May 2005 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2006

From: Kenna C. Weaver I

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: a question reguarding a bottle

Date 01-05-2005

 hello, I was wondering if you could help me. my father collects old amber colored garrett snuff bottles. he desperately wants to know what the raised "dots" or "bumps" on the bottoms of them mean. Thank you, Kenna C. Weaver

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From: Jayne Carey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ???VALUE

Date 01-05-2005

 I have an old bottle of Gilbey's Spey Royal Scotch Whiskey dated 1857 -12 years old -4. 5 Quart -86 proof -made in Scotland It is a tapered bottle and has a small doll within the bottle. I am trying to find out its value, Could you please help? ` Thank you, Jayne Carey

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From: Zetti suntoe

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rochester Germicide Bottle

Date 01-05-2005

 Hello Have you ever seen a bottle like this before? I looked at some of the other you have on your site, but did not see this one. Is it worth anything. Thanks Ralph Attachments: ger 4. JPG ger 1. JPG ger 2. JPG ger 3. JPG

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From: Macelrider

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1 7/8 C I Hood & Co. Lowell Mass USA CURE LIVER PILLS?

Date 01-05-2005

 I have a miniature Bottle w/ cork, C I hood Lowell Mass USA , 1 & 7/8 inches, Hood's Pills Cure Liver Pills Doses ? ? 04. kind of carnival glass color & sometimes looks clear? Thanks Macel Attachments: 000_4502. JPG 000_4504. JPG

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From: ttechasset marlow

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: M. R. Tipp Soda Bottle

Date 01-05-2005

 I recently came across this bottle. It says M. R. Tipp in a white background with a Dolphin over the word Tiipp. All the other writing on the bottle is in Spanish. Could you please tell me an approx. value. Thanks Attachments: 000_1145. jpg

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From: Mfm4827

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sunsweet Prunes Ship in a bottle

Date 01-05-2005

 I have a green round bottle, approximately 5 1/2 inches wide by 6 inches tall. It contains a ship in the bottle. I believe it is from the 1930's. Do you know anything about this? Thanks! Michelle

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From: Brian Wells

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jgb siegert & sons dr

Date 01-05-2005

 first off thanx for your time. I live in st. louis mo and I occasionally have bits of glass and even complete bottles come up out of my yard. today I found a 5" tall green roundish bottle with JGB SIEGERT & SONS Dr in the glass. from things I have seen on the internet here it would appear that it would be a collectable of some sort but I thought maybe you could shed some light on this for me and maybe help me date the piece. thanx again, frank

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From: CamiF

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Grove's Chill Tonic Question

Date 01-05-2005

 Hi, My dad, born in 1943 and raised in rural South GA, says he remembers that awful Grove's Chill tonic. He says he remembers the baby's smiling face on the bottle. I am interested in getting him a replica of the bottle. Most of the bottles that I have seen have the baby attached to the pig body, but I have seen another bottle style with a baby's face only, no body. I am unable to confirm the bottle style (pig body/baby face OR baby face only) that would have been used in the 1940's. Can you help me? Thank you! Cami

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From: Bertbfisher

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Red Star rye whiskey

Date 01-05-2005

 I have an unopened bottle of Red star rye whiskey - the date on the seal is 1930 -distilled in Canada - imported by R. H Macy & Co. New York. Do you have any idea what the value of this bottle might be ? Thank yo for your consideration of this matter. Bert Fisher Superiority: "The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self. " Whitney Young

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From: Kathy kathyjp

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date 02-05-2005

 HI, I have searched the internet to no avail looking for long neck Chianti bottles, 3 to 5 feet in height (or more). I have a few different ones that were produced in the late 60's early 70's but like to purchase more, or at least, get some info on them, value etc. Would you know of any resources? Thank you! Kathy

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From: Kevin Kilgore repreneur2001

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Erza Decantar

Date 02-05-2005

 Hi please assist me in estimating value and more info on this decanter. The bottom reads: Heritage China 1972 S. N-37 Erza Brooks Liquor Bottle #185 Pictures attached! Thanks Kevin Attachments: MVC-024S. JPG MVC-025S. JPG

From: carol messick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Imported Lancers Vin Rose

Date 02-05-2005

 Hi, I have a bottle of imported Lancers Vin Rose vintage 1972, has never been opened. It was produced and bottle by J. M. Da Fonseca, inter. Contents 4/5 pint. alcohol 12% by vol. imported by Heublein, inc. Hatford. conn. Do you have any Idea what it is worth and who might be interested. Thanks a lot Carol Messick

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From: Jo Ann Tarbox

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Tarbox's Stove Gloss

Date 02-05-2005

 Hi Digger: I have this tin bottle that says, "Tarbox's Stove Gloss, manufactured by JL Prescott Co. , Passaic, NY. It contains TAR and is one pint bottle. The label is red, white lettering and outlined with light blue. On the back the label changes to yellow Caution! Contains Naphtha, Never expose it to fire. Use only on -COLD -STOVE Shake well. Directions: Moisten a dauber or cloth with Gloss from mouth of can, and apply to stove. Polish with stiff brush while damp. To increase lustre, use woolen cloth or mitten after polishing. It is also printed in French.

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From: Dara Phetphongsy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: remy martin louis xiii

Date 02-05-2005

 I have a remy martin louis xiii bottle that looks like no other I’ve seen. its #323 and the difference is the neck is wrapped in paper not like today's gold and the box is velvet red. the bottle is unopened with a Newark NJ license tax sticker on the top. How old is it?

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From: warnerholton warnerholton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bitters fish bottle

Date 02-05-2005

 I have a Doctor Fisch's Bitters emerald green fish shaped bottle. It is approx 7 and 3/8 inches tall, seam goes all the way through lid. It has a cork stopper. Millville, NJ is engraved on one side and Doctor Fisch's Bitters on the other. could you tell us anything about this bottles value and history?

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From: dreed dealindan1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Canada Dry

Date 02-05-2005

 Hey Digger, I recently found a 7 inch green Canada Dry Bottle, in the murky depths of Guantanamo Bay naval Station. It is a nice bottle with some coral growth. The bottom reads 3 a funny symbol looks like a pointy eared monkey face 0 registered with a number 1 under the word registered. Can you provide any age details and value. Should I clean coral off? I have several nice bottles with coral growth! Thanks Danny

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From: Janet VanCleave

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have a question about some liquor decanters that I have

Date 03-05-2005

 I have 5 liquor decanters. 1 of them is for bourbon and it is a man in a white suit like Coronal Sanders or a million air and he has a cigar in his hand decanter, 1 is a hillbilly decanter and it has moonshine wrote on it and he has the moonshine still behind him, 1 is a Russian man decanter with Vodka wrote on it, 1 is a soldier or something in a blue suit decanter and it has Brandy on it and then last one is A Irishman or something decanter but anyway he has on green clothes and it has Scotch on it. Anyway all of these heads come off to pour except the hillbilly and his hat is what you take off to pour. Can you tell me what these might be worth or where I might be able to find out because they don't have any writing on them at all ?These are at least 12 to 14 inches tall , but like I said there is no dates or no writing as to who made them because the only writing on them is what kind of liquor it is for. Ever who made these really done a good job painting them. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks Janet

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From: Dak1815 wm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 03-05-2005

 My friend gave me alot of old bottles , some are clear with no markings, some are amber-light green, dark green-some with just numbers, one has really caught my eye-it is green with jJ E&COLDC1845 ON IT , there are a lot of bottles that i'm still going through- one is also clear with just wine on it with vines on front. Some have Lambert on them. Is there someone that has a web-site that has pictures of old bottles. would like to know if these are worth anything. ------THANK-YOU

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From: Port Dover Museum PortDover. Museum. on

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Monday, May 02, 2005

 12:46 PM

Subject: CANADIAN MADE GOLDEN WEDDING WHISKEY? Hello Digger, My museum in Port Dover Ontario is mounting an exhibit on Prohibition-era rum-running on Lake Erie. Local folklore suggests that one of the brands of whiskey traveling south across the lake was a Canadian made version of Schenley's Golden Wedding. I haven't yet found an example of this bottle. Can you suggest what I should be looking for? (1920-33) Would it be the carnival glass one that I see so many of on eBay or something else? I'd be very grateful for any advice you may have on this. Cheers, Ian Bell Curator, Port Dover Harbour Museum

To: Port Dover Museum

Subject: Re: CANADIAN MADE GOLDEN WEDDING WHISKEY? It would not be carnival glass the name is older than 1932. Label only bottle probably. Ebay would be the place to keep you eyes open.

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From: wlcree wlcree

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey bottle/decanter

Date 03-05-2005

 Dear Digger, I bought this bottle in a charity shop in Scotland, but as it's shoulder is embossed "Federal Law Forbids. . . . . . . . " it must have been produced for the U. S. market between 1932 and 1964. The bottom is embossed " The Distillery Agency Ltd South Queensferry Scotland". Can you therefore be more specific about the date and the brand of whiskey it contained. Laurence Cree Attachments: Picture_bottle. jpg

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From: pamella pamella

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: poison and peppersauce bottle

Date 03-05-2005

 Hi I have a cobult blue poison bottle that stands aprox 3" high and has crossbones and skull on each side and is embossed. It has H. K Mulford Co Phila on bottom and is in mint condition, I was wondering if you ahd any idea what it is worth I am clueless besides seeing only 1 before that was crad and had a chip that sold for $99. I also have a peppersauce bottle that is dark green and I believe is very rare it is also in mint condition. I also have 2 Amonia S. F. Gaslight bottles 1 is in mint condition 1 has a chip on the top. Also is an old inkwell that I know nothing about? Thank you for your time. Pam Martin Eugene Oregon Attachments: pams pictuer 290. jpg pams pictuer 311. jpg pams pictuer 293. jpg pams pictuer 324. jpg

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From: KHarco4342

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found your site - have a question

Date 03-05-2005

 Hello "digger", I am attempting to research a bottle of "Whiskey" I own. I located your site and noticed that another person wrote to you describing the same type of item. I provide their quote below; "I have a old bottle of Old Mock Whiskey unopened in original box by A. PH. STITZEL Distiller Louisville Kentucky. Bottled in fall of 1933. Made in spring of 1916. If you can find any value and information on this it would be greatly appreciated. " I attempted to locate a "reply" to your visitors, however, had no luck. Therefore, I would like to know if there is a location to find your "response", or another area to which I can research this item. As like the person who posted the "quote" above; I am interested in knowing more about this bottle, as I own another of the same description. Could you put me in touch with any company, or individual, who collects such items? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, _Kharco4342_ ( Kharco4342)

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From: kckramer1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: have question about a distillery?

Date 03-05-2005

 What famous distillery in East Millstone, NJ was the largest producers of Rye Whiskey in the U. S. from 1858-1910? Thanks Ken

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From: chris rich

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: quickie question

Date 03-05-2005

 Hello, I am Chris. Thank You for having such a cool & informative site. My question is, would a modern day nipple fit a Samuell Callet Co. Baby Bottle? Than You, Chris

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From: Louise Levesque l

To: jaok20 jaok20@bottlebooks.com, lise soucy rod29soucy

Subject: FW: Fwd: 5 Questions & Answers

Date 03-05-2005

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From: David Schuman bongo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: squirt bottle

Date 03-05-2005

 Hello, I have a 26 oz squirt bottle produced in 1981 with an upside down label on it. It has never been opened and I was wondering if this was worth anything of value or not. If so, how much and would you know anyone interested in buying it? Thanks for you time. I included a picture to give you a better idea. Dave Attachments: squirt 1. JPG

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From: Sally FranknSally

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: stone bottle

Date 04-05-2005

 Hi Digger, A friend was given a stone bottle found in a field in Vermont. I don't have a picture but it is the same size and color as the second bottle in the line up of Bols bottles at this address: http://www. antiquebottles. co. za/Pages/Categories/StoneGins. htm It has a handle or ear which is "stuck on" and the inscription reads: first line IRVEN LUCAS BOLS, second line HET LOOTSJE, third line AMSTERDAM, fouth line 3/4 LR If you can give us any ino we would appreciate it. Sally Grimes

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From: Flat Rock Antiques

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Uniontown, Pa. Bottle

Date 04-05-2005

To: Digger, I have a Sanitary bottle from Uniontown Pa. It has on it Registered at the top and not to be sold on the reverse side, the bottom has a large S on. Could you tell me anything about it, it is a green bottle about the size of a coke bottle. Thanks lenny.

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From: donna golladay

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 04-05-2005

 hi, came across your email on a great website, I am looking for any info on this bottle (pic enclosed)it's embossed with Brain Cardif with a dragon or gryphon in the middle. . i'm not sure if the top is a blob top or another kind. I am thinking this might be British?? thanks, Donna G~ Attachments: bottle. jpg

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From: webrunner webrunner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 3 bottles. . . . . please help

Date 04-05-2005

 I am looking for an approx. value and year made for McCormicks Americana series bottles. I have one Robert E Lee approx. 12 " tall. The label on the back reads Straight Bourbon Whiskey 86 proof; Limited Edition 4/5 quart; Distilled & Bottled By McCormick Distilling Co. Weston, MD. On the bottom it reads Americana Porcelain McCormick Distilling Company. I also have one Ulysses S Grant approx. 10" tall. On the bottom it reads Americana Porcelain McCormick Distilling Company. The third bottle is not McCormicks, it is a Falcon on a gloved hand approx. 13 1/4" tall. On the bottom it reads Ski Country Golden Colorado; 750 m. l. Limited Edition Peregrine Falcon; 1979; Vanishing Animal; it is signed by what looks like Robert Katona '79

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From: CRSBENEFITS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Paul Jones

Date 04-05-2005

 Dear Digger, I have a bottle from my great aunt which she told me she got when she was at a speak-easy at the end of the prohibition. It is an amber color, 4 inches tall, 2 oz's 90 proof, "Whiskey a blend" silver label with a (metal army green color) screw top. the markings on the bottle's bottom are "6" on left side, an eye design with an oval circle over the top in the middle, a "4" on the right side, and a "7" below. The date on the back label states the bottle was produced december 1933 by frankfort distilleries, Inc. . I assume days after the prohibition ended. Anything you could tell me about the bottle including where to find your answer would be appreciated. If you have a book on it I would like to purchase it. Thank you Charles Charles R. Smith, Jr-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Kristin Donnelly

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: need to find

Date 04-05-2005

 Dear Digger, I am in search of an old bottle. I am green if you will, so any advice will help. My boyfriend's father is related to Wetterer Brewery in Cincinnat, Ohio. I would love to buy an old bottle for him! Do you know how or where I can do this? Is this even possible? Thank you for your time! Take care, Kristin Donnelly

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From: Steve gphds1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 04-05-2005

 Hi, I recently found an interesting old soda bottle. It's clear, about 13" tall counting the metal top. It has a paper label of G & R Barrie's Soda Water on the top. The bottle is embossed with a logo of G & P BARRIE, Ltd GLASGOW & DUNDEE. Beneath the logo is a banner with Caution! this syphon is the property of C&P. BARRIE, Ltd all others are prohibited from filling or trading with it. There are no markings on the bottom. Around the outside of the logo are two banners with ABSOLUTELY PURE TABLE WATERS. From looking through your info I'm guessing 1900 to 1940's ??? Any info appreciated. Thanks, Steve Oklahoma City

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From: LolaGF

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Salon Palmer bottles

Date 04-05-2005

 Hi Digger, Can you tell me where I might get a history about Palmer? I know some of the details, but need to know where he lived, dates he made the bottles/color etc. I know he died with the recipe in his head. Thank you Jean

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From: Janet Zullig

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Herzogthum Nassau crock

Date 04-05-2005

 Dear sir, At an auction, I purchased an amber-colored stonewear crock. It is 12 inches high, about 4 inches in diameter, and looks to be wheel-thrown. It is stamped "HERZOGTHUM NASSAU" under a circle outlining a lion with SELTERS around it. On the back under the handle is stamped "Num. 18" under a fancy "H". The neck is about an inch across and the inside is glazed brown. What is this and how old is it? Thank you.

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From: donna

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wine bottles

Date 04-05-2005

 I got these at an auction can you tell me if there worth anything? Thank You, Donna Attachments: Apr08^18. JPG

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From: hellerb1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr Bakers Pain Panacea

Date 05-05-2005

 Hello, I recently dug up a small bottle (4-5 inches tall) . It is not a screw top, it is aqua in color and has the markings DR Bakers Pain Panacea in the glass itself. I was wondering about its approximate age. Thanks for the help. Drew Heller

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From: BeachCotAntiques

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pepsi Green paper label 1930s Bottle ?

Date 05-05-2005

 Do they make a Reproduction, 1930s paper label bottle that is green, { like the one on ebay & the ones on ebay before that} I have been told by several pepsi collecters , they DID NOT make reproductions? Of this bottle? Thins seems hard to believe, as they make reproductions of just about every thing else. Hope you can help thanks Roger

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From: AntiqueCrazy224

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Frank's Dove Brand Advertising

Date 05-05-2005

 I recently found in mint condition a clear glass depression glass cruet with a mint advertising of Frank's Dove Brand Coconut. The advertising is crisp and clear bright red, trimmed in green, and the it's cork is okay, but that has some age wear, the cruet itself has no chips or dings. Can you tell me anything about, and perhaps a value, I have checked all the advertising books and depression glass, it believe the pattern is Princess and made by Hazel Atlas. Thank you, Karen Maddox Indian Head, MD

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From: robert hardie. uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle.

Date 05-05-2005

From: Iris Geddes

To:

Subject: I have a bottle

Date 11-10-2004 Hi I have a bottle, greenish in color with the words: Springs Wheeler & Co Ltd. Cromac Belfast What is interesting about the bottle is that it has a rounded bottom and cannt sit up right because of this. Any idea what it is. . . thanks, Joan Hello, I noticed this question on your site and I found a bottle that sounds exactly the same as the one described above. I found this bottle half-buried in a highland hill loch in Scotland. This loch was over 3000ft above sea level. Can you give me details about this bottle please? regards, robert.

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From: Trussin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: poor man's bitters

Date 05-05-2005

 Hey, Im trying to establish the value of a Poorman's Family bitters written in string writing. Its corn flower blue and about 6 inches tall.

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From: Rick MxRick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: small metal bottle

Date 05-05-2005

 dear digger, we have come across this bottle, pictures included, that we think resembles some type of old oiling type bottle, possibly for sewing machines. Or so this is our best guess. Hopefully, you will be able to indentify it for us. It's 3 3/4 inches tall and almost 1/2 inch wide. It comes apart into 3 seperate pieces. The bottle base, a neddle type spout, and a cap that fits over the spout. the cap has what looks like a pin type neddle, used for maybe clearing the tip of the spout. The only exterior markings, besides those stamped on the bottom are 2 oblong circles, one on each side, Also, the top of the body is threaded on the inside to mate up with the needle spout, which has an outside thread on the bottom part of the needle housing, then on the top side of the needle housing , it has more threads that are on the inside portion of the housing top, and they mate up with the threads on the outside of the cap that covers the needle assembly. On the bottom of the bottle is stamped "Made in the USA" and then "PAT'D APRIL 2395" or maybe "PATID 2395" Any assistance you can offer will and is greatly appreciated. Also, the photo's (5) are in a zip file, using winzip. thanks digger. We await your reply. The Powell Family Lake Havasu City, AZ Attachments: bottle. zip

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From: Michael Robbins.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.comjaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fwd: TA Mills Seltzer Bottle

Date 05-05-2005

 Disposition-notification-

To: Michael. Robbins mssm I Received: from [207. 38. 211. 222] by ims-1. mssm I (mshttpd); Wed, 02 Feb 2005

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Date Wed, 02 Feb 2005

 20:08:58 -0500

From: Michael Robbins

Subject: Fwd: TA Mills Seltzer Bottle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Dear Mr. Odell, Several weeks ago I sent you an e-mail below inquiring about the whereabouts of a seltzer bottle with TA Mills inscribed upon it, which a reader had e-mailed you about several years ago. As I mentioned, TA Mills was a company run by my grandfather and great-grandfather and I would love to purchase one of those bottles. If you have a way to contact the owner of the bottle, I would appreciate it if you could let me know. Again, thanks for your help. Sincerely, Michael Robbins --

From: Michael Robbins Michael. Robbins mssm I

I noticed that one of your readers was requesting information about a seltzer bottle labeled TA Mills (Please see attachment). My great grandfather bottled and delivered seltzer in NYC using a horse drawn wagon in the early years of the last century. I would be very interested in purchasing the bottle if you would be so kind as to forward the e-mail address of the writer. Thank you for your help. Sincerely, Michael Robbins this is the listing from your website: Hi Digger, I have tried to find information about the name and bottle information on the web without any luck. I hope you can help me. I have a seltzer bottle that is a deep rich turquoise color, with etched script in old English, and leaves around the lettering on each side, like an oval frame. The lettering says:T. A. Mills. This name also appears on the spout, and is engraved into the metal. It says: T. A. Mills New York 67. Their are no seams to show where the bottle was joined together, if in fact it was. It is smooth with no seams. On the bottom of this bottle is engraved, (made in Czechoslovakia). I would really appreciate any information you could give me about this seltzer bottle and name that is etched on it. Best Regards, David --

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From: Mary-Lynn I

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 05-05-2005

 Hello Mr Digger, I have an un-opened 4/5 quart bottle of Gilbey's Spey Royal scotch whiskey 86 proof Est. 1857 with a music box/dancer in the bottom of the bottle, any idea what it's worth? thanks M-L

From: Roger sc I

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: foreign antique bottle

Date 05-05-2005

 Hellooo Digger, I certainly hope you can help me, This is my obsession, I use to buy and sell antiques, that is until I found this and now I've found something that I can not find in history, It has the royal seal of Hungary, Embossed on a separate piece of glass that is applied, in dollop form and pressed with a reversed carved implement, if you look at the picture of the seal, you can actually see which way the tool was pressed into the molten glass, when it was applied. This bottle is one piece, hand blown, with no seam lines at all, it is in excellent shape, it has no cracks or chips, it does have small inclusions and some small bubbles, as you can see it has no applied neck and it has been designed to accept a cork or stopper similar to a champagne bottle. I have found out it's design is called an Imperial, it's color runs from the bottom to the neck, goes from light aqua to clear at the top, It's little short to be wine plus there are no shoulders, it may have been used for schnapps or some other beverage, and maybe only by the royal family it was marked for, I do know that there are only three kinds of seal marks, royal, maker and pub, since I can't see a pub using the royal seal of Hungary, with out some trouble and a maker using it without permission this only leaves one conclusion. There are no other markings or embossing on this bottle, it does have calcium deposits on it, but I am going to have them carbon dated just for grins, this will give me an accurate date as to when it actually hit the bottom of the ocean. The story, I got is it was bought up in a shrimp net off the east coast, I bought it from a antique shop for $20. , I asked them what they knew about it, they said they knew nothing and could not find out nothing, well I believe them, I have had this bottle almost ten years and I can get no answers from any body. This is the part that is a mystery, one man who is an auctioneer offered me $500. for it, site unseen from a picture my Uncle had, but he would not tell me why, then he rode 650 miles and offered me $1000. just to let him put his hands on it!!! Needless to say he did not get to see it and it's safely put away where no one can get it. One man told a friend of mine, when we were checking it out, one time over the phone, that "You can't have that"! My friend, told him that, it was in his hands, we never heard from him again, I sent letters and pictures to Sotherby's, Christie's & Butterfields & Butterfields, they claim they have never seen anything like it and do not have anything to compare it to. They said if I could get it authenticated, they would be happy to auction it for me. As you can see by the country seal of recent times, the Lorraine cross on the right side of the crest has a small crown at the bottom of it and on the bottle it does not exist. I do know from researching heraldry, that the shape of the shield on the crest changed to the new style around 1632 and was chartered by English Royalty so all Shields would be the same, the shield on the bottle, surrounding the crest is Spanish Renaissance which matches with the history of the crest, anyway see what you can find out, I would like to have a story before I sell it for any monetary value, although I've been told, that may never happen either. . . . . . . . Please reply. . . . . . . . . or give me a connection. . . . . . Respectfully. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Attachments: bottle royal 008. jpg bottle royal 007. jpg bottle royal 009. jpg bottle royal 016. jpg bottle royal 020. jpg

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From: Bobbi Smithline

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles

Date 05-05-2005

 Any clue about these bottles. Bobbi

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From: Puckett, Patty Patty. Puckett

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 06-05-2005

 Can you let me know how much a 1974 RC Ky Derby commemorative bottle is worth. It still has RC in it. It has never been opened. We have seen an empty bottle at a flea market for $10. 00, so we thought it might be a little more than that. Thank you for your help in this matter, Patty Puckett

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From: Robert Rennert rrennert I

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles

Date 06-05-2005

 Dear Digger, I have some bottles that I am trying to sell for a friend of mine that lives in Guyana. He finds these bottles near the Surinam border and most appear to be very old. I am sending you pictures of several. The one has A . . B & Co on the bottom. The other is a fairly deep open pontil. Any ideas on the age and value? The open pontil bottle is 12" tall by 3" at the base. The A B & Co bottle is 11. 5" tall by 3" at the base. Attachments: MVC-005F. JPG MVC-007F. JPG MVC-008F. JPG MVC-009F. JPG MVC-010F. JPG MVC-011F. JPG MVC-012F. JPG

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From: Sherry Dunlap S_DUNLAP

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ELVIS PRESLEY DECANTERS

Date 06-05-2005

 where or how do I found the worth of these items. I have several of them made in 1980 and 1981 ? if you know, you can thanks charles

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From: Wbrickgc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: general reference question

Date 06-05-2005

 Digger, I live and search in Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico primarily at old mining sites. Which of your books would you suggest as providing the most information. Just from the titles I thought volumes 2, 5, 7, 8 10 and "new"? I am only interested in identifying, dating and learning as much as I can about my finds. Also are there any other reference books that you would suggest? By the way, I only recently discovered your site and it is awesome! I was thinking about printing all your question/answer pages, but am assuming that a lot of that information will be in your books? I actually saw one of the bottles I wanted to ID as a previously asked questioned. Please keep up the good work! Thanks you, Betty

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From: RCLEWIS2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: snuff bottles

Date 06-05-2005

 Hey Digger, Just thought you might be able to tell me alittle about this bottle. It is a DOCT MARSHALL'S CATARRH SNUFF bottle it still has part of the label on it, You can clearley read the price of 25cents, it also still has snuff and a cork in it. Thank you Sincerely Robert lewis

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From: Heather McLean

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: gooderhams & albiglass

Date 06-05-2005

 I've been trying to find information about two bottles. . . (1) brown bottle that is embossed "Gooderham's Est. 1832" (2) beautiful clear glass with embossed lattice(?) type design all over, there is a label on the bottom which reads "Albi Glass". . . can you help me find any info on these? Thank you! Heather in Idaho

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From: Louise Murray uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 06-05-2005

 hi there I have a toffee coloured stoneware schweppes bottle I was just wondering if you could tell me the age and value of it thanks lou

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From: GREGG AMP KIM WALKER freebird1968

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coke bottle and Vigny bottle

Date 06-05-2005

 Dear Digger, I have looked far and wide and cannot find what the base worth is of a coke bottle I found It is a D patent coke bottle which I have determined is circa 1937. It is a 6-FL. Ozs. Also I have a Heure Intime by Vigny perfume bottle and cannot find what that is worth or even when it was made. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Kim

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From: Alisa Bell alisa.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I. W. Harper Wine decanter

Date 07-05-2005

 I have this clear glass wine decanter which says I. W. Harper and "federal forbids sale or reuse of this bottle. Bottle also has a row of what looks like penny's at the top and bottom. The very bottle of the bottle 67, D-9, 50, and 14. What can you tell me about it?

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From: William M. Garrison Sr.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old carboys

Date 07-05-2005

 PDear Digger, /P PI have come across your site many times in my searching for answers. /P PI ;was given ;these bottles ;after doing ;moving an estate move. (I am a mover) They were filled with a liquid that I thought to be old wine. it turns out that they were filled with very old and very good whisky. The one on the right is machine blown and ;has markings of I in a diamond, Illinois glass Co and a date of 1922. Does it have any value?/P PThe one on the left is thought to be much older. It has no markings. The seam does not go all the way through the lip. The ;port is small and very irregular, and the glass is very thick with many air pockets. A short story about the contains: It was ~140 year old syrupy whisky distilled exclusively foe the Phoenix Hotel Company Inc. in Lexington, Ky. Any ideas on the age and value of the bottle, also any ideas on the content?/P PI have decided to send ;3 more photos. one Identifies the content "Old Pugh". The next shows the filled carboys. The next shows the seal. /PBR Attachments: Carboy01. JPG old pugh. JPG old pugh01. JPG old pugh02. JPG

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From: Nancy E Weiss

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle id

Date 07-05-2005

 Hi and thanks for your service. I was told this is a catsup flask circa 1850. it is 7 1/2" tall the base is 2 1/2" in diameter the seam goes up to the mouth the mouth is so uniform and smooth (except a slight groove inside) that I can't believe it would be an applied lip there is no pontil mark there is a very smooth and very small indent on the bottom (too small for me to call it a kick up) thanks again, Nancy Attachments: side. jpg bottom. jpg full. jpg

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From: Jon Boyd

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 07-05-2005

 I found an old 1 quart bottle of old quaker. is it worth any money

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From: Jon Boyd

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old quaker

Date 07-05-2005

 Digger, we have two unopened bottles of old quaker (there is a old quaker logog indented on the front) (the cap says old quaker since 1846. it is a metal/tin screw on cap with a cork in the middle. the bottle is round, clear, and has a smooth bottom. the bottom reads D 134 ONE QUART M-327-A 56 (UNKNOWN SYMBOL) 4 SECOND BOTTLE HAS A 5 AFTER UKNOWN SYMBOL the back of both bottles reads "federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle" we would like to know the value and the history behind the bottles? thank you

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From: Dave G.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date 07-05-2005

 i'ed like some inf on this bottle it has raised lettering federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle OLD QUAKER then it has a pic of a quaker on the bottom it has m-327-c 68 f 6 d-1-34 it has a side seams run to top of lip it was a cork in it thank you for any inf you can give me. david godfrey idletimedave

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From: Cheri Johnson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Older bottle looking for Info.

Date 07-05-2005

 Hello Digger found your site on Internet read through the many questions from folks like me. I recently inherited an old "SODA WATER" bottle. It is light aqua in color it appears to have an applied bottom but has a seam that runs all the way from just above the bottom all the way to top of lip. It has stars all around the neck and says SODA WATER property of Coca Cola Bottling co. con 6fl oz with rectangle indentions in the glass from just below the shoulders down. it also has # 1188 EG 23 on one side and PAT NO 49729 I am quite sure this is a common bottle but am curious as to its age. Thank you for your help sincerely Cheri

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From: John Cornell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fenner bitter bottle

Date 07-05-2005

 I have a bitters bottle with a label that I found while tearing out one of our house walls. It was bottled by M. M. Fenner MD. Has a cork Is green Is rectangle Almost a complete label Liquor stamp on back Has plaster on bottle. No apparent damage. Can you tell me more about it? John

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From: Casey and Missy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Appraising

Date 07-05-2005

 Do you offering an appraising service ? If so, about what is the fee ? I have a couple dozen cork neck bottles of various types. I only live about and hour from Mason. Casey Rayls Rising Sun, IN.

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From: ANNE PRYSTAS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 07-05-2005

 I have a bottle and the only writing on it is, "full quart". It also has a round circle indented in the bottom, with two seams going diagonally from circle to side of bottle. It's light green, and has a neck about 1 1/2 inches. Also, it has a flat raised panel on both sides, with a seam on either side of each panel. Is it worth anything? Anne

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From: Greg cmsinter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mason Jar

Date 07-05-2005

 Hello, I have a aqua tinted Mason Jar marked "MASON'S PATENT (the E is reversed) NOV 30TH 1858" on the front. On the bottom is "PAT NOV 26 67" around the edge, with "452" in the center. It is 9" tall with a 3" zink Ball lid. What can you tell me about this jar?

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From: SSRS13025

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date 07-05-2005

 I have a container that is a man shape and bourbon around the bottom; do you know what year this was made

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From: Shaun Nixon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hi Digger Odell Just a Quick Question.

Date 08-05-2005

 Hi, I am not really a bottle collector however I have found this bottle and here’s all the info on it, is it rare and what is a rough estimate of its Value? Ste Pierre Smirnoff Fls 40 Oz Bottle {Big Crown On the Bottle} on the crown it has the years 1877, 1886, 1882, 1896 than under the crowns it says purveyors to the imperial Russian court 1886-1917 The Information on the Bottom of the Bottle is 7 C-- this is in a Triangle 44509 -- that is underneath If you could just quickly tell me The Year and idea of rarity and value that would be great it looks like it has been dug up somewhere? I have not cleaned it as of yet? Thank You Shaun Nixon

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From: Tupperbaskets

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rossini Empoli Handmade Italian Glass

Date 08-05-2005

 What can you tell me about Rossinin Empoli Handmade Italian Glass company. Tupperbaskets

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From: Marc & Jean mjperrin snowcrest

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Tree Bark Covered Whiskey Decanter - Value Question

Date 06-05-2005

 I have a whiskey decanter, covered in tree bark. The decanter has four shot glasses, also covered in bark. The front of the bottle has a built in porcelain ash try & card holder, with a small black and white photo of a naked lady. This bottle has been in our family for over 80 years. Can you please give me an idea if this decanter has any value or where I might be able to find a good appraisal for the decanter. I've checked the internet for similar items, but with no luck . . . maybe this is a one-of-a-kind. Thank you for your time.

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From: MICHAEL ZOTTO

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: gin bottle AH embossed

Date 08-05-2005

 Dear Mr Digger, I found an almost identical gin bottle to mine in a google search, (which is how I found you) what can you tell me about this bottle I have attached pictures, thank you, Kelly Attachments: DSCN2203. JPG DSCN2202. JPG

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From: Wbrickgc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: general reference question

Date 08-05-2005

 Digger, Sorry to bother you again, but do your books tell any of the history of the bottles? Although the price is interesting and I'd love to find out that I have a bottle worth more than $1, I'm really interested in the date and where it was mfg'd, almost any information to add to the history of the location of where I found it. Thanks again, Betty

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From: Jan Roovers Jaroo. nl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ed pinaud bottle

Date 08-05-2005

 I found a bottle of ed pinaud with a tin dop and a little screw top on tin the bottle have the uplay of a flower basket - ed pinaud - paris on the bottom of the bottle the signature of ed pinaud 6 inch high and nearly 2 inch thick straight clear glass sorry for my english can you tell me something about a value thank you very much greeting Jan Roovers Holland jaroo. nl

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From: jeff snellek badboyj890

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old moxie bottle

Date 08-05-2005

 hi, my name is jeffrey. I was wondering how much an old Moxie Trade Mark Nerve Food "registered" bottle would be worth. The bottle is almost in mint condition "it is not hand blown" I found it while fishing along half way brook. I would appreciate it if you could get back to me ASAP. THANK YOU VERY MUCH

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From: Aflorio54

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date 08-05-2005

 Thanks for your time! I found two bottles recently. One is about 7 and 1/2 inches tall, clear, and has a seam up its neck but not on the lip. It says "Heinz no 61" on the smooth bottom. Is this THE Heinz company or something else. There is no H. J or F&J on there. Is this one of the knock-off Heinz companies? Secondly, I found an amber bottle (11&1/2 inches tall) with an applied double collar lip. There are no seam lines on the base or lip, but there are seam lines from where the bottle rounds to reach the neck, and on the neck. I was wondering about the dates and possible values of these bottles. Thank you!

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From: DENNIS DEN615

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Garnier Chess pieces

Date 08-05-2005

 Hi Digger, I actually have questions about two different bottles. One is a set of Garnier Crème de Menthe Chess piece bottles, I have four of them in their original boxes, they are all sealed but the liqueur has seeped out of a couple of them, do you know where I could find more information about them? I also have a 1959 Bertolli Chianti wine bottle that is very unusual, it is wrapped in a raffia webbing with a pour spout on one side, on the other side of the bottle there is an opening to a ?womb-like? glass bladder that protrudes into the bottle. There are two raffia dolls that sit inside the bottle and a raffia-wrapped plug that covers the opening to the bladder. The only information I have been able to find about Bertolli is that they have produced olive-oil for quite some time now, but nothing about wine. Do you know anything about this unusual wine bottle and the company that produced it? Thank you very much, Julie

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From: Hurtback

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date 08-05-2005

 I found an old clear oval cork stoppered bottle that says 3XVI and I think it has cocaine in it but I am not sure. Is it valuable as a collectors item? If so can it be sold with the drug in it?

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From: carlosbrasher

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old whiskey bottles

Date 08-05-2005

 where can I go to find out what is a 96th run for the roses whiskey bottle the name on the bottom of bottle is majestic prince. seal has not been broken worth

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From: Casey and Missy Rayls crne

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Appraising

Date 08-05-2005

 Do you offering an appraising service ? If so, about what is the fee ? I have a couple dozen cork neck bottles of various types. I only live about and hour from Mason. Casey Rayls Rising Sun, IN. I do, however I do not want to charge you if the bottle have little or no value. If they are clear and Unembossed then they have little or no value. Please read the article on my site called determining values If they are aqua and have smooth bases and have writing then they probably are worth less than $5-30 a piece I usually charge $5 per bottle via mail. . . let for collections. send a pix and I can tell you if it is worth your while. Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebooks

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From: STEVEN ADDAMS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 09-05-2005

 Do you know where I can buy the suit of armor bottle of chianti by Borghini?

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From: Imoeja420024

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: medicine bottle

Date 09-05-2005

 We recently replaced our floors in the upstairs of our house and found a couple of old things. The first we found was a leather bound log book of the house being built. It was dated July of 1935. Not far from the book be found an old pill bottle. The pill bottle is about 2 inches tall and not quite half as wide. It is a circular pill bottle. It still has the cork in it and 1 white pill that looks like a present day aspirin along with powder from what I assume was more of the pills. The bottle itself is clear. The seems on both sides go all the way up and across the top but end at the edge going into the bottle. The bottom has a thin triangle longways from left to right with an oval across the top going up and down. Preceding the symbol is the number 12 and following the symbol there is what looks like a 1. Under the symbol is another 1 followed by a small circle. The bottle itself is not damaged but the cork is cut down. I am attaching a picture of each the book and bottle. Any insight into these items would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Amanda Attachments: Picture%20046. jpg Picture%20047. jpg Picture%20042. jpg Picture%20043. jpg Picture%20045. jpg Picture%20044. jpg

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From: evelyn cruz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: blue_decanterfeb04

Date 09-05-2005

Subject: Blue whiskey decanters

Date 03-02-2004 I have 2 bottles that I think were whiskey bottles. They are about 14 inches tall, light blue in color with Aristotle, Socrates and Plato pictured in which with the Roman columns in the back ground, On the bottom is the standard "Federal Law Fobidss Sale and Reuse" What are they? See attached image / what is it & what is it worth? Attachments: blue_decanterfeb04. jpg

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From: bill thomas

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: owens bottle com. BYRD antarctic expedition bottle

Date 09-05-2005

 hey digger iam bill I found a bottle at adig on the ohio river bank an was hoping you might be able to help me with finding out what was in it an a value the bottle its self is clear glass 5 3/4 in tall 2 1/8 in wide an 1 1/4 in thick it has a rounded front cork topped has an airplain embossed at the top below thatin caps is BYRD then under that is antarctic then below that is the years 1928 1929 then under that is expedition the back is flat with a odd looking 3iv then the bottom has an o in a squar then WENS AN A 2over that I take that to be for the owens bottle com. would be greatly thankful for you help heres a few pic thanks bill Attachments: bills bottle 1. jpg bills bottles 2. jpg

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From: Meggy22Jo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Found 1891 Dr. D. Jayne & Son Medical Almanac

Date 09-05-2005

 I purchased a framed picture of a young girl at a garage sale here in Denver, Co. I popped off the back of the frame and found a Dr. D. Jayne & Son Medical Almanac and Guide to Health. The cover, front and back, has about 2 inches cut from the right hand side. The rest of the book is amazingly in good shape. Can you give me any idea if this is of any value? I would greatly appreciate a response. Respectfully, Teresa, Meg's mom

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From: VIvienne Johnston harleydog ihug. co. nz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 28-10-2004 hi I am from new zealand and I was wondering if you could help me. I have found a bottle from the 1953-4 in my garden and I would like to know about it. On the back there is a flag (i think) with a crown under it and then writing saying The queen(underlined) god bless her with the intials E R under neath it. on the front is where a label used to be with a smaller label about 1 centermeter above it and on either side of the bottom label is two different lions or maybe mythical beast not to sure. . The bottle has a seam down both sides. Around the bottom of the bottle is the words commemorating royal visit 1953-4. The bottle is green coloured. this is a mint coniditon bottle and I have searched all other sites and can not find it. Hopefully u can shed some light on my mystery.

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From: Rina Elson RElson MENKE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: John McIlvan bottle from PA

Date 10-05-2005

 Hi - was given this bottle when my cousin found it in her basement in King of Prussia PA, while renovating - bottle has embossed upon it THE PROPERTY OF JOHN MCILVAN BOTTLED BRISTOL PA REGISTERED THIS BOTTLE NOT TO BE SOLD It's a pale green now, with some iridescence to it. Lip seems to be from about 1880-1900, mold mark on bottle goes up to lip. No cracks, chips, seems to be in perfect condition apart from iridescence. Any idea about value or where it's from, what it held? Found no info on ebay or the web on John McIlvan, bottlers in Bristol, etc. Picture attached thanks for any help Attachments: McIlvan bottle 1. jpg McIlvan bottle 2. jpg McIlvan bottle 4. jpg

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From: Robert Eldridge bobasg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: druggist bottle

Date 10-05-2005

 Hi Digger, I posted several old bottles on ebay expecting to get $2. 00-$5. 00 ea. With one day left on auction a small bottle 3. 5" tall embossed C. W. ARMSTRONG DRUGGIST CALISTOGA, CA. IS UP TO $103. 71 and I don't know why. Can you help? Sorry about the blurry picture. Thanks, Bob Attachments: armstrong. jpg

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From: xjs7

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: scalfs indian river medicine bottle

Date 10-05-2005

 I would like to know the value of this bottle - Scalfs Indian River Medicine Bottle and Box. Its probably from the 1960's. It is 7 7/8" Tall Mold seam both sides & bottom & top seam goes over the top. Rectangle shape square oblong label - red/black/white/ Bottle is clear. Condition Great - has stain of the tonic in bottom, a # on bottle label 005962 On the front of bottle says new formula, Scalfs indian river medicine stomach tonic & appetizer for men, women and for children contains 22 natural herbs alcohol 8% by volume-contents 8 fluid ozs. Thank you, JS

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From: Ron and Pat Court

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 11-05-2005

 hi, we acquired a glass bottle in an estate and were wondering if you can give us any info on it. it is a codd shaped bottle with a marble in it. it is light aqau green in colour. it is 8-1/4" high with a 2-1/2" diameter. side seams stop below the lip. the bottle top is closest to the sloping collar top. the base is smooth with embossing of "S H". embossed on the bottle is: S. HARRIS&Co TRADE MARK SHC (intertwined in a circle) REGISTERED GLOUCESTER the bottle is in good shape. it has only one slight crack on the inside lip. it is dirty but I didn't want to clean it up until I find out about it. can you tell us anything about it. thanks, pat from canada

We are wondering if this bottle is from Gloucester in the US or Gloucester in the UK? and I can't find any info on the makers S. Harris & Co. can you help thanks, pc

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From: Sandralverax

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles

Date 10-05-2005

 I have collected old bottles for many years. I have several small bottles from about 1inch -3 inches. I can never find information on them. can you tell me what may have come in them? or where I might find information about them. I thought some may have held toothache medicine, because they are so small. thank you

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From: hellerb1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: John l. Smith & Co.

Date 11-05-2005

 Hello, I recently dug up a 4-5 inch aqua bottle. On the sides it is embossed with The John L. Smith & Co. , and also with Wheeling West Virginia. It is rectangular and has a smooth bottom. Any idea of its age or what it used to contain? Thanks Drew

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From: Bev ias-bev

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: blue bottle with strange top ID please- not on your site

Date 11-05-2005

 I looked throughout your site and didnt see anything similar to this blue bottle. I have a pic of straight on, and from the top looking down. It's 7 1/4" tall and the rim dia is 1 3/4". It's a deep aqua or maybe peacock as you had described. No seams, pontil can be seen barely and has been polished out and it has no marks or ID hints. Your help would be great. Thanks Bev Attachments: Bev. vcf Pictures. jpg Pictures 2350. jpg

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From: James

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pepsi bottle. . Glass inside bottle going through one side to the other

Date 11-05-2005

 Hello, I have a *10 OZ. NO DEPOSIT NO RETURN EMBOSSED BOTTLE. What makes it special is: There is a small line of glass inside the bottle going from one side to the other. I believe my uncle drink the pepsi and seen the glass inside that could have broke off. He could have swallowed it. Anyway, I don’t know where to go to get it Appraised. Can you help me?? Thanks, James *

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From: bradley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: blue poison bottle with skull

Date 11-05-2005

 Hello, I have the last bottle on the second row of your skull and crossbones page. I have also found other milk bottles (embassy). I am trying to plant a tree and I have apparently discovered an old cache. . . our backyard apparently was a stream a long time ago. I have no interest in collecting bottles. If you or anyone is interested please let me know. . . I wish I could have someone come and dig our backyard. . . I am sure it is interesting. Unfortunately, the skull and crossbones bottle is missing 1/3 of the lip. Should I just throw it in the recycling or do you or someone want it? Do you know what the bottle would have been used for. . . what type of poison? Will a tree even grow there??? Thanks! Brad

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From: LX5013s

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about a Jacob Metzger Co. bottle I found

Date 11-05-2005

 I found this bottle and I have been looking on the net to find some kind of information on it. All I found was there was a small bottling company in 1877 to 1893 then they changed the name to the Indianapolis Brewing Company. I wanted to list it on Ebay, but nothing was on ebay like this item. On the bottle is embossed lettering and says "The Jacob Metzger Co. Indianapolis IND. " also it has the initials in the center "trade JMC mark" on the back along the bottom says "root 386" The bottle is about 7 1/4" tall and bottom is about 2 1/4" diameter. The bottle is clear, but is a bluish green "aqua" color and also the glass has a pearl like "clam shell" shine to it. The glass is very thick and you can see bubbles in the glass. Looks to be very old. Any information on this bottle and also if you could let me know what it might be worth would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Dennis Dye 440-258-4237

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From: Jackcusi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jesse moore hunt and Quaker Maid Whiskey bottles

Date 11-05-2005

 Hi Digger, The Jesse Moore Hunt bottle was molded with a fly encased within the glass. If you look at the bubble in the glass, there’s a fly encased. See attached photo's (dark spot is fly) Also, I can't find anything on Quaker Maid Whiskey bottle (photo attached) Thanks, Jack Attachments: P1010007. ZIP

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From: Jo Hazledine

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Castor Oil

Date 12-05-2005

 Hi, I have a blue castor oil bottle, still with a greyish color seal, and label in excellent condition with no chips. I found it in very old home located Victoria, Australia. I have seen many empty but not any sealed for me to obtain a price guide. Can you give me some idea of the price if possible please. Kindest regards Jo

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From: JumpinFish

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: From a fellow collector

Date 12-05-2005

 Hi, My name's Mike. I have been digging bottles with my dad since I was about 8--so that's 30 something years now. I really enjoy your site. Although I find it a bit dense and hard to navigate. But I think that's a result of teh amount of questions you get. We were an Army family so we have found bottles all over the country. Even some great soda bottles from Hawaii" Hawaiian Soda works and Arctic soda works. I just found a new dump and found some interesting bottles. In particular some cream bottles (mini milk bottles) from the Miller Dairy in New Canaan, CT. I can't find out anything about these online. Ever seen them before. I alos found a blue-green hand turned bottle that looks like a wine--no writing though. I'll try and send you a picture of that. Lots of medicine bottles--lots of masona nd woodbury fruit jars and a beer bottle from Westchester brewery. Anyway, if you want teh list for curiosity's sake, i'll send. But I'm really interested to know if you have any info on the new canaan milks. a lot of fun to find--amazing to find a dump 50 yards off a residential road--telltale rusty pails. Thanks Mike

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From: Jim Carr carrs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: south African brandy bottle

Date 12-05-2005

 I have just found a old liquor bottle. It is: South African KWV Key Brand Cape of Good Hope Brandy contents 13ozs Shipped by Co-operative Winegrowers' Ass'n. Suider Paarl. Union of South Africa Product of Union of South Africa Bottled by Liquor Board Saskatchewan I do not know the date of the bottle it was found in woodchip insulation in a building that I think was build in the early 1900s in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. In searching the web I find that this brand is still being sold but mainly locally in South Africa with little being exported at present. Is there any value to this bottle? Thank You Jim Carr jim carrsltd Visit our new web site at CarrsLtd

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From: Susan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle

Date 12-05-2005

 Hello Our class meets in a building that what once was the original area school, and in 1928 was the local Baptist Church. When the school sold the property to the Baptist Church in '28, an addition was made to the original school building. The current school gym was at one time the church sanctuary. As a part of our history class, the students have begun to do research on the building. In one of their forays into the crawl space under the gym, they discovered an old bottle. The bottle is 7 1/4 inches tall , clear, embossed with the name, "Silver Dollar / Pure Rye/ Whiskey. The cap is metal, has about 2 "twirly" rings, and is stamped in very small print: method PTD No. 281279 ( on one side) and Cap made in USA (other side of cap). The bottle bottom is embossed with these symbols : upside down V, a letter "D" in a diamond shaped figure, and the number "2". The bottle is in very good condition, and of course is affording much interest to a bunch of 11 year olds!! Can you help me determine t am figuring it is from the early '30's. Thanks. Susan Gill

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From: Justin Cary

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about a bottle

Date 12-05-2005

 My name is Justin and I hope you can answer a question for me. I have been trying to identify and find the value of a bottle in my possession and I keep running into dead ends. On the bottom base of the bottle are numbers: D 23 6555 The bottle is clear with a skinny neck and fat round base. Close to the bottom of the bottle is an oval indention with a small point sticking in the middle of the oval. The description on the bottle says: Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. Thank you for your assistance. Regards, Justin Cary

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From: Karen Degener

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old glass bottle

Date 12-05-2005

 http://i22. ebayimg /03/i/04/0e/70/c0_1_b. JPG I found this bottle at an auction. Its about 10" - 12" tall. It is a 12-sided amber glass bottle. It's in excellent shape. In raised letters on the sides, it says, A. Lancasters Indian Vegetable Jaundice Bitters. Col. Sam Johnson Proprietor Richmond, VA 1852. The bottom of the bottle says Wheaton New Jersey Addition 3. Can you possibly give me any information on this piece? Also, what was this bottle actually used for? Do you have any idea what it might be worth? Thanks! Karen Attachments: c0_1_b. JPG

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From: Todd W. TeVogt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Misc. Bottle Found

Date 12-05-2005

 Hello, I found a bottle in my back yard while digging. I cannot get a picture, but I have enclosed a sketch. I emailed Mrs. Stewarts and they directed me to their website. The bottle appears to be early 1900's, but the label does not match what they have. To answer some of the questions from your website, I have the following: The lettering (embossing?) is molded in the bottle and is raised above the surface. This is the label and logo/mark on the back. Round bottle 5 1/2" tall 2 1/2" diameter The body of the bottle has the mold seam on the sides, the top of the bottle has the mod seam approximately 90 degrees rotated. The bottle is in good condition less a small chip in the lip. The cork is still in place. Dark stain inside bottle appears to be from the last of the bottles contents on a portion of the neck. I guess my two biggest questions are how old is it and is it worth anything? Thanks, Todd

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From: Vicky Linke

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 12-05-2005

 At a construction site, we must be digging in an old dump, finding lots of bottles. Found one bottle raised letters that says, Whittemore Boston, French Gloss. What was in the bottle? Vicky

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From: Chet n Tammie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle found in my back yard

Date 12-05-2005

 the house I live in was made in the 1920's and the peaple that lived in this house burried there recycables and I was outside and found a clear Orange crush bottle. . . . . . . the PAT'D is july 20, 1920 it isnt discolord but has some stains inside of it theat I cant get to to clean. . . . . . . . on the bottom it says port henry NY whitch is the town nexed to us. . . . . . . . . it is a 7 PL. OZ I was wondering any info u knew on this bottle including the price its worth and maby when he Orange crush CO in port henry closed becuse there is not one now.

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From: Shawn Marsh

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: McCormick blue bolle

Date 12-05-2005

 Sir I have found small Blue Bottle that is in the shapw of a Triangle. It has the original red metl lid. It was Manufactured by McCormick an dCompany. The label says Bee BRand with Sulphate Quinine. The bottle also has the patent date on it of July 8th 1902. It also has what looks like sometime of a bug on it. I am curious to wha tit is worth. ANy information you could give me would be greatly appreciated Sincerely Kathy Marsh

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From: Amy White

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date 13-05-2005

 I stumbled upon your site while researching some older bottles we have. My parents gave them to me several years ago. The wine decanter was their wedding gift in the 1970's, and the Rum bottle was my Grandfathers. The Crystal Wine Decanter has no signatures on it so I have no idea who the maker is. . it also has a bubble stopper. Can you tell me anything further about these 2 pieces? I have not been able to track down any information on the 2 bottles anywhere. I am attaching a picture of both bottles. Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks! Amy White 843. 452. 4252 Graphic/Web Designer http://www. vizualstorm Attachments: old. bottles. jpg

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From: PEDROPENNY1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 13-05-2005

 Hi my name is Craig and I was out walking in the woods the other day and came across a hugh pile of old crow and quacker liquor bottles, I don’t know anything about them and was just wondering if they were worth dragging home and cleaning them up. Could you please give me a little advice. I could not find any dates, but they do look old. Thanks, Craig

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From: BLUECHANDNI

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: H. P. Co. Hawthorn PA pickle/saurkraut crock

Date 13-05-2005

 Good Day to you, Although you seem to be quite knowledgeable on bottles, I did see a question on the subject of the above crock. Someone else e-mailed you on this particular crock and I have obtained one last evening. Could you please tell my the current value of a 8-10 gallon crock with side handles and no chips. Really nice condition. I would greatly appreciate any feedback on this item. Thanks and have a nice day. D. Mitzel.

From: Kathy Dellinger karita

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: heinz pickle crock

Date 16-07-2004 need more information regarding a Heinz Pickle Crock that I aquired. The only information that I have obtained is the Crock is over 100 years old. gray in color. imprinted on the side of the crock * 2 * HP Co Hawthorn, Pa Sincerely Bob Dellinger

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From: ken huggins bela

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Milk Bottle Question

Date 13-05-2005

 Dear Digger, . . . . . . Do you know of any sources for reproduction milk bottles? Either a plain bottle manufacturer/source or some source that actually does commemorative bottles would be great. We are investigating producing a commemorative bottle for an annual event we have in the Central Illinois (Canton) area. ANY help in leading me to a milk bottle source for a quantity would be greatly appreciated Sincerely, Ken Huggins

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From: Tom Berndt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Seagrams Crown Royal bottles 1939 to 1950

Date 13-05-2005

 Dear Sir: I collect Seagram's Crown Royal bottles, and have some back into the late 1940's. I would like to learn more about the labels and bottles for identification purposes. Would you know any books, websites, or publications that would have photos of the older Crown Royal bottles 1939 to 1950? Also interested in Crown Royal Special promotional bottles and other memorabilia. Thank you! Sincerely, Tom Berndt

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From: foreversaturday

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Topaz

Date 13-05-2005

 Dear Digger. . I have a blue bottle that looks like a bottle within a bottle shaped some what like a small Coke bottle. . It has raised "Topaz" on it. . it is clean light blue and has Creme Cola Columbus GA around the bottom of it. . Are you kin to Digger Odell who lived in Seale, AL and collect Elvis stuff including his pink Caddie? Any help would be apprecitaled. . I found it away from Cols, GA but I live in Cols, GA

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From: Matthew Herz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Benedictine

Date 13-05-2005

 I have an unopened bottle of a Benedictine - two compartment bottle B & B D. O. M It has two tags on it saying "Sole agents for the united states of America, Julius Wile and Sons and Co. One half is Green, the other half is amber It still has the US internal revenue stamp on it and each bottle has a different number on it Contents 23/32 Quart Proof 86 The bottle looks like one bottle with two spouts. It is still sealed and 90% of the original tags are on it. Any idea when it is from and what it might be worth? Thanks Matt

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From: Becky Groulx

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle inqquiry

Date 14-05-2005

 I have the same question as one I came accross on your website. . I have acquired a 2' tall decanter with 4 legged metal base. There is a tap on the bottom with a picture of a soldier on the opposite side. Base says dpl solaro (italy) 1893 with a script liter sign ( I think ). Excellent condition, though the stopper does not look original. I am curious of the value of this piece, if any. Kevin ackerman n. Syracuse, n. y. thanks for your time! Wondered what your response was? I also have a bottle like this, minus the stand. Thanks!

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From: MRSVALPIQUE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: GIGANTIC BOTTLE

Date 14-05-2005

 attached is a video of the bottle that I would like more info on my grandfather got it when he worked in the paper mill in niagara falls. . . he said it held acid for testing the paper. the bottom reads " bottle made by gpd 1960 gardena, calif. " hope you can tell me abvout it and what it may be worth. bythe wau its about a 10 -15 gallon bottle. . thanks hope to hear from you soon annamarie attachments: IM000033. MPG

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From: Lbguignard

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Another bottle question

Date 14-05-2005

 Kind Sir, I found a bottle which has" clear glass near the bottom - Chero Cola Bott. Co. Columbus, Ga -(bottom of line is 1" off bottom) base is 1/2 " thick the bottle is generally imprinted with 1/4 " pyramids which become smaller up the neck so the number of them going around remains the same. There is a collar of a sort going around dividing the bottom from the start of the neck On the neck is: SODA WATER (at an angle going up) underneath that is MIN. CONT. 6FL. OZS - in letters 1/2 as tall as SODA WATER The top 2 " have no imprinted The bottle is exactly 7 " tall. On the bottom is printed : June 3 1924 - PAT'D with a copyright mark in the center. The casting marks continue through the lip. If it is of any value, please advise. I have no interest in bottles, and found this in Charlotte, NC cleaning a neighbors yard. Thank you, Lewis Guignard Charlotte, NC LBGuignard

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From: GerryHanson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: info

Date 14-05-2005

 I have a round clear glass milk bottle--smaller near the neck and out--the top rounds into the top. Has a green label staying Stueher's and a green line around the name. The other side say buy and then Stueber's Finest Quality Butter in green print. The bottle bottom says registered sealed BB48 -one quart liquid. On the very bottom of the bottom printed PAT 1528 480 Mar 3, 25---then 18 design 0 This bottle is in execellent condition. I would appreciate knowing what it is worth. Thank you

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From: leesaw123

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fwd: (no subject)

Date 14-05-2005

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From: ctoas11 ctoas11

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question.

Date 14-05-2005

 Hello I was wondering if you knew anything about a silver bottle opener that has on it T"he Aristocrat" on the top of it and the wording "Sagertown the aristocrat of Old Style Ginger Ale" Do you know what this could be appraised for?

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From: Jose Cessa

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1802 cognac napoleon

Date 15-05-2005

 Just read your entry regarding the Napoleon Cognac on the "ask digger" forum. I also have such a bottle which was given to me by a friend. I am aware that my bottle is not the real thing, but an immitation. If you need more info read about it at www. baycountryliquors .

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From: R Wenaus shaw

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 15-05-2005

 I have found a brown 10 sided 1 gallon jug that has the name "Barnes" near the top and "established 1873" near the bottom. I have done some searching on the internet for the company or the product and have came up empty handed. Do you know when a where this jug was made, what product it held and if the bottle has any value.

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From: Nelson Rae. au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle

Date 15-05-2005

 I found the bottle in the picture in the North East of Scotland in 1971. It is embossed on one side with "Sutherland & Co" and "Anderson" on the other side. There is a longitudinal seam until the bulbous neck, which appears to have been added with no seam. A line inside the neck appears to be a rough joint. Can you help? - What is it? Regards . . . Nelson Rae Attachments: Shirleys 100. jpg

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From: JRaceNascar

To: Jaok20 bottlebooks

Subject: Family Treasure

Date 14-05-2005

 Hello Digger I have a one quart bottle with the markings of K. ARAKELIAN. INC des pat 123, 505 with the bells around the neck. My Fathers cousin built tools in the bottle during WW2 it also has a 1945 poppy inside the bottle. the name of the designer is Wrm Anderson I could not make out the first letters Wrm is what it appears to be. could You let me know if this bottle has any value, and what you may know about it. Thank You, Veronica Ballard of Sioux City IA

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From: MR PAUL HUCKNALL

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: MILK BOTTLE

Date 15-05-2005

 I HAVE A ABM MILK BOTTLE, ON IT SAYS SINCE 1852, COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHERE THEY ORIGINALLY CAME FROM AND AROUND WHAT YEAR.

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From: MEZM123

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glass jar

Date 15-05-2005

 I have a small glass jar approx 4 and 3/4 " long with a glass lid. On top of the lid etched is a small circle and then 4 points coming off each side of the circle. It has wire on the sides (not rusty) On the neck of the bottle on one side is etched wire sides On the bottom of the bottle it says 1777 and number 1 below the 1777 I was wondering if you could give me any information about this bottle.

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From: paul hucknall

To: JAOK20 BOTTLEBOOKS

Subject:

Date 15-05-2005

 i have a abm milk bottle on it says 1852 could you please tell me more about it, when and where it was made, thankyou.

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From: SUSAN HURSHMAN _

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hi there I have a question

Date 15-05-2005

 hi there I was wondering if you can tell me how long ago they stopped putting javex in a brown glass javex bottle and are they worth anything ? thanks in advance susan hamilton SUSAN HAMILTON

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From: martika_

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: The value of a bottle I found

Date 15-05-2005

 My dad found this bottle in 1972 at a site he was working at. It is a one quart liquid bottle. It seem to have a round Lip on the bottle(I have enclosed various pictures of the bottle) On the front it says 5(cents) on the top buy the lip and on the bottle itself it says STORE 5(cents) BOTTLE. On the back it says One Quart Liquid and Universal Store Bottle. The bottom seems to have an open pontil designed. The imprint on the bottle is embrossed. Around the rim on the bottom it says Sealed-Registered #152. I have a series of pictures they go as the following attachments: It is a clear bottle, alittle stained and is a 1 quart bottle the height is 9 1/2 tall and its base is 11" round. Attachments: Picture 142. jpg front or back of bottom. jpg Lip of bottle. jpg Picture 141. jpg Picture 146. jpg

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From: JandRWeber

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date 15-05-2005

 Another question about the bottle with Prepared by Dr. Peter Fahrney & Sons co Chicago, Ill U. S. A. on one side and Forni's Alpenkrauter Blutbeleber on the other. The bottle that I have is clear white. On the bottom it says Pat. Applied for. The only info I have been able to obtain is regarding a bluish colored bottle. Do you have any idea where I might look to find out the value of the bottle? Here are some pictures. Thank you, Joyce Weber jandrweber Attachments: ygp5BBB. jpg ygp5BBD. jpg ygp5BBE. jpg ygp5BBC. jpg

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From: Todd Schubring

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 15-05-2005

 I have a Old Mr. Boston 1953 Bottle which is the Presidential Inauguration Souvenir bottle it is unsealed with a cap unsratched even has an old label on the side tell about it being the first of a series. Any help you can offer I'd like to sell it. Todd Schubring

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From: scott campbell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: two bottles

Date 15-05-2005

 My family recently found two bottles that have been tucked away in a box for years. I am hoping you can help me determine the age, history, and value of the bottles. I have included pictures of each and as much information as I can provide given my limited knowledge. The Blue Eagle bottle is 8 3/8" from top to bottom. It is round. It is neither damaged nor stained. The mold seam stops 5/8" from the top of the bottle. Although what is confusing is that the lip does have a seam 90 degrees away fromt he bottle seam. The lip appears to be an applied round band. It has an eagle about 3 1/4" tall. His wings are open and he has a shield where his breastplate would be. His head is turned to the left. By his left foot appears to be a brach of some sort (maybe olive?). By his right foot are 6 arrows pointing from 9 thru 11 o'clock. He starnds on an oval in which are 3 stars. The entire image is surrounded by 2 ovals. The base of the bottle appears to have concentric ridges but does not appear to be embossed. The Horse and Rider bottle is also 8 3/8" high (not including the stopper). It is round It is not damaged. It has a pewter neck with an applied double collar lip. The pewter horse and rider jumping the split rail fence are strapped to the face of the bottle by a band that wraps around the back of the bottle and extends to the neck on both front and back. The back of the bottle has an oval ridge about 3 1/2 " tall by 2 1/2" wide. The stopper is pewter with a horse rearing on its hind legs. The base is indented with a small round indentation in the center of it. I apologize for the poor quality images. I hope you can help. I would love to know anything about these bottles. Thanks Scott Campbell Attachments: horse blue blue eagle lip. jpg blue eagle cu 1. jpg blue eagle base. jpg horse and rider cu. jpg horse stopper and neck. jpg horse base. jpg

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From: Hatem JCLIFFORD1 I

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: one gallon glass jug w grapes

Date 15-05-2005

 I bought a glass one gallon jug wich has grapes and leaves around it at top. Curved up finger handle And says Des. Pat. 184991. Is this of much value ? Thanks Hatem Attachments: JCLIFFORD1. vcf

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From: Netty08712

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: marshall snuff

Date 15-05-2005

 Hi Digger, I found a bottle of marshall snuff still corked and full with both labels of it. I don’t know its worth, but it originally sold for . 30 cents. any help as to its worth would be great. Thanks, Annette

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From: nboutilette

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dancing scottsman in a bottle

Date 15-05-2005

 I was reading your letters on the internet and I came acroos a bottle with the dancing scottsman in it. the letter was dated 6-10-04. from a dusty williams. I also have one of these bottles my granfather brought back in ww2. I am interested in knowing about it an how much it may be worth . could you please send me the information. thank you nikki boutilette

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From: leslie kerk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: brown bottle

Date 15-05-2005

 my dad found a brown bottle it has on it half full with a sign like this on it , five lines over an arrow and says pour?1/2 bottle, pour to here. the bottom says certo reg us patt. any info? thanks

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From: leslie kerk LCHICHIS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: linda I pinkham medicine 141/2 oz douglas? any info?

Date 15-05-2005

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From: Terry Wade

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: an answer to a January 2003 Questions

Date 16-05-2005

 Hi Digger: I can give you some background information on the May's Bottling Company question. May's Beverages-Atlanta May's Bottling Company 544 North Angier Avenue N. E. Atlanta, 8, Georgia MUrray 8-1161 Was a division of American Associated Companies Incorporated, Atlanta, Georgia. May's originally was a bottler of Mil-Kay, Bireley's & Topp Cola in Atlanta, and was in business from around 1932 to 1972, In 1962/3 decision was made to change name to May's Beverages-Atlanta, May's Bottling Company, at which time they switched to primary bottling of "May's chocolate flavored drink", the bottling division was discontinued in 1972. They had a United States Patent for the unique way of pasteurization they used in the bottling of their chocolate drink. There is a photo of the bottling plant in the Georgia State University photographs-The Lane Brothers and Tracy O'Neal commercial photography collections. And as far as I know the bottling plant building is still standing on Angier Avenue NE. (Angier Avenue is behind the old Sears Roebuck building on Ponce De Leon Avenue). Just a little of Atlanta bottling history; Terry Wade

From: Ballardtl81

To: Digger

Subject: Curious in Georgia. . .

Date 26-01-2003 Hi, my step-father recently dug up a couple of bottles and we are very curious as to what they are worth. One is a clear, 8 oz. bottle that says "May's" on it. On the under side it says "May's Bottling Co. , Atlanta, Ga. The other bottle was also bottled in Atlanta and it says "Bob's Cola", it is also a clear bottle, both of these bottles are in great condition. I hope you can help us! Thanks! Tara

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From: DAVID WOLFSKILL

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.comSent: Monday, May 16, 2005

 10:25 AM

Subject: tonsiline bottle I would appreciate any information you can provide on an old Tonsiline bottle I acquired from my mother and father. It is clear glass, 4 1/2 inches high with a black cap embossed with criss-crossing TONSILINE on the top. It has an embossed giraffe on the back and TONSILINE embossed on both sides which are 7/8 inches thick. The label is intact but slightly stained. There is a very small amount of dark brownish green liquid inside. The bottom is embossed with the number 6 on one end, the number 352 on the other and a P in a circle in the middle. I have no idea when it was acquired since I have an accumulation of family items going back to the early 20th century. I was reluctant to remove the cap for fear of damaging it. Thank you for any information you can provide. I was wondering if it has any value. Sharon Attachments: File0004. jpg File0001. jpg File0002. jpg File0003. jpg

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From: Nancy Bishop

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: missing lid

Date 16-05-2005

 Hi Digger, I have a Snowcrest bear bank but am missing the lid. Do you have any idea how I might find a lid from someone who has perhaps broken their bottle? I used this bank as a child and would really love to put it back in original condition. Thanks, Nancy

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From: Michael Dettinburn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1. W. HARPER BOTTLE WITH WICKER

Date 16-05-2005

 Hi Digger! Could you give me the skinny on the 9 3/4" in tall amber colored bottle? The only writing on bottle is a 1. W HARPER or I. W. HARPER. I don't know if the first letter is a 1 or a capital 'I' The wicker is in poor to fair condition and has blue spray paint on it, but the bottle is in excellent shape except for the blue paint on the embossed lettering area of bottle. There is no chips anywhere on it, but does have a tiny fleabite on the blob top (0. 5mm). Bottom of bottle has a concave circular area in the middle with a diameter of 2" . Total diameter of bottom is 3 1/4". The seam does not go all the way up, but stops on the curved neck. Is this bottle from the 1800's and does it have any value? Thank you very much. Sincerely, Michael Dettinburn Attachments: bottle1. JPG

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From: JC Miller

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: a couple of old jars

Date 16-05-2005

 Well, we found a couple of very old jars and so far we've been unable to put any value to them. . . can you help? One is a tall (6-3/4"), narrow (2-3/4"), clear glass jar with a star stamped on the bottom with an "S" in it, threaded top (no lid) Here are pics of the other one: (both were found at an old mining site in Southern Oregon). . . . thanks for your help. JC Miller upright jar there are bubbles in the glass itself. . . . jar bottom this (above) is a breakoff from being blown we think. . . . no letter or symbol. jar mouth the top appears to have been blown separately although it also appears to have been cast ?????? Attachments: ralph_jars 004. jpg ralph_jars 003. jpg ralph_jars 009. jpg

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From: Jameym

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: need help with bottle

Date 16-05-2005

 Hello Digger, I need your help if you don't mind I dug up this bottle ( see attached pics ) it says excelsior bottle works greenville sc and on the bottom of it says dixie. This bottle is a local bottle from the area where I live but I can not find any info on an excelsior bottleworks. If you have any info on when the bottle was produced and what it might be worth it's in pretty good shape hopefully you can see from the pics. thanks Jamey Attachments: 000_0001. JPG 000_0002. JPG 000_0003. JPG

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From: G&L Chernowetz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Heyl's Embrocation bottle

Date 16-05-2005

 Hi! I found a bottle in a stream with some other bottles that I have been able to date to the mid-late 1800's. The bottle is embossed with , "Heyl's Embrocation. " I can't find anything on this bottle - My Google search comes up with nothing. Can you help me date it or give me any info on it? Thanks! Laura

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From: marlar

To: Jaok20 bottlebooks

Subject: I would like help on my pepsi bottle.

Date 17-05-2005

 Hi I was wondering if you could tell me about this bottle I found in the ground. It is 12 inches in height. The mouth part is about 1 in. At the bottom of the bottle it says Pepsi Cola BOT CO, than 3 63. It is 28 Fl. Oz. Than it has a capital N with a square around it. It was made in Cincinnati, Ohio. The color of the bottle is clear and is made from glass. I would like to know how old it is and is it worth anything? Thank you,

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From: winifred cross jd. au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dali bottle

Date 17-05-2005

 Dear Digger, We have in our possession a Salvador Dali wine bottle purchased in 1968. We believe it was commissioned by Antico Rosso a liquer firm. Later on the mould was destroyed making it a limited edition. I have included photos on an attachment. Would you be able to give us some estimate of its current value? We are thinking of selling it on e bay. yours truly David and Jill Cross. Attachments: dali bottle. jpg dali bottle. jpg David Bottle 1. jpg David Bottle 2. jpg

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From: Phoebe

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOTTLE BOTTOM

Date 17-05-2005

 Hi my kids have found a green glass bottle bottom. The markings are UGB 5 at the bottom also marked with X617 , we think the name is ROBSON . Any info would be appreciated. Thanks Gill

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From: LindaPetro

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: lionstone collection

Date 17-05-2005

 Hi there, I have a collection of the lionstone whiskey ceramic western bottles dating back to the 50's. Is there anyway that I can find out the value of these items? Thank you for your reply, Linda P

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From: Anthony Shearin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ball Decanter D-126

Date 17-05-2005

 Hello Digger, I recently found a Ball Decanter that is in great condition. On the bottom of the decanter is "D-126, Ball, A10 59, 73" and the words "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-Use of This Bottle". It measures approximately 10" tall (including the stopper), about 4" wide and 3" deep. I have searched all over the internet (eBay, AskJeeves, the Ball website, etc. ) and can't find anything out about this decanter. Can you help? Thanks!!!! Attachments: image001. jpg image003. jpg

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From: kathy meyer

To:

Subject: bottle

Date 17-05-2005

 I have an amber Gooderham & Worts, Limited Bottle with a zinc jigger cap. The jigger cap says Gooderham & Worts, Limited Toronto, Canada Est. 1832 Canada's oldest Distillery There is a G&W on the top of the jigger. The label is about 1/2 there on the front and it says contents 16 fluid ounces Extra Quality Gold label American Bourbon Whiskey 100% Proof U. S. stand Then I can't read the rest The bottle has an old man with an extremely long beard etched into the glass. It is 8 1/2 inches tall by 4 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches thick. The bottom is smooth. The jigger has some dents in it. It opens very easily and there are no chips or nicks in the glass. The metal band for the seal is still around the neck of the bottle. I would like to know what this bottle is worth and the history if at all possible. Thank you so much for your consideration in this matter. Kathy Meyer

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From: Clinton Rowland. uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: white horse

Date 17-05-2005

Hi I have a bottle of 1951 white horse whisky unopened serial number 187021 Lagevulin distillery island of islay do you know how much its worth or anybody who might know .

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From: moll catsup

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: a bottle, of course!

Date 17-05-2005

 this a bottle I bought from a little old lady in mass. it is tinged green. 8 1/2 inches tall. 2 1/2 at the base. it was made by redfearn bros. , bottle makers, barnsley. on the front is embossed "hinds $ co's aerated water , coventry" it has an elephant with in a crest. the elephant has a fancy (indian?) saddle on it. the seam comes up to the bottom edge of the bottle's top. what is interesting about it is that I it pinched, with a marble inside, enabling the drinker or pourer to have a steady flow of liquid or have the flow blocked at a certain angle. the little old lady called it a "pig bottle. " it has many air bubbles. know anything about it? thank you, moll

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From: roy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 17-05-2005

 Hi it's Roy. After close examination of the second book I had purchased I have one question. On page 18 bottom center there is a "JACOBS & BROWN / HAMILTON listed do you know which Hamilton this is from. Is it by chance Hamilton Ontario Canada. I need more info on this ink for I collect and am a Canadian. Thanks Roy

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From: Joseph DeMart I

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: KREME Shampoo Bottle

Date 17-05-2005

 Digger, I found an old Kreme Shampoo bottle - perfect condition, but dirty, no top. Raised glass lettering reads - KREME SHAMPOO R. B. Semler INC. New Canaan Conn, USA 6 oz. fl. Bottom has an A with a circle around it and a dash under the circle. Would this item be something someone might be interested in purchasing? Thanks Joe D.

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From: charles klein klein htc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: brown coca cola bottle

Date 17-05-2005

 I recently acquired a brown glass Coca Cola bottle, it is is very good shape, any information would be helpful. Thanks klein htc

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From: Connie Kramer countrychick_1247

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old books

Date 17-05-2005

 I found a Hamlin's Wizard Oil Song Book (1899) in my great grandmother's trunk, along with an 1894 Pentecostal Hymns Word Edition. Is there a website that specifically deals with these type of items?

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From: DARCY DAVIS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: WARNER'S SAFE BOTTLES

Date 17-05-2005

 what do the letters and numbers on the base of these bottles mean? I currentl yhave one for auction on ebay and while looking at some of the other I noticed that they all had different markings on the base and certain letters/numbers had more value than others so what is the story behind this? thanks, darcy

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From: nikki nikkiism

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question re bottle search

Date 17-05-2005

 Hi there! Listen I know you're very busy, but I'm really having trouble finding any info about an antique liquor bottle that belonged to my father, and I now own. Maybe you may of heard of something like it or even seen one, and may be able to shed some light for me. The bottle is a Hiram Walker's one gallon whiskey bottle. I'm assuming it would have been" canadian club". It is amber in color, and the lip label originally said 1943, however that label has come off down the line. On the side it states " Federal Law Forbids Sale or Reuse of this Bottle" and the base says 1 U. S. Gallon. Underneath it says, bottled by Hiram Walker company, Walkerville, then it states that the bottle was made in Italy. It's a very large bottle, and has survived without any cracks or chips. I'd really be interested in selling it, if I could find any info on it. What do you think? I would be so thankful to you if you knew anything about it. If not, don't worry, I will keep searching. Thanks so much! Sincerely, Nicole Anderson.

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From: al claire

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: NOT SURE ?

Date 18-05-2005

 I Think it may have something to do with old bottles. To let you know if this means anything, my name is, Anna Lisa BoisClaire Indiangel ?????????????????????

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From: FIESTY03

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date 18-05-2005

 I have brown log cabin bottle wih ben franklins name and picture in it, is it worth anything

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From: Tammy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wine Flask

Date 18-05-2005

 I was wondering if yopu could tell me anything about this flask. What its worth, ect. . Thanks im including a pic. Attachments: fish flask 2. JPG

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From: Cindy Goodgirl623 mv5246

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Glass Jug

Date 18-05-2005

 We found a one gallon glass jug in the woods. It has bells and some other type of print on it. It has two handles and the mouth of it and on the bottom it says "K. ARAKELIAN INC. ", "DES. PAT 123505", "2050", and "Refilling Forbidden" If you could tell us what type of jug it is, and what year it would be very helpful! Thank you! Cindy Bodner and family

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From: Mark Oldham

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Labeled Twice

Date 18-05-2005

 I found the bottle in an old smoke house. It is approx four inches high and rectangular in shape. It has a cork stopper in a double lip and one inch neck. On one side embossed in the glass is "DR HUMPHREY'S MEDICATEDHOLLAND GIN H LIGHTWARDT JR PHILA" On the other side is paper label "CROWN BRAND - (large letters) Trade Mark FAMILY LAUNDRY BLUE Manufactured by THE CROWN CHEMICAL CO BALTIMORE MD" My question is it unusual for a company to recycle another company's bottles? Is this a rare bottle and what is its value and when was it made? There is a little blue residue inside. Thank you.

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From: Amy Bunker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: morgan and dick prescription bottle

Date 18-05-2005

 hello digger, I am not able to send a picture but I will do my best to give you all the information about this bottle that my husband found. It is a clear rec. shape bottle with the lip rolled out small piece of cork top still intact. The label is embossed into the glass and it reads " Prescription druggists Morgan & Dick" their is an address that reads 125 E Main St. Crawfordsville Ind. The bottom of the bottle says W. B. M CO. On the top of the bottle just below where the neck narrows there is 3 vi. The bottle stands about 6 in. and is in perfect shape. The neck of the bottle is slightly bent to one side. have tried to locate this co. to no avail. It was found in a basement of an old home. would like to know a little something about the history. Also are you familiar with Hostetter bitter bottles? Thank you Amy

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From: Bill Hart gwi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: commerative bottles

Date 18-05-2005

 Hi Digger, Have a commerative Beam Whiskey bottle , State of Maine Pine Tree 150th anniversary 1820 to 1970 . Map of Maine on front side, and Maine State Seal, lobster, moose, skiier, Fisherman on reverse. Could you give me a general idea of its value? Thanks for your help. Bill

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From: Jackie Payne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 18th or 19th Century Blk Amethyst Apothecary Display Bottle HUGE

Date 18-05-2005

 Hello, I bought this large, black amethyst bottle at an auction and the card that came with it said it was an early 19th century English apothecary bottle. I'm looking for information on age, rarity, value and what it may have been for. I can't make out the label, but can make out some of the letters. The first letter I can't make out, then I think there is an F the next is a L with what looks like a 'period' after it. Then I can make out SAM. The next two are faded but I think are a H and U, last one I can't make out. There is a repair on the neck and the stopper does not come out. There are no mold marks. Thanks for any help you can give me. Jackie Payne Attachments: may173. jpg may167. jpg may168. jpg may169. jpg may170. jpg may171. jpg may172. jpg

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From: Jackie Payne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 18th or 19th century apothecary jar

Date 18-05-2005

 Hello, I sent you a email about a jar of mine and forgot to add the size. Sorry, The bottle stands approx. 16" tall and is approx. 12" wide. Thanks again for any help you can give me Jackie Payne

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From: Excell, Steve.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. Jayne's Expectorant Bottle

Date 18-05-2005

 Hello Digger Odell, We are very interested in purchasing a Dr. Jayne's Expectorant Bottle. The Washington State Seal was fashioned from an image of George Washington on a packing box of "Dr. D. Jaynes Cure for Coughs & Colds. We would like to add a bottle to a forthcoming display on the origin of our State Seal. See http://www. secstate. wa /seal/history. aspx for the entire history. When I saw the posting below, I was excited since I now know a bottle has survived. Any idea on how to find a bottle for sale? Sincerely, Steve Steve Excell Assistant Secretary of State Legislative Bldg. Olympia, WA

From: Dane smith

To: Digger

Subject: old german pill bottle

Date 07-12-2003 I have started digging at an old foundation on the back of my property occupied by conrad heim until 1889. I have found a small clear glass bottle, 3 and 3/4 in tall, about the diameter of a nickel. the mold lines go to the shoulder but not through the neck, no pontil on the bottom but a + sign is on the bottom. letters cast into side of bottle are "dr august Koenig's hamburger tropfen it is clear glass with almost a pearlized coating of light reds, blues and greens, this may have been caused by heat as I found it near where I think the fireplace was, or may be the log house burned down. I also found a bottle in fair shape of . dr d Jayne's expectorant. I think this guy was sick a lot. anyway thanks for any help. D smith . ------------------------------------------------------------------------ --------

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From: Roy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: FW: Bottles

Date 18-05-2005

 Digger Well these were the Staffords Inks I was asking about there values. I could not find them listed any where. If you notice the embossing you literally have to lay it side ways as the other Staffords Inks. I was not sure if you under stood me when I first enquired about them so I worked hard to get them sent to my computer for you to view. The first is of the 2 bottles not listed in your books and I did end up buying both your books and am enjoying them greatly. The second picture shows the height. They look good don't they?? Thanks Roy Attachments: 2Bottles3472. jpg 2Bottles3475. jpg

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From: STAGEKILLA

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date 18-05-2005

 dear, digger I have recently come across two bottles one is green and on the bottom has wf&s mil b printed on it the other is brown and has sb&c co. 13 on the bottom any idea of value? I have other bottles with ought any makers marks but are verry old looking does this make them almost impossible to value? thanks a lot, Stage

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From: barry kolar

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question for you

Date 18-05-2005

 Hi I found your website and some very helpful information about an old pill bottle that I've had for years "Dr. Kings New Life Pills". Thanks much for putting the info out there. I have another bottle that I've not been able to find any info on at all though and was hoping maybe you could help me out. I am an amateur collector at best. I only collect what I locate myself usually while hunting or scouting around the "big woods". (Lots of old Logging, trappers, and CCC camps in Northern Wisconsin) The bottle that I've attached the picture of is about 8-10" high and only about two inches in diameter. I apologize that I don't have it in front of me at the moment. The top is what I gather is called applied double roll, and the factory mark on the bottom is just a "K". The glass has a green tint to it and is very uneven and many bubbles present. The texture or ribs go completely around the body except for a oval smooth area where I assume that a label was applied. A portion of the cork still remains inside the bottle. I thought maybe this could be some kind of old bitters bottle (but the volume can't be more than 6 oz. or so) or maybe a poison bottle but have not found anything to date that is a close match. Any info you could provide would be great. Thanks Much BK --------------------------------- Attachments: bottle 002. jpg bottle 005. jpg

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From: Tina Krahenbuhl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: ebay pictures 340

Date 19-05-2005

 Hi, I was wondering if you can give any information about this clorox bottle that I have. It is in excellent shape with no cracks or chips, but it is missing the cap. If you can tell me where to research this it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help. Tina atkrah Attachments: ebay pictures 340. jpg

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From: Bill Dorris b.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hadacall

Date 19-05-2005

 what ever happened to had- a-call, hadakall, had a call not sure of spelling. b. doois aquabath

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From: admin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bols

Date 19-05-2005

 I have a bottle of BOLS with four liqueurs in it. Crème du Mente, Crème du Cacao, Cherry Brandy, Apricot Brandy. Unopened. Can you tell me the value please. Sorry, no picture. Thanks, Valerey Ps I had a offer of $80.

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From: QAmagic

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ONE-GALLON size antique milk bottles

Date 19-05-2005

 Hi, From your (VERY interesting) web site, I couldn't tell which price guide would include milk bottles. Please advise, as I'd like to purchase the best guide available. At a recent estate sale (central Iowa), I purchased two 1-Gallon milk bottles (which I didn't know existed!). They are in great shape! One is round in shape (no square edges at all), with metal handle attached around the short neck. - Bright orange lettering, with each line approx. 1" high & 4" wide (on both 'sides' of the round bottle) says in descending font size: PET MILK COMPANY - arched raised glass lettering above the Pet label says: "ONE GALLON LIQUID" - raised glass lettering around the neck, below lip, says: "ONE GALLON TO LINE" - raised glass lettering at bottom of one side says: "SEALED BB 48" and there is a raised glass triangle to the right of that which says: "48" inside top of the triangle and "MINN" inside the bottom of the divided triangle. The BOTTOM of the bottle has a raised glass mottled pattern, with a couple of areas of raised glass writing: - One area says (sort of in a triangular layout, which I hope is clear below) and there is some shape in the middle of the triangular area, that I can't make out: "7" "0" "5" - Then below the shape described above, there is more writing: "SCS-48" "CCS-W" "UES PAT. 121192 - It also appears that there is a "seam" in the glass on each side, I presume something to do with how the bottles were made. SO, which of your books would have information on such bottles? Thanks, ~ Belinda

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From: Tracie Mason

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Worth on Dexter Bottling Company Gingerale bottles

Date 19-05-2005

 Hi. Would Dexter Bottling Company Ginger Ale bottles have any value? Thank you for your time. Tracie L. Mason

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From: Margaret Trimble

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Dating Discrepancies

Date 19-05-2005

 Hey Mr. Odell, your resources have been invaluable! But I think I'm really confused. The data from tops, seams and bases for a lot of my bottles are conflicting, so I'm doing something wrong. In particular, these are glass vials, around 3. 5" tall and . 5" in diameter. The tops are flat that taper UP, but aren't flared right around the lip (is this a sheared lip?), the seams come up almost to the top (tooled lip?) and the base is smooth. The glass has bubbles and no embossing. The other type is a soda/beer bottle I think, emerald, around 8" tall and 2. 25" diameter, with what looks like a blob top (but with a lip attached right above), seams stopping below the lip, and a smooth base with K embossed on the bottom. The final type is a 9" tall, 2. 5" diameter amber bottle, seams stop before lip, base with either smooth base or an o-ring (I can't tell), and top looks like blob top with ring immediately below (applied double collar?). HELP!

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From: Ginger Pforr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: New at collecting

Date 19-05-2005

 Yes, I was just wondering if you could help me with some WebPages to search. I just recently got married and my husband has always enjoyed picking up bottles here and there, but then he just put them on a shelf and never new anything of them. Well we just recently had a friend start to build a new house and they uncovered a lot of older bottles, most of them are more than likely from the 60's, but we are finding some older ones. I was just wondering how you search for the pat # on the bottom, especially if there are only one or two markings? I have gone all through your sight and it has helped a bit, but I still have no idea on a lot of things. So I would greatly appreciate any you could give me. One bottle, container I am REALLY curious of is a little white container, very small, the top and bottom are almost identical. One side says "Bleaching Black and White Cream" and the other half says "Directions Read Circular Enclosed" Have you every seen or heard of such a little bottle? Well, thank you for any help you can give me. We greatly appreciate it. Sincerely, Ginger Pforr Cedar Key,

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From: White Wolf white_

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What do you make of this?

Date 19-05-2005

 It's an American Indian reed/willow covered glass whiskey flask with pewter top & cap, no cork, from the mid 19th century? Attachments: woven_flask. jpg

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From: Sydney Mahaffey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: a bottle!

Date 19-05-2005

 Hey, I am in Mississippi, found a (gal)? (1/2 gal)? bottle with two numbers on the bottom. . . OES PAT 87834 directly below that number is OES PAT 89787 this is a jug-like bottle, clear, with thumb grips on each side of the threaded opening (3 threads) Any info would be cool. Thank you, Syd

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From: Henry and Rachel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date 19-05-2005

 Hi I have found a greenish bottle its 11 inches high and 6x7 wide it says water line on it and on the bottom of it say KXG 13 with a 2. Can you tell me where it was made and what year and if its worth anything.

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From: jclet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Aqua Bottle

Date 20-05-2005

 I hope you can help find out what kind of bottle this is and when it was manufactured. The bottom has a round smooth indent I believe is called an iron pontil? It is embossed with with a bird with it's wings spread on a branch . On the other side there's what appears to be a scorpion or something with a long curved tail like a cornucopus. it is aqua blue and the neck is solid with no seams. It looked very much like a reproduction of a railroad flask, but the markings were different. Anything you can tell me about this bottle will be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Judy Attachments: 100_1039. jpg 100_1040. jpg

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From: Boo0534

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: beer bottle

Date 20-05-2005

 Was wondering about a beer bottle I found, at a construction site. Can you help? thanks Dan From Trenton Brewery (new Jersey)

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From: Karla. Baker

To:

Subject: Fox Head 400 Beer Bottle

Date 20-05-2005

 Dear Jigger, During an excavation, I have come across a Fox Head 400 Beer Bottle of the following description: Brewing Company: Fox Head brewing Co. Brewing Co. Location: Waukesha, WI Made With: Waukesha Water Bottle Size: 6 oz Bottle Color: Clear Bottle Shape: Round Label Style: Embossed (printed directly onto bottle) to read as follows: Fox Head 400 Beer N. Y. License No. C-1231 342 Madison Avenue New York 17 NY Lip Style: Applied Round Band Base: Embossed numbering 8567 5 50 9 Year: Based on the above address, the beer was brewed before the use of zip codes Please provide background information on the above as well as value.

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From: Peggy Strawder Peggy.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: GINGER BEER BOTTLE

Date 20-05-2005

 I have some beer bottles that look like ceramic . on the front of the bottle southern English ginger beer co. john's English brew ginger beer trade mark Jacksonville, fl. on the bottom no# 12 our these bottles worth anything?

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From: Roger Wheeler Roger_

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Information on old bottle

Date 20-05-2005

 Hello, I have some small bottles currently used for flower vases. I would like to learn more about them. These are clear glass bottles with a stopper type neck. They are 5 1/2 inches high, 2 inches wide, and 1 1/4 inches front to back. The back is flat. The front and sides are rounded. The section from the body to the neck is fluted all the way around. The hole for the stopper is flared and then tapered. The flare is about 5/8 inch and the taper goes down to approximately 3/8 inch at the bottom. The name HYGEIA is molded into the bottom. At the top of the back there is also a molded portion which reads " 4 FLD. OZ". Do you know what was contained in this type of bottle? The approximate age? Does it have any nominal value? Thanks for any information you can provide. Roger Wheeler

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From: Jennifer Bass

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Help!, someone has a bottle I want

Date 20-05-2005

 I have a question about the following reader:

From: David Camilleri To Digger

Subject: Nolet Scheidam clay bottle

Date 29-02-2004 Hi I have in my possession the following bottle ( please see attached 4 pictures ) Inscription on the bottle is J. A. J. Nolet Scheidam. Height of bottle is 32cm and diameter is 9cm. Shape is round and colour is yellowish brown clay and glazed. If you could tell me anything you know about the bottle especially approximate age and history I would appreciate a lot. Thanks, David. I would like to find out if there is anyway to get in contact with this person? I am interested in purchasing this bottle from him. Can you help? He was on your feb. postings. . . Jennifer

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From: tanna

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Hoffman Mustang Ranch Decanter

Date 20-05-2005

 Hi Digger, I have just acquired a wonderful Old Hoffman Mustang Ranch Decanter from 1974. It is also signed by Joe Comforte along with the message he wrote. It says: "Your Pleasure is my business. " Above that is where his signature is. The bottom of the decanter has the following on it: MIKE WAYNE ORIGINAL HOFFMAN DISTILLING CO. 1974 (a copyright mark just before the 1974) LIQUOR BOTTLE 185 This bottle was given to my friend's niece and her husband from Joe, and was kept by them until the husbands death about 12 years ago. The niece then gave the bottle to my friend along with the following information. Joe Comforte was the owner. . . or part owner of the Mustang Ranch, and then was later killed in Detroit by the Mafia. The bottle still has the original whiskey in it. During a move, the top got pushed forward, and the seal was broken. The friend of mine, then placed it back into possession and put scotch tape around the area where the stopper meets the decanter (as shown). You can see the back picture for the seal. I would really appreciate any information you might have on this decanter. . . . . My friend's wife is ill, and he's thinking about selling it. Sincerely, Tanna Attachments: Front Decanter. JPG back Decanter. JPG bottom side and front. JPG label. JPG keep and use. JPG

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From: Jeff jwvol tds

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old whisky bottle

Date 20-05-2005

 Sir, I have what seems to be a very old whisky bottle that is covered completely in brown leather with a beautiful ship with sails on it. It also has two shot glasses that hang from either side in leather holders. I cant find a date on the bottle anywhere because it is covered in this wonderful colored leather. Where or how can I find out anything about this? Thank you for your time in reading this, Jeff Watson tds

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From: john davis classic

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Figural bottle

Date 20-05-2005

 This is a figural bottle of an indian, Myan, or aztec woman made of pottery or ceramics. the woman is seated or kneeling with hands on knees she is nude exposing her breast and genitalia. her colors are gold over brown wearing orange bracelets and beaded necklace her breasts are also orange. No mold lines or makers marks. Plenty of what appear to be whittle marks. It measures almost 6 inches in height 2 and 3/4 across shoulders a 1 inch tall neck (included in total height) with a 3/4 opening. I bought this at an auction in VA. Any help identifying and or dating would be greatly appreciated Chris

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From: Tammy Duncan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 20-05-2005

 I have just found two 10 oz clear bell shaped glasses, each glass is in mint condition and has Enjoy Coca-Cola written in English, Japanese, Hebrew, Chinese and Arabic. The bottom of the glass has a clear S in the glass itself. I would like to know the value of each glass. Can you please advise or direct me to someone who can. Thank you. Tammy Duncan

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From: Georgiana Palmer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Two bottles I found in woods.

Date 21-05-2005

 One of the bottles says 1818 Pierre Smirnoff, but I'm not sure if it is old or worth any thing. The rectangular bottle has a crown on it, I figure its an old Crown Royal bottle maybe. It doesn't say anything, has a glass top with cork. Both bottles are 11 1/2 inches tall and have no chips or scratches. I would like to know if either have any value. If you could help it would be great. Thanks for our time. Heather Attachments: IM000220. JPG IM000219. JPG

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From: melissa adrian

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bols bottle

Date 21-05-2005

 I have a bottle of bols liquor with gold flecks and ballerina in bottle, sealed that I have had for 34 years. My father won it in a poker game and I was curious if it was worth anything. I have had it for 34 years. I would appreciate any help you can give me or point me in the right direction. Maybe you would know of any interetsed buyers. Wondering in Wisconsin, Melissa

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From: Gwndlyn254

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date 21-05-2005

 I have tried researching this bottle now for weeks. I haven't come up with anything. Could you tell me anything about it and what the price to sell might be. Thank you Gwen Attachments: Boston, Mass. jpg front 1. jpg H. R. Stevens. jpg Lip. jpg

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From: Gwndlyn254

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date 21-05-2005

 Here is another one that I have. It has Leroux Liqueurs embossed on the front of the bottle in a border. Also embossed on the front is "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-Use of this Bottle". Embossed on the back is Leroux and the bottom of the bottle is ribbed. Thank you Gwen Attachments: leroux1. jpg leroux2. jpg

On the front of this bottle is embossed, "For Professional Use Only", "Not to be Refilled", and "Great Atlantic Laboratories, Boston, Mass. ". Thank you Gwen Attachments: boston1. jpg boston2. jpg

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From: David M

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1833 k. hutter bottle stopper

Date 21-05-2005

 I dug up in a garden a porcelain bottle stopper that says on the bottom "PAT/ K. HUTTER/ FEB. 7, 1833. " On top it says "Drink Crystal Water and Live 200 years. " Can you please give me any information you can. Thanks

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From: LRedcay

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Michters Pennsylvania Football 1979 Limited Edition

Date 21-05-2005

 I have a whiskey decanter shaped like football still sealed says on label 86 proof pot still sour mash whiskey 1. 0 liter Michters jug house Schaefferstown, Pa. sold only in Pa. would like to find out the value of it. if possible. thank you. Lynn Redcay

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From: WlsPhl6

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: codd Bottles

Date 21-05-2005

 Can you possibly tell me what sort of cod bottles are worth a lot of money. The one's I have seen hear in the u. k. have a marble at the bottom of the bottle. Some marbles have different colours. Interested to find out what are the most collectable and expensive to try to get. Also would you have a photo of one. Philip

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From: A. J. Vezina A. J.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1971 Paul Lux OBR Hockey Decanters

Date 21-05-2005

 Can you please tell me how many different hockey design bottles are in this 1971 series. Sincere Thanks A. J. Vezina

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From: P G pat_godley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles?

Date 21-05-2005

 hello, I have 3 bottle, I don't have any pictures of them but I will explain from what I seen your website. . Thatcher, whiskey and I guess the olive oil bottle is kinda like a thacter bottle . . the 2 thachter kind are small and one has a # 297 glass printed on the bottom. . I guess how I explain it. and the olive oil one has Napoleon Olive Oil glass printed. . on the front. . the whiskey bottle has something but faintly. . . . just wondering how old?? and if there is a place in vancouver, canada I can take it too? thank you PAT G

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From: Steeler

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ritters six sided mineral from cincinnati.

Date 21-05-2005

 digger I have a pontiled six sided mineral water from cincinnati could you tell me the value of this bottle.

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From: Gus and Karen Braun

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Clevenger Washbot?

Date 21-05-2005

 Dear Digger, How can I tell if I have a Clevenger Washbot? I read Bob Parsons page at http://www. glswrk-auction /036. htm but I'm still confused. My bottle is amber, 8" tall (not 8. 5") and the base is 3. 25". . There are no markings of any kind on it. Thanks for any help you can offer. Karen Braun Rochester, NY

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From: jessielynne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have a question

Date 21-05-2005

 My aunt was cleaning out her garage and said I could have these 2 old whiskey bottles. The first one is clear in color, about 11 and a half inches tall, and 3 and a half inches wide. it has no label, but has embossing at the bottom of the neck that says "federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. " It also has embossing at the lower part of the bottle in the front that says "one quart", also on the bottom of the bottle it is round in shape and has embossing that says?: A4, 73, D 85, 60, THEN IT SAYS 73 and 60 again, then says: BALL, in cursive writing. It also has a double collar lip. The second bottle is also clear in color. It is about 10 inches and one forth tall, and about 3 inches wide. It also has no label. It has embossing on the front of the bottle that says "AA" in capital letters with swirly designs around the "AA". At the bottom front it says " federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle", on the back of the bottle it has what looks like a horse shoe or a unfinished circle embossed on it. It is oval or rectangular in shape and on the bottom it has embossing that says: 9, then M-25B2C, then, D-9, 67, then a ships anchor with a capital H in the middle, then 63, then DES. PAT. 128624, I don't know what kind of lip it has maybe you can tell from the picture, they are both stained a little. I would like to know exactly what kind of whiskey bottles they are?, when they were made? and if they have any value? And if they do how much? It would highly be appreciated, thanks for your time. Jessica Duncan Attachments: Bottle 1. jpg Bottom of bottle 1. jpg Lip and neck of bottle 1. jpg Bottle 2. jpg Back of Bottle 2(horse shoe). jpg Bottle 2 lip and neck. jpg Bottom of Bottle 2. jpg front of bottle 2 (AA embossing). jpg

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From: Dawne Leach

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Blue Jar

Date 22-05-2005

 I have a blue "milkjar"?? on front says "2 quarts, patient May 11904" on bottom jar made in Italy, crownford company 1969 Where can I find info on it. Dawne

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From: Randy Bricker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1927 Coca Cola Export Bottle

Date 22-05-2005

 I am hoping you can give me some information about the Coca Cola export bottle that was used on ocean liners in the 20's. ounces, manufacturer, dates made (bottom info) type of crown(what it looked like) ect. Thanks Randy

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From: Joey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 22-05-2005

 I hove a old PAUL 'BEAR" BRYANT COKE Bottle whose wondering what it is worth.

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From: johns7

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: digging for bottles in washingt

Date 22-05-2005

 Hello digger hope you can help me out my brother just loves to dig old dump sites for bottles recently he was told by an acquaintance of his that it is now against the law to dig in old dump sites in Washington state is that true thanks . . steve

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From: Marcia Christiansen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date 22-05-2005

 Mr. Odell, I have found your website fascinating!! I have three bottles that I would like to know more about including history and potential value. All three are stoneware bottles with blob tops in good condition. The first has an imprint of John Graf Milwaukee WI and a blue circular swirl on it. The second is stamped L. Werrbach Milwaukee WI and the third is stamped H & J Schulkamp Madison WI. Anything you can tell me would be much appreciated. Marcia mlc charter

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From: Jim Kindle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: beer bottle

Date 23-05-2005

 I have a beer bottle from the Walter's Brewing Co. of Colorado and Wisconsin, this bottle comes from the Pueblo Colorado plant. It has the cap on it and still has beer in it, most ot the label is still on it. It is amber colored. The seam runs from neck to bottom. I am not a collector as such just have a few old bottles and would like later to send info on them as I know very little about them. They run from whiskey bottles of the 1800's to medicine bottles of early years one is a Glovers medicine bottle of Mange Medicine. Any info you can provide would be appreciated. Thank You. Jim Kindle

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From: Tiffany Swanson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 23-05-2005

 I have an american peroxide 2 0unce glass bottle its brown and it says american peroxide and chemical co new york on it it don’t have no date I was wondering if you could tell me about when it was made and the worth of the bottle thank you

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From: Tanya West

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 23-05-2005

 Friend called me this AM asking me to look up an old bottle on the computer. He said it looks like a soda bottle, has the name John Tretter on it, and has a crest of a cross topped by a crown inside a shield on it. ???????????? Tanya West

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From: Linda Oatman High

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Borghini car

Date 23-05-2005

 We have a white wine decanter shaped like a car. On the bottom is stamped: Borghini's Collection 1969 Italy. " What is the value? Thanks so much! Linda O. High -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Crank, Debbie..

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

Subject: knox whiskey

Date 23-05-2005

 have a whiskey bottle in mint condition with knox whiskey on it in gold letters. crest on front with an eagle on each side. moveo et phoficio on bottle. found out it means move and accomplish. found out there was a knox glass co in the 1800's in west Virginia from 1825 to 1832. hand etched letters in glass. was told these bottle never circulated. can you tell me anything about it? thanks.

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From: Paul elies

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Kilton. Foote & Co's--Bunker Hill Pickle bottle

Date 23-05-2005

 Hi there, I have a round bottle with its original cork in the top. It is about 9" tall. The front of the bottle has an embossed picture of the Bunker Hill Monument. In a circle around the picture the embossed printing says " Kilton, Foote & Co. " on the top and "Bunker Hill Pickles" on the bottom. Do you have any idea how much this is worth (if anything)? There is a dried up residue inside the bottle and there is no way that the cork could ever be removed. Thank you in advance, Bonnie Elie

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From: Becky Pollard

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey Bottle

Date 23-05-2005

 We found a clear glass Whiskey bottle on the beach. It is flask shaped. On the back, it has embossing on the glass that says B. C. Distillery Co. LTD. Beneath that is an embossed shield with a "B" in the upper left quadrant, a "C" upper right quadrant, a "D" in the lower left quadrant and a "C" with a small o in the middle of the C in the lower right quadrant. Below the shield it says Registered, and under that it says, New-Westminster. Below that is an embossed square that most likely was a label area? On the front, it has a large embossed shield, minus the B, C, D, Co letters. This most likely was where another label was located? In addition to the larger shield, the bottle has small embossed shields with the same design on the sides, top and bottom edge of the bottle. The neck and "shoulders" of the bottle are dimpled glass, sort of an orange peel texture. It has a cork, with what appears to be either a metal top on the cork. The cork top also has the shield design in the middle and it around that it says B. C. Distillery Co. LTD. New Westminster B. C. The cork top has ridges, and on the ridged edge, is stamped Made in England.

 Can you possibly offer any help with the brand, age and value (if any) of this bottle? Thank you, Becky

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From: Karima Porter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle value request

Date 23-05-2005

 Hello, My friend has an old beer bottle from the Ann Arbor Michigan Union Brewing company. The seam doesn't go all the way up and from what he was told, this is a sign it is an older bottle compared to one where the seam does go all the way to the top. Would you know how much this could be worth? Karima Porter

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From: PCreolecowboy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found bottle

Date 23-05-2005

 found a amber bottle 10 inches tall. embossed on front with AA circled by bold swirly lines. above the aa just below neck of bottle is a warning " federal law forbids sale or resale of this bottle". the back of bottle has a horseshoe shaped embossing made out of 7 raised bumps of random size and shape. back bottom has 4/5 QUART bottom has these numbers. 3 3272 D-9 2 57 mTc m-25 b 2 b des. pat 128624 bottle is a rounded oval seams on sides over the lip of bottle can you help me identify this bottle randy chapman pcreolecowboy

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From: ami swiney

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about certo bottle with cap

Date 23-05-2005

 bottom has # 10 made in usa 3 43 /cap says "certo follow instructions exactly". bottle is dark brown and says for 1/2 bottle pour to here with line in center of glass. other side says CERTO reg. U. S. pat. off. Is this worth anything????

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From: Davesbizz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: PORTLAND ORGEON

Date 23-05-2005

 Dear Digger, you have the best site I've ran across yet, I would have to say you are into old bottles, No pun intended. Now, before I pull the rest of my eyelashes out! And go through another ton of books, some of which are yours. I can not find any information on a bottle I have and maybe you can help me?????? Its tall ( not one of the huge ones) Its a brown or I will have to say more amber when in light cork, I believe its a whiskey. Its round with a tall skinnier neck. It reads in a circle on front. Full Measure (That is straight across and above the circle of words) F. ZIMMERMAN & CO. (On bottom of circle it reads) PORTLAND, ORE In the middle of the circle it says MAIL ORDER HOUSE. Under circle it reads NET CONTENTS 32 OZ. All letters are raised embossing On the very bottom the embossed numbers 2713. And the bottom is applied. or has a seam / mold mark around it And of course it has mold / seam marks going up both sides . It rounds slightly inside on bottom. It is not a blob top Thank you very much for your time and if you cant help me would you have a email address for me? Sincerely Diana

Mold seam does not go over top of lip , no pontile mark. Has a few bubbles here and there. The neck of bottle goes up till their is a ring or ridge then top where cork goes in get narrow. Thanks Diana

 Thank you digger!!! I could find nothing! I was thinking maybe my bottle would bring around $6, 000. 00 at auction. Maybe I could find a collector who collects bottles of this type who lives in Oregon? ~Thanks~ so much for the info. Diana

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From: Dena T.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Milk of Magnesia Bottle

Date 23-05-2005

 Hi, I have a question about an old Milk of Magnesia Bottle. It is made of Cobalt blue glass and the writing on bottle is embossed into the glass. and has a cork in top of the bottle. That is the way it was dug up in our back yard. . . . . have tons of other antique bottles that would need to be identified.

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From: Michelle Winningham

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle?

Date 23-05-2005

 Dear Digger, We just bought a remodeled house that is 105 years old. My husband was out working on rounding off a hill and found a neat bottle. It is about 10" tall, brown in color has air bubbles in the glass on the inside, is round. The seam appears to stop at the mouth of the bottle The mouth has apiece broken from it. The bottle is embossed and says: "Stewart's Pure Malt Whiskey Indianapolis. U. S. A. " The words are in an large oval shape and in the center of the oval are what appears to be the letters SD on top of one another. The only other markings on the bottle are on the back side at the bottom (not on the bottom of the bottle) and it looks like it says 6-s. Can you please tell me about when this bottle would have been sold and if it may be worth anything? Thank you for your help. Michelle Winningham

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From: Nancy Adams j_

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pepsi Bottles

Date 23-05-2005

 Hi. . . . I have a 1924 Pepsi Cola "fountain syrup" bottle. How can I find out how much it is worth? Thanks . . . Nancy, Va.

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From: John Chesna

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fish Bottle ID help?

Date 24-05-2005

 My grandfather used to have this green bottle in his house when he was alive. I remember seeing it in the late 70's as a child so it has to be at least that old. Anyway, as I remember it was about 3 feet tall or so. . . it had a large round base. . . . I think there might have been some brown twine/rope wrapped around the bottom half of the base but I could be mistaken. The neck of the bottle was made of a fish eating a smaller fish eating a smaller fish eating a smaller fish and so on, up to the top, where I believe there was a cork and a string of the same type as was on the bottom of the bottle, holding the cork so it wouldnt get lost when uncorked. The bottle was green and the fish on it looked a lot like the ones pictured on your site next to the description "Green fish figural 13" with diamond scales and another very similar shaped with rounded scales, both probably held some kind of wine and are new. " My dad thinks it was a wine bottle of some type. Any ideas?

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From: BlackLight

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: e. g. booze . . . . . . appears to be the real thing but is it?

Date 24-05-2005

 I recently purchased a very crude E. G. Booze bottle from a lady in Maine. This bottle has all the markings of a real one. I’ve had two collectors view it and neither one could make a call on it but they were not familiar with this type. The top is applied, but is a real neat job . . . that kinda scares me. Other than that , the roof looks right, the periods are were their suppose to be, K and G look good. . . wicked crude. Ill send you some pics. . . but I’m not sure if you can tell by them without holding it. If you have any ideas on how I could verify this on Id be glad to hear them. There’s a bottle show I go to that might help but its not till Oct. . . . . Thanks, garyx Attachments: 112_1208. JPG 111_1200. JPG 112_1210. JPG IMSTP. gif

Subject: more e. g. booze pics

Date 24-05-2005

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Subject: last set of e. g. booze pics

Date 24-05-2005

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From: Ashley Pasco e_la_coeur21

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Salt Glazed Pouring Bottle

Date 24-05-2005

Dear Digger, I recently purchased an old bottle from ebay and here is a short description of it. 4 3/4" TALL CROCK BOTTLE WITH A POURING SPOUT. ALL OF THIS IS PRESSED IN THE SIDE "VITREOUS STONE BOTTLES J. BOURNE& SON PATENTEES DENBY POTTERY near DERBY P & J ARNOLD LONDON ENGLAND" THE BOTTLE HAS 2 FLAT CHIPS NEAR THE POURING SPOUT THAT COULD EASILY BE FILLED, BUT THE NEW OWNER MIGHT LIKE IT THIS WAY BETTER. ;This was the exact description from ebay of the item . ; I also am including a picture of it in this email. ; I only paid ten dollars for it, which I thought was a good deal. ; However, I am trying very hard to find a history of it. ; And I was hoping for any suggestions of web sites you might have. ; The bottle itself is salt glazed and all I could find on it was that it was produced in the 1890's. ; On the bottle states : Vitreous Stone bottles J. Bourne and Son : Patenees Denby Pottery, near Derby, P & J. Arnold London England. ; I was hoping you'd know a little about the history of this bottle. ; Thank you for your time. /P P ; Ashley Pasco/P/ / /BODY Attachments: London England Salt Glazed pouring bottle. jpg larger pic of salt glazed pouring bottle. jpg

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From: Trudy Shallenberger

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date 24-05-2005

 I have an old brown pint bottle that has wheat and a spider with webs on it. Can you tell me what kind of bottle this is and aprox age and value? Thanks

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From: jack england

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: knox whiskey bottle

Date 24-05-2005

 morning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . I have a bottle that my sister says that you can help me with. the bottle is clear glass, and the name on the bottle is knox whiskey. it has a crest etched into the glass, with a large bird on each side facing across the crest. it has an eagle on top of the crest with the word registered in a small flag over the eagle. in a flag below the crest is the words moveo et proficio just below that is the word knox. the word knox is over the top of the crest in large letters and the word whiskey is in large letters below the crest. I found the bottle in an old junkyard approx 20 foot below a switchyard for a railroad we had to dig that deep to lay a gas line under the railroad tracks. several bottles were found but this was the best one. I was offered $500. 00 for it before I cleaned it up, I don't know if that was a smart move or a stupid. either way I still have the bottle. I found a knox-mcgee glass co in west virginia in 1825, but from theer I have run aground. hope you can help. thanks swabbie

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From: William E. Lennon b.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle

Date 24-05-2005

 Dear Digger, While doing some landscaping in back of our home in Blue Mountain Lake, NY we dug up several old bottles. One is in very good condition, is the light coca-cola color, 10 3/8" tall. The seam runs from top to bottom and over the lip. The interior of the base is uneven and the glass has several bubbles and imperfections in it. It has what you show as an "applied double collar" which is not very smooth. The bottle is rectangular, with the base having a 2" wide indentation with the following lettering: WALKER'S X KILMARNOCK WHISKEY 1873 There was an old hotel on our land in the 1800's (The Holland House). Can you tell me more about this bottle please. Thanks, Bill Lennon

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From: Rfs8890

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottles

Date 24-05-2005

 I recently moved my mother out of her home and in the process have found an old box of assorted bottles. Apparently in the early 60's she started to collect, and then stopped. I do not think they are of much value, but for fun, I purchased a couple of books to see what I could learn about them. The were the Antique Trader, Fourth Addition by Michael Polak, and Warman's Bottles Field Guide. The problem is that I can not find any of the bottles in either of these two publications. As example, there are several - Dr Peter Fahrney & Son Company, Chicago, Ill bottles. "The Reliable Old Time Preparation for Home Use". Neither of these books list anything on these bottles? Would you have a recommendation as to a better publication/way to gain information and perhaps pricing on old bottles? dick strauss

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From: Irma Schlotz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 24-05-2005

 have a metaxa, hand-made porcelain bottle red, blue and green flower designs. What is it worth?

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From: Rfs8890

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old bottle

Date 24-05-2005

 I have an old bottle that has the name " The JNO. Hauck Bottling Co, Cincinnati. Can't seem to find out anything about it. Suggestions where to look? dick

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From: Mmerlon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about mr pickwick bottle

Date 24-05-2005

 Hi I found you site while trying to find information on a bottle I found cleaning out my attic. Your site did reveal two others who questioned what may be the same bottle yet this one is painted with great detail. The bottle is approximately 8 to 9 inches tall and round with a cork top. The bottle his embossed with the name Mr. Pickwick on it. Any information regarding the bottle and its value would be appreciated. Attached is a picture of the bottle. Attachments: pickwick. JPG

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From: Gwndlyn254

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: (no subject)

Date 24-05-2005

 Thank you for the information. Wondering if you know about this one? It is a small dispenser, aqua color with open pontil. After all the research I am confuses because the bottom has the open pontil but the seams are throwing me off. The seams run from the bottom on both sides starting at the base from the pontil, then the seams stop and there is another seam that runs around the neck. The seams on both sides start again and run over the lip. Attached is a photo. Thank you, Gwen Attachments: syrup3. jpg

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From: Yorkbarbstu

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles

Date 24-05-2005

 I found a bottle buried in the yard marked " Mrs. Potters Hygenic Supply Co. Cincinnati Ohio No. 2. " On the bottom is marked BNo2. Do you have any info on this? Barb & Stu

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From: lion lonelylion675

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date 24-05-2005

 Hello my name is maria My question what would the value of 70's and 80's avon cologne battles be today ? FREEDOM ISNT FREE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BE HAPPY WITH WHAT IS GIVING TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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From: Blake and Virginia Smith b.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Mr Boston Fine Liquor Bottle

Date 24-05-2005

 My son found a bottle with the following on one side; Souvenir 1957 Presidential Inauguration MCMLVII Old Mr Boston fine Liquors On the other side it lists the names of all the US Presidents up to 1957 Is this bottle worth anything? b. vsmith

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From: denver flem denverkf telusplanet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: VO GENEVERE GIN bottles

Date 24-05-2005

 Hi there. If you get a chance, I am wondering if you can tell me what vintage this bottle is. I have two bottles similar to this picutre, but their lower labels are smaller and rectangular, not as fancy as the one in the picture. They both have cork lids, and their price tags were 5. 95 and 6. 35 CDN respectively. One of the bottles has engraving in the porcelain at the top that says ERVEN LUCAS ??LSTLOOTSJE AMSTERDAM 3/4 LITER. Are they worth any money, or should I just take them to the bottle depot ? Thanks. Andrea. Attachments: bols_vo_genever_750_pottery. jpg

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From: Kathleen kathleen.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: a bottle question

Date 24-05-2005

 Hi Digger, I just came across your page and am hoping you can help. I've been searching for some info on the following bottle & if its worth anything. The bottom of the bottle says St Clair, September 1975 and it has a number 1 if that means anything. The picture is that of a train on one side & the other side shows the last spike being driven. I'd really be grateful for any help that you could offer. With thanks, Kathleen Attachments: the last spike bottle. JPG bottle. JPG

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From: Debbie Wood debbielee1954

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Chatanooga Whiskey Distillery Bottle

Date 24-05-2005

 A friend found a clear pint whiskey bottle with a cork stopper in the Staunton River in Hurt, Virginia. The bottle has embossed on the back horizontally Chattanooga Distillery, Chattanooga Tennessee, One US Pint. I don't have a way to send you a picture at this time. If it would help you I can have someone send you one for me. I wanted to know any information you may have on this bottle. And how old the bottle may be. Thanks Larry

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From: Nikki

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wrought iron holder and bottle

Date 25-05-2005

 Network Blitz Digger- I have searched and searched for something similar to this so I could find out exactly what it is. . . I have had no luck in finding an answer. Can you help me out. All I know is it came from my mothers family and it caught my eye when it was being put out for a yard sale. It is 16. 5 inches tall (iron frame) Bottle 14 inches tall and 16 inches around. And is there any worth to it? Thank you for your time and any help you can give me. Nikki Nikki Slade crystal thing. JPG crystal thing2. JPG crystal thing3. JPG

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From: Robin Johnson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Clevengar Bros Bottles with Glass Ball Cork Tops?

Date 25-05-2005

 Hi Digger, I believe these are CB bottles, but due to lack of their mark I am not sure. The bottles are approx 11" tall with the tops. 2 of them appear to be stained light blue and light amber as some of the color has flaked off a little bit. They have pontil marks on the bottom and it says "Federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle" around the bottom edge. They all have numbers and I will just send one. On the amber one, just above the pontil it says L-9527, below the pontil it has 58, 61 and D-126. The glass cork tops appear to be shaped into a round ball with a tool as there are small, square flat marks going around the glass ball. They all have embossing of different things. The amber says Horn of Plenty" with the cornucopia on one side and a hay bale with two pitchfork and rake on the other. One says courage with a mans silhouette and a ship on the opposite side. The other says friendship with a crest and something? else on the other side. There are ribs up and down the sides which seems to help grip the bottle better. Any help dating or estimating value would be so appreciated. Thank you so much for any help or direction you can give me. Kindest regards, Attachments: CB Bottles with Tops 3 001. jpg CB Bottles with Tops 3 002. jpg CB Bottles with Tops 3 003. jpg

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From: Daryl Urig Daryl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old bottles to sell

Date 25-05-2005

 I have some old milk bottles and an Avon chess set to sell, how can I sell them? Daryl

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From: Eagle Enterprises

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles from Alton, Granite City & Wood River IL

Date 25-05-2005

 Last week I bought some old, very dirty bottles. I think they're all soda bottles. If you could tell me anything about them, I would greatly appreciate it. Lampert Bottling Works Alton Ills. mark on bottom: F&L Nifty Al-----? Alton Ill mark on bottom: square ? Nifty Ehrhardt Alton Ill mark on bottom: O with line across it - Owens Illinois ?? Hufschmidt & Ranft Granite City Ill mark on bottom: H-R Wood River Bottling Works mark on bottom is the only one I recognize: O with I inside it - Owens Illinois

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From: Concetta1951

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ball and Claw Bitters bottle

Date 25-05-2005

 Green bottle with the claw. Perfect condition, it says "Worlds best remedy" Indian Drug specialty company St. Louis and Indianapolis bottom says wheaten, NJ When was it made and is it worth anything?

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From: Chuck Brockman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Five Gallon Glass Water Bottle

Date 25-05-2005

 Hi Digger, I would appreciate information on the subject container. The subject container was used in the 1930's by an Italian Immigrant to brew his homemade wine. The only discernable markings on the bottom are: the number 5250 and, the symbol of a circle intersected by a trapezoid with the number 7 on the left side of the symbol and number 5 on the right side of the symbol. Can you determine the manufacturer from the above information and the approximate year of manufacture? Thank you, Chuck Brockman Attachments:

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From: Kevin Whibley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Foster Clarks

Date 25-05-2005

 I was wondering if you could help me. I am doing some research for my website www. fosterclark. info and my area of interest is the production of bottles used by the company. How they were produced from 1890 to 1965 and possibly who produced them, were they produced in house or by another firm? I do hope you can help and may have books that would be of interest to me and my site readers. Please take a look at the site, I think you may approve as it was all started following the chance find of one little bottle. Kevin Whibley.

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From: SLAM

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hey digger. . got a question for ya. . bout a flask

Date 25-05-2005

 I found a amber flask. . embossed on the front says. . . . union made a circle with trad mark in the middle then at the bottom of the circle the letters. c. b. b. a of u. s & c. any idea what that means?

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From: Bgsy889 cs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: July 13, 1920?

Date 25-05-2005

 Would be much appreciated if you could let me know value & what its use may have been? I dug up a clear glass, 4 11/16" high, apprx 2" bttm diameter, apprx 3" diam. top opening (looks like a modern, heavy, drinking glass except this has a lip for a lid). It is embossed so it Readable from the inside looking through the bottom with "NO. 93 PAT. IN U. S. JULY 13, 1920 17" Dug up on an island in Maine where my ancestors used to reside. Thanks in advance, Kelly

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From: SLAM

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hey mr digger

Date 25-05-2005

 where are your replys to the Questions? all's I see is the Questions

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From: Bill Come

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1929 Marceaux Trainer Wine

Date 26-05-2005

 I have a bottle of 1929 wine that was imported by RH Macy, Inc. It is labeled as Macy's on brand. Wondering if you could help me find out the value if any.

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From: SueBee1960

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Nh shaped decanter

Date 26-05-2005

 Hi I have a Kentucky straight bourbon decanter. The top of it has the old man of the mountain on it. The bottle itself is shaped like NH. It is dated 1968 on the bottom of it. I was gonna put it in a yard sale but I was just trying to find out if it has anything of value on it. It is in beautiful condition. I would appreciate any help that you could give me on this. Thank you Sue

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From: Jane Peters Jane.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles

Date 26-05-2005

 hi digger jeff and barry here just a couple of photos to test if you receive them ok. more to follow Attachments: S2020196. jpg

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From: simba

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I need help identifying this bottle

Date 26-05-2005

 I anve a bottle that is identical to these, including the numbers on the bottom(11972), but my bottle has an Indiana excise tax stamp on it. The number is 46645180 on the stamp. I have no idea what kind of liquor or where this originated from. If you can help me I would greatly appreciate it. Sincerely, Angel

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From: Mark King

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 26-05-2005

 I recently found an old Gay-Ola bottle in a remote swamp area. It's embossed "Gay-Ola Reg. U. S. Pat. Off" , ?6 ½ Fl. Oz? And around the bottom edge " Gay-Ola Bottling Co. Of Huntsville, Ala" It's thick greenish glass with bubbles and imperfections from manufacture or blowing process. Also, it has a 5 point star on the bottom with a "G" in the center. In spite of being completely full of mud it cleaned up perfect. Can you tell me anything about it? Thanks? MK

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From: SJ Collins

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: A couple bottles I found!

Date 26-05-2005

 Found your website ( good info found there) and was wondering if you could tell me about a couple of bottles I found recently. Tried to give all the information I could. Don't collect bottles for money, just love all the different kinds I find. These bottles stood out and I was just wanting any info on them you could give, age, rarity, value and/or history. Thank you SJC 1. Size-Bottle from Spain-10" w/out cork Bottle from Italy-10" w/out stopper 2. Mouth- don’t know about bottles so I enclosed a picture of both their mouths 3. Base- Spain bottle-Smooth outer base, but rough around edge underneath Made in Spain in glass on bottom Italy bottle- Smooth outer base, but also rough lines underneath Made in Italy in glass on bottom 4. Shape- Spain- Round with glass handle Italy- Swirled 5. Label- both say made in spain/italy 6. Color-Spain bottle- Green ( maybe aqua?) Italy bottle- Light green 7. Condition- Both are in perfect condition, no cracks or markings, no stains Anything you could find out would be great thank you!! . Attachments: HPIM0215. JPG HPIM0216. JPG HPIM0217. JPG HPIM0225. JPG HPIM0218. JPG HPIM0219. JPG HPIM0224. JPG

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From: hayley page

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Duraglas bottle

Date 26-05-2005

 Hi I found a base of a clear Duraglas bottle at the beach. It was buried in about 3 feet of sand. It has by now formed into sea glass. But I was able to see it had writing. So I took a sheet of paper and rubbed a crown over it. the bottom said Duraglas with a vary fancy "D". The top from left to right reads 17 then a oval with a dot in it being crossed by then a number 5. It has nothing above or below the symbol or it was erased in the ocean. Where the inside would have been it is curled up I tried looking it up and I think it's an old Mountain Dew bottle but wasn't sure. Could you tell me the date and type of bottle and possibly where it was manufactured. I'm almost positive it valueless but it would still be fun to figure it out!

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From: Maria Standridge

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Questions

Date 26-05-2005

 Sir are you still answering questions? If so can you tell me about the attached pictures? CLIP Paris Made in France 100 ml 3. 3 fl oz spray. Can not find any info on this at all! 100 ml Fleurs De Rocaille De Caron Embossed on bottom CARON PARIS 100 ML HP 7. Veritable eau de Cologne Imperial privilege 1890 Guerlian extra Dry. 2 Fl Oz Bottom of Bottle Embossed Guerlain 1970. Quadrille Balenciaga eau De Toilette. EAU DE TOILETTE 90 % 100 ML 3 33 F LO Z embossed on bottom of bottle. Can you help? Is so what is their worth? Thank you!!! Maria Attachments: MVC-919S. JPG

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From: dreed

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cuban bottles

Date 26-05-2005

 Digger, I am currently living in Guantanamo Bay Cuba, I have found some nice looking bottles and was wondering if you could help with value. Cerveceria Hatuey beer bottles. Beer made by Barcardi with a Santiago De Cuba marking and a indian head on the bottle. Santiago De Cuba 1/5th Rum Bottle. A brown Coke bottle New York NY on the base of the bottle I have also found some old Champange thick glassed concaved bottles without markings. Thanks Danny

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From: Cindy cgrowe

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 26-05-2005

 I have an 1820 Crystal Buton Distillerie Decanter. It has a wide mouth and then goes small on the bottom. It has a coat of arms on it with a castle and 3 dots above it. On the handle it looks like a gooses neck. On both sides of the coat of arms is what looks like dragons with cats bodies. On the bottom it says Argentenie Bologna-italia Casa Fondata nel. There are flowers and sworls on the sides and the bottom It is the size of about a 26oz bottle. It has CC500-GR31 on it also. Any information you can give me on it would be helpful. Thank you

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From: zachary

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 26-05-2005

 I have a bottle: ceramic: House Bros. English brewed Ginger Beer, Rochester. It has a cork top or some kind of stopper. It holds about 12 oz. Bill zgasba alltelnet

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From: MUSICALNORVELLE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: AMS Co. / R. E. Wathen & Co. Bottles

Date 26-05-2005

 Hello Digger! I've just seen your info on the AMS Co. and was very impressed. The R. E. Wathen & Co. were my great uncles, R. E. , J. B. Jr. & O. H. Wathen as well as the AMS. Co. along with My Father R. N. Wathen & J. B. Wathen III. We have many bottles and other material from these companies as well as much other whiskey related ephemera. I would like to talk to you sometime about things we are looking for (mostly Wathen Whiskey bottles) as well as anything pertaining to the above. Look forward to hearing from you soon. Best wishes, Norvelle Wathen Jr. -------------------------------------

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From: Neil Hudson. au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hand made Italian wine bottle

Date 27-05-2005

 Hi, I would like to know the value of this bottle please, RIPROD. VIETATA C. C ART 2598, HAND PAINTED, MADE IN ITALY (THIS IS ALL WRITTEN ON THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE) Thank you

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From: Edward J Cassidy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Martinique Lime juice

Date 27-05-2005

 Hi, Have you ever heard of Martinique Lime juice Company New York Montreal? The bottle is about 14 inches tall and embossed with all of the above. the seam goes up to the applied top. It is kind of aqua color. Can you pleas tell me what it held and a round about price? Thanks, Debbie

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From: Mrjohnj32

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cobalt flask what is it

Date 27-05-2005

 hi sending you pictures of a bottle found in basement of estate could you please help me identify thisi have sent pictures thanks johnj Attachments: aa1. jpg aa2. jpg aa3. jpg aa4. jpg aa5. jpg

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From: Melody Dyer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 42 YEAR OLD BPTTLE

Date 27-05-2005

 yes i am inquiring to see if you could tell me anything about a bottle that i have, it is a porcelain bottle round has anniversary on it and it was bottled in1974 by marita spirits ltd. it still has the original 90 proof kentucky straight bourbon whiskey in it. it still has the little string tag on the top. the bottle says it was made in london. do know of anyone who is a collector in the kentucky area or surrounding area i could take it too? thank you for your time and consideration, melody

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From: Kathi Aston g

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wine

Date 27-05-2005

 I have a brown wine botlle with "BARDENHEIERS" embossed along with "4/5 Quart. " It is also embossed with grapes and leaves. On the bottom is N and 4. Any info on date or worth? Kathi Aston

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From: Terri tarrytyme

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Beautiful Aqua Bottle

Date 27-05-2005

 Hello, I would like help in determining age, value, and what it was used for. My stepfather dug this bottle up more than 30 years ago. It has been sitting in a box all this time. The following describes the bottle according to what I have researched. The top has a what appears to be an applied square band lip. The mold seam goes from the base of the bottle to the neck. The neck has beautiful lines where you can notice it was crafted and the lip applied. There are bubbles throughout the bottle and some of them are quite large. The base is Iron Pontil with non-rusted graphite residue The color is Aqua The base is even although inside you can see where the glass on the bottom is thicker on one side than the other. I have attached pictures of the base, neck, markings, and bottle as a whole. Attachments: Aqua Bottle. rar

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From: TCarpino

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: seagrams 1778 liquor bottle

Date 27-05-2005

 dear digger would you be able to tell the value of a seagrams 1776 bottle of liqour in a tiffany decantor. the bottle is in pristine condition with the seal intact. the tiffany box and pouch are in excellent condition too. thank you very much. tony

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From: Lawrence Conery l.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: E. W. Hoyt Bottle

Date 28-05-2005

 Hi Digger, love your website! It was very fun to see all the old bottles. I am an Excavator and I come up with all kinds of old bottles. I have a "Rubifoam for the Teeth" stoppered bottle, that also reads "put up by E. W. Hoyt and Co. ", it has a 31 on the bottom. I wonder how old, and what it is worth? Thank you, Larry and daughter

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From: bonnie whittaker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 28-05-2005

 I have this bottle that says j. e. gombaults caustic balsam has original wire ring cork and has original liqiud substance my grandfather just passed and it was givin to me he had it 50 + years can you tell me about iton side it says the lawrence-williams co will send picture if needed thank you R Lambert

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From: juanita padgett

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Beau peep Bottle

Date 28-05-2005

 Hi, I have a beau Peep bottle, It is a woman with her arms folded, and long hair, Maybe a 1940 or early 1950 what is it worth, thanks, Juanita

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From: Thomas Kanalley I

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wolfe's schnapps with an embossed bell

Date 28-05-2005

 Digger, A friend of mine has a Wolfe's schnapps with a bell embossed on one side. It is 9 3/4 inches high and 2 5/8 inches square with an applied lip and smooth base of course. The bottle is olive amber. I am trying to get feel for the going price to make my friend a fair offer. Do you have a feel for a value. Best regards, Tom Kanalley

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From: JOHN SCHMITT

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Burnett's Liquid Color

Date 28-05-2005

 Hello, I was digging up an old tree and found a small bottle with green liquid in it and a plastic cap. The bottle is labeled Burnett's Liquid Color and has a "3" on the bottom. I imagine it is food coloring. Can you give me any other details\facts about this bottle?? Thanks John Schmitt

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From: James Young

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: what would be the value of this brandy be. . .

Date 28-05-2005

 I have a friend who has not been able to obtain any information on a bottle of Napoleon Brandy that was given to her. said to be approx 80yrs old. . . here is the information from the bottle: Napoleon Brandy, Bas Armagnac loubere, 80 proof 4/5 quart, La Bastide d' Armagnac Landes France, bottle 642030093, Stamp I-549. I am in hopes you may be able to give some information concerning this brandy's value or possibly point me in the right direction. . . thank you for assistance :// .

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From: Beevee6417

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: HOW OLD AND VALUE

Date 28-05-2005

 Hello Digger, I found a small bottle black glass with the words lima peru on the back and a number 6 above r. i. 5917 or 5017 I can't quite make it out. It's a man resting his head on something, he appears to be sleeping.

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From: Christman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle ?

Date 28-05-2005

 Dear Digger, I found a half pint bottle in woods next to my home labeled ST Pierre Smirnoff F?? On top it says Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-use of this bottle. Screw top cap is rusted. I think a little bit of vodka is inside since this bottle is so clear inside!Thanks, Michelle

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From: Dmbaril

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hey Digger

Date 28-05-2005

 Hi I found a Cabots Sulphol Naptho bottle while digging in the back yard. It's in pretty decent shape. Sorry I don't have a picture handy but I can tell you that it's round about 9 inches tall. The spout looks like a applied square band and it looks like it was added on after the bottle was made. The bottom of the bottle looks as though it had a hole in it once and a piece of glass was put in to close the hole. Maybe that's how the bottle was manufactured. I'm not sure. The labeling is raised glass. No printed label. It identifies is a made in Boston Mass USA. Anyway maybe you can shed some light on what I have and if need be I' can try and get a picture. Regards, David Baril

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From: sandra powell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: JOHN WAYNE

Date 28-05-2005

 I HAVE TWO JOHN WAYNE LIQUOR BUST THEY WERE DISTILLED IN KENTUCKY, AND BOTTLED BY MIKE WAYNE DISTILLING CO. IN BARDSTOWN KENTUCKY. THEY ARE 80 PROOF KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WITH THE SEALS INTAKE WITH SERIAL#096899523 #096900493. I'VE HAD THEM SINCE 1983 BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW OLD THEY ARE OR WHAT THEY ARE WORTH. COULD YOU PLEASE HELP ME. THANK YOU SANDRA POWELL

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From: emma cantwell o. uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: confused???

Date 28-05-2005

 Hi not to sure if you can help, my husband dug this bottle/jar up and I have been trying to find out what it was. It is embossed on the front with Chesebrough, manfc. co. cd, New-York. I have found out that Chesebrough made vaseline but all the jars that I have found have the word vaseline on it somewhere but this one does'nt anywhere, it also has a screw top , stands about 2" tall , is made of clear glass and has the letter R in a circle with the number 9 below it on the base of the jar. Please help as I am getting frustraated with this item. Many thanks Emma Cantwell , Suffolk, United Kingdom. --/

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From: Lorrie Adeler

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle stoppers

Date 28-05-2005

 Hi Digger I am looking for glass bottle stoppers for glass soda bottles, we use to get them years ago. it;s for when you have left over soda in a bottle you put this stopper on and it keeps the soda from going flat. where can I find them. Please help Lorrie --

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From: depnredbull

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: H Ricketts bottle

Date 28-05-2005

 I have an old round bottle that I would like to know more about ie; history, age and value. I have attached 4 pictures. It looks black but appears to be dark olive green when held up to the light. There are no chips or cracks but the texture has an uneven feel to it. There is a tiny piece of sand or a tiny rock that is embedded in one part. There are also areas in the glass that feel dented like it was made that way. It is 9 - 5/8 inches tall and 12 inches around at the shoulder. There are raised letters on the bottom that read " H RICKETTS BRISTOL" (photo) Also on the bottom, in the middle, is a bump that protrudes out. It has three seam lines. One around the shoulder and two rising up from that to the bottom of the lip. One of them is kind of sharp on one side. (photo) The lip is uneven and has a warped look to it. There is a weird oblong shape mark on the side near the bottom about one half inch wide. (photo) It appears to have had a ceramic like glaze, brown in color that is wearing off. It is easily scratched off. It has lots of bubbles in the glass that you can see when you hold it up to the light. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a bazillion, Mia Attachments: h ricketts bottle 003. jpg h ricketts bottle 006. jpg h ricketts bottle 008. jpg h ricketts bottle 009. jpg

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From: Paul wolf

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: information.

Date 28-05-2005

 Dear sir could you please give us some information on an bottle we have in are collection its an large bottle with lines on both sides with the words fleischmann's on both sides. thank you very much Mr. Paul Schupska.

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From: Paul wolf

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: information.

Date 28-05-2005

 Dear sir we are collectors of old bottles. we have an old bottle its very large clear glass with writting on the sides that read the great atlantic & pacific tea co. on the sides of the bottle there are cureved lines up and down the bottle. any information would be helpful. thank you very much. Mr. Paul Schupska.

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From: timberwolf

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 7-up bottle

Date 29-05-2005

 Hi, I found a 7- up bottle the other day. It is a duraglas 1950 G-94 bottle and it was botled in Watertown, Wisconsin. I was just wondeing about this and if its worth anything. , thanks.

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From: Carolynn Moody

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 29-05-2005

 I am a long time amateur bottle collector. I found one today that is very unusual. The only wording is "Laroche Kine" or "Kina Laroche". Have you ever heard of it? What kind of bottle is it? It has been buried a long time because of the discoloration but it one was green. Shaped like an old soda bottle and one had a cork top. No words or numbers on the bottom. Can you help me? Carolynn

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From: Terri tarry

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Beautiful Aqua Bottle

Date 29-05-2005

 Sorry about that, here are some others I took and hopefully you can open it. ----- Original Message -----

From: "Digger" jaok20@bottlebooks.com

To: "Terri" tarrytyme Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2005

 9:31 AM

Subject: Re: Beautiful Aqua Bottle I am unable to open (rar) Winrar files. You may send them as jpg and zip them or sned them uncompressed in several emails. Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebooks Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: "Terri" tarry

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.comSent: Friday, May 27, 2005

 2:18 PM

Subject: Beautiful Aqua Bottle Hello, I would like help in determining age, value, and what it was used for. My stepfather dug this bottle up more than 30 years ago. It has been sitting in a box all this time. The following describes the bottle according to what I have researched. The top has a what appears to be an applied square band lip. The mold seam goes from the base of the bottle to the neck. The neck has beautiful lines where you can notice it was crafted and the lip applied. There are bubbles throughout the bottle and some of them are quite large. The base is Iron Pontil with non-rusted graphite residue The color is Aqua The base is even although inside you can see where the glass on the bottom is thicker on one side than the other. I have attached pictures of the base, neck, markings, and bottle as a whole. Attachments: Blue Bubble Bottle. jpg IMG_4825. jpg IMG_4827. jpg IMG_4819. jpg IMG_4831. jpg

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From: Frank Sandved

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sender e-post: flaske

Date 29-05-2005

 Can you tell me anything about this bottle regards Frank Attachments: flaske. lnk

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From: Terry McCarn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: NEWPORT TENN. BOTTLING WORKS

Date 29-05-2005

 Hi, having a very difficult time turning up anything about this bottle, B. I. M. slugplate crown top amber, slugplate reads NEWPORT BOTTLING WORKS, NEWPORT, TENN. Any info greatly appreciated. Thanks, T. M.

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From: Prizm7422

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about a mr. pure orange juice jar

Date 29-05-2005

 hello, I've been trying to find out information on a Mr. pure orange juice jar. I found many of them on my boyfriend's grandpa's farm. I was just wondering if this is still in production or how old these jars are. most of them have star burst like things covering the entire jar, then one has stripes round the top and no stars. also I found a bottle with the wording "JAD" on it, I can't find out what that is either. the word is in cursive lettering. both are clear bottles. thanks for your time!

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From: jflan322

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mystery Bottle

Date 29-05-2005

 Dear Digger, I wonder if you might be able to help me identify the bottle in the attached photo. The embossing is on the base of the bottle which reads CONTI in a circle that that extends from the top of the "I" and circles around to underline "ONTI" extending from the "C". The bottle is 5 1/2" X 2 1/8" at the base. The mold seams extend to the to of the bottle. The stopper screws into the bottle and not over it. I think that this might indcate late 1800's construction. The stopper is made of porcelain, is blue with a white porcelain screw. There is a rubber like disc that seals the contents. There is a number "7" also embossed on the base. There are bubbles in the glass and the shape is unusual. There is one flat panel, where there may have been a label. Then there are two flat smaller panels on each side (panels are vertical). The other section, either front/back of the bottle is rounded. The color is clear glass. No damage but there are the bubbles and horizontal lines/marks on the bottle which seem to be imperfections. I know this is a lot to ask but if you could tell me the history of this bottle such as type (hope it's cologne), age of the bottle or any information you may want to share. Many, many thanks for your help. "All the Best", Jane Flanagan

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From: drmja5 drm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: how much

Date 29-05-2005

 I have a old antique gallon bottle from the 1960. it has a little bit of syrup still left in it and the label is in good condition. and the sam cap is on it. what is a good price for it.

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From: SLAM

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Hey digger. . got a question for ya. . bout a flask

Date 29-05-2005

 thanks mr digger. . got another one for ya found a amber 5th of a gallon whiskey today (duffy malt whiskey co) rochester ny. . . pat d aug 24 1886 on the bottom . . . now how far off that pat is the true date of the bottle? or any bottle with a pat d? thanks again oh and I loved your (privy) book found another one today and one we are workin on, the last one we dug was a 15 foot brick lined we got like 19 bottles out of that this one we are diggin now is not as wide but this one had a concrete slab on it and the other didnt. you think this one may be older its on the same proptery. . sorry im yackin to much see ya . . thanks Rick

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From: Dennis Socha

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What is the value if any

Date 29-05-2005

 Hello Digger I just have a bottle from my father in law, its of clay making, brown, lables statethe following. Julius Wile Sons & Company, established 1877 sole agents for the u. s. a. Boll & Dunlop's est. 1821 Boll & Dunlop's Distillerey Schiedam - Holland Distilled Hollands Gin Distilled from grain Alcohol 84 proof contents 1 pt 1 ox Is this bottle of any value, its going to sit on my shelf with some clay ink bottles received from a friend from a wreck in Lake Erie. Thank You Dennis

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From: Michael Proctor

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Alcohol form the 30's

Date 29-05-2005

 I have 1 bottle of Cointreua made in Angers France, unopened, dating Oct. 1930. There are 2 similar bottles, opened. I also have a cream de menth bottle unopened, looks to be from the same era. There is also, what appears to be a 1/2 pint of Fundador fine champagne, by Pedro Domecq, the bottle comes in a cork, flask, shaped container. My question is whether they are worth anything because of their age? I can send digital pics, if you feel they are worth investigating? Thanks Mike Proctor mjprocto

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From: Lazertowing

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: sun spot bottle

Date 30-05-2005

 good morning, I found a bottle with the label sun spot bottling co Pittsfield mass. the bottle readings says drink real orange goodness, with that tangy tangerine taste, 7 fl oz bottled sunshine, please help me with some information, thank you dawn combes.

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From: ken sims

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 30-05-2005

 I have several old bottles that I have collected through the years. I don't know much about them, I have mainly collected for looks and because I like them. My last trip to Ohio I ran across several in which my father shipped to me - some of which my friend dug up in her back yard. Some have names and logos, manufacturers etc. Others have just numbers and logo type markings. Some of these bottles I am not sure what they were used for - I am assuming some of the ones my friend got from her yard are Medicine bottles because of measurement lines. Other very small unique clear glass - heavy square bottoms I have no clue - some that I thought were Whiskey bottles may actually be bitters? I am looking for some assistance in determining what I have, what they were used for etc. I could send you a listing of a few. I would appreciate any assistance or guidance. Thank You Lisa Sims

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From: Heather Stoots

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 30-05-2005

Hello Digger, /P PI hope that is correct. /P PI have a very interesting bottle on my hands I scanned the markings on the bottom and the front of the bottle for you to see working on the actual bottle (no digital camera yet) ;. /P PI found the written trivia about Carl Conrad & Co. , Also at the following URL I found some interesting information can you give me any insight on the bottle and what it's worth and I am curious about the term C. Conrad & Co. 's Original Budweiser the US Patten No 6376 it did not come out well when I used the pencil rub paper thing. /P P ;/P PI have a few more bottles that I e-mail you about soon. Look forward to hearing from you thanks /P PHeather Stoots Attachments: ccc orig bud copy. jpg

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From: siri ec I

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Groves tasteless chill tonic bottle

Date 30-05-2005

 I have the same bottle that you wrote to Digger about in 2004. Did you ever find out what it was worth? Thanks. Tere

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From: dbshoemaker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ball and Claw Bottle

Date 30-05-2005

 I have a blue ball and claw bottle, 9. 5 inches tall. The embossment says Ball and Claw Bitters, World's Best Remedy, Indian Drug Specialty Company, St Louis and Indianapolis It belonged to my mother, (I'm not sure how long she had it before me), I've had it since 1973. I there anything significant about this bottle? Thank you for your time and consideration. Dixie B. Shoemaker

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From: Leo leodono

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: George A Dickel Whiskey

Date 30-05-2005

 I received a George A Dickel whiskey bottle shaped like a golf driver. It is probably at least 30 years old and unopened. It has a plastic golf ball on the top of the shaft and a sticker with instructions as to how to use it. The bottle stands about a foot tall and has 12 year old sour mash inside. It is 90 proof with a sticker on the face of the driver. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Leo Donovan

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From: kendahl plunkett

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: AA bottle

Date 30-05-2005

 Hey I have a clear bottle that stands about 12. 5 inches high and is about 3. 5 inches wide. It has the AA symbol with the swirly lines around it. On the bottom it says "federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle. " It also has D 9 . I'd like to know the year it was made. 55-55 4 Thanks, Kendahl

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From: Matt Smith

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Soda Bttles?

Date 30-05-2005

 Hi Digger: I was just trying to find out about a couple of bottles I found the other day. I am pretty sure they are not Coke bottles as I thought Coke labeled everything the made. I am including a couple of photos of these bottles and I would appreciate any information you may have. Thank-you Matt Attachments: Top. JPG Side. JPG Tall. JPG Bottom. JPG They are vinegar bottles not soda. Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebooks Digger

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From: Tina Krahenbuhl

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Emailing: ebay pictures 340

Date 31-05-2005

 Hi, I was wondering if you can give any information about this Clorox bottle that I have. It is in excellent shape with no cracks or chips, but it is missing the cap. If you can tell me where to research this it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help. Tina atkrah var --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Sakari. Kasev

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: D. H. C marked boxes with Cognac inside from 1915

Date 31-05-2005

 Hello, We have found a box with marks "D. H. C" and we assume it has contained 20 bottles of Cognac but are not sure. Have you seen these marks before and is it related to some Cognac or not? Also we might be able to find some bottles later but first would like to know if it's worth of putting a lot of effort and money for the search of bottles if we don’t know the value. I really would appreciate any information you got. Thanks & Regards, Sakari Kaseva

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From: Hemigirl85

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: my boyfriend thinks he struck gold!! (with bottles)

Date 31-05-2005

 hello, my name is georga (yes its spelled rite!) and my boyfriend keeps bringing home these bottles he finds at work. he works for a demolition company out of Kansas city, when he tears down the old buildings he finds them through the rubble and thinks we can make money of them. so fare we have acquired 9 of them. I have not yet figured out how to use my computer so I cant send you pictures yet!! but I will try my best to describe them for you. thank you very much and thank you for your pations. . . . ok first up and my favorite, the bottle is a bluefish clear color, its a then flat rectangle shape, the neck of it is long, the mouth of it is then and has no "dealies" for a screw on lid or cap, maybe a cork top? the bottom is flat with a cercole indention, and the only markings or writing on it is. . . J. S. MERRELL DRUGGIST St LOUIS. Mo, that’s it just like that. there are no chips in it or any thing like that the only other thing is there are air bubbles in the glass. oh and its probable 10 inches tall. next up is a clear glass bottle its squair, its bout 3 inches tall, the mouth has "deals" on it for a screw top lid, its brobable about an inch thick and says. . . DAME NATURE CO. NEW YORK on the side, on the bottem it says DAME NATURE CO. NEW YORK. there are no chips or discoloration on this one ither. and that all im going to type for now, it takes me for ever to type to. so thank you again for your time and good luck! here from you soon hopfuly, georga

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From: Gene Newbegin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Liquor Bottles

Date 31-05-2005

 I have some liquor from the Field Birds collection. One of the bottles is the Mountain Quail 1969. I believe we have four other bottles, but was wondering if there is any value to this bottle. I just can not find a site where I can find these bottles. Any help will be appreciated. Thank You Gene Newbegin

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From: gotmoores

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: sparkletts water bottle

Date 31-05-2005

 I have a Sparkletts water bottle, it has single threading on the opening, Sparkletts embossed on the front in a diamond. It has an embossed square pattern all over with Sparkletts Artesian Water Co. Los Angeles, For Sparkletts Service Call AL1171 on the bottom. No chips, cracks, perfect condition. I would like to know how old the bottle is and its value. Jean Moore Attachments: DSCN0187. JPG DSCN0189. JPG

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From: the grim reeper

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 31-05-2005

 I have a old bottle I would like some info on. on the shoulder it says Berchoff. on the bottom edge it says 121/2 fl. oz fort wayne, ind. and on the bottom it says registered. can you give me any info on this? thanks. richard

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From: Cindy Reed

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: this odd picture bottle

Date 31-05-2005

 I have this bottle which is odd. It has on the bottom, Federal Law forbids sale ore re-use of this bottle. It is marked D334 and 119 615. It is blue and has written on the sides along with the pictures, Plato, Aristotle and Socrates with their pictures engraved on the bottle. No stopper and a small chip on the inside by the mouth. Cindy Frederick-Reed Attachments: vaseblue. jpg

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From: Maria Standridge I

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 31-05-2005

 Can you tell me about this bottle? Attachments: LG Perfume bottle. JPG

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From: Carolyn Martinez

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: can you help? old round bottle unopened cognac

Date 31-05-2005

 I have a picture attached. Have little info on this item. Can you help? Carolyn Attachments: Image005. jpg

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From: Adam Cook cookiect2003

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 31-05-2005

 someone asked my question in september 2003 it is about a clay/stoneware bottle marked curacao sec dubb orange grand diplome d'honneur amsterdam 1883. have you had a chance to get to this one yet? I cannot find anything on the web. thanks 4 your time. Adam Cook

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From: Sydney Mahaffey

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: a bottle!

Date 31-05-2005

Subject: a bottle! Hey, I am in Mississippi, found a (gal)? (1/2 gal)? bottle with two numbers on the bottom. . . OES PAT 87834 directly below that number is OES PAT 89787 this is a jug-like bottle, clear, with thumb grips on each side of the threaded opening (3 threads) Any info would be cool. Thank you, Syd

 Hey Digger, I cannot thank you enough for your input. . . I have looked and looked, though. . what does the OES PAT stand for?? I cannot find that anywhere. . . thank you again, this is something I am not into at all, just found it on this place where I now live. . thank you again.

From: Digger

To: Sydney Mahaffey Sent: Monday, May 30, 2005

 10:25 AM

Subject: Re: a bottle! made in 1932 probably vinegar jug. Made by Owen of Illinois glass company

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From: Chukkercollect

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Soda Pop Bottles

Date 31-05-2005

 Looking very specifically for Rand Bottling Company or Rand Beverage Company or Rand Soda Company or Rand Pop or Seltzer or Rand whatever. . . Soda bottles with a Kewpie embossed on the side. Manufactured in Chicago. Please contact me if you have ever come across one, or know someone who may be able to help me find one. Thank you, sandra g

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From: Leanne C leannec420

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whisky jug question?

Date 31-05-2005

 I am so glad I found your site! For days now I have been searching online about this Geroge Dickel whiskey jug I bought at a garage sale. I know the value wouldn't be high now, I am more wondering about 50 years from now. I don't want to have it as a prop at my western wedding and have it broken if it really was a good garage sale find. The bottle is a ceramic Whiskey Jug, 10 inches high with the little thumb holder, cork top, cream colored with black writing. It says George Dickel, Tennessee Sour mash whiskey, Distilled and bottle only by GEO. A. DICKEL & CO. , TULLAHOMA tennessee, 1 quart, 86 proof. Then on the back it has a picture of how he made the charcoal. . . and on the bottom it says 1 of series 1976. The best part I think is the ORIGINAL box it came in. It explains the whole story of the charcoal. . Aswell is says " The George dickel ceramic jug is produced in limited quantity. Like the superior whisky it contains, the Ceramic jug is hand made by skilled american craftsmen as a replica of an original jug used by George dickel over 100 years ago. You now own the No. 1 of a series : THe burning of the Ricks". It is our plan to continue this series commemorating facts of interest to George Dickel drinkers. Please use this collectable jug as the cornerstone of your display. Sorry for going on there I just wanted to explain the best I could. Do you think this is something worth holding onto in the future? Or is it really nothing? I would love to know your opinion Thank you very much in advanced! Sincerely Leanne Coe

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