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Tincture of Centaury Bitters – Bernheim Brothers & Uri

Tincture of Centaury Bitters – Bernheim Brothers & Uri Louisville, Kentucky 20 January 2019 If you go to the I.W. Harper website and visit the history menu on the banner, the following opening screen reads, “THE I.W. HARPER LEGACY, A … 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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Excelsior Stomach Bitters – Drs. Ault and McGavern – St. John, Iowa

Excelsior Stomach Bitters – Drs. Ault and McGavern St. John, Iowa 01 January 2019 I recently received, reviewed and responded to a couple of emails and newspaper clippings from Mark Wiseman, a well-known antique bottle collector from Iowa that included … 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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Dr. Smith’s Magic Bitters – Council Bluffs, Iowa

Dr. Smith’s Magic Bitters John Brown Adkins – Council Bluffs, Iowa 09 December 2018 I recently received an email and newspaper clipping from Mark Wiseman about an unlisted Dr. Smith’s Magic Bitters. He found the ad below in The Council Bluffs … Continue reading

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Kohn & Adler’s Bitters – Rock Island, Illinois

Kohn & Adler’s Bitters Rock Island, Illinois 08 December 2018 I recently received an email and 1866 newspaper clipping from Mark Wiseman about an unlisted Adler’s Celebrated Anti-Cholera Bitters which led me to do a search for “Adler” information. This … 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 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 case … Continue reading

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Henry Fess Jr. Jaundice Bitters

Henry Fess Jr. Jaundice Bitters Milwaukee, Wisconsin 18 November 2018 Here is an extremely rare Jaundice Bitters from Milwaukee, Wisconsin put out by Henry Fess Jr., who was a prominent wholesale and retail druggist. The bottle recently showed up in … Continue reading

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