July 2003 Questions

Digger Odell Publications 2003

From: Ron ironman

To: Digger

Subject: Dr. Pepper

Date: 02-07-2003

 Digger. What do the numbers on the Dr. Pepper bottle mean? Thanks Ron Ferro

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I had always heard that it was good to drink at those times. Digger

 

From: wlbabich

To: Digger

Subject: 1886-1917 St. Pierre Smirnoff Fls One Pint

Date: 01-07-2003

 1) embossed with the following: a) letters: FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE b) graphic: two lobed crown joined with a circle at the top with award logos above four dates: 1917, 1886, 1882, 1896 c) letters on ribbon across crown below dates and logo: PURVETORST TWEIMMAI RUSSIA COURI 1886-1917 d) script letters below ribbon: Ste Pierre Smirnoff Fls (backwards 'F') e) letters arranged like a smile below crown: STE PIERRE SMIRNOFF FLS ( 'F' IS NOT DYSLEXIC) ONE PINT f) letters on the bottom of the bottle: R-105 37 61 ( logo: backwards and upside down 'L,' T with hook and branches to the end of _ on upside down els, upside down 'L' ) 5 4086 2) eight inches high 3) one turn screw bottle lip with seams along the full length of the sides seams are missing on the bottom of the bottle 4) typical pint alcohol bottle shape 5) clear glass bottle 6) no label but very good condition with extra glass alng the screw line at the top 7) history of area: 1700's stage coach stop with a bar in the middle of the desert Our neighbor collected bottles and sold them. I found one when I was talking my walk and I am curious what this is all about. Could you please tell me about this bottle, age, rarity, value and history. I may start digging myself. the first web site I visited in researching this bottle pertained to a patent law suit going on regarding the name and logo of SMIRNOFF. Consideration is appreciated. Thank-you for your time. Bill and Nona Babich

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From: blue4

To: Digger

Subject: hello

Date: 02-07-2003

 Could you tell me the value of a pepsi bottle. The date 6 58 28oz and 7 59 one as duraglas on it. THANKS....

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From: snappies  

To: Digger

Subject: hires root beer mug

Date: 02-07-2003

 Good Afternoon, Just discovered you on the web. Thank you for your forum. I was left some root beer mugs that stand 12 inches tall and lovely shape of a open top hour glass. They are between a sand or light beige ceramic. The handle is just below the lip and near the base bottom and has a good weight and feel when holding. On the bottom is written, "use as container except for Hires is illegal." This is in the same black coloring as the Hires out line on the face of the mug. Remember being told they were covered with a round wax type cardboard to keep the root beer inside of the mug. Any ideas how old, when made, should I insure them? Thanks in advance. Snappy snappies2210  

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From: Karen Saunders

To: Digger

Subject: Bain's

Date: 03-07-2003

 Morning, I have a Bain's Bottle it says - Bain's Bottling Works Ginger Ale & Soda Waters 1962...Could you tell me anything about the maker or where it was made & the worth ? I greatly appreciate your time. Thanks, Karen Creech

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From: DSeg7

To: Digger

Subject: Vento Wine collector's item

Date: 03-07-2003

 Any info on these bottels would be very helpful, Wine is intact!

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From: Sharon Gillespie

To: Digger

Subject: Question

Date: 03-07-2003

 I have been doing some research and came across a 1918 map of Athens, Georgia that shows "Empire Beverage Company soft Drinks" on Foundry Street. I have learned that this was not the mail Budwine factory. Do you know what it could have been? I know the map is correct, as it is the Sandborn Fire Insurance map. Thanks! Sharon

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From: Gramwelker

To: Digger

Subject: Clover's imperial medicine

Date: 03-07-2003

 I found this bottle at a garage sale, and wondered if it is worth collecting or selling. It has Clover's Imperial Medicine embossed on one side, New York on the other, on the one side it has H.Clay Clover embossed. On the bottom it has a # 26 and a triangle with a WT in it. Thanks for your help. Gramwelker

 

H. Clay Glover (not Clover) had a whole series of veterinary medicines.  the Imperial Mange Remedy was the best seller.  Many of the others are scarce or some are even rare.  The bottle above is his Blood Purifier. Digger

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From: Ricky bowman

To: Digger

Subject: The widemouth telephone jar

Date: 04-07-2003

 Hi, Do you know anything about the "The widemouth Telephone Jar" Aqua in color. Thanks, Janice

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From: Pat Parker patparker

To: Digger

Subject: Black Glass

Date: 04-07-2003

 Hi Digger, I have a old bottle made out of black glass with the words Croydon Dines & Williamson Richmond printed on it in raised lettering. It also has a rolled lip. Do you have any idea what this bottle may be? Thanks Pat

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From: Delbertmiracle

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 05-07-2003

 We found an old jar looks like a baby food jar, but I don't think it is. on the front of the bottle it has the words chesebrough manfg.co.cd. New - York I was wondering what the bottle may have contained or at lease some information about the bottle. I also have another bottle that has Dodson"s on one side of the bottle and liver- tone on the other side of the bottle could you send me some infor on that one too.  thank you very much

Chesebrough Manufacturing Company made Vaseline not baby food but I can see how you would think so.  Digger

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From: chanmoco1

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 05-07-2003

 Hi. When re-doing the cabinets in my 1908 house I found a device like an unpointy ice pick (round wooden handle about 3 inches long with metal rod in good condition about length and thickness of ice pick but not sharp on end. There is a small hook coming out of handle at same point as metal rod. I think it might be a bottle opener of some kind. It says Chero-cola along with some slogans on the handle. The handle is mildly darkened. Unfortunately, I am a bit of a packrat and it has vanished back into my numerous tools and spare parts, or I would send you a picture. The writing, which is red, is pretty legible. I just stumbled on your (very cool!) site which made me remember it. Thought I would inquire about its value before I spent a couple of hours looking for it. Thank you.

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From: Monica calahan

To: Digger

Subject: worth

Date: 05-07-2003

 What are 1965 6oz. Coke bottles worth?

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From: Glen Fry miner_

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 06-07-2003

 I would like to know how much of a bottle of Bourbon Red Wine dated 1943 ..Green label on top still unopened ....Label writing (Bodega Bin Wine) ... 3 Crowns on top of label ... Around side of bottle (This bottle always remains the property of City Bottle Co PTY LTD Sydney) .. Bottom of bottle been stamp (CBC 471 2)...Contents of Bourbon Red Wine still remains in the bottle. Thank you Glen

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From: CLAUDIA A MYATT

To: Digger

Subject: Glen Spey Blue Bell Decanter

Date: 06-07-2003

 Hi Digger, Hope you can help. I acquired this Spey Royal Decanter from my grandfather who passed away. It is approximately 16" tall with a wind-up Scottish dancer in the bottom. The labels are faded and slightly torn. The dancer works great but the bottle is empty. Glen Spey Ltd, Clermout Ky, 86 proof 4/5 Quart title Blue Bell of Scotland. Can you tell me the value? Thank you Claudia

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From: Tylerstyping

To: Digger

Subject: seagrams vo

Date: 06-07-2003

 dear digger i have a bottle of Seagram's vo that is dated 1969 and is unopened with the seal intact as the whisky is aged 6 years it would make this whisky 40 years old do you have an idea on the worth or know of a place to find out thank you

 

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From: Rosiesange

To: Digger

Subject: normal rockwell decanters

Date: 06-07-2003

 Hi, I have three different whiskey decanters. All three are from the Kentucky Bourbon distillery in Louisville. They are around 12 inches tall and 6 inches wide. Each have a Norman Rockwell painting on the front. One painting is the April fools, the other is Clowns, and one other. They have different dates one from 1959 and so on. Each are trimmed on the edges in 23kt gold. Do you have any ideas at all on where I could find some information? I've searched and have found nothing. I'd love to know their worth and the quality. Thanks Amanda

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From: Gregg Allison  

To: Digger

Subject: hi

Date: 06-07-2003

 I have a "Park & Tilford Kentucky Bred"'Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey'86 proof musical bottle. And I have the original Non-musical bottle that has a signature on the label. I would be very thankful for any information on the pricings of these bottles. Unfortunately i don't have any pics.

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From: Mike mmaff

To: Digger

Subject: Gibsons

Date: 06-07-2003

 I recently found a bottle of Gibsons Pure Rye Whiskey in my Grandfathers attic. It was still sealed in a box that said it was for medicinal purposes only , and was made under supervision of the U.S. Government.The box is in good shape and bottle is full and sealed, I did not want to open the box for fear of ripping it.If you have any information it would be greatly appreciated. I am guessing it was during prohibition. Thank You Mike Maffia

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From: AnnaBrown

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 07-07-2003

 The following note was posted on your site in 2002. I found it via Google search. I also have the Doctor Travis's Herbal Bitters bottle. I was curious if anything was ever found out about it? It is a blown glass bottle, and if it worked, a REAL MIRACLE cureall. (smile) anna Hello, I am Leona and my nephew recently found a coca cola bottle of green color and dated 1925.It has an Indian head embossed on it on one side and the word, Casco encircled embossed on the other. Near the top are the words,, Coca-cola bottling works. Under the embossed Indian head it says,, bottle pat’d. Dec.29, 1925. The bottle stands at 7 and ¾ high. The bottom of the bottle has Portland , Me. embossed on it. Is there anything you can tell me of this bottle? I found your address poking around on the internet and would appreciate any info. you can forward to me. Thank you in advance. five and 3/4 inches emerald or olive green, somewhat in between. shaped like and upside down ice cream cone. eight like lines in the middle of bottle vertically going around it. the top is really hard to explain because its like a blob that has been stretched. the seem stops on an angle a 1/4 of an inch from the stretch. it is embossed Doctor Travis's herb bitters water of life on one side and other is guaranteed to cure gout consumption,dysentry,ankylosis. on the bottom embossed Buckshutem, N. J. and the J is backwards. please help i have been researching on the internet and can't find in any of my bottle books. Is this a reproduction or the real McCoy and what company made it and is it worth any thing. it is really unique looking. I love it! thanks for any time and effort you could spare i love your site bonnie Myers mbb1

Real Clevenger reproduction.  Digger

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From: Tina LeBlanc tina

To: Digger

Subject: question

Date: 07-07-2003

 Hi, I have a glass half gallon of Seagams V.O. Canadian Whisky. It is 86.6 proof and the sticker has on it 1964. I would like to know if it is worth any thing or is it fit to drink. Thank you Tina

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From: RogerBoschetti

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 07-07-2003

 I have a Rocky Marciano Decanter full of Bourbon. I bought it when they first came out. Can you please tell me how much is worth now? I thank you in advance . Sincerely Roger Boschetti

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From: Betty C. Buschette

To: Digger

Subject: Need Help to I.D.

Date: 07-07-2003

 Hi there, I have two blue, violin shaped bottles. The larger one is 10 inches high, the neck being about 3 & 1/2" long. the glass 'strings', the vents on either side of the strings are sunken into the glass. On the upper back of the bottle is an arching strip 3/4" by 3" with 5 musical notes, a '&' and a 'sharp'. All edges are smooth and rounded and has a small 1/8 rounded lip on the top of the neck. The small one is about 6 & 1/4" high. The front looks the same as the large one but has no musical part on the back. On the top of the neck, there is a 3/8ths" lip. The edges of the bottle seem sharper where the 'violin' indents on the sides, as well as the lip of the neck. The next problem I have is an OLD appearing printer's box. Inside the box it has an identifying page saying: " SELF SIGN PAINTING COMPANY " Chicago, Illinois - U.S.A. There are three bottles inside it. One is 2" high and 1 & 1/4" wide at the base. It has some green powder inside it as well as a cork. The second one is the same size with golden glitter of some sort as well as a cork. The third one is long & thin... a little over 3 & 3/4 " high and the base is 7/8ths" wide filled with a gold colored fine powder as well as a cork. The body of the bottle is an octagon in shape. I sure hope you can help me. I'm really curious about the printing set. It seems to be fairly well intact... there's also a little tin with red powder in it. Thank you for your time & assistance in this adventure... I will be anxiously awaiting any reply you can come up with! :o) I'm so excited!!!!! Best Regards, Betty Buschette

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From: azadwolf

To: Digger

Subject: Dali Osborn original : jay asking?

Date: 07-07-2003

 Hello jako, I stumbled over your helpful site, and thought Id give it a try!! If you cant answer, I don't think anyone else could..... I have a few original Salvador Dali Osborn Brandy bottles, and would now like to know how much I can get for them on the open market..... Soon to marry, and like to convert a few goods into money.... Thank you for helping me, Jay

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From: HILTON

To: Digger

Subject: chickencock rye whiskey

Date: 08-07-2003

 I have an old Chicjencock rye whiskey, it is inside a metal container and has a print of a rooster at the front and the factory at the back. It's still sealed. Will like to know if you happended to have any information about this bottles thanks

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From: Debra Warren

To: Digger

Subject: question

Date: 08-07-2003

 Dear Mr. Digger I found a bottle years ago and cant seem to find it anywhere. Its Amythest color and it reads Ball & Claw Bitters Worlds Best Remedy St.Louis & Indianapolis, The bottom is embossed Wheapon NJ. Its a beautiful bottle of a claw and ball and would love to know something, any help would be appreciated,, Thanks, Debra

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Digger, I am trying to find some info on a bottle a friend has. It is a "BOLS" decanter. It contained four liquers, there are only two of the labels left on it, one is "Creme De Mandarines", the other is "Curacao Triple Sec." On the bottom of the bottle it has "Made in France" and "Amsterdam", along with something else I cant make out. If you can help me i would appreciate it. kr If you need a picture let me know.  

You will find many pictures of the bottle in other months.  Digger

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From: Carol S. Montross  

To: Digger

Subject: Liquore Galliano

Date: 09-07-2003

 Hi: I have two never-opened tall bottles of Liquore Galliano made and bottled by Distillerie Ruinite di Liquori Solaro (Italy) the tax stamps are intact and one has a date (looks like a date) of 2-1-40. Trying to find out if anyone is interested in these could they be worth something? Thanks

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From: Luther Duffie

To: Digger

Subject: WHATS IT WORTH IF ANYTHING

Date: 09-07-2003

 Dear Digger, I found a this bottle in Lake Murray in South Carolina. The lake is 20' down for work on the dam. It is a brown glass bottle. It is about 7.5" tall and about 2" dia.it has written on it the word "CERTO". Under the words in smaller text is "REC.U.S.PAT.OFF." On the other side is a 3.5"x2.5" rectangle inset 1/8". In this area is written upsidedown "FOR 1/2 BOTTLE POUR TO HERE" with a line and arrows pointing to the line. On the bottom is written "11 MADE IN USA 6 47". I say written, but all the words are formed into the glass. I'm curious to know what it was manufactured for and what year (1947?) Does it have any value? My 8 year old son wanted to have it, but I thought I would try to find out about it before he uses it to shoot bottle rockets out of. If you would like to see it, I'll get a digital pic of it to you. Thanks for your help. Sincerely, Luther Duffie Hm) 803-356-6986 w) 803-216-8777 My e-mail address is lduffie10powereng

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From: Ron Jones

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 09-07-2003

 A freind of mine found a small bottle it has Thomas Edison on the front of it . it reminds me of a old shampoo bottle about the same size any way do you know anything about the Thomas Edison company an what the bottle is worth or what was in the bottle thanks Ron Jones grizz

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To: Luther Duffie

Subject: Re: WHATS IT WORTH IF ANYTHING Certo was used for making Jams and Jellies common with little or no value ($1) Digger

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From: "Luther Duffie"

To: Digger Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2003

 6:20 PM

Subject: WHATS IT WORTH IF ANYTHING Dear Digger, I found a this bottle in Lake Murray in South Carolina. The lake is 20' down for work on the dam. It is a brown glass bottle. It is about 7.5" tall and about 2" dia.it has written on it the word "CERTO". Under the words in smaller text is "REC.U.S.PAT.OFF." On the other side is a 3.5"x2.5" rectangle inset 1/8". In this area is written upsidedown "FOR 1/2 BOTTLE POUR TO HERE" with a line and arrows pointing to the line. On the bottom is written "11 MADE IN USA 6 47". I say written, but all the words are formed into the glass. I'm curious to know what it was manufactured for and what year (1947?) Does it have any value? My 8 year old son wanted to have it, but I thought I would try to find out about it before he uses it to shoot bottle rockets out of. If you would like to see it, I'll get a digital pic of it to you. Thanks for your help. Sincerely, Luther Duffie

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From: ILC821

To: Digger

Subject: history

Date: 10-07-2003

 i have a dark green bottle it has broadwat dry trademark ginger ale embossed on the top half and the nyc skyline embossed on the bottom half on the bottom edge are 521E root 31 can you give me any info thanks

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From: MartaChanez

To: Digger

Subject: Beam's Choice

Date: 10-07-2003

 My dad was a liqueur collector. He left his collection with me when he died in 1994. Most of his bottles have been opened and at least partially used. What is the best way for me to find out if any of the bottles are worth a monetary value? I would like to save his best ones and get rid of the rest because I don't have the space to keep them anymore. Your help is greatly apprecaited. The most interesting ones are: Beam's Choice, 4/5 quart, Mardi Gras, Lauging Cavalier, Self Portrait, and Aristide Bruant. An unopened bottle of Anis with crystal in the bottom and a plant inside. The label reads: Agustin Bofill Badalona Baik Wha Ginseng Liquer produced by the Korean government Blackforest Golden Plum Brandy Mirabell Alfred Schladerer 1971 Williams with pear Termento Italy 750 ml Sambuca di Galliano 23/32 quart tall/tapered bottle, blue label. Bavarian Monastery Gold 86 proof 750 ml (25.4 fl. oz.) white bottle with painted Bavarian dancers Tiffin Tea Liqueur - 25.4 fl. oz. Ross importers, inc. tea-kettle style white with plue flowers emperor at top. Sincerely, Marta Chanez

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From: Dick Mulliniks

To: Digger

Subject: Rare Antique - George Washington Figure

Date: 10-07-2003

 Jack, I purchased the latest Digger Odell's collector magazine and didnt come close to what I have. The only reference I have found was a question in Feb of 2003

 describing what I have. The bottle is of George Washington, looks like porcelain with gold base. Description: Rare Antique American Patriot Series Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 10 years old Frankfort Distillers, Louisville KY The bottle has the seal unbroken. I have had it for at least 30 years and is in good condition. I would like to find any information about this item. Any help would be appreciated, as I have only seen one reference "Feb question from Mark" to the item in many search engines. Thank you in advance --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

From: Ann DeCoteau

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 10-07-2003

 Can you tell me if these bottles have any significant value .. They have A CLAY MARBLE INSIDE THAT STOPS THE FLOW WHEN TURNED UPSIDE DOWN. THEY ARE MARKED VICTORY ON ONE SIDE AND JUST THE LETTER V ON THE OTHER SIDE. Do you no anything about these? thank you Louanne

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From: Bob and Pamela

To: Digger

Subject: Phoenix portal...

Date: 12-07-2003

 Mr. Odell, I found this bottle over 15 years ago, sticking out of the ground at a cattle ranch somewhere near Merkle, Texas. The total height of the bottle is a little under 8-1/2 inches. The width is 2-3/4 inches. The depth is just under 1-1/2 inches. It looks like it has double glass. The edges of the bottle are flat, but inside it looks curved. At the base of neck it has a raised ring, then goes up about a little over 1-3/4 inches, where there is another raised ring and then the very top. It is opaque in color and on the front, vertically, in capital letters, DR. MILES, then skips a few spaces and then says MILES LABORATORIES, INC. The R in DR. is a smaller capital letter. At some time or other it had a stopper that went with it, but not when I found it. I can not find a date or anything else on the bottle. Can you tell me anything about it? Pamela Spinks

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From: Linda M. Perry

To: Digger

Subject: pottery flask

Date: 12-07-2003

 I'm attaching two views of a flask that after much research I cannot identify as to origin, date or value. (If you cannot open the attached files, you can see the flasks at  I bought it in a consignment antique mall in St. Augustine, Florida, about five years ago. The owner knew nothing about it except the vendor said he found it in the Boston area. I just like its heart-shaped design and crude markings. The front view shows a design imbedded on the neck. The side view reveals a crude face with open mouth on each side. The eyes (which are not parallel on either face) are holes, causing me to speculate that it may have been a saddle flask. I have inserted a small object (paper clip) to only a depth of about a half-inch, so I can't prove the eyes once held attachments of some kind. A close examination with a magnifying glass reveals remnants of black glaze. The color of the flask is primarily rusty, reddish brown and green. It stands at just under 9 inches tall. Its width is about 7 inches from the front and about 3-1/2 inches from the side. It was apparently buried. Dirt still encrusts the opening and can be seen (hardened) inside. The lip is about 1-7/8 inches in diameter. The opening narrows from 1-1/8 inch at the lip to about a half-inch in the neck. What do you think? Thank you for your help, Linda Perry Gainesville, Florida

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From: Nomiking

To: Digger

Subject: MAR 3 25

Date: 12-07-2003

 Found a clear 9 oz nehi bottle 91/4 in high 1inch from bottom it says nehi bottlingco.madisonville,ky middle of bottle has nehi and says reg. U.s. pat. Off. And minimum contents bottom says design pat d mar.3,25 has a rope like design running up and down bottle. I would like to know the age, rarity, value and history please. My name is william emerson and i live in nebo.. Thank you.

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From: Jonesra123

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 12-07-2003

 Hi Digger, I purchased a Master Ink Bottle today and was wondering if you may be able to give me some info on it as the label is missing. It is a clear color, approx 9 1/2" without the cap, on the bottom it has the diamond glass company symbol, as well as the number 6 or 9, not sure which one. It is about 1/4 full of original ink as well. I am enclosing a picture of the bottle. I would apreciate any info you can give me as well as an estimate of what it may me worth. Thanking you in advance Dale

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From: REDNLS

To: Digger

Subject: Whiskey question?

Date: 13-07-2003

 I have a bottle of unopened "Old Ezra 15 Year Old Sippin Whiskey 101 Proof " still in a wooden crate . Does it have any value?

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From: REDNLS

To: Digger

Subject: better description

Date: 13-07-2003

 I have a bottle of unopened "Old Ezra 15 Year Old Sippin Whiskey 101 Proof " still in a wooden crate . Does it have any value?

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From: wacoast guy

To: Digger

Subject: Hemaboloids box

Date: 13-07-2003

 Hey Digger, First of all I have to tell you that I love your website! I have been a digger since a young child (I am now in my early 40s). I recently found this old wooden hemaboloids box in a shed and was wondering if it is rare or worth anything. I saw on your site that somebody found a bottle for hemaboloids made by the exact same company. You said you found a listing for the bottle in a 1913 Druggist Circular, and that hemaboloid was obviously some sort of blood medicine. The box measures 8 1/2" tall, 12 1/2" wide, and 9 1/2" front to back. The box says: 1 doz, 12 oz, Hemaboloids, Arseniated with Strychnia, The Palisade M'F'G Co., Yonkers, N.Y. I am attaching a couple pics of the box. Thanks. Chris

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From: Curt Miller curt.

To: Digger

Subject: Mistol and LYRIC

Date: 14-07-2003

 Hi Digger, My daughter-in-law is a pharmacist and she has begun collecting old medicine bottles. When we find anything for her, we usually try to do some research and then attach a tag to describe the medicine it once housed, when it was available, etc. I found two bottles at a flea market ($1.50 each) that I want to give her and I would like to provide some information about what was in them. Both are clear glass. One is 3 inches tall and contained some kind of drops (perhaps, ear drops) and the word Mistol on the front; it has an aluminum screw-on cap with a dropper in it. The dropper in the bottle is made of glass, too. A rubber "squeezer" protrudes through the cap. I'm guessing this one is from the late forties, early fifties. The second bottle is 3 5/8 inches tall, indicates 3 cc on the lower front with markings that look like centimeter measurements running down the front left (into the 3) and right (into the cc) and near the sides. The original cork was still in it, although broken off, and there were traces of a brown syrupy residue. The bottom of the bottle has the name LYRIC with a diamond pattern above it. Appreciate any help you can provide with these? Thanks. Harry

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From: Swalleye3

To: Digger

Subject: HPIM0050.JPG

Date: 14-07-2003

 I was wondering if you could tell me anything about this bottle. It has never been opened. Thank you Jim

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From: Ralph1917

To: Digger

Subject: HAIG&HAIG DIMPLES

Date: 14-07-2003

 Dear digger, have bottle dimples never opened original metal net and labels intact, about 50yrs old. Makings on bottom a660 r 10 haig's ugb. Can you let me know value and where can i sell it. Thank you so much. Am 86 yrs old and need your expertise. Ralph1917

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From: Nina Duval

To: Digger

Subject: Wondering if you can help...

Date: 14-07-2003

 I have several old bottles my mother-in-law had given me and one in particular has me stumped. It's roughly 5" in length, clear glass with the words "Dr. Hubbard's Vegetable Disinfectant Deodorizer & Germicide Nashua N.H. U.S.A." embossed vertically down its face. The neck is roughly 1" long with a banded mouth about 1/4" long with a ring beneath it. There are seams going up both sides which reach all the way up the mouth. On the bottom, there is an oval stamp (slightly crooked alignment) with the number "1" embossed. Just curious as the the rough age and value of this bottle. Thanks very much... Nina Duval

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From: Susan Glover

To: Digger

Subject: flask

Date: 14-07-2003

 digger, I recently found a flask that resembles some of the older pumpkinseed flasks I have seen, the bottle is a light honey amber and has a raccoon on one side with an ear of corn, the other side reads raccoon (underlined ) little rogues can easily become great ones, I have looked all over and nobody can tell me anything about it, it has the initials cj under the raccoon, a sheared lip and some seed bubbles, it feels like other old bottles but I am not sure, can ya help me. thanks, john glover

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From: Angelssinu

To: Digger

Subject: help

Date: 14-07-2003

 can you help me with these two bottles I found them wile coin hunting in Tampa a few years ago can you help with approximate age and value Thank you Angelssinu

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From: Adam Feinstein

To: Digger

Subject: how old is it?

Date: 15-07-2003

 I found a bottle in the St. Lawrence Waterway in New York. Bottom says Peter Forsyth and Compandy, Glascow Scotland. I t is green and the cap to the bottle is a separate mold. Diameter is about 3 inches and is 7.5 inches or so tall. Do you know how old it is or any more info. Thanks A Feiny, MI

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From: James L Meyer

To: Digger

Subject: Red Horse Curacoa

Date: 17-07-2003

 Dear Sir, I have a bottle in wonderful condition that I can not find any information in. The size and shape is comparable to a propane tank for a portable grill. It has a cork in the top and a red neck. The neck is about 1/2" long. In raised lettering is "Bischoff". At the top of the bottle there is a small round label with "Bielzoff" diagonally printed. The bottle then has an indentation and below that another label. It's a silhouette in red of a man on a horse trimmed in silver. Above that is printed "Red Horse" and right below the man and horse "Curacoa" is printed in a curved banner. Below that it says "60 Proof" "4/5 of one quart" and also "Prepared and bottled by D.J. Bielzoff Products Co., Chicago. On the back is a label with printing inside a "scroll" type frame that says: "May we Suggest- This liqueur has a most distinctive flavor which has been known to ancients these many years. Sipping it slowly from a cordial glass loosens the gates of interesting conversation. A few dashes may be added to any cocktail to give it zest." On the left side of the front label is a sticker in the shape of Indiana that says: "State of Indiana Excise tax Paid 20(cents sign) 1/5 GALLON SPIRITOUS BEVERAGES Excise administrator" The bottle is made out of "crock" or stoneware and the color is either black or dark brown. I'm not sure of it's value but it's a pretty cool looking bottle. Any info you can give me at all would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Michelle Meyer

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From: Ron Wacker rwacker

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 19-07-2003

 digger, I was walking through the woods near where I fish, and came across a few bottles. One is Dr. Jas C. Kerr's System Renovator - Akron,OH and I can't seem to find any good solid information about his "cure all" medicine. I read something about bad blood? Just really curious thanx, mike

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From: edward tunis

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 19-07-2003

 Hello

 ---I'm interested possible in building a bottle machine to clean the few milk bottle that I have been collecting. can you give me an idea of what it would cost to build a tumbler with your plans? Thanks Bud Tunis btunis10  

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From: Jared Rinetti

To: Digger

Subject: 1776 Seagram-Tiffany

Date: 20-07-2003

 Hello, We have came across several old, original, and un-opened decanters. Some, are collections or a part of a series. Automobiles, Bing Crosby Pebble Beach , to name a few. There are two bottles that we are trying to get an idea on their worth. "1776 Premium American Whiskey 4/5 Quart A Blend 80 Proof In the Tiffany Decanter" all original labels, never been opened, inscription on the bottom , approx. 12in, leaded crystal ? Mold goes under the lip. The metallic label which is inscribed circles the bottle. Excellent condition "Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey 90 Proof 1.75 liters Jack Daniels" Lynchburg Tenn. Bottom inscription 1901 Jack Daniels. Liquor floats into top and funnels in when turned right-side up. Can you advise?

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From: peyton freeman

To: Digger

Subject: KREML HAIR TONIC

Date: 20-07-2003

 I am attempting to find a bottle of Kreml Hair Tonic, the real 1930 or 1940 bottle. Any tips on where to look? Thanks for any help. Peyton

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From:

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 20-07-2003

 Hello Digger, My name is Ron Proulx and I have recently acquired 29" tall, glass, Schenley Reserve "Pre-War" whiskey bottle with a date on the label of Jan 1945. I have attached some photos ( rather poor ). I was hoping you could tell me an approximate value. Thanks. Ron Proulx

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From: DentlySista

To: Digger

Subject: Old Mr. Boston

Date: 20-07-2003

 Hi! I found an "Old Mr. Boston" bottle a couple days ago on the Columbia River in Washington. It is clear and is about nine inches tall with a guy on the front and it looks as if it is a bell house on the back. On the bottom it says R174 12-7. I was wondering if you knew anything about this and if it is worth anything. Thanks, Ashley

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From: DentlySista

To: Digger

Subject: Old Mr. Boston

Date: 20-07-2003

 Hi! I found an "Old Mr. Boston" bottle a couple days ago on the Columbia River in Washington. It is clear and is about nine inches tall with a guy on the front and it looks as if it is a bell house on the back. On the bottom it says R174 12-7. The bottle has no labels. I was wondering if you knew anything about this and if it is worth anything. Thanks, Ashley

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From: Tim Clark

To: Digger

Subject: Whats it worth

Date: 21-07-2003

 I have a Ryan Aircraft Spirit of St. Louis Famous First Whiskey bootlel. Can you tell me what it is worth? Thanks Tim

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From: jools jools_.

To: Digger

Subject: Bols ballerina bottle

Date: 21-07-2003

 Hi Digger, Just a quick question for you,ok ?. My mum is 74 years old and had an 1950's bols ballerina bottle. It is clear and is about 6 inches high with a ballerina enclosed inside a separate compartment in the bottle. I have been told that it's worht is about 300 pounds sterling but I cannot believe that a bottle this old would be valuable at all. I will try to take a picture of it and send it on later. Mum took the label off of it but the musicbox plays very nicely and it does seem a lovely piece of craftmanship for a bottle. Thankyou in advance of your reply. Julian Pirog On behalf of Maria Pirog 81, Newcheltenha Rd, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 - 1UL UK

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From: Jani Lewis

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: whiskey bottles

Date: 21-07-2003

 Hi there - i am not a collector, but have come into possession of about 20 whiskey bottles, paper labels, and mostly still sealed - have no idea if they are of any real value or not - all kentucky bourbons, everything from Echo Spring, dated 1937 to Kentucky Springs dated 1925, also includes: Mellow Corn, Old Happy Hollow, James E. Pepper, Kentucky Vat, Old Fitz (1939). etc. Thanks, I have a complete list if anyone would be interested. Jani

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From: Robertaschr

To: Digger

Subject: Help!

Date: 21-07-2003

 Dear Digger, I have been on this computer for days now, trying to find more of little "bottles" for my collection. I don't know whether they are classified as bottles, or jugs, or crocks. The bottle body is unglazed and the round stoppers are glazed. At one time they were filled with scent and sold as air/room fresheners back in the 70's/80's. I have only found about 14 of them by searching flea markets and garage sales. The value is unimportant - they are just so cute, with blue or pink or yellow paint around the bottom and some have a heart or a sprig of flowers on the front. Your web page is the first I've found that I can perhaps find someone to identify these little darlings. Thanks for reading this long email. And any help you can give me in finding more to add to my small collection will be appreciated. Sincerely, Bobbie in Texas

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From: Daniel Moore

To: Digger

Subject: CODD'S PATENT BOTTLE DARWIN

Date: 21-07-2003

 Greetings Digger Very interesting site! Your source of information is great! What I have is a Dodd's Patent Bottle/extra strong glass/with the name Darwin within a heart. Can you tell me a little bit about it? Thanks Sandy

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From: Neal Allan

To: Digger

Subject: G. Reinhardt & Sons Brewery

Date: 21-07-2003

 Digger, Have you ever come across any reference to a bottle from the G. Reinhardt & Sons Brewery in Montreal? The brewery was in operation from 1862 to 1909. It is not the same brewery as Reinhardt & Co. of Toronto or the Reinhardt Salvador Brewery in Toronto and Montreal. Thank you, Neal Allan

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From: Ron Turnbull

To: Digger

Subject: miniature liquor bottles

Date: 21-07-2003

 Hi, I am in possession of over 300 small bottles from all over the world. My grandfather started the collection and i have been adding to it. All the bottles are full and unopened. I was just curious that if i compiled a list of all the bottles i have would you know anyone who knows whether these bottles are valuable or are they just sentimental? I just want to know if i should be worried about something that i am not aware of as i just do this for the enjoyment of it. Thank you for your time.

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From: Jeremy Kemp

To: Digger

Subject: Strange Dalby's Carminative??

Date: 22-07-2003

 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Dear Digger, I'm a UK collector with a 'mystery Dalby's' that you may be able to help me with? I'm attaching two pics, including one of the pontil. The bottle is an 'Eve's Dalby's Carminative', which I have never heard of or come across before (pontiled Gell's Dalby's Carminative bottles turn up quite frequently in the UK). The bottle is the usual tapered cylinder shape, and embossed vertically in the usual way. It has a flared lip, is a slightly aqua shade of ice-blue, and has a blowpipe or open pontil. Apart from some lip damage it is in sparkly bright condition. It was dug in the UK a few months ago. No one I have asked, in either the UK or US, has come across this bottle before. The pontil suggests the bottle might be American, but in other ways it looks English. Any help you can give would be appreciated! Best regards, Jerry Kemp

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 Dear Digger, I'm a UK collector with a 'mystery Dalby's' that you may be able to help me with? I'm attaching two pics, including one of the pontil. The bottle is an 'Eve's Dalby's Carminative', which I have never heard of or come across before (pontiled Gell's Dalby's Carminative bottles turn up quite frequently in the UK). The bottle is the usual tapered cylinder shape, and embossed vertically in the usual way. It has a flared lip, is a slightly aqua shade of ice-blue, and has a blowpipe or open pontil. Apart from some lip damage it is in sparkly bright condition. It was dug in the UK a few months ago. No one I have asked, in either the UK or US, has come across this bottle before. The pontil suggests the bottle might be American, but in other ways it looks English. Any help you can give would be appreciated! Best regards, Jerry Kemp

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From: Jeremy Kemp.co

To: Digger

Subject: Dalby's pics

Date: 22-07-2003

 Forgot to attach the pics: here they are! Jerry

From: Tandi Parent okiangel_smile10

To: Digger

Subject: was wondering about 3 bottles.....

Date: 22-07-2003

 Hi Digger, I recently got 3 bottles through a trade with a friend and have no been able to find out a lot about them.....#1 bottle is a small clear bottle marked ENO'S FRUIT SALTS ....the bottle itself is in great shape;but, there is a chip out of the glass stopper.... #2 bottle is a brown glass and is marked DR J HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BITTERS....it too is in great shape and appears to have an "S" or a "5" on the bottom of it....it is approx' 9" high and 2 1/2" wide with no lid.... #3 bottle is a blue glass and is marked J. PERSONENI SOLE AGENT & IMPORTER NEW YORK ...unfortuantly,it has a small chip out of the top and a small cracked spot on the bottle...above the name...it has nothing on the bottom of the bottle....it is slightly over 9" high and approx' 3-4" wide....the diameter of the top is almost 2" wide. Any help you could offer would be appreciated....all I've been able to find out is what the fruit salts were used for and that the 'stomach bitters' bottle may be worth about 125.00. Thanks! Tandi okiangel_smile10

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From: Pam Nugent

To: Digger

Subject: question

Date: 23-07-2003

 Hi, My name is Pam.I recently went digging & came across what seems to be a Kraft BBQ sauce bottle. It's about 7" tall,& has what appears to be Indian symbols or a Brandins type embossment around the shoulder & bottom of the bottle.It also has on the very bottom 5324 A 1-3.The top is the screw on type cap.I know it's some kind of Kraft bottle cause a very little part of the lable was present.Please tell me something!! Thanks, Pam (from winnie,texas)

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From: Morrison James

To: Digger

Subject: Coke Bottle, Eureka California

Date: 22-07-2003

 Dear Digger, While digging an old dump just south of Eureka, California I came across a Coke bottle with Eureka, California embossed on the bottom. Any info on this? Jim James

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From: djj-19

To: Digger

Subject: Seltzer Bottle

Date: 22-07-2003

 I just found an old seltzer bottle with the exterior metal cage partially rusted. How do I clean it so that it will look like new? H. Sherman

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From: Bridgid Rose

To: Digger

Subject: Roy Lama, clearr Dairy Milk bottle...Rosiclare, Il, Coca-Cola bottle, Elizabethtown, IL

Date: 23-07-2003

 Hi Digger, Short and sweet...Am looking for a "Roy Lamar, clear Dairy Milk bottle. It was made in about the 1940's in Rosiclare, Il on the Lamar farm. Do you also have any info. on a Coca-Cola bottling company in Elizabethtown, Il in about 1950-1960's. Am looking for a coca-cola bottle that has "Elizabethtown, Il. on the clear bottle. Thank, Bridgid

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From: Tandi Parent _

To: Digger

Subject: Re: was wondering about 3 bottles.....

Date: 23-07-2003

 Digger, Hi again from OK.....just wanted to say thanks for the quick response....appreciate it and have a great one..... I enjoy your site....tandi Digger

 

 

Digger wrote:check my site for info on Enos the third bottle might be an olive oil..Hostetters are common...$15-20..check on Ebay any day. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks Digger

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From: Tandi Parent

To: Digger Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003

 2:33 AM

Subject: was wondering about 3 bottles..... Hi Digger, I recently got 3 bottles through a trade with a friend and have no been able to find out a lot about them.....#1 bottle is a small clear bottle marked ENO'S FRUIT SALTS ....the bottle itself is in great shape;but, there is a chip out of the glass stopper.... #2 bottle is a brown glass and is marked DR J HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BITTERS....it too is in great shape and appears to have an "S" or a "5" on the bottom of it....it is approx' 9" high and 2 1/2" wide with no lid.... #3 bottle is a blue glass and is marked J. PERSONENI SOLE AGENT & IMPORTER NEW YORK ...unfortuantly,it has a small chip out of the top and a small cracked spot on the bottle...above the name...it has nothing on the bottom of the bottle....it is slightly over 9" high and approx' 3-4" wide....the diameter of the top is almost 2" wide. Any help you could offer would be appreciated....all I've been able to find out is what the fruit salts were used for and that the 'stomach bitters' bottle may be worth about 125.00. Thanks! Tandi okiangel_smile10

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From: All Ways Home Services

To: Digger

Subject: Hollywood Whiskey bottle

Date: 23-07-2003

 I recently found an amber 11 1/4" whiskey bottle. It has a double seam that stops before the lip, the bottom has two rings, there are some small air bubbles in the glass. It is embossed with raised lettering HOLLYWOOD WHISKEY, there are no other markings on the bottle. Can you offer any information about this bottle. Thank you Judi Adamson

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From: Russ Botten

To: Digger

Subject: bass bottle

Date: 24-07-2003

 Hi Have you ever run across one of these bottles? On the front is FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE. There is also a man sitting in a chair playing a bass fiddle. There is a music stand also. On the reverse is ONE PINT and at top & bottom are a music cleft, & notes on a staff. On the base is maybe a trademark symbol? & R72 in a circle, 2, & 24 over 56. Between the music staff is a plain place that was where the label was. Hope this picture comes through OK If you're familiar with it, could you give me a rough idea of it's value? Thanks, Russ Vancouver BC

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From: carolyncbaugh

To: Digger

Subject: Log Cabin Flask

Date: 24-07-2003

 I inherited an 8 1/2' Log Cabin bottle with a splotched screw on lid. Perfect condition. The label reads "SPECIAL Collectors's flask ...". There is a design on the front around the label. The reverse side of the bottle has an indian head. Bottom: Log cabin icon, S on one side of icon, 13B on the other side of the icon, word LOG on one line, CABIN on one line, syrup on one line. There is an embossed arrow pointing upward on the right side, on the left is a design in the shape of a T with emblishments. Any value? Carolyn

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From: Daniel Moore

To: Digger

Subject: DODD'S / DARWIN

Date: 24-07-2003

 Dear Digger I sent a question to you yesterday about a Dodd's bottle with the name Darwin within a heart on the front of the bottle. I found out a little more about it on your "ask digger" page..thanks! But I also have a colored emerald green bottle that is similar in shape but does not have Dodd's written on it or Darwin, it's maybe a little taller and has an air bubble in the glass. Thanks for your time and information :-) Sandy Moore

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From: BadtotheBone

To: Digger

Subject: 5 gallon glass, cork sealed,drinking water bottle 1929

Date: 24-07-2003

 Sir I have the above green glass bottle. It has on the bottom the number 8 and 1 on either side of a stretched diamond with the number 1 in the middle of the diamond . 1929 is also on the bottom. Can you help me with this jug? thank you Michael

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From: AL HARDY

To: Digger

Subject: Spelling error on coke bottle

Date: 24-07-2003

 I have a coke bottle (the old small bottle). I have had it for about 10 years. It has the bottling location stamped on the bottom. Instead of CUSHING OK, it reads CUHSING OK. Is there any value to this bottle?

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From: Pat Chadwick

To: Digger

Subject: Air bubbles

Date: 24-07-2003

 I have several different bottles and wondered how much more value a bottle has with small air bubbles? I understand they are worth more. Thank you

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From: Dave Hawk

To: Digger

Subject: Re: The Ohio Railroad Guide. Ohio State Journal Company, Columbus:1854.

Date: 24-07-2003

 Would be possible for you to duplicate your copy and sell that duplication to me? On 7/22/03 11:16 PM, "Digger"

 

 

Digger wrote: I think I found my copy at the local historical society other than that, No Digger

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From: Mays359

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle

Date: 24-07-2003

 Digger I've been collecting off on for some time now (20+years) but I've never seen one quite like this one. It's sort of purplish pink,puntil marked,7" tall ,2" wide seam to the neck and around it, the seam is then turned 45 , screw lip and smooth, The bottle is round with air bubbles, and pccw 3 at the bottom . TThere no damage but needs better cleaning . I would like to know all You can tell . Thank you for your time Lloyd  

 

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From: Geri Orndorff

To: Digger

Subject: please info

Date: 24-07-2003

 I am trying to find any information about a bottle from Washington D.C S C Palmer Co.Inc Palmer Reand carved into glass # on bottom 820E G23 2 it is made with green glass and seems to be a soda pop bottle I am interested to find out about the company for my maiden name was Palmer thank you

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From: KLKDesign

To: Digger

Subject: Paul Jones

Date: 25-07-2003

 Dear Sir, I am trying to find the value of a bottle of Paul Jones Whiskey its Amber in color and embosed. It is still full or nearly and the seal and 2 lables are intact made spring 1913. I also have the box it was in, a silver ,blue, red foil it is in a damaged state but very readable condition. Any guidance would be most helpful. Kenneth Keit

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From: KLKDesign

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Paul Jones

Date: 25-07-2003

 Dear Digger, Thanks so much for the information it is very helpful. I think we will keep it in the family for another generation or so. Kenneth Keith

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From: Lincoln County Executive countyexec10vallnet

To: Digger

Subject: Dixie Beer or Rebel Yell Beer

Date: 25-07-2003

 hi, Could you tell me how to find where to buy Rebel Yell Beer or Dixie Beer. My boss's son is getting married in a few days and is having a confederate rehearsal dinner and love the Rebel yell bottle on the shirts of Dixie apparel shirts I have been on the internet all afternoon and have been unable to find a number or location? can you help? Thanks, Christy ONeal Fayetteville, TN

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From: SHERYL PEASE

To: Digger

Subject: white horse bottle

Date: 25-07-2003

 Hi i found a white horse bottle when we were clearing our land, it is brown with a raised white horse emblem on the front, the cap is silver,and it says white horse distillery ltd Es tab 1247, we think its from the 1040s but we'ER not sure, can you help,and is it worth anything. thank-you Sheryl pease

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From: SHERYL PEASE

To: Digger

Subject: srry

Date: 25-07-2003

 I meant the 1940"s.

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From:

To: Digger

Subject: Elvis Decanters

Date: 26-07-2003

 I have 3 Elvis liquor McCormick decanters. Two of the 3 are musical. Can you tell me the value of them and where I could possibly sell them? Thank you. Debbie

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From: TONEDANE

To: Digger

Subject: C. Miller Regal China

Date: 26-07-2003

 I found a bottle i believe is a Jim Beam decanter, The base is marked " Regal China C. Miller '57 D334 14557" It also has the federal warning about resale, The bottle is in the form of a mallard duck standing upright on a green wave of sorts. He has two small chips on his beak and one the base. I just wanted to get some idea of his value......... thanks so much - a thompson

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From: George Corey

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 26-07-2003

 hellow im looking for this bottle a.mceckron ringbone linament n.y. aqua 7 1/4 inch maby you can help me thanks geo

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From: MeBluAgain

To: Digger

Subject: clorox bottle

Date: 26-07-2003

 I went fishing in SC and found an old brown clorox bottle with a screw on lid, is it worth anything

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From: JWITHEROW

To: Digger

Subject: demi john

Date: 26-07-2003

 I have a demi john that was given to me about 31 years ago by an uncle who lived in the Napa Valley. He told me at that time it was an antique wine bottle. I never thought any more of it until today when I was in an antique store and saw a similiar bottle. Mine is 17-18" tall and about 14" wide. It is the color green of an old coke bottle. The seam goes to where the neck begins and it has a collar on top. It has a nib on the bottom where it may have been hand blown and has quite a few air bubbles. Do you think this bottle may be valuable and how can I find an honest dealer? The bottle I saw today was dark amber and smaller than mine. The shop was asking $400.00 for theirs. I appreciate your answer. Judy Witherow jwitherow

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From: NFRY438853

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 26-07-2003

 I have 2 brown bottles with glass or porcelain stoppers and Grolsch is the name on them. Can you tell me anything about them? Are they beer bottles, are they of any value? There are no dates on them but there are numbers and some kind of symbols on the bottle edge of the bottles. The stoppers have holes in the side and a wire thru it and around the neck. Thank you Toni

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From: NFRY438853

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 26-07-2003

 I just sent you an E-mail about the Grolsch bottles. I also have a bourbon bottle dated for 1976. It is clear glass and decorative. Toni

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From: Amybikes

To: Digger

Subject: Cottlieb Bauernschmidt Straus Beer

Date: 26-07-2003

 Saw a question from Dec 2002 that I had: "Sunday, December 22, 2002 4:03 PM

Subject: lots of bottlesDigger: I live in a historical area and come across many bottles. I found an old beer bottle this week, it is clear glass, and it's marked The Cottlieb Bauernschmidt Straus Brewing Company, Registered Trademark C B S. It was brewed in Baltimore, MD, according to the writing on the bottle. I and my girlfriend are from Baltimore, and have never heard of this brewery, nor can we find this name of a brewery in the computer. Do you have any information on this? Thanks, Wayne " Found a similar bottle in Milton Delaware. Can't find any further info on this? Was there an answer to Wayne's question? Thanks, Mark mark10recruitcom (using a friend's computer)

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From: Holdrends

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 27-07-2003

 Digger I was given a number of collector bottles with contents . Hawaiian open pro am 72,. Question is contents still safe to drink? A couple of bottles have been opened. strong smell. I would appreciate an answer to the best of your knowledge. Thanks my e mail address is as follows Holdrends.

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From: RUSS BUTLER

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Savannah Show contract

Date: 27-07-2003

 Digger, Thanks for your request! I will mail a contract to you this week and put you on our mailing list. We look forward to your participation in the Savannah Show. For further info you can visit our website. www.savannahshow Thanks Russ Butler

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From: shannon olsen

To: Digger

Subject: Collectible Bottle?

Date: 28-07-2003

 I found some bottles in my back yard I am guessing to be dated back to the 1950 - 1960, based on the age of the house. The bottle is clear in color, embossed in the front and rear. It a one pint bottle, with Upland one the rear, Upland Wines on the bottom, and on the front the whole bottle is embossed with their logo, to include grapes and a wreath looking deal. I think there is about 8 of them, would you guess they have any value, I can't find anything like them on the net. It looks like the winery is still in existence and operation. I can send a picture if your interested. If it's junk let me know and I will recycle them. Thanks in advance for your time and advise - Paul Paul and Shannon kingkillers10  

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From: Brian Minchin

To: Digger

Subject: old bottle found

Date: 28-07-2003

 While gutting out front porch, we found an empty green 8 ounce Bubble Up bottle. We were wondering if there is any value in it or should we just throw it away. The bottle appears to be in excellent condition, including all the paint. We have never heard of this type of drink and wondered how old it might be. The U.S. Patent date says 1921. Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Pat

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From: Mboya9

To: Digger

Subject: blackberry and apriot brandy bottle

Date: 28-07-2003

 dear digger, i hpoe you will respond to my question. i have a bottle thats about 9 inches in height and the belly of the bottle is about 4 inches in diameter. the bottle has a very strange shape, in fact i never saw a bottle like it before. the bottle has two chambers. one for apriot brandy and the other for blackberry brandy. the bottom of the bottle says,bottle- made in france. the top of the bottle where the brandys comes out is like a single rose vase but bent in opposite directions. the label appears to be very old. had gold trim which has faded or has been paritially washed. the general shape of the bottle is peared. please shed your insight. sincerely, mboya nelson. mboya9

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From: BugsyConv

To: Digger

Subject: Perfume Bottle with Dauber

Date: 28-07-2003

 Was wonder what the value of this old perfume bottle with Dauber would be. Thanks for your help. Any information would be appreciated. Sheila Lincicome[

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From: bonato

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 28-07-2003

 I caught an old turlington (balsom of life)bottle while fishing in Barnegat bay in NJ. It's a little worn from the sand and has a small chip on it but I was wondering if it's worth hanging on to. What are your thoughts? I have it on display anyway. I'm not a collector but I think it's really cool

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From: shaila lowell

To: Digger

Subject: 1929 hires ginger beer bottle

Date: 28-07-2003

 Hello there digger, What a great, informative web site you have! I have a question regarding an old Hires ginger beer bottle that I found. Mainly I wanted to know if you have any idea of its value. It has never been opened, and was in its original box, which is dated 1929, and comes with a book of recipes for use of the ginger beer. Unfortunately, I do not have the bottle in front of me so I am unable to give you its inscription, but hopefully knowing the date will be good enough. It is a smaller bottle, about 5-6 inches tall. Thank you for your time, have a great day. I look forward to hearing from you. shaila lowell _________________________________________________________________

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From: John and Kathy Cowhig

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 28-07-2003

 Dear Digger- I live in Milford, MA in a house built in 1848 and have come across SEVERAL bottles which were buried in my basement. We are in the process of renovating the basement and have torn out the old rotted wood floor which was over dirt. Well we are finding all kinds of things---rotted, rusted out pans, broken plates and disintegrated newspapers---one I just could read the date--New York Journal from 1899. Amidst my find, we have found several bottles and most are in poor condition given the fact they were buried. My question to you is...should I try to clean them if I would like to eventually sell them or should I leave them as is??? I found a bottle (empty at this point in time) of Dr. Haynes Arabian Balsam with the directions part still pretty intact...and a price of 25 cents on it and an empty bottle of Mrs. Winslows Soothing syrup. We also found an oil lamp from 1870 stamped on the bottom. I just do not know how to go about researching this stuff and whether it is worth trying to sell. If you could get back to me, i would greatly appreciate it. Thanks kathy Cowhig

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From: John Hoyt

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Cleaning

Date: 28-07-2003

 Hi, I got your e-mail from a web site and I just wanted to know if you could help me a little. I just built my own little cleaner to clean my own bottles but the copper just sits at the bottom of the cylinder and does not tumble over it. I have tried different amounts of water, polish and copper but it doesn't change. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, John

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From: amero

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 29-07-2003

 HI DIGGER. I HAVE A BOTTLE THAT SEEMS TO BE IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND INFORMATION ON. IT IS VERY HEAVY FOR IT'S SIZE AND IS A KINDA GREEN TINT WITH LITTLE BUBBLES IN THE GLASS. THERE ARE NO SCREW THREADS ON THE TOP SO I AM ASSUMING THAT IT TAKES A CORK. THIS IS AN AWESOME BOTTLE AND I THOUGHT A COLLECTOR WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT SO I LISTED IT ON E-BAY AND ACCIDENTALLY LISTED IT IN A WRONG CATEGORY AND GOT NO LOOKS.IT SAYS.CITY BOTTLING WORKS-I.BECK-BRADDOCK PA AND THERE IS A BIG I.B ON THE BOTTOM.I WAS WONDERING IF THIS BOTTLE IS WORTH HANGING ON TO OR IF IT HAS ANY VALUE AT ALL, AND IT'S AGE. ANY INFORMATION YOU MIGHT HAVE WOULD BE VERY APPRECIATED. I HAVE ATTACHED A PIC,I HOPE IT CAME OUT. THANK YOU.

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From: Sherry Braswelll

To: Digger

Subject: CUPIE beverage bottle

Date: 29-07-2003

 Hi, I saw a question from another person with a question about the CUPIE Beverage bottle, from Tennessee. I also have one but it reads 7-Up bottling company, Union City Tennessee. I live in Union city and am trying to find out about this drink and bottle. Have you found out anything about it? If I find anything I'll send you the information. Thanks Sherry

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From: RCDJR829

To: Digger

Subject: old bottles

Date: 29-07-2003

 I was wondering if you would no the price of two bottles I found? They are old glass baby bottles with [MAMA BEAR} on one [PAPA BEAR] on the other. With the pictures of a mom bear and picture of a pop bear. Any information you can help me with is appreciated. Thank You!!! Ronnie Diehl RCDJR829

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From: Terry terry.

To: Digger

Subject: Sodiphene bottle

Date: 29-07-2003

 i have a glass bottle with seam up to the neck one side of bottle says "first aid for the family" the other side "sodiphene" bottom "The Sodiphene Co. Kansas City Mo. #14 I see that someone else has found the same kind of bottle can you tell me anything about it?

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From: Margaret DeMoss 110

To: Digger

Subject: Old Quaker

Date: 29-07-2003

 Hi, I recently acquired an Old Quacker, straight bourbon whiskey bottle. It was distilled and bottled by the The Old Quaker Company in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. A division of Schenley Distillers Corporation. It was 90 proof in a half pint bottle. It also has a sticker for 3 3/4 cents North Dakota Liquor Tax. I would like to know how old it is. Thank you, Margaret

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From: Terry Goldman

To: Digger

Subject: What have I found?

Date: 29-07-2003

 Dear Digger, My wife has dug up a couple of old brown bottles beside our house. My father-in-law says they are old whiskey bottles but isn't sure how far they go back. Can you identify what and how old they are? and if they are old, are they worth anything? The height is top to bottom 8 1/4", the neck from top of lip to top of shoulder is 1 15/16", the lip itself from top to underside of bottom ring is 1". The seam comes up and over the top of the lip. The color is brown. There are no numbers, no writing, etc., on the bottles. There are pontil holes on the bottoms. The bottles are not chipped or cracked. There are a couple of scratches, but they both are in very good condition. There are a few marks on them from the glass making/mold process it seems. We are still soaking them trying to get the rest of the dirt residue out of them. Any help you could give us would be greatly appreciated. We are new at this but find it very fascinating as we try to identify what they are. Sincerely, Terry Goldman Shelby, NC

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From: TAZILKER

To: Digger

Subject: Old dutch beer bottle

Date: 29-07-2003

 Digger, While recently demolishing a brownstone in Greenwich Village I found an old beer bottle in the wall. On the front and only label: OLD DUTCH Brand LAGER BEER brewed and bottled by Old dutch brewers inc. Brooklyn NY. It's ONE FULL QUART. INTERNAL REVENUE TAX PAID the bottle is brown. On the bottom of the bottle are numbers 4,0, 16 What is it? what's it worth? Thanks, Todd

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From: saunders saunders0

To: Digger

Subject: Blue Grecian Urn

Date: 30-07-2003

 I recently acquired a very similar bottle it is blue gray with a faux marble effect in the glass. The illustration on mine is of a man attempting to halt a chariot with a grek key design underneath. I would guess that it is transfer printed since the horses hooves span the seam along one side with no deformation caused by the seam. the picture is on both sides and are mirror images rather than repeating. The numbering on the bottom also reads D - 334 but then reads 119 60 the round flat rim seems to me to be ill-suited to pouring beverages. the only thing i can find close to a "mark" is an indentation that looks remarkably like a winged boot, this of course may just be a defect during molding. Should you run across any information on it i would be indebted to you if you passed it on. Renee

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From: John Hoyt

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Bottle Cleaning

Date: 30-07-2003

 Yeah, I know,,,,,,,,,sorry....Someone at a bottle show told me how to build one but never mentioned the lifters. Thanks for the info. John

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From: Digger

To: John Hoyt Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003

 8:17 PM

Subject: Re: Bottle Cleaning lifters....1/2" sq Plexiglas or other plastic glue to the inside of the tube North south east and west. Digger..Should've bought my plans. digger

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From: John Hoyt

To: Digger Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003

 10:44 PM

Subject: Bottle Cleaning Hi, I got your e-mail from a web site and I just wanted to know if you could help me a little. I just built my own little cleaner to clean my own bottles but the copper just sits at the bottom of the cylinder and does not tumble over it. I have tried different amounts of water, polish and copper but it doesn't change. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, John

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From: tc10infinity-

To: Digger

Subject: CREOMULSION BOTTLE

Date: 30-07-2003

 I have found a Creomulsion bottle with a yellow and white label and a yellow and white lid. The bottle says for coughs due to colds ect. I have read the history of creomulsion and found out they still sell it but I was just wondering how old the bottle I found is or just when they changed the label description. Thanks Gwen Boullion Bedias, Texas

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From: gordon white

To: Digger

Subject: jesse moore bottles

Date: 30-07-2003

 I am looking for a couple of Jesse Moore whiskey bottles, maybe a Jesse Moore & Hunt bottle. Have you seen any Jesse Moore bottles from the distillery in Mount Vernon, Indiana, 1838-1853? Louisville later on? - Gordon White

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From: dave

To: Digger

Subject: Weymans Snuff container

Date: 30-07-2003

 I found an old Weyman's Snuff jar by our old hunting camp. It is tan in colore and about 5 inches in diameter. About 8 inches tall. It has a neck on it, but had no cork in it. How old would it be, and what year was Weyman's Snuff company in business? Would of this jar contained snuff in bulk. Please forward any information. Dave

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From: Juanita cruz cat_

To: Digger

Subject: old bottles

Date: 30-07-2003

 Hello can you tell me where to fine out how much a bottle is worth . I've got a lot of old bottle's and one of them are a '' Bean's Choice collector's Edition Volume 3 Americana Kentucky straight Bourbon Whiskey bottle .......IT said on the bottle '' Hauling in the gill net '' Frederic Remington... hope you can help me Thank you ! Mrs Cruz

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From: oliwkasc10poczta..

To: Digger

Subject: A. le Coq

Date: 30-07-2003

 Hi Digger, My friend have a full authentic bottle from A. le Coq London embossed with certificate dated 1860. Can You suggest me a value of this bottle. Regards Piotr Ziolkowski Warsaw

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From: Arlene N Young

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 30-07-2003

 I have a bottle that says: P. MOLLER OL JECOR GADOR VER CHRISTIANIA Can you give me some information about it??? Thanks Arlene Young anyoung1

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From: Sjadams50

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 30-07-2003

 I have found an old bottle and wonder if it's worth anything. It is a Whittemore Boston French Gloss bottle. Thanks for your help. Sandy

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From: Royarlene

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 30-07-2003

 I have a very large (21" tall) The label is CHAMPION BOURBON BY Schenley. Eight years old. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey bottled by Schenley Distillers, Inc. Plants at Louisville, Ky.,Schenley, Pa., Fresno, Calif., and Lawrenceburg, Ind. It does not state how much it contains. The round seal at the top part of the bottle has SE in the middle, Schenley at the top and Elegance at the bottom. Any information you can give me would be appreciated. I have not been able to find it listed anywhere. Thanks, Roy

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From: cadco

To: Digger

Subject: I have a

Date: 30-07-2003

 Digger, I have a one gallon, clear glass bottle with a CokaCola cap. I expect it is from syrup concentrate but would like to have some idea of age. Around the bottom edge it reads, Duraglas E 1641 and on the bottom it reads 7 an emblem is pictured 4 and below the 4 is a 14. Thanks if you can help Catherine cranwing1

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From: Vikings816

To: Digger

Subject: Digging and Cleaning Bottle Question

Date: 31-07-2003

 Hello there. Let me first introduce myself. My name is Jonathan Strong, I am 17 years old and live in Minnesota. I have been collecting bottles for many many years, i was interested by my dad. We both have pretty nice collections. But I wanted to ask you something. I found a dump that is 5 minutes walking distance from my house. It is along the Mississippi River. This was really nice since we never can locate dumps. I just spotted this when i kicked a bottle neck near there. I went there one day and came out with a lot of stuff. I found 5 local Hutchinsons, a full crock, a few other blob beers, and so on. This was the best dig ever for me, as pathetic as it seems, but how do i know if i dug the whole dump? The one day i found 15 bottles, now i only find 1-3 per trip. What signs should i look for to find another part of the dump? Thank you for your time, Jon PS. I have a question about 2 bottles. My dad has a P. Pertdorf Ice Blue IP Soda Bottle. WE cant find it in any books, do u know anything about it? Also, at this dump i dug a H.J  Woollacott Los Angeles Whiskey, it is amber and like 10 inches tall, can you help me on those at all? Thanks

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