April 2003 Questions

APRIL 2003 QUESTIONS

Digger Odell Publications © 2000

Subject: bubble up bottling, graham Texas

Date: 01-04-2003

Do you have any information concerning the bubble up bottling in graham Texas we have a whistle, and a vess cola bottles that were bottled there.

Word Mark BUBBLE-UP : an Unfermented, Non-Alcoholic, Non-Cereal, Maltless Beverage for Use as a Soft Drink. FIRST USE: 1917. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1917.  Filing Date August 13, 1919. Registration Date April 12, 1921 Owner (REGISTRANT) Sweet Valley Products Co., The CORPORATION OHIO Sandusky OHIO (LAST LISTED OWNER) MONARCH BEVERAGE COMPANY INC., , BY CHANGE OF NAME DELAWARE 1100 JOHNSON FERRY ROAD, N.E. ATLANTA GEORGIA 30342.

Word Mark WHISTLE : NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES SOLD AS SOFT DRINKS AND SYRUPS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF THE SAME. FIRST USE: 1916. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1916. Filing Date January 10, 1916.  Registration Date April 25, 1916 Owner (REGISTRANT) ORANGE WHISTLE CO. CORPORATION MISSOURI 307 NORTH MAIN STREET ST. LOUIS MISSOURI (LAST LISTED OWNER) BCB MANUFACTURING USA, INC. CORPORATION ASSIGNEE OF DELAWARE 2525 SCHUETZ ROAD MARYLAND HEIGHTS MISSOURI 63043

Word Mark VESS : NON-ALCOHOLIC MALTLESS BEVERAGES, SOLD AS SOFT DRINKS AND SYRUPS THEREFOR AND CARBONATED WATER. FIRST USE: 1930. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1930.  Filing Date October 18, 1944.  March 11, 1952 Owner (REGISTRANT) VESS DRY COMPANY OF OHIO CORPORATION OHIO 1055 WEST FIFTH AVENUE COLUMBUS OHIO (LAST LISTED OWNER) COTT BEVERAGES INC. CORPORATION BY CHANGE OF NAME GEORGIA 5405 CYPRESS CNETER DRIVE, STE 100 TAMPA FLORIDA 33609

All of your bottles were major National brands with bottling plants scattered over the country.  In 1900, Texas had 139 bottling plants with Dallas having the most with six.  By 1954, Texas had 287 bottling plants.  I do not have specific information about the particular plant about which you asked.  Digger

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Subject: Wolfe's Aromatic Schnapps Glass Dispenser

Date: 02-04-2003

  Hello,  I recently purchased an old Wolfe's Aromatic Schnapps Glass Dispenser at an estate sale. I collect shot-glasses and at the time I assumed this was a 19th century shotglass. Now I think it may be a bitters dispenser.  The glass is relatively heavy with a lot of bubble flaws in it. It stands 3 1/8" high . The bottom of 1 1/2" is solid and the painted label is almost mint.  It would be greatly appreciated if you could let me know any info. in regards to age , rarity, value etc. I have included a photo.  Many thanks for your time  Patrick 

I doubt that it is 19th century based on the fact that the label is an applied colored label.  This process was not invented until 1932. I suspect it to be about 1940-1950 at the earliest.  I have no idea about the value.  Digger

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 From: HITSMANN 

To: Digger

Subject: help me

Date: 02-04-2003

  i have a wine bottle the shape of an old man with a riffle and dog, on the  bottom it has a sticker that says collectors item vento wine Cleveland, Ohio,  made in italy than on the other side it say mindestinhalt lo,5 that's not a  sticker it's engraved i never heard of this company and I lived in Cleveland  for the last 31years.do you know of this company , and is the bottle worth  anything. I also have 4 other bottles from the same company they have  horoscope signs (Libra, Aries) thank you for any information you can give me.   Lora Hitsman

I sure get a boat load of questions about Vento Bottles.  The Cleveland Company imported dozens of figural type bottles of wine from Italy. I have not been able to find a shred of information about the company itself.  Most of the botles sell four about $10.  Digger

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 From: Tammy Landwehr beebop 

To: Digger

Subject: Dr. Miles Medical Co.

Date: 03-04-2003

  I just found a bottle marked Dr. Miles Medical Co. and was trying to find info.

Lots written here in these pages about Dr. Miles.

He turned his famous Nervine into a major drug company, Miles Medical Laboratory. More Dr Miles

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 From: Paul Warner Jr. pwarner2 rochester.rr0 

To: Digger

Subject: Bols Ballerina

Date: 03-04-2003

  Hi Digger..I know you must get a lot of questions about the Bols Ballerina Bottle. My Grandparents passed away a couple of months ago and left me this bottle that I have loved from the time I was a little girl. It is in mint condition with the original seal Ballerina with a red dress that plays "Blue Danube" also has the Apricot Brandy (I am thinking it must be pretty strong by now). I was just wondering if this Bottle is worth anything just out of curiosity..Thanks Paulita

Probably around $10.00 Digger

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 From: Jhudleston 

To: Digger

Subject: Elvis whiskey decanters

Date: 04-04-2003

  Sir, I have been ask to find out what would be the value of these decanters.  The come in sets of three, are music boxes, and the seal has not been broken  they were purchased shortly after his death. any help will be appreciated.

There appear to be quite a few different musical decanters in Elvis' memory. Many of them sell for very little $10-$20 and are of very poor quality.

Others like those released in 1983 by the McCormick Distilling Co. with a wooden base music box is playing "You Saw Me Crying In The Chapel" or other songs were. designed by sculptor, David R. Klahn, who is internationally-famed sell for $75 or so.

Digger

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 From: Jenn

To: Digger

Subject: Hello

Date: 04-04-2003

  Hi, Maybe you can help me I have a green bottle EG BOOZ log cabin whiskey bottle Some traits seem real other not is my bottle worth anything? I DONT KNOW. If you need better pics ill try.  My husband dug this out of the ground about 35 years ago when he was a kid, in Pennsylvania

  

It certainly looks cruder than most of the other reproductions of this bottle but it is still not an original.  Digger

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 From: mary ann

To: Digger

Subject: Clevenger reproductions

Date: 04-04-2003

  Hi,  I have acquired a number of Clevenger reproduction bottles, still with labels. I tried to sell one, (shaped like a crown, amber colored,) on eBay and was unsuccessful. Do these bottles have any value and how many did they produce?  Thanks for your help. MaryAnn Charlotte, Vermont

They do but it is a highly specialized area of collecting and the common ones probably will be difficult to sell for much.  Perhaps you starting bid was too high.  Digger.

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From: Outlawsprintfan 

To: Digger

Subject: coon hollow whiskey

Date: 04-04-2003

  I have what I believe to be a prohibition era whiskey bottle.....It is brown  in color, has the outline of a tree with a coon on it. Has B.C. Distillery,  New WestMinster B.C. on it and of course "coon hollow whiskey"! I don't  expect that it is exceptionally rare or anything, but it certainly is  different. The only thing rare I know of is any information on it other than  the family that obtained the distillery around the 20's I think. Any info  would be appreciated and you seem to be the "go to" man.  Thanks, Tami

Sounds like one of those Canadian companies that decided to get in on the action when the United States declared Prohibition.  It would have the most value to a Canadian collector, although collecting prohibition era whiskies is getting more popular.  The best ones have original labels. Digger

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 From: RalfW 

To: Digger

Subject: W.W.Lake

Date: 05-04-2003

  Several months ago I contacted you on my collection. Where would I find patents on the bottling company. recently found base with small side of a soda bottle that has a large L on it but have never seen this style before. could some one give info as to whom I can contact? ralfw

Tracking it down might be difficult.  The best source would be knowledgeable collectors. They might recognize the bottle even form a shard.  There were thousands of bottling companies and probably hundreds beginning with the letter L.  It is going to be tough to find information with so little to go on.  Digger.

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 From: Bob & Carol Brooks

To: Digger

Subject: strange words

Date: 05-04-2003

  Hello, My brother, who works construction, found a dump site in Austin (southern) Minn. Neither of us as collectors buy he has had fun looking at and cleaning some of his finds.  He told me of some unusual words embossed on one. It has us puzzled.  Kronthall (then a trademark) Minimal Quellen August Thieman Tannaus, Massachusetts then a W in a square, then No. (underlined on the o) 110  Does this seems familiar?  Thanks for your time,  Carol Brooks twobrooks

No it does not.  It sounds German and may have been a pharmacy bottle. Digger

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From: Rpagesales 

To: Digger

Subject: CastleFord (picture of a castle)

Date: 06-04-2003

  Qestion: I purchased this at a garage sale. This bottle has a lead ball in it  which seems to block the top when you turn it over. The glass is blue and it  says extra thick. How old is it? What was it use for.  Bob 

Looks like a 1900s Codd bottle.  It was used for soda.  the marble stopped the flow of the liquid.  Digger

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 From: Terry Bridget

To: Digger

Subject: hi from tenn

Date: 06-04-2003

  Hello my name is Bridget I've live in Springfield Tenn. I found a bottle about 30 year ago on my grandmother farm, which i found the bottle in a real old barn, I was wonder if you could give me any information on it? it is a amber color bottle on the top of the bottle it has Gal-----64oz------1/2gal the bottle of the bottle has 10 and 9 ROMAN CLEANSER BLEACH REG-PATPEND 3 Thank you for you time Bridget

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These amber bottles are very common.  Most date between 1930-1950.  Trademark information: Word Mark ROMAN : BLEACH-DISINFECTANT, STARCH, AMMONIA, FABRIC SOFTENER. FIRST USE: 1919. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1919 (EXPIRED)  Owner (REGISTRANT) ROMAN CLEANSER COMPANY CORPORATION MICHIGAN 2700 E. MCNICHOLS ROAD DETROIT MICHIGAN 48212.  they are no longer in business.  Digger

Here's more: Bleach Bottles

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 From: Cheri Fleck tinkers

To: Digger

Subject: Virginia Dare

Date: 07-04-2003

  Hello digger! Love your website and all of your fabulous information!  I can find a lot of information on Virginia Dare wine bottles, but not the one that I have. It's embossed (the lettering is all raised) on a clear glass bottle...just shy of the normal height of today's wine bottles. It has the gorgeous eagle emblem at the top and then says "Garrett's American Wines", Garret & Co., Inc., producers of Virginia Dare (at an angle) wine, New York" The bottom is embossed with "refilling prohibited, Des. Pat. No. 101182" and just above the patent number is 1734 and some symbols. Any clue as to the age of this bottle? Your help is most appreciated.  Thanks!  Cheri Fleck

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The first use of the name for wines was 1891. The Patent embossed on the base is for the bottle shown below. It was designed by George Smith assignor to the Olean Glass company and probably commissioned by the Garrett Company in 1936.  So, I would say your bottle dates after 1936. Digger

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 From: Pat Barton patandphil

To: Digger

Subject: Bolshoi Vodka

Date: 07-04-2003

  Dear Digger, I have a 25oz cylindrical bottle with a curvy lip, and on the stopper which is hollow glass with a ring of cork around it.is the i.d. # 3073499 (1957). The bottle has the label on which says Bolshoi vodka, distilled from an original formula under the personal supervision of D. Kovachevich (master distiller). It came from Joseph E. Seagram & Sons LTD, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Dist 1 port 8k. The bottle is clear but looks really unusual, do you think it is worth anything? many thanks, P. Barton

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Yes it is unusual.  It is a gemel type bottle which is a group of bottles having multiple and separate compartments.  I have not seen yours before and would guess empty about $15.00 Digger.

 From: jamesfielden

To: Digger

Subject: Garnier Liqueurs Flacon Trio

Date: 07-04-2003

  Sir,  I picked up this bottle at an auction this week end. I have looked for information on the internet to no avail. Not a lot of information in English on Garnier Liqueur's either. Can you help me?   Jim Fielden 

Not much.  Some of the general bottle book which can be found in the Big book stores and malls have some Garnier bottles listed with prices.  Digger

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From: Carrie Kiely

To: Digger

Subject: date this!

Date: 08-04-2003

  Dear Digger,   a friend brought me this bottle, and I'm having trouble coming up with a good date for him. the lip is hand-blown, straight with a smooth top. the side seams indicate blown-in-mold manufacture, which makes me want to tell him that the bottle was made in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. but the bottom has an embossed stamp with a capital "A" inside a circle, which seems to be inside an Owens ring, but I'm not sure about that. my maker's mark reference has that same stamp listed, and says it was registered by the American Glass Works in 1905. I'd appreciate any information you could send me. i hope you can see the pictures.   thanks, Carrie Kiely

I'd agree with that assessment- about 1900-1918. Digger    

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 From: lori greenman

To: Digger

Subject: coke

Date: 09-04-2003

  I have some 64oz coca cola bottles., Would appreciate any info you may have or where to ask thanks laurie

Check out Petretti's Coca Cola Collectibles Price Guide.  Digger

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 From: Jacqueline L. Riggs JRiggs -

To: Digger

Subject: Question

Date: 10-04-2003

  On the site link below, you tell someone that their bottle isn't worth much unless it has the label but you don't say what it would be worth if it had the label. I am trying to research my own bottle which does have the label and stumbled across your comments. I can't afford to buy a book for every item I have to research and have not been able to locate a price on this particular item though I have found that it is supposedly highly collectible. Can you help me here?

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 From: Jacqueline L. Riggs

To: Digger

Subject: My apologies

Date: 10-04-2003

  I should have identified the item - it is the Mrs. Stewarts Liquid Bluing Bottle.

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 From: George Bareis geofred

To: Digger

Subject: whitney mason patd 1858 green

Date: 10-04-2003

  Hi Digger,  Was wondering what you might be able to tell me about this jar. History, value, etc  Thanks,  George Bareis

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From: LEAH GOODWIN

To: Digger

Subject: unusual find

Date: 11-04-2003

  I have a bottle found in an attic, on the bottom it is marked " DES.PAT.73096" there above it is a little symbol of some kind. There is a picture of a man on the bottle, and other stuff. It also has the Federal Law Forbids thing up by the neck of the bottle. Can you tell me what kind of bottle this is and the value? I have attached a pict. Thank You Leah  pg

Here's the original patent for your bottle.  Looks like John Paul Jones Whiskey to me. One with a label and no "Federal Law Forbidss the Resale or Reuse" embossing sold for about $60.  digger

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From: renglefield

To: Digger

Subject: Hires Carbonated Beverages

Date: 11-04-2003

  Hires Carbonated Beverages soda bottle Lable  Hires  Carbonated   Beverages Letters are raised diamond shaped. Size, especially the height is 9 5/8 inches. Mouth of the bottle may have had a cap on the lip, mold seam stops  below the lip. Base of the bottle is rounded and smooth and inside is very un-even. Shape of the bottle is rounded and glass is bubbled. No marking on base. Color is aqua. Condition is good. Found in a mining dump, east of Nevada City CA. 1950's Canít find anything to compare it with. Can you help.  Richard Englefield

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 From: Moore, Judy

To: 'Digger

Subject: torpedo-shaped Codd

Date: 11-04-2003

  Hey Digger! Thanks for your website. I am a beginning collector/seller, and don't know much at this point and am finding your site fascinating. I just came from a yard-sale where I purchased 5 "Codd" bottles that are all embossed. Haven't had time to do research, but the elderly man told me they were an ocean-find in Bermuda. One is a "torpedo" shaped Codd that says "Cosling Bros Bermuda" on the front and on the back it says "Cannington Shaw & Co Ld" "Makers" "Sthelens Encd." and this is the one I was wondering about. They are all embossed, but haven't had the chance to look at the others yet.

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 From: Daniel Tidwell

To: Digger

Subject: jw Dant

Date: 11-04-2003

  I have a Bottle that is a ft sill centennial 1869-1969. molded crockery with an eagle on the front and 2 tanks on the back. It has an unbroken seal 4/5 quart Kentuckey strait bourbon wiskey 86 proof aged 100 months. I am looking to find somthing about it. Any real value or is it a good special occasion opener?   Clueless

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 From: Myra Smith

To: Digger

Subject: Lincoln Bottling Co.

Date: 12-04-2003

  Hello,  I am looking for any information on a bottle that has come into my possession. It is approximately 12 inches high -- light green in color. On the front -- says Lincoln Bottling Co. Trade Mark in Middle which consists of large L over a large B with CO in the middle of the letters. Also says Chicago, IL. Same trademark on the bottom of the bottle. Near the bottom -- it says "GRAHAM 139 LQS". Any information on this company or bottle?  Myra Smith

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 From: Snillocsd 

To: Digger

Subject: Cole Chemical Co.

Date: 12-04-2003

  Dear Digger,  What an interesting site you have! I am a descendant of B.L. Cole, who ran Cole Chemical Co., a patent medicine business in St. Louis, and I wondered what you know about the company.  Deirdre Collins

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 From: Juliet Wesley

To: Digger

Subject: hey

Date: 13-04-2003

  hello digger i was wondering about this strange bottle me and my father came across when we were fishing at the river it is a Brandimist bottle that has in small letters underneath the name "Trade Mark REC U.S. OFF" and near the bottom of the bottle it says Brandimist CO. Bottle Patd. May 1926. Cont.G Fld.OZS then on the bottom of the bottle it has  BEVERAGE 9 2 HALL 1 COMPANY  If you know anything about this please tell me

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 From: Don Ball

To: Digger

Subject: dickel tennessee first bottling

Date: 14-04-2003

  Hi,  I have a bottle of Dickel Tennessee Whiskey. It is a 1964, first bottling (October), in it's original box, original seal with a leather holster attached. Give me an idea of what this is worth.  Thank you,  Don

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 From: Jeff Noordsy

To: jeffnhol together0

Subject: eBay Fraud Alert!!!

Date: 15-04-2003

  Over the past several days there have been a number of fraudulent items posted on eBay under the following eBay userIds     jamescoba      brianhudson45      The sellers DO NOT OWN these bottles. The photos and description have been copied from various bottle websites, including our own. When the potential buyer uses "buy it now" they are then asked to wire the funds to a bank in Ireland. If you make the mistake of actually sending money, you will lose ALL of your investment. DO NOT BE A VICTIM OF THIS SCAM!!!! Please eMail me if you have any questions.     Jeff Noordsy     

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 From: elaine01

To: Digger

Subject: need help, please

Date: 15-04-2003

  I was hoping you could help me identify these two bottles that I purchased at an estate sale. #1 is a stoneware bottle; light tan colored bottom and darker at top. It has flower's across the front with vines, all in high relief and painted a dark gold color. It is round and tapers at the mouth of bottle. It is marked Grosvenor Glascow with the #1 in the middle.I have shown this bottle to quite a few antique dealers and they all say they don't have a clue about it. #2 is a dark brown bottle with a screw top. It has a fish impessed into the front. The only markings are a #4 and three 1's on the bottom, there is a circle around one of the #1's.bottle is impressed on all sides with what looks like fish scale decoration. It is a rectangular shape. I'm going to try to attach picture's of them, but I am new at this so I hope it works. I would appreciate any history and price info you have. I love your site, very informative and fun. Thank you, Elaine Roberts

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 From: SAMARL  

To: Digger

Subject: Bol's Ballerina Gold Liqueur

Date: 16-04-2003

  Have a bottle of Bol's Ballerina Gold Liqueur which must be about 50 years  old. It has a wind-up dancing doll encased within the gold-flaked liqueur;  in a cardboard box. Bottle has never been opened. What's its value and who  would like to get it? Samarl

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 From: lhana

To: Digger

Subject: for informations

Date: 16-04-2003

  Dear Digger I wanna have some informations about v.ayelense bottles tanks

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 From: Sonya Tison

To: Digger

Subject: 

Date: 16-04-2003

  Hello   Do you have an idea of what in that object?   PAT'D SEPT. 1860 APRIL 1874 ?   You can see the picture too       Thank you very much   Sonya Tison  Attachments: 2mystere.gif

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 From: Pat Parker

To: Digger

Subject: Black Glass

Date: 16-04-2003

  Hi, I purchased a bottle and have no Idea where it came from or what it was used for.  The bottle is black glass and has the words Croydon Dines & Williamson Richmond engraved on it. Please help. Thanks Pat

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    From: Ray Price

To: Digger

Subject: 

Date: 17-04-2003

  Hi I used to work laying water pipes in London. This bottle is 4 inches in height and looks hand blown. The bottom feels smooth although uneven.CAn you give me approximate date, value and rarity. Many thanks  Ray 

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 From: Dennaud 

To: Digger

Subject: lucas bols ao1575, bols ballerina

Date: 18-04-2003

  dear digger, I have a bottle it has the dancing ballerina in it.the music is  Le   Bleu Danube. It has the gold liqueur in it. My mother found it in pittsburgh  at a yard sale. Just wondering how old this bottle is? and what it is worth?  the seal was never broken. thank you Audrey   i

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 From: KLK8348 

To: Digger

Subject: WHALE OIL

Date: 19-04-2003

  HELLO,  I HAVE A CONTAINER 12 INCHES HIGH AND ABOUT 6 INCHES AROUND CONTAINING  WHAT I BELIEVE TO BE NYE'S (THE CAPTURE CELEBRATED) 30%F.C.T.-B.W. SPERM  OIL). ANY IDEA'S WHAT IT'S VALUE IS? OR THE HISTORY. IT WAS MANUFACTURED AT  WM. F. NYE, INC. NEW BEDFORD MASS. USA   KATHLEEN L.  KELLEY

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 rom: Mare913729

To: Digger

Subject: Please help me!

Date: 19-04-2003

  Hi Digger,  I need help. My grandfather had a liquor bottle that had a music box  with a dancing ballerina in it. When my grandfather passed away my cousin  threw it out. I have such great memories of him sitting with me and  listening to the music and watching the ballerina. I have to find another  one.    Please help me!  Sincerely,  Marianne

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 From: w4mexico 

To: Digger

Subject: Old Flask Found

Date: 20-04-2003

  My son recently dug up an old flask. It is a clear, one pint flask and says  "Federal Law forbids sale or use of this bottle" on the back of the bottle.  The bottom of the bottle are the numbers as follows: 69 5361 6. The second  line reads "D 126". There is a "2" on the far left hand side and a character  that looks like a fancy "T" on the far right. The very last like says "Made  in USA". There are raised designs (various shapes such as oblong circles)  all over the bottle. At the top of the bottle there is a smooth area that is  in the shape of a badge or a shield where some sort of label could have been.   Underneath that there is another smooth area about 2 1/2" wide by 4" long  where another label could have been. Any ideas? What is it worth? Thanks  for your time.  D. Wilson

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 From: dale

To: Digger

Subject: Harrison's Columbian master ink inquiry

Date: 21-04-2003

  Digger,  Very interesting column. I have recently acquired a very large-----11 1/8"----aqua colored 12-sided ink bottle. It says in raised print along 3 panels "Harrison's Columbian Ink". There are lots of bubbles but no damage to the glass. Can you assist me with determining the value and age? Thanks, Dale

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 From: The Rice Family

To: Digger

Subject: more info on dr. low's

Date: 21-04-2003

  my father has just dug up a large collection of medicine bottles one of them is a dr. low's magnetic liniment bottle. it still has the cork in the bottle and liquid inside the bottle .it is approx. 5 1/2" tall clear and square if you have any info i would appreciate it.

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 From: The Rice Family

To: Digger

Subject: greenseal select

Date: 21-04-2003

  Do you have any info on greenseal select bottom rim of bottle says pure and without drugs or poisons made by bottling works co toledo ohio and on back of bottle no. 14. it appears to have a green tint to bottle. Also found is what i am assuming is a lid to a bottle and it is blue and says a heapind dessert spoonful and also this cup holds. around the rim of it are the numbers 1-12 any info would be much appreciated thanks

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 From: Tom-WB3A

To: Digger

Subject: Dawson's vinegar

Date: 22-04-2003

  Howdy,  I've notice a couple of questions involving Dawson's vinegar bottles and you have some info regarding Dawson Brothers (RE and Derwood). Could you let me know where you found the info on the Dawson Brothers?  thanks  Tom Dawson

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 From: SANDYS.

To: DIGGER

Subject: 

Date: 22-04-2003

  Hi digger,... I have 2 bottles that iassume are valuable...but i know nothing about bottle Collecting. My grandfather has been dead about 45 years.he died when he was about 65 Or 70 years old. He had been retired for some time before that. He worked In the iron ore mines of chestnut yard, galax/fries virginia. He carried One of these bottles to work with him every day for his drinking water. The Bottle is in excellent shape...aqua greenish...and water is printed in the Glass on the bottle. It has a bubbleish looking bottom. It doesnt have a Cork or lid. Also, the bottle stands about 12 -16 inches tall and about 6 Inches across in a rectangular shape. I also have another bottle that was given to me by my ex husband. It is round And about 12 - 16 inches tall also.the entire bottle is cut squares and extremely Heavy. It is clear glass. On the bottom it is carved in a asterisk pattern About 1/4 in deep (*)(kind of like a star pattern). I have no idea where That came from or when.  If you need photos, i would have to send themto you.my computer doesnt have That capability. But i would be willing to do that if you think you could Help me!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for your time.... Sandy sutherland 

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 From: John

To: Digger

Subject: 

Date: 22-04-2003

  Ihave found a very strange bottle in a very old site during excavation. = I am not a avid collector,but I do save old bottles from digs. this = bottle is 9.5 inches high, about 2 .5 inches in dia. it is clear with a = slight green tint . the glass is very thick and has alot of air pockets.  the moldseam stops at the base of the lip. the lip is 1 inch high with = a slight taper. the strangest part of the bottle is the bottom. it is = round. the seam goes down one side across the bottom and back up. this = bottle would have to be stored in a base , box or on its side. when = found it did have a cork in it. any ideas ??  thanx JT

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 From: dale

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Harrison's Columbian master ink inquiry

Date: 23-04-2003

  Thank you very much for your assistance. I will call Jim and let him know the connection here. Thansk again, Dale

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From: Digger  

To: dale   Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2003

 6:47 PM 

Subject: Re: Harrison's Columbian master ink inquiry   It is worth a good deal. Your best bet is to auction it off if you are looking to sell it. Give James Hagenbuch a call at Glassworks auctions. 215-679-5849. Jim will either offer to buy it or put in in one of his auctions. yours is probably the largest size and if only it were cobalt instead of aqua. You can expect more than $2000 at auction (my estimate) Jim will probably be able to give you a better idea. He gets the most money for auctioned bottled and has my highest recommendation. tell him digger sent you. digger

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From: dale  

To: Digger   Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003

 7:19 AM 

Subject: Harrison's Columbian master ink inquiry   Digger,   Very interesting column. I have recently acquired a very large-----11 1/8"----aqua colored 12-sided ink bottle. It says in raised print along 3 panels "Harrison's Columbian Ink". There are lots of bubbles but no damage to the glass. Can you assist me with determining the value and age? Thanks, Dale

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 From: Oliwka

To: Digger 

Subject: LD Caulk Co.

Date: 23-04-2003

  Dear Sir I have little bottle LD Caulk Co., De Trey's Synthetic porcelain. Can You tell me anything about the real value, age and rarity of this item? Thanks & Best Regards, Piotr Ziolkowski, Warsaw, Poland  Attachments: Caulk.tif Caulk.tif

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 From: STEVE SCHIAVONE

To: Digger

Subject: can you help me?

Date: 23-04-2003

  HI digger. need help on a bottle that my friend's brother found, and yes, I  DO collect antique bottles. I think I sent a photo along with this e-mail  but It might not come in.Well, here's the story:   one day, my friend and his brother were walking around on abandoned  property where there had once been a barn. my friend then noticed a pit full  of broken glass (a privy?...) but right next to the pit, my friend's  brother saw the top of a glass bottle. he pulled out a big green medicine  bottle. here's some specs on it. (just in case the photo didn't come in)  ABOUT 1ft.high  ABM  cork top   round (even though the photo makes it look square)   Says: DR.S B H & CO. REGISTERED 21 on the base   green   could you please tell me the history, age, and value please?   thanks  f

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 From: Jazz

To: Digger

Subject: Hi

Date: 23-04-2003

  hi Digger,  I am a teacher assistant in a fifth grade class. I am trying to help a  student out by finding out some info on a bottle she and her father dug up in  their yard. It is about 6 inches high, tapered in shape, with graduated  rings forming the tapered body of the bottle. I believe the cap is screw  type. The markings on the bottle include, Old Monk, Nice, France. Is this an olive oil bottle? What year is it from approx.?  Any help you can give me would be appreciated. Thank you. Denise Ethier

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From: STEVE

To: Digger

Subject: need help again.

Date: 23-04-2003

  Hi digger. It's me again. I'm very sorry If I keep on bugging ya. I just  really like to know about the bottles I find and you're a really big help!   this Time I need help with a bottle I found under a tree near a  creek.Again, I'll describe It just in case the scan doesn't come in (this  time can you tell me If it comes in or not?)  It has Knox glass co.'s logo on the base ( keystone with K on it )  I don't have a ruler in my entire house (can you believe it?) but I'd say  about 6 in. tall  it is rectangular with sloping shoulder and a little handle on top and  screw top   clear   could you please tell me the age,what it once held, and history? thank  you very much 

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 From: Tina Scott t

To: Digger

Subject: 1903 - Plankington Reserve Cedar Brook Whiskey Bourbon - Distilled Spring of 1903

Date: 23-04-2003

  This is an actual full-unopened bottle of Bourbon bottled in 1914. We will send you a full picture of this aged beauty shortly, however, could you possibly provide us with an asking price for this vintage collectible?  We look forward to your response and again we will submit our picture to you shortly.  Thank you  The Scott's

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 From: Lloyd Peternell

To: Digger

Subject: letter and pictures my son sent me

Date: 23-04-2003

  My son found this bottle am sending his letter and pictures see if you can tell us about the bottle and 7up can      Thank You Lloyd Peternell   

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From: RAYCIN

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2003

 6:33:18 PM 

To: dpeternell direcway0; corola swbell0 

Subject: pics of bottle & cans     I found this strange shaped old bottle on the surface at a claim marker, have no idea what kind or what was in it, it does have a name on the bottom (Charles gulden new york) a Charles gulden founded gulden mustard in the late 1880s but it does not look to be a mustard bottle to me, I found a couple of 7-up cans that are about as old as me but in fair condition .   Love Ray   if you think you know what came in this strange bottle let me know  

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 From: TG

To: Digger

Subject: lea & Perrins

Date: 24-04-2003

  Hello,  so glad I found your site. My husband found and old Lea & Perrins bottle out in the forest in an old logging camp. The bottle is AQUA and has 2 seams running down the sides. The letters are raised. The neck is long. The bottle has some air bubbles and a seam mark at the bottom. The identification on the bottom is J93D with a letter S below. The bottle believe it or not is in absolute perfect condition! I called the Lea and Perrins customer service line and all they could tell me is that it may date at 1865. Any help and any value to this piece would be appreciated! Thanks, Taliene  Washington State

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 From: Dee844 

To: Digger

Subject: Fislerville Jenny Lind

Date: 25-04-2003

   Hi--I hope you can help me. My deceased aunt (an antique dealer in  Philadelphia) gave me this bottle before she died and said that it was from  the original Fislerville Glass Works. It is a blue green--(violin?) shaped.  It's in good condition but looks very old. How can I tell if it really is a  Fislerville or a reproduction? Thank you  Dee Harwood dee844

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 From: bernardoni

To: Digger

Subject: H. C. RINNINSLAND

Date: 25-04-2003

  I have a bottle here that I can not find on the net. The name in the

Subject line is as it appears on the bottom of the bottle.Above it in an arch is: CROWN BOTTLING WORKS. Under it all is: cincinnati.o. oN THE OTHER SIDE ARE THE INITIALS: HCR od HOR. It is in a monogram style lettering.Below that is: THIS BOTTLE IS NEVER SOLD. Below that is: NBBCCo On the bottom of the bottle is a capitol R.  If you can give me any informaation about this, I would be very greatful.  Thank you in advance for your time.  JP Bernardoni

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From: Tanya Andrews

To: Digger

Subject: Decanter

Date: 25-04-2003

  Wondering anything you can tell me about this decanter, I picked it up free from a "pop and shop" wondered if it was ok to use as a regular item.  thanks Tanya 

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From: spgfld1903

To: Digger

Subject: 

Date: 25-04-2003

  Hi, i found this while using a bulldozer, it was aprox 7 to 8 feet deep, in n.y. long-island. i have never seen this type before, i checked local library, cant find it. any help on orig. and date would be welcomed, thank you, vern 

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 From: Jason/Sharon Morgan

To: Digger

Subject: 

Date: 26-04-2003

  While cleaning the cellar of my father in laws basement after his death at 90 years old, I found a clear glass bottle. It has the name of Bacon Bottling Co of Hartford, Connecticut molded in theglass on the top of the bottle and on the botton of the bottle is a B. It looks like a soda bottle. Could you tell me any thing about the Bacon Bottling Co?  Thank you very much.  Sharon Morgan  morgan692 0

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 From: HDlady

To: Digger

Subject: help please!!!!!

Date: 26-04-2003

  My mom gave me an old glass jar with lid that reads on the front:   Rheumatic and Neuralgic Paste  MANUFACTURED BY  W. P. SMART & SONS,   Dodgeville, Iowa Count, Mis.  Price, 50 Cents. By Mail 60 cents. This paste is made from the Oil of Angle Worm, Cayenne Pepper, Froms and Gum  Camphor, and will take pain away like a charm. It will cure Toothache,  Nervous Headache, Neuralgia, Pains in the Back, Chilblains, etc, by rubbing  it in. Can not be equaled for Catarrh.  Sent by Mail for $4.00 per dozen.  Agents' Circulars Free. Male and Female Agents Wanted.   Do you have any idea what this is or what it may be worth? The glass jar is  approx 8 inches in height with lid. 5 inches without lid. Please help me if  you can.  thanks  Laura Black

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From: steve

To: Digger

Subject: Emailing: Picture_0189, Picture_0186, Picture_0187, Picture_0188

Date: 26-04-2003

  CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT I'M LOOKING AT THANKS FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE ME STEVE

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 From: Rick hanger

To: Digger

Subject: Question on Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Date: 27-04-2003

   Hello, I was wondering if you could help me find the value of a bottle of whiskey my father owns. It has its original seal and box, my grandfather recieved this for a gift in 1957. On the side of the bottle it says Fall 1951 - Fall 1957, meaning the make of the whiskey was in 1951. The neck of the whiskey bottle labels it as Old Fitzgerald - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - Bottled in Bond - Distilled and Bottled by Stitzel Weller - Distillery Louisville, Kentucky - Sour Mash.  The bottle contains a total height of just a little over 12 inches, the neck is about 6 inches, and the bottom half is about 6 inches. There is a gold colored ring around the bottom of the neck, that spirals around. It is a 4/5 quart.  I am sorry my description is not the best, but I was wondering if you could help me find the value of this bottle. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time!   Sincerely, Amber

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 From: Retired3647 

To: Digger

Subject: (no

Subject)

Date: 27-04-2003

   Hi, My wife and I are Coca Cola collectors. We have been collecting  everything in general ( trays, bottle openers, signs, neons, clocks.,ect) I  have started collecting bottles. I would like to get a price/info. guide for  coca cola bottles. I have Alan Petretti's Coca Cola collectables, but would  like a little more detail and information. Ive been looking at your site and  have found I may be biting off more than I can chew. Can you direct me to any  books re: Coca Cola bottle collecting??    Thank you for your time, Bob Stevens    Glendora, Calif.

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 From: michael smithson

To: Digger

Subject: my clevenger bros. flask

Date: 27-04-2003

  I have a glass flask brown or anber, it says CLEVENGER BROS.GLASS WKS, CLAYTON N.J. on one side with grapes.On the other side it has an eagle pearched on a tree branch with leaves coming out to the right and three arrows coming out on the left side! Can you possibly tell something about this Flask and or an aprox. Price? Thank you ! Michael

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From: Rrna

To: Digger

Subject: Question?

Date: 27-04-2003

  My mom gave me a bottle that she bought at a yard sale, and I was wondering  if this bottle was worth anything. Here is a picture of it, and here is what  it says on the bottom. I'm not sure you can read the bottom very well. We  can't either. Sorry. But maybe you already know and let me know. Thank you Very Much Renee Lopez  

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 From: Norman Greenwood

To: Digger

Subject: Request for information

Date: 28-04-2003

  Good Morning: I have a 1968 bottle of Bols Ballerina in the original box that was given to me as a present. What is this bottle valued at today and how would I find a buyer? Thanks for your assistance.  Norm Greenwood

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From: Eileen Sheridan

To: Digger

Subject: Milliken's Parlor Pride Stove Enamel

Date: 28-04-2003

  I found your web site on a Google search. I'm trying to find out the age of a bottle that was dug up at the beach in NJ last year. The bottle is square with a round neck. It's 5 inches high and the neck is 1 inch. It's light blue and has this writing from top to bottom:  MILLIKEN'S  PARLOR PRIDE STOVE ENAMEL  MILLIKEN'S BOSTON  On the sides perpendicular it reads TRADE on one side and MARK on the other.  The only Milliken company I can find is the carpet company. Can you help?  Eileen Sheridan

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 From: lonnia carroll

To: Digger

Subject: Jim beam elephant and donkey 1976 Kansas city

Date: 28-04-2003

  i need to know if they are worth any thing they are from 1976 Kansas city area. please let me know. thank you thank you.

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 From: Ronald Pera

To: Digger

Subject: 

Date: 28-04-2003

  Hello there Digger. While putzing around in the woods of Northern  Wisconsin I came upon a bottle that says Curtice Brothers Co. Preservers  Rochester NY. It appears that this bottle is in some sort of logging camp  dump. I would like to know what the age of the bottle is so I can date the  site. Any idea?  Thanks  Ron

Well that might be difficult without seeing the bottle. Curtice Brothers Co. Preservers  Rochester NY  goes back to the 1850s and they grew and grew and acquired more and more companies until in the 1950s the merger of two processing firms, the Curtice Brothers Company of Rochester and the Burns-Alton Corp. of Alton, creating Curtice-Burns, Inc who are still in business.  Chances are the bottle is before 1920.  Digger.

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 From: Ronald Perala

To: Digger

Subject: 

Date: 28-04-2003

  Digger here is the exact bottle that found.   http://www.mattsoldhouse0/MC/bottles/salepics/curtice.JPG  What did it hold?  How old is it?  Thanks again  Ron

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 From: Paul Lisa

To: Digger

Subject: Old Rip Van Winkle

Date: 29-04-2003

  I have a 1975 old rip van winkle porcelain bottle, can you tell me it's value ?

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 From: CVESTER 

To: Digger

Subject: Appraisal Question

Date: 29-04-2003

   I was very impressed when I found your site and was hoping you could my  neighbor out with a guess of how much his whiskey bottles are worth.  The first is a ceramic Totem Pole with 6 levels, the top level being the  corked stopper. Multi-glazed in brown, yellow, blue, red, green and purple.  The 3rd levels has wings as does the 5th level. The ceramic stamps on the  bottom read: Heritage China 1972 sn-32 Ezra Brooks Liquor Bottle  Also under the glaze at the bottom is an unreadable signature that  appears to read: S Cato   The second bottle is a ceramic hillbilly sitting on a barrel. He's  holding gun between his legs and the other hand has a jug cradled the bears  Cabin Still. The figure is wearing a straw hat, the top of which is the cork  stopper. Colors are gold, blue, brown and green.  The bottom is not embossed, but stamped that reads: Original Design from the  WStitgel  Weller  Distillery  The above 3 lines highly stylized and encased in an oval Cabin Still Collector's Gallery 1969  I realized this doesn't make them antiques, but we're very very curious. Thank you very much for any help you can offer.

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 From: Shawn & Barb

To: Digger

Subject: Wing Lee Wai

Date: 29-04-2003

  Digger   How are ya? I stumbled across your website while on a quest to answer a question. I noticed another lady had a similar question yet I was unable to find your reply. Perhaps that is because you did not give her one due to not finding any information. But I thought I would ask you and hope for a response sometime. I am involved in Chinese Martial Arts and a friend of mine happened to dig up some old Chinese Bottles when she was a kid. These bottles ( and coins which I hope to have in my possession soon) These bottles were dug up in the Cumberland BC area. ONe of the bottles is a dark brown flask with the words wing lee wai china written in English on the bottem of the flask. Also there are Chinese characters embossed on the bottom as well. I was exited to see your site and thought I would email you. I can send you more accurate info if you want but thought if you had dug up info for this other lady you may already know about " wing lee wai".  thanks  shawn

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 From: The Rice Family

To: Digger

Subject: yacht club salad dressing

Date: 30-04-2003

  hi i have an old bottle which reads Yacht club salad dressing it is about 6 inches tall clear glass and at bottom of front of bottle has numbers 596 there is letter "F" embossed on bottom i was unable to find anything about this brand on the internet any info would be helpful. thanks

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 From: Kevin/Debbie

To: Digger

Subject: Uncle Jo

Date: 30-04-2003

  Found a bottle, excellent condition (not a scratch or ding on it, looks like it was never even used). Amber in color, side seam all the way up to the lip. The bottle is about 6 1/2 inches tall and is smooth in some parts and "ribbed" in others. The best way I can describe the shape is "wavy. It has five sections - wide at the bottom, then gets thinner, wider, thinner... Embossed on the sides of bottle is: Uncle Jo in brown bottles, contents 4 fl oz, Rec US pat off. Embossed on the bottom of the bottle is a star (like the Star of David) with the numbers 9, 2, and 1 (going left to right) and Pat 30009 and Apr 2, 1929. I'm curious to know what the bottle held and if it currently has any value. Thanks. Debbie A

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