July 2004 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2004

From: Pandora Wesselman
To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: Root Glass company
date: 01-07-2004

Hi there, I was browsing this evening for a friend who wanted information about a bottle he has. I found out quite a bit actually and something that would interest the person on the first page of your site asking about a bottle with a Root signature on the bottom. If they do a search for Root glass company they can find out that the Root company was from Terre Haute Indiana and actually were the inventors of the first coke bottle in 1915. Funny how a simple search can unveil so many secrets. Best of luck and hope this helps the interested party. Debbie Welch, Frankfort Indiana

Thanks Debbie.  You can actually find the original patent for that Coke bottle on my site in an article called Designer Sodas Digger

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From: Bill B

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: corn bottle

date: 01-07-2004

hello sir, I recently inherited a bottle collection from my grandmother who passed away, and i was wondering if you could help me figure out something. one of the bottles she told me about before she died was unfortunately damaged by my uncle when he was a small child. the bottle was purchased by my grandma at a public sale in the 1950s, and is brownish yellow. it's about 12 inches tall and says "national bitters" on the front. the entire bottle looks like an ear of corn and has a neck at the top with a slight lip around the top. on the bottom it says "patent 1867". i realize broken bottles are nearly worthless and this one has a crack on the back of it, and on the front it has a few shards of glass missing right in the middle. I'm very sad to know that this bottle was broken before I inherited it, but my mother told me she thought it might have been worth a lot of money before it was damaged. thanks for any info you can give me about it, and hopefully ill be able to find the value of some of the other bottles in my newly inherited collection of about 50. even if it's worthless and several of the other bottles are worthless i love how they look in the window sill on a sunny day. however, do you know of any safe way to display bottles to prevent them from being knocked over by visitors? right now most of them are kept in a box wrapped in newspaper. thank you, bill

Bill, Sadly your bottle was a good one and if it was in any color other than ordinary amber it might have been a very good one.  The bottle pictured at the right is in a yellowish color sold for $1000.00  Digger

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From: Maggie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fahrney Bottle

date: 01-07-2004

I bought a bottle at a town garage sale in Haywood, Manitoba, Canada for $6.00. It's about 10 inches tall. On it is written "Dr. Peter Fahrney and Sons Co Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In researching it I can find no reference to Dr. Fahrney being in Canada. Is it a rare bottle? Maybe it had to be labeled with a Canadian address to sell here. There is no clue as to what was in it or the year it was made. Could you give me any information on it? Maggie

Most of the late 19th century medicine men who were successful found it necessary to expand to foreign markets.  Fahrney's original business was in Chicago - not that far from Canada.  In fact he was closer to Canada than many domestic markets.  I have not seen your Canadian variant but the American ones are very common in the Mid-West and sell for $5-20 depending upon the size and embossing. Fahrney did register his trademarks in Canada.

"FORNI'S ALPEN KRAUTER 1780" were the words trademarked :  (1) A System-tonic. CLAIMS: Date of first use in CANADA April 1888.

It was not until 1936, however, that THE DR. PETER FAHRNEY & SONS CO. 2500-2517 Washington Boulevard Chicago, Illinois UNITED STATES OF AMERICA registered the above trademark.  It was active until 1981 and there was a change of ownership in the 1970s. Digger

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From: dkempccrtc

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

Subject: Bottle Question:

date: 01-07-2004

I am curious about a bottle I found. The glass is bubbled throughout, it is amber in color, has an applied band and two seams run from the base upwards on each side stopping below the lip. There are markings on the bottom PD&CO 203. I suspect it to be from the mid to late 1800's or early 1900's. Would you have any info about the manufacturer or the date that it was made? Any help is really appreciated. Thanks, David Kemp

Parke Davis & Company made millions of these bottles in dozens of different sizes around the turn of the century and through the 1930s which probably the time period from which your bottle dates.. The company began with a Dr. samuel Duffield in 1862.  He was out of the picture by the mid 1860s and the company began operating under the Parke Davis name (Harvey C. Parke who joined Duffield in 1866 and George S. Davis who joined in 1867.  They incorporated in 1875, the year after they began construction on their first of several buildings in Detroit, Michigan. Digger

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From: Bill Mason

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Our museum has one Clevenger Brothers' bottle embossed with CB on the bottom.

date: 01-07-2004

Dear Digger, We have one Clevenger Brothers', blue(maybe "Jersey?")-green, flask-shaped, "mold blown(?)" bottle embossed with "CB" on the bottom. It seems to be either some kind of commemorative piece or meant for sale either here or by the Camden County Historical Society at it's (or both?) museum 'shop(s)' as our and their names and their symbol and the tavern's image are "embossed" on either of both sides. Plus there's a paper sticker in the shape of New Jersey glued on it's small side which reads, "Authentic HAND MADE South Jersey Glass CLEVENGER BROS. GLASS WORKS, Clayton, N.J." We're trying to determine it's approximate year(s) of manufacture and the manor of distribution. It's available here for your inspection at your convenience at any time during our regular hours of operation as shown below in the signature line of this message. I'd like to suggest that you call ahead to reserve a time just to be sure of getting in when you get here as this is a rather busy historic site but only one person to operate it. I'm also planning to go on vacation at the end of August, so, please call first. Your help in determining this object's precise provenance would be greatly appreciated and a big help to our now, on-going Accessions Project. THANK YOU, bill P.S. to Hoag: Might Sandy have any knowledge of this bottle? Bill Mason INDIAN KING TAVERN Museum Wed-Sat:10-12, 1-4 & Sun:1-4 233 Kings' Highway East Haddonfield, NJ 08033  http://IndianKingTavern http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/historic/indianking/

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From: Linda Kilgore

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dear Digger

date: 02-07-2004

I have an Iodine Springs Bottle I would like to sell could you give me an idea of it's current worth!

amber color excellent condition was one of 4 found in my grandmothers house,

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From: CKA1616

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: green bottle with 1608 on one side of bottle

date: 01-07-2004

Hi Digger i dont collect bottles but found this one and bought it. It is a mid green color but when held in the light it has a hint of pearlish color with it it is about 10 " tall and is somewhat round at the bottom then comes up to the neck of the bottle which is about 3 inches long. the seam goes up the neck to a ring right before the lip which is flat on top. it also has a handle on one side shaped almost like a swan neck (the curve of it) on one side of the belly of the bottle it says americas first exported manufactured product glass 1608 on the other side it has a picture of a man i believe sitting on possibly a bench and hes holding 2 rods together which have 3 small round circles that are touching each other. i dont have the camera here to send a picture but just curious if it is anything or just something i will enjoy to have around to look at. thank you so much for your time Dawn

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From: Rogdod

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: seagrams flacon trio made by tiffany

date: 02-07-2004

to digger, my dad left me a bunch of whiskey bottles, one of which is garnier flacon trio special made for Seagram's by tiffany. the seals have never be broken and are still full of 1. crème de menthe, 2.liquerur d'or, 3.black berry liqueur. Is there any value to this bottle any help appreciate drogdod thank you.

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From: Jackson Patterson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: how are you

date: 02-07-2004

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From: Sue Weatherbee

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: decanter questiom

date: 02-07-2004

I have a wine decanter that is pewter on top and bottom with the middle of glass. the scene is in color and is a painting of a cupid looking figure and grapes. It looks hand painted. the bottom says Riprod Vietata c.c art 2598. I have had it from about the 1970's. I think it is from Italy. It is empty. is it worth anything? sue weatherbee

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From: ray gayheart

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: an old bottle that i found

date: 02-07-2004

Dear digger, I have found an old round bottle near the Brazos River here in Parker Co. Texas. Close to Weatherford. It is labeled TEXAS BOTTLING AND CANDY CO. FORT WORTH TEXAS. In raised letters on the side, and the letters T.B.C. on the bottom also in raised letters The bottle stands about 7 inches tall and is about, 2 ½ inches across the bottom. The top appears to have been made for a cork instead of a lid. Could you please tell me more about this bottle, such as its value, age, rarity, and history if you can? I am attaching a photograph of it … I hope this helps you… Awaiting your reply Ray Thorpe

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From: MhlGator

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

date: 02-07-2004

Hey Digger, I have a "Drop Bottle" with the Map and Guinness seal from 1759 to 1959. I know that it was sent out along with 149, 000 other ones for advertising purposes. this bottle contains the Neptune paper and a Guinness seal in it, along with instructions on how to make a lamp out of the brown Guinness bottle. I am wondering if it is worth anything, and if so, how much? Sincerely Michael and Celia!!! Thank You!!!!!

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From: RMille7877

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gordon's Dry Gin Bottle

date: 02-07-2004

Greetings, My mother received a Gordon's Dry Gin bottle, as a gift, and I wanted to inquire about the company's origin and it's significance concerning the emblem/seal adorning the bottles bottom. We read of a modern logo that was a "devilish wolf's head." but this one appears to contrast that. I read the interpretations of others feeling it to be a birds head with its mouth open. The logo also appears to be a candle and some type of jug RECD 610617 is on the bottle's back opposite the text on the front reading, "GORDON'S DRY GIN" horizontally. The bottle itself is for the most part clear with a slight blue/green tinge. The adjacent sides are embossed with text as well, reading London on one side and England upon the other. Any information you might provide would be received with great appreciation. Although I have never looked into the realm of the origin's of vast bottles and types, I found your site to be fascinating and had a lot of fun. Thanks, Ross

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From: Jim Lovelace

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Bottle 90963

date: 03-07-2004

Hi Digger, i seen the question on this bottle, I have a similar one made by Anchor Hocking, can you help me out? I could send you a pick, Happy 4th """" ! Thanks Jim To Digger

Subject: Bottle

date: 05-02-2004

Hi, I have a bottle with Penick & Ford LTD. INC. on the bottom with 2-11 and Pat 90963. It has "ear-shape" handles on both sides and seams from top to bottom on sides. It is 8 inches tall with no top on it. It has a stopper in it but probably doesn't belong as the bottle looks to be a screw on type. (The stopper in the top that is red/orange with small holes on the circle shaped top and the bottom "stem"? is whitish with grooves. ) What is this bottle for and when was it made? Thank you, Tina

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From: EProsser

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coke Bottle

date: 03-07-2004

Dear Digger, I dug up a Coke bottle in my back yard a couple of years ago and I'm curious if you can tell me more about it's age and value. I live in Canada and find that most bottles on e-bay and other places are American. My bottle is a clear 10 FL.OZ. , embossed on one side NO DEPOSIT and underneath NO RETURN on the shoulder with Coca Cola written in a diamond shape with TRADE MARK REG. underneath at the base it says NOT TO BE REFILLED On the other side the writing on the shoulder and base is in French and Coke is printed in the diamond. The bottle is straight and has a rough stippled effect outside of the diamonds. On the base it has COCA COLA LTD with an A underneath around the top and an L, diamond symbol and a 7 with an S under the diamond symbol. Would this bottle be desirable to Coke bottle collectors or should I just sell it in my garage sale? Thanks for your time, Colleen Prosser Debden, SK Canada

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From: Frank r Mccowin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Brown bottle

date: 03-07-2004

I found a 1 litre bottle at camp one day it is marked with Trade W Mark no paper label has crown and Trade W mark on 2 sides and bottom no date or any other writing except for 1 litre and it is brown glass and has 2 round decorations on one side with w in them is this a old bottle or just a Canadian whiskey bottle? Frank McCowin

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From: adam desant81adelphia

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

date: 03-07-2004

hello, this bottle is 10" 3/4 high, 3" 3/4wide (bottom), and is 5' wide on top of the bottle, very bottom is saying "Made in France" top lock is saying "Anno 1575"side sticker is saying "1 January 1868" has attached in plastic bag four dispensers (curved) and nice tiny cork remover, has for different liquids inside, original lock on top, never been open, please send me any info you may have reg this item , thx sincerely Adam Kania

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From: Don McColemn don.mccolemanshaw.ca

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: javex bottle

date: 03-07-2004

Hello Could you tell me when Javex stopped making glass bottles?

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From: Gilbert Norwood

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: milk bottle

date: 03-07-2004

cannot find any info about this swissvale farm dairy milk bottle, Westminster, md. would like to know if its rare/valuable thanks, ruth

 

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From: Tom White

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ever Heard of Dr. Lucy Cooke?

date: 03-07-2004

My wife has done extensive research on a fascinating women named Dr. Lucy Ainsworth Cooke. She was a spiritualist, self-described "mesmeric physician", and a clear precursor of Edgar Cayce. One of the things we found was that the primary source of her considerable income was generated by selling, by mail order, repackaged Shaker remedies prescribed for specific ailment which she diagnosed remotely while in a trance. The records of her income and spending indicate that this was no mere sideline, but a thriving business. She prescribed from several places in Vermont, and later from Boston, Mass. She was in active practice from about 1840 until she died in 1895 in Boston. We have no proof yet that any of the remedies she sold were in bottles with her name embossed ot on a label, but we fell that it is very likely that they DO exist somewhere. Question, has anyone seen this name on mid-to-late 19th century medicine bottles?

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From: Neil D. Brett

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Figural in Shape of Woman holding Umbrella and Purse

date: 03-07-2004

Dear Digger: I am having serious trouble finding out the age of a bottle. It is a clear 10 inch Figural in the shape of a woman holding an umbrella and purse. On the bottom it has several identifying markings: one is a design patent number (I think) 81611. It also has an unusual marking: it looks like a circle with a "diamond-shape" embossed and superimposed over it the circle. It also looks like there may be the letter "C" inside the circle. Additionally, there is a number 2 and either what looks like a 5 or an "S" off to the left and right side of this unusual marking. On the front and base of the bottle there is a very tiny number "2". After exhaustive research, I am exhausted. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Neil Brett

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From: Crafting Designs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: one of your posts

date: 04-07-2004

hi, I’m writing in regards to a post on your website. Robert Bouche asked about a bourbon bottle, and if he is talking about what I’m thinking then the symbol is actually from Thatcher manufacturing, similar to the HOcking anchor. The bottle I have is 1963. hope this helps. Marshall Attachments: 

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From: William LaPerch

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle found in Maryland

date: 04-07-2004

Hi, I live on a farm in Maryland on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay and after a tremendous flood on my property, I noticed an intact brown bottle that appears to be hand blown, sticking out of the mud along the creek. There are no seams on the bottle, but there are circles that can be felt and seen (barely) around the entire bottle up to the mouth. The bottle has imperfections (air bubbles throughout it) but no seams or markings. I attempted to identify on the web, but came up empty. It appears from the best I can gather to be rum/whiskey bottle. It appears to most closely resemble the bottle on extreme right of the picture I enclosed (history01.jpg). It actually more resembles the history14.jpg, but it is not black. It appears to be, I hate to say it, the color of a modern Budweiser brown quart bottle. It appears to be fairly uniform except for one side which appears to be slightly flat, although not to the eye. I had to feel it to notice. The distinguishing feature is the circles around the bottle which are also on the bottom of the bottle. My property is in Tracy’s Landing Md, which used to be a trading spot for tobacco and slaves and was settled in the 1600's. Your help in will be greatly appreciated as I am now intrigued by this find and have always loved history. It is probably nothing of note, but I felt compelled to write. Thanks in advance, Bill

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From: Edstarz456wmconnect

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gilbey Gin Bottle

date: 04-07-2004

Digger, I was given a Gilbey Frosted Gin Bottle by a family member. I've tried to do some research on it but have had no luck. It is in great condition with the label and cork intact. It has a Missouri Liquor Commission stamp on it that is torn. All the Gin bottles by Gilbey that I am finding are less than a gallon size and have screw on caps. Can you shed some light to this great looking bottle? Debbie

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From: mrbeast

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

date: 04-07-2004

I found three bottles and they had Wheaton NJ on the bottom one also said series and Limited Edition Great American. One has Douglas A. MaCarther, Woodrow Wilson, and the Rev. Billy Graham on one side with dates and on the other side a little about the men. I was wondering how old they were and if anyone collects them. My husband likes all kinds of old bottles or I should say odd bottles, he has quite a few. Any thing you can tell me about these bottles will be very much appreciated. Barbara Davis

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From: Kallajis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Green OI bottle with penguin on it

date: 04-07-2004

Hi, I recently found a green bottle (in perfect condition) -- my first. I determined it to be Owens Illinois glass based on makers mark by reading questions on your site and other Internet sources. I wondered what the bottle was for, and if it had any value. It has I in O and a diamond around both. There is a number 3 to the right, a 4 below and a 0 to the left of the mark. It also has the "owens ring" that I saw on your site. The bottle also has 8 raised ridges on its sides (I think for gripping). It has a short neck and rounded shoulders. It is 8 3/4 tall. Had a screw cap at some point (missing). It has raised scene with a large penguin and a smaller one. Do you have any idea of the age of the bottle or what it was used for? I have attached a picture of this bottle, please let me know what ever you can about it. It's my very first one. Thank you, Sharon Kallaji Attachments: OI penguin bottle.JPG

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From: Wanda Field

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

date: 05-07-2004

Digger, have just been made aware of your web site. Have acquired the following bottles and want to know to sell them or throw them away. (1) Dark amber; about 7 1/2 inches tall; double ringed lip; the bottom half is made into a drum with the words McGiver's American Army Bitters Bottle and three stars. This is on the top rim of the drum. The base has an unusual circle in the center; outside the circle says Wheaton, N.J. The top half of the bottle sort of looks like a bunch of grapes. (2) I have two bottles dark amber; about 7 1/2 inches tall; the bottle has engravings to make it look like a fish, with the neck of the bottle being in the fishes mouth. Under the left eye of the fish it says "Doctor Fisch's Bitters"; under the right eye says, "Millville, New Jersey." The base has the same unusual circle with the words Wheaton, N.J. outside the circle. (3) These two bottles are dark green with the same odd circle on the bottom, but the wording appears to say NULINE, N.J. About 3 1/2 inches from the mouth of the bottle, is a scalloped edging. One side of the bottle appears to have a bird (maybe an eagle) in flight with a ribbon in his mouth; the other side has two joined hand within a crest and the word union. Could these possible be from the civil war era? All bottles are in excellent shape with very detailed etchings, but don't know if they have any value or not.

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From: LizaJaneBoulden

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dawson, NWT bottle find

date: 05-07-2004

My son just called me from Dawson, YT. He found a soda bottle, Bonanza bottling Co., Dawson, NWT. I think he has something valuable? thanks ljb

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From: Joyce Blakney

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Odd Sealing System

date: 05-07-2004

I have a 9 3/8 in tall, aqua green bottle. It is embossed on the side with "MINERAL WATERS" with an eagle below that with a shamrock shape in its beak. Below that is embossed "E.L. NEWSOME'S Ltd" followed below that with "TRADEMARK" and below that "BLACKPOOL". On the bottom is embossed an x nested inside a 3 and below that "10 OZ" and below that is "11A2" and below that "33". It is a round shaped bottle shaped with the usual shoulders of a cola bottle, BUT the thing that makes it odd to me is a unique sealing system. The shoulders of the bottle come to a narrow slot inside trapping above that a blue glass marble. The marble was evidently used to seal the bottle as there is a rubber gasket in the mouth of the bottle. A vee shaped glass shelf is inside the neck of the bottle to trap the marble and prevent it from falling back into the neck when the bottle is up-ended. There is not too much wear on the surface of the bottle. The mold seam appears to stop at the lip of the bottle, which has some flaws in the glass similar to seed bubbles. What can you tell me about the bottle's age and history? Thanks, Joyce Blakney

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From: CAREER WEAR CLASSICS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jack Daniels Tin and full bottles

date: 05-07-2004

I have a Jack Daniels tin by Hudson-Scott & Sons LTD, made in England. Inside lid contains a printed tale about the Jack Daniel Distillery and the tin itself contains 2 miniature Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey bottles both intact and still full. I am wondering what this is worth, and where to sell. It is in very very good condition.

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From: McRAMBO

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

date: 06-07-2004

i have a stoneware bottle I recently found in the wall of an old house i bought in Schoharie N.Y. it was well preserved and still has the cork in it. The bottle has the name J LAKE invertedly stamped on it and its about 9 1/4 inches high. i brought it to ballston spas bottle museum and they gave me little info on it but the man said i should bring it to the bottle show and ask around. if possible can you brief me or lead me to to any links.

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From: debbie rowsey anne68024

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question:

date: 06-07-2004

I recently dug up a bottle while doing landscaping. The bottle is shaped like a soda bottle, but the neck is longer. It is not a clear glass and appears to be mint green, the bottle has two evident seams on the sides but not including the mouth of the bottle, or the bottom. The bottom appears to have a seam, it is embossed with M.Watson on the front and is embossed under the name and in a U shape. At the bottom on the side it says AB.104 Do you have any information on the identity? I have exhausted all my efforts trying to match it on the net? Thank you --------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: debbie rowsey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: identity of bottle

date: 06-07-2004

I live in Quincy , Ill., which may or may not help you. I dug it up while doing landscaping. The bottle is in the shape of a soda bottle but the neck is longer and the mouth part has three rings. There are two evident seams on the sides, not including the mouth and does not completely include bottom which appears to have a seam . It is mint green, and does not appear to be clear glass. It is embossed with , M. Watson and with AB.104 on lower side of the bottle. Embossing in a U shape under the name, I can't tell if at one point it was the circumference of the entire name. I would appreciate any information Thanks ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: ImAFriend

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle ID question from

date: 06-07-2004

I have found a small bottle in our stream- 2 inches or so, and I have no clue of the age. It is labeled Burnett's Liquid Color. I think it had a screw on lid, there is a 12 on the bottom, and the bottle is rectangular. Any clues? Thanks! Becky

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From: Larissa Pierce bodaciousblonde18

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: please answer back

date: 06-07-2004

I have no idea about how to go about getting my bottles sold. I don't know where to go to get them checked out they are really old and they are definitely worth money and i have many but no where that I know of to go I live in Morgantown west Virginia and its hard to get information could you help me or if you want to buy them let me know thank you so much Larissa ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Christiane Watson c1watson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottling lids

date: 06-07-2004

Hi, I am trying to locate the distributors of juice bottle lids. The kind that says, "Pops up when original seal is broken" I want to can some organic juices. I have some bottles from the R.W. Knudsen's company. I just need to locate lids. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

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From: AstutePK

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Luxardo Question

date: 06-07-2004

Hello Digger, I found you on line searching for information on Luxardo. I have acquired a set of what appear to be candle sticks? They are approx. 16" tall a greenish shade with gold highlights. The decoration is of Egypt or Indian Two figures of women holding bowls on their heads with a urn in the center. The gold stamping inside says Made in Italy exclusively for Luxardo. I do not know what they are worth, if anything, but they are unusual. I would be happy to send a photo if you need more information. I appreciate any help you can give me on this history. I have been aware of these since the early 60's as they were in my parents home, they have now passed. We moved to the USA in 1967 from Germany, I know that they came with us at that time. Just to give you some history that I know. Thanks so much for your assistance and interest. Patti in Chicago, IL

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From: Plusru4

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Very Rare Bottle

date: 07-07-2004

Dear Digger, I have a very rare mineral water bottle (clay) from the 1800's It is a selters nassau. I can e-mail a picture. Can you give me any info or the worth of this bottle. Thanks, Patti

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From: admanelecinternet

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

Subject: 64 Ounce Glass Coke Bottle

date: 07-07-2004

I have a friend who owns a 64 oz GLASS Coke bottle that is full of Coke and has never been opened. We have read that Coke produced these but VERY few sold. Could you give us any information as to rarity and price for this bottle. Thanks, Mark Hooper

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From: Petra Hackman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wrong answer

date: 07-07-2004

I came across an answer you gave to an inquiry of Nov. 2003 - It is about a clay jug with the inscription: J. Friedrich - Grosskarben - Taunus Brunnen. Your answer was, that it was a Gin Bottle of Dutch origin. I have several different of these bottles and know only that they are mineral water bottles, used for waters of certified mineral springs in Germany. These bottles are at least 100 years old and were shipped all over the world with healing waters. I have been searching, but not been able to find much more about it. Every spring has its own stamp and often there are different versions for a particular spring, depending on age or recipient. If you should happen to come across any more information, I would love to hear from you. Petra

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From: Isabell Melton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help

date: 07-07-2004

Digger. I have an old 1 quart milk bottle any info you can give will be appreciated it has like stencil letters on the side it says Fawn Cuernsey Ponona then on bottom 23 then what looks like a oval circle with a sideways triangle maybe like a hat on it and 8 it had a paper lide. Thanks Isabel

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From: Donnie Carwile

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wilkens Whiskey

date: 07-07-2004

Digger, I have come into a Wilkens Whiskey bottle-it's full and the seal has never been broken on it. Can you figure out the purchase date of the bottle by the whiskey seal over the bottle cap? Donnie Carwile Waxhaw, NC

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From: Barb Paris bparis7

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Nuline, NJ Bottle

date: 07-07-2004

Digger, I have a question about a bottle, actually I have two bottle, given to me my a friend over 35 years ago. Her mother-in-law to be had given them to her as an engagement present and she hated them. They are both green in color. One is pear shaped, 9 inches tall and about 5 1/2 inches in diameter. It has a cork that looks like it's been whittle away around the top. One side has a embossed flower-like shape and the other has a circle about 2" inches in diameter that reads Glassboro 1850. The bottom has Nuline, NJ and an abstract shaped heart in the center. The other bottle is 11 1/2 inches tall and about 3 3/4 inches in diameter. It has different shapes of embossing around it. It has a stopper type top with a cork around the bottom. The only identification on the bottle is on the bottom - KY DRG 230 on the top of the bottom and 119 1 68 on the bottom. In the middle of the bottom is an embossed fan shaped figure. I'm just curious what these bottles may be. Can you tell by the description? Thank you so much for your website and help! Barb Digger, I have a question about a bottle, actually I have two bottle, given to me my a friend over 35 years ago. Her mother-in-law to be had given them to her as an engagement present and she hated them. They are both green in color. One is pear shaped, 9 inches tall and about 5 1/2 inches in diameter. It has a cork that looks like it's been whittle away around the top. One side has a embossed flower-like shape and the other has a circle about 2" inches in diameter that reads Glassboro 1850. The bottom has Nuline, NJ and an abstract shaped heart in the center. The other bottle is 11 1/2 inches tall and about 3 3/4 inches in diameter. It has different shapes of embossing around it. It has a stopper type top with a cork around the bottom. The only identification on the bottle is on the bottom - KY DRG 230 on the top of the bottom and 119 1 68 on the bottom. In the middle of the bottom is an embossed fan shaped figure. I'm just curious what these bottles may be. Can you tell by the description? Thank you so much for your website and help! Barb Digger, I have a question about a bottle, actually I have two bottle, given to me my a friend over 35 years ago. Her mother-in-law to be had given them to her as an engagement present and she hated them. They are both green in color. One is pear shaped, 9 inches tall and about 5 1/2 inches in diameter. It has a cork that looks like it's been whittle away around the top. One side has a embossed flower-like shape and the other has a circle about 2" inches in diameter that reads Glassboro 1850. The bottom has Nuline, NJ and an abstract shaped heart in the center. The other bottle is 11 1/2 inches tall and about 3 3/4 inches in diameter. It has different shapes of embossing around it. It has a stopper type top with a cork around the bottom. The only identification on the bottle is on the bottom - KY DRG 230 on the top of the bottom and 119 1 68 on the bottom. In the middle of the bottom is an embossed fan shaped figure. I'm just curious what these bottles may be. Can you tell by the description? Thank you so much for your website and help! Barb ----- Attachments:

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From: Barb Paris

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: KY Bottle

date: 07-07-2004

Digger, I'm sending a photo of the KY DRG bottle I described in my previous email! Thank you! Barb -----

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From: Kallajis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Green OI bottle with penguin on it

date: 07-07-2004

Hi, Thanks ever so much for the information. And the rapid response. I am so excited, this is my first bottle and it turned out to be a good one! Is there any book that I can find this bottle or a similar one in? I wondered about the details, age etc. Was it used by households to keep water in, or did it come with spring water in it? Any way, if you want to use the picture for anything, feel free. Thanks again, Sharon

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From: BJGETER

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coka cola bottles

date: 07-07-2004

I have two coka cola bottles one is 1 qt. 18 ounces the other one is 6 and a half, they are the old coka cola drinks. I have had them for over twenty years. Do you think they are worth anything. thanks Betty

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From: Steven Parkton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question:

date: 07-07-2004

I got your address from the Antique bottles web site; though I have no idea whether or not MY bottle is an antique. If you can tell me anything about the bottle pictured below or its original use it would be very gratifying. Sorry about the large size of these photos But I am currently unable to reduce them. 1st pic. apart, 2nd pic. together. The three parts are ground to fit each other, and the part in the middle is essentially a reducer. The stopper is seamed as is the bottle itself, but the bottles seam "fades out" just below the flared lip. The bottle also has an indented ring around it just above the base, which has neither pontil nor markings of any kind. The stopper is in the form of a rooster Thanx  

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From: Patty

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pictures

date: 07-07-2004

Hi, I hate to be a bother but was wondering if you ever received the pictures i sent jpeg. If you didn't I will resend them to you. I am a widow and would like to sell this bottle if it is worth anything. Thanking you in advance, Patty,

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From: BUTTEVALLEYCUST

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

date: 07-07-2004

I have an unopened bottle of Paul Masson champange Vintage 1914 It has some signs of evaporation but is otherwise in good condition Is it worth anything to a collector Thank you Gordon Smith

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From: Beth Adamczyk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Skeleton Decanter

date: 08-07-2004

I just recently inherited a decanter from my grandmother. I was trying to find out a few things about it and that's when I happened upon your website. Back on 1/3/04 Frank & Kat sent you a question about the same decanter that I believe I have. They said that they had a skeleton/poison decanter with a tray and 3 skull shot glasses. I only have one shot glass with the tray and decanter. It is marked made in Germany and the decanter has a pineapple engraved marking on the bottom. I did not see an answer posted on your website to this question and I am interested to hear what you know. Thanks for your time! :-) Beth C. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: brenda h

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old milkglass canning jar

date: 08-07-2004

hello digger, i have a old milkglass jar which appears to be a canning jar , it looks like it had a lid, is 7inch tall flower design around shoulder of jar, has a 12 raised on bottom.i hear one jar pretty valuable. how do i know if its it?

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From: Ben Tooher

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

date: 07-07-2004

DIGGER, If you've got time in your busy schedule could you research this bottle for me. I haven't been able to find anything on the net about it. Could you find out it's age, rarity, value and some background history. The bottle is cobalt blue and just under 15cm high not including the stopper. The mould seams stop at the lip of the bottle. Apart from the stopper the bottle is in good condition bar scratches on the back. On the front of the bottle is "MARCEL SOLUTION" on the back is "POISONOUS NOT TO BE TAKEN" on the bottom are the letters "MSL". Could you also advise me the best way to clean this bottle up? I don't want much do I, Hope you can enlighten me. Thanks Ben P.s. I hope these pictures get to you as I seem to have problems E-mailing Photo's.

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From: jesse tate

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

date: 08-07-2004

I hope you still are in to answering questions about bottles because I have several I need help with. The first one one is sort of like the Nuline series by Wheaton Glass Company in the 1970s , but instead of a complete raised circle on the side , it looks more like raised parenthesis ( ) . The lower rim says "MARNIER-LAPOSTOLLE PARIS FRANCE" The bottom of the bottle has about a one inch indention ( I suspect for packing purposes) and in the center of the indention is the letters US Also on the bottom half way to the edge is the letters. ( top half ) SG in side a double square and ( on the bottom ) AF. The bottle is brown. The others, I will send you pictures of later if you would like to see them. I am looking for answers about the history, rarity, and value , if you can help. Thank you so much for your time - Rev Jesse J. Tate --------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: csdukes

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

Subject: General Washington bottles

date: 08-07-2004

We have two bottles. Each have a picture engraved with the name General Washington on the front. The back have an eagle with 20 stars. The bottom has 1-B-1656. Can you give any information?

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From: Tom Lucas

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question:

date: 08-07-2004

I have a bottle about 14 inches high with a wire and porcelain stopper marked "Dreyfuss Bottle & Stopper Co. New York" and "Pat'd Oct 15 1895". The bottle is embossed with the raised letters "Crystal Water Co. Buffalo, N.Y.". It looks like a BIM bottle. Any idea how I can gauge it's value? Tom Lucas

Bottle Question: in clear or aqua probably $35-40 Digger

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From: Kathleen White

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: P.Garnier of Enghien-France.

date: 09-07-2004

I have two ceramic penguins filled with Benedictine liqueur the label says P.Garnier of Enghien-France. The bottom is marked St. Clement made in France with various other markings. One of the labels reads contents 27/32 quarts, proof 60 the other labels are worn so I can't make them out .They are in excellent condition and stand 11" tall. Can you tell me any thing at all about them ? When they were made and what they may be worth. Yours Kathleen M.

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From: annal boisclaire

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Decanter

date: 09-07-2004

Hello Digger, Hope you have a great day. My question is about a decanter I have, little old man , his head comes off to pour from. Has black hat and pants , shoes all black a orange cane on left arm a square box looking something in left hand , a red tie and a beer type bottle sticking out of left pocket of his long jacket and all gold jacket and ground he stands on. His hair is white and heavy mustache The bottle is marked on bottom red and gold , flying horse, Rossini / Japan. Can you tell me when this came out and possible value. He is so neat , my pride and joy. Thank you so very much ! Anna Lisa

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From: John McReynolds

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question!

date: 09-07-2004

I have came across a old bottle with the writing on one side :Col Sam Johnson Proprietor Richmond VA 18952on the other side it says: Alancaster. S Indian vegetable jaundice bitters it is approx 5.75" High and 2.25 diameter and has 12 side angles rounding the bottle. I can't find anything on what it is or it's value Your advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, John

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From: John McReynolds

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Question!

date: 09-07-2004

I hate to ask but could you tell me the approx value of this bottle , as we are have a yard sale and if its just from 1960-70's I ll just get rid of it, If would be so kind as to give me that information it is the only bottle i have or I would buy a book , I am a avid coin collector. Please, John -----

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From: Digger

To: John McReynolds Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004

8:08 AM

Subject: Re: Question! Your bottle is new not an antique bottle dates to the 1960s or 70s. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger -----

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From: John McReynolds

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004

3:28 AM

Subject: Question! I have came across a old bottle with the writing on one side :Col Sam Johnson Proprietor Ric hmond VA 18952on the other side it says: Alancaster. S Indian vegetable jaundice bitters it is approx 5.75" High and 2.25 diameter and has 12 side angles rounding the bottle. I can't find anything on what it is or it's valueYour advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, John

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From: Katie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

date: 09-07-2004

My dad who is 85 yrs old has been a bottle collector for years and has several bottles he is wondering about. One has Moroline in raised print on 8 sides and is about 5" tall, brown in color with the same name on the bottom. The other is a soda bottle with Chocolate Soldier printed on it. It is 10 fl oz and is clear in color. It also has Monarch Citrus Prod, Doraville, GA printed on it. We have tried to locate Monarch & can not find anything about it. Thanks for your help! Katie Mabe Ellerbe, NC

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From: Bobperothers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old mans cologne decanters

date: 09-07-2004

i am not a collector but have two old decanters. one is a sailor looks to be British mfg. is dana perfumes corp of NY. about 14" in height. there is a number on the bottom SOA PA 1686. THE HAT IS ROUND WITH CANOE, written on it. i have had it for over 50 years. the other decanter is about 6" in height and looks like a British officer red jacket gold braids high blue hat. MFG. is max factor name on decantor is ROYAL REGIMENT GRENADIER DECANTOR, 10 FL. OZ. CAN YOU TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT THEM? THANKS, BOB

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From: aj anderson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

date: 10-07-2004

Hello Digger! My husband has a bottle in the shape of a shark. Still full of chianti labeled Gabriele Borghini. It is still sealed. Can you tell us any info?

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From: dale c.d.shermi-

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mason jar

date: 10-07-2004

Hello: I picked up your web page off the internet, I have a mason jar with the inscription Ball MASON with the S backwards on the MASON. The bottle is light blue with air bubbles in the glass and a porcelain lined screw on top, 1 quart jar. If your can give me any information and the year of this jar, also what would this be valued at? Dale

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From: Jan Soules and Steven Parkton

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Bottle Question:

date: 10-07-2004

Yes, the stopper is a very good fit, and glass type "looks" identical. Is there any other source you could suggest that might lead me in the right direction? Thanx, -SP -----

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From: Digger

To: Steven Parkton Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004

6:14 AM

Subject: Re: Bottle Question: Bottle looks like an apothecary jar but I have never seen such a stopper. are you certain they fit perfectly and were not from separate pieces. Otherwise I cannot offer much help except it is an interesting piece. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: Steven Parkton

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Re: Bottle Question:

date: 10-07-2004

I have forgotten to mention that there is at least a fair chance that the bottle is French. Yes, the stopper is a very good fit, and glass type "looks" identical. Is there any other source you could suggest that might lead me in the right direction? Thanx, -SP -----

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From: Digger

To: Steven Parkton Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004

6:14 AM

Subject: Re: Bottle Question: Bottle looks like an apothecary jar but I have never seen such a stopper. are you certain they fit perfectly and were not from separate pieces. Otherwise I cannot offer much help except it is an interesting piece. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: Frank Hall

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

date: 10-07-2004

I have a question about a Jim Beam bottle, I found it at a yard sale and it says pyrex brand glassware made in usa for Jim Beam co. It is clear and has gold etching on it that says bonded Beam. It has a cork approx. 2'' wide and the neck is wrapped with some kind of reddish string. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? Thanks so much for your time and trouble! Sincerely, Frank Hall

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From: ordersstonesofglass

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question:

date: 10-07-2004

Hi, I love your website. My mother has this old horse medicine bottle she got before they knocked down a barn in NJ years ago. It is brown with a ripped label that says: VICTOR GALL REMEDYBR BR for dressing wunds, cuts and sores HORSESBR other animals Chemical CO.BR Milwaukee, WISBR No cracks in it, a wood cork and applicator. Does it have value? If so where should I sell it?BR BR THanks!!!BR LeeBR BR Attachments: bottle2.jpg bottle3.jpg bottle4.jpg bottle.jpg

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From: Williepew1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: vase

date: 10-07-2004

hi digger found a vase apox.5in high purple in color . with 4 1in ribs. with seam that goes only to top rib about 1 in from top. 2in wide. no marks on side.on bottom it says charles culden new york. glass has bubbles thoughout. no chips looking for info. thank you. willie c.

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From: Linda Reniker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Log Cabin Syrup can

date: 10-07-2004

Hi- I found a log cabin syrup 100th anniversary can at an estate sale that still has the syrup in it. I looks like it was probably opened but all the syrup appears to be in it. Can you tell me something about it such as history, value, etc. I will be looking forward to hearing from you. Linda

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From: John & Amy Dowell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old jug

date: 11-07-2004

digger, Me and my husband bought an old jug looked like blenko then seen one just like it in green but the maker of that was Clevenger bros. Its amber with applied handle and it has a swirl through out it. it also kinda has a thumbprint in the bottom like blenko is known for. would you be able to tell from a picture?? thanks for your time Amy Dowell.

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From: Kallajis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 5 1/2 Wheaton NJ bottle ruby color w/ crown in circle

date: 10-07-2004

Hi again, I wrote last week about my very first bottle (green OI refrigerator bottle w/ penguin). I was so encouraged with how that turned out, that I got a second bottle. My 2nd bottle is cranberry (or ruby colored), 5 1/2 " tall, w/ WHEATON NJ on the bottom. Its very pretty. But is it old? Is it worth anything? I saw a mention on your site, that there were WHEATON reproductions. How do I tell if this is a reproduction or if its old? I wondered if you could tell me what main things to look for. I am including a picture of the bottle and one of its bottom. I see that you get tons of email and are probably extremely busy. If you can find the time though, I'd sure appreciate a reply. Thank you, Sharon Kallaji

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From: SYNDOL

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

date: 11-07-2004

dear sir or madam, please can you identify this double sided fish/flask and is it of any value? it has the initials HM on one side and a stag on the other. many thanks d barron

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From: Carl P Deyhle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whitehurst bottle

date: 11-07-2004

Dear Digger; We found this little bottle in our back yard in Annapolis, MD a few years ago while installing a new septic system for our house. The bottle is 3 1/4 inches tall, 1 3/4 inches wide and oval in shape, has a 1/2 inch neck with with a small round mouth and round top with no mold seam on top, a smooth base and the color is light aqua, there is a slight seam on both sides, the name WHITEHURST is embossed vertically down the center, the condition is excellent , with no chips or dings. We wonder if this was a medicine bottle or perhaps a baking flavoring bottle. Thank you , Wally Stone

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From: penbilfalls

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: decanter

date: 11-07-2004

I have a Charlie Mc Carthy and Mortimer Snerd decanter. Imprinted on the back is the following information: Creation of James B. Beam Distilling Co. KY-DRB-230 Genuine Regal China 1976 C.Miller Regal China Corporation 145 Liquor Bottle DHN I am having trouble finding any information on them. Thank you

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From: KEN WILSON

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pepsi-cola question

date: 11-07-2004

Hello i was wondering when pepsi cola produced a 7 ounce glass bottle , thank you for your time and i look forward to your reply

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From: Gwen Quickel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. Caldwell's Sienna Laxative

date: 12-07-2004

Is there anyone that has a Dr. Caldwell's Sienna Laxative Syrup Pepsin bottle to sell for a reasonable price? With the box that it came in or without. This was always in our medicine cabinet in the 1940's. Thanks. G. Quickel

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From: Angly

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dark amber glass bottles.

date: 12-07-2004

Hi Digger, When cleaning out an old garage we found 25 or more dark amber glass bottles. They all have black caps on them. They are all 14" tall & 5" in diameter. The mark on bottom is a diamond with a oval going through it and a letter I in it. Thank so much for your time. Angela Vick Attachments:

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From: Cay Seeds

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Webb's Double-Soda & Other Water bottle

date: 12-07-2004

I have a old bottle full of sand, that was found in on the beach in the Virgin Islands. Do you have any information on this bottle and what is may be worth? Thanks, Cay

 

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From: Angly

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: dark amber glass bottles.

date: 12-07-2004

Thanks so much!

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From: TARRYN810

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found old bottles

date: 12-07-2004

my husband was digging in our yard and came across nearly 30 bottles and jars.i tried pulling up info on the internet but couldn’t find history or value could you help. alot of them just have numbers on the bottoms and sides do they mean anything? i do have a califig syrup bottle, beadleston $ woerz beer bottle, 4 katharmon chemical co bottle, 6 the great Atlantic and pacific tea co bottle and sterling product inc. theres a few baby food like tiny jars, a baby bottle like, small extract bottles, a guldens mustard small jar, and a few that appear to look like skinny ketchup like bottles but like i said those ones just have numbers. some of those are green some aren’t. please let me know. thanks tara

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From: Ken Gustafson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hires Bottle

date: 12-07-2004

Digger, I have an aqua colored bottle made of thick glass that says "Hires" only on the bottom. There are no visible seams on the top, which is irregular in shape (see attached photos). In all of my searching on the internet, I can't even find one like it, much less a value. Any ideas? Thanks so much, Ken Gustafson

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From: Bill Evans

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Seagram's seven 7 crown bottle

date: 12-07-2004

Hi, I have the same bottle but the different top. I checked your website and could not find the history of this bottle. Would you please tell me the history and the value of the bottle. Thank you very much!! mandy 

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From: GDClosefamily

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: McCormick Western ceramic figurals.

date: 12-07-2004

I was given 7 western style figurals that are still sealed and full of booze they include Bat Masterson, Calamity Jane and 5 other western characters from authentic paintings in the overland hotel in Reno, Nevada. Is there any market for these? Would guess they were produced in the 1970's. Thanks so much. Gary Close

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From: Rockdiggingdog

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: P.M. Bupp One Pint (?MILK) bottle

date: 12-07-2004

First time I've ever found an intact bottle - in the mud of my local stream at that! My guess is that it's a knock-off. it's so perfect! (except for a little rust-looking stuff inside)- but just in case it ISN'T a knock-off: It's round, clear, 7.5" high, about 3" across the base. Looks like a milk bottle. The two side 'seams' - looking at the bottle from the front, they would be at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock - stop at the shoulder, but then the top of the bottle has seams at 12 & 6 o'clock that begin at the bottom of a kind of pseudo-lip, head up to the lip, but don't go over it. The mouth of the bottle is about 1.5" across. All the lettering is embossed; the company name & location is inside what I see from research is called a "round slug plate." All the lettering is in capitals. The bottom has a large B on it, with what looks like a sort of not-real and perfectly round pontil across the middle bar. Beneath this are the letters MTC, with M and the C nestled beneath the cross bar of the T. The bottle front reads: One Pint Liquid. (Inside the slug plate): P.M. Bupp. York, PA. Above the town is what appears to be the letter l, twice, and the letters PA: llPA). Along the bottom rim: REGISTERED 83B11. PAT. DES. 86037. 1.) I cannot find info on the meaning of "registered 83B11". 2.) If "PAT. DES." means patent design, then I think, from your design table, that puts the design at 1932. I don't know whether milk bottles are still using a 1932 design. 3.) The internet gave me one AND ONLY ONE solid reference to a Bupp Dairy - no info about the "P.M." - and here's the info: "1942 - Penn Dairies acquired Bupp Dairy Company in York and York fluid milk operations moved from the plant on George Street to the Bupp Dairy plant on Princess Street." 4.) There IS a "Bupplynn" dairy in York. Got a clue about my insignificant little bottle? I can barely BELIEVE it goes back to the 1930s-40s. Is it possible? Is there a way to determine if it's a knock-off? I've looked at your site, about frauds, but there aren't examples that I could find of milk bottle rip-offs. Since I couldn't find a single other on-line reference to "P.M. Bupp", I'm thinking there might not be a lot of these around, yes? Thanx one way OR the other. You're a doll to read this at all!

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From: Jeff

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Iodine Springs

date: 13-07-2004

Hi I noticed that you had a question from someone on the Iodine Springs bottle. Do you post the replies? We currently have a Iodine Springs bottle from Vermont and wondered if this is the same that the other person was talking about. Were there additional Iodine Springs outside of Vermont? Thank you in advance for your assistance. Jeff

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From: tasha wilson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: one gallon seagrams bottle

date: 14-07-2004

64 d-126 74 i found this one gallon Seagrams Seven 7 crown bottle in excellent condition, the label is watered and worn but still in tacked and extremely legible, the bottom of the bottle is embossed with a very intricate design, it had the number 64 then D-126 then 74 and it says liquor bottle on the bottom, amber in color screw top and seamed sides, no flaws, also embossed on the back of the bottle is federal laws prohibit one gallon is embossed on the bottom as well, the bottle is 18 1/2 inches around at its widest point as we as the same tall, .i thought that that was interesting, .I’ve looked all around and i cant seem to find any info can u help me, thank you, .25 yr old bottle collector

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From: Hoagland, Beverly.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bourbon Whiskey Decanter

date: 14-07-2004

Hi Digger!! I really enjoy your site. The wife of my boss recently broke a O. B. R. Decanter of his, and we are trying to find out something about it. The decanter is a Purdue Football Player and stands about 13" - 14" high, has a number 7 on the front of his Jersey. The bottom of the bottle says "Liquor Bottle 185 Created by Paul Lux 1972. I have been able to find another decanter online that looks exactly like this, however it is of a different team. Can you help. We are trying to find out the value. Thank you! Beverly H.

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From: Gatorusa68

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: seltzer bottle

date: 14-07-2004

Dear Digger, Thank you for reading my email. My question is= can you remove the top of an old seltzer bottle to clean the inside.The old style that had a trigger that had to be refilled at a bottling company. Thank you. scott

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From: Debbie Brown _

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ceramic decanters

date: 14-07-2004

I'm trying to get some information on a set of 6 liquor Decanters done by C.M. Russell for the Hoffman Distilling Co circa 1976. The series consist of The Buffalo Hunter, The Trapper, The Prospector, The Stagedriver, The Red River Breed and The Flathead Squaw and Papoose. These are ceramic decanters with cork stoppers. They are pristine condition and also in their original boxes. I, m looking for any information that you would have. I've been able to find some things out about the artist but not too much. The artist has printed his name on the bottom of each piece. Any information that you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance for your time and knowledge. Debbie Brown.

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From: Sharon Peppmeyer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Belle of Llincoln bottle

date: 15-07-2004

Hi digger! I found a Belle of Lincoln Jack Daniels bottle in an old storage shed, while it no longer has the booklet with it. it is in excellent condition except for being a bit dirty, and still has the sticker on the back with the bottling number which is 11 and the initials of the taster and Master distiller written on it. From what I have looked up on it I believe it is a 1.5 liter. Any idea how old it is and what value if any? Thanks alot! Sharon

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From: Meddjay

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Corona Bottle

date: 14-07-2004

Someone I know was in Mexico and a big storm had gone through and dug up layers and layers of dirt, sand and mud and they found a brown Corona bottle that had apparently been buried for years. I know that bottles can become discolored from being buried, so I was wondering if this is what has happened in this case, or if Corona originally made a brown bottle instead of a clear bottle like the ones you buy now? Thanks.

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From: Kim Crawford

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: please help!!!!!!

date: 15-07-2004

Hi! I hope you can help me! my husband dug up over 733 bottles from hid jobsite and in all the old bottles we found an amber colored syringe, it is in perfect condition, still has the metal stopper (not sure what that is called) I have looked on all the websites for it and can not find it here is a picture of it, could you please tell me how old it is and what it was used for and what it is worth! thanks! Kim Kim Crawford  

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From: Kris Henke kris_henke

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: rare old Hilex bottle

date: 15-07-2004

Dear Digger- I am sending you a picture of an oldtime Hilex bottle that we found on our property, (Sanborn, ND), and wondering if you could research its origins and date, or if it's worth anything. It is approx. 10" tall, has a very small neck with a 1/2" cork in it, and even a small amount of liquid still inside. The words "Hilex" and "contents" are embossed around the shoulder. On the bottom is an embossed Hilex logo, with "REG.U.S.PATENT.OFF" underneath, and the number 12. I had heard once that there used to be a Hilex factory around this area, back in the early 1900's, but don't know where it was located. Thanks for any help you can give me! Sincerely, Kris Henke Attachments:

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From: Pattpitter1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

date: 15-07-2004

Dear Digger, I have come across a perscription box, made in Oakland California/ Dated 2/9/27, DR Queirels: Also says GEO. C. CLEMENT DRUGGIST on the top. Is there a value to this. Thank You Patt Bowen

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From: Edward Dobbin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Heinz 56 Catsup Bottle.

date: 15-07-2004

Where can I buy such an item??? How much is it worth??? Thanks for your response Ed Dobbin

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From: trish_

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles found in Victorian Home

date: 15-07-2004

I'm trying to figure out how to go about determining the age of these items and if they have value . one bottle is particularly interesting - it's blue glass, marked with what appears to be a sunburst on the back, the word friendship and some type of "arms" on the front. (numbers lettering and some wording on the bottom - all in glass, not paper or ink). I also have a large old bottle that appears to have been used for milk or something similar, and four varying sizes of medicine bottles, two soda pop bottles (very small compared to modern - and I know soda was dispensed at that time). My problem is knowing where to get more information. Thanks trish

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From: Dan W

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Heinz Bottle

date: 15-07-2004

Hi Digger, I found this on your site and was wondering when it was posted. What would this same bottle sell for today? Thanks, Dan Dear Digger, I found a bottle on some of our property yesterday, and was just curious about it. I ran across your questions, answers, and pictures and have been in heaven reading and looking at your stuff. This bottle says: H.J.HEINZ CO. on the bottom of it. PATD.JUNE 17 1890 On the side there is a circle.inside the circle is a emblem that looks similar to what I tried to draw with the keyboard, well anyway there is a skeleton key inside the emblem. On the outside of the circle, and around the circle, (at the top it says) H.J.HEINZ CO. The bottom half of the circle it says PITTSBURGH.PA. There is another circle that goes on the outside of the writing. Then between the top and bottom half is a little banner that comes off each side, the left side says TRADE the right side says Mark. The bottle itself is 9 inches tall. It has seams on the side and has a bluish-pink color to it in the sunlight. I remember the old glass ketchup bottles but they didn't look quite like this. I would appreciate any information you have on it. We haven't had a computer for long but I hope there is a picture included. After looking around your site I am really curious about a few other bottles we have found or that have been given to us. Several years ago I went to the library and found a little information on a few bottles that I have. Now that I have access to the Internet I will see what I can find. My husband used to wreck old buildings, I finally told him to bring ALL glass home. So I have boxes of stuff out in my barn that he brought home and we saved but have no clue about any of it. He brought home Depression Glass, bottles, and all kinds of other old stuff. Sorry about my rambling on, hope to hear back from you and Thank You for your time. Debbie Jenkins Debbie, Your description is excellent but your keyboard drawing was not reproducible. The one important detail on Heinz bottles is the number on the base. Your bottle which I suspect has the number 56 on the base was not ketchup but pepper sauce. They are scarcer than the ketchup bottles and sell for about $5-6. Digger

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From: LindaNJoeEddie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cebhardt Eagle Chili Powder Bottle

date: 15-07-2004

Can you tell me the history about a small clear bottle with Cebhardt Eagle on one side and Chili Powder on the other side? Thanks.

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From: Jack Ward

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

date: 15-07-2004

I have an amber bottle with Wooster on the bottom. do you know what came in this bottle

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From: Geoff Burgeson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Value

date: 15-07-2004

Digger, I used to be somewhat of a digger myself. Junk digger, that is. As a youth (about 50 years ago) I found the bottles in the attached photos in village dumps in Warsaw, New York. Can you take a stab at approx. value and age? 1) The "Warsaw Bottling Works" bottle was an especially nice find as it was from the town I lived in. It is approx. 10" tall. The text reads "Warsaw Bottling Works" and "Warsaw New York" in the outer ring and "A. G. Vosburgh Proprietor" inside that ring. It has a rubber cork attached to a resealable wire bale. The underside of the cork has the inscription "Patent Exp'd Jan 5, 92". The glass is a very colorless clear. 2) The "Caw's Ink" bottle has the inscription. "Caw's Ink New York" and is rather plain otherwise. It is 2.25" tall and is of greenish-clear glass. 3) The "Milk of Magnesia" bottle is one of the ubiquitous blue Phillips Milk of Magnesia bottles. The inscription reads "Milk of Magnesia Reg'd in US Patent Office Aug. 21, 1906 The Chas. H. Phillips Chemical Company Glenbrook, Conn. It is 7" tall and has screw threads on it's top. Thanks for any inputs you can give. Regards, Geoff Burgeson Attachments: Warsaw Bottling Works 2.jpg Warsaw Bottling Works 1.jpg Caw's Ink.jpg Milk of Magnesia.jpg

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From: theresa sexton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

date: 15-07-2004

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From: Jericho112933

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: koca nola bottle

date: 16-07-2004

hi digger Odell. my question is i have a, s s koca nola bottle with a center slug plate its packed away but i think it says Atlanta , ga, alsoit looks to be about 6 1/2 oz. or 7 oz most likely around 1905.dug it in Conyers , ga. back in the 80'sgreat shape. no chips .good looking bottle. thanks for your info. will know look at your books for sale and your bottles for sale. I am in Wilmington , n.c. now that I retired. moved from Conyers 2000.thanks digger. jerry Campbell

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From: ACR roppolokiski

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ancient Decanters

date: 16-07-2004

Dear Sir, I have a pair of identical decanters that at one time were among my great-uncle's most prized possessions. He had a tavern in Duluth, MN around the turn of the century and these were always displayed on his bar. I don't have the ability to send you pictures at this point in time but I will describe them to you. They are white glass approximately 14 inches high. The base is 3 3/4 inches square. The square portion is about 3 inches high then it turns into a Greek column and finally is square at the top again. They appear to have 4 seams. One still has a picture pasted onto the center of the column portion that appears to be somewhat reminiscent of Buffalo Bill or perhaps a soldier. The person in the picture has no hat but does sport a beard. One of the pair seems to have an imprint or a sticker on the bottom that looks like an old boot in miniature. These are hand-me-downs and I am trying to get some background on them due to the fact that the great-uncle treasured them so. Thank you, Tony

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From: B B sweetpea

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

date: 16-07-2004

HELLO I FOUND A BOTTLE AT A YARD SALE AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT IT PLEASE. THE BOTTLE IS A LIMITED EDITION, GREAT AMERICAN PRESIDENT SERIES. MADE IN WHEATON BOTTLE FACTORY IN N.J. IT IS AQUA BLUE GREEN IRIDESCENT COLOR IN THE LIGHT. THERE IS A MARKING c70 ON THE FRONT OF THE BOTTLE WITH A PICTURE OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S FACE , AND ON THE BACK IT HAS GREAT AMERICAN, STATESMAN, PRESIDENT ON IT. ALSO, ON THE FRONT IT HAS THE BIRTH AND DEATH DATES OF HIM. THE SEAM GOES ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP OF IT. SEEMS TO BE AN OPEN PONTIL MARK ON THE BOTTOM , AND COULD BE AN APPLIED DOUBLE COLLAR TOP .EXCELLENT SHAPE, THANKS HOPE TO HERE FROM YOU REAL SOON. SWEETPEABON

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From: Kathy Dellinger karita

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: heinz pickle crock

date: 16-07-2004

need more information regarding a Heinz Pickle Crock that I aquired. The only information that I have obtained is the Crock is over 100 years old. gray in color. imprinted on the side of the crock * 2 * HP Co Hawthorn, Pa Sincerely Bob Dellinger

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From: Ron Hughes

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about a bottle

date: 16-07-2004

I have a bottle of Atwood's Physical Jannaice Bitters. It is 12 sided and as writing on the bottle that says it was formerly made by Moses Atwood Geogretown, Mass. The paper label is still on the bottle and lists the active ingredients. (It also notes that the alcohol content is 16%.) There is also another paper wrapped around the bottle that has a stamp with the name John Henry/New York on it. It give the cost of 35 cents per bottle and cautions "Beware of Counterfeits!" Instructions for use are inside. Does this bottle/label/instructions have any worth at all? I should also mention that the bottle is about 1/4 full of the bitters.

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From: Leisa Trustum lt927

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: could you tell me please what a bottle of bells scotch to celebrate Queen Elizabeth 60th birthday 21st april 1986

date: 17-07-2004

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From: M Bleskoski

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I found 2 bottles in the ground -

date: 17-07-2004

I have 2 bottles that I dug up. first bottle= all indications shows that it is Owen-Illinois it has a diamond with a circle in the middle of the diamond. and the letter "I" inside the circle It has the number "2" to the left then a "5" to the right then the number 8 below it has raised circles on the glass bottle 2nd bottle is a aftershave bottle or perfume bottle has a empty diamond mark, possibly Heisey? has plastic screw cap has depressed design can you tell me anything about them? Thank you for your time, Maria in Syracuse, NY Attachments: b.JPG bb.JPG

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From: PBKNelson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Garrett & Co.

date: 17-07-2004

I found a 5 inch bottle on the beach. It says Garrett & CO., Established 1835, Norfolk VA . It has an eagle holding a banner that reads Amercian Wines. There are two confederate flags on both sides of the banner. The bottom of the bottle has an O D on it. It is a clear bottle with a purple tint to it. There are two seams that do not run through the neck -- they stop just below. Any info. you have would be appreciated.

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From: susan boss

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

date: 17-07-2004

can you give any information on a bottle purchased in Australia at an antique shop marked (Erven Lucasols'Tlootsje Amsterdam 3/4 Liter) LIQUOR BOTTLE HOLLAND Paper Label Bolls V.O. Geneves is four times distilled and matured in wood. It should be taken with Bitters and Water or . Cork top marked BOLS. The bottle looks to be earthen ware.

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From: Duffeyncy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottles

date: 17-07-2004

I have two whiskey bottles (full) one is Lauders' scotch with the state tax labels still in tack from 1960 and a Five Star whiskey bottle also full with tax stamps in tack these are half pints I was wondering if they are worth anything. Contact appreciated at Duffeyncy thank you

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From: Kelly Anbach

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question:

date: 17-07-2004

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

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From: THEKROOKEMAN

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Please Help Me if you will

date: 17-07-2004

I purchased this whiskey bottle from an Yard Sale. It is a 4/5 quart bourbon whiskey bottle and the label on the top says "Clermont Beam, Kentucky. This bottle has kind of a frosted surface and is labeled "The Merry Lute Player" on the front. On the back there is a story of Frans Hals with the dates 1584-85. This bottle measures 8 1/2" tall, 5 1/2" wide and 2" deep. can you tell me want it is worth? Thanks for Helping Blessings to you and yours. The krookeman

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From: Robert Kyle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Beggs & Bolton Question

date: 17-07-2004

Digger, My dad saw an antique bottle at a friends house, it is a Codd style. It had a crest on it and said Beggs & Bolton. Can you tell me anything about it? I am sorry, I do not have a picture. thanks, Bob

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From: JUSTSTOCK2004

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: red wine guns

date: 17-07-2004

digger, I have found 2 red wine bottles that are guns they are still sealed, and have THREE lables one says its impoted by BANI PRODUCT CORP. the other says product of parroffivi fedli (CERTALDO) (FIRENZE) ON THE BOTTOM LABLE ITS MARKED BARSOTTINI _344/FI VINO ROSSO (PRODUCT OF ITALY) THERE ARE NO DATES SHOWN BUT HERE IS A PIC. IN AN ATTACH FILE IF YOU FIND ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WINE COLLECTABLE PLEASE LET ME KNOW THANKS LAURA

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From: Lshortnsquat

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old liquor decantors

date: 18-07-2004

What does it mean when the there is a stamped impression on the bottom stating it is illegal to resell or reuse the bottle? The particular one I acquired is about 12" tall plus the glass stopper. It's got a 70's look about it. Salmon Pinka and White striped. like a maypole would look with the ribbons hanging down. Thanks for your help. Lela Talley

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From: cosinclair

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: kool aid glass bottle embossed ,

date: 18-07-2004

bottom patened july 9 1940 . Back of bottle .Bottled by Kool-Aid Bottling Co. Ottumwa, Iowa.

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From: Jeremy Poole

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question:

date: 18-07-2004

Sir, I came across your excellent site and was hoping you could help me identify a bottle. It is VERY dark brown/amber, to the point that almost no light passes through the sides but a little light can be seen at the neck and looking through the top I can see good light through the bottom. It is 9 1/2" tall and 2 1/2" across the base. On the bottom is stamped C.C.G.CO with a large 6 under that. The letters could be C.C.C CO hard to make out. I am not sure what style the top would be called? It is not a threaded top, it is flat across the top and drops down about an inch and then flares back in towards the neck of the bottle? There are a lot of surface bubbles in the glass and there are what appear to be 'seams' down each side but they do not continue the full length of the bottle and end near the top of the neck angling off and then stopping.? I hope this all makes sense, any help would be appreciated. Jeremy  BC Canada --- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: louisette butler

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Lucas Bols, delft jug

date: 18-07-2004

I bought a ceramic delft jug(about 11inches), at the bottom is stamped Delft Blue made in Holland Handwerk, 27dm.-76/7G.Bols. It also has a sticker that says Jonge Dubbelgestookte Graangenever , 35% alc. Could You give me some info on it and its value? It has a windmill and a cork stopper, it is in perfect condition and beautiful! Thanks a million Louise Butler Louise

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From: RickStephensyour in box

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle with Egyptian/roman scenery

date: 18-07-2004

Can you tell me anything about this bottle. I have attached pictures for your review. This bottle belonged to my grandmother. When you look inside the bottle the glass is a purple color. Thanks in advance. Thank You,

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From: JAMES WARD JIMTIQUES

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Crescent Brewing Co. Irwin, Pa.

date: 18-07-2004

Digger I have dug up over 2 dozen of these bottles some registered, some not, some have d.o.c. on bottom back, some have nothing, some have a star with # after it, some C&Co. I know D.O.C. was Pittsburgs Cunningham Co. I would assume C&Co. is the same Co. But what frustrates me is I can find no history or backround on this brewery. Iv'e been to the local historical society, and all they could show me was a map of where they were located. (guess where iv'e been digging)? They were started in 1903 funded by home capital and I found a couple ads in our libraries archives on microfilm, that's all I know. If you or someone you know could give me any information it would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Jim Ward

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From: Chris Oliver

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

date: 19-07-2004

Hi Digger, I have a bottle that I as received from a relative in the late '60. At the time we were stationed at the Air Force Base in Dover Del. and this relative worked at the Wheaton factory that produced the bottles you talk about. He gave us all several which I am said to say we have not held on to except for the one I am writing about. It is one he said would be a special one. It is a blue John F. Kennedy bottle, on the bottom is stamped Wheaton NJ and then it says First Edition with the usual stamp in the middle and a 2 off to the side. The reason he said this one was different was because the stars around the perimeter on the back side which represent the years of President Kennedys life one of the stars is only a half star to symbolize the year he was killed. He said only a few of the bottles would be made like that then the rest would have a full star. Now I am not sure if all of that actually happened or if it means anything or makes it of any value so would appreciate any information you could give to me. Thank you so very much. Chris Oliver

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From: J910

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: vento wine bottle

date: 19-07-2004

Greetings, I am writing in behalf of my brother. He has a skull vento wine bottle that's about 9" or 10" tall. On the bottom it says "VENTO WINE, CLEVELAND OHIO, MADE IN ITALY, COLLECTOR'S ITEM". It has the original cork stopper. The bottle is in mint condition. He has had the bottle for almost 30 years and he would like to know the value. Sorry, but I do not have any pics of it. Any info that you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Jeff

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From: gerald winokur

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: re Atlantic Bottling Works, Nantasket Beach Mass

date: 19-07-2004

Dear Digger, I have a bottle from Atlantic Bottling Works, Nantasket Beach Mass, and can t find any information. Can you help? Gerald

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From: Kathleen.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

date: 19-07-2004

just trying to find a estimated value of a bottle, clear- try me bottle, chas s.c. 1924 10oz thanks for any help. keep on digging kathy C

 

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From: Judi Blank

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old whiskey bottle

date: 19-07-2004

MY HUSBAND JUST GOT AN OLD BOTTLE THAT BELONGED TO A GREAT GREAT UNCLE. ITS A WHISKEY BOTTLE, STILL HAS THE CORK, AND A METAL LID ABOUT THE SIZE OF A SHOT GLASS. ON THE LID IT SAYS: CANADA CONSOLIDATED DISTILLERIES LIMITED CAP WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THIS BOTTLE? THANK YOU JUDI

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From: Blaine Greenman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Is this a repo

date: 19-07-2004

Hi, Is this bottle a repo? HBC, Historical Bottle Collectors guild? 7" x 4 3/4" w x 2 Thanks. PS your site ROCKS! Vinì, Vidì, Viché. --------------------------------- Attachments: b9_1_b.jpg ad_1.jpg

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From: Paula Basso

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle

date: 19-07-2004

Hello, I have a question regarding this old bottle. I believe it is an old wine bottle. It is hand blown with a pontil mark. It says CUSENIER on the front and the top lip is all uneven. The color is olive green . I'd like to know the value and age. Thanks, Paula

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From: LEROY WARDLAW

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glass and Brass Whiskey Lantern Decanter

date: 19-07-2004

Dear Digger I would like to know if my musical decanter which plays How Dry I Am is of any value. The following pictures have been attached for your appraisal. Please send your response via e-mail. Leroy Wardlaw

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From: Susan Morgan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: golden wedding bottle

date: 14-03-2004

Thanks in advance for any help in identifying this bottle. It is clear glass and has golden wedding on it. Right next to it I found one that says Old Quaker. I am just interested in knowing when these were manufactured. I found these on property that has never been developed and they are starting to build on the land. Maybe if you could give me a year that these were made. susie morgan

I found an old whiskey bottle that says golden wedding on it with little bells on it. Do you know what years this was manufactured? Also found one that says Old Quaker. Any help would be greatly appreciated! susie morgan

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From: Jonathan Vermeire

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

date: 19-07-2004

hello my name is jean-louis, my wife bought a pink bottle with grapes, pear, cherries leaves. on it with also a sign jus de fruits on it strange to see only French on it it has also collar lid with rubber and on the base it said casidi lt2 milano could you explain to me were that bottle come from ?? jus de fruit is French not Italian witch i was thinking it came from as millan is in Italy ?? please help me and is it worth more than 10 dollars than my wife paid for ??? thanks jl

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From: Ewing, Robby

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Monte Cassino Covington, KY

date: 20-07-2004

It too found a violin shaped bottle as described in your "ASK DIGGER" dialogue. What came in that type bottle? Roberta C. Ewing,

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From: DARYLL R BERRYMAN DARYLLBE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: enden shampoo

date: 20-07-2004

hey, digger, I work for the University of Alabama Office of Archaeological Research, and we found a bottle associated with a house site I would like to date. It is an Enden shampoo bottle, glass, roughly hourglass shaped, 4 ounces. Oh, the manufacturer (of the shampoo) is Helene Curtis. Do you have any idea when these bottles were discontinued? daryllbe

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From: dawgtown

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Milk Bottle (WELLS DAIRIES)

date: 20-07-2004

TO: Digger I collect milk bottles. Years ago my Dad, James Cole worked for Wells Dairies in Columbus on Brown Ave. Can you help me obtain a decent Wells bottle cheap? Thanks, Jim Cole

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From: Rainbowsheri

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle of crown

date: 20-07-2004

could you tell me how much a bottle of 1968 crown royal is worth? thanks Kelly

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From: TBIRDKIDS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Seltzer Bottle

date: 20-07-2004

Hi, I have a old green glass seltzer bottle, and was wondering how to get the top off to clean out the inside. The top is metal with a 'trigger' to dispense the seltzer. Any ideas? Thanks, Brian

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From: Barry St. Onge

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

date: 18-07-2004

I have a emerald green white house vinegar bottle maybe it should be called a decanter and it is a ballerina pattern on it. i thought it was very rare when i could not find one on ebay and i listed it there and can't even get a $5.00 bid on it. any chance if you have the time you could tell me about it.i included a few pics of it. Thanks Barry

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From: Elena

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: two bottles

date: 21-07-2004

Hi. I went into your website and read a question similar to my own. However, I could not find a response for it. I have a bottle that has a silver base and spout with a dragon handle. It has a clear glass body with diamond shaped grooves. The bottom of the bottle reads Distillerie Buton, Bologna, Italia, Casa Fondata 1820, Argenterie Comm G. Galbiati Milano. I have another bottle that was given to me by my aunt that was given to her approx. 40 years ago by a very old woman. It appears to be a decanter that is hand blown. It is rectangular with a round decanter plug. It is hand painted with little flowers and a woman with a scarf on her head carrying a basket with a ducks in it. It has a Pennsylvania Dutch appearance to it. I would appreciate any information that you could give me. Thank you so much, Elena

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From: Chantelntim

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Found Bottle

date: 21-07-2004

Hi Digger I have an old bottle here that I cant seem to find out what it held at one time. And I also would like to know how old it is and if it is worth anything. It is a aqua round bottle and it is very thick. It has a picture of the Statue of liberty on it and says liberty bottling works Detroit Michigan on the front. And on the bottom it has L.B. I am also sending a photo along of it. I also have another bottle Would like to find out how old it is ans if it is worth anything. It is about 3 inches and it is clear glass and has a a strange marking that almost looks like a 3 but not sure if that is what it is. It says 3ii and has some numbers on the bottom 55UI20. I am also sending a pic of it. I thank you for any help you might be. Chantel Cronk Attachments: july 4th 2004

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From: Justin Hazuga

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old Bottle Question:

date: 21-07-2004

Hey Digger, I found this bottle at a flea market in southern Indiana. It is two toned stoneware. It has a stamp near the base that says "H. Kennedy, Glasgow. Borrowed Pottery, 2." Could you tell me the age of this bottle and how much it might be worth?--Thanks, Justin Attachments: bottle.jpg

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From: Chris Rowell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pontiled medicine encyclopedia question

date: 21-07-2004

Hi Digger, In your pontil medicine encyclopedia. you list an Edwards pain extracting lotion as being from Baltimore. I wanted to ask where did you find that information. and do you have a copy of an advertisement or directory listing you could e-mail me. The reason i ask is i have the chance to get an example of this bottle and i want to be sure is from Baltimore and not some other city. As I have never even dug a piece of this bottle around Baltimore and everyone I ask about this bottle has never seen one before. Thanks Chris

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From: dana larson larson_dana

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

date: 21-07-2004

I have 3 bottles, , and can't seem to find info about any of them. If someone has info, it would greatly be appreciated!! 1: Reed & Carnrick Peptenzyme Elixir. It is cobalt, it is approx 8 in tall. It has the screw cap on it and some of the contents still inside., also the label is still on. 2: Prepared by Dr. Peter Fahrney & Sons Co, Chicago , ILL. US, the other side is in german, with embossed flowers the the words, Forni's Alpenbrauter Blutbeleber. It is clear and 8 1/2 inches tall. The bottom says Patent applied for. 3: what I believe is an old whiskey bottle or flask. It is amber, square, and approx 6 1/4 inches tall. The top of the bottle looks like wide ribbing. Both sides say Cream pure rye. Bottom front reads Dallemand & CO, bottom back reads Chicago. Bottom of bottle reads patent applied for. I would appreciate any input, Thanks!!! Dana Larson

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From: Butch butchsmuffler

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glass bottles

date: 21-07-2004

Found two clear bottles in a garage sale box lot. Both about 1X2rec. by about 6.5 inches tall. 1 is embossed Jewel tea co. with a diamond type insignia above it and the other is a Boye needle Co. Chicago. They must be old because they are showing a purplish color. Do you think they are worth anything? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Butch.

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From: Lanny Garner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Patent #80918

date: 21-07-2004

Digger, I went on a walk in a mountain meadow near Amalia, New Mexico, and found a Ball jar, patent #80918. It had no lid, was in excellent condition and quite literally, out in the middle of no where approx. 8, 600 elevation. My cousin's mountain cabin was a distance away and there was no apparent trash around it. I even wondered if it had drifted down the mountain in a spring snow melt. I was delighted when my husband discovered your website and found a photo of the unique shaped little jar. I had shown it to my 83 year old mother-in-law, a retired home economics teacher, and she had never seen one like it in all her years of cooking! I'm glad to know when it was patented and I enjoyed reading the other inquiries. Thanks, Ronda, a travlin' Texan

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From: robert

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

date: 21-07-2004

my grandson found a bottle, its 7fl.oz. has the words Chillicothe bottle company and its light green , it looks like a pop bottle.

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From: cheffysemail

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: French Santa Bottle -rare or not?

date: 22-07-2004

Hello Digger Odell, I'm hoping you might be able to advise me on a glass Santa bottle I have in my collection. I've only seen this particular bottle one other time; I've included that web link below. They have it listed for $500.00 which I would guess is extreme. http://www.aagal/images/Holiday/24482a_l.jpg My Santa bottle is identical to this one, but is completely clear without any paint. It measures approx. 12½" tall and is embossed on lower backside, "Distilleries" (then unclear--but possibly "Benoit Serres") and then "Toulouse France". Is in VERY GOOD condition! Antique? Vintage? Circa? Rare? Value? Any info you can share would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Diane --

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From: Lloyd Babb

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What is this?

date: 22-07-2004

I have an aqua colored bottle that say's Atwood's Jaundice Bitters embossed on it. Also it says formerly made by Moses Atwood Georgetown, Mass. It is 12 sided. I see these on ebay all the time for around $3 but some books have them at over $100. The base reads P 23 on it. If you can tell me anything on this I would appreciate it. Attached is a close up picture. Lloyd Babb Attachments: Atwoods.jpg

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From: EDWARD SWEROCK

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fwd: minatures

date: 22-07-2004

Note: forwarded message attached.

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From: Ladybugkrm1970

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle value

date: 22-07-2004

Hey Digger, I have a Remy Martain King Edward viii liquer bottle, could you tell me if it has any value to it?

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From: Lbone41wmconnect

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wheaton Commemorative bottles

date: 22-07-2004

Hello- I received 10 - 12 Wheaton bottles from my Mother-in-law and am having trouble figuring their value (if they have any). Can you help me? I am also interested in locating Wheaton collectors, if possible. Thanks for any assistance you can give me. Laura McArthur

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From: lnewton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cola cola 1

date: 22-07-2004

Hello Found this old coke bottle. It says Coca cola 7 oz registered coca cola bottling wks 2nd 1251 Louisville, Ky on the bottom it says Coca Cola x Would you know the age ? It is dark brown and very thick. Thank You Vj 

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From: Scoutsbooks1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Man's beard wraps around bottle

date: 22-07-2004

Hi Digger, I found a clear glass bottle at my Dad's farm in Pennsylvania and hope that you can tell me its history. Though hard to see in the picture I have attached, the bottle has a relief of a man in a hat with a very long beard that trails down to the end of the bottle and wraps around to the other side. Also on the other side, there is an oval depression where presumably the label was. Do you have any info about its origins? Thanks for any help. Sincerely, Amanda Worthington

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From: Caddonlee

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Stephens' stoneware ink bottle, labeled & impressed, nearly full.

date: 22-07-2004

Hi Digger Can you tell me when the attached was manufactured? The image scale is centimetres War label 1st. or 2nd, ? About 95% of the contents (scarlet ink) as labeled remain. Is it worth any thing, and if so, are there any specialist auction houses you could recommend? I live in Scotland, UK. Hope you can help. Best Regards, Lawrie Hayworth Attachments: Dscn3053.ZIP

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From: Roamindoc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: George Dickel Souvenir Bottle

date: 22-07-2004

Digger, Glad i found your site! My husband and I recently bought a bottle at a garge sale for $2.75 and were wondering if it was worth anything. It is a George Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash whiskey. It says Souvenir Bottle (Raised in the Glass) it also says first bottling October 1964. and 27 years of stubborness, but we made it.(raised in glass also). It has a leather strap that works as a handle which connects around the neck of the bottle and connects to the leather covering the bottom of the bottle. It has part if the bottle stamp sticker on it with the #298029 at the top. the other ones i seen were called Powderhorn Bottles. It has two stickers on the front one is oval gold with black lettering and the other is white kinda round with black lettering and say special bottling for  ! I have never seen anything like this so i was just wondering if it was worth anything or just cool to look at! Thank you so much for your time and help. Janelle

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From: cheri davis angelshaven2004

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

date: 23-07-2004

hi picked a bottle at the flea market yesterday I have quickly learned it's a flask. probably a reproduction from Wheaton. but its practically mint condition. so how do I really know its not the real deal/ no date, nulene nj doesn't state Wheaton you were saying if it's a repro they would stamp it Wheaton correct/ the father of his country Washington at the bottom which you had a pic in blue that perfectly matched this but mine is green. cork still intact in the bottle saw a tiny discolor maybe? hand blown doesn't even look it very smooth round oval shape let me if I should keep my asking price at $20-50 or I can send you a pic to be safe. thanks for your time! cheri cheri's jewelry n more

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From: tazduck

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Odd bottle

date: 23-07-2004

Hello I found this old bottle at an estate sale and for the life of me I can't figure out what it was used for. It is 6.75 inches tall, 1 inch triangular shape. It has Owens on two sides of the triangle and a screw on top with holes in it like a salt shaker. I have attached pictures for you to see. I think it may be from the 1920's but not sure and the top of the neck of the bottle has only one uncompleted circle for closure. I just would like to know it's use and if I'm right about the date. I've now lost your page to go to to see your answer. Many thanks and I do appreciate your time and help.Daphne Heath USA tazduck Attachments: FULL BOTTLE.jpg BOTTLE TOPS.jpg

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From: Lisa O'Toole

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

date: 23-07-2004

Hi Digger! My neighbor next door, who is 79, was getting stuff together for a garage sale and came across this rose colored mason jar. She brought it out to me and asked me if I could research it and see if it has any value. The jar is made by the Crownford China Company - Pint Jar 1902. It is in perfect condition. Just curious if you might have any info. Thanks! Attached pics! Sincerely, Lisa O'Toole for Marvel Loomis - next door neighbor :) Attachments: July04_260.JPG July04_261.JPG July04_262.JPG July04_263.JPG July04_264.JPG July04_265.JPG

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From: Barb Paris

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Is this still a valid address?

date: 23-07-2004

I submitted a question several weeks ago and haven't seen a reply on the website. Is this still a valid address and, if not, what would be a website to have my questions about my bottles answered? Thank you for any help. B.Paris

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From: Tammy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: value of bottle

date: 23-07-2004

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE VALUE IF ANY FOR A 1971 UNOPENED BOTTLE OF CROWN ROYAL1.75 LITERS THANK YOU TAMMY

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From: Bap1970wmconnect

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD BOTTLE

date: 23-07-2004

I HAVE AN OLD BOTTLE DONT KNOW ANY THING ABOUT IT CAN YOU HELP PLEASE HERE IS A PICTURE THANK YOU

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From: Bonewalker7

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: GDE KONING TILLY

date: 23-07-2004

I have a bottle- from Cheyenne, Wy. first city dump-- is aqua color, cylindrical shape approx. 3 1/2 in tall and 1/2 in wide, very irregular in design and crudely made- won't even stand up, reads "GDE KONING TILLY" - no other markings--- Also from same dump found a small clear bottle with an embossed outline of a face with chinese writing inside and also on bottle of bottle- any ideas? Thank you in advance for your time-- kivaseeker in Wyoming

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From: noa kisch

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pharmacy bottels

date: 24-07-2004

dear digger! where can i find information about old pharmacy bottles from the 20"s, 30's, from Germany? thanks ahead noa israel ---------------------------------

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From: bobbyosauru

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glass Flask

date: 24-07-2004

I have a square light green glass flask bottle, it came from wh jones and co at 159 Hanover corner Blackstone Boston Mass, the bottle reads established 1851 and has trade mark with a bear between the trade and mark, then it reads WH Jones and company importers Hanover and Blackstone STS Boston mass and the bottom of the bottle has four numbers 1901. The bottle measures 6 1/2 inches tall 2 1/2 inches wide and has a cork in the top broken off at the lipp besides that the bottle is in mint condition, and was wondering what the age of the bottle and value of the bottle is Thank you Robert Billings.

From: Judy Judyhstatetel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wildroot Bottle

date: 24-07-2004

Hi, I have found a 4 1/2" (total ht.) clear color , 3 fl oz Wildroot bottle. I see you have one question on the Wildroot bottle and you told them all the bottles have a vine down the sides. This one does not. It has 3 lines at the top & bottom sides. The wildroot and 3 fl oz marking is on the bottom of the bottle. It is a screw top. Does this mean it is a later bottle? Thanks very Much J. Healey NY

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From: Deanne brady brady.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

date: 24-07-2004

Digger, Recently on my job doing an excavation, I ran across an old bottle which was approx. 12" high and 3 1/2" round. It said Mineral Brunnen Birresborn In der Eifel on it. It also had some type of insignia on it. It was easy to tell it was hand made due to the fact that it was a little out of round and leaning a bit when stood upright. From a little research on the web, which led me to your website, I figured out it was an old mineral water bottle in Germany. And I am assuming it was made in Birresborn, Germany. I do not know German at all, but from what I could gather the "In der Eifel" somehow reflects the Eifel region in Germany. I guess my question is are my assumptions correct? Also the bottle is in excellent condition, can you tell me what it is worth? I'll probably just keep it and put some whiskey in it. It will make a good conversation piece if you could fill in the gaps. Thank you very much for your time.

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From: vanessa jarman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: button brandy

date: 24-07-2004

hi, i noticed you have a question on button brandy i have exactly the same bottle on it is on a tilted stand as if it was made to fit into a box or some display cabinet. could you tell me what it is worth? i also have a bottle of pimm's limited edition which is in excellent condition and states on the front 750ml London sw1 bottled for jhon walker & sons please tell me if this is worth anything? thank you vanessa

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From: kat4guvnetzero

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles found

date: 24-07-2004

Dear Digger: Your expertise is greatly needed in finding information on (3) bottles that were dug up on the slopes of Haleakala, Maui. I would like to request any information you may be able to tell me about these (3) bottles, the type of product the bottle held, and a little history about the company that manufactured this product. My curiosity regarding a bottle dated back to 1877 is very intriguing to me. First bottle: This bottle is in good shape, it appears that the cap was a screw on, the mouth is about an inch and a quarter across, shaped similar to an ink bottle but stands 6 and a half to 7 inches high, the color is clear. As the base of the neck widens the words "E.R. Durkee New York", in raised letters encircles it. At the bottom of the bottle is an almost finished diamond with a flat top with 3 lines. Within the diamone on each corner it is rounded off with 31 at the top, L on the right, R at the bottom, and 16 to the left. Encircling this diamond shape is the words "Bottle Patented April 17, 1877. Second Bottle: Appears to be shaped like an old whiskey flask, the mouth seemed to have a cork which sealed the liquid inside. The words "FULL PINT" appear only on one side, on the bottom there's a large circle with the number 7, the color is clear. Third Bottle: Appears to have had a screw on lid, the mouth is about 2 and a half inches across, the color is clear with a design that if the bottle was turned over resembles a bottle within a bottle. The shape is similar to an oval. The bottom seems to have the shape of the bottom of the Eifel Tower, I could be mistaken, but it appears to have the letter "A" between the legs of the tower. On the left side is the number 2 and on the right it's either the letter "s" or the number 9. Encirling this is the words "Packed By Cal Cons Co" in raised letters. I hope you can help me with any information pertaining to these seemingly ancient bottles. If possible is they of any value? I appreciate any information you may come across or point me in the right direction to dig up any information about them as well as the company that produced and manufactured them. Aloha and good luck!!! K.A.Y. Curious about how these bottles came to be on the slopes of Mt. Haleakala, Maui.

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From: CINDY BRENNAN-FAHS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

date: 24-07-2004

i have a bottle of old mr boston imported rum 4/5 quart the bottle is still sealed with a us internal revenue seal. i am not sure how old the bottle is. it does have a P.A. liquor control board sticker also. there are numbers on the bottom of the bottle also. there is nothing on the bottle to indicate a date. should i keep it or drink it? thanks for any help.

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From: Josh Gentry

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com?

Subject: Schiedam Mineral bottle

date: 24-07-2004

Hi there. I was given a bottle of my aunts recently It is clear light blue and etched in a ribbon design into the glass is the following: Schiedamsche MineraalWater Fabriek J.H.C. Van Waart Telephoon 68050 Scheidam The bottle is about a foot tall with a smooth base There are a few scratches and the inside is a bit dirty (I don't know how to open it) The glass inside is fluted so there is a ripple effect behind the words. The metal spigot is still attached (If you know how I could get it off, that would be great) The spigot also is stamped FA: J.H. C. VAN WAART SCHIEDAM GUERET FRES PARIS ORTT & CLE ROTTERDAM ETAIN SANS PLOMB Can you tell me more about this bottle? Thank you! Andrea & Josh

 

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From: Jericho112933

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coke bottle

date: 25-07-2004

hi digger. I have a nov.16, 1915 dated coke bottle I have had several over the years but this one has the number nine and one are reversed or backwards  how unusual is this if at all?? its a Milledgeville , ga. bottle with a chip on the lip other wise good shape. thanks very much, jerry

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From: TKeihle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey decanter

date: 25-07-2004

Hi digger. Thanks for having a good bottle site. A friend of mine is looking for a whiskey decanter of the Oklahoma Sooners. I know several whiskey companies made decanters of some college and pro teams did anyone, Beam, McCormeck, ect. make an Oklahoma Sooners decanter? Your reply would be appreciated thanks Terry

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From: WILLIAM RIVERS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pepsi Cola Bottle

date: 25-07-2004

Mr. Odell; I sure was glad to find your site. My wife and I are professional divers, presently investigating the site of a Civil War gun boat here in the State of Florida. While performing an under water evaluation of this site we found several bottles of varying age. One was a Hayner Whiskey bottle with design patent date 30 Nov. 1897. We have determined what we needed to know about that bottle. The other is a Pepsi Cola bottle. Most of the Colored part of the label located on the body of the bottle is gone but enough of the label is present to suggest it is the Red and White label, which of course is baked on. It also has the Pepsi Cola embossed around the neck. Located on the bottom of the bottle is what we have not been able to determine. Embossed on the bottom is L-906, 3 an anchor design 5, 16-A-57. The bottle is clear glass, straight except for the reduction at the neck and mouth, is 9 1/2 inches long. We have had no luck discovering the meaning of these codes. We understand this bottle is most likely a 1940's version, however our research has presented to us that Pepsi had a Logo change in 1905, 1906 and in 1934 Pepsi began selling a 12oz bottle drink, which this bottle is, in 1940 they adopted the standardized embossed bottle and a new logo, in 1958 a swirl design replaced the straight sided bottle and in 1962 a new logo was adapted. That is to many logo changes for us to determine just what bottle we have here, at least on our limited knowledge of bottles. Can you either identify what bottle we have based on the information provided or suggest where we may determine the meaning of the codes. A very accurate time line is absolutely necessary for this investigation. Thanks for your time, Bill Rivers, DM.

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From: Peter Hargrove

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: The Secrets Of Privy Digging

date: 25-07-2004

Odell, I've been given the opportunity to dig a privy from the late 1800s by a homeowner who will not allow anyone but myself to be there. Does your book cover the specifics on digging a privy, particularly the security factors so that the pit doesn't collapse on me while down in it? This would be my first time so I want to make sure I do it right and don't get killed in the process. Regards,

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From: Kay Pettitt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: markings

date: 25-07-2004

Hi there, My husband and I are starting to collect children's milk cups--specifically cowboy type cups (Davy Crockett, Kit Carson etc.) We would like to know the difference between Anchor Hocking cups and Hazel Atlas cups. thanks Kay 

 

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From: Lordbemagnified

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 98 year old bottle

date: 26-07-2004

HI, I have a 1906 light blue milk of magnesia bottle says Aug.21, 1906.Saw it online on antiquebottles.co.za? as a rare bottle, but they were in s Africa and didn't comment. Can you give me any insight?I have 5 old bottles I'm dying of suspense , but I won't trouble you now Thanks Linda p.s. I dug it from my childhood home over 30 years ago in the Hampton, NY.

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From: rich

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: smith harmomey

date: 26-07-2004

I have come across a bottle that also plays a song the bottom of the bottle says Swiss harmony inc i will send a pic please let know any thing you can I aso have a ball & claw bottle green says bitters w 71 see pic any info such as history & $ amount will be fine.I can not find any help Rich thanks Attachments: Swiss harmony bitters ball claw 001.jpg Swiss harmony bitters ball claw 002.jpg

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From: CUSTER963

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

date: 26-07-2004

i have a round bottom bottle with the logo erven lucas bols Amsterdam by appointment. the bottle is 3/4 quart. the liquor inside is clear liquor with gold or silver flakes in it. the tax stamp # is 640943932. on the bottom of the bottle is a # 1 in a circle and below that it says liquor bottle and below are the numbers 55 2 75. no label. please respond asap. thankyou.

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From: Aaron waber ikxghs4306sbcglobal

To: mobotexiceweb, jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Poison Bottle Info.

date: 26-07-2004

I would appreciate any information you could send about the poison bottle in the attached pictures.

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From: Peggy woodstuff

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: odd bottle

date: 26-07-2004

In our old barn my husband found a bottle I cannot identify. I can't send a picture right now, but you may be able to identify by description. It is about the size of a small gerber babyfood bottle, and similar shape. The odd part is right inside the opening there is a slanted piece of glass that leaves a small separate space. It would probably mix with the rest of the bottle, I would think, unless the lid prevented that. But the separate space is shaped somewhat like a wedge, and it is made of the same glass material. The space takes up only a portion of the opening, maybe a fourth of the opening. If you have any idea what it might be I can research further when I get the bottle back in my hands, but it would be nice to have a place to start. I saw nothing on websites that looked like this. Thank you, Kristi Hilmoe

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From: AThvntatt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old green glass bottle

date: 26-07-2004

Hello. I am participating in an archaeology dig in Brooksville, FL. We recently unearthed the base of a light green bottle. The glass is quite thick and the base is recessed. It is probably 3-3.5" across and has the letters 'OBW' on the base. I have checked several different bottle identification sites and none have what I am looking for. Would you happen to know anything about this bottle's manufacturer? We are looking at a homestead that dated from the late 1700's until the early 1900's. The bottle was found at a level of approximately 18-24". Any information you might provide will be very, very helpful. Thank you for your assistance. Alana Thevenet d:-) Never place a period where God has placed a comma. Gracie Allen

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From: Julie Jacobs julie_

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bicentennial jars

date: 26-07-2004

Hello, glad your there, your site looks interesting. I'm trying to find info on Kerr red colored bell-shaped bicentennial jars. Rare, numerous, worth, ? etc. Do you have any info you can share w/ me? Thank you for your time.

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From: Dave Carter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jacquin's Forbidden Fruit orb bottle

date: 26-07-2004

Hi I recently purchased a Jacquin's Forbidden Fruit orb bottle, bears the words (on metal type strap) JACQUINS FORBIDDEN FRUIT LIQUEUR 1 PINT 1884. It clearly held 1 pint and has a crown stopper. On the base is a diamond shape and the letters R44 (top) 18 and 62 each side of the diamond and a 0 below it. Condition is excellent. On side of bottle it says FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE. ONE PINT Do you have any information? Thanks Dave Carter (UK)

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From: Thebestmom39

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hope You Can Help

date: 26-07-2004

Hello, I found a Turlington bottle about 20 years ago, This bottle is shape like the dug bottle you have on a web site. The top has been broke off my quest is from being in a sandy, muddybottom in the salty water, but you can still read the letters on it. One side there writting.(BY THE KINGS ROYALL PATENT GRANTED TO) the other side is (ROBT TURLINGTON FOR HIS INVENTED BALSAM OF LIFE) Is there any info that you know of, on this bottle? Thank You Karen

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From: Ricardo Solano

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coronetti Curnado bottle

date: 26-07-2004

Hi, My name is Ricardo Solano. I have two Coronetti Curnado bottles. In the front they read Liquore Galliano and have the red crown at the bottom. One is in good condition. The other has some scratches in the painting. I wonder if they have any value and where I could go to sell them. Thank you in advance for your help. Ricardo rsolano

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From: MaryB2790

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wheaton Ware 1974

date: 26-07-2004

Hi, I am hoping that you can help me. I have an apple paperweight, clear glass except for an 8 pedal red (red/orange?) flower on the inside bottom. The stem is clear, and the leaf is clear. There is a tiny chip on the bottom next to the embossment. It weighs 2 1/2 pounds. The circular embossment says "Hand Made" (top) "Wheaton Ware" (bottom). The middle of the embossment says "EXCLUSIVE 1974". I have been searching for several weeks on the internet and haven't been able to find any information on this paperweight. If you could provide anything, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much, Mary Bedard

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From: raymagyar

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottles

date: 27-07-2004

digger, can you give me information of these bottles, i think these are from ww2 era. thanks for your research. raymagyar Attachments: whiskey bottles.jpg

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From: Scott Morrison

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mr. Boston'e de luxe blend

date: 27-07-2004

I found this bottle in the ocean is it worth anything? how old is it? Thank you Scott Morrison

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From: David K. Gulrud

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wine Bottle with Clock

date: 27-07-2004

Hello Digger A friend of mine showed me a bottle he has had for 20 + years. age unknown when he found it. The label says Cherry Ardo, Italian cherry wine, Produced by Giralamo Luxardo , Italy, 5/8 Qt. The interesting thing about it is it has a German made clock through the center and still working perfectly. The seal has never been broken. Any Ideas. I will send photo's if needed. Thank You Central Wisconsin

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From: Weaver, Herb

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question:

date: 27-07-2004

SAW A BOTTLE AT A SHOP THE OTHER DAY. I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THIS WAS. BOTTLE IS LIGHT AMBER WITH LADYS LEG NECK. IT HAS A RING TOP. BODY OF BOTTLE IS ROUND AND SOMEWHAT SQUAT IN SHAPE (DRUM SHAPE). IT IS APPROXIMATELY 8 TO 9 INCHES TALL. EMBOSSING AROUND SHOULDER SAY'S ORANGE TONICA. BOTTLE IS NICE AND CLEAN. I COLLECT BITTERS, BUT COULDN'T CONFIRM IT AS SUCH. I THOUGHT AT FIRST IT MUST BE A WHISKEY OR MEDICINE BUT COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING IN MY BOOKS. COULD THIS POSSIBLY BE A BARBER BOTTLE OF SOME KIND? THE SELLER WANTS FIFTY DOLLARS FOR IT, BUT I'M NOT SURE IF I WANT TO INVEST THAT MUCH BUT AM TEMPTED TO BY IT BECAUSE IT IS IN SUCH GOOD SHAPE (MINT). HAVE YOU GOT ANY IDEA WHAT THIS BOTTLE MIGHT BE? ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

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From: KAREN E DEVITZ

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: brown glass jug

date: 27-07-2004

Hello Digger; I am hoping you can help us. My husband found a brown glass gallon Clorox jug. It has a metal screw on lid with the word CLOROX embossed on the sides. The bottom has embossed Clorox - Patent Pending. Just curious about its age. Is it worth keeping?? Thanks- Karen

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From: chillyydawg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question:

date: 27-07-2004

Why would an antique glass Liquere Decanter bottle say " Federal Law Prohibits the Sale or FF Use of this bottle" ?

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From: RLBeagle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question:

date: 27-07-2004

I have an aqua colored bottle about 7" tall with "Pepto Mangan (Gude) embossed into the glass. It is hexagonal in shape and it looks as if a cork was used to seal. Can you give me some feedback on this bottle. Thank you, Roberta

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From: sean smith sharon.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: yellow electricity in a bottle

date: 28-07-2004

Hi, I have a bottle which was for holding yellow electricity which was for the negative side of your body. It claims on its instuctions "it could overcome trismus of new born children and tetanus, nervous, hysterical, and epileptic attacks. As well as stomach cramps, pains, gastraliga, gastritis and is a febrifuge, having the property of lowering the excessive heat of the blood, that is of overcoming fear" The bottle has half a box, printed on it in French, German and English is Yellow Electricity (yellow fluid) General Dispensary Via Mazzini 46 Bolobna (Italy) Made in Italy.The lable on the bottle has a picture of a castle on top of a crown with the letters RM wrapped together behind it. Rimedi Mattei, Deposito Generale in Bologna is written on the bottom. The bottle is approx 2" in height. Do you have any idea of how old it is and does it have any value? Any help would be greatly received. Sean Smith UK

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From: sean smith

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: yellow electicity in a bottle

date: 28-07-2004

Hi, I have a bottle which is approx 2" in height.It is square in shape, with angled corners, the spout is round and has a lip. The glass has M.C.C. moulded in to it on the bottom of one of it's sides. It has a label on it which has a picture of a castle sitting on top of a crown with the letters RM wrapped around each other behind it. Below is printed Rimedi Mattei Deposito Generale in Bologna. Along the length of the label is Elettricita Gialla. The bottle has half a box which has, in French, German and English, Yellow Electricity(Yellow Fluid) General Dispensary, Via Mazini 46, Bologna (Italy) Made in Italy. I also have it's properties on a pamphlet which came with the bottle on it it states it is negative electricity which should be applied to the left side of the body. "it is used to overcome the trimus of new born children, and tetanus; in which it succeeds in relaxing the nerves. It calms nervous, hysterical, epileptic attacks" Taken interiorly, in drops, once or twice a day it is a vermifuge, it is a tonic for the stomach in cramps, pains, gastralgia, gastritis and it is a febrifuge, having the property of lowing the excessive heat of the blood, that is of overcoming fear. At the bottom it says the patient should consult the 8th edition of the Vade-Mecum and the diagram of the human polarity. Could you tell me how old/rare it is and does it have any value? Any help will be gratefully received Sean Smith UK

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From: Bret & Cindy Pugsley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question:

date: 28-07-2004

I DID ALL THE PRELIMINARY RESEARCH AND CAN FIND NOTHING ON THIS BOTTLE. IT IS 5 AND 1/2 INCHES LONG AND IS A LIGHT GREEN COLOR WITH AN IRREDESENT GLAZE IT SAYS DR JOHNSONS VIGOR OF LIFE ON ONE SIDE AND CHICAGO ILLS, ON THE THE OTHER THE BOTTOM HAS M87. THESE ARE RAISED LETTERS. I CAN NOT FIND ANY SEEMS AROUND THE LIP. THERE MAY BE A PONIT UNDER THE NUMBERS ON THE BOTTOM. WE FOUND IT UNDER OUR 1235 HOUSE, WHEN DIGGING A SUMP PIT. CAN YOU HELP?

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From: Dennis Henson

To: DIGGER jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle collector in need of help

date: 28-07-2004

Hello, I'm a bottle digger, who has many bottles and is lost to finding their true value. I'm in desperate need of help in this matter. Anyone locally or a far could benefit from having a business type relationship with me. I take bottle collecting seriously, even though I am new at it, I carry a great passion for the field of bottle collecting. Please let me know, possibly, if there, is anyone that can get me in on the right business end of the bottle money making end of collecting. Currently I have embalming fluid bottles, many embossed bottles, dug up from the dirt. Now sitting on my shelves collecting dust. Thank You. Dennis East Peoria Bottle Collector Dennis W. Henson

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From: peggymshaw

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Value?

date: 28-07-2004

Can you give me an estimated value of this perfume bottle. It is in the original box with the original tags and a small gold funnle. One side of the tag says "Made in Austria" the other says "Viennese Handdraft Tompandour" The gold on the lid and the front feel like actual metal. The funnel seems to be real gold. It has no magnetic value, But i'm not sure what that means if anything. The rose on the front is hand stiched (cross stich i think.). I have no estimate on the age of the bottle, it was purchased through an estate sale. Thank you for any help you can give me. Peggy Shaw 

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From: Ladikodiak

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question:

date: 28-07-2004

Clear bottle with the lettering: ED. PINAUD (in a semi circle curving downward around the circle) The lettering is below a planter of flowers and then below that lettering is a blank circle with the following lettering below the circle: PARIS (in a semi circle curving upward around the circle) The bottle is approx. 9" tall and 3" wide but it is circular with a radius of approx. 9" The neck of the bottle is approx. 3" curving upward to a radius of approx. 3 1/2". It has a lip at the top of the bottle, probably where a cork would have been inserted. I think the glass is handblown there are lots of air bubles in it. The bottom of the bottle also has the signature of Ed Pinaud in script. I am assuming this is a men's cologne or hair tonic bottle??? The bottle was found in the ground below a barn that was built circa 1907. If you can give any info, it would be appreciated. Rose de Knegt

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From: karen jkkeddyns.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question:

date: 28-07-2004

Good afternoon Digger. I have been searching and have been unable to find any info on the following. I understand it does not have antique status, but would appreciate you heading me in the right direction if you can not help me. "Canadian Mist" commemorative whiskey bottle, ceramic I believe, 14" high depicting RCMP in red serge standing against a grey rock. The stetson is the stopper. Front label reads: Imported Canadian Mist, Canadian Whisky, Eighty Proof, Product of Canada. Back label read: Canadian Whisky, A Blend, 4/5 quart, \Eighty Proof. Imported by and bottled in USA for Barton Distrillers Import Co., New York NY Inscription on bottom reads: BARTON DISTILLING, BARDSTOWN, KY, PRODUCTION SERIES A-1969 thks Karen - Nova Scotia, Canada

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From: Michael Waits

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

date: 23-07-2004

i have 2 antique bottles that are in fairly good condition, one was found in the st.lawrence river about 15 minutes from canada, the other was recoveredin an old dump buried underneath the soil. the one found in the river is a round bottom bottle, it is clear, it has air bubbles in the glass, the seam is barly visible and it starts from below the lip all the way around to the other side, has no names, dates or brands on it, and it requires a spefic stand for it to sit up. The on found in the dump is a marble bottle, which i have also heard as codd stopper bottle, it is also clear, also has air bubbles but not as many as the round one, the seam starts below the lip and goes down to the bottom and it is the same on the other side, it has CENTURY -X X- on one side and THE NIAGARA BOTTLE in the middle of the other side, on that same side at the bottom it has BARNETT & FOSTER MAKERS LONDON N R D(IN THE TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER OF R) 65433 and at the bottom of the bottle it has a line comming out, im not sure how old these bottles are but i dont thin they are very very old. please thank you very much for your time. sincerly, michelle waits

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From: SHEILA RAINES

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles?

date: 28-07-2004

Here are just a few of my bottles. Levi garrett snuff, dr. fischs bitters wheaton , old coke very heavy brinkly ar. 6 oz. embossed, dr. pepper light greenish 6 oz. embossed , white king gets everything clean embossed sits upside down old zinc lid has king emblem on front. I am doing some research on all my bottles . I would really like to know the date and value of them. Thanks very much , Sheila Raines Sheila G. Raines

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From: Joshua Smith

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

date: 28-07-2004

I was wondering if you could possibly tell me anything about two bottles that I have. The first is Dr. Miles Alterative Compound from Elkhart Indiana. The label says it contains 6 ounces, but appears to be closer to twelve. It is a rectangular bottle with a cork, and still holds the original contents. The second is Dr. W.B. Caldwell's Laxitive Senna, another rectangular bottle with a cork, and it also has the original contents. I am curious about the age of the bottles, and of course the value. They are both in excellent condition.

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From: BridgetShinnTchr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: E & J Burke Bottle

date: 28-07-2004

My father has a little shop in a flea market. Someone gave him a bottle marked E & J Burke on the bottom with a cat. The bottle is amber. On the side of the bottle is a mountain line.very crude. Just sort of jagged but we thought it was definitely portraying mountains. Do you have any information on this? Thanks. Bridget Shinn Mann Arts & Science Magnet

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From: Betsy Mengel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coca Cola Bottle

date: 29-07-2004

Hi, I was looking at your website and I thought I would ask you a question. My neighbors have an old Coca Cola Bottle. It is brown in color. On the face of the bottle it says Coca Cola Trade Mark Registration Bottleing Co. Dubuque, IA Then on the bottom of it is says ROOT and then what I believe is a 1 under that. I was just wondering about the bottle. When it was made and what it is worth. Any information you can give me would be great. Thank you!

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From: Czubakowski

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Little Wally beer bottle

date: 28-07-2004

I know someone who has an unopened bottle of Walter's Beer dated 1952.it is a 7 oz. bottle referred to as a "little wally". They were wondering if i could find out if it is worth anything. Please respond and thank you for your time.

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From: John Baglow

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Query re bottle

date: 28-07-2004

Hi, I attach pictures of a bottle that we are now using as a decanter. The stopper has a left-hand thread. I am told that it dates from around 1800 from the Spanish-American border area, and once housed an expensive whiskey. It is hand bliwn and cut. Any ideas about where it originated? I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, John Baglow

 

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From: KESTNMAcs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Spring Lake Sour Mash Bourbon Jug

date: 29-07-2004

I bought this jug almost forty years ago at a yard sale. It is in perfect condition. It is glazed, creamy white and has the following printed on the front: Spring Lake Hand Made Sour Mash Bourbon, In a circle it has: Klein Bros. & Hyman 17 Sycamore St., Cin'ti, O. On the bottom it has: K. T. & K China. In searching for the value of this jug, I saw where you had two people who also have one. Several years after I bought this jug, I saw the same in an antique shop and it had a $1500 price tag. The man who owned the shop showed me a picture of it in a large, glossy paperback book and the price shown was also $1500. In my search, I found that Klein Bros. & Hyman, same address, was in business under that name between 1887 and 1897. However, I am not able to prove the value of my jug. Any suggestions or help on this? Your input would be much appreciated. June

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From: Winona Lawson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: casa vento decanters

date: 29-07-2004

Dear Digger I went to a yard sale a few weeks ago and found these wine bottles---the political elephant and donkey. They are covered in leather, and the bottles have never been opened. They are 12" high. The wine is CASA VENTO CHIANTI. The label on the bottom reads: Hand made in Italy. Collectors Item. Vento Wine Import, Cleveland, Ohio 1980. How rare are these bottles, and do they have any historical value? Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Winona Lawson.

 

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From: The Fishers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sloan's Liniment

date: 29-07-2004

I have an old Sloan's Liniment bottle that was given to me by my Mom. It is clear glass with Sloan's Liniment printed right into the glass. It still has the label on it with a picture of a man with a mustache. Directions are printed on the side. Would like to know what this bottle may be worth. Thank you.

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From: fiona

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

date: 30-07-2004

hi, my name is fiona, and i am inquiring about a bottle that has recently come into our charity shop. i wondered if you could tell me what it was, or whether it is worth getting it valued. it is a green bottle, about 30 cm high, with leather patches or badges on each of the 4 sides. i can't tell you much more, although if you think it would be worth knowing more, i could bring it home and give you more detail. thank you for your time, fiona billings

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From: RXMAN41

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dubouchett many blanc-lauche kummell

date: 30-07-2004

Digger, I have a full, sealed and tax stamped 1952 bottle of Lauche Kummell by many, blanc, &Co. Does it have any value to collectors? Thanks, RAM

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From: Cathy Strouth

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Seagram's Glass Bottle

date: 30-07-2004

Hi Digger, I'm trying to find some information on a clear glass Seagram's Bottle. The stopper is glass and cork. It does have a green Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board 1968-1969 on it with the #14300688. Around the neck of the bottle is a Silver Label -Blended Whiskey 86 PROOF 4/5 QUART BLENDED & BOTTLED BY JOSEPH E. SEAGRAM & SONS LAWRENCEBURG, IND. & RELAY, MD. on the bottom of the bottle is D-126 also a number 5 and 55 68. Since I don't know anything about it I'm hoping you can help me out. Thanks, Cathy Strouth

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From: CindysHokeTroll

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: we have 2 old clear bottle's that we hope you can e-mail some info on

date: 30-07-2004

okey the bottle's are about 4 inch's high and about a inch around and clear in color with this inscription on them- Waterbury Battery Oil Waterbury battery Co. Waterbury, Conn. USA we would appreciate any info as to worth, yr. or any information on them.Thank You so much Leroy Hokenson

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From: Ogilvie Advertising Mark

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Interesting Bottle

date: 31-07-2004

Hi there, we've spoken on a few occasions over the years, I've purchased both books and bottles. I have found an interesting bottle and haven't had the time to research it. The only reference I've found so far is one of your lists for magnetic medicines. Can you give me some background information and a value for this bottle? It stands 2 5/8 inches tall, 1 3/4 made up of the square body, it's a rather wide neck of an inch in diameter finished with a very crude rolled lip. The base is a very early hinge mold. I would estimate it to be mid 1860s. It's in an incredible electric cornflower blue colour glass. The embossing is on three sides it reads: HOPE'S / MAGNETIC OINTMENT / NEW YORK Would really appreciate any info. Thanks Mark Mark  Dundas, ON Canada 

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From: S & W Wright

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1964 Mason Rootbeer bottle

date: 31-07-2004

I have a Mason's Root Beer bottle dated 1964. What is it worth? My husband was going to put it in our garage sell. I thought I better check before we sold it. Thanks. Sandra Wright

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From: MTS12490

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: DR. TRUE

date: 31-07-2004

I found an interesting bottle while cleaning and elderly neighbors house. She is blind and had no idea that it even exsisted. I would like some information about it like age, value and if it is collected. bottle description: it is a very light teal color, it is just shy of 8 inches high. it is rectangular in shape with each corner flatened out. It has a neck of 1 3/4 inches with a rim around the top. It is 1 3/4 thick and 2 5/8 accros. The front reads as follows; DR. TRUES ELIXIR ESTABLISHED 1851 DR. J.F.TRUE & CO. AUBURN, MAINE The writing is from printed right in the glass with raised lettering. It is sideways on the bottle. On each of the two side it reads; WORM ELIXIR FAMILY LAXATIVE The front back and sides slightly indent. On the bottom of the bottle is the number 394. This bottle is one of two that are identical. They are both in perfect condition. can you help??? Thank you for you time. Heidi Miele

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From: S & W Wright

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. Pepper Bottle ( short one)

date: 31-07-2004

That Dr. Pepper bottle is 4 1/2 inches high. 6 full ounces it says on it. Bottle is light green. How much is it worth? Thanks you. Sandra Wright

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From: Bob Merchant bobmcfl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Corey's Ointment (Antique Patent Medicine)

date: 31-07-2004

Hello. I came across your interesting web site during a Google search. I am trying to research a patent medicine that was known as "Corey's Ointment". Is this product listed in any of your books? If it is, and if the book listing has enough information to facilitate further research, I will buy the book. Thank you! Bob Merchant  Rockledge, FL

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Original Message -----

From: S & W Wright

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004

4:42 PM

Subject: Dr. Pepper Bottle ( short one) That Dr. Pepper bottle is 4 1/2 inches high. 6 full ounces it says on it. Bottle is light green. How much is it worth? Thanks you. Sandra Wright Attachments: Dr. Pepper 

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Original Message -----
From: S & W Wright
To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004

Subject: 1964 Mason Rootbeer bottle I have a Mason's Root Beer bottle dated 1964. What is it worth? My husband was going to put it in our garage sell. I thought I better check before we sold it. Thanks. Sandra Wright

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