Category Archives: History

Moses Atwood – Atwood’s Jaundice Bitters – Georgetown, Massachusetts

Moses Atwood – Atwood’s Jaundice Bitters – Georgetown, Massachusetts 02 April 2018 I was going through some material the other day that I gathered for the recent Dr. Henry Baxter’s Mandrake Bitters post which referenced the Atwood’s Jaundice Bitters bottle. … Continue reading

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Dr. Henry Baxter’s Mandrake Bitters – Vermont

Dr. Henry Baxter’s Mandrake Bitters – Vermont 27 March 2018 I’ve had a Dr. Baxter’s Mandrake Bitters tucked away in my collection for many years. The bottle is from Burlington, Vermont and is kind of cool because it has 12 … Continue reading

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An extremely rare Newman’s Golden Fruit Bitters

An extremely rare Newman’s Golden Fruit Bitters 04 March 2018 An extremely rare Newman’s Golden Fruit Bitters sold on the recent Glass Works Auctions | Auction 119 that closed last Monday night. I’ve only seen the example above with the Carlyn Ring … Continue reading

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Looking at some French Bitters

Looking at some French Bitters French Bitters – Morse & Williams – Milwaukee, Wisconsin 01 March 2018 (R•032318) A really cool French Bitters (pictured above) put out by Morse & Williams showed up on the Glass Works Auctions | Auction 119 … Continue reading

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Roger’s Specific Bitters – Moundsville, West Virginia

Roger’s Specific Bitters – Moundsville, West Virginia 20 February 2018 It’s alway nice to hear from bitters trade card, advertising and ephemera collector Joe Gourd up Chi-town way. Quite often he includes some rare paper items that I have not … Continue reading

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Ralph Finch Collection of Target Balls, Traps and Shooting Ephemera

 Ralph Finch Collection of Target Balls, Traps and Shooting Ephemera, Part I 09 December 2017 I’ve written about target balls and Ralph Finch before as I visited the collection back in November 2013. The collection is now being represented and … Continue reading

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Herkules Bitters – Now in Three Sizes

Herkules Bitters – Now in Three Sizes 26 October 2017 (R•102717) As most of us know, Hercules is a Roman hero and god. He was the equivalent of the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Zeus (Roman … Continue reading

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Dr. Jaffe’s Celebrated Cinchona Bitters Trademark Letter

Dr. Jaffe’s Celebrated Cinchona Bitters Trademark Letter 12 October 2017 I came across this 1880 Dr. Jaffe’s Celebrated Cinchona Bitters advertisement above while searching for support material for another post. The brand was advertised, using pretty much the same small … Continue reading

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Dr. Van Dyke’s Holland Bitters and the Headless Man

Dr. Van Dyke’s Holland Bitters and the Headless Man 10 October 2017 My friend Gary Beatty forwarded the above picture and email below of possibly an unlisted variant of a Dr. Van Dyke’s Holland Bitters bottle from St. Louis, Missouri. I … Continue reading

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A Haven’s Tonic Bitters I recently picked up from an Arkansas collector

A Haven’s Tonic Bitters I recently picked up from an Arkansas collector 07 October 2017 Here is an email and bottle images below from fellow bitters collector and friend Gary Beatty down central Florida way. I’m a bit suspicious that … Continue reading

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