April 2002 Questions

Digger Odell Publications 2000

Digger, My husband and I just purchased the bottle brushes from you- they're wonderful, Thanks!

We had purchased this bottle from a small local antique store. We have not been able to find any info. on it and are wondering if it is a reproduction. Do you have any info. on this, do you know or can you tell if it's a repo., or is it actually an amber hobbleskirt? The embossing on the bottle is pretty rough the line just under the main Coca-Cola states: TRADEMARK REGISTERED, just under that line it reads: Front: IN US PATENT OFFICE, Back: CONTENTS 6 1/2 FLUID OZS (under all of the same as just listed for front), Bottom: ATLANTA (written in a circular shape with lines coming from each side to make a circle, in bottom of circle is CA, and the in middle of that circle is C in a small circle. There is another stamp(?) on back that's very small it reads: 63-16 (this is actually in the concave of the hobbleskirt area. The lip is not applied, nor blob top- but machine made (as there is a line through it).

We would appreciate any information you may have regarding this bottle; as we are wondering if we "got took" and what it's REALLY worth! Thank you for your time, it is GREATLY appreciated! God Bless, Melissa Robinson ps: Could you please let me know where to find the answer to this question (are they posted to your site or do you respond to personal email addresses? Also, I had read somewhere on your page, a while back, that there is a way to clean bottles with CLR could you point me in the right direction to find that info.? MANY, MANY, MANY THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a GREAT One!!

Melissa, Alas were it true. You have an irradiated bottle. Your bottle used to be aqua and it was exposed to high level of radiation and changed the color. Eventually the color will fade. I hope you did not pay too much. I cam not familiar with CLR. Unfortunately, I cannot answer personal email. Digger

I have a blue Chief Wahoo Electric Tonic bottle that I got from my grandmother 17 years ago. It has on each side Chief Wahoo Electric Tonic Walbridge co., Dunsmuir, Cal. Cathedral Brand Celebrated Remedy. It has on the bottom Wheaton, NJ Edition lll. What can you tell me about it and how much is it worth now? Also What was it used for? Thank You. Angie

It is modern 1970s reproduction, a fantasy bottle because no sure antique bottle exists. there are bottles that say "Wahoo but the cathredral form is a take-off on an antique pickle bottle. The bottle is worth probably $5-8. Digger.

Hi, We found an coat of arms decanter silver color plated on the outside with the crest. . On the bottom it reads "federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle. With the numbers 4 57 d-126 than 3 there is a symbol on top of the number mtf. Can you tell me anything about this decanter. Thank You Jack Roderick

Nothing other than the date between 1934 and 1964 and that it was a bottle for some alcohol beverage. Digger.

Would you know any info on this bottle? It is Ackers English remedy by W.H. Hooker. There is a label on both the front and the back and the bottle is corked. There are no crack's or haziness and the color is a very light cobalt. Thank's Robin

Robin, your 1877-1900 bottle is very nice. Most of these are deeper blue and do not have the label like yours. Unlabeled English Remedy bottles so for $15-25. Yours would to be easily worth twice that amount. William H. Hooker bought the sole agency to this already established medicine in 1877. When Acker retired in the 1880s his son took over the business. the company produced several successful products, a blood elixir, a Baby Soother and Dyspepsia Tablets. The English Remedy, the most popular of their products was sold in two sizes, large and small. Yours is the smaller more common bottle. They also advertised a sample size, which I have not seen. Digger

How do I get a glass stopper out of glass bottle when it does not come out it is a small perfume bottle about 4 inches that has a cut glass stopper with some unidentified liquid inside. Thanks

I published several ideas on this in another month. It was an article from an old druggist magazine. The problem of stuck stoppers is an old one. I am afraid the chances are slim you can get it out without damaging it or the bottle. Wish I could be more helpful. Digger

Hi Digger, I found an old bottle of wine or whiskey it has a hour glass shape and has a ballerina in it and also plays music, it also looks like gold flakes a in the bottle it has the name Erven Lucas Bols and a number A01575 and Ballerina on the label and Six stars on the lid one in the center and five around the outside it says sole distributors for united states the jos.garneau co. New York Ny. The bottle has never been opened I hope you can give me any information on this bottle. Thanks Jodie, Ohio

Of all the bottles I get questions about this bottle has probably generated the most questions. About once a month someone asked about it. They bottles were made for a long time. They are very common. You can find numerous ones for sale every day on Ebay. the best bottles are like yours with the contents still in them. Only the older ones bring any money ($30). Newer ones sell anywhere from $9-20.  More about Bols Bottles. Digger

Dear Digger, My husband found an old bottle near a civil war fort. The bottle is brown in color, 8 1/2 inches tall, the neck makes up for approx 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 of these inches. It has a smooth-based bottom & a blob top. It also has the following inscription on it: Meincke & Ebberwein 1882 Savannah Geo on one side & ginger ale on the other. We would like to know any history &/or value of this bottle. Thank you, Cindi Cowart

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Hi there I am looking for some information on an old Stone jar I have. It is approx 15" high, with 'PAMPISFORD BREWERY, CAMBS' impressed across the top. It has a Doulton Lambeth oval impressed mark near the top of the jar of the opposite side to the wording. It doesn't have any chips or cracks and looks to be in excellent condition. Any information you can give me will be most appreciated. Many thanks David

I have a collection of Merck and co. Display bottles, from an old pharmacy i owned in the 70's. I had them in storage till now. There are about 28 bottles ranging in size from 5 inches to 8 inches , containing chemicals and crude drugs such as cinchona bark. the one i am holding contains iron oxalate Merck, and has a paper label which says Merck and co, inc manufacturing chemist, rahway, nj. Each label has a number (maybe product number) on it ex s-.3547.the bottles have an opening on the bottom that has a paper seal on it, and says exposure to light may change the quality of this chemical. Use for display only. the paper seal is the only opening but none of the bottles have been opened. there is a round base to the bottles containing the seal. The bottles are long and rounded at the top, and are made for display only. Would appreciate any information, regarding age, value, etc. Thanks, dave

lewinter I Have a Aqua, embossed bottle on the shoulder which reads: FEIGENSPAN- P.O.N. - NEWARK.N.J. Do have a value estimate and brewery information? Thank You. Terry Mcdermott Have obtained a squat amber bottle, 7up embossed on neck, one of the originals that had the paper label...not painted. Can you tell me what it is worth, if anything?

Dear Digger, My mother found 2 old bottles of whiskey when she was moving. The bottle is in pristine condition and still has the unbroken label over the stopper which is make of cork and glass. It is a Bourbon bottle from the Old Hermitage Distillery and the label says that the whiskey was bottled in the fall of 1927 and make in the spring of 1916. It is Sour Mash Whiskey that was bottled under the supervision of the U.S. Government Internal Revenue Officers. The label is in pristine condition; it has all the preceding infor plus a picture of the brewery. The back label that contains the distillery and permit number also has W.A. Gaines & Co., Inc., at the top of the label and information on the bottom regarding fines etc., for selling it other than for medicinal purposes. The bottle itself is just plain glass and is a rectangular shape with a rounded top that goes up to the neck. The lower part of the stopper is a piece of clear glass that extends about 1/2 inch into the top of the bottle from the cork which is topped with a clear glass cap that is round in shape. The neck of the bottle, including the cork, is 21/2 inches high. The bottle is 8 1/2 inches high. The bottle of the bottle is concave and has "full pint" plus the number 8 in raised letters on it. "Full pint" is also in raised letters (glass) at the top of the back of the bottle. My mother has the other bottle at home and I looked at it briefly. It has a much more colorful label, but I have the recheck the shape. Both of these bottles still have the whiskey in them! The bottle that I have has its original box which is orange and black with various printing on it. Is this bottle worth anything? I did research the fact that whiskey was sold during prohibition for medicinal purposes and I know that this bottle is the real thing. I would love to hear from you. Thanks, Jan Cox Phoenix, Arizona. I found a bottle last year buried in my backyard and have subsequently found shards of aqua, rose and clear glass in two different areas. I'm trying to determine if this area was either: 1-a civil war campsite 2-a dump or dumping area or 3- a farm or homestead. If I can date the bottle and find some info about it, this might help me make a logical guess. The bottle is embossed "Alexander's Liver and Kidney tonic/ Akron, O" on one side and "sure cure for Malaria" on the other. It is amber, bottle seam goes only to the shoulder and looks like the top portion was "tooled" as you can see grooves when held to the light. I found the name in a downloadable word document someone created, but no more info than that. Seems like a rare one? Any info you can offer including history of the company, etc would be appreciated. Thanks. Gregg Simone Richmond, VA

I have a bottle of wine in the shape of a musket. It stands approx. 3" tall, green and the barrel of the rifle is filled most of the way. The label is from Gabriele Borghini F U C, imported from Italy be Vento Import, Inc., Cleveland, OH. Chianti, Vintage 1978. The cap is stamped "Casa Vento." This was donated as an auction item for a fund raiser I am involved with on April 6, 2002, and we would like to know the estimated value, so any help you can give me SOON will be appreciated. Thanks much! R. Willison

I doubt it will bring much here's the story.  Vento Bottles

Hi! I've spend all afternoon reading your website, very interesting, especially the night digs - I can see myself doing that! My question is what do the numbers on the bottom of bottles mean? I have a Jim Beam bottle with Vermeer on it and on the bottom of the bottle, top left is 20, top right is 72 (I think this must be the year) bottom left is 9, and bottom right is a P with a circle around it. I'm have a few Beam bottles and am curious about the value? Thanks for your time, I appreciate it. Donna Scott

Vermeer was a painter born in 1632. His painting, "The Milkmaid" is one of his most famous works. Your liquor bottle circa 1970s has a value empty between $5-10.

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Digger, I'm not sure how familiar you are with stoneware bottles but i'm hoping you can help me out . I have a cylindrical bottle that is 8 1/8'' tall and 3" wide. It comes up to a narrow neck which has a pour spout. It has 4 rings around bottle just below the shoulder and 1 just above the base. The only other markings are what I believe are the potters name and mark "ENORE JAPONAISE" below this is "N.ANTOINE a FUS" and above both of these is the letter "F". Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. P.S. YOUR BOOKS HAVE BEEN A GREAT HELP, CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE TO GET IN. JEFF DIGGIN IN VIRGINNY I would like to know if you could help with telling me even how old this bottle is, and possibly the value. It's a gallon glass jug, with Perfex imprinted right into the bottle, and perfex on the bottom of the bottle with the number 2236. It is brown in color and the old Perfex metal lid. It looks like an old A&W Root Beer jug. I hope this description helps you to help me.Thank You, Cathy Randall

I am looking for information on a bottke i found, It is clear, and has written on it Mosherssteam Bottlingworks Lockhaven, Pa. On it any clue when the bottling works exisited? Also a very old bottle i found It is brown and has its cork still in it, And on the bottom has this bottle is for kleen-lin only? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Bigfil1756 I have a six pk of Howels root beer and can not seem to raise any info about them I find trays with the ad but not the bottles them selves I also Have a six pack of red Schlitz bottles 7 in would you know any thing about them thanking you for your willingness to share your knowledge

Hi, I have a bottle that has the words DYSPEPSYN HAZEN MORSE TORONTO CANADA WROTE ON THE FRONT. I know that it has to be some sort of medicine bottle but what kind? Also have a smaller one with an A in a triangle on front and underneath writing is MADE IN JAPAN. Any clues as to what this one is? Thanks so much. Sejjae

The bottle is 9" tall to top of cap & 4" wide. It is clear with raised lettering. On the front it reads" Old Statehouse, 1748 & Boston with a raised picture of a statehouse and some other raised pics that I'm not sure what they are. On the bottom of the front is the # 7. The bottom, in a circle are the #'s "56-40, Design Paten applied of ".On the Back it says"Federal Law Forbids Sale Or Reuse Of This Bottle" & on the bottom of the back is the # R-174. It has a metal cap that says "mellow" and a plastic shot cup over that that says Mr. Boston with a pic of the fellow . Thanks for any info. I'm sending pics as well.......Pat

I've picked up this liquor bottle has cork going from the head of a solider and bottom of cork into world globe. globe on top of base .so you understand the head is the top of the liquor bottle and the rest is the bottle it self. on the back it has "amvets 31st national convention ,des moines,iowa.aug.1975" on bottom "omb liquor bottle no-44 1975 royal halburton china "on front" we remember we fought together now lets build together.american veterans amvets of world war ii korea vietnam. Thanks for your help, hope to hear from you soon!!!!!!!!!! Susan

I just found a Platte Valley Straight corn whiskey jug 1/2 pint 100 proof missouri liquor tax paid sticker5 cents, numbers on bottom 11-D-16...135-53 is it worth anything? Thanks for reply...jim o

These jugs are quite common because they were made over many years. The jugs are made by the McCormick Company. Based on the trademark information below, I do not believe they were making the crockery jugs prior to 1955. Most seem to have come from the 1960-1970s. The jugs come in a variety of sizes: pints, 1/2 pints and 750 mL. they appear to be dated on the base. Early ones (prior to 1964) will have the words "Federal Law Forbids Sale or reuse of this container" under the glaze. None of them seem to sell for much, usually under $10.

PLATTE VALLEY -WHISKEY. FIRST USE: 1933. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1933 - TYPED DRAWING Design -Filing Date April 28, 1954 - Registration Date March 8, 1955 Owner (REGISTRANT) MCCORMICK DISTILLING COMPANY CORPORATION MISSOURI 1 MCCORMICK LANE WESTON MISSOURI 64098 Renewal 3RD RENEWAL 20050201

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Digger, Here is a picture of the pepsi grinder of some sort..I hope this helps you in determining what the value is or how i may be able to find out..I hope u get this picture ok Thank You Sandra

I have several medicine bottles still sealed and the medicine in them. They also have the box and advertisement. They all date to the early 1900's. For Instance Dr. Kilmers Herbal Extract trademark 1895-1906. Still in original box. Dr. Carey's Marsh Root, sealed in original box. The list goes on. My question is I am considering selling these items approximately 60 items. All have the original ingredients and most in original packaging. How do you recommend I sell these. Thank you Craig

Dear Digger, I live in the uk and i have found two bottles made of clay,They are approx 30cms in height they have impressed marks which are as follows(apollinaris- brunnen-m-w) and also georg kreuzberg ahrweiler rheinpreussen N0s 28 & 72. I would be grateful of any information you could provide. Thank you

I have 2 in 1 liquor bottle that is brown about 8 or 9 inches hight with a pitcher of a hores in gold and has man of war on it in gold to the top has 1849 on it! And it is a small bottle on the bottom of the bottle it do`s say 2 in 1 liquor bottle!

Hello, My name is Gordon Sanders and I have Got a James B. Beam Distilling CO. Liquor Bottle. The number is KY-DRB-230 C. Miller 1968 then it has 145 under that. I was wanting to know what the value of it is. Please Help. I recently purchased a violin bottle at auction. It came in a box of mixed items. I payed 25.00 for the box. The bottle is 93/4" tall, 41/2" at the base, aqua colored has a lady's leg ,short, neck. The seam runs up to the lip but not over.It's neck is very crude almost unusable because it is so constricted. On the back there is a musical scale. Any help? Thanks, Jack

I have found a Sloane's liniment bottle approx 1886 about 5inches long. Its a corker, clear glass with no paper label but otherwise in mint condition in UK.I would like to know how much it is worth and how to locate a buyer.I believe it is unique. Please advise.Tim Mccloy Hi, I was wondering where I might find a Russian vodka bottle that had a picture of the blood cathedral and other Russian landmarks etched on the back of it. My wife had one given to her as a gift and some kids took it. Thanks, Kirk Livingston

Dear Digger,Hi.I do not have a picture of the bottle but on the bottom of it it says Brockway or Rrockway. If you can help I will be grateful have not been able to find it on any website.I am also wondering how much it would sell for and when it came around.Thank you. Katie Anne Matusevich What can you tell me about a bottle I saw at a local antiques shop the other week? It is clear molded glass (you can see the side seams), measuring 5" long from upward-angled neck to flat base. It is turtle-shaped with several markings: "W.S.Chiswell & Co. London," and "The Chiswell Feeder." The flat side where the bottle sits bears marks for tablespoons--2 to 18. There is what appears to be a porcelain top with a 3/16" opening in the center that screws into the neck of the bottle, but it is marked differently: "S. Mawson & Thompson, Aldersgate Street, London." Thank you. Sandy Levins

Hi, I recently purchased a glass liquor flask, the type that was used in the Civil War with leather on the top half and a removable pewter(?) Cup on the bottom half. It also has a pewter(?) Screw-on cap. The bottom of the flask is hard to read but is marked either "OLR Co." or maybe "OLD Co." and "Phila." on the bottom. There are no other markings by the cap, etc. I am wondering about the manufacturer and the approximate date of the flask, as well as what it might be worth. Thanks!

Hello, Thanks for reading this. The basic question: Have you ever come across a lead whiskey bottle before? I'm trying to research what might be one of a kind. I have attached a scanned picture of it. I can send more views if needed. I bought this bottle a couple of years ago from a person in Maine who had bought it at an antique store in his neck of the woods. He is an avid bottle collector (I believe his website is called something like littlerhody) and told me that he had had no luck in having come across others except for one person that had seen a lead whiskey once - but, not embossed. The details as best I can give them: This lead whiskey is six inches tall. It is embossed on the front side (see picture) with the words "Semionle (misspelled on bottle) Pure Rye Whiskey - Miami Fla. 1896" There are also little arrows and design elements embossed as well. The lip and neck seemed to have been applied in sections. Particularly under the lip there is a line that goes around that looks almost like a seal. At the base of the neck there is also another line that looks for possible attachment. The bottom is flat with a small round outward extension (like a filed down pontil). Both sides have a long (4-5") slender rectangular area that looks at though they were filled in with lead separately (I imagine possibly a rod or something might have run through the bottle here for support??). In general, my interest here is in Miami history. I have some theories - when considering Miami history - as to how something like this could have existed. Unfortunately, I have been unable to track down any local bottle clubs here in S. Florida. However, I do belong to a local archaeological society with some members having been bottle collectors. Everyone that I have shown it to believes it to be of its age. I have done some research as to the lack of knowledge of lead poisoning of the time, ect.... I did email one of the experts from (I think your website) about a year ago. He suggested that it might be a 1960's piece - as that apparently was a time period of reproductions using odd material. Again, everyone I have talked to has discounted this theory, as do I (for various reasons). I also visited the "Antiques Roadshow" (The TV show from PBS) when they visited Miami. There was not one person there that seemed to know anything about bottles. It was a disappointment. A quick secondary question. I volunteered to clean some bottles yesterday. They were recently found in the Miami downtown area. They were mostly preserved in a muck layer. The trash pit strongly suggests pre-1910. There are also some straight-sided cokes. (which I just got some good information on from your web site - Thanks!). Many of the bottles still have their stoppers and corks. A few of the bottles are the dark glass wine (applied taper lip 1840-1870 -again from your site information). They are in great shape. One apparently was in such really good condition that it held its contents up until exposure by the bulldozer. Basically, a purple liquid began pouring out - and much was poured out on site. By the time I looked at the bottle, their still remained roughly a 1/3 of the substance. I poured it into a small plastic film roll container to save a sample. This liquid is purple, apparently leaves a yellowish stain (I saw it on someone's hand) and it has no smell. As a secondary question: I was wondering if you had ever been exposed to the contents of these old wine bottles - that could this be time's effect on the wine?, or, possibly would these bottles have been used to store other substances, dye for example? Final question: I would like to buy a set of your bottle brushes. Are they still available? Thanks for taking the time to read all of this and look at the picture. Any information or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Again, Brian

Dear Sir: I have, in my possession, a little family history. My great grandfather was a doctor in central Mississippi during the early 1900's. I inherited his old medical bag, which is in pretty bad shape, along with a wide array of medical bottles, containing some very unusal substances. After displaying these articles on my kitchen shelf for some 20 years or more, I decided to have a shadow box made to house several of the bottles, a tongue depressor and a picture of my great grandparents. While my possessions were at the frame shop, a gentleman came in and noticed my collection. He is a pharmacist and has a friend who is a chemist with a phamaceutical company. When he saw my collection, he asked my framer if I would be willing to sell one of the bottles to his friend to place it in their museum. You see, I have a bottle of Sedatole which contains Heroin. The bottle still has the cork and the absence of wax leads us to believe, it has never been opened. The pharmaceutical company name on the bottle is Sharp & Dohme, out of Baltimore. The chemist has tried to make contact with us and has made an offer. Can you tell me if you think I might have something valuable on my hands and should I be concerned about selling a Heroin substance to someone?I also have two boxes of Vanadium Solution for intraveneous and hypodermatic use. I'm not sure what Vanadium was used for. Each box has 6 ampoules, each amber in color and wrapped in cotton. The box lists the Vanadium Chemical Company, Vanadium Building in Pittsburgh, PA, as the manufacturer. It also lists that it is "Guaranteed by the Vanadium Chemical Co. Under Food & Drug Act, June 30, 1906", with the serial number. Hi There! I picked up a green bottle at a rummage sale for 25 Cents. It has a long neck, flares out into a round bottom. It has a figure of a woman on one side with Jenny Lind written above. The other side has a figure of a house with Empire Glass Works written over it. What was this bottle used for, how old is it and is it valuable. Any help you can give me will be appreciated. I really like this bottle and use it for a dried flower vase in my kitchen area. Thanks, Kaye

Digger, recently while walking a stream bed in central Pa, isaw the bottom of a bottle sticking out of the ground, thinking it was broke i didnt pay much attention, but curiosity got the best of me, so i went back to dig and sure enough it was whole, IT is the size of a beer bottle,just a little over 9inches. Seams on bothsides that stopjust below the round portion at the lip.Written on the bottle is MOSHERSSTEAM BOTTLINGWORKS, LOCKHAVEN Pa. It is clear, with many glass irregularities. Any clue about the value, bottling works or date. I am sure it is hand blown, there are small pocket wholes all through the glass. Bigfil

Hi Digger, Hoping you can help me "uncover" some history on a decanter I found at a thrift shop the other day. It is a decanter style bottle of what looks like crockery that has been glazed and is shaped like a log cabin. It is corked with a hillbilly head on top of the cork, and 2 other hillbillies leaning up against the bottom of the decanter. There is a metal piece hanging from the neck of the bottle that looks like it at one time had something hanging from it. I suspect this is a liquor decanter but have no way to verify as it has no marks or labels on it. I have attached a picture in hopes that you will recognize the bottle or know where to refer me. Thanks for any help you can offer. Best Regards,Shelia

I have a large green jar 18 inches high with a metal screw on lid with a wirer hand with a wood grip on it. I cant find anything on this jar . Its like a fruit jar very heavy green glass could you help me. Flo

Hello,Is the below bottle older than the following one listed on your website: tooled lip1890s dental collectible in perfect condition, embossed, MEADE & BAKER / CARBOLIC / MOUTHWASH / (Monogram M&B) / CHICAGO ILL. FORMERLY RICHMOND VA. Rare bottle. $45.00Also, any idea what the value is? Any assistance is greatly appreciated.Sincerely,Ken dicicco

A FRIEND OF MINE WAS DIGGING & FOUND 2 BROWN BOTTLES WITH A PICTURE OF A MAN WITH A FISH ON HIS BACK. CAN YOU TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT THIS BOTTLE?THANK YOU C.LLOYD

Brown bottle, seam stops up by the lip, does not continue to the top. On the bottom is written this bottle should be used for Kleen-Lin only, It is around 9&3/4 inches tall.and has errors through the glass. This bottle still has the original cork still in the top. Any ideas about value, age, or just your imput would be very much appreciated. Bigfil1756

Hi, I am hoping that you could possibly tell me what bottle this is. I've searched a lot of sites and cannot find the info on it. It has three sides that have deep impressions and one flat side as if it were meant to be stored on it's side??It measure 6 1/2" long and 2" wide and is light green in colour. When I dug this out it had a blackish tar like substance stuck to the inside possibly could have been ink? It has an applied lip with thumbnail type groove on the top.Any info on what this may be would be greatly appreciated Thank you Nigel

Hey Digga, I have this bottle. It has "G.H. Wilkinson" over a crest with an eagle holding two flags one being an american flag. Hanging below the flag lokks like a musket flask. Below the crest is "Wallingford, Conn." under that is the word "registered". On the back is the letters: G,H,W intwined like a copywrite or something. I don't have a scanner at this time or I would shoot it over to you. Can you help with what i have given you? Thanks for your help, Sheryl Robinson, Berkley, MI

Hi Digger, We found a bottle. Approximately 9.5 inches tall, round. Round Embossed label: Iroquois Bev. Corp. Buffalo with Indian Head in center. Seam up both sides that run over the lip. Bottom of bottle has slight indention with the number 28N embossed in the bottom and the number 14 embossed on the side of the bottle near the bottom. It has a greenish hue. The bottom is slightly irregular. Numerous tiny "bubbles" in the glass. We were interested in the history of the bottle: what kind of beverage it held, who made it, where is/was the bottle co. Located, is it of any value, etc. Appreciate any info you can share with us. Ron and Faye

Dear Sir, I recently found an old medicine bottle, with an embossed label saying "Mrs Winslow's soothing syrup".I was therefore wondering whether you could provide me with any information about the bottle, and if possible, it's worth.Thankyou, Maureen Burns

Hi, I found a milk bottle that is square and has A SQUARE COP embossed on the shoulder as well as a face and cap at the top where the cream went. In red Pyroglaze it reads ORCHARD FARMS DAIRY and talks about making whipping cream. It mentions that the milk is AA approved AYSHIRE milk. The bottle is near mint, very little case wear here and there and very very light haze near the shoulder. Any idea of a value? Was it a rare bottle or fairly common. I can find nothing about it in the bottle books I have seen. Any help is appreciated as I am looking for a buyer. Thanks

11.5 in high turning lavender dark says Armours Top Notch Brand Chicago, would you know what the contents were and about the are? I know folks says around ww1 but I am not sure just have bottle Thanking you for your knowledge and time in this matter.. I have a bottle it say's jayne's expectorant tonic vermifuge.on top it say's always sure.on the bottom it say's crownford china co inc.it stand's 10 and 1/2 inch tall it's a amber yellow color.could you tell me something about it.and what it might be worth.it's in real good condition the lable has one corner torn near the bottom.still has the cork.the lable is really clear.Thank youRussell miller

This bottle is 2-3/4" tall and has 8 sides it is cobalt blue it comes to a point at the bottom it can not stand up .The top is a screw on. There is no marking at allThank you for the help I found a P.Conway Brown Stout Bottle (from Philadelphia, PA) that I believe is from around 1860.It is green glass handblown with a double tapered blob top with a improved pontil bottom.P. Conway is stamped on one side with Brown Stout stamped on the other side.Is there any value in this bottle? Jeff James

Digger i have been looking for a bottle with the name slack on it. As far as i know the bottle probally is a medicine bottle. Maybe blueish green. One was found in chicago by a person with the name slack. Now other family members want one.any help you can provide is appreciated. Thanks. I trying to get info on a Haig & Haig whiskey bottle. I can't find anything on it. Is there a web site I can go to ?Thanks, Judy Hansen

Hello, I am just getting into antique bottels I have found two in the rafters of a house that I was doing the roof on. I was able to get one out and it had the cork still in the bottle in it the cork is in bad shape but I was waundring how I can get a price on it and I was wanting to know if cleaning it does this take away from the price/ worth of it Thank you my name is Al.

May you be Blessed this day as well as every day God bless. I stumbled upon your website doing some research in bottle designs (I am a package designer) and I must compliment you on a very interesting site. Question--we are doing some renovating on our house and will be digging up an area that contained a three seat privy. Our house is 180 years old (northeast Vermont) and I'm not sure what we will find. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks. Mary Ellen Reis I have a medicine bottle it says elixir of opium, with Doctors name. I was wondering approx. Date of bottle. Found in Indiana. Thank You Misty Riedy

Dear Digger, Its me again Kenneth, I just recently sent you a question about the cobalt bottle i found. The latest construction in the area that i found it has revealed more bottles. Supposedly there was a railroad station named Monmouth Junction which is how my town got its name. Its in central New Jersey and a branch of South Brunswick. According to the town history, a railroad was built to NYC in the 1880's. I have five really nice bottles that i just found and need the possible history and mostly the value of them. If you can include these with your question and answer website id appreciate it. Thanks. 1.) Apprx. 10 in. Round crown top beer, turn of the cent. Not applied crown. Embossed in a medium sized oval on side is SLS. Embossed on bottom is Sliebmanns sons brewing Co. N.Y. very light green in color. 2.) Light ice blue. Apprx. 10 in. Applied crown top beer embossed in a 2 in circle on side, A. Krumenaker New York with a unique symbol of an A and K layed on top of each other. No bottom embossing 3.) Apprx 10 in. Blob top clear beer bottle w/ embossing Rubsam & Hormann Brewg. Co., Staten Island N.Y. Registered, This bottle not to be sold. 4.) Apprx. 7 1/2 in one pint milk bottle clear embossed Mutual milk 'n' cream Co. Purity Brand, New York. On back is an embossed 8 sided star with a big capitol m in it. On bottom is a big M with 15 above it and MFG CO. Below it. 5.) Apprx. 6 1/2 in kitchen bottle, maybe peppersauce its clear with appied straight lip with embossing on bottom, Tournades Kitchen Bouquet. Thank you for your time and devotion to the hobby of bottle collecting. Any information provided is greatly appreciated. Im just curious if you could have the answer to one more question. If this train dept was so big in the turn of the century do you think there may be a decent sized dump somewhere underground at all and where would it be positioned regarding distance from the actual tracks which no longer are in use? Im not sure if you could answer that but any thought regarding experience woud be greatly appreciated. Thanks a million, -Kenneth

Im new to this but i have bottle cant find it amongst lists its a roses lime juice heavyly embossed real beauty well to me perhaps would be greatful for information alan

Dear Sir or Madam, I have a good number of antique bottles produced by Wheaton Glass Company. Does the book on flasks include information and value of these types of bottles? Thank you so much for your time. John Mayle I have a bottle Green i color drink ice cold 76 bottle under authority american "76" company. Pat. 168885. Where was it made and in what year? Does it have any value? I found it in a old warehouse in great condition. Thank you Del

I am doing a research project on bottles found on our compound back when the dug up a tunnel underground. I have dated most of them around 1860-1900. One was actually from the 18th century medicine with contents still inside, however, since it was so old, it had sealed shut (It had a glass stopper). Anyhow, to my question, I have a bottle that I cannot identify in any of my books. The Description: 12.75 inches in height; 6 inches gradually increasing to the top to 7 inches in diameter. Circumference = Pie x Diameter. It is Transparent aqua bluish green. Glass. The Stopper is glass as well and in 4 inches in height. It has a circle for a top on the stopper. IT may have been used for Medical use...unsure however due to finding with it several bottles that consisted of wine, milk, or pickles, as well as other medical substances. Michael S. Diaz

Hello digger, i have been trying to find out my bottles face value price. I've had no success.hopefully you may be able to help me?The bottle is made of milk white glass, it's base is round shapewith the cork screw cap,also round made of the milk glass.on the back side it has, edition #2of field birds chukar partridge 1969.below that it has a small sticker, most of it i cannot read, but what i can make out is this,25%canadian whiskey 75%american straight whiskey. That is all i can make out, hope you can help.Thanks,Deanna Robinson I have found a white porcelain bottle top that says "The John Stanton Brewing Company Troy, NY" in red ink, circular fashion on the top. Also looks as if there is a number 3 on the side of the bottle top. If you would like to see a photo of this I would be glad to send one. Any information you could give me would be appreciated. Please e mail me with any questions. I realize that you are busy, so take your time; I appreciate anything you can do.

Dear Sir:I have, in my possession, a little family history. My great grandfather was a physician in central Mississippi during the early 1900's. I inherited his old medical bag, which is in pretty bad shape, along with a wide array of medical bottles, some containing very unusual substances. After displaying these articles on my kitchen shelf for some 20 years or more, I decided to have a shadow box made to house several of the bottles, a tongue depressor and a picture of my great grandparents. While in the possession of my framer, a gentleman came into the gallery & noticed my collection. He is a pharmacist and has a friend who is a chemist with a phamaceutical company. Apparantly, his friend is employed by the same company, or parent company, that is listed on one of my bottles. This friend goes to pharmaceutical auctions, which I have never heard of. The chemist called and has made us a very sizable offer for my bottle. You see, this is a bottle of Sedatole which contains 1-8 grains of Heroin per oz. The bottle is appx. 4 oz., amber in color and a cork top. The absence of wax, softness of the cork and fullness of the contents leads us to believe the bottle has never been opened. The pharmeceutical company name on the bottle is Sharp & Dohme, out of Baltimore. Without seeing the bottle, could you tell me what you think this might go for? Also, should I be concerned selling a bottle with an illegal drug in it? I also have two boxes of Vanadium Solution for intravenous and hypodermic use. I'm not sure what Vanadium was used for, but each box contains 6 ampolues, each amber in color and wrapped in cotton. The box lists the Vanadium Chemical Company, Vanadium Building in Pittsburg, PA, as the manufacturer. It also lists that it is "Guaranteed by the Vanadium Chemical Co. Under Food & Drug Act, June 30, 1906", with the serial number. Thank you for your attention

I HAVE A BOTTLE WITH SUNRISE BEVERAGES ON IT IN WHITE AND RED, 10 OZ CLEAR GLASS BOTTLE, SLOGAN: BUY WITH CONFINDENCE, DRINK WITH PLEASURE, BOTTLED BY SUNRISE INC. NUMBERS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE ARE 72 8 03 1177. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THIS? PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANKS, DAWN

'Afternoon Mr. O'Dell, I was wondering if you would have any information on this type of item or if you had someone to whom I could pass the question on to. This small "jar" was recovered by myself from the bottom of Halifax Harbour (Nova Scotia, Canada) last Friday afternoon. Neither I nor the other divers have recovered an item like this before. The image is a little blurry. The "jar" stands 11 cm (4.5 inches) high and is embossed; "Hill & Jones 4 Jewry Street Aldgate London". -Any help is appreciated! Thanks. Mike Grebler

Digger, I have a A J Foyt Indy Racecar Decanter with Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey in it and the seal has not been broken. It has a number 2 on it with AJ's signature on it. It also has Huffman Destillery 1972 on it. Can you tell me it's worth?

Hello, my name is Julaine and I have a question about the above mentioned item. I will try and provide as much info as I can. The information is as follows: 1. Clear Glass Bottle 8" high, wider at bottom slimming 3/4 way up with horizontal protruding ridges. Top bellows out and is completely smooth. 2. Black twist on top with "Joy" indented on top in gold (some gold missing) 3. Bottle has no line through the bottom or on the sides of the twist-on top. Does have line through sides where connected or fused together. 4. Bottom has "Patent, then an "A" in a circle, then D161,825. Off to the left is the number 13. 5. Front of label says "instant suds! J (in red) O (in blue) Y (in green) for INSTANT dishwashing" 6. Back of label has instructions for dishwashing as well as for fine fabrics. Also says Proctor & Gamble - Net 1 pt. 1-1/4 FL.OZ. Bottom of back label also has a stamped number on it of 464B3. If you have any information on this item it would be greatly appreciated. I received it from my grandmother and have just had it packed away. Thank you so much for your consideration.

Would you please advise me on what you would be willing to pay for a Ginger Beer bottle made sometime between 1894 and 1915. It is cream colour on the bottom and gold on the top. It has a wire snap to hold the lid on. It stands about 7 inches tall with lid on. Has two dark blue oval rings on the front with the words Harry Day between them on the top and Belleville Ont. Between them on the bottom. Two small blue stamps looking like small flowers seperate them in the middle between the rings. In the middle ring are the words Old Tyme Ginger Beer. There is a reg. Stamp on the bottom left hand side. There are no chips or cracks and is in very good condition. There is a slight fading on the back from the ground but not much and not bad. I have had two offers but am not willing to sell under priced. Only reply if you are sincere. Thank you

Just went through your questions and didnt see mine although a search engine put me there...i have a milk bottle with a brass tag around the neck, with a number. The bottle itself is an elm farm bottle, which i believe is from maine. What does the tag mean? Thanks digger Deb Ferguson

This is a post from your Q: page.... ""Hello. I have found a bottle that is about 12" tall and orange/brown in color. It has a small handle near the top on the back. No lid. There is a logo on the front. It is a circle that has the letters RHENS around a object I cannot make out. Beneath the logo it reads: RHEIN:PREUSSEN. Could you tell me anything about this bottle. I have a decent bottle collection, but this is the "oddest" bottle i've come across. Thank you for your time."" I have this same exact bottle which I have been trying to find some info. On. Could you please take a look at these pics and maybe shed some light on this for me and the person above????

DEAR DIGGER MY DAD FOUND AN OLD INDIAN RIVER SODA BOTTLE BACK SOME YEARS AGOWHILE WORKING ON A CONSTRUCTION SIGHT IN LEXINGTON KENTUCKY. THE BOTTLE IS MADE BY THE COCA COLA BOTTLING COMPANY.I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION YOU MIGHT HAVE ON THIS BOTTLE. THANKS BECKY MIDDLEBURG, KY.

Dear digger i have this creamy white bottle it says Thos.Jefferson's Monticello, it also has old fitzgerald on it and 1849 it also says Decanter it's a ky straight bourbon whiskey 100 proof its 15 quart they store it for 5 yrs. I hope you now something about it i can't find it on the net please e-mail me at Brenda

Dear Sir;I was hoping you could help me to identify this bottle. It was found in the rafters of a house built around 1900-1906. The bottle is 7 5/8 inches tall. It has the word Smile embossed around the top. On the lower part of the bottle near the base it has these markingsCONT. 6 1/2 FLD. OZ. M2988B ROOT 21Any information on this bottle would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance for all of your help I look forward to hearing from you.Sincerely: C.H.

I fond a purex bottle. It is dark brown and the word purex is indented at the top (below the neck) Any info for me?Lori Stelling

HiI have a green tinted gal mason ball jar. The parting line stops at the top and the bottom. It is round with a gradual taper to the mouth which is about 50% of the base. It is full of bubbles, swirls, and dimples. It has a 4 5 inside the top lip . The underline for Ball is solid, and Mason does not have a dot. There are no other manufacturing marks that I can find. What do I have?I picked up a whiskey decanter at The Salvation Army Store for a buck...Its a clear cut glass light weight glass, with a glass top "cork" thing. The round tall decanter says Old Saratoga Whiskey (rounded across the glass front), then underneath says Rosskam, Gerstley & Co, Philadelphia (all is pressed or embossed somehow in glass). I've been searching on the net for answers to its value, or the time frame it was used in. The only article I found described a lawsuit carried out by Rosskam and Gerstley in 1907. If you have any ideas, or suggestions for me, I would greatly appreciate it!! Thanks so much in advance for your time. Oh yes, and there is a hand engraved '75' on both the bottom of the glass cork and the bottom of the bottle. Jules

I have a small bottle with a cork in its mouth. It looks like a little doll and it says "Kiss Snookums" across the bottom.. I have not been able to find out anything about it. Do u happen to know? Any info would be helpful... Thanks so much. Peggy

Hello, I am trying to research which poisons were used in ancient Greece (around 400-300 B.C.) and what effects they had. If you have any idea about how I could find out quickly, I'd be very grateful indeed, since, at the moment, I'm at a bit of a loss. Thank you so much in advance Kindest regards Katharina Beckel Munich

Good morning I ordered a few bitter bottles book a few months ago for a Christmas gift my family were very impressed by it. I just have a general question I have been searching the net with no luck, and then I remembered about your expertise regarding bottles. I was wondering if you could direct me to a site or even address these questions. My husband bought a bottle at a garage sale it is Blue Carnival Glass, inscribed on the front is a portrait of Benjamin Franklin, Above the picture is his DOB - Jan 17/1706 - Apr 17/1790 Under the picture is this inscription "Author Statesman Businessman Great American" On the back of the bottle is a kite with a key at the end of the string, an open book. On the bottle I cannot tell was the writing says, it looks like an impression on the bottom, pushed inwards. Any ideas or comments, Appreciate your time Thank you very much, Eva Urban

Hi. I am a totally unknowledgable person about liquors of any kind. I was at an estate sale and picked up this bottle, because of the unusual bottle. Then I noticed that part of the bottle was still sealed, and there was yummy stuff in there. While I was at the sale, a man was going to pay me twice the amount. I said no. He then said another higher amount, if I would give him the contents. I still said no, thinking that I would give it a try when I got home. Then I thought, what if I was breaking into something that was valuable. The bottle stands about 10 3/4" tall. It is shaped round at the bottom, with a slightly long neck. Inside, there are four hand blown compartments. Each compartment has its own flut or neck going up inside the glass. The top is really thick, with the four holes, and four corks, flush with the top. The label on the neck says: Julius Wile sons & co., inc. Established in 1877, importers New York, NY. Contents 1 QT. There is a gold label on each compartment area, P. Garnier Enghien-France. Each compartment has another small label, with the proof and each one must be different, because there are different proofs on the labels. There is made in france on the bottom of the bottle. One compartment the cork had busted and there is dry black stuff sitting in the bottom of the compartment. The others are full. Gold/amber and one compartment is almost brown/gold in color. Could you give me info on this? Is it worth anything other than the 10.00 I paid for it? Is it worth us drinking it for ourselves, or to sell? Thank you for your help with this one. Doris Smith

pix I have a very odd looking bottle stands about 7" high and is very round ( if it was shorter it would be round). It has a neck that stands up a little more than 1/8" at the base and then goes into about a half inch neck like a pop bottle and then wider ring around the very top like a pop bottle only more exaggerated. It is molded down the side "PATENTED MAY 30, 1916". There is a marking on the bottom that looks like two squares over lapping at the corners and 0 in the middle of each square. This is all molded into the glass. There is an obvious seam line on both sides of the bottle. My great grandparents had this bottle but they are gone now and I am trying to find out what it was used for and where it came from. It does have a plastic looking top that pushes down over the neck and seems to fit perfect but I don't know if it really belongs to it or not--as long as I can remember it has been on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Dear Digger, Re. Jan 2000 Questions on the Internet. A question from Allan Tiltti refers to a bottle marked "H. W. SCHLICHTE".The bottle described by Mr. Tiltti is identical to a bottle in my possession - that is, part of a bottle, because I only have the top three-and-a-half-inches. The inscription is identical, and there is the Eagle and Globe on the revers side.My bottle was found in a former World War One German trench, on The Somme, in France. I believe the original contents would have been Schnapps. I cannot imagine a soldier taking ginger beer to a front-line trench.There are many parts of similar broken bottles in the old trench lines in France.YoursLeslie Syree Bradford UK

I don't know if you field these types of questions but maybe you could point me in the direction of somebody who can. I have two bottle of liquer, 1 benedictine and 1 drambuie both from a bar that closed in the late 40's early 50's and both unopened, the contents are still intact as are the seals. Any worth or are they even worth drinking? Thank you very much for any advice you could give. Cheers, Joseph Tolman josephtolman

Hello there, I live in an older small town. Houses were built here around 1900. My husband decided to build a shed in our yard. He started to dig a few feet down and has been finding all kinds of interesting things; one of them, a clear, octagon shaped bottle with the letter "P" in a circle and the number 876-A on the bottom of the bottle. 1 I briefly looked online for a site that shows classification of bottles by letters/numbers and didn't come up with too much. Do you have any idea of the time period that this bottle was made/value or if it is worth taking to get appraised? I would appreciate any help that you could provide. Thank you so much! Ree

Could you please give me some info about this bottle. It is a hiram wheaton and sons clear bottle. It has a whale insignia in a circle with Hiram Wheaton and Sons New bedford, mass. Below near bottom it says registered. Thank you. Dot Calvert

I just recently started collecting old whisky bottles. I came across an E.G. Booz Old Cabin bottle. I am having trouble figuring out if it is authentic. It has almost all of the markings of an original from what I have read, but it does not have the period after Whiskey. But it also does not have the mold seam like the fakes are supposed to have. I am pretty sure it is not an original because the cut in the roof goes about 1/4 of the way down the second row of shingles . It has an indention in the bottom that is round with swirl marks in it . I also found a purple colored Old Cabin. I got them both for 25 bucks at a mom and pop antique store. So any light you could shed on the subject would be helpful. Thank you

Hi my name is James from Loretto, Michigan and I was down by the river in my backyard and I found an old bottle. I have been looking for info. And the price of it for about a year. It says "Prepared By Dr. Peter Fahrney & Sons Co. Chicago,Ill. U.S.A. It is in good shape. It's not broken, scratched or cracked. If you could tell be the price of it I would be happy. :) James P. Stewart I have 2 green glass cola bottles approximately 7 inches high. One has Coca-Cola Bay Bottling Works, St. Andrews, FLA. No marks on the bottom. It has bubbles in the glass and the seam does not go through the lip. The other has Sky Pilot Cola with a boy's head with goggles at the top with ribbing and rope adornment in glass on the bottom 2/3. On the bottom- Detroit Mich Duraglas 9 45. Can you tell me anything about the bottles and their possible worth. I thank you in advance for your information. Sincerely, ladonna Ingram I have 2 green glass cola bottles approximately 7 inches high. One has Coca-Cola Bay Bottling Works, St. Andrews, FLA. No marks on the bottom. It has bubbles in the glass and the seam does not go through the lip. The other has Sky Pilot Cola with a boy's head with goggles at the top with ribbing and rope adornment in glass on the bottom 2/3. On the bottom- Detroit Mich Duraglas 9 45. Can you tell me anything about the bottles and their possible worth. I thank you in advance for your information. Sincerely, ladonna Ingram

My wife and I dug up an old Joseph Campbell Preserve Co. Bottle. We know that today it is called Campbell's Soup Co. But just want to know how rare it might be? I think it might date to around 1890 to 1900. It was probably a ketchup bottle.

Dear Digger: While metal detecting of St. Croix Virgin Islands, I found what appears to be a very old hand blown antique bottle. It is very rare to find one of these bottle intact, I am attaching a picture with that you can give me some information as to its value. Thanks for your effort and time. Jens Diaz pix I sent you an email about an antique bottle that I found while metal detecting in St. Croix Virgin Islands. I forgot to attach the photo. Sorry, Thanks for your time and effort. Jens Diaz

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Dear Sir or Madam:I would be curious to know f there is a general term for "antique bottle collecting" (such as numismatics for coin collecting or philately for stamp collecting)? Thanking you in advance for your assistance. Respectfully

Aloha again,I have a little goodie I picked up at a junk store and haven't been able to figure out what it is...but I liked how it looked anyway. (please see photo below)It is embossed "SANTENDO" and is 3" long, light yellow-gold color glass. We thought maybe you could give us an answer since you seem to have one of the most extensive bottle storesites around. And if you do know what it is, do you know it's value?Appreciate any info you might have or suggestions on where to find out.Sincerely, Wayne Aloha

Digger Odell,I have another mystery peice I dug up...it looks like a shot glass but it has a ground lip and is a 2 pc. Blown in mold (possibly 3 pc.?)--the seams run over the lip but stop at the bottom, very whittled. It stands 2" tall and the embossing reads: VINO DE QUINA Y CACAO COMP. (on the front), and on the back: B O I E WATSONAL (see photos below) It is FILLED with bubbles of all sizes -- some very larges ones...and lots of little "chunks" of unmelted sand (or smoke filled bubbles?)...hmmm ...as you can tell, I am not anywhere near an expert in the field of bottle description or knowledge! If you have any idea WHAT this thing is...I would really enjoy finding out. Do you know of any sites I may be able to research this on, or anyone who collects this type of thing? Once again, your wisdom and knowledge is greatly appreciated! You've been such a help to us many times. P.s...thanks for the bottle cleaning book I ordered from you...I'm slowly gathering my materials together for my "lab"! Mahalo & thank you,

HI! MY NAME IS LEN. I HAVE A QUESTION ON A BOTTLE IVE GOT THAT I CANT FIND IN MY BOOKS. I WISH THAT I COULD SEND A PICTURE . ANYWAY THIS BOTTLE IS 7 INCHES HIGH . IT IS BROWN. THE NECK IS 2 AND A HALF INCHES LONG TO THE BODY WHICH IS 5 INCHES AT ITS WIDEST POINT. THE TOP IS A FLAT RING BELOW THICKENED PLAIN LIP. ON THE BOTTLE BELOW THE NECK SAYS (Vinol) on the bottom it says private mould patented april 191898 this bottle looks old to me but i dont know a lot about them. If you know anything about this bottle would you please let me know len

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I hope that you can help me. I have a bottle that looks like a soda bottle with the words mil-kay the vitamin b drink. If is a 10 oz. Bottle with the writing in blue and white. If there is any information that you can give me i would greatly appreciate it. I have tried looking on the internet for onw similar to it but have not found you. I would appreciate any information that you can give me. Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.--- Laura Hudson

SHAPE: *_cylindrical EMBOSSING: Describe and mark if on the front, left, right, back, base or shoulder. ON FRONT: ELGIN EAGLE PICTURE OF EAGLE TRADEMARK c A s & BREWING CO. ELGIN,ILL. ON BOTTOM: A B Co ON RIGHT SIDE @BOTTOM: 6-S HEIGHT (in inches or cm): 9 1/4" MOUTH type of lip: APPLIED TAPER METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: (check one) Not machine made - mold seam stops below the lip of the bottle ) BASE: base of the bottle is smooth base has embossing numbers, words or letters? A B Co OTHER: embossed geometric design See above description COLOR: deep amber CONDITION: great shape Found a bottle with the following:G. O. Blakes Bourbon Co.KY.Whisky 2 barrels below in the center Miller Stewart & CoLouisville, KY Back G./O. Blake's Whisky There is no "E" in whisky. Dark Amber - Fifth Excellent Condition - no discoloration - minor scratch on side of bottle. How old? Is it worth anything? Rare? Age? Thank you!! Joan Allaire Hello I am a fairly new collector of Larkin bottles and I am wondering which of your books might cover them the best. Any info would be helpful.... Thank you Meredith Larkin Hi, found a old crock in the basement. "original unique YORKSHIRE LIQUEUR" 3/4 pts. Proof 68.5 Imported by : james b beam import corp. New York NY. Product of England Bronte liqueur co. I know it's old. We live in a family home. It has it's labels on it imcluding the import one. Any idea what's it worth? Can't find it on the internet. Thanks. Jessicca.

Dear Sir, I purchased a I believe soda bottle in Gettysburg recently. On the bottle in raised lettering it says BOLEN & BYRNE 415 TO 423 East 54thst NEW YORK On the bottom it says 1896. It still has a wired bottle cap on it. Can you give me any information about it. The color is a light green. Sincerely, Cassie O.

Paullin Hello I am sure everyone in the country who has found your neat site will ask, I need help identifying my bottle. I have a Erven Lucas Bols Ballerina Bottle with Gold Liqueur inside of it with out the top seal which has wore off after 20 yrs in our family. The bottle is sealed still with 24k gold flakes inside of it. The liquor is clear. The ballerina still works and plays the tune "Le Bleu Danube" I have search for info on this bottle but only found them with Peach Brandy in them which made it hard to see the ballerina. Can you tell me anything or point me into a direction on this bottle like what it maybe what it might worth or when produced? If you need any more info please let me know. Thank you for your time Tiffany Dore Hi, i found this old bottle near my home in British Columbia and was wondering if you could tell me a bit about it. I will do my best to describe it to you. The bottle had a metal lid on it screw on type the bottle has the word (Rauleigh's and underneath is says Trade Mark Rec.)It is written right in the glass. The bottle shape is long and kinda flat with a rectangular bottom on it with a small triangle stamp in the bottom near the edge. Is there a web site that a person might go to that you could check out. Thanks

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Found the bottle in the gully out back. Thought it was interesting. It is clear 4 1/2 inches tall. Has Smile on front and back. Pat. July 11, 1922. Cont 1 fl oz. Around bottom. Looks like small soda bottle. Curious as to what it is.Randel

I don't know if you provide this information or not, but my husband found an old bottle while rummaging through his great grandfather's old log cabin which is over 150 years old. The bottle is aqua blue, 7 and 1/2 inches high, 2 inches wide and 1 inch thick. On one side it reads: "PLANTATION REMEDIES VAN VLEET 7 CO.PROPRIETORS" We are not collectors but were curious about the antique value of this bottle.I would certainly appreciate your comments.Melba Shepared My father has a bottle of Munro's king of king scotch whiskey its in a ceramic bottle its been passed down its never been open. I cant find any information about this bottle? We figure its at least a 100 years.

Hi, Digger; I found several old beer bottles near a stream between an old farm and an aqueduct section constructed around 1910 - 1912 . The description of the bottles are as follows: They are aqua color. 9.25 inches tall. The base appears to have an Owens ring, but the seam stops about 1/2 inch below the lip. The lip is uniform and made for a cap. The glass has bubbles here and there and the neck has some vertical striations up to where the seams end below the lip. Each bottle has a different number embossed on the base. In some cases, the number is "shadowed." That is, it is very distinct near the center with a less distinct duplication off to the side, as it the glass shifted a bit before settling. The front of the bottles are embossed with "Jacob Ruppert - Brewer - New York" in a circle just under the neck. I am very curious about how old these bottles might be. I'd also like to know if they have any value as collectibles. All the bottles are in very good condition. There are no chips or cracks and they cleaned up beautifully. I'd appreciate it very much if you would give me your opinion. Thanks very much, John K. I am not knowledgeable about antique bottles but while shopping at an antique store, I picked up a seltzer bottle as a wedding gift for friends and thought it would be unique, but I know nothing about it. It's about 16 inches high with a metal overlay that sort of looks like basket weave. The top has the words "sparklets reg. U.s. Pat. Off." printed in block letters. Under the base of the bottle, it says "made in czechoslovakia" and the number 465. What can you tell me about this bottle?

Old bottle found in New Zealand.

I have an embossed clear bottle from Burnetts Standard flavorings( Boston) no#4 on bottom of bottle. Sure would like information on it. Thank You

I have been asked by a friend to find out about a piece of glass she found while digging on her property in Austin, Texas. The glass has Price-Booker Manufacturing on it and San Antonio, Texas under that. I live in San Antonio therefore she has asked me to look into it but I have hit a dead end. Any suggestions? Thank you, A newbie digger's friend.

Price Booker bottles are known in 7 5/8" and at least one size smaller. One S.D. Price was President of the Price-Booker Mfg. Co. They were located at 621 San Luis, in San Antonio from about 1894-1915. Bottle are rather scarce and the company was a pickle manufacturing company. In 1904 a cucumber salting station was established in the community of Chriesman also known as Yellow Prairie by the Price-Booker Manufacturing Company of San Antonio. Other sources suggest the comapny went out of business in the 1930s. Bottle vlaue might be $10-12. Digger

Hi, Richard here. Have an old medicine bottle, cobalt blue,3" tall, rectangular,estimate age at 1880- 1890,embossed "BREWSTERS MEDICATED ELECTRICITY" on the bottom(!), has 1 label reading"Vapor Through the nostrils until water starts from the eyes,repeat as often as desired,keep corked when not in use." Still has the wadding used to hold the "electricity" in it. Very nice shape, label looks 130 years old, but fully legible. Awesome little bottle. Ever hear of it? Value? I have spoke with several local "experts" but they know nothing of it. Thank you for your time and knowlage,Richard.

Digger, My father-in-law has an unopened bottle of Bols Ballerina Gold Creme De Menthe, when was this produced and what is an estimated value? Thanks, Steve G

Hi Digger, Maybe you can help me ? I have a Medicine that I can't seem to find any reference on in my color variant. It is a RUSH'S // A.H. FLANDER'S M.D. / NEW YORK // BUCHU // AND IRON . It is Amber in color. I have found reference to this mold in Aqua . And I have found reference to RUSH'S Sarsaparilla and Iron in Aqua and Amber .....With Amber being the scarcest of that mold variant. But , I can't seem to find any reference on my Amber Buchu and Iron. Could you give me an idea on value and rarity ? Thanks , Brian

Digger, I know you are terribly busy with the million questions you probably get daily, but if you could help me with any information I would greatly appreciate it. I have just begun collecting bottles which I am finding fascinating. I really know very little and although many of the bottles I have are old, I am uncertain of the age of one in particular, which I am uncertain that may be a replica. It is an amethyst flask that is about 8 1/2 " tall and about 4 1/2" around at the widest point. There appears to be some darker coloration of the amethyst in areas near the bottom of the bottle. On the bottle itself one side has George Washington's head as well as his name, on the other side is an eagle with a shield in the middle of its chest, out of the beak he appears to have a branch with several leaves and under his right foot 3 arrows, there are 9 stars that go around the eagle , on the base there is a number one only on a slightly indented smooth base. The seam seems to go entirely to the top of the mouth where it appears to meet with another seam that goes around the lip. Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated, although I will be disappointed if it is a replica, I did not dig this one up and bought it along with several old bottles for sure for only 50 cents a piece. Thanks for your time.

Dear Sir, I am fairly new to bottle collecting, and am trying to learn about the value of some that I have. I have quite a few milk bottles, but do not know which are good and which are very common. Could you recommend a book that gives information about which bottles to look for in which states? Thanks for any help you can give me concerning milk bottles. Sincerely, Lena Winters

I'm not a collector of bottles so much as a collector of anything that says "Henneberg" on it, as that is my maiden name. I've acquired an aqua colored blob bottle that has "Henneberg Bros." and "Port Jervis, NY" stamped/embossed/whatever on the front of it. The bottle stands approx. 5-1/2" tall and is thick glass with bubbles in it. I'm curious about what it might have held originally and what the current value might be. Thanks for any help. Linda Snyder Topeka, KS

Hi. I have a Mrs. Stewart's Liquid Bluing bottle almost exactly like the one pictured on your site. Http://www.bottlebooks.com/questions/April2000/april_2000_questions.html It is clear glass, embossed on shoulder "THIS CONTAINS MRS. STEWART'S BLUING". 5-1/2" high x 2-1/2" wide. The Label Copyright says 1955. The label is a bit faded, but you can read all of the words. I have enclosed a picture. I am interested in the rarity and the value. Here's a paragraph from http://mrsstewart.com/pages/msbhistory.htm : Highly Sought-After MSB Bottles Mrs. Stewart's Bluing bottles, particularly the oldest ones with the long-ago replaced red wooden-topped corks, are now highly sought-after antique collectors' items. Requests are often received for these old bottles, but, alas, there are few to be found nowadays! Collectors scour the country's antique shops in hopes of purchasing one for their very own, or check out Grandma's cellar hoping for a lucky find! --- Ted Anderson

Hi Digger, I recently found a small medicine bottle with a rubber type cap and some type of medicine still in it. I'm not sure if it is the date on the bottom of it,but it reads Franklin Products 1845. Can you give me any info. On this type of bottle. Glad I came across your website! I have several clear and smoky gray colored bottles. Some have crown shaped stoppers and some have round ball shaped stoppers. Each have pinched sides that meet in the very middle, making the bottle four separate sections. They look like some type of decanter. I started looking at Haig & Haig pinch bottles, but mine are a lot more pinched. Any suggestions? I would like to do more research myself, but my time is limited to maybe 1 hour per week. Thanks in advance for any assistance or reply.

Digger, My husband and I just purchased the bottle brushes from you- they're wonderful, Thanks! We had purchased this bottle from a small local antique store. We have not been able to find any info. On it and are wondering if it is a reproduction. Do you have any info. On this, do you know or can you tell if it's a repo., or is it actually an amber hobbleskirt? The embossing on the bottle is pretty rough the line just under the main Coca-Cola states: TRADEMARK REGISTERED, just under that line it reads: Front: IN US PATENT OFFICE, Back: CONTENTS 6 1/2 FLUID OZS (under all of the same as just listed for front), Bottom: ATLANTA (written in a circular shape with lines comming from each side to make a circle, in bottom of circle is CA, and the in middle of that circle is C in a small circle. There is anoter stamp(?) On back that's very small it reads: 63-16 (this is actually in the concave of the hobbleskirt area. The lip is not applied, nor blobtop- but machine made (as there is a line through it). We would appreciate any information you may have regarding this bottle; as we are wondering if we "got took" and what it's REALLY worth! Thank you for your time, it is GREATLY appreciated! God Bless, Melissa Robinson Ps: Could you please let me know where to find the answer to this question (are they posted to your site or do you respond to personal email addresses? Also, I had read somewhere on your page, a while back, that there is a way to clean bottles with CLR could you point me in the right direction to find that info.? MANY, MANY, MANY THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a GREAT One!!

Hi Digger, I am researching this bottle and have come up empty handed. The bottle has a map of the Atlantic ocean and the following embossment; "1759-1959 special bottle drop (Atlantic ocean) to celebrate and commemorate Guinness bicentenary 1959, bottled by united glass limited England." It is dark brown or amber, metal cap with a folded paper inside. A friend told me about 15 of these were found along the shores of South padre Island Texas in the early 1960's. All of them contained a note with instructions to notify the writers (of the note) of the location where the bottle was found. Thanks Steve hathcock I am from michigan...can u also tell me where i can find info on some dig sites in my area?? I have started a bottle collection over the years, and the past couple months ive dug out all the ones i know of. : ) I have an aqua seltzer bottle, made in Czechoslovakia. There is a metal top on it. Can the top be removed? I'm afraid to break it. Fern (floragreen)

Dear digger, I bought two 1930s-40s thick seltzer spray bottles and they either don't use cartriges or can't be filled by me- I want them to work like in Alfred hitchcock movies. Scotch-n-soda, you know. How does somebody find an old, working, spraying seltzer bottle, a place to refil them (in South Carolina)or the cartriges i'm told some of them use? Do you have any buddys or place that sells that stuff or any help for me? -Thanks Kurt Ling

Digger- this is kurt w the seltzer bottles. Attached photograph for the fun of it maybee you can tell me what they're worth or if they're at all interesting -KL I recently was transplanting flowers in a fencerow when I unearthed a small clear bottle in perfect condition. It is 2.75 inches tall. On the front it is embossed Doll-E-Toys by Amsco onthe back it has measurements 6 at the top graduating down to 1 (I assume ounces). At the opening there appears to be an indentation at first I thought this was a chip. I would guess that this was a toy baby bottle but I'm having trouble identifying it. I would like to know how old it is, what it is, and of course the value. Thanks, Penny Warwick Chetopa, Kansas emailpen

Hi, I have a clear bottle about 4" withe a pour lip top very small handle on the top side. I number at the bottom of 3 2 or 3 S. It has eight sides (oblong shape) to it. Please what is it called and year made? I think it is an oil or vinginar bottle.

Picdavidc I aquired this bottle from my Great Aunt's estate who would have been 90 this year. Actually I have two of them. Could you tell me anything about them (age, value etc.)? This is what I know. There are two labels on it one says "Rare Antique", the other is a little worn but reads, " Rare Antique Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Distilled and Bottled by Four Roses Distilling Co., INC Louisville, Kentucky 4/5 Quart 86 Proof" These labels appear to be a metal like sticker. It is dark brown and light brown in color, with a gold crown that sits on top of a cork that feels to me like plastic. It is about 9 1/4" with the cork and about 8 1/4" without the cork. It is in excellent condition. No chips or cracks. It has two embossed scenes. On one side there is a steam train with men in vintage clothing waving. The other side might be a continuation of this scene. There is a man on a horse, a man with a horse and wagon, and a man who appears to be carryinga barrel with trunks in front of him. The base of it goes in very deep Approx. An inch. There is writing inside the base, it is very hard to make it out, I think it says "Federal Law Forbids Sale Or Reuse Of This Bottle". The bottle seems to be ceramic or something like it, not glass. Could you help me with this mystery? Thank you for your time. Dawn

Dear Digger, I recently aquired a combination lock stopper whiskey decanter/bottle that is clear glass and stands 11.5" tall and the bottom is 3.25" wide. On the top of the locking stopper it is marked " HAYNER WHISKEY" "Stopper Patented" Could you tell me how I can find out any information about the bottle such as when and where it was made and how many were made and if it is worth any amount of money to a collector?

Hi Digger I bought a bottle with a music box in the bottom that plays the Le Bleu Danube it has on the bottom of the bottle Bols Ballerina Bottle, bottle and unit made in France, it has a small amount of liquis in it with gold colored flex's it has a dancing ballerina it has a red cap with cork on the bottom and stars with gold color on the top. Could you please tell me when this was made and the value of it . Thank you Jennie 

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Hello, I'm sorry I don't have any pictures yet, but I think I can describe it well enough that you may know what it is. A friend of mine owns a soda bottle that his mother acquired in the mid 1920's. I'm sure it is machine made. Some people traveled through her town (Boonville Indiana) giving free samples for a new "drink". She thought it may have been Nehi, but I don't believe so. The bottle is approximately six inches high. There are no color printings on the bottle. The unusual thing about this bottle is its shape. It is molded to depict two kewpie dolls, back to back. It really is adorable. My friend has willed it to me and I'm just wondering what it is and the worth. Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Mona

I would like to know the value of a double handled bottle I have. It is about 9 1/2 inches tall about 4 inches wide at the bottom then tapers up tp about 1 3/4" opening. It has 4 2" etched flowers on it all the way around the middle and the rest is covered in little lines. The bottom says White House Vinegar and Patent 650 Pending and the number 5. Thank you in advance. Stephanie

Hi Digger We found this glass jar for 2 dollars on a kitchen shelf at an estate sale. It is heavy thick glass with no chips or discoloration or cracks. It has two seams opposite one another. The bottom has a circle in the middle with an S on the left side and a 7 on the right side and a 45 under the circle. The top has a heavy lip. The jar is 5 inches high. In raised letters around the bottom of the jar it says: REGISTERED SEALED 1-11-14 CONTENTS 12 OZ. LIQUID Attached 4 JPEG files of photos. Anything you can tell us about our find would be wonderful. Thank you and we enjoyed looking at your site. Kris and Tony

I was glad to find your site. I purchased a bottle that looks like a crock. It is about 12 inches tall, round and about 4 inches in diameter. The top is flat but has a two inch tall neck in the center that is about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. It is light to dark brown and speckled in color. There are raised letters vertically on one side made of the same material and fired - VODKA. There is a signature on the bottom, Jane, in script letters. It is underlined and there is a feather or leaf to the left of her name. This is engraved. Someone told me Jane Feather was an artist from Arizona. I was not able to find anything about her. Can you give me any information about "Jane" or the value? Thanks for your help! Cynthia Kinkeade

Hey, About 1 week ago I found a Tiny corp. Soda bottle. I have never heard of them or has anyone else I asked. It has a crown top and a painted on label. It is bottled in Winchester, VA. Tiny beverages bottles it. It says CONTAINS 6 OZS. REG U.S. PAT. OFFICE. THE MINIATURE SIZE OF THIS BOTTLE ALLOWS US TO FILL IT WITH THE MOST IN THE WHOLE WORLD. CORP. 1940. It is in good condition. It is a clear color. Can you tell me some info and rarity? Thanks! P.s. Please write back soon!!!!!!!

I have a bottle thats says, "Save the Horse" Spavin Cure Troy Chemical Cobinghamton ny,,can you help me out I have an Avon bottle that I bought in Mannheim, Germany in 1984. It is a Japanese figurine dresses in pink cultural attire. Where can I find the estimated value of this?

Dear Digger, I have a clear soda bottle with "Lemon Kola 5 cents - I don't have a cent symbol on my computer. Under that it says "Registered" Near the bottom of the back side, it says C. S. & S. Co.3. It has been put together because the side seams are visible and you can feel them, you can see where the bottom was put on. Do You know anything about this? Thank you Sidney mcclanahan Roanoke, Va

I found an old bottle with embossed lettering Whyte&Mackay below this name is Glasgow the bottle stands 9 inches tall and a line running from the base of the bottle to under the lip, there is air pockets in the glass and the base of the bottle is pushed up inside, order

I thought it may be a whiskey bottle from Scotland but i'am not sure can you tell me more about this bottle and maybe what it may be worth thanks stew

Hi, I am interested in determining the value of a champagne bottle that was emptied about a year ago. Which of your books covers these types of bottles? Angela

Hi i am a high school teacher in nyc. I wonder if you can help me. I have started a documentary film club in my school and i have been searching for interesting topics for my kids. I recently came across a few websites on privy digging. The whole enterprise, from dig to find, certainly peaked the interest of both me and my students. Would you happen to know of anyone in the nyc area currently "digging"? If so, could you pass on my email to them. Also, i would really appreciate any other leads you could come up with. Thanx for your time nicholas

Upon cleaning a relatives house I found the following bottle in the basement. Its a echo spring straight bourbon whiskey bottle. Bottled in louiseville kentucky. There is a state of ohio dept. Of liquor control on the side. Bottled is capped with a metal topped cork. And yes the bottle is full and never opened.i am quessing it is at the least 45+ years old?? Any info ? Thanks Hope you can help.

We have a bottle in it's original box. Label says trial size Vaseline Hair Tonic Chesebrough Mfg. Company (consolidated) New York U.S.A. Bottom inside box fold is the numbers 8916 5 11852 29. There is still 3/4 liquid in bottle. (greasy!) We found this in a box belonging to our late Aunt. The box is green with a tan label. Can you help us find out what we have. Mrs. B Golembowski

Hi, I am hoping you can help me. I have a bottle, still sealed of some type of Rye Flavoring...I will include the pics of the bottle and perhaps you can help me value it? Thank you so much!! Kellie Harmon I do have pictures of the sides of bottle also if you need them. I appreciate any help I can get ...thank you!!

In your January 2000 Questions, someone asked about a two-toned Ginger beer seramic bottle with an oval circle mark near the bottom with the names "Grosvenor Glasgow" imprinted in it. You responded that you didn't know much, but some of your readers might have info. I was wondering if someone had responded to you with infomtaion on that particular bottle. If so, where might I find that information. Any help would be appreciated. Missi Green

Hello, i have this bottle that i have had for sometime now, And wanted to no if i should look its history up and if it is Worth my time. The writing on the bottom reads, bottle made in BELGIUM Then it has a funny looking v then a 6 then under that it Reads 0.5L then it has a funny looking indent, it also has Funny looking lines around its base. Oh i almost forgot it has a pretty top, It's bule. (The bottle color is a pretty BLUE) If i can get my carmera up and running i will send a picture. Thank you, hope you can help and i hope there is no charge for This information. If is do you know of a web sight i can go to that Shares free information. Thanks again, Victoria

Dear Digger, Together with my wife we have been travelling in West Africa. There accidentally we came across some thick deposits of glass, no doubt European in origin. But it would be very interesting to see if it is somehow possible to date them. I have collected some fragments and hope that the attached images (and a humble reconstruction) are sufficient to suggest the period of their use. Is it also possible to specify the place of production? I will appreciate any information. Thank You in advance, sincerely, Thomas.

I have a old bottle of Old Mock Whishey unopened in original box by A. PH. STITZEL Distiller Louisville Kentucky. Bottled in fall of 1933. Made in spring of 1916. If you can find any value and informaion on this it would be greatly appreciated. Recently came by a 10 sided HYND'S bottle embossed on three of the panels HYND'S TONIC; A.C.H. PURITA CO; BUFFALO, N.Y.. The opposite side from the embossing is a flat portion were perhaps a label had been. The bottle has a ring lip with a flat top. It stands 7 5/8" tall; clear in color; no clips or cracks; seam stops about 3/4" down from top. I would like to know: 1. The approximate age of the bottle. 2. What type of tonic? (for animals; people medicine; or perhaps hair tonic used by a barber, etc.) 3. What type of cork, cap or stopper was on the end. 4. Rarity or value of bottle. 5. What the contents might have retailed for in its day. 6. If a label did go on the flat portion of the bottle then what would it have said? Thanks, Ed

I have a cardboard package with a full bottle of Golden Medical discovery. It does not give any indication of its age. I know Dr. Pierce made this medicine in the 1890's but I don't know when he stopped. The ingredients are listed. I wonder if that is a clue. Anyway, I wonder if you could tell me how old my bottle is or if you can give me a range of dates. Thanks Al Ferriulo

I have a round bottle that says "Beadleston & Woerz." Then it has a picture of a man, a woman, a pineapple, and a "WB" Crest. Underneath of this it says "Empire Brewery," "New York", and finally "This bottle not to be sold." The bottle is clear with a light green tint and stands 9.25 inches high. Not sure about how to describe the lip. But it's round and the mold appears to go over the top of the lip. The lip of the bottle appears to be one inch from end to end. The base of the bottle is smooth and you can see air bubbles throughout the glass. It is not damaged or stained. I would like to know the age, rarity, value and history. Thanks. Tino

Hi there, I was going through my grandfathers vast collection of whiskey decanters and came across a few that interested me. One is a Liberty Bell made by Marita Spirits, another is a likeness of the Seattle Kingdome by Harvey Spirits, another is a Seattle Worlds Fair (Jim Beam, I think) likeness of the Space Needle, and the other is a likeness of a mallard duck, yet the bottle is covered in leather. Any insights would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Tony Rosenthal

Hey Digger, Off and on over the last few years i have excavated an old root cellar, or basement in my back yard. And one of the first bottles i found still baffles me as to its origins, and purpose. This little bottle cant be 2" tall, and has a glass dropper (or something) inside of it. There is a crude, uneven seam running vertically down 2 of the sides. And the inside appears to almost be blown, as it is uneven. The only markings it bears is on the bottom-- 6 f 104, and there appears to be an oddly shaped circle around those markings on the bottom. I apologize for the bad picture, but its kinda hard to photograph. Any information you have would put my mind at ease. Thanks. Jess Stuart, Coeur D Alene, ID

I just sent you an email regarding a bottle i dug, but i forgot to include the pictures. So here goes...thanks Jess Stuart

I have a bottle that shell oil used to sell their oil. It's 14and half inchs tall, holds 1 qt.of oil, clear glass,about 4 inchs in dia. Would like to know about how old it could be and does it have any value. Thank-you.

Hi. I am inquiring about a cathedral pickel bottle. It is blue, 8" h x 3"sq. It has 4 raised embossed panels, all with the cathedral arch. The 4 sides are marked as follows: WALBRIDGE co. DUNSMUR, CAL. CATHEDRAL BRAND CELEBRATED REMEDY CHIEF WAHOO ELECTRIC TONIC The bottom is marked WHEATON NG J or NC J - I can't really make out those last 3 characters. How can I tell if this is an original (with my luck, I doubt it), or a recast? It also has a miniscule seam running vertically and an indentation in the bottom middle. Thank you in advance for your time, Lisa

Do you know where I can buy antique "onion bottles"? All I know is they are very rare and old and were often used in pre-colonial times for whiskey (often by pirates). They are shaped like an onion and have a push-up bottom. Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Sharon

I have a bicentennial A&W mug. It is a teal mason jar with handle. It has the Liberty Bell and 1776- 1976 molded with the glass along with the A&W logo. Any idea of it's value, if any? C White Hi, My husband works for the railroad in Southern Tier NY/Northeastern PA and has found two old bottles. One of them is a Ballantine's whiskey bottle and we have written to the company for information. The other is a bottle that I cannot find any information on and was wondering if you could offer some ideas. It is a clear, one quart bottle with "Crown Jewel - Dant - Since 1836" encircling the shoulder. It has a 4" neck. The words: Federal Law Forbids Sale Or Re-Use of This Bottle" is above the Crown Jewel words. The bottom of the bottle has numbers on it arranged in various places. The numbers are: D-9, under that is 54- 64, and under that is 15. On the side are the numbers M-32-B57. There is also another marking that looks like an oval with a straight line in the middle. The bottom isn't smooth, more like raised dots. There are seams on both sides of the bottle that I think go all the way to the ridges for the screw top. There is also a little bump near the bottom of the bottle. There also looks to be mold seams at the top, under the Crown Jewel lettering, and at the base. I don't know if these are seams or stamp marks. I hope this description gives you enough to go on. Also, what does 'dant' mean? Is it a company/family name or does it describe something? Any information you could give me would be very much appreciated. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Debbie

I have four seasons drink bottles -spring, summer, fall and ,autumn , i believe they are old tang bottles. They have glass bottoms with green tops. I believe they are collectibles. Each bottle has a season on it.. But i cant find out info about them. From joanna I have a few oldies I dug up in my yard , nothing of high value but they look cool on the mantle except they are very dirty/stained. What is the best way to clean the crude/scale that formed on the inside + outside.

Can you tell me anything about this bottle? How old would it be and does it have any value? It reads "Amsterdam 1 Liter Erven Lucas Bols'T Lootsje" around the top and the cork says "Erven Lucas BOLS Anno 1575" Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thank you very much! Carla Davidson Canada

PI have recently acquired this bottle and was wondering if you could give me some background on it and possibly what it might be worth. The bottle is clear with SWAMP CHILL AND FEVER TONIC on the front.Swamp and Dixie labs inc. On one side and Fort Smith, ARK. On the other.The mold line goes all the way to top of the lip. The bottle measures 6 5/8" tall. It has a smooth bottom with an oval indentation and a 2 and a 5 with some sort of marking between the numbers. Thanks. Mike Reed

I found a sioux city sarsaparilla bottle in arevine about 150 yards from a plantation i was restoring. it is really cool. It is brown with a cowboy coming through saloon doors on one side and leaving on the other .it has a v with circle around it it on the bottom with the numbers 90 on left and 35 on right.it has the cap still on it the house has not been lived since 1943 .any info on age or value if any?Thank you .

Hello Digger, I read your article about cannabis bottles being worth between $100 and $200 but my question deals with a bottle that is full and has never been opened. I have a Powdered Extract Cannabis bottle that is round and 3 1/2" tall and made by H.K. MULFORD. The seam just goes over the shoulder and starts up the bottle neck. It also has the red paper seal on top of the cork that has: MULFORD LABORATORIES and a shield with FOR THE CONSERVATION OF LIFE printed on it. It has the original front label as well. I figure the bottle was made around the turn of the century and long before Sharp & Dohme bought them out in 1929. The bottom is embossed with the company name of H.K. Mulford Co and has three raised dots around the bottom rim as well as four raised dots around the bottle itself at the height of the top of the lalel. My questions are how much does the above add to the value of your price stated above and can I legally sell it to another collector without fear of breaking any controlled substance laws? I believe the shelf life is only a few years and it has long lost any potency. Thanks very much, Allan

Hello Digger, I read your article about cannabis bottles being worth between $100 and $200 but my question deals with a bottle that is full and has never been opened. I have a Powdered Extract Cannabis bottle that is round and 3 1/2" tall and made by H.K. MULFORD. The seam just goes over the shoulder and starts up the bottle neck. It also has the red paper seal on top of the cork that has: MULFORD LABORATORIES and a shield with FOR THE CONSERVATION OF LIFE printed on it. It has the original front label as well. I figure the bottle was made around the turn of the century and long before Sharp & Dohme bought them out in 1929. The bottom is embossed with the company name of H.K. Mulford Co and has three raised dots around the bottom rim as well as four raised dots around the bottle itself at the height of the top of the lalel. My questions are how much does the above add to the value of your price stated above and can I legally sell it to another collector without fear of breaking any controlled substance laws? I believe the shelf life is only a few years and it has long lost any potency. Thanks very much, Allan

Hello, I am trying to find information about an old brown stone jug. The bottom is marked patent pending 1894. This is like most old jugs with one unique exception. The top has two round spaces side by side. One is larger than the other and sealed, I guess this was for stacking. The smaller opening is for pouring. Please tell me anything you know about this or where I might find some more information. Thank you! N. Bliss

I have a clear 6 oz. Bottle ABM, with Royal Purple,or Purple Royal printed on the side, could you tell me anything about this product! I thought it might be some kind of soda or juice bottle! Thanks for your time

Hello, My father was "treasure hunting" at an old cannary site by Prince Rupert in British Columbia Canada,when he came apon an unusual bottle. the bottle is about a foot to ten inches tall and is a square with rounded edges.It is a aqua green colour,however it is translucent. Can you help? Salesman sample bottles 1. Caldwells syrup pepsin , clear, embossed, 2 in. Tall, stopper top 2. Dr. H.S. THACHERS CHOLERA MIXTURE , amber, embossed, 2 1/2 in. Tall, stopper top Just wanted to say I LOVE your site ,very informative. I am also sickly not able to resist any spot I know there are potential whole bottles and will risk almost anything to satisfy my need to find them and bring them home with me. I have a pretty nice ( OK it's huge ) collection and can't ever get enough. I would dig all day every day if I could. Some days I'd come home with buckets and buckets full and some days one bottle but still had just as much fun. Thanks for sharing all the info it's really helped me on a couple of things. Have a great day Lori PS Great nite digging stories reminded me of a couple of my own.

Pixjasonc Hey Digger , I have a old jar H have been useing as a change jar for about a decade , I got it from my Mom , and she got it from her dad. I am trying to find the value of it & possible way to sell , for about 6 years ago a man offered me a good sum of money for it , but I did not take it thinking it may be worth more , & since then , have not found out anything about it....Here it is , I believe it to be a old acid jar , it is clear , & the glass looks to be about 1/4 inch thick , with some air bubbles in the glass ,also stands about 25 1/2 inches , & the top, or neck i guess is folded over , & is 5/8 inch think about 2 inch down..Now on the bottom of the jar blown into the glass , the the center it has 13G " i assume 13 gallon , and above that it say MCAGSTD , and under the 13G it has 1940..i have a pic of it on a web site located here , "sorry pic is kinda fuzzy Hi, we have found about 20 bottles of various size whiskey bottles under the flooring of a 100 yr old house. One pint bottle made by Cummins Collins, of Louisville Kentucky. The seam appears to go to the top of the bottle. Color is, bronze. Have no clue if we have anything worth while, at this time. Can you advise of the best way to find out ? Any particular book from the library ? Thanks, Gabby Kirsch

Hi - I am trying to date bottles by shape - in other words - what shapes were introduced at what date - I am specifically looking for shapes that were available only in the 1830's and 1840's. Does any one have a page that shows this in chart form? Thanks a lot, Sally Sapienza

Hello Digger, I have two clevenger bottles one is green, has a dog on it and reads, "DOG - There are three faithful friends - an old wife - an old dog and ready money." On the bottom of the bottle it reads Clevenger Bros. Glass Wks. Clayton, NJ and the numbers 1-69. The second bottle is a light blue and has a pig on it, It reads "PIG Clean your finger before you point at my spots" It is marked with just C B on it's bottom. Thank you for any info you might know. Michelle Traylor

We have recently acquired a lot of the bottles show in the attached picture. They are marked TCW Co, SUR, USA. I know this refers to T.C. Wheaton Co., Millville, NJ, manufacturing since since 1888, but I wonder if I can find out how old these are and what they were originally for. This would be with an eye toward knowing how much to sell them for, of course. They hold 8oz, are 6 inches tall, 2 1/4 inches in diameter. There is an etched cap tied to each with string, and the cap has a little piece of paper enclosing it. There is an etched area on the front for labeling. They came in a gray wooden box with the lid nailed on. Thanks, Sheila Horst

Dear Sir, My friend of my have a Ball light green fruit jar quart size with a ball zinc lid included. My question is it has the letter "k"on one side and number "3" on the others side on the bottom of the jar, what does means? From my research I have not been able to find a meaning. Please help?

Dear Sir, My friend of my have a Ball light green fruit jar quart size with a ball zinc lid included. My question is it has the letter "k"on one side and number "3" on the others side on the bottom of the jar, what does means? From my research I have not been able to find a meaning. Please help? My mother found a bottle while clearing some land in Alabama and is wondering if it is worth anything. The bottle is 16oz has the date 1973 and is marked Jumbo. There are a couple of birds painted on it maybe seagulls. Any idea what this is? Hoping you can help me.

Friend gave me an old medicine bottle. Sure it contained opium. Would like to know its age, where it came from, and approximate value. Here is what I know about it... Hgt: 12.7 cm Wdth: 5.5 cm Light aqua color Mouth of bottle is round, mold seam stops, lip is square band Shape of bottle is ovate Base of bottle is open pontil or may be smooth base, not sure Embossed with raised print, writing upper says: LORD'S then picture of a man with arms stretched out, broken crutch in right hand left knee bent up in the air other half of broken crutch on ground under right knee he is wearing a long overcoat writing lower says: OPODEL DOC Appears to have no cracks, chips, color is clear Any help you can give me would be appreciated. Thank you Tammy

Digger? Hi, I came across your page while looking on the net for information on some medicine bottles that I have. I have a book, Kovel's Bottles Price List, but I can't find them there or on the net?? Here are a few, I have also enclosed e-mail pictures of each bottle. Thanks...Keith Gustin

SHILO - A palliative or relief for Coughs ,colds, horseness, whooping cough, sore throat. Prepared only by S. C. WELLS & CO Laboratories: leroy, N.Y. Toronto, Can.Small Size (Entered according to Act of Congress in 1873 by S. C. Wells, etc...The bottle is full with a metal and wire cap. Label is complete and I still have the original red box (in excellent shape) and all enclosed literature including a pamphlet entitled Something Good to Drink. On one side of bottle is the words ESTABLISHED in the other side are the words IN 1870. On the back of the bottle are the words S. C. WELLS & COMPANY. Embossed on the bottom is the number 6. Also embossed above the label is 2 OZ for the size.

Dr. Fenners GOLDEN RELIEF Originated by Dr. M. M. Fenner in 1872. To Relieve Inflamination and Pain. Compounded by S. C. WELLS & Co Le Roy, NY. The bottle is full with a metal cap that says TO OPEN TURN. Label is complete and I still have the original box (in bad shape) and an advertisement for SHILO. On one side of bottle is the words ESTABLISHED in the other side are the words IN 1870. On the back of the bottle are the words S. C. WELLS & COMPANY. Embossed on the bottom is the number 6. Also embossed above the label is 4 OZ for the size.

Dewitt's WHITE PINE and TAR Cough Syrup Compound. Mentholated Price 25cents. Prepared only at the Laboratories of E. C. Dewitt & CO., Inc Chicago New York The bottle is full with a cork stopper. Label is complete and I still have the original red box (in excellent shape) and all enclosed literature. Embossed on the bottom of the bottle in a within a diamond shape is the letter (I). The box says this is a 1 7/8 FL Oz.

OUR BABY COUGH SYRUP For Coughs, Colds and Whooping Cough. Cures Coughs, Colds and Whooping Cough in Children. There is a complete label on the front and back. Half of the front label looks like itis written in German?? On the back label it says ...IN... MEDICINE Quality is the first IMPORTANCE Only Pure Drugs Dispensed Prepared for James H. Smellie Chemist Hammondsport N.Y. Bottle is empty. I still have the original box although it is in rough shape. The box has a photograph of a child dressed in a suit. Contains 2 minims Chlortoform to the Fluid Ounce, 12 1/2 Per Cent Alcohol and Carmel. I can't find who made it.

Dr. W. B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin and Herb Laxative Compound. Pepsin Syrup Co. Sole Proprietors MONTICELLO, ILL., U.S.A. Recommended for CONSTIPATION and its associated ills. Revised Label adopted Nov 1. 1906. Contents 12 Fl Ozs. There is a complete label on the front. The bottle is full with a cork stopper. The box is in excellent condition and comes with enclosed literature. The back of the box is written in Spanish. The enclosed literature has information in Greek, Yiddish, German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, Portugese and Sweedish.on. The bottle is embossed on one side with PEPSIN SYRUP COMPANY and the other side has MONTICELLO, ILL On the back is embossed Dr. W. B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin

Here's the story Caldwell Bottles

Foley's Kidney Cure. Manufactured by Foley and Co, Chicago. Label front and back. Bottom half of front label is written in it loks like German. Label on the back (which covers embossed letters reads SPECIAL Notice. While FOLEY's KIDNEY CURE will cure any case of Kidney or Bladder Diseasethat is not beyond the reach of medicine, it cannot be expected to make new kidney's for any one, or for one bottle to cure a servere case of Kidney or Bladder Disease, etc. Etc. Bottles are empty. I have one bottle that is CLEAR and one bottle that is BROWN, the clear bottle is slightly smaller than the brown and they are about 7" tall. The clear bottle is missing most of the back label. I have an original box that is in bad shape One side of the bottle's say FOLEY & CO the other side of the bottles say CHICAGO. U>S>A and the embossing under the label says FOLEY'S KIDNEY AND BLADDER CURE

PARKS COUGH SYRUP. Prks Royal Medicine Co., Ltd Le Roy N.Y. U.S.A. Relief for Asthma, Bronchitis, Croup and Whooping Cough. I have 4 un-opened bottles. Three of the bottles are completely sealed in their original boxes while the fourth doesn't have a box. I will describe the one without the box and assume that the others are the same. Complete label on the front. Cork stopper. Embossed on the back is PARK'S COUGH SYRUP FOR THROAT AND LUNGS PARKS ROYAL MEDICINE CO, LTD LE ROY, NY. U. S. A NEW LIFE WINE TONIC BITTERS Not over 21% alcohol. Manufactured from Pure California Sweet Wine by Vida Nueva Company. Manufactures of MEDICINAL WINES. Los Angeles Calif. U. S. A. Marked on Bottle with the copyright sign and 1926. Bottle is full, has a complete colorful label with a bare chested man eating a squeezed grape and has a metal screw on top. Brown bottle and net contents are 14 ozs.

I have three decanters that were given to me years ago. One is of the Titanic and contained Kentucky Straight Burbon. It is about 18" long and on the bottom it reads "Liquor Bottle 185 RMS Titanic, created by Paul Lux 1970." It is a very attractive decanter. The second is a decanter of a man on a motorcycle.It is about 10" high and 12'' long. It has writing on the bottom as well that reads " Heritage China, 1971 RH-22 Ezra Brooks". It too contained Kentucky Straight Burbon. The third is a decanter of the crow in a tux. No writing on the bottom, but a label on the side states that it is "OLD CROW, bottled in Frankfort, Kentucky. Can you give me a direction for some help on value. Thanks Mike

What can you tell me about a nu way bleach 5 gal glass bottle? Where can i find simular products and appraisal quotes? Thank You

I came across a clear glass bottle 8.5" tall 2" round at the base and 7.5" around the middle. It holds roughly 8OZ. On the bottom the following engravings can be seen. Top line 3 I(in a circle) 58 Second line 2(in a circle) Third line G-2797 Any idea about this. I understand it may be a 1958 bottle mfg by Owens Illinois. Thanks for your Help. John

Hello Mr. Odell: I have an 'old looking' pottery bottle about 12" high with "Wynand Fockink, Amsterdam" inscribed near the top of the bottle. Internet research tells me that this is a distillery in Amsterdam dating back to 1679 (to present). The bottle itself is a shiny brownish red clay colour with some very worn gold and green paint(?) Marks. (Sorry no picture available). Any further information or insight into the bottle and its value would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help and attention. Cheers, C. Fletcher-Dagenais (Ontario, Canada)

I have seen some large (up to 24" high) bottles in an antique shop that I am very curious about. These were wrapped with cord. What kind of bottles are these? They were of various shades of clear, or very light green. My cousin has a limited edition memento of america's 200 birthday 1776-1976 . Its in the shape of a liberty bell its called a bicentennial philidelphia blended whiskey bottle and is 24k gold plated. He would like to sell it and is trying to establish value. Hi, Attached you will find some pictures of the two items I would like to know anything you know about them, value included. The bottle is green, has a babyface front & back, 9.75 " tall, says BROOKFIELD BABYTOP, LIQUID, ONE QUART. The seal says" cleanliness quality purity wash bottles return daily". The seam along the side looks like it stops before instead of going over the lip. I bought it a place in Canada for $30 canadian. The other picture has a cobalt blue base and on the bottom reads PROPERTY OF EMERSON DRUG CO. BALTIMORE, MD. I guess the handle (that's what I call it) is pewter, 9" tall, the little round handle thing is removable and says open and close & PAT # 1,772,377. If you dropped something in the top hole & twisted the handle to open, it would fall down into whatever was on the base, like a bottle? I've had it for at least 25 years, and I'm not exactly sure where we found it, but as kids my father would take us bottle hunting on Camano Island, Washington where he cleared land & found lots of old homesteads. I look forward to your reply. Thank you in advance. Melanie

Hi, Attached you will find some pictures of the two items I would like to know anything you know about them, value included. The bottle is green, has a babyface front & back, 9.75 " tall, says BROOKFIELD BABYTOP, LIQUID, ONE QUART. The seal says" cleanliness quality purity wash bottles return daily". The seam along the side looks like it stops before instead of going over the lip. I bought it a place in Canada for $30 canadian. The other picture has a cobalt blue base and on the bottom reads PROPERTY OF EMERSON DRUG CO. BALTIMORE, MD. I guess the handle (that's what I call it) is pewter, 9" tall, the little round handle thing is removable and says open and close & PAT # 1,772,377. If you dropped something in the top hole & twisted the handle to open, it would fall down into whatever was on the base, like a bottle? I've had it for at least 25 years, and I'm not exactly sure where we found it, but as kids my father would take us bottle hunting on Camano Island, Washington where he cleared land & found lots of old homesteads. I look forward to your reply. Thank you in advance. Melanie

I have an amber (approx) 12in tall glass bottle with spout and says absolutely pure milk. Would you know the value of this bottle? Thanks angela

My name is Brandy and I have a bottle of old weller Kentucky bourbon #2283 in almost perfect condition the bottle was given to me by my sons grandfather about 13 years ago I have contacted Julian Van Winkle about this he said the bourbon was bottled by his father in the 1960's I am enclosing with this email a few pics of the bottle I would like to find out its value if any? I will also contact the digger site regarding this. Thank you for your time, Brandy Henning

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I have two bottles, One is a large jug type with a small loop handle, but they both have the same symbol on the bottom. I have searched the internet for hours and cannot find out what it is. It is an A underneath what looks like a funny looking H, the H has has a short top and longer bottom lines with the A in the middle of the bottom. One large jug has numbers raised on the bottom I-K-439. This jug was found in an old cabin. I thought maybe it was anchor hocking trademark, but more i read, i did not think so. Can you help me with this? Thank you. Paulette

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