January 2006 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2006

 From: Kenny Courtenay

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whitehurst Bottle

Date: 01/01/2006 3:57:49 AM

Hi Digger, About 25 years ago, I found a small antique bottle in the mud at a construction site in New Orleans. It is a clear glass bottle, 3. 375" tall X approximately 1. 75" wide X . 75" thick. The word "WHITEHURST" appears in raised letters, running vertically down the front. There is a seam. On the bottom appears the number "578," preceded by a sideways "F. " I'd like to get some information on the bottle's age, what it was used for, and whether or not it has any value. Someone else inquired about a similar bottle on your website on September 19, 2002, but it appears that you did not post an answer to the question. Thanks, Kenny Courtenay Attachment N1: whitehurstBottle1. jpg Attachment N2: WhitehurstBottle2. jpg

This product was popularized around 1927 and quickly became a top seller due to extensive advertising. J. Harrison Whitehurst was the proprietor. I found lists for him as early as 1912.  The brand apparently goes back into the 1800s when it was simply called Forrest's Juniper Tar Compound and was produced by one Mrs. A. L. Whitehurst of Baltimore. Your bottle dates between 1927-1949. They are very common and sell for $2-3.

Digger

Ad circa 1959

Ad circa 1927

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From: Jeffrey Johnson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2005 11:19 PM

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

From: Jeffrey Johnson

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Pratt's Distemper and Pink Eye Cure. . .

Date: 01/01/2006 8:50:57 AM

Thank you for the reply Digger, I know you are a busy man and I really appreciate your time and effort. I was hoping for a higher value, but the bottle is what it is. . . . . sincerely, Jeffrey E Johnson Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com wrote:

Yes it is a vet bottle. The bottle dates to the early 1900s.  Pratt's Roup Remedy for chickens was his best seller and advertised as early as 1908. I have had several of the Cures over the years. Probably $40-$50 range these days. Maybe more. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: John Miller

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 01/01/2006 12:17:55 PM

I've got a Dr. Miles' Alternative Compound bottle with a light salmon label in nearly perfect condition. The Cork is in the bottle and is still full. . . . ok it appears to have less than 1/2 in evaporation and only slight side stain on original cork. This is a clear glass bottle bearing raised glass letters "Dr Miles Medical Co. " with no chips or cracks. My guess is this is an 1885 vintage bottle that has never been opened. Who could I contact for a valuation on this item? John Miller Iowa

Your product is much later than 1885 probably well into the 20th century. Dr. Miles made his fame with his Nervine and his New Heart Cure.  He had a number of other products

which did not do as well.  His concern, the Miles Medical Company, eventually became the well-known Miles Laboratories after his death in 1929. Widespread advertising for his products discontinued about 1912. Bottles with labels and sometimes contents are not that uncommon for his products.  Your bottle being clear is a later, probably machine made bottle which might have been the original Cactus Compound, renamed after the 1906 Food and Drug Act. Value $15-20. Digger

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From: Christopher Blevins

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 01/01/2006 3:00:12 PM

hi, I have a light green bottle 13" that is the shape of a hand holding a gun. no label but very detailed. any ideas what was once in it or how much it is worth? donna blevins-

I guess in the $25-40 range.  Digger

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From: BOUCHERTX

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wicker covered bottles

Date: 01/01/2006 10:37:12 AM

I am fast becoming a junkie for collecting wicker covered bottles. I buy anything that is pleasing to the eye with wicker in good shape. I was wondering how to determine value so I can know how much to pay when I find them. Thanks for your help and great web site! Heather Boucher

Early wicker bottles, demijohns and the like can easily bring over $100.  Many of these were destroyed as people wanted to see what the bottle looked like to determine the age.  You sometimes find the bottom of the wicker cut out.  The value depends upon the age of the bottle, the condition of the wicker, the presence or lack thereof of embossing and the color of the bottle. Pre-Civil War bottles should bring at least $50-75.  Pre-1900 bottles $30-60.  Digger

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From: Bonnie Olive bolive24

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: mineral water bottle

Date: 01/01/2006 4:19:18 PM

I found a clay bottle with an Apollinaris-Brunnen-M-W emblem stamped on one side. It appears to be similar to a bottle mentioned in a letter to which you responded on your site. This bottle is a chalky cream color and bears the inscription No 25. just under the handle which looks to have been pressed on by hand. There is also an imperfection indention that happened before the clay dried. I found this bottle on a rock bar on the Mississippi River. I am very curious about the No 25. The other writer indicated that his bottle had No 28 on it. Any information about this bottle would be appreciated. Bonnie

I get many many questions about this bottle and similar clay bottles.  The bottle themselves are tall thin and stamped with some markings.  Yours is mineral water some contained gin or other alcoholic drinks.  All are imported, many are Dutch or German. they are known in sample sizes as well.  the ad at the right is circa 1889, a good average date for these bottles.  Value is $30-40.

Digger

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From: David Vines david. vines

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Birmingham Distilling company

Date: 01/01/2006 6:41:57 PM

I am trying to find out something about this old picture. Are you familiar with this company? Picture attached. David Vines mail

 

Sometime in the middle of 1887, eight-one companies were absorbed into a whiskey trust called, Distillers' & Cattle-Feeders company, these included among eighty others, the Birmingham Distilling Company of Illinois, principal office in Chicago with stock of $100,000. the trust which was to last 25 years was broken in 1893 when the top five companies pulled out.  the Birmingham company was not one of them. Digger

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There is no way, I can answer all of the questions my readers ask.  But you can get your question answered using Digger's Email Appraisal Service.  Quick answers for a reasonable price.

 

From: Nick Boyd nboyd2telus

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 01/01/2006 6:49:48 PM

digger, I found this bottle in British Columbia, I saw some people have found the same but I could not find any answers. is says Rauleigh's then below it says trade mark, then on the bottom front, bottle made in USA, on the very bottom it has a capital P in a circle then below the number 1, the bottle is 6. 5 inches tall, the seam goes right to the top but not in the middle, kinda from edge to edge, if you have any answers please let me know, Nick

From: rlroyse

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

Subject: Identify Bottle

Date: 01/01/2006 7:23:49 PM

Hello, I was hoping you could help identify this bottle. It is marked on the bottom of the bottle DIN 0. 5L looks like an H going through an N the a Z in a square. I bought this from and elderly German gentleman who said his late wife had collected bottles and steins. He was unsure of the year or if it was from Germany as his wife bought items from not only Germany but England as well. Any information would be appreciated. Attachment N1: BOTTLE 001. jpg Attachment N2: BOTTLE 002. jpg Attachment N3: BOTTLE 003. jpg

 

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From: ROBE3409

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Jos E Seagrams and Sons Bottle

Date: 01/01/2006 3:15:17 PM

Hi. I found a bottle in my yard and am wondering what year it is from. It's a brown bottle with seams on each side to the top. It says 4/5 quart and has the "Federal Law Forbids Resale" verbiage on it. On the bottom, it says 56 and then there is an emblem 46. It also says Jos E Seagrams & Sons Ltd. and Made in USA Canada. It had a cork in it when I found it and the bottle is in great shape except the labels are off of it. Any idea of the year of it? Thanks for you help, Mary.

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From: Jewell Tucker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: IMG_1111

Date: 01/01/2006 9:33:46 PM

Hey Digger, I have this bottle that is either stone or clay. On the bottle is says" Stone bottle B J. Bourneroon Denly Pottery Near?????can't make it out P. &J. Arnold. London England You have been very helpful in the past. It appears that the inscription in this bottle has been stamped. Are you familiar with one?? Any idea of the value?? Thanks again JLT The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments: IMG_1111 Attachment N1: IMG_1111. jpg

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From: Eikceb610cs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 01/01/2006 6:33:00 PM

digger, I have a bottle that has prepared by dr. peter fahrney & sons co. Chicago, ill usa on one side and dr a piotera GOMOZO on the other it's about 12 inchs tall and has pat applied for 4 on the bottom. can you tell me what was in it and what it might be worth.

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From: TanRUt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cool bottle

Date: 01/01/2006 9:08:55 PM

Hi I have acquired a small clear glass bottle covered in a light tannish brown leather on the leather on the front of the bottle it says Drink Old Kentucky Home Club, O. P. S. below that it says It will keep you warm and Cure all ailments the bottle is corked and the cork is also covered in what appears a tannish silk cloth, it appears to bein very good shape and I was just wondering if you could tell me anything about this bottle and its value if any? If you need a picture I will be happy to send. Thank you Tania

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From: WILMER SCHULTZ

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bank Exchange

Date: 01/02/2006 12:21:35 PM

I have a decorative never opened straight bourbon whiskey decanter of the Old Bank Exchange in San Francisco. Does this have any value?

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From: Govaudi Inc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: culden bottle

Date: 01/02/2006 4:04:50 PM

Dear Sir: I found the following link on the internet searching for Culden. I too have found a squatty Culden bottle. Mine says Mustard on the bottom. and Chas Culden on the side. Any info on Culden? Thank you so much. Hilda in Denver.

My mom and I found this clear aqua bottle with the name Charles Culden New York on the bottom. The bottle is five inches tall with a wide mouth. . . a little squatie shaped. . . and is three inches in width at the bottom, with two mold marks and a bubble slash on the side.

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From: Perry Curl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: different neck on bottle

Date: 01/02/2006 6:31:21 PM

I have a H. Clay Glover, New York, amber bottle. I have found information on your site on similar bottles, but this one has a curved neck. Do you have any information on this bottle? Also, which one of your books tells where to look for old bottles? Thanks !!!!! Teresa

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From: ABalz57

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Citrate Magnesia Bottle

Date: 01/02/2006 2:41:19 PM

Hello digger I'm Chris. I was hike woods in Connecticut the other day and I found an old bottle. It says (embossed) Solution at the top and in a rainbow type arch it says citrate. then in an upside down rainbow sort of arch it says Magenesia. After that it reads DOSE - ADULTS ONE HALF TO ONE BOTTLE AS DESIRED CHILDREN IN PROPORTION TO AGE. It's 8 inches tall and clear with no tint. - that symbol is embossed on the bottom of the bottle. It has a lip around where the nect starts to get smaller and no screw top. Would you have any information on how much this may be worth and what time period it may have come from?

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From: Hans Hug

To: JAOK20@BOTTLEBOOKS. COM

Subject: ID & Value?

Date: 01/02/2006 8:25:12 PM

Hi, I found this snappy red bottle while scuba diving in Lake Winnipesauke in N. H. last summer (amongst other cool bottles and crocks). 2 + 3/4" high. It says "Hynson Westcott Dunning" on it embossed on one side, and appears to be machine-made as the seam runs thru the lip. Obviously it still has liquid in it. I believe it is in fact a Mercurochrome bottle from about 1915. Any help with positive ID and approx. value much appreciated! Hans Hug Exeter NH PS-Your site is amazing-what a resource; I have given the address to many friends. Attachment N1: Hynson Westcott Dunning. jpg

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From: Jennifer Taylor

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Framberry Dolfi Bellows and Company

Date: 01/02/2006 9:48:45 PM

I've been trying to find info on this bottle for days and finally came across your site. Any ideas? It seems to be in it's original packaging and is unopened. Framberry Dolfi (Strasbourg France) distributed by Bellows & Company Thanks. Jennifer Attachment N1: DSCF0036. jpg Attachment N2: DSCF0037. jpg

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From: Frank Manzullo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr MM Fenner botrle

Date: 01/02/2006 11:30:45 PM

Have a thin brown medicine bottle with Dr. MM Fenner's Kidney & Back Ache Cure 1872-1898, Peoples Remedies, Fredonia, NY, USA , writings on it. It's in mint condition with only a slight scrape on the lip of the hole and is about 9" tall. I've had it for about 40 years and found it in a dig in a alley . Do I have a bottle of any value? Thanks Frank

DR. M. M. FENNER'S KIDNEY & BACK ACHE CURE AD CIRCA 1904

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From: Terry Calhoun

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ann Arbor Medicine Bottles

Date: 01/03/2006 3:28:23 PM

Digger, In one of the old out-buildings of my 1870s farmhouse, I found an entire case (probably more than 200) of unused medicine bottles (designed for corks). I have looked some over closely and they all have applied tops. Basically, the case had been received but never opened and when I found it, it was falling apart. But I have saved a piece of the wooden shipping box that says on it "Wa-Hoo Remedies" with an address on Lafayette Avenue (but no city or state name, I am guessing Chicago or Detroit), which are both within reasonable distance of Ann Arbor. Two-thirds of them are clear and one-third are brown. From looking around eBay, I get the idea that even though these only have small marks on the base (I don't think they are pontil marks. ) they might be quite valuable as they are completely unusued and in remarkable condition. I know from other bottles I've found out there that whoever lived in the house at the time, which I am guessing was prior to 1900, had a local business called "Drugcraft," which, along with "Ann Arbor" appears on the labels of some of the bottles which are used and still have medications in them. (And I think I saw a big bag of old, unused corks out there, too, which would be cool of they matched the bottles. ) But I cannot find anything out about "Wa-Hoo Remedies" or "Drugcraft" of Ann Arbor on the web. I will take some images tonight and send a couple to you. (The ones I took yesterday did not have a good background and are not easy to look at. )- Terry Calhoun,

MICHIGAN OR TOLEDO CIRCA 1905

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From: ioccoc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottles

Date: 01/03/2006 3:43:56 PM

Digger, I was just reading messages on your website. In the very early 70s when I was about 11 years old I would dig old bottles out of a vacant lot next to my parents house, in Daytona Beach Fl. I found some really great bottles back then, Now the city hall is on that piece of property, I can't imagine they would allow digging, even so I am sure the construction has crushed everything that was there. I am now in my mid forties and my wife likes old bottles. Do you have any idea where or how to find places to dig for old bottles in North West Georgia, I live in Atlanta now and although I have not dug up a bottle in 30+ years I tought my wife might like to find some by digging rather than always getting them of ebay. Sincerely, Curtis Iocco--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: VICTOR MASSA

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle info

Date: 01/03/2006 7:43:46 PM

I have a 10inch clear glass bottle that has the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. around the top of it. The top has three triangle bumps on it. The numbers 324 are on one side of the bottom and 6 or 9 on the other side. There is a triangle with a 1 in the middle. I would appreciate any info you could give me about this bottle. Thank You vjm28opt Vic--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: michael rolseth

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old jim gore

Date: 01/03/2006 5:07:29 PM

I came across an old bottle of old jim gore whiskey full in good shape with the leather bag and every thing in tack. what is this worth and where do I go to sell. or appraised.

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From: Matt Textor

To: raymond Textor

Subject: Re: info about a old jar

Date: 01/03/2006 8:53:30 PM

contact me if you have found any results raymond Textor wrote: hi Digger I have a question about a jar I want to know how much a Gilberds jar would be worth with out the metal clamp on it? thank you Digger sincerely Matt Textor

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From: Williammctigers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 01/03/2006 8:31:08 PM

Hello Digger. I found a bottle that says Dr Prices delicious flavoring extracts and I was wondering what this was. I also found 3 other bottles with no writing on them. Thank you.

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From: Orvie & Karen Jordy whome57computerconnect

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Antique Poison Bottle

Date: 01/04/2006 3:19:53 AM

Hello Digger: I believe that I have found an antique poison bottle. It's oval shaped, amber in color, with a spider web raised design. The bottle is 7 1/4" tall, 4" wide, and 1 3/4" deep. On one side, near the top, there are raised letters which say: NON-REFILLABLE. It also has a spider, with a space for labels above and below the spider (the one below is about one third the size of the one above the spider). In the spider web design, there are two branches of wheat/barley on each side of the spider. The label spaces have rounded, curvy corners and sides. On the opposite side, there are also two spaces for labels: one being near the bottom of the bottle with sharp corners and rectangular; the other has the rounded, curvy corners and sides, and is nearer the top. On the bottom of the bottle there are raised letters which say the following: T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. PAT. PENDING Do you have any idea how old this bottle might be, or how much this bottle might be worth? I'm just curious as I have no intention of selling it. My wife and I enjoy the uniqueness and appearance of it far too much to part with it. Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter. Orvie B. Jordy

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From: RICKY RIGGS lori551

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Can you tell me any history or worth on this bottle?

Date: 01/04/2006 6:49:06 AM

Greetings Digger, I have what I believe to be an old liquor bottle that was given to me by my great Aunt. The family is always making fun of her for being a collector of junk. . . . I just wish for her that this time she would be right in thinking this bottle is valuable. . . Any help would be greatly appreciated. "Aunt Jean" claims the bottle to be very old?? I took it to the local antique shop in our small town, they thought I should seek advice that it could be valuable. Can you help? Attachment N1: bottle height measurement sized. jpg Attachment N2: lip chip sized. jpg Attachment N3: bottle side view sized. jpg Attachment N4: lid bubbles sized. jpg

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From: JETAIMEMARI

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle identification

Date: 01/04/2006 2:19:28 AM

Hello there! I am hoping you can help me to identify a bottle that someone gave to me. I have included pictures of it the rim and the embossing on the bottom. I would like to know anything you can tell me about it. It matches a mirror that I have with the same soldiers on it. Thank You Jean Conant Attachment N1: 100_1204. jpg Attachment N2: 100_1207. jpg Attachment N3: 100_1208. jpg

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From: RICKY RIGGS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: More info on pics I sent I'm a beginner. .

Date: 01/04/2006 7:18:39 AM

Hi Digger, forgot lots of info, the bottle is Aqua marine in color, The lip is approx 1and half inches wide, the bottle is 12 inches in height (with the cork lid and rubberband), the bottle is 6 inches in width, the top is 3 inches in height and I believe it is pontil marked on bottom. Do the bubbles in the lid mean anything? I'm not sure I think the seam in the lid goes over the top but not positive. I can't find any writings on the bottle. Thanks again. Attachment N1: bottle lid 2. jpg Attachment N2: bottle lid 6. jpg Attachment N3: bottle measurements 2. bmp Attachment N4: bottle lid 8. jpg Attachment N5: bottle lid 4. jpg

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From: homerlowe

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Dr. Scalf's Indian River Medicine Bottles

Date: 01/04/2006 1:18:20 PM

Do you have a catalog or current information where one might buy Dr. Scalf's Indian River Medicine Bottles? Phone numbers or e-mail addresses would be helpful. Thanks Homer Burchfield 131 Timberlake Circle Jacksboro , TN

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From: SUSAN FIELDS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Potter's Gold Panner Canadian Whiskey decanter

Date: 01/04/2006 3:56:09 PM

I googled this item and came up with and entry on an ask Digger 2002 page but could not find the actual entry the bottle is ceramic, sculpted collectorís type of a man panning gold can you tell me anything about it? Does it have any value? Thanks!

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From: Barry Schlimme

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I think I have a rare find

Date: 01/04/2006 5:17:28 PM

This jug was made at the Thistle Pottery in Portobello Scotland by A. W. Buchan & Company. I have not been able to find anything like it anywhere. Can you give me an estimate of it's value? Thank you. Barry Schlimme 

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From: robertmjr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have a bottle can you tell me more about it

Date: 01/04/2006 6:23:04 PM

Hi Digger, My father just got this bottle from a friend. the bottle it's self is 181/2 inchs tall and it has a stand that comes along with it. It looks very old. . It says Hudson's Bay Company Exporters, Endinburch Scotland. It also says Fereral law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle. My dads friend's kids ripped off the labels. . There are little pieces and it says Illinois- Series W . Well here are some pics. . I don't know if they will help but it's a cool bottle. Please let us know. . Thank-you, Sincerly, Ashlei Lambert Attachment N1: MVC-001F. jpg Attachment N2: MVC-002F. jpg Attachment N3: MVC-003F. jpg Attachment N4: MVC-004F. jpg Attachment N5: MVC-005F. jpg Attachment N6: MVC-006F. jpg Attachment N7: MVC-007F. jpg Attachment N8: MVC-008F. jpg

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From: Lisa Burns ladadusadatanet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hi

Date: 01/04/2006 7:33:29 PM

my mom has a lejon california brandy bottle full still bicentenail bottle 1776-1976 shaped like the liberty bell. she was wondering if its worth any money

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From: Lorac4u

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 01/04/2006 4:25:08 PM

hi im looking for info on a shell motor oil glass bottle. its 16 inches high and has a arrow pointing up the neck to a line that says one imperial quart. the bottom(underside)says DESIGN RBC' o or d . bottom front side says garranteed delivery. the lid is vented and made of wood with a cork center(like a wine bottle cork) any info or site to find out more would be greatly apprecited. . . thank you in advanced. . . gord

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From: Michael & Paula Frease mpfrease

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 01/04/2006 10:07:08 PM

Yesterday I found a blue bottle in an old dump in the Colorado mountains. It is round, 6 inches in height, lipped and has KEASBEY & MATTISON Co, Ambler, PA written all around the bottle 4 inches above the base of the bottle. The bottle is a medium blue, not light in color or cobalt. Do you know anything about a bottle of this type? Thank you very much! Paula Frease--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: TSkidmore agentremplastikpants

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: E. G. Booz's Old Cabin Whiskey Bottle

Date: 01/04/2006 10:13:48 PM

Hi, I just listed on ebay one of E. G. Booz's bottles. I found your site thru Google while doing some research. Thanks for all the info you have posted. I believe I have an original as per the notes you've collected. Any ideas what it's worth? Thanks for your time and efforts. Here's a link to my auction so you can see pictures. // travis http://cgi. ebay/ws/eBayISAPI. dll? ViewItem&item=6242121218&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: TCntrygal

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old log cabin whiskey bottle

Date: 01/04/2006 5:44:51 PM

Below is an e-mail you received from another bottle collector. I have the same bottle except my bottle still has some of the label on the front and back. . . The back label reads Distillery and bonded warehouses of distillers corporation limited Montreal Canada and then it goes on and says a little about the history of the whiskey and at the bottom of the label it says caution and tells you about the bottle. And going across the back label in big green letters it reads WHEN EMPTY BREAK BOTTLE TO PREVENT REFILLING I would like to know if you think I have the bottle from 1927 or 1979 and could you please tell me what it may be worth. . . Thank You, Jason I have a clear whiskey bottle that I would like information including value if possible. It is 7&5/8 inches tall with side seams running all the way to the top. It is embossed on both sides and front and back. On the front it is embossed with a log cabin and the words "old log cabin bourbon whiskey and a square that measures 3 inches by 2&1/2 inches that appears once had a label. On the back is a log cabin and tree and a square that measures 3&1/4 inches by 4 inches. This square contains the words bourbon whiskey. On both sides there is a tree that runs from the bottom of the bottle to the beginning of the neck. On the bottom there is either a six on nine and a triangle that contains what appears to be a "c". There is a scratch on the bottom and otherwise excellent shape. I have no top for the bottle. I have seen one other like it several years ago at a museum in Nebraska but was unable to inquire about in. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Danny Attachment N1: Untitled. jpg Attachment N2: Untitled. jpg

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From: curtis snider

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 01/05/2006 12:35:45 AM

Hi dig,another question here. I purchased some motor oil bottles recently at auction. 8 of them in a carrier. The steel tops are authentic for sure but the bottles do not seem to be right. All the markings and the physical size are correct. The state certification marks are even correct. Here is the problem. First there is virtually no wear on them. No rack wear and no chips on the mouths. Strange. But the real problem is the marks on the bottom. They were made at the Owens Ill glass plant in Alton Ill where I happen to live. They have the O I mark. The number to the left on every bottle is 7,meaning Alton. However the date marks,to the right are spooky. I have 8,0. 3,4,9 and 7. What was the last year they made glass oil bottles? As you can see the date numbers do not seem to be right for the newer OI mark and the supposed dates of the bottles. Did OI ever make reproductions? Any help would be appreciated.

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From: Rob Amos rsamosiprimus. au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: More info from Warrnambool Australia

Date: 01/05/2006 5:57:29 AM

Hi again, Sorry more info regarding previous email. The bottle is approx 8" high and 3" wide at its widest point. Is it worth anything do you think / I can send another photo of the mouth of bottle and glass stopper if you would like. Cheers Mate !!

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From: Rob Amos rsamosiprimus. au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old bottle from Australia

Date: 01/05/2006 5:51:49 AM

Hi, Hope you can help me a little here although there isn't much to go on. This bottle has no markings as in manufacturers mark etc. It has like a mother of pearl effect which perhaps been painted on as it is deteriorating. I found this bottle about 6' underground and was in tact with stopper and all I have attached a couple of photos. One is the pit where I found it and one is of bottle and stopper ok Thanks for your time Regards Rob Attachment N1: PIC_0011. jpg Attachment N2: PIC_0006. jpg

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From: Diana McCafferty dmccaffertytelseyandpuma

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 01/05/2006 10:03:47 AM

I am trying to locate milk bottles from Jersey Queen Dairy in Phil, PA, 1920-1960's. Any ideas?

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From: Yvonne S Landers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coke bottle

Date: 01/05/2006 12:05:39 PM

Dear Digger, My husband works construction or earth moving as he calls it. While working before Christmas on a job site in Greenville Sc he dug up a bottle. It has center circular script on it with verner springs water co greenville sc registered. at the neck it has coca cola trademark. It states at the bottom min conts 6 fl. oz. this bottle not to be sold and must be returned. On the heel is has 37 lcw 2 on it. It is a thin and long bottle (picture attached). It is aqua in color. Can you tell me how much this bottle is worth? Thanks. Yvonne Yvonne S. Landers

I found one listing for Verner Springs in Greenville for 1922. 

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From: holly negrete onewolf1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: older beer or soda pop bottle

Date: 12/25/2005 2:12:00 PM

My husband found a clear bottle that says One Tall with a picture of a tall man in a suit with a top hat and holding a long cane. We dont know if it's a beer or a soda bottle, but it looks like a pop bottle. On the bottom it says Reg. u. s. pat. off Contents 7. 5 flu. ozs. on very bottom of the bottle it says Omaha, Neb 30 E. Can you tell us anything about this bottle, year, company who made this, value. We have asked two pop companies if they have ever heard of this bottle and neither have. one of them have been doing pop business for over 40 years. Thank you . holly negrete onewolf1

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From: Steven Hall shall002twcny

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Tax Stamp New York State

Date: 01/05/2006 2:17:42 PM

Would you please tell me when New York State stopped using Tax Stamps on Whiskey Bottles. Thank you for your time and consideration. Steven

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From: djh1 djh1zoominternet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 01/05/2006 2:29:00 PM

I found and old bottle in woods and was wondering if you had info on it. sheehan's canada malt whiskey utica ny 8 inches tall and it has fancysh emblem in center Thank You Don

Company was in business in 1915.  other than that not much. Digger

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From: NORM WHITEMAN normlu68

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: service station oil bottle

Date: 01/05/2006 2:46:27 PM

Dear Sir, I have a Presto Supreme Mason, regular mouth opening quart jar. It was used in garages in the early 20"s and 30"s. It has a funnel lid that says The Masters Mfg. Co. Utchfield Illinois Patd. Sept. 14, 1926 with a cork gasket. It is in excellent condition. Can you tell me what is is worth. It is not for sale it was my Grandfather's. There is a small symbol on the bottom of the jar with the numbers 17, 14, and 7. The 14 being located below the symbol. Norm Whiteman, Business Representative Sheet Metal Workers' Intl. Assoc. Local Union 68

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From: JhnTread

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 01/05/2006 2:06:44 PM

I have a rear find I think. It is a clear glass elephant Jar. It is about 4 to 41/2 Inches in size. The lid goes on the bottom. One side of the elephant says Jumbo and the other side says peanut butter. Please if you have any info on this jar let know Sincerely, John

 

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From: Carolfaulk8

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Value

Date: 01/05/2006 2:26:27 PM

Recently I discovered an empty glass bottle marked as follows: Groves Tasteless Chill Tonic Prepared by Paris Medicine Co. St. Louis. The bottle is aqua in color and in excellent condition. I am trying to find out if the bottle is worth anything. Can you assist? Thanks

Ad Circa 1900

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From: Ray Emery

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 01/05/2006 8:21:15 PM

Hi Digger I have a bottle of Schenley O. F. C. was bottled in 1973 aged 8 years unopened is it too old to drink or is it worth too much to open?

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From: TX4896

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 01/05/2006 4:46:27 PM

Digger, I have found a bottle in a creek wall ,it is clear in color, with the marking of "ONE GALLON" on it, it has a rounded top & handle. It has the anchor hocking symbol. There ia a numbers "817". I have researched the internet & have not found any bottles like this. It could be possibly a cider or vinegar bottle. I would appreciate any information on this bottle and if it has any value. Tina Steele Oenaville TX

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From: bonita petersen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: please help

Date: 01/05/2006 11:11:28 PM

hi we found a big chief bottle bottle patd. dec29 1928, has what looks like a diamond with circle around it #20 on left and 48 on right side no numbers on top of bottom. has raised indian head on front and back. any ideas???

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From: FJOQ

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: clay bottle from ships rations?

Date: 01/05/2006 7:04:16 PM

I was wondering if you'd seen anything like these? Thanks, Frank Querzoli Attachment N1: clay1a. jpg Attachment N2: clay1%20lable. jpg Attachment N3: clay1%20lable2. jpg

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From: tracey galvin smurfy111xtra. co. nz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: torpedo marble bottle

Date: 01/06/2006 3:47:16 AM

Hi Digger. My Uncle dug up a torpedo bottle approx 20 years ago in Wellington NZ. It still has the marble inside. It is clear, but a bit cloudy as it had been in salt water. Marked on it is 'Codds Patent 4 London SE'. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks. Tracey.

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From: Dianne yee_haa_

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle found in ocean

Date: 01/06/2006 5:30:57 AM

Hello, My brother found a bottle in a dragnet, in the middle of the ocean. it is made from clay, it is brown in colour with coral formed on it, it is round in shape and has the same top as the bottles made when king george was around. the writing isnt printed, but is engraved, on the top it has josiah russell engraved and at the bottom it has a stamp engraved which says bourne 2 henry. we would apperciate if you could reply as to the history of the bottle and the value. Thank you for your time, Dianne

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From: Marco Ciroi tardistele2. it

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: from Marco- Italy

Date: 01/06/2006 9:41:43 AM

Hi, my name is Marco. I live in Italy. I have here two bottles of "Overholt 1810" Rye Whiskey (see on bottom). Can you please let me know date of production of these bottles? This is really a fantastic rye! Thanks! Ciao, Marco Ciroi

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From: Arlene Schulz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hi Digger, here's a bottle mystery for you from Wellesley Massachusetts

Date: 01/06/2006 12:12:48 PM

Hello Digger, I've been looking around online for someone that I can ask about these glass bottles(!?). They were in a collection with some old UK Codd bottles. They are aqua green, with small bubbles in the glass. They don't have any sharp edges at all. The smaller one has a deep pontil on the bottom and the bigger one seems to have a seam across the bottom. The bigger one is 6. 5" high with a 4" diameter. The small one is 4. 25" high with a 4" diameter. Please let me know anything, I haven't a clue. Many thanks! Arlene Schulz

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From: lori nickel foodielori

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pyrox Insecticide

Date: 01/06/2006 3:56:00 PM

I recently received one of these ceramic jugs and did a search and your questions to Digger came up. Did you find out any info on this company and/or can you give me any place to get the info. from? Thank you so much. Lori Nickel lori nickel foodielori EarthLink Revolves Around You.

It was an insecticide advertised 1907-1918 for use around the farm and garden. It was used in garden and on fruit trees.

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From: Robert Statler statlerzone

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re; Old Glass Alhambra National Water Bottle

Date: 01/06/2006 5:56:00 PM

Hi, I have found on old glass 1/2 gallon Alhambra National Water bottle. Do they still use glass bottles for the water? If not, when did they stop using glass? Thanks, Carolyn

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From: The Burtons burtons31981

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: The Grenadiers collection

Date: 01/06/2006 6:45:43 PM

A friend of mine has a collection of bottles from the Grenadier Spirits Co. ranging from May 1969-April 1970. The first 6 are of Napoleon and His Imperial General Staff: Napoleon, Lassal, Ney, Eugene, Lannes, and Murat. The next 6 are Early American Colonials: 2nd Maryland 1777, Continental Marines 1779, Baylor's 3rd Continental 1778, 3rd New York 1775, 1st Pennsylvania 1775, and 18th Continental 1778. This is a complete set for one year. Could you please give me an idea of this collection's worth and where I may be able to sell it for him? Thank you, Buck burtons31981

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From: Tykitty420

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Just a question. . . . .

Date: 01/06/2006 1:56:38 PM

I have an old bottle of Pinch whisky and was wondering how much it was worth. It is Pinch, twelve years old, 86 proof, old blended scotch whisky. It is a product of Scotland and has 375 ml. Thank you for your time.

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From: Sam

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Richard Hudnut

Date: 01/07/2006 3:17:28 AM

The bottle I have is approximately 5 inches tall embossed with a fleur-de-lis below which is embossed "Richard Hudnut New York; beneath the New York are three fleur-de-lis. It's beginning to turn lavender. Can you tell me the approximate production date? Thank you. Sue Chapman

Richard Hudnut took over his father's store in 1889 in New York City. In 1894 he was pushing obesity pills. By the end of the 1890s he had found his niche and was advertising thriteen different fragrances of perfume.

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From: Leo W. Barter JR

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Coke Bottle

Date: 01/07/2006 5:17:27 AM

Hi There bottle digger, I was wondering if you would have any info and how much on this Coca - Cola bottle from Mass and looks like it has an elk on it could you help could you e-mail me at leojr71 This is the 3 time I e-mailed you and no response, please e-mail me thanks for your time I know your busy, Leo Barter Jr Attachment N1: coke5. jpg Attachment N2: Nov05_12. jpg

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From: Richard & Lorraine Gilmore

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Masons Beer Extracts Crock

Date: 01/07/2006 10:41:53 AM

Could you please tell me the age, history and value of the crock pictured below? It is beige in color with smooth finish It is 9" wide handle to handle 12" high bottom to top pull Wood spout w/cork Excellent condition no chips, cracks, and spout in excellent condition, Bottom of crock says Made in England Writing on front is: Mason's Beer Extracts Butler Breed & Co. Boston Mass Turn water into Delightful Non-Intoxicating Beer See picture below, Thanks, Lorraine P1010013. jpg Attachment N1: P1010013. jpg

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From: JC

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Olympia and Schlitz quart beer bottles

Date: 01/03/2006 6:22:32 PM

Hi Digger, I have an old Olympia qt. beer bottle 4602-C8 copyright 1933 do you know if it is worth anything? I also have a qt Schlitz bottle with beer in it with 30 on the bottom and has guest bottle on the label. A bottle with monarch wine co. and manischevitz Brooklyn NY. and 5 numbers, it is a decanter bottle clear. I also have 2 full bottles of hires root beer 7802-c patient 9983. and a Mcgill Canadian whiskey bottle blue with KYORD 230. Do you have any idea if these are worth anything? Thank you for your help, Jana--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: kurt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ELVIS beam collection

Date: 01/07/2006 2:36:53 PM

Hello My name is kurt and I live in Iowa. My mom and dad have the complete Elvis beam bottle collection. When the first gold one came out I remember they had a drawing at the liquor store for who wanted to buy it my dad got he drawing and after that bought every one after the big ones and the little ones still in boxes. Are these things worth anything these days? Just wondering. Let me know thanks kurt

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From: Rhonda Thompaon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 01/07/2006 6:41:11 PM

I have a Nov 15 1915 coke bottle in great shape. Could you tell me how much it is worth. On the bottom it tells me it was made in Atlanta Ga Rhonda

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From: carolina larrain

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: About my round bottom bottle

Date: 01/07/2006 8:09:00 PM

Digger, I wonder if you can help me to find out how old and where from is this bottle my mother gave me some years ago. It has no logos or brands at all, but towards the bottom has this symbol which looks like an "S" or so. Its color is clear, lightly green, and it is 9,5 inches (including 1 inch of the crown top). At the bottom has a number, 1334. That is all I have, so here you are some photos. Thank you and great site! Carolina Attachment N1: bottle. jpg Attachment N2: Detail_1. jpg Attachment N3: Detail_2. jpg

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From: Cathy Garlesky

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Clear glass bottle with ceramic stopper

Date: 01/07/2006 9:06:48 PM

Hi, I just visited the website and had to ask if you could help me identify this bottle, maker and age. It is 9 inches tall and 2. 5 inches in diameter. It is clear glass and had REGISTERED across the middle and 14 FL. OZ. at the bottom. It has a rusted bail and a ceramic stopper. Also, can you give me an approximate value? Thanks, Cathy

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From: Cathy Garlesky

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Clear glass bottle with ceramic stopper

Date: 01/07/2006 9:13:59 PM

Hi, I just visited the website and had to ask if you could help me identify this bottle, maker and age. It is 9 inches tall and 2. 5 inches in diameter. It is clear glass and had REGISTERED across the middle and 14 FL. OZ. at the bottom. It has a rusted bail and a ceramic stopper. Also, can you give me an approximate value? Thanks, Cathy Attachment N1: HPIM0129. jpg

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From: Klr10368

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sicilian Gold Eva Sud Pieta

Date: 01/07/2006 5:42:34 PM

Dear Digger: I have a Pieta of Mary and Jesus that is Sicilian Gold. Could you tell me if this is worth any anything. The decanter is empty. Thanks for your assistance. Regards, Lynn Manske

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From: Robert Cain

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Geo. H. Weyer, Inc

Date: 01/08/2006 12:36:50 AM

You had a question about Geo. H. Weyer, Inc. . worked for the company from 1969 to 1979. They were still in business until 1982. They are no longer in business. Their manufacturing was handled under the name Affiliated Laboratories, They also manufactured Three Roses beauty products. I believe they sold the brand names and formulas in the late 70's. All of there graphics were very art deco. The company was in business for over one hundred years.

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From: anita Derenick a. .

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found bottles

Date: 01/08/2006 7:06:50 AM

Digger; My husband is a heavy equipment operator, with the unique ability to "feel" objects before they are uncovered. In the past 4 years he has "found" many bottles that are unique in color, size or volume, many are not marked at all, nothing on the bottom, tops or sides. Some appear to be apothocary bottles, how do we determine the age and purpose of these items? They are conversation pieces and we have no intent of selling, but incidental collectors are we. Any resource or information you can give will be appreciated. (I couldn't determine which of your books would help. ) Mrs. E. A. Derenick Signal Mountain TN

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From: POLLYPCAT

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Antique spiritus Frumenti

Date: 01/08/2006 7:37:32 AM

Hi Digger. I have a question about a bottle of antique spiritus frumenti 100 proof from the spring of 1915. Is this bottle worth anything? We have had it for a long time and I was just wondering. The label on the front is almost all rubbed off but you can still read what it says. At the bottom of the bottle it has a tag that says aged in wood and on the back the label still looks pretty good accepts for a small piece of the left corner is missing. This label is still completely readable. Thank you for your time. .

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From: James Hayward

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 01/08/2006 9:32:24 PM

We have a bottle with "Codd's Patent 4 Makers Rylands & Codd Barnsley" on one side, and, on the other side of the bottle a big star with the number "No 1" in it. It is green, we think teal green. It has an applied top, we think sloped shoulder. Can you give us any information about this bottle, and maybe appraise it? We would be very grateful for any help. James Hayward and Mike York

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From: Moonwolf767

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD DEWARS BOTTLE  QUESTION

Date: 01/08/2006 5:59:46 PM

Hello, Thank you for taking your time, I just came accross an old dewars bottle that has a raised globe on the inside bottom of the bottle that has a swinging dancing scotish lady inside. The bottom of the bottle has a turn key music box. and it plays music while the lass dances. Any inforamtion on age? value? rarity? Would be GREATLY APPRECIATED! I can email photos if you would like. Thank you again for your time, Tim Balawender Sr. _moonwolf767_ (mail

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From: michaellspear

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Louis XIII Serial Numbers

Date: 01/09/2006 8:54:25 AM

Hi Digger, Can you tell me where I can find the serial numbers by dates for Louis XIII Cognac? Thanks Mike--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: heather safrit

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Blue Bell of Scotland

Date: 01/09/2006 9:04:28 AM

Digger, I acquired a Spey Royal Decanter from my great grandfather. It is approximately 16" tall with a wind-up Scottish dancer, which still works, in the bottom. The bottle is full with the labels and seals in great condition. Glen Spey Ltd, Clermout Ky, 12 yr. 86 proof 4/5 Quart title Blue Bell of Scotland. Can you tell me the value? Many thanks, Heather

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From: Gary Ganzer bul2000

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Haig & Haig

Date: 01/09/2006 11:08:08 AM

Hi , I have an unopened bottle in the original box of Haig & Haig from I think 1955 or older , it has been in my grandmothers closet since that approximate time , what is the value of this bottle of liquor in the original box . thanks Gary --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Amy Bryant amy.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old green bottle

Date: 01/09/2006 12:09:00 PM

Digger, Hi, I have an old clear green color glass - jug/bottle. It is 10 3/4" tall, 18 1/2" around, the top gets very slender- about 3" & the top is 1 1/2" across. It has an aluminum metal cap that is fastened together (2 pieces) for pouring with out having to take the top off. It holds 1/2 gallon. It is smooth glass with 5 indented lines going down the length of the bottle/jug. 'Duraglas' is written near the bottom of the front & back. It has DES PAT. 92828 across the bottom, under that is an oval with a diamond shape over it & surrounding this mark is 7 to the left, 5 to the right & either an s or 5 on the top. I'd really appreciate any information that you can give me and especially if it is worth anything. Thanks! Amy Bryant Frisco, Texas--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Michelle Slaughter -consultants

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle books question

Date: 01/09/2006 5:07:46 PM

Hello, I am a historic archaeologist and am interested in possibly ordering some of your books as reference materials for my work. I am wondering if dates are included in the books. The fact that you have so many photos in your books is FANTASTIC for someone like myself, but dates are the key since old bottles can be great diagnostic artifacts at historic sites. Thanks!-Michelle Michelle Slaughter Archaeologist RMC Consultants, Inc.

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From: TSkidmore

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: E. G. Booz's Old Cabin Whiskey Bottle

Date: 01/09/2006 5:24:50 PM

Thanks for your help! On Jan 9, 2006, at 5:04 PM, Digger wrote: If so at least $700 and probably more. Clevenger repros can be hard to distinguish. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: "TSkidmore"

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 10:13 PM

 

Subject: E. G. Booz's Old Cabin Whiskey Bottle Hi, I just listed on ebay one of E. G. Booz's bottles. I found your site thru Google while doing some research. Thanks for all the info you have posted. I believe I have an original as per the notes you've collected. Any ideas what it's worth? Thanks for your time and efforts. Here's a link to my auction so you can see pictures. // travis http://cgi. ebay/ws/eBayISAPI. dll? ViewItem&item=6242121218&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

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From: Mary Lee Fletcher

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Quaker

Date: 01/09/2006 6:19:20 PM

Hi My neice bought a house recently in New Albany Indiana. In the basement she found several Old Quaker Bourbon pint bottles. They look pretty old. She is trying to find out if they are worth anything but doesn't know where to take them. They have an Indiana tax stamp on them. Do you know where she could have them looked at? Thank you Mary Fletcher Mary Lee Fletcher fletcherml EarthLink Revolves Around You.

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From: dragonlady

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: helping a friend with an old bottle

Date: 01/09/2006 6:53:47 PM

Hello jaok20, My name is tonya and I am trying to help an older friend that doesnt know anything about computers find out something about this bottle he has and I thought maybe you could help or send us in the right direction. my friend believes that he has found and epsom salt bottle from the 1880's or in that era. he says it has a dial on the top to tell you when your next dosage is , it is blue and square, and there is also a thing inside to measure the proper dosage. that is all I can remember for now . if you think you know what we can do I would so much appreciate it. I know nothing about stuff like this and he knows nothing about computers like I said . so if you cant help us thank you anyway for your time , and sorry to have bothered you . sincerely, tonya

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From: Farrarrentals1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: AAA ROOT BEER

Date: 01/09/2006 2:52:30 PM

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From: r. crews665

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: A S Hinds Co bottle

Date: 01/09/2006 8:40:27 PM

I found this bottle while working in Downtown Charleston, SC and was wondering if you could tell me any information on it. The bottle is clear in color, 4" tall, would have at one time had a screw on cap, it has "Hinds honey and almond Cream as the title on one side then under that it has A S Hinds Co Bloomfeild N. J. U. S. A. , and on the bottem of the bottle it has A S Hinds Co IC4-1A H 19. Also while I was working down there I've found other bottles but they have no markings, so how do find out information on those? Please e-mail me back, if possible. Thank you for any help or imformation. R. CREWS

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From: Rhonda Hidy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 01/09/2006 9:25:51 PM

quaker rootbeer bottle 001 quaker rootbeer bottle 002 quaker rootbeer bottle 003 quaker rootbeer bottle 004 quaker rootbeer bottle 005 quaker rootbeer bottle 007 quaker rootbeer bottle 009 Hello- I was wondering if you could tell me how much this bottle is worth. It's an 1866 Quaker Root Beer bottle. The label is a little worn , but very ledgable. It has a cork top. It was made in South Bend Indiana Hi Hat Beverage Co. The telephone # on the bottle is 34777. Please let me know if you need more info. Thank you for your time - Rhonda Hidy

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From: HarpoZoo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Odd bottle?

Date: 01/09/2006 5:49:20 PM

Hi Digger, I have found your site extremely useful, and tried very hard to solve my own questions. I cannot find this bottle anywhere on your site or elsewhere. I'd be happy to let you use it as an example, but would love some information about it. Anything and everything about it, age, rarity, history, price. All clear glass, thick, looking through it, anything behind it is warped. Bottom has molded diamond shaped or flame looking impressions on both sides. There are molded seams on both the front and back, that run all the way up to the spout. The handle appears applied when piece was hot, and not afterwards. The bottle ranges between 9-1/2 inches high ( lower spout, to 10-1/2 inches at front of spout. The handle is 1-1/2 wide from bottle. Everything is smooth, no rough edges. Bottom is 4" in Diam top is 3/4" in diam ( inside spout) Spout has a molded lip for pouring. There's slight dried fluids at the bottom inside edges, but could easily be removed. The bottom of the bottle has the federal warning " Federal Law Forbids sale or re-use of this bottle" Numbers inside circle read: L 9517 D-126 58 84 circled I Thanks for the help Barbara

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From: Michelle Slaughter -

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: bottle books question

Date: 01/10/2006 10:41:48 AM

Thanks so much for the information! -Michelle-----Original Message-----

From: Digger [mail

To:jaok20@bottlebooks. com] Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 6:21 PM

 

To: Michelle Slaughter

Subject: Re: bottle books question Michelle, the best books for that kind of research are 1) Pontil Medicine Encyclopedia - referenced by thousands of newspaper, directory and other advertising tied to date ranges between 1790-1865. 2) Indian bottle and Brands. . contains historical background on hundreds of companies the related products. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger----- Original Message -----

From: Michelle Slaughter: -

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 5:07 PM

 

Subject: bottle books question Hello, I am a historic archaeologist and am interested in possibly ordering some of your books as reference materials for my work. I am wondering if dates are included in the books. The fact that you have so many photos in your books is FANTASTIC for someone like myself, but dates are the key since old bottles can be great diagnostic artifacts at historic sites. Thanks! -Michelle Michelle Slaughter Archaeologist RMC Consultants, Inc.

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From: Martin Cordery martin07

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old coke bottle

Date: 01/10/2006 4:23:20 PM

hi digger, I found a coca cola bottle lt blue in color double glass with this raised letter pensacola fla on the botton and raised lettering that wraps completely around the bottled " Coca Cola trade mark registered , bottle pat Q dec 25 1923 min contents 6-fl ozs "I was wondering if you can tell me anything on this and what it might be worth I found it on my job site in Valpariso Fl. thank you andrea

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From: Doares, Robert RDoarescwf

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Haviland Drug Companies

Date: 01/10/2006 4:31:41 PM

Hi, Do you happen to have any medicine bottles from any of the Haviland Drug Companies of Charleston, Mobile , or Augusta? You had an inquiry in May 2002 from a man named Bill Baab, who collected Augusta bottles and owned a Haviland piece. Can you give me contact info for him? It's probably too long ago, but if you can help me, thanks. Bob Doares Williamsburg, VA

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From: Marland&Lois

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: FLASK QUESTION

Date: 01/10/2006 6:38:34 PM

I have an older friend (82) who has a clear glass flask made by Philadephia Glass Works. On one side is embossed the bust of George Washington. On the other is a federal eagle. Below the eagle are the large letters T-W-D. Any idea what the letters TWD refer to, and/or how old this piece is? Thanks very much. My friend is in a care home, and has Alzheimers and Parkinson's Disease. Marland Howard Vancouver, WA

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From: McRAMBO

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 2nd time around

Date: 01/10/2006 7:15:56 PM

Hey digger, I sent you a question about a year and a half ago about a bottle I found within a wall of a house I bought. it was well preserved. it is made of stone with a brownish glaze. on the bottom its like a sand color. its 9 inches tall. its heavy for its size. its stamped with the letters J LAKE impressed like it was branded. I have been researching this for about 2 years now and the only time I came close was when I saw a blue j lake bottle on ebay. IM from the Albany new York area and I have been to the ballston spa bottle meuseum as well as the schaticoke antique show which is quite large. since then I have been to so many places im starting to lose it, especially when I was pulling down the old barn in the back yard and out popped allot more well preserved bottles and yet another j Lake bottle the same. the others are a michlers herb bitters amber bottle and a old london dock gin bottle (olive) no. 19. I also have a thick black glass bottle that looks like a cross between a beer bottle and a miniature wine bottle. it has the seam around the neck and one running down the side from the neck. im not new to collecting antiques and I was upset when the barn was being pulled over only to find a bunch of black glass splintering apart upon impact. I managed to salvage the ones I have now. all of these bottles were preserved inside of hand hewn studded walls. The mishlers herb bitters bottle as well as one of the j lake bottles looks like it was made just yesterday. they sparkle. I have no clue about J LAKE and I have punched in everything I could possibly arrange in words to get info online but once again ZILCH. could you guide me in any direction to a stonware j lake bottle. thanx Mark- new york

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From: Christine Hones thones

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: New Jersey Bottling Company

Date: 01/11/2006 12:44:24 AM

Hi, My brother dug up a very thick clear glass bottle that has "NEW JERSEY BOTTLING CO. 524 LIBERTY ST. CAMDEN, N. J. 8 FLUID OZ. THIS BOTTLE NOT TO BE SOLD REGISTERED" It is 8 1/2 inches tall and the bottle is beveled all around. There are seams on each side that run from top lip to bottom and then there is a seam that circles bottom of bottle. The bottom is very thick and is indented. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Tina Hones

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From: jhgibson jhgibson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gin Decanter

Date: 01/11/2006 1:30:33 AM

I have a gin decanter that looks like a safari man. When you take his hat off is where you pour the liquor out. The bottom has a number stamped on it and the word Alberta. I would appreciate it if you could tell me if is of any value. Thanks in advance. My name is Joan and my e-mail address is jhgibson Attachment N1: wednesdayheader. gif Attachment N2: wednesdayfooter. gif Attachment N3: flowerbg. gif

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From: Sheri V budskeepr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle Question

Date: 01/11/2006 7:26:26 AM

Help! I've been trying to get information on an old bottle I bought in an auction while living in Englnd. The bottle is green, square and has a swastika symbol embedded on the bottle. I have no idea how old the bottle is or why there is a swastika embedded in the bottom of the bottle. can you provide information on this or point me in the right direction to find the answer? thanks

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From: Thsxgr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: contents

Date: 01/11/2006 4:27:40 AM

I have acquired an old refillable type medicine bottle that was buried under three feet of dirt in a cellar. It still has a cork stopper in it and is still mostly full of a clear liquid. My question is; how do I go about finding out the nature of its contents, without having somebody confiscate it from me? I think it may contain laudualum. Thank-you for any response.

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From: Mike Kuhnert mkuhnerttfs. tamu

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BRown bottle

Date: 01/11/2006 10:40:18 AM

I am a wild land fire fighter. The other day when I was putting in a fire line I push up a Brown jug. It is about 10 inches tall, and has " This Is It engraved in it. It still hase part of the cork in it. I found it in East texas. What can you tall me about it. Mike Kuhnert Texas Forest Service Mkuhnerttfs. tamu Attachment N1: 02. jpg

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From: RLANTEQS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: John Wayne Bourbon Whiskey

Date: 01/11/2006 5:47:06 AM

Hi I have a John Wayne Kentucky Straight Boubon Whiskey Bust has bottle. I think it dates 1970s Could you give me any info on this item . . . info price anything. Thank you in advance. Tina Fishel Red Lion Antique Center--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: clayton eastwood clayeastawesomenet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whisky bottle

Date: 01/11/2006 12:13:05 PM

digger,found whisky bottle 101/4 tall,has walkers kilmarnock whisky on bottom and 2332 and a x ,can you tell me anything about it,is it worth anything?thanks

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From: davitanb.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 01/11/2006 2:30:22 PM

i have a terris ginger beeer bottle and was wondering about the value of the bottle. p. s hope to hear from you soon.

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From: SLAMIEZZZZ

To: SLAMIEZZZZ

Subject: long time no questions. . haha

Date: 01/11/2006 12:23:23 PM

Hey whats up guy. . 2 questions this green bottle has no embossing but I think its a sort of ale, it was at the bottom of the big pit we dug, its a iron pontil its thick and crude, what date do you think it might be?i was thinkin 50s?. . second question I was lookin through some stuff I didnt clean yet & came across this (milk bottle looking thing) I remember reading that milk bottles statred production in 1878 or some where around there , could this be a old old milk bottle? or mabey a beaker of some sort?it has the shape of a milk bottle kinda, its crude kinda cool looking. Thanks Rick* Attachment N1: green%20porter. jpg Attachment N2: milk%20bottle. jpg Attachment N3: milk%20bottle%202. jpg Attachment N4: milk%20bottle%203. jpg

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From: MARIA BERNAL mbernal2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found two liquor bottles and would like to find out if they have a value

Date: 01/11/2006 7:58:12 PM

∑ description of the embossing (if any) ∑ size, especially the height ∑ mouth of the bottle, type of lip, whether the mold seam stops or goes over the top of the lip. The style and shape of the mouth is very important to telling both the age and the type of bottle. ∑ base of the bottle (smooth, embossing, pontil marked ) rectangular, embossing with D-8 56 53 round embossing with D8 56-53 ∑ shape of the bottle (round, rectangular, square) rectangular, has a cap with a man's face on it - one pint round -4/5 quart ∑ does it have a label, embossed design, unusual shape no label, ∑ color: clear, aqua, amber, cobalt, emerald green, etc. . . clear brown on both ∑ condition, i. e. is it damaged, or stained No ∑ tell me what you would like to know about the bottle, age, rarity, value or history I would like to know all of the above Thank you in advance for your helpt.

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From: Aloves305

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Crown royal

Date: 01/11/2006 5:27:44 PM

Whats a bottle of 1965 Crown royal worth today?

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From: Susan665

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 01/11/2006 9:55:40 PM

I have two bottles, one is opened the other still sealed with liquid inside. They are aqua in color the sealed one seems to have clear liquid inside. There are no logos or markings on the bottle except on bottom it seems to read 9 u or o below that maybe a 1 below that nt. The top has a round hole with what looks like a clear marble sealing the bottle just below the open top. There is a white rubber seal holding the marble to the top. Below the top are two round circle indentions. Directly below each indention is a sorta rectacle indention opposite the circles. Just wondered if you might know where these came from and what's inside the sealed one. Please let me know if you can help. Thank you!! Susan Wagner Susan665

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From: Cindy Leedham chicoboot

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: FOUND OLD SODA BOTTLE?

Date: 01/11/2006 6:36:41 PM

Hi. I have found a old bottle in the Ottawa River, PEMBROKE , ONTARIO; CANADA. We are trying to find the history of this beautiful bottle. This bottle is 7 inches long, 2 to 3 inches in length for the neck, and has a very light blue and green colour with lots of bubbles inside the glass. The name of the bottle says: DE LEON FLORIDA WATER. This bottle is in mint shape. We would to know information on the year and value of the bottle. Thank you cindy and george Fr: PEMBROKE, ONTARIO CANADA

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From: Hanson Audrey uqtlclabritinsurance

To: webmasterbottlebooks

Subject:

Date: 01/12/2006 3:43:46 AM

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From: Dave Fooks ddfookstelus

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Heinz 80 bottle

Date: 01/12/2006 8:59:26 AM

Hi Digger, I have a 8 sided light purple Heinz 80 bottle - 5 1/2" tall x 2 3/4" wide - and can't find reference to what might have come in it. . . . . ? Any idea ? Tnks Dave ddfookstelus Attachment N1: Purple heinz 8 sided main. jpg

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From: Glockner acglockrcn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pink Dairy Bottle Question

Date: 01/12/2006 10:15:48 AM

Hi Digger, I'm hoping you might be able to help me identify a little 1/4 pint bottle. . . I believe it may have been used for cream or other dairy, but I'm just not sure. I sell on eBay and I'm just trying to be as factual as I can with my listings, with the hope of attracting the right buyer. Here is what information I have on it, and what I have assumed it to be: Color of glass has a very light pint tint to it. Collar of the bottle is most interesting with an all-around shutter-style panel design. (Someone else I consulted used the term "gills" ?) Body appears to be 2 pc. mold, as I can see two very light seams. The 7/8" deep collar appears to be applied, with no seams. Bottle measures 4 ľ" tall x 2 1/8" outer diameter at rim and has Patent No. 207612 (as best I can decipher) embossed around the bottom. This patent number indicates it was produced about 1878-1879. Opposite the patent number is the number "49" - all read from the outside. In the center of the base is a circle with the number "2" inside, and that is read from looking inside the bottle. Along the side of the glass, at the very base, is embossed: "Registered sealed. 52. LC ľ pint liquid. (triangle symbol with number 7 inside. )" Thank you in advance for whatever information you might be able to provide. I purchased this at a little shop in Wyoming, but there's no telling where an object originated from based solely on where it was purchased 100 years later! :o) Best regards, Anita Glockner acglock Attachment N1: Pink milk bottle 1 small. jpg

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From: Park Place john. park2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: vase

Date: 01/12/2006 12:15:06 PM

Dear Sir, my Grandfather gave my Grandmother a black looking vase he got with a can of kc baking powder in 1928 for their first wedding anniversary. when holding it up to the sun you can barely tell it is a very dark purple. If you need a picture I can arrange it. Thank-You Debbie

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From: jack giovacchini blakjak007astound

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1977 Chianti wine bottled by Bardi 31 inches tall

Date: 01/12/2006 4:52:03 PM

Any info would be appreciated, Thanx Attachment N1: Image1. bmp Attachment N2: Image2. Bmp Attachment N3: Image3. Bmp Attachment N4: Image4. Bmp Attachment N5: Image5. Bmp Attachment N6: Image6. Bmp Attachment N7: Image5. Bmp

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From: KJCLE811

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: erven lucas bols

Date: 01/12/2006 12:18:39 PM

i have found an unopened crŤme de menthe bols Amsterdam Denmark dated 1 jan 1868 in mint condition the top cover says est. 1575 also on the bottle is the name fabriek t. lootsje printed in Holland can you tell me more ? value etc thank you sincerely, Cheryl

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From: Vernon Kohlbusch

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottles

Date: 01/12/2006 6:01:44 PM

Digger, I was wanting to ask 2 questions, 1st is I have a old bottle of soda called "Trink" it was made in Hermann, Mo. at the time when Hermann had a bottling co. Trink is German for drink, it has never been opened, but, I have noticed over time that the old soda is starting to evaporate & wanted to know how I could stop it, if I can? 2nd question I have an old Milk of Magnesia bottle that I found, on the bottom it says Made in U. A. S. it should say U. S. A. was wanting to know if it was worth anything it's a lighter shade of blue than some of the Milk of Magnesia bottles i've seen. Thanks! Vernon

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From: BLDJAKE357

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Paul Jones Whiskey bottle

Date: 01/12/2006 1:05:36 PM

Dear Digger, I have a bottle I found while swimming in a creek some 25 years ago, it is a (I think) flask shaped, pint, brown, whiskey bottle, on the bottom it says Paul Jones 1905. can you tell me anything about htis bottle? Robert Kirk

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From: Jaci Waring jaci2130

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coca mariani bottle

Date: 01/12/2006 6:13:00 PM

I am trying to find a price for this bottle do you have one?

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From: mark brown

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jenny lind bottle

Date: 01/12/2006 9:36:06 PM

I cleaned out my blind friends' garage and ran across a purple bottle. It has the bust of Jenny Lind on the front and the plant drawing on the back with Fislerville Glass Works Company around it. What can you tell me about it? Thanks, Tamara

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From: william kinzalow aquilla747

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: seville bottle 14 tall

Date: 01/12/2006 9:01:28 PM

hi digger. this seville bottle is green in color, 14" tall and in good condition, what can you tell me about it thanks kinzalow p. s. I put powder on the jar son it would show up better Attachment N1: th_seville007. jpg Attachment N2: th_seville005. jpg Attachment N3: th_seville003. jpg

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From: GLORIA PEAVEY COLE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: need appraisal please

Date: 01/13/2006 12:15:46 AM

Hi,I would like to get an appraisal on this bottle that I purchased from an estate sale in Florida . The shape is round bottom, blob top, color looks aqua, seam ends about 3 1/2 inches down from the top of lip. This bottle has strokes of designs all over it like pontil accept in brushes this way and that way I see a tiny chip on the lip of the blob top the inside of the bottle looks really cool I see what I think is calcium build up in the bottom I see some bubbles in the thick glass two big ones towards the bottom rough place on the bottom on one side of the seem I do see several tiny nicks on the outside of the bottle mostly toward the lower part of the bottle. This Bottle has writing all the way around it that says Cantrell & Cochrane Belfast & Dublin Medicated Aerated Waters. These words on the bottle are all in capital letters easy to read if not for all of the calcium or whatever is in the bottle and all of the swirley designs the letters are big and raised . Can you tell me how old this is and how much it is worth. Thanks Deborah

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From: NKALASHNIK

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD BOTTLES:

Date: 01/12/2006 8:07:14 PM

Number of years ago we traveled in Tasmania and some of the boys were dredging the harbour where lots ot english tall ships use to stop with convicts from England . I bought a dozen or so bottles with rounded bottoms as well as and marbles inside to lock the bottles upside down . Were would one go to get more information on these type of bottles. . If you are interested I can email you some pictures. Also one blue bottle about 10 inches high . The bottle seems to be peeling on the inside.

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From: Suzie Reinhardt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: PINCH BY HAIG & HAIG

Date: 01/13/2006 10:15:31 AM

My father left me his bar stocked with liquor when he passed away in 1978. One of the bottles in the bar at that time was an unopened Haig & Haig 12 year old Scotch Whiskey in a Pinch bottle. The front label has a number on it so I wondered if they numbered the bottles produced and if this shows its actual age in some way. The number is 8415509. Could you tell me how to go about selling this on the Internet or who to contact that might be interested in purchasing items like this? I really don't want to keep it any longer and I would like to make some money on it if it is valuable. Thanks for your help. I look forward to your reply. Suzie Reinhardt

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From: Tina Tina62neo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wine bottle

Date: 01/13/2006 10:55:30 AM

Hi my husband is remodeling a house and he found several bottles in the wall. It is a pint size bottle. It is a clear bottle with a red screw on cap and the label from top to bottom has on it. The old Guild Wine Master, Bottled in ( with man in red) California, Guild ( in bold black letters), California MUSCATEL, alcohol 20% By volume, Made and bottled by Wine Growers Cuild- Lodi , California. It also has written top of bottle 57. The bottom of bottle 176-16,12A WINE. Could you tell me if these bottles have any worth. Thank you Tina Peters

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From: Matt Textor

To: digger ?????????????? jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle info

Date: 01/13/2006 2:31:08 PM

Digger, I have 2 medicine bottles that I would like to ask you about one is brown and says Kendall 's spavin cure and the other is clear and says porter's cure of pain from Cleveland Ohio. Could you tell me how much they are worth? thankyou Matt Textor

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From: MsSrSav2001

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rossine Empoli Amber Decanters

Date: 01/13/2006 9:55:16 AM

Dear Digger, I have 2 amber decanters labeled "Genuine Rossini Empoli Glass, Handmade in Italy. " Are they valuable? If so, what is the value? Each one is approximately 18-20 inches tall and each has a glass stopper to match. Thank you in advance for your help in this. Sincerely, Shirley

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From: James Woodruff

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: soda bottle 'lingo

Date: 01/13/2006 5:11:17 PM

I was hoping you could help me. I have tried searching the internet and asking around but I can not find any information. I found an old soda bottle " Choice Lingo Flavor", bottled by Grapette bottling company, Greenville TX. Can you please tell me the year(s) in which this product was made and if it is worth anything? Thanks, T woodruff

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From: Mark McArthur

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question - internal screw top - British

Date: 01/13/2006 6:51:00 PM

Hello Digger :-) I have read much of what you have on the web and want to thank you for all your time and effort. I have a question regarding internal screw top bottles. Of what is the 'screw' made on an internal screw top bottle? I recently won four (4) on ebay. They are all from the little rock we call England. . . 1) Wilson's Brewery Newton Heath, Green bottle, holds 20 oz, great trademark embossing 1) A G Barr and Co Glasgow, clearish, maybe a very, very slight bluish/greenish tint, holds 25 oz 1) Rider-Wilsons Table Waters Ltd Sheffield, clear, holds 10 oz 1) Barnsley Society Limited, British Co-Operative, holds 12 oz, great trademark embossing My original intent was to clean and sanitize the bottles and screws and then use them to bottle beer made with a recipe from the late 19th century. . . I'm now wondering how to best clean the actual 'screw' and further if the material of which the screw is made is safe by today's standards. . . And finally, if the screws are not safe or able to be sanitized, where could I find some that are? Any help would be greatly appreciated. . . All the best, Mark

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From: joe campalli1dodo. au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Enos fruit salts

Date: 01/14/2006 1:05:19 AM

I would like to know the age between the bottle that has a k on the bottom and the one that has a w on the bottom and when they were made thank you Attachment N1: BackGrnd. jpg Attachment N2: imstp_chubbi_en. gif

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From: Telenko

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: opium jar

Date: 01/14/2006 1:31:00 PM

Hi Digger, I have a clear glass w/black and gold label (OPIUM ) apothecary jar. It has a glass lid that sets on top. Also another w/ gold leaf painting on it w/cover, the same size. Can you tell me where they came from and possible value of them. They appear to be in perfect condition. There are no seems or marks on these items. Thanks, Paulette Telenko Attachment N1: P1010008. jpg

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From: Jellybeannjk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wheaton bottle

Date: 01/14/2006 12:37:17 PM

Hello, My sister found this bottle in some junk from an old house that was torn down a few years ago. could you tell me anything about it and why it says "not to be sold" On the front it says Millville Bottle Works 1888. on he bottom of the bottle is the W in a circle and the number 4. It has a ceramic stopper, and on it is printed USA and GEM, and another word, it looks like Ohio, but not sure. I used a magnifier but it was hard to read. the bottle also has some air bubbles in the glass. thank you for your time Norma

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From: william kinzalow

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: thatcher's dairy

Date: 01/14/2006 7:10:13 PM

hi digger my name is bill and I have a thatcher dairy milk bottle amber in color, has the picture man milking cow and absolutely pure milk above it and on the other side thatcher's dairy bottle patent 1884 one quart and on the bottom crownford china co. with a c? in a circle but no made in itlay on the bottom. is this a repo. or an older bottle. bill. p. s. has the porcelain flip top.

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From: Mll9Ja

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: prohibition era whiskey bottle

Date: 01/14/2006 4:36:59 PM

I have a prohibition era antique spiritus frumenti one pint bottle. from the Frankfort distillery, with a caution to possess without a prescription is punishable by a thousand dollar fine and up to two years in prison.

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From: Vic Voss

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 01/15/2006 12:32:07 AM

HI Digger: I found 2 cool looking bottles that I am trying to identify. I will try to include all the info I can, and I am also enclosing pictures. These bottles have a letter R near the top. The R is made to look like a guy with the legs and the semicircle of the R is the belly part of the guy. If you get a close up on the pictures you can see the figure that the R makes. Also, the figure of the guy is holding a tiny bottle. This R figure is surrounded by what seems like a seal. These bottles measure approximately 10 and 1/4 inches tall (10. 25 inches). The mouth of the bottle has a thread of about 2and 1/2 turns, the mold seam seems to be on the inside of the lip of the bottle. I can feel the seam on the inner edge of the bottle. It has a wide applied round band below the top. The base of the bottle is smooth and I can see several characters in a row. One is a number 20 on the left; then there is an I (capital i) or a roman numeral 1 inside a circle in the middle; and on the right is a roman numeral V with a line. Below these 3 characters is a 4A character which is centered. The overall shape of the bottle is round, but like flattened so it looks like the shape of an old Log Cabin Syrup bottle. The color is emerald green. No labels present. It is not damaged as far as I can tell it seems to have been well stored in a safe place. I would like to know what product this bottle contained, the age and if it is rare or if it has any value or interesting history. Was it made in the US? It seems like an old wine or maybe even beer bottle or some kind of beverage, maybe a 20 oz bottle. I think it was made sometime in the 1950s or after?? but I am not sure. I would appreciate any info you can give me. Thanks, Vic

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From: mde41374. au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: torpedo bottles

Date: 01/16/2006 2:23:17 AM

we have found about six to more as yet of the torpedo bottles. there are some that are chipped and there are some that are in really good condition. we found a heap off other bottles and jas. the jars have a rainbow shine to them but its clear glass. how much are these torpedo bottles and jars be worth?. we collect antiques but wooden stuff. if you could get back to us about these bottles that would be great. from stoppsy. ps we have a glass stopper that goes with the bottle as well in great condition.

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From: rlroyse

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 01/15/2006 10:51:05 AM

Hi Digger, I am hoping you can help me identify a bottle I have. It is pink( like a painted pink) as a couple of spots have worn off and shows the clear glass. It is marked with an "A" then it is marked with what looks like a "VE running together then a 2 then 720ml. Any help would be appreciated. Regina Attachment N1: bottle 001. jpg Attachment N2: bottle 004. jpg

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From: dohara doharacinci

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 01/15/2006 11:03:11 AM

Hi, I have purchased some unopened Pepsi bottles from 1973 (Cincinnati Bengals). How do I prevent the caps from rusting. Other than a dry environment, what else can I do to them for preservation? Anything you can tell me I would appreciate. I am a novice at this. Thanks! Dan O'Hara

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From: cheryl burokas

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 01/15/2006 12:48:50 PM

Thanks for having a web site for this kind of find. . According to your information posted, I am not sure what I have. It is a glassboro 1850 flower bottle, found in an old house. The confusion comes in here. . . the web site says the reproductions state " wheaton factory" on the bottom, but this ones says "Wheaton NJ". It is amber in color and looks like the one posted. Can you help? Cheryl Burokas

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From: Joandealba

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: JIM BEAM BOURBON BOTTLE QUESTION

Date: 01/15/2006 10:39:34 AM

My mother has a jim beam bourbon bottle and would like to know it's worth. It is unopened and still in it's original box. I do not have the bottle in my possession right now but this is what it has on the label per my mother: beam bourbon us fish & wildlife duck stamped bottle 1 in 3 migrating birds hunting and conservation stamped cinnamon teal void after june 30, 1986 can you help with this? Joan

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From: RAGZZZ269

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 01/15/2006 11:14:46 AM

hello, I found a small square bottle approx. 4in. tall while digging outside my house it's purple in color , I believe it's a cork top and it has the number 96 on the side, any chance you would know anything about it ?

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From: Floinreach Flo36inreach

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 01/15/2006 4:27:30 PM

Hello, I have been looking for this bottle amethyst with seam on each side a circle with a B in side see pic. There are bubbles in the glass and the bottom has some rust , I have not cleaned inside as yet if it`s a good bottle I will clean its in very good condition with no chips cracks or broken . Thank You Flo G Attachment N1: purple b. jpg Attachment N2: bottle . jpg

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From: nit777

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

Subject: 2 hand bottles

Date: 01/15/2006 5:07:12 PM

Hello, I have 2 very unusual bottles that are at least 50 years old. I know this because I have had them all my life. These are possibly wine bottles, but they are bottles shaped with a hand holding them. The hand, fingers, etc. are all part of the bottles. I do not know their worth, but am just curious as to what their origins are. I have always loved these silly looking bottles and don't know where to find out their history. I wouldn't know which of your books to buy to research this. Can you help me? I also have several little Roerig medicine bottles that are missing their labels, but still have some sort of pills inside them. I was also wondering about these. Thank you very much! Anita Keim anita. keimcingular is my work e-mail. I check that one more often than the one I am sending this from.

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From: Michael Fox michael.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dairy Bottle lids

Date: 01/15/2006 5:15:15 PM

Dear Digger I'm looking for a manufacturer of dairy bottle lids to fit our milk bottles that we use to get our milk from our family's farm. We use to have a couple hundred of these plastic lids that we bought about 18 years ago. They have a cardboard insert just like the vintage ones. Could you please help. We have lots of bottles still from the familyís old farms and the old folks in the family won't drink anything else, but the novelty of the old bottle keeps them smiling. Maybe that's why they live beyond their 80's. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Sincerely (The Last of the Mohicans) Michael Fox

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From: mde41374. au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: torpedo bottles

Date: 01/16/2006 12:36:13 PM

just found a few more torpedo bottles 1 has a crown marked on it. . the stuff written on it trade make and ballarat melbourn madelines m mcdonald. the other one has nat sodawater h mattoni carrisael qiesshubel pure alkal. must be German. how much would they be worth you recon? stoppsy

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From: Maehillis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Noxit Famous Limiment

Date: 01/15/2006 2:25:38 PM

Hi,Digger,I have a bottle with box in great condition of the Noxit Famous Liniment. The bottle has a date of 1902 on bottom,It was a product of Cel-ton-sa Medicine Co. 1016 central Ave. Cincinnati 2,Ohio It is almost like the one on your website except it has $ 1. 50 down the side. The one on your website has $1. 00. Price on it. Any information you can tell me would be appreciate. Thanks maehillis

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From: Scott Vawter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: how to clean a bottle?

Date: 01/15/2006 8:43:45 PM

I was just wondering how to get a bottle so clean. Most the bottles I find are in a creek so they are very stained. What would be a good way to make the bottle shiny and very clean. thanks, Nick

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From: Scott Vawter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question on a bottle.

Date: 01/15/2006 8:51:59 PM

Hey once again I have another question. I have found a bottle in a creek it says Burnett's Cocoaine on the front and on one side it says boston and on the other it says Burnett's. I just wanted to no what it was used for and what exactly is ''cocoaine'' is it some medicine or is it what I think it is. thanks Nick

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From: william kinzalow aquilla747

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: aqua bottle of mother mary

Date: 01/15/2006 9:20:28 PM

hi digger. my name is bill and I bought this aqua bottle of the mother in prayer for $1. 00 some years ago and I have always thought that it was new due to its condition, its 9 1/4" tall-base 2 1/2" and the top is 1 3/8", it has a pontil, the handle is applied and bent and the bottle leans to the left looking head on and has a lot of air bubbles, is it new or old and it value of more than $1. 00. thanks bill Attachment N1: th_aquabottle004. jpg Attachment N2: th_aquabottle005. jpg Attachment N3: th_aquabottle007. jpg Attachment N4: th_aquabottle009. jpg

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From: Todd chefmidconetwork

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about bottle

Date: 01/15/2006 9:31:02 PM

Digger: Recently I have been remodeling my house which was built sometime around th 1900's. I have found a number of bottles but the one I found most intersting is a small bottle with Ed Pinaud on it. Some of the label is still visible and say's something for the teeth and something about a tumbler. It is just a bit over 2 inches in length and has a small cork at the top. it is shaped somewhat similer to a tiny wine bottle. Any information you could give me would be great, I am compiling a shadow box of all the finds in my house and would like to have a little information about everything. Thanks for your time, Todd Dikoff

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From: LORIN WILSON music_man

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Big Chief, 1925, Santa Cruz , CA

Date: 01/16/2006 1:41:43 AM

I have been trying for some years to identify a Santa Cruz, bottler from the early 1900's. I have a clear Big Chief bottle that has a patent date of Dec. 29, 1925 , and on the bottom is embossed, Santa Cruz , CAL. I have not been able to find any other Santa Cruz, Big Chief bottles from this time period. Coca-Cola company informed me that many of their independent bottlers also bottled other generic flavors, including Big Chief. The flavor would be listed on the cap. However, I am having great difficulty finding out much about the bottling industry in Santa Cruz in this time period. I found one mention that bottling in Santa Cruz started growing as an industry around 1901, but I am trying to find out who and where was bottling Big Chief in Santa Cruz in 1925. Any additional leads? Thanks

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From: Mark Kanada myklmyk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: nikka whisky

Date: 01/16/2006 3:11:21 AM

Hi there! I, too, have recently come across this particular bottle of whisky with the samurai upon it, hoping I could somehow date it. However, this one is still un-opened. would you know it's present value? if not really valuable, we are more than likely going to consume it! I came upon this earlier inquiry attached below, and was just curious about its value. thank you for your time. aloha! mark Hi, I've come across in my deceased mother's property a clear glass Japanese "Nikka Whisky" bottle. It is in excellent condition with all labels in tact. It is topped by a Samurai head and shoulders (possibly brass). Lots of detail in the metal. The head of the samurai lefts away from the shoulder armor to reveal the screw top of the bottle. The labels read as follows: Front label: "Gold & Gold" "Product of Japan" "Nikka Shisky" "matured in wood and blended by our own experts" "The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co. , Ltd" "4/5 quart - Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido and Sendai, Japan 86 proof". Label on front below the neck: "Nikka Imported Whisky" Label on the rear near the bottom of the bottle: "Sole Distributors for the United States of America" "Munson Shaw Co. New York , New York" "Product of Japan" "Printed in Japan" and a logo that says "Munson Shaw Imports" with a key in the senter with "MS" The back of the glass bottle is also raised with a logo of what appears to be two lions facing a shield or something with the word "Nikka". Raised lettering reads "Nikka Whisky Distilling Col Ltd. Japanese Whisky" The Samurai head and shoulder armor each have a little gold sticker which says "made in Japan". The inside of the shoulders of the armor is lined with what appears to be old leather to protect the bottle. Do you have any information on this bottle? Is it old? common? collectible? Thank you, Mev Camozzi Nikka Whisky Distilling Co. , Ltd. was established in 1934 to produce whisky and now accounts for approximately 20% of the Japanese market. The company markets imported whisky, brandy and other liquor. They are a subsidiary of Asahi Breweries, Ltd. . The company has three unconsolidated overseas subsidiaries, one each in the United Kingdom, France and Taiwan. According to U. S. Patent Office, the word mark "Nikka" was for whisky, brandy, gin vodka and liqueur. First used in 1952 and first used in commerce in 1964. by Nikka Whiskey Distilling Co. of Tokyo, Japan. The Name and the crest shown above had been used since 1940 but not in commerce until 1964. The fan design with the crane (right) was used since 1968. The Super Nikka was used first used in 1970 and in commerce in 1978. Your bottle appears to be a specialty item. You can date your bottle after 1964 based on the two lion trademark. I would think the bottle would have some value say $10 or so. Digger.

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From: eman khaled shorty26e

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: james b beam

Date: 01/16/2006 6:35:50 AM

hi . ive come across a 1925 James b beam bottle it says something like royal chima c miller I have no idea how much its worth but many people r interested and I donít know what to do thnku in advanced

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From: Dain Johnson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Clay bottle

Date: 01/16/2006 11:56:19 AM

You have this bottle posted on your site: http://www.bottlebooks.com/questions/March%202002/OLD%20BOTTEL%202feb2002.jpg Found on this page: http://www. bottlebooks.com/questions/March%202002/march_2002_questions_ask_d igger_.htm I bought a bottle just like this one yesterday at the Lakewood antique market (Atlanta GA, second weekend of every month) for $15. He had 3 others, I only bought the 1 that was in the best shape. It has a Scottish makers name stamped in it. Sorry I don't have that makers name with me at this moment. Anyway, just thought I would let you know if that person (though many years ago) was looking for a value on that item. Dain

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From: nancy caskey

From: nancy caskey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 1:10 PM

 

Subject: 2 tiny bottles HELP I would like you to tell me if you can what these are and if they are rare I have some info but only enough to be in the dark. . The first bottle, I assume is an old school glue bottle  because it still has applicator it is 3 inches tall 1 1/2 across bottom green bottle is 2 inches tall has either p or d in bottom inside of a rectangle or a flag Iím not sure I know you get tons of this stuff but please help if you can should I keep them  sell them  or THROW THEM AWAY Thanks  joe Attachment N1: gluebottle1. jpg Attachment N2: gluebottle2. jpg Attachment N3: green bottle1. jpg AttachmeN4: greenbottle2. jpg

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From: Annslee665

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles

Date: 01/16/2006 8:51:33 AM

yes sir could you please tell me if you know how much a coca cola bottle that is amber colored and has coca cola at the bottom on the front and Memphis on the back at the bottom , what it might be worth, also have a green Pluto water bottle that says Americaís physic. thank you lori kilgore carbon hill, Alabama

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From: Rusty Nowak

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: One Gallon Jug

Date: 01/16/2006 5:29:45 PM

Hi Digger, I have a one gallon glass jug stamped with "Minn" in a diamond with a "7" on the top. It has raised lettering along the bottom that says " REG. SEALED L. G. G 742-4" The bottom is swirled and has "56" stamped on it. The handle is a wire and made of metal. Please pictures for more details. Anything from what it is/was used for to value would be much appreciated. Thank you. Attachment N1: mj1. jpg

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From: ShariC

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cyrus Noble Whiskey

Date: 01/16/2006 2:17:13 PM

Digger, I have a bottle of 86 proof Cyrus Noble Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey donated to a fundraiser I'm in charge of. What would be the value of this bottle of whiskey? 4/5 Quart. Shari'

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From: Joel Stirek

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Something interesting

Date: 01/16/2006 8:13:03 PM

Hello, I know your time is valuable, I will be brief. My first find, I was a young boy, my friends were throwing stones at this and I saved it. took it home and have had it for 40 years. Arctic ice fruit ales, bottles never sold has a date of 1926 on bottom. 5 gallon bottle. Found in western sububurbs of Chicago. Can you tell me anything abouit it? Found a nice Shirley temple creamer the same day in the same spot. I install furnaces and ductwork downstate IL near Terre Haute , IN found a nice clear straight side coke last year. nasty tight hole had to dig for it, certainly worth it thanks for your time Joel

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From: russ abney rusjr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: PJ1, PJ2, PJ3

Date: 01/16/2006 8:59:12 PM

Hi, I recently accquired a P & J. ARNOLD ink bottle. The stamp on bottle should say the following. Viteous Stone Bottle J. Bourne & Sons Denby Pottery near Derby

--------------- ----------line here on bottle P. & J. Arnold London England After checking on net for 3 days, this is what my bottle should say. Is it possible that I might have a miss stamp bottle? The reason why I am asking is this. On my bottle, there are some typo in the actual stamping of this bottle. This is what it says: eous Stone Bottle Bourne & Sons enby Pottery near Derby

---------------------------------------line scribed here. & J. Arnold London 1) The "vit" on viteous is not stamped. Nor has it been worn off because this is stamped into bottle. 2) The "J. " on BOURNER & SONS is missing. 3)The "D" on Denby Pottery is missing. 4) The "P" on P. & J. Arnold is missing. 5) England is completely missing Also, I have noticed other same bottles have a border around the stamp logo, this one does not. I know by checking and gathering info, these were made in 1910. Is it possible to have an earlier bottle? My bottle has a hole on side, but the peices are inside the container. I would apprieciate any help and/or info to help me solve this mystery. Also at this present condition what would be average appraisal on this lovely old bottle. thank you rusty PJ1 PJ2 PJ3

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From: Milt W Watson milton. watsonmchsi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Soda bottle with Chief and football

Date: 01/16/2006 10:43:36 PM

I was working a week or so ago in the crawl space of an old building and there found an unusual soda bottle. Not unusual in shape, but that it has an embossed indian chief (profile) on one side and a football on the other in circles. The middle area of the bottle has a textured area. It has embossed lettering reading "C. C. Soda" around the top shoulder of the bottle. With "contents 7 flu. ozs. " "Property of Champaign Coca Cola Bottling Co. " around the bottom. On The bottom it reads, "CHAMPAIGN ILL 33555627" The first 2 numbers are clear as ar the last 3. The 5s are a best guess. I have found other C. C. Soda bottles on the web, and other bottles with an embossed indian, but not anything like this one. Can you give me some idea of where I might get information on it? I live about 30 miles from Champaign and the bottle was found in Mohamet. Thanks Milton Watson

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From: Calvin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 12:58 AM

 

Subject: Question Hi a nice lady from another forum told me you might know what this is and if it might be worth anything. My Mom has had these hanging on her living room wall for the last 35 years, can you tell me what their name is and if their worth keeping. Thank you so much. Calvin. . .

From: Calvin calvinsworld

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Question

Date: 01/16/2006 11:07:50 PM

Hi Digger, thank you sir for letting me know what they are. Their both clear but one of them has a blueish top. I have your web site in my favorites. Thanks again and have a great day. Calvin

From: Digger

Date: 01/16/06 22:46:54

To: Calvin

Subject: Re: Question 1920-1940 perfume could be valuable, I am not sure but would guess at least $100- if it is really pink like I think I see if clear then less maybe half as much. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger Attachment N2: g11. jpg Attachment N3: g32. jpg Attachment N5: 350933_new. jpg

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From: Newelphlg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 01/16/2006 6:26:07 PM

I own a bottle that has Hinds & Co Coventry on it. (I have attached 3 pictures. ) This bottle will not stand upright and it has an elephant on it. I've been trying to find out what the bottle was used for, it's age, and it's value (if any). There is no label on it and all writing and the elephant are embossed. It is aqua in color and has no damage. I hope you can help me. Thank you! Linda Attachment N1: IMG_0092. jpg Attachment N2: IMG_0094. jpg Attachment N3: IMG_0095. jpg

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From: dohara

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 11:03 AM

 

Subject: Bottle question Hi, I have purchased some unopened Pepsi bottles from 1973 (Cincinnati Bengals). How do I prevent the caps from rusting. Other than a dry environment, what else can I do to them for preservation? Anything you can tell me I would appreciate. I am a novice at this. Thanks! Dan O'Hara

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From: Stuppyguy68

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 01/17/2006 5:52:08 AM

hello, I found a bottle that says dr Kennedyís medical discovery Roxbury mass on it. . . how old is the bottle and is it worth anything? I appreciate any help you can give me on this bottle. sincerely, ginny

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From: Pat Robinson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question? Beans Choice XI

Date: 01/17/2006 11:37:28 AM

Mr. Digger, I have two bottles of "Collector's Edition Volume XI. " (Beans Choice Kentucky Straight Whiskey 80 proof) The bottles have never been opened. Can you tell me if they have any value? They have James Lockheart painting on the front of the bottle. Thank you, Pat Robinson 815-784-4078 Home 708-307-3717 Cell

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From: wyck family wyck1mindspring

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: half pint milk bottle from 1900s

Date: 01/17/2006 11:49:54 AM

How much would a half pint milk bottle from the 1900s be worth?

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From: Kar7Be

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 01/17/2006 8:52:54 AM

My father has 2 regal china beams choice bottles with john Henry on the front of them. He bought them back in 1972. He was wanting to find out what they are worth and we are at a dead end. Can you help us find the price of these decanters? Any information would be helpful. Thank you.

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From: John Rodney jrodney01

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Decanter question

Date: 01/17/2006 2:51:53 PM

Digger, I need your help in finding out what this bottle is and where it came from. It appears to be a small whiskey or other liquor decanter made by Hoffman. I am including several pictures of the decanter for you to look at. I am interested in its value if any. I bought the bottle/decanter at a yard sale for one dollar. I have done some research but can not find anything like it. The decanter is about 6 1/2 inches tall and appears to be in mint condition, minus whatever liquor was in it. It has a Styrofoam case that also came with it, which fits the decanter perfectly. The bottom of the decanter is marked "Hoffman 1984" with a copyright mark. Thank you for your help. John John Rodney jrodney01 Attachment N1: John 027. jpg Attachment N2: John 028. jpg Attachment N3: John 029. jpg

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From: Wmr54011

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD BOTTLE DECANTER

Date: 01/17/2006 11:48:29 AM

Appears To Be Porcelain And The Only Markings Are 6 And A On The Bottom Had Cork Stopper, Cork Still Stuck Inside Approximately 11 Inches Tall Without Stopper Pics Attached Wesley Attachment N1: MVC-001F. jpg Attachment N2: MVC-002F. jpg Attachment N3: MVC-004F. jpg

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From: rlroyse

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 01/17/2006 10:08:48 PM

Hi, I have a bottle that is a liquor botte or wine bottle I guess. It has a diamond pattern on it. It is old because the pink that it is colored is coming off in a couple of places and new bottles it would not do that. It is almost like depression glass that had a paint to it and would rub off after years of use. It is marked on the bottom a the an "A" then " VE" , with the V going through the E , then a 2 then 720 mL. Can you identify tis bottle? Thank you, Regina

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From: johnlambert. 1 johnlambert. 1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Medicine Bottle

Date: 01/17/2006 10:24:58 PM

The bottle I have looks like a medicine bottle. The height is 3 3/4 and the width is about 1 3/4. The mouth measured frrom the inside is 7/8 and the lip is hand tooled. The color is emerald green. The base is smooth. Attachment N1: Img_0038. jpg Attachment N2: Img_0041. jpg

 

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From: Crabboy31

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: digger ID old Hudson

Date: 01/17/2006 6:26:26 PM

hi digger, this one has me stumped my great grandfather owned Menetta tavern in Greenwich village , it was called ALBERTIS RESTURANT, he sold it to the manettas , we found this in the basement of his brownstone in NYC can you ID it and maybe give value? the back is odd shaped grossly indented on both sides Thanks , Lisa Ferraiolo Attachment N1: 100_8540. jpg Attachment N2: 100_8541. jpg

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From: russ abney rusjr

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Emailing: PJ1, PJ2, PJ3

Date: 01/18/2006 12:35:26 AM

Hi Digger thank you very much for taking time to answer my question. been reading thru site on many things, much to learn about bottles. Was wondering have you heard of a small 3" bottle called "insist on virginia dar(?)flavors" as the bottom stamp? thanks again rusty ps I did order 2 books for resource info

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From: Digger

To: russ abney Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 10:42 PM

 

Subject: Re: Emailing: PJ1, PJ2, PJ3 They made millions of these and speed was the important variable not quality. I have seen many mis-stamps where it looks like they just did not stamp the bottle (by hand probably) very accurately. I do not think this is a dating feature just shoddy workmanship. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: russ abney

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 8:59 PM

 

Subject: Emailing: PJ1, PJ2, PJ3 Hi, I recently acquired a P & J. ARNOLD ink bottle. The stamp on bottle should say the following. Viteous Stone Bottle J. Bourne & Sons Denby Pottery near Derby

--------------- ----------line here on bottle P. & J. Arnold London England After checking on net for 3 days, this is what my bottle should say. Is it possible that I might have a miss stamp bottle? The reason why I am asking is this. On my bottle, there are some typo in the actual stamping of this bottle. This is what it says: eous Stone Bottle Bourne & Sons enby Pottery near Derby

---------------------------------------line scribed here. & J. Arnold London 1) The "vit" on vitreous is not stamped. Nor has it been worn off because this is stamped into bottle. 2) The "J. " on BOURNER & SONS is missing. 3)The "D" on Denby Pottery is missing. 4) The "P" on P. & J. Arnold is missing. 5) England is completely missing Also, I have noticed other same bottles have a border around the stamp logo, this one does not. I know by checking and gathering info, these were made in 1910. Is it possible to have an earlier bottle? My bottle has a hole on side, but the pieces are inside the container. I would appreciate any help and/or info to help me solve this mystery. Also at this present condition what would be average appraisal on this lovely old bottle. thank you rusty PJ1 PJ2 PJ3

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From: Melroche2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Tops

Date: 01/18/2006 2:39:12 AM

Hello, I've found what appears to be glass tops for bottles in the Ohio River in Kentucky -- clear, brown, and lavender colored. There used to be a whiskey distillery in Milton and it looks like they disposed of their glass waste in the river. I don't see them anywhere in my web searches. Let me know if you have any interest. Thanks, Melissa Roche

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From: Kimberly Waites wuates120

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old vintage jug value

Date: 01/18/2006 9:54:14 AM

Hi! My name is Kim and I found an old vintage brown molasses jug and I wondered what the least dollar to the most dollar value it could be worth. Thank you

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From: Jim Katzenstein

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cocaine Bottle

Date: 01/18/2006 11:20:56 AM

Dear Sir: I just picked up from a friend a very nice embossed bottle that reads: BURNETTE COCAINE on the front and BOSTON on the side. It measures 6 1/4" long and about 2 1/4". The bottle was dug up in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. There is evidence of the dried cork inside the bottle. Any information regarding this would be appreciated. I would also wager from your guide that it must be from the mid 19th Century. Regards, Jim

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From: Sharla Smith

To: JAOK20@BOTTLEBOOKS. COM

Subject: old whiskey

Date: 01/18/2006 11:35:35 AM

Hi, I have an old bottle of "Plankinton Reserve, Cedar Brook Whiskey", bottled 1913 and still sealed. It was apparently found in an old bank wall in Chicago. Can you tell me about it and Is there any value? Sharla Smith

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From: HTravis556

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: P1010001. jpg

Date: 01/18/2006 9:23:16 AM

I have this old decanter and can not find it in any books. It says made in Italy on the bottom and has a marking that is a crown at the top and shield under it and wheat leaves on both side of the shield can you tell me how much and what it is. Thank you in advance, Harriet P1010001. jpg Attachment N1: P1010001. jpg

 

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From: Stan LaGrange

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Tell City bottle

Date: 01/18/2006 7:40:38 PM

Hello Digger, Stan LaGrange here. I'm a privy digger and I also collect Tell City , Indiana bottles. I bought your Secrets of Privy Digging book a while back and have enjoyed it very much. I was surprised when you mentioned finding a Tell City bottle. That's one I don't have and I'd be very interested in buying it if you haven't sold it. If you're interested, let me know what you're thinking about as far as value. Thank you so much for your time, Stan LaGrange.

From: Stan LaGrange

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Tell City bottle

Date: 01/19/2006 11:20:25 PM

Digger, Thanks for your reply. Tell City is a "late" sort of town, as it was founded in the 1850's and didn't even exist before then. So, early bottles from T. C. are somewhat rare. I would have gone several hundred on it. We dig there sometimes but we just don't get into the good early stuff like you do in the old towns. We've got into pontil pits but they are few and far between in that particular town. Thanks for your prompt reply. At least I know there is a bottle that I can shoot for. Stan

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From: Digger

To: Stan LaGrange Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 6:50 AM

 

Subject: Re: Tell City bottle Sorry Stan, the bottle is long gone. I think we got several hundred for it years ago. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

 

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From: skerseysc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle we found.

Date: 01/18/2006 3:14:56 PM

I have the March 9, 1920 Bottle Nugrape from Waycross Ga. . . Do you know the price. . Is there any variation. . . ? Also I have a clear bottle from Georgetown sc. . Embosses SC with Tree in the middle. . pint bottle. . Do you know the price I do not have a picture. . Thanks. . Chris Skerseys

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From: Crabboy31

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: digger ID old Hudson

Date: 01/18/2006 4:23:03 PM

THANKS!, old hudson would be what?, cant find any similar posts on your website, Lisa

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From: Carolyn Dawson Cencea

To: jaok20@bottlebooks. com, Carolyn Dawson

Subject: 4 liquor bottles found during excavation

Date: 01/18/2006 9:49:41 PM

Hi. These bottles were found on an excavation site in Ontario , Canada (home to Hiram Walkers) where a liquor store stood. I did find out that the building wasn't the first liquor store on that site. . . but I don't know how many where there beforehand. They were found about 10 feet down under the concrete floor of the liquor store that was being demolished. Can you tell me anything about them? Value? Age? #1 is a 3" bottle with embossed design on front; it looks like anchors. #2 is a 4" bottle that reads CONTENTS 2 FL. OZ. on its side, and has a diamond emblem with what looks like a capital C and the the no. 2 on the bottom. #3 is a 3" bottle with 3 inlaid ovals on the front. It has no other markings. #4 is a 3" round bottle with large round opening. On the bottom, there is an embossed 253.-- Sincerely, Carolyn Dawson Cenceca

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From: ivyroad

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: eddy please help

Date: 01/19/2006 2:30:02 AM

hi I have family wine bottle that my father had brought over from Italy the glass is made by Florentine glass blowers cork is 375pi and bottom of the bottle is cevin . what I would like to know if its worth anything it stands about a meter high still full of wine never been touch before and its a snake curled up and its head is the top of the bottle just had a look its 2 snakes one eating another snake

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From: ELLASSSS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: re: values of bottles

Date: 01/19/2006 4:18:54 AM

hello Would you know the value of an unopened George Dickel 110th anniversary whiskey bottle might be worth. Would the whiskey have gone bad? thank you ted

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From: ccdi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Green bottles

Date: 01/18/2006 7:26:49 PM

But where are the answers to the questions? K Adeleke

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From: Siegel, Howard

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

Subject:

Date: 01/19/2006 1:16:38 PM

I came into a bottle of Red Horse Crystallized Rock and Rye . Has huge sugar crystal inside with what looks like a twig growing out of it. Wondering how old. Came from my grandfather to my father and now to me. Bielzoff Products Co. Anything you can tell me about it? how old, worth, etc. thanks Howard Siegel

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From: Vicki Hobbs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Moonshine bottle?

Date: 01/19/2006 1:22:39 PM

Digger: I just found an old bottle under an abandoned fence row that appears to still be about a quarter-full of "white lightning"--at least it smells like it when I opened the rusty lid, the viscosity is clearly not that of water, and the liquid is very pale yellow, nearly clear. It is a clear 11-1/2" bottle with a raised crest and near the bottom it says: A. &A. CRAWFORD LTD 4/5 QUART In the middle of the bottle it says: FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE On the bottom of the bottle it says: LIQUOR BOTTLE 69 4 The screw on metal lid is red with three stylized silver "Cs", between which is a silver crest (same as that embossed on the bottle). Can you tell me anything about the bottle, its time period, or its likely contents? I'm dying to know if I have a bottle of moonshine! Thanks Vicki Hobbs

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From: Beverly Housekeeper

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: GREEN Rumford-pic

Date: 01/19/2006 4:15:59 PM

This has a partial Horsford's Acid Phosphate Label and is the standard 5 3/4" 8-sided Rumford Chemical Works bottle except that it is not blue, but green. Rare? Bev

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From: Dedria Barker  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Spanish Cognac Decanter

Date: 01/19/2006 5:28:37 PM

This set has been in my family for over 50 years. I have been told that it was purchased by a family member in 1939 in Spain . It is maroon stained glass overlayed with real silver. It is in mint condition and has no scratches or chips. Any ideas?? I am looking for an approximate value. Attachment N1: decanter2. jpg Attachment N2: decanter3. jpg Attachment N3: decanter. jpg

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From: PScubaPrincess

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: The tiny blue bottle Debra ww

Date: 01/19/2006 1:47:11 PM

Hello, My name is Debra, Can you tell me what the cobalt blue bottle is worth, in the attachment I've sent, or were to go to find out this information. Last spring I was planting, after my husbands tilling, grading the yard and up popped this bottle, we have found many re licks including a diamond ring while planting shrubs, my youngest daughter has the ring now. The area we live in is a historic area, and the house was built in 1912 Thank you. Attachment N1: Debra's Bromo bottle. doc

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From: Lynnette Moore

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pearl xvi bottle

Date: 11/12/2005 2:02:31 PM

I have a clear glass bottle that is 8 3/4 inches tall and 8 3/4 inches in diameter. The neck is 3 1/8 in diameter. The lip is 4 3/8 inches in diameter. The only markings on it are Pearl on the bottom and xvi and the side. Do you anything about it? I am doing a research paper for my Conservation Heritage class. Thank you Lynnette Moore

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From: Lynnette Moore

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Homer's Ginger Cordial

Date: 12/16/2005 11:27:27 PM

i have a homer's ginger cordial bottle from the lash's bitters company 1884. It is brown in color, the label is worn. Do you know anything about it? Thanks Lynnette Moore

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From: sutterd

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

Subject: 1969 Borghini Lacrima Christi

Date: 01/19/2006 10:33:20 PM

Hi, I have a decanter from 1969 of a Tower (of Piesa(sp) in a decanter. Could you help me price it? Or where to go and get a price. I know it would be better to send a picture but I haven't figured out how to do that yet. Thanks! sutterd

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From: PEGGY MCISAAC

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Peggy's Bottles

Date: 01/20/2006 12:03:23 AM

 

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From: charles hays

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old wood bottle

Date: 01/20/2006 5:04:21 AM

Hello. I do not know much about bottles but this one looks very old. Looks like something straight off a pirate ship or something. It was found in a quarry in the Philadelphia area in the early 1970's. It is all wood with metal straps holding the wood slats together. The wood strips go vertical and the metal straps are horizontal. It is about 3 1/2 inches on the bottom and about 12 inches high. The shape looks like a regular wine bottle but as I said there is no glass on it. There is also no markings on it. Could you please tell me if I could hold any value. . thanks.

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From: Sheila Hanson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pikes peak bottle

Date: 01/20/2006 10:37:33 AM

I am trying to find information and a value on an aqua colored bottle I have with an eagle and a prospector on it. I see them pictured but can't find a price, can you help me? Thanks Sheila Sheila

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From: Borncj

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle history

Date: 01/20/2006 12:22:44 PM

hello, I got your name from yahoo and I have the following information to ask you. . . if you could maybe direct me to whom I could contact regarding this bottle. I have a bell that says "Bird & Bottle Inn" on a banner with a corked bottle and pheasant and the date 1805. the bell measures 5" tall and 3 1/2" across the bottom. would you know anything about something like this or where I could find out about it?? thank you for your time. sincerely, cynthia

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From: Elaine Game laney33

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cherry brandy bottle

Date: 01/20/2006 7:14:09 PM

Hello, we were recently given a bottle of Girolamo Luxardo torreglia cherry fermented beverage. . the bottle has a clock in the centre which is marked. . . Mercedes made in Germany. . . It is quite old according to the owner. . any thing you could tell us would be lovely. . . age , history and value as a collectors item . . Thank you very much. Elaine Game

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From: Judy Olson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: do you know this bottle?

Date: 01/20/2006 7:23:11 PM

Hi Digger, I have looked everywhere for info. on this bottle, can't find anything. The pics didn't come out as good as I'd like, but hope they show enough. It is aprox. 11 inches tall, 3 1/2 inches across the bottom. Embossed letters say Towle's Log Cabin Maple Syrup. The top appears to be put on by hand. The bottom has a small O in the center. Would appreciate any help you can give. Thanks, Judy Attachment N1: bottle 2. jpg Attachment N2: bottle3. jpg

 

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From: SUSIESPL

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Stiles Patent Horshoe Jug

Date: 01/20/2006 3:05:23 PM

Dear Digger, I have a Henry Stiles Horseshoe Jug (Cleveland Ohio) patented in 1892. My jug is stamped Stiles , May 13 , 1898. Could you possibly give me an estimate on it's value. Thanks, Susan Betancourt

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From: Anna Lozica -

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 01/21/2006 9:37:20 AM

found this bottle just wondering if you can tell me anything about it STAR L. B. B. Co. here has embossed star Cin. O. on the bottom it has C & I glass co bottle is green it is 9 3/4 INCHES TALL still has a cork in bottle and do you know any value for it Thank you Pete Attachment N1: Christmas day at Laura's 057. jpg Attachment N2: green bottle 001. jpg Attachment N3: green bottle 003. jpg

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From: C Erickson -venture

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: HJ Bottle-Petaluma Cal.

Date: 01/21/2006 11:46:01 AM

Hello Digger. I was sure glad to find you on the net! I am settling an estate. So value is important as you know doubt know. There are a lot of old bottles. I have this one and a few others that I need help with. I will start with this AMBER one. It stand approx. 12" high. , is highly embossed, Its very clean. Not a screw top? No cracks. . . Condition is exceptional. Photo is attachment. Best Regards, Casper Attachment N1: bottle1. jpg

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From: james pignoli

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Help

Date: 01/21/2006 2:30:46 PM

Hello, I recently got this bottle. It has Guaranteed Full 1/2 Pint * ounces Union made There is also a staro on this bottle. I see no other marks on this bottle. I have no idea how old it is or how much it is worth. The original cork is not there. It is good condition, free of any chips or cracks. There are however some air bubbles in the glass. Also should I clean it or leave it like it is. I have included pics to see if that gives you a better idea of this item!! Thanks for any help you could give me!!! Brenda Attachment N1: bottle 003. jpg Attachment N2: bottle 005. jpg Attachment N3: bottle 008. jpg

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From: wendi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: perfume bottle

Date: 01/21/2006 3:28:38 PM

Hi there, I have a bottle of Dabrooks SANTA ROSA Perfume that was my mothers. Could you tell me more about it? Unfortunately there are cracks in the top of the bottle, see picture. I doubt it would have great value. Love your books! Thank you so much Wendi Attachment N1: dabrooks. jpg

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From: Joan Acker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle

Date: 01/21/2006 5:07:57 PM

Hello, Ran across your site today looking for the scoop on the Smirnoff Company. I have a bottle, will attach a pic. , that seems to be quite old. Has a lid rusted on. has a ribbon across the front with dates 1877-1886-18821896 on it and among other things a square on the back of the bottle with the date 1818 in it. letters: FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE on the top of the neck. Is this of any value? Your site is very interesting. Joan

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From: Platoon448

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hoffman A. J. Foyt #2 Decanter seal unbroken

Date: 01/21/2006 3:34:05 PM

Would appreciate any information regarding the subject decanter. I have had it since I purchased it in the early 70's. Seal is unbroken. Does it have value. Appreciate your help. John Darracott

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From: Carl Simoneaux

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: purex

Date: 01/21/2006 9:16:14 PM

I found an old brown purex bottle can you tell me what it is worth? this is the only bottle I have.

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From: LH10POINT

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 01/21/2006 4:44:13 PM

Hello Digger, sorry I can't send you a picture of the bottle my son recently dug in the basement of a house in Clayton New Jersey. This house is suppose to be the oldest one in the area. That being said I only know it was built in the 1800's or possibly earlier. This is a small very crude bottle. The glass has a green tint to it. No writing or seam seen on the bottle. It appears to be misformed and the small opening at the top isn't round but egg shaped. The sides on the bottle are slightly sunken in and appear somewhat twisted. The top of the bottle does have a round lip to it. This bottle measures approx. 2 and 1/2 inches high. The base is approx. 3/4 of an inch wide and slightly off round. Also you can see bubbles in the glass. My guess is that its some type of crude medicine bottle. Hope you have some idea when and how it was made. No mark can be seen on the bottle at all other then it is pushed up approx. 1/8 inch leaving a area that is the thickness of the glass. Thanks for any input you might have. Lou

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From: Regan Murray

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Can you give me some info on some miniature liquor bottles

Date: 01/21/2006 9:52:39 PM

My uncle rode the trains way back in the day, after he passed away, I recovered some interesting botlles stashed away in his basement. I found 5 bottles, all 4 inches tall and amber in color, except for one that is clear glass . they are all 1/10th of a pint . The labels are Four Roses , White label with red roses, label size- 1 3/4" X 1 1/4" . Huebleins The Club Side Car Cocktails, The Club Daquiri Cocktails and The Club Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktails, The clear bottle label reads Glenmore's . They are all squarish bottles, they have treasury department State of Wisconsin stamps on them with 1 9/16th ct, and 3 1/8th ct. They all have these little metal caps on them that looks like it says pull down. the Hueblein's bottles have three raised lines going around the top of the labels with a round raised emblem that I cannot make out, Have any idea of the year they are from? . Any value to a collector? Any info would help. Thank you Luann

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From: JCastrup

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: stumped!

Date: 01/21/2006 5:03:45 PM

I need a decorative clear bottle cleaned and don't know where to go. I'm in the Los Angeles area of California, specifically I'm in the San Fernando Valley. Know how I could find someone to clean this bottle? Thank you, Jennifer

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From: Sara Schucker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dark green iron pontiled pineapple whiskey bitters

Date: 01/22/2006 12:59:52 AM

Hello, I've recently come across a bottle that I've learned to be very rare. It is an iron pontiled W & Co. Whiskey/bitters pineapple shaped, dark green (maybe olive) bottle. I'm very curious to learn of any info that you may be able to give me on this bottle, including its value. Thank you! Sara

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From: Pattycakes39

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: medicine bottle

Date: 01/21/2006 8:46:54 PM

Hey Digger hope you can help I found a clear medicine bottle about 6 inches tall that has A. B. Whitehead Co. Prescription Druggists Carrollton ky on the side of it can you tell me how old and if it worth anything thank you so much Pat

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From: Robert Fieder robert-hira

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOLS Ballerina in a bottle

Date: 01/22/2006 9:27:54 AM

I acquired a bottle of Lucas Bols ballerina in a bottle and it is very old approx maybe around 60 years. It can from my grandmother who brought it from Europe . It is gold Liqueur red dress ballerina has Le bleu Danube paper label on music box and a paper label bottle and UNIT made in France. Its is full and sealed never opened. the label is in mint conditioned and has gold flakes in the liqueur. Could you tell me if there is a value on this and approx. how much Thanks Robert Fieder robert-hira

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From: Lee Ann Eckroade

To: Jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: selling bottles

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

I have been collecting bottles for a while and my daughter is getting married in March 2007. I would like to sell some of the bottles for the wedding. Where is the best place to sell the bottles at. I have a few that are worth alot of money I know that I won't get what the books say but I don't want to get ripped off. Thank You Lee Ann Eckroade

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From: Slammermfg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Chillicothe Bottling Works

Date: 01/22/2006 7:20:55 AM

From; Dan Strawser Digger, I have a bottle related item - a pristine faded barn red, two hole completely wooden cooler, or very early store cooler marked in gold paint "Property of Chillicothe Bottling Works -Chillicothe Ohio" it's approximately 4' long, 3. 5' high and 3' deep. It has two separate wooden compartments where ice and product would be kept, topped by 8" wood lids, the type that old kraut crocks have. There is a drain valve in the lower front of each compartment. The Chillicothe Bottling Works was started in 1866 and was still in business in 1902, but that's all I can find. Would you please point me in the right direction for research?

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From: Pamela06

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old med bottle

Date: 01/22/2006 12:38:06 PM

I have searched and searched but cannot find anything. I found an old glass tonic style bottle. the label says dr. db hands remedies for children. there is a picture of two hands with childrenís faces in the palms. then on each finger is written diareeo mixture worm elixir etc. . . on the back is dosing directions unfortunately the back is tore. this bottle was found with a dr. jw bulls syrup bottle. I am just wondering age worth etc. . . . ohh and both the bottles have their original corks and still have liquid in them. any info would be great Mrs. Tracy

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From: James Gracey -gracey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dobbs Beverage Co.

Date: 01/22/2006 12:39:23 PM

Dear Digger: Are you familiar with the Dobbs Beverage Co. of Worcester, MA? I found one of their painted-label soda bottle's in the mud, while hiking today. It is clear, heavy glass and has survived well. The front label is blue and white and reads, "ORANGE PEP, CONT. 7 FL. OZ. ". The reversed reads, "'It's the Dobbs', A Delicious Beverage Made from carbonated filtered water, pure cane sugar, enriched with dextrose, california orange juice, artificial color, less than 1/10 of 1% benzoate of soda. Dobbs Beverage Co. , Worcester , Mass. I've searched the internet, but have found no information, other than that a Samuel C. Dobbs was president of Coca-Cola from 1919-1922, but perhaps that means nothing. Do you or anyone you know have any information you'd be willing to share? Thank you, Jim

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From: Daniel Buol

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Distillery flask from Vancouver Canada

Date: 01/22/2006 12:46:29 PM

Digger, I found your website and thought maybe you could help me out. Here goes the story. . . Back in the 1980s my father began to remodel his house. Upon doing so he found what appeared to be an old whiskey flask (The Distillery) in a main wall of the house. The origin appears to be from Vancouver Canada. It is the most beautiful piece I have ever seen and has the "cork" in it yet. My estimation is that the flask was put in the wall at the time of the construction of the house which would date back to the very late 1800s. . . maybe? What is even more unique is that I acquired this from my father over 10 years ago and have been searching for a "story" and value of this item. I have yet to see another of the same, or even close. I recently spoke to an avid collector in my home town and I wonder if this flask is of great value by his determination to purchase it from me. I would like for you to give me a call at home some time so I can describe the flask to you in more detail. . I am not currently available to my email but every couple weeks so if you don't mind please drop a call. . . Sincerely, Dan Buol Wisconsin

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From: Jaimie Allen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle identification

Date: 01/22/2006 12:51:23 PM

I have a bottle that on the front looks like a man with a long beard holding a stick and at the bottom his feet are sticking out. The bottle is green and has what appears to be a screwtop. On the back of the bottle it is stamped with " FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS THE SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE" and "4/5 quart". on the bottom of the bottle are the numbers 3 R-61 13 63 and the stamp of an anchor. what kind of bottle is this?

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From: Angel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old med bottle picture

Date: 01/22/2006 1:28:09 PM

ok here is a picture of the db hands bottle and dr. bulls they were shoved in our basement walls Attachment N1: MVC-038F. jpg Attachment N2: n. jpg

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From: Ruth Simon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey bottle?

Date: 01/22/2006 1:58:00 PM

Dear Digger, My son found this amber bottle while out cutting wood in Michigan. It is oval in shape, 9 3/4" tall by 4 1/2" wide and 2 1/2" deep. Can you tell me what the age is, the history, and if there is any value? The mold seam goes over the top of the one turn screw cap lip. There is no label, but there is a large diamond shape in the center of one side that is smooth with the rest of the bottle on that side having a waffle design embossed in it. The other side has the words "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE" at the top. Below that is a smooth 2 3/4" dia. circle with an embossed crest that appears to have a "world globe" above it. The crest is divided into 4 quarters. The upper right quarter and the lower left corners contain diagonal lines, the upper left has what looks like 3 leaves or seed heads? The lower right has what looks like something from a lab, perhaps indicating a distillery. Below the circular design is a smooth square approximately 2" x 2". The rest has the embossed waffle design. It appears to be in excellent shape, but there is no cap. Wording on the embossed bottom: CONTINENTAL DISTILLING CORP. PAT. D (inverted triangle) 91033 12-6 D18 PHIL, PA. I have attached some pictures. Thanks for looking into this for me! Ruth Attachment N1: Dsc02459. jpg Attachment N2: Dsc02460. jpg Attachment N3: Dsc02463. jpg

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From: nancy caskey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: odd bottle or not???

Date: 01/22/2006 2:44:16 PM

Hi Digger , Hey Iíve been looking all over the net to keep from asking this question to you, cause I 'm sure you are covered up with this stuff . . But I got to ask if you know what it is It is 9 3/4 tall, and looks like a pod of grapes The cap looks like it is applied and I swear it looks like it has 4 seams, but I might just be seeing things. It sits on a base, and the base looks seamed around it On the bottom it has only these 8 lines lines,  , thanks  Joe seen in photo It came with a lid but I dont think it is the one that came on it Attachment N1: gb1. jpg Attachment N2: gb2. jpg Attachment N3: gb3. jpg Attachment N4: gb4. jpg Attachment N5: gb5. jpg Attachment N6: gb6. jpg

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From: judy evans

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have one too!

Date: 01/22/2006 4:13:04 PM

Digger, below is an email you recd in Dec 2003. I do not have away to send you a picture but I have the same bottle shaped like a hand only I don not have the top. Can you tell me any thing about this bottle thx

From: mary sloan

To: Digger

Subject: Clear glass bottle shaped like a hand

Date: 26-12-2003 Have you any idea what this bottle may have been used for? ; I would like to know if you've ever seen one like it. ; It is clear glass, and shaped like a human hand. ; A scanned picture ;is attached. ; ALSO, you can find the bottle design patent at http://wwwpto"wwwpto/A as # D85490, if you care to look. This bottle ;was found by a member of my family in the attic of an old building, evidently deposited there by previous residents prior to 1953. ; The bottle has a design date of 1930, per the patent office. Hand-shaped bottle, 5 inches tall.

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From: Melanie Unger

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dr pepper bottle

Date: 01/22/2006 4:18:38 PM

hi. I have a dr pepper bottle that I cannot for the life of me seem to find the value of. it is a 32 oz. clear glass bottle. it says "commemorative bottle" on it and it also says "76th Annual West Texas Fair and Rodeo". it has a bull rider on a bull next to the date 1976. it is a screw-top cap. I would like to know the rarity and value of this bottle. thanks so much! melanie unger

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From: Stephanie Wilson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dear Sir

Date: 01/22/2006 4:24:25 PM

I have found about 8 old Spring Hill soda bottle in our garage attic from Newark Ohio can you tell me if they are worth anything this company was around when my husband was little around 1960. thanks stephanie Wilson

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From: SHARON HALL

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 01/22/2006 9:05:12 PM

My name is Sue. I have two bottles I found under an old house floor. One is in the shape of a Liberty Bell and has Liberty Bell printed on the front of the bottle. It also has the crack in it. On the bottom it says made in Taiwan. The bottle also has a cork in it. It is approximately 3 inches tall. The lip seam goes all the across the lip. The neck on the bottle leans to one side. It also has 4 rings across the top and bottom of bottle. The bottle is emerald green. Would like to know value of bottle and what was in it. The other bottle is also emerald green. Also says made in Tiawan on the bottom. Is Cathedral brand , Walbridge Co. Dunsmuir, Ca. . Is approximately 2 inches high. The seam is across the lip top. Also has Chief Wando Celebrated Remedy. Bottle is square with indentions on all sides. Would like to know value and what kind of remedy was in it. Thank you in advance.

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From: Joan Acker

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Old Bottle

Date: 01/22/2006 10:19:14 PM

Thank You. Joan

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From: Digger

To: Joan Acker Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2006 12:46 PM

 

Subject: Re: Old Bottle Almost none. dates 1940-1960 Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: Joan Acker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 5:13 PM

 

Subject: Fw: Old Bottle Sorry, forgot to attach pic. with first transmission. Thank you. Joan

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From: Joan Acker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 4:07 PM

 

Subject: Old Bottle Hello, Ran across your site today looking for the scoop on the Smirnoff Company. I have a bottle, will attach a pic. , that seems to be quite old. Has a lid rusted on. has a ribbon across the front with dates 1877-1886-18821896 on it and among other things a square on the back of the bottle with the date 1818 in it. letters: FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE on the top of the neck. Is this of any value? Your site is very interesting. Joan

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From: Bill Jenkins. au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cherry brandy

Date: 01/23/2006 12:52:45 AM

Hi Digger My Mum has a gold painted bottle of cherry brandy full she purchased it from a club that opened in 1951 the bottle was used as a promo it has dimples all over it hope you can help Billy

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From: Johansmei

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: smirnoff bottle

Date: 01/23/2006 6:25:16 AM

i have a bottle thatís 1 gallon ste. Pierre Smirnoff vodka distilled from grain 80 proof 16in. tall no. 2542 Q hartford u. s. a.

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From: Wayne Foch

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Elephant Bottle

Date: 01/23/2006 11:58:30 AM

I have a 7" tall Elephant Shaped Clear glass bottle that looks the same as Grapette Elephant Bottle Bank, however the bottom is not stamped Grapette. I can't make out the company name stamp on the bottom. It looks like "CA___LE PRODUCTS" and "NEWARK, NJ USA ". Can you please shed any light in identifying the company? I've attached a picture of the bottle. Thank you. Attachment N1: Elephant. jpg

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From: Kevin Caplinger

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: SITTING ELEPHANT WINE BOTTLE 32 1/2 TALL

Date: 01/23/2006 12:34:49 PM

I am hoping you can help me out with some information about a wine bottle that I have. The bottle is 32 1/2" tall, 7" wide at the base. The bottle is shaped like and elephant sitting on the floor and it's trunk is pointed straight up in the air to create the neck of the bottle which is about 18" long before you actually get into the body of the sitting elepahant. There is a gold label on the top of the neck of the bottle which reads CASA VENTO, produce of Italy sold USA agents, vento wine import, inc. Cleveland , Ohio. I would say the color of the glass itself is to be some type of green or amber colored glass and to me the bottle appears to have been blown glass. The neck of the bottle which is actually the elephants trunk is ribbed on the top and smooth on the bottom. The base of the bottle is shaped as the body of the elephant and it is looking straight up with it's tusks and trunk to form the neck of the bottle. I have this bottle for about 25 yrs or more and I found the bottle in the attic of my great aunts house. She had passed away so I'm not sure on where she got the bottle or how long she had the bottle. Please help ? I have searched till my fingers were blue on the internet and I have yet to come up with an answer. If you do know anything about the bottle, could you please send me some information on it and the value of it and also if it is worth anything, please let me know if there are collectors out there that may be interested in purchasing the bottle. Thank You for Your Time. Kevin Caplinger

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From: Denise Collier

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Owens-Illinois Mark

Date: 01/23/2006 1:57:03 PM

Hi Digger, I have a bottle and I don't remember if it came in a box lot or if I just bought it cuz' I liked it. Could be anything. Anyway, This bottle is Amber in color and appears to be a flask, the marking appears to be Owens Illinois in the traditional diamond and oval however not the "I" but the small dot in the middle of both. The numbers are what baffle me. the # on the left which should be the plant # is a "0" and the bottom # 7 and the right # 7. It is the zero that has thrown me. It does not appear to have been rubbed or anything. There is no evidence of any # preceding the zero. So my question finally is this. Is it a reproduction. Is it a proto-type? Where is the "0" plant? Thank you very much. I have not but can send a photo. The flask is pretty. It is ornate and depicts and military person on it. Very truly, Denise Collier DCollier01 mail

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From: Don nd4spdcharter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Yellowstone

Date: 01/23/2006 2:51:44 PM

Hello, I have a bottle of Yellowstone Kentucky bourbon that was bottled in 1964. Still in the box the box top is torn off, but the bottle and the rest of the box is in great shape. The bottle it's self has never been open. Can you give me some insight of what it's worth (not that I'm going to sell it) I've had it for 10 yrs now. Thank you so much. Don

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From: lynn gorum

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dear digger from Louisiana

Date: 01/23/2006 11:23:08 PM

Dear Digger   I have an interesting inquiry for you In my family we have a bottle collection somewhere around 6000 bottles ,We are trying to figure out its value various bottles like old snuff jars( 120 in #) wine bottles  ink bottles medicine bottles/ bitter bottles and pop bottles from all eras and brands/ many coca-cola bottles/one old supposed viking bottle ( round bottom and blob top with no inscription) good shape very clear and various color glass bottles and jars  ( clear cobalt green amber milky white) and one old kerr half gallon jar that has kerr on it but the company claims they did NOT make it. . . . . . and modern glass works like decanters for avon in 60' and 70s. . . . and other bottles and jars  what should we do to find out more about what we have and it's value thanks lynn gorum         318 793 2832 thanks many whiskey and wine bottles  also

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From: Steve Crowell bestpartition

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: puzzling bottle/vial

Date: 01/24/2006 3:22:50 AM

What is this? A three hundred year old tree blew over in our yard. It has a 14' root ball, is about 5' in diameter and was about 70' tall. My neighbor tells me it is where the bottles were discarded going back to circa 1880-1920. We have found a few dozen very old bottles with very little effort. This one has us puzzled. The striations seem to be machined finger-grips. The striations are not evenly or proportionally spaced when viewed from the side so both sides can be seen) They do not seem to be spaced in such a way that would indicate that they are demarcations for measurement. It's a flute that narrows from the bottom to the neck - inside. The 'find' that I think is most unique - is an airplane bottle, "Spirit of Freedom/Liberty" that once contained candy with a propeller cap. We have old gin, Listerine, whiskey (not whiskey), beer, and a plethora of snake oil vendor bottles. They are brown, green, blue, uneven, mold lines machined off, . all the indications, that I've found. that they are old. I can wait. Thanx. Steve Crowell Attachment N1: image001. jpg

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From: jan hjcicon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: John Wayne Ceramic Decanter

Date: 01/24/2006 10:50:30 AM

 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: John Wayne Ceramic Decanter

Date: 1/23/06 Hello Digger. We have this approx. 19" tall John Wayne Limited Edition Ceramic Decanter. We do not have the original box. It is Made by The Mike Wayne Distilling Co. from Bardstown , KY. it contained 750 ml. of 80 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey which is empty. It is very dark in color, I am not sure if it is tarnished or black and copper or perhaps gold. It is in great shape, I understand there is a series of 4 . Any clues as to how old, and a fair market value. Thanks in advance for your help. I would love to have pictures of all 4. Thank you, Jan Cicon hjcicon Attachment N1: 31b. jpg

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From: Steven Chase

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Faces of the world

Date: 01/24/2006 12:50:18 PM

My name is Steven Chase I live in Indianapolis, and I also have some bottles I was wondering how much they were worth. And would you be willing to part with Blackbeard the Pirate?

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From: Steven Chase

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Oops. .

Date: 01/24/2006 12:58:32 PM

I thought you were the one with the bottles. Anyway do you know how much they are worth? Could you also find or give the person that sent you that email my email so they can contact me? My father owned the whole set but when I was 4 I broke one. And I would love to find Blackbeard for him. Thanks again ,Steve Chase

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From: TM tmiblueyonder. co. uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 2500 year old bottle

Date: 01/24/2006 1:24:55 PM

Hi Digger, I have a glass bottle that I dug up from a Roman Garrison dating during the invasion of Great Britain. That will be 500BC. I'll send you some photographs soon. For now let me know your views. Regards TM . co. uk

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From: David & Joy Levers dlevers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 01/24/2006 6:11:43 PM

Hi I have just started to redo my old house of 200 years old and came upon this bottle it is marked C. Curd & Co cold & silver medals for ginger ales etc. MONTREAL It has a round bottom and is very thick could you please tell me a little more on this. Thanks David

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From: desso dessotdstelme

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hi Digger

Date: 01/24/2006 6:28:02 PM

I have a large antique green glass bottle that is approx. 27" high and 56" in circumference. There is no writing anywhere on it that I can see but I have had it for over 30 years. I purchased it in upstate New York in an old barn. I am thinking that maybe because of its size it is not considered a bottle, but perhaps a jug or something of that nature. It has a small 2 or 3 " opening at the top. Anything that you could tell me about this and what the value might be would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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From: robert mullen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ginger cordial

Date: 01/24/2006 6:30:56 PM

Hi Digger I hate to waste your time but I came across a full un opened bottle sealed with wax around the cork of a (I think It was Homers but not sure) of ginger cordial, as I said full had a tax stamp over top ,amber color bottle ,round ,black and white label (alc ?%) bottled by Lash on back of bottled with raised letters selling for $28. 00 can you tell me more about this and if I could get more for it sorry I can't think of anything else ? thanks BOB --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Justin Benttinen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 01/24/2006 8:59:40 PM

Hello I am a novice bottle collector and have a few questions. Firstly, I have a question about blown flasks. Here is the link to an item that I just purchased off of e-bay http://cm. ebay/cm/ck/1065-29392-2357-0?uid=291096760&site=0&ver=EOIBSA080805&lk=ItemDescriptionANDimage&Item=6245487343 I was wondering if you could tell me anything about the bottle. Additionally, have purchased a flask from an antiques dealer that is described as follows: About 6 inches, globular, broken ribs (about 20 or so), tooled top, pontil and in a medium brownish yellow with lots of bubbles. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, J Benttinen Rhode Island

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From: Llorijoe4

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: national temperance drink

Date: 01/24/2006 6:31:29 PM

Digger I recently was over my in-laws and found an old bottle National Temperance Drink and A. M Patent 1872 on back . I can't find any information on it anywhere. I hope you can shed some light on it and maybe an asking price. I did manage to find out it has to do with Hires Rootbeer. Iím an avid general bottle and relic "Digger" myself but enjoy knowing and telling the history on my collection sincerely, Joseph Sparacia Gloucester, Va P. S. NICE SITE!

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From: handleyl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: HENRY`THREE CHLORIDES

Date: 01/24/2006 9:35:18 PM

Mr digger I have a bottle that is 7 1/4x 3in. Dark amber so dark it looks like black glass . Neck 2 1/2 down to rounded shoulders seam stops before neck. On the base of bottle henry`s three chlorides. ( embossed). Looking at the sun it. S still hard to see the true color of it. The bottle was dug in mobile the other bottles were dated to the 1870s . I think it was a med bottle . Thank s for having a place to ask ??? Earl

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From: Diane Gunter dmg1945-internet

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wells, Miller & Provost bottle

Date: 01/25/2006 11:29:54 AM

Dear Digger, I have recently visited (Jan. 25, 2006) your website and found my querys to you in the December 2005 Questions I Get. I did not see an answer from you about my query to you on the Wells, Miller & Provost bottle. You said briefly it was a 1850's Western bottle and you did not have time to dig up the history of it. There's really no rush to answer my query but I am eager to know about this bottle's history. Also where can I find information about the company that made this bottle - Wells, Miller & Provost. Your answer to my query would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Diane Gunter 1850s Western bottle. I do not have time tonight to check the history but there is a bit written about the company. Bottle value $100-150 Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: "Diane Gunter" dmg1945-internet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 3:18 PM

 

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

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From: Megadisaster

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. W. B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin. . . . . seems never been opened

Date: 01/25/2006 8:19:38 AM

Years ago, while digging up a floor in a old building, I found a brown bottle (approx 6 inches tall) The front has Dr. W. B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin. The left side: Monticello, Illinois . The right side: Dr. W. B. Caldwell, Inc. It still has the medicine in it. It has a cork instead of a lid. Years ago, a friend took the cork out to smell the substance, but I haven't tried again, I am afraid it could break the cork considering how old it could be. Could you give me any info? thanks, Carmen

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From: Sawotton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 01/25/2006 10:48:51 AM

hello, I have a box of 12 homoeopathic tubes containing pills like kali brom, arnica,ignatia etc the tubes are corked, on the box it says by appointment to h. m. the king, a. nelson &co ltd 73 duke street grovenor square london, please could you give me any info thank you

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From: Kim Crawford

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Can you give me an appraisal please?

Date: 01/25/2006 3:58:24 PM

Digger, I'm trying to find out some info for a friend. He has an un-opened bottle of Old Oscar Pepper bourbon. It is a 1 quart, brown round bottle. I think the lip would be a applied double collar. It has a red series III internal revenue tax paid sticker over the cap of the bottle with the number 18-5938198 printed on it. My friend thinks this is from 1898. The label is in great condition with a little bent corner. It also has a green Michigan liquor control commission stamp on it with a red number of 99c74574 printed on that. it says it was distilled by Frankfort Distilleries-incorporated - Louisville , KY. , Baltimore , MD. The bottom of the bottle has a bumpy surface and some numbers D11 65-42. Can you tell me how much this is worth or direct me to a website where I can find out more information? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Kimberly Crawford

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From: Jay M. Shultz

To: Jay Shultz

Subject: Old Bottle HELP!!!!!

Date: 01/25/2006 4:15:06 PM

HI, I only collect old bottles of all varities that have a Judaica relation. Bottles that have Jewish Six Pointed Stars of David, or Yiddish/hebrew writing, kosher etc. . . I have about 100 in my collection and I am building a website dedicated to them. One of the companies that I foucs on is Hartwig Kantorowicz. They were a Jewish company from Posen, Germany that used a Jewish Star as their logo. . . but many distilleries in the US and Europe used the Jewish star. I was hoping that you could help me locate more. Would you have any to sell or know where I could get more or whom I could contact to find more? Also, in terms of the auctions, I cannot really keep track of them. Do you know how I could have them monitored for bottles that I coudl be interested in? Thanks and I look forward to speaking with you soon!!!!-Jay from New Jersey

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From: Judy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: P1010014

Date: 01/25/2006 6:31:03 PM

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From: Radfordjmdeb

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Candle Wine Bottle

Date: 01/25/2006 6:46:24 PM

I have a wine bottle that is also a candle in the top bottle is 17 " tall. Vento of Italy is written on the bottle. Label has three coins in two places. #375/P1 It contains one pint of dry red wine. We would like to know the value of this bottle. If at all possible. Came from the Vento wine import, Inc Cleveland, Ohio.

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From: Tracy Cook tcook14carolina

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glasco jars

Date: 01/25/2006 8:18:03 AM

Hi- I have a set of 3 Glasco medical jars, cotton, gauze, bandages. They are all glass with glass lids and the label is like paper inside the glass. How can I find out if these have any value and how old they are? Thanks for your help. Tracy, Charlotte NC

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From: John Porter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

Date: 01/26/2006 4:49:03 PM

we have got a herman jansen clear glass bottle made in 1777 have you any details on it and how much it would be worth . on the bottle it says ANNO 1777. please reply .

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From: Cindy Leedham

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: DIGGER CAN YOU HELP IDENTIFY THE YEAR ON THESE BOTTLES!

Date: 01/26/2006 9:49:13 AM

We are from Pembroke , Ontario; CANADA. We have found old wine bottles. 1- 3 green round bottles 11 inches in height, has a small triangle on the bottom of the bottles. All 3 green bottles are different shades of green. 2- Have one green square bottle. It is dark green, has a diamond on the bottom with the letter "D" inside the diamond, and the height is 8 1/2 ". 3- I have another dark blackish-green round bottle, 9 inches in height, on the bottom of the bottle it has a capital "W" & the number 17 and another capital "P". 4-Have a dark brown amber round bottle 11 inches in height. On the bottom it has 3 round circle, from quarter size to another larger size about a quarter of an inch apart. 5- Have 2 clear bottles. The one bottle is round with a big number 3 at the bottom and is 12 inches in height. The other clear bottle is 11" 1/2 in height, on the bottom reads A4E under that it reads R18 under that it reads UGB. 6-We have a square bottle clear that's 8"1/2 inches in height , on the bottom has a small diamond with the letter "D" inside the diamond. It has number 12 with a small number 12 over it. 7- Have a round square dark green bottle 11 inches in height, on the bottom it has a small triangle. All the bottles we have have bubbles inside inside the glass and all cork screw type. We collect old bottles for a hobby and enjoy the beauty and history of them. We also have 15 types of medicine bottles. Some we've history on and the others we don't. Cindy & George PEMBROKE , ONTARIO

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From: Gerry Onimo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bacardi 1876

Date: 01/26/2006 11:08:32 AM

hi, Please can you tell me whether a pristine unopened bottle of Bacardi from 1876, the first year they won the gold medal, is worth? Is it of interest to anyone? thank you for your help, I have scoured the net and can find nothing gerry Aldridge

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From: Barncat

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Farmhouse diggins

Date: 01/26/2006 11:56:39 AM

Hello Digger, As a teen in Vermont I haunted the old dumps and have carried my finds from place to place for 45 years. . can't seem to give them up. . worthless or not. I now live in South Carolina, and my husband and I own an old homestead from the early 1800's, one of the few in the area. It had been through many incarnations, and unfortunately the home was lost a few years ago to fire, a very tragic story. My question is this: Would the deed be a good place to start on determining the exact age of the place, and is there ever an indicator as to where the privy might have been within that paperwork filed with the county. The land has been wiped pretty much clean, I do know where the foundation is exactly, and where the old barn sat, and the well. Got any ideas? I am going to try to find a photo of the house before the fire. . and possibly that might show something. . I have got the fever again. By the way, there is an old outhouse across the street at the back of an older home, now deserted. . . from the 30's on to the early sixties. . . think I should go for it, with permission of course. . ? Could you use another picture for your site, I'll take one and mail it to ya! Greatly appreciate your site, just starting to catalog and research my finds. . ain't rich yet. . . . Cheryl Thorp

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From: Kim McCarty

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found 2 old bottles

Date: 01/26/2006 1:21:10 PM

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to read this. We found an old clear bottle Labeled "Hinds Almond Cream" from the A S Hinds Co. in Bloomfield NJ. The bottle is about 4in. glass with a metal screw on lid. The lettering is right on the glass. Looks to be in good shape I didn't wash it for fear of damaging it or the lid. Nothing is in the bottle. Our 2nd one is a clear glass bottle about 1 1/2 in. tall looks like it would of had a cork in it but nothing was in it. The glass has like ribbing in going up all sides. The only other detail is on the bottom, what looks to be 00 (zero's or O's) with a line in the middle of them both going horizontally through them. THe bottle is square maybe 1/2 inch wide. Thatís all I can tell you about it. Thank you for your time Kim

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From: Frank Gattis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1938 Clorox Bottle

Date: 01/26/2006 2:09:10 PM

I just found an old Clorox bottle (dated 1938) in a creekbed. Can you tell me the approximate value? Frank D. Gattis, Vice President

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From: HaskellsBabyGirl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help

Date: 01/26/2006 9:19:48 AM

I found an old bottle, it looks like it was put together with squares (patchwork) its bluish-green, and has PLU (raised letters) on the bottom it looks like a man with a sword, or flag behind him. . . someone said it may be a man with a dog. any help would be appreciated. Dawn

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From: PEGSWAY PEGSWAY

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 01/26/2006 3:04:37 PM

Howdy, ok here goes, found a bottle in an old barn years ago, perfect condition and can email pictures. Cannot find any information on this bottle if it is worth anything. Description below. Bottle is green glass name on bottom of bottle is " cevin " - no date bottle is 46 inches tall, with cork still in it. Bottom is a coiled up snake and the snake goes all the way up to the top of the bottle, where it's head is - the bottle is awesome and people have asked to buy it off of me, I keep it in a safe place, and just hold on to it, as I think it is truly unique and beautiful. I have tried the internet to no avail to find out anything about this truly unique liquor bottle. Is there anywhere that you can refer me to, or know anything about it or who I should ask. Let me know if you would like to see pictures. Thanks for your time. Thanks for any information. Peg the cowgirl grandma

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From: Tracy Jamesson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question

Date: 01/26/2006 3:40:07 PM

Aloha, I just came upon your website and thought you could help me with this bottle we just found. It is made of thick glass with a round bottom. It is not able to stand up. Looks kind of like a soda bottle. It has a kind of metal stopper in it. It is about 8-10 inches in height and looks to be of a light green coloring. On the side it says Crystal Bottling. On the bottom is says Trade Mark JAP. Do you know how much this is worth if anything at all. I also have little round glass orbs that people tell me Hawaiians used to use for fishing floaters. Mine is about 4 inches in diameter. Any idea about those? Thank you for your time and knowledge.

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From: tebunton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old bottle

Date: 01/26/2006 6:20:15 PM

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

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From: mattie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Can you Help me?

Date: 01/26/2006 7:59:40 PM

I have a tin that reads "Amolin, The Personal Deodorant Powder, The Norwich Pharmacal Company, Norwich, N. Y. ". Do you have any idea how old this could be. I can't find any info online about The Norwich Pharmacal Co. . The tin says 35 cents and it's 2 oz. . I also have a bottle of Kwik Kleen Cleaning Fluid with box. This also says $25,000 Bonded Health-O Quality Products by The Milson Co. , Cincinnati, Ohio. I have gone as far as to mail the historical society in cincinnati with no response. There is no record of the Milson Co. at the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. I'm a single mom, work two jobs, trying to make some extra money. It would be nice to know how much these are worth. Thank You, Matti

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From: tombonaccorso

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle cover or bottle safe????

Date: 01/26/2006 8:01:52 PM

it looks like an English gentleman it stands 15" high can you help with its origin, date value; tom bonaccorso Titusville florida; Attachment N1: MVC-534S~. jpg Attachment N2: MVC-536S. jpg

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From: Ijnuo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 01/26/2006 8:42:32 PM

i am wanting to know if you could tell me about the old bottle that I found. it is about 5-6" tall, clear, and triangle shaped with metal cap and hinge. the bottom of bottle says what looks like hiac&hiac edinburgh scotland. toward the top of the bottle it says 'federal law Forbids the sale or reuse of this bottle'. it looks old and I would like to know what it was used for.

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From: Maarten Hoogeweegen.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 01/27/2006 5:00:37 AM

Dear Sir, I came across your query about the Hulstkamp bottle on the internet. Please be informed that the Hulstkamp distillery in Rotterdam was co-founded by my family Hoogeweegen and that the family has been owner of this distillery since 1775. We sold the distillery to Heineken during the seventies and the brand is not anymore available on the market. The bottle you have is certainly a collectors item as this was one of the prestigious bottles of the distillery. In Rotterdan there still is the Hulstkamp building, which now is a party location with beautiful party rooms and a small museum in which the history of the distillery and building is set out together with recipees for the jenever and this kind of old bottles. . If you ever come to the Netherlands it is worthwhile visiting. Please find below a link to antique bottles, which may be of interest to you. If you serve to the name Hulstkamp in Googles you may find a lot of other interesting links. Kind regards Maarten Hoogeweegen (Embedded image moved to file: pic09930. jpg)

Subject: What a Crock

Date: 02-12-2004 Dear Digger, I am a novice bottle collector, mostly blown glass mfg. bottles from digs and trench finds. While demo'ing a building in Jersey City, NJ recently, I came across an unopened, sealed crock complete with labels and seal/ stamp. I'm guessing it was probably made sometime around 1920. Is there a market value for this type bottle and condition? Description: Brown crock. Height 10- inches. Paper labels top, front center and front bottom. Paper label at top surrounding the cork seal. Dutch writing along ribbon ends. Center in English states: By Appointment to H. R. H. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. Embossed at top front: FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE. Front center label: HULSTKAMP beneath a trade mark photo showing an early European looking bald headed man with long sideburns, wearing a suit and holding up a glass. Front lower label (shows trademark picture as a watermark) : DISTILLED HOLLANDS GIN 4/5 QUART DISTILLED FROM GRAIN 85 PROOF This crock contains the well - known genuine HULSTKAMP SCHIEDAM DISTILLED GIN of prime quality. bottled by us, Kindly see that our stamped capsule and the cork with our brand are intact and have not been tampered with. MADE BY HULSTKAMP & ZOON & MOLIjN-ROTTERDAM. PRODUCT OF THE NETTHERLANDS MAYNARD & CHILD INC. BALTIMORE (MARYLAND) SOLE U. S. A. DISTRIBUTORS IMPORTED BY: JAMES J. CLARK & CO. JERSEY CITY (NEW JERSEY) Embossed at lower rear: HULSTKAMP & ZOON & MOLYN ROTTERDAM Thank you in advance for your reply, Richard Brody Millstone, New Jersey Attachments: HULATKAMP%20crock-%201. jpg Maarten Hoogeweegen Attachment N1: pic09930. jpg

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From: tlope92

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

Subject: Hires Rootbeer jug

Date: 01/27/2006 7:28:56 AM

I hope you can help me out? I have a Hires Rootbeer 5 gal jug and wood crate dated 1901. Is this worth anything?

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From: t. gallagherns.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old 7up bottle

Date: 01/27/2006 7:47:40 AM

Could you tell me the rarity and age ? the seam seems to go over the lip/mouth. It's a 10 oz in very good condition. has the words"co ravigote" "no deposit no refund"on the side. The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments: Shortcut

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From: ccdi

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Green bottles/Retirement

Date: 01/26/2006 5:52:07 PM

Dear Digger, Before you retire can you tell me more about the following companies who put gin in green bottles and sent them off down the West African coast. I am particularly interested in dates ie when it started and when it ended: V HOYTEMA, JJW PETERS, CW HERWIG and J FERD NAGEL. By the way who have you trained and passed your knowledge on to? K Adeleke

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From: Digger

To: ccdi Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 12:32 PM

 

Subject: Re: Green bottles Good question. If you start at the early years. . . many are there. I have not been able to keep up but I retire in four months. . . hope to do so.

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From: ccdi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 7:26 PM

 

Subject: Green bottles But where are the answers to the questions? K Adeleke

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From: ericvanderwekke

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: charles gulden bottle

Date: 01/27/2006 10:03:46 PM

2/27/06 I saw this gulden bottle question on your site from 10/05/02, I also found one identical to brads. Would appreciate any information. Thanks Eric vander wekke http://www. bottlebooks/questions/Oct2002/botlle_0001oct02. jpg Saturday, October 05, 2002 1: 04 AM

Subject: Charles Gulden bottle? Dear sir, I would appreciate any information about a bottle manufactured by Charles G(C)ulden of New York. Attached is a bitmap file of approximate size and shape of bottle. Color is purple with a seem running up both sides to the top of first rib. Neck appears to be pressed onto top of bottle. Bubbles in glass. On bottom Charles G(C)ulden of New York. Thank you in advance for your input. Yours truly, Brad Smothers. DEBORAH ANN MAY, Attachment N1: Pie Charts Bkgrd. jpg

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From: Rick rix27rcn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Stoneware bottle question

Date: 01/27/2006 10:18:53 PM

I wonder if you have ever seen this one. . . . it's about 11" tall. Thanks Rick Attachment N1: MVC-za010S. jpg

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From: FIVEXAMOM

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: JOHN WAYNE AMERICAN WHISKEY BOTTLE

Date: 01/27/2006 6:38:20 PM

I have an old whiskey bottle that has a brass type head that looks like john Wayne. It says on the label distilled in Kentucky & bottled by mike Wayne distilling company Bardstown , Kentucky. It still has whiskey in the bottom it is very stout smelling. It has a seal on it but it has been broken looks like just from being old. It has a gold plaque on the front that says john Wayne American. The base is square and black glass. Can you please tell me where I can find out more about this? Thanks jodi bell--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: HChris6902cs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: John Wayne bust bottle

Date: 01/28/2006 10:12:17 AM

I have a John Wayne bottle in the shape of a head and shoulders bust from Mike Wayne distillery. It is unopened with the seal intact and the original box, what is a value on this. It was purchased in the 70's--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Katherinechayes

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: S. S. Inc.

Date: 01/28/2006 1:34:04 PM

I have recently purchased my old family home and during our renovation, with in the walls we found a bottle. It is all clear glass and looks like a soda bottle, with no mark except on the bottom there is "s. S. Inc. " do you have any idea what that means? The house was built in the early 1900's. Any information would be great. Thanks , Katherine

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From: Beth Webb

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wine bottle from portugal

Date: 01/28/2006 6:50:57 PM

Dear sir: I have come across a wine bottle, and in searching on the Internet, your site was the only one that hit with a reference to it. Do you have any advice about what I might have? It is a green glass wine bottle coated with a brick brown coloring. Around the bottom edge it says j. m. da fonseca azeitao portugal. On the bottom it has ba 694 7. 4 I cannot determine a date, but am not sure if the numbers on the bottom might tell me. I am new in trying to collect antiques and am wondering if I have anything of value here. Do you have any advice? Thanks for your time. Beth

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From: Sstickovitch

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Big Crosby's 30th Decanter

Date: 01/28/2006 3:02:39 PM

Hello, I am hoping you might be able to help me. We just purchased a decanter today at a local auction. It is Bing Crosby's 30th Decanter. This one still has the seal intact and filled with Jim Beam. Any ideas of the value? Thank you! Sandra Attachment N1: decanter_back. jpg Attachment N2: decanter_front. jpg

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From: Lynn Kennedy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about a bottle that washed up on the beach!

Date: 01/28/2006 8:18:51 PM

Hi I found a bottle today that I think might be pretty old! It is 8. 5 inches tall and 4. 5 inched across it's widest point. It does have a tin screw top. There is a picture embossed (raised glass) on the front of a man w/glasses portrait style w/ mill on the left and a house on the right shown on either side, Above the picture it says " Federal Law Forbids sale or re-use of this bottle" Around the bottom from the right side going around the back to the left side (not in the front) it has a few names (raised glass) Harry E Wilken Jr * Harry E Wilken Sr. * William L or F Wilken ---there is a #4 above the H on Harry E Wilken Jr's name. All look like signatures It is clear glass and on the sides are stems of wheat(?) going up to the curve of the bottle. The bottom is smooth with letters D230 a round type symbol and m1645 There is clear liquid in it (some sand as well!) Thanks for your help and I will continue to review your website for an answer!! Lynn Kennedy

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From: HestandJEcs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: small bottle

Date: 01/28/2006 5:03:25 PM

Aloha, Sir, my son has found a small (2 1/2 " tall) flask shaped (clear thick glass) bottle with the label "Whitehurst"molded virtically along it's side, in the Amelia River just off Fernandina Beach Florida , our residence. The bottom of the little bottle is quite erroded from sand or silt movement. I am certain it is quite old due to the erosion on the base. Have you any idea as to it's origin, use, date and place of manufacture? It is really an interesting piece and we would both like to know where it came from. Thank you for your time! James and Chris (my son) Hestand

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From: william tatman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle of black & white scotch whiskey

Date: 01/28/2006 11:06:12 PM

Digger, I have a full bottle of Black & white scotch whiskey never opened still has bottling label on the cap that says one quart bottle is green in color has black and white terriers on front and back signed by james buchanan and limited written after signature it is a bottle taken from a case sent to vietnam in 1967 does this bottle of scotch have any value? Thank You for your time Bill Tatman

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From: Bll9Sto

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1932 2 1/4 gal. jug

Date: 01/29/2006 5:14:10 AM

hey I have looked all over the enter net for this bottle but no luck do you have any thing on it

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From: tracie bunton

To: 'Digger' jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Old bottle

Date: 01/29/2006 12:16:32 PM

Okay, thanks. I have visited your site which was very helpful in learning some of the terms to describe it. I will send you a photo. Thank you for responding. Tracie _____

From: Digger [mail

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

 

To: tebunton

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

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From: tebunton

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

 

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

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From: mail. accessus

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 01/29/2006 11:57:08 AM

I found this bottle in the woods in Southern Illinois about 3 weeks ago. It is 8. 5" tall, 3" wide, and 1. 5" thick. On the underside of the bottle, there are three numbers in the center (393 or 993), and one number on the far left, turned sideways (4), and one letter to the far right, turned sideways (F). On the front of the bottle are the words HERB JUICE, printed diagonally. The bottle is clear, and appears to be in good shape. The bottle has a collar on the neck, about 1" below the base of the lip. It appears to be a cork stopper type bottle. I am not a bottle collector, but I do like to collect old and antique objects of all kinds. According to the terminology that I have seen, thwidth=e bottle appears to have been made by machine, as there are two seams running up two of the four corners of the bottle, from the bottom, all the way to the base of the lip. I hope that with the description and the pics, you can help me to determine when and where the bottle was made, and also how much it is worth, if anything. Attachment N1: 00000051. jpg Attachment N2: 00000046. jpg

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From: J Roschuk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rare beer bottle

Date: 01/29/2006 1:19:48 PM

I have a Canadian beer bottle that is one of a kind. It has a unique manufacturing flaw . which is a glass bridge inside the bottle suspended from side to side inside the bottle approximately at the centre of the bottle. How can I confirm the value of this bottle Thank you Jon Roschuk

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From: vincent rotondi

To: Jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: history and value on l & w bottle

Date: 01/29/2006 4:54:30 PM

hey digger, I found this bottle with an L & W in cursive on it, aqua color and about 8 inches tall 3. 5 inches wide. Iím wondering if it's a lorenz & wightman from the 1860-1870 range and what it's value is? the condition is excellent but i'm not sure how or if I should clean it, look forward to your knowledge on this. thanks, vince

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From: Onebackcs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey decanter

Date: 01/29/2006 12:49:42 PM

i have a whiskey decanter in the shape of the state of alaska, with the hoffman distillery co. , stamped on the bottom, dated 1975, showing the alaska pipeline, I cant find anything on it, can u help, tried finding the hoffman distillery, with no luck, thanks for any information you can give me.

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From: Ron Clevenger ronc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Upper 10 Bottle

Date: 01/29/2006 6:21:23 PM

I have a Upper 10 bottle. Green with yellow trim, 12 oz. . Upper 10 at the top of the bottle. King Size Upper 10 Pick You Up with Double White Lines above the lettering and below. Shows Bottled by NEHI Bottling Co. Ashland , Ky. The bottom of the bottle has G-2906 duroglos 3 (1) 59 17 Bottle is in good shape. Any value? Thanks, Ron

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From: Fan49ersfan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 01/29/2006 3:39:40 PM

I have a small glass jar that I have not been able to identify. Could you please tell me what kind of jar this might be? It has a divider at the top. I have attached some pictures for you to look at. Thanks for your time and effort. Toby Jackson Attachment N1: IMG_0308. jpg Attachment N2: IMG_0310. jpg

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From: djeanj2 djeanj2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pennrich 1874

Date: 01/29/2006 8:56:07 PM

i have a bottle of pennrich 1874, schaumweim medium dry, violet, Germany can you tell me about what its worth? thanks, david

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From: Mms3millscs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: WE NEED INFO ON A BOTTLE

Date: 01/29/2006 4:30:29 PM

Hello. We have a Ricksecker`s Sweet Clover Cologne Bottle. . . can you tell us anything about it? Thanks, M

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From: Rosesinger1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: LARGE CRISA BOTTLE?

Date: 01/29/2006 6:22:40 PM

Hi I have a large bottle with the words crisa made in Mexico 789lts gallon bottle I think most info is correct . Is this a large water bottle or old milk bottle? And is it worth anything? And any idea how old it might be? Any information greatly appreciated. Thank you deb

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From: Troy Kleasner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: leather covered bottle information

Date: 01/30/2006 12:44:34 AM

I'm not sure what else I can tell you that the pictures don't show. The cork is broke off in the bottle just below the lip of the bottle. I bought it a garage sale for $. 50 and the taped on price tag is the strange whitish coloration on top of the symbol with the c with a circle in the middle. I would want to know if it was worth anything and what it's used for and by who and when. I see some type of gravy separator or it's just shaped like that to pour something into small containers???? Whatever you know about this bottle I would love to know. I don't think I can recall ever seeing a glass bottle in this shape before, much less covered in leather. Thanks, Troy Attachment N1: P1010001. jpg Attachment N2: P1010002. jpg Attachment N3: P1010003. jpg Attachment N4: P1010004. jpg Attachment N5: P1010005. jpg Attachment N6: P1010006. jpg Attachment N7: P1010007. jpg Attachment N8: P1010016. jpg Attachment N9: P1010017. jpg Attachment N10: P1010019. jpg Attachment N11: P1010020. jpg

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From: Andrea Taylor & Gord Lustya

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ever seen?

Date: 01/30/2006 10:58:57 AM

Hello Digger, There was an old dump on my parents farm. We tore down an old shed and found the dump underneath. Mostly tins and broken glass, but some were intact. Two that I have tried to date are as follows: 1. Brown glass Noxema jar, name embossed on bottom, similar size to the blue jar. 2. Brown glass Lysol bottle, approx 5" tall with a 3/4" neck, name embossed on side below neck, twice. No threaded top, it has a flat lip around the top. Was corked when found with 1/2" on black liquid inside. The cork disintegrated during cleaning, black liquid gave a strong ammonia smell. I expect these are 1900-1930 but cannot confirm. Is this the early renditions of these products packaging? Any idea when the package change occurred? Any info greatly appreciated. Gord Lusty Toronto, Ont.

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From: Imwellenuf

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bayer Aspirin Bottle

Date: 01/30/2006 7:48:25 AM

I found an old Beyer Aspirin screw top bottle about 3" tall & 1 1/2" wide w/ BAYER ASPIRIN embossed on both SIDES of the bottle. There is no label (I found it in the ground), the cap reads BAYER x2 crossing the Y, the bottom reads 2 1(w/ a circle around it) O and underneath that it has an 18. The bottle has all the pills in it and has never been unopened. I am just curious as to it's value if any. Thanks for your time, Jenni

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From: Willie bem6093consolidated

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: quinine bottle

Date: 01/30/2006 2:45:36 PM

Digger. . If my early memory serves me correct, my mum used to give me a toothpick of quinine on occasion, out of a small blue bottle, about 1 inch tall and 3/4 inch wide, large mouth with a cork in it. This would be in East Texas . I have looked high and low for such: No luck. Am I crazy? Willie

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From: Rhonda Underwood rmu0529direcway

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: clorox bottle

Date: 01/18/2006 10:55:06 PM

I purchased an amber Clorox bottle that is about 7 inches tall. It has a picture of a man holding a fish on it. On the bottom of the bottle there is a number 14. Can you tell me anything about it? Thanks Rhonda

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From: CANDYGIRLB38

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD MED BOTTLE

Date: 01/30/2006 10:58:33 AM

I have a Saginaw medicine co. Bottle w/ tin dosage cup and I can not find a value for it according to illustrations for determining age it is from before 1880 it is clear and about 10 in. Tall and rectangular any info would be great. Thank you for your time. Candy

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From: todd clay tkcnctc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle apprasial

Date: 01/30/2006 4:10:22 PM

i have a jack danials whiskey bottle, cork type, the name is etched [raised] you can see air bubbles in the glass ,any idea of the value? thanks

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From: tracie bunton tebunton

To: 'Digger' jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Old bottle

Date: 01/31/2006 8:10:20 AM

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

From: Digger [mail

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

 

To: tebunton

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

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From: tebunton

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

 

Subject: Old bottle Hi, I have a bottle I bought at at Baltimore yard sale. The bottle is a flask, open pontil, aqua, about 8-9 inches tall. The lip is flared but then it has a slightly thickened area below the lip. There are bubbles all through it and it is embossed on one side with a crude molten glass stamp with a figure that looks like a revolutionary soldier with a musket. It is very rough looking (meaning not at all fancy) and a bit lopsided, as if it were made for function, certainly not for beauty. I can't see any chips or cracks, though. I was wondering about the value if you could guess, or how I might go about figuring it out. Thanks. Tracie Attachment N1: Bottle TEB. pdf

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From: Tracy Jamesson TJamessonpanachedm

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Question

Date: 01/31/2006 3:32:44 PM

Aloha Digger, I hope these are clear enough for you to see. Thank you so much for taking the time to look at these. You should be able to make out the words on the sides of the bottle. They are as follows: Pic#2 Honolulu - Pic#3 H. I. - Pic#5 Crystal - Pic#7 Soda Works - Pic#8 Bottle Stopper - Pic#9 Trade Mark JAP (Bottom of the bottle) Again many mahalo's on any information you could provide. Mahalo, Tracy

From: Digger [mail

To:jaok20@bottlebooks. com] Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 6:08 AM

 

To: Tracy Jamesson

Subject: Re: Question If the Crystal bottling is a Hawaiian bottle then yes, it is probably quite valuable. Send a picture. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger ----- Original Message ----- From: Tracy Jamesson mail

To:TJamessonpanachedm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 3:40 PM

 

Subject: Question Aloha, I just came upon your website and thought you could help me with this bottle we just found. It is made of thick glass with a round bottom. It is not able to stand up. Looks kind of like a soda bottle. It has a kind of metal stopper in it. It is about 8-10 inches in height and looks to be of a light green coloring. On the side it says Crystal Bottling. On the bottom is says Trade Mark JAP. Do you know how much this is worth if anything at all. I also have little round glass orbs that people tell me Hawaiians used to use for fishing floaters. Mine is about 4 inches in diameter. Any idea about those? Thank you for your time and knowledge. Attachment N1: Bottle9. jpg Attachment N2: Bottle3. jpg Attachment N3: Bottle5. jpg Attachment N4: Bottle7. jpg Attachment N5: Bottle8. jpg Attachment N6: Bottle2. jpg

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From: NIKKIW0511

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old overholt whiskey

Date: 01/31/2006 11:22:27 AM

I have a bottle of whiskey that I am trying to find out the value of this bottle. It is a bottle of old overholt whiskey. This bottle is a sealed bottle never opened. On the bottle it has a caution notice and states: This bottle has been filled and stamped under the provisions of the act of Congress, approved March 3, 1897, entitled "An art to allow the bottling of distilled spirits in bond. " Any person who shall reuse this bottle for the purpose of containing distilled spirits, without removing and destroying the stamp affixed to this bottle, or who shall reuse the stamp affixed to the bottle, will be liable for each such offense to a fine of not less than One hundred or more than One thousand dollars, and to imprisonment for not more than two years. Under that is says: For medicinal purposed only. Sale or use for other purposes will cause heavy penalties to be inflicted. Pure Rye Whiskey. 100 PROOF. ONE PINT. PERMIT A. OVERHOLT & CO. Dist. W. H. PA-A-35 MADE FALL 1914 NO. 3 On the front of the bottle above the stamp it has FULL PINT imprinted and on the back it has A Overholt Co REC. U-S PAT. OFF. On the seal ove the lip of the bottle it has: one pint A. Overholt & Co. Distillery No 3, 23rd dist. Penn. Then it has 1416831-12. Bottled Spring 1929 Made Fall 1914 Thanks, Nicole

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From: Sue Witters pswittchartermi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Faces of the World Wine Bottles - Casa Vento

Date: 01/31/2006 7:53:24 PM

Digger, We have the following full wine decanters from: Casa Vento Faces of the World Ceramic Decanter Collection Product of Italy Sole USA Agents Vento Wine Import/Inc. Cleveland OH 44111 Sea Captain 7801 American Indian Chief 7802 Scottish Bagpiper 7803 Islander 7804 Chinese Warlord 7805 King Tut 7806 Leprechaun 7807 Blackbeard (full body) 7808 Arabic Sheik 7809 Napoleon 7810 Russian Cossack 7811 Freedom Loving Parisian 7812 We've been told they were sold by an area "party store" in the 1970's. Could you give us an idea as to their value? Thanks, Sue

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From: Eric Hentschke

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 01/31/2006 9:22:19 PM

Hello. I found your address on a site for old bottles. I have a bottle that is very intriguing and wonder if you can help me identify its makers. I have "Bottle Makers and Their Marks" but cannot find it in there. Here is a description based on what the site says I should include in the description. 1. No embossing on the sides of the bottle. However, on the bottom is an impression of a 1900 nickel (the Liberty nickel). You can only see it properly through the inside of the bottle. . . as if the nickel was part of the mold. 2. It's clear glass. 3. Height is just a tiny bit over three inches. 4. Looks like a BIM. 5. Top looks like a squared lip for a cork? It's about an eighth of an inch tall and the mold line cones up just below the lip. The diameter of the opening is 1 3/8" 6. No obvious closures. Looks like a corked top. 7. Base looks like a molded base with the impression of a 1900 Liberty Nickel. I hope that helps. Thank you very much. Eric

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From: Catherine

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: price of a bottle

Date: 01/31/2006 9:41:51 PM

was wondering what an old nesbitt orange soda bottles value range from?

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