Category Archives: Wine & Champagne

Continental Bitters – Mayer, Strouse & Baum

Continental Bitters Mayer, Strouse & Baum – Philadelphia 14 February 2019 I recently came across this neat circa 1862 trade card advertisement (above) held by the The Library Company of Philadelphia for Continental Bitters put out by Mayer, Strouse & Baum which surprisingly, … Continue reading

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Lieber’s French Cordial Bitters

Benjamin Lieber’s French Cordial Bitters Philadelphia 13 February 2019 I recently came across this neat advertisement (above) held by the The Library Company of Philadelphia for B. Lieber (Benjamin) showing his storefront in Philadelphia in 1849. The illustration shows that Lieber is an … Continue reading

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Could this bottle be for Tobias’s Wine Bitters?

Could this bottle be for the Celebrated Tobias’s Wine Bitters? 11 February 2019 Robert Biro posted over on the Peachridge Glass Facebook page, a series of images for a dug Tobias & Son ladies leg cylinder with a killer iron … Continue reading

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R.C. Ridgway & Co. Lady’s Leg – Philadelphia

R.C. Ridgway & Co. Lady’s Leg – Philadelphia 24 December 2018 I received the email below and pictures of an exciting new find from Robert Biro that I thought I would share. I was curious who R.C. Ridgway was? It … Continue reading

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California Sherry Wine Appetizer or Stomach Bitters

California Sherry Wine Appetizer or Stomach Bitters 10 April 2016 (R•041216) (R•041316) It looks like we may have an unlisted, labeled bitters here as I find no reference to the California Sherry Wine Appetizer or Stomach Bitters in the Ring … Continue reading

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Schroeder’s German Bitters – Baltimore

Schroeder’s German Bitters – Baltimore 03 March 2015 Bob Ford with the Baltimore Antique Bottle Club posted the picture below of the extremely rare, and very uniquely designed Schroeder’s German Bitters from Baltimore, Maryland recently on the Bitters Bottles Facebook page. … Continue reading

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Comus Stomach Bitters – Crescent City

Comus Stomach Bitters – Crescent City 01 December 2014 The four “C’s”. I guess I could have said NOLA or New Orleans but”Comus”, “Clerc” and “Crescent City” roll off the tongue a little easier. I suppose many of you bitters collectors have … Continue reading

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Dr. Virgin’s Wine Bitters – Concord, New Hampshire

Dr. Virgin’s Wine Bitters – Concord, New Hampshire 27 November 2014 (R•030516) First of all…Happy Thankgiving. Here is another important bitters that sold this past Monday night in the Glass Works Auctions, The ‘Christmas Comes Early’ Catalog Auction #105 . The Dr. Virgin’s Wine Bitters from Concord, New … Continue reading

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Woodgate & Company – Club House Gin

Woodgate & Company – Club House Gin 18 September 2014 NO PLEASURE CAN EXCEED THE SMOKING OF THE WEED Ken Edward had this cool Woodgate & Co., Club House Gin bottle at the Downieville Bottle Show this past weekend. Ken let me … Continue reading

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The Great Comet of 1811 & Comet Wine

The Great Comet of 1811 & Comet Wine 17 September 2014 Ken Edward pulled me aside at the Downieville Bottle Show this past weekend and showed me what he called a “Halley’s Comet bottle” with an embossed comet seal and the date … Continue reading

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