December 2005 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2006

From: ldbotelho

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Need Help Date: 12/01/2005 9:19:26 AM

Dear Digger,  My husband is excavating at an old landfill and he found several bottles. One of the bottles is a small 3", cobalt blue bottle that reads bromo-nervine, general chemical company, Washington DC. Any information in regards to this bottle would be helpful. Thanks, Lisa 

 

The bottle is an imitator of the Bromo seltzer product. Their success spawned numerous competitors. I have not heard of yours

 

BROMO-VESS NERVE SEDATIVE. FIRST USE: 1928. Filing Date December 3, 1928

Owner (REGISTRANT) DR. MILES MEDICAL COMPANY CORPORATION INDIANA 117-123 WEST FRANKLIN STREET ELKHART INDIANA

 BROMO QUININE MEDICINAL TABLET FOR THE RELIEF OF COLDS, NEURALGIA, PYREXIA, HEADACHES, AND LAGRIPPE. FIRST USE: Owner (REGISTRANT) PARIS MEDICINE COMPANY, THE CORPORATION DELAWARE NO. 100 WEST 10TH ST. WILMINGTON DELAWARE

 BROMO-SELTZER GRANULAR EFFERVESCENT SALT FOR THE CURE OF HEADACHE, NERVOUSNESS, NERVOUS HEADACHE, NEURALGIA, BRAIN FATIGUE, SLEEPLESSNESS, OVER BRAIN-WORK, DEPRESSION, AND MENTAL EXHAUSTION. FIRST USE:

 Registration Date September 19, 1905 Owner (REGISTRANT) EMERSON DRUG COMPANY CORPORATION MARYLAND 308 AND 310 WEST LOMBARD STREET BALTIMORE MARYLAND(LAST LISTED OWNER) WARNER-LAMBERT COMPANY CORPORATION BY CHANGE OF NAME FROM DELAWARE 201 TABOR ROAD MORRIS PLAINS NEW JERSEY 07950

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From: Aelliottda

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion Date: 12/01/2005 5:15:57 AM

Can you possibly help identify this bottle for me? It was passed down to me from my grandparents and has great sentimental value, I would like to find some history on it. It is 26 inches high and about 17 inches in diameter, dark green in color, has many large and small bubbles, hand blown, has a sheared lip and pontiled flat bottom. 1.5 inches from the top is an applied glass band with 3 interlocking circles followed by S.A.C.I.V.-AS in raised letters. Harry Prystis seems to think it was an olive oil shipper but was unable to identify the marks. Ignore the apparent circle on the bottle, that was from the flash when I took the picture. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Elliott Anderson   Attachment N1: car%20boy.jpg

Researching such an item is extremely difficult.  First it is probably foreign made.  Secondly you only have the initials to identify a company whose name might be in a foreign language.  Thirdly, the only real clues we have are the shape and type of vessel. I would concurred with the above in so far as it is shipping container probably made in the early 19th century.  

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From: Cdex Quality

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: smile display bottle Date: 12/01/2005 1:58:49 PM

I found a 19 inch tall smile display bottle at an estate sale. it is green glass, and really unusual looking.it is dated 1922. can you tell me anything about this bottle? thanx!!!

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From: Rebelicious704

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old bottle Date: 12/01/2005 2:19:17 PM

My husband found a bottle today. Its clear, 5-3/4" tall and it say's Groves Tasteless Chill Tonic Prepared By Paris Medicine Co. St. Louis. Is there anything you can tell me about this bottle? Is it an antique? Is it worth anything? I would appreciate any information you can share with me.    Thanks, Jennifer

 

Your bottle is quite common.  I have seen several variants and get quite a few questions about the bottle which is not at all rare.  The early ones can sell for up to $20.  I cannot tell if yours is old without a picture.  See my Bottle Basics page for an explanation of how to determine the age.  The Paris Medicine company had several successful products and some not so successful. See the first question in this month’s questions for another one of their successful products.  The company must have done fairly well as it was eventually purchased by Bristol-Myers.

Word Mark PAZO OINTMENT FOR THE TREATMENT OF PILES OR HEMORRHOIDS. FIRST USE: Registration Date July 9, 1929 Owner (REGISTRANT) PARIS MEDICINE CO. CORPORATION DELAWARE PINE AND BEAUMONT STS. ST. LOUIS MISSOURI(LAST LISTED OWNER) BRISTOL-MYERS COMPANY, INCORPORATED CORPORATION BY MERGER WITH DELAWARE 345 PARK AVE. NEW YORK NEW YORK 10154 

Word Mark VIDEX MEDICINAL TABLET FOR THE RELIEF OF DYSMENORRHEA, NEURALGIA, HEADACHE, HICCOUGH, INTESTINAL SPASMS, INSOMNIA, EARACHE, AND PAIN IN GENERAL. FIRST USE: Registration Date September 12, 1933

Owner (REGISTRANT) PARIS MEDICINE COMPANY, THE CORPORATION DELAWARE NO. 100 WEST 10TH STREET WILMINGTON DELAWARE

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From: shadymoon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mr Boston Labels Date: 12/01/2005 7:21:34 PM

I have these 6 Mr. Boston Labels. I know these are not bottles but if you could let me know. Please see attached files. Can you tell me if these are worth anything. Is there anybody that you know collects labels like these. These are in near mint to mint condition. Thanks for your time. John Attachment N1: Boston

 

I would think so since they are very attractive.  Perhaps $3-6 each.  Digger

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From: Tony Staple.au

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: IMG_0288_edited, IMG_0289_edited, IMG_0291_edited Date: 12/01/2005 7:57:01 PM

Hi DIGGER! Can you please tell me a little more about this bottle? It stands around 7 inches tall. On the front of the bottle is written, in handwriting, Zar-ona. On one side is written (also in a handwriting type font) Fixaline REGD. On another side is written Zar-ona, and on the back is written THIS BOTTLE IS THE PROPERTY OF DAVIS MFC CO LTD. Please can you tell me what it was used for and also a value? Thank you! Tony

The name is not registered with the US Patent Office. It is probably an Australian or English product.

Can you please give me some information on this bottle? On the front it says LINSEED COMPOUND (TRADEMARK) On one side of the bottle is written - STOCKPORT, on the other side of the bottle is written - RAY BROTHERS LTD. It stands about 5 inches. Can you please tell me where it is from and an approximate value? Thanks, Tony

 Hi DIGGER! Can you please give me a value on this bottle and also an idea of what it was used for, and an age? It stands 5 1/4inches. It has written on it - NUBIAN. Thanks again, Tony Attachment N1:

I'd guess Hair Dye by the name and $2-3 Digger

 

Hi DIGGER! Can you please give me an approximate value on this bottle? and possibly an age? It stands 5 inches tall. Is round, and on it is written - CURTIS & PERKINS PROPRIETORS, MRS WINSLOWS SOOTHING SYRUP. Thank you, Tony  

1870s-1890s American export $5. Digger

Hi DIGGER! Can you please tell me a little more about this bottle? It stands 5 inches. It has written on the front - RD 1214, 3271. POISON NOT TO BE TAKEN. It also has a pattern on the front made up of small stars. On the back is written in a small circle - NYAL QUALITY. Along with what looks like an emblem. Can you give a value on this and possibly an age? Many Thanks, Tony

Circa 1914

Could be a good one.  $50 maybe more. Nyal company was in Detroit, Mich. they made a variety of products, including cleaning products.  Here's an ad. Digger

Hi DIGGER! Can you please give me some more information on this bottle? It stands 7 inches tall, has wwritten on one side - L M GREEN PROP and on the other side is written - WOODBURY NJ. Do you know what this bottle would have been used for and can you give me an approximate value? Regards, Tony

 

very little, very common American exported medicine

Hi DIGGER, Can you please give me more information on this bottle? It stands 6 1/4 inches, It has written on the front - TRICOPHEROUS FOR THE SKIN AND HAIR. On the back of the bottle is written -

DIRECTIONS IN THE PAMPHLET. On one of the sides is written - BARRY'S. On the other side is written - NEW YORK. Can you please give me an approximate value and also an idea of age and what this actual product was? Thanks DIGGER!

Product for the Hair, very common yours dates to 1870s-1880s.  Brand goes back to the 1850s when Professor Barry invented his Tricopherous for the hair.  $5 Digger

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From: tesauro

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Goodyear Club Whisky, Austin Pa. Date: 12/01/2005 11:01:27 PM

Hi,  I recently acquired a clear glass 1/5th size whisky bottle with nearly 100% label. It is blown in a three piece mold, appears to be free of all chips, cracks and dings, with cork top . Stands about 11 3/4" tall and about 3 1/2" in diameter. Bottle has No embossing. Label reads the following : Goodyear Club 12 Years Old Whisky Pure Rye Purest and Best E.F. McCann Austin, Pa.  You may or may not have ever heard of the Austin Dam, so I will give a little back ground of the area. Nearly all timber in this section of Pennsylvania was owned by the Goodyear family, who by the way made there office in Buffalo, NY at one time. There was a Goodyear Club House that sat in area above the site where Austin Dam was to be built. When construction of dam began this Clubhouse was torn down, as it would be under water when dam was completed.

The Bayliss Paper Mill, which sat below the dam, had the dam built to supply water for it's use during the dry summer seasons. It was quite an engineering feat for it's time, but some cost cutting short cuts seemed to have been taken causing the dam to begin cracking, in 1910 the dam began to bow after a heavy spring thaw. The dam did finally break apart in sept. of 1911, sending millions of gallons of water down stream destroying everything in it's path including the mill and the town of Austin, Pa. killing 78 people in a town of 2000. I've read that this was Pennsylvania's second worst flood, only Johnstown flood considered worse.  I took this whisky bottle up to the Potter County Historical Society and talked with curator, Mr. Bob Currin, who told me he had never seen this bottle ? He was able to find record of tit being sold in area by local wholesalers but never actually seen or held one in his hands. The man is very knowledgeable and could not believe that it never appeared before.  I'm of the opinion that it never was bottled in a embossed bottle for surely someone would have dug or found others before. Do you have any record of this bottle ever showing up anywhere before had if not, who could I contact for more info or help in my search. I believe it to be very rare and never before heard of, I might be wrong but everyone who see's it just can't believe it.  The paper label is black in color, with some what heavier paper used, in photo's you can see light colored area's where small flecks of label have been chipped away. Damage to label is minor considering age of bottle and all lettering is readable. I will send several images you way for your viewing, please help me with my research, all help would be greatly appreciated.                           Sincerely,                           Charlie Tesauro      

The name is not registered with the US Patent Office. Goodyear did have a motoring club but I found not information about a “club house”

 It seems likely the local distiller “borrow” the name for his product.  With the history you have behind the bottle is should have a great interest for local collectors. 

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From: java

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question? Date: 12/02/2005 9:20:29 AM

Your site is quite informative, THANK YOU! However, I must have missed something. I have a Healy and Bigelow Sagwa Indian Bottle. Aqua tinted glass, Double collar lip, line stops just at base of neck. Embossed: Front - The Chief, Left side Indian Sagwa, Right side Healy & Bigelow Size: 8 7/8" H x 3" W x 1 3/4" D Base signed with Circle, (Owens Circle?) within the circle is a Diamond, within the Diamond is a "B" and a mistake with half a diamond inside edge of circle and part of a "B" Is this some sort of transitional piece, or a reproduction? How old is this bottle and what is the value.. Thank you for your time... Sharon  

Sounds like the genuine one to me.

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From: Mike Skinner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pabst Extract Unopened Bottle Date: 12/02/2005 8:43:28 PM

Hi Digger, Wondering if you can tell me the value of an unopened Pabst bottle. Can't tell the date on it, but I've attached a few pics. Thanks. Mike  

 

Not a beer but a Malt extract judging from the bottle shape. Yours dates about 1915-1918.  The products was made 1895-1920 period. it was marketed to of all people pregnant mothers as a liquid food.  "The Lupulin of hops has a soothing effect on the nerves.  It quiets and strengthens them and promotes sound sleep." DUH!

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From: doug tyler

To: JAOK20@BOTTLEBOOKS.COM

Subject: Question about a bottle (still full) of Wine of Pepsin Date: 12/02/2005 10:18:35 PM

Hi, I came across your web site and was wondering if you could answer a question I have. I have a bottle (still containing full liquid contents) of Wine of Pepsin (light) alcohol 25% by volume per the label. Label is off white with green grapes on either side with grape vines extending down word from each bunch of grapes. It prescribes the dose as one to two teaspoons full. Contents one pint. Carefully manufactured and scientifically prepared at the Laboratories of Sunset Products Co. Chicago Illinois. Sincerely, Doug Tyler

These indigestion medicines were much abused during the prohibition years. They were produced from the by-products of meat producers, who formerly had thrown away as useless the stomachs, and pancreatic glands. the products were popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s and served up in either powdered or liquid form.. Such a company in Chicago makes senses since they were the world's leading meat packing location at that time. 

The trademark below might be the same company.  My guess would be that if it is, the company would have out of business during prohibition and then the name purchased when prohibition ended.

 Word Mark SUNSET LIQUEURS, FLAVORED BRANDIES, DILUTED BRANDY, GINS, FLAVORED VODKAS, PREPARED ALCOHOLIC COCKTAILS, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE MADE WITH WHISKEY AND HERBS, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE BITTERS, AND GRAIN ALCOHOL FOR BEVERAGE PURPOSES. FIRST USE: Registration Date May 26, 1970

Owner (REGISTRANT) CONSOLIDATED DISTILLED PRODUCTS, INC. DOING BUSINESS AS SUNSET COMPANY CORPORATION ILLINOIS 3247 S. KEDZIE AVE. CHICAGO ILLINOIS 60623

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From: matthew bain

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles Date: 12/02/2005 11:36:43 PM

Hi my name is Matt I work at a dirt plant, and I have found a couple of bottles, one is a brown genuine Whelan's milk of magnesia and I was wondering what year it was made. My other bottle is like a whisky bottle with a mans face and the names, Harry Ekilken Jr., Harry Ellilken Sr, and, William T Walken. The names are hard to read.  

Sound like bottles from the 1950s-1960s.

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From: Nichole Phillips

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles... Date: 12/03/2005 1:33:29 AM

 Dear Digger, I have recently been digging around where I live and I've come across countless old bottles. I am curious to know if you have any information on a Coca cola bottle... The bottle reads Trademark Registered Min. Contents 6. Fl. Oz's PAT. D-105529, the bottom of the bottle reads FT. SMITH ARK... Do you know the year, and price value? Please write back your information is greatly appreciated... Thanks Again, mountain_skies17

That particular patent design was registered in 1937, so it would have to be after that date. This style of Coke bottle was made with dozens fo different city names embossed on the base.  I think you could probably research the dates of the FT Smith bottling plant for Coca Cola. Digger

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From: Smilintimmy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: EB & Co bottle Date: 12/03/2005 4:02:33 AM

 I have a bottle that I was told was found in a ghost town in Colorado. It is aqua color and the bottle has an applied top. The seam runs almost half way up the neck. The bottle is about 10 1/4 inches tall and the only mark is on the bottom It reads EB & Co and the numbers 9169. Any information would be helpful. The other bottle is an amethyst colored Moxie Nerve Food . It is about 10 3/8 inches tall with a crown top and many air bubbles. The seam on this one also goes only half way up the neck. I have done some research on this but have not been able to find any info on the amethyst color. Any info would be helpful.  

The crown top Moxie Nerve Food bottles date from about 1900 + or – a few years through about 1918.  Yours likely would have come from the later part of that period.  While I do not have specific research telling so, the fact that the bottle is amethyst suggests a manufacture date before the First World War. Digger

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From: craig edwards

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle info Date: 12/03/2005 1:23:55 PM

 I have recently found a bottle while on a duck hunting trip. We were exploring new places off the White River in AR, when I found the bottle in a previously flooded area. The bottle reads "GROVES TASTELESS CHILL TONIC PREPARED BY PARIS MEDICINE CO. ST. LOUIS." The bottle is in great shape, besides some mud that has settled in the bottle. There are no cracks or chips. Can you enlighten me with some more info on this bottle? I greatly appreciate your help with this.  Sincerely, Craig Edwards

See the answer to the same question posted above. Digger

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From: Webmaster

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Can you help me with this decanter Date: 12/03/2005 2:06:30 PM

Digger, I bought this at yard/antique sale and can't find on internet. Garnier Clown Decanter approx 10" tall and in perfect condition. Do you have any idea what it is worth and the age?? The sticker on it when I purchased stated circa 1910. Thank You for your help in advance. Steve H.

I can't tell you much about this one. Digger

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From: Leigh Douglas Johnson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle label preservation Date: 12/03/2005 3:13:40 PM

I have an antique Rum bottle with most of its paper label in tact. I has begun to peel a bit and now I realize I should preserve it. Can you direct me to the info on how to preserve the label on the bottle, please? Leigh Johnson  

The least destructive method is wrap the bottle in clear plastic wrap. Digger

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From: rodney olson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rare Question Date: 12/03/2005 10:19:21 PM

 I know that you have a lot of letters to answer but I have a quick question. I am looking for an unopened bottle of pure old panther piss. Or an unopened bottle of Lem Motlows Tennessee sour mash whiskey, Yellow label jack. If you know anyone with these things to sell I am willing to pay a reasonable price for them. Or if you have a web site that you know or a number. I would greatly appreciate it. It is for my fathers 45Th Birthday. Thank you for your time. Rodney

Lem Motlow was the nephew of Jack Daniels and was reported to have taken over after his uncle died in 1911.  His fours sons took over the business from him. I can't think of a good place to get such an item.

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From: GW Hilton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ball jar Date: 12/04/2005 2:39:57 AM

I am interested in getting a Nov. 30th 1853 canning jar. Any ideas?. Thanks GW Hilton  

I expect you mean an 1858.  they are virtually everywhere in Antique stores and on Ebay.

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From: Siddharth Ambatipudi

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: I need some info on this piece of glass. Date: 12/04/2005 10:21:06 AM

Subject: I need some info on this piece of glass.   Hi,  My name is sid. Recently my fifth grade humanities class and I went digging in tyler state park.I found some artifacts and they had writing on them. One of them in particular said J.W Beardsley's sons New and 911 in the middle . I have attached a picture of my artifact. I was wondering if you can answer some of my questions about this piece of glass. Here are some of my questions.    I was wondering how this was used and when this was used.  Have you ever heard of this company before.  Do you happen to have an opinion on what the rest says.  Do you happen to know when it was manufactured and used.  Do you know what type of glass it is.  Do you know when it was manufactured.  Has anybody found anything like it before. Do you happen to have a whole bottle with you? I would like to know as many details as possible about this artifact.  .  You can email me at sidu0817  Thank You Siddharth Ambatipudi  

J.W.Beardsley's Sons New York U.S.A. Pat.July 11th 1893 131 jelly jar see attached pixs JW Beardsley's Sons, Newark, NJ, New Jersey JW Beardsley's Sons, Newark, NJ, 2 1/2 x 4. Club House brand Peanut Butter Tin, a 4 pound Tin, approx. 5 3/4 By 5 1/2 , has a pail handle 

Trademarks below  Typed Drawing ---------------------------------   Word Mark SHREDDED CODFISH.   SHREDDED CODFISH. FIRST USE: 1876. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1876   Registration Date August 21, 1906 Owner (REGISTRANT) J. W. BEARDSLEY'S SONS CORPORATION NEW JERSEY NOS. 474, 476, AND 478 GREENWICH STREET NEW YORK NEW YORK   Renewal 3RD RENEWAL 1966 Indicator    Word Mark BEARDSLEY'S SHREDDED CODFISH  SALTED AND BONELESS FISH. FIRST USE: 18761115. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 18761115  Registration Date May 1, 1906 Owner (REGISTRANT) J. W. BEARDSLEY'S SONS CORPORATION NEW JERSEY NOS. 474-476-478 GREENWICH STREET NEW YORK NEW YORK Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED Description of Mark THE MARK CONSISTS OF THE WORDS "BEARDSLEY'S SHREDDED CODFISH" AND THE REPRESENTATION OF A CODFISH BETWEEN THE WORDS "SHREDDED" AND "CODFISH." Type of Mark TRADEMARK Register PRINCIPAL Renewal 3RD RENEWAL 19660501 Live/Dead Indicator DEAD  Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger  DEAD

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From: ELBON5

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Any value Date: 12/04/2005 8:38:08 AM

My friend gave what appears to be an old (Perhaps 1940's) blue bottle, 7" in height that is engraved in the glass... that reads " 1st line... MILK OF 2nd......... Then a trade mark symbol, then 3rd...........MAGNESIA 4th..........THE CHAS. H. PHILLIPS 5th..........CHEMICAL COMPANY 6th line....GLENBROOK, CONN It looks nice on the windowsill.......Any kind of value? Just curious... Thanks G.W. Costeines  

Probably not too much.  Phillips was the most popular brand by far. 

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From: Mark DeMeo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Found a bottle Date: 12/04/2005 5:36:30 PM

I found an old bottle of bed bug poison in a family members attic. It's clear and resembles a Corona bottle in size and shape. It has a corked top and is about half full still. It has a small label with a lot of writing on it and a skull and crossbones. The label is faded, but readable. I didn't see the manufacturer because it was turned toward the wall and I didn't want to touch the bottle. Any idea of its worth???  

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From: Miah

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question on old Decanter Date: 12/04/2005 6:03:30 PM

I have an older Decanter that I would like some history on. It was found in an attic (yeah, I bet you get this a lot) and is in near perfect condition..  I unfortunately do not have a picture of it yet but I will do my best to explain it.  The only two Identifying markers I can find are:  On the bottom there is a 5/8" round sticker, a dark green background with gold text and borders, it reads around the outside: (Top of circle) FREDROBERTS COMPANY and (bottom of circle) San Francisco and "Made in Japan" in the center  The other marker is the word VODKA written is bold Uppercase on the cumberbund.  The figure itself is about 12" high in the form of a pirate. The pirate is dressed in a brown long coat (yellow accents/buttons) holding a long sword in the right hand (white blade with yellow hilt) and a short sword or dagger in the left hand (white blade with yellow hilt), he has a cumberbund that is white centered with red/purple on the outsides. He has a black belt going from his right shoulder to his left hip and a yellow buckle. The Head itself is the cap with a hollowed cork to seal the decanter. The head is roundish with a patch over the left eye and a red/purple head wrap covering the whole of his upper head just above the ears and eyebrow and a tie off and dangling bit covering the right ear. They head also has painted brown facial hair with raised bits for the goatee and mustache.  I hope this may give you enough details for a correct identity.  Thanks! Jeremiah 

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From: Donna McDowell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old whiskey bottle Date: 12/04/2005 7:09:01 PM

Hi, Digger - I stumbled on your site for for information about an old bottle I found in an old store. The Label on the clear glass one pint bottle is marked: on the label: O. B. R. Kentucky's Finest Bourbon in a class by itself 90 proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Distilled in Kentucky This Whiskey is 5 years old Embossed in the glass: Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle (on one side and then) one pint (on the other side) (on the bottom) D - 9 67 (an anchor) 53 M - 169 (The bottle still has an old state tax stamp for 10 cents from the state of Missouri and a federal strip that was over the top and cap) The cap screws on. The label on the other side of the bottle is a bit damaged and I cannot read everything. It says something about being a Blue Ribbon winner and I believe it says Frankfort. I would like to know the Whiskey Distillery and perhaps the bottling location for this product. If there is a history of the product, for example the company was acquired by someone else? Really anything about the bottle or product would be great. I am just guessing that the anchor embossed with the letters on the bottom on the bottle indicate the bottle was made by anchor hocking? Thanks much, Donna 

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From: Tony Roberson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: St' Joseph's aspirin bottle insures purity -cork type Date: 12/03/2005 7:48:36 PM

Your site is very informative even if my old bottle is worth $1-3. Keep up the good work. Thanks, Tony  

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From: Lori L. Webb l

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Leak's question for mural project Date: 12/04/2005 8:57:32 PM

Hi, I am restoring an advertisement on a brick building built in 1891, located in Silverton, Oregon. The signs are believed to have been painted in that first decade or possibly near the turn of the century. Part of the wording is difficult to make out. Our only leads have led to beverages. This is what the signs read: Adolf Wolf & Sons General Merchandise Use Germea for breakfast Folger & Co's Golden Gate Baking Powder Strictly Pure All _ love_ _ _ a _ _ (_) Leak's Are Good  It could read "gloves, clover, cloves", in the first space with the first and last letters large followed by a 5 or 6 lettered word) We have found that Leak's was a brand of beverages in 1948, which is far to recent, but can't seem to follow back to the origins. I believe it was in Willits, CA.  Do you have any ideas? I see there are also Clover Brand beverages back into 1917 and maybe Cloverdale is a consideration, possibly merges with businesses can connect the dots.  Thank you, Lori Webb  

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From: David Drake

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Kirk Whiskey Date: 12/05/2005 7:43:56 AM

 My friend is a very big bottle collector and he also uses his metal detector almost daily. Recently he found a metal object which was a six pointed star. On one side it said Old Kirk Whiskey and on the other it said A.P. Hotaling & Co. Jackson St. San Francisco and what I believe Lot 429 to 437. He owns some whiskey bottles from this company but has no idea what this medallion is. Im not a bottle person but would like to help my friend out and see if anyone knows what the object is. Thank you for your time and help in this matter. Dave

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From: Gordon White

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jesse Moore Bourbon Date: 12/05/2005 8:18:43 AM

Good Morning    Jesse Moore was my great grandfather (1812-1898) and I have researched his Kentucky- based Bourbon business fairly thoroughly. I am interested in learning anything else I can about him, including copies of ads, bottles, etc.  He and his brother, George J. Moore, went to Kentucky from Connecticut in 1833. Their first distillery was the ex-McFadin mill in Mount Vernon, Indiana, in 1838. Back in Louisville Jesse set up a larger distillery in 1850 that still exists as Heaven Hill's Bernheim operation.  In 1865 Jesse took in George J.'s son, George Henry Moore as a partner in Jesse Moore & Co. They later opened an operation in San Francisco that became Jesse Moore-Hunt, with a John Hunt, from New Jersey, as their West Coast rep. They also produced Nutwood, Belmont and Astor brands George H. Moore and Max Selliger bought Jesse's controlling interest in the business in 1892 when Jesse retired and it became Moore-Selliger.  I am interested in any information on Jesse's operation that you might have. I am willing to swap whatever information I have. - Gordon E. White Hardyville, Va  

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From: Coffman, Thomas

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pickle Bottle Foil Date: 12/05/2005 12:58:37 PM

I have a number of embossed pickle jar foils showing the Bunker Hill memorial, a picket fence, two barrels and the name Skilton Foote & Co. Bunker Hill pickles I believe were produced in the mid to late 19th century in Charlestown, MA, now part of Boston. The foils are similar to foils found as wraps on wine bottles. Where can I find information and value regarding these? Thanks.  

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From: otiswgina

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question Date: 12/05/2005 8:01:22 AM

Digger, I have found 2 different items that I have questions about. I have 6 half gallon Chemung spring water bottles with tooled tops with an Indian raised on the front and the original old wooden crate that holds 10 bottles. What is it worth? Next, I have a bottle with White Blueing on the front with a star in the middle of the arched words with a top that would have a cork. The bottle has air bubbles in it and the color is kind of a clear aqua. What is this and its worth? Thanks! Gina 

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From: april.fishback

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ceramic Jim Beam? bottle Date: 12/05/2005 3:51:53 PM

I have a bottle that belonged to my grandmother it is ceramic bust of a man wearing what slightly resembles a minute man hat (curled on either side) the bust is on a barrel with grapes hanging over a plaque formed into the clay that has 1861 carved into it. the colors are brown, tan. burnt sienna {,green purple}grapes only the bottle has a ceramic mark a shield with a crown on it surrounded by 2 laurel leaves crossed like a wreath the whole design is surrounded by a circle. I believe it to be an alcohol decanter of some kind possibly jim beam or jack daniels Possibly vodka (assumption based on what it was refilled with at various times) I would like to know what it is. It may become a house warming gift to a friend who has a pool table room.  

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From: steve wahlstrom

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Date: 12/05/2005 5:58:41 PM

Hi, I'm wondering if you know the age and approximate value of the Pint size Gordon's Gin Bottle; see pictures attached? Thank you, Steve Wahlstrom, Marquette MI  Attachment N1: CIMG0488.JPG Attachment N2: gordons_gin.jpg Attachment N3: CIMG0497.JPG Attachment N4: CIMG0500.JPG Attachment N5: CIMG0493.JPG Attachment N6: CIMG0489.JPG

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From: Digger

To: steve wahlstrom Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 7:19 PM

Subject: Re:  1930s based on the metal stopper. $10-15 Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger   

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From: malcdeb

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Date: 12/05/2005 10:41:37 PM

Could you please tell me about this bottle it looks different to some other warners I have seen many thanks malcolm Attachment N1: IMSTP.gif Attachment N2: warn.jpg

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From: eric

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOTTLES Date: 12/06/2005 3:10:25 AM

I have hundreds of old bottles from New Jersey/Newark/NY area. I have access to thousands more. I have cleaned a lot of them. I have one of the original brown Listerine bottles. I have the original Clorox bottle circa 1920's with the stopper in it. I have a circa 1950's Windex bottle with the original label on it. I'd like to know what some of these are worth and if anyone is interested in seeing photos of them. Eric Y.  

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From: Niki and Ryan .

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Please help on this bottle? Date: 12/06/2005 8:12:41 AM

Howdy there digger I have a bottle of a cognac, its a Camus, I am unable to tell you about the lip of this bottle because the seal is untouched, the bottle itself appears to be a deep green colour. it also has a serial number on it which is: VP 218835 B, it has all french writing on the label, it also has a date 1769 and 1821, I will attach some of the pictures to this email.. Thankyou digger  Attachment N1: 100_2662.JPG Attachment N2: 100_2663.JPG Attachment N3: 100_2666.JPG Attachment N4: 100_2667.JPG Attachment N5: 100_2668.JPG

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From: Laurie Slater

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Antique Apothecary Bottles Date: 12/06/2005 12:14:16 PM

Hi Digger, I would be really grateful for your help in identifying the origin and nature of this unusual and rather attractive set of what I am assuming are antique apothecary bottles. http://www.phisick.com/a6ajp.htm (this is a one off URL which is not linked to the 'Phisick' website) I bought them on the German eBay and I assume they are of European origin. The case is made of wood covered with embossed leather and lined with hession and is 150 x150 x120 mm. The case looks look to have some considerable age to it, although the bottles have screw tops (if rather crude). The bottles themselves are made of very heavy soft metal which is either lead, or pewter with a high lead content. They are engraved with crudely hammered letters which read "O CAT", "O CHR" and "O INF". They all have an oily smell to them and so I assume that the "O" stands for something akin to "oil of ...". Can you help with: 1) The date and country of origin? 2) The meaning of the letter CHR, CAT and INF 3) The approximate value? Your expert help is very much appreciated. Many thanks (-: Laurie Slater 

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From: Inez Ferguson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: schlitz hand blown bottle Date: 12/06/2005 4:33:09 PM

Hi Digger I have a Stilts hand blown bottle. about 51/2 " tall, has tong impression on bottleneck, had a cork at one time. How much is it worth and how old, and who made it thank you Inez  

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From: Savitanza

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottle Date: 12/06/2005 4:06:10 PM

Hi digger,                           I have two quart size bottles with raised white letters which read "Empire whiskey", they were found in attic of house built in approximately 1855. The house was built by the inventor of the Parrot cannon used in the Civil war or his brother, Can you give me any info on this?.or the value of these bottles, I have never heard of Empire whiskey.                  Thank you              Sal Vitanza                                     /  

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From: Gordon White

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Jesse Moore Bourbon Date: 12/07/2005 8:03:22 AM

Jesse sold out in 1892 and George H. Moore died in 1896. Max Selliger kept the original business going until 1919. I understand a few cases with Jesse Moore on them were bottled in the 1950s by Schenley, - Gordon White  

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From: kevin kelly

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: John Henry bottle Date: 12/07/2005 1:00:15 PM

Hi Digger, Could you tell me anything about a bottle embossed on shoulder "JOHN HENRY"? opposite N.Y. about 4 1/8" and shaped like a Lyons powder bottle. Can you shed any light on tis company and when he was in business? Thanks very much for your time,Kevin  

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From: Sylvia Rodriguez

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1965 Seagram's Crown Royal Date: 12/07/2005 11:17:50 AM

I have an unopened, screwtop bottle of Seagram's Crown Royal. Seal is imprinted with 1965 and is unbroken. It is in the purple velvet bag, but has no box. The volume is a fifth. Can you offer any information as to its value? Thank you.  Sylvia Rodriguez Office -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: kerri w.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old pop bottle Date: 12/07/2005 11:32:20 AM

 I am wondering if you can tell me what this bottle is worth its a nu grape mfg march 9 of 1920 charleston s.c. it is shaped like a hour glass

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From: Volusiafl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1jug 1 bottle Date: 12/07/2005 8:31:34 AM

my mom always called the bottle Moses in the cradle. its clear glass of a baby in a cradle about 3-4inches long next a jug caseys whiskey utica ny  

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From: Carldaddy32

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject) Date: 12/07/2005 11:15:37 AM

hello my name is candy I have a old glass 7up bottle the # on the bottom of the bottle is29 and maybe a L 700 the # on the top of the bottom of the bottle is 00 some letter in a square and then 57 the bottle is 8 inches high there is side seams from the bottom all the way up through the lip of the bottle it has a couple of scratches here and there the color is emerald green the lettering is white the bottom of the glass is like indented bumps about the size of pen points with a smooth indented circle in the middle the top is a crown top on can you tell me what year this bottle was made and if it is worth anything and if so where in the york, pa area could I sell it? thank you very much for your time and patience.                       thank you                     sincerly candy  

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From: Dave Fooks

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hello Digger......! Date: 12/07/2005 7:56:28 PM

I have a bottle here that I cannot find any info whatsoever on - thought maybe you'd heard of it..... Stands 3 5/8" tall; is 2" dia in the middle. The only markings are around the bottom where it says " PURE GOLD MFC CO TORONTO ". Hopefully the picture turns out all right. Tnks - Dave Fooks Kimberley, British Columbia ddfooks  

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From: BSKOEH

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gibson's Kant Slip Bottle Date: 12/07/2005 4:15:20 PM

Gibson's (cursive) SURE GRIP (1st side) ......... KANT SLIP (2nd side) "patent applied for" D-727 with a keystone symbol (bottom) Any ideas on this? Bryan in Pennsylvania. BSKOEH  

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From: kathleenmyers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 7-up Bottles Date: 12/08/2005 2:28:44 AM

Hi Digger, I have 4 green 7-up bottles that has no label, screw off cap, says: 7-up the uncola,1776 with a picture of a drum. 16FL. oz. Heard it's a boot leg. What the heck does that mean? Did that person drink something other than 7-up? Will these bottles ever have any value? thanks, Kathy Myers  

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From: tesauro

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Goodyear Club Whisky, Austin Pa. Date: 12/08/2005 7:47:56 PM

Hi,  I recently acquired a clear glass 1/5th size whisky bottle with nearly 100% label. It is blown in a three piece mold, appears to be free of all chips, cracks and dings, with cork top . Stands about 11 3/4" tall and about 3 1/2" in diameter. Bottle has No embossing. Label reads the following : Goodyear Club 12 Years Old Whisky Pure Rye Purest and Best E.F. McCann Austin, Pa.  You may or may not have ever heard of the Austin Dam, so I will give a little back ground of the area. Nearly all timber in this section of Pennsylvania was owned by the Goodyear family, who by the way made there office in Buffalo, NY at one time. There was a Goodyear Club House that sat in area above the site where Austin Dam was to be built. When construction of dam began this Clubhouse was torn down, as it would be under water when dam was completed. The Bayliss Paper Mill, which sat below the dam, had the dam built to supply water for it's use during the dry summer seasons. It was quite an engineering feat for it's time, but some cost cutting short cuts seemed to have been taken causing the dam to begin cracking, in 1910 the dam began to bow after a heavy spring thaw. The dam did finally break apart in sept. of 1911, sending millions of gallons of water down stream destroying everything in it's path including the mill and the town of Austin, Pa. killing 78 people in a town of 2000. I've read that this was Pennsylvania's second worst flood, only Johnstown flood cosidered worse.  I took this whisky bottle up to the Potter County Historical Society and talked with curator, Mr. Bob Currin, who told me he had never seen this bottle ? He was able to find record of tit being sold in area by local wholesalers but never actually seen or held one in his hands. The man is very knowledgeable and could not believe that it never appeared before.  I'm of the opinion that it never was bottled in a embossed bottle for surely someone would have dug or found others before. Do you have any record of this bottle ever showing up anywhere before had if not, who could I contact for more info or help in my search. I believe it to be very rare and never before heard of, I might be wrong but everyone who see's it just can't believe it.  The paper label is black in color, with some what heavier paper used, in photo's you can see light colored area's where small flecks of label have been chipped away. Damage to label is minor considering age of bottle and all lettering is readable. I will send several images you way for your viewing, please help me with my research, all help would be greatly appreciated.                           Sincerely,                           Charlie Tesauro      Attachment N1: goodyear1.jpg Attachment N2: goodyear3 (2).jpg Attachment N3: goodyear7 (6).jpg Attachment N4: Goodyear Whisky Ad.jpg

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From: Kay Hill

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Anchor Hocking brown glass bottle Date: 12/08/2005 8:25:28 PM

Hi, My Dad found a old anchor hocking brown glass bottle. He ask if you can tell us some information on this bottle. It is one pint brown glass with the anchor hocking logo on the bottom and the numbers 302 13-42. It also states federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. Thanks for you help Kay Hill

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From: Chantel Barnes

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle Date: 12/09/2005 4:42:34 AM

I would like to find the history and value of an old pale green bottle I have. It is embossed with scallops and has no markings on the bottom. It is 16 1/2" around and 8" tall and is in very good condition. Thank you Attachment N1: birthday 015.jpg Attachment N2: birthday 016.jpg

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From: Judy Broxmeyer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: flat green bolla bottle Date: 12/09/2005 6:27:05 AM

Hello, I have a emerald green flat bottle with: DF BREV BOLLA VE. I have tried finding any information, but with no luck. I am assuming it is a wine bottle of some sorts. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Judy  

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From: GLOSUL

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject) Date: 12/09/2005 3:02:21 AM

I have a bottle-It is square, as in the case gin bottles and app. 8 1/2 " tall-The bottle is clear-One side of the bottle is plain glass - The other 3 sides - 2 have a Coat of Arms/Crest - 1 side says - Gayoso Gin, Triple Distilled -3 sides of the bottle have brick-like indentations. On the bottom of the bottle it appears to be a small east to west diamond in a North to South circle-Around this image on the left side is the number 7 - On the right side is the number 4, and at the bottom of the image is the number 2 - Have you ever seen or heard of a bottle like this - I have had the bottle for app. 35 years - It was found at a construction site for a new house being built somewhere in Northern Alabama- I am not interested in the value of the bottle, I would just like to know about "Gayoso Gin", where was is distilled and who was the distiller, and maybe the age of the bottle and what the numbers on the bottom of the bottle indicate? The bottle has a screw cap and because of age, whatever was on the top is unreadable. Do you think this bottle has anything to do with the Gayoso Hotel in Memphis, TN - That is the only thing I could come up with on the Internet for the word Gayoso?? Please respond to glosul Thanks  

Bottle sounds to be late 19th century.  While I could not find your particular bottle, I can shed some light on the name and why they might have used the name for a gin with the following:

Taken From: DeBow's Review of the Southern and Western States. Devoted to Commerce, Agric...Jun 1851

The treaty of Madrid provided for the appointment by Spain of a commissioner to meet one to be appointed by the United States, within six months after the ratification of the treaty, to ascertain and fix the northern boundary of the Spanish province, that is, the 31st parallel of latitude. " The President of the United States, in due time, appointed Col. Andrew Ellicott as the American commissioner, and Don Manuel Gayoso de Sernos was also appointed commissioner of Spain, under the orders of Baron de Carondelet, governor-general of Louisiana. Gayoso was then governor of the Natchez district.

In September, 1796, Col. Ellicott left Philadelphia for Natchez, and obtaining at Pittsburg thirty woodsmen armed with rifles, descended the Ohio in a barge; but owing to low water and ice, he did not reach Natchez till the 24th day of February, 1797. Before this time he had been overtaken by an additional military escort of thirty men, but at the request of Gayoso, left the whole escort of sixty men at the Bayou Pierre. After an interview between Col. Ellicott and Gayoso, the latter reluctantly consented to fix the 19th day of March as the day on which both commissioners should, repair to Bayou Tunica, with the view of ascertaining and defining the boun­dary.

Col. Ellicott hoisted the American flag on an eminence, near Fort Panmure, within the present limits of the city of Natchez, and ascer­tained by observation that his position was about 39 miles north of the 31st deg. of north latitude. The governor-general, Carondelet, was, in the meantime, duly notified of his arrival, as, by the terms of Gayoso's appointment, Carondelet was to be present, and direct the Spanish commissioners in ascertaining and defining the boundary. But Carondelet evaded the appointment on the plea of important business at New-Orleans, and tried to induce Col. Ellicott to visit that city. The American commissioner declined the invitation, and ordered his military escort, under Lieutenant M'Leary, from the Bayou Pierre to Natchez, at which point they arrived on the 15th March, '97. Having encamped near Col. Ellicott's flag, the commandant soon after formally demanded the surrender of Fort Panmure to the American troops. Gayoso, who had hitherto feigned preparations to abandon the fort, now suddenly returned all the stores and artillery into it by night, and placed it in a state of defense ; he also, soon after, proceeded to strengthen the forts at Natchez and Walnut Hills, by reinforcements from New-Orleans. Upon a protest against these perfidious measures, by the American commissioner, Gayoso declared that they were prompted by appre­hensions of Indian hostilities, and of an invasion of Louisiana by the British troops from Canada. In order to convince Col. Ellicott of the truth of the first pretext, Gayoso caused swarms of drunken Indians to parade with drawn knives and threatening gestures before the American camp, and in order to conciliate them, Colonel E. was compelled to distribute rations and presents among them. For the last pretext, there seemed afterwards to have been some foundation, as there is no doubt an invasion of Louisiana was contemplated by Canadians, and influential men in the United States, among whom

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From: Tina au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question for digger Date: 12/09/2005 9:13:25 AM

Hi digger, not sure if you are still answering questions or if I have come across an old website, but I will try. The Schweppes bottle in the centre of this picture is the identical bottle to one I own, mine is not as "green" as this one, more a light bluish green, from recollection, it is packed away at the moment. It states in this article that it is a rare, short production span, Schweppes soda bottle. Did they only bottle soda in this bottle, or would they have bottled other drinks i.e lemonade as well [ is soda a generalisation?] I have a feeling mine had a paper label, or part thereof, attatched when I came across it, could that be from this bottle or a transfer from another old bottle laying near it. And lastly HOW rare is this bottle ??? Thanking you in advance for any help, and any direction you can point me in for research, I've tried Schweppes history and all sorts of searches, this is the ONLY reference to this bottle I can find. Thanks, Chris McVeigh [Australia] 9/12/05 Attachment N1: history08.jpg

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From: Captnamerica258

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles Date: 12/09/2005 10:20:57 AM

dear digger,      Me and my friend went in the woods and we found a lot of bottles all over. We found an old Clorox bottle. It is about 11 inches tall and 15 inches around. The mouth of the bottle is smooth it has threads and is about index finger wide. The base has a lip around it and it says REG. US PAT. OFF. and the word Clorox in a diamond and it is textured. The shape is round kinda like a whiskey bottle with the one finger handle at the top. Not a paper label but at the top it says Clorox twice in raised lettering and textured sides. it is brownish tannish and the condition of it is slight stains and no cracks. I would like to know the age of it rarity, value, and the history.                       please and thank you                         Ethan West  

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From: yolanda repetowski

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: frank tea and spice containers Date: 12/09/2005 8:56:33 PM

 Hi Digger...... A question please. We collect Frank Tea and Spice jars, tins and other containers such as Jumbo Peanutbutter, Muster, Applebutter, Dove Brand spice etc. Then we got to thinking???? How come we dont see any Tea items anywhere? The name notes tea (Frank TEA and Spice) but we have never seen any tea item as all on ebay or the net. You have any information on this question. Much thanks for any information, and have the best of Holidays. Keep digging.  Yolanda  yolandarep  

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From: RLROYSE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject) Date: 12/09/2005 4:11:46 PM

Hi Digger, Can you identify this bottle? Any information would be appreciated. Thank you, Regina  Attachment N1: Ebay pictures 1209 001.jpg Attachment N2: Ebay pictures 1209 026.jpg

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From: Marsha Navarro

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cod liver oil bottle Date: 12/09/2005 10:25:11 PM

 Can you tell me what a bottle of Lawson & Sons Cod liver oil circa 1936 would look like? More specifically, what color the label would be, it has a ribbon running diagonally, a big sort of wreath in the center and a border to the label. I'd like to see an image if available. Thankyou. M.

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From: BOTTLE DIGGER

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: J R SPAULDINGS OPEN PONTIL Date: 12/10/2005 9:35:14 AM

 12-10-2005  Dear Digger,  I am a bit puzzled. I have several friends who pride themselves on being fairly well versed in antique bottles. One even displays and sells at shows in New Hampshire every year. Unfortunately, no one can identify this particular variation of Spaulding’s. It stands 5.25 inches tall by 2.0 inches wide, it has a small tapered applied top and is the usual aqua color with a fine open pontil. It reads J.R. SPAULDING’S ROSEMARY & CASTOR OIL – it is in perfect condition with the exception of some light internal staining. Any information you can provide as to age, scarcity and value in the open market would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you very much for your time.  Dan Lakatos (tailpile) 

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From: Dave Fooks

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Venos bottle Date: 12/10/2005 9:55:58 AM

Hi Digger, I have 3 Veno's Lightning Cough Cure bottles that I'm going to list on Ebay, but one of them has Venos Brand Lightning Cough Cure on it ( first time I've seen the word "Brand" under Venos. Is this a fairly common bottle as well? I also have a Veno's Seaweed Tonic - how common is that? Tnks Dave Fooks ddfooks davey_dumpling (ebay)  Attachment N1: Venos brand main.jpg Attachment N2: Dec 9 bottles 031.jpg Attachment N3: Veno's seaweed.jpg

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From: robstan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: gold flake bottle Date: 12/10/2005 10:06:04 AM

Hi, I have a bottle of lucas bols liqueur, never opened, it's a ballerina with the song of le bleu danube, and gold flakes in the liqueur. what is the value and how do I sell it?? thanks Robert.  

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From: CHRISTOPHER COOPER

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOTTLE QUESTION Date: 12/10/2005 3:21:44 PM

I found a bottle in my basement floor when I opened it up. It has no label and looks like a beer bottle brown in color on the base it has cursive writing(duraglos or duroglos) GX 2130 and a symbol like 0 with a capitol I in the circle just curious about it.

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From: evalt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Prohibition Era Bourbon Bottle and Box. Date: 12/10/2005 6:02:31 PM

Hi Digger, I am sending you eight pictures of an antique bottle and box in my possession. What is unusual about this old bottle is that the seal is unbroken and it still contains the bourbon bottled in 1932. I have no idea what it might be worth or how to market it to best advantage. Could you give me some ideas? Joe Evalt  Attachment N1: MVC-001S.JPG Attachment N2: MVC-007S.JPG Attachment N3: MVC-003S.JPG Attachment N4: MVC-004S.JPG Attachment N5: MVC-002S.JPG Attachment N6: MVC-003S.JPG Attachment N7: MVC-004S.JPG Attachment N8: MVC-008S.JPG Attachment N9: MVC-004S.JPG Attachment N10: MVC-005S.JPG Attachment N11: MVC-006S.JPG

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From: Wendy Lee Hewitt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: VERY OLD, VERY Unusual Bottle Date: 12/10/2005 11:16:58 PM

Hi! I LOVE your site! I have a pretty good background in bottles, but you ROCK! - I would be facinated to hear what you think of something that I just came across. I'll get a digital photo of it tomorrow, but thought I'd get your early opinion based on a verbal description for now... (I'm very excited about this mysterious object!) I have an object that is not 'exactly' a bottle, but more like a small vessel or vial. I'm nearly 100% certain it's carved whale tooth, and am 100% certain it's ivory. It's about 4 inches tall, by about 2.5 inches wide at it's broadest diameter. The front is very primitively/simply carved, with a raised image of what kind of looks like a monk, (the carving showing the man only from the knees up). He almost certainly appears to be holding a Celtic/Nordic/Icelandic-looking Cruxifix... UPSIDE DOWN. Weird, huh? I'm told it might be a VERY old, (circa late 1400's), morphine bottle... used perhaps aboard sailing ships for administering to the seriously injured... Because most sailors were illiterate, supposedly the upside-down cruxifix indicated a 'danger', as in poison... warning them of the contents. There is a small, (1/4" exposed above lip), 'stopper' in the top, carved of the same material as the bottle. It is not a 'dauber', (like what you'd see in a perfume bottle). (Are those called 'daubers'?) Well, there you have it. Would love to hear what you think:-) Warmest Regards - wendy hewitt   Wendy Lee Hewitt

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From: InsulatorMan007

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 13 Gallon Carboy Bottle Date: 12/11/2005 5:40:59 AM

Dear Digger,     I have just purchased a 13 gallon carboy bottle with the bottom embossing of G-STD 1937. Could you please help me identify the manufacturer of this bottle? Thanks for your help.               Insulatorman007                  

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From: Riatom9

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject) Date: 12/11/2005 10:23:48 AM

Hi Digger,  I just found two interesting bottles and can't remember where we got them. One is a clear glass, round bottle indented in front and back, three circled fleur de lis and a fleur de lis on the indented circles on front and back. On the bottom is a circle with DEPOSE over it and in the circle is etched information about Remy martin & co. then cognac france a circle with what looks like a glass, a bottle and a pitcher and baccarat france etched on top and bottom -in the middle of the bigger circle is 0,7l.,and on bottom of bigger circle is etched made in france by baccarat.. It also has a stopper. On the sides of the bottle are 10-"half circles" of glass sticking out on each side, and the stopper has 7 points on each side and an encircled fleur de lis on top. Would appreciate any information.   Maria Patierno 

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From: Michael Feneck au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Perfume bottles Date: 12/12/2005 1:50:32 AM

Hi Digger, I have recently bought 2 perfume bottles for someone who collects them and want to know if they are of any value. They are about 110 cm high. The first is embossed with "Roger & Gallet" "Paris" with an emblem, the second "Parfumerie" "Surfine" with an emblem. They both have stoppers.The stopper in the Roger & Gallet bottle has a bubble in it. The Surfine bottle has a slight chip on the side. They are both clear. The mold seam stops before the lip on both bottles. The base of each has an embossed design on the bottom (like a star or a flower). The bottles were bought at a local market in NSW, Australia. Thank You, Erin  

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From: Ron

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Schnapps? Date: 12/12/2005 8:37:30 AM

Hi Digger... Which of your price guides would cover Schnapps bottles? Thanks, Ron Johnson Ashfield, MA  

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From: CloudEmomma

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject) Date: 12/12/2005 4:34:04 AM

good morning DIGGER, I just recently came across a large amount of older bottles.       Soda pop and other bottles like pictured. They happen to be getting ready to hit the trash, so I took what I thought was cool looking? Are these trash or treasure? Thanks Joanne  Attachment N1: trash.JPG Attachment N2: trash1.JPG

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From: Barbara Miller

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle Date: 01/24/1970 2:07:56 PM

I dug up an old bottle and I cant seem to find it in any book or web sit. Woundering if you could help! Color is soft pink , it has seems that go only half way up the neck, embossing on the front. the bottle says Lacno trade mark then it says near the bottom THE SCIENTIFIC MOUTH WASH and ANTISEPTIC . its about 4 1/2'' Tall, has little bubbles in the glass . I would just like to know the year it was made or if any value . if you have the time please email me back . thank you 

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From: robtaormina

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ed pinauds Date: 12/12/2005 3:05:34 PM

I recently purchased a collection of proofs that are from the turn of the century. two of which are "Ed. Pinaud's" hair tonic ads. Could you share more information on this company and perhaps their value. Since they are proofs they are signed by someone in the company that approved the ad. Rob Taormina Attachment N1: DSCN1221.JPG

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From: Daniel Barnes

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (New) Bottle Question Date: 12/12/2005 3:36:51 PM

Mr. Odell,  I have frequented your site numerous times in the past and have also bugged you with several prior questions in regards to bottles that my wife and I have uncovered. However, this time, I contact for a slightly different reason. I was wondering if you are aware of any companies currently in operation that mass-produce antique-style liquor/alcohol bottles. We have recently taken on the endeavor of starting up a craft distillery here in Austin, Texas and I was hoping that you might be able to shed some light onto this for us.  Regards,  Daniel Barnes Graham Barnes Distilling 

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From: Kristopher Tayllor

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Virgin Marry? Date: 12/12/2005 6:36:12 PM

  To whom it may concern,  I have this bottle that I have been trying to find some information on, but I can't seem to find any. I was wondering if you could help me in any way. Maybe you know something about it or someone that does. Here is all the info I have about the bottle:  Bottle Figure- "Virgin Marry" w/Christ on cross below her Color- Green Height- 12 1/2 inches Bottom Width- 3 inches Top opening- 1 1/8 inches Embossed on back-  P te R  62 58          Marzod  18?? possibly 1836 or 1848?            GUAD LAI MEXICO  The bottle has many inperfections and bubbles. It has an added finger handle. Appers to be a three mold blown style. The bottle is slightly off kilter, the top kicks to the right a hair. It also has a rough pontil scar on bottom. Top appers to be flared lip.  The lady is standing with her hands clasped at her chest. She seems to be wearing some type of robe.  

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From: Jewell Tucke

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: IMG_1006 Date: 12/12/2005 8:06:23 PM

This bottle is cobalt blue and is 12" tall and 4 3/4" across. The opening in the top is 3/4" have you any idea of the value?? The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments: IMG_1006  . Attachment N1: IMG_1006.JPG

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From: skeeter quesadilla

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Stamps on bottle good or bad? Date: 12/12/2005 9:02:13 PM

 Digger, I picked up a couple of AM

S Whiskey bottles recently. A Black Gold (made 1916, bottled 1933) and the very same Special Old Reserve you have pictured in your site-- in very similar condition (I did a double take!). I am wondering if the value is increased or diminished by the stamps on the bottles: NRA "We do our part"and the State of Illinois Series G1937 Tax stamp. By the way, the Ebay bottle you mentioned was picked up by some lucky person for under 50 bucks! Well let me know. Thanks, Skeeter

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From: Claudia and Jerry

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: brown jug Date: 12/12/2005 9:56:42 PM

Dear Digger I am looking for information on a brown jug like the one maxwelllr sent you a picture of except "mine has a "circle like a donut" inside it has RHEINS spaced apart with a circle etched in. Also, inside the "hole of the donut" it has the etching of a cross on one half and on the other have 2 spoons or ladles crossing each other. Underneath the circle it is etched: RHEIN:PRESSEN. My mother-in-law found it many years ago. She has now passed in October of 2004 at the age of 84. God bless.  

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From: gogdogg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 7 OZ COKE BOTTLE Date: 12/12/2005 9:51:17 PM

Content-Type: Text/Plain; Charset=US-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7Bit JAX FL.COULD YOU DATE IT PLEASE. PARDON MY CAPS..I'M VISION IMPAIRED.THANK YOU VERY MUCH.. GENE 

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From: amber

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question... Date: 12/12/2005 10:48:41 PM

I was wondering if you could give me a value on an antique Switzerland music box. Its square and black with a lid that opens up for playing and viewing of the inside contents. It unknown how old it is but it's thought be at least 100 years. If theres any more information I can give let me know. Thank you for your time.  

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From: rebecca armbrister

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Date: 12/13/2005 12:45:39 AM

I have a bottle from Pulaski va. its from the Pulaski dairy co. a half pint jar . clear glass.large p on bottom , with the number 30 on bottom also.do you know the value of this jar .  thank you . rebecca  MSN Premium brings together everything you need on the Internet in 1 place, including PC security!

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From: bonnie b

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old wine bottle Date: 12/13/2005 8:27:38 AM

 I have a wine jug shaped as a barrel clear glass with the design oh ropes on the ends .....the opening has 2 little handles and on the bottle in the glass says...Jordan Wines Ltd. 1935.... is there an value to this bottle thanking you in advance Bonnie bonnieb3@sympatico.ca

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From: Stephen Giers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pontil Bottle Date: 12/13/2005 11:03:56 AM

Hi; I'm Steve and I have bought a bottle and LOVE it, but I don't know anything about it - except it was dug. I'll send pictures, and describe - Bottle is Aqua 6" tall with kick-up, crude and with no seams. Let Me know anything and everything. If you charge, I will pay. Thanks and happy Holiday's Steve  Attachment N1: 000_0574.JPG Attachment N2: 000_0575.JPG Attachment N3: 000_0576.JPG

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From: Big Jim

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pint jar Date: 12/13/2005 7:32:02 PM

 abagails useful jar 1902 crownford china  

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From: Stephen Giers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pontil Bottle  Hi; I'm Steve and I have bought a bottle and LOVE it, but I don't know anything about it - except it was dug. I'll send pictures, and describe - Bottle is Aqua 6" tall with kick-up, crude and with no seams.  Let Me know anything and everything. If you charge, I will pay.  Thanks and happy Holiday's  Steve  

Subject: Re: Pontil Bottle Date: 12/13/2005 7:56:55 PM

Thanks for the info, not only have I been to your site - but I bought two of your books and a set of brushes to clean my bottles. I have it bookmarked and visit and revisit as I learn and learn and research! Thanks again for a quick responce an Happy Holidays!

From: "Digger" jaok20@bottlebooks.com

To: "Stephen Giers" rustygiers1

Subject: Re: Pontil Bottle Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 15:20:31 -0500 Nice early pontiled sauce or medicine bottle. circa 1840-1850 probably dug from a privy. Value $30-50 Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger ----- Original Message -----

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From: PLines3443

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1930's (?) Teachers whiskey, bottle still sealed and full, with a IRS stamp. Date: 12/13/2005 4:03:43 PM

Dear Digger, Back in 1985 I was given a bottle of Teachers Scotch whiskey as a business gift. The generous donor brought it out of his "cellar" saying it came from a 1930's shipment made to his family. The Bottle is unopened and sealed with a "US Internal Revenue Distilled Spirits" label which has the numer 36-5455028. I am curious to find out how old it really is. I am hoping that this number can be traced Can you point me to an information source that might help? Many thanks Paul 

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From: Melinda

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: elephant shaped bottle Date: 12/16/2005 11:56:17 PM

I am not sure if my last mail sent but a friend found a liquor bottle that is shaped like and elephant and is covered in leather. It is very unusual. If you have any information on this I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You, Melinda Slagle  

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From: MMonte2980

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question Date: 12/14/2005 5:37:38 AM

I just recently found your site and hope you can help me identify a bottle I found. It's a brown bottle (beer bottle type) about 8" tall. It says, Drink Flapper- A Snappy Drink- Union Bottling Works- Beaumont Texas On the bottom it has-U.B.W. 9 Fl. ozs. I have not been able to find out anything about the drink or the bottle. Please help!  

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From: jimjan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Date: 12/14/2005 12:19:05 PM

roger gregory jasper al  I have a question, I have several,,, the J R WATKINS co.,,, clear bottles,8 1/2" x 3" a little history and value would be appreciated, roger 

Here’s a link to the web site http://www.gourmetco.com/

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From: Doug Graham

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old skeleton decanter with skull cups... Date: 12/14/2005 4:32:33 PM

Hi Digger, I have the same decanter as this (pasted in below). I have tried to find out where it was made and maybe learn more about it. I can't read the marking on the bottom so I don't know where to start. It was given to me by my late mother. It's in excellent condition with 4 of the scull cups but no tray. I also wonder what the tray looks like, maybe I have it as well but don't know... I'd like to complete the set but I guess I need to know what the full set actually is! Thanks, Doug  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------

From: Frank and Kat

To: Digger

Subject: decanter Date: 01-03-2004 have a decanter of a skeleton . it might have had whiskey in it the cork is still in the back of it . is about 8 inches high . it says poison on the front of it and comes with shot glasses and a tray that it sits on . one hand is holding his robe and the other one has one finger pointing up. having hard time finding anything about it. and the shot glasses are skeleton heads there are three, but I think there were four. any advice would be helpful . deansmadre ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------  Doug Graham Edmonton, Canada 

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From: Mom

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wheatonware Date: 12/15/2005 8:09:53 AM

i came across 1974&75 first edition wheatonware christmas bottles beside being very pretty are they worth keeping. thanks michelle  

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From: Judy M.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: WEINGUT RODE GRINZING green glass bottle Date: 12/15/2005 11:33:39 AM

Do you know any history of a WEINGUT RODE GRINZING green glass bottle ? It is 6 " tall. Where made?, etc.  

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From: Karyn Little

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Pricing Date: 12/15/2005 11:17:55 AM

Sweets Could you review the attached and let me know of your findings? Thank you. I am sending this in two separate e-mails because of the number of pictures (too big to send at one time). Happy Holidays! Karyn Attachment N1: aswrule.gif Attachment N2: Sweets Bkgrd.gif Attachment N3: Bottles.doc Attachment N4: 007.jpg Attachment N5: 002.jpg Attachment N6: 003.jpg Attachment N7: 004.jpg Attachment N8: 005.jpg Attachment N9: 006.jpg Attachment N10: 001.jpg

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From: Karyn Little

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Pricing Date: 12/15/2005 11:18:50 AM

Sweets A continuation of my previous e-mail. Thanks in advance for your time. Happy Holidays. Karyn Little Attachment N1: aswrule.gif Attachment N2: Sweets Bkgrd.gif Attachment N3: 014.jpg Attachment N4: 009.jpg Attachment N5: 010.jpg Attachment N6: 011.jpg Attachment N7: 012.jpg Attachment N8: 013.jpg Attachment N9: 008.jpg Attachment N10: Bottles.doc

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From: Sandy Davis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottle. Date: 12/15/2005 12:07:10 PM

My father found an empty Old Grand-Dad bottle with a pouring stand. The bottle is 18 inches tall, has the tax stamps on it and the orange label on it. The stand is what I'm most curious about. It is shaped like an oil platform or rig. Have you ran into one of these ?  

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From: Colin Polzella

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle 1892 Date: 12/15/2005 6:08:53 PM

Dear Digger, I have discovered an old bottle in the backyard. It is similar to a bottle described by a Pete Lowy of Lexington, MA. It is light blue-green about 7 inches tall "send orders to murdock and freeman portland ME 1892. very heavy glass, opalescent colors. metal clasp for pull down cap (cap gone). I am curious to know history and value. Any Ideas? thanks. Colin. 

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From: Lilharddriver

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE; Date: 12/15/2005 5:46:48 PM

DEAR DIGGER,I HAVE AN HAND PAINTED CERAM

IC WINE BOTTLE.THE FIGURE OF A FOOTBALL PLAYER.WITH THE # 7 ON IT.WITH THE ORIGINAL BOX.THE BOTTON OF THE BOTTLE READS,MADE IN ITALY,COLLECTORS ITEM,VENTO WINE CLEVELAND OHIO,HAND PAINTED 1980 (C). THE CODE ON THE BOX IS 8025( I-PC PRODUCT OF ITALY).COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME THE VALUE OF THIS? THANK YOU LILLIE  

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From: Mspuppies2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: botles Date: 12/16/2005 5:15:41 AM

I have a friend who works the waters off of long island new York; he recently found brown bottle in his net, it is about-10 inches high, round and has the name Johan ho ff on it, can you give me any information  

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From: Peggy Greenberg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: P. Garnier Date: 12/16/2005 12:03:03 PM

I have a collection of P. Garnier decanters that I'm having a heck of time getting the value for. I was once offered $100 per but I don't remember who offered it and I wasn't interested in selling at the time. Here's just two of the many I have...can you tell be value or direct me to who can? Thanks! Peg Greenberg Attachment N1: bluebottles.jpg Attachment N2: bottom.jpg Attachment N3: garnierbottles.jpg

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From: Peggy Greenberg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: FW: P. Garnier Date: 12/16/2005 12:05:16 PM

Sorry...there's more like 6 here....they are from 1940's and 1950's I believe. Thanks.  ----- Original Message -----

From: Peggy Greenberg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: 12/16/2005 9:02:59 AM

Subject: P. Garnier I have a collection of P. Garnier decanters that I'm having a heck of time getting the value for. I was once offered $100 per but I don't remember who offered it and I wasn't interested in selling at the time. Here's just two of the many I have...can you tell be value or direct me to who can? Thanks! Peg Greenberg Attachment N1: bluebottles.jpg Attachment N2: bottom.jpg Attachment N3: garnierbottles.jpg

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From: Musette Scott

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: we have a question about a flask... Date: 12/16/2005 7:46:35 PM

Hi there and Thank You in advance for whatever you may be able to offer my way! I am enclosing a few pictures of a bottle that I have been unable to identify. I was raised in Eureka, California (Humboldt Co.) and lived there from 1964-2002. My father was an avid Bottle Digger back in the 60's -70's. He had the opportunity to dig in the outhouses that were located in 'Old Town' before they re-bricked the roads for tourism in the 70's. It was at this time that he dug up this flask. I am not very educated in Bottles so I hope that I am correct in calling this a flask. He had it in his personal collection until he gave it ot me in the 90's. He thought that it was a flask that was at one time marketed by the Bull Durham Tobacco Co. due to the EXACT resemblence of the bull durham tobacco sacks. I have been UNABLE to locate ANY information on the bottle. Hopefully you can help me as to the maker, the date and what it actually is and what it held. My husband and I collect Bull Durham Collectibles and that is why my father passed it onto me. He passed away in 1998 and never found out any information on it. Also, would you happen to know if it has any value or where I should turn to have it appraised. Or if we should insure it. Thanks tons and we excitedly wait for your return email. We are including about 4 pics of bottle alone and next to a bull durham tobacco bag. Sincerely, Musette Musette Scott Oz Lee Studios Attachment N1: view 4.jpg Attachment N2: view 1.jpg Attachment N3: view 2.jpg Attachment N4: view 3.jpg

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From: brenda

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old taylor bottle Date: 12/17/2005 4:00:14 AM

I have an old taylor bottle that is tear drop shaped,with fluted sides,a recessed bottom,and a flaired neck,indicating a glass stopper. It is 10 inches in height,4.5 inches at it's widest point,and 3.5 inches thick,front to back.On the neck, in green and white are the words "U.S. ARMY OPEN MESS.The seal states a date of fall 1951.It states 4/5 quart contents. Any info? We would also be interested in any catalogs you might have on old bottles, as we have several. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!.  

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From: brenda

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old taylor bottle Date: 12/17/2005 4:03:40 AM

i have found an old taylor bottle that I would like to know about. it is a tear shaped bottle with fluted sides, and a recessed bottom. the neck flares , indicating a glass stopper. it measures 10 inches high , 4.5 inches wide at it's widest point, and is 3.5 inches thick. there is a label on neck saying us army open mess. the seal states fall 1951. it is a 4/5 quart bottle.any information ? also do you have any cataloges on old collectible bottles? I have several others I would like to know about.thanks for any information you can provide.  

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From: info

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: morto Date: 12/17/2005 5:06:30 PM

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From: Bradley Josephson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Eagle Rare Bourbon Date: 12/17/2005 10:53:32 PM

When my grandfather passed away in 1996, I removed a bunch of bottles of liquor from his house. Just happened to look at one today and it is a full unopened bottle, A.T.F. stamp/label still across the cap, of Eagle Rare 10 year old 101 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. From looking at the bottom of the bottle I believe it was made in 1982. Just curious what it might be worth if anything, lol. Thanks  camelotclan 

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From: DonaAnb1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help Date: 12/18/2005 2:26:49 AM

Found under floorboards  Attachment N1: Thumbs.db

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From: Linda Puzzo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: English W.H.Hutchinson bottle? Date: 12/18/2005 9:52:37 AM

Dear Digger, I recently acquired an emerald green soda bottle from Nottingham, England. It is embossed W.H.Hutchinson &Sons Ltd. It is embossed on the back Redfearn Bros. bottle makers, Barnslly. It also Has a registered trademark under W. H. Hutchinson And Sons, in the shape of a crown with 3 swords or clubs prtruding from the top. My question for you, is this the sameW.H. Hutchinson as the Chicago bottler and inventer of the Hutchinson soda top ? Thank you for your valuable time. John Puzzo  

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From: Lincoln

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: information on a jug.. Date: 12/18/2005 12:46:52 PM

I recently bought a small jug labeled McCormicks platte valley missouri straight corn whiskey with a missouri tax stamp #494022. Can you tell me what year this jug is from ? Linoln426  

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

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

Digger

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From: Palmartinel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle Date: 12/18/2005 1:33:07 PM

hey digger ,i have an old hutchinson bottle made by mccarthy &moore co of waterbury,ct ever heard of the company and what would the value be thanks  

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From: Mary Kay

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Four way bottle Date: 12/18/2005 8:02:49 PM

label France Fait Main - with plastic stoppers that look like glass in top of each section. How much would you think this is worth? Do you need a photo? Thanks.  CharlestonDreamer  

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From: Smith

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Water Bottle in wooden crate Date: 12/18/2005 9:55:45 PM

Digger,I found a bottle in a wooden crate that's approx. 20inches tall by 11inches wide and has awooden crate built around it.It has "Paridise Spring Brunswick,Maine" stamped on it.Can you help me figure out if it's an antique or a fake?  

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From: G1528

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jefts dairy clear lake michigan Date: 12/18/2005 9:30:29 PM

Hi Digger, I was wondering if you knew where I could get a Jefts Dairy bottle from Clear Lake Michigan. Gary Trimarco 231-796-7681  

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From: Ron swede518

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Howe's bottles Date: 12/19/2005 8:14:05 AM

Hi Digger... Do you know if Howe's Concentrated Syrup or Howe's Ague Cure and Tonic Bitters bottles from Seneca Falls, Ny were embossed or label-only? Thanks, Ron Johnson Ashfield, MA  

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From: DarQuicks

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wilken Bottle we found Date: 12/19/2005 5:32:47 AM

My husband found a small bottle on our land we just bought. It has a man wearing glasses, with a factory behind him on the left side, and a house behind him on the right side. It says above his head Federal Law Forbids Sale or re-use of this bottle. There are three criss crossed wheat stalks down each seam on the sides, three names across the bottom, Harry Wilken Jr. Harry Wilken Sr. and William F or T Wilken. On the bottom it has the numbers D230 a triange with WT in the middle 12-5 and under that it has M-845N.  It is just the bottle, no label, no liquid. It appears that the top must have been a screw on. Can you tell me what it held, what year, and if it may have any value to anyone? I have attached photos of the bottle. Thank you, Darlene M. Crissman  Attachment N1: IM000014[1].JPG Attachment N2: IM000015[1].JPG Attachment N3: IM000017[1].JPG

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From: Diane Gunter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: Wells, Miller, Provost bottle Date: 12/19/2005 3:18:58 PM

Hello, I found a light green bottle which was dug up at the foundation of a bank building which was being demolished. The height of the bottle is 8 inches. The base is pontil marked. Description of embossing has "Wells, Miller & Provost. No. 217 Front St. New York" The shape of the bottle is round, embossed design. The mouth protrudes and is flat. Can't seem to find a seam. Color is light green. Could you tell me the age, raiity, value and history of firm that produced this bottle. Diane Gunter The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments: MVC-001F.JPG Note:  Attachment N1: MVC-001F.JPG

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From: Diane Gunter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: Wells, Miller, Provost #2 Date: 12/19/2005 3:23:12 PM

Attached is a second picture of the Wells, Miller, Provost bottle which I had previously sent a message to you about its description. Diane Gunter The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments: MVC-006F.JPG Note:  Attachment N1: MVC-006F.JPG

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From: Diane Gunter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: Wells, Miller, Provost #3 Date: 12/19/2005 3:25:49 PM

Attached is a third picture of theWells, Miller, Provost bottle which I had previously sent a message to you about its description and would like information about it. Diane Gunter The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments: MVC-007F.JPG Note:    Attachment N1: MVC-007F.JPG

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From: Diane Gunter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: London bottle Date: 12/19/2005 3:36:53 PM

Hello, I found an amber color bottle which was dug up at the foundation of a bank building wich was being demolished. The height of the bottle is 5 1/4 inches. The description of embossing has "LONDON" The base of the bottle is pontil marked. The shape is rectangular. Shape also has lobed corners????(not sure what's it's called). Color is amber. Condition - not damaged. The mouth has collar. There are seams at the neck which stop at the mouth of the bottle. Could you tell me the age, raity, value and history of the firm that produced this bottle. Thank you. Diane Gunter The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments: MVC-008F.JPG  Attachment N1: MVC-008F.JPG

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From: Dogma5645

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Orange Crush bottle Date: 12/19/2005 2:08:54 PM

 I noticed the question regarding the Orange Crush bottle. I have found one in an old building in Memphis, TN. It is patented July 1920..... Thick glass with rings around the bottle. The bottom of the bottle says Memphis, TN.  Do you know if it would still be worth 4 to 20.00. Thank you.   

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From: Staci Morgan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question: Eagle Rare Nature Series No.1 Date: 12/20/2005 10:53:48 AM

 Digger,    I stumbled upon an old box in my garage with a ceramic eagle holding inside Eagle Rare Bourbon 10 year. It states Eagle Rare Nature Series #1. This bottle has never been opened, the seal still in place, and only taken out of the box a few times. The packing is original, and the eagle is in mint condition. I have looked all over the internet trying to find a picture, and could only find one. I have attatched the link for you. My question to you is approximate value of this item. I have seen the #4 edition all over the internet selling for 219 US funds.  http://www.jimbeamclub.com/pictorials/eaglerare/  Thanks for you time,  Staci Morgan

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From: MLOlivas

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hello. Date: 12/20/2005 6:05:46 AM

I am writing with regard to an order placed for my mother, Peggy Johnson, to be shipped to my home at 14 Adams Lane in Pound Ridge, New York. The order placed is for a Christmas gift and we were wondering if you would be able to ship these items in time for Christmas Delivery. In addition, I plan on placing an order for a couple of the bottles that you have for sale as well as the book on the Secrets of Privy Digging. Is it possible to receive those additional items in time for Christmas delivery if the order were placed today? Please let me know. Thank you. Marsha  

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From: AQUABLUE64

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Info on Silver Top Bottling Co. Date: 12/20/2005 7:41:35 AM

Hi. I noticed a question on your site from Dec. '04 that I may be able to help with: "From MartinsEmbroidcs.

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: silver top bottling 7 fl. oz Date: 30-04-2004 I have a fluted bottle that has 9 flutes around the body and 12 flutes around the shoulder of the bottle with leaf or arrow type decoration, vertical in the 12 flutes from the neck to the shoulder. There is no label or lettering around the bottle. On the bottom of the bottle it says SILVER TOP BOTTLING WKS HANOVER PA---CON 7 FL OZ---930. It also has a square with a G in the middle of it. Have you ever seen or heard of a bottle like this?? I have been looking on the internet for two days now and the bottle in your Auction was the closest thing I have found. Thanks Steve --------------------" My grandparents owned and operated Silver Top Bottling Co. in Hanover, PA. My grandmother recently passed away, and there is some more info in her obituary: Evening Sun - Obituaries Hope this helps.  

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From: Melanie Leathers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: very old LEMON HART & SON bottle Date: 12/20/2005 9:29:38 PM

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.  Digger, I have a very old amber rum bottle that is about 7" in height and the bottom of the bottle says "LEMON HART & SON, LONDON ENGLAND, S24" and the back of the bottle says "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE." I got it from a retired navy seal diver who found it at the bottom of the ocean floor in SE Alaska. The bottle is old I'm guessing between 1840 - 1870) but in good condition and I want to "etch" an image into the front of the bottle with one exception: I don't want to do this if the bottle is worth a lot of money. Do you have any idea if this old bottle might be worth anything? Also, the only reason I think it's from 1840 - 1870 is from the double collard lip style that is shown on your website. Let me know what you think (attached are 3 photos of the bottle...not the best but I'm sure they'll do) Thanks for all your help and knowlegde! Melanie Leathers Out of love, no regrets - though the goodness be wasted forever. Out of love, no regrets - though the return be never. Attachment N1: bottom of bottle.JPG Attachment N2: back of bottle.JPG Attachment N3: Rum bottle.JPG

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From: Jakki Diaz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Golden Wedding Whiskey Date: 12/21/2005 12:34:11 AM

 Hey Digger O'Dell!  My parents bought a bottle of Golden Wedding Whiskey in the late 1950's while they were in Europe. It is unopened with the original export seal on it. They are curious to know what an item like this would sell for. If you know the answer, or know who I could contact I would appreciate your help. Their 50th Wedding Anniversary is coming up, and I would like to have an answer of some sort for them.  I appreciate any help or leads you can give.  Jakki

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From: jack

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: santa cola Date: 12/21/2005 12:46:30 PM

Someone wrote you about a Santa Cola bottle. My uncle owned the Santa Cola company, located in Burbank, CA. I am interested in acquiring one of those bottles, can you put me in contact with them. The answer to the question whether Santa Cola was affiliated with Coca Cola is no. My uncle, Henry Benefiel, was once an employee at Coca Cola, but that is the only connection. According to my brother, who worked at the plant for several years, their most popular flavor was a carbonated chocolate drink.  Jack Encell "I AM

big, it's the PICTURES that got small!" - Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond in "Sunset Boulevard"  

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From: Cameron Household cameronhousehold

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bustanoby Freres Date: 12/21/2005 1:14:02 PM

Greetings We currently own a Forbidden Fruit bottle (cross stopper kind) in excellent condition. I know this bottle is valuable but I do not know where to sell it. Could you please refer me to a good reputable dealer? Mr. Cameron  

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From: Snxtlcpob

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle Date: 12/21/2005 8:59:57 AM

WE HAVE A BOTTLE THAT IS CLEAR AT THE TOP AND HAS THREE BANDS OF LINES WITH ONE FULL QUART AND ANOTHER BAND OF LINES. THE REST OF THE BOTTLE IS FROSTED. I HAVE SCANNED THE BOTTLE AND ALSO THE BOTTOM OF IT. IT'S NOT THAT CLEAR BUT MAYBE YOU HAVE COME ACROSS ONE OF THESE IN THE PAST. THANKS, DONNIE O'BRIEN  Attachment N1: bottle.ZIP

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From: doc2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old glass bottle Date: 12/21/2005 7:51:29 PM

i found a old bottle it says DuBOUCHETT and under that it says MANY BLANC its about 12 inches tall its a green glass it also says federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle its shaped like a gennie bottle. on the bottom of the bottle says R-52 under that it has 19G43 the g is in a square and under that is 1344 then under that a 4 I would like to know more about this bottle.  

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From: Joseph Lewis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: patent whiskeys Date: 10/04/2005 9:12:50 PM

Greetings from VA. How many glasshouses made a whiskey with the word patent on the shoulder?  

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From: EUNICE FROSCH

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: McCormick Jug Date: 12/22/2005 12:20:58 AM

Hi digger, I've read all I can find, including info from your site, but I have not been able to find a "little brown jug" like mine. Everything is pretty much the same, color, "McCormick" inscribed in the top; however, the volume printed on the side says 100 proof 4/5 quart 6 years old. Further, on the side opposite, it has a label that says, "Platte Valley distilled and bottled by McCormick Distilling Co. Weston Mo D.S.P. MO.5, Bottled in Bond under U. S. Government Supervision. NOTICE - THIS BOTTLE HAS BEEN FILLED AND STAM

PED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECIONS 5205 AND 5233 INTERNAL REVENUE CODE. ANY PERSON WHO SHALL REUSE THE STAM

P AFFIXED TO THIS BOTTLE OR REMOVE THE CONTENTS OF THIS BOTTLE WITHOUT SO BREAKING THE STAM

P AFFIXED THERETO AS TO PREVENT REUSE OR WHO SHALL SELL THIS BOTTLE OR REUSE IT FOR DISTILLED SPIRITS, WILL BE LIABLE TO THE PENALTIES PRESCRIBED BY LAW. STRAIGHT CORN WHISKEY, 100 PROOF, DISTILLED IN MISSOURI. The bottom has U.S.A. inscribed, and the number stamp of 135-66 and 11-D-16. Any clue as to whether this is worth anything? Thanks for your help. Eunice  

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From: mother love

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hello Date: 12/22/2005 2:06:02 PM

 I have had for about 20 yrs a bottle of medici amabile bianco 6.3 fl oz bottle of wine, never been opened. can you tell me if it is an antique.                      sincerely yours                  ms love 

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From: Gordon White

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: whiskey research Date: 12/22/2005 2:05:50 PM

Can any of you clear up a question for me: (Lola: this is just an FYI to you)  John Thomas wrote in his book Spirits Bottles of the Old West, (p. 46-47) that in about 1870 Jesse Moore (my great grandfather) imitated the J.H. Cutter whiskey barrels in which Cutter's Kentucky Bourbon was shipped to San Francisco and that he was sued for $15,000 for trademark infringement in 1871 and lost, in a case that was ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.  I went to the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday and searched the index of Supreme Court decisions and found none involving Jesse or George H. Moore, Eli Chielovich, their then San Francisco agent, Anson P. Hotaling, the West Coast agent for John Cutter's whiskey, J.H. Cutter or C.P. Moorman, of Louisville, Cutter's former partner, who had bought Cutter's operation on July 2nd, 1860. I think the list I saw was definitive on Supreme Court decisions.  However, I did find in a list of Federal District Court decisions, a case, C.P. Moorman vs Walter Hoge, manager of Chielovich's Jesse Moore operation in California, alleging the same facts: that Jesse Moore copied the Cutter barrels. The Cutter distillery in Kentucky shipped its whiskey in 50 gallon barrels, 38 inches long, compared to "ordinary" barrels 32 inches long holding 40 gallons. (The whiskey was shipped at from 125 to 160 proof and was filtered and "rectified" to 100 proof before being bottled.)  But in that decision (federal case # 9,783) the judge, Lorenzo Sawyer, ruled in favor of Jesse's agent, Hoge, and dismissed the complaint by Moorman. The actual marks on the barrels were not similar. Judge Sawyer ruled that if the marks were different the similarity of the package was irrelevant.  I find, so far, no record of Sawyer's decision being appealed to either the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, nor the U.S. Supreme Court. In fact the citation says the case was cited several times later on as a precedent to the effect that if the mark on the package is not an infringement, the package is not, either.  Anyone have any ideas on this conflict?  Later, in 1909, Jesse Moore & Co., then owned by Max Selliger, did have a case rise to the U.S. Supreme Court. They had been sending barrels of whiskey to Germany where it was stored - out of the reach of the taxing authorities - until it was sold. (Canada had a law that effectively prevented sending liquor there for storage.) Kentucky sued to collect its taxes, even if the whiskey was out of their jurisdiction. The Court ruled (213 US 200) that warehouse receipts for whiskey in bond are not taxable at the place of residence of the holder, if he is in the United States. - I thought this story might at least be amusing. - Gordon White     

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From: JENNIFER TRENT

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Canadian Club Whisky Date: 12/22/2005 6:22:22 PM

 Hi digger I was wondering if you would be able to help me. My boyfriend received a bottle of Canadian Club Whisky. It was bottled in 1961. I have attached pictures for you to help. I was hoping that you would be able to tell me how much this is worth.

  Jennifer Rose Trent

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From: DYank1954

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: John Wayne whiskey decanter Date: 12/22/2005 2:52:12 PM

Hello... My grandmother has a bronze statue whiskey decanter of John Wayne that was given to her in 1981...it still has the original seal containing Kentucky Bourbon. We're wanting to know if the statue has any value. I can send you a picture if needed.

To:kellycalahan) Thanks, Kelly  

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From: Riverrunner1850

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question on Omega Tree Oil Date: 12/22/2005 5:47:09 PM

Today Mom and I found an old bottle and wonder if you can tell us anything about it? It's about 4 1/2" tall and 1" around. Screw top, clear glass, embossed on one side inside a tree is OMEGA        OIL       IT'S GREEN On each side of the tree trunk at the bottom is trade mark At the bottom is THE OMEGA       CHEMICAL CO       JERSEY CITY In looking on the internet we can find an older one with a stopper from New York. Thank you for your time and help Sincerely yours, Mary K. Haynes 

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From: Jack march

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Four Roses bottle Date: 12/23/2005 12:01:58 AM

I have a One Pint Four Roses Whiskey bottle that is brown in color with embossed roses on the bottle. It has a metal label on the front, a aluminum screw type ( looks like a jigger) cap with a cork stopper. Do you know anything about this type of bottle? I am 67 and my Mother had it and said it came from her Dad. They lived in Samuels, KY which was in the heart of the whiskey making world. Both out in the woods and in a plant. Jack March  

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From: CHRISTINA GIERS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Apollo arlington, mass Date: 12/23/2005 11:31:16 AM

Hi Digger; I was given this bottle from a friend,11" high, Aqua, snap metal top, AM

B, embossed " Apollo - Arlington, Mass", on bottom base "Contents 1 Pt. 10 fl oz" and "Registered" on shoulder other side, even though bottle is round. Nothing on bottom. Smooth. Do you know what kind, what was in it, and what it might be worth?? Steve ps respond to rustygiers1  

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From: Myer-Lanzrein,

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Myer 1890 soda Date: 12/23/2005 11:31:39 AM

My great grandfather started Myer's Beverages in Brooklyn, NM. The name at some point changed to Myer 1890 beverages. The soda was popular in local groceries and delis. I do have a label that reads Myer Berevarges but that's it. Myer 1890 was eventually bought by Hoffman Beverages in the 1960's. Have you ever come across any bottle or label with the Myer name?

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From: diedbar561

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject) Date: 12/23/2005 9:19:04 AM

HI, I HAVE A CREATION OF JAM

ES B. BEAM

DISTILLING CO. IT SAYS GENUINE REGAL CHINA COPYRIGHT C.MILLER 1960, THE BOTTLE IS BLUE AND WHITE WITH GOLD TRIMMING AND ANGELS. CAN YOU TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT IT.THE ANGELS ON THE BOTTLES ARE RAISED AND IN HIS HAND IS A BOW AND HER HANDS A BIRD IT A VERY NICE BOTTLE.PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT THIS BOTTLE.ITS ALSO HAS AGED ON THE RIM ON THE BOTTLE.PLEASE WRITE BACK.  

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From: Flippn109

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle worth Date: 12/23/2005 11:09:43 AM

Dear sir, My name is Katie Hennig and I am seventeen years old. My grandfather has two whiskey bottles that he found in Spring Lake Heights, NJ, and he was wondering if I could find any information about the worth of these bottles. I came across your site and was hoping you could help me with my endeavor. He would really appreciate it, as would I, and it would be something exciting to learn for both of us to share. Here is a description of the two bottles: Bottle #1  - 1/2 pint-small jug: "Aged in the Hills" written on the front. Platte Valley, straight corn whiskey, McCormick Distilling Company. On the bottom of the jug: Weston, MO. 219-1998 11-D16 Bottle #2:  - 1 Large Jug- "The Greybeard" Heather Dew Scotch Whiskey, Mitchel Bros. Limited Distillers, Glasgoro. Made in Scotland. Govancraft Pottery. 12 on bottom. Cork is still in jug, whiskey is not! Thank you so much for your time sir, I really appreciate it. Sincerely, Katie Hennig  

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From: Philbrick's

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1937 ceramic bottle of Kahlua 750mL Date: 12/23/2005 11:04:14 PM

I ended up with an old bottle of Kahlua from my grandfather's estate. I just wanted to know if you think it has any value. The paper sticker on the side/bottom says that it is made in Mexico and has the date of May 20 1937. The paper seal at the top of the bottle has a price $3.30. Thank you for your time and expertise. Julia Philbrick muzychak  

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From: Charles T. Milks

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Information & Value request Date: 12/24/2005 10:36:02 AM

Digger, I have a White Glass jar with a White glass stopper w/ Armor & Company Logo on top and on the front is embossed with the Logo and below that the word "Creme" and below is the Fancy lettering "Luxor". On the bottom it is embossed Armor & Company; Chicago; USA. Hope you can help as I've been holding on to this jar for over twenty years. Thank you, Chuck  

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From: MCM3sons

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cermaic Head Date: 12/24/2005 12:14:18 PM

We have a 5 1/2 inch ceramic face with blue hat and collar - it appears to be a decanter as there is a hole in the top of the hat where a cork may have been. The face is very animated - big smile, defined teeth and tongue. It was in my grandmother's house for decades and presumably she brought it with her from France - the only markings on it is on the bottom the words Garnier Enghien (the reason I found your site) Do you have any information on these type of items, it would be fun for the family to have some history of it. Thanks Meg Minassian  

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From: Richard Cochran

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Solitare bottles Date: 12/24/2005 8:44:02 PM

 Interested in the solitare drink bottle. Was bottled in Indianapolis, Indiana, sometime around the 1950s. My grandmother would buy these fruit-type drinks. They came in a small bottle. Do not know who bottled this brand. Thank you. P.S. Our son collects bottles and insulators. He has quite a collection. Dick and Donna  

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From: karencurtis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 3 FT ELEPHANT WINE BOTTLE Date: 12/24/2005 11:35:28 PM

HI DIGGER,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,LOOKING FOR A BOTTLE ITS 3 FEETAND A WINE BOTTLE IN THE SHAPE OF AND ELEPHANT.....HAD ONE BUT CAT BROKE IT ,REALLY NEED ONE CAM

E OUT IN 1990 I THINK.PLEASE HELP ME        KARI1143  

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From: Smartdude

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE:Duraglas Coke Hobbleskirts Date: 12/24/2005 8:04:48 PM

Dear Digger: I know you may have seen them at one time,but,do you know if Owens-Illinois,of Toledo,Ohio ever made Duraglas versions of Coke's class contairs between 1951-1961? Also,i have some photos of a couple of bottles in my collection and it would help if you tell me how much they will bring.Thanks and Happy Holidays!  Attachment N1: 7up52duraglasbtlcloseup800-600.jpg Attachment N2: 7up61-10baseduraglascloseup800-600.jpg Attachment N3: 7upoldbaseduraglas2close800-600.jpg

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From: raymond Textor

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I need info about a medicine bottle Date: 12/25/2005 9:33:44 AM

hi digger I have a question about a old medicine bottle I think the bottle could be from the 1800's the bottle says on it Burnett's cocoaine and it was made in Boston could you tell me how much it is worth contact me if you find out anything thank you digger sincerely Matt Textor  

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From: egmusi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dodson-hils Date: 12/25/2005 4:23:48 PM

hello digger have learned a lot from your website. thank you. as yet, I have been unable to find anything definitive on this bottle, a double-fluted dodson-hils mfg. co. st. louis found at a dump site in the bradshaw mountains of arizona where the hassayampa river was in the process of cutting away a ledge. it's been 23 years now and doubtless anything remainng has been washed into the river. have any idea what this bottle might be worth? thanks, gene  Attachment N1: amethyst dodson-hils mfg.co. 1-1024.jpg Attachment N2: amethyst dodson-hils mfg.co. 2-1024.jpg Attachment N3: amethyst dodson-hils mfg.co. 3-1024.jpg

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From: raymond Textor

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have a brown colored bottle that I need to learn about Date: 12/25/2005 6:35:52 PM

hi Digger I have a brown colored bottle that is 5 1/2 inches.It says at the top of the bottle Kendall's Spavin Cure could you tell me how much it would be worth in cash? contact me when you figure it out sincerely Matt Textor thankyou Digger 

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From: raymond Textor

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: info about a old jar Date: 12/25/2005 7:00:49 PM

hi Digger I have a question about a jar I want to know how much a Gilberds jar would be worth with out the metal clamp on it? If you Know thank Digger sincerely Matt Textor  

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From: Doran Berg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: looking for info on bottle Date: 12/25/2005 8:04:04 PM

This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Hi Digger:  We visit the middle of Nevada with some regularity. A relative found a bottle there that seems very unusual. We've attached (we think) a drawing and some notations to this email but we will also describe it here. We are interested in finding out what the bottle was used for (wine?), how old it is and its rarity. We have hundreds of bottles in our collection but have never seen another bottle with the same construction.  The bottle is translucent dark with a green cast. It has an applied, rectangular ring, with imperfections on the ring and on the lip. It has two circumferential seams, one 3.4" from the bottom and the other 7" from the bottom. The bottle stands a total of 11.6" tall. There are rotation marks on the body of the bottle below the top seam, but no rotation marks above that top seam. There is a one inch kick-up on the bottom. No pontil marks. The bottle tapers slightly in from the top seam to the bottom, the top seam diameter is @3.2" and the bottom is @ 2.8". There are also some noticeable bubbles in the glass and there is some residue on the neck, apparently from a label or a seal.  Thanks in advance for your time, consideration and expertise! We will await (patiently) your reply to either, or both of us at, weberg39@inreach.com and doranberg.  Attachment N1: ask digger bottle.jpg

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From: Gillian Walker .au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bronte liqueur bottle Date: 12/25/2005 8:53:01 PM

DEAR DIGGER, I HAVE A BRONTE LIQUEUR BOTTLE ( YORKSHIRE) AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW DID THEY MAKE THERE BOTTLES WITH WADE POTTERY. AS I HAVE SEEN ONE ON EBAY WHICH SAYS ITS WADE. I CAN NOT FIND ANY INFORMATION ON THE COMPANY. HOPING YOU CAN HELP ME, REGARDS GILLIAN. Attachment N1: smile.gif

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From: richard f pfeifer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: George Dickel Souvenir Bottle (unopened) Date: 12/25/2005 9:01:24 PM

Have 1964 full bottle commemorating reopening of distillery. Has leather strap (powderhorn style) and is in mint condition. Value?? Thank You, Rich Pfeifer  

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From: E. J. Wegener

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wegener Old bottles Date: 12/25/2005 9:19:04 PM

My grand father started Wegener's in 1870. If you have any questions about the business and old bottles let me know and maybe I can help. Ed Wegener 

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From: Donna Doubrley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Is it worth keeping? Date: 12/25/2005 9:29:54 PM

Greetings, I have several bottles I'm wondering about trashing but have wondered if they are worth keeping. The first is a Davis baking powder definitely machine manufactured, light green, very thick but with several heat cracks in it. The second is probably machined, clear, eight sided at the base smoothing into a round neck. A lip protrudes, and the top is beveled out, making me believe a cap was originally placed on top. The bottom is covered in uniform dots very tiny with several line of markings as follows: 17 O J (is in the center circle), 5             F             Duraglas (written in script)             E P 1880 There is a small number 8 raised onto the side base,near the bottom. No cracks no chips but a bit scuffed from wear as it appears. The others look to be common enough I am more curious about these 2. Thanks D. Doubrley  

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From: Janice Rubi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whisky bottle with seal Date: 12/25/2005 10:41:32 PM

Dear Digger,  I recently was helping clear out the estate of a family friend when I cam across a couple of bottles of Prohibition Whiskey Bottle sealed in original cartons (please see attached photos)  The label on the cartons says Four Roses 100 Proof Whisky Bottle  The original seal on the bottle indicates that the contents were made in the Spring of 1917 and bottled in the Fall of 1933. The carton is still sealed, but one side is torn away to reveal a uniquely beautiful bottle with a metal label that reads: "Four Roses Spirilus Frumenti - 100 Proof - AN ALCOHOLIC STIMULENT MADE FROM FERMENTED MASH OF GRAIN."  The metal top of the carton reads: SEALED CONTAINER FOR WHISKEY - PATENT NUMBER 306710 - SEPTEMBER 18, 1928 -THE FRANKFORT DISTILLERY INCORPORATED - LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY  All seals, stamps, etc, are intact, and the beautifully styled carton is printed on gold foil. Good condition, full labels, seals, all original Prohibition text...  Please let me know what you think one of these is worth.  Thanks you for your help,  Janice    Attachment N1: 4Roses6965.jpg Attachment N2: 4Roses6952.jpg Attachment N3: 4Roses6954.jpg Attachment N4: 4Roses6957.jpg Attachment N5: 4Roses6958.jpg Attachment N6: 4Roses6960.jpg

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From: Kuda6pack

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Date: 12/25/2005 10:07:18 PM

Hey Digger, Merry Christmas. Have you ever heard of a bottle with Adecope on the bottom of it? My mom passed away last year and I found this bottle at her house. It is failrly large and black. I am trying to find out if it is worth keeping or not? I can take a picture of it if you want me to. Thank you Joni Powell  

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From: Devon and Cheryl Sullivan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mattingly & Moore Bourbon Whiskey Date: 12/26/2005 1:05:03 PM

 Digger,  My Grandmother recently passed away. In her stuff I found an unopened pint of Mattingly & Moore Straight Bourbon Whiskey (86 proof), bottled by Frankfort Distilling Company in Lawrenceburg Indiana. I belonged to my Grandfather who died over 30 years ago. It has a red IRS Bottle Stamp #455498854 and an Oklahoma Liquor Tax Stamp #005821650. I'm not looking for the value because it's going on my shelf forever. I'm only wondering if you have some way of dating the bottle. I would love to be able to tell people how long it's been around. Any assistance you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.  Devon  the3sullys  

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From: Dayadhar Durr Elmore

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ship in a bottle Date: 12/26/2005 2:17:03 PM

I have been given a "ship in a bottle" of the peter iredale ship that ran aground by astoria oregon....the woman who gave it to me is in her nineties. She said she got it when she was six years old. Her grandfather paid 10-$100 gold coins for it.  How could I tell how much it's worth,,get it appraised, so I can get it insured? sincerely, steve s_fearing  

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From: Matt Branson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: benetol Date: 12/26/2005 2:55:33 PM

Dear Sir, I have two brown glass bottles that I can't find any info on at all. They are round, 4 1/2" tall, 1 5/8" across and have the name "BENETOL" embossed on the shoulder. The lip is flanged and I assume used a cork stopper. They have side seams that stop halfway up the neck and what appears to be a seam around the base. I'm not sure why I can't find any reference to these bottles on any bottle web sites. Either they are not common - or are so common that no one cares to even mention them. The only reference to Benetol I can find indicates that it might have been some sort of disinfectant like Lysol. Thank you for any information. Matt Branson Gig Harbor WA  Attachment N1: benetol 4.JPG

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From: Huffcl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: canadian whiskey bottle Date: 12/26/2005 2:13:48 PM

I have an unopened bottle of Seagrams V.O. Canadian Whiskey bottled in 1971. Its 86.8 proof, there are other numbers on the seal. Do you have any idea if it is worth anything? 

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From: Glowry65

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Norman Rockwell Decanter whiskey Date: 12/27/2005 8:32:01 AM

Hello Digger, I an not very good at decanter bottle . I found April Fools painted by Norman Rockwell. The bottle has 23k gold and 80 Proof and 750ML and Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey distilled and bottled by THE MIKE WAYNE DISTILLED PROCDUCTS CO. I would like to know how much value is it . Thank you Greg  

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From: Bernie Pollino

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: brown OR AM

BER glass jug Date: 12/27/2005 3:10:19 PM

HELLO, WE HAVE FOUND A OLD GLASS BOTLLE/JUG ON THE SIDE IT SAYS FL.80 OZ, THE BOTTOM SAYS MADE IN CANADA THEN IT HAS A DIAM

OND W/ A D IN THE MIDLLE THE #1 NEXT TO IT AND #3 UNDER THE DIAM

OND AND UNDER THE #3 IS THE DATE OF 1839. I HAVE RESEARCH CANADIAN GLASS AND IT MAY SEEM THAT THIS IS FROM THE DOMINION GLASS COMPANY IN CANADA, BUT THEY WERE NOT IN OPERATION THAT EARLY. THE EARLIEST I FOUND IN CANADA WAS MALLORYTOWN GLASS WORKS. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP WITH OUR SEARCH, I PROBABLY CAN SEND YOU SOME PICTURES IF NEEDED. THANK YOU.  Kathy&Bernie Pollino

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From: Rodney

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fwd: RE: Information request Date: 12/27/2005 6:47:27 PM

Dear Sir; Please take the time to read through the following exchanges and to look at the attached photos to see if you know anything about this bottle or to whom I might turn to to learn about its history. Thank youRodney image001-23.jpg (50.3 Kb) attachedimage002-13.jpg (54.9 Kb) attached

From: Gosebrink, Jean M. <JGosebrink

To: 'Rodney W

Subject: Fwd: RE: Information This is in reply to your email of December 12 concerning the O'Neil Pure Malt Whiskey Company We have searched in St. Louis city directories, indexes to St. Louis history texts, the library's clipping files and its local history card indexes and the Internet for the O'Neil company, without success Is there any indication that this was a St. Louis companyIf not, we may be able to take different approach Special Collections Specialist St. Louis Public LibraryBR1301 Olive St.BRSt. Louis, MO 63103 I am trying to find out some information about a company that would have existed sometime during the early 1900’s. The name of the company is O’Neil Pure Malt Whiskey Company.; About 20 years ago I found several old bottles (photos included) in a ravine in where someone had obviously been dumping their household garbage at som! e point in time. The bottle was manufactured in an automatic bottle machine which didn’t become a practice until 1903-1905. To date I have not been able to locate anyone having a similar bottle in their possession or having any knowledge about the company’s existence. The archivist at Anheuser Busch I spoke to in the late 1980’s could not locate any record of the company ever existing. Any assistance you might provide would be greatly appreciated. Attachment N1: image001-23.jpg Attachment N2: image002-13.jpg

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From: nicolle crist nicolle.crist

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Fitzgerald whisky bottle and strange tiny bottle Date: 12/27/2005 10:43:10 PM

Hello, Thanks so much for your website, it's so informative and helpful. My boyfriend and I just bought our first house and today we found two bottles buried in the yard. Your site helped me find out that the Old Fitzgerald whisky bottle is post prohibition as it as the the "federal law" embossing. My dreams of making an extra mortgage payment are dashed as its not a very extraordinary bottle but since we dug it up in our first back yard its special to me! The second bottle is a mystery to me. It's more of a jar than a bottle. It's the size of a baby food jar which is what I think it is. The inside has an extra piece of glass along one side that connects to the inside of the bottle. It looks like a little space to set the baby spoon while you are feeding a child. Am I right? Nicolle  

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From: susan hutchinson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Codd bottle Date: 12/28/2005 1:59:40 AM

hi digger! I recently picked up a bottle at a flea market and am trying to find some more specific information about it. it is a Codd bottle with the glass marble stopper in it. the only things embossed on it is the word VICTORY around the base and on the bottom is a big letter G with a small K inside the G. There are also the numbers 100 and 2000 embossed on the bottom. it is a light greenish color and the marble is dark. if you can help me out at all to find out where it was made, how old it is and what it may be worth I would appreciate it so much!! thank you susan hutchinson

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From: Jeffrey Johnson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pratt's Distemper and Pink Eye Cure... Date: 12/27/2005 11:19:48 PM

 Digger, I have an amber applied tooled top rectangular bottle about 6 and three-quarter inches in height. It states on the front Pratt's Distemper and Pink Eye Cure with what seems to be beveled edges with indented panels on front and back. Mold seams run almost to the tooled top, with some whittling around the shoulder and a few seed bubbles throughout. I can not find any history, age, rarity or relative value of this bottle....I think it might be a vet bottle, but I do not know for certain. The bottle is in pristine condition with no flaws other than the minor imperfections of seed bubbles. A number is on the bottom, but I can not remember because the bottle is stored away and my description is from memory. Any help would be greatly appreciated....thanks.  Sincerely, Jeffrey E Johnson

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From: Raquel Maytoren

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: FORGOT PICTURE! HERE Fw: bottles found in mud slide Date: 12/27/2005 11:46:39 PM

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From: Raquel Maytorena

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2005 8:45 PM

Subject: bottles found in mud slide Hi, I live in Ferndale, CA and my husband works for the town (public works). There was a mud slide on the hill where there is a house that was built around 1885. He found several bottles in the slide and gave them to me. I have searched the internet for one of them and I can't seem to find any info on this particular bottle. It is 5" tall by 1 1/2" wide. The bottle is round. It seems to be clear but has a kind of green tinge. It is seemed up the sides but stops before the lip. The lip is applied (I read your info on lips). The lip doesn't seem to have the circular marks inside. The bottle is embossed with the words: FLORIDA WATER REDINGTON & Co. SAN FRANCISCO The bottom of the bottle is embossed with the number 9 above the letter F and It appers to be in mint condition. The second bottle he found is a Listerine bottle with LISTERINE embossed around the shoulder (round bottle). it is 5 1/2" tall and 2 1/2" wide. At the base of the bottle is says LAM

ERT PHARMACAL COMPANY. The is a letter N in a circle on the bottom of the bottle. The bottle is seamed and stops at the neck and has an applied lip. This bottle is also in mint condition. It is raining like crazy and we are expecting more flooding. I suspect that there will be another slide on this hill into the road. We are in such a small town (pop. 1200) and my husband is the only one who clears slides for the town. It seems that there is an old dump from the only house that is on this hill and all the bottle seem to be whole and not broken (even the larger ones). I am really interested in the first bottle that I sent you. I was wondering how old it is, how rare, history and if it is worth anything. Also, what books of yours would you recommend that I purchase. Any info is appreciated. Have a nice New Year. Thank you, Raquel Maytorena Attachment N1: redington bottle.jpg

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From: po gil

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle: H. Kennedy Glascow, Barrowfield Pottery #22. Date: 12/28/2005 9:12:28 AM

Hi Digger,  My name is Pauline Rey, I live on Mauritius Island, Indian Ocean.  I have the same bottle as Mark Bollig a "H. Kennedy Glascow, Barrowfield Pottery #22." Mark one is #30.  I hope you can give me some info on it, no one else has been able too.   Thank you , warm regards,  Pauline

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From: Thomas Rednour

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Date: 12/28/2005 12:24:56 PM

HI there my name is tom I found a old bottle of old Taylor whiskey it was barreled in 1922 and bottled in 1934 I was wondering if it worth something  

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From: Alan McPhail .uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Thomas Wood Bottle Works Portobello Date: 12/28/2005 1:14:34 PM

Dear Sir, Could you kindly send me a usefu; website which would have any historical information about the above bottle works, particular in the years just before the First war when Thomas Wood recruited skilled workers from Germany. Many thanks, Alan McPhail  

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From: Lance Rayburn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Scottie dog head from bottle Date: 12/28/2005 5:40:48 PM

Yes, when I was a kid ( around 32 years ago ) I found a black scottie dog head in a remote field that was made from rubber that I think came from a bottle of scotch, I still have it and was wondering if it may be worth anything? I could send a pic if you are interested. Thanks, Lance..........  

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From: Sweetlandacres

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wine bottle shaped is a pistol Date: 12/28/2005 1:44:14 PM

Hello Digger I have found these two wine bottles [wine still in them]. side label reads barsottini  vinorosso produced and bottled in Italy can you tell me how old these are and the value. thank you for your time Krystal in New York  

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From: Sweetlandacres

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: forgot to send you pics Date: 12/28/2005 2:00:34 PM

here is a picture of the wine bottles. Krystal  Attachment N1: wine gun.jpg

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From: Hardings

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle Date: 12/28/2005 9:21:52 PM

I've had this bottle for a while now, I found it in an old dam in my home town and havent gotten around to finding out about it till now when my son got onto the internet and looked up a few sites. It has the numbers 18 and 1754 on the base, and the lip and base look like they were pressed on. I've taken a few pictures and put them onto a site, here are the links; http://img284.imageshack.us/img284/205/base7lt.jpg http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/9708/basel7kc.jpg http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/5083/bottle28ve.jpg http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/7573/bottle39rr.jpg http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/9643/bottle3fh.jpg Get back to me on anything u can tell me bout it.  

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From: jason

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dear digger Date: 12/29/2005 2:28:13 AM

I am glad to have found someone who knows bottles - I have found a huge dump full of all kinds of old bottles at all different depths - I have a bottle aprox 11" tall clear looks to be a whisky bottle {federal law forbids sale or re use of this bottle} the top looks like it would take a cork the bottle mold goes to the top there are no screw marks for a cap. The bottom of the bottle feels like a car oil filter - the bottom of the bottle says D I                 64-8 It then has a diamond over an oval with the letter I in the center - can you tell the date from these markings? 1920? 1940? My guess .. Then I have a small Lysol bottle aprox 5" tall brown and it has a seam that does not go to the top. the top is wide and flat it would also take a cork - the bottom says Bloomfield NJ. Bottle made in U S A. L & F product corp. do you know the bottles age? I have many many bottles all shapes and sizes I have fun digging them up - some are even on the surface! I have a one gallon purex dark brown bottle with the cork still in it what do you think of this?  Thank you so much for your time and help it means a lot to me. 

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From: Grant W Nelson Sr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Date: 12/29/2005 7:10:36 AM

?????Picture,Bottle is 3" tall 1¼" Diameter. What was it for. gnels1@hickorytech.net Thank You Grant Attachment N1: Faucet-Nozzle-Hammer 016.jpg

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From: shaninl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I would like to display round bottom bottles? Date: 12/29/2005 9:18:03 AM

I have a few old round bottomed bottles that I would like to display on a shelf but cannot find any kind of stand to keep them from rolling off the shelf. Do you know of anyplace that I can order a few round bottom bottle stands? Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Dona  

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From: Gus

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Date: 12/29/2005 3:05:23 PM

I have an world war 2 bottle of wine, never uncorked, but only half full now. It says on the labels Pommery & Greno.The labels are in good condition and it has only a few tears in them.....but good condition otherwise.....what would this bottle be worth in your estimate. It is dark green and say on it reserved for the allied forces....thanks for you time and help.....Gus  

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From: Wakefield, Sherry

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: scotch bottle Date: 12/29/2005 12:29:40 PM

Hi, I have an old scotch bottle that belonged to my grandfather, it is a tall bottle skinny at the top and wider at the bottom, there is a little Scotsman incased in a bubble at the bottom, and he dances when you turn it on. The seal has never been broken, it is till full, works beautifully, not cracks or chips. There is a small tear in the front label, but it's just a rip, no pieces of the label are missing. I played with this bottle as a very young girl and that is why my grandfather left it to me. He had it long before I was born and I'm now 40. I just don't know anything about the bottle, where they came from, how much to value it on insurance. Some one on eBay is selling one similar, it says Gilbey, I have the bottle boxed up right now so I can't get the name off it. Can you help out. Thanks, Sherry Sherry Wakefield

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From: yolanda repetowsk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help need regarding bottles Date: 12/29/2005 12:48:17 PM

 Hi Digger, Happy Holidays to you.What a wonderful site you have, thank you so much for all the information on your site. We collect Jumbo Peanut Butter Jars etc, anything by Frank Tea and Spice Co. Do you have any information or history on these people. If not maybe you know where we can find some. A book or something or someone we can contact for more information on the company, list of different jars they made or packed the value of the jars. Like a red book on item. Maybe you have included this information in one of your books and we would be more than happy to purchase the book from you, we are just at lost as where to get a book on the company etc.We have found out a lot on our own by just buying different jars but its all guess work on our part. Thank you so much for any information you can give us, and keep up all the good work, we all look up to you with great respect. You are the MAN.   Thanks Yolanda yolandarep

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From: Walt Nowo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hazel-Atlas bottle Date: 12/29/2005 1:03:19 PM

Dear Digger, I came across this bottle while tromping around the Carson River just south of Carson City, Nevada. I'm curious as to it's use since it has "CAL CONS CO"; I think it might have been a mining company. It stands 9 inches high and is 2 1/2 inches in diameter at the bottom. Photos attached. Curiously yours, Walter N.  Attachment N1: DSC04668.JPG Attachment N2: PICT0004.JPG

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From: bandp

To: JAOK20@BOTTLEBOOKS.com

Subject: info Date: 12/29/2005 1:41:55 PM

Hello, I was wondering if any of your books contain information for the southeast Georgia area. I live on an old farm place and unfortunately find mostly parts of bottles. I have yet to find the bottle pit. I found a small brown bottle with Vick's vatronol almost intact, but as this is a screw on I am mostly interested in the old bottles on the land. The owner built his log cabin around 1887 and had a beer still. Can you tell me which of your books would be most helpful? Thanks for your time. pam 

Word Mark VATRONOL

MEDICINAL PREPARATION USED IN THE TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF COLDS AND AFFECTIONS OF THE THROAT AND NASAL PASSAGES. FIRST USE: 1934. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1934

Filing Date September 26, 1934

Registration Date February 26, 1935

Owner (REGISTRANT) VICK CHEMICAL COMPANY CORPORATION DELAWARE ROBERTA AVENUE AND PULASKI AVENUES PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA

Renewal 2ND RENEWAL 19750226

Live/Dead Indicator DEAD

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From: shaninl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 9:18 AM

Subject: I would like to display round bottom bottles? I have a few old round bottomed bottles that I would like to display on a shelf but cannot find any kind of stand to keep them from rolling off the shelf. Do you know of anyplace that I can order a few round bottom bottle stands? Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Dona    

I do not know where you can get the stands. You might have to make them yourself. I have seen both wooden ones and wire and metal ones. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: Darin Gatti

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle info Date: 12/29/2005 7:23:03 PM

I found an old bottle while digging in my back yard and I would like to find out something about it but do not know where to start. The bottle is 8" tall, clear glass, crown top It looks machine made in a two part mold. The base and shoulder is round and the middle is six sided Embossed on the shoulder of the bottle is "W B CO" Embossed on the side of the bottle is: TANG-A-RANG REG.US.PAT.OFF. Toward the bottom of the bottle is embossed PAT. APPL'D FOR Embossed on the bottom of the bottle is: PHILA. CAP 7OZ. PA. My house was built in 1945 so I expect the bottle to be from the 40's or 50's I don't expect it to be very valuable I think it's an interesting bottle and would like to know more about it Attached are two pictures of the bottle  Thanks for your help Darin Gatti Attachment N3: 8.jpg Attachment N4: 9.jpg

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From: Jewell Tucker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: IMG_1108 Date: 12/29/2005 9:11:55 PM

Any idea the worth of this stone jug? on the jug MAX MILLER 133 BEALE STREET. MEMPHIS. The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments: IMG_1108   Attachment N1: IMG_1108.JPG

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From: robert margeson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle Date: 12/30/2005 1:29:30 AM

Dear digger, While I was digging one day for worms, I came upon a bottle, no chips no broken pieces, had to dig about 3 ft down to remove it. I live in Philadelphia where this bottle was found, heres what it read Joshua Longfields North of England Sauce Its a smoky clear glass. Any help would be appreciated Thanks Bob  

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From: David Feldman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Author Query Date: 12/29/2005 11:09:22 PM

Hi Digger, I'm an author in New York City, who answers questions sent in by readers. I'm working on my eleventh book of Imponderables right now, and researching the origins of "club soda." I noticed that one of your trademark labels was for Cantrell & Cocharane's "Super Carbonated Club Soda" -- it is on this page. http://www.bottlebooks.com/Carbonated%20Beverages/carbonated_beverage_trademarks%201890-1919.htm What startled me isn't the registration date (1906) but the "first commercial use" date (1877). Would you happen to know if that product is what we would now call Club Soda? If so, are you aware of any other sold so early? I am already going to cite your website, but if you could help me with this or know anyone who might be able to help, it would make the chapter that much better. Any help you could provide would be much appreciated. Best Wishes, -- David Feldman Join me at http://www.imponderables.com  

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From: Zena M Reitano-Nesting

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Date: 12/30/2005 6:26:00 PM

Hello.   I have gotten a 1/4 pt jar with P.C.G.W. embossed on the bottom. I've attached a couple of pictures. The top has a tin closure that is attached to the metal closure that pulls down to seal the jar. What info do you have on this jar? Value?   Also in the picture is a jar gripper and just another jar that I don't think has any value. Do you have any info on these items ? Thanks Zena  Attachment N1: DSC01358.JPG Attachment N2: DSC01357.JPG

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From: troyfam5

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gilbey whiskey bottle Date: 12/30/2005 6:45:24 PM

I have an old "Spey Royal" Gilbey whiskey bottle, limited edition, produced in Scotland, 4/5 quart, with musical and dancing Scotishman inside the bottle (works fine). Approximately, how much do you think this bottle is worth (see attached poictures)? Attachment N1: wiskey bottle 001.jpg Attachment N2: wiskey bottle 002.jpg Attachment N3: wiskey bottle 003.jpg

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From: Lori Erickson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about a Coca Cola Bottle Date: 12/31/2005 4:06:53 AM

To whom it may concern: I found a Coca-Cola glass bottle today. I am located in Guam and I know that Guam has seen World War 1 and World War 2. I was wondering if the bottle I found today was from either of the wars. I have attached a picture for you. -It's a clear thick glass bottle -It's says Coca-Cola -Below Coca-Cola it says Trade Mark - Towards the bottom of the bottle it says 7A (then a symbol with a circle and a dimond through it) then it has 44. I would appreciate any information you have on this bottle. Thank you, Lori  Lori Erickson

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From: PRyan10239

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wilken Family Date: 12/31/2005 8:59:45 AM

I have a half pint old whiskey bottle The Wilken Family Blended Whiskey, it has the State of Illinois Series D 1937 Alcoholic Liquor Revenue 1/2 pint stamp still on it. It is signed by Henry Wilken Sr. on the back. I also found a clear bottle with raised writing on the bottle, it says Healy & Bigelow's Kickapoo Indian Oil, 61/2 in. tall, 1.5 in across. I have attached a picture of both. Would appreciate all information you could give me on them. Thank you. Pat Ryan _PRyan10239_ ()   Attachment N1: bottles.jpg

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From: rebecca hansen -

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coke Bottle Date: 12/31/2005 2:05:30 PM

 Hello, I have a coke bottle one of the tall ones and its never been open, but it has a sun shine root beer cap on it I was wanting to find out if it is worth anything and if so how to find out and where to take it....... thank You, Becca

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From: Heather

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hudson Bay distillery Date: 12/31/2005 4:15:59 PM

Hi I have a bottle of whiskey that is from Hudson bay distillery in a crock with cork and part of tax label dated 1978 on the cork. The lid (Just cork in the crock now) for cork is missing. Still whiskey in the bottle. Anything you can tell me about it. Does it have any value. Heather Attachment N1: imstp_xmas05_en.gif

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From: CHAD R COGGINS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: gin bottle Date: 12/31/2005 9:29:51 PM

 Dear Digger,        I have a 1977 unopened bottle of hiram walker gin. bottle and label is in near mint condition and still has the tax seal across the cap. could you please tell me if I should drink it or save it as a collectable. is it worth anything?                           thankyou,

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From: Babylove1957

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles Date: 12/31/2005 5:38:06 PM

i have some old bottles that was found in a net from a fishing boat. I was wondering how I could find out if they were worth anything. Is there a website or somewhere that I could find out. Thank you. Mary  

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From: Leo W. Barter JR

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coca Cola Bottle Date: 01/01/2006 2:15:21 AM

Hi I was wondering if you could tell info on a coke bottle from Mass and it has an Elk head on the bottle from 1928 I think I have a picture of it for you I hope you get intouch with me soon thanks, thanks Leo Barter Jr Attachment N1: coke5.jpg

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From: Terry Willems

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wine bottles Date: 12/31/2005 11:25:03 PM

I am looking for Ripple wine bottles from the 1970's...hard to find. Any ideas?  

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