Tag Archives: New York

Herkules Bitters – Now in Three Sizes

Herkules Bitters – Now in Three Sizes 26 October 2017 (R•102717) As most of us know, Hercules is a Roman hero and god. He was the equivalent of the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Zeus (Roman … Continue reading

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Dr. Herrick’s Standard Family Medicine

Dr. Herrick’s Standard Family Medicine Herrick’s Strengthening Bitters and Herrick’s Vegetable Tonic Bitters 24 June 2017 Within this post is reference to two early bitters from 1846 and 1847 that seem to be unlisted. The Strengthening Bitters and Vegetable Tonic … Continue reading

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Now Two Tally-Ho Bitters

Now Two Tally-ho Bitters Dr. Dimock’s Tally-Ho Bitters (Buffalo, New York) & Tally-Ho Bitters by John Caracopulo (Natchez, Mississippi) 22 June 2017 While searching some old Mississippi newspapers for evidence of the Mississippi Valley Bitters I came across a Tally-Ho Bitters … Continue reading

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Dr. Brunon’s Bitters – To Hotel Keepers, Restaurants, Druggists, Grocers and the Public

Dr. Brunon’s Bitters To Hotel Keepers, Restaurants, Druggists, Grocers and the Public 15 June 2017 A simple post here for an 1859 bitters advertisement I found the other day in The Ottawa Free Trader. Dr. Brunon’s Bitters would cure just … Continue reading

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A labeled Gordon’s Dry Gin, Gordon’s Pale Orange Bitters and a Tanqueray Fine Gin bottle

A labeled Gordon’s Dry Gin, Gordon’s Pale Orange Bitters and a Tanqueray Fine Gin bottle 06 February 2017 I really like to see complete packages when it comes to antique bottles. This means a great looking original label attached to … Continue reading

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Stage Actress Beauties – Looking at some Damiana Bitters Advertising Trade Cards

Stage Actress Beauties -Looking at some Damiana Bitters Advertising Trade Cards 15 October 2016 As we posted on an odd Damiana Bitters the other day, I thought it would be nice to round this off with some Damiana Bitters advertising … Continue reading

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Farrell’s Magnolia Bitters – O. H. Peckham & Co. – St. Louis

Farrell’s Magnolia Bitters – O. H. Peckham & Co. – St. Louis 26 March 2016 Ellen Hass Faulkenberry snagged this killer labeled Farrell’s Magnolia Bitters at the recent antique bottle show in St. Louis, Missouri. She posts on Facebook, “Thank you Tom, … Continue reading

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Dr. Asher Atkinson’s Universal Family Medicines

Dr. Asher Atkinson’s Universal Family Medicines Botanic Druggist, Principal Depot, No. 230 Greenwich St., New York 27 November 2015 (R•113015) Working in my “A’s” today trying to see if any unlisted bitters are parked in my “to do” folders. Here … Continue reading

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Alphons Dryfoos’ Wald Koenig Bitters and an amazing bottle design patent

Alphons Dryfoos’ Wald Koenig Bitters And an amazing bottle design patent 23 November 2015 (R•120315) Here is a pretty cool bottle design that never happened. If it did, it would probably be the coolest bitters bottle ever, surpassing the figural indian … Continue reading

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Jacob Pinkerton’s Wahoo & Calisaya Bitters

Jacob Pinkerton’s Wahoo & Calisaya Bitters 21 November 2015 (R•020116) Have you ever used the celebrated Wahoo and Calisaya Bitters better known by the cabalistic letters “I.M. O. K. — 1864– Y!  Y!” This phrase is repeated in various period … Continue reading

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