Category Archives: Druggist & Drugstore

Cannon’s Bitters Study & Timeline – Washington, D.C.

Cannon’s Bitters Study & Timeline Washington D.C. 17 May 2019  With new material and research on Cannon’s Bitters, it seems like high time to re-look at this incredible brand. I thought I would lay out what I have discovered and see … Continue reading

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Botanic Nerve Bitters – Herb Medicine Company, Philadelphia

Botanic Nerve Bitters Herb Medicine Company – Philadelphia 26 April 2019 I came across some nice pictures of a partially labeled (about 90% compete) Botanic Nerve Bitters bottle from a past eBay sale. The gentleman who sent the images felt … 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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Garry Owen Strengthening Bitters – Ball, Lyons & Co.

Garry Owen Strengthening Bitters Ball, Lyons & Co. and I. L. Lyons & Co., New Orleans 24 February 2019 Did you know that Garry Owen Strengthening Bitters was named after an Irish tune for drinking and a quickstep dance? The … Continue reading

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Spring Bitters – John W. Service

Spring Bitters – John W. Service Hartford, Connecticut 25 January 2019 Bobby Conner sent me the two top-most pictures here and said, “Good morning Ferd. Here’s a bitters you may enjoy seeing. I can’t find any info on it other … Continue reading

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He Sold Black Hawk Bitters

He Sold Black Hawk Bitters 23 January 2019 I saw the “He Sold Black Hawk Bitters” notice below for Black Hawk Bitters in a Mexico, Missouri newspaper dated Thursday, December 2, 1915. It caught my eye as a possible unlisted bitters. … Continue reading

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Congress Bitters – The Great American Tonic!

Congress Bitters – The Great American Tonic! Dundas Dick & Co. – New York 15 January 2019 I have an amber rectangular embossed Congress Bitters bottle in my collection (pictured at the top of post) that I know nothing about. … Continue reading

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Excelsior Stomach Bitters – Rose’s Drug Store, Westminster, Maryland

Excelsior Stomach Bitters – Rose’s Drug Store Westminster, Maryland 04 January 2019 (R•041019) Here is an advertisement below for a possibly unlisted Excelsior Stomach Bitters that I came across during research for the Excelsior Stomach Bitters post from St. John, … Continue reading

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Excelsior Stomach Bitters – Drs. Ault and McGavern – St. John, Iowa

Excelsior Stomach Bitters – Drs. Ault and McGavern St. John, Iowa 01 January 2019 I recently received, reviewed and responded to a couple of emails and newspaper clippings from Mark Wiseman, a well-known antique bottle collector from Iowa that included … Continue reading

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Dr. Thomas A. Hurley’s Stomach Bitters – Louisville

Dr. Thomas A. Hurley’s Stomach Bitters – Louisville 29 December 2018 The Hurley’s Stomach Bitters bottle is rated extremely rare and is from Louisville, Kentucky. My example is pictured at the top of this post. There is actually a variant … Continue reading

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