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Dr. Smith’s Magic Bitters – Council Bluffs, Iowa

Dr. Smith’s Magic Bitters John Brown Adkins – Council Bluffs, Iowa 09 December 2018 I recently received an email and newspaper clipping from Mark Wiseman about an unlisted Dr. Smith’s Magic Bitters. He found the ad below in The Council Bluffs … Continue reading

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Kohn & Adler’s Bitters – Rock Island, Illinois

Kohn & Adler’s Bitters Rock Island, Illinois 08 December 2018 I recently received an email and 1866 newspaper clipping from Mark Wiseman about an unlisted Adler’s Celebrated Anti-Cholera Bitters which led me to do a search for “Adler” information. This … Continue reading

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Jacob & David Hostetter – Dr. J. Hostetter’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters

Jacob & David Hostetter Dr. J. Hostetter’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters 30 October 2018 David Hostetter was a millionaire manufacturer of one of the most, if not the most famous and successful bitters ever produced, the Dr. J. Hostetter’s Celebrated Stomach … Continue reading

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Barnett & Lion’s Southern Grey Jacket Stomach Bitters

Barnett & Lion’s Southern Grey Jacket Stomach Bitters 08 June 2017 Dale Mlasko recently posted pictures of a whittled and mint, red amber, Barnett & Lion’s (sometimes spelled incorrectly as Lyon) “Grey Jacket Bitters” bottle from a collection that was boxed up … Continue reading

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Dr. William Henry Conibear and his Tonic Bitters – Morton, Illinois

Dr. William H. Conibear and his Tonic Bitters – Morton, Illinois 29 November 2015 (R•113015) Joe Gourd scouted this unlisted (we think) Tonic Bitters on eBay (see listing) and forwarded to Bill Ham. Bill asked for my assistance. We can … Continue reading

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Jackson’s Excelsior Bitters – Richmond, Virginia

Jackson’s Excelsior Bitters – Richmond, Virginia 19 October 2015 (R•102015) The Jackson’s Excelsior Bitters is an unlisted bitters that crossed my radar screen the other day. At first I thought it might be related to Jackson’s Aromatic Life Bitters, Stonewall Jackson Stomach Bitters … Continue reading

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Dr. Emanuel’s Sarsaparilla – Vicksburg

Dr. Emanuel’s Sarsaparilla – Vicksburg, Mississippi 05 June 2015 (R•060615) “and none got too excited about it, but they wanted to buy it.” Incoming e-mail about an interesting sarsaparilla bottle from an old Mississippi collection. See low res pictures at … Continue reading

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Ponce De Leon Bitters

Ponce De Leon Bitters George Jefferson Howard and the Coca-Cola Connection 25 May 2015 Here another great bitters square that John Pastor has in his current American Glass Gallery Auction 14 which is now online. The picture at the top of … Continue reading

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Lud’s Aromatic Stomach Bitters – Lawrence, Kansas

Lud’s Aromatic Stomach Bitters – Lawrence, Kansas Reuben Winchell Ludington 10 May 2015 While poking around the internet this morning, which is something akin to looking at the sky with a telescope, I spotted a listing for a Lud’s Aromatic … Continue reading

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1876 United States Internal Revenue Stamps

Looking closer at 1876 United States Internal Revenue Special Tax Stamps 19 March 2015 While working on the Dr. James H. McLean & Ferd Meyer, the Tax Agent post, I had the opportunity to look more closely at the 1876 United … Continue reading

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