Category Archives: History

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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Bissell’s Tonic Bitters – O. P. Bissell, Peoria, Illinois

Bissell’s Tonic Bitters Orrin Porter Bissell – Peoria, Illinois 12 May 2019 I thought I would post today on Bissell’s Tonic Bitters, a pretty cool bitters square from Peoria, Illinois. This brand should not get confused with Bissell’s Dandelion Bitters … Continue reading

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Looking at Bitters in the Rheinstrom, Bettman, Johnson & Co. Presentation Book

Looking at Bitters in the Rheinstrom, Bettman, Johnson & Co. Presentation Book Cincinnati, Ohio 08 May 2019 As some of you may know, I been working with Bill Ham in getting the Bitters Bottles Supplement 2 book ready for publication. … 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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Plows Celebrated Sherry Bitters – Chicago

Plows Celebrated Sherry Bitters William J. Plows – Chicago 21 April 2019 (R•042219) Glass Works Auctions has a wonderful example of a figural Plows Sherry Bitters in their upcoming ‘Colors of Spring’ Catalog Auction #130. The bottle is pictured at the … Continue reading

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Watkins’ Celebrated & Invigorating Bitters, John R. Watkin’s, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Watkins’ Celebrated & Invigorating Bitters John R. Watkin’s – Lancaster, Pennsylvania 09 April 2019 I’ve had tucked away and stored in a digital folder, the upper-most advertisement for John R. Watkins, Agent, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Wines … Continue reading

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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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