Category Archives: Digging and Finding

Recent finds in the Digging, Diving and Antique world.

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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The Great English Tonic Rothery’s Appetizer and Stomach Bitters

The Great English Tonic Rothery’s Appetizer and Stomach Bitters 21 August 2016 A couple of weeks ago I received a phone message from Adam Koch up in Ohio who said that a shard of an unlisted color for a bitters was … Continue reading

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Koopmann’s Bitters dug in Savannah

Koopmann’s Bitters dug in Savannah 21 August 2016 Pretty exciting bitters here submitted by Robert Biro. Looks like a beauty to me! I’ll check it out in the Ring & Ham books. Notice the backwards “S” on “Koopmann’s”. Ah-so… I’ve written … Continue reading

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Lost California Bear found in North Carolina

Lost California Bear found in North Carolina 19 June 2016 Marty Vollmer, the South Carolina show chairman, called me and said a friend found an ad on Craigslist for a bottle with a bear on it. I asked if it … Continue reading

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A silver lining in that storm?

A silver lining in that storm? by Jack Klotz 15 May 2016 Here is the story of finding the elusive “Brown’s/ Aromatic/ Bitters/ Hannibal/ Mo” bottle. I knew they were out there, just never expected to dig one up, as … Continue reading

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Happy Easter and a New Bitters for you

Happy Easter and a New Bitters for You! 27 March 2016 Always nice to hear from the digging crews, especially Jeff Milhalik as he has a special knack for finding easter eggs and digging up incredible bottles. Some of you … Continue reading

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