Tag Archives: Pittsburgh

Happy Easter and a New Bitters for you

Happy Easter and a New Bitters for You! 27 March 2016 Always nice to hear from the digging crews, especially Jeff Milhalik as he has a special knack for finding easter eggs and digging up incredible bottles. Some of you … Continue reading

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Mishler’s Herb Bitters and The Mishler Family

Mishler’s Herb Bitters and the Mishler Family 14 October 2015 If you are a bitters collector, you probably possess a bottle or two of the celebrated Mishler’s Herb Bitters on your shelves. The Great Household Remedy. Very popular and with … Continue reading

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What about this Tilton’s Dandelion Bitters?

What about this Tilton’s Dandelion Bitters? 27 February 2015 (R•022815) (R•112415-Ring Example) Some of you may be aware of a series of Dandelion Bitters posts that have occurred on Peachridge Glass in the past. A complete listing is at the bottom … Continue reading

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Looking at Boerhave’s Holland Bitters – Pittsburgh

Looking at a Boerhave’s Holland Bitters – Pittsburgh 25 February 2015 (R•022715) Jeff Wichmann currently has a Boerhave’s Holland Bitters up on his American Bottle Auctions “For Sale” page that prompted me to pull my example out of a digital … Continue reading

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McKelvy’s Stomach Bitters – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

McKelvy’s Stomach Bitters – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Aqua and Cornflower Blue 14 February 2015 Sometimes there is just so little information available to help identify a bottle that you just have to connect the dots and make assumptions. In today’s case it … Continue reading

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With and without the words Monopole Bitters

With and without the words Monopole Bitters Herman Toser Co. – Milwaukee & William Frank & Sons – Pittsburgh 24 December 2014 [Christmas Eve] Frank Wicker with BottlePickers scored himself an early Christmas present when he picked up a en-embossed Monopole Bitters. … 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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Swiss Stomach Bitters from Zwinger to Koch to Zoeller

Swiss Stomach Bitters from Zwinger to Koch to Zoeller  22 March 2014 (R•060314 – Z7 added) (R•110316-labeled Z7) It is always nice to hear from fellow bitters collector Gary Beatty from sunny Florida. Gary is also a Pastor by profession … Continue reading

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Dr. Allen’s Stomach Bitters – Pittsburgh 16 March 2014 (R•031714) Glass Works Auctions, in their “Winter Be Gone” Catalog Auction 101, presently online, has a nice example of a Dr. Allen’s Stomach Bitters from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The bottle reminds me … Continue reading

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Ihmsen’s Old Tonic Bitters – Who is Henry Ihmsen?

Ihmsen’s Old Tonic Bitters – Who is Henry Ihmsen? 15 December 2013 (R•111214) Sometimes, I suppose, I tend to drive myself crazy. I start off down one road looking for an obscure bitters, then I take a left turn down … Continue reading

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