April 2007 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2007

From: Crystal & Karen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 04/02/2007 1:14:19 AM

I found an old bottle, it has an ace of spades embossed on it with the word Ace on it, it is clear and says it holds 3 1/2 ounces on it. Thanks, Karen

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From: t terrell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com book

Subject:

Date: 04/02/2007 11:26:43 AM

Sir, I purchased this bottle at a flea market in the UK some years ago. I have been searching off and for years and cannot find out anything about it. It seems to be made out of clay or stoneware and possibly an inkbottle. Stamped on the bottom is a distinct capital "Y" and what appears to be a partial small "t". I would appreciate any info you could provide. T Terrell

 

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From: Fishinmagiciankwm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 04/02/2007 9:29:46 AM

Hello I found a bottle A.C. HYND Co. BUFFALO. N.Y. 6 FL.OZ.85 with a metal cap on it could you put a date on it. It is clear glass. with a small opening like a tabasco bottle. THANK YOU.

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From: J.D. and Kris

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jar I found

Date: 04/02/2007 1:51:27 PM

 I hope I can explain. Found this jar ?? in my back yard. It's about 7" tall, has ridges where there was a lid that screwed on, and the bottom indents a little and also has ridges that look like maybe it would screw to something. if you look at the bottom, there are some numbers...24 15 S 81( i know its an 8, but not sure if a 1 next to it), then a little block looking thing. Also in red in the middle of the bottom is number 184?. That's all I know. I know where i found it used to be an old train watering machine that is no longer there, there is a tree growing out of the old pump, but every so often we go out there and dig and find some neat stuff. Thanks for your help.

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From: Tony Moorhouse

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old bottle

Date: 04/02/2007 5:36:01 PM

 Dear sir, My brother while walking on a beach just south of San Francisco found an old bottle in the sand with the following words: St Jakobs OELThe Charlesa Vogeler Com.Baltimore MD We would appreciate any information about this bottle you can give us. Many thanks. Best regards, Tony

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From: Charlene Brewer Wild

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date: 04/02/2007 9:27:28 PM

 I have 3 bottles I may be interested in selling. 1st is a 7up bottle, it is amber and short. The bottom has the numbers 9 and 7 with some type of mark in between these numbers. Then the number 10 is also on the bottom. Bottled by 7UP Bottleing Company of Nashville, Inc. ( the bottle is short and sort of pot bellied ) 2nd Bottle, Amber Coca Cola bottle, with coca cola being written/rapped around the bottom portion of the bottle along with Nashville. The bottle is short but taller than the 7up bottle and more slender. The underneath only reads only Coca Cola. 3rd Bottle, is Canada Dry Ginger Ale, is is sort of tall, with some type of gold, metal, textured overlay and is iridescent. The bottom of the bottle reads 14 1 4 along with Canada Dry Ginger Ale Incorporated. Can you help in determining the Vintage, Year and Value? Thanks for any help . Best Regards, Charlene Brewer-Wild

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From: David Drake

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Boars head embossed on bottom of bottle

Date: 04/02/2007 9:42:52 PM

 Digger I found a large piece of sea glass this afternoon as I was walking the beach in Indialantic Florida. Doesn't seem that old but I've had no luck searching for the manufacturer. Base has ridges around the perimeter. It's a clear glass bottle. Boars head is clearly raised on base and hasAA230 along the snout of the boars head Six raised slanted blocks under the head And some numbers under that. Any ideas. I don't think it's too old just would like to know where it may have originated from. Thanks for your time, David Drake

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From: berchia mitchell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 04/02/2007 11:48:17 PM

 I need information on some bottles my son has some he wants to sell but he doesn't know how to find out their worth and how to sell them. Can you help? They are several different kinds of soda milk medicine liquor and beer bottles.? They seem to be from anywhere from the 1900 era to the 50's. Can you tell us anything?-Marie

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From: Darlene

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04/03/2007 12:15:06 AM

Hello - I purchased a pottery jug (approx. 27" tall and 15" wide) which is encased with grape vines including handles. The jug had a cork in place with a fabric on the underside of the cork. The pottery is a brownish color with this information written on the top of the jug. 10 1818 AW Buchan and Co Portobello Scotland. Have you heard of a similar jug? It may have been used for water to be hauled on an animal's back. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks. Darlene

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From: Nicole G

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: California milk bottle question

Date: 04/04/2007 5:33:07 AM

 there is a simple and logical answer to this right?... it’s a milk bottle ~ it can't be to old because the telphone # is this, 652 2816. yes I called, no listing or real person answering that number could tell me a thing. I've googled, Ive asked jeeves. I've looked through much calif. dairy data. HELP me find this bottle's origin/dates/sister companies... any bit would be appreciated.

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From: valarie hart

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cathedral bottle

Date: 04/03/2007 7:29:10 PM

 Dear Sir, you seem to be the man to call when it comes to bottle identification. Mine is purple, cathedral brand, chief wahoo electric tonic, walbridgeco., dunsmuir CA. know anything about it...thank you, Valarie
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From: Darla Buchanan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 11:58 PM

Subject: Three Bottles

I have one Mil-Kay bottle in good shape. The lettering on the front is blue and there is a G 766 on the bottom. Could you tell me how old and the worth of this bottle. I have and Indianapolis 500 bottle for May 28, 1978. It is a souvenir bottle from 7up. 16 oz. It has a chip on the bottom back. Could you tell me is this bottle has any worth? I have an RC bottle that states on the front Salutes Bicentennial Memorial. George Rogers Clark Memorial. 1776-1976, 16 oz. Also, does this bottle have any worth. Please and thank you. Darla

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From: Suzanne Flack

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1972 thomas edison decanter

Date: 04/04/2007 11:46:28 AM

hi there, Any chance you could take a look at these pictures and tell me if this is worth anything? The seal is still intact...a little torn from the years but not from purposely being taken off... thanks!! Suzanne Flack Columbus, Ohio

 

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From: THOMAS SHEEHAN

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pepsi bottle dated 1924

Date: 04/04/2007 1:55:45 PM

 Hi, Last weekend an uprooted tree fell and unearthed a pepsi bottle directly under the stump in my backyard. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? Description of the bottle: It is clear with a rough design from the top neck progressing into a basket weave pattern running 5 1/2" down - with the word PEPSI COLA in six places in a swirl vertical design running south to north on the neck. There are no dots in between the words PEPSI and COLA . The bottom is embossed as follows in an outer circle around base: DES.PAT. 120, 277 14 A 44 6 In an inner circle above the A 44 is the date embossed : 1924 Above the date in the center of the bottom of the bottle is a capital letter :G in a square No color labeling on the bottle. We have lived here on this property for 15 years and in the area all of our lives. In the early 1900's there was a bottling plant owned by Nehi in the next town. Our home is on property that a train station was on in the early 1900's. There appear to be other items in the ground consistent with the early 1900's. This may have possibly been a dump for the train station. Thank you, Nancy

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From: DMWagner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hood Sarsaparilla question

Date: 04/04/2007 7:45:59 PM

 I have a Hood's Sarsaparilla bottle that is filled with the original sarsaparilla. It has a cork in the top (never opened.) It has the label in good condition. On the label is the No. 885. Could you tell me how old it and the approximate worth? Don Wagner

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From: mus424m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 04/04/2007 11:08:29 PM

 I have a J.L. Brown Registered Richmond, Indiana bottle. I can't find any information about this bottle. On the bottom of the bottle there is a Capital B. If you could give me any information I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you, Sharon

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From: Scott Krause

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: photographing embossed bottles?

Date: 04/05/2007 12:58:08 PM

 Hi Digger, I love your website!!! Such a treasure trove of bottle related things. I have a quick question about what is best to use to highlight embossed bottles for ease of photographing? I have old beer bottles, mostly dark amber, and want to bring the letters and designs out (in white I guess). Thank you, Scott

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From: J Doe

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. Peters Bottle

Date: 04/05/2007 1:54:47 PM

 Hi Digger, I was curious on a bottle that was originated in Chicago. It is light blue, indented and about 1 - 1 1/2 feet tall. On the front is a tree that is split. One of the splits has the year 17__ (something) on it and the other split with the year 18__ (something) on it. I can't tell you the exact years since I do not have it in front of me. It is a corked bottle. On the opposite side are the words "Dr. Peters blood vitalizer." It has a split seem appearance to it where it comes together on the side. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? Thanks!

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From: OLIVER KORSNE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: mason jar lg

Date: 04/05/2007 3:01:58 PM

 So how do we go about selling old bottles. We have several, one that a lot of fakes are being made now. This one came off our grandparents farm in N.D. We got it in the early 70's but the farm has been abandoned in the early 40's and is still in our ownership. Mason's half gallon pale green 1858 patent bottom has center 344 number. We've been told it's real for sure. Just one of many types. We'd like to know how to cash in on some of this stuff. Gretchen

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From: Linda Pitt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: de kuyper square face bottle

Date: 04/05/2007 5:22:12 PM

 Found in perfect condition a green bottle with a poem on one side and de kuyper square face on the other. Can you tell us if this is of any value and what period is the bottle from. It has been excavated whilst doing a renovation on a property.

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From: Mitch Baumann

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found a bottle can you help?

Date: 04/05/2007 7:51:58 PM

 I found a beacon chemical corp bleach bottle with a big 33 on the top taper. it is brown glass and a screw cap. can you tell me the vintage? can you tell which book you sell that covers bleach bottles. clorox does a good job with their bottles. i cant find a source for other bleach mfg's can you help Mitch Baumann beacon chemical corp bleach bottle with a big 33 on the top taper. ; it is brown glass and a screw cap. ; can you tell me the vintage? ; can you tell which book you sell that covers bleach bottles. ; clorox does a good job with their bottles. ; i cant find a source for other bleach mfg's nbsp; can you help nbsp; Mitch Baumann

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From: sara wetzel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fwd: bottles

Date: 04/06/2007 8:22:29 AM

digger i was wondering if you could tell me about these bottles., and what they might be worth..

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From: Hill, Mary - Greenwood, SC

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Heinz Glass stopper

Date: 04/06/2007 10:04:18 AM

I recently found a bottle with a glass stopper embossed with the number57. I have found that this is representative of the Heinz company. My question is that the bottle does not fit the description of those found in several searches. The bottle is round, about six inches in height with no discernable markings other than a "B" on the bottom and several numbers. The stopper is a loose fit. Any suggestions? Greg

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From: Nita Easter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old bottle with twist cap found at Old Sarum, UK

Date: 04/06/2007 11:32:56 AM

Dear "Digger", After much searching on the web, I found your site. Hopefully, you can help me identify an old bottle I found in a pasture on the way up the hill to Old Sarum, in the UK. The small rectangular clear glass bottle with rounded sides is about 2 1/8 "high and an inch wide. The grey tin(?) cap is a twist type with the name -"Torch Brand" on it. It still fits snugly on the top of the little bottle. On the bottom of the glass bottle are the letters - U G B 1. It could signify Great Britain, but, only because I found it there. I know it's not worth anything, but, I am just curious. Could it be from the 40's? Thanks in advance for your help, Nita

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From: Eunice Zoeckle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 04/06/2007 11:44:19 AM

I have a glass bottle with a spout and handle in sort of an clear/aqua color. It has no top and is rather squatty in shape and etched on one side is a ship. Could you tell me what sort of product was packaged in this? I thought syrup, but trend to think something more like whisky, perhaps wine. It appears the lid would have been a cork of some sort. I thank you for any information you may give this curious mind. EZ

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From: karen salsgive

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04/06/2007 4:39:19 PM

hi i got a old bottle i heard the company came to your house to sell back in the 1920s the name of the bottle is rawleiqhs on the bottle at say trade mark right below the name . can you tell me how much money i can get out if it thank karen

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From: Cynthia Muzzy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: got an old brown clay bottle

Date: 04/06/2007 6:02:51 PM

 Hello, My friend and I found a bottle at a rummage sale that has Mineral Brunnen in der Eifel, Birresborn stamped on it. The bottle is clay with a small handle and is brown. Do you know an approximate value of such type bottles? Thank you. Cynthia

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From: Donnacrsnm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date: 04/06/2007 3:30:22 PM

 I have a set of Avon chess set bottles with cologne still in them. Are they worth anything?

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From: Mike Walker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Weller Whiskey unopened

Date: 04/06/2007 9:26:26 PM

 Digger, I have a bottle of Old Weller "The Original 107 Proof" Hand numbered L9193or 29193 just curious what it might be worth. The bottle is unopened and seal is intact. I could get a picture if that would help. Thanks Mike

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From: Brent Preece

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Segrams Bottles

Date: 04/06/2007 11:30:59 PM

 I found these old bottles in the wall of my fathers old house while it was being renovated, I was wondering if you could give me a rough age of them. Brent Preece, Canada

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From: Barry Schwartz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 04/07/2007 8:02:01 AM

My wife collects beach glass, she found a nice size piece , it has a bell imprinted on it there is a r and e together and on the other send an o there are block letters the piece is only 2inches we are trying to figure out a date or name Thank you Barry

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From: josh gardner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fwd: Bottle Pics

Date: 04/07/2007 11:51:33 AM

Digger, My uncle and I found this bottle while doing some excavation work for a residence near a river. It was buried approximately 3 feet under the topsoil. I have talked to several old timers, but none of them recognize this bottle. Anyway, our curiosity is up and I can't find anything on the internet, and was hoping you could help us out. The bottle is 8 3/4" tall and says GREENVILLE TEXAS on the bottom with 7 OZ. and the number 45 below that. Was DeLicious some kind of soda. I hope the pictures will help. Thanks for your knowledge, josh eric

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From: DAVE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BALL AND CLAW BITTERS

Date: 01/13/2007 11:23:33 PM

 Digger, i recently came across a ball and claw miniature bitters bottle maroon in color. I thought at first it was a wheaton repro, but the bottom of the bottle says made in taiwan not wheaton, nj. Any idea if it is a repro from another company. Thanks, dave

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From: John Heerwald

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wooden Bottle.

Date: 04/07/2007 2:28:26 PM

 On Sept 12, 2004 Ben Burke sent you a photo of two wooden bottles, inquiring about their value. I have an identical bottle and am curious about its age and value. Regards John Heerwald

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From: Richard Whitmore

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Petersburg, Va. Crock

Date: 04/07/2007 2:32:24 PM

 Hello, Digger. We bought this crock at a thrift store in southern Va. this morning. Appears to be original, with maybe a tiny, hairline that is not very visible. No chips, dings or whatever. Our main question is, who was this man, as we cannot really determine the spelling. Thanks greatly for your help.........Richard

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From: Dennis Osbo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: horlicks

Date: 04/07/2007 2:57:54 PM

thanks for your site- I've got a pretty good collection of horlick's bottles I'm using to display marbles--what I'm looking for is a source for lids--I'm sure that many of these lids are useless when found on some bottles but I'm thinking there are lids also found on the broken bottles. I just have not yet been able to locate any. what d'ya say? dennis

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From: clampsey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fw: old bottle found

Date: 04/07/2007 4:05:03 PM

I found an old coca-cola bottle, and i was wandering if i could get some info on it. It is clear, with property of coca-cola botteling co.on the front. It also says Min.Cont. 7 fl. oz.. And across the bottom it reads Designed patent pending . Under the bottom it reads OMAHA NB with a c with a circle around it.

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From: Cynthia Muzzy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old white clay bottle

Date: 04/07/2007 4:07:14 PM

 Hello, I have two bottles one is white with 6.7L SEM on the bottle on it. I also have a brown clay bottle with Mineral Brunnen in der Eifel, Birresborn stamped on it. Could you give me any information on these bottles and an approximate value of these bottles. Thank you.

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From: Sharon Oldham

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Garnier decanter

Date: 04/07/2007 4:17:09 PM

 I have a Garnier decanter, had creme de menthe in it. Its a man in a top hat , black tux jacket with tails, red bow tie, and his shoes look like spats. He is sitting down with his right leg and right arm wrapped around a lamp post The top of the lamp post comes off to serve the creme de menthe. I got it as a gift in the early 1970's. Do you anything about it and if it has any value. Thank you Sheree Oldham, Lee's Summit, Mo.

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From: Dave and Michelle Rauch

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pepsi Bottles

Date: 04/07/2007 6:49:39 PM

 Hi, I am a collector of old soda bottles and have a collections of about 65 bottles, 11 of which are full and unopened. I am also considering selling them (eventually) and would like to no how to find the year on these bottles. On the bottom of some of the Pepsi bottles, there is a number and then on the opposite side of the bottom is 82, 76, and a 21. i thought that maybe that could be the year of the bottle, but that "21" led me to believe that that's not true. I would really appreciate it if you could help me in any way. . Thank you very much, Clinton Rauch

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From: mike

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04/07/2007 8:46:42 PM

 hi digger, i have a bottle i cant find anything about, its a drink bottle with very uneven glass thickness and lots of bubbles the side seems go half way up the neck, it says "registered" on the shoulder, "this bottle not to be returned when empty" at bottom, "kilts excelsior bottwks sidney, n.y." around a "K" thanks, mike

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From: AmadeusWolfiem

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 04/08/2007 7:16:38 AM

I have a Sarsaparilla bottle with the glass marble inside and the original paper label showing a spread winged eagle . The label reads: NEW YORK SARSAPARILLA Pilgrim Bros. & Co.Hamilton Ont.Label & Trade Mark regd .Established 1848None genuine without this label .I found it between the walls of a house in Hamilton during renovations .The bottle is light green .Pilgrim bros.trademark with eagle is embossed on opposite side of paper label .It is a molded bottle with some air bubbles no cracks, nicks or chips . the top of the bottle is contoured into a channel through which the marble travels Could you give me some info as to the value of such an item please . P.S. research shows me that Pilgrim Bros. ceased to exist in 1907 and the house to which the renovations were done was built around 1855 to 1865 , i do not have an exact date on that . Trusting to hear from you ................... Peter Breitwieser

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From: E OR L

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: White Quail Liquor Bottle, #6, with contents

Date: 04/08/2007 12:56:56 PM

 I have the subject liquor bottle, unopened, dated 1969. What is it worth? Thank you. Edna Micheletti

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From: Peter & Alena Prysch

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question on a Hiram Ricker & Son water bottle

Date: 04/08/2007 9:28:34 PM

 Hi. I am doing some research for my grandmother who has an old Hiram Ricker & Son Moses water bottle. I found a picture that someone had sent in and it looks the same as the one she has. The only difference is that my grandmothers is the dark brown or dark amber, not sure how you characterize the color. The other difference is the numbers. R-61 with 9 S 6 under that and then a 3. Also the other difference is it says Fac-simile of First Poland Water Bottle 5 or a 6? Those are the only differences than the picture on your website. Any info you can give would be appreciated. Thank You

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From: jsjbird218o

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: WHITE GLASS LIQUOR BOTTLE

Date: 04/08/2007 10:24:56 PM

 Hello I Was Wondering If You Had Any Information On This Bottle on The Bottom It Says Liquor Bottle Along With Federal Law Forbids Sale Or Refill Of This Bottle I Don T See A Name On It Any Where thank You Jerry

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From: bill anthony

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fwd: antique bottles

Date: 04/09/2007 12:04:17 AM

 Dear Mr. Odell, The following note was sent to Winston Sessions as he seemed to be the closest collector to where I live. Unfortunately the letter came back undeliverable, so I went back to the bottle collectors site where I found Mr. Sessions email addy and found yours. Can you please direct me to a knowledgeable bottle collector here in Alabama that can provide me with some help, or perhaps point me in the right direction? Sincerely, Bill Anthony

Subject: antique bottles

To: wesessionser.gulf.net

Dear Winston, I am not a dyed in the wool bottle collector, but I am a person who is very fond of antiques and do have a considerable collection of old bottles, about which I know very little. I have recently run across a large cache of old bottles that were squirreled away in an old barn here in Alabama and over time the roof fell in right over where the bottles were stored and the old tin roofing has done a pretty fair job of preserving most of them. These bottles were apparently just saved by the old folks who once lived there and probably span a period of time from about the 1950s back to before the turn of the century. Some of them could possibly be mid nineteenth century, but not being real knowledgeable about old bottles I need to find someone who can help me identify and evaluate them. I only want to keep some of the earlier ones as we are restoring an old plantation and I would like to have bottles that represent the period between say 1840, and the end of the War to Prevent Southern Independence. I am especially interested in ones we could use during our School Day Activities during our annual WBTS reenactment that we host here on the plantation every November. The rest of them I am willing to sell. I have no idea where to start on identifying such a large lot, there is probably between 175 and 250 bottles of all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. Most of them are what I call stopper tops, that is they have no threads for caps on the necks. If you yourself, or anyone you know that is close to Montgomery, who would be knowledgeable, and would be able to give me some advice on these bottles, I'd sure appreciate it. I found your contact info on a bottle site on the internet. Very Sincerely, Bill Anthony

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From: Cassie P

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old amber bottle

Date: 04/09/2007 1:45:43 AM

dear digger i have a question about a very old amber bottle that has liquid still in it that i just found a few days ago in my back yard. On the lower back it says one pint, it has an aluminum screw on lid that looks to be about one inch, on the front top it says federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle, it has D 11 56 6 and it does not have a label on it, it is a sort of rectangle shape. the liquid looks to have gold flakes in it. if there is any way you know what kind of bottle this is or how old, and how much it's worth please tell me thank you Kasi P.

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From: lois clark

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Blue Bottle

Date: 04/09/2007 3:33:57 PM

 I have a small blue bottle which says "John Wyeth &Bro". It also says around the opening "take next dose at" It also has a patent on the bottom that says "pat May 16, 1899. Can you give me any information about it. Lois

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From: beers607o

To: Jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: zest bottle

Date: 04/09/2007 7:03:01 PM

 I have a 7 oz. Chemung Zest Beverages bottle with the following on bottom. Chemung, N.Y. a triangle with a R in it letter K 59 3. What can you tell me about it age, who made it anything at all will help. Thank you Keith.

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From: GHNavinsm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Penick & Ford Pat. 90906

Date: 04/09/2007 4:08:09 PM

 Hello, I have been looking in your message boards but can't seem to find the answer as to when this bottle may have been buried in my yard. Any thoughts? Thanks, Gregg

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From: SWEETSERANTIQUES

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: nice website

Date: 04/10/2007 7:05:37 AM

HI, I live in Massachusetts, on the coast.....we love to collect sea glass, old glass that has bee smoothed by the ocean and time. I found an old dump on the coast of the bay.....lots of very old bottles broken, several colors, not quite sea glass yet, but very interesting...would you be interested in shards of antique glass?????

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From: Daisygreen47m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 04/10/2007 7:52:45 AM

Do you know if there's any value to the Seagrams 1776 Tiffany decanter, sealed and filled with Premium American Whiskey?

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From: Sdrt101m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Odd looking ink bottle

Date: 04/10/2007 9:38:15 AM

Digger First let me say I don't know much about ink bottles. I went digging the other day for the first time and found, what I'm told are some nice bottles. I was wondering if you knew anything about that donut like bottle on the left. Without pushing my luck, any info on the umbrella one would also be appreciated. Thank you, Rich

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From: Prissy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: st joseph aspirin bottle

Date: 04/10/2007 1:40:13 PM

 i found a st joseph aspirin bottle with a few aspirin still in it. how do i find out the age of the bottle? it is solid glass with metal lid label's are still readable but there is no date of manufacture on the label's or the bottle. thank you mark

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From: Tony Moorhouse

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle information

Date: 04/10/2007 2:33:55 PM

 Dir Sir, I do not know if you received my e-mail regarding information an old bottle. The bottle has the following wording: St. Jakobs OELThe Charlesa Vogeler Com.Baltimore MD This bottle was found in the sand on a beach just south of San Francisco. I would appreciate any information you can provide. Many thanks. Tony Moorhouse

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From: Tilly Little

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pointy top corored bottles

Date: 04/10/2007 5:44:33 PM

 My grandmother has a vast collection of antique wine decanters. Some of these are pressed glass and some of these are blown glass. They range from one foot, to three feet in height, with short necks and long necks, they have colors such as blue, purple, green, orange, yellow etc. they have pointy tops and I was wondering if you had any knowledge about these types of bottles. She is trying to figure out how much they are worth. If you could give me an idea or let me know if i need to send you some pictures. Thank you!

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From: Frank Kortuem

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Standard Oil, motor oil bottle

Date: 04/10/2007 10:37:15 PM

 Sir: I have a one quart glass container from the Standard Oil Company; on the front (in a double circle) it says Standard Oil Company across the top of the circle. In the bottom of the circle it says (Indiana) . The center of the circle is frosted and has a torch and the word Service in it. Above the circle is an arrow that points to a line on the neck of the jar. It says One Liquid Quart To Line. The bottom of the jar has and X in the middle and equidistant around it are the numbers 7, 6, 0 and a symbol that is a rounded cornered rectangle with a diamond in the center - and the two long points of the diamond extending beyond the long axis of the rectangle. On the back of the jar is a triangle with the number 48 and the abbreviation MINN --- in the triangle. There is a raised ring about half way between the shoulder and the threads for the lid, the arrow points to this line. This circle does not go completely around the neck, there is about an inch of clear space in the back. The treads for the lid make a 1 and 1/3rd circle around the top. The jar is seamed on both sides between the front and back. The glass is clear. No chips, but a slight wear ring about midway up the bottle. No lid. The Bottle is 10" tall with a 3.5" diameter. Did this kind of bottle have a metal spout on it? I've never seen one like this before. What do I have here and what might it be worth. Thank you, Frank Kortuem

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From: steve crawford

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 04/10/2007 11:25:51 PM

 i would like to know how old this bottle is and to see if it is worth anything ?

 

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From: Lynn Brown

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: We have looked everywhere for information!

Date: 04/11/2007 4:56:56 AM

Dear Digger!! We have a vintage Old Taylor Whiskey Bottle……We obtained this bottle from the catacombs of the Walgreen Estate in Chicago…(it is now a museum) The stamp is dated 1917 and says bottled spring of 1917 and the top of the box states “Note our special metal protective cap and private mold bottle” Packaging also states….OLD TAYLOR a straight Kentucky Whiskey of Topmost Class…Bottled under supervision of the U.S. Government 100 proof…1 pint net For medicinal uses only…Affix Rx Label thru opening. The box is in bad shape, however, the seal is not broken…..is it worth anything? Thank you very much for your expertise…and Kindest regards, Lynn Brown

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From: deborah strickler

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: need info on bottle

Date: 04/11/2007 5:53:36 PM

 Hello, My husband bought a 3 bottles two of which I have been able to get information about, the other one is small and round. I can't find a thing. It's 3 5/8 inches around and 4 3/4 tall. The neck is 7/8 of an inch with the tiny glass blown bubbles, It also has marks on the neck like it was twisted just a bit when it was made. Also a very small lip on the top. It is embossed with CURTIS & BROWN, NEW YORK, HOUSE HOLD, PANACEA, that rotates around the bottle long ways. Hopefully you can give me some information about it. I haven't tried any books yet, just the internet. Any information would greatly appreciated. THANKS, Debbie

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From: KyleBAthertonm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coca-cola bottle.

Date: 04/11/2007 2:04:34 PM

 Coca-cola bottle, aqua, round, damaged neck, approx. height 6.5" embossed Indian head Chief wearing War Bonnet. Found in Amarillo Texas, 1968. Any information? Thank you. Kyle.

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From: Royce and Crystal Stephens

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RHR Bottle

Date: 04/11/2007 6:48:40 PM

 I found a question to you concerning a clear glass bottle with the letters "RHR" on it. I have the same bottle, it is about four inches tall and had a screw on top. It is flask shaped with a thumb and finger groove (concave) near the top middle. Inside the groove is a backwards R connected to an Hand then connected to another R. Any idea what this was?

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From: Jessjos661m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Kirchhofer bottle

Date: 04/11/2007 3:40:27 PM

 Hello. I have an old bottle that reads, Druggist Kirchhofer, Massillon, O....I can't seem to get any information, except his name was possibly Paul Kirchhofer, and he was a City Treasurer at one time?? Thanks! Kathy O

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From: Dick McKee

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:  Sparkletts Bottle

Date: 04/11/2007 8:51:19 PM

 Digger, hope you can help me. This bottle has been in our family for about 70 years It is 10" tall with a green tint. It is in perfect condition with no chips or cracks. Sparkletts Is in a triangle on the front of the bottle. The bottom is marked "Telephone Private Exchange [...]

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From: Sara.Wilshawational

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Age of this bottle?

Date: 04/12/2007 6:37:35 AM

 Hi Digger, Would you have any idea what the date of this bottle would be? Thanks, Sara Hi Digger, Would you have any idea what the date of this bottle would be? Thanks, Sara

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From: sean erdman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: paul bunyan decanter 1971

Date: 04/12/2007 8:08:20 AM

 hi digger i have a bottle you have been asked about before it is a Paul Bunyan decanter . I have seen one on eBay but it doesn't look anything like mine . mine has babe standing behind Paul Bunyan but Paul is has on jeans and a red flannel shirt with black stripes on it and he is holding a ax with his right hand pointing to the ground the numbers on the bottom are O.M.B. No.13-1971 ROYAL HALBURTON CHINA it still has the Wisconsin sales tag on it it say's state of Wisconsin 62865791 occupational tax on intoxicating liquors 1/5 gallon. my dad has had this sense 1971 my dad and I were the only one that liked it. so now it is a memory of my dad. I just wanted to find out more about what com. made the booze and what kind it was and if it's worth anything and if i should put it in my insurance policy THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Sean

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From: Mike and Christine

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dating a Bottle

Date: 04/12/2007 8:33:54 AM

Hi. I was wondering If you may be able to help me get an idea about this bottle. My husband found it while hunting......I actually have listed it on Ebay, because I haven't been able to find any info on it. I have attached pictures of the bottle.....Any help at all would be much appreciated. Thank You so very much!...(also ebay item number - 220101776455) It has a twist off green metal cap with and N D logo on it. (Top of cap is damaged but does work) Bulged neck (from what I have learned this could be made anywhere from 1935-1965. I do not have the resources to accurately date this item.) There is Vertical Embossed Stripes running down the shoulder of the bottle. Embossed printing around Shoulder reads: "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE" There are Vertical Embossed Stripes running down the very bottom of the bottle. 4/5 QT is Embossed around bottom of bottle. The base of the bottle is Embossed with these identification numbers: "D-1" "72-56" "6" and the letter "N" encircled with a square. I have cleaned the bottle the best I was able to using mild detergent.

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From: Lela Bouse-McCracken

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old cobalt bottle

Date: 04/12/2007 10:00:03 AM

Hi there, I'm having trouble finding any information about the origin of this blue bottle. It has no marks or identification. It's a little over 12 inches tall and about 2 inches in diameter. Thank you for any information, your site is a great resource. -Lela

 

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From: Karen Barber

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gatorade bottle

Date: 04/12/2007 10:55:04 AM

Hello, I am trying to locate an original Stokley Gatorade bottle with label intact. Any help would be most appreciated. Sincerely, K. Barber

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From: THOMAS IN GEORGIA

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hi

Date: 04/12/2007 11:25:34 AM

I can't find this bottle on the internet anywhere. The paper wrapping has never been removed from the whiskey bottle. I think it says Old Malvery Export Whiskey. My dad found it 40 years ago in WV. Ever seen this bottle? Thomas

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From: DREAMINOFKEYS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jim Beam Vol. XVII James Lockhart Cardinal

Date: 04/12/2007 10:28:40 AM

Any ballpark figure on the value of this bottle, FULL. I also have a Volume XII "Springer Spaniel". Thank you

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From: Cynthia Muzzy cgloba

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: mineral water bottles from Birresborn

Date: 04/12/2007 7:27:15 PM

 This is bad news. Cynde

Digger book wrote: Brown is probably $30-60 range -white is $10-15 White looks new the other is 1870-1900 The clay bottles with various stamps are very common but collectible.

From: Cynthia Muzzy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 9:22 AM

Subject: mineral water bottles from Birresborn

Hello, I have two bottles one is white with 6.7L SEM on the bottle on it. I also have a brown clay bottle with Mineral Brunnen in der Eifel, Birresborn stamped on it. Could you give me any information on these bottles and an approximate value of these bottles. I have attached some photos of the bottles for your viewing. Thank you. Cynthia

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From: mala

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1933 borghini lacrima christi white wine decanter full

Date: 04/12/2007 9:02:25 PM

 Please give me any information you might have regarding the decanter I have how much is it worth etc. the decanter in in excellent condition and the seal is not broken, full of wine . thank you Charlie

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From: stelian plesoiu

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1860 bottle

Date: 04/13/2007 12:48:01 AM

 Hi, I have a bottle of TOKAY WINE from 1860, labeled GROMMES & ULLRICH White Seal. The bottle is intact and it has the wine and original led cap with monogram. Wonder if is worth something ? apreciate your answer back, stell plesaux.

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From: anneewear

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com book

Subject: old agawam gin bottle. HELP

Date: 04/13/2007 1:22:55 AM

Hi, I am looking for two old agawam gin mill bottles. They are for two brothers that their grandfather owned the mill. PLEASE I have had not luck for 3 years...Anne

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From: geocandthastormm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Crown Royal (?) vintage bottle, HELP!!!

Date: 04/13/2007 3:16:12 AM

Dear JAOK, I have tried without success to find info. on a bottle I bought at a garage sale; I'm going to list it on Ebay next week. It came with a Seagram's Crown Royal purple bag; the bottle itself is shaped like the "Holy HandGrenade" from Monty Python (like a sphere with a small neck) which tapers to a screw-on lid that is a heavy, gold-painted metal shaped like a crown. The bottle has no labels or evidence of past label; the glass has raised letters in it, reading 4/5 QUART and "Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle." The bottom had ID #s of R-44 67 45. If you have knowledge of this bottle, can you please let me know? If it is valuable (sells on Ebay for more than $20), Thanks for your time and best regards; Sincerely, Liz K.

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From: Tammy Ball

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04/13/2007 3:24:24 AM

Hello Digger i have a bottle A H Flanders M.D. New York BUCHU RUSH'S AND IRON. The bottle is amber color. It is 8 and three quarters inches tall 2 and 3 quarters wide. If you have any info on this bottle would you please e-mail me? Thank you for your time. Tammy

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From: Pat Byers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glass Root bottle

Date: 04/13/2007 2:56:23 PM

 What a great find to find you! Knowing nothing about bottles I was intrigued by this one I found lying in an old nasty cardboard box, on top of old door handles, no less. And oddly in excellent shape, other than filthy dirty. Thinking at first it had to do with root beer I know now that it is from the Root Glass Co of Terra Haute Indiana from 1901-1932 from what I could gather from a google search. It is clear glass, 9-1/4" tall, rounded, slightly larger at the top than the base. It has 3 "crosses" on the sides of it. It has a ridge on the top of it, but doesn't look like it was a screw on top (like canning jars are). The base reads in a outside circle (top) root original (bottom) bottle light. Inside that circle it reads Pat. xo OR no (below that o is a) 3below that is 18623It is entirely intact with no cracks or chips. I don't have the top. Could you tell me what this bottle held and what the value of it might be. Also the possible age? Thank you for your time. Sincerely Patricia Byers

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From: Zbird

To: Dan Copenhaver, jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: J.M. Oliver and Sons bottle

Date: 04/13/2007 3:37:04 PM

 Hello, a friend found a bottle the other day in a ditch they were digging and brought it to me to help find out what it is. I see someone else wrote to you about this bottle too. below is what he wrote: I have an old bottle, from J.M. Oliver and Sons. I would really appreciate your help in determining the value and history on this bottle. Some details on this bottle are as follows. Size, 7" tall, Rolled lip, Large open pontil, This bottle registered April 12, 1897, and must not be sold. What I can add to this is: the bottle is round, medium to dark green in color, the words "This bottle registered April 12, 1897, and must not be sold." are etched (like they were sand blasted) on the side of the bottle reading sideways from bottom to top in 3 sentences or rows... J.M. Oliver and Sons is embossed in raised letters in a circle within a raised circle medallion type stamp or emblem or whatever you would call it at the bottom of the neck but on the wide part of the bottle...The cork is still inside this bottle but I don't know what a rolled lip is to say if it has one or not. Any info you could shed on this would be much appreciated. Thank you, Dan Copenhaver

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From: rnbjulien ightb

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 04/13/2007 3:46:01 PM

 Hey Digger, Have a bottle that is marked Singer down one side and Peoria IL down the other and the color is green. Any ideas when produced and any value to it ????Thanks Roger (Peoria ILL.)

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From: Patrick McCubbin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04/13/2007 6:31:03 PM

Digger, Found a full bottle of tonic for children today and cannot find out anything about it. Might be about 5 inches high, maybe 4-5 ounces...........I've included pictures. If the pics don't tell enough, let me know what other info you need...... thx, patrick

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From: gartudt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old saratoga whiskey

Date: 04/13/2007 7:33:57 PM

 Hey Digger, Two years ago I came across a full unopened bottle of Old Saratoga Whiskey. There also was a letter in it, too. The letter said, a lot of the makers Co. and about the pre prohibition, that it was made. they say that the bottle I have was made about 1910. Is this full bottle worth anything? And how would I go about finding a buyer? Thanks Garth R. Jurgensen.

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From: Laura Beckham

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: antique spiritus furmenti 100 proof whiskey bottle

Date: 04/13/2007 8:30:34 PM

hi I am Laura Beckham and was wondering if you would have any idea of what a antique bottle i have. i have information on it and here it is. Whiskey Antique Half Pint 100 Proof Bottled at the frankfort distilled No. 33 Dist. of KY. Permit KY P-2 Produced Spring 1916 by Labrot and Graham Distillery No. 52 Dist. of Kentucky For medicinal purposes only sale or use for other purposes will cause heavy penalties to be inflicted on bottom of bottle T.M. Regus U.S. Pat. OFF Pat. Pending Aged in wood antique spiritus frumenti 100 proof a alcoholic stimulant made from the fermented mash of grain. that is everything on the bottle. and by the way the amount of the bottles worth could you please translate to american money. thanks Laura Beckham

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From: 30214

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: A question about a bottle

Date: 04/14/2007 3:06:54 AM

I want to know if the bottle is produced by a wine factory or a cellar. And when was it produced? I got it in Xi'an, China .

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From: Pam Corban

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old mr boston bottle

Date: 04/14/2007 8:44:17 AM

I found a cool looking bottle at a thrift store. On the bottom it says Old Mr Boston Fine Liquors Brand Pat App for IDI 12 50 & a small 7 under the #. Can you tell me how to find more info on this bottle? Imprinted on the side of the bottle are the words, "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-use of This Bottle". I am not a collector. I just thought the bottle had an interesting shape. And, because of the words imprinted on the side, I also thought it would be a conversation piece since I bought it at a church thrift store. Thank you, Pam Corban

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From: Dkrajdpm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: mystery bottle in wax

Date: 04/14/2007 12:20:57 PM

 Hi I was bird watching in a local woods, and I found a glass bottle tied to a tree. It is small, 60 cc, screw lid with cork, no label, somewhat faceted on the sides. Their is a embossed mark near the neck, with what appears to be a 3 and then iii. On the bottom is U 16, also embossed. Probably a die number? The most interesting part of this find is what was in and on the bottle. Several tags, pictures and notes. Then the entire thing was dipped in wax and hung from a leather strap on a sapling. Deep in the woods. Several number codes appear in the notes. Thanks for any help you can give me to ID the bottles age. Thanks Joan

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From: Michael Allen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2007 5:01 PM

Subject: fish shaped bottle

i recently came across a fished shaped bottle with the square "N" stamp on the bottom. There is also a design patent number, D100, 306, which I looked up at the bureau of patents. It showed an exact picture of the bottle/jar, and said it was patented July 07, 1936. Is there any way to estimate when, where and how long these bottles were manufactured? Thanks, Mike Attachment N1: D100306.tif

 

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From: Carol Hladik

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cold cream jar

Date: 04/14/2007 6:33:20 PM

 I have a small white milk glass jar with flower design all over it and a tin top, that says Larkin Co. Cold Cream from Buffalo NY. Was wandering if you could tell me anything about it. Would greatly appreciate it.

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From: Carol Hladik

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dish

Date: 04/14/2007 6:44:17 PM

 I have and all colored candy dish i think with no date or name on it, just a variety of different colors wavy-shaped at the top. all designed around the rest of the dish. My scanner isn't working to get a picture of it to you. Would like to know about that. I also have a little red box which looks like an old phonograph got all this stuff at a garage sale do you know who i could get in touch with for the photograph player\\/ Thank you for any of your help.

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From: Betsy Dunlop

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 04/14/2007 8:15:21 PM

 Hi Digger! My mother-n-law has a very old bottle of champagne. It was never opened and seems to be intact. However, from what I have read online, unless stored properly, its probably a bottle of vinegar as far as the champagne goes. I was wondering if there could be a value in the bottle itself. Do you know anything about old champagne bottle values? If you do, let me know and I will get a picture and email you with all the details. If this is not your area of expertise, I would greatly appreciate any suggestions you might have as to how to research it. Thanks so much for your time, hope you have a wonderful day! Best regards, Betsy

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From: Jack Stallings

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: golden wedding liquor bottle

Date: 04/14/2007 8:40:26 PM

 I have a liquor bottle that says golden wedding since 1856 has had no peers for 50 years and it says federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle patent no D - 91847 it also has the d-230-13-6 it is a light amber color I guess I t also has other numbers I cant read as well on bottom of bottle I found this bottle in local river when I was a little boy 36 years ago is it worth anything ??

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From: REBECCA SHORTMAN

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04/14/2007 8:54:54 PM

Hello I wonder if you can help me. I have dug up a bottle today, it is like a test tube but ribbed with a nipple on the end it is made of glass and is orange/ brown in colour. it also has an inscription of a large letter "a" at the top then reads minimax british patent no 233823, reg design no703740. Any info would be very useful. Thanks. Bryan.

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From: JAYNE TRICINE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: agawam gin bottle

Date: 04/15/2007 1:35:28 AM

I am trying to locate a bottle from the portor distillary co Agawam Gin bottle produced in Agawam Mass. Do you have one or know where I can locate one?

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From: Janat Ash

To: 'jaok20@bottlebooks.com'

Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 12:47 PM

Subject: George Washington head bottle blue

Sir: We were given a Wheaton George Washington blue head glass bottle that includes: First in War, First in Peace, Genl. G. Washington. We were curious as to the original contents of this item. Do you know? Thank you, Janat Ash  Nacogdoches, TX

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From: Donp1972m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dr. kings new discovery

Date: 04/15/2007 11:37:42 AM

hello i found a medicine bottle it side has t hc bucklen & co chicago il it says dr kings new discovery on the front. with the cork still in it. its a small bottle 6" high know any thing about it?.

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From: sandra latha

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles please help

Date: 04/15/2007 11:56:26 PM

dear digger could u please help tell me how old these bottles are the sprite bottle is from sequoia national park my husband found all of these bottles from a construction site in downtown Orlando I also have a bottle that say try me cola sorry I don't have a pic I was just wondering about the company and how old it might be if could help with this that would be great and how much are they worth thanks for the help

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From: Dan Richmond

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Tullamore Dew Crock question

Date: 04/16/2007 1:04:56 AM

 I have inherited a Tullamore Dew crock (green top, cream bottom jug) like the one on your Q/A site. It's complete with orange ribbon, seal and booklet. AND FULL. There is no tax stamp My question is, when was this jug in production, and is there any problem with the jug having lead in it? Thanks, Dan Manhattan Beach, Ca.

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From: alan oxley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BUTON DECANTER

Date: 04/16/2007 11:14:49 AM

Content Content-Id: Content-Disposition: inline hello !! can you please give me any information about this buton decanter . it is 5" high and weighs 1.75grammes it appears to be made from brass . on the bottom it has distillerie buton and i think its a company emblem in the middle . also bologna italia casa fond 1820argenterie , g galabiatt milano. it has been in our family for quite a number of years so i would think it is quite old !! it contains buton cherry brandy 1.4fl. oz. i would appreciate any information as to its value and its age etc. many thanks Alan. sorry i forgot to attach photo here it is !!!!

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From: dawn gregory

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: tonic bottle

Date: 04/16/2007 12:16:30 PM

 I was wondering the price of a tonic bottle that is clear and made by EC DeWitt Company with KODOL on it.

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From: Paula Berthiaume

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04/16/2007 12:50:32 PM

 I have found a bottle, in perfect condition that is brown with a screw top, 7 1/4 tall and 3 1/4 wide stamped 1788 on the top, front and back , Oval with a guy in it, stamped around the oval is 1788, rough bottle, underneath the 1788 3x2 plain glass, under says 1788, then like scrolls, on the thin sides 1788 all over w/scroll. On back round plain part over 1788, federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle, , underneath bottle copyright 58 v126, made in usa. Can you tell me about this bottle.

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From: House, Katherine

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: topp cola savannah, ga.

Date: 04/16/2007 7:01:04 PM

 Could you tell me anything at all about this 16 oz. pop bottle. It is in perfect condition, only dirty. I am having trouble locating it anywhere on the internet. Thanks, Kathy - Oklahoma

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From: Rhoda, Nancy

To: 'jaok20@bottlebooks.com' book

Subject: bottle from Belize

Date: 04/16/2007 7:24:56 PM

 Hello- Your bottle questions and answers are really interesting! I was on Half Moon Caye (an unpopulated island 50 miles off the coast of Belize) and I found a bottle in the jungle. It is embossed with "BOLSSilver Top Dry Gin". It is about 10 inches tall, squarish in shape but coming to a point in the front. It has a tin screw top. There is no other writing on the bottle. It is clear glass. Any guesses? Thanks for your help! Nancy

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From: Andrews, Rebecca

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have this bottle too.

Date: 04/16/2007 11:34:09 PM

 I have the below bottle too. I was wondering if it is valuable. I keep it as a decoration in the bathroom. I found it years ago.

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. Pepper Selzer Bottle

Date: 05-05-2004

Hi Digger This is a Dr. Pepper bottle. It is pink in color. On the bottom is says Made in Czechoslovakia. The etching on the front is in a circle, and it says Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. Inc. New Orleans, LA. in the centre of the circle it has Zetz Sparkling Water. On the metal pump at the top it says Dr. Pepper Bott. Co. There is a glass tube in the jar, but it appears to be broken off at the top because it is loose inside and there are a couple of small chips on the bottom. I am attaching two pictures of this bottle and I would appreciate any information you can give me this and of it's value. Thank You Jackie (Canada) Attachments:Picture 036. jpgPicture 035. jpg

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From: M Samaco

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: i have a question about a bottle

Date: 04/17/2007 2:34:15 PM

 I have had this bottle for 20 years or so and I was trying to find out some information on it and what have might came in it I have a couple of pictures of it I am going to include in this email if you could help me out I would be very grateful thank you matt samaco

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From: Dixie Vancil

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 23KG John Wayne Ceramic Decanter

Date: 04/17/2007 4:49:23 PM

 Hi Mike Wayne Distilleries made this one. Do you have any idea when or what it's worth. I can't find it anywhere. Dixie Vancil!!!

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From: Dixie Vancil

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: A Vase found in Basin Wyoming in the between 1936 and 1945

Date: 04/17/2007 5:08:49 PM

 Hi! My mother (born in 1929) found a vase in the cellar of a share croppers house in Basin Wyoming. It is about 12" tall shaped like a bud vase with a larger base and very slender neck. I t is molded and has flowers that look like daisies and female masks at the top of the neck. It has nothing on the bottom of it. It is off-white. I've never seen the design. Appreciate any clue you can give me:) Dixie!!!

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From: Debbie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04/17/2007 6:05:30 PM

I am wondering about what appears to be a coin bank, it is glass and in the shape of the liberty bell with a crack like the liberty bell and says 'liberty throughout the land thereof living proclaim liberty the assembly of province of Penna for the State of Philada by order of the assembly............. (it says more but is difficult to read). I have attached a picture of it so you can see what it looks like. Just want to know anything you can tell me about this container (ie what it was used for, how old it is.........just anything you can tell me)!!! Thank you for your time! Debbie

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From: DIEGO SZILAGYI

To: dostotol.com, jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Cognac Napoleon - reserve 1802-

Date: 04/17/2007 6:20:25 PM

Dear Sirs, Can you give me some guidelines regarding below mention request ? best regards

From: "DIEGO SZILAGYI"

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.comCC: DOSTOTOL.COM

Subject: Cognac Napoleon - reserve 1802-

Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 15:31:14 +0000

Dear Sir good day, I have a bottle of Cognac champagne. The front labels says: cognac napoleon grande fine champagne reserve 1802.e.piercel de saint-jacques. The back label says ce produit provient de la province de cham pagne (france) pierre celestin.de la maison de saint jacques, reserve 1802. etait le fournisseur officel de l'empereur napoleon 1er the bottles color is olive green and the labels are like if there where made out of brown paper bag. It has a a cooper wire net on it and the neck of the bottle is covered in sand. I would like to now if you know anything in regards to this bottle. Any information you can provide me would be great !! best regards,

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From: immortaloneppc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about bottle stopper

Date: 04/17/2007 8:28:56 PM

 Hi I found an old white porcelain stopper with the markings hygeia distilled water co new york on the top and dreyfuss bottle & stopper co new york printed on the bottom I found this while metal detecting and wonder if it has any collector value it is in excellent condition and all the print is easy to read it's about 2.5" across. I couldn't get a good pic of it to send but I would like any info you may have on it I have tried many times to find out about it and have failed. thanks Eddie

From: immortaloneppc.com

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: question about bottle stopper

Date: 04/18/2007 9:24:33 PM

 Thank you for your prompt reply and info i'm not into collecting bottles mainly coins and other metal detector finds but it was in such nice condition i thought i would try and find about the value of the stopper. thanks for your time and reply Eddie

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From: Digger

To: immortaloneppc.com

Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 7:25 PM

Subject: Re: question about bottle stopper

These stoppers generally have little or no value to collectors- perhaps occasionally someone might try to find one for a bottle- but value-wise I have a box full from dumps I have dug. Never have sold one. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: ktcornholeo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle and vase

Date: 04/17/2007 11:28:06 PM

Digger my man found this bottle and vase while walking along a creek near my home can you please estimate their value for me

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From: DAN BALLARD

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: michigan milk bottles

Date: 04/17/2007 11:36:36 PM

could you help me find out what bottling company was at 2470 S. Cedar St. in Holt, Michigan. Someone had mentioned milk company, I am remodeling the building and want to restore as much as I can to the old look of the original building, plus get as many of the old bottles as possible. thanks Dan Ballard

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From: Dawna Fallo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: need what everyone needs from you

Date: 04/18/2007 6:32:31 AM

 coleport english bone china urn dark blue background and fruite hand painted by peter gossling can you give me ??? :) please.

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From: pokenautm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: simple bottle question-bitters repro?

Date: 04/18/2007 6:53:11 PM

 Digger, I have read where you answered someone's request about a small bottle with "Col Sam Johnson Proprietor Richmond Virginia 1852" and "ALANCASTER S Indian Vegetable Jaundice Bitters" on the bottle. You and other said that Wheaton made a reproduction bottle in the 1970s like this, but that those bottle were marked Wheaton "c" on the bottom. Were ALL Wheaton repros marked as such? I came across on in purple that has NO Wheaton markings at all. Also, it appears very old and was with bottle dating back to the 1800s. Also, the top of the neck seems to have been molded crooked (dunno if that helps) Was there an actual bottle like this that Wheaton copied or was the Wheaton copy the ONLY one? Thanks for your time! Dan Byers.

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From: Normajj26m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: V AYELENSE bottle

Date: 04/18/2007 4:01:31 PM

 I have a green 1/2 gallon sized bottle marked VAYELENSE on one side of the top rim and 4N on the other. Could you give me any info on this bottle, which was originally covered with straw? Thank you. Norma

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From: Mcbelcherm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: large milk bottle

Date: 04/18/2007 5:44:22 PM

 I have a very large old ( I assume ) milk bottle. The glass is a light blue tint, not clear. One side has a cow embossed in the glass, and the other side has the word milk, then a star and 1890 under the star embossed in it. It is 18" tall and has a cork in it. The bottom also has a star on it and a spider web design. I am wondering if this is in fact a real old milk bottle or some kind of reproduction. I am attaching pictures of my bottle. Please help!!!!Thank you Cyndi Belcher Staley, NC .

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From: Nancy Castle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 04/19/2007 8:23:22 AM

Hello, I have been searching the internet for a couple hours now just trying to find any info on an old brown bottle I have and can't come up with anything! I sure hope you can help me! I dug up an old brown bottle in my yard, it is near perfect condition, is about the size of a whiskey bottle and across the shoulder of it it says HUFELAND, the word is curved like an arch. I know where I live there was once and old town which thrived around the 1840's till the early 1900's. From what I have been able to tell so far it is some type of a medicine bottle but that's all I know. I would so appreciate any info you could give me for it! I will be waiting with much anticipation to hear back from you and thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Truly, Nancy Castle

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From: Cook, Kelle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04/19/2007 3:02:47 PM

 Hello, I seen the following on your site and was wondering if you have found a value for this or came with anything. I actually have the same item the ten, bottle w/ whiskey still inside - seals never broken. This is in excellent condition. I have researched and researched and you are my only hope at this point. Please see attached.

Subject: Whisky bottle with seal

Date: 12/25/2005 10:41:32 PM

 Dear Digger, I recently was helping clear out the estate of a family friend when I cam across a couple of bottles of Prohibition Whiskey Bottle sealed in original cartons (please see attached photos) The label on the cartons says Four Roses 100 Proof Whisky Bottle The original seal on the bottle indicates that the contents were made in the Spring of 1917 and bottled in the Fall of 1933. The carton is still sealed, but one side is torn away to reveal a uniquely beautiful bottle with a metal label that reads: "Four Roses Spirilus Frumenti - 100 Proof- AN ALCOHOLIC STIMULENT MADE FROM FERMENTED MASH OF GRAIN." The metal top of the carton reads: SEALED CONTAINER FOR WHISKEY - PATENT NUMBER306710 - SEPTEMBER 18, 1928 -THE FRANKFORT DISTILLERY INCORPORATED -LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY All seals, stamps, etc, are intact, and the beautifully styled carton is printed on gold foil. Good condition, full labels, seals, all original Prohibition text... Please let me know what you think one of these is worth. Thanks you for your help, Janice Attachment N1: 4Roses6965.jpg Attachment N2: 4Roses6952.jpg AttachmentN3: 4Roses6954.jpg Attachment N4: 4Roses6957.jpg Attachment N5:4Roses6958.jpg Attachment N6: 4Roses6960.jpg If you can be of any help it will be greatly appreciated!!

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From: mwmedgar

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: thanks

Date: 04/19/2007 3:16:44 PM

 Hello, I just wanted to thank you for having this great web site. I learned more in half an hour than I had in the last 30 years. Thanks again! Mark

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From: Thomas Wolf

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fw: Emailing: P4190263, P4190264, P4190265, P4190266

Date: 04/19/2007 3:39:35 PM

 Bottle or vase? I see them around but no ones seems to know origin.

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From: Terry & Shirley Wolf

To: Thomas Wolf Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 3:30 PM

Subject: Emailing: P4190263, P4190264, P4190265, P4190266

This fish isn't much. Appears to be machine made. I'm not so sure it's green glass because the color doesn't go all the way to the tip of the tail. I think it's clear glass with some kind of a coating inside. It has no detail to the fins. Looks mass produced. 8" long, 4 1/2" high, 1 3/4" thick.

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From: Pemberton, Sam

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Clear bottle

Date: 04/19/2007 3:48:19 PM

 The bottle is made of clear glass. It has screws on top for cap. On the bottle is an anchor at the lower side, and on the top looks to be a serial number. On the left is the number 18 and on the right is 76. to the right of the anchor is the number 41 underscored. Thanks for your help.

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From: Steve Crider

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04/19/2007 4:41:49 PM

 Hi, I have a bottle, about a quart size, with James E. Pepper on the front. It is a clear bottle. There is a glass and cork top, it is a swirl pattern. Also on the front it says, Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. On the back it says, Born with the Republic, and there are two drummers and a flutist. Revolutionary figures I think. I wonder if you can tell me anything about it, I think it is a fairly common liquor bottle but would appreciate your expert opinion. Also if you don't mind, while I was looking at the questions asked by other bottle owners, I saw a question and pictures of a green wine cooler. The large green bottle with a red raffia cord between the two corks. I own one of these and purchased it at a party for glass ware about 30 years ago. I wonder if you could tell me the value and the maker as I have forgotten what the name was. Thank you so much, Linda Crider Statesville, NC

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From: JULIE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 04/19/2007 6:49:14 PM

 Was wondering the history of the bottle: "Dr. YY.B.Caldwell's Monticello, Illinois" Thank you, John

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From: shawna vanderhoef

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Roman Cleanser Bottle

Date: 04/19/2007 7:22:22 PM

 We found a roman cleanser glass bottle (brown in color), its marked 1964, is this worth any money? shawna

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From: FAmariFaulkner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Giles Cleansing Fluid bottles

Date: 04/19/2007 5:35:08 PM

 Hi, I have about two cases of bottles found in the basement of my 1789 colonial in Concord, MA. The bottles are: roundabout 9 inches tall have seams that do not continue over the lip glass is teal colored occasional bubbles in the glass embossed with "Giles Cleansing Fluid" at the top curve condition is good I suspect they are from the late 1800s. Can you tell me anything about these or help me determine the value? Thank you for your time. Francene

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From: M Ka

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottles

Date: 04/19/2007 9:44:41 PM

 Hi Digger, Found you site and found it very interesting. I have found a couple of bottles and wanted to know if you could tell me anything. I see I do have one that another person has previously asked about - I could not find a response to answer her question. See question as posted below my message. Also I have one that is shaped like an old soda bottle maybe, but it says H.Ackerman - St. Louis, MO on the front. On the back it says "This bottle Never sold" A.B.C. M. Co. with a A on the bottom. Can you offer any answers for me on the two. Anything would be appreciated. Nancy SEE PREVIOULSY POSTED QUESTION BELOW

From: HarpoZoo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Odd bottle?

Date: 01/09/2006 5:49:20 PM

 Hi Digger, I have found your site extremely useful, and tried very hard to solve my own questions. I cannot find this bottle anywhere on your site or elsewhere. I'd be happy to let you use it as an example, but would love some information about it. Anything and everything about it, age, rarity, history, price. All clear glass, thick, looking through it, anything behind it is warped. Bottom has molded diamond shaped or flame looking impressions on both sides. There are molded seams on both the front and back, that run all the way up to the spout. The handle appears applied when piece was hot, and not afterwards. The bottle ranges between 9-1/2 inches high ( lower spout, to 10-1/2 inches at front of spout. The handle is 1-1/2 wide from bottle. Everything is smooth, no rough edges. Bottom is 4" in Diam top is 3/4" in diam ( inside spout) Spout has a molded lip for pouring. There's slight dried fluids at the bottom inside edges, but could easily be removed. The bottom of the bottle has the federal warning " Federal Law Forbids sale or re-use of this bottle" Numbers inside circle read: L 9517 D-126 58 84 circled I Thanks for the help Barbara

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From: Michael Davis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: my bottles

Date: 01/12/2007 5:52:11 PM

 hi, i bought some bottles at an auction, in the box were 2 bottles 2 inches tall. they are res in color and one has property of richmond virginia on it and a name of a man, the date on the bottle is 1853. they appear to be a salesman sample of some kind of medican... could you please tell me if they hold and money value... thank you cynde

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From: PSG41m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle info

Date: 04/20/2007 8:42:06 AM

Dear Digger: I very much enjoyed your web site while researching a bottle, and wonder if you can help me with an unknown. I have a small (2.5") translucent lid with what appears to be a fat worm on the top, it has an overlapping rim that would seal a jar, and has imprinted on the underside PATd JANY 11th 1838 (stamped backwards). I have included within the body of the lerret 2 photos, and in case they did not come through, I have attached the same photos. Thank you, Phil Gordon, Plattsburgh, NY

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From: Mike Lambert

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 04/20/2007 1:36:15 PM

 Hey man have a few questions for you I have found this old bottle it is from wmr warner co and under it says philada it is about 5" tall and cobalt blue and it is round and the lip flares at the top just looking for some info thanks

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From: mandee palazz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04/20/2007 2:45:18 PM

 Hi I found a bottle in the woods and I just wanted to find out what year it was from. It has a screw on top and it a brown clorox bottle it has the clorox logo on the bottom of bottle also the top is shaped funny it has a circle for your finger and a weird top its curved into almost a point and when you put water in it it only pours a dash at a time the only thing the bottle has on it is at the bottom it says REG. then there's some symbol like a diamond with a oval in it and I think there's a 1 in the middle of the symbol then 14 U.S. Clorox PAT.4-7 OFF. and in cursive righting it say duraglas that's all it says if you can help me that would be greatly appreciated thanks

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From: SERVICE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glenmore distilleries co.

Date: 04/20/2007 6:06:47 PM

 Hi: My name is Ron, my mother-in-law recently passed and she was 100 years old. We ran across two bottles that are in the original cardboard boxes yet and seem that the liquor has evaporated. They are both glenmore distilleries co boxes, one bottle has anchorage straight whiskey on it the labels are perfect yet, the seal on the one says les than 1/2 pint, the other is almost the same except it says Kentucky derby the nations favorite and a picture of a horse is on it. Please let me know if I have anything unusual or if I should send you pics. I'm at work so I cant from here, I will send you some pics if you think its unusual or when you answer. Thanks for any help RonRon

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From: Marcia Reeves

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: date and about old bottles

Date: 04/20/2007 7:53:44 PM

 Hello. I have a clear glass bottle--looks standard soda size --with PEPSI COLA near the top in swirls with raised designs and the writing on the bottom is DES PAT 120277 L.C.W. On other side of bottom 3 A45 15 The other bottle is a pretty clear, aqua tinted 8 sided bottle The bottle is probably 8 to 10 inches high. On one side in raised lettering is CAUSTIC BALSAM and the other side is also raised lettering THE LAWRENCE -WILLIAMS CO. SOLE PROS. FOR U.S. AND CANADA The bottom of the bottle has a 3 on one end and a diamond on the other and seems to have a seam running above the 3 and runs around into the upper part. The bottle has a couple of air bubbles. I would appreciate knowing how much these are worth and the only balsalm I know is in shampoo. Also anything else will be appreciated. Marcia Reeves  (I inherited a love for old bottles and telephone insulators from my dad and mom).

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From: KENNETH LUTZ

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle, need information

Date: 04/20/2007 10:18:18 PM

 Hi Digger. A while ago I found a bottle that is greenish in color and stands 12 inches tall. The bottom of the bottle is slightly depressed inward in a concave manner, and the top 4 inches of the bottle has a narrow neck. The bottle has itched in raised glass the following. TRADE O MARK THIS BOTTLE IS NOT SOLD BUT REMAINS PROPERTY OF SIR R BURNETT & Co LONDON ENGLAND When was this bottle made, where and what would you think this bottle is worth?

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From: Bob & Bonnie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pressburg Warners

Date: 04/20/2007 11:26:33 PM

 Can you tell me what a Pressburg Warners Safe Cure is worth ? I have a chance to buy a nice amber version with good embossing and no damage ........................thank you , Bob

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From: Helen Weaver

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Westport Missouri Bottle

Date: 04/21/2007 2:28:06 PM

 I lived in Kansas City, in Westport, right off the Santa Fe Trail. I dug a bottle out of my yard that is embossed C H Love and Druggist Westport Missouri. How do I find the value of this bottle? thanks Helen in Kansas I lived in Kansas City, in Westport, right off the Santa Fe Trail. I dug a bottle out of my yard that is embossed C H Love and Druggist Westport Missouri. ;How do I find the value of this bottle?  thanks Helen in Kansas

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From: Scott

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: The John Puhl Co. Chicago, IL

Date: 04/21/2007 4:10:29 PM

 Hi I found a bottle and at the top it says White Fleecy. It has a finger hole and aluminum screw on cap. The bottom says The John Puhl Co. Chicago, IL. Can you help me with what the bottle was used for and if it has any value? Thank you, Scott Phillips

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From: Lois Goulston phi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Grenadier Spirits Company

Date: 04/21/2007 8:06:10 PM

 I have a 1973 Nascar Grand National Series in its original box and in mint condition made by the Grenadier Spirits Company which is the Bud Moore Ford Thunderbird decanter. The Bud Moore Ford Thunderbird was the FIRST at Daytona and the first race car decanter made by Grenadier. My name is Lois Goulston and I would like to know if its collectible and what it might be worth. I would appreciate a reply. Thank you very much.

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From: Tom Brunet o

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: similar bottle

Date: 04/21/2007 6:30:01 PM

 Hi, I have an identical bottle as pictured on your website. P Dawson Dufftown Glenlivet bottle. Mine has the original label on it. Could you give me an idea as to how old it is and it's value. In the 70's I used to go scuba diving in the St. Lawrence River and I collected bottles for a few years. Back then there were very few bottle books. I think from memory where the seem is on this bottle it would be made in the 1800's sometime; but when not sure. My nephew just bought a house and has rustic barn beam mantles over the fireplaces. I want to give him this bottle and would like to give him more information about it. I definitely wouldn't want him to remove the label because I think that it is probably unusual to find one with a label. I would appreciate any information that you could give me on the bottle. Thanks! Tom

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From: Dan & Melinda

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04/21/2007 9:52:49 PM

 I have a pint sized Mason jar Amber colored with 1858 patent Nov. 30th with a cross in the center of the jar. On the bottom it has PAT NOV 26 67 and in the center 53. I was hoping you could give me an idea of the worth of this jar. Thank you - Dan

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From: dblacky21reg.com

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Digger O'Dell

Date: 04/22/2007 2:42:28 AM

I was researching a candy dish when I cam across this website. Is the Digger O'Dell the one that used to be "buried" and you could view him through a glass? When I was a kid, there was such a man that did this at a Cas Walker Supermarket in Knoxville, Tennessee. My sisters and I named our dog "Digger" This was probably around 1960, give or take a few years. Thanks, Darlene Black

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From: Richard Stryker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Mr Boston Bottle

Date: 04/22/2007 8:39:29 PM

 Dear Digger, I was out picking up trash yesterday for Earth Day and found 2 Old Mr Boston bottles. They are about 4 inches tall and 2 inches wide. They have threads on the neck and Old Mr Boston embossed in the glass. They have a triangle on the bottom with an R inside it and the number 6 on the left side of the triangle and 51 on the right side of the triangle. The other bottle is similar except is has 7 and 51 as the numbers. Were these made in 1951? Can you tell me anything else about them? They were in some mud and caked with some algae on the inside. What is the best way to clean them? Any information you could provide would be appreciated. I am new to bottles, but I found them very interesting, wondering what the history might be. Thank you, Dick

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From: Dave Anderson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fw: Poison Bottle Question

Date: 04/22/2007 8:46:55 PM

 Sir, I was wondering if you might be able to help. Duane's e-mail address didn't work. Dave

----- Original Message -----

From: Dave Anderson

To: mobotex.net

Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2007 5:31 PM

Subject: Poison Bottle Question

Hello, I just found the http://www.antiquebottles.com/questions.html#poison website and saw that you might know something about this bottle. I live in Oregon and found this bottle in a friends old barn. I know nothing about it and was hoping you might. I'm probably going to sell it so if you have time for a little advice I'd love to hear it. Thank you so much in advance. Dave

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From: Charlierookm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: california fig bottles

Date: 04/22/2007 5:15:01 PM

 i would like to know if california fig bottles have any value to them .

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From: John Shedleski

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Shedleski & sons bottle an answer to your question

Date: 04/22/2007 9:35:07 PM

 hi, i found a old blob type soda bottle shedesky & SONS KINGSTON PA GLASS IS CLEAR IS WORTH ANY THING THIS WAS A LOCAL COMP ANY AT ONE TIME I LIVE IN KINGSTON PA I WAS JUST WONDERING LET ME KNOW OK BYE JO I found no reference to your bottle but did find three other soda companies operating in Kingston in the 19th century. "BOYER, W H"; "DOUGHERTY BROS BOTTLERS" and "LAPCHAK, JOHN BOTTLER . Your bottle is probably earlier than these companies which given that Kingston is fairly small might have been bought out by one. Perhaps the local Library could be of help. Digger Digger you had answered this question awhile back and I though that I would add my input. My name is John Shedleski I am the great grandson of Ted Shedleski one of the "Shedleski Bros." of Kingston PA. The Bottle shop on Edward Street & Pringle Street was built by my Grandfather when he was 12 in 1918. The smaller bottles are older, 6 1/2 oz. are the oldest 10 oz are a little newer. The Shedleski's bought one railroad car full of bottles each spring. Most of the small bottles were sold for 5 cents at fair grounds in the summer. These fair Grounds were picnic stops on the trolly line near the river, a chance for the coal miners to get away from there work and relax on a Sunday. Most of these picnic stops had a ferris wheel, merry-go-round and pony rides. The Shedleski's made flavored sodas Orange & Grape were the most popular stawberry was a close third. By the time of the second world war the company was reorganized as "Sunshine Beverage Company" and made mostly 28 & 32 oz bottles for store shelves and bars. Sunshine Beverage went out of business around 1973. Regards John

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From: Brandon Sherrieb

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: George Washington 200th B-Day bottle

Date: 04/22/2007 10:01:11 PM

Digger, I collected bottles as a child and have recently got back into the hobby. Recently at a dumpsite dating from 1900 to 1930's I have found the most unique bottle in my collection (attached are photos). George Washington's bust is embossed on the front side and a tree with 1732-1932 is embossed on the other side. I cannot find any information about this particular bottle in bottle books or on the internet. Any information you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks Brandon Sherrieb

 

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From: Greg Lawson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. Z.I. King/H.E. Bucklen

Date: 04/22/2007 10:16:25 PM

 Hello Digger. I live next door to the old H.E. Bucklen farm: still in the Bucklen family. My question is whether anyone has any information on what happened to Dr. Z.I. King. I have not been able to find any info on Dr. King, where he lived in Elkhart, Indiana or what happened to him after he sold the patent to Bucklen. Is Dr. King a mythical man made up for advertizing purposes or what. I have good amount of King and Bucklen items. Sure would like to hear from someone who knows ANYTHING about Dr. King. Thanks, Greg in Michigan, just north of Elkhart, Indian

From: "Digger"

To: "Greg Lawson

Subject: Re: Dr. Z.I. King/H.E. Bu

Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 10:1

Greg. Interesting question, to which I do not know the answer reference, Wilson's 19th century Med in Glass says Bucklen purchase rights in 1878 from "Z. L." king...this might be a mistake If you migh seeing if the local historical society can check that ye directories....I believe you might find them at the Indianapolis Library. I would be interested in pix of your bottles for an article o eventual inclusion in a book on smooth base medc Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebookDigger

From: Greg Lawson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Dr. Z.I. King/H.E. Bucklen

Date: 04/30/2007 9:01:12 PM

 Hi Digger. Thanks for the reply. The Elkhart (Indiana) Library has a set of city directories. Will have to recheck them and dig further into whatever newspaper micro-films they have. Haven't check the census records yet. I have always wondered if Dr. King was a myth or not but he must have been a real guy I suppose. I'm interested in what the initials Z. and L. stood for, where he ended up or where he died. May solve the mystery someday. If so, will let you know. Any bottles I have are the same pics you can find on ebay listings. Like I said, H.E. Bucklen and his family member are buried just around the corner from me in their private cemetery; God's Half Acre, on Redfield Road here in Edwardsburg, MI. I have never been in the cemetery as there is a 6 feet high wrought iron fence around it. The Cass County Library has the cemetery books with all the burials listed in it starting from his father-in-law, Hon. George Redfield who I believe died in the 1880s or '90s. Actually, Bucklen's father and mother are buried in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Elkhart, Indiana. H.E.s dad (Isaac) was a druggist at Main and Jackson Streets in Elkhart. The whole Bucklen story is an interesting one. There is still one of the descendants, George B. Bucklen, living in Bristol, Indiana (near Elkhart) and his sister, Anna Johnson, living somewhere in California. My property and that of my parents' farm were once part of the Redfield/ Bucklen farm. Good luck, Greg

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From: John and Dani

Subject: Saw tone bottle

Date: 04/22/2007 10:37:03 PM

 Digger, I have this bottle that I cannot find any information on. Its front label indicates Saw Tone, and the ingredients are isopropyl alcohol, mercuric chloride, sodium chloride, and volatile oils. The back label reads: Is good from the sole of the feet to the crown of the scalp and has been used with great success since 1928 for athlete's foot, creosote burns, itching and protruding piles, blood poison, acne pimples, poison ivy, ringworm, jockey itch, warts. Cut top off and apply saw tone. Sores, nettle rash, heat, impetigo, sores of the scalp, sprained joints, apply sawtone and use hot towels. Body crabs, so-called barber's itch. Please call at barber supply and barber shops for saw tone. Saw Tone Products Co.1515-1517 Prince St. Houston 8, Texas. The front label also reads $1.25 for a half-pint. It is clear glass with a mold seam to the cap ring. There is a keystone emblem on the bottom, possibly made in Pennsylvania. John 

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From: Alex & M

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cavalier bottle info?

Date: 04/22/2007 10:43:20 PM

 My wife found this bottle today out by our street. They have been doing some digging along the curbs etc.... . I cleaned it up a little and was trying to find some info. on it. Ran across your site and thought I'd ask for any knowledge you might have. Five and one eighth inches tall Clear glass The Name "Cavalier" on the bottom Below the name is a circled letter "M" Below the "R" in the name is either an "S" or a "6" Thanks, Marty

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From: Donna Dewey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date: 04/22/2007 11:46:38 PM

 Digger, My dad bought this bottle in Japan during the Vietnam war. He has two of them. Morozoff Sloe Gin is what is on the label. What can you tell me about them and are they worth anything? Thanks Donna P.S. Sorry about how large the photo's came out. I could not get them any smaller!!

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From: Wilken, Rebecca J

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wilken whiskey

Date: 04/23/2007 11:51:17 AM

Hi Digger, I am interested in finding a sealed bottle of wilken whiskey ... Henry Wilken was my great grandfather and Harry and William were my great uncles. At one time I saw on the internet a lady that had a sealed bottle if you could help find one it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much Becky

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From: JUDITH SCHARFENBERG

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about a bottle

Date: 04/23/2007 2:05:14 PM

 I have a beautiful bottle, dark blue with gold handle and spout. There's a gold leaf pattern throughout the blue and on the front of the bottle a lovely framed scene; a gentlewoman being serenaded by a troubadour. The bottle has a stopper. On the bottom of the bottle it says in Gold Letters, Giffard Collection (either 1969 0r 1989) Made in France. Can you help me with what the bottle might be worth? Thank you for your time, Judy Scharfenberg

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From: michellehutchersont

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Remy martin bottle

Date: 04/23/2007 4:48:49 PM

 I was looking through the stuff my grandmother left me and came across this bottle. It's about 20" high and about 5 1/2" across and has a 4" high pontil I can only see through the bottle and not under it because it is sealed in a wooden stand. I would like to know all that you can tell me. Thanx, Michelle Hutcherson

 

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From: brian buyack

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey decanters

Date: 04/24/2007 12:11:35 PM

 Hi Dick, I would like to ask you if you know anything about the whiskey bottles I have. Back in the mid70's some whiskey decanters with several indian dancers were sold/ I believe the company was Ski country. I also have some other bottles, like Rocky Marciano, Fiesta Bowl decanters, and some pretty old Beam bottles of hillbilly like. Are any of these bottles worth much and if they are do you have someone that I could contact. Thank you for your time/ Brian Buyack. I am a retiring firefighter, and would like to know if I could sell these things for anything.

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From: klaus bamberger

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Anfrage Delva Cognac

Date: 04/24/2007 2:12:09 PM

 Sehr geehrter Mr. Digger, ich habe zu meinem Geburtstag, eine Flasche Cognac erhalten, die mir sehralt erscheint.Können Sie mir zu dieser Flasche bitte Informationen senden? Besten Dank und viele Grüße, Klaus BambergerEuropastrasse 22A-4020 Linz

 

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From: Dan and Linda Harold

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04/24/2007 9:24:50 PM

 Hi, I found a six sided , would have had a cork, pepto-mangan (cuge) bottle 11 fluid ounces is embossed on the side. any idea how old it is? also found in an attic rafter of a 100 year old home an old whiskey bottle: its says on paper still on it Distilled and bottled in bond Dillinger Pennslyvania rye distilled under government supervisionS.Dillinger & SonsRuffsdale Pennslyvania Would you have any idea what its worth and if its very old? thanks Linda

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From: Susan & Charlie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: West Disinfecting Co. Bottle and Holder

Date: 04/25/2007 12:23:03 AM

Can you at least tell me what this is? My son says it's a soap dispenser, but it looks more like a wall oil lantern to me. It has "West Disinfecting Co. New York" in raised lettering on the top of the bottle. On the flat black piece it has "Tilt Here". This came from one of my Grandparent's estates. They died anywhere from 1970 to 1988. All were born around the turn of the 20th century. A value would be nice too, but I mainly just want to know what it is. I hope the picture isn't too big to load. If so, I'll send it another way. Just let me know. Thanks, Susan M

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From: jill strehlow

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: McCormick Bourban Whiskey Bottles

Date: 04/25/2007 1:02:07 AM

Hi...I am helping my in laws sell some things and they have several Bourban Whiskey bottles. I did a search to see how much they are worth and I came across your site. Thank you for taking the time to help me. I have attached a few pictures.

 

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From: janet roadrunne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old pour spout bottle

Date: 04/25/2007 10:46:00 AM

Hi- I wondered if you could help me identify this bottle. It's about 6" high, has a loop handle at the neck, side seams up to the spout and a diamond on the bottom with what looks like an "H" in the middle. There's also a 13 on the bottom. Thanks! Janet Gordon

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From: Toby

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old scotch whiskey

Date: 04/25/2007 4:03:38 PM

 Found a bottle of Delva LTD "Special Brand, , Finely Matured Old Scotch Whiskey est. wwII sealed with contents intact. Interested in possible value. Thank you

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From: Roxy G.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: please i would like info on this bottle and what its worth

Date: 04/25/2007 5:52:00 PM

 Dear digger, I have recently found a bottle that says Irouquois bev. corp. Buffalo on the bottle any information and pricing you can give me would be very helpful, thank you so much brandon m. taylor

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From: Noelle Nishikuni

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1969 House of Koshu Sake God Decanter

Date: 04/25/2007 6:26:16 PM

 Hi Digger: What is the value of this House of Koshu 1969 colored Sake God Decanter? I have attached pictures for your viewing. It is in mint condition. Hope you can help answer my question. Thank you!

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From: Deb.Eiseleina.k12

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04/25/2007 7:37:48 PM

 Hi Digger, I recently purchased at the Goodwill, a 5 gallon glass water jug that is embossed with a diamond pattern and has a picture of an Indian boy carrying a water jug in the center surrounded by the words "silver springs water". It still has the cork in it too! The bottom of the jug has three marks: the letters, GPD the number 76 surrounded by dots or stars (smeared when made) the number 77 surrounded by 12 dots Please tell me everything you can about it as I haven't been able to find anything yet. Thanks! Debra Eisele,

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From: dena ric

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jim Beam Decanters-seals not broken-35 yrs. old.

Date: 04/25/2007 11:06:41 PM

 I have two Jim Beam Geese Decanters approximately 35-40 years old that the seals are still in tack. They hold Kentucky straight bourbon and it is labeled as 100 months old. Can you possibly tell me what these are worth? Have not been able to find any information on them anywhere.

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From: GLORIA PEAVEY COLE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about bottle of wine Beameister May Wine

Date: 04/26/2007 11:07:35 AM

 I have a light green bottle of wine looks like pottery never been opened says Beameister May Wine Imported and owned by: James B. Beam Import Corp New York., NY alcohol by vol.9-10% net.cont.1 pt.7 fl.oz. light grapewine flavored with woodruff product of Germany GG.Balthasar Diedert Weingut-Weinkellerel Bingen/RH. Would you know how old it is or if it is valuable. ps The cap is some kind of stretched tape/material Thanks Deborah from Florida

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From: Ric Evans

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 04/27/2007 9:07:28 AM

please help me find some info on this bottle!!! I found it under a house I was renovating back in 1982 in the city limits of Siloam Springs, AR. The description is as follows: It is of a light green tint and approx. 7-1/4" tall. There is a seam running from the bottom of the neck to the bottom. It is a very heavy and thick glass with several flaws and bubbles in the glass itself. On the front is an embossed diamond 1-1/4" tall and 1-1/2" wide. On the top left side of the diamond in embossed style is the letters: S. S. On the top right side of the diamond in embossed style is the letters: W. CO. On the bottom left side of the diamond in embossed style is the letters: SILOAM. On the right side of the diamond in embossed style is the letters: SPGS, ARK. In the center of the diamond in embossed style is the letters: OZARK. In the back of the bottle near the bottom is the letters: either BOOT 991 or POOT 991 or ROOT 991. On the bottom of the bottle is another embossed diamond with a symbol in the center I cant make out. The bottle has no chips or breaks and is in very good shape other than being dirty and stained inside of it. And the bottom is approx. 2-3/8" across. Please supply me with any info you can find on this as I cant even find anything about it in the history writings of Siloam Springs. The town was platted in 1880. I have heard rumors but no substantial evidence about a water Company supplying builders in the area when Siloam was being built. Thank you very much!! Ric Evans

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From: Lisabeth Searing

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Quaker Whiskey Bottle

Date: 04/27/2007 12:36:47 PM

 Hello: I'm in charge of a charity sale happening tomorrow. Amongst the donated items was a bottle labeled "Old Quaker Straight Bourbon Whiskey". (I found your site when I googled about the bottle.) There is a partial label on the bottle, which does not have a pontil on the bottom. It has an original lid, but the seal is broken. It is filled with a brown liquid. I don't know if it's the Whiskey or something someone put in to make it look like whiskey. I can't get the top off and don't know that I really want to try... The bottom has a logo-type mark in the center and some identification numbers around it. I didn't take a picture of that. We're just not sure what to do with this, and I don't want to put it out at the sale (as I'm sure that one of the older ladies will be offended and throw it away). I can take it to a dealer if it's worth doing. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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From: Monica Hashimot

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: from Argentina about Genever Bols bottle

Date: 04/27/2007 1:16:11 PM

 Mr. Odell I am Monica from Argentina. Luckily I found your homepage because I hope you can help us with your expertise. I have a question about a Genever Bols bottle (yes, another one, hahahaha). My boyfriend has a 1 liter bottle full of Genever Bols, it is still sealed. As the bottle has a number (60831) we suppose that it is one of a limited edition. The brown glass bottle is 29.5 cm height. It is embossed Erven Lucas Bols –Het Lootsje – Amsterdam. It has three labels in the front. The big one warns in Dutch about the law enforcement against the liquor faking and has the sign of Bols to guarantee the true content. The second label says that by war circumstances they can't keep using the clay pottery anymore and from now on they are using the present bottle. This modification doesn't cause any changes in price or the fine quality of this exquisite and old drink. The label below has the sign of the single one Bols dealer for Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, Moss y Cía. Ltda. Can you tell me how old it can be because we can only think it is post-II WW but no other clue about it. I am also wondering what it might be worth. Thank you. Sincerely, Monica.

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From: sandy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: buffalo ammonia bottle

Date: 04/27/2007 5:38:39 PM

 I recently bought a clear glass bottle at an antique shop in Salamanca, NY. It is about 12 inches high, looks to be about a gallon size container. Top two 'glass loops. thru which a wire handle, encased with a wooden grip, attach to the bottle. It has a cork stopper about 1" in diameter. Label reads "Buffalo Ammonia, A powerful cleanser for general cleaning purposes. American Bluing Co. Address, Buffalo, NY. Established 1872". Don't know if the label is original, as I have found that you can purchase the labels online. The bottle has a slight blue/purplish tint at the bottom and I know that the "bluing" liquid that was used for cleaning/laundry was a blue liquid. Any info you have would be appreciated. Not too concerned about value (although maybe a little curious). Paid $15.00. Don't see any distinguishing marks on the bottle itself. Thanks in advance. Sandy Rochester, NY

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From: Lynn Seaberg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: identify 2 bottles please

Date: 04/27/2007 6:46:00 PM

 can tell me worth of torpedo bottle says Bigham & Holmes Superior Aerated Water it is in very good condition. Could be Righam? Then have 10 plus inch round bottle whittled from Kendall & Espy can find some info on name but not this bottle, worth please? Also have but not so important amber Old Colonel De Luxe Bourbon Whiskey from B.C. distilleries? Thank you Lynn Seaberg me worth of torpedo bottle says Bigham & Holmes Superior Aerated Water it is in very good condition. Could be Righam? Then have 10 plus inch round bottle whittled from Kendall & Espy can find some info on name but not this bottle, worth please? Also have but not so important amber Old Colonel De Luxe n Whiskey from B.C. distiller hank you Lynn Se

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From: CAROL ROWAN

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Value of Bicentenial Soda Bottle

Date: 04/27/2007 2:27:52 PM

 Digger, can you please tell me the value of 1776-1976 Bicentennial 7Up Soda bottles with caps? Please send me your response as soon as possible. Thanks. Carl

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From: whiteorchid1m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04/27/2007 8:24:40 PM

 Dear Digger: Could you help me Identify the bottle in this painting? Where would a bottle like this be produced around the 1800's or earlier? I am trying to solve information about this painting and I thought maybe I could research some of the items painted. The bottle has a peculiar thin neck. Any assistance you could give would be one step closer in unraveling the puzzle. Thanks Kim

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From: Goodridge

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wescola bottle

Date: 04/27/2007 8:49:40 PM

 Hi I would like to know if bottle has any chips cracks or case wear. What would be the shipping charge to 58237 Grafton N. Dakota. and are you firm on selling price thanks Greg

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From: betsy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com, rogere-bottles.net, gonoinfoom

Subject: What is this Old Bottle and who is Metropolis please!

Date: 04/27/2007 9:42:58 PM

 Hi I have an old bottle dated 3-41 on the metal lid its a spray bottle like they used to use in older movies and such for dispensing beverages. It has a label that is etched on maybe or painted on Metropolis Bottling co. Brooklyn NY it is faded pretty much the picture don't show the label very well and it also has that on the metal lid engraved. There are some makers marks on bottom (a square box with letter c inside) (L-12 also) its a 26 oz size about 12 inches tall maybe to top of the metal lid. I will include pictures of this bottle just would like to know maybe if you know who made this glass approximate age and value. TY so much for your time any help is appreciated. Betsy

 

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From: choycemusict

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ask digger

Date: 04/28/2007 12:56:20 PM

             Our father gave us this decanter and we would like to know if it is worth anything. We're sending a couple of pictures and this is what it has on the bottom: D-334-145-58 C with a circle around it C Miller '58 Regal China. Thanks for your help Dinah Wells & Kathy Morro. Any help would be appreciated

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From: nicole cochran

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: need help found a old bottle

Date: 04/28/2007 4:38:25 PM

 I found a bottle and it say California fig syrup on it. It does not have a date and I can not send a picture of but can u tell me if it is worth money thank nicole

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From: Julie Rowe

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question regarding worth of unopened bottle of champagne

Date: 04/28/2007 5:36:51 PM

 Hello, I have an unopened bottle of Moet & Chandon White Seal Champagne produced in Epernay France in 1743. It was registered April 19, 1887 and has a trade mark number 14295. Some people have told me this bottle of champagne is valuable. Is this true??? If you do not know, do you have any suggestion as to where I can look. Thank you in advance for any assistance rendered. Best, Julie Rowe

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From: mposey525m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glass airplane

Date: 04/28/2007 2:59:57 PM

 Digger, I found a glass airplane on my father's old home place a few months back. I am trying to find out something about it. Don't really care if it has a monetary value, it's sentimental value is priceless. It is a clear glass airplane and on the left wing it has a star and US. On the other wing it has the star also and P-51. No doubt this was a child's toy. My dad was born in 1916, so I'm sure it wasn't his. So what year do you think it was made? Maybe the 40's? Thank you and have a great day! M. Posey

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From: Franz Reichert

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Armour's Star Lard Tin

Date: 04/28/2007 7:50:36 PM

 I just happened upon your web site. Thanks for the wealth of information. My question has nothing to do with bottles, however, hopefully you might provide information about a Armour's Star Flavor Fresh Pure Lard tin Packed by Armour and Company, Chicago, ILL. The interesting thing about this tin is that it is BLUE in color. It is 7 1/4" x 6". Any help would be very much appreciated. Gerri

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From: Richard McLaughlin .

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: brown glass med bottle

Date: 04/29/2007 11:50:42 AM

hi, i was just trying to find some info on a bottle i found yesterday. it is the same as the one listed from Robert on 07-01-2005.any info you have would be appreciated. thanks Melissa

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From: Kim Mizerak

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: apple ginger bottle 9 green glassboro

Date: 04/29/2007 12:56:00 PM

It may seem stupid to you...but have been sitting here for 1.5 hours studying bottles online (MANY times referred back to your site!) and I'm confused. I have what appears to be a 9" glassboro apple ginger jar in a very dark olive. nuline, NJ on bottom in an oval plate bottom with mold marks only coming down the sides to the rounded plate bottom on either side. 8 petal star or whatever on one side, glassboro 1850 w/ crown? in circle on other. QUESTIONS: is this a wheaton bottle? are all wheaton bottles reproductions of something else/older? and if they ARE reproductions, why are they 'valuable' (per the wheaton collector's site) to an extent? also, in that I cannot find any other of this shape in older sites (such as yours), it IS a wheaton repro, right? how can it be a repro though, if I cannot find any older bottles that it resembles??? I know, I'm just a girl, but keep going in circles. LOVE old glass (especially the black/dkst olive), but have also read that it is almost nonexistent now? or are reproductions. (don't know if info on your site or another). my mind's just a blur at this point. have added your links to my favorites for future use, but am quitting for now. just wanted to know about the wheaton thing, and how something can be a 'reproduction' of something that didn't seem produced originally. ??? THANK YOU!!! Kim

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From: Leta Blalock

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: can you help me identify this bottle

Date: 04/29/2007 2:08:39 PM

 I have a clear glass soda bottle embossed on the front with: The Oliver Company Pontiac, Mich Registered the bottom has a large oval O. thank you, Leta Blalock

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From: DALE ROBBI K

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BIELZOFF BOTTLE

Date: 04/29/2007 4:41:29 PM

 Hello, I have a bottle that says federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle on the top on one side. on the bottom it says R-244 below that it has 19 then there is a G that is in a box and the # 7 after that. also on the bottom it has the # 633 on one side and the # 2 on the other. Is there any value to this bottle?? Thank you for your time Dale

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From: WinnieBKm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 04/29/2007 12:54:58 PM

 I bought a bottle, just because my dtr. collects them. I have no idea why it has a marble in the neck..in a little molded trough? It is light green, not interested in much else....just to sit around....but am curious what the marble did. It does not come out of the neck. It says mineral water and large raised letters CHESTER Thanks......Winnie Cadwallader

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From: Diane Will

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Frank W. Hornet Limited bottle

Date: 04/29/2007 4:52:19 PM

 hi I live in BC Canada and I was digging out at an old mill site and found this bottle that says Frank W. Hornet Limited, it has some sort of notch were the lid screws on. its 16ozs. I think its from the forties but I'm not sure. I haven't been able to find anything out about it. so I was wondering the date and what its worth. thanks

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From: Steve Mulkern

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: West's rheumatic remedy

Date: 04/29/2007 8:12:24 PM

 Hi Digger! Over the years I have purchased a number of your publications including the2000 Pontil Medicine Encyclopedia. On page 252, you list an advertisement for West's Rheumatic Remedy, taken from a 1859 New London, CT ad. I was wondering if any specimens of this bottle have ever surfaced since your publication. Do you know if any examples exist that are smooth based? Here's my dilemma. I purchased a collection (highly culled and not as advertised!) a couple of years ago from a Phil. digger. After inventorying the edited lot, I found an intriguing aqua medicine which I believe to be pontilled and matching your description. I am not a total expert on bottles, and am unsure about the pontil. The bottle is a large rectangular aqua panelled med. It is embossed with "Rheumatic" in a bevelled panel on the front, and has remedy in a bevelled panel on the left side, and West's in a bevelled panel on the right. The back is smooth." It is app. 7.5" tall, an 8 sided rectangle, 3" wide and app. 2" deep. If you are looking at the front of the bottle, and turn it upside down to look at the base, it has a diagonal seam running from the top left to the bottom right corner, with a 1.5" circular depression in the center. Here's where I get confused. If you run your finger around the circular depression on the base, you can easily cut your finger on half of the circumference. Also it has a jagged "tooth" of glass approx. 1/2"long x 1/4" high on the left hand side of the circle. The inside of the circle is smooth to the touch. The top of the bottle is a "flying saucer" type with a ring directly below it. Like a Walkers VB but more like some citrate of Magnesias I've seen. The seam on the neck only extends up about an 1/8" from the sloping shoulders. Can you give me your opinion about this bottle? Is it a rarity? I will send you pictures if you'd like. Thanks for your time and consideration. Steve Mulkern

From: Digger

Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 8:55 AM

To: Steve Mulkern

Subject: Re: West's rheumatic remedy

Hey Steve, sounds like the bottle might not be pontiled. Sometimes glass got caught in the hinge mold as it closed leaving a raised and possibly sharp semi-circle of glass Send a pix of both the bottle and the base if you would. I have such a bottle on my web site at this moment in the Bottles for Sale section a Dr.Roger's Worm syrup. check the picture of the base to compare. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.comDigger

From: Steve Mulkern

To: 'Digger' book

Subject: RE: West's rheumatic remedy

Date: 04/30/2007 11:06:34 AM

 Hi Digger. Thanks for the courteous and prompt reply. I think you're right on. Your worm syrup bottle pretty much mirrors what I've got. I’ll send you some pictures. The bottle is super clean but has a small chip (1/4" x 1/8")on the underside of the flanged lip in the front. Doesn't look bad when displayed, but it's there. What era were the diagonal hinge mold bottles made in? Is this a rare bottle even with a smooth base? I also have what appears to be a smooth base Thompson & Crawford rolled lip aqua oval bottle. It is just under 4.25" tall and has a horizontal seam across the base. You list it on page 236. The bottle looks just like your picture of B.A. Fahnestock's Vermifuge. Any idea of the age or value? Both bottles are available for sale or trade if you have any interest. Thank you for all your help. I'm trying to learn as much as I can about this great hobby. Steve M.

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From: Benjamin Fielder

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Greenish, 10 3/8 high X 3 ¼ Diameter Moxie Nerve Food Bottle. Patent 15 on the bottom. Can forward a picture if needed. Looking for the current value.

Date: 04/29/2007 8:17:13 PM

 Greenish, 10 3/8” high X 3 ¼” Diameter “Moxie Nerve Food” Bottle. Patent 15on the bottom. Can forward a picture if needed. Looking for the current value.

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From: Robert \Danny\Ricketts

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pottery

Date: 04/29/2007 9:12:54 PM

 My son picked this up at Jamestown recently. An old tree was uprooted and this piece came up. Do you think it is old? http://rdricketts.com/DannysPictures/jamestown-pottery.jpg Robert D. "Danny" Ricketts

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From: Andrea Levendusky

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: please help identify this bottle

Date: 04/29/2007 11:12:54 PM

 I bought this bottle at a garage sale for $1. I'm just curious to learn more about its history and if it's worth anything at all! Here's the details you request: description of the embossing: One side, at the top, has "Vincent & Hathaway." I think the other side reads, JR-Smiths Dry Whiteroot. size: 10 inches tall, 4 diameter Obviously it's a piece of pottery. The crackle is pretty obvious base of the bottle (smooth, embossing, pontil marked ) The mouth is chipped. Thanks, Andrea

 

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From: Rachel Renner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: need help on a decantor

Date: 04/30/2007 2:49:49 AM

 Hello, I'm Rachel and I need your assistance in finding out where my set came from and when it was made, I am getting different answer, and none match. The description is....well for starter's it's a blue green, dark teal or aqua, depends on where the light hits it. it is almost a foot and a half tall, it is shaped like a triangle beaker from a laboratory, the lip is smooth, doesn't stop, it goes into a pouring mostion about 2 inches long. the handle is while shaped like a ear, about 4 to 5 inches long, under the bottom of the triangular part which is 6 to 7 inches in diameter under there is a stem , which has a well I can send you a drawing of it, the drawing it all I got so far. but it also has 4 glasses that go with it, it is smooth and only a tiny crack on the top of the handle, underside, not noticeable. I just need to know if it came from the WWII era, an dif it was made in Italy and if it costs anything. you will be getting a second email to show you what it is shaped like. Again thanks for taking the time, if you could, please send to this email what you found, if anything. Rachel

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From: Lamoore2652mm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: about decanters

Date: 04/30/2007 9:05:14 AM

I have obtained 2 distinct bottles. 1 is a 1969 porcelain bottle of Stitzel-Weller distillery of Kentucky Bourbon. The other is a 1970 Churchill downs Bottle also porcelain. Can you give me any information on these bottles .

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From: kim desautel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: thermos

Date: 04/30/2007 2:26:07 PM

 I have a old american thermos company thermos that is dated 1911. norwich ct. Does it have any value it seems to be made of metal.

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From: Roger.Hall.Com

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question aterfill and frazier

Date: 04/30/2007 4:48:49 PM

 I have 6 bottles of waterfill and frazier "famous whiskey" unopened brewed in 1917 bottled in 1933, do these have any value and where would I find out? Thank You Roger

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From: Shari Weave

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: E.C. Booz's Amber Old Cabin Whiskey Bottle

Date: 04/30/2007 9:56:30 PM

 Dear Digger, I recently purchased an E.C. Booz amber colored Old Cabin whiskey bottle. I know there are many repros on the market. When I searched Ebay's website, all the repros seem to be larger in size and do not have the same markings as the bottle I purchased. The size of my bottle is 7-1/2" high from base to top of mouth, 4" across the front and 2-7/8" wide on the side. The side that reads Walnut Street, is written with a capital S and then a capital T, but the T is half the size of the S. The bottom reads, Booze Bottle. It also has chamfered edges. [...]

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From: Keith A. Conrad

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: US Bicentennial 1776-1976 Porcelain Liberty Bell

Date: 04/30/2007 7:20:24 PM

 I have one of these in the original box if you are still interested. The box is slightly damaged, and the cork is broken but it is otherwise intact. The whiskey was leaking so it has been poured out. Please let me know if you are interested, or if you would like pictures of the bottle and box. Keith

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From: Jennifer Stringer

To: jaok20om

Subject: A.S. Hinds Company bottle

Date: 04/30/2007 10:57:06 PM

 My husband found a small glass bottle in our basement. It is embossed with "HINDS HONEY AND ALMOND CREAM" on one side. It has "A.S. HINDS CO. PORTLAND MAINE USA" on the other side. On one of the skinny sides it has "ALCOHOL 7%". On the other skinny side it says "IMPROVES THE COMPLEXION". On the bottom is just has the number 10 embossed in it. It is a clear bottle (a bit dirty). It is 2.5 inches tall and 3.5 inches around at the base. The top is a little over 2 inches around. It had a cork in it, but when my husband picked it up, the cork fell out and is lost forever in the basement. I have found information on this type of bottle, but with a screw top, but I have been unable to find any information on a bottle from this companywith a cork in it for a top. Can you tell me the approximate age of this bottle? My 7 year old daughter is very excited about this find! Thank you! Jennifer Stringer

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