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The Hull Brothers barrel from Detroit, Michigan

The Hull Brothers barrel from Detroit, Michigan 22 September 2016 (R•102416) Here is a new barrel post for the extremely rare Hull Bros. from Detroit, Michigan. In fact, this is the only example I have ever seen. The amber bottle was offered … Continue reading

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Dr. Owen’s European Life Bitters – Detroit

Dr. Owen’s European Life Bitters – Detroit Which Dr. Owen’s are we talking about? 05 June 2015 Let’s take a moment and look at the Dr. Owen’s European Life Bitters from Detroit, Michigan. This is a pretty old bitters bottle with a … Continue reading

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Dr. S. Griggs’ Aromatic Bitters – Detroit

Dr. S. Griggs’ Aromatic Bitters – Detroit 26 March 2015 (R•052615) While searching for information on the Prof. H.P. Lorman Tonic Bitters and Appetizer, I came across this cool advertisement below for Dr. S. Griggs’ Aromatic Bitters from Detroit, Michigan. I knew I had … Continue reading

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Webb’s Improved Stomach Bitters – Jackson, Michigan

Webb’s Improved Stomach Bitters Jackson, Michigan 29 March 2014 (R•033014) (R•053015) It is not often that I purchase a bottle for my collection when I already have an example, unless of course it is a different color or mold variation. … Continue reading

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Thrilled to pick up a light amber Schroeder’s Bitters

Thrilled to pick up a light amber Schroeder’s Bitters 23 March 2014 Ferd, I know it is not the rarest in the world, but while at the Flint, Michigan bottle show last weekend, I was thrilled to pick up a … Continue reading

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L.Q.C. Wishart’s Pine Tree Tar Cordial with the Poison Label!

L.Q.C. Wishart’s Pine Tree Tar Cordial with the Poison Label! 31 January 2014 I like it when an example of a re-purposed bottle shows up at an auction or on ebay. They are fun to look at and add ‘personality’ … Continue reading

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Looking at a Collection of Pattern Molded Flasks

Looking at a Collection of Pattern Molded Flasks 24 November 2013 While visiting with John Pastor and Liz Maxbauer in New Hudson, Michigan the other day, I was able to look at quite a few extraordinary bottles including Merchant’s Gargling … Continue reading

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31st Annual Detroit Bottle Show & Sale on ebay

31st Annual Detroit Bottle Show & Sale on ebay 27 October 2013 09 November 2013 (Saturday) Royal Oak, Michigan – Metropolitan Detroit Antique Bottle Club’s 31st Antique Bottle Show & Sale at the Royal Oak Elks Lodge #1523, 2401 E. Fourth Street, Royal Oak, Michigan, Saturday, … Continue reading

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Fenner’s Capitol Bitters – Fredonia NY

Fenner’s Capitol Bitters Fredonia N.Y. 02 October 2013 Always nice to open your e-mails each morning to see what ‘bottle’ surprises’ might be waiting for you. In today’s case it was an e-mail from my Houston bottle friend and Civil … Continue reading

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Dr. Shepard’s Compound Wahoo Bitters – Grand Rapids

Dr. Shepard’s Compound Wahoo Bitters Grand Rapids, Michigan 30 September 2013 The cure-all in vogue was Shepard’s Compound Wahoo Bitters, “not a whiskey or stimulating beverage, but medicine within reach of all.” Charles N. Shepard was born in New York … Continue reading

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