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Minerva Bitters – Aussie or American?

Minerva Bitters – Aussie or American? 09 March 2018 (R040118) I’ve had a folder on my laptop set within my ‘t0-do’ list for some time for Minerva Bitters. The bottle is extremely rare. I can account for only two examples. … Continue reading

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A labeled Gordon’s Dry Gin, Gordon’s Pale Orange Bitters and a Tanqueray Fine Gin bottle

A labeled Gordon’s Dry Gin, Gordon’s Pale Orange Bitters and a Tanqueray Fine Gin bottle 06 February 2017 I really like to see complete packages when it comes to antique bottles. This means a great looking original label attached to … Continue reading

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The E. Julin – ABO football sized torpedo

The E. Julin – ABO football sized torpedo 23 August 2014 (R•091814) Incoming e-mail from prominent west coast bottle collector, Dale Mlasko. We’ve seen many of Dale’s great western bitters pictures before. He had this oddity needing identification. I quickly … Continue reading

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Tracking Hodges’ Bitters back to London?

Tracking Hodges’ Bitters back to London? 09 June 2014 Some of the earliest American bitters brands and formulas obviously came from Germany, England and other parts of Europe. We saw this the other day with the Hungarian Bitters which led me to Hodge’s Bitters … Continue reading

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Soldier’s True Friend, Holloway’s Ointment & Pills

Soldier’s True Friend, Holloway’s Ointment & Pills For Wounds either occasioned by the Bayonet, Sabre or the Bullet, Sores or Bruises. 14 April 2014 I could not help but to get side tracked with George W. Holloway, the Syracuse Druggist, yesterday … Continue reading

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Don’t Bogart that Gin . . . ger Ale

Don’t Bogart that Gin . . . ger Ale 01 November 2013 The ad also reveals that Gordon & Co. purchased the Equinox Springs bottling business in Manchester, Vermont. Another post from Ginger Ale authority Ken Previtali. This will join … Continue reading

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Dr. Stanley’s South American Indian Bitters

Dr. Stanley’s South American Indian Bitters 11 August 2013 (R•111215) Currently on ebay there is a nice example of a Dr. Stanley’s South American Indian Bitters (see listing below). Yet another Indian name for a bitters product. The color of … Continue reading

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Francis Newbery & Sons Brain Salt – London

Francis Newbery & Sons, London Cruising around the Internet and world wide web, I jump across the pond today to look at F. Newbery & Sons Brain Salt from London. Yes you heard me right, Brain Salt. Certain words do not … Continue reading

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William’s Royal Crown Remedy and Bitters – Isaac Williams Company

William’s Royal Crown Remedy and Bitters: price: $1 a bottle, six for $5, manufactured by Isaac Williams Company, 268 Dundas St., London, Ont., for sale by all druggists In pursuit of more information regarding Duncan Edwards Crown Bitters, I came … Continue reading

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Walker’s Vinegar Bitters bottled in Pastel Shades to “conceal the mess”

Dr. Walker’s California Vinegar Bitters “This ‘Bitters’ is one of the nastiest nostrums, introduced and largely sold by the most extensive and brazen advertising under the false pretense of being free from alcohol.” Walker’s Vinegar Bitters bottled in Pastel Shades … Continue reading

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