March 2003 Questions

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From: COMSEARCH
To: Digger
Subject: special old reserve
Date: 01-03-2003

I have a bottle of Special Old Reserve made in 1917 and bottled in 1932. It was made by The American Medicinal Spirits Company. It is 100 proof and produced by Harry Wilken of Kentucky. It is an unopened pint bottle # 2832735-14. The seal is intact and I have the original box it came with. Can you tell me the value? Gail Koch

I'd guess it to be a pretty good item with the contents, seal and box.  My estimate would be  between $100-150. There is an interest in such bottles in such condition. digger. The American Medicinal Spirits Company was a major player in the market during and immediately after prohibition.

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From: john reid browning
To: Digger
Subject: two part bottle question
Date: 01-03-2003

a friend and I found some interesting bottles in Natchez, Mississippi last weekend ; can you find the time to date and price them for us? The one on the left is a hutch that reads salvo ; berdon candy co, Natchez miss.; we know about hutch bottles, but we were wondering if you could offer some info on the manufacturer (?) ; along the side at the bottom it reads "I. C. CO."

i think the one on the right is a cork whiskey bottle ; the seam disappears before it reaches the lip of the bottle ; it has bubbles throughout ; on the bottom, it reads "HIRSCH." thanks for your time,john

There are two known varieties of the Hutchinson soda like yours 1)"SALVO & BERDON CANDY CO" and one with just "SALVO & BERDON". There is also a crown top bottle "SALVO & BERDON CANDY CO." Candy companies especially in the South often put up their own soda.  This makes sense when you think how much sugar is in soda.  I know they were in business from at least 1886- 1912 and longer.  At any one time they had no more than 9 employees.  Are you sure the embossing is not I. G .CO.?  Ihmsen Company of Pittsburgh. Your second bottle looks  more like an ammonia bottle, but it could be a whiskey. If so then it might be

Word Mark OLD EVANS : Whiskey. FIRST USE: 18950100. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1895 Registration Date May 27, 1941 Owner (REGISTRANT) Hirsch Distilling Company CORPORATION MISSOURI 414 Delaware Street Kansas City MISSOURI.  Digger

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From: Juan Finocchietti
To: Digger
Subject: decanter
Date: 01-03-2003

Hi, Digger! Not a collector, but I enjoy your site. And I'm so sure it's not your task to investigate above jars. So, please excuse me. I'm sorry not to be a help for Malcom, who asked february 2000 above a Decanter. Recently my wife received a gift: a jar exactly like Malcom showns in his picture. I've not scanner; Malcom, I beg your pardon for using that attached file, attempting to collaborate forwarding investigation. Only one answer came from somebody; date for this jar my be up to 1940's. Jean Bouton, a young french vinter come from France to Italy, and founded a Distillerie at Bologna (name became "Buton" lossing the "o" ) with an idea: bottling cognac (and amaretto too, but no sure) into a new and good looking bottle! Resulted a jar. Finally, at the end of 1990's, Cinzano acquired Buton Distillerie. Remains an office "Buton" but not contact was possible... or I can't find the way. My wife and I we still are looking for a more serious information. Excuse my English. Thank you very much Juan Montevideo Uruguay

 

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From: Glenda
To: Digger
Subject:
Date: 09-03-2003

I recently came upon your site whilst looking to value a piece my mother has had for some 30 years. It is a silver and glass / crystal wine decanter of some sort. It is inscribed on the bottom distillerie buton bologna-italia casa fondata nel 1820 argenterie comm. G. Galbiati milano i have attached a couple of photos could you please help me find more information on its value and or its authenticity.

Thank you angela

These decanters are quite common and can be found across the globe. I have had at least half dozen questions about them.  My guess is they are worth in the neighborhood of $30.  Digger.

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From: Kevin T Dane kethin
To: Digger
Subject: Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey
Date: 01-03-2003

I have a 1972, Massachusetts Custodian of the Nation's Heritage Bottle.  Registration No: 5649 in gold. Does this bottle have any value?

I am not familiar with the bottle, maybe a reader can help.  Digger.

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-From: Machele Fisher-Haskin
To: Digger
Subject: bottle
Date: 01-03-2003

I have an unopened bottle of AC Meyer & Co. Salvation Oil. It still has the seal and cork in it. I was wondering how much it might be worth?

Machele Haskin

These bottles have interesting long neck.  While they are not uncommon, one with a label should bring $25 or so.  Digger.

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From: rosie berger

To: Digger

Subject: Leather Bound Bottles

Date: 02-03-2003

Hi. My dad bought a couple of leather bound bottles some years ago which he is now looking to sell, either on ebay or to a second-hand dealer. Do you have any idea how much they're worth? (Are your estimates in US dollars?).

The first is a Spanish bottle, covered in ornate, relief-carved dark brown leather, with the theme of Don Quixote sculpted round the sides. The stopper is also covered in ornately carved leather, and is attached to the bottle by a metal chain. There is also a leather label attached saying "Cognac espagna." On the bottom of the bottle (underneath) is printed "JEYPE." Measurements: Height = 27cm. Base = 8 x 8cm. Weight = 780g.

The second is olive coloured and has been ornately relief-carved in the shape of a book. There is a picture of an ancient warrior's head surrounded by floral designs. The stopper is also covered in carved leather, and is attached to the bottle by a metal chain. The top edge of the "book" is covered in matching coloured vinyl. Measurements: Height = 24cm. At widest point = 13cm. Depth = 7cm. Weight = 1kg. Thank you for your thoughts and comments. Rosie Berger

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From: BonnieCoe

To: Digger

Subject: George Washington (catsup bottle)

Date: 02-03-2003

My sister has two George Washington catsup bottles without tops. She is trying to find out the value. Thanks for any information! Bonnie coe

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From: michael

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 02-03-2003

I recently found a bottle in my shed, about 7 inches tall, and flattened, about 4 inches wide. It has a glass stopper that fits into a cork ring inside the neck. On the front of the bottle, with raised lettering, is "TAYLOR AND WILLIAMS INCORPORATED" just below the shoulders, and Louisville, ky around the bottom. Stamped on the bottom is Yellowstone bottle, a diamond with the letter i in the middle, and something below that that cannot be made out. Its made of clear glass, seams running down the sides. I don't know if this is an old medicine bottle, whiskey bottle, the date it was made, anything. Any and all Help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Michael

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From: STACEY GALVAN

To: Digger

Subject: Old Whiskey Bottle & Apricot Brandy Bottle

Date: 02-03-2003

We are trying to get some information on the following and your is the only website I found that might be able to help:

1.. We have 4 "Special Old Reserve" whiskey bottles, bottled by the American Medicinal Spirits Company, Incorporated (R.E. Wathers, Pres)

Front label reads "Fine old bourbon whisky made in Kentucky before prohibition, stored in the finest oak barrels for over 15 years and bottled in bond under Government Supervision especially for the stockholders of the National Distillers Products Corporation. The American Medicinal Spirits Company, Incorporated. R.E. Wathers, Pres. To left side of label is diagonal slash and AMS Co. printed in white against orangish brown background.

Back label reads " Bottled by THE AMERICAN MEDICINAL SPRITS COMPANY, INCORPORATED. At distillery Bonded Warehouse No. 368, 5th Dist. of Ky. Permit No Ky. P-18, 100 Proof, 1 pint. For medicinal purposes only. Sale or used for other purposes will cause heavy penalties to be inflicted. Produced by Distillery No. 34 5th District of Ky. Caution Notice: This bottle ha been filled and stamped under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 3, 1897. Entitled "An act to allow the bottling of distilled sprits in Bond." Any person who shall re-used this bottle for the purpose of containing distilled sprits without removing and destroying the stamp affixed to this bottle, or who shall re-use the stamp affixed will be liable for each such offense to a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars, and to imprisonment for not more than two years"

The bottles are unopened and the label (seal) across the top says "Produced by Mellwood Distillery co., Distillery No. 34, Kentucky" (back side label on bottle) and front side "Bottled at Distiller Bonded Warehouse NO. 368, Product of Ky. Bottled Fall 1933. Made Spring 1916. Proof 100" This label is maybe 1/2 wide and green with green and red lettering. There is also a "State of California stamp, number C-1652-C Dec 21, 1939. The date and number covers some of the stamp but is blue and black in color, says "one pint, tax stamp, Distilled spirits 10 cents" Bottle is amber glass with flat area where label is affixed and diagonal cuts in glass around the flat area. (best I can describe it) 2. The second bottle is "True Fruit Apricot Brandy Dry 10 years old" Imported by Kraus Bros & Co., Inc. New York (front label) Appears what may have been some sort of red wax seal in center of bottle and strip of ribbon sticking out. Lower front label reads "Zwack Tes Tarsai Budapest, Product of Hungary" Around the neck of bottle is also label, but cannot read it all, appears to be "pescsets, valo. ..RACKPAR. .gyarGyartman. 4/5 Quart 90 Proof Side label/seal is broken but covers part of the label on the neck of bottle. Partial number "2424944 4/5 Quart" Bottle is Oval with sort of slight concave to front and back. Also has State of California seal "C-1652-C" stamped Aug 19, 1939 1/5 Gal Tax Stamp Distilled Spirits 16 cents. THere is some raised area in glass "Bottle .. (can't read second word) to one side and ".ale or reuse" on second side. It appears to be clear glass with cork stopper (looks like small J (to top left) large Z in center and C with "o" inside of C on cork. Any information you can give us on these bottles would be appreciated. Stacey Galvan

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From: STEVE GRIBBLE

To: Digger

Subject: Weinhard soda pop

Date: 02-03-2003

Digger:

During prohibition the Blitz-Weinhard brewing Co. in Washington state made soda pop for three years to keep the brewery door open. It was a creme soda. I found two of these bottles in an old home dump site in eastern Oregon. The home site was from the twenties-thirties. Can't find a thing on these bottles. Called the brewery and they said they had heard of one discovered by a diver off the coast of Oregon about 15 years ago, but had never seen one. They did admit that Weinhard had made pop for three years during prohibition. Any value?

Steve Gribble

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From: Judy Creighton

To: Digger

Subject: beer bottles

Date: 03-03-2003

Dear Sir, I have a 1944 throw away beer bottle, the first ones made for the public, it has all the war dates on it. its made by Owens ill. bottling co. My Father worked for them. can you tell me anything about this bottle? thanks alice creighton

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From: Judy Creighton

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 03-03-2003

I have a beer bottle that is dated 1944, its the first beer bottle made for civilians. Its got all the war dates on it can you help me. thanks judy creighton

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From: LoCaL02GiRl

To: Digger

Subject: Value of my bottle

Date: 02-03-2003

Mr. Digger,

My dad ha recently found a bottle. On the side of the bottle it says "ONE U.S. GALLON" On the underneath it says " BOTTLED BY HIRAM WALKER & SONS LTD." "WALKERVILLE CANADA" "BOTTLE MADE IN ITALY" It is a bronze color bottle standing at least 2 feet high and 9 inches in diameter and a 7 inch neck. Could you please tell me what you think this bottle is worth. There is no label in the front. Thank you, Cristy

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From: Liz Overholt

To: Digger

Subject: correction

Date: 03-03-2003

The picture is a castle.

I have a 9" high aqua bottle with a cobalt blue glass marble in the neck. it has a rubber ring inside the neck about a1/2 inch from the top. I would like to know more about it! What was it used for, what is the purpose of the marble, how old is it and what is it worth? On the front - J. Roberts over the circle, circle with a lighthouse and the word trade on the left of the lighthouse and mark on the right. Castleford under the circle. The back of the bottle is marked codd's patent bottle extra strong glass. Thanks. Liz

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From: Beckyjamie

To: Digger

Subject: bottle question

Date: 03-03-2003

My wife broke a bottle belonging to her father many years ago as a child. She has been looking for a replacement ever since. According to her memory it was an old liquor bottle with a drunk man hanging on to a lamp post over his own vomit. There was a dog eating the vomit and a quote including something like "where the heck did I eat that dog?". Any information would be appreciated.

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From: GJoh6915

To: Digger

Subject: KAHLUA MAYAN DESIGN BOTTLE (BOUGHT IN CANCUN)

Date: 03-03-2003

Hello,

We have a Kahlua bottle (never opened) designed like a Mayan statue, on the bottom of the bottle its engraved heritage edition 9 96 and the label on the back of the bottle say kahlua edition colecionable. Just wondering what it is worth? Thanks, George and Valerie

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From: Alejandro Gomis ,

Digger

Subject: Bottles of one ship wreck

Date: 04-03-2003

Hi, my name is Alejandro Gomis and I'm from Spain I have found one ship wreck in the coast of Alicante (Spain) and I search information about it. I know that this ship of UK was sunk in 1918 and called Mardinian. In the ship have a lot of bottles, you can help me? You Know this bottles? I need something of information about his history, value, et.? Sincerely: Alejandro Gomis

 

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From: EPP7

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Clorox Bottle

Date: 04-03-2003

Thanks for taking the time out to reply. I will check out the website. I am forwarding this info to my son. Thanks again Gene

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From: Stephen phelps

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 04-03-2003

Hi There! Boomer told me to look you up, so here goes! I found this bottle at a home I bought in West Branch, Mi. It it 5" tall, with a 2" wide mouth. On one side of the bottle is embossed Cottage Cheese in a circle, below this SEALED BB48. On the other side,embossed, CONTENTS 12 OZ LIQUID, the words SUNNYSIDE DAIRY WEST BRANCH MICH. embossed in a circle, inside the circle H.E.JACKSON PHONE 175 below the circle an embossed REGISTERED. On the bottom of this bottle,are two very large S- letters, also what looks like a very faint Duraglas trademark below that,above the two large S-letters, there is some sort of a oval circle with a diamond running thru it, left end of diamond has the number18, in center of oval circle a number1, right end of diamond a number3. Also, what looks like a pontil mark is on the bottom, off center. Any ideas? Thanks Steve ram

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From: Momsbell

To: Digger

Subject: bottle of kummel

Date: 04-03-2003

c:\windows\TEMP\~LWF0002.jpgIf you could possible tell me anything about this bottle I would greatly appreciate it. I could not find much about it except kummel is a caraway liquor. it has several dates on it and the bottle it self is green. One date is "Since 1852", on date is "Berlin 1896", it also reads, on bottom of label, Buenos Aires 1910: Gold Medal Thank you so much for your time. Sandy Beam

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From: V. Louise Plank

To: Digger

Subject: Historic Flask

Date: 04-03-2003

I found your website today and found it quite informative. My question concerns a historic flask. It is a dark amber historic flask of the calabash style in very good condition. In my research, I've learned a good bit about it. I've learned it is a "Union" with clasped hands on the front with an eagle and banner on the reverse side. The mouth is applied and the pontil on the bottom appears to be graphite. I've been told that it could be a rare bottle because of the dark amber color. Can you give me any idea about the value of this bottle. Sorry I don't have any pictures of it right now. If you need, I can provide some pictures. Thank you in advance for any information you can provide..Mimi

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From: frank a palumbo

To: Digger

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 03-03-2003

whiskey bottle, frank distillery,1915,spider web design, on bottle, one pine size, label antique, 100 proof, amber in color.???????

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From: Lptnt

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 04-03-2003

I have a "LISTERINE" bottle, it has a cork stopper and has never been opened, how can i find out the aprox.age and value? Thank you. lou

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From: MttHuf

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle

Date: 05-03-2003

Hello Digger, I just stumbled across your website today and found it very interesting. I recently acquire a brown bottle, stands about 7 1/2- 8 Inches tall, it also says one pint near the bottom and has a unique looking rose and petal design on it. The bottom of the bottle says TM.REG.US.PAT.OFF and has the letter 4, with a weird design. Also below the top of the bottle on one side it says Federal law forbids...... and the numbers D11 56 40. Any information you have about the date/brand or value of this bottle would be appreciated, thanks.

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From: K. M. Hopper

To: Digger

Subject: Re: H. Kennedy Barrowfield Pottery, Glasgow

Date: 05-03-2003

Thought you might like to know that I have 2 stoneware bottles from this company and what I can tell they resemble a Ginger Beer Bottle. Of course I could be wrong since there isn't anything saying so. What can you tell me about the company? Thank you, Kathy

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From: Deniz

To: Digger

Subject: Sticker On Big Metaxa Bottle

Date: 05-03-2003

Hi, I have big (1gallon) bottle of metaxa cognac with a tap at the bottom. It is an old bottle of many years. As you can realize , the sticker of the bottle it is degraded and has many scratches, craps and cuts on. I want to restore it , as I am a bottle collector. This will be the most intersting piece of my collection for sure. So what can you advice me? Can I find a brand new sticker for my bottle? How can I make it look new Thank You

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From: elif kaynak

To: Digger

Subject: The Picture Of the bottle

Date: 05-03-2003

Addition to my quest, I am sending a photo of the brand new bottle of metaxa :)

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From: connie schuhow

To: Digger

Subject: Dr. Pepper soda bottle

Date: 05-03-2003

I have a dr. pepper soda bottle that has a clock on the back with the three hands pointing toward the numbers (that are displayed), on 10,2,4. It is a 6 1/2 ounce soda bottle with a pop off top (not screw off top). Is there any

value to this?

connielea

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From: Judy Porcaro

To: Digger

Subject: stoneware [clay] bottle

Date: 05-03-2003

Hi: I was wondering if you could give me some information on a bottle. It was purchased many years ago at an estate sale on Long Island N.Y. The house was an old one probably dating from the 1700's. The bottle is 12 1/2" tall and looks to have been handmade from clay. It is a lovely, worn terra cotta color with a light glaze. It is tall and thin narrowing at the top to a small ringed spout approximately 1 1/2" tall. Near the top is a little handle in the shape of a p. The bottle has a seal imprinted into the clay. In the center of the seal is some sort of what looks like a coat of arms. In the center of the coat of arms are tiny letters which might be FP, PR, FR. Around the outside of the seal is printed SELTERS NASSAU. Under the handle are some letters imprinted into the clay in very old script. As near as I can make out, they are MO and under that NUM 7Z. I also bought a couple of other bottles along with this one, one of which is what might be an old stoneware beer bottle. The beer bottle is two toned [mustard color on top and cream color below]. It is stamped C--something and underneath GLASCOW. I sure hope you can tell me something about these bottles. I've often wondered about them over the years, if they were really old or just reproductions. Any information that you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your trouble, Judy jap2

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From: John Golden and/or Rod Aguiar

To: Digger

Subject: S.B.KITCHEL'S LINIMENT bottle

Date: 05-03-2003

Dear Mr. Odell,

I was hoping you could help solve my mystery!

Several years ago while cleaning out a fruit cellar of an old house, I came across an old Liniment bottle. It is Aqua in color, pressed glass I think (an obvious seem on opposite corners), square, 2 and 1/2 inches by 8 inches with obvious bubble defects in the glass. My problem is that I have looked to reference many books but cannot find any information on it. It says in raised lettering S.B.KITCHEL'S LINIMENT on one side, but the (T) in KITCHEL'S looks erased. It looks old but I would sure appreciate it if you could shed some light on my bottle. Greatfully Appreciated, Rod in Utah

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From: Melissa

To: Digger

Subject: Andrea Ginger Jars?

Date: 05-03-2003

Hi, I was at a flea market type place and came across a set of old ginger jars. I enjoy collecting rare ginger jars, but I need to know what to look for when searching for them. (For example: Stamp on bottom, Stamp on top of jar lid, numbers, designs, etc.) If you could please send me some information on what to look for when searching for these older jars, I would greatly appreciate it. The jars I found had on the bottom of them the word Andrea and a chinese marking. I would like to know if it has any value and perhaps dates when it could have been made. Thanks again for your help.

Rebekah

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From: MRWIGGIMS

To: Digger

Subject: Luxardo clock bottle

Date: 05-03-2003

Digger,

About 35 years ago my husband purchased this bottle of cherry wine. It is about10 inches tall by 6 inches wide. the seal has never been broken. It reads "produced and bottled by Girolamo Luxardo Padova Italy 5/8 quart. It has a clock in the center of the bottle that has "mercedes" made in germany. On the top of the seal it is stamped A.D. 1821. The other lables on it says "Imported by James B, Beam Import Corp. New York, NY. with the import number on it. The clock is all in tact, and still runs. Can you give me some idea what this maybe worth. Thanks, CJ Andrews

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From: Callahan, Margot

To: 'Digger ' Digger

Subject: it's a set

Date: 06-03-2003

Digger,

I've done research and have surmised that there isn't anything antique about these bottles, but they are in a set and are nice looking, so I'm thinking that someone, somewhere would be interested in them. All TCW Co made: 18 - all with original stoppers - etched glass, plus 9 tubes. Any idea of an honest price to ask or where I may find interest? Thank you and good luck with everything. Margot

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From: pjorler

To: Digger

Subject: to find date and value

Date: 07-03-2003

Dear Sir,

I was given a box of Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky from a friend of mine who obtained it from their grandmothers basement after she had past away. They are still in the box wrapped in paper with the picture of a Cutty Sark on it. They are un-opened bottles with the Tax seal on the caps. I also have a bottle of Wild Turky from the same place with the tax seal on the cap. I was told that they have been in the basement for at least ten years. I wanted to know if there is any way to find out how old they are and if they may have any type of value to them...Sincerely, Peter

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From: David Taylor

To: Digger

Subject: fire object 1870-1910

Date: 06-03-2003

Do you know what this is

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From: KIMBERLY WALLER KIMBERLY_1541

To: Digger

Subject: coke bottles

Date: 07-03-2003

Hi! I recently bought three 64 oz. Coca Cola glass bottles that are dated 1975. Could you tell me a little history on these I have never seen this type before. I was told they were never put into circulation because of their size the bottles were blowing their tops in the warehouse.

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From: Jay Thacher

To: Digger

Subject: old blue bottle

Date: 07-03-2003

I have a dark blue bottle about 7inches tall with a metal spritzer(sprayer)on top.The paper label is mostly worn off,but is says D.B.Smith and Company,Utica,N.Y..The label is round with the trade mark name in a rectangle in the middle.

On the bottom of the bottle is a M in a circle,under that

Design Pat.97178.

Any ideas?

My father had this bottle and gave it to me.

Thank you

Nancy M. Thacher

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From: Diane March

To: Digger

Subject: whisky containers

Date: 08-03-2003

I have several lionstone whisky containers, listed as follows: Riverboat Captain Gambler Calvery Scout The Cowboy Proud Indian The above containers have both the lionstone lable and the name of container lable. The following are missing one or the other lable: Doctor? putting on coat,1 boot and 1 slipper, medical bag between feet. Lawyer? books in right hand, green topcaot, yellow vest, hat on pedastal in back of figure. Frontiersman? shotgun left hand, bearded, green kerchef around neck. Train man? stopwatch left hand, oil can right hand. Robber? pistol in left hand, sack in right hand,beard All of the above have Original Lionstone Sculptured Porcelain, 1969 on the bottom of container. Also marked Org Lionstone Sculptured porcelain: Fireman - bottom marked 1972LDL - Limited Addition, with engraving on side that says "Fireman save lives" I also have the following with Teremiah Pots Sculptured Porcelain, 1969 on the bottom of container: Highway Robber - both lables Scout? long white hair, Indian style trim on jacket and mocisan style boots. Containers Marked Original bitteroor Sculpted Porcelain: Woodsman? left leg on log, leaning on ax Trader? long fur coat, beads in left hand, shotgun in right hand. Other containers include: Old Taylor Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky container with the #DI-185-69 on the bottom in the shape of "The Old Taylor Distillery Company" A Jim Beam train section - possibly the coboosemarked on bottom with Jim Beam name and #KY-DRB-230 - Genuine Regal China , C Miller, 1968, 145-68 A Jim Beam container marked "100th Kentucky Derby 1974 Churchill Downs: Genuine Regal China,100 mo old Kentucky Staight Bourbon Whisky" This container also has two horse heads with the names of the 1st Kentucky Derby Winner and a spot for the name of the 100th Kentucky Derby Winner. I would like to know the value of these containers or who I would talk to about the value and sale of these containers. Thank you in advance for your help. Sincerely, Diane March

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From: ki

To: Digger

Subject: ottawa ontario pop bottle

Date: 07-03-2003

Hello I have a 16 oz pop bottle from the excel beverages company of ottawa ontario canada it was made in 1959 and the brand name is Mr, On the bottom it has the following stamped on it 16 FL OZ 7 I 59 2_ G-200059 If you could provide any information about the bottle or the company I would appreciate it, Thank you, Kijson Bolestridge

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From: Shelly Beck

To: Digger

Subject: a bottle i found

Date: 08-03-2003

Hello. I am writing in request to any information you may have about a bottle I found. I looks exactly like the one on the website, but instead of saying "Dr. Thachers Liver and Blood", mine says: Dr M.M. Fenner, Fredonia NY, 1904.

The cork is still completely intact; the bottle is in excellent condition, and there is even a bit of liquid or syrup inside. Do you know naything about this? Any info you can provide me with would be helpful. Thank you. Shelly Ann moose_sab  Shelly Ann Beck moose_sab

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From: kcr

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 08-03-2003

MY BOTTLE IS ONE QUART AND HAS A B WITH A CIRCLE AROUND IT ON THE BOTTOM IT ALSO HAS 14 6 D 9 42 M-32 SB13

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From: RITA SANTOS

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 08-03-2003

I have a bottle just like this except it says on it "THE ANGLO AMERICAN DRUG CO." , would this be worth the same as the one being sold?

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From: Trfalpheus

To: Digger

Subject: Ace bottle

Date: 08-03-2003

Many years ago my parents found an old bottle in a mining town in Colorado in a junk yard. I guess it is an old medicine bottle. The only thing on the bottle is a large ace with the word "ACE" at the bottom. We have never seen one in an antique shop until today when I found and bought one in Oakland, Oregon for $4.00. Could you tell us how old it is, what it was used for, and how much it is worth. Thank You

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From: NIGHTROME

To: Digger

Subject: Liquor musical ballerina bottle around the 70s

Date: 08-03-2003

Dear Digger,  Would like any information you can give me on a liquor bottle with a musical ballerina inside came out in the Seventies. Had one which I obtained in the state liquor store of New Hampshire which has been lost trying to obtain information about obtaining another one any information you could give me would be appreciated. You can send any information to my email address at nightrome. Sincerely Alan Champagne

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From: BABS33584

To: Digger

Subject: Tampa Milk Store

Date: 08-03-2003

I have a bottle from the Tampa Milk Store. I can't find any info on the company or what the half pint bottle might be worth. I also have a quart milk bottle with no mfg name. The bottle in raised letters says A bottle of milk is a bottle of health. Any ideas on where it is from or worth?

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From: Matt Dempsey

To: Digger

Subject: AMBER PEPSI ACL--Fake or Real?

Date: 09-03-2003

 

Hi Digger ; How are you? I am writing to you in regards to a recent purchase I made off of e-bay ; It is a 1950s red and white ACL Pepsi Cola bottle with amber glass (instead of clear glass) ; My question is --Is it possible to nuke a clear glass 1950s ACL and change it into an amber glass bottle?; If it is possible what are all of the different ways to spot a nuked bottle?; I'll attach a photo of the bottle ; Thanks, Matt Dempsey, Collierville, TN

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From: Genefer

To: Digger

Subject: Antique Bottles

Date: 09-03-2003

I have a bottle with seams that go up to the neck and then stop. The bottle says "Silmerine" "Parker Belmont & Co, Chicago". It looks to be pretty old because there are a lot of little bubbles in the glass. I can't find the company and I have no idea what "Silmerine" is. Do you know what this bottle is and how much it's worth? Susan

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From: david hinson

To: Digger

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 09-03-2003

digger,

years ago i picked up an old whiskey bottle from a yard sale. it is black with a gold cap and has a picture of Vincent van Gogh (self portrait ) it is in good shape. i have tried for years to research but have never found anything. just came across your web site today. thanks for any help you may have for me. sincerly, f. hinson

longview, texas

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From: Bill Seward

To: Digger

Subject: Duuraglas bottle

Date: 09-03-2003

Hi, I have just cleared out my parents 225 year old house and have this glass bottle with a metal screw type cap. The bottle is a clear glass, one gallon Duraglas, with "DES. PAT. 184991" molded on the neck. Can you tell me if this has any value? If so, how much do you think it is worth.

Thank-you,

Bill Seward

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From: Bill Seward

To: Digger

Subject: Resending note with pictures of Duraglas Bottle

Date: 09-03-2003

Hi,I have just cleared out my parents 225 year old house and have this glass bottle with a metal screw type cap. The bottle is a clear glass, one gallon Duraglas, with "DES. PAT. 184991" molded on the neck. Can you tell me if this has any value? If so, how much do you think it is worth.

Thank-you,

Bill Seward

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From: SILVERHAIR

To: Digger

Subject: duraglas

Date: 09-03-2003

i have a duraglas container that was used to drip gas ? kerosene onto a 2 burner stove. the bottle is duraglas embossed 3 times around the container and the bottom has a logo, a rough circle with a longated diamond and a ? letter ? I in the center of the circle, number as 2 to the left of the diamond point, number 8 to the right of the diamond point and 2 at the bottom of the circle. i'm not finding a date on the container. I would appreciate any info you might supply to me about my find. thank you,  Crystal McNeal

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From: Matt Dempsey

To: Digger

Subject: Re: AMBER PEPSI ACL--Fake or Real?

Date: 09-03-2003

Hi digger. I did some digging myself and found the original owner of this bottle. He explained to me that it was "CE" or chemically altered. The ebay seller who sold me this bottle knew what he was selling me was a fake. Please warn others to steer clear of these "CE" ACL bottles. It was almost a $100 mistake for me. Thanks a million, Matt Dempsey Collierville, TN

From: "Digger"

To: "Matt Dempsey"

Subject: Re: AMBER PEPSI ACL--Fake or Real?

Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 09:44:53 -0500

Hmm. I am not Pepsi expert so I am taking your suspicion as my guide. Irradiated bottles usually have a smoky appearance. The amber color is suspicious looking and may not be consistent through out the bottle. The reaction is reversible and will lose its color over time especially if left to the sunlight or exposed to heat. Yes, it is possible that the bottles would turn from clear to amber. It also could be coated or made in a foreign country. I'll ask around. digger

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From: Matt Dempsey

To: Digger

Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2003 3:59 AM

Subject: AMBER PEPSI ACL--Fake or Real?

 

Hi Digger. How are you? I am writing to you in regards to a recent purchase I made off of e-bay. It is a 1950s red and white ACL Pepsi Cola bottle with amber glass (instead of clear glass). My question is --Is it possible to nuke a clear glass 1950s ACL and change it into an amber glass bottle? If it is possible what are all of the different ways to spot a nuked bottle? I'll attach a photo of the bottle. Thanks, Matt Dempsey, Collierville, TN

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From: Ramsda6

To: Digger

Subject: Blown glass Medicine Bottle?

Date: 09-03-2003

Hi,Do you know anything about a type of bottle that was used in drug stores years ago that had a round bottom that sat inside something and was heated with a flame to mix medicines, and then poured into medicine bottles? Thanks for any information you can give me. Carolyn Ramsdale,

 

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From: ROBERT J RUSSELL chell

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 09-03-2003

Dear Digger:

When my husband was young he would spend every available moment digging for bottles and other artifacts at the site of Fort Custer outside of Hardin, MT, consquently we have an abundance of bottles in all shapes and sizes.

My question is where do we start looking for the value of said bottles? To give you just a sample, there is a bottle embossed with the lettering: Cantrell & Cochrane, Belfast & Dublin, Medicated Abrated Waters, another with Ross's, Belfast and yet another that has Burnett's Cocaine on the front and Burnett on one edge with Boston on the other. These are but a few of what is in my husband's collection.

Fort Custer was a ritzy outpost, in it's heyday it was a steamboat port. The officer's mess was well stocked with fine china, crystal and silver, champagne flowed like water. As a boy and young man my husband combed the area for dump sites and has a rather impressive collection of not only bottles but military artifacts as well. We have had them stored for over 40 years and are reaching a point in our lives when we need to decide what to do with them. We are hoping that you might be able to point us in the right direction.

Sincerely,

Rochelle Russell

 

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From: DanACrispy

To: Digger

Subject: Ace of Spades bottle

Date: 09-03-2003

Hi, Just curious about a bottle I found. It has the ace of spades on the front and a A in the middle of the spade.On the bottom of the bottle it has 3 1/2 FL OZ do you know anything about this bottle?...Thanks. Marcia

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From: Debra Noe

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 09-03-2003

My father found a fabric case about 8" square that folds over and snaps shut. Inside are four out of eight white cold cream jars with silver lids and various small sample vials with cork lids of perfumes, flavoring and medicines. The snap on the case says patented June 6, 1916. Can you tell us more about this we can also send you a picture.

Frosty

eon

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From: margaret buettner

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 09-03-2003

Hi I just wanted to know if you have either ever heard of or came across an old perfume bottle from Eddy & Eddy's Perfume Mfg. St. Louis , U.S.A., I have one in perfect condition label box and all and I can't trace this company no matter where I have searched. Thanks, Maggie

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From: CarolynHudson

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10-03-2003

Do you have any info regarding value of old 5 gal water bottles? Arrowhead, Alhambra, etc.? I believe they are from the 40's and 50's. There is one, for example, with a 52 embossed on the bottom. The side of if is somewhat bent inward. It has a cork. It says Arrowhead, and is the kind that was inverted in water coolers so that the writing is upside down. It is in very good condition and cleaned up well. Thank you so much for what information you may have to share on these wonderful old bottles and what the market may be for them. With best regards, Carolyn

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From: chasaba constable

To: Digger

Subject: Lincoln Bottle

Date: 10-03-2003

I just bought a bottle, as I'm new at collecting Lincoln Items for a room I am creating. I wondered if you had any information upon age, value, and history. The seller I bought it from said he had it for over 20 years. It is empty. There is a sticker on the back, it is Straight Bourbon Whiskey 86 proof Limited Edition 4/5 quart. Distilled and Bottled by McCormick Distilling co. Weston MO. On the bottom it has American Porcelain and a Kansas Liquor stamp #36168643. Size 4-1/2"x4"x12-/12"high. Any information you have would be great. Pictures have been attached. Thanks so much!

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From: Erica Rogers

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 10-03-2003

I am looking for information on a Bromo-Seltzer Emerson Drug Co. Baltimore, MD., bottle. The bottle is cobalt blue, 7 5/8 in tall, 3 1/4 in. base, with the number 14 and irregular circles on the bottom, two seams from the top to the base, maybe a seam around the base, and a lid-type top.

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From: claudbear

To: Digger

Subject: Old Mr. Boston Brand white glass bottle.

Date: 10-03-2003

I have a OLD MR. BOSTON BRAND clear glass bottle. It is a full quart size bottle with a picture of a 2 story building and another building with a flag in front of it. There also is what seems to be a ribbon on the bottom left these are all imprinted into the glass. On the front it read federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle OLD MR BOSTON BRAND then a place were a label might go at the bottom it is marked R174 front on the bottom of the bottle it says 54-6 design patent applied for --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: AkaPastor

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 10-03-2003

Hi Digger, I am trying to identify a bottle maker's mark. It is a T in a triangle. Would you be able to inform me as to the company this represents as well as the dates for the mark? Thanks, Nate

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From: Kuriger Richard P

To: Digger

Subject: Old Bottles

Date: 11-03-2003

Hi-I got your address of a wed site for old bottles. I am trying to find some information on a couple of old bottles I found. They both have the words "Real Rose" on the lid and what looks like a serial number. I have attached a photo. Can you tell me anything about them. I appreciate your assistance. Rick

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From: Comicar

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 11-03-2003

I found you on the web and was wondering if you have seen a bottle like this and if so what is this bottle shape called. I thought it was called a perfume flaxen?? Thank you in advanced for any information you may have. Sue

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From: Scott Hannaman

To: Digger

Subject: Privy Digging

Date: 11-03-2003

Well, I am a treasure hunter by nature and recently moved to a part of the country that is a gold mine for treasure hunting. I live in north central Kansas and there are hundreds of vacated homesteads that date back to the late 19th century as sell as a few that are from around the 1870's and earlier. There are a lot of outhouses that need to be dug up. I have a few questions regarding how you get permission to dig and to not have to give up too much of the treasures recovered. Do you have your outhouse owners do a contract with you? Do you pay them for the dig site or do you split the treasures found? Do you document the dig and the contents of the finds? Do you auction a lot of your items off to pay for new digs? Just curious about how to go about things in the proper manner. I would really hate to spend a lot of time and energy digging up a lot of old treasures only to have the owner of the property lay claim to everything. Your help is appreciated.

Scott

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From: Florence Gray

To: Digger

Subject: logo question

Date: 11-03-2003

This sea glass was found on the New Jersey shore. Would you be able to tell me what type of bottle it came from? Thank you. Florence Gray

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From: Brian Leard

To: Digger

Subject: Medicine bottle

Date: 12-03-2003

Dr. W.B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin bottle with Monticello, Illinois on the side. You never said if you knew how much it is worth in your Q&A session on the website I found. Could you tell me?

Thank you,

Vanessa (Benton, AR)

 

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From: Brian Leard

To: Digger

Subject: Medicine bottle

Date: 12-03-2003

Dr. W.B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin bottle with Monticello, Illinois on the side. You never said if you knew how much it is worth in your Q&A session on the website I found. Could you tell me?

Thank you,

Vanessa (Benton, AR)

 

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From: BILBAY401

To: Digger

Subject: wondering if u could help me I have looked for

Date: 12-03-2003

wondering if u could help me i have looked for this bottle everywhere and can't seem to find any information on it it is square has 18 flutes on each corner and has roses on 3 sides my father believes it to be a pepper sauce bottle. if you could help i would appreciate it

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From: nmboutilier

To: Digger

Subject: brown bottle

Date: 12-03-2003

Hi I have been looking for some information on a bottle my son found it's an old brown glass javex bottle. It has the name JAVEX stamped right in the glass. It has a really short neck with round shoulders. If you have any information about this bottle would you please let me know.

Thank you Nancy Boutilier

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From: BILBAY401

To: Digger

Subject: Re: wondering if u could help me i have looked for

Date: 12-03-2003

we are selling this item on ebay and someone has bid 900.00 dollars for it

thank you for your time and if u could send me a link or something to find

this item myself i would apreciate it very much again thanks alot for your

time

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From: Rhonda Purdon

To: Digger

Subject: Help with bottle

Date: 12-03-2003

Hi Digger could you help me please? I was going through some boxes and found a very pretty bottle that I am curious as to what it is? I don't think it is worth anything just curious.

The bottle is about 11 inches tall with the top. The top is rectangle shaped as is the bottle with the bottom smaller than the top.

The color is purpleish. Has the words STRAUBHULLERS ELIXIR. Tree of lite since 1880. The other side is NECTAR THE GOLDEN LIFE OF HEALTH AND VITALITY.

Thanks for any help.

Rhonda

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From: debbie munsell

To: Digger

Subject: Identify a bottle

Date: 12-03-2003

Hello, I have a bottle we found in Oklahoma but the printing on it is from my hometown area in Illinois.I was woundering if you can tell me anything about it and is there any value? Its brown or amber color, The base is 8 1\2intall by 2 1\2in diam. Its shape is champagne beer or pony. Theres embossed print on the front.It reads R.I.B.CO ROCKISLAND ILL. The opposite side along the bottom is printed N.B.B.G.CO The lip shape isround taper or blob. The seam goes to the bottom of the lip and stops.The bottom looks like its ABM. Please anything you can tell me. thank you.Debbie

Debbie munsell

debrii1965

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From: Thomas Easton

To: Digger

Subject: old bottle, jug

Date: 13-03-2003

Dear Digger,  I wonder if you could tell me a value for this bottle, I dug it  up in the Scottish Borders & it has a Rabbie Burns poem on it. It has a chip out of the handle, I have sent a couple of photos for you to see, Yours Tam

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From: RBbball15

To: Digger

Subject: duraglas jar

Date: 13-03-2003

I have some green duraglas jars that are two different sizes some are about 2and 1/2inches tall and 1and 3/4 inches in diameter and the others are 2 inches tall and 1 and 1/2 inches tall. All the jars have black lids. Can you tell me how much they are worth?

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From: debbie munsell

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Re: Identify a bottle

Date: 14-03-2003

Hello again Mr. Digger. I'm not sure if you sent a return message or not. I received your email address but no message. Could you try me again please. I would really appreciate your help. Thank you very much. Debbie Munsell

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From: capsterman

To: Digger

Subject: Aunt Jemima Cookie jar

Date: 14-03-2003

Sir, My lady friend has an old aunt jemima cookie jar thar was made by weller. She was curious as to the value, as she saw something oin TV, about afican -American relics, and thought she understood that it is rare.I will send a picture if you think is worth going into. It is the one with Aunt Jemima holing a large lioce of watermelon to her bosum. Thanks, for your time.

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From: EDDIE581

To: Digger

Subject: hi

Date: 14-03-2003

hi i need some help on two bottles that i cant find anything on,one is cobalt

blue 1 and a half inch tall with a round bottom and saids B.P.Co. with two Ps

in a circle one P is backwords.the other one is clear about 6" tall with the

words INJECTION GRIMAULT AND CIE. AU MATICO.any info. and the price would

help alot thanks for taking the time .eddie

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From: Peggy Phillips

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 14-03-2003

I was wondering if you might have any idea what this is? I found it while I was down on the river bank. It has PAT APRIL 10 0061 on the inside part of the lid. It is sort of a milky light green color. It may just be nothing. Thank you for your time. Any help you can will be appreciated. Thank you Jimmy

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From: dan

To: Digger

Subject: Gilbert Bros. & Co. bottle

Date: 14-03-2003

Can you give me information ( age, price, etc.) on this bottle, photos attached? It is clear and is 8" tall. I found it recently in a Civil War site.

Regards,

Dan

Va Beach, VA

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From: Tom

To: Digger

Subject: hphphp6

Date: 15-03-2003

dear sir can you tell me anything about this whiskey bottle ? thank you tom

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From: Maureen

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 15-03-2003

Hello!! I wonder if you might be able to help me identify a bottle? It was found in Key Largo, Fl. I don't have knowledge of bottles so I did read the list of what I should know before asking you a question.  1.) The only marking on the bottle is on the bottom. It is either 605 or G05 but I'm pretty sure it's 605. There is a design on the top of bottle.  2.) I believe from what I've read that color would be 'sun-colored amethyst'. It's a clear light purple - you can see through the bottle.  3.) Bottle is 7 3/8" tall from bottom to top of lip. 3 1/4" wide, 1 1/8" deep  4.) BIM   5.) I could not match up the top lip to any of the photos shown on the website I reached you through. It looks to me like the lip was placed over a shorter lip that is part of the main bottle piece, like it was slipped right over it. I'm sure you'll know what that means.  6.) no  7.) smooth base with embossing on the middle indented portion of base  8.) condition would probably be considered good to very good?? I thought there were some cracks but they are just thin lines indented into the glass. It's dirty - there's a fly in it!! I'll soak it and see how it turns out.  I'm attaching photos. Hope that's okay. Thank you so much for your help. I really do appreciate it.  Maureen Key Largo, Fl. 

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From: Bubbles

To: Digger

Subject: LIONSTONE

Date: 15-03-2003

Hi Digger, My Dad bought my mom a set of the western LIONSTONE bottles. He passed away, she is moving and wants to get rid of them. There are about 25 of the Western figures and four of the birds. We have: Jesse James Annie Oakley Annie Christmas Cavalry Scout Mountain Man Highway Robber Casual Indian Proud Indian Country doctor Sheriff Madame Wells Fargo man Camp Follower Circuit Riding Judge Telegrapher Railroad Engineer Squaw Man Cowboy Gold Panner Sheepherder Frontiers man Camp Cook Vigilante Sod Buster Belly Robber Riverboat Captain Gentleman  Gambler Bartender Stage coach Driver Renegade Trader and a few bird bottles - Meadowlark, roadrunner and two quail bottles, without labels. All are in the original white foam containers. Almost all of them have the front and back labels, and the explanation stickers on the containers. They also have a dark powder like substance on the bottles, but it doesn't brush off. That's the major question I have for you. I haven't tried to wash it off. It doesn't appear to have affected the paint on the bottles. Without seeing the bottles, are you familiar with the dark substance? Can it be removed without damage to the bottle? If so, how do I remove it without damage to the labels? Or, is it best to just sell "as is" and let a collector who knows what they are doing deal with the stuff on the bottles.  Arlene Lea

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From: Justusgerbs

To: Digger

Subject: Dr D Jaynes # 1 and #2 Hair Dye Open Pontil

Date: 15-03-2003

Greetings......I am looking for ANY info. on D Jaynes Hair Dye Bottles..... I have 1 of each. they are aqua 3" tall each. The # 1 bottle is almost square with a flared lip. the #2 bottle is rectangular. They both are very crude with whittling and open pontils. I have them both on E-Bay at this time. Any idea as to their value.?Thanks so much!!! Loren Gerber Tolland Ct. ebay-(budsbottles) Ps i have heard of D Jaynes hair tonic but never hair dyes......

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From: Bean525

To: Digger

Subject: Coca cola bottling

Date: 16-03-2003

I have a bottle with "Property of Coca Cola Bottling on the bottom. The name of the drink is "Drink Pauls Drinks". It was bottled in Muskegon Mich. Can you tell me anythig about this bottle? None of my bottle books have this in it and I could not find it in the Coca Cola collectors book. I would appreciate any info. Thanks

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From: Taira

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 16-03-2003

i have jim beam bottles which are hand painted by J Lockhart do you have any price value or info on them.thaks k little

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From: E.J. PANNELL EJLAFARM

To: Digger

Subject: bouquet holder

Date: 16-03-2003

I have a boouquet holder patented dec 1886. this a old fashioned shoe bouquet holder that is blue green in color and six inches tall. I do not knot know who maid the item. it was given to my mother when she was a child around 1915 to 1920. would like to know the value. ej.

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From: D.Stocks

To: Digger

Subject: bottle questions

Date: 16-03-2003

Hello,

Years ago I sent you some photo's of a Warners bottle that I owned and wanted to sell, you gave me some very helpful info on it. Now I have some old pharmaceutical label under glass bottles that I'm interested in parting with. One is cobalt blue and the other is a deep brown. Both are in excellent condition and the labels have gold leaf intact and both have the original stoppers. They have never been buried (my father was a pharmacist). I'm attaching a photo of the two for you to see and would appreciate any info that you can provide me.  Thanks in advance Diana

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From: Cathy

To: Digger

Subject: Antique Bottles

Date: 16-03-2003

I have a Hot Shot Bug Killer Bottle with Duraglas embossed on the glass. It is a emerald green color glass. It is a round bottle with a pump type sprayer on it. The lid that holds it on is metal and has rusted to where the sprayer has broken out of the lid but it still works other than the sprayer it is in excellent condition. It has pictures of different insects on it. Would like to know how old or any information you have on this bottle.  Thanks

Cathy

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From: Janet M Powles

To: Digger

Subject: Canadian Imported 1qt bottle

Date: 16-03-2003

Hi we are trying to find out about a bottle we found. Clear in color Canadian printed on both sides all the way down third side says canadian at the top and imported at the bottom. 4th side "Federal law forbides sale or reuse of this bottle 1qt. There are only seams on both sides of the neck and it is a screw top. Bottom of bottle has D-126 then the next row has 18 a diamond shape and 72, last row says liquor bottle. Could you give us some idea of the age of this bottle.  Thank you, Bob Powles

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From: PAUL KATZMANN

To: Digger

Subject: Wilken Bottle

Date: 16-03-2003

Digger,

The bottle is similar in description to one described in an e-mail sent to you by Guy Compton. I believe the bottle to be a pint. The embossed inscriptions of Harry E. Wilkens Jr. and Harry E. Wilkens Sr., and Hillian T. Wilken (I think) are found at the bottom of the bottle. The glass is clear and quite decorative with a face on the front surrounded by, what appears to be factory-like buildings. Code on the bottom - D 9, 31 s 9, M845-1.  Thanks,

Paul

--- PAUL KATZMANN

--- katzmannp

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From: PAUL KATZMANN

To: Digger

Subject: FW: Wilken Bottle

Date: 16-03-2003

I forgot to add the part about what I would like to know.  - Age

- Rarity

- Value if any

- Where did it come from

 

 

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From: PAUL KATZMANN

To: Digger

Sent: 3/16/03 8:01:11 PM

Subject: Wilken Bottle

Digger,

The bottle is similar in description to one described in an e-mail sent to you by Guy Compton. I believe the bottle to be a pint. The embossed inscriptions of Harry E. Wilkens Jr. and Harry E. Wilkens Sr., and Hillian T. Wilken (I think) are found at the bottom of the bottle. The glass is clear and quite decorative with a face on the front surrounded by, what appears to be factory-like buildings. Code on the bottom - D 9, 31 s 9, M845-1.  Thanks,

Paul

--- PAUL KATZMANN

--- katzmannp

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--- PAUL KATZMANN

--- katzmannp

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From: Donna Sharp

To: Digger

Subject: I have inherited some bottles..........  Date: 16-03-2003

from my Uncle who passed away 2 years ago. I have an Ezra Brooks Baseball Player that is wearing a yellow uniform with Green stripes and has an M on the upper right of the shirt. On the bottom of the bottle it states Heritage China 1973 R H-43, Ezra Brooks, Liquor Bottle 185. I also have a turtle that is leaning on an M - this is Ezra Brooks as well. Can you please tell me the value of these bottles? Thank you,

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From: Smith, David

To: Digger

Subject: Aerated Water bottle

Date: 16-03-2003

Digger,

I found 2 bottles while scuba diving in Port Phillip Bay near Melbourne, Australia. One of them was a Udolpho Wolfe bottle of Aromatic Schnapps. I found your description of the bottle in an answer to another query. One other bottle I found was an aerated water bottle, with the glass marble and pinched neck. The labelling indicates "Webb Bros" "Aerated water","Port Fairy". Port Fairy is a small town on the west coast of Victoria. I have looked on the web but can find no Webb Bros. who ran a business there. Can you help?

The bottles were quite encrusted with coral. I was told that soaking them in vinegar will get it off, which it has, but I need to clean the insides of the bottles. Can you give me any clues as to the best way of doing this?

Many Thanks,

David Smith

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From: Debbie Johnson

To: Digger

Subject: 1620 Bottle?

Date: 17-03-2003

Dear Digger,  My husband has this very old bottle he found fifteen years ago. It has four sides but one side is skinnier then the other three. It is pink but my husband thinks that it was red at one time. This bottle seems to be made of very strong ceramic or something like ceramic.  On the front of the bottle it is embossed with the words WITCH-HAZEL with two leaves embossed above and below the words. There is also one leaf on the back and one on the skinny side. The other side has nothing.  The mouth of the bottle looks like it had some kind of a cork to it. Wide mouth and flat like a lifesaver with a bigger hole.  It is exactly 4 inches tall and about 6 1/2 inches around.  You can tell that there is a very protective clear glaze or coating on it because there are quite a few cracks or how I would describe as veins but the bottle is extreamly smooth.  This is the strangest thing! The bottom is outlined with what looks like rust and embossed in the middle it says " GERMANY 1620"

Please let us know what you think and how much it may be worth. I don't have a printer so I can't send a picture.  Deb and Dick Johnson

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From: Mmikatic

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 16-03-2003

Hello,

This weekend we unearthed a bottle in our yard. It is a glass Pierre

Smirnoff bottle. The shape and the fact it is engraved rather than lable

leads us to believe it is quite old. There are dates on the bottle within

the etched crown (the crown is unlike the ones they have showing on their

website). On the crown from left to right are the dates 1877 1886 1882

1896

on a ribbon on the right hand side is the date 1886 1917. There are numbers

on the bottom and Pat.applied for. I wont waste your time with further

numbers and writing on the bottle unless you ask me to. The bottle is in

perfect condition with cap. Altho empty. Ha

I am curious of the age and value if any.  Thankyou in advance for any help you can give me.  MMikatic

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From: ALLAN CLUNES

To: Digger

Subject: pepsi-cola bottle

Date: 17-03-2003

i have pepsi bottle 16 3/8" long x 2 1/2" dia base

it was made in 1972 and looks like a base ball bat

it has a red logo on a white background

volume is one pint or16 fl.oz

can you tell me history and worth

thank you

allan c

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From: Martin, Daniel

To: Digger

Subject: maple syrup containers

Date: 17-03-2003

Hello from Vermont! I've come across some very old metal maple syrup cans. I can't seem to find any resources on the web that will help date them. They are yellow and green with the word "PURE" in red. Thanks for any help you can give. Sugarin' Dan

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From: jimlyn

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 17-03-2003

I have 2 librty imited adtion catsup bottles, I beleive thats what they were. They have a painted liberty bell on the front and soldies, with 2 drums and a man carring the flag on the back. They are round and tall. I have 2 Aunt Jamima brow bottles on the botton of that it says,Kerr-P1-88-10. I also have 3 Log Cabine bottles, 1- is dr. brown with a indian face on it, bottom one reads M11, second one is dr. brown and has a statue of liberty on it-reading M-12 and the 3rd. is a clear bottle with liberty bell on it reading M6. Wondering what theses might be worth. Thank you

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From: TMusjjjw

To: Digger

Subject: Digging bottles

Date: 17-03-2003

Hi

I live in Scranton Pa. and am a bottle collector. Where are good places to

dig bottles? How do you know where to idg and what to look for??

Thanks

Mark

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From: Spaztach

To: Digger

Subject: old bottle

Date: 17-03-2003

I found an old bottle in Pensacola Florida and I am curious to get

information about the bottle along with the company that made it. The bottle

is dark brown and thick. It resembles a beer bottle or perhaps a coke bottle.  The bottled is tapered from the neck to the large part of the bottle. On the

bottom of the bottle is SB&C Co.  Thanks for any information that you may be able to give me.  Nick

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To: Digger

Subject: old howdy! seven-up bottle

Date: 17-03-2003

my boyfriend's father found a bottle made from seven-up that has the name howdy! on it we're trying to find out what year it's from and how much it would be worth.  thanks.

 

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From: charlie J.

To: Digger

Subject: old bottle

Date: 18-03-2003

I found a brown bottle that was engraved with (jos. triner chicago) on it. Any idea what kind of bottle and how old it is.  Thanks.  Charlie

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From: betty rood

To: Digger

Subject: coca cola bottle

Date: 18-03-2003

i have an old coca cola bottle, and was trying to find

out how old it is. hopefully you can help!! it's

embossed writing,it's a little over 7 & three.quarters

tall, it says: HYCEIA BOTTLING WORKS PENSACOLA FLA.  across the bottom of the front side it says:THIS

BOTTLE

across the bottom of the back side it says:LOANED-NOT

SOLD

on the very bottom of the bottom is a "C" there is not

any thing around the "C"...its plain

the bottle is a clear green color.  if you have any info. on this bottle I would

appreciate it

Thanks,Betty

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From: Helen

To: Digger

Subject: a bottle of wine

Date: 18-03-2003

help digger!!!!

i just found a bottle of wine in the basement of my uncle's house, it looks

very old and i was wondering if you could help? it reads- product of italy

luxardo 1821,cherry ardo girolamo luxardo, imported by james b. beam

alc.17%to18% by vol. 1 pint 9fl.ozs

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From: John & Michelle Riley

To: Digger

Subject: help im confused

Date: 18-03-2003

I found a c.c.soda bottle in real good shape ,and it says Cairo ill. on the bottom ,with a bottle pat. # of Nov 6, 1923, please could you tell me more about this bottle and a estament.

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From: Roadrunnerkjs

To: Digger

Subject: Cliquot Eskimo

Date: 18-03-2003

Hi Digger.  I have a green bottle with the Cliquot Eskimo holding a bottle embossed on

the base. Can you date it? I know you're busy, but if you can answer by

Friday I'd appreciate it, 'cause my report is due Monday.  Thanks!!

KJ

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From: IAMAM

To: Digger

Subject: Jim Beam Slot Machine decanter Circa 1978

Date: 19-03-2003

Hi Digger, I have an unopened Jim Beam "Slot Machine" decanter.It is from Barney's Casino, South Shore, Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Gold sticker on back states that it is 80 Proof,100 Months old, and is 1.75 liter,(59.2 fl. oz.) Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Also, that it is made of genuine regal china. On the bottom of the decanter it reads: Creation of James B. Beam Distilling Co. KY-DRB-230. Genuine Regal China 1978 C. Miller Regal China Corporation 145 Liquor Bottle. This decanter is in excellent condition. Red in color, with 3 reels of slots on front w/ 7's, bells, 3 leaf clovers, plums, and oranges on the reels. "Barney's" is on the top front portion of the decanter. Please let me know if this item is of any value. Thank you, Ann Marie Carroll

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From: Rick Thomas

To: Digger

Subject: LEISY BEER BOTTLE

Date: 19-03-2003

I HAVE A BEER BOTTLE FROM LEISY BREWERY.IT IS GLASS WITH A METAL CAP. IT STANDS ABOUT 32" TALL. CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT IT.HOW OLD IT MAY BE.WHAT IT WAS MADE FOR. THANK YOU

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From: STEPHEN D LOWE

To: Digger

Subject: SPARKLETTS BOTTLE

Date: 19-03-2003

I HAVE A QUESTION. I HAVE A GLASS 5 GALLON WATER BOTTLE FROM SPARKLETTS SPRING FRESH DRINKING WATER FROM LOS ANGELES, SANTA ANA , SANDIEGO BUT I CAN'T FIND ANYTHING ABOUT THE BOTTLE. CAN YOU HELP OR DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT CAN. THANK YOU KEVIN LOWE

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From: Wierzbicki, Domenica

To: Digger

Subject: FW: clevenger bottles

Date: 19-03-2003

I have the following Authentic Hand Made South Jersey Glass bottles. I actually found them at a thrift store and I really do not know how much they are worth. If you can give me an idea of what they are worth it would be of great help. (1) Turquois in color (The Battle of Cowpens) 1781 - 1976 (2) Clear in color (Victory at Yorktown) 1781 - 1976 (3) Green in color (First Blood at Lexington) 1775 - 1975 (4) Amber in color (Battle of Bunker Hill) 1775 - 1975 Three of the bottles have the original sticker label on the outside that reads: Authentic Hand Made South Jersey Glass Clevenger Bros. Glass Works Clayton, N.J.

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From: Clayton Young

To: Digger

Subject: old bottle

Date: 19-03-2003

I have found a bottle. It is amber in color, 8 and 1/2 inches tall with a cork top and covered buy a tin cap. It has raised spiders and spider webs on it. Cap says Franfort distilleries, Louisville, Baltimore in the tin cap. there is no patent number on it, says patent pending on bottom. It also says " Buy this bottle only in Tin top safty carton" Around the top of bottle. Any information on it would be great. Thanks Dana Young

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From: BM bran203

To: Digger

Subject: Beameister

Date: 19-03-2003

Dear Mr. Digger,

I found a Beameister bottle in a wall of my house during some remodeling. It is just like the one Kevin Mulrooney showed and described in his question to you but this one also has the labels on it and a date of 1970. Also it still has the original cork and is at least half full of the rhine wine. Do you have any idea what this would be worth? Thanks. Brandon Miller

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From: Sharon Dufour

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 20-03-2003

I am looking for information on an amber bottle to see if it dates back to the 40s or 50s. The raised lettering on the bottle is an M inside a circle. It is 7 inches high, AMB, and in perfect condition. The bottom of the bottle has John Morgan New York (see the attached pictures). Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Sharon Dufour

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From: Barbara Bulllard

To: Digger

Subject: John Wayne Limited edition ceramic decanter

Date: 20-03-2003

Dear Sir,

I have a John Wayne Limited Edition ceramic decanter. It says its made by Mike Wayne Distilling Co. It also has Wayne Enterprises on it. I got all this information from the bottom of the bottle. The John Wayne statue is approxiamatly 1-1/2ft tall.(including container). Can you tell me what this is worth? Thank You, Barbara

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From: BOBNUK

To: Digger

Subject: Louis D. Ellis Milk Bottle? One Pint

Date: 20-03-2003

Hello,

I found this nice old bottle in a very old dump in Richmond, Va. It has in what seems to be a round slug plate "LOUIS D ELLIS"; there is no dot behind the D. It has bubbles and a minor stress line near the top. It also has a slight purple tint to it. I have done a little research and have found nothing on this bottle. Your input is on this would be great. Thank you, Bobby

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From: RoseMary Martin

To: Digger

Subject: Norwegian Pilsener Beer:

Date: 20-03-2003

Hello Mr. Digger, I have a bottle my Mother saved "Ringnes" Approx. 6" lt.green with beer and cap intact. Know anything of this beer bottle? Thank you, RoseMary

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From: Frnkholley

To: Digger

Subject: strange bottle no-one knows about

Date: 20-03-2003

Hello Sir,

My Uncle found a bottle he found under an oak tree base. The tree was approximately 36" in diameter. When he pulled the stump he found a clear bottle approximately 10-12 oz looks like a soda bottle but on the bottom of the bottle is a perfect impression, molded into the glass, of a devil with one leg has a foot and the other has a hoof, He has a arrow tail that comes down to his feet and says PLUTO under his feet. Thank You Lee

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From: Rebie Collins

To: Digger

Subject: Dalva's Finest Brandy

Date: 20-03-2003

Digger,

I have several bottles of Dalva's Finest Brandy. The label says produce of Portugal. Label also says it is five years old, 4/5 Quart and 84 Proof. These bottles have Colorado liquor stamps dated Feb. 5,1944. There is a label on the back that says imported by California Wines, Ltd. Los Angeles, Calif Permit 14-1-22. The bottles are all sealed with a red sticker reading Redler Lewin & CO., Denver, Colo.

Also I have several bottles of Imported Graves Gold Label Cuban Rum. Label says imported and bottled by C.H. Graves and Sons CO. Bottles are 4/5 Quart and 86 Proof. These also have State of Colo. Liquor stamps dated Feb 23, 1944. Bottles have never been opened. Could you help me find out how to go about finding their value or possibly knowing a collector? Sincerely, swissr2

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From: Sandy Peoples

To: Digger

Subject: blue patriot flask

Date: 20-03-2003

I was wondering if you could tell me the value of a saphire ,14 stars,banner ,spread wing eagle ,cork,side stripes, bubbles in glass. Belonged to my mother (who was a avid bottle collector) she told me years ago it was quite valuable. If you could let me know i would really apreciate it! Sincerely yours,  Anna Wallace

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From: Glen S.

To: Digger

Subject: 1955 Full Bottle of Spanish Vin Rose

Date: 21-03-2003

I have a full bottle of 1955 Spanish Vin Rose (wine). Made by Dalmau Hermanos, Tarragona Spain. Figural dancing lady bottle. Worth anything? Thanks!

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From: JUMPINJIMBO

To: Digger

Subject: Griffith Hyatt & Co Flask

Date: 21-03-2003

Digger, Do you know if they made a repro of a GRIFFITH HYATT & CO bottle? I have it for sale on eBay under seller name of jumpinjimbo. It is currently at $415, but I am beginning to wonder if it is real. I may have to pull it off. PLEASE get back to me, Thank You, Jim

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From: RS Collins

To: Digger

Subject: Dalva's Finest Brandy and Graves Cuban Rum

Date: 21-03-2003

Digger,

I several bottles of Dalva's Finest Brandy. The front label says Produce of Portugal, 4/5 quart, 84 proof and is five years old. At the bottom of label is OPORTO. On the back of the bottle there is a sticker saying Imported by California Wines Ltd., Los Angeles, Caliif. Permit 14-1-22. The bottle is round and clear glass. It has Colorado liquor stamps on the back date Feb.5, 1944 and is sealed with a stamp marked Redler-Lewin & CO., Denver, Colo 6-0013489.

I also have several bottles of Imported Graves Gold Label Cuban Rum. This bottle is also round and clear. This label show 86 Proof and 4/5 quart. There is no back label, but has State of Colorado liquor stamps dated Feb. 23,1944. It sealed with a red stamp with the numbers 22-086940.

I was wondering if you be able to help me find the value of these bottles and also if you would know of any collectors that would interested.

Sincerely,

 

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From: Deborah Tackett emrdtackett

To: Digger

Subject: Old Weller & Sons Bourbon Whiskey

Date: 21-03-2003

Dear Digger,  My sister has an Old Weller & Sons Bourbon bottle with the contents still

intact, the seal has not been broken it is in good condition. It is a round clear bottle with streaks of gold running through it, and at the base of the neck it has a scalloped decorative edge. She is more interested in finding out the possible worth of the contents. Do you have any idea or can you instruct us how we might go about finding out more about it? The serial number is 17761. The seal has an eagle and says U. S. Internal Revenue Tax Paid 712677053. I'm sorry there is no pic available.

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From: karenkohe

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 21-03-2003

I was just at my aunts house in Rhode Island and she still gets seltzer delived to her. do you know of any company in south florida that delivers? Thanks

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From: Rhondda R. Thomas

To: Digger

Subject: ? about pontil medicine bottles

Date: 21-03-2003

Hello,

I hope you can assist me. I am researching bottles used by a 19th century woman for "Mrs. H E Wilson's Hair Dressing" or "Mrs. H. E. Wilson's Hair Regenerator." They have been described as pontil medicine bottles, dated late 1850s.

If any of your books have information about these bottles, I would like to purchase the texts. In addition, if you have either or both of these bottles in stock, I would also be interested in purchasing them. Thank you for your assistance. Sincerely,

Rhondda Thomas

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From: Rhondda R. Thomas

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Re: ? about pontil medicine bottles

Date: 21-03-2003

Thanks, Digger.

I'll search your database of questions/answers and keep my eyes open for your answer to mine in the coming months. I'm new to the bottle collecting world, so I have a lot of learning to do. Sincerely, Rhondda Thomas

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From: "Digger"

To: "Rhondda R. Thomas"

Sent: Friday, March 21, 2003 3:46 PM

Subject: Re: ? about pontil medicine bottles

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From: Ace

To: Digger

Subject: Big Boy Pop Bottle

Date: 21-03-2003

I just came across a Big Boy Beverages lemon lime , bottle . It was in a Big Boy Resturaunt . I don't think there is a connection there . I have never seen or heard of this bottle or Beverage . I am 49 . Looks Like 50's or 60's . Green bottle 24oz? Big Boy in white letters on neck . White painted label with BIG BOY in red circle , Face of a 12 year old ? boy in red , Beveraeges and lemon lime in red also . 20737 17 F 76 on bottom Thank You Allen Evans

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From: Hamriccc

To: Digger

Subject: 03/2000 Questions I get

Date: 21-03-2003

Hi John, While researching I found a question from March 2000 upon which I can shed some light. 'Blkal1 asked about a bottle he/she found w/ Olive Clove Bud (etc) and Dodge & Olcott on the label. I recently purchased a related cobalt bottle with label reading Oil Tansy (tansy is a strong scented, weedy Old World herb) and Dodge & Olcott. I found little info on the company except the oroginal corporate name was Fritzsche Dodge & Olcott, Inc. established in New York in 1873, 76 Ninth Ave, Ny Ny 10011. They specialized in flavor creation and production, and I am betting primarily for pharmaceutical use. Related web sites showed some EPA test results from 2 NJ locations for the company, with no year referenced. Also found a decision by the Bureau of ATF ( no date ) allowing the company to use Oil of Peppermint Terpenless F.B., D.G. as a "satisfactory substitute" for Oil of Peppermint U.S.P. ( terpenless indicates lack of terpen, a monocyclic hydrocarbon derived from plants ). In 1948 the company initiated sponsorship of 2 or more annual awards recognizing outstanding work in chemical research/discovery. I was not able to determine if the company is still in business. Now! to my question. The bottle I purchased has intact labels front and back that are obscured by a slightly transparent paper covering all the way around the body of the bottle ( for protection during transport/prior to sale? ), with some slightly torn away on one shoulder. Should I remove this paper covering to expose the labels, or would that detract from the value? Thanks, Cliff Hamric --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Ace92

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Big Boy Pop Bottle

Date: 22-03-2003

I got a blank E-Mail ?

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From: Nancy Bell Scott

To: Digger?

Subject: Moxie Nerve Food Bottle

Date: 22-03-2003

Hi Digger

I'm so glad to find you! And I hope you can help me. I've gathered from various sites on the Internet that the bottle I have may be worth anywhere between $40 and $175 -- there's never enough information to tell me for sure, so I really need your help. Description: (1) The bottle is round and is a transparent light green, like a Granny Smith apple green. (2) It is embossed, with nice raised lettering. On the front it says "MOXIE" in a downward arc; then under that in smaller letters "TRADE MARK"; then in the larger letters again "NERVE" and under that "FOOD" in a smile shape. On the back is embossed simply "MOXIE" in a downward arc, higher up on the bottle than in the front. (3) The seams stop a couple of inches from the lip of the bottle. (4) The lip looks like it would have taken a cap; it's rounded and indented at the bottom of the mouth, with another twice-as-long bulge just under it, before the skinny part of the neck starts. (5) The base is round, with a sort of inner indented circle that is flat, and it has a "C" embossed smack in the center. (6) It measures about 10 1/4" tall. (7) The bottle is in quite good shape. There are no cracks or chips. There is a bit of dirt on the inside in various places, which I haven't yet tried to wash out; but it's not bad and I think should wash out nicely. I'd like to learn from you the age of this bottle and its current value. Thank you very much for your time! Sincerely, Nancy Bell Scott (antiques dealer in Maine)

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From: Bubbles

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Re: LIONSTONE

Date: 22-03-2003

I washed one bottle and it came off. But it takes more effort then I want to use to wash this many. Thanks for the reply.

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From: Digger

To: Bubbles

Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2003 2:49 PM

Subject: Re: LIONSTONE

Sell as it. Digger

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From: Bubbles

To: Digger

Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2003 6:26 PM

Subject: LIONSTONE

Hi Digger, My Dad bought my mom a set of the western LIONSTONE bottles. He passed away, she is moving and wants to get rid of them. There are about 25 of the Western figures and four of the birds. We have: Jesse James Annie Oakley Annie Christmas Cavalry Scout Mountain Man Highway Robber Casual Indian Proud Indian Country doctor Sheriff Madame Wells Fargo man Camp Follower Circuit Riding Judge Telegrapher Railroad Engineer Squaw Man Cowboy Gold Panner Sheepherder Frontiers man Camp Cook Vigilante Sod Buster Belly Robber Riverboat Captain Gentleman Gambler Bartender Stage coach Driver Renegade Trader and a few bird bottles - Meadowlark, roadrunner and two quail bottles, without labels. All are in the original white foam containers. Almost all of them have the front and back labels, and the explanation stickers on the containers. They also have a dark powder like substance on the bottles, but it doesn't brush off. That's the major question I have for you. I haven't tried to wash it off. It doesn't appear to have affected the paint on the bottles. Without seeing the bottles, are you familiar with the dark substance? Can it be removed without damage to the bottle? If so, how do I remove it without damage to the labels? Or, is it best to just sell "as is" and let a collector who knows what they are doing deal with the stuff on the bottles. Arlene Lea

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From: Michelle Walton micwalton

To: Digger

Subject: Linko & Meadowmoor Bottles, etc.

Date: 22-03-2003

We live in Midlothian, Illinois. We are located near the Midlothian Country Club that is known to be where Al Capone use to hang out and live near. In cleaning up our property we have found many bottles and jars from Linko to Meadowmoor Dairies Inc. and also medicine bottles. Are there any books you would suggest we look at or can you tell us anything about this area. We also came across an older "Old Spice" Talcum for Men bottle that we found out was from 1942. Thank you. Michelle & Dave Walton

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From: Hamriccc

To: Digger

Subject: Re: 03/2000 Questions I get

Date: 22-03-2003

Glad to be of help, Digger. I know you have many irons in the fire, but if you have time, please address my question that came after the info. THANKS!! Cliff

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From: Hamriccc

To: Digger

Subject: Re: 03/2000 Questions I get

Date: 22-03-2003

Digger: I was filing my correspondence and noted my typing error re the question from Blkal1, March '00. I quoted 'Olive" rather than 'Oil of' Clove Bud---it WAS late! C.

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From: todddore

To: Digger

Subject: Antique pepsi bottle

Date: 22-03-2003

HI, I found an old pepsi bottle under a house, and I was wondering if you could tell me what it was worth . Color amber 8 and 5 eights tall, and has REGERISTERED PEPSI=COLA Boston Mass. Its also in great shape Thanks, Todd.

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From: Denine Rogers

To: Digger Digger

Subject: BOTTLE APPRAISEL

Date: 22-03-2003

CAN I SEND YOU THE PICTURE OVER THE INTERNET? AND THE MONEY AND SASE. IN THE MAIL.?

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From: Denine Rogers

To: Digger

Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2003 2:55 AM

Hello,

If you have a chance. Any information you might be able to tell me about this "Snuff Bottle" would be greatly appreciated. Thank You Denine

 

The bottle is in perfect condition. and there are no markings at all. The bottom is flat smooth and not polished.

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From: Terry&Loretta plush

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 22-03-2003

Hey Digger! My wife just recently found a 9 1/2 inch long neck, red, cork bottle. It looks kind of like a beer bottle. I would send a picture, but we don't have a digital camera. What we would like to know is, what does the SB&C Co. on the bottom stand for? Can you help us on this one? Thanks Digger! Terry & Loretta

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From: Dianne

To: Digger

Subject: Bols Bottles

Date: 23-03-2003

Hi, I have two bottles. One is a Dutchman holding a bols bottle under each arm. The other is a Dutch women holding a bols bottle in her hands with a towel around the bottle. Both are empty and have a cork for the neck. Any idea where I can do some research. They were my grandfather's bottles. I sure he drank the alcohol in side. (Damn Irishman!) Anyway he passed away in 1963. I was a very young girl and remember these two bottles always being in my grandmother's house. Now they are in mine. They each stand about 10" to 10-1/2" tall.

He is wearing a red stripped shirt, blue hat, blue pants and wooden shoes. She' wearing a dress the old Dutch women's hat (Cloth Type), blue dress and wooden shoes. Any help would be great.

Thanks,

Dianne M. Struble

West Milford, NJ

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From: Dianne

To: Digger

Subject: old bols bottles

Date: 23-03-2003

Hi, I have two bottles. One is a Dutchman holding a bols bottle under each arm. The other is a Dutch women holding a bols bottle in her hands with a towel around the bottle. Both are empty and have a cork for the neck. Any idea where I can do some research. They were my grandfather's bottles. I sure he drank the alcohol in side. (Damn Irishman!) Anyway he passed away in 1963. I was a very young girl and remember these two bottles always being in my grandmother's house. Now they are in mine. They each stand about 10" to 10-1/2" tall. He is wearing a red stripped shirt, blue hat, blue pants and wooden shoes. She' wearing a dress the old Dutch women's hat (Cloth Type), blue dress and wooden shoes. Any help would be great. I forgot to mention both bottles are hand painted on the bottom made in Holland. Then there is something else I can't read. It is in another language. Thanks, Dianne M. Struble West Milford, NJ

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From: geriodi

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 23-03-2003

I have A bottle light grean embossed mellin'sinfant's food doliber goodale co. boston.an you tell me about it. thank you

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From: Donna

To: Digger

Subject: Green soda bottle?

Date: 23-03-2003

Hello. Maybe you can help me with information on some bottles I have found. They look like quart size bottles, maybe soda bottles? They say DELIZIA CLUB on them and the bottom is Syracuse Bottling Company. Do you know anything about them? Or if they have any value? Thanks Please respond to deedae

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From: Yoobeee

To: Digger

Subject: 1965 Full bottle of Seagrams Canadian Club

Date: 23-03-2003

Hello..................I have an unopened bottle of Seagrams Canadian Club (1965) purchased overseas in 1973. Is it of any value? The seal is unbroken. Thank you! Michael L Ubik

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From: David Adam

To: Digger

Subject: PD&Co 47a

Date: 23-03-2003

I found a PD&Co brown small bottle with 47a on the bottom. Do you have any information on it? David Adam

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Hello,

If you have a chance. Any information you might be able to tell me about this "Snuff Bottle" would be greatly appreciated. Thank You Denine  The bottle is in perfect condition. and there are no markings at all. The bottom is flat smooth and not polished.

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From: Swanton Vertical Blinds

To: Digger

Subject: GLASS BOTTLES

Date: 23-03-2003

Hello

I have this bottle that was my husbands grandmothers, she used it for sprinkling water on her clothes for ironing. I have never seen a bottle like this before. I would like to know if it has an antique value. I would appreciate if you could help me out. Thank you Denise

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From: ken enfinger

Subject: Help me find out about this jar please!!!

Date: 23-03-2003

My husband found a jar a couple of years ago. It is an old candy jar, that has Grandma Wheatons candy peas on the front of it. I have searched the internet trying to find out some thing about it. It also has the candy still inside.They have never been eaten. The label says that it is distributed by Wheaton Products a division of Wheaton Industries from Millville, New Jersey. Please tell me what you can about this jar and if it is valuable at all. Thanks

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From: Jake

To: Digger

Subject: Ball Ideal Canning Jar

Date: 24-03-2094

Dear Sir: I recently purchased an old wire hinge top Ball Ideal pint canning jar. It has "NO" chips anywhere. On the side near the bottom is printed"Pat'd. July 14,1908". On the bottom is a # 5. Also in the box with this bottle was another one of the same description but "NO" Ball Ideal lettering & nothing on the bottom of the jar. Only the words "wire Side" were on it. Any info. you could give me on these 2 jars would be appreciated. Thank you. Steve Jacobs

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From: Bryan Liebo

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 24-03-2003

hey i found a round cylindrical bottle that appears to be a baby bottle its embossed with the number 1894 i believe its the date but im not sure anyway im sending two pics of it i couldnt get a picture clear enough of the bottom to show the number there’s also a number 9 inside a square and a triangle looking thing like this : there’s no company name or patent number it has a threaded mouth and the seam stops before going inside the lip i was wondering if you could help determine the age and value if at all possible its about six inches tall and 1 and 1/2 inches in diameter Thanks, Bryan

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From: Greg and Dale

To: Digger

Subject: decanter

Date: 24-03-2003

Hi, i have a musical liquer decanter. it is on a pedistal and when wound up it plays how dry i am. the figure, which is the decanter, is of a man smoking a cigar, he is dressed what looks like the 50's. Any idea where I could find it's value? Dale

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From: windy pierce envy1971

To: Digger

Subject: Mehler's

Date: 24-03-2003

Dear Digger,  We have an old bottle that we were hoping that you can help us with. It's 7 fluid ounces white bottle with a man's head on the top going over the cap. It's like a hard plastic type materail. his eyes are closed and is wearing a blue baseball cap. It says Mehler's since 1883 beverages on the front. On the back it says contents 7 fluid ounces Mehler seven-up bottling co. Erie,Pa. On the bottom it has the letter G inside a square and the number 59 next to that under that the numbers are 259-1 What if any thing can you tell us about this bottle? Thank you for your time, Windy

 

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From: Barbara and Scott Pepin

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Glass decanter-Ervan Lucas Bols Amsterdam

Date: 25-03-2003

G'day Digger, Last Christmas my wife gave me a most unusual glass decanter. It looks like a traditional round balloon shaped decanter standing approx. 11" tall divided into four individual sections.(ie holding four individual spirits/fortified wines etc.). The round base has the following etched onto it, "ERVAN LUCAS BOLS * AMSTERDAM". The decanter appears to have been blown in four individual sections and then held together with two glass hoops at the top & base of the neck. Were these a popular type/fashionable in the 1870-1900's. Could you foward on further information as to its origins and value. I eargerly await your reply, Scott (Victoria, Australia)

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From: Nameless92959

To: Digger

Subject: UNOPENED BEER 1890 FULTON AVENUE BREWERY

Date: 25-03-2003

I recently found a bottle of beer.unopened cork still in tact with wire retainer.labels still attached reads Fulton Avenue Brewery, Evansville Ind.Export Beer Brewed From Select Malt and Hops , Warranted to keep in any climate.In the middle of the label there is a picture of two men standing in front of a boof case both holding a side of a book .The slogan around reads,"United we stand divided we fall".The top label reads"PILSNER BEER" With a logo of stacked letters -bold F ,Thin A overlayed,extra fat B underneath,.This bottle is 6 inches tall,round,1&1/2" across the bottom,of brown glass with a seam What might this be valued at and can I drink it

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From: Johnny Johnson

To: Digger

Subject: Swiss Harmony inc., Chicago,Ill

Date: 25-03-2003

I have a musical bottle with a cork. It is brown with gold metal at the top and bottom. It has Swiss Harmony inc., Chicago,Ill stamped on the bottom. Is it worth anything? Thanks

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From: JMontgomery

To: Digger

Subject: RE:

Date: 26-03-2003

Thanks! Any idea in what year this bottle was manufactured? Thanks again

 

From: Digger

Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 6:42 PM

To: JMontgomer

Subject: Re:

Hexagonal below the bulge Digger----- -----

From: JMontgomery

To: Digger mailto:Digger

Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 1:05 PM

I cannot tell from your website but the picture for the Sharp & Dohme amber pill bottle that measures 2 3/8" tall. Is this bottle round or hexagonal? I have a bottle as pictured in perfect condition but it has an hexagonal shape below the neck. Thanks in advance.

 

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From: stanley gilbert

To: Digger

Subject: snow crest beverage co

Date: 26-03-2003

i have a bottle snow crest beverages. inc pappend by manf Salem mass. it is clear glass with cap it is shaped like a bear in excellent condition could you tell me about a price range for this Stanley Gilbert, wayland, new York

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From: Remarru

To: Digger

Subject: Jim Beam Train Decanter

Date: 26-03-2003

My father bought a Jim Beam Locomotive Decanter in 1980 and I would like to know if it is worth anything. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: ELIZABETH EHLIN

To: Digger

Subject: 1971 decanter

Date: 27-03-2003

Hi, I have this 1971 gold plated eagle decanter by ezra brooks, it is heritage china with the number sn-10. The base is royal blue with: EAGLE THRIFTY SHOPPING WORLD RENO NEVADA, AND THE EAGLE IS GOLD, can you tell me anything about it, or what it's worth to a collecter?

Thank You Liz

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From: K Nelson

To: Digger

Subject: antique canadian club

Date: 27-03-2003

Hi, We have inherited a 1935 bottle of Canadian club whiskey. unopened & sealed. Any ideas on value or where to sell besides ebay? Thank you k Nelson

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From: Mary Dana Astred

To: Digger

Subject: Could you help me?

Date: 27-03-2003

I was wondering if you could tell me if this bottle is worth anything. It looks to be some sort of alcohol. It still has the contents in it. The cork is in it, but has been broke off even with the top. Could you please let me know something. I would appreciate it. Thank you for any help you could give me. Mary

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From: roaddancer

To: Digger

Subject: Broken flask

Date: 29-03-2003

Hi Digger, long time no see. I brought your web page up and was enjoying looking at all the bottles you guys have dug. I am particularly interested in one. It is the broken cobalt eagle flask. Do you still have it? What glass house do you attribute it to? Please answer as I am most curious. Also have you been digging lately and if so any good finds. As you probably know I live on an island off of the southwest coast of Florida. Love to hear from you. Best Regards, Gary Beatty

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From: JANIS REIGHTLER

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 30-03-2003

I recently found a "warranted flask" cork stopper bottle, light purple tint, while walking in the woods of northern Virginia. The bottom has "O D" embossed. I'm not a collector but my research on the WWW revealed info on warranted flasks but not with the O D markings. Can you shed any light on this matter? Thanks for your time.

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From: melissa h

To: Digger

Subject: Steele Lobell Co.

Date: 30-03-2003

Dear Sir - While gardening in my back yard, I found a small clear glass bottle with the name Steele Lobell Co. Baltimore Md. The bottle's dimensions are approximately 4"x2". Could you give me information about Steele Lobell Co.? I assume they were a bottler. Also, could you give me information about what might have been in the bottle - medicine maybe? And, the bottle looks quite old; would it be worth anything. Thank you for any answers you can provide.

--- melissa h

--- melissaanne94

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From: VanBru4

To: Digger

Subject: old fitzgerald wine bottle

Date: 30-03-2003

hi Ihave a lite green wine bottle 1849 is eched in the lid it bubbles out . it also has the numbers in the bottom 65-67 and below that it 0-279 or 379 its hard to make out if its a 2 or 3 any way it has no marks except the real pretty ship on of coarse and its in good condition I am sure you get many letters so I greatly like to hear from at you earlyest time yours truly beth

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From: Brcolwell

To: Digger

Subject: musical candy containers

Date: 31-03-2003

dear digger

 

i have a glass candy musical toy gun container it was packed by t h stough co jeannette pa embossed on glass handgrip is j r 22 it says patent pending i have tried everywhere your my last hope please help thank you brcolwell

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From: Craig O. Hollingsworth

To: Digger

Subject: hazel atlas

Date: 31-03-2003

I recently found a bottle of some sort with the Hazel Atlas logo on it. On the bottom is the number 5-K-5792. Any thoughts on what this bottle is? Thank you.

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From: Jan Boguen

To: Digger

Subject: Larkin dishes

Date: 31-03-2003

Hello....I have two Larkin dishes my Grandmother ordered close to 100 years ago. I need to find info about these.....They are glass over a red design and gold on back....please if you can help.....

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