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Downieville Show People

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Bottle Still Life Shots from our Porch in Downieville

Fish for Breakfast Jerry Forbes took some nice photographs from our porch this morning before breakfast of some of his bottles. The two (2) Wormser Bros belong to Jeff Wichmann. The Dr. Bell’s is ringing its way to Peach Ridge. … Continue reading

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Dennis Bray says Goodbye to his Western Soda Bottle Collection

email from Dennis Bray to Jerry Forbes and myself. I thought I could do a few plugs here…. Hi Jerry & Ferdinand: Hope you guys are doing well. I was just wondering if either of you were going to the … Continue reading

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Gold Rush Squares

More Than Meets Your Eye In from Rick Simi… I was wondering if you might want to post this article http://www.westernbitters.com/2010/12/gold-rush-squares_28.html on your site. I posted this back in 2010 for the Western Bitters News. Maybe the collectors on the east might get a … Continue reading

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Downieville Antique Bottles & Collectibles Show

“A bottle collectors paradise!” A bottle collectors paradise! Coming to Downieville, CA on Saturday, September 10, 2011 is the annual antique bottles and collectibles show “Bottlemania! A Blast of Glass from the Past”. The show is being held in the … Continue reading

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Downieville 2011

All…This is a FUN show….well worth the trip because of the nature, geography, people, history, food, wine and bottles! I had a BLAST last year! From Rick Simi at Western Bitters News: This years Downieville Bottle Show is slated for … Continue reading

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Collecting Essentials – The Bottle Hunt

Collecting Essentials – The Bottle Hunt by Ferdinand Meyer V *as reprinted from John Pastor’s April 2011 issue of Antique Bottle & Glass Collector magazine. Please subscribe to this great magazine! Download or View PDF of Article I envy the bottle digger … Continue reading

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Bryant’s Stomach Bitters aka The Cone

Bryant’s Stomach Bitters aka The Cone 07 April 2011 (R•052714) (R•120414) (R•061117) (R•081218) (R•022719) Dr. George N. W. Bryant started an apothecary in New York City in 1845 and by the early 1850s, had created what has become one of the … Continue reading

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