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Garry Owen Strengthening Bitters – Ball, Lyons & Co.

Garry Owen Strengthening Bitters Ball, Lyons & Co. and I. L. Lyons & Co., New Orleans 24 February 2019 Did you know that Garry Owen Strengthening Bitters was named after an Irish tune for drinking and a quickstep dance? The … Continue reading

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Congress Bitters – The Great American Tonic!

Congress Bitters – The Great American Tonic! Dundas Dick & Co. – New York 15 January 2019 I have an amber rectangular embossed Congress Bitters bottle in my collection (pictured at the top of post) that I know nothing about. … Continue reading

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Red Cross Bitters

Red Cross Bitters 13 October 2018 Here is a really cool, circa 1870, patent medicine label (below) that the Library of Congress is holding for William B. Dorman’s Original Red Cross Bitters. Pictured is a crusader in armor with a … Continue reading

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Loranger Globe Bitters – What is your Story?

A. Loranger Globe Bitters – What is your Story? 25 September 2018 (R•092618) (R•092718) (R•100518) I received an email and pictures this morning from John Throop. “Hi Ferd – was happy to find this Loranger Globe Bitters jug on eBay … Continue reading

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C.G. Pendleton’s Tonic, The World-Renowned Stomach Bitters

C.G. Pendleton’s Tonic, The World-Renowned Stomach Bitters … and Baseball 06 May 2015 (R•050715) While working on the Curtis’ Little Giant Bitters post from Bridgeport, Connecticut, I came across this advertisement below for C. G. Pendleton’s Tonic, The World-Renowned Stomach Bitters in … Continue reading

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The little Clark’s Giant Bitters

The little Clark’s Giant Bitters 03 May 2015 You know, when I think of a “Giant”, I think of the Jolly Green Giant, Jacks’ Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum Giant, Andre the Giant or some kind of odd-ball circus pictures or Guinness Book of … Continue reading

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Looking at Boerhave’s Holland Bitters – Pittsburgh

Looking at a Boerhave’s Holland Bitters – Pittsburgh 25 February 2015 (R•022715) (R•042619) Jeff Wichmann currently has a Boerhave’s Holland Bitters up on his American Bottle Auctions “For Sale” page that prompted me to pull my example out of a … Continue reading

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Bond’s Dandelion Bitters – Fort Wayne, Indiana

Bond’s Dandelion Bitters – Fort Wayne, Indiana 1868. — XX. — S-Y-L. 04 February 2015 A short post this morning looking at yet another unlisted bitters. This time it is the Bond’s Dandelion Bitters from Fort Wayne, Indiana. The bitters … Continue reading

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Dr. William S. Love’s Vegetable Elixir – Baltimore

Dr. William S. Love’s Vegetable Elixir – Baltimore 25 November 2014 I don’t know if you noticed, but there was this incredible Dr. W. S. Love’s Vegetable Elixir – Baltimore in Glass Works Auctions The ‘Christmas Comes Early’ Catalog Auction #105 … Continue reading

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Dr. Sawens Life Invigorating Bitters

Dr. Sawens Life Invigorating Bitters WATERTOWN & UTICA, NEW YORK 04 June 2014 Jim Hagenbuch, over at Glass Works Auctions, has a wonderful, fully labeled (no embossing), Dr. Sawens Life Invigoration Bitters from Utica, New York with original contents in his present … Continue reading

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