August 2006 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2006

From: frodo43393

Subject: brown kinsey whiskey bottle

Date: 08/01/2006 11:07:05 AM

Hi, I was at an old Adirondack camp today and found this bottle with raised words on the bottle as follows; Federal law forbids sale or re- use of this bottle (2nd line) since 1892 (3rd line) KINSEY ( 4th line) the unhurried (5th line) WHISKEY Again, there is no paper label, the words are part of the bottle which stands a little over 10.5 inches high and contained a quart. Every website shows labeled bottles of this whiskey a later date-any info you have or somewhere you could direct me too would be greatly appreciated. Maybe it will be worthwhile to dig up more dirt in the woods! Thanks.

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From: KPyle

Subject: Duraglas Bottle

Date: 08/01/2006 11:24:28 AM

Just wondered if you can tell me what this bottle was used for, and maybe how old it is. We found it when we were camping this weekend and are curious. It is 6 1/2 in tall with a 3 in wide base. Marking on the lower portion of the bottle that says Duraglas in script. Screw top 1 in wide mouth. Markings on the bottom include circular rows of little round dots, the number 17 then the Mark (except it is a capital letter), then the number 6 underlined, and below the marking a number 4. Thanks in advance for your help, Kerri

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From: Skip & Gloria Ellis

Subject: bottle Emailing: IMG_2807.JPG, IMG_2808.JPG, IMG_2809.JPG, IMG_2810.JPG, IMG_2811.JPG, IMG_2812.JPG, IMG_2813.JPG

Date: 08/01/2006 3:53:02 PM

I acquired this bottle at a yard sale a couple years a go. Since then i borrowed a book( the auction price report for antique bottles 2003 edition by William e brown under medicines on page 295 dr. H anders iodine water 1855(motif of embossed sun with face / hauri exhcfontevitale) medium emerald green 8 3/16 high applied square collar lip, glass stopper missing. It also calls for an open pontil which mine has a round indention like an iron pontil but cleaned up i am sending you pictures did i buy a reproduction or is it the real thing and what is it worth any thing thanks for taking the time to read this skip ellis

 

 

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From: peggy_dennis

Subject: EAGLE DECANTER

Date: 08/01/2006 4:00:29 PM

Hi, I did a search for eagle decanter and landed with you. I have an eagle decanter with the word liberty on the front and eagle rare no 3 in a series on the back. On the side distilled by old prentice distillery lawrenceburg, ky 750 ml. Is my decanter of any value other then being very pretty? The eagle appears to be sitting on a gold bar and there are 3 black balls under that. Any help is appreciated. Thank you

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From: roger madsen

Subject: liquor bottle ( attention Mr. Odell )

Date: 08/01/2006 5:22:54 PM

Mr. Odell ; I have a liquor bottle that I believe has something to do with the women's baseball team they put together back in the 40`s when all the men were off to war ; this looks to be a women to me ; she has long eye lashes and seems to have her hair done up in a pug plus a good size chest ; the bottle is 11-3/16 " high and has an embossed marking on the under bottom that looks like A R      507 A or 307 A it's hard to read because it's been double stamped ; I would like any information you can give me as in who made the bottle and what the value may be ; I do hope to hear from you ; I just came across your site .    Thank you     Roger Madsen

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From: Heather Leach

Subject: Help with identification....please

Date: 08/01/2006 8:44:01 PM

Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="0-1460339467-1154483041=:83602" --0-1460339467-1154483041=:83602Hello,  I spot this glass from an estate sale and wanted to see if you can help me with some of my questions I have. The bottle is a light green color standing about 5" 1/2 tall. I gather that it is blown and is pontil. Information in an old kovels' price book I want to say it is globular shaped? The ribs are hard to count and swirl to the right on the neck and left on the bottle? I have tried to take good pictures for you...I hope. Can you tell me anymore about the year, who may have made the bottle. The price I'm not sure of its in excellent shape, but of two small chips on the bottom. Any information is helpful, and appreciated. Heather  pontil bottle 001  pontil bottle 002  pontil bottle 003 -

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From: CQuintana

Subject: What do u think?

Date: 08/01/2006 10:07:05 PM

These came with some Chinese cloisonné vases I bought at an estate auction. Based on the little bit of research done I believe the “McGivers American Army Bitters Bottle” may be a reproduction. The mini “Rogers Bros” may be authentic. They both have Wheaton, NJ on their bottoms. Not sure about keeping them at this time. I would appreciate your insight. Cruz Quintana PS If non-compressed pictures are required please advise.

         

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From: Anth884

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 08/01/2006 6:32:49 PM

i came by a bottle of liqueur made in 1793,in Bermuda,at the somers distillers,ltd company.The name of the liqueur is bermuda gold liqueur.the bottle is brown about 8 inches and it is still sealed,with the label still on it.with two symbols on the back.A ship and a head of a man.

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From: Sylvi Olson

Subject:

Date: 08/01/2006 11:22:51 PM

please let me know the value of : Mason's Old Fashioned Root Beer Bottle Nesbitt's pop bottle of California O-So Trade Mark Reg. Beverages Sundrop refreshing as a cup of coffee pop bottle Thankslvi Sy  

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From: Cherokeeautorep

Subject: a bottle

Date: 08/01/2006 7:29:16 PM

i have just been given a bottle my uncle said had syrup in it when he was little. the bottle is brown and it is a woman with a beautiful gown and her face is that of a southern belle the dress has flowers on it and it has no markings on a faint made in itally on the bottom could you please help me to identify this bottle and if it has any worth.

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From: Javaid Bhat

Subject: request

Date: 08/02/2006 12:59:25 AM

sir please tell me why the label of jhonnie walker whisky is tilted...my name is javaid and I am doing speacialisation in distilled alcohols''''''' thank you

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From: Kevin Moyer

Subject: Not just bottles..............there full ! CHEERS.

Date: 08/02/2006 5:32:14 AM

Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="0-1736005718-1154514734=:40699" --0-1736005718-1154514734=:40699Hello Digger, from Kevin, in Sacramento, Cali. There are a couple of pics of some bottles not real old 1969-70s you know around our birth year ? Anyway these are all in original boxes! and drinkable! sealed and corked! these look flawless never opened with all labels, they look brand new, like never touched after production, until now, woops! Are the full whiskey bottles worth more? and even more with the original boxes? I cant sell these on e-bay, you know the rule? and I don’t drink whiskey (chips-ahoy & milk) kinda dude. Thank you for any help you can give me in advance on these bottles, my hats off to you ! for providing answers to thousands of questions people have concerning bottles.       Best Regards. Kevin Moyer.

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From: InSaneHaYnGirl

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 08/02/2006 10:16:42 AM

Aloha, I reside in Honolulu, Hawaii, I recently came across several old milk, and soda bottles. I believe the oldest bottle is dated (Since 1852) it's in perfect condition, the other bottle is also a milk bottle, 12 oz.Honolulu Dairymens Assn., Honolulu, TH, I also have a small medicine bottle, and like I said some old coke and soda bottles, I'm not a bottle collector, if you're interested i'll send some pics. Sherie Naleimaile

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From: elegantjunque

Subject: borden milk bottles

Date: 08/02/2006 6:57:47 PM

Hi, I have 2 lavender milk bottles. One has condensed milk on it, and eagle brand. The other has bordens milk .Can you tell me if these are repros.?       Thank you , Kathleen

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From: Brian Berube

Subject: question

Date: 08/02/2006 8:34:59 PM

I have a Vincent Hathaway ginger ale bottle that is bluish green, with a round bottom and applied top. Here is a picture. What year do you think this is from and what is the value?

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From: Larry Hellums

Subject: Snuff bottle

Date: 08/02/2006 8:56:56 PM

Do these type of snuff bottles have any value? Thanks, Larry Hellums

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From: PATRICK TEW

Subject: antique bottles

Date: 08/02/2006 11:32:13 PM

Hello, I have recently come across a really cool bottle collection and I can't seem to pinpoint exactly what I have and was wondering if you would help me. Just to name a few, SLOAN'S LINIMENT-MADE IN U.S.A. , 1933 VINTAGE ROMA CALIFORNIA Sparkling Muscat Wine , 75th anniversary coca-cola bottle , THE GREAT ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC TEA COMPANY JERSEY CITY.N.J. , E.C. BOOZ'S OLD CABIN WHISKEY GREEN GLASS, IN THE SHAPE OF A HOUSE, and lots more. Thanks for taking the time to read my e-mail.       Patrick

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From: Joe and Betsy Zarko

Subject: Posting

Date: 08/03/2006 8:28:34 AM

Don't you post anything resent any more. I have some questions on bottles but the answers only go to 2005. How will I find the answer? Thank You .E.Zarko

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From: Sylbie Yon sylbieyon

Subject: FW: bottle

Date: 08/03/2006 8:48:41 AM

There is some more information about this jar I thought I'd pass along. On the bottom is: PAT 0 1759866 (I think) and then above that is a circle with the number 13. Could you possibly supply a resource where I might be able to identify this jar? I'd appreciate any help. Thanks. Sylbie -----Original Message-----

From: Sylbie Yon

Sunday, July 30, 2006 1:17 PM

Subject: bottle Hi, Digger. Just found your website and wanted to know if you could tell me about a small jar I found. Perhaps just a little bigger than a baby food jar - clear glass with a compartment inside made of glass. It's as if the bottle was divided with about 1/4 of the space allocated to this "pocket".The pocket is near the top and just on one side of the jar. No one I know has ever seen a jar like this. What could it have been used for? Thank you so much for enlightening me. Sylbie Yon

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From: Tsuntime

Subject: P8030014.JPG

Date: 08/03/2006 5:37:32 AM

Hello Digger, This bottle is lite brown in color and is transparent. The bottom shows it was hand blown. Nine inches tall, six inches wide at widest part. Has cork bottle stopper on chain with FOUR ROSES, LOUISVILLE, KY. stamped on metal top. No other marks on bottle. Is in excellent condition. Any information on age, value?

 

From: Tsuntime

Subject: P8040015.JPG

Date: 08/04/2006 9:37:45 AM

Digger: This bottle is 9 inches tall black in color and has pontil marked with K 6 as the only markings on the bottom. Could you tell me what date and value. Thanks, Nelson

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From: lassensdn

Subject:

Date: 08/03/2006 3:15:26 PM

How do you do? I have a dark amber, round bottle with a seam only to the bottom of the neck, which is narrower and still spherical, an opening of about 3/4" and having an outer lip all round the opening and about 1/8" out from the neck, about 1/8" thick and about a 1/4" wide on the flat top of the lip. It is about 4 1/2" tall, 1 7/8" wide and has what "appears" to be an "L"-like scrow figure in front of 882(sort of like a capitalized scrowed abbreviation for Liter). This figure starts out like a "2" but then ends with a downward to the right slant base for the "2"(?). Underneath this appears to be another shallower "882" but larger, flatter, different print style--a double strike? There is no other "L" or "2" figure underneath preceding the 882. Found in northern Arizona. Please help identify and value. Happy Trails, D. Lassen

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From: Katie Nelson swimgal

Subject: seagrams bottles

Date: 08/03/2006 8:27:09 PM

I have several 1976 Seagrams 7 bottles that are unopened. Do they have any value and where could I sell them? Kelley

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From: joshua tucker

Subject: john bull

Date: 08/04/2006 12:30:02 PM

are john bull bottles worth anything? is a popular doctor or pharmaceuticul company from the early days? please tell me all you can about john bull. thank you very much, josh

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From: MONICA EDWARDS lynnlyn36

Subject: chianti wine

Date: 08/04/2006 5:16:13 PM

I have a brown leather bottle of wine with cork still in tact with a wooden screw on top. On the front of the bottle there is a sailor possibly steering a boat. On the back there is a red circular sticker which reads ITALIA MAARCHIO NAZIONALE, and below that is another sticker which reads: PRODUCT OF ITALY, CASA VENTO CHIANTI, DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA, DRY RED WINE, BOTTLED IN ITALY BY F.lli BUCALOSSI-CERTALDO-FI/401 SOLE USA VENTO WINE IMPORT/INC. CLEVELAND OHIO NET CONT 750ML ALCOHOL 12% BY VOL Have you seen a bottle like this if so how old is it because theres no date on the bottle & it looks kind of old. Oh yea the wine is still in the bottle Monica

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From: nicole tissot jasmin103118

Subject: decanter

Date: 08/04/2006 7:47:48 PM

I have a decanter that was my grandfather's and I was wondering if it was of any value. It is some kind of decanter. It is 11 inches tall, is a two-headed clown hand painted. The heads are the cork, both hands are holding cups. On the bottom is a sticker that says ATLAS made in Japan. Thank you, Bev Tissot Milford,Ohio  

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From: John Arena

Subject: JANGUS ink bottle

Date: 08/05/2006 7:35:04 AM

Hello Digger, my name is John. I have a typical style boat ink bottle, two pen rests, aqua, you see these every day on ebay. This one has JANGUS embossed on the bottom. Have you ever heard of this maker? Would this make it more valuable? Thank you for your time, John~~

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From: Kris

Subject:

Date: 08/05/2006 8:29:46 AM

Hello, I have had this mason jar for over 20 years and was wondering what the value of it is. Thank you. Kris

 

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From: ralph livingston

Subject: old decanter

Date: 08/05/2006 9:57:59 AM

have a bottle that looks like an Egyptian man holding a small dish in a squatting position marked m.h.strikow art porcelain ,los angles , SF-R-22 original design handcrafted permit 2167 dated 1960. also has emblem with a lion on top, bone china underneath. is this worth anything? thank you ralph

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From: topaz

Subject: Old Mr Boston ?

Date: 08/05/2006 7:35:16 PM

Hi Digger I found your site quite by accident, my son and I found it quite informative and wondered if by chance you had ever come across anything like this. It is about 15 inches high, has a removable bottom with metal clips that hold a bottle. I am told (by my 92 year old mother) that it is "Old Mr. Boston". It was a wedding gift to an aunt - 3 generations ago- so I am assuming it probably dates to the mid to late 1800"so. I have searched the internet and found nothing. All info on Mr. Boston shows him with a hat, this gentleman does not have one. Also, it was supposedly purchased in the Boston, MA area. It also appears to have been molded from some sort of mache material. Any clues you or your readers can supply would be greatly appreciated. I'll keep checking your web site, Thanks for a great website.

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From: STEVE453

Subject: hello

Date: 08/05/2006 6:13:07 PM

hello ,just wanted to ask about a green bottle I found ,it has some decorations on it and the bottom of the jar reads white house vinegar, I saw a similar one at a antique shop for a few hundred ,but there's had no markings on it ??? thanks Steve, also I found an old medicine bottle from 1850's that still was corked and had all its medicine in it thanks again Steve

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From: bostronle

Subject: interested in age rarity and value

Date: 08/05/2006 11:31:29 PM

Hi,      I have a clear rectangular bottle that I would like to know about it's age,rarity,and value.You seem to have a ton of infomation on this subject so I hope you can help.There is a print on my bottle that says"GROVES TASTELESS CHILL TONIC PREPARED BY PARIS MEDICINE CO. ST.LOIS."I would really appreciate any information you might have.Thank you for you time.Also no rush I realize your a busy person.        Again Thank You,        Barbara Ostrom      P.s.The bottle is 5 3/4 inches tall. There is also a chip in the top,and it has a hair line crack in the top by the lip that is about 3/8 of an inch long. –

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From: P White

Subject: Benoit Serres Effilel bottle

Date: 08/06/2006 2:28:26 AM

Hello We have a bottle which has been tucked away in a cupboard for awhile. Can you please tell me a bit about its history and what if anything it may be worth today? Height is approx 14 inches and the base 4.5 inches square. On the base is 'Distillerie Benoit Serres Toulouse France' and on the side ' Benoit Serres Toulouse France'. No labels on the bottle. Glass is clear and appears to have had a screw top at some stage. The cap pictured is not the original. Hoping you can help as my Mother would like to know how old etc - we have been unsuccessful in locating any info on the net. Thank you. Best Regards Cris Cris

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From: Zach Weller

Subject: Aug 9, 1898 bottle

Date: 08/06/2006 11:48:10 AM

Hello, A friend of mine was installing a A/C system in an old house, in the old part of North Kansas City. 5th and Park I believe. He found it in a dead space between brick walls that he had to knock a hole thru. It's amazing it wasn't smashed in the process! Anyway, this bottle is clear, flask shaped and about pint size. The bottom has Pat Aug 9, 1989 embossed on the bottom and a cork (most of which has rotted away, but is still in good condition where the air hasn't touched it.) It looks like an old whiskey bottle to me, it even has something crystallized in the bottom corner of it, maroonish in color. You can tell it's hand made due to imperfections in the glass and the uneven thickness. Anything you could tell me about this bottle would be great. Thank you.

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From: Sharon Rice

Subject: Virginia Creme De Mente

Date: 08/06/2006 1:22:32 PM

Digger Odell, I have an antique bottle that belonged to my mother, who has passed away. I have no idea why she was holding onto the bottle. It is a clear large bottle. The label says 1 pint 8 oz. Virginia Creme de Mente. Another label says "a product of Extract Company." There is a picture of a beautiful lady with long hair. I do not see a date anywhere. I can send you a picture if you need one. Do you have any ideas? Also, I have coke bottles that my mother saved that were supposed to be "worth something someday." How do I find out about them? Also, if any of these bottles are worth anything, how do I go about selling them besides ebay? Thanks for your information and help. Sharon Rice   -----------

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From: amummaw

Subject: Old Smelling Salts Bottle

Date: 08/06/2006 5:33:32 PM

I saw your post from last year on a bottle website. My mom has an identical bottle to the one you describe. Have you found any information on the bottle? Would you mind sharing (the info, not the bottle :))? Thanks, Andy Mumma

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From: amummaw

Subject: Oops--followup

Date: 08/06/2006 5:36:18 PM

Oops, I thought you were the original poster, not the receiver.... I am trying to contact Cindfunk... I know you are busy, but a pointer in the right direction would be wonderful! Thanks, Andy From cindfunk

Subject: Smelling salts

Date: 21-04-2005 Hello from San Diego, I have a dark green torpedo-shaped bottle of smelling salts (contents intact). The glass is 8 sided, about 4 inches long and 3/4" in diameter. It is embossed "Coralene Co. Boston. " There is a glass stopper and a silvery metal screw-on rounded top over the stopper. The paper label says: Dry Coralene Smelling Salts Mild To revive, add 3 drops of water and shake Coralene Curative Co. 212 Summer St. Boston Can you date this for me? Thanks. Cindy

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From: Jean-Claude Cormier

Subject: I need bottle i.d. help

Date: 08/06/2006 9:04:45 PM

Hi Digger, I found a bottle on the beach today. It's green, shaped like a beer bottle, only slightly bigger, and on the bottom it says:"J.L & C.L.C 1754". Know anything about it, or it's value? Thanks, JC

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From: Virginia Zapata

Subject: Four ROses whiskey Bottle?

Date: 08/06/2006 10:22:58 PM

I've been helping a neighbor clear out some of her "older" possessions. She has a box of several bottles. One is a Brown botle, not labels where it appears there some. The only on the bottle is "BUT THIS BOTTLE ONLY IN THE TIN TOP SAFETY CARTON" on the bottom of the bottle is TM REG US PAT OFF PAT PENDING. The bottle it self has a spider web design with a spider & there is even a fly. There are also some grains in the design. From what I've found on the internet I believe it may be a Four Roses Whiskey bottle. Can you tell me how old this bottle is and if it is worth anything? Virginia Zapata

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From: Steve Patton 

Subject: Old Crow Question...

Date: 08/06/2006 11:11:30 PM

This may not be a bottle question but I figured I would try asking this. My grandfather has a bottle of Old Crow Bourbon Whiskey that was made in 1912 and bottled in 1918. It still as the seal and quark and has been unopened. There is Whiskey missing from evaporation but it is still sealed. I don’t have the exact size of the bottle but I would like to say its around .75L. The label in the front of the bottle is still attached but the label in the back had fallen off. Im not sure if this is much information but if you could please let me know anything. thank you for your time. Steve

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From: Barbara

Subject: RE: Liquor Bottles

Date: 08/07/2006 12:30:17 AM

I was recently give some old bottles that at one time contained liquor. I was curious to know whether or not an empty Old Forester bottle, dated 1949(Bottled 1954), Bonded Beam bottle, dated 1947(Bottled 1953 and IW Harper 100 proof 4/5 quart bottle are of any value. All three of the empty bottles are in excellent condition! Thank you, Barbara

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From: TRISTAN, MARIO

Subject: Question?

Date: 08/07/2006 12:31:19 AM

Mr. Odell, I found a bottle in New Braunfels Texas recently that looks like a cherry shaped bottle that has 2 capital A's on the front in calligraphy format surrounded by some type of ribbon design. On the back side, there is a wreath of some kind and at the bottom, there is a warning: Federal Law Forbids the Sale or Re Use of this Bottle and a D 9, 55 55 and a capital I in a circle too. The top is 4 grooves, which makes it really unique. I can send a picture if you think it would help. Thanks for you help. Mario J.

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From: ADAM SUTHERLAND

Subject: Question about stoneware bed warmer

Date: 08/07/2006 9:04:48 AM

Hello there. I'm trying to find out about a stoneware bed warmer that belonged to my Grandfather. The marks are an oval with Port-Dundas(top) Pottery CoY(bottom) Glasgow (middle). Other words found on the top are "warm the bottle before filling it with hot water" with a 3 underneath. The pot is about 12" long and 6" high. The bottom is flat the top has a ceramic screw lid with a decorated edge (looks like this 33 ) in amber colour. The body of the pot is cream except for the screw off lid and one end which is a handle also in amber. My Grandfather came from Ireland in the early 1920's & had relatives in Scotland. He told me this was used to keep him and his brother warm at nights and was put at the foot of his bed under his covers. Any info. on age, rarity & value would be appreciated. Thank you. Kerri Sutherland. Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 Hello there. I'm trying to find out about a stoneware bed warmer that belonged to my Grandfather. The marks are an oval with Port-Dundas(top) Pottery CoY(bottom) Glasgow (middle). Other words found on the top are "warm the bottle before filling it with hot water" with a 3 underneath. The pot is about 12" long and 6" high. The bottom is flat the top has a ceramic screw lid with a decorated edge (looks like this >>>>>) in amber colour. The body of the pot is cream except for the screw off lid and one end which is a handle also in amber. My Grandfather came from Ireland in the early 1920's & had relatives in Scotland. He told me this was used to keep him and his brother warm at nights and was put at the foot of his bed under his covers. Any info. on age, rarity & value would be appreciated. Thank you. Kerri Sutherland.

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From: Washington, Janette L 

Subject: Small Whitehust bottle

Date: 08/07/2006 9:34:36 AM

Dear Digger, While having a fence replaced in my yard a small clear bottle with the letters in all caps; "Whitehurst" down the front of the bottle was uncovered, there are what looks like numbers on the bottom also. I did see on your website a similar type bottle, but did not see your answer to their questions about it. Can you help? Thank you, Janette Washington

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From: Daniel Bohn

Subject: Elephant shaped bottle by Castle Products, Newark, NJ

Date: 08/07/2006 12:48:44 PM

Digger, First off I LOVE YOUR WEB SITE ... WOW!!! I have attached a few pics of this very bizarre elephant shaped bottle that I found in a dump (in South Jersey) as a child back in the late 60's. I looked through your web site but cannot find anything close to it. It measures 7" H x 3 1/2 " W x 2 3/4" L. The bottom has raised lettering: Castle Products Co. Pat Applied for Camden, N.J. USA 236-1 or possibly 23C-1 or maybe 230-1. It's kind of hard to make out the 3rd character since there is a line (seam) going through it. The cap has never been removed since half of it is rusted off. There are minor rust spots on the outer surface and small amounts of dirt still in the interior. I'm sure this could be cleaned up, but I didn't want to damage the bottle in any way. There are no chips or scratches and it has a really cool textured type of feeling on the back side. If you would like to buy it please let me know, otherwise it will most likely be going on ebay. I recently got into a pretty bad car wreck and really need the $ so many of my bottles and other collectibles I've acquired over the years have to go. I have about 150 very old bottles, 33 of them are very unique pieces. Thank you, Daniel Bohn

 

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From: Ian Sorbie

Subject:

Date: 08/07/2006 1:11:23 PM

Hi Digger, I don't have a bottle, I have a white (milk glass) "bowl" that has Garrett's American Wine embossed on it. The strange thing is that the writing is upside down, in that you need to turn the bowl open side down to read the embossed lettering. I would be very interested to know what this might be and if it has any value Ian Sorbie

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From: Jayne Bopp jaynebopp

Subject: Big Bottle in Hawaii

Date: 08/07/2006 3:28:19 PM

Aloha! I found your informative website while surfing. I have a big dark dark green bottle (black glass?), 18 inches high with a long neck (about 7 inches) and big fat round body - 38 inches in diameter, three press mold with the top sheered off. Looks like it can hold several gallons. My grandmother gave it to me last year and said her sister brought it back from Florida and said it was used during prohibition to smuggle rum from Cuba. This suggested it was from the 1920's but after doing research on the web it seems like it must be much older. Any idea what kind of bottle this is, where from, how old and what used for? Any guesses at its value would be nice too. This bottle has sat in my grandparents' living room for as long as I can remember (I'm 42). Now that they are in their late 80's they are giving away many things and I have always fancied this bottle as green is my favorite color and it is giant! Any advise is much appreciated. Mahalo, Jayne Bopp Kaneohe, Hawaii

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From: GCanavero

Subject: Question for Digger

Date: 08/07/2006 12:04:37 PM

I have whiskey decanters from "old Fitzgerald Collector's Gallery". They say "Original Design from the Old Fitzgerald Distillery, Inc. I have seven. how many decanters are in this collection? thanks, bob

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From: Karen Laiola kayjaylay

Subject: Question about unusual soda bottle

Date: 08/07/2006 4:25:48 PM

Hello ; ; First, thank you for this ability to ask questions about bottles. I don't know anything about this subject.  ; ; I have an old bottle of Fresca. A friend gave it to me in 1979. He was moving long distance, and didn't want to bother keeping it. The unusual part of it is that it has a Schlitz bottle cap. This bottle has never been opened, so it still has Fresca in it (not beer!). It is app. 9" tall. On the side that says "A PRODUCT OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY", underneath is embossed "66 01".  ; Is this quirky bottle worth anything? I was thinking about putting it up on ebay, but my husband wants to keep it. Any thoughts on this?  ;  ;Thank you ;  ;Karen --0-1567211911-1154985948=:14291--

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From: dee cygan sassydede57

Subject: Help

Date: 08/07/2006 7:21:38 PM

Hi, I was woundering if you know anything about small blue Bromo Seltzer bottles with the spelling wrong....my bottle has the wrong spelling on it....i can send ya a pic if needed....someone who write's books about old bottle's offered me $50 for it but I need to know more about the bottle first....he wasnt the only one who offered me $$ for it too....can you help me?? Thank you Dee   

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From: dave gannon d.gannon7

Subject: 4 whiskey decanters?

Date: 08/07/2006 11:42:22 PM

I have 4 glass bottles in different colored glass, with glass stopper and cork. Just wondering if they are worth anything. Not familar with glass items.... - LIBERTY (written on one side), with picture of flag and wagon wheel (other side) in green glass - HORN OF PLENTY (written on one side), with picture of stalks and rack, pitchfork (other side) in clear glass - FRIENDSHIP (written on one side) with picture below of handshake, strange circle design (other side) in blue glass - COURAGE (written on one side) with face of man underneath, ship (other side) in clear glass Thanks, Denise

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From: mlamb7

Subject: bottle from 1932-64

Date: 08/08/2006 8:52:21 AM

I have recently found a bottle and can't seem to find out anything about it. It is an amber bottle with embossed:  Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle.  It has an embossed anchor and chain and what looks like waves on the side.  4/5 quart also on front.  has the Owens mark on bottom with D 11 56-42 6. and a very small x. Have any ideas?   Thank you for any help you can give me. MJ

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From: annventura

Subject: Bourbon

Date: 08/08/2006 11:39:19 AM

Hi, I have 3 bottles of full bourbon from American Distilling Co,INC. Pekin, ILL. A regular bottle with label Rare bourbon whiskey from 1968. Is this valuable? Also have 1 Kentucky Gentleman bourbon 1 quart also. From Barton Distilling company Bardstown, Kentucky from 1968, All are sealed and labels etc are like new. Thanks Ann

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From: PUDDINGBETTYEL

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 08/08/2006 9:14:18 AM

Hi, I have a bottle with a round ball in side of bottle along the neck with victory on bottle any ideas what kind of bottle this is? Thanks

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From: Sally chikuita52

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 08/08/2006 2:37:36 PM

Can you tell me anything about this bottle? ; The only writing on is: ; Patented It seems to hang upside down as shown. ; Thanks for any info. Sally Clifton

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From: Diamant, Hirsh DiamantHvergreen

Subject: spirit in a bottle

Date: 08/08/2006 6:21:40 PM

Dear friends, I am interested in the spirit, or jinii in the bottle as a motiff in legends and fairy tales. Do you know any books, or www sites I could look at? Many thanks, hirsh

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From: marie and phillip

Subject: What I think is an old vinegar jug

Date: 08/08/2006 9:23:55 PM

It is apple shaped with embossed leaves on the front and back the top is embossed to look like a stem. It is made of clear glass with no chips or scratches that I can find it is in excellent condition. I am enclosing three pictures for you to see. Thanks in advance for any info you can give me on this item. Phillip Hinnant

 

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From: Julii223

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 08/08/2006 10:07:26 PM

enclosed are the pictures the bottle has no seam as you can see from the pic it has a semi wide mouth not the screw on kind smooth 1 inch wide.. the neck is approx 4 1/2 inches. total length 1 1/2 feet tall.. bottle has no label or anything engraved in it. is in excellent condition. clear glass. I would like to know what kind of bottle it is and who made it.. (Company) and the value of the bottle as well... thank you for your time.. your awsome!!! julie

 

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From: john2001g

Subject: Bottle question!

Date: 08/09/2006 6:38:58 AM

Content-Id: Content-Disposition: inline I found this bottle at a dump site. It has "SAXLEHNERS BITTERQUELLE HUNYADI JANOS" on it (picture attached). Can you please give me a exact date so I can date so other rare artifact I found at the same level. Thank in advance! John

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From: James Skelly

Subject: Overholt Rye Whiskey

Date: 08/09/2006 3:51:56 PM

I have a 4/5 quart 100 proof bottle of Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey made in 1945 and bottle in 1950 and has a Michigan stamp on it, could you tell me if the whiskey is still good and what it might be worth.       Thank You       Jim

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From: ETEXASLADY59

Subject: 64ounce

Date: 08/09/2006 1:07:06 PM

Is a CocaCola bottle that is 64.ounces old

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From: Andy The Game

Subject: I have a question please reply sir or mams lol

Date: 08/09/2006 5:27:02 PM

ok I got this bottle of Dry Gin that looks old and has confederate flags on it... it is called Five Flags Distillers Co. .... it it bottle in florida... can u gimme an estimate price or something about this bottle?  

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From: infouttoniri

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 08/10/2006 11:22:32 AM

Hi, I have a stoneware fruit jar with wire bail closure and embossing on the lid. I can't read the embossing and it is frustrating me. It appears that the embossing is stating the patent dates and one date looks like 1861 but it is very hard to read. I have attached a couple of photos, any help in identification will be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance Mike

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From: Lethalmartin

Subject: C Miller 1957

Date: 08/10/2006 9:21:52 AM

I found this old bottle at a garage sale and I'm wondering about it, it has a patent sticker on the front that says Royal Di Monte 22 karat gold hand painted pat. pending C. Miller 1957 it's Black with white designs on it outlined in Gold it measures 15 inches from the top of the glass cork to the bottom it appears to me to be porcelain and embedded on the bottom says C. Miller 1957 Regal China. I'm hoping your able to give me some details on this bottle of what it was for and what it might be worth now.     Thank you,     Kim M.

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From: james jameswc49

Subject: hallo sir

Date: 08/10/2006 3:08:27 PM

my name is Jim, I was walking on the beach and found a bottle, it about 6 and 5/8 tall,3inch wide,1 1/4thick,brown in color, marking on the front it shows 7 in the middle of bottle, above the seven it shows a crown, on each side of the 7 are tick mark from top to bottom, near the edge of bottle. it has a screw on cap type with a neck 1 1/2 tall, on the bottom it say,14 D-120,next to this is a O with a B inside it, middle it has liquor bottle,bottom,83 0 large number 20   regards    jim PS:thnx for your time if u can help will try to send a picture

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From: james jameswc49

Subject: Hello Sir,

Date: 08/10/2006 3:22:47 PM

attached you'll find two pictures of a bottle I've mentioned in another email. Regards, Jim

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From: Trhames

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 08/10/2006 3:07:10 PM

Digger I found what I believe is a 1964 Taka Chocolate bottle today while clearing some land. It says on the bottle property of Taka Beverage Company Orlando, Fl. I cant seem to find any info on it, so I was wondering if you had anything on the bottle or could help me get some history on it.    thanks, Willy

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From: dee cygan sassydede57

Subject: Re: Help

 

Subject: Help Hi, I was woundering if you know anything about small blue Bromo Seltzer bottles with the spelling wrong....my bottle has the wrong spelling on it....i can send ya a pic if needed....someone who write's books about old bottle's offered me $50 for it but I need to know more about the bottle first....he wasnt the only one who offered me $$ for it too....can you help me?? Thank you

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From: Rabbitt jackrabbit2424

Subject: London Royal Necter Gin

Date: 08/11/2006 12:07:37 PM

if you need pic can send aqua 9in tall panel embossed 3 sides thanks for any help gosh000

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From: DENNIS KIRCHER dennythek

Subject: Broad Ripple Whiskey

Date: 08/11/2006 2:45:32 PM

I was doing a little research on my old whiskey bottle and came across an e-mail to you from Nicki Fowler in December 2004. It appears that I have the exact same decorative decanter of Special Reserve. The decanter is gold leaf with orange and black. There appears to be a log cabin in the background. The top of the decanter is metal with the raised letter embossing stating: "Sealed container for whickey, patent number 306710, September 18, 1928, The Franfort Distillery, Louisville, KY. There is a flap on the decanter that you can lower exposing a pint bottle of 100 proof whisley. The Federal seal is still intact over the top. There is the label stating that the contents were produced in the fall 1917 by the George T. Stagg Company. The Buffalo Trace Distillery is the surviving entity under which there were numerous former companies. I contacted the Oscar Getz Whiskey Museum in Bardstown, KY. I am told that the whiskey is pre-prohibition liquor. I am told that the bottle alone may be worth $350 to $400, but was never able to determine the total value. This was in August of 2003. Any thoughts or guidance you may have, would be appreciated. Time is running out and I am about ready to drink the almost 90 year old contents.

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From: Steve Senechal 

Subject: Old Brown Glass Javex Bottles

Date: 08/11/2006 3:07:09 PM

Hello there, We are from Ontario Canada and was have stumbled upon some old brown glass Javex Bottles{one has original cap and were wondering if you had any idea how much it could be worth? Thank you in advance. Shayvonne Senechal

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From: Nigel and Patricia Wallace

Subject: questions on british bottles-

Date: 08/11/2006 6:53:22 PM

Hi there, I'm an american citizen married to a britishman. In the US I was an avid collector of old bottles and participated on numerous *digs*. My experience is on american bottles and jugs. I have avidly followed your website because not only the excellent information but the help it has provided me in the past. This is my question now... besides the obvious *codds* are there any other british bottles that are sought after within the US? Reason for asking: A canal was recently opened up which released a number of bottles (embossed). It seems here that there isn't the great love of the old bottles which we have in the US. I think perhaps there may be a market for these if I would know which ones would be desirable besides the codds. Any information you would impart would be gratefully answered and I as well would certainly put a commission your way. Kindest Regards, Mrs. Patricia O. Wallace

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From: Jim Evas of au

Subject: Imported Lancers Vin Rose 1971

Date: 08/11/2006 7:05:50 PM

Hi, I was wondering if you could help me. I have an unopened and sealed bottle of Imported Lancers Vin Rose, Vintage 1971. It looks like a clay bottle and says Produced and Bottled by J.M. Da Fonseca, Inter. Azeitao - Lisboa - Portugal. I was wondering of its current value and where I may find someone that would be interested in it. Regards Jimmy

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From: rogerlemley

Subject: old ball glass jars and lids

Date: 08/11/2006 8:22:28 PM

Hi Digger, I seemed to have taken a knack to collecting old jars and I've recently came into older ball glass jars and some unusual lids. I've asked older family members but they don't recall seeing any of these. But the lids are as follows: Round with the printing of GENUINE PORCELASIN LINED CAP 130 SAMCO lid # 73E Glass BALL lid #10 GLass lid PAT. RE 17562 Glass ATLAS EDJ Seal Glass lid that says HARVEST Any information about I would appreciate or any information about where I may find out about these and any of the older Ball jars that I have collected. Some of the jars have a value in a book that I purchased, but the above are just not in the book. Thank you for your time. Amy Lemley rogerlemley

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From: rogerlemley

Subject: Bottles

Date: 08/11/2006 8:26:56 PM

Hi it's me again,, I forgot to ask about another jar that I found,, It's a glass CLOROX bottle with a turn lid. On the bottom it reads,REG 6 U.S. CLOROX PAT 9 5P OFF it's color is brown or almost an amber color. Any news would be appreciated.. Thank you Amy Lemley rogerlemley

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From: betnasy

Subject: bottle

Date: 08/11/2006 11:45:49 PM

I have a glass 6.5 gallon water bottle with a plastic screw on top. Information on the bottom of the bottle stamped in glass   1947 7   (logo)    4 *(the logo seems to be an oval with a diamond shaped design overlayed, with a capito I in the middle the diamond shape reminds me of the old safety match box logo.) 100  1D   61/2 GALS ANY VALUE TO ANY COLLECTORS? THANX FRANK

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From: michel jean

Subject: inquiry

Date: 08/12/2006 12:40:07 AM

hey Digger. I have what I believe is an old bottle of Russian vodka sealed with liquor still inside. can u tell me if this is valuable? can you get back to me? I have enclosed pictures of the bottle. Thank you

 

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From: Sperling Róbert

Subject:

Date: 08/12/2006 7:36:13 AM

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From: mitzie berry

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 08/12/2006 9:37:34 AM

I have a friend that while digging at work found a coca cola bottle, clear, straight bottle type and the date on it is either 1816, or 1916 but it has the city's name across the side of it. and it also looks like blown glass. (what I was told by other employees.) I'm not a glass/bottle expert. don’t know much about it at all. The name of the city is Plant City. I just wondered how rare this is... I have tried to find these bottles with city names on them and have have no luck so I figured asking someone might help.. thank you and I hope to hear from you.             Mitzie 

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From: The Favat's favat55

Subject: angela myers bottle

Date: 08/12/2006 9:51:47 AM

I recently found an angela myers bottle marked philadelphia pa. Do you know anything about it?

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From: Barbara Whitlock

Subject: antique bottle

Date: 08/12/2006 11:09:54 AM

I'm hoping you can help me identify a bottle my husband found recently. It is a brown bottle, 7-1/2" in ht. Embossed on the bottle are the following: "Uncle Jo In Brown Bottles, Phone Lamar 2508, Ft. Worth, Texas"; at the bottom edge on the backside, "Contents 8 Fl. Ozs."; on the bottom, a six-pointed star and "27 S". Any info you can provide would be appreciated, including value. Thank you so much.

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From: Cheesehead11

Subject: old medicine bottle

Date: 08/12/2006 11:36:49 AM

Hi, I've found an old blue ribbon medicine bottle. It's dated between 1907-1933. I was wondering what the 3iv that is printed on the front of the bottle means.

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From: Lynnea FULLMER

Subject: Straight Kentucky Whiskey Set

Date: 08/12/2006 1:39:17 PM

I have a Lion Stone, 4 piece set with wood tray (bar scene--naked lady). What is the value of this item?

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From: Barbara Bragg

Subject: brown class whiskey bottle

Date: 08/12/2006 3:57:12 PM

Looks like it had a cork at one point. Is about 9 inches or so high. Has imprinted in the glass in a circle just below the neck" Paul Jones Whiskey Louisville, KT. Any info you have would be helpful. Thanks, Barbara Bragg

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From: Matt Rohde

Subject: bottle I found

Date: 08/12/2006 7:06:50 PM

Hi! I have just returned from a diving trip in Lake Chelan Washington where I found a submerged and unopened bottle of "Hinds Honey and Almond Cream. It is still full of cream and has a screw cap that is still intact. It is sort of a square bottle that I would guess contains about a pint of cream. I am curious of it's rarity and value. Thanks! Matt Rohde Seattle

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From: Arrow Epistle

Subject: Duraglass find

Date: 08/12/2006 9:03:49 PM

I dug up an old duraglass bottle. It is clear, oval shaped with screw lid marks on the top. It has a solid seam all the way up. It has Duraglas embosse don the outside of thebottom of one side of the jar in small script. It also has the following numbers on the bottom - 2107 (the 0 has an I in it) under it is - 3A under this is PI and under this is 3108-C. I dug it up on an Island in the middle of a large lake in Idaho. Other aticles found included one dated can from 1957. Can you give me any info? Chaplain Don Russell PO Box 1556 Spokane Valley Wa 99037 5099996090

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From: Grammadebie

Subject: glass stoppers

Date: 08/12/2006 11:50:23 PM

I have found a few green glass stoppers with 57 raised on them, I was of course thinking it was Heinz 57, but I never have been able to prove it. I also have another glass stopper that is dark amethyst with four raised crosses on the sides. I know it's a medical stopper, but to what? Thanks for your time- Debie

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From: jamaica alexander

Subject: old tea set

Date: 08/13/2006 10:32:22 AM

Dear digger I have a tea set with symbols on the bottom of them one symbol is a tree and another one is a acorn and one says csc . It comes with the teapot creamer and and sugar dish. thank you ahead of time. P.S. I also have a cup with a flower on the side on bottom of it says royal mfg co. Jamaica

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From: pandrade4

Subject: Old Bottle possibly rare

Date: 08/13/2006 10:33:14 AM

Hi, My name is Peter and about 28 years ago I came upon an old bottle dump and I found this bottle the seam goes up to just over the shoulders which makes me believe its before 1880 and it's green. It has a long neck with a single lip and has 4 sides. On the bottom it is marked 846. It is 7 inches tall and the neck is applied to the bottle and the neck is 2 and 1/2 inches tall. I would like to know how old it actually is and what price range would this bottle fall in? Thank you Pete

 

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From: Marcos Lopez

Subject:

Date: 08/13/2006 11:39:02 AM

Digger, Saw this same question on your web site, but no answer. While excavating an old stables in San Diego California, I found an 8" flask with markings "Stampede" "1886", "Sears" and has a large eagle with an three star shield on its chest. also has raised buffalo and eagle watch The bottle looks to have had a screwed on top and a "shaker" or linament type bottle opening. Can you tell me what this bottle might be worth? Is it specifically shown in one of the books on your web site? Thanks for your help Marcos Lopez

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From: catherine

Subject: Barnes jug established 1873

Date: 08/13/2006 3:59:37 PM

Good day, I have a brown translucide glass Barnes jug written "Established 1873". It is octogonal in shape, is 11 1/2 inches high, 6 3/4 inches in diameter. Under the jug is a letter "D" inside a diamond. I believe Diamond is actually a glass maker company. Several glass coasters I have of the same color, under legged furniture ( as rug protection ) have the same logo. The bottle may have been made in two seperate molds and the glass itself has air bubbles. The way in which the short neck of the jug has two loops at the spout make believe the bottle cap was one which you could open and close with pressure??? I would appreciate additional information on its use, the company, the value, its origine and any other interesting details. Was purchased dirt cheap, 2$ CDN!!! Much appreciated !!! Christian Dubreuil catdaigneault

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From: Samantha Prado

Subject: Don Quixote Leather clad bottle

Date: 08/13/2006 4:08:44 PM

I have a leather clad spanish whiskey bottle w/ the story of don quixote on it. It has Don and Sancho. Any idea who makes these bottles or where I can find more information on it? I Googled forever and found a few floating on ebay and one in an antique place but not much information. Thanks Samantha

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From: Lee Smith

Subject: Bottle Types

Date: 08/14/2006 2:23:45 AM

Hi Digger, I'm brand new to collecting antique bottles and as of yet haven't figured out what type to go after. I'm a Disabled Veteran and the Wife is on SS, so our budget is very limited and we also live in a small two bedroom apartment, so display areas are at a minimum. Using those limitations would you mind suggesting a couple of areas of me to consider collecting. If this is and area you would rather not go into, I will understand completely. Thank you very much for your time, Lee"Little Lee"Smith

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From: Diaperman1

Subject: Looking for possible value of Beam's choice The Kentuckian !

Date: 08/14/2006 12:17:48 PM

Hi Digger, My mom gave me a bottle she had for awhile to sell, and I wanted to know some info about it and its possible worth..It is a Beam's Choice collector's edition volume III, Americana Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with "The Kentuckian" by Thomas H. Benton...I have the box and there is still about a shot glass amount left in it. What is the year of processing? I still have the original box. The cap has a small cracked missing piece on the top. Over all great condition..Bottom of bottle has this for codes if im reading them right; 68 20, KYBRRR30. Thank you Christos M. Bottos AKA _Diaperman1_ (mailto:Diaperman1) .....

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From: Cindy Barone

Subject: unopened

Date: 08/14/2006 4:21:04 PM

Dear Digger, Please if you can let me know how much a unopened bottle still in paper wapping of (Dr. A. Boschee's German Syrup) is worth. Its full and unopened and all the lettering is very ledgeable. Thank you, Cindy

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From: Cindy Barone

Subject: unopened Dr. A. Boschee's German Syrup

Date: 08/14/2006 4:18:35 PM

Digger, Hi, could you please let me know about how much this is, it is still in its orig. paper wrapping with all info. clear to read. It is a full bottle inside. Thank you very much. Cindy Barone PS. we have had this bottle for some time.

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From: Michael Baron

Subject: 7 up bottle

Date: 08/14/2006 9:08:03 PM

Digger, I am looking for a 7 up" takes the ouch out of the grouch"bottle. Any thoughts on where I should look. Thank You, Michael Baron,DMD

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From: Brian and Carol Lamarre b.

Subject: bottles in a well

Date: 08/14/2006 11:23:38 PM

found in an old well a rectangular clear bottle about 8 inches tall with the word "Gastricine" in raised letters on the side. Also there was a dark amber round bottle aboue 4 inches tall with the word "Lysol" in writing on the side with a beige rubber cork and the printing was done in red. Do you have any info? respond to b.clamarreasktel2b Thanks Carol Lamarre

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From: Honeysuckelro

Subject: Digger, Help to answer this question PLEASE!!!!!

Date: 08/14/2006 7:23:10 PM

I have been trying to find your response to:Bonewalker7 subject, GDE KONING TILLY. 23-07-2004. The bottle they described is exactly like the one I got during an estate auction. I bought a shed as a whole,no idea what was in it. Got,so much for $70.00. My husband has toted this bottle from place to place.Please e-mail me back.Debra Stanfield

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From: wendy bakewell wendy. e

Subject: babybottle

Date: 08/15/2006 6:48:28 AM

hi could you help telling me if you no when pyrex made glass baby feeding bottles. thank you for any help you can give

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From: Tanya DeBerry

Subject: Atwoods Bottle

Date: 08/15/2006 11:25:37 AM

I have an aqua 12-sided Atwood's Jaundice Bitters bottle, formerly made by Moses Atwood, Georgetown, Mass. It is 6" tall and no cracks. Could you tell me the value and age of this bottle? Thanks! Tanya

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From: Tunnell, Ken

Subject: Coca Cola Refrigerator Bottle

Date: 08/15/2006 12:02:46 PM

Digger, Attached are two pix of a flask or refrigerator bottle. On one side is an embossed sailboat (looks like the Cutty Sark logo?) and on the other is "Compliments Coca-Cola Bottling Co". Know anything about this one? Thanks, Ken

 

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From: Sandra L. McGrew

Subject: Question about a bottle

Date: 08/15/2006 3:15:13 PM

I know that you are a very busy person, but could you please help me identify this bottle???        Most sincerely, Dan 

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From: Chuck Bagby

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 08/15/2006 4:24:51 PM

I am searching for a picture (pictures) of a type of bottle/jar I saw on a television documentary regarding some ancient shipwreck, I think in the Mediterranean Sea. The stopper of the bottle, maybe olive oil or wine, was secured by setting the bottle in some kind of small net. It appeared that a cord was then strung through one of the upper links of the net, then over the top of the stopper, then back down to the next link of the net, then back up to the stopper, until all of the upper links of the net had been strung with a cord that ran over the top of the stopper. The cord was pulled tight, securing the stopper into the bottle. Then the cord was tied off on one of the links of the net. It seems as though a clay seal that identified the producer of the contents was then pressed into the cord on top of the stopper. Have you ever seen or read of anything like this? I searched the internet for several hours trying to find a picture of a bottle/jar secured in this manner, but without success. If you could let me know where I could download such a picture, or a book that might have a description and/or illustrations of such a process, it would help me greatly in a seminar I teach. I would like to include an accurate description of this process, as well as images of such bottles/jars. I was at a dead end until I found your web site in a google search. I would appreciate your help greatly. Thank you, Chuck Bagby San Antonio, TX

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From: Chuck Bagby

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 08/15/2006 4:35:43 PM

I am searching for a picture (pictures) of a type of bottle/jar I saw on a television documentary regarding some ancient shipwreck, I think in the Mediterranean Sea. The stopper of the bottle, maybe olive oil or wine, was secured by setting the bottle in some kind of small net. It appeared that a cord was then strung through one of the upper links of the net, then over the top of the stopper, then back down to the next link of the net, then back up to the stopper, until all of the upper links of the net had been strung with a cord that ran over the top of the stopper. The cord was pulled tight, securing the stopper into the bottle. Then the cord was tied off on one of the links of the net. It seems as though a clay seal that identified the producer of the contents was then pressed into the cord on top of the stopper. Have you ever seen or read of anything like this? I searched the internet for several hours trying to find a picture of a bottle/jar secured in this manner, but without success. If you could let me know where I could download such a picture, or a book that might have a description and/or illustrations of such a process, it would help me greatly in a seminar I teach. I would like to include an accurate description of this process, as well as images of such bottles/jars. I was at a dead end until I found your web site in a google search. I would appreciate your help greatly. Thank you, Chuck Bagby San Antonio, TX

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From: Jesse Johnson

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 08/15/2006 11:27:08 PM

Dear Digger, Would you be able to let us know what this bottle was used for? About how old it might be? If it is worth anything other than a conversation piece. The bottle is in excellent condition, no chips or scratches. It does not have a lid. It is a very small clear cylinder shaped glass bottle. The opening at the neck is only 3/16 of an inch and the height of the body is approximately 2.25 inches. The bottom is curved inward with a number 4 on it. There are 3 rows of raised lettering on the side of the bottle which read 'Nowland's', 'Direct Applicator', and '(Copyrighted)'. We live in Arkansas if the area would be of any help. Thank you in advance for you help. It is nice to have knowledgeable people like your self to help us out. Cheri lonewolfprill2b

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From: WAYNE BARTOSH

Subject: old root beer bottle

Date: 08/15/2006 9:21:26 PM

 

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From: Comcast Mail dellard

Subject: bud bottle!!

Date: 08/15/2006 10:04:18 PM

 Hello Digger,  I also have a bottle with the name printed on it BUD red lettering, It is a carbonated beverage with orange juice flavor. It was made in watertown mass. at the watertown beveage company. It was colored with united states certified food coloring. Bottle is 7oz and heavy green glass. I can't find any info on it, age or otherwise, can you help?     thanks

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From: Rhonda Morrison

Subject: FW: Multimedia message

Date: 08/16/2006 9:39:21 AM

 Hello I have found a bottle at the Building Site at the junction of Baker St And Annesley Road where I live in Hucknall, The bottle that still has a cork inserted and carry's the name of Coombs followed by Hucknall Torkard. Have you ever seen one like this before? can you tell me how much its worth or if you know of anyone near Hucknall who might be interested in owning it? Kind Regards

 

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From: David Strande

Subject: OLD CLAY OR CERAMIC BOTTLE

Date: 08/16/2006 3:36:49 PM

Hi digger, i have this bottle but not a picture to sent so i'll explain it the best i can . It is 11 inches high and 4 inches wide. The opening is one , inch wide and then a one inch lip puffs out like a mushroom cap. The bottle is a cylinder shape and then tapers up to the puffy lip. The top third of the bottle is a pebbly type finish in clay or a ceramic and is shiny where the bottom part is duller and a matte finish. It is a greyish color . No lavel but on the top shiny part in blue are individually stamped in to emboss the words. S & s's white root beer pat.d 1866 jcc this bottle has been in our family for a long time and is very earthy looking. I'd love to know more about it. Thanks so much . Does it have some value?

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From: Heather Arbogast

Subject: bottle

Date: 08/17/2006 8:49:34 AM

My future mother in-law bought a bottle at a yard-sale and we do not know if it is worth anything. It is shaped like a log cabin and has two guys sitting in front of it facing each other. The bottle has Kentucky written in gold on the front. The cork stopper is the head of a guy. I cannot find anything abut it on the internet.  

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From: Richard A Crothers

Subject: Baltimore bottler

Date: 08/17/2006 12:13:48 PM

My Q is: from the before 1920 till 1960/70 there was a bottler in Baltimore area that used the name "------spring" in the product name. I remember it was some like "Cloverspring" .What was the correct name? Richard Crother

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From: Richard Eddy

Subject: VAN ESS Shampoo bottle

Date: 08/17/2006 2:22:27 PM

Hey Digger! Just wondered how old this bottle is? Found it while digging in our basement floor. Thanks! Richard Eddy

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From: Kerry Smith

Subject: Bim Crown Top Bottles....

Date: 08/17/2006 4:50:09 PM

I have recently found two bottles like the right one in the picture... I found them in Richmond, Virginia around 1st and Canal street if you are familiar with the area... I was wondering if you could tell me how much they are worth if anything... Thank you for your time.

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From: Cynthia Kruzich

Subject: My-Ola LaFayette Bottling Works

Date: 08/17/2006 5:52:12 PM

I have an amber brown bottle, 8 ounces, crown top, seam stops before the top and there is an uneven, horizontal seam around the circumference near the bottom, embossing on the side says "My-Ola" in script (similar to Coca-Cola script), with the tail from the M underlining the My-Ola and "8 oz" underneath this, at bottom of bottle "MIN. 7 FL. OZ. (next line) LA FAYETTE,GA. on opposite side at bottom "PROPERTY OF LAFAYETTE (new line) BOTTLING WORKS" On bottom "My-Ola" in script with a capital "C" above it. It is quite heavy for its size, in good condition - no chips or nicks but some pretty heavy scratches. I found this in a creek a few miles from LaFayette, GA along with some Mason Patent 1858 jars and an old iron tea kettle. I cannot find anything on the internet about LaFayette Bottling Works or My-Ola. Thank you, Cindy Kruzich

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From: Dorothy Kent

Subject: Seagrams

Date: 08/18/2006 11:24:47 AM

I have a question I hope you can answer. Is there any value to a bottle of Seagrams Pedigree Stright Rye Whiskey bottles 1928, unopened? 

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From: Grady Oder

Subject: Decanter?

Date: 08/18/2006 4:24:02 PM

Dear Sir, The following are pictures of a bottle that I believe is a decanter. This type of thing may be out of your purview, but thought I'd ask anyway. I'm interested in the history of the item and wonder if it has any value on the open market. The bottle has the Royal Doulton stamp (lion & crown) impressed on the bottom along with the number 8738 and is quite empty. I guess the King didn't want to share. The top is in a dark green glaze and I assume it is stoneware. The bottle (from the base to the top of the lip, measures 8 inches The stopper in the bottle is probably not original but something my grandfather put there. It does look very similar to other stoppers that I have seen in similar bottles. I would say that it is, overall, in excellent condition. It came to my family from a friend of my maternal grandmother. This friend was supposedly the daughter of a Lady In Waiting to the Queen of England. I don't know which Queen, therefore I don't know which King issued the Warrant. If this type of British bottle is outside your knowledge, I certainly appreciate your taking the time to read this email. Any help you can provide will be the only help I will have had. Thanks, Grady Oder oderg1v12b Left Side - "By Royal Warrant" Front - "Dewar's Scotch Whisky" Right Side - "To His Majesty The King" Bottom - Crown & Lion - 8738

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From: Melissa Webster

Subject: Antique bottle ID

Date: 08/18/2006 10:12:21 PM

This particular bottle belonged to my grandmother who died at 84, ten years ago. I have been trying to research what exactly it is, without much luck. I hope that you can help me. It is only about three or four inches high, has embossed wrought iron gates on one side with W's on each side of the gates, with a W in a crown on top of the gates. It has a "W" on the bottom, with a 6 to one side. It is embossed on the bottom. It seems to be sort of rectangular shaped. It has a seam that goes to the neck of the bottle and stops. But, it does seem to have some sort of screw top. I am sending a photo. I apologize it isn't a better photo. Thank you for your time. Melissa

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From: Curtis Woodliff

Subject: Unknown bottle

Date: 08/19/2006 12:15:07 PM

I found this at a junk dealer and bought it out of curiosity years ago in Austin, TX. I've never found anybody who knew what this was. Can you help? The gold plastic lid and base unscrew. The bottom of the glass vase says "FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE" "D - 10 64 57" is in the middle of the writing. The same thing is etched on the bottom of the plastic base without except the numbers...it only says D 10. Thanks, Curtis Clarksville, TN

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From: Kenzie Harris

Subject: Hello

Date: 08/19/2006 12:44:05 PM

 Hi, I'm not sure if I will have the best description's for you, but we were really wondering how much these bottle's are worth. I have two bottle's found in Atchison, Kansas along the Missouri river. One is a clear glass bottle that reads "Cough Balsam" on both sides, that's it. The other is a clear glass bottle that has the letters, "K K K" going horizontal on the front. On one narrow side it says, "Keokuk, Iowa" and the other side says, "K K K Medicine Co." If you could help it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Kenzie

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From: TomEMatthews

Subject: Bottle Query

Date: 08/19/2006 9:39:54 AM

Hi We have an Antique bottle, estimated by Sotheby's of London to be a Scottish or Belgian Lady's leg neck bottle, circa 1820. It has the date 1582 stamped, underneath an imprint of a castle or fortress tower. Do you have any information on such bottles? It is brown in colour, and the stamp is just below the neck of the bottle. The cork is still in the bottle, but no contents! It was given to my Grandfather whilst in service with Lord Horne around 1930. Would you have an estimated value, or any other information please? Tom Matthews Cornwall, UK

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From: The Elliotts

Subject: old bottle?

Date: 08/19/2006 1:49:04 PM

I found what might be an old bottle in my back yard while excavating. Can you help? Its says "Mauis" or "Mavis" on sides and bottom as well as trademark reregistered. It also says 43941 Root 29 along bottom. Can you help? Is it old? Thanks, Lynelle Elliott

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From: william foster

Subject: old bottle

Date: 08/19/2006 4:25:23 PM

I have this clear bottle about 8 inches tall.the information on the bottle is as follows. registered Greenville & Ionia bottle works Ionia, michigan. 7 oz. capacity 1762eg 26 then on the bottom of the bottle it has(G&I) if you know anything about this bottle I thank you for any information you may send myway to me . thank you for your reply. bill

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From: Harvey Scholl

Subject: Bottle

Date: 08/19/2006 5:31:14 PM

We have a pretty large bottle with a 1919 date on the bottom. Also a 13 C (inside) embossd near the date (outside) on the bottom. Bottle appears to be 6 or 7 gallons. Bluish in color. No idea what it is. Any info you can supply will be appreciated. HARVEY

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From: John Ochs Terry

Subject: Geo H. Goodman Company bottle

Date: 08/19/2006 6:06:14 PM

While trying to find a pluming leak under a 100 year old house I own, I found a bottle, three (3) pictures of which I hope are attached. The bottle is 12 inches high, about 3 and 3/8" in diameter at the base. The glass at the mouth is about 3/16" thick. It has a visible seam up to the neck and a small dimple or bubble on the back about 1/4" in diameter and about 3/8" from the bottom. Another small bubble is about 1/16" from the seam and about 1 1/2" from the base on the back (nonembossed) half. The bottle is embossed with the name "GEO. H. GOODMAN COMPANY" written in a semicircular or rainbow fashion. Under these words embossed straight across the bottle (that is, parallel to the bottom) are the following: line 1: A large upper case G with a smaller upper case G in the left curve of the larger G and a smaller upper case H in the mouth of the larger G. in the base of the larger G is a smaller upper case C and lower case "o" (for "Co." I assume) line 2: "CAIRO, ILL." line 3: "PADUCAH, KY." line 4: "EVANSVILLE, IND." line 5: "NEW ORLEANS, LA." All commas and periods I have shown appear on the bottle. They are small indentations in the glass. The bottle was found in Crittenden County, KY, which is about equidistant between Paducah and Evansville. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help. John Terryssed) half. The bottle is embossed with the name "GEO. H. GOODMAN COMPANY" written in a semicircular or rainbow fashion. Under these words embossed straight across the bottle (that is, parallel to the bottom) are the following: line 1: A large upper case G with a smaller upper case G in the left curve of the larger G and a smaller upper case H in the mouth of the larger G. in the base of the larger G is a smaller upper case C and lower case "o"

 

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From: David Buck

Subject: Hudson bay crockery bottle

Date: 08/19/2006 7:38:19 PM

Hello I have a Hudson Bay Rye Whiskey crockery bottle numbered +154971 . I bought it in 1977 unfortunately the bottle is empty but it still Has the cork cap with part of the 1977 seal do these bottles have any collectors value?

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From: Jerri Skaggs

Subject: 1967 JAMES AND BEAN CAT WHISKEY BOTTLE #334145-67

Date: 08/19/2006 7:46:19 PM

I received this from my grandfather. The decanter is in perfect condition. Can you tell me it's value? Thank you! Jerri

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From: Julia Vinson

Subject: chestnut grove whiskey bottle ,w.t. & co.

Date: 08/19/2006 9:44:59 PM

Hi Digger I have an aqua bottle that has w.t. & co. with the letter 2 under it on the base of the bottle.It has a paper label that reads Old Bourbon Whiskey.Then in a circle in the back round of the old bourbon whiskey label there is what says Hanford's Chestnut Grove Whiskey Trademark. There is also a small sticker, on the right of the label, that says sell,dozen and cost and it says metcalf co. boston. The bottle is long necked about 3 inches to 3 and a half inches long.I have been searching the internet and can't find anything on this bottle. Can you please tell me what the value would be? Thank you Julia

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From: Julia Vinson

Subject: chestnut grove whiskey wt&co

Date: 08/19/2006 9:49:40 PM

Hi P.S. this is the wt&co Old bourbon whiskey bottle. Chestnut grove.I forgot to tell you the bottle is in excellent condition. not a chip in it. it still has the cork in it. Julia

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From: jill hutcheson scooter74525

Subject: Paris,Texas Big Chief Cocacola Bottle

Date: 08/19/2006 11:02:15 PM

I also have a bottle like the one Jill P.wrote you asking about in Dec.2004It is a square indian head cocacola bottle from Paris, Texas Big Chief Bottling wrk.It has 4 indian heads on all 4 sides. With a no.1and a no.9 on the bottom of the bottle along with a G&F Paris, Texas symbol on the bottom. I have been searching for 3-4 yrs. I would love to find out anything about the where abouts of this bottle or any information that would explain this mysterious bottle.It is 7fl.oz bottle Found in Oklahoma.Thank you in advance on any knowledge you have to share. Jill H.

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From: Baard Christensen 

Subject: question Sloan Liniment Norwegian version

Date: 08/20/2006 10:35:00 AM

Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="0-1168602403-1156088100=:69133" --0-1168602403-1156088100=:69133Hi I have found an old bottle which is a Norwegian version of Sloan's Liniment . Its probably from the late 30's , its a very rare bottle to see here in Norway. Do you think american collectors would be interested in this? Please have a look at the pictures. Thanks. Baard Christensen --0-1168602403-1156088100=:69133 Hi  ;  I have found an old bottle which is a Norwegian version of Sloan's Liniment .  Its probably from the late 30's , its a very rare bottle to see here in Norway.  ;  Do you think american collectors would be interested in this?  ;  Please have a look at the pictures. ; Thanks.  ;  Baard Christensen

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From: Jim Latham .uk

Subject: GLENMORANGIE

Date: 08/20/2006 11:04:17 AM

Hi a friend of mine has a glenmorangie managers choice 2001 no 648 57.2 vol, i think he paid £125 a few years ago, the distillery have long since sold out. Have you any idea what it would be worth. Regards jim latham

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From: Dion Zumo

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 08/20/2006 1:02:07 PM

Hi, Description:This is written on the bottle Raised lettering Glass Bottle Clear with emerald green tint 9.0z W.M. Dunn Greenville Alabama 3019E Seasoned Networkers Dion Zumo

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From: Tracy Lewis

Subject: MIchael Wayne Distilling Company

Date: 08/20/2006 1:34:32 PM

My dad has a whiskey bottle of a pink and gold hat with gold on the bottom and gold on the letters in the middle of the hat. Engraved in white " Michael Wayne Distilling Company limited edition decanter ". It's a 1982 

My dad has a whiskey bottle of a pink and gold hat with gold on the bottom and gold on the letters in the middle of the hat. Engraved in white " Michael Wayne Distilling Company limited edition decanter ". It's a 1982

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From: Denise Hawkins

Subject: little brown bottle found in back yard

Date: 08/20/2006 1:48:35 PM

Hi I have attached a digital picture of a little brown bottle my dog dug up in my back yard in Nashville, TN. Actually she dug up two of these. On the bottom they read: T.C.W. CO TYPE 1 USA 86 They appear to be like the size of a hypodermic bottle that medicine comes in (like insulin or something similar). Have you ever seen these types of small brown bottles before? Thank you for your help! Denise

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From: Carl B. Gloyna

Subject: Green Big Chief 10 oz. and E.R Durker bottle-1877date

Date: 08/20/2006 5:03:23 PM

Hi digger, I bought over a hundred of old bottles in a collection. Many were found off the coast of Belique (wherever that is) in the ocean. many are old and look black, but if you hold them in the light they are green, amber, amethyst, and blue. I'm Having the dickins finding out about most of these bottles, even after buying 4 books. The question that I have for you concerns 2 bottles that were in the collection that were not ocean found. One is a 10 oz. Big chief bottle, green no paint or coloring of this type, but has an Indian Chief in full headress, on a 6 sided part of the ottle that is rough with smooth lines in the sides w/out the chief. Around the top the bottle is smooth and "written or embossed "BIG CHIEF" assuming embossed is made into the bottle like a mold. It has Property of Coca-cola bottling Co. on the bottom. I suspect this bottle is from the 50s'. The next bottle is a strange shaped bottle that is quite smaller at the top with graduations getting larger as it gets to the bottom. The main part of the bottle has a hand that looks like mummy-wrapped high-top glove (like the Michelin man's hand might be). It has what looks like a ribbon around the Hand (in a big oval) that says "E.R. Durkee & Co", and "New York" on the other side of the ribbon. It also says "Trade Mark" on each side of the gloved (mummied wrapped) Hand. Where the ribbon meets there is a type of buckle or something. The bottom reads"Bottle Patented April 17-1877" There are many small purfumer and druggists combination bottles from new york, and old large Pharmaceutical bottles that I would like to ask about, but I' ve used up enough space. I also have a Hayner whisky bottle that has layed on the Texas prairie since around 1897 and has turned pink. Beautiful! Any help would be appreciated. Rarity, value) Thanks Carl B. Gloyna Blanket, TX.

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From: mcleanfox1

Subject: Fwd: Darley Park Brewery Bottle

Date: 08/20/2006 2:52:56 PM

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From: mcleanfox1 Full-name:

Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 19:46:01 EDT

Subject: Darley Park Brewery Bottle

The bottle was green and it was just like this one. Darley Park Brewery G B S Baltimore,MD (bottom of bottle was) 1239 2 (back of bottle) obco Abt. the same size. Could you give me a date on this bottle and how much its worth? Sincerely, Ralph McLean

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From: sheri klein-

Subject: Fwd: whiskey decanter

Date: 08/20/2006 7:29:26 PM

Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 17:15:05 -0700 (PDT)

From: sheri klein-harris sheri_

Subject: whiskey decanter

Can you tell me how much the river queen paddle boat whiskey decanter by Paul Lux Liquor bottle # 125, sn # 113. Also says o.b.r kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. 86 proof 4/5 quart. bottled nation hill co..st. louis,mo. How much might this be worth? Thank you. Sheri_

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From: Biggdaddyz510

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 08/20/2006 9:14:14 PM

hello I was wondering if you could help me found a clear bottle with the name The tarrent co chemists new york on the front of it I checked the net but no info not sure what it was used for if you could help it would be great

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From: Julia Vinson

Subject: pics of wt&co old bourbon whiskey bottle

Date: 08/21/2006 7:53:41 AM

Hi Digger I was able to take some pics of this bottle. It has wt&co. on the base. I have searched all over the internet and can't find anything on this. On the label behind Old Bourbon Whiskey is Hanford's Chestnut Grove Whiskey Trademark. The bottle is in mint condition. What is that little sticker on the side? It says cost, dozen and sell with metcalf co. boston underneath. I would appreciate very much if you can give me a value on it. Thank you so much Julia

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From: Deborah Cassell

Subject: need to know manufacturer

Date: 08/21/2006 10:15:17 AM

have you heard of a light blue tint bottle (clear) sorta looks like a smooth tall bottle with the initials WF&S 21+ on the bottle side has apple seeds in it seams on both sides but not on bottom thank you for your help

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From: dan billingham

Subject: bottle identification

Date: 08/21/2006 2:29:07 PM

 Hello, I found this bottle in a remote pond area that is at its driest for years. Hockley near Southend. 2 pics attached. 8 inches high, 2 1/2 inches across. Has seam on both sides, top to bottom, ha an inner thread at opening for one complete turn of a bung(?). On front, it says: HARRINGTON (trade mark) SOUTHEND ON SEA and a symbol (JFH?). On its rear it says: A. ALEANDER & CO, LEEDS & LONDON. On the bottom: E D & CO LD, again the Symbol: (JFH?) and the number 1252 underneath. Glass is uneven inside and has air bubbles in it. It is light green in colour and quite dense. I'd like to know a bit about it (its use, age, value, rarity) Thank you, Dan.

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From: Stacie Rogers

Subject: McGivers American Army Bitters Bottle three stars

Date: 08/21/2006 9:22:55 PM

Hello, My mom has some old bottles that she was given to her when her aunt passed away. She loves the bottles. She described them to me tonight on the phone. Can you tell me anything about these bottles? She is 65 and remembers her aunt having them when she was a little girl around six. I can't remember the other one. It was one with wheaton NJ on it. I think it had Ben Franklin on it and 1880 on it. One is blue and the other is green. They are really neat bottles. Thanks, Stacie Rogers Hello ; My mom has some old bottles that she was given to her when her aunt passed away. She loves the bottles. ; She described them to me tonight on the phone. ; Can you tell me anything about these bottles? ; She is 65 and remembers her aunt having them when she was a little girl around six. ; ; I can't remember the other one. ; It was one with wheaton NJ on it. ; ; I think it had Ben Franklin on it and 1880 on it. ; One is blue and the other is green. ; They are really neat bottles. ; Thanks Stacie Rogers

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From: Southern Leisure

Subject: Try-me Beverages /Vicksburg, Mississippi,Patented April, 24, 1924

Date: 08/22/2006 12:00:20 AM

Hello, Digger, I recently visited the Vicksburg, MS Coca Cola Museum where I purchased a Try-me Beverages Printed in /Vicksburg, Mississippi, Patented April, 24or 29, 1824, possibly 1924, but it really looks like 1824. If the 1824 is correct, I am wondering if this was actually the first Coca Cola introduced as a beverage to see how the people liked it before putting the name on it. I understand that Vicksburg, MS was the first placed to actually put the Coca Cola to feel the people out, to see how they liked the new bottled coke before putting in to This bottle is clear "white" and has many scallops and gates Since Cicks burg was receivig. Please respond ASAP Love you , Mom

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From: UBeGoodToo

Subject: whats this bottles worth?

Date: 08/21/2006 8:39:56 PM

Hello could you tell me what the value of an old 1960 bols blackberry brandy still has the cork the bols company told me the approxmate age of the bottle 1960 thanks for your help B. Good

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From: Susan susan3846

Subject: how much would you charge for looking at some pictures of old DR. Pepper, 7-UP, Pepsi etc... bottles I own?

Date: 02/23/2006 8:20:08 PM

how much would you charge for looking at some pictures of old DR. Pepper, 7-UP, Pepsi etc... bottles I own? /

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From: FatKatz48

Subject: Ace bottle

Date: 08/22/2006 1:41:26 AM

Hi, we found a little clear bottle 4 and 1/8 inches tall, front (side to side) is 1 and 5/8 inches, the side is 7/8 inches. Bottom (under side) has, 5 1/4 oz. in raised numbers. Emblem of ace of spade with letter A inside on the front, under that is the word, ACE. The neck has 2 screw threads slanted and it is an applied neck. (no mold lines on neck, just bottle) Wood mold marks cover most of the bottle. No cap when found. What did it contain, company name, and age is what we'd like to know. Thank you, Jack & Gaylene, collecting in California

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From: Carol Kumar

Subject: Jefferson Davis McCormick

Date: 08/22/2006 9:21:26 AM

Hi Digger, Are you in Kentucky? I am from there originally and miss it terribly. My husband was a Controller in Erlanger and the Co. went under so we moved to Fl. I have a Jefferson Davis Decanter from McCormick Dist. in the original box and wondered if you might know the value. Thanks, Carol

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From: Samuel Rogers

Subject: John F. Henry Colbalt blue poison bottle

Date: 08/22/2006 11:35:34 AM

Hi, I have a cobalt blue John F. Henry bottle, I think poison. I was told it was from the civil war era. It is about 4 1/4 inches tall and 1 1/4 inches in diameter at the bottom. It has raised letters on it which says, "John F. Henry N Y ". It was unearthed from under a very very old building in Wheeling WV on the river bank. This was near a old hospital that was around during the civil war. The hospital was on the river, there was a secret tunnel that came into the hospital basement from the river. Confederate soldiers used to be secretly taken into the basement of the hospital for treatment. It was a Catholic hospital, but was torn down several years ago. I was wondering if you knew if this bottle had any value. No chips or cracks. Thank you very much. Judy Rogers

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From: Samuel Rogers

Subject: John F. Henry cobalt blue poison insect bottle civil war

Date: 08/22/2006 11:38:49 AM

Hi, I have a cobalt blue John F. Henry bottle, I think poison. It is about 4 1/4 inches tall and 1 1/4 inches in diameter at the bottom. It has raised letters on it which says, "John F. Henry N Y ". It was unearthed from under a very very old building in Wheeling WV on the river bank. This was near a old hospital that was around during the civil war. The hospital was on the river, there was a secret tunnel that came into the hospital basement from the river. Confederate soldiers used to be secretly taken into the basement of the hospital for treatment. It was a Catholic hospital, but was torn down several years ago. I was wondering if you knew if this bottle had any value. No chips or cracks. Thank you very much. Judy Rogers

 

From: Digger [mailto:] Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 4:00 AM To: Cilla Rogers

Subject: Re: Atwood's Bitters bottle I certainly could. I am interested in any info about John F. Henry...he produced many other products as well. When you get settled after moving send me a picture and if possible a scan of the papers and I wll send you when information I have about both the Atwoods and Mr. Henry's opther activities. I think I even have another bottle with his name on it..from the 1870s.  

Digger

 

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From: Catherine Roberts

Subject: Owens-Illinois Unusual Blue Bottle

Date: 08/22/2006 3:46:34 PM

Several Years ago we purchased what appears to be a vintage Owens-Illinois blue bottle. It has the diamond-circle mark on the bottom: Plant 1 (Toledo); Date 2 (1932?); and Mold 6. It is octagon shaped: 7 6/8" tall - 6 6/8" wide - 4" thick. Opening: screw top - approx 1 5/8" wide. Seams: 3 seams: 2=top to bottom (appear to be through the lip); horizontal seam under the screw lip. There is a raised diamond pattern (4' x 4" x 4" x 4") on both sides and (very hard to describe) raised pattern of 3 lines that go along side of the 4 triangle sides - these three lines descend and ascend from the triangle point initially from one line. We would appreciate knowing what type of bottle it is. We are guessing that it might be a whiskey bottle. Thank you, Catherine and Bob Roberts

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From: Catherine Roberts

Subject: FW: Additional information Owens-Illinois Unusual Blue Bottle - patent number

Date: 08/22/2006 4:00:43 PM

We have tried to be describe the bottle.

From: Catherine Roberts [mailto:croberts1dq2b ] Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 3:47 PM To: ''

Subject: Owens-Illinois Unusual Blue Bottle Several Years ago we purchased what appears to be a vintage Owens-Illinois blue bottle. It has the Owens-Illinois diamond-circle mark on the bottom: Appears to be Plant 1 (Toledo) ; appears to be Date 2 (1932?); and Mold 6. Has patent number: 86017. It is octagon shaped: 7 6/8" tall - 6 6/8" wide - 4" thick. Opening: screw top - approx 1 5/8" wide. Seams: 3 seams: 2=top to bottom (appear to be through the lip); horizontal seam under the screw lip. There is a raised diamond pattern (4' x 4" x 4" x 4") on both sides and a (very hard to describe) raised pattern of 3 lines that go along side of the 4 triangle sides - these three lines descend and ascend from the top and bottom triangle points initially merging from one line. We would appreciate knowing what type of bottle it is. We are guessing that it might be a whiskey bottle. Thank you, Catherine and Bob Roberts

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From: David Zechman

Subject: Daniel Booze honey?

Date: 08/22/2006 4:03:11 PM

Hello there. I found your great website while searching the net for info on this odd bottle I found in my grandmother's house. The attached photo--I found on the net--is, I believe, identical to that on the bottle I found. The clear glass bottle is ~8 inches tall and shaped like a flask. After my grandmother recently passed away, I was cleaning out her big old house and found this jar of "Daniel Booze" orange blossom honey in the basement. It's nearly full and the honey is not even crystallized, despite the coolness of the basement (unfinished basement of a very old farmhouse). I haven't found any info on the net about what years Daniel Booze honey was manufactured and sold, but I'm certain the honey has been in the basement for more than 22 years. My grandmother rarely did anything in the basement--it was my grandfather's domain and he died in 1984. My guess is that it's 30 to 50 years old. Do you know? I just found it very interesting that this old jar of honey was down there for so long and appears intact. Thanks for your help. David H.

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From: Kathleen Coulombe

Subject: question , please can you

Date: 08/22/2006 8:44:12 PM

Digger, A friend of mine, has found a jug, about 30 gallons, totally covered in cork up to the mouth of bottle, It has a old metal handle on it that is secured with heavy wire wrapped on handle to neck of bottle. I do have a digital camera but I cant find my cord to load a pic onto computer. If I do find it soon will then send a pic. I looked online in several searches and could not find any jug close to this one. Not sure if the lettering on it was placed when bottle was made or after, or sometime in recent years. But it has a painted black, K L and C the C has a small o inside it. Any ideas on maybe year or anything else?? Thank you   Kathleen Coulombe 

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From: G Arnold

Subject: Poodle Bottle Question

Date: 08/22/2006 10:20:30 PM

Hi Digger, I appreciate the opportunity to ask you about this poodle bottle that belonged to my husbands great, great grandmother. My Mother-In-Law specifically remembers asking her Grandmother questions about this bottle...what came in it...where did she get it. Her Grandmother's reply was that she didn't have any idea what came in it, it was her mothers. (Adrianne Wise Saxe Garrigues) It stands 14 1/4 inches high from base to tip of glass stopper. The mouth of the bottle is very uneven. It does not appear to be broken or chipped, but the hole isn't really centered. Because of it being off center, one side of the opening is thicker than the other. I've included a picture of the base of the bottle that I hope will show you what you need to see. It seems to be fairly smooth, but there are lots of bubbles in the glass. The shape of the bottle is a Poodle sitting upright. The color is clear. It has no damage and there are no stains. We would love to know how old this bottle is, where it was made, what came in it, if it's rare and the approximate value. Thank You SO MUCH, Becky and George Arnold

 

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From: Fairyfan0923

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 08/22/2006 6:49:37 PM

I found a bottle of bols ballerina (gold creme de menthe) this is a full bottle never opened , all labels are on. on the label it says it was made in 1868. could you tell me the value of this. it was my dads who recently passed away thank you.missy please write back

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From: Alice Folse

Subject: lea&perrins bottle

Date: 08/23/2006 8:26:42 AM

I have the bottle that is on the left of this picture do you know its worth thank you

Subject: Re: lea & perrins bottle When you say $3-6 is that $3.00 - $6.00 and do you know where I can sell it? Thanks

These are extremely common and usually sell for $3-6  It will be difficult to sell.

Digger

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From: Alice Folse Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 5:18 PM

Subject: Logitech E-Mail I have a flask that is satchmo from tiara I cannot find any information on this bottle. I believe it is rare. Can you tell me anything about it

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From: callum6.uk

Subject: wiskey bottle

Date: 08/23/2006 9:18:54 AM

hi I have a Haig's dimple bottle its markings on it are .haig's wrote on one side in white .on the bottom the markins are haig's embossed in the middle .a660on the top with R and a 5 underneath that .on the bottom is U G 5 . the bottle is 8 inch long and14 inch round inside the bottle is a sailing ship but no name I would be grateful if you could try and find out the age for me thanks lisa

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From: Pat McCandlish

“ ----- Original Message -----

From: Pat McCandlish  Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 11:26 AM

Subject: Park Tilford Explosion Hi, by any chance do you know how I could find out about the Park and Tilford explosion/fire in New York City in 1907? I've done alot of searches on it but nothing comes up. Thankyou, Pat McCandlish

Subject: Re: Park Tilford Explosion Better late than never.. Well As far as I can ascertain, there was no such fire or explosion in 1907. On August 23, 1894 a Park & Tilford wagon was destroyed by a dynamite blast from laborers who were using dynamite in the course of a cellar excavation. I found the following: March 19, 1902 there was a fire at 9:30 A.M. at 1412. Broadway, park & Tilford: damage $500. On December 14, 1910 they had another fire causing $1000 in damages. Finally, November 24, 1911 a Dynamite shanty on 72nd street blew up killing one person and wrecked the interior of one Park & Tilford's stores along with several private residences. the contractors were arrested. All of the stories appeared in the New York Times on the dates given. Digger

Subject: Re: Park Tilford Explosion

Date: 08/23/2006 10:43:29 AM

Hi, thanks for answering the email. I didn't want to forget to thank you. I had been trying to find info on my great grandfather Frederick Hahn who died in the Park Tilford explosion he was a chemist at the distillery. I might have the wrong year. Anyway thankyou, Pat

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From: Gopan, Janemaus

Subject: question

Date: 08/23/2006 1:33:30 PM

Hello, I was wondering if you knew where I might purchase a Dr. S.H. Thompson Steral Tube from 1922. Any suggestions? Thanks Jane

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From: Cilla

Subject: Atwoods Bitters bottle UNOPENED

Date: 08/23/2006 2:46:50 PM

Subject: Atwood's Bitters bottle Hello. My name is Cilla Rogers and I have an un-opened bottle of Atwood's Bitters. It has been handed down through my ancestors. I am related to John F. Henry who bought the rights to the bitters from Atwood. I have the legal papers conveying the recipe to him. It still has the paper wrapping tied with a black string. I could send some pictures but, right now I'm in the process of moving and it's packed away. Would you be able to give me some advice if I sent you some photos? Sincerely, Cilla Rogers, DVM

Hello. I emailed you a while ago but was in the process of moving and could not follow up on your reply. I hope you will read this and reply. Attached are a couple of photos of the bottle and a couple of papers written back in the old days about the bitters. I am interested in knowing approximately how popular this might be to a collector and if possible what I might be able to get for it. I am not interested in selling but would like to know for insurance purposes. If you think it's worth some money I will probably get it appraised. Thank you. Sincerely, Cilla Rogers

 

From: Cilla

Subject: Atwoods Bittlers papers

Date: 08/23/2006 2:59:21 PM

Hello again. I forgot to send the papers. Here are two. Sincerely, Cilla Attachment N1: recipe01.jpg Attachment N2: letter01.jpg

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From: Jeff G

Subject: Avon bottles 1960-1980's;

Date: 08/24/2006 9:46:35 AM

Sir;  Would like to ask you a question, who buys and collects Avon bottles? Parfum bottles, cologne bottles, many different bottles, most from the dawn of the Avon company when ever it started through the 1980, My wife's mother has several bottles, age and dates unknown, as she received them upon her mother's death. Do you know of a web site or collector, or book store that handles items collected specifically Avon bottles listed as items researched , everyone talks about them being so collectable but there is vary little information other than seeing one on "Ebay" from time to time. If you know of a site let me know so I can forward the information to my mother-in-law. Jeff_Galvan

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From: Jennifer Semel   

Subject: bottle question

Date: 08/24/2006 10:13:52 AM

greetings from northwest connecticut. my son was snorkeling on our lake (cream hill lake in west cornwall) and found a clear 8.5" tall bottle with embossed lettering - oval shaped - harold witrock across top of oval and millerton ny on bottom half of oval. the only other marking is 'registered' above that. we figured that it was either a soda or beer bottle which must have been bottled locally. we were trying to estimate the age of the bottle. so far nothing has come up on google searches of the name. do you have any ideas for us? our house was originally built over the lake and we heard that the owners in early 1900s would sit and drink on the front porch tossing the bottles into the lake. we have found some others over the years but not by local bottlers. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks-- jennifer concepcion

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From: brianyank

Subject: liquor bottle

Date: 08/24/2006 2:06:55 PM

 Digger, I went to the beach this summer and I like to collect sea glass when I arrive there. I found this one peace that is the bottom of a liquor bottle. The color of the bottle was brown. The shape of the bottom of the bottle is an oval shape that has a slight curve upwards towards the inside of the bottle. The with of the bottle is approximately 3 inches wide. Since I don?t have the rest if the bottle I don?t know what the length of the bottle. What I would like to know about this bottle is how old this. Where it came from and how much money it is worth.  Thanks, Brian

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From: GemTina

Subject: I HAVE A OLD WINE DECANTER

Date: 08/24/2006 1:36:55 PM

Hello there, I received a wine decanter of an African American fisherman, it is a ceramic figurine type of decanter and on the bottom it reads;      hand painted      made in Italy      RIP. VIETATA Then it has a number 139 Then their is like crest with leaves on both sides of the crest. Also, on the decanter there is a label that reads, Red table wine         product of Italy         bottled by .....C. V. B. FEDEBA          certaldo (Italia) The bottle appears old I was just wondering if you know anything about this bottle and is t an old bottle. It is a very attractive piece. Please let me know if you have any info on this I would really appreciate it. Sincerely, Tina

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From: Andrea Gekeler

Subject: Jeanette Mason Drink Milk Glass

Date: 08/24/2006 10:59:05 PM

Hello, I recently acquired a glass jar that has an embossed logo. The top says "For Health" in the middle in bigger letters says "Drink Milk" and the bottom says "and Economy". (I'm assuming it says "Drink Milk for health and economy". The bottom says Jeanette Mason with the J inside a square. It measures about 5 1/4 H x 2 5/8" wide. It has, we think, 2 glass lids a milk glass looking one and another clear one. Can you help me date this and give it's estimated value? Thank you so much, Andrea Gekeler Germantown, OH "Life is not measured by the breaths that we take, but by the moments that take our breath away"

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From: Barbara Carter

Subject: bottle

Date: 08/24/2006 10:05:05 PM

I have a 6 oz glass bottle with the name of Cammarano Bros. Tacoma molded in the glass. The bottom says "CAMMARANO BROTHERS TACOMA REGISTERED 20 icon 8". Can you possibly fill me in? Looks like Rainier mountain also molded in glass near neck. Thank you! Barbara

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From: Barbara Carter

Subject: Clorox

Date: 08/24/2006 10:17:02 PM

 I have a ambered color Clorox bottle. It stands about 12 " tall, has a screw top for a screw on lid. The little handle at the top reminds me of a jug. Bottom has "REG US, Clorox in a diamond shape grove, PAT OFF and 3 small numbers or letters I can not read." Any idea when his was made? Any information appreciated. Houston

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From: Barbara Carter

Subject: small bottle

Date: 08/24/2006 10:24:12 PM

I have a small clear bottle, about 4 inches tall, with a long neck. On the bottom it says 'Fitch's' and has "23 icon 1 or I. Any information availabel on this bottle. Excellent shape but dirty. Thank you. Barbara

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From: Barbara Carter

Subject: Square bottle

Date: 08/24/2006 10:31:02 PM

I have a square amber colored bottle, about 5 inches tall, screw top with markings on bottom. One direction looks like NW with a 1 or I under the NW. When turning the bottle around it looks like a 1 (or I) with MJV under it. As you can tell, I am totally green at this but I find the bottles interesting. Want to try to learn more about them. Thanks many times over!

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From: Barbara Carter

Subject: bottle

Date: 08/24/2006 10:36:53 PM

Here's a bottle that is very attractive,. Clear rectangular, 6 total finger grips, one side being very smooth while the other side has about 20 vertical lines. The number 2 is molded in the bottom. has a screw top. Have any idea about time it was made or what was in it? Thanks once again.

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From: Amy Workman

Subject: leather bottle question

Date: 08/24/2006 11:04:02 PM

 I have come across a leather covered bottle and was wondering how to find the value. It is about 11 1/2 - 12 inches tall. It seems to be green glass but is completely covered in red leather. Even the top of the bottle has brown weaved leather on it. It has an insignia on the front of the bottle that is pressed into leather. It is a square bottle and has a sticker on the bottom that reads " NORLEANS Made in Italy" It is a really pretty bottle. I am attaching some pics. Thanks so much!!! Amy Workman A

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From: Andrea Gekeler

Subject: Early 20th Century Jeanette Mason Drink Milk Glass

Date: 08/25/2006 7:42:59 AM

Hello, I recently acquired a glass jar that has an embossed logo. The top says "For Health" in the middle in bigger letters says "Drink Milk" and the bottom says "and Economy". (I'm assuming it says "Drink Milk for health and economy". The bottom says Jeanette Mason with the J inside a square. It measures about 5 1/4 H x 2 5/8" wide. It has, we think, 2 glass lids a milk glass looking one and another clear one. Can you help me date this and give it's estimated value? Thank you so much, Andrea Gekeler Germantown, OH

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From: Veart Family

Subject: Bass Kings Ale 1902

Date: 08/25/2006 8:14:17 AM

Hello, We have a bottle of Bass King's Ale dated Feb 22, 1902. We would like to know the value please. We have a newspaper article dated 1969, stating only 2 bottles remained unquaffed. We believe that makes it very rare. Any information would be greatly appreciated, or any other people to contact on this subject?? Thank you L Veart Australia

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From: joe grant

Subject: madden mineral water bottle

Date: 08/25/2006 8:55:02 AM

hi there I have an old codd madden mineral water bottle from London Derry from around the turn of the 20th century and was wondering how much it was worth  

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From: Amy Vadnais

Subject: Question on small seltzer bottle

Date: 08/25/2006 4:16:58 PM

Hello, I was wondering if you could give me any information on my small seltzer bottle. I've attached a picture. I know it's not great but I'm not great with the camera. I tried to get a close up of the writing on the top but that didn't work. Sorry. I bought the bottle at a market in Italy and don't know anything about it except that I loved it because of it's unusual size. I haven't seen another one this size. Are they fairly common? Here's some more info... Cap reads: VETO SANDOR   FORUM SZIKVIZUZE (I can't make out the last letter (s). It could be one or two letters)   BUDAPEST Other side of cap inside a circle reads: VETO SANDOR (arched on the top of the circle)        99% ONBETET (I'm 99% sure of that word) This is in the written straight across the center of the circle        BUDAPEST (arched on the bottom of the circle)        Underneath the circle it says 1933 The bottle is five and a half inches tall to to the bottom of the cap and eight inches tall from the top of the cap to the bottom of the bottle. It is eight and one-eighth inches around. I can't see the mouth of the bottle because I have never taken the cap off. I'm afraid I'll break it. I'm not sure if that's possible though because the glass seems very, very thick. The base of the bottle is smooth with no writing. The shape of the bottle is rounded. The embossed design on the front is similar to the mark on the cap and reads VETO SANDOR arched on the top of the circle, I can't make out what it says in the center, and it says BUDAPEST arched on the bottom of the circle. The color is clear. The condition is pretty good, the glass is milky in places and the bottom portion of the cap (the little ring like part) is cracked in two places (directly opposite from each other). Unfortunately I don't know anything about it's history. The guy only spoke Italian and I don't speak Italian so the only thing I got out of our conversation was "piccolo" which means small. Thanks in advance for your help. Amy

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From: Sam Donelson

Subject: J.F.Deininger

Date: 08/25/2006 8:21:45 PM

Hello friend I am trying to find out more about the Cold Edge Bottling Works and J.F. Deininger bottle that is mentioned on goggle search engine for april 2000 I have one and am courius what that artical had to say about it I also have a clear bottle thats 5&5/16ths tall,1&13/16ths wide, and 1 inch thick with James Topley with a street address from Vallejo also a estab.1854 embossed on the front bottle also has over sized cornors and the bottom is oversized to creat scoop like depressions on the four sides and the bottom and a ring on the neck one inch below the top of the neck, can take photos if that helps also yours is only site I got a hit one my search . Thanks and I am looking forward to hearing from you       sinserly Sam Donelson

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From: catherine.gutknecht

Subject: birchola soda co.

Date: 08/25/2006 10:22:46 PM

From what it's worth department, Birchola syrup was first made and sold as early as 1910. I own an original one gal. brown jug with an original paper label glued to it. There were two companies involved; Birchola. which made the actual syrup and the Imperial Birch Beer CO , which was incorporated as the holding company in Dickson City Pa.in 1909 and filed to issue $35,000.00 worth of stock at $50.00 per share of which I own one of the original certificates that was sold to a Mr. R. Luce. There were two families involved from Dickson City, the Gutknechts who owned the formula to the Birchola Syrup and the Huffnagles who issued the stock in the Imperial Birch Beer co. George Huffnagle was the President of the holding co. and Ignatz Gutknecht (who was married to a Huffnagle) held the formula. Birchola was in the Gutknecht family until the late 1950's or the early 1960's when the formula or the rights were sold to the Crystal Soda or Bottling Co. of Scraton Pa. My name is Joseph J Gutknecht the Great Grandson of Ignatz ......I thought I would share this information with you because I kept seeing information that stated that Birchola went on the market in 1924 and I do believe it was sold locally as early as 1910...Thanking you for taking the time to peruse this. JJ GUTKNECHT

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From: NIKKI GODINEZ

Subject:

Date: 08/26/2006 12:26:39 AM

Hello, I found a bottle that says Rheumatic and neuralgic paste manufactured by W.P. Smart and sons Dodgeville, Iowa county, Mis Price, 50 cents. By mail 60 cents. This paste is made from Oil of angle worm, cayenne pepper, frogs and gum Camphor, and will take away pain like a charm. It will cure toothache, nervous headache, neralgia,  pains in the back, chilblains, etc.,by rubbing it in. Can not be equaled for catarrh. Sent by mail $4.00 per dozen. Agent circulars free.Male and female agents wanted. Also has 2 men's pictures on it. Also, I saw the same question about the same bottle on digger's website in April 2003 archives with no answer. Any ideas? Thanks so much. so curious, Nikki Godinez

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From: Bluebirdy43

Subject: Avon bottle

Date: 08/25/2006 10:11:10 PM

i have a amber colored avon bottle that is shaped like a turtle and has damage could you tell me how much its worth and how much it would be if it didn't have any damage thanks

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From: Mark Collier mccrph

Subject: BOURNE & SONS

Date: 08/26/2006 7:11:19 PM

Hello, have looked at your web site and see that you have helped a lot of people...so here goes. I have a brown bottle embossed bourne & sons pantentees denby potttery near derby p & j arnold london. We have looked at several sites and have seen bottles that say embossed "vitreous" our bottle does not say that. It is about 7 & 1/2 inches high. The base is the same diameter as the top, which is about 3 inches. I have noticed the bottles on the internet appear to have a border around the embossment, this bottle does not. It most appears to look like the bottles that came from the shipwreck that are listed for sale. We found this bottle in a box with other bottles in an antique store. I look forward to your response and thank you in advance lorrie

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From: June and Ken Paris

Subject: Abbott's milk bottle

Date: 08/26/2006 10:10:20 PM

dear digger my friends and I recently found around 20 or 30 old bottles in the woods near our house. one in particular i'd like to ask you about is and abbott's dairies inc. milk bottle. this is the best description I can give: the bottle is about five or six inches tall the lip is about 1/4 inch thick. the opening has a diameter of about 2 inches embossed on both sides is the word Abbotts in cursive at the bottom of one side says ONE PINT LIQUID REGISTERED at the bottom of the other side says ABBOTTS DAIRIES INC. the base underneath of the bottle has a large A with a circle in the triangle part to the right of the A is a 57 to the left of the A is a symbol? that is inlegible the bottle is clear in color thank you for your time. I would like to know if possible the approximate age and value of my milk bottle. thanks A. Paris

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From: William Cox 

Subject: re cleaning

Date: 08/27/2006 1:11:11 AM

here is my queston. I love old bottles and like to put them to good use,spices, liquor etc. some bottles have this rainbow sheen from being buried, I was told this is called mineralization is there anyway to remove this, and or is this dangerous for foodstuff? bill ob1a William Cox

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From: Tiffany Stephens

Subject: old coke bottle?

Date: 08/27/2006 3:55:46 AM

I recently received a gold coke bottle with the only numbers on it 5804, you can see the coca~cola on the bottle but it is not colored in white, the whole thing is gold, would you know how old it is and maybe it's worth, can't find anything on the net about it, so clueless. Thanks, S.L.

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From: billy bobb corn_fed_hillbilly

Subject: question about a old bottle

Date: 08/27/2006 6:05:46 AM

hi I have a old bottle im not sure but I was told that it was a sample bottle of smile cola and that it was made around the 1930's to 1940's. the bottle is made of clear glass and has the seam that goes up the side of it and the rings on the bottom of it the bottle. the bottle is around 5 to 6 inches tall and around 1 3/4 inches in radius at the largest part of the bottle which is about 1/2 inch from the base of the bottle I wish I had a picture of it so I could show you. I have looked and looked and couldnt find any information on smile cola or smile cola bottling company.. the bottle is around 1 3/4 inch diameter about 1/2 inch from the base and stays at 1 3/4 inch for about 1 inch then tapers down to about1 1/4 inch in the middle for about 1 3/4 of a inch then tapers back up to about 1 3/4 for about 1 3/4 then tapers down to the neck of the bottle which is around 1 inch then has the place for the cap. the only marking's that I can find on the bottle is on the very bottom of the bottle and it says..contents....3 oz. and between the words contents and the 3 oz is a symbol that looks like a oval shaped circle with a smaller oval shaped circle in the center of that running the opposite direction. and there appears to be the number 7 or number 1 on the left hand side of the symbol and on the right hand side of the symbol there is a number 6 and right under the symbol there is the number 10. the bottle does not appear to have any knicks or chips in it anywhere on it.i know that it will be hard for you too tell me what it is without seeing it but if you have any ideas on what it really is and a ball park amount on how much it is worth I would really appreciate it. thank you very

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From: debra6317

Subject:

Date: 08/27/2006 8:16:07 AM

i need to know how much an old 1920 orange juice bottle is.

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From: dennis 

Subject:

Date: 08/27/2006 9:13:01 AM

good day sir I found a bottle it is three inches high it says on the bottle (not to be taken) on the bottom it reads A716 C 6 UGB thank you

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From: Catherine Roberts  Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 5:00 PM

Subject: FW: Additional information Owens-Illinois Unusual Blue Bottle - patent number  We have tried to be describe the bottle.   

From: Catherine Roberts
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 3:47 PM To: ''

Subject: Owens-Illinois Unusual Blue Bottle   Several Years ago we purchased what appears to be a vintage Owens-Illinois blue bottle. It has the Owens-Illinois diamond-circle mark on the bottom: Appears to be Plant 1 (Toledo) ; appears to be Date 2 (1932?); and Mold 6. Has patent number: 86017. It is octagon shaped: 7 6/8" tall - 6 6/8" wide - 4" thick. Opening: screw top - approx 1 5/8" wide. Seams: 3 seams: 2=top to bottom (appear to be through the lip); horizontal seam under the screw lip. There is a raised diamond pattern (4' x 4" x 4" x 4") on both sides and a (very hard to describe) raised pattern of 3 lines that go along side of the 4 triangle sides - these three lines descend and ascend from the top and bottom triangle points initially merging from one line. We would appreciate knowing what type of bottle it is. We are guessing that it might be a whiskey bottle. Thank you, Catherine and Bob Roberts   

Thanks so much for the info - I appreciate it -

Catherine Unfortunately the patent info does not tell the function. the shape makes me think food and the relatively wide mouth makes me think not-whiskey. Would be more valuable with the lid or a label..I would guess $20 if cobalt blue maybe a bit more.  Digger

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From: mozf mozf

Subject: 1963 Seagrams Crown Royal--Sealed and Boxed

Date: 08/27/2006 12:27:17 PM

Good Morning: Do you happen to know the value of a sealed and boxed bottle (1/2 gallon) of 1963 Seagram's Crown Royal whiskey? I am looking to sell this item and, frankly, do not know where to turn. Thank you in advance for any information or direction you may have. Warm Regards, M.

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From: Cathy Nelson

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 08/27/2006 6:52:56 PM

I have this bottle from my grandparent's estate. Silver twist on cap. Words - White Horse Distillers LTD with a horse on a platform the says Estab. 1742. Bottom of bottle - embossed are the letters PCC. The bottle is 10 tall, brown/amber in color. Has a raised horse on front that is white and a small horse, not white, at base of neck on the other side. Base has an open pontil. There are side seams. No cracks or chips. There is some oxidation on the cap. What I am curious about is what its worth and where (if I decide to) sell it? Thinking about keeping to give to my son. Cathy

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From: bnt18 ,

Subject: Gebhardt Eagle Chili Powder bottle

Date: 08/27/2006 6:54:57 PM

I found a small bottle down behind our house in Kankakee, Illinois. It says chili powder on one side and Gebhardt Eagle on the other. The bottle has a lavender look to it. I've found other Gebhardt Eagle bottles online but they all have the eagle etched in glass and this one doesn't. I was wondering if it was one of the original bottles that was used to sell Mr. Gebhardt's chili powder in? The family that used to use this property before us back in the late 1920's early 1930's was a wealthy family from Chicago and they came down here to the river to their "summer home" here on the Kankakee River. Any help would be appreciated!!! Thanks!! Tara

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From: Mike

Subject: Ship wreck bottle

Date: 08/27/2006 7:56:07 PM

Back in 1981 my father and I dove off a wreck in south Florida that I only remember as the bottle wreck. My father found this intact bottle and I found some scraps. H e gave the intact bottle to me before he died some years back. On a whim I just googled the bottle information and wandered to your web site. Any info on the wreck and about the bottle would be great. I have not discovered too much except that it was bottled in Ireland by a company that still exists. Thanks. Michael Martin Miami Shores US

 

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From: Lisa Gooch

Subject: Question about old mason pickle jar 3-5 gallons

Date: 08/27/2006 9:24:40 PM

I have clean out my grandfathers house after his passing and found an old 3-5 gallon Masons pickle jar is what I would call it. It has an large eagle with stars around it on one side the other side says MASON'S (Large star) Patent Nov. 30th 1858 - I don't think thats the date but no other date is found. I do know he had it back 1949 when my mother was a child. ANY IDEAS TO WHERE I START TO FOUND THE VALUE????? Have A Blessed Day!! 

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From: D Ravella

Subject: FW: Hiram Walker Private Stock

Date: 08/27/2006 9:30:10 PM

I am hoping you can assist me with an inquiry. I have a sealed bottle of Hiram Walker, "Private Stock" straight whiskey. Its seal dated 1924 and bottled in Walkersville, Ontario. I really have two questions: 1- What is the approximate value of this bottle, and does it make anymore valuable to have a date that falls in the "prohibition era"? 2- The seal has deteriorated some and is starting to loose a bit of the content, what can I do prevent the lose of the whiskey? I have attached a couple of pics to assist in your evaluation. Thank you in advance Dennis

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From: Mohan Menon

Subject: Whisky

Date: 08/28/2006 6:51:36 AM

Hello, Should whisky bottles with corks be stored on their side? Tks Menon

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From: BOB & LYNNE

Subject: Ste Pierre Smirnoff 100 Proof Vodka Decanter

Date: 08/28/2006 8:45:09 AM

I found a bottle of my father's yesterday, it is 12 inches by five inches. It is a diamond pattern glass decanter. The neck label reads Ste Pierre Smirnoff Fls. Purveyors to the Imperial Russian Court 1886 - 1917. It still has the liquor control commission seal on it. Also, it says Vodka distilled by Ste Pierre Smirnoff Fls Hartford, Conn - 100 Proof 4/5 quart distilled from grain. Can you tell me anything about this bottle (decanter) and perhaps it's value? I appreciate your help. lynne

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From: Baltogram327c

Subject: hi

Date: 08/28/2006 8:46:09 AM

Hi, I have a cobalt blue whiskey flask, with an Eagle on one side and I think an American Patriot on the other with stars all around his head. Could you tell me how much it is worth, Thanks. Sylvia

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From: Tponusky69

Subject: need help please!!!!!!

Date: 08/28/2006 8:56:06 AM

hi I have a bottle I need help with: 1st. this bottle is made in u.s.a and is about 9 inches tall towards the top is a circle with a mans face below that is a square spot for a label (photos and numbers/letters are all raised and glass is dark brown) in raised #,s 1788 everywhere. back side round spot for label, also states federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. once may have had screw cap and now a cork sticks in it with a metal spout, with plastic yellow cap and o-ring?on bottom (d 126) _12756_ (mailto:12756) 3 made in usa if you have any knowledege I appricaite it thanks

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From: Gerald Edge

Subject: liquor bottle 185 rms titanic created by paul lux 1970

Date: 08/28/2006 2:20:05 PM

can you tell me anything about this bottle...its empty..but in perfect condition..with stickers still on it...how much it would be worth...if any?thank you very much...martha edge

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From: BuckeyeGuy25

Subject: Ravenna, Mantua, and Kent glass

Date: 08/28/2006 11:25:34 AM

Hi John, my name is Brian Gray and I'm in the Ohio Bottle Club. I'm writing a book about Ravenna, Mantua, and Kent glass. Since you're so knowledgeable, I thought you might have some information that you could contribute. I'm including all of the factories, even those that only made window glass of lamp chimneys. Can you offer any research tips? I'm especially having trouble finding patents. How are you so successful at finding them? Thanks, Brian Gray

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From: Lildarling441946

Subject: OLD SAM liquour bottle

Date: 08/28/2006 11:49:10 AM

Our first house was built in the 1920's and we found several bottles in the attic, one has the name OLD SAM raised on the top of the rectangular bottle inside a sun design. the metal twist cap says Mc Nell on it. I have not found anything on it regarding its age or what kind of alcohol it might have held. The back of it has the full sun ray design and says in raised letters, federal law prohibits sale or re-use of this bottle. it's clear glass and stands about 10 inches high. any clues? It was found in Freehold NJ Thanks for any help or pointing me in the right direction Kathi Britske Jackson, NJ

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From: Mary Lee Brunet

Subject: Wanting to identify a bottle.

Date: 08/28/2006 3:59:10 PM

Hello, I was wondering if you are familiar with old glass intravenous drip bottles with rubber stoppers. I am not sure how old it is or where to find information on this. Mine is in mint condition, still has an original sticker attached. Not looking to sell it. I am interested in having it appraised (if it is valuable at all) and to know more about it. Any info you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your time and assistance. Regards, Mary Lee Brunet Ontario Canada

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From: Elaine Thompson

Subject: Hervay's pain relief

Date: 08/28/2006 4:36:12 PM

hello, I found an old medicine bottle Hervay's is the brand, pain relief is written on the other side, there is a number 563 on the bottom, clear glass but it has small bubbles and the top is pontiled, (I think - it looks like it maybe had a cork stopper at one time?) I did a google search for Hervay's but came up blank. Have you ever heard of this brand name before? Found in New Brunswick, Canada. Thanks, Elaine Thompson,

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From: marcia oregan new zealand

Subject: preserving jar

Date: 08/28/2006 4:29:02 PM

i have a preserving jar I got from my grandmother it has a metal screw on lid with glass inside it its a mason brand patent nov 30th 1858 just wondered if it had any real value marcie

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From: JJRandLOL

Subject: Woosies Bottle

Date: 08/28/2006 2:37:43 PM

Dear Digger: My husband found this bottle in our back yard when he was building a fence. I can tell from the mouth that it's not terribly old, but when I tried finding out about Real Juice Company, I didn't come up with anything (admittedly, I'm not really good on the computer yet when it comes to researching) -- then I found your site! Here's what I can tell you. The bottle measures 9 3/4 inches tall. It has a slight iridescent quality but doesn't look as purple to the naked eye as my photo suggests. On the bottom: Real Juice Co. Dallas, Texas -- CAP. 10 FL OZ -- 295 (or 29S) 2 -- LG (or LC) 63 (or 69). Condition is unchipped -- really good. My husband and I would like to know when Woosies was made and was it a juice, or did RJC also make colas? And, of course, does it have any value? My husband tells me that collecting bottles is attractive mostly to men, but since finding your site, I'm fascinated by them, too! I'll send the photo of the bottom separately. I'll try adding this one as an attachment. Thanks again. Judith Lemons Dallas, Texas

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From: Jana Brumitt

Subject: cone ink bottles

Date: 08/28/2006 8:44:48 PM

Hello, i live in Madison, ms. I have been collecting bottles for a few years, mainly ms bottles. I have started a small collection of colored cone inks, was wondering which one of your books would be more helpful to me, out of the two vols. That you have? Do you by chance have any colored cones for sale? Any advice on colored cones, would be greatly appreciated, thank you for your time, chris

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From: Jack1e

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 08/28/2006 4:58:36 PM

We have two drug bottles from the past. Our Grandson wants to do a report on them, but we do not have any information about them. We have attached pictures. The first one has an Owl sitting on the top of a mortar and pestle. The bottle is approx. 2 1/2 inches tall. We assume it came from Owl Drug in California. The next is from THE STAR DRUG CO, Market Street corner of Third, San Francisco. above the company name there is 3 iii stamped. This bottle is 5 inches tall. Our Grandson would like to know the time period these were used and what they could have contained. Any other information would be also welcome. Thank you Leon & Jackie

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From: msonny

Subject: E.RDURKEE BOTTLE

Date: 08/28/2006 9:33:44 PM

 While digging a lake behind my house I found a clear glass bottle. The bottle has no cracks or chips AND IS 2.5" WIDE AND 6.75" TALL. The side of it has E.R.DURKEE & CO. SALAD DRESSING NEW YORK and on the bottom has BOTTLE PATENTED APRIL 17 1877. Could you tell what it's worth? Thanks Sonny

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From: Jclaw111

Subject: 1.00 Seagrams Canadian VO bottle

Date: 08/29/2006 7:24:28 AM

Dear Digger I have a 1.00 gallon Seagrams Canadian VO bottle 1969 still in the original box unopened with the original pump. I am searching for the value of this item. Can you help me with my search? Thank You

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From: Terry White

Subject: the bayer co. div. help me

Date: 08/29/2006 2:38:43 PM

Dear digger, I found a bottle in a pond area and was hoping you could tell me something about it. ; On the sides is written the bayer co. div. on the bottom of the bottle there is a number 14 then a 1 with circle arround it then a number 4. ; What does it mean and how much is it worth if anything. And ; is it an old bayer asprin bottle?? ; Thank

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From: Nita Fisher barry.nita

Subject: bottles

Date: 08/29/2006 5:06:27 PM

Hey digger I have a dark blue E.R Squibb bottle that was made in 1932. It is 8-sided and was made in Canada.I figure it is a milk of magnesia bottle but I wanted to know a little more about it like the price maybe. Also I have a coke-cola, pepsi and sussex ginger-ale bottles dating back into the 60's are they worth anything, also I have a Bols Ballerina Apricot Brandy bottle. thanks Amy

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From: Seth Golden

Subject: john clarke

Date: 08/29/2006 6:07:00 PM

Hello I recently found a bottle in an old house built in the 1840's. The bottle has the name John Clarke and right below it is New YORK could you tell me how old it is and the value. Thank you

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From: Andrea Gekeler  
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 11:59 PM

Subject: Jeanette Mason "Drink Milk" Glass Hello, I recently acquired a glass jar that has an embossed logo. The top says "For Health" in the middle in bigger letters says "Drink Milk" and the bottom says "and Economy". (I'm assuming it says "Drink Milk for health and economy". The bottom says Jeanette Mason with the J inside a square. It measures about 5 1/4 H x 2 5/8" wide. It has, we think, 2 glass lids a milk glass looking one and another clear one. Can you help me date this and give it's estimated value? Thank you so much, Andrea Gekeler Germantown, OH "Life is not measured by the breaths that we take, but by the moments that take our breath away"

Hi, After getting your email, I looked a little closer at the glass .. The "lid" has the "Jeannette Mason" and "square J" on it, but the glass has the "Drink Milk for Health and Economy". On the bottom front it says something to the affect of "Property of Universal Milk Service Inc. Cincinnati". The back side says "12 fluid oz" and the bottom has an embossed "18" (left side) next to a "1" inside a triangle with an oval going top to bottom and a "4" next to it (right hand side). Do you have a manufacturing time frame and / or estimated value? Thanks for a quick response!!!! Usually when I email someone via a website, I never hear from them. Andrea Gekeler "Life is not measured by the breaths that we take, but by the moments that take our breath away"

From: Digger To: Andrea Gekeler Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2006 8:41 AM

Subject: Re: Jeanette Mason "Drink Milk" Glass Bottle was made by Jeanette Glass company between 1915 and 1922. Most milks did not have glass lids. The size sounds more like a cottage cheese bottle. No city, state or manufacturer makes it less valuable as it is a generic container. $20-25  Digger

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From: Helen Butalla 

Subject: Glass Lid

Date: 08/30/2006 1:04:13 PM

 Hello, We find many old porcelain canning lids (Boyd and Mason) and many glass lids (White House) after a storm on our riverfront property (Monongahela River) in Pennsylvania. I can't find a photo anywhere on the web of the glass lid. I'm suspecting it might be from an old vinegar jar of some sort. The glass lid (stopper) is about 3 1/2 inches in diameter. On the bottom of the lid is a ridge so I'm inclined to think it might be a stopper rather than a lid. It is clear glass with the words White House at the top. It also has an embossed sketch of a house. Could you tell me more about what this lid/stopper was used for and it's age or value. Thanks. Helen     Helen A.

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From: Linda Zeigler

Subject: poision bottle

Date: 08/31/2006 10:53:16 AM

Digger I have a 3 cornered, cobalt blue bottle, about 3 inches tall, it has criss cross design on one side, and has "poison" on it. Thank you Linda Peculiar, Mo

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From: Teresa Koepke

Subject: Sears Stampede Cologne Bottle

Date: 08/31/2006 3:21:48 PM

DiggerI bought this several years ago at an antique store. ; I don't know how much it is worth. ; I can't even remember how much I paid for it, but probably no more than $2 - $5. ; It is amber glass with an eagle and shield on one side. ; ;On the other side it has a pocket watch with shielded eagle - says Sears at the bottom of the watch, what looks like it could be an old booth bench that says Stampede across what would be the back of the bench, and at the top, a circle with three buffalo that says Stampede * 1886 at the bottom of the circle. ; It is 6" tall, 3" across at it widest point, and 1" deep. ; There is a seem up the sides and around the bottom where there is also a 1/2" indention. ; I have attached several pictures to hopefully help. ; I would like to get an estimated value and manufacture time frame Thank you so much, Teresa Koepke

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From: chuck walker

Subject: old milk bottle

Date: 08/31/2006 4:37:16 PM

My husband was running a crane on mare island in northern calif. and dug up a milk bottle that is embossed naval prison farm. do you have any info on this bottle? Thanks Kelli

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From: OSIRISSTAR

Subject: Hi Digger

Date: 08/31/2006 12:42:34 PM

Just wondering if you could help me identify the age of this bottle of to tell me if it's real. It measures about 9 1/2 " tall by a little over 2 1/4 across the bottom. Greetings. Val Val.

From: OSIRISSTAR

Subject: Re: This is Val again

Date: 08/31/2006 4:03:39 PM

Btw do you know how old it is that bitters bottle?

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From: Cruz, Lupe

Subject: Gifford & Co. red twist cap clear bottle

Date: 08/31/2006 6:00:56 PM

Hello, While remodeling my house I found a red twist cap clear bottle containing liniment (at least I think that is what it is judging from the emboss on the bottle and smelling it (smells like bengay ointment)). - The front of the bottle is embossed with the following: Gifford & Co., H.H.H. Liniment, Chicago - The left side is embossed as follows: The Celebrated - The right side is embossed as follows: D.D.T. 1868 - The base is embossed with a "Key Mold" (I got that term from your website, I think I'm referring to it correctly??) with the numbers 7 on the left, 6 on the right and 2 on the bottom The Chicago Historical Society has no record of a company by the name "Gifford & Co.", it is possible that it was a small establishment, I don't know and I can't seem to find anything on the internet that would give me some indication how old the bottle actually is. I hope you could shed some light. Thank you, Guadalupe.

From: Cruz, Lupe

Subject: FW: Gifford & Co. red twist cap clear bottle

Date: 08/31/2006 6:12:41 PM

Hello again, I realized I incorrectly referred to the symbol on the base of my bottle as a "Key Mold", it is not. Instead of trying to describe the symbol, I have attached your picture (basics5.jpg), that has a design that looks like part of a chain link, which is exactly the design on the base of my bottle, sorry for the mix-up.

From: Cruz, Lupe Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 6:01 PM To: ''

Subject: Gifford & Co. red twist cap clear bottle Hello, While remodeling my house I found a red twist cap clear bottle containing liniment (at least I think that is what it is judging from the emboss on the bottle and smelling it (smells like bengay ointment)). - The front of the bottle is embossed with the following: Gifford & Co., H.H.H. Liniment, Chicago - The left side is embossed as follows: The Celebrated - The right side is embossed as follows: D.D.T. 1868 - The base is embossed with a "Key Mold" (I got that term from your website, I think I'm referring to it correctly??) with the numbers 7 on the left, 6 on the right and 2 on the bottom The Chicago Historical Society has no record of a company by the name "Gifford & Co.", it is possible that it was a small establishment, I don't know and I can't seem to find anything on the internet that would give me some indication how old the bottle actually is. I hope you could shed some light. Thank you, Guadalupe Cruz. Attachment N1: Picture021.jpg Attachment N2: basics5.jpg

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From: jtolin

Subject: Don Q Liqour bottle

Date: 08/31/2006 6:04:59 PM

Digger, I just was given a mint condition Don Q Puerto Rican Rum bottle-including spear and golden hat. Marked on the bottom is DQ-1 1970 Liquor Bottle 185. Can you please provide me with more information including collector value. Picture was found on an internet site. Thank you, Jim

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