Bottle Appraisal Service
How Much Are Your Bottles Worth?
Bottle Appraisal Service
Copyright © 2002 Digger Odell Publications
Need a written estimate of how much your bottle is worth? If you would
like a quicker or more confidential response about an old bottle than I
can offer in Ask Digger Question
I Get section of my web site, print and fill out this page and send
it to me with a self-addressed stamped envelope. For a nominal fee
per bottle) I will provide you with a written estimate of the
value of your bottle(s). A written estimate is often required and should
be sufficient for insurance purposes for collections or valuable items. If you
have a collection to be appraised please use the email link below to work out
the details and fee. References available upon request for legal or insurance
work. More informal appraisals are available by
Your Address: _________________________________________________________
Your Email Address:____________________________________________________
To give you with an accurate estimate a picture is the best description you can provide. If you are not able to send a photo then be sure to include a drawing.
Include as much of the following information as you are able
CATEGORY: What do think the bottle might have been for ( beverage, food, medicine)
SHAPE: ___ rectangular ___square ___cylindrical ___sided # of ___ sides ___other (describe)
EMBOSSING: Describe and
mark if on the front, left, right, back, base or shoulder.
HEIGHT (in inches or
MOUTH type of
METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: (check one)
____Not machine made - mold seam stops below the lip of the bottle
____Machine made - mold seam goes over the top of the lip (machine made bottles do not have a pontil)
___base of the bottle is smooth
___base has pontil mark (cannot be machine made and have a pontil)
___base has embossing numbers, words or letters? (describe)
___has a label (describe including company information)
___embossed geometric design (describe)
COLOR: ___ clear, ___aqua, ___deep amber, ___yellow amber, ___yellow, ___cobalt, ___ green, OTHER COLOR: _____________________
CONDITION, ___chips ___flakes (describe size and location) ___stain ___cracks
WHAT ELSE DO YOU KNOW OR
THINK ABOUT THIS BOTTLE?
(For example, what you paid for the item, where it came from, what you think the value might be)
You can expect about a two week turn around for replies. Send this form, your photo or drawing along with a check or money order for $6 payable to Digger Odell Publication and a Self-Addressed stamped envelope (I will not process your order without a SASE - except by email) to:
Digger Odell Publications, 4943 Isaac Lane, Mason, OH 45040
Fine print: The appraisal estimate you receive is based solely upon my experience and opinion.