Tag Archives: Philadelphia

R.C. Ridgway & Co. Lady’s Leg – Philadelphia

R.C. Ridgway & Co. Lady’s Leg – Philadelphia 24 December 2018 I received the email below and pictures of an exciting new find from Robert Biro that I thought I would share. I was curious who R.C. Ridgway was? It … Continue reading

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A. Lambert Bitters – Philadelphia

A. Lambert Bitters – Philadelphia 14 October 2018 (R•110318) Nick Downs posted some great pictures of an “A. Lambert’s Bitters Philada” cylinder from Philadelphia over on the Antique Bitters Bottles Facebook page. His pictures are below. I cropped away the … Continue reading

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Looking at Spanish Bitters

Looking at Spanish Bitters 12 October 2018 The Library of Congress holds this great advertising patent proof lithograph label for Gainer’s Celebrated Spanish Bitters (above) being transported by a passenger train, steamboat and horses and wagon emblazoned with the product … 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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Dr. Brunon’s Bitters – To Hotel Keepers, Restaurants, Druggists, Grocers and the Public

Dr. Brunon’s Bitters To Hotel Keepers, Restaurants, Druggists, Grocers and the Public 15 June 2017 A simple post here for an 1859 bitters advertisement I found the other day in The Ottawa Free Trader. Dr. Brunon’s Bitters would cure just … Continue reading

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The Bust of Columbia Liberty Cap Eagle Historical Flask

The Bust of Columbia Liberty Cap Eagle Historical Flask 22 February 2016 (R•022416) (R•031416) Just when you wonder when the long drought and absence of killer bottles will end, up comes this off-the-chart great Bust of Columbia with Liberty Cap – American Eagle … Continue reading

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Mayer’s Genuine Stomach Bitters

Mayer’s Genuine Stomach Bitters 23 January 2016 Here is an unlisted and labeled Mayer’s Genuine Stomach Bitters that Frank Wicker recently added to his collection. Thank you Frank for sending in the pictures. A late bitters with a pretty cool label. … Continue reading

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Dr. Asher Atkinson’s Universal Family Medicines

Dr. Asher Atkinson’s Universal Family Medicines Botanic Druggist, Principal Depot, No. 230 Greenwich St., New York 27 November 2015 (R•113015) Working in my “A’s” today trying to see if any unlisted bitters are parked in my “to do” folders. Here … Continue reading

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The Centennial 1776 Tonic Bitters from Philadelphia?

The Centennial 1776 Tonic Bitters from Philadelphia? 10 November 2015 Jeff Wichmann has some super nice bottles in his American Bottle Auctions | Auction 62 that is now underway. I thought it was just a matter of time, and bottles, before … Continue reading

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