August 2004 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2004

From: DWest8277
To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: BottleQuestion
Date: 01-08-2004

We found a bottle in an older dump and it's not that old but can't find what the product was. It is embossed with "bob o lene" is 6 in. tall, clear glass with a wider screw top. What I would like to know is what "bob o lene" was! Any help you can give is appreciated. Thanks, Janice

Here's your answer: Word Mark BOB O LENE Goods and Services (EXPIRED)  HAIR SETTING LOTION. FIRST USE: 1929. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1959.  Registration Date February 1, 1972 Owner (REGISTRANT) NATIONAL BEAUTY INDUSTRIES, INC. CORPORATION ILLINOIS 5549 N. CLARK ST. CHICAGO ILLINOIS 60640 The product is no longer being made.  Digger

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From: Mary Anne ma.
To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: BottleQuestion with attached picture
Date: 01-08-2004

Hi - I was hoping to find a hint about what there bottles were used for. I have found nothing so far. Both have doughnut shaped tops and 2 side seams. The colors are pale clear green. James Meacher, New Brunswick, NJ - around the sides HWP 40 - on the bottom Has a metal plug dropped inside Rayner's Specialties, NYBCo - around the sides Rayner - on the bottom I'm stumped! So any help would be greatly appreciated. Best regards Mary Anne

Both are soda bottles from the 1880-1910 era.  the bottle on theleft is known as a "Hutchinson" soda, so named for the stopper which Hutchinson invented.  You can find out more Hutchinson sodas here.  I have written a good bit about him in other months. The bottle on the right might be a bit older and could be from the late 1870s.  Digger.

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From: AThvntatt
To: jaok20bottlebooks,
Subject: OBW
Date: 01-08-2004

Hello. I am taking part in an archaeology excavation at a homestead dating back to the mid-1800's. We recently found the base to an old, green bottle. The base is concave and has the letters 'OBW' marked on it. I have tried to find information about this bottle but have been unsuccessful. Might you be able to help? Thank you for your time. -- Alana d:-) Never place a period where God has placed a comma. Gracie Allen

The mark is not listed in any sources I can find.  I suspect that it is not a glass company mark but a bottlers mark. I found from exploring you had posted this question in other places and indicated the excavation was in Florida.  Jacksonville, Florida had some 300 bottlers so locating information on Florida cities beginning  with the letter "O" might be the best direction to head. Digger

 

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From: KILROY5O5

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Oliver Whiskey bottle

Date: 01-08-2004

I have a brown embossed whiskey bottle. It has three mold lines going up the bottle stopping about one inch from the mouth. The bottle is embossed with "Sam Baumgarten & Co. Old Oliver Whiskey Memphis, Tenn. " Do you have any idea as to age or any info on this bottle? The bottle does not have any breaks or chips. Thanks Gary Oglesbee

I do not, but from your description, I expect it is a good one.  Tennessee Whiskey bottles are highly collectible and yours being pre-prohibition in age is probably worth at least $100.  The chances are the bottle was made between 1880-1918.  Digger

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From: Vanman167
To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com
 Subject: 1957 regal china Miller
Date: 01-08-2004

Hello, I was wondering if you could give me any info on this bottle. It has markings on the bottom that says 1957 Regal China Miller. It resembles a decanter but has no lid. I actually have two of these bottles. They appear to be hand painted black with gold trim that is raised on parts. The white is the actual bottle ceramic/pottery. Thanks for any info!

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From: Tashana Bufkin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 01-08-2004

I found a green straight-sided coca-cola bottle. I believe is 6 or 6 1/2 ounces. Has "coca-cola" in script in the center with "trade mark registered" in block letters under it. On bottom lip is "Mobile, Ala property of the CoCa-Cola bottling co. " on the bottom side is in script "Coca-cola. " there is a seem that runs up both sides to the top of the lip. There is a ring about 4 inches down the neck . Can you tell the anything about this bottle? Age and possible value? thank you Tashana Tashana Bufkin

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From: grumpy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: inks

Date: 01-08-2004

i am a bottle digger from Petrolia Ontario Canada my question to u is this: there is a method of cleaning bottles that are dug from the ground to remove the ugliness without any real work or damage to the bottle itself. I would not be able to make any money at this if i were to ship them out to be done and i have the resources to get the required material in order to bring the former beauty back into the bottles i find.

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From: BRUCE RUMPH

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Big 12 Beverages bottle

Date: 02-08-2004

Digger - I have come across several bottles bearing the name "Big 12 Beverages" bottle by the Coca-Cola Bottling Co of South Bend Inc, South Bend, Indiana. These bottles are clear and look very similar to the Coca-Cola bottles. They held 6 1/2 ounces of soda. As of yet, I have not found a single person that has ever heard of these bottles and the rep's at Coke do not return email at all. The bottle is stamped with three rows of numbers on the bottom: row 1 - 7 the letter I in a circle 58, row 2 - 3, and row 3 - G-14962. Any ideas? Bruce Rumph

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From: Wba777

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dr chandlers jamaica giger root bitters bottle

Date: 02-08-2004

Have the same bottle as dawn gentley who asked you the same question i have on 7-03-2004

Except my bottle is light blue/tealish shaped like a barrel says Wheaton nj on the bottom chas nichols jr coprors is it worth anything thanks steven rzepkowski

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From: Jean-Paul

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hi Digger

Date: 02-08-2004

I have discovered an old whiskey bottle with the seal broken. It is called Special Old Reserve It is made by the AMS Co. It is a pint bottle in an amber color signed by R. E. Wather, Pres. It states that it was made in Fall of 1917 and bottled in 1932 after being stored in the finest oak barrels for over 15 years in Kentucky and bottled in bond under government supervision especially for the stockholders of the National Distillers Products Corporation. The company name on the bottle is The American Medicinal Spirits Company Inc. It states that it was in the 5th Dist. of Ky. Permit no. Ky. P-19 100 Proof also states that it is for medicinal purposes only. Produced By Harry E. Wilken. Distillery No. 388. There is more but I am hoping that this is enough to at least give us both an idea of what this bottle could be worth. I would appreciate any help in finding all or any information on this subject. If you are unable to help maybe you could send me in the right direction. Thank you for your time and any help you are able to supply. do you think this company still producing whiskey, i will love to refill this bottle, thank you to share your passion jean-paul from France ---

Date: 7/29/2004

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From: Alannixon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle.

Date: 02-08-2004

I recently dug a bottle up from my garden and it has a marble in the neck. and knowing nothing about bottles could not figure out the purpose of this. i would be very grateful for any information you could give me alan nixon.

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From: administratorbottledigging

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Subject: New Bottle Digging Site

Date: 03-08-2004

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From: Pablo Benoit

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ballon captif 1878

Date: 03-08-2004

Hi Digger: I have bought this strange bottle in form of ballon captif, commemorative of the first flight in globe, the few data that I have of her are that it was carried out by Legra in the year 1887 for the universal exhibition of Paris, I would like to know if he has a value and some reference of the drink that it took in their interior. Sincerely Pablo Benoit zzdeco. I have bought this strange bottle in form of ballon captif, commemorative of the first flight in globe, the few data that I have of her are that it was carried out by Legra in the year 1887 for the universal exhibition of Paris, I would like to know if he has a value and some reference of the drink that it took in their interior. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: laura kundinger

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

Date: 03-08-2004

I have a bottle that my husband gave me from my bar that i use to run, but what i was wondering is if you could help me find a place that i could see what the value is, not that im going get rid of it, im just curious how old it is, on the front of it it has the name " john graf " milwaukee wis. . . . It looks like it could be plaster, ans its a grayish color, i think it was a beer bottle. . I know its kind of hard to do anything without a picture. But i was just wondering if you could kinda of point me in the right direction if possible. . . . . . Tyvm for the help. . Hope to hear from you soon. . . . Laura jo northway

From: laura kundinger

To: jaok20bottlebooks, northway97

Subject: hello ( i just wrote you )

Date: 03-08-2004

I hope this works i tried to take a picture of that bottle didnt come out the best but this is what it looks like. . Hope you receive it. . Oh its about 8 inches tall also. Tyvm laura jo northway Attachments: Oregon Scientific Photo Album. lnk

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From: Ann_Kainnps

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Partial Bottle with cap

Date: 03-08-2004

While doing an archeological compliance survey in Denali National Park and Preserve I found a broken bottle. The top still had the cap (screwed back on). It is a metal cap (maybe aluminum) and says "The American Medicinal Spirits Company. " I know that during prohibition a lot of liquor was sold for "medicinal purposes. " During the early 1930s the road through Denali (then Mt. McKinley National Park) was under construction and an Alaska Road Commission camp was located near where I found the bottle. What can you tell me about this company? Ann Kain Cultural Resource Manager Denali National Park and Preserve P. O. Box 9 Denali Park, Alaska.

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From: jerry diminno

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jar

Date: 04-08-2004

Hello! I have a jar and i was wondering if you could help me. On the bottom it says crownford china co. It says Abagails useful jar on one side and one pint 1902 on the other. thanks so much for any help you can provide. Thanks again.

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From: Nick Moser

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 04-08-2004

hey can you please help me find out how old this bottle is and how much its worth please I am eager to find out. i found it in our grove and the grove is like100 yrs old I no that green river has been going on since 1919. its about 8 inches high and 2 on the bottom of it thanks send email back my please. i also have a brown one gallon hi-lex jug too can u tell me how much that's worth too thanks. hey can you try to get back to me quick please I'm excited to find out about some bottles. they are kind of interesting thanks a bunch. . . . Donít just search. Find.

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From: jalfordcomcast

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 04-08-2004

Have found a small amber bottle shaped like an elephant while digging in my yard on Deal Island, Maryland. It is old but I can't find any information on this type. . . . any ideas? Thanks

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From: Andreia Anderson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: poison bottle.

Date: 04-08-2004

My mother recently found a bottle that is embossed with a spider web surrounding the entire outside of the bottle. It is a dark amber color and there is a spider embosed in the lower center of the bottle only on the front, there is wheat surrounding the spider. Along the top of the bottle near the opening the bottle reads in embossed letters "BUY THIS BOTTLE ONLY IN THE TIN TOP SAFETY CARTON. " on the bottom of the bottle it reads "T. M. R. E. G. U. S. PAT. OFF. PAT PENDING" My mother believe that the bottle was used to hold bug poison and i have no opinion on what it may have been used for. We would really appreciate it if you could help us determine exactly what this bottle is and what it was used for. Thanks a lot XD

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From: Labb33

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: SCHENLEY POURERS???

Date: 04-08-2004

Do you have any info on bottle stoppers, specifcally schenley, i have several, because my dad was a past salesman for the company? Or what web site might lead me in the right direction, i checked ebay and found nothing. Can you help???? Labb33

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From: kern kaufman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: reproduction milk bottle

Date: 04-08-2004

I have what I believe is a reproduction milk bottle. Thats ok with me, but i've had it for about twenty years and it reacently got broken. I would like to find some info on it or how to replace it. I'll try to discribe it the best I can. 18" tall, mouth inside 3" , outside 4. 5 ", base 7" to 7. 5" . clear with a light blue tint. on one side it has milk over a star over 1890, the other side has a cow on grass. The bottem has a star. The lettering, numbers, cow, star everything are all raised. There are no other markings. Thank you for any and all your HELP.

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From: Al Crawford
To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: Bama Ceramic Bottle
Date: 04-08-2004

A friend of mine has this Bama ceramic bottle that he said belonged to 'Bear' Bryant. His grandmother used to work for him and this is where the bottle came from. He was told Bear used to drink whiskey from it. Any idea what it is worth? Thanks

 

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From: newlifemiracles

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: success to railroad flask

Date: 31-07-2004

would like some info on this bottle. . Attachments: flask hall 001. jpg flask hall 006. jpg flask hall 004. jpg flask hall 005. jpg

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From: Kevin Layton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cobalt Blue Poison Bottles

Date: 31-07-2004

Hi there, I would like to identify some poison bottles, please. I have 8 bottles, all cobalt blue, with what I believe to be a "diamond and lattice" pattern (from the little research I've done). They are all marked W T & CO on the bottom with a number 2 directly below. They appear to be in excellent condition. I have 5 which are approximately 7" tall, 2 which are approximately 6" tall, and 1 which is approximately 3. 5" tall. There are several more of the 3. 5" size within my immediate family. Any idea as to their value? Should they be cleaned? Or will that diminish their value? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you !

Here's the story: Whitall Tatum Company, marked the base of their bottles with the initials W.T. & Co. they specialized in laboratory glassware and many other specialty bottles. Unless colored or otherwise embossed they have a limited value.  Digger

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From: bwalker17

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coke Bottles

Date: 02-08-2004

Any value for Coke bottles from the 1940's and 1950's? These are 6 1/2 ounce with the plant's name on the bottom. I have 100 of them from all over the USA. Thanks Bill Walker

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From: David Long

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coca Cola Syrup Bottle

Date: 04-08-2004

I recently acquired a I gallon duraglas syrup jar. On the bottom of the Jar it has numbers in the glass. There is a symbol like and on the left side there is a 7, under the symbol there is a 2 and on the right side there is a 50. I thought that might be the date of the jar, 7/2/50. The label in the center of the jar has a slim yellow circle around it with the names of the towns where there are distribution centers, then there is green background with a perforated number at the top and the writing of, Manufactured by The Coca-Cola Company principal offices New York, NY. Over laying that is a red background in a square shape with a raised coke glass in the lower right hand corner, this has white writing on it saying Coca-Cola trademark registered in US patent office Coke Reg US Pat Off Delicious and Refreshing The jar has a red and white coca-cola cap on the top. The Jar when used held coke syrup. Thank you for the information that you can give me about these jars and what they might be worth. David Long

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From: Whfkncrss

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: need info

Date: 04-08-2004

i have a 4/5 quart pioneer jug numbers on bottom are: 219-1974 liquor bottle 11-d16 Is it worth anything?

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From: Dirtbike9191

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: questions

Date: 05-08-2004

I have several bottles that i would like to know what they are worth. One is a st. Joseph's assures purity, one is McCormick &co Baltimore, one is the rexall store with 3-2-1 on one side and 100-80-60-40-20-cc down the other side and the last one is dr. Yyb Caldwell's Monticello, Illinois. Every one of these took a cork top. 7inches tall by2 1/2wide-----5 3/8 long by1 1/2 wide------5 inches tall by1 1/2 wide nearly 6 inches tall by 2 inches wide. I know little about old bottles, these my grandfather found. Thanks for your help. Kristi

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From: Alfred Shackeroff

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: George A. Dickel Golf Club whiskey bottle

Date: 05-08-2004

Some years back - in the sixties, I believe - Dickel (Tullahoma, Tenn. ) sold sour mash in a golf club shaped bottle. Heard some ago the bottle had collector value after it was discontinued. Can you shed some light on this possible collectable? Al

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From: Tom Butler

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Help on, Old TIPP USA?

Date: 05-08-2004

Tipp USA Bottle Digger Odell, Can you tell me anything about this bottle? I have found many Tipp USA salt shakers, spice bottles, etc. but can't seem to locate any information about old Tipp USA Bottles. Can't really see it to good in the picture but the bottom has the writing TIPP U. S. A on it. The bottle is made out of a stone type material, like cream colored pottery material. Any info. will be greatly appreciated. By the way, the site is GREAT! Thank You. Tom Butler

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From: Cindy Myers Cindy.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ss coke bottle

Date: 06-08-2004

Good Morning ! I have a quick question. Do you have any idea how much an amber SS Coke bottle with base script , Nashville , and the # 406 would be worth ? It's in good to very good condition. I didn't see any chips or cracks. I would appreciate it very much if you could help me.  Thanks again in advance. Have a great day ! Cindy -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Ann Wilmer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Larkin secretary

Date: 06-08-2004

Do you know someone who is knowledgeable about Larkin furniture styles and values? Thank you! Ann Wilmer

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From: kristyn speer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dark Green Bottle

Date: 06-08-2004

Thursday, December 12, 2002 9:48 PM

Subject: green duraglas bottle digger, I was born in 1956 and ever since I can remember we had this dark green duraglas bottle that mom kept in the refrigerator full of water. The neck is about 4" long and then swells out into an oval. Overall height is 10 3/4". On the front and back of the bottle at the bottom is written duraglas. On the bottom is DES PAT 92828 and then a there is and oval with a diamond over it and surrounding this mark is 7 on the left 2 on the top and 3 on the right. The cap is a screw on type cap that is made of aluminum. The cap has eight holes in it with a top that comes open when pouring and rests on top when standing upright. The cap has a pat # of2017036. Please tell me something about this bottle and what it maybe worth. Thanks, Debbie Bailey I have the same bottle as her, would you please send me and e-mail at kspeer89 and let me know what you found out about this bottle and how much it is worth Thanks -Kristyn -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Melissa ONeill

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle

Date: 06-08-2004

I have an old bottle it says FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE. It is an amber color and at the top has B F. It is flask type. Thank you in advance. Melissa --------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: BANTYOK

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. Pepper bottl

Date: 06-08-2004

Need help identifying the year of this Dr. Pepper bottle. Along bottom section of bottle is "8 oz", "L-C" and "501". On bottom is "TULSA, OKLA" Thanks, Hervy Attachments: bottle. bmp

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From: lawson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dad's bottles

Date: 06-08-2004

Digger, My dad recently had a yard sale and had his bottle collection for sale, I bought them all for ten dollars just because I remember the fun he had finding them. They're are a some I can find no info on. Top pic bottle says Lebanon Bottle Works, Lebanon KY. 2nd pic say Parfay in scroll and has Kentucky Parfay Company Louisville, KY on bottom. 3rd pic says Shelby Street Brewery Louisville KY. 4th pic says The Paris Distilling Company Paris Kentucky 7th district Bourbon CO. 5th pic says Shipping Port Whiskey Frankfort Kentucky. 6th pic says Dr. Shoop's Family Medicines Bacine, Wis. 7th pic says Father John's Medicine Lowell, MASS. 8th pic left hand bottle says McCormick & Co Baltimore. Also have one that says Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey for coughs and colds. Any idea where I can find info on milk bottles. 2 that say KMD Charleston West VA and one that says Ira Wilson & Sons Dairy Co. Detroit Mich. Which of your books would help me identify Blue bottles of all sizes and small medicine bottles with measurements on sides? Thanks in advance, Jimmy Lawson

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From: Kevin Layton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004

5:10 PM

Subject: Cobalt Blue Poison Bottles Hi there, I would like to identify some poison bottles, please. I have 8 bottles, all cobalt blue, with what I believe to be a "diamond and lattice" pattern (from the little research I've done). They are all marked W T & CO on the bottom with a number 2 directly below. They appear to be in excellent condition. I have 5 which are approximately 7" tall, 2 which are approximately 6" tall, and 1 which is approximately 3. 5" tall. There are several more of the 3. 5" size within my immediate family. Any idea as to their value? Should they be cleaned? Or will that diminish their value? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you !

 

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From: ThomasandTersia

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: J. Hostetters Bottle

Date: 07-08-2004

I Have a J. Hostetters Stomach Bitters, Dark Brown large in Great shape. Pontil Marks on bottom. I have had it for a while and only today found a picture on the web from an auction showing the exact same bottle and that it is rare and sold for somewhere in the 5 digits????? Can you help me on this. I would like to know if Is really is rare. Thanks  It is almost identical to the E. J. Rose Magador Bitters.

I will try to get some pictures this week. I am very familiar with markings and dating bottles. I grew up learning those things so I'm pretty positive. I might also try to find someone local that can just look at if for me. I live near Portland ( Oregon) so if you know anyone that can take a look for me let me know. Thanks, Tersia Robinson.

Here are some measurements I just did. The bottom is square and the round rings in the bottom, there are two rings, one that is about 2 inch by 1 7/8 and there is a much cruder ring that is very misshapen and and dips farther into the bottom of the bottle and is sort of oval at about an 1 1/4 inch. there are a few other rings inside. From the bottom there are 4 seam marks. Two are very mis shaped and come from the round pontil mark and about half the way up and into the second set of seams. Its weird. Not like any seam marks I have seen. The bottle is 9 inches high by 2 1/2 inches wide. On side close to the top is embossed and says 18 fluid oz. If you look insode the bottle one of the sides dips way into it an dis thicker than the other three. . . Is there some pictures on line of one that it might be similar to that I can see and compare. We have lots of great OLD bottles that we have dug out of old dumps. KNow anything about a Ponds Extract, Oval with 1846 embossed on the bottom, seam marks stop at bottom of neck and it has a thick strap of glass that goes down both sides. Its beautiful. If you are interested I can send you a detailed list and you can let me know if any are worth anything

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From: Kathleen Bergman-Smith

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cleo Cola

Date: 07-08-2004

Where can I find information in regards to the history of Cleo Cola? Appreciate your help. Thank you, Kathleen E. Bergman-Smith

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From: Brooks Beatty

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey crock jug

Date: 07-08-2004

Hi Digger, thanks for any help you can give me on this. I recently purchased a stone crock whiskey jug with OLD DEXTER DISTILLERY CO. / BUTLER KENTUCKY DISTILLERS on one side. The other has PAT AUG 11, 1891 / THE OLD DEXTER JUG / WHIS KY on it. My digital is acting up so I cannot send any pictures at this time. If I can get it working, I will send some asap. Any info you can give me on this is greatly appreciated. Thank You, Brooks - Indiana

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From: Aaron Naparstek

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: privy dig question

Date: 07-08-2004

I just found an old bottle buried in my backyard in Brooklyn, New York and this prompted me to do some research (which is how I found your site). I know that we used to have an outhouse in our backyard, about a hundred years ago. But here's my question: Why would bottles be thrown into the privy?

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From: Patsy Culp

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Chivas Brothers Bottle

Date: 08-08-2004

Hello Digger, Could you please tell me the age, rarity and value of the bottle I came across? The information is listed below. I hope you can open the picture attachment of the bottle. 12 inches high (including neck) 16 inches around neck 3 1/2 inches high, 5 inches in diameter The embossing on the bottom says: Chivas Brothers; Aberdeen Scotland; Federal Law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle; and the numbers 7640 (or Z640) ; N 6; U G B There is no label on the bottle but an indention where a label may have been The side seams go over the length of the neck and over the lip of the bottle There is a metal attachment on the bottle with a wooden handle. The bottle is in perfect condition, no nips or chips, and it is clear in color. Thank you so much for your time and reply. Sincerely, Patsy Hull

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From: Jericho112933

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coca cola in script on very bottom

Date: 08-08-2004

hi digger. . . i have a s s coca bottle with script on both sides but also on the very bottom. . it is in script on the bottom also. . looks like about a 1905 or so bottle from Conyers Georgia. . . it's all the way across the bottom from one end to the other. . is this unusual ??? i haven't seen very many like this. . . . thanks very much , jerry. . . . . . . .

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From: Bbadhabit

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 08-08-2004

My wife has a bottle found in southern Mississippi. It is brown, approximately 6" tall, about 2" oval most of the way up except for the top 2" that is about 1, " with a round top with metal screw cap. It has raised picture of a fisherman carrying a fish over his shoulder made into the bottle and "11" below the picture at the bottom. On the bottom it has "BOTTLE MADE" on the first row. The number "2, " an "I" with a circle around it and "71" on the second row. Below that is the same "11" as on the front on the third row, and "IN USA" on the fourth. This is just for our own knowledge and are just wondering. We appreciate any help you can offer.

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From: jcarlton4

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cold Springs Beverages

Date: 08-08-2004

I have a Cold Springs Beverages bottle and can't find any info on it. It says Waterbury Conn. on the bottom side. 6. 5 oz. Any info? Jim Carlton

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From: w. blondy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 08-08-2004

Hallo Digger, I have got a small wine glass made of glass and silver. It is really small, only 13 cm big and about 4 cm wide. I don't exactly know, if it is a wineglas or not. It has a snake as a handle (look at the photo) the glass is clear, like a window glass and on the glass, there are flowers. The mold goes just through the glass, not the top of the lip. The vase was made in 1820 and on the bottom stands (look at the picture) "DISTILLERIE BUTON (than two lions under a crown, holding a flag) BOLOGNIA ITALIA CASA FOND. NEL 1820 ARGENTERIE G. GALBIATI MILANO" . The vase is round. The vase is not damaged or stained. I would like to know about the value and a little bit of the history, if possible. Thank you very much. Bye Tatiana p. s. Excuse me for my for English, I hope you can understand it.

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From: BANDJ20

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: green glass decanter

Date: 08-08-2004

I have a green glass bottle shaped like a condor, it has a cork and the top is the head of the bird, can you tell me who made these and if they are worth anything, it belonged to my grandmother. Thank You, Bobbi

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From: Sam3497

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pennzoil bottles

Date: 08-08-2004

We found some Pennzoil bottles and was wondering what years they put oil in glass jars, I can just remember it in plastic do you have any idea when it was in jars and when they quite putting it in glass? thanks missi

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From: Tmbullock

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old bottles we inherited.

Date: 08-08-2004

Hi, We have Ball and Claw Bitters Bottle that is purple in color with the claw, 1967 glass milk container 1 gallon size, half a pint milk bottle sealed 1-11-14, brown glass Old Cabraltar, green bottle CHB on bottle and ch-bauer on the side, small clear glass small bottle with Foley & Co. , Painted clear bottle with France 6 with with pictures with a ship, carriage and a river with a bridge, Monarch Wine Company clear bottle. Melda Mfg. company, Clear smokey glass, 4 oz. size. , clear small bottle with 3i and measurements on it. and a little clear bottle with nonspi on the front. Are these worth anything? Your help in greatly appreciated.

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From: terri gaarsland

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old hilex jugs

Date: 08-08-2004

I need to know where to find out about old hilex jugs i have one half gallon jug and one gallon jug. . They are dark brown. . . Thankyou terri. . . . . . . . .

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From: JWRIGHT

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: i need some info

Date: 08-08-2004

hello how are u doing well im fine well i gota some question to ask u about a bottle the bottle is green and and it says straubhulers elixir down the the bottom it says tree of liffe since 1880 and on the back it says nectar of the golden life of health amd vitality the and is a miss print the n is a m the bottle is a cork bottle i has a tree symbol and it looks like it was made in 3 parts 2 to make the bottles and and one to make the top it stands about 5 to 7 inches tall and about inch and a half wide i hope u can help me  great hope to hear from u soon texas bottle collector

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From: Sheryl Buck

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bitter bottles

Date: 08-08-2004

Hi I was wondering if there where mini bitter bottle that would fit in the palm of your hand made and used or where they made later for decoration . Thank you for your time and I hope some info . Sheryl B

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From: Eric Wilcox

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Father John's Medicine

Date: 09-08-2004

Hello Digger, I noticed on "bottle books" that the Father John's Medicine bottles are typically only worth about a buck. Would this also be the case if the bottle's paper label is about 90% intact (some staining and curling), and the original cork is in the bottle? Based solely on the label ("Over 50 Years of Cures") I would date this bottle to about the 1910's -1920's. It is an embossed bottle that was found in the wall of my house, so there is little if any damage, staining, grime, to the bottle itself. Thank you for your time and insight, Eric T.

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From: ljara

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Lea & Perrins bottle

Date: 09-08-2004

Dear Digger, I'm so glad I found your website. I e-mailed and wrote via post to Lea & Perrins in Worcester and have received no reply. I found an aqua-colored octagonally-shaped bottle semi-buried on a vacant lot of a house that was recently torn down. The area of the city (Capitol-Hill/Avenues section of Salt Lake City) of course dates back to when the "pioneers" came here in 1847. The bottle has a rolled lip which is unevenly made. As I said, it is purposefully shaped to be an octagon, with eight sides. When I first spotted it, I thought it might be an old cologne or perfume bottle, but then discovered the "stopper" near by which said on the top in raised letters "LEA & PERRINS". I know the stopper belongs to the bottle because I have had this "find" sitting around in my house for years, and the stopper matches the aquamarine color of the 8-sided bottle perfectly. The stopper is not a tight fit, but a loose fit, as though there had been cork around it that had disintegrated. The bottle is only about 4" high, but spreads out at the base to (without precisely measuring) about 3+ inches in diameter. The bottom is smoothe with no seam. It is interesting that when held up to the light, the bottom of the bottle (it's octagonal base) is unevenly produced--ie thicker in some places than others. The neck and the lip itself are both "lop-sided"--that is not machine produced. The open end of the bottle (where the stopper goes in) is not a perfect circle, or even close to it. I see many bubbles in the body of the bottle. As for the stopper which states that it is LEA & PERRINS, it has an indentation in the middle with the raised letters surrounding it. They are embossed in typical Lea & Perrins style, that is you don't have to rotate the stopper to read the company name--if you know what I mean. Well, I would appreciate it if you would give me your opinion about this bottle. Unfortunately, I don't have the technology to send you a picture. I found this bottle at least 13 years ago and have wondered about it ever since. I'm not a bottle collector and just happened across it. Linda Jara

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From: ljara ljaramac

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Another observation on bottle

Date: 09-08-2004

I want to add that on the base of the bottle (when you look at it upside-down) is a distinct circle (not a perfect circle), and the circle is indented. The octoganal "sides" emerge from this circle on the base. Linda Jara

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From: Lisa Forester

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: james allan caskie

Date: 09-08-2004

this person was a manger for dominion glass until 1975 and had a commemorative bottle made of him wiyh all his promotions listed and his likeness embossed on the fron also had the initials of employees embossed on the bottom i hear there was one made before this one also was told they are quite rare can you tell me more thanks

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From: Jan & Carl L

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle info.

Date: 09-08-2004

Hi, I have a clear glass bottle which measures 8 inches and has raised lettering. The raised lettering is. . 14 1/2 ozs. LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S MEDICINE. There are no dates on the bottle and have tried to research it without success. Could you please shed some light on this for me. I'd like to know the age and possible value. Thanks Jan L.

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From: DA JOHNSON

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found

Date: 09-08-2004

this bottle is about 3 1/2/ inches tall, screw top but it has imprint of RHR and the first R is backwards connecting the H to the last R. Do you know the company?

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From: DA JOHNSON

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found

Date: 09-08-2004

this bottle is about 3 1/2/ inches tall, screw top but it has imprint of RHR and the first R is backwards connecting the H to the last R. Do you know the company?

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From: administrator bottlediggingblueyonder. co. uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date: 09-08-2004

Hi Any chance of a link to our new site ? We have already included you in ours. http://www. bottledigging. co. uk/phpBB2/portal. php Pete

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From: JAYNE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 09-08-2004

below is a description close to the bottle i have questions about, could you please refer to it and get back with me if you found any details for this one. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Laurel

To: Digger

Subject: What is this bottle?

Date: 01-10-2003 My husband is an excavater & today he found this bottle. Perfect condition Tan colored crock - 12 " tall 11" round. Stamped Herzogthum Nassau with a lyon in a circle & the letters Selters in the outer part of the circle. On the back is a stamped NUM 57 & either a M or N above that. Should I keep this bottle? How old is it? Would anyone be interested in it? This site he's working on just gave it up like it was supposed to be saved - please let me know. I also have many other crcok type Ginger Beer bottles some with stoppers & some with out that we have had for years from previous finds - do people collect these things? One bottle that I would like to know about is a green flat looking one with a pine tree on it. But first this one from his find today with the Herzogthum stamp. Thanks Laurel

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From: William Carr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Miller Regal in Mint Condition with seal intact and libations still inside

Date: 09-08-2004

Dear Dugger; I have a mint condition of one of these with the booze still inside. Do I have to have a party before I can ship the bottle to a Morman buyer in Salt Lake City, Utah? No torn labels. . . everything. . . including the box is perfect. You recently had an email that read. . . . "The number on the back reads F174, it is in a box and is handwritten The bottom reads copyright Creation of James B. Beam Distilling Co. KY-DRB-230 Genuine Regal China 1976 C. MIller Regal China Corporation 145 Liquor Bottle It is porcelain and in excellent condition. The label on the front is a damaged. It is blue in color. Applied Double collar for the mouth with a plastic white cap, the Bottle Stamp on the cap reads"68860277". Is there any way to find out the value of this item. Thank you, Chris" My eyes are shot and I can't read the numbers, but I think it's about the same time. Any ideas of value and how to ship it without sippin' it?

To:willhcarr

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From: Kristyn Speer _

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Duraglas Bottle I have

Date: 09-08-2004

hi, im Kristyn I was searching for a bottle that I think could possibly have some value to it and I read wear a woman has the same description of the same bottle as I do. Thursday, December 12, 2002 9:48 PM

Subject: green duraglas bottledigger, I was born in 1956 and ever since I can remember we had this dark green duraglas bottle that mom kept in the refrigerator full of water. The neck is about 4" long and then swells out into an oval. Overall height is 10 3/4". On the front and back of the bottle at the bottom is written duraglas. On the bottom is DES PAT 92828 and then a there is and oval with a diamond over it and surrounding this mark is 7 on the left 2 on the top and 3 on the right. The cap is a screw on type cap that is made of aluminum. The cap has eight holes in it with a top that comes open when pouring and rests on top when standing upright. The cap has a pat # of2017036. Please tell me something about this bottle and what it maybe worth. Thanks, Debbie Bailey If you found any information on the bottle it would be greatly appreciated if you would e-mail me back and let me know what kind of information you found on it and how much it is worth -Thanks ĖKristyn

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From: april gilliam

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help

Date: 09-08-2004

1st: bottle is made by avon, but i can't seem to find any info about it. i'm sure it is at least 20 years old, and it is a miniature (aprox. 1 1/2" - 2"). could you tell me what it might be worth? 2nd: also a miniature same size. label say Abano, i think, some of the lettering has come off. value? 3rd: also small. i think this is a medicine bottle. 3 1/2 oz. engraved is Sani G. value? 4th: aprox 2" tall, missing lid, aqua blue. is this a medicine bottle? value? it would be great if you could tell me ANYTHING about these bottles. i have spent hours upon hours researching them and have found NOTHING. thanx, April

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From: Wallace www.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Medicine bottle

Date: 09-08-2004

I have an ember (brown) colored medicine bottle that is about 6. 5" tall and the sides of the bottle are recessed and the Chattanooga Medicine Co. is raised and on each side of the bottle are raised rippled lines. It has a date of 1909 on the bottom and in a circle it has something but can't tell. It has the original screw cap on it. Can you tell me about this and if it is worth anything? Thanks, Lou Ellen

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From: Colin W Anetts

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Replica Bottle

Date: 09-08-2004

Hi There, I have a bottle with the label Fine Old Solera Sherry. Old Golden. On the bottom it says: Replica Of Decanter Dated 1700 A. D. As held In Fortnum & Mason Crypt. It has the Royal Doulton Stamp. Can you tell me anything about this?? Best Regards Colin A

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From: Kelly Batton.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: piso's cure almanacs

Date: 10-08-2004

Hi, we are gutting out an old house and have found a few interesting items. one of which is a 1910 piso's cure almanac. As I was looking for info on this I found your reply to BJ and thought you might be interested to know that the printing continued past 1906. Now the question is did it continue past 1910???? Interesting sight by the way. kb

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From: Sue

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: My unknown stoneware jars.

Date: 10-08-2004

Hi Digger, I have just come across your interesting website and hope you can help me. I have two stoneware jars and don't know anything about them or if they are worth anything. The first is a Bols traditional stone jar that I know is from Lucas Bols of Amsterdam. I do know that these stone jars were a traditional vessel for the bottling of Dutch spirits, but I don't know if they are still used or how old it might be. The jar round and is 28 cm tall and 7 and half cm across the base. It has a lip at the neck of the bottle. It also comes with a cork cap with Erven Lucas anno 1575 and BOLS written across the top in capitol letters. The second jar is handmade stoneware by Rangel (I think it is) (hard to make out) of Portugual. It has a label on the front and back of it, BARROS ROSE WINE. Produced, bottled and shipped by Barros, Almeida & co. 11. 5 % alcohol, and contents 72 centilitres. It has a label on the back that explains about the Barros Rose wine with a map of Portugal on it also. The jug is 23 cm tall, round at the base but graduates out larger as it goes up in height. It has a handle and it has a little pouring lip moulded into the neck of the jar. Would appreciate if you could tell me a little about these two items. Thank you Sue

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From: infobayroofing

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil

Date: 10-08-2004

I am trying to find a place to purchase "Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil. Do you know where I can buy some?

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From: Patric Mattice

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1925 Coke Bottle - Green - made in Salina, KS

Date: 10-08-2004

It has an Indian Head on on the front and back of the bottle. No damage, date stamped - Dec. 29, 1925. 6 1/2 fluid ozs.

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From: Ricky Patton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1858 green glass Mason jar

Date: 10-08-2004

Hi Digger, We have a 1858 green glass Mason jar with original lid. It has the date (month, day, year) in raised glass on the front. It's in excellent condition. We were wondering the value of this jar. Thanks.

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From: Cross, Deborah

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 10-08-2004

We have found a gallon jug (cork top) that has the word swastika embossed on it and has a label that reads swastika brand grain alcohol. Can you tell me anything about it? Thanks deb

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From: amy adriance

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: a glass bottle from 1922

Date: 10-08-2004

hi, i have a glass bottle it says on the front smile on the bottom it says6 1/2FL OZ PATENTED JULY 11 1922 on the very bottom it says DBWI ELLSWORTH, ME with the numbers G977 if you know anything about this bottle could you please get back to me thank you for your time amy

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From: Cross, Deborah

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 10-08-2004

My husband came home with a 26 oz bottle. The glass was very thick. It probably has a glass stopper at one time. Embossed on the bottle are the words "nathan erhlich brooklyn n. Y. " embossed on the bottom of the bottle is e czechoslovakia. Also on the bottle itself is a star of david and the symbols p&e entwined in the star. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? Thank you debbie

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From: Ronald Rifenburgh

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: brown jug

Date: 10-08-2004

Hello, I found three bottles in my grandmothers house that I thought were interesting. They have a circle on the front with the word Niederselters on top and Nassau on the bottom and a bird or something in the middle. The bottle is clay color and the bottom looks like a giant thumbprint. There is a number by the handle of 146. There are other words printed as well but they're in another language. What was in this and how old is it? Is it worth anything? Thank you. Susan Rifenburgh

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From: Debra Warren _

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old?

Date: 10-08-2004

Hi Digger, Have a bottle and need some help . It has " Sparkletts " across the side. Its kinda blue in color, 9 3/4 tall and has Telephone Private Exchange Albany 117-1 stamped in the bottom. Any ideas? Thanks for you help Debra Hokes Bluff, Alabama

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From: Jeffbethards

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 10-08-2004

i found this 1953 Quality Beverage glass bottle with white label and red wording and a red duck it's only a 7 fl. oz. bottle and it was made in Norfolk Nebraska. I've been looking for two days to see how much it is worth but i can't find one little thing about it. Thank you for you time

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From: PITCHFORD3

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ref:Robt Turlington Bottle

Date: 10-08-2004

Dear Digger! I have a bottle that says Robt Turlington for his invented Balson of Life. The bottle is a Violin shape has the date of Jan, 28, 1779 on it. It is rounded at the top and the color is aqua. Can you give me a value on this particular bottle. Thank You !

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From: Candee Sellers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Water Bottle

Date: 10-08-2004

I have a green glass ribbed water decanter from Fridgidaire's first ice boxes that belonged to my Grandmother. I don't know what year it was purchased or how old it is, but I guess 1920's or before. I can't seem to find it on the net no matter how I enter it's description. Do you know of these bottles? It has a glass top that fits like a lid for a perfume bottle. Thank You Candee Sellers

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From: William Cummings

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: high point, NC liquor decanter

Date: 11-08-2004

Please help me find the approximate value of the following dresser decanter. It has " Furniture Capital of the World" written on the mirror. The following info is on the bottom: Series ABC 1 KT Liquor Bottle NO. 82 - 78 Royal Halburton China Thank you! Bill

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From: Mary Ward

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: June 2002 Questions Ask Digger Digger Odell Publications. jpg

Date: 11-08-2004

I had a bottle just like this one, only it was very clean. My father gave it to me over twenty years ago. I dropped a jar from the cupboard on it last night and broke it. I would really like another one, but I don't know what it is called, or how many gallons it was. I do know it was about knee high and very heavy, made with blue/green glass. I am just sick about it! Any help would be greatly appreciated!  June 2002 Questions Ask Digger Digger Odell Publications. jpg

Subject: June 2002 Questions Ask Digger Digger Odell Publications. jpg I had a bottle just like this one, only it was very clean. My father gave it to me over twenty years ago. I dropped a jar from the cupboard on it last night and broke it. I would really like another one, but I don't know what it is called, or how many gallons it was. I do know it was about knee high and very heavy, made with blue/green glass. I am just sick about it! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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From: Kitten7006

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

Date: 11-08-2004

My husband dug up some bottes while setting up awning posts in our patio area. One of the bottles, after I've reviewed your questions asked section, seems to be pretty common (Dr. Caldwells Syrup Pepsin - from what I read, not really worth anything) another (I guess is not worth anything due to the fact that the top is missing) but I had a question regarding this anyway. I didn't find any information about it. It is a milk bottle. Raised lettering as follows: ONE QUART - CENTRAL - (in squares) AIRY ELIVERY - MODES

TO: on one side and on another right at the bottom it has: PAT APPO FOR: on another side it says TRADE MARK - right above this is a heart with little letters BL (picture of a bottle with an indent) and then two more letters that I can't make out. On the bottom is a circle. My questions: If intact, would this bottle have been considered Not Common? If so, what's would the worth have been? Thanks Gwen A. Modesto, CA.

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From: randy brecht

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 11-08-2004

Hi Digger. I found a clear glass bottle that measures 5" tall and 1 1/2" wide by 5/8" deep. It says McCormick & Co. Baltimore. It has a seam that runs the entire length of the bottle. Does this bottle have any significant value. I am not a collector and I know nothing about glass or antiques. I would appreciate any input you may have . thank You

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From: Sublime

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 11-08-2004

I have A medicine bottle with the contence. It is dated 1898 and the medicine is called aconitum. The label says prepared by Boericke & Tafel homeopathic pharmacists. I am wondering if you could give me an approximate value, any info would be appreciated. Thanks, Joanne

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From: Dustyammo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: W. Sawens & Co. Life Invigorating Bitters Bottle

Date: 11-08-2004

Hi, I found this bottle behind the wall of an old farmhouse in central NY State, with the original labels front and back, and the cork still intact. The square bottle's brown, 9 1/4 inches tall, and the label indicates that the company was located in Utica, NY. Any idea of the relative age and value? There are no cracks or chips. Thanks.

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From: Debbie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Water Bottle

Date: 11-08-2004

Hi, My name is Debbie Knowlton and my husband and I have just started digging bottles. Today he found a bottle that say's WATER on the front then there is a well below that and the bottom of the front of the bottle say's Pat. Apr. 5, 1932. Do you know anything about this bottle? I can send a picture if you would like. Thank You Debbie

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From: Valerie Rupp

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 12-08-2004

I have acquired a large collection of Seltzer bottles and need to know how to remove the siphon top to clean the inside. Any help would be appreciated. Valerie

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From: Cindy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: General Taylor never surrenders

Date: 12-08-2004

Hello. I have a bottle from my grandmother that is about 71/2 inches long. A beautiful dark amethyst color. Says "General Taylor Never Surrenders" on one side, and "the father of his country" on another. There is some other writing on the side of General Taylor, near the mouth of the bottle, which is almost illegible, but I can read "philada". The bottom is flat, but with a circular indentation. I believe it's been in the family for years. I've heard these bottles may be from 1850 or so. A website said a similar bottle in aqua might be around $700. Just checking to see if my type was more rare or possibly a ball park price range? Thanks so much for any guidance you could give. Have a great day. . . . Cindy Waitt

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From: Aaron Naparstek

To: 'Digger' jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: privy dig question

Date: 12-08-2004

ok. that's what i figured. do you know anything about this type of bottle i found? it says: The Greater-New York Bottling Co. 56 Frost Street Brooklyn, NY Registered This Bottle Not to Be Sold And it has a stamp on it. White, see-through glass. About a quart, I think. Has a seam down the side, so it looks like it was mass-produced, not hand-blown. -----Original Message-----

From: "Aaron Naparstek" aaronnaparstek

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.comSent: Saturday, August 07, 2004

11:17 PM

Subject: privy dig question I just found an old bottle buried in my backyard in Brooklyn, New York and this prompted me to do some research (which is how I found your site). I know that we used to have an outhouse in our backyard, about a hundred years ago. But here's my question: Why would bottles be thrown into the privy?

Subject: Re: privy dig question No trash pickup and a big hole in the backyard. Human nature to throw things down it.  Digger

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From: David George

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 13-08-2004

Mr. O?Dell? I have several of your price guides and have a question about one of the entries. The item is pictured in your 1995 ?Whiskeys? Volume 8 on page 30. It is described as ?DISTILLED IN KENTUCKY / OLD KENTUCKY / 1849 / RESERVE / BOURBON / S. PERKINS & CO. ? yellowish amber figural barrel, 18 ĺ inch smooth base with dime sized opening in bottom, ground lip, perfect $300 (1992). I have seen one of these exactly as you described it. The hole in the center of the bottom appears to have been molded into the glass to facilitate attachment to some sort of base. The lip is very evenly ground. Do you have any information to clarify the original use for this piece? Was it a display piece for an actual 1800?s product or possibly a fantasy piece produced much later to serve as a lamp base. I?ve seen several of the large DOC DUNNING / OLD HOME BITTERS bottles that were apparently produced for that purpose. I would appreciate any information. Thanks, Dave George

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From: Elisebeth J. Stamer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: carter's bottle/ink well?

Date: 13-08-2004

Hi Digger, As I prowl through all your informative Q & A I came across your postings about Carter's bottles. I have aquirred nearly 20 various bottles which I am now trying to research. I have found many of the answers I have been looking for with the exception of monetary values. My question for you is did Carter's make anything other than ink botles? I have one bottle, apears clear although even after careful washing seems to have a pink hue to it. At first look it appeared hand-blown but now I do notice seams. The top looks like a cork or a glass drop top might have belonged to it (or perhaps no top at all). The bottom says "carter's No 7 (I think it is a 7). There are "bubbles" within the glass and the cylindrical shape of the bottle is very imperfect. It measures roughly 2 inches high. Is this an ink bottle or another sort of bottle? Does it have a value or is it common? Any information would be appreciated. I will continue to browse your site and other links for info. One other question that I am stumped on is a glass bottle with a "drop-in" glass top with Borax embossed in the glass, it also has the chemical compound "Na2B4O7" embossed under "Borax". The bottom is stamped MBW Millville (I know it is the Millville Bottle Works but i cannot date this particular bottle). The bottle also still has its original contents. The rest of this collection still needs research on my part but the makers are all "researchable" just have to narrow down the values I guess. For example, hand blown beakers from pyrex. . . the kind with the little swirl spout near the lip to ven air or hook up tubes, etc. Anyway, thanks in advance for your help! Sincerely Elisebeth Stamer

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From: SHARLENIA BROWN

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 90 year old coke bottle in 1985 when dug up

Date: 13-08-2004

Dear Digger, As a plumber in 1985 while digging city sewer for Garland City Arkansas, I noticed something shiny in a 8 foot hole we had dug. On closer inspection, it was a bottle coated with mud and dirt. Once washed off you could see that it was a very thick bottle with air bubbles in the glass. After cleaning completely, you could read the embossed label in the glass. It reads on one side: "Property of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Texarkana Ark-Texas" and on the very bottom all the way around it reads: THIS BOTTLE IS NOT SOLD AND MUST BE RETURNED. I took the bottle to the bottling company which was still barely in operation and the person at the front told me that the bottle dated back to 1895 when the company first opened. I don't have anyone who has authenicated this, but from the looks of the bottle and after showing it to my 90 year old grandfather in 88, I believe it is a very old bottle at least. Can you tell me if you have seen one and if so what were the dates of manufacture and is there any clues as to where I can find out just how old the bottle really is, barring carbon dating. . ha ha. . . anyway, just wanted to write you with this rare find. Look forward to hearing from you soon. Sincerely, Don Hughes The bottle is closer to the last picture in color. A green/blue tint

 

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From: Stephen Psencik

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Green Duraglass Bottle

Date: 13-08-2004

I was born in 1953. As a child, I can remember my grandmother having this dark green Duraglas bottle that she kept in the refrigerator full of water. The neck is about 4" long and then swells out into an oval. Overall height is 10 3/4". On the front and back of the bottle at the bottom is written "Duraglas". On the bottom is DES PAT 92828 and then a there is and oval with a diamond over it and surrounding this mark is 7 on the left 7 on the top and 7 on the right. The cap is a screw on type cap that is made of aluminum. The cap has eight holes in it with a top that comes open when pouring and rests on top when standing upright. I've sort of inherited this bottle and I'm very interested in it's background. Please tell me something about this bottle and what it maybe worth. Thanks, Steve Psencik

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From: Anwarsalfiti

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Whyte & Mackay

Date: 13-08-2004

Dear Sir, Hi, I have the following items and need to know the real value of them: 1- 1X bottle of Whyte & Mackay, Special blend 30 years old, packed in velveted wooden boxes. 2- 1X bottle of Whyte & Mackay, 21 years old, packed as above. please let me know by way of e-mail. Regards, A E Salfiti.

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From: liza WILLIAMS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: DR PEIRCES

Date: 13-08-2004

I HAVE A AQUA DR PIERCES REMEDIES ROLL TOP FROM BUFFALO NY CAN YOU GIVE ME ANY INFO

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From: Tammie Bennett

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ste pierre smirnoff botttle

Date: 13-08-2004

1) embossed with the following: a) letters: FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE b) graphic: two lobed crown joined with a circle at the top with award logos above four dates: 1917, 1886, 1882, 1896 c) letters on ribbon across crown below dates and logo: PURVETORST TWEIMMAI RUSSIA COURI 1886-1917 d) script letters below ribbon: Ste Pierre Smirnoff Fls (backwards 'F') e) letters arranged like a smile below crown: STE PIERRE SMIRNOFF FLS ( 'F' IS NOT DYSLEXIC) ONE PINT f) letters on the bottom of the bottle: R-105 37 61 ( logo: backwards and upside down 'L, ' T with hook and branches to the end of _ on upside down els, upside down 'L' ) 5 4086 2) eight inches high 3) one turn screw bottle lip with seams along the full length of the sides seams are missing on the bottom of the bottle 4) typical pint alcohol bottle shape 5) clear glass bottle 6) no label but very good condition with extra glass alng the screw line at the top 7) history of area: 1700's stage coach stop with a bar in the middle of the desert Our neighbor collected bottles and sold them. I found one when I was talking my walk and I am curious what this is all about. Could you please tell me about this bottle, age, rarity, value and history. I may start digging myself. the first web site I visited in researching this bottle pertained to a patent law suit going on regarding the name and logo of SMIRNOFF. Consideration is appreciated. Thank-you for your time. I found this question July 2003 but no answer on your site I have the same bottle and would like to know the answer. Thanks so much T. Bennett

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From: HllDEE71

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 13-08-2004

Hello, I stumbled across an old bottle dumping ground out back of my mother in laws house. She knows little about the history other then in the 50's it was once where the city dumped all there bottles. I found many broken bottles and 3 in grat condition , one being a milk of magnesia bottle, the other two I am unsure . I am interested in the general cleaning and digging of these bottles, any advice would be helpful. Thank-you Heidi

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From: GypseaSoul7

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 3 Whiskey Display Glass Bottles

Date: 14-08-2004

Hello Digger, Purchased recently are these 3 whiskey bottles. Mount Vernon, Schenley and Ambassador. There are no ABM marks. All are cork tops. Any info on them is appreciated. Thank You in Advance ! Willy Sheehy, in Mass.

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From: David Boone booneywestco

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: white house vinegar bottle

Date: 14-08-2004

I have received a pint size White House Vinegar bottle/cruet shaped like an apple. The only marking I see on it, is a #5 stamped on the bottom. It is clear glass, shaped like an apple , has "embossed" leaves on it and the handles on the bottle appear to be the stem. Can you supply me any information on the bottle and what the current value would be? I recently saw one pictured on Ebay with a reserve price set. The highest bid was $100, and this price did not meet the reserve set by the seller. I have not been able to locate it anywhere else online. Any info you could provide would be appreciated. Thanks Anne

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From: Dblvrs4evr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: garnier liqueurs france creme dementh

Date: 14-08-2004

we have a garnier liqueurs France creme dementh uncorked seal unbroken appears to be ceramic or stone with Indian sitting Indian style some kind of Indian writing on neck and main body of container concave base bottle made in Italy bottled in Paris France seal say's fondee en 1859 label attached to bottle with gold braid

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From: RL Hanchett bluesman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: mystery jug

Date: 14-08-2004

So far no one know what this jug is. I happened across your web site and thought I'g give it a shot. Do you know what this jug is? Ray Hanchett

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From: Watkinsckcs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Grizly Beverage Company bottle

Date: 14-08-2004

I have a bottle I dug from a field in Missoula, Montana. It is a clear ABM crown top. On the front is embossed "Grizzly" above an embossed grizzly bear, and "Beverages" below the bear. Below that is "Contents 8 fl ozs. ", and below that "Missoula, Montana". On the back is embossed Property of Grizzly Beverage Co. " The bottom is embossed "4483-C" (possibly a "G") above, and below is "20" to the left and "45" to the right of a strange symbol that looks like this (Ā) (a small triagle on either side of a vertical oval with a circle inside and a 1 or I or L inside the circle). Any information you can give me will be appreciated.

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From: chesley03webtv

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old leather bottle

Date: 15-08-2004

This bottle is abot 9" tall. It's a square shape and has a brown leather cover with an eagle on one side and a bull fighter on the other. Tag is still attached and reads "Piel, Legitima-Genuine Leather-Made in Spain. Any info about approximate age and type of bottle it was would be appreciated. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Norm and Linda Kuusisto

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 15-08-2004

Hi I have a small bottle measuring 4 1/8" tall and 1 1/8" in diameter across the base with straight sides. It has a Crown top and the seam runs to the top of the bottle. It resembles a straight-sided coke bottle in miniature size. There is a very slight amethyst tinge in the glass. On the front of the bottle it reads: Burnham's Clam Bouillon, E. S. Burnham Co. , New York. Can you tell me how old the bottle is and some history about the company and what you might think it is worth. Thanks very much. Norm.

Elmer S. Burnham began wholesaling beef, clam and chicken extracts in 1888.  They were in business at least through 1913.The bottle looks like a miniature soda bottle. Value is $1-3.   Digger

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From: Imsassy429

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: F. C. Lang & co, Chicago ILL

Date: 15-08-2004

Hi Have an old bottle with a rounded top with F. C. Lang & Co. , Chicago ILL Thank you in advance for any info you can give me, Thanks Cathy T

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From: pontiled Van Gorder

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Saratoga.

Date: 15-08-2004

Hi Digger. I just wondered if you knew anything about this Saratoga. It looks as if it might be from Covington and since that's not too far from you, I thought you might know something about it. The color is an almost black glass amber. Thanks. John.

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From: Rosanna Sayler

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 15-08-2004

My grandfather found a Dr. Miles Medical Company bottle in the field and gave it to me. I can't find any info. on it because it doesn't say a specific medicine it contained. Just the company name. What do you think?

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From: vze6lk9s

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 15-08-2004

During are remodeling of our kitchen , between the walls was an old Pepsi bottle, so far it looks like something from the 40's. Is this worth holding on to. B. A. Zemotel

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From: DEMOLlTIONS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 15-08-2004

Hi Digger, I found an old cork top Listerine bottel says Listerine on the top, and Lambert Phamacal company on the bottom of it, looks like a pint bottel, could you give me any info on its worth? Thank You, DEMOLLTIONS

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From: Tamara

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 15-08-2004

Hi I know these are not old or worth anything but I was wondering if you knew anything about them if they were part of a series or something since they are so much alike. They both do say federal law prohibits and one reads "COURAGE" the other "FRIENDSHIP". One is pink the other is blue. Here are a few pics. Thank you Tamara ---

 

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From: Giuliano Dechellis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 15-08-2004

I have two coca cola bottles that were bottle December 25, 1923. They are the skirt bottles I would like to know if they are worth anything. I also have milk bottles Janssen's Daires carlstadt New Jersey, Bergen County New Jersey, Friedrich"s Dairy Products Lyndhurst, New Jersey.  thank you Joanne

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From: Raibourn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bright green bottle

Date: 15-08-2004

found this old bottle while diging , it is bright green . maybe enerald green , has the name duraglas on the bottle, on the bottom it has a set of scales and a 4 and an 8 with some kind of mark between the two numbers, it also has an number 11 on it. can you give me any idea what kind of bottle it was or when it was made. can info be found on the duraglas manufacturing co. thank you

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From: debra hunt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 15-08-2004

I have a green figure liquor decanter. It looks like a figure of W. C. Fields. It is approximatel 12" tall and can be seen through. The hat is a shot glass. There are no markings that I can see. Can you give me any location to look this up?

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From: Drama

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1923 bottel??

Date: 15-08-2004

Hey. . . I have a bottel that is dated Nov. 8 1923 The bottel is a greenish blue tint and it just says soda on it on the bottom rim it says min. contents 6 1/2 flu oz. on the bottom of the bottel it says property of Coca Cola Bottel Co. Cincinnati Ohio I was wondering how much this bottel was worth. . . . or if it was worth anything i also have another but i have to find it Okay thanks a bunch. . . Lisa O'Brien

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From: Bishop amosbipa

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle found in a creek bottom

Date: 15-08-2004

My husband found an interesting old liquor bottle in a creek bottom in southern Arkansas. It had been submerged and had an old water line on the cap. It is clear thick glass, embossed with oddly shaped circles and squiggles and a sun, is very irregular in shape, has 4/5 quart embossed on the bottom under the clear place where the label was located. On the bottom, in a circle, are the words "Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle" and inside that circle are the words "liquor bottle, then a 2 over a triangular shape (not a recycle symbol for sure) and inside that circle the numbers 5042, 75, L11, and D-126. The bottle is shaped like an obelisk with a long neck on top. Two sides seem to be sunken to give a better grip. The vertically ridged lid is a dull silverish metal and has a gray seal inside. Thank you for your help. Judy

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From: roberta lovell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pig botlle

Date: 16-08-2004

I have a bottle in a shape of a pig. It is molded and is amber. It maesures 32 inches round, 10 incehes high, 18 inches long. The opening is 3 1/2 round and has a cork in it. The only words is raised and is located on the base of the bottle and says this little pig went to market and has a pig in the middle. Seam stops below the lip. I would like to know any thing you can give me on it. Thank you

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From: Curtis Neesen cneesencox

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle with whiskey in it

Date: 16-08-2004

Hi. I have a Cream of Kentucky bottle with whiskey still in it. It is full, and the seal not broken. I think it is 750 ml. I also have a Crawford's bottle of the same size that is unopened as well. I was wondering the dollar amount of these, because my brother wanted to open them and have a couple of shots in tribute to my grandpa passing away (they were his). Thank you! Curtis

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From: Debi Imbach

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Try-Me Bottling Co.

Date: 16-08-2004

Digger, I just unearthed the following intact bottle: Embossed, clear bottle 9 fl. oz. potential within the bottle 9" tall base 2" diameter Seam from base to top Bottom marked: Baltimore, MD Patented April 24, 1924 Inch long chip in the bottom base (edge) of the bottle 1/4" deep Cleaned, but some interior dirt remains Picture attached I dug up info about the same company in Jacksonville Fla, however, no info on company in Baltimore. 1. . Any info on the company location/history in Baltimore? 2. . Was it African American owned (Jacksonville was). 3. . What did they bottle? I found a product called "Chocolate Bubbles" by Try-Me, but was that their only product? 4. . Who would the likely consumer have been? I live in Sudbrook Park, Maryland. We are on the National Historic Registry of Homes as our community was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead Sr. We were a vacation community back in those days and my home was not even built until the 1940's so the bottle predates my home. Thanks for any info you may have. Debi Attachments: Bottle. jpg Bottle1. jpg

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From: Bumgardner, Vernon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Lewis Hunter Rye Whiskey

Date: 16-08-2004

Digger, I am writing to ask if you could put me in contact with Brad Souza from the below e-mail. I am not sure of the market value of the Old Lewis Hunter bottle but it is valuable to me. I am the great grandson of Lewis Hunter and would be interested in purchasing the bottle. Cody

From: Brad Souza

To: Digger

Subject: Old Lewis Hunter Rye Whiskey

Date: 03-03-2004

Sorry- wasn't sure if the message was sent successfully so here it is or here it is again -- I have an unopened bottle of Old Lewis Hunter Rye Whiskey form Kentucky with gov. stamps and labels. The dates on the seal label that goes over the cork/cap are Spring 1906 and Spring 1914. Is this worth anything? What is the history of this distillery?

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From: Terry Benton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Antique bottle

Date: 15-08-2004

I have a bottle that comes from the Cuba MO Bottling CO. It has a shape like the Hutchison or Gravitating. It also has a steel loop inside that is some type of plug. I think it is a three piece mold. Color is a cloudy aqua. It is very thick glass. If you have any info. on this or could tell me were to find it it would a great help. Thank you Terry Benton

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From: GARY BRINDLEY

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 17-08-2004

please could you help identify this bottle? it is clear glass with a green tint it is 8" high there are no markings on the base there is what appears to be a german eagle motif on one side the lip is about 1" high with a small chip is it worth anything ? or is it for the bin thanks Gary

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From: DFHELDEN

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question

Date: 16-08-2004

I recently discovered an old wood case, in an abandoned variety store auction, containing 24 glass bottles, appearing to be new and never used, stored upside down in the case. They are incised on the bottom, "Sunshine Prod. Co. Atlanta, E 46. Each is 6 3/4" high, clear glass, and is ribbed on the base and the neck. Also incised on the bottle face, both sides, with the following, "SUNSHINE, Trade Mark Reg. The case is marked, "Sunshine Juice Co. Atlanta, Ga. Any chance you would know the company history or can help me in identifying these? Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Marty Heldenberg 

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From: Steve Snider

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Choc-ola

Date: 16-08-2004

I noticed you used to have a six pak of choc-ola. Do you still? If so, are the bottles full or empty. Thanks Steve

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From: ourmailjunk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: thank you. . . .

Date: 17-08-2004

Digger: Just wanted to say I've only been buying bottles on Ebay for a couple of weeks. I have been trying to do research on bottles in general and the bottles that are for auction on Ebay, on the internet. I just, tonight, ran across your web page, answering people's questions about bottles. I can't believe that you put all that time into it. It must be your first love. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for keeping me from getting ripped off buying reproductions that people pass off as old. When I did a search, your site came up and I found the bottle I was considering. Well, instead of bidding on that bottle, I'm writing this email to thank you for your site. Hmmm. . . maybe I should invest in a couple of your books?? Thanks again, Dale Neitzel Stockton, CA

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From: hatlerup

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Marinello

Date: 17-08-2004

I have a bottle apears to be made of like a stone material, like marble white w/ brown colors, screw top, square bottom1 9/16" , 2 1/4" tall, mouth of the screw hole is 1 1/2 " wide, with raised letters Marinello on two sides one of which the n is backwards, any answers would be great , i live on an old farm in ca where the minors used to live 150 yrs ago

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From: Michael Lamp.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old liquors

Date: 17-08-2004

Hey digger. I have several old bottles to ask you about, but one that interests me in particular. It's a sealed bottle of Seagram's Crown Royal from 1957 in mint condition. It is one of a few that was found at my brother in law's house. Any idea of the value? mike lamp

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From: Fisher, Craig A. Craig.

To: 'jaok20bottlebooks' jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question. . . . . .

Date: 17-08-2004

I have a full, uncorked bottle of "THREE FEATHERS WHISKEY" which has embedded in the glass bottle "BOTTLED IN 1944 UNDER WARTIME CONDITIONS", the bottle/label is in very good condition and was curious what it may be worth?? thanks, Craig Fisher

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From: david neff daneffqwest

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Original Straubmuller Elixer?

Date: 17-08-2004

Hi Digger, I have seen a number of the Wheaton repro Straubmuller Elixer bottles. This one certainly looks older and authentic to me. What do you think? Regards, David Neff AZ

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From: Terrie Huffstetler

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glyco-Thymoline bottle

Date: 17-08-2004

Hi there, I have the same bottle (8" Glyco-Thymoline bottle) but it is a purple color. Is that worth anymore than the clear one? I can't find any other ones like it on the internet, thought you might know. Thanks, Terrie thuffs

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From: Johnny

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Horton & Converse Old Old Bottle Question

Date: 17-08-2004

Hello, I am looking for the rarity of this particular bottle. I have not found much and am hoping your not too busy to respond to such an e-mail. I sent a picture to help. It states, Horton & Converse Pharmacists, on the back, towards the top of the bottle it has the letters "H. & C. " It has no chips but is dirty (naturally) I found one listing saying it is rare but not stating the value. Could you please help????? Thanks so much, Johnny

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From: Sherman, Brent

To: 'jaok20bottlebooks' jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 18-08-2004

Hello, I am interested in Wegener's bottles from Detroit, Michigan. They were the originator's of Rock and Rye, which was sold to Faygo. Any suggestions or tips on how to locate this company's bottles? Thank you, Brent

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From: Benny Hodge

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Codd Liver oil Bottle

Date: 18-08-2004

Mr. Digger My name is Emma i have an old codd liver oil bottle with a codd fis on one side of the bottle. I want to know if you might know how much it worth or hoa old it might be. Her is a picture of it. Have a nice day. Thank you for your time Emma

 

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From: Coke cp-cp-cpsbc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 18-08-2004

Seeking approximate price, thank you in advance for your time. "FOLGER'S Golden Gate FLAVORING" is beautifully embossed on a clear bottle I have, with sarifs, on three tiers. Blown in mold, seams run diagonally (that is, down front left side and the opposite side on the back) and the entire bottom has a seam around it. I don't know what a 3-Piece Mold is. Maye this is one. "122" embossed upon bottom. I think the top is a flared top by your description. The bottom DEFINITELY has a hinge mold mark. There is an upward indentation in the bottom, but it is rectangular. There is quite a bit of wear, and there are indications of small bubbles in the glass. I am enclosing a picture, but it is a horrible picture and does not do the embossing justice. Thank you again for your time. :) Be well. Coke Brown Jr. sez: Kindness is the key, in every single circumstance, to our survival as a species.

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From: Coke cp-cp-

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion Supplement

Date: 18-08-2004

The wear, after having read your article, consists mostly of scratches on the exterior that do not affect the raised lettering. VG to Good. Thank you again. I know you get tons of questions. Be well. Coke Brown Jr. sez: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Coke cp-cp-

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Another. I'm sorry.

Date: 18-08-2004

I neglected to mention that the bottle is 6 1/2 inches tall. I see now that you have not answered many of the questions on your site. If you have no time for me, I would understand, but if you could point me in a direction, or even mention which of your books might have this info, I'd be glad to know. Thanks for the THIRD time! :) Be well. Coke Brown Jr

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From: Raymond & Frances Welch

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cobalt mason jar

Date: 18-08-2004

Hello Digger, I visited your Web site and was fascinated by the items I saw. After seeing the various jars and bottles displayed, I started wondering about a jar my husband gave to me recently and would like some expertise from you about it if possible. It is a Cobalt 4 quart jar that has a wire flip top type closer on it. On the bottom of the bottle it is inscribed " Jar Made in Italy 1966" with "Crownford China Co. " and a "C" in the very center. On the back it is inscribed "PENNY CANDY. " On the front it has inscribed from the top to the bottom "Farmer Brown's Penny Candy and assortment. It has an eagle printed in the center with Good Value on the left of it and Registered 1895 on the right and at the bottom 4 Quarts. It has the lid and the wire is intact but, the rubber ring seems to be missing. There are no chips or cracks on the jar. It is in excellent condition. Can you tell me a little about the jar, is this type commonly found/seen, and type of value it may have. Please assist me in being educated on this and I now have a new found interest. Thank you for your time and expertise, Marie

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From: Jan Fruge.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 18-08-2004

I have an old seltzer bottle, cornflower blue (I believe), with the following etched into the front of it: A. Yarmetzky Brooklyn, N. Y. cont. 26 oz. The bottom of the bottle reads: Bottle Made In Czechoslovakia. The metal seltzer cap also has the A. Yarmetzky, Brooklyn, NY info engraved on it. I would appreciate any information you could give me regarding this bottle. Jan Fruge  

 

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From: robert vanderwolk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: nitroglycerin bottle?

Date: 18-08-2004 

Hi, here's a bottle that we've had for a while, but have not been able to find any other examples of when trying to research. ; We had one man, many years ago tell us that it was a nitroglycerin bottle from when they used it in mining or railroad building. ; It stands 5 inches tall and is just wider than that, probably 5-1/4" at the widest. ; It has no visible seam whatsoever. ; The top is very wide and looks to hold a cork stopper of some kind. ; The bottom is smooth. ; We've read where they used a glass spinning method ;between 1890 and 1910 to remove the seam and wonder if it could date to that period. ; It is very heavy, thick glass, to the point it has the weight of lead crystal. ; Any help would be greatly appreciated. ; Robert V.

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From: Steven Drye

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Simmons regulator bottle (help me out please. . . . . . . )

Date: 18-08-2004

Hello, I'm trying to determine if my bottle is rare, that is all. I have a "Simmons Liver Regulator " Bottle in mint condition, aqua blue in color with mint original label & full contents still sealed with simmons tax stamp on top. I was offered around $45 for it and was told it was a common bottle. What do you think. I do collect bottles but have never seen one of this nature in such perfect condition. Thanks for your time & I hope to hear from you asap. Steve

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From: Melanie Anthony

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Schenley whiskey bottle

Date: 19-08-2004

Digger, I love your site. My dad is a mold maker. I would like to find a Schenley glass stopper for a whiskey bottle that my grandmother used to keep her vinegar in. The numbers on the bottom are 13 0 9 53 7. It is a clear glass with a filigree pattern and "schenley" on it in the middle. Any thoughts? Thanks Melanie Anthony

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From: Jo Ann Pritchard

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 19-08-2004

Hi Digger, I have two Old Fitzgerald bottles, both are stopper bottles with 1849 on them. One is The Jefferson's Monticello , white and poatil marked, the other is green with a ship on it. Both are stamped D-379 . Both are in very good condition, no chips and the white one has very few tiny marks. I can see a seal line across the lip on both. Can you tell me if they are worth anything? I've had them since 1969, my brother had them before then. . . . 1961 or ????? Thanks , miatagal Jo Ann

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From: Jackamjck

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 19-08-2004

Hi Digger, I just bought a bottle, it's an EARTHENWARE INHALER manufactured by S. MAW &SON THOMPSON. I would like to know how old it is and it's the value.

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From: dkb41175

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old purex bleach bottle

Date: 19-08-2004

i have an old brown/amber glass bleach bottle with "purex" embossed on it. the lid is with it and it also says purex. both the bottle and the top are in very good condition. what is the value of this item? I also have an old double cola bottle, an old rc cola bottle and an old, small dr. pepper bottle. are any of these items worth anything?

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From: Crziolek

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 19-08-2004

Good evening, You have quite a website!! I know you won't answer right away but I'm not going anywhere . . . . wondering if you can help me identify these bottles? I found them at a sale but there aren't any markings on them. Approximate measurements: 6 1/2" high, bottom diameter is 1 3/8", and the top diameter is 1 1/8". They are round and the glass is very thick and the opening is actually only about 1/2". When you rub the rim a genie appears!!! However, when you run your finger along the inside rim of the bottle it actually widens a smidgeon -- so I'm thinking they were sealed with a cork at one time, possibly lab bottles or medical bottles, some kind of test tube. Shiny and clear with minor clouding -- I believe nothing that a good polish wouldn't take care of. Not sure if someone wired them together for decorating purposes or the twisted wire was used as a carrying handle back in the day. If you can help me I'd like to say thanks in advance. And if you can't help me -- I'd like to tell you to have a great weekend. See ya, Charmaine

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From: Kevin Sukdolak

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 20-08-2004

Sir What is this bottle? Thanks.

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From: Jody Molloy

. au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Tall Galliano Bottle

Date: 20-08-2004

Dear Digger, About ten years ago I purchased (from a flea market) a 3. 9 liter Liquore Galliano bottle that sits atop a brass stand (bottle and stand measure approx. 90cm height) and has a lamp built into it's base. It also features a dispenser tap and a Galliano soldier sticker on the opposite side to the label. I want to find out what it may be worth. Could you possibly help me out or recommend someone who can. I have included a couple of photos in the attachments to help. Looking forward to your reply. . . . . . . . Budwize2004

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From: BENJAMIN SHEETS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: TAYLOR & BRAGG BOTTLE

Date: 20-08-2004

We have a Taylor & Bragg bottle that we'd like to know the value of. It is greenish in color. Very good condition. Can you provide me with a price range?

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From: popo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 20-08-2004

my mother found an old beer bottle in her garden it is brown and it says : LZ forester brewing co. ypsilanti, MI. if you can help find anything about this company or the bottle please let me know thank you in advance, Donald butynski

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From: Emilie Campbell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mel-Ola & Rivo-Cola

Date: 20-08-2004

Hi. My brother found many old bottles at a construction site. I have been trying to find out some info about them. One is a Rivo-Cola, which I think is the former name of Pepsi Cola. Another one is Mel-Ola which I have not been able to find out much about. If you could just point me in the right direction or give me some info I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance for your help, Emilie

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From: Kenzmadie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1931 5 gallon water bottle

Date: 20-08-2004

I have a 5 gallon bottle with cork. It has the letter "I" within a diamond within an oval on the bottom with the number 156 and the date 1931 on the bottom. Also have a 2 gallon bottle with cork. Same marking on bottom but no date. Any idea what company made these/where they are from/what they were used for? Thanks Gert

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From: Angel25657

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Can you tell me what these two bottles are or worth if at all?

Date: 20-08-2004

Hello, I am wondering if you can tell me what these two bottles are and if they are worth anything. The brown one I think would be a medicine bottle and the other perhaps a catsup bottle? Not sure what a brand if any. Below are the descriptions and I attached the pictures. This bottle is brown glass with a screw on cap. It stands 9 1/4" high and 11 1/2" around. It has some white on it from being a dug bottle. It feels smooth to the touch but it is like a film of white. Maybe you can clean it off better than I. There is professional ways to do it but I don't own a tumbler to do it. No cracks or chips. On the bottom it has some numbers. 223 on the top half of the bottom and 6 a triangle symbol and 49 on the bottom half of the bottom. It says one quart on the top of the jug and it is raised out from the glass or emblossed. Not sure what it is but I am thinking a medicine bottle or perhaps a peroxide bottle?Maybe a Vets office would use this kind of medicine on livestock. This vintage bottle looks like a catsup bottle to me. It is a dug bottle. No chips no cracks. It has 10 sides and a screw cap type top. No cap. On the side near the bottom I see A694 90. Any help you can give is appreciated. Many thanks. Cindy angel25657

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From: Caroline

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glass threaded stopper/bottle ID help!

Date: 20-08-2004

Hello! I bought this about a year ago and found your site then, great site by the way! I have researched other areas as well, and have had other people try to id this as well. Now, I am at my wit's end! I wasn't sure if I should bother you with this, since I wasn't sure if it is classified as a "bottle". My only guesses are a type of cruet or old apothecary decanter of some sort. If you have the time and can help, I would be thrilled, if you can't, I understand as well! Thank you, Caroline It measures approximately 7 1/2" tall, and the base is 3 1/4" wide. I am assuming it is pressed. The glass has lots of tiny bubbles and rows of ridges like elongated thumbprints. The inside is not divided. The glass stopper is threaded and threads into the inside of the opening. The stopper has a channel on either side, so when if there is liquid in the bottle it can pour from either side. The stopper has an embossed flower on the top and the number 2 on the bottom. This is very sturdy and weighs 14. 40z. The glass is clear and there are no chips, cracks or other flaws that I can find. The mold seams on the neck go over the lip. It is probably my bad eyesight, but I can not see any mold lines on the main section of the bottle. The base is not as smooth as the sides, it looks and feels like if you set something impressionable on a piece a naughehyde or fabric, kind of dimply and veiny, but this is not at all pronounced, just faint. I would like to know anything you can tell me about it, what it is, age, value. Again, I appreciate your taking the time to read this.

 

From: sandra

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle w/ stopper

Date: 21-08-2004

Digger, I have a glass bottle that is in very good shape. . . . I think. It has a glass topped stopper with cork around the bottom of the stopper. It has on the front two decorative A's with designs of swirly lines. On the back it has a almost complete circle made of little curved lines that do not meet and an I at the opening of the circle. It has 4/5 QUART on the bottom half. and on the very bottom it has FEDERAL LAW FORBIDES RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE D-9 55-55 an oval with a sideways I in it 2 Do you know anything about this bottle. . . It is clear. www. groups. /group/ancestral-digguns1

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From: Anita Turner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle found at consturction site

Date: 21-08-2004

Dear Digger Odell, My husband found an old bottle at his construction site. The site was a very old neighborhood. The bottle is small but has the words LITTLE BOY BLUE and BLUING around the top. The numbers 945 appear on the bottom in a semi circle form in the center of the bottom is the letter and design I. Can you tell me anything about this bottle or where I might be able to get some information regarding the bottle. Thank you for your assistance. Anita L. Turner

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From: Angelsteppe

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 21-08-2004

Hi Digger, I have a RRR radway & company new york , act of congress on the side of the bottle, Its a light blushish green color and wanted to know the date of this bottle. It has side sems that stop below the lip and a blob kinda crude top. The bottom has what looks like a pontil in it. Please give me any info you have Thanks Angel

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From: Debbie Cornett _

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jack Daniel's Silver Cornett and Riverboat Captain's Bottles

Date: 21-08-2004

Hi Digger, I have a pair of the above-mentioned decanters. Both are empty and without boxes. However, both have their little booklets attached and have the original letters of registration and certificates of ownership. Both decanters are in excellent condition. Any guesses as to their worth and where the best place to try to sell them would be. Thanks, Debbie

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From: princess

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: white house vinegar

Date: 21-08-2004

Digger, I have what is probably a common White House Vinegar bottle, but I'd like to make sure, because I can't find any information about it on the internet. It sounds sort of like a bottle you described in your December questions in 1999, one with a "double eye handle on the neck and embossed leaves around the base, " but I am not sure, because I don't know what a "double eye handle" looks like (and couldn't find it on the internet). Basically, it was in a large box of glassware from my grandmother's many cabinets. I know nothing about bottles, but it looked interesting. The bottle is clear, with a round base reading "WHITE HOUSE VINEGAR, " the number 5 and "PATENT PNDG. " There are eight leaf-like things around the base, with 4 taller ones with tiny bumps and 4 shorter, smooth, raised ones. The top is a circle, with similar shaped leaf-like things (points down), some bumpy and some more-like checked-etchings. There are two very small handles on the top (flush with the opening, extending downwards), rather like ears on the bottle. The whole thing is about 8 inches tall. I'm sure I'm not using very technical terms, but I'm trying to give the most description possible. Could you give me production info/value/tell me it's worthless? Thank you, Larisa Baste

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From: Scott Baste

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: white house vinegar

Date: 21-08-2004

Digger, I have what is probably a common White House Vinegar bottle, but I'd like to make sure, because I can't find any information about it on the internet. It sounds sort of like a bottle you described in your December questions in 1999, one with a "double eye handle on the neck and embossed leaves around the base, " but I am not sure, because I don't know what a "double eye handle" looks like (and couldn't find it on the internet). Basically, it was in a large box of glassware from my grandmother's many cabinets. I know nothing about bottles, but it looked interesting. The bottle is clear, with a round base reading "WHITE HOUSE VINEGAR, " the number 5 and "PATENT PNDG. " There are eight leaf-like things around the base, with 4 taller ones with tiny bumps and 4 shorter, smooth, raised ones. The top is a circle, with similar shaped leaf-like things (points down), some bumpy and some more-like checked-etchings. There are two very small handles on the top (flush with the opening, extending downwards), rather like ears on the bottle. The whole thing is about 8 inches tall. I'm sure I'm not using very technical terms, but I'm trying to give the most description possible. Could you give me production info/value/tell me it's worthless? Thank you, Larisa Baste

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From: Jim Walker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pontil san Francisco Medicine Bottle

Date: 21-08-2004

Hi there, Please take a look at the attached pics of a small medicine found in a wall in southern ca. Label is almost 100% and no damage to glass. Any info would be appreciated. jim Walker(

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From: Cathy & Mark Spofford

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Russian bear bottle

Date: 21-08-2004

We have a bottle - black, shape of a bear, gold label. Most of the label appears to be in Russian, although under the top part of the label are the following words "ALLASCH DOPPEL KUMMEL" The top part of the label is a 6 letter word in Russian (?) followed by "No 07" At the lower part of the label are a bunch of small words, again in Cyrillic alphabet, with the last word "MOCTA" In addition, there are 4 symbols on the upper part of the lower label with the dates 1877 1886 1896 and 1882 written under them (as if the symbols were awards won by the spirits maker). The bottle is in perfect condition with the cork (broken) still in it but no liquid. The bottle is 10. 5 inches tall and about 3. 5 inches wide at its widest point.

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From: Anna Parker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: perfume bottle

Date: 22-08-2004

I purchase two Guerlain at a garage sale. One is small 4. 2oz & the other is a larger. They have 68 Champs-Elysees 75008 Paris and jr3b82 on the bottom as well. I went to their website and seen that these bottles are from 1800's, but I was wondering about the value of the bottles.

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From: Randall Wilson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: keystone drug co

Date: 23-08-2004

I found this bottle about 30 years ago digging in a old dump in Hiawassee ga. Do you know if it is worth anything or who could tell me someone that might know. I sure would appreciate your help (on the bottom it has NO. 2 )

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From: Dnewman714

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Heidsieck & Co Dry Monopole Champagne

Date: 22-08-2004

Looking for information about an old bottle of champagne distributed by Park & Tilford. The label reads: Champagne Dry Monopole Brut Special Heidsieck & Co. , Maison Fonee en 1785 Reims . France N. M 3, 030. 242 Product of France - Contents 1 Pint 10 Fluid Ounces Alcohol 12% by Volume Park & Tilford Import Corp. , New York, N. Y. Sole Agent for United States. Thanks!! Debra Newman

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From: Groovycat1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: what should I be asking for htis bottle?

Date: 22-08-2004

Upon looking in the shed we have come across this old bottle. It is in good nick and we have figured out what it is. The following paragraph best describes it, that I found on a site. I the Copped Hall patent grape storage bottle – an ingenious, if awkward-looking, bottle that when laid on a shelf could be filled with water whilst the stem of the bunch was placed in the bottle's curved neck. I am not sure when this particular patent was introduced but they were still in production in the late 1930s when they cost twelve shillings a dozen. we wanted to sell it but are unsure of what price to list it for? We will sell it on Ebay I am sure. thanks mrs. burt

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From: Jim McNew

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Large cathedral bottle

Date: 22-08-2004

I just found a very large cathedral pickle in a river in north carolina and it is perfect no chips . But has a lot of white stain on it . It came from partial salt water . How could I clean it . It stands about 14 inches tall and about 5. 5 inches around . Thanks jim Chesapeake Va

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From: Eric st

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pepsi Cola

Date: 22-08-2004

Hi, I am a fly-by-night collector. Got interested in collecting when I lived in Hawaii in the 70's and found some cool bottles. still have em. I found a bottle in the insulation of my house markings were a Bottom of the bottle T with what looks like k and r on the right and left side under the arms of the T Left side of the T was a C, to the right was a 62 and below the two markings was a 6 Any idea to the age and worth? Sincerely

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From: Spear143

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: openign a seltzer bottle

Date: 22-08-2004

i have an old, seltzer bottle that was made in cz. I am interested in opening it to reattach the glass straw. any suggestions s. pearson

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From: Wilson, Joseph

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 23-08-2004

I found a bottle in my grandmothers addict that is 7 1/2" tall and has an eagle with 13 stars around it. It has a swing top lid and rubber seal. The bottom has 1898. I am attaching a copy of the picture pic 1. jpg I know it probably isn't really from 1898, but I would like to know what it went to. Thanks, Joe Wilson

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From: christy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 23-08-2004

I ran across your website when I was trying to find info about a bottle I found on an old farm recently purchased by a relative, it appears to be an old soda bottle perhaps, its clear and is approximately 8 inches in height, it is stamped Henry Schroeder , Waterloo Illinois, WSF 7FL. OZ. I cannot seem to find any info on a bottling co. by this name----could you please help, thank-you, Christy

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From: gs1ooo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hutchinson bottle

Date: 23-08-2004

Hello Digger! My name is Julie, and i found 2 hutchinson bottles with S. Stone&Co. Elkhart Ind. on them. I was wanting to know how much they would be worth. They are light blue in color. Thank you for any info about these bottles. I also found a 2 gal. jug that has weir monmouth on it. How much do think that is worth? Bye-Bye

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From: Weaver, Herb

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: BottleQuestion

Date: 24-08-2004

Thanks for answering. I did find the bottle in a 1989 glass works catalog too for 190. 00. This one did'nt have the embossing on bottom though, but still pretty much the same description. I went ahead and bought it for 40. 00 which I thought was pretty good since bottle is virtually mint. -----Original Message-----

From: Digger [mail

To:jaok20bottlebooks] Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004

8:58 PM

To: Weaver, Herb (LGE-SV)

Subject: Re: BottleQuestion It is a medicine. One actually sold in 1989 with name Risley's Orange Tonica for $190. . I doubt it would bring that today. ----- Original Message -----

From: Weaver, Herb mail

To:Hweaverlg (LGE-SV)

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.comSent: Tuesday, July 27, 2004

2:15 PM

Subject: BottleQuestion saw a bottle at a shop the other day. I'm trying to figure out what this was. Bottle is light amber with ladys leg neck. It has a ring top. Body of bottle is round and somewhat squat in shape (drum shape). It is approximately 8 to 9 inches tall. Embossing around shoulder say's orange tonica. Bottle is nice and clean. I collect bitters, but couldnít confirm it as such. I thought at first it must be a whiskey or medicine but couldnít find anything in my books. Could this possibly be a barber bottle of some kind? The seller wants fifty dollars for it, but i'm not sure if i want to invest that much but am tempted to by it because it is in such good shape (mint). Have you got any idea what this bottle might be? Any information would be appreciated

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From: Allan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emerald green squeeze soda bottle

Date: 24-08-2004

Hello, I found this bottle in a van I was selling. My Dad use to collect before his health got bad and I must have picked it up on the side of the road somewhere in Oklahoma. I have looked on Ebay and other places and have not seen another one like it. Is that because it is so common no one is interested or were there not many made? It is 7oz. Emerald green with a white painted on label that has a girl and boy sitting on a bench from the back it says "Squeese" , "Min. contents 7 fl. ozs" and "Property of the Oklahoma Coca-Cola bottling Co. " on the front. It has more writing and "Bottled under the license from National fruit flavor co. inc. New Orleans. USA" on the back. I have seen many clear bottles like this but not a green one. Can you tell me where to find information on this bottle? Thanks! Ruth

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From: Cotton, Patti J.

To: 'jaok20bottlebooks' jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 24-08-2004

DIGGER. . . I HAVE A BOTTLE, APPROXIMATELY 12" HIGH, THAT STATES ON THE SIDE OF IT. . MALAKOFF BITTERS, PATENTED SEPT 19, 1866. I CANNOT FIND ANYTHING ON THE NET WITH THE NAME OF MALAKOFF BITTERS. SUGGESTIONS? THANK YOU PATTI

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From: Tab911

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Rare Mason Jar ?

Date: 24-08-2004

I will send photos of a Mason Fruit Jar I found . It measures 5 3/8ths inches tall . It has Masons Patented Nov, 30 1858 on body (nothing else , just a few glass bubbles. On the bottom , It has "Pat. Nov. 26 67" along with the number 2 in the center . Can you help ? If history of where found helps. I bought from a farm house near me that is 150 years old . Thanks Tom Boles

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From: Pvegosen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 24-08-2004

Trying to find information about an etched glass (Victorian couple ) Bourbon bottle with I. W. Harris on bottom. Have you ever heard of that company? I would greatly appreciate your help. Thank you. P. Vegosen

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From: GREYcatEYES

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wheaton decanter?

Date: 25-08-2004

HI I HAVE A WHEATON NJ YELLOWISH STAR SHAPED BOTTLE WITH THE PICTURE OF JEAN HARLOW ITS MARKED W72 AND "THE PLATINUM BLOND" ON THE OTHER SIDE

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From: Crows52

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fababello Glass

Date: 25-08-2004

Dear Sir, I bought a 4 1/2 inch high by 3 inch round pitcher with a label on the bottom, " Fababello Hand Blown Glass, Milmay, NJ" The pitcher is clear glass with swirls of yellow and orange color flecks in it. It has a pontil mark on the bottom. I can't find any info on hand blown glass made in Milmay, NJ. The person who sold it to me said it probably is 50 years old or more? Do you know anything about it? I paid $3 for it. Thank you, Don Crowley

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From: Saxon747Rock

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 25-08-2004

I have a Gordon's dry special gin bottle its about 10 to 12 inches tall it has its full contents in the bottle the bottle is green in colour it has a wax cork i think im trying to find out if this bottle is worth anything if you could help me with this please if you need any more information on the bottle i will try and get it for you thank you . looking forward to your reply

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From: Sean McClain sean.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Burnett's Tandard Flavoring Extracts

Date: 25-08-2004

While digging on my property, I found a small bottle of Burnett's Tandard Flavoring Extracts. It's about 6x1x2" in size. I've no clue what this is & thought you might be able to help. There is a photo attached. Attachments:

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From: MJLLJ

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question?

Date: 25-08-2004

Dear Digger, I found an old pile of buried bottles on my property. I can't wait to start digging! Can you give me an idea on value of two bottles I found so far? Father John's Medicine - Lowell Mass- seams on side- amber - apx 9" widemouth - flat bottom with large round dimple and a square with a zero in middle, and an 8 next to it. 2 3/4" tall - light amber - flask design - left side round, right side straight. two other flat sides embossed in script: whelan certified drugs otherside says: whelan cabinet bottle bottom has an x shape where glass was formed and the inside of bottom is rounded symbols: upside down A on top of H PAT. ! K-4168 Thanks much, Lori

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From: jake miller

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing:

Date: 25-08-2004

could you please help me find a value of this bottle or flask? please reply to jmiller162woh. rr. it is a early times whiskey bottle dated 1976 on bottom. thank you . jake milller Your files are attached and ready to send with this message.

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From: Moncherami

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 25-08-2004

hello, i have a jack daniels bottle that is a little unusual. It is about 12 inches in height and has a long thin neck that balloons out into a octagon shape that goes down ending in a circle at the bottom. Sorry i donít have any pictures but was wondering if you could be of any help. I would like to know the price range please. And oh yes, it still has a cork. Thank you. Any help is appreciated.

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From: Steve and Deb Foster

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: listerine bottle

Date: 25-08-2004

Hi I have an old listerine bottle about 4 inches high & 1 1/2 inches diameter from lambert pharmacal co . The label & listerine brand cork are in excellent condition . I was wonderin what its value would be. Thanks

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From: Steven M. Guidroz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Two bottles of whiskey

Date: 25-08-2004

Digger, I was recently given two old bottles of whiskey and was wondering the value of the unopened bottles. The first is a bottle of Hiram Walker's TEN HIGH Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Bottled in Peoria, Illinois. Bottled in Bond. and it still has the tax label over the cap stating MADE FALL 1967 BOTTLED FALL 1972. It is 4/5 Quart The second is a bottle of PARK & TILFORD PRIVATE STOCK Bourbon Straight Whiskey. I believe it is close to the same age as the one above. There are two stamps. . . one is the STATE OF OHIO DEPARTMENT OF LIQUOR CONTROL #J6361725 And the only part of the tax stamp that I can make out is A6325785. Please let me know if you have any information on these bottles. Thanks, Steven

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From: richard larntz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: DECANTERS

Date: 26-08-2004

Hi my dad found five ezra brooks distilling company decanters unopened says they are heritage china in shape of a lady that looks like she may be churning butter says its rare old geniune sour mash kentucky bourban wiskey says it was made in frankfort kentucky in 1972 and was 150 months old 90 proof could you please tell me if they are worth anything

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From: Jerry Williams willijesbc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 26-08-2004

I have several old bottles I would like to get rid of but would like to know if they are worth anything. One bottle is about the size of the old 7-up bottles is green and has a large Santa- Fe logo on it, it was for canada dry and says bottle for Fred Harvey services. I have had this bottle fo nearly 40 years and retired from Santa-Fe 2 years ago with over 42 years of service and none of the old heads had ever seen one of these but were probably used on passenger train dining cars. I also have some pop bottles that I have picked up over the years out of old homesite trash pits, one is a big chief pop bottle in excellent cond. Jerry in Oklahoma

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From: Executive Offices

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1940's Bottle Question

Date: 26-08-2004

I have a Liquor Bottle that was brought back from North Africa in the early 1940's. The label (oval with red border) reads PG (in a red shield w/ script design on either side of the initials) and under that the word GARNIER, and under that ENGHIEM-FRANCE. It is a 4 (four) spout bottle, unopened that contains the following: "Prunelle", "Liquor d'Or" "Abricotine" and the fourth compartment has only a partial label that is unreadable. The bottom of the bottle reads "Made in France" and is approximately 11" tall and 16" around at the widest area. It has a glass formed base and a glass formed rim around the neck. Any idea on how to find out the value/ and or how to sell this bottle? Thanks for any help on this. Dottie Samonisky Cambridge, MD

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From: EDWARD YOST

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: fish stories

Date: 26-08-2004

I love your site. I learned more in 5 minutes than I thought possible. I have a bottle identical to the one you showed in your fish stories section. It's the one wit the the fish on one side and scales all over the bottle. It has no label. Is it valuable or just interesting? It's about 7-1/2 inches tall. Thanks! Ed

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From: april howard

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Vintage Whiskey Bottle

Date: 26-08-2004

My husband was recently cleaning out a shed for an elderly friend, when he came upon an old bottle. We thought it may be an old Crown Royal bottle. It is about 7 inches tall and has a large glass square cork top. On the front of the bottle it has raised glass crown. The crown looks very much like the one on the modern day Crown Royal. On the bottom it says "federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. " The numbers 2 D-126 mTc 1. If you could maybe help us find out any information about this bottle, it would be greatly appreciated.  Thank You, Eugene and April Howard

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From: Shawny

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle collection

Date: 26-08-2004

Hi Digger, I've been perusing your site. It's very nice. I recently was given an old bottle collection. I'd like to sell some of them because I have too many. First I'd like to find out their worth, but since they all mostly seem to come from a certain area, I don't know what direction to go in. The bottles are mostly from San Mateo, San Jose, San Francisco, and one or two from New York. (One common Pluto Water bottle) Do you have a book that covers bottles from this area? Thanks, Shawny

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From: bilich

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Indian Friend bottle, etc from EXPO

Date: 26-08-2004

 This is Tony Bilich.  I need information on a bottle Embossed 1875 (in an arch on shoulder) / COMPOUND / SYRUP OF / SPRUCE GUM / SISTERS OF / PROVIDENCE. It is aqua with a smooth base. If you need more information, let me know. Please let me know as much information you have including the value on these. Thanks, Tony Bilich

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From: Goo1954

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 26-08-2004

hi, think your great. I found a blue bromo 4 inch tall embossed with the bromo seltzer emerson drug co. baltimore, md. on it. I has a number 1 on the bottom very clear and then 3 indentations like a triangle on each corner with the 1 in the center. The top is not a screw top. it has a cork top. It has seed bubbles it it. the sides look like it has been formed together , you can see a seam-put not all the way up to the top. It rounds off- narrows off about an inch before a lip on the top but the seam you cannot see on this inch right before this lip. this was dug up in the mountains of north carolina. it looks old to me but your the expert. could this be one of the first bromo bottles ever made. ??? I have ms and I love reading your answers. thank you gloria campbell

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From: Erica Gilbert-

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Liqueur Bottles

Date: 26-08-2004

Dear Digger, I have two unopened liqueur bottles. One is a 1776 Seagram in the Tiffany decanter. 4/5 quart. 80 proof. The other says Dom B&B liqueur. Underneath that it says Le Directeur, A. L. S. 25. 4 fl. oz. Would you happen to know how much these bottles are worth or where I can go to find out? Thanks, Erica

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From: LENARD GONZALES _3

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 27-08-2004

I have a pint size J. F. K flask made Clevenger bros. Light brown with his face in front , in back his saying what not or country could do ext. cant find history or price. Please respond?

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From: Joan McCarthy.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Lionstone sculptured porcelain

Date: 27-08-2004

I am curious to find out if the three items I have are of any value. They are three dogs filled with a liqueur and on the bottom of each one reads Lionstone Sculputured porcelain 1975 with French Poodle, Collie etc. Thanks for any help. Joan McCarthy Administrative Assistant Department of Mathematics Wellesley College

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From: Robin Grandle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 27-08-2004

I have a bowling pin shaped clear glass bottle that has Billy Baxter scripted toward the bottom of the bottle. i have been searching the net and can't seem to find anything about it, any help you could give me would be great!!! Thanks, Robin in Aiken, SC

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From: Shysheshe

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles

Date: 27-08-2004

i have some old Folgers golden gate flavoring and murine eye remedy want to known more about them thank you.

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From: Judy Keene

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old wiskey bottle

Date: 27-08-2004

I have an old wiskey bottle I have had for 32 years it is empty the cork is missing and the old mans hat is chiped a little but that is all that is wrong with it. On the bottom it says original Design from the Stitzel Weller Distillery Cabin Still Collectors Gallery 1969 It is an old hillbilly man sitting on a wooden barrel holding a cabin still jug in his lap and an old rifle at his bear feet. I would like to find out how much this bottle is worth are where I can find out. I do not have a picture to send. Thank you Judy Keene

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From: diana morton d_

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 'lil brown jug and Mellins food co

Date: 27-08-2004

I found these bottles at an old antique dealer's dilapidated house and I haven't been able to find out much about either one of them, like dates, who made them, what the contained, and what they may be worth. 'LIL BROWN JUG T. M. -HILLBILLY BREW, AS REFRESHING AS A CUP OF COFFEE, BREW MIX US CERTIFIED-1/10 of 1%BENZOATE OF SODA ADDED IS ON THE FRONT. On the back it reads- TASTE BETTER 'CAUSE IT'S "STILLED" BETTER It is a10 FL OZ bottle. It has the C in a circle and MCSC. The picture is of a hillbilly woman on the brew mix side and a hillbilly man on the other, both have an old still on the other side. On the bottom is- 7G-18880 c in circle 2065. The second bottle is aque and has a few bubbles. It reads MELLINS FOOD CO BOSTON USA ON ONE SIDE, and LARGE SIZE AND MELLIN'S FOOD ON THE OTHER. The bottom has P 13 with a another 13, lighter and appears to be a misprint. I hope you can help out cause we sure are curious about these two. Thank You. OH I forgot the MELLIN'S has seams up to the neck which fades out at the start of the wide lip. THANKS

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From: T Haney punk-

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 27-08-2004

Hello, We are trying to identify a small bottle my husband found in a trench while working at a construction site in San Diego. I do not know where to start so thought you might be able to get us in the right direction. . . . It is metal (probably copper) with ribs all the way down the sides. It is round, 2" tall and about 1/2" across. It has a threaded top which is still in good shape and screws out, but the bottom is gone. If you can give me an idea where to start, I'd love to find out what it was used for. Thank you, TJ in Florence Oregon

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From: hefty67comcast

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: abe lincoln

Date: 28-08-2004

dear sir, i found this bottle on my wife's grandmothers porch, i do not know the history or value. it has Abe Lincoln on one side with the words [with malice towards none] and on the other side the Lincoln log cabin with the words [with charity for all] it has no chips or cracks there is a bubble near the bottom . any info would would be much appreciated thanks, here are some pics.

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From: Calico27028

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1956 wine bottle and basket combined

Date: 28-08-2004

hello i found a bottle at a sale this morning it is clear glass looks like a wine bottle with a handle and a clear glass basket under it all of this is attached all i am able to make out on the bottom is 1956 limited London canada there are two words i can't see; sorry at this time i can't send a picture.

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From: Linda L. Watts

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Bottle:

Date: 28-08-2004

Hi Digger, purchased this old, "I think Bottle at a sale" It is apparently pottery as you can see the turn marks and stands 7 1/2" tall. It has two 1/2 brown and tan small handles on the side that meet the top of the corked bottle (I donít have the cork) opening. The bottle has a picture on a man and under it is the wording Glenmore, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Distilled and bottled by Glenmore Distilleries, Co. , Incorporated. Owensboro, Kentucky 4/5 quart. On the back side it says Federal Law Forbids Sale or Reuse of this Bottle. The bottle color is tan with flecks and the handles and top bottle opening are dark or rich brown. On the base it says D-8-47 , with a 3 1/4 " wide base and USA in the pottery as a mark. Can you tell me if the bottle is old and about what it is worth? Thank you, Linda

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From: GARY HARVEY -

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jumbo Peanut Butter Jar 1930

Date: 28-08-2004

hello i was wondering if you could help me on the value of a 1930 Jumbo Peanut Butter Jar its 7 1/2 oz. Would like to know the value of it thank you very much for your time

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From: tracey gardner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 3 star baby bottle

Date: 28-08-2004

Hi Digger, I hope you can help to shed some light on this bottle. It looks to be a baby bottle as there are ounces embossed on the back? but I can't find out who actually made it. There are 3 stars in a circle embossed on the front. I don't know what other information you may need, except that it stands 5 1/2" tall and measures 3 1/2" across the widest part. I am sending photos as I do not know much about bottles or how to describe them. I am just starting to get interested in digging, particularly at an old site near our town. I hope you can help. Thanks, Tracey Attachments: Picture 006. jpg Picture 007. jpg Picture 008. jpg Picture 009. jpg Picture 010. jpg

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From: PITCHFORD3

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ref: Robt Turlington Bottle

Date: 28-08-2004

Digger! I e-mailed you about 2 weeks ago on a bottle with the name Robt Turlington on it, it has a date of 1779 0n it also, was wonder if you found out any information on this particular bottle. It is amber in color. Thank You For Your Time! Mr. Pitchford

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From: AMISTY4146

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: JAMES B BEAM LIQUOR BOTTLE

Date: 28-08-2004

Can you tell me if this bottle has any vale? Bottom reads: creation of james b. Beam ky-drb-230 genuine regal china, c. Miller, regal china corporation , 145 initial dhh. Any information you may have would be greatly appreciated thank you, sandra alfonso

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From: P. A. S.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 28-08-2004

i found out recently that my grandfather ( his name was mason ) held a patent for some type of paper milk bottle cap. i believe it was manufactured by crown, cork and seal. probably in early 1900's. just trying to find out anything for curiosities sake. any ideas? pat stevens

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From: carol pettibone _

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles?

Date: 28-08-2004

Mr. Digger, I saw your web site which searching for bottles. My husband has been bring bottles home from a old dump site that was closed in 1929. Found a clear bottle with flowers edged all around it with the letters F. W. Fitch on it with a small hole at opening at top. Also he found a 1/2 gallon Brown Purex Bottle w/ring to carry it with your finger and a cork still in it. Wish to know the dates of these bottles and price if known. On the Fitch bottle what was it used for with so small of a hole opening. thanks, Tom

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From: Phil Spring _

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: bottle

Date: 29-08-2004

This bottle was found on Frye Island in Maine. It is 8 1/4" tall, the bottom is 2 2/4" wide. I think the top is applied blob, there is no rim. There are side seams, base is smooth. The embossed label says "CITRATE MAGNESIA". The color is clear the bottle is in very good shape. There is a ceramic stopper with a rubber seal and wire. I would like to know the value and age of this. Thank you Karen Spring Attachments: bottle. jpg

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From: Duce659

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 29-08-2004

I have two bottles that I was curious about. I am going to do my best to describe them. the first one is clear glass and inches tall. It has Brockway in script on the bottom with a underneath it. One side is kind of rounded and the other side is flat. The flat side has measurements running up it. One side is cc's and I am not sure what the other side is. There is a symbol on the top of the flat side. It looks like a weird 3 and followed by ii. Also below that is an addition sign circled with dari glas written underneath it. Number 2 is a clear bottle with a plastic? red top on it. There is a circled P on the bottom, under that it says 2 FL OZ. and under that is a 4. There is a little round brush connected to the lid going down into the bottle and some black oily liquid inside of it. If you can tell me about these I would appreciate it. Please respond even if you cannot help me. Thank you for your time. Carrie

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From: MICHDIST

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Amethyst George Washington

Date: 29-08-2004

Hi Digger, A friend of mine has an Amethyst Bottle (attached) that is in great shape. it has Father of His Country on it and a picture of George Washington. On the bottom it has Wheaton NJ. Does this bottle have any value? Thanks, John Attachments: DSC00004. JPG DSC00006. JPG

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From: Ponch Mendoza

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Trying to clean my basement!(fruit cellar)

Date: 29-08-2004

Hey Digger, I live in the family homestead, built in 1821. It's a rainy day so I thought I would tackle the fruit cellar(we have four cellars), the bottles are amazing, mostly clear, big ones gallon, half-gallon(double handles on some), cool designs on the glass, old beer bottles(with beer still in them)nasty! Canning jars, with stuff in them, can't make out what it was! No one in this family ever threw anything out! Some of this stuff might be of value, I want to clean out these bottles and through out the contents. Does that destroy the worth? The few that have paper labels from the manufacturer, I should probably just leave alone. Thanks for your time. Judy

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From: Alice DeGraff

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Four Roses Whiskey Bottle Value

Date: 29-08-2004

I purchased a box of bottles at an estate sale. I did research on the history of this bottle. I would like to know if you can help me out on the value. It has EMBOSSED on the front NEW PROTECTIVE BOTTLE ADOPTED JULY 1914. Then it has a lovely embossed written Four Roses and then a bouquet of 4 roses. (I read the history on this part). Beneath this is signature Paul Jones Co printed Louisville, KY. The color is amber and the top of neck has a metal rim and on top is a porcelain top with hole. Bottom of bottle CAPACITY ONE FULL QUART in the center is a diamond with numbers 768. At the outside of this diamond and at one of its points is 5. Seams on both sides of the bottle. it has only one small chip on the neck. On the top of the porcelain part is written REUSE PROHIBITED PAT FEB 17 14. Thanks for your time. . . . Alice DeGraff Courtland, Va Attachments: bottle 001. jpg bottle 002. jpg bottle 004. jpg bottle 005. jpg

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From: Connie & Norris Strickland

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 29-08-2004

I found a very small bottle approximately 1 7/8 inches tall with a 1/4 inch opening, a curly hair baby sitting side profile one the front, 9 raised lines on the back, and 4 raised lines on either side. I would like to learn more about this bottle but have found no information. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Connie Strickland

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From: Joseph K Yocom

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: beer bottle?????

Date: 29-08-2004

This bottle is a light aqua or blue color, lots of bubbles in the glass. Bottom has " AB " (connected) in large letters G3 in smaller letters, mold lines . Looks like 12 oz. beer bottle(crown top) Dug up in Carrollton, Ga. If you have any info please let me know . Thanks. . . Joe Yocom Attachments: bottle1. jpg bottle2. jpg

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From: Misty Phillips

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 29-08-2004

I am writing to you to see if you could help me with the value of a bottle. I have an Amber Bottle that is BIM. Embossed on the front it says Ronceverte Bottling Works, Ronceverte, WVA. I thought it was a good bottle however, it does not say Pepsi-Cola on it. I sold a green one identical to it except the green one did say pepsi cola. Also, around the bottle near the bottom it says C. & CO. LIM. 80. There are the normal factory flaws and the L on the LIM has been worn off some. I would say this is in good condition. Could you please give me an idea on what it is worth. Thanks-Misty Greene

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From: jarvis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Sunday, August 29, 2004

10:04 AM

Subject: Jack 1909 Please assist. Attached are 2 pic's of a Jack Daniel's Whiskey crock. On the top it is etched "James E. Brown 11-23-1909" It has a paper label (pic2) which is in good shape. This bottle has never been opened. What can you tell me about it & what is it worth? Attachments: IMG_0228_2. JPG IMG_0220_1. JPG IMG_0229_3. JPG  Thank you for your response. Based on who gave us the bottle, we were told it is an original which dated back to 1909. The signature on the bottle is etched (looks like it was scratched in) into it. On the bottom as well. BETTER PICTURES ATTACHED. Can you tell me any more about it or where to find more info about this bottle? Judy 

Please assist. Attached are 2 pic's of a Jack Daniel's Whiskey crock. On the top it is etched "James E. Brown 11-23-1909" It has a paper label (pic2) which is in good shape. This bottle has never been opened. What can you tell me about it & what is it worth? Thank you in advance for your time, Judy Jarvis Attachments: Jack. jpg IMG_0208. JPG

 

Subject: Re: Jack 1909 If it is really old as it might be it could be worth a good bit. . . $300-400 (just a guess) It might be a commemorative piece. . . . if so. . . . might be $50-75 If it was a company special issue in 1909. . . could be even more Label looks new but pix is not clear Base of the jug might suggest age interesting item Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebooks Digger

 

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From: Gardnerssp1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: golf club bottle

Date: 30-08-2004

Dear Sir, I bought a bottle in the shape of a golf club with the label George Dickel Tennesee Sour Mash Whiskey. It was empty. But has all the labels as well as the golf ball stopper. I was wondering if you could give me any history of this bottle and it's value. My son in-law is an avid golfer and I plan to give this to him as a gift, but I would also love to be able to give him information about the bottle. Thank you, Joy P Shepard

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From: Cotton, Patti J. . .

To: 'Digger' jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: BottleQuestion

Date: 30-08-2004

Thank you so much for the information. I would appreciate having more information on the bottle, and if you could put me in touch with someone who knows more, that would be great. I don't think i want to sell it. Actually, my dad found it in new orleans years ago when they were knocking down an old building. I really appreciate the help. Thank you so much. Patti cotton -----Original Message-----

Subject: BottleQuestion digger. . . I have a bottle, approximately 12" high, that states on the side of it. . Malakoff bitters, patented sept 19, 1866. I cannot find anything on the net with the name of malakoff bitters. Suggestions? Thank you patti

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From: mmorgandive mmorgandivecomcast

To: jaok20bottlebooks,

Subject: JUST GOT BACK FROM BARBADOS.

Date: 30-08-2004

SORRY! LAST E-MAIL, I FORGOT TO ATTATCH PICTURES.

Looks like fun diving.  Digger

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From: CHARLES DEPOY

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 30-08-2004

Hi Have a bottle says on bottom i think Dr S B H Co. and a PR , Two seams to the top then looks like applied top Lots of straw in the glass any value roger CHARLES ROGER Chillicothe, OHIO

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From: Shawny

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Bottle collection

Date: 30-08-2004

Hi Digger, I have one of Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound bottles and a few that look like pontil bottles. Can I send you some photos and ask their worth? Thanks for such a quick response FYI. --Shawny Any old ones from those California town could be very good bottles. My medicine and Whiskey books cover some CA bottles but not lots. . . . Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebooks Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: "Shawny"

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.comSent: Thursday, August 26, 2004

7:52 PM

Subject: Bottle collection Hi Digger, I've been perusing your site. It's very nice. I recently was given an old bottle collection. I'd like to sell some of them because I have too many. First I'd like to find out their worth, but since they all mostly seem to come from a certain area, I don't know what direction to go in. The bottles are mostly from San Mateo, San Jose, San Francisco, and one or two from New York. (One common Pluto Water bottle) Do you have a book that covers bottles from this area? Thanks, Shawny

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From: CRiMs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 3 poison bottle found while dredging

Date: 30-08-2004

dear digger I donít really know anything about bottles. I should cause i find like 8-12 a month but any way i seen this pretty cool one it is three inches tall triangular about 1 and half inch each side blue and says poison in between criss crossing lines i would like to know the value if any and the year it also says u. d. co. on the bottom with a under some weird thing and one under that

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From: Bantersantique

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 30-08-2004

Yes, can you give me any information on carter beverage in Middletown Ohio and who produced and who was the inventor or the person who introduced and a little information of Middletown Ohio thank you kathy

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From: Kenny Weddell. .

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 30-08-2004

Curious as to the age and any other relevant information I can get for the bottle (picture attached)! I have scoured the net and I cannot find anything at all! The bottle is 9" tall and 3" in diameter, the screw top is made of bakelite! And the cork is still flush with the top, the contents have never 'breathed' Its maker is 'R. Thomson' Bottle reads as such_ Thomson's Cod liver oil cream With hypophosites of Lime and soda. The cod liver oil and other ingredients used in the Preparation of this cream are of the very finest quality. It is pleasant to the taste, easily assimilated, and Readily taken by children as well as adults, with Highly beneficial results. DOSE For adults- a dessert spoon gradually increased To a table spoon. For children- a teaspoon to a desert spoonful According to age. The best results are obtained by taking or giving the cream regularly Three times daily with food. SHAKE BOTTLE- keep in a cool place. 4/6 and 11/6 POSTAGE PAID Freshly prepared by R. THOMSON Abbey Street, Elgin, Moray THE BOTTLE IS CLEAR WITH BROWN INK AND APPEARS TO BE PRINTED ON TOP OF THE GLASS AS IT IS RAISED! Thank you very much for any information and time taken Rgds Kenny Weddell (Edinburgh, Scotland) "THEY SAY PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT ! BUT NOBODYS PERFECT SO DONíT BOTHER TRYING" Attachments: DSCI0026. JPG

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From: Victoria Gillieron

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. YY. B. Caldwell's

Date: 31-08-2004

My nefew has found a bottle with an embossed label Dr. YY. B. Caldwell's from Monticello, Illinois. we are hoping you could tell us something about this bottle. How much it might be worth, (he is trying to sell it to me for a huge amount!) how old it might be, What was the medicine was for? The bottle is almost perfect except for a slight whitish stain on the inside of the bottle. It stands 7" tall, is approx. 2 1/4" wide, and 1 1/4" deep. Any help you could give us would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Victoria Gillieron

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From: Scott Luckie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: A bottle question

Date: 31-08-2004

digger, i have found a bottle while scuba diving of off a beach in Mukilteo, WA. Near where i found it there is a bottle field where i have found coke bottles dating from 1910 up to 1938. But this bottle i found i cant seem to place any where. It is amber colored and has two seams that go through the lip. It has a crown top. It is a little under 7 1/2 inches. The confusing part of the bottle is that on the body of it there is an indent where there should be a label engraved like coke bottles or a sicker glued on but instead there is a line that goes across it and below it has an arrow pointing up to the line with 1/2 cup written bellow the arrow. Then above the line it has an arrow pointing down and 1/2 cup written above the arrow. the bottom of the bottle has, D 54 some space then 2, and then more space and another 2. Any help you can give me on the date and what this bottle is used for would be greatly appreciated. I doubt it is a rare bottle but if it is then could you give me a price. Thanks a million~ Scott

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From: Julia Moore

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Foley's Honey & Tar Compound

Date: 31-08-2004

I was wondering if you knew the value of A Bottle of Foley's Honey & Tar Compound, Full and unopened. . . . . . All I can find is empty bottle prices???

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From: Teresa Sifton s

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 31-08-2004

i have an old bottle that is light green, it has a black cork in it that reads ALMADEN EST. 1852. on the bottom it has 4 liter. there is no label. is this bottle worth anything?

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From: Libero, Joella M (

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle of Erven Lucas

Date: 31-08-2004

Digger, I was given a bottle of some Liquor I have no idea what kind, there are no labels nor does it look like it had one. I would like an idea of what kind of liq is in there. age of bottle and if any value. or what ever you can tell me The bottle is a dark green about 9 1/5 in tall. with a solid glass round knob stopper tied around the bottle neck, with an old red ribbon. The ribbon hangs down with a black sticker red printing that reads Erven Lucas anno Bols 1575 Amsterdam There is also a seal covering the cork. seal seems to read the same. printing on seal is wearing off and frayed. The bottle is rectangle but the center of the bottle goes in on all 4 sides. Lip of bottle is round. All writing on bottle is raised "Erven Lucas Bols" on bottom of one side Bottom has a 0, 7 and what looks like a back J and 2 circle around with what looks like a Lq Does any of this help I am not able to send a picture . Thanks Joella I can also be contacted through this email as well

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