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2016 Houston Bottle Show fun as usual!

2016 Houston Bottle Show fun as usual! 25 July 2016 The Houston Bottle Show is usually a tough one for me because it is usually a week or two before the Federation National Show (FOHBC 2016 Sacramento National Antique Bottle … Continue reading

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Cap’n Jacks’ Star Anchor Bitters – Portsmouth, Ohio

Cap’n Jacks’ Star Anchor Bitters W. L. B. Jack – Portsmouth, Ohio 05 December 2015 (R•120915) I received an email asking about the value and rarity of an amber Star Anchor Bitters that was found in an estate collection. It … Continue reading

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A Super Steele’s Niagara Star Bitters

A Super Steele’s Niagara Star Bitters 06 October 2015 Another incoming e-mail and some super pictures of a super bottle from Chris Eib. Groovy green glass. Did just say that? We heard from Chris last week which resulted in the … Continue reading

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The Two Other Plantation Bitters

The two other Plantation Bitters + another 05 September 2015 Just about all of us are familiar with the Drake’s Plantations Bitters figural log cabin bottle. Besides Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters, you probably see more Drake’s at shows, at auctions and online than … Continue reading

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Lone Star Stomach Bitters – New Orleans

Lone Star Stomach Bitters – New Orleans 30 May 2015 Here is another super bitters that made an exciting appearance at the recent American Glass Gallery Auction 14 by John Pastor. Let’s do a little digging on the J. Dreyfus (Crescent Moon and … Continue reading

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Frederick’s Great Remedy – The American Star Bitters

Frederick’s Great Remedy – The American Star Bitters 24 January 2015 On February 23, 1866, George P. Frederick may have opened his morning newspaper with coffee and a biscuit only to read with interest the following lines titled “The American Star“. … Continue reading

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Cotton’s Southern Star Stomach Bitters

Cotton’s Southern Star Stomach Bitters On September 9, 1957, Hattie Cotton was dynamited because one African-American girl had been enrolled in first grade. Top picture is a crowd gathered at the bombing site. 07 December 2014 Cotton’s Southern Star Stomach … Continue reading

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Cool Embossings 3

Cool Embossings 3 09 September 2014 Lions, Bears and Bulls oh my. This is the third post in the series titled “Cool Embossings”. See Cool Bottle Embossings and Cool Bottle Embossings 2. I carry these images around in my digital purse, and periodically want to post. … Continue reading

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Brophy’s Bitters – A Mailman and his Bitters

Brophy’s Bitters – A Mailman and his Bitters Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois 08 January 2014 This post was inspired by an image provided by Jim May depicting Brophy’s Depot, which was a post office and establishment for selling Brophy’s Bitters. The … Continue reading

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Dr. C. V. Schmidt’s Asteroid Tonic Bitters – 1848

Dr. C. V. Schmidt’s Asteroid Tonic Bitters – 1848 06 November 2013 (R•111513) (R•051915) Jim Hagenbuch over at Glass Works Auctions had this extraordinary, Dr. C. V. Schmidt’s Asteroid Tonic Bitters that I just missed getting in their last auction. Fortunately my bottle … Continue reading

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