Monthly Archives: June 2011

Handled Pineapples Enjoyed in Sunny Florida

I’m sitting here in Miami’s airport stuck as a bug in a rug. Storms have diverted most incoming flights to alternate landing spots in Florida so I have no plane to fly back to Houston. I guess I will just … Continue reading

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River Swamp Chill & Fever Cure with embossed Alligator

If you collect cures, then the 1884 River Swamp Chill & Fever Cure, with embossed alligator, is probably your heart’s desire, unless one is already in your collection. Read the rest on the FOHBC site…

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Soda & Beer Bottles of North America Web Site

Tod von Mechow talked to me during the recent FOHBC National Show and Sale and suggested I visit his in-depth web site called Soda & Beer Bottles of North America. This site really is a work horse. Tod had done a fantastic … Continue reading

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New Way to Look at Bottles?

As you may know, Elizabeth and I live in Bottle ‘Siberia’ here in Southeast Texas meaning we are off the beaten track for visitors. Wouldn’t you know it, Jerry and Helen Forbes visited us prior to the four of us … Continue reading

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Western Green Bitters…Let’s Add Some More!

A collector who wishes to remain anonymous, sent me this gorgeous picture of three Western Bitters. From Left to right… Cassin’s Grape Brandy Bitters, Lacour’s Sarsapariphere Bitters and a Byrne and Castree Salutaris Bitters S.F. Let’s add some more pictures … Continue reading

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Jerry Forbes Does it Again

Jerry Forbes (Carmel, California) and I just finished the FOHBC Memphis National Show. As usual, Jerry has done phenomenal. He sold well and purchased well. Look at this photograph of some of his goodies just taken in his hotel room. … Continue reading

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Bourbon Whiskey Bitters

Yesterday at the FOHBC National Show and Sale in Memphis, I was able to add two (2) new Bourbon Whiskey Bitters to my collection. It’s fun to find new colors! B 171 BOURBON WHISKEY BITTERS, Circa 1860’s – 1880’s, BOURBON WHISKEY ( … Continue reading

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Mystery Pig Bottle

Anybody recognize the Pig Bottle? Hello, I have had this bottle for 45 years and have tried to learn about it with no luck. It is about 6 1/2″ long and is pottery. It has a schooner embossed on the … Continue reading

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Royal Kent Hop Bitters

Another interesting Bitters Bottle from Australia: Hi Ferdinand, A message from Bill Ham regarding bitters not listed in the bitters books got me to thinking! Recently a stunning bottle turned up which has never been seen, not even a piece … Continue reading

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FOHBC Reno 2012 Expo Contracts

Richard Siri and Marty Hall have forwarded the FOHBC contracts for Reno. This is going to be a big one! Click Flyer for Info.

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