Tag Archives: Meyer Collection

Cool Embossings 2

Cool Embossings 2 28 August 2012 This is the second post in the series titled “Cool Embossings”. See Cool Bottle Embossings 1. As a designer, I just love seeing these images on bottles. So cool. This is a living and breathing post, meaning … Continue reading

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Aqua Dr. Jacobs Bitters New Haven, CT – Pontil & Full Label

Aqua Dr. Jacobs Bitters New Haven, CT – Pontil & Full Label 22 August 2012 (R•110614) I like this listing on eBay for the smaller, DR. JACOB’S BITTERS (J 11) for a number of reasons. It seems to be a … Continue reading

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Solomon’s Strengthening & Invigorating Bitters – Savannah, Ga.

SOLOMONS’ STRENGTHENING BITTERS SAVANNAH, GEORGIA 13 August 2012 (Post updated 18 December 2012) Sometimes I have posts that take a longer range approach such as the Fancy Square Series and the Figural Barrel Series etc. Other posts just announce antique … Continue reading

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Barrel Series – Bininger Old Kentucky Bourbon

BININGER OLD KENTUCKY BOURBON 10 August 2012 Let’s now move on to the great and well-known Bininger brand figural barrels. I am fortunate to possess an example (pictured below) and one was included in the recent Glass Works Auctions | … Continue reading

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Barrel Series – W.C. Bitters

W. C. BITTERS | BROBST & RENTSCHLER Here is a figural bitters barrel that takes a back seat to the other heavy hitter barrels such as the Old Sachems, Greeley’s and Roback’s (see bottom of page). It a later bottle … Continue reading

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Barrel Series – Ben Franklin Bitters

BEN FRANKLIN BITTERS “Prove all things.” Here is a really great figural barrel in a conical form with tapered horizontal ribbing. There in NO embossing but at least two labeled examples exist (see pictures below) calling this a BEN FRANKLIN … Continue reading

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Barrel Series – Highland Bitters and Scotch Tonic

HIGHLAND BITTERS AND SCOTCH TONIC  21 July 2012 (R•110813) (R•111313) (R•112813 – Mansfield Medicine Book) (R•090516) “EUREKA. UNPARALLED SUCCESS of the WORLD-RENOWNED HIGHLAND BITTERS! Or, SCOTCH TONIC, The Greatest Remedy for all Diseases of the STOMACH, LIVER and BOWELS EVER … Continue reading

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Barrel Series – Smith’s Druid Bitters

SMITH’S DRUID BITTERS 20 July 2012 (R•052914) “on o/e all due up to this date except 1 barrel whisky” The Smith’s Druid Bitters is a great Baltimore figural bitters barrel that I have written about before. Read: Awesome Smith’s Druid Bitters … Continue reading

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Barrel Series – Roback’s Stomach Bitters (the smaller ones)

ROBACK’S STOMACH BITTERS (R 74) 19 July 2012 (R•031414) Dr. Roback was neither a Doctor nor a Roback. He was an unsuccessful farmer, turned salesman, who in 1844, escaped debtor’s prison in his native Sweden. He started in Boston as … Continue reading

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Barrel Series – Roback’s Stomach Bitters (the big boys)

ROBACK’S STOMACH BITTERS (R 73) 18 July 2012 (R•122113) (R•091516) Dr. Roback was neither a Doctor nor a Roback. He was an unsuccessful farmer, turned salesman, who in 1844, escaped debtor’s prison in his native Sweden.  The post is about the popular, … Continue reading

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