Tag Archives: Digging

Cannon’s Bitters Study & Timeline – Washington, D.C.

Cannon’s Bitters Study & Timeline Washington D.C. 17 May 2019  With new material and research on Cannon’s Bitters, it seems like high time to re-look at this incredible brand. I thought I would lay out what I have discovered and see … Continue reading

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Best Pit ever dug in Mississippi

Best Pit ever dug in Mississippi 04 March 2017 Hi Ferdinand! Just checking in to say hello and to send you some pics from the best pit of Hutch sodas ever dug in Mississippi. We found a brick lined cistern … Continue reading

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A silver lining in that storm?

A silver lining in that storm? by Jack Klotz 15 May 2016 Here is the story of finding the elusive “Brown’s/ Aromatic/ Bitters/ Hannibal/ Mo” bottle. I knew they were out there, just never expected to dig one up, as … Continue reading

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Happy Easter and a New Bitters for you

Happy Easter and a New Bitters for You! 27 March 2016 Always nice to hear from the digging crews, especially Jeff Milhalik as he has a special knack for finding easter eggs and digging up incredible bottles. Some of you … Continue reading

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Jacob Pinkerton’s Wahoo & Calisaya Bitters

Jacob Pinkerton’s Wahoo & Calisaya Bitters 21 November 2015 (R•020116) Have you ever used the celebrated Wahoo and Calisaya Bitters better known by the cabalistic letters “I.M. O. K. — 1864– Y!  Y!” This phrase is repeated in various period … Continue reading

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S. S. Smith just Dug

S. S. Smith just Dug 30 September 2015 Now here is one of my favorite bottles. Great semi-cabin form and color. Maybe not a bitters but one that I have in my collection. It looks like a pretty decent example … Continue reading

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Loss of Jim Springer of Marshalltown, Iowa

Loss of Jim Springer of Marshalltown, Iowa 04 May 2015 It is with deep sorrow to inform you that a Midwestern legend in privy digging and bottle collecting has lost his 10 month battle with brain cancer on March 24th … Continue reading

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Digging News from St. Joe

Digging News from St. Joe 29 November 2014 Nice to get some digging news from St. Joseph, Missouri. I went to college in Kansas City, Missouri and I remember St. Joe being north. In business I am aware of St. Joe … Continue reading

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Dr. John Bull and Louisville at that time

Dr. John Bull and Louisville at that time 04 July 2014 (R•080914) (R•102014) (R•022219) (R•032119) “Louisville has a population of 140,000 or 150,000 and its population supports thousands of drinking saloons. Go in whatever direction, you will hardly be able … Continue reading

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The missing link Universal Bitters by Nicholas Kieffer

The missing link Universal Bitters by Nicholas Kieffer 07 June 2014 (R•060814) (R•082618) I have been monitoring some e-mails this past week or so between Frank Wicker and a person who had contacted him regarding a possible unlisted bitters. This person … Continue reading

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