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Excelsior Stomach Bitters – Drs. Ault and McGavern – St. John, Iowa

Excelsior Stomach Bitters – Drs. Ault and McGavern St. John, Iowa 01 January 2019 I recently received, reviewed and responded to a couple of emails and newspaper clippings from Mark Wiseman, a well-known antique bottle collector from Iowa that included … Continue reading

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Dr. Thomas A. Hurley’s Stomach Bitters – Louisville

Dr. Thomas A. Hurley’s Stomach Bitters – Louisville 29 December 2018 The Hurley’s Stomach Bitters bottle is rated extremely rare and is from Louisville, Kentucky. My example is pictured at the top of this post. There is actually a variant … Continue reading

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Use Dr. Henley’s Celebrated California IXL Bitters

Use Dr. Henley’s Celebrated California IXL Bitters 21 December 2018 Dr. William Henley is associated with a wide variety of products ranging from bitters to various types of patent medicines. His bitters bottles, typically round cylinders, are highly prized collectibles … Continue reading

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Dr. Smith’s Magic Bitters – Council Bluffs, Iowa

Dr. Smith’s Magic Bitters John Brown Adkins – Council Bluffs, Iowa 09 December 2018 I recently received an email and newspaper clipping from Mark Wiseman about an unlisted Dr. Smith’s Magic Bitters. He found the ad below in The Council Bluffs … Continue reading

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Buck’s Aromatic Bitters – a First Rate Tonic & Remedy

Buck’s Aromatic Bitters – a First Rate Tonic & Remedy 14 November 2018 I came across some newspaper advertising for Buck’s Aromatic Bitters and was curious about the brand. It looks like the proprietors were Captain John Thomas Buck and Dr. Pinckney T. … Continue reading

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Dr. Perley’s Leptandrin Tonic Bitters – Lebanon, New Hampshire

Dr. Perley’s Leptandrin Tonic Bitters – Lebanon, New Hampshire 22 October 2018 I found a tall advertisement (below) for Perley’s Leptandrin Tonic Bitters and was able to match it up with an example that John Pastor sold in his American Glass … Continue reading

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Looking at the two Caldwell’s Herb Bitters lattice variants

Looking at the two Caldwell’s Herb Bitters lattice variants The Great Tonic 12 September 2018 I thought I would circle back to two tall triangular bitters bottles I picked up in 2002 when I first started collecting bitters. I’m talking … Continue reading

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Looking at Dr. Gottlieb Fisch’s Bitters and The Fish Bitters

Looking at Dr. Gottlieb Fisch’s Bitters and The Fish Bitters Ware & Schmitz, Philadelphia 31 August 2018 I can not believe that I have not definitively written about the original figural fish bitters bottles before so I thought I would … Continue reading

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Moses Atwood – Atwood’s Jaundice Bitters – Georgetown, Massachusetts

Moses Atwood – Atwood’s Jaundice Bitters – Georgetown, Massachusetts 02 April 2018 I was going through some material the other day that I gathered for the recent Dr. Henry Baxter’s Mandrake Bitters post which referenced the Atwood’s Jaundice Bitters bottle. … Continue reading

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Dr. Henry Baxter’s Mandrake Bitters – Vermont

Dr. Henry Baxter’s Mandrake Bitters – Vermont 27 March 2018 I’ve had a Dr. Baxter’s Mandrake Bitters tucked away in my collection for many years. The bottle is from Burlington, Vermont and is kind of cool because it has 12 … Continue reading

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