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Daily Dose | May – August 2019

May – August | 2019 See Daily Dose January – April 2019 18 May 2019 | Saturday Updated Golden Fruit Bitters listing in Bitters Bottles Supplement 2. Example from the Ben Swanson collection. Puzzle Trade Card G 63.7 GOLDEN FRUIT BITTERS, … Continue reading

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Congress Bitters – The Great American Tonic!

Congress Bitters – The Great American Tonic! Dundas Dick & Co. – New York 15 January 2019 I have an amber rectangular embossed Congress Bitters bottle in my collection (pictured at the top of post) that I know nothing about. … Continue reading

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Daily Dose | 2019

January – April | 2019 30 April 2019 | Tuesday Working with some outstanding images from the great Ben Swanson collection of medical ephemera. In this case it is for unlisted bitters material. The new listings are as follows: Advertising … Continue reading

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Dr. Thomas A. Hurley’s Stomach Bitters – Louisville

Dr. Thomas A. Hurley’s Stomach Bitters – Louisville 29 December 2018 The Hurley’s Stomach Bitters bottle is rated extremely rare and is from Louisville, Kentucky. My example is pictured at the top of this post. There is actually a variant … Continue reading

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Use Dr. Henley’s Celebrated California IXL Bitters

Use Dr. Henley’s Celebrated California IXL Bitters 21 December 2018 Dr. William Henley is associated with a wide variety of products ranging from bitters to various types of patent medicines. His bitters bottles, typically round cylinders, are highly prized collectibles … Continue reading

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Pond’s Bitters “Makes You Go Some”

Pond’s Bitters “Makes You Go Some” 28 November 2018 (R•120418) The story here is about three related Chicago-sold bitters. The first is Lash’s Bitters from California which inspired Rex Bitters and Pond’s Bitters, the subject of this post. Pond’s Bitters was … Continue reading

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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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Looking at Dr. Gottlieb Fisch’s Bitters and The Fish Bitters

Looking at Dr. Gottlieb Fisch’s Bitters and The Fish Bitters Ware & Schmitz, Philadelphia 31 August 2018 I can not believe that I have not definitively written about the original figural fish bitters bottles before so I thought I would … Continue reading

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Edward H. Hartshorn – Hartshorn’s Family Medicines

Edward H. Hartshorn – Hartshorn’s Family Medicines Dr. Hartshorn’s Jaundice Bitters 25 August 2018 (R•092018) Recently, I saw the above Dr. Hartshorn’s Jaundice Bitters bottle on eBay (see listing) and liked the color and label which features a key. I don’t … Continue reading

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