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Harry Johnson’s 1882 Bartender’s Manual

Harry Johnson’s 1882 Bartender’s Manual 13 October 2018 It was interesting to come across and read online the New and Improved Illustrated Bartender’s Manual or How to Mix Drinks of the Present Style. It was published in New York City in 1882 … Continue reading

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Goldheim Bitters featured in Bottles and Extras

Goldheim Bitters featured in Bottles and Extras 08 August 2018 The July | August 2018 issue of Bottles and Extras has a super article on the extremely rare, Goldheim Celebrated Swiss Stomach Bitters from Baltimore. The article was written by … Continue reading

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Daily Dose | July – December 2018

July • December  |  2 0 1 8 11 November 2018 | Sunday Reference to some unlisted bitters being sold in New Orleans from 1872 – 1875 by Dr. F. H. Ayers located at 16 Natchez Street. The Ayers Southern Vinegar Bitters is listed … Continue reading

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Daily Dose | April • June 2018

April • June  |  2 0 1 8 24 May 2018 | Thursday Rare, later Oregon Grape Root Bitters bottle. See at Western Bottle News. Brad Seigler submitted auction information on this cool bitters dispenser. Visit Auction. 23 May 2018 | Wednesday Jeeze, could … Continue reading

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Looking at some French Bitters

Looking at some French Bitters French Bitters – Morse & Williams – Milwaukee, Wisconsin 01 March 2018 (R•032318) A really cool French Bitters (pictured above) put out by Morse & Williams showed up on the Glass Works Auctions | Auction 119 … Continue reading

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Daily Dose | January • March 2018

January • March  |  2 0 1 8 28 March 2018 | Wednesday NEW FIND! Example of a Betterton Brothers Home Bitters from Kingston, Tennessee. “Came out of a basement here in Roanoke. Guy had know idea where he got it.” – Travis Layman Read: The … Continue reading

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Daily Dose | October • December 2 0 1 7

October • December  |  2 0 1 7 24 December 2017 | Sunday I like this Drake’s Plantation Bitters lot from the last Glass Works Auctions Auction 117 . 21 December 2017 | Thursday A nice advertising trade card for Fitzpatrick’s 50 Cent Stomach … Continue reading

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The donated bottle display that I spoke of at the national show

The donated bottle display that I spoke of at the national show 17 August 2017 Hi Ferdinand: These photo’s are of the permanent display that I assembled for the East Hartford Public Library with the help of many collectors on … Continue reading

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The back story to Saving the Fizz

How an interest that started almost 50 years ago manifested into a book on patent bottle closures The back story to Saving the Fizz 09 July 2017 My name is David Jones, a name that has always brought some comment … Continue reading

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Daily Dose | July • September 2 0 1 7

July • September  |  2 0 1 7 15 August 2017 Ferd, here is the provenance on the Elk Bitters. It was found about a month ago at a farm auction at Smithville, MO. It was simply laying in a bucket on a farm … Continue reading

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