December 2006 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2006

Date: 12/01/2006 12:41:36 AM,

From: Sue Wesley,

Subject: Warner's Safe Cure - Four Cities 1890

From: VanillaStorm72b

Subject: Finding info!

Date: 12/01/2006 12:41:36 AM

 DR.Kilmer's Swamp Root Kidney-Liver and Bladder Cure Binghamton N Y USA It is 51/2 inches, mold seam stops, base, mouth & lip of bottle is smooth, shape is rectangular, no label, aqua color, good condition, 32 on bottom!!! Year & Worth!!   


From: Scott

Subject: report due 12/4

Date: 12/01/2006 7:55:16 AM

Dear Digger  On Halloween I went on a dig to Tyler State park, and I found this bottle, and I was wandering if you could help me. On the front is says FRENCH GLOSS, then just above it, it says 3 Fluid OZ. On the back it says Whittemore Boston. Alls I've found out is that it's a medicine bottle, it's 3 3/4 in. tall, the french gloss is a color. It's a bottle Murine Eye Remedy Co. in Chicago. On the bottom it hasa circlr shaped indent that was put there I think on purpose. Also on the bottom it has a 3 with a dot above it.


From: Nancy James

Subject: Larkin Desk

Date: 12/01/2006 8:06:31 AM

I have an oak desk/bookcase combination which I am told was a premium years ago if you bought a case of Larkin soap. Do you know anything about this? I have not checked the FAQ's since they seem to be about bottles. Thank You! Nancy James 554 Friendship Ave Lancaster, PA 17601


From: Pat&Angela

Subject: 7up bottle

Date: 12/01/2006 5:34:38 PM

I was wondering if you knew the year of this bottle. THE bottom says not to be refilled with numbers 6 4541 6.the slogan is "you like like-it likes you. The top says no return no deposit.


From: gonzalez lynn casioblue99

Subject: do you know anything about large containers???

Date: 12/01/2006 6:15:52 PM

Hi  I was wondering if you could tell me something about a jug like container that we have. It is 19 inches in height and 14 inches around. On top it has a # 7 on it and a cork.It has the words on top , W&A Gilbey. Like for gin or wine of some sort. It is made out of clay. It is a muester color. There is an indent towards the bottom on both sides. It must weigh at least 40lbs. If you could tell me about it and if it is worth anything that would be great. If not, who would know something about this? Thanks for your time. My email: casioblue99 --------------------------------- Access over 1 million songs - Yahoo! Music Unlimited. Hi ; ; ; ; ; ; I was wondering if you could tell me something about a jug like container that we have. It is 19 inches in height and 14 inches around. On top it has a # 7 on it and a cork.It has the words on top ;, W&A Gilbey. Like for gin or wine of some sort. It is made out of clay. It is a muester color. There is an indent towards the bottom on both sides. It must weigh at least 40lbs. If you could tell me about it and if it is worth anything that would be great. If not, who would know something about this? Thanks for your time.


From: raymond Textor bbecadbb

Subject: any info on my bottle yet?

Date: 12/01/2006 7:30:00 PM

hi this is Matt Textor Digger have you found anything out about my celebrated oil liniment bottle by Dr.Sawens from utica N.Y. yet please email me when you do. and thank you sincerely Matt Textor


From: LydLoggins

Subject: Gilbey's Spey Royal Scotch Whiskey Musical Bottle

Date: 12/02/2006 9:37:36 AM

On June 10, 2004 Dusty Wilson inquired about a musical bottle with a dancing Scotsman inside. I have one exactly like it. Were you able to get any info on it? Thank you. Lydia Loggins


From: ian.edwardsirgin2b

Subject: ID bottle

Date: 12/02/2006 6:13:29 PM

Dear Sir, I stumbled across your site, Please is there a chance you can look at the attachment I have provided of a picture of a bottle I bought recently on ebay. It has 50cl and 135mm on the bottom with what looks like an E resting on top of a V. It is a clear bottle, which has been crudely painted yellow with a can of car paint. It stands 12" high. A woman has defrauded me on ebay claiming this is Holmegaard/ Scandinavian art vase (which I collect) I say it is a decorative bottle which has held some sort of drink or fluid. Any help you can provide would be gratefully appreciated in stopping this woman from defrauding someone else. Kind regards, Ian Edwards.


From: John Sleevar

Subject: peruna tax paid stamp

Date: 12/02/2006 11:25:42 PM

Digger I am a stamp dealer (40yrs). Over the years I have bought and sold thousands of tax paid medicine stamps. 1 have one that has baffled me, the Peruna stamp shown in my scan. I read your very entertaining write up of Peruna. I am trying to find the value of the Peruna stamp.. I believe it to be very scarce...any thoughts? Thanks John Sleevar Philatelic Ent Peoria, Il


From: vicki dawsopn

Subject: bottle

Date: 12/02/2006 11:56:12 PM

hi digger have an old green thorne bottle square shaped with bottom stamped rs&t reg b no 233870 also a similar old milk or cream bottle like the one paul showed you and another one similar in a clear light purple with an s stamp on the base thanks vicki



Subject: bottles

Date: 12/03/2006 12:14:32 AM

hi I have an old dark green thorne bottle base stamped rt&s reg b no 233870 also a similar old light green milk or cream bottle to the one a pau8l showed you and another clear light purpleone stamped on the base with the letter S thanks digger vicki


From: WBoyce2409

Subject: White Crown

Date: 12/03/2006 2:58:23 AM

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From: Scott

Subject: thank you

Date: 12/03/2006 9:58:47 AM

I'm just saying thank you for your information, I'm sure It will help me.


From: Ken Akerboom

Subject: Dr Calvin's Croup Tincture bottle

Date: 12/03/2006 11:05:48 AM

Dear sir: My apologies if this is already answered, but I didn't find anything searching through. Anyhow, in a recent move, a "Dr Calvin's Croup Tincture" bottle was broken (the neck was broken off at the base), and I need some kind of value estimate to put on the claim form. The bottle looks like the picture on your web site (http://www.bottlebooksbottle/Sample%20Medicines/sample_medicines.htm). It is greenish color, 5" high. Has "Scranton, PA" embossed on one side, "J.W. Carney" on the other. One small chip on the outside of the lip that (I think) pre-dates the break caused by the move. Thanks for your help Ken


From: Johnson, R.J.

Subject: Sunlight Chemical Corp

Date: 12/03/2006 1:35:29 PM

Hello Digger: I've found an old bottle and noticed someone had asked about the same bottle a couple years ago:

From: Pinkprincess759 To: Digger

Subject: I found a bottle and Im curious about the age

Date: 18-10-2003 Hello! My Dad found a bottle in our backyard and he is curious how old it is. Its clear in color, it is embossed with a "Sunlight Bleach" emblem. The Sunlight Chemical Corporation put the bleach out and they worked out of Phillipsdale, RI. He and I have searched the internet for the company but to no avail were unable to find it. If you could help us out it would most definitely be appreciated. Thanks and hope you can help us! Thanks, Dad and daughter


From: angie miller

Subject: j w dant decanters

Date: 12/03/2006 4:30:31 PM

Dear sir, I have a complete set of j w dants decanters. on the bottom of the bottles it has americana patrick henry by george mills j w dant 1969 they are in mint condition. i've attached pics. could you tell me anything about them? (how many were made, what they are worth, etc.) thank you for your time. --


From: tom feltman

Subject: bottle pictures

Date: 12/03/2006 7:46:10 PM

Hello digger, Tom Feltman here. I recently dug some interesting open pontiled medicines. Thought I would pass on some pictures to you as you don't have the EASTMAN'S - ELIXIR - OF HEALTH pictured in your o.p. medicine book. This is a great looking o.p. medicine with six large recessed panels around the bottle and it is in aqua color. The other o.p.medicine is pictured in your book as colored, this one is in aqua. HUFELAND'S - LIFE - CORDIAL - BOTH OF THESE WERE DUG FROM 1840'S ERA PRIVY'S. Should you need moreinfo contact me.       Tom Feltman


From: Vicki Skipper vskipper To: glswrk7enter2b ,


Date: 12/03/2006 5:22:28 PM

My son found a R V PIERCE MD BUFFALO NY BOttle and was wondering what it was worth. It looks like it would of had a screw on lid. It is clear and in good shape. On one side it says R V PIRCE, M.D. and the other side says BUFFALO NY. Thanks VICKI SKIPPER


From: Ryan Tormey rptormey7opt

Subject: another whiskey question

Date: 12/03/2006 10:02:38 PM

We just moved into a house and opened a wall where we found a bottle of "Special Old Reserve" whiskey. It has a screw top and no embossing (except on the bottom of the bottle), but the seal it intact. It is also still in the original box. The seal reads "Made Fall 1917", and bottled "Fall 1932". It is a bourbon whiskey made in Kentucky and bottled by the American Medicinal Spirits Company produced by Harry B. Wilken. Thanks for letting me know any information. Ryan Buglisi


From: Kimberly Mayer

Subject: Cruel & Ott Bottle!

Date: 12/03/2006 11:02:03 PM

Hello: Here are some pictures attached of a bottle that I am trying to find out the year, price, and history on. Can you please help me? The only thing I do know about the bottle is this to help you out with the pictures I took. The front says Cruel & Ott Registered Trade Mark Port Huron,Mich. On the back it says "This bottle never sold. In the inside of the bottle under the lip it has zig zag scratches from when they used a spoon from making the bottle. A 3 piece wood mold. At the bottom of the bottle it is thicker on one side and flat on the other. The height of the bottle is 12 inches. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Kim



From: Lori Wilcox

Subject: 1936 Seagram sealed bottle

Date: 12/04/2006 9:30:58 AM

I have a 1936 sealed bottle of Seagram's that was my father's. How much is it worth and who would be interested in buying it? I also have a bottle of liquor that has a dancing ballerina in the middle. It has gold specks in it but I don't remember the name of the alcohol. It is still sealed. It was probable produced in the early 1970. I have it at home but have you ever seen a bottle like that? Thank you, Lori P. Wilcox


From: Brown, Janet JanetBrownheldon..tx

Subject: How to clean old bottle with label

Date: 12/04/2006 1:54:55 PM

Our family is going through old whiskey and dairy bottles in the shed that belonged to our grandfather and dividing them among the family members. I have a couple of whiskey bottles from the early 1900's with the labels still on. The bottles are dirty and dusty. The labels are brittle and start breaking off at the slightest touch. How can I clean them without ruining the label? Is there something I can spray on the label to harden and adhere it better to the bottle? Thanks for your help. Please send answer to jwalbrown.


From: Garza, Kevin kgarzat

Subject: Barsottini dueling pistol bottles

Date: 12/04/2006 2:16:39 PM

Hello Digger, I am trying to find out more information regarding 2 glass wine pistols I have. I have found that they are from the Banfi's Barsottini Collection...these pistols were the 1964 limited edition series. They look just like the ones pictured on your site where another person has inquired on the same pistol bottles. I guess what I am trying to find out is where I might get information of the worth they may carry, as well as where I might find interested parties? Thank You for your time and help. Kevin Garza


From: tgvickers

Subject: bitter's bottle

Date: 12/04/2006 3:50:37 PM

sorry for two pics. the bottom has the numbers 762 and 27 under that. what do they mean? bottle is about 9 inches in height. Lots of bubbles and swirls in glass. can you tell me if this bottle is worth anything? thank you, Terry and Cindy.


From: Sandra Walsh yenkoturbo

Subject: Seagrams 1776 bottle

Date: 12/05/2006 12:02:46 AM

I have a Bicentenial Seagrams 1776 bottled with a light blue bag in a light blue box. Could you tell me its value. Thank you, Sandy




Date: 12/04/2006 8:07:23 PM

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From: Annetta Gordon detailsunlimited1

Subject: figural infant bottle

Date: 12/05/2006 3:12:50 AM

Content-Id: Content-Disposition: inline I have a small clear bottle shaped like an infant or a fetus. It has a large head & stomach w/small embossed hands & embossed single curl on top of its head. It has an applied lip and it is damaged there. The bottle is 2 1/2 inches tall & 3/4 inch wide. Can you give me a value on this bottle? Thanks so much, I have been curious for a long time on this piece. Thanks so much !


From: Damon knapp mrdeeman

Subject: re:clay- LUCAS BOLS

Date: 12/05/2006 6:18:08 AM

Keaora from New Zealand,  My name is Damon Knapp. And in April 05 A lady by the name of Sally Grimes asked you for some info about ERVEN LUCAS BOLS 3/4 lr. How did you get along? Im after the same info as I own one. Can you help me please? It would be much appreciated.    Cheers and best wishes to you....D.


From: michael michaelmgeorge7btopenworldbottle

Subject: Miniature wooden Cointreau bottle containing 2 dice

Date: 12/05/2006 7:40:13 AM

Hi, Are you able to tell me about an antique wooden Cointreau bottle I have which is hollow and with a wooden screw top, inside are 2 tiny ivory or bone dice, the bottle is only about I and a half inches tall and has a paper Cointreau label on it. Regards Michael ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Bill Matthews

Subject: Re Brown blown bottle with handle, ground neck and base

Date: 12/05/2006 7:34:52 AM

Hi, Please can you tell me anything about the bottle shown in the attached pictures. I have had it about 40 years and believe it to a handled liquor bottle. it is approximately 19 cm high, 15 cm wide and 10 cm deep. there is also a silver decorated cork that may not be a part of the original bottle. Does it have any value ? Thanks. Regards, Bill Matthews



From: Peggy Pulkkinen


Date: 12/05/2006 8:12:23 AM

I am looking for information on a bottle of rootbeer extract and how much I could sell it for. The bottle is in its original box, with original instructions and a full bottle of extract still in it. It has a copyright date on it of 1929 and says The Charles E. Hires Company Philadelphia,Pa.,U.S.A. I want to sell it on e-bay but do not know what kind of price I would receive. Ive never went on e-bay before. Please could you answer as soon as possible as I could use the extra money for Christmas. Thant-you and Merry Christmas ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Richard Theroux

Subject: bottles

Date: 12/05/2006 12:53:41 PM

we have a set of 6 glasses and matching liquer bottle and 2 candle holders.(we think they are candle holders, the blue ones) the bottom of the bottle reads "liquor bottle, scottland." in the middle left is a 5 and the middle right is 205 the proof mark located centered above the numbers and bellow "liquor bottle" appears to be an "LS" joined with a circle around it. If you can give us any information on this it would be helpful.



From: Mark Chapman chappers_uk

Subject: Stillbrook Bourbon

Date: 12/05/2006 3:17:01 PM

hi, I have a bottle of Stillbrook Bourbon from 1961 that I found in my grandad's cupboard last week. I really don't know that much about old whisky and was just wondering if it is worth anything or am I better off drinking it? I have searched the internet but can't actually find anything so any information would be appreciated. thanks, Mark Chapman It's Hotmail's 10th Birthday! Come and play Pass the Parcel


From: Straw10108

Subject: Ham shaped bottle

Date: 12/05/2006 2:28:37 PM

Mr. Odell We have come across a bottle in the shape of a ham leg (in relief) and it is painted. It measures approx. 5-6" in height and has a metal screw lid. There are no markings in the bottom of the bottle. We have done searches online, but aside from results on bitters bottles, the finds are always refering to hams or ham recipes. Any help would be of assistance. Martha


From: carkelly

Subject: blueing bottle?

Date: 12/06/2006 1:14:27 AM

Hi, I have a couple of old bottles thta I found in my back yard that have blue stain in them and an etched sailboat on the top part of them just below the neck. I figure they were probably bottles with blueing solution. There is a keystone with an M in it and a number 5. I have discovered that the manufacturer was most likely the Metro Glass Bottle Co. made in perhaps 1935 or 1945. I have checked several sources and asked different collectors and now I ask you; Do you have any idea what product came in a bottle with an etched sailboat on each side of the bottle? Appreciatively Yours, Lynn Kelly


From: jerome benedict cabansag

Subject: Greetings from the PHILIPPINES (WW2 bottles)

Date: 12/06/2006 2:21:29 AM

Content-Id: Content-Disposition: inline hi, I happened to come across 3 bottles...apparently all bottles are liquor bottles. i'm 99% certain that they were brought here, in this part of the world, by the American servicemen during the last world war. the 2 larger ones have embossed sign saying "federal law forbids the sale or reuse of this bottle. as for the bottom of these bottles...please look up the attached pictures as I don’t know how to describe them. my apology. what I would like to know is they respective names/brands. I hope that you could help me on this area. thank you very much. sincerely, Jerome Cabansag Philippines



From: sanders.joe

Subject: bottles

Date: 12/06/2006 2:54:05 PM

hello , I saw you site it's great. I have a ? I hope you can help me with. I dug up a green soda bottle(blob top) it's marked, millville glssworks L.M.&Co, can't find any info on it, can you help me? it was dug behind a old adobe house. thanks joe


From: Luis Alberto Lash lalash

Subject: 1802 Napoleon, Grande Fine Champagne

Date: 12/06/2006 2:58:00 PM

 Hello, I would like to know about the price and where can I sell an 1802 Cognac Napoleon Grande fine Champagne, E. Piercel de Saint Jacques Res. The bottle has excellent conditions with tags and a bit of its original webbing wire. It has some sort of black wax that seals the bottle. I can send pics. Thanks, L. Lash


From: c cashdollar steveandcheryl

Subject: Is it a bottle??

Date: 12/07/2006 10:33:52 AM

Digger, Please help me i.d. this bottle I purchased at an estate sale in a box of - mostly common - antique bottles. (Well, Im not even sure if it IS a bottle!) It is a dark golden amber color, shaped with three curvy 'bulbs' graduating in size. It has a slightly flared lip which I believe is 'applied' because it has the 'concentric rings' around it and two seam lines that stop below the lip. It has a pontil that has been mostly smoothed over. No embossing - but the INSIDE is ribbed from top to bottom (approx. 16 ribs) while the outside is smooth. There are several larger bubbles in the glass. It is nearly 8" tall. Please See pictures. Is this a bottle or perhaps a vase? Can you determine age and/or history? Thanks in advance for your expertise!


From: BTCPrince

Subject: lady liberty pepsi bottle

Date: 12/07/2006 8:21:02 AM

 hello, I came across a clear glass liberty pepsi bottle, still capped with contents inside. I am sorry I do not have the bottle in front of me at the moment, but I am pretty sure its a 12oz bottle, statue of liberty picture is is single color white and states the word liberty. I got this around '88 from my grandfathers house after he passed away, along with several other old bottles. if you could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. I am curious of date, possible value, and reason for this design (bicentennial, maybe?) thank you please respond to btcprince


From: Mickied2

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 12/07/2006 4:47:03 PM

In my capacity for limited research, I cannot find the bottle I am send pictures of. 1. It is 9" high 2. On the sides are (in caps) D.P.B. CO. 3. On one bottom edge: 8 Fl. Ozs. On the opposite edge: Safford, Ariz. 4. Bottom of bottle: L.G.    3 8 5. Crown top 6. According to what I can read, it is in vey good to excellent condition. Thanks for any help, Mickie Davis


From: jj jj jjnahant

Subject: dyottville

Date: 12/07/2006 5:01:33 PM

wood trunk-carved on front is dyottville glassworks, 27 front st, philadelphia, hyram's rocker ltd, and carving of jug pouring liquid into a stein. Any ideas where I could find out more about this trunk? thanks --------------------------------- Check out the all-new Yahoo! Mail beta - Fire up a more powerful email and get things done faster. Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 wood trunk-carved on front is dyottville glassworks, 27 front st, philadelphia, hyram's rocker ltd, and carving of jug pouring liquid into a stein. ; Any ideas where I could find out more about this trunk? thanks p   ------------------------------------------------

From: josh tatum

Subject: old bottle

Date: 02/02/1970 9:05:37 AM

I have an old bottle that I would like to find out the origin and value for. The description as follows: (1) pint , double glass, spider webs etched on both sides(etching is raised), etching start at base of neck, seams going down both sides (one side seam is more defined than the other), There are (3) numbers on the bottom of the bottle: on the side with the most defined seam the # (2) (this would be the number on the right side of the bottom of the bottle, and on the left side there is a number (3) and it is the same size as the number (2) on the right side, than right next to the number (3) there is in smaller print the numbers (91). Have you any ideas where this bottle originated, or what was in it originally? If you have time please let me know you opinion. Thank you, Wynne


From: debbrady66Debbie Brady

Subject: Re: Help with bottle identification

Date: 12/07/2006 8:37:21 PM

Mr Odell, Thank you again for your help with my project. My dad and I were wondering what the number 4 meant on the bottom of the bottle. Do you think that it might stand for 4 ounces? My dad and I experimented and poured 4 ounces of water into the bottle and it seemed to just fit. Could that be it? Thanks again! Kelsey -------------- Original message --------------

From: "Digger"  Kelsey, Sounds like lots of fun and educational as well. Nice job on the pictures! Your bottles appear to be turn of the century (1890-1910). The aqua colored bottle is probably olive oil maybe wine. The presence of the kick up, it the best clue to the contents. The kickup would have allowed sediment (you know as in sedimentary rock) to settle and not contaminate the contents. Given there is not name, we cannot get much further than that. I have attached a picture of a similar but larger Olive oil bottle.  Your other bottle with the W. T. marking is from the Whitall Tatum Glass Company and dates about 1890. I have an original W.T. catalog of 1887 but it does not show your bottle, which makes me think it is later than that time. The Glass company would have made the bottle, but not the contents. The best clue to what the bottle held is the shape, which I believe is probably a hand cream or lotion bottle. Without a label, we cannot tell what brand it was. I have attached a couple of ads which lists similar products.  


From: Peter Spina

Subject: Help Digger!

Date: 12/07/2006 9:18:53 PM

Hi Digger, I am ten years old and I am doing research for my school project. My class went to Tyler State Park in Newtown, PA and did an archaeological dig at a dumpsite from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. My Mom and I found a brown colored bottle and I have been trying to identify when it was made and what it was used for. It has a raised label on the bottom that says "Wyeth 205". It is about 4 and 1/2 inches tall. We searched on their websites and many others but cannot identify what it was used for. Hopefully you can help us so I can complete my paper. Hopefully you can get back to us in the next day or two. I am attaching two pictures my Dad did with me tonight to help you. Thank you Digger. Zach Spina 

From: Peter Spina

Subject: Re: Help Digger!

Date: 12/08/2006 10:09:17 AM

Digger, Thank you very much... I reattached the pictures for you in jpeg format so you should be able to see them now. Zach has not been able to find any pictures anywhere like this so let us know what you think. Thank you again so much for taking the time out to help my son with his project and your prompt response. It is nice to see there are people like yourself out there. Thank you again and best regards, Zach's Dad

On Dec 8, 2006, at 9:45 AM, Digger wrote: John Wyeth & Bro. were teachers at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in the 1860s and 1870s. John graduated from that institution in 1853 and shortly thereafter he set up business as a druggist in Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania. Sometime later he was joined by his Brother and they move the business to Philadelphia. In 1864, while located at 1412 Walnut St., they published a by a Physician, Dr. Henry Hartshorne called, The Family Adviser and Guide to the Medicine Chest. In those days, when a person needed medicine, he would go to the local druggist or apothecary and the druggist would actually make the pills. Ready made pills were only just beginning to become popular and Wyeth was one of the early makers of compressed pills  JOHN WYETH & BROTHER apothecary bottles with their original labels; they are Condurango & Culver's Root. The Condurango bottle is approximately 5" tall and the top has a tin material with the "John Wyeth & Brother Philad" logo on it.  I have attached some articles to help you with your report. I am sending two emails since there is so much. This email has his early history and some pictures of his bottles. (Your picture did not come out so I can't say much about it other than it likely was a pill or chemical bottle) He made lots and lots of products as you will see from some of the articles.   Digger

“ ----- Original Message -----

From: Peter Spina  Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2006 9:18 PM

Subject: Help Digger!  Hi Digger,  I am ten years old and I am doing research for my school project.  My class went to Tyler State Park in Newtown, PA and did an? archaeological?dig at a dumpsite from the late 1800's to the early 1900's.  My Mom and I found a brown colored bottle and I have been trying to identify when it was made and what it was used for.  It has a raised label on the bottom that says "Wyeth 205". It is about 4 and 1/2 inches tall.  We searched on their websites and many others but cannot identify what it was used for.  Hopefully you can help us so I can complete my paper. Hopefully you can get back to us in the next day or two.  I am attaching two pictures my Dad did with me tonight to help you.  Thank you Digger. Zach Spina


From: Peter Spina pspinaoicene

Subject: Re: Help Digger!

Date: 12/08/2006 4:21:02 PM

Thank you Digger! That is so cool that you really got me all that stuff. Thanks Digger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of your pictures looks EXACTLY like my bottle! Zach

On Dec 8, 2006, at 12:02 PM, Digger wrote: The bottle looks much like ones in one of the pictures I send. The wide mouth suggests pills. I was an elementary teacher for 35 years, so I always make students a priority.  Digger


From: Ray Midgett

Subject: Wildroot bottle - URGENT

Date: 12/08/2006 11:04:29 AM

Digger, Can you help me? On June 29, 1951 a sailor aboard the USS Chipola heading for Greenland tossed a message in a green bottle overboard. The bottle/message was found 55 years later, Nov. 22, 2006 on the Outer Banks (NC) beaches. You can see a news video of the story today on MSNbottle and other news stations. We are searching for the sailor and/or his family Unfortunately, I broke the bottle in getting the message out. I think it can be replaced and I would love to find one. It was a green Wildroot bottle, obviously cira. 1940-50's. Photo attached. Can you help? Ray Midgett Southern Shores

From: Ray Midgett obxsaltydog

Subject: Re: Wildroot bottle - URGENT

Date: 12/08/2006 12:44:39 PM

I checked Ebay....and have been to and bookmarked your site....I like it... Have a small bottle collection of my own.  Ray Midgett


From: Diane Wolf

Subject: Gaston De Lagrange Napoleon Cognac decanter

Date: 12/08/2006 1:03:34 PM

I have the subject decanter in the shape of the statue of Liberty. Could you please tell me any info you have on this and the worth of the item. Regards, ---


From: rbkm rbkm7opt

Subject: old tom decanter

Date: 12/08/2006 2:13:55 PM

Digger - found your site, it is great. A friend of mine had a cut crystal decanter with a stopper.The front of is is engraved in large letters "Old Tom" - it is surrounded by a floral/fruit pattern. To my eyes it looks sandblasted but that is the only process I am familiar with. The bottom of the decanter has a star like engraving.Decanter is about 12" high. Mfg & Worth ??? Thanks for your thoughts - Happy Holidays - Rob


From: Jjroxx

Subject: Ed Henry Jackson Soda Bottle

Date: 12/08/2006 6:53:43 PM

Hi, Could you tell me who Ed Henry is? His name is on a JAckson Soda bottle from Napa, similar to an 1872 bottle I saw a picture of (same big lettering)...also on a whiskey bottle from Napa? thank you, john spillane


From: BBecce

Subject: just out of curiosity

Date: 12/08/2006 7:22:00 PM

I have a bottle (a 8 others) that I have had since in was 12...I am now 30. One of which has always caught my curiosity. It is about 8 inches tall, in perfect condition. on the outside.... Manufactured by the Charles E Hires CO. Philadelphia pa USA hires improved root beer on the bottom of the bottle  c 38 if I remember correctly I found it in/around Hopewell NJ I am just curious of its origin and significance I am including PICS, though they aren't that great...can take better ones if you want! Thanks for your help! Becky



From: Jene Lowry bifstick

Subject: Unkown bottle

Date: 12/09/2006 4:54:55 PM

 I have this amber colored bottle that at one time had a screw cap lid on it.Description is as follows: 7" high 2 3/4" wide 1 1/4 " deep On this is a horse shoe with a bridge across it and the words CREEK RIVER. It also has HALF PINT on it Looks like little horse shoes around the bottom and across the top of the main body A collar is just below the thread for the cap On the bottom is B-520,40 on one side of the bottom and 2 with something I can't make out. In the middle of the bottom is a ANCHOR or something that looks like a anchor. At the top of the main part of the bottle is: Federal Law Forbids Resale or re-use of this bottle. Could you please tell me what kind of bottle this is and what it held. Thanks, Jimmie Lowry All-in-one security and maintenance for your PC. Get a free 90-day trial!


From: Bunnie K Andrews osobuns

Subject: found bottle

Date: 12/09/2006 9:57:04 PM

It says hill's nose drops. The bottom has a 3 5 1 with the planet Saturn in the middle, also has the glass stem for the nose drops the bottle is green also the cap doesn't seem to be plastic but it is in tact. only thing missing is the rubber top to the dropper. please let me know. the house was built in 1924 so some time after that. any value? LOVE BUNNIE K Andrews ---------------------------------


From: Lewis Wagner Wagner2063

Subject: grigg

Date: 12/10/2006 2:26:18 AM

hi just seen your reply on charly grigg , I will let you know what I find , do you have any info on edmund ridgeway who was griggs financer , in regards to hunting big game thanks again lewis wagner


From: dhromigjr7

Subject: BOTTLE

Date: 12/10/2006 2:09:13 PM



From: S Kennedy


Date: 12/10/2006 2:19:26 PM

Hi, I have had this decanter for many years that I have inherited from my Grandmother. Can you tell me what its value might be and some history. Markings show C Miller 1939 and the number is D334 145 59. I know it is quite rare and I am not planning on selling it, just want to insure it. The bottle is in flawless shape and is glossy. You can email me back at runandbike Thanks




Subject: Washington figural bottle with open pontil.

Date: 12/10/2006 9:47:59 AM

Can You Please Help Me Tell if this is a repro ? It Has Seems Ending below the lip, A very Rough Open Pontiil AT the Base. Some Calcium Residue in the neck. I Haven't seen the real deal, so I have nothing to go by.The bottle is hard to measure because the neck is crooked it measures about 10 and 1/8 in the back and 9 1/4 if you measure it from the front. Thank You ---- VAL.



From: tom williams

Subject: dickel decanters

Date: 12/10/2006 3:45:33 PM

Hey Digger! I have two (2) unopened Dickel decanters depicting a largemouth bass next to a stump covered with snagged lures. I also have the wood bases. I just read it's best to emply/drink the contents as it does not alter the value. Any idea what these decanters might be worth? I appreciate your time.


From: mchrislock7

Subject: bottle

Date: 12/10/2006 7:09:27 PM

observe side picture of eagle mold seem stops at base of neck then continues around diameter hollow spherical stopper. 12 1/4" tall w/stopper 8 3/4" wide 8 3/4" w/o stopper width of stopper about 4 3/4" base has faint circle in center 2 7/8" thickness ice blue to auqua mint to very fine condition no makers mark anywhere I can find picture of it was found in a book entitled "The History of American bottles and Flasks" We would like to determine a rarity also a value if possible ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: tpf lb1nfi

Subject: Belsinger & Co. Savannah Ga clover whiskey bottle

Date: 12/10/2006 9:50:18 PM

Hi (!!!) and hoping you can help. We found a whiskey bottle in a little antique shop recently. It is clear altho turning purple. It is an old one and the embossing on the front of the bottle reads Belsinger & Co Distillers and this writing is over an embossed four leaf clover......under the clover is more writing (completing sort of a circle) and that reads Savannah Ga USA . On the back side of the bottle is more embossing which reads Guaranteed Full Quart. The top is applied and has bubbles in the top as well as here and there in the main part of the bottle. It is similar in shape to a caspars whiskey altho the bottle is ~fatter~........but about the same height as a caspars. From the middle of the neck down to the shoulder of the bottle it is sort of fluted.......Inside each "leaf" of the 4 leaf clover is an embossed word.......the first being Clover, the second being whiskey. The remaining two leaves kind of on the bottom read estbld (which I assume stands for established and bottled or possibly just established) and the last bottom leaf of the clover reads 1874. I have looked thru several bottle books, checked some price lists of ebay sellers, and even googled it.......nothing on the bottle or the distillery. Hoping that you can tell me more about the history of this and of course, the value. We go to a lot of shows but have never seen this particular one anywhere. I contacted Carl Sturm earlier today and he has no info on it either. We are sure hoping you will be able to solve this puzzle........and thanking you in advance........ Pat and Tom Faris Miami, Fl.


From: BBecce

Subject: Re: just out of curiosity

Date: 12/10/2006 7:09:47 PM

Is a bottle that reads the quote "MAKES FIVE GALLONS OF A DELICIOUS DRINK" worth anything to a collector~~~if it is a genuine Hires bottle?


From: Peejo55

Subject: Re: Bols Ballerina

Date: 12/10/2006 8:10:53 PM

I purchased a Bols Ballerina in a bottle and this was a bottle that liquer was never put in. It has the label at the top but not the bottom. The ballerina still works and plays music. Just wondering if this particular bottle was worth anything? Thanks.


From: BruleneTab

Subject: German Water Bottle

Date: 12/11/2006 8:29:23 AM

Do you know the value and origin of the subject bottle? It's identified as "Georgkreuzberg Ahrweiler Rheinpreussen", "Apollinaris Brunnen - N W o", No 74. My grandma, Nellie Delphine Tracy, born Sept. 30, 1876, said her parents used it as her crib warmer. They came to southern Minnesota by covered wagon in the 1800's and are buried in a "Pioneers Cemetery" near the Blue Earth river. Thank you.


From: Gibb, Rhonda Rhonda.Gibbronbottle

Subject: Booker's Bourbon_Commemorative Bottle

Date: 12/11/2006 7:05:45 PM

Hi Digger, I have a signed bottle by Fredick Booker Noe II of the commemorative bottle of Booker's Bourbon (only #2,900) and would like to sell it on eBay. Would you help me in determining an appropriate cost to sell? Thanks in advance! Jim Beam Brands has issued a commemorative bottle of Booker's Bourbon, the whiskey created by former master distiller Frederick Booker Noe II that led its Small Batch category. Noe, who died in February, was the grandson of Jim Beam and was often credited with being a driving force behind the revitalization of the Bourbon market and an ambassador of the quaff. The limited-edition (2,900 bottles will be sold) packaging has a label that depicts the distiller as he samples whiskey in a barrelhouse. The classic Booker's wooden box has a sliding transparent door in the front and an engraved brass plaque that indicates the number of the bottle. The box is stained ebony and includes a commemoration from Booker's "family" at Jim Beam Brands. Noe's son Frederick Booker Noe III, or Fred, picked the batch for this special bottling -- the first time he has personally done so. Some of the proceeds will be donated to the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, near the Clermont, Kentucky, distillery. The elder Noe deemed his namesake whiskey a "true barrel Bourbon" as it is bottled uncut and unfiltered from small batches of handpicked barrels that have been mingled together. As much a raconteur and weaver of homespun aphorisms as he was an accomplished distiller, Noe considered that this method retained "more of the goodies in the liquor." He guaranteed the taste of the fiery whisky, which comes in varying percentages of alcohol that hover around 125 proof, saying, "If you're not completely satisfied with Booker's Bourbon, send us the unused portion and we'll drink it." Booker's Bourbon was introduced to the market in 1988 when Noe was asked to produce a whiskey to rival the connoisseurship of single-malt Scotch. He countered with a spirit in the style of that which he had already been giving to friends for years at Christmas. The ultra-premium quality of Booker's Bourbon is reached by finding what are sometimes called "the honey barrels" among the thousands of casks that age in a warehouse. Temperature fluctuations make whiskey mature at varying rates and quality. Booker, having grown up in the industry, knew just where to find the best barrels. They came from the middle floors of the warehouse, which explains why he often referred to Booker's as the "center cut." Fred Noe assures us that while the label is changed on the commemorative bottling, the Bourbon inside remains the same high quality as the original Booker's. Nevertheless, we felt a need to make absolutely certain he is right. After repeated tastings, we found that, yes, it is still an exquisite mélange of orange, vanilla, leather, pecan, honey and cherry notes with a forever finish that goes on for minutes, reminding the palate of its charms while warming the innards. Booker always advised diluting the whiskey with some water to cut the liquor's kick and open up the flavor. We're not returning the unused portion. There isn't any. Kind regards, Rhon


From: gary smith gary_smith4711

Subject: bottle

Date: 12/11/2006 7:46:57 PM

I dug thid bottle 2 feet down in a hut hole in stafford aqua,staind,blob top,,is letterd(a.b.zeigler carlisle)and on opposite side, a big letter (z),,any idea on history or value? thanks


From: Michael Tenorio mtoutlaw_87

Subject: Question

Date: 12/11/2006 8:41:01 PM

We have 2 bottles that we would like to ask you about. The first one is about 11 inches tall and has a wierd texture to it. The label Purex is embossed on the top half of the bottle, and in small lettering, Duraglas is embossed on the bottom half. It is amber in color, the seam goes up to the lip of the bottle then stops. The mouth is round with two tiny indentions on the sides of the top lip. It is a round bottle, with a small ring along the neck, near the cap. The base is embossed with the numbers 15, 8, 50 along with a symbol. The bottle is a little dirty on the inside, but is in otherwise great condition. We would like to know the rarity of tis bottle, its age, and the value. The second bottle is about 12 inches tall, has a completely round mouth, and the seam goes over the lip. The base has a beady design to it. The bottle has a oval shape to it. There is no label, but along the bottom of is, it is embossed 4/5 quart Petri Wines. It is clear in color, and other than being very dirty on the inside, is also in nearly perfect condition. We would like to know the age, rarity, and value of this bottle. Thank you for your time and efforts, Val.


From: julio valadez


Date: 12/11/2006 9:29:23 PM

I have this weird looking bottle and its made out of stone, ceramic and I'm having trouble figuring what its worth and its history and it still has liquor in it but it is sealed at the top of the cap and it has a picture of a naked woman the zodiac sign and it look like it has been carved please help m e with this bottle thank you.


From: jennifer chyzy

Subject: bottle???

Date: 12/12/2006 12:59:42 AM

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Subject: Bromo caffeine

Date: 12/12/2006 9:33:45 AM

I am trying to find a photograph of a Keasby and Mattison's cobalt blue Bromo Caffeine bottle which I can show my Lizzie Borden historians. This was the medicine she was given before she had the sulphate of morphine. Is this a fairly common one to find? Thanks/ Shelley in Fall River p.s. I would also be interested in buying one for the Lizzie Borden museum, which is the 1892 scene of the crime, still in existence. Thanks!


From: curtis & cheri ccewingnterlin

Subject: cevin fish bottle

Date: 12/12/2006 10:42:41 PM

Howdy, Surfing the web and came to your site. I have a large sword fish wine bottle about 4ft high, with the name cevin on the bottom of it. Can you tell me anything about it?


From: BOTTLE DIGGER tailpile


Date: 12/12/2006 9:32:15 PM

Dear Digger, ON Sunday 12/10/06, I decided to take a fast ride to a potential digging site on the border of Windam / Gorham Maine. I strolled down to the river and selected an isolated spot by a pine tree that had a nice mound. I drove in a small test hole and saw good potential. I continued and within a half hour pulled a perfect (allbeit stained) yellow quart size "THE MASON'S IMPROVED" with a ground lip. I recently purchased a bottle cleaning machine and just completed 48 hours of tumbling. She looks magnificent. What I really need to know from you if possible is scarcity and market value for this piece. Again, quart size aboyt 12-14 inches tall, yellow with H-18 on the base, embossed THE MASON's IMPROVED. Color is yellow. Anything you can provide woulod be greatly appreciated. THanks muh and Happy Holidays. Dan (Southern Maine)


From: thelma hook sister_freak2005


Date: 12/12/2006 10:55:17 PM

Hello my name is Thelma . I had this bottle givin to me . And I can't seem to find anything out about it it is about 15" tall. here are some pictures. the front has ( SPEY ROYAL WHISKY) the bottem has ( 13837 W.& A. GILBEY LONDON ENGLAND U G B) 


From: Jwidener20017wmconnec

Subject: re

Date: 12/12/2006 6:04:09 PM

Why haven't I heard from you? I've sent descriptions of a bottle but you haven't reply to my question. Well I'm going to try another bottle. It a 1965 Melini Chianti cork bottle. It's in excellent shape, good quality. Lets hope you can find this type of bottle. Good LUCK.


From: Freida Crawley jmtype

Subject: Bottle Info

Date: 12/12/2006 9:56:24 PM

My sister purchased this bottle at an estate sale. We were wondering in you had any information on it? It is a liqueur bottle with four sections. There were four different liqueurs in each section. The corks are still stuck in the openings. There is a stamp on the front with the numbers 0277600 and it has "Made in France" on the bottom. As you can see it has a kind of Art Deco look to it. We'd appreciate any information you could give us. Thanks, F. Crawley Attachment N1: Decanter - 1 Attachment N2: Decanter - 2 Attachment N3: Decanter - 3



From: Palma Wekselblatt palmadawn

Subject: bottle question

Date: 12/13/2006 8:00:02 AM

Hi, I have an old perfume bottle that I'd like some info about. the name of the Perfume is "Summertime" by Charles of the Ritz. It actually still has a tiny bit of perfume in it that smiells pretty good! It has a paper label on it that is still in quite good condition. Would you know the value of something like this? I've had it for probably 30 years and it was my girlfriends grandmothers, so its got to at least 50 years old? thanks for any light you can shed on this. Palma Wekselblatt Palmadawntt2b


From: Kevin

Subject: bottles

Date: 12/13/2006 12:05:25 PM

Digger, I have 2 old round bottum pop bottles. Do you have any idea of their value


From: carfiello

Subject: pluto water

Date: 12/13/2006 3:12:23 PM

I have a green quart bottle that says PLUTO WATER AMERICA'S PHYSIC on the front. Around the bottom of the bottle is the # 23206, the word ROOT and #26. By the lip is LHC. On the bottom, underside, is a devil and the word PLUTO. It has a white glass stopper that has, as I can make out, MAN1 on it. Would you have any information on this bottle? Thank you, Sally


From: Dori

Subject: Crownford-china

Date: 12/13/2006 8:04:37 PM

Wednesday Dec 13th 06:

Subject: Jar. On the bottom of it, it states "Jar-Made in Italy" and "CrownFord-China." The A in China is upside-down. In the center of the bottom there is a C within a cirlce and below the circle there is # of 1972. One side of the jar states "ABAGAIL'S" "USEFUL JAR" and the other states ONE PINT 1902. The jar is 5 1/2" high and approximately 4 5/8" wide at it's base. It's shape is like a lantern. Thank you for your assistance and information. Sorry about the pictures, I used my daughter cheap digital camera. Dori



From: Clifford, Sue

Subject: Question

Date: 12/14/2006 8:37:52 AM

I have a question: Embossed with Caswell Hazard & Co Chemists New York and Newport, Cobalt blue approx. 7 1/2 inch, tooled top, excellent condition, no cracks. No year made markings on it all. It also has embossed in the middle " Labor Omnia Vincit" I don't have a photo yet, but can send one later.. Do you know estimated value? Thanks Sue


From: william smith indy482001

Subject: age?

Date: 12/14/2006 6:06:18 PM

 hello, I have an old welche's grape juice bottle, that looks fairly old. it is about 4-6 inches high, and says welche's grape juice on it ,with a raised glass border around the words.i was told that from the seams on the sides, that it could be from the 1860's - the 1880's, thank you very much. any info would really be great.       Bill Smith


From: Sheila Kennedy skennedy7kvarch

Subject: bluebird bottle works boston

Date: 12/14/2006 7:07:45 PM

hello digger- we have recently purchased a brick warehouse that was the fromer site of the bluebird beverage or bluebird bottle works in boston in the early teens and twenty's. the logo was a bluebird which is stil visable on the building. can you please send me any pictures of the bottles that were made here? thanks, sheila Sheila Kennedy, AIA Principal: Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd. Director of Design & Applied Research: MATx KVA Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd. 160 North Washington Street, 8th Floor Boston, MA 02114 t: 617 367 3784 f: 617 367 3727 email: skennedy7kvarch2b  


From: Lola Finney lolaandsteve


Date: 12/15/2006 3:04:19 PM

I have an amber colored bitters bottle it is marked ball and claw with bitters underneath that. It is on both sides of the bottle. There are no other markings on it. Could you please tell me anything about it?           Thanks Lola Finney


From: Tom Levin tom7ekisticsdesignstudi

Subject: A.H. Rawlins Fine Old Whiskies Tampa Florida

Date: 12/15/2006 6:25:51 PM

I was walking along the shore of an uninhabited remote island on the south side of Tampa Bay. A storm sometime within the last 10 years had blown over a Mangrove tree leaving the root mass in a vertical orientation. Tangled and overgrown by roots, this bottle was found under and kind of in this tree. I hacked the roots off in order to remove the bottle. It must have washed ashore before the tree grew here. I set the bottle on a post for a photo. I am very interested in the history of this bottle and its origin. I can find no info on A.H. Rawlins but a friend thinks this bottle dates from the mid 1800's. There was a lot of blockade running in the civil war and perhaps whiskey was big business here? Either that or it was good for trading with the Seminoles. Maybe whiskey was just popular and locally distilled everywhere at that time. Any thoughts? Thomas F.


From: Chris & Jaime LaBonte

Subject: AW Meyer bottle 1885 Savannah GA

Date: 12/15/2006 7:58:31 PM

Hi Digger. I have a bottle that my husband unearthed at a job site in downtown Savannah, GA. It says "A.W. Meyer 1885 Savannah, GA" It is green in color, 7 1/2 inches tall, base is 2.25 inches and the bottom is stamped with a number 2. Just taking a stab at trying to figure out what this bottle is or where it came from, what it was used for and possibly the value. (Altough it is very scratched.) We were just curious as to what the history might be of this bottle. Thanks! The Labonte's - Clyo, GA


From: Patricia Smith

Subject: friend found bottle

Date: 12/15/2006 8:21:00 PM

I have a friend who is wondering what kind of bottle he has found. It is approximately 3-4 inches in height, clear in color. It has Duraglas marking on the bottom with what looks to be a picture of Saturn with a 4 to the left and a 9 on the right of it underneath Duraglas. It is flat on front and back but kind of rounded on each side with markings up each. on the left side it has from bottom to top marked 3, 2, 4, 6 and on the right side from bottom up a slash, 10, slash, slash, 20, and another slash mark. The seam goes all the way up the sides of the bottle and on the front towards the top of the bottle it has a rather strange looking mark. Almost looks like a 3 and 7 blended together and an I next to it. The lid looks as if it were made for a cork or something. We would like to know about the age, rarity, value, history and anything else you can tell us about this bottle. Your efforts are appreciated. Thank You, Kimla D. Wilkerson Please email me back at mw3kw1 if you find any information.


From: Ken Stepan

Subject: Need help identifying a bottle.

Date: 12/15/2006 10:31:11 PM

Hi, Attached is a photo of a 1 gallon Cobalt Blue bottle. On the bottom is the letter M which is in a circle. Also there is the number 2 on the bottom. No other markings are on this bottle. I did some research on the internet and found out the letter M stands for Maryland Glass Company. The only thing I was able to find out about this company is they made bottles in Cobalt Blue for Phillips Milk of Magnesia. The Phillips Light Cobalt Blue bottles matches this gallon bottle in color. I would guess this is a bottle from the late 60's or before. What puzzles me is I have been going to hundreds and hundreds of antique stores all over the USA for the last 15 years and never seen anything like this. Although it may be modern it may be quite uncommon. Can you help me identify what this bottle is and what it might have been used for? If not can you pass this email onto someone why might know?. Thank you so much! Ken Stepan Mankato, Minnesota


From: Tampalisa4

Subject: Tornoe Pewter Denmark wine bottle

Date: 12/15/2006 7:13:01 PM

I have what appears to be a wine bottle -approx. a foot tall; it is pinchind on three sides and its color appears to be a deep green, almost black. The mouth is round and encased in a pewter ring a little wider than 1". The ring is embossed with words "TORNOE PEWTER DENMARK". A couple of inches down the neck, a raised pewter design of a grape vine is laid over/secured to the bottle and the grapes cascade a few inches down each of the pinched sides. Any idea year of this bottle and potential value? Thank you.


From: paul/paulette

Subject: crown royale

Date: 12/17/2006 7:13:43 AM

Hi: Have an old bottle of Crown Royal never been opened dated 1965 is it worth anything or should we just open it an enjoy it. Thank you Paulette Policy




Date: 12/17/2006 12:58:16 PM



From: Frank blessme7bright

Subject: bamboo pale ale

Date: 12/17/2006 1:14:13 PM

Bamboo pale ale bottle , green, dated april 5, 1927. Found in woods near spencerville, Oh. Excellent condition. Is it worth anything. Frank


From: Vicki Cooper

Subject: NuGrape Bottle

Date: 12/17/2006 1:29:25 PM

I have an old very thick and heavy green glass Nu-Grape Soda Bottle. It has raised design of Grapes and leaves and within a 5 pointed star is: NuGrape A Flavor You Can't Forget 6oz.on bottom. I have research and can't find this style anywhere. Can you shed some light on this for me? Thanks, Vicki


From: Edith Robinson

Subject: Fw: You have received photos from Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition

Date: 12/17/2006 3:51:32 PM

 Dear Sir, I inherited these inkwells from Walton Chance Robinson. They are over one hundred years old. They were made at T.C. Wheaton in Millville New Jersey as a wedding gift by the workers for Walton C. Robinson, a fellow employee. I know these ink wells are valuable because I have seen them in the Wheaton Glass Museum and also at The Smithsonian. They are in perfect condition. We wish to insure them, but need to know the value. I have contacted The Wheaton Glass Museum but never sent a reply. Can you please help me? They are truly a beautiful example of the finest in glass blowing. Sincerely, Edith Robinson

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From: Adam & Christy

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 12/17/2006 6:02:10 PM

Hello, I was wondering if you could help me identify what type of bottle this is. My grandmother just gave it to me as a holiday gift and said it's from Holland and pre-dates World War 2. Thanks!


From: Sarah Armstrong

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 12/17/2006 7:53:04 PM

tent preview: Dear Digger: I recently purchased a bottle here in a local Dallas Antique Store. No paper label. Bottom Reads: Prop of Dr Pepper Bot Co. Poplar Bluff, MO. The number 42. In center of bottom on bottle: 25 backwards (if you look down the bottle neck, you can see 25). Half Pint Clear Bottle. Lip Width of Bottle: 2 Inches. Length of Lip: .5 Inches (pretty thick lip). Length of Bottle: 7 Inches. Bottom Width: 2.25 Inches. I have no lid. Numbers of bottom side of bottle: F238-1. This really doesn't seem like a soda bottle, but rather some type of milk bottle. Do you have any knowledge of this type of bottle? I paid $22 Dollars. I collect Dr Pepper items, but cannot seem to find any information. Thank you for help. S. Murrey [...] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: The Livseys


Date: 12/18/2006 7:09:47 AM

The Livsey's 29 on St James ,Westville,Durban PO Box 1261 Wandsbeck 3631 KZN South Africa +27 31 2668640 -----Original Message-----

From: The Livseys [


Subject: ENOS FRUIT SALT Hi Digger We are currently excavating at Sea world at the Durban Harbour entrance ,south Africa and have come across several interesting bottles at a depth of about 3 meters. At this level we are hitting old shell and sea bed formations .This is on dry land about 250m from the high water mark


From: LEN SOSA sosa657


Date: 12/18/2006 11:05:38 AM LEN SOSA sosa657 wrote: LEN SOSA sosa657 wrote: Embossed design mumbys table water makers by appointment to h m the king the late king edward 8 queen victora queen alexandra portsmouth british syphon co. Ltd london reg 699553 (on it two time´s side and bottom) the bottle is clear what can you tell me about this condition is good it also has the old (very old peace sign )on it it´s value it´s history if you like I can send a photo of it and how can I sell it   thank you   len amideo   leonard



Subject: 7 - up bottle over 30 yrs old

Date: 12/18/2006 1:41:09 PM

Hello; I worked in a super market back in 1976 while I was stocking soda on the shelf I found this bottle of 16oz 7 up paid for it and took it home to keep. on the bottom of the bottle is  RHK 31  75  0 the bottle is green it is 11" high & 3" around on the bottom. The bottle was never opened and has the cap in place. I don' t think that there is another 7up Bottle like this. It is the Bicentennial of the USA Bottle and it is a MISS PRINT bottle. pictures inclosed John Joyce PA 12-18-2006 ? What kind of value is it


From: Robert Silver

Subject: qestion/appraseal

Date: 12/18/2006 3:18:42 PM

Hi Digger, I asked you about a bottle called Shilo's cough, cold, horseness, whooping cough, sore throat. Not Shilo's cure. If you will I would like to know something about that bottle. Digger, I do not have a printer, that work's .will you send me a few forms? Thank you Robert Silver


From: Joe King jjking_home

Subject: unigue glassware found diving in ancient lake

Date: 12/18/2006 7:57:02 PM

Content-Id: Content-Disposition: inline Dear Digger I found a piece of strange glassware buried deep in the mud while diving in an ancient lake.  Would you be so kind as to lend your expetise & try to shed some light on the aqua green piece so I may research the piece? I do not know where to begin.  The offset seams indicate to me a crude manufacturing method, e.g. two halves of a mold that did not quite line up. Two seams running down from the top surface (that appears to be cut completely across), continue to the bottom where they meet forming a circle around a strange mark on the bottom, containing a reverse "4"(?). Perhaps a single glass piece was made in a mold & then cut in the middle near the spout to yield two seperate containers. Note the presence of air bubbles in the glass.  The spout implies a picher(?), but no handle exists (perhaps a metal handle was attached that long since corroded away in the lake).  The 6 inch high jar would seem to require a handle as the 4 1/2 inch diameter seems a bit cumbersome to use without a handle.  A large raised circle without any marks inside exists on one side, perhaps to accomodate a paper label indicating some sort of adhesive would be used?  I would very much appreciate any help.  Best regards, Joe King


From: Flirten2

Subject: Chapin & Gore bottle

Date: 12/18/2006 4:05:48 PM

Spam detection software, running on the system "mail1.dexawebbottle", has identified this incoming email as possible spam. The original message has been attached to this so you can view it (if it isn't spam) or label similar future email. If you have any questions, see the administrator of that system for details. Content preview: * * * * * * SEND A PICTURE IF YOU CAN. * Chapin & Gore embossed on the bottom of the neck * * 8 1/4 inches * federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle embossed on the bottle * amber in color * * * would like to know ... age, rarity, value and history any help you can offer would be great! I found it in an old farm house here in Houston Texas


From: lynda-gear

Subject: Princess iana Wedding Ale

Date: 12/18/2006 10:23:29 PM

Jack, I was wondering how much is the worth on the below item...It is still capped with with original ale.. Thinking about selling it.. Tolly-Cobbold -CHARLES AND DI BOTTLES A LEGEND DECLARING: "TO COMMEMORATE THE WEDDING OF HRH PRINCE OF WALES AND LADY DIANA SPENCER - 29TH JULY" (1981). THE BOTTLE SIZE IS 9.68 FL. OZ. NO LABEL ON REVERSE SIDE. Sincerely, Lynda J. Barnett


From: rcsavage


Date: 12/19/2006 12:18:46 PM



From: Lisa Barclay lbarclay25oger

Subject: Sciarada Liquore

Date: 12/19/2006 12:44:45 PM

We have a 680ml bottle 40% of Liquore Sciarada. We are just searching around to see how much it may be worth. It was given to my grandfather as a gift in 1976. He wrote the year on the bottom of the box. Other than that there is no date on the bottle or packaging. Any info you may have will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and knowledge. Scott Abel


From: bryan miller bryanmillerillermotorsbottle

Subject: latour olive oil bottle

Date: 07/20/2006 11:02:56 PM

Hi digger. I am not a collector or a "Digger", my cousin just found this bottle and gave it to me. It is dark green and has a round label, not paper, but in the glass itself, just below the neck. It reads Huile D'Olive T Latuor Surfine Clarifee. Could you be able to tell me a little more about this bottle. Thanks. Tawnya in KY


From: Wayne & Linda waynelinda

Subject: Can you help me identify this bottle?

Date: 12/19/2006 6:41:48 PM

It is brown glass, about 9.5" high x 3.5" across. It has raised wording "Dazzle" 32 oz , with an arrow down to a measuring line. A pattern of 5 rows of dots, band the bottle under the word Dazzle. And again at the base.The top has a single thread screw top. I do not have the top to the bottle though. The imprinting on the base of the bottle are: 2622 , E , 1 , and what looks like the shape of an anchor. I was wondering the age and value of the bottle. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Linda Belgrade, ME


From: Chris & Jaime LaBonte labonte4lltel

Subject: 2 bottles needing info.....

Date: 12/19/2006 7:01:44 PM

: Hi Digger! Once again, my husband found 2 more bottles that are fully intact and beautiful. (Savannah. GA) The first one is a brown/amber color, 8 & 3/4 inches tall. 2 1/4 inches wide. It says BROWN CHEMICAL COMPANY on one side and on the other says BROWN'S IRON BITTERS. It has an irradecent look to it as well. Almost like that of depression glass. 3 sides are indented and one side is flat


From: Pat Kennedy patkennedy3


Date: 12/20/2006 7:22:18 AM

I have a bottle that is ¾ full off old gloss polish manufactured by Neutral Gloss Polish Co. in Utica NY. The bottle has a paper label fully intact. I’m interested in the value.


From: Robin Hemperly longstre

Subject: Walden bottle

Date: 12/20/2006 7:31:25 PM

Hi Digger, Below is a posting to your site, (no date of posting), regarding the Walden Bottling Company. The Walden Bottling Company was located in Walden New York and was owned and operated by my two Uncles, Tom and Jim Condon. Some of the bottles even have James Condon on them. I have been looking for one of these bottles for 10 years. Is there a way to get in touch with Ken to see if he would like to sell the bottle to a family member of the Walden Bottling Company? Regards, Robin Hemperly Hi Digger: I have a bottle that maybe you or your viewers can identify. This bottle is a aqua color, heavy glass embossed bottle. Being originally from Wallkill, N. Y. , the bottle has raised letters. Walden Bottling works. Walden NY. Registered 752-2. What the kicker is about this bottle, is that it is similar to a Nehi bottle. Walden NY is 3 miles from my home town. My 95 year old grandmother and older Walden residents, never heard of this company or bottle. Once again, it is not the value but the background I am looking for. thank you Ken. Ken, I looked hard but to no avail. The easiest way to get the actual answer is by checking the Walden papers and directories from 1900-1940. Because you mentioned the shape was similar to a Nehi bottle I wondered if they might have been a Nehi bottler. I was not able to establish any link. Nehi began operation in 1928 and rapidly spread its operations first across the southern US then to all parts of the country. By 1931, few bottlers would be using the heavy aqua color you describe and more likely would be using clear glass. You might consider a call to the local library in Walden to see if they have a file or would check the directories. Thousands of Mom and Pop bottling works were established all over the country from the latter part of the 19th century through the 1950s. Many were very short-lived. Digger


From: Scotk34

Subject: j.w. dant

Date: 12/20/2006 4:43:59 PM

i have a 4pc. decanter set. on the bottom of the bottle it has. americana # 1-4 patrick henry by george mills j.w. dant 1969 on the front are pictures of half nude women. one's on a motorbike, one as a genie, one's at the helm and one is dressed as a cowgirl. I am unable to find any information on them. I hope you can help


From: Victor Johnson victor.johnsonmp

Subject: Magic Liniment bottle

Date: 12/21/2006 9:29:06 AM

Hi Diger, Happy Holidays! Can I use your expertise for a moment? I recently bought a Bimal bottle that has the following engraving on it ( on separate panels): " Dr. Goudy's Magic Liniment" Can you tell me a bit about its history? I haven't ran into this one before... Thank you!


From: Travel Solution

Subject: Hopalong Cassidy Gallon Milk Jug

Date: 12/21/2006 1:51:09 PM

Hello I am looking for information on a gallon sized Hopalong Cassidy Milk jug. I have one that I would like to place on Ebay, and can find no info on it anywhere. I searched and searched the internet and could not find one like it anywhere, I don't know if that is good or bad. It reads, Hoppy's Favorite, Hyde Park Milk. I have attatched pics, if you know of a value or where I could look to find one out, I would appreciate it. And how do I know if it is a repo? I purchased it at a garage sale many years ago. Cindy Duncan


From: Lnd4Mr

Subject: HI

Date: 12/21/2006 10:52:38 AM



From: ESnow7wde

Subject: 75th Anniversary Coke Bottle question

Date: 12/21/2006 5:34:28 PM

Hello, I am trying to find the value of a 75th Anniversary Coke bottle, which would put the year at 1961. My fiancé's and I recently bought a house built in 1950. The previous owner left a mess behind, and in it we found the bottle. It is still full of Coke. We did find it outside under the hedge and have no idea how long it had been there. I think the condition is good considering. Do you have any idea about how much it is worth? Thank you for your help, Beth Snow


From: kandisdbaccs

Subject: kessler figurine

Date: 12/21/2006 9:22:00 PM

 Hi, I have a figurine approx 8 inch high, It is a man in a top hat with a bowling ball in his hand and bowling pins by his feet. has a green shirt with a black bow tie, black paints. he has a handlebar mustache. His shirt say smooth as silk Kessler on the back it say julius kessler company Lawrenceburg Indiana. My dad has had it in his bar since 1966. Would it be worth anything. It is in great shape.


From: Brad_Wilson7bdbottle


Date: 12/22/2006 9:00:23 AM

 Hello, I was wondering if you have seen a Walt Disney's Donald Duck pop bottle before and it is good condition? What would it be worth?


From: randy johnson randyblackjack

Subject: green glass drape bottle c e v I n

Date: 12/22/2006 11:00:55 AM

I have a tall green bottle shaped like an elephant with his trunk going straight up in the air. about three feet tall. on the bottom of bottle the letter c e v I n . please help me with this thank you randy


From: randy johnson randyblackjack

Subject: green glass drape bottle c e v I n

Date: 12/22/2006 11:01:06 AM

I have a tall green bottle shaped like an elephant with his trunk going straight up in the air. about three feet tall. on the bottom of bottle the letter c e v I n . please help me with this thank you randy


From: randy johnson randyblackjack

Subject: green glass drape bottle c e v I n

Date: 12/22/2006 11:01:06 AM

I have a tall green bottle shaped like an elephant with his trunk going straight up in the air. about three feet tall. on the bottom of bottle the letter c e v I n . please help me with this thank you randy johnson


From: Steve Sommerfeld sommy7chartermi


Date: 12/22/2006 4:12:14 PM

Found a light green bottle 7" tall with L. M. GREEN on one side and WOODBURY NJ on the other. Square top and 2 seams up opposite corners that stop before the lip. Has 43 on the bottom. Found it while surveying and wondered if it's worth anything or how old it is. Thanks, Steve S. from Michigan.


From: Unionridgerunner

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 12/22/2006 7:18:40 PM

I have a vinegar bottle in the shape of a milk bottle it is embossed with the word vinegar on an angle from bottom to top. Do you know anything about this bottle?


From: Hahnneworleans

Subject: bottles

Date: 12/23/2006 8:38:51 AM

Hi, I found 100 or more bottles. Coca cola pat. d., DR. Kill more, Blue Milk of Mag, Cork bottles, milk glass, the list goes on and on. I found them in New Orleans after the hurricane. Can I send you some pictures. I would like to know if they have any value. Thanks LISA


From: K&C ksie99

Subject: antique whisky

Date: 12/23/2006 10:04:53 PM

I have a sealed bottle of whisky from the Waterloo distilleries located in London England dating I believe back 150 years the color of the bottle is brown and the brand is Picadilly Club any info or direction would be greatly appreciated.


From: Adina adina_rhnea

Subject: Question about Bottle from Globe Bottling Co.

Date: 12/24/2006 2:42:32 AM

Dear Digger, Hello and how are you today? I'm writing you in regards to a bottle my husband recently discovered on a fishing trip. We live in Michigan and the bottle was found in the Clinton River (near Utica, Michigan). I've tried to find out more about it on my own, but literally all I can find is that the company was involved in some sort of legal suit prior to the 1940's regarding some property. I've read through a lot of what's posted on your site, but I'm still having difficulties dating it. I was hoping that you might be able to shed some light on its age, worth (if any) and some history because I haven't been able to find anything on it. I've included for you what I have found out about it through your website, which is only my best guess, as well as a few pictures to give you a better idea of what it looks like. Hopefully you will know more about it than I was able to find on my own because the lack of information has only aroused my curiosity. Any information that you could offer about this bottle would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and I look forward to your reply as soon as possible. Thank You, Adina -Description of Embossing: Across front is embossed "Globe Bottling Co Detroit Mich", Across the bottom is embossed "Registered" and there is also what appears to be some numbers which I can not make out as well as a Pat No, another set of numbers, which I also can not make out. -Size: Height=8.25in, Width=2in (bottle is quite heavy for its size also) -Mouth of Bottle: My best guess is a Crown Top, seams run up both sides of bottle and over lip, there's also another seam that runs horizontally around the top just below the Crown Top. When looking down on the opening there also appears to be a seam that runs around the opening, the seams that run up the sides end into the seam that circles around the top opening. -Base of Bottle: Smooth and inset with embossing. Across center of bottom is embossed "GLOBE" and the letter "O" has a smaller "o" inside it, resembles a bull's-eye. There are three figures embossed above the word "GLOBE", there's a 9 embossed on the left, a 6 on the right and I'm unable to make out what's in the middle of the two numbers, but it looks like a small symbol of some sort. Also, the glass appears to have a swirled effect on the bottom and the seams that run down both sides ends at the bottom edge, but they do not wrap around the bottom. -Shape: Round, straight sided, tapered neck into a Crown Top. -Label, Embossing Design: From the top of the bottom, just below where the taper starts, there's an embossed design that looks like small flags that hang around it just below are two embossed lines and another set of designs that look like larger flags hanging around it separated by vertical lines that end into two more embossed horizontal lines. It doesn't look as if there has ever been a label. -Color: Clear -Condition: Fair, minor scratches and chipping Information requested: Would like to know age, value (if any) and history. My husband and I live close to where the bottle was made, according to what is embossed on the front of it and are interested in learning more about the company as we're unable to locate any information our selves. Thank you!


From: Pierre Aubrey

Subject: Canadian Club Whiskey Expo 86

Date: 12/24/2006 6:16:04 PM

Hello I've been searching around the internet to find out if the bottle I have is worth anything. It is a limited edition Canadian Club Whiskey bottled in 1980 and made for the expo 86. It says it's a gold bottle. It is still unopened in its original box (cardboard). Do you have any information on this bottle or where I can continue looking for information? It would be greatly appreciated. I would like to know the rarity and value. I can also forward a picture if it helps. Pierre Aubrey Gatineau, Quebec Canada


From: wencel


Date: 12/24/2006 11:02:52 PM

1 I have a Waterfill and Frazier whiskey bottle and I would like to know if it is worth anything as a collectible bottle. It still has the broken tax label and the date made 1936 and to sell in 19941. I am sending a picture of it in an attachment. Thanks for any information you can give me. Wencel


From: Roger Carpenter

Subject: emailing: old oil bottle

Date: 12/25/2006 9:25:56 AM



From: Marin Lipowitz

Subject: antique whiskey

Date: 12/25/2006 3:06:39 PM

I have a bottle of Pedigree bourbon whiskey bottled in Bond under government supervision in Canada , back in USA prohibition days. The bottle is sealed in a metal can with a sardine key . The design on the can make it look like some insect spray. (spider web with spider and trapped fly.) DO you know if this has any value? thank you richard




Date: 12/25/2006 4:20:11 PM

Please see attached. Item was recovred from the Outback Western Australia , 9 inches down. It is clearly of English make, but any info, especially estimated age would be appreciated. Thanks, Michael


From: DJH020

Subject: Old Fitzgerald

Date: 12/25/2006 9:43:48 PM

I am new to this so I am not sure if I am looking in the right place... I have an unopened (seal intact) bottle of Old Fitzgerald sons of erin whiskey bottle from 1969. I have no idea how to appraise this bottle - if it is worth anything. The number on the label is 07169419. I can send in any information or a picture if you need. Could you at least direct me as to how to get pricing information on this item. I have tried to find similar items on ebay, but I can not find any that are unopened. I assume this will raise the price of the item. Thank You for any help you can provide. DJ Hibbs Cheektowaga NY


From: Ron Shaw

Subject: Apollo Whiskey Bottle

Date: 12/26/2006 1:24:02 PM

Digger, I have an Apollo Bottle that I believe was a whisky bottle. It looks like a space ship tilted on an angle. It has a removable Lunar Capsule with a cork permanently mounted. It has the words, "Thomas W. Sims Distillery, Stanley, Kentucky, and Dec. 1968, 1969 on the bottom. It is tan in color with detailing in a darker brown. I will try to get you a photo if this is not enough information. Thanks for your help. Ron


From: BARRON PEEPLES bpeepleslltel

Subject: need help

Date: 12/26/2006 7:31:21 PM



From: Newton, Debi Debi.Newtonisyshealthcarebottle

Subject: Cleaning machine

Date: 12/26/2006 7:42:57 PM

 Hi, looking for a machine or plans to build a machine where I can clean old copper cookie cutters that I collect. Any ideas? Thank you! Debi Newton RN Alabama, Tennessee & Florida Regional Sales Executive MISYS HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS 8 Dittmar Road Bethel, CT 06801 203 743 7108 Office 203 650 5004 Cell debi.newtonisyshealthcarebottle Misys Healthcare Systems - Software building the future of healthcare


From: Melinda Padgett

Subject: house of stuart blended of scotch

Date: 12/26/2006 9:55:12 PM

We have an unopened bottle of this scotch which the bottle is dated in the 1950's (maybe later). How can we find the value of this? Thanks


From: Sherry Evans

Subject: question

Date: 12/26/2006 11:48:21 PM

do you know anything about this bottle. All I know is it is a jagermeister bottle that was made in Italy. thanks. pat-


From: simon

Subject: My Bottles!

Date: 12/27/2006 1:49:42 PM

Good evening and a happy new year to you all!. I have the following bottles in my collection and I would love to know how old they are and are they of any interest Cheers Simon



From: Lonny Davis


Subject: Field Birds by A. Singer 1969 Hi Digger

Date: 12/27/2006 2:22:07 PM

I found the question below to you on a website. My question is about 1969 Edition No. 1 (it was very good whisky). I have the bottle and box. Any value other then my memory of the contents? Wednesday, December 25, 2002 7:14 PM

Subject: Field Birds by A. Singer 1969 Hi Digger. I was wondering how many editions (birds) belong to the 1969 "Field Birds" decanter collection that was distributed by the Dant Distillery Co. . . . . . also, can you tell me what they are? Thanks a lot. Lonny


From: w.mccarthy  

Subject: 1 gallon canadian club whisky bottle

Date: 12/27/2006 8:48:02 PM

Hello, I have a 1 Gallon full bottle of Canadian Club Blended Whisky that has never been open. I won this bottle in a raffle many many years ago. The bottle is 19 1/4 inchs in hieght and the bottom is 5 1/2 diameter. On the bottom it reads Hiram Walker & Sons Limited; Walkerville Canada; Bottled in Canada. It is 86.8 U.S Proof. There is 2 seals over the cap; one has A1504362 and the year 1973 on it. the other seal has Hiram Walker Imports Inc. Detroit, Mich. 9-1-462 and 041005706. There are 3 pictures attached. I was wondering how much this bottle is worth because I'm thinking about opening it on New Years Eve.     Merry Christmas & Happy New Year    Thank You    Wayne McCarthy    



From: Jan Condley

Subject: General Bottle Questions

Date: 12/27/2006 10:13:05 PM

Digger Odell, Hello, My name is Jan. I am writing to you because I have recently came into some older glass jars and would like to know the age of them. The first one I have is 6-1/2X4 inch jar, it has a screw type mouth, and on the front it reads; "Deans -Vacuum Packed-Granny encircled , and under that it states High Grade Coffee, from the bottom of that in the right hand corner there is a number 3. On the right side of the jar it states "We fed your Grandmothers" and also at the bottom on the same side it says; 1-lb. Net On the left it says, "A Taste of the old South" On the backside of the jar it also states "Vacuum Packed" and at the bottom of that same side , once again it gives the weight, and to the right side in the corner of that there is the number C1397. On the bottom of the jar, there is 7 * 5 Inbetween the 7 & 5, there is a diamond shape on       3 the underside of something that looks like oval on top. I would appreciate any help. I have other things to ask but I do not want to bother you. I hope there is an answer. Thanks


From: Jan Condley tomnjan_06

Subject: Orange Crush Bottle

Date: 12/27/2006 10:39:49 PM

I have an orange crush bottle, it is empty but yet it does weigh almost 1/2 lb. It is four sided of grooves and the logo is not paper, it is in a diamond shape and Orange Crush, TM Reg.US Pat.Off., Company Bottle On the backside, It says; "This special bottle protects the delicate fruit flavor and fresh taste.         4 On the bottom of the bottle, It has four numbers, 7 8          1 . Duraglas G1168 The lid has a puncture slit in it, otherwise the lid in intact. I can send photo if you like. The color of this bottle would be dark amber, about the same as an old rootbeer bottle. This is in fair shape due to their being a chip on the bottom of it. Thanks, jan


From: Terry Murphy

Subject: Spey Royal Dancing Scot

Date: 12/27/2006 11:00:04 PM

Mr. "Digger" I have searched the internet high and low and have been unable to find any tangible information on an interesting bottle that my 86 year old father-in-law has asked me to research for him. It is a bottle of Gilbey's Spey Royal Scotch Whiskey. The upper portion has a label that reads "Years 12 Old - Full 4/5 Quart. It has a silver seal covering the ends of red and black ribbons which are wrapped around the bottles upper third in a groove. The silver seal reads in part "Product of Scotland - 4/5 Quart * Established 1857 * 86 Proof - Spey Royal Scotch Whiskey - A Blend - W & A Gilbey Limited". It is a tapered bottle which is concave at the bottom where a white plastic music box base is set. Inside this concave is a small Scotsmen who dances when the music box is played. The bottle is still intact and has not had the seal broken. The music box still works and the Scotsmen dances. Pictures attached Any direction you can give me would be appreciated. Respectfully Terry



From: exploringsinger

Subject: Green decantur Prune bottles from 1930s

Date: 12/28/2006 12:17:23 AM

From: Housesitr This is pictures of bottles that are in this article .Would also like to know value of them. Sheri Lane

Subject: Sunsweeet Prune Juice Bottle, Green

Date: 02/09/ 2005 1:43:30 PM

 Hi. I found this question on your website from Nov 2002. I have the exact same bottle. Is it worth anything? Thank you. Mike Worth, Mt Laurel NJ I accidentally came across your site and was quite intrigued since I had recently obtained a bottle which I was curious about. anyway, I would like to know if it is worth anything. I got it for $2. it is a sunsweet prune juice bottle. it is green glass, round shape (diameter 5") on 2 sides with other 2 sides 3" (like a boyscout canteen) about 6 inches in height and also has the words on the bottom "embossed" (i'm not sure what the term is but the words are raised and part of the glass) "Sunsweet, (next line) pat. appl'd. for" it also has above the words an emblem that looks like Saturn: a circle with a ring around it with the numbers 3 on one side and 6 on the other. the lip is definitely not a screw on type as there are no ridges of that sort. but the lip does come out like a ring around it about a centimeter down. it looks like it has been blown since there is an irregular but very light circle on the base. whether it is worth anything or not, it's pretty and i'll enjoy it. just curious. thank you for any info.



From: WendiMcKay

Subject: Help Identify a Bottle

Date: 12/27/2006 7:36:25 PM

Digger: After researching your site, I found a similar request from a lady in 2005 but there doesn't seem to be a response to her question. I have a dark brown amber spider webbed bottle, I presume is a whiskey or medicinal bottle of some kind. I am trying to date it. It has raised (embossed) letters on both sides near the top that says on one side: "BUY THIS BOTTLE ONLY IN" and on the other side "THE TIN TOP SAFETY CARTON". On the bottom, "TM. REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. PAT. PENDING". In the center is a sideways diamond within an oval. To the left of that is the number 6, to the right a 4, and under it and slightly to the right is the number 5. I have spent hours upon hours researching and learning but am still at a loss. There are two seams that go all of the way to the to mouth. The embossed spider webbing is on both sides of the bottle but there is a spider on only one side along with what looks like wheat or barley stalks as well as a tiny fly caught in the web. There appears to be a place for a label both on the front and the back with a smooth window amongst the webs. My husband and I are intrigued by this bottle that a friend gave us many years ago. We are not sure of it's origin of discovery. Thank you for your assistance.


From: Patricia Doering pdoering7

Subject: OLD FARM brand whiskey

Date: 12/28/2006 11:52:53 AM

I have an OLD FARM brand whiskey bottle dated 1923 sealed with a prescription from a doctor. Is it worth anything or how can I sell it with the liquor in it? Thanks for any help you can give me. Pat Doering


From: Patricia Doering pdoering7

Subject: OLD FARM whisky

Date: 12/28/2006 11:55:58 AM

I have an OLD FARM brand whiskey bottle sealed dated 1923 with a doctor prescription. Is it worth anything and how can I sell it with liquor in it? Thanks for any help you can give me. Pat Doering


From: Creejan25

Subject: Florida milk bottle

Date: 12/29/2006 5:18:53 AM

Hi Digger, My friend found a clear glass Florida milk bottle. It has 5point stars around the lower neck and the state map of Florida on the body. It also says Florida Sales Bottle on the front with the 5 cent symbols and a big 5 cent symbol on the bottom with other little symbols and the word Duraglas. Any idea about it? I didnt' take a photo of it. Thanks, Jan Crescent City, FL


From: EmD7685

Subject: DEATH DUST bottle

Date: 12/29/2006 3:32:14 PM

Hello, sir. I have a bottle that I am interested in dating, finding out what the contents were used for, and possibly pricing it. The bottle is about 5 inches tall. On the front is printed "DEATH DUST", and on the back is printed "A. C. Meyer & Co.". Also, on the bottom is the number "2". Please help me if you can... I'm just a young country girl playing with old bottles. Thank you so much for your time. Always~ Emily Rogers



Subject: (no subject)

Date: 12/29/2006 4:06:28 PM

I am looking to find a bottle from the McCarthy Brewery in Prescott, Canada. Also, I noticed that one of your inquirers was looking for a J.P. Wiser Bottle,  he signed it Robert


From: Jonathan Quattrocchi bigj5998

Subject: Question to a bottle please answer asap

Date: 12/29/2006 9:37:40 PM

I found a Wyckoff bottle It says Wyckoff & cos union Bluing bottle someone on your page back in 2004 asked about the same question. I wanted to know its value or if you can direct me in the right direction to find out its value. Thank you very much Jonathan Quattrocchi ------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Subject: Blue Codd Neck Coca Cola

Date: 12/29/2006 5:41:30 PM

Hello Mr. Digger! We were at a Japanese restaurant and the kids ordered some soda. It came in some cool bottles that we found out were called ramene. It reminded me of a bottle that my mother-in-law gave to me 15 years ago. From what I found on the web- it's a codd neck bottle. It has a paper Coca-Cola label on it. It say it was bottled by the authority of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, GA. It is 9 1/4" tall. It has sort of an aqua tinge to it. I would like to know the age, rarity, value, and history. I will look for the answer on your website. Thanks, Heather Illinois


From: DenStra

Subject: the blended scotch wiskey of the white horse wiskey cellar bottle/W box

Date: 12/29/2006 6:15:47 PM

I a few weeks ago bought this white horse whiskey bottle at a thrift store for $4.00 and i'am trying to find out info. And value. Bottle and box,lid all arriginal great shap all labels in good shap.also an extera label saying distilled in scotland and bottled in the united kingdom under goverment supervistion.then on the top front label says by appointment to his majisty the b1148844 estab.1742 original recipe 1746 8 yr.old whiskey white horse cellar glass scow scotland browne vinters co. 50 rockefeller plaza new york city content4/5 quart 86.6 proof stage coach on front with a saying to pass from edinburgh to london or any other place on their road,let them repair to the white horse cellar in edinburgh at witch place they may be received in a stage coach every monday and fri. Day witch performs the whole journey in eight days(if god permits).and set forth in five in the morning.allowing each passanger 14 pounds of weight and all above,6 pence per pound. Reg. U.s pat. Off.with a silver /whitish horse painted on back also on back a pinkish red label . And molded in the glass it says federal law forbids sale or re use of this bottle.bottom of bottle say's exporters distillers ltd glascow scotland with a crown simble pressed in the glass bottle brown in color.i cant wait to get some info. And possible value.thanks -i'll be waiting to hear from you sue smith of port townsend washington....


From: Dan F gar8510

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 12/30/2006 11:36:28 AM

Hey Digger, can you please tell me what this bottle is and its age and value. It is blue glass, 1 & 3/4 inches tall with a green metal screw cap. It's oval-shaped base is about 7/8 inch by 3/8 inch. Thank You


From: Bob Imhof

Subject: P.J. Ritter Conserve Company - Philadelphia

Date: 12/30/2006 1:40:12 PM

Hi Digger: While hiking in the Allegheny National Forest today along one of the many narrow gauge railroads I have been GPSing and documenting for years I discovered a bottle pile that had been exposed due to the heavy rains we have had most of this year in Pennsylvania. One of the bottles I discovered is marked P.J. Ritter Conserve Co. with PHILA in the center, the bottle is clear glass, 8" tall (included pictures), any idea how old it is? I do know the company was started in 1854 in Philadelphia (Kensington) and in later years one of their most famous products was Tabasco Ketchup. One I get some information on the bottle it will be returned to the site since it was on Federal land. Any help would be appreciated, Bob Imhof


From: robin foster

Subject: Old Whiskey Bottles

Date: 12/30/2006 1:34:03 PM

During a recent clean out we stumbled across a original case of two types of whiskey. One being Green River Blended Whiskey, and the other is Wilson Blended Whiskey. All are sealed and unopened, with some evaporation. Both bottles state Federal law forbids sale. Wilson Whiskey has a union label on the back stating all goods bearing this label are guaranteed union made.Green river has a cork,and Wilsons has a screwtop. Wilsons bottle is clear in color and Green River is amber in color. Wilsons label states that it was established in 1823 also shows a man holding a globe. Green River shows a green river label which says green river while crossing over a horseshoe, label colors are green light and dark,and gold. The bottom of the Green River bottle is round and a clockwise motion 2 D-9 44 then above that is a 0 nTc and below is B. Bottled for Three feathers distributors, inc., NewYork, NY. Top of bottle has no lip. Both Bottles have original seals and states US internal revenue distilled spirits 4/5 quart Tax paid. there is also some kind of serial numbers on the seal. We are mostly interested in the value and history of the bottles, but would appreciate any information you could give us on the products. Thank-You.


From: John DeMaio

Subject: Paul Jones Whiskey Bottle

Date: 12/31/2006 8:09:15 AM

Dear Sir, I found a bottle in an old house sometime back. The bottle is marked only on the base of the neck of the bottle with a glass style disk " Paul Jones Whiskey, Louisville Kentucky. Bottle stands about 9 and 1/4 inches high and is 4 inches wide. It is brown in color It holds a cork There are no markings anywhere on the bottle other than what I described. Please let me know if you any info on this. Thank you so much for your time


From: william foster woodknot

Subject: old bottle

Date: 12/31/2006 12:30:26 PM

sir digger found old bottle in back yard. its old to me but after looking over your web page which is very good. back to my question. this bottle is a brown glass with duraglas I-way 7 - 49 and the number 8.( it has no ddposit and no return, not to be refilled) it looks like an old beer bottle I think. thank you for any information you may have for me. bill


From: Jody Mason

Subject: gurds bottle

Date: 12/31/2006 2:23:09 PM

Hello , just came across your site and I have an old soda bottle "GURDS" dry ginger ale 28 fluid oz.s, its green in colour almost flat bottom, top looks like a normal pop top perhaps a press on bottle cap top, numbering on the bottom is 1920 a diamond with a d in the middle of the diamond above that is 6 left of the diamond is a square that is divided down the middle, right of the diamond is a 1,on the back of the bottle on the bottom edge is a indented small square ,im interested in finding out what I can about it ,ie. year ,value , production origin any info you could give would be greatful, also we are located on southern Vancouver island , in BC ,CANADA thanks very much talk to you soon, james mason


From: Suellen Ruttkay

Subject: quex re: Xavier Bazin

Date: 12/31/2006 4:09:35 PM

Hi Digger - I have just been reading the FASCINATING article ("Looks Like the Bears Aren't Out of the Woods...Yet") on your most excellent website. For Christmas, my mom received a bottle with "X.B." etched into the glass, and with "Bazin's" on the label. We put 2 and 2 together and searched "Xavier Bazin." And up came your enlightening article. There is a U.S. postage stamp on the bottom of the bottle. The postage stamp has "X.B." and "1867" on it. The date seems to be handwritten, the initials seem to be hand-stamped. Do you have any suggestions where we can find additional information on Bazin and what he was up to in the late 1860s? Thanks so much, Suellen Ruttkay


From: sdmd11 sdmd113


Date: 12/31/2006 4:23:55 PM

My father gave me a whiskey barrel that sits on a wood frame with three shot glasses on each side for a total of six shot glasses. The barrel is brown in color and on top has a wood plug, in the front it has a wood valve. On the back is evgraved U.S.A, that is the only markings on it. It is 6 and 3/4 inches long and 5 inches wide at the front and very back.


From: Wade & Tina Clezie clezie612

Subject: bols liquor 1960

Date: 12/31/2006 5:24:29 PM

I found an unopened bottle with seal intact still in the box. Bols liquor apricot 1960 I seem to not find the answer I’m looking for can you tell me what is the value of it in today’s prices


From: Hardy16

Subject: Galliano Bottle

Date: 12/31/2006 2:03:05 PM

While stationed in Trieste in 1953-54, I (think) recall seeing a very tall Galliano bottle with an Italian soldier cap. I have found the 18" tall figurine bottles, but not the tall bottle with Italian soldier cap. As I recall, the cap was several inches tall. Has my memory failed me and if not, do you know where I might find one? I would appreciate any help. Bruce Hardy _


From: John Patrick McGlashan jpmcglashan

Subject: Warner's Safe Cure - Four Cities 1890

Date: 12/31/2006 11:47:31 PM

Hello, I have found a Warner’s Safe Cure bottle – Four Cities (circa 1890), with a double lip top, dark green in colour, excellent condition. I’m wondering if you could tell me what this would be worth? --


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