Tag Archives: John Feldmann

The best Lady’s Leg in the Galaxy – Universe Bitters

The best Lady’s Leg in the Galaxy – Universe Bitters 31 May 2014 It was nice seeing the lady’s leg figural, Universe Bitters, from Louisville, Kentucky, at the top of the Top 25 Kentucky’s Rarest Bitter Bottles list. The bottle … Continue reading

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The California Herb Bitters from Pittsburgh

The California Herb Bitters from Pittsburgh 18 May 2014 (R•052514) (R•090216) Here is an extremely rare, bitters square with a phenomenal form and name. When I say rare, I mean like “only known example”. The California Herb Bitters is from Pittsburgh and has G. W. … Continue reading

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Dr. C. V. Schmidt’s Asteroid Tonic Bitters – 1848

Dr. C. V. Schmidt’s Asteroid Tonic Bitters – 1848 06 November 2013 (R•111513) (R•051915) Jim Hagenbuch over at Glass Works Auctions had this extraordinary, Dr. C. V. Schmidt’s Asteroid Tonic Bitters that I just missed getting in their last auction. Fortunately my bottle … Continue reading

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The handled Foerster’s Teutonic Bitters – Chicago

Foerster’s Teutonic Bitters | Chicago 06 July 2013 (R•101514) I was recently able to add a long sought after, extremely rare, Foerster’s Teutonic Bitters to my collection. As one of only two handled bitters brands that exist, the Foerster’s from Chicago, … Continue reading

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A great find at an estate auction in Southern Michigan

A great find at an estate auction in Southern Michigan W Y N K O O P 14 May 2013 Hi Ferdinand: A childhood bottle digging friend and fellow bottle collector stopped by my shop today to show me his … Continue reading

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The Constitution Bitters from Buffalo, NY

CONSTITUTION BITTERS SEWARD & BENTLEY | BUFFALO, NY The Constitution Bitters from Buffalo, NY Stephen B. Seward & Burr S. Bentley 14 May 2013 (R•031314) (R•051814) (R•053015) (R•030616) For the sake of this Constitution Bitters, we are dealing with Stephen B. Seward … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Series – Old Homestead Wild Cherry Bitters

Log Cabin Series – Old Homestead Wild Cherry Bitters 24 November 2012 (R•052814) (R•031817) OLD FOLKS AT HOME! O L D    H O M E S T E A D W I L D    C H E R … Continue reading

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OK Plantation Bitters – the “Big Boys”

O K    P L A N T A T I O N    B I T T E R S the   “B I G    B O Y S” If you remember, some time back, towards the end … Continue reading

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The “Blue-Green” Drakes Mystery

T H E   “B L U E – G R E E N”  D R A K E S Updated 01 July 2013 A good marketing or advertising piece should catch your eye whether it is mailed,  displayed or … Continue reading

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The Many Layers of the FOHBC

Here is the new cover design for the exciting next issue of Bottles and Extras that will be arriving in members mail boxes by 01 November 2012. This issue will feature the great John Feldmann Bitters collection. Just another reason … Continue reading

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