March 2004 Questions

Digger Odell Publications 2004

From: Rtst

To: Digger

Subject: bottle question

Date: 29-02-2004

Hiya digger. I have a bottle I suspect is a reproduction or souvenir from Colonial Williamsburg. It is amber glass, with an applied seal that reads "Prentis" then below that, Wms burg with the burg slightly lower. The base is indented, and has some sort of pontil mark (rather like a blob of glass), and the mold seams stops just before the neck. The top is crude and looks applied. A picture is attached. I was just wondering if this is worth anything?

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From: Frank and Kat

To: Digger

Subject: decanter

Date: 01-03-2004

have a decanter of a skeleton . it might have had whiskey in it the cork is still in the back of it . is about 8 inches high . it says poison on the front of it and comes with shot glasses and a tray that it sits on . one hand is holding his robe and the other one has one finger pointing up. having hard time finding anything about it. and the shot glasses are skeleton heads there are three, but i think there were four. any advice would be helpful . deansmadre

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From: Cindy Overton

To: Digger

Subject: old pill bottles

Date: 01-03-2004

Digger, I found a couple of shipping boxes in my basement full of brown glass pill bottles &clear pill bottles with black screw on tops. I also found a box full of smaller clear pill bottles with plastic cork type tops. All the bottles still have the pills in them. The labels on 99% are in mint condition. They come from Vanpelt & Brown, Inc Pharmaceutical Chemists Richmond, Virginia. Do these bottles hold any monetary value? Any information you may have on these is greatly appreciated. Thanks. Cindy J. Overton

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From: Jean Coleman

To: Digger

Subject: miniature cocoa cola bottles in their crate

Date: 01-03-2004

Dear Digger, I have a crate of miniature cocoa cola bottles and I am trying to find out their value. I would appreciate any help you can give me on this matter. Thank you Jean Coleman

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From: ACraw

To: Digger

Subject: Book of Mckay:

Date: 01-03-2004

 I have found an old magazine type book that has a price of $. 25 That has a cover picture of Donald Mckay and is a story called ( the last War Trail of the Modocs. It has a lot of advertising of the medicine type stuff in the back of the magazine, I would like to know if it has any value. It was Published by The Herald Printing Co. in 1896. Thank You: Skip Smith 

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From: Lori Benvin

To: Digger

Subject: bottle appraisal

Date: 01-03-2004

I have a green snuff jar. Was told they were somewhat rare. Could you confirm this for me and if I were to sell, what should I ask for? Thanks, Nick

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From: goldies

To: Digger

Subject: brown purex jug

Date: 01-03-2004

Hello, I found a large old brown jug, it has purex on the side of it and on the bottom it says duraglas. Could you tell me if this jug is worth anything. Thank you Debra Goldie

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From: MikalKirk

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 01-03-2004

I can't determine if this is an apothecary bottle or something used in the wine making industry. Can you help in any way? thanks

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From: pat anzalone

To: Digger

Subject: medicine glass

Date: 02-03-2004

Hi, I got this glass at an auction and paid $1. 00 for a box of glass. when I got home in the bottom was this glass that looks like a shot glass, only its alot bigger and on it it says: sodiphene, alkaline- germicide. it is also marked liq. oz with marks on it for 1/2 1 1 1/2 2. anything you can tell me about this piece ? price, year it is in perfect condition the glass it self is clear in color. thank you Nena (aka Pat)

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From: BJDORUND

To: Digger

Subject: Wheaton Bottle Question

Date: 02-03-2004

Hi Digger, I acquired three bottles from a yard sale. One bottle, A George Washington, has Wheaton imbossed on the bottom. A second bottle of the Liberty Ship has Wheaton embossed on the bottom. The third bottle of of a Magi or Wizard? There is no Wheaton embossed on the bottom. All three bottles are of the same color, structure, and made the same way. My question, did Wheaton ever make bottles that were not marked on the bottom? Thanks. . . Jim

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From: Peter Lowy

To: Digger

Subject: antique bottle question

Date: 02-03-2004

Hi digger, Found your website. . . great! I work on a farm which has lots of old bottles around. I found this one in a barn. I can send a photo later, but this is a brief description: Light bluish in color, about 7-8 inches tall, tapered like a soda bottle. Still has a rusty top with pull down stopper. Bottle has many tiny air bubbles in the glass. The bottle reads: REGISTERED SEND ORDERS TO MURDOCH & FREEMAN PORTLAND, ME 1894 On the bottom there is a large "C". Any clues? I tried searching the web but found nothing. I'll send a photo tomorrow, if you're interested. Pete Lowy  Concord, MA

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From: sabonanza

To: Digger

Subject: help

Date: 02-03-2004

Digger, Right now I am restoring a 120 yr old courthouse bldg. We dug up a " vitreous stone bottle " from the Arnolds ink co. of London. It has a lable fully intact which stipulates " To H. M. Stationery Office ". . . . . . . . . The bottle was produced by L. Bourne and sons of the Denby pottery co. near, it says " near Derby " P&J Arnold London England. . . . . . . . . . . . any clues ? Thanks Steve Bonanza

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From: Sheila ashee

To: Digger

Subject: WM TEACHER & SONS LTD bottle

Date: 03-03-2004

Hello, I found your site to be amazing! Today, I purchased a bottle with a cork, wood, and tin topper. The label reads: WM TEACHER & SONS LTD DISTILLERS GLASG-- SCOTLAND DISTILLED IN SCOTLAND AND BOTTLED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM UNDER GOVERNMENT SUPERVISION On the top half of the yellowing label the lettering is in black surrounded in a gold circle and a broadly smiling man in a suit and tie with a 'graduation cap' on and he is in a solid gold circle. The bottom/underside of the bottle reads: F 8 4 0 A TEACHER 4 Then under that is a six-pointed star with the letter "C" inside it. I believe a "B" is to the left of it and I am unable to see clearly what is on the right side of the symbol. Unlike most, I am not asking how much it is worth. I am asking if you could possibly date it for me or tell me where I might go to find out. . (after all, an object is only worth what you think it is worth unless you discover a higher value. I paid $9. 95 Canadian) Thank you for having such a wonderful website, I certainly will return. Sheila

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From: Terry Ealum

To: Digger

Subject: Jim Beam bottle featuring SC Robertson/ inspired by Frederick Remington

Date: 03-03-2004

The bottle is in excellent shape and it still has the serial number on it, 049764616. When was it made, and is it worth anything?

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From: Brad Souza

To: Digger

Subject: Old Lewis Hunter Rye Whiskey

Date: 03-03-2004

Sorry- wasn't sure if the message was sent successfully so here it is or here it is again -- I have an unopened bottle of Old Lewis Hunter Rye Whiskey form Kentucky with gov. stamps and labels. The dates on the seal label that goes over the cork/cap are Spring 1906 and Spring 1914. Is this worth anything? What is the history of this distillery?

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From: Heygreat

To: Digger

Subject: the rifle shaped chianti wine

Date: 03-03-2004

i was wondering if you knew the value of that. a friend has one that is also unopened

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From: Misty Kalousek

To: Digger

Subject: 1940-1951 clorox bleach bottle

Date: 03-03-2004

we found a old clorox bleach bottle it has a screw top cap with solid letters it the 32 oz. size it has no scraches or nicks in the glass i would like to know how much it is worth it all so has a big diamond shape on the bottom of the bottle with the pat number 20-0 thank you Misty kalousek

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From: LaVerne

To: Digger

Subject: mason jug

Date: 03-03-2004

Digger, I have been trying to research a bottle for my 85 year old aunt. She says someone told her there are only 2 in existence. I will describe the markings for you. It say: Mason Jug 5 gal 1858 - Nov 30 with a star Next it has four stars and an eagle with 3 more stars above the eagle and four stars below the eagle Next - Mason Star Pattern bottom - 5 gal (clear) It has a tan color This is her description. I did see it when I visited and it appeared to be in good condition. Can you help us place value on it and tell us how to market it? Thanks, LaVerne

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From: Martha Favinger

To: Digger

Subject: flask

Date: 03-03-2004

Hi Digger, I have a historical whiskey flask that I just bought. I would like to know if you can give me some information on it. Bottle type---Historical whiskey flask. Embossing---Bust of George Washington and the words The Father of His Country. On the other side is bust of Taylor and the words General Taylor Never Surrenders. Height---7 inches. Color----Light green or a real light aqua. Top---soda bottle type of blob top. Bottom----round open pontil scar. Mold type --2 piece. Bottle has a good amount of bubbles in it. Glass looks and feels whittled. Bottle appears to be authentic, but the type of top it has throws me off. I thought these flasks had a sheared off top or just a skinny ring of glass applied. This top is the kind you see on soda and beer bottles. Bottle has no other embossing anywhere on it other than as described above. Any info you could pass on to me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for your time, Craig G. Favinger

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From: Joe Tortorello

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 04-03-2004

I just saw your website while browsing for something else. The first question caught my attention from a construction worker from Newark, NJ, as my ex-wife's uncle many years was also a construction foreman in Newark for the J Rich Steers Company and dug up many old bottles of which I still have a few. One that always interested me though was a round bottom, thick green glass bottle that says "National Temperance Drink" on one side and "AM PATENT 1872" on the other side. My guess is that it's a soda pop bottle, but would it date back to 1878??? Joe Tortorello

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From: Linda Derry

To: Digger

Subject: Honey's Beverage Bottle - Coca Cola

Date: 04-03-2004

Dear Digger - found a bottle with "Honey's Beverages" on front lable (painted in blue); girl in shorts (painted beige with blue shirt) and bull horn - looks like a cheerleader. The back of the bottle: "Property of Coco-Cola Bottling Co. of Meadvill * Meadville, PA. Contains: Sugar, Carbonated Water, Artificial Flavor and Coloring. " The bottom: 1081 C 15. Wanted to know value and year of origin.

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From: EEvere6

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 04-03-2004

Hi. . Can anyone put me on to who manufactures reproductions of antique bottles ? Medicine/ink/poison etc ? THANK YOU EVE

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From: Leon du Plooy

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle questions

Date: 04-03-2004

Hi there, Perhaps you can help. My wife received this bottle as a gift when she was just a few months old. She will be 29 in April. The most info I can find is that it was made in 1960. Don?t know how accurate that is or what the value of the bottle is. Also we want to know how many were made. Please help if you can. Thanks Leon

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From: Leon du Plooy

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 04-03-2004

Hi there, Perhaps you can help. My wife received this bottle as a gift when she was just a few months old. She will be 29 in April. The most info I can find is that it was made in 1960. Don?t know how accurate that is or what the value of the bottle is. Also we want to know how many were made. Please help if you can. Thanks Leon

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rom: susan miank

To: Digger

Subject: rare 7-up bottle?

Date: 05-03-2004

I found this one a few years back, and i haven't been able to find out anything about it. . it's a 7 oz. . . 7-up bottle. . the back has several words. . but the one that i haven't seen before is. you like 7-up. it likes you. and the ribbed neck. . . . do you know; the time era of this bottle?/P susan m

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From: Steven Townsend

To: Digger

Subject: old tequila bottle

Date: 05-03-2004

hello, I viewed your site and enjoyed it very much, I am a sorta bottle collector. I have a an old tequila bottle, seems to be made of clay, pechuga, oaxaca, are just a couple words on it, to include a large leaf. This item is squatty shaped like a gord, cork top. What I would like to know is, it has a Texas state liquor stamp on it numbers 274073 37. Is their a date in these numbers. I am trying to find out the age of this bottle. All the words on this bottle are done in what I believe to Mexican writing. Thank you for your input Mel Williams

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From: Debbie FitzGibbons

To: Digger

Subject: Giroux bottle

Date: 05-03-2004

Digger, We found a clear bottle labeled GIROUX at the top and 16 ounces on the bottom. It is 9. 5 inches tall. It has a piece of cork in the bottom. Do you know what it is? Thank you, Debbie

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From: Carolyn

To: Digger

Subject: re;white's cream fermifuge bottle

Date: 05-03-2004

Hello Digger Today i was digging in my yard, and found this unusual bottle. it is clear , with raised thick wordings, WHITE'S CREAM VERMIFUGE, PERFECT CONDITION, , has 2'' square base, with 1' neck, on bottom has a number 2 and a N IN square box, in the middle of bottle has , like a curve like on both side's, that are inside of bottle, can you tell me how old this would be, I LOVE THIS SITE!!!!!!!!!! SINCERELY CAROLYN from LOUISIANA

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From: Bryan P Bauman

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 05-03-2004

Sir I was wondering if you could possibly ID this bottle or direct me to someone who may be able to help me. I live in Goldsboro and found an aqua green bottle 9 1/2" tall and 2 1/2" wide at widest. The lip is shaped as the old metal bottle top type are that have a pop top that you must pop off by prying. It has an embossed circle on the face 3 1/4" tall and as wide as the bottle. Inside the circle going around it is J. F. TAYLORon the top half and NEW BERN, N. C. on the bottom half. Above the circle is REGISTERED. Below the circle at the bottom of the bottle straight across the front of the bottle is THIS BOTTLE NOT FOR SALE. There is no writing on the bottom of the bottle. It is a beautiful bottle and any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks Bryan

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From: Kris and Ray

To: Digger

Subject: queen riding horse- shaped bottle- pictures included

Date: 05-03-2004

Hi can you please help me? I have a bottle that is the shape/mold of a lady riding a horse. Its height is 9. 5 inches and it is clear in colour. There is some paint/colouring on the bottle - that is original but no other markings to identify it. I have heard that this is the queen of Portugal - and that only a few were made when they realized that it was in poor taste to have royalty on a whiskey bottle. I have searched quite extensively yet have not been able to find anything at all on this bottle. Please help me with this mystery! If possible could you please provide me with how rare, its age, does it have history - and of course if it is of any value. Thank you so much, Kristine Maksymiw Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

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From: james anderson

To: Digger

Subject: old orange clay bottle

Date: 06-03-2004

Hello Digger, I am curious about a bottle that my grandmother gave me. It is an orange clay bottle about a foot tall and three inches in diameter. You can tell it was hand molded or possibly on an old potters wheel. It has a circle stamp that was hand pressed because you can see where the stamp smeered while the clay was wet. Inside the circle is a picture similar to the famous crossbones, but this has an ax and hammer. The stamp also says Minerva-Brunnen, Oberlahnstein. Under the finger handle is the name ( No (the last letter is a backwards j). if you know any history or price on this bottle, I would surely appreciate your time!!! Thank You, Jim Anderson (Texas)

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From: scott shephard

To: Digger

Subject: what is it, says hamburg on gold seal round bottle amber color and iron cross

Date: 06-03-2004

Iron cross on back and gold seal on front, what is the history if you could?

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From: Jim & Lindy Miller

To: Digger

Subject: W. K. Lewis & Bros. Pepper Sauce

Date: 06-03-2004

Greetings Digger, I have an unembossed, fluted pepper sauce bottle (Zumwalt , 277) with its original W. K. Lewis & Bros. Pepper Sauce label. Zumwalt doesn't say when they moved to 93 Broad St. Boston and that's what's on the label. I'm just trying to date the use of this label. Any ideas where to look. Thank you for your time. Yours, Jim Miller

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From: walt

To: Digger

Subject: Rare Bottle

Date: 06-03-2004

Hi: just came across you on the net. I am thinking about selling a bottle I have that was used for advertising gurds ginger beer. I have been told that there were 144 of these bottles made in the 30's, I am wondering if you would have any idea how much it would go for. Here is a pic of it. Email me if your interested. The bottle is in excellent condition  

From: walt

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Rare Bottle

Date: 07-03-2004

hi: Well I have been offered $1400 for it recently. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . but have been offered as high as $2800 for it yrs ago.

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From: Steven Dumas

To: Digger

Subject: dyottville flask

Date: 06-03-2004

Digger, I have a dyottville glassworks flask with the following features: Color - aqua, Embossing - front Wash. the father of his country - reverse Jackson gen. taylor never surrenders, Lip - seared, Pontil - open. It appears a lipping tool erased the top part of the seam and circular patterns are faintly evident. The outer part of the bottle is "dimpled". By all accounts the bottle appears to be made prior to 1900. My question to you is: #1 is this a reproduction from earlier 19th century flasks and #2 what value does it have. I have just started collecting bottles, but have done a little research and reading to make me dangerous. Many Thanks Steven P. Dumas

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From: Steven Dumas

To: Digger

Subject: walker bottle

Date: 06-03-2004

Digger, I have a walker kilmarnock whiskey bottle with a large S and the number 2435 embossed in a keyed bottom with no seam marks. The bottle is olive green in color with an applied double collar. The seam along the bottle body extends to just below the lip. The lip seam extends to the opening and is offset from the body seam. Bubbles and glass swirls are noticeable in the glass. Please provide a price for this piece. Thanks Steve P Dumas

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From: Dawn Gentley

To: Digger

Subject: bitters barrel bottle

Date: 07-03-2004

I have a 8" tall 11" around Chas. Nicols, Jr, Co. Props. bottle, amethyst color shaped like a wooden barrel. It has on the front Dr. Chandlers' Jamaica Ginger Roots Bitters. Says Wheaton on the bottom of bottle. Is it worth anything? Dawn Gentley

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From: Frank and Kat

To: Digger

Subject: skelton decanter

Date: 07-03-2004

hi my name is kat, i have a skeleton decanter , about 10 inches high, i think it had whiskey in it . the skeleton has a robe and holding a staf the other hand has a finger pointing to the sky. on the front of the skeleton it says poison. it still has the cork in the back of his neck area. it sits on a small tray, it has three shot glasses that sit on the tray also. i think there were four shot glasses. the shot glasses are skelton heads. there is some kind of mark on the bottom. but i am not sure what it is . it could be numbers or what ever. would really like to know what it is and if it worth anything. kat

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From: Nigel Page

To: Digger

Subject: Erven Lucas Bols

Date: 07-03-2004

Hello digger, Whilst reading the June 2002 questions (pasted below) I realised that I also have one of these urns/jug could it be that they are a matching pair I also feel that the delft pattern on this jug could have some value. If you still have Karens contact details would you please forward to her mine. The markings sound identical but I also have the letter B embossed in the base. regards Nigel June 2002 Questions Ask Digger dear digger, I am searching for information on Erven Lucas Bols, some years back i inherited an urn/jug? from my grandmother it is believed to have been in the family for many years, my grandmother apparently inherited it from her grandmother? but i am not sure if this is fact or an exaggerated family story. its a delft blue urn/jug with a lid its about 25 cms tall and had a handle, it is in perfect condition except the cork in the lid its broken in half. it has the following painted on the base: Ervan Lucas Bols anno 1575 Amsterdam Holland delft it has windmills and boats painted on the front and i was wondering if you could tell me a little about its origins, maker and if anno 1575 is the year it was made and if its rare. I love this urn and its been on my shelf for a few years and people always comment on it. my father in law picked it up the other day and said that it may be worth something. I have never cared about a value as it has much sentimental value to me and i would never sell it, but maybe i should have it insured!!!!! for all i know it could be a worthless piece of junk but thought i would check it out anyway i can email a photo if needed, let me know and i will arrange this kind regards Karen

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From: Wayne Law

To: Digger

Subject: BOTTLE QUEERY

Date: 07-03-2004

Hello friend, After seeing your website (brilliant !) I think you may be able to assist me with info' on a small earthenware bottle I have. It's on the left of the main picture and stands 51/2" (14cm) tall. Impressed to the front is: ERVEN LUCAS BOLS HET LOOTSJE AMSTERDAM I'm thinking it contained a Dutch Alcoholic drink, possibly Gin ? Any info' would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks Kind regards Wayne

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From: Publican

To: Digger

Subject: apple shaped jug

Date: 07-03-2004

Previous owners left a glass jug in the cellar of a house we bought. It measures 91/2 " high and about 71/2 " wide. It's shaped like an apple and has 2 different sized handles. it has the mark Pat. applied for on the bottom and the number 3. I saw another one for sale on an internet site that had the number 6 selling for $85. I don't want to sell mine but would like to know more about the manufacturer, date, use etc. Can you help? Ann Hall

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From: gwermuth

To: Digger

Subject: 1968 old fitz leprechaun bottle

Date: 07-03-2004

I'm interested finding out the value of the above bottle, having "the wearin' o'the green" poem, that includes "god" as part of the verse. Thanks, Glenn

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From: SALLY OSTEEN

To: Digger

Subject: amber john ryan ginger ale.

Date: 07-03-2004

I have some of your books , purchased at the last Savannah show and they are great . . . . . I am looking at a amber John Ryan Ginger Ale. no chips or cracks, but lots of ground action for $200.00 Is this a decent investment ??? JOhn ( New collector)

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From: SAL

To: Digger

Subject: Ceme de Minthe Blown Glass Bull

Date: 07-03-2004

Dear Digger, I put this bottle in Google Search and you came up. I hope you can help me. If you need a picture I can provide it. 10 years ago I purchased a Creme de Minthe bottle at a flea market because I thought it was cool. Now I would like to know more about it if possible. It is a collectible blown glass bull with Creme de Minthe in it, approx. 5 inches long and 4 in. high. It is still full and has a tax label. If you don't know anything I would appreciate a referal to someone who might know more. Thank You Danielle

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From: co

To: Digger

Subject: hi digger

Date: 07-03-2004

i have a bottle from France still corked and sealed full of creme de menthe its about 50 years old but unique in the fact it has tile inlayed and looks ancient do what u do and give me some info if u can thanks or guide me to some one who can thanks !

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From: Andy

To: Digger

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 07-03-2004

We are in the process of restoring an old movie theater in a small Central Illinois town. We found a 1/2 pint whiskey bottle in the wall of the original building, built about 1937. The bottle is clear glass with both front and back paper label intact and in good shape. The original seal and metal cap are also with the bottle and in good shape. The Illinois tax stamp on the seal dates it to 1936. The bottle at one time held The Wilken Family Blended Whiskey, produced by Jos. S. Finch & Co. of Schenley, PA. It is a very ornate bottle, with a picture of, I presume, Mr. Wilken embossed on the back. I should have photos available in a day or so. We have no interest in keeping the bottle, and wonder what it might be worth to a collector. Regards, Andy Maxson

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From: LilPumpkinGirl

To: Digger

Subject: Old bottle?

Date: 08-03-2004

Hello. Could maybe tell me what year or how made this bottle? It is light green. Very very thick and weighs 2-3 pounds. Thank you, Melissa From Oklahoma

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From: LilPumpkinGirl

To: Digger

Subject: Old bottle?

Date: 08-03-2004

Hello. I have a bottle that I don't know much about. I can tell you it is 9" tall, light green, weighs about 2-3 pounds, it is very very thick, the bottom is rounded and there are no markings on the bottle. What kind of bottle is this and is it worth anything? Here is a couple of pictures. Thank you, Melissa From Oklahoma

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From: Nita Jenkins

To: Digger

Subject: Civil War Bottles and such

Date: 08-03-2004

Digger - Been watching some of your items on eBay. I am a Civil War reenactor and trying to find economically priced food, spices, whiskey, wine, beer, porter bottles, ginger bottles, medicine bottles, and maybe there are a few types you have that would also make interesting additions to a civil war impression. I have been reading, but it sounds like you are an expert. If you have a few meeting the above description, I'd be interested in buying. Is this do-able. Or if you prefer to list these as eBay items - can you give me a sense as to which ones a genuine 1850-1865 circa bottles? Please advise, thanks for your help. Bill Graswich/Texas

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From: MARK ZULEGER

To: Digger

Subject: SODA BOTTLES

Date: 08-03-2004

I found a couple of bottles they say natco grape soda on the label they are 24 fl ounces made by anchorglass they have some numbers on the bottom 8506, 3, 54, 11 also the anchor symbol. i was wondering if they where worth anything ? Thanks mark

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From: Captainpolliwog

To: Digger

Subject: Dr. Kilmer's bottle not embossed

Date: 08-03-2004

I recently found a Dr Kilmer's bottle of Swamp Root for atonic conditions kidneys, liver, and bladder this bottle is rectangular and has a printed label the bottle is very dirty but very legible and not cracked or chiped it is still corked with only residue remaining inside. . . is this valued any differently than the embossed. It appears to be a blue bottle with nothing other than the label to indicate what is is

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From: Sprretreat

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 09-03-2004

I have a pint bottle of Special Old Reserve Bourbon Whiskey made in Kentucky before prohibition. The label states it was stored in barrels for over 15 years. The company is The American Medicinal Spirits Company A. M. S. Company. Label from State of Maryland Treasury Department, Annapolis, Md. License #M-4 dated May 9, 1934. Original seal partially missing. Date made Fall, 1917 100 proof. Bottle evaporation approximately 1/5th loss. Has never been opened. Cap is sealed. Is there a market for such a bottle and what value would you suggest? Lewis E. Meadows

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From: Jo Janssen

To: Digger

Subject: J. P. Primley's Scheme

Date: 09-03-2004

Dear sir, I found your email address on a website for old bottles while recently trying to find info on a booklet I found in my grandmother's things. It's small, 3 1/2" x 5 3/4", with a drawing of Primley's Sarsaparilla on the front & lists various "premiums" available to druggists who sell Primley's products. Listed are Speedy Cure, Iron & Wahoo Tonic, Sarsparilla, Glycerine Arnica Salve, & Primley's Pills. It's interesting reading, but I can't seem to date it. Have you ever heard of it? There's no mention of Primley's Gum, so I don't know if this might pre-date the gum, or came later. Two of the premiums listed are double barrel shot guns, listed among clocks & rolling office chairs. A sign of times to come?!? Any info you could offer would be most appreciated. ~~Jo Janssen

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From: Phil Piercey

To: Digger

Subject: 1936 Coca Cola Bottle

Date: 09-03-2004

Greetings, My father has found a Coca Cola bottle with what could be 1935 or 1936 ( most likely '36 ) stamped on the bottom. The bottle seems to be in very good condition but is missing the bottle cap. I was trying to find what it would be worth but all my searches have been fruitless. I was wondering if you could perhaps suggest what it may be worth. Sincerely, Philip

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From: RODNEYERNCNTS

To: Digger

Subject: set of three, Botay Bottles, GIN, BOURBON, SCOTCH

Date: 09-03-2004

they are 8" tall, 5" wide, 3" deep, no seems, bottoms are rough, each one is biege in color with booze name in red, blue star in middle, with blue and red strip on front at bottom, slightly stained maybe from nicotine, they are rectangular, when placed together they make circle, as the pictures will show. any ideas would be greatly appreciated, Thank You for your time, Rodney

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From: cynthiaperring

To: Digger

Subject: John Ryan Bottle

Date: 09-03-2004

Hi Digger, I have been listing some bottles on ebay for a friend of mine. I put on this John Ryan Savannah Porter bottle. The owner thought it may bring $30 -$40. We are pleasantly surprised to see that with 8 days left in the auction, it is currently at $145.00. We are both very much interested in why this bottle seems to have so much interest. Do you know what the X X's are for? I appreciate any information you may have. Sinder

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From: Sue Barnes

To: Digger

Subject: question

Date: 09-03-2004

I found a brown glass bottle the size of a small Coke bottle. Condition is very good and it says Watertown Bottling Works, Watertown Tenn on it. Have any idea its value and age? Thanks Charlotte

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From: Charles Duncan chas-

To: Digger

Subject: unidentifiable ceramic container

Date: 09-03-2004

The attached is from our local historical society newsletter concerning an unidentifiable ceramic container. Maybe you have some ideas on what it is. Chuck Duncan Kokomo, IN

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Curator's Corner: A Curatorial Conundrum By Stew Lauterbach Every so often someone donates an object to the Howard County Historical Museum that throws me a bit of a curve. This proved to be the case when Carolyn Rammell stopped by last October and donated a ceramic "vessel" whose exact nature has yet to be determined. The vessel measures approximately 8 1/2 inches high by 7 inches long by 3 1/2 inches wide, is made of a beige colored ceramic, and has a ceramic/ cork stopper. (see photo) The inscription "Compliments of Kokomo Sanitary Pottery" is printed on both sides of the vessel, which according to family history once belonged to W. C. Hunter, owner of W. C. Hunter Plumbing and Heating, located at 213 N. Buckeye from 1910 to around 1917. It would seem likely from the inscription that the vessel was some sort of premium, or sales sample from the Kokomo Sanitary Pottery (Kokomo Sanitary Manufacturing in 1912, Kokomo Sanitary Pottery in 1921) acquired by W. C. Hunter, in the course of doing business. However, when Carolyn contacted Kokomo Sanitary before donating this item to the museum, no one there was familiar with the vessel, or could remember the company ever making them or giving them away. As to its function, many have suggested that it is a ceramic urinal, which might make sense, given the nature of the manufacturer's product line. Initially, I, too, thought that this might be the case. Believing that I had seen other examples of antique ceramic urinals at some time during my 19-year museum career, I began to research "ceramic urinals", "historic urinals" and "historic hospital equipment" on the Internet. While my search took me to many truly strange and amazing web sites*, to date I have been unsuccessful in identifying our mystery vessel. Perhaps it is just an oddly shaped ceramic pitcher. I would welcome additional information that anyone would care to share concerning this object. Perhaps you can help me solve this "Curatorial Conundrum. "

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From: KYFAHNER

To: Digger

Subject: old kool aid bottle

Date: 09-03-2004

hello i have a 1947 kool aid soda bottle and was just wanting to know what i could have.

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From: vvpierce

To: Digger

Subject: Glascow Pottery

Date: 10-03-2004

 Digger- I was looking for info about this bottle on the Internet when I came across your site. I was amazed with the amount of information your site offers and the amount of time you donate to we poor souls "with out a clue". The bottle was found in an old cabin in the Sierra Mountains near Lake Tahoe and I have no other information. Would like to know it's age, possible content and value if any. Thank You- Vince

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From: Gnamelessss

To: Digger

Subject: 3 V COLA

Date: 09-03-2004

Digger I recently dug up several 10 oz. 3 v cola bottles that i can't find any information on they are almost identical to 16 oz bottles. 10 rings around the shoulder and They have 3 v cola around the neck and middle three times evenly spaced and the only other printing is "BOTTLED BY J. VOGEL & SONS INC. EVANSVILLE, IND. " with three dots underneath. Marks on the bottom are an i in a circle with a 1 @ 12:00 a 7 @ 9:00 and 61 @ 3:00 . underneath reads CONTENTS 10 FL OZS bottom line is G-20064. Are these rare? What might the value be? they look like they have never been used. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks Tim Garwood evansville in

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From: David Whitten

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle marks website.

Date: 10-03-2004

Hi Digger, I've bothered you every once in a while for the last few years, asking about something or other, but this time I just wanted to send you a link to a new webpage I am still working on. I am trying to assemble the very BEST and most accurate list of glassmaker marks found on bottles, ranging all the way from the pontil era to a few newer marks (even maybe seen on jars in your refrigerator!) and it is at this URL: http://myinsulators. com/glass-factories/bottlemarks. html Let me know what you think of it. You are welcome to use any of the info in it, and if you have a place somewhere on your site where you might place a link to this, that would be fine also. Thanks alot for your help in the past, and the very best in collecting and digging! David Whitten Clarksville, IN

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From: Matt Heath

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 10-03-2004

Hi, my name is Kim, and I just stumbled upon your website, looking for some information about some bottles we found burried about 7-10 feet in our yard. One of the bottles reads Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons Limited Canada Rd. 1931. Two of the bottles are Fitch, one is a square about 4 in. and the other Fitch one is circular and has a one inch tall neck on it. One more that I found is an Old Quaker bottle with the numbers D134 62 a symbol then 5 and under that , M167C. One of the last bottles we found is shaped somewhat like a fish. The reason for my saying that, is because it almost seems to have raised scales on it. Towards the middle of the bottle it has what appears to be a Chevy symbol on it, and above that, it has small raised bears around the top. Can you help direct me towards finding more information on these bottles? Possibly the value?? Thank you for your time Kim Heath

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From: Lara and Jim Robinson

To: Digger

Subject: Sussex

Date: 10-03-2004

Can you tell me how many different types of "Sussex" bottles there are. . ie: Sussex Ginger Ale, Bounce etc. I am also looking for Millstream creamery bottles (Also from Sussex, NB) Lara

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From: Theshadow

To: Digger

Subject: dear digger : bottle question

Date: 10-03-2004

Digger, I have a bottle that is amber in color, seam goes all the way to the top of the bottle. on the side is embossed "dr. price's delicious flavoring extracts DES. PAT. 128402 On the bottom it is retainage and in the middle of that is a off center Circle with a diamond design on the left of the diamond is the number "7" on the right of the diamond is the number "3" below the diamond looks to be a number "6. " the bottle is 5 1/2 inches tall, 1 3/4 long at the base, and 1 inch in depth, The hole at the top is 1/2 inches. anything you can tell me about this bottle would be great i. e. age, value, anything also I live in Springfield, Mo. is this something common for my area or is it odd to find In this location of the U. S. ? Thanks very much! Jeff Adams

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From: Ginny Elswick

To: Digger

Subject: Magnolia whiskey bottle. . .

Date: 10-03-2004

This email is referring to a previous quarry someone had about a bottle. It's clear, 12 3/4 inches tall, hand blown, has air bubbles, has a "lady's leg" neck (?), and is labeled "S. N. Pike's Magnolia The Fleischmann Co. Cincinnati. " There is a number one on the bottom. The top is made for a stopper. My father says it's a whiskey bottle. I looked up S. N. Pike and he was a philanthropist of Cincinnati in the mid-1800s who made money off of "tare liquer" (whatever that means). Do you know if Fleishmann Co. ever dabbled in the whiskey market with S. N. Pike? Is there some way that we could find out more about the bottle? Thanks! Regards, Va Elswick and family

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From: Ginny Elswick

To: Digger

Subject: another bottle. . .

Date: 10-03-2004

Question about another bottle. . . blob top, 6. 5 inches, "Coca Cola, 1937 - 44 years of service - 1981, Crawford Rainwater, Hygeia Coca Cola Bottling Company and associated companies - Aiken, Oxford, Beaumont, Paris, Columbia, Pensacola" all written on the bottle. There is a mold of someone's head with Crawford Rainwater in script above it and the list of cities below it. Not your typical Coke bottle. We know it's commemorative, but we were wondering for what really, and how much is it worth. Thanks! Regards, Va Elswick and family

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From: andy agren

To: Digger

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 11-03-2004

Hello digger: I have a Gilbeys spey royal scotch wiskey bottle . It is a grey elephant wearing sky blue pants brown mittins black shoes and black hat that is the bottle cap I don't think it is that old but wondered if you have seen it and if it is worth anything? Thank you ; Andy

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From: Sioux

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 10-03-2004

hi, just want to know if u know anything about tizer bottles. i have tried a few sites but had no reply. i would be grateful if u could tell me anything, if there is anything to tell. thanx

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From: Joel Waters

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 11-03-2004

Rauleigh, s Trade Mark below . 5 on bottom. made in usa bottom front . shape square. neck cork type. 7 5/8in. high. clear color. what can you tell me. . . . . . thanks Joe

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From: andy RAMSBOTTOM

To: Digger

Subject: guiness bottle

Date: 11-03-2004

Digger Could you please gie me some information including rough value on the following bottle please: Guiness bicentenery 1759-1959 unopened bottle. fair condition, featuring a picture of Arthur Guinness and embossed 1759-1959. Thank You RAMMY.

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From: ChicHarleyman

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 11-03-2004

hello i have a roman cleanser bleach jug its brown on bottom of bleach bottle it says ball 10 A2 ROAM CLEANSER BLEACH REG- PAT. PEND. 759-128 all in raised letters around the top of the jug is roman printed 4xs could u give me time this could of been made and maybe some sence of value if you would like pic i could take pic of and send to you thank u Tina

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From: ChicHarleyman

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 11-03-2004

per other email here is the pictures of the bottles i bought this bottle for 1. 00 at a yard sale. any information on it would be helpful thank you Tina

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From: Bill & Lynn

To: Digger

Subject: Cobalt Blue Octagon Perfume Miniature

Date: 11-03-2004

Hi Digger, I dug this bottle from a tip NW of London about 15 years ago. It is 2 7/8:" tall and 3/4 inch in diameter with an applied lip and the mold seam stops halfway up the neck . It is mint has the initials J T on the bottom. I've not seen an 8 sided bottle this small and was wondering if you have any idea who JT might be (I've tried to find out without success) and if a bottle of this color, shape, and this small is rare and the value. I briefly had visions of becoming a bottle collector and did dig what I considered some nice bottles while in London but have subsequently sold them. I've kept only a small cobalt 2 5/8 inch AEGIS poison, a miniature Mason's Wine Essence (blue), and this perfume. Thanks for any information you can give me. Evelyn

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From: BIG AL

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 11-03-2004

Would like to let you know that the site is very helpful. I have a friend that has a bottle with : The Gra Rock Ginger Ale Co G (or) Q 542 3 I(circled)5 6 Douglas (written) Wethersfield Conn There are seams on the side and the bottom of the bottle has: ## ## Can you tell mne anything about this bottle? She is very curious and would appreciate information you could provide. Thanking you in advance for your help.

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From: colleen sands

To: Digger

Subject: Cliff House Flask

Date: 11-03-2004

Hi Digger! Wish I knew more about the computer so I could scan this and send you a pic. . . . boys are at school and can't help mom. What I have is a small leather bound flask 4 1/2" tall. One side reads "It seems to be the greatest task (then a pic of a martini glass, the flask, and the unscrewed top of the flask next to it) To keep the contents in the flask. Cliff House and Seal RocksSan Francisco, Cal. On the other side in the center in a picture of a pig. Towards the top of the flask is a cut-out area the shape of a (card) spade approx. 1/2". Fancy lettering reads "Ladies' (cut-out) Drink". Below that is a fancy scroll, and then lower the same cut-out with" Gents' Drink". Then the pic of the pig. and under that are the words "Let your conscience be your guide". It belonged to my grandparents who lived in the city. They are long gone as are my parents. So I have no history of when they picked it up at the Cliff house. Can well imagine what Gramps used it for though!! So if you have any clue, sure would love to know about it. Thanks! Colleen

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From: Krcc1297

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 11-03-2004

Hi, can you tell me how much the pink slick eared elephant Grapette syrup bottle is worth? Also, do you know where I might could find one? Thank You. Cricket

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From: Julie Bockrath

To: Digger

Subject: A wine bottle question

Date: 11-03-2004

I have a Chianti bottle in the shape of a Muzzle Loader. Never been opened. The label has "Gabriele Borghini-Certaloo Italy. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? Thanks for your time. . . . Mark Bockrath

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From: Mileston

To: Digger

Subject: Creations Of James B Beam Distilling Co.

Date: 11-03-2004

Hi I have a New Jersey bottle by James B. Beam Distilling Co. (C) C. Miller 1964 D-334-145-64. Can you give me any information on this bottle and about how much its' worth? Thanks Audrey Bell-Kearney, President

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From: Pamela E. Olsen

To: Digger

Subject: Value of this bottle

Date: 12-03-2004

I have recently found a bottle while digging up my yard. Here are the distinguishing features: On either side of the bottle there are measurement lines - right side in CC (10-40) and left side is unlabeled but has a 1 on it at approximately the same level as the 30 cc mark. At the base of the measurement strip on the left side is the number 11. The bottle is clear, and rectangular with the following measurements (all approximate) - Height: 4 1/2", Width: 1 3/4", Depth: 1 1/8". One side of the bottle is rounded and one side is flat. The embossed measurement lines are all on the flat side. The opening is approximately 1/2" wide and circular. The mold seam goes over the top of the lip in two places. The base of the bottle is slightly concave. There is a symbol in the upper center of the flat side of the bottle. It is an odd character shaped like the number "3" but has an extra zag on the upper curve. Next to this character is two lower case "i"s in block lettering. On the base of the bottle there are three numbers 6, 0, 4 and the 0 is inside a square. Do you think that you might be able to tell us what sort of bottle it is, possible what it might have been used for? And also the age and value. Thank you for your time Pamela and Patrick God Bless

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From: Trish McCullough

To: Digger

Subject: ducks unlimited

Date: 12-03-2004

Digger: I have a Ducks Unlimited Jim Beam Bourbon decanter, seal not broken. I'm looking to see what it is worth. Please help. Sincerely, TMM Trish McCullough

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From: Snydog56

To: Digger

Subject: radio show

Date: 12-03-2004

Mr Odell I have tried to contact you before . We have a Radio show on Sunday mornings and would like to know if you would be interested in being on the show. We would Interview you over the phone and the program is live. Please contact Howard Baker at 419 306 3286 Thank you C Snyder

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From: Dunham, James James.

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 12-03-2004

I have 2 musical decanters from Japan. They are in the shape of a hydrant, brown with red striping, There is an indent on the front with a what appears to be a drunk leaning on a pole. It plays the song "How dry I am". They are both in mint condition. What can you tell me about these and are they of any value? Thanks

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From: Dave & shirley

To: Digger

Subject: Poodle decanter

Date: 12-03-2004

Dear Digger Can you help me? I have this bottle shaped like a poodle it appears to be a decanter of some kind. It has a T or J on the bottom. it has cork on top of head and in its mouth. What is it worth and what is it. Thanks Shirley Shirley

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From: Andrew Schneider

To: Digger

Subject: need information regarding old soda bottles

Date: 12-03-2004

Hello, My name is Manny Schneider, I came across some old soda bottles dating from the 1950's through the 1970's . I need some information, as to their worth. I have no access to the net so a call is the best way to contact me. Thanks, Manny Schneider

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From: TMe

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle found

Date: 12-03-2004

Hey Digger, I have an old Bourbon & Rye bottle that is 12 in. tall over all, 3 in wide circular in body with a 4 1/2 in long neck. Amber in color. Side seam only to the base of the neck. Embossed lettering with a "trade mark" circled by antlers or a vine. The words Jesse Moore & Co. Louisville, Ky. in a circle. Inside that C. H. Moore Bourbon & Rye. Under that is Moore hunter & Co, Sole Agents. Can you tell me anything about this bottle, or how we can begin our search? Thanks, Traci

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From: Eric

To: Digger

Subject: Glass Bottles I have Found

Date: 12-03-2004

Hello My Name is Eric Spaulding and I have a bit of a problem I hope you can help me with. I have four bottles that I can not place a price tag on. The First: A Brown Glass Bottle with what appears to be a screw on top. This Bottle has a Man with a large fish on his Back Second: A Round Clear Glass Bottle with "P. B. " In some sort of a crest on the side and a "Pressed On Cap" On the Bottom of the bottle is A. G. Van Nostrand Registered Third: A Clear Glass (Slightly tinted Blue) Corked Bottle with Fellows & Co. Chemists St. John N. B. Emblased on the face of the bottle. Finaly: A Large Blue Bottle with Haley`s M - O On the Screw Cap. I Assume that this is a Early Phillips Milk of Magneasia Bottle It is aprox 9. 5 inches tall and 4. 5 inches across. Attached to this E-Mail you will find pictures of all 4 bottles. I would Appreciate any help you can give me in Identifying these bottles, as well as a price for them, as I would add them to my collection. Thank You Very Much for your Time. Yours Truely, Eric Spaulding

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From: Izzymar

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 12-03-2004

I came across your site on the internet, and I was wondering if you would have any information about a bottle I found (age and possible value). It is pale green and has Wm F. Kidder New York written across the front in embossed letters. The neck is flared and the side seams stop at the shoulder of the bottle. There appears to be a D on the bottom of the bottle. There are also several air bubbles throughout the glass. Thank you for your time. Mary Martin

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From: Michelle

To: Digger

Subject: gillette soda bottle

Date: 12-03-2004

Hi Digger found your site finally I have a sort of octagon shape cobalt blue color in mint condition gillette soda bottle from New Haven Ct. hand blown someone told me it was from early 1800 he had one similar that sold for about 1, 300 dollars mine is suppose to be in much better condition could this be true Michelle

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From: Kim Archer

To: Digger

Subject: hall/s catarrah cure

Date: 13-03-2004

My husband found a bottle with Hall's Catarrah Cure on it, he dug it up at a work site. IT is mint condition, clear, what is the est value, and just what was it a cure for?????? ps liked your story about Mrs. Thompson. thank you Kim

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From: doug braun

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 13-03-2004

I dug these bottle years ago when I was kid and can't find any info . The one embosed reads ( BIG BEAR BEVERAGES ) All three are from San Jose , California. The BOTTOMS UP bottle is from Coca Cola. Any idea on value? THANK YOU! Doug.

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From: Diane Penouilh

To: Digger

Subject: old wright root beer bottle

Date: 13-03-2004

i have an old wright root beer bottle . the word wright is in white on the front of the bottle and the word is slanted. can you tell me any thing about this . year , value. thanks diane

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From: Vida Gerber

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 13-03-2004

I found an old glass bottle with the name Duncan Hines written in cursive twice around the neck and also on the bottom. The bottle is about 7 ". Also, the letter N inside a square is above the name on the bottom and below it, is a number 1. It has a screw top lid. Can you help me identify the year and what it was made for?

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From: Larry and Sheila Williams

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 13-03-2004

Hey, I'm trying to find bottles shaped like light bulbs. I have found a few companies that have them, but some are out. I think they come from Italy. Thanks, Sheila Williams Douglas, Georgia

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From: brandy johnston

To: Digger

Subject: my bottle my grandmother gave me

Date: 13-03-2004

hi Jaok; My grandmother gave me an americana collection of great moments in history bottel it is a jw dant bottel with the eagelon the back it has the indanapolis motor speedway 500 mile race on the lable it is a rectangular bottel with a round cork lid with eagle on it too it is black and has 4 notches in the top it is in fair condition and i was wondering how much it is worth it was made in 1969

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From: Barry Broadway

Subject: Bottle Identification

Date: 13-03-2004

Just dug a beautiful hutchinson bottle and need help in identification. Base has some embossing but can not make it out. Shape is round Embossed in block letters COCO COLA (NOT COCA) BOTTLING COMPANY, CHATTANOOGA TENN. Color is light aqua Slightly stained Would like to know age, rarity, value and history if possible. Would certainly like your help in identifying this bottle. Thank you. CHIEF

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From: Bob bnjcups

To: Digger

Subject: Old Judge Syrup bottle

Date: 14-03-2004

Digger, Great site ! I have been trying to find info, price on a bottle that I found in an attic several years back. It has a paper label, mostly intact that says "Old Judge Syrup". It is a pint bottle. The bottle is also embossed with Old Judge, top front, David G Evans Coffee Co. St. Louis, MO, bottom front. The rear is embossed with Old Judge Pure Syrup with the owl in the middle. The entire bottle is spider webbed like the old judge coffee jars. The screw cap is white & appears to be original. Have not been able to discover anything, even at bottle shows in my area. Thank you, Bob

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From: kristie jo

To: Digger

Subject: looking for age of bottle and value if you can help

Date: 14-03-2004

the bottle i have is about a foot in length its mostly square at the neck there is like almost like webbing design on the front it has a lion that is sticking out with a moveable mouth ring the glass bottle itself is dark green then all around the bottle is got like boarders of a floral design of sort that amost looks like its burned in but im not sure , if you can tell me anything about this i would appreciate it

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From: MHILHI

To: Digger

Subject: upside down bottle

Date: 14-03-2004

Can you send me the patent number for upside down that Heinz uses for their new ketchup bottle. Regards, Moheb

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From: Kim Griffin

To: Digger

Subject: INFORMATION

Date: 14-03-2004

Hi I have an old liquor bottle that has the date 1888 on the bottom. it has designs all over the bottle. in very excellent condition. I have several other bottles & jars that Id like to try finding info on but will do later. can you tell me anything about the old liquor bottle? Thanks for your time, Kim Griffin

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From: Battiebird

To: Digger

Subject: haviland

Date: 15-03-2004

i have this bottle book i have been told its quite rare but can find no in formation at all about it im begining to think i have the only one!! it was made for princess Diana and prince Charles wedding by haviland limoges. . i have enclosed a pic. . . can u help? im look to find out the value and how many are left etc. . . there were only 1000 made many thanks sarah flynn

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From: Shane Fowler

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 15-03-2004

Hello, I have found a savannah soda works, john ryan, 1866, colbalt blue bottle, can you give me an idea on what I have , it also has air bubbles in the glass. Thanks for your time. Will send picture if you think it would help.

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From: ANAMERICAN

To: Digger

Subject: i have a couple of questions

Date: 15-03-2004

My mother has two glass bottles and she was wondering if they were worth anything. . . I have looked everywhere on here and I have not found anything about them. Can you please help? she has an "Old Mr. Boston bourbon whiskey bottle made by Ben Burk inc. in Illinois has a brass seal on it. On the bottom of the bottle it has 66 0n it and a date of 1934 on the bottle . . the other bottle is a glass 2oz. instant folgers coffee. It has a date of 1966 on it. the bottle has new written all over it. Can you please help?

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From: chris laymon

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 15-03-2004

HELLO I fond MR COLA JR BOTTLE and wondering worth 1962 fond in arkansas Grapett CO. THANKS chris

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From: bdnewz

To: Digger

Subject: kool aid bootle

Date: 16-03-2004

I have a KOOL-AID bottle, 8 oz. , label is white/green from kool aid bottling corp . Lansing, Michigan. It's 8 inches tall, ex. shape except has small chip on edge of base. Any info. would be appreciated. Thanks, Mark H. Adams

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From: Rmngpeterson

To: Digger

Subject: bottle books

Date: 16-03-2004

Hello, My grandfather was a bottle collector and has thousands of bottles in his basement. He passed away and my grandma wants me to do a little research for her to organize things and see if there is anything worthwhile keeping. I saw your series on the internet and thought it would be very helpful. I am obviously an amateur and I need pictures of everything. Does every entry have a picture. Is it pretty comprehensive or am I going to get easily frustrated because I can't find anything. Also, if I purchase several, is there some kind of discount or special offer? I think I would be especially interested in the publications on bitters, ink, whiskey, flasks, inks 2, soda and medicine bottles. Also, my grandma is located in Milford Michigan and I was wondering if you could help me find someone in the area that might be able to assist me. Hope you can help. Thank you kindly, Michelle Peterson

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From: rodgers4

To: Digger

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 16-03-2004

Digger, i don't know if you can help on this or not, but here goes. I inherited a bottle of "very old fitzgerald whiskey" and wonder if its worth selling or just drinking. Its full, sealed and still in the box, barreled in 1951, bottled in 1959. 4/5 of a quart. It is a clear bottle with a front and back label. Front says Very Old Fitzgerald, bottled expressly for connoisseurs of fine bourbon 100 proof and a paragraph on how this bourbon is their highest achievement. Would anyone be interested in this? thanks in advance

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From: Widener, Cynthia R. Cynthia.

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: bottlequestion

Date: 16-03-2004

 I have inherited BOXES of liquor bottles. They are from a relative that owned liquor stores in the 1960's in California and he kept things that, I guess, he thought might be of some significance. Some are still full. They take up too much space to store and I want them GONE. Do you know who, or even IF, anyone would be interested in the whole lot? Cindy Cooper

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From: TREBOR

To: Digger

Subject: BOTTLE

Date: 16-03-2004

Dear digger looking 4 info about a Bottle i found. It is 5 1/4 inches tall, clear and has a threaded top. the seam Goes to the very top, on the bottom in raised letters is knoxall with a number 2 Under it above it is the letter k inside a keystone. The front is rounded and The back is flat with the beveled corners. On the back there is what looks Like a 7 over a 3 and to the right of that are three lower case i's. Any info Would be very helpful. Thank you bob k TREBOR1867 

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From: Lise Kincaid

To: DIGGER

Subject: VIOLIN OR CELLO BOTTLE MARKED HELP!!

Date: 16-03-2004

Hello digger, I found this bottle at a rummage sale and had seen it in a book before but cannot locate it again. Im sending pictures of it and the bottom is marked with what appears to be an anchor hocking mark but it has what looks like a c imposed over it. I thought it might be imperial glass since this is close to one on their marks but at the top of straight i where the c is over it you can clearly see a eye hook which indicates to me anchor hocking. Could definitely use your help and would sincerely appreciate it.

 Kindest regards

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From: helen-pruitt

To: Digger

Subject: wondering

Date: 16-03-2004

i was wondering how do they get the bottles out of the mold dye in the factories thank you

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From: NamVet

To: Digger

Subject: large stone sarsasparilla dispenser

Date: 17-03-2004

Jack, I understand you are the bottle expert but worth asking you about a large stone jug we found. Have not seen any on the web so we thought we would ask. Sorry no picture to send but perhaps a short description might help. It has a screw in top and carrying handle. It has a wooden plug in snout at the base of the jug. Was made by price-Bristol for ATHERTON'S herbal beverages. No address on it but has an old glued on red label for sarsaparilla. Sorry to take up any of your time but perhaps this might ring a bell as something you may have seen in your many travels. Thanks, J

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From: Pam & Bobby

To: Digger

Subject: pontil

Date: 17-03-2004

Please excuse my ignorance but I'm thinking about starting an antique bottle collection. How can you tell if a bottle is an iron pontil ? Thank you in advance, Pam

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From: Victoria Dipsey

To: Digger

Subject: set of 4 duraglas bottles

Date: 17-03-2004

I have a set of 4 duraglas bottles. They are painted in an atlantic City, nj motif. They are sealed and in perfect condition. They are Painted lite blue in color and have various pictures drawn on them Depicting the miss america pagent, convention hall -this type of thing. The bottom of the bottle has in raised writing 3 - 1 - 52 , 12, Duraglas, g-137 in this order. I was wondering if they are of any value. I know they have been kept by our family for quite awhile because i Remember looking at them as a child and i am now 44. Your opinion of Their value would be greatly appreciated. Vicki dipsey

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From: Alice Hall

To: Digger

Subject: UGB

Date: 17-03-2004

Hi there, Ive emailed you before about bottles found i manchester UK. My research is coming aling well only I really want to track down the company that embosses the bases of its bottles 'UGB'. I have one reference to it being UGB Glass company, possibly in southport, however my library has no books on bottles and was wondering if you knew anything about it? An address or an era or even just a location would probably be enough for me to trace it via trade directories over here. Thanks if you can help, Alice Hi there, Ive emailed you before about bottles found I manchester UK My research is coming along well only I really want to track down the company that embosses the bases of its bottles 'UGB'. I have one reference to it being UGB Glass company, possibly in southport, however my library has no books on bottles and was wondering if you knew anything about it? An address or an era or even just a location would probably be enough for me to trace it via trade directories over here. Thanks if you can help, Alice

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From: Doug Haffner

To: Digger

Subject: Star Trek bottle. . .

Date: 17-03-2004

Hello! I've looked far and wide to find out what bottle may have been used as a prop for the old "Star Trek" series where Mr. Scott gets good and polluted. I've included a picture that I hope you may be able to help identify the bottle in. . . . Your help would be greatly appreciated! Doug Haffner Attachments: PDVD_048. jpg

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From: DNMAS10

To: Digger

Subject: mil-kay

Date: 17-03-2004

Found a drink bottle with the words Mil- Kay. Bottled by Mil-Kay bottling co. in Decatur Alabama any info would be appreciated.

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From: rene widner

To: Digger

Subject: help

Date: 17-03-2004

h; I don't know anything about bottles so I am hoping you can help me. ; A family member found a small cobalt glass bottle in a field on the family farm. ; It is about and inch and half tall and a half inch in diameter. ; It had a metal screw on cap but most is disinegrated. ; It also has a seam along side the bottle which makes me think that it isn't very old. ; There is no label or writing except on the bottom. ; There is an upraised triangle with a smaller triangle inside of it. ; On the right hand side of the triangle there is an upraised dot and on the bottom on the triangle there is a number 3.   I am just curious as to the purpose of the the bottle because it is so small. ; Thank your any information you can find. Thank You, . I am attaching a picture but the quality is poor Sorry Attachments: bottle. PSF

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From: james archibald

To: Digger

Subject: benedictine

Date: 17-03-2004

HI, I have come across an old bottle of Dom Benedictine and foud a picture of the same bottle type. the picture said that it was dated at 1873. The bottle is 750Lm, and full, although it apears that some of the alcohol has expanded, the bottle is unopend and sealed with a wax paper coating and a lead wrap around. It all so has a wax seal on the top with an IRS taxe seal. it all so has a name the company it was shipped to and sold by. the name is Julius Wile sons of Co. inc. New York. can you tell me anything about this bottle or tell me where I can find out more information. Thanks.

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From: LSB

To: Digger

Subject: 1904 HEINZ BOTTLE

Date: 17-03-2004

My husband and I were out bottle digging, and came upon two of exact same bottles side by side tall Heinz bottles 12 inches dated 1904 on the bottom. I can not seem to find out if the were catsup or vinegar any clues ? thank you. Lorrie

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From: PATRICIA BILL

To: Digger

Subject: info on this coke bottle

Date: 18-03-2004

Your files are attached and ready to send with this message. Hello, I had given this coke bottle to my mother 27 years ago and am now in possession of it. Cannot find any info on it whatsoever. The bottle is amber in color with script writing on the base which says "CUMBERLAND, MD. " also on the bottom. It is in excellent condition as I hope the photos I am sending will show. Any information on value of this bottle would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, P. L. Bill PATRICIA BILL

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From: Rmngpeterson

To: Digger

Subject: Re: bottle books

Date: 18-03-2004

You grew up in Commerce Michigan?? I don't know how old you are, but maybe you knew my grandpa who lived his whole life in Milford. His name was Bill Genette. He collected bottles, lanterns, and clocks. I am sorting through the bottles a little at a time just to organize them into categories. I have a Kovels book to help me out a bit but I wish it had more pictures. I just don't know enough to use descriptions only. I am doing okay on the medacine bottles but the flasks are driving me in sane. I think I found 3 of interest so far though: Union with clasped hands and eagle both in amber and in blue. Also a flask with George Washington and sailing ships. I will keep in touch. You seem very kind and willing to help. I will probably order the books after a few more days of frustration. Thank you kindly, Michelle Peterson

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From: chelsea

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 18-03-2004

I have a dark blue, approx 1" big bottle that says vicks drops on it, , , , how old would this be???

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From: chelsea

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 18-03-2004

I have a dark blue, approx 1" big bottle that says vicks drops on it, , , , how old would this be???

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From: Dana DAmico

To: Digger

Subject: 1962 chianti gori gori bottle.

Date: 18-03-2004

I'm trying to find out the purpose behind this chianti bottle having a small fist shaped sealed insert on the opposite side of the spout of this bottle. the insert also has a whicker cork to seal it up. Any answers would be quite helpfull. thanks dana

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From: Jonathan

To: Digger

Subject: Can you identify this for me?

Date: 18-03-2004

- it has a symbol of a backword R then a forward R. - on the bottem it has a 7 like small symbol on it. - its about 3 inches tall and 2 inches wide. - its a screw on lid. - i think you would call it smooth. - its clear - there is some damage on it. - I would like to know the age of it, who made it, and the history of it, and if it has a value that would be good to know.

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From: Mashydern

To: Digger

Subject: Brownie

Date: 18-03-2004

I have an old Brownie bottle clear w/ white writing and a sunrise beverage bottle w/ white and red writing, can you help?!

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From: ggemellos

To: Digger

Subject: Old bottles

Date: 19-03-2004

Digger, in an old barn, dating back at least 90 years, were dozens of old dark green supposedly Champagne bottles with cork. Description: No embossing, lettering or markings of any kind. Bottles are round, tapering towards the mouth. A quarter inch below the mouth is a raised band a quarter of an inch wide. There are no mold seams what-so-ever. At the bottom, a deep concave with a bubble or blister in its center. Bottle is relatively heavy. Contents have long since evaporated and corks deteriorated. Bottle stands at 10 inches. They are not damaged otherwise. Can you tell us anything about them? We will appreciate your response on this matter. Thank you. Sincerely, George Gemellos and Dave Borth

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From: skadler

To: Digger

Subject: old bottle

Date: 19-03-2004

Hello Digger I have been given an old bottle that I find interesting. I'm not a collector, but would like to more about it and what it contained. It's clear glass, 8 inches high including its glass stopper. The body of the bottle is square, about 2 and 3/4 inches per side and 6 inches high. The front side is slightly curved and has an inset mirrored label which has the label: SP. AETHER. CO. On the bottom of the bottle is embossed: PATD MARCH 6TH 1894 F & S ST. LOUIS MO I would greatly appreciate any information you might have about this bottle. Thank you in advance for your help. Sincerely, Susan Adler

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From: BR549FISH

To: Digger

Subject: Digger. . . . need your expertise PLEASE

Date: 19-03-2004

Digger, i sent you an email on 3-15-04 about this dump I found in savannah, ga. . . . . i was hoping you could reply with some advice . in my letter i told you I've found about 200 bottles on top of the ground in a swamp. . . . . since the last letter I've done some research and found I've got medicine, beer, wine etc. a ot of these have pontil marks , some are bimal, some are blobs. . . I'd like some advice on how to dig this area. . . . reply ASAP, looking forward to hearing from you, thanks , Robbie

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From: rolibarnes

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 19-03-2004

hello, Thanks for taking the time to look at our bottles. These have been in our fomily for 30/40 years. My mother got them at an auction many years ago. athey are fish bottles, green with overlay. Or I think it might be a whiter glass with a green overlay on top. 12 " high, 3 1/2" base, 4" wide at widest point on fish. Seam goes from the bottom to top of fish. Sort of a herringbone seam on the top of the fish. hope the pictures come thru ok. . Thanks Roger

 forgot some info. I have 2 of these bottles , both are in top shape and are identical. No damage on either one. , . No labels or writings on them. Would like to know age, rarity, value and history if poss. Thanks again Roger Barnes

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From: Everything

To: Digger

Subject: question on old bottle

Date: 19-03-2004

Hi, I am researching for a friend who has the bottle of the picture that is attached. Could you give me any information on this bottle? It is a 6" tall bottle and has embossed letters around the top of the bottle that say "Tongaline" "Mellier Drug Co. ". Can you give me an approx. price if I was to sell it for him? Thank you in advance. Kathy 

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From: SStok

To: Digger

Subject: ref: Garnier Engheim

Date: 19-03-2004

Hi, I recently was given a very different lamp of an African playing a drum / bongo with either a Tiki or Frican statue at the side of it. It is marked underneath 179 Garnier Liqueurs Engheim Paris France Made in Italy. Please could you let me know if you know anything about this lamp. THANKS sian stokes

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From: Dfwprorenova

To: Digger

Subject: baby bottle

Date: 19-03-2004

I have a very old glass banana shape baby bottle and I know nothing about it can anyone help me with some information on it. Thank you.

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From: Gail

To: Digger

Subject: question. . .

Date: 19-03-2004

Hello! trying to locate information on the 'H. Roeshman' beer bottles, out of Philadelphia, can you give me any idea as to how to research this? thanks, Gail

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From: Bob Paxson

To: Digger

Subject: Bols Gold Creme De Menthe Ballerina

Date: 19-03-2004

Dear Digger - The labels stickers stamps and seals all seem to be in place - not opened- contents 18 oz- Brown Forman Import co Louisville 10 Ky. is on the seal It is in the shipping box. could you estimate a dollar value on this bottle ? Thanks- Bob Paxson

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From: Russell

To: Digger

Subject: help if you can

Date: 19-03-2004

jaok20, I am hoping you can help me. This bottle was found recently in the ground in Mississippi. It is cobalt, I sent pictures to show what the words are on the bottle. I sure hope you can help me. . Im stumped. . I do know it is a Mccormick & co. It says Salts, I think. I sent pictures of these broken down in sectios . . . There is a word that says Applied . . on the bottom and then I cannot read the next word. . . I have gone as far in search as I can. . . Thank You if you can help me if not Thank you anyway. . . . . Susan ps. I don't know if the word on the salts pic. is Salto, or Salts. . . I cannot read it well enough.

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From: Bob Paxson

To: Digger

Subject: Gilbey's Spey Royal scotch whiskey

Date: 19-03-2004

Dear digger, I have a bottle approx 18 in tall -4/5 qt of spey royal scotch whiskey with a music box base and a dancing scotchman in base- could you put a dollar value on this for me ? the seal is intact and it is in it's shipping box. thank you, Bob Paxson

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From: Judy

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle

Date: 19-03-2004

Hi Digger, I have a bottle that is about 10 inches tall, is round and has embossed letters that say Towel's Log Cabin Maple syrup. The seams stop before the lip. Looks like it either had a cork or cap of some kind. Can you tell me how old it is, and maybe how much it might be worth? Thank you, Judy

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From: alitke

To: Digger

Subject: Cabin Still whiskey decanter

Date: 19-03-2004

Can you give me an idea how much an empty OLD CABIN STILL Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey decanter is worth. . . from 1969? It is a hillbilly sitting on an old keg. Thanks.

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From: TYLER INBODEN

To: Digger

Subject: Perfume bottles - Evening In Paris, 1960's era

Date: 19-03-2004

I have 2 Evening in Paris perfume bottles, in a gift, box, gift set 90001 with the perfume still in the bottles!! Bottles are cobalt blue with silver lids and labels. Any idea on the value, or where I can find out? These are sentimental and belonged to my late mother, so I'm just curious. Thanks for your help. jejeinboden, Illinois 3/19/04

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From: Sweetnsasee069

To: Digger

Subject: Question

Date: 19-03-2004

I have a bottle of Special Old Reserve from AMS CO. seal has not been broken I have the box, its a amber color bottle square shape with ridges there is a stamp seal across the top of the bottle says bottled Fall 1932 made fall 1917 proof 100, Harry E Wilken 2832752-10 one pint this was bottled by The American Medicinal Sprits Company Distillery No. 388. 5th district of Ky there is also a red color stamp. The Caution Notice - The bottle has 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 spirits in bond any person who shall re-use the bottle for the purpose of containing distilled spirits without removing and destroying the stamp affixed to this bottle. or who shall re-use the stamp affixed to this bottle will be liable for each such offense to a fine each such offense to a fine of not less than one hundred nor more that one thousand dollars and to imprisonment for not more than two years. This is most of the information on the bottle is in mint condition with box was wondering the value of it. Thank you Terry

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From: Ed Penry

To: Digger

Subject: Wild Turkey Special Edition Bottles

Date: 20-03-2004

Digger: I have Two Wild Turkey Special Edition whiskey bottles, No. 4 and No. 5. Are they worth anything? Thanks for your help. Ed

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From: Sharon Clark

To: Digger

Subject: Differences

Date: 20-03-2004

What is the difference between an ink bottle and an ink well? a novice novice novice collector. Sharon L. Clark

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From: Sonny V

To: Digger

Subject: 2 Bottles to look at

Date: 21-03-2004

Hey Digger, I have 2 bottles for you to take a l00k at. The 1st one is some type of golfer cantur, which came with a box but I took it out for pictures. It still has all its labels on it and is still filled with its contents. The second is a Henry McKenna whiskey jug, I've seen many online but none unopened. Unfortunately the contents has evaporated and the finish now has a crackling look. I'm just curious of the value of this jug. Thanks for your time.

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From: Michael Rovella

To: Digger

Subject: Coca cola bottles

Date: 21-03-2004

I have several old coca cola bottles I was wondering what the numbers on the side of the bottles mean for example:55 43 or 14 circle C 46 Could you please point me in the correct direction, Thank you much Michael

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From: steve crawford

To: Digger

Subject: Straubmuller

Date: 21-03-2004

hello, i have a question about 3 bottles i have. . . first one is the tree of life bottle i see several people have inquired about Straubmuller tree of life bottle. . . the one i have is the same as all the other but health is spelled healtn and the and is spelled and. . . any rarity or is this common. . . . . thank you. . . steve

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From: Ron

To: Digger

Subject: old beer bottles

Date: 21-03-2004

I have been purchasing old beer bottles for the Christian Weyand Brewery, Buffalo, NY. the brewery closed sometime around Prohibition. I have a variety of bottles, mostly they are clear, blob tops with embossed letters. They measure approx. 9 1/2 in (some are smaller, but most of what i have is this size). i'm fairly new to this collection, but am interested in the dates (approx) and values. also, am interested in cleaning process. Weyand brewery was owned by a relative, so it's all very sentimental. Thanx for any and all help you could give!!!! Jennifer W-G, Buffalo, NY

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From: Sharon

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 21-03-2004

I have a green bottle marked: E. C. Booz's Old Cabin Whickey on one side; 120 Walnut St. Philadelphia on the other panel with 1840 on the "roof" of the cabin shaped bottle. How do I tell if this is a repo? And. . . how much is it worth? Thanks.

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From: MizAlex

To: Digger

Subject: Bottles found in shipwrecks??

Date: 21-03-2004

Hello, I was hoping you could tell me where I might find a listing of values of bottles found in shipwrecks, specifically old wine bottles (I think). I have one a friend gave me some time ago which her Uncle personally brought up from a shipwreck off one of the islands. It's a deep teal green but appears almost black unless you hold it up to the light. Is there a sight online where I might be able to find either the value of the bottle itself and/or a place to sell it online?? Thanks for any help you can offer! Jaq

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From: Joyce

To: Digger

Subject: canandian club bottle

Date: 21-03-2004

hello, i have a canadian club bottle with a stamp on top that reads b7772213 1952. in red and a blue stamp that reads kl721443 the label is very nice. could you tell me it's worth if any please, thank you pj

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From: M & L Treglazoff

To: Digger,

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 21-03-2004

I have a round clear bottle marked "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE" and is marked with "D 195/55-5" on the bottom. It is also marked with a circle superim imposed upon a diamond Any ideas on what this bottle was used for? Thanks Mike

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From: Kmplus

To: Digger

Subject: Bear bottle

Date: 21-03-2004

I have two bear shaped bottles. One has Salem , MA, Snowcrest beverages on the bottom and has been made into a bank. It is approximately 7" tall. The other one had nothing. I think the second one had honey it at one time. Can you tell me any history of these and their value. Thanks, SAE

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From: Rodney Baker

To: Digger

Subject: Gordon's Whiskey Bottle

Date: 21-03-2004

I have a rather small 5 inch bottle with the Gordon's name embossed on front and Linden New Jersey on the sides, Patent date 1853 with the numbers R-514, and the number 20 also. Could you tell me how old this bottle is and what was in it. Has some original material inside but can't tell what it was.

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From: lilflower

To: Digger

Subject: bottle-Taiwan tabacco and wine monopoly bereau

Date: 21-03-2004

Hello! Thank you for putting the web site together! it's very interesting. I bought a bottle at a thrift store and wondered what its value was. It is about 6" tall glazed in a brown. the designs and lettering are all embossed in a lighter tan. I bought this bottle at a thrift store because it looked interesting to me! It is glazed brown and all of the designs are embossed in a light tan. The bottle is about 6" tall. Could you tell me the age, value and the rareity of the bottle? Thank you so much! Cheryl

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From: Robin Clark

To: Digger

Subject: Gordon's Gin

Date: 21-03-2004

Digger. I recently bought a bottle embossed with "Gordon's London Dry Gin" - Clear glass , approx. 7" tall, it is pretty thick glass - the side seams appear to go over the lip of the bottle - the bottom is embossed with REG o 610617. How old is this bottle? Is it worth anything? Thanks for any help. Robin

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From: Jon Beatty

To: Digger

Subject: USS Maine Dish

Date: 21-03-2004

Hello: I've been trying to track down the value of a blue, pressed glass covered dish in the shape of a ship. The cover is the 'superstructure' and the dish the 'hull'. The words "Remember the Maine" are included on the sides of the dish. Can you give me an ideas of where I can find this information. Thank you in advance. Jonathan Beatty (Now I'm gonna go get MY bottle!)

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From: TMOB68

To: Digger

Subject: OLD BALL WINE BOTTLE

Date: 21-03-2004

i got 11 wine bottle from my father before he threw then in the trash. they are12 inches tall and 3inch round. they have marking on the bottom that say the word wine and the ball brand marking. on the outside they have a beautiful grape vine on 3/4 of the bottle also on the other side small vine at top of bottle say 4/5 quart on the bottom also is the #6. what i am looking for is about the year and if this was made for a certain company or for the home brewer. thak y

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From: shannon

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 21-03-2004

do you know anything about an old bottle with p h mcgraw on it. the bottle is in excellent condition, no chips. i am told it is rare and valuable. can you help

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From: susan kraft

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 22-03-2004

Hi Digger- I have two Drakes Plantation Bitters bottles. One is a Plumb puce colored 6 log and the other is a yellow amber 4 log. Both are in excellent condition. Any suggestion on what I should sell them for. How about a green Congress Empire bottle in great condition? Thanks susan kraft

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From: Janette Martin

To: Digger

Subject: Lindsey Blood Searcher Reseller's Pitt

Date: 22-03-2004

Dear Digger, I have a Lindsey's Blood searcher bottle that I am having trouble getting info on. It's the aqua color. On the side, it has PITTSBURGH. On the other side, it has "RESELLERS & CoProp's" I am a professional researcher, and I have been unable to discover much of anything about this bottle or the "Reseller's Co. " Ridiculous and Dumb! That's how I feel! It occurred to met that this bottle might be a promotional bottle -- in other words, used to show "re-sellers" what their bottles might look like? "Prop's", I assume, means "Proprietors"? In terms of Pittsburgh -- isn't that where the bottles were (all) made? Is this a possible theory? I AM TOTALLY LOST! I am also intensely interesting this Dr. Lindsey fellow. Do you have any idea who he was? Was he a real medicine man/doctor? My husband hauled the bottle out of an old wall in a house he was renovating in downtown Jamestown, NY several years back. Over the years, he has found 20 various bottles. I am just now getting around to determining if any of them are worth anything. Oldest kid, irony of ironies, is going to med school, and we'd like to help him out as much as we can. Thank you, Janette Martin

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From: Jean L Tvrdy

To: Digger

Subject: Antique bottle questions

Date: 22-03-2004

Hi Digger, When I was a curious kid, I found a whiskey bottle and jam jar inside the closet wall of my Dads home. Several things had been put there, maybe as a time capsule. The house is maybe 150 years old? I have had these two items since then, about 1966. I know nothing of antique things, so am asking for you to tell me if what I have has any value. The whiskey bottle is 11 5/8 inches tall, clear glass. The neck is crooked. There are three seams. One is horizontal, near the beginning of the neck. The other two seams begin at the horizontal line and go up both sides (bottle is round), and stops before the top (?lip). There is a number 6 on the bottom of the bottle on the inside and outside. The label is paper, is in good shape I think for its age. The label reads, HAZEL GROVE BOURBON WHISKEY, Intoxicating Liquor, Proof 95, 32 Oz . There are no chips, cracks, and the label in intact. There are air bubbles in the glass. The lip seems irregular. The second jar, is a jam jar, 4 3/4 inches tall. Clear glass. There is a horizontal seam like the whiskey bottle. The side seams run from the bottom to the top just below the top rim of the mouth. There are air bubbles in the glass. There are no chips, cracks. The label is intact, and reads, top to bottom, FRESH FRUIT, RASPBERRY JAM, CURTICE BROTHERS CO. , ROCHESTER, N. Y. , U. S. A. , WE GUARANTEE THESE GOOD TO CONTAIN NO INJURIOUS SUBSTANCE AND NO SUBSTITUTE FOR FRUIT AND SUGAR. The label is a lite orange color (probably color faded). There is a picture of fruit between the words FRESH FRUIT. There is no printing on the bottom. Can you help me identify these and place a value on them. I have no intention of selling them. They will someday go to my children. Jean

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From: Rich Thoman

To: Digger

Subject: austin nichols wild turkey 101 proof 8 years old decanter no 189 limited edition ceramic no 3

Date: 22-03-2004

Dear Sir, could you give me any information on this decanter described in the subject on this email. It was handed down in my family. Do you know its worth. Thank you for any information, Rich

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From: Clark Wilson

To: Digger

Subject: old whiskey bottle

Date: 23-03-2004

Digger I, m so glad I found your site. I hope you can help me. I have a old Park and Tilford whiskey bottle. It is in a musical decanter every time you pick it up it plays music. The story behind the bottle is that it belonged to Al Capone. There was a raid in his Chicago home and the maid grabbed this on her way out. She was a friend of this elderly lady I knew. When my friend passed away she left it to me. I was wanting to know what it was worth. I hope you can help me. . Thank you so much for your time. Marty Wilson

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From: Joann Gillen

To: Digger

Subject: whiskey bottle and combination lock stopper

Date: 23-03-2004

Hi I have this whisky bottle that has a combination lock stopper in it and i also have the box that the stopper came in, it has a date of 1897 on the box. do you have any idea what it would be worth or where i can find more info on the bottle and the stopper

 Thank you JoAnn

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From: Haudo

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 23-03-2004

i have a jim beam whiskey decanter i guess it is shaped like a vase approximately 18 inches tall also have box with three pink flowers it says "165 months" on the bottom of the bottle its stamped reagal china dated 1971 it has three pink flowers w gold trim

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From: Patti p

To: Digger

Subject: John Graf bottle

Date: 23-03-2004

Hi! I have a John Graf green bottle that is about six inches tall and two and a half inches across the base. It has what I've heard described as a "blob" type top. It has a seam that stops at the neck. The bottle is round, but the very bottom is octagon. In raised lettering on the glass it says "John Graf Milwaukee WIS" . On the other side it says "The Best What Gives Trademark This Bottle Not To Be Sold". Could you tell me how old it might be, and whether it has any value? I like the bottle because I was born in Milwaukee, and my father as a young man worked in a soda fountain that his family owned. Also, do you know any history of the John Graf company, or how I could find out? Thanks so much. Patti

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From: Brenda Sommer

To: Digger

Subject: Help! Guam bottles!

Date: 24-03-2004

I hope you can direct me to someone who can help me. I collect old bottles I find on the beaches here after typhoons, when they pop up out of the ground and sand like Easter eggs. These are oriental, oriental/American, oriental/English, and Filipino embossed bottles. I have had NO luck finding anyone who can give me a clue on their value. Most are beer bottles, I'm guessing early 1900s, definitely pre-WWII, such as San Miguel (Philippines) beer bottles; some are Japanese or Chinese beers, some "Anglo-Japanese Brewing Company, " and today I found something with oriental characters around the shoulder, and around the bottom, in English, "Bulldog Sauce Company Ltd. " Just all SORTS of odd things! I collected bottles as a kid, so my guesses as to age are pretty accurate. None are blob-top era, they're newer than that, but embossed. Any help or pointers you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, Brenda Sommer Agat, Guam, USA PS: Your web site is wonderful!

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From: Deborah

To: Digger

Subject: Minature bottle

Date: 24-03-2004

Hi, I have been trying to find out anything about this bottle but have been unsuccessful. I have checked Kovel's price list, ebay, the internet and nothing. The bottle is approximately 5" high, same shape as a regular wine bottle, green glass; corked and wrapped with metal . Label says Fernando Ade Terry, Product of Spain, Has three seals on top of label, one says "Alexandrie 1901" the other side says "St. Louis 1904" and the middle says "Registered Trade Mark" then under them is the name , Fernando Ade Terry, under name Established 1883, At the bottom it says , Imported exclusively by Briones & Co. Inc. Permit 1-247 85 Pearl St. New-York, N. Y. (no zip) looks very old. Please help. Thank you debsully1 Deb

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From: Tomecek, Matt

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject:

Date: 24-03-2004

You seemed to be the most knowledgeable on the web that I could find about old bottles, so please could you help? A week ago while demolishing an old house, I found a 4" tall square shaped amber bottle with a black 3/4" round cap. The side had H. K. Mulford & Co. Chemists Philadelphia embossed in the glass. The bottom has an L on it. The bottle is half full of a white substance, partially powdered and the rest is clumped together. What can you tell me about the bottle and the substance if anything. Thanks! Matthew

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From: Benny Hodge

To: Digger

Subject: Can you Help Me?

Date: 24-03-2004

Hey digger i found a bottle in a junk pile behind my house. It is an old codfish oil bottle and has no date on it but at the bottom is has 403 and the 2o. I have looked everywhere for it and i cant find it. I m sending pictures in an attachment. Thanks Chris Attachments: codfish oil bottle pictures 2. PSF codfish oil bottle pictures. PSF

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From: James Corbett

To: Digger

Subject: Corbett Creamery Milk Bottles?????

Date: 24-03-2004

G'day Digger, Approx. 100 years ago, there was a creamery in Corbett, Ontario, Canada. It was called Corbett Creamery and they had milk cans, which I now own one of them. It is in real good shape. My question to you is: Do you know if they also had milk bottles with their name on it. The now crossroads of Corbett has about 10 buildings at present and the creamery was tore down many years ago. Corbett is about 30 miles from Port Huron/Sarnia border. Any help would appreciated. Cheers, Jim

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From: Marlene Music

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Re: Flasks ?

Date: 24-03-2004

  Hello Digger- I am sending pictures of my flask- -if it is in your book I would like to purchase the book - - Thank you for viewing my pictures. . I tried to put them in order as to how you would look at the bottle. It was a gift from a lady who owned a ghost town here in Montana. If it is not in your book can you suggest where I may look to find the value? Sincerely- Marlene Music Now & Then Shop Great Falls, Montana

From: Digger

To: Marlene Music Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2004

10:08 AM

Subject: Re: Flasks ? If you are looking for historical flasks then I have one. If you are looking for 1880-1910 flask. . . western items. There is a book under way by a fellow in Tennessee but it is not done yet. Digger

From: Digger

To: Marlene Music Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004

3:33 PM

Subject: Re: Flasks ? Your bottle is not an old American flask and possible is not old at all. I'd guess it was made in the 1970s or 60s. Ther is no American bottle that looks like this. It might be Mexican. . value possible $20-40. Digger

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From: Tim & Heather Matas

To: Digger

Subject: Question on whiskey bottle

Date: 24-03-2004

Hi, I have an old bottle of Heublein's whiskey. It is still sealed. The lable is in bad condition but it is still readable. I want to know how old it really is since there is not a date on it. It has a red and white seal over the top of the bottle with Internal Revenue onit along with the numbers 7-1419662 on it. It also has a Michigan stamp on the front with what I believe to be the numbers 26482789 or 26432789 or even 28482789. The lable says Heublein's in a black box at the top. In a yellow circle in red lettering is "Old Fashioned Whiskey" in the center of the lable. "The Club Cocktail" is in black lettering under the yellow circle. I can provide the rest of the wording if you need it but it is basically just the manufacturer info but again no date other than "since 1875". Thanks! Heather- Lewiston, MI

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From: Cskeptic

To: Digger

Subject: TOLDEN WEDDING BOTTLE

Date: 24-03-2004

I have a bottle 10 inches top is screw on no cap w/it. the color is clear yet has a shiny mixed golden color . Shaped like a pint bottle, yet 3 qrt way down curves in both sides. Front of bottle in cursive writing states"tolden wedding". Bottom front -"HASHAONO PEERS FOR 50 YEARS". Other side has a wedding bell imprinted FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE--Interesting observation-federal ia misspelled--FEDELAL--Bottom front of bell has Since 1856. Bottom of bottle has patent -cant make out #s. Center bottom looks like D 230-some type of symbol-13 6 Cindy Hampton-

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From: Robert Sisk

To: Digger

Subject: MASON'S PATENT NOV 30 TH 1858

Date: 24-03-2004

Hi Digger, I was reading your article about reproduction Mason's. You stated that all the reproduction China pint Mason's come with mold # 44 on the base. I am wondering if mold #44 is A valuable jar. I have one. I have had it for 35 years. It is whittled, has A ground top and A zinc lid with A BOYD'S GENUINE PORCELAIN LINED CAP. There is A 2 in the center of cap. I do not have A jar book and haven't seen any on the auction sites. ( I spent all of this years book money on Carlyn Ring & Bill Ham Bitters Bottles. ) Sorry I do not have A Photo. The color is aqua with green tint, and the TH is underlined. I don't collect jars. I am A bitters and flasks kinda guy. Thank you Digger Bob Sisk

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From: Tonya Burke tonk1969

To: Digger

Subject: Chamberlain's Hand Lotion Bottle

Date: 24-03-2004

Dear Digger, I have an old (not for sure if its antique or not) bottle that is approximately 3 1/2" tall, square shaped, with a thin neck. The lip does have the seams along the sides. It is embossed (sideways) with Chamberlain's Hand lotion 49% alcohol. That is the only markings on it. Could you please give me any information you may have on this bottle, I have searched everywhere and can not find anything close to it. Thanking You in Advance, Tonya Burke

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From: John Lunsford

To: Digger

Subject: Old Whiskey

Date: 25-03-2004

Hello, I have this exact same thing. . . Sir; Have a 1 pint bottle of Old Taylor Whiskey, 100 proof. Bottle is unopened and in its original box. IRS stamp says: Bottled Spring 1933 / Made Fall 1916. Bottom of yellow label says: The American Medicinal Spirits Company. Bottle, label and the green colored original box are all in excellent condition. What is its value? How rare is it considering it is completely intact? Please respond if I need to send more info. Thanks, Paul Can you tell me the value of this? Thanks, John Lunsford

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From: War

To: Digger

Subject: halitosine

Date: 25-03-2004

I found a bottle as I was digging in the yard to other day with Halitosine Antiseptic on it. Is there a story or is it junk. Thank You Steve

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From: Clydelle Tam

To: Digger

Subject: 1972 Ezra Brooks whiskey bottle in the shape of a beaver

Date: 25-03-2004

I acquired an Ezra Brooks whiskey bottle by Heritage China in the shape of a beaver chewing a tree down. Would you know its value

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From: Parker Benson

To: Digger

Subject: duraglas

Date: 25-03-2004

Digger, I found a green bottle, 9 1/2 " high, 11 1/2" around. At the base it says "Duraglas" in cursive writing. The bottom says: "E - 1596; 10; 4 (some insignia) 9. It is in great condition but no lid. Is it old? valuable? collectible? Thank you, Parker Benson, Georgia

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From: Paul Rego

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 25-03-2004

I would appreciate any information you could give me on a bottle I found while digging in Buzzards Bay. The bottle is about 9 inches tall, clear glass (hazy from rolling around the ocean floor I assume) it has a crown top, and is embossed with the words Whaling City Bottling Co. New Bedford Ma. 8oz thank you, Paul Rego

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From: Jason

To: Digger

Subject: benedictine

Date: 26-03-2003 I have a bottle of Benedictine AND brandy. It is a two headed bottle, limited edition, from 1960-70. I would like to know what I have and how much it might be worth. I have never seen a bottle like this before.

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From: Heather

To: Digger

Subject: Enquiry from Australia

Date: 25-03-2004

Hello Digger, Can you help me find some information on an old perfume bottle I have. Wording on the bottle is: "Eau De Cologne. no. 4711" On the bottom is embossed 'Made in U. S. of America". It is 5 inches tall. Here is a picture. . . Any information would be appreciated. Kind Regards, Heather Queensland Australia

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From: John Weidman

To: Digger

Subject: chianti rifel shaped bottle large 45 full

Date: 25-03-2004

Hi i am happy to find your sight I have a 45" bottle of Chianti that is shaped like an old type flintlock musket gun. the bottle is full and unopened. The label reads - AAA 01056429 MINISTERO DELL'AGRICOLTURA E DELLE FORESTE THE INITALLS - DOCC ( WHICH ARE INTWINED ) MODEL N 838 MODEL 1/DOCG I. P. Z. S-OFF. C. V. -ROMA 3. 00 All that appears on a pink label on the top under the cap which is sealed in Gold I was wondering if you have any information on this bottle such as the age manufactor etc. Is it still safe to drink the Chianti, and what the value might be? I found it at a garage sale in Albany NY. Any help you might be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you John

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From: Rodney

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 26-03-2004

i found this bottle on a dig in linden ca. clear in color. . . . lots of tiny bubbles. . . . . applied top embossed. . MONTECATINI SALE TAMERICI . . . . . . . . vertically. on the base a european 1 approx. 5 1/2" tall . . a

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From: Michael

To: Digger

Subject: FROM Mike about W. R. Paterson Ltd.

Date: 26-03-2004

Hello Digger. . . . I came upon your site while looking for information about a collection of decanters that I have. . . . They look like a set of encyclopedias sitting in the bookcase with pour spouts on the top. It says that they are blended and bottled in Glasgow Scotland by W. R. Paterson. They are imported into the states by James Robertson & Co. of Los Angeles, California. . They have USA tax stamps on them, but I can't find any dates on them. They hold 1/5th of a gal and they say 86 proof. They are made of pottery of some kind and are all different colours. They are all named like Spirit of Ireland 11, Spirit of England 111, Spirit of France 1V . . . . etc. The books themselves are different colours with black labels on the backbone. They look quite old. . . but I am not sure. . . . Any ideas? Tks. . . Mike

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From: Mary Sklenar

To: Digger

Subject: Haig&Haig scotch

Date: 18-03-2004

I have a bottle of Haig & Haig Pinch bottle scotch that is about 35 years old. Is it of value? Thanks!

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From: tracy

To: Digger

Subject: any ideas about this bottle

Date: 26-03-2004

hi, i found this bottle about 20 years ago, and cannot find any information about it. . . . . . any information at all would be greatful. . . . . thanks, tracy branson, mo

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From: fitzgeraldmb

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 26-03-2004

Dear Sir: I recently found an aqua colored bottle under 4ft of dirt. Below is a description of the bottle: 1. Embossed with the following "We pay for evidence convicting thieves refilling our bottles" Waco, TX , St. Louis, Mo A. M. B, CO 2. Aqua color 3. Blown in mold 4. Capital Letter A on bottom 5. Crown Top 6. Perfect condition 7. Found in St. Louis, MO several miles from the Anheuser Brewery I found the above information on your web site. . . . . I am by no means an expert but, I am very curious about the history and value. Thank your for your time. Sincerely, Mary Barbara Fitzgerald

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From: Tim O'Heron

To: Digger

Subject: two bottles

Date: 27-03-2004

Hello Digger, I have two bottles (both in exceptional condition) that I am very curious about. Both bottles (vases) have "Federal Law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle" printed on the bottom. I am interested in value and age on both. Bottle no. 1 is what I always called the "I dream of Jeannie" bottle because it has always reminded me of the tv program. The color looks clear green to me (but I am color-blind) and has been in my family since the early sixties (I'm certain of that). The seam seems to go up and over the lip. There are no knicks, stains or marks of any kind. The second bottle has blue sailing ships on one side and an embossed windmill on the other. The seem seems to stop at the lip. I'd also like to add that the corks are also exceptional. Thank you, Tim O'Heron

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From: COWBOYS5

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 27-03-2004

i have a old milk bottle from smiths dairy was wandering if u can tell me where i can find out how much its worth

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From: Lmtlove

To: Digger

Subject: ~A. L. Coleman bottle.

Date: 27-03-2004

Hi, My name is Loretta. I have an old 61/2 fl. oz. bottle. It reads A. L. Coleman. The contents of this bottle MFG by Frankfort Ky. It has a trade mark ( a C on top of a K ) It reads this bottle not to be sold. Also has a number in front of the bottom. It is G13772. Could you please explain to me about this bottle. I have another one but it is packed away and I don't know the number on it. Thank you.

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From: Tony Apb

To: Digger

Subject: hi digger bottle question

Date: 27-03-2004

hello, I believe I have a common bottle, just don't know where to find anything about it, its green, fancy squared 1" 1/4 X 3" it has Walbridge Co. Dunsmuir Cal. Cathedral Brand. Celebrated Remedy. Chief Wahoo Electric Tonic. really just would like to know anything but value (I already know its worthless lol) do you have any idea what the tonic it held purpose was? Anyways thank you for ur time. Apb75 Tony

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From: STEPH76

To: Digger

Subject: old, blue jim beam bottle need some info.

Date: 27-03-2004

Digger, Please, please tell me you can find some information on this bottle. My mother's best friend died last year. After her death my mom went into her basement and got to pick her choice of her friend's personal treasures. Among the things she picked out was an old blue Jim Beam bottle. I have looked and looked on the internet and can not find any information on it. Attached you will find a picture. I have other pictures if you think they would help. The bottom of the bottle says James B. Beam. . . . the rest of it is rubbed away. Any help you can give or link me to would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Stephanie

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From: Donna powell

To: Digger

Subject: Dr. Pepper bottle

Date: 28-03-2004

Hello, I really enjoy your website. I have found a very old Dr. Pepper bottle, embossed, clear with Pensacola, Fla. written on the side and nothing written on the bottom. I have had an antique dealer who wants to buy this bottle. I have looked in bottle books but have not found one that has nothing written on the bottom of a bottle. Could you possibly give me a price on this type of bottle so I will have some idea as to what to charge him? I would appreciate it so very much! Sincerely, Donna

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From: Carolynadams

To: Digger

Subject: Jack Daniels whisky bottle

Date: 28-03-2004

My Father has a 1776 Jim Beam whisky bottle that has President Lincoln setting in a chair, The bottle is full of White wine. He is wondering what the bottle is worth? Can you tell us what this may be worth? Carolyn Adams

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From: Angus Murray

To: Digger

Subject: 1930s bottle?

Date: 28-03-2004

Dear Digger, Can you tell me what type of bottle this is or indeed if it really is a bottle? The approximate age is 1930s. Thanks for your help. Regards Angus Murray.

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From: ALLEN OWENS

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 28-03-2004

I have an old bottle, about 4 inches in length, with SAUER'S EXTRACTS on both sides, and what appears to be S (could be a 5) with a capital A in a circle on the bottom of the glass. It does have seams from being made with a mold and is clear. Could you tell me about it, like it's age, value and what it was used for? if not could you tell me where to go to find out? -Thank you, Jen

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From: Seahag

To: Digger

Subject: DEAR DIGGER, , I HAVE A QUESTION

Date: 28-03-2004

Dear digger, i have two clear glass jugs. They are in the shape of apples. One is large and the other is small. The apple leafs are embossed or shall i say Raised. These are from my grandparents from philadelphia, pa. On the bottom of The jugs it says pat appl dfor or it may say d for. I am curious about the History and value of these jugs. Can you help or guide me? I am assuming that They are either cider jugs or apple jugs. Thanking you christine

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From: SkanDuL

To: Digger

Subject: bottle question

Date: 28-03-2004

I have a couple of old 'the globe brewery co' bottles that i found and i was wondering if u knew anything about them and the values. Also i have 2 other bottles called 'The J. F. Wiessner & Sons Brewery co baltimore md' and 'Phillips Bros Champion Bottling Works, Baltimore maryland. I have pictures if u need them. Please get back to me ASAP. Thank you - ryan

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From: Douglas L

To: Digger

Subject: antique pop bottles

Date: 29-03-2004

Hello, I am looking for bottles from the C. P. Elder pop factory in Shawnee, Ohio. I believe the era was 1900-1930 ish. Any info would be great. Doug Zuelke

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From: Scott Pedigo

To: Digger

Subject: Found Bottle

Date: 29-03-2004

I found an old bottle this weekend in the woods. After searching the internet for hours with no luck, I ran across your site and I hope you can help a little. The bottle appears to be a liquor bottle. It's clear and near the neck, these words are molded into the glass, "Federal law forbids the sale or re-sale of this bottle" On the bottom are the following: in the center inside a circle is "D699". . . . to one end and across the bottom is "69-53". . . . there is also a symbol on the bottom in a circle that I can't make out. Across the front of the bottle near the bottom are the words "HALF PINT" The neck is not threaded, so it must have been corked. It is also about an 1/8" thick. I'm sure that without a photo, it might be difficult to provide a lot of help, but if you can point me in the right direction, I would certainly appreciate it.

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From: John E. Bartley

To: Digger

Subject: Ever see one of these. . .

Date: 29-03-2004

7bb724. jpg Threaded cap on both ends with ground lips, pewter caps with like gutta percha liners, nice old wavy glass with a potstone stuck in for good measure. The big lid is a little "domed" so it won't sit upright well on that end. 4 3/4". Any guesses? -JB P. S. Any idea what an aqua Seaworth's Bitters might bring on today's market? "It has been said that the primary function of schools is to impart enough facts to make children stop asking questions. Some, with whom the schools do not succeed, become scientists. " - Knut Schmidt-Nielson John and Margie Bartley

From: John E. Bartley

To: Digger

Subject: Ever see one of these. . .

Date: 30-03-2004

How about a pocket flask? You drink out of the small end but the bigger end makes it easier to refill, esp. if you've already emptied it once. . . c6df2. jpg c6e11. jpg Threaded cap on both ends with ground lips, pewter caps with like gutta percha liners, nice old wavy glass with a potstone stuck in for good measure. The big lid is a little "domed" so it won't sit upright well on that end. 4 3/4". Any guesses? -JB P. S. Any idea what an aqua Seaworth's Bitters might bring on today's market? "It has been said that the primary function of schools is to impart enough facts to make children stop asking questions. Some, with whom the schools do not succeed, become scientists. " - Knut Schmidt-Nielson John and Margie Bartley

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From: SuicideJky

To: Digger

Subject: Hippie

Date: 29-03-2004

I have decanter about 13" tall. Label reads: Hippie 510400 13 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Collectors Bourbon By Moloney In Limited edition 8 yrs old Bottled by Maloney Distilling Co. Anchorage, Ky. And at the bottom of the decanter: Royal Enfield Porcelain Liquor Bottle 185 1968 I would appreciate any information you can give. Thank You Jose'

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From: mlyat

To: Digger

Subject: Dr Fowlers photos

Date: 29-03-2004

Here's some photos of a bottle that "walked in " to the Syracuse bottle show yesterday. It is the same Dr Fowler bottle I sent you pictures of last month only this one has wrapper, label and contents. I will try to get more detailed info as far as dates and where he was located from the owner. I still plan to get some better photos of the green J Lamppin for you soon. Take care, Mark

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From: Genesis1

To: Digger

Subject: Broken Seltzer Bottle

Date: 29-03-2004

Hello. . . I would like to inquire about a potential repair to antique seltzer bottle. I recently purchased an antique seltzer bottle with an intact metal top, one which dispenses fluids like a mechanical pump: which creates suction within the bottle through a glass, hollow rod. I accidentally dropped the bottle which left no damage to the exterior bottle but did break the glass rod within my antique bottle. Can this glass rod be replaced/repaired and if so do you do such repairs? If you do please send the appropriate information including an estimation of the cost of such repairs. Lastly. . . in order to maintain the integrity of the bottle, which is actually a gift for a dear friend, can you replace the rod with one from the same period or are replacements only completed with new glass rods? If you do not personally repair such breaks can you please refer me to a business/shop/link which can assist me in my search to repair my bottle. Thank you Clarence

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From: s-fairbanks

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 01-01-2004

Dear Mr. Digger Odell I am emailing you in regards to a bottle that my husband has. Im looking for the year and more info on it. It is flat at the end of the lip part of the bottle. Also it says Battery oil on the bottle. From lip to bottom of the bottle it is about 4 inches high. If you can send me any info on this bottle I sure would appreciate it a lot. I looked every where I could possible think of but nothing even close came to it. Thank you for all the help that you can give me Sandi

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From: Ray Simpson

To: Digger

Subject: JFK leather flask

Date: 30-03-2004

I would like to know if you could tell me anything about this flask I found inside the wall of an old house. It measures 7-1/4 in height and 4-3/4 in width with a slight curve. It is brown leather with gold stitching. The mouth is threaded metal and the cap is engraved JFK and has a cork liner. If you could find any info on age, rarity, history and/or value it would be greatly appreciated. Sorry I don't have a picture. My name is Ray ,  Thank you

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From: Fitzgerald, J. Eric {

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: Needed info on Tullamore Dew Company, Dublin Ireland

Date: 30-03-2004

Just ran across your website from a Jan 2001 posting. VERY interesting work you have. Here is a picture of what the person is looking for. Regards, J. Eric Fitzgerald

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From: Gary Wood gary.

To: Digger

Subject: poison bottle sulphuric acid

Date: 30-03-2004

Hi great site, I hope you can help me identify this bottle it is cobalt blue it is like a large test tube shape but is ribbed in good condition. It still is full of it's solution of sulphuric acid i have no idea how you open it i take it you somhow peirce the top as there is a kind of nipple type end. It still has a label as well which reads, solution of sulphuric acid poisonous not to be taken minimax ltd feltham. Also embossed minimax british patent No 233823 reg-design No703749 it measures 8" long and 3 1/2" diameter. Can you tell me any history, age and possible value of this bottle. Thanks Gary.

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From: Carol Hooper

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 30-03-2004

I found a stoneware bottle. Two-tone light brown and cream colored 8 1/2" tall. Near the bottom it's stamped or engraved grosven with a 2 below that, and below the 2 glasgow. The base is 2 3/4" wide. The top is 1 1/8" wide. Looks like it may have at one time had a wire-type stopper. Any information you can provide me with as to where it's from or when it was made would be greatly appreciated. It was found 18 feet below the surface while excavating.

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From: Budaec76

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 30-03-2004

Where could I look to find info on german liqour bottles?

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From: cynthia

To: Digger

Subject: Old Bottle

Date: 30-03-2004

Hi I live in Portland Maine. My dog dug up an white bottle, it has U. D Co on the bottom of it. It's kind of stylish. I was hoping you could tell what was in the bottle so many years ago. Thanks so much Cynthia Seeley

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From: Momo2monster

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 30-03-2004

Hi there, my grandfather has an antique bottle dated 1978 from Michter's Decantery that has never been opened and still the whiskey in it. It also has 39 stright non-losing Penn State games listed on the back of it. The games starte in 1939-1977. Could you please look up to try to find out maybe how much it is worth. I have tryed many of different sites but can not find any thing. Please let me as soon as possible . We have several others. Thank you very much

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From: Eric

To: Digger

Subject: atwoods quinine tonic bitters

Date: 31-03-2004

Hi Digger, I've done a bit of research on this and have found some info but can't seam to find out much on price. I don't have a lot of money to but a bunch of price guides to find out if it's listed or not. My last guide was Selari 1975 for $40-$50. I did see Dr. Cannon list it as scarce in the Feb 2004

AB&GC article (76-150 specimens known). It has some stain and opalescence and a couple very small scratches for accuracy. Any Ideas? Thanks, Eric  

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From: Lonnie

To: Digger

Subject: glass stopper on bottle-duraglas

Date: 31-03-2004

Digger, I have always been intrigued with the old bottles we found in an old barn. . . such as the one I am sending attachment with picture of bottle that has a cork liner at the top and glass stopper that fits in it, as well as legible markings on bottom. Any info would be fun to tell when I show it to guests. Rhonda

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From: Frank Gault

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Sureseal Pickle?

Date: 31-03-2004

Digger, A friend has this pickle bottle, which if authentic should be worth a lot, from what I can determine. Everyone knowledgeable says it must be a fake, but they also want it & won't say what it's really worth. I'd sure like to hear your input on it. I've supplied three pics. It's a light rose color, about 13" tall, and has a parrot & foliage embossed on it. Ground top, and it does have 2 dinks on inner lip of lid, presumably tong marks from fishing pickles out? I understand that there are fakes out there, and I'd like to know any points that would help me determine if this is the genuine article. If it's a fake, it must either be such a good one, or valuable despite the fact, because collectors go nuts over this pickle? Any ideas? Thanks, Frank

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From: A & D Olmsted

To: Digger

Subject: a bottle of course

Date: 31-03-2004

Hi, I have a bottle that I've been trying to find info on and haven't had any luck with websites or anything. Wondering if you can help. It's a pale green tinted 11 1/2" glass bottle with a seam that runs from the bottom to just below the lip. There is a stamp on the bottom that looks like a smiling devil with horns, lobster like claws, a collared cape, a knife? in his right claw and waving with his left. There is a chunky number 7 to his left and the word Pluto is under him. Do you know anything about it?? Thanks! Dawn in Alaska

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