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Monday – 23 May 2016
Leaving for Louisville here shortly. Massive restorations aqnd renovations at Peach Ridge. Deep into inconvenience.
Here is that unlisted Dr. Duncan’s Stomach Bitters that closed on eBay last night. Bill Ham has provided the following listing and drawing. I cropped image background out in PhotoShop.
D 116.7 DR. C. P. DUNCAN’S / STOMACH BITTERS // sp // f // sp //
Rectangular, Amber, NSC, Tooled lip, 3 sp, Extremely rare
The company was located in Jackson, Tenn. and later moved to Nashville, Tenn. Also manufacturer of DR C P DUNCAN’S LIVER MEDICINE, JACKSON, TENN.
Wednesday – 04 May 2016
Working from Greenville today. Beautiful weather. Cool Red Cross Laxative Bitters on eBay. Bill Ham has updated the listing.
R 18 L . . . Red Cross Laxative Bitters, Manuatured by and
Distributed for C. C. Koska, East St. Louis, Ill.
10 3/4 x 2 1/2 (8 1/2)
Square, Amber, LTC, Tooled lip
Bottled by the East St. Louis Bitters Co., 1514 State Street, East St. Louis Ill.
Correction of information in BITTERS BOTTLES
01 May 2016
Hi Ferdinand, Jack Klotz in Hannibal (Missouri) here. I have read several times with interest the article about your Brown’s Aromatic Bitters from Hannibal. I just recently dug an undamaged example this past week here in Hannibal and have been trying to find out just how many are known. Other than yours, I find no other examples. I find it hard to believe it could be that rare and am curious if you know of any other amber ones? I am also curious on the number of aqua ones and assume they are more numerous than the amber ones? (Just in case I get lucky enough to dig an aqua one!) Also, I notice some slight differences. I am guessing the C in the description is a basal embossing? Mine has only an early key mold, which brings me to the auction date of 1875-85. I dug mine in context with strictly mid 1860’s use layer and believe this to be a more accurate time starting point for these. I am also wondering if these were meant to be more widely distributed, as his other products I am aware of seem more local than of the “patent medicine” design. Thanks in advance for any info. READ POST: Brown’s Aromatic Bitters – Hannibal, Missouri