March 2005 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2000

From: Steve Herres

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: McCormic Whisky Bottle

Date: 01-03-2005

 Digger My name is Steve Herres, I have found a small whisky Jug, it is about 7" tall, cream colored with a brown top and cork' It is form McCormick Distilling Co, Weston MO. Lettering form top, Aged in the Hills, Platte Valley, since 1856 100 proof, 4/5 qt, Straight Corn Whiskey, Bottled by McCormick Distilling Co. Weston, MO On back side- Federal law forbids the sale or reuse of this container Numbering on the bottom, 135-53 11-D-16 I would like to know what ever you can tell me about this bottle. Thank You Steve Herres 

Steve, I get many many questions about McCormick collectibles. Here is a link to the questions on this site. http://www.google.com/search?q=mccormick+site:bottlebooks.com&hl=en&lr=&start=20&sa=N
Your jug is fairly new and not very valuable.  I found 4 for sale on eBay just now.  None of them were selling, two had only one hour left opening bids were $9.99 and $4.99. 

 

For a more valuable collectible see the question below. Digger

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From: kris weaver

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sam A. Landau jug

Date: 01-03-2005

 Hello, I came across your website and I have an old jug that I would like for you to look at. I bought it the other day at a flea market because I started collecting jugs and old crocks. I don't know anything about the name but I think it may have some history to it. I would like to know about how old it is and if it was used for whiskey, vinegar, or anything else. If you find out anything or already know something please let me know. Thank you K. Weaver --------------------------------- Attachments: MVC-005F.JPG MVC-004F.JPG MVC-003F.JPG

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From: GAcaddy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: weighted solid brass bottles

Date: 28-02-2005

 These bottles seem similar to one of the emails posted on you site that read as follows: From Paul Edelen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dug bottles

Date: 26-04-2004 Hi, These were dug up near Valley Forge, PA. They are about 2 1/2 inches high, with a hexagonal shape. The mouth is not perfectly round and the mouth thickness is not uniform. There are no apparent markings in the base. The attached photo is probably more helpful than my description. I am interested in their value. I was told they were medicine bottles used during the Revolutionary War. If so, they must have been individual vials--they wouldn't hold much. Who might I contact who would be interested in them? Best regards, Paul Edelen The bottles I have are very tiny approx. 2 to 2 and 1/2 inches they are perfectly machined smooth shaped like a bowling pin. The caps screw on, but the threading is very short. The depth of the actual vessel is maybe 1/4 of an inch, the rest of the bottle is solid brass, the weight is I'd say almost 2 oz.. Quite weighty for such tiny little bottles. I would like to know what they could possibly be. I have no picture to send, just this description. The bottom is flat, and there are absolutely no markings. If you have any thoughts, or a point of reference, I would appreciate it. I'm thinking that they possibly where used to carry some kind of poison, or opium, or powder. Appreciate your time. Gerald F Ackerman

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From: Steve Pasco.

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Large round blue poison bottle w/glass stopper, funnel, and etched lettering.

Date: 01-03-2005

 Thanks! My parents purchased it at an estate auction (antique sale), around 1970. Had it ever since. Love it, but never saw another one like it. We just always thought it was really odd, good, and old. After closer look, you are right Etching is paint, because glass is blue throughout. I should have known. Sorry. Lip of funnel is ground and smooth polished, stopper is ground as is the opening for the stopper. Oddly enough, I took the picture to show the bottom without tailing, I'm glad you noticed that it has virtually no wear, thus thinking it is new or repo. My parents had a very large antique and pharmaceutical collection. we had many diamond shaped and other, some with product still in them. Thanks again Steve -----

From: Digger [ :jaok20@bottlebooks.com]

Monday, February 28, 2005

To: Steve Pasco

Subject: Re: Large round blue poison bottle w/glass stopper, funnel, and etched lettering. age-possibly new at least 1940+ maybe3 much newer like a few years ago value...tough I am suspicious about the bottle It might be a repro so product is not in question It is not an American form. You say etched but it looks painted from the pix I also see no wear on the base which makes me think it is new. It's different! Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

From: "Steve Pasco" steve.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2005

 8:31 PM

Subject: Large round blue poison bottle w/glass stopper, funnel, and etched lettering. Hello Digger, Short and sweet, age, value, type of product, and who might have made it. its 9" high and 3" across, smooth bottom, and in perfect condition. If these are not readily known, please let me know. thanks Steve

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From: Mart & Lori Hogan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Small Ball jar?

Date: 01-03-2005

 Digger, I have a small clear Ball canning jar that is 2 3/4 inches tall and 1 1/2 inches across the bottom, it also has a zinc lid and red rubber for sealing just like all other old canning jars. The front of the jar just says Ball perfect MASON on it. I have not been able to find anyone who seems to know anything about it. My mother in-law was quite a collector, someone give her several of these little jars and told her they thought they might be what they called sampler jars that the salesmen carried with them to show the stores. If you know anything of them please let me know. Thank you,

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From: KWildt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question on Bottle Search

Date: 01-03-2005

 Hello, I am searching for an old clear glass apothecary jar (20" or so high) The body looks like a "snowman" or stacked spheres. The neck is simple/ cylinder. Any ideas where I can purchase such a bottle? Or do you have any ideas-on what this type of bottle was used for- so I can do a better seach?

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From: selleraaa

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wheaton bottle

Date: 01-03-2005

 Hi, I picked up a bottle which is blue in color and reminds me of a maple syrup house I had seen years ago. The chimney on the bottle is actually opened at the top and appears to be a bank for pocket change. On the bottle itself on the front is written T.C. Wheaton Co. FLINT GLASS Manufacturers Founded 1888 It has the two large barn doors next to this writing. On the bottom of the bottle is written Wheaton, N.J. I picked this bottle up about 15 years ago, but haven't been able to ID it. Any information you could give me regarding this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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From: Josh Rodgers _

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: crown royal

Date: 01-03-2005

 I'm looking for a price on a bottle of crown royal that still has the whisky in it and is unopened still has the tape that goes over the lid of the bottle it was bottled in 1974 I would like a price on it if u know please thanks joshua rodgers

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From: Linda Burger

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: moonshine jugs and leather wild turkey

Date: 01-03-2005

 Hi Digger, I have old milk bottles, painted, from Johnstown, PA, Punxsutawney, PA, Indiana PA, and Mucuncie PA. They have the name of the dairy on them. I also have half pint glass milk bottles and a glass creamer (tiny bottle) from Marion Center Creamery, Indiana Pa painted on it. I have a leather bound turkey jug that contained Wild Turkey. The jug stands about 15 inches and has a sticker on the bottom stating it's made in Italy. I'm not sure what info to give you. I'm trying to be brief but descriptive. I have two old moonshine jugs and I have 2 medicine bottles. 1. Brown or amber with a metal screw on lid and a Gold label. It says Glovers Imperial Sarcoptic Mange Medicine. Also an effective hair application". There's more words on the label. The sides of the bottle have H. Clay Glover Co. Inc. New York, NY imprinted on them. 2. clear bottle ... on one side says Dr. Peter's Kuriko. The other side says Made by Dr. P. Fahrney, Chicago Ill. USA on it. The words are imprinted in the glass. I have a brown whiskey bottle too. Shaped like the bowling pin. The pontil goes up as high as the curve on the bottle then stops. It's imprinted with Ferdinand Westeheimer & Sons, Kentucky Whiskies, Cincinnati on it in writing (not printed). All of my bottles are in great condition, no chips or stains. I have one other, a painted soda bottle of MA's Old Fashion, C 1944, It says the kind that mother used to make. Bottled by Old Fashion Inc. Wilkesbarre, Pa by Flecks Beverage Co. Punxsutawney Pa. I hope you can tell me something about the aforementioned bottles. It would be appreciated. Thanks, Lyn Attachments

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From: Wilbur and Jill Reichert

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Kellogg's & Sons Linseed oil container

Date: 01-03-2005

 We have a 5 Gallon metal container that is square and once contained improved boiled inedible linseed oil. Is it possible to tell the age or value? I know they ran plants form the 1820's until probably the 40's. It has a black label with gold lettering painted 4 sides of the container. Thanks

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From: jen jen4preferred

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: baseball player whiskey holder

Date: 01-03-2005

 hello, and thanks for your help , I have a 1963 Frankfort distillers company, Chicago,Illinois,USA, ceramic baseball player standing with a place for a liquor bottle holder beside of it, I bought it at a local auction, just wondering what you think??? thanks Jen

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From: Bidwell, Nathan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle question

Date: 02-03-2005

 Hi Digger. I'm Nate Bidwell. I have found an old aqua colored bottle with the name of a medicinal Co. ( F.C. Sturtevant Co.) on one side it says Hartford, Conn. It's about 7 inches tall, and in very good shape. It has a glass stopper at the opening. I was wondering what it might be worth, it's age and what might have been in it. There is no label. Thanks so much! Nate

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From: Craig Fahr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 02-03-2005

 not sure this is considered a bottle although it is made of clesr glass. it is a unique design and was used as a mouse exterminator. on the bottle it reads MOUSE EXTERMINATOR MFG SOLD BY N. J. WIGGINTON WINCHESTER,VA.PAT.JULY 30,1918. can not find anything about this piece hope you can help with information an value thank you

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From: Aumic, Lorraine (OTDA)

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Two old brown bottles

Date: 02-03-2005

 I'm wondering if you would know anything about two dark brown no neck brown bottles marked D Lake which are at least 45 years old? My dad purchased them 45 years ago or more and they are still in the family. I didn't see any marks or imprints and they appear like more of a jug than a bottle. Lorraine Melody Aumic

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To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: 3 bottle joined together

From: "Dennis Duncan"

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2005

 12:33 PM

Subject: 3 bottle joined together HELLO, I have a 3 bottle joined together and used by John Wile & sons. The 3 bottles are sealed and each full with Garnier, One is golden (liqueur d'or), another is emerald ( crème de menthe) and the last is brown.(liqueur abricotine). Do you know of anything like this and value. I will have a picture made if this is of any interest. Dennis Duncan 920.451.9288 Sheboygan, Wi HELLO, I have a 3 bottle joined together and used by John Wile & sons. The 3 bottles are sealed and each full with Garnier, One is golden (liqueur d'or), another is emerald ( creme de menthe) and the last is brown. (liqueur abricotine). Do you know of anything like this and value. I will have a picture made if this is of any interest. Dennis Duncan Sheboygan, Wi ,

Digger wrote: I'd be interested in a picture if the bottle does not have a screw top. The type of bottle is called a gemel and they are not rare..but I have not seen this particular one. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com  Digger

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From: David and Pam Hynes

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Photo 009;Photo 014

Date: 02-03-2005

 there are numbers on bottom r 109 r10 ugb what do you think---smells like liniment Photo 

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From: mcarpenterwspring

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Webb's Double Soda Bottle

Date: 02-03-2005

 Hi Digger, I have an aqua green round bottom ballast bottle embossed; 'WEBB'S DOUBLE SODA AND OTHER WATERS TO HER MAJESTY ISLINGTON LONDON Found on a wreck in St. Thomas 40 years ago. Any idea of its age and value? Thanks, Mark

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From: Beldocgirl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 02-03-2005

 Hi Digger, I found a Hoyts Nickel Bottle, very small, How much is it worth. also a bottle pale green or aqua, 5 3/4 inches tall, resembles an old medicine bottle \about a two inch neck, with the letters on the bottom C G W, almost look hand drawn only markings I can find, wondered if it was Campbell Glass Works, 1884 - 1885, West Berkley, Ca. How much is it worth. help. and thanks, Diane Shaw

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From: Marc J. LeClere marc_leclere

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Texas Wonder

Date: 02-03-2005

 Hi Digger, I have read your write up about 'Texas Wonder' at http://www.bottlebooks.com /a_texas_wonder.htm and I am 'wondering' if you know anything more about E. W. Hall or if any of your books make mention of him. Do you own any of the Texas Wonder bottles or have any for sale? Old EW was the husband of my wife's great-grandaunt so I have an interest in him. I am an amateur genealogist and your job/hobby looks rather obsessive - which means that I would probably find it rather interesting myself. Best regards, Marc ===== Marc J. LeClere Ph.D.

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From: Twiztedfate05wmconnect

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hi,..i have a question about a bottle I have

Date: 02-03-2005

 the bottle is a whiskey bottle.. its about 6in. high round and clear... it has a label which says HornBrook Whiskey. R.P. Webb Co. Monroe La. its a cork top bottle, has a seam on the sides of it but doesn't go all the way to the top. you can feel the letters on the label when you run your fingers across it, it says on the label GUARANTEED BY R.P. WEBB CO UNDER THE NATIONAL PURE FOOD LAWS If you have any information. Please let me know,. I would like to know the age of the bottle.. thanks,, John..

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From: Gtrail484

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jumbo peanut butter lid

Date: 02-03-2005

 Hi, I recently bought a jumbo peanut butter jar at a yard sale and it has a paper label covering the lid. Did they ever make lids with paper labels on them and if they did how can you tell if it's a fake? I just gave a couple of dollars for it so you won't hurt my feelings by telling me its a fake . I want to put it E-bay but need to find out if its a copy of a lid and then pasted to another lid. Thanks

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From: gy6

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Your wonderful name ?

Date: 03-03-2005

 Hello, I am a collector of old radio shows. The "Life of Riley" stared William Bendix. He had regular "helping" visits from "Digger Odell" who answered his questions sincerely and helpful (but the audience screamed with laughter with the "pun like" answers which just made that show. It was a clean and entertaining and helpful comedy of everyday situations of "life of the 1940's". Thank you for carrying "him" on. I never forgot him and his helpful wisdom. I kinda do the same "pun like" comedy in my everyday things. I loved a radio show Called, " Bobby Benson and the B Bar B Riders " His foreman on the B Bar B ranch's name was: Windy Wales (Played by; Donn Knotts) In "pun like" fashion, (because Windy talked up a lot of wind) I call my small business " Windy Sales" (home power gas and electricity producing Wind Mills) I love your web site. It is helpful, entertaining and I love the name! Brings back "Good" memories Sincerely, Gary W Snyder

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 From: Junemcguigan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cannington shaw & co

Date: 03-03-2005

 hi digger, my mum has located a couple of bottles in her barn. they are embossed with cannington shaw & co makers st helens. on the front of the bottle it has coulthards limited radcliffe also embossed, and a triangle containing 15 bottles and the words 'trade mark' embossed inside the triangle. the bottle is light blue/green in colour and approximately 8 inches high it has marble stopper inside the neck there is also a number stamped in the base it reads as 1170 thank you for your time and look forward to hearing from you regards ms v.mcguigan

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From: Maxpowerpaul

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BLUE POISON BOTTLE

Date: 03-03-2005

 Dear sir, I have a blue poison bottle in my collection it is 9 inches tall 9 and a half inches round the bottle. The bottle is ribbed on the front with the letters saying poison going diagonal on the front of the bottle with the letter P starting at the bottom left of the bottle which are raised. It is not ribbed on the back of the bottle. The base of the bottle has a stamp that says B & Co LTD 1631 with the letter K in the middle of the base, it is in A1 condition. I would be grateful if you get back to me with a value for it. Thank you. PAUL.

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From: Rustybgudwmct

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: more info

Date: 03-03-2005

 I recently e mailed you about 1807 cork bottle with the profile of Robert E Lee on the front. I also found out it involves the Wheaton bottle co in new jersey. on the back is the rebel confederate flag. on the back is the words grayfox gentlemen soldiers. edition series 2, 69w on bottom.

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From: amy leek amyleek0101

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Vino santo wine bottles?

Date: 03-03-2005

 I have three Vino Santo white wine bottles that I'm interested in learning more about. Each bottle constitutes a ceramic head with a handle. One bottle appears to be an Arabian because he has a tunic around his head and a bushy beard. One bottles face looks like an farmer/hobo man with a pipe and a brown hat. The last one appears to be Napolean. The bottom of each bottle reads, "Made Italy Collectors Item Vento Wine Cleveland Ohio." Thank you so much for your time. ---Amy

I get lots of questions about these modern bottles.  Here's the story Vento Bottles

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From: Mark DeMire DEMIREpeople

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Brown medicine bottle with glass stopper

Date: 03-03-2005

 Dear Digger, I have a brown medicine bottle with a glass stopper attached to it by a string. On the bottom of the bottle it reads T.C.W. Co. U.S.A. 2. Is this bottle a collectible item. What is it worth.?

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From: Bob iambobdreamscape

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 03-03-2005

 Forest Floor I have found (at auction) 3 JW WYETH cobalt blue bottles, two with what seems to be a loose cap. Are they old? Worth anything? Bob Fields p.s. I have bought bottles and books from you; iambob32 on ebay Bob

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From: Cheryl Rucker babycat1cfl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: grapette bottle

Date: 03-03-2005

 I would like the value of my 1953 elephant grapette bottle in about excellent condition. Signed: Cheryl R

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From: Jeffrey Ertel jertelutah.gov

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 03-03-2005

 I have a Cochrane Co. bottle, says Belfast on side. Dug it up in the 70s in old mining area. Is opaque , light green tint, double paned looking. Do you have any information on something like this?

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From: jeff c fastnfun2000

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help with bottle

Date: 04-03-2005

 Digger, Hello I ran across your site while I was looking for information on a odd shaped bottle that I have had for sometime. I was wondering if you could help me out on it? I have attached a few pics because I really don't know how to start to describe the shape of it, however it 7-1/2" tall,3-3/4" wide, the flared part of the top is 2" with a opening for the cork of about 5/8" the bottom appears to have a pontle or some type of upward indentation, I also noticed there is a small bb size bubble in the glass close to the bottom and it's very heavy for it's size. Thanks Jeff p.s forgot to mention that it's clear in color I filled it with colored water to try to show the shape
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From: raymond smith rsmith73twcny

To: Jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: durkee bottle

Date: 04-03-2005

 We found this bottle. The bottom reads ER Durkee & Co NY the face of the base reads ERD&Co PAT.D FEB 17 1874 The bottle is in the shape of a hexagon and greenish in color. 13 ribs from bottom to top 7 3/4" tall Can you tell us anything about this bottle? Your files are attached and ready to send with this message. Attachments: durkee bottle.lnk

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From: Jumc1942

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle found in Texas

Date: 04-03-2005

 Hi Digger, I found a clear bottle about 7 1/2" tall w/rounded back and 3-sided front that says: Price Booker MFG Co. Houston, TEX. and an etched diamond w/a capital I on the bottom w/a "I think" a 1 off the side to the rgt. It also has a fairly wide mouth 1 1/4". It looks to have some opalescent-like residue on the inside part of the bottle. Can you help me figure out how old it is and what it was used for? I found a San Antonio site w/ the PB MFG Co. logo and it was a cucumber salting station. Thanks, Melodie

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From: nice-things.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04-03-2005

 Dear Sir/Madam, I saw your website and wondered if you could help me to identify this very large green bottle I have. I know nothing about it,other than it may have been for carrying wine on boats. The bottle is 22 inches high,and 57 inches in diameter. It's neck is 5 inches high and 10 inches diameter. It is moulded in two halves and is a lovely dark green nearly black colour. It has a screw top. I have included some photo's for you. I would like to know how old it is,what it was used for,and is it original.I would also be very grateful if you could give me some sort of idea on it's value. Yours Sincerely Serina Leeanne Attachments: DSCF0033.JPG DSCF0036.JPG DSCF0037.JPG DSCF0032.JPG

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From: dt nagy dtnagysasktel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: mini whiskey bottle

Date: 04-03-2005

 To Digger I have a mini whiskey bottle Canadian club never opened the seal on the top says 2635016 1962 hiram walker, also stamped on the bottle is state of Florida just wondering if it was worth anything thanks so much

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From: Linda Morris lmm003

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 04-03-2005

 My husband dug up a brown quart bottle that says :Green & Clark Missouri Cidar Req'd. August 27, 1878. I have not seen the bottle yet, in person, but he says it's in good condition. Can you give me some ideas? I have only found it on the internet one time and it was listed in a Hall of Fame of bottles. Linda Morris "Success consists of getting up once oftener than you fall down." ME (anonymous)

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From: Adam Buttsniff fierce_penis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: liquozone

Date: 04-03-2005

 hey just found your site and really hope you can help me! iv got a brown bottle which says liquozone, british liquozone co. ltd, london e.c. made in u.s.a. all in embossed letters. I just wanted a bit of info on it and an idea on if it is worth anything? also iv got a cartons hp sauce sauce bottle with embossed letters too any ideas on that? id be very grateful

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From: Emma4220

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Codd Bottles

Date: 04-03-2005

 Could you help me find out about prices for Codd Bottles I belive we have a couple by swchepps (sorry about the spelling)but any information would be great. Many Thanks Emma

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From: Jackie Castleman moosnews

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Lutted's

Date: 04-03-2005

 Hello, We have an amber colored, log cabin shaped, covered glass container that says, "Lutted's S.P. Cough Drops" on the roof. Is it a reproduction? Were the old ones ever in amber color? Thank you very much, Jackie Castleman !

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From: Linda Morris

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005

 1:00 PM

Subject: Bottle Question My husband dug up a brown quart bottle that says :Green & Clark Missouri Cidar Req'd. August 27, 1878. I have not seen the bottle yet, in person, but he says it's in good condition. Can you give me some ideas? I have only found it on the internet one time and it was listed in a Hall of Fame of bottles. Linda Morris "Success consists of getting up once oftener than you fall down." ME (anonymous)

From: Digger

To: Linda Morris

Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005

 4:43 PM

Subject: Re: Bottle Question Depends...quart would be unusual with date could be good. I have not seen one...I'd guess. $200-400 but that is just a guess, Send a pix when you can Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger ----- Original Message -----

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From: spallone spalloneinfoblvd

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 04-03-2005

 Dear Sir: Years ago, my father and I would dig for old bottles; we came across a bottle in the shape of a fat man with a man's face embossed on it. The man has a wide smile and has a monocle on right eye; he is wearing a bow tie and collar to a suit(?) There are outlines to his arms. Interestingly, the bottle can be tilted in two different positions. It is a screw top, but no lid was found. For years I thought it was a Mr. Peanut jar, but now think differently. Perhaps a candy jar? Can you provide me with any clues as to what this bottle was used for? Thank You. Cindy

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From: Roger Disotell rogerdisotell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pics

Date: 04-03-2005

 sorry dont do this very often please let me know what you think, or if you cant see them ssg disotell 

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From: Whiteside0317

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: PLEASE GIVE ME SOME INFO ON A BOTTLE WE FOUND WHILE DIGGING A HOLE

Date: 04-03-2005

 HI I WAS WONDERING IF YOU CAN TELL ME SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BLUE LITTLE BOTTLE I FOUND. ITS SAYS: BROMO SELTZER ON TOP THEN EMERSON DRUG COMPANY THEN BALTIMORE AND THAT IS ALL IT SAYS, IT HAS NO TOP THOUGH, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE MAYBE A CORK SCREW WOULD have BEEN ON TOP. LOOKS VERY OLD TO ME AND I WAS SO EXCITED WHEN I FOUND IT. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU FIND OUT. THANK YOU. BERNADETTE

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From: Jackie jackie8shaw

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 05-03-2005

 Hi Digger, I bought an old bottle in a second hand store and am curious as to it's age, purpose, worth-won't hold you it against you! It's is 12 1/4 " ln heighth,3/4" opening, dark green corked? would appreciate info if you have time? excellent web site thanks Frank 

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From: Rustybgudwmconnect

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1807

Date: 04-03-2005

 hey its called a figural liquor decanters. it has a profile of general robert e lee on the front with the dates 1807 and 1870. its a 2nd edition series from wheaton bottle co in new jersey.

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From: Toni Williams tandd8181

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Lionstone Collection

Date: 05-03-2005

 Hi: I sure hope you can help me out a little. My sisters and I have inherited several Lionstone Decanters and we are trying to match up the bottles with the series. I have the original case from Lionstone Distilleries with the notation Series #2 and included in that series were: Country Doctor, Jesse James, Circuit Riding Judge, Riverboat Captain, The Sodbuster and Railroad Engineer. I am assuming that these 6 bottles complete the Series#2 set right? Next, I have The Cowboy, Cavalry Scout and Gentlemen Gambler. I would like to know what series this is and what other bottles, if any, go with this series. Then, I have 3 bottles that have Original Bitteroot Sculptored Porcelain on the bottom and they appear to be a little larger at the base. I have Frontiersman, Renegade Trader and Belly Robber. Once again, I would like to know what series this is and what, if any, other bottles go with this. I think between my two sisters and myself, we have all of the bottles that go to these series but we just don't know what bottles go with what series. I know this is asking alot, but my father passed away and left us with a large, never been opened, mint liquor collection and we are trying to keep it all together. Thank you very much for any help you can give me. Sincerely, Toni Williams
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From: troy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 04-03-2004 heya Digger, I came across a mini bottle of Beam's 86 brand blended whiskey, clear springs distilling co. I have searched the net all morning to find any info on it.. Can u tell me anything about it? Thx Carl T. Salava

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From: stan kukovich stanbo1957

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Smile bottle

Date: 05-03-2005

 I have a large smile bottle dated july 11 1922, embossed and it is clear. I guess it would be called cut glass, I don't know. It also says 1 Gal. Could you tell me anything about it. ? Thanks, Stan
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From: James Dawson dawsonj001hawaii

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Seagram 7 bottle

Date: 05-03-2005

 Hi, My dad has a what I think is a 1/4pint bottle of seagram 7, I don't have a picture, I just want to know how old is this bottle, He got it from my Grandmother, to him a long time ago, my dad can't remember when. Jimmy Dawson

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From: John M Sabich shazam3737sbc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about value?

Date: 05-03-2005

 I came across three un opened bottles still in the boxes that look like they are from the 40's.Do these have any collectors value? Thanks for your time. jay

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From: MyPlum340

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 05-03-2005

 recently bought an old farm dated back to the 1700's. my husband found a bottle in the mud. I am sure it is not that old but would still like info on it if you have any. it is clear, about 4 1/2" high, the top is 2 1/2" around and on the bottom is Bowker's Pyrox Poison, there are also numbers on the bottom. they are 670 and then there is a 4 underneath that. would you know anything about it. thank you, lucia zobnowski 

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From: Hans0n6

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle of Wine

Date: 05-03-2005

 The botttle is brown (Copperish)in color, approx. 8 to 9 inches tall. It is heart shaped with Paul Mason logo on the bottom of the bottle. Nothing on sides , no paper on bottle at all. The stem is very short and the mouth is rounded . It is corked. Could you let me know the value and when it was bottled. Gary Hanson. Thank You Very Much!!!!

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From: lorie l stankiewiz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: WHAT IS IT ? OR WHAT IS IT NOT?

Date: 06-03-2005

 Digger, I recently purchased this bottle its almost olive amber in color and seems to have a glass tipped pontil No other markings Thanks so much for your time. Lorie Attachments: 100_0058.JPG 100_0060.JPG 100_0063.JPG 100_0064.JPG

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From: We B Good

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 06-03-2005

 Actually, it?s a label question. I recently came across what appears to be a portion of a label (pressed board, not paper) in my house (about 170 years old). It appears to be the back of a small box, and I?m trying to find out exactly what it was for. It?s 2½? tall, yellow with black outline and black text that reads (in all caps): _OR DISORDERS OF STOMACH, LIVER AND BOWELS, LOSS OF APPETITE, BAD BREATH, BELCHING, HEARTBURN, INDIGESTION, DYSPEPSIA, SICK HEADACHE, COSTIVE- NESS, BILIOUSNESS, HEADACHE, CHRONIC CONSTIPATION, BLUES, NERVOUSNESS, DESPONDENCY. Do you have any idea what this might have been, how old it is, or where I might be able to find out? Sincerely, Mike Good Boonsboro, Maryland

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From: Ann Gugler .au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Heinz jar

Date: 06-03-2005

 Hi Digger, I live in Canberra, Australia and have been working on a camp site where men building the city in the 1920s lived. I have dug up two Heinz jars that are of the type that contained horseradish. They are around 5 and half inches tall, clear glass. Stamped on the base of each is HJ HEINZ CO 151 PATd. Can you give some idea of the age of the bottles. On the front of the bottle near the base is 5. I have attached a file that has a photograph of the bottle (on the left). Thank you, Ann Gugler Date: 3/4/05

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From: Brad Webster

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jasc Paint Shop Photo Album images

Date: 06-03-2005

 Hi Digger, I came across your site and am hoping you can help me. I am attaching pictures of a bottle that has been handed down in my family and a picture of a small bottling works that my great grandfather and grandfather ran (Shown in front of store). This was located in rural Arkansas. It was called the Glenwood Bottling works. The Bottle is about 7" high, clear glass. It has an embossed band around the upper middle which reads "Glenwood Bottling Co." It has an embossed round shield on the front with the statue of liberty and the slogan "Icon of Purity". On the bottom it says "GLENWOOD ARK." Embossed around the base are the words "Contents 8 fl OZS." The opening in the top is about the same size as a modern soft drink bottle (although thicker glass). The mold seam does continue through the lip of the bottle. After looking at your page I believe it to be machine made and not terribly valuable, but any information you can give me about either the bottle or if possible the bottling works would be treasured as family history. Thank you, Brad Webster ----- 

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From: Carl Hirst 2003.co.uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Advice needed

Date: 06-03-2005

Hi, I have recently acquired a cobalt blue glass marble stoppered pop bottle and am having trouble finding much out about it. the markings on the front are H Chapman scarborough and the markings on the back are J Kilner and sons makers Wakefield I have seen an almost Identical bottle in an antiques book but the book is fourteen years old If you can give me any help or guidance that would be appreciated carl

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From: Treadhead88

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old I. V. Bottle ?? .....Help

Date: 06-03-2005

 Hi Digger, I found his bottle in a field under some bushes about 4 years ago. It is square with rounded corners and rounds off at the bottom. It is embossed on two sides with "cc" markings, one side for dispensing and one side for filling, one side has an embossed rectangle where you would put a label, and one side is devoid of anything. the bottom is embossed with "Hospital Liquids, Inc." then under that is "1845" than under that on the left side is "12" then in the center is some type of symbol then on the right side is "9". The top has a rubber plug in it with two holes for "straws", one straw is still in the hole and is reaching almost to the bottom of the bottle and is glass !! the other hole appears to be empty. holding in the plug is a metal screw on top with the center removed to allow for the "straws" to be accessed. The bottle is 11 1/4 inches from top to bottom. I know nothing about old bottles and hope you can shed some light on this one for me. Thank you for any help, Brian Panzer

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From: OBGyn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: re: bottle

Date: 06-03-2005

 Hello, I was wondering if you could help me identify or give me a web site I can use to identify a part of a bottle I found washed up on the Jersey shore last week. I don't think its old, just curious as to what kind of bottle it was. It is cobalt blue, with 8 sides. The bottom says: design pat. 87401 bottle made in USA any info. you provide would be helpful. thanks, bertha grieco

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From: mtriay mtriayaug

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: st augustine bottles

Date: 06-03-2005

 Digger, I have a partial set of of bottles made for st augustine florida to commemorate the US bicentennial. Do you have any information on these type of bottles and where I may find others to complete the set. Thank You, Fred.

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From: tewhite

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: uh, an old bottle...

Date: 06-03-2005

 Digger: My family just celebrated my father's 100th birthday (he, having died thirteen years ago, didn't make an appearance; at least, I didn't see him) and, having recently celebrated what would have been my mother's 90th birthday by sending e-mails with recollections, we celebrated with a lot of stories about my father. My oldest niece told how she used to look in my father's medicine cabinet (she's not sure why she took that liberty...) and, bypassing the 200 year old (and still potent!) bottle of Sloane's liniment, went for the 'Jennie' bottle which she thinks held bay rum. She said she pestered my father about giving it to her for years, and was astounded when he finally broke down and gave it to her (at her high school graduation). Anyway, she/we wondered what the bottle was really for, how old it was, etc. I've asked her about markings on the bottle, but she hasn't gotten back to me with any info yet. Was googling around, looking for possible clues, and found your site. Looks pretty interesting, and I'll send my niece the link and let her search around. A partial picture of the bottle is attached. The word "Jennie' is under the picture of the woman, thus the name. Any information you might provide would be appreciated. By the way, my father was born and lived all his life in Portland, Oregon, if that makes much of a difference on what the provenance of the bottle might be. Tom White tewhite 

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From: Carol Haven

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found a bottle whats the value?

Date: 06-03-2005

 please reply to : amberlees_25 Hello, recently I found a bottle its a pretty dark olive greenish color (i think) on the bottom it has the logo e&j BURKE with a picture of a cat? or fox or something... it has bubbles in the glass. could you give me some info on this bottle like price etc... thanks , Amber and Levi  thanks.wav

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From: GINPAL

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: leather elephant wine bottle

Date: 06-03-2005

 Hi! I have a bottle of wine shaped like a donkey (democrat). It is covered with leather and form fits the bottle. It is 13 1/2" high. It is Vento Vin Santo White Table Wine. Bottled by Gabriele Borghini Fu C - Certaldo - Italia. Sole USA agents Vento Wine Import/Inc. Cleveland, Ohio I am looking for the Elephant bottle (Republican). Do you have any ideas? Thank you, Ginny

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From: kenny irwin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: isit woth anything

Date: 06-03-2005

 I have a set of owls that are whiskey bottles they are empty jimmy bean is the brand I cant find a date please get back to me thank you sir.

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From: ClaytorHouse

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about a soda display bottle

Date: 06-03-2005

 Mr.Digger, My name is Jesse and I came across a coca-cola company squeeze bottle that I cannot find any information about it is a 10 fl oz glass bottle with the white and red label but the bottom half of the bottle is formed as if someone had squeezed it..... I was told it was part of a display coca-cola had for squeeze soda where the bottle was in the hand of the display like it was squeezing the bottle but that’s all anyone can tell me I cant find anything say that says if it is true or false so I was wondering if you might have any info about the bottle and/or the display any information would be greatly appreciated Thank You Jesse

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From: Burdsnest

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle of unknown orgin....PLEASE HELP.

Date: 06-03-2005

 Hi Digger, I have recently acquired a bottle that I am unsure of. It is about 11 3/4 inches tall and 3 inches across the base. It is rectangular with various ornamental designs. The seam is faint but appears to go all the way to the top. There are some air bubbles and the glass appears thicker in some sections. The only wording is on the bottom, it says Made in Spain and the square stamp that appears to have been used is slightly crooked. I original thought that the bottle was purple in color, but the tint seems to have come off in some places. The glass appears clear underneath. It is an aesthetically appealing bottle. I just don't know if it is worth anything, or considered rare. Thanks for any info you can give. Victoria

 

Gift shop or Pier I modern reproduction (or fantasy bottle).  No real value to bottle collectors.  Digger

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From: BECKY BROWN

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rawleigh's Trademark

Date: 06-03-2005

 I found two bottles in an old dumping spot on our property. One of the bottles had a number "6" on the bottom. Both had "Rawleigh's Trademark" and "Bottle Made in USA". The other bottle did not have anything on the bottom. They appeared to have once had a cork inside it, because the top did not have grooves for a screw on type lid. I would like to know if they are worth any thing, what was in it and what year it was manufactured. They are both rectangle shaped bottles. Thanks for your help! Becky Brown

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From: Robert Gaffin rgaffin1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question

Date: 06-03-2005

 Hello I have an old Big Tom Bourbon Whiskey Bottled by HilMar EhRmann & Co. Louisville KY if you have any information on age and Value I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you Robert
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From: Packr3

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Not a bottle?

Date: 06-03-2005

 Digger I recently came across a ceramic jug at a flea market and while trying to find some info about it continually came across your site. I know it's not really a bottle, but I was wondering if you could steer me in some direction as to where to look as I could find no other information about it. I bought it because I liked the look of it having 2 handles and it even had the cork screw stopper, neither of which you see very often. It is done in the cream and dark brown with a small tan line between the two colors like a lot of Mccoy pottery I've seen. It is not signed, but I was told some Mccoy is'nt. I learned from your site that because it states on the front Federal law forbids sale or re-use....that it had whiskey in it and that dates it between 1932 and 1964. The only other marking says D 60 below the warning. I have no idea what that stands for. I'm not a collector, I bought it because I liked the look if it, but I would like to know if it is a collectible or might be someday. If you could give me any answers or places to look I would greatly appreciate it. Sincerely, Lisa Wilson

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From: Al Bonanno asbon1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Capodimonte Monk

Date: 07-03-2005

 Sir, I also have a Frangelico bottle shaped like a brown friar tuck monk. It has "hand made" limited edition and Capodimonte on the bottom. It also has a gold 'N' under a crown located at the base under his feet in the front. I have run out of places to search. Can you please advise me? I do know a little about Capodimonte. Is this bottle worth anything? Thank you in advance for your kindness. Al Bonanno

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From: kristen Spinning krisspin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question for you

Date: 07-03-2005

 Hi Digger, I was trying to look up an old friend of mine, Mike Kolb, on the internet, and found a couple of references to him (and picture from a few years ago) in your articles. I recalled him talking about digging up out houses to find bottles, so its no wonder I found him on an old bottle site. If you know him and have his e-mail, please pass this along to him or shoot me a note back. I know him from working on a movie, "Three Kings" Thanks for your help, Kristen

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From: Crystal Hazen  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: A Flask or a Decanture.. it's shaped like a book

Date: 07-03-2005

 Dear Digger, Could you help us figure out what exactly we have picked up form an antique shop? We believe it is a flask or a decanter. It's 8.25 inches and 5.5 inches wide. It's in the shape of a book and it was where someone could hide liquor in it if sat on a bookshelf it would blend in with other books. It has a spout on the page side of the book used to pour and a cork stopper. The whole surface is smooth. it is dark blue with the binding and the cover with gold accent marks, to make it look more like a book. If you stand it up with the front facing you, on the right hand comer you find a rooster or chicken type emblem painter on it in a blue shade. There are also beside it, four small words that are unable to be read. We did notice it does have one hairline crack, by the stopper. We do believe it is either a flask or a decanter, but if you know and could help us get more information on it, that would be great. We just want information on its worth and a little extra information about it. Maybe even its history. Thank you very much we appreciate it!! *Jayme
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From: Daisy daisy1aptd

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 07-03-2005

 I recently got an old rye bottle or decanter. I am not sure which it is. It is tan in color with a picture of flowers on the front of it. It has two arrows crossing on the bottom of it. Can you tell me anything or where I can find any information about it? Thanks Daisy

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From: nedstarone

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: green john wyeth & bro bottle

Date: 08-03-2005

 hey digger, i just dug up a small dark green 3 1/2 inch cork top bottle at a very little known bottle dump in my area of Oregon. it ,s embossed on it john wyeth & bro philadelphia. can you please tell me something about it ,it's value (if any) appreciate it al ot NED THE DEADHEAD FROM NORTH OREGON COAST.p.s. it's in mint shape and has a seam that doesn't go all the way to the top of bottle. stops short of the top MAY WE ALL KEEP OUR BOYS OVERSEAS IN OUR PRAYERS UNTIL THERE SAFE ON OUR SHORES ( GOD BLESS ALL NATIONS )

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From: Hutchsoda

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Repairs

Date: 07-03-2005

 Hi Digger, I was wondering if you could tell me someone who does good repairs on bottles? I have a few that I would like repaired and I am trying to find someone very good. Thanks, Theo Adams

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From: yeha noha

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1936 Southern comfort bottle.

Date: 08-03-2005

 Hello, A friend of mine told me he found in his dads garage, a 1936 Southern Comfort bottle that has never been opened and has a little booklet attached to it. He says he things it's corked and it is very sensitive... brittle. Do you know what it is worth if anything? He described the bottle as being tall and with a long neck. Still has all its labels etc. in tack. Thank you.

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From: I8canibal

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 08-03-2005

 I have recently excavated a bottle from a an older bottle dump near Ft Worth Tx. The bottle is approx 10'' tall, has a seam on both sides the full length of the bottle, all the way to what appears to be an applied "Blob" top. The bottom of the bottle is perfectly round. This was located with a lot of other bottles and items from the 1840's to 1890's. I have had some people tell me its a "ship bottle" that came from over seas to carry alcohol to saloons and such. Others say it may be a Gin bottle because it can't sit upright and has to lay down when stored. Any information would be helpful , thank you for your time! ( I have also attached a picture of the bottle in question ) Stacy Clack

Round bottom Ginger ale circa 1880-1900, very common $8  Digger

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From: Lori Sanders

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: could you tell me about these bottles

Date: 08-03-2005

 This bottle says Dr Thompson's Eye Water New London Ct and is 3 and 7/8 " tall This bottle says A.S. Hinds Portland Me and is clear glass and is 4 1/4 " tall with aluminum screw cap Lori A. Sanders ~ Beavercreek, Oregon Attachments: bottle pic 1.jpg bottle pic 2.jpg bottle pic 5.jpg bottle pic 3.jpg bottle pic 4.jpg bottles together.jpg

Both very common the Hinds appears newer probably with the screw cap dates to 1920s ($1-2).  The eye water appears to be an 1890s variant ($5).  The Eye water bottles also are common but can be found from the 1850s.  Digger

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From: Russ Gibbs russgibbsshaw

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pepsi

Date: 08-03-2005

 Hi there: Maybe you can help me. I have a clear Pepsi Bottle. There a 6 "Pepsi Cola" embossed vertically around the center of the bottle. The bottom is embossed PEPSI COLA COMPANY OF CANADA Rd. 1941 4512. Just curious if it might have some value. Thanks. Russ

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From: Kenneth Cater  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 08-03-2005

 all these bottles the seals have not been broken. highland cream estab. 1830 wm. teacher & sons ltd. glascow. the other 2 is called four roses a blend of straight whisky blended by frankfort distilleries incorparated louisville ky. i am trying to find out how much they are worth and where i could sell them Attachments: 100_0134.jpg 100_0135.jpg 100_0136.jpg

These are in excellent condition and probably should bring $40-90 each.  Ebay has such items listed regularly.  They appear to circa 1940s.  Digger

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From: Jackie McCoy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: N-Y DRUG CONCERN BOTTLE

Date: 08-03-2005

 Hello Digger, I have 2 bottles that are opaque green, They look just like the Dr. Miles Restorative Nervine //Cure all nervous disorders bottle on your Sample Medicine page, except mine have raised the raised letters N-Y DRUG CONCERN NEW YORK. Do you have any info on these,and about how much they're worth. I have searched for info and have not had any success. Thank-you for your time. I enjoy your site. Sincerely, Jackie

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From: BRENDA L LATINO

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: stretched coke bottle

Date: 08-03-2005

 Hi I have a 4 foot stretched coke bottle in the shape of a sword fish. It belonged to my grandmother and I haven't been able to find anything like it. If you have any idea where I could do some research on this bottle, please let me know.thank you for your time. Brenda

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From: martygraw

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: HELP!!!

Date: 09-03-2005

 I hate to bother you with another mundane question. However, I have two Pepsi bottles that I can't seem to find the value of. They are both swirl bottles. One is clear; one is painted red and white. Can you help? Respectfully

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From: robertkelley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: Bottle 3-9-05 001

Date: 09-03-2005

 Dear Sir, I hope you can help me with this bottle. It is 5 and 3/4 inches tall, has a flared lip and an open pontiled bottom. Lip seems to be more flared than not, glass is thins as it goes up to the lip. Side you see has a cannon on it and says Gen (then little L higher, but next to the N) Taylor never surrenders. Side 2 says a little more grape and Capt. Bragg, embossed with grapes. All wording is in upper case letter. Found bottle renovating the 1840's area of our home. House is 1700's with 1800's addition. We believe it came from Fort Bragg California. Can you tell me what it is, rarity and value. Thank You, Robert Kelley:

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Rare and Valuable both.  I'd guess in excess of $4000.  Not bad reimbursement for your renovation.  Nice bottle.  Digger

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From: manstett203848

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dating a Vernors bottle

Date: 09-03-2005

 Can you help me date this Vernors bottle (see attached image). I think it is machine made as the seam line runs to the lip and faintly over it. I dug this up under a crawlspace in my house that dates to 1913 in the Detroit area. The text on it says on the front in raised glass text: Vernor's Ginger Ale [Emblem here] Genuine only when Crown Cork has the above design ~in Red~ On the bottom is the same emblem stamp One the back is says: This bottle contains 10 oz. 1143L G23 Not sure what the numbers mean, maybe 1943? They are very faint. The glass is greenish and very thick/heavy. Your help is appreciated. -Matt 

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From: Millie Fennell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle:

Date: 09-03-2005

 I have a green square bottle that has embossed flowers around the top and bottom it is machine made with applied top and down one side the bottle has 8,16,24,32,40 ozs. I was told it held cranberry juice. Can you help me and is it worth anything .It is by anchor hocking with these numbers on the bottom L-663 5 5 anchor hocking. Thanks, Millie

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From: tom parker tom_

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 09-03-2005

 i have a bottle of 21 yr old chivas bros royal salute scotch. it was given to me in 1971 and has been kept out of the light and cool ever since. it has all tags and seals intact ( never been opened ). it has been kept in the original velvet bag since 1972 which makes it at least 55 yr old now. i was wondering if it was worth anything? thanks tom

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From: blill4netzero blill4netzero

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 09-03-2005

 What kind of bottle do I have Does it have any value . It says ervenlucas bols het lootsje amsterdam 3/4 litre My uncle says it was in family over 100 years thanks for any help.

 

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From: LBSISSON

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wondering

Date: 09-03-2005

 I have a unopened bottle of Moet & Chandon White Seal Champagne produced in Epernay France in 1743. It was registered April 19, 1887 and has a trade mark number 14295. Some people have told me this bottle of champagne is valuable. Is this true??? If you do not know, do you have any suggestion as to where I can look. Thank you in advance for any assistance rendered.

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From: blaineco collins

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about a flask

Date: 09-03-2005

 I am some what of an amateur collector and usually know a common bottle when I see one, but recently I found a warranted flask that I thought was very uncommon. It is a very unusual shade of green, and it only measures 5 inches tall. I have never seen one this small. I know warranted flasks are more than common, they are overly abundant. But is this an exception? Is this bottle rare as far as warranted flasks go. Any info would be great. Thanks.

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From: Brent Eagan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whyte & MacKay.

Date: 10-03-2005

 I recently looked through my Dad's old bottle collection and found a bottle that appears to be very old. The bottle is a little 'sick' but has not been looked at in over 30 years. I was made in what looks like about 4 sections. The bottom of the bottle is about 6 inches high. This is just a round base made in 2 sections. Then the upper part of the bottle was made in 2 more sections. These sections are very nice and have a rounded look..... Then the top was applied. The bottle is embossed with a large "W & M" and "Whyte and MacKay . Scotland" Can you tell me about this bottle? He actually has 2 of these bottles and he was interested in putting one on ebay. Is it worth the time? Can you estimate the value? Thanks Brent Eagan

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From: Brent Eagan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Whyte & MacKay.

Date: 10-03-2005

 Sorry but I looked again and it does not say "Scotland" but it says "Glasgow" Also, the seems almost look like they are 'welded'. The nice rounded top looked like the diagram below. -----Original Message-----

From: Brent Eagan

Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2005

 9:29 AM

To: 'jaok20@bottlebooks.com'

Subject: Whyte & MacKay. I recently looked through my Dad's old bottle collection and found a bottle that appears to be very old. The bottle is a little 'sick' but has not been looked at in over 30 years. I was made in what looks like about 4 sections. The bottom of the bottle is about 6 inches high. This is just a round base made in 2 sections. Then the upper part of the bottle was made in 2 more sections. These sections are very nice and have a rounded look..... Then the top was applied. The bottle is embossed with a large "W & M" and "Whyte and MacKay . Scotland" Can you tell me about this bottle? He actually has 2 of these bottles and he was interested in putting one on ebay. Is it worth the time? Can you estimate the value? Thanks Brent Eagan

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From: JAMACHCOc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: African Mask collector liquor bottle

Date: 10-03-2005

 Hi, I recently purchased a liquor bottle from the Liqueur Specialties Company from So. San Francisco, CA. It is an African mask bottle purchased from E-Bay, the seller estimates it from around the 1950-1960's collection. It still has the tax stamp on the top. #344559471 from the 112 series. I can find nothing about the Liqueur Specialties Company (& that is how liquor is spelled on the bottle) on the internet, I can find nothing about the stamp or the bottle anywhere I have looked. Can you help? Thank You, Paula

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From: Blj5252

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 10-03-2005

 Hi Digger: I have what I believe to be a historical flask. 1) the flask is seven inches tall. 2)it is 4.5 inches across at the top and only 4 inches across at the bottom 3)the bottle has a sheared lip, the seam stops at the neck of the bottle, the neck is very smooth and also crooked their are several glass bubbles inside the bottle. 4)the color of the bottle is emerald green. 5)on the face of the bottle is a three mast sailing ship on water and under that is the word (FRANKLIN). The other side has an anchor with a chain through it. Above that is the word (LIBERTY) and on the bottom are the words AND UNION. The words look like they are written on a banner or ribbon 6)their is a pontil mark on the bottom that almost looks bell shaped ! On the lip of the neck is a chip that is a little bigger than a pin head-On the bottom in one corner is some flaking, a small area. Other than that the bottle is pristine. My guess from everything I read that this bottle is dated from below the year 1850. I would like to know what the value of this bottle is and also how rare it may be. Thank you for any help you can give me. many thanks, Phil (PJF Jr)

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From: Stacie Morrison  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 10-03-2005

 I have a Turner Bros. Ginger Wine bottle and would like to know how much it is worth.

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From: Pat pblanton21adelphia

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 10-03-2005

 I too have a bottle with this stamp on the bottom. The bottle is in excellent condition with an hourglass shape, aqua in color and has poison markings. I've tried to find the bottle manufacturer with no luck. Would greatly appreciate any info you could give. Thanks, Pat RE:

From: SKoprow

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10-11-2004 Hello. Thanks for reading my e-mail! I was at the Antique Bottles Collector's Haven website, and saw that you graciously offered your expertise with regard to general questions about bottles. I e-mailed the British bottle man, but his e-mail address is no longer good (my mail was returned). I don't really know for sure that my bottle is British, but my mother is from England, and the bottle is in the shape of a thistle. It has the letters E B & Co Ltd and the date 1886 on the bottom. It looks as if it might have the original cork, which has a little brass (I guess) cover over the top of it. It looks as if the brass cap has a brad through the top which hold the cork to it... The bottle has three seams up the side that end below the rim. There are quite a few chips around the bottom, but the top is chip free. Can you tell me anything about it? If you need a picture, I could see if I could download one into an e-mail. I'd so appreciate any information you could give me about this bottle. Thank you! Sue Koprowski

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From: Beldocgirl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 10-03-2005

 Yoohoo bottle. 8 inches tall on bottom is batesburg, south carolina yoo hoo chocolated co.and some numbers and letters,all embossed on side of bottle embossed yoo hoo found today Diane

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From: KNOCEMDEAD7

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BEAUTIFUL GREEK IMAGE BOTTLE

Date: 10-03-2005

 hello, i have a bottle that states "federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle" with numbers d-334 119 61 6 on the bottom. it has greek gods on it and has the names socrates, plato, and aristotle. when was it made? were was it made? is it worth anything? what was it used for? its beautiful made in light blue and white and has a white stopper with a cork attached. please let me know as soon as possible. thank you for your assistance. ms. p.

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From: Paul Lovato pvlovato

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old wiskey

Date: 11-03-2005

 I have bottle of Old Forester whiskey and I'm trying to find out what it's worth. There is still whiskey in it. It has never been opened and the seal over the cap is dated 1955. The bottle also has a serial number on it B 919366. Is there a web site that has info on this? Thank you for your help. Paul Lovato

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From: Angels Vintage Attic rudy.dog

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 10-03-2005

 Hi! My name is Donna and I have this bottle that I'm not quite sure what it was used for. Looks like it could be a water bottle, but I'm probably wrong! It has some nice bubbles in it, straw marks, is bottle green and quite heavy. There is also a seam that runs up both sides from the bottom to just under the lip of the rim. The bottom has a raised line design around the edge also. I attached some pictures of it for you. I'm thinking you can shed some light on this bottle. Thanks for any help you can give me! :-) Donna

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From: Aaron Richard

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 6-ounce filled, unopened incased bottle of Coke

Date: 11-03-2005

 I am trying to help out a friend. She has a 6oz. glass bottle filled with Coke in a hard plastic case. We are trying to find out but are not having much luck. Could it possibly be a collectable? What would we need to look for? Thanks alot. Sincerely yours, Aaron Joseph Richard

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From: Richard Wolcott

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle inquiry

Date: 11-03-2005

 Hi Digger, I am looking for a bottle embossed with "Wolcott's Instant Pain Annihilator". I think it is embossed, it may be a paper label, however that would be unlikely to have lasted very long. Do you happen to have one of these or know of one? Thanks, Dick

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From: brent dumdei

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coke bottles

Date: 11-03-2005

 hey digger, my dad has a full set of 1923 coke bottles that are still full of pop. he was wondering how much they are worth, if anything. if you would please reply to me, we both would appreciate it. thanks alot. brent
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From: leesaw123

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 11-03-2005

 Hello...i have been searching forever for information on a bottle I have....i have an 1850 jenny lind flask....mint condition...amber color.....picture of her on front...on the back it has a picture of a log cabin I think...it also says" fislerville glass works" on the back...on the internet it shows an aqua one thats all..please help me find out the value of this item..thank you......Lisa rummel

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From: Brian Thomas btthomasrcvideo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 11-03-2005

 I have a james beam whiskey bottle , 1970 unopened from the las vegas 400 . painted pictures on it. light blue in color. car as the lid in gold . straight whiskey 100 month old. do you know if it is worth anything or just toss it? thank you tracy

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From: Linda Foster

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 11-03-2005

 I have a Haas Bros whiskey decanter from 1975 picturing the birthplace of the US Marine Corps-- Tuns Tavern. W A Lacey Bourbon Whiskey Brand. Celebrating 200th Marine Corps Birthday. Any clues to its value? I am an ex=marine myself and new a Digger Odell in Marine Boot Camp. He was given the name by the DI's as his father was a mortician. Just wondering??? William Foster

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From: Trish

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 11-03-2005

 Hi I do not know if my bottle is old , or a reproduction. I have a Four Roses brown bottle, with a cork and a cup over the cork. This is what is on the bottom of the bottle Antique Paul Jones Bottle. The letters r TM reg.USPAT.OFF PAT PEN.Iwould appreciate any information . I have had this bottle for over 15 years it was found in the woods on my dads farm. Thanks again for your help. Trish

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From: roger kinzer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Thursday september 24 Question 3:26

Date: 11-03-2005

 Under questions on that date JIM ISHAM sent you a question concerning a brown gallon jug with the grape motif on it, I have one like it, could you tell me the approximate age of the jug and the approximate value of it?

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From: NICHOLEKUNS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 11-03-2005

 Digger, How in the world can a guy get a Sanborn map these days?

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From: masmith

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cobalt blue brandy dispenser

Date: 11-03-2005

 Have a cut glass cobalt blue brandy dispenser. Approx 24 inches tall with removable top and a pour spout. Know nothing about it. Any ideas?

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From: roger kinzer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Cc: digger odell

Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005

 7:54 PM

Subject: Thursday September 24 Question 3:26 Under questions on that date JIM ISHAM sent you a question concerning a brown gallon jug with the grape motif on it, I have one like it, could you tell me the approximate age of the jug and the approximate value of it?

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From: PastaBazool

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Q?

Date: 11-03-2005

 In a message dated 3/11/2005

 11:49:08 PM Eastern Standard Time, Pasta Bazool writes: I have a "bottle" that looks more like a decanter of sorts. From your site, it was made between 1932-1964. It is light blue and Grecian in design. It has Greek philosophers printed on it. Could you tell me if this is common or rare? I like it and want to keep it, but would sell it if it was profitable. MM I also checked out your patent year page but don't understand it. The bottom of my bottle has: D-334 119 61 4 Written in that order. Could you tell me which is the patent#?

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From: Marci McQueen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bols

Date: 12-03-2005

 Hi there, I have a bols liquor bottle-divided into four compartments with different liquors ( 8 oz each compartment. never been opened original corks still in with the four glass spouts still papered and attached. made in france on the bottom. Any idea of its worth??? Thanks for your help. M

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From: george Allen gallen4

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coke bottle

Date: 11-03-2005

 Digger I have a six and 1/2 ounce coke bottle with coca cola across the front near the top and coca cola across the bottom of the bottle. It has Charleston bottle works Charleston WV near the bottom. Do you have any history of this bottle? Attached are pictures. George Allen Attachments: coca cola bottle.JPG coca cola bottom.JPG

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From: GNSMTH

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle of Soda

Date: 12-03-2005

 I have a factory sealed bottle of soda that appears to have spun glass mixed with the soda inside, its a quart bottle still sealed from factory, can you tell me if it is worth anything? thanks. gunny

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From: Becky Sims

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help?

Date: 12-03-2005

 hello there. I have a huge bottle that I had bought last fall at a estate auction outside of Chillicothe, Ohio. There were many items in that auction that came from Russia and when this item came up for bid they introduced it as a Russian cognac bottle. It is quite large and green with a lot of writing on it in the glass with a leather like peice around the top, No chips just little dirty inside from years of being stored in a barn. If you would like, I could send you a picture and measurements as well. thanks so much!!! Rebecca

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From: Dan Lakatos

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: FIRST REQUEST

Date: 12-03-2005

 03-12-2005

 Dear Digger, I've been following your interesting question and answer format on line for some time now. I only recently started getting interested in old or vintage glass bottles. This hobby seems far more dynamic and exciting than coin collecting as you never know what may turn up and how close things really are. Long story short.... Was in the basement of an old farmhouse in Buxton Maine (just 3 miles from my front door) and was shown a large collection of bottles just laying around hodge podge in every which direction. They were totally unrecognizable as there was a layer of dirt and dust an inch thick. I picked up what I could and took three boxes home. The most interesting things I found are attached below for your expert analysis (if you would do me the honor). The case gin bottle (I think that's what it is) stands 9.5" tall by 3.25" across at the top and tapers down to 2.25" at the bottom. It has a very crudely applied top as you can see. A friend of mine in New Zealand called it a "PIGS SNOUT" bottle. It is olive in color. Anything you might be able to tell me in terms of age condition, history and value would be greatly appreciated. It is perfectly in tact. No damage, chips etc. Also, found the terrific pottery beanpot and wine jug (I think) in the same location. Thanks very much for your efforts. Best Regards Dan Lakatos --------------------------------- A

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From: chris bills dolla_

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I.D. for bottle

Date: 12-03-2005

 Here are some pics of a bottle I recently acquired. Wondering if anyone would be able to help me ID it. numbers on bottom are 4 57 0 126 4. Thank you.

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From: D C jeffdebora

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1877 Milk Bottle

Date: 12-03-2005

 I have several old glass milk bottles one particular interesting with a wire handle dated from 1877. It is in excellent condition. But I don't see a brand name anywhere. There is four raised stars in the glass around the top of the bottle just below the neck. The underneath side has the date 1877 in the middle, and above that a "K", below the date is a number, "2". Are you familiar with this style, who it was made by, and what it might be worth? I Appreciate any information you might be able to give me about this. Thanks.

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From: KazeeQueen1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: FW: rum bottle

Date: 12-03-2005

 Please "HELP"...I can't find any info on this bottle described below. It still has the original cork in it. The color of the bottle is dark brown & you can see through it.The label is is tan in color

 09:59:23 +0000 I have an unopened bottle of rum. The label on the neck reads "old havana brand 1878 rum" . The label at the very bottom of the bottle reads "made by Ramon Del Collado" Habana, Cuba. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? I can't find any information on it. Helen

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From: ADHolly

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 12-03-2005

 Attached are (3) pictures of the bottle in question. A friend of mine dug it up in the foothills, and I can't find it on the net. I apologize in advance that the pictures aren't any clearer. I know next to nothing about bottles, but I will try to describe it as best as possible. Color: Forest Green? Shape: You can see by the picture. I don't know what to call that shape. A flask? Height: Approx. 9 inches tall. Front (with handle to the right if you are facing bottle): has an embossed circle (see picture) with the words CHESTNUT GROVE inside, rimming the inside border of the top part of the circle; there is a pattern in the middle (like a horizontal line with five leaf shaped lines radiating from the horizontal line); embossed in a horizontal fashion under the pattern is the word WHISKEY, and underneath that is the date 1850. Back (handle to the left if you are facing the bottle): There is another circle, appearing slightly larger than the circle on the front, and the inside of the circle is recessed from its edges (like a place where you would put a label). There is nothing on the inside of the this circle, and when looking through the bottle, this circle is placed lower on the bottle than the circle with the embossed lettering on the front. Seams: Two seams, going along the sides of the bottle. More pronounced at the bottom than towards the top. Looks like there may be some "ghost" seaming up towards the neck. Seam becomes very "fine" toward the top and appears to end below the lip of the bottle (hard to tell -- bottle is dirty and my friend does not want to wash it). Both sides of the bottle seem a bit concave, like someone pushed them slightly in with the palms of their hands, and these "concaves" are not entirely uniform. I see bubbling in the glass, with a good bit of bubbling in the handle. Again, I don't know much about glass, so find it hard to adequately describe the lip and base. The lip kind of looks like the picture you have on your site of a double collar lip, but with only one collar (?). I think (?) the base looks machine-made; the glass at the center of the bottom looks pock-marked. No cap came with the bottle. I don't see any cracks, but this bottle is kind of dirty. I would like any information you might have. Thanks! A.D. Attachments: chestnut grove 1.jpg chestnut grove 2.jpg chestnut grove 3.jpg

 

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From: Marci McQueen

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Bols

Date: 13-03-2005

 I did look before I emailed you- guess I cant figure out your site as I saw nothing about four compartment bottles Digger wrote: Can be found on my site. Dozens have asked about the bottle. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

From: "Marci McQueen"

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2005

 11:13 AM

Subject: Bols Hi there, I have a bols liquor bottle-divided into four compartments with different liquors ( 8 oz each compartment. never been opened original corks still in with the four glass spouts still papered and attached. made in france on the bottom. Any idea of its worth??? Thanks for your help. M

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From: KELLY CULLEN .uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 13-03-2005

 hi I have received from my grandmother a conac set it contains a large square type bottle decanter with a wooden top and I have four small glasses that match they are brown glass and they have which its not leather like bands around them with dented markings of flowers and conac written on them thanks kelly

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From: Ben and Sharon Sparrow

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 13-03-2005

 Greetings! I was hiking recently and came across an old midden pile. It it located on a high bluff over a river and across from the Warm Sparing Indian Res. In Central Oregon. Along with a KC Baking powder tin lid and Karo tin lid (both 6" dia.) I found part of a bottle bottom that had the words "Las Cruces" on it. It was broken in half so I don't know if there was more writing. The glass itself is the greenish "coke bottle" type. I am just curious...not a collector or anything... to know about what I found. I hope you can help. Regards, Sharon Sparrow

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From: Kridenour414

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 13-03-2005

 i have an old clay jug approximately 11 inches tall,3 1/2 at the base. it has a circular seal impressed into it with a faint blue outer ring and the words seltzers with an inner stamp of a crown and the letters mn . the lip of the jug is 1 inch, i can't find any info on old seltzers jugs. any info will be appreciated.

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From: books_records books_

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: National Distillers Products Corp. Memoribillia

Date: 13-03-2005

 Hello, I ran across your site while searching for information about National Distillers Products Corp.. I have recently come into possession of alot of memoribillia from this factory that was dismantled which includes 1947 & 1948 blue-prints of the Louisville KY plant, many maintenence manuals from the same, books full of sample labels from the same. I am trying to find out if there might be a market for these items or a museum that collects these types of items. Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, J.L. Neely New Albany , Indiana

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From: libralady lacey951

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 13-03-2005

 I have a bottle that says DODGE on front and 1-16 I assume ounces on back , Thanks

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From: Ann Klint resumes-annkcox

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Flagship Decanter

Date: 14-03-2005

 Nature Can you tell me the value of a Flagship decanter that has "1849" stamped on the stopper and has a picture of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and words "The Jefferson's Monticello" on the front? It is in perfect condition--no chips, cracks, fading, etc. Thanks, Ann Klint 

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From: Stephen Downs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Crown Jewel Bottle

Date: 14-03-2005

 What it's worth and about how old is it...I'm not finding any information about it. It's Imbossed CROWN JEWEL - DANT- SINCE 1836. BOTH SIDES . AND FEDERAL LAW FORBIDDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE. near bottom 4/5 quart..Bottom right side marked 12, left size cicle with a I in it. Middle marked LOU D-2 , 60, 57, M-25B57...Thanks, Stephen Downs

The bottom of this bottle probably gives the date of manufacture.  I am going with 1957.  It has no real collectible value.  Digger

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From: Bryan Mabrey mabreycocvip

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: unknown bottle

Date: 14-03-2005

 I have this bottle that I got from my father several years ago. I can't remember, but I think my dad had bourbon or scotch in it. The bottle, when it was full and unopened, it was worth over $5000, according to my father. One day, he decided to open it for a special occasion. There are no label markings on the bottle, except on the bottom. The only label it used to have ran across the top of the bottle to seal the cork. The lettering on the bottom has: LIQUOR KY DR8-230 BOTTLE 119 6 and it has the large numbers 71 in what looks like perenthisis. All in cobalt blue. Can you help me out on this. My father passed away, so I can't get his help as to where, what and when. I'd also like its possible value. I'm attaching several pictures of bottle. Thanks for your time. B. Mabrey A

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From: Scott&Nikki sntrigg1st

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 14-03-2005

 Is there any value for a WA-Hoo&BURDOCK The Great Indian Blood&Nerve Tonic. Chief Medicine Co. Marietta,Ohio

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From: roger kinzer rkinzerepowerc

To: digger odell jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fw: Thursday september 24 Question 3:26

Date: 14-03-2005

 -Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005

 7:54 PM

Subject: Thursday September 24 Question 3:26 Under questions on that date JIM ISHAM sent you a question concerning a brown gallon jug with the grape motif on it, I have one like it, could you tell me the approximate age of the jug and the approximate value of it? It was on September 24,2002-Question3:26. Thank You Roger

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From: Sugarrbaby2282

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: CherO BOTTLE

Date: 14-03-2005

 I have found a chero bottle ,not chero cola excellent cond. thick glass swirl design dated feb 16,1926 6 fl.oz. a # 27 stamped on bottom Columbus, ca . twist off cap dsn patd please send info on this bottle can not find out anything about it on any web site .is there any value ,want to keep, might possible sale

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From: Dan Lakatos dglakatos

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: FIRST REQUEST

Date: 14-03-2005

 3-14-2005

 Digger... Many Many thanks for your very encouraging email and bottle assessment. I will visit your website and I must admit, at the ripe old age of 49, I'm HOOKED !!!! Thanks again Dan Lakatos

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From: Jrwc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wyckoff blueing bottle

Date: 14-03-2005

 I checked your website for questions about the Wyckoff Blueing bottles and I can find a couple of questions but no answers--is there a special place on your site to find the answers. I, too, purchased a Wyckoff bottle for my dad--he is a Wyckoff, but I know nothing about it and was wondering if you could give me any info on it--thank you--Jody Cheney PS I also bought a "Cheney" soda bottle (applied color label) for my father-in-law and cannot find any information on it--I know it is from the 1920's and it says it was bottled by Dr. Pepper in Belleville, IlL. I contacted Dr. Pepper and they don't know anything about it. Thank you for your help---jrwc

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From: Cormac van den Hoofdakker - AKBREW CORMAC.VANDENHOOFDAKKERlion-nathan.co.nz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle questions

Date: 15-03-2005

 Hi Digger, I work for a brewery in NZ and look after the Mac's craft beer brand - we have a relatively unique ribbed 330ml bottle which gives us a very different positioning to other NZ craft breweries. While it's justifiable (financially) to produce 330ml bottles specially for ourselves I am now on the hunt for larger bottles with similar ribbed neck designs. On your travels have you ever heard of a glass bottle producer that has produced a larger (700ml plus) bottle size which looks similar? And if so could you let me know some contact details. Much appreciated. Cheers, Cormac Mac's Gold - Bottle.jpg Cormac van den Hoofdakker Attachments: Mac's Gold - Bottle.jpg

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From: fay barrieandfay.au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pepsi-cola bottle

Date: 15-03-2005

 g'day, I recently found a pepsi-cola bottle with the date 17-8-1956 on the bottom along with pat. no's the bottle is still full with what seems to be an original cap however rusty. there is a bit of a fancy design at the base of the neck. It was bottled from concentrate, and has "not to be sold" on the back label. I know that pepsi-cola let consolidated bottling bottle so many six-packs for the Melborn olympics, I'm curious how I can find out if there is an co-relation between the two.

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From: Szbugs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Zoolak

Date: 14-03-2005

 Can anyone tell me about Dr. Dadirrian's Zoolak? I have a bottle with this embossed on it and I cannot find out anything. I have attached a picture. Thank you, Rhonda

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From: SMB1280

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 15-03-2005

 Hi, I have a clear glass cork type bottle. It measures approx. 6" and on the bottom it has a W inside a circle and a number 10...Is this an old Watkins bottle??? Thanks, Shirley Barton

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From: Brandon Mathews brandonmathewsdirecway

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: about an old bottle

Date: 15-03-2005

 Mr. Odell, I have found two bottles in a dried up creek bed. they are made by Price-Booker Mfg. Co. from Houston Texas. Both bottles are in good shape and have bubbles in the glass they also have seams on the sides. The tops are not threaded, but have a lip on them. A friend of mine that collects old bottles said that they were pickle bottles but that was all he could tell me. Could you give me a little more insight on these bottles? Thanks B.K.M.

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From: James WILSFORD jimkimr1sbc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Request info on Old Brown Glass Bottle

Date: 15-03-2005

 I would like feedback for an old brown glass bottle - Screw

 Contains embossed statement "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE" - Has geometric patterns on both thin sides of flask shape with an unidentifiable embossed pattern in a circle (middle upper center of back, and again on middle top center in front with words "ONE PINT" - Bottom contains characters : first line "D-201", second line "72 [N] 7" Photo attached along with pencil rubbing of unidentifiable embossed circle pattern. If you could provide some history, date, and even an estimated value it would be appreciated. Jim W. - jimkimr1sbc Fort Worth, Texas 

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From: Jim Petty impettyone

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Deer Island Bottle

Date: 15-03-2005

 Dear Digger, I have been working on the information you requested. I should have it done very shortly... Here is a little bottle top we found this morning.. Any thoughts on this one.. Thanks Jim

 

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From: Nancy Elmenhurst NancyEdis-

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Hettermann Whiskey bottle

Date: 15-03-2005

 my dad has an Old Hettermann Whiskey bottle. The bottom half of the bottle is in a woven wicker-type basket with a handle. Do you have an idea of the price this bottle might be worth? thanks, Tom

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From: Tabetha Petersen tabethapetersencox

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Pyrex glass nursers in box with nipples

Date: 15-03-2005

 Digger, I have two complete box sets of old Pyrex nursing bottles with Faultless Wonder nipples. All in original packaging and unused. One box is of 8 oz., 6-sided clear glass and the other is of 4 oz., 6-sided clear glass. I can¹t find a date on any. My brother found them in an old warehouse years ago and they¹ve been on display in my mother¹s kitchen since. I¹m looking for an age and approximate value for each set. Can you help me? Tabetha

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From: Bob Schutsky infobirdtreks

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: PAT 83892

Date: 16-03-2005

 Dear Digger: I found an old bottle today while I was taking a walk. It is clear glass, sort of an elongated octagon, if you look at it from the bottom. 5.5 inches long, 2.5 inches at its widest point. Just below the top it has "5 FL. OZ.". On the bottom it has "PAT 83892 " with a "4" below the 5-digit number, and a small symbol sort of like the number "1" in a circle. These are the only things printed on the bottle. The top almost looks as if it was an old fashioned child-proof top. You would have pushed down and turned to seal it. All of this makes me think that it was a medicine bottle??? Could you tell me anything about this bottle? Sincerely, BOB SCHUTSKY --

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From: Theresa Torres theresa6921

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: decanter question

Date: 16-03-2005

 Dear Digger, I looked on some of your Q&A's about bottles, etc. and I couldn't find the bottle of decanter that I have. It is brass on top and bottom, a serpent handle and porcelain in the middle. I've attached some photos. The decanter is empty and also has a brass and cork stopper. Could you help me and tell me what it may be worth. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely Theresa Attachments: DCP_0005.JPG ttt.jpg DCP_0003.JPG

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From: Sandy Brown gizmo_bones

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: black glass container

Date: 16-03-2005

 Hi, Digger. I found your site while attempting online research to identify this black glass item I found. It is marked on the bottom with a symbol that looks sort of like a large "A." I've attached a photo of the bottle/jar/decanter. Any idea what it is/how old it is/who made it? Thanks! Sandy 

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From: JOHN MILLER

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dug up in s.c.

Date: 16-03-2005

 I have found many bottles in s.c., as a surveyor digging around, and need to know if some are of any real value, I have no pictures but bottles are in good condition, 1. a couple of Christmas cokes,12-25-23, one green, chester,s.c., and one clear, columbia, s.c.; another is a PEPSI : cola, Pepsi cola bottling co., rock hill, s.c., embossed on base, bottom says6 1/2 floz. never heard of Pepsi being in this town, only coke, and I know alot of history, also an embossed half quart Riverview dairy farm bottle with lines embossed like on a coke bottle( perpendicular lines), R on neck and R on bottom, also a big frosty, property of coca cola, and a high roller, with embossed dice, from Dade city fla., millerland, thanks.

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From: Lezli Ahart

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: rare bottle

Date: 16-03-2005

 Hello, I'm not sure if you can help me. I'm looking to see if anyone has heard of this kind of bottle. My grandmother has had this bottle since I can remember, at least 20 years. It is a bottle of liquor in the shape of Michalangelo's David. It is approx 18" high and is made of some kind of ceramic. It comes from Sicily, Italy and contains an almond cream marsala. It has never been opened. The name of the company is Accardi Pelleovino. There is no date. Have you ever heard of? Please respond. It has been recently handed down to me and would like to know more about it. Thanks Lezli Ahart Olathe, KS

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From: Kevin J. Bell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 16-03-2005

 I have this this bottle and I don't remember exactly where I found it, but I know it was somewhere in the Tri-State region of the Ohio River Valley. I have done some research on the internet to try to find it's origin, but I have come up empty. It is flask shaped, 6" tall, 3" wide, but tapers to 2 1/2" at the bottom and almost 1" wide. The sides of the bottle are not flat, but triangular shaped. The front and back of the bottle are slightly concave. There is a seam all the way up one side of the bottle to the top of the lip, but the seam on the other only extends to the neck. There is no seam across the base, but it does have what appear to be the letters "L C & R CO." embossed on the base. Surrounding the "L C & R" is what appears to be an oval shaped pattern in the glass and at the top of it is, I think "X R" It does feel like it has a seam where the base meets the body. I am not sure what type of lip it has, but it looks to me like an applied or tooled brandy, however, I think it has concentric tooling marks. The neck is 1 1/2" tall and leans slightly to one side of the bottle and looks like it has what appear to be stretch marks in it. The glass has a lavender tint and there are several bubbles throughout the glass. The inside surface of the bottle are convex on the front and back and the bottom. The thickness of the glass in the lip-orifice and the push-up is not consistent and looking from the bottom of the bottle to the top, the thickness of the body walls is also inconsistent. I hope this with the pictures is enough information to help you identify my bottle. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer. Sincerely, Kevin J. Bell

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From: Williamsj684

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 16-03-2005

 I have a stopper bottle that has Browns Chemical Co. Baltimore MD. on it . It also has on the side CURITIVE FOR THE BLOOD LIVER & KIDNEYS it is a blue bottle. I would like to know if it has any value, please contact me. My name is Judy Williams I live in Shelbyville , tn.

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From: DONALD G BINGMAN thebingmans

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Red Horse Old fashioned Rock and Rye whiskey

Date: 16-03-2005

 Found a half full bottle of Red Horse Rock and Rye old fashioned whiskey prepared and bottled by Bielzoff Products Co. The dating on the bottle is from Feb. 29, 1944. Sipped on this whiskey with family and consider it to be one of the finest tasting, smooth whiskeys that I have ever tried. Does Bielzoff Products Co. still exist in Chicago, and if not, would there be any place to find this whiskey nowadays?

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From: Shearskeyser

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found in the woods Please Help??

Date: 17-03-2005

 Hello, Just wondering if you can give me some info on some bottles that I have found in the woods under ground. * the First one says Frankfort Distilleries with two hands shaking each other with KY at the top of the hands and MD at the bottom the bottle is brown and round on the back it says federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle on the bottom it has D11 56-41 15 What's the Value? * the second bottle is a Brown bottle also and it says Over the bars Since 1860 with a picture of a man on a horse jumping over bars and has 4/5 Quart on the bottom it has this d126 12 an A inside of a circle and 42 below that it has .2 whats the value? Thanks, Kimberly Shears

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From: gbh_ii

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: J.W. Dant The Boston Tea Party Eagles Heads

Date: 17-03-2005

 Sir I have two American Collection by J.W. Dant "The Boston Tea Party" bottles, one of these bottles has the eagles head facing to the left and one of them has the eagles head facing to the right, could you please tell me the significance of the two and if one is more valuable than the other and how much. Thank You George Hughes Sir I have two American Collection by J.W. Dant "The Boston Tea Party" bottles, one of these bottles has the eagles head facing to the left and one of them has the eagles head facing to the right, could you please tell me the significance of the two and if one is more valuable than the other and how much. Thank You George Hughes

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From: Bruce Pynn b.pynnshaw

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question

Date: 18-03-2005

 Hello I am interested in finding out some information about Dr. Townsend and his bottles Thanks Bruce

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From: Heather Kessler hmbkessler

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Kessler dairy bottle

Date: 17-03-2005

 I am looking for a milk bottle from the Kessler Dairy from the LaPorte County Area of Indiana. It was active in the 1950s I believe. I don't have a lot of information on it because I married into the Kessler family. My husband was very disappointed to learn that due to some family issues, all of the bottles that had been saved from the original dairy had been lost. I am hoping to track down a bottle or two for him. Do you have any idea where I might track something this obscure down? Or is there a possibility of another Kessler dairy that I could track down and at least have a "Kessler" milk bottle? Thanks for your help. Heather Kessler

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From: Cecilia Buxton frankiesgirlzsbc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: value of bottle

Date: 17-03-2005

 Hi I have a Buffalo Lithia Water Bottle it has a A on bottom what is it worth?

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From: noslenusfamily

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: poisons & drugstore book

Date: 17-03-2005

 Greetings! I am considering purchasing your book on poison bottles. Does your book include British poisons? Thank you! -Kurt

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From: Dennis Klinkhammer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: E Dexter Loveridge Wahoo Bitters

Date: 17-03-2005

 Hi there, Last fall I dug an "E. Loveridge - Wahoo Bitters" It's amber color , and very crude with a very crude hinge mold bottom , the eagle with an arrow through the wing , pat. 1863. with applied ring on neck. I'm hoping that you know the bottle. I know that they came in acouple of different colors and a green one just sold at auction for over $10,000. I have a picture of the bitters bottle posted on my friends site " wedigwisconsin " If you feel like looking at it go to the site then to digging stories 2004, guest digs, dennis Dec 18th. I know that your busy but maybe you will email me back to give me an estimate of what you think this bottle could be worth. The bottle is in great shape with only one little ruff spot on the lip that I think happened when they made the bottle. It could ( being a dug bottle) use a tumbling. Thanks so much , I purchased your privy digging book, for helping me get into this fascinating hobbie. regards Dennis Klinkhammer

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From: Krkrelly

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 17-03-2005

 Hi looking to id this bottle--2&7/8''h---embossed--CPC--THANKS A

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From: EL69ER

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about a Cider Jug

Date: 17-03-2005

 Hi, Digger. I have a cider jug, it says "Sequoia Pure Apple Cider" on it. It looks to be a 5 gallon jug, brown glaze on top, with a spigot hole near the bottom. Can you tell me the origin of this jug, the history of it, and do you know its value? Thank you for your help! --Bob (el69er)

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From: Dana Wesley dwesleytel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Please help..

Date: 18-03-2005

 Hello, I found brown 3 in. in height bottle that reads ALANCASTERS INDIAN VEGETABLE JUNDICE BITTERS. COL SAM JOHNSON PROPRIETOR RICHMOND VA 1852. the next bottle is purple and 3 in. also. it is shaped like a genie bottle has a claw shape for the neck part on it reads Ball and Claw Bitters on bottom has Taiwan, Can you help to see if these are worth anything. thanks Jr. Bolton

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From: jenny townend jenny_townend.co.uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whisky

Date: 18-03-2005

I have a bottle of blenend malt whisky by John Haig it was bought in 1959, the owner who gave it me said it was distilled in 1939. Its a Dimple whisky bottle not openend. Wondering how much it is worth? Many thanks

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From: robertkelley westwindgoeaston

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Any Luck

Date: 18-03-2005

 Dear Digger, Wanted to make sure you got my e-mail from last week which included more info. and pictures. Any luck yet? Thank You, P.S. This was in regards to bottle found in window casing, Fort Bragg Bottle. Linda & Robert

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From: Sharon Maples honeste_vivere

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Box of old Bottles I found!

Date: 18-03-2005

 Hello Mr. Digger, First let me say that I am quite intrigued by your "privy" digging, although, I dont think that "I" will be embarking on that enterprise anytime in the near future...sounds a little yucky! I recently procured a box of about 30 old medicine etc bottles. I have been purusing your site and was able to determine the age somewhat by dint of the lip type as well as the pontil marking. I thank you for making this info available! I am really not sure of the value though. I have 4 small bottles that I am puzzled by. I believe they are druggist bottles they have measurement rules in "cc's" on them and have a ??rolled lip??. Could you tell me what or how to list these, as I am going to put them on ebay. I have already listed some, oh yeah, I have a bottle with the early screw cap lip, what was that used for. Thanks so much for you wonderful info and website! And thanks in advance for your response! Kind Regards, Sharon .....I have pix if you want to see what I am referring to.

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From: TammyBurrs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle found in Dnever

Date: 18-03-2005

 My husband dug up a bottle the other day and brought it home to me. The bottle is clear glass 7 1/4 inches tall and imprinted in the glass with raised letters it says "SPARK'S HORSE RADISH DENVER" one word at a time from left to right down the bottle. I have never tried to look up anything about bottles before, so this is all new to me. Thanks, Tammy

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From: David Christensen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: 100_0198, 100_0197

Date: 18-03-2005

 I found this bottle near the foundation of an old bar out in the desert that closed prior to 1953. The numbers around the diamond circle logo on the bottom are left side "4", right side "9", bottom "6", below that "EP1624". Can you tell me what it might have contained, what type of cap was used on it and when it was made? Thanks very much. D. Christensen Attachments: 100_0198.JPG 100_0197.JPG

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From: marleen fish herekitty123

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hero Fruit Jar information

Date: 18-03-2005

 Hi, my name is Marleen. I've been researching a jar that I found, but cannot get anywhere. I'm hoping you might have information. I have a blue-or aqua quart mason fruit jar with raised embossing of a cross on the front. The cross inside points do not meet and are not pointed, there is a space between each arm of the cross. Each arm of the cross has a letter in it, which are h-f-j-co. (we magnified to make sure it doesn’t say ca). The cross is at the top of the jar. The embossing underneath by line is: (1st line) "MASON'S (second line) "PATENT", (third line) "NOV 30th "(fourth line) "1858". The embossing on the bottom is "NOV 20 07 PAT" and the number "41". The jar has a ground top and has a strong shoulder. The seam goes to the top but not over it (BIM?) It has bubbles and flaws in the glass. I am aware of reproductions, and have viewed many pictures of them. This jar doesn't seem to fit in the descriptions of them. However, I have yet to see a picture of an authentic hero glass jar. I understand from Bob Clay's internet site that an authentic jar has the cross at the top of the jar, and the arms should have these letters. But can't positively find an definite description of a hero fruit jar. Neither can I dredge up much information on the hero fruit jar company-except that it existed and fought with consolidated fruit jar company for the patent rights. Hope you might have any information so I can identify the jar for sure, or you know a source for the information. Thank you for your time. Look forward to hearing from you. Marleen

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From: Ford.Roger Roger.FordSunTrust

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Larkin Soap Co.

Date: 18-03-2005

 March 18, 2005

 Dear Mr. Odell; Thanks for sending me a copy of your Poisons, Apothecary & Drugstore book. I appreciate all the time you spent researching and lots of pictures in this book. It's a pleasure to have someone dedicated to this hobby or passion for some of us. I purchased a Larkin Soap Company bottle at a flee market 10 years ago. I dug up two Larkin bottles. I did read your article on the Larkin story. It's was great to get some history on this company. The bottle I purchased is emerald green, 3 inches in height, square shape, smooth base, embossed Larkin (in a arch) Soap Co Buffalo, the lip is rolled, with another roller area at the bottom of the neck and the base bevels out, the glass stopper has the Larkin monogram and appears to be ground, and the mold seam goes to the top of the lip. The bottle is mint condition, no stains or cracks and the embossing is very easy to read. What do you think the value, rarity, age is of this bottle. I haven't found any information about it except your article. I paid $12.00 for it 10 years ago. Thank you for your time. I may send your appraisal form later. Happy Collecting and Researching, Roger P.S. I will keep checking your great website for your response.

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From: leesaw123

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1850 jenny lind flask

Date: 18-03-2005

 hello....i have an 1850 Jenny lind pontil bottle/amber...now when I went on other sites it would show the bottle I have, but not in amber. it states that any color besides aqua& clear are extremely rare. can you help me? here are some pictures of the bottle, an antique dealer told me it was authentic, can you please give me your opinion? thank you so much, lisa rummel Attachments: 

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From: DJsMomma99

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cobalt blue

Date: 18-03-2005

 This bottle has Philadelphia XXX Ale on one side, the other side says John Ryan 1866, Savannah, Ga. The bottle is about 6' 1/2" tall no marks on bottom of bottle. Respectfully, Peter Golden 

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From: Theresa Torres theresa6921

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: porcelain brandy decanter

Date: 18-03-2005

 Attached are pictures of the decanter that I am questioning. It is brass and porcelain. On the bottom is embossed see picture. The decanter is about 17 1/2 inches tall. brass at the base and the top. Serpent handle and cork and brass stopper. Can you give me an idea on the value and information on the decanter itself. I would greatly appreciate it. Sincerely, theresa --------------------------------- Attachments: DCP_0003.JPG DCP_0005.JPG ttt.jpg

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From: faizalh faizalhrogers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Antique Dutch & English Bottles

Date: 18-03-2005

 Hi, I would like to know if you are interested in buying some Antique 17 to 18 centry Dutch and English bottles. Please get back to me if you are interested or need any more information. Thanks, Faizal

 

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From: Anitareazin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: COCA-COLA

Date: 18-03-2005

 hello digger. my name is anita I have been collocation coca-cola bottles for some years now. I have been trying to find info on two bottles I have dug up under my historical 1919 home the first is a what I believe to be an original mobile root bottle I hope the photos will help you help me .can you give me the year and value of this root bottle? #2 is a bellingrath beverages. sorry I did not get enough shots of the bottle. but on the bottom rim it says mobile ala above that is 5l g w2 coca-cola bottling co. above that is 1 606 .i have more I dug up but these two are the ones I cant find any info on. you can e- mail me at _.anitareazin_ ( :.anitareazin) 

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From: williammcintosh8

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 19-03-2005

 Hi I have a bottle of roghainn nam-fear eolais 1963 single grain whisky in decanter whick is corked and waxed sealed date of distillation 14/8/63 cask no2 1214-1217 limited edition decanter no 265 would like valuation if possible many thanks Bill Mcintosh

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From: Randy bibinsvs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help please

Date: 19-03-2005

 I have a bottle that is a archer pol-mer-ik linseed oil bottles it is 8 inches tall 3.5 inches around the opening is round 34 inches copyright date is 1930 it is a brown bottle n all writing is painted on it in red blue n white paint it has measurments 3/4 1/2 1/4 on it also can you please tell me the value of this bottle it is in near mint c ondition thank you Rg

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From: Ron VandenBrink ronjanchartermi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old, unopened Jim Beam

Date: 19-03-2005

 Dear Sir - I have an unopend bottle of Jim Beam that appears to be from WWII era as it is round and the labels says, "The Jim Beam Square bottle has gone to war." How would I find the value of this? Thank you for your time, Sincerely, Jan

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From: Craig Carlyle Clarke craig.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Queen-O Soda

Date: 19-03-2005

 Howdy. I have just posted on my website some photos of the Sol Lenzner building where Queen-O Soda was made. Thought you might find it interesting. http://buffalog/index.php?title=urban_exploration_genesee_street&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 - Craig Carlyle Clarke --

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From: Berwinmcg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Larkin chairs?

Date: 19-03-2005

 Hi, You have lots of cool information about Larkin bottles! Do you have any books with information/pictures of Larkin oak chairs? We've got one, with the Larkin label underneath the seat, but I've searched & searched and can't find its match on-line. It is not a press-backed chair -- the top and middle rail on the back are both smooth. Advice for how I can get an estimate of its price? Thanks, knowing it's not your main field, -- Barbara

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From: Emmasquilts

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wine bottle from Charleston SC

Date: 19-03-2005

 I have a full pint wine bottle with emblem on the bottom base with a "J" & Wine 228. Can you tell me if I have an old bottle or what era this is from? The bottle has grapes & leaves made into the glass of the bottle. The glass is not crystal clear but yellow aged look. The top is a screw top not a cork top. The screw lid is not with it. It was unearthed from Charleston, SC. Thank You & Sincerely, Emma Phariss

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From: Bob Runo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wyeth's medice bottle with label and contents

Date: 19-03-2005

 I have a John Wyeth & Bro cobalt blue medicine bottle, 7 inches tall. It has the cork. The glass lid is engraved: "This cup holds a heaping dessert spoonful" and has numbers on the neck and cup to identify when to take the next dose. The bottom of the bottle has the engraving " PAT MAY 19 th 1899". It is very clean and in very good condition. Most of it's label is intact, and IT HAS ALL THE CONTENTS! ie: of Strontium Salicylate. Could you possibly tell me what it might be worth?? Thanks in advance Brooke Runo

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Subject: Antique Dutch & English Bottles Hi, I would like to know if you are interested in buying some Antique 17 to 18 century Dutch and English bottles. Please get back to me if you are interested or need any more information. Thanks, Faizal Attachments: clip_image002.jpg #23.jpg #24.jpg #25.jpg #26.jpg #18.jpg

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From: Nik MacLeod

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey

Date: 19-03-2005

 hello, I have a question and have exhausted all of my sources. I was asked what the "7" stood for in the Seagram's 7 whiskey labels. If you could point my in the right direction on where to find this information I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your time, Nik

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From: Steven Prisbrey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old dr pepper bottle

Date: 19-03-2005

 I found an old 12oz bottle that has billings Montana on the bottom. And is red and white painted in color. Do you know anything about this and perhaps the worth of such an item? Regards, Steven Prisbrey Utah Territory BDR Iowa Ave Ogden, UT

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From: lisa rester

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 19-03-2005

 Ok Digger. We have a bottle with the emblem of the devil on the bottom and the word PLUTO printed underneath. The numbers 997LS are printed on one side at the bottom seam. We have researched some and found history on the bottle. It appears that it came from French Lick, Indiana and contained a type of mineral water used for medicinal purposes and dates to early 1900s. We are nearly sure of these facts and would like to know if you may know the possible value of this bottle. Thanks for any help.

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From: leesaw123

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 19-03-2005

 Hello again........If it was an open pontil, does it mean it cant be real? Or could an iron pontil bottle, the mark on it, meaning could the residue be worn off? Where are you located? I would like you to see the bottle if possible....i will get close up picture on both sides...

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From: Dearne Whitten.au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Can you tell me about these decanter bottles?

Date: 20-03-2005

 Hello Digger, I don't know if you can help me with these or whether you are "strictly bottles" but any info you can give me would be very helpful. I have these two decanters and have provided descriptions for each. This decanter is Italian made with a beautiful "wave" design throughout. It does not have the name of the maker, only that it was made in Italy. I bought it about 10 years ago but other than that, I can't tell you how old it is. Stands at 15 inches in height or 38.5cm Diameter of base is 10.5cm and tapers to 3.5cm at rim. It also has 2 almost invisible seams running along it's length. In pristine condition, no chips or cracks. This decanter could be Italian made?? It has a typical Italian style design of assorted fruits, grapes and grape vines through it. It does not have any stamping on it but it definitely looks as though it was made in Italy. I bought it about 10 years ago but other than that, I can't tell you how old it is. Stands at 39.5cm in height Diameter of base is 7.5cm, extends out to a circumference of 39 cm around the belly then tapers to 3.5cm at rim. It also has 3 almost invisible seams along it's length. In pristine condition, no chips or cracks. Kindest regards, Dee. Fidelisque ad mortem

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From: Roxanne Heywood

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rheinpreussen and Rhens

Date: 20-03-2005

 Coming in late on the conversations but we're just finding the German wine bottles down here. Have attached the scoop on the Moselle and Liebfraumilch areas of Germany which are the Rhens and Rheinpreussen areas. And we all know about wonderful Liebfraumilch. I suspect that these bottles were carrying the juice of the grape, not water or gin. Curious that they're turning up now. Apparently you folks are digging yours up; we don't know where ours are coming from ...they're just turning up in collectibles shops. Thanks for the info on all the sizes. You are missing one "label" that we have and when I get a minute will shoot a photo and send it to you: Rhens. From what you guys are saying this "import" predates World War I. When I get a minute I will write one of the students over there and see if they can fill us in on the history. Rheinpreussen went through names changes up to World War II and even after. I guess as Hitler "redefined" the country into special areas for agriculture, manufacture and mining. Rheinpreussen I think is a mining and maybe even an oil drilling area. Whatever, I have to believe these bottles we're all finding contained good old Liebfraumilch at one time. We're in Virginia; Digger where are you? Interested in knowing where the bottles came in and ended up! sounded from one of the emailers that her bottle still had wine in it... groan. thanks for listening see the attached pdfs for more info woodsdale (Roxanne) Attachments: Mittelrhine.pdf Rheinhessen Liebfraumilch.pdf WelterbeRHENS.pdf

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From: mandy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Beams Choice THE MERRY LUTE PLAYER

Date: 20-03-2005

 Hi digger I have a bottle of beams choice. It has on the top Kentuchy Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90 proof 4/5 quart distiled & bottled by James B Beam distilling company, Clermont, Beam, Kentucky. On the front of the bottle has a picture of a boy holding a glass and a lute. at the bottom it has the title THE MERRY LUTE PLAYER. THe overall colour of the bottle is a bronze crackled effect. Printed on the bottom of the bottle is LIQUOR BOTTLE with the number 5 and the letter p in a circle.on the back it has a discription of Frans Hals 1581-85 1666 . The serial number for the bottle is 428309255. Any history and value on this bottle would be a great help thanks Mandy

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From: bill holtzapple

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: the cobalt Mexican Madonna bottles

Date: 20-03-2005

 Hello Digger I have been reading some of your past replies to questions about those Mexican Madonna figural bottles. I have one also and it is cobalt about 13 1/2 '' tall w/stopper and dated 1932. You did not mention what may have been bottled in these if anything?. Perhaps they were just sold empty for religious purposes? I like your site and now that I have found it I will be searching for more answers to some of my unusual bottles. Thanking you in advance Bill

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From: Invnone

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 20-03-2005

 Hi: Thank you for taking the time to review this. I located a brown 16 Oz Clorox bottle with cap recently. The entire bottle seems to be in good shape, no scratches, marks etc. Can you tell me what it may be worth. Also I am interested in the year of manufacture. The bottom of the bottle is marked: REG US PAT OFF. Thanks for your assistance, Jim

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From: EZaunbrech

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: kist bottle

Date: 20-03-2005

 My Dad operated a Kist bottling plant in Rayne ,La in the early 50’s. How can I find a bottle from that plant? I have found Kist bottles from other plants but never there. Ed

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From: Rob & Tish

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 20-03-2005

 I am looking for info on a bottle its label says Robs old fashioned rootbeer/so-da-licios the back says orange crush bottling co Brockton mass. it was dug up in Chatham mass I would like to know the worth thanks/i love dumping also

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From: Lee Armour

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle, beaker, pitcher

Date: 20-03-2005

 a.. size, 10 1/2" bottom to top of spout. a.. mouth of the bottle, pitcher type lip a.. bottom of the bottle, federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle, 1 in circle #58 # 57 D126 # 6 a.. shape of the bottle round 3 1/4" at bottom 2 1/4 at top a.. color: clear, it has 2 metal bands that holds a long spoon a.. would like to know age, rarity, value or history Attachments: bottle 1.jpg bottle 2.jpg bottle bottom.jpg

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From: T Ellison

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: avon bottles

Date: 20-03-2005

 Where can I go to find out the value of my avon bottles? Please help Toni

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From: Rebecca Byfield.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Information on bottles

Date: 21-03-2005

 We recently scuba dived a site near our home known as the bottle dump. There are literally thousands of old bottles down in one central location. I must say, I am now addicted to this site. We have brought up some relatively unusual bottles but have no idea if they are old, rare or just plain useless. One bottle has J A Sharwood & Co - Calcutta and London stamped on the side. One is a cobalt hexagonal bottle with Not to be Taken written on the side. Another is Eno's Fruit Salts. I also have a small, roundish jar which is kind of a lilac colour. ON the bottom is says Crosse & Blackwell - London England. We have also found a large number of different size and shape Bovril jars plus countless liquor and medicine bottles. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Rebecca Byfield Rebecca Byfield :..

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From: C21JPR

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1929 Seagram's pedigree straight bourbon whiskey

Date: 21-03-2005

 Hi Digger, I have an unopened one pint bottle of 1929 Seagrams pedigree straight bourbon whiskey. Does it have any monetary value?

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From: Tybeeis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 21-03-2005

 I have a old quaker bottle like the one in your web on the bottom it has d-9,174,64,m-1658

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From: Helen Braswell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: FW: #4

Date: 22-03-2005

Please look at the attached pictures and tell me what these two are. ; These are very unique and I cannot find anything out about them, even though I have searched and searched. ; I think that they are hand blown and they are from Amersterdam, Holland. ; I think that they also still have the original contents because the corks look as if they have not be removed. ; One is an elephant and the other is a bird with a very long beak. ; The label states creme de noyaux. ; There are no chips on either of these two items and they appear to be pretty old. Any information you can give will be greatly appreciated. -- three photos in this one the bottom of the smaller vase did not come out. let me know if you want me to take another Attachments: IMG_1418.JPG IMG_1417.JPG IMG_1416.JPG

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From: joyjohn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 21-03-2005

 I have a George Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash Whisky Souvenir Bottle 1/4 gallon in leather case it is still sealed with the 439913081 on seal. I would like to know the value of this bottle.it also states the first bottling October 1964, it is 90 proof. all information would be appreciated- Thank you Joyce

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From: Winddancer1211

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 21-03-2005

 I have a 3 inch 12 sided pale yellow bitters bottle. The embossing reads: A. Lancaster's Indian vegetable jaundice bitters Col. Sam Johnson Proprietor Richmond VA 1852. I cannot find any info on this bottle in the pale yellow color. Do you have any information on the history and value of this bottle? Anything you know would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, Rhonda Flowers Loganville, GA

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From: Shearskeyser

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Another Unusual Bottle found

Date: 21-03-2005

 Dear Digger, I have found another bottle I need your help with I have did some research and heres the information that I have found out about it Method of Manufacture: Machine Color: Colorless Size (in cm.): 22.0 (h); 5.6 (d) shoulder; 4.5 (d) waist; 6.1 (d) heel Primary Labeling Style: Embossed Finish: Crown Capacity: 6.5 oz. Overall Bottle Design: Cylindrical with a fine pattern of embossed crisscrossed lines forming a pattern of uneven, differentially-sized diamonds with small vertical lines in the center except for the neck/shoulder and body labeling areas. The bare body and neck/shoulder labeling areas were not bounded by any form of lines. Beginning at the heel, the bottle tapered to a constricted waist before expanding into the shoulder. Front Description Neck/Shoulder: Embossed - WHISTLE/REGISTERED Body: Embossed - WHISTLE on both right and left sides (90 degrees offset from the neck/shoulder embossments) with a smaller line below wrapped around the total circumference of the bottle that said REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. BOT. PAT. APPLIED FOR Back Description Neck/Shoulder: Embossed - WHISTLE/ 6½ FLD. OZS. Body: Embossed - See front Base: Nothing Manufacturer: Unknown But the difference between the bottle that I got some of this information from is different My bottle has patent applied for and there’s has a patent number So the Questions that I am asking is how old is it and what’s the Value?? The bottle is in great condition! Thanks for the other information on the other email that I sent to you!! Sincerely, Kimberly 

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From: SirDragnsI

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 21-03-2005

 -- I have just come an owner of this wine decanter can you by chance advice me of its value and background history

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From: ShirSg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 21-03-2005

 my-husband-dug-this-bottle-up-under-blackberry-bush-three-to-four-feet-deep-th ree-and-one-half-inches-tall-amber-bovril-4-oz-limited-508-on-bottom-of-writin g---on-bottom-of-bottle-it-has-a-40-u.g.b.--any-info-or-value-would-be-great-t hank-you-so-much-shirley

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From: Harvey Sternbach

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

Date: 21-03-2005

 Hi, I have an unusual Owl Drug Co. item; it is a metal (probably lead) skeleton sitting on a lily pad holding a 3inch Owl triangular poison bottle (applied lid). The bottle separated from the statue but the hands of the skeleton are designed to exactly hold the bottle. Have you ever seen/heard about this? It came from an Illinois pharmacy that went out of business 30 years ago. Thank you

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From: Chris and Jo Allen

To: Jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Designer Soda Bottle (1927?)

Date: 22-03-2005

 Clear DayHello We saw your site on the internet and thought we would drop you a line and a few pictures about a bottle we have. It seems to be a designer soda bottle, approx 1927. It is hourglass shaped, top band says "DOUBLE STRENGTH, middle band says "SUGAR", bottom band says "BEVERAGE". Some chips on the bottom, will stand up and seems in good used condition. Wondering what it is, and if you are interested in it. Chris Attachments: Bottle1.jpg Bottle2.jpg Bottle3.jpg Bottle4.jpg Bottle5.jpg Bottle6.jpg

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From: HAROLDALFRED

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jessen Bottle

Date: 22-03-2005

 I have two bottles with F.W. Jessen on them. They look like an old coke bottle. I got the bottles in Charleston SC.Tell me what you know about them. Harold Jessen 

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From: Stephanie solson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: California Digs...........

Date: 22-03-2005

 Can you point me in the right direction as far as how I could actually get into the bottle digging process? I'm not sure if anyone can do this or does it have to be permitted? Any info would be much appreciated! Thanks, Stephanie

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From: Becky Baxley MRSBAXLEYc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle query

Date: 22-03-2005

 I was searching for information on a bottle I have and found your site, and a picture of the exact same bottle I have and the question being posed by someone else. Is it rare? Is it worth anything? Is it authentic. On your site there is a picture of a clear violin bottle made by Wheaten, I have the same exact bottle sitting in front of me, its Marked Wheaton 1 N. J. on the bottom. Is the bottle pictured on your site authentic? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mrs. Baxley

 

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From: JANETIVINS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ARROWHEAD WATER BOTTLES

Date: 22-03-2005

 Hi I have two water fountain bottles circa 1929 One is an Arrowhead and the other is unknown which has a very ornate bottom. Can you tell me whether they might be valuable. I would be grateful if you could answer this for me. I note on your website that another person Lizzy 229 was looking for such an item. I look forward to your reply. ANN POWELL

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From: D C jeffdeborahcsbc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: 1877 Milk Bottle pics

Date: 22-03-2005

 Here is a few different views of the milk bottle I told you about, there is also a picture of several other milk bottles I have but don't know when they were made. If there is anyway you could get back to me by Friday I'd really appreciate, We're having a garage sale this weekend and selling several different antiques. Thank you so much!! Deborah Campbell Oklahoma

Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com wrote: I'd like to see a picture. Some early milks are like you describe. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: D C

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2005

 9:52 PM

Subject: 1877 Milk Bottle I have several old glass milk bottles one paticular interesting with a wire handle dated from 1877. It is in excellent condition. But I don't see a brand name anywhere. There is four raised stars in the glass around the top of the bottle just below the neck. The underneath side has the date 1877 in the middle, and above that a "K", below the date is a number, "2". Are you familiar with this style, who it was made by, and what it might be worth? I Appreciate any information you might be able to give me about this. Thanks. Attachments: 1877bottle.JPG bottomofbottle.JPG sideview.JPG insideview.JPG allmilkbottles.JPG

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From: James Brody

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 22-03-2005

 found 1 brown 1/2 gallon duraglass bottle-jug, does it have a value?

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From: Robdizzle08

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 22-03-2005

 I would like to know how much my Emerson Drug Company, Bromo-Seltzer bottle is worth

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From: Greg Juhl juhl_greg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 22-03-2005

 I got a bottle that has a picture of general washington on the front and a picture of a eagle holding a arrow its 11.25 inches tall ruff texture stars all around the cap below the cap the bottle flares out there is some letters on the bottom a 20a g on top of an e 70 1-b-1656 a ruff ring around the bottom around near the edge can you tell me what it is and what the value is if any thanks

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From: Tonegus

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 22-03-2005

 hey digger my name is tonegus and im new at glass colleting and I live here in southern California and cant seem to find a professional glass cleaner ...can you help? do you know any close to where I live? thank you glass pal tonegus

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From: Harvey Sternbach sternbacucla

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: question

Date: 22-03-2005

 Here is a pic; hope it comes ouit ok Digger wrote: No I have not but it must be a pretty good item. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: "Harvey Sternbach"

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005

 9:18 PM

Subject: question Hi, I have an unusual Owl Drug Co. item; it is a metal (probably lead) skeleton sitting on a lily pad holding a 3inch Owl triangular poison bottle (applied lid). The bottle separated from the statue but the hands of the skeleton are designed to exactly hold the bottle. Have you ever seen/heard about this? It came from an Illinois pharmacy that went out of business 30 years ago. Thank you Attachments: Skeleton with Owl poison bottle.JPG

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From: CindyLaCaz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Questions

Date: 22-03-2005

 Digger my name is Cindy my husband has two bottles .One is dark green and marked Aunt Ida The World's Greatest Mixer.I have looked on so many web sites to find out how old it is and what its worth .It's shaped kinda like a soda but the base is a little fatter and has scallops embossed around the neck.The other bottle i'm interested in is the Christmas coke bottle. It’s not a repo I have checked that much .But his bottle is dated 1923.I was wandering the worth of it. it’s in real good condition. In fact both are. would appreciate your input. Cindy LaCaze

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From: Marcie Roberts mroberts02

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old unopend bottle of kahula

Date: 23-03-2005

 Dear Sir: When I purchased my home the previous owner left an unopened bottle of kahula with the date of May 1937 on it. This bottle is in mint condition, it still has the price tag on it along with the seal over the bottle top and the graphics are the same as ou would see in the store today? Do you have any idea of the value and how I would go about selling it. Thanks you, Coby roberts

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From: John+Tina

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hamilton bottle from Mumby and Cosport, Trademark to app. to His Majesty The King

Date: 22-03-2005

 Dear Digger, I have found quit a few Charles Mumby & Co and Cosport bottles (Hamilton style) torpedo form , also a round form with rounded bottom and blob tops. They all carry the Trademark and trademark to her Majesty the Queen. We (my friends and myself) have only found 1 (with round bottom, that says to his Majesty the King. I assume its Queen Victoria its referring to, but am not sure which King : King William (1830 - 1837) or King Edward (1901-1910). I would be very grateful if you can help me, since we don't know why we find so many (Majesty the Queen ,and only one Majesty the King) . Is this a coincidence, or is it a rare bottle ?? Thank you again, Tina Oei

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From: John Glennie johnsahouseboats

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Liqueur Doppio Kummel

Date: 23-03-2005

 I have an old bottle of liqueur which has ³Doppio Kummel² and BUTON on the label and it has white crystals in the bottom of the bottle. It is a clear bottle and a clear liqueur. Can you advise how old it may be and what it could possibly be worth? Regards, John Glennie

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From: sherrybarnette

Date: 2005

/03/23 Wed AM 08:53:28 EST

To: waynesbottlebigfoot

Subject: dr.pierce hi I seen your web page and thought you might be able to help me.i have a bottle of dr.pierce it still has the label on it that says dr pierces favorite prescription one side of the bottle says R.V.PIERCE.MD the other side BUFFALO. N.Y.IT IS 11AN HALF onces.with the date dec.11 1906.it still has the cork in never been open still has all the medicine in it . thank you

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From: Cathy Stapleton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I'm curious about this bottle.

Date: 23-03-2005

 I bought this bottle at a garage sale, not for its potential value (it was only $1.00 Cdn), but just because I liked it. When I went up to pay for it, the people said that they had dug it out of the sand on the shores of Kluane Lake in the Yukon Territory, near the ghost town of Silver City. They said they had heard it might be valuable. There are no markings on it whatsoever. It has mold marks on it that indicate it was blown in a two-part mold. The glass is sea-green and quite bubbly. I find it strange that there are no markings on it if it is authentically old. I'm just wondering whether there is any possibility of it actually being old. Thanks, Cathy Stapleton :

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From: RickcorTampabay

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ginger ale

Date: 23-03-2005

 I found a picture of a pale dry ginger ale 1920 label Applefield Beverages on my search engine. l. Can't find out who put it on, but would love to acquire it. I assume in 1920 the soda was in a bottle. Can you help. My grandkids would love to see it as the company was their grandfathers. Appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks Helen Applefield

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From: hlcleveland

To:

Subject: 40 year old South American wine bottles

Date: 23-03-2005

 Hello Digger O'Dell, I am sending you some pictures of wine bottles brought back from South America 40 years old. My husband brought them back 40 years ago. chalky black color no label have 3 D faces of South American Indians on front of bottles say Lima, Peru on bottom I am curious as to the value of them or how to find the value of them or if they have any value at all Are they rare or pretty common?. What is the history behind them? After looking in www.dogpile search engine, yours was the first site that looked like it might be able to give me some answers. Helen *((( hlcleveland [] ____ ¸...¸ __/ /\____ ,·´º o`· ,/__/ _/\_ //____/\ ```)¨(´´´ | | [1] | | [1]| | |[1] || |l±±±± ¸,.-·²°´ ¸,.-·~·~·-.,¸ `°²·-. :º° As for me and my house... We WILL serve the Lord! Attachments: PIC00001.JPG PIC00002.JPG PIC00003.JPG PIC00004.JPG PIC00005.JPG

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From: Vkochman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Big Chief Soda Bottle

Date: 23-03-2005

 My friend recently found a big chief soda bottle, the bottle is clear, and the lettering is red. Theres a indian chief's head and it says Tracy bottle corp. But upon inquiring no one has ever heard of it. I was wondering if you could tell about it. It is really old I just don't know how old. Thank-You Victoria Kincaid

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From: Sandra AB .nz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: clock in bottle by Girolamo Luxardo

Date: 24-03-2005

 Hello, I have just read through your web site, and notice a few people asking you about the bottle with the clock in the middle. I two have this bottle with the label in front saying produced and bottled by Girolamo Luxardo - Padova - Italy with a Meccedes Clock in the middle made in Germany. My bottle also has the words Italian Cherry Wine and I still have the Wine in it, never has it been opened. Can you please inform me if this has some kind of value to it, with or without the Cherry Wine, also as a few of the People who e-mail you mention that the clock itself is a collectable item. I purchased this bottle about 30 years ago Any information would be grateful Many thanks for your time, and I look forward to your e-mail Regards Sandra R

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From: Glassonb1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 24-03-2005

 hi there I recently found this bottle in my back garden just lying around, the house I am living in dates from around the 1900's,if that's any help the bottle I have no idea, I have been looking it up on the net for the past while and no clues what so ever,it seems to be a bottle in a bottle as in the main bottle outside and then a smaller bottle inside I have taken 5-6 pics hope this helps all the pics are the actual size of the bottle,any help you could give me would be great, Mick burke. Attachments: old bottle pic1.jpg old bottle pic2.jpg old bottle pic3.jpg old bottle pic4.jpg old bottle pic5.jpg old bottle pic6.jpg

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From: Brent Eagan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: US Hosp Dept. Olive Color. Civil War.

Date: 24-03-2005

 Firstly, I love your website. I've been interested in purchasing your books. Do you have a book that compiles all bottles. I see you have many books. I am a collector that has just started and my Dad has bottles that he dug 40 years ago. I want to have a book that covers a vast range of bottles. Is this possible or are you considering having one book. My Dad dug this bottle over 40 years ago and I can not seem to get it clean. I'm wondering if the glass is just dirty inside. I've also heard there may be 'sand' in the glass. (Sand in the glass when it was made??) It is a "Dark Olive" bottle and says "US Hosp Dept". I see on the Internet that this is a desirable bottle. It is not cracked and is in very good condition. I was dug, again by my Dad. The bottle has a scare on the bottom that appears to have been flattened somehow. The size, design and top of the bottle are like the pictures attached. The pictures attached are from an "Un-dug" (attic) bottle that sold on ebay recently for 660 $. . http://cgi.ebay/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6156885345&indexURL= 0#ebayphotohosting ... http://cgi.ebay/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6156885345&indexURL= 1#ebayphotohosting ,... http://cgi.ebay/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6156885345&indexURL= 2#ebayphotohosting .. My Dad's bottle looks identical to this bottle (same color, same top, same embossing) but it has one large bubble near the neck. (has hundreds of bubble) I'm scared to try to clean it because of this large bubble. It is very very fragile in the neck area where it meets the body of the bottle. How would you recommend cleaning this bottle? (I've put bleach in the bottle for a few days and it did not clean the inside....Maybe it's not dirty but just the glass??) What would the value be? I assume the 660$ from e-bay is inflated because the bottle was not dug. Is this correct?

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From: Ann Gary

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 24-03-2005

 Can you tell me anything about this bottle? It belonged to my mother who died in 1981 at the age of 85. Supposedly it was found in New Orleans while digging at an old convent or something like that. Thank you for any help in identifying this bottle. Ann Gary

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From: P. Parker pippinsweet1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ask digger

Date: 24-03-2005

 Hi John, I'm a fairly new bottle collector, still learning about the hobby, and I came across this find in a thrift store. I'm afraid to put it on EBay without knowing what it is, it could be a perfume bottle but I'm thinking that it could also be a small apothecary jar. This pretty little jar stands about 8 inches tall and measures about 4 1/2 inches across. It is a yellow amber color. The swirled stopper is ground glass, and solid crystal. The based of this jar measures about 2 6/8. The stopper and the base are both clear glass. The entire bottle is hand blown in a gentle swirl pattern, and there are dimples in the glass where the base attaches. It does appear to be pontiled on the base. I cannot find a makers' mark. This bottle is in very nice condition, with no cracks chips or scratches. Some clouding of the glass where the glass stopper has rubbed into the interior of the bottle neck. Can you tell me anything about this little bottle? It's quite beautiful. I'm interested in age, rarity, history and value. Kind regards, Paula Connell Attachments: 

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From: giraffe1charter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Unknown anchor bottle - a bitters?

Date: 25-03-2005

 Hi Digger, I'm Bob Bray from Cadillac, Michigan. . I was wondering if you could help me out. I have a bottle that I am trying to identified. I am not a bitters collector. I only collect Michigan blob tops. The person that I bought this bottle from said that he thought it was a "labelled bitters" bottle. Here's a description of the bottle. It is amber in color and square in shape, and is somewhat similar to the shape a Doyles Hop bitters. It is about 10 1/4" tall and 3 " wide on each side. It is roof-shaped on the top with 4 slanted panels - each having a small embossed anchor. The bottle has an arched panel on each of its four long sides. Two of the panels across from each other are unembossed - for labels. The other two panels across from each other have a large embossed anchor that is about 2 1/2" tall centered in the panel. Any information as to what kind of bitters ( or medicine bottle ) or it's value would be greatly appreciated. It is not in mint condition. It has a small lip chip and some chips on the neck of the bottle. I'll try to email you some pictures so that you can see what this bottle looks like. I thought you might have a lot more knowledge than myself for identifying this bottle. Thanks. Bob Bray Attachments: 111-1185_IMG.JPG 111-1181_IMG.JPG 111-1180_IMG.JPG 111-1184_IMG.JPG

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From: Americo Ferrara

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fw: bottle value question - Boston MA.

Date: 25-03-2005

 ----- Original Message -----

From: Americo Ferrara

To: jaok20bottles

Sent: Friday, March 25, 2005

 3:41 AM

Subject: bottle value question - Boston MA. Hello. I came across some bottles while working in Boston last year and I was trying to find they're values on the web when I found your website on google. The description that came up was 1 of the exact bottles I think I have. Embossed down the front of the bottle is "JR Nichols & Co" and on the right side is embossed "Boston" and on the left "Chemists". The second is similiar in shape..embossed down the front is "Quinine Tonic", on the left side "BITTERS", on the right "ATWOODS" Do you think they have any value? Would it be worth having them appraised? Thanks for your help! Michelle Ferrara

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From: wood woodgcc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Alton Soda Bottle

Date: 25-03-2005

 Hi Digger I am a relatively new privy digger and have dug up a soda bottle from Alton Illinois. This is a aqua soda bottle with 10 side panels. It has an iron pontil mark. The embossing has "A. YOERGER & BRo ALTON. ILL." on the side. Can you tell me anything about it, I can not find it in any books. Thanks Mark

 Thanks Digger for trying. I had someone else offer $250 too. The best thing for me will probably list it on Ebay. Look for it on Sunday. Thanks again Mark ----- Original Message -----

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 Here is a photo! Attachments: MVC-888F.JPG

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From: Camerons velvetprtel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gurney's Lemon Bottle

Date: 25-03-2005

 I am totally ignorant when it comes to bottles, so I LOVE YOUR SITE!!!!! I have an old bottle with a cork stopper that has a metal ring to remove the stopper. It has part of a paper label on it that reads "Gurney's Concentrated Lemon....". Any info on age and value appreciated. Photo attached. Thanks, Mary Cameron Henning, MN 

 Thanks very much for the information! I've bookmarked your site and I have a feeling I'm going to learn a LOT from it once I get a chance to look around. I don't come across many old bottles, so unfortunately for the sellers of bottle books, I don't find it cost effective to buy books on the subject. I have to rely on kind and knowledgeable people such as yourself to get my information. We live in rural Minnesota, and the closest libraries don't have much in the way of bottle books that are good for a true beginner. Thank you again. Mary ----- Original Message -----

Subject: Re: Gurney's Lemon Bottle 1890s since the label is not all there the value would be $8-10 Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger ----

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From: David H. Hawksford colonial.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Michtner's

Date: 25-03-2005

 Hi , I found a small decantor 1/16 gal with the state of Md stamp, it has allot of dark green writing all around with a date stamped into the decantor of 3-D-42 #152, the bottle is still unopened. DO you need to see a pick or can you tell me about it with one. Dave

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From: Carole Posey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 25-03-2005

 I have the set of Alabama 1776-1976 American Revolution Bicentennial Waterfill and Frazier Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. There are probably 7 or 8 bottles and still full of the whisky except for one that evaporated. Is it worth anything or shall I just drink the whisky? Ha!! . Thanks. Carole

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From: JPmcconchi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Need bottle info, please...

Date: 25-03-2005

 My husband and I found an old bottle sticking out of the sand dune on the Outer Banks, NC in February, 2005

. It may have come from a beach house that was destroyed during recent storms. We know nothing about bottles, though we are collectors of antiques and other things. I guess I have never found a bottle that was of interest to me until now. So, maybe I will become a collector. I always said that if I get 2 of something, well, here goes another collection. We would be interested to know if you have any information of this bottle. I have tried the Internet searching for the company embossed on the front but have found nothing. Specifics of the bottle: COLOR: Iridescent amethyst. EMBOSSING: approx. 2 1/4 " circle - "circular slug plate" ?, part of circle is indented in, and part is raised, and some part is flush. In middle is a Trademark: Large A, with an interlocking L J in middle of A. Top half says: J. & L. ALTERMAN Bottom half says: 135-8th AVE. N.Y. SIZE: 6 1/2 " total height. 1 1/2" neck to top. 1 1/4" deep. 2 5/8" width at base, to 3" at shoulder of bottle. Mouth of bottle: top rim, inside diameter: 5/8"; outside diameter: 1". top rim: 1/4". bottom rim: 1/8". SEAMS: 3/8" wide raised seam from base to neck. Appears to have "whittled" lines around the neck. BASE: no marks, has an indented oval approx. 5/8" x 1 5/8". SHAPE: Rectangular "Whiskey Bottle Shape". CONDITION: inside cracks, large chip out of lip, chip out of base, chip out of back. WHAT INTERESTED IN KNOWING: What type of bottle and about the company, approx. age of bottle. Thank you, Jeanette McConchie Alpharetta, Ga.

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From: Bob iambobdreamscape

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fruit Jars

Date: 26-03-2005

I have bought from you before, and am looking for a price guide on fruit or Canning Jars. I just picked up 200-300 of them in an estate sale, and would like to know the value of the more interesting ones. Bob Fields :

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From: Brenda bgl1204cox

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 25-03-2005

 Hey, My grandfather was a "rock hound" here in West Texas. I inherited a bottle that I am trying to find out where it came from and if it has any worth or if anyone may be interested in it. I took the bottle to a seminar at out museum at Ft. Concho here in San Angelo Texas, and was told that it seems to be a perfume or water bottle that that was hand blown and could be at least 100 or more years old and maybe was from when the Spanish was exploring the area. Can you give me any advice on what I should do? Thank you, Brenda Lorey

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From: PhillipJrHenson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: historical flask

Date: 26-03-2005

 I have a canteen shaped flask about half pint size with pictures of mckinley and roosevelt on it and says {our candidates } on it . it is in exellent condition with no craks or chips and has letters u s on the back. I would like to find its value. thanks in advance 

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From: Marion m.willsonrogers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 26-03-2005

 Hello, I have a bottle that is made like a tall dog . In the front there are two stickers one say's triple sec 35% alc/vol. 700 ml. The other Made and Bottled by GARNIER Enghien Paris, France. underneath it is written Annee 197 Modele Exclusif N GARNIER Liqueurs France Container made in Italy. Can you possibly tell if it is worth anything. Thank you very much for your help. Marion Willson m.willsonrogers :
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From: jaycees1 jaycees1cox

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 26-03-2005

 I have noticed that a question was asked at least twice about a bottle with patents 1107541 107542 but you never responded. Do you have any information on the bottle as to age and value (if any)? Cindy

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From: blackwidow blackwidowsweb64

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 26-03-2005

 I found this old bottle and can not find any information on it at all was wondering if you could help me out please ? on the front it says the original 3 Centa drink and on side at bottom it says trademark reg us pat off min. contents 6 flu ozs and on bottom of bottle it says valpo bott works valparaiso ind all in caps with a circle around the words on front and back of bottle

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From: Dave Camilleri davecamillerigmail

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fw: Nolet Scheidam clay bottle

Date: 26-03-2005

 ----- Original Message -----

From: David Camilleri

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Sunday, February 29, 2004 5:18 PM

Subject: Nolet Scheidam clay bottle Hi I have in my possession the following bottle ( please see attached 4 pictures ) Inscription on the bottle is J.A.J.Nolet Scheidam. Height of bottle is 32cm and diameter is 9cm. Shape is round and colour is yellowish brown clay and glazed. If you could tell me anything you know about the bottle especially approximate age and history I would appreciate a lot. Thanks, David. !

 

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From: Martijn Helmer martijnhelmerhome.nl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Stoneware jug

Date: 27-03-2005

 Hi Digger, As we prepared the lawn for being build on I discovered an old stoneware jug. The inscription sais; Herzogthum nassau and there is a number on the back number is 24 we did find some info on the internet can you tell me how rare this bottle is and what the value might be please can you tel me more about this bottle als some pictures included on this mail!! hope hearing from you greatings Martijn helmer Attachments: 

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From: CSADOC

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: labels

Date: 27-03-2005

 I am trying to find labels used on medicine bottles and tins. I am trying to put together a display of medicines of the American Civil War. Will you help me. Thanks Jack

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From: J P SCIALLO thesiuman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Kummel Russian Bear Bottles

Date: 27-03-2005

 I have been told that the Kummel Bear Bottle is of some value. I do not know anything about them, other than I was told they held Vodka. In the past four years, I came into possession of three of these bottles, all brown. One has a little of the label left. The other two are slightly different... They have English writing in the glass (Federal law warning) on the back and the bear's hair is not as distinct. What can you tell me? Jim Sciallo

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From: Jeff Burgio

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 27-03-2005

 Can You tell me what The Phrase GIQ for beer bottles stand for? Thanks Jeff

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From: Starla Dulworth starlaonemain

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 2 Bottles

Date: 27-03-2005

 I found two bottles and I can not seem to be able to find much information out about either one. The first is about 5 1/2 inches tall, 2 inches wide in the front and about 3/4 inche wide on the side. One front side says "DR. PRICE"S DELICIOUS FLAVORING EXTRACTS" The color is clear, the neck is slender and the mouth is smooth (no screw top). The sides slope up into the neck. The second bottle is 5 1/2 inches tall 2 1/4 inches wide in front and close to 1 1/2 wide on the side. The front says "HINDS HONEY AND ALMOND CREAM" Then below that it says "A. SCHINDS CO. BLOOMFIELD N.J. U.S.A." The bottom says "A.S. HINDS CO 1C2-1A H 7" or "A.S. HINDS CO IC2 - IA H 7" The top of the bottle folds into the neck much like an envelope with the round neck fitting into the sides. It is a screw top bottle. I have tried to surch the internet and can find nothing about the first bottle, and nothing important out about the second bottle or the company. Can you help or lead me in the right direction? Starla Dulworth starlaonemain Why Wait? Move to .

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From: Carl & Suzanne carlandsuzanne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 27-03-2005

 Hello! I found your name listed on this website http://www.antiquebottles/questions.html#MiniJugs as a person who'd be willing to answer questions about bottles. I am hoping you can give me the correct terminology to use in searching for a type of bottle that I'd like to have. I have recently seen what is supposed to be an antique French wine jug for sale in a catalog that looks very much like--but is smaller than--a bottle that was in my family for many years. That bottle was ultimately broken, and I was always sad we no longer had it. http://www.wisteria/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=W127 Seeing the similar bottle in the catalog made me think that perhaps I could find another one some time, however, if I just knew what to look for. I was told the bottle was a vinegar jug and was found floating in the ocean during WW II. The neighbor (a naval officer) who gave it to my parents also gave them a couple of Japanese ship's lanterns that he supposedly acquired the same way, so my guess is that the "story" is accurate. I THINK the bottle came with a two-handled basket woven around it--but certainly for most of my life (now age 57) the bottle was just plain--so my dim memories of the basket may not be correct. It has been many years since I've seen the bottle, but I would have thought it was more like 24-30" tall and perhaps 18"-22" in diameter. While the wine jugs in the catalog appear to have labels, our bottle was plain. It was dark green, like the color of so many of the fishing floats, and had numerous bubbles in the glass. There were not so many bubbles that you would think it was a deliberate "decorative" effect. There was a circular indentation in the bottom (as the ones in the catalog seem to have), and the neck had a thickened area--maybe a half inch wide--like a collar. Again, with my dim memories from childhood, I think the edge of the neck wasn't smoothly finished, but relatively rough like it had just been broken off in the manufacturing/blowing process. I have done a little searching on the Internet and haven't found anything that looked like the bottle (except the wine jug from Wisteria catalog). Certainly, my searches on vinegar jugs have yielded quite different containers. My assumption was that our bottle was a WW II vintage bulk container--probably worthless at the time--and it was just tossed overboard by a ship's crew as trash when it was emptied. If you can give me any suggestions on terminology to use when looking for a similar bottle, I'd very much appreciate it. As you can tell from my email, the quest is a sentimental one. While a similarly-aged bottle would be great--I'd be content with a modern version as well. Thank you so much for your time! Suzanne Dawkins and Carl Ragland

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From: jaycees1 jaycees1cox

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re:

Date: 27-03-2005

 It has a lots of grapes and leaves covering the front and sides and across the top of the back. Thank you for your response ----- Original Message -----

From: Digger

To: jaycees1

Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2005

 11:35 AM

Subject: Re: Made for the Maywood glass company, Los angles 1937 $3-5 unless it looks different form the drawing. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: jaycees1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005

 7:54 PM I have noticed that a question was asked at least twice about a bottle with patents 1107541 107542 but you never responded. Do you have any information on the bottle as to age and value (if any)? Cindy

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From: Jhbarkwillw

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: decanter

Date: 27-03-2005

 I was wondering if you could give me any info on a mountie decanter made by bartons distilling company in bardstown kentucky. it s canadian mountie on the bottom of the decanter it has series a-1969 . we did find out that it had canadian mist in it. we would like any info on it . price? value? thanks for your help . heidi

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From: The Imordes

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Reagan and Imorde Whiskey

Date: 27-03-2005

 Ever heard of it? Have a picture? May have a relation to Coon Hollow Whiskey? Thanks. The Imordes 8 Alison Way Columbia, SC

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From: Rocstroud

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: DALE EARNHART POP BOTTLES

Date: 27-03-2005

 Digger, I have a case of bottles of Sun Drop pop, made in 1980 , their Full. They have a picture of Dale Earnhart on them . Are they worth anything more than the price I paid for them? THANK YOU AL STROUD

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From: Leesarene

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: brown bottles

Date: 27-03-2005

 Hi Digger I have several brown and clear bottles I was told they are very old and were from an early darkroom of a relative who did photography. this one is 8 inches high with a cork stopper the bottom says 1 right below that says M24. looking for the value of bottles like this .I have two more that a really big gallon size in dark brown

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From: Fran francesun

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old brandy bottle

Date: 27-03-2005

 I have a bottle marked medical department U.S.N sealed across the cap and on the label it says Bottled in bond under U.S. Gov't supervision Coronet VSQ brandy 96 proof 1/8 pint bottled for Schenley Distributors, Inc. New York, N.Y stock number 1-106-712 lot no.351-3 I believe it is from around the 1950's. It is full and sealed. Could you tell me any more information on it and if it has any value. Thanks Fran

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From: Debbie/Don

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Information

Date: 28-03-2005

 Hi there, I am trying to find the value for an Early Times Bicentennial Limited Edition "American evolution Bicentennial" Nevada Bottle. The paper seal has not been broken, the bottle is still full. I am also trying to find out something for the white bottle that says " 650 Jahre Hildburghausen " It has a circle with an X that has a W at the top, a K on the left of the X, a C on the right of the X, and a G on the bottom of the X. It has a black top lid that has a clear plastic ring around it. Any information you may have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Debbie

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From: gpierce9

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hoofland bitters

Date: 28-03-2005

 mon 3-28-05 1:20 am east fyi. an article that I found in an 11/2/1863 newark daily advertiser newspaper. Dr. Hoofland german bitters. I get the impression that it was for diarrhea ?? what did it taste like? what was the color?? was it really close to a liquor?? I could find your section about hoofland. the search does not pinpoint your info for this. thats for your incite. glen pierce whiting nj

 

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From: mcpschiller

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1852 A.Lancasters Indian Vegetable Jaundice BItter

Date: 28-03-2005

 8 inch amethyst with 12 sides Col.Sam Johnson Propietor Richmnd,VA A.Lancasters Indian Vegetable Jaundice Bitters applied lid pontil bottom enscribed WHEATONJ

See my article on reproductions

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From: Optiman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Kessler company

Date: 28-03-2005

 Hey there....I have a statue of a rugby player...on the bottom -front it says " Blended Whiskey-80 proof-72 1/2 Grain neutral Spirits...On the back/bottom ...Julius Kessler Company, Lawrenceburg Indiana". On the underside it says " Designed and MFG by, MATTIE ADVERTISING DISPLAY CO. 927 E ST. LOUISVILLE 4 KY......THIS IS A STATUE NOT A BOTTLE .THE RUGBY PLAYER HAS A CURLED UP MUSTACH HE IS ABOUT 12 INCHES TALL.....ANY INFO WILL HELP....THANKS

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From: Randyinmiami

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Request for info/help

Date: 28-03-2005

 Hello: I recently read an article on a website search for "Washbot." And read where a Mr. Bob Pasons stated that he never heard of another Italian Wine Bottle "Barotini" 1776-1976. Well I have news for him. I have an "Unopened, still corked, full bottle, light green with gold painted eagle, years, and hash marks, with all labels intact. Except for a partial upper green, white and red label. Is there any way that I may find a value for this bottle? Thanks, Randy The Bottle may be seen here: _Washington bottles, from Antique Bottle & Glass Collector magazine_ http://www.glswrk-auction/036.htm

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From: Emily Cox emily.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: vicks bottle

Date: 28-03-2005

 I am trying to find the worth of an old Vicks bottle. Under your June 2002 I saw a similar question and picture of my same bottle. But you posted no value. Can you please give me an estimated worth? Here is the picture you posted on your site. Mine looks the same. It is cobalt blue, with the word VICKS on one side and DROPS on the other. It has not cork or top. And is about 1 1/2 inches tall. Thank you. Emily j

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From: Bigpimpin1520

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hey

Date: 28-03-2005

 do u have anything on a dickle-tennessee bottle that was made in October 1964?

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From: Cath Cruickshanks cath_cruickshanks.co.uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle value

Date: 28-03-2005

 I have a bottle of BolsBallerina Gold Liquor musical and unopened, can you tell me its value? It was purchased very early 50's

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From: debtyrellfrontiernet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Vincent Van Gogh Self-portrait decanter

Date: 28-03-2005

 Dear Digger, I just found your website and I was wondering if you can help me. I recently purchased a Vincent Van Gogh self-portrait whiskey decanter at a thrift store. It is in good condition. The numbers on the bottom look like it is D984, 925, and the sticker at the top is 210395258. Can you tell me when it was created and what is the value? Thank you very much, and have a great day. Sincerely, Spring

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From: Donna & John phroper2fone

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 29-03-2005

 I have a Dr Mcmunns elixir of opium bottle its 4 1/4 inches tall with the writing longways on the bottle and a cork top it has Dr Mcmunns on it plus on the other side has elixir of opium on the other side I didn't see it in the listings on your page, can you please tell me more about it? I found it when I was digging a foundation for a room addition in savannah Missouri about 10 years ago. thank you, John Phroper

This brand was made for a long long time.  They come pontiled and smooth based dating between 1839 and 1906.  See the ad below.

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From: John & Lynda Nebauer .au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Purple bottle registered design RD No 717

Date: 29-03-2004 I recently obtained a purple schweppes bottle and would like to know the age and value if possible..as well as any history. Discription Approx 11 inches/28 cms tall Triangle in shape Front of bottle SCHWEPPES LTD Coat of arms.. with a lion on the right and a horse, perhaps unicorn leftcircle. Circle with crown on top in the middle has the words "honi oit oui mal pense". Ribbon underneath coat of arms has "dieu et mon droit". Back of bottle REGISTERED DESIGN RD NO 717 Bottom of bottle 2 This bottle is the registered design of schweppes us (not sure about the us) and cannot be filled or used __________person for any purpose what soever VR This was difficult to read and may not be accurate. the VR is joined. Thanks for any help you may be able to give me in this matter. Lynda Nebauer

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From: Tammy gcpintabians

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: of course a bottle question

Date: 29-03-2005

 Hi as I un-earth box after box of gifted item to me by an elderly lady (having my own personal dig in my home *grin*) I found myself wondering about this one in particular, a bit different, any help would be great Here is what I have got: It a liquor bottle of some sort 9 1/2 inches tall including tulip shaped screw on lid Has Holland type designs, two different ones and on bottom reads: Federal Law Prohibits Sale or Re-use of this Bottle along with: Liquor D-126 (just under and off the left of this number is a I with a circle around it) 5879 (off the side to the right of number 9 is the number 2) Glass is white with classic blue used often in holland type glassware. Again thank you any info is appreciated. I have sent a picture of the above item, never seen anything quite like this Tammy GoldenCreek Arabians & Pintabians When you're young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you're my age, you splatter.

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From: M. Dolan eaglebayunitelc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: leather covered bottle

Date: 29-03-2005

 Hello Sir: I have a leather covered bottle that was given to me 20 years ago by an elderly neighbor who was part Cherokee Indian. However this bottle looks more like it might be Mexican workmanship. However, I really don't have a clue! The bottle is 6 "high , which includes the neck of approximately 1 3/4". The bottle is round (diameter 5") and 1 1/2" thick. The leather is all handsewn and the glass is completely covered. The background leather is white. The trim and designs are red, blue, yellow and green. There is a red and white leather braided "strap" attached to the main part of the covered bottle and to the leather "cap" of the bottle. Extremely colorful. Any help you can give me would be very much appreciated. Thanks Mary Dolan

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From: Whisp0Mist

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 29-03-2005

 Hi Digger I came across your site while trying to find something out about this bottle. I was wondering if you can tell me anything about it? It's about 6 1/2 inches tall, the base is about 3 1/2 across and the lip is about 1 1/4 inches wide. It was hard to get good pictures of any embossing, as the bottle is so dark in color. The embossing in this photo is "FV" and on the bottom is I think "32" but I cant really be sure. The "32" is surrounded by 8 little raised dots that form a circle and there are a whole bunch of little ribs surrounding the larger part of the whole base. I hope I'm describing it ok, as I said, it was pretty impossible to get any good clear photos of the base. Anyway, anything you can tell me about the bottle would be great and very much appreciated! I have no idea what the "FV" stands for and I cant figure out what the bottle may have been used for, with the little handle on side. Thanks again and take care! Esther

 

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From: Murgolo, Betty (

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

Subject: inquiry...Heinz pickling crock

Date: 29-03-2005

 Dear Sir: I am looking to acquire a Heinz pickling crock. I saw 2 recently on Ebay. Could you possibly know where I could begin my search for this particular item. Thanks very much for any info you can give me, Betty Betty Murgolo / 

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From: roy lumley grumpyrivernet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 30-03-2005

 Hi I had not heard back from you so I decided to ask again which book do you recommend on ink wells that lists the majority of staffords inks. As well in your links as I was browsing I discovered under ink basics then common inks the amber staffords ink do you know where I can find its mate the cobalt blue to complete my set. Thanks Roy Lumley

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From: cricket deasjaii

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD WHISKEY

Date: 29-03-2005

 I have a bottle of crown royal from 1963 unopened and would like to know the value of it ,if any?Ithas the tape seal in tack.Thank you CRICKET

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From: Rickey sooners1one

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hi

Date: 30-03-2005

 My wife got this old bottl from her grandmothers house. I looked on the internet and can not locate it. thanks for the help. Rikcey Attachments: avon bottle.JPG avon bottle1.JPG

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From: JOY4ME93

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: statue of liberty

Date: 29-03-2005

 Hi I found at estate sale a Chianti bottle of wine, the bottle is shaped like the statue of liberty, it also has collectors number on it, But can't fine any info on it.The bottle has no date but says imported from Italy. So please if you can help me find some info on this bottle it will make me very happy because my husband says its junk thanks so much Elaine M Harris

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From: BLong0417

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 6½ oz coca cola hobbleskirt with ACL

Date: 30-03-2005

 Dear Digger, I know this bottle was produced in the late 1950's early 60's. My question is that the one I have was bottled in Kalamazoo, MI and I can find no information on either this bottling plant or the value of the bottle. Any assistance you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Bonnie

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From: J P SCIALLO thesiuman

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Kummel Russian Bear Bottles

Date: 30-03-2005

 Thank you, but do you know why two bottles have the federal warning and the one bottle does not? Is this possibly based on age? ----- Original Message -----

From: Digger :jaok20@bottlebooks.com

To: J P SCIALLO :thesiuman

Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005

 9:45 AM

Subject: Re: Kummel Russian Bear Bottles The oldest ones have the greatest value. they are not machine made and they do not have the Federal warning. Yours are probably 100 yrs newer than the valuable ones. I'd guess yours to be in the $10-15 range. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com http://www.bottlebooks.com / Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: J P SCIALLO :thesiuman

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

Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2005

 11:26 AM

Subject: Kummel Russian Bear Bottles I have been told that the Kummel Bear Bottle is of some value. I do not know anything about them, other than I was told they held Vodka. In the past four years, I came into possession of three of these bottles, all brown. One has a little of the label left. The other two are slightly different... They have English writing in the glass (Federal law warning) on the back and the bear's hair is not as distinct. What can you tell me? Jim Sciallo

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From: Carl & Suzanne carlandsuzanne

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: BottleQuestion

Date: 30-03-2005

 Thank you so much for the information! I appreciate your time in answering my question. Since our demijohn was broken after my brother and I had left home...and WE weren't responsible!...I was hoping I could ultimately find two--one for each of us. It sounds as if that's a possibility, now that I know what to look for. Having one would certainly bring back many fond childhood memories (ours always stayed in the unused fireplace in the living room, since that was the only place in the house big enough to hold it). It visually was a part of daily life. Thanks again for your help! Suzanne Suzanne Dawkins and Carl Ragland Columbia, MD

From: Digger

To: Carl & Suzanne

Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005

 9:58 AM

Subject: Re: BottleQuestion The term you are looking for is demi-john (demijohn) or carboy http://members./pristis/demijohnpage3a.html ----- Original Message -----

From: Carl & Suzanne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2005

 1:48 PM

Subject: BottleQuestion Hello! I found your name listed on this website http://www.antiquebottles/questions.html#MiniJugs as a person who'd be willing to answer questions about bottles. I am hoping you can give me the correct terminology to use in searching for a type of bottle that I'd like to have. I have recently seen what is supposed to be an antique French wine jug for sale in a catalog that looks very much like--but is smaller than--a bottle that was in my family for many years. That bottle was ultimately broken, and I was always sad we no longer had it. http://www.wisteria/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=W127 Seeing the similar bottle in the catalog made me think that perhaps I could find another one some time, however, if I just knew what to look for. I was told the bottle was a vinegar jug and was found floating in the ocean during WW II. The neighbor (a naval officer) who gave it to my parents also gave them a couple of Japanese ship's lanterns that he supposedly acquired the same way, so my guess is that the "story" is accurate. I THINK the bottle came with a two-handled basket woven around it--but certainly for most of my life (now age 57) the bottle was just plain--so my dim memories of the basket may not be correct. It has been many years since I've seen the bottle, but I would have thought it was more like 24-30" tall and perhaps 18"-22" in diameter. While the wine jugs in the catalog appear to have labels, our bottle was plain. It was dark green, like the color of so many of the fishing floats, and had numerous bubbles in the glass. There were not so many bubbles that you would think it was a deliberate "decorative" effect. There was a circular indentation in the bottom (as the ones in the catalog seem to have), and the neck had a thickened area--maybe a half inch wide--like a collar. Again, with my dim memories from childhood, I think the edge of the neck wasn't smoothly finished, but relatively rough like it had just been broken off in the manufacturing/blowing process. I have done a little searching on the Internet and haven't found anything that looked like the bottle (except the wine jug from Wisteria catalog). Certainly, my searches on vinegar jugs have yielded quite different containers. My assumption was that our bottle was a WW II vintage bulk container--probably worthless at the time--and it was just tossed overboard by a ship's crew as trash when it was emptied. If you can give me any suggestions on terminology to use when looking for a similar bottle, I'd very much appreciate it. As you can tell from my email, the quest is a sentimental one. While a similarly-aged bottle would be great--I'd be content with a modern version as well. Thank you so much for your time! Suzanne Dawkins and Carl Columbia, MD

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From: Brenda Sandy missinglevi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: NOwland's Direct Applicator Bottle Copyrighted with the # 25 on the bottom

Date: 30-03-2005

Dear Sir, My parents are the owner of a Century farm in Virginia. The farm has been in the family for over 100 years. Through those years the fields have been home to cattle, horses, mules and is now currently a produce farm. My father (Blake) was out plowing the other day... turning the land to prepare for vegetables. Upon planting cabbage, my mother found a tiny bottle (3" tall). The bottle looks to have had a screw top on it. The side of the bottle contains three lines which read: NOWLAND'S DIRECT APPLICATOR (COPYRIGHTED) on the bottom of the bottle is the number 25. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,

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From: Nancy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 30-03-2005

 Can you give me some information about a medicine bottle that I found. It's brown, 2 1/2 inches tall, has the words on the bottom, Franklin Products, 1845 with a star in the middle of it. It appears to have seams. I'd appreciate anything you can tell me about this find. Thanks, Dale Cook

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From: colinkindred

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old rum bottle?

Date: 30-03-2005

 Hi, I just found this old leather bound bottle. I think its a rum bottle because of the sailing ship scene on the front. It is a very cool looking bottle but there is no info on where it came from or what was in it. I was wondering if you would know anything about it and if it was worth selling or holding on to. Thank you. -Colin

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From: Carla Grytdal

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Octagonal Codd

Date: 30-03-2005

 Hello, Digger! Can you tell me about this old bottle, please? I have found out that it is called a "codd". But I don't know anything else about it. And I don't know exactly what codd means. There are certain places on the neck of the bottle where the glass has been, molded, to accommodate a glass marble, which is intact. The color of the glass is green. It says: "CHAS OLDHAM & SON, WISBECH" on on side On the other side: "E. Breffit & Co. LD ~ Makers ~ Castleford" On the bottom: "13317" What did it originally contain? Is it rare or common? What would it's approximate value be? Irregardless, it's a really neat bottle. Thanks for your help, Carla

 

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From: Brent Heighton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle/Vase

Date: 30-03-2005

  Attachments: Vase 1a.jpg Vase 2a.jpg Vase 3a.jpg

Digger Odell, I have a question about a blown glass bottle or vase I dug up. Color is dark cobalt blue. Base is somewhat rounded & has three sides with round shaped indention's. Neck is somewhat long with a large opened end which looks like a vase opening and has a string of glass that spirals around it from the top of the bottle downwards to about the center of the bottle. The bottom is round and also has a rounded indention, which contains a rough blown glass mark. The entire bottle is covered in air pockets. No names, numbers, or special marks found. I'm trying to find out how old this bottle may be & what it may be worth. If you can offer any input or put me in the right direction to someone who might know, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Brent...

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From: DAPOOLNURSE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 30-03-2005

 hi its me jaycob again and I got 3 bottles and wondering how much they were. the first one is 7and 6/8 has the same color as the hoods sarsa parilla. it says henry koehler. in the middle it says bottling works and the bottom line says pomeroy, Ohio. the second one is a 5 and 1/8 inch bottle. the first line says GREAT SEAL. the second line says the styron beggs co. the las line says newark,Ohio. the next bottle is 8 in and we can't find what it is. ot is brown with a corktop. at the bottom it says W.G. the second line says U.D.C.O. AND THE LAST LINE IS 17-1 WE WERE WONDERING HOW MUCH THESE BOTTLES WERE. also what the brown bottle was. also the great seal bottle had some dark yellow stuff in it and it stained the bottle so u can see what color it is and it is a screw on top .  this jaycob and the brown bottle at the bottom in the middle just said ud co by jaycob s warner

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From: Julianna Martin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: stoney fork whiskey bottle

Date: 30-03-2005

 Sir, I have a stoney fork whiskey bottle w/label. It says Mansfield drug co. proprietors. Memphis TN.. The bottle is square and about 61/2 in. tall w/1 in. neck . The mold stops before it gets to the lip of the rim. Please help if you can Thanking you in advance Julianna Martin

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From: eaglhi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dr kings

Date: 30-03-2005

 I have a bottle by Dr King,For coughs and colds. But my bottle says H E Bucklen & Co on both sides,is this a rare bottle or just an other year. Thank you Randy

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From: CCHR Images

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hello, I would like your help in finding some rare bottles

Date: 30-03-2005

 Hello, I am working on a nonprofit educational exhibit in Los Angeles and I am tring to find real drug bottles from the 1900's with labels. I am looking for barbituates, original Thorazine bottles, Ritalin bottles, LSD 25 vials, Valium and Librium bottles. It is a little different because I am getting these for an exhibit. I would really like any help you could give on finding these as it has been dificult so far. Thank you for your help. Sincerely, Daniel Kelly

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From: John Hire jhlc9796cox

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 31-03-2005

 I found a DP bottle, but I cant seem to find a picture of it anywhere on the internet. Can you tell me someone that can help me. It is embossed on the front and nothing on the back. It says Dr Pepper and then underneath it, it says King of Beaverages On the bottom is a stamp of the Circle A above Dr Pepper it says REGISTERED And underneath it says Artesian Waco Texas

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From: annette turner sweeties753

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOTTLE ?

Date: 31-03-2005

 hi , I know clorox bottles are not collectables, but I have a clear clorox bottle that has the raised writing on it I think it is a quart size , it has a black screw cap that also has clorox on it. the bottom of the bottle has the clorox trade mark, reg u. s. pat. off. everyone I know says they have never seen a clear one .can you tell me if these are rare ? I think by the clorox web page it was made between 1940 - 1950 because of the letters on it. thank you very much for your time, annette

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From: roljakshaw

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: painted White Horse bottle

Date: 31-03-2005

 I found a bottle (dark amber in colour) with a "white horse" (approx 2 3/4" from ear to hoof) actually PAINTED on the front of the bottle which is 10" high and about 4" across tapering down to about 3 3/4 " at the base. The neck is about 2 1/4" from top to where it joins the wider part of the bottle. On the reverse side of the bottle is an embossed tiny horse measuring about 1"x1". The white paint of the horse began to 'run' slightly when I removed the bottle from the wet depression in the ground where I found it. The paint of the image of the horse is still perfectly outlined and intact although a bit smudged. The bottle has a seam on either side with R 109 R 10 and UG(or it could be a be C) G on the bottom. I am having a difficult time finding anything like it for research and would appreciate anything you may be able to tell me regarding this find. Thank you in advance, Raleigh

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From: Joe Wenker JWenkerems

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 31-03-2005

 Sir, my brother has found some old , he thinks might be whisky. The bottle has raised lettering on top that says do refill or sell prohibited by federal law. On the bottom has numbers which are. D 24, then bellow that is 734 with some kind sqicule mark. It is half pint. Than you for your Hilpe.

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From: Mpnield

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Find

Date: 31-03-2005

 Digger: We recently purchased an old farm in N.W. PA and spent some time roaming the property this week with my 2 sons. We came across an area of broken class and bottles and my son found a bottle that was buried in the ground with only the bottom showing. On the bottom is the following: Wilen Bros. Inc.. Under the name is 164. It also has Philadelphia with a number 7 just above the city name. It is about 11 inches high, weighs about 1 lb, round mouth, mold seam is to the top of the lip but not over. Shape of bottle is pear-like. Color is clear and undamaged. On one side of the bottle there exists a flat area about 3 inches high and about 2 inches wide, somewhat in an oval shape. There are 2 seams around the neck of the bottle as well. One about 1 inch below the lip of the bottle and the other about 1 inch below the first seam. The bottle has raised bunches of grapes, leaves and vines around the midsection. Anything you can tell us about the company, age, history and any value would be greatly appreciated.

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From: Holmes Sid Sid.HolmesAndritz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 31-03-2005

 Hello, My wife and I have a bottle in which we found when we tore a old farm house down back in 1985 We found it going up the steps in a hidden space. It is light blue green in color and it has the following on information on it. PULMONIC SYRUP PHILADE-A SCHENCK'S Our question is the date of the bottle and estimated worth. Thanks Sid Holmes

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From: Thomas Irwin irwin_8736

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

Date: 31-03-2005

 Dear jaok, My name is Tom Irwin and I live in Indianapolis, In. However I hail from Elmira, New York and am back home for the weekend. I am writting you because of two bottles that a family member has obtained in the area. She was told that the bottles were "ship's bottles." They both appear to be quite old and are very sturdily made with both bottles being rounded on teh bottom so you cannot stand them on end. One of the two bottles actually has a small flat bottom that COULD be used to hold the bottle upright, but only on a very stable surface. I have done some slight research and am unable to confirm if there is such a thing as a "ship's bottle," however, it would make sense in hindsight for these to be designed as they are. They are not only necessary to be laid down on their side when they are put down, but they are also either weighted or very poorly designed because when you place them on a table, they will not roll easily due to one side of each bottle being heavily weighted. Have you ever heard of a ship's bottle or might you know of a site or location where I could do some research. I understand if you are unable to reply. However, if you are not, I would appreciate a confirmation of receipt in any case. Thanks very much for you're time. Sincerely, Tom Irwin

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From: hurdlens.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

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Subject: Richard Hudnut Bottles

Date: 31-03-2005

 could you please tell me if these bottles are worth anything, they are in very good shape and the box is too. only 2 of the 3 in set. Thanks. Rick

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From: VERNON MCGINN louson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Moses Bottle

Date: 31-03-2005

 Hi, I have this clear glass Old Moses bottle, On back shoulder embossed: Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-Use of This Bottle. Embossed on side lower back: FAC-SIMILE OF FIRST POLAND WATER BOTTLE HIRAM RICKER & SONS INC. On bottom embossed: R-61 9 S 5 3 Can you give me a date this was made? Thank you & God bless, Vernon

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From: Steve Hughes

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Schenley's Prohibition Medicinal Whisky

Date: 31-03-2005

 I have a bottle of Schenleys from prohibition unopened and still in its metal housing along with the "tuna" key to open it. The tax tag has "prohibition" written on it. It is 1 pint and clear glass. It is protected by the metal housing and I can not see the cap very clearly. I was wondering how much it is worth. Steve Hughes Hughes 

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From: Thomas White

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Found bottle

Date: 31-03-2005

 Hello! I recently found a clear bottle in my backyard that looks similar to a Heinz ketchup bottle. In fact it looks very much like the Heinz pepper sauce bottle on one of your site pages. But there is no writing on the sides at all. On the bottom is the brand 'Duraglas' in cursive letters, and some numbers. To the left of the brand symbol is '4'. On the bottom is '14'. To the right of the symbol is an illegible single digit number or letter, perhaps an 8 or 9. Under 'Duraglas' is EP-1672. The bottle does have a seam and I believe it goes over the top of the lip.The bottle top is very peculiar to me. No threads for a screw-on top, no rim lip to hold a bottle cap. To me, it must have used a cork or glass stopper or one of those stoppers held by a metal ring/clasp. (I've seen that some old Heinz bottles used a glass stopper) If you would like I can maybe take a photo of the bottle on my digital camera and E-Mail it to you. Please reply when you have a chance. Not interested in selling it, just wondering what kind of bottle and how old. Thanks for your help! -------Tom White.

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From: chastity fisher momma

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about bottle my husband found.

Date: 31-03-2005

 Recently while hiking on a nature trail in the woods my husband found a bottle. I would like to know its worth but cant seem to find anything about it online. Maybe you can help. It is amber colored, with a ring about one inch from the top around the neck. On the front it has "federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle" and below an "AA" logo with squiggly lines around it. On the bottom it reads d-9 68 f (in an octagon) 42 m-899a. Its a cork top, on the back a "flower-like emboss with nothing in the center and below that two lines horizontally as if label were there before. Anything you could tell me about this bottle would be very helpful. Thank you, Chastity Fisher

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From: DDVP44

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: AMSC bottle

Date: 31-03-2005

 I found a bottle in perfect shape with original cap intact under some mud in our back woods. There had been a long rainstorm and evidently it had been buried. I will look for more. The bottle is clear and the cap says "American Medicinal Spirits Company" and the bottle says "AMSC" and "1 pint." Is it worth anything? Maybe I should look for more. I gather the cap is made of lead because it did not rust so I'll take out the metal detector and search soon.... Thanks for your time, Diane Polsby in Northern Virginia

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