Tag Archives: Dan Cowman

Workin’ the 2014 Houston Antique Bottle Show

Workin’ the 2014 Houston Antique Bottle Show 21 July 2014 This years Houston Antique Bottles, Advertising & Collectibles Show and Sale served as a warm-up for me as the FOHBC Lexington National is in less than two weeks. This past Saturday, I … Continue reading

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Another Dewey’s Manila Bitters Pitcher

Another Dewey’s Manila Bitters Pitcher 24 May 2014 (R•060114) I received an email from a gentleman who was asking questions about a Dewey’s Manila Bitters pitcher (see above). The piece is from the private collection of Judy Milner, wife of … Continue reading

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Holloway’s Bitters from Syracuse

Holloway’s Bitters from Syracuse 13 April 2014 Well, finally we are seeing some great bottle pictures without snow in the background! What a winter! Spring has sprung. Yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to see a labeled Holloway’s Bitters lady’s leg figural … Continue reading

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The Tippecanoe Bitters Figural Log and Mushroom

The Tippecanoe Bitters Figural Log and Mushroom 19 November 2012 Lance and Brianna Westfall (San Diego, California) were in H-Town (Bayou City) visiting family over the weekend. Lance said he was able to get in a few probes in Old … 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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2012 Houston Antique Bottle Show – Rain or Shine!

2012 Houston Antique Bottle Show – Rain or Shine! 15 July 2012 Well I missed the Friday ‘early bird’ set-up because my flight from the East Coast was 8 hours late and our airports were shut down for a good … Continue reading

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I brought a few of my Drakes to the Houston Show

“the casual show goer must have walked by our tables and figured green drakes are a dime a dozen” I brought a few of my Drakes to the Houston Show 15 July 2012 To support the Houston group, and to … Continue reading

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Warner’s Log Cabin Remedies

A very nice example of a Warner’s Log Cabin Scalpine came up on eBay the other day. The pictures were rather nice and are posted below. The description on eBay was as follows: Here’s the one all Warner’s & Hair … Continue reading

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Burdock Blood Bitters – Part II – 1889 Almanac

Burdock Blood Bitters – Part II – 1889 Almanac 23 November 2011 Part II from my friend and noted Civil War author Jim Schmidt…Make sure you visit his blog site and sign up to receive his posts. [from Jim Schmidt] In Part II … Continue reading

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Jim Schmidt – C. H. Mason’s Vegetable Cancer Cure – 1908 Letter

Please make SURE you follow the writings and posts of Jim Schmidt at CIVIL WAR MEDICINE (AND WRITING) blog. I met Jim in Houston recently. He is really passionate about his work. You put him and Dan Cowman together and watch … Continue reading

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