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The 1948 Prince Cantacuzène Collection of Early American Bottles and Flasks

The 1948 Prince Cantacuzène Collection of Early American Bottles and Flasks 28 December 2018 Chris Hartz sent me and some fellow collectors the following email regarding the 1948 Prince Mikhail Cantacuzène (pictured above) collection of early American bottles and flasks. … Continue reading

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Dr. William Henry Conibear and his Tonic Bitters – Morton, Illinois

Dr. William H. Conibear and his Tonic Bitters – Morton, Illinois 29 November 2015 (R•113015) Joe Gourd scouted this unlisted (we think) Tonic Bitters on eBay (see listing) and forwarded to Bill Ham. Bill asked for my assistance. We can … Continue reading

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So who made Burkhart’s Homestead Bitters?

So who made Burkhart’s Homestead Bitters? 27 September 2014 Sometimes you just have to throw something at the wall and see if it sticks. I picked up the extremely rare Burkhart’s Homestead Bitters back in June on eBay. Both pictures … Continue reading

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Diamond in the Rough

Diamond in the Rough Smith’s Druid Bitters 02 May 2014 Hello Ferdinand: You are not going to believe this story, as lady luck has been on my side. I love to dig for bottles as much as the next digger … Continue reading

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Mack’s Orange Tonic Bitters – a sweet bitters from Orlando

Mack’s Orange Tonic Bitters • A sweet bitters from Orlando 11 February 2014 (R•021314 with 1875 & 1887 advertisements) (R•021414 with Isaac Irvine Hite) Where else can you find a gorgeous form for a bitters bottles, a magnificent ‘fruit crate style’ label … Continue reading

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King’s Hop Bitters added to Florida Collection

King’s Hop Bitters added to Florida Collection 03 January 2014 I received an e-mail from Lou Holis (Lake Alfred, Florida) regarding a potentially unlisted or at least, extremely rare bitters. I wanted to congratulate Lou on his find and the … Continue reading

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Florida Water – Murray & Lanman – New York

F L O R I D A   W A T E R M U R R A Y   &   L A N M A N N E W   Y O R K 09 August 2013 One … Continue reading

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What’s the Attraction for You at National Federation Shows?

What’s the Attraction for You at National Federation Shows? By Bill Baab Why are you here? That’s an easy question, but the answer may not be. You might be here because of a chance to buy quality bottles for your … Continue reading

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Collector Rights

Hey Ferd, I hope you are doing well, but there is an urgent and quite frightening matter that I need to discuss with you. There was a post back before the Expo that pertained to laws being passed affecting bottle … Continue reading

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The Pickin’s of Lancaster County

This is hopefully the first of many new antique bottle and glass postings by guest writers who have a talent with words, story-telling, photography and digital technology. I asked Eric first because I simply think he is near the best … Continue reading

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