Tag Archives: Bill Ham

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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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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Dr. William Henry Conibear and his Tonic Bitters – Morton, Illinois

Dr. William H. Conibear and his Tonic Bitters – Morton, Illinois 29 November 2015 (R•113015) Joe Gourd scouted this unlisted (we think) Tonic Bitters on eBay (see listing) and forwarded to Bill Ham. Bill asked for my assistance. We can … Continue reading

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Looking at this new Peruvian Bitters ‘without’ the Monogram

Looking at this new Peruvian Bitters ‘without’ the Monogram 25 October 2013 I thought I would take this opportunity to document the unlisted Peruvian Bitters variant from San Francisco that moved on ebay recently. A popular western bottle in many collections, … Continue reading

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Did N. A. Binks make an Alpine Bitters too?

I wonder if the Alpine Bitters is the labeled bottle and the larger cylinder bottles are Fairmont and Clutch Rye? Could that be N.A. Bink with the tie? What about that Sheriff? Did N. A. Binks make an Alpine Bitters … Continue reading

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G. A. B. – Dr. Nauman’s German Army Bitters, San Francisco

G. A. B. – Dr. Nauman’s German Army Bitters San Francisco “Lightning Strikes Twice” 30 August 2013 | Ferdinand Meyer V If you read below, I’m going to repeat a phrase I used yesterday to describe the situation when I … Continue reading

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Cataloging of Bitters Bottles – Bill Ham

Cataloging of Bitters Bottles – Bill Ham 09 August 2013 (R•040519) Cataloging of bitters by the various authors has been an ongoing and evolving process. Each new publication has added and increased the information. The additional information in each publication … Continue reading

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Spotted on the floor at the Manchester National

Spotted on the floor at the Manchester National I was walking my dogs from my studio today which is a block from Minute Maid Stadium where the Houston Astros play. They were having an afternoon game and trying hard to … Continue reading

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The extraordinary Pony Bitters from St. Louis

“the bottle came out of an estate. The gal that had it dealt in vintage cloths and didn’t know the value. She almost listed it on ebay with a Buy it Now option of $50” PONY BITTERS – ST. LOUIS … Continue reading

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The handled Foerster’s Teutonic Bitters – Chicago

Foerster’s Teutonic Bitters | Chicago 06 July 2013 (R•101514) I was recently able to add a long sought after, extremely rare, Foerster’s Teutonic Bitters to my collection. As one of only two handled bitters brands that exist, the Foerster’s from Chicago, … Continue reading

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