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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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Looking back at Deadwood, South Dakota

Usually, I do not get much time to watch television, but when Elizabeth and I do, we usually sit together on Sunday evenings and tune in on the latest HBO series. Award winning drama and documentaries are the norm, all … Continue reading

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Bottles on the Steamship SS Republic

BOTTLES ON THE S T E A M S H I P   S S   R E P U B L I C 24 November 2012 I wanted to circle back after honing up on the Steamboat Arabia (Read: Looking … Continue reading

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Bodmann Baltimore Cathedral Pickles perish in great San Francisco Fire

Jeff Wichmann over at American Bottle Auctions in Sacramento, California, has an exciting auction online as I write. This is Auction #56 that closes on 26 August 2012. Besides the spectacular Kelly’s Old Cabin Bitters (see above), and the Cropper’s Stomach … Continue reading

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Barrel Series – Original Pocahontas Bitters

ORIGINAL POCAHONTAS BITTERS 05 July 2012 (R•091516) (R•080518) Y. FERGUSON A favorite of any bitters collector, figural collector and possibly many other bottle collectors is the ORIGINAL POCAHONTAS BITTERS. This rare figural barrel has a great historic name, is perfectly … Continue reading

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