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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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Demas S. Barnes – Medicine Man to Politician

Demas S. Barnes – Medicine Man to Politician 05 January 2015 Periodically I come across the Demas Barnes name and have wondered about the man. Most recently with John F. Henry (Read: Johnson’s Calisaya Bitters – Burlington, Vermont) who came to … Continue reading

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Coleman’s Tonic Bitters – Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Coleman’s Tonic Bitters – Portsmouth, New Hampshire 23 October 2014 (R•102614) Bitters trade card authority Joe Gourd sent me the following e-mail in reference to the A.W. Coleman’s Anti-Dyspeptic and Tonic Bitters post. “Enjoyed your post on Coleman’s Bitters. While … Continue reading

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The great William Allen’s Congress Bitters

The great William Allen’s Congress Bitters 26 May 2014 (R•011119) I have been looking for a reason for some time now to unveil a post on the great William Allen’s Congress Bitters. I now have one as John Pastor has … Continue reading

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Why can’t we find any information on Burnham’s Jaundice Bitters?

Why can’t we find any information on Burnham’s Jaundice Bitters? 26 April 2014 (Post update with NEW information 09 May 2014 – see bottom of post) It looks like I saved the toughest for last as I just can not find out who … Continue reading

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Sterne’s Celebrated Congress Bourbon Bitters

Sterne’s Celebrated Congress Bourbon Bitters 3 November 2013 (R•101818) While looking at Bourbon Cordial advertising last night, I came across this wonderful lithograph of an early agriculture and hunting scene held by the the Library of Congress. The date is … Continue reading

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Who is I & L. M. Hellman of St. Louis, Missouri?

Who is I. & L. M. Hellman of St. Louis, Missouri? 09 April 2013 (R•011319) I received the following email and pictures from Matthew Levanti about a bottle embossed I & L. M. Hellman, St. Louis, Mo. This really looks … Continue reading

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Some Nice Congress & Empire Spring Bottles – Shags to Riches

SHAGS TO RICHES (not by far) When Elizabeth and I first moved into the long vacant house on property we now affectionately call Peach Ridge, it had shag carpet (see above), an old decrepit boat in the garage and had … Continue reading

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