July 2006 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2006

From: Virginia Bailey

Subject:

Date: 07/01/2006 12:06:16 PM

Hi, Digger... Do you know who made these liquor bottles with horse, jockey & blanket of roses ? It only says on the bottom "liquor bottle" and some numbers. Do you know their value ? Thanks so much. Gigi Bailey

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From: jesseogreen

Subject: Pepsi Salt and Pepper Shaker

Date: 07/01/2006 1:41:05 PM

What does the letter and the number represent on the bottom of these shakers. Both have the letter B circled and one has the number 5 and the other the number 6.

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From: Connie Wood

Subject: R F Rakes Distillery Bottle

Date: 07/01/2006 3:28:35 PM

Can you tell me how valuable an R F Rakes Distillery Bottle, from Rocky Mount, Virginia (early 1900's) might be? I have two sizes - 1 gallon and 1/2 gallon. Re: http://www.bottlebooksbottle/questions/Nov2001/november_2001_questions_ask_digg.htm A question from David Rakes, in Bishop GA, refers to one of these bottles. Feel free to put this person in touch with me. I am from the Rocky Mount, Virginia, area and think I might be able to find him one of these bottles. I don't wish to part with my bottles as R F Rakes is also one of my ancestors. Thank you, Connie

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From: Nancysister2

Subject: jar with cool water fountain embossed on the bottom

Date: 07/01/2006 4:04:49 PM

I have a big jar (8" tall X 10") round that has COOL WATER FOUNTAIN embossed on the bottom.........It is clear and has a wide mouth (5 inches)........It has the numbers 6578 and to the left of that it has an X and below that it has a number 2......The sides are ribbed. Can you tell me a little history and give me an estimate of what it is worth? Thanks NANCY

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From: makmlost

Subject: Help Identifying an Old Bottle

Date: 07/01/2006 10:35:28 PM

I dug up an old bottle that has "THOs DUTTON" "PASSAIC NJ" on it. That is the only writing I can see on it at the moment, but I am still in the process of cleaning it up. I think it might be a "hutch" type top. Any idea what kind of bottle it is or how old it is?

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From: Jwilliamshubbard

Subject: the value of lod dr.pepper bottles

Date: 07/01/2006 6:52:08 PM

whre do I go to find out what old dr.pepper bottles are worth?

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From: Jacqui King .nz

Subject: another bols ballerina question

Date: 07/02/2006 5:11:40 AM

I understand that you said the bols ballerina is as comon as they come, however I can only find you and other websites mention the Gold Creme De Menthe flavour. I have an Anisette flavour, so is this common flavour made as well. Thanks :-)

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From: Tom Kirby

Subject: RE: Carr-Lowrey Glass Co Friedgen green

Date: 07/02/2006 6:50:44 AM

From: "Tom Kirby" trotter7nep To: Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2006 6:14 PM

Subject: Carr-Lowrey Glass Co Friedgen green I have bottle that is green six panled ribbed the say FRIEDGE on it. Kovells book say it's a poison bottle. I want to know more. Thanx, Tom 

Digger, thanx for the responce. I did forget to mention that the Friedgen bottle that I have is a 12 0z. bottle. That price you quoted is that for a 2 0z bottle? I've been offered 3,600. Already! Tom

From: Digger [mailto:] Sent: Monday, May 29, 2006 9:38 AM To: Tom Kirby

Subject: Re: Carr-Lowrey Glass Co Friedgen green Well It is supposed to say Friedgen not Friedge Yes, it is a poison bottle and yes it is a good one. My guess $2000-$4500 That ought to make your day.  Digger

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From: RGreg86354

Subject: thank you

Date: 07/02/2006 4:43:49 AM

Thank you so much for your help regarding my bottle. Now I don’t know whether it is worth possibly $600 as the person who gave it to me said or whether it is worth very little. Your instruction regarding the top of the bottle now will help me to figure out the rest of this. It doesn't appear the top is glued on but molded on. You sure have an interesting hobby. My dad collected bottles in Pennsylvania from old dump grounds he found many. The oldest thing ever in my family was an old cowbell that they found while plowing fields. It had german readings on it and must have been brought from the old country as it was dated back in early 1823 or 1823, Believe it or not they sold it back in like 1957 for about $20 as they needed the money. My husband and I often wonder where that bell is today. Have a good day and again thank you so much. We appreciate your help. I think I will attend one of the bottle shows and you know we might just get hooked on this wonderful hobby.

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From: Vickie McCormack viclet

Subject: Bottle SWASTIKA Bourbon Whiskey

Date: 07/02/2006 8:44:18 AM

I recently came across bottle of SWASTIKA BOURBON WHISKEY (16 OZ) from the British Columbia Distillery any idea of its value. Thanks for any assistamce. James viclet

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From: David Eastman

Subject:

Date: 07/02/2006 8:52:29 AM

Content-Id: Content-Disposition: inline Dear Digger - I know you are very busy person with all of your questions submitted. But, I found a bottle in my front yard in Vermont and I was hoping you could answer a few of my questions below. First, a description of the bottle. The Bottle Reads: FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE THE ONLY ROCK & RYE IN THE WORLD MADE BY THE CLEAR FRUIT PATENTED PROCESS U.S. PATENT OFFICE NO. 2,104,304 THE FRUIT CAN NEVER TURN DARK THE LARGEST SELLING ROCK & RYE IN THE WORLD The most interesting thing about it is that the rusted cap is still on it and the fruit is still inside and a small amout of the liquor - which I assume preserved it. I attached a picture of a similar bottle I found on e-Bay (as an MS Word document). The bottle is clear. My questions: 1) Do you know an approximate date? 2) Is it worth anything? 3) Would it significantly hurt the value if I removed the top and cleaned the bottle? (I would like to display it.) Thanks in advance for your help! Best regards, David Eastman Hartland, VT

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From: betterdealexchange

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 07/02/2006 11:54:12 AM

I have a bottle that I am considering selling that I believe may be of some value. I would appreciate any information as to its approximate value. The information I have on this bottle is as s\follows. 1. Exact wording on bottle which is near the top and seems to have been stamped in to the clay prior to firing: WYNAND FOCKINK, AMSTERDAM 2. Color of the bottle (e.g. clear, amber, aqua, ...).: This is a fired clay bottle that is reddish brown near the bottom and somewhat lighter near the top and one side. 3. Height of the bottle 12 ½ Inches and is approximately 4”in diameter 4. The bottle appears to have been hand formed as you can see where they smoothed out the area where the small handle attaches to the side near the top, as well as several other clay tool marks on the bottle. 5. Style of top : Was formed to accept a cork, like a old time whisky jug. 6. Style of base: The base is mostly smooth and looks like it was attached to the bottom after forming and prior to firing. 7. Condition with regards to chips/cracks/bruises/wear. The over all appearance of the bottle I would rate a excellent, with small blemish approximately ¼” x 3/8” near the top and on the left read side of the bottle if looking at it with the handle on the right. 8. The bottle currently has a cork in it, that as far as I can tell was the original cork. If you need any further information or need pictures place contact me by return e-mail and I will try to provide that info to you. Gary

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From: halimah

Subject: Sake bottles

Date: 07/02/2006 4:55:56 PM

Aloha, Here's a picture and some questions, about the lifestyle of the Japanese, on the Big Island of Hawaii. I use to work at one of the last sugar mills in Hawaii. Lived almost 20years in the Japanese mill camp. Heard lots of stories about how the people in the camp use to hide bottles behind their house in the ground. So they wouldn't get caught by the plantation managers. I helped take down some of the houses and digging around I was able to find lots of old bottles. I gave away quite a few before I left Hawaii in 2001. But manage to hang on to these four. I would like to know if they have any value before I get rid of them. Coming back home to The Big Island soon. Got my plane tickets, and will leave the mainland on Aug. 16. Soon to leave Arizona. Should I keep these bottles?   Mahalo  S.E.A. Greene

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From: susan hollowood as

Subject: Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Date: 07/02/2006 8:55:49 PM

My Mom has a bottle of Kentuckey Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90 proof. It has a mountains scene on it with a Mexican riding a burrow and a green cactus in front of him, with Arizona on the label.... The serial number on it is 352578376  Many thanks,   Susan

 

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From: Erik Slotboom

Subject: soda bottle pills

Date: 07/02/2006 11:29:56 PM

Dear Digger, Before considering buying soda bottles, I wonder whether one can still use them for thier original purpose? I think one used pills to turn water in to soda, are these pills still availabel? I tried the web but could only find gass pellets for modern bottles. Can you help me? Many thanks. -- s10

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From: Max Harrison

Subject: Full bottle

Date: 07/02/2006 11:54:55 PM

Could you tell me anything about this bottle. this bottle is 2 and 5\8 dia. by 6 and 1\4 high.and the bottle cap has Guinness export stout written on it.Still full . I retrived it 1971 while diving in Lake Huron Michigan. in 75 feet of water. The ship was called the Nordmer It was a Swedish Frigther that had sunk in the early 40. Thanking you . Max Harrison    [ ps- the bottle does not have white spots on it like the picture ]

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From: Ben1933

Subject: Cognac NIB

Date: 07/03/2006 4:29:23 AM

I would like to know what the letters NIB stands for in connection with cognac. Thanks Digger. Ben

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From: Ai55znFT

Subject: Indian Hill Bourbon Whiskey Bottle

Date: 07/03/2006 8:44:30 AM

We were cleaning the bottom of the lake near Hayward, Wi., where an old boathouse had burned many years ago, and found a bottle that we are trying to date. It is an Indian Hill Bourbon Whiskey bottle, 7 1/2 inches high by 4 inches wide, flask shaped, clear glass and molded. It has 2 indians in full headdress on the bottle above the Indian Hill Bourbon Whiskey. There is a molded square beneath that where a label must have been placed. There are 2 totem poles on each side of the bottle. The molded bottom has an oval appearing label with a number 5 on the top inside, letter K on the left, a diamond shape with the letter D inside on the right, and some sort of a little squiggle or tiny 8 on the inside bottom of the oval. The neck appears to be molded, but the mold line does not go over the rim. There is a mold ring going around the neck beneath the lips. It appears to be 2 levels, with the top level being slightly smaller for a screw on lid. It's an interesting bottle, and of course, we are hoping for some sort of provenance that it was in the boathouse that burned. All of the cabins and boathouses in this old resort were built in the 1910 to 1920 era by an indian named Joe and the resort owner, an old Swede with a great sense of humor and an attitude. Any help you can offer would be appreciated! Bobbi Huot It is

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From: Barry Peoples

Subject: Pepsi Duraglas Bottle

Date: 07/03/2006 11:44:55 AM

Digger: I have a clear Pepsi Bottle around 9 1'2" H with Pepsi Cola embossed in the glass around the band about 5" up the bottle. It also has other markings between the six Pepsi Cola embossed labels. The botton side of the bottle has a raised square and on the bottle bottom it has Duraglas Des.Pat.120.277 14A 44 and a logo that looks cosmic. Do you have an idea on the date of the bottle or the value?

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From: JUDE WADDY

Subject: Fw: Hello digger I have a question for you, oh the pics

Date: 07/03/2006 5:02:32 PM

and here are the pictures

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From: JUDE WADDY Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 6:01 PM

Subject: Hello digger I have a question for you I have 10 ten seltzer bottles with labels that read (good Health) a perfect carbonated water.. the Caps say Red star Bottling Co. B.K. HY.3-3823.. One is green and all are sealed.. The bottom of a few say Made in Czecho-Slovakia. Could you give me an idea on what they are and what they are worth!!? Jude Waddy j.

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From: Frank & Joyce Stoner

Subject: OWENS ILLINOIS AVON BOTTLES

Date: 07/03/2006 8:07:59 PM

As a former OI employee, I have a number of flint glass Avon bottles from the unit mold that served as the approval vehicle for Avon to approve a full set of production molds. Can you tell me the value of these bottles?

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From: Dave & Sara EquiSling

Subject: sending test

Date: 07/03/2006 8:09:55 PM

digger ..this is a test cause my other did not go through. dave

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From: gina theiss gltheiss

Subject: Crown Royal Whiskey Flask with ABC Co on bottom

Date: 07/03/2006 10:44:14 PM

Digger, My son found a crown royal whiskey flask in a hundred year old house he is tearing down. It is 4" tall and has ABC Co on the bottom. It is oval shaped with the crown in the middle, stars around the oval, ridges around the outside oval. Side seams stop at a ridge that is 1" from the top. The opening is less than 1/2" and the whole mouth is less than 1". Any info about year or value?? Thanks. gltheiss   

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From: Erik Slotboom

Subject: Re: soda bottle pills

Date: 07/03/2006 11:11:08 PM

Many thanks, Digger. I think they filled the soda bottles with plain water and them threw a sort of potassium pill in them to create the gas bubbles as well as the pressure to get the water out of the soda dispenser. Today's bottles use a gas pellet for that purpose. I'll scout your website.

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From: Roxanne Burgess

Subject: Ballerina Bottle

Date: 07/04/2006 1:32:43 AM

I have a bottle of Lucas Bols Apricot Liqueor with a ballerina inside. The AO- 1575. The bottle has a wind up ballerina inside that works like a music box. It looks very old but is in good condition. The size is 1 pint. Liqueor is unopened in bottle. It has a thin stem at the top. We would like to know rarity and value.

From: Lee and Roxanne Burgess   --------------------------------- Sneak preview the all-new Yahoobottle. It's not radically different. Just radically better. I have a bottle of Lucas Bols Apricot Liqueor with a ballerina inside.  The AO- 1575. The bottle has a wind up ballerina inside that works like a music box.  It looks very old but is in good condition. The size is 1 pint. Liqueor is unopened in bottle. It has a thin stem at the top. We would like to know rarity and value.  ;  ; 

From: Lee and Roxanne

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From: Dave & Sara EquiSling

Subject: stoneware bottle...lead top...?

Date: 07/04/2006 11:28:24 AM

Hi Digger, Heres one for ya. This is a small stoneware or crockery bottle: 5" tall x 2" and round. It has a lead or pewter pressed -on lid / toper "dispenser" much like the "Old Spice" tops. This came from a old barn find here at our WV. farm and it still has only the slightest smell of (a) perfume from top hole. Has no makers marks. It is in extra fine condition (never in the soil) and has a dark reddish-brown coloring at top 3rd and tan/cream on lower half. I've seen this color pattern in many other larger antique stoneware products...of course. Also it has a seem at upper half. Question: what is the age, maker, use. rarity and estimated value. Thanks. Dave M. Here is photo.

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From: ARTHUR

Subject: George Dickel

Date: 07/05/2006 11:38:02 AM

Hi Jack, I have a bottle of George Dickel Tennessee Whisky with a leather wrap and in a shape I can only describe as an elongated and bent champagne bottle with a flat bottom with raised letters on the bottle reading vertically Dickel Tennessee first bottling october 1964 1/4 gallon Along the base of the bottle, just above the leather wrap are the words "souvenir bottle" "27 years of stubbornness, but we made it." The bottle is about 60% filled. The cork is dried out and has broken. Any idea of what this is worth? Thanks, Art Ostrove

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From: James B. Ferguson

Subject: LGW (laurens glass works)

Date: 07/04/2006 12:06:52 PM

Hey Digger- I'm trying to purchase laurens glass works bottles, memorabilia, advertisements, etc.... I saw a mention on your page of someone asking questions about it and would love it if you could tell me if you know how I could acquire these. Thanks for your help. James

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From: kfeldhouse

Subject: platt fruit co. buffalo jar

Date: 07/04/2006 6:24:30 PM

Digger, i've tried but nothing to be found on a embossed PLATT FRUIT CO. BUFFALO. jar.its 4 and one half in. tall,3 in. across the base,the mouth is only 1 and one half in. opening,on a one half in. tall neck .aqua color ,may be 3-peice mold . how old? how rare? thanks

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From: wilma wilmatoonz

Subject: 1920-1930 Liquor Bottle Sealed in a Can

Date: 07/04/2006 7:57:39 PM

Yes Digger, my friend has come across a sealed can including key attached to top which contains a bottle of liquor. There are markings on the can stating it was bottled under government supervision, but the can comes from Canada. And other warnings such as break bottle after use to prevent reuse, 500 dollar reward of information. I can find nothing else on this, maybe you can help me. Since it has not been opened we have no idea what the bottle looks like. Thank You for your time Debbie

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From: Mary Sorrelle

Subject: Green Glass Bottle

Date: 07/05/2006 10:39:35 AM

Did you respond to this question? I have the same bottle and am very interested in the history. Thank you, Mary baycruiser From FLORENCE

Subject: OLD GREEN GLASS JUG

Date: 08-04-2004 Hi, I have an old clear green color glass - jug/bottle that someone gave me back in the 1960's. It is 10 3/4" tall, 18 1/2" around, the top gets very slender- about 3" & the top is 1 1/2" across. It has an aluminum metal cap that is fastened together (2 pieces) for pouring with out having to take the top off. It holds 1/2 gallon. It is smooth glass with 5 indented lines going down the length of the bottle/jug. Duraglas is written near the bottom of the front & back. It has des pat.92828 across the bottom, under that is an oval with a diamond shape over it & surrounding this mark is 7 to the left, 5 to the right & either an s or 5 on the top. I'd really appreciate any info. You can give me & esp. If it is worth anything. Thanks a lot.

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From: LT Auctions

Subject:

Date: 07/05/2006 12:00:45 PM

Hi I am hoping you can help me, I picked up one of these EG. bozze bottles. This one looks different I'm hoping its very old. Thanks a lot Lisa

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From: CBeck24

Subject: need bottle help.

Date: 07/05/2006 3:02:04 PM

Hello Digger, I have a bottle...I am sending you a photo to help you help me if possible. The front has a minute man (I think) with ships on the sides and on the back it says "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Reuse of This Bottle" On the bottom is 011 then under that 57-42 and under that DES.PAT.73096 to the right of that looks like an L and on the left a design similar to a bats wings spread. Under the minute man on the front is ONE PINT and under that a 12. It had a screw top lid. My parents would like to know what it is and if possible it's worth if any. Thank you in advance for any help. JG Carol Beckwith

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From: Dennis Jones Denztoi

Subject: Walkers Deluxe Whiskey Bottle

Date: 07/05/2006 9:40:34 PM

Hi, I have a 1932 un-opened bottle of Hiram Walker Deluxe Whiskey 100 proof in a pint bottle. I was wondering if you could help me in finding more out about this bottle, it's value (approx.) and collectablity. Any information you can provide would be very helpful.  It is in o.k. condition, the label has a tear as you can see from the pictures but it is still attached to the bottle.  I have some pictures of it on my link : thank you, Dennis

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From: country girl

Subject: like to know

Date: 07/06/2006 5:57:59 AM

Me and my boyfriend went to our friends for the 4th of july to grill out. There was a trail to a creek and we went for a walk and and spotted a blue bottle which had phillips on it then got to looking and then couldn't stop picking old bottles up. Well we would show you a couple of the bottles we found. Just very curios what a few of them was worth please help or a web site we can find them. Like brown clo-white bleach bottles,santi-glas with messerments on them,some with just numbers, some had on bottoms with a ancor with a h in the center. Well we got more of course but help with a few would be nice. I guess you can say we had more the having 4th of july we found some history that only amused us ha ha. Thanks.  --------------------------------- Yahoo! Music Unlimited - Access over 1 million songs.Try it free. Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 Me and my boyfriend went to our friends for the 4th of july to grill out. There was a trail to a creek and we went for a walk and and spotted a blue bottle which had phillips on it then got to looking and then couldn't stop picking old bottles up. Well we would show you a couple of the bottles we found. Just very curios what a few of them was worth please help or a web site we can find them. Like brown clo-white bleach bottles,santi-glas with messerments on them,some with just numbers, some had on bottoms with a ancor with a h in the center. Well we got more of course but help with a few would be nice. I guess you can say we had more the having 4th of july we found some history that only amused us ha ha. Thanks. BR

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From: Bmitzimberg

Subject: George Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey Souvenir Bottle.

Date: 07/06/2006 8:55:08 AM

I hope you can help me. My husband's Aunt was at a farmer's auction and bought a pallet of misc. stuff. In all the odds and ends, she came across two horn shaped bottles that read on a label 'George Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash Whisk ey' It has two other label's but they are a little hard to read. Then engraved on the bottles is 'Dickel Tennessee First Bottling-October 1954', 'Souvenir Bottle' and my favorite, ' 27 years of Stubbornness, But we made it'. Also at the bottom is a leather sheath of some kind that says 'Dickel Tennessee'. There is a leather strap that is connected it, that also says 'Dickel Tennessee' and on one of the bottles is a loop at the neck of the bottle that I'm assuming used to connect to the strap to make a handle. Both Bottles have original corks and will for a long time because I can't get them out of the bottles. Anyways, if you could help me, I would appreciate it. Thanks for your time. Bobbie Mitzimberg

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From: Ellen Martin

Subject: types, worth , date of bottles

Date: 07/06/2006 1:21:34 PM

I have 4 bottles that I'd like info about, please. One is about. #1 12 inches tall, rolled lip, seam doesn't go over lip, dosage (?) up to 14 on the side and then what seems to be a snake..can't tell..stopper top..USONA embossed on the bottom...bottle about 2 inches thick and 4 inches wide..clear glass..excellent shape #2 8/9 inches tall...stopper top...seam does not go over top..Dr. T. M Sayman embossed on both sides...big S embossed on the bottom..clear. neck of bottle 2 inches... I included this in the height..excellent shape #3 aqua color....8 inches tall..rolled stopper top...no seam on top.. Pinex (in cursive) stamped on front going down the bottle with word trademark printed beneath it....seems to be bottle within a bottle when looking at the bottom...sort of a fat hour glass shape (wide at the sides and smaller indention between the two sides )can be seen there and there's a round stamp in the glass...nothing on it. #4 about 7 inches tall....aqua with no seamon rolled stopper top...embossed down the front is National Remedy Company New York.. has the same kind of bottom as #3 Thanks for your help. Ellen Martin

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From: Ellen Martin

Subject: Sayman bottle

Date: 07/06/2006 1:25:36 PM

I missed something on the Sayman bottle. Written on the from is The (across the bottom left corner) the SAYMAN PRODUCTS are SUPREME. It also has the "hour glass "type bottom on the inside of the bottle. All the bottles are in excellent shape, Thanks, Ellen Martin

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From: Ellen Martin 

Subject: bottles...me again

Date: 07/06/2006 1:28:57 PM

All the bottles are rectangular on the bottom. Ellen Martin

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From: BLUEf0

Subject: Milk of Magnesia bottle

Date: 07/06/2006 11:33:16 AM

Hi my name is Brooke. my mom found this bottle when she was about 12 (she is 43 now) in her grandparents yard when they were digging it up. It is made of blue glass, 5 inches high and 2 1/2 inches wide. It says MILK OF MAGNESIA, THE CHAS. H. PHILLIPS CHEMICAL CO. GLENBROOK CONN. on the front, and MADE IN U.S.A. on the bottom with a sideways M and 2. The cap is rusted to the top and there is a grayish powder still inside the bottle. It seems to be a pretty popular bottle so I doubt its worth much. We were wondering the most how old it is and if you have any more info on it. Thanks so much. The help will be greatly appreciated.

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From: cecil scholey

Subject: figural bottles

Date: 07/06/2006 3:51:43 PM

Digger; I just pick up 2 bottles embossed C.F.Knapp, one is a bird , the other a pig were they perfumes. Looks like they had cork closures. Cec

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From: BLUE0

Subject: Purple bottle

Date: 07/06/2006 7:10:49 PM

Hi it's Brooke again. I found another of my moms bottles. She says she has had it forever and has no clue about it, or what it was used for. She just thought it was pretty. It is in very good shape. there are no chips or cracks. there is a grayish stain on the bottom though. it has a funny shape to it. the main base has an octagonal shape to it. it also has a line going almost all the way around it. like it was made in 2 pieces and then put together. it is 6 inches high and 2 inches wide. there is no writing on it at all. we were wondering if you had any clue how old it might be and if it had any value at all. thanks.

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From: walt myers

Subject: old bottles

Date: 07/07/2006 11:27:26 AM

We have found a few bottles that we are curious about. One is a short 2.5" tall and 1.25" wide and deep. The side edges are squared off. It has embossed "A. Trask's Magnetic Ointment". The bottom is flat but recessed. The top seems to have fit a cork. the glass is pale green. The second is a flask type bottle 6 " tall and 2" wide and 1" deep. The neck is 1.75" long. The seam is roughly cut and the bottom has a circular indentation. One side of the bottle has embossed JR STAFFORD'S and the opposite side says OLIVE TAR. The last "S" in staffords seems to be raised higher than the other letters. The glass is very pale green. The next bottle is round and has an indented bottom and is green glass. Embossed with Hamilton Glass Works NY. It seems to have a nice applied blob lip. It is 7" tall 2.5 " diameter. A pale green round bottle with two seams about 7' tall 2.75" diameter. A messy applied blob lip sloppily applied. Embossed on the side "C. ELLIS & CO PHILADA." The "O" in CO and the last "A" in Philada is superscript. The bottom is deeply indented. A last small flaask type bottle has four sides that are deeply recessed. It is 5.5 " tall and 1.75" wide and 1" deep. The neck is 1.5 " long with an apparent applied square band lip. Embossed on the flat bottom are the initials "VD". We would be curious to know when they were made, what the contents were, how rare, what value if any, and any other interesting info you could provide. Thank you very much for your time. Walt and Darice

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From: ann kennedy

Subject: bottles with original fluid

Date: 07/07/2006 3:10:15 PM

Hello. I am going to the Antiques roadshow tomorrow. I have a couple of originale Murray and Lanman Florida Water bottle3. One has all of the original water in it. Is that special enough to bring to the road show? Could you let me know today or in the morning? They all have their labels in very good shape.Grandmother got them in NY on her trip in the 20s. Thanks, Ann Kennedy

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From: jess running

Subject: old bottle

Date: 07/08/2006 2:53:09 AM

Digger,  I recently found this bottle. On the back it has A No 1, on the front it has J.H. Cutter Old Bourbon Bottled By A.P. Hotaling & C.o. It is in mint condition. Any help would be appreciated and if there is a value. How much is its worth? Thanks, Jlr

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From: carol lamp

Subject: wooden bottle

Date: 07/08/2006 10:48:18 AM

Jack, I have an old wooden (Oak?) bottle I can't seem to find any information about. It is 14 inches tall, 11 in diameter. It has brass band at top and bottom with three small oak bands on main part. It has a cork stopper with wood on top. Help...it belonged to my father's grandfather and I am curious. Thanks, lamp7greenapplebottle

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From: SanHard7

Subject: collector coke bottle

Date: 07/08/2006 7:46:31 AM

Hi I need some info on a bottle found while dozing (dirt work) The coke was bottled in forest city Arkansas probably 50's - 60's I would to know the value of this bottle Also we have many other coke bottles and also other types of bottles found while digging Ex: bleech bottles, tinture, perfume, soda etc. ( Sandy) Thanks for your help

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From: duanestephens

Subject: what do I have

Date: 07/08/2006 11:51:21 AM

I have an old brown one gallon jug that has a neet little lifting handle. Bleach?? White lightning?

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From: Pammy

Subject: Blue bass bottle

Date: 07/08/2006 5:25:12 PM

This bottle is one my uncle got at a yard sale and I am trying to find out its value and a little more about its history. It is thick glass, blue and has no seams. It has uneven shaped neck of the bottle, getting a bit thicker on one side. The design is either a violin or a bass fiddle. On the bottom of it there are the initial s "C" to one side and "B" to the other. It is about 10" tall. the lip of the mouth of the bottle mushrooms out over the neck of the bottle by about a 1/4". It does not appear to have any seams but may possibly have one along the edge of the fiddle shape. It seems to stop at the start of the neck. Can you give us any info about it please? Thank you. Thanks so much!! Pam Martin

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From: Samantha Burke

Subject: NEW BOTTLECOLLECTORS

Date: 07/08/2006 7:31:39 PM

Dear digger my husband and i have found and new passion for searching for old bottles. We live in charleston sc and have purchased land in a small town right outside of town limits called liconville. We have found many many old bottles on our land and have know idea of how to find out how old they are or what they once contained. We know our land was once a part of an old plantation from time time period before the civil war . Can you please help?????????????????????????? Thank you so much for your help in advance eddie and samantha burke linconville sc

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From: Jimmy McWilliams

Subject: I'm the guy who sold u the Davis Liniment

Date: 07/08/2006 8:36:34 PM

 Hey Digger ,Me again do, you want a picture of a Dr.Webster's Sarsaparilla Pontil ,or a Harrison's Columbian Ink ,1 1/2" tall , 8 sided in a nice deep Blueish/Green Pontil .Just thought I'd offer.

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From: Lkeslar711

Subject: howdy dowdy bottle

Date: 07/08/2006 7:44:59 PM

my husband found a clear glass bottle while out hunting, on the botom of the bottle there is apicture of howdy in the glass we have had the bottle at least 20 years ourselves. we were wondering what it is and how much it is worth. thanks judy keslar

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From: R. Waigne Cryer .

Subject: re: found bottle

Date: 07/09/2006 12:16:12 AM

Dear Craig Blazejowski, Hello. I found a bottle at a rummage sale that sounds just like the one you had written "Digger" about (8/27/2005). "The bottle is 12" high and appears to be a whiskey bottle. At the top it states Federal Law Forbids Sale or Resale of This Bottle. In the middle of the bottle is an etched picture of a man with glasses. On the left of the of the picture appears to be a factory or town and on the left is a barn. There are pieces of wheat etched on both sides of the pictures. On the bottom of the bottle are names in cursive, Wiliam T Hilken, Harry E Ailken JR and a third I can't figure out. On the underside of the bottle appears as: D-9 67 an anchor 8 M-32-48 B". I found the bottle in W. Monroe, Louisiana. Did you find out anything about this type of bottle? I would appreciate very much any information you can give me. Thank you. Judy Cryer

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From: Thomas Mark

Subject: Decanters

Date: 07/09/2006 5:24:33 AM

Dear Digger, I stumbled across your site when trying to figure out the approximate worth of a several decanters that I have. Recently my father passed away and he owned a liquer store. Over the years he had collected many decanters. There are approximately 150 of them and about 99% are still full and sealed. Many of them are a part of some series; Ducks Unlimited, Wild Turkeys, McCormick Gunman series, etc. About half of them are currently in their original box although some have slight water damage. I am in the process of making an inventory of them and taking pictures of each one. I was thinking of trying to sell most of them on Ebay but I was just wondering if you had any suggestions as the best way to sell them and what the value of some of them would be. Most of them are Jim Beam decanters with some Lionstone and McCormick. All of them are from the 60s and 70s. Any help is greatly appreciated.           Thanks for any help,             Thomas Mark IL

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From: RENEE BLACKMORE .uk

Subject: price in £s

Date: 07/09/2006 7:24:05 AM

Hi I'd like to buy the set of three bottle cleaning brushes advertised at $7. I see the postage charge is $1.50. I live in the UK so can you tell me what the cost including postage would be in £s and how long it would take for the brushes to arrive. Many thanks R Blackmore

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From: Vickie Abram

Subject: Emailing: coke 001

Date: 07/09/2006 9:34:53 AM

We have a coke bottle we can not determine age or value. We have not been able to find it in our book IT is green in color with coca cola in script on one side at the bottom and Birmingham AL on the other side at bottom We hope you will be able to help us with this Thanks Vickie and Jimmy Abram

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From: ibotts

Subject: Emailing: whisky bottle 001, whisky bottle 002, whisky bottle 003, whisky bottle 004

Date: 07/09/2006 3:22:30 PM

Dear Digger: Please find attached, pictures of decanters of whisky bottles. The Saturday Evening Post bottle is 9 3/4 inches tall and 5 inches wide, and 1 3/4 inches thick.... rectangular shape....please see the label in the picture....the color is amber with gold streaks and an eagle on the front....very good condition.....what is the monetary value? The Las Vegas bottle (with Hoover Dam and Lake Mead on the back) is 12 and 3/8 inches tall and about 7 inches wide at the thickest part, and 1 3/4 inches thick.....this bottle is oval slightly tipped to the right.....please see labels from pictures.....color is a pale grayish blue with blends of green with a picture of a helicopter and person on the side.....condition is excellent.....what is the monetary value? The Boy Holding a Flute (Collector's Edition Volume Six....Beam's Choice) is 8 1/2 inches tall and 5 3/4 inches wide, and 2 5/16 inches thick....this bottle is square and olive green in color....please see picture - a boy with a flute is on the front and the back contains data about artist Frans Hals....The condition is excellent. This bottle comes in the original gold box. What is the monetary value? I would appreciate your comments on these items. Thank you very much... Isaac Botts

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From: Cloudofdust

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 07/09/2006 3:33:27 PM

MY Dad found a bottle from E.R. Drukee & Co. from New York the date on the bottom is 1877. He would like more information on the bottle if you could help us out. He has a lot of old bottles that he does not know what the are or what the are worth. Thanks for your help with this question. Ms. Edmonson

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From: Jimmy McWilliams

Subject: Emailing: 100_3540

Date: 07/09/2006 10:00:33 PM

I have not taken pix of the Webster's yet but here is a half decent one of the ink. Iwill get one of the Webster's real soon and get it to you. Do you want a better shot of the Ink I can take more ,the one's I got are not that great. Also is there any chance you could give me values to either of these bottles. Thank You Jim Mc

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From: karen

Subject: Strange Bottle Question

Date: 07/10/2006 11:57:25 AM

Hi Digger, I found a blue bottle during one of my "treasure hunts". I love to hunt old antique stuff at junk stores. Anyway, I found this bottle and it is blue in color. It has CANADA stamped on the bottom of the glass in raised letters and the number three on the bottom also. The bottle feels bumpy all over and I am attaching a picture of it. Any help would be appreciated. The bottle is 8 and 1/2 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches wide at the top of the bottle 3 1/2 inches wide at the base of the bottle.

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From: esieminski

Subject: JP Blue Bottle

Date: 07/10/2006 5:05:10 PM

Hi - I'm trying to gather some info on a blue glass bottle with an eagle, e pluribus unum and JP on one side. The other side has alot of symbols (sun, moon & stars, eye, "G" in a triangle, etc. Any ideas? Thanks for your help! Ellen

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From: \KENNY\

Subject: bottle of crown royal /1969

Date: 07/10/2006 6:07:30 PM

This particular bottle has two seals on it.It's in the original box unopened and the date on it is 1969.Is this bottle alone worth anything in it's box.If so ,is there a collector{s} out there who would be interested in purchasing this from me......Or do l just drink it and enjoy...Would rather sell to collector....Can you help....sincerely Marshall Urbaneck Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 This particular bottle has two seals on it.It's in the original box unopened and the date on it is 1969.Is this bottle alone worth anything in it's box.If so ,is there a collector{s} out there who would be interested in purchasing this from me......Or do l just drink it and enjoy...Would rather sell to collector....Can you help....sincerely ; Marshall Urbaneck BR BR br

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From: Sheldon B Windley

Subject:

Date: 07/10/2006 6:47:13 PM

Hello Digger, I was just looking over the postings in your site and ran across a gentleman that has the exact same whiskey bottle that I have, his name is Allen GrapeNo4 and he posted 03-09-03...The only difference I can see between our bottles is that his had "P.G.C. 45" on it-mine does not, at least not that I can see, I do however have the other markings as well as a marking of "Established in 1742." Can you tell me anything about this bottle particularly when it was made and perhaps it's value? Regards, Sheldon

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From: Dale Kenney

Subject: Peerless Bottle

Date: 07/10/2006 9:14:02 PM

I have a bottle that says: Peerless Quality Products on one side and says: Famous American Heroes Born in a log cabin Became 16th President in 1861 Delivered his famous gettysburg address Nov.19, 1863 1809 Abraham Lincoln 1865 Milk - The Universal Food Thru The Centuries All the lettering is in Brown Ink. Embossed on the bottom edge of the bottle is, " Property of and filled by Peerless Dairy Co, Rock Island, ILL. One Quart Liquid Bottom says Pat.1528480 Mar.3,25 Just looking to get an idea of what it is worth. Thanks, Dale.

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From: Ruth Meyers  Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 10:57 PM

Subject: Dickie's Eye Water question I found the following questions on your site by Googling "Dr. Dickie's Eye Water." My father found such a bottle in the Indian River near Sharps, FL about 20 years ago. He has the bottle still and I could provide a photo. Coincidentally, I have recently spent some time in Eufaula, AL where the Eye Water was manufactured, and intend to give the bottle to the City of Eufaula. If you are able to reach the author of the question, I would be interested in trading a photo of the bottle for information about Noah S. Parker. Thank you. Ruth Meyers

From: Sandhill To Digger

Subject: N B Parker's liniment or Dickie's eye water

Date: 15-02-2004 My husband's great-grandfather Noah S Parker ( age 15 in Alabama's 1850 census) was a well known herb doctor who formulated N B Parker's liniment and Dickie's Eye-water, which he sold to a pharmaceutical house. I am trying to locate and purchase these bottles. However any information you have would be very much appreciated. . . I do not have any other information and do not know the name of the pharmaceutical house. . Would love to even have a picture of the bottles. Thanks for any information you might have and for your time and effort to research. Sarah Parker Livingston Tx

From: Marriner Smith  

Subject: N B Parker

Date: 22-10-2004 Hello I have been doing family research and ran across the following question that Sarah Parker submitted to you.

From: Sandhill To Digger

Subject: N B Parker's liniment or Dickie's eye water

Date: 15-02-2004 My husband's great-grandfather Noah S Parker ( age 15 in Alabama's 1850 census) was a well known herb doctor who formulated N B Parker's liniment and Dickie's Eye-water, which he sold to a pharmaceutical house. I am trying to locate and purchase these bottles. However any information you have would be very much appreciated. . . I do not have any other information and do not know the name of the pharmaceutical house. . Would love to even have a picture of the bottles. Thanks for any information you might have and for your time and effort to research. Sarah Parker Livingston Tx Noah B Parker was also my great-grandfather and I would be interested in the same information. Do you have the information requested? Marriner Smith Mobile, Alabama

From: Ruth Meyers

Subject: Re: Dickie's Eye Water question

Date: 07/11/2006 11:01:20 AM

Digger, Thank's for letting me know. I can imagine that you are very busy. I have been on your site and enjoyed it thoroughly. I will be presenting the "Dr. Dickey's Eye Water" bottle to the City of Eufaula when I go there in August. This will be a wonderful part of the saga of the bottle. Thank you so much for the information. I hope the pictures will be useful to you. Ruth Meyers

 

Subject: Re: Dickie's Eye Water question I did get them, thank you. I have been swamped lately and have not had a chance to do anything with them at this point, I am not surprised that the email bounced...people change them frequently.  Digger

From: Ruth Meyers rmeyers

Subject: Fw: Dickie's Eye Water question

Date: 07/27/2006 8:02:38 PM

Marriner, It is truly a thrill for me to close this circle. I look forward to anything you have to offer to the provenance on this little bottle. I know the entire story will be appreciated by Eufaula. My partners and I have become very enamored of the city and its people. Must be something in the water. Best, Ruth Meyers

 

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From: Diane Van Antwerp

Subject: Two Bottles

Date: 07/11/2006 8:28:14 AM

Dear Sir, Yesterday I found two bottles in the lake I live on. Apparently long ago there was a building on our beach that burned down. As our water level gets lower these types of bottles are discovered. The first says The Manhattan Bottling Co. Trade Mark, Registered, Chicago, IL on the front all in raised letters. In the center there is a logo of a horse, which is also raised. On the bottom of the bottle it also has Trade Mark, Registered with the horse also in raised letters. The bottle is approx. 6 1/2 inches high and 2 1/2 inches wide, it is rounded with a round mouth. It still has a pull up stopper in it. It is a light aqua color and when cleaned it will be in very good condition. I would like to know about it's history and its value. Any help would be appreciated. Also, the other jar I found says Morse's Chicago on it. It is a smaller jar approx. 4 inches in height. The mouth is round and approx. 1 1/2 inches wide. It does not have the screw on top that it probably once had. The jar is grooved with the Morse's Chicago letters on it raised. On the base of it it has the numbers 3 on one side and the other it apprears to be 1270. The jar is clear and in very good condition. I'd also like to know it's history as we are 1 1/2 hours from chicago, as well I'd be interested in the value of these bottles and whom I could contact about more information concerning them. Thank you for your assistance. Diane VanAntwerp

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From: LYNN BARNOSKI anderski

Subject: old bottle?

Date: 07/11/2006 8:35:36 AM

I have a old hickory bottle I believe was just used for advertising, there was a set but one was broken, the bottle is dark brown glass, about 21/2 3 feet tall, it has a hand painted logo of what appears to be an old pres I think, itis very solid heavy glass with a wooden cap, it says OLD HICKORY BOURBON WHISKY PREMIUM QUALITY  SIX YEARS OLD BOTTLED BY OLD HICKORY DISTILLING CORPORATION LINFIELD PHILA PA 86 PROOF I WASTOLD IT IS VERY OLD AND RARE, CAN YOU HELP ME OUT ? Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 I have a old hickory bottle I believe was just used for advertising, there was a set but one was broken, the bottle is dark brown glass, about 21/2 3 feet tall, it has a hand painted logo of what appears to be an old pres I think, itis very solid heavy glass with a wooden cap, it says OLD HICKORY ; ; BOURBON WHISKY ; ; ; ; ; ; ; PREMIUM QUALITY ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; SIX YEARS OLD ; BOTTLED BY OLD HICKORY ; ; ; ; ; ; DISTILLING CORPORATION ; ; ; ; LINFIELD ; PHILA PA ; ; ; 86 PROOF ; I WASTOLD IT IS VERY OLD AND RARE, CAN YOU HELP ME OUT ?

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From: BRIAN K BURNETTE

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 07/11/2006 11:01:18 AM

I have a bottle I found in a junk shop, any information you could provide to help date would be great. The label is in French, the bottle is blown with deviders to make 4 bottles in 1. It is teardrop with a flat base added and two rings around the neck. The label name is Licores-Superiores with smaller labels to identefy the contence. Cherry Brandy, Liqueur Des' Grands-Cloitres, Creme De Menthe, Curacao. Corks still in the top and most of the contence inside. Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 I have a bottle I found in a junk shop, any information you could provide to help date would be great. The label is in French, the bottle is blown with deviders to make 4 bottles in 1. It is teardrop with a flat base added and two rings around the neck. ;The label name is Licores-Superiores with smaller labels to identefy the contence. Cherry Brandy, Liqueur Des' Grands-Cloitres, Creme De Menthe, Curacao. Corks still in the top and most of the contence inside.

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From: esieminski

Subject: Re: JP Blue Bottle

Date: 07/11/2006 12:20:29 PM

From: esieminski  Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 6:05 PM

Subject: JP Blue Bottle Hi - I'm trying to gather some info on a blue glass bottle with an eagle, e pluribus unum and JP on one side. The other side has alot of symbols (sun, moon & stars, eye, "G" in a triangle, etc. Any ideas? Thanks for your help! Ellen

Subject: Re: JP Blue Bottle Yes, sound like a good Masonic historical flask. Send a pic and i'll see if it is original.  Digger Hello Digger - Thanks for your help but I just noiced an "OSV" etched on the bottom. So I think it is an Old Sturbridge Village replica. Ellen

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From: 244894 244894

Subject: Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer-Bottle

Date: 07/11/2006 1:51:22 PM

Digger Thank you for taking my question. I have a bottle, Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer (1866?). ; I can't seem to locate any information on ;this bottle on the internet. ; There are numerious ads about this bottle however no info on the bottle itself. ; I was just wondering if you had any information on this bottle. ; I would ;really appreciate your help on this and thank you so much. ; Sincerely Tom --

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From: Initiative .pk

Subject: finding dimensions for a label pasted on a bottle

Date: 07/12/2006 2:40:28 AM

Hi digger, I am a computer graphic designer, I am designing a label for a bottle which is narraow at nect and wider at bottom. The label will come in between. Now I am looking for a technique or formula that could help me out to calculate the dimensions or size and shape of the flattened label artwork. Obviously it will not be of the size like a rectangle box in which I will make design. It will more likely a circular shape or arc like. I used the formula "circumference of the circle=22/7 x diameter of the circle". but could not find a relationship between area and curve angle. please can u help me. my email is faisal.khatri7lowerau thanks & regards faisal khatri art director lowe & rauf karachi, pakistan.

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From: Theresa Johnson, B.Msc.

Subject: can't find any info on this bottle, please help

Date: 07/11/2006 3:46:54 PM

Greetings, A co-worker of my husband’s found this bottle, intact on a job site. The only picture I have of it is not very good, so I’ll describe it: *  stands 9.5 inches tall *  clear glass *  crown top *  ABM *  bottom is probably best classified as smooth w/ embossing (although it is slightly indented at the bottom and not “smooth”). There is an embossed band around the “shoulders” of the bottle which says:    Big Boy   TRADE MARK REC. Just below the wording is an embossed, smooth band separating it from the next section of embossed detail Aligned vertically and centered down the front of the bottle are the words “BIG BOY” alternating with vertical bands of embossed (raised) dots creating a texture, followed by “BIG BOY” again… the pattern repeats for a total of three times around the body of the bottle. The underside of the bottle is embossed with the following words arranged around the top perimeter: MIN CONTS 9FL OZ Around the bottom perimeter are the words: SALISBURY, MD Through the center of the bottle’s bottom are the words:  PATENTED  APR 12, 1921 Even with all of this identifiable information, we can’t find any information on what this bottle contained, the bottling company and it’s possible value. Any help you can give us which will point us in a direction to look for info. or information you can find and provide us with is greatly appreciated. Our Sincere Thanks in Advance, Theresa A Johnson, B.Msc terry_johnson65

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From: William Huntley

Subject: Pittsburg Bottling House

Date: 07/12/2006 12:56:59 PM

I was inspecting a dig site in East Liberty outside of Pittsburgh, PA and I found a bottle that I can't find out about anywhere. It was found in an old well where I found other bottles dating around 1875 to 1910. The fact that Pittsburgh is spelled w/o the "h" helps a little. It has a greenish tint and is shaped like a Red Stripe Beer bottle. The metal part of the removable cork is still in the top. The side has "Pittsburg Bottling House" and then "PH. Hammel". On the bottom of the bottle, there is the marking "PH" in big letters. This is a nice heavy bottle in excellent condition and I would appreciate any help you could throw my way. Thank,s Will

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From: Mark Mele

Subject: ID Bottles

Date: 07/12/2006 3:34:08 PM

Hi Digger; Can you tell me a bit about these two bottles; type, use, value, etc.? I think the Van Dunck's is a whiskey or bitters bottle, but I am not sure on the ceramic bottle - maybe beer? I would like to sell both of them, but need to understand more for a description, value etc. Thank you!

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From: Cherie Musa-Dunsmoor .

Subject: liquor bottle

Date: 07/12/2006 6:06:00 PM

I have a bottle that has a sticker on it and it says Palfrey china then on the back it says "Ballantines 1969 LIQUOR Bottle 185" On the back it also has a sticker that says Blended and bottled in Scotland. The decanter is of a fisherman with a basket and fish (a scottish fisherman). Do you know what it may be worth? I appreciate your time, Cherie Dunsmoor

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From: SHERYL COLE

Subject: WHEATON INKS

Date: 07/12/2006 7:18:57 PM

Hey digger, i was wondering if all of the Wheaton / carters cathedral inks are reproductions? Did they come with ink in them? Sorry i have no pictures. I recently started collecting inks. Do all of the cobalt carters cathedral have c-101 on the bottom? As i have heard of repros of these too. Any help is greatly appreciated!!! Thanks, david cole

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From: rawlfish

Subject: The Legend of Lost Liquor

Date: 07/12/2006 8:01:19 PM

My father has this collection of the lost Liquor and the small book to go with it. Over the years the corks have leaked and he put wax on the corks to stop the leaking. I was wonder if you know what this collection would be worth? here is the collection                  this is the back label Tina

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From: rawlfish

Subject: A Legend of Lost Liquor collection

Date: 07/12/2006 8:12:22 PM

My father has this collection of 4 bottles. Condition fair to poor. The corks were leaking and the liquor has started to evaporate. He added wax to the corks to stop this from happening. Attached are the picture of his collection. Would you have any idea of the value of this collection? Tina

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From: Shawn Rotherham

Subject: Jim Beam bottle

Date: 07/12/2006 9:02:40 PM

Hi! I came across a mint green ceramic Jim Bean bottle that sits horizontally and is shaped like a trolley car. The bottom of the bottle has KY-DRS-230 and 1968. Do you know if this bottle has any significance/value or know who I might check with? Thanks - Shawn 

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From: Brickeydaniel

Subject: I HAVE A BOTTLE WINE VINTAGE 1978 IN A SHOT GUN BOTTLE

Date: 07/13/2006 7:11:44 AM

 

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From: jgibson

Subject: Emailing: vintage jar 017

Date: 07/13/2006 8:24:37 PM

Hi: would you please tell me the age and history on this old bottle. It is 2 2/1 inches tall and 1 3/4 inches wide. Has a screw on type top and a raised lip on the bottom. It has written on the front of the bottle Trade Mark Vaseline Chesebrough New-York. I have included a picture for you. We found it while working on an old rental house in the crawl space down deep in the dirt. Also if there is a value on it. Thank you! Joyce L. Gibson Thanks again for your help on this matter.

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From: bartleylaw

Subject:

Date: 07/13/2006 9:29:45 PM

Digger, I found on our farm in Alabama a bottle that is 7"x2"x1", clear glass with "Creolixir" printed length-wise in the front. Underneath the title is "Trade Mark". There is nothing on the back or sides. A seam runs down the middle of both sides from the top of the lip to the bottom. On the bottom, the number 4 is on the left edge and across on the right is the number 384. The neck is 1 1/2 " long and 7/8" in diameter at the mouth. The lip is without threads and measures 3/8" in height. By its looks, I would guess it was sealed with a cork. Approximately 7/8" below the lip is a raised "ring" around the neck. There are no other markings or outstanding features. I've not found any reference to Creolixir on the Internet. Can you tell me anything about it, the company, or the bottle? Many thanks Paul --

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From: country girl

Subject:

Date: 07/14/2006 2:12:16 AM

My boyfriend and I found a 1917 ste pierre smirnoff fls one pint it reads federal law forbids thankyou

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From: Janice Cecil

Subject: John Lennon Whiskey bottle

Date: 07/14/2006 7:18:54 AM

I have a whiskey bottle that was made right after John Lennon was killed. I've heard that it is very rare because the bottles were never filled by Barton Brands Ltd. on the bottom of the bottle it says: " Exclusive design by Marita Spirits Ltd. From the Anniversary collection of authentic Liverpool porcelain" Do you know anything about this bottle any information on it and it's value would be great Thank you for your time, John reply to babyskylar_n_2004

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From: Carrie Fowler

Subject: Syrup Jug - with picture attached

Date: 07/14/2006 7:45:47 AM

Digger: Do you know anything about old syrup jugs??? This one has the following information on the bottom: Pat. July 6 1915 (#114546) Aug 22 1916 (#119542) I would appreciate any suggestions you can give me for finding more information! Carrie

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From: Caperot

Subject: mark

Date: 07/14/2006 9:16:47 AM

I have a bowl, pressed glass. It has a bee in bottom of bowl. Do you know what Manufacturer made this bowl. Thanks

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From: Russell Partridge

Subject: John Lennon anniversary bottle

Date: 07/14/2006 7:25:10 PM

I have a John Lennon anniversary brandy sauce bottle. It was distributed by Marita Spirits Ltd in 1980. IT is still full with the original sauce, It has John Lennon's picture on it and a list of the songs he wrote. Any info you might be able to provide would be appreciated my email rusel6360 thanks

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From: Cindy cynsowers

Subject: Maypop Bottles

Date: 07/14/2006 9:27:01 PM

Dear Digger,   I read your response about the Maypop bottles with the tree on the front of the bottom and with another tree on the top and the word Maypop in the glass. I was wondering if you tell me if they are of any value. My mother-in-law colleted bottles and she had several of them. Just curious. I would appreciate any information you could give me.           Sincerely,           Cindy S.          

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From: ctucker

Subject: vintgage bottle

Date: 07/15/2006 11:56:49 AM

Hello I wanted to know the value of a bottle (groves tasteless chill tonic, prepared by paris medicine co. st louis

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From: Jerry Melbye real_norseman

Subject: question about old kerosene lamps

Date: 07/15/2006 1:26:37 PM

Hi Digger, I have a question about two old (I think) Kerosene lamps. They have a trademark on the bottom which is an anchor with an H in the middle. Do you know anything about these? Thank you Vicky Melbye

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From: Gena M Genapweb.

Subject: bottle of whisky with girl dancing in it-full bottle-redplaidskirt

Date: 07/15/2006 2:13:43 PM

I also have the bottle of whisky with the dancing girl-Its been in our home for over 30 years can you tell me how much it is worth-I was thinking of selling but not sure its worth thank you and I cant see where the person that wrote about it was answered thanks alot

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From: Clay & Linda Berry lberry73

Subject: Coca Cola bottle

Date: 07/15/2006 5:01:18 PM

Hi, I have a 6 -fl.ozs coca cola bottle. The patent number id D.Dec.25.1923. On the bottom of the bottle it says Oneonta N.Y. The color of the bottle is green.Could you tell me anything about this bottle or if it is worth anything. Thanks.Linda Berry

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From: H Holder LassofKy1

Subject: bottle

Date: 07/16/2006 8:44:56 AM

Dear Digger I have a 7oz Union Bottling Works clear bottle it has a trade P mark on front. Cincinnati ,Ohio. what is this? if you please :-). thanks Helen in KY

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From: dm denisephil

Subject: Emailing: bottle 001, bottle 002

Date: 07/16/2006 9:49:25 AM

I found this old cork bottle wrapped in what looks like straw/raffia all nestled in a wicker type basket. I haven't taken the bottle out, but am wondering what it might be and might be worth. If you need other pictures let me know. Thanks

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From: dm denisephil ,

Subject: Emailing: bottle 001, bottle 002, bottle 003, bottle 004

Date: 07/16/2006 7:04:48 PM

I sent all of you an email earlier asking about what this is and how much it's worth...we took the bottle out and took pictures of it...it has a green hue and looks to be blown glass-lots of imperfections. The only markings on the bottle is on the bottom there is a big 5 and little 3. Thanks for your help.

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From: OSIRISSTAR

Subject: Hi I need your help to identify an original E.C Booz's old cabin whiskey bottle.

Date: 07/16/2006 6:38:21 AM

Hi, I hope you can help me identify if this bottle is antique or a reproduction. This bottle measures about 8 and 1/4 inches tall, 4 inches across and about 2 and 3/4 from front to back on the bottom of the house. It has a rough pontil mark and a letter C and letter B as shown in the pictures. Thank you so much. Thanks again. Val.

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From: Mmiller1139

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 07/16/2006 12:22:45 PM

I have a brown bottle shaped like a guitar. It is 8 in tall and has a screw cap. On the botton it has a pat.number 07353 and D 202 64-8 . I can not find out any thing about this bottle. Is there any thing you can help me with it? Thank You Mmiller1089

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From: Siever

Subject: bottle rarity and ID

Date: 07/16/2006 4:46:31 PM

Hi: This is one of a pair of bottles that was found at my grandparents farm in Muddy Hollow in Wisconsin and I can't find any info on them at all. it has 3 embossed crosses and bottle is indented in 3 places between the crosses and the bottom says 5 original light root bottle and an emblem looks like a tree?? It is 10" high with a wide lip and the seams stop at the top of lip. lip is approx 1-3/4" wide. clear color no damage age rarity value and history would be nice to know. Thanks for the info Brenda

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From: Laura

Subject: M & S Beverages

Date: 07/16/2006 6:58:33 PM

Hello. I've tried to find info about a bottle my son found, but not much luck. It was made by the M&S Beverage Company in Flint, Michigan. I'm trying to determine its age and value. It is a soda bottle, clear with the M&S logo embossed on the bottle near the neck area, and the M&S logo painted on the front of the bottle. Around the M&S label it says, "EVERY BOTTLE STERILIZED" and "12 OUNCES OF QUALITY" "FLINT, MICHIGAN". The bottle also has ridges (ribbing) all the way down the bottle running horizontal. I'm having trouble finding out when this would have been made and how rare (?) it might be. I found a tiny bit of info about the company, but it didn't say when it went out of business (began producing soda in 1918.). Do you have any info on this brand? Any info you provide is appreciated. Thanks in advance. Laura 

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From: Christine

Subject: pieta decanter

Date: 07/16/2006 7:44:03 PM

I am writing for info on a sicilian gold bottle I have, while doing research I came to a dead end except for an e-mail (which I am attaching) in which a girl named stacy Lam also has the same bottle by description. I wonder if you ever found any information on this particular bottle or if you may possibly have an e-mail address for this girl so I can see if she found anything out about it. Thanks in advance for any information you can provide. From StacyLam To: From StacyLam

Subject: Decanter

Date: 03-04-2004 It to have a liquor decanter made in Italy, it is the Pieta' and stands 12 to 14 inches tall, Sicilian gold is on the bottom along with Eva sud Morolo Italy also a picture in a crest shape. Also patent pending, on the back where you pour the liquor from there is a wax seal and 56 stamped into it. Is there any other place I can check out I am sure that someone must know something about this bottle, my mom told me that on 500 of them were made Thank you Stacy --------------------

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From: welladianne

Subject: Clear Glass Soda Bottle

Date: 07/17/2006 11:06:44 AM

I found a bottle that has no drink name on it.The only markings it has are around the lower neck Distilled Beverage,on the bottom edge DR.PEPPER BOTTLING CO.,the numbers4c20e & G29,on the very bottom it has Monroe La. 7oz.Could you advise what I have and its value Thanks for help Robert Williams at redneck472

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From: T W REYNOLDS

Subject:

Date: 07/17/2006 12:31:02 PM

Hi! I have a clear jar that reads jar made in italy ccc one pint. It also has a sticker that reads ROBT.W.HARE, CARRIAGE MANUFACTURER. Photo of a old carriage. Nos.162 &164 Penn St. Pittsburg, PA REPAIRING PROMPTLY DONE. I can not find anything regarding the jar or sticker!! Any Ideas ? Thank You! Patti

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From: Laura Greene

Subject: bottle question

Date: 07/17/2006 4:06:42 PM

Hi Digger, I have an old bottle that I found in my deceased grandmother’s house (she collected antiques). It is amber in color (I am attaching a picture) and is approximately 7.5 inches tall by 5 inches wide. On the bottom it says: Patent Applied for Private Mould and there is another word in the middle of the bottom that is too faded to read. It has a smooth inverted base with a small pimple like bump in the middle. There are several air bubbles visible in the body of the bottle. Any idea how old it is and if it’s worth anything? Thanks Laura 

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From: Laura

Subject: Re: M & S Beverages

Date: 07/17/2006 8:12:15 PM

Thank you for your reply. I checked the bottom of the M & S bottle and here's what it says: I. M & S Flint Registered 9  4 (with a symbol between the 9 and 4 that is a circle inside a diamond shape with another symbol/letter inside the circle.) Guess I'm still stumped. I'll check your web site, too. Please let me know if that bottom of bottle info tell anything. Thanks again. Digger wrote:  Painted makes it after 1932..date might be on the base..believe it or not. All those numbers... might just be the last two years of the year. Sor Diggerry nothing else.

 

Subject: M & S Beverages Hello. I've tried to find info about a bottle my son found, but not much luck. It was made by the M&S Beverage Company in Flint, Michigan. I'm trying to determine its age and value. It is a soda bottle, clear with the M&S logo embossed on the bottle near the neck area, and the M&S logo painted on the front of the bottle. Around the M&S label it says, "EVERY BOTTLE STERILIZED" and "12 OUNCES OF QUALITY" "FLINT, MICHIGAN". The bottle also has ridges (ribbing) all the way down the bottle running horizontal. I'm having trouble finding out when this would have been made and how rare (?) it might be. I found a tiny bit of info about the company, but it didn't say when it went out of business (began producing soda in 1918.). Do you have any info on this brand? Any info you provide is appreciated. Thanks in advance. Laura

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From: OSIRISSTAR

Subject: Hello Digger please read.

Date: 07/17/2006 4:33:11 PM

This other collector told me that. The earliest a Clevenger Booz bottle has CB initials on it was 1955 for the small initials in the center of the kick-up on the base, and 1966 if the bottle has large CB initials on the flat part of the base. Use of the pontil mark ceased in 1980. If you have other questions about how to ID your bottle, you're welcome to contact me. Tom Haunton, Wilmington, MA Clevenger glass collector & historian, author - Tippecanoe and E. G. Booz Too! A book about cabin bottles. is this true? Thank you. Val.

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From: Rex Floyd

Subject: Squeeze bottle

Date: 07/17/2006 10:00:00 PM

I found a bottle in Denton county that has the name freeze on it. But it does not look like the bottle discribide in the web page. I will do my best. It is 6-1/2 fl oz and has Freeze trade mark on the front of it. On the bottom of the bottle it has Home bottling works Dallas texas. HB 1 Thanks, for any help in advance. Rex I found a bottle in Denton county that has the name freeze on it. But it does not look like the bottle discribide in the web page. I will do my best. It is 6-1/2 fl oz and has Freeze trade mark on the front of it. On the bottom of the bottle it has Home bottling works ;Dallas texas. ; ; HB 1 ; Thanks, for any help in advance. Rex

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From: Cam Halford cam.

Subject: Early times distillery plaque

Date: 07/17/2006 10:32:13 PM

We recently were in Mt. Shasta Ca where we purchased a dimensional wall plaque. The plaque reads Early Times Distillery Company Frankfort Kentucky. Do you have any idea who we might be able to contact to get info about this artwork? It's very interesting seems like a plaster casting. Thank you any help would be greatly appreciated. Cam

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From: RBlaine42

Subject: whiskey bottles

Date: 07/17/2006 9:23:50 PM

I am interested in collecting old whiskey bottles and recently purchased one I found at an antique mall. I also purchased an old sour mash jug. I was looking through your book options, and I do not know if I would find them in there. Do you answer questions about bottles? I can send photos of them, but in short, one is a Wilken's whisky bottle that only has the photo of one Wilken's man on it (instead of three that I've seen while cruising online). The other is a jug that says: "Straus Bros. Chicago (on the upper half of the jug in gold lettering on a cream background) and Old Crow Sour Mash (on the lower half of the jug with gold lettering on a dark blue or black background). I would like to get more information on these. Can you please point me in the right direction? Also, I write about whiskey for Patterson's Beverage magazine. I may be interested in talking with you about old whiskey bottles as part of an article. Please let me know if you're interested. Thank you! -Rob

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From: SEAN MOORE

Subject: Hi Greetings from Ireland

Date: 07/18/2006 3:23:51 AM

Hi was wondering if you would have any info on a botle I picked up at a car boot sale for 1 pound. It is emblazoned with Kirker & co ltd,estabd 1851 trademark has a clover on it & Belfast is wrote on the middle of the bottle? Please advise Sean,Belfast.. Hi was wondering if you would have any info on a botle I picked up at a car boot sale for 1 pound. It is emblazoned with Kirker & co ltd,estabd 1851 trademark has a clover on it & Belfast is wrote on the middle of the bottle? Please advise Sean,Belfast..

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From: pikn4u7

Subject: Hk Mulford

Date: 07/18/2006 11:11:37 AM

Hi  I found you on one of the yahoo group pages, Love your site very informative. I am enclosing a pic of my mulford bottle. I have researched this bottle found it was made at the time the diphtheria anti toxin in 1894, was found by the company. The lip looks like applied double collar (sort of ) can you help me date and value this bottle? on the bottom it has exactly all capital letters H K MULFORD PHILADELPHIA and what looks like 4 or a little triangle mark and a 3 not together but separated not by a mark but just apart from each other in middle of bottom. Makes you think they were applied as an afterthought. Any help would be appreciated. I have the article I found if you want a copy. Thank you, Kathy Reedy

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From: Cynthia L. Billman

Subject: Golden Wedding Whiskey Bottle gold1.jpg [1/9]

Date: 07/18/2006 11:56:22 AM

 

From: "Cynthia L. Billman" To:

Subject: Golden Wedding Whiskey Bottle

 Hi Digger! First, thanks for having your site availabel. I have a = Golden Wedding Whiskey Bottle, (Jos. S. Finch ? I have found a lot of them via net, but this one has the label painted = right on the bottle. I have enclosed pictures and was wondering if you = could give me an estimate to it's worth, if any. I certainly appreciate = your time. Thank you. Cindy -

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From: Chesnut, Scott

Subject: Found an old bottle

Date: 07/18/2006 5:18:40 PM

Hi, I have found another bottle. Color: Brown Height: 5" Width: 2.25" by 1.5" The mold seam stops just before going over the lip. The base of the bottle seems to be embossed: A triangle shape with barely intelligible letters in it: W T. The "W" is on top of the "T". Below this "U S A". On the bottom side of the bottle there is the letter "A". Shape: rectangular Concision: no damage, found some roots inside of it. No visible stains What can you tell me about it. Our last correspondence was in July of 2002. I had found the St. Nicholas Stomach Bitters bottle seen on your site. I later sold this bottle to a college of yours. Perhaps, if this bottle is also of interest to you (or him) we can arrange a similar meeting. Regards William Scott Chesnut

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From: legs50sad

Subject: Am trying again.

Date: 07/18/2006 4:47:15 PM

Hi Digger! It's Cindy again with the Golden Wedding Bottle, thought I would try and send the pictures this way. Thanks for your quick response and if you would be so kind to take a look, I did look at your site but saw none with the label painted on the bottle. It is a pint, lid and label intact, no contents. Any idea of value? Thanks again! cindy

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From: millstfarmsupply

Subject: spizz

Date: 07/18/2006 6:29:51 PM

got an old green bottle on the front it has spizz down below that it has copwiright 1940 by the perfection co. waco texas. and on the back it has spizz, a wonderful mixed a delicious beverage,highly carbonated extra dry, combats acid, contents 7 fluid ozs. dr pepper bottling louisville, ky. and it ring ribbed at the top of the bottle. do you know anything at all about what this bottle might be worth. Thanks

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From: Chesnut, Scott scott.

Subject: RE: Found an old bottle

Date: 07/18/2006 7:04:10 PM

Subject: Found an old bottle Hi, I have found another bottle. Color: Brown Height: 5" Width: 2.25" by 1.5" The mold seam stops just before going over the lip. The base of the bottle seems to be embossed: A triangle shape with barely intelligible letters in it: W T. The "W" is on top of the "T". Below this "U S A". On the bottom side of the bottle there is the letter "A". Shape: rectangular Concision: no damage, found some roots inside of it. No visible stains What can you tell me about it. Our last correspondence was in July of 2002. I had found the St. Nicholas Stomach Bitters bottle seen on your site. I later sold this bottle to a college of yours. Perhaps, if this bottle is also of interest to you (or him) we can arrange a similar meeting. Regards William Scott Chesnut

Subject: Re: Found an old bottle William bottle was made by Whithall Tatum company probably 1880s little value but keep looking  Digger

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From: Bill

Subject: fake knockoff bottle

Date: 07/18/2006 8:37:13 PM

Hi Digger, How can I tell if a whiskey decanter is fake? I have a JOHNNY ROGERS 1972/1973 decanter (the one with the red shirt sometimes identified as #2) it has a sticker on the bottom (MADE IN JAPAN) I think it may be a "knockoff" How do I know ? Thanks, Bill

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From: Debbie Lalonde

Subject: bottle question

Date: 07/18/2006 9:00:06 PM

I have 2 bottles I am inquiring about. One is a clear , flat embossed single lipped 5 1/2" bottle with the one side saying Dr S. Thomas No 5520 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT ECLECRIC OIL the other side reads NORTHROP & LYMAN CO. LIMITED TORONTO, ONT. and the sides have "internal" and "external" embossed on them. The second bottle is a small cobalt blue Milk of Magnesia Bottle embossed on the glass Deborah Comerford

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From: m.j. hickey 

Subject:

Date: 07/18/2006 10:42:31 PM

How much is a OLD MOCK whiskey bottle sealed amd in box,from 1918 (one pint) worth?

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From: Nurdreams68

Subject: Fwd: Old Ink Bottle found Moore's

Date: 07/18/2006 8:09:14 PM

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From: Sherrie Benson sherrie-

Subject: Old Bottle

Date: 07/19/2006 9:20:37 AM

Found a bottle that says Groves Tastless Chilled Tonic. Paris Medicine Company St. Louis. Any information you may forward me will be appreciated. Thanks, Sherrie Benson

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From: Victor Johnson victor.

Subject: Question on a bottle you've got for sale.

Date: 07/19/2006 12:05:52 PM

Hi Digger! Hey, question for you....The Doc Marshal's snuff bottle for sale...does this bottle have any embossing on it besides the label. Is it a BIMAL bottle, or the older type Doc Marshal's ( pre- 1870's or so...) By the way, I noticed that you don't have any newer bottles up for sale besides on this web page. Do you have any others for sale on another web page or that's all you have for now. I'm an avid collector, and always on the lookout! :) Thanks! Victor-

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From: Paul Korntheuer

Subject: Ramshead bottle

Date: 07/19/2006 12:55:49 PM

Greetings, I have an old bottle (alas, it's empty, but with that seems to be the original cork stopper in it) from the Ramshead Distilling Co. On the back, there is a torn label, but one can make out that it was blended December 1933, Produced by the American Distilling Co. I haven't been able to find anything on the web about either Distillery Co. Is it worth anything? Thanks for your help! Paul

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From: jeremy.thrashs

Subject: Is this bottle worth anything

Date: 07/19/2006 5:29:41 PM

I have a bottle that was made by William Teacher and Sons LTD (Whiskey), I am guessing about 1962. Around the top of the bottle it says federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. Then on bottom it says bottle made in United Kingdom, then Glasgow in center of bottom. It is a tint green color and about 9-12 inches tall. Thank you.

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From: JoAnn Hattig

Subject: Hoghead pop bottle

Date: 07/19/2006 5:27:09 PM

I purchased a bottle with a marble in it. It is a light green color. Several antique dealers in our area had never seen. Someone told me it was a hoghead bottle . The name BEESLEY & Co. Oxford in raised letters is on the side and the name Powell Bristol around the bottom of the bottle. Can you tell me anything about it? Thanks so very much

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From: vonda WARNER

Subject: metal detecting

Date: 07/19/2006 6:01:08 PM

I really need help I have checked every were possible to find out about my little bottle and can not find out anything about it I went metal detecting in a creek bottom and found a very small bottle about an inch tall I don’t know if you would even call it a bottle but its about an inch tall and is solid metal of some kind it looks like a long neck beer bottle it has a lid thats non removable like I said it is solid. and on the bottom it says patent applied for and that is all it says I would really like to find out something about it & if it is worth anything if you could help me id greatly appreciate it thank you so very much Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 I really need help I have checked every were possible to find out about my little bottle and can not find out anything about it I went metal detecting in a creek bottom and found a very small bottle about an inch tall I don’t know if you would even call it a bottle but its about an inch tall and is solid metal of some kind it looks like a long neck beer bottle it has a lid thats non removable like I said it is solid. and on the bottom it says patent applied for and that is all it says I would really like to find out something about it & if it is worth anything if you could help me id greatly appreciate it thank you so very much

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From: Ronnie Akers

Subject: McMINN'S BEVERAGES bottle

Date: 07/19/2006 8:12:16 PM

Dear Digger, I have found a soda pop bottle that I can’t seem to identify. I am interested in it’s history and value. I believe it to be a machine made bottle from the 1940’s-1960’s. It has one chip out of the bottom about the size of a nickel. Remainder of bottle is in very good condition. Seams go all the way up the sides to the lip, but are very hard to see because of the embossing on the sides and neck of the bottle. Description: Clear glass. 9 ½ inches tall. Extreme embossing everywhere on the bottle, except for the bulb below the lip which is smooth. Bottom embossing (bottom of letters toward middle of bottle): In a circular pattern. “DR PEPPER BOTTLING CO.” Bottom embossing (bottom of letters toward outside of bottle): MISS. Bottom embossing (across the middle of the bottom): MERIDIAN Embossing on neck (starting at bottom of the bulb down for 1 ¾ inches): dimpling or tooling all the way around Embossing on neck (starting below the dimpling above for ½ inch down): two raised embossed rings going all the way around the bottle. Embossing on neck (between the two rings mentioned above): Four letters embossed around the neck “D” “P” “B” “C” (dimpling between letters) Embossed on neck (lowest ½ inch of neck): 16 small touching diamonds surround the bottle Embossed on shoulder (next 1 inch going down the bottle): 16 diamonds pattern continues with each lower row containing bigger diamonds than the row above it. Embossed on side (next 1 inch going down the bottle): 16 diamonds patter continues just like above. On the surface of each diamond is dimpling. On the diamond spaces in between these are smooth areas. Embossed on side (next ¼ inch down): Embossed ¼ inch ring going all the way around the bottle. Embossed on side (next 2 ½ inches down): 21 curving criss-crossing lines generally going up and down the bottle. Same area as above: dimpling or tooling everywhere Same area as above: (one word over the other): “McMINN’S” “BEVERAGES” (no dimpling in between these letters) Embossed on side (Next ¼ inch down): Embossed ¼ inch ring going all the way around the bottle. Embossed on side (Next 1 inch down): continuation of dimpling and curving lines going up and down the bottle (but now there are 26 of them) Same area as above: Embossed “12 FL. OZ.” (no dimpling in between these letters or numbers) Same area as above(on opposite side as 12 fl oz): Embossed “1401” (no dimpling in between these numbers) Last ¼ inch of side is smooth I’ve searched the internet but can’t find mention of this pop bottle anywhere. Please help. Thanks in advance. Ron Akers kennykam7brightok2b

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From: Miner, Helen ..ny

Subject: wine bottle

Date: 07/20/2006 6:12:23 AM

 I have a never opened 1931 november FeCamp France Veritable Benedictine Liqueur by Julius Wile sons and company of new york the top of the bottle is wrapped with rope I believe it is hemp rope.Thank You Helen

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From: ldbotelho ldbotelho

Subject: Need Help

Date: 07/20/2006 8:22:21 AM

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

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From: MightyMouseKDA

Subject: Watkins Bottle?

Date: 07/20/2006 6:14:32 AM

Hi Digger, I was wondering if you could give me a rough appraisal or value on this bottle. The label is in fair condition it reads " Watkins Anodyne Cough Remedy" " Alcohol 11% Heroin 1/8 Grain Chloroform 4 minims 10 oz. It actually still has remnants of the product inside. the bottle is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. The back side of the bottle reads Trial Mark and Watkins. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. Kevin Picture does not do the label justice! There is a slight tear on the right side. Bottom Portion of label has the price $1.00 this is the back view of the bottle!

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From: PAUL WILHITE

Subject: Bottle/Decanter

Date: 07/20/2006 6:26:22 PM

Hi! I don't know if you call this a bottle or decanter. It looks like something that today we'd use to put olive oil or salad dressing in. It's 13 1/2 " in height including the stopper. The stopper fits into the bottle with a cork. It has a windmill scene on one side the same color as the bottle & a sailboat scene on the front in blue. It has a handle near the top. The bottle is off-white in color. #'s on the bottom read D 334. Below that the #'s are 119 1 63. On the bottom it also reads "Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle". My questions are: Why would it say that? Is there really a federal law that prohibts this? Would the contents have been unsafe? Is the bottle worth more money because of the wording? Someone sold it to me & I wasn't aware what was on the bottom. Thank you, Susan Hi! ; I don't know if you call this a bottle or decanter. It looks like something that today we'd use to put olive oil or salad dressing in. ; It's 13 1/2 " in height including the stopper. The stopper fits into the bottle with a cork. ; It has a windmill scene on one side the same color as the bottle & a sailboat scene on the front in blue. It has a handle near the top. ; The bottle is off-white in color. ; #'s on the bottom read ; D 334. Below that the #'s are ;119 1 63. ; On the bottom it also reads "Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle". ; My questions are: ; Why would it say that? ; Is there really a federal law that prohibts this? ; Would the contents have been unsafe? ; Is the bottle worth more money because of the wording? ; Someone sold it to me & I wasn't aware what was on the bottom. ; Thank you ; Susan ;

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From: Marie Tillman mtillman1lltel

Subject: Anniversary Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky

Date: 07/21/2006 6:09:11 PM

My Husband has this bottle that im not to sure how much to sell for cause ther is a gentleman who wants to buy it we just need to give him a price and I have looked everywhere and cant find anywere to get a quote on it. The bottle is about 8 1/2 in. tall and about 7 1/2 wide. the top of the bottle it has a gold trim, it has never been open and the original bottle stamp is still on it the number on the stamp is 077983721. the front has Nebraksa printed across the top and then has a picture of nebraska and has 5 monuments from nebraska and says Chimney Rock, Boy's Town, State Museum, and State Capital on it then on the bottom (still on the front ) is printed Gateway To The Old West and on the bottom of the bottle it has two stars on eaither side and says Exclusive design by Marita Apirits Ltd. then an A in the Middle and then says From hte Anniversary collection of Authentic liverpool Porcelain. On the back it has a sticker that says Anniversary Kentucky Stright Bourbon Whiskey 80 Proof , 6 years old, 750 ML , Bottled by Marita Spirits Ltd., Bardstown Kentucky. And also on the front there is an sticker on the cap that says Anniversary, Kentucky Strsight Bourbon Whisky, 6 years old, 80 proof. if you could please contact me back with that price I would really aprishiate it alot Thank you, Marie Tillman

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From: LakeFire69

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 07/21/2006 4:01:52 PM

hi there nice to see someone into old bottles its like a drug every time I find one on the job if I could I would stop working and just hunt for more just today we found 24 of them...and sure you know it the boss took them all thats what I was doing on here seeing if I could find out more about them.... maybe I can go back over the week end and find a few shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....if I find any more I will be sure to send you a pick if you would like ty for your time

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From: SERLUCK1

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 07/21/2006 4:06:50 PM

Recently I came across a black and white picture of a Bottling plant appearing to be based in a basement setting. It contains such signs reading, Swing Into Line Drink Chero- Cola 5cent and Red Rock. Many cases of sodas Stacked and some loaded on a antique wagon containing wood crates, four workers appearing three in aprons and one in a Suit with Tire. Now at the bottom of picture states QVFowler Photo, 1914. Picture Size is 10x8.5. I shall look forward to hearing from you, Thanking you in advance. Respectfully, Luther Hamilton

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From: jan vandok

Subject: goblet

Date: 07/22/2006 1:36:32 AM

This is a multi-part message in MIME format. this is a pic. of a metal cup I found in an old dump in down town Vancouver B.C. most of the bottles we found date back about 100 years, this is the only metal we came across ,  thank you ; Jan

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From: MaryAnnMcGirr

Subject: bottle?

Date: 07/22/2006 8:15:43 AM

I found a bottle believed to be a milk bottle from LeRoy, NY.. Name on the bottle is " P.M. Tracy LeRoy, N.Y." I'm from LeRoy and have a large collection from here and never heard of this one? Could you help? Thanks, MaryAnn

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From: Klm1770

Subject: bottle question

Date: 07/22/2006 5:35:32 AM

Dear Digger, I recently unboxed some belongings left to me by my grandfather. In it were 3 bottles that I am having no luck finding something similiar to. They are screwtop/threaded, appearing to be clear glass, but have a strange sandy type coating in black for 2, one is green. All 3 have paintings on the front, one is "Mardi Gras", one is Vincent Van Gogh's Self Portrait, and the green one is Boy Holding a Flute. They have remnants of old paper label that would ring a bottle with numbers on them and partial wording "US INTERNAL". The stampings on the bottom ex. the green bottle says "liquor bottle" with 20, a large space, then 71. (is the 71 the year?) on the bottom is has a 5 then a circled R. The black coated bottles you can barely make out the number imprints. I am very curious what they are worth in value and possible year they are from? My Grandfather apparently used them as old coin jars....... Thanks for any help you can give! Kelly Muhl klm1770

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From: Erron F chifish

Subject: information on bottle

Date: 07/22/2006 2:53:42 PM

my girlfriend and I went to an estate sale today and found this very old bottle of D.O.M. Le Directeur- Benedictine alcohol- we thought it was a steal for the little bit we paid- still sealed, with some type of metal fastener on the lid- I'm wondering if there is any way to date the bottle- it has an Illinois Series W tax stamp on it and a federal stamp- do these things have any value? I have attached a few pictures. Thank you, Erron

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From: asapittman

Subject: old bottle

Date: 07/22/2006 3:31:41 PM

Hi, I found a small clear bottle in my back yard. It is exactly 3.5 inches tall and 1.5 inches wide and .75 inches thick. On the bottom is DES.PA and the number 8 under DES.PA. Have any idea when it was made and what it was used for? My 8 year old son is intrigued by this bottle. Thanks. Asa

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From: Ellen Martin  Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 2:21 PM

Subject: types, worth , date of bottles I have 4 bottles that I'd like info about, please. One is about. #1 12 inches tall, rolled lip, seam doesn't go over lip, dosage (?) up to 14 on the side and then what seems to be a snake..can't tell..stopper top..USONA embossed on the bottom...bottle about 2 inches thick and 4 inches wide..clear glass..excellent shape #2 8/9 inches tall...stopper top...seam does not go over top..Dr. T. M Sayman embossed on both sides...big S embossed on the bottom..clear. neck of bottle 2 inches... I included this in the height..excellent shape #3 aqua color....8 inches tall..rolled stopper top...no seam on top.. Pinex (in cursive) stamped on front going down the bottle with word trademark printed beneath it....seems to be bottle within a bottle when looking at the bottom...sort of a fat hour glass shape (wide at the sides and smaller indention between the two sides )can be seen there and there's a round stamp in the glass...nothing on it. #4 about 7 inches tall....aqua with no seamon rolled stopper top...embossed down the front is National Remedy Company New York.. has the same kind of bottom as #3 Thanks for your help. Ellen Martin

Subject: Re: types, worth , date of bottles Hello Ellen, all of them are common, the Sayman's is an extract bottle, the Pinex and National Remedy medicines. Not sure abou the first one. I'd guess 1890-1920s $1-2 a piece.  Digger

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From: VTERINME

Subject: JA Gilka

Date: 07/22/2006 1:12:07 PM

Hello, I have found a 100th anniversary bottle 1836-1936 Berliner Gilka=Kummel. The label is fully intact and there is a seal accross the top. The writing is in German and it has been a a dark closet in a plastic bag for years. The bottom is deaply inset. It is obviously full of alcohol. I look forward to any insight and value you can give me. Thank you Beth Finlayson vterinme

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From: Trish

Subject: bottle

Date: 07/22/2006 6:52:53 PM

Digger; About 10 years ago my husband was helping to remove an old cobble stone street in the City of Portland, Maine and found a bottle. It is a Vincent / Hathaway & co. Boston. Ginger-ale with a round bottom. Can you please tell me what this bottle might be valued at. Trish

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From: djspivey

Subject: Platte Valley Corn Whiskey

Date: 07/22/2006 7:52:51 PM

I have a bottle of Platte Valley Corn Whiskey. It is a 100 proof 1/2 pint. This was distilled and bottled by McCormick Distilling Co. in Weston, Missouri. It is unopened and still has the red wax seal. It is a crock bottle, tan with brown top and a handle on the top. There are numbers on the bottom. They are 135-67 and under those numbers are the numbers 11-D-16. Can you give me any information as to the date this was bottled and if it has any value. It was bought by my Father when I was about five or six years old.     Thank you,           D. Spivey

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From: Holly Sharp

Subject: Seltzer bottle question

Date: 07/22/2006 9:33:33 PM

Do you know where I could find the following bottle, or where I could start looking besides EBAY? Looking for an antique, blue seltzer bottle that was sold/delivered in brooklyn, NY. The bottle says:Murray's home deliveryGood HealthMurray HirschDickens s-4253Made in Czechoslavakia Thanks! Holly

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From: Shirley Dobson

Subject: coca-cola bottle

Date: 07/22/2006 11:41:19 PM

digger I have a aqua bottle 7 3/4 in tall it is round with straight sides the lower side has coca-cola bottling wks. contents 7 fl oz. the top has four stars spaced around it ,and it has embossed lines going around it in the shape of a circus tent spaced perhaps for a paper label .it has some letters going around the top but they are gosted nad I cant read them,what do I have .bud. dapa17nwii

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From: Brad Butteerfield

Subject: Whiskey 1897-1918 bottle Full

Date: 07/22/2006 11:15:05 PM

Dear Digger, I was just given a clear glass bottle of whiskey. Back label ref 1897 front seal --18 or 18--? The label is worn but the contents are in tact. If fact there were two bottles found full and my friend decided to drink history. The front label (worn) PEEBLE or PE_ _ LE? For_ _? In Red: Bourbon... Distilled in KY under Government something? In Black: Cear Distilling... Back Label " This bottle filled and stamped under ... Congress approved 1897.... Q: Do you know the Distiller that is on the label? Is there any value? I trying to decide if I should give it a tast. (Bottle Description: Clear glass, lines on sides, cork, some bubbles) Thanks for your help, Brad -- _ Play 100s of games for FREE! http://games.mailbottle/

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From: John Boubelik

Subject: Seltzer bottles

Date: 07/23/2006 7:39:52 AM

Digger, I have acquired, from my mother-in-law, two old seltzer bottles that belonged to her husband, my father-in-law whim I never knew. These are the kind that use CO2 cartridges rather than the kind that are returned to the plant to be recharged. They are covered is some sort of chain mail, and are rather heavy. I would like to get them as restored as possible--looking nice and actually working--and also get some estimate as to value. Any help...Thanks in advance. John Boubelik

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From: Kyle A. Robertson

Subject: Question about a bottle

Date: 07/23/2006 10:34:48 AM

I found this Pepsi bottle while I was snorkeling at a lake. I was wondering if u could tell me if it's worth anything. It's a Pepsi 10 oz with two logos on in perfect condition. I've been having a hard time determining what its worth so if u could point me in the right direction that would be great. Thank You, Kyle A. Robertson

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From: Renee's Antiques

Subject: stoneware jug cobalt

Date: 07/23/2006 11:24:12 AM

Please help me identify this!!! Renee

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From: Jennifer Pratt

Subject: Maria Spirits Ltd. Whiskey Decanter

Date: 07/23/2006 1:46:04 PM

Hello, I have a Maria Spirits Ltd. decanter that I have attached a picture of. Is it valuable? If so, what do you think its worth? -Slate Blue in color -8" x 6 3/4" -Bottom top has "Exclusive design for Maria Spirits Ltd. Under that is the letter "A" and 1974, then below that are the words, "From the Anniversary collection of Authentic Liverpool Porcelain" -The front of the bottle says "Happy Birthday" surrounded by the zodiac signs. -The paper around the lip of the bottle, while worn, says, "Anniversary Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90 Proof" Thanks so much! Jennifer

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From: Kelli Wiese

Subject: Rawleigh's Trade Mark

Date: 07/23/2006 7:43:26 PM

Hi, my name is Kelli Wiese and my dad found 2 Rawleigh's antique bottles-they are both clear- one is large and the other is a bit smaller....... on the bottom of the larger one there seems to be some sort of trade mark it shows a circle w/ a P inside and then below this there is the number 3...... the same goes for the smaller bottle except there is the number 6 on it ....i was wondering if you could give me any information on these bottles . What was inside of them? Around what time were they made?.. things like that. Your response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time

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From: mg55simpson

Subject: Palmetto Brand Bottle?

Date: 07/23/2006 7:47:46 PM

Mr. ODell, I found your name within ebay as someone to check with for determining a value of a bottle we found many years ago. While cleaning an old barn at a house we lived in, we found a aqua-green tint bottle embossed with "Palmetto BRAND" "PROPERTY OF CAROLINA COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO." "MIN. CONTENTS 6 FLD.OZS." Is this something that could be of low / moderate / high value to a collector? Thanks, Michael G. Simpson mg55simpson

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From: runway seymour

Subject: JA Gilka kummel

Date: 07/23/2006 8:23:20 PM

Hi Digger Can you can help me with an estimate of value on a J.A. Gilka kummel bottle? I've read up on the nasty flavored liquor. I'd like to know anything that you might tell me about this bottle. The bottle has a double applied collar, it is 10 inches high, dark amber colored, side seams but not on the neck, and is eight-sided, in very good to excellent condition (no chips, scratches or stains), and has almost all of it's original paper labels and part of a neck band. All but three of the sides have raised writing on them are as follows: J.A. GILKA BERLIN, THIS BOTTLE , J.A. Gilka (in script), NOT TO BE SOLD, Schutzen Str. No 9. The base of the bottle appears to be molded with a raised picture of two persons in armor? holding swords in one hand and holding a large crest with their other hands. The crest has a royal-type crown on top of it and a small cross is on top of the crown. There is no pontil mark on it. the bottom has a seam where it is attached to the sides, there is a ridge of squished out molten glass. The label on the back is written in English. the part I can read says all genuine Kummel sold by me comes in a blown glass bottle with prussians on the bottom. Each label bears 16 medals as reward from international exhibitions as wall as my own signature. This bottle is packed exclusively for the United States and consumers are informed etc......signature. NEw York, sole agents in the United States, Berlin, Germany January 1874. I have attached a couple images, thank you in advance Celeste

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From: Myron Nobles

Subject: glass chimeny

Date: 07/23/2006 9:28:53 PM

found in a yard sale with a brass insert for a fostoria oil lamp. We have no idea how old or if it is old. Please help if you can. Myron Nobles Attachment N1: modoc pictures.eml

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From: Gary & Leslie Scribner

Subject: We have an original Larkin desk that we would like an appraisal - to sell?

Date: 07/24/2006 12:48:19 PM

Hey there, I stumbled across your web address & was thrilled that you wrote up "The Larkin Story" as my husband & I have an original ladies secretary desk made by Larkin, from Buffulo NY - We are trying very hard to discover its actual worth & to locate someone who may be interested in purchasing it?! If you could please offer any guidance / services, we would greatly appreciate your response. Our name is Gary / Leslie, here in Johnson VT, oue We look forward to hearing from you & your recommendations - THANK YOU IN ADVANCE Leslie

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From: Krkrelly

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 07/24/2006 11:12:15 AM

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From: Krkrelly

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 07/24/2006 11:14:43 AM

hi was just wondering if you ever heard of or saw an amber -------gargling oil lockport ny TOM KELLSGLAS----I IDUG ONE YESTERDAY

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From: nancy stivenson

Subject: bottle identification

Date: 07/24/2006 5:14:53 PM

found small bottle approximately 2 1/2 inches tall. Bottle top is a smooth octagon and the bottmon is octagon with ridges bottom says:    U.S.    PAT'ID    110034    13. would appreciate any info, thank you Nancy

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From: Patty Ney

Subject: bottle question?

Date: 07/24/2006 5:24:11 PM

Hi Digger, My husband recently started to dig for old bottles and he found one that we can't find any info on and thought maybe you could help us. It is dark amber in color and stands about 9 1/2" tall. No markings except on the bottom of the bottle it is embossed Bottle should be used for Kleen Linn only with the numbers 7 0 7 and then an 8 under that. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Patty Williamstown, Pa

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From: JohnMC0809

Subject: old bottle found in paterson,nj

Date: 07/24/2006 4:30:44 PM

I found a little bottle about 6 or 7 inches tall. It says German on one side and worm compound on the other. It also says Sautter and Gaus on the front. The bottle is a greenish color. Can you give me any info on this bottle?   Thanks John                                 

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From: Mikego55

Subject: JA Gilka

Date: 07/24/2006 4:59:13 PM

I see on one of your webpages you wrote the a bottle with this label is worth around 20-30 dollars. Would it make a difference if the labels, cork, seals and contents were intact? Question and answer from your page: I have another bottle of interest, if you have some information on. A brown bottle 10 in. High, 3.5 by 3in. Rec. Base with 1in corners, making it 8 sided. On the face in script the name j. A.gilka is embossed, on one side, embossed is the name j.a.gilka berlin. The other side, embossed is. Schutzen str. No.9. On two of the corners embossed is, this bottle u , not to be sold. On the bottom is an embossment with two guards, one on ether side of a man size crowned and crested shield. This bottle I also dug up at an old city dump. If you have any infor, well , thank you; jan These are commonly found in shades of amber and green often made quite crudely. They are or were foreign made. I have seen several with complete labels. They are commonly priced around $20-30 My bottle is marked on the foil covering the cork "1836-1911" Thanks, Mike G

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From: Gjknich

Subject: What kind of bottle do I have

Date: 07/24/2006 5:05:41 PM

I found an emerald green bottle / decanter. It has a tin screw cap that when turned upside down the top lifts to reveal holes (reminds of a parmesan cap) like a shaker cap. The bottle is 10 1/2 inches high and the neck is about 3 inches long. The body is round and the diameter is about 6 1/2 inches wide. The seam stops at the lip. Both front & back at bottom say Duraglas. The bottom says DESPAT92828 and in the middle there is a number 6. Below that there are marks, a number 7 then a circle with a sideways diamond over it with possibly a 1 in the middle of them, then a number 1 or an L. It's very interesting and I am curious about what it's use is, how old it might be and if it's worth anything, is it rare or not? It's very clear, no chips or cracks. Thank you. Janet Nichols

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From: Travis Tolliver

Subject: Small glass screwtop bottle found under concrete pad.

Date: 07/24/2006 11:04:11 PM

Digger,  I just found your site today and started reading though it as I tried to find out more information about a bottle I found under a concrete pad I just pulled up. After reading your site, here’s what I can tell you about it. It’s about 3 inches tall, 2 ¾ inces wide and about ½ inch deep. The mould seam doesn’t seem to go up over the lip. The seam on the bottle goes down both sides and then around the base as though the base were a different piece. There seems to be an irregular circle on the bottom that may be a pontil but it doesn’t look quite like the pictures on your site. It’s a screw top and looks most like the 1938 type from the pictures on your site. There are small bubbles in the clear glass as well. On the bottom, there is a 12 then a circle with an I in side it then a 6. Under that there is an A-9963 or it could be A-996S. I’m attaching a wide shot, I also have close-ups of the top, bottom, lip, and seams. I’d just like to know what the bottle might be. I’m thinking a medicine bottle like for aspirin or something. I’m a bit of a history buff so I’m interested in these sorts of things. -Travis Tolliver As you can see by the picture, it’s in perfect condition considering I was swinging a 10 lb sledge hammer around wildly. :)

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From: michael torrans

Subject: KKK Bottles...info?

Date: 07/25/2006 3:46:30 AM

Any information about these unique bottles would be helpful as well as a place to market them for sale. Thanks, Mike 

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From: Camellia Pierce

Subject: bottle

Date: 07/25/2006 5:29:34 AM

Found a bottle around Baltimore, Maryland. Cannot find anything on it. Any idea? Knight & McDonough First Aid Henderson JC 1878 Input is appreciated. :) ~c

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From: Darryl Whetter

Subject: Popular Bottles Smuggled into Detroit From Windsor

Date: 07/25/2006 7:48:54 AM

Dear Mr. Odell, I am writing a novel which involves the smuggling of whiskey into Detroit, MI from Windsor, Ontario during prohibition (1923-33) If you know, could you please tell me which brands of whiskey were most popular at this time and in this place (i.e., which brands were most likely to be smuggled from Windsor to Detroit). I have looked through some of the labels on your site. IF you have happen to know of popular brands AND have their images, do please let me know. From my research I gather that much of the whiskey smuggled across the Detroit River didn't originate in Windsor, but often travelled from Montreal (Canada) down to Windsor, and may even have originated in the UK and simply been warehoused in Montreal. FYI, some decent information about this smuggling is available in the following book: Gervais, C.H. The Rumrunners: A Prohibition Scrapbook. Scarborough, ON: Firefly Books, 1980. Other accounts I'v read suggest that as much as 80% of all of the prohibition booze entering the US was coming through the Canada/US border at Windsor/Detroit. Appreciative of your time, Darryl Whetter Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia Canada

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From: Kathy

Subject: Duraglas bottle

Date: 07/25/2006 4:52:33 PM

This bottle has some sort of dark black/brown paint on the INSIDE of the bottle. if I stand it next to a eyedrop bottle which is .5 oz or 15 ml the bottle is a little bigger but would not be able to hold a full ounce of liquid. The bottle says Duraglas twice around the outside bottom edge of the bottle. on the bottom of the bottle there are two 7's and a 3. The bottle stands approximately 2.75 inches tall but not quite. and almost measures and inch across the round bottom. Attached is a picture of the bottle next to the eyedrop bottle as well. I was just wondering if you new what it was used for. couldn't find any this small to compare it to on the web. Thanks Kathy 

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From: bbritton1

Subject: McCullough Bottles

Date: 07/25/2006 5:25:01 PM

I would be interested in any bottles that you have for sale that mention the McCullough Drug Co. McCullough and Sons or Lawrenceburg, Indiana. If you have any, please let me know. Regards, Bob Britton

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From: bbritton1

Subject: McCullough bottles

Date: 07/25/2006 5:29:52 PM

Hi, I would be interested in purchasing any bottles that you may have that come from either Lawrenceburg, Indiana or the McCullough Drug Company or McCullough and Sons, or McCullough Medicine Company. If you have any availabel, please let me know. Regards, Bob Britton

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From: bbritton1

Subject: McCullough bottle

Date: 07/25/2006 5:34:28 PM

Hi, I would be interested in purchasing any bottles you may have from Lawrenceburg, Indiana  McCullough Drug Comapany..... McCullough and Sons...... McCullough Medicine Company or John C. McCullough If you have any, please let me know. Regards, Bob Brittone

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From: Edward Snyder

Subject: Dutch Bottle

Date: 07/25/2006 6:13:23 PM

Recently I excavated what appears to be ceramic Dutch bottle. Its 6 3/4 in. tall and stamped "Blankenheym Zeer Oude Genever". It is evidently hand made because there are numerous fingerprints visible. The lip is similarly to ones found on master ink bottles. Any help on ID'ing this would be most appreciated. Evan

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From: Edward Snyder

Subject: Additional Information for Dutch Bottle Question

Date: 07/25/2006 6:24:10 PM

Sorry I didn't read the guidlines as well as I should have and forgot to include an image. Markings: Blankenheym Zeer Oude Genever Size: 6 3/4in Lip: Appears to be applied, rings around the neck, has a "master Ink" look Base: Typical base for hand made ceramic bottles, rough enough to appear applied Shape: Cylindrica No Label Brown Color Only damage is a small chip on the inside of the lip

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From: CarnelWT24TB

Subject: Bottle

Date: 07/25/2006 4:20:25 PM

 Hi , I have a bottle that I had from years back that I found and it is 8 inches tall. Its an olive green color and has 8 sides. Its has a mark on the bottom of the bottle liek it was blown. It has two lips and no seam. On the front it is Labeled Jn with a little o above the Jn and then a period Then it says Greenhow Williamsburg 1770 I would like to know how old it, value and scarcity Thank You , Pete

It is a reproduction made at Williamsburg, but i do not know when.  I'd guess in the 1960-1970 era. Digger

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From: LittleBadAss66

Subject: Crock

Date: 07/25/2006 5:45:35 PM

I was wondering if you had any information on old crocks ? I have an old 20 gallon crock with the picture of George Washington on it that has 200th. Anniversary 1732-1932 .

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From: Matthew Nowell

Subject: Bottle

Date: 07/25/2006 10:50:14 PM

Dear Digger can you please help tell me the age and use of and if this bottle is worth much thanks Matt

From: Matthew Nowell

Subject: Bottle(2)

Date: 07/25/2006 11:51:18 PM

Dear Digger , following my earlier email I forgot to tell you the bottle has italy marked on the bottom. thanks

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From: Carol McIntosh

Subject: old bottle

Date: 07/26/2006 12:52:31 AM

Hi We have a brown glass bottle top rim says Federal law forbids sale or Re-Use of this bottle bottom 4/5 Quart very bottom underside 1825 0-9 85 MG 45 1 would you have any idea what this was used for Thank You, Carol 25/07/2006 carol.lou

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From: Anthony Giovando Anthony.

Subject: Can you help me?

Date: 07/26/2006 9:11:59 AM

Hello, I was hoping that perhaps you might be able to help me. I have a 1962 "Texas Mickey" (133 1/3 Ounces) bottle of Schenley OFC Canadian Whiskey. It is unopened, in perfect condition, and still contains the seal/tag. Does anyone have any idea what this might be worth? Thank you.

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From: Mpitmant

Subject: soda water bottle

Date: 07/26/2006 6:45:28 AM

Hi Digger, I have found a bottle I would like info on. It is a 6oz clear bottle with embossed Soda Water Property of Coca Cola around the middle with 6 stars just above that. The seams goes over the top of the lip. the base of the bottle is embossed with Tuskegee, Ala. I am interested to know the age, rarity, history and value. Thank You! Matthew Pitman

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From: Lisa Klein

Subject: My bottle

Date: 07/26/2006 12:01:29 PM

My bottle My mom was a digger. I was left with ALOT of bottles. This one is full with a glass top. I am afraid to take it out of the box. The papers inside are falling apart. Enlish side reads Radway's Sarsaparillian. The other is in german. Help!

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From: McDonald, Kevin J. Kevin.J..mn

Subject:

Date: 07/26/2006 12:17:29 PM

Hello Digger: I collected old beer bottles in the late 1970s and early 1980s. I have a few hundred of them, mostly from the Minnesota area and surrounding states. Mostly beer. I like them but do not have them displayed due to lack of space (and time to redisplay them). Thinking of selling them but do not know how to go about it. Ebay is one option. One at a time? In bunches? At a collection club gathering? Any advice? Also, I am a big fan of AM Smith Winery out of Mpls in the late 1800s. I have several of these, including a one gallon bottle. Want to know more about the winery. Your site doesn't have much about it -- one question answered back in 2000. Anything more since? Thanks for any advice you have. Great site. Kevin

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From: ThunderShine11

Subject: Brown glass bottle

Date: 07/26/2006 10:52:03 AM

Dear Digger, I recently found an old brown glass bottle, with EST 1788 in raised letters all over it, and "federal law forbids the sale or re-use of this bottle" also in raised letters. The bottom says made in usa, it has a B in a circle in the center, 6 to left and 58 to the right, then 14 and D-126 along the edge. On one side it has a large blank smooth square, like a label should be there, and over the top of that the raised image of a face in an oval. The whole thing is flask-shaped. There was a screw on top of some kind but it is missing. Any help you can give me with this is greatly appreciated, thanks! Sincerely, Teresa T. Richmond VA

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From: antique glass bottles bottlesnfun

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 07/26/2006 3:26:38 PM

Dear Mr. John O'Dell, I have beeb collectin (digging) for these wonders for over 25 years, read all of your books and even purchased your last two editions on antique glass bottle. I found them the most informative out of all and have referring all my friends to start with your books, even got my public library to purchase them. My problem is that my husband recently passed and I had to move to a much smaller apt. and have no room for over 1,000 beauties of all colors and categories. I must now sell all or part, to pay for funeral, and would appreciate your advise on how and where is the best and fastest way to do this. I have found the dumping site of Dr. Kellogg, the cereal inventor, back when he had his wellness clinic in Battle Creek, MI. I even have some medicine bottles with "Kellogg's" embossed on bottom with pontil marks. I highly reguard your input, and would appreciate some advise. Please e-mail me at your earliest convenience. Thank you and keep up the excellent work.   --------------------------------- See the all-new, redesigned Yahoobottle. Check it out. Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 Dear Mr. John O'Dell, ; I have beeb collectin (digging) for these wonders for over 25 years, read all of your books and even purchased your last two editions on antique glass bottle. ; I found them the most informative out of all and have referring all my friends to start with your books, even got my public library to purchase them. ; My problem is that my husband recently passed and I had to move to a much smaller apt. and have no room for over 1,000 beauties of all colors and categories. ; I must now sell all or part, to pay for funeral, and would appreciate your advise on how and where is the best and fastest way to do this. ; I have found the dumping site of Dr. Kellogg, the cereal inventor, back when he had his wellness clinic in Battle Creek, MI. ; I even have some medicine bottles with "Kellogg's" embossed on bottom with pontil marks. ; I highly reguard your input, and would appreciate some advise. ; Please e-mail me at your earliest convenience. ; Thank you and keep up the excellent work

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From: Frank Palma .

Subject: Medicine Jar Question

Date: 07/26/2006 4:22:31 PM

Dear Digger, I am trying to do some research on some old medicine jars my husband has laying around. One of the jars has a "Jeanne Robinette of California, hand decorated original" on the bottom. I tried to look this up online and no such luck. The jar itself is a cream color with gold trim. The front of the round jar has a stamp that looks like a marine anchor with flowers around it. In the middle of this stamp is the word "Serpasil" and "Reserpine Ciba". I am thinking that these are Latin words for some kind of drug. The jar stands 5.5", tall with lid, and 3" wide. The lid of the jar has a few cracks. I would love to know where this came from, how old it is, and if there is any value? I attached a photo to the message. Maybe you can help me! Thank you so much, Melanie

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From: Thomas Juran

Subject: forgot the pic....

Date: 07/26/2006 4:39:22 PM

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From: Thomas Juran

Date: July 26, 2006 4:31:51 PM CDT  

Subject: Rochester Brewing New York Branch  As a kid I was given an antique beer bottle by my Uncle. It is from the Rochester Brewing Company, New York Branch. I was wondering if you could shed any light on it's value and age?  Thanks,  Curious in Wind Lake, Wisconsin  Tom Juran

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From: jvillerexcitebottle

Subject: Bottles

Date: 07/27/2006 8:21:34 AM

 To whom it may concern,I live in New Orleans and was cleaning underneath an investment property the other day and unearthed a veritable trove of old bottles. Can you help in referring on how to determine their value? Some are ordinary Dr. Pepper or Sprite but some are unusual and I wouldn't know where to begin in assessing their value, if any. FYI - I found you google-ing 'old quaker bottle,' as one of the bottles I found was an 'Old Quaker.'Thanks for any help or direction you may provide,Jean-Paul Villere504.818.6032

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From: Marlene Wiles .

Subject:

Date: 07/27/2006 4:35:06 PM

I have an amber coca cola bottle with the arrow, Cleveland, O. 7 oz cap. How much would it be worth?

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From: Stt317

Subject: Schenley's Aged Medicinal Whiskey

Date: 07/27/2006 4:58:20 PM

Dear Digger -- Am hoping you can help with a bottle of Schenley's Aged Medicinal Whiskey. It is a bottle in a metal canister-type container with a metal key to open the canister (like the old Spam cans). It is recommended by physicians and surgeons. One full pint bottled under U.S. Government supervision. There is a "window" cut out of the canister which displays the unopened, sealed bottle. Would love it know is age and, of course, approximate value. Thanks for any help. I haven't mastered the digital camera thing yet, but if you think it's worth it, I'll try to get some help emailing a pic.

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From: Sean Robinson & Suzi Amico RobinsonSeanSue

Subject: Anderson's Dermador bottle

Date: 07/27/2006 9:45:19 PM

Hello, I live in an 1850's farmhouse and recently dug up an Anderson's/Dermador pontil bottle in my flower bed. It is 4 1/4" tall, oval in shape and aqua in color. The side seam ends below the lip which I believe is rounded. The stopper (cork?) is still in it. There is a little scuff from the shovel and there are some air bubbles in the glass but it is in great condition. No cracks or chips. What is the age, history and value if any? We are hoping to come across an old garbage/privvy.......maybe we are getting warm? Thanx, Suzi

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From: Smiley, Cynthia

Subject: Quick ??

Date: 07/28/2006 10:34:22 AM

We found a bottle that says "Ten Penny May Pop" , have any idea what it was and/or worth? Also found a Mexican Mustang Lintement bottle and a Bennetts Creek Farm Dairy (Portsmouth, VA) bottle. Thanks Cindy

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From: shineonu

Subject:

Date: 07/28/2006 11:13:24 AM

 Hi Mr Lynch, I have a cat bottle-looks like cork stil on top and-on bottom says p. garnier enghien-france-I paid $ 17 any idea of the value. Thanks for your time. Sincerely, Gary Kleiner

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From: bevganzak

Subject: Wilkens family whiskey bottle

Date: 07/28/2006 3:44:30 PM

Digger, I have a clear whiskey bottle from the Wilkens family, the glass is embossed with raised signatures of the three Wilkens family members around the bottom of the bottle. On the sides are some sort of wheat that is raised as well. On the back of the bottle is also raised, an image of one of the wilken men with the image of buildings on either side of him. Over his head the script says: "Federal law prohibits sale or re-use of this bottle" On the bottom is raised as well with: D9, next line:67 then what looks like an anchor 40. Next line M 32 B 48 B. It has a cork stopper, but the top of the stopper is broken which looks like wood with one of the wilken men image on top. I appreciate any information you could give me regarding the possible value or age of this bottle. I've just started collecting bottles and this is my first find. Regards, Bev

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From: Carly Schuffler

Subject: vintage bottle

Date: 07/28/2006 11:08:44 PM

Are you the person searching for post-prohibition bottles embossed with "Federal Law forbids the sale or re-use of this bottle"? If so, I found one, and I'm no expert, but I think it's pretty interesting. The glass cork topper has a gentleman on it tipping his hat... the sides of the bottle have different people on the front and both sides, but I can't make out what they're doing. I just bought this bottle at a garage sale thinking it looked cool, and in doing a little research I came across what I believe to be your post. If that was not you, I apologize, but can you tell me anything about the bottle? I've attached some photos. Thanks, Carly Schuffler

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From: bottlesnfun

Subject: part 2 of bottle photos

Date: 07/29/2006 5:08:15 PM

I have a bottle log I'll be sending if you would like, that tells height, age, and oddities, which 90% do.

From: bottlesnfun

Subject: First set of photos

Date: 07/29/2006 4:48:32 PM

Dear Mr. O'Dell, Just learning this computer, and have failed many time to send you some photos. I'll send more if this works. Thank you for your time.   Nancy

From: bottlesnfun

Subject: part 4

Date: 07/29/2006 5:32:39 PM

let me know if you need more or better photos - I'll be buying my own camera next week, I have many more in storage that I'll get out next week. Remember, I try to collect the ones that have one or more bubbles, scars, whittle marks, or oddities. Thank you for your time, and have a great day.

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From: Billy Boss

Subject: GENERAL TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS AMETHYST BOTTLE

Date: 07/29/2006 5:08:11 PM

 Hello, i have a purple (amethyst) flask bottle with "general Taylor never surrenders" on the front of it. I found it in an old abandoned house along with a bunch of other old bottles to. I was wondering if you could help me out on what it's worth and what it's history is. Please!! Hit me back.. Thanks, jenn

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From: Bruce Perri

Subject: Gude's Pepto Mangan Bottle Info

Date: 07/29/2006 9:12:46 PM

I have a Gude's Pepto Mangan 11 oz bottle with label in good condition and residue in bottle, cap does remove. I also have a 10 oz Cystodyne bottle fair condition label is a bit dirty and there is some rust on bottle cap. Cap does remove. Could you please give me an estimate value and time period for the bottle's? With best wishes, I am Bruce Perri

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From: Brian Husband

Subject: glass U.S. Navy? hip flask Remember the Maine

Date: 07/29/2006 10:08:34 PM

Hi, I have a glass hip flask that has a picture of a US naval officer on it along with the words "REMEMBER THE MAINE". The flask has U.S. embossed on the rear side of the flask. It has a metal screw on lid and 2 metal rings in indents on either side to hold a string I imagine. The flask body is approx 4 1/2" in diameter and stands 5" from top of screw cap to base. The threaded part of the flask has a grounded off top. I have no information on when the flask was made or how it was aquired. I have attached 3 pictures for reference. Have you any idea when this was made and what it could be worth? Thanks very much for your assistance, Brian Husband

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From: Merrywuzhere

Subject: rome ga coca cola bottle

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

I am trying to date a Clear glass coca cola bottle, it is embossed with the word 'Rome' on one side and 'Georgia' on the other side. A raised circle with the letters 'SFB' in the center of the bottle and near the bottom it says 'Property of Coca Cola Bottling Co', On the bottom of the bottle it says 'CBC,CO' and the number 12. Any ideas? Thanks much!

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From: Woomerlp

Subject: Re: Gettysburg water bottle

Date: 07/29/2006 8:07:48 PM

Hi Digger, I was just looking at your question and answer and thought I'd pass my question along to you! I have a dark green (almost black) water with embossed lettering GETTYSBURG KATALYSINE WATER on it! It has lots of bubbles in the glass and is in perfect condition! Can you tell me what it is worth?   Thanks, Nancy

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From: Wandels

Subject: Help

Date: 07/30/2006 10:54:50 AM

Hello, Great site. I was wondering if you have any idea about this German bottle? I tried looking it up but I can't find anything. Thanks for any help

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From: lynn harrison

Subject: Chianti bottle

Date: 07/30/2006 11:40:15 AM

I have a chianti bottle - it is clear green glass, vintage 1970, labeled product of Italia - shaped like a bunch of grapes. I have never been able to find any info on the internet about it. Are you familiar with it? Thanks for your time. Lynn Harrison  --------------------------------- Yahoo! Music Unlimited - Access over 1 million songs.Try it free. I have a chianti bottle - it is clear green glass, vintage 1970, labeled product of Italia - shaped like a bunch of grapes. ; ; I have never been able to find any info on the internet about it. ; Are you familiar with it? ; Thanks for your time. ; Lynn Harrison

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From: Sylbie Yon

Subject: bottle

Date: 07/30/2006 12:17:29 PM

Hi, Digger. Just found your website and wanted to know if you could tell me about a small jar I found. Perhaps just a little bigger than a baby food jar - clear glass with a compartment inside made of glass. It's as if the bottle was divided with about 1/4 of the space allocated to this "pocket".The pocket is near the top and just on one side of the jar. No one I know has ever seen a jar like this. What could it have been used for? Thank you so much for enlightening me. Sylbie Yon

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From: ClaytonMyrick

Subject: pottery wine bottle

Date: 07/30/2006 8:36:09 AM

Dear Digger: I recently bought a bottle from a flea market and would like to know more about it.......It is a bottle of Vino Santo white wine made into a jug resembling an old man with a pipe in his mouth. The label says Casa Vento, Vino Santo white wine, produced and bottled in Italy by Duca D'ASTI, sole USA Agents Vento Wine Import/inc. Cleveland Ohio. The bottom of the bottle says Made in Italy, collectors item, Vento wine, Cleveland Ohio. The bottle is about 10 inches in height. The bottle is made of pottery! Any idea's on how I could find out more information on this find? Thanks for your help Nicole

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From: DJames4830 ,

Subject: bottles that survived Hurricane Katrina

Date: 07/30/2006 1:37:52 PM

Hi Digger, These and other bottles survived Hurrican Katrina when it hit Bay St. Louis, Mississippi last year. My mother collected bottles for many years, and I am trying to research information on some of the ones we salvaged. They floated when the water rose, so we have many that were not destroyed. I wish we could say as much for her beautiful home which we stayed in for four days without food or water. Can you please help with the pictures of these two and the description of a cobalt blue bottle? The fish bottle is 9 3/4" tall . It is in excellent condition, and appears to have a diamond shape on the bottom with an I in the middle of the diamond. Is it a W.H. Ware or a replica? Now, for the bottle that I cannot find any information on.... The bottle with the leg on it is 9" tall, the leg is raised and above the leg is embossed MARQUE DEPOSEE. (I have washed it since the picture was taken, so it is now easier to see the embossment.) And the third bottle that I do not have a clear picture of.....a 7" cobalt blue bottle, rectangular shaped, what appears to be like a seam +--+--+--+--+ on the back, on one side is embossed N.Y. MEDICAL, and the other side is embossed UNIVERSITY, BUT the S is inverted. (an error on the embossment), and it has bubbles in the glass. Could you please tell me about these bottles? I'm interested in their history and if they are of value. Many thanks for providing such a wonderful service! Dale James

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From: Anthony LaBelle

Subject: Antique Bottle H H HAY CO.

Date: 07/30/2006 8:24:00 PM

Hello Digger I found an old bottle in a excavation goin on on my property with the folowing markings "H. H. Hay CO. SELLING ACTS. The bottom has a large LF in the center and is also marked WOOD L. F. AT Do you have any info? Thanks A R LaBelle

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From: Shirlmcp

Subject: Pusser's Rum Decanter

Date: 07/31/2006 10:43:47 AM

Hello, Digger. I'm hoping to find out the date a certain decanter was distributed. It's a Pusser's "Admiral Lord Nelson" ships decanter with "imported by James Catto, Co., Inc., New York, NY" on its side. The bottle stamp (a strip of paper with Bureau of ATF on it) across the top stopper gives a stamp that says: NY-I-491. I'm imagining that's a batch or shipment number or...? which might help with a date it was imported. I tried finding Catto in NY but can't. Thanks so much for your attention and any contacts you could give me to find out. Shirl

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From: Richard Galgano RDGALGANOainbow-

Subject: races indian

Date: 07/31/2006 4:26:00 PM

Hi Digger, I have a bottle that I was wondering if you might know about. It is aqua w/ tooled lip and reads (on paneled sides) Race's Indian Blood Renevator......It doe's have a 1 ½ inch crack in the shoulder though, and is around 8" or so tall. Is it of any value? Thanks, Richard

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From: Krkrelly

Subject: amber lockport arglin oil

Date: 07/31/2006 3:35:32 PM

HERE ARE A COUPLE OF PICTURES-------KELLSGLASS---

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From: JAMES M STIPE

Subject: Old Bottle

Date: 07/31/2006 7:53:40 PM

Hello Digger Just wondering if you can help identify a bottle for me, I doubt it has any value, but it is interesting none the less...it is clear, stands about 5" tall, and is about 1/2" wide, it is embossed with "WITSELL BROTHERS MEMPHIS, TENN. I found it at an old homestead, with the bottle neck poking up out of the ground...I wiggled it free, and came up with a nice bottle....not broken at all....it appears to have had a cork top at one time as there are no threads for a screw on lid. Any ideas?? Thanks, Christine, Mena, AR Hello Digger  ;  Just wondering if you can help identify a bottle for me, I doubt it has any value, but it is interesting none the less...it is clear, stands about 5" tall, and is about 1/2" wide, it is embossed with "WITSELL BROTHERS ; MEMPHIS, TENN. ; ; I found it at an old homestead, with the bottle neck poking up out of the ground...I wiggled it free, and came up with a nice bottle....not broken at all....it appears to have had a cork top at one time as there are no threads for a screw on lid.  ;  Any ideas?? ; Thanks, ; Christine, Mena, AR

 

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