June 2004 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2004

From: sallymayr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: same decanter

Date: 01-06-2004

Hello my name is Sally from New Zealand and I to have a decanter with silver top and bottom like a lady named Angela asking you about it also a person from Uruguay named Juan Montevideo. It has on the bottom of it Distillerie Buton. Bologna. Italia. Casa fondata nel1820 argenterie comm. G. Galbiati. Milano. The lady named Angela sent you some photos of hers and minmse is exactly the same. Please can you share some light onto this decanter as to it origins and if possible roughly how old it would be. Thank you Yours sincerely Sally

Among Italy's small distillers is "Buton famous for its Vecchia Romagna brands. The distillery employs both pot- and continuous stills and ages the distillates separately which are blended prior to bottling, Buton’s Vecchia Romagna Etichetta Nera (Black Label) is a blend of three year old pot – and continuous still brandies, whereas Oro (Gold Label) contains seven year old components. Buton has also extra old (25 and 35 year old) brandies marketed in very small quantities and specially designed bottles."

You can find more at Buton.  I think the decanter have been made in the last twenty to thirty years. They are quite common. Digger.
 

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From: Becky Ryll

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jim beam bottle

Date: 01-06-2004

I have found a Jim beam bottle it is from the 1975 collectors edition volume 10 the seal has never bean broke it is white with a fish on it. The painting on the bottle is by james lockhart . do you by chance know if it is worth anything or not.

The bottles in this series empty have very little value.  Often as little as $1-2.  Full, I'd guess it might bring $10-15 especially with the box.  Digger

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From: Lelia Elliott.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: sloan's liniment bottle

Date: 01-06-2004

I found an old looking bottle and I am just wondering the age and value. It is a clear Sloan's Liniment bottle 6 fl oz still half full. If you have any idea it's value or know someone who would appreciate it please contact me. Lelia

Your bottle being clear and having the ounces marked on the bottle suggest it is after World War I.  I am guessing it might have a screw top.  Even with a cork top the bottles are very common and hundreds are known with full contents, label and box.  Value is $1-2  Digger.

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From: Bob Adalian

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: LIQUOR BOTTLE

Date: 01-06-2004

I HAVE A LIQUOR BOTTLE THAT WAS MADE IN CHINA. ON THE BOTTOM IT SAYS: WING LEE WAI CHINA ON THE SIDE IT SAYS: FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE 4/5 QUART I WAS CURIOUS TO KNOW HOW OLD IT MIGHT BE AND THE VALUE. THANK YOU,  SUSIE B.

There are many similar pottery bottles of this design made by the  The WING LEE WAI, AT KA WO DISTILLERY HONG KONG.  They were made in various sizes 3/4 quart,  pint, and possibly larger ones.  The Alcoholic Contents was 96 proof. They were Imported by MAY CHOW CO. San Francisco, Cal.  The Federal Law.... embossed on yours indicates a date between 1932 and 1964.  Probably closer to  the earlier date. Without label and contents $10.   Digger.

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From: Doreen Davis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: leather decanter

Date: 01-06-2004

Hello I have just required a leather decanter and know nothing about them it looks very cool brown with three sailing ships on the large part below and the stopper is wrapped in leather with the picture of the world there is a sticker underneath that says made in Italy where do I read more about this type of decanter could you tell me anything thank you very much Edward Perry

I am not sure where you can find information about these leather covered bottles.  They are commonly made in Spain, Portugal and Italy.  I expect there are some old ones as well although I have never seen one I thought was particularly old. Digger

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From: Mosicd

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coke Bottle

Date: 01-06-2004

Is a Coca Cola Bottle from 1973-1974 (Un-opened) 32OZ Glass worth anything? thanks. . . dcisom

Believe it or not, it might be.  Probably not big money but interest in newer collectible is picking up. I'd guess $4-5 range.  Digger

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From: Rosemary Stewart

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Info about a bottle

Date: 02-06-2004

Hello; I have a bottle that has Rhein=Preusse etched on it. Below that,  it has a circle , inside a circle. The outside circle has RHENS etched in it. The inside circle has an X /+ etched in it. On the back,  it has N 3 engraved . Can you tell me anything about this bottle. It looks like a tall,  thin whiskey bottle. Thank you Rosemary Stewart

Looks like an 1880-1900 era gin bottle.  these were widely used for a number of products mostly gin and mineral water and were imported from Europe.  Yours appears to be German.  The form was widely used around the world, examples have been found in Africa, Australia, as well as here in this country. I have seen them in miniature as well. Digger. Value is around $30-40 but I have seen them sell for much less. Digger

See also

On the bottle is Rhein Preusse with a circle above it with Rhein around an inside circle. In the small circle is an X/+. On the other side of the bottle is ...
www.bottlebooks.com/questions/Nov2005/november_2005_questions__ask_dig.htm

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From: CKafer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 02-06-2004

Hello,  Recently,  I recovered what appears to be a pharmaceutical bottle from an unknown shipwreck off the coast of Delaware. I believe the bottle could help narrow down the timeframe of the sinking. The bottle has a rubber cap with a circle in the middle for what appears to be an insertion point for a syringe. Can you tell me when rubber caps went into production? It is believe that this ship went down in the early 1900's but I'm not sure that this bottle could be that old. Thank you for your time,  Terri Jones

Rubber goes back into the 1880s for the Goodyear vulcanized product and earlier for such items as rubber boots which were made in the 1850s. This sounds, from the limited research I did, like a bottle from the 1940-1950s.  I'd need a picture and better description to give a more detailed answer. Digger.

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From: NnHow

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hi

Date: 02-06-2004

Hi,  I have some Hoffman Liqueur bottles from the 1970's. They are in the shape of elves and are different sizes. I have 21 of them. I have a doctor,  postman,  shoemaker,  etc. Some of them still have the booze in them and some don't. All of them are in great shape. Can you give me an idea how much they are worth? Thank you,  Nina Howard _NnHow_

Since these bottles are not old and were made specially for the collectible trade, I suggest you check one of the new bookstore price guides like found here: http://www.bottlebible.com/1about.html

Digger

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From: Lisa

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02-06-2004

Hello Digger,  I would like info on this bottle if you have any to give,  This is what is on the bottle -- Clevenger Bras Glass Works,  Clayton,  N. J. On the side that has the writing there is a bunch of grapes,  on the other side there is an American Eagle sitting on a branch,  as you look at the eagle,  too the left is three arrows and too the right it looks like an olive branch. The bottle needed a cork for the top,  and if you look at the bottle there is a lot of bubbles in the glass (maybe hand blown) We were told that the bottle came from the revolutionary war (I think it came from the 1800's. Thank You,  Lisa G.

Attachments: IMSTP. gif glass bottle. PSF

Revolutionary War!? Give up going to that person for advise.  Likely made between 1930 and 1965. Worth maybe $40-60.   Digger

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From: Angela Whitt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: CREOMULSION BOTTLE

Date: 03-06-2004

I have found an old Creomulsion bottle the numbers on the bottom of the bottle are L-8579 or L-8519 and there is a 3 and a symbol. How old may this bottle be and is it worth anything? (Angela in Asheboro)

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From: J28an

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Thomas a Edison battery oil bottles

Date: 03-06-2004

Hello. I recently found an old Thomas Edison battery oil bottle that was made in Bloomfield nj. now i know it was made some where between 1915 I believe to 1960 something. I was wondering if there was an exact way of tracing the original date. I noticed on the bottom of the bottle there is a number 400 i don't know if that has anything to do with it or not but any info you can give me will gladly be appreciated. THANX,  John from Mississippi

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From: PATRICIA PLECAS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Stitzel Weller Distillery bottle

Date: 03-06-2004

We have a whiskey decanter,  (whiskey all gone) that we were told had a value because a word was misspelled on the front design. 10 inches tall,  round half is gold bottom half white. 3 gold bands. Shamrocks and "The Wearin' O' the green,  lepricon on mushroom (3) playing a harp. Writing is "When law can stop the blades of grass from growin'as they grow,  And when leaves in summertime their colour dare not show,  Then I will change the colour,  too,  I wear in my caubeen,  But till that day plase God,  I'll stick to wearin o' the green. . Bottom reads Original Design from the Old Fitzgerald Collector's Gallery Genuine Porcelain 1968. It is in new condition. If you have any information about this please inform,  Thanks,  Pat Plecas

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From: Kayepicc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: SCROLL FLASK

Date: 03-06-2004

Digger,  I found this scroll flask and i know nothing about it. I am sending 2 pictures. Anything you could tell me would be appreciated. Thank you kay ]

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From: Kayepicc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: SCROLL FLASK

Date: 03-06-2004

 

Attachments: EVMP0079. ZIP

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From: NB brendal1nb.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD BOTTLES

Date: 03-06-2004

I found lots of old bottles, one is walker's x kilmarnock whisky with a #917. Another walker's kilmarnock whisky with no x , but a #2624. Also,  blue green very large bottle written old irish whisky at the top, at the bottom mithell&co of belfast ltd, on the back in large letters" imperial quart. Also incredible medicine bottles of all shapes colors and sizes. Danny, thanks

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From: Kenny Jackson kjacksonnathcompanies

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1968 Fish Glass Decantor

Date: 04-06-2004

Hello Sir,  I have a 1968 Cabin Still Spostmans Collection Decantor with a trout on it. I am unable to find any pricing on this. Would you happen to know what its value is ???

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From: ludwig vstaradams

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mr. TILFORD

Date: 04-06-2004

don’t look at my spelling haha ok P&T founded 1840 ky. bourbon whiskey that’s what’s on the bottle plus a lot more its a 4/5 quart. full of whiskey gots its own metal shot glass and is incased in like a metal caring case sitting on a built in music box that plays the tune , for he's a jolly good fellow just want too know some info if any how old how much you know the normal thanks please email for i mite not find site again

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From: SPANKY2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle gus a sigritz

Date: 05-06-2004

i have a large turquoise bottle that is about 10 inches tall and reads gus. a. sigritz trade registered mark and has a large S in the middle and dayton ohio could you tell me anything about this bottle thanks connie

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From: António Amen. pt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Looking for an answer

Date: 05-06-2004

Hello! I am looking for an answer regarding the value of an 20 liter green bottle. I know that it already exists on the end´s of XVIII century,  but could be older. I also know that this is a hand made bottle,  made in three different parts and we can easily see the joins of the different parts. I send you two photos of this bottle and if you can say to me is approximate value and witch is the best place to sell it i will thank you very much. My best regards to you António Oliveira Portugal

Attachments: Garrafao-2004

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From: Mark Rumfola

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Liqueur from Czechoslavakia

Date: 05-06-2004

Can you tell me the value of the attached picture of the 4 bottles of liqueur within one bottle. the liqueur is raspberry,  Cocoa,  blackberry and apricot. It is a product of Czechoslavakia and the distiller is Kord. It's in great condition and has never been opened. Please advise. Thanks----Mark Rumfola Attachments: 

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From: Michelle Wojcik

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1950's pepsi bottle

Date: 05-06-2004

Hey Digger,  nice web page you have. Anyway,  I dug up im my backyard an old pepsi botle feom the 1950's,  not sure exactly. It's clear with the spiral design and the red and white label,  'Pepsi" is printed on it with the 10 Fl Oz underneath. The bottle is in excellent condition for being buried for who knows how long. My question is this. . . How much are these things worth now? Sincerely,  Michelle Wojcik

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From: Mark Kulis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 05-06-2004

jaok,  I saw your email address on antiquebottles,  and was hoping you might help. I purchased this bottle on eBay,  and have some reservations on whether or not it has been worked over. I was wondering if you could look at the two pics,  and tell me if you think the neck has been ground down. The lip looks too smooth to be original,  to me. I paid $150 for this bottle,  and would think that it is not worth this amount if the neck has been worked over. Thanks in advance for your advice. Mark Kulis

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From: Mark Kulis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question - more info

Date: 05-06-2004

Digger,  Just found your site - Thanks for your dedicated service to the bottle community! Here's additional info on the Balto Glass Works flask which I just sent in a previous email a. . description of the embossing (if any) 'Baltimore Glass Works'; on the reverse,  a rake,  fork,  and shock of wheat on reverse b. . sze,  especially the height - 7. 5" tall,  5" wide,  2. 75" at widest point. c. . mouth of the bottle,  type of lip,  whether the mold seam stops or goes over the top of the lip. The style and shape of the mouth is very important to telling both the age and the type of bottle. - seam goes thru center of pontil,  stops at the base of the neck. d. . base of the bottle (smooth,  embossing,  pontil marked ) - Open,  rough pontil e. . shape of the bottle (round,  rectangular,  square) a. . does it have a label,  embossed design,  unusual shape b. . color: clear,  aqua,  amber,  cobalt,  emerald green,  etc. . . amber c. . condition,  i. e. is it damaged,  or stained d. . tell me what you would like to know about the bottle,  age,  rarity,  value or history There are pics on the web,  and on the front of the Baltimore Bottle book which show a similar bottle,  with a full neck,  in aqua. To what degree might the altered neck,  assuming it is - affect the value,  do you thinK? THanks again,  Mark Kulis

 

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From: Mark Kulis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Saturday,  June 05,  2004

4:27 PM

Subject: Bottle question jaok,  I saw your email address on antiquebottles,  and was hoping you might help. I purchased this bottle on eBay,  and have some reservations on whether or not it has been worked over. I was wondering if you could look at the two pics,  and tell me if you think the neck has been ground down. The lip looks too smooth to be original,  to me. I paid $150 for this bottle,  and would think that it is not worth this amount if the neck has been worked over. Thanks in advance for your advice. Mark Kulis

Subject: Re: Bottle question It is definitely a dug bottle with a ground down neck. In my humble opinion,  $150 is too much. I have dug one or two bottles over the years that were ground down when I found them.

 Digger

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From: Darrell & Trudy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glass train engine

Date: 05-06-2004

While we were digging up a shrub we found a glass train engine. It is approx. 3 inches long and about 1 1/2 inches high. It is clear in color. There are seams on the top and bottom. (When the engine is sitting on its wheels and moving away from you) 7/8 OZ is on the left side near the front and 1025 (I believe that is what it is--it may be 1028)) is on the both side towards the back (above the wheels and below the cabin part of the engine). There appears to be one word (unsure what it says) on the right side towards the front. Something has been broken off the very front of the engine. We are just curious what this may have had in it and how old it may be. Thanks Darrell Fugate

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From: mvrothyct

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

Subject: jar type?

Date: 06-06-2004

I have a jar that is from Germany. It says 1 ltr. on it as well as Schutzmarke Frischhaltung. The bottom of the jar has Wecks Frischhaltung. The interesting thing is that it is not a screw top. This jar has the side seams,  but the seams do not go up into the rim part. Also the top is like a ring that has a frosted top. Possible ground,  but I am not sure. The lid that was on it is flat and has the following on it BesteuLuftdichte Conservierung with Kieffer going across the middle of the cap. Also there is no wire clamp to hold the lid on in the same way American canning jars had that used the rubber rings. From my experience canning I don't thing is had that type of wire to clamp it down. Is there any where I can look to find out about this jar. It seems like it was some type of container for something. The thing that really interests me is the lack of the side seams all the way up to the top of the jar and the top part of the jar that is frost (?) I have attached 3 pictures of the jar. Thank you for any help you can give me. VA Rothy

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From: louis bik

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: thank you very much

Date: 06-06-2004

Hi! how are you first 1-it has markings on it it reads gibsoiis pure rye on the back close to the neck of the bottle it reads contents full pint i hope that i got the name right you can't read it well because the way they have the letters written it stands 8 1/2" 2-it reads on the bottle at the neck guaranteed full 1/2 pint. it stands 7" 3-in the front of this bottle it reads Frostilla on the left side of the bottle it reads fragrant lotion on the right side of the bottle it reads elmira. n. y. u. s. a. It stands 4 1/2" 4-this bottle has on one side it reads Whittemore boston then on the other side it reads french gloss on the bottom there is a number 7 it stands 4 1/2" 5-this bottle has numbers close to bottom of the bottle 3--cc-then up on each side there are numbers for measuring the liquid at the neck of the bottle you have a 4 in a circle at the very bottom you will see a diamond shape under the diamond it read lyric on both sides of the diamond it reads C and a 15 and i have a not to good of a cover it stands 5 1/2" 6--next is a bottle with J. w. Howard haverhill mass it has a squire on the bottom of the jar with a 0 in it it stands 71/4 high Thank you louie i hope i gave you an-ought information.

Both are pretty common finds in late 19th century dumps and privies. Neither are particularly valuable and would sell in the $1-2 range.

Trademark Information:

Word Mark: FROSTILLA Goods and Services (EXPIRED) IC 003. US 051. G & S: LOTION FOR CHAPPED HANDS, SALT-RHEUM, SUNBURN, CHAFING, OR ANY ROUGHNESS OF THE SKIN. FIRST USE: 1878.  Filing Date April 11, 1905. (LAST LISTED OWNER) CLAY W. HOLMES NEW JERSEY. ELMIRA, N.Y. REPUBLISHED BY THE FROSTILLA COMPANY INC.,/BUFFALO, N.Y. Renewal 3RD RENEWAL 19651123 Live/Dead Indicator DEAD

1911 Ad for Whittemore Shoe polish, including the French Gloss. Digger

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From: CMacphee

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion for BOY SCOUT JARS

Date: 06-06-2004

Boy Scout camp left jars behind in the forests of north Idaho in the 40's? Common food jars with names on bottom of jars. ABM,  clear,  6 1/2'',  screw top lid rusted,  weathered,  TABLE PRODUCTS,  INC LOS ANGELES TABLE PRODUCTS,  CO. SEATTLE,  WASH GENERAL FOOD PRODUCTS CO. LOS ANGELES Duraglas Where do I go for additional information? Thanks for any time you may give. Glen MacPhee

Your jars appear to be pre-World War II in age.  Possible they contained ones of the products listed below that were registered by the General Food Product Corp. in the 1930-1940s.

Word Mark CRAGMONT Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 032. US 045. G & S: Nonalcoholic Beverages Sold as Soft Drinks. FIRST USE: 19370427. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19370427 Mark Drawing Code (5) WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS IN STYLIZED FORM Serial Number 71436908 Filing Date October 12, 1940 Current Filing Basis 1A Original Filing Basis 1A Registration Number 0385219 Registration Date February 18, 1941

Word Mark TOWN HOUSE Goods and Services (EXPIRED) IC 032. US 046. G & S: CANNED GRAPEFRUIT JUICE FOR FOOD PURPOSES. FIRST USE: 19381006. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19381006 Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING Serial Number 71414006 Filing Date December 19, 1938

Word Mark SLEEPY HOLLOW Goods and Services (EXPIRED) IC 030. US 046. G & S: [ CANDY, ] TABLE SYRUP, [ JELLIES, AND PEANUT BUTTER ]. FIRST USE: 19191111. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19191111 Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING Serial Number 71363754 Filing Date April 15, 1935 Current Filing Basis 1A Original Filing Basis 1A Change In Registration CHANGE IN REGISTRATION HAS OCCURRED Registration Number 0326848 Registration Date August 6, 1935 Owner (REGISTRANT) GENERAL FOOD PRODUCTS CO. CORPORATION CALIFORNIA 1925 EAST VERNON AVENUE LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA

 You will also find a soda made by them: Brim

 Digger

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From: BRANDY SPENCER

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: An old bottle

Date: 06-06-2004

I found this bottle buried under an old tree and was just curios if it was trash or worth keeping?

You have found a real common bottles that many others have also asked about. The amber bottles are embossed around the shoulder and had a black plastic cap.  They contained bleach.  In the late 1950s the Fleecy brand owned by the John Puhl Products Company was purchased and merged with Purex. The Puhl Company was the fourth largest producer of bleach in the US at that time and Purex wanted to move into new geographic areas. the bottles have little value often selling for $1-2 or less. 

December 2000 Questions Ask Digger Digger Odell Publications I have a old fleecy white bottle, the name fleecy white is written on the ... In the late 1950s the Fleecy brand owned by the John Puhl Products Company was ...
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NOVEMBER 2003 QUESTIONS Hi Digger, I am new to your website and found it because I was curious about a brown Fleecy White bottle we found on our 100 year old farm site. ...
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November 2004 QUESTIONS Ask Digger Digger Odell Publications Hi, i found an old fleecy white bottle. It is from the john Puhl products co.in Chicago ill. It is an amber glass 1/2 gallon bottle. ...
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December Questions 1846 John Puhl Product Company, Chicago, IL, "Fleecy White" Brown Jug 1882 Heinz 7 Bottle Thank You. I am not sure if the first item is crockery item or not ...
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June 2001 Questions Ask Digger Digger Odell Publications I have a bottle that is brown 9 inches high and says "Fleecy White" on the top side. On the bottom it says John Puhl Products Co. Chicago Ill.Can you tell ...
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Hi, I was just reading about your Fleecy-White bottles, and I was wondering if you could tell me how much they would be worth. I have 2 of them, ...
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SEPTEMBER 2004 QUESTIONS It is from John Puhl Products Company of Chicago,Ill. On the bottle it says Fleecy White,is Amber colored and has a thumb hole. My husband thinks it some ...
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October 2004 QUESTIONS Ask Digger Digger Odell Publications The other is a bottle called fleecy white, and the other one is a gallon vinegar jar with the Whitehouse itched in the glass. I was excited when I found ...
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From: Dale and Leslie Duren

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Coke bottle found-straight sided clear color

Date: 06-06-2004

Found straight sided clear colored coke bottle in Lufkin,  Texas with "PAT 1912 - 1922 soda water inscribed on it. Small lettering.

You found, not a, Coke bottle, but one the "Flavor Bottles" that was bottled by the Coca Cola Company.  The "REAL" coke bottles must have the words Coca Cola embossed.  Tough to estimate a value without a pix. See also.

August 2000 Questions Ask Digger Digger Odell Publications: It actually was used for various flavors bottled by local Coca-Cola bottlers. These so-called "flavor bottles" were produced in various designs and with a ...
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These Flavor bottles appear to have been made between 1926 and 1936. .... The bottle was was by companies bottling coke but was one of the "flavor" bottles. ...
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From: Robert Morris

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Small Bottle

Date: 06-06-2004

I found a small bottle approx. size 2 1/2 -3 inches tall clear with what appears to be something like hexagon shaped top and bottom rings. It has the words U. S. Patn'd 110034 on the bottom. If you have any info,  please share. Thanks,  Robert Morris

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From: red. cowveri

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Q

Date: 06-06-2004

Hi. I was given a gift by a digger yesterday of a small (~2 1/2") clear glass bottle with a Star of David. In the center are the capital initials "MO" and in the 6 corners of the points of the star are small "x"'s. Do you have any idea what type of bottle this is? Efroim Snyder Brooklyn

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From: red. cowvern

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Q - part 2

Date: 06-06-2004

I forgot to mention that it is from NY and dated from the 1860's. E. Snyder

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From: YRUADINK

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: galliano bottle

Date: 06-06-2004

I have a bottle labeled Liquore Galliano with a spigot and standing in a wire holder. . also has a minuteman on the back. . . . can you roughly tell me the age and value? I would greatly appreciate it. . . ty,  KP in NY

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From: Lorry

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: James B Beam bottle 1948

Date: 06-06-2004

Hi Digger,  I have found two bottles I am interested in finding out about. One is a James B Beam bottle,  the date on the bottom is 1948 and D-334 and 3478 are also on the bottom along with a symbol that I have no idea what it is called it is 4/5 quart in size. The other bottle is a 16 oz Higgins American Drawing Ink bottle,  fluted at the top for a stopper and ribbed at the bottom. On the bottom is an A circled along with the name. Thanks for your time. Lorry

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From: ROSS GUSCIGLIO

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottes

Date: 06-06-2004

I found a botte that says on it Dr. T. A. SLOCUM LIMITED 179 KING ST. W TRONTO CAN PAYCHINE THE GREATEST OF ALL TONICS. Look on the web found little about thye botte wondering if it is worth anything thanks ross.

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From: Dave and Martha Wilborn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 06-06-2004

Hello. Would you have the time to reply to a question I have regarding a bottle? It has a stopper of cork with a glass top to the cork. The seam does not go to the top of the bottle and the neck area is not perfectly straight. It is a 1/2 pint and has a partial label that indicates it is Rye Whiskey,  bottle by a company in Big Timber,  Montana. Do you have nay idea of its age or its value? Many thanks if you have the time. Dave Wilborn

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From: Ann Farr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Frank Farr Bottle

Date: 07-06-2004

I recently purchased a bottle from EBay and the seller had no information about the history. I have looked on the internet but have had no luck so I am hoping you may know or can direct me where to find it. I am attaching a picture but the words are not very clear so I will list the details. Thanks in advance for your help. Ann PS. Your web site is great! It looks like it is about a 12 ounce bottle there are no size markings on it. There is no markings on the bottom It has a seam down each side The front is embossed with: REGISTERED across the upper front Below that in an embossed circle is: FRANK FARR MIDDLETOWN CONN The inside of the top is fairly small but it looks like it my have had a stopper of some sort There is no writing on the back

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From: Aloaha Sheffield

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: 1 Gallon Bottles

Date: 07-06-2004

I recently purchased these bottles at a thrift shop & don't know where to find any information on them . Can you help me out on who would have used them or anything about them. Thanks Aloaha Sheffield

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From: Pioneer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 07-06-2004

I found a blob top torpedo bottle,  embossed with norrish and co. notting hill london genuine superior aerated waters. Can't find any information on this bottle could you please help. . . Thank You,  Gary McClain

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From: Kenneth Gerber

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: green bottle

Date: 07-06-2004

Hi,  My parents have a bottle that was my great-grandmother's. It is green in color. . . tall neck (total height about 14 inches) on a round base of about 7 inches across with a height of about 5 inches. The neck looks like the leg of an eagle with the taloned toes spread apart about 1/2 of the way down the outside of the 'bowl' at the bottom. Is it a wine bottle? Thank you so much,  Ann ===== -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: D. Berg's

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle identification help!

Date: 07-06-2004

Dear digger,  any help with this bottle would be greatly appreciated (ie-age & value if any). I bought from estate sale 7 years ago and was told,  by a lady who of which was approx. 40 years old,  that it was her grandmother's. But she had no idea of the age. Please see

Attachments of pics. Color: blue aqua onion shaped applied lip w/carved notch for pouring seam stops at shoulder but is "smeary" not definite seam looks to be seam ½" from the bottom of bottle,  going around the bottle "stretch marks" on neck & throughout glass blob seal affixed which has a kings? Face in 3-d like whittled/bubbles throughout glass large kick-up ~9 in. Tall,  7 ½ - 8" diameter,  ~1in. Kick-up the bottom has a "dimple" look and feel to IT. NO DAMAGE & NO MARKINGS OTHER THAN THE SEAL. THANKS SO MUCH! DONNA BERG

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From: Granyberg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Overholt Whiskey Bottle

Date: 07-06-2004

Digger,  I have an old Bottled in Bond Old Overholt Streight Rye Whiskey Bottle. It is unopened in Mint condition. Can you tell me how old it is and how much it is worth? It has a company red seal over the top of a green tax stamp. Thanks so much,  Mary Lou Berg

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From: KimAndTricia1ct

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle?

Date: 07-06-2004

Dear Digger Odell,  I have a bottle someone gave me. Im not sure where they got it. It measures around 18 inches around and 14 inches tall. It is dark brown/amber. With a black plastic screw top. It has a paper label on it. It says nu-kleenzit company,  solution whitens clothes gently,  a scientifically balanced solution for home-laundry-hotel. Contents approx. one gallon. Atlanta Ga. Where it is made. Any help would be appreciated like its value or anything else. Thanks Tricia

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From: Katt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Large bottle

Date: 07-06-2004

Hi,  This jug or bottle I just got came from my Grandma's farm out of the barn it is about 12-14 inches clear/plain glass has a wooden handle and a wood stopper on the bottom it has the number 10. Any idea? Thank You Kathy Pool ---

 

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From: Donna Gun

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Age of this bottle?

Date: 08-06-2004

Dear Digger,  I dug up an older Pepsi-Cola bottle in my yard today,  and would like to find out the age of it. I have had no luck whatsoever trying to find it on the net. It is and 8 oz. bottle,  seams on two sides,  red and white painted label,  that reads : Sparkling Pepsi-Cola around it. Lower part of the neck has 6 PEPSI COLA rectangles that read up,  that are formed with the glass. On the bottom of the bottle,  are the numbers; 14 B 59,  then a square in the middle with an N inside of it. Then without turning the bottle,  still on the bottom it shows 6. I am interested in finding out the age of this bottle. We have an old bottle collection,  this is the first Pepsi-Cola one we have. Thank you,  Donna

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From: Jerry & Betty Davis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 08-06-2004

Hello Digger,  I have a "bottle" for lack of a better word,  that I purchased while living in Indonesia. It has D/C emblem on front. My Indonesian maid detested this bottle and kept putting it inside the cabinet! I believe the bottle was made by Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie that went out of business in the 1800's I think. I can't find any info on it other than a book Krakratau Revisited and it has this identical emblem on one of the pages. She said the d/c stood for "Dutch Company" and of course they didn't like the Dutch very much. I am very curious if you know anything about this bottle and if you will please reply I would greatly appreciate it. If you have a book that has this in it I would like to purchase it. The bottle is a bluish gray ,  about 10 inches tall with a long narrow neck. Thanks so much. Betty O. Davis

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From: Geneandbetty3cs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 08-06-2004

scotty and larry beverages Sheffield alabama property of 7/up 61/2 oz.

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From: Richard Young ESKT1224peoplepc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Open pontil medicine question

Date: 09-06-2004

Hi Digger,  My buddy and I recently dug an open pontil medicine that we can't find any info on except that it is listed in you book as advertised in 1845. It says REYNOLDS INDIAN COLAGOGUE NEW YORK. Do you have any idea on the rarity and value of this bottle? Thanks for any help. Tim Young

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From: Mike Esposito m.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Looking for help to find a bottle

Date: 09-06-2004

Digger,  Thank you so much,  in advance,  for any help you can give me. I am looking for a whiskey bottle from BOARDMAN's in Boston. My understanding is that the company owner,  Earl Boardman,  was a whisky bootlegger during Pohibition here in Massachusetts. His brother Earl Boardman was a famous aviator in the league of Earhardt and Lindberg. He died in a crash in the late 30s during a Trans America air race. I believe he was the first for the Paris to Istanbul flight. Anyway,  after Prohibition,  Earl went legal again and sold wholesale and retail beer and spirits,  etc. He had a scotch/whiskey that he sold under his own label. The label has a drawing of plane circling the globe and the caption: "Boardman's Above All". We surmise in honor of his deceased brother. I had found one on eBay ($5) and had placed it on the shelf in my garage. It was to be a birthday present for a friend who is the grandson of Earl Boardman. Can you guess---it got thrown out!!!! I should not have waited for the birthday to roll around,  but given it to him straightaway. Since last July,  I have been searching since on eBay but no hits. Am now turning to collectors,  and experts like yourself to see if I can find one or get a lead to someone. My friend is now 67 and his birthday is a few months away. He has never seen a bottle himself,  so it was a thrilling day for me when I found the first one. Can you help? Any ideas where I can look for another bottle. Thank you,  Mike Michael A.

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From: Todd Goodyear

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pre-1900 Bitters / original contents

Date: 10-06-2004

Hello Digger,  Recent construction at my house unearthed a "Dr. Baxter's Mandrake Bitter's Lord Bros Proprietors Burlington VT" I have found the same bottle on Ebay,  but my bottle still has the contents. The cork is intact but has decayed. How much more valuable is this bottle? Todd Goodyear

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From: Brayell Hanson

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Javex jug

Date: 09-06-2004

Open the

Attachment You will find a brown and a clear glass jug. The Brown Jug is the jug me and some friends found out at my new farm. It has the word "Javex" Ingraved on the side,  It has a price tag that says "$1. 50",  It was made in 1930-1960 and the lid says "Javex" to. I would like to no "How much I could sell this bottle for in Canadian Dollars?" I really Hope you can find the answer. Please send your answer back to  Thank You And GoodBye

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From: Erik Willett

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 09-06-2004

Hi,  I found a clear glass bottle. It looks rather old. Near the top of the bottle it says 14 oz. then underneath in capital letters is written VAR-NE-SIS. The bottle has a seam on both sides. The seam line is not perfectly centered. The glass is rather thick and the bottle is heavy. It was found in Lebanon,  Connecticut. Can you tell me more about the bottle's origin and its possible value? Joe J.

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From: matt

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question Regarding Old Crows Foot Creme De Menthe Bottle

Date: 09-06-2004

My name is Matt and I am from Kentucky and I found your email address online and wanted to see if you could help me out with the value of an old Crème De Menthe bottle that belonged to my dad?s Great Great Aunt. I included pictures of the bottle. I have had it for a while and I just wanted to see if you knew how much or knew someone that could tell me how much this bottle is worth. It appears to be a normal bottle being swallowed by a crows foot from the lip to the belly of the bottle? Please email me back with any information,  it would be greatly appreciated. -matt

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From: louis bik

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hi!

Date: 10-06-2004

Hi! my name is louie i have a bottle that read's Noonan's Hair petrole rec. u. s. pat. off. t. noonan& sons co. boston mass. made in u. s. a at the bottom of the bottle it has a number 6 or 9 it has a metal top and in the middle you can pull the top up and the liquid will come out can you help me on this . please can you get back to me thank you.

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From: W. Michael Smith micksmith2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10-06-2004

Hi,  I didn't find the category that seems to fit my bottle,  so need some basic help. Here's description: Molded on front of the bottle: ?St. Patrick?s Lourdes PL. Mgr. Laurence LOURDES WATER? It has water in the bottle at a depth 1 5/8 inches -cork in tact,  but disintegrating 10 1/8 inches tall 7 inches at widest I am attaching a photo. I'd appreciate guidance on where to go to get information about age,  value,  etc. Thanks,  W. Michael Smith 200 Colgana Drive Saint Simons Island,  GA 31522

 

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From: John Gurwell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: four server top bottle

Date: 11-06-2004

czechoslovakia bottle what is it or worth. found in forest in swisher iowa

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From: Brian and Marisa's E-mail

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Opener

Date: 11-06-2004

Hello,  I just purchased a bottle opener from a thrift store because I thought it cute and unique. I'm not sure if you specialize in bottle openers as well as bottles,  but thought you might be able to lead me in the right direction about finding out more on this cute little opener. It has the following imprinted on it,  FRANKFURT DISTILLERS COPR. - N. Y. Thank you in advance! Marisa

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From: RCKreider

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle found while tending garden

Date: 11-06-2004

My father-in-law found the following bottle while tilling his garden in Lancaster County PA. Clear 1-3/4 inches tall flask shaped smooth bottom round lip and mold seam ends before the lip One side reads: C I HOOD & CO USA LOWELL MASS Other side reads: HOOD'S PILLS DOSE 1 TO 4 CURE LIVER ILLS I would characterize its condition as Mint or Perfect. What can you tell me about this particular bottle? Thank You! Randy Kreider Elizabethtown,  PA

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From: Willia Townsley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wine decanters

Date: 11-06-2004

I have three wine decanters still sealed with the wine in them. The horse head is 10 inches tall with made in Italy 1969 Borghini pressed into the bottom. The fruit in the basket decanter has a coat of arms with leaves on each side pressed into the bottom. A crude D is also pressed into the bottom. The third decanter {not shown} is round and covered with an old world map with a large round stopper,  also old world. the top of the bottle has a tag that says Italia Marchio Nazionale ,  also a label Vino ToscanoTuscan red table wine produced and bottled in Italy by POGGIEROSI{?} These belonged to my parents and I would be very interested in finding out about them. Hope you can help. Thanks so much,  Willa

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From: End62489

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Reynolds Indian Colagogue

Date: 11-06-2004

Hey Digger,  I'm not surprised that you know them. My buddy has talked with them. They must have dug some killer stuff over the years. The thing that gets me is that they sold it all. I can't understand why someone would dig all those pits and sell everything. I am kind of a local history buff and would just love to see some of the stuff they have dug in Lexington. The bottle is 7 1/8 inches tall,  about 2 3/4 inches across the front and 1 1/2 inches wide. Thanks again,  Tim Young

 

 

From: End

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Reynolds Indian Colagogue

Date: 09-06-2004

Hey Digger,  This is Tim Young,  I sent you an email about the Reynolds Indian Colagogue bottle. There is very little stain and a minor chip on the base that is a result of the pontil. The bottle is a little over 7 inches tall,  about 2 3/4 inches across and 1 1/2 inches wide. The embossing is weak but still readable. There are no noticeable scratches. Attached are a few photos. It was found in central KY,  in my first pontiled pit and is my first pontiled medicine. My buddy and I figured it was somewhat rare because we couldn't find info on it anywhere but your book. When you say it is very rare does that mean there are only a handful of others known to exist? Would it date to 1845 or was it made for several years? I am just curious what makes it so rare. I can't promise I will sell it but if the price is right I just might. Thanks,  Tim

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From: J. Wood

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion Kermott C. W. 1850's

Date: 11-06-2004

Hi: My name is Jeff Wood. I found an old bottle. I am trying to get information as to the history of this Canada West bottle. I have been told by a few collectors that it is very rare. It has LONDON C. W. on one side and KERMOTT & Co on another side. It is an iron pontil possibly graphite pontil. Could I send pictures to you of this bottle?

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From: Duncan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hi Digger

Date: 12-06-2004

Hi Digger I have a old Girolamo Luxardo Italy Cherry Wine Bottle with wine still sealed do you know what the value could be or where I could Find out.

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From: Blake Saville

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Please identify these bottles

Date: 12-06-2004

I have some bottles I would like you to take a look at and see if they are worth anything? We have a whole crate of them in good condition. We live in South Australia and the bottles are from Philadelphia. Hope you can help. Regard's Blake Saville

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From: JUDIGIL

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: rose colored violin bottle

Date: 12-06-2004

Found in an old house basement in 1954. No markings. 9 1/2" tall 5 1/2'" wide. neck is 2 1/4 inches w/ a 1/2 " lip. Has a clear glass base 3 1/2 by 1 3/4 inches. 2 seams that run opposite each other on each side. Seam stops below the lip and does not run thru the clear base. Bottle is in excellent condition. Cannot find in any of the books I have seen. Does it have any value?

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From: Lisa & Jim

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glass bottles

Date: 12-06-2004

I found a glass bottle with Sunset Bottling Works,  San Antonio Texas. Just wondering if you can give us a time line for it and really any info. Thanks. Jim Gavitt

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From: Sam cdttruckingb

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 12-06-2004

Digger,  I have a soda water bottle,  on it it has property of coca cola bottle company. It is 6 fluid oz,  round. Dated July 1st,  1926. Stars are stamped in the glass all the way around the bottle,  and on the bottom it has a C with a circle around it and Wooster OH on it. Would you know of it value? Thanks for any info you can give me.

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From: Sam cdttrucking

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 12-06-2004

Hi it's me with another bottle,  what is the age and value of a blue ball mason quart jar with a number 13 stamped on the bottom? Thanks again,  sam

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From: Brad Noack

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pre-Chicago Fire Champaign Bottle

Date: 12-06-2004

Hello Sir,  I recently found a bottle (picture attached) which was buried 20 ft. below Columbus Drive and Roosevelt Road near Chicago's lakefront. If my history is correct this portion of Chicago did not exist before the Great Chicago Fire of 1871,  it was "created" by pushing the wreckage and remains onto Lake Michigan's coast. I would assume,  therefore,  that my bottle pre-dates 1871. It is a 1/2 liter bottle,  emerald green,  and about 10" tall with a leather label. The label says "Veuve Clicquot P. Dry" on one side and the other side has the famous V. C. P. anchor seal and says "Marques Deposee" and something else that is illegible. I believe the mouth is seamless and the base is pontiled (nearly 2 inches) and is concaving outward at the deepest point. There are no rough edges anywhere on the bottle. Could you please tell me if the bottle is indeed a pre-1871 piece,  or even older maybe? Is it rare to find a French imported bottle from this era? Is it valuable? If you have any history on the bottle,  like how it got to Chicago,  please let me know. Thank you in advance!

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From: ruff3.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pyrex baby bottle

Date: 12-06-2004

Hey Digger,  I have a Pyrex glass baby bottle. It has the word Pyrex embossed vertically and horizontally on the bottle. Around the bottom part of the bottle the embossing says-58N T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. It is about six and a half inches tall with a round bottom about two and one eighth inches in diameter. The mouth is about one inch outside diameter and five eighths inside diameter. It looks similar to an old soda bottle. The base has MADE IN USA on the very bottom. The sides are hexagon shaped. It is clear and in excellent condition. I would like to know the age,  value,  and history if possible. Thank you Don

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From: William J Spence

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 12-06-2004

We just simply wanted to know if you could tell us the value of two bottles of Casa Vento Chianti Wine would be? The bottles are extremely unique and are in an odd shape. They are Vintage 1975 and are both unopened. They are floor size bottles,  one being about 4ft. tall with fish going up the stem getting smaller as they go as if they were eating each other. The other bottle is about 3ft. tall and the base resembles a snail that has come out of its shell. Any help you could give us in this matter would be greatly appreciated. They were imported from Italy by Vento Wine Import,  Inc. . . . . . . Cleveland,  OH as Sole USA Agents. Both bottles are green. Thanks,  Bill

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From: Kyle Waters  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 12-06-2004

I was looking around for a bottle I got,  and found a match on your site. It was in your December 1999 questions,  and it was a question about a J. Tune & sons bottle. The lady said it was London,  yes it was London,  but London,  Ontario,  Canada. You also said you date the bottle from 1900-1917 or so,  but J. Tune and sons operated in London from 1885-1895,  so the bottle would have to be from that period( Im guessing). My bottle is 8 1/8" tall and is embossed length wise(sideways) on the bottle J. TUNE & SON with TRADE MARK and the picture of a deer or a elk in the middle,  under that it says LONDON,  ONT on the bottom of the bottle it has a deer or elk emblem again,  I hope you can help me find a price on this. I got this bottle for free when I bought a english codd stopper bottle at a garage sale for $10 canadian for the both. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: mutz06

To: Jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Grand Dad 114 Proof

Date: 13-06-2004

Good Morning I purchased a box of "stuff" from a estate auction. In the box was a unopened bottle of Old Grand Dad Special Edition 114 Proof,  and some cans of Buddy Beer. On the back of the bottle of Grand dad,  it said Lot 1. It has a Gold Label unlike any I have seen. I'm sorry I don't have a picture to send you. I wanted to know if this bottle had any value at all. I have looked in the inter-net but I was unable to locate anything about it. Thank you

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From: Cmplsoup

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: LIQUOR DECANTER BOTTLE

Date: 13-06-2004

I have a collection of different decanter bottles. How do i go about finding out how much they are worth ,  if any,  and how i go about selling them? Some still have liquer in them,  while most all have the original label. Thank you for your help. Sharon campbell

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From: suzi garrett

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 13-06-2004

Hi Digger,  I have a bottle my Dad gave me years ago. Its empty but it looks like an old Scotch bottle,  Its about a foot tall and has a little scottish man in a kilt that goes around in circles to the music box. I'm not sure what the song is it plays. Could you tell me anything about it. Thank you. Susan

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From: Karen K Reeve

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 13-06-2004

Hi Digger,  Interesting site! I am wondering if you could help me with information on this bottle and possibly the value or where to look for info. and value information. I've attached pictures. They are not the best but what I have at this time. I have a chance to purchase this bottle,  but would like to have an idea of the value to be sure I'm not being over charged. I collect coke items,  but any bottles I now own ( from late 50's to early70 s) I got because my dad owned a groc. store,  so have not had to price any before now. I would however love to add this new find to my collection as it is much older than anything I have. Would appreciate any help in finding an approx. value. I know there are a lot of variables,  but a general range would be helpful. It is a straightsided coke bottle. Coca-Cola in script is embossed at mid body,  Columbia,  S. C. is above base. Bottom is embossed 1442,  B. It is dirty but other wise I believe the condition is good. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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From: risser

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOTTLES

Date: 13-06-2004

I recently was at a flea market that had alot of old bottles shaped like some of the states. Are they worth anything?? Thank you brenda

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From: Cyndy Stout

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I Dream Of Jeannie

Date: 13-06-2004

Hello,  I have an antique bottle that used to be a wine bottle found in my great grandmother's home. It resembles the one that was on the show I Dream Of Jeannie and has some sort of writing on the bottom. I did not know how much it was worth and was curious to find out. If you know I would love to hear from you thank you very much. Cyndy Stout

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From: Dennis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 13-06-2004

I have a bottle,  light green in color,  12 inches tall. embossed on the bottle is a circle with GREEN SEAL SELECT around 2/3rds of the circle,  with an elk or moose head inside a smaller circle inside the circle with the lettering (does that make sense). The bottom of the bottle has BUCKEYE BOTTLING WORKS,  TOLEDO,  O. Along the base of the bottle is stamped PURE AND WITHOUT DRUGS OR POISON. Any information you could give me on this would be appreciated. Thanks Dennis

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From: batjoyce

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1981 COMMORATIVE BOTTLE 12 YR BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKEY GIVEN TO INVITED

Date: 14-06-2004

Guests at marriage of prince of wales i have one of the above that has never been out of the box and i am getting ready to take to antiques roadshow to have them evaluate for me; however,  i cannot seem to find anyone who has ever seen this and was wondering if you would be so good as to verify same exists and the approximate value and to send me paper saying same at 5647 cortez cove #2,  Memphis,  TN 38115 USA. Thank you so much for any information you can give me. Batjoyce

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From: John Jacob

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Decanter

Date: 14-06-2004

My wife got this at a yard sale. It stands a little over 10 inches tall and has a seashell theme. The top has a small artificial rose inside. The only markings on the bottom are 'Canada' and '1'. ---

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From: mutz06

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Old Grand Dad 114 Proof

Date: 14-06-2004

Thank you for responding Do you think this is worth something because it is a special addition? I was wondering if this was a specific bottle because it said "Special Edition" on the front. I guess I'm wondering about more than the bottle. Thx

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From: donald a goar

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: May 20, 1937 Kahlua

Date: 14-06-2004

Hi,  Our neighbor found this bottle of Kahlua,  its un-opened. . Safe to drink? Or should we sell it? How much to ask if we decide to sell. Thanks,  Don

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From: Mark Grendahl b-e.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 14-06-2004

Hi,  I just purchased a bottle that has the following embossed on it "WYCKOFF & Cos with a Star in the middle plus the words UNION BLUING. It's been blown with seams going up to the shoulder. Any idea of a value? It's in a light Aqua. Thanks for any help Mark Grendahl

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From: Helen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1936 tonic water bottles

Date: 14-06-2004

Have you any idea what English tonic water bottles (used in India) looked like in 1936? I'm researching this for the production of a play and would be most grateful for any information. Thank you. Helen Machin-Smith

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From: Erin Boudreau

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 14-06-2004

Hi Digger,  My name is Erin and I have purchased an 11 . 5 " amber/ brown bottle ,  4 sided,  4" wide a 1"neck with lipped opening markings on the bottom are F. Stearns & Co design no 7 patent april 20 98 Can you tell me anything about it? Is it worth anything? Thank you for your time in advance. erin boudreau of stratford ontario canada

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From: Christopher R. Moewes-Bystrom

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Benedictine

Date: 15-06-2004

I saw this post on your website but couldn't tell if there was a response or if you just reply directly to people. I have this very same bottle from my grandfather’s estate and am trying to put a year on it. There doesn’t seem to be any date on it anywhere so I was researching the importer and looking into the format of the serial number on the tax stamp. Thanks

 

From: al blastfromthepast To Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 07-02-2004

Hello Digger,  Trying to get a value for this unopened bottle of BENEDICTINE and its age. The tax stamp is for Julius Wile Sons & Co. Inc. NEW YORK,  N. Y. The Blue sticker on the neck reads SOLE AGENTS FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERIICA Julius WILE sons and Co. Inc. NEW YORK. On the reverse side of the bottle as apart of the bottle is BENEDICTINE in large letters and above this is MARQUE DEPOSEE in small letters. The bottom is concaved at least 1 1/2" and there ar several markings: 70,  5,  looks like a tear drop with an s in the center,  a raised small bump,  and in the center furthest depth of the concave is a single Line or dash or one about 1/4" long. On each side of the bottle there is a + mark or cross located at the middle of the height near the futher base of the neck and exactly opposite each other on what looks like the seems. 23/32 quarts 86 proof. Color is dark green. I can not find any breaks in the seal or indications of opening at all. Any help will be appreciated. Al Wall

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From: Corrine

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Vintage avon child perfume bottle

Date: 15-06-2004

Hello. My name is Corrine & I remember having a few (I believe it was avon) child perfume bottles when i was younger,  around 1976. They were chubby little girls with the oversized wide head as the lid & they represented different cultures. I have never seen them again. Have you come across anything like this & is it Avon?

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From: ty oliver

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle ?

Date: 15-06-2004

Hi while fishing a river near my house at the location of an old ferry landing i found a couple of bottles and was curious about them. One is a clear half pint bottle front has half pint embossed with the maine seal maine seal has what looks like a L with the number 52 inside of it. the L52 also repeated at bottom front of bottle. bottom has a circle with the number 7 in it. seam ends just before lipn of bottle. another bottle i found has a circle with the words The Spot Bottle embossed inside it. arrows of variuos length embossed around base pointing up. Also has Federal Law Forbids Sale or Reuse of this Bottle embossed on front bottom has Pat App For R174 12-8 embossed on bottom. appears to be made to lay on its back. about 9" tall 4" wide 1. 5" through. And last and smallest at about 2-2. 5" tall. x . 75 " x. 75" with Dr. Kings New Life Pills embossed on one side chicago usa on another and H. E. bucklen & co on the remainder. Thanks Ty

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From: steve cumiskey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bitters Bottle

Date: 15-06-2004

Hello,  I hope that you can help me. I have a lite amber bitters bottles bottle that says Geo. Benz and sons appetine bitters on it. It has a patent on the bottom. I cant find a value or a rarity on this bottle. I know it is a sample bottle because it is only 5 inches high or so. Hope you can help. Thank you. Steve Cumiskey ,  Columbus,  Ohio. ---------------------------------

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From: GoFishBeeman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: need help here

Date: 15-06-2004

i have and old bottle i dug up a couple years ago,  it a Sqeeze bottle im thinking from th marks on the bottom from 1957 and made in Olean NY but im not sure,  any way im wondering the value if you can help me out

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From: crowellz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: value of bottle

Date: 15-06-2004

I have a Coka Cola bottle that is 6 oz. The base says Greenville,  SC. The lower half of the bottle has 18L40 written on it. PAT'D-105529. The color is light green. It was found in Pelzer,  S. C. Please send me any information on this bottle. I also have other bottles. Zane Crowell

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From: DIFRANCESCO ADELE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gallagher & Co

Date: 16-06-2004

Hi,  My son was recently given a bottle found by an electric company worker while digging in the Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania area. The bottle is green in color and has the name of "Gallagher & Co" on one side of it,  and a big "G" encircling "& CO" on the other side. There seems to have been a cork with a wire attached,  but it has disintegrated in the bottle. The bottle is now sitting on the windowsill. Can you tell me if this is an item I should be taking better care of? Thanks for your time,  Adele Philadelphia,  PA.

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From: Cartersmileyss

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 16-06-2004

how much wud a 1818 ste pierre smirnoff Fls 750ml vodka bottle b worth?

 

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From: theresa sexton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: goffe

Date: 16-06-2004

hello there, can you tell me how old a bottle is and what it is ive put in a pic its a bit big though,  i cant get the pictures any smaller so im sorry about the  use of your memory,  i would be grateful if you could help me as this is the first of my collection found at a boot sale for 50p, also can you tell me which collectors site  would be best for me to join, kind regards, tez

 

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From: mike vijuk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle with an Angel picture

Date: 16-06-2004

Hi Sir Digger,  I just found and cleaned a bottle with a picture of an angel in the glass (no paper label) labeled Tade Mark and Indianapolis Brewing Co. Bottom says Root B. I can't find information relating to this. Is it worth anything? Thanks

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From: Erica Hazard

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: patented bottle,  can you help tell em what it is er was??

Date: 16-06-2004

Hi,  i have a bottle i found while i was diving in Rhode Island. It was at a old hospital site that was busy during the wars that hit our east coast. It is clear with some air bubbles in it,  it also has 2 seems on the side and a solid top. Looks to me like it was corked. There is a name on it of CARTER'S all in caps like that. the Patent date on the bottom on bottle says FEB 14-99 its way too old to me 1999. . . It is in pretty great shape as its been in the ocean for so long. Any help would be great Thanks --==Josh==--

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From: Patrick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: J. A. Lomax cobalt Hutchinson?

Date: 17-06-2004

Hello Mr. Odell,  I recently acquired what I think is a J. A. Lomax cobalt Hutchinson. I was wondering if you could give me some information on the company and the bottle. I have not been able to find a bottle that matches its description in the bottle books I have checked. Any information would greatly be appreciated. Thank you Pat

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 Atwood Med Bottle

From: Sandy Taylor

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Value and History of Atwood Bottle

Date: 17-06-2004

I have a L. F. Atwood bottle which is clear glass standing 7" tall with an "applied square band" mouth (I believe). It is in good condition,  but has no labeling. The base is embossed with LF Atwood in a circular fashion with the LF in large letters in the center surrounded by ATWOOD. Also,  the numbers 0 inside a square over 61 are placed at the bottom of the base. The top of the bottle is embossed with "H H HAY CO. " Druggist on one side and "SELLING ACTS" on the other. Evidently,  Atwood is known for jaundice bitters and the Hay Co. was the druggist. However,  can you please tell me what "selling acts" means and is there any value to this bottle at all? Thanks for such a great website!!!!!!! Sandy of Pensacola

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From: Chickthatstick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Louis Taussic whiskey bottle

Date: 17-06-2004

Hi Digger,  I have a bottle that belonged to my husband's grandfather. We assume it once contained whiskey. The words Lois Taussic & CO San Francisco with a logo are embossed on the bottle. It has a hole in the bottom,  two stones(?),  and many bubbles. I would appreciate if you could give me some information on this bottle,  including approximate value. Thank you.

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From: Chickthatstickscs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Louis Taussic whiskey bottle

Date: 19-06-2004

I took some more pictures. I also read your article. I'm fairly sure it is a tooled top. Thank you for all your help. It is greatly appreciated.

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From: Deadra Henson  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: walker whiskey bottle from Kilmarnock Scotland

Date: 17-06-2004

Hi,  I recently visited Saint Andrews by the Sea in New Brunswick Canada. I found on the beach (buried deep in the sand and mud)a Walker whiskey bottle from Kilmarnock Scotland dated 1809. It is pale green. It also had the glass stopper with cork in the top of it. The stopper had a chip on it,  but the bottle is complete with not chips. It is hand blown. Do I have a treasure? The townspeople said it was quite a "find"! -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Fast Solutions -

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Little Green Bottle

Date: 17-06-2004

Hi there Digger Bottle is 165cm tall,  65cm wide (including face),  actual bottle wide 42cm Could you please tell me where from and how old/rare this bottle is. Embossed letters under sun on reverse side,  very hard to read,  possible "HRAWAL" or "HRASAL" - a bit of a family dispute on the forth letter. from Maarten cheers .

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From: Sara_Bartelsnps.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Information

Date: 17-06-2004

I found a bottle which on the bottom had this information: Table Products 3694 Reg. Cal (Unsure if that is correct because it was hard to see) Los Angeles Thanks for any information. Sara Bartels-Park Ranger Arches National Park

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From: beary_01  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: flask?

Date: 17-06-2004

I have an 8 inch flask with no embossing or label on it. It has round collar with a lower bevel for a mouth. It is rounded off as it comes down from the neck. The seam goes from the large circle on the bottom of the base to the mouth. You can see where the lip was put on and you lose the seam about half inch from the lip on one side. No embossing on the bottom at all either. I heard the color of it is rare for a flask. It is citron. Could you give me an estimated value on this bottle? Thank You for your time Chris

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From: Chris Dziepak

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: grape shape bottle

Date: 18-06-2004

Hello,  I thank you for taking the time to read this. Anyway,  I'm so glad I found you. I was aimlessly searching for a bottle and them I came across a question someone had asked you back in 2000. My great-grandmother left behind an old bottle of wine,  and now I to have the bottle in the shape of grapes. And amazingly,  mine also contains the original wine. I could not find any conclusion to the question so any information you could lend me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much. Chris

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From: David Matthew Harrison David. Matthew.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old bottle found. . .

Date: 18-06-2004

Hi Digger,  My partner,  Karen,  has found an old bottle in her loft,  the details on it are as follows: Colour - green. size - approximately one pint. Aylesbury stamped on it which runs vertically up the bottle. Manufactured - Apparently 1903 as that is also on the bottle. Stamped with J Kilner & Sons (makers) but also has North & Randall (Wakefield) on it. We think it is unusual because it has a marble in it,  though it looks as though the neck has been cut off and then replaced to get the marble into the bottle,  we can't say for definite that is the case. Would you like a . jpg of it? Cheers David Matthew Harrison -

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From: Peggy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jim Beam Liquor Cars

Date: 18-06-2004

I have inherited 25 Jim Beam Liquor cars. Enclosed is a list of them. I was wondering if they are worth anything? Thanks for any help you can give me. Peggy

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From: GRock0000S

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Please help find this Bottle!

Date: 18-06-2004

Hay Digger,  hope you can help! This one is about 3",  it's more like a jar,  it has no neck. It's round about an inch in diameter,  brown colored with a screw top the is rusted shut. There is a liquid inside. I'm guessing it's a triple seem. It goes around the bottom,  up bolt sides to the top then around a small lip. The bottom has a symbol like a large 0 with a diamond going horizontally through it. A 7 on the left,  A 5 on the right and a 12. under it. I'm guessing it may mean 12oz. It was found in Connecticut in my yard when I was digging holes. It's the only one I found so far,  and I hope you can tell me what it may be and how old it is. Please RSVP at Grockoooos Thanks for the time. G. Schempp.

 

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From: adele pollis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 18-06-2004

Hi. I am trying to find out more about a bottle we found in our attic. It has no seam,  has an open pontil,  smooth lip and is medium amber in color. The bottle is labeled "Pure Bay Rum,  Weeks & Potter,  Boston Mass U. S. A. " Do you know where I can find out more? Thanks very much. Adele

From: Rhonda Foehlinger

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 18-06-2004

Digger We found an old bottle in good shape. We are wondering if there is any value to it. Prof Low's Magnetic Liniment Philada It is greenish. Thanks Rhonda

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From: Coxandilc08

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date: 18-06-2004

I am looking for information on small 3 1/2 inch bottles; all brown looking. (I am illerate when it comes to colors). Three bottles have "Alancasters indian vegetable Jaundice bitters/ Col. Sam Johnson Proprietor Pic Hmond. VA 1852. Bottom of these three say Wheaton but I cannot find any information from your other web site about reproductions regarding these. Two other bottles I have read about in previous msgs; however,  they were about bigger bottles and not made in Taiwan. Straus? Wullers Elixir about the whole Golden Life of health. . . " I am really just curious about them since I got them from my Grandmother. THank you!

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From: Coxandilc08

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Update

Date: 18-06-2004

I e-mailed earlier about Alancasters bottles-Only one bottle Wheaton; while the other two say Made in Taiwan. They are all round with 12 sides. Two from Taiwan when held up to the light are purple and lighter than the one that is reddish with Wheaton on it. THank you for any help.

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From: Lostcity5th

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dose cups

Date: 18-06-2004

Digger,  I recently bought a small collection of Dose Cups and was wondering if you know of any reference books on them. Here is a short list of a few if it helps. 1. SODIPHENE ALKALINE-GERMICIDE 2. THE DR. PERKINS MEDICAL CO. WASHINGTON 3. THOMPSON PHOSPHATE CO CHICAGO WILD CHERRY 4. HEPALAX CLEVELAND,  O. 5. DUFFY'S PURE WHISKEY A MEDICINE this one is shaped like a spoon with a curled handle. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,  Greg Hoglin

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From: James Burmesch

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hutchinson - pabst bottle cap barrel

Date: 19-06-2004

I have 2 - W. H. Hutchinson and son barrels that where probably used to ship caps to Pabst brewing company. Can you give me any information on them? James Burmesch .

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From: Chanda Spenrath

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BIG bottle

Date: 19-06-2004

Dear Digger,  I saw the below e-mail on your website. I have the same bottle as Brian Thomas and was wanting to know the same things. . is it worth anything where is it from etc. Thanks -Chanda Spenrath --Corpus Christi TX "I have an antique jug made in 1940 it's glass and inscriped in the middle are these letters "mcagstd",  the jug is 13 gallons and very large. Can you tell me what it is,  and tell me where I can see pictures of it at. Thank You P. S. I would also like to know the value of it and where it came from. Thanks Brian Thomas"

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From: Brad Phillips

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle initials

Date: 19-06-2004

I found the bottom of a round,  brown glass bottle with initials F. H. C. W. and the number '1' below. Goggle searches found no references to those initials. This was found in what was likely a 1800's railroad workers camp site near Glenwood Springs Colorado. Thanks for any help. Brad Phillips,  Rapid City SD.

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From: ron scheel  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 19-06-2004

I have a 7oz clear glass bottle with italicized lettering,  in cursive. . '' carbonated '' on 2 sides of the shoulder of the bottle,  under that is the name. . . '' SILVER SPRINGS BOTTLING CO. '' ,  on the sides and all the way around the body of the bottle are vertical lines about 3/8'' wide and stop about 1'' from the bottom,  under that is the name '' ORTONVILLE MINNESOTA ''. . . . on the bottom it says 7oz. . . . z 97 6 and a triangle with the letter R inside. . . . . . . . . is this enough information for you to tell me what I have and a possible value,  if any ? Thankyou Ronald Scheel

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From: TJAMS4

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

Date: 19-06-2004

My mom has a "stitzel weller distillery whiskey bottle " it a 1969 cabin still collectors gallery piece the shape of the bottle is a hillbilly sitting on a stump. Have you any idea the value of this bottle? Thanks tim

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From: holly mcfadden

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 19-06-2004

i have a bottle that has chesebrough manfg. co. cd. new york on it. what does is the cd. mean? HollyJoette signature ---------------------------------

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From: Dave & Daphne Schertzer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD BOTTLE HELP?

Date: 20-06-2004

7”(H) 3”(W) 1. 5” (T) Rundle's Liniment Bottle. All raised lettering on both sides the bottle. “None Such” lettering on the bottom and the #2. The company is Geo. H. Rundle & Sons. Windsor Ont (got that from your site,  thanks) . Appears to be some light haze and no cracks or chips,  or cracks. These bottles were made tough! Unknown origin,  or circa date? Can u advise?

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From: Wood wood77w

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Soda Water bottle

Date: 20-06-2004

Hello! I have a colorless Coca-Cola Soda Water (7 ¾ ? tall) bottle that sounds/looks very much like the Flavor bottles you describe on your question page and also the link to the Magnolia bottles you gave. However,  it has some different markings,  so I thought you might be able to tell me if it also one of these types of bottles and the approximate date or any other information you can find. It has SODA WATER embossed on each side of the bottle and underneath SODA WATER it reads ? PROPERTY OF COCA COLA BOTTLING CO. CON. 6 Fl. Oz. (this text wraps all the way around the bottle) Above the SODA WATER embossed label and where I have seen the stars and Magnolia blossoms are 6 bottles that are shaped like the hobble-skirt bottle. It has the straight sides like the other bottles and around the heel of the bottle on one side are the words ?PAT NO 49729? and on the other side are a set of numbers ?1651EG23? The base of the Bottle reads: DALLAS,  TEXAS 1 the text is straight across the middle of the base and the number 1 is centered underneath the text. I have also included some pictures. Just wondering if this bottle was still in the 1926 to 1936 range. I had tried to look up the Patent No. ,  but couldn?t find anything. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!! Ashley Wood

 

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From: meredith clark

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Metaxa

Date: 20-06-2004

Hi,  I just found an old unopened bottle of Metaxa Grape Brandy. There are not dates found on the label and I cannot determine the age. It is a 7-star bottle,  the label,  inside insert and box are still intact. The label has a cross like figure with the coins shaped in a "|-" like figure. The dates under these coins say 1894 and 1895 but I am unsure if this is the date of the liquor inside. It does have 26 fl oz,  92 proof. We are trying to determine what to do with the bottle if it is valuable or even in the alcohol is any good. I hope you can help me. Thank you Meredith Strickland

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From: TRyan10

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question

Date: 20-06-2004

I have had this hanging around my house for years. We found it in an old barn my parents bought years ago. Any idea of age and worth? Help please. Thank you. T. Ryan Valastro Tryan10

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From: Cmpasceri

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: lionstone barber decanter c. 1976 limited edition

Date: 20-06-2004

could you please tell me what this decanter is worth. Still filled,  and with original seal. thank you.

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From: Gina Haupricht haupricht1alltel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: banfi products decanter

Date: 20-06-2004

I HAVE A DECANTER BOTTLE THAT LOOKS LIKE A MONK ABOUT 10 INCHES TALL. THE LABEL ON IT IS IMPORTED BY BANFI PRODUCTS CORP. NEW YORK NY. THE BOTTOM OF THE DECANTER HAS CASA VINICOLA BOCCACCIO. JUST WANTED TO SEE IF YOU COULD GIVE ME ANY INFO. ON THIS. THANKS GINA haupricht1alltel

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From: DO36211

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wheaton NJ brown star shaped bottle

Date: 20-06-2004

Could I have any information you can provide on the following? - Bottle: brown star shaped bottle (7" high with neck and 5 3/4" wide) - Bottom: Wheaton NJ,  small W circled and a number 1 - Front: 3 1/2" circle,  right side view of Clark Gable's face (2"),  small C circled with W73 next to it,  wording in circle under Clark states CLARK GABLE FEB. 1,  1901 - NOV. 16,  1960. There are 8 little stars outside the larger circle. - Back: 3 1/2" circle,  wording in circle states THE "KING' - in a crown "IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT"* "MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY" "GONE WITH THE WIND" *ACADEMY AWARE 1934 There are 8 little stars outside the circle. Thank you Diana M Sears

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From: Edie Milliken

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Stumped

Date: 20-06-2004

Have you ever heard of Mifflin Chemical Co. ? I found a bottle from the bottle dump that is embossed on the front "Mifflin" & on the bottom it is embossed "Mifflin Chemical Co. ". I can't seem to find any information about it. Thanks for your help. Sincerely,  Edie

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From: Mic Mail -

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Chief Illini

Date: 20-06-2004

I recently found a Chief illini decanter in my parents estate The decanter has never been open seal is intact The Condition of the Bottle is perfect The writing on the bottom of the decanter says limited edition Hand painted 1972 Common wealth distillery co Louisville Kentucky I found several other Decantures as well What do i have Does the chief illini Have a value Thanks Have a great Day Kevin

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From: Grand795

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: mirrored picture

Date: 21-06-2004

I have a mirrored picture that reads. LOUISIANA BELLE 1870 RYE WHISKEY 90 PROOF DISTILLED & BOTTLED IN NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA IT ALSO HAS A PICTURE OF A BOAT. WOULD LIKE AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THANK YOU JUDY YAKUBOSKI

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From: Cindy S

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOTTLE INFO

Date: 21-06-2004

I HAVE A FRANGELICO LIQUER BOTTLE THAT I GOT AT A YARD SALE. IT IS A MONK IN A BROWN ROBE WITH HIS STRAW HAT IN HIS HAND. THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE HAS "FRANGELICO,  CAPODIMONTE,  LIMITED EDITION,  MADE IN ITALY". I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHEN THE BOTTLE WAS MADE IF POSSIBLE,  AND MAYBE THE VALUE. I HAVE TRIED SEVERAL SEARCHES WITH NO ANSWERS-CAN YOU HELP? THANK YOU- CINDY

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From: Stephanie Hale  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey Value - Please Help

Date: 21-06-2004

I found your website when I was attempting to research the value of a bottle of whiskey. I had little to no luck on finding out anything at all . . . . hopefully you can help point me in the right direction for accessing information about this bottle's value. Bottle Info: Old Grand-Dad Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 100 Proof 1 Gallon Bottle Made: Fall of 1969 Bottled: Fall of 1975 Thanks,  Steph

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From: Brad B

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle of Chivas Regal

Date: 21-06-2004

I have a bottle of Chivas Regal,  and I'm trying to figure out what year this might have came out. It is an unopened bottle,  in it's box. The box is mostly silver and black,  and the printing is raised,  with pictures of guys on it that seem to portray Knights. I've been searching online and haven't had any luck finding this particular packaging to get an idea of what year it might have sold. It says Aged 12 Years on the packaging,  and I want to find out how old it is now. Thank you,  Brad Bailey.

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From: Cramer,  Thomas

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Amber 7 Op

Date: 21-06-2004

I purchased an Amber 7 "Op",  Bubble Lady,  I believe 7 oz. bottle at a flea market. On the bottom I believe there is an A over an M. The language is either Spansih or Italian. I do not have the bottle in front of me at the moment. I have to get it translated. Ever hear of such a Bubble Lady? Thanks for your time. Thomas L. Cramer 96 Cherry Drive Marysville,  Pa. 17053.

From: Cobratillman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bols,  orange curacao

Date: 21-06-2004

dear digger i recently acquired a bottle of bols orange curacao liqueur. It dates being started in 1575,  and dates being born on date. . . . . AMSTERDAM den 1 januarij 1868 is there any information i might be able to find on this particularly fine liqueur. the number on the top of the bottle is. . . 392897458 this is the number on the sticker that goes over the top of the bottle. please contact me at cobratillman thank you for your time and patience

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From: debbie rowsey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 21-06-2004

Recently I dug up a mint green bottle with M Watson on it. I have been unable to obtain any information on this. Are you familiar with this type of botttle,  and could you send me any information? Thank you

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From: agent_

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Antique Bottle

Date: 21-06-2004

jaok20@bottlebooks.com Hi Digger,  I sure am hoping that you can help me with this bottle. I picked this bottle up at a flea market,  and I am having a heck of a time trying to identify it. I have attached a picture of the bottle to help you identify it for me. I appreciate any help that you can give me. I have spent several hours now trying to find out anything at all about this bottle,  and have came up empty handed. The bottle is a clear bottle that stands 7 ½ inches high. I have gone back and forth,  weather this might be a milk bottle or a soda bottle. It looks like it is a pint bottle. It has a wire cork fastener,  and is embossed with a flying eagle circled by 13 stars. It appears to be in very good shape. There are no scratches,  or cracks in this bottle. It has 1898 embossed in the bottom of the bottle with a “k” and a “4”. I appreciate information that you can give me at all. I am really interested in knowing the age,  rarity,  value,  maker,  and history please. Thank you so much for your help! -- Jeremy

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From: Springhill

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 21-06-2004

I found an old medicine bottle in a hayfield near my home. It has a wolf's head on the bottom and it says on what I think is the front at the top Gordon's and at the bottom of the side it says RECP 610617. On one of the sides it says Linden on the other it says New Jersey. It is a glass bottle,  small no bigger than a few inches long and about an inch wide. Can you identify this bottle for me? Thank you.

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From: Dawn McPartland

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ink Bottle Question

Date: 21-06-2004

I have asked this question before to another bottle expert but other than the two major ink companies of that era (Sanford or Stafford),  he was unable to conclude. He could not find any information about an embossed S on the front of the bottle. Perhaps you might know more. I have an inkwell that was dug up in Chicago with the letter S embossed on the front. It has a smooth bottom with no seams and appears to be aqua in color. It measures 2-3/4" in height and is "cone" shaped. Might you have any idea who made this inkwell and what age it is? Thanks for your time and consideration. Dawn McPartland

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From: Cindy Cindy_200  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Marita Spirits Bottle

Date: 22-06-2004

Hi Digger,  I'm interested in knowing about a bottle my mother-in-law has. Its a Marita Spirits Ltd 1972. Its an anniversary collection. It says Ohio-Mother of Presidents and has pics of W. Harrison,  Grant, Hayes,  Garfield,  B. HJarrison,  McKinley,  Taft,  Harding on it. Is this bottle worth anything? She would like to know. Thanks,  Cindy

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From: Al Graham

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old coke question

Date: 22-06-2004

Howdy. . . Most coke collectors are familiar with the around 1976ish commemorative reproduction coke bottle with diagonal shape painted label commemorating 75th anniversary of coke something. Those bottles are commonly seen in flea markets for $5-6. The original bottle that is was designed from had a diamond shaped paper label. I acquired that original bottle with no chips and fully intact paper label back in the 1970s. Have never seen another one. Do you have idea idea what it might be worth these days? Thx for your time. . . al.

From: No1 Shunter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 20-06-2004

I am looking for info on the attached. The rider,  I think is Joan of Arc with fleur de leys on the horse blanket and lion rampant on the shield. The label is Armagnac Castagnon and on the front ' imported by John Reagan,  London - 70o' From :- Bob Marwick no1shunterbtinternet

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From: PGreenedoc.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 22-06-2004

I'm interested in finding an old Peychaud's bitters bottle. Thanks Phil -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Robert Barrons

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pepsi bottle

Date: 22-06-2004

Hi,  I was wondering if you might be able to tell me the value of an original Pepsi bottle. Painted label,  very good if not mint cond. bottled in Escanaba,  MI. Thanks,  Holly –

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From: Marriner Smith

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

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 aa 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

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From: maierville

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hello from Nebraska

Date: 22-06-2004

Found brown glass clorox bottle,  narrow bottle opening,  it, s a 16 0z bottle. bottom stamped in to glass rec. u. s. clorox in like a stamped in diamond pattern than pat. off. It look, s like it would have had a cork top. ( i mean in stead of sone type of cap. Just curious on how od it maybe. My folk, s and Grand-parent, s are gone and have know one to ask. Thanks for taking time to read ths.

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From: Midayflurries

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: can you help me on some info

Date: 22-06-2004

my father-n- law gave me some bottles and one is a cracked glass gallon jar and the lid says nesbitts of California i just thought it was pretty and wandering is it worth anything, thanks rebecca

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From: John Brooks

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 22-06-2004

I have a long neck square bottle that the square part is marked Newport and on the bottom it has Pelton Bros. Co. St Louis Quadriple Plate. and the glass that is showing on the bottom is dated "Patent Applied for March 15th 1982. also on the metal part on the bottom it is stamped extra PB Quality. Hope you can help me with this and Thank You John.

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From: Midayflurries

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hi , i have another old bottle

Date: 22-06-2004

I have another old bottle for you it says the original nitro powder solvent 2 fl oz net hoppes trade nitro powder solvent no. 9 mark price is still stamped on top 33 cents

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From: tp enterprise

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question?

Date: 23-06-2004

I know you're busy,  thank you. I have a bottle that is a blob top and is embossed on the bottom PROPERTY OF F. GORMUND and has a key mold base. This bottle is also embossed on the face near the neck with a CROWN and te words (in this size and font)"THE INIMITABLE GORMUND'S WATER". On the other side of this it reads (in this size and font)"NET CONTENTS 1/5 GAL". Sorry I do not have a pic thanks again.

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From: Terry Mensing

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whisky bottle

Date: 23-06-2004

Hi Digger,  Have a dark green McCallums Scots Whisky,  words on the base. On the front a Scot with a shield and sword,  with the words McCallums Whisky all embossed on the front Have done the net thing but no luck. Terry

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From: Lindawebb52

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 22-06-2004

I have a 1858 Hiram Walker75 Proof Blackberry Liqueur,  Peoria,  Illinois. It has no Liqueur in it. Would you be interested in it?

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From: beary_01  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: purple bottle

Date: 23-06-2004

hi digger,  I found a purple bottle. Very light purple it has the trademark cockoo on it,  and shows a picture of a cuckoo bird. It is all embossed. Whiskey M. Burke Boston Mass. It is 12 inches in height and round with a long neck. On the base it has a B and a large round jagged circle around the B. Looks like an owens ring. It is chipped on the rim of the base and has a crack inside of the bottle (middle of glass) on the lip. Seam runs to the top. Has some small bubbles inside of glass but the bottle has no scratches on it. It is a cork bottle. The lip is a tooled sloping collar above beveled ring. Could you give me an estimate price and year on this bottle? I can't find it anywhere to get any information about it. Thank You so much Christine

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From: Cramer,  Thomas

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Followup. . . amber seven op

Date: 23-06-2004

The bottle is an amber 8 bubble,  bubble lady,  painted labeling,  no paper label,  not squat,  regular 7 oz. shape. On the front is has 7 up and in writing SEVEN OP. On the back it says 7up at the top. . . . . then. . . Sabroso! Refrescante! Esta botella no se vende ni se canjea y solo podra ser empleada por los embotelladores autorizados de 7up. With another 7up at the bottom of that. On the bottom of the bottle is the number 7 over a M and V in a circle and below that is the number 10. Ever seen one? Thanks again,  Thomas Cramer.

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From: Crape,  Mr. Bryon

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

Subject: Sealed case Gin Bottle

Date: 23-06-2004

Hi Digger,  I have a Dark 6" Sealed Case Gin Bottle with a seal: Hd B&C? What's it's origins and value? I'm living in bottle-famous Guyana for a year,  and have run across this bottle from a street dealer that I've bought other bottles from. Thanks for your time. Byron

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From: Bob & Hyla Boelman bobhylaiowatelecom

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: k. c. chiefs bottle

Date: 23-06-2004

what can you share with me about a commemorative bottle for the chiefs it is shaped like a helmet 4/5 quart.

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From: donlowder

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: triple xxx root beer

Date: 23-06-2004

I have a serving pitcher for triple xxx rootbeer,  it is made of copper soft lead soldered,  7 inches diameter 10inches tall. I have had this over forty years,  can`t find any information about the company. Stamped on the front is triple xxx rootbeer southern beverage company galveston,  Texas. I am assuming the beverage company was destroyed in the 1920 storm that devastated galveston.

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From: jasmine henson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 24-06-2004

Digger,  I have a jw Dant's Tip bottle, clear,  white lettering,  with a pinch in the back,  how could I find out it's worth? Jaz Thank-you for your advice! N. JASMINE HENSON

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From: Mike Brown mbj1mucsucs.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glass bottle

Date: 24-06-2004

Hi Digger,  I have a clear glass bottle with a cap held in place by a wire. The date on the bottom says 1898,  under that it has the letter k and under that the number 5. The bottle is about 7 inches tall (not including the cap)about 2 1/2 inches wide on the bottom and 1 1/2 inches wide on top. It has an raised picture of and eagle in flight surrounded by stars. Can you tell me anything about it? What may it be worth? Thanks for your help,  Jacqueline

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From: EEvere6

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: inquery

Date: 25-06-2004

Can anyone in "bottleland" provide me with information about the woman who appears on the virginia dare wine label ? Is there a picture to be gotten??? Please reply***************************** thank you eve everett

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From: Rapid Type

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 75th anniversary of foreign wars bottle

Date: 25-06-2004

Mr Digger,  Recently when cleaning out my house to move i came across an un opened 75th anniversary of foreign wars bottle my Grandparents had left in the house. It is blue pentagon shaped with 24 karet goled inlayed with the "75 anniversary " in the center of the bottle. It still has the state liquor seal on the top of it. The bottom of the bottle says it was China and serial number 186 and was done in 1953. I was wondering what this bottle might be worth. I have a full one and and opened one,  but dont know how much to ask for them to sell. Thank You,  Lang Hansen

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From: carol. beachus.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Request for Info

Date: 26-06-2004

Would like to know the value,  please. I have a clear glass bottle with a wicker cover tightly woven around it with a leather carrying strap. It has a ceramic stopper that closes with a wire pressure closure. The only identifying mark I can find is a picture of a cathedral and the word “Lourdes” on top. I assume it was perhaps used for holy water? The bottle is about 10” tall,  5" wide and 2. 5” deep. Side view of bottle attached; I will send view of cap in separate email. . . Thanks,  Carol Beach

Attachments: Bottle Side View. zip

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From: carol. beachus.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Top view of Lourdes bottle

Date: 26-06-2004

 

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From: Rolland Axtell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 26-06-2004

Have a can It Says; Rosebud,  glace cut fruit 7 ozs,  net wt. ;; The Rheinstrom Bros. Co. ;Cincinnati,  U. S. A. copyright1915 ;can is black with roses on sides and top,  Any guess to its worth??

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From: LilBubbles

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Curious

Date: 26-06-2004

I've found a bottle in my yard of all places! I doubt it very old but I'd like to know what kind of a bottle it was. It's a clear,  round bottle,  it's about five in a half inches in hieght and has a sem from bottom to where the cap the would screw on. The mouth of the bottle isn't really a mouth,  it's a small hole,  like that of a tabasco bottle top. On the bottom of the bottle is says Fitch and the name is surrounded by raised bumps in the glass. I don't know anything about old bottles or anything but I did do a little research and found something on A. Perley Fitch Laboratories in Concord,  New Hampshire. I'm sure its where the bottle came from. If you can give me any information I'd appreciate it. Thank you,  Laura

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From: nomac 1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: fed law forbids vs prohibits & little cobalt blue skull bottle

Date: 26-06-2004

Mr Digger,  Two subjects; #1 Is there a specific date when the verbage changed from federal law forbids to federal law prohibits,  or was this left up the the bottling company? If so which is earlier. Please give dates. #2 Also have you ever seen a small cobalt blue bottle blown or molded in the shape of a human skull. If so how common & what value if any. These may be stupid questions but I know nothing about bottles,  just found a cache of 374 assorted ones in an old barn. Buddy

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From: Carole Ruiz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: stoneware grape juice

Date: 26-06-2004

Hi! We have a quart stoneware bottle that says in black on the front: GRAPE JUICE PREPARED BY BENTON,  MYERS & CO. CLEVELAND full quart The bottle is tan in color. Do you know the age of the bottle and value ? Thank you Carole Ruiz

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From: DEBRA WEISS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Full bottle of Berliner Gilka=Kummel

Date: 26-06-2004

Dear Sirs; I have a bottle of Berliner Gilka= Kummel 86 proof Still sealed and has last Three numbers of seal are as follows 942 and on other side has partical label with R. U. Dela New . I was wondering If there is any monetary value of the bottle still sealed and has liquid in it. on the label it has written 100th. Anniversary 1836-1936 Gold medal Paris 1937.

To. thank you very much. Thomas M. Lospenuso

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From: Patty

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: resending bottle pics

Date: 27-06-2004

I am very sorry for your trouble . I have redone the photos and am sending them as jpeg. thank you kindly patsy

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From: Ljwaceto

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pharmacy bottle

Date: 27-06-2004

I found a 3" bottle that says: William W. Foss Rx Pharmacist Portland,  ME. Can you tell me anything about it. thank you very much.

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From: matthew smith

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: worth of an old coca cola bottle

Date: 27-06-2004

Hello when I worked for the Kroger co. a grocery store chain back in Dallas Texas,  They where giving away these coca cola bottles to there employees for there 100th anniversary. I have been contemplating selling it on e-bay but have no idea where to start the bidding,  I do not want to sell it for $2. 00 when it could be worth a lot more. It is A 10 oz bottle with coca cola trade-mark label commemorative bottle on the front,  and the Kroger insignia on the back stating 1883-1983 100th anniversary. I would send a photo but there is no room for

Attachments here. Please e-mail me some good news thank you Matthew A. Smith

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From: Lynn Brunson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old,  empty Grolsch bottles

Date: 01-01-1990 Digger,  I have a question regarding an old Grolsch bottle that I found in my basement. I have looked up many sites trying to find the value,  but yours has been most helpful. It is in pretty good condition,  but the label is gone although there are some traces of it still being there. It is brown,  with some kind of wire opener with a ceramic glass cork thing on top. It has weird designs with the letters G and B on it. It has . 10 on the bottom of the side,  along with 5/7/8. Digger,  will you please tell me how much it is worth?

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From: Janekam

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 125th Anniversary Michigan State University Alumni Wiskey decanter

Date: 27-06-2004

Digger,  I have a 125th Anniversary Michigan State University Alumni decanter from the Anniversary collection of Authentic Liverpool Porcelain. Exclusive design by Marita Spirits,  Ltd. It is an unopened bottle of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey,  6 years old in 1980. 80 proof. 750 ML The seal is unbroken and all labels are still on the bottle. The bottle is Spartan Green and white with a white Spartan head on the front and the dates 1855 on one side and 1980 on the other side of the head. It has gold trim about 1 inch from the bottom and above the words 125th Anniversary. The stopper is green with gold trim on top. The only flaw is a small chip on the back bottom edge of the decanter. I also have the box it came in. I have not been able to find anything on the net about this bottle. Can you help me with this. Jane

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From: Larissa Pierce

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: please answer back

Date: 27-06-2004

I I am trying to figure out how much these bottles i found are worth. I have this old milk bottle that is round and looks like it had an cork or something as an top because it is an 1837 bottle and was made in fairmont wva and it hassanitary milk in writing on it then i have these old 7up bottles they are old and have anit has a pop cap no twists along with a couplke pepsi bottles they are glass the 7up one is green the milk one is clear and the pepsi is al;so clear. I just need a clue about how much they're worth i also found an brass ash try looking thing with an wom i wish i had pictures to show and i hope you get back to me soon on this i need your advice. . thanx Larissa Pierce -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Mike

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fink's Liniment

Date: 27-06-2004

Hi,  I bought a bottle of Fink's Liniment today and was curious as to it's value. Unfortunately the liniment has leaked out and stained the box. The bottle is clear and has a cork in the top. It is a 3/4 oz. bottle and has a paper label on the front. Also there is a small cork screw in the box. On the front of the box it says Fink's Liniment Formerly called Fink's Magic Oil,  Alcohol 50%,  Price 35 cents H. G. G. Fink's Laboratories Any information you could give me would be appreciated. Thank You Mike Fink

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From: Larry Pranger

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bols liquor

Date: 27-06-2004

Digger I have a "two vintage figure formed Liquor Bottles produced for Bols" containing creme de menthe and creme de cacao. It has its original seal and contents. Any idea on value? Thanks Larry Pranger

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From: Elibo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Question About An Apothecary Jar

Date: 27-06-2004

I just bought an old,  large apothecary jar and would like to know what the words and symbols mean. The jar is brown glass,  about 9" in diameter at the base and about 15" tall. The bottom has 10000 in raised glass. There are letters in a faded white paint on the surface that say very clearly say PULVIS ALKALINUS CUM HYOSYCAMO. I can guess that they mean a pulverized alkaline base with something added. . . sycamore? What medicinal properties would sycamore have? And why such a big jar? I am also curious about what the 3 crosses under the words symbolize. . . ? The crosses have a longer vertical than horizontal piece and are slightly stylized. Anything you can tell me would be appreciated. Any guess how old it might be (the tag said 16th-19th century) and from where (American?). . . ? Thanks,  Deborah Diamond

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From: Debsterdoo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1800's bottle that has Modoc Indian weaving

Date: 27-06-2004

Hello Digger,  Here is the dilemma,  I have a bottle that is from the mid 1870s that has been in my family since that time. I can tell that there is raised glass under the beautifully woven cover that completely covers the entire bottle. How do you tell what is underneath the weaving? I know the fact that it is a very nice piece of work crafted by the Modoc Indians while they were in Modoc County during the time of Captain Jack in itself makes it valuable. But the question is which is more valuable the weaving or the yet to be revealed bottle. I am enclosing pictures for your review,  please let me know what your experience if any with this has been. Thanks,  Jeff Smith p. s. the bottle is 10" tall and a string around the fattest part of the bottle measures 14 1/2".

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From: SONGWPT

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 27-06-2004

I have a milk bottle that says "absolutely pure milk" "the milk protector" It has a man milking a cow. It is clear glass and has a pour lip on it. It is round and i s "11" inches high.

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From: NLsChldcr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glass bottle question

Date: 27-06-2004

I have a old glass bottle that says Twin Springs Bottling Works Kansas City MO. It has no year or anything else,  except on the bottom it says P. S. I would like some more information on this and maybe to know how much it is worth. It has no chips or breaks,  and looks like a metal stopper on top. If you need I can send you some pictures. Thanks Alot,  maybe you will have more luck finding information then I did.

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From: Cramer,  Thomas

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Followup. . . amber seven op

Date: 28-06-2004

I can't find anything like it on the internet! I am going for vacation and I will check your website out on my return. Thanks again.

 

-----Original Message-----

From: Digger [mail

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com] Sent: Saturday,  June 26,  2004

10:09 AM

To: Cramer,  Thomas

Subject: Re: Followup. . . amber seven "op" I have not. Obviously foreign? Hard to tell the rarity or value. Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebooks Digger

 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Cramer,  Thomas" thcramerstate. pa. us

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Wednesday,  June 23,  2004

1:10 PM

Subject: Followup. . . amber seven "op"  The bottle is an amber 8 bubble,  bubble lady,  painted labeling,  no paper label,  not squat,  regular 7 oz. shape. On the front is has 7 up and in writing SEVEN OP. On the back it says 7up at the top. . . . . then. . . Sabroso! Refrescante! Esta botella no se vende ni se canjea y solo podra ser empleada por los embotelladores autorizados de 7up. With another 7up at the bottom of that. On the bottom of the bottle is the number 7 over a M and V in a circle and below that is the number 10.   Ever seen one? Thanks again,  Thomas Cramer.  

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From: Player,  Sue (

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: druggist bottle

Date: 28-06-2004

We have an approximately seven inch aqua round bottle that says "FC Schramm,  Prescription Druggist,  Salt Lake City. " I don't have a picture with me,  but will e-mail you back from my home with one. I have not been able to find anything on this bottle. My brother in law has been collecting (seriously) for over 30 years and has never seen one. Sue Player Taylorsville,  Utah.

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From: jeffrey calhoun

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 28-06-2004

Hi digger. I recently purchased this bottle from an estate sale a few weeks back. I seen a couple posts an believe the age of this bottle is from 1890s to 1910s but maybe you can shed some light on the value and the age if I am wrong. Thanks Jeff P S I gave 50 cents for it.

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From: DONALDSMITHJR To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Subject: ugly clown bottle Date: 28-06-2004 hi digger i have a set of really ugly i mean really ugly barsottini wine bottles. they are the ugliest clowns i have ever seen. are you familiar with the barsotinni makers from italy?thanks teresa smith

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From: Robert Marsh To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Subject: Need your help Date: 28-06-2004 I have this brown bottle with this picture of a sailboat on the front. It has a cork in top,  The sailboat picture is actually made of metal and wraps around the bottle. The bottom of the bottle says E B & I cant read the rest but it looks as if its a Co L Is this bottle worth anything? Where is it from? Thank you so much for your assistance. God Bless

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From: debbie rowsey To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Subject: bottle question Date: 28-06-2004 I found a bottle recently and have had no luck in finding out about it. It is a aqua colored bottle ,  it isn't clear glass. The shape is like a soda bottle,  but the neck is longer. There are two very evident seams on the sides,  but do not go up to the neck. It appears to have a seam on the bottle,  but I am not sure. The bottle is embossed with,  " M. Watson",  then on the side at the bottom it says,  " AB. 104". I would appreciate any information that you have. Thank you

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From: KATHY THOMAS To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Subject: McCormick Patriot Series Whiskey Bottles Date: 28-06-2004 I have inherited a complete set of Mccormick Patriot Series Whiskey Bottles. They are all in their original boxes and still sealed. There are 8 in the set including George Washington,  Thomas Jefferson,  Betsy Ross,  John Hancock,  Paul Revere,  Ben Franklin,  John Paul Jones,  and Patrick Henry. We were wondering want the monetary value would be Kathy quiltmaker5  

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From: PATRONHP To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Subject: Snowcrest bear bottles Date: 29-06-2004 Hi Digger,  In 2000 I asked for information on Snowcrest bear bottles & you did not have any information at the time. I never thought to recheck your site,  for on 10/15/01 someone named "Jim" sent you an email stating that he knew alot about these bottles & if you would refer me to him,  he would enlighten me. I just did a google search on these bottles & found his response & wondered if it was possible for you to refer me to him despite the time lapse. Would you still have his email address? Thank you. Pat

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From: Chris Cartier To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Subject: Norwich poison bottle Date: 29-06-2004 I have a amber colored 71/2 inch coffin shaped bottle W/ Norwich16A on the bottom I am looking for any and all information for this bottle to include the age rarity and value

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From: Casey Miller To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Subject: Pluto water bottles Date: 29-06-2004 My family is from French Lick,  Indiana and we were raised hearing about Pluto Water. I have quite a few of the bigger Pluto water bottles and would like to share with my remaining family members. I would like to keep the oldest and share the newer ones,  but do not know how to tell the ages. Can you help me? Thanks,  Casey Miller.

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From: Pam White To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Subject: found unusual bottles in Nova Scotia Date: 29-06-2004 Digger,  My husband works in construction and they are currently working in the Halifax area of Nova Scotia. They have been digging (with an excavator) and have discovered several very old bottles and pottery. Most of the pottery falls apart when it is removed from the ground but most of the bottles are in great shape. We do not know if this area was a dump at one time or if these bottles were scattered here after the Halifax explosion. We have found some information on one bottle from your site (AMERICAN JOHNSON ANODYNE LINIMENT although his bottle is aqua not clear). There were at least 3 of these exact bottles found. If you don't mind I have a couple of questions on a few other bottles that he has found. One is a small clay bottle 5 inches tall,  bottom 2 inches across,  3. 5 inches to the neck area and there are no marking on it. The 2nd one is 7. 5 inches tall,  aqua green in color and the front in embossed FELLOWS & CO. CHEMISTS ST. JOHN NB The 3rd is 7. 25 inches tall,  aqua green,  embossed "SODA WATER" a seam up each side and a blob top that looks like it was added after the bottle was made. He found them interesting so he picked them up and brought them home. He has several more but we found these the most interesting. We have read your page and found it very informative and would appreciate any information that you could pass along on these bottles as we were never bottle collectors so we know nothing about them. Thank you and keep up the interesting feedback.

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From: Jerry L. West To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Subject: Unidentified bottle. Date: 29-06-2004 The bottle I have is blue-green in color and is fully covered in wicker,  including the bottom. It is 19 inches tall,  has a 6 inch neck (shows a seam) and is 27 1/2 in circumference. The wicker is in museum quality on a few broken pieces. On the bottom is a small metal strip hooked into the wicker. The wording is difficult,  but it shows a triangle with some kind of jug which has a G on the left and S on the right. Under the triangle is Bremen and along the sides (best I can read) is Schultz or Scholtz and the opposite is Mark or Markz. One leg of the metal strip is broken but the other looks like "& Stoeves. . . . " or could it be ST CEVET. . " What ever this it is fine condition. Jerry

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From: DEAN JENNINGS dean. To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Subject: Date: 29-06-2004 i found a paste bottle dated 5-23-1899 canada, us and england 9-5-1899 just like the you have on your website. were missing lid and brush . what is it worth

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From: beary_01   To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Subject: Re: purple bottle Date: 30-06-2004 Thank you for all your help. I really enjoy your website also. It is the best one I have found online yet just learning about bottles. Christine

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From: Scott Sampler To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Subject: w. a. gaines & co. old crow distillery made 1916 bottled 1927 unopened mint condition Date: 30-06-2004 is there any value? or should it just be drunk? please let me know. thanks.

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From: Amy DeFlavis To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Subject: Saxlehner's Hunyadi Janos Bitterquelle Olive Green Date: 30-06-2004 Hi Digger- Found this bottle in the front yard of my 1910 home in Pennsylvania. Can only find one example of it on the net. Doesn't seem to be too rare. It's in good condition but no cork. Can you tell me anything about it? Thanks! -Amy Doylestown,  PA

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From: aj To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Subject: Canadian bottle of whiskey,  old! Date: 30-06-2004 I have come across a bottle of whiskey that aparently was made to commerate the park lane hotel. It was bottled in 1953,  states whiskey was 15 years old before bottling. Made by corbys; front of bottle shows Park lane 15. dist. was corbys,  the seal is still intact ,  looks like about a half inch has probably evaporated due to storing and age. Do u have any history on this? Dont even know a value on it,  would be curious what it was worth if anything! By my math,  if the whiskey was 15 years old before bottling,  and stamp was 1953 and now the year 2004

,  does that make it produced in 1938 and now age would be 66 years old.

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From: Kyle Murray _   To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Subject: rare glass Date: 30-06-2004 HI Digger,  I hope you can help me out here. My mother has a glass ball which her mother gave her when she was a child. My mother is now 57. She believes this piece is from Leith glassworks. There is no writing on the ball to confirm this. The ball is between 8-10" in diameter and has pictures of Victorian toys on it. She would really like to know a little about this piece as she never found out where her mother obtained it. Can you help?? Thank you for your time,  yours sincerely,  Kyle Murray

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From: BLAIR101203 To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Subject: Bottles Date: 30-06-2004 Hi Digger. My husband found an old medical bag along with nearly 70 small bottles. The largest around 3" high and the smallest about 1". Most with lids on them. Some look like medicine bottles and others are perfume bottles with the names listed on the bottles. I have no idea what the value of these could be and was hoping you could help me out. Thank You,  Nancy~~

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From: Eve Ness To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com jaok20@bottlebooks.com Subject: Please help: ID on Lime Juice Kola bottle with strange applied collar Date: 30-06-2004 Well,  I've loved this bottle for several years now,  and today my puppy knocked it over and took a big chunk out of it,  which breaks my heart. But I'd still like to know more about it,  it's so unusual looking with that interesting ring around its neck. It is hand blown,  no mold marks,  with ground and polished pontil and what looks like a sheared lip. It has an applied ring or collar about 2" from the lip. It is clear glass,  11" tall,  and has what looks like a painted-on label that reads "Lime Juice Kola. " The label is very worn,  but just to the left of the word "Kola" is some kind of design that I can't make out. I bought it a few years ago at a yard sale near my home in southeastern Vermont. I'd like to know anything possible about this wonderful bottle: how old,  who made it,  who made Lime Juice Kola,  why it has that ring on it,  what kind of stopper it might have once had. And,  now that it is essentially worthless thanks to my clumsy pup,  is there somebody who could glue it back together enough so that it could at least stand up straight again? Thank you so much for your time and trouble. Eve Ness Saxtons River,  Vermont

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