May 2004 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2004

From: Ktrixiebaby
To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: whiskey bottle
Date: 01-05-2004

I found a whiskey bottle at a yard sale. It looks like a slim water pitcher its 12 &3/4 ins high. It is threaded twice for the spout and handle to twist off. Then it has another thread for the lid which is gone. On the bottom it says old Mr. Boston Fine liquors. Brand Pat. App. For 1D1 25053. Can you tell me anything about it? Cant find any date on it. I hope u still have your web site Thank you Kathy ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Old Mr. Boston Brand was putting up bottles as soon as prohibition ended.  Most of the Mr. Boston bottles offered on Ebay go without selling and are being offered for under $10.  With your missing lid, I would say the value is $5-8.  Digger.

From: Golfnbridgeangel
To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: (no subject)
Date: 01-05-2004

I am trying to find out about "collector" never opened liquor decanters, have about 100 of them all different, dating from early 1940 to late 1980, you know the kind I mean? For example a decanter in the shape of an old mine with an old miner figure The Cyrus Noble Mine traded by the miner for a bottle of Cyrus produced $ 250, 000 on the front a tag on back says it is "straight bourbon whiskey" and on the bottom it is imprinted 1978 HAAS BROTHERS Would appreciate any ideas on finding out possible values and sources for selling them. Thank you so much ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Haas Brothers made many ceramic collectible decanters in the late 1970s such as the one shown above.  These are difficult to sell I would estimate the value of around $10 a piece for this series. Ebay is probably the only easy place to reach a large audience.  The local flea market dealers, local auctions or consignment shops are other alternatives. Digger

From: SDBowHunter
To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: BottleQuestion
Date: 01-05-2004

I have found a clear bottle approximately 8-9 inches tall with Pluto Water and then America's Physic in raised letters. Could you tell me anything about this, thanks in advance.

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Many others have asked this question.  Here is a list of links on this site to other Pluto Water bottle questions. Pluto Water  Digger here's more: Pluto Water Story

From: Shirlyjo
To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: Ayer's bottle
Date: 01-05-2004

Dear Mr Digger, I have a blue Ayer's Hair Vigor bottle in excellent condition. It still has the cork and stopper. Could you please let me know the value of it? Would like to find out the year it was make and where it was made if I can. Was it made by Dr. J. C. Ayer's and Co? Thank you so much Shirley

Shirley, the Peacock blue ones as shown above are a bit older than the cobalt blue ones.  Wit the original stopper it should be worth $60-80. These bottles were made by the same Ayer's that produced a long line of medicines, Dr. J.C. Ayer of Lowell, Mass.  Digger

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From: shawn hansen poleguy03
To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: bottle question
Date: 02-05-2004

Dear Digger, I have a clay bottle that I found, and have no clue for what it was used for. It has Ober Selters on the upper part, with a number 28. I have a picture to so that might be of some help. I would like to know the age and the value. Thanks, Shawn Hansen, Inlet, NY

Looks to me like a 1880-1900 mineral water bottle.  These are very common and have different embossing on them.  You will find many other examples in other month of Question on this site.  Value is $20-30  Gin was put up in similar bottles.  These are imported.  Yours is probably German.  Digger

Hi Digger, I have a bottle I recently found on the side of an old State Highway. It stands 7 inches tall, brown in color, and has Boonville Mineral Spring Co, Boonville NY embossed on it. It has a blob top, and I believe its a Hutchinson bottle. Thanks, Shawn Hansen Inlet, NY

Hi Digger, I sent an e-mail earlier and I forgot to attach the pictures. My name is Shawn And I sent the question about the Boonville Mineral Spring Co bottle. It is round and 7" tall. I would like to know the value, age, and how rare it is. Thanks again, Shawn Hansen, Inlet, NY

I would it is a Hutchinson bottle although the neck is a bit different but it certainly is of the same age 1880-1900.  You bottle is scarce other examples are known but it is by no means common.  I would hazard a guess it might be worth around $125-$150.  Good find.  Local collectors might be able to give a better estimate it could be worth more. Digger

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From: BCMillhone
To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: Coca cola bottle
Date: 02-05-2004

Based out of Toledo, Ohio. Double diamond , amber shade bottle. 71/2" tall. Embossed , script label within the diamonds. On the back is just embossed script, Coca Cola. On the bottom, embossed, script: Coca Cola . Underneath that in blocked, embossed : Toledo. Under that: O. Would like to know the value. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Danny Newland dannynewlandsbc

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Questions

Date: 02-05-2004

Digger, First of all, thank you for offering your services. I looked through your questions, and found the answer to the old Lysol bottle. However, my mother has two other bottles that we would like to know more about. 1) Clear glass, about 11 inches in height, maybe more? It is also about 2 1/2 to 3 inches across the face, I think. It is a rectangular bottle, narrowing towards the mouth, with no screw marks, so it was a cork bottle. Stamped on the glass on one large flat face is "Hazeltine & Co. " and on the other large flat face "For Consumption". On the small side it has stamped in the glass "PISO'S CURE". It is my understanding that this was a bottle for a "quack" medicine, possibly involving cannabis? However, I was unable to tell if this bottle can be dated before 1906, or after. I do know that 1906 was when the PISO'S CURE name had to be changed according to new laws. How can we tell if the bottle dates before the 1906 change? What would this bottle be priced at? 2) Clear glass bottle, more rounded. On one large face is stamped, "DR PETER'S BLOOD VITALIZER PREPARED BY DR PETER FAHRNEY CHICAGO, ILLS. On the other large face is what looks like a small vine, or tree, something like this: --------- with the letters B P on either side of the "trunk". Under the letter B are the numbers 1780 and under the letters P are the numbers 889 (I think). I researched and found the history of Dr. Peter Fahrney, and found that his laboratory burnt down in Chicago in 1871? Can this bottle be dated/linked to that laboratory in 1871, or were there later productions? What would this bottle be priced at? Thanks for your help, Lisa Newland ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: MARTIN ARCHER

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hutch pop bottle

Date: 02-05-2004

I found a rock island Illinois hutch pop bottle it's in good shape could you tell me how much this bottle is worth thank you ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: De Graves

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: inquire for bottle

Date: 02-05-2004

Hey Digger, At this time I don't have a digital camera so I drew a pic of the bottle, hope it's ok and that it turned out good enough for the determination. I would like to know about what age, rarity, and the value. I had the bottle a long time, my husband found it in a field where they were tearing down a house. I hope you can answer about my inquiry. thank you, Lynn if you need the email address, this one is easier for me thanks again

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From: Chris and Michelle Babb

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 02-05-2004

Dear Digger I have a Konjola 10oz bottle with the label still intact. I also have the box that goes with the bottle. I also have the literature that goes along with the Konjola with several recommendation testimonies included. The bottle is approximately 2/3 full of a very dark liquid (I assumed this was the actual Konjola) The bottle is embossed with Mr. Mosby's picture. Do you have any idea of possible value and the best way to sell an item like this? Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. Chris Babb ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: midge m mcmullen antiquemidge

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Subject: 2 FLASKS BY CLEVENGER BROS

Date: 03-05-2004

I WENT TO AN AUCTION AND GOT 2 CLEVENGER BROS GLASS WORKS, CLAYTON, NEW JERSEY ON THE BOTTLE. ONE IS GREEN, ONE IS BROWN (AMBER) THEY ARE APPROX. 9 1/2 "ON ONE SIDE IS AN EAGLE ON OTHER SIDE IS GRAPES. THERE IS A SEAM UP TO THE NECK AND THEN NO SEAM. HOW TO I FIGURE HOW OLD? NO OTHER MARKS ON BOTTOM THERE IS AN ROUND INDENTATION? PLEASE HELP? THANKS IN ADVANCE MIDGE MCMULEN ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Bobnbevwebbcs

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Subject: George Dickel decanter

Date: 03-05-2004

I have a George Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash Whisky Jug, marked on the bottom George Dickel Ceramic Jug Number 1 of a Series 1976. I also have an amber powder horn shaped George Dickle bottle which has 27 years of stubbornness but we make it and first bottling October 1964 embossed in the glass Can you give me an idea of the value of each. Please send reply via e-mail. Thanks, B. Webb ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Leewaters6

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Subject: 13 gallon jug

Date: 03-05-2004

i have found a glass jug 13 gallon with the year 1951 on the bottom and the word mcagstd could you please tell me what is was used for and were it came from and if its worth any thing thank you lee waters ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: John and Terry Engel

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Subject: old wine bottle

Date: 03-05-2004

Dear Digger: My son bought this wine bottle at a garage sale last week. The cork is in it and it is full. The case on it is leather and has a wax picture on the front. The neck label must have come off at one time so it was stuck on the back. I am sending you a couple pictures to show what it looks like. If you could help us with the history and value of it we would appreciate it. Thank you. Terry Engel

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From: ēųĪĪSugarĪĪų .
To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: John De Kuyper & Son
Date: 03-05-2004

Hi, This bottle was found underneath a house in Wellington New Zealand half buried Do you have any idea if its worth anything? It says on one side of the bottle "This is the property of John De Kuyper & Son, Rotterdam" and on the other side "JDKZ" in big letters

 

From: Sshelbyleee5

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Subject: 1972 dallas cowboy, miami dllphins pepsi cola superbowl bottle

Date: 03-05-2004

hello, my name is Robert I'm trying to find out about this bottle i've had since I was a child, I'd like to know about how much it would be worth , it is empty, but in great shape. I'd also like to know about how many were made. Thank you Robert Bond ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Marcumh7

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle found.

Date: 03-05-2004

My husband recently found a bottle in our backyard. It appears to be clear with a faint brownish tinge. Huge lip for a cork, 1" smooth neck, 2 1/2 " total height (including neck & lip), 2" wide. The body of the bottle is smooth and elliptical in shape. The base is also elliptical, with an elliptical sunken center. This center is very lopsided, deeper on one side than the other. The bottle is also lopsided with regard to its depth and thicker on one side than the other. There are no markings on this bottle whatsoever. There are also what appear to be some air bubbles throughout the walls of the bottle. It is very heavy for such a small bottle. There also appears to be seams on each side of the bottle. Do you have any idea how old it might be or what it's use may have been? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: The Doyles wdoyle1hvc.

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: need help please

Date: 04-05-2004

Hi digger, I hope you can help me out. I have had this set of Seagrams gin glasses and what I think is a decanter I am not very good with the terminology. It has a glass swizzle in the decanter. I am trying to find the value of this set. Could you help me please. Thanks , Wendy

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From: IRONHEAD0399 HERCPRO

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Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 04-05-2004

Dear Sir, I recently came across 3 miniatures. One is a 1949 Seagramís miniature whiskey bottle, 1. 5 oz. It is still sealed with all of its seals, even the date, plus the Maryland stamp. I, also have 2 miniatures of pabts blue ribbon beer botttles , with labels and cap still sealed. Are they worth anything. Thank you for your help. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Classyglassy1830

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Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 04-05-2004

Hello: I am trying to find some information on an old G. Norris & Co. Cobalt Blue Bottle from Detroit , Mich. for a friend of mine. She knows nothing about old bottles and said her son dug it up on a construction sight he was working at in Detroit. It is a Hutchinson Soda, that much I did find out for her on my own. I also sent her a picture of the bottle from this bottle site. She is interested now mainly in finding out what the value would be. It is full of dirt but the stopper is still in it. She can see the top of the metal loop and I told her to see if she could somehow pull it up to the top and slip a pencil or nail through it to hold it while she tries to wash out some of the dirt. If you could give me any information about value and age, it would be much appreciated. Please email me at the above address and tell me what it is concerning in the subject line so I don't delete it. Thanks so much for your time. JudieJudie ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: gary j schwantz

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Subject: 3in1 oil bottle

Date: 04-05-2004

hi digger I found a small glass bottle on the sides it says 3\in\one oil co. , on the other side it has "three in one" and on the bottom it has the number 15 could you give some information on this bottle thank you . Gary ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Don and Kim

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Subject: question

Date: 04-05-2004

I have snuff bottles mint green mint cond, with doct Marshall on one side, snuff on other. . my yard is full of these things, what were they used for etc. please reply. thanks ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: smdavisshreve

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old one gallon duraglas bottles with finger loop

Date: 04-05-2004

I came across two one gallon duraglas bottles with finger loops. On the bottom of the clear one it has an letter I with a circle around it. on the left of the letter is a number 7 and on the right of the I is the number 8 and on the bottom of the letter is the number 17. on the amber one the same letter I appears but the numbers are different on the left is the number 14 and on the right the number 0 and on the bottom the number 2. could you please give me some kinda idea how old it is and what might have been in them, and if it has any value. Thank You for taking the time to read this and I hope you can help me. Thanks again Stephen ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Kathy Ash twty_622msn

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Subject: information on bottles

Date: 04-05-2004

I have 2 bottles I would like to get some information on and to see if they have any value . The first one is dated 1886 the initials JG and the number 39 the color is clear. the other bottle is the writing on it is Carnation bottling works MT. Vernon, MO. 8oz on the bottom it says LG 66 779-1 both bottles are in mint condition. I WOULD APPRECIATE any information you have on these bottles. thank you Kathy ash in Utah

 

From: Jackie. Vonaanchorglass

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bicentennial Brandy Bottle

Date: 05-05-2004

Digger . Christian Brothers Bicentennial Brandy Bottle 2000 were made then the mold was destroyed. Bottles were given to the people in Congress as a 1976Bicentennial gift. Latchford Glass of Huntington Park, CA was the company that put them out. Would like to know the value of the bottle. Bottle is still in the box and still contains full amount of Brandy. Thanks ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Jackie Granger jackiegquickclic

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Subject: Dr. Pepper Selzer Bottle

Date: 05-05-2004

Hi Digger This is a Dr. Pepper bottle. It is pink in colour. On the bottom is says Made in Czechoslovakia. The etching on the front is in a circle, and it says Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. Inc. New Orleans, LA. in the centre of the circle it has Zetz Sparkling Water. On the metal pump at the top it says Dr. Pepper Bott. Co. There is a glass tube in the jar, but it appears to be broken off at the top because it is loose inside and there are a couple of small chips on the bottom. I am attaching two pictures of this bottle and I would appreciate any information you can give me this and of it's value. Thank You Jackie (Canada)

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From: Derail4777

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Subject: (no subject)

Date: 06-05-2004

hi I found a bottle and Iím looking for imfo on it and came across your site maybe you can help the bottle is a 4/5 quart old mister Boston fine wines the side has a flat side and beside the flat spot says on one side bin bottle on the other says magic panel on the bottom has patent #151807the top where the cork goes is real thick it kinda has two rings around the upper part of the neck I donít have a pic of it if you could find me some info on it I would appreciate it my e-mail is derail 4777 thanks a lot darryl  lovelady. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: dan salata ROCKSTAR7peoplepc

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Subject:

Date: 06-05-2004

Hi I was just wondering about a umbrella ink I found last Sunday, I have found others last year but they are aqua this one is more blue than aqua, 8 sided and irregular, there is a dip on one of the sides the picture looks kind of greenish but it looks close to a picture of Prussian blue I saw on the web, any info would be helpful. thanx. Dan

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From: Wolfwhistle55

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fwd: BottleQuestion

Date: 06-05-2004

Hi Digger, I attempted to send this bottle question to Wendy Poch but it was returned as undeliverable, so I am forwarding it to you. Could you help me with my question? Thank you, Mike Wolf ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Bob Runo bbruno57alltel

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Subject: cobalt blue 1906? ? medicine bottle with measure cap

Date: 07-05-2004

I bought an interesting medicine bottle at our local antique mart about 10 years ago. It is a 6 inch tall, cobalt blue, Wyeth's granular effervescing Strontium Salicate bottle. It is cobalt blue glass, with partial label and full contents. Interestingly, it has a glass measure cap on top with the hours around the edges. The bottle itself says 'Take next dose at' with an arrow pointing up to the corresponding hours. On the bottom is stamped 'PAT. May 19 TM 1899'On the back side of square bottle is stamped 'JOHN WYTH BRO. ' I was wondering history and value of this bottle. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Wendy

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old whiskey jug

Date: 07-05-2004

hi: I have a question about an old whiskey crock that my brother dug up. We are interested to know how old it is, how much it is worth, and does the company still exist, maybe under a different name? The crock has a 2 in the centre of the crown, the color of the jug is tan-grey and has writing on it "Property of Gold Seal Liquor Co. Limited", 722 Pender Street, Vancouver, B. C. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: JibScrabber
To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: hello
Date: 07-05-2004

Hello I have mailed you a couple of picture's of a bottle I found whilst I was digging in what seems to be a cave filled in by a landslide. I have no idea of it's age or purpose, so I would be delighted if you could tell me something of my find. it has no numbers or writing on the base or anywhere else, I do know that it was not blown and was probably a wood mould as you can see the seem down the opposite sides. I find it very obscure with it's sword motif on the front and lip on the top . so once again anything you can tell me would be much appreciated. thanks, marc  

From: Lilja, Lori A,

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Subject: Alfred Andresen Bottle

Date: 07-05-2004

I noticed on your Q & A site you have a Smokine bottle from Alfred Andresen. It is a bottle that held Liquid Smokine for smoking meat. In your description you said it was a whiskey bottle. Alfred Andresen is a relative of my husband. I would like to obtain a copy of the original patented sketch you posted on the site. I would gladly pay for it so I could add it to our collection. Thanks Lori ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Barbara Obeso

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Subject: old chinese bottles

Date: 07-05-2004

I have two old Chinese bottles that I would like to find some information on. They are liquor bottles, brown, round, pottery, four stickers on each 1) square sticker with red Chinese writing 2)small square sticker NG KA PY, Chinese Distilled Spirits, Wing Lee Wai Distillery, Magao, Net c Contents 4/5 Quart, 90 proff, Imported by Gum Loon Co. , San Francisco, Cal also some Chinese writing on sticker. 3) Round Sticker Chinese writing, two long legged birds, HONGKONG & MACAO, NG KA PY. 4) one inch by three inch sticker with design and more Chinese writing. On the bottom of the bottle WING LEE WAI, Chinese writing, paper sticker with Chinese writing. The top closes with a cork. Please email be back at Thank you Barbara ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Phil

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Subject: found bottle in wall

Date: 07-05-2004

I found a PARK & TILFORD Distillers Whiskey 1 pint Kentucky bourbon whiskey bottle in a wall of my house. . I donít have a camera to take pics of. it. The house was built in 1940. . there are numbers on the bottom of the bottle that are R-377 , 18 . 9. . 4. . there is a diamond laying on its side in the center of the bottom . . The labels are on the bottle but the front label has some paint on it The back label has a LICENSE NO. D. A. 19 The cap is cork and still has part of the seal on it. . Can you tell me when this bottle was made, , THANK YOU PHil --------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Chafin

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Subject: benedictine bottle band b

Date: 08-05-2004

I found this bottle the markings on the bottom are Benedictine. s. a. ff. camp France. Can you tell me how old this bottle is. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Bob Braun

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Subject: bottle

Date: 08-05-2004

Hi Digger I found a 6 3/8 tapered (green) bottle or possibly light blue and the green could have been caused by what was in it. The bottle goes up to about 3/16 in from neck and then the rounded blob? top was put onto it. No markings at all thanks Bob Braun

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From: Rock Kellogg

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle kodak

Date: 08-05-2004

7. 5 inches tall3. 25 wide2 inches thick rectangular Eastman Kodak co. Rochester ny tested chemicals F. E. R. G. CO. IS BOTTLES MFGI found this while diving

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From: Kim and Dave

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Subject: Bitters Bottle-Purple

Date: 08-05-2004

Hi, Can you please tell me anything about the following bottle and it's value if any? 4'' tall with lip, Purple glass, smooth bottom, 12 flat sides with embossedlettering that states: AJANCASTER. S, INDIAN VEGETABLE, JAUNDICE BITTERS, COLSAM JOHNSON, PROPRIETOR, RICHMOND VA 1852Thank You, Kim Dranguet ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: lorraine osborne

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Subject: dr thachers

Date: 08-05-2004

Hi I have just been given a Dr thachers bottle filled with cork and box liver and blood syrup a tonic 1913? 1916 and maybe you can tell me when it would have been bottled . every thing in good shape except the box is stain at the bottom but still is in great shape otherwise thanks for anything you can tell me Lorraine ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Reteppaf

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Subject: very large bottle of Gilbey's Spey Royal Scotch whiskey

Date: 08-05-2004

I'm cleaning up my mom's house for the estate, I found a fairly large brown colored bottle with cork top, the bottle is gallon plus size of Gilbey's Spey-Royal Scotch Whisky, I think this bottle came from one of the VP's of Schenley's who my parents used to cottage with at Blue Sea Lake, Quebec. If you might know of anyone looking for something like this please email: Peter Ferguson ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Robert Smith

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Subject: Dr Pepper Collector

Date: 08-05-2004

Hello Digger, My brother is an avid Dr Pepper collector with about 250-300 different bottles on shelf. I would very much like to buy him a catalogue to assist him as a reference, do you have any suggestions. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Robert Smith ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Joanne Nantz

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Subject: high rock ginger ale

Date: 09-05-2004

My question concerns a filled (never opened) approx. year 1959, I believe it is 32 oz. , excellent condition label. . green glass bottle High Rock Ginger Ale is there any value to it? We have had this bottle since 1959when we purchased it. Has been stored in a dark closet. Thank you for any info ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: duncan kirkby

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Subject: bottles from the sea

Date: 09-05-2004

I have recovered a few bottles from the sea. The oldest of these dates to the late 1700's. Typically speaking, a patchy film of largely organic material remains in the bottle. I soak the bottles for approximately 3 months in fresh water. While this is effective in removing accessible salts, this does not remove the film. Scrubbing is effective, as confirmed in broken pieces. However, I am reluctance to traumatize the intact bottles, which are highly delicate due to their extended stay in sea water. Can you make any recommendations for safe but effective chemical treatments? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: SaraphinAngel

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Subject: perfume bottles

Date: 09-05-2004

Hi I have 4 perfume bottles that my mother purchased at a yard sale in 1960. The price on the bottom of one of the bottles says 100. 00 for set. Well I guess they thought it was 1. 00 for the set and she purchased them. Each bottle is about 2" in height, the bottles themselves are clear, rectangular in shape, they are not smooth on the sides they have three ribs on each side of bottle, each one has a unique top, one spades and the glass is black, the clubs- black, diamonds-red, heart-red. I think you call the tops chimneys? ? I have tried to find something about these on the internet, but have had no luck. Can you help? ? Pam ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: RandShell Tlong4cinci.

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Subject: mystery bottle

Date: 09-05-2004

I know this isn't a real old one or is it? the only thing marked on it is (made in Austria) has a little label above it with the letters (Rv) had something under that but has been torn off. bottle is 8 in tall, rectangular shape. 3 1/2 across the front and 2 1/2 wide. perfect cond. some sort of older ladies whisky bottle, bitter bottle? hopefully u can date it by the screw on cap . . there's a flower, maybe a strawberry and it's etched into the bottle. u can feel the grooves. and there's no seams on the bottle anywhere. so does that mean it's hand made . . thank al ot for your help, Randy

 

From: Robert Smith

To: Diggerjaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Dr Pepper Collector

Date: 10-05-2004

Digger, Thank you for such a quick response. Will try them both. God bless. Robert Smith

From: Digger

To: Robert Smith Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004

4:17 PM

Subject: Re: Dr Pepper Collector While there might be one, I am not aware of such a book. Try antique bottles he has an extensive bibliography see if you can find one or try Amazon Sorry Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

From: Robert Smith

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004

9:51 PM

Subject: Dr Pepper Collector Hello Digger, My brother is an avid Dr Pepper collector with about 250-300 different bottles on shelf. I would very much like to buy him a catalogue to assist him as a reference, do you have any suggestions. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Robert Smith ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Dave Gostomski e3fan98

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Subject: question

Date: 10-05-2004

Hi, I found a 8" clear glass 7 oz. bottle while walking in the woods in Dunkirk, NY, The bottle has" Old Fashion" embossed at the bottom of the neck with registered under that. Then there are four rings and the remainder of the bottle is clear as if it had a paper label on it. the bottom has 3 with some sign like a Saturn with ring and 47. below is a 4 . Then the 7 FL OZS. Below that is C-975. Thanks for any help, Dave --------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: KHALIFA HICKS toolsforyousbc

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Subject: AMERICAN THERMOS

Date: 10-05-2004

I have a thermos that was made in march 15, 1910. I am trying to find. The pat. No. . 9959985 . Also it have a date of June 20, 1911maybe you can help me get some info . Thank you Diane hicks ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Edwinart

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Subject: ZETZ 7-UP BELLHOP SELTZER BOTTLE

Date: 10-05-2004

Just wondering if you know anything about a seltzer bottle with the words ZETZ 7-UP BOTTLING CO . . NEW ORLEANS, LA It has the image of a Black Boy Bellhop on it with the words above beneath. It is Art Decoish in its overall look. Any info on its value or its rarity? I believe its pretty rare because no bottle collector I know seems to have seen one before. Thanks for your time! Edwin ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Rachel Zubay

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Subject: whiskey bottles

Date: 10-05-2004

I was wondering if these bottles I have are worth any money or if someone would be interested in buying them. The one bottle I have is a bottle of Jim Beam from1960's this bottle is a sculpture of a democratic donkey it's 86 proof and the bottle is handcrafted from Regal China. The other bottle is a Old Thompson brand Blended Whiskey Bottle 86 proof. I don't see when the bottle was made but if it could be useful to you the bottom says L-1383A liquor bottle number 11 at the top of the bottom of the bottle a 9 on left a 69 on the right and a 3 at the bottom. If you could give me any info on these bottles it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Roberta Serface -canyon

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Subject: Clay bottle

Date: 10-05-2004

I have a clay bottle that I am researching and wondered if you might be able to id it for me. It says J Bourni & Son and also R & J Arnold London Any help is appreciatedrks ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: manslayer

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Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10-05-2002I found (while going thru my late grandfathers possessions) an amber half pint bottle, on one side it says (federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle)at the top. On the other side at the top are 4 stars and at near the bottom it says half pint. on the bottom of the bottle d 1156-47it has a brown screw on top that says fine America whiskies and a image of Kentucky, a pair of hands clasped together over , what I think is Maryland thank you for any help you can provide ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Connie Coleman

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Subject: CAN YOU HELP US IDENTIFY THIS BOTTLE

Date: 10-05-2004

Found in saginaw, mi, while digging. Brown bottle, approx 3-1/2 in. H x 1-1/2 in. W x 1 in. Depth its flat retangular bottle with round lip - 2 seams, kitty-corner from bottom to top through the lip. Bottom has been put on separately and has a seam clear around. The bottom is square with an oval circle with marks inside. The marks are a triangle with an "m" or "w" at the wide bottom of the triangle (it appears as such), and looks l ike lettering at the point end of the triangle. Outside of the triangle inside the oval it looks like the number 13 on one side and either a 70 or z0 on the other side, and 2 more marks after this mark that we cannot read. The neck of the bottle is approx 1/2 high and the rim is flat on side and on top, of the opening. Mary dennosaginaw, mi ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Kim Harris

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Subject: fra gri chianti wine bottle

Date: 10-05-2004

Recently my husband found an unopened Chianti Fra-Gri wine bottle. It is very unique, I believe. It is made of green glass and stands in excess of two feet tall. The bottle is shaped to look like six fish, each on the tail of another smaller fish (as if eating the smaller one). The smallest fish, at the top of the bottle, has the neck of the bottle coming out of it's mouth. The label is intact and whole. It is very easy to read, despite some fading, I believe. Please give me some insight on the age and value of this bottle. Is it a collectors bottle and if so, how many were made? Thank you so much for your help. KimKim --------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Patricia

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Subject: GArnier liqueur bottle

Date: 11-05-2004

I have a garnier liqueur bottle in the shape of a parrot - it has very vivid colours and is porcelain - do you have any idea of worth or history Ė it has been around in my mothers house for at least 30 years ? regards Tricia---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: gsams

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Subject: 1917 brown Forman whisky

Date: 11-05-2004

Unopened bottle of 1917 brown Forman whisky, cork top with paper seal. Any ideal on value? Thanks in advance, Gary. supposedly for medicinal use only? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Ingaro

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Subject: Tarrant's Seltzer Aperient

Date: 11-05-2004

I have an unopened bottle of Tarrant's Seltzer Aperient dated December 10, 1912. The label is almost perfect and totally intact. The back of bottle says The Tarrant co. Chemists New York. Do you know if it has any value? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: bonacorso

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Subject: JIM BEAM DECANTER

Date: 11-05-2004

Could you tell me what the Jim Beam blue/white 1934 Duisenberg sealed decanter is worth? I inherited this decanter. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: wilma

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Subject: 1905 or 06 glass nursing bottle

Date: 11-05-2004

Hi, I have found a clear glass nursing bottle, It is oval shape, not round. It has the 8 ounces on one side and "tearless" nursing bottle In big letters, and at the bottom it says, Pat. Nov. 7th 05 or 06. It is in good condition, no cracks or chips, I couldn't find any info. on this particular bottle. Could you please tell me how much it would be worth? Thank You. Wilma. --------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: JKHarris4

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Subject: I have a ezra whiskey bottle w/the wooden box. It is in excellent shape if inter

Date: 11-05-2004

I have a ezra whiskey bottle w/the wooden box. It is in excellent shape if interested please email me! Thanks and GOD BLESS! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Med-Cosmetic - -

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Subject: mccormick bottles

Date: 12-05-2004

My mother has about 1500 mccormick bottles and decorative decanters all with the seals still on them. Could you please tell us where we can find information on how to sort and price the bottles. Thank you very much, Paula ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: mjkstjfl

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Subject: I have an old bottle can you tell me more about it? ? ?

Date: 12-05-2004

 

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hello . I have this old bottle donít no if it is a collector or not donít know who even made it what brand but if you could help me find out some information on it id appreciate it it has a spider on it and webs and also a little bug I tried to get the pictures as clear as possible but donít no if I caught it as you need it it is 8 and 1/2 inches tall. Please let me know if you can find out anything on this for me it also has a pat no. on it. . my lid has a little dent in it. Thanks for any help you can give me on finding out information. thanks so much Judy Jett

From: WILLIAM GORCSOS

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Subject: E-MAILED YOU MONTHS AND MONTHS AGO STILL WAITING FOR REPLY

Date: 12-05-2004

Dear digger. Have 60 year old empty bottles of kummel. Have pictures to send you, when you reply . . Would like to know how much i could sell them for, and to whom would buy them. I have 5 of them. And the seal , paper, is still on them. Information is . Brand, maison du bouchett. Name, lauche kummel. Proof, 70. Trade mark, many, blanc prepared and bottled by many, blanc and company, lawrenceburg, ind and frensco, calif "the popular flavor of this kummel is derived from imported dutch caraway seed and lemon peel'' With respect bill ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: RonRichardson2

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Subject: Question

Date: 13-05-2004

I have located unopened cases of "Lem Motlow's" Sour Mash Whiskey, square bottle, 1 liter, stamped at the bottom 155 26 81. Appears to be about 25 years old. I have also located more than a 1, 000 old bottles, still in sealed condition. Do these have any value? Ron ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Dan & Pam Miller

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Subject: Old Spey Royale Bottle

Date: 13-05-2004

I have a half full bottle of Spey Royale Scotch in a decanter which is 17 inches tall and has a musical dancing Scotchman in the bottom. The seal on the bottle has the number 328100049 on it. I am wondering exactly how old this might be. The Scotch is very smooth and delicious. Sincerely, Dan Miller ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Mike Kolonik

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Subject: jos. trainer bottle

Date: 13-05-2004

i found this bottle about 2 meters under ground in calgary alberta canada I was just wondering if it was worth anything and some history on it if you can help me the bottle I have is on the right the tall one

From: Mike & Kim Lewis

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Subject: what are is bottles

Date: 13-05-2004

I got two bottles from my dad and I'm stumped. can you help me thank you mike

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From: NANCY ARANETA WPM12348msn

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Subject: old bottle

Date: 14-05-2004

A couple years ago I visited an old bottle dump and dug many bottles, one which I found no listing for is a Reed and Carnrick bottle called Coca Muscatel. Its bowling pin shaped, amber and smooth on the bottom with only a few air bubbles. Its nice shape is attractive with minor surface scratches with a beautiful round lip that Iíve never seen before. Can you help me with pricing on this one and the date made. Iím sure this one is in your vast collection, thanks and Ill wait patiently for your reply. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sounds like a great bottle.  Probably worth $50-100 because of the Coca connection.  Here's a story about the background Reed Carnrick Andrus  Digger

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From: Icelady37

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Subject: dr. pepper bottle

Date: 14-05-2004

Hi digger, I have a dr. pepper bottle it says one half pint liquid it looks like a milk bottle, on the bottom it says dr. pepper bottling co. boaz, ala. I would appreicate any information you can can me on this bottle including a price. Thank You, Wendy McClain ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: HbbRxn

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 15-05-2004

Dear Digger, My dad and I are restoring a log cabin built back in the early 1800's. I found a bottle that is about 4'' high and 2'' wide and 1. 5'' in depth. It has Baltimore on the side of the bottle on the other side it has druggist and on the front it has Davis& Miller. I was wondering if you had any information on the bottle. We live in Franklin, WV and I found the bottle in Fort seybert which is about 25 min from where I live. thanks, ben ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: apower47direcway apower47

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Subject: old bottle

Date: 15-05-2004

Hi just a quick question, have a bottle my husband kept his wooden marbles in, he has no idea of the origin. The cap has the logo PURITY ACCURACY GUARANTEED. I have looked for this logo and found nothing. The bottle has no other markings on it. thanks, apower47 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Pattysalos

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Subject: please help

Date: 15-05-2004

I recently found a decanter, on the bottom it says "Walkers De Luxe, #7, 1974". On the sides of the bottle are license plates that read "Alabama 1912, Iowa 1911, Louisiana 1915, New Jersey 1908". Could you please tell me the value. I do have the stopper for it also. Thank you. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: ginalee23

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Subject: mineral oil bottle

Date: 15-05-2004

purchased a WA mineral oil red screw top 1 pt bottle label excellent condition any idea of value or date from union drug co Chiaco Ill thanks Gina ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Peggy Phillips

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Subject: A question

Date: 15-05-2004

Digger, My dad found this bottle it is a light green color, it has McElree's Cardui on one side and on the other it has The Chattanooga Medicine Co, and on the bottom it has the copyright symbol and 10. It is around 8 to 9 inches tall. Do you have any idea how old this is and what it might be worth? thank you for your time ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: RobbieCastle

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 15-05-2004

I live in Silver Lake, Ohio, a suberb of Akron, Ohio. My house was built in 1840 by the Gaylord family who were ship builders from Connecticut. I was digging in my back yard this morning, approximately 2 1/2 feet down and came across some old bottles. Two of the bottles were light green and stamped Kuebeler Stang Sandusky O. on the bottom and embossed on the front with KS. I also found a bottle that is clear with, I believe a pontil(? ) and a number 1 on the bottom, and is embossed REGISTERED FULL PINT on the front. Another bottle is clear, approximately 11 inches high and 3 inches round; it is also has a pontil (? ) with a "330" embossed on the edge of the pontil. Two other bottles are clear, 4 or 5 inches high, they look like medicine bottles, sort of rectangular with diamond shapes on the bottoms; one has a D7 inside the diamond with a number 2 outside of the diamond. The other has a 616 inside of the diamond with a number 12 outside of the diamond. Is there any way that you can help me to identify what these bottles were used for and their approximate ages? I would appreciate any help I can get on this. Sincerely, Roberta Castle (Robbie)Silver Lake, Ohio ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Betty Harvey

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Subject: old coke bottle

Date: 15-05-2004

Dear Sir, I bought a fixer-upper and recently began to remodeling. I was going through the attic and came across a couple of things that I hope you can give me some information on, or at least point me in the right direction. The first is a coca-cola syrup bottle that is a one-gallon jar. It has a trace of the syrup in it, full label and two stamps on the back of the bottle. We can not find a date, though it has a lot of markings on it. The other is a Franklin, Sears and Roebucks Minnesota model A sewing machine that is in working order. It has a patent plate on it, but we can not read the patent numbers. It has a metal case with it and has a power pedal. Thank you for all the assistance or information you can give us on these interesting items. Sincerely Stacy Harvey ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: acarroll

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 43 tall green wine bottle .

Date: 15-05-2004

I have a 43" tall green wine bottle with grape and vines and leaves in a bucket with the original wine still in it. Never been opened. It's net contents one gallon. Alcohol 12% by volume. The label is printed, BARSOTTINI VINO ROSSO Red Wine. Produce of Italy - Bottled by Casa Vinicola BoccaccioDI Barsottini E Fedeli Certaldo (Firenze) In the middle of the bottle has a label of, Imported by BANFI PRODUCT CORP. Farmingdale N. Y. Sole U. S. Agent Permit N 2 -1-305. The rest of that label appears to have been cut at that point. The seal on the top of the bottle writes ITALIA FNE Marchio Nazionale. AF VE A is engraved in the bottom. Any information on this bottle of the age and worth is greatly appreciated. Thank You, Amy ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: curtsevenassociates

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Subject: curious bottle

Date: 16-05-2004

Hello Digger, I was looking through Google to try and find out what kind of bottle I found and was directed to your site. On 5-02=04 someone asked you about a bottle that sounds exactly like the one I found. I'm new to this a and didn't even realize someone had such a historical data base as you have with your publications. I'm getting the bug! The bottle is clear and has ears on both sides of the neck with a screw top. There is a seam on both sides and the Glass is kind of wavy in parts. On the bottom is:penick & ford ltd with a "10" in the center and on the bottom half is :pat. 90963. I've been finding a bunch of real old unusual bottles in an old railroad camp buried about 2-3 feet deep. Can you tell me everything you know about this one? I just might become a new customer if the enthusiasm prevails over the fact that I can find out their history. Thanks for your help! Regards, Curt Smith ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Sweettradewinds

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Subject: (no subject)

Date: 16-05-2004

Hi Mr. Odell, I'm looking to help my Mom research some Elvis decanters she has and am having a hard time finding anything similar. It's Elvis playing the guitar dressed in white or pink or blue. She has several from the years and all are in good original box and excellent shape with the whiskey and still sealed. Could you recommend a website or offer some info please. Thank you for taking the time and I look forward toy our reply. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: DChrisdp1

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Subject: Winebender brewery

Date: 16-05-2004

Could you please tell me where I could get a old windebender brewery beer bottle? My Mothers family owned this brewery located in Troy, New York Appreciate any help in this. Dale Christie DChrisdp1 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: LLM1947LL

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Subject: (no subject)

Date: 16-05-2004

hi digger back in November someone ask you a question about a spider web pattern all over a bottle with a spider on the back with a metal label that said "Antique" spiritus Frumenti 100 proof on it, I have one also and would like to know its value, could please help me with it. the bottle is amber color. it also has wheat stalks on it with a fly caught in a spider web. thank you linda m. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: reg ferland

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Subject: ! 930-1940-1950 Pint some quart dated crown jars

Date: 16-05-2004

Any idea what these might be worth and who wants them? Thanks, -------------------------------------------------------------

From: CANDCS1MOM

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Subject: erven lucas bols bottle w/ dancing girl inside

Date: 16-05-2004

I have a bottle with a dancing girl inside of it, she is wearing a red dress. the info I have from it is: Gold Liquor ANNO 1575 The jos Garneau Co New York NY Erven Lucas Bols. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? Tara Bartlett Council BLuffs Ia ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Stephen Butler.

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Subject: sealed bottle

Date: 17-05-2004

Dear Digger:I am in possession of a sealed 40 ounce imperial court bottle of Canadian whiskey. The tax stamp is still intact and it is dated 1929, the time of prohibition. This bottle was smuggled into the U. S. from Canada at that time but was never opened. Does it have any value and where could I get information about value and/or where to sell. Can you sell liquor (even from 1929) over the internet. Thank you in advance for your advice. Sincerely, Stephen Butler ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: KB Bowden

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Subject: white house vinegar information

Date: 17-05-2004

hello I am writing this to you with regards that you may be able help me. my father is a collector of "White House Vinegar" bottles/jugs. I have searched every where with every wording I could think of and been able to find no kind of publication on these bottles, recently a gentleman told him that there were 2 written publications, {more along the styles of comic books} that were written by an author with the last name "Perry" and titled "White House Vinegar" the author is also referred to as "The father of White House" do you know of these publications by chance, where I could find them or any form of publication on these bottles. any help is greatly appreciated. thanks ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: DARLYNN ACEVES

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Subject: BOTTLES

Date: 17-05-2004

HI, I have a question about two bottles that I found, the first is a bottle about 5" high and imprinted in the glass is creamed cottage cheese property of Bowman Dairy Company Chicago, Il. The second bottle is an old listerine bottle with Lambert Pharmacal Company imprinted on it. The bottle is about 7" high it would need some kind of cork stopper, there are no threads on the rim. would appreciate any info you could give about these to bottles. Than You Darlynn ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Tuckydoo

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Subject: whiskey

Date: 17-05-2004

Digger, Please enlighten me as to what whiskey is the oldest in the U. S. I heard that Hennesy was the oldest however, I lived in Pa. and was familiar with Michters Distillery. Also, What is the difference between bourbon and whiskey? Thank you, CCatherine ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Bpthomasson

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Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 17-05-2004

I found an iron pontil bottle that says: Vibberts liquid Blueing. It is aqua, rectangular, with an iron pontil. I am interested in scarcity and value estimate. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Dennis Henson

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Subject: Embalming fluid bottles

Date: 18-05-2004

I have 3 bottles whith the following, THE EMBALMERS SUPPLY CO. WESTPORT CONN. #2 bottle is, UNDERTAKERS'S SUPPLY CO. CHICAGO, ILL, #3 bottle is CHAMPION CONCENTRATE EMBALMING FLUID CHAMPION CHEM. CO. SPRINGFIELD, OHIO. Also have GLOVERS IMPERIAL MANGE MEDICINE rusty cap still on over half full, had to make glass display box to keep it in. IT REALLY STINKS! ! ! LOVE YOUR SITE, LOTSA INFO THANK YOU FOR ANY INTEREST IN MY DIGGINS! DENNIS INEAST PEORIA, ILL --------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Colleen Murphey ghost_rider4436

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Subject: question about bottle

Date: 18-05-2004

Hello;Yesterday I was out in some trees hunting mushrooms. I found an old bottle that I am requesting any information you can give me. It appears to be a blob top and has a few bubbles within. It is extremely heavy for it's size. There is no designation as to the actual size but it's about 2/3 the size of a 16oz beer bottle. The embossing it has on it is as follows:IOWA TONIC CO. THIS BOTTLE MUST NOT BE SOLD SIOUX CITY, IOWA. At the bottom of the bottle, in smaller print is what appears to maybe be a trademark of some sort: 8-SAB COIn the past year, I have come upon antique bottles and am familiarizing myself with the history of ABM, etc. This definitely appears to be pre-ABM due to the imperfection of the shape, as well as the embossing. I would appreciate any information you could provide me? ? ? Thank You, Sincerely Colleen ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Brauer, Michael C

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

Subject: P. Dawson, Glenlivet and Dufftown

Date: 18-05-2004

Hi, I did a search on the above marked bottle and found your website with another readers question about the same bottle that I have just acquired. I did not see your answer published there; do you know the approximate date and anything else about this bottle? Mike BrauerNew Hartford, ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Hope Bauer-

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Subject: old brown hilex bottle

Date: 18-05-2004

I recently found an old glass brown hilex bottle on a rock pile. Any idea what it might be worth if anything? ? Thanks! ! Hope Bauer- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Red89tess

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Subject: Red EC Boozs bottle

Date: 18-05-2004

Digger, Have the above bottle. Approx. 3" x 1 3/8". From reading your previous responses I am assuming this is a fake/reproduction? Thank you, Lyle ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Mark Jayne

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Subject: help

Date: 18-05-2004

Hello my name is mark Jayne and I am ancestor to a family that had a business called dr. Jayneís medicines and tonics sometime in the early18oo hundreds. hunting antique bottles was a favorite past time during my youth. I am looking to purchase any dr. Jayneís antique bottles. can you direct me to anyone who might be able to help. me. Thank you mark ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Evelyn Murphree

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Subject: Coca Cola Bottle

Date: 19-05-2004

What is the value of an unopened 10 ounce coca cola bottle with words coca cola written in Arabic on one side of bottle and words coca cola written in English on other side of bottle. Bottle made in Atlanta, Georgia ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Timothy Nichols

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Whiskey bottle Q & A?

Date: 19-05-2004

Can you tell me anything about this one? Old Whiskey, wooden cap and base with leather attached by metal studs. bottom states original MA - made in Italy. The stopped is rubber not cork and has rubber guides for stability.

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From: angelndisguise

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Subject: regarding Barrowfield Pottery Bottles

Date: 19-05-2004

Hi. . I just read a question to you posted online, regarding **H KENNEDY BARROWFIELD POTTERY GLASKOW. I have a bottle too. My grandmother dug it up in Iowa Hill California in 1945, behind the remaining front face brick wall ruins of the old burned down store. She believes the bottle to be from around 1849, if this helps any. That is really all I know, except she thought it was a beer bottle or whiskey too! Thank You Rhonda ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Angel Morales Jr.

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Subject:

Date: 19-05-2004

HELLO I HAVE A OLD WHISKEY BOTTLE WITH A BOXER A FIGHTER NAME JOHN L SULLIVAN I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT YEAR IS THE BOTTLE IT IS CLEAR 6"3/4 BY 3"INCHES IF YOU HAVE A CLUE PLEASE EMAIL ME THANK YOU ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Susanna Bohme

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Subject: photos of old bottle.

Date: 19-05-2004

Hello, I am writing because I'm looking for an illustration for a paper I have co-authored on the history of warnings in the US. We love the old poison bottles as an example of a warning that used color, texture, words and images to convey its message. We are searching for a photograph of, ideally, a skull poison bottle, or one in the shape of a coffin, or one with a special texture, to illustrate the paper, which will appear in the textbook, _Handbook of Warnings_ which will be released either this year or in 2005. I'm wondering if you might be willing to grant me permission to use one or two of the photos shown on your website, or know someone who might be willing to share their pictures with me. You would get credit in the book and we may be able to pay you a one-time fee. Let me know if you are interested, or know of someone who might be. Alternately, if you have any old photographs, advertisements, etc. showing these old poison bottles, or any bottles themselves for sale, I would be interested in knowing what you have, and the price. Iíve pasted what we've written on antique bottles below, so you can see what weíre looking for. We could do without the illustration, but think these bottles should get the credit they deserve. Thank you very much, Susanna Since about 1870, poison bottlers had used unusual bottle shapes, colors and textures to warn of dangerous contents. Some bottles were in the shape of skulls or coffins, many more used ridged or "quilted" glass textures. These multi-sensory warnings worked in the dark and with blind or illiterate populations; users did not have to be able to see or read a label to feel the unusual texture associated with poison. In effect, the texture served as a tactile "Danger" sign. The poison manufacturers discontinued the use of these unique bottles soon after the passage of the FCPA (Antique Poison Bottles, n. d. ), perhaps because manufacturers found it easier or cheaper to comply with the new regulations. Ironically, the pre-FCPA textured poisoned bottles were more effective at protecting some consumers, as the new labeling requirement did not protect people who could not see or read the label. The FCPA required packages of specific materials to carry labels containing the word "POISON" in specified type size along with a statement that prescribed an "antidote" (Federal Caustic Poison Act;Hadden, 1986). Susanna Rankin Bohme, AM Never Again

From: Swtmoondragon

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Subject: (no subject)

Date: 19-05-2004

hi im searching for some information on a bottle I have it may be a beer bottle I donít know but I think it may be. it is an embossed bottle, clear, embossing says carlsberg, the bottom has the interesting embossing though. on the bottom is what I might describe as a sunburst pattern and contained inside the sunburst itself is a German swastika outside the sunburst are the numbers 35 and the number 2. the bottle top appears to be porcelain? and a wire contraption completes the cork with the porcelain this is in working order. was wondering if you might have some information on it or tell me where I could find the info ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Jewels jewelsmodima

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Subject: info on a bottle

Date: 19-05-2004

Dear Digger Horse Shoe Bitters with horse on Front and on back says Horse Shoe Medicine Company, Collinsville, Ill. Stamped Wheaton on the bottom Searching your site I found many reproductions, is this bottle an original or one of the reproductions? I could not find any info about the Horse shoe Medicine Company Collinsville. Your answer will be very much appreciated Thank you Anne

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From: ROWMEL2003

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Subject: BottleQuestion old metal perfume bottle

Date: 19-05-2004

Hi, I am trying to find out about this perfume bottle I have. The outside is some kind of metal. No marks but the same print on both sides. The bottle is 2 1/4 in long. Thanks for any help. Elise Hancock

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From: Mark Jayne

To: Diggerjaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: help

Date: 20-05-2004

Thank you for the help on dr. Jayne medicines I found your information very interesting my ancestors started dr. d Jayne medicines and I have been doing some research. I was an avid bottle digger in my youth. I lost interest when I moved to Florida. Anyway I purchased your medicine Encyclopedia and I also purchased my first dr. Jayne bottles from you. I am interested in buying as many as I can find if you get more I will purchase. I could only find the one picture on your website relating to dr. jaynes if there is more please let me know. Thank you Mark Jayne-----Original Message-----

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From: april

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Subject: Perfume Bottle Questions

Date: 20-05-2004

I received this bottle from a friend that told me it belonged to her great great great grandmother. I know it is a miniature Avon perfume bottle. Not a very good picture I know, but it measures about 1&1/2 inches tall, is decorated by "gold" and Mother of Pearl on the front and "gold" on the back (with a little scratched off), and says Avon on the bottom, and has a screw on top (no applicator). I believe it still contains some of the original perfume. Could you help me determine the value and rareity of this bottle? Thank You, Apple

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From: april gilliam

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Subject: Value, Rarity? ? ?

Date: 20-05-2004

Got these bottles from an old biology teacher's storage shed, I think there are medicine bottles. both are about 2 inches tall. Do you know the value and perhaps origin of these two bottles? Thanks, apple ---------------------------------

From: Murray Akers

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Subject: Bottle

Date: 20-05-2004

Digger, perhaps you can help---The photo with the pinkish tinge is very deceiving - it was taken with a flash (accidentally). In normal light there is virtually NO coloration. This is embossed one side, "Dr. Lesure's Cough & Tonic Drops, Keene, N. H. "5-1/2 tall x 1-5/8 wide x 7/8" thick. Base is very slightly recessed. Bottle is obviously rectangular: front (embossed side) is very slightly concave, back is very distinctly convex - sort of a liquor flask shape. Condition is near-perfect. I've tried to access info on internet to no avail. Any info will be appreciated. Murray Akers

From: csierak

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Subject: Kahlua bottle

Date: 20-05-2004

I have an old unopened bottle of Kahlua (with the tax stamp still on it) from 1959 in a decorative Mexican ceramic decanter (depicting the Kahlua icon or some god of fertility) in a box. Is this valuable? If so, how would I go about selling it? Thanks, Laura ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: christy bailey _
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Subject: I like to know whom made this bottle
Date: 20-05-2004

I found this bottle in south Louisiana next to a bayou of water I also think I found a ink bottle there is no markings on it but this bottle at the bottom has a diamond shape and a circle around it and in the middle of it was B31 can you help me please

From: darrel edmondson

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Found bottle

Date: 21-05-2004

I recently found an old bottle in the Cooper River, near North Charleston, S. C. while diving near some old rice fields. I know nothing about old bottles, and was wondering if you could help me out. The bottle is a dark, olive green-brownish color, opaque, with swirl marks and a few bubbles throughout the glass. The glass itself is fairly thick. It appears very crudely made and sits at about a 15 degree angle, due to the base being uneven. It weighs around a pound and a half, maybe two. There are no seams of any kind, and based on the info on your website, and my untrained eye it appears to be from the mid 1800's. It has an "applied double collar" (again, based on the info on your site), also somewhat crude, and a very deep pontiled base. The cork has been pushed into the bottle, and is still there. The dimensions are 9 1/2" tall and approx 3 3/4" in diameter. I do not own a digital camera, but may be able to get my hands on one if you need pictures. If I cannot, perhaps you could recommend someone in the Charleston area that could take a look at it for me. Thanks for your time ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Coloured Bottles

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Subject: Reciprocal Links

Date: 21-05-2004

Greetings 'Bottle Books', I visited your website and was impressed with the information on antique bottles. We have created a link to your site from our http://www. coloured bottles. co. uk/partners2. html page. Please provide approval or any editing suggestions at your convenience. I thought you might be interested to know that we have a web site dedicated to our Coloured Glass Bottles & Jars business. We were hoping that you might consider linking to us and invite you to review our site at your convenience. If you determine that a link to our site is appropriate, please add it at your your discretion, or might we suggest the following link and description:Coloured Bottles - Specialists in the production of coloured glass bottles and jars. If you are unaware, reciprocal linking between sites of similar themes positively impacts their search engine rankings. If you'd like to discuss this further, please feel free to contact us at colouredbottlestremendousresults . Thanks! Coloured BottlesChatham, Kent, UK. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Karen J Allvin

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Unmarked Codd - Worth anything? ?

Date: 21-05-2004

Hello -- First, thank you so much for the info on your website . I've skimmed through reams of questions, but haven't seen mine yet, so figured I'd send a note. I've never looked up anything on antique bottles until now, so I learned a lot from your site! I have a set of 16 Codd bottles . all green with aqua or gray-colored marble stoppers, blob top (BIM). They are 9-1/2" high with flat base -the base is very thick - often half- to one-inch thick. From your condition listings, I think all are at least Very Good - the only flaws are that several have a couple of external bubbles 'broken'. These bottles look just like the green bottle in the center of the picture of a line-up of Codd bottles from your Feb 2000 question set. HOWEVER I think it might be bad news that there are no markings on them at all. Am I right? Are they completely worthless? (I'd be happy if they were even worth a few dollars apiece! )Thanks for any info you can offer! -Karen Allvin ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Elizabeth Williams

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Subject: please help :)

Date: 21-05-2004

I have this nice looking perfume? ? bottle and I have been searching for some information on it I came across your site and thought maybe your knowledge could help me out. I am almost done searching . Thanks Elizabeth Williams

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From: Crpntrcrp

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Subject: (no subject)

Date: 21-05-2004

Hi my name is Ron , Im looking for information on a chianti borghini bottle 28" tall knight in armor its full with the seal on it , can you tell me about it and it worth Thank you Ron

I have a bottle 28" tall knight in armor, full with seal still on it . it has all labels on it , says red wine can you tell me about it , and what its worth. Thank you Ron ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: ahunter

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Seagrams Pedigree Bourbon Bottle (full) with Labels & Book

Date: 22-05-2004

Dear Digger, I have a Seagram's Pedigree Bourbon unopened bottle with a small leather book still attached to the neck. This is 4/5 quart, has a liquor stamp 16 cents, State of Missouri No. 817634, bottle is in shape of a book, Federal Label No. 16927721, bottom markings are D-126 and 65 56. This bottle is unopened and full. Any ideas on value? I also have a 1937 Lecroux Creme de Menthe 60 proof bottle with gold label that says Paris International Exposition, Gold Medal Award, and also has a 8 cent liquor tax stamp State of Missouri No. 1798. The bottom has R108 and 65 50. Front label says Philadelphia, Penna, NY LL-27 and Made & Bottled by Leroux & co, Inc. It is 4/5 pint and also full. IDEAS? ? Alice Hunter ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: FrankieG31

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Subject: digger: Espana leather Whisky Bottle

Date: 22-05-2004

I found a nice bottle but I can't find out how much it is worth. Leather Made in Spain. One side has a naked lady and a cherub with a bow and arrow. The other side has like 2 cherubs riding a goat and 2 cherubs pulling the goat. bottle lid has a chain and at the end is a tag that says Whisky on one side and Espana on the other. Would like to know? Thanks Frankie

From: RollnnDice

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Subject: Bottle question

Date: 22-05-2004

Hi Digger, I stumbled across your site while trying to find out some information on a couple of bottles I have. One my mother has had since I was a little kid and I just picked up the other one today at a flea market for 2. 00. Both are in perfect shape. All that is written on the bottom of bottles is the following:Federal law prohibits sale or re-use of this bottleD-334119 5811 (This is bottle my mother had) (on right in pic)Federal law prohibits sale or re-use of this bottleD-334119 5814 (This is the bottle I picked up today) (on left in pic) Thanks for any help you can provide! Jim Lacy

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From: Morgaine

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Subject: I'm sure you've heard them all. - How about Rose City Bottling Works?

Date: 22-05-2004

The city of NLR has been demolishing an antique railroad trestle and I was out walking around looking for bits of glass etc. I found an old bottle it says "Rose City Bottling Works Little Rock Ark". According to a census survey by RL Polk in Little Rock, there was indeed, a Rose City Bottling Works in Little Rock in 1893. I can't find any more information on them at all. Little Rock included both sides of the river in 1893 and "North Little Rock" was not born on the north side of the river until 1904. At this time in history, Rose City is now a suburb of North Little Rock. On to the bottle. It's aqua colored with a "blob" top. It looks older than the first coca cola bottle I saw on your guys site. It has a metal stopper thing in the top of it, with a wire where you can close it or open it. The bottle is pretty dirty with rust stains, it's been in the fill dirt under a railroad trestle since the 1900's(? ) It's not broken or chipped anywhere. Also, a friend of mine found a coca cola bottle which is stamped from Little Rock Bottling company. I did not know we ever had one. Any help would be appreciated. Obviously, both places are extinct. Maybe they were the same place. Little Rock is not that big. Thanks, Claudia Ashmore --------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Amanda Gazin

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old ink? bottle

Date: 22-05-2004

After 15 years of planting impatiens in the same spot, the other day I turned up a small bottle. It is clear and round, molded, about 2 3/4" high and 2 1/2 inches in diameter at the base with sloped rounded shoulder and a band running around the circumference (sp? ) about 1" down from the neck(the bottle is about 2" in circumference at the band). The neck is about3/4 inches high and about 3/4 inches in diameter. There is also a band where the neck joins the main part of the bottle. The neck is slightly crooked on the base. The lip is about 1/8" deep, 1" in diameter, but the opening is just 1/2"--it's not completely even, so I'm guessing an applied lip. It's smooth inside and out, so I assume it would have had a cork closing of some sort. There are two seams that run up to and just into the neck (through the bands), but the neck does not have the concentric circles I've seen mentioned; instead, there seem to be vertical slightly curved striations. There's no seam on the lip. The glass has a few bubbles. The base is flat on the edges with four dots, at 12-3-6-9 (if it was a clock face), then it goes concave with a slight bulging at the center. There is no clear pontil and no clear "owens ring. " There are no seams in the base. It's in very good shape--one little nick at the base of the lip, and it feels a little bumpy under the lip, but no other cracks and it's cleaned up nicely (maybe the dirt plugging the neck protected the insides? ). There are no other markings. My first thought was an old ink bottle, but I can't find anything like in on any website or on ebay. Probably because it's too common, but I'd still like to know whatever you can tell me. I found this in Somerville, Mass, (right across the line from Cambridge); my apt building was built around the turn of the 20th century; most of the houses date to the 1860s or 70s, and before the area was built up, it was orchards, I believe. I'm curious as to whether this dates from the pre-building days or later. I often find old tiles and glass shards in my garden, but this is the first time I've found anything intact. Thank you! You have a wonderful site, and wonderful patience to answer questions like mine! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Missmollieann

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wondering

Date: 22-05-2004

Hello Digger, I was hoping you might be able to help me decide the age of a decanter I found at a garage sale today. It is around 10 inches tall, has a diamond cut design around the middle. On the bottom of the decanter it has the following : Seagrams 1776 DECANTER design by Tiffany & co. There is a 11 located under Tiffany & co Thank you for any information you have on this decanter Thanks again, Shirley Putzier ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: RALEX92

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1973 beam bottle

Date: 22-05-2004

i have a 1973 jim beam bottle. it says on the front united states bartenders guild California international cocktail competition. on the bottom of the bottle it has the numbers ky-drb-230. there is more info on the bottom of the bottle . can you give me an idea of what it is worth ? please and thank you ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: KB ALL OF THE WAY

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Subject: help with old bottle please

Date: 23-05-2004

a friend was out in her yard last week and dug up an old looking bottle it is a square glass bottle and it says pearl on it kinda funny to her cause her name is pearl, but I am trying to find something out about it for her, do you have any idea? ? linament bottle, medicine bottle, etc? ? any help or idea where to go for help would be appreciated thanks sharon sagaser this was found in mid Missouri If GOD brings you to it- HE will bring you through it. GOD will either lighten your load or HE will strengthen your back. --------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: BLAKE CANHAM

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Subject: Scott's emulsion bottle

Date: 23-05-2004

Sir, Garage saled two bottles for a 1. 00, just cuz they were neat looking. The first is a Scott's Emulsion with raised lettering on the left stating "with lime & soda" and on the right "cod liver oil" and the front "Scott's Emulsion". The bottle is rectangular and has some stamp type of stamp "16" in a ring on the base. It measures 9 1/4" tall, 2 7/8" wide and 2" deep, I thought it might have more value as it does not have the "man carrying fish" distinction? ? ? The second bottle is a Healy & Bigelow's Kickapoo Indian Cough Cure, the lettering is raised and inset against the natural formation of the bottle. It is 6 1/4" high and has a diameter of 1 1/2" inches. What should I do? ? ? ? Thanks for any insight. Blake ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Donald & Lu Ann Louisignau

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Subject: ?

Date: 23-05-2004

don't have any idea about this wine bottle it says on the bottom Olive Johnson

From: Tamela B. 1959 and also the year 1956 its about 18 inches tall and in great shape with no chips the stopper is corked wrapped around the ceramic. Can't find anything on the names on the bottle or the bottle it self it reminds me of a swan.

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From: Samuel & Linda Kimmerly

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: milk bottle question

Date: 23-05-2004

Hello, I recently had a neighbor that brought me a bag of old milk bottles and sold them to me for $8. 00. It was dark when I bought them, so I didnít pay very close attention to them. Next morning, I seen 4 of them were just ordinary milk bottles, However 3 of them I have never seen before. The say "Springfield Purity Dairy CO" 52 one pint liquid. . Registered. The strange thing about them they are pink tinted. I thought I was see in things so I put them in a white bag with other bottles and sure enough they are pink tinted, 2 of them are one pint. The other pink tinted bottle has no name on it, its a half pint says "sealed 52ss, half pint, liquid, 5 registered. Have you ever seen anything like these? --Hillbilly Linda-- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: clk clktriad.

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Show Globes

Date: 23-05-2004

Hello Digger, I recently acquired two apothecary show globes and I have attached 2 pictures. They are aprox. 31" tall. The one on the left is a very heavy glass with a honey comb design ground into the glass. The one on the right is not as heavy and it has a molded design on the glass. The camera flash washed out the pattern in the center of the lower globe. Both globes appear to be hand blown. What can you tell me about them i. e. age, value and etc. Thanks, Charles

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From: jkw1620

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Subject: GRA=Rock Beverages

Date: 23-05-2004

I have the following from The GRA-Rock Ginger Ale Bottling Co. Wethersfield Conn. Front: Red with white letters GRA=ROCK BEVERAGES Delcal in middle with two horses & Finest Beverages Quality Back: White Letters GRA=Rock Sparkling Refreshing Contents 7 FL OZ Carbonated Water Cane Sugar Citric Acid Flavor Carmel The GRA-Rock Ginger Ale Bottling Co. Wethersfield Conn. Bottom: 2749 mTcPlease advise if you have any idea of the production date and value. If you do not have any information, please advise where I might continue my search. Regards, Judy Wilson ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: david willis

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1871 Chicago Fire Bottles

Date: 23-05-2004

Hi I unearthed a bunch of 25 bottles that were buried during the Chicago fire I unearthed them about 10 years ago while doing a renovation on a home about three feet down in a layer of ash that was about 12 inches deep some have writing on one of them and others donít the reason im sure they are form 1871 or before is because I saw one of them in the chicago historical museum in the Chicago fire display. . its a stove cleaning bottle. . called E-Z Stove at any rate could are these collectible and valuable at all? thanks for any help BestDavid --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: ghonn.

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Quaker

Date: 23-05-2004

Hi Digger, I have a unopened bottle of Old Quaker straight bourbon whisky. none of the whiskey has evaporated, it is full to the top. The front of the bottle has a picture of a Quaker man, and says they have plants in Aladdin, Pa. and Fresno, Calif. there is a number on the front label at the bottom: AL-6722-04. (may be a part no. for the label. ) There is a STATE OF OHIO label with the number 18673608. There is a red label across the top, some kind of U. S. REVENUE label with the no. 07860060. I was told it was bought in the 1940's (not sure if early or late 40's). does any of this information give you an idea of the age and value of the whiskey? . Thanks, Gene. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: CWGRAM4

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Subject: Legend of Lost Liquor

Date: 23-05-2004

I recently found an empty bottle of "Old Jamaica Rhum" in my fathers basement. The Distillery is Delva. There is a booklet attached that is titled "a legend of Lost Liquor" with a graphic that says "Afrika 1941-1943" on the front of the bottle. On the back of the label is a notice to R. A. A. C. stating that this liquor showed all to be within standards of purity prescribed for use by Allied Military Personnel. I know nothing about the bottle and I am not finding any information about Delva Distilleries? Any suggestions? Carol Walker ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: sniper3505 sniper3505earth1

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Subject: old bottle

Date: 24-05-2004

round clear bottle on a metal design rack. looks like it could be used to dip an old quill pen in. bottle turn about 90 degrees, ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: andy&dianna

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Subject: walkers kilmarnock whiskey x 1873

Date: 24-05-2004

i would appreciate any info on this bottle, it is wavey glass with blue cobalt in it, it is in pristine cond. thank you.

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From: krazysandman

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle value

Date: 24-05-2004

dear sir I was asked by my grandmother to determine value/origin/history of a few bottles, she has tons, in looking at lots of other pics I see nothing like em, the big round bottle has a circle w/ w or w inside it/its 18"around-14"tall-4 prong lip on top for cap-no chips-cracks-has a line up to sides top to bottom on opposite sides next bottle-square shape-about 8"round square-no chips stains-bottle has loggo-owl on a pedestal-bottom of pedestal says trade mark on pedestal under owl slanted down from left to right initials or loggo appears to be like-doro-codco-torco-todco-something like that here's some pics thnx  

From: thomas delain tcdelainlakefield

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Teal Dentifrice

Date: 24-05-2004

I noticed the question about Teal Dentifrice. Teal was not the color of the bottle or the dentifrice. The dentifrice was red and the bottle was made from clear glass, As I remember the bottle was about 4 or 5 inches tall. . It had a screw top on a tapered neck. The bottle flared to a round base about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. We used it in our house when I was kid back in the '30's. Tom ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Mching2932

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Subject: (no subject)

Date: 24-05-2004

Digger, I have an old intact 5 gal Sparkletts glass water bottle. Label, red cap, and all. Do you think this is worth anything if I wanted to sell it? ? Mel ChingLos Angeles, CA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Rhonda Bock

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: our find

Date: 24-05-2004

Hello Digger! My name is Breanna Nagy (12 years old) and I have found a bottle that I would like more information on. It is brown in color measuring 1 1/2 inches across 1 inch deep and 5 inches tall. It has a metal lid that screws on. On the left side it has H. Clay Glover Co. , Inc. On the right side it has NEW YORK, N. Y. There is no label but there is a sunken in face on the bottle where a label should be. On the bottom of the bottle it has . O on the left side, in the middle of the bottom it has the letter A with a circle around it and on the right side of the bottom it has the numbr 46. My mom and myself would love to find the history of this bottle. We found it on our farm when putting in a new septic feild. Thanks Digger look forward to hearing back from you. Yours Truly Breanna Nagy-------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: pam neff

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Subject: snuff bottle

Date: 24-05-2004

Hi, I found a light aqua colored snuff bottle that is 3 3/8" tall by 1 3/8" wide. On the sides are raised letters Doct. Marshall's Catarrh Snuff. I am just curious on the approximate age of this bottle. Thank YOu James A. NEff

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From: Ritchie Kremer ritchie.

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Subject: Question about label on 1791 Lafite wine

Date: 24-05-2004

Hello. My name is Ritchie, and I am the propmaster on the upcoming sequel to Zorro. I am looking for a resource that can show me what the label would have looked like on a bottle of 1791 Lafite wine. We are going to have to reproduce this label for one of our props, and it's important for it to be historically accurate. If you have any information about this particular bottle, or if you can point me in the right direction, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks, Ritchie Kremer ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: GLENN PATRICK

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 24-05-2004

I have a 3 in 1 oil bottle on each side it reads 3 in 1 oil and on the bottom it has w5. could you tell me anything about it? thank's Glen-------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: M R mr_edu

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Historical Information Services Request. Thanks Digger

Date: 24-05-2004

Hello, Digger! Here are 2 pictures of a bottle pulled out from under a rock ledge on our mining claim out in New Mexico. It apparently had lay there undisturbed for some time as the miniature cork-screw is rusty, but not rusted away. The printing on the ring is the same as the embossed printing on the bottom of the bottle and reads, "The Dr. J. H. McLean Medicine Company", and the numeral '2'. The glass is clear in color, exposed side has some rainbow-iridescence to it and the soil side is somewhat 'patinized'. Lip is 'applied double-collar' with seam stopping below. The base appears to be 'key-mold'. Shape is rectangular with rounded sides. Glass appears to have occasional oblong bubbles and no cracks, chips or obvious scratches. The cork is intact with cork-screw in place. There is a rolled piece of paper inside with some writing barely perceptible, also a small amount of material, which appears to be dried soil, and which, when a flashlight is held against the glass, appears to contain flakes of gold-colored metal. The bottle measures, 9 1/16 " base to lip, x 3 3/4", x 1 3/4". We presume this to be an old 'claim-jug', and have not tampered with, or altered in any way, even by washing of the exterior. Any information or interest or request for charge of service, please respond

Thank-You & Happy Digging! Michael R. M

From: Lydia Brescia

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question for Digger

Date: 25-05-2004

Hello Digger I have a question about this full sized -21" whiskey Decanter I attatched a picture the label that is on it. . which has a picture of the display and bottle . . would you have any idea what it's value is? We are interested in selling it, I did some research and had no luck finding it! Thanks so much, Sincerely, Lydia and Ben

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From: Frank Vaillancourt

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old soda bottle

Date: 25-05-2004

hello digger this is frank I was hoping you could help me out with a question or two I found a cronk & palmer soda water works windsor ont bottle in a pool I was digging I was wondering if you know any info. on it as I have been trying now for a few years to find out anything about it so I came across your web site . I would like to know a history or any info you may have thanks in advance frank

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From: Rick Harrington

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Subject: ! 845 brown bottle

Date: 25-05-2004

recently while digging in my back yard I found this bottle . My house is located where an old school house was. It is a brown bottle dated 1845 has embossed on bottom. also on bottom is oval with diamond overstamped and these numbers 7on left of diamond 5 at the bottom of diamond and 6 on the right side. The bottom feels l rough like it was double stamped in circular mold. on the side it has graph for measuring in mils as it is stamped. the bottle is round about 7 in with 2 in stubby neck 1/8 thick lip hope you can help ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: TEXGRILLN

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Subject: Clicquot Ginger Ale bottle

Date: 25-05-2004

When my parents moved into the house that they are in now, back in 1961, there was an old wooden case with unopened bottles of sodas that said Clicquot Club. The sodas were obviously much older due to the look of the bottles and the case that they were in. Is there a certain time period that these sodas were made? D. H. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: DYN108

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: melvin and badger

Date: 25-05-2004

Attached is a Melvin and badger bottle with a label on it for Triple distilled EAU De Cologne I thought they only did poison bottles - could this be worth anything? Description is as follows :5" high , clear rectangular square with indented embossed sides one side Melvin and badger other says Boston label paper - red border black lettering cork is broken off at top and is still in bottle See attached pictures Ė thanks Diane

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From: John James Connolly

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Robt. Finan Agt

Date: 25-05-2004

25 May 2004

Sir: After demolishing a building erected in 1917 in Rockaway Park, NY, I found an intact (! ! ! ) hand blown bottle in the excavated earth. The markings on it are: Robt. Finan Agt L. I. City & Rockaway Beach N. Y. There is an image of an Irish Harp on the opposite side. Your website indicates that others have found similar bottles but all I see are their questions (like mine), no answers. What is it? Can you estimate its value? Should I clean out the dried up remnants of what may be the original contents? Thank you for your time and effort. Respectfully, John James Connolly204 Birchwood Road Medford, NY 11763cell: (917)656-8940e-mail: john. james. connollyatt ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: David L. Corke Jr.

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hudsonís bay scotch bottle

Date: 25-05-2004

Hi, my name is dave corke, I live in Scottsville, ny. My uncle recently passed away and my aunt gave me an old whiskey bottle of his for a keepsake. Its a 1 gallon brown bottle. It stands 18. 5 inches tall, 17 inches around and the label say's "Hudson's Bay" brand best procurable "Blended Scotch Whiskey" it appears to be quite old. The only downside is the bottle is empty. Could you wager a guess on its age and why such a huge bottle? My e-mail address is corkedavid13if you ever get time please respond. Thank you. sincerely Dave Corke ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Kevandcarissa

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Subject: No Subject

Date: 25-05-2004

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From: Dashazda3

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Subject: wiser's oldest Canadian whisky

Date: 25-05-2004

I have a bottle of wiser's oldest Canadian whisky. it is an unopened bottle and the seal says 1962. it has a registered bottle number. 442534. It also states that it is aged for 18 years before it is bottled. Does this have any collectors value? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: RC5X

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 25-05-2004

digger I have a 1947 7 up bottle unopened made by Iowa 7 up company green bottle 5. 7 oz. girl in bathing suit bubbles over head trying to find out how much it is worth. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: patricia deroche

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glass bottle

Date: 25-05-2004

hello, my husband and I recently bought a syrup bottle at a sale, it is a brown colored glass in the shape of Mrs. Butterworth, the numbers on the bottom read 6472. we were just wondering if it has any value at all? thank you so much Pattie and Chris in Ont. Canada

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From: michele r silva

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: cognac napoleon 1802

Date: 25-05-2004

Hello this is not an empty bottle but a completely full sealed bottle. Doyou know how much it's worth or where I can find out? thank you , michele

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From: AGr8tGuy4U2003

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Garrett's

Date: 25-05-2004

Digger, I have a Garrett's Virgina Dare Sweet Red Wine Bottle The front label is in Excellent condition! The First Lady of The LandAlcohol 13% By Volume Produced and Bottled by Garrett & CO. , INC. , Brooklyn N. Y. * C 1946with an intact State of Illinois Tax Sticker Contents One Half Gallon Metal Lid with the Coated Cardboard type liner inside. Bottom letters and numbers far left in the 9am position the letter Sin the center in the 12 o'clock position the number 1087on the far right in the 3pm position the number 2and some strange symbol in the 6pm position the back of the bottle is embossed with an eagle and the word's: Garrett's American Wines. What's this bottle worth please? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: POTTERLAN

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 26-05-2004

I found a beautiful bottle set and was wondering the value as I have not been able to find anything comparable searching books and Internet. It is a three sided pinch Haig's with sterling sliver intricate filigree encasing the three sides, neck and bottom of the bottle. The bottom is stamped sterling Mexico. The bottle bottom is stamped A66 R Haig UPC. There are also four matching shot glasses also encased in silver to match the bottle. I was curious to the era and value Thanks Linda Potter ---------------------------------------------------------------------

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From: JoGruber JoGrubercharter

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hillbilly Decanter

Date: 26-05-2004

All I know about this "Hillbilly" is that it's a "Wild Cat Juice Decanter" There are 2 for sale on ebay at the moment. Item 3293953976Hope this helps. ~~~~~Hi Digger, Hoping you can help me "uncover" some history on a decanter I found at a thrift shop the other day. It is a decanter style bottle of what looks like crockery that has been glazed and is shaped like a log cabin. It is corked with a hillbilly head on top of the cork, and 2 other hillbillies leaning up against the bottom of the decanter. There is a metal piece hanging from the neck of the bottle that looks like it at one time had something hanging from it. I suspect this is a liquor decanter but have no way to verify as it has no marks or labels on it. I have attached a picture in hopes that you will recognize the bottle or know where to refer me. Thanks for any help you can offer. Best Regards, SheliaJnR Sales - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Ed & Toy Lynn

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cholera Mixture bottle

Date: 26-05-2004

Hello, My nephew found a clear bottle today. The writing on the bottle says DR. H. S. THACHERS CHOLERA MIXTURE CHATANUGA TENNIt measures 2 1/4 inches long to the curve of the bottle. The curve is 1/4 inch and the neck of the bottle is 3/4 in long. The top is round and thick. No lid. The diameter of the bottle I s 1 inch on all 4 sides. What can you tell me about this bottle? Thank You, Toy, 26 May 04 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Patricia

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles of wine

Date: 26-05-2004

Hello, Came across your website and thought I'd ask. We bought a house and the previous owners left lots of interesting things in the basement. One item we came across was a wooden box of 3 assorted wines (still unopened). The box has a rope handle. The brand of wine is Medici and there is a bottle of Rose Lambrusco, Amabile Bianco, and a Lambrusco. They are screw tops, not cork. Says. . produces and bottled in Italy byMedici Ermete & Figli S. R. L. ~Villa Gaida-Reggio E. Sole U. S. agents Vento Wine Import Inc. Cleveland Ohio The letters ITE are along the top labels on all of the bottles. Do you have any information available on these? I would appreciate it! Thank You Patricia Petruzzi

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From: Erich

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: American Patriot

Date: 26-05-2004

I was given a bottle :GEORGE WASHINGTON statue 16" TALLLabel says:RARE ANTIQUEAMERICAN PATRIOT SERIESFRANKFORT DISTILLING CO LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKYWas wondering if it had any value and what year it was made ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Joal Bloodgood

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ponds bottle

Date: 26-05-2004

I have an old bottle with ponds extract on it with 1846 on the bottom. I also have several bottles from pharmacies in Asbury Park NJ engraved on the bottles. Do they have any value? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Toby & Mary Ann Brown

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old bottle question

Date: 26-05-2004

From: Carol Childress

To: Digger

Subject: J. R. Watkins Medical Company

Date: 08-06-2003 Hi Digger, I have a small roundish bottle, lays on its side only (does not stand up like a conventional bottle), with what appears to be a tin cap. Says "J. R. Watkins Medical Company" on rounded sides in raised glass letters. Clear glass. I'm interested to know what kind of medicine it contained and value if possible. Also have two of what I call vials; flat on the bottom so they stand up, flared lips on top as if to hold a cork. No writing on them at all; clear glass; one is 2. 25" tall; the other is 2. 75" tall. No seams on the bottles. The bottles are crooked in many ways, and the pontils are really just small raised nipples on the bottom of each. I'm thinking these are pretty early, and would like to know what was in them. See photo. Thanks, Carol Childress Sturbridge, Did not see your answer to this question, but also have the same bottle, but with some dried up blackish blue substance inside. On the rounded bottom of the bottle there is a "7" on one side and a "K96" on the other. My bottle is embossed :The JR Watkins Company & on the opposite side:Winona, Minn, USAThanks. MA Brown

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From: Donna Larsen

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cobalt blue vase

Date: 26-05-2004

Digger, I recently purchased a cobalt blue vase for a friend as a gift. I would love to be able to give her any info you can help with to go along with it. The vase is somewhat "ginger-jar-shaped", 5" tall and has 3 markings on the bottom: "Y" over an "M" (in a circle), over a "2". I will include 2 photos. One of the vase and one of the bottom. Thanks for your help. donna

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From: Janet Farmer

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 27-05-2004

Hi, My Dad recently replaced an old metal shed that was falling down and we found he had several cases of old bottles that he had dug up years ago along the Susquehanna river in Perryville, MD inside this shed. One of them doesn't seem to be listed within any of the groups on your website. He has quite a few interesting ones but if we could identify this one that I've attached 2 pictures of it might help motivate him to do something with himself and these bottles. I'd appreciate any response. The only words on the bottle: DAVIS O K Baking Soda Thanks, Jan Farmer Rising Sun,

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From: John and Stacey Cramer

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Beer Bottle Question

Date: 26-05-2004

Hello Mr. Odell: I was interested in purchasing one of your pricing guides - such a assortment of types of bottles - but NONE ON BEER BOTTLES? Perhaps I missed it. The closest guide is for carbonated sodas. Let me know if you have one on antique beer bottles - I need to price bottles that my father has been collecting since the 70s when we lived in Ohio. There are some great unique ones in the batch! ThanksStacey CramerHouston, TX ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: roxanne m

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: SNOWATILLA

Date: 27-05-2004

i have a 4 1/2" x 2" x 1 1/2" inch Clear Molded Glass Bottle w/ flared lipthat's indented on the 1 1/2" side & Says: "SNOWATILLA"it has a Sunburst design on the bottom [with a little Bump in the center]it looks as if someone dug it up ? ? . . dirty with that nice iridescencei can't find ANY INFO ? ? ? on "SNOWATILLA" ? ? ? ? ? I can get a photo if you need itAny thoughts ~ would be appreciated Thank youroxanne~ ringmistress ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: bill

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 27-05-2004

Hi, I found a poison bottle the other day , it is 3" tall amber in color, flat in the back and 5 other sides to it. the center panel in front has POISON written vertically the both sides on the left and right of the word POISON has 24 X's in each panel the two end sides have no writing on them. The bottom is embossed pat, applied for over N. B. &Co. Do you know anything about this bottle? Billsuitsmeblackfoot ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: MOWNANDGROWN

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 27-05-2004

I recently dug a MASSO REGd COUGH CURE 13cm tall bottle rectangular with 3 recessed panels. M surrounded by a triangular shaped 3 sided circle. I cant seem to find any information at all relating to the origin of this bottle. Hope you can help me, cheers, Ian. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: daiglehill

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pitcher

Date: 27-05-2004

I have acquired a topaz colored hand-blown pitcher approximately 8" in height. Believed to be from County Cork, Ireland and received as a wedding gift for a friend's grandmother. Any idea how I might identify or find more info? Many thanks! Janine ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Date: 28-05-2004

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From: mcaprara

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 28-05-2004

Hi, this is mike from Washington state, I picked up a stoneware beer bottle, that said becomes, and is glazed brown on top it came with a black screw top stopper that said Arcadia Table Waters in raised letters on top and has original rubber gasket I believe the bottle is ginger beer Would like to know its origin and age it seems that the stopper is unrelated, possibly from another make of bottle. I found towns called arcadia;in michigan, california, and the UK. would like to know origin and age thanks Michael Capraramcaprara ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Anne Marie Olin

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about a bottle I found

Date: 28-05-2004

Hi. My name is AnneMarie, from Wichita KS. I found a bottle at a garage sale yesterday. It is made as an owl. It's all leather. On the bottom says origainal M. A Made in Italy. It stands approximately 10 1/2 in. tall. The head comes off the top. Its not a screw off top, it pulls off. Its made of hard plastic. The bottle is made of glass and it green. I was wanting to sell it and wanted to know if you can tell me what it is and how much it may be worth. I sent 2 pictures as an attachment. Thank you . . AnneMarie ---------------------------------

I also wanted to know what the age of the bottle is and what it was used for . The bottle itself is in excellent condition the lip it rounded and is protruded at the outside I think the picture showed that. There is some ware on the leather. . Thanks again . AnneMarie

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From: KrAzY_SANDMAN

To: Diggerjaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: bottle value

Date: 28-05-2004

ok ty very much, the square blue owl bottle. . what is what did it hold, of your site I see most owl bottles were for poisin but it doent say that on this 1 and where do u go to sell these items for top dollar? and is well over a hundred mean? up to 200. 00 or ? your best guess? rarity of this bottle . . ty very much

From: Digger

To: krazysandman Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004

5:09 AM

Subject: Re: bottle value The owl bottle is a very good one selling well over $100 the other maybe $5-10.

From: renate cassady wolfwoman6

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pluto Water

Date: 28-05-2004

Hello1we live in southern virginia and we found a clear bottle it says Pluto Water on it. Can you tell me anything about this Bottle? Tanks Wolfwoman Stuart, Va. --------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: WACKYBICHwmconnect

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: warranted flask

Date: 28-05-2004

Dear digger, My mother acquired two bottles that where found in my grandmothers yard. One was a Thomas Edison Battery Oil bottle, which we have been able to fine information on. The other is a light Amethyst colored, embossed with the words Warranted Flask. It has a double seam on the sides witch merge into one seem towards the top and the seam stops before the lip. There is air bubbles in the glass n the neck of the bottle is slightly bent to the right. The bottle is not damaged in anyway. We were wondering if u could provide us with any information on this bottle, as in the age, history and value. We have spooke with 2 antique dealers one was on able to provide us with information, and the other would not give any information unless we were willing to sell the bottle. Please help us on this mystery bottle! ! It was found in Lancaster County Pa. , and my grandmother lives right by railroad tracks if that will help. Thank you! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Angela Palmer

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1gal. 7up extract jug

Date: 29-05-2004

Hello, I have been looking for weeks, hours on end; trying to find a VALUE on a couple of one gallon 7up extract bottles. I have not seen even one jug like these for 7up , only for coke , pepsi and (A&W ROOTBEER I have two of these also (these are green jugs) The caps are with the jugs. The jugs are in good condition. they are amber in color, the addresse on the label says 121 South Meramec St. Louis, MO. 63105 There are 4 numbers on the bottom of the jugs. On 1 jug there is a 7 and then a 1 (inside a ring) and then a 0 centered below these is the number thirteen. Could you possible tell me what each one means? On the neckis a DES. PAT. # wich reads 184991. Also they do have a handle on the neck. Would these be something a collector of 7up items be interested in? Any information you could give send me would greatly be appreciated. Thank you, Jeremy. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: wanda

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Three Feathers Whiskey

Date: 29-05-2004

I just need to know about what year Three Feathers Whiskey came out. My husband found an old bottle in mint condition. We have never heard of it before. I tried to find it on the internet but can't get the info. I would like. Just that it's name changed until and then it stops. If you would be so kind as to fill me in on some info. I would sincerely appreciate it. Thank You wanda ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: ladyeagle

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Washington Flask

Date: 29-05-2004

Digger, I recently bought a bottle at a flea market for 1. 00 and was wondering if you could give me any information on it. The bottle appears to be a flask it is kind of a yellow brown color and has a picture of Washington on it facing to the left with the inscription around it that says "The Father of His Country". The bottle appears to be old, it has several large bubbles in the glass and a line that runs about half way around it that looks like a crease in the glass (at first I thought it was a crack) the lip seems to have been added separately because the seam marks are on the front and the back instead of the sides like the seam marks on the bottle. I hope you can help me with this as I am new at bottle collecting and need all the help I can get. Thanks, KimNeosho, MO ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Johnachannell

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 29-05-2004

I found a bottle with Dr. Kilmers Swamp Root Kidney Liver & Bladder Cure on it. Can you tell me anything about it? Thanks, Chris ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Grandypace

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wHISKEY Bottles like ones used in Lincoln Co Kentucky 1760 to 1780s

Date: 29-05-2004

My question is: What would a whiskey container? or bottle? look like that would have been used in the mid to late 1780s in Lincoln County, Kentucky - did they vary by state, region? and material used for the container? were they glass, crockery? Also have you ever heard of whiskey being mixed with wet mortar for bricks used in construction in the winter to keep mortar from freezing? Henry Shriver (he changed his name to Clark in Kentucky) is my ancestor and he was born in 1757 in Maryland and learned whiskey making from his father Jacob Shriver (German immigrant) who made whiskey in Frederick Co Md in the mid to late 1780s. Henry moved to Lincoln County Kentucky in the 1780s. According to the history of "The William Whitley House" (Lincoln County Kentucky) written by Charles G. Talbert: there was an account published in the Louisville Times in 1889 regarding the brickwork in the Whitley House was done by one Joseph Lewis, and a German with the rather un-German name of Henry Clark (Clerk) also who furnished the whiskey used in the brick mortar to keep it from freezing during winter time construction for the workmen (maybe the workmen and Whitley were also given whiskey to drink too), both Lewis and Clark being paid in land for their services to Whitley by deed on August 28, 1804 of 243 acres to a Henry Sheven (Shriver). Henry Shriver apparently changed his name from Shriver to Clark. The English translation of Shriver or Schreiber was Clerk and perhaps pronounced and sounded like Clark, so Henry Shriver became Henry Clark. If you have a book that has images of these type whiskey containers, like ones that would have been used in Frederick Co MD and Lincoln Co KY, let me know, and how to order the book and which one to order. Thanks Randy in Houston

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From: joseph h. downs

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: John Lennon decanter

Date: 30-05-2004

I have a bottle/decanter that has John Lennon's picture on the front and a listing of songs on both sides of the picture. It has 1940-1980 under his picture. The bottom says an exclusive design by Marita Spirits Ltd. / From the ANNIVERSARY collection of Authentic Liverpool Porcelain and it has an A in the middle. The color of the decanter is off white with a gold trim. Is it worth anything? Thanks in advance. Jessica Downs ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: wefreed

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 30-05-2004

have you ever heard of a company called castle rock out of Saugus Massachusetts? it's a green bottle the castle rock and Saugus mass are embossed but it has a label the says barn cafe ginger ale. it's a pint sized bottle ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: wefreed

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 30-05-2004

we found one other: it's blue 4 inches or so embossed with bromo-seltzer emerson drug company baltimore, md the number 34 on the bottom it's a round bottle with a big neck for the size of the bottle ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Scoob

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: decanter ?

Date: 30-05-2004

Hi, my name is Gary. I purchased what I thought was a "nice' bottle today, after comeing home - I looked at it. On the bottom of the bottle, molded in glass is ( Federal Law Forebids sale use of this bottle. The bottle itself is a light rose color - it has a 3 mastted ship on one side & an image of a man ( bust) with the word courage on the other side. It has an " bulb" shaped top with cork neck. The images are all part of the mold, not label's. Can you tell me what I have. If needed - I can take a picture of this with a digital camera. . ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: shaas

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle from Michigan Bottling Company.

Date: 30-05-2004

Dear Sir, I recently found eighty three bottles at a garage sale and I am having a fairly tuff time finding info on most of them. I know absolutely nothing about bottles so please bare with me. If You could please give me any information or value to the bottle tallest bottle in the attached picture I would greatly appreciate it. The bottle reads on the front within a recessed circle- MICHIGAN BOTTLING COMPANY DETROIT. MICH. The back of the bottle has a E. H. E. 22 I guess you would call the color amber and it has a type of flip top stopper? Sorry about the lack of knowledge. Thanks again Steve

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From: Igor. pl

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bourbon Whiskey.

Date: 31-05-2004

Dear Sir! I am in possession of special edition whiskey, and would like to know it's value. Bottle has never been opened, with whiskey inside, it reads from top to bottom front: 1890-1965, Wyoming the Equality State, Diamond Jubille, 4/5 Quart Beam 86 Proof Kentucky Straight 120 months old Bourbon Whiskey, Bottled by James B. Beam Distilling Co. , Inc. Clermont. Beam Kentucky. On the back : Old Faithfull. On the bottom: Federal Law Forbids Sale and Reuse of this Bottle. Creation of James B. Beam Distilling Co. D-334-145-65C. Miller 1965Genuine Regal China. Front of the bottle depicts sculpture of the bucking horse with a rider wih mountains in the background. Gold print of the bison on top of the bottle. On the back bird and flower separated by the tree. I would appreciate your help, please contact me as soon as possible. Let me know if you have any additional questions. Best regards. Igor. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Freddiesworld

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: eiffel tower lemondade bottle

Date: 31-05-2004

I found a clear glass bottle, height 10. 5 cm, the name on the bottle is Foster Clarke LTD Maidstone, Eiffel Tower Lemonade. Could you possibly find out its origin and the date it was made. Thank you ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: belle5

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 29 Seagram's Seven Crown Bottle w/ wooden top

Date: 31-05-2004

My Friend inherited the above from her grandfather. It measures 29" tall. Any idea how much it is worth? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: judy mcelveen

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD BOTTLE

Date: 31-05-2004

COULD YOU TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT A MALLARD DISTILLING CO. BALTIMORE AND NEW YORK BOTTLE I FOUND IT I DONíT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT --------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Paulineagius66

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles

Date: 31-05-2004

please could u tell me the value of two bottles for me , if anything-one is a beige colour bottle , virol a preparation of bone-marrow bottle. the other is ellimans royal embrocation for horses manufactory slough. this bottle is a pale green colour glass. thanks very much for any info received ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Mamafaye

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Groves Tasteless Chill Tonic

Date: 31-05-2004

We just found one of these and don't know anything about them. The bottle is 5 1/2" tall, clear, and has Groves tasteless chill tonic embossed on both sides just below the neck. Is it common? Is it valuable? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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From: Ktrixiebaby
To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: whiskey bottle
Date: 01-05-2004

I found a whiskey bottle at a yard sale. It looks like a slim water pitcher its 12 &3/4 ins high. It is threaded twice for the spout and handle to twist off. Then it has another thread for the lid which is gone. On the bottom it says old Mr. Boston Fine liquors. Brand Pat. App. For 1D1 25053. Can you tell me anything about it? Cant find any date on it. I hope u still have your web site Thank you Kathy ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Old Mr. Boston Brand was putting up bottles as soon as prohibition ended.  Most of the Mr. Boston bottles offered on Ebay go without selling and are being offered for under $10.  With your missing lid, I would say the value is $5-8.  Digger.

From: Golfnbridgeangel
To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: (no subject)
Date: 01-05-2004

I am trying to find out about "collector" never opened liquor decanters, have about 100 of them all different, dating from early 1940 to late 1980, you know the kind I mean? For example a decanter in the shape of an old mine with an old miner figure The Cyrus Noble Mine traded by the miner for a bottle of Cyrus produced $ 250, 000 on the front a tag on back says it is "straight bourbon whiskey" and on the bottom it is imprinted 1978 HAAS BROTHERS Would appreciate any ideas on finding out possible values and sources for selling them. Thank you so much ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Haas Brothers made many ceramic collectible decanters in the late 1970s such as the one shown above.  These are difficult to sell I would estimate the value of around $10 a piece for this series. Ebay is probably the only easy place to reach a large audience.  The local flea market dealers, local auctions or consignment shops are other alternatives. Digger

From: SDBowHunter
To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: BottleQuestion
Date: 01-05-2004

I have found a clear bottle approximately 8-9 inches tall with Pluto Water and then America's Physic in raised letters. Could you tell me anything about this, thanks in advance.

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Many others have asked this question.  Here is a list of links on this site to other Pluto Water bottle questions. Pluto Water  Digger

From: Shirlyjo
To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: Ayer's bottle
Date: 01-05-2004

Dear Mr Digger, I have a blue Ayer's Hair Vigor bottle in excellent condition. It still has the cork and stopper. Could you please let me know the value of it? Would like to find out the year it was make and where it was made if I can. Was it made by Dr. J. C. Ayer's and Co? Thank you so much Shirley

Shirley, the Peacock blue ones as shown above are a bit older than the cobalt blue ones.  Wit the original stopper it should be worth $60-80. These bottles were made by the same Ayer's that produced a long line of medicines, Dr. J.C. Ayer of Lowell, Mass.  Digger

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From: shawn hansen poleguy03
To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: bottle question
Date: 02-05-2004

Dear Digger, I have a clay bottle that I found, and have no clue for what it was used for. It has Ober Selters on the upper part, with a number 28. I have a picture to so that might be of some help. I would like to know the age and the value. Thanks, Shawn Hansen, Inlet, NY

Looks to me like a 1880-1900 mineral water bottle.  These are very common and have different embossing on them.  You will find many other examples in other month of Question on this site.  Value is $20-30  Gin was put up in similar bottles.  These are imported.  Yours is probably German.  Digger

Hi Digger, I have a bottle I recently found on the side of an old State Highway. It stands 7 inches tall, brown in color, and has Boonville Mineral Spring Co, Boonville NY embossed on it. It has a blob top, and I believe its a Hutchinson bottle. Thanks, Shawn Hansen Inlet, NY

Hi Digger, I sent an e-mail earlier and I forgot to attach the pictures. My name is Shawn And I sent the question about the Boonville Mineral Spring Co bottle. It is round and 7" tall. I would like to know the value, age, and how rare it is. Thanks again, Shawn Hansen, Inlet, NY

I would it is a Hutchinson bottle although the neck is a bit different but it certainly is of the same age 1880-1900.  You bottle is scarce other examples are known but it is by no means common.  I would hazard a guess it might be worth around $125-$150.  Good find.  Local collectors might be able to give a better estimate it could be worth more. Digger

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From: BCMillhone
To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: Coca cola bottle
Date: 02-05-2004

Based out of Toledo, Ohio. Double diamond , amber shade bottle. 71/2" tall. Embossed , script label within the diamonds. On the back is just embossed script, Coca Cola. On the bottom, embossed, script: Coca Cola . Underneath that in blocked, embossed : Toledo. Under that: O. Would like to know the value. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Danny Newland dannynewlandsbc

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Questions

Date: 02-05-2004

Digger, First of all, thank you for offering your services. I looked through your questions, and found the answer to the old Lysol bottle. However, my mother has two other bottles that we would like to know more about. 1) Clear glass, about 11 inches in height, maybe more? It is also about 2 1/2 to 3 inches across the face, I think. It is a rectangular bottle, narrowing towards the mouth, with no screw marks, so it was a cork bottle. Stamped on the glass on one large flat face is "Hazeltine & Co. " and on the other large flat face "For Consumption". On the small side it has stamped in the glass "PISO'S CURE". It is my understanding that this was a bottle for a "quack" medicine, possibly involving cannabis? However, I was unable to tell if this bottle can be dated before 1906, or after. I do know that 1906 was when the PISO'S CURE name had to be changed according to new laws. How can we tell if the bottle dates before the 1906 change? What would this bottle be priced at? 2) Clear glass bottle, more rounded. On one large face is stamped, "DR PETER'S BLOOD VITALIZER PREPARED BY DR PETER FAHRNEY CHICAGO, ILLS. On the other large face is what looks like a small vine, or tree, something like this: --------- with the letters B P on either side of the "trunk". Under the letter B are the numbers 1780 and under the letters P are the numbers 889 (I think). I researched and found the history of Dr. Peter Fahrney, and found that his laboratory burnt down in Chicago in 1871? Can this bottle be dated/linked to that laboratory in 1871, or were there later productions? What would this bottle be priced at? Thanks for your help, Lisa Newland ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: MARTIN ARCHER

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hutch pop bottle

Date: 02-05-2004

I found a rock island Illinois hutch pop bottle it's in good shape could you tell me how much this bottle is worth thank you ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: De Graves

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: inquire for bottle

Date: 02-05-2004

Hey Digger, At this time I don't have a digital camera so I drew a pic of the bottle, hope it's ok and that it turned out good enough for the determination. I would like to know about what age, rarity, and the value. I had the bottle a long time, my husband found it in a field where they were tearing down a house. I hope you can answer about my inquiry. thank you, Lynn if you need the email address, this one is easier for me thanks again

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From: Chris and Michelle Babb

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 02-05-2004

Dear Digger I have a Konjola 10oz bottle with the label still intact. I also have the box that goes with the bottle. I also have the literature that goes along with the Konjola with several recommendation testimonies included. The bottle is approximately 2/3 full of a very dark liquid (I assumed this was the actual Konjola) The bottle is embossed with Mr. Mosby's picture. Do you have any idea of possible value and the best way to sell an item like this? Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. Chris Babb ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: midge m mcmullen antiquemidge

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 2 FLASKS BY CLEVENGER BROS

Date: 03-05-2004

I WENT TO AN AUCTION AND GOT 2 CLEVENGER BROS GLASS WORKS, CLAYTON, NEW JERSEY ON THE BOTTLE. ONE IS GREEN, ONE IS BROWN (AMBER) THEY ARE APPROX. 9 1/2 "ON ONE SIDE IS AN EAGLE ON OTHER SIDE IS GRAPES. THERE IS A SEAM UP TO THE NECK AND THEN NO SEAM. HOW TO I FIGURE HOW OLD? NO OTHER MARKS ON BOTTOM THERE IS AN ROUND INDENTATION? PLEASE HELP? THANKS IN ADVANCE MIDGE MCMULEN ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Bobnbevwebbcs

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: George Dickel decanter

Date: 03-05-2004

I have a George Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash Whisky Jug, marked on the bottom George Dickel Ceramic Jug Number 1 of a Series 1976. I also have an amber powder horn shaped George Dickle bottle which has 27 years of stubbornness but we make it and first bottling October 1964 embossed in the glass Can you give me an idea of the value of each. Please send reply via e-mail. Thanks, B. Webb ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Leewaters6

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 13 gallon jug

Date: 03-05-2004

i have found a glass jug 13 gallon with the year 1951 on the bottom and the word mcagstd could you please tell me what is was used for and were it came from and if its worth any thing thank you lee waters ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: John and Terry Engel

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old wine bottle

Date: 03-05-2004

Dear Digger: My son bought this wine bottle at a garage sale last week. The cork is in it and it is full. The case on it is leather and has a wax picture on the front. The neck label must have come off at one time so it was stuck on the back. I am sending you a couple pictures to show what it looks like. If you could help us with the history and value of it we would appreciate it. Thank you. Terry Engel

Here's the story: Vento Bottles

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From: ēųĪĪSugarĪĪų .
To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: John De Kuyper & Son
Date: 03-05-2004

Hi, This bottle was found underneath a house in Wellington New Zealand half buried Do you have any idea if its worth anything? It says on one side of the bottle "This is the property of John De Kuyper & Son, Rotterdam" and on the other side "JDKZ" in big letters

 

From: Sshelbyleee5

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1972 dallas cowboy, miami dllphins pepsi cola superbowl bottle

Date: 03-05-2004

hello, my name is Robert I'm trying to find out about this bottle i've had since I was a child, I'd like to know about how much it would be worth , it is empty, but in great shape. I'd also like to know about how many were made. Thank you Robert Bond ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Marcumh7

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle found.

Date: 03-05-2004

My husband recently found a bottle in our backyard. It appears to be clear with a faint brownish tinge. Huge lip for a cork, 1" smooth neck, 2 1/2 " total height (including neck & lip), 2" wide. The body of the bottle is smooth and elliptical in shape. The base is also elliptical, with an elliptical sunken center. This center is very lopsided, deeper on one side than the other. The bottle is also lopsided with regard to its depth and thicker on one side than the other. There are no markings on this bottle whatsoever. There are also what appear to be some air bubbles throughout the walls of the bottle. It is very heavy for such a small bottle. There also appears to be seams on each side of the bottle. Do you have any idea how old it might be or what it's use may have been? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: The Doyles wdoyle1hvc.

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: need help please

Date: 04-05-2004

Hi digger, I hope you can help me out. I have had this set of Seagrams gin glasses and what I think is a decanter I am not very good with the terminology. It has a glass swizzle in the decanter. I am trying to find the value of this set. Could you help me please. Thanks , Wendy

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From: IRONHEAD0399 HERCPRO

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 04-05-2004

Dear Sir, I recently came across 3 miniatures. One is a 1949 Seagramís miniature whiskey bottle, 1. 5 oz. It is still sealed with all of its seals, even the date, plus the Maryland stamp. I, also have 2 miniatures of pabts blue ribbon beer botttles , with labels and cap still sealed. Are they worth anything. Thank you for your help. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Classyglassy1830

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 04-05-2004

Hello: I am trying to find some information on an old G. Norris & Co. Cobalt Blue Bottle from Detroit , Mich. for a friend of mine. She knows nothing about old bottles and said her son dug it up on a construction sight he was working at in Detroit. It is a Hutchinson Soda, that much I did find out for her on my own. I also sent her a picture of the bottle from this bottle site. She is interested now mainly in finding out what the value would be. It is full of dirt but the stopper is still in it. She can see the top of the metal loop and I told her to see if she could somehow pull it up to the top and slip a pencil or nail through it to hold it while she tries to wash out some of the dirt. If you could give me any information about value and age, it would be much appreciated. Please email me at the above address and tell me what it is concerning in the subject line so I don't delete it. Thanks so much for your time. JudieJudie ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: gary j schwantz

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 3in1 oil bottle

Date: 04-05-2004

hi digger I found a small glass bottle on the sides it says 3\in\one oil co. , on the other side it has "three in one" and on the bottom it has the number 15 could you give some information on this bottle thank you . Gary ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Don and Kim

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

Date: 04-05-2004

I have snuff bottles mint green mint cond, with doct Marshall on one side, snuff on other. . my yard is full of these things, what were they used for etc. please reply. thanks ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: smdavisshreve

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old one gallon duraglas bottles with finger loop

Date: 04-05-2004

I came across two one gallon duraglas bottles with finger loops. On the bottom of the clear one it has an letter I with a circle around it. on the left of the letter is a number 7 and on the right of the I is the number 8 and on the bottom of the letter is the number 17. on the amber one the same letter I appears but the numbers are different on the left is the number 14 and on the right the number 0 and on the bottom the number 2. could you please give me some kinda idea how old it is and what might have been in them, and if it has any value. Thank You for taking the time to read this and I hope you can help me. Thanks again Stephen ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Kathy Ash twty_622msn

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: information on bottles

Date: 04-05-2004

I have 2 bottles I would like to get some information on and to see if they have any value . The first one is dated 1886 the initials JG and the number 39 the color is clear. the other bottle is the writing on it is Carnation bottling works MT. Vernon, MO. 8oz on the bottom it says LG 66 779-1 both bottles are in mint condition. I WOULD APPRECIATE any information you have on these bottles. thank you Kathy ash in Utah

 

From: Jackie. Vonaanchorglass

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bicentennial Brandy Bottle

Date: 05-05-2004

Digger . Christian Brothers Bicentennial Brandy Bottle 2000 were made then the mold was destroyed. Bottles were given to the people in Congress as a 1976Bicentennial gift. Latchford Glass of Huntington Park, CA was the company that put them out. Would like to know the value of the bottle. Bottle is still in the box and still contains full amount of Brandy. Thanks ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Jackie Granger jackiegquickclic

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. Pepper Selzer Bottle

Date: 05-05-2004

Hi Digger This is a Dr. Pepper bottle. It is pink in colour. On the bottom is says Made in Czechoslovakia. The etching on the front is in a circle, and it says Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. Inc. New Orleans, LA. in the centre of the circle it has Zetz Sparkling Water. On the metal pump at the top it says Dr. Pepper Bott. Co. There is a glass tube in the jar, but it appears to be broken off at the top because it is loose inside and there are a couple of small chips on the bottom. I am attaching two pictures of this bottle and I would appreciate any information you can give me this and of it's value. Thank You Jackie (Canada)

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From: Derail4777

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 06-05-2004

hi I found a bottle and Iím looking for imfo on it and came across your site maybe you can help the bottle is a 4/5 quart old mister Boston fine wines the side has a flat side and beside the flat spot says on one side bin bottle on the other says magic panel on the bottom has patent #151807the top where the cork goes is real thick it kinda has two rings around the upper part of the neck I donít have a pic of it if you could find me some info on it I would appreciate it my e-mail is derail 4777 thanks a lot darryl  lovelady. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: dan salata ROCKSTAR7peoplepc

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 06-05-2004

Hi I was just wondering about a umbrella ink I found last Sunday, I have found others last year but they are aqua this one is more blue than aqua, 8 sided and irregular, there is a dip on one of the sides the picture looks kind of greenish but it looks close to a picture of Prussian blue I saw on the web, any info would be helpful. thanx. Dan

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From: Wolfwhistle55

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fwd: BottleQuestion

Date: 06-05-2004

Hi Digger, I attempted to send this bottle question to Wendy Poch but it was returned as undeliverable, so I am forwarding it to you. Could you help me with my question? Thank you, Mike Wolf ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Bob Runo bbruno57alltel

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cobalt blue 1906? ? medicine bottle with measure cap

Date: 07-05-2004

I bought an interesting medicine bottle at our local antique mart about 10 years ago. It is a 6 inch tall, cobalt blue, Wyeth's granular effervescing Strontium Salicate bottle. It is cobalt blue glass, with partial label and full contents. Interestingly, it has a glass measure cap on top with the hours around the edges. The bottle itself says 'Take next dose at' with an arrow pointing up to the corresponding hours. On the bottom is stamped 'PAT. May 19 TM 1899'On the back side of square bottle is stamped 'JOHN WYTH BRO. ' I was wondering history and value of this bottle. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Wendy

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old whiskey jug

Date: 07-05-2004

hi: I have a question about an old whiskey crock that my brother dug up. We are interested to know how old it is, how much it is worth, and does the company still exist, maybe under a different name? The crock has a 2 in the centre of the crown, the color of the jug is tan-grey and has writing on it "Property of Gold Seal Liquor Co. Limited", 722 Pender Street, Vancouver, B. C. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: JibScrabber
To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com
Subject: hello
Date: 07-05-2004

Hello I have mailed you a couple of picture's of a bottle I found whilst I was digging in what seems to be a cave filled in by a landslide. I have no idea of it's age or purpose, so I would be delighted if you could tell me something of my find. it has no numbers or writing on the base or anywhere else, I do know that it was not blown and was probably a wood mould as you can see the seem down the opposite sides. I find it very obscure with it's sword motif on the front and lip on the top . so once again anything you can tell me would be much appreciated. thanks, marc  

From: Lilja, Lori A,

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

Subject: Alfred Andresen Bottle

Date: 07-05-2004

I noticed on your Q & A site you have a Smokine bottle from Alfred Andresen. It is a bottle that held Liquid Smokine for smoking meat. In your description you said it was a whiskey bottle. Alfred Andresen is a relative of my husband. I would like to obtain a copy of the original patented sketch you posted on the site. I would gladly pay for it so I could add it to our collection. Thanks Lori ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Barbara Obeso

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old chinese bottles

Date: 07-05-2004

I have two old Chinese bottles that I would like to find some information on. They are liquor bottles, brown, round, pottery, four stickers on each 1) square sticker with red Chinese writing 2)small square sticker NG KA PY, Chinese Distilled Spirits, Wing Lee Wai Distillery, Magao, Net c Contents 4/5 Quart, 90 proff, Imported by Gum Loon Co. , San Francisco, Cal also some Chinese writing on sticker. 3) Round Sticker Chinese writing, two long legged birds, HONGKONG & MACAO, NG KA PY. 4) one inch by three inch sticker with design and more Chinese writing. On the bottom of the bottle WING LEE WAI, Chinese writing, paper sticker with Chinese writing. The top closes with a cork. Please email be back at Thank you Barbara ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Phil

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found bottle in wall

Date: 07-05-2004

I found a PARK & TILFORD Distillers Whiskey 1 pint Kentucky bourbon whiskey bottle in a wall of my house. . I donít have a camera to take pics of. it. The house was built in 1940. . there are numbers on the bottom of the bottle that are R-377 , 18 . 9. . 4. . there is a diamond laying on its side in the center of the bottom . . The labels are on the bottle but the front label has some paint on it The back label has a LICENSE NO. D. A. 19 The cap is cork and still has part of the seal on it. . Can you tell me when this bottle was made, , THANK YOU PHil --------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Chafin

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: benedictine bottle band b

Date: 08-05-2004

I found this bottle the markings on the bottom are Benedictine. s. a. ff. camp France. Can you tell me how old this bottle is. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Bob Braun

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 08-05-2004

Hi Digger I found a 6 3/8 tapered (green) bottle or possibly light blue and the green could have been caused by what was in it. The bottle goes up to about 3/16 in from neck and then the rounded blob? top was put onto it. No markings at all thanks Bob Braun

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From: Rock Kellogg

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle kodak

Date: 08-05-2004

7. 5 inches tall3. 25 wide2 inches thick rectangular Eastman Kodak co. Rochester ny tested chemicals F. E. R. G. CO. IS BOTTLES MFGI found this while diving

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From: Kim and Dave

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bitters Bottle-Purple

Date: 08-05-2004

Hi, Can you please tell me anything about the following bottle and it's value if any? 4'' tall with lip, Purple glass, smooth bottom, 12 flat sides with embossedlettering that states: AJANCASTER. S, INDIAN VEGETABLE, JAUNDICE BITTERS, COLSAM JOHNSON, PROPRIETOR, RICHMOND VA 1852Thank You, Kim Dranguet ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: lorraine osborne

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dr thachers

Date: 08-05-2004

Hi I have just been given a Dr thachers bottle filled with cork and box liver and blood syrup a tonic 1913? 1916 and maybe you can tell me when it would have been bottled . every thing in good shape except the box is stain at the bottom but still is in great shape otherwise thanks for anything you can tell me Lorraine ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Reteppaf

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: very large bottle of Gilbey's Spey Royal Scotch whiskey

Date: 08-05-2004

I'm cleaning up my mom's house for the estate, I found a fairly large brown colored bottle with cork top, the bottle is gallon plus size of Gilbey's Spey-Royal Scotch Whisky, I think this bottle came from one of the VP's of Schenley's who my parents used to cottage with at Blue Sea Lake, Quebec. If you might know of anyone looking for something like this please email: Peter Ferguson ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Robert Smith

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr Pepper Collector

Date: 08-05-2004

Hello Digger, My brother is an avid Dr Pepper collector with about 250-300 different bottles on shelf. I would very much like to buy him a catalogue to assist him as a reference, do you have any suggestions. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Robert Smith ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Joanne Nantz

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: high rock ginger ale

Date: 09-05-2004

My question concerns a filled (never opened) approx. year 1959, I believe it is 32 oz. , excellent condition label. . green glass bottle High Rock Ginger Ale is there any value to it? We have had this bottle since 1959when we purchased it. Has been stored in a dark closet. Thank you for any info ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: duncan kirkby

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles from the sea

Date: 09-05-2004

I have recovered a few bottles from the sea. The oldest of these dates to the late 1700's. Typically speaking, a patchy film of largely organic material remains in the bottle. I soak the bottles for approximately 3 months in fresh water. While this is effective in removing accessible salts, this does not remove the film. Scrubbing is effective, as confirmed in broken pieces. However, I am reluctance to traumatize the intact bottles, which are highly delicate due to their extended stay in sea water. Can you make any recommendations for safe but effective chemical treatments? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: SaraphinAngel

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: perfume bottles

Date: 09-05-2004

Hi I have 4 perfume bottles that my mother purchased at a yard sale in 1960. The price on the bottom of one of the bottles says 100. 00 for set. Well I guess they thought it was 1. 00 for the set and she purchased them. Each bottle is about 2" in height, the bottles themselves are clear, rectangular in shape, they are not smooth on the sides they have three ribs on each side of bottle, each one has a unique top, one spades and the glass is black, the clubs- black, diamonds-red, heart-red. I think you call the tops chimneys? ? I have tried to find something about these on the internet, but have had no luck. Can you help? ? Pam ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: RandShell Tlong4cinci.

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: mystery bottle

Date: 09-05-2004

I know this isn't a real old one or is it? the only thing marked on it is (made in Austria) has a little label above it with the letters (Rv) had something under that but has been torn off. bottle is 8 in tall, rectangular shape. 3 1/2 across the front and 2 1/2 wide. perfect cond. some sort of older ladies whisky bottle, bitter bottle? hopefully u can date it by the screw on cap . . there's a flower, maybe a strawberry and it's etched into the bottle. u can feel the grooves. and there's no seams on the bottle anywhere. so does that mean it's hand made . . thank al ot for your help, Randy

 

From: Robert Smith

To: Diggerjaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Dr Pepper Collector

Date: 10-05-2004

Digger, Thank you for such a quick response. Will try them both. God bless. Robert Smith

From: Digger

To: Robert Smith Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004

4:17 PM

Subject: Re: Dr Pepper Collector While there might be one, I am not aware of such a book. Try antique bottles he has an extensive bibliography see if you can find one or try Amazon Sorry Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

From: Robert Smith

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004

9:51 PM

Subject: Dr Pepper Collector Hello Digger, My brother is an avid Dr Pepper collector with about 250-300 different bottles on shelf. I would very much like to buy him a catalogue to assist him as a reference, do you have any suggestions. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Robert Smith ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Dave Gostomski e3fan98

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

Date: 10-05-2004

Hi, I found a 8" clear glass 7 oz. bottle while walking in the woods in Dunkirk, NY, The bottle has" Old Fashion" embossed at the bottom of the neck with registered under that. Then there are four rings and the remainder of the bottle is clear as if it had a paper label on it. the bottom has 3 with some sign like a Saturn with ring and 47. below is a 4 . Then the 7 FL OZS. Below that is C-975. Thanks for any help, Dave --------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: KHALIFA HICKS toolsforyousbc

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: AMERICAN THERMOS

Date: 10-05-2004

I have a thermos that was made in march 15, 1910. I am trying to find. The pat. No. . 9959985 . Also it have a date of June 20, 1911maybe you can help me get some info . Thank you Diane hicks ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Edwinart

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ZETZ 7-UP BELLHOP SELTZER BOTTLE

Date: 10-05-2004

Just wondering if you know anything about a seltzer bottle with the words ZETZ 7-UP BOTTLING CO . . NEW ORLEANS, LA It has the image of a Black Boy Bellhop on it with the words above beneath. It is Art Decoish in its overall look. Any info on its value or its rarity? I believe its pretty rare because no bottle collector I know seems to have seen one before. Thanks for your time! Edwin ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Rachel Zubay

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottles

Date: 10-05-2004

I was wondering if these bottles I have are worth any money or if someone would be interested in buying them. The one bottle I have is a bottle of Jim Beam from1960's this bottle is a sculpture of a democratic donkey it's 86 proof and the bottle is handcrafted from Regal China. The other bottle is a Old Thompson brand Blended Whiskey Bottle 86 proof. I don't see when the bottle was made but if it could be useful to you the bottom says L-1383A liquor bottle number 11 at the top of the bottom of the bottle a 9 on left a 69 on the right and a 3 at the bottom. If you could give me any info on these bottles it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Roberta Serface -canyon

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com.com

Subject: Clay bottle

Date: 10-05-2004

I have a clay bottle that I am researching and wondered if you might be able to id it for me. It says J Bourni & Son and also R & J Arnold London Any help is appreciatedrks ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: manslayer

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10-05-2002I found (while going thru my late grandfathers possessions) an amber half pint bottle, on one side it says (federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle)at the top. On the other side at the top are 4 stars and at near the bottom it says half pint. on the bottom of the bottle d 1156-47it has a brown screw on top that says fine America whiskies and a image of Kentucky, a pair of hands clasped together over , what I think is Maryland thank you for any help you can provide ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Connie Coleman

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: CAN YOU HELP US IDENTIFY THIS BOTTLE

Date: 10-05-2004

Found in saginaw, mi, while digging. Brown bottle, approx 3-1/2 in. H x 1-1/2 in. W x 1 in. Depth its flat retangular bottle with round lip - 2 seams, kitty-corner from bottom to top through the lip. Bottom has been put on separately and has a seam clear around. The bottom is square with an oval circle with marks inside. The marks are a triangle with an "m" or "w" at the wide bottom of the triangle (it appears as such), and looks l ike lettering at the point end of the triangle. Outside of the triangle inside the oval it looks like the number 13 on one side and either a 70 or z0 on the other side, and 2 more marks after this mark that we cannot read. The neck of the bottle is approx 1/2 high and the rim is flat on side and on top, of the opening. Mary dennosaginaw, mi ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Kim Harris

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: fra gri chianti wine bottle

Date: 10-05-2004

Recently my husband found an unopened Chianti Fra-Gri wine bottle. It is very unique, I believe. It is made of green glass and stands in excess of two feet tall. The bottle is shaped to look like six fish, each on the tail of another smaller fish (as if eating the smaller one). The smallest fish, at the top of the bottle, has the neck of the bottle coming out of it's mouth. The label is intact and whole. It is very easy to read, despite some fading, I believe. Please give me some insight on the age and value of this bottle. Is it a collectors bottle and if so, how many were made? Thank you so much for your help. KimKim --------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Patricia

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: GArnier liqueur bottle

Date: 11-05-2004

I have a garnier liqueur bottle in the shape of a parrot - it has very vivid colours and is porcelain - do you have any idea of worth or history Ė it has been around in my mothers house for at least 30 years ? regards Tricia---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: gsams

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1917 brown Forman whisky

Date: 11-05-2004

Unopened bottle of 1917 brown Forman whisky, cork top with paper seal. Any ideal on value? Thanks in advance, Gary. supposedly for medicinal use only? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Ingaro

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Tarrant's Seltzer Aperient

Date: 11-05-2004

I have an unopened bottle of Tarrant's Seltzer Aperient dated December 10, 1912. The label is almost perfect and totally intact. The back of bottle says The Tarrant co. Chemists New York. Do you know if it has any value? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: bonacorso

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: JIM BEAM DECANTER

Date: 11-05-2004

Could you tell me what the Jim Beam blue/white 1934 Duisenberg sealed decanter is worth? I inherited this decanter. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: wilma

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1905 or 06 glass nursing bottle

Date: 11-05-2004

Hi, I have found a clear glass nursing bottle, It is oval shape, not round. It has the 8 ounces on one side and "tearless" nursing bottle In big letters, and at the bottom it says, Pat. Nov. 7th 05 or 06. It is in good condition, no cracks or chips, I couldn't find any info. on this particular bottle. Could you please tell me how much it would be worth? Thank You. Wilma. --------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: JKHarris4

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Subject: I have a ezra whiskey bottle w/the wooden box. It is in excellent shape if inter

Date: 11-05-2004

I have a ezra whiskey bottle w/the wooden box. It is in excellent shape if interested please email me! Thanks and GOD BLESS! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Med-Cosmetic - -

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Subject: mccormick bottles

Date: 12-05-2004

My mother has about 1500 mccormick bottles and decorative decanters all with the seals still on them. Could you please tell us where we can find information on how to sort and price the bottles. Thank you very much, Paula ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: mjkstjfl

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Subject: I have an old bottle can you tell me more about it? ? ?

Date: 12-05-2004

 

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hello . I have this old bottle donít no if it is a collector or not donít know who even made it what brand but if you could help me find out some information on it id appreciate it it has a spider on it and webs and also a little bug I tried to get the pictures as clear as possible but donít no if I caught it as you need it it is 8 and 1/2 inches tall. Please let me know if you can find out anything on this for me it also has a pat no. on it. . my lid has a little dent in it. Thanks for any help you can give me on finding out information. thanks so much Judy Jett

From: WILLIAM GORCSOS

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Subject: E-MAILED YOU MONTHS AND MONTHS AGO STILL WAITING FOR REPLY

Date: 12-05-2004

Dear digger. Have 60 year old empty bottles of kummel. Have pictures to send you, when you reply . . Would like to know how much i could sell them for, and to whom would buy them. I have 5 of them. And the seal , paper, is still on them. Information is . Brand, maison du bouchett. Name, lauche kummel. Proof, 70. Trade mark, many, blanc prepared and bottled by many, blanc and company, lawrenceburg, ind and frensco, calif "the popular flavor of this kummel is derived from imported dutch caraway seed and lemon peel'' With respect bill ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: RonRichardson2

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Subject: Question

Date: 13-05-2004

I have located unopened cases of "Lem Motlow's" Sour Mash Whiskey, square bottle, 1 liter, stamped at the bottom 155 26 81. Appears to be about 25 years old. I have also located more than a 1, 000 old bottles, still in sealed condition. Do these have any value? Ron ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Dan & Pam Miller

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Subject: Old Spey Royale Bottle

Date: 13-05-2004

I have a half full bottle of Spey Royale Scotch in a decanter which is 17 inches tall and has a musical dancing Scotchman in the bottom. The seal on the bottle has the number 328100049 on it. I am wondering exactly how old this might be. The Scotch is very smooth and delicious. Sincerely, Dan Miller ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Mike Kolonik

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Subject: jos. trainer bottle

Date: 13-05-2004

i found this bottle about 2 meters under ground in calgary alberta canada I was just wondering if it was worth anything and some history on it if you can help me the bottle I have is on the right the tall one

From: Mike & Kim Lewis

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Subject: what are is bottles

Date: 13-05-2004

I got two bottles from my dad and I'm stumped. can you help me thank you mike

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From: NANCY ARANETA WPM12348msn

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Subject: old bottle

Date: 14-05-2004

A couple years ago I visited an old bottle dump and dug many bottles, one which I found no listing for is a Reed and Carnrick bottle called Coca Muscatel. Its bowling pin shaped, amber and smooth on the bottom with only a few air bubbles. Its nice shape is attractive with minor surface scratches with a beautiful round lip that Iíve never seen before. Can you help me with pricing on this one and the date made. Iím sure this one is in your vast collection, thanks and Ill wait patiently for your reply. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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From: Icelady37

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Subject: dr. pepper bottle

Date: 14-05-2004

Hi digger, I have a dr. pepper bottle it says one half pint liquid it looks like a milk bottle, on the bottom it says dr. pepper bottling co. boaz, ala. I would appreicate any information you can can me on this bottle including a price. Thank You, Wendy McClain ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: HbbRxn

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Subject: (no subject)

Date: 15-05-2004

Dear Digger, My dad and I are restoring a log cabin built back in the early 1800's. I found a bottle that is about 4'' high and 2'' wide and 1. 5'' in depth. It has Baltimore on the side of the bottle on the other side it has druggist and on the front it has Davis& Miller. I was wondering if you had any information on the bottle. We live in Franklin, WV and I found the bottle in Fort seybert which is about 25 min from where I live. thanks, ben ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: apower47direcway apower47

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Subject: old bottle

Date: 15-05-2004

Hi just a quick question, have a bottle my husband kept his wooden marbles in, he has no idea of the origin. The cap has the logo PURITY ACCURACY GUARANTEED. I have looked for this logo and found nothing. The bottle has no other markings on it. thanks, apower47 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Pattysalos

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: please help

Date: 15-05-2004

I recently found a decanter, on the bottom it says "Walkers De Luxe, #7, 1974". On the sides of the bottle are license plates that read "Alabama 1912, Iowa 1911, Louisiana 1915, New Jersey 1908". Could you please tell me the value. I do have the stopper for it also. Thank you. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: ginalee23

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Subject: mineral oil bottle

Date: 15-05-2004

purchased a WA mineral oil red screw top 1 pt bottle label excellent condition any idea of value or date from union drug co Chiaco Ill thanks Gina ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Peggy Phillips

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: A question

Date: 15-05-2004

Digger, My dad found this bottle it is a light green color, it has McElree's Cardui on one side and on the other it has The Chattanooga Medicine Co, and on the bottom it has the copyright symbol and 10. It is around 8 to 9 inches tall. Do you have any idea how old this is and what it might be worth? thank you for your time ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: RobbieCastle

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Subject: (no subject)

Date: 15-05-2004

I live in Silver Lake, Ohio, a suberb of Akron, Ohio. My house was built in 1840 by the Gaylord family who were ship builders from Connecticut. I was digging in my back yard this morning, approximately 2 1/2 feet down and came across some old bottles. Two of the bottles were light green and stamped Kuebeler Stang Sandusky O. on the bottom and embossed on the front with KS. I also found a bottle that is clear with, I believe a pontil(? ) and a number 1 on the bottom, and is embossed REGISTERED FULL PINT on the front. Another bottle is clear, approximately 11 inches high and 3 inches round; it is also has a pontil (? ) with a "330" embossed on the edge of the pontil. Two other bottles are clear, 4 or 5 inches high, they look like medicine bottles, sort of rectangular with diamond shapes on the bottoms; one has a D7 inside the diamond with a number 2 outside of the diamond. The other has a 616 inside of the diamond with a number 12 outside of the diamond. Is there any way that you can help me to identify what these bottles were used for and their approximate ages? I would appreciate any help I can get on this. Sincerely, Roberta Castle (Robbie)Silver Lake, Ohio ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Betty Harvey

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Subject: old coke bottle

Date: 15-05-2004

Dear Sir, I bought a fixer-upper and recently began to remodeling. I was going through the attic and came across a couple of things that I hope you can give me some information on, or at least point me in the right direction. The first is a coca-cola syrup bottle that is a one-gallon jar. It has a trace of the syrup in it, full label and two stamps on the back of the bottle. We can not find a date, though it has a lot of markings on it. The other is a Franklin, Sears and Roebucks Minnesota model A sewing machine that is in working order. It has a patent plate on it, but we can not read the patent numbers. It has a metal case with it and has a power pedal. Thank you for all the assistance or information you can give us on these interesting items. Sincerely Stacy Harvey ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: acarroll

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 43 tall green wine bottle .

Date: 15-05-2004

I have a 43" tall green wine bottle with grape and vines and leaves in a bucket with the original wine still in it. Never been opened. It's net contents one gallon. Alcohol 12% by volume. The label is printed, BARSOTTINI VINO ROSSO Red Wine. Produce of Italy - Bottled by Casa Vinicola BoccaccioDI Barsottini E Fedeli Certaldo (Firenze) In the middle of the bottle has a label of, Imported by BANFI PRODUCT CORP. Farmingdale N. Y. Sole U. S. Agent Permit N 2 -1-305. The rest of that label appears to have been cut at that point. The seal on the top of the bottle writes ITALIA FNE Marchio Nazionale. AF VE A is engraved in the bottom. Any information on this bottle of the age and worth is greatly appreciated. Thank You, Amy ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: curtsevenassociates

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: curious bottle

Date: 16-05-2004

Hello Digger, I was looking through Google to try and find out what kind of bottle I found and was directed to your site. On 5-02=04 someone asked you about a bottle that sounds exactly like the one I found. I'm new to this a and didn't even realize someone had such a historical data base as you have with your publications. I'm getting the bug! The bottle is clear and has ears on both sides of the neck with a screw top. There is a seam on both sides and the Glass is kind of wavy in parts. On the bottom is:penick & ford ltd with a "10" in the center and on the bottom half is :pat. 90963. I've been finding a bunch of real old unusual bottles in an old railroad camp buried about 2-3 feet deep. Can you tell me everything you know about this one? I just might become a new customer if the enthusiasm prevails over the fact that I can find out their history. Thanks for your help! Regards, Curt Smith ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Sweettradewinds

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Subject: (no subject)

Date: 16-05-2004

Hi Mr. Odell, I'm looking to help my Mom research some Elvis decanters she has and am having a hard time finding anything similar. It's Elvis playing the guitar dressed in white or pink or blue. She has several from the years and all are in good original box and excellent shape with the whiskey and still sealed. Could you recommend a website or offer some info please. Thank you for taking the time and I look forward toy our reply. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: DChrisdp1

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Winebender brewery

Date: 16-05-2004

Could you please tell me where I could get a old windebender brewery beer bottle? My Mothers family owned this brewery located in Troy, New York Appreciate any help in this. Dale Christie DChrisdp1 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: LLM1947LL

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Subject: (no subject)

Date: 16-05-2004

hi digger back in November someone ask you a question about a spider web pattern all over a bottle with a spider on the back with a metal label that said "Antique" spiritus Frumenti 100 proof on it, I have one also and would like to know its value, could please help me with it. the bottle is amber color. it also has wheat stalks on it with a fly caught in a spider web. thank you linda m. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: reg ferland

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Subject: ! 930-1940-1950 Pint some quart dated crown jars

Date: 16-05-2004

Any idea what these might be worth and who wants them? Thanks, -------------------------------------------------------------

From: CANDCS1MOM

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Subject: erven lucas bols bottle w/ dancing girl inside

Date: 16-05-2004

I have a bottle with a dancing girl inside of it, she is wearing a red dress. the info I have from it is: Gold Liquor ANNO 1575 The jos Garneau Co New York NY Erven Lucas Bols. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? Tara Bartlett Council BLuffs Ia ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Stephen Butler.

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: sealed bottle

Date: 17-05-2004

Dear Digger:I am in possession of a sealed 40 ounce imperial court bottle of Canadian whiskey. The tax stamp is still intact and it is dated 1929, the time of prohibition. This bottle was smuggled into the U. S. from Canada at that time but was never opened. Does it have any value and where could I get information about value and/or where to sell. Can you sell liquor (even from 1929) over the internet. Thank you in advance for your advice. Sincerely, Stephen Butler ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: KB Bowden

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: white house vinegar information

Date: 17-05-2004

hello I am writing this to you with regards that you may be able help me. my father is a collector of "White House Vinegar" bottles/jugs. I have searched every where with every wording I could think of and been able to find no kind of publication on these bottles, recently a gentleman told him that there were 2 written publications, {more along the styles of comic books} that were written by an author with the last name "Perry" and titled "White House Vinegar" the author is also referred to as "The father of White House" do you know of these publications by chance, where I could find them or any form of publication on these bottles. any help is greatly appreciated. thanks ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: DARLYNN ACEVES

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOTTLES

Date: 17-05-2004

HI, I have a question about two bottles that I found, the first is a bottle about 5" high and imprinted in the glass is creamed cottage cheese property of Bowman Dairy Company Chicago, Il. The second bottle is an old listerine bottle with Lambert Pharmacal Company imprinted on it. The bottle is about 7" high it would need some kind of cork stopper, there are no threads on the rim. would appreciate any info you could give about these to bottles. Than You Darlynn ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Tuckydoo

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Subject: whiskey

Date: 17-05-2004

Digger, Please enlighten me as to what whiskey is the oldest in the U. S. I heard that Hennesy was the oldest however, I lived in Pa. and was familiar with Michters Distillery. Also, What is the difference between bourbon and whiskey? Thank you, CCatherine ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Bpthomasson

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 17-05-2004

I found an iron pontil bottle that says: Vibberts liquid Blueing. It is aqua, rectangular, with an iron pontil. I am interested in scarcity and value estimate. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Dennis Henson

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Embalming fluid bottles

Date: 18-05-2004

I have 3 bottles whith the following, THE EMBALMERS SUPPLY CO. WESTPORT CONN. #2 bottle is, UNDERTAKERS'S SUPPLY CO. CHICAGO, ILL, #3 bottle is CHAMPION CONCENTRATE EMBALMING FLUID CHAMPION CHEM. CO. SPRINGFIELD, OHIO. Also have GLOVERS IMPERIAL MANGE MEDICINE rusty cap still on over half full, had to make glass display box to keep it in. IT REALLY STINKS! ! ! LOVE YOUR SITE, LOTSA INFO THANK YOU FOR ANY INTEREST IN MY DIGGINS! DENNIS INEAST PEORIA, ILL --------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Colleen Murphey ghost_rider4436

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Subject: question about bottle

Date: 18-05-2004

Hello;Yesterday I was out in some trees hunting mushrooms. I found an old bottle that I am requesting any information you can give me. It appears to be a blob top and has a few bubbles within. It is extremely heavy for it's size. There is no designation as to the actual size but it's about 2/3 the size of a 16oz beer bottle. The embossing it has on it is as follows:IOWA TONIC CO. THIS BOTTLE MUST NOT BE SOLD SIOUX CITY, IOWA. At the bottom of the bottle, in smaller print is what appears to maybe be a trademark of some sort: 8-SAB COIn the past year, I have come upon antique bottles and am familiarizing myself with the history of ABM, etc. This definitely appears to be pre-ABM due to the imperfection of the shape, as well as the embossing. I would appreciate any information you could provide me? ? ? Thank You, Sincerely Colleen ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Brauer, Michael C

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

Subject: P. Dawson, Glenlivet and Dufftown

Date: 18-05-2004

Hi, I did a search on the above marked bottle and found your website with another readers question about the same bottle that I have just acquired. I did not see your answer published there; do you know the approximate date and anything else about this bottle? Mike BrauerNew Hartford, ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Hope Bauer-

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Subject: old brown hilex bottle

Date: 18-05-2004

I recently found an old glass brown hilex bottle on a rock pile. Any idea what it might be worth if anything? ? Thanks! ! Hope Bauer- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Red89tess

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Subject: Red EC Boozs bottle

Date: 18-05-2004

Digger, Have the above bottle. Approx. 3" x 1 3/8". From reading your previous responses I am assuming this is a fake/reproduction? Thank you, Lyle ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Mark Jayne

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help

Date: 18-05-2004

Hello my name is mark Jayne and I am ancestor to a family that had a business called dr. Jayneís medicines and tonics sometime in the early18oo hundreds. hunting antique bottles was a favorite past time during my youth. I am looking to purchase any dr. Jayneís antique bottles. can you direct me to anyone who might be able to help. me. Thank you mark ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Evelyn Murphree

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coca Cola Bottle

Date: 19-05-2004

What is the value of an unopened 10 ounce coca cola bottle with words coca cola written in Arabic on one side of bottle and words coca cola written in English on other side of bottle. Bottle made in Atlanta, Georgia ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Timothy Nichols

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Subject: Old Whiskey bottle Q & A?

Date: 19-05-2004

Can you tell me anything about this one? Old Whiskey, wooden cap and base with leather attached by metal studs. bottom states original MA - made in Italy. The stopped is rubber not cork and has rubber guides for stability.

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From: angelndisguise

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Subject: regarding Barrowfield Pottery Bottles

Date: 19-05-2004

Hi. . I just read a question to you posted online, regarding **H KENNEDY BARROWFIELD POTTERY GLASKOW. I have a bottle too. My grandmother dug it up in Iowa Hill California in 1945, behind the remaining front face brick wall ruins of the old burned down store. She believes the bottle to be from around 1849, if this helps any. That is really all I know, except she thought it was a beer bottle or whiskey too! Thank You Rhonda ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Angel Morales Jr.

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Subject:

Date: 19-05-2004

HELLO I HAVE A OLD WHISKEY BOTTLE WITH A BOXER A FIGHTER NAME JOHN L SULLIVAN I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT YEAR IS THE BOTTLE IT IS CLEAR 6"3/4 BY 3"INCHES IF YOU HAVE A CLUE PLEASE EMAIL ME THANK YOU ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Susanna Bohme

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Subject: photos of old bottle.

Date: 19-05-2004

Hello, I am writing because I'm looking for an illustration for a paper I have co-authored on the history of warnings in the US. We love the old poison bottles as an example of a warning that used color, texture, words and images to convey its message. We are searching for a photograph of, ideally, a skull poison bottle, or one in the shape of a coffin, or one with a special texture, to illustrate the paper, which will appear in the textbook, _Handbook of Warnings_ which will be released either this year or in 2005. I'm wondering if you might be willing to grant me permission to use one or two of the photos shown on your website, or know someone who might be willing to share their pictures with me. You would get credit in the book and we may be able to pay you a one-time fee. Let me know if you are interested, or know of someone who might be. Alternately, if you have any old photographs, advertisements, etc. showing these old poison bottles, or any bottles themselves for sale, I would be interested in knowing what you have, and the price. Iíve pasted what we've written on antique bottles below, so you can see what weíre looking for. We could do without the illustration, but think these bottles should get the credit they deserve. Thank you very much, Susanna Since about 1870, poison bottlers had used unusual bottle shapes, colors and textures to warn of dangerous contents. Some bottles were in the shape of skulls or coffins, many more used ridged or "quilted" glass textures. These multi-sensory warnings worked in the dark and with blind or illiterate populations; users did not have to be able to see or read a label to feel the unusual texture associated with poison. In effect, the texture served as a tactile "Danger" sign. The poison manufacturers discontinued the use of these unique bottles soon after the passage of the FCPA (Antique Poison Bottles, n. d. ), perhaps because manufacturers found it easier or cheaper to comply with the new regulations. Ironically, the pre-FCPA textured poisoned bottles were more effective at protecting some consumers, as the new labeling requirement did not protect people who could not see or read the label. The FCPA required packages of specific materials to carry labels containing the word "POISON" in specified type size along with a statement that prescribed an "antidote" (Federal Caustic Poison Act;Hadden, 1986). Susanna Rankin Bohme, AM Never Again

From: Swtmoondragon

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 19-05-2004

hi im searching for some information on a bottle I have it may be a beer bottle I donít know but I think it may be. it is an embossed bottle, clear, embossing says carlsberg, the bottom has the interesting embossing though. on the bottom is what I might describe as a sunburst pattern and contained inside the sunburst itself is a German swastika outside the sunburst are the numbers 35 and the number 2. the bottle top appears to be porcelain? and a wire contraption completes the cork with the porcelain this is in working order. was wondering if you might have some information on it or tell me where I could find the info ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Jewels jewelsmodima

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Subject: info on a bottle

Date: 19-05-2004

Dear Digger Horse Shoe Bitters with horse on Front and on back says Horse Shoe Medicine Company, Collinsville, Ill. Stamped Wheaton on the bottom Searching your site I found many reproductions, is this bottle an original or one of the reproductions? I could not find any info about the Horse shoe Medicine Company Collinsville. Your answer will be very much appreciated Thank you Anne

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From: ROWMEL2003

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Subject: BottleQuestion old metal perfume bottle

Date: 19-05-2004

Hi, I am trying to find out about this perfume bottle I have. The outside is some kind of metal. No marks but the same print on both sides. The bottle is 2 1/4 in long. Thanks for any help. Elise Hancock

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From: Mark Jayne

To: Diggerjaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: help

Date: 20-05-2004

Thank you for the help on dr. Jayne medicines I found your information very interesting my ancestors started dr. d Jayne medicines and I have been doing some research. I was an avid bottle digger in my youth. I lost interest when I moved to Florida. Anyway I purchased your medicine Encyclopedia and I also purchased my first dr. Jayne bottles from you. I am interested in buying as many as I can find if you get more I will purchase. I could only find the one picture on your website relating to dr. jaynes if there is more please let me know. Thank you Mark Jayne-----Original Message-----

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From: april

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Perfume Bottle Questions

Date: 20-05-2004

I received this bottle from a friend that told me it belonged to her great great great grandmother. I know it is a miniature Avon perfume bottle. Not a very good picture I know, but it measures about 1&1/2 inches tall, is decorated by "gold" and Mother of Pearl on the front and "gold" on the back (with a little scratched off), and says Avon on the bottom, and has a screw on top (no applicator). I believe it still contains some of the original perfume. Could you help me determine the value and rareity of this bottle? Thank You, Apple

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From: april gilliam

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Value, Rarity? ? ?

Date: 20-05-2004

Got these bottles from an old biology teacher's storage shed, I think there are medicine bottles. both are about 2 inches tall. Do you know the value and perhaps origin of these two bottles? Thanks, apple ---------------------------------

From: Murray Akers

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 20-05-2004

Digger, perhaps you can help---The photo with the pinkish tinge is very deceiving - it was taken with a flash (accidentally). In normal light there is virtually NO coloration. This is embossed one side, "Dr. Lesure's Cough & Tonic Drops, Keene, N. H. "5-1/2 tall x 1-5/8 wide x 7/8" thick. Base is very slightly recessed. Bottle is obviously rectangular: front (embossed side) is very slightly concave, back is very distinctly convex - sort of a liquor flask shape. Condition is near-perfect. I've tried to access info on internet to no avail. Any info will be appreciated. Murray Akers

From: csierak

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Kahlua bottle

Date: 20-05-2004

I have an old unopened bottle of Kahlua (with the tax stamp still on it) from 1959 in a decorative Mexican ceramic decanter (depicting the Kahlua icon or some god of fertility) in a box. Is this valuable? If so, how would I go about selling it? Thanks, Laura ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Subject: I like to know whom made this bottle
Date: 20-05-2004

I found this bottle in south Louisiana next to a bayou of water I also think I found a ink bottle there is no markings on it but this bottle at the bottom has a diamond shape and a circle around it and in the middle of it was B31 can you help me please

From: darrel edmondson

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Found bottle

Date: 21-05-2004

I recently found an old bottle in the Cooper River, near North Charleston, S. C. while diving near some old rice fields. I know nothing about old bottles, and was wondering if you could help me out. The bottle is a dark, olive green-brownish color, opaque, with swirl marks and a few bubbles throughout the glass. The glass itself is fairly thick. It appears very crudely made and sits at about a 15 degree angle, due to the base being uneven. It weighs around a pound and a half, maybe two. There are no seams of any kind, and based on the info on your website, and my untrained eye it appears to be from the mid 1800's. It has an "applied double collar" (again, based on the info on your site), also somewhat crude, and a very deep pontiled base. The cork has been pushed into the bottle, and is still there. The dimensions are 9 1/2" tall and approx 3 3/4" in diameter. I do not own a digital camera, but may be able to get my hands on one if you need pictures. If I cannot, perhaps you could recommend someone in the Charleston area that could take a look at it for me. Thanks for your time ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Coloured Bottles

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Subject: Reciprocal Links

Date: 21-05-2004

Greetings 'Bottle Books', I visited your website and was impressed with the information on antique bottles. We have created a link to your site from our http://www. coloured bottles. co. uk/partners2. html page. Please provide approval or any editing suggestions at your convenience. I thought you might be interested to know that we have a web site dedicated to our Coloured Glass Bottles & Jars business. We were hoping that you might consider linking to us and invite you to review our site at your convenience. If you determine that a link to our site is appropriate, please add it at your your discretion, or might we suggest the following link and description:Coloured Bottles - Specialists in the production of coloured glass bottles and jars. If you are unaware, reciprocal linking between sites of similar themes positively impacts their search engine rankings. If you'd like to discuss this further, please feel free to contact us at colouredbottlestremendousresults . Thanks! Coloured BottlesChatham, Kent, UK. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Karen J Allvin

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Subject: Unmarked Codd - Worth anything? ?

Date: 21-05-2004

Hello -- First, thank you so much for the info on your website . I've skimmed through reams of questions, but haven't seen mine yet, so figured I'd send a note. I've never looked up anything on antique bottles until now, so I learned a lot from your site! I have a set of 16 Codd bottles . all green with aqua or gray-colored marble stoppers, blob top (BIM). They are 9-1/2" high with flat base -the base is very thick - often half- to one-inch thick. From your condition listings, I think all are at least Very Good - the only flaws are that several have a couple of external bubbles 'broken'. These bottles look just like the green bottle in the center of the picture of a line-up of Codd bottles from your Feb 2000 question set. HOWEVER I think it might be bad news that there are no markings on them at all. Am I right? Are they completely worthless? (I'd be happy if they were even worth a few dollars apiece! )Thanks for any info you can offer! -Karen Allvin ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Elizabeth Williams

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Subject: please help :)

Date: 21-05-2004

I have this nice looking perfume? ? bottle and I have been searching for some information on it I came across your site and thought maybe your knowledge could help me out. I am almost done searching . Thanks Elizabeth Williams

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From: Crpntrcrp

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Subject: (no subject)

Date: 21-05-2004

Hi my name is Ron , Im looking for information on a chianti borghini bottle 28" tall knight in armor its full with the seal on it , can you tell me about it and it worth Thank you Ron

I have a bottle 28" tall knight in armor, full with seal still on it . it has all labels on it , says red wine can you tell me about it , and what its worth. Thank you Ron ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: ahunter

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Subject: Seagrams Pedigree Bourbon Bottle (full) with Labels & Book

Date: 22-05-2004

Dear Digger, I have a Seagram's Pedigree Bourbon unopened bottle with a small leather book still attached to the neck. This is 4/5 quart, has a liquor stamp 16 cents, State of Missouri No. 817634, bottle is in shape of a book, Federal Label No. 16927721, bottom markings are D-126 and 65 56. This bottle is unopened and full. Any ideas on value? I also have a 1937 Lecroux Creme de Menthe 60 proof bottle with gold label that says Paris International Exposition, Gold Medal Award, and also has a 8 cent liquor tax stamp State of Missouri No. 1798. The bottom has R108 and 65 50. Front label says Philadelphia, Penna, NY LL-27 and Made & Bottled by Leroux & co, Inc. It is 4/5 pint and also full. IDEAS? ? Alice Hunter ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: FrankieG31

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Subject: digger: Espana leather Whisky Bottle

Date: 22-05-2004

I found a nice bottle but I can't find out how much it is worth. Leather Made in Spain. One side has a naked lady and a cherub with a bow and arrow. The other side has like 2 cherubs riding a goat and 2 cherubs pulling the goat. bottle lid has a chain and at the end is a tag that says Whisky on one side and Espana on the other. Would like to know? Thanks Frankie

From: RollnnDice

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Subject: Bottle question

Date: 22-05-2004

Hi Digger, I stumbled across your site while trying to find out some information on a couple of bottles I have. One my mother has had since I was a little kid and I just picked up the other one today at a flea market for 2. 00. Both are in perfect shape. All that is written on the bottom of bottles is the following:Federal law prohibits sale or re-use of this bottleD-334119 5811 (This is bottle my mother had) (on right in pic)Federal law prohibits sale or re-use of this bottleD-334119 5814 (This is the bottle I picked up today) (on left in pic) Thanks for any help you can provide! Jim Lacy

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From: Morgaine

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Subject: I'm sure you've heard them all. - How about Rose City Bottling Works?

Date: 22-05-2004

The city of NLR has been demolishing an antique railroad trestle and I was out walking around looking for bits of glass etc. I found an old bottle it says "Rose City Bottling Works Little Rock Ark". According to a census survey by RL Polk in Little Rock, there was indeed, a Rose City Bottling Works in Little Rock in 1893. I can't find any more information on them at all. Little Rock included both sides of the river in 1893 and "North Little Rock" was not born on the north side of the river until 1904. At this time in history, Rose City is now a suburb of North Little Rock. On to the bottle. It's aqua colored with a "blob" top. It looks older than the first coca cola bottle I saw on your guys site. It has a metal stopper thing in the top of it, with a wire where you can close it or open it. The bottle is pretty dirty with rust stains, it's been in the fill dirt under a railroad trestle since the 1900's(? ) It's not broken or chipped anywhere. Also, a friend of mine found a coca cola bottle which is stamped from Little Rock Bottling company. I did not know we ever had one. Any help would be appreciated. Obviously, both places are extinct. Maybe they were the same place. Little Rock is not that big. Thanks, Claudia Ashmore --------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Amanda Gazin

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Subject: Old ink? bottle

Date: 22-05-2004

After 15 years of planting impatiens in the same spot, the other day I turned up a small bottle. It is clear and round, molded, about 2 3/4" high and 2 1/2 inches in diameter at the base with sloped rounded shoulder and a band running around the circumference (sp? ) about 1" down from the neck(the bottle is about 2" in circumference at the band). The neck is about3/4 inches high and about 3/4 inches in diameter. There is also a band where the neck joins the main part of the bottle. The neck is slightly crooked on the base. The lip is about 1/8" deep, 1" in diameter, but the opening is just 1/2"--it's not completely even, so I'm guessing an applied lip. It's smooth inside and out, so I assume it would have had a cork closing of some sort. There are two seams that run up to and just into the neck (through the bands), but the neck does not have the concentric circles I've seen mentioned; instead, there seem to be vertical slightly curved striations. There's no seam on the lip. The glass has a few bubbles. The base is flat on the edges with four dots, at 12-3-6-9 (if it was a clock face), then it goes concave with a slight bulging at the center. There is no clear pontil and no clear "owens ring. " There are no seams in the base. It's in very good shape--one little nick at the base of the lip, and it feels a little bumpy under the lip, but no other cracks and it's cleaned up nicely (maybe the dirt plugging the neck protected the insides? ). There are no other markings. My first thought was an old ink bottle, but I can't find anything like in on any website or on ebay. Probably because it's too common, but I'd still like to know whatever you can tell me. I found this in Somerville, Mass, (right across the line from Cambridge); my apt building was built around the turn of the 20th century; most of the houses date to the 1860s or 70s, and before the area was built up, it was orchards, I believe. I'm curious as to whether this dates from the pre-building days or later. I often find old tiles and glass shards in my garden, but this is the first time I've found anything intact. Thank you! You have a wonderful site, and wonderful patience to answer questions like mine! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Missmollieann

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Subject: wondering

Date: 22-05-2004

Hello Digger, I was hoping you might be able to help me decide the age of a decanter I found at a garage sale today. It is around 10 inches tall, has a diamond cut design around the middle. On the bottom of the decanter it has the following : Seagrams 1776 DECANTER design by Tiffany & co. There is a 11 located under Tiffany & co Thank you for any information you have on this decanter Thanks again, Shirley Putzier ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: RALEX92

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Subject: 1973 beam bottle

Date: 22-05-2004

i have a 1973 jim beam bottle. it says on the front united states bartenders guild California international cocktail competition. on the bottom of the bottle it has the numbers ky-drb-230. there is more info on the bottom of the bottle . can you give me an idea of what it is worth ? please and thank you ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: KB ALL OF THE WAY

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Subject: help with old bottle please

Date: 23-05-2004

a friend was out in her yard last week and dug up an old looking bottle it is a square glass bottle and it says pearl on it kinda funny to her cause her name is pearl, but I am trying to find something out about it for her, do you have any idea? ? linament bottle, medicine bottle, etc? ? any help or idea where to go for help would be appreciated thanks sharon sagaser this was found in mid Missouri If GOD brings you to it- HE will bring you through it. GOD will either lighten your load or HE will strengthen your back. --------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: BLAKE CANHAM

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Subject: Scott's emulsion bottle

Date: 23-05-2004

Sir, Garage saled two bottles for a 1. 00, just cuz they were neat looking. The first is a Scott's Emulsion with raised lettering on the left stating "with lime & soda" and on the right "cod liver oil" and the front "Scott's Emulsion". The bottle is rectangular and has some stamp type of stamp "16" in a ring on the base. It measures 9 1/4" tall, 2 7/8" wide and 2" deep, I thought it might have more value as it does not have the "man carrying fish" distinction? ? ? The second bottle is a Healy & Bigelow's Kickapoo Indian Cough Cure, the lettering is raised and inset against the natural formation of the bottle. It is 6 1/4" high and has a diameter of 1 1/2" inches. What should I do? ? ? ? Thanks for any insight. Blake ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Donald & Lu Ann Louisignau

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Subject: ?

Date: 23-05-2004

don't have any idea about this wine bottle it says on the bottom Olive Johnson

From: Tamela B. 1959 and also the year 1956 its about 18 inches tall and in great shape with no chips the stopper is corked wrapped around the ceramic. Can't find anything on the names on the bottle or the bottle it self it reminds me of a swan.

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From: Samuel & Linda Kimmerly

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Subject: milk bottle question

Date: 23-05-2004

Hello, I recently had a neighbor that brought me a bag of old milk bottles and sold them to me for $8. 00. It was dark when I bought them, so I didnít pay very close attention to them. Next morning, I seen 4 of them were just ordinary milk bottles, However 3 of them I have never seen before. The say "Springfield Purity Dairy CO" 52 one pint liquid. . Registered. The strange thing about them they are pink tinted. I thought I was see in things so I put them in a white bag with other bottles and sure enough they are pink tinted, 2 of them are one pint. The other pink tinted bottle has no name on it, its a half pint says "sealed 52ss, half pint, liquid, 5 registered. Have you ever seen anything like these? --Hillbilly Linda-- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: clk clktriad.

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Subject: Show Globes

Date: 23-05-2004

Hello Digger, I recently acquired two apothecary show globes and I have attached 2 pictures. They are aprox. 31" tall. The one on the left is a very heavy glass with a honey comb design ground into the glass. The one on the right is not as heavy and it has a molded design on the glass. The camera flash washed out the pattern in the center of the lower globe. Both globes appear to be hand blown. What can you tell me about them i. e. age, value and etc. Thanks, Charles

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From: jkw1620

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Subject: GRA=Rock Beverages

Date: 23-05-2004

I have the following from The GRA-Rock Ginger Ale Bottling Co. Wethersfield Conn. Front: Red with white letters GRA=ROCK BEVERAGES Delcal in middle with two horses & Finest Beverages Quality Back: White Letters GRA=Rock Sparkling Refreshing Contents 7 FL OZ Carbonated Water Cane Sugar Citric Acid Flavor Carmel The GRA-Rock Ginger Ale Bottling Co. Wethersfield Conn. Bottom: 2749 mTcPlease advise if you have any idea of the production date and value. If you do not have any information, please advise where I might continue my search. Regards, Judy Wilson ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: david willis

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Subject: 1871 Chicago Fire Bottles

Date: 23-05-2004

Hi I unearthed a bunch of 25 bottles that were buried during the Chicago fire I unearthed them about 10 years ago while doing a renovation on a home about three feet down in a layer of ash that was about 12 inches deep some have writing on one of them and others donít the reason im sure they are form 1871 or before is because I saw one of them in the chicago historical museum in the Chicago fire display. . its a stove cleaning bottle. . called E-Z Stove at any rate could are these collectible and valuable at all? thanks for any help BestDavid --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: ghonn.

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Subject: Old Quaker

Date: 23-05-2004

Hi Digger, I have a unopened bottle of Old Quaker straight bourbon whisky. none of the whiskey has evaporated, it is full to the top. The front of the bottle has a picture of a Quaker man, and says they have plants in Aladdin, Pa. and Fresno, Calif. there is a number on the front label at the bottom: AL-6722-04. (may be a part no. for the label. ) There is a STATE OF OHIO label with the number 18673608. There is a red label across the top, some kind of U. S. REVENUE label with the no. 07860060. I was told it was bought in the 1940's (not sure if early or late 40's). does any of this information give you an idea of the age and value of the whiskey? . Thanks, Gene. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: CWGRAM4

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Subject: Legend of Lost Liquor

Date: 23-05-2004

I recently found an empty bottle of "Old Jamaica Rhum" in my fathers basement. The Distillery is Delva. There is a booklet attached that is titled "a legend of Lost Liquor" with a graphic that says "Afrika 1941-1943" on the front of the bottle. On the back of the label is a notice to R. A. A. C. stating that this liquor showed all to be within standards of purity prescribed for use by Allied Military Personnel. I know nothing about the bottle and I am not finding any information about Delva Distilleries? Any suggestions? Carol Walker ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: sniper3505 sniper3505earth1

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Subject: old bottle

Date: 24-05-2004

round clear bottle on a metal design rack. looks like it could be used to dip an old quill pen in. bottle turn about 90 degrees, ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: andy&dianna

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Subject: walkers kilmarnock whiskey x 1873

Date: 24-05-2004

i would appreciate any info on this bottle, it is wavey glass with blue cobalt in it, it is in pristine cond. thank you.

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From: krazysandman

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Subject: bottle value

Date: 24-05-2004

dear sir I was asked by my grandmother to determine value/origin/history of a few bottles, she has tons, in looking at lots of other pics I see nothing like em, the big round bottle has a circle w/ w or w inside it/its 18"around-14"tall-4 prong lip on top for cap-no chips-cracks-has a line up to sides top to bottom on opposite sides next bottle-square shape-about 8"round square-no chips stains-bottle has loggo-owl on a pedestal-bottom of pedestal says trade mark on pedestal under owl slanted down from left to right initials or loggo appears to be like-doro-codco-torco-todco-something like that here's some pics thnx

From: thomas delain tcdelainlakefield

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Subject: Teal Dentifrice

Date: 24-05-2004

I noticed the question about Teal Dentifrice. Teal was not the color of the bottle or the dentifrice. The dentifrice was red and the bottle was made from clear glass, As I remember the bottle was about 4 or 5 inches tall. . It had a screw top on a tapered neck. The bottle flared to a round base about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. We used it in our house when I was kid back in the '30's. Tom ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Mching2932

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Subject: (no subject)

Date: 24-05-2004

Digger, I have an old intact 5 gal Sparkletts glass water bottle. Label, red cap, and all. Do you think this is worth anything if I wanted to sell it? ? Mel ChingLos Angeles, CA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Rhonda Bock

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Subject: our find

Date: 24-05-2004

Hello Digger! My name is Breanna Nagy (12 years old) and I have found a bottle that I would like more information on. It is brown in color measuring 1 1/2 inches across 1 inch deep and 5 inches tall. It has a metal lid that screws on. On the left side it has H. Clay Glover Co. , Inc. On the right side it has NEW YORK, N. Y. There is no label but there is a sunken in face on the bottle where a label should be. On the bottom of the bottle it has . O on the left side, in the middle of the bottom it has the letter A with a circle around it and on the right side of the bottom it has the numbr 46. My mom and myself would love to find the history of this bottle. We found it on our farm when putting in a new septic feild. Thanks Digger look forward to hearing back from you. Yours Truly Breanna Nagy-------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: pam neff

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Subject: snuff bottle

Date: 24-05-2004

Hi, I found a light aqua colored snuff bottle that is 3 3/8" tall by 1 3/8" wide. On the sides are raised letters Doct. Marshall's Catarrh Snuff. I am just curious on the approximate age of this bottle. Thank YOu James A. NEff

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From: Ritchie Kremer ritchie.

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Subject: Question about label on 1791 Lafite wine

Date: 24-05-2004

Hello. My name is Ritchie, and I am the propmaster on the upcoming sequel to Zorro. I am looking for a resource that can show me what the label would have looked like on a bottle of 1791 Lafite wine. We are going to have to reproduce this label for one of our props, and it's important for it to be historically accurate. If you have any information about this particular bottle, or if you can point me in the right direction, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks, Ritchie Kremer ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: GLENN PATRICK

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Subject:

Date: 24-05-2004

I have a 3 in 1 oil bottle on each side it reads 3 in 1 oil and on the bottom it has w5. could you tell me anything about it? thank's Glen-------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: M R mr_edu

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Subject: Historical Information Services Request. Thanks Digger

Date: 24-05-2004

Hello, Digger! Here are 2 pictures of a bottle pulled out from under a rock ledge on our mining claim out in New Mexico. It apparently had lay there undisturbed for some time as the miniature cork-screw is rusty, but not rusted away. The printing on the ring is the same as the embossed printing on the bottom of the bottle and reads, "The Dr. J. H. McLean Medicine Company", and the numeral '2'. The glass is clear in color, exposed side has some rainbow-iridescence to it and the soil side is somewhat 'patinized'. Lip is 'applied double-collar' with seam stopping below. The base appears to be 'key-mold'. Shape is rectangular with rounded sides. Glass appears to have occasional oblong bubbles and no cracks, chips or obvious scratches. The cork is intact with cork-screw in place. There is a rolled piece of paper inside with some writing barely perceptible, also a small amount of material, which appears to be dried soil, and which, when a flashlight is held against the glass, appears to contain flakes of gold-colored metal. The bottle measures, 9 1/16 " base to lip, x 3 3/4", x 1 3/4". We presume this to be an old 'claim-jug', and have not tampered with, or altered in any way, even by washing of the exterior. Any information or interest or request for charge of service, please respond

Thank-You & Happy Digging! Michael R. M

From: Lydia Brescia

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question for Digger

Date: 25-05-2004

Hello Digger I have a question about this full sized -21" whiskey Decanter I attatched a picture the label that is on it. . which has a picture of the display and bottle . . would you have any idea what it's value is? We are interested in selling it, I did some research and had no luck finding it! Thanks so much, Sincerely, Lydia and Ben

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From: Frank Vaillancourt

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Subject: old soda bottle

Date: 25-05-2004

hello digger this is frank I was hoping you could help me out with a question or two I found a cronk & palmer soda water works windsor ont bottle in a pool I was digging I was wondering if you know any info. on it as I have been trying now for a few years to find out anything about it so I came across your web site . I would like to know a history or any info you may have thanks in advance frank

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From: Rick Harrington

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Subject: ! 845 brown bottle

Date: 25-05-2004

recently while digging in my back yard I found this bottle . My house is located where an old school house was. It is a brown bottle dated 1845 has embossed on bottom. also on bottom is oval with diamond overstamped and these numbers 7on left of diamond 5 at the bottom of diamond and 6 on the right side. The bottom feels l rough like it was double stamped in circular mold. on the side it has graph for measuring in mils as it is stamped. the bottle is round about 7 in with 2 in stubby neck 1/8 thick lip hope you can help ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: TEXGRILLN

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Subject: Clicquot Ginger Ale bottle

Date: 25-05-2004

When my parents moved into the house that they are in now, back in 1961, there was an old wooden case with unopened bottles of sodas that said Clicquot Club. The sodas were obviously much older due to the look of the bottles and the case that they were in. Is there a certain time period that these sodas were made? D. H. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: DYN108

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Subject: melvin and badger

Date: 25-05-2004

Attached is a Melvin and badger bottle with a label on it for Triple distilled EAU De Cologne I thought they only did poison bottles - could this be worth anything? Description is as follows :5" high , clear rectangular square with indented embossed sides one side Melvin and badger other says Boston label paper - red border black lettering cork is broken off at top and is still in bottle See attached pictures Ė thanks Diane

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From: John James Connolly

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Robt. Finan Agt

Date: 25-05-2004

25 May 2004

Sir: After demolishing a building erected in 1917 in Rockaway Park, NY, I found an intact (! ! ! ) hand blown bottle in the excavated earth. The markings on it are: Robt. Finan Agt L. I. City & Rockaway Beach N. Y. There is an image of an Irish Harp on the opposite side. Your website indicates that others have found similar bottles but all I see are their questions (like mine), no answers. What is it? Can you estimate its value? Should I clean out the dried up remnants of what may be the original contents? Thank you for your time and effort. Respectfully, John James Connolly204 Birchwood Road Medford, NY 11763cell: (917)656-8940e-mail: john. james. connollyatt ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: David L. Corke Jr.

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hudsonís bay scotch bottle

Date: 25-05-2004

Hi, my name is dave corke, I live in Scottsville, ny. My uncle recently passed away and my aunt gave me an old whiskey bottle of his for a keepsake. Its a 1 gallon brown bottle. It stands 18. 5 inches tall, 17 inches around and the label say's "Hudson's Bay" brand best procurable "Blended Scotch Whiskey" it appears to be quite old. The only downside is the bottle is empty. Could you wager a guess on its age and why such a huge bottle? My e-mail address is corkedavid13if you ever get time please respond. Thank you. sincerely Dave Corke ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Kevandcarissa

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Subject: No Subject

Date: 25-05-2004

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From: Dashazda3

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Subject: wiser's oldest Canadian whisky

Date: 25-05-2004

I have a bottle of wiser's oldest Canadian whisky. it is an unopened bottle and the seal says 1962. it has a registered bottle number. 442534. It also states that it is aged for 18 years before it is bottled. Does this have any collectors value? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: RC5X

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Subject: (no subject)

Date: 25-05-2004

digger I have a 1947 7 up bottle unopened made by Iowa 7 up company green bottle 5. 7 oz. girl in bathing suit bubbles over head trying to find out how much it is worth. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: patricia deroche

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glass bottle

Date: 25-05-2004

hello, my husband and I recently bought a syrup bottle at a sale, it is a brown colored glass in the shape of Mrs. Butterworth, the numbers on the bottom read 6472. we were just wondering if it has any value at all? thank you so much Pattie and Chris in Ont. Canada

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From: michele r silva

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Subject: Re: cognac napoleon 1802

Date: 25-05-2004

Hello this is not an empty bottle but a completely full sealed bottle. Doyou know how much it's worth or where I can find out? thank you , michele

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From: AGr8tGuy4U2003

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Subject: Garrett's

Date: 25-05-2004

Digger, I have a Garrett's Virgina Dare Sweet Red Wine Bottle The front label is in Excellent condition! The First Lady of The LandAlcohol 13% By Volume Produced and Bottled by Garrett & CO. , INC. , Brooklyn N. Y. * C 1946with an intact State of Illinois Tax Sticker Contents One Half Gallon Metal Lid with the Coated Cardboard type liner inside. Bottom letters and numbers far left in the 9am position the letter Sin the center in the 12 o'clock position the number 1087on the far right in the 3pm position the number 2and some strange symbol in the 6pm position the back of the bottle is embossed with an eagle and the word's: Garrett's American Wines. What's this bottle worth please? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: POTTERLAN

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Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 26-05-2004

I found a beautiful bottle set and was wondering the value as I have not been able to find anything comparable searching books and Internet. It is a three sided pinch Haig's with sterling sliver intricate filigree encasing the three sides, neck and bottom of the bottle. The bottom is stamped sterling Mexico. The bottle bottom is stamped A66 R Haig UPC. There are also four matching shot glasses also encased in silver to match the bottle. I was curious to the era and value Thanks Linda Potter ---------------------------------------------------------------------

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From: JoGruber JoGrubercharter

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hillbilly Decanter

Date: 26-05-2004

All I know about this "Hillbilly" is that it's a "Wild Cat Juice Decanter" There are 2 for sale on ebay at the moment. Item 3293953976Hope this helps. ~~~~~Hi Digger, Hoping you can help me "uncover" some history on a decanter I found at a thrift shop the other day. It is a decanter style bottle of what looks like crockery that has been glazed and is shaped like a log cabin. It is corked with a hillbilly head on top of the cork, and 2 other hillbillies leaning up against the bottom of the decanter. There is a metal piece hanging from the neck of the bottle that looks like it at one time had something hanging from it. I suspect this is a liquor decanter but have no way to verify as it has no marks or labels on it. I have attached a picture in hopes that you will recognize the bottle or know where to refer me. Thanks for any help you can offer. Best Regards, SheliaJnR Sales - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Ed & Toy Lynn

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Subject: Cholera Mixture bottle

Date: 26-05-2004

Hello, My nephew found a clear bottle today. The writing on the bottle says DR. H. S. THACHERS CHOLERA MIXTURE CHATANUGA TENNIt measures 2 1/4 inches long to the curve of the bottle. The curve is 1/4 inch and the neck of the bottle is 3/4 in long. The top is round and thick. No lid. The diameter of the bottle I s 1 inch on all 4 sides. What can you tell me about this bottle? Thank You, Toy, 26 May 04 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Patricia

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Subject: Bottles of wine

Date: 26-05-2004

Hello, Came across your website and thought I'd ask. We bought a house and the previous owners left lots of interesting things in the basement. One item we came across was a wooden box of 3 assorted wines (still unopened). The box has a rope handle. The brand of wine is Medici and there is a bottle of Rose Lambrusco, Amabile Bianco, and a Lambrusco. They are screw tops, not cork. Says. . produces and bottled in Italy byMedici Ermete & Figli S. R. L. ~Villa Gaida-Reggio E. Sole U. S. agents Vento Wine Import Inc. Cleveland Ohio The letters ITE are along the top labels on all of the bottles. Do you have any information available on these? I would appreciate it! Thank You Patricia Petruzzi

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From: Erich

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Subject: American Patriot

Date: 26-05-2004

I was given a bottle :GEORGE WASHINGTON statue 16" TALLLabel says:RARE ANTIQUEAMERICAN PATRIOT SERIESFRANKFORT DISTILLING CO LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKYWas wondering if it had any value and what year it was made ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Joal Bloodgood

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ponds bottle

Date: 26-05-2004

I have an old bottle with ponds extract on it with 1846 on the bottom. I also have several bottles from pharmacies in Asbury Park NJ engraved on the bottles. Do they have any value? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Toby & Mary Ann Brown

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old bottle question

Date: 26-05-2004

From: Carol Childress

To: Digger

Subject: J. R. Watkins Medical Company

Date: 08-06-2003 Hi Digger, I have a small roundish bottle, lays on its side only (does not stand up like a conventional bottle), with what appears to be a tin cap. Says "J. R. Watkins Medical Company" on rounded sides in raised glass letters. Clear glass. I'm interested to know what kind of medicine it contained and value if possible. Also have two of what I call vials; flat on the bottom so they stand up, flared lips on top as if to hold a cork. No writing on them at all; clear glass; one is 2. 25" tall; the other is 2. 75" tall. No seams on the bottles. The bottles are crooked in many ways, and the pontils are really just small raised nipples on the bottom of each. I'm thinking these are pretty early, and would like to know what was in them. See photo. Thanks, Carol Childress Sturbridge, Did not see your answer to this question, but also have the same bottle, but with some dried up blackish blue substance inside. On the rounded bottom of the bottle there is a "7" on one side and a "K96" on the other. My bottle is embossed :The JR Watkins Company & on the opposite side:Winona, Minn, USAThanks. MA Brown

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From: Donna Larsen

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cobalt blue vase

Date: 26-05-2004

Digger, I recently purchased a cobalt blue vase for a friend as a gift. I would love to be able to give her any info you can help with to go along with it. The vase is somewhat "ginger-jar-shaped", 5" tall and has 3 markings on the bottom: "Y" over an "M" (in a circle), over a "2". I will include 2 photos. One of the vase and one of the bottom. Thanks for your help. donna

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From: Janet Farmer

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 27-05-2004

Hi, My Dad recently replaced an old metal shed that was falling down and we found he had several cases of old bottles that he had dug up years ago along the Susquehanna river in Perryville, MD inside this shed. One of them doesn't seem to be listed within any of the groups on your website. He has quite a few interesting ones but if we could identify this one that I've attached 2 pictures of it might help motivate him to do something with himself and these bottles. I'd appreciate any response. The only words on the bottle: DAVIS O K Baking Soda Thanks, Jan Farmer Rising Sun,

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From: John and Stacey Cramer

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Beer Bottle Question

Date: 26-05-2004

Hello Mr. Odell: I was interested in purchasing one of your pricing guides - such a assortment of types of bottles - but NONE ON BEER BOTTLES? Perhaps I missed it. The closest guide is for carbonated sodas. Let me know if you have one on antique beer bottles - I need to price bottles that my father has been collecting since the 70s when we lived in Ohio. There are some great unique ones in the batch! ThanksStacey CramerHouston, TX ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: roxanne m

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: SNOWATILLA

Date: 27-05-2004

i have a 4 1/2" x 2" x 1 1/2" inch Clear Molded Glass Bottle w/ flared lipthat's indented on the 1 1/2" side & Says: "SNOWATILLA"it has a Sunburst design on the bottom [with a little Bump in the center]it looks as if someone dug it up ? ? . . dirty with that nice iridescencei can't find ANY INFO ? ? ? on "SNOWATILLA" ? ? ? ? ? I can get a photo if you need itAny thoughts ~ would be appreciated Thank youroxanne~ ringmistress ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: bill

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 27-05-2004

Hi, I found a poison bottle the other day , it is 3" tall amber in color, flat in the back and 5 other sides to it. the center panel in front has POISON written vertically the both sides on the left and right of the word POISON has 24 X's in each panel the two end sides have no writing on them. The bottom is embossed pat, applied for over N. B. &Co. Do you know anything about this bottle? Billsuitsmeblackfoot ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: MOWNANDGROWN

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 27-05-2004

I recently dug a MASSO REGd COUGH CURE 13cm tall bottle rectangular with 3 recessed panels. M surrounded by a triangular shaped 3 sided circle. I cant seem to find any information at all relating to the origin of this bottle. Hope you can help me, cheers, Ian. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: daiglehill

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pitcher

Date: 27-05-2004

I have acquired a topaz colored hand-blown pitcher approximately 8" in height. Believed to be from County Cork, Ireland and received as a wedding gift for a friend's grandmother. Any idea how I might identify or find more info? Many thanks! Janine ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Date: 28-05-2004

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From: mcaprara

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 28-05-2004

Hi, this is mike from Washington state, I picked up a stoneware beer bottle, that said becomes, and is glazed brown on top it came with a black screw top stopper that said Arcadia Table Waters in raised letters on top and has original rubber gasket I believe the bottle is ginger beer Would like to know its origin and age it seems that the stopper is unrelated, possibly from another make of bottle. I found towns called arcadia;in michigan, california, and the UK. would like to know origin and age thanks Michael Capraramcaprara ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Anne Marie Olin

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about a bottle I found

Date: 28-05-2004

Hi. My name is AnneMarie, from Wichita KS. I found a bottle at a garage sale yesterday. It is made as an owl. It's all leather. On the bottom says origainal M. A Made in Italy. It stands approximately 10 1/2 in. tall. The head comes off the top. Its not a screw off top, it pulls off. Its made of hard plastic. The bottle is made of glass and it green. I was wanting to sell it and wanted to know if you can tell me what it is and how much it may be worth. I sent 2 pictures as an attachment. Thank you . . AnneMarie ---------------------------------

I also wanted to know what the age of the bottle is and what it was used for . The bottle itself is in excellent condition the lip it rounded and is protruded at the outside I think the picture showed that. There is some ware on the leather. . Thanks again . AnneMarie

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From: KrAzY_SANDMAN

To: Diggerjaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: bottle value

Date: 28-05-2004

ok ty very much, the square blue owl bottle. . what is what did it hold, of your site I see most owl bottles were for poisin but it doent say that on this 1 and where do u go to sell these items for top dollar? and is well over a hundred mean? up to 200. 00 or ? your best guess? rarity of this bottle . . ty very much

From: Digger

To: krazysandman Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004

5:09 AM

Subject: Re: bottle value The owl bottle is a very good one selling well over $100 the other maybe $5-10.

From: renate cassady wolfwoman6

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pluto Water

Date: 28-05-2004

Hello1we live in southern virginia and we found a clear bottle it says Pluto Water on it. Can you tell me anything about this Bottle? Tanks Wolfwoman Stuart, Va. --------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: WACKYBICHwmconnect

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: warranted flask

Date: 28-05-2004

Dear digger, My mother acquired two bottles that where found in my grandmothers yard. One was a Thomas Edison Battery Oil bottle, which we have been able to fine information on. The other is a light Amethyst colored, embossed with the words Warranted Flask. It has a double seam on the sides witch merge into one seem towards the top and the seam stops before the lip. There is air bubbles in the glass n the neck of the bottle is slightly bent to the right. The bottle is not damaged in anyway. We were wondering if u could provide us with any information on this bottle, as in the age, history and value. We have spooke with 2 antique dealers one was on able to provide us with information, and the other would not give any information unless we were willing to sell the bottle. Please help us on this mystery bottle! ! It was found in Lancaster County Pa. , and my grandmother lives right by railroad tracks if that will help. Thank you! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Angela Palmer

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1gal. 7up extract jug

Date: 29-05-2004

Hello, I have been looking for weeks, hours on end; trying to find a VALUE on a couple of one gallon 7up extract bottles. I have not seen even one jug like these for 7up , only for coke , pepsi and (A&W ROOTBEER I have two of these also (these are green jugs) The caps are with the jugs. The jugs are in good condition. they are amber in color, the addresse on the label says 121 South Meramec St. Louis, MO. 63105 There are 4 numbers on the bottom of the jugs. On 1 jug there is a 7 and then a 1 (inside a ring) and then a 0 centered below these is the number thirteen. Could you possible tell me what each one means? On the neckis a DES. PAT. # wich reads 184991. Also they do have a handle on the neck. Would these be something a collector of 7up items be interested in? Any information you could give send me would greatly be appreciated. Thank you, Jeremy. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: wanda

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Three Feathers Whiskey

Date: 29-05-2004

I just need to know about what year Three Feathers Whiskey came out. My husband found an old bottle in mint condition. We have never heard of it before. I tried to find it on the internet but can't get the info. I would like. Just that it's name changed until and then it stops. If you would be so kind as to fill me in on some info. I would sincerely appreciate it. Thank You wanda ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: ladyeagle

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Washington Flask

Date: 29-05-2004

Digger, I recently bought a bottle at a flea market for 1. 00 and was wondering if you could give me any information on it. The bottle appears to be a flask it is kind of a yellow brown color and has a picture of Washington on it facing to the left with the inscription around it that says "The Father of His Country". The bottle appears to be old, it has several large bubbles in the glass and a line that runs about half way around it that looks like a crease in the glass (at first I thought it was a crack) the lip seems to have been added separately because the seam marks are on the front and the back instead of the sides like the seam marks on the bottle. I hope you can help me with this as I am new at bottle collecting and need all the help I can get. Thanks, KimNeosho, MO ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Johnachannell

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 29-05-2004

I found a bottle with Dr. Kilmers Swamp Root Kidney Liver & Bladder Cure on it. Can you tell me anything about it? Thanks, Chris ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Grandypace

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wHISKEY Bottles like ones used in Lincoln Co Kentucky 1760 to 1780s

Date: 29-05-2004

My question is: What would a whiskey container? or bottle? look like that would have been used in the mid to late 1780s in Lincoln County, Kentucky - did they vary by state, region? and material used for the container? were they glass, crockery? Also have you ever heard of whiskey being mixed with wet mortar for bricks used in construction in the winter to keep mortar from freezing? Henry Shriver (he changed his name to Clark in Kentucky) is my ancestor and he was born in 1757 in Maryland and learned whiskey making from his father Jacob Shriver (German immigrant) who made whiskey in Frederick Co Md in the mid to late 1780s. Henry moved to Lincoln County Kentucky in the 1780s. According to the history of "The William Whitley House" (Lincoln County Kentucky) written by Charles G. Talbert: there was an account published in the Louisville Times in 1889 regarding the brickwork in the Whitley House was done by one Joseph Lewis, and a German with the rather un-German name of Henry Clark (Clerk) also who furnished the whiskey used in the brick mortar to keep it from freezing during winter time construction for the workmen (maybe the workmen and Whitley were also given whiskey to drink too), both Lewis and Clark being paid in land for their services to Whitley by deed on August 28, 1804 of 243 acres to a Henry Sheven (Shriver). Henry Shriver apparently changed his name from Shriver to Clark. The English translation of Shriver or Schreiber was Clerk and perhaps pronounced and sounded like Clark, so Henry Shriver became Henry Clark. If you have a book that has images of these type whiskey containers, like ones that would have been used in Frederick Co MD and Lincoln Co KY, let me know, and how to order the book and which one to order. Thanks Randy in Houston

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From: joseph h. downs

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: John Lennon decanter

Date: 30-05-2004

I have a bottle/decanter that has John Lennon's picture on the front and a listing of songs on both sides of the picture. It has 1940-1980 under his picture. The bottom says an exclusive design by Marita Spirits Ltd. / From the ANNIVERSARY collection of Authentic Liverpool Porcelain and it has an A in the middle. The color of the decanter is off white with a gold trim. Is it worth anything? Thanks in advance. Jessica Downs ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: wefreed

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 30-05-2004

have you ever heard of a company called castle rock out of Saugus Massachusetts? it's a green bottle the castle rock and Saugus mass are embossed but it has a label the says barn cafe ginger ale. it's a pint sized bottle ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: wefreed

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 30-05-2004

we found one other: it's blue 4 inches or so embossed with bromo-seltzer emerson drug company baltimore, md the number 34 on the bottom it's a round bottle with a big neck for the size of the bottle ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Scoob

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: decanter ?

Date: 30-05-2004

Hi, my name is Gary. I purchased what I thought was a "nice' bottle today, after comeing home - I looked at it. On the bottom of the bottle, molded in glass is ( Federal Law Forebids sale use of this bottle. The bottle itself is a light rose color - it has a 3 mastted ship on one side & an image of a man ( bust) with the word courage on the other side. It has an " bulb" shaped top with cork neck. The images are all part of the mold, not label's. Can you tell me what I have. If needed - I can take a picture of this with a digital camera. . ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: shaas

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle from Michigan Bottling Company.

Date: 30-05-2004

Dear Sir, I recently found eighty three bottles at a garage sale and I am having a fairly tuff time finding info on most of them. I know absolutely nothing about bottles so please bare with me. If You could please give me any information or value to the bottle tallest bottle in the attached picture I would greatly appreciate it. The bottle reads on the front within a recessed circle- MICHIGAN BOTTLING COMPANY DETROIT. MICH. The back of the bottle has a E. H. E. 22 I guess you would call the color amber and it has a type of flip top stopper? Sorry about the lack of knowledge. Thanks again Steve

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From: Igor. pl

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bourbon Whiskey.

Date: 31-05-2004

Dear Sir! I am in possession of special edition whiskey, and would like to know it's value. Bottle has never been opened, with whiskey inside, it reads from top to bottom front: 1890-1965, Wyoming the Equality State, Diamond Jubille, 4/5 Quart Beam 86 Proof Kentucky Straight 120 months old Bourbon Whiskey, Bottled by James B. Beam Distilling Co. , Inc. Clermont. Beam Kentucky. On the back : Old Faithfull. On the bottom: Federal Law Forbids Sale and Reuse of this Bottle. Creation of James B. Beam Distilling Co. D-334-145-65C. Miller 1965Genuine Regal China. Front of the bottle depicts sculpture of the bucking horse with a rider wih mountains in the background. Gold print of the bison on top of the bottle. On the back bird and flower separated by the tree. I would appreciate your help, please contact me as soon as possible. Let me know if you have any additional questions. Best regards. Igor. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Freddiesworld

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: eiffel tower lemondade bottle

Date: 31-05-2004

I found a clear glass bottle, height 10. 5 cm, the name on the bottle is Foster Clarke LTD Maidstone, Eiffel Tower Lemonade. Could you possibly find out its origin and the date it was made. Thank you ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: belle5

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 29 Seagram's Seven Crown Bottle w/ wooden top

Date: 31-05-2004

My Friend inherited the above from her grandfather. It measures 29" tall. Any idea how much it is worth? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: judy mcelveen

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD BOTTLE

Date: 31-05-2004

COULD YOU TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT A MALLARD DISTILLING CO. BALTIMORE AND NEW YORK BOTTLE I FOUND IT I DONíT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT --------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Paulineagius66

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles

Date: 31-05-2004

please could u tell me the value of two bottles for me , if anything-one is a beige colour bottle , virol a preparation of bone-marrow bottle. the other is ellimans royal embrocation for horses manufactory slough. this bottle is a pale green colour glass. thanks very much for any info received ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Mamafaye

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Groves Tasteless Chill Tonic

Date: 31-05-2004

We just found one of these and don't know anything about them. The bottle is 5 1/2" tall, clear, and has Groves tasteless chill tonic embossed on both sides just below the neck. Is it common? Is it valuable? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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