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Dr. D. Smith’s Wild Cherry Tonic Bitters

Dr. D. Smith’s Wild Cherry Tonic Bitters 28 March 2019 Bill Ham emailed me with a new bitters listing regarding a bottle on eBay that closed last night. See Listing He already assigned the bottle a catalog number which is … Continue reading

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Garry Owen Strengthening Bitters – Ball, Lyons & Co.

Garry Owen Strengthening Bitters Ball, Lyons & Co. and I. L. Lyons & Co., New Orleans 24 February 2019 Did you know that Garry Owen Strengthening Bitters was named after an Irish tune for drinking and a quickstep dance? The … 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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Gentry, Slote & Co., New York

Gentry, Slote & Co., New York 23 October 2018 Dean Ferguson sent the three pictures below of a “Good Samaritan Brandy”, “Gentry, Slote & Co., New York” flattened globular form bottle that he secured at a barn find from the … Continue reading

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Loranger Globe Bitters – What is your Story?

A. Loranger Globe Bitters – What is your Story? 25 September 2018 (R•092618) (R•092718) (R•100518) I received an email and pictures this morning from John Throop. “Hi Ferd – was happy to find this Loranger Globe Bitters jug on eBay … Continue reading

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The Hull Brothers barrel from Detroit, Michigan

The Hull Brothers barrel from Detroit, Michigan 22 September 2016 (R•102416) Here is a new barrel post for the extremely rare Hull Bros. from Detroit, Michigan. In fact, this is the only example I have ever seen. The amber bottle was offered … Continue reading

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Dr. Owen’s European Life Bitters – Detroit

Dr. Owen’s European Life Bitters – Detroit Which Dr. Owen’s are we talking about? 05 June 2015 Let’s take a moment and look at the Dr. Owen’s European Life Bitters from Detroit, Michigan. This is a pretty old bitters bottle with a … Continue reading

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Adolph Christian Ferdinand Moll and his Mexican Pulque Bitters

Adolph Christian Ferdinand Moll and his Mexican Pulque Bitters 18 March 2015 I picked up a small medicine style aqua bitters recently that was embossed “Mexican Bitters”. That’s all, just Mexican Bitters. Apparently one was dug in Buffalo, New York many … Continue reading

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Dandelion Bitters – The Great Herb Blood Remedy

Dandelion Bitters – The Great Herb Blood Remedy John H. Sheehan & Company, Utica, N.Y. 03 February 2015 The other day I noticed a Dandelion Bitters advertising trade card on eBay that I was not familiar with. The bitters was … Continue reading

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Comus Stomach Bitters – Crescent City

Comus Stomach Bitters – Crescent City 01 December 2014 The four “C’s”. I guess I could have said NOLA or New Orleans but”Comus”, “Clerc” and “Crescent City” roll off the tongue a little easier. I suppose many of you bitters collectors have … Continue reading

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