Tag Archives: Bill Ham

A ‘short’ Turner Brothers New York figural barrel

Ferdinand Here are three barrels that I have. The one on the left is an Old Sachem which is open pontiled. The other two are both Turner Brothers New York barrels. The one Turner Brothers barrel is shorter, approximately the … Continue reading

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Carlyn Ring – An Interview with Martha Stewart

Great Video. “A Complete Collection of Antique Bitters Bottles” – Martha Stewart and Carlyn Ring looks at Carlyn Rings antique bitter bottles collection. The rare and unusual styles in the collection showcase a history of American glass making and early … Continue reading

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Unlisted M. S. James Family Bitters – a Flea Market Find

This may be one of the shortest posts yet for a bitters bottle, but in my book it doesn’t matter. This is an important find and a post needs to be developed. Hopefully more information and pictures will be added. … Continue reading

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Barber’s Indian Vegetable Jaundice Bitters – Rhode Island

BARBER’S INDIAN VEGETABLE JAUNDICE BITTERS OLIVER JOHNSON & CO. PROVIDENCE, R.I. 20 April 2013 I received a brief e-mail, as I do sometimes, alerting me to a specific bottle on ebay (see above). In this case it was from Bill … Continue reading

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Unlisted 2-Headed Indian Queen Found!

“A find that has certainly set the figural and bitters world ‘upside down’ rocks the airwaves this morning. I mean, “was it meant to be drunk from two people at once” as Bill Ham questioned? Bitters figural king Bill Taylor … Continue reading

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The elusive Dr. John’s Stomach Bitters

The elusive Dr. John’s Stomach Bitters Fundamental Collecting Shift 10 March 2013 (R•032818 – example) (R•040418) In recent years I have had a fundamental shift in my Bitters bottle pursuits as I have shifted my primary focus from immaculate examples … Continue reading

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An Unlisted German Bitters dug in Vicksburg, Mississippi

An Unlisted German Bitters dug in Vicksburg, Mississippi DR. M. BLOCH’S GERMAN BITTERS 04 February 2013 (R•121514) (R•122114) I received a tip from Bill Ham about an unlisted bitters (pictured above*) on Ebay (see listing) that closes this evening. Bill … Continue reading

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John Moffat Phoenix Bitters Support

John Moffat Phoenix Bitters | Support 16 December 2012 (R•031614) (R•103118) (R•040219 – Hagenbuch Example) This post developed to show support information and imagery for John Moffat Phoenix Bitters. JOHN MOFFAT John Moffat, born 3 August, 1788; died New York City, … Continue reading

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Jack Stecher and his John Moffat Phoenix Bitters

J O H N   M O F F A T P H O E N I X   B I T T E R S N E W   Y O R K Jack Stecher and his John Moffat … Continue reading

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XR New Orleans bitters bottle on ebay – G. N. Morison

G. N. MORISON’S INVIGORATING BITTERS 02 December 2012 (R•031114) (R•072214) “This just turned up at the Magazine Antiques Mall on Magazine street” Gene Baudouin “The other one was found about 30 years ago by a woman who decided to dig … Continue reading

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