Tag Archives: San Francisco

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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Early Damiana Bitters or is something wrong here?

Early Damiana Bitters or is something wrong here? The New, Wonderful & Only Certain Aphrodisiac 14 October 2016 (R•102516) Gary Beatty snagged this interesting Baja California Damiana Bitters with a label (pictured above) and wonders if it is a variant of … Continue reading

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Lost California Bear found in North Carolina

Lost California Bear found in North Carolina 19 June 2016 Marty Vollmer, the South Carolina show chairman, called me and said a friend found an ad on Craigslist for a bottle with a bear on it. I asked if it … Continue reading

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Celebrated Crown Bitters – F. Chevalier Sole Agent

Celebrated Crown Stomach Bitters – F. Chevalier Sole Agent 17 January 2016 Here is a nice connection with whiskey and bitters bottles submitted by FOHBC Treasurer, Gary Beatty. I worked on the pictures a little bit to work with the post. … Continue reading

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Mills’ Bitters – A. M. Gilman – Sole Proprietor

Mills’ Bitters – A. M. Gilman – Sole Proprietor 08 January 2015 Jeff Wichmann recently sold an excellent example of a Mill’s Bitters lady’s leg figural over at his newly formed American Bottle Auctions For Sale page. You don’t see or … Continue reading

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Meet Chef Johnny Pol “The Foodman”

Meet Chef Johnny Pol “The Foodman” 10 October 2014 I met Chef Johnny Pol at the super 2014 Morro Bay Antique Bottle Show earlier this year and was impressed with his table of bottles and personality. Our hobby has so many … Continue reading

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California Wine Bitters – From the vineyard of Kohler & Frohling

California Wine Bitters – From the vineyard of Kohler & Frohling 16 September 2014 (R•030615) Here, everything is not as it should be. The first example of the California Wine Bitters lady’s leg pictured below was spotted on a table at the … Continue reading

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Hufeland Swiss Stomach Bitters

Hufeland Swiss Stomach Bitters 14 September 2014 (R•091814) Jerry Forbes brought a labeled Hufeland Swiss Stomach Bitters from the Downieville Bottle Show back to our cabin last night. I think he purchased it for $25. This joins some other exciting bitters that were … Continue reading

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Amazing 8-Sided Utility Bottle…Is It Baltimore?

Amazing 8-Sided Bottle…Is It Baltimore? 29 August 2014 As part of the “Dale Mlasko and great bottles found at the bottom of a San Francisco Hole Week” we now show you this amazing utility or ink bottle that Dale found in … Continue reading

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Bertinguiot… French or American Inks?

Bertinguiot… French or American Inks? 27 August 2014 (R•082814) Must be Dale Mlasko week (visit Oregon Trail Antique Bottles & Glass). Keep getting these drop-dead, stunning pictures of bottles that were dug in San Francisco. Earlier this week it was the E. Julin – ABO … Continue reading

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