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The Bust of Columbia Liberty Cap Eagle Historical Flask

The Bust of Columbia Liberty Cap Eagle Historical Flask 22 February 2016 (R•022416) (R•031416) Just when you wonder when the long drought and absence of killer bottles will end, up comes this off-the-chart great Bust of Columbia with Liberty Cap – American Eagle … Continue reading

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Top Saratoga “Wanted” List Update

Top Saratoga “Wanted” List Update 27 August 2015 A couple of weeks before the FOHBC 2015 Chattanooga National, I received a simple e-mail from Neil Moore from Milford, Delaware that is represented below. Good morning, I read your comments regarding … Continue reading

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Is their a relationship between Grape Bitters by C.R. Smith & Company in Chicago?

Is there a relationship between Grape Bitters by C .R. Smith & Company in Chicago and Dr. A.H. Smith’s Old Style Bitters from St. Louis? 29 March 2015 Sorry for the long title. I though I recognized this bottle as it reminded me of … Continue reading

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Fully labeled Dr. A. S. Hopkins Union Stomach Bitters

Fully labeled Dr. A. S. Hopkins Union Stomach Bitters 06 November 2014 Glass Works Auctions has this super example of a Dr. A. S. Hopkins Union Stomach Bitters in their “Christmas Comes Early” Auction 105 that opens on 10 November 2014. … Continue reading

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My “Fall” grouping of 1/2 pint Union Clasped Hands

My “Fall” grouping of 1/2 pint Union Clasped Hands 26 September 2014 As I returned to Houston yesterday, I noticed the temperature was a good 15 degrees cooler than when I left earlier in the week. Here at Peach Ridge … Continue reading

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The Union Spring Bottle

The Union Spring Bottle Number 9 on the Bernhard Puckhaber list of the ‘Ten Most Wanted Saratogas’ 19 June 2014 (updated with Union Spring info same day) The other night, at the closing of Glass Works Auctions | Auction 102, I noticed this good-looking, … Continue reading

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Looking at some Dr. Langley’s Root & Herb Bitters from Boston

Looking at some Dr. Langley’s Root & Herb Bitters from Boston “Buy me and I will do you good.” 26 February 2014 The top picture pretty much sums up why I am a bitters collector. Look at this great masculine … Continue reading

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I took a few photos this morning of my Union Clasping Hands flasks

I took a few photos this morning of my Union Clasping Hands flasks 09 February 2014 I took a few photos this morning of some of my Union Clasping Hands flasks and thought I would pass a few on. Jim … Continue reading

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Bottles on the Steamship SS Republic

S T E A M S H I P   S S   R E P U B L I C I wanted to circle back after honing up on the Steamboat Arabia (Read: Looking for Bottles Carried on the Steamboat … Continue reading

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Galveston and the Civil War: An Island City in the Maelstrom

Exciting news from Jim Schmidt, my Houston celebrity friend, FOHBC member and historian extraordinaire. Jim joined our antique bottle and glass community ranks a year or so ago and brings major depth to the historical aspect of our collecting. This is … Continue reading

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