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With and without the words Monopole Bitters

With and without the words Monopole Bitters Herman Toser Co. – Milwaukee & William Frank & Sons – Pittsburgh 24 December 2014 [Christmas Eve] Frank Wicker with BottlePickers scored himself an early Christmas present when he picked up a en-embossed Monopole Bitters. … Continue reading

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The California Herb Bitters from Pittsburgh

The California Herb Bitters from Pittsburgh 18 May 2014 (R•052514) (R•090216) (R•111018) Here is an extremely rare, bitters square with a phenomenal form and name. When I say rare, I mean like “only known example”. The California Herb Bitters is from Pittsburgh and has G. W. … Continue reading

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Swiss Stomach Bitters from Zwinger to Koch to Zoeller

Swiss Stomach Bitters from Zwinger to Koch to Zoeller  22 March 2014 (R•060314 – Z7 added) (R•110316-labeled Z7) It is always nice to hear from fellow bitters collector Gary Beatty from sunny Florida. Gary is also a Pastor by profession … Continue reading

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Dr. Allen’s Stomach Bitters – Pittsburgh 16 March 2014 (R•031714) Glass Works Auctions, in their “Winter Be Gone” Catalog Auction 101, presently online, has a nice example of a Dr. Allen’s Stomach Bitters from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The bottle reminds me … Continue reading

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Ihmsen’s Old Tonic Bitters – Who is Henry Ihmsen?

Ihmsen’s Old Tonic Bitters – Who is Henry Ihmsen? 15 December 2013 (R•111214) Sometimes, I suppose, I tend to drive myself crazy. I start off down one road looking for an obscure bitters, then I take a left turn down … Continue reading

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Henry Bolingers Maysville Glass-Works 1814-1825

Henry Bolingers Maysville Glass-Works 1814-1825 by Stephen Atkinson 08 September 2013 The Kentucky glass industry begins with a gentleman with a colorfull past named John Henry Bolinger (known as Henry). Henry was born in 1761 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. In … Continue reading

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The Folksy, Girl on a Bicycle Historical Flask

The Folksy Girl on a Bicycle Historical Flask [Updated 14 August 2013] I am very fond of Folk art and especially enjoy seeing art and illustrations on antique bottles like the Travellers Bitters and Pikes Peak Flasks. Yesterday, I was … Continue reading

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An advertisement for an unlisted Clayton’s Celebrated Rheumatic Bitters

, Product Infridgement? An advertisement for an unlisted Clayton’s Celebrated Rheumatic Bitters 17 May 2013 (R•021514) While perusing Pittsburgh Directories in the late 1850s and 1860s for Zingari Bitters, I can across an advertisement (on the same page as the Zingari’s … Continue reading

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Kreinbrook Bitters from Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania

Kreinbrook Bitters from Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania 24 April 2013 Following up on an ebay tip from my bottle friend, Tom Doligale: This is an extremely rare 6 and 1/2″ inch tall amber bitters bottle flask from Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania. On … Continue reading

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FOHBC Membership Contest – Win This Flask!

WIN THIS FLASK ! GII-11 , 1/2 pint , pontiled, Eagle / Cornucopia, Pittsburgh made flask with beaded edges Jim Bender (FOHBC Membership Director) announced a contest to award a prize to any new member and renewal from 3 years … Continue reading

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