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Sazerac Aromatic Bitters – P. H. Drake & Co.

Sazerac Aromatic Bitters Lady’s Leg P.H. Drake & Co. 07 November 2018 Looking at the motif of the monogram “PHD & Co.” on a Sazerac Aromatic Bitters bottle leads you to Patrick Henry Drake, the proprietor for the famous Drake’s Plantation Bitters. … Continue reading

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Looking at Dr. Gottlieb Fisch’s Bitters and The Fish Bitters

Looking at Dr. Gottlieb Fisch’s Bitters and The Fish Bitters Ware & Schmitz, Philadelphia 31 August 2018 I can not believe that I have not definitively written about the original figural fish bitters bottles before so I thought I would … Continue reading

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Barrel Series – Out of the Ashes, the Wolford Z – Whiskey

Barrel Series – Out of the Ashes, the Wolford Z – Whiskey 23 September 2016 (R•092416 – Z Solved) I guess my biggest question here would be why Jacob A. Wolford would put a “Z” on his figural barrel whiskey bottle? Does it … Continue reading

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The Hull Brothers barrel from Detroit, Michigan

The Hull Brothers barrel from Detroit, Michigan 22 September 2016 (R•102416) Here is a new barrel post for the extremely rare Hull Bros. from Detroit, Michigan. In fact, this is the only example I have ever seen. The amber bottle was offered … Continue reading

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The James A. Clark barrel from Louisville

The James A. Clark barrel from Louisville 21 September 2016 I have put out many barrel posts before but I missed the Clark barrel from Louisville, Kentucky. You see, there are only two examples, the last coming from the recent Glass Works … Continue reading

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TeaKettle Ink Price and Reference Guide

TeaKettle Ink Price and Reference Guide by Joe L. Mathews Jr. – 2016 26 July 2016 As noted within my Houston Antique Bottle Show report yesterday, I said I would be reporting on a new book by Joe Mathews called TeaKettle … Continue reading

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Surgical Institute Bitters

Surgical Institute Bitters 17 March 2016 Here is reference to an unlisted bitters called the Surgical Institute Bitters. Yesterday, when I found this advertisement shown above, I immediately thought we might be talking about the same fellows who put out … Continue reading

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Keeping an eye out for H.P Herb and Barto’s Great Gun Bitters at Hopewell Furnace

Keeping an eye out for H.P. Herb and Barto’s Great Gun Bitters at Hopewell Furnace 19 November 2015 I spent the past few days in Reading, Pennsylvania for business. Much of it in the downtown historic district. I could not … Continue reading

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A few of my aqua figural bitters met for a little sun today.

A few of my aqua figural bitters met for a little sun today. 08 November 2015 A few of my aqua figural bitters met for a little sun today. That being a National Bitters (figural ear of corn), Old Sachems … Continue reading

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A Super Steele’s Niagara Star Bitters

A Super Steele’s Niagara Star Bitters 06 October 2015 Another incoming e-mail and some super pictures of a super bottle from Chris Eib. Groovy green glass. Did just say that? We heard from Chris last week which resulted in the … Continue reading

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