Tag Archives: Western

Surgical Institute Bitters

Surgical Institute Bitters 17 March 2016 Here is reference to an unlisted bitters called the Surgical Institute Bitters. Yesterday, when I found this advertisement shown above, I immediately thought we might be talking about the same fellows who put out … 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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Blue Gum Bitters – Stockton, California

Blue Gum Bitters A nice takeaway from the 2015 Downieville Antique Bottle Show 13 September 2015 Frank Ritz pulled me aside at the 2015 Downieville Antique Bottle Show to show me some bitters that he brought for sale. Most were pretty difficult … 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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Two California collections at Holabird’s Western Americana Collections

Two California collections at Holabird’s Western Americana Collections 07 September 2014 My name is Joe Elcano and I work with Fred Holabird. He has asked me to contact you to see if you could help us. Our September and December … Continue reading

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The E. Julin – ABO football sized torpedo

The E. Julin – ABO football sized torpedo 23 August 2014 (R•091814) Incoming e-mail from prominent west coast bottle collector, Dale Mlasko. We’ve seen many of Dale’s great western bitters pictures before. He had this oddity needing identification. I quickly … Continue reading

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Looking again at Rosenbaum’s Bitters

Looking again at Rosenbaum’s Bitters Who was this Dr. Rosenbaum? 23 December 2013 (R•052814) Quite a bit has been written about N. B. Jacob’s & Co. and Dr. Rosenbaum’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters from San Francisco. Periodically, I try to reach back … Continue reading

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Hibernia Bitters, Herman Braunschweiger & the Bumsted guy

Hibernia Bitters, Herman Braunschweiger & the Bumsted guy 11 December 2013 I couldn’t help but notice a really nice example of a Hibernia Bitters currently on ebay. The bitters was produced by Braunschweiger & Bumstead (should be spelled Bumsted) from San Francisco, Califiornia It … Continue reading

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Cataloging of Bitters Bottles – Bill Ham

Cataloging of Bitters Bottles – Bill Ham 09 August 2013 Cataloging of bitters by the various authors has been an ongoing and evolving process. Each new publication has added and increased the information. The additional information in each publication has … Continue reading

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Bennet’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters – San Francisco

Bennet’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters San Francisco A number of us were watching the western Bennet’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters from San Francisco that closed on ebay the other day. This is a wonderful bottle and I am sure the new owner … Continue reading

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