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Keeping an eye out for H.P Herb and Barto’s Great Gun Bitters at Hopewell Furnace

Keeping an eye out for H.P. Herb and Barto’s Great Gun Bitters at Hopewell Furnace 19 November 2015 I spent the past few days in Reading, Pennsylvania for business. Much of it in the downtown historic district. I could not … Continue reading

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Mishler’s Herb Bitters and The Mishler Family

Mishler’s Herb Bitters and the Mishler Family 14 October 2015 (R•031319) (R8042919 – information Dale P. Mishler). (R•051119 – Swanson covers) If you are a bitters collector, you probably possess a bottle or two of the celebrated Mishler’s Herb Bitters … Continue reading

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Dr. Stoever’s Bitters – Lancaster & Philadelphia

Dr. Stoever’s Bitters – Lancaster & Philadelphia THE OLD STANDARD ! 12 October 2015 (R•101615) (R•111015) (R•031119) (R•090219) I was able to add an extremely rare “Lancaster, PA.”, Dr. Stoever’s Bitters to my collection this past weekend from the Nolt … Continue reading

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S.O. Richardson’s South Reading Mass Bitters Bottle + letter Civil War 34th Reg

S.O. Richardson’s South Reading, Mass Bitters Bottle with Civil War Letter 18 January 2014 Interesting bitters bottle closing on ebay tomorrow that being the S.O. Richardson’s with the attached Civil War letter. See Listing. The description by nqac (99.7 Positive … Continue reading

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Determining bottle color standards with Peachridge 6-Log Drakes

Determining bottle color standards with Peachridge 6-Log Drakes 14 September 2013 Michael Seeliger (Brooklyn, Wisconsin) recently visited us at Peach Ridge where Mike took exacting color measurements of my 6-log Drakes Plantation Bitters run and various other bottles using a color … Continue reading

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Dr. S.O. Richardson’s Jaundice Bitters – South Reading

So…Who is S. O. Richardson? Dr. S. O. Richardson’s Jaundice Bitters – South Reading, Mass. 21 March 2013 (R•013115) (R•050719) (R•082519) So who is S. O. Richardson? I have been wondering all these years. As it turns out, Solon Osmond Richardson was … Continue reading

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Barrel Series – W.C. Bitters

W. C. BITTERS | BROBST & RENTSCHLER Here is a figural bitters barrel that takes a back seat to the other heavy hitter barrels such as the Old Sachems, Greeley’s and Roback’s (see bottom of page). It a later bottle … Continue reading

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Tobias Barto and his Great Gun Bitters – Reading, PA

Tobias Barto and his Great Gun Bitters Reading, PA 21 June 2012 (R•031314) (R•020919) One could buy a Barto’s Bitters, a concoction of whiskey and herbal flavorings, from 1872 to 1892 at the family-run store at 437 Penn Street. A … Continue reading

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