March 2007 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2007

From: Marlowe Baldwin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Water Bottle from Mb.

Date: 03/01/2007 12:49:01 AM

Hi Digger, I have a clear glass bottle with no top that stands8.5 inches tall and 5 inches across. At the top it reads WATER, then there is a well and near the bottom is pat. April 5 1932. On the bottom of the bottle is a circle with the letter I in the middle and to the right of the I is the number 3 and to the left is the number 5 and at the bottom is the number 10. There are no chips of cracks. Does the water bottle have much value? Thanks mb

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From: Cheryl Cox

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 03/01/2007 3:25:59 AM

 I found two bottles and I was wondering if you would know anything about the history and value of these items? the first one reads sass&pomy trade mark S&H Chicago ILL.there is no date when this bottle was made . the second is a small clear bottle that reads Omega oil its green trade mark , the Omega chemical co.New York. it also has a cork screw that is in the bottle and also there is no date. any information on this would be greatly appreciated. wo bottles and I was wondering if you would know anything about the history and value of these items? the first one ; reads sass&pomy trade mark S&H Chicago ;ILL. there is no date when this bottle was made . the second is a small clear bottle that reads Omega oil its green trade mark , the Omega chemical co.New York.it also has a cork screw that is in the bottle and also there is no date. any information on this would be greatly appreciated.

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From: KMilne66m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: re family history

Date: 03/01/2007 12:59:31 AM

Dear Digger, I am researching family history and have connections with 'Mahoney' distillers of Portsmouth, VA. Do you have any information eg trade names, size of company, dates of manufacturing, company expansion etc. Anything would be really helpful. Regards Vanessa Mc Alonan

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From: prince_richard

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 03/01/2007 5:59:57 PM

 hello, i have a rose tinted bottle 9.5 inches tall. it is emb. with malt beverage portner brewing co. alexandrea va. it also has the no. 3 emb. on bottom. no one will answer me. can you tell me age or rarity thanks

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From: guyst.com

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pepsi bottle

Date: 03/01/2007 10:54:31 PM

 I have an old pepsi bottle. It is clear glass. The top label says "famousfor over 30 years" The bottom label has an octagon shape. 12 0z.Pepsi cola bottling Company of Attleboro, MAIf I had to guess I would say 1937. Our house was built in 1926.Do you know?-- Guy VanStory- Sr.

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From: Dennis Osbo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: digginforinfo

Date: 03/01/2007 11:57:31 PM

 hey digger- I've been gathering a few horlicks bottles to display marbles-i'd like to learn more these bottles--like manufcng dates, their manufacturing place, types of glass, etc. what would be an informative publication that covers these bottles? thank you for your consideration dennis

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From: Sharon Moran

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: mouse exterminator bottle

Date: 03/02/2007 12:53:56 PM

 Hi, my name is Sharon and my step-mother has a bottle that she purchased at a garage sale about 35 years ago. It is glass and about 7 inches tall. The writing says: Mouse ExterminatorMFG. & sold By N.J. WiccintonWinchester, VaPat. July 30, 1918 Could you please give me any information you can on the bottle and what it would be worth? It is in perfect condition with no chips or cracks. Thank you, Sharon

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From: beth scott

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Zipps Bottle

Date: 03/02/2007 7:14:37 PM

 Dear Digger, The bottle in question today is a clear bottle that measure 5 1/4" in length, 1 10/8 " in width and is rectangular. The raised letters are the front of the bottle say "ZIPPS CLEVELAND, O. There are raised numbers on the bottom of the bottle 346. The neck of the bottle is about 1 to 1 1/8" (not including the lip). There are a few air bubbles in the bottle and the bottom front edge of the bottle has a ruff edge. From what I can see the seam line does not go all the way up to the lip. It looks like the seam goes just past the shoulder just slightly into the neck area and stops. I'm sure I don't have the correct terminology yet, but I'm learning. Could you tell me the value and any other information (age etc.)? I believe this bottle was made by The Zipp Manufacturing Co. in Cleveland Ohio but I don't know much else. Thank-you. Bethann Attached please see photos. I also have a clear creamed cottage cheese 12 oz. jar. The jar has raised letters "THE AKRON PURE MILK CO." on the front and raised letters "CREAMED COTTAGE CHEESE 12 OZ." on the back of the jar. On the front it has raised letters "M C" with a "T" bar in between the M and C letter. The bottom of the jar as the numbers 42. The two seam lines on each side of the jar go up to the lip but not past the lip or on the lip. I'll get the correct terminology later. The length is about 5" and the width is 3" (bottom diameter) and the top is 2 3/4" in diameter. Can you help with value and age. Also any history of the company? If only one of these can be answered I prefer value at this time. Thank-you. I have other miniatures and some very unusual bottles as well.

 

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From: T512m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: guitar shaped bottle

Date: 03/02/2007 2:20:52 PM

 Hi, I have a guitar shaped bottle, no printing on it anywhere, but it is covered with a brown and green leather zipper cover. the bottle can be removed. Do you know anything of this bottle, I have had it about 20 yrs. please respond. enclosed is a picture, maybe this will help.. Thanks Tina .

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From: Denny Chaf

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: umbrella ink

Date: 03/02/2007 11:25:39 PM

 I dug an open pontil umbrella inkwell today and it has an "R" on one of the panels. Can you tell me what it stands for? Thanks Denny Chafin

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From: Charles Marraink

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle in and old tin

Date: 03/02/2007 11:32:20 PM

 Hello Digger, maybe you can help me with some info. on this bottle in a tin. The tin has a key on the top ( like the key on the top of a span can), on the tin there is some writing )ONE FULL PINT bottled in bond under u.s. government supervision. There is a window in the tin where you can read Shenleys aged medicinal whiskey on the label that's on the bottle with the contents still in it. How old would you think this is and does it have any value. Thanks CN 

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From: Darlingindixie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Need help in identifying this bottle.....

Date: 03/03/2007 5:30:04 AM

Dear Digger, Enclosed are two pictures of the bottle I need help in identifying. There is no embossing on the bottle at all just wonderful esthetics in the scallops and squares that adorn it. The bottle is 10 1/2 inches tall. It appears to be a cup mold. The side seams are very prominent and stop bout 1/3 of the way up the neck. It is an applied double collar. The base of the bottle is smooth. The color is a deep orange to reddish amber. There are bubbles throughout the glass, some quiet large. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or scratches. I am guessing that the age of the bottle is around 1860-1870. The scallops and squares, neck and collar on the bottle remind me of the patterns on the Royal Pepsin Stomach bitters square bottles. Can you please tell me anything about the age, rarity, value, and/or history of this bottle? I would appreciate any and all information you can share. Thanks! Carole

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From: John Sillies

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cleaning bottles

Date: 03/03/2007 11:51:53 AM

I have a 1/2 pint milk bottle that is cloudy and needs cleaning. Your web site says you only clean your own bottles. I live close to you in Springboro, Ohio. Do you know of anyone nearby that can clean this bottle for me? Also, if you ever run across a milk bottle from Jos. H. Sillies Dairy (Cincinnati) I would be interested in purchasing it. My great grandfather owned this dairy in Fairmount. Thanks for you help. John Sillies Springboro, Ohio

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From: sharon nobbs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: southern comfort bottle

Date: 03/31/2007 11:11:44 AM

Do you know the value of

this bottle? Says 01 69on bottom. Thanks!

 

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From: Paul Devine

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Identification... H within a triangle trademark

Date: 03/03/2007 1:25:19 PM

 Hello Digger! I am somewhat new at this and very intrigued about Privy digging. I have yet, to convince my husband into getting into this field with me. But anyways, I have this bottle that has pretty good details on it. I am assuming it is a whiskey bottle. Details: It has a 3 with a z on top along with x vi on the top. The embossed trademark on the bottom is a H within a triangle. The mold seam goes to the shoulder as far as I can see. The other details above the shoulder make it hard to see. A chip is on the side and can be felt slightly with my fingernail, like something fell on it or punctured. It is 8 3/4"H and approx. 3 1/4" wide. Could you please tell me the age, maker, and value if possible. Thank you for your help! Amy --

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From: Derick Allen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 03/03/2007 4:48:46 PM

 Hello. I found a old whiskey bottle recently and I can't find anything about it on the internet, maybe you could help me. it reads on the label which is paper OLD '73 BRAND STRAIGHT WHISKEY. RAMSHEAD DISTILLING CO. CHICAGO. "A GOOD WHISKEY". the bottle I believe is a ABM from what I found on your site, (the cast lines go all the way to the top of the lip). but it appears that the bottom may be a separate piece. its one quart and clear the back is concaved there are 4 ribs going up both sides with 1 rib going around the front up high and down the other side. its 9 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide and 2.25 inches thick the lid is metal screw on type. there is not a tax stamp on the lid. on the bottom of the bottle is has a 9 a L with a circle around it then 238. It happens to be half full but does not taste well. it was found in the attic of my great great great aunts house. I hope I described it well. If you know anything about this bottle that would be great. Thank you so so much for your time have a wonderful day. Thanks again, Derick

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From: RICKEYNLINDA82m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: clorox and purex glass bottles with lid

Date: 03/03/2007 1:10:38 PM

 What is the value of a one gallon glass purex bottle and quart size with lids as well as clorex and cleaning bottles. The bottles are brown with a handle on them. I have a Time Magazine dated back in July of 1938 price of only $10 cents in fair condition. Please reply asap .

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From: CRICKET33N4m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pierre smirnoff

Date: 03/03/2007 2:43:34 PM

 i found this bottle at jenkins ferry the crown is on the front 1818 is on the back 6716 is on the bottom it is clear do you have any info*****

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From: CRICKET33N4m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 03/03/2007 2:50:40 PM

 i have also got a few more i would like to know about Listerine is on the top in raised letters on bottom is lambert pharmacal co. the other one is a bottle i found at jenkins ferry a tall clear bottle that has 2 wheat flowers on it and on the bottom it has 42 on the left and 4 on the right.

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From: Gene & Cheryl Griffith

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: gallon canadian club full

Date: 03/03/2007 9:51:14 PM

 Digger, I have a gallon bottle of Canadian Club whiskey, full seal unbroken. Where can I find info about its value or where to sell it.

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From: Harlan Abernathy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 03/04/2007 2:55:05 AM

I have a whiskey bottle that has cabin still collection 1967 on the bottom. Also it has D-379 and an I with a circle around it with 65 on the left side and 67 on the right side, then it has a 3 underneath the I. It is glass with a brown top.

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From: WATTSGENEm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: blankenhyems

Date: 03/04/2007 6:03:17 AM

i have a delft ( blankenhyems ) disty blue and white gin earthernware bottle , underside reads ; blankenhyems disty rotterdam made in holland delft blue scr hand painted 1140 r can u tell me if it is worth anything ? many thanks gene

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From: Linda Rose

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. H. S. Thatcher's Cholera Mixture Chattanooga Tenn Bottle

Date: 03/04/2007 2:30:17 PM

 Hi, We built a home on my grandmother old home place in East Roane County, Tennessee. During construction of our home we found what appeared to be a bottle dump in which we found several old bottles of various sizes, colors, and shapes. Most of which did not have any real identification. However, one bottle which is amber in color, about 4 inches in height has the following words printed in raised glass on the outside, "Dr. H. S. Thatcher's Cholera Mixture, Chattantooga, Tenn. Could you possible tell me the history on this item and it's approximate value. Thank you Linda Rose

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From: Kathy Rivers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glass bottle

Date: 03/04/2007 5:19:50 PM

 Hi, I have a clear bottle about 3" high, square with the words corn fly on it. I have search and cannot find anything about this. We found it when we were digging in on our land to build. Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated. Kathy Rivers

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From: KernCo88m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: duraglass bottles

Date: 03/04/2007 4:26:38 PM

 We found a whole "covey" of bottles in the ruins of a home built in the 1800's. They look like brown beer bottles. We don't know what we are looking at. Are they of any value or not? The white on the bottles is just light reflection from the scanner

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From: PinkMichelle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gilbeys Spey Royal dancing bottles

Date: 03/04/2007 4:42:12 PM

 Hi Digger, I have come across 2 bottles from gilbeys spey royal scotch whisky. I have had them for about 25 years and they came from my mother in law , so not sure how long she has had them. On the neck of the bottle is a label that say 12 years old. What makes these bottle unique is that they have a scottsmen inside the bottle and a winding key at the bottom. When you wind them up the man inside the bottles dance and plays music. There is a button on the side of the bottle you can press to stop the man from dancing. Both bottles are full and have never been opened. What can you tell me about them? There is also a label on the back of the bottle that says4/5 Quart 86 proofDistilled and (not sure what that says) in scotlandBottled and imported byOlen Spey Ltb. clermont offices cbinburgh Sctoland Thanks you so much for your help, Michelle

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From: PEGMIKm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coca-cola bottle patented in 1926..

Date: 03/04/2007 6:36:31 PM

 well i really dont know a lot about bottles but i would say that it is about 7 inches or so clear glass it also has soda water written around the top with property of the coca-cola bottling co. con.9FLoz the shape is round at the bottom and top and square in the middle it was patented on June 1st of 1926 in Lufkin, Texas we have done everything we can think of even called the coca-cola company in lufkin they dont know anything about it so i hope that you can help i will try to get a photo to you as soon as possible

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From: TOKEOm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question.

Date: 03/04/2007 8:02:23 PM

 Hi, I have one of these bottles and would like to know a little about it. I am helping out a friend who gave me the bottle to research. When they received the bottle they were told it came from a shipwreck and is pretty valuable. the overall condition of this is pretty good. I will attach a few PICS of this and I hope maybe you can help me out. thanks so much for your time Pete Ciccio

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From: Gregory Kelly

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Joe Gideon Whiskey Bottle

Date: 03/05/2007 1:59:14 AM

Hello I have an old bottle of "old joe gideon bros" Gold award st louis 1904, portland oregon 1906. It is of course empty but in excellent condition. It is approx 6" or 8" tall. I would appreciate knowing what year it was made and it's worth, for curiosity. What type of whiskey was it? where was it distilled? Was it sold here in Australia or arrived from America with travelers? Are you able to provide this info or do you require more information? Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanking you Greg Kelly

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From: john gadbois

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle value question

Date: 03/05/2007 3:10:57 AM

hi, I've had this bottle for 20 years. had pennies, corks, dry beans in it over those years. I'm not a collector, I want to sell it. no idea of value. tapped it with a piece of hardwood, no cracked sounds, or visual cracks. looks like a big water bottle.14" dia. x 26"h weighs 24 lbs. photos if you want.(embossed)(on bottom) (below) v(1928 )............................... top piece of neck & bottom w/ year/gal seem hand blown.( G )............................... 2 mold seams down side of bottle.( 12 )............................... light greenish/bluish tint, totally see through. thanks john

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From: Samuel Weiner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Doubled lipped cobalt blue early or mid 1800's Carters Ink bottle

Date: 03/05/2007 11:53:24 AM

 Samuel Weiner T/ Hi Digger, Recently my husband hit a privet in Manyunk. It had a treasure trove of bottles. Some of the bottles I've been able to research by their embossed names. Some names I'm not able to find. Anyway, This ink bottles is either worth a couple hundred dollars or a lot more, but I've only seen one in amber. Any information would be great Thanks.  Mrs. Dove Weiner

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From: Samuel Weiner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re Cobalt Cone Ink Carters

Date: 03/05/2007 2:35:56 PM

 Samuel Weiner T/A DOVE Digger I went to look at the bottle again. It's only one rolled lip not two with a cork still in it. Sorry Mrs. Weiner

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From: TammyBurrsm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coca-cola bottle

Date: 03/05/2007 6:55:58 AM

My husband dug up a 6 oz aqua coca-cola bottle, bottled in Denver Co. It has no patent number. Just says that it is registered with us patent office. I also found the number 57-61 on the lower side of the bottle. Is there any value of this bottle? Tammy BurrAvon .

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From: Ann Powers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Car Decanter

Date: 03/05/2007 12:29:41 PM

 I have a Norris Industries Race Car #15, I assume a whiskey bottle since it has the Bureau of ATF stamp , Tax Paid, #017522442, on the bottom and it is a white car with a blue strip from front to back with Bobby Allison, 15, Winston Cup sign on the driver side door. The complete top of the car lifts off for pouring and has a cork screw to keep it closed tightly. On the bottom it states that it is Another Grenadier original. Can you tell me anything about this decanter/bottle; year, worth, etc. Any help you can give me would be very much appreciated. Ann Powers

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From: Drina

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found bottle

Date: 03/05/2007 5:02:17 PM

 Dear Digger, I found your information on the internet searching a patent number. It seems that someone emailed you before about the same type of bottle. I just copied their information and pasted it. I found an amber bottle 10 inches tall. embossed on front with AA circled by bold swirly lines. above the aa just below neck of bottle is a warning " federal law forbids sale or resale of this bottle". the back of bottle has a horseshoe shaped embossing made out of 7 raised bumps of random size and shape. back bottom has 4/5 QUART bottom has these numbers. 3 3272 D-9 2 57 mTc m-25 b 2 b des. pat 128624 bottle is a rounded oval seams on sides over the lip of bottle can you help me identify this bottle? Sincerely, Drina

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From: bilsim1999t.net

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Selters Nassau #43 bottle

Date: 03/05/2007 6:42:39 PM

 Hi, my name is Heather. My husband owns a construction co. in Boston, Ma. He was digging in a basement and found a clay bottle, probably dated back to the early 1800's. The bottle is orangish in color, it stands about 14 inches tall, there is a round stamp on the front that reads Selters Nassau with an eagle in the middle. On the back, under the handle, it reads M. Num. 43. Could you please let me know the history of this bottle as well as it's approximate value! Your earliest response would be greatly appreciated.

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From: Sharon Moran

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: mouse exterminator bottle

Date: 03/05/2007 6:58:43 PM

 I will get it from her and make a picture as soon as I c

From: "Digger"

To: "Sharon Moran

Subject: Re: mouse exterminator bottle

Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 10:2

I'd love to see a picture of it. Without seeing, it is hard to judge value, but it is collect Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebookD

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From: "Sharon Moran

To:Sent: Friday, March 02, 2007 11:

Subject: mouse Hi, my name is Sharon and my step-mother has a bottle that s a garage sale about 35 years ago. It is glass and about 7 in writ Mouse Ext MFG. & sold By N.J. Winch Could you please give me any information you can on the bottle would It is in perfect condition

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From: BLAIR STONE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1937 canadian club hiram walker

Date: 03/05/2007 8:51:36 PM

 A FRIEND OF MINE HAS A BOTTLE OF 1937 CANADIAN CLUB HIRAM WALKER NEVER BEEN OPENED HE WAS WANTING TO KNOW WHAT THE VALUE IS?

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From: Vivian Payne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: raspail liquor

Date: 03/05/2007 8:53:33 PM

 I know this email is OLD, however, I want to know if you ever found an answer regarding if this liquor decanter was of value or not. I have the EXACT same decanter and want to know if I am RICH or not. If I have sent you an email in error, I apologize now. Thank you, Vivian Payne. I would like to find the value of this bottle of liqueur. It is unopened. The seal is still on the side, but has fallen off the top. It has the stopper in the shape of the officers night stick. It is 15 inches tall, approximately 19 inches with the stopper. On the back it says Raspail Liqueur 86 proof. Product of France Imported by Bols Distributing co New York 21/32 Quart. It looks black, but it is a dark blue in light. Thanks for your help Tim Shaw

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From: Mary Helmick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 03/05/2007 9:23:51 PM

 Hi, Someone gave me an old clear glass milk bottle with the letters "KM" embossed on the bottom of the bottle. On the side of the bottle are the letters: KBM Co. I can't find any info on this or if it is worth anything. Do you know anything about this bottle?

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From: Denny Chaf

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: umbrella ink

Date: 03/05/2007 9:40:52 PM

 The picture is as it came out of the ground. I have since cleaned it and it is a beautiful green color. I would appreciate any information you have. Denny

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From: Digger

To: Denny Chafin Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 10:20 AM

Subject: Re: umbrella ink

I am not sure, I have seen it before...Do you have a Pix? Digger

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From: Denny Chafin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Friday, March 02, 2007 10:25 PM

Subject: umbrella ink

I dug an open pontil umbrella inkwell today and it has an "R" on one of the panels. Can you tell me what it stands for? Thanks Denny Chafin

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From: william wesomene

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Medicine bottle

Date: 03/05/2007 10:43:42 PM

 Dear Digger , I have had a very hard time trying to identify this particular medicine bottle . Can you shed any light on who the maker is ....what it is used for ? I know from what I can find out on this bottle is that it is from around the 1940-1950 circa . Also if you look at the bottom of the bottle you will see a number ....I have the numbers from 1 to 33 . What do these numbers mean ? Thank You so much , William

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From: Jenn Thorman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about old wine bottle

Date: 03/06/2007 12:16:24 AM

Content Content-Id: Content-Disposition: inline Hi Someone gave me this old champagne bottle and said that it's probably worth money. The only thing he told me was that it's probably about 100 years old. I tried to do some research on-line but didn't come upwith much and I was hoping you could help. the bottle says. Chateau Monte Carlo California Champagne Naturally fermented in this bottle by the genuine world famous process used in the champagne district of France.M-C CHAMPAGNE WINERY Mission San Jose The bottle was manufactured by Duraglass and you can faintly see their name raise into the glass (incursive) at the bottom of the bottle. It is 13 1/8" tall. On the neck label it says. Spacial Cuvee Private Stock Any information you could give me would be appreciated

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From: Dennis Lukasczyk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1880 demijon?

Date: 03/06/2007 3:28:19 AM

Hi, As the owner of many of your books and a reader of AB&GC, I really could use some help. I purchased this bottle by mail through a dealer who claimed it was a 1880's demijon, At the time it was in cased in wicker so I went by his word as to what it was. I would like to know what you think about this bottle. It has many tiny round air bubbles and has no mold seams, or pontil mark. Any chance you could E-mail me back? I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You, Dennis L.

 

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From: Theresa Jennings

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 03/06/2007 10:57:25 AM

 I have a old bottle that I found here in Florida that say's Florida Store Bottle, embossed on the front of the bottle. And on the back it has A map of Florida embossed on it. It also has 5cents in a circle embossed all over the bottle, even the bottom of the bottle. It is a pinkish clear color, and says one quart liquid on it. Can you tell me how old it might be and what was in it? Thanks Theresa Jennings

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From: Robert Whitney

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Mr. Bostons E.G. Booz Bottle (WHISKEY)

Date: 03/06/2007 4:52:53 PM

 Hi just came across an old Mr. Bostons E.G. Booz Bottle 1840 is written on the bottle. The woman who gave it to me is quite old and she said it was her fathers. It has labels on it stating the original"old cabin"bottle...a collectors item is quoted at 75.00. I guess its not THE original. Any idea how old it is and how much its worth. ame across an old Mr. Bostons E.G. Booz Bottle 1840 is written on the bottle. The woman who gave it to me is quite old and she said it was her fathers. It has labels on it stating the original"old cabin"bottle...a collectors item is quoted at 75.00. I guess its not THE original. Any idea how old it is and how much its worth.

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From: DAJamDownsm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cinchona Calisaya Bottle

Date: 03/06/2007 1:58:25 PM

 We found a very old bottle with a partial label on it and something inside. The label says "Fluid Extract Cinchona, No. 140, Cinchona Calisaya Weddell (Assayed), Parke Davis & Co." The bottle is about 4.5 inches tall and is a dark brown (or amber) color. It is a round bottle with a round top that apparently had a cork. Much of the label is still intact. Can you tell us the approximate age of the bottle and if it has any value? Thanks. Tami Marks

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From: Jennifer Neace

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: franklin green and purple bottles

Date: 03/06/2007 11:10:27 PM

 my name is donna, my mother recently gave my husband 2 colored bottles one is dark purple approx. 9 inches tall. on one side it has a colonial ship with franklin printed beneath it. on the other side it has an eagle with looks the letter two or twd. the green bottle is apprx. 9 inches tall has an eagle with maybe wheat in the claws, the other side looks a lady with stars around her. i would just like a little history on them and if they are worth anything. thank-you donna

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From: Gail Kilroy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: george_156

Date: 03/07/2007 9:31:18 AM

I have a gazillion bottles and an old dumping ground behind my home. The edison oil bottles are all over, it was an old train track. Your site is excellent Thank you

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From: Gail Kilroy

To: bottleman book

Subject: Emailing: March 009

Date: 03/07/2007 9:35:07 AM

Just a few we have found and the rest are in cases Have a wonderful day.

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From: Joseph Lambert

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Torpedo Bottle

Date: 03/07/2007 9:43:47 AM

I have a bottle I found while diving off West Palm Beach Fl. I have no bottle knowledge whatsoever. The bottle is a Torpedo or Hamilton soda Bottle it is light green glass or maybe just clear glass and the only markings on it are a "K" stamped on the bottom. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you, Joe.

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From: Ncrum49504m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Grandma Wheaten's Hot Mitt

Date: 03/07/2007 9:00:43 AM

I picked up a jar at a local thrift shop. On the bottom it says: Wheaten Fine Glassware 1/2L 5 Not For Canning. It has a wide mouth with a rubber seal and a metal clamp and hinge closure. It has well yellowed label with Grandma Wheaton's in a blue ribbon banner, and grandma figure profiled, and Hot Mitt printed as contents I'm guessing. I have not been able to find any information beyond the Wheaten Glassware. Help? Many thanks. Norma

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From: Daryl Newell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 03/07/2007 3:13:16 PM

Hello!! I got your e-mail from the web. I have a bottle not sure where it came from or what was even in it at any point but it is clear glass with a cork stopper still with it the stopper is wedged into a mushroom shaped wooden cap as to fit flush with the edges of the bottle top. On the front of it is a circular emblem with Union Made C.B.B.A of US&C. Inside the circular emblem it is a smaller C over top a larger C with Co. next to it and on each wide of the emblem it says Trade on one side and Mark on the other. Below the emblem it says 8 FLUID OUNCES. on the bottom is 341 and a G inside a square. Any idea of what this could have been used for or even if it would be worth anything? If you have any info that would help me with this or at least point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks a million!!!

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From: Tammy Furrow

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Just a couple questions...................HELP

Date: 03/07/2007 9:48:26 PM

 Hello, I have recently acquired a few bottles and have a couple of questions.......First I have a purple bottle it says GERMAN BREWING CO. CUMBERLAND MD REGISTERED on the bottom. The side seam stops about 1/2 inch from the top of the bottle. It has several air bubbles. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Second.....a coke bottle that has straight sides, but the middle section of the bottle is kind of a rough pattern...it says coca cola....the bottom says beckley wv....any ideas. Any values you could give me would be greatly appreciated.....thank you for your time..... :)

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From: Joseph Bulanda

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wine bottle

Date: 03/08/2007 1:02:33 AM

i have an unusual wine container that also seems to double as a candle holder. i am also sending the picture if you could tell me anything about this, i would greatly appreciate it. age, is it worth anything, etc. the label says vino rosso conte italian red table wine produced and bottled in italy by centro esportazione vini italiani nobili - pontedera, italy: imported by consolidated distilled products, inc. chicago ill.

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From: Rayleen pon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: R.w.McClelland Ginger Beer Townsville

Date: 03/08/2007 9:19:18 AM

Hi, I was hoping you could tell me about this ginger beer bottle. It is a pottery 2 tone bottle with R.W. McClelland Ginger beer Townsville embossed on it. It is near perfect condition except for a chip on the lip. The colours are brown on the top & neck then it is a cream colour for the rest of the bottle. The writing is in black with a circle around it. There is a indented stamp which is colourless near the base of the bottle. Thank you Rayleen

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From: Tony Mace

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Big coffee jar

Date: 03/08/2007 10:46:20 PM

 I found a gallon sized clear coffee container. 8 1/2"tall, 6" wide, with a 3 1/2" wide round mouth. The jar is square with rounded corners. There is a seam that runs diagonal to the bottom, up the sides and clear over the mouth. The bottle is cast with these words all on one side. All the writing is straight and horizontal except the top line which is arched. Golden West Vacuum Packed CoffeeClosset & Devers Portland, ORE. Can you give me an idea of value and date. P.S. It is in PERFECT condition! No kidding! Thank you, Tony

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From: Daniel Promislow

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: The Double Line

Date: 03/09/2007 9:14:11 PM

 Hi. I found this bottle this week while renovating my kitchen. It had been placed inside one of the original walls, presumably by a builder back in 1939 or 1940 when the house was built (not sure about the exact date). I'm curious whether the bottle is valuable, though in any case, the story is priceless! Thanks, Daniel Promislow

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From: Daniel Promislow

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: The Double Line

Date: 03/09/2007 9:15:15 PM

 Here's the picture--Near Mint condition, I think, though a bit of dirt on the bottom inside. Daniel

 

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From: John Taylor

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Harry E. Wilkins Jr./Sr. Bottle

Date: 03/09/2007 9:43:33 PM

 Hi, The other day I found a bottle while digging at a construction site and I have been trying to determine the date of this bottle. I read past questions that people have sent you about this type of bottle but their numbers on the bottom don’t match in anyway to mine. If you would be so kind to tell me what to look for or where to look to determine the age of this bottle I would greatly appreciate it. It is clear in color, had no cap but looked like it was a screw top the bottle is 6 1/2" tall and 3" wide and seems to be a flask type bottle. The words FEDERAL LAW FOR BIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE on front along with the face of a man in a oval shape to the left of the face are factories with smoke coming out of stacks and to the right of the face is a house. The sides of the bottle have wheat shaped stalks (3) coming out of a leaf like shape at bottom. On the bottom of the bottle the numbers read D 230 next to that a triangle with the letters WT in it and next to that the numbers 12-5. On the next line it has M 1645. Around the bottom of bottle there are names written out that look like Harry Wilken Sr. and Harry Wilken Jr. starting from one side and goes around back to other side. If you have any info on this or site I can go to please let me know. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank-You John Taylor (My bottle is the exact same as a bottle found by a Mike something I saw on your site. Mine is in the same condition and I would also like to know the date) g

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From: richard

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 03/09/2007 10:33:16 PM

 i found a bottle embossed on the bottom pranzia brothers winery refilling prohibited 113 6 and center bottom a circle with what appears to be LM also embossed is 4/5quart. I love to learn about the bottles we have found. Old or very old. Thanks for you time.

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From: Donald Fad

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Booz Bottle

Date: 03/10/2007 7:40:26 AM

I somehow got one of these and I cannot be sure what I have. It's as follows: 1. Blown, smooth base - crure, stretchy top - looks like 1870s to me 2. Light Amber Color 3. Bottom is plain, with just a circular indentation about 2" in diameter 4. Bevelled roof corners - bevels cut slightly into second row of shingles 5. Door latch appears as S 6. Left shingle on 1840 line has a tiny circle on it (centered, slightlyleft) 7 I've included two pics. I'd appreciate it if you could help. It looks to me like a real old bottle. Don

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From: Thomas Dye

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 03/10/2007 12:29:07 PM

 I have o bottle that reads soda water property of coca cola. it is square sided with round shoulder and round bottom. The four sides have ccc in raised letters. Littlerock Arkansas is on the bottom. I have o bottle that reads soda water property of coca cola. it is square sided with round shoulder and round bottom. The four sides have ccc in raised letters. Littlerock Arkansas is on the bottom.

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From: Gpstelz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What is this?

Date: 03/10/2007 8:20:19 AM

Hi Mr Odell, I found this bottle under a house I was working on. It is brown glass. It appears to have had a screw on top. It is "smooth" on one side and appears to have had a label at one time. The other side is "frosted", slightly curved in and has a sailing ship embossed on it. Above the ship it says "Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. "Just below the ship is a rectangular space where perhaps another label was applied. Around the base of the bottle and half way up each side are embossed "wave" designs. The bottom is marked D 9 101-41 M-841 1A and has a symbol that looks like an oval with a trapezoid through it. It hold approx 8 ounces. It stands at approx. 7".I would have liked to send pictures, but my camera is kaput. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you, Skip.

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From: Sandee Kolos

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fw:

Date: 03/10/2007 6:17:47 PM

 dear digger, The bottle is dark brown with portugal on bottom front. ( J M DA Fonseca, INTER Azeitao 57 69 8A on the very bottom ) My mom would like to know if is worth anything. Thanks Sandee

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From: 7246224238.com423

To: Sandee

Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2007 5:07 PM

 

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From: Bob Hube

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hires Extract Mini Bottle

Date: 03/10/2007 10:12:57 PM

 Hello Digger; I have a Hires extract bottle but it is a size I have never seen before. The bottle is 2-3/4” tall, almost 1” square. It has a cork in the top. It looks to me like this was a molded bottle. On the bottom in the center is “I I” with a circular seam around this and the square outer edge. It has the embossing “Hires Extract” on two opposite sides and “For Home Use” also on two opposite sides. There is a seam on the neck, which can be seen from the bottle top down on to opposite corners. I can’t see if the seam extends down the sides. If it is seamed it blends in perfectly with the side. This looks to be half the size of the extract bottles I have seen. There is some residue in the bottle that looks like dried extract. The glass is clear and the embossing is clean and sharp. I cannot see or feel any damage to the bottle. There is only a small portion of the cork remaining. I have many of the extract bottles but have never seen one this size. I would like to know the age and rarity. Thanks Bob Huber

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From: JANEFICUSm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey cylinder

Date: 03/11/2007 4:41:12 AM

Digger found a 3 piece mold tooled lip clear cylinder embossed A Samuels& Co Wholesale Liquor Dealers on one shoulder and Chattanooga Tenn Jacksonville Fla on the other found in a creek in Alabama the lips damaged is it worth keeping thanx Dennis

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From: Donald Fad

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Booz Bottle

Date: 03/11/2007 8:47:16 AM

Also, mine would not be a GVII-4 because it has the two dots under St and itwouldn't be a GVII-5 because it doesn't have a blob top. The good reprothat McKearins discussed was also supposed to be of the straight roofed one. In your last e-mail you referred to a picture, but I don't know where it it. Thanks again. Don

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From: Digger

To: Donald Fadely

Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2007 1:38 PM

Subject: Re: Booz Bottle

 a.. GVII-4 Booz bottle with triangular cuts at the gable ends 1.. Cuts at gable ends (these cut gable ends are circled in red in thephoto at top right of this page) extend through second row of shingles onthe repro. The cuts are smaller on the original and only extend through thefirst row of shingles. 2.. Repro does not have a period after the word "WHISKEY" on the rightside of the bottle. 3.. Sounds like a repro to me. John

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From: Paula Bails

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pepsi bottle I found

Date: 03/11/2007 1:35:43 PM

I found this pepsi bottle a few years back and would like to know if you have any information about it On the bottom of the bottle it has DES.PAT.120.277 9 14A41...Anything you can tell me would be appreciated, , , , Thank You Me!!

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From: Suzybell1970m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1 gallon Liquore Galliano Bottle

Date: 03/11/2007 11:33:32 AM

I Have a bottle It is a 1 Gallon bottle.. It Says Liquore Galliano A Liqueur Then it has a picture of a Step Pyramid Speciality of Ditta Anturo Paccari It has A Crest to the left of Livorno Italy Crest has 2 Lions looking left and Right each lion has A Crown. The is a Picture in The Center of the Lions. With A Ribbon under the Picture ______________________________________ 1 Gallon Artificially Colored - Made and Bottled by 80 Proof DISTILLERIE RIUNITE di LIQUORI - SOLARO (Italy) from A Secret and Ancient Formula Exclusively for and Imported By McKesson Liquor Co. New York, N.Y. Also on the Front of the Bottle is A Pour Spout embedded into front with a Turn Spout for dispensing Liquor At The Top of The Bottle is A Label that says: DISTILLERIE RIUNITE DI LIQUORI _(letter missing). p.A.- SOLARO Color of the Label Around the Neck of the Bottle is Green White in Middle and Red m. Also Has The Cork Stopper With And Air Vent Hole in Middle Gold in Color... Then on The Back Side of the Bottle is A Soldier in Full Uniform with Sabre and Hat With Feather in Feather is Red hite in middle and Green om. ON the Bottom of the Bottle it Reads.. D.R.L Solaro (Italy) with Numbers 3785 Comes With A Lit Stand holding the bottle up Bottle is Approximately 2' 3" tall , bottom of bottle is 1' 4" round , neck is 4" round Stand is Approximately 1' Tall Bottle and Stand Together is Approximately 2' 10" Tall

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From: Kimberly Hughes

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ARCTIC FROST BITE CURE DISPAY OF 12 FOUND

Date: 03/11/2007 4:23:34 PM

 Hi I found a set of 12 arctic frost bite cure 25 CENTS still in their display and boxes what are these and how do i find more information, I will send pictures if you like THANKS

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From: Cindy Ross

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coca Cola bottle

Date: 03/11/2007 6:30:48 PM

 Hello, I have a Coca Cola bottle that is still capped with original contents. The bottle says "Trade mark registered bottle pat'd Dec 25 1923. On the other side it says "Trade mark registered Min. contents 6-Fl OZs. It also has St. Louis MO on the bottom of the bottle. Can you tell me if this bottle has any value? If so, what would you estimate it at? Thank you, Cindy Ross

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From: Charlene Wainright

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Blankenheym's Disty Rotterdam

Date: 03/11/2007 7:23:25 PM

 Hello Digger. I have a bottle of blackberry Liqueur that is stamped Blankenheym's Disty Rotterdam on the bottom. I found three other posts on your website regarding these bottles; however, you only responded on the site to one of them. The one you did respond on though was only 30% full &opened. You stated that this was not a rare bottle and probably worth about$15-20. You also did not give any indication of how old it might be. This post was from 2001. As you will see from my attached pics, the bottle we have has never been opened, the seal is still attached, and in excellent shape. We wanted to find out how old the bottle is, and if it is worth anything in its current condition? We know its probably not worth much (probably just the liqueur that's in it), but we wanted to see if it was old, and worth anyway. Thanks! Charlene M. Wainright

 

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From: Kay McCormick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bear shape bottle

Date: 03/11/2007 9:30:03 PM

 Dear Digger, I found a bear shape bottle with screw top. The label reads Smirnoff Mint Flavored Vodka. A stamp on the side of bottle with the number 08015100 on it. On the back of the bottle it reads Federal Law Forbids Sale or reuse of this bottle and on the bottom it reads R776 66-47 S. Please let me know what you can find out. Bear Collector

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From: kjbsparkyuth

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question Clarke's

Date: 03/11/2007 10:27:59 PM

 Hi Digger, I dug this bottle locally here in Jacksonville, Fla. I can't seem to find any information on it. It is Clarke's Prescription Pharmacy, Jacksonville, Fla. It is 5" tall, flared lip, seam stops 1/2" below bottom of flared lip. I enclosed pictures to help you identify and perhaps give me information on this bottle. On base is W.T. & CO. an A in center then under that is U.S.A. see picture. Thanks for any information you can give me on this one. I've dug many medical Jacksonville Bottle but never seen this one.

 

From: Kim

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jacksonville, Fla Medical Bottle Clarke's

Date: 03/13/2007 12:01:08 AM

Hi digger, I hoping you can give me some information on this bottle, I've included some pictures. It stands 5" tall with no a scratch, chip, just some haziness inside. It has 3iii on top and is Embossed Clarke's Prescription Pharmacy, Jacksonville, Fla. On base it has W.T. & CO. and A in center with looks likes tool marking or scratching when made under that is U.S.A. I've done many Jacksonville, Medical bottle but never this one. It has a flare lip, seam stops 1/2" below bottom part of lip. Any information would be appreciated, value would be nice to know or rarity if any. thanks Kim Brunet

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From: Dan Eskena

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: St Riviere

Date: 03/12/2007 12:25:05 AM

hello (again) wrote you in 2001 re this bottle, and never heard back, so assumed it had not gone thru....Bottle embossed.. ST. RIVIERE, LIQUOUR wasnt til TODAY that i see you answer questions on the website......duh.. ok here are pictures of this bottle. about 8" tall, and still sealed and full. any info appreciated, both from bottle world, and booze world... wonder what it is i have.. thanks again.

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From: wahsichu

To: JAOK20@BOTTLEBOOKS.COM

Subject: ? : 12-6-04

Date: 03/12/2007 12:58:00 AM

 dear Digger : in re:Woodwood77w 12-6-04Soda Water bottle I have one of those square-bodied bottles. It's full. cap TOP reads :Cherry Blossoms Soda ARTIFICIAL COLOR & FLAVOR CONTAINS LESS THAN 1/10 OF 1% BENZOATE SODA cap SIDE reads :BOTTLED BY COCA-COLA BOTTLING WORKS CHARLOTTESVILLE HARRISONBURG STAUNTON WINCHESTER VA [several numbers below these locations circle lowest cap-edge] lower NECK [where it joins collar above body] has six embossed (?) stars COLLAR [opposite sides] reads :SODA WATER CONTENTS 6 FLUID OZ. "square" 4 flat sided BODY BASE reads :PROPERTY OF COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO.PAT. DES. NO. 70281 BOTTOM reads :HARRISONBURG G754VA.3 [oval-enclosed "I"] 75. that's all I got & all I know I've had it for years : 20? 30?I think I pulled from a machine in Waynesboro, VA great site --- maybe this'll help thanks, Mike Jones

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From: Shepherd, Frank

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: MARLOW 1 GALLON JUG/CROCK

Date: 03/12/2007 10:55:41 AM

Hi, I have been trying to find out something about this crock ever since I bought it. It is a cream color stoneware with the word MARLOW stenciled across the front of it. It has a hose attached to the bottom and a hole at the top to insert the other end of the hose. It stands approximately 10 inches tall and is Ovoid in shape. I would like any information you could give me on this at all. Thank you very much Frank Shepherd

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From: Larry Newton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. J. H. McCleans

Date: 02/09/2007 8:42:37 PM

 I found a bottle years ago on our family farm while cultivating. I gave it to a pharmacist friend to display at his medicine shop. I recently saw it again and was wondering about it. It says Dr. J. H. Mcleans blood strengthening cordial and purifier do you have any information on this product thanks.

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From: Greg Dea

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Original 1915 coke bottle proto-type

Date: 03/12/2007 2:16:53 PM

 Digger, What a surprise. Thank for finally getting back to me. And thanks for your input. We did have it appraised 20 years ago while it was on exhibition in a Chicago museum. It was appraised at 15k back then so maybe it could get twice that on a good day in the present? Who knows. Sotheby's might give a shot. Anyway, There are not any digital pictures of the bottle so I'll try to have one scanned and emailed to you sometime in the near future. Best regards, Greg Dean

On Mar 12, 2007, at 10:54 AM, Digger wrote: I'd love My estimate would be low of $1 Maybe twice that on a good Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebook

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From: "Greg

To: Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 7:4

Subject: Orig

My name is Greg Dean. I am the Grandson of Earl R. design the famous Coke bottle. My father is currently writing a book the story behind the design during the time my Grandfather worked the Bottling Company. My question to you is that we have often wonder what value is of the 2 only prototype 1915 bottles in existence tod The Cola company is in possession of one and my father has the ot along the original sketching. I would be happy to give you more detail bottle itself but I would think the value of this kind of bot comes the fact that it is an original prototype and possibly the m recogni bottle in history. I am just curious as to your opinion since family debated about it's value for some time. Any response would I've attached the sketch that I found on-line for reference. You notice that the name on the patent is A. Samuelson who was the R Bot Company superintendent at the time. Although Samuelson direct grandfather to design the bottle, Samuelson put his

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From: Jeff Myers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: York Company bottle w/embossed nude women

Date: 03/12/2007 6:16:56 PM

 Patent number search for D 98178 indicates a F. McLaughlin bottle Jan 14, 1936, Two nude women on both faces holding panel with "York Company" with a "Y" in a circle mark. Can you tell me what the product content were nd if the bottle is collectible what would the approximate value be? Thank you Jeff

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From: Jim McWilliams

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Griffin Allwhite

Date: 03/12/2007 7:14:31 PM

 At least that's what is embossed on a bottle with a few remaining white pills in the bottom that I dug up last year in my yard. I have a few nice bottles that I have collected over the years but have never heard of Griffin Allwhite. How about you? The Google search turned up nothing.

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From: Smarcaurellem

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1908 vintage madeira and bols ballerina bottle

Date: 03/12/2007 8:57:44 PM

 Hello my name is Stephen, recently my father passed away and left a remarkable amount of antiques. Among those is a wine collection and bottle collection. I have 2 bottles to which I have questions. The 1908 vintage Madeira wine bottle is in great condition, never opened, the wine is still above the shoulder, the label is in good condition, made and imported from Madeira Island. Bols Ballerina bottle is in great condition, never opened, music box still works. If you have any info on these two it would be greatly appreciate, as I am busy evaluating many antiques from my father's collection.

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From: SOcCaGaL45882m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pepsi cola bottle

Date: 03/13/2007 11:56:25 AM

Hi i have the same bottle as this guy below and i was just wondering if you knew anything about it. Heres what the other person wrote: Hi Digger I hope that you can help me with this pepsi bottle that my brother found old glass Pepsi bottle without cap On either side is a different pepsi logo. On the bottom it's marked M-24-77-AHK. on the top of it it has the lettering NO REFILL AND DISPOSE OF PROPERLY It's a 16 ounce bottle and measures almost 8 inches tall. There doesn't appear to be any cracks or chips.

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From: snoozie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 12 1/2 oz. warner safe remedies co.

Date: 03/13/2007 4:46:00 PM

 My digging bud dug two 12 1/2 oz. warners safe remedies bottles, Rochester N.Y.. One is amber & the other is clear. They are 9 inches tall in good condition.# 489 on the bottom .Are these rare bottles? Value? Thanks Gary.

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From: Norma cit

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Questions!

Date: 03/13/2007 5:18:13 PM

 Hi Digger. I am new to this site and find the questions and answers very informative. I have a brown bottle, 4" tall, it had a screw-on lid (missing) and is the form of an owl. The only marking on it is the number 7 on the bottom. Do you have any info on this? I also have a couple of aspirin bottles with the raised letters on one side The Bayer Aspirin Co. Ltd. and on the other side the word INSTANTINE. I heard that they produced a liquid aspirin in the 50's(?) but it wasn't very popular so faded quickly from the market. Is that what this bottle held? Another 4" wonder is marked Dr. Bells Medical Wonder Kingston, Ontario. I know that veterinarians used to order this from the states up into the 70's but this bottle was from much earlier than that. It is clear but the glass has a bit of rainbow effect happening. I look forward to a response and thank you in advance. Norma Collins

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From: Ian Strie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: answer for your starlite bottlers question

Date: 03/13/2007 10:38:50 PM

 Hello. When I was about 12 years old, a friend and I bicycled to the Star Lite Bottlers grand opening in Saskatoon. At that time, they were the Pepsi bottler. I still have the souvenir ashtray, and a souvenir bottle but the bottle is in green. They were bought out a number of years ago.

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From: Margaret

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Amber bottle

Date: 03/14/2007 6:52:48 PM

 I have a bottle that is about 10" high, is a 3" square, and says A. McGinnis Company, Baltimore MD, on one side. There is a letter "B" on the bottom. Can you tell me what was in it originally? Thanks, M. McInnis

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From: Jose Miranda Jr.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Brown Bottle

Date: 03/14/2007 9:34:03 PM

 My cousin has a brown bottle, on one side it has H. Clay Glover Co. and on the other side it has Toms River, NJ. On the bottom of the bottle it has 5 a (with a circle ) 59. Could you tell me some thing about this bottle. It looks like it could be a medicine bottle. Thank You, Jose Miranda Jr. 

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From: rdhinmn fieldmai

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: one more thing

Date: 03/14/2007 7:29:01 PM

 John, I have located a CD with some backup material for my site, but my relatively new computer with XP does not read about half of the CD's I created with my old Win 98 machine. Unfortunately, this is one of them - I cannot tell what is on it. If you right-click on that note and download it, will it print off decently enough for your purposes? Like I said, that was one of the very very few items on the site where I do not own the original, so I cannot re-scan it easily. In fact, we have moved a distance away from where I lived when I put the site up, so it is not easy to borrow it again. Bob

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From: Bob-Kathy Hudson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coke bottle-Randolph Village MD

Date: 03/15/2007 5:27:04 PM

 I gave a buck apiece for two bottles that are very similar to one described on your site. My two are not identical but are close. They both have the "round-square" shape Katie mentions. Both of mine are clear with 6 stars and the words SODA WATER, under that CONTENTS 6 FLUID OZ. Those words are all repeated on the other "side" of the bottle. Both are about 7.25 inches in height. The rest of the wording they differ on somewhat: B1: All the rest of the wording is on the bottom as follows: COCA COLA BOTT CO. RANDOLPH VILLAGE, MD. around in a circle. Within the circle of words is: PROP OF, then possibly a squiggle with dot and a circle with a 1 or an I inside flanked by 3 on the left and 8 (I think) on the right, then PAT.DES. NO. 70281, then C1945 (actually the C seems to have an extra squiggle on it, G?) B2: At the bottom of the base is PROPERTY OF COCA COLA BOTTLING CO. on one side and PAT.DES. NO. 70281 on the other side. On the bottom is RANDOLPH VILLAGE, MD. in a circle (randolph village is together and then md is equidistant from the r & e) then C (G?) 754, then a circle with what is more clearly a cap I flanked by 3 on the left and 57 on the right and below the circle I is 4. (or 4-) Thats about it. Thanks so much. Bob Hudson

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From: Sharon Hill

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 03/15/2007 7:28:17 PM

 I found an old embossed letter 6 oz. cheerwine bottle made in salisbury, nc with a c in a w logo above the cheerwine. How old is this bottle. Thanks for the help. Hill

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From: Christina

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sam Thompson Rye Whiskey bottle

Date: 03/16/2007 2:30:57 PM

 Hi Digger - A friend of mine has an in-tact bottle of Sam Thompson Old Monongahela Pure Rye Whiskey - 100 proof, bottled Spring 1928 Thompson Distilling est. 1844, W. Brownsville PA. It is a one pint bottle and the label says it was made prior to Sept. 8th1917 By C.M. Johnston Distillery No. 19 1st District of PA. It was bottled in bond at Distillery No. 2 --1st Dist. PA Permit No. PA P14 The label says "For Medicinal Purposes Only" The bottle is full and never been opened so it holds the original whiskey. I don't have a picture of it, but it is very clear print on the label, old and worn in spots. The stamp across the top is coming up on one side and the cork is still in tact. Can you tell us anything about this product or the price of the bottle and it contents. Is there an outlet for selling old whiskey to collectors? Christina Cutshaw

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From: j.boncela

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question

Date: 03/16/2007 8:32:40 PM

 Hi, I have a apple green 24 oz bottle with the inscription on the front that says "THE EASTEND BOTTLING WORKS CLEVELAND, O TREADEMARK EEBW REGISTERED" any idea on who and from when they were? I have had no luck in researching.Regards, Joe BoncelaSeven Hills Ohio Attachment N1: Shortcut to Picture 864.jpg (2).lnk

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From: Denise Landis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Misspelled Peanut Putter Jar

Date: 03/16/2007 9:49:44 PM

 Digger, we have a 1 lb clear glass Jumbo peanut butter jar that actually says PEANUT PUTTER... is that a misspelling? Or was there such a product? I have done every search I can think of and can find no information on this on the web. This jar has diagonal ribbing except for a section on the back side that's 2" tall by 3" wide... maybe for a label? It has a picture of an elephant on the front and contains all of the following: J U M B O BRAND - 1 LB - PEANUT PUTTER - MADE FROM NO 1 SPANISH AND NO 1 VIRGINIA PEANUTS, SALT ADDED - THE FRANK TEA & SPICE CO - CINCINNATI, O. On the bottom is says "ALL THE CHILDREN LIKE J U M B O" - and a number "2" Thanks!

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From: Richard/Jessie Mishler

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wilbro inc Decanter

Date: 03/17/2007 8:28:28 AM

 Digger I have a decanter with Wilbro Inc 1979 Tiger No 1 on the bottom and can find no information about Wilbro to establish a value for this decanter. I collect figural decanters and this is the only one I cannot find any information on. any help you can give me will be appreciated Richard

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From: LANCE KUNZER SR

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 03/17/2007 10:52:38 AM

 i have a bottle of cherry marnier in a red velvet bottle from 1968 and a bottle of lavielle cure. what is it's worth lance kunzer sr

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From: FARMERSm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hi digger. (full 1 pint bottle of old hermitage bourbon distilled 1916)

Date: 03/17/2007 7:24:51 AM

i have a full sealed 1 pint bottle of old hermitage bourbon similar to the one i found on your web page. thank for the history. the bottle is in surprisingly great condition and is also in a box that is in great condition. the seal states the bourbon was distilled in 1916 and bottled in 1927 under supervision of the internal revenue service for medicinal purposes only. i will need to take some digital photos and email them to you. i just moved and my camera is buried in one of the boxes. please let me know what you think. best regards, jim mcnicholasp

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From: Michael and Georgi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Southern Dairies milk bottle

Date: 03/17/2007 11:45:27 AM

I have a clear glass milk bottle that has "Southern Dairies" in an oval with a raised rectangle behind it on the front. On the back is raised "ONE QUART". Below this at the very bottom of the bottle there is a raised "BB48". There is no paint or color on the bottle. On the bottom of the bottle is a large raised "SD". with the following "PAT.NOV.22.27.1650440". Can you tell me about how old this bottle is and what it is worth? Thanks, Georgi

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From: Ann Nichols

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 03/17/2007 12:02:29 PM

 I am wondering if you could tell me about a bottle I bought at a yard sale. It is a round crystal ball shape that starts at the top with nubs around it and going the the rest it has wave shapes. On the very bottom of it it is stamped with Desreq US Pat Office. Can you help me with this? Thanks, Ann

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From: NHGSGm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1908 Clicquot-Club bottle

Date: 03/17/2007 9:47:48 AM

This is a picture of the bottle in question. I have tried to research it through my search engine but I am only finding information bottles and cans dating from the 1940's-50's. I also learned that it was a ginger-ale. The bottle's embossing is as follows: CELEBRRATED Clicquot-Club TRADEMARK REGISTERED BEVERAGE MADE IN AMERICA--------- ----- 1908 "Clicquot-Club" is in a slightly slanted, fancier writing and all of the writing is centered on the front of the bottle (the two lines are solid). There is nothing is on the back. The bottom has the numbers 911 or 116, depending on which way it is held. There is NOT the reddish/gold color that you show on your bottle-bottom examples only a circle about an inch and a half across. The bottle stands about 10" tall and in about 8" around (or 4" across). There is a seam that runs along the bottles center (on the left and right of the writing) from the opening to the bottom where it stops at the circle. I believe the glass would have been clear originally but it now is taking on a light pink color. The bottle appears to be in fairly good condition although there are three spots where it is evident that the bottle was some how dinged. These marks have a pretty rainbow effect and fortunately the glass is not in anyway broken or chipped- the areas are still smooth. Also, there are some bubbles in the actual glass wall. The bottle sits slightly tilted and a bit wobbly. I am curious to know, was this bottle made in 1908? Was it a common bottle? Are there still a lot around? How much do you estimate it to be worth? Thank you for any help you can provide and I appreciate you taking the time to read my e-mail, Sarena

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From: Stewart dog

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Moonshine bottle with lightning bolt on bottle

Date: 03/17/2007 1:54:30 PM

I saw a History Channel show on Moonshine, They showed a bottle of legal moonshine with a lightning bolt molded into the bottle below the neck, Can you tell me what brand of moonshine it is, I think it may be Virginia Lightning but I'm not sure, Thanks, Paul S.

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From: Shorebird0m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Amber Bottle with Sailors

Date: 03/17/2007 11:37:18 AM

 Hello Digger, First, I love your site. Last week I put in a search and came up with an old posting describing my bottle. However my bottle has no cork and it does have a chip on the side at the bottom. The numbers on the bottom are different. Mine has a 6 on the left of the diamond symbol, a 12 below, and a 4 on the right. Can you tell me the age, rarity, value and any history on this bottle. I found it in an old rural abandon lot that has been a dump for ages for a small group of homes located on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Thanks, Jenny See Photo attached Posting from 2001==== I have a brown glass bottle that looks like it may have been a whiskey bottle or something. It is about 7 1/2 in tall, 4 1/2 in wide, and 1 3/4 in thick. The front of the bottle has what looks like some sort of sailor or discoverer with a large blank oval (2 1/4 in wide, 1 1/4 in tall) that looks like it may have been a place for a label. It has a sail, clouds, water, rigging, and 3 other sailors. On the back, it has a 2 X 2 3/4 in open space (possibly for a label) and a space below it (2 3/4 X 3/4 in) possibly for a label. It has two large ships, one on each side of the large blank. Water below the blanks. On the bottom is a sideways diamond with a dot in the center and a zero or an oval over the diamond. There is a zero on the left of the symbol, a 7 below, and a 7 to the right. The mouth of the bottle is a circle. It measures 1 in from outside to outside of the mouth and the opening is 5/8 in wide. The mold seam goes over the top of the lip. The bottle is corked, but we are not sure if the cork is original. A little over an inch from the top of the bottle, it has threads. We would like to know what this bottle was used for and how old it is. RGM The mark on the base sounds a lot like an Owens mark used from 1929 through the 1960s but I am not sure. I would also guess without seeing the bottle that it is a whiskey bottle. The reason I think so is the presence of both a cork top and threads. the threads would have been to hold a tin or aluminum cap which could have functioned as a shot glass. This style top would have been found on whiskeys. The lack of the "Federal Law Prohibits the Reuse or Resale" statement suggests the bottle to have been made either over seas or pre-prohibition. A picture would be helpful. Digger

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From: Mickied

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fw: BottleQuestion

Date: 03/17/2007 5:07:47 PM

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

From: Mickied2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2006 2:47 PM

Subject: BottleQuestion

In my capacity for limited research, I cannot find the bottle I am send pictures of.1. It is 9" high2. On the sides are (in caps) D.P.B. CO.3. On one bottom edge: 8 Fl. Ozs. On the opposite edge: Safford, Ariz.4. Bottom of bottle: L.G. 3 85. Crown top6. According to what I can read, it is in vey good to excellent condition.Thanks for any help, Mickie Davis

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From: LYNETTE BAKER

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: north and randall

Date: 03/18/2007 6:53:57 AM

hi to all . can you give me any information on this bottle please .not had much luck myself . on the bottom it says AYLESBURY NORTH & RANDALL . around the neck of bottle it has N &R and a cross all in circles . the top is a blacc screw top . many thanks bob

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From: Jerry Overton c

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Questions-Old Clay Wine Bottle

Date: 03/18/2007 9:21:11 PM

Bottle- 11 inches in height Base- Flat Bottle appears to be made of brown clay Has a paper label-(which reads) Red table wine, 1 pt. 7 fl. oz.12% alcohol by volume Bottle and shipped by Nicolai & Co.V. N. De GaiaProduct of Portugal Imported by: Mutual wholesale liquor Inc. Los Angeles At the bottom of the label it reads- Serve at room temperature. I would like to know the age, rarity, history and value of this bottle. Thank You

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From: Tammy Scribner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: i have 2 cases of these

Date: 03/19/2007 10:08:52 AM

 Hello, I saw your website and I thought I might be one of those hundreds of people who have yet another question. My mother had 2 of these cases in her house. They were passed on to me. I was wondering if you have any information on them. I realize that the wooden crates are soda holders from way back then. I do live in Ukiah and it is about 20 miles away from Willits. I am going to investigate more on the company that once was and see if I can sell them to some bottle collector. Thanks for your time and any info u can give me. Tammy Scribner Ukiah, california

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From: TSala38306m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 03/19/2007 9:27:36 AM

I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT ABOUT TWO BOTTLES. ONE HAS A PAPER LABEL. DR. HUBBARD'S VEGETABLE GERMICIDE, WITH A #4 ON THE BOTTOM. THE OTHER , NO PAPER LABEL BUT SAME MESSAGE ON GLASS WITH A 32 ON THE BOTTOM. thank you so much TENNIE SALA ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Tracy E. Suell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 03/19/2007 1:47:21 PM

 Hey Digger, I am starting to collect the apple bitter bottles. The big 9 inch ones. My first one was passed to me from my grandmother. It is purple and I have always admired the color. So far I have the green one too, but I was wondering???? WHAT and HOW many colors are there in the apple bitter bottles??? I want to try to collect them. Again not the minies the big ones. Thanks a million...Tes from Alabama!

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From: Krystal J

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coke bottle

Date: 03/19/2007 3:31:35 PM

 I came across your website on google, my dad has a coke bottle that he knows nothing about, if you know anything about it's age, rarity, value, origin, or date and could get back to me on that it would be greatly appreciated. description of embossing: in script-(center) Coca Cola TRADEMARK REGISTERED COCA-COLA LTD (bottom)5C 3/4 inches tall bottom is 2 1/4 inches wide mold seem goes over the top it's a ribbed hourglass shape (like standard)amber colorcondition is pretty worn but legible thanks a lot for your time and trouble - Chris

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From: Ute Flynn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mc Cormick

Date: 03/19/2007 4:55:01 PM

 Hi Digger, I have a Mc Cormick Extra Dry Gin stoneware bottle (jug), the jug is empty but it has a wax seal on the opening. On the bottom of the jug are stamped numbers....they are as follows 168-68Liquor Bottle1-D-16 It also has a small booklet tied to the handle, which is an order form to get jug kits. I have enclosed a pic of the jug, and i hope you might be able to tell me when it was made and if it has any value to it. Thank you so much Heidi

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From: Eric Niner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: taka chocolate soda bottle

Date: 03/19/2007 11:10:02 PM

Dear Orville Johnson III, I saw a link with your asking about Taka Chocolate soda bottles. I also dug one up today. Can you tell me if you have found any info about them. I'm looking to sell it, but I haven't seen any online... is it very rare? Thanks for any help, Sincerely, Eric Niner

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From: McManusJTm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Italian Cherry Wine

Date: 03/20/2007 7:47:55 AM

 Have full bottle 1934 Girolamo Luxardo Italian Cherry with mercedes working clock all labels intact. Could you tell me appox. worth or direct me to someone who can. Thanks, Steve Hanan

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From: LALAMAYm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Convention bottles

Date: 03/20/2007 10:52:30 AM

We have 7 bottles from the1950's marked ABCB Convention different city's all are painted with logos on them. Are they of value made by Duraglas 12oz 54 number on the bottom also marked1952 1953 1954 My name is Larry from Columbus Ohio Thank you for any info.

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From: TMG123Gm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have a bottle am wondering about

Date: 03/20/2007 4:28:04 PM

 berliner type kummelnon alcoholic f.g.oliver inc.1qtdark brownish red bottle about 3 inches thick by 4inch wide and octagon label silver and blue with cross

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From: Yousunsea1414m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: duraglas bottle

Date: 03/20/2007 4:29:23 PM

 i found a one gallon duraglas bottle with the top still intact des.pat 184991. It also has a 15 and a circle with an I in it with a 3 under it. Could you tell me what's in it and what it's worth unopened please

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From: bjdkentuth.net

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Hobbleskirt bottle

Date: 03/20/2007 9:22:10 PM

 Hi Digger, Our Grandson found an old bottle this afternoon in the creek and he would love to know a little about it. I saw one just like it on E-Bay today, but it is a reproduction. It has Brandmist scrolled up the side of the bottle, has 1926 stamped down around the rim and was made in Centreville, Miss. This bottle is in pretty good condition, I think after he cleans it up a bit. It is most definitely not a reproduction! Any ideas as to the value or where he can find out anything about this bottle. We live only about 25 miles from Centreville, Miss. Thank you in advance for any help you can give him. Sincerely, J.D.Kent

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From: REGINA NADOLNY

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Moet & Chandon 1943

Date: 03/21/2007 9:38:59 AM

 Dear Digger I have a Bottle of MOET & CHANDON White Star , Epernay- France. 750 ML. The label reads : In honor of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth , Moet & Chandon the Court's exclusive supplier , produces a special cuvee. Coronation Cuvee Vintage 1943 is a memorable wine for a memorable occasion. The Bottle is in great condition. My question is : How much can i ask for it, i like to sell the bottle, but don't know any sources, or how much it is worth? It is a full Bottle , never been opened. Thank you so much for your Time, and Help. Regina

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From: PeaceBound7m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: TOPP COLA

Date: 03/21/2007 7:46:19 AM

Hello I have a TOPP COLA bottle made by the Duraglas co. It is 11 2/10 in, x 2 4/10 in, it has G-1936 Duhaqlas 10 I 61 and a 5 on the bottom. Could you tell me what it is worth. Thank you.

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From: TERRY COX

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Michter's Whiskey value

Date: 03/21/2007 6:44:48 PM

 Hello, I stumbled on a site where folks were asking you about the value of some of their liquor bottles and thought I would give this a shot. My mother has a full, sealed bottle of 1978 Michter's Whiskey in the King Tut Gold edition. This is a full size bottle, not the miniature. Any idea of it's value? Thanks so much in advance for you hopeful reply and guidance. Sincerely, Terry

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From: bbjjbbt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Is my bottle worth anything?

Date: 03/21/2007 9:18:43 PM

 Is my bottle worth anything? It is a amber flask with a figure on it. It says general taylor never surrenders on one side and on the other it says the father of his country and what I believe to say dyotteville glass co philli. I didn't believe it was worth anything until I saw air bubbles in the glass. bbjjbbt

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From: GAYLA SMITH

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle of beer

Date: 03/21/2007 9:32:26 PM

 I have about 12 to 15 bottles of beer, that I would like to sell. Several bottles are from different country and none of the are the same brand. None of the beer have been open and I'm not for sure how old they are. Some of the beer have been there for so long they look like they have change color. Could you give me some information on how I can find who to talk to in St. Louis. I would like to get rid of them as soon as possible. I have about 12 to 15 bottles of beer, that I would like to sell. Several bottles are from different country and none of the are the same brand. None of the beer have been open and I'm not for sure how old they are. Some of the beer have been there for so long they look like they have change color. Could you give me some information on how I can find who to talk to in St. Louis. I would like to get rid of them as soon as possible.

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From: dense81t

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: broken patent medicine bottle

Date: 03/22/2007 5:32:10 PM

 i was given an antique bottle and tragically my cat knocked it off my counter and it broke before i had a chance to put it into a display. i really want to buy another the bottle is about 8 inches tall and is aqua colored. the top would have a stopper or cork and the seam doesn't go over the lip. the front is embossed with writing on the top and an embossed face of a man with a long beard, below the man it says St. Joseph, MO. also on one side there is embossing that says samaritan and on the other side is says nervine. can you help me on finding another for my collection please. just let me know

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From: negrilink

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ho-Ro-Co Furniture Polish Bottle

Date: 03/22/2007 8:28:27 PM

 Hi Digger, I can't find anything anywhere on this nearly full furniture polish bottle. Can you help?? Thanx, Jerry

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From: TELEPHONETONY

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 03/22/2007 5:51:27 PM

 Hello, I found an old soda bottle dated from 1892 as well as other small bottles excavating my basement. The bottles are all in pristine conditions except for the dirt like you spoke of on your site. I noticed the head is that of an applied blob which dates older then 1892, could you help me out with any info on this find. The bottle seems to be Aqua I believe, its somewhat clear. Thanks for any info. Thanks

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From: audrey evans

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found bottle

Date: 03/22/2007 10:14:45 PM

 hi you seem to be the guy to ask. i found this bottle while diggin up an old stump in the yard in gloucester va. i cant find it anywhere on line. i would like to know what was in it , how old it is and what it may be worth? it has a big chip in the bottom .and is clear. thank you for your time

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From: Kevin Cissell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old Mtn Dew bottle

Date: 03/23/2007 11:25:57 AM

I got a old mtn dew bottle that is clear with white lettering. it shows a lot of wear and tear. its a 7 oz. bottle. on the back are two pictures (top of bottle and main body of bottle) of a guy holding a moonshine bottle in both hands with the plug (from the bottle) shooting thru his hat. he's wearing a checkered shirt and has a scruffy beard. It reads "It'll tickle yore innards!" and then reads, "contents 7 fl. ozs.", then "hartman beverage company", then ": knoxville, tennessee". the front shows the same picture (at top). It reads "Mountain dew" then "BARNEY and ALLY", then a picture (main body) shows a guy shooting at another guy in the distance, then it has a bit of writing below that that is somewhat obscured. It seems to say, " a special blend", then four more lines ending in the words "Hillbilly style!". any idea what its worth? thanks.

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From: Darlon Rohlff

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 8 sided bottle found

Date: 03/23/2007 10:36:16 PM

 Here is what we found...clear glass, about 7 oz, has eight sides, one seam. on the bottom is the OI diamond with 12 on the L and 3 on the R. EP-2039 is stamped below all that. Can you tell us what and where this bottle is from? I have been looking on-line and haven't found any information. Thanks Donna Rohlff

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From: Alysia Sapp

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coca Cola bottle

Date: 03/23/2007 10:59:50 PM

 Dear Mr. Odell, I would like to know the value of a December 25, 1923 unopened 6 oz Coca Cola bottle. The lid is slightly rusted, but overall in good condition. Please contact me if additional information is needed. I have not been able to find one like it. Your time is appreciated. Chris Cochran

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From: ORYL L FISC

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottles

Date: 03/24/2007 2:26:36 AM

Two old bottles were found on our farm stashed in the barn. The photos are poor quality as the label is badly damaged. I would like information as to dates these were bottles were in use. Thank you. Marilyn

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From: sheila Jacobsen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old miniature bottle

Date: 03/24/2007 3:51:28 AM

hello, i dug this bottle up in cumberland bc the lot was where the japanese community lived . as well there was a pharmacy on the same lot. SIZE.it is just under 8 inches tall.COLOR. clear.MOUTH OF BOTTLE. there is no seam on the top of the bottle. the mold seam stops half way up the bottle neck. as well there is raised lines on the sides of the neck of the bottle perhaps a fill line?EMBOSSED DESIGHN. it looks like chinese or japenese symbols.CONDITION. there are no cracks or scratches on the bottle, but there are small air bubbles in the glass. i was wondering if you could tell me the age, value, and history of this item as i want to put it on e-bay.sincerely sheila

 

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From: paul lomas

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: identify bottle stopper

Date: 03/24/2007 1:54:12 PM

 i hope you can help today i was gardening and found a glass stopper with the words cannington shaw & co ltd st helensi live in oldham in lancashire england do you have any idea how old it would be? or what it would have been used for there is hardly a mark on it regards sharron

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From: Carmen Carter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Julius Kessler

Date: 03/24/2007 1:55:55 PM

 Hi, I am writing to comment on info I found on Julius Kessler from a Time article, dated Aug. 26, 1935. In the article it states that Mr. Kessler was the head of the pre-War "Whiskey Trust." He was distilling before the late 1870's during the silver boom, peddling his whiskey from saloon to saloon (late 1870's). In 1921, at age 65, according to the article he retired to Vienna. After Repeal of Prohibition, he returned to Manhattan. Evidently Seagram's first purchased his company as a subsidiary according to the article (later sold to Jim Beam, we know through other sources). There is no mention of the date of Kessler's death (I'm still looking to verify 1953.). But if he was indeed 65 in 1921, that would have made him 97 years old at the time of his death! Well, maybe that's possible back then...Anyway, thought I'd share this much info. I've been researching my lithograph or print of "The Close Finish 1878" ad of four horses racing (which also says "Smooth as Silk" which doesn't make sense that this was used after 1953!!!) I would think this would have been printed somewhere between 1935 and 1945. Okay, my thoughts...I'd appreciate any more info you may have. thanks, Carmen in Louisville, KY

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From: glorina_verner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 25.4 Fluid Ox bottle Ste Pierre Smirnoff Fls

Date: 03/25/2007 12:57:28 AM

What is the value of a "clear glass" embossed Ste Pierre Smirnoff Flsbottle. The back side only has "1818" embossed just below the neck.The front has a big crown embossed, with four embossed circles, reading fromleft to right, 1877, 1886, 1887 [or 1882], 1896. The ribbon reads; "Pur...to The Imperial Russian Court 11:6 1917. And below that reads: StePierre Smirnoff Fl . And beneath the Crown reads"Ste Pierre Smirnoff Fls. And beneath that reads 750 ml (25.4 Fl. OZ.)????? 

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From: Kelly Forehand

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: what is it

Date: 03/25/2007 7:51:21 AM

Hello Digger, I have just recently ordered brushes and a few books from you and since then I have dug this unusual thing. First I will say everything in this dig consist of old milk bottles, a few early 1900 medicine, 1 cork stop gallon jug and a little more modern food jars. No plastic come from this dig. This item feels as if it could be plastic, bone, ivory or other real light material. One so called antique expert say hand made possible poison or alixer bottle just by looking at pictures. If you could please tell me anything at all about this. As I said it is very light, hole measures 1/2 inch across inside, outside 7/8 inch across, 3-3/4 inches long and loop is 2-1/4 tall. Condition if I had to guess would be excellent. Thank you for any help you can give. Kelly

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From: summerlove1uth

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: questions about bottle

Date: 03/25/2007 11:51:30 AM

I am writing in concern about a bottle that my boyfriend has. The bottle is a liquor or wine bottle, we know that for sure but can you tell us about it. It was imported by Banfi Products Inc. of New York, NY and the vintage date is 1962. It is about 12 and half inches tall. The base is shaped like a basket with different fruit on top. Some of the fruits are banana, pears, lemon, grapes, lime, and cherries. The mouth of the bottle is the shape of the bananas. This bottle has never been opened and still has the wax seal on it. PLEASE, PLEASE let me know something about this as soon as possible. Thank you, summerlove1uth

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From: Deborah L. Moulds

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Watkins bottles

Date: 03/25/2007 4:18:15 PM

 I was just given a lot of Watkins extract bottles, with the flavorings still in them. Cherry, Strawberry, Blueberries, etc. They look like a small bottle with a little handle. They are clear glass. 2fl. oz. with plastic lids. The cardboard box is from Winona Minnesota. Are these antique? Thank you. Debbie M

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From: Swinter1derlandm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: need to ask digger

Date: 03/25/2007 8:54:30 PM

 Hello, I would like to ask Digger about some bottles we dug up today. The first bottle is the brown one, it is about 6 inches high and 3 inches wide and at the shoulders of the bottle one finds the words "federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle" , the bottom of the bottle says, "half pint" the bottom has the following #s 0-126 12 55 2794 and a sign that looks a bit like the letter T with dots under each side of the cross bar. The 2nd one is a clear Listerine bottle with a plastic cap. "Listerine" is written 4 times around the shoulders of the bottle and Lambert Pharmacal Co 2 times, on the bottom is v and 8 with a squared off g and c in between and then 2307 17. Bottle 3 is almost 5 inches high and 2 and a half inches wide, it's marked Mennen on the bottom with the letter a in a circle and the # 50.The last bottle is also around 5 inches high and 2 wide, on the side cc's are marked up to 100 and on the bottom is found 4 oz , Armstrong with the A in a circle with the #s 56 7. What we would like to know is the years in use and what might have been in them, # 1 and # 4 obviously, we can figure out the other two. None of them are pontil marked , they all have seams and the brown one has a metal cap, the Listerine one has a plastic cap. Thank you for any info you can provide.

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From: Melanie Cox

To: book

Subject: Italian glass vessel

Date: 03/26/2007 1:07:31 AM

HI Do you know anything about this item? I’m hoping the symbol, left of chariot rider, means something. As you will see from the pictures it’s made in Italy. I’m not sure if the cork stopper or tap is original. It measures 38cm tall, 15cm wide and is 1cm thick. Thank you for your time Melanie Cox 

 

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From: robbie farewell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cobalt squat H.Nash. iron pontil

Date: 03/26/2007 1:07:20 PM

 Digger O dell Hello! my name is Robert Farewell, live and dig in Lex. Ky. and I have question abt. this H. Nash that I found last year. this deep cobalt bottle measures 7.25 inch tall, has an iron pontil base, a slightly flared- (tooled rather than applied?) top and "H.Nash& co." in an arc over "Cincinnati." on one side as well as "S.P." (large capitals) over "this bottle to be returned" on the other. I have toured your site and tried to reference many ways for info...to no avail. I believe that John VanGorder also unearthed a few that were similar (and only a few blocks over) but have not been able to share info w/ him. I have had several interested "trade" offers, and one $ offer of $150....no sale! no trade!.... until I learn more abt. it. so.... rarity?, age, contents? reasonable value? any info would be greatly helpful and appreciated! also- my best friend (digging mentor/ partner) Chris Capley who has a good computer does post our digs/discoveries on "my space" ..."Lex digger.com".... and can help me take/send some better pics if'n ya want! Thank you and god bless! Rob Farewell 

 

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From: Vassars Pizza

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: oj bottle

Date: 03/26/2007 3:16:31 PM

 Hello, I recently was clearing out some old berry bushes and found turned upside down shoved in a hole a Vita Cold orange juice bottle. It is a clear bottle with a metal screw on lid. The lid had some rust on it but was able to wipe off enough to see the name of the product. The bottle is in perfect condition it just doesn't have a label but it has a cap with the name on it. It appears to be an 8 oz bottle. I have looked on the internet for this brand, but I can't find it. Thanks Shelley Vassar

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From: marshall barkman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1942 Grommes & Ullrich whiskey

Date: 03/26/2007 3:22:39 PM

 Digger..... i found 10 bottles that have been preserved of pre-war 1942 Grommes & Ullrich whiskey in the original case. They are sealed and have been kept in a basement the whole time since the owner bought them. He is 75 years old and no longer drinks so he gave them to me. I am trying to figure out what they are worth. Thanks for your time. MB3

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From: Sheila Camm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: large glass bottle

Date: 03/26/2007 3:26:26 PM

 Hi there. I have a large glass bottle that is light green. It is about three feet tall and very heavy. It is about three times the size of a water fountain bottle. It has a cork type lid that is made of some kind of stone. The bottom reads Bottle made by GPD 1959 Gardenia, Calif. What is this? Is it ok to have a wooden cradle made for it so it can be made to hold coins for retirement? Thank you, Sheila

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From: Walls LtCol John

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 03/26/2007 5:57:19 PM

 Ladies and Gentlemen: Found a bottle in the woods near Quantico, Virginia- has a small hole near shoulder, otherwise in pretty good shape. Was wondering if you could shed any light on its origin: 1. Clear glass with some "bubbles" in shoulder to neck portion- shoulder-neck portion also has "wavy" glass with uneven thicknesses. "Flask type" shape. 2. Base is smooth, with a raised rectangular portion in the center on which the bottle actually rests when stood upright. 3. Appears to be "3 Piece Mold" style: No seam from base to shoulder; side seams (not symmetrical) running from shoulder to top of lip. 4. Flared lip top. 5. Dimensions: 5 1/2" high, 3 1/2 " wide, 7/8" deep. Flared lip top is 1/2" from base of lip to top. 6. No embossed lettering; but embossed design on all four "sides" of the bottle: flowers and "wavy" type designs that go no higher than 1 1/2" from base of bottle in the direction of the bottle shoulder. Any clues you could give me would be a great help- Thanks! J. Walls

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From: bretandammiet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old roger & gallet paris bottle

Date: 03/26/2007 11:08:15 PM

 Dear Digger, I've recently found an old roger& gallet paris bottle. It is about 6 inches tall with two glass stoppers in it. It is clear in color, the neck looks like there's a smaller neck inside. It has a textured bottom and initials RG wrote in a circle on top of each other. I was wondering if you could tell what time this was made and if it is worth any thing? Thanks, Ammie McIntosh

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From: jerry helton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: stumped!

Date: 03/27/2007 10:29:33 AM

i have been collecting bottles for many years but where i live ( northern mo) i can't find any dumps older then 30's or40's can you give some tips on what to look for? thanks

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From: sherryd4801m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hiram walker & sons. inc. bottle

Date: 03/27/2007 7:23:03 AM

Hi, can you give me information on a bottle I got. It has hiram walker & sons. inc. on the lid. It has a des.pat73096 on the bottom. It is a one pint brown bottle with a profile picture of a man. Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle on the neck. Directly under that it appears to be a DII 56 6. I would be grateful if you had an idea the value or how old it is. Thank you from Morgantown Ky. Sherry .

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From: gary gates

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1835 bottle of fine cognac / still sealed

Date: 03/27/2007 1:21:48 PM

 Hey Jaok Wondering if you can give me a lead where I might find the value of this bottle of 1835 cognac. Thank you much, Gary Gates

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From: Samuel Hill

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found a bottle

Date: 03/27/2007 3:02:46 PM

embossing windex , Duraglas height 5 1/2 inche smouth of bottle 2 inches , lip screw on, shape of bottle hour glass shape, style of mouth screw on top then stops to a piece that puffs out a little bit then flow on out with bottle base has a ridge like a grip then sinks in as you keep looking toward the center of base center of base is smooth with markings markings duraglas in cursive writing which has the number 10 then a small . after it then one 6 then an I with a circle around the I and then another 6 bottle shape round hour glass shape bottle is smooth color is clear condition just a little dirt from being in the ground but can be cleaned i would like to know the age, rarity, value 5.5%*

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From: CarlosAgronm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 03/27/2007 1:57:40 PM

 Hi. while i was doing some metal detecting I found a bottle with the words Lincoln bottling company Would you have any information on it?

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From: Lori Davis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Can You Help?

Date: 03/27/2007 7:54:25 PM

 Hi! My son found an old bottle. Looks to be an old medicine bottle although I have not been able to identify it from your website. The bottle stands 7" high. It has measurement markings etched into the glass on both the left and right sides of it. The numbers on the right are CC's from 50 to 200. The bottom of the bottle reads "OWENS". It's a pretty looking bottle that tapers at the top with a nice round lip on it. Sorry; I'm not able to send a picture, but maybe this sounds familiar to you? Do you know any history of this kind of bottle? Thanks!-Lori Davis

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From: CBNYJWLm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Questions

Date: 03/27/2007 5:56:31 PM

 Good Evening, I have just come across over 200 bottles that appear to be mostly medicine bottles. I am told they are close to 150 & 200 years old. They are in very dirty condition and many have a thick, almost sap/syrup like contents. My question is this. Should I clean them up before I research them and should I concern myself about their contents? They are in my garage away from my child. Should I wear a mask and gloves when handling them? Could they be harmful? I am interested in selling them on ebay only after I research their ages etc. Hope to hear from you, Thank you Joe .

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From: Sherree Weiss

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Marque Deposee Benedictine + Elixier De Guillie bottles

Date: 03/28/2007 1:30:54 PM

 Digger, I find these bottles in my creek after it rains, it like a treasure hunt. The first one is 7" high , greenish brown glass, no seems on the neck. very deep bottom. the circle reads "ELIXIR DE GUILLIE" with a big G in the center no other marks. It has a ridge around the opening. The other one is 8 1/8" high it's green it says in small letters-MARQUE DEPOSEE asterisk over the 2 e's then in big letters -BENEDICTINE before and after this there is a cross. On the underside is-.6A and the number "72" and then a diamond shape with an S in the center. The other side across from the lettering is a horseshoe shape. Their is a seem starting at one of the crosses going up the neck to the top rim. Any ideas about the origin or value would be appreciated. Thank you. S. Weiss. Vacaville California.

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From: Vicki Smith-Drysdale

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question (of course)..

Date: 03/28/2007 3:02:10 PM

 Digger - you'll find my information in red after your comments. *            SEND A PICTURE IF YOU CAN. - - Attached *            description of the embossing (if any) - see below *        size, especially the height - 11" High x 2.75" deep across *            mouth of the bottle, type of lip, whether the mold seam stops or goes over the top of the lip. - Mold seam goes to top, lip is flat platform. Stopper has corking and plastic washer on the bottom *         The style and shape of the mouth is very important to telling both the age and the type of bottle. - Round *           base of the bottle (smooth, embossing, pontil marked bottlebooks.com/basic ) - Smooth, round indentation in center *    shape of the bottle (round, rectangular, square) - Oval *  does it have a label, embossed design, unusual shape -Embossed designs; man on one side with "Courage" above his head, tall ship on the other with texturing on rest of bottle. *        color: clear, aqua, amber, cobalt, emerald green, etc...- Pink Tint *   condition, i.e. is it damaged, or stained - No Damage * tell me what you would like to know about the bottle, age, rarity, value or history - This was in my Dad's things when he passed. So any info would be nice. Regards, Vicki Smith-Drysdale

 

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From: Terry AFTER

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 03/28/2007 5:55:39 PM

 I found this bottle on my beach this past weekend, and I was wondering if you can give me any information on it, can I send pictures of it as well. The bottle is embossed and it says PURITAN CABONATING CO. Millis, Mass. and it has initials as a design, PCOC and they overlap its pretty cool looking. Thanks, Zack

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From: Jim McNamara

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Antique Bottle

Date: 03/28/2007 8:18:46 PM

 I need help!! In 2000, I was doing an excavation projection in San Fracisco, supposedly in an area where they had dumped debris from the 1906 Earthquake & Fire. We found a bottle with a melted top with some fluid still in it. I've kept it ever since and would like to find someone who might know more about it.Description of Bottle:1. 10 oz. dark Brown seamed Bottle Melted Down from top to beginning of Neck2. NATIONAL BOTTLING COMPANY [Flared Eagle w/ Trade Made] SAN FRANCISCO, CAL All Lettering in Oval Appearence3. AD.O.LANG [bottle]4. Bottom of Bottle- 225 H Can you help or get me to someone? Thanks!! Swats

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From: dyla bauer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wondering what its worth... should i sell it or drink it?

Date: 03/28/2007 9:38:21 PM

 info: liquore galliano A liqueur specialty of "Ditta Arkuro Yaccari" of livorno italy. made and bottled by distillerie riunite di liquori-solaro (italy) from a secret and ancient formula exclusively for and imported by Mckesson liquor Co. New York New York. top is has a u.s internal revenue stamp #??7634065 sereis 112 pictures it has on it looks like an old fort.... bottom of bottle says, DRL solaro italy, L(?), 0, 70 i got it in the ghettos of long beach ca. my great uncle was a pimp, and i think a weasel for the old Mafia?

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From: Darla Buchan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Three Bottles

Date: 03/29/2007 12:58:10 AM

I have one Mil-Kay bottle in good shape. The lettering on the front is blue and there is a G 766 on the bottom. Could you tell me how old and the worth of this bottle. I have and Indianapolis 500 bottle for May 28, 1978. It is a souvenir bottle from 7up. 16 oz. It has a chip on the bottom back. Could you tell me is this bottle has any worth? I have an RC bottle that states on the front Salutes Bicentennial Memorial. George Rogers Clark Memorial. 1776-1976, 16 oz. Also, does this bottle have any worth. Please and thank you. Darla

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From: GPWhittm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: grolsch beer bottle

Date: 03/29/2007 11:20:00 AM

I have two of these bottles found in an old house. One still has the paper label on it. Both has the rubber stoppers intact???? Gail

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From: Baker Christopher

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Apple Pie Ridge Apple Cider Vinegar bottle

Date: 03/30/2007 4:27:29 PM

 Digger, I noticed that you had a lady ask about the Apple Pie Ridge Apple Cider Vinegar bottle back in May of 2000. I just bought one that sounds very much like the one she bought. I gave $5 for it but have seen it on ebay for $35, is that correct. Mine has two long marks, but over is good. What do you think? Thank, Baker

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From: pat allan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: brown 25ozs screw top

Date: 03/30/2007 6:36:38 PM

 Hi .... from Ontario Canada ...... ..... my grandson brought me a brown bottle with a metal (black) screw top. It has a raised rim around the neck, about 2 1/2 inches down from the top. The 25 ozs is on the side, and the bottom has ....V261D across the middle, with the letter D inside a diamond above that, and the number 4 below it. Can you tell us what was likely sold in it, and approximately when?

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From: Jeffrey L Dunha

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey flask

Date: 03/30/2007 8:17:46 PM

 I have a flask similar to your pic of j s whiddon albany, ga. but it has the name life plant trade mark and a bird spreading it wing with some sort of plant in its mouth. Found it in pa. Any idea what it was for. Found a few more that aren't in front of me right now, might get back with ya. jeff

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From: Jeffrey L Dunha

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: fish bottle

Date: 03/30/2007 8:47:44 PM

I found a medicine bottle that's shaped like a fish and has a stone ground cap to it what was this for. I also have two purple bottles about 7 inches tall that are shaped like bass guitars, they look old with air bubbles in the glass, and the seams are in the corners.

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From: philipmilesuth

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whitehurst bottle

Date: 03/30/2007 11:13:11 PM

 Dear Digger, We found this little bottle in our back yard in Jacksonville, FL. The bottle is 3 1/4 inches tall, 1 3/4 inches wide and oval in shape, has a 1/2 inch neck with with a small round mouth and round top with no mold seam on top, a smooth base and it is clear, there is a slight seam on both sides, the name WHITEHURST is embossed vertically down the center, the condition is pretty good , with no chips or dings the I can see. We wonder if this was a medicine bottle or perhaps a baking flavoring bottle. We also found an inquiry to you from 2004 matching our bottle's description. What can you tell us? Philip Miles

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From: Jude Lobe

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Armour & Co canned meat jars

Date: 03/31/2007 1:39:24 AM

Hi Digger, My friend Peg and I were digging in an area where an old Bingham School was located circa 1860. It was used as a military school during the Civil War. Unfortunately, the land was not saved and a developer is bulldozing the area. A great loss to Mebane, NC. We found several white glass jars, 3" high and about 2 " wide with an inscription, "Armour & Co. Packing Chicago" on the bottom. Here's a picture. I understand Armour began operating in the 1860's and canning sort of took off in the US in the 1860's in response to the war, but I can't find out anything about what they canned in. Did they use glass? Do you know the time period these jars were used? One of the jars has some metal attached to the top portion. Great site, by the way. Thanks for doing this. Jude Lobe (female)

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From: lukypny2r.com

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Front of Bottle

Date: 03/31/2007 4:54:16 PM

 Digger, Here is the biggest whiskey bottle I have ever seen. It was part of an estate to my wife. It is 24" high including cork. 7" in diameter, neck 5" long, 2.5" diameter. Cork 2.5" long and 2.5 diameter. Color amber. The back of the bottle has Shenley label. I suspect it was a back bar display item. It is in near perfect condition. Any idea what it would be worth? Thanks, Harvey

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From: Christine

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: a find?

Date: 03/31/2007 7:04:13 PM

 I found this old Scheaefer bottle in an old root cellar. How do I find out what it's worth? I attached a picture. Thanks, James Sadler

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From: Tonytiger1994m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: unopen coke bottle

Date: 03/31/2007 3:24:53 PM

 Hi i lived in mobile alabama and I have a coke bottle that is unopen and is about twenty five years old how much is it worth? Antonio .

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From: randy romero

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle I found

Date: 03/31/2007 9:24:58 PM

 I found a bottle with DR. S.B.H.& CO., registered 49, PR on the bottom of it. It is 9 1/4by 3" across. Can you tell me anything about it?

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From: Gerald Mooney

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 03/31/2007 10:48:24 PM

I have a bottle that reads D-334 119 4 83 and has "Federal Law prohibits the sale or re use of this bottle". It stands about 10 inches and has a picture of of a ship in the front. The back has what looks like a raised windmill. Thanks for your help, Nancy Top

 

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