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If you can’t do business, drink Rex Bitters

If you can’t do business, drink Rex Bitters Chicago 23 November 2018 (R•032319) Here is what I call a telephone bitters. A bitters product so late that you could call your favorite saloon, liquor or drug store and order a … Continue reading

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Jacob & David Hostetter – Dr. J. Hostetter’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters

Jacob & David Hostetter Dr. J. Hostetter’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters 30 October 2018 (R•033119) David Hostetter was a millionaire manufacturer of one of the most, if not the most famous and successful bitters ever produced, the Dr. J. Hostetter’s Celebrated … 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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Jeremiah Rohrer – Nolt Collection of Whiskey Memorabilia

Jeremiah Rohrer – Nolt Collection of Whiskey Memorabilia Rohrer’s Expectoral Wild Cherry Tonic 11 October 2015 (R•101615) (R•051119-Swanson cover) One of my favorite bottles is the Rohrer’s Expectoral Wild Cherry Tonic. I consider it a bitters even though “Bitters” is not … Continue reading

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Smith’s Gentian, Dandelion and Yellow Dock Bitters

Smith’s Gentian, Dandelion and Yellow Dock Bitters Ebin R. Smith, Apothecary 08 February 2015 The Smith’s Gentian, Dandelion and Yellow Dock Bitters appears to be unlisted in Bitters Bottles. You have to look carefully as there are about 15 brands of … Continue reading

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The Lash’s Gentleman in a Hat

The Lash’s Gentleman in a Hat 28 August 2014 | Mystery Solved 082814 14:55 Here is an interesting e-mail I received yesterday about Lash’s Bitters. This seems like a question for bitters trade card authority Joe Gourd. Is there a … Continue reading

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Looking at Austen’s Forest Flower Cologne Ephemera

Looking at Austen’s Forest Flower Cologne Ephemera 11 January 2014 While working on the post yesterday for the King’s Liver and Kidney Bitters, based on the below trade card from Joe Gourd, I said I would circle back and look at … Continue reading

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