Category Archives: Digging and Finding

Recent finds in the Digging, Diving and Antique world.

The Cherokee Medicine Company – Galveston, Texas

The Cherokee Medicine Company Galveston, Texas Is this Lueder “Louis” Koester? 07 April 2019 (Koester jug added late the same day) Advanced Texas bottle collector Brad Seigler recently sent me a picture of an aqua square embossed The Cherokee Medicine … Continue reading

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Dr. D. Smith’s Wild Cherry Tonic Bitters

Dr. D. Smith’s Wild Cherry Tonic Bitters 28 March 2019 Bill Ham emailed me with a new bitters listing regarding a bottle on eBay that closed last night. See Listing He already assigned the bottle a catalog number which is … Continue reading

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William J. Reading – Key West, Florida

William J. Reading and his Coffin Flask Key West, Florida 24 March 2019 I like these little pocket or coffin flasks especially when they have interesting locales embossed on the bottles such as this W. J. READING, KEY WEST, FLA. … Continue reading

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Reed Brothers – Dealers in Drugs & School Books

Reed Brothers – Dealers in Drugs & School Books Reed’s Celebrated Overland Bitters 07 March 2019 I like that, …”Dealers in Drugs & School Books” and also “Proprietors of Reed’s Celebrated Overland Bitters.” Here is another super tough, extremely rare … Continue reading

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Missouri IXL Bitters – Isidor Bush

Missouri IXL Bitters – Isidor Bush 27 February 2019 Isidor Bush (or in Europe, Busch) has his name on the extremely rare Missouri IXL Bitters bottle which to me is quite amazing. I’ve only personally seen this bottle once and … Continue reading

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Could this bottle be for Tobias’s Wine Bitters?

Could this bottle be for the Celebrated Tobias’s Wine Bitters? 11 February 2019 Robert Biro posted over on the Peachridge Glass Facebook page, a series of images for a dug Tobias & Son ladies leg cylinder with a killer iron … Continue reading

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R.C. Ridgway & Co. Lady’s Leg – Philadelphia

R.C. Ridgway & Co. Lady’s Leg – Philadelphia 24 December 2018 I received the email below and pictures of an exciting new find from Robert Biro that I thought I would share. I was curious who R.C. Ridgway was? It … Continue reading

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Gentry, Slote & Co., New York

Gentry, Slote & Co., New York 23 October 2018 Dean Ferguson sent the three pictures below of a “Good Samaritan Brandy”, “Gentry, Slote & Co., New York” flattened globular form bottle that he secured at a barn find from the … Continue reading

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Best Pit ever dug in Mississippi

Best Pit ever dug in Mississippi 04 March 2017 Hi Ferdinand! Just checking in to say hello and to send you some pics from the best pit of Hutch sodas ever dug in Mississippi. We found a brick lined cistern … Continue reading

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X-Rare Backwards ‘N’ Peruvian Bark Bitters

X-Rare Backwards ‘N’ Peruvian Bark Bitters 14 January 2017 Some nice incoming information and material on a bottle that seems to be the only unbroken example out there. Pretty darn exciting! Let’s look at the material. Make sure you track back to … Continue reading

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