Sunday, November 20, 2011

Flint Artifacts: O-Jib-Wa Bitters

There's a nice history of the O-Jib-Wa Medicine Co. available here.


  1. I found 2 bottles in my barn tht say o-jib-wa bitters they look very old are they worth any money?

    1. Did you ever find out anything about them? Recently I was in an antique store and purchased a bottle because i thought the labeling and bottling was so interesting. Let me know!

  2. Yes, they are worth money. I'll give you $1.75 for both of 'em.

    What is this American Pickers? Put'em on ebay and tell us what happens.

  3. Hello! My parents are the current owners of Ojibwa! I love Flint Expats. We're celebrating 100 years in 2015 and still based in the Flint area. I think they may be contemplating moving back downtown...


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