Tag Archives: Bryan Grapentine

The wonderful Horse Shoe Bitters from Collinsville, Illinois

HORSE SHOE BITTERS HORSE SHOE MEDICINE CO COLLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS The following pages have been written with the hope of directing attention to one of the most insidious dangers that threatens the moral and physical welfare of the community. Intemperance – … Continue reading

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The ornate Yamara Cordial Bitters – Chicago

YAMARA CORDIAL BITTERS C H I C A G O 08 July 2013 Glass Works Auctions has a really neat, highly decorative, rectangular flask type bitters bottle (pictured above) in their Glass Works Auction #99 “Madness in Manchester” Auction which closes … Continue reading

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Curtis Cordial Calisaya Stomach Bitters – The Real McCoy

CURTIS CORDIAL CALISAYA STOMACH BITTERS 19 February 2013 Quite a bit of excitement of late with the scam involving a ‘doctored’ emerald green Curtis Cordial Calisaya Stomach Bitters. You see, there is no record of that yellow green color but … Continue reading

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U.S. Gold Bitters – Augusta, Maine

U.S. GOLD BITTERS – Augusta, Maine 16 January 2013 (R•010319) (R•012019) Yesterday all started innocently enough with an email from my friend and fellow bitters collector Jeff Burkhardt (Froggy) from Cedarburg, Wisconsin telling me he might take a U.S. Gold Bitters … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cabins

KELLY’S OLD CABIN BITTERS I vividly remember one evening back in 2003 where I kept sneaking out on my porch steps of my loft (hiding from my wife, Elizabeth) in downtown Houston. I was actually in a virtual online and … Continue reading

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Barrel Series – Dr. Chandler’s Jamaica Ginger Root Bitters

DR. CHANDLER’S JAMAICA GINGER ROOT BITTERS 17 July 2012 (R•110816) The Chandler’s are definitely a favorite with bitters collectors because of the unique form of the barrel which is a flattened oval opposed to round like most figural barrels. They come … Continue reading

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