April 2001 Questions 2

Digger Odell Publications 2001

 

Can you help me by providing any information about this bottle? Any help will be greatly appreciated! THANK YOU STEVE

marked : berry bros.& rudd ltd. london england (s79) nb.

Your pottery figural bottle is pictured in Wearin's book, "Statues that Pour."  During the early part of the 19th century distillers became fond of marketing their products in oddly shaped figural containers.  The English pottery were responsible for the great majority of these.  They produced pottery bottles in shapes of clocks, hands, fish, books, mermaids, pistols, boots houses and other figures.  I'd guess a value of $75-100.  Digger.

I RECENTLY PURCHASED AN OLD BOTTLE AT AN ESTATE SALE-IT IS KIND OF A PERIWINKLE BLUE-8 AND 7/16 TALL, SMOOTH BOTTOM WITH NO MARKINGS, SCATTERED BUBBLES AND SWIRLS, EMBOSSED ALONG THE TOP UNION, THEN DOWN THE SIDES ARE 13 STARS FOLLOWED BY LEAVES-IN THE MIDDLE ARE TWO HANDS SHAKING EMBOSSED OVER A SHIELD. IT IS QUART SIZE I THINK-WHAT I NEED TO KNOW IS HOW TO TELL IF IT IS A FAKE OR THE REAL THING AND WHAT YOU MIGHT THINK IT WOULD BE WORTH? ANY IDEAS? THANKS BARB DACHEL

 

Sounds like a "Clasped Hands Union" Flask and it is probably authentic.  I would expect the value to be in the $50-75 range.  Digger

 

Found in the Bahamas on the beach. Olive green, square bottle, 9 1/2 in. high. Tapers to square bottom/ 6 embossed on bottom, writing on side Blankenheym & Nolet. Large Key embossed on other side of bottle, 3 rings at top for key handle. Bottle is in near mint condition with no nicks or chips. We saw an identical bottle in a mining museum in Co. Springs and we became curious about the value and the origin. Nobody could tell me anything about it there. So, it started us searching for answer's. Can you give us some idea of the value and where it might have come from? We would appreciate any information you could forward to us. Thanks, Sue

Your bottle is pictured in my Black Glass book.  It is a gin bottle from Holland like those shown at the right.  The bottle is not rare.  It has a value of about $35-45.  Digger. 

 

Years ago I purchased a case of 12 Henry Wineheart Beer . The bottle number was 13. The beer is gone. I still have the 12 bottles in the white case that was sold only on Friday the 13th in February 1978 because of henrys superstitions. I also have the news paper clipping stating the facts why he almost did not sell # 13. My question . Is there any collection dollar value in theses bottles.?

I have no idea.  Maybe a reader can help.

 

tarr smith & Clark Boston mineral water

digger this is deep emerald green in color iron pontiled , squat 7 1/8 inches in height with a crude applied top. very whittly with bubbles i cannot find any info on this one any ideas on its rarity or possible value? bottle is in mint condition

Your bottle is listed in my soda book.  It is good bottle but not rare.  I'd estimate in mint condition a present value of.$180.  Digger

hello I am from MA. back in 1980 my family put in a in-ground swimming pool. during the dig we came up with an old medicine bottle. It is a brown bottle with a cork top. the shape is rectangular. The name is Glover's imperial medicine. On one side it says H. Clay clover Co. The other side says new York the back is blank. the bottom has a triangle in the middle to the left is a 3 and to the right is a 9. can you please give me any info on this Thanks Dawn

Dawn, your bottle is very common and the time period in which it was produced can be estimated fairly closely.  The product was originally called Glover's Imperial Mange Cure, introduced about 1876.  Sometime after 1900 the name was changed to Imperial mange Remedy and still later to Imperial Mange Medicine.  Henry Clay Glover was probably the most successful manufacturer of veterinary remedies (mostly for dogs) of any of the turn of the century companies and the Imperial Mange product was his most popular. I'd suggest your bottle might have been made as late as 1939 (the 3 and the 9 on the base). It was still being offered for sale in 1983. Digger

 H. CLAY GLOVER CO., INC. CORPORATION NEW YORK 1140 FRANKLIN AVENUE GARDEN CITY NEW YORK 11530 file a third renewal for their  trademark in 1945 for Glover Imperial Mange Medicine described as "ANTIISEPTIC MEDICATED OINTMENT [USED] FOR THE TREATMENT OF THE HUMAN SCALP AND HAIR  AND FOR A PREPARATION FOR DRESSING THE HAIR." Product owned in the 1950s by ) J. K. PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. CORPORATION BY ASSIGNMENT NEW JERSEY 895 TOWBIN AVENUE LAKEWOOD NEW JERSEY 08701

Hi, I found a duraglas bottle that is round except for the bottom which is flat so it will sit properly. The top begins to form a bottle neck rising only about an 1/8 of an inch. It has a lip & looks as if there should be an opening, but it appears as if another piece of glass was put in it, sealing it. The bottom has the numbers, 20 w/maybe a circle, the number 3 and below that the number 6. Duraglas is written on lower part of bottle. From reading your site, duraglas began in 1940, so there is no value to this find, but I would enjoy knowing what it is. Thanks!

I'd need a picture to make a guess.  Maybe a reader has an idea.  Digger

Hi Digger, I came across this bottle, which I think may have held some sort of alcoholic beverage. It is amber and has a number of flaws in the surface texture as well as air bubbles, which leads me to believe it was hand-blown. From its appearance, the lip of the bottle gives the impression it was "glued on". There are no seams. Can you tell me anything about the age and value of it? Thanks for your help. Chuck

Chuck you have a "Blob Top Beer."  That the bottle has no mold marks suggests it was made in a paste mold.  The bottle would have been rotated in the mold which erased the mold seams.  Your bottle dates between 1890-1910.  It has a value of $1-2.  Digger


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