February 2006 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2006

From: Claudette e. Cunningham

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Common Angus & Co ink bottle

Date 02/01/2006 1:43:21 AM

I am not a collector just a school archivist. On the school property I have found a rectangular Angus & Co clear glass ink bottle with pen rest on each shoulder. It is 38 x 53mm - you will know the one. I realise it is fairly common but can you tell me anything about the company and the time span this bottle was in production? C Cunningham


Embossed Angus & Co. on the base

I was not able to find out about the company but the bottle is circa 1870-1900.

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From: Walter Barker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Golden Gate Bottling Works-San Francisco

Date 02/01/2006 4:20:01 AM

Greetings, Sir: Years ago while doing field work near Tonopah, NV, I found a small Amber beer bottle in a bush, inches above the rocky ground. On one side, an arc of raised letters reads GOLDEN GATE BOTTLING WORKS, while below are the raised lettered words SAN FRANCISCO. Above SAN FRANCISCO are a series of faint, embossed circles (representing awards?). On the other side of bottle is the raised side profile of a standing bear, holding a tall, narrow glass(?) of beer with a healthy head of foam . The raised letters TRADE MARK bracket the embibing bear. On the bottom of bottle is what appears to be RWC GW, and below, in raised numbers, 7 1/2. The W, if that is indeed what it is, is tilted to left and slightly overlapping both the R and the C. The bottle appears to have been made of five pieces, has half a dozen elongated bubbles, and internal cracks near the top of the neck--but otherwise intact, and unchipped. Have a clue? Thanks, Walt

The Golden Gate Brewery was in business 1907-1908, at that time they were experimenting with early compressed air bottle machines which often produced crude machine made bottles.  The large number of mold seams suggests this might be what was the case.  Digger

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From: Eric Gunderson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: crown royal

Date 02/01/2006 8:59:09 AM

Hey Bud, Have a 1965 unopened bottle of Crown Royal still in the box. Do you know what this would this be worth? ecgunderson Thank You

Between $40-80 Digger. 

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From: FeatherRos

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question

Date 02/01/2006 4:31:10 AM

Hi, I have an old whiskey bottle here from 1941 Schenley (Reserve Quality) also has an orange stamp on it (Like a postal stamp) on left side of stamp has perforated numbers 2768 & says 1/8 gallon tax stamp I guess! Bottom of bottle has dried up brown stuff in it. (probably whiskey) Not sure what I have here could you help me? (Back of bottle says Federal Law Forbids Sale or re-use of this bottle) Thank you, Donna

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From: nicole adam

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To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jacquin bottle

Date 02/01/2006 10:43:23 AM

I found a four chamber cordial bottle by Charles Jacquin. Can you help me see if it has a value or any information at all. Thanks Ben

I'd guess in the $15-20 range. Digger

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From: sharla & steve oh

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Leroux Liqueurs Bottle

Date 02/01/2006 12:16:00 PM

Hi, I have a brown bottle that is approx 8 in tall , bottom of battle approx 15 in around and gets more narrow at the top with a spout and handle.  There are two cork lids that are wooden on top. One has nothing on it the other has a pic of a globe with the words leroux liqueurs in all capital letters.  No other marks or writing anywhere on the bottle. Any help would be appreciated. Aprrox date of bottle and any value.  Thanks Sharla Marks

Seagrams purchased Leroux & Co. Cordial and Liqueur maker in 1960. It might have been a container for their Coffee and Brandy being sold about 1969.

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From: Elizabeth Falk  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: James e. pepper coin

Date 02/01/2006 12:58:28 PM

February 1, 2006 I recently received a James e. pepper, bourbon coin with "born with the republic" written on the coin. What would this be worth and what is it exactly? Any ideas? Let me know. -elizabeth prezfalk

The brand, James E. Pepper Bourbon goes back into the 1880s.  It was a well known brand by the mid 1890s. They were using the slogan as early as 1912.  I suspect your item is an advertising token, yes probably has a good value.  I just do not know what. Digger

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From: Eileen Zimmerman t

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: LAM

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Date 02/01/2006 3:17:12 PM

Do you have any information on lamps that came from the Larkin Co. I have a lamp that has a large pale yellow globe on the top and one on the bottom. It was originally an oil lamp but later made into an electric lamp. E. Zimerman ekzet

Larkin gave away a large number of lamp from the 1890s-1920s.

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From: lthomas ompasys

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Congress Hall Whiskey Bottle

Date 02/01/2006 5:10:36 PM

Hi Digger, I've researched, but cannot find anything on this bottle. 11. 5 inch tall by 4 inches at widest. Mold seam appears to stop just below the lip (has the concentric rings which would indicate machine tooled?) Has vent marks around the base. Cupped base, no tooling as far as I can tell. Anyhow, it's evident from the label that it is post-prohibition? I think.  Label Congress Hall Fleischmann Cos (in script) Maryland Rye Refilling Prohibited and Subject to Prosecution Just wondering how much it is worth. I'd rather not list it on e-bay, but sell it to a private collector.  Thank you for your help! -Lorna

The brand was advertised 1940-1941. Empty probably not more than $15-25.  Full $50-100. Digger

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From: Terry 1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle info Seagram

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Date 02/01/2006 6:19:12 PM

Digger, What a wonderful service. I inherited a pair of Seagrams bottles that look crystal. The label says made by Joseph Seagram and sons Lawrence Ind and Relay MD. The glass has diamond shaped marking some that is scored. It is approx 1 liter size And has the original red label. At the top and the bottom are inch size squares. The lip of the bottles is wavy. Appreciate any knowledge. Don't want to store forever if they are worthless.  Terry

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From: gardner, stuart centurytel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date 02/01/2006 8:17:21 PM

I have a cobalt blue bottle with Vertiable Pulverisateur and then Jacob in a little bit larger font . The bottom is squared and in the square looks like a small 3D sun. this is not an ordinary bottle you would see in Antique shops. How much do you think its worth?

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From: Judy Jiles  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coke bottle

Date 02/01/2006 10:43:35 PM

Dear Digger, When my Grandmother died, we found an old coke bottle in her cabinet. It is 24" tall, green glass, 1922. Someone told us that it was probably a display bottle. Any idea what it's worth? Thank you, Judy

$100-150

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From: CTLIPSCOMB

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old pepsi bottle

Date 02/02/2006 4:16:19 AM

Dear Digger, I have found this bottle on the shore of my North river home in Gloucester County, Va. I have taken many pictures of it and cannot find anything really close to it online. Can you please identify its age and value for me? Thanks, Christine Lipscomb PO box 51 Ware Neck, VA 23178 _ctlipscomb_ (mail

To:ctlipscomb) The bottle is 9 inches tall and 2. 25 inches wide Amber, brown in color with a seam up both sides of the bottle. The seam does not go up the neck of the bottle. There is a mark on the bottom in the shape of a cross but I don't think it is a pontil mark. (but it may be). The bottle reads Pepsi Cola Norfolk, VA on the front bottom of bottle and on the back reads "This bottle not to be sold under penalty of law" also located near the bottom of the bottle. The bottle has air bubbles in the glass. They are apparently there since the manufacture of the bottle. Bottle also has a few small raised dots in random areas all over the bottle (not many but some and they literally look like pin heads). Condition is oldoldold and very worn, but smooth and no cracks, scratched but not deep.  Anything you could tell me about the bottle would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again, Christine Lipcomb

Your amber Pepsi circa 1908 is not exceptionally rare as far as this type of bottle but is still quite valuable.  they usually sell $300-$400 depending upon condition.  Digger.

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From: LRTravelinggal

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Cleaning

Date 02/02/2006 5:49:37 AM

Hi, I have some old bottles that I want to sell and I know I need to clean them first. Could you direct me to where I could either find the information or buy a cleaning machine? Thanks for your time.  L RAYDER

I sell plans for building your own machine. Digger

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From: BRIAN & MICHELLE b

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 02/02/2006 1:22:19 PM

I have some bottles that are supposed to be rare called royal ruby. They are red with an anchor on the bottom, supposedly manufactured in the fifties in rhode island? If you could assist me with these I would appreciate it Thanks, Brian O`D

They are not especially rare and I believe were Schiltz beer bottles. Made in two sizes the smaller was 7 oz. Typically about $25 for the larger one.  Digger

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From: pontiled Van Gorder

To: Digger

Subject: Glass repairs.

Date 02/02/2006 4:46:31 PM

Hi Digger, just wondering if you knew of a reliable person for lip repairs, etc. I figured if any one would, it would be you.  Thanks, John (in Lexington, KY).

I do not know anyone who is presently repairing bottles using plastic resins.  I know some collectors are regluing tops on broken dug bottles, usually soda bottles.  the cut the bottle off with a diamond saw and glue a new blob on the sawed off neck.  Digger

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From: Mike and Steph Grim grm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 02/02/2006 4:55:23 PM

You had a woman ask about a pierre smirnoff bottle with 1818 on the back and the crown on the front. I have one also and it came from a house that no one has lived in for over 20 years and is being demolished. It was found in the cubboard with many other items, during cleaning things out prior to dozing. So I just wondered if there is a company that I can contact that might have more info. Thanks I also have a cod liver oil bottle, brown with fish scales going down each side. There is a cork, and some of the nasty stuff still inside.

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From: Jeff Baker oplanaz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Kellogg soda bottles

Date 02/02/2006 5:33:17 PM

Hi Digger, I wanted to compliment you on your website. There is a lot of useful information on it as relates to old bottles.  I do have a little more concrete information on Kellogg's soft drinks than is present on your website, and thought you might be interested in it.  According to the Kellogg Consumer Affairs Office, Kellogg's produced two different soft drinks: the Drinket from 1914-1921, and the Fizz-Aide between 1956 and 1958.  Sincerely, Jeff Jeffrey L. Baker, Ph. D Archaeologist EcoPlan Associates, Inc.  Mesa, Arizona


Circa 1917

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From: LRTravelinggal

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Bottle Cleaning

Date 02/02/2006 12:49:20 PM

Hi, Thanks for responding but I am an old lady with no mechanical abilities. Do you sell bottle cleaning machines? I am just trying to fix up some old bottles to sell that I bought. I appreciate your fast response and kindness.  L Rayder

No, I do not, sorry. Digger

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From: Laurie nelson ia

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 02/02/2006 7:10:19 PM

Hello there, Found a very unique bottle at a junk shop. It's emerald green, 81/4 in long, base a little under 2 in and kicked in, top is 1 in, looks, to my uneducated eye, an applied top, 2 seams on bottle side - if you look inside bottle it is sealed about where the top was applied. I don't know how to describe this, but the bottle sides look used - a lot of lines especially near base. It's heavy. Thanks! Laurie Nelson Magalia, CA

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From: fry0

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: liberty fruit jars

Date 02/02/2006 4:27:31 PM

i have a liberty fruit jar 6 oz. liberty 1776-1976 is imprinted on the jar. the lid has an American flag on it with liberty maraschino cherries. the bottom of the jar has the numbers 5, 12 and 76 with the letter I circled on it. the jar is in the shape of a liberty bell. is this jar of any value. thank you. b. fry

I found a set of five of them, two with lids for about $6.00 Digger

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From: connie roycroft inkok

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: uncle jo 1929ca.

Date 02/02/2006 11:12:07 PM

I was looking up uncle jo bottles to see who made them? My brother-in law found them when he was cleaning out a storage bld. in the 70"s for dr pepper co. or Pepsi. A lady name ed Debbie A ask about the in 2003 but you have not found an answer yet I hope this will help. On the bottom is pat. 30009 and date Apr. 2, 1929 w/Star on bottom brown in color. I have a case of them (24) with the wooden pop case too. Please see who made them.  Thank You Connie P S They were found in Texas.

I think the bottle design patent for Uncle Jo is shown above.  The bottle was designed by Joseph Glazer of Fort Worth Texas, so I'd guess the bottle was from Texas too. Well I still have not found out much except the Uncle Jo bottles sell for about $25-30. Digger

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From: PUPSCO

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Do you have any Green Mill Spring Beverage of Chicago bottles for sale?

Date 02/02/2006 6:58:58 PM

Hi! Do you have any Green Mill Spring Beverage of Chicago bottles for sale? Do you know where I can find any, including FIZ, Mr. Schnapp's and Wake-up.  Thanks, Pupsco

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From: Dino Canova a

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: rynbende bottle

Date 02/03/2006 7:12:01 AM

hi im from switzerland. I have found a rymbende gin stone bottle from 1885. are there people who buy things like that? whats the price of these bottles. the bottle is closed and there is in something. but she is not full.  greetings from switzerland dino

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From: cindy leedham

. ca. ca

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: HISTORY ON OLD BOTTLES!

Date 02/03/2006 8:30:38 AM

Hello digger. Recently we emailed you on a bottle we found in Pembroke. On the it has: E. Behan; Pembroke, Ontario. This is a clear glass bottle with bubbles in the glass and it is 9 inches in height in mint condition. Edward Behan had his own one roomed bottle business in his home. He blew his own bottle and put his name e and place of origin on it. He lived on Renfrew Street. In the early 1800's there was a big fire and it took his home and small gingerale business. I hope you enjoy the history as much as we do. It took alot of researching but it was all worth it. George and Cindy PEMBROKE, ONTARIO CANADA

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From: dori l

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fw: cannibg jar pitcher ball

Date 02/03/2006 11:52:18 AM

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From: dori

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Friday, February 03, 2006 11:51 AM

 

Subject: canning jar pitcher ball I have a 32 oz. Ball canning or fruit jar pitcher Ball and made in USA are on one side and the fruit design is on the other on the bottom it is marked B 3 This one has the handle and spout on the same side. I'm wondering if this is rare and if they purposely made them that way what was the reasoning. I'd also like to know if it has any value due to it's irregularity. There aren't any chips or cracks in it of any kind. Thanks

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From: folsedlt  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Questions

Date 02/03/2006 5:14:27 PM

I am helping sell many of the items from my late father's estate and found a charming bottle. I am attaching photos with an inquiry if you can tell me what type of bottle it is (whiskey?, food?) and the approximate date...and if you willing, some thoughts on about what I should ask for it.  Many thanks, Laura 

Could have been a whiskey, but it is known as a figural clown bottle, probably American in design circa 1890-1912 and valued about $75-100.

 

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From: Willtwills2003

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Antique

Date 02/03/2006 3:20:37 PM

I'm in possession of a small bottle of bourbon from the Geo. T. Stagg distillery, labeled "Antique. " It's obviously from the Prohibition era and is rather unique. Any idea where to find out more about the history of this particular item? I've sent an inquiry to Buffalo Trace but have not heard back from them. Any input would be of great help. Thanks. -Bill

George T. Stagg was  well known in 1880s.  He was advertising his brand of hand-made sour mash whiskey, O. F. C. bottled at the distillery, as the "Perfection of Distillation", claiming none less than ten years old in 1891-1899. He ran an advertising campaign in many cities across the country.  His company was The Geo. T, Stagg Co., Distillers, in Frankfort, KY. The Staggs, George and his wife liked deep sea fishing.  In 1891 in Fort Myers, Florida, where they were wintering, Mrs. Stagg hooked into a record sized Tarpon weighing 205 pounds. Like all whiskey distillers, production was suspended during prohibition.  By 1933, when prohibition ended, the Geo. T. Stagg Co. Inc. Frankfort, Ky was a division of Schenley Products Co. Inc. NY but still selling the O. F C. brand. In 1938 they were also advertising Stagg's Elkhorn Kentucky whiskey. In the 1940-1958 it was Old Stagg Straight Kentucky Bourbon which eventually by the 1960s became Geo. T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

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From: Elaine

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: D. Mitchell bottle

Date 02/03/2006 10:39:24 PM

I haven't mastered uploading photos yet, so will rely just on descriptions this time.  1) The first bottle is 5 inches tall with a rectangular bottom section and a round neck and spout . The bottom is flat. The color is a very light aqua. One edge of the bottle says "D. Mitchell. " The opposite side says "Rochester. N. Y. " There is a scrap of label that has handwritten words. The only words I can read are the second line that says "for sore throat. " The bottom section appears to have a seam on one corner, but the neck has none. Can you tell me anything about the use and worth of this bottle?

 

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From: SANDI6321

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 02/03/2006 7:41:48 PM

Do you have any thoughts regarding a 1930 HP HOOD bottle about 7" tall found in a basement? It is sealed with contents which are of unknown origin.  Any comments appreciated.

HP Hood & Sons of sold their milk through a network of 60 retail stores.

The company was established in 1868. So successful was this company that they were charged, along with the A & P Company with price fixing in 1963. Your milk bottle probably is worth $10-20. Digger

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From: Coolmom12129

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date 02/03/2006 7:50:36 PM

I have an old heaven hill kentucky straight bourbon whiskey bottle. Has embossed pic of mare and foal on front. Numbers on bottom are D 85 65 53. Have no idea what I'm doing just getting started thanks PAM


.Circa 1946

Probably not worth much more than $5-8.  Could be a newer one since the label in the botle shown was used at least through the 1950s.

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From: DD Schulze

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 02/04/2006 4:14:58 AM

a friend is visiting and started talking about an old bottle she dug up. it says Pepsi Kola Tablets. Have you heard anything about that? thank you dd schulze

PepsiKola (all one word) Tablets were being sold in 1912 by Kells Company, John St. Newburgh, New York. The name had nothing to do with the Pepsi Cola Company, rather the Pepsi stood for Pepsin or referenced the stomach.  Around the turn of the century the Kola nut was all the rage.  One ad for Kola Nervine Tablets, another brand, states, "For hundreds of years the natives of West Africa have known and applied the virtues of the KOLA nut. Dr. Charcot, the eminent French scientist, prepared a prescription upon which from freshly imported, undried, nuts, Kola Nervine Tablets are compounded. 

Her bottle is probably quite collectible.  Pepsi went after anyone who infringed upon their name.  In 1939, they sought an injunction against the Noxie-Kola Company who were claiming to be the rightful owners of the original Pepsi formula.  The Pepsi company accused them of fraudulently obtaining the formula while they were in the employ of the Pepsi company.

The only other reference was an ad dated 1901 for PepsiKola tablets, the tonic digestants, tone up the stomach and stimulate it to do it own work.  Have you Indigestion? Pepsikola Tablets will cure you. Free samples were being distributed by the Laxakola Co. 45 Vesey St, New York. Digger

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From: Donna Cross yt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coca Cola Bottle Question

Date 02/04/2006 8:19:23 AM

Hi Digger, Just happened across your site and I'm glad I did. I'm blue in the face trying to find this bottle.  It is a 1914 Coca Cola Soda Bottle with the name e of Joseph Biedenharm Candy Company on it. It is Amber in color.  Do you know the value of this bottle? Thank you so very much.  Donna Cross

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From: Sonia Hill

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Roots Pestachine Milk Glass Bottle

Date 02/04/2006 8:34:08 AM

Hello, I have collected and sold bottles many many years and have never seen this bottle and wondered if you have? It is milk glass 7 1/2 " tall tool lipped.  Someone decorated it years ago with leaves on one side and flower on the other. One panel says Roots and the other panel says Pestachine. ??????????? Thanks.  S. 

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From: MICHAEL MACHADO n

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Witches Bottle 1770

Date 02/04/2006 11:51:57 AM

Hello: I purchased an old farmhouse that was built in approx 1770 in New England. The sellers of the house gave to me the "witches bottle" that was alleged to have been removed from the foundation of the house. The bottle is approx 9 1/2 inches high, 3 1/2 inches in diameter...the bottle tapers to the rounded rim, which is approx 1 1/2 inches in diameter. The bottle is a clay (tan) color, and appears to be some sort of pottery. There are no markings on the bottle, other than a piece of concrete that is stuck to the side of the bottle. The bottom surface of the bottle has approx 70 curved ridges...appears to be from some sort of machine. Should I safeguard the bottle? I currently have it on a shelf where it could easily fall. Thanks, Mike

Sounds like a mineral water bottle. The marks are from the process used to make it.  I doubt you need be concerned, but better not take any chances.  Personally, I'd put it back.  Just Kidding Digger

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From: David Dixon ox

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cleaning Bottles

Date 02/04/2006 12:03:39 PM

Does the book "Secrets of Cleaning Bottles" have the directions for building a cleaner contained in it? Thank for the info - L. Dixon

YUP Plans

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From: Wyliefrm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old clay bottle.

Date 02/04/2006 7:07:47 AM

I was digging in Boston , putting an addition on a school that was built in 1829 , and I found a bottle that I think is clay , its brown , it seems to be like a one lieter. It is one foot tall , and three , and a half inches wide. Carved into the bottle say's , selters nassau with a bird in the middle with it looks like rr in the middle of the bird. on the back side , the number 23 is carved If you have , any info about this Thank you Jason.

Sounds just like the Witch bottle above.  I get many many questions about these bottles. My guess is it is similar to the bottle shown below. There seem to be dozens of different embossings and stamps on these.  Most sell in the $20-50 range. Digger

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From: l. Filiaggi  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Decanter

Date 02/04/2006 12:18:43 PM

Hi Digger, I have a question about the value of this decanter - it's still sealed, never opened with the whisky inside. Mint condition. The bottom reads: Old Time Coal Miner 1976 Collectors Limited Edition Commonwealth Distillery Company Louiville, Kentucky Hand Painted Porcelain Decanter "Container made in Japan" tag Please respond to rjf21hanks so much for your help!!! Jan

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From: Lovey ptd

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fw: bottles

Date 02/04/2006 1:44:54 PM

Hello, I found these bottles the other day and was wondering what they were. I have only been collecting bottles since last spring. I've tried to finf info on the net but to no avail. Could you recommend a good site with pics of bottles. Thank You Tina Love TAM aqua PA

 

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From: JESSNDEB209

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 02/04/2006 10:59:17 AM

1. One side has Baltimore Monument, the other has Sloop and the words Fells Point. 2. 1/2 pint in size 3. Pontil mark on bottom 4. Deep purple in color, way darker then amethyst. 5. Sheared mouth Any help would be appreciated! My husband found this bottle in San Francisco some 25+ years ago. The bottle is in excellent condition no chips, no marks. We have had it put away all these years and would like to know something about it. Thank you in advance for any light you can shed on the subject.

 

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From: SHRL237 tlnet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: McCormick&Co. Jar

Date 02/04/2006 4:15:12 PM

Digger, I found a small jar w/o lid near an old homestead. It's appro. 4" tall and is sort of triangle shaped with 5 ribs on each side. On the bottom is stamp "McCormick&Co. " 2nd line says "Des. Patent 89420" 3rd line says" -9" 4th line says "Baltimore, Md. " Looks as though there is symbol or possibly a A stamped below the 1st line. All I could find so far is it was possibly mfg. around 1889. Have just start my research and found your website. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, SHRL237

Commonly known as the bee poison. See April 2004 Questions and the link below.

http://www.bottlebooks.com/questions/Nov2001/history_of_the_mccormick_company.htm

 

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From: pgaldge

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com, pgaldge

Subject: Old Bottle We found

Date 02/04/2006 4:00:46 PM

I have attached a picture of an old bottle we found.  It has a wire around the neck and a rubber stopper attached to it for the top of the bottle.  Around the bottome it says 30 Fluid Ozs. with 4, 64 26 on one side and Higrade on the other side.  On the bottom it says Braddock PA with a triangle and a R in it. I can feel seams on both sides going down the bottle.  We have 6 total of these bottles.  We would appreciate any information you can give us.  Thanks, Jack and Patti Gallagher

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From: Bill Morrissey issey41

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: claw Bottle

Date 02/04/2006 7:35:06 PM

I saw on the internet that you answer questions on bottles. I can't seem to find anything on this Claw Bottle. See attached photo. There is a seam that runs front and back on the bottle but does not go up the neck. Any info you can give would be appreciated.  

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From: Cathy Atkins ins org

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: antique wine bottles

Date 02/04/2006 8:19:08 PM

We found 2 almost perfectly intact wine bottles during a house remodel. The bottles are from 1886 for an 1882 vintage wine and are from Inglenook vineyard. As I said, the bottles are in almost perfect condition and the labels are in great condition as well (a stain on one, likely from the wine and a slight wear spot in one label (perhaps even the same label)). I have attached photos of the bottles and the seals held in place on the bottoms of each bottle by wire mesh. Do you have any idea how much these might be worth or who I would contact about them? Thank you for any information you can provide.

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From: Lance Camus lidated

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: DSC01741.jpg, DSC01740.jpg

Date 02/04/2006 8:33:38 PM

hi how are you doing. I hope you don't mind me writing you, I have looked all over the internet looking to see what type of bottle this is. ive had it my whole life and never investigated it. until now, I just saw a bottle similar to mine on your site. this one was dug up at a construction site in galveston island texas in 1975, by a friend of the family , and he gave it to me. please tell me what it had in it and why does it have a round bottom. the seam runs up the side and has an added round top. if it had liquid in it, did it have a cork in it and wouldn't the ingredients leak out laying on its side all the time. so the year , and what it had in it and why is the bottom round did it come on a stand?haha thank you very much lance.

1880-1900 round bottom Ginger Ale soda bottle.  Very Common. Check the link below.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=lang_en&safe=off&q=round+bottom+site%3Abottlebooks.com&btnG=Search

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From: Charles ds

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hospital bottle

Date 02/04/2006 11:26:52 PM

Digger I have a bottle 11 1/2 in. tall with embossed on bottom with13 hospital liquids inc. 1845 it has a metal band with a metal bail to hang it upside down like a IV bottle, embossed on the side is a scale of 1000 cc to 0cc. The bottle is threaded on top. Any help appreciated.  Chuck Drnek

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From: carol gasper 4

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jim Beam

 

Date 02/04/2006 11:40:45 PM

I have a jim Beam

bottle that says ducks unlimited on it. is it worth anything thanks, carol

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From: KTLEE97

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 02/04/2006 7:22:24 PM

I have the whole original set of the Mccormicks Gun Fighter series. All the bottles are in like new condition with no chips or cracks. All the bottles are still full of the liquor and have the seals still on them. I received them as a gift from my grandparents years ago and I have no idea of what they are worth. I really have no use for them and am iterested in selling them. If you could help me out that would be great. Thanks

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From: BILL JULIANO l

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date 02/05/2006 3:24:06 PM

Network Blitz Hi Trying to find out the history age and value of this old jug approx 2 gal with corked top.  M. H. Haussling NJ RR Ave Cor Elm St Newark, NJ Thanks Bill Juliano A

 

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Subject: RE: Old bottle Hi Digger, Here is the bottle I've described. Someone suggested that the image was of someone blowing glass, which makes sense. Let me know if you would like other views. Thanks very much for having a look.  Tracie  _____

From: Digger [mail

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com] Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 11:06 AM

From: tebunton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 6:20 PM

 

Subject: Old bottle Hi, I have a bottle I bought at at Baltimore yard sale. The bottle is a flask, open pontil, aqua, about 8-9 inches tall. The lip is flared but then it has a slightly thickened area below the lip. There are bubbles all through it and it is embossed on one side with a crude molten glass stamp with a figure that looks like a revolutionary soldier with a musket. It is very rough looking (meaning not at all fancy) and a bit lopsided, as if it were made for function, certainly not for beauty. I can't see any chips or cracks, though.  I was wondering about the value if you could guess, or how I might go about figuring it out. Thanks.  Tracie

To: tebunton

Subject: Re: Old bottle Tracie, I really need to see a picture to determine if you have something good or not. I cannot tell from the description.  Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

To: tracie bunton

Subject: Re: Old bottle I still cannot quite determine the age from the photo...but...either it is very old or very new as in a reproduction.  You are going to have to look at the base for wear marks and the the lip for mold seams to be sure.  Still can't say much sorry. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

 

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From: Ryan Goode  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old Trail

Date 02/05/2006 9:06:09 PM

Hello Sir,  I recently came upon a pint bottle of "Old Trail" (Louisville) Kentucky whiskey while doing some demo on a building. The bottle is clear glass with all the labels intact and very readable. The bottle has a twist cap (some metal of sorts) and has an embossed 45 on the bottom (date possibly as the building was erected around that time). There is a Wisconsin tax stamp near the neck of the bottle along with embossed "sale is prohibited" (or along those lines). I do not currently have the bottle in possession but can retrieve if any other information is needed. I have tried to do a little research on "Old Trail" but have found next to nothing. Great appreciation if you could give some insight on history and value! Thank you kindly Goody

All I found was reference in 1953 to Old Boone Trail Kentucky Whiskey. Digger

 

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From: Goldstein Rachel . Rachel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 02/05/2006 9:39:03 PM

I found 2 old whiskey bottles while taking down the walls of an old house we bought. They say "Berry's Diamond Wedding Whiskey Blend. Bottled by W. H. Murphy, Hotel Imperial, Brighton, Mass. " There were newspapers from 1912 next to the bottles, so I'm guessing that's roughly their age. The bottles are 1/2 pint, have a paper label, and have the original cork in the top. Can you give me any info on these bottles, or direct me to someone who can? Thanks. Allan

C. Berry & Co. 84-88 Leverett St. in Boston owned the brand in 1910. Yours sound like smaller versions of the bottle shown.

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From: Linda Stanley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: R. F. Rakes

Date 02/06/2006 3:03:43 AM

Ran across your question in 2004 to Digger. Do you still have the Rakes distillery container? Linda Stanley Special Projects Coordinator Franklin County Historical Society Rocky Mount, VA

I think you must have read a question and assumed I had the bottle. Sounds like you know something about it.  Digger

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From: TAM

my Harrington rington

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Stitzel-Weller whiskey bottle

Date 02/06/2006 1:40:08 PM

I have a whiskey bottle. The bottom says "federal law Forbids reuse of this container" L-9534, D-379, 55 61, and a 3 out to the side. It has the the O with the I in the middle which I believe is the Ohio-Illinois Bottle Group. It still has part of the Stitzel-Weller Distributing label and a sticker that says Texas State Liquor with what I believe is a tax ID number. It is covered with a silver paint, I Think and it is shaped like a candelabra. Even the bottle cork has a hole in the top where you could put a candle, but I can't not find a picture of this it anywhere. I was hoping you could help.  Thanks, TAM

my Harrington

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From: JORJAY8

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: grandmothers bottle

Date 02/06/2006 9:18:00 AM

I found a ruby colored bottle that was my grandmothers. It has a picture of a flower on it. (pressed in it, raised) and it says WHEATON, NJ on the bottom. Could you tell me any information on it? Is it worth anything? How old?  Thank you, Cilla

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From: TempPurchasing asingline

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: WHEATON BOTTLES

Date 02/06/2006 3:11:05 PM

I just purchased 3 colored glass wheaton bottles. They are not old. I would like to learn more about them. Where can i purchase a book? I don't like to order online. Thank you, sharon p. S. - one of them is a "bitters" bottle and the other is a purple "man-shaped" bottle.

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From: Christopher Christiansen erchristiansen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Chestnut flask

Date 02/06/2006 7:26:38 PM

Dear Digger, I recently purchased what believe to be a chestnut flask, or something like it. It is about 10 inches high, flattened, olive green and pontiled. However, it has a flared lip. I can't find anything like it (with a flared lip that is). Could you suggest any possibilities for what it was used for, and how much it might be worth? Thanks, Chris  

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From: oneneata

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: o. d. guilfoil bottle please help

Date 02/06/2006 8:05:14 PM

I found this bottle it is a clear bottle with a dried blue substance on the inside, it scratches out easily. It has catholic symbols on both sides on the bottom it has''designed by o. D. Guilfoil'' ''patent applied for'' lower middle ''1680''. Any information is welcome like how old? If you know what it was used for?if its worth anything $$$$ or historical value. Thank you for your time please reply back one

 

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From: NormsPLUMB

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cutter Lab Bottle

Date 02/06/2006 5:58:41 PM

Hello, I dug this Cutter Labs bottle while metal detecting. Bottle height about 1 15/16" I googled "Cutter Lab" and see the info on Polio Vaccine. I don't see any bottles with the Cutter lettering. I guess this not old, just want info. Is it worth holding on to? Jerry Crocker Oxnard, CA Norms PLUMB

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From: Lisa Michele Heath  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Marlboro Jar!

Date 02/06/2006 11:08:43 PM

Hi Digger - We found an old quart jar at my husbands great grandparent house. It is very simple and just reads MARLBORO around the top and ONE QUART around the bottle. Clear in color. The bottom of the jar reads 1555 With a M in the middle G-7037! Could this jar be worth anything ? I can send pictures if needed!! Thanks for helping! Lisa Heath

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From: DisStain

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Blue Ribbon Amber colored milk bottle

Date 02/06/2006 7:22:14 PM

Hi Digger, I found a Blue Ribbon Amber colored milk bottle about a year ago. I haven't been able to find a single thing about it. I asked a few people who know quite a bit about milks and they said they've never seen one, and they've usually given me a monetary estimate of $75. Do you have any information about my bottle? Front view: Back view: Thank you for your time, Lauren Womble, Hinds Co, Miss.  

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From: Johannasiple

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 02/06/2006 8:08:30 PM

I have found a bottle about 6" in height. It is clear and it obviously does not have a screw top. There are inscriptions on it, on one side it says NAJOUTER FOIQUALA SIGNATURE Ed Pinaud? The other side of the bottle on the lower part says Ed Pinaud Paris with some type of a plant. On the very bottom it says BOTTLE PROPERTY OF PINAUD INC NEW YORK REC. It is a clear glass and the only damage to it that some of the lip has chipped off. It needs to be cleaned but I'm sure of the inscriptions on it. Could you tell me more about it?

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From: Canpen35

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 02/06/2006 11:50:44 PM

hi I recently discovered a bols ballerina bottle. it has a ballerina music type box in the center of it. and it still unopened. all original lables on it to and I was wondering if u could give me a little info about were its from and how old it is. thankyou,

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From: PETER ATKINS insernet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 02/07/2006 7:33:18 AM

Hi, While digging in my garden I recently found a glass seal which has the words "Pyrmont Water" around a coat of arms. Can you please tell me anything about it? Regards Peter

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From: fisherd

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Etched Clear glass Seltzer bottle

Date 02/07/2006 8:56:45 AM

Digger, Good morning.  I have recently purchased at auction two Seltzer bottles. They are both clear glass and have a metal top that appears to be pewter. The bottles are etched in Block letters. The etched label reads Union Bottling W'ks around the top of an oval and Cleveland, O around the bottom of the oval.  Inscribed into the base of the metal petcock (seltzer top with lever and spigot) if Union Bottling Works Cleveland, Ohio.  On the bottom of the bottle it reads not for sale must be returned I have tried to research this bottle and have found nothing on Union bottling works in Cleveland, Ohio. I have found information about a Union Bottling works in Georgia that eventually became Royal Crown Cola.  I purchased these bottles at an auction with mostly old Coke collectibles.  Any help you can provide would be much appreciated Regards Don Fisher

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From: Bobby Matz _angels_05

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Arrowhead Water

Date 02/07/2006 9:18:04 AM

Digger  I have found a 5 gallon arrowhead puritas water bottle with the number 56 on the bottom. It has a liped top, the seams do not go all the way up to the lip, it has two seams that run on each side. It also has pictures raised on the glass of arrowheads and a stair step box symbol. I have done some research and it was made between 1884-1903 when the water company changed its name e from arrowhead puritas brand to arrow head pruitas water inc. In 1903 they changed their name e again to arrowhead water. What else can you tell me about this if anything. Thank you  Bobby

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From: Dawnebf

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 02/07/2006 6:59:02 AM

I have a complete set of an Old Crow Chess set. They are whiskey decanter playing pieces. DO you know who I could contact to see the value of these bottles?

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From: Karen Rossini mtholyoke

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ?U. S. Army flask

Date 02/07/2006 12:00:08 PM

Hi, I have a round bottle with a picture (photo in the glass)of a Lieutenant with U. S. stamped on the back. I just can't seem to find any info on this bottle. It even has the name e of the lieutenant under his picture. It looks like some kind of flask. (screw on top) Please give me some direction, Thank you Karen

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From: Kevin  one

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Jars

Date 02/07/2006 1:17:00 PM

Hi I read the below message and I also have some of these jars and what are they worth? Sonshine003

From: Autumngranne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Jar

Date 06/30/2005 8:17:37 AM

I got 11 old regular mouth and 1 wide mouth Ball Ideal canning jar they are white the info on them are pat D. July 14, 1908. They have wire to hold on the tops are glass What are the value of these they are in excellent shape. Thank you Abbie Birch Somerset KY

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From: Eileen Zimmerman t

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Lamps

Date 02/07/2006 1:57:44 PM

Thanks for the information. Can you tell me where I could find a catalog from Larkin.

Subject: Lamps  Do you have any information on lamps that came from the Larkin Co. I have a lamp that has a large pale yellow globe on the top and one on the bottom. It was originally an oil lamp but later made into an electric lamp.  E. Zimerman ekzet

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From: Jim Hill rmmm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bols bottle question

Date 02/07/2006 8:01:57 PM

Greetings, attached are pictures of a Bols bottle that my dad got from a cousin in Canada years ago. I have not been able to find out anything about it.  Help! Thanks much Jim Hill

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From: Kerry Jaggers grandecom

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cognac napoleon grande fine champagne reserve 1802

Date 02/07/2006 8:39:59 PM

I have a bottle of cognac champagne the front labels says cognac napoleon grande fine champagne reserve 1802. e. piercel de saint-jacques. the back label says ce produit provient de la province de champagne (france) pierre celestin. de la maison de saint jacques, reserve 1802. etait le fournisseur officel de l'empereur napoleon 1er. The bottle's color is blue-green and the label is similar to a brown paper bag. It has a copper wire net on it. The neck of the bottle is covered in a sandy grit. I would like to now if you know anything in regards to this bottle. Please e-mail me, and thank you for your assistance.  Kerry Jaggers

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From: chad carroll rollepc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 02/07/2006 9:39:16 PM

Do you know anything about Monte Cassino bottles?

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From: Chad Carroll roll

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Monte Cassino Bottle

Date 02/07/2006 9:47:50 PM

I have 2 Monte Cassino bottles from Covington, Ky. I can't find a single thing on them except they are having an exibit on the Monks who made the wine in these bottles, and that one of the bottles is an artifact. Any info on them? How about prices?

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From: Joy  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

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

Hi, Have a question for you sir. enclosed is several pics of a bottle I found in a box of dishes from an estate auction. On the bottom is the word france. There are 2 seams going up to the lip. Can you give me any information and if it is an older piece. Thanks, oh and by the way I found your site very interesting and informational. Will be buying a couple of your books I do believe. Thanks in advance for you help.  Sincerely Joy Wood 

 

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From: Davidc885

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Delaware punch bottle

Date 02/07/2006 8:08:33 PM

I recently found a 73/4 inch clear Delaware punch bottle. It is a three sided bottle. There is a recessed band with : min conts. 6 fld. ozs patented march 4 1924. There is three recessed embossed sides. on side one: Delaware Punch. On side two: Delaware, (the what looked like a chalice) and the words: trademark, registered. On side three: non-alcoholic, imitation punch, artificial color and flavor. There is a small triangle with a 5 on one side of it and a 7 on the other. Inside triangle looks like IPG. On the bottom of it: Sonora, Calif and the chalice looking emblem. Any information on it would be appreciated. Also what would be the value of it? Thank You, David Costa

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From: Cynthia Hogan ogan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wiser's oldest 1966

Date 02/08/2006 7:44:59 AM

Hello I hope you can help.  I have 4 unopened bottles of Wiser's oldest Whisky. The whisky is aged 18 years and the tax stamp date is 1966.  I am curious. Are these very rare? Are they valuable? Are there collectors? Can you put me in touch with someone who might be able to answer these and other questions I have about these bottles. Thank you for you time Dirk Hogan P. S. If anyone asks they are not for sale! Enjoy your Day!

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From: mplandplan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: log cabin bottles

Date 02/08/2006 6:53:43 AM

We have acquired about 8 of the commemorative log cabin syrup bottles (1776-1976) but don't know exactly how many variations were produced. Where would I get a complete listing of what bottles were made?

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From: Stewart, Michael, L ewart. gov

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fun Stuff!

Date 02/08/2006 1:05:10 PM

What a fun website. I have a question, but will defer it until I can send along a picture. But, I would love to contact some of the folks whose questions are listed. Is there a way to contact them? Did I miss something? Thank you! CactusMikeot

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From: Joshua Kirk  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: what bottle do I have

Date 12/08/2005 2:16:07 PM

p. moller ol jecor cadorver christiania

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From: Vandy erizon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey Cocktail Bottle Identification

Date 02/08/2006 8:52:46 PM

Hey Digger,  I love visiting your website. I'm new at bottle digging and recovered an unusual bottle in a Civil War period hutsite. I also dug a pickle bottle and a green wine bottle in the same hut. This Whiskey Cocktail stands exactly 10 inches tall and exactly 4 inches in base width. The embossed tag has a glass necklace and says "Whiskey Cocktail...S. M & Co...N. Y. ". It is a Amber color throughout with small ribs flowing from the base to the beginning of the neck. Please help me in identification, rarity, value or any other information.  Thanks, Dave in Virginia

 

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From: GLORIA PEAVEY COLE aveycole

To: Digger

Subject: Need Appraisal Please

Date 02/09/2006 9:34:14 AM

Dear Digger, I have a two bootles that my uncle dug up the first is about 7 1/2 inches tall still has the metal cork thing in the tip of the bottle. The front of the bottle reads in raised letters PEOPLES BOTTLING WORKS JACKSONVILLE FLA. The bottom of the bottle reads DIXIE on the back of the bottle it reads THIS BOTTLE TO BE RETURNED . The seem stops about 1 inch from the tip of the bottle.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The next bottle is a round bottom bottle color aqua or green blob top seem stops about 1 inch from the tip of the bottle. The bottle reads BELFAST on one side and ROSS +S in raised letters on the other side small chip on the blob top. Thanks I love your web site

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From: Sleeping Bear hms

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ceramic collectable

Date 02/09/2006 9:56:03 AM

HI: We have a collectable Limited Edition Ceramic Wild Turkey Whiskey bottle It's No. 6 bottle 185. I think it is the best design although they were looking for these in the 70's and offering more for the Bicentinnial edition.  I drank the whiskey with my Grandmother in 1976 (the year, I believe) they made these. The bottle is in good condition with the paper seal still there near the cork.  Any suggestions on how to go about selling this? Thanx! Jeff

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From: mandy hall  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 02/09/2006 10:27:35 AM

: 8bit I Have a '14 1/2 ozs. Lydia e. pinkham

's vegetable compund' clear it has a six on the bottom and it doesn't have any other markings. How old and how much would this bottle be worth its in mint condition. .

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From: jim foley  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: this bottle is a mystery to me

Date 02/09/2006 10:48:40 AM

Hi Digger, I picked up this bottle to add to my collection, but after 3 weeks of continual searching, I have not found out anything about it. I have found similar styles, shapes and pontil markings, but the front pattern and lip on this bottle have me confused. The pontil is approx. 1/4" deep, the bottle measures (without the stopper) approx. 8 5/8" tall, approx. 5 1/4" wide at the widest part, and approx. 3" thick. The blue coloring on the bottle is on the outside and appears to be applied. original or not?? The back of the bottle has a full sunburst pattern. The word across the top of the bottles front is FRIENDSHIP. I would be very greatful for some help. I do have some of my collection insured, and don't know if this one is worth insuring. Would appreciate all the help you can give me. (such as age, origin, history and price) Thanks. (have included all the pics I have, if you need more, please let me know. ) Barb JIM & BARB

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From: Lee Ann Eckroade 0

To: Jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles for daughters wedding

Date 02/09/2006 10:53:42 AM

I had writting in January about my daughter getting married. I have gone thru the bottles and looked thru the books I have there is one bottle that is worth the most that is J. Esposito, koka nola, clear color 812-14 Washington Ave. Phila, Pa. registered. On the back on the bottom it says this bottle is never sold. In the book I have it says it worth 1100. 00. There are a few chips in the bottle and on the bottom which I know will bring down the price what should I ask for this bottle. I want to get the best price I can without ripping someone off or the bottle not selling at all.  Thank You Lee Ann Eckroade

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From: snowbumbeck comcast

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Leroux Liqueur bottle

Date 02/09/2006 12:59:13 PM

 I have two 8 inch Leroux Liqueur bottles that were given to me ten years ago. Each Bottle looks like and old fashion cowboy coffee pot. They're made of pottery, have a high gloss finish, one is a deep coffee brown, the other is almost black.  Each has a handle and a pour spout. The pour spout corks fell apart years ago. Each also has a center cork with a plastic like top. On the top of the plastic it is embossed with the with a globe of the earth and a ring around it like satern, on the that ring it says LEROUX LIQUEURS. One of the bottles has USA stamped on the bottom.  Do these bottles have any value? I make my own coffee Liqueur and do use and enjoy them and would like to know if I should just put them away for safe keeping? Any information you could give me would be appreciated.  Snowbumbeck

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From: pontiled Van Gorder

To: Digger

Subject: My new website

Date 02/09/2006 1:08:39 PM

Hi Digger, this may or may not be up your alley. Either way, I had a lot of fun making it. If you find it interesting enough, perhaps you could link it up, as I have your site.  Thanks, John.

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From: Barbara Lockwood scondido. ca. us

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: southern comfort

Date 02/09/2006 6:29:07 PM

Hi, I am a park ranger. While doing some repairs to some old outbuildings the Ranch aty our preserve, we found two Southern Comfort bottles. My guess is that they are from the "60s++. They have gold plastic, ridged shot glass type lids that at one time had a paper seal over them. the tops are narrow. the numbers on the bottom are N (in a square) 1 (the ither says 7) then R-424, 66 and 72 one on top of the other. Can you give us some info. Could have been kids drinking or maybe the ranch hands. the Ranch has not been occupied since the "70s. Thanks, Barbara Lockwood

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From: Fan49ersfan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What kind of Jar is this?

Date 02/09/2006 2:24:06 PM

I found this jar and can't seem to find out what it is anywhere. Can you please help me. It is 2 1/2" tall, clear, has some small air bubbles in the glass itself, has two lines on going from top to bottom, PAT1759866 is printed on the bottom of the jar. It also has a 3 with a circle around it. On the inside of the jar there is a glass divider at the top to one side. If you have any questions please contact me. I have attached some pictures for you.  Toby

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From: Klaire Blahut uno

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Welchs Grape Juice question

Date 02/09/2006 11:11:35 PM

In the mid 1950's I remember that Welch's Grape Juice had 4 small bottles that were in a paper carrying container and each of the 4 partitions of the container were printed with furniture to look like rooms.... like a doll house. They also had larger individual glass bottles shaped like various Howdy Doody characters with a slot in the lid so you could use them as banks. I've never ever seen any of these in antique stores and they are a fond childhood memory. Are they around? Are they valuable? I'm curious. Thanks for any info !!

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From: jason schweigert weigert

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Elephant Bottle

Date 02/10/2006 1:11:59 AM

HI,  I recently acquired this bottle. It was part of my great grandmothers elephant collection. Upon inspecting it I found some unusual verbage & was wondering what you can tell me about it. It stand about 1 foot tall by five inches wide & 2-3 inches thick. It says on the back of the bottle"Federal Law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle, Regal China D-334-145-56 Copyright cmiller56 Pat pending"  Thanks, Jason

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From: Frank rocast

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found a bottle

Date 02/10/2006 12:48:19 PM

I found a bottled half buried on my property, It's 6and 3/4" tall and 2 and 3/4" wide. Written on the side of the bottle is Send For Our Catalogue  Glenbrook Distilling Co Boston Mass. The bottle would have had to have had some sort of a "stopper" for a top. Any Info would be Great !

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From: Roxanna Johnson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 02/10/2006 1:34:31 PM

Digger, Recently I dug up a beer bottle. I have no pictures of yet, I've looked in all of my books and I can't find nothing on it and I have some good books! Its Amber , iron pontil, tool lip, and embossed NORTH BOTTLING WORKS S. F-CAL WITH A EMBOSSED STAR and its a 4 piece mold and with maybe inch of a seam lineit dosen't come close to the middle of the neck of the bottle. I would like to know any kind of info on it. My husband is jealous shoiuld he be or not ?! Roxanna

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From: ROSCOE WALKER tioncourierservice

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: NYALS HIRSUTONE

Date 02/10/2006 3:01:22 PM

Hi digger , I found a bottle in my back yard last year when I was putting up my posts for my deck. Can you tell me its age and its value. The bottle is brown glass, height 6 1/2 inches . The label is is excellent condition, on the label it says nyals hirsutone alcohol 15 percent. Big bold letters A HAIR TONIC 5 1/4 oz Aids in the removal of dandruff and in preventing the hair from falling out The frequent use of this preparation tends to keep the scalp in a healthy condition. Valuable foe preserving the natural beauty and luster of the hair is absolutely harmless PRICE 50 CENTS NYAL COMPANY DISTRIBUTORS DETROIT, MICH U. S. A. Any information would be very helpful thanks in advance Roscoe

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From: jim foley  

To: Digger

Subject: Re: this bottle is a mystery to me

Date 02/10/2006 3:09:03 PM

Thanks Digger, hubby is now happy. That was some quick work. Have refered your site to a few other people, Just to keep you busy. lol. thanks again. Barb Digger bottlebooks wrote:  1970s value $5-10 repro Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: jim foley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 10:48 AM

 

Subject: this bottle is a mystery to me Hi Digger, I picked up this bottle to add to my collection, but after 3 weeks of continual searching, I have not found out anything about it. I have found similar styles, shapes and pontil markings, but the front pattern and lip on this bottle have me confused. The pontil is approx. 1/4" deep, the bottle measures (without the stopper) approx. 8 5/8" tall, approx. 5 1/4" wide at the widest part, and approx. 3" thick. The blue coloring on the bottle is on the outside and appears to be applied. original or not?? The back of the bottle has a full sunburst pattern. The word across the top of the bottles front is FRIENDSHIP. I would be very greatful for some help. I do have some of my collection insured, and don't know if this one is worth insuring. Would appreciate all the help you can give me. (such as age, origin, history and price) Thanks. (have included all the pics I have, if you need more, please let me know. ) Barb  JIM & BARB

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From: Peter Grimaldi velocity

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: questions about some new found bottles

Date 02/10/2006 3:53:43 PM

Could you please help me -  1 bottle is 7" tall, aqua in color, circle on front J. P. F & CO. contains these letters H'B'G PA 1 bottle is 6 1/2" tall, aqua in color  on the front it has  J KOLB  ERIE PA  on the bottom there is a large K l bottle is 7 1/2" tall, aqua in color  4" across no wording strap type sides 1 bottle is 2 1/2" tall, aqua in color triangular shaped, resembles a bottle that might have been used for ink for writing.  Would appreciate any type of information on these. Thank you, Donna

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From: Tony Moller comcast

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bear Figural bottle

Date 02/10/2006 3:57:12 PM

I received this when I was round 7. it was painted white and set up as a lamp. Luckly the wire went to the socket not thru the bottle. I believe it is an applied face "Kummel Bear" the glass is a black / purple milkglass. But I have not seen this one in pictures, other variations much cruder. I guess this was what got me hooked on bottle ( Digging ) collecting. I do recall seeing something on it in the 80's and value on it then was $1500.00 / $2500.00 could this be true? What ever information you could provide, would be appreciated.

Here is the Kummel Bear and also "Sunburst " flask not sure if its CT. or NH.  

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From: LrolemR

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Canadian whiskey

Date 02/10/2006 11:41:53 AM

I have a full bottle of Canadian Rare Mark IV Canadian Whiskey is what it says on the label, also 86. 8 proof Quart. its never been opened. Someone gave it to me today, should I drink it or is it worth something. The #'s on the seal is 623000703. Any info would be appreciated Thank you Ron Lesmerises

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From: Chaney1356

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 02/10/2006 3:36:27 PM

blob top hutchinson stopper it reads on the bottom the liquid found in pike county indiana

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From: Russell Hinkle nklee

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 02/10/2006 9:56:52 PM

We have a Miniature Owens Oval bottle that roughly the height of a nickel. Very good condition with the cork still in the bottle. Label a bit faded but my wife who has good eyes was able to read from the Miniature Owens Oval. First Smallest Bottle Blown on an Automatic Machine.  A picture is attached.  Any guidance here would be appreciated.  Russell

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From: justin wilks ksv

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 02/10/2006 10:37:18 PM

I have a conical shaped bottle about 6 inches high, on the bottom, it has a 3 than LP in a keystone and 48. it is stained with oil. screw top with seam going through it. It also has a not straight line going around the bottle. the base, two sides top and handle all seam to be different pieces I think. any ideas? forgot picture

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From: GatesLynnA

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD BOTTLE'S

Date 02/10/2006 7:56:53 PM

Digger' i have alot of old bottles that i have found over the years i don't know much about them but i like the way they look anyways i have a old bottle that says dr. H. S thacher'sworm syrup chattannooga'tenn the bottle is 10/in tall and one in wide ifound it by the chahoocie river in columbus georgia ......i have one more bottle that i have found i know nothing about it has on the bottom rashton wo. weny nc. usa it is black and 3inches tall 2 inches wide can you tell me about them maybe hoe old they are ? THANKS YOUR FRIEND

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From: Clare uticom

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mt Vernon

Date 02/11/2006 10:03:51 AM

Well I hope you can help. This is a little 3" white procelian bottle, like a scent bottle, hand painted with little flowers on the bottom "Mt. Vernon. Va" is clearly painted in black letter over a gold background. Now it is probably just a souvenier, but I can not find anything out about it. Clare J Denny

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From: Jab53

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: decanters

Date 02/11/2006 7:45:09 AM

HI, cleaning out an old house I found 2 erza brooks decanters, one is a blue and gold macaw with the numbers 7242 stamped under "Rf", and the oher is a snowy egret w I think the number is 2060 or 206D. They both have a 1980 date on it. can you tell me about it? Thanks, joy Los Angeles

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From: RANDY SMITH bc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 02/11/2006 12:46:18 PM

Hi,  Have a bottle here it has raised letters--jas. stenston on one side--chicago, ILL s on the other, opal light blue, 6 1/2 inches tall, BIM, blob top, base-open pontil, condition-good with bubbles.  Any info on this bottle will be gratefully appreciated. vonren1

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From: Monica Seville ville

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date 02/11/2006 1:24:02 PM

My husband has a very strange bottle. The bottom is a small leather pouch and the top is like a regular cork bottle top. Have you ever heard of these? If so could you give us some info on them and their appox. age and worth and what they were used for? Thank you. Monica Seville

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From: Mary MacArthur rtelco

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 02/11/2006 1:24:00 PM

I found a bottle and am trying to find out if it has any value. Please tell me where I can get information. The bottle is 11" tall and has Maryland Monogram

Rye cut into the bottle. It is a pale lavendar in color. Please give me any info you can by return e-mail. Thanx.

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From: Ron (letsbusit) usit

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: perfume decanter

Date 02/11/2006 4:55:00 PM

I recently found a perfume decanter, it looks like the top is a crystal ball but the base is glass, there is a silver ring around the top stopper with the initials hs and a very small picture of a horse, dog/cat and something else carved beside the initials. Could you tell me if there is any information on this. Thank-you

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From: Sharon stephens peoplepc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 02/11/2006 5:08:00 PM

My husband has a jar that we would like to know more about. It has the wire close on the top and the bottom of it says Cleveland Fruit Juice Company with the #14. The bottom of the jar looks like one side of it is thicker than the other. Hope this is enough information. Thanks

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From: Lesley Dexter c

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: poison

Date 02/11/2006 6:50:22 PM

hi Digger, I recently found an old poison medicine bottle in my aunt's basement. Its about 8 inches high and the lable says:"l something (achemical then under it it says take orally/regualy at the bottom it has a red and white lable that says"Poison! toxic/ caution" with a skull and cross bones. I touched the poison lable and half of it fell off I picked it up put it in my pocket. but when I took it out it had disinigrated. ! help is there a way to get another poison lable.

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From: pontiled Van Gorder msn

To: Digger

Subject: New website

Date 02/11/2006 9:27:45 PM

Hello Digger, Sorry you didn't find my four months of endeavor worth commenting on. I really only sent it to you, personally, because I'd always looked up to you in the bottle world. Perhaps it just didn't suit your particular taste. I don't like to pester disinterested parties, so I won't bother you again. No hard feelings; I was just a tad disappointed, that's all.  John

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From: Jean-Paul Boudreau skylark

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: elix. paregoric

Date 02/11/2006 9:43:07 PM

Dear sir, My name e is J. P. Boudreau, I have abottle with a intact paper label From around 1885. It reads Elix. Paregoric prepared by A. S. Davis Chelsea Mass. It is approximately 4. 5 inches tall with 12 sides aqua in color. If you could give me a value or any info I would greatly appreciate it. Sincerely Jean-Paul Boudreau Gloucester, Mass.

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From: peggy pabay

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 02/12/2006 9:16:35 AM

Digger I found this bottle recently and hope you can give me an approximate age, use, and value. It is a barrel shape Amber bottle marked with Chapin & Gore twice on the neck. Federal law fobids sale or re-use of this bottle, in top two rings. A 3 on the back in the center of the bottom ring. Two vertical seams with a smooth flat top. The bottom has a saturn type emblem with a 1in the center of the emblem. In the center of the bottle bottom is D 9 over 65. 51. Is 8"tall , 3 1/4" dia at bottom, 1 5/8" at top with a 7/8" smooth opening. Here are a couple of pictures I hope this helps. Thank You, Les g

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From: Malc G. 4nwo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: AIDEE LIQUER BOTTLES CHERRY BRANDY

Date 02/12/2006 12:57:19 PM

hi I have 2 of the above bottles one with the picture of an orange seller and the other one selling lavender. they have been in my mums home for many many years, could you tell me how old they migt be and how much they might be worth. many thanks regards sue garbutt. .

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From: tina hartley be

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I dug this bottle still with the hutchison wire in it

Date 02/12/2006 2:11:40 PM

We live in a property that was a confederate encampment. I always dig out things, mostly broken. This bottle was all in 1 piece. Please help me identify and find the value of it. Thank you hartle_f 

the bottle has a circular marck inside crossway MONTGOMERY, below ALABAMA JOHN C. Chaney on bottom of bottle a big C hartle_f

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From: Sroybent

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: something in the bottle?

Date 02/12/2006 11:17:11 AM

Hi Digger, just found your web site and enjoyed reading all the info. I am 67yrs old and have a bottle that was given me my by Aunt many yrs ago. It appears to be a old medicene bottle, the seam stops before the shoulder and it has many inperfections, the great part is, it has a very wonderful wood carving built inside, of the Cross and nails and other detailed items of the crucifixion of Jesus, the top has the original cork stopper. I saw something simular to this on Antique Road show several yers ago, it seems like at that time they mentioned a artist from the 1800's by the name e of Clemmens, that I am not sure of. I know the bottle to be in the 1800's. I wish you could help me on this. Thanking you in advance, Shirley from Tx.

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From: hartle_f

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Re: I dug this bottle still with the hutchison wire in it

Date 02/12/2006 4:38:23 PM

can you tell me if it was a soda bottle or others. Today I found a poison bottle approx 7" tall, paper wrap with a rat squatted down, on the black rat it says I'lldie for S. L. Cowley's. imbossed onn top of the paper wrap says CAP 6 FL OZS. The wrapping paper with the writing is blue abouth 1/2" showing on top the rest is light brown. Right below the rat it says trade mark, below all capital letters says COWLEY's, below RAT AND MOUSE below POSON. On top of red writing rat and mouse poson it says Original wrote in very thin black ink. Below patent applied for. Serial No22813. Below in the middle there is a red square with a skull, 4 bones, 2 stiking out the side of upper jaw and 2 out of lower jaw. On the left inside of the red square in black ink Keep from children and pets, below a red star, below price 50C. On the right side of the red square with the skull in black ink it says Solution ruined if frozen, below a red star, below NET CONTENTS 6 OZ. . Below starting from left to right under the red square THIS BOTTLE CONTAINS A DEDLY POISON, below tha in red ink ARSENIC. Below descibes the antidotes, below active ingredients arsenic dioxide 1. 75%. Inert ingredients 98. 25%. Arsenic expressed as metallic water soluble 1. 328%. Below manufactured by, belowS. L. Cowley & Sons, HUGO, Oklahoma. below copywrited in 1940. On the back of the clear bottle there is embossed a big rat sqatting down in ftont of an oval (dish) which covers just about the whole back of the bottle. Please help me identify and price it. Thank you. hartle_f

From: "Digger"

Date 2006/02/12 Sun PM

03:53:01 EST  

To: "tina hartley" be

Subject: Re: I dug this bottle still with the hutchison wire in it  

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From: dphahn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wynand fockink schiedammer genever bottle

Date 02/12/2006 5:28:41 PM

Hello, I have a question about a bottle my dad has. The pictures are attached. The bottle is full of liquid and shrink wrapped. Label says wynand fockink amsterdam holland. Schiedammer genever superior. Above the label the bottle is stamped wynand fockink amsterdam

1 liter. Underneath the red "FOCKINK" the label has foreign writing (dutch?) and then has a date...January 1899 (didn't know if that was the date of the bottle, or the date the company was established, etc) Did they even make shrink wrap back then??? The bottle has some black (I'm assuming mold) around the top of the bottle, under the shrink wrap. Any information you can give me would be great. Thank you! Donna (dphahn)

From: Digger

To: dphahn Sent: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 17:11:26 -0500

Subject: Re: wynand fockink schiedammer genever bottle someone put the plastic on to protect the contents from evaporating. the bottles are common (although I do know know of your particular bottle, the style...see my questions area lots of people asking about them gin or mineral water clay bottles found all over the world. 1890s With a label much rarer, I would guess $75-100 range.

 

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From: CScoutster

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hiram Walker Royal Oak Whiskey Bottle

Date 02/12/2006 3:00:57 PM

Hi, I have a Half Pint bottle of Hiram Walker Royal Oak Straight whiskey bottle with labels, front and back. Back label says bottled for Hiram Walker, Peoria Illinois 1934. Distributed by Hiram Walker 551 Fifth Ave. , New York, NY. New York license L. L 297. Bottled fall 1934.  Front label: Red and black, Hiram Walker Royal Oak Straight Whiskey made from grain. Distilled and bottled by Hiram Walker & Sons, inc. 90 proof.  It has oak leaves on the side, raised print (half pint). Bottom has raised lettering: R 125, 60 an imprint of a design- 4. It has a screw on cap and has seams so it does not appear to be blown glass. Any idea of what it may be worth or if Hiram Walker would be interested in it.  Thank you c Johnson

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From: pontiled Van Gorderntiled  

To: Diggerok20@bobottlebooks  Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 10:01 PM

 

Subject: Re: My new website   http://www.privypages.comw. privypages.com/

Subject: My new website Hi Digger, this may or may not be up your alley. Either way, I had a lot of fun making it. If you find it interesting enough, perhaps you could link it up, as I have your site. Thanks, John.

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From: Carrie alnet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: DENBY & CODNOR PARK POTTERY

Date 02/12/2006 9:00:42 PM

Digger, We have a bottle that was dug up. It is brown in color and on the back it says "VITEOUS STONE BOTTLE, J. BOURNE & SON, PATENEES, DENBY & CODNOR PARK POTTERY, NEAR DERBY, P & J ARNOLD, LONDON" Any thoughts on the year or worth? Thanks, Carrie

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From: Linda Parr  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: what is this bottle

Date 02/12/2006 9:50:03 PM

I found an old bottle, empty - could you tell me what it is and if worth anything?  On the small label around neck of bottle it says: Bourbon (on top of the 1924 is says 100) 1924(on bottom of 1924 it says proof) Whiskey  On the big label it says:  100 proof REG. S S A No. 60787 - A MAR Int. Reg TEN YEARS OLD STRAIGHT BOURBON WISKEY (it has a picture of 5 red crowns, one in the middle is larger) Five 1924 Crown Gold Label De Luxe Bodegas De La Frontera S. A. Thank you Linda

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From: Warrick Cress ressf

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BUSTANOBY FRERES

Date 02/13/2006 1:04:18 PM

Hi Digger I reently acquired a "forbidden fruits" liquer bottle at an auction for Euro30 . It does not have the original top . Where could I get hold of one of these tops - either the maltese cross or crown? secondly do you know anything about the value of these bottles.  many thanks regards warrick

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From: Brad Vanneman  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Collyrium

Date 02/13/2006 5:58:21 PM

Hello Digger I was looking for a Collyrium bottle that will fit my eye cup stopper. Do you know where I can find such a bottle? My eye cup has a frosted fitter that would insert into a frosted opening.  I apologize if I'm making a novice request mistake but that's me.

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From: Chicatelli, David liheremed

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: fredrick stearns & COcold cream jar

Date 02/14/2006 1:05:33 AM

looking for a fredrick stearns & co cold creamjar: dated in detroit around 1906. Very serious buyer. please call with leads or infomrnation. There were over 10, 000 made It has a pressed Stearns & COmpany stamp on bottom in the clay. Has a square david chicatelli

 

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From: Dennis Watson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: what else ? A bottle question

Date 02/14/2006 10:45:18 AM

Hi, I have a Smith's Beverages clear 7 oz. bottle. Lebanon Bottling Works, Lebanon, Ind. Ever see one ? Thanks, Dennis Watson Certified Estate Specialist Indiana Auctioneer

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From: john cucinello ckistrash1

To: Digger

Subject: Re: bottle dumps

Date 02/14/2006 11:36:32 AM

From: john cucinello

Subject: bottle dumps I have found several bottle dumps. 1920's and 1930's I believe...College Inn bottle dated 1931.... . clorox with a cork, restaurant bottles...a Kelloggs bottle.... Pepsodent antiseptic.... . do these things have any value...who might buy them...TIA...thanks John

Digger bottlebooks wrote:  Tough sell on these as they are not quite old enough. Most likely buyer are novice beginners on Ebay.  Get what you can Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: Scott Barretta a

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pepticon?

Date 02/14/2006 11:44:43 AM

Hi,  I'm doing research for the forthcoming BB King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, MS, and am interested in finding out more about Pepticon, a tonic medicine that sponsored BB's radio show on WDIA in Memphis. BB was on the air between 1948 and 1953. I would be interested in acquiring a bottle, which I already have an image of, but am also interested in ephemeral/advertising material. I'd appreciate if you could alert me to someone who specializes in tonic medicines from that era. Scott Hi, I'm doing research for the forthcoming BB King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, MS, and am interested in finding out more about Pepticon, a tonic medicine that sponsored BB's radio show on WDIA in Memphis. BB was on the air between 1948 and 1953. I would be interested in acquiring a bottle, which I already have an image of, but am also interested in ephemeral/advertising material. I'd appreciate if you could alert me to someone who specializes in tonic medicines from that era. Scott

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From: FINKEL, STEVEN J el

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Crown Royal Questions

Date 02/14/2006 12:25:42 PM

I recently discovered some old unopened bottles of Crown Royal while packing up my 92 year old fathers house. They are all from the Waterloo, Ontario Seagram 's facility. Two or them have Certificates of Registration with the following serial numbers. K312579 and G19966. The third bottle has the serial number on a seal that goes across the cap. That number is C4577100 and the year 1956 is also on the same seal strip.  Is the Crown Royal still drinkable? Waht do you think they are worth in anything? Thanks for your help Steven Finkel

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From: Tom Johnson hoo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question re: bottle

Date 02/14/2006 1:36:26 PM

While digging in Montgomery, AL, in the 1960s I found an emerald green squat blob-top bottle, heavy glass, approx. 6" tall, smooth base, no mold marks. It is embossed Vartray in script which slants upward across the face of the bottle. I've never seen another bottle like this nor have I been able to find any info. Any help would be appreciated!  Sincerely,  Tom Johnson Gadsden, AL

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From: Taos Herb Company sherb

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mexican oil

Date 02/14/2006 1:52:19 PM

Hi I am looking for a picture of the the label for a product called Mexican oil. Do you have such a picture of a book I could buy that has a legible label? Thanks, Robert Hawley Taos Herb Company 710 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Suite J Taos, New Mexico. 87571 800-353-1991 www. taosherb

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From: PeachKiss99

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 02/14/2006 10:07:48 AM

__Hello, I've been doing some research on bottle collecting. I only actually have one bottle and I've been trying to find out what it's worth, if anything. I can take a picture of it if you'd like, I have a digital camera. I have a clear bottle that's embossed with the words "White House Brand Vinegar". It also has a picture of a house that's embossed. On the bottom of the bottle, it says "bottle patented March 6, 1909".... . or it might be 1903, I can't see it very well. Whenever you have time if you could give me any info that you might know I'd really appreciate it. The bottle is a little cloudy, there's dirt or something on the inside, I'm not sure whether to clean it or not. Maybe you can give me some advice what to do. Thank you so much, God bless. Christy

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From: blaine stewart  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 02/14/2006 3:32:01 PM

Hi Digger. My name e is Blaine Stewart. I was looking through your questions to Digger section and came across a picture from Scott Perron. Hudson Bay bottle with embossed emblem of deer and fox. I have a pair of these. The bottles have the corks and lead lined paper seal on neck of bottle. Would like to know if bottles have a market value and if they are desirable to the public or not. Thank you for your time. Blaine Stewart Carman, Mb. Can.

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From: Janice Pope  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Russian Vodka bottle circa 1900

Date 02/14/2006 5:36:19 PM

Hello! I am directing a theatre production and need to find some sort of reproduction bottle I can use to represent a generic (although Smirnov would have been the brand) vodka bottle. The catch is the actor has to drink out of the bottle, so whatever I find must be safe.  What would such a bottle have looked like? If one had kept a bottle of vodka around the provincial Russian estate in the late 1800's would they have put a cork in the top after opening? There was no screw on cap at that time, correct? I'd be most grateful for any guidance you might provide. I collect bottle, but primarily milk bottles and a few whiskey bottles from specific distilleries, so I'm not up on Russian bottles of the late 19th century.  Thanks! Janice Janice Pope Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Penn State Lehigh Valley Member SSDC "Without courage, we cannot practice any virtue consistently. "  - Maya Angelou M

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From: Sonja\\Steve Foster ter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: small sparkletts bottle

Date 02/14/2006 8:34:23 PM

I have a small sparkletts bottle, it's about 12 in. tall and kinda shaped like a pineapple that gets narrow at the neck then flairs out at the mouth and has a glass cap. it looks like that old green glass. I got the bottle from a garage sale in the 70's. I'm wondering what it was made for and what it might be worth. if you know anything I'd appreciate any input. Thanks, thebug.

The shape you describe is typical of water bottles made from 1890-1935.  the water bottle above was patented in 1900.  These Sparkletts bottles were water bottles for the table and refrigerator. My guess is they date about 1926-1933. I would also guess they were a promotional item, possibly given away with the purchase of an ice box or refrigerator or possibly a gift at one of the company picnics. The company started in Los Angles, California in August of 1925, with a one room frame building for the plant and a single truck. The company began heavily advertising about 1926 in Los Angles, California and quickly by means of advertising grew the business.  The Sparklett company setup a display in 1927 at the Southern California Manufacturers Exposition further exposing themselves to the market.  They used a water supply on their company's property so there were no real manufacturing costs.  They had a capacity of 40,000 a day, over one million per month. The coolers and stands for the five gallon bottles were loaned free.

By 1928, they had 52 trucks and had issued stock and were paying dividends. In April of 1929, they built a new factory, a new $200,000 bottling addition to increase their capacity. They sold their water in five gallon bottles and their sterilizer could handle 1800 bottles an hour. The depression impacted business but even though they cut back on newspaper display advertising, they served nearly 500,000 people free water at the Tournament of Rose parade in 1930. Their sales dropped about 6% a year for several years.  Looked for advertising media not too expensive and began sponsoring a weather forecast on the radio in 1934. By 1936 business was again picking up and they were located in over 100 Sotuhern California cities. In 1936 they introduced, Sparkeeta, Club Soda, a lithiated product made from Sparkletts table water and  distributed  in seltzer type bottles as well as in 5 gallon water cooler bottles. They were advertising quart bottles of their table water by 1938.

In 1939, it was Sparkeeta beverages with Lemo-Lime, Cheri-Keeta Cola, Tom Collins Mixer, Club Soda and Root beer being introduced. Again their business plans were ill-timed as the Second World War loomed with its sugar rationing.  Profits again fell, advertising slowed up.

Value $40-50.

Digger

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From: Diana Campbell et

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: small doe

Date 02/14/2006 8:49:22 PM

I found a small doe deer avon bottle. Could you give me any information on what year it may have been made and if it's worth anything?

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From: Venessa Nasello s1313

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: walnut grove bottle

Date 02/14/2006 9:30:16 PM

Hi, I have a question about a walnut grove bottles. I have a Walnut Grove Milk Bottle from Alton Illinois, it's a wide mouth 12 oz. bottle and had chocolate in it. The bottle is in excellent shape. The lettling is faded abit. Would you have any idea what it is worth. Thank you

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From: Lndrc3

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 02/14/2006 6:14:35 PM

I have a 1980 Belle of Lincoln decanter with a gold band with the # 12 on it. Please e-mail me back with the value of the bottle. Also a Belle of Lincoln with the Old # 7 on it, is this worth anything. Please reply, Thanks, Linda

The Belle of Lincoln was a Jack Daniels brand going back into the 1890s.  Your bottle was sold as a specialty item full it would have some value, empty I expect very very little, if any. Value $5-7 Digger

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From: Dottieratliff

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOTTLE FOUND IN HONOLULU

Date 02/15/2006 6:59:26 AM

Could you please tell me the value of this bottle.  Ok distilled soda water co ltd honolulu t. H.  Also, bishop's granular ditrate of magnesia thanks, dottie ratliff

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From: jesus rAM

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (From México) Question like oldest question (From México) Question like oldest question

Date 02/15/2006 2:32:16 PM

I’m sorry, but my English is very bad. My name is Jesús Gerardo Ramírez Almaraz  I was reading the questions of the 11 novemeber 2005 in your WEB, Then, I have the sam e question of Audra Nepus (see below)

From: audra nepus

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle top ?

Date 11/07/2005 9:07:43 PM

Recently in our backyard we found some old bottles and tops. the only thing with any sort of identification is a white glass bottle top 2" round with a patent number 120421 on it and also a very small 14 (which I am guessing is some kind if size gauge. ) Any thoughts on what it could be from?  I’m an archaeologist, Mexican’s archaeologist, I’m from Monterrey city and I´ hope you can help me. The last year, I was working in an excavation in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Monterrey is a city of the northeastern of México, is in the south of Laredo, Texas) Well…  The excavation is under ancient street in Monterrey city, then I found (many things of course and some objects are XIX century or 1900…) but, I have a question about a top bottle:  I have a white glass bottle top 2" round with a patent number 120421 on it (please look at the pictures)  Do you have idea about. What old time ago is?  What kind bottle is?  Is a medicine bottle?  Is a creme bottle?  Please, excuse me my spelling  Thank you

The design for your jar, a product of the Pharma-craft Corp. of Louisville Kentucky, was invented by Mr. Charles A. Howell, general manager of the company 1939-1940. Mr. Howell had just finished an advertising campaign for the company's newest product, "Fresh" a deordorant which is what was contained in the jar shown.  the product was sold in three sizes.

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From: ben carrico  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Moxie bottle

Date 02/15/2006 2:51:26 PM

I have a full, clear, 1906 bottler of Moxie with the label still on it saying "Moxie nerve tonic". The bottle is clear and in good shape and was wondering a possible value if any. I would appreciate any help that you could give me. Ben W. Carrico

Value is $10-15

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From: Ron & Karen Burger  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle value?

Date 02/15/2006 6:12:39 PM

I have a bottle of Liquore Galliano a Liqueur seal on top says 2-1-40.  Made by Distillerie Runite di liquori Solaro, Italy. It has never been opened.  What is the value of this????? Karen rkburger

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From: andrew chwick 2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: MEADE AND BAKER CHICAGO

Date 02/15/2006 7:36:46 PM

I have a meade and baker mouth wash bottle, chicago illinios, formerly richmond va. good condition, small chip on lip of bottle - for sale

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From: Neering55

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Antique Ezra Brooks Bourbon KING/QUEEN/JACK Bottles

Date 02/15/2006 3:27:59 PM

Hello. These bottles are hard to part with, but I lost my job and we need to sell a few things. Does anyone know how much these bottles would bring? They all have the Ezra Brooks 12 Labels on the front. Underneath they are dated 1969. They are empty but all intact except 2 corks. I am grateful for any information.  Linda.... Neering

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From: Paules86

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pepsi Cola Bottle

Date 02/15/2006 3:46:24 PM

I recently came across a Pepsi Cola glass bottle. There is not a label. Looks like the name e is painted on. Some is worn away. Scratches on the back of the glass. Bottle is pretty weathered. Back of bottle reads "Bottled under authority Pepsi-Cola company New York, NY Numbers on the bottom: L-804 5 94 14-A-59 Middle of bottle has raised Pepsi Cola letters. I hope the pictures help.  

 

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From: william

kinzalow 7

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cevin bottle

Date 02/15/2006 9:06:50 PM

hi digger. my name e is bill and I bought this bottle on ebay $5. 00 with shipping, the bottle is 10 1/2" tall-base is 4 5/8", stained on base size of a nickle, embossed design and the word cevin on the bottom plus cl. 75 and two letters I cant make out. the color is aqua and was made in mold, line up each side. I was told this factory or co. went belly up in1920. what do I have thanks bill kinzalow http://i4. photobucket/albums/y137/rabenow/cevin001.jpg http://i4. photobucket/albums/y137/rabenow/cevin006.jpg http://i4. photobucket/albums/y137/rabenow/cevin002.jpg http://i4. photobucket/albums/y137/rabenow/cevin004.jpg

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From: Lndrc3

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 02/15/2006 4:59:04 PM

Hi Digger, I sent you another e-mail but, I may have deleted it. If you would please tell me the value of 2 decanters I have. One is a 1980 # 7 Belle of Lincoln and the other is a # 12 with the gold band. Both are empty. Do they have value. Please reply. Thanks, Linda

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From: Antikathera68

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: plastic flask from italy

Date 02/15/2006 9:47:29 PM

plastic flask, looks like a replica of old black powder flask, I think it was made for cologne , leather covered with strap, metal top and bottom, with soldier wearing winged helmet made of metal on front, made in italy is all it says on bottom anything you can tell me about it would be appreciated thank you

 

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From: MATU28814

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question from Maxine Sullivan

Date 02/16/2006 9:07:50 AM

I have a Bols Ballerina Doll Liquor bottle . It has never been opened. The Ballerina has a red dress and has lots of Gold flakes. It is also in the Original Box----Red with Lucas Bols printed on the box. I would like to know of what value it might be. Thank you _Matu28814_ (mail

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From: JOY Bulls er

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 02/16/2006 5:38:12 PM

Hi Digger I live in Stony Creek Virginia just down the road from petersburg and I found a bottle today that has Lee Beverage co petersburg virginia can you tell me something about it when was the company running the bottle has stars and looks like a confederate flag My son's name e is Lee and we like old bottles just wanted to know something about it thankyou Joy Bulls Licened Wildlife Rehabilitator My furs are not in storage or laying on the bed their hanging on the cage gate waiting to be fed.  

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From: gayle tonline

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coke bottles

Date 02/16/2006 6:26:11 PM

If a coke bottle says property of Coca Cola, does that mean it's not mine?

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From: Jeff Turner  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Nu-Icu

Date 02/16/2006 4:35:22 PM

Dear Digger, I came across this site where someone had ask you about a Nu-Icu bottle. Did you have anything on that? I just found one myself today. Jeff From Virginia

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From: tomansusan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Photos of Atwood's Bitters Bottle

Date 02/16/2006 10:33:45 PM

From: tomansusan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Atwood's Bitters Bottle with unusual features

Date 02/15/2006 7:32:00 PM

Hello. I am just a novice bottle collector. I find old bottles extremely intriguing and love the history attached to them. While I own several bottle guides there is information which cannot be found within their pages. I purchased an Atwood's Bitters bottle on e-bay several years ago. Not only is the rusted metal cap intact but it is half filled with the original liquid. and I can be sure it is the original liquid due to it's murkiness and sediment and sludge within it. Also the original label was still on the bottle. While the label is yellowed and somewhat discolored, it is legible and complete with only very minute pieces missing from the upper edge. . The label lists active ingredients, Directions, Warning, Dose and the company. What is also so unusual about this particular bottle is the fact that both on the label and the embossed wording on the glass the word "Jannaice" appears rather than "jaundice". The embossed words are as follows: Atwood's Jannaice Bitters Formerly Made By Moses Atwood Georgetown, Mass. The Label reads: Contents 6 & 1/4 ozs.  ATWOOD"s PHYSICAL JANNAICE BITTERS Alcohol 16% (Then it lists ingredients, directions, warning and dosage) At the bottom of the label it reads: Originally established in 1840 at Georgetown, Mass. , by Moses Atwood, Whitehall Pharmacal Company New York, New York Is this bottle worth any more due to the fact that it still has original label and liquid and is spelled incorrectly?? I would be extremely grateful for any information that you can offer.  Sincerely, Susan Galinat

Hello. I e-mailed you yesterday regarding an Atwood's Jaundice Bitters bottle that I have.  I am sending picturs of my bottle with this e-mail so that you have a better idea of the exact bottle and the condition of it.  As I stated in my e-mail yesterday, the bottle has the label, cap and some original liquid. And "jaundice" is spelled incorrectly. It is spelled "jannaice" on the bottle.  Could you possibly give me a rough idea of approximate market value for this bottle as it is?.  I would be extremely grateful.  (I have sent you 4 photos of the bottle) Thanks Very Much. Susan Galinat e-mail: tomansusan

While your circa 1930-1940 bottle is interesting, I do not think it has much value added by the spelling error.  They usually sell for $15-20 from that time period. Still not a bad mark up when you consider it cost about 24 cents a bottle in 1935.

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From: robyn jackson  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1820 wine decanter

Date 02/16/2006 11:29:27 PM

Hello, my name e is Robyn and I have a wine decanter which has a brass neck a cut glass middle and a brass base. The spout is in the shape of a swans bill and the handle is the swans head and long neck. This is not a very good decription however you may be able to shed some light on it for me. It has on the bottom of the base, Distillerie Buton Bologna Italia Casa Fondatanel 1820 Argenterie (omm G. Galbiati Milano I would really appreciate any help that you can give me on this and look forward to hearing from you. Thankyou Robyn.

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From: Michele Mannella nell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Raeburn Rye bottle found

Date 02/17/2006 8:33:43 AM

Hello Digger-- We have an old farm house in the Finger Lakes, NY. While doing work in the basement, we've come across an empty Raeburn Rye bottle.  Here are the specs: clear, rectangle shaped. blue/green label - company name e blurred but in New York. about 6 inches tall, plus 2 inch neck. except for the worn label (illegible in some parts) the bottle seems in perfect condition.  We would like to know the age, value or history. I can't find anything about the brand.

-- Michele Mannella

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From: bubba per

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 02/17/2006 11:03:08 AM

Hello, My mother-in-law gave me a green decanter bottle that has a sticker on it that reads "Rossini hand made Genuine Empoli glass Italy. It belonged to her mother-in-law. It is green with gold painted stems and leaves on it and comes with the green stopper. I have looked everywhere and cannot find this one. I also have an Amber vase? that is pressed as I see the seam s, but it stops at the flat lip at the top and say's made in Italy on bottom. Any help or info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you again.  pam Aaron

The May Company was selling Empoli Glass decanters possibly like yours in 1959. They were made in amethyst, green, pink, turquoise, smoke or amber colors. Sold for $4.95 each. Digger

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From: Charlie  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: First national bottles

Date 02/17/2006 12:38:36 PM

Do you know the value of old first national bottles ? also what year were they made ? charlie

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From: KathBentl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: About a bottle we found

Date 02/17/2006 10:35:26 AM

My husband found an Exporters White Horse Bottle and it has a white horse on one side of the bottle and a clear horse on the other side of the bottle at the top, that was made when the bottle was made. I do not want to get rid of it I just want to know how old the bottle is.  Thank You Kathie Bentley

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From: Kolson3

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: An old pint bottle of 100 proof whiskey in the original cardboard box

Date 02/17/2006 12:36:08 PM

Just ran across your website.... . very complete and professional! A neighbor just brought me a pint bottle of Black Gold Whiskey . It is still sealed and full except for about an inch which may have evaporated through the cork. I'm assuming there is a cork since there is a metal cap. The seal says made Spring 1913.... Bottled 1931. The seal on the back says bottled by "The American Medicinal Spirits Company". Produced by Harry E. Wilkens Distillery no. 368 5th dist. Kentucky. The box is black and green with white borders. Lettering on the box: Bottled in clear glass See what you are buying, One Pint, Black Gold Whiskey, Expecially selected for medicinal use, Aged in wood, Bottled in Bond. The bottle itself is clear but has a cracked surface on the front and back. the bottom of the bottle says The A_M_S co. inside of some scroll work. just below that are a 2 and an H. A nice old conversation piece if nothing else but these days who knows? Any idea of an approximate value?  best regards, Dwight Olson. My daughters website is _kho4christ_ (mail

To:kho4christ) Perhaps you can just answer in red as you have for the others.

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From: Fred Redlinger  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: sewing machine oil bottles

Date 02/17/2006 5:46:29 PM

I have a dozen bottles of "favorite sewing machine oil" manufactured by Standard Oil Company. They are 2 oz. triangular bottles, in a wooden crate, packed in sawdust. The crate has all dove tailed joints, and a sliding wood cover.

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From: Jon Alden 1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Skippy peanut butter jar

Date 02/17/2006 7:37:19 PM

Digger, I can't believe I found your site, and that you are so good at providing research answers. I'm somewhat embarrassed to ask about a peanut butter jar, but here goes. We are restoring a 1-room school house circa 1833. I found the skippy jar under the floor boards in a dirt crawl space. I know that the Skippy brand was introduced in 1932. The jar is wide-mouthed, metal lid (rusted), about 3 1/2" high, mouth diameter about 3 1/4" slightly slanting in towards the bottom. The word Skippy is in raised glass letters on the bottom (with many other numbers and letters). Graduations of 1/4 1/2 3/4 and 1 cup on one side and 1/3 2/3 and 1 cup on the other offers the possibility the jar could be used as a measuring cup after the contents were consumed, or helped the cook portion out the peanut butter. I really would just like to know the approximate age. Unilever(they own the Skippy brand) was no help; they suggested I look on eBay! Good luck! I can send a digital photo if it would help you or a reader.  Jon Alden Westport Historical Society

In 1933, Skippy apparently had two sizes in glass a 12 ounce for $0.15 and a 1 lb. 8 ounce for $0.25. Many early ads do not even mention bottles.  In 1934, it was 12 and 24 ounce cans.

In 1936, ads mention two sizes of Skippy Peanut Butter sold in 5 and 12 ounce cartons. In 1937-1938, it was  5 and 12 oz. cartons and a 24 ounce can. Same in 1939 except they added chunk style in a 1 lb. jar. In 1943-1947, I found only references to glass 1 lb. jars. Around 1952 14 oz. jars appeared. In 1954 it was 14 and 22 oz  jars. the company packing skippy was purchased by Best Foods in 1954. In 1955-1957, the 13 oz jar was advertised. By 1858, they were sponsoring the TV show, "You asked for it." there was a merger that year with another large food processor, Corn Products.


Circa 1944

 

Again, like in the past, in order to maximize profits, the size of the har was again reduced to the size I believe you found. Circa 1958

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From: robert lowman 41

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: purple bottle

Date 02/17/2006 8:55:37 PM

I found a puple bottle excellent condition A. LANCASTERS indian vegetable jaundice bitters richmond 1852 worth anything

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From: Jeffrey Johnson ahoo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Eckman, W. Va. Amber Coke Bottle

Date 02/18/2006 1:27:42 AM

Mr. O'Dell, I have an Eckman, W. Va. Amber coke bottle that I have had a great deal of difficulty in finding out info on. On one side at the base is embossed in script Coca Cola and on the opposite side is embossed Eckman, W. Va. with the letters OB Co. below that. On the bottom are the numbers 1295 with a 2 embossed below that. There are seed bubbles and teardrops throughout the bottle with whittling about the shoulder. Mold seam goes 50% up the neck...bottle is in exceptional condition save for some casewear on the Coca Cola and the Eckman areas. No chips, dings, cracks, sickness, inside fractures...just an overall good exam

ple. Problem is finding out info as to rarity and worth. Mr. O'Dell any info you could pass along to me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and effort.... sincerely, Jeffrey E Johnson

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From: Dianne R owgirl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle found in ocean

Date 02/18/2006 2:18:39 AM

Hi there, We contacted you about a month ago, concerning a bottle found in the ocean. We finally have pictures of it. I'm not sure how to send them all at once, so please open all to see the different angles of the bottle. The top says josiah russell, and the bottom has printed on it bourne 2 henry. We looked up the name e josiah russell, and the only search we found on that name e was from a historian. We would like to know the history of the bottle, and the selling price. Thank you for your time. Dianne Want 1c text 24/7? Click here for details stamp says bourne 2 henry

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From: tnunneker  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: four chamber mohawk liquor bottle

Date 08/18/2005 1:04:12 AM

hey sugar, I bought this four chamber mohawk liquor bottle today from a local "antique" store. I was hoping that you could perhaps give me a circa on it...and maybe a possible value. It's contents have already been enjoyed, but I am wondering if I would ruin it by filling the chambers with martini accoutrements and removing the original labels? Also, the stoppers are "plexiglass". Are these what came with it?

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From: kevin majeski  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: owens illinois glass container

Date 02/18/2006 9:04:56 AM

hi & thanks for your time.  I have a glass container with a screw top. it has a rubber squeeze bulb on top with a 90 degree tube coming out of top. A tube attached to the cap goes down in bottle. it has a marking on bottom(diamond with circle) which I think is owen illinois glass co. 1950 is stamped year. it's about 12" high. the glass is kind of frosted. duraglas is also on the facing towards the bottom. KEVIN M.

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From: Mary Abeln  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Austin Nichols Wild Turkey decanters

Date 02/18/2006 11:51:47 AM

Hi--I have 16 Wild Turkey decanters. The seals have never been broken, and the contents are all intact. I have researched on ebay, but only found decanters that are empty. Do you have any idea as to what they are worth? They are all in original boxes. They are full size decanters. Thanks, Mary

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From: charlie sayer hooch

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coca cola bottle pat d dec 25 1923 red bluff ca

Date 02/18/2006 4:07:35 PM

how much is it

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From: NATHAN RAY JONES com

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: des pat 184991

Date 02/17/2006 8:01:03 PM

hey digger I got a one gallon glass jug with despat 184991 and on the bottom of it 10 2 4 with a symbol in the middle sorry dont have a picture but you have one from bill seward dated 09-03-2003 could you tell me the vaule and age of it thank you nathan jones.

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From: Mike maine

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Grant 63 Whiskey Bottle

Date 02/18/2006 8:05:19 PM

Hello,  I found quart sized, Amber 3 piece mold whiskey bottle. It has a perfect black, red and white label. It shows U. S. Grant in full uniform on horseback. The label says Grant 63 High Grade Whiskey, Jos P. Spang Sole Distributors, Boston Mass. It was found in the wall of a home that was being torn down. Any ideas as to the age and value. Neat site and thanks for any response.  Michael from Maine

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From: Sandee McMullen ullen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles.... eg booz bottle

Date 02/18/2006 11:36:27 PM

Hello my name e is Sandee McMullen and I saw your website when I was trying to find information on old bottles my grandmother left to me. She had a few of the Washington bottles as well as various others. How would I go about finding out what they are worth? Thank You Sandee McMullen

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From: mail. ns

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle values

Date 02/19/2006 10:03:19 AM

Hi, my son found some bottles and I'm curious as to their age/value.  (1) brown and etched in cursive is BLATZ. Bottom of bottle says WF&S MIL (1) Kind of clear, tint of green maybe, etched in bottle in print: Property of The Swest Side Brewery Co Chicago (1) Clear, etched in bottle in cursive: Superly (I think). It's really hard to determine, the font is weird. Below it it says Birk Bros Bro BRC CO Chicago (1) White, etched in side in print: F. B. Lovell Co. James H. Swan, R. Ph. Phone5. Libertyville, ILL

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From: Debbie dia. tv

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 7up bottles

Date 02/19/2006 11:50:42 AM

Hi My name e is Deb I have 2 quart size 7up bottles and was wondering if you could help me with their value .  The first one is green glass, paper label with the 7up logo and reads Lithiated lemon lime it has 1929 imprinted on the bottom and was made in Seattle , Wa The second bottle is clear glass paper label 7up logos and reads You Proudly Serve 7up you like it ...it likes you and was made in Wallace, Idaho any help you can give would be appreciated.  Thanks Deb

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From: sol wexler  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: my bottle

Date 02/19/2006 2:11:21 PM

I bought an ADIRONDACK SPRING WESTPORT N. Y. emerald green bottle for $45. 00 back in 1973 (please see attached photo) How much would that be worth today? mirasolline thank you.  

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From: Lisa Mahoney  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Date for Maggi bottle

Date 02/18/2006 7:50:12 PM

Description: Machine manufactured Amber Maggi bottle with a # 4 on the 2 3/4" neck , base with large four pointed star 1"wide, all four sides with 3/4" four pointed star, total height 6", base 2" square. When was this bottle manufactured?

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From: Blasterrat

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bud table syrup bottle

Date 02/19/2006 7:37:24 PM

how much is it worth?

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From: LVoehring

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date 02/19/2006 8:05:01 PM

I have a small collection of perfume bottles in the attached photos. They all have a long screw on top that appears handmade, overlay of silver or nickel on the sides and base, some with pedestal base. It appears that some are commercial perfume bottles decorated, one I can identify as a Yves Rocher. Some of the pedestal based bottles have two stars and the letter A stamped on them. I love finding these (mostly on ebay, a couple at antique stores), shining them up, etc. but would like a little history of who made them and if they were really intended for perfume. Any info would be appreciated.  Regards, Liz Voehringer Elizabeth Voehringer

 

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From: Katherine J. Chaffin o: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: minature bottle whistle embossed

Date 02/20/2006 5:15:31 AM

Hello,  My friend dug up a very small bottle about 2 and 1/2 " tall and a 1/2 " wide. It has whistle embossed on it along with what looks kind of like spider web embossing covering all of bottle. Almost like a very miniature soda bottle. The bottom is marked with a W and a circle around it. Anything you might be able to tell me would be helpful. .  Thank you Kath

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From: Eugene Kelley hoo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Purple Alcohol Decanter?

Date 02/20/2006 10:07:15 AM

My wife has a bottle that appears to be liquor decanter. It is approx. 10" tall and is dark purple (you can see through it but it is very dark. It has a faint seam that appears to run up to the neck of the bottle but not though the mouth portion. The mouth has a seam that runs horizontally around the neck where the vertical seam stops. It has a purple glass stopper with it. The bottom is embossed with "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE" around the circumference and it is embossed in the middle of the bottom with "CAT EMPOLI ITALY R 44" (I think that's what it says. I am interested in the history of this bottle if you could help me out. I don't have a picture but if you need one I can have my son help me with taking and sending one to you. Thank you. Eugene O. Kelley

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From: Kevin James Anthony Costanzo Sr mail

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Broken Bottle with Lead cap

Date 02/20/2006 11:11:23 AM

Good morning My wife and I are avid beach glass collectors. One piece in particular has always fascinated me ergo I am writing you.  The piece was found on the ocean side of Fire Island. It has what looks and feels like a lead cap approximately 1 inch in diameter. The cap most definitely has a handmade feel. There is a cork attached to the bottom of the cap attached with a brass pin. The ocean was good to this cap. It kept the cork pin and cap in pristine condition. My wife and I kept the cork wet for quite some time and washed out the salt. The bottle was clear at one time but has been beached. The rim of the glass looks perfect, 1mm lip on the top of the glass. Unfortunately the ocean claimed most of the bottle but if you could give us some kind of clue as to the time period of this piece we would be very appreciative.  Regards; Dawn and Kevin Costanzo

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From: mail. ns

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Bottle values

Date 02/20/2006 11:37:53 AM

Thanks. My son searched around a little bit more. I guess one of the bottles actually has the date on it 1912, and it is Superb not Superly. Anyway, thanks for your help. It's odd how people find these things buried in the ground. . .

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From: "Digger"

To: "mail. insightbb" ns Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 9:22 AM

 

Subject: Re: Bottle values Age sounds like 1920-30s. check my site for determining age of them. Value  I'd guess $3-5 each...the last one might be milk bottle might have a  higher  value. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com  Digger

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From: "mail. insightbb" ns

To: Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2006 10:03 AM

 

Subject: Bottle values Hi, my son found some bottles and I'm curious as to their age/value.  (1) brown and etched in cursive is BLATZ. Bottom of bottle says WF&S  MIL (1) Kind of clear, tint of green maybe, etched in bottle in print: Property of The Swest Side Brewery Co Chicago (1) Clear, etched in bottle in cursive: Superly (I think). It's really hard to determine, the font is weird. Below it it says Birk Bros Bro BRC  CO Chicago (1) White, etched in side in print: F. B. Lovell Co. James H. Swan, R. Ph. Phone5. Libertyville, ILL

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From: Charles Gouyd n

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 02/20/2006 12:33:14 PM

I have a full bottle of gin that is 94. 4 proof with the original NY seal on it. It was distilled & bottled in the US by the Distillers Co. Limited, Linden. NJ The Co name e on the bottle is Gordon's Dry Gin Co. The bottle has been in my family for well over 60 years and never opened.  The bottom of the bottle has the following (55-47 R-514) and a picture of an open mouthed (maybe a dog} with the number 4 following it. On the flat surface of the bottle and on the sides of the bottle are the words GORDON'S LINDEN, NEW JERSEY. AT THE TOP OF THE BOTTLE ARE THE WORDS "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE" The bottle stands about 9 inches high and 3 1/2 inches wide with side at 2 1/2 inches . The measures 2 1/2 inches. Is their any interest and this bottle of gin in this bottle

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From: Brandon & Krysti  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle of anisette

Date 02/20/2006 1:24:41 PM

Digger,  A friend of mine gave me a sealed bottle of anisette. I am curious to know about its value if any. It appears to be made of some sort of clay like meterial. It is a cylindrical shape, 10. 5 inches tall and around 3 inches diameter. The label looks quite old and has two dates; 1889 and 1990. It has a fairly decorative label with P. Garnier as well as Enghien, Paris and France in addition to the date. There are also two other smaller labels both with P. Garnier on them as well as a stamp that was pressed into the "clay" and a stamp on the red lead like seal on top of the bottle. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks,  Max

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From: Brenda Young  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 02/20/2006 3:02:25 PM

Bought a milk bottle yesterday and would like to know where it is from, how old it might be, and what it is work.  The bottle is clear glass, round, 9 1/2 inches tall, one quart, it has raised diamond shape design around the neck of the bottle.  It reads: One Quart Liquid A circle at the bottle with Lake View Dairy, Luck Brothers around the circle In the middle there is a four-leaf clover with L in one leaf, U in one leaf, C in one leaf, and K in one leaf Registered is written at the very bottom of the front of the bottle. The back has Sealed 4 8 at the bottom.  Hope you can help me. Appreciate your help! Thank you very much! Brenda Young calicoco .

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From: John White e26

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Questions

Date 02/20/2006 3:26:26 PM

Hello Digger I am rather new to the bottle business so I hope you will be patient. I am sending along some pics of the bottle I have. It is a dark olive green colour, tapered in case gin shape and is about 9 1/4" high. There are no mold marks on the bottle so I am assuming it is made with the dip mold method. There is no embossing on the bottle except for the base (see picture). My questions are:  - if it is not dip mold how was it made - what kind of lip is on the bottle i. e. how was it attached - approximate age - possible name e of maker, is it American, Canadian or other - approximate value (maybe you can confirm this but I think EBay selling prices are most of the time a little low) - what the bottle was used for (just for liquor?) Thanks you for your help, John

 

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From: R & K Marsh  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: QUESTION ON A WINE DECANTER

Date 02/20/2006 3:30:12 PM

Hello digger, first I must say I just find your site so informative, thank you. .  I have come across a wine decanter, I think ! It is green in color has a spout for easy pouring, and a empty hole in the center, which I believe is for ice, it stands about 13" high and a tag on the side say's "made in italy". . All the information you have or can give me would be very helpful. , I have attached a few pics for viewing.  Thanks kari

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From: Ovad, Jacqueline 4u

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Vintage Cromac Springs bottle

Date 02/20/2006 8:25:14 PM

Dear Digger: My husband found the attached bottle in Paname a (Central America). The bottle is embossed around the bottom that reads "Wheeler & Co Ltd Cromac Springs Belfast. It has a picture of a large wheel with E R & Co as the trademark. I have noticed that at least three other people have posted questions on your website about this particular bottle, but I was unable to find any answers about its value, age or history. I believe it is either a soda or a mineral water bottle from Wheeler & Co, which according to a website was established around the year 1862 in Belfast. The bottle is about 10” high, crown mouth, emerald green, and has a rounded bottom. The attached is a picture of the same type of bottle in my possession, except that mine has not been cleaned and has some white stains inside. The mouth is a little cracked also. Can you help me solve the mystery about this bottle? Is it a soda or a mineral water bottle? How old could it be? How much it might be worth? Your reply will be highly appreciated. Thanks. Jacqueline Ovad

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From: C Hunger wcny

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Legend of Lost Liquor Afrika Corps Bottles

Date 02/20/2006 10:34:45 PM

Came across your site. Have been searching for any information on how many of these survived. I purchased in 1977 while stationed in Europe. Bottles were made for Delva Distillery who bottled approx 1944. Stored in Linz, Austria wine caves until quantity purched by US Army Class VI for resale. To my knowledge sold only in 77/78 period.  Are many of these unique bottles still around? Any collector value? Any information would be helpful. Thanks.

  

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From: John White

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 3:26 PM

 Subject: Bottle Questions  Hello Digger  I am rather new to the bottle business so I hope you will be patient. I am sending along some pics of the bottle I have. It is a dark olive green colour, tapered in case gin shape and is about 9 1/4" high. There are no mold marks on the bottle so I am assuming it is made with the dip mold method. There is no embossing on the bottle except for the base (see picture). My questions are: - if it is not dip mold how was it made  - what kind of lip is on the bottle i. e. how was it attached  - approximate age  - possible name e of maker, is it American, Canadian or other  - approximate value (maybe you can confirm this but I think EBay selling prices are most of the time a little low)  - what the bottle was used for (just for liquor?)  Thanks you for your help,  John

 From: Digger

To: John White Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 7:18 AM

 Subject: Re: Bottle Questions Your case gin is very common. Probably made in a wooden or iron mold open at the top. The lip would have been applied and then tooled. I'd guess 1860-1880 age. Probably Dutch. Value $25-30. Ebay is simply a market that reflects what people will pay. You might get more but it will take longer to find that person willing to pay the higher price. Ebay has flattened bottle prices. . mon bottles are easily accessible. You can gins on Ebay daily many of them much earlier than the one shown. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

 

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From: "Ovad, Jacqueline" 4u

To: Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 8:25 PM

 Subject: Vintage Cromac Springs bottle  Dear Digger:  My husband found the attached bottle in Paname a  (Central America). The bottle is embossed around the  bottom that reads "Wheeler & Co Ltd Cromac Springs  Belfast. It has a picture of a large wheel with E R &  Co as the trademark. I have noticed that at least  three other people have posted questions on your  website about this particular bottle, but I was unable  to find any answers about its value, age or history.  I believe it is either a soda or a mineral water  bottle from Wheeler & Co, which according to a  website was established around the year 1862 in  Belfast. The bottle is about 10" high, crown mouth,  emerald green, and has a rounded bottom. The attached  is a picture of the same type of bottle in my  possession, except that mine has not been cleaned and  has some white stains inside. The mouth is a little  cracked also. Can you help me solve the mystery about  this bottle? Is it a soda or a mineral water bottle?  How old could it be? How much it might be worth?  Your reply will be highly appreciated. Thanks.  Jacqueline Ovad

 

--- Digger bottlebooks wrote: You have a round bottom soda, circa 1880s value would be $25 range. Probably contained ginger ale. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com  Digger

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From: jesus ram

irez copini

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Thanks (from México) But, I have other question Thanks (from México) But, I have other question

Date 02/21/2006 2:19:24 PM

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.  I’m the Mexican’s archaeologist again, Dou you remember my last question? I appreciate it. The information about Patent no. 120421 is very important for me. Before, I was visiting your WEB site. I think is an excellent site about ancient bottles. Really! Now is complicated, because I don’t have credit card, but in the future, I hope buy a book. Well. I’m sorry, but, I have other question about ancient bottles.  Perhaps you are thinking: “The Mexican’s archeologist is taking an unfair advantage” but I hope you help me again. I’m sure you cannot read my English, because my spelling is bad… but, I hope you can understand the idea…  If you remember, the last year, I was working in an excavation in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Monterrey is a city of the northeasthern of México, is in the south of Laredo, Texas) (please look at the picture) Then, I’m having many American’s bottles. For exam

ple, I found two or three Castoria´s bottles. Of course I have much information about this famous product. (Because I was searching in the WEB) Also, I have a Kentucky´s bottle (C H Wintersmith) made in Louisville Ky, and the bottle is Amber glass. Then, I sent a mail to the archeologists of the KENTUCKY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY (University of Kentucky) and they sent me valuable information about the bottle. Other bottles are menley - James, creme simon, and other items, but, I have information about those marks. However, in the Monterrey´s excavation I found other bottles and I don’t have idea what is it, because I don’t find information in the WEB. For exam

ple, I found a perfume bottle and the bottle has a name e on it:  RICKSECKERS PERFUME and the superimposed letter TR and NY  The bottle is clear glass, (3. 54 inches or 9 cm. approximate, please look at the picture)  In the WEB I don’t found anything...only a similar bottle in New Jersey. New Jersey Scuba Diver - Dive Sites - Northern New Jersey  Well, other bottle is a bottle from San Antonio, Texas and the bottle has a laboratory name e on it:  aSAN ANTONIO TEXAS, (on a side)  SAN ANTONIO PARK LABORATORY (in the other side). (Please look at the picture)  I sent a mail, but, the archeologists of the Texas Historical Commission only said me:  “Looks to be a late-nineteenth to early twentieth century apothecary or medicine bottle”  Of course, is useful information, but...I need more information…  I´ hope you can help me. Have you seen those Bottles?  What old time ago is?  Excuse me my spelling…  Thanks

 

 

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From: Rick or Shelly lobal

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: George Dickle bottle

Date 02/21/2006 7:16:59 PM

I have one of the powder-horn Dickle bottles from the sixties. It was unopened until this week when I decided to drink what is left ( the cork had shrunk, and some whiskey leaked out during a recent move. The bottle still has all the labels on it, and the leather holder is mint. Is this bottle worth anything, and if so, where would you find a buyer? I also have read the trekkies may be interested because they used the bottle on the original Star Trek show.

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From: DFlynn2468

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: No idea

Date 02/21/2006 3:21:19 PM

Found a bottle from the Marne River Co. , Manchester, NH. It has several pontil circles (5) on the bottom. It has some sort of metal handle and pouring spout on the top - also engraved with the Marne River Co. logo. It is a clear bottle and looks like molasses was in it?

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From: Marlee Dickerson 8

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. D. Jayne artwork

Date 02/21/2006 8:34:58 PM

Hello Digger. I have come to your sight from several different locations during my search for the artist that created an illustration for Dr. Jayne's & Sons' Tonic Vermifuge. The illustration was used on an advertising card, a chromolithograph, for this product and featured the Christian Graces, Faith, Hope and Charity. Would you have any idea who created that illustration or perhaps where else I might search? Any help you can give me would be most appreciated and your website is very informative! Thank You. Marlee

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From: janice crews kyol

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date 02/22/2006 12:41:18 AM

I have a liquor bottle that has 4 different liquors in one bottle for glass stopper in the top. creame de menthe Curacao triple sec cherry liqueur apricot liqueur I bought it at an auction and can not find any info. hope you can help janice crews

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From: Heidee Danielle Harvey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Non- American Bottle Questions

Date 02/21/2006 9:58:25 PM

Hello Digger, I was wondering if you could help me with a few bottles? Any advice you could pass along would be great!  First Bottle Description: (embossed) ANTESITE N. PERROT VOIRON ISERE  Color: Clear with an opalescent shine Height: 7" tall x 2. 5" ABM Style of Top: 3 Short ridges around top & a ground lip Cork inside bottle Base: Smooth with embossing label L VB 7 Condition: Excellent - no chips  Second Bottle Description: Color: Clear with an opalescent shine Height: 8" x 3' ABM Style of Top: Early screw cap with ground lip Closure: Plastic (cracked but on) topper Base: embossed - Roger & Gallet Bottle Made in France Condition: Very Good (other than cracked top)  Thank you so much. I have 2 boxes to plow through - most with "Made in France" markings. I appreciate your time! ~Heidee  

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From: Heidee Danielle Harvey rthlink

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Non-American Bottle Questions (with pictures)

Date 02/21/2006 10:00:54 PM

Dear Digger, I was wondering if you could help me with a few bottles? Any advice you could pass along would be great! First Bottle Description: (embossed) ANTESITE N. PERROT VOIRON ISERE Color: Clear with an opalescent shine Height: 7" tall x 2. 5" ABM Style of Top: 3 Short ridges around top & a ground lip Cork inside bottle Base: Smooth with embossing label L VB 7 Condition: Excellent - no chips Second Bottle Description: Color: Clear with an opalescent shine Height: 8" x 3' ABM Style of Top: Early screw cap with ground lip Closure: Plastic (cracked but on) topper Base: embossed - Roger & Gallet Bottle Made in France Condition: Very Good (other than cracked top) Thank you so much. I have 2 boxes to plow through - most with "Made in France" markings. I appreciate your time! ~Heidee

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From: cwrobelsable

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 02/21/2006 10:50:46 PM

Hi, I was wondering if you could provide me with any information about the Columbia Brewery in Dickson City PA. I live in the town, I've never heard of it until I saw a bottle for sale on Ebay. It appeared to be about 16oz, dark brown, crown top, Columbia Brewing Co. diagonally across the face in raised, cursive lettering. Thanks.  Christopher T. Wrobel

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From: John White e26

To: Digger

Subject: Interesting Bottle

Date 02/22/2006 9:32:16 AM

Hi Digger Some pics of an interesting little bottle I got in a box lot. I have a number of questions...the colour of the bottle is not really cobalt nor ice blue and I was wondering if you might class the colour as deep blue-green. It appears to have been made in a mold with an applied base. Up where the neck meets the shoulder there is a thin piece of glass which seems to have "oozed" out of the mold. Also, one side is slightly indented and I wonder if this flat area was intended for a label. What may the bottle have been used for, possibly poison? What name e would you give to the neck and lip design (it seems to be crudely formed) What would be the approximate age and an expected value. Thanks again for any help you can give.  John

 

Hi I sent you the pics of the small blue bottle and don't think I told you the size. . about 4 1/2" high.  John

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From: Jerry William

s bc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date 02/22/2006 10:06:16 AM

I have a bottle about the size and color of a 7 up bottle that I have had for 35 years that has the Santa- Fe railroad logo on it and says club soda bottled for Fred Harvey services. Bottle is in perfect condition and I worked for this railroad for 42 years and none of the old heads had seen one or couldn't remember them, probably were servided on the old dining cars years ago. Got and Idea what it might be worth? Jerry

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From: George Bost gmail

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 02/22/2006 10:47:43 AM

Hello,  I have a question about a bottle. I am not sure what used to be in it so I do not know what to ask. I will describe it to you and if you can will you tell me what it is and how much it would sell for. The bottle is not very tall and it has these words on the side of it ( Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup The Anglo American Drug Co. Successors to Curtis & Perkins Proprietors). I am not sure if I wrote that in the right order but if you could just let me know I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you. Sincerely,  Shanna Bost  shannabst

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From: MlclmSands

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: re boot bottle !

Date 02/22/2006 6:35:15 AM

Hi there don't know if you can help I have a Brown bottle in the shape of a cowboy boot with a star on the side with the words LAREDO PASS on the star with a horse shoe and the words Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey and on the base a label saying bottled by commonwealth distillery CO lawrenceburg Kentucky  don't no if this is collectable is it new or not have you any Idea? regards mal sands ( England)

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From: Eapitre2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: water bottle

Date 02/22/2006 7:53:49 AM

Dear sir, My sister bought me a water bottle hopeing I could find something out about it. The bottle has a blob top, side seams to the top, it is aqua green in color round in shape, with10 hex sided bottom about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick witha design design about an inch high from the bottom. On thr front it has Alexandria Bottling water works Alexandria La. on the back it has Regestered Must not be sold. There is not a date or patent number on it. It was found buried under her house in Lecompte, La. Looks like the ground may have been low and stuff used to fill in. The stopper is a metal wire with what might have had rubber around the bottom. I don't know much about these things as I am sure you can tell. I would appreciate any help. Ann Pitre eapitre2

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From: hubbellite

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sales inquiry courtesy of Kellysearch

Date 02/22/2006 1:53:56 PM

I have an unopened pint bottle of Kord creme de menthe- Cezecheslovakia-Bohemium glass shaped like a penquin-Value?

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From: D. Van chen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Chattanooga Medicine, Almost Full

Date 02/22/2006 3:28:52 PM

Hi, my name e is Debra. I have a bottle of medicine from the Chattanooga Medicine Company, McElree's Cardui (See Picture) This bottle is almost full of the medicine. I acquired this bottle years ago at an auction. It was in a box of miscellanious stuff I had bid on and has been on a shelf since. The cap is on very tight and I have never opened it. It looks like a cork sticking down in the bottle from the cap. Both labels are in great condition. Is this a rare find and who much do you think it's worth? Thank you.

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From: sean downes s

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: j. a. j. nolet bottle

Date 02/22/2006 4:47:42 PM

hi I was recently crawling around in my loft and taking up boards and found a bottle I would like some info about if you could possibly help? I have sent a photo to show the shape as I dont really know how to describe it, on the label it has quite a bit of writing it's : J. A. J NOLET as it's main writing underneath that it says : SCHIEDAM

- HOLLAND with a circle underneath that saying I. A. I. NOLET'S GAM

E COCK the only date I can find is on the front saying arnhem 1868 I hope you can get something from that as I am keen to get some info on this and a value would be great!!!! look forward to hearing of any info many thanks sean mob jpg

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From: Judy ert

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: P1010035

Date 02/22/2006 8:00:10 PM

Your

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From: Judy ert

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: P1010040

Date 02/22/2006 8:00:10 PM

Your f

Digger is there anything interesting here? JR Shoemaker PS Sending a few more pics. Thank you for your help. Your files are attached and ready to send with this message.  

This bottle I found is really important to get a response on and I hope you can help me. To my understanding it could be from the 1920s and the person I contacted has never seen the likes of it before. On the front of the bottle it has a mans face with a scarf and looks like a stocking cap. Printed on the front is NATURAL above the head and below the head is imprinted MINERAL WATER. On the back it is imprinted with PRIEST NATURAL SODA. Is this valuable or not? Thank you for your time. JR Shoemaker

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From: joey higgs  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: QUESTION ON BUFFALO LITHIA WATER

Date 02/22/2006 8:13:38 PM

My question is about buffalo lithia springs water bottles their are two kinds out their the bench the lady with the pitcher is sitting on the legs of the bench are different the first the leg is just straight the second the legs are jagged like diamonds shaped and I wonder if that just dates the bottle or if that means I got a repro thanks j higgs

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From: lee bradley ting

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question on bottles for sale

Date 02/22/2006 8:56:14 PM

Just found your web and was wondering when you update bottles for sale page(s)? ALSO do you ever list any Jack Daniels or Gunter bottles? May purchase the whiskey book but just getting into collecting!!! Thank you, Lee

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From: NATHAN RAY JONES com

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old jars

Date 02/22/2006 9:47:26 PM

hey digger I got an old one gallon jug with des pat 184991 on the neck of it dont have a picture but you do I saw it on one of your sites it was from bill seward date 09-3-2003 I would like to know the value and the age if you could hehp me I send my thanks nathan r jones

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From: mike bc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hot water bottle for babies

Date 02/23/2006 1:38:38 AM

I want to see who manufactured/ how much it is worth. I have a hot water bottle for babies you know for smoach aches, it is pink and had a pig on it and a saying of this little piggie goes to market. I do know that it was mine in 1967

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From: Bill Rodgers rty

To: JAOk20@bOTTLEBOOKS.COM

Subject: News Story on Digging

Date 02/23/2006 10:18:25 AM

Hello, My name e is Bill Rodgers. I'm a correspondant reporter with the Warren Tribune in Warren, Ohio. I was writing a feature story on one of the local privy digger hobbyists up there and wanted some more people in the bottle collecting/digging hobby to talk to. I saw your web site and thought you'd be a good authority on it.  I was wondering if there would be a convenient time for us to schedule an interview? I'm free for most of the next few days and can be reached at the contact information bellow. Thanks for your time, I hope I can talk to you soon.  Bill Rodgers

forty

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From: nee nee  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 66 year old whiskey

Date 02/23/2006 1:12:51 PM

I have a bottle of I. W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The bottle is sealed. The seal has a little damage (looks like from moisture) but you can still read that it was made in 1940 and bottled in 1945. Front and back labels are still in tact and in pretty good condition. On the left of the front label, the corner is starting to come up off the bottle, but is not ripped and is all there. On the bottom of the back label, it says THIS WHISKEY IS 5 YEARS OLD. There is a small tear on the label and the word old is almost gone. There is a State of Iowa Liquor Certificate on the front of the bottle above the front label. (certificate #U0664259) The edges are a little tattered but you can still read it. Above the label, it says FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE. (i guess this would be what you call embossing) It is a 4/5 quart bottle. 100 proof. The bottle is a little less than 11 inches tall. I hope this is enough info. I was wanting the know the rarity and value of this. I was offered $125. 00 a couple years ago without them seeing the bottle. thanks for your time. misty

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From: CSusiedancer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: MYSTERY VINTAGE HARBISONS' MILK BOTTLE WITH METAL TAG

Date 02/23/2006 11:40:16 AM

Dear digger, a friend of mine gave me a half pint milk bottle. It says Harbisons' registered dairies on one side and half liquid pint on the back. There is a large on both sides of bottle as well. The bottom has a large H and a small number 26 to the side and what looks to be the letter E inside of a circle. There is a metal wire around the neck of the bottle with a silver tag with the number 34 on it which reminds me of tags that farmers used to tag a cows ear as I recall from my uncles dairy farm growing up. He told me his father bought an old dairy in Hurlock, Maryland and this bottle was left over from when it was a working dairy that bottled and delivered milk. I and not seem to find any information about this dairy, date, value of bottle etc. Could you enlighten me? Thanks, Susie Coleman Clayton, Delaware

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From: joey higgs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 8:13 PM

 

Subject: question on buffalo lithia water my question is about buffalo lithia springs water bottles their are two kinds out their the bench the lady with the pitcher is sitting on the legs of the bench are different the first the leg is just straight the second the legs are jagged like diamonds saped and I wonder if that just dates the bottle or if that means I got a repro thanks j higgs

 

From: joey higgs 

To: Digger

Subject: Re: QUESTION ON BUFFALO LITHIA WATER

Date 02/23/2006 7:08:52 PM

Thanks by the way love your sight it has help me a lot blunder threw some times as I started my bottle collection Digger bottlebooks wrote:  There are numerous different molds. I saw one this last weekend that had the word Springs instead of Water. I doubt you can date them by the variants...yours is not a repro probably...most of them are in odd colors.  Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

 

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From: Mrecordsman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 02/24/2006 7:51:29 AM

Hello I recently purchased a bottle of Cherry Italian Wine by GIROLAM

O LUXARDO ARDO. The most interesting feature of this bottle is that it has a clock in the center of it. A Mercedes clock directly in the center of the bottle . Underneath the Mercedes title there is in small print West Germany. I'D assumed from the clock in the center that it was a collector's item. I have never seen a bottle like this. And I am not sure of the age or value. Any info you might have on it would be appreciated. thank you Seen this on your web page but did not find an answer. Have one just like it. My bottle has a label that states "Imported by American Beverage Broker. San Francisco, Cal. Import Licence Calif. 1-1025". Any information is greatly appreciated.

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From: Nelsonocala

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: rarity and age on two cobalt flask style bottles with pictures

Date 02/24/2006 8:08:55 AM

I have acquired two bottles in cobalt, they both have a cork type top and the seams stop at the bottom of the lip. The first bottle is 8 and 3/4 inches tall and 5 inches across, it is a rounded flask type. On one side there is a picture of George Washington with the words "General Washington" arching over his head. The other side has an eagle holding an olive branch in it's beak. He also is holding three arrows and a shield in his claws, with 9 stars arching over his head. There is the number 1 on the bottom. The second is 8 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches wide, also a rounded flask type. One side has a picture of Abe Lincoln with "ALINCOLN" under his picture and the words "with malice toward none" around his picture. The other side has a picture of a log cabin a fence and the words "with charity for all" arching over it. I was just wondering if you knew anything about them. Thanks so much, I love your site. Valerie

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From: Daniel ogeco. ca

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whisky

Date 02/24/2006 1:19:57 PM

I have a bottle of first edition Canadian whisky thomas adam

s distillers ltd. 25 oz. adam

s . It still contains the whiskey the seal is still on and it sits in a box that looks like a book . the year on the stamp is 1954. How can I find out if it is worth anything?

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From: Lori Carter igncoon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles of course

Date 02/24/2006 1:40:31 PM

Hi- what a cool site you have. I've been trying to get some information on some liquor bottles for a long time and I think you might be the one I need to talk to. I was given a box with 6, 1. 7 oz light bulb shaped bottles filled with liquors. All the bottles are still sealed and the box says they were made by E. V. E. R. T in Torino Italy. They were imported and distributed by Tempo Imports LTD, form Forest Hills, NY. There is no date anywhere on the box or bottles. I would appreciate anything you could tell me about them. Thanks. . Lori

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From: gail astound

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: honey bottle

Date 02/24/2006 3:49:01 PM

hi I found a 4 ounces pure honey bottle with a rounded bee hive on the front the bottom of the bottle says Honey Acres and the number 23 it looks like it might have had a cork top as there are no signs of any other way to seal the bottle the bottle is rectangular I appreciate any help you can give me Gail in California

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From: rshislerrytel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com, rshislerrytel

Subject: 2/24/06

Date 02/24/2006 3:38:21 PM

I found this bottle while moving some dirt at my home in central wis. I would like to know what it was used for and if it is of any value It is 3 1/2 by1 1/2 inches the line stops at the neck. there are no markings on it it has a pink tint to it. bottle needs a good cleaning it was full of dirt when I found it . It has some scratches on it but no chips there are some real small bubbles in the glass  Thank you Ron

 

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From: robert lowman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Cc: robert lowman Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 8:55 PM

 

Subject: purple bottle  I found a purple bottle excellent condition A. LANCASTERS Indian vegetable jaundice bitters Richmond 1852 worth anything

Subject: Re: purple bottle  repro.  See my article on Reproductions on my site.  Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

 

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From: Karen Johnson lets

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jim Bean Bottle

Date 02/24/2006 6:46:24 PM

My 91 yr. old grandmother passed away & I've been cleaning out her house. I found a bottle & have looked on many sites to find info. on it with no luck. Hopefully you can shed some info. to me. It's a 4/5 quart Jim Beam Bottle, Beam's Choice, on the front of the bottle is a picture of a nurse & child, under the picture is a little box that says, Nurse and Child & under that says Frans Hals. I can remember when I was a child my grandmother telling me they outlawed this bottle because it had a child on it. On the bottom of the bottle it has: top line: 20, second time P in a circle KY - DRB (or DR8) - 230 4, then on the bottom line: 67 Bottle coloring rusty bronze over black. Any info. or value you can give me on this bottle would be greatly appreciated. Her house is in a little town in WV.  Thank you so very much,  Karen Johnson karenspiglets

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From: Anna Lozica as-online

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date 02/24/2006 8:33:44 PM

Hi "Digger" Pete again! Have a couple more bottles given me trouble trying to find anything about them. One is obviously a liquor bottle and probably the one most interested in knowing about. Looked every kind of way I know trying to find something on it. Anyway it's like the guy or company didn't exist. I live east of New Bern about 25 miles in Hobucken and well aware New Bern is not spelled this way anymore. Have built myself a fair collection of old bottles that I dig myself, but I seem to find one here and there that I know nothing on and this is one of them! Anyway would like to know if you do! Feel like between 1840-1860 time frame but not sure. Crudely made from most I have found. The neck is pushed up into the bottle always. The bottle is 6" tall and has the letter B and a crude looking 8 on the bottom. The second bottle would like to know whether it's a poison or a medicine. It is 2 3/4" tall and seam stops at shoulder. Has Weyth on bottom. Like to know a value for each. Thanks for your time! Pete.  

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From: Walker ocket

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Martin's V. V. O. Scotch Whisky

Date 02/24/2006 8:45:04 PM

I am trying to find some information on this bottle of Scotch that was given to my mother several years ago. The attached pictures are not very clear. The bottle is clear in color, it is 18 1/2 " in height and is 17" around. It appears to have a cork stopper plug and it is still sealed and has never been opened. It stands in its original cast iron cradle.  

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From: Laboop6TToo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 02/24/2006 4:09:29 PM

Hello. I was just wondering if you can give me some information on this bottle top. It was found in a backyard of a rental home about 12 years ago in Patchogue, Long Island. It is dated Feb. 7th, 1893. It has the the name e K. Hutien on the opposite end as well as Pat 2. Any information you can give us, is appreciated

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From: Wnterwispr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 02/24/2006 6:02:41 PM

Hi.... I cannot find anything on this bottle. I hope you can tell me a bit about it. It is a green 8fl oz soda bottle. The bottle says "less sweet 30-30 " at the top . " A refreshing beverage and mixer" with an emblem of crossed rifles with 30-30 on either side, with "won the west" between the bottom of the rifles. A little picture of an elf and by Duffys' at the bottom. I would like to know the age and value if possible. Thank you.... . Debbie

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From: Gary Antczak

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: info, pls

Date 02/24/2006 11:34:46 PM

This 18 fl oz bottle of Hostetters has never been opened. I'm wondering if it can be sold on eBay, as I understand there is a high alcohol content in the product as it was originally manufactured. am only sending photo of the top, but have other views of the bottle if you would like to see them - the label is almost mint - this item belonged to a friend's father. Appreciate any help you can offer. Judy

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From: CSusiedancer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 02/24/2006 7:09:58 PM

thanks for getting back to me.... after more searches I think this bottle is from Pennsylvania dairy. downloaded a picture off of ebay just like my bottle. As the wire around the neck with the metal tag...have yet to find another bottle with a tag but it definitely came on the bottle that way the bottle is new and has never been used and my friend has a lot of them exactly like mine wish I had a camera and was more computer savey. I would love to show you. If I can get a friend to do this for me I will send you a picture to clarify this bottle better for you.  thanks, susie coleman

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From: gail astound

To: Digger

Subject: Re: honey bottle

Date 02/25/2006 1:48:28 AM

thank you so much I have your website bookmarked Gail

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From: Digger

To: gail Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 2:30 PM

 

Subject: Re: honey bottle  They come in many sizes and in both clear and aqua. In good shape they bring $10-15 Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: gail

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 3:49 PM

 

Subject: honey bottle  hi I found a 4 ounces pure honey bottle with a rounded bee hive on the front the bottom of the bottle says Honey Acres and the number 23 it looks like it might have had a cork top as there are no signs of any other way to seal the bottle the bottle is rectangular I appreciate any help you can give me Gail in California

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From: Liesa Jossel el co. za

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 02/25/2006 6:31:15 AM

Hi I have a blue tinted 190ml coke bottle (empty) with a rusty cap, and Japanese writing on it. Can you tell me anything about it, or put me on to someone who can? Many thanks Liesa Jossel

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From: Aaron Rose sd

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dupont bottle

Date 02/25/2006 9:10:14 AM

I found a Dupont bottle in a original wood crate with blue chemical inside. The bottle was inside a gas well house in upstate MI. It is about two feet tall and two feet around. I don't know what's inside and/or either the chemical or bottle may be worth. Can you help?

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From: tam

edorris s

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date 02/25/2006 10:51:30 AM

Hi I have a brown bottle that about 9 inches high and has the words John Wyeth & Bro Philadelphia Liq. ext. malt ( all in caps) embossed on the side on the bottom is this 255M the next is long and not the top is smooth made for a cork not a screw top there are 2 seams running on sides How do I know if this is a reproduction or an original? Thanks TAM

my Dorris

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From: The Walters entel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dixie wine corp- richmond

Date 02/25/2006 2:04:02 PM

Bottle from Dixie wine corp.- Richmond va worth?

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From: Manicoverdose

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Barros Rose Wine Pottery Jug

Date 02/25/2006 11:07:26 AM

Dear Digger, My mother was recently cleaning out some boxes and she came across this bottle (pictured below) which she remembers having received from an old friend back in the early 1970's. The bottle measures approximately 9 inches in height with a rounded lip and still has almost all of it's labels in tact. The mold seam appears to go right over the top but there is still a lot of the original wax seal that was placed over the cork around the mouth of the bottle. That makes it tough to say exactly how the seam goes. As you can see in the photo's below the bottle is rounded, tapering from a small bottom measuring about 9 and half inches around, up to a rather large top measuring 13 and a half inches around. The handle connects from the 13 inch portion curving up and the back down so that it meets the neck well about an inch below the lip. Just above the main label is what appears to be a red (possibly orange) Iron Cross in gold trim with the word "Fado" in bold gold lettering and in very tiny print underneath is the word "speciale". The main label itself pictures a Wine vineyard and has the name e "Baros" in block letters above the photo. Just beneath the word Baros, it says "Alcohol 12% By Volume". On the bottom of the main label below the picture it has "Rose Wine" in bold black lettering and just above that it says "Contents - 72 Centiliters". . Then the words "Estate Bottled" on the left side and "Product Of Portugal" on the right. Also, further off to the right of the main label is stamped (directly into the pottery) "Hand Made - A. Rangela Oliveira Azemeir - Portugal" The only label on the bottle which is not in tact is one that is just below the neck on the 13 inch part of the bottle. It appears to have been oval shaped and while some text is still visible it seems almost to be printed backwards and some of it upside down which seems very odd to me. I did do a good amount of research on the bottle and the vineyard online but I can not find any bottles which match this one or any info as to when it may have been produced. It's a good possibility that I'm just looking in all the wrong places but I can find nothing about the cross or the Fado name e in the center. I did see a similar bottle to this one on one of your "Ask Digger" answer page from 2004 but the bottles labels are not even a close match. The name e is right and the bottles look similar in shape but everything else is completely different. There was no answer provided to the persons question that I saw, so I thought I would write to you myself and see if you could provide any information at all. My main interest is the bottles history, when it was made and by who, and whether or not it was specially commissioned as I suspect. Of course, if you are able to provide any info on value if any it would be interesting to know.  Thank very much for your attention to my email, I found your site and it's information fascinating.  Best Regards, Anthony Yates

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From: Ruth032342

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pernua

Date 02/25/2006 3:44:19 PM

I have a post card and it has the Ozark mountain and has a calendar on the back of it 1935 . So if you no anything about it I would like to no .

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From: WAYNE PHILLIPS ca

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Canadian bottles

Date 02/25/2006 9:30:34 PM

Hello, Do your guides have many Canadian bottles, especially sodas and medicinals? I am looking for a price guide for these but have been unable to find anything. Thanks, Wayne

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From: Rangerik1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 2 soda bottles - NU ICU and Keen

Date 02/25/2006 7:28:52 PM

Hi. I have these 2 soda bottles and have not found anything about them.  #1 is 9 1/4 " tall. has Nu Icu with a sentence under the NU ICU stating "flavors you can't forget. " This is on both sides. These are debossed and the wording is inside a debossed up side down 5 point star. The seams go completely from bottom to the lip. There are 3 raised areas between inches 2-3 from the lip and then has a "waist" at 6 ". Around the bottom on one side it states"minimal contents full half pint" the other side "bottle patent pen'd March 9, 1920". there are no marks on the bottom, but the center is recessed from the bottom rim, #2 - 9 1/4 " tall. Seam from bottom to top rim. This is a very heavy bottle has the word Keen on both sides, debossed and the bottom of the K underlines the rest of the word. One side of the bottom states "Keen drinks satisfy" and under that "10 fluid ounces. " Other side of the bottom state " Trade mark reg. " and under that "US Pat. Reg. " Bottle bottom has the Keen with the bottom of the K encircling the whole word. inside the bottom it appears to be uneven, it can be see through the glass.  Been trying to find out for a long time about these, if there is any value to them, and what their history is, so I hope you can help. thanks, Joanne Montgomery

 

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From: Cynthia RAM

sey comcast

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jug

Date 02/26/2006 4:40:53 AM

Hello Digger, I guess I may have one of those old alcohol containers with the following printed in raised lettering front and center of the jug.  Kindly let me know if you can help me figure out if or what it is worth. I must say it is a gorgeous piece of pottery work in mint condition with a beautiful shiny finish throughout.  "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-Sale of this Bottle. " Description: Light does not penetrate through the bottle. It is pear shaped from the base of the neck and down to the base of the jug. It has a nice smooth lip around the spout. It's neck has two handles which reminds me of a pretzel they are ear shaped handles located on each side of the neck.  Height and Width: Approximately 6 inches tall and 3 inches at it widest point.  Color scheme: Beige - from the top to the mid section. Dark Brown - from the mid section down to the base.  Markings located underneath the base reads: 119 D60 47 5 Digger, thanks so much in advance for any information on this. I truly appreciate your time and knowledge.  Sincerely, Cindy RAM

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From: belinda gober 28

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 02/26/2006 12:51:44 PM

Dear Digger, just wondering if you can tell me anything about a old antique bottle labeled Sure*Kleen, it was bottled in New Orleans, La. was found in a old barn, just wondering how old it could be

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From: Mglennjones

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sweet bye & bye bottle

Date 02/26/2006 12:14:47 PM

I found this bottle in the over hang of a house that was supposed to of be built before 1850s The height is 3 3/16" It seams to be in A1 shape but dirty. The area in the center has raised letters SWEET, BYE & BYE, CORNINC & TAPPAN, NY 861 on the very bottom of it Do you have any information on this bottle.  Thank you Glenn Jones

 

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From: Alex HAM

m  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1870s Moxie Nerve Food bottle

Date 02/26/2006 5:39:03 PM

Hello, My name e is Alex HAM

m, and I am a resident of Norfolk, NE. I went out to eat with my parents and relatives today, meeting in a town called North Bend. After we ate, we rummaged through an antique store. At the last minute, I found a 1870s (I know cuz I did some research) Moxie Nerve Food bottle, about the size of a pint, with approximately a two inch mouth...the bottle still has most of the original label, describing the wonders of the Moxie Nerve Food, all the ailments that it cured...Do not mistake it with the later moxie. This is the real deal...I was wondering if you could give me a price estimate on it...over 95% of the label remains, and the message is completely legible except for a few words that are easy to figure out. I bought it for fifty cents!!! Please get back to me when you have time. Thanks a million for your time.  ALEX HAM

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From: april singley ethan_9

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: fruitcura

Date 02/26/2006 8:06:12 PM

hello digger- I found a clear bottle labeled "fruitcura's woman's tonic' a few years ago in the woods in new Hampshire. the bottle seems to be turn of the century but in remarkable condition, do you think its worth anything? I tried to do some research online about the company but wasn't able to come up with much. whatever information you can share about the bottle would be greatly appreciated.  thank you, april

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From: Bob Santos 0on

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Questions

Date 02/26/2006 10:23:37 PM

Dr. Digger, I am writing to ask about 2 different items.  The first is a small, barely Amethyst medicine bottle about 3 1/2" high with four 1 1/4" sides. It reads: DR. LEE'S LINIMENT A SURE CURE FOR QUINSY SORE THROAT AND CROUP 75 YEARS BEFORE THE PUBLIC A SURE TEST PREPARED BY THE PERSIAN BALM CO. N. S. PHG. PA.  The seam goes part way to the top, the lip (with slight imperfections) having been applied separately.  The bottle was found along a stream in western PA right after the Johnstown flood of 1977.  There is no damage to the bottle and very little staining.  I would like to know a little about the background and the value.  I don't know if you can help me with the second item or not. It is a two piece laboratory distillation apparatus. The outer piece looks as though it was made with a wooden mold. The seams go partly to the top and then disappear as though the top was applied separately. The bottom is relatively smooth, but has a few swirl marks from the manufacturing process. I am trying to find out how old this item is and what it is worth.  Any help that you can give me on these would be most appreciated.  Thank you! Bob

 

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From: Helen Mclennan ennanack. co. uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Aqua green bottle

Date 02/27/2006 7:30:25 AM

Hi, I have found a round bottle about 4 inches tall with quite a wide neck. It is light green glass but it has an 'N' imprinted on the base and I have not seen this before. Can you help?

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From: Bretz, Traci E ycoelectronics

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Do you do crates

Date 02/27/2006 11:36:35 AM

Hi, I wanted to know if a Vintage King George lV Blended Scotch Whisky CRATE is worth any thing? Thanks! Traci

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From: andrea bosurgi wo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 09/20/2005 1:15:28 PM

I have three bottles I would like info on , can you help or direct me to someone who can? 1. Jenny Lind Bottle 9-1/2" tall ( dark cobalt blue ) has the name e Empire Glass works on one side with picture of a house/church on the other side has picture of another bottle with leaves around the bottom, bottle is narrow at the top then neck is a little larger then bottom is fuller kind of oval shaped? 2. Milk bottle that has 3 cent sign and Southern Dairies, Inc. in what looks like a label and the other side says One Quart Liquid N. C approved Winston-Salem 3 with cent sign Deposit/ 3. Small bottle could be medicne bottle/beverage Bicentennial, picture of Thomas Jefferson stars on either side of head on other side Fairfield County Fair create a new job buy your beverage in a glass container 1850 - 125 years - 1975 compliments of Anchor Hocking and symbol? container division Lancaster, Ohio Is there a charge for this info if so please disregard.  Thanks, Ann

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From: Currestl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Liquore Galliano

Date 02/27/2006 9:28:43 AM

Dear Digger; I've had a bottle (unopened/and sealed) of Liquore Galliano for years and would like to know if it has any collecting value. It measures 121/8" tall, marked 70 proof, 375ml. is yellow in color. Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Don Vance E-mail _bert487_ (mail

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From: MASTERCHOPS psalva

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: here is a pick that I forgot to send about the Pepsi bottle

Date 02/27/2006 5:16:01 PM

Hi Digger,  I have a Old Pepsi Cola Bottle that I can not seem to find information on and AM

hoping you could help.  The bottle is 7 3/4" tall, the seem goes over the top of the lip, the base is smooth with 1582 EG24 raised on the heel, it is round in shape with blocks half way up the bottle with raised wording of, PEPSI=COLA BOTTLING WORKS LYNCHBURG, VA. CONTENTS 6 FL. OZ. REGISTERED then there is two more lines of smaller blocks, the color is emerald green, condition is excellent. I would like to know the age, rarity, value and history. Thank you very much in advance

 

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From: coryandsara cattercreek

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Soda Bottle

Date 02/27/2006 7:14:40 PM

My husband was on a dig in Wilsonville Oregon and came across an Old Colony Beverages Bottle. The bottling company was Consolidated Bottling Co. Portland Oregon. My question is how old is this bottle and is there any info on the company it came from?

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From: Jeanette McDaniel and

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Chestnut Farms Dairy, Washington, D. C.

Date 02/27/2006 8:08:59 PM

What is a 1 pint bottle from Chestnut Farms Dairy, Washington, D. C. worth? My son found it in the river, on the bottom it has CFD on the back it has One Pint Chestnut Farms Dairy and on the front it has Chestnut Farms Dairy Washington DC with cows and trees? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Jeanette

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From: JOHNNA  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: questions about old clay jug from germany

Date 02/27/2006 9:58:03 PM

Hi, I have a clay jug from Germany that has a crest of some sort, the jug says rhenser mineralbrunnen, Rhens a Rhein, Deutschland Germany, about 1/2 inch from bottom of jug it looks like there was a plug of some kind, the jug is about 24 inches tall and about 16 inches around, the only information I can find is that if held mineral water from a town called rhens that dates back to the 1500s, also some info about a church I think, scharfenturm. , the crest has a crown on top of a circle with a cross on one side and a double flags crossed on the other side. The city if Rhens and there was a mineral springs, but everything is in german so is hard for me to figure it out. If you have any info or know where I can get some I would appreciate it. Thank you Johnna

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From: Jsaxe1969

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Richards&Warren bottle

Date 02/27/2006 5:27:54 PM

Hi Digger  My daughters and I have found a bottle in north east pa that no one knows any thing about it , can you help? The bottle reads as follows Richards&Warren 69 N2nd S T PHILAD a {small a} . Thanks for your time Jim saxe

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From: ICETEX40

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: blue bitters bottles

Date 02/27/2006 6:37:07 PM

Digger, I have two Fisch's bottles in the blue color. A big one and a small one. I am send a PIC. John Campbell

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From: WAS3UNDER

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: photo of bottle on your site

Date 02/27/2006 7:38:21 PM

hello

--- on your website, not far from where questions stop being answered and the links to your books begin, there is a 2002 submission with a large photo of a Doulton "B&L" transfer-ware whisky jug (Bulloch & Lade, I think, cream body with a navy blue upper half. ) goofy question, i'm sure, but is there any way you might be able to get me in touch with the person who submitted that picture & question (even for a fee ?) quite by accident, I recently broke my in-law's duplicate of this jug, which my Mom-in-law's Dad had brought from Scotland in 1928 or so.  my increasingly desperate internet search has produced zilch thus far, except for your website photo, and old industry ads, so I'm desperate enough to write to you in the hopes that A) I could somehow reach the owner (however unlikely), and B) buy their jug.  any help VERY much appreciated ! Cheers, and kind regards, JAM

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From: SLAM

IEZZZZ

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Honey Hipper Dumps

Date 02/28/2006 12:51:31 AM

Today I found another place where the honey dippers dumped the shit! believe it or not, what I discovered is they used to build up a pile of rocks and dump the contents of the bucket on the rocks to drain, I also think they had a pit in the ground first and tossed all the bottles and slop in , when the hole was filled, they piled it with rocks and dumped on the rocks after, how I know this is, under the first few rocks is the good ole seeded black clumps you find in privys, un miss take a bull, shit that is hahaha we found one at work today back by a old canal and train tracks in the woods, I found one behind my house to, found some black glass up there, the one in the woods today I found a Lydia pinkham med that aint how ya spell it , but that bottle told me my findings where true, now alls I have to do is take out a few hunderd rocks lol and see what's under the ground, cuz its all fill under the rocks, like a up side down privy hahah! did you ever find any thing like that? I never even heard digger o ell say any thing about honey dippers dumps. Rick*

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From: angie minnton ver123

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: milk bottle

Date 02/28/2006 11:10:01 AM

hi, I have a milk bottle I was wondering if you could tell me what it is worth? it is clear, it is 1 quart size. and it says this bottle is the property of dairy container corporation Detroit, mi. never sold must be returned using contents and on the bottom it has s 7 47 and near the bottom it says sealed 111-14. it is kin of stained tha label is green. anything you can tell me would be great thanks. angie

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From: Matthew, Shannon, Ryan & Jacob

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cobalt blue bottle

Date 02/28/2006 1:50:14 PM

Hi Digger: I'm curious and lost for info. I have a cobalt blue bottle that says "HALF PINT" on the front. On the bottom, it says, "JAR MADE IN ITALY" and on the inside of that ring of words it says, "CROWNFORD CHINA CO. " 1967. There's a "C" in the center of the very bottom of the bottle. It stands about 7. 5 inches tall and has a wire and glass bottle topper. Can you tell me what it was used for and if it's worth anything? Thank you~Shannon

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From: Herb. WeaverTo: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 02/28/2006 3:19:42 PM

Dear Sir. I'm trying to get some info on a very unique medicine advertising piece I acquired about two ago. I found a wood and glass display cabinet advertising Mcleans medicine from St. Louis. Of course I'm sure you have seen the bottles before, somewhat common, but an advertising display case is hard to acquire. The description is as follows: "DR. J. H. MCLEANS INVIGORATING CORDIAL AND BLOOD PURIFIER" (painted on front of cabinet on wood at top, light lettering on black background). On sides of cabinet in black slanted letters engraved in wood "DR J H MCCLEANS / INVIGORATING CORDIAL / AND / BLOOD / PURIFIER". The glass front is curved. The inside has a middle shelf. It's about 2'-6" tall and 1'-6" wide. The back has a hinged door for access. It probably sat on a counter and didn't hang on wall. I would say it is circa late 1870's to 1880's. It is a museum quality piece in good condition. If you have any information on this piece (age, rarity and value) or contact with anybody that would, please let me know. Herb

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From: annsofka

To: JAOk20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: lalique perfume bottle

Date 02/28/2006 3:24:31 PM

do you have a resource to replace the atomizer bulb in my lalique bottle? I live in Portland, or thanx

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From: Jennifer Moore 43 nz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date 02/28/2006 6:31:37 PM

I found two half pint clear glass bottles buried about six feet under ground in Charlotte, NC. They are Stamped in glass , on the top center it has "Former Owned Dairy", then on the bottom stamped is the name "Douglas", under the stamp it has the number 1750, there is a date on the bottle "Sealed 1/11/14". On the top it looks like it would have been sealed, around the lip you can see the marks. They are in EXCELLENT shape and I didn't know if they were worth anything at all. Thank you Jennifer

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From: Roy GrahAM

e rogers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 02/28/2006 6:42:12 PM

Hi Digger.  I have an aqua colored bottle 7 1/2" high. The glass is very thick and crudely made with bubbles, swirls, and voids throughout. On the bottle is embossed "S. LEDGARD, NELSON HOTEL, ARMLEY" and on the bottom of the bottle it says "E B & CO LD 1073". The thick lip has internal thread that looks like the top would have turned one revolution to seal the contents. Would you have any ideas on its age, value and if it is in fact a beer bottle? Roy Graham

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From: C. Tipney ympa

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 02/28/2006 11:41:50 PM

Canadian milk bottle, pint size approximately 1965

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From: C. Tipney

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 02/28/2006 11:47:53 PM

glass bottle, about 30 cm high, 5" diameter, with a rounded out bottom, looks very old. what purpose could this bottle have hab because it cannot be set upright without any support???

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From: rabbitt gregory t2424

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pontil bottle

Date 02/28/2006 11:53:35 PM

C. Ellis & Co Philada huge bubbles offset high kick up pontil double collar light lime green 7 in seam stops at shoulder thanks mrs gregory

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