January 2005 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2005

Hello, my name is Carlie Ogborne and I am from Essex, England  and was wondering whether you could help me. about 6 years ago my brother-in-law who is a manual labourer was digging when he came across 11 bottles. I've been researching all over the web trying to find out about them but I've had no such luck. i doubt their worth anything and some of them are quite damaged but id just like to know what they were used for, what year they came from, etc... if you could help me in any way what so ever i would be most grateful. i have attached two photos to this email of them, in bottles photo one the bottle closest to the right says 'Chandler and co. bermondsey' right near the bottom the bottle on the left in the photo says 'Stephens Aldersgate London' and in the second photo the small blue bottle says 'NOT TO BE TAKEN' and on the bottom of that blue bottle is says 1oz any information you could give me would help so much, thank-you for your time carlie ogborne

 Hey Carlie, Looks like a bunch of pottery inks to me. The two excepts are the wide mouth pottery bottle, which is a blacking bottle and the little blue poison bottle. All the bottles, except the damaged ones have some value, perhaps $4-5 USD each. Digger

From: Vincent Leemann

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles with liquor in them

Date: 01-01-2005

Hi - I was given two bottles with the original sour mash Kentucky whiskey in them for Christmas. They have all the seals and labels. They say they were made in 1902 and bottled in 1910. Is there a place that you know of to sell these?  Thanks, Vincent Leemann

Hard to give a value without seeing them. If they are embossed with colorful labels then they could be quite valuable. At the very least, they ought to be worth $50 and probably more. Digger

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From: Jennifer Fredericks

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Crown Royal

Date: 01-01-2005

Hi Digger. My grandfather has a bottle of 1952 Crown Royal that has never been opened. It still has the certification number on the seal. He is interested in selling this. How do I find out how much it is worth? Where would he sell it? Jennifer Fredericks

About the only place I can say you might have a chance is on Ebay. Look for comparables to help with the value.  Regardless, the bidders will set the price.  I think it will be a hard item to sell, especially if you are going to hold out for some elusive top value. Digger

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From: twister3233

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr Bulls bottle

Date: 01-01-2005

  I have been trying to find out about an old bottle that I have, and a Google search led me to you. I hope that maybe you can help me with this, if you will.    The bottle is an amber Dr Bulls Herbs and Iron bottle. I have found information on a W. H. Bulls, and a Dr W. H. Bulls with a similar bottle. But on mine, the lettering looks like it was hand carved in the mold, and it is a poor job of lettering. The N in Iron is backwards. The bottles I have seen on the web have much better lettering, and they all say W. H. Bull's, but otherwise appear to be the same bottle. Can you tell me anything about this bottle?

The W. H. Bull Medicine Company was located in St. Louis Missouri.  the labeled specimen of the bottle you are asking about gives the alcohol content at 17%.  That this was listed suggests a fairly late date. possibly after 1906. The base of the examples I have seen have an 1885 patent date on them so they cannot be earlier than that.  I found a listing for the product in 1912.  About 1900 they were producing a whole line of medicines including two sizes of the Herbs and Iron, an eye salve a worm syrup, a pile cure, a blackberry tonic, stomach bitters and others. Confusion often exists because there are several well known "Dr. Bulls". Dr. J. W. Bull was located in Baltimore and as far as I know there is no relation to the St. Louis Concern.

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From: LINWOOD LOTHROP

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 01-01-2005

I live in Rockland, Maine and while collecting sea glass along the beach I found a small glass bottle that has the name Kellogg's cast into the bottom of the bottle. I am curious about it's origin and if it is related to the Kellogg's cereal company.

The bottle is clear glass and is maybe a 4 oz size bottle. It is approx 3 inches wide and about an inch deep.  Any info you could provide would be helpful. There is no other markings on the bottle.  Thank you for any help!!  Linwood

Possibly, .  There was Kellogg & Hitchcok Co. of New York City selling compound Menthol Drops and Ojoy tablets around the turn of the century.  Dr. J. D. Kellogg of Battlecreek, Michigan was at the same time selling Columbian Oil and Jonathan Hall's Pills.

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From: LeeinMelbourne@webtv.net

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1743 whiskey bottle

Date: 01-01-2005

I found a bottle about 30 years ago in the Indian river in melbourne, Florida. It's about 10" tall, brown glass, it's about 5" in diameter and the neck gets thin near the opening. it has a thumb "print" on the neck. it has raised letters on the front (1743 blended scotch whiskey) and  on the bottom in raised letters it says it's from exert England. Any information about the bottle would be appreciated "thank you"....lee

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From: sdhirt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: puryo

Date: 01-01-2005

Can you tell me anything about puryo rye whiskey - Meadville, PA?  I have an unopened bottle dated 1914 on the tax stamp. Thanks. S. Hirt Doylestown, PA

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From: The Stewarts

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: orange crush bottle

Date: 01-01-2005

I have a emerald green Orange Crush Soda Bottle.  It has the red and white emblem and under that it says  PRODUCED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF CRUSH INTERNATIONAL INC.  2201 MAIN ST. EVANSTON. ILL 60204  10 FL. OZ.  On the neck it has  RETURN FOR DEPOSIT  BOTTOM  HAS   6   1269 L   _ 4  The # before the 4 could be a 1 or a 7  or something else. Can not figure it out. The bottle is in perfect condition   Empty. Can you tell be the worth and the year it is from?  Brenda Stewart

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From: Connie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: brown pepsi bottle

Date: 02-01-2005

Hi DIGGER,

I have a brown screw top 16oz pepsi bottle,I believe i got it in the early 70's.Iwas just wondering if it was worth anything. THANK YOU    TOM

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From: EARL AMP KATH VINING

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: boiler test bottles

Date: 02-01-2005

Digger; I have a couple of factory boiler room test beakers wonder if you could help me identify

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From: rick benson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Maypop bottle

Date: 02-01-2005

Hello Digger I was wondering if you could tell this bottles story. It is clear and says Maypop in raised letters on the front and on the rear has a raised picture of a tree. It is about five and one half inches tall. It also has the raised tree emblem on the bottom of the bottle. No dates anywhere on the bottle but there is a code- G26 under  the US patent office logo. Also ther are the numbers 2839L.. There are also a series of long diamond and circle shapes that go around th bottle. Thanks for any help that you can give.

 Rick Benson

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From: Steplock, Christopher

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 19?? Benedictine and Brandy Bottle

Date: 02-01-2005

I was wondering if you could help me out.  I obtained this bottle of Benedictine and Brandy that has never been opened nor has the Tax seal been broken.  I am trying to date and value it.  Could you help me?  Thanks C.L. Steplock

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From: oldjules

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Louis Taussic Bottle

Date: 02-01-2005

Hi Digger - I am hoping you can help me with  a couple of bottles I just bought - one is marked in raised lettering, in a circle, Louis Taussic & Co San Francisco Cal. and in the middle of the circle , 26 & 28 Main St.  It is 11 inches tall, and the mouth is 1 inch wide and has threading inside the mouth.  It has turned a pretty purple color.

The second bottle is also purple and 10 1/2 inches tall and has some embossed vertical lines along the bottom.  This bottle was found in the mountains west of Idaho Springs Colorado in 1936.  It still has a thin brittle piece of rubber around the neck of the bottle.  Any history and estimated value of these two bottles would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks for all you do!  Julie McCole.

 

 

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From: Ogunquit

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: scott's emulsion

Date: 02-01-2005

Dear Digger, While digging a hole in my yard to bury my pet rabbit, I found a clear bottle about 9" tall embossed with the words Scott's Emulsion Cod Liver Oil with Lime Soda. Can you tell me anything about this bottle?  i.e. The year it was used, what is it's medicinal purpose and is Scott's still in business?  Thank you for your help.  Sincerely, Kathy Z. Dumont, NJ

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From: keith mckearney

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: brandimist

Date: 02-01-2005

I read one your articles about a brandimist green glass 1926 bottle, I dug 1 up in the central green mountains of Vermont, it is in pristine condition, do you have any info on this find...john.

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From: stephanie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02-01-2005

Hello, a few years back I was given a very nice bottle. It is clear and in excellent shape. It says it's from the "Tahoe Brewery" Soda Pop.

I researched and found that the Tahoe brewery was in Virginia City way back. but to have made soda was unusual I thought. Ever run across one?   Thanks,  breezy

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From: JPatton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pepto-Mangan Guide

Date: 02-01-2005

Digger, I don't have a bottle but I do have a small book that is a Pepto-Mangan Guide, Physician's Memorandum (Year Book) for 1916 by M. J. Breitenbach Co.  This book appears to advertise and promote Pepto-Mangan.  Do you think it is worth anything?  Thanks for your help!  Jeff Patton

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From: Ckkissinger

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glass minnow traps

Date: 02-01-2005

Hi,, I have an old green colored minnow jug.. It has Canp Minnow Trap on the  front of it and a metal lid that has white glass inside the lid. Can you give me an idea what it worth,, It seems to be in good shape.. Thanks,,, Cindy

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From: stephanie >

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re:

Date: 02-01-2005

Hello, thanks for the reply. I'll have to dig it out as it has been packed away but it does say "Tahoe Brewery soda" But I have to look again for the lip. Thanks, and when i do I'll get a photo of it. I will check out your site now  "Happy New year!' a few years back I was given a very nice bottle. It is clear and in excellent shape. It says it's from the "Tahoe Brewery" Soda Pop.  I researched and found that the Tahoe brewery was in Virginia City way back. but to have made soda was unusual I thought. Ever run across one?  Thanks, breezy

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From: Bird Family

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Whiskey Bottles

Date: 02-01-2005

Hi,  My mother and father saved whiskey and brandy bottles from 1937 on up and I would like to know how to find out their worth and how to go about selling them. Thank you.  Bob Bird

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From: Larry LeSueur

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: C.Conrad & CO's Original Budweiser bottle info

Date: 02-01-2005

Hi Digger, I am looking for information on a bottle I recently found . It  is a beer bottle embossed with the following : C. Conrad & CO's----Original Budweiser----U.S. Patent No 6376. The bottom is embossed with CC& Co-----It is a light blue tint in excellent condition with no chips and very little staining inside. I found it in the sand  at low tide on the beach of an island off the Gulf coast of Fla. Please provide any info you can about the bottle, is approximate value, dates of manufacturer, the Conrad Bottling Company and where it was located. Thank you, Larry LeSueur.-----t

These bottles are no as rare as you might think. Most of the examples I have seen are dug and often are in rough shape.  One with a label would bring hundreds of dollars.  The bottles  generate a lot of interest because they are the original bud bottle and for that reason they are saleable and have value.  I'd estimate $75-125 for a dug example..

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From: T. Player (Dissonant)

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wilken's Whiskey

Date: 03-01-2005

I'm looking for information on a pint bottle of Wilken's Blended Whiskey bottled by the Wilken Company from PA.  The bottle I have is unopened, and still has the federal seal over the cap.  There is no date that I can see on the bottle, but I believe the company stopped bottling whiskey in the 1930s.  Please send any information you can on what this could possibly be worth.  I've attached some pictures.  Thank you, T. Player

     

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From: Allan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: vapo-cresolene co. bottle

Date: 03-01-2005

Hi!  I have a bottle-it says vapo-cresolene co. on it and says PATOUS July 17,94 ENG July23,94.  It is square and has raised bumps on 2 of its sides.  There is a brownish material inside it.  It is 5 1/4 inches high.  Have you got a clue what its worth, if anything? Thanks for your time and have a Happy New Year! Peg Cox

$5-10

Digger

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From: Allen, Cathy S.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 03-01-2005

Hello, I am interested in purchasing an antique glass oil jar.  I have the metal spout that my grandfather used on our family farm.  I really want it more for sentimental purposes than anything else.  Someone brought me in two "oil bottles"  that are in absolute perfect condition.  They are asking $40 each, however the bottles are in such perfect condition, I am wondering if they are replicas.  The bottles are exactly alike and appear to never have had a top screwed on them.   I would be greatly appreciative of your expertise if you could give me your opinion if this is an antique and worth $40.  Thank you in advance for knowledge and time!!  Best wishes for a great new year!

Cathy

1.  Exact wording Fill to line Mass 0-11-8 Seal One Liquid Quart P.A. Serial M-24 (in a triangle) 64 MINN (in a Circle) N.C. M 10 Approved Approved model BW-1228  On the bottom of the jar 7 I 0 1

2. Color Clear

3.  Height of the bottle 91/4"

4.  Bottle is Automatic Bottle Machine- side seams run to the top of the lip.

5.  Screw

6.  Bottom is embossed and has polka dot pattern with slight texture

7.  The bottle is in absolute perfect condition it appears to have never

been out of a box

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From: Jean Figeat

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 03-01-2005

Hello Digger,  I read about your finds on the depot bottle forum.  I just found an intact Charles S Cove and Co No 30 Canal Street Boston Sparkling Lager Beer bottle up here in Edmonton Alberta Canada in an old homestead. Other than years of dust and some rust on the stopper, it cleaned up real good. A rare place to find an old American bottle!  Judging from list of shapes, it looks like a champagne shaped one but not 100% sure on that.  Color is clear.  Stopper is a lightning stopper.  Number 85 on the bottom of the bottle.  The seam goes up the sides only and looks like it has an applied top.  Bottle is in extremely good condition with just a bit of rust on the stoppper metal and the rubber seal is fully intact.  I know it's probably not real old but can you give me an approximate age and value please?  Is it collectable?  Many thanks,  Jean Figeat

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From: Mike Garton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: general washington bottle

Date: 04-01-2005

Hi digger. I dug up an old glass bottle from my yard. It is about 11 inches tall. It has a picture of George Washington on it. Above the picture, it says "general" with 3 stars on each side. Below the picture, it says "washington" with the same 3 stars on both sides of the word. On the other side, it has an eagle clutching arrows and an olive branch. On the bottom is engraved "I-B-1656" along with "25A" and an "A" seperated by what looks to be "Ge" then "70". I was wondering if this bottle is worth anything and what it was used for.  Thank you for your time, Cindy

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From: ron stoner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04-01-2005

Digger>My mother in law gave this liquor decanter to me about 10 years ago. What can you tell me about it? Age? Value? Decanter has a smooth bottom. label on bottom of leather case reads "Cross London". Possibly an oak tree above words. Thank You for your help.

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From: penny chenette

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question??

Date: 04-01-2005

Hello,

I found a E & B Excellent beer bottle. Says on it 33 1/3% more than a 12 ounce bottle  Says 16oz. On top of cap. Never been opened. In pretty good shape. On bottom of bottle it says   L   3 then 6 1 under that. How old is this bottle and any price info would be great.. Thank you for your time.

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From: ShekinahGO

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOLS  NOT A BALLERINA MUSIC BOTTLE

Date: 04-01-2005

Hi Digger,  have a BOLS frosted glass bottle. It plays music when lifted, and  has a label wrap around it with red strip on two sides in big white letter  of BOLS product of Holland and then the other two sections have wordss  made with

musical notes saying things like Bouteill a Musique, Music  Bottle, Musik Flasche, Muziekfles with LUCAS BOLS written above  his circle picture  and A 0 1575 underneathe the circle  of his picture.  Then etched around the exterior bottom of bottle is  BOLS all around it.  I can only find these ballerina ones, not the  one I have. Could you let me know anything you may know about this  piece? Thank you very much.  Happy New Year.  Sincerely, Theresa M. Jacobs

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From: Joy Peppelman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04-01-2005

Dear Digger, I think I have to diggers of my own - my kids - love to dig in our yard. My daughter found a Dr. Collins Indian Remedy bottle, Beates & Miller bottle, & many pieces of broken things, some other small bottles with no markings. The kids have also found many pieces of  bottles from an old company called O'Neill - beautiful green bottle.

How can I encourage them & what sources should I use. I have not found much out at historical society. I stumbled upon your site when curiosity got the best of me. regards, Joy P.

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From: REDPARLOUR

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: JW DANT?????

Date: 04-01-2005

Hello Digger, I was given a bottle Of J. W.  Dant Bourbon. This bottle decanter is unopened and has the Indianapolis 500 logo on it. The decanter is a dark brown and looks like an old Avon cologne bottle? It still has the tax label in tack. Do you know how I can tell the date of this Bourbon? My friend came across a few bottles and it drinks pretty smooth I would guess it was from 1969? Whatever info you can tell me would be appreciated. Thank you, Redd

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From: Rabbitt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Barne Schow  Willits cal

Date: 04-01-2005

  I have discovered a Barney Schow  wine and Liquer dark amber in shades of amber,could you help me with some info?  Thank you

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From: GOODBOYSTWO

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Stitzel Weller Bottle

Date: 04-01-2005

I have a bottle of bourbon . It has a cork in it and appears to have never been opened . I am interested in knowing if this has any value or if it is a collectable. The lable says W.L .Weller Special Reserve original hand made sour mash Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey distilled,aged  and bottled by Stitzel-Weller Distillery Louisville,Jefferson County ,Kentucky COPYR 1941-S.W.D INC On the side it says 90 Proof Seven Years Old 1/2 PINT Thank you . John

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From: Gary Goodhue

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: L.V. mineral water clay bottle

Date: 04-01-2005

Hi Digger, Been trying to get info about a stone fired clay bottle ,Label: L.V. Mineral Water, Folkestone and district General supply Co. "Two words"( can’t make out) then looks like "Gimmrbar".  The bottle has brown glaze and a rounded top where the cork was placed, the cork has now fallen inside the bottle.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks, Gary

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From: Christy's Mail

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: light green flask

Date: 04-01-2005

My dad found a light green flask in the ground in Germany when he was in the Army (in about 1984).  It may be a flask used for "spirits" from a Prussian soldier.  He saw one which looked like it at Fort Snelling in Minnesota.  Any thoughts?  Thanks for the help! Christy Baum Hastings, Minnesota

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From: Tiffany Hoffmann

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04-01-2005

 

We recently found out that my grandmother owned a very old bottle of champagne, and we are trying to figure out how much it would be worth if we sold it. It is a Cognac Napoleon- Grande Fine Champagne. The label also says "Reserve 1802- E. Piercel De Saint Jacques. From what I understand though, it was made in Mexico and not in France. It has the tar cork and wire around it. Please, if you have any information for me please e-mail me back. Thank you for your time. I attached a picture, please let me know if you get it or need any other info/pics. -Tiffany Parker

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From: TERILOWE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: chivas regal

Date: 04-01-2005

I have searched the Internet to find if a bottle of antique Chivas Regal  whisky is of any value.  I have a bottle that has never been opened.   I am not sure how to find how old it is.  There is a number on the seal  that says "number registered at the distillery".  Is there a way to find  out what year this bottle is? Are there collectors out there for this type of product?  If so, I  would possibly like to sell it. Any help you can give me would be appreciated.  I read questions that  people have asked you, but don't know how to find what your answers are!!! Thank you, Terri

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From: S. Hammes

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Karl Hutter

Date: 05-01-2005

Hello from Germany, we are looking for a historic picture of Karl Hutter. Can you help?  Thanks and best regards.   Simone Hammes  IDEEmedia GmbH  Germany

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From: Phillips, Karry L - Eastman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: E.G. Booze Bottle

Date: 05-01-2005

I have an a bottle with E. G. Booze on the side of it.  Amber in color with a cork stopper top. I looked at your response to a previous question and there is no information about this bottle in it. It is smooth, not a cabin.  Where would I look to find the age and approximate value of the bottle?

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From: Txbluebonnet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Liquor bottle? What age and what type?

Date: 05-01-2005

Dear Sir; I have a bottle dark amber in color  with a flared lip for  the closure. It has what appears to be two pour spouts on either side of the lip  closure. Below the closure is some embossing that says FORMAN BROWN on the short  neck. Their are no pictures or labels on this bottle but on the front of this  particular bottle an embossed circle is present with embossed printing right  above the top half of the circle which says FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE  OF THIS BOTTLE. From the short neck  approx. 1 1/2" tall and the body of  the piece which is round with some irregular line indentions sweeping  upward towards the top approx. 3 of them. On the back of this piece is the same  embossed circle with 2 sweeping line indentions to the outside of the circle and  on the other side of the circle there is an elongated indention approx. 3" in  length.Seams on both sides to the lip.Base has egg shaped design with DES PAT.  127,478 also D10 under it with the numbers 65-47

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From: Jim Petty

To: Digger <jaok20@bottlebooks.com>

Subject: Deer Island Bottles Mississippi

Date: 05-01-2005

Dear Digger,  I hope all is well and you had a wonderful holiday season...  Here are the photographs of the archaeological site on Deer Island in Mississippi.. .. II have sent two different views.  Please let me know..  Once again, thank you for all your help and kindness.  In addition, I need a little about yourself for the book I am doing on the island... .I will also send material for your webpage.... Thaks Digger  Thanks Jim Petty Director Middle Passage Museum Attachments: Deer Island Bottles 6a.jpg Deer Island Bottles 6.jpg

 

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From: Monsen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: antique bottles

Date: 05-01-2005

I have 2 very old bottles. One is an 1840  Gutsch brew co. Sheboygan, Wis 12 oz. beer bottle. B on bottom of bottle. One is a clear bottle 1850 saying John Graf Milwaukee Wis trademark the best what gives this bottle is never sold My question is the value of these items. Please respond. Thank You  

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From: WaterWolf

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Will my old Govancroft stoneware bottle poison me ?!

Date: 05-01-2005

Hello,  I recently took up a new hobby. No, it's not bottle collecting, it's wine making. I started making some blackberry wine in October and while I was looking around the house for something to ferment it in I found an old stoneware jar/bottle. It works fine but recently I've been told that the glaze on some old stoneware and ceramic containers contains lead which could leach out if you put an acidic substance in it (ie. wine). So I've been trying to figure out if my jar could be covered in such a glaze and if it could end up killing me ! I don't know the origin of this bottle, apparently my parents found it in the attic when they moved in.

 I can't show you a photo at the moment as my camera is broken so I will have to describe it. The jar is a one gallon container shaped simply as a cylinder at the bottom and a cone above that with a large lip/spout at the top. The jar is about a foot tall. The bottom cylinder is a white / grey colour and the top is a yellow / brown colour. There's a rounded handle on the cone part of the bottle. Across the front of it is 'IREL' in big letters with each letter in an overlapping circle. The cone part is indented with a stamp that says 'Govancroft Pottery Glasgow' with the number 11 in between the words. There is also a larger number 1 stamped  on the cone but I think this refers to its one gallon capacity.

 I'm not sure if this is your area but I would very much like to know if my bottle is safe or whether I should throw out my wine ! Any advise would be gladly accepted.  Thanks, David Lloyd.

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From: Onefast

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Thomas Edison Bottle

Date: 05-01-2005

I have a Thomas Edison, Jim Beam bottle "Regal china Co" 1979, Seal not broken and liquor, of course still inside. Made to look like a "light bulb" Just wondering what it was worth, Thanks J.Mays

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From: michael briggs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: redware

Date: 05-01-2005

I have a redware pot with lid and folk art , label says rose of latakia, falk tobacco co. has red rose gold cress moon and star. factory no 1 second district of virgina. i looked high and low for info.no one seems to know. looks like a cigar pot.i thought it was clay till ant: dealer told me diff.can you help me? has alot more writing on the label.

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From: Rebecca R Miller

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey crock?

Date: 06-01-2005

I purchased on old pottery jug on eBay and am curious about its origins.  It's dimensions are: 6" diameter and 10.5" tall.  Can you tell me anything about it?

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From: Tamara Minnick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: blue bottles

Date: 06-01-2005

To Digger  You got an email from a "Clacky" on 3-2-04.  That person had sent you this email about their bottles:  "I have 2 bottles that I think were whiskey bottles. They are about 14 inches tall, light blue in color with Aristotle, Socrates and Plato pictured in which with the Roman columns in the back ground, with white glass stopper On the bottom is the standard "Federal Law Forbids Sale and Reuse" What are they? See attached image"  I flipped out when I saw this on the website because I also have two bottles that are identical in shape, size and color except that they do not have Socrates & Plato but Greek looking Women in White with White columns and Blue Clouds on the sides. I have included the picture "Clacky" sent because I do not have one of mine. They are the same except for the figures on the bottles. I want to know who made them, when they were made, what they are, what they were used for, and how much they are worth as a pair.  Thanks for any information that you can provide,  Tamara M.

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From: cody

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cumberland, md. hutch

Date: 06-01-2005

Hello:

I am wondering if you can help me with this old Cumberland, Md. hutch I found.  It is aqua, no chips or cracks but is stained. It says "P. RITTER'S SONS, CUMBERLAND, MD."  From what I can tell this is a scarce hutch. I do not know who to get in touch with in the Cumberland area to find out about it.  Can you help?.  I know things like this have a local appeal.  Thank you, Cody Thompson

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From: Tamara Minnick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Blue Bottles

Date: 06-01-2005

To Digger:  I sent you an email earlier today about some large blue vases. I said that they had a different picture on them than the ones that I found on your website that "Clacky" had posted a picture of. When I went home for lunch I looked at lot closer at them and it is the same design as "Clackys" with Socrates and the others on them. Sorry for the confusion.  Tamara M.

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From: James Miller

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old mike jugs

Date: 06-01-2005

i found a small milk jug and on the side it has 1/4 pint liquid . also the name peoles sanitary dairy. on the bottom it has tmfco a 19 an a 11.

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From: Chris Melton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 06-01-2005

Digger, I did a search and came upon this question that you previously answered....

Dear digger, I have a ginger colored bottle dated 1850 from Rogers bros Salem N.J. The bottom of the bottle reads: Nuline N.J. The word "Wheaton" is not on the bottle at all. Is this a reproduction or the real thing? Thanks for any help that you can offer! Debbie

It is new.  Digger

I have the same sort of bottles but they DO say Wheaton, NJ on the bottom in addition to the items described above.  One is bright blue and one is a butterscotch color.  What can you tell me about them?  How does one know if they are old or new by these markings?  Thanks!

Chris Melton,

Indianapolis, IN

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To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ROOT Company Glass Bottle

Date: 06-01-2005

We were cleaning out my husband's grandmother's basement and found a 12 inch bottle that is blueish green with ROOT on the bottom and a "57" on the side close to the bottom of the bottle.  It has a swing-top with a ceramic cork or stopper with Pat'd K. Hutter February 7, 1893.  The bottle has two distinct seams on each side.  We are from Huntington, West Virginia.  Owens Illinois Bottle was located in our city.  Could you please tell us all you can or where to begin.  Thanks.  Leigh Ann Cazad

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From: DENNIS MUNRO

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: kahlua bottle

Date: 06-01-2005

Hello Digger,

Just came across this old bottle of kahlua and cannot find any info on it. Thought with all your resources and knowledge may you could give me some Idea if it is worth saving or selling.  The bottle is gold and full.  thanks for your time  dennis munro  here are a couple of pictures.. if you need any more info just let me know.

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From: Cara & Jeremy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: liquor bottles

Date: 07-01-2005

My grandmother just passed away and last week in her  house we found old elephant and jackass bottles of the political companies in mint condition.  I know they are valuable but could you give me a better idea or point me in the right direction? Thank you for your time,

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From: Robert >

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What am I?

Date: 07-01-2005

Hi Digger: you seem to be the go to guy on bottles, I have been hunting old bottles since I was  kid, found this one near the house along side the old wagon trail/stagecoach road, an hour west of Waco Texas, if you could help me on this one I sure would be very great! Thank you very much; Robert Sloane

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From: Tamara Minnick

To: Digger <jaok20@bottlebooks.com>

Subject: Re: blue bottles

Date: 07-01-2005

Thanks Digger,  I appreciate you sending me that information. My Mom has a lot of old small medicine type bottles and I will tell her to send you some pictures of them so she can find out what they are.  Tamara M.     

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From: EPippiE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Tumbler

Date: 07-01-2005

Greetings Digger,  I stumbled across your very comprehensive web page, which caused me to revisit my bottle collection and think about digging once again.  I've been collecting bottles for over 20 years, and have approximately 1,000 plus bottles mostly dating from the late 19th century.  Unfortunately, about 80% of my collection are generic medicinal bottles of little value, but I am a self professed pack rat.  A couple of questions for you, if you don’t mind.

1)  I noticed on your page you sell plans for a bottle tumbler.  I am interested in purchasing or building a tumbler.  I would like to purchase/build a notch tumbler for my own use.  Is building a tumbler according to your plans difficult, or do you have to be a mechanical engineer, which I am not!  Also, do your plans include a tumbler that can consecutively clean multiple bottles, and if so, what is the maximum number of bottles that can be consecutively cleaned, and what type of room space is required?

2)  Your web page re-kindled in me a desire to dig for bottles. I live in Connecticut, so I am sure there are many old sites which have not been discovered.  Do you sell a book on how to locate dig sites (outside of stumbling upon one by chance which I did and hit a bonanza)?  Do you offer any advice on how to obtain old maps and look for dumps, old hotels, barns etc?

3)  I plan to weed out the 80% or so of the generic bottles - most of them need to be cleaned and are not worth the time or effort to tumble.  What is the best way to do this, and what to do with the ones that I want to get rid of (I would hate to throw them out and trying to sell these bottles on E-bay would be useless).

 Any advice you may provide would be appreciated.  I am especially anxious to

start building a tumbler.  Thanks!  Scott.

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From: Michelle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 07-01-2005

Hello, I was hoping you could tell me how much these particular bottles are worth.  The first one is DR. Peter's Blood Vitalizer, Prepared by Dr. Peter Fahrney & Sons Co., Chicago, ILL.  It's clear glass and kind of a long oval shape.

The second one is a brown bottle that says OZOMULSION down the side of it.

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From: tony long <

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: clear quart milk bottles

Date: 08-01-2005

 I have a clear quart milk bottle that i would like to find out about. It has embossed on the front "ONE QUART LIQUID NORRIS CREAMERY. INC  NORRIS,TENNESSEE  PHONE 398" .  Around the bottom it has embossed "mTc"

"REGISTERED SEALED 1-11-14" . The height of the bottle is 9 7/ 8 to 9 1/2 inches tall. The mouth of the bottle  has a lip and the seam about at the bottom of the lip. On the bottom it has a small circle with either a big "Z" or "N" and a very small "s" and the number 42. The shape of the bottle is a round curved necked.  I would like to know the history and the value if possible.

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From: DALsurf

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: No Subject

Date: 08-01-2005

hello My name is Ryley Antinori, I live is a beautiful state full of open ground with lush shrubs, trees and vines! And there are water falls everywhere, and I was recently on a hike in the rainforest of the beautiful state of Hawaii, and along the way I saw a few cannons embebbed in the ground and some brick igloo looking things....it was a strange hike... barely a path, It was hard to tell where it was so My boyfriend and I decided to take our own turn and climb up to the top of the falls... on the way My clumsy self slipped, and a bottle shot out from the mud. My boyfriend fell in love with it because of the inscription...  It is a brown glass, slightly stained (almost shiney like a fish scale) it is 9 inches tall, rectangular bottle, I cannot feel a seam on the bottle, there is a smoothe lip on it 1/2 inch long. The bottom of the bottle is smoothe almost flat but slightly raised. I don't believe that there is anything written on the bottom but on the front there is some stuff. It says, "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-Use of this Bottle" across the top , (2 lines). in the middle there is a crest... it is 2 deer with a cross in the middle and a fox on top. At the bottom of the crest there is a a banner that says, "pro pelle cuttem"   And at the bottom of the bottle it says EXPORTERS HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND  the bottom is 3 and 1/2"   X2 and 1/4 " like I said it is rectangular but slightly curves into those measurements.  Also there is a label still attached. it is hard like tin, or something. its says,"hudson's bay company, incorporated May 1670" in a circle! and in the middle... The crest again.  I have no clue what this bottle is worth, or more importantly how old it is... I will try you send pictures soon! If you think that you can help me, please!!!  Thank you Ryley Antinori

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From: Alena Murguia

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: While digging up the old Chicago shoreline.....

Date: 08-01-2005

While excavating along the old breakwater near central station in Chicago I dug up a couple of bottles.  One is a blue bottle embossed with W. H. H. and below it CHICAGO.  The other is aqua and has SASS & HAFNER and below it CHICAGO ILL.  They look like they once used a stopper of some kind.  They are in pretty good shape...no cracks or chips.  Do they have any value?  Thanks for any info.  Pat Uphues

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From: Jonathan Ramsdell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Kreml Bottle

Date: 08-01-2005

  Digger; Your Feb 2001 web page had a letter from a woman named Sue who was looking for pictures of a Kreml bottle.; The attached picture was shot at my mother's house in Saco, Maine.; The bottles are in one of the barn windows.; The shot is not manipulated; the light actually looked like this last week, early in the morning.; Makes a nice Windows desktop if you "Stretch" the shot No clue what the other bottles are Jon Ramsdell

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From: Tilapia2006

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question on a German bottle

Date: 08-01-2005

Hey Digger, I recently bought an old white clay wine bottle made in Germany.  I paid $3 for it at a rummage sale.  It says on the bottom of the main label that it is "Imported and Owned by James B. Beam Import Corp., New York, N.Y. 1890."  The label says it is "Liebfraumilch" and that it contained a "Light Rhine Wine."  It's a 1 pint 7oz bottle with a cork in the top.  I have seen several other very similar bottles, but there is one key difference.  On the other bottles, the Beameister label above the main label has the year printed below the word, Beameister - such as 1972 or 1974.  But on mine there is no year, only a bunch of grapes.  I can't find any year anywhere on the bottle, other than the 1890 printed by the New York, N.Y.  I assumed that was merely the trademark year.  Do you happen to know what year or general time that this bottle was made?  I can send a picture if it helps, but it basically looks just like the 1972 bottle only much older and with the year/grape bunch difference.  Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks. Jason

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From: Scott Colf <>

To: JAOK20@BOTTLEBOOKS.COM

Subject: Winter dig suggestion (Supper Flask 2)

Date: 08-01-2005

Dear Mr. O'Dell, I am contemplating a winter dig,... oh,.... in Louisville KY. What are your thoughts please on this spot, as far as to the extent of previous dug spots. Also, traveling to the ancillary little towns around the area. Thanks, Scott Colf P.S. Here is a nice specimen I dug 2 springs ago. Lancaster railroad awesome color.  

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From: Mr Cody Thompson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 08-01-2005

I found a bottle buried in the dirt and I would like to know what it is, when it was made, and if its worth anything.  It is amber colored, and has a rubber top with a glass dipstick attached, it has two seams on each side of the bottle, each stopping under the lip. It also says Duraglas  on the bottom. Im thinking it was a mecurachrome bottle. I also have one that is really thick glass, and the inside is no thicker than 1/4 of an inch, it is clear, has a lip, and the seam goes over the lip, it says Sauer's Extracts on the side. Thanks for your input.

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From: danny conrad >

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 08-01-2005

Bottle is pinkish in color with an aluminum top like a salt and pepper shaker with another aluminum cover over the other.......... Bottle is small at bottom with ripples and expands in middle and back to small at top.......No markings of any kind.......any ideas ..... Also have a glass light bulb shape object which has a clear liquid inside.........complete sealed, no openings what so ever,, any ideas...

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From: ddaigle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I need help with this decanter

Date: 09-01-2005

Dear Digger:  I have a black with gold overlay on porcelain decanter that I got from my mother.  She received this bottle from one of her uncles when she was younger.  The decanter is a C. Miller 1957 Regal China decanter.  I was hoping you could tell me if it is rare and a value on it.  I would like to get insurance on it if I should.  Thank you so much for your time.

 

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From: JOHN COLLINS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: One Gallon OLD GRAN-DAD Bourbon in Mahogany Stand

Date: 07-01-2005

I have a one gallon OLD GRAND-DAD 86 proof KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON bottle in a mahogany stand un-opened my grandfather purchased in the 1960's.Ithas a card held by a yellow string that say's President's Stand with instructions about having the owners name engraved on the brass plate at the front of the mahogony rocker stand the bottle sits in.The bourbon was four years old at the time it was bottled at the OLD GRAND-DAD DISILLERY in FRANKFORT,LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY..I cannot find any information about it's value. Could you give me some kind of idea  on this or where I cab get information  about its value  and purpose as in commemorative ? or reason for this dislpay. Any help would be appreciated. Sincerely J.Collins PS.The bottom of the bottle is stamped 64  D-1  69

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From: Gary Stark

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: history question - Vita Oil

Date: 09-01-2005

Hello,  I have a website dedicated to San Francisco's earlier Cliff House.  One advertisement that keeps popping up on these turn-of-the-century photographs is "Vita Oil".  Can you give me any background as to what this was?  Here's my main website: www.cliffhouseproject.com  and here's an example of a photo containing the "Vita Oil" signs:  http://www.cliffhouseproject.com/photos/vita/vita.htm  (see last two images)  Any help is much appreciated...  gary

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From: lordondc >

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old display bottle

Date: 09-01-2005

Recently my boss retired from the package store business after fifty years. I now have an old display bottle that is amber colored  glass it is about 3 ft. tall it says Old OverHolt straight rye whiskey and is signed by A. OverHolt @co. is this bottle worth anything?     Lori Goodall

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From: Xctweekerschic

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found a bottle

Date: 09-01-2005

I found an old bottle .. it is light bluish green, looks like it had  a cork type closure, approx 6" tall, in raised glass states " LARGE  SIZE  MELLINS FOOD CO. BOSTON  U.S.A."   at your site i saw an inquiry of a similar  bottle but it ALSO  had the name DOLIBER-GOODALE CO. on it.   I  am trying to date this bottle and wanted to know if mellin food co. operated  prior to acquisition by doliber-goodale co. as mine is missing the other name.  please advise  thanks alot.

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From: Connie C. Langridge

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: B & B wooden despenser

Date: 09-01-2005

I have a B&B bottle with a B&B labeled pour spout that is in a wooded swing dispenser (empty) is it worth anything

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From: Susan Buckmaster

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glass Bottles

Date: 09-01-2005

Hi Digger,  Am hoping you can provide some background information on the bottles I have, including if they have any value.  I have attached photos.  1.  Lydia Pinkham Vegetable Compound, with original stopper. 2.  Green tint glass bottle, stamped "227" on bottom. 3.  Pink tint glass bottle:  "Thos Brazell, West Gardner Mass" stamped "101030" on the bottom. 4.  Log Cabin Syrup glass bottle, "Mount Rushmore" 5.  Blue tint glass bottle, "Empire Glassworks" on one side, "Jenny Lind" on the other. 6.  Dark blue tinted glass bottle, "Roberts Bros. Phila, 1863"; no stamp on bottom.  Thanks for any information you can provide.  Sue  Attachments: DSCN1607.JPG DSCN1609.JPG DSCN1610.JPG DSCN1611.JPG DSCN1612.JPG DSCN1613.JPG DSCN1614.JPG DSCN1615.JPG DSCN1616.JPG DSCN1617.JPG

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From: Robert

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: price Bristol Ginger Beer Crock Bottle

Date: 09-01-2005

I am looking for an answer to a question....... I am trying to find out some information on a ginger beer bottle.  I think this bottle may be a saleman's sample.  The bottle is average size (aprox. 7 inches high), two tone, lightening stopper with a large Price Bristol fired-on decal on the bottle.  

I cannot exactly remember what the decal on the bottle looks like, but I think it resembled a Coat of Arms with a Lion and a Unicorn standing upright.  I gave the bottle to a friend before I checked it out and I think it might have been a rare bottle. I asked to have it back, but he seems reluctant............makes me think it has some value.  Do you have any idea where I could get a rough price on a bottle like the one I have described?   Robert

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From: Carlie Ogborne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 09-01-2005

hello, my name is carlie ogborne and i am from essex, england. im more than likely writing to the wrong person but i got your email from antiquebottles.com and was wondering wether you could help me. about 6 years ago my brother-in-law who is a manual labourer was digging when he came across 11 bottles. ive been researching all over the web trying to find out about them but ive had no such luck. i doubt their worth anything and some of them are quite damaged but id just like to know what they were used for, what year they came from, etc...  if you could help me in any way what so ever i would be most grateful.

i have attached two photos to this email of them, in bottles photo one the bottle closest to the right says 'Chandler and co. bermondsey' right nean the bottom the bottle on the left in the photo says 'Stephens Aldersgate london' and in the second photo the small blue bottle says 'NOT TO BE TAKEN' and on the bottom of that lue bottle is says  1oz  any information you could give me would help so much, thank-you for your time carlie ogborne

 Attachments: bottles 1.bmp bottles2.bmp

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From: Sandy Goble

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Jug

Date: 09-01-2005

    I found a brown glass jug and wondered if you could tell me what it would have been used for and its approximate age. The words ONE GALLON and Des. PAT 194991 are the only markings on the bottle. See photo. Thanks  Goble1986

  

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From: Afrankiecat

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD BOTTLES   W.EAGLE VARICK=CANAL st  N.Y.C.

Date: 09-01-2005

dear digger, i have a bottle w.eagle bottling works.n.y.c.--pre M MINERAL WATER.  WHAT'S THAT WORTH. ALSO TOURADES KITCHEN BOUQUET. CAN YOU GIVE ME ANY INFO, MUCH APPRECIATED MARE

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From: PPolakovic

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Empty bottle of Whisky

Date: 10-01-2005

I found near in the seller near my house in Northern Bohemia, 2 empty bottles of Whisky, one has pressed on Kilmarnock Whisky and other Greers Old Scotch Whisky, I wonder if they have some value? For me it would be great some British pounds or US dollars to continue in the renovation of my house. Petr Polakovic

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From: Tracy Pennington

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 10-01-2005

Digger, I have been unsuccessful in finding info for a jug my grandfather has, he says he has had this jug for at least 30 yrs. I can only try to describe it, cause he won't let it leave his house and of course he does not have a computer. It resembles a moonshine jug you would see on an old western movie, you know them kind you tilt up from your elbow- so he says, 'Thats how they used to do it'. It's a 1/2 gallon with cork, a wooden handle attached by a wire, he says that would make it rare. It is brown, but just below the handle- the base ?-it is white ?, it looks as though it is made with it's own cooler, kinda like a 12 ounce can cooler, sorry, but i find it hard to discribe. Well anyway, on the side is written, OLD HICKORY DISTILLERY,FRED HIPPEL, JR. DISTILLER OF OLD HICKORY WHISKEY, MADISONVILLE,KY. This jug is in very good condition, I think so, but I did note that there is one chip, maybe the size of a fingernail, but other than that, it is still being used from time to time, know what I mean. Will this be enough info to tell me anything as to age or value? Thank you, Tracy.

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From: Vojtech Bystricky

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: First threaded glass bottle question

Date: 10-01-2005

When was the first threaded glass bottle (for any product) made in the united states?  vojtech bystricky, esq.  thank you.

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From: BICASOUP

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD BOTTLE

Date: 10-01-2005

can you tell me about this bottle. the wire pull and cork top is decaying. thanks, vicki

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From: Susie Geisler

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 10-01-2005

Found a jar with scales (weighing) on the bottom and am curious about what was in it originally.  The scales are about an inch tall.  Other markings incl a 7 above the scales, below the scales are (from lt to rt) a 4 (over 3), a symbol (O overlapped by diamond), and a 9.  On the sides at bottom, written in cursive, is "Duraglas".  Has a screwtop.  About 3 in tall.  Mouth dia about 2 in.  Bottom dia about 2.5 in.  Around the shoulder and foot of jar are raised dots.  Seam from bottom to top of lip.  Color is green.  My questions: What do I have?  What's it worth (prob not anything)?  When were screw top lids first used?  Thanks, Fitz

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From: Eric Weimer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: history on bottle

Date: 10-01-2005

Please see attached photo. Can you please identify this bottle? History and what was it used for? Age? Value?  Thanks,  ERIC WEIMER

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From: david  nichols

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: medicine bottle

Date: 10-01-2005

Dear Sir, i am writing in reference to a possible monetary quote on a bottle I have. The name on the outside is MOORES LIVER AX. Underneath, the phrase ACTS ON THE LIVER appears. Both are embossed on outside of the bottle. The bottle is greenish-clear. And has 3 square sides, with an indention where the name is. It also has a neck about 2 inches long. I apologize for no picture, as I have no way of getting you one. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. .    Thank you,   David Nichols

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From: Motel Long Lake

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: amber bottle

Date: 10-01-2005

Hi!  My husband found a small amber bottle of J.A. Gilka full of its alcohol content.  The lable reads:   100th Anniversary 1836-1936   Gold Medal Paris 1937      Berliner Gilk=Kummel  Hamburg-Lokst formerly Berlin  Proof  86%  Contents 7/64th pint  Can you share any information with us??  Thank you,  Robert & Marie Johnson

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From: Jrbmet17

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 10-01-2005

Digger,     I have a 36 piece set containing 3 boxes of 12 bottles with the presidents on them.  They were manufactured by Wheaton/Nuline, and two of the packages have never been opened.  They are still marked 12 presidents with the un-opened reading Second and Third. I have seen a similar set on another website out of Maine of just on 12 piece set for $50.  What do you think these are worth?  Keep up the good work, you have a wonderful and informative website.  Thanks.  Jon New York

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From: msthornburg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hutchinson Coke Bottle

Date: 10-01-2005

I have a per:1900's Hutchinson Coke Bottle. I have put in under a blue/black light, and it has no cracks. At the base of the bottle in block letters. COCA-COLA BOTTLING.CO ANNISTON,ALA

I am told that only 5 of these bottles are know of. I had it on e-bay for a short time. After I found out that 210 people had looked at it and 18 were watching it I toke it off. I would like to find out more about this bottle. Can you help?  Thanks Joe

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From: Pat Crist

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 10-01-2005

hi i am trying to find out about a bottle we have it is a ginger beer bottle from the double eagle bottling company in Cleveland ohio it is made out of the stuff crock jars are made out of we have had it for over 34 years my father in law gave it to our son when he was a baby can you give me any info, on it

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From: Gregory Liter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What about these bottles?

Date: 11-01-2005

Digger.  I came across these bottles and was curious as to their value, are they collectors bottles, and any history you could provide.  Thank You.  1.  This is a quart mason jar with embossing as follows;  MASON'S  the symbol is next and looks like the letter C with a test tube running through the letter top to bottom followed by,  PATENT NOV 30 TH 1858  size is quart, height is 7 in. mouth is round with screw type closure, seam stops at the top of the lip. base of bottle is embossed with C178. shape is round. label is the letter C blocked (doubled within itself) with what appears to be a test tube running from top to bottom through the letter. color is aqua. condition is excellent, no stains or damage.  would like to know age, rarity, value and history.

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From: ms dink

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Eagle Rare Bourbon Unopened Bottle, Clear 9 1/4

Date: 11-01-2005

Digger: I don't know much about bottles but this ones cool!  Eagle Rare Bourbon, Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey,  101 proof aged 10 years. We've had it sitting around forever, years and years.  The clear bottle is 9 1/4 " tall. Stamp on the red and white, unbroken seal in black ink reads 413LV.   The top or perhaps just the lid flares out. There is a paper tag hanging around the neck of the bottle that opens up and give some history on Eagle Rare. Bottom of bottle has all of the following: An underlined 8,  then some symbol (an anchor maybe?), and E-25B9A, LIQUOR BOTTLE, and D-126.  There is a 9 to the right, 82 to the left and 3 below. I would like to know the age, rarity, value and history if possible. Thanks,  A.K.

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From: josephine

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What's it worth?

Date: 11-01-2005

Digger:  I have a bottle of Italian cherry wine, one pint by volume.  The top of the bottle is shaped like a mushroom and the bottom part is sculpted with the face and bossom of a woman.  It is Cherry Ardo by  Girolamo Luxardo  Torreglia.  A label on the top of the base says Paestum N. 89. I was told over 20 years ago when I got it that it was 100 years old.

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From: hickoryhollow1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gallon Old Fitzgerald Whiskey Bottle

Date: 11-01-2005

Digger, I am so frustrated looking on the web for this bottle I could scream. You are my answer, I hope. It is a gallon bottle of Old Fitzgerald Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. I'm sending you a picture to save words, but you can't see the 4 North Dakota .15 liquor stamps. The bottle is embossed on the front with Stitzel-Weller. Along with the wooden cradle, there is also a metal long and short shot cup, and a pourer not pictured. Thank you for your help. Sincerely, Joni Harris 

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From: wanda

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: drioli zara

Date: 11-01-2005

Digger, i have a droili zara bottle still sealed and in great shape, i was wondering if this bottle has any value or what it is. i know that were it came from the city of zara was destroyed in wwll, my bottle that i have is a long rectangular in shape, green in color and the straw wrapping around it, it is full  and still sealed could you get back with me and let me know what i have. thank you for your time. wanda

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From: Ann Case

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Agawam Mass. Gin Distillery bottles

Date: 11-01-2005

My grandfather owned the Agawam gin distillery. (Agawam Mass.) I am looking

for bottles from there. Any ideas?  Thanks  Anne Case

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From: Joe &Sam

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: gilbey crock

Date: 11-01-2005

Hi,Digger! Don't know if you'll be able to help me or not- if not, maybe you can steer me in the right direction. I have a crock vessel that is marked w & a gilbey on the top. It is 211/2" tall by 14" across at the top. The inscription is right in the middle of the top of the crock with some fancy work around it. There is an open cork hole with some cork left around it. The whole crock itself is then wrapped in a metal  framework or "net" with spaces between the metal app. 2"X31/2" all the way from the top to the bottom of the crock--- kind of hard to explain! If you would like to see photos, I can send you some via snailmail as I don't as yet have a digital camera. I have not been able to find anything like this in my research- any info or guidance you may be able to give me would be greatly appreciated!

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From: patricia maine

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle worth?

Date: 12-01-2005

i have a big league liniment bottle.....label is in good shape. says contains 6 fluid ounces...but of course empty. has the mark  4 f 856 on bottom of bottle. also says on lable...each fluid ounce contains chloroform 15 minims. is this bottle of any value?  thanks... patti maine pennsylvania

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From: TBrunnerg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 12-01-2005

Digger,

I have several old bottles. Two I found about 30 years ago. They are greenish with round bottoms and has what you called an applied blob lip. there are air bubbles in them. I was digging a garden with my mother when we found the first one. After a few days of digging, we found a second. I have another that is also greenish in color with a flat bottom. Is is embossed with the words A.C. Gilligan Co. it also has an embossed eagle on the front with the words "Trade Mark" under it. I have two tiny bottles that I think might be medicine bottles. On of them still had the glass stirrer in it. I am very interested to know anything about these bottles. Thank you Tracye

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From: Shirle Mabie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Merrell's Rubbing Alchohol Compound

Date: 12-01-2005

I have found a bottle of the subject matter in perfect condition and wondered how old it is and does it have any value?  Please respond. Thank you. Shirle Mabie

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From: Melissa Kalbfliesh

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion Virginia Dare w/seal

Date: 12-01-2005

I recently found a Virginia Dare bottle (25 to 28oz) embossed Garrett & Co Virginia Dare Norfolk, VA however, what I found interesting is that it has a seal which says Virginia on part of the seal that is on the neck of the bottle, then the top part which goes over the mouth of the bottle reads "Homer's Ginger and Brandy". I was wondering if you had any information as to the value, year, ect of this bottle. I haven't been able to find anything with this seal and a Virginia Dare bottle.

 I also have a bottle which is embossed L. Holzhauer Sons Co. Barber Supply House Troy, N.Y. There are no other markings on the bottle. I was told that the contents may be bay rum of some sort but I haven't been able to find anything out about the company, the bottle, or the worth. Thanks,  Melissa

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From: Srb338

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1918 unopend Coke bottle

Date: 12-01-2005

Hello.  I am writing for one of my employees.  His  grandmother gave him an unopened bottle of Coke about 20 years ago.  The  date stamped on the bottom of it is 1918.  Any idea what it's worth?   Thank you. Steve

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From: aj <aj004a7256>

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help please

Date: 12-01-2005

 can you please help me ive been trying to find information on a bottle of wine i have had for about 10 years i brought it in Japan although it was produced in france i paid about £80 forit at the time any information you have on this bottle would be much appreciated it is unopened and i also have the original suede presentation case it came in  thanks  ps your site is cool :)  the plack at the bottom reads  CASTAGNON  ARMAGNAR  CAVALIER  i also have lots more interesting unopened bottles of alcohol, as i am not really a drinker they will stay that way :) i just like collecting unusual bottles :)  Adam jones 

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From: ANDYACK

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1898 Bottle

Date: 12-01-2005

 I have a bottle with 1898 a K and 2 on the bottom. It has a rubber stopper on the top. Also an eagle with 13 stars around it. It also is a clear bottle. Could you you tell me what I have and how much it might be worth? It was from my great grandmothers house.

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From: Billi196

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 12-01-2005

 I was just wondering how much avon bottles average in selling price.  I would appreciate it if you could give me an estimate.     Thank you

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From: Larry Weller

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 13-01-2005

 I have cracked glass look, Dr Ellis Quick Dry Waving Fluid bottle says:  Dr. ELLIS SPECIAL    QUICK DRY   WAVING FORMULA  DR ELLIS SALES CO INC DISTRIBUTORS    PITTSBURG, PA.  CONTENTS 6FL.OZS    if you know anything about this bottle would appreciate information. thanks; lars largo

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From: amanda

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: lots of bottles

Date: 13-01-2005

  hello,    my name is Amanda... i work here in Maine at a redemption center    in the course of a couple of years I've collected some older    bottles and bottles that i've thought just looked cool... but one    bottle that I'm curious about is a bottle that was patented it    1923 by the coca-cola company.... U-LY-KIT  is molded in the glass    up by the neck... it also says superior wis  on the bottom... if you    could find out anything about this bottle i would greatly appreciate    it..  thanks so much for your time...    amanda wood   i can be contacted here at this email or

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From: Linda K. Turner, RN

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Beach find

Date: 13-01-2005

 Hi Digger,  While walking on the beach in the Outer Banks of NC, I found an intact embossed with amber colored Phillips Bros Champion Bottling Works bottle. Can you tell me anything about it. Thanks a bunch.  Linda K. Turner

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From: Doree Shandera

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1954 Jim Beam worth

Date: 13-01-2005

 Hi, I have a bottle of Jim Beam Kentucky Staight  Bourbon Whiskey   100 proof 4/5 quart. It was made in 1949 and bottled in 1954. The seal has never been broken.  Do you know what the estimated worth of this is? Thank you very much, D. Shandera

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From: SHISTU

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: James E Pepper

Date: 13-01-2005

 I found a quarter-size copper  'coin' about sixty years ago  buried with some old bottles.  Says, 'Born With the Republic'   est 1780'  and pictures the drum and fife trio on one side, and "The choice of generation after generation' on the reverse.  Do you have any idea what it is?  Possibly from a distillery?  Thank you in advance for any information.  I  am new to the computer and just found your site - it is wonderful! Shirley at

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From: Janice Hill <mellenhead26

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1961 Jim Beam Decanter

Date: 13-01-2005

 I have two of the above decanters.  They are gold and have flowers all around the bottom.  How can I find out their value?

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From: LifesaverWare

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: your liquizone

Date: 13-01-2005

 Hi there Digger.  Your bottle has been shipped.  Enjoy.  Did you have a chance to see I listed a few more?  Just thought I'd let you know.  If you are interested in any, feel free to let me know.  I'll be glad to make a trade again for a pontil bottle book.  Take care and thanks for stopping by my site.   Patti  

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To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cork-Screw on

Date: 14-01-2005

 Digger, When did screw om tops come into production on bottles? Thanks! Tim

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From: Anjpj

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old decanter set

Date: 14-01-2005

 HI, I received a decanter set as a wedding present and am wondering if it worth anything. It is 26 yrs old a blue decanter with 5 glasses which are all a different color [blue, red, green, orange and burgundy. Please let me know if you know even who made this set.

  Thanks Shoeby

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From: Suzan Weir

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Face on Bottle Date: 14-01-2005

Quick question!  20 years ago, I found some old bottles that appealed to me that had been in the back of my grandmothers closet forever.  Only about a foot high, one is yellow and one is green.  They have stoppers in the top that are a perfect circle and have a face on them.  I never see them in antique stores, however there are reproductions in new stores all the time.  What were  they originally used for, and is there any value to them.  I just liked the happy heads! Thanks for your time. Suzan Sterling

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From: jamlyn1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whimsey creamer

Date: 14-01-2005

I am trying to identify a bottle, into which a whimsy creamer has been made. Attached is photo. The aqua bottle has a melon ribbed lower half and one rib reads "Philada.", and this piece dates from the 1850's. Any thoughts as to which bottle this is Jim Megura  Attachments:

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From: TACaMAC

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old whiskey bottle

Date: 14-01-2005

 Dear Sir:     I found an old whiskey bottle with the following information on the label:    Celtic Club   Blended Whiskey   According to the provisions of the pure food & drugs act June 30th 1906   M. C. Holohan   3400 M Street, N.W.   Washington, DC     On the bottle is etched:   Evans Tavern   18th. and L Sts., N.W.   Washington, DC   The bottle also has a cork in it.     Any ideas if it has any value?  Anything you can tell me will help.     Thanks.    Marsha

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From: Dwight Lee

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Tell Me About The Bottle

Date: 14-01-2005

 Digger,  I am attaching a picture of a bottle that was found during a resent dig. It says "Elephant Bottling Works Birmingham Ala" on the bottle.  It is 8 inches tall with a smooth round mouth, which appears to have had a cork in it .  The bottle is round as well.   Do you know anything about the bottle and if so, how much is it worth?    Thanks, Dwight  Birmingham, Al. 

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From: Mylilli2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: baseball liquer bottle heritage china 1973 r.h-43 ezra brooks

Date: 14-01-2005

 

how much is it worth

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From: LdyLibertyRen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Poison bottle...

Date: 14-01-2005

 Digger,  I have recently aquired an aqua POISON bottle  from a friend which has me fascinated.  It is 8 inches tall & 3 inches  wide, at the base and shoulders, it then has an applied top with a "screw in  type" metal top.  It has 16 recessed lines from base to shoulder with the  word POISON raised on the recessed lines across the front.  There is a  label space. Mine has a perfect label in red.  it  reads: "OXALIC  ACID-POISON"    W.K. HARRISON, QUALIFIED  CHEMIST, 25 HYDE PARK ROAD,    TELEPHONE N' 3234.  LEEDS I think the bottle is from LEEDS,England.  The bottom reads:   W.BROOKE LTD      MAKERS   LEEDS I would like to know the value of this bottle, in addition I  would like to find some history on the "Qualified Chemist" any ideas?  Thanks,  Renee  H.     

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From: J. Brown

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1980 VENTO WINE IMPORT BOTTLE

Date: 14-01-2005

 

Digger,  I have a bottle that is shaped like an elephant with it's trunk straight up in the air.  The bottle looks like it is covered in leather and is real wrinkly, has a gold chain around it's neck, and has red glass eyes.  The bottom of the bottle has a gold label - "Hand made in Italy, COLLECTORS ITEM, VENTO WINE IMPORT, CLEVELAND OHIO, 1980.  Is this bottle worth anything?  Janet

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From: Preston & Brandy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: strange bottle

Date: 14-01-2005

 

Hi there  i don't have a picture of the bottle i have a question about but i could describe it... This bottle looks like a large glass wine decanter with a wide mouth and a cork in it...but it has indented into the side what looks to be another bottle, or more like a pocket hanging within the larger bottle, with a cork that protrudes out the side of the bottle. We can't figure out what it is? Not sure if this description is sufficient but if you have any ideas, could you let us know  Thanks Brandy

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From: Dennis Morys

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hiram Walker bourbon bottles

Date: 14-01-2005

 

Dear Digger,  I have two Hiram Walker 8 year old bourbon bottles, filled, unopened with the original tax stamp still intact. One of the bottles is a square base with 3 rectangles on each side and an 8 point star in each rectangle. The other is an oval shaped bottle with 8 point starts of different sizes on the sides and one on the bottom. Are these worth anything? Sincerely, Dennis Morys

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From: kaye harkness

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 12-01-2005

 

I have a black bottle that says on bottom of the bottle sparkling dry. Could you give me any information on this. Thank you Kaye

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From: MARCIA ROBERTSON

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: value of decorative Liqueur bottles

Date: 15-01-2005

 

Please let me know the value of 2 decorative Garnier Liqueur bottles that my Mother-In-Law left to me.  Desciption is:  Modele Esclusif Garnier Liqueurs from Enghien~France.  N162 & N164, Annee 1958.  There is a Cowboy/Sherrif and an Indian Cheif, match set with decorative stones.   They are Creme de Menthe, 60 proof & 1 pint each.  They have been opened.  Please E-mail & let me know if there is any value as soon as possible.  Thank you, Sherri Turner

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From: Coatesmrie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: mason jars

Date: 15-01-2005

 

i found your web site very interesting,. i have a few questions for you. i

have several ball wide mouth fruit jars the one i have in my had at this time

has "genuine ball sculptured glass 124A mason jar A17. i also have several ball

perfect mason large i guess you would call it a greenish color. i also have a

rc bottle with a star. could you please give me a rough estimate as well as a

good place for future reference to do research on the different bottles and

jars i have? thank you for your time amy

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From: sarrahk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 15-01-2005

 

Many years ago we found a bottle and now our interest is peaked while looking at your web site.  We think it is an old cola bottle of some type.  On the front it has in raised letters "Star Bottling Works Plaquemine Louisiana".  On the bottom it has a embossed star.  The glass has what looks to be air bubbles the glass has a greenest tint to it. We are looking for any information on the bottling company as well as the bottle.  Thanks in advance. Keithkp 

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From: Dan Tate

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 3 Miniature Coke Bottles

Date: 15-01-2005

 

Digger Odell  I Have A Box of 3" Miniature Coke Cola bottles. There's 500 In The Box. Never Been Open ,Dated Oct. 1992. From The Coke Cola Export Corporation. Mexico D.F. Also With Three Light Blue Bands Around Box.  Question Is How Much Would The Value Be On This Item ? Or Should I Just Try To Sell Them Individually For Like $2.95 Each.? I'ld Like To Think They Are Worth More Unopened. I Never Sold Anything On The Net Before And I Believe This Item Could Bring Alot.    Thanks For Your Time Little Dan

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From: RONNA1959

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jack Daniels Tin and full bottles

Date: 15-01-2005

I saw a post on diggers site reffering to Hudson-Scott & Son's tins, from a site called Diggers.  I have a Jack Daniels Poker Tin complete with chips, two card full complete card decks.  The tin also has Carlisle, England on the bottom. Do you know anything about this tin or could point me in the right direction to find out the yr this particular tin was produced.  Thank you, Ronna/Oklahoma

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From: TAMHWARD

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 15-01-2005

 

I have an old bottle/decantur(?) that is about 10 inches tall, a long haired cat sitting on its hind legs.   there is a round hole at the mouth area, and a cork in the top of the head.  It is ceramic, and has P Gardnier Enghien France on the bottom.  It appears to be old, as there are the minute cracking in the ceramic glaze on the underside/bottom.  It is a beige color with shading in the coloring.  Can you give me any information on this item?  Thank you very much!

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From: MafaMom

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have six Hindle & Company self shot measuring bottles. Date: 15-01-2005

 

Hi Digger,  I have six aqua green bottles roughly 8 inches tall and they say they hold 10 oz on the bottom. These bottles have separate chambers in them with a ball in the top chamber. It looks like the bottle could be turned over and roughly a shot could be poured to the top chamber. If you poured from one side, the bottle could drain completely. If you poured from the other the ball would flow to the top and only allow the top chamber to flow out, roughly a shot of fluid. Can you tell me anything about these bottles? I have search the internet for Hindle and can only find one reference to soda bottles, and Hindle exhust systems or cars and motorcycles. Please any history and value would be much appreciated.  Thank you very much.  Susan Shaw Jeremiah 29:11-13

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From: John and Linda Sue Smith

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 15-01-2005

 

Jack - I have a brother-in-law that operates heavy equipment, and ocassionaly he brings in a box of old bottles, jugs, etc. Among the finds are several Gay-ola bottles in clear and amber glass.I see them for sale sometimes, but nobody call tell me anything about them. Any info on when/where Gay-ola was made would be very much appreciated. John

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From: Coreyfparker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glycerine bottle

Date: 15-01-2005

 I found a bottle full of something? Thick liquid. Label reads Medical Department, U.S.N.Date  10-7-30  No.  F. Depot Directions Glycerine. Bottom of bottle has diamond shape and number 7. I don't have any idea about it? Thanx, Jen

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From: JEFF PARKER

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: HINDS HONEY AND CREAM

Date: 15-01-2005

 

i have two hind honey and cream bottles that i found when i was a kid. was trying to look them up on the internet but all i could find was the ones stamped with bloomfield nj.usa   mine are stamped portland me,usa  one looks the same as the nj ones but the other one has a  big a with s over top it. have not seen that on the internet anywhere.  can you give me any kind of info on these bottles i have kept for the last 30 years.  THANKS JEFF

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From: Cheryl Bolack

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Could you help

Date: 15-01-2005

 

I am searching for a name that appeared on one of the very first milk bottles.  It was not the name of the dairy, but a man's first or middle name.   It was in 1870 or 1871.We are trying to locate a family names originality.   This is what we were told the name came from.  Thanks Cheryl Bolack

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From: Tashana Bufkin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: zatarain bottle

Date: 16-01-2005

 

We found a small clear bottle that says Pa-Poose and says it is made by E A Zatarain & Sons INC. in New Orleans LA. Do you know when this type of bottle was made, what it contained, and any value it may hold? Any and all information you can share with us will be greatly appreciated.   Tashana Bufkin  

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From: Becky Dockery

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. Pepper bottle

Date: 16-01-2005

 

I would like to know what the significance of the numbers 10, 2, and 4 are on the old Dr. Pepper bottles?

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From: Sscsparsons

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 15-01-2005

Dear Digger,

 

   I Have found about 40  whiskey bottles (some were A.M.S. whiskey bottles, for medical use)  under a house with almost perfect labels and the broken state seal on the tops.  Most of them have the imprint of the warning not to reuse the bottle on them.  I figure that they are prohibition bottles and I was wondering if there is any market for these and where I would find out value?     Thank You for your info.,

   Shawn

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From: David

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fw: Nolet Scheidam clay bottle

Date: 16-01-2005

----- Original Message ----From: David Camilleri

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Sunday, February 29, 2004 4:18 PM

Subject: Nolet Scheidam clay bottle

 

Hi  I have in my possession the following bottle ( please see attached 4 pictures ) Inscription on the bottle is J.A.J.Nolet Scheidam. Height of bottle is 32cm and diameter is 9cm. Shape is round and colour is yellowish brown clay and glazed. If you could tell me anything you know about the bottle especially approximate age and history I would appreciate a lot.  Thanks, David.  Attachments: bootle pic no3.JPG bottle logo.JPG bottle pic no1.JPG bottle pic no2.JPG

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From: rhonda

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: peach corrdial

Date: 16-01-2005

 

i have a bottle of marleau brand peach cordial.  the bottle has not been opened and it has the seal on the top.  it was prepared by the liebenthal bros.co Cleveland ohio in 1935.  it has the stamp that  says wine tax on the back and stamp date 8-9-1935.   thanks  rhonda kennison

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From: colman04 <

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle

Date: 16-01-2005

 

My Sister's husband found this old bottle near a grain elevator where he works.  It says "Burnham Clam Bouillon" and "E. S. Burnham Co. N. Y."  I haven't been able to find any references to it on the internet.  Sincerely Yours,  Cheryl Colman

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From: Frank Liuzzo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Crown Royal

Date: 16-01-2005

 

Dear Mr. O'dell  I've been given two unopened bottles of Crown Royal and I'm reluctant to open them in case they hold some value, can you help in determinnig this? The first is dated 1957 and the paper seal (unbroken) reads C5263058.  It's in the original purple pouch and original box.  The second is dated 1971 and the paper seal (unbroken) reads D3013097.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Best regards,  Frank Liuzzo

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From: Elizabeth Vandehey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hires root beer bottle

Date: 16-01-2005

 

We have a brown glass bottle, no name but numbers 18S 41 at the base.  The stopper is rubber with a bolt and wing nut tightener with Hires Root Beer stamped on it.  Ever heard of it?  Elizabeth Vandehey

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From: JandGMoore

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: E.C. Boozs

Date: 16-01-2005

 

Hello.  My Mom has an old whiskey bottle they got at an auction around  20 some years ago.  It looks like a house.  On the side it says E.C.  Boozs Whiskey.  On the bottom it says Wheaton.  It is a small bottle  and its color is brownish purple.  Could you please tell me about how much  this is worth.  Thank you!

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From: Lisa

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottles.

Date: 16-01-2005

 

I have tons of old bottles that my father dug up as a construction worker.  I live in West Springfield, MA.   I was wondering if you knew of a respectable place I can bring them to find out there value with out getting ripped off.  I realize you only deal in bottles.  Although I was wondering if you knew a website where I can find out about old albums.  I also have play bills that look quite old, they do not have the year on them.  I also have a Life magazine from 1962.  It is Commerative issue of John F. Kennedy.  If you may know of any way I can research this please let me know.  Thank you.  Lisa D'Amario

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From: Usatelmk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Large 15Gal Plus

Date: 16-01-2005

Hi Digger im trying to fine out some information on a large Bottle and having no luck the Bottle i have is very big in size 27" High, The Neck is 3" X 1/4" AND Very Thick and its 14" Wide with Two Seams going up and ending at the bottom of the neck does not go over the top of the neck about 15 Plus Gal,s It is very thick and heavy the color is Aqua very unusual  Shape the neck Has Numbers on it {026} and W.T.Co. See Scans condition EX ++ No chips, cracks, or Hairlines, has loads of imperfections and Swiles all over the bottle It was in a wooden grate when i first got it on the Wooden Grate there was the  Name Monsanto Chemical, any information on who made this bottle and how old it may be and the Value Check out pictures, Thank You Dominick Mr.Dominick Cavuoto

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From: Whtbird1&JD

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 17-01-2005

 

Trying to find info on a bottle with the following writing on it. CHIEF WAHOO ELECERICTONIC WALBRIDGE CO DUNSMUIRCAL CATHEDRAL BRAND CELEBRATED REMEDY  Green four sided bottle with cork On bottom says Made in Taiwan Dave :

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From: ames234

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: scotch whiskey bottle

Date: 17-01-2005

 

  I have a scotch whiskey bottle that belonged to my great-grandfather. The bottle is   inscribed on the bottom "port dundas pottery co. Glascow" The bottle is a light beige   colored pottery with black or very dark blue lettering.The bottle has an attached handle   and a pour spout that once held a cork.The bottle is in excellent condition.    The lettering on the bottle is as follows from top to bottom..    none genuine unless cork is branded and sealed "Glen Garry"  

  PRIZE MEDAL

  GLEN GARRY  (in large letters)

   TRADE MARK  (has a depiction of a spiral corkscrew)

VERY OLD SCOTCH WHISKEY

 PROPRIETORS

JOHN HOPKINS & Co

LONDON and GLASCOW

 Can you provide any information on this container as to age, manufacturer, history and value, if any. Thank you very much   Sanford Ames  trade mark ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From: autotech To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1971 wine bottle

Date: 14-01-2005

 

Dear Digger, we found this large wine bottle at a yard sale it has never been opened it stands 3 1/2 feet tall green with grape vines all over the bottle. it was imported from italy in 1971 its made by marchio nazionale wine serial # 18339,its base is about 6 or 7 inches around. shipped to the USA.attention Mutual Whole Sale LA, Califorina. any help on value or history would be very helpful. Thank You Jacquline Crisman

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From: Gary Yawn <

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey decanter

Date: 17-01-2005

 

I have a pottery pig approximately 10' long, standing on 4 legs, with a cork for a tail.  He is sort of mustard colored.  The incised mark is "Pieley's (or Bieley's) Ronny Club.  Can you give me any information about this piece.  I believe it may have some age.  Thanks.

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From: Burgundy79true

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Help identifying old bottle please!

Date: 17-01-2005

 

This was found in a dump and I cannot find it anywhere on the net. The front reads, "REGISTERED A. DIPIETRO & CO. 410 & 412 HANOVER ST. BOSTON." There is a star and half moon. The seam goes about halfway up the neck. Blob top.  Any help greatly appreciated! 

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From: slontine

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Galliano's Liquor

Date: 17-01-2005

Dear Digger,

I have a 1 gallon Bottle of Galliano's Liquor, made in Distilleries Runite Di Liquori and shipped from Solaro Italy. The bottle has a stand, picket, book and original box. The Bottle is around two feet in length and has never been opened. Could you provide me with any information on the value. Thank you Shani L Lontine

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From: gary <geapepl>

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Shot glass bottle cap pre-1938

Date: 17-01-2005

 

Hi,   I found a lot of bottles years ago (1975) in an un-buried dump which has not been used since the 1938 hurricane. Lots of decorative whisky flask type bottles and some wine bottles with the "pushed-up" bottoms.   The one bottle I kept all this time which seems like it might be valuable is an Old Mr Boston bottle. I'm sure the bottle is not likely to be worth much were it not for the cap. It is pristine black plastic (bakelite?) with art-deco relief's of buildings on the outside.  It was intended to double as a shot glass. It is deep and wide and inside the cap, on the bottom of the shot glass, it says "TO YOUR HEALTH". I have looked at bottle collections and a few books but never have I seen anything like it.   If there is any chance this might be worth more than an appraisal then please let me know and I'll mail in the form with $5 and photos.  Thanks, Gary

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From: Gaildunn7

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Brown Glass decanter in copper  by Macdonald Greenlee ltd. distillers

Date: 17-01-2005

 

I have had an old decanter for some years.....a brown glass pattern in  copper with a copper plate ...embossed on the bottom by Macdonald Greenlee ltd.  distillers  Leith Scotland with the letter A above SA665 then an initial.  I have searched  all references to this bottle and cannot find anything.   Thank  you   Sarah Woods

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From: Nancy Rittenhouse

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 17-01-2005

 

We found a clear glass bottle thatsays C.C. Soda on it. Min. contents 6 1/2 fluid oz. Coca Cola Bottling Company Pat. appl'd. for 34975 root On the bottom of the bottle it has C.C. Can you tell me anything about it?  Also how do I clean it. Thank you Nancy Rittenhouse

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From: pontiled Van Gorder

To: Digger <jaok20@bottlebooks.com>

Subject: pot lid.

Date: 18-01-2005

 

Hello again.... dug this lid in two halves recently. Luckily it went back together nicely. I'm 99% sure it's an early American lid. I've never seen it anywhere before and wondered what you thought.  Thanks John.  : 

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From: Legion069

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: civil war decanter

Date: 18-01-2005

 

Dear Digger,  I was at a gift shop several years ago & saw a "McCormack whiskey"  decanter...that I would like to have purchased but I thought was too expensive  & I thought I would find that same decanter later for less money  elsewhere...what a mistake!... as I have not seen another like it since.  It was an AMERICAN CIVIL WAR COMMEMORATIVE bottle made  of porcelain with standing figures of Lincoln & Davis on each  side of Civil War flags.  Perhaps the figures of Grant & Lee were on it  too.  Thank you in advance for any help you can give me on this.  R. Malecki

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From: serena truesdel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles

Date: 18-01-2005

 

Hello I have some questions on a couple of bottles we have. First we have a bottle about 5 inches tall taht says calcium sulphate CaSo4.The bottom says M B W USA. It almost looks like a chemist bottle . Second I have a bottle found while digging. It lays on its side and reads For you baby

5-10 Testimony

10-15 ceremony

15-20 matrimony

20-30 Alimony

30-40 Easy money

Nothing doing . The other side says Teddy's Pet Peaceful Knights. Can you give me some information on these please. I greatly appreciate your time. Thank you,Serena

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From: Joanne O <joanneo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bitters bottle

Date: 18-01-2005

 

I have a medicine bottle that I can't find information on. Please help. Bottle reads: Colsam Johnson Proprietor,Richmond VA., 1852.  Alan Casters Indian Vegetable Jaundice Bitters. bottom reads, made in taiwan It is a deep purple, 12 sided, embossed with above writing.

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From: XxThAhNiCxX

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 18-01-2005

 

i have many bottles id like to ask u about, [a liberty bell blended whiskey bottle...it says 200th birthday on the bottom...with a 22 karat gold finish]..[a little clear bottle approximately 2 1/2 inches that says 30 phenolax wafers upjohn.][ a 3 piece mold bottle, 7 1/2 inches that has wyeth and bro ....Philadelphia on it...and many others but can u please help me determine whether they are worth any thing?

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From: Juan Cervantes < >

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle date

Date: 18-01-2005

Dear Digger, I found a wine or champagne bottle shoulder and neck fragment.  It is green glass with It is embossed with “PIERO DE VECCHI MILANO” surrounding eight pointed asterisk on the shoulder. The dimensions are:  4 1/2 inches high by 1 3/4 inches wide.  It looks like it has an applied lip and the mold seam appears to terminate below the lip.  I would like to know the age, history, and rarity please.  Thank you.  Juan  : ..

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From: Craig Brummerstedt <

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: i have a question

Date: 18-01-2005

what is a (1985 tennessee vols  glass coke bottel)  worth?  and i also have a (1986 tennessee vols home coming glass coke bottel) what is it worth  and i have a ( 1975 RC  tennessee vols champion chip came bottel )  what is it worth  and i also have ( how much is a money back bottle is worth, now body know the year tho)

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From: Valerie Laurie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: High Top Bottle

Date: 18-01-2005

Hello Digger!  I have attached a 3 scans of a 1953 'High Top' bottle I found about 40 feet deep in Clear Water Bay, Kenora, Ontario, Canada while scuba diving.  I can't find any info on the net about this bottle.  The bottle is clear and the label looks painted or and etched!?! The label is green and white trim.  A small logo and name are at the base of the neck above the label about 2 1/2 inches.  It is the same height and diameter of my 1964 Pepsi bottle which is 10 fluid Oz.10 so I assume that is it's capacity. That's all I can tell you, there are no other markings except what you see in the scan of the bottom of it.  Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Todd

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From: Hughes, Shirley D. <

To: 'jaok20@bottlebooks.com'

Subject: MASON JAR 5 GALLON  JUG WITH PATTON IN 1885 WITH EAGLE ON IT . IS IT WORTH ANYTHINS?

Date: 19-01-2005

 

Darlene Hughes

Tyco Electronics Global Americas North Divison

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From: jwexler

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 19-01-2005

 

I just finished reading your book on digging privies, awesome book!  Your book has inspired me to pursue old water well treasures and I need some advice.  After reading your book, I am absolutely convinced that entering a well just doesn't make sense for me.  Besides, the wells that I'm interested in still have plenty of water.  Could you give some advice on how to remove coins from the bottom of a well filled with water?  Possibly as much as 25 feet of water in some wells..... Have you any experience with pumps or other equipment that would accomplish this?   I have secured a submersible infared camera that will help locate possible items on the bottom but I fear that sediment will limit my ability to see coins.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  Hope you experience continued success in your privy pursuit and hope to see another book sometime soon. Sincerely;  Jamie Wexler

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From: mydevon02

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 0riginal display first CoCa-Cola bottle from 1900 Thomas & Whiting....

Date: 19-01-2005

 

Hi,  Recently my wife and I found an Original CoCa-Cola sample display bottle from the Atlanta, Georgia 1st bottling plant of CoCa-Cola stuck in tare and preserved from outdoor weather exposure. It is still capped, with contents and original label. It was taken to England to promote Coca-Cola in 1900 and never opened due to its significance of the very first bottled CoCa-Cola and their trying to promote the CoCa-Cola soft drink there.  It has the raised CoCa-Cola and trade marks on it and both new attorney owners last name initials also in raised letters on it, T for Thomas and W for Whiting. The cap is badly rusted with the dark brown over 104 year old rust, but still has the CoCa-Cola and partial trade mark visible on it.  This bottle has the straight sides with a much longer neck than commonly seen on early 1900 CoCa-Cola bottles and is a small size version of the larger 1900 CoCa-Cola bottle. Plus the words CoCa-Cola is red in the diamond and not like the all dark green labels like it that has no red at all. It has the label signature also of Asa G. Candler. It is possible that this bottle was right prior to the two new purchasers of CoCa-Cola's full ownership. But that I'm not sure on.  Can you be of help? Coca-Cola company experts was not able to help as they did not know of its existence. Perhaps there is information on it somewhere. Please let us know right away if you have any info of any kind at all on it.  To find a partial ruins of a house on an old Mountain pass all grown up to nothing more than a thick foot path and them to stumble on this CoCa-Cola bottle under a sheet of glass stuck in tare were the label was never damaged from the tar has been a real excitement.  To be in a group hunting for a hot springs in the Mountain and to find the ruins of the old house was also very exciting. If you can help at all or have any suggestions, please let us know. The info of how it got to England in 1900 was in some history of CoCa-Cola but it never went any were for several years in that country.  Another road being developed threw the thick forest mountain made it possible for us to find the old road that was known about that was to lead back to an all natural hot springs were the house once stood on the side of the Mtn. just near and overseeing the caves and hot springs from volcanic action thousands of years ago.  But any how, as to the CoCa-Cola bottle, what is it worth? Is there information on it? Was many ever made in clear glass blown into a mold with the mold marks and 3" high labeled like the larger one? The small label was the same as a larger bottle that held 6.5 OZ. And were do we go with this bottle?  .  Thank You, Mikel & Suzette

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From: James Goddard

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coke Bottles

Date: 19-01-2005

 

I reciently dug up (out) a couple coke bottles from under my house.  The previous owner used to store stuff down there that he collected. The house was build in the 30's or 40's and the previous owner was the builder.  The bottles in question are greenish in color, the seam runs up over the lip (meaning after about 1910), embossed on the bottom are Eastman, Ga. Monroe, Ga. and Atlanta, Ga.  The Eastman and Monroe do not have the copyright c stamped on the bottom, the atlanta one does.  Any help would be appreciated. Thanks James

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From: Michael Robbins < >

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: TA Mills Seltzer Bottle

Date: 19-01-2005

 

I noticed that one of your readers was requesting information about a seltzer bottle labeled TA Mills (Please see attachment). My great grandfather bottled and delivered seltzer in NYC using a horse drawn wagon in the early years of the last century. I would be very interested in purchasing the bottle if you would be so kind as to forward the e-mail address of the writer. Thank you for your help. Sincerely, Michael Robbins

 this is the listing from your website:

Hi Digger, I have tried to find information about the name and bottle information on the web without any luck. I hope you can help me. I have a seltzer bottle that is a deep rich turquoise color, with etched script in old English, and leaves around the lettering on each side, like an oval frame. The lettering says:T.A. Mills. This name also appears on the spout, and is engraved into the metal. It says: T.A. Mills New York 67. Their are no seams to show where the bottle was joined together, if in fact it was. It is smooth with no seams. On the bottom of this bottle is engraved, (made in Czechoslovakia). I would really appreciate any information you could give me about this seltzer bottle and name that is etched on it. Best Regards, David

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From: Dbbdavies

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: PORT DUNDAS WHISKY JUG

Date: 19-01-2005

 

dear digger,

 

please could you be of some help to us.  my grandmother died nine  years ago, and left me a port dundas whiskey jug.  this has a tan coloured  neck, cream body with the special highland whisky transfer on the front. on the  bottom is stamped port dundas pottery glasgow. please find pictures attatched.  any information would be greatly appreciated. how old, value etc.  many thanks MR S M DAVIES

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From: michelle hardin < >

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 19-01-2005

 

i was wanting to know how much these old whiskey bottles would be worth? this is what is on the bottles Private Stock W.C. Fields Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, age 8 years, 86 proof, Especially Selected and Bottled By Turtle Bay Distilling Co,Lawenceburg Kentucky. Distributed By Carillon Importers LTD, NYC 10222. they are 4/5 Quarts full bottles stamp still on them have not been broke there are 2 of them with the boxes they came in. boxes are not all that good shape. bottles have never been open on them. if you could give me around about how much they are worth now. My grandfather said his friend had them for 18 years and then he gave them to my grandfather. my grandfather has had then for a long time 2 but I don’t know how long he had them.     Thank  Mrs.Kemp

  

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To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: clorox bottles

Date: 19-01-2005

 

I have a clorox bottles that was made between 1951 and 1962, I learned this on the clorox web site.  I am curious as to how much this bottle is worth and what the markings on the bottom of the bottle mean and what i can learn from them.  Thank You For Any help that you might bring to me, I am 25, and starting to get into antiques. Heather from Biscoe,NC

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From: george apple <

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 19-01-2005

 

I Have a Dr. pierce's Anuric tablets for kidney and backache. The bottle is yellow. If you could tell me the value of this bottle and the time period that it was made I would appreciate it very much. thanks    John

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From: TheBURN27

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Under Roof

Date: 19-01-2005

 

I saw the following question on your site, and would like to respond to the  asker.  As it turns out, my great-grandfather founded the "Old Under Roof"  distillery back in the late 1800s.  I'd like to see what the bottle  looks like. --N.B.

 

From: Kelly Anbach

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question:

date: 17-07-2004

I ran across an old bottle called Old Under roof Brand. It's half pint and  has a cork in it. I am wondering if this is old and any value? I can take a  photo and e-mail it to you if you think it's of any value. Kelly Anbach

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From: Horne, Kyle W <>

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hello!!

Date: 20-01-2005

 

hi there! my name is kyle and I'm doing a research product on an old Schenley bottle i have. I can't find much out about Schenley but it seems as though you guys know a good bit. It has not for resale and some other words that are hard to make out on the bottom and a complicated glasswork on the cover with Schenley in the middle...anything would help, even advice on where else to look...  thanks,  kyle

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To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old milk bottles

Date: 20-01-2005

 

this bottle has a man sitting on a stole milking a cow?it says” absolutely pure milk"above the man and cow .below the man and cow it says "the milk protector"

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From: Beggar

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Need Certain bottle

Date: 20-01-2005

 

Digger, I am looking for 2 older glass and glass stoppered laboratory acid containers. They were around about 20 years ago in chemical labs especially in schools. They are round, all glass, with frosted all glass stoppers. Height to top of flat mouth 9 inches with round flat stopper adding another inch in height. Bottle diameter about 3 3/4 inches. About a liter in size, with raised glass lettering 1/2 inch tall saying CON ACID SULPHURIC H2SO4 I presently have 3 such containers which I use as liquor decanters and would love to find 2 more. I have searched the web & ebay and called laboratory supply houses to no avail. Could you possibly point me in a more promising direction?

Mike...in Albuquerque (3rd world country????)...Adios Ameba

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From: Deborah Carroll-Jones

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey decanter

Date: 20-01-2005

 

Howdy, My mother has a Lionstone Whiskey decanter, ca. 1969, titled "Squawman."  It's sculptured porcelain, and on the bottom there is "Original THREMIANPOTT"  I would appreciate any information you might have about this and an approximation of its value so I can get her to stop bugging me. ;-) Thank you for your time. Deborah Jones

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From: Seagardner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: J.C. McGraw

Date: 21-01-2005

 

Hey Digger,

Just wondered if you could tell me anything about J.C. Mc Graw Harpers  Ferry W.Va.? The bottle also says THIS BOTTLE NOT TO BE SOLD It's about 8" tall,  greenish blue in color, the mold seam stops and does not go over the lip of  bottle.

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From: lov4dogs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: i would like some info on Bols ballernia bottle.  How old  ?

Date: 21-01-2005

 

It has Amsterdam by appointment and Bottle made in france on it.

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From: Susan Sylvers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: milk bottle with porcelain stopper

Date: 21-01-2005

 

Hello Digger,

 

I just found your site and it is amazing!

 

I have several old (or so I thought!) bottles.  One is a milk bottle that has a porcelain stopper that secures like a mason jar.  It is embossed "Absolutely Pure Milk" with a farmer milking a cow below .  The back of the bottle reads, "Thatcher's Dairy Bottle patent 1884, One Quart.All lettering is in caps.  The bottle is marked Crownford China  Co. with a cursive style "C" inside a circle.  I would appreciate any information.  Thank you very much for your time.  Regards,  Susan Sylvers

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From: Roland Wesner <>

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD BOTTLE

Date: 21-01-2005

 

hi i found a old bottle it has( a. c. hynd co.) and( buffalo n. y.) it has a metal lid. any ideals what it was and what its worth thanks roland.

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From: Kelly Hanson < >

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1800's german champagne bottles question

Date: 21-01-2005

 

hi Digger......i have two German champagne bottles....one is approximately 18 inches tall, green glass, and the label says "anno 1832", HENKELL , Henkell & Co. Wiesbaden Biebrich, bottled at wiesbaden (Rhine), among other things,also i have one about the same heighth but a lot heavier, darker green, looks almost black, and the date is 1874, Pennrich, medium, Laubenheim am Rhein.  What can you tell me about them and are they worth anything?  I know condition is very important, and you can't give me a true price, but they are in good condition and a round about price of some sort would be appreciated.  Thank you

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From: Pattye P <

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Inquiry

Date: 21-01-2005

 

Hello.  I have a strange bottle that I don't know much about.  It is a James Beam, Regal China, Kentucky "Liberty" bottle dated 1970, I believe.  It is a shape of an eagle with a ribbon across its check in whitish blue, with three coins stuck into it.  The three coins are:  Crispus Attucks; Alexander Hamilton; John Hancock and then in the center of the bottle is a Liberty badge of some sort, then at the bottom of the bottle on the front is three coins depicting scenes of the three men above.  I paid $20.00 for it and it has a cork, and the paper seal is over it, but the seal was broken.  There are no contents in the bottle.  Any ideas? Thank you very much. Pattye

  

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From: Linda Dillon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ozarka water bottle

Date: 21-01-2005

 

I bought a green water bottle with the cap having 8 big holes and one smaller hole in the middle of the aluminum metal cap. The label on the bottle says Untreated Ozarka Water, Pat.# 92829 and then it has a diamond shape going through a zero.  Can you tell me how old this bottle is and maybe what it is worth, if anythiing?  Would greatly appreciate it. Thanks, LDillon

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From: Jennifer Moistner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jim beam fish decanter

Date: 22-01-2005

 

I'm trying to find out how much the Jim Beam fish decanter is worth unopened?  label says: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey  100 months old   bottom of bottle says year 1973    86 proof   4/5 quart  I don't know if you can help? But I can only find empty ones online that people have to sell.  Thank You, Jennifer

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From: Jules Gosnell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: John Gosnell 7 Co bottle menioned on you site - May 2000

Date: 22-01-2005

 

http://www.bottlebooks.com/questions/May2000/may_2000_questions.htm

I found this posting at the above page...  "A friend of mine dug up a bottle of Genuine bear grease; on a site still unopened. The label says it was imported by John Cosnell & Co 12 Three kings st Lombards St London.( (a PICTURE OF A BEAR WAS ON THE LID) It is blue; I'm unsure of size. It doesn't appear to have any markings. he wants to enquire about its age and value."

I have been collecting John Gosnell & Co items for a couple of years now,  after establishing that he was my grt-grt-grandfather. I am putting together a website around my collection and was wondering if you still had a picture of this bottle. It sounds intriguing. Failing that, perhaps you would be kind enough to forward this mail to the poster of the item on your site.  By the way, I have 4 or 5 inch high amber coloured bottle embossed "Beare Gosnell, London" - You would not have an information about this company, would you ? I bought it thinking they were probably related to John Gosnell & Co,, but have not been able to establish a link.  Thanks for you time, Jules

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From: Anthony Sullivan <

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Antique Soda Bottle

Date: 22-01-2005

 

Hello. I have an antique soda bottle embossed H Hubener, 127 West 24th St., New York 1880. Do you have any more information on the company or know where I could obtain more information. Thanks.     

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To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: medicine bottle

Date: 23-01-2005

 

I have a bottle, about 4 in. tall, amber in color, with a cork stopper.  It has a spout to pour from.  It has a paper lable, the first line says, Apotheke in Neuenmarkt-Wirsberg, in the middle of the lable in bold writing it says, Baldriantropfen, at the bottom of the lable it says, Phil. Fuchs.  I can't seem to find out anything about it. Any help????  Thank You, Terry

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From: WAllocca

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: partitioned bottle

Date: 22-01-2005

 

hi

i have found a bottle that looks like it was made in france. it has 4 compartments inside the bottle with 4 small holes to fill each section . i was wondering if you knew what this bottle was used for. there are no numbers or any other kind of identification  marks on bottle   WALT. A.

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From: chanley <chanley@cdhanley.com>

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com <jaok20@bottlebooks.com>

Subject: =??Soda

Date: 22-01-2005

 

Dear Digger . . .  Please, do you have any idea where I might find a Pee Wee Soda bottle?  Preferably one with soda still in it?  My father-in-law's 80th birthday party is next month and our "retrospective" will include memorabilia from his many jobs.  As you might guess, one of his jobs was to deliver Pee Wee Soda.  Your web side is the only website I could find that even had a reference to this brand of soda.  Any assistance you might provide is truly appreciated.  Regards . . .  Christine Hanley

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From: DINA EDWADRS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about a bottle

Date: 22-01-2005

 

Hi.  My husband found a bottle at a deer lease in Southeast Texas and we need help figuring out any details about it.  We searched your site but did not find any help, so we thought you might be able to help us.  These are the details of the bottle:

 

1.  Amber color

2.  12" tall

3.  Has a white horse on the bottom front and an embossed smaller horse at the base of the neck.

4.  On the other side at the base of the neck, it is embossed with "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE USE OF THIS BOTTLE".

5.  On the bottom of the bottle, the center is embossed with ".Q616 Glasgow Scotland" and the rim is also embossed, but we cannot make everything out.  The parts we can make out are the words "Distillers LT" and "Export".

6.  It has hinged top similar to root beer bottles, but the top is missing.

Can you identify this bottle?  If not, can you tell us some other resources to check with.  Thank you, Dina Edwards

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From: cathy snyder

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr.Miles Worm Syrup

Date: 23-01-2005

 

Digger,

I have a round clear bottle that has Dr.Miles Worm Syrup stamped on it.It's approx. 4" tall.I also have an amber Coca Cola bottle that is embossed w/ Coca Cola on the front and bottom and also has Pittsburgh Pa stamped/embossed  on it.I've had trouble finding info on bottles and would also like to know of a reliable reference source.  Thank you. Cathy     

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From: Sweetchile44

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Garrett's American Wine Bottle

Date: 23-01-2005

 

Hello Digger, I was searching thru your questions section and notice a person asked you  about the age of the Garrett's American Wine bottle she has, the bottle I have  is 1 gallon with the same design on the front and back but has no Patient  Number on the bottom, it just reads on the bottom: Design Patient  Applied for. Could you please tell me how old this bottle is and it's  Value?

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From: Greg J. Steinkerchner >

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1948 seagram's whiskey

Date: 23-01-2005

 

Hi Digger, I have an unopened bottle of 1948 Seagram's V.O. Canadian Whiskey blended and bottled by Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Limited - Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.  It was imported by Seagram-Distillers Corporation from Chrysler Bldg - New York.  The seal is still intact.  It still has the state seal on it.  I can't seem to find any info on it as far a value. Any ideas on how much it is worth?  Thx Greg

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From: Janice Whiting >

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Are these worth ANYTHING???

Date: 23-01-2005

 

My husband and I just bought a hundred year old house and came upon all of these bottles.  Can you help us in finding out how much they are worth?  We were just going to trash them but then thought twice about.  Thank you!

 

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From: bandp

To: JAOK20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: tiny bottle

Date: 23-01-2005

 

Hello,    I recently found a clear bottle shaped like a coke bottle with a screw on top, but it is only about 21/2 to 3 inches tall with the number 2 on bottom. I am digging on our old farm land which is over 100 years old and the house is still bearing up, but tenants lived there until the 60's. Do you have any idea what this is. It's seams go up the sides until it reaches the tiny screw on part.  Thank You,

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From: ShowYourColors3

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dixon leather and glass flask

Date: 23-01-2005

 

Can you tell me anything about this flask?  It has Dixon on the  bottom.  thanks Jodi

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From: Art & Deb Speegle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Brown Bottle ID ?

Date: 23-01-2005

 

Found brown stopper type bottle.   4 5/8" tall 1 5/8" wide 1" deep.   1 inch flat stopper area with stopper hole 7/16 " Recessed label ? area 1 5/16 x 2 5/8".  Bottom markings  2 (possibly 21) left side.   3 right side.   4 toward back of bottle.   In middle circular pattern with right left arrows enclosing 1 or I.  Any idea what this could be? Thanks .   Art

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From: phonsemiller

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: mare brizard & roger bottle

Date: 23-01-2005

 

The bottle is made of 4 quarters.  about 12-14 inches high.  long neck bulbous shape.  marked made in france, no pontil.  bottom edge looked polished flat.  top takes 4 small corks( part of one in bottle).  marie brizard & roger bordeaux label mostly red.  if you can tell me any or all the usual i would appreciate.

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From: Libby Boone

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: soda pop bottles

Date: 23-01-2005

 

Dear Digger ,I have a Patio and aTop Rock  12 oz   diet soda pop unopened , One has Patio  a product of the Pepsi Cola Company in green on a clear bottle .The other has Top Rock in Yellow on a clear bottle  ,They have a warning about the use of saccharin on the caps in blue.they look like they might be from the fifties not sure ,,I would like to know the age and value of these two soda  pops..they are in excellent  condition..thank you  Libby

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From: LDiane Spratt <To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 23-01-2005

 

I have a bottle that is Kentucky Bourbon 1969 Villian

could you tell me about it.I also have a bottle that has tomb stone on it and is shaped like it. thanks landtj

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From: karen simpson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Brookfield Baby Top bottle

Date: 23-01-2005

 

Dear Digger, I purchased a pink bottle for 25 cents in a thrift store and am wondering about the worth of it.  It is pink, appears to be hand-blown and has a face on both sides of the bottle.  It says Brookfield Baby Top around the bottle just below the faces.  On the bottom, it says one quart liquid.  The bottom on the inside is sloped, in other words, one side appears to be thicker inside the bottle than the other side.  The mouth of the bottle is about 1/4 inch thick.  I would appreciate any information that you could give me about this bottle, including what it may be worth.  Unfortunately, I have no way of taking a picture of it to send you. Karen

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From: tbohme >

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Liquor Asstmt

Date: 23-01-2005

 

Among many other unopened we have an Old Fed Cal Rum @ 1958 and a IW Harper decanter sqaure boxes of glass Tax tag says 1957 bottled 1962 How about some pre wasr Xmas sets of bourbon etc.. etc...  the parents kept getiing em but never drank many

Whats worth keepin vs selling Terry

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From: Crystal Standfill

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1969 Whiskey bottle

Date: 24-01-2005

 

I have a family member with a 1969 86 proof straight bourbon whiskey bottle that is made of porcelain and is about 4.5oz. It has a picture of a western-like town. Something like Bonanza. It also contains writing about the Church of Williamsburg. Do you have any idea how much this might be worth? Thanks Crystal Standfill     

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From: Wm. A. \Bill\Fisher

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Purple indian vegetable bitters 1815

Date: 23-01-2005

 

Hi Digger, I have a purple Indian vegetable bitters medicine bottle that my mom found on our ranch in Oklahoma.  Can you give me information on price and what the medicine was used for?  Thanks, J. Fisher

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From: jheald

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Balsam of Life

Date: 24-01-2005

 

This Christmas my Mom gave me a small red glass bottle (3" high) supposedly found in Chester County Pennsylvania.  One side says "The King's Patent (c) W 71 H"  The other side says "Balsam of Life". On the bottom, "Wheaton M. J. (c)"  Any suggestions?

Thanks, Judy

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From: MJR7272

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fairbaks & Beard bottle

Date: 24-01-2005

 

Dear Digger: I have a bottle that was dug up in Boston's Big Dig. It says Fairbaks & Beard on it, not Fairbanks & Beard. It is made of a clay-like material with the top half being blue and the bottom half being natural colored. I think the label had been pressed with the incorrect spelling of Fairbanks name. Could you please tell me anything you might know about it, including it's value.  Thanks very much. Michael

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From: kaye harkness < >

To: Digger <jaok20@bottlebooks.com>

Subject: Re: BottleQuestion

Date: 24-01-2005

 

Thank you for responding to my question about the black bottle.It does say Mission Dry Sparkling.could you tell me what year?Thanks Kaye

 

From: Digger    Sound like a MIssion orange soda...so dark you cannot see thru it?   $20-30      

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From: Slap160078

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ever hear of Porobello Wood help me with this one

Date: 24-01-2005

 

 This is a Portobello Wood its on the bottom .Its 9 inches tall very thick and heavy. I was told its from a carnival game were you throw a ball and knock these bottles down.    I would like to sell this bottle and would like some history on it and maybe a place to start the pricing  I would greatly appreciate any help you can offer .      THANK YOU  LARRY

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From: mary strand

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 24-01-2005

 

Found an old whiskey bottle today and would like more info on it.  It is brown glass, has a small diamond pattern over most of it, on one side is a large clear diamond shape, on the other it says "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Reuse of This Bottle", below that is a clear circle with a coat of arms and below that a clear square. On the bottom it says  Continental Distilling Corp   Phila   D18PA.   Pat. Des.an inverted triangle with W  91033   12  T 9  I can take pictures if that would help.  Thanks....Mary

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From: lvjs

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

Subject: Glen Spey New Years Eve Scotch Whiskey bottlw

Date: 25-01-2005

 

Dear Sir,  Do you know where I can find information on a bottle of Scotch Whiskey?  It is empty and is clear glass with a large cream colored square twist off cap.  It is 4/5 quart, 86 proof and the label states it was distilled and blended in Scotland. Bottled and imported by Glen Spey Ltd, Clermont, Ky. Offices: Edinburgh, Scotland.  The unique aspect of this bottle is that it has a bubble in the bottom with a scottish lass in it who dances to "Old Lang Syne".  It winds up on the bottom of the bottle and has an on/off switch on the bottom front of the bottle.   I am new to collecting and got this bottle from the original owner's estate sale. No one there could give me any information.  I believe it may be from the 1960s based on the age of the owners and the age of the other materials for sale at the estate. I also found one website that placed Glen Spey Ltd in Kentuck circa 1962.  Any additional information you could give me or advice on where to start looking would be much appreciated.  Thank you,  Kathy

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From: michael

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 25-01-2005

 

yes i bought a home and was cleaning out the barn and found 4 cases of gallon bottles brown from ginger ale never been used in original boxes and 2cases of clear big ren gallon bottles in original cases are these worth anything

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From: Joana Pinho

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Samples

Date: 25-01-2005

From: maxine brown <

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hi there

Date: 25-01-2005

 

I have a clear glass bottle, stands 2 1/2 inches high and 1 inch wide with a narrow neck that had a screw-on lid, has 5cc and 10cc down one side of the bottle and 1, 2, 3, down the other side, has 3ss across the back of the bottle and 21 F 900 on the bottom. Can you tell me anything about this, like what kind of liquid was in it? When I was cleaning the dirt out of the bottle, I turned it upside down and the water would not just drain out, I had to shake it out. Thanks, Maxine from Georgia Keep well, Maxine     

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From: Greg Buchan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Website Question and Looking for the answer - Hood Chemical Company Brown Bottle Full Quart and 33 in Circle

Date: 25-01-2005

 

I found the following question on your website but could not locate an answer.  This morning I was digging out a new septic drain field and dug into a stash of bottles.  There were two of these same bottles an lots of smaller bottles as well.  Were you able to answer the question and if so, where might I be able to find it?  Many thanks, Greg

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From: James Kesselring marylanddude56

 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

 

Subject: Hood Chemical Co

 

Date: 02-11-2004

 

Dear Digger, I found a brown bottle with the name Hood Chemical Co., Inc. from Phila., Pa on it. Can you tell me anything about it? On the bottle the numbers 33 are on the sides and bottom. It is a full quart. There is a number on the bottom of E2551. Thank you.

There are also letters MTC on the bottom.

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From: marlin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coke bottle

Date: 25-01-2005

 

I have an amber colored Coca Cola bottle. It was bottled in Charleston, WV. It was found while digging to construct a new building near St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, WV. We have had possession of it for around 15 years. Any infor would be appreciated. Thanks, Marlin Yost

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From: Lee.Janam

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Carrie Nation

Date: 25-01-2005

 

Hi,  I'm helping some friends with an estate they've inherited.  The estate is of an artist in the St. Louis area and he had many unusual items. Stories were written about this artist and in one article found he speaks of his favorite bottle "a Carrie Nation bottle, made in honor of the temperance leader."  My friends, who now own the estate, have let a couple of the owner's friends in the house to take a keepsake.  After they found and read the article on the Carrie Nation bottle, it appears this is one that someone took.  They very much want to see what it looks like and try to get it back because it was special to the owner, and he was special to them, so they wanted to be sure and keep it.   On Google your website caught my eye because of the "Carrie Nation" caption but I can't find where it is.   Can you provide a picture of this bottle or point me to a place in your website that already shows it?  Thank you very much.  Jana Lee

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From: Laura Rolandelli

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: info required

Date: 25-01-2005

Dear Digger,

 

I have a gin that I would like to have appraised. The bottle is completely sealed and has the gin inside. It has never been opened. It has a lead seal that reads “Udolpho Wolfe’s Schiedam SCHNAPPS”.  The sides read:  1)  “UDOLPHO WOLFE’S” on the glass  2)  A paper label that covers the whole side says the contents are 50 centiliters, “SCHIEDAM SCHNAPPS AROMATICO”. A description of the beverage and its authenticity, all in Spanish, a signature, and then “Udolpho Wolfe Co. Zalstraat 3-15. ROTTERDAM. HOLANDA”. “Embotellada (Bottled) Junio 1936”.  3)  “AROMATIC SCHNAPPS” on the glass  4)  “Unicos Agentes en la Republica Argentina. Mignaquy & Cia. Buenos Aires”, on an oval paper label, and “SCHIEDAM” on the glass  A “P” on the base of the bottle.  I would appreciate you opinion on this item. A friend of mine found it while organizing his late mother’s belongings.  Thanks a lot!,  Laura Attachments:

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From: BrunoRicochet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey bottle help

Date: 25-01-2005

 

Hey Digger, Thanks for having such a great site.  I have a whiskey bottle my mother dug up about 20 years ago in north east texas.  It is clear glass (blue tint), applied lip, seamed down both sides.  Across the shoulders it has written MYERS&COMPANY DIST'S   PURE FULTON    WHISKEY  PAT.AP. COVINGTON, KY.U.S.A. It has a bunch of bubbles in the glass, several very large (I'm not sure how it survived without breaking all this time).  The applied lip also has maker's flaws.  And on the bottom I can barely make out eight random O's and the intials RD in reverse.  The stuff on the bottom is very faint and you have to hold it up just right with light reflecting on it to make it out. I can send pictures if it will help in identification.   I have found several others similiar, but none like this one.  It is a jug style 9" tall and 7" across.  Any information you could give would be greatly appreciated.   If you reference this bottle in your new whiskey book, let me know as I'm sure it's frustrating giving out free information. Thanks, Andrew Montgomery Fort Worth, TX

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From: Veda Donnelly <

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle opener question

Date: 25-01-2005

 

hi  i have a bottle opener made in Greece, i think it pewter, also has a picture of Viking axe and ox head, on the other side has a Egyptian on it also the writing is back to front, i will try to get a picture of it,  thank you veda donnelly

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From: Chris and  Denny < >

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 25-01-2005

 

hi, digger i have a jack Daniels bottle its in the shape of a jug tan at the top and dark brown at the bottom say jack Daniels whiskey just says USA on the bottom that’s it. no anything about this item. thanks christisden@bwsys.net

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From: Edith Martin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 25-01-2005

 

We have a bottle that want information on.  The bottle is light green, has Mineral Water, an eagle and E. L. Newsome's Ltd. trademark, Blackpool in raised letters on the bottle.  It has a blue "marble" in the top section, which is flatter than the bottom section of the bottle, which is round.  Please advise if you have information on a bottle of this type.

   Thanks, E. L. Martin

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From: Dragonflyapts

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: what is this ???

Date: 26-01-2005

 

I have no idea what this is can you help?? It is marked with a  oval SHERWOOD BROS POTTERY NEW BRIGHTON, PA  Thanks Jeff

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From: Beth To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Flask/Bottle???

Date: 26-01-2005

 

Hi my boyfriend got a bottle on a lawn sale for free from an older person. The bottle is almost shaped like a flask exept it is a little rounder, and taller. We know the glass was made by Hazel Atlas, but we can't seem to find anything anywhere about it....On the bottle is a covering of either canvas or leather (I don't know how to tell the difference). On one side it says "One drink" then with holes cut out to see into the bottle it says "Two Drinks, Half Full" And on the bottom it says, "Damn Fool". On the other side there is a drawing of a drunk man crawling into a saloon? But it says, "When your legs are weak And your voice is strong And you laugh like hell At some damn fool song Your Drunk By Gosh Your Drunk." The drunk guys says in his little cloud, "I'll climb this @@!*X@ fence if it takes all night." The seem does come up over the lip. But we are still unsure of what it is.....Thanks Beth and Jerry

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From: Files, Terry L. >

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 26-01-2005

 

Digger, I found a number of bottles (not to mention all the mason type jars) in my late grandparent's barn and wash house.  I was wondering if you could help me in determining their age.  I have attached photos to assist you. I appreciate any help you can offer.  They are all prefixed in their title as, "antique-", but that is just so they can be classed together in my file.     Thank you,  Terry

 

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From: kracker <

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 26-01-2005

 

we found this bottle buried in our basement it is app. 31/2in by 81/2in it clear in color it has Great Seal the styron Beggs Co. Newark Ohio labeled on the front. the seam goes over the top of the lip. the bottom of the bottle has the numbers 506 with a 2 under it the bottom also has a seam in the shape of a circle the goes up both sides of the bottle about a 1/2in i have sent a picture with this e-mail it is in excellent condition. i wanted to type of bottle, age, history and value if possible thank-you Tammie we found this bottle buried in our basement it is app. 31/2in by 81/2in it clear in color it has Great Seal the styron Beggs Co. Newark Ohio labeled on the front. the seam goes over the top of the lip. the bottom of the bottle has the numbers 506 with a 2 under it the bottom also has a seam in the shape of a circle the goes up both sides of the bottle about a 1/2in i have sent a picture with this e-mail it is in excellent condition. i wanted to type of bottle, age, history and value if possible thank-you Tammie

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From: Linda Smith

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. J.H. McLeans Volcanic Oil Liniment

Date: 26-01-2005

 

My husband found an unopened bottle of Dr. J.H. McLeans Volcanic Oil Liniment in his mother's potting shed.  Can you shed some light on how much it might be worth?  It indicates 2 fl. ounces and has 1913 and 1915 on the bottle with some Spanish; there is also English on the bottle and an illustration.  The bottle is mint; the box has a tear on the top which makes it impossible to close; the lip is gone.  The paperwork is still inside. Just so curious!  Thanks so much for your help!  Linda Smith  Cedar Park, Texas    

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From: Cheri Kendrick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Identification/Value

Date: 27-01-2005

 

Digger Just curious if there was anything you could tell me about the following bottles I dug up:

1. Americus Club Whiskey-amethyst-swirled neck 2. London Club Dry Gin 3. Snow Flake ammonia-what's cool about this bottle is that it has a finger print in a bubble on it. 4. Warner & Co Tablets Philadelphia, small oval, does not stand up lays flat  Thx. CK      

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From: Digger [mailto:jaok20@bottlebooks.com]

Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 5:41 AM

To: Linda Smith

Subject: Re: Dr. J.H. McLeans Volcanic Oil Liniment

 

One from the 1850s in dark green just sold on Ebay for $1550 in aqua from that time they bring about $75.  With screw cap they bring about $3-5

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From: Cincybicur

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: very unusual (i feel very old maybe 1700's) nun figure decanters

Date: 27-01-2005

 

i have 2 they are a brownish yellow (amber) in color they have no seams but they do have a ridge (almost like set in a mold?) 150 degrees out, on the outer side of the nun outlines. many bubbles in the glass about 12 inches in height including the glass stoppers on top. they don’t stand perfectly erect not do they have any perfect corners lines or edges. the bottoms are not marked yet look almost broken or chipped off. the handles do not appear to have a seam either and they are 1/2 moon shaped. the lip of the bottle is smooth and flares slightly at the top. where it appears to have been ground down slightly as a slightly sharp edge forms blow the lip and the sharp edge perhaps was slightly sanded so as to not be too sharp. the stopper on top is hollow and not perfect shape or matching like it was blown. the nun has hands together centered on the chest as if praying and blow her skirt at the feet is like lips or an eye shape with a glow in the middle like an iris or tip of a tongue.. these bottles i believe too have been in my family for at least several generations. they are very interesting. i have taken a digital picture (with a friends camera) which i will send as soon you as soon as I receive  them from my friend.   thank you

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From: Clarabel413

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 27-01-2005

 

Hello...I have a Coca Cola bottle that is dated December 25, 1923.  It was

packed at Copperhill, TN.  What other info can you give me about the bottle? How

much is it worth if anything?  Thank you, Christy

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To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 27-01-2005

 

Hi my name is Clarissa. and my uncle found a bottle at a job site he was on and asked me to find out where it came form and what is in it.  it still has a off orange or yellow color liquid in it. it reads (RATITE) across the top. and down one side it reads RAT VIRUS, and on the other side  it reads PASTEUR LABORATORIES OF AMERICA. It still has a old cork in the top. I would like to know if the contents are dangerous or not.  i cant seem to really find anything on the web about it. i came across your web site and I'd like to know what you know about it. if i need to get rid of the contents or not, if it is safe. And if it has any value at all. I also have a S.CRABFELDER CO DISTILLERS LOUISVILLE,KY. in great condition.and wondering if it has any value either. if you could return my e-mail, i would be very appreciative. thank you.

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From: Chris Anderson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: mc cormick distilling co

Date: 27-01-2005

 

digger,

i found a paul bunyon and babe the blue ox decantor with mc cormick distilling on the bottom of it. do you have any idea how old it is and it's value. thank you

chris anderson

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From: Judy Ann Heitzman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pepsi bottle at least 40yrs old.

Date: 28-01-2005

 

My friend found this bottle over 40 years ago.  It is a pepsi cola bottle

which she found in Kellog Idaho.  It is class with an Indian head on the of it.  any idea of it's value?

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From: Kimberley Mierzwa

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: VITREOUS STONE BOTTLER

Date: 28-01-2005

 

hello digger, i recently found an old bottle while digging at a construction site near lynchburg virginia,usa. the bottle seems to be made of clay? on the bottom half of the bottle it reads vitreous stone bottler, j. bourne& son patent, denby pottery, near derby, p. & j. arnold , london england. the bottle has a pour wpout at the top, and is in excellent condition. i was wondering if you knew anything about the bottle at question, and if so does it have any collectors appeal! also what , if anything would be a questioned value, for selling purposes, im thinking about ebaying it, but i dont want to hurt myself, or hurt anyone else for that matter, if its worthless. thanks for your time. please help out if you can, your my last hope of finding out anyhting. matt....lexington virginia usa!!

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From: mkeifer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: J. Friedrich Grosskarben bottle with efigee

Date: 28-01-2005

 

hi, i was wondering if you could tell me something. a friend of mine was tearing down an old house here in western NY and came across an old J. Friedrich Grosskarben gin or rum bottle embedded in the foundation. I already found out what the bottle was from your web site but we noticed something unusual inside the bottle. we heard something rattling around in it so i turned it upside down and pulled out some kind of cloth wrapped efigee or something. its on a stick and carefully wrapped onto the stick. could you please tell me what is is if you know. was it some kind of ritualistic thing? I sent pictures with this e-mail please tell me if you get them ok. Thank You for looking. Mike 

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From: Mary Bonner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: elephant jar

Date: 28-01-2005

 

Digger I bought a jar that made by franks tea and spice.It is a peanut butter jar .It is a jar shaped like a standing elephant and has the lid . It is  listed in the glass banks by Charles Reynolds as very rare  .Do you have any idea of the value and of any collectors who may deal in these jars.  I appreciated any help you could give me on this. Thanks Mary

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From: SkeffingtM

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 28-01-2005

 

TWO LADIES ON CHARIOT R WHITES BROWN STONEWARE BOTTLE WHAT YEAR WAS THIS  MADE

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From: RnRWiedl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: stillingia bottle.....oops?

Date: 28-01-2005

 

Dear Digger,

  I visit your site's often to peruse the banter of fellow bottle lover's and hunter's. Now I need some help. Three or so years ago I dug a small but rewarding surface dump in upstate New York. Between the Merchant Lockport bottles and the immaculate Bitters was an unknown aqua medicine. Embossed on separate panels are..."Stillingia Compound...J.F. Henry.....Waterbury, Vermont."  I have found no information on this bottle, but recently found out from a potential buyer that it is VERY COLLECTABLE.....(after an E-Bay auction has started the bottle at $9.99.) My father is the seller, and recipient of the informative E-mail. The bids are rising, and so too, my curiousity.    Thanks for your attention,

   RMW

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From: DAGOSTEP2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: NEED INFO.

Date: 28-01-2005

 

hello,  could you please tell me the age of this Warner's safe kidney & liver cure bottle.  its is little over 9.5 in tall,   honey amber color,  nice embossed lettering and safe  picture , has a number 11 on bottom, and the top is added seperate because you can see the glass drip and if you put your finger inside you can feel where the neck and the lip meet.  i am including a few photo's i need a little history and price.   i paid 59 cents for it at a thrift store. my bottle book kovels gives prices but no real info. or photo's to match. 

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From: Sarah Mccoy < >

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: info on bottle

Date: 29-01-2005

Hi digger! I have a Belle of Lincoln Jack Daniels bottle. It still has the sticker on the back with the bottling number which is 6 and the initials of the taster and Master distiller written on it. It is a 1.5 liter. Any idea how old it is and what value if any? Thank you for your time.   Sarah

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From: Steve Mays <

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Stuck decanter Date: 29-01-2005

 

How do you remove a stuck crystal decanter top without breaking the decanter?  It's a Waterford decanter & had a tiny bit of brandy inside.

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From: Kate Twitchell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Props Research

Date: 29-01-2005

I am on the props crew for a theatre department and we're doing a show that is designed to be in 1967. I'm looking for the appearance, color, size, and labels for 1960s ammonia and mustard bottles. I've found lots of bottles on eBay, but none which state the circa of the bottle. Thanks, Kate

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From: shirleya8130

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: par beverage paper labels

Date: 29-01-2005

 

i have several paper labels with unusual pictures ( hawg & hawg , old overcoat wry whishey , lord culprit  for men of extinctionand others and marked par beverage corp. cinicnnati ,ohio.can you tell me anything about them.thanks in advace.

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From: Larry Crebar <

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bols crock bottles

Date: 29-01-2005

 

 Hi digger. I came across 3 crock bottles marked bols.2 are 18 3/4 high.3 1/4 across bottom. With stoppers and lables. In bottles they say erven lucas bols t lootsue amsterdam. On lables 2 says january 1868 other says 1875. Could you tell me about them and what there worth?   larryc101   thank you.

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From:

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: sealed wine bottle

Date: 29-01-2005

 

My sister inlaw has a wine bottle that has four sides you could grasp. Sealed with a cork and has a glass top that hangs on the side with a string for after opening the bottle. Schenley import co. New York, new york. Chief Rabbi Melchior said it is a drink for pass over. (maybe not in those exact words)  Akiva deluxe  Funen Wine co. Odense Denmark  We could not find a date on it.  Thank you,

Louisiana

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From: Larry Price <

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: price booker mfg bottle

Date: 29-01-2005

 

Digger; What can you tell me about a bottle marked Price Booker Mfg.  Houston Texas.  Do you know what it contained?  I have found two sizes.  Thanks. Kristi

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From: NanaMoo < >

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I MIGHT HAVE A CHALLEGE FOR YOU

Date: 29-01-2005

i have two perfume bottles.  i know they are from india and from 1930.  but that is all i have for information.  here is pic.  thank you

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From: bruce sholtes

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Panama Bottles

Date: 29-01-2005

 

Hi Digger I have a collection of bottles dug on the banks of the Panama Canal in the early 60s, I would like to find a book more specific to this area. The collection is quite large and was apraised when I was very young at around 100 thousand dollars about 30 years ago. Thanks

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From: Michael S. Gorback, M.D.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: two comments

Date: 29-01-2005

 

On the "Great Debate" page: Alexandria was in Egypt, not Greece. Don't give the archeologists any more ammo!

 

Magnetic medicines: The explanation the magnet companies give for the "healing" properties of their products is completely ignorant. The iron in hemoglobin is not ferromagnetic. There is no way magnets can attract blood to any part of your body. Do the experiment yourself. Get some blood and a magnet and see if you can make it move. Ever see a compass needle point towards a bloody steak? I didn't think so.

 

MRI scanners use 1.5 Tesla magnets. These are so strong they can pull a pen out of your pocket and draw it across the room like a bullet. They can erase your credit cards if you stand too close. If magnets could attract blood an MRI scan would probably kill you. For comparison, the Earth's magnetic field, which can move a compass needle, is 0.0001 Tesla.

 

Also, a lot of people get MRI scans because they are hurt or sick. How come nobody ever feels better after 45 minutes at 1.5 Tesla??

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From: Aaron Whiting

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Antique Bottles?

Date: 30-01-2005

 

Digger,  My parents just bought a house in southern Utah that was built in 1898, and we found 4 bottles while cleaning out the home (Please see the attached .PDF document). I don't suppose that they are worth much value, but thought you might be able to help verify my guess before I throw them away. I would also like to know any other information that you can give.  Thanks for you help,  Michelle - Salt Lake City, Utah

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From: Pam Burns

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: sipon bottle

Date: 30-01-2005

 

Hello,  we have a siphon/seltzer bottle which is covered in what appears to be a stainless steel mesh and has the markings of Sparklets, LTD Makers, London.  It does not seem to be holding the CO2 when inserted and was wondering the worth of this bottle, along with how to reseal it.  If you could help us, I would appreciate it. Pam Burns Wapakoneta, OH

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From: Lorrene Douglas

To: JAOK20@BOTTLEBOOKS.COM

Subject: Signature Decanters

Date: 30-01-2005

 

My husband recently inherited Jim Bean decanters from his grandfather's estate.   His parents gave them to him because they said they were junk.  The decanters were in his grandfathers family room.  They are now in our family room.  My husband says when he looks up at the bottles he recalls times he spent with his grandfather.   My husband is curious if any of them could be worth anything.  A few samples of the bottles is: Jim Beam 1776 Tiffany Crystal decanter, Las Vegas decanter, Liberty Bell, an old fashion telephone,73 Republician Elephant, etc.  They are all still sealed with the seal.  Thank You, Lorrene Douglas

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From: jim irwin <

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 30-01-2005

 

I found some bottles and a Holloway ointment  jar i also found fellows & co chemists bottle ; Edinburgh symington & co bottle ;  Newcastle on Tyne  castle brand co bottle ; I was just wondering if they are worth any thing .

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From: CONNIE HARRIS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Anheiser Syrup Bottles?

Date: 30-01-2005

Hi, I found your website and thought that you might could offer me some of your wisdom about bottles. I have 2 old bottles that are in the shape of syrup bottles and they have the Anheiser Busch Logo on the bottle. It looks like they had a screw on lid at one time. I cannot find any information about these and just wondered if you had seen anything like this before. If so, can you tell me how old they are and about how much they would be worth? Thanks so much for your time, Connie Harris  1 Photo attached  

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From: April

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 30-01-2005

 

We have found a boxed bottle of John Stumpfs Magic Hoodoo Ant Killer Box is in Good condition, bottle has contents, label, and screw cap still in place. Any idea on rarity or value of this one? says 35cents on it. I can email a  pic if you need it. Thanks, D Ash

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From: wmhogan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jim Beam Decanter, 1973

Date: 30-01-2005

 

Greetings Digger!  Noticed a 'blurp' to you from a RALEX92 22-05-2004 regarding a Jim Beam decanter, 1973, titled, Cocktail Competition. Numbers on bottom of decanter, KY DR B230.  Plan to display the piece in a cocktail lounge and wondering if it might be a collectors item and need to be insured.  Or possibly just devour the contents and let the good times roll?  Seriously, your advice would be greatly appreciated.  Regards,  William C. Hogan 

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From: SHELYN1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle

Date: 30-01-2005

 

Hello Digger.. Hope this site is still up and running as I have found a bottle and would like to know if you have any idea about it. It is about 6 inches tall, has a glass stopper and on the front is a paper label that says Aromatic Cascara, not more that 20% Alcohol. dose: 15 drops to a teaspoon at bedtime. The Label is from an Elk Drug Company C.H Colby, Prop. 331 Riverside Ave. Spokane Wa.  On the bottom of the bottle embossed into the glass it says T.C.W. Co.  U.S.A. 1-M-36 I have gone into the search for the drug company and also the markings and come up empty with all my searches, if you have any information on this bottle I would really appreciate it.. Thank You! Sheryl Henderson

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From: SARAH

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle info

Date: 28-01-2005

 

Hi digger! I have a Belle of Lincoln Jack Daniels bottle. It still has the sticker on the back with the bottling number which is 6 and the initials of the taster and Master distiller written on it. It is a 1.5 liter. Any idea how old it is and what value if any? Thank you for your time.   Sarah

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From: Joseph E. Tierney

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Vegetable extract-jenks

Date: 30-01-2005

 

Hello,  I have a small Jenks Vegetable Extract-embossed, olive color with pontil bottle. I also, have a Barrell's Indian Liniment bottle, American Compound Cocaine Bottle, etc.  Any chance you might know what they would be worth?? 20 years ago I dug a bunch of old bottles out of the ground under a very old..Dr's house in Orchard Park N.Y.  I just found the box I packed away with all these old bottles in it.  I have several types and sizes.  Thanks for your time.  Joe

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From: Ron and Belinda Strickland

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 31-01-2005

 

My husband and best friend found a bottle that has no name no nothing on it. It was pretty dirty, full of dirt so we know that the bottle had been there for several years. After cleaning up the bottle we found on the neck of it wrote 2 & 1/2 oz. We know nothing of this bottle and was just wondering if you could tell me where to go and look at pictures of bottles to see what it might could have been. I also have old coke, Pepsi and some old glass Clorox bottles. where can I go to see the value of these as well. Thank you so much and waiting to hear form you Belinda Strickland

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From: Batcweiss

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Questions on a bottle

Date: 31-01-2005

 

Digger,  Any information on this bottle and cap would be helpful.  The bottle is etched Casey's Best Whiskey. The spring loaded cap is stamped PAT. MAY 22, 1888   Bob Weiss      Attachments:

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From: April

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle identities

Date: 31-01-2005

 

Age value? I have these bottles. The Dr. Thachers has an insert inside as well with instructions for use. It is measured at about 8 " tall the box is 8.50 tall. Box says 60.cents.

Would like to date this if possible. As well as figure out its history/ value. The other bottle I am at a loss for figuring out the date as well. thanks. April Ash

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From: r s <

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle found

Date: 31-01-2005

 

SIr, I live in a 150 year old house. recently after heavy rains a large cache of what appear to be very old bottles was eroded out of a creek bank about 15 feet below ground level. they are brown or pale green in color. the same design the brown bottles have the markings of PO&CO   203 on the bottom there are no markings i can find on the pale green. they are 7 1/2 in tall and about 3 in in diameter, appear to be molded glass (what look like seems on opposit sides) and both have very wide brims at the mouth of the bottle. Any idea if they are antiques or not and if there is any value at all?  Thank You Bradley L. Smith    

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From: MJKAMMERER

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old taylor ceramic jug

Date: 31-01-2005

 

Please tell anything you may know about the old jug. Age & value? I have had it for several years and paid only a few dollars for it. thank you for your time. Moira  Attachments: ygp707D.jpg ygp707E.jpg

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From: Motorfuzzzzz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 31-01-2005

 

I have a fifth of OLD TAYLOR  Kentucky Straight Bourbon . The seal has  not been broken and still in the original box. My farther got it sometime in the  fifty's.

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From: randalt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Age & Value

Date: 31-01-2005

 

I have an old quart Shell Oil bottle w/cap, could you tell me the age and value?

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From: elpablo1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: McLeans bottle question

Date: 01-02-2005

 

Hello,   My brother recently found a bottle with these markings...Dr. J.H.McLeans St. Louis   Tar-Wine-Lung Balm  This is a smaller size bottle, maybe 4 inches tall, light greenish blue in color, with a lot of bubbles in the glass.  The bottom of the bottle has a triangle with B53 embossed and the number 1 to the side of the triangle.  What was the medicine used for?  Do you have an approximate age?  Does the bottle have any value?  Thank you.  Paul Kinyon San ANgelo, TX

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From: r s

To: Digger <jaok20@bottlebooks.com>

Subject: Re: old bottle found

Date: 01-02-2005

 

the square band is the definite bottle mouth type (post 1880?) they are in excellent condition and several have three lines of print that I've washed so far  P.D. & CO. 12 25 any ideas???? thank you for your response not looking to be rick but there kidna cool decorations in an old house...thank you fo responding to my mail.    Brad

 

From: r s

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Monday, January 31, 2005 7:00 PM

Subject: old bottle found

SIr,

I live in a 150 year old house. recently after heavy rains a large cache of what appear to be very old bottles was erroded out of a creek bank about 15 feet below ground level. they are brown or pale green in color. the same design the brown bottles have the markings of PO&CO   203 on the bottom there are no markings i can find on the pale green. they are 7 1/2 in tall and about 3 in in diameter, appear to be molded glass (what look like seems on opposit sides) and both have very wide brims at the mouth of the bottle. Any idea if they are antiques or not and if there is any value at all?  Thank You Bradley L. Smith

Are you sure it is not P D & Co?...check out the articles on bottle basics on my web site Digger

 

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From: robertch999

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ELVIS WINE BOTTLE

Date: 01-02-2005

 

WHAT IS A ALWAYS ELVIS WORTH. 1978 BOXCAR

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From: r s <tinkerbellnturtles

To: Digger <jaok20@bottlebooks.com>

Subject: Re: old bottle found

Date: 01-02-2005

 

have found and cleaned a few more bottles...do you have any idea on a compnay called n herric in leavenworth kansas? have a lot of small medicin bottles of assorted varieties such as couch cure and ache cure....small glass clear about 5 in tall rectangular in shape...also mason jars dates 1858

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From: Glenn Burney <

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old rye bottle

Date: 01-02-2005

 

I have a old rock and rye whiskey bottle it is a one quart and on the bottom are numbers&letters. they are- L764a. and at the top is 942. the bottle is square. with a fluted neck. can you tell me anything about this bottle.? it was found in my grandfathers old trunk. he work for the railroad for 45 years and had this trunk in his old car all the time.    Glenn

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