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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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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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Missouri IXL Bitters – Isidor Bush

Missouri IXL Bitters – Isidor Bush 27 February 2019 Isidor Bush (or in Europe, Busch) has his name on the extremely rare Missouri IXL Bitters bottle which to me is quite amazing. I’ve only personally seen this bottle once and … 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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The 1948 Prince Cantacuzène Collection of Early American Bottles and Flasks

The 1948 Prince Cantacuzène Collection of Early American Bottles and Flasks 28 December 2018 Chris Hartz sent me and some fellow collectors the following email regarding the 1948 Prince Mikhail Cantacuzène (pictured above) collection of early American bottles and flasks. … Continue reading

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Riddle, Fuller & Co. selling Celebrated California Bitters?

Riddle, Fuller & Co. selling Celebrated California Bitters? Council Bluffs, Iowa 27 December 2018 I recently received a couple of emails and newspaper clippings from Mark Wiseman, a experienced bottle collector from Iowa that included advertisements for unlisted bitters including Adler’s … 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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