Tag Archives: Minnesota

Labeled Towle’s Crown of Canada Brand Syrup

Labeled Towle’s Crown of Canada Brand Syrup 07 January 2015 It never fails, I always seem to learn something when I see a piece of unfamiliar glass. In today’s case, it was this fully labeled Towle’s Crown of Canada Brand Syrup jar, … Continue reading

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Reference to an unlisted Mormon Tonic Bitters

Reference to an unlisted Mormon Tonic Bitters 08 November 2014 Made and used by the Mormons of Utah for 46 years The other day, while patrolling the internet, I came across this listing for Mormon Tonic Bitters from the St. Paul Daily … Continue reading

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Dakota Bitters – Bismarck, Dakota

Dakota Bitters Bismarck, Dakota 19 October 2013 I came across these two obscure small advertisements below in the Bismarck (Dakota) Tribune in 1877 noting a celebrated Dakota Bitters being sold by Dyer & Byrne at the Firemens Exchange (late 7th Cavalry Saloon) … Continue reading

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Gregory’s Scotch Bitters – Minneapolis

Gregory’s Scotch Bitters Minneapolis, Minnesota 18 October 2013 (R•101913 – Ketcham material) (R•091416) (R•041117) Prominent among their specialties is the Celebrated Gregory’s Scotch Bitters of which they are the sole manufacturers and which is having a most flattering sale. Young … Continue reading

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Bitters Stamped – 1881 Internal Revenue Record and Customs Journal

Bitters Stamped – 1881 Internal Revenue Record and Customs Journal Published by P.V. Van Wyck & Company, 1881 09 October 2013 Here is an interesting Internal Revenue document dated, April 19, 1881 that shows a list of bitters brands needing … Continue reading

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Heminger Figural Bitters Collection – All Top Shelf

HEMINGER COLLECTION Bill Heminger (Virginia, Minnesota) and I were having a telephone conversation the other night and the conversation eventually came around to the Barto’s Great Gun Bitters and guns! You see, Bill and I had chased a few of … Continue reading

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Saloons and Establishments from Yesteryear

Ketcham | Yesteryear Gallery Steve Ketcham Early American Bottles, Advertising, and Stoneware www.antiquebottledepot.com Saloons and Establishments from Yesteryear 01 September 2012 Presenting the fifth gallery of vintage pictures from up North as new material has come in from Steve Ketcham. This is … Continue reading

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Photographs and Images of People Drinking – Part IV (Brewing)

Photographs and Images of People Drinking – Part IV (Brewing) 29 August 2012 Ketcham | Brewing Gallery Steve Ketcham Early American Bottles, Advertising, and Stoneware www.antiquebottledepot.com Presenting the fourth gallery of vintage pictures from up North as new material has … Continue reading

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Oriental Herb Bitters – A Real Oddity

Oriental Herb Bitters – A Real Oddity 28 November 2011 Rick DeMarsh over at Rick’s Bottle Room (visit RicksBottleRoom.com) asked the following question on the PRG Facebook page. “Need some help on this one please, Oriental Herb Bitters“ At first … Continue reading

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Flat Quilted Lightning Rod Balls

Lightning Rod Balls do not get the airplay of say Target Balls, Fire Grenades or Witch Balls, but in my camp, these balls rule. Pictured above is my color run of Quilted Flat Lightning Rod Balls. Company pattern of the George … Continue reading

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