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The best Lady’s Leg in the Galaxy – Universe Bitters

The best Lady’s Leg in the Galaxy – Universe Bitters 31 May 2014 It was nice seeing the lady’s leg figural, Universe Bitters, from Louisville, Kentucky, at the top of the Top 25 Kentucky’s Rarest Bitter Bottles list. The bottle … 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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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 Dr. Cropper’s Bitters spotted at ABA table at Reno Expo

Unlisted Dr. Cropper’s Bitters spotted at ABA table at Reno Expo 07 August 2012 “Example found in a barn in Iowa” A number a people alerted me to a square, green bitters bottle that they spotted with Jeff Wichmann at … Continue reading

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Barrel Series – Old Sachem Bitters and Wigwam Tonic

From an old Indian recipe in possession of the family of the proprietor for upwards of a century is now offered to the public as one of the most healthy and wholesale beverages extant and as a tonic is unsurpassed. OLD … Continue reading

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In collecting Bitters, do you need the ‘S’?

In collecting Bitters, do you need the ‘S’? 25 June 2012 I received an email from Tim Henson regarding a Siner’s Celebrated Bitter Cordial which brings up an interesting point relating to how Carlyn Ring and Bill Ham cataloged Bitters bottles. … Continue reading

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General Scotts Artillery Bitters – The Ultimate Cannon Barrel Figural

General Scotts Artillery Bitters – The Ultimate Cannon Barrel Figural 13 March 2012 (R•052814) (R•062517) (R•052719-Genius) The next figural cannon, and in my opinion, the greatest example in rarity is the General Scotts Artillery Bitters. As recorded in Carlyn Ring … Continue reading

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Bavarian Bitters – Two Examples worth Comparing

Bavarian Bitters Two Examples worth Comparing 21 February 2012 Last May 2011, I was able to add the elusive B 34 Bavarian Bitters in the single line typographic arrangement, to my Bitters collection. Photography of this bottle was completed last … Continue reading

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The beautiful and triangular S (star) C Brown’s Herb Bitters

The beautiful and triangular S (star) C Brown’s Herb Bitters 11 January 2012 My continuing effort to document triangular bitters bottles leads us now to the extremely rare, S (star) C Brown’s Herb Bitters from Philadelphia. The Brown’s was an … Continue reading

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Oriental Herb Bitters – A Real Oddity

Oriental Herb Bitters – A Real Oddity 28 November 2011 Rick DeMarsh over at Rick’s Bottle Room (visit RicksBottleRoom.com) asked the following question on the PRG Facebook page. “Need some help on this one please, Oriental Herb Bitters“ At first … Continue reading

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