May 2006 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2006

From: LARRY/DIANE c

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ANSWERS TO PEOPLE'S QUESTIONS?

Date 05/01/2006 1:24:46 AM

I see many questions, but no answers. How can I read them? Will I get a reply directly to my question? Larry C.

GREETINGS! 30 APRIL 06 Thank you for your time and help! Larry C.  Have two bottoms only.  Please ID for the following: * Manufacturer and location.  * The years produced.  * Used for what purpose. BOTTLE A.  1. Bottom slightly indented [punt]. 2. Bottom O. D. 6. 5 cm  3. Amber color  4. Inscription: WF&S MIL [Milwaukee] BOTTLE B:  1. Bottom slightly indented [punt]. 2. Bottom O. D. 7. 5 cm  3. Amber color. 4. Inscription: R& CO 50

They sound like Beer bottles to me.WF & S stands for William Franzen & Son, Milwaukee circa 1900-1929. R & Co. is often found on Export beer cira 1880-1900 maker is not known.  As for unanswered questions....yup there are lots of them, more of them than anyone would have time to answer - I do work at it but no guarantees, sorry I have answered over 5000 and many more individually.  Digger

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From: rjAM

To:

Subject: wondering

Date 05/01/2006 8:06:06 AM

Hello my name is reg and I live in small town of moree in Australia and was hopping to find some help on what this bottle maybe worth as it has been in my family for ages Never seen it before until I was cleaning out the old chest box from up in the roof So if you know anything or could help me as I don't have a clue where to start.

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Links to some of the other people who have asked about this modern decanter, which I suspect has little more than $10-15 value. Digger

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From: kenneth horton

To: JAOk20@bOTTLEBOOKS.COM

Subject: Re: need info. (please help if -u- can)

Date 05/01/2006 9:49:55 AM

kenneth horton wrote: got over 500 coca-cola bottles (collectables) some old most all over 25+ years have some old avon bottles, milk bottles beer, wine, whiskey, and med. bottles.  i'm wanting to sale if you know are may be interested yourself. are can give me leads as to who to contact. thank you, kenneth horton chattanooga, tennessee p.

Selling bottles is often harder than digging them.  common bottles are tough to move, Avon's even harder unless they are something rare and still in original boxes with contents Ebay is good for comparisons..try your local antique mall.  Digger

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From: Michelle Mitchell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: De Trey's Synthetic Pocelain bottle

Date 05/01/2006 12:51:14 PM

Hi Digger, This past weekend I was digging to put up a retaining wall and I came upon a small bottle. This is a small, clear bottle with "De Trey's Synthetic Porcelain MFD by Caulk". This is a unique little bottle that stands about 3 - 4 inches tall and it has a neat cap on it that almost looks like it was used as a "cup" at some point in time. As if you could pour the contents from the bottle in to the cap?? I don't know. I was wondering if you could give me an idea of how old it might be and if it actually has any value? Would you need a picture in order to give me an accurate estimate? Shelley

Early dental bottle probably from the turn of the century.  Value would be $5-8 range. Digger

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From: mlAM

bepc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: johnson and johnson bottle

Date 05/02/2006 9:03:56 AM

I have recently found an old bottle with screw on cap. The cap has the cursive J & J. (Johnson & Johnson) and appears as though it may be bakelite. The bottom of the bottle reads: J & J 61. also, the letters B in a circle and also C. and a number 6. I can't find anything about this bottle. Can you help? If you need a picture, I will sent it too. Thanks, MJ

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From: Barb Vogel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date 05/02/2006 10:43:50 AM

Hi Digger.  I have a question about a Frank's Tea & Spice Jumbo elephant bottle. Mine is a deep green figural bottle, in the shape of an elephant. It's about 3. 5 inches tall. I also have the original lid, altho it has been notched in the middle to use as a bank. There are no nicks or blemishes on the elephant, and no rust on the lid.  I am wondering about it's value. I've seen a couple clear elephant jars fitting this description, but none have lids and a couple of them have had nicks or imperfections in the glass. To date, I've never been able to find any information on a green elephant jar.  Hope you can help.  Thanks Barb

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From: Dee Fisher csuol

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jim Beam

Bottle

Date 05/02/2006 11:24:50 AM

I have a green slug glass James B Beam

paper lable aroundd nick. Distelling Co. Clarmont-Beam

, Kentucky. BEAM'S CHOICE- 4/5 quart, 86 proof. Bottom of bottle has "Liquor Bottle 5 - D334 and 11972. It's 12 1/2" tall has raised flower pattern, pale green with dark green faded into glass. Was told that is called slug glass. Has a topper on top. Found it in my fathers things and wondered what is is worth. If you can help me will greatly appreciate it. Dee Fisher

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From: JayNRay685

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: druggist bottle

Date 05/02/2006 8:32:15 AM

Dear Digger:  Recently me and my husband were hiking at "Highland Recreation Area" in Michigan. Edsel Ford of the Ford family owned this land prior to the state. We came across a bottle that has the words "Sleder the druggist corner chene & ferry" in the glass. It is about 5 inches tall and has a purple tint to it. It also appears to of had a cork stopper. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you

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From: Clifford Romme hoo

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Ripple Wine

Date 05/02/2006 1:20:34 PM

Thanks - maybe I should let it age in my wine cellar a while longer (if I had a wine cellar that is...)

--- Digger bottlebooks wrote: I think we should get together and break that baby open...oh I am long out of college sorry. I do not have a good idea on this one. I expect it might bring $20 to the right person. Vintage 1981...Ripple...does not go together. . it was the cheapest wine you could buy. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: "Clifford Romme" hoo

To: Sent: Friday, April 28, 2006 12:33 PM

 

Subject: Ripple Wine  I have an unopened bottle of Ripple from about 1981.  I am wondering if this is worth something now and how I should investigate this.  Do you have any suggestions?  Thanks. C. Romme

------------------  Clifford R. Romme

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From: breen. j

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coronet brandy

Date 05/02/2006 1:23:34 PM

I have a couple of brandy bottles that I would like to find out about ( age/value ). Here are some pictures thank you jenn

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From: Kay

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Clear bottle

Date 11/06/2005 12:39:22 PM

Hi there; I have obtained a round clear bottle the is approx. 6" tall that says Federal Law Forbids sale or re-use of this bottle on the side. On the bottom is R-44 : 19 (square with an L)then 55;1098. On the bottom ridge is a 2. It came with a Metal crown royal lid on it. Thanks for any help you can give me Kay

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From: Erika Brown ty. ketchikan. ak. us

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Iler's Eagle Gin Bottle Question

Date 05/02/2006 4:38:56 PM

Hello I am trying to find some information about a bottle (surprise!). I have searched high and low in books and on the internet for more information. I have not had much luck and I am hoping you might have some ideas of history and age.  The bottle is embossed on one side with Iler's Eagle Gin And on the second side with Willow Springs Distilling Co. Omaha Neb.  I have attached some pictures in the hopes you might know more about the bottle. I am not familiar with bottles so I am not sure what information I can provide to aid in identifying the bottle. It is clear glass with a slight purple tinge with no markings on the base.  Thank you for any help you may be able to give me Erika

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From: Bernie Lally

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: thrift jars

Date 05/02/2006 6:00:18 PM

I have several dozen thrift jars. The box reads "1 Doz. 19 ozs. #32 Sealed before processing Made by Thrift Jar Company Baltimore, MD.  They are empty, and some have stickers reading "Home Packed Piccalilli Put up by Mrs. Edith M. Hawley, Agawam , Mass. Hampden County Improvement League Co-operating. " Could you tell me what they might be worth? Thanks.  Lynne Lally

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From: louise mruk  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: groblewski bottles

Date 05/02/2006 8:27:51 PM

We have a bottle of linden cough balsam from AG Groblewski and company. Can you put us in touch with TA Groblewski who is listed on your website as the grandson of AG Groblewski? Thanks, Louise Mruk

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From: Cheryl Luckie ie

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Antique Bottle Question

Date 05/02/2006 8:37:34 PM

I don't understand what you mean by "sheared type top. " I really appreciate your reply. Do you think this is really a wine bottle?

--- Digger bottlebooks wrote: I believe I have seen the bottle and thought it  might be in the range of  $50. I also think they come in a variety of colors as  well...sheared type top? p\

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From: "Cheryl Luckie" ie

To: Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2006 4:46 PM

 

Subject: Antique Bottle Question  While searching I came across your name e as someone willing to answer questions about antique bottles. I would really appreciate any advice you might give  me concerning an antique wine bottle that was given  to me several years ago by an elderly friend. I say  that it is a wine bottle because that's what she told me. She said it had belonged to her late husband & I was  once told that he did "drink" a good bit! Anyway, I  have never seen anything like this bottle anywhere,  even though I have shopped at antique stores & malls  for many, many years. The bottle weighs at least 5 or  6 lbs. The top half of the bottle is in the shape  of what I think is a pink squirrel...long tail but  also long ears (in fact my friend thought it was a  rabbit).  The glass is a beautiful pink color much like the pink depression glass that I collect. It is  evident that no liquid was contained in this part of the bottle. The bottle part of the bottle is clear-colored glass but it is not a smooth surface (hard to explain)...sor of bubbly like. It has a  side opening where I am supposing a cork once was as it does not appear to have been able to have any  other type of closure. I have tried researching this  bottle extensively but just can't find anything about it, especially since it has no numbers or markings of any kind that I can find. I am guessing that if in fact it is a wine bottle, it was probably a promotional, one-time offer kind of situation. I would very much like to know who made the bottle,  when it was made, and a possible worth. If you can  give me any ideas, I would be extremely grateful.

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From: Bruce Wayne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Aurora Brewing CO

Date 05/02/2006 9:57:10 PM

I have an old bottle with raised lettering. It was made by S B & G Co which I believe made bottles in 1881-1905. It is marked Aurora Brewing CO. Aurora, ILL and "Not to be Sold to the Public" on the back. It is clear and has side seams that stop short of the top. It has a flip top cap. I cannot find any trace of this company or this bottle. It came from a farm in Leland IL.  Thank you Bruce

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From: Just Jen lewoman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1776 seagram

s tiffany bottle

Date 05/02/2006 10:59:34 PM

Hi. I have a 1776 Seagram

s Tiffany bottle that still has the seal, unopened, still in bag & box. I was wondering how much it might be worth. I am enclosing a photo of all. Any help is appreciated. thank you Jen K.  

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From: JohnT pabay

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glass Identification.

Date 05/03/2006 12:00:44 AM

Digger, Do you have any idea what type of glass item this is? It is about 6" tall and 5" wide and appears to be hand blown. The spout tapers to a fine opening of only about 1/8" in diameter. Your feedback would be most appreciated!

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From: linda hernandez linda

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: two Bottles I have

Date 05/03/2006 9:08:00 AM

I have two Brown bottles one quart size, they both have seems up the side. but are sunk in in the back. They both have corkscrew tops. The labels are not center just slped on the front both jars have numbers on the bottom the first bottle labeled OLD OVERCOAT WRY WHISHEY. it has a circle and a coat in the middle of it and on outside of the circle is like some kind wheat or barely looking decoration. the bottom of that one has the numbers 54 and a 7. the other one is more interesting. the label has HAWG & HAWG. It shows three pigs, one bent over and the othertwo an each side pinching its bottom. underneith that it says. PINCH BOTTOM. LOWER ON THE BOTTLE IS. The wiskey with the built-in corkscrew, and then PAR BEVERAGE CORP. , Cincinnati 2, Ohio beneith that SOUL IMPORTERS FOR THE U. S. under that it says. NOT DISTILLED IN SCOTLAND OR ANYWHERE ELSE, NOR BOTTLED UNDER GOVERNMENT SUPERSTITION. the numbers under that are 54 and 2 They both lean back because of the glass being sunk in on the back. do these have any value? They are very unique and neet to look at either way. Thanks for your help Linda. H

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From: RiorAM

a0

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date 05/03/2006 5:28:18 AM

Hello My name is Richelle. We own a house in Nineveh, NY which was built in 1860. We have been digging in the back, behind our barn, and came across quite a few bottles and jars. Some of them have names on then most do not. If you know any thing at all about them; it would be very helpful. We are looking for history, age, worth, and possible content. I will try to send pictures of some of them. Thank you very much for you help. Attachment N1: bottles%20025.jpg Attachment N2: bottles%20024.jpg Attachment N3: bottles%20023.jpg Attachment N4: bottles%20022.jpg Attachment N5: bottles%20021.jpg

           

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From: William

Carr peoplepc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: LaSalle

Date 05/03/2006 10:55:18 AM

Do you have any information regarding an old bottle that is squared on the lower half, clear, 7oz. , and bottom says "Bottled By LaSalle Coca Cola Company Toledo Ohio" I didn't come across anything on the net, obviously the company is long out of business.  Thanks for any info. Bill

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From: Don L. Danielson baldwin-telecom

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Halitosine Bottle

Date 05/03/2006 1:08:13 PM

Hello Digger, We were recently driving in the Blue Ridge Mts. of Virginia. As I am a rock hound we were looking for rocks and I discovered a bottle buried partially under a large rock. It is 4 1/2 inches tall and a little of 2 inches in diameter. I have read your answer to another person about this bottle. I wanted you to know that the CCC of which my father was a part, helped the engineers who built the Blue Ridge Parkway by building stone walls along parts of the parkway. They started in 1933. This has been fascinating. Thank you for this website. We are always finding bottles. Phyllis and Don from Wisconsin.

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From: Madeleine Herault e2000

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 05/03/2006 1:43:13 PM

I picked up a bottle with the words SAPHO , more or less engraved into it, was there a medecine or a liquor bottle with that name e? T-You Madeleine Accept that some days you`re the pigeon, and some days you`re the statue!!!

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From: Modern Old Farm farm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wacer Bros. Bottles out of troy ny

Date 05/03/2006 3:22:04 PM

I have found 3 Wacer Bros. bottles(30 oz) But I can't seem to find any info on them. They are stamped registered out of troy ny. Can you give me any info. Thanks Stephanie

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From: Sandi Bagley mchsi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1974 W. B. Cromwell Star whiskey bottle

Date 05/04/2006 3:29:32 AM

Hello,  I have a bottle that I cannot find nay information on. On the front in an oval shape it says Star Whisky, W. B. Cromwell, New York. On the bottom of the bottle it has the date 1974 and then it has a number 344 carved in the bottom. It is shaped somewhat like an old fashioned syrup bottle with a cork in the top. It is very dark in color like a dark Amber. I could send a picture if the description is too vague. I have had the bottle for some time and would like some information.  Thank You, Sandi Bagley

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From: allenhill98 98

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Smirnoff bottle

Date 05/03/2006 5:56:05 PM

Hi, I saw your ad and have a Ste. Pierre Smirnoff bottle exactly like the one pictured in the ad From: From: Cartersmileyss

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 16-06-2004 how much wud a 1818 ste pierre smirnoff Fls 750ml vodka bottle b worth? Could you give me any information on this bottle?

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From: Ollybaum

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: crown royal bottle 1974 un opened

Date 05/03/2006 3:08:40 PM

friend gave this Crown Royal bottle to me un-opened one litre label in tact( A3299900 1974) other label on top1-549 worth anything or just drink it thanx Chris

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From: Jennifer Wallace comcast

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 05/03/2006 11:47:32 PM

Found a glass bottle that looks like a vase but has a screw on top that would take a zinc lid.  On bottom it says" Sears Manufacturing U Sav-It" Any info you might be able to provide would be appreciated.  Jennifer Wallace

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From: Slcheek49

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Vintage Coca-Cola, Indian Head Bottle

Date 05/03/2006 8:46:40 PM

A friend of mine has recently found a vintage Coca-Cola bottle that has several embossed Indian Heads surrounding the bottle. This bottle is embossed with Paris, Texas also. Can you tell us something about this bottle and when it may have been made!!

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From: Hutchsoda

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Egan Pontil Ink

Date 05/04/2006 2:48:25 PM

Hi digger, I have a open pontil round ink embossed on the side EGAN. It stand's 2" tall and is 1 1/2" around. I have shown this at a few show's to ink collectors and no one has ever seen it. Do you know anything about it? Thanks, Theo Adam

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From: linda bentley AM

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To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old fitzgerald collection bottle

Date 05/04/2006 10:17:41 PM

Hey there I have a brown bottle that has gold markings on it of man o war . On the bottom it says, Old Fitzgerald Collection. On the top stopper it has 1849. Just wondering how old and if its a collectors item? Thanks Jerry Bentley linda .

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From: Jenkins, AdAM

philAM

useum

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Which publication.

Date 05/05/2006 10:22:52 AM

Hi, Which of your books would tell me about "label under glass" bottles and flasks? I'm particularly interested in how they are made.  when you can Adam

Jenkins

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From: James&Diane Morgan  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question: Dr. Jayne

Date 05/05/2006 1:22:59 PM

Hello. Dr. Jayne was a relative of mine and I have two small, light blue bottles - one a little bigger than the other. I am trying to find information about Dr. Jayne's recipe - someone told that there was cocaine in it. Can you help or point me in the right direction?  You have sn interesting site. I look forward to looking at it more.

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From: Richard Pitman tman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mirrasoul Brothers Beer Bottles

Date 05/05/2006 4:07:22 PM

Information. My grandfather John Mirrasoul and his brother Peter Mirrasoul in San Francisco bottled and distributed National Brewing Co beer. They were put out of business by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. They moved to Marshfield Oregon and were out of this business.

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From: jackbissellnet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: J. FERD: NAGEL bottle

Date 05/06/2006 12:22:49 AM

Hello, One of the bottles I found on Mona Island 30 years ago has the inscriptions: J. FERD:NAGEL and HIGHEST MEDAL VIENNA 1873. Any information on this bottle would be greatly appreciated. It is green in color and coffin shaped. I'd be glad to send photo. Thank you. Jack Bissell

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From: Bruce Wayne ahoo

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Aurora Brewing CO

Date 05/06/2006 1:17:10 PM

Thank you Just thought I'd send you a pic of the bottle.  Digger bottlebooks wrote: Listed 1890-1920 Aurora Brewing Company then again at 430 N. River St 1934-1939 SB & G was as you said Streator Glass 1881-1905- so...1890-1905 is your date.  Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: Bruce Wayne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 9:57 PM

 

Subject: Aurora Brewing CO I have an old bottle with raised lettering. It was made by S B & G Co which I believe made bottles in 1881-1905. It is marked Aurora Brewing CO. Aurora, ILL and "Not to be Sold to the Public" on the back. It is clear and has side seams that stop short of the top. It has a flip top cap. I cannot find any trace of this company or this bottle. It came from a farm in Leland IL.  Thank you Bruce

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From: John & Vicki Thompson on

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: A Bottle Question

Date 05/06/2006 1:43:56 PM

Hello - I ran across your web site and was wondering if you could help me out regarding this bottle. I have attached pictures. Thank you so much for your time.  Vicki Thompson

 

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From: dtsrottweilers_7epc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bludwine bottle Green that came out of an old pack house

Date 05/06/2006 1:54:54 PM

Hey, My husband and I just bought an old farm house in North Carolina. . We have a pack house in the back which my house had to take down the car port of it because it was rotten. . This is what he found in the wall of the pack house. . You see it has a cork on the inside. . This bottle has a very small chip in the bottom. . On the bottle it says "Drink Delicious Bludwine For Your Healths Sake". At the bottom it says content 7 oz then below that it has 1927 A ROOT 15. . Finally it has Bludwine Bottling Co. Kinston, NC. The bottle is Green. . I have tried to search the internet but nothing from Kinston. . What what I've seen it dates back to the 1920's. . We have 3 other bottles but they have not cork and there is no chips. . Could please let me know more about this bottle. . Thank You. . Tracy Morris 

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From: Teresa Degagne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Antique Bottle Question

Date 05/06/2006 3:54:42 PM

I am not a bottle collector but thought this was a cool bottle and was wondering if there is anything you can tell me about this antique bottle, what it was used for, if it is rare or not and possible value range? It is in excellent shape, no cracks or chips, with the stopper ring and marble. The large embossed lettering on the front of the bottle reads "W. Lister", "Thornhill Lees". I believe it is a BIM Codd neck bottle with aqua green coloring, nine inches in height. The number on the bottom "5608" if a patent number would date the bottle around 1876. Thank you so much for your help with this.  Best Regards, -Teresa DeGagne

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From: Nollaigob

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: De kuyper bottle

Date 05/06/2006 4:19:02 PM

Hi, I found a dark green coffin shaped bottle with rounded edges in Ireland. It has "who de kuyper nightly takes soundly sleeps and fit awakes" written diagonally on one of its sides and "DE KuYPER'S  SQUAREFACE" on the other. It is 9" tall and has a line running down one of the corners. It has a couple of tiny chips missing. If you could tell me its approximate age, its origin and if it is worth anything I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you. Noel Brady

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From: Michelle Meyer e

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 05/06/2006 10:10:41 PM

Dear Sir, I have a bottle in wonderful condition that I can not find any information on. The size and shape is comparable to a propane tank for a portable grill. It has a cork in the top and a red neck. The neck is about 1/2" long. In raised lettering is "Bischoff". At the top of the bottle there is a small round label with "Bielzoff" diagonally printed. The bottle then has an indentation and below that another label. It's a silhouette in red of a man on a horse trimmed in silver. Above that is printed "Red Horse" and right below the man and horse "Curacoa" is printed in a curved banner. Below that it says "60 Proof" "4/5 of one quart" and also "Prepared and bottled by D. J. Bielzoff Products Co. , Chicago. On the back is a label with printing inside a "scroll" type frame that says: "May we Suggest- This liqueur has a most distinctive flavor which has been known to ancients these many years. Sipping it slowly from a cordial glass loosens the gates of interesting conversation. A few dashes may be added to any cocktail to give it zest. " On the left side of the front label is a sticker in the shape of Indiana that says: "State of Indiana Excise tax Paid 20(cents sign) 1/5 GALLON SPIRITOUS BEVERAGES Excise administrator" The bottle is made out of "crock" or stoneware and the color is either black or dark brown. I'm not sure of it's value but it's a pretty cool looking bottle. Any info you can give me at all would be greatly appreciated! And also if you think it has any value. Thank you for your time. Michelle Meyer

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From: donald s crump sn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: stoneware bottle-rhein-preussen

Date 05/06/2006 11:52:57 PM

Dear Digger, These two bottles were found in some old cisterns or wells in downtown Memphis, Tn. They were dug up during the foundation work on the Federal and the County office buildings I the very early 1970's. They have a double circle stamped emblem on them. The outer circle has the letters RHENS stamped there, the inner circle has what looks like a set of crossed flag sticks on one side and what looks like a cross of some kind on the other side. Underneath this circle are the words, RHEIN:PRUESSEN. I have done a little research and have found that they may be manufactured by the appollonaris-brunnen company. Some of the other items found in the old wells were said to have been about 100 to 150 yrs. old. I would like to know the approximate value of these bottles. I will send pictures. The reddish one is 12 1/4" tall and 3 1/4" in diameter, the light tan one is 11 5/8" tall and 3 3/8" in diameter. Both bottles weigh approximately 2 lbs. Thank you very, very, much. Sincerely, Donald S.

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From: Chip Cable com

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: fleschhut's

Date 05/07/2006 10:06:50 AM

Hi John, Hope all is well! I saw the question on your website about the Dr. Fleschhut's bitters bottle.  I know all about the history of the bottle and the man who made it if you want to forward my email to the person asking. We have a cottage on a lake in Laporte, which is where I started collecting bottles in the late 60's. I have an article from the Laporte historical society from 1949 that explains the whole story, plus I have an original photograph of the Dr.  The last one sold for around $450.  See you in Mansfield? Best regards, Chip PS the email on your website was from 4/16/05

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From: James Quinton hvc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Joe Vogel Seltzer Bottle

Date 05/07/2006 12:30:13 PM

Have a Blue Seltzer bottle with original label and cast spout. says ' Joe Vogel NY 3-60 and on bottom of bottle says made in Czechoslovak. Label on front says Good Health and has script name e in glass. Any help would be appreciated. Jim

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From: Denise Culbert  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: antique jade snuff bottle?

Date 05/07/2006 1:44:22 PM

I am sending 2 photo's of what I believe to be a jade green pepper shaped snuff bottle. The measurements are, 2 1/4"H X 1 1/4" W I bought it at an auction but know little about antiques so am unsure if this is an antique or how valuable it may be. Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated.  Sincerely, Denise

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From: James Tolman er2003

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Snowflake whiskey

Date 05/07/2006 1:51:33 PM

I have a snow flake whiskey bottle that I found while hunting in the Mojave desert. I am having trouble finding information about this bottle. Especially what it might be worth. I have looked on several auction list but have not seen this bottle. What little I have found is that its a 1878 -1885 and rare with only about 10 other bottles known. (probably why I can't find it on any list) My bottle is probably in the very good to excellent grade. It does have a lot of small external scratches from setting the desert for 100 years. Its got 1 possible chip at the bottom. I say possible because this bottle has some internal flaws in the glass. My question are: Where is the best place to find an approximate value? what is the safest way to clean this type of Bottle?  Thanks Jim  snowflake

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From: Lori ap

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Moonlight bleach

Date 05/07/2006 4:03:45 PM

I have found a bottle that I see someone has asked you about back on 10/18/03. Moonlight-Bleach" is the brand that was originally sold in bottle. Was manufactured by Sunlight Chemical Corp which was located in Phillipsdale, Rhode Island. The bottle has a smiling sun on both sides with outward extending rays. The bottle has a six inch diameter at the bottom and is aprox. twelve inches tall. It can hold up to a gallon of liquid. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? Thank you, Lori

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From: Rita Boland don

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date 05/07/2006 4:38:12 PM

I just found your website and I'm not sure if you're still taking questions via email about bottles or not. I have this old bottle and can't find any information on it anywhere. I've attached pictures of both the front, back and the bottom. As you can see it just mainly says "1788" which I'm guessing was not the year the bottle was made but instead was the name e of the whiskey or liquor that it held. Any information as to history, contents, value etc would be greatly appreciated. The dark Amber bottle measures 9" tall and is 3 7/8" in diameter.  Thanks so much, Rita

 

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From: SCOTT BASHAW  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: UNKNOWN BOTTLE

Date 05/07/2006 9:24:42 PM

I came across this bottle buried by a tree in the woods of new hampshire. I have tried to search the internet about it but can not find out anything. Family is very interested to learn the history of this bottle. It is an aqua color, blob type top with some of the metal ring crusted to the top. Embossed with the following on one side.... . "daniel bahr , 679 grand st, brooklyn". The other side is embossed with a db logo and the words "registerd 1889". Is 7 1/4 inches high and has a smooth bottom. Is very thick glass. Side seams run to the blob type top.  Could you tell me a little history of this bottle or at least some place to start researching. . ???Don't think is worth anything but interesting anyway. Thank you for your time, s. Bashaw thebhive3

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From: Hutchsoda

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Egan Pontil Ink

Date 05/07/2006 6:38:07 PM

Hi Digger, I am sending you the pictures. Thanks, Theo

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From: susan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: log cabin bottles

Date 05/07/2006 11:35:38 PM

Digger, I recently started my bottle hunting and found two log cabin bottles. ; I have been unable to find out any information about the clear glass bottles in the shape of a log cabin. Is it rare and valuable? ; Thanks.  

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From: KFusaroastewart

To: JAOk20@bOTTLEBOOKS.COM

Subject: fish-shaped bottles

Date 05/08/2006 12:31:44 PM

Hello ~ I'm writing a piece on fish-shaped kitchenware (bottles, plates, platters, etc. ), and would like to ask you a quick question about bitters bottles.  If you have a moment to speak with me, just send me your number. Or, if you'd rather answer it over e-mail, just let me know.  Thanks so much.  ~ Kimberly kimberly fusaro | staff writer | martha stewart living omnimedia | 212. 827. 8624

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From: DON GULLION erizon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: brown jug???

Date 05/08/2006 12:40:22 PM

Hi, I found a brown jug, made by Duraglas. I is a gallon jug. On the bottom it has a Circle in a diamond shape. There is a T in the circle. On the left is a 7 on the right a 6 and on the bottom of the diamond/circle is a 2. I would appreciate any help. Thanks very much. Betty Gullion

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From: clinton clark d

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glass bottle

Date 05/08/2006 4:43:18 PM

Digger, We keep finding old glass bottle in my mom's back yard. We found one that we can't find anything about it. It's cobalt blue about 7" high and it's triangle in shape one side is rounded off. One side says Laxol and a other side says A. J White , LTD New York-Rio De Janeiro it has a number 3 on the bottom.  Thanks Christy

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From: Tall12be

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Inquiry

Date 05/08/2006 1:39:01 PM

Hi Digger, I was wondering what your response was to this question posted in Dec. 03 (see below). (I have a blue bottle just like the 1st one she describes) Thanks, Nichol

From: Journeywalker

To: Digger

Subject: Lestoil Reproduction?

Date 25-12-2003 Hello Digger, I have a question pertaining to a cobalt flask that I purchased at a tag sale. It looks very similar to the photo of the "lestoil Repro Flask" you have on your website. It is cobalt blue or blue, height is 8 3/4" & about 4 3/4" wide. It has a 'tooled, rounded out top (3/8"), with the very top being flat. ' The bottle seem goes all the way up to just prior to its top, which in my research shows it to be a bottle from 1880-1890. The initial neck portion appears 'stretched. ' One side of bottle has an eagle w/ a shield (8 or 9 bars). Eagle hold 3 spears in one claw & some sort of branches in the other. Opposite side of bottle has a bust of the statue of liberty? with 13 stars around her. each picture is enclosed within a 'arch' type circle. The bottom of bottle shows an 8. Further, I have a dark green bottle, 9 1/8" high, 4 1/4" wide with embossing on both sides & bottom. Seams reach all the way to bottle top. Top is similar to flask above, except the rounded part is wider (1/2"). One side reads: "frank's Safe Kidney & Liver Cure (top), with some kind of box/safe or something on wheels, & below it "Rochester, NY. " Opposite side reads" Since 1892 works wonders. This is not a polite way of drinking. Nothing in this remedy will grow on anyone, no danger of contracting the drink or any other kind of habit. " Bottom of bottle reads: "Wheaton, N. J. " with a indented (instead of raised) thick "Z"? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you, Kristen

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From: MaLaura stound

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 05/08/2006 6:51:02 PM

Hi, I have a 1965 bottle (fifth) of crown royal. Is it worth anything?

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From: Richard Schrader er

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Knoxit Globules

Date 05/09/2006 10:22:22 AM

Hi Digger! What Can you tell me about a small embossed bottle "Knoxit Globules" ? Thanks! .

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From: MariePB192

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 05/09/2006 9:25:08 AM

I was at the ocean one day just looking around and I found a medicine bottle that washed up the bottom says Duraglas and the front says owens its clear white with a black plastic lid and down the side it has nos like 2-1 the other side has 80-40-20 gone down the bottle do you know anything about this bottle thank you Marie

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From: sharpsquirt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pickle jar?

Date 05/09/2006 2:14:59 PM

Hi, A friend of mine brought an unusual jar to me, to see if I could help in identifying it for her. It has no wording, is clear and is 71/4" tall and 4" wide. It is embossed with a woman dressed in a dress and apron with button-up heels on and is carrying a long knife in one hand and a rolling pin in the other. On her curly head of hair is a pot with a handle. I researched it myself and found it is BIM. It has a grooved top with a metal screw on lid. The base is smooth with a circular mold mark which leads me to believe it may be a pickle jar. It is in perfect condition although the metal lid has some scruff marks and a small amount of rust. Anything you could tell me would greatly be appreciated. The friend of mine is in her mid 50's and says it belonged to her grandmother. Thanks in advance, Danette

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From: John & MaryLynn Thomas

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date 05/09/2006 7:13:21 PM

I have a set of 12 bottles from the vento wine import inc. Cleveland, Ohio The set is called faces of the world. I was wondering how old they may be and what they may be worth. thank you John Thomas

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From: Paul Ovadal s

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: TC Brewery Bottle

Date 05/09/2006 10:44:27 PM

I see the question asked in feb 2004. I have the same bottle which I found in a box in the attic with many other unmarked bottles. A light bluish tint to it. On the same side it says Trefz at the top, it says REGISTERED at the bottom. The TC is an emblem with BREWERY under it, NEWARK, N. J. at the bottom.  Any info you have would be appreciated. thanks.

From: Dear3Man To Digger

Date 29-02-2004 Can you tell me anything on a bottle I have that says "Trefz" on one side and "TC Brewery" on the other side. On the bottom of the bottle it says, "Newark NJ"

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From: Bredmod

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 05/09/2006 8:37:29 PM

please tell me about this bottle: description: manastirka slivovitz bottle covered in leather with shoulder strap round bottle 4. 5 quarts.... round bottle with square base...the leather is actually made around the bottle. bottle can not be removed from the leather...given to me twenty years ago.... . used to contain old plum brandy from yugoslavia...pany isprokupac beograd thank you brenda

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From: Pmuller0911

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Vitreous Stone pottery

Date 05/10/2006 11:51:49 AM

Hi, I do a lot of scuba diving in Palm Beach Florida and have found many interesting things, like cannons, and a vitreous stone bottle. It says: vitreous stone pottery Bourne & son Denby pottery P. & J. Arnold. London England. What is this? Pete Muller

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From: sunnysignerline

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Charles Gulden Mustard Jar

Date 05/10/2006 4:50:53 PM

Hello, we found a mustard jar - looks pretty old.  embossing - CHARLES GULDEN - CAP 8 FL. OZ. - NET WT 8 1/2 AVD - NEW YORK Size - about 4 " in height Mouth of Bottle has lid on it over the top - looks like a twist base of the bottle - embossing - "Gulden's Patent Cap Mustard" shape of bottle - round color - clear condition - bottle in good condition - lid is not I would like to know, age, rarity value and history thank you very much barbara

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From: Fishman4u2oo1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: re

Date 05/10/2006 8:05:38 PM

My brother need some information on a particular Coca Cola bottle. Here is all the info he found on it. James E Crass , Crass Delicious Beverage, Hagerstown Md. It's a 10 oz bottle. theres numbers are also on the bottle: 40 with a circle and a number 6 or a G in the middle of the circle. I think these numbers is the patent with the date 1966. not sure though. 15251-66 Not to clear on the color .

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From: DHallacher

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: unknown hutchinson bottle

Date 05/10/2006 11:00:20 PM

Digger I recently dug up a hutchinson bottle I can find no info on its a blue aqua color and embossed with the name e G. W. FOCHT PHILA the last A in phila is raised and underlined. The bottle itself is sort of bell shaped. Any info and value would be appreciated

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From: Paul Simmonds

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Help with old quaker

Date 05/11/2006 7:46:10 AM

Not sure if you can help but old quaker whiskey had a series of bottles with different dogs hanging from the neck.  I am trying to find out which dogs were used especially no. 17 Thanks Paul & Gabrielle Simmonds PO Box 3 Emerald VIC 3782, Australia Tel: 03 59683383  marstenmoor hment N1: image001. gif

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From: rhonda tuttle tle2002

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 05/11/2006 1:50:51 PM

hello digger, I have a few bottles I cannot locate to see how much they may be worth. 1. is a brown clorox glass 32 oz. bottle and with a screw lid. 2. a blue cobalt vics vapor medicine bottle with a glass dropper inside it.  can you tell me where to locate some info on these items . ????  thanks  rhonda t.  california

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From: buckiesbears

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: GLASS RC COLA BOTTLES. . FULL ONES

Date 05/11/2006 1:59:31 PM

Hey digger. . I have some full glass rc cola bottles with painted labels. Are they worth anything? I've spent the last hour reading your questions & answers. . Loved them! Thanks for any help. .  Buckie of wv

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From: Shirlann78

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle found deep in ground

Date 05/11/2006 5:12:14 PM

Hello.... we are currently putting up a new wall around our home which of course required us to dig and upon doing so I cam across a bottle that is very unique. I've seen many bottles and this one is much different.... it matches a description dating back from 1840.... has a flares lip.... mold seam .... bottom surface on the rough side, I guess maybe from pontil? However there is a marking on the front of this bottle that I can't seem to match anywhere online, it feels as if it's raised but when you turn it to the side some of it is and isn't...kinda like not a perfect job. I did the best I could taking a picture, but I hope that it is enough for you to shed a little light on it for me. it stands about 5 1/2inches & has a metal top with cork still in it, The top has some sort of floral design but very coroated. Thank you, Shirley

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From: Cassandra Fairfield ld

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date 05/11/2006 9:30:04 PM

Good Evening,  I am inquiring about four bottles that I have. I was wondering if you would have any info about their history, value and age. The first is an old Pepsi-Cola bottle. The second is a bottle that is about 9 inches tall and reads REGISTERED on the top. Beneath that it says STAR BOTTLING WKS. Than there is a picture of a star and beneath the star it reads PORTLAND, ME  The third bottle is about 8 inches tall and reads LH KELLOGG than beneath that it say in script CHEMICAL COMPANY. Than there is a hand holding some sort of a beaker with a circle around it. The word KELCO makes up the bottom of the circle. Below that it says MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, USA. It is a 15 OZ bottle because the back has OZS starting at 0 (top of bottle) and ends at 15 (bottom of bottle). The fourth bottle is about 4 inches tall. The front reads BAKERS FLAVORING EXTRACT BAKERS EXTRACT COMPANY. The left side reads STRENGTH AND PURITY.  DSCF2278 DSCF2293 DSCF2295 DSCF2296 DSCF2302 Thanks for your time. Sincerely, Cassandra Have a great day!!!

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From: Douggin Collectibles hentel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: MAM

my's bottle

Date 05/11/2006 9:32:41 PM

Digger, I have a green soda ? 1 qt. 6 0z. embossed Mammy's on the top along with the size. On the bottom it reads; Mammy's . . trademark registered...O over triangle making it probably 1940's. I am sure someone knows this bottle but its the first one I have run across. Can anyone give me a location and value? Also have and answer for the reader about the White House Vinegar Light house. Made in the 20's and held Apple Cider Vinegar. It used to be worth about $200 but an outfit called glass of faith has been selling a lot of repros and has driven the price down. It easy to tell the difference. 'The repro's have a perfectly smooth bottom with no embossing and the original had a number and an old large potil type circle mark on it. Usually on the side seam the original is down right ugly but the repro is perfect. The original now sells in the $85 range. Thanks. . Doug Bowers

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From: nikkiriddle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Found Bottle

Date 05/11/2006 11:02:22 PM

Recently I found a small clear bottle on the beach. It is clear and has "DEW" across the bottom. It is very small and I am not having any luck finding what it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.  Nikki

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From: Kelly Lockard d1s

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Unusual Shaped Bottle With Glass Stopper/Pharmaceutical?

Date 05/11/2006 11:10:51 PM

Hi Digger- I was on your website and had no luck. I am having trouble identifying this bottle. It is clear glass, looks to be from a mold. It is 7 3/4" tall, 9 1/2" tall with the stopper. The neck is 4", the base is approximately 3" square and the stopper is 5 3/8". The stopper has a drip edge or ridge along one side of the bottom section and ground on the bottom. The mold seams seem to go over the top of the lip, this is based on touch. I'm not sure what type of lip this is. There is a diamond shape on the middle of the base, then there's a circular ridge with a space of about 1/4", there is something pressed into this as far as maker name e or place or other identifying information, but the only legible thing I can read is USA. The two sides are smooth, the front pattern has a measurement table from 1 to 12 and the words DESIGN PAT APPLIED FOR.  Do you know what this bottle was used for, possible age and desirability? If the pictures don't show, please let me know. Thanks for all your help.  Kelly http://i31.

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From: Arlene ahoo. ca

To: JAOk20@bOTTLEBOOKS.COM

Subject: Canadian Bottles

Date 05/12/2006 12:19:21 AM

Do your books cover bottles found in Canada and are possibly Canadian make or from Scotland and the UK. ? Arlene

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From: Marilyn & Tony nd

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 05/12/2006 12:29:56 AM

Hi, I have the same question to ask as Sarah Ruby's question sent to you on 20 Dec 2004. I have two bottle as she describes with a BW mark, but with three crowns instead of Sarah's two: one on top and two below. Would you be able to let me know something about them? Best wishes, Marilyn Myers

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From: MMB555

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old jug

Date 05/12/2006 7:40:55 AM

I have an old jug made from pottery, tan on bottom dark brown on top marked with a blue m and then a number 5. Can you tell me anything about it? It's in perfect condition, very big and heavy

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From: Angelarevell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: eiffel tower lemonade

Date 05/12/2006 8:25:16 AM

found a 5 inch tall Eiffel tower lemonade bottle. square shape, light green by foster clark of maidstone.  I know its not valuable, please tell me what date if you can please.  many thanks - look forward to hearing from you. (angie)

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From: Paul Creelman tlantisTo: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: SeagrAM

s 1963 V. O. unopened with tax seal

Date 05/12/2006 1:52:59 PM

Hey there, found you on the internet.I have a bottle of Seagram 's V. O. 1963, unopened with the tax seal still in place. Worth anything? Besides a good drink? and if so, can I drink it? Thanks, Paul

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From: Brittany vezina dymexx

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. Greene's Nervura bottle

Date 05/12/2006 2:25:04 PM

Hello my name is Nicole. My father dragged up an old medicine bottle. It is a Dr. Greene's Nervura bottle. The attachment I sent you is a picture I got off of another website, it shows the same bottle my father dragged up, its the one laying in the front on its side. Anyways the one my dad has is kind of a greenish color because it has been sitting in the water for what appears to be a long time. There are no cracks or scratches on the bottle. I tried to go on to e-bay to try and find out how much a bottle like that might be worth, but I had no luck. So I am e-mailing you to see if you had any idea how much it could possibly be worth. I also googled this specific bottle and found out that it was kind of like a prozack, the dates that this was made in range from 1896-1898 1902-1903. If you could e-mail me back a. s. a. p that would be great. Thank you for your time.  

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From: Jeff Lowman nalcopyems

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What is it.

Date 05/12/2006 1:42:13 PM

Hi Digger, Attached you will see a bottle I found on one of my hunts. I do not have a clue what it is. Could you help me with I. D. It is 8 1/2 inches tall. 2 1/2 inches wide at square base. Glass is almost a smoked color. Thanks, Jeff Lowman

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From: johnny bowen her

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Lots of bottles

Date 05/12/2006 4:33:11 PM

HI, my name e is john, I am from Michigan but been building in New Orleans for six months or so right now. I've found HUNDREDS of bottles digging new footings for the houses we build. I've only kept a few, but we are digging a few times a month and find more. I've kept a few and a seltzer blue bottle led me to you on the net. I am computer ignorant, and can't find a website that would have Thousands of bottles for me to do some easy comparison to. I want to know all I can about these bottles. Any advice for a first time possible bottle collector?? I have limited access to internet in New Orleans, so take your time in returning to me. Very grateful, John Bowen

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From: karen smith dnet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: just wondering

Date 05/12/2006 6:16:30 PM

 

Subject: just wondering  Hello, Last fall my husband and I went on a trip to colorado and we went to see this abandoned ghost of a town and in this one structure the floor boards were pretty bad and loose and under one while we thought we would find dropped coins I spotted a very pretty blue bottle that had an unusual name e that was spelled Wynkoops and also sarsaparilla. The bottle was a rectangular shape with rounded shoulders and I would say 12 inches tall. I know it had what is called a pontil mark for it had a rough round mark on the bottom that was a bit sharp. Anyway, a man that ran an antique store in a nearby town said he would give me 10 dollars for it and said he would try to maybe sell it for twenty. I was always wondering how rare or what this bottle was worth. In a way I really did not want to sell it but I am not a bottle collector and felt that $10. 00 was well worth it. I would appreciate any information that you can give. Thank you! Karen

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From: SkIMission

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 05/12/2006 2:07:42 PM

Dear Mr. Odell: My wife inherited a bunch of old bottles, some with without liquid in them.  On is a DuBouchett Many. Blanc Crystallized Rock and Rye Liquer, 25/32 QAuart 60 Proof. Looks like ti was opened but as about an inch or so is gone. The rest looks like branches along with sugar/crystal something.  there is writing via the glass That Says Federal Law Forbids Sale or Reuse of this bottle.  Part of a tax stamp saying 9964, California.  Does anyone collect this stuff??? Any idea what she could sell it for? thankjs TErry

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From: Noel & Dee Bennett

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 05/12/2006 10:59:17 PM

Hello Digger My name is Dee and I live in Australia I have been given this decanter and I cant seem to find out any information on it or what its worth. It is 10 inches high and 6 inches wide as you can see in the photos it's in good condition, when you pick it up it plays music in the base of it, it has a music box also on the base is says "Japan" It has a ship on the front of it and it looks like its covered in gold leafing. There is a note inside the bottle which say's "how dry I am " I would really love to know its origin and what it's worth Many thanks for your time and assistance. I really like your website Regards Dee

 

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From: Lisa Newby

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date 05/13/2006 12:55:18 AM

Hi There! This bottle is 11 inches tall and about 3 1/2 inches wide. It is black glass with a terra cotta(maybe a little darker)background and a creamy off white color for the actual scene of I believe Cleopatra and Anthony. Topped off with a milk glass stopper. Bottom of bottle has D-334 118 62 1, and the words Federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Lisa

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From: D and D Landscaping

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dad Chemical company

Date 05/13/2006 1:10:37 AM

I just found a small Amber bottle still corked and half full in a wall of an old farm house we are redoing. It is labeled Dad Chemical company. I read the only posing you had about the company and searched the internet but am unable to find out the value or more about the company. I also found a bottle of J. R. Watkins Liniment with the label on it.  Thanks for your help. Sherry D.

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From: lisa ine

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date 05/13/2006 8:30:43 AM

Hi, We have a green Vaseline glass bottle that is 10" high, 4" in diameter, no seam , has a twist design and worn. There is writing in Blue that says G. Howeling, mineral water fabriek. Below that it says Amsterdam . There is writing above the name e which looks like maalscha_ _ _ _pio_ atie. At least that is what it might look like. The writing is very faded but the bottle itself is in excellent condition. We would like to know the history and value if possible.  Thank-you Lisa

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From: Gregory Lanier 1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date 05/13/2006 1:28:16 PM

Digger, My wife and I purchased this bottle today at the flea market. The man said he dug it up 30 years ago. We can’t find any information about anything in regards to the bottle on the internet. Can you take a look at the attached photos and give your opinion? In case you you can't read the photos, it says: REGISTERED CHARLES H. JOYCE 5-19-15 MIDDLE ST. LOWELL, MASS. THIS BOTTLE IS NOT TO BE SOLD Thanks, Greg and Crystal Lanier

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From: Eddie & Nahal eriver

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle found in Tucson 1880 trash dump House Of Lords Whisky

Date 05/13/2006 2:41:53 PM

I stumbled onto your site last week its great to have such an informative resource thank you .  The bottle I found was in the old Tucson trash dump 1880s it's the only one I have found like this #1 it's aqua green #2 it has an applied top #3 it's square at the base and has short neck the looks like a lady leg bottle #4 the seam goes from the base half way up the neck #5 the bottom is is square with a concave spot in the middle with embossed lettering with numbers and writing #6 It has embossing on two sides House of Lords Whisky on one side and on the other Munro Dalwhinnie Scotland _____reuse of bottle prohibited #7 the square base measures 3. 5" wide by 3. 5 " high , and it has 3. 5" inche high neck total 7 inches high # 8 mint condition and clean Questions A how old is it B is it rare or common C and of course how much is it worth "but thats not reeeeeally important " :] Thanks Again Eddie

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From: Lorrie Sauls  

To: Digger Bottles

Subject: Question. forgot to include measurements

Date 05/13/2006 4:37:34 PM

Hi Digger, I have an old Puritas Water Bottle (pic. attached) I would appreciate any info you could give me. Bottom reads: California Consumers Company Los Angeles, California For Puritas Water Service Call Trinity 1861  Appro: 9 1/2" tall & 5 3/4" accross the base.  Does this mean the bottle year is 1861? What is approx. value? Thank You Lorrie A Sauls

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From: Margaret Papa  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle in the attic

Date 05/13/2006 5:14:05 PM

HI Digger: I have a blue green bottle 5inches high about 2inch square with raised print on it. "MILLIKEN'S PARLOR PRIDE STOVE ENAME EL MILLIKEN&CO BOSTON&NY" is what it says. Can you tell me anything about it? value, age? Thanks so much! Margaret Papa mmpapa285

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From: mike collins bc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wine bottle

Date 05/13/2006 6:53:49 PM

i have a unopen decanter of a rifle that is a BORGHINI CHIANTI RED WINE MADE IN ITALY is this worth anything or where can I find out about it. thanks for your time

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From: Lyn Ham

merle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: REG on Milk Bottle ?

Date 05/13/2006 7:34:51 PM

You have a very informative website, Thank You.  Could you tell me what the "REG" on the bottom of my old milk bottle means. It says like REG B1 or REG 811 It's hard to read is that a Patent Number ? Thanks in advance.

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From: Denis Mcool  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: antique Teapot

Date 05/14/2006 7:03:23 AM

Do you any idea about this Teapot ? (see pictures attached) Has a cork with a Seal in it that says "GIROLAM O LUXARDO, 1821, TORREGLIA - ITALY" On the bottom, it says "MADE IN ITALY FOR LUXARDO 19??, TORREGLIA (PA)

 

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From: Joseph Brancone mail

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mr. Boston's Pinch Bottle

Date 05/14/2006 3:47:06 PM

Hi, I recently was going through some boxes from my deceased parents' house and found an unopened bottle (seal still intact) of Mr. Boston's Pinch Bottle Blended Whiskey. It is a brown bottle that has an emblem on the neck of the bottle with an etched eagle over the word "SOUVENIR" and under that the year 1953. One side of the bottle refers to the Presidential Inauguration with a picture of the Capitol building and both MCMLIII and 1953 on it. I guess this refers to Eisenhower's inauguration.  Is this worth anything and if not - would you advise drinking this whiskey??? Thanks. Joe B

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From: Lea Idlewine _girl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about a bottle

Date 05/14/2006 4:49:36 PM

I've been reading through all of the questions and answers on your web site.  I noticed a question about a soda bottle that would have been close to mine, but I didn't see an answer. So, I'm including a photo with my question. The bottle is clear glass and is 7 3/4 inches tall. It says CC SODA around the shoulder of the bottle. It reads "BOTTLE PAT'D NOV 6, 1923" in small print just below the shoulder. It reads "MACK & CO BOTTLING WORKS MONON, IND" in a circle design on the main portion of the bottle and "PROPERTY OF COCA COLA BOTTLING CO" just below the circle design. The bottom of the bottle reads "MACK & CO". Another interesting fact about this bottle is that it was found within 20 miles of Monon, Indiana. I'd be interested to know what this bottle is worth. Thanks.

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From: Lea Idlewine _girl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about a bottle

Date 05/14/2006 5:02:14 PM

I need your help. I'm attaching a couple pictures of a bottle that was given to me as a gift. It is a light green bottle that's 7 3/4 inches tall, 3 3/8" wide and 1 1/2" deep. It has "L & W" on the bottom with a possible pontil mark. I do not see any other distinguishing marks. If you could give me any info on this bottle, I'd be grateful.

 

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From: Donna Battles

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glass windex bottle

Date 05/14/2006 5:44:15 PM

I was wondering if you could give me a idea of how much a glass windex bottle would be worth? It's made out of duraglass excellent condition. Found it digging in my yard. Hope you can help!!! I was wondering if you could give me a idea of how much a glass windex bottle would be worth? It's made out of duraglass excellent condition. Found it digging in my yard. Hope you can help!!!

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From: Grant Goss msn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 05/14/2006 7:58:21 PM

I found a brown bottle in an old sheep camp area (1920 to 1950) that has measurements of 1/2 cup on the upper and lower half with arrows pointing to a middle horizontal line. This marking is on only half of the bottle indented like a label. On the bottom there is a small X, 3 and 2 with a large 3 on the opposite side.  Can you tell me what it might have held? Thank you, Mary Goss

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From: MMMadAM

Butterfly

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: inquiry

Date 05/14/2006 4:07:16 PM

Hello! I am writing a book about Ellsworth E. Eisenbarth, my uncle's father, a medicine man about 1889-1890, working for the Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company. I was wondering if I might describe some of what he sold (Katonka and Modoc oils, worm eradicator, war paint ointment and cough syrup) using information I found on your Web site.  I would be more than glad to give the proper person credit for this information.  I'm not a writer, per se, but have been working for almost four years on a book about my aunt and uncle, Eugene and Josephine Eisenbarth, who were magicians all their lives. Josephine was my mother's sister.  Thanks! Martha Jeffers Ft. Myers, FL

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From: Donna Musick  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: need some info

Date 05/14/2006 9:08:22 PM

Dear Digger: I picked up a very old baby bottle at an auction in a box of stuff. It was an estate sale of a 93 lady.  The bottle is clear , very wavey looking glass, along the bottom it reads Pat. June 19 1894, on one side it reads HYGE, on the bottom it looks like AIBOVH and circle, and it would have taken a pull on nipple. Any info will be appreciated along with a value if you know.  Donna M.

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From: vicki roy 9

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 05/15/2006 8:55:55 AM

Dear Sir I have this bottle and I dont no to much about how old it is the plays enchanted evening it has two people in side dancing moving up and down with the music could you please tell me if this bottle is worth anything and how old it is. look forward in hearing from you mickey

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From: Jennifer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: fanta bottle

Date 05/15/2006 6:22:28 PM

Dear digger I hope you can help me , I have a Amber coloured fanta bottle underneath the fanta emblem there is writing (Merek Terdaftar ) it is 295ml long necked bottle it has a flat bottom and in white writing it says bottled under the authority of the coca-cola company it also has this inscription written on it in white writing Depkes RI N. MD. 9830679 I am wondering is it of any value at all we have had it about 20 years Kind Regards Jennifer Neave

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From: Mjbarnby

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date 05/15/2006 5:30:54 PM

My mom has a couple wine bottles and asked me if I could go online to find out how much they're worth. Maybe you can help me. Here's the info she gave me; Casa Vinto; Chianti collector’s item; hand made in Italy ; Vento wine import. 1980; Cleveland, Ohio. One is an elephant sitting down with its trunk up, the other is a donkey. They represent the Republican and Democrat parties.  The bottles have leather on the outside. I hope you can help.

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From: Topgrade312

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mrs. Winslow soothing syrup

Date 05/15/2006 6:23:38 PM

Hello there. I came upon your website while I was checking out sources for a bottle I found. I am an excavator and today I found the Mrs Winslow’s soothing syrup Curtis & Perkins proprietors bottle. I have seen it for sale on other websites for fifty bucks, empty and mint condition. Well here’s the thing. Mine is still full. yes, it has never been opened. could you let me know if this makes it anymore valuable, I would greatly appreciate it. Sincerely, Aaron

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From: Jenny widener 001

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: re

Date 05/16/2006 11:48:25 AM

I need some information on a particular Coca Cola bottle.  1. James E Crass  2 Crass Delicious Beverage 3. I think it was made in Hagerstown Md.  4. Its a 10 oz bottle.  5 Some # 4o with a circle either has a 6 or a G within 6. ? Patent# 15251=66 7. 66 could be the date when the bottle was made.  8. color not to clear.  I hope you can make some sense of this.

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From: greg johnson 3

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: unknown large elixir bottles

Date 05/16/2006 2:28:31 PM

Hi I was just hoping someone might know something about these bottles (see attached) and you seem to be the expert. I appreciate your time. I can't find even mention of the company on the internet, and I don't really know about glass goods anyway. these are about 12" or 13 " tall and about 5" in diameter. any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks, Greg

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From: Tedford's

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 05/16/2006 3:24:35 PM

Sorry I dont have a picture. It is a blob top bottle, It is round. On one side it has a circle with E. K. Koerner national bottling works Charleston S. C. in the circle. ON the back it has "this bottle not to be sold". The top is slightly wopsided and the thickness of the bottom of the bottle is thicker on one side from the other. If you know anything bout this bottom or could tell me where I might find some info I would greatly appreciate it. If you will send your reply to tedfordstv

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From: John & MaryLynn Thomas

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: csas vento

Date 05/16/2006 4:00:26 PM

I have a complete set of 12 bottles from tha casa vento bottle company called faces of the world. The bottom of the bottle says cleveland Ohio what information can you give me as to the age and value of the bottles? Thank You John Thomas

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From: Zdenek Dvorak - CHAOS haos. cz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: value for very old bottle?

Date 05/16/2006 7:36:53 PM

dear sir, I have bottle from pictures. It is catched by diver from Caribbean sea (yes, sure). Bottle is in good condition, but covered by corals. On the bottom is embossed sign "PEDRO DOMECQ JEREZ".  Can you tell me what is possible price on auction and how old can be it? For good price I can sell it.  much thanks, sincerely zdvorak

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From: JOSEPH APPLEBY 1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 05/16/2006 11:57:13 PM

I have a clear glass milk bottle with no seam s. It is sort of squared off on the bottom and each side has printing, HALF PINT, LIQ. X 412, 1 REG, and SEALED mTd S. The mTd is difficult to read and may not be correct. It has the cardboard lid on it that is printed with: N. Y. MATTSON PASTURIZED MILK PRODUCED BY TUBERCULIN TESTED COWS SWEDESBORO, N. J. I think it also says Tuesday in very small print.  I would like to know how old it is and if it's collectible, if so, probably in New York or New Jersey. Any information you may give will be appreciated. Thank You.  Rose Ann

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From: Prudil, Sue dh. kari

To: 'jaok20@bottlebooks.com'

Subject: markings

Date 05/17/2006 8:51:49 AM

I have an old clear perfume bottle that has "fo" or "fa" engraved on the bottom. it is very round and thick at the base with a more slender stopper. I am unable to send a photo. Is there a book that identifies marks? Thank you in advance.... Sue

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From: Patsy Shealy be

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: lysol bottle

Date 05/17/2006 4:25:05 PM

Hi Digger, My name e is Patsy Shealy. I was having some work done under my house which is almost 100 years old and the workers found this Lysol bottle. (I hope this picture comes through). In case the picture doesn't come through, this bottle is about 3 7/8 " high, Amber in color with the name e Lysol in script on the side only and nowhere else. The bottom has Lysol Incorporated Bloomfield NJ around the outside. Inside this are the words "Bottle Made USA" and inside this are the numbers "09".  I know it sounds very similar to the one described by another of your contacts except that the word "Lysol" is on the outside only once. Are they basically the same year? Thanks for your help.  Patsy Shealy

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From: Mimi Sansbury hoo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question: Extract Bottle

Date 05/17/2006 8:23:51 PM

Hello -  Saw your address on antiquebottles.com - good of you to offer consultations to the uninitiated. While hiking along a SC riverbed today, I unearthed a small, plain bottle. I don't think it's very old but I'm curious about its origin and can't find any reference to its brand on the internet. It's clear glass, small (5-1/2" high, 3/4" wide, including a 1-3/4"-long neck), rectangular in shape (except for the neck) and was probably sealed by a cork. Its four corners running from the bottom of the neck to the base are raised and, looking at the bottle head-on, give it a "picture-frame" appearance. It is marked EAGLE EXTRACT TEN CENTS. Any idea where it came from and what kind of "extract" it was?  Thank you for your time and any information you can pass along -  Mimi Sansbury Columbia SC

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From: Eric Hughes s3358

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: the American medicinal spirits company

Date 05/18/2006 8:13:33 AM

Hi, I have a bottle similar to one pictured on your web page dated Fall 1917, Bottled by the American medicinal spirits company, produced by Harry E. Wilken of NY, interested? Thank you very much, Joyce Hughes Erichughes

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From: AGunnis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What is Americana by J. W. Dant

Date 05/18/2006 1:46:16 AM

I have a magnificent milk glass whiskey decanter, which is one in a special series of bottles entitled "Living History". It is decorated with a full color lithograph of "The Boston Tea Party" and at one time contained Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (8 Yrs. ). It was distributed by the "Dant Distillers Company in N. Y. C. There is no date that I can see.  May I please ask for your expertise in identifying this bottle and perhaps you might be able to tell me how much it is worth.  Thank you very much for your most valuable time and assistance.  Sincerely, Angie

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From: "Joe & Debbie" iernet

To: Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 8:09 PM

 

Subject: Digging and Cleaning Bottle Question Hello. My son just started digging up some old bottles, and I am trying to find  the values of them. I have no idea where to start!! Any suggestions? Thank You!!!

 

Subject: Re: Digging and Cleaning Bottle Question Read everything you can on my site starting with the articles called  Bottle  Basics and Determining Values  Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com  Digger

 

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From: Alex link

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle that I can't identify

Date 05/18/2006 12:06:04 PM

I have been searching the internet for information on a bottle that has SJP embossed on it with the letters set up so that the P's tail makes a J and then the S is over these two. I saw a post dated 23-12-2004 from Leibz that had a green similar bottle but mine is blue and the seam ends about 2. 5 inches below the neck and top. Any idea of it's history? Alex

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From: steAM

whistles tles

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Matt's question about glass tubes in New Orleans

Date 05/18/2006 12:49:40 PM

Hi, To answer Matt's question about some glass tubes he found in a New Orleans rail yard, these are sight glass tubes found on steam boilers of any type or in steam engine lubricators to show the level of water in a boiler or of oil in a lubricator. Probably from the turn of the century and of little value.  Tim

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From: Betty Bucher 1924

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle found in Poconos

Date 05/18/2006 3:50:29 PM

Embossing:Registered RUPP BROS PORT JERVIS N. Y. THIS BOTTLE IS NOT TO BE SOLD...Size:91/4" ...Base of bottle marked 55.... Shape round.... Color aqua...Condition good.... My deceased brother found this in Wild Acres near his home...Would you please tell me age & rarity or history. . Thank you much Betty Bucher

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From: Jane Kozak k

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: re : bottles

Date 05/18/2006 4:12:22 PM

Hi There My name e is Jane and I have found this bottle I have not seen before, and would appreciate any information on it that you may have, thank you in advance for your time.  The bottle is clear with a light green tinge to it, and it says across the top of it N B W then below that is National Bottling WKS then again.......... . NBW  36 West 21st St. Bayonne. N. J. REGISTERED  THIS BOTTLE NOT TO BE SOLD and on the bottom of the bottle it says  1627.....................EG25, or FG25 can you help me with this ??? Thanks again, and I look forward to hearing from you Jane jane_kozak

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From: colleen6857

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bols Bottle

Date 05/18/2006 8:51:19 PM

The bottle is frosted, 12" in height with a metal cap and cork, there is a Swiss music box in the bottom which plays an unknown(to me) tune when picked up to pour. It is in very good condition. Thank you for your info. Colleen

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From: Ladonna June  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Prince Manufacturing Musical Wedding Decantur, 1921-1936

Date 05/18/2006 9:31:50 PM

For Digger Odell,  I have a very old musical decanter. It has a bride and groom that dance to the music. The music sounds like "O Shall We Dance. " The small tag around the bottle indicates Prince Manufacturing. It has an ivory looking base and gold ornamental design with a black band at the top and the bottom of the bottle with a grape leaf pattern. It has a small circular gold decanter lid attached to the cork which has a small rod protruding from the base of the cork. I think it may have been purchased during the war. How would I go about finding out its worth. LaDonna

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From: kevin. wheatley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about Dowling distillers

Date 05/18/2006 11:34:26 PM

I have an unopened bottle of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, bottled in Kentucky by Dowling Distillers (Lawrenceburg, KY). The label reads: Collector's Item, Aged 20 years, 94. 6 proof. What do you know about this bourbon and/or Dowling Distillers? Thanks for your help, Kevin. (Philadelphia, PA)

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From: Jjudee

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: CITY BEVERAGES

Date 05/18/2006 7:38:46 PM

HI DIGGER Hope you can help me. I've tried every avenue. I'm looking for information on City Beverages out of Youngstown, Ohio. I have a quart soda bottle with red and white labeling saying CITY BEVERAGES - SERVE ICY COLD. Can't seem to find any information on the company. My hometown by the way. Need to know when company started and ended; or any other information you can give me. Greatly appreciated! getting no where but frustration row!

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From: gail rogers snternet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Central Grape Bottle

Date 05/19/2006 7:34:50 AM

Hi digger-Hope you can help me with this. This is an embossed half gallon bottle about 12" tall and 3-4" wide. The cap is rusting through, has a cork lining and the bottom looks like it was put in after the bottle was made. It is clear and the lip portion seems to be hand smoothed. The bottle is rectangular and the side seams  are small and fade out near the top, but can still be made out. The name e CENTRAL GRAPE CORP is at the top on the back and across the front. At the base in back is HALF GALLON and the base on the front says Est. 1898. Does this thing have any value or can I pitch it? Thanks Gail

 

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From: SUSAN YOUNGMAN

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question on old bottles found in yard of 1846 Historic Home

Date 05/19/2006 2:18:38 PM

 Hi Digger: I have a few questions about the bottles my husband and I found while on a dig in the back yard of our 1846 Historic Home in Hamilton, North Carolina. Within a period of an hour of light digging (1" to 6" deep in a 6'x6' area) my husband and I found about 8 bottles, most with rusted screw tops and some with liquid still in them. The soil had been tilled up about 2 times in the last few years and I don't know the history beyond that. They were found in an area of about 50' from the back of the house. I have attached a picture of two of these bottles which appeared to be the most interesting.  The clear bottle with the red ink or dye is embossed with the following: "Nowlands Direct Applicator (Copyrighted). It stands 3 1/8" tall and 3/4" in diameter. The red ink or dye was in it when we found it, however the screw top must have disintegrated when we pulled it out of the soil. I put a toothpick in the small hole to help keep the ink/dye from coming out. Any idea of its use, age and value? The second bottle appears to be very old and possibly hand blown. It is a light blue green color. I don't see any chips or cracks. It looks a little crude and the seam is not quite straight. The pontil top is squared instead of round. I do not see any rings under the top. The seam line is not straight and the seam line goes to just under the pontil top. It has not markings on it. I don't know what the bottle was used for, but my guess would be a scent or perfume bottle? It stands 3 9/16" tall by 13/16" in diameter. Any idea of its use, age and value? Any answers would be greatly appreciated and we add to the enjoyment of these treasures.  Thanks, Susan Youngman

 

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From: john porter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 05/19/2006 4:03:07 PM

I found this bottle in a bog, it is 6" high and 4" wide. On the base there is an oval shape with The number 7784 is on the base, the neck has a coller with an inner rim (like to stop a cork going in) please could you tell me what it might have been use for and the date & value, thanks John Porter.  

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From: GARY HRICEWICH 01

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 05/19/2006 7:21:02 PM

I have an emerald green Hetherington 42nd Street NY poison bottle. I know it's rare and worth a pretty penny, but I don't know exactly how much. I also know there is a KI-1 and KI-2 - what is the difference. Any value or info appreciated. THANK YOU.

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From: ADDwoman1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: SH Thompson Steral Tube

Date 05/19/2006 4:23:12 PM

Hi. A friend of mine sent me these pictures of this tube shaped bottle. It is 8 inches long and is embossed with SH Thompson Steral Tube. I can't find any information on the web about this bottle. My best guess is this was a medicine bottle. Could you tell me exactly what kind of medicine it contained? Any information would be helpful. Alice.

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From: Johnson Fire  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jars

Date 05/19/2006 8:30:22 PM

I would like to know what the following bottles are worth: Le Parfaut ( script on lid) vhc-rerims leParfait " Super" on side niveaa d-------remplissage on the other side O, SO made in France on 40 on bottom.  A Ball-Idea Blue colar qt size Pat July 14, 1906 on side 10 on bottom wire side 2 100 on neck A Atlas clear glass Good Luck on side 5067 B 6 on bottom A Ball-Ideal blue collar qt size wire side on neck 3 on bottom A Ball Ideal 1/2 qt size blue colar Pat D July 14, 1908 wire side 10. 2 on neck 7 on bottom A Ball Ideal blue collar qt size Pat D July 14, 1908 on side wire side on neck 4 on bottom A Bermieli Rocco clear glass Fido Made in Italy on lid 3/4L 10 on bottom.  Thank You Don A. Johnson

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From: Helen Houston ennwireless

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Blue Glass Bottle

Date 05/19/2006 8:56:13 PM

Hey Digger, I found a blue glass beer bottle at a yard sale. It is in great shape. It has FHGW on the bottom. The bottle was made in St. Louis by the Frederick Heitz Glass Works. The manufacture dates run from 1883 to 1896. Do you have any idea as to its value? Don

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From: SHIRLEY NICKOLS  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 05/19/2006 10:22:38 PM

Dear Sirs, I have in my possession a green decanter in the shape of a fish that is very old. I saw very similar ones on your website but none exactly like mine. . I have had this decanter about 30 years and it belonged to my mother-in-law who had it many years before that. . Can you give me any information on it and an idea of the value of it? Thank you for any info you will share with me. . Photos attached.  Sincerely, Shirley Nickols.

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From: Cookielata

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle in Cleveland OH

Date 05/19/2006 10:29:36 PM

Hello - my father found an old bottle in a vacant lot in Cleveland, Ohio some years ago described as follows: clear, seam less and round; approximately 6 or 8oz bottle; smooth bottom small round mouth (possibly a corked or paper cap bottle) Sylla Bottling Company embossed on the bottle Any ideas? Thanks

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From: Jason Webster 66

To: sodapachernet. co, jaok20@bottlebooks.com, smdlstation

Subject: bottle information

Date 05/20/2006 7:22:36 AM

well I hope you can help me, about 20 years ago my father and I dug up some bottles out of the ground. they have just been sitting in my fathers garage for that time. I have a child now and want to sell them. I will describe them and if you want I can send a photo and maybe you can give me a rough idea what they are worth.  1/ torpedo olive green, culverhouse`s ginger ale, specially prepared, it has a horse and registered trade mark invicta written in a curle.  2/torpedo clear, starky sydney written in a curle, in the middle is a star with a key in the middle.  3/torpedo clear, j. eastman a co brocken hill , its a long bottle.  4/torpedo blue, no writing.  5/standing bottle, clear, r. harrison fitzroy written down the side.  all these bottles are in great condition, could you point me in the right direction please. jason webster

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From: Bife5899

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: flag bottle

Date 05/20/2006 8:51:02 AM

I have a aqua round bottle with a thick smooth top that has a flag on the bottle . The flag is made in the glass of the bottle. Thanks velanda simpson

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From: jessica cahanin es

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wheaton bottle

Date 05/20/2006 4:24:46 PM

I have a bottle with a bust of Benjamin Franklin on it, it is Amethyst, the lip is has an extra ring around it, it is a corked bottle, it is oval shaped (bigger at the top smaller at the bottom, almost a horse-shoe shape) it is 7 1/2" tall without the cork in, on the bottom has an indent kind of egg-shaped with roman numerals beside it. The bottle has a house on the back it has a house with the words glasshouse in a half circle above it on one side of the chimney it says 18 the other side says 88, under the house it says Wheaton, Millville NJ, the bottle is in mint condition, I would like to know the age, rarity value and/or history.  Sincerely, Jessica Dew

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From: m weed hoo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: white beavers cough creAM

 

Date 05/20/2006 9:26:25 PM

My mother bought a jar at a yard sale years ago. Its a thin glass jar it looks like it may have been hand blown its about 5-6inches tall the top slides on and off easy. It says "White beavers cough cream heals diseased lungs and cures coughs and colds made only by Dr. Frank Powell medicine chief of the winnebago indians la crosse, wisconsin sold by all druggist " the writing is blue and black and the label is also blue and black do you think its worth anything???? Thanks, Mandy

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From: Peggy Spencer k

Subject: grenadine figural bottles clown heads etc.

Date 05/21/2006 4:40:27 AM

Hi Digger, I just found your site and am amazed at the knowledge you have on bottles. I am selling some for my Sister-in law and she has approx 15 small grenadine bottles which most have corks on the bottom and most are clowns. She also has a barrel, an Egyptian and others. I have no idea of their value but most look very old. She also has a large ezra brooks clown bottle which I can't seem to give away. I have some old bottles myself I would like to learn more about. Can you let me know which book would be best for my situation and if I can I'll add a couple of the pictures of the grenadine bottles. I have been searching for a week and can find none on ebay and you are the first research result that seems to have so much knowledge. If you have the time I would appreciate any information and have a wonderful day. Sorry I don't know how to make the pictures smaller. The brand is Forcoll. Thanks so much, Peg

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From: Jessica Swofford  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: conant bottle

Date 05/21/2006 5:20:56 PM

Hi! So wonderful to have found your site!!! I'm interested in finding a bottle that has been with my family for as long as I can remember--- Appears to be a milk bottle with the word "CONANT" across the front. The underside states: "The O. C. and D. S. CO. Cincinnati; 15" If you know of anyone who might be interested or have any info I'd be glad to give your a cut of any profit that I might make.  Thanks!! Jessy

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From: Genno62

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date 05/21/2006 1:46:08 PM

Hey Digger I dug a Griscom`s Bone Marrow Liniment bottle! Beautiful condition! It has turned a citron color! Corker! Tooled applied top. Could you please give me any info on the bottle Thanks Pa. DirtDigger !!!!!

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From: richsara2000

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

Subject: bottle

Date 05/21/2006 6:11:27 PM

i found a bottle but cant find out to much about it or if its worth anything. hope you can help? The bootel says MADAM E YALE'S ALMOND BLOSSOM COMPLEXION CREAM PRICE 50 CENTS There’s a number 3 on the bottom thanks for any info you can send in advance Thanks Rich

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From: Terri hnd

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: identifying an old-ish whiskey bottle.

Date 05/21/2006 8:50:07 PM

Hi Digger, Not sure if these images will be clear enough for you – I am trying to identify the “collector” value if any to this bottle.  I doubt it is particularly old – the cork stopper has a rim of plastic around part of it.  However the thing that makes me question the age and therefore any value is the label around the neck and the number imprint on the tab that came from the bottle top down the side to the neck.  There is a photo of it – don’t know how clear it is… the series of numbers reads: 443385601 The paper it is printed on is old… Anyway, the bottle has elaborate patterning in the glass and on the bottom of the glass the following words: LIQUOR KY DRB5230 BOTTLR 119 4 (71) – The 71 are imprinted slightly differently to the rest of the words.  It’s obviously from Kentucky and the label around the neck states the following: THIS WHISKEY IS 8 YEARS OLD Charcoal Filtered KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY DISTILLED AND BOTTLED BY JAMES B. BEAM DISTILLING CO.  CLERMONT – BEAM , KENTUCKY, DISTILLERS SINCE 1795 90 PROOF 4/5 QUART DISTILLED IN KENTUCKY The one thing that tells me that it is maybe not an authentic Beam

bottle is that the label appears to have been RUINED (!!) by some fool who used sticky tape to keep the label wrapped around the bottleneck, and I wonder if that means that the label was taken from another whiskey bottle and applied to the decanter (which is the style of bottle I have) OR if indeed, the bottle did in fact come manufactured with the label in place (which the number tab makes me think is possible) and the fool used stickytape to just keep the label in place.  I realize the tape will have seriously reduced any inherent value the bottle and its label may have had.  However I am planning to sell this bottle if it has worth, or toss it out.  Any suggestions on its worth, and who might choose to collect it are very welcome. I do live in Sydney Australia, so selling to a US collector may have a small hurdle to it… not insurmountable of course… Please let me know – I would value your feedback… Kindest

 

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From: DONNA MOULTON

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cock and bull ginger beer

Date 05/21/2006 10:31:46 PM

came across a Cock 'n Bull Ginger Beer glazed bottle, 12 fl oz, made in 1949. Bottle has never been opened. Would this be worth anything to a collector and approximately how much?

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From: DONNA MOULTON lton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cock and bull ginger beer

Date 05/21/2006 10:31:58 PM

came across a Cock 'n Bull Ginger Beer glazed bottle, 12 fl oz, made in 1949. Bottle has never been opened. Would this be worth anything to a collector and approximately how much?

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From: kenny clark k36572

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found

Date 05/21/2006 11:14:30 PM

this bottle has a loggo called ''heep good'' looks like a soda bottle, can you tell me anything? HERES A PIC Kenny Clark

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From: patrickdot5 t5ro

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: green bottle/vase

Date 05/21/2006 11:43:11 PM

Not sure if this a vase or decanter. There are no mold lines on it. I think it was blown. It has 2 bubble marks near the middle and bottom. The rim is slightly uneven, and un-round. The wicker wrap on the neck is what puzzles me a little bit. It stands about 12 inches tall. Do you think it is worth the $1. 00 I paid for it at a local antique shop. I think they got it at an estate sale. Thanks Sarah

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From: Mary Duncan elocity

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 05/22/2006 3:02:17 AM

Hi, Digger! Isn't spring grand? Can you give me any info about age or value on an amber Continental Distillery Bottle

--almost covered with a diamond pattern, circular area with a shield/banner and what looks like a globe, bottom reads Continental Distilling Corp/ II/ Pat D 91033/12-5 D18 Philadelphia PA. Thanks and Happy planting!

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From: hillalan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1969 REBEL YELL SOUTHERN COLLECTION BOTTLE

Date 05/22/2006 11:20:44 AM

I have one of these in my collection of about 100 bottles. Rider on horseback with sword in hand, beautiful. Also a 1976 exclusive release for the state of west virginia by the grenadier spirits comp. , gen. Thomas jonathan "stonewall"jackson, on horse back. What do you think. Alan hill, vero beach, fl.

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From: KFusaroastewart

To: Digger

Subject: Re: fish-shaped bottles

Date 05/22/2006 11:24:40 AM

I actually found your contact information on your website. It's fascinating! So much info.  I found somewhere (not sure if it was your site) that the bottle for Dr. Fisch's Bitters was originally manufactured in Pittsburgh. Do you know if this information is correct? Thanks so much.  ~ Kimberly

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From: tino oe

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old whiskey bottle

Date 05/22/2006 1:25:07 PM

Hi, I have a 1965 Canadian Masterpiece whiskey bottle unopened and in mint condition. Would you know it's value? Thank you, Tino

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From: Karel Disponett t

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: American Legion bottles

Date 05/22/2006 3:17:18 PM

I have the entire collection of American Legion bottles. I have no idea how to get an appraisal. Can you help Karel Disponett

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From: Dolphus Harless sr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: blue bottle

Date 05/22/2006 4:07:10 PM

I found a blue 2 1/2" tall round bottle with the word (emerson drug company bromo seltzer ) in a ring at the side bottom and on the very bottom the letter m with circle around and a 11 over top that what is the age of the bottle and any worth to it found two more in same hole a 5" tall by 1"x2" clear glass with sloans liniment embossed on side and made in use under that same side bottom has 2on one corner diamond in center and c in other corner opposite 2 3rd bottle is a green tint beer or pop bottle with a shield embossed on side with gobel registered detroit in side shield it is a beer bottle no marks on bottom thanks in advance wade

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From: crjones enturytel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: train decanterbottles

Date 05/22/2006 12:37:15 PM

hey digger  MY FATHER INLAW collected all of the Jim beam train decanters their all full and good condition he has now passed and were wondering if any of them have any worth it would help in deciding what to do.  thank u

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From: Kathy Lowery

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Lancer's wine bottles circa 1970's

Date 05/22/2006 7:11:43 PM

Hello, Stumbled across your site during a Google search. I'm looking for a couple of Lancer's stoneware bottles circa 1970's. Not a collector or even looking for any other bottles. Want to give these to my adult children as an AM using memento of that era. They tease me about drinking it and listening to Willie Nelson. Gosh that's a long time ago.  Many thanks for your advice, kglowery

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From: Bob Pine ulfaccess

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey bottles

Date 05/22/2006 11:24:07 PM

Hi, I recently acquired some antique bottles of whiskey and was thinking of opening them on my fathers 80th birthday and celebrating. I thought I may be ruining something very valuable so I thought I should ask the experts first. I can send a picture if you need me to. The first bottle is Golden Rod Distillery and it was distilled in 1895. The next is Large Whiskey, Monogahela Pure Rye. Labels look like Prohibition time with dates and the latest being 1921 The last one is F&K Special, the label may be made to look old but the bottle has raised letters saying F&K Special. Old 92. Whiskey. Freiberg & Kahn. Cincinnatti, Ohio. The whole of the top of the bottle is covered with some kind of black sealant. This is the only one I have doubts to its age.  Thank you for any help you can offer on values and rarities.  Yours sincerely, Bob Pine Naples. Florida.

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From: Deborah Wilson er200441

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jumbo Apple Butter Jar

Date 05/23/2006 5:50:21 PM

I have a Jumbo Apple Butter Jar. June 24, 1930. 10 oz. In perfect condition. Never heard of it. No one I have talked to has heard of it. Doo not have the lid. Should I keep using it as a pencil holder?I haed to find info. Please help me!Wallcrasher200441 Thank You!

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From: PAM

HigginbothAM

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 05/23/2006 8:24:04 PM

Hi Sweetie Love Your Site But I Have Trouble Getting To It Can I Have A Stein With A Mark Can You Tell Me About The Mark And The Stein Thanks God Bless

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From: MS JOAN CLARK  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mary Gregory AM

ethyst Barber Bottle

Date 05/23/2006 10:12:42 PM

I have a Mary Gregory, amethyst barber bottle, this is the fountain scene with a woman holding a champagne glass with the water coming out. . also has the words Hair Tonic at the neck of the bottle...in perfect condition. would like to know the value

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From: Robert Chaffee localnet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jacquins&old coke bottles

Date 05/23/2006 11:31:42 PM

my name is kyle im 17 and I found some bottles that I hope you could inform me about. A 1981 JACQUINS Blended whiskey bottle (still full and sealed) and a couple 1982 coke bottles (still sealed) oh and I almost 4got about a case of 15 year old miller lite bottles still full and sealed . I wonder if they are worth anything. I would also like to know where I could get them appraised and possibly sell them. Please get back to me asap. thanx 4 your time and knowledge.  chaffee1net Kyle

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From: Bernard William

s iorconstruction

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date 05/24/2006 8:42:36 AM

I have a bottle that has the following on the side The property of P. L. Borden Jackson, Miss Min. conts. 6 ½ flu. Ozs. This bottle not sold Any idea of origin or date. Any info would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks David Young Dyoung6

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From: Steve Mayo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Garnier Bottle

Date 05/24/2006 11:53:16 AM

What can you tell me about the bottle in the photos? I have been unable to find anything on he internet. I bought it in Italy as a gift for my father in 1975 while on a Navy tour to the Mediterranean. Sorry, the contents have been consumed.  Thanks for the help, Steven L. Mayo

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From: Martha & David Youngblood

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old U. S. Grant bottle

Date 05/24/2006 12:33:19 PM

Hi! I've been to your website searching for information & hope you can help me. I recently purchased what I think is a figural bottle of U. S. Grant's head. It's 4 inches high and the mouth is about 2-1/4 inches across. It's made of clear glass which looks smoky-colored if the light hits it just right. The seams go all the way to the rim but not across the bottom. Also, there's a small stone of some sort on the bottom that's fused into the glass. The bottom is marked "REGd No 298585". There are a few minor chips around the rim and a four-pointed star where the stone is.  Can you tell me anything about this bottle? Thanks in advance for your help.  Sincerely, David Youngblood

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From: Nancy Combs  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: information requested

Date 05/24/2006 9:04:51 PM

Hi, Maybe you can help me. I will try to keep this short. I have a GREEN POCAHONTAS WHEATON N J (then it has two circles with lettering and a number 1 in between the lettering). It also has on the bottom right hand corner a circle with a c in it and then it has W71 H. It has a old stopper and something metal stuck in the stopper. It has what looks to be like bath salt in it. The old stopper is pretty bad. It is way down in the bottle where you can't get to it (maybe with some tweezers). Is this a Reproduction or what? Do you have something that shows what its worth? Thanks so much for your time. Nancy Combs

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From: Shelley Tasse  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sloan's Liniment Bottle

Date 05/24/2006 9:50:31 PM

Hi Digger I would appreciate any info or places I can go for info on the following bottle: Clear 2 1/2 oz bottle marked Sloan's Liniment. Prepared by Standard Laboratories Ltd. Toronto Canada. The bottle has a black screw on cap and is embossed with Sloan's Liniment Made in Canada on the back. The bottle is still 3/4 full.  On the bottom of the bottle it appears to be embossed with the number 10, a diamond on its side and then the number 5.  Thanks Shelley

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From: The DeWitts

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 05/25/2006 4:08:49 AM

My husband does excavating and happened to dig up a few bottles today. We were curious how old they are, the history or if they were of value. I think I found some history on the bright blue bottle that says Bromo-Seltzer, Emerson Drug Company, Baltimore, MD. On the bottom of the bottle is written 16 or 91.  The 2nd bottle is kind of a clearish lt green/ aqua and the only marking we can find on it is on the bottom that looks like w 2 . The glass looks like it is double thick and has some bubbles on the bottom. We know nothing about dating old bottles but searched around the internet and think this additional info might help. It looks like it would be 3 piece mold with the seams  in the neck stopping ½ way and that the top looks the most like pictures I found called applied taper. Any thoughts or info you have would be appreciated.  Anna

 

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From: Robb, Rick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Victor Hugo brandy bottle. .

Date 05/25/2006 10:12:42 AM

Hi, My mother recently passed away and she had a older Victor Hugo brandy bottle still sealed. The distillery number on it is B112.  The label is still intact. It is 80 proof brandy. I know nothing about bottles and was wondering if you could shed any light on it's value etc. Thank you!!! Rick

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From: NMARSTEN ec

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BROWN ORANGE CRUSH BOTTLE +

Date 05/25/2006 10:45:04 AM

Hi, I am New to your site, I have a few bottles so I will start with just two.  I have a brown orange crush bottle the back reads the brown bottle protects the fresh fruit flavor from the harmful effects of light. The front...orange crush company bottle tm reg. Us. Pat. Off. I have a very light aqua-green bottle heavy glass looks like a long neck beer bottle, reads pep-tono co. On the front and new bern nc on the back w/11 1/2 oz. Near the bottom. Can you tell me the value of the bottles?? Thanks so much, nancy

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From: Julie Rosenberg rg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1964 Worlds Fair Liquor Bottle

Date 05/25/2006 2:31:10 PM

I have a 1064 World's Fair Liquor bollte. It's shaped like the Unisphere (round) but flat. It has never been drunk (full of liquor) but the paper seal has broken and it has been opened. Any idea what that might be worth?  Thanks. Julie

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From: Brooks FAM

ily 4

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 05/25/2006 4:30:22 PM

Digger, My husband found a bottle in Lavaca Bay about 35 years ago. The bottle is almost 9" tall and is a brownish or amber color. The bottle is almost square in shape with one side measuring about 2 1/2" and the other side measuring about 2 3/4". Each side panel has an arch shape on it. The only writing on the bottle is on one side panel where raised lettering reads "Carnhart & Kelly" or "Garnhart & Kelly" on one line and "St. Louis MO" on the second line. The T in St and the O in MO are about 1/2 the size of the M and S. They are printed higher up and they are underlined. The bottle looks like it probably had a cork, and it is very roughly made. It does not sit level, the sides are not exactly the same sizes and the top of the neck is uneven. I have looked on the internet but have not been able to find anything at all. Can you help? Brooks

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From: pattykaddy y

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: SIR R BURNETT BOTTLE

Date 05/26/2006 12:57:15 PM

Hi my name e is patty and I live in St. Augustine Florida. My husband is addicted to bottles he dug up a clear bottle with a green tint(like a coke bottle) that looks like a whiskey bottle it has raised words that say THIS BOTTLE IS NOT SOLD BUT REMAINS PROPERTY OF SIR R BURNETT & Co LONDON ENGLAND on the bottom of the bottle it has 59 and B&Co LD and 1533 it looks very old . I LOOKED ON THE INTERNET AND FOUND YOUR WEBSITE Patty Kadlec

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From: pattykaddy y

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: SIR R BURNETT BOTTLE

Date 05/26/2006 1:18:42 PM

Hi my name is patty my husband is addicted to old bottles and has been digging for over 10 years. We live in saint Augustine Florida. He dug up this old bottle it is clear with a green tint (like a coke bottle) on the front it has raised letters that sats this bottle is not sold but remains property of sir r burnett & co london England on the bottom it has b&co ld 1533 in the middle it has a 59 on it. I would appreciate any and all info on it.  He also found a brown wine bottle that looks like a whiskey bottle but it has writing in cursive from new york and no one knows anything about wine in a brown whiskey type bottle. I appreciate any info on these bottles. We have thousands of bottles but really curious about these two.  Thank you so very much for wanting to help people like me. Patty kadlec

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From: Maureen  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: value old fire globes?

Date 05/26/2006 1:28:44 PM

Digger, I know that you have given advice about the value of some fire grenades. The two that I have hung on the wall in the basement of a very old building. Any information that you may have as to value and who might be interested in collecting such would be greatly appreciated. thank you, maureen

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From: m conley 6

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ball jar

Date 05/26/2006 2:30:44 PM

My mother recently found a blue/green ball ideal 1/2 pint jar with a glass top with wire side bell. . It has an eagle on the side with a small star above its head. On the bottom it has a7 and also 77. The a7 is also on the side. . I would like to know if its worth anything. . Thanks for your help

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From: hodgepodge68To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glass Milk Bottle

Date 05/26/2006 3:26:58 PM

Ms. Prater: I was searching online for information about a glass milk bottle with the words "A Bottle of Milk is a Bottle of Health" written on it. It is a one quart milk bottle with the letters mTc stamped on it. I seen where you had emailed Ask Digger about a bottle that resembles mine. Did you ever find out any information on this bottle? I would greatly appreciate any information.  Thank you, Lisa

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From: Jim Dempsey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottles

Date 05/26/2006 4:23:47 PM

Hi Digger Maybe you can help I have some old whiskey bottles still sealed in original boxes, on the seal of the bottle there is a serial number, any way to determine the date? Some have dates most do not. These bottles of scotch and bourbon's are from the early 50's to the early 70's. Thank you J. Dempsey Easton, Pa.

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From: Harold Reese

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: strange lip on flask

Date 05/27/2006 10:53:50 AM

Hi Digger, I am not a bottle collector but I acquired a bottle that is interesting and I have been trying to find out who it was made by, about how old it is, and the value of it if possible.  It is an amber colored flask, 8 1/2 inches tall, has a bust of Washington on it with the words "washinton the father of his country" around the bust. It has a smooth bottom with a seam around it where it was attached to the bottle. The lip is flared I guess, it too has a seam on it but was made separate from the bottle then applied I am sure of this because the lip seam runs from front to back instead of side to side to match up with the side seams.  There is nothing else on the bottle to indicate who made it or where it was made.  I have seen several flasks like this one but not exactly and a friend of mine told me that they thought it might be Dyottville. It has some large bubbles in the glass on the back and around one side is a ripple that looks like maybe the mold it was blown in had a crack in it maybe. The bottle itsself has no cracks or chips that I have seen.  I have not tried to clean it so it is a little dirty but not so bad don't know if it is stained or not. It may not be anything special but I believe it is unique because of the seams on the lip running front to back. Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated.  Thank You, Kimberly

 

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From: Nancy Miller

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: WORTHLESS BOTTLE?

Date 05/27/2006 11:06:21 AM

Digger,  I found your website while searching for info on an old green bottle that was left in a house we had bought. After more searching, I discovered that the question about my bottle had already been answered by you. Then I remembered a small bottle that my son had found in 1970 in an old city dump which I kept for sentimental reasons (he was eleven years old and is now 47 years old). It would seem, now that I have read more on your website, that the bottle is worthless except for "heart value". Anyway I would appreciate any information you can give me as to age and monetary value, if any. Size: 7" tall & 9" circumference Color: Clear (over the years has developed an iridescence like soap bubbles) Style of Lip: Applied double collar with mold seam

over the top of lip Bottom: Embossed bottom rim with Owens Ring and Numbers 6-550-379 670 There is a small rectangular, raised or embossed area (about 1/4" long) on the side near the bottom It does NOT say ABM If memory serves me, it used to have a partial old cork in the top which is gone now. Thanks in advance for any input. I can see how one could easilye become an avid bottle collector. It is interesting and intriguing.  

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From: Nancy Miller l20032003

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: WORTHLESS BOTTLE?

Date 05/27/2006 11:15:22 AM

Digger,  I found your website while searching for info on an old green bottle that was left in a house we had bought. After more looking, I discovered that the question about my bottle had already been answered by you. Then I remembered a small bottle that my son had found in 1970 in an old city dump and which I kept for sentimental reasons (he was eleven years old and is now 47 years old). It would seem from all I have now read on your website, that the bottle is worthless except for "heart value". Anyway I would appreciate any information you can give me as to age and monetary value, if any. Size: 7" tall & 9" circumference Color: Clear (over the years has developed an iridescence like soap bubbles) Style of Lip: Applied double collar with mold seam

over the top of lip Bottom: Embossed bottom rim with Owens Ring and Numbers 6-550-379 670 There is a small rectangular, raised or embossed area (about 1/4" long) on the side near the bottom It does NOT say ABM If memory serves me, it used to have a partial old cork in the top which is gone now. Thanks in advance for any input. I can see how one could easily become an avid bottle collector. It is interesting and intriguing. Guess I didn't finish this. The bottle was found in central Kentucky and has no label or embossing other than the tiny spot mentioned above. Thanks again.

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From: Kandyse Maly  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date 05/27/2006 2:25:13 PM

I have three different items I would like to ask about. The first is a Park & Tilford Bottle (in your previous questions you have not been able to give much info, but I will still ask) This bottle has the built in musical box with a handle on top and a shot cup. Unlike the rest I have read about (which play "how dry I am ") this one plays the "anniversary song". The most info that I could find on my own was that in 1954 Parks & Tilford released a "decanter shaped like a lantern with a music box in the base. " My particular bottle has a State of Maryland liquor excise tax stamp and a U. S. Internal Revenue Distilled Spirits Tax Label. The Label is marked 04434065. This bottle has a plastic corked top. It is a 4/5 Quart sized bottle. All original labels are still intact. The raised markings on the base are: A 3 - D - 2 39 - 55 2 If you have found any new information on this bottle. The next bottle(s) I have are Liquore Galliano Bottles. I have 2 sizes, a Gallon bottle that has a lighted base and a 1. 75 Liter Bottle. Both have a spigot on the front. The gallon bottle was imported by the McKesson Liquor Co. New York, N. Y. Made and bottled by Distillerie Riunite di Liquori - Solaro (Italy). The label on it says Liquore Galliano, A liquer, Specialty of Ditta Arturo Vaccari of Livorno Italy, 80 Proof, From a secret and ancient formula. These bottles have a soldier on the back. The cap is a screw top, but the lip seems to be a single collar with no threads. This one has 70 cents written on the label in magic marker. The 1. 75 bottle has the same label except for that it was made and bottled by D. R. L S. p. A - Solaro (Italy) & "21" Brands, Inc - New York, N. Y. Sole Distributors for the U. S. A. It is also 70 proof. The soldier on the back is a label (unlike on the gallon bottles painted one) that also has the recipe for a Harvey Wallbanger. The cap for this bottle I cannot remove, it could be a screw cap also? I have NO Information on these. The final bottle I am asking about is really not a bottle, but maybe you could point me in the right direction. As far as I know it is a syrup dispenser. The body is GREEN textured glass, with two embossed logos of "Mission Real Fruit Juice Sweetened". Their is another embossing above the spigot that says Property of Mission Dry Corporation LTD. The base is silver and says Property of Mission Dry Corp. LTD on the edge also. The base and body can be separated, and at one time it should of had a lid with a handle. The only times I have found these on the internet they have been a pink/orange color. That’s why I highlighted the fact that this one was green. Let me know if you can find any information for me about these items. Including age, rarity and value. Sorry It was so long. Thanks

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From: Stacy Doherty  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: General Washington bottle

Date 05/27/2006 3:38:04 PM

Hi,  I was doing research and I came across people e-mailing you about the different bottles they have. I went to a yard sale today and bought this bottle for $. 50. It has general Washington on one side and an eagle on the other side. The bottom has 1-B-1656. Can you give any information? I will attach a picture for you. Thanks for your time, Stacy

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From: charlene

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: milshire dry gin

Date 05/27/2006 5:59:08 PM

i have a case of never been open milshire dry gin before tax stamps can you give me any answers on how much it might be worth or where I can get rid of it

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From: gwen kathleen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I W Harper decanter

Date 05/27/2006 6:29:24 PM

Hello! I have been looking for information about a bourbon decanter I have, with little results. It is an etched bottle of 100 proof bourbon, Harper with a steam

boat I, 1956. Gold foil label, bottled in bond and hand crafted by Hewitt. Can you tell me anything about it's background, reputation and possible value, if any? Thank you for providing such a great service! Gwen

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From: KMRES

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: delva liquor rum cognac

Date 05/27/2006 5:25:45 PM

can you give me a ball park figure on full rommel bottles, . . thanks

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From: Sxylilbutch

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 05/27/2006 9:27:21 PM

Ok I found a bottle dated back in 1955 called forbidden fruit by bustanoby can you help me find out its value? I also found 3 what looks like juice glasses in a light green color can you tell me their value? ~Deb

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From: trevor

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: DSCF0277

Date 05/28/2006 3:06:26 AM

Hi Digger, Found this bottle years ago under an old homestead. Has got Prices Patent Candle Company Ltd etched on the front and it stands approx 8 to 10 inches high, wondering what the age and value are. Slight chip on bottom corner. Cheers DIGGER

 

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From: bob barber fuse

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: broad ripple

Date 05/28/2006 8:05:32 AM

I have sealed container dated september 18 1928 I NEED INFO. IT  thank you

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From: Mooskette

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle appraisal

Date 05/28/2006 9:55:44 AM

Hi there, , my name e is Dawn Serrano and my mother dug up this hand bottle we believe to be a perfume bottle about 35 to 40 years ago in Winnemucca, Nevada. I was just a little girl but I do remember it very well. There are 3 photos I have attached. One is of the bottle upside down. Also, we found a book a few years back that had a photo of this bottle but with little information and there was no ring on the ring finger. I know its hard to see from the photos but it does have a ring on it. Do you have any reference to this bottle, its worth or history? Thank you so much, Dawn P. S. If you charge for this, please let me know and I will send you the money.  

 

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From: Bill Sullivan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glass Flask

Date 05/28/2006 6:54:15 PM

I bought a glass flask that has the markings Universal, PA 13 FEB 1902 on the bottom. I was hoping you could give a relative value on my find.  Bill Sullivan

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From: Dick Bridgforth onsolidated

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mountain Dew Question

Date 05/28/2006 7:50:13 PM

Digger ...this Dick Bridgforth . . I am writing a book on Mountain Dew and want to do some searches on various Mt Dew trademarks ...noticed you had done an OUTSTANDING job of posting some marks for various drinks .... my question.... how do you get that info and how can I get the same info on some other marks ...THANKS Dick Bridgforth 25104 Cinco Manor Lane Katy, TX 77494

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From: Leon Klement ver

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help please

Date 05/28/2006 10:20:08 PM

Digger,  I have a bottle that I would like to know more about. Any help would be appreciated. The bottle is about 5” tall, 1 ¾ “ wide, and ¾” deep. The front says “Cillett’s Double Extract” and has an owl perched in a crescent moon. The sides say “E. W. Cillett” and “Chicago. U. S. A. ” It is Blown In Mold with an applied top. The seam stops at the neck. It has a smooth base but has I believe a hinge mold mark. It is rectangular in shape and clear in color. There is no apparent damage to the bottle and it is very clean. I would like to know most of all the rarity of the bottle, age, type of bottle and how much it is worth. Thank you for the help, Leon

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From: Bob Orleck nnevi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Virginia Dare Bottle

Date 05/29/2006 12:09:42 AM

I found an old beverage bottle in my yard where a dump had been kept. It is a clear soda bottle and has seam (not a solid piece). It says Virginia Dare on a banner near the neck. Then there is a picture of a young girl and a bigger banner saying Virginia Dare. It also says what I think is "First Lady of the Land" and Quality Bevereges. The back lettering is work badly but you can read some of the words and it was bottled in Vermont. The bottom has the following: G-2579 Duroglas 3-55 (these old eyes tell me it might be a 6) 17 Any value? Bob Orleck

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From: QRBCJM

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Root bottle

Date 05/29/2006 3:22:06 AM

I have a bottle like the one on your 2001 Questions site. Like the bottle on the picture someone sent it, it has "Root" on the bottom, "Quality Unlawful ro refill" on the bottom as well. It is curves like a bud vase, with a cross on the sides. Could you let me know where it is from and the value? Thank you.  S. Johnson

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From: File 13 nnoah

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle identification for ROCK and BOTTLE hound granddaughter

Date 05/29/2006 12:06:52 PM

Digger, I've had a bottle since I was quite young. I don't remember where I got it from...but my Grandfather was a bottle hound, so he probably dug it up and gave it to me. He's no able to talk about that and I was wondering if you could identify it, tell me its age, worth, history, etc.  By the way, Papa lived in South Carolina and dug there, NC, TN, and rarely (but sometimes) in Georgia.  The bottle is a square bottle made of clear glass. It is 2 and one-half inches tall, 1 inch square. 1 inch Square...although the inside is more diAMond shaped...ie, the inside curve somewhat.  From the floor, for 1 and three-fourths inches it is the "bottle part"...the rest is neck and lip. The neck has a ring and the lip is rounded and smooth. The mold seam does go over the lip...but not inside. It looks a lot like your 1840-1870 applied double collar...but the ring and the lip are (at least) a quarter an inch apart. On the bottom is a diamond mark with something inside (a T?) and under the diamond "10" all this surrounded by a circle (as if the bottle was branded with it all) I hope this is a good description and that you can help. Thank you.  Also, I remember Papa sometimes putting detergent, rags, and something inside various bottles and swishing...or something like that to clean them. This bottle is clean outside, but the inside (while not packed) is dirty.  Should I clean it...if so, what method would you recommend? Again, thank you.  Susan

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From: FrnzNfAM

ly

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Two Bourbon Bottles

Date 05/29/2006 10:44:08 AM

Can you give me an appraisal on two bottles? One is an elephant (maybe from the 1960s). It is about 12 inches high. The elephant is standing on hine legs dressed in a brown jacked, white vest, green pants, brown shoes. There is a plasti bottle cap with a cork inside it that sits on the head or the elecpant. The elephant is on a white stand. There are embossings on the bottom that read Genuine Regal China, Creation of James B Beam

Distilling Co. There are also numbers and markings that I do not recognize. The label is missing from the bottle. The second bottle is about 12 inches high. It has the name e "Flower Child" printed on the bottle in brown lettering. It is a girl holding a flower standing on a white base. The label reads (in part) Collectors Bourbon by Meloney, Limited Edition, Royal Enfield Porcelain 185, 1968. I don't have a picture at this time of either but could possible get one. Thanks for your help. I know you want information about the mouth and neck, but I don't know enough about the terms to tell you this information.

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From: Penny emo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 05/29/2006 3:00:24 PM

I found a little blue bottle that matches the description below. Can you tell me how much it is worth? Thanks Penny Woods Vick's Drops bottle. In 1913 the Vick Company was selling Electric Hot Drops and Toothache drops. The name e was later changed to Vicks Nose & Throat Drops. I think your bottle was probably a sample. Their most famous product was the Vick's Vapo Rub. Its predecessor was originally called Vick's Croup and Pneumonia Salve circa 1912 by the Vick's Manufacturing Chemists, Greensboro, NC.

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From: Digger [mail

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com] Sent: Monday, May 29, 2006 9:38 AM

From: "Tom Kirby" ep

To:Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2006 6:14 PM

 

Subject: Carr-Lowrey Glass Co Friedgen green I have bottle that is green six panled ribbed the say FRIEDGE on it. Kovells book say it's a poison bottle. I want to know more. Thanx, Tom  

 

To: Tom Kirby

Subject: Re: Carr-Lowrey Glass Co Friedgen green Well It is supposed to say Friedgen not Friedge Yes, it is a poison bottle and yes it is a good one. My guess $2000-$4500 That ought to make your day. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

From: Tom Kirby ep

To: Digger

Subject: RE: Carr-Lowrey Glass Co Friedgen green

Date 05/29/2006 3:20:50 PM

Wow, I bought it at a garage sale on a whim for 1. 50. It's un dug, and absolutely mint. Tom

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From: Mary Erickson kson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: value of horse wine bottle?

Date 05/29/2006 6:52:07 PM

the info on bottle is hand made in italy---collectors item--vento wine import--cleveland--ohio--1980. Tall--13'' at top of tail it measures 13'' in diam

Eter. I believe body is paper mache . One side of face is missing red jewel & paper covering. Other wise in good condition. Can you give me a estimate of value--thank you.

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From: shirlley kasey  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Maple Syrup Bottle

Date 05/29/2006 9:17:15 PM

I have found an maple syrup bottle that says "GOLDEN TYEE" BRAND SYRUP MADE FROM GRANULATED AND MAPLE SUGAR COPYRIGHTED 1907. and on the side "NEW ENGLAND MAPLE SYRUP COMPANY BOSTON" Thanks Kasey Snow

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From: daryl elliott

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 05/29/2006 10:26:58 PM

I was wondering what you could tell me about this bottle It is green and has "GIBSON" written on it in the middle and "MIN. CONT. 6 FLU. 0Z" on the bottom and on the other side it has the numbers "c8519". All in raised letters. I would like to know what it's worth and what it was used for and the date if you can please. thanks Daryl Elliott

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From: michael jordan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jJumbo Peanut Butter Glass

Date 05/30/2006 11:55:08 AM

Digger,  I recently purchased this Jumbo jar (attached pictures). Can you tell me your thoughts on it? Could it be a repro? It measures 4" tall, 2" mouth. Markings on front are "JUMBO BRAND, 5oz, PEANUT BUTTER, Made from no 1 spanish and no 1 Virginia peanuts, salt added Frank Tea & Spice Co. Cincinnati, O" The back has raised diagonal lines. It has a number 10 on the bottom. No top. Thanks for your help. Marlene

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From: Barry Teague

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Identification ?

Date 05/30/2006 2:34:39 PM

Hello: I recently bought this seltzer bottle at a second hand store and I was wondering if you could tell me anything about it. Etched on the front is " Seltzer Bottled by Old English Beverage Co. Ltd Victoria B. C. / Min, Contents 30 Ozs / British Siphon Co. Ltd. London The bottle is quite heavy and it looks like it has a pontil on the bottom. Is this bottle old and if I sell it! What could I sell it for ? Thanks in advance !

 

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From: Remeschnet ox

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Liquor

Date 05/30/2006 3:24:32 PM

There was a Rock and Rye Liquor with real fruit inside. I believe it was sold under the name e of Pete Hagens Rock n Rye. Is there any still made, or is there a substitute brand?

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From: swhiskyin. ch luewin. ch

To: JAOk20@bOTTLEBOOKS.COM

Subject: Black & White Bottle

Date 05/30/2006 4:48:28 PM

Bonjour, Nous sommes un musée du tire-bouchon en Suisse et nous avons acheté un tire bouchon Black and White whisky avec une bouteille (annexe). Nous ne sommes pas en mesure de pouvoir dater cette bouteille que nous estimons à 1910 - 1915. Avez-vous une idée plus précise ? Merci et meilleures salutations. Alex Delaloye Swiss Cork Museum Case postale 91 1957 ARDON

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From: Donna

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey Bottle

Date 05/31/2006 3:25:53 AM

Digger, I have in my possession a Old Overholt Pennsylvania Straight Rye Whiskey 4/5 quart bottle. The label is a sticker with plain writing on it. It says " This is bottle No. 1933 of a very select stock of rare OLD OVERHOLT Pennsylvania Straight Rye Whiskey. This whiskey is 6 1/2 years old, and is bottled exactly as it comes from the original barrels at 121 proof. Bottled at Broad Ford, Pa. by A Overholt & Co. , Inc. and distributed by National Distillers Product Corp, New York. " signed by Thomas F. Brown, Vice President. The bottle number is hand written in red ink, also the record number and so is the proof. Do you have any information on how old this bottle is? Is it worth anything? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.  J. Agruso Portland, Texas

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From: RonVB esign

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD BOTTLES

Date 05/31/2006 11:28:56 AM

Digger, I have some bottles that I cannot find reference to anywhere so far. I have enclosed pictures of two sides of each of the bottles. They are 6 1/2 " high and about 2 1/4 " wide at the base, they are round with a blob style mouth. The seam lines end before they reach the collar of the neck. They are aqua in color and are heavily embossed with "Tiffany & Allen trade mark either Dover, NJ or Patterson, NJ on one side and on the other it reads"This bottle not to be sold Dover SteAM

Bottling Works" or "Registered Acc'd to law Jan 12th 1882 prosecuted if used by other parties" The bottom is embossed with T & A in the center of a circle, not sure if that is considered a pontil mark? I have two each of these and 7 others that all look similar from Patterson, NJ, some have a steel stopper in them that has been pushed in to the bottle. They are very heavy glass and all are aqua in color. Can you tell me the history and approximate value? Thanks, Ron Van Blarcom

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From: BENJAMIN MUND

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about paint removal from Cabo Wabo bottle

Date 05/31/2006 11:57:16 AM

Hi,  Love the site! I have a Cabo Wabo bottle where the labels are painted on. Do you knw the best way to remove them? Best,  Ben

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From: Randy & Julie Clark e

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: price booker mfg san antonio

Date 05/31/2006 3:33:11 PM

I have recently found a purple bottle with Price Booker Mfg San Antonio, Tex. Can you tell me anything about it? Thanks

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From: Darci Cockrum  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: White Horse whisky bottle

Date 05/31/2006 3:34:50 PM

Hello. I have an old whisky bottle that I came accross. It has a screw top lid and the metal cap says "White Horse Distillers LTD. Estab 1742 " and has cork on the inside. The bottle itself is Amber in color with a paper label on the front and an embossed white horse on the back. From base to top of the neck it stands 10" tall and is about 2 1/4" wide. It is kidney bean shaped. Above the label there is a small embossed horse. On the back there are also the embossed words "Federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle" and "Exporters white horse distillers LTD. Glasgow Scotland". The bottom of the bottle has a raised circle and in the circle are embossed the letters PGC and the number 8. The seam on the bottle does not go over the lip, it stops just before it. I would be very interested in knowing the age and the value of this bottle. Thank you so much for your time!

     

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From: sheldon gosline  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. Kilmer ingredents

Date 05/31/2006 4:26:24 PM

Dear Digger Odell: I am research any possible sources for the list of ingredients of Dr. Kilmer's remedies other than SwAM

p-Root. Do you have any information that you could share from the paper material, bottle labels, etc. that mention particular herbs in the compounds. Thank you in advance! Regards, Sheldon Gosline

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From: kimberly jones  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1970 Wine Bottle

Date 05/31/2006 11:47:33 PM

I was just wondering if you have ever seen this type of bottle. I sent pictures. Please reply to katdesignsinc I am using my son's email. Thanks Kim Jones kimberly jones

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