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Monday, 29 February 2016
From Ken Previtali” Speaking of Balto, found this for you in my travels: http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/eaa_A0427/
Read: Baltimore’s Iron Bitters – Brown Chemical Company
Friday, 26 February 2016
Headed back to Houston on an early bird from DC. Lots to do. Just so much beauty in these historically significant pieces that are not complete. I would much rather imagine than see a replica. (partial amber Liberty Eagle historical flask – Chris Rowell, sapphire blue reconstructed Leriemondies Southern Bitters, reconstructed early American glass picture and witch ball and of course, the Venus de Milo (Aphrodite of Milos) at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Click Image to Enlarge.
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Leaving for Washington D.C. later this morn for business. Thought I would post this pic of a Professor Byrne’s Stomach Bitters with a metal closure and porcelain stopper which reads “Amanda Miller / Germantown, PA.”. Extremely rare. Strong mold impression. Unlisted color. In Hecklers next Auction #133
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Hey Guys, here is what I am told is an unlisted bitters. I saw it this week end at Rick’s house (Rick Carney, Brunswick Maine). It is a very dark amber. Hard to get a good photo of it. I will be writing a story on his taking broken bottles and saving them into art. I am inclosing a photo of his work as well.
PRG: Carney’s Tonic Bitters is C 56 and pictured in Bitters Bottles Supplement.
Saturday, 20 February 2016
David Jackson snags this killer XR Texas Blood Purifier and Tonic Bitters, San Antonio, Texas. Rare as hens teeth! Read: Texas Bitters List A different variant than I have seen before too. See David Cole example further below.
Friday, 19 February 2016
Here is the Senour’s Calisaya Bitters cleaned. See Mondays post.
Monday, 15 February 2016
A great privy,…on a cold day. A lot of good stuff … and a bitters I’ve never seen … Senour’s Calisaya Bitters – Bill Yablonski
Dr. J. Ashbaugh’s Plant and Root Bitters from Pittsburgh PA posted by Aaron Weyand on Antique Bitters Bottles Facebook page.
Sunday (Superbowl), 07 February 2016
Bill Ham notes a rare variant that he has never seen and is not listed. eBay
222013193872. Just sold.
M 144.5 MOULTON’S (au) OLOROSO / BITTERS // TRADE MARK (au) motif pineapple
Round with fluted neck and at base, Aqua, LTCR, Applied mouth. Extremely rare
Dug from a construction site in Brooksville, Mississippi.
Saturday, 06 February 2016
Reference to a possibly unlisted bitters. The O. K. Bitters put out by The O. K. Bitters Company | Dr. Kennard & Company. A notice below to exempt the product from the whisky tax. From The Courier Journal (Frankfort, Kentucky), Tuesday, March 21, 1882.
Friday, 05 February 2016
Hey Ferd, here is a nice Old Dr.Townsend’s Sarsaparilla New York I found in my travels of late. It is beautiful. Numbers on bottle and base are my inventory numbers. I don’t know what variant it is as I don’t specialize in Townsends. Perhaps one of the Townsend collectors will let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Best Regards Ferd, Gary Beatty
PRG: Gary, I posted on PRG Facebook. Rick Ciralli will respond. Rick is the keeper of The Many Molds of Townsend’s Sarsaparilla Facebook page and is our go-to guy here.
Rick Ciralli: Ferd tell Gary this is the ODJT4 mold previously featured in a past issue of AB&GC magazine. Nice bottle.
Thursday, 04 February 2016
Working on a series of Western bottle articles in BOTTLES and EXTRAS from prominent western collector Steve Abbott leading up to the FOHBC 2016 Sacramento National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo. Here are a couple of cool teaser pics.
Wednesday, 03 February 2016
Really cool Jockey Club House bitters package on ebay right now. Steve Ketcham posted this.
Tuesday, 02 February 2016[Received yesterday] Ferdinand, I hope all is well with you. Thought you might like to see this recent (dug yesterday) local find. There are records of an Arcade Saloon in Houston all the way back to the 1830’s…this bottle is probably from 1900-1910 or so. Best Regards, Brandon DeWolfe, P.E (Houston)
Monday, 01 February 2016
Off to Tampa here shortly. Earlier today I updated the Charles Lediard and his Liquor Products in anticipation of an article I am writing for the May June issue of BOTTLES and EXTRAS.
Pinkerton’s liquor store and Wahoo Bitters manufactory destroyed by fire – New York Daily Reformer (Watertown, N.Y.), Thursday Evening, October 5, 1865 (added by Corey Stock)