May 2002 Questions
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dear digger, I have a bottle that has been in my family for years. It looks like a stone soda bottle. Stamped in the side is H. Kennedy Glascow, Barrowfield Pottery #30. I hope you can give me some info on this no one else has been able too. Thanks, Mark Bollig
I have had quite a few questions about these English ale bottles (possibly whiskey). I think there were a number of potteries making them with the same name. This one has #26 instead of 30 like yours. They have been dug in this country in the Western states. I was not able to find information about the potter. They sell for a modest sum of under $20. Digger.
Hi Digger, I found a bottle today and am hoping to get some information on it. I have had little to no luck searching the net. Here's what I got. Bottle measure about 8" tall and about 4" wide. The "product" manufacturer is Turpentine and Rosin Factors, Inc. from Jacksonville Fl USA Savannah, Georgia The front seal says "Approved by the American Turpentine Farmers Association Cooperative" and "ATFA Processed" There is a great deal of recommended usages on the back of the bottle, and a 1939 Copyright by the above mentioned association. Based on the copyright date and the fact that Owens-Illinois introduced "Duraglas" in 1940, I am guessing 1940 to be the vintage. One thing I thought was interesting was the arrow on the side of the bottle that points towards the lid and states "DO NOT ACCEPT IF SEAL IS BROKEN" The mark on the bottom is the IO marke with the numbers "3" on the left, "2." on the right, and "12." underneath the mark. Overall it's a pretty neat bottle in good condition. Let me know if you dig up anything. Thanks, George
The company was in business at least through 1966. they registered a trademark for TEXADINE Goods and Services (EXPIRED) PAINT THINNER in that year. the address, however was not Florida any longer but TURPENTINE AND ROSIN FACTORS OF TEXAS, INC. CORPORATION TEXAS 1105 HILLS FL PASO, TEX. I would agree your bottle probably dates to the 1940s. I never considered that turpentine a farm product but I guess the pine in the south must make good turpentine.
Any idea what this is: Pontiac Peach Brandy Padget & Pate--Distillery No. 431, 1st district Calif. 1928 Distillery Bonded Warehouse No. 19 District of Ky 1910 It is in its original box with the seal unbroken, Found it in my attic and just wondered the origin or worth. Thanks in advance, John K. Sweet
Gotta be worth a few bucks from that date. However, I am puzzled how it could be 1928 since prohibition was still in effect unless it was "medicinal whisky". I'd estiamte without seeing the bottle that it has a value of at least $75. Digger
Hi Digger, I have a green fish shaped bottle that is almost 13 in. in height, i find no marking's except a capitol letter F on the bottom. Some one once told me it may be worth keeping. Would you know if that's so? My father left me about 30 of his best bottle's 3 years ago and i have just started to look in to them. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you Lorita Edgecomb Trammell Austin Tx.
Many of the green fish I have seen are wine bottles from this century. I'd need more information to give a good estimate. Digger.
Digger, I have an unopened quart bottle of brandy. I received it about 25 years ago as a gift. The label reads.Grand Trianon-The Brandy of France Napoleon. It was distributed by Park & Tilford, N.Y.. I can't find out anything about it. Would you know the present value???? Thanks, Murray
The wordmark GRAND TRIANON (EXPIRED) for BRANDY. FIRST USE: 1967. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1968. MAISON BARRIASSON, S.A. DBA J. DUBOR & CO. CORPORATION FRANCE P.O. BOX 23 COGNAC 16 FRANCE the Grand Tiianon is a palace in France. I'd guess it could not be older than 1968 and value I have no idea how good the brandy is becuase I doubt the bottle has much value without it. Digger
While walking along old railroad track that are not now in use for many years we found this old bottle its 4 in. tall 2 in. in dia tapers to the top clear . the writing on the bottle reads. Edison battery oil made in USA ________ Thomas A. Edison incorporated Bloomfield ,N.J. U.S.A this bottle dose not have a screw on lid ther is one rim at the top and another just below it if you can tell me anything about it we would be happy thank you also a ball park price thanks
Nearly everyone who writes in about these battery oil bottles finds them along the railroad tracks. You will find many other references to these common little bottles worth $3-5 empty. Digger
I live in Montclair, NJ and have recently purchased an home built in 1890. There is a carriage house in the rear and evidence of two pits of some sort. One pit is circular in shape, approximately 30" in diameter, and made of stacked stone. The second pit is rectangular in shape. It is attached to the carriage house. The walls of approximately 8" thick and is made of rubble and a crude mortar, distinctly different from the carriage house foundation material. I am not a bottle collector. I hate to see these pits go unexplored. How would I go about inviting collectors over to examine the pits? Thank you. Mike Zichelli Montclair, NJ
I'd suggest trying to attend a local bottle show. You'll find plenty of interested customers. Digger
Hi, I am new here. I have a Dreyfus and Ashby Co bottle How can I find out how much it is worth?
Hi, I'd suggest reading a number articles you can find on my site. Determining Value Dating Bottles Bottle Basics Without more information, I can't give you a value but The company, AFFILIATED DISTILLERS BRANDS CORP. DBA DREYFUS, ASHBY & CO. CORPORATION NEW YORK 1290 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NEW YORK 10019 made wine, champagne, liqueurs in the 1960-1980 period. In the 80s they were known as DREYFUS ASHBY INC. DREYFUS, ASHBY & CO. CORPORATION. I'd guess you have a relatively new bottle probably no value. Digger.
Hello: I found a bottle in my spring cleaning in my house and was wondering if you knew anything about it or can tell me where i can go to find out about it. It's a cobalt blue bottle with the words on the front - Melvin & Badger - Apothecaries- Boston, MA. On the bottom it has: #4 the words patent applied for and the letters C.L.C.C.O. It's a small bottle about 5" high. Any info would be appreciated.
Here's a picture of the bottle you found. I wish I could find that kind of bottle cleaning my house. It is a poison bottle dating in the early 1900s. They sell for over $100 many times. Larger examples sell for even more. You can find this bottle and many more like it in my book on Poisons. Nice find. Digger
What I have is a whiskey flask. The bottle has what appears to be hand sewn leather on the top half with a little gauge window on both sides. The lid and the bottom half of the bottle is pewter. The pewter on the bottom has a design etched in it. The pattern isn't exact, looks like it was done free hand. The pewter bottom doesn't slide off so I can't see any stampings in the glass it's self. The space between the leather and the pewter reveals a seam in the sides of the bottle and a "lip" right at the top of the pewter. I found this flask in the trunk of a car at a junk yard. I have been trying for years to find out any information on it. Can you help?
Here is the information on the bottle in our possession. Unfortunately I do not have a scanner (WebTV) so I will describe it. The embossed logo on the front is a circle inside the circle around the diameter is A.Krumenaker New York inside this is a calligraphy type monogram of A with K interconnected. The bottle is a green hue and has side seams that stop below the lip. Top of bottle is approx. 1 inch high with a raised lip. On the bottom of the bottle on the side is the following: P.C.C.5. Bottom is smooth and there is no closure. Bottle is 9 inches from top to bottom and empty :-) Hope this information is helpful. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? --- Antoinette (Toni) Krummenacker
Hi. I found a Bottle in Dover, NH with Blue Bird on it. It is labeled April 14th 1925. Can you help me? I just wanted to know a little something about the company. Thanks!
I found a bottle of bols ballerina (gold creme de menthe) this is a full bottle never opened , all labels are on. on the label it says it was made in 1868. could you tell me the value of this. it was my aunts who recently passed away thank you. Wendy
Dear Sir: I have several old J W Dant bottles and also a Yellowstone Bottle. Since my great grandmother was a Dant (on my mother's side) I know they are authentic. If I send pictures, can you give me a ball park figure of what they are worth? Also, if there are any collector clubs for this merchandise. Thank you, Pat Hayes
Hi, I recently dug a bottle in a UK bottle dump. It is a blue poison bottle, about 5" high. The thing I don't know about it is the writing on it. It says Diuromil. I have not been able to find any information about Diuromil. Any ideas? Many thanks
Dear Mr. Digger, I know that the bottle I am asking about are not very old, but would like information to at least find the value on them. First, my grandfather has an old Polecat Whiskey bottle. It has a paper label on it, and is in MINT condition. This is all I know on this bottle, as his will not let anyone hold it! LOL.....Second is a liquor bottle not old, but collectible. It is a clear bottle with gold plated 'cage' around it. On the bottom is a music box that plays "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" It was produced by Swiss Harmony Inc. Last are two porcelain whiskey bottles by McCormick Distilling Company. One is Jim Bowie, and the other is David Crockett. Would like information as to when they were produced, and/or value. They are in excellent condition, the cork is a little worn on one piece, so Davey's head is easy to come off!! They say whiskey will do that to ya! LOL Thank you in advance for any thing you find. Joye
Hello I have a old bottle but I don't know anything about it and I was hoping you could help me. It is amber in color 1 qt. it has Roman wrote on it and on the bottom it has. 10 (I) 8 Roman cleanser bleach REG-PAT.PEND. 2 i SURE HOPE YOU WILL KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BOTTLE THAT YOU CAN SHARE Thank You Peggy
I have a bottle that measures two feet in height and eight inches in width. It is made of dark brown glass. The label is some sort of paint and it reads Old Overholt straight rye whiskey distilled by A. Overholt Co. Inc. Broadford PA. U.S.A. On the back of the bottle in raised letters on the glass it reads for display purposes only. Can you give us any information about this bottle or its value if any. Thank you, Alexandra Douglass
I have five bottles and am curious if they are of any value: 1 is a quality band 6 fl oz. soda water bottle property of coca cola bottling co in Asheville nc 2 is a royal crown cola (copyright 1936 nehi corp) the label was probably red and white 12 oz. 3 is a 9 oz green bottle/ golden sun-drop cola logo on back " refreshing as a cup of coffee" 4 is a 10 oz 7-up bottle, my dad has had it since the 1950's 5 is another 7up but a 7 oz bottle this one has a woman on the front in a one piece bathing suit appears to be catching bubbles? bottled in Asheville nc thanks love your web site... dianne neal
A friend has an old medicine bottle it's a brown with a thin neck. On it, it says Kendalls spavin cure. She's curious to see if it's an antique or not. The bottle has an octagon shape to it. Can you give me any information? Thanks.
Dear Digger, My grandpa brought home a 8 1/2 inch bottle that is brown glass. I has black lid and it kind of rectangular shaped except when you get to the neck. It has a label that says Paul Jones A Blend of Straight Whiskies. It also says blended by PAUL JONES AND COMPANY.Inc (next line) LOUISVILLE, KY., BALTIMORE, MD. This is a pint and says on the top kind of embedded in the bottle FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF PRODUCT. It is a blend of straight whiskey proofs. It says the" The straight in this product are four years or more old." It has a picture of a revolutionary man at top and has 2 stars on each side. Preserving The Past For The Future.......
Hi Digger-This bottle is a garage sale find, but can find no information about it. It has 8 panels the name Ravenna etched in gold color on it. It has a stopper. Could you tell me if it was made in Ohio & the value? Any information will be helpful.
I have a Hayner whiskey bottle dated Nov 30 1897 in mint condition that belonged to my father and was passed down to me along with a I Trager Co, Cincinnati Ohio with no date. Its brown in color and also in mint condition. I am new to the hobby of collecting bottles so could you please give me any information about these bottles & their worth. See attached picture. Thanks for any help that you can give on this bottle. Liz
I have been an amateur bottle collector for about half my life. I am retiring on my birthday in August, at the age of 62 years. I have approximately 700 to 800 bottles of all kinds.
I've had this bottle for some time. Can't seem to find one like it. Hope this picture and description will help. It stands approximately 8 3/4 inches high, 3 1/8 inches wide and 1 3/4 inches deep. It reads The Owl Drug Co., emulsion cod liver oil in very nice script in a slug plate. From a bottle book I have (Bottles by Michael Polak), I believe it describes the mouth of the bottle as tooled, flanged with flat top. The lip is rounded up to the flat top. The mould seam stops about two thirds the way up the neck. The bottom of the bottle is recessed about 1/8 Inch and reads in embossed print Pat. Jan 5 1892. This bottle is rectangular with rounded shoulders and base. The neck is round or cylinder shaped. The color of the bottle and stopper are both amethyst. It shows a few seed bubbles in the bottle and neck. I can only find one very light scratch about 1/8 inch long on the shoulder. Also, it has a light color bruise about 5/8 inches long by 1/8 inch high on the inside of lip. It could be factory, I don't know. The outside is clean, the inside has some light staining, I am sure could be easily cleaned. The stopper came with the bottle. I don't know if it belongs to it. The stopper is 2 1/2 inches long by 1 1/2 inches across the top. It is frosted up the neck. The bottom end is rough, I assume factory.
I would appreciate any information to it's age, rarity, value and history. I have watched your site for some time now and enjoy it very much. Sincerely, A.M. Matthews
Hi Digger-This bottle is a garage sale find, but can find no information about it. It has 8 panels the name Ravenna etched in gold color on it. It has a stopper. Could you tell me what it was used for, if it was made in Ohio & the value? Any information will be helpful. It is 8 3/4 " high-4" on bottom-top 2". The stopper is clear and did not scan well. Thanks again, Norm
Dear Digger I recently obtained this "Cat" embossed Hygeia bottle it is 11.75" tall with base diameter of 2.75", clear to light green in colour, lightining stoppered with brand mark on stopper, as you can see from the attached photo's. Condition is fair but base shows signs of lots of use. I know the brand Hygeia was associated with dairies in the USA, but this bottle is not what I would call "Milk" bottle shaped more like a "Soda" bottle. Would appreciate your comments Regards Richard Somerville
not a good picture but the bottle is 2 3/4" x 2" . Back is embossed with no. 4711. Front label also has no. 4711 and eud de cologne Glockengasse cologne on rhine. Hope that's enough for some info on this bottle incl. value if any. Thank you. Back picture to follow. Bob Wolstenholme
What can you tell me about a bottle i picked up at a yard sale, the markings are FESTUS CRYSTAL SODA WATER COMPANY Festus, Missouri. Any info would be most helpful. Thank you JIM
Digger, I have a Holko Black Cross Liniment bottle with label intact, some dried ingredients in the bottle, corked . The bottle is approx. 4 3/4 inches tall, , with Black Cross and Liniment on opposite sides of glass and Hollander Bros. Drug Co. Manufacturing Chemists Braddock, Pa. on the back. Can you tell me the age and if it has any value? Thank you. L. Bridgewater
Hi digger I find all kinds of interesting bottles on my property most of them I can find out history and so forth myself however I can not find anything on this one any way maybe I didn't look good enough so i am asking for your help. The bottle is a little over 6 inches tall with an applied rectangular bottom that has a square with a z inside, the seams run up the corners of the bottle and curve in then the bottle has ridge and funnels into a small neck it looks like the top was applied as there is a seam around the bottle it has a large lip then a small screw neck and tiny hole in the top. on one side it says "LUCKY TIGER REMEDY CO. KANSAS CITY. MO." the other side says "LUCKY TIGER FOR SCALP ECZEMA & DANDRUFF " the front and back are plain and flat maybe had a label? can you help history of company and value? thank you in advance.
Greetings Digger! A friend of mine just found a turtle wax bottle in the woods. It is green glass. THe label is still readable...it is sort of painted on I guess. At the top of the bottle it says: NEW-One Year Car Wax. One waxing lasts up to one year. Advertised in LIFE, Sat. EVE POST, READER"S DIGEST. It appears to still have some product in it. At the bottom of the label it says "Turtle Wax-Plastone Co. (copyright mark) 9-1958 Chicago 51, Illinois" It also says it has "Sun Stop" , tested in Death Valley. It has a screw top with a red plastic cap. It is a 16 ounce bottle. Where one would hold the bottle, there are "grips" molded in the glass and "Turtle Wax" is also molded in the glass. Would something like this be of interest to anyone? Thanks, Rosie
Hello- I'd like some idea of the age and value of this Haig's scotch bottle. Its height with the stopper is 9 3/4", and is fitted with a decorative Mexican sterling silver overlay. It has a mold seam, in the center of one "flat" side and on the "pointed" side opposite, both extending through the lip. The only damage is to the "S" in "HAIG'S", which someone has tried to remove at some time. I've done a little research into the Haig and Haig company about their dimpled bottles, but have found nothing about how to determine the age of this particular bottle itself. Thanks for any help you can give me. johnny
Hi, I have a general question concerning beer bottles in 1912 America. I'm working on a film production of the Music Man set in 1912 Iowa. I haven't had much luck finding some reference of beer bottles of the era. Were they of the shape we know now with paper labels? Any information would be much appreciated. thanks, edward
I have a small clear bottle with TABLOID on one side and B. W. and C o on other. Any info? Thanks Lawrenze
i found a question in march 2000 about college inn bottle . Your server is down right now so i cant research the rest of the site but here is a terrible pic of the bottle
Hi I was just searching the internet to try and find out about a bottle that I retrieved from a construction site in Melvindale Michigan about 15 years ago. I have recently been offered $600 for it by a local collector and am wondering if it is time to give it up. I never thought it was worth much. Anyway, it is in excellent condition, a dark green, semi-round (it has 12 equally sized faces, hard to describe) approximately 8 3/4 inches high and roughly 12 inches in "circumference" and 3 1/2 inches in diameter. I has rased lettering on one side that says "CITY BOTTLING WORKS DETROIT" and on the other it looks like it was supposed to have raised lettering but it may not have come out in the mold which may indicate that it was a discarded bottle, i'm just speculating. This other side says in hard to read "flat" letters "HENRY MO - - ICS ROOT BEER". I can't make out the two letters in between in fact the only letters i am sure of in that word are the M and O. Is this bottle worth anything and is $600 a good price??? I can email a picture if necessary. I wasnt sure which bottle guide to buy. Thanks. Scott Green
Good afternoon, I am wondering where I can buy the fish bottles? I have found one in an antique store, but is there maybe a web site that I can order them from instead? Thanks for your time. Tammy Andren
I have a light green bottle that says "Arlington Brewing Co. \ ROSSLYN, VA" on the lower edge back side is "EHE CO." On the bottom is the number "743" It has a seam on opposite sides running up and down the side of the bottles, It has air bubbles in the glass and the bottom is not uniform in thickness of glass on the bottom. Any information on history and value? Thank You Eric
I live in a home built in 1970. The barn burnt down about 100 years ago. As I plant gardens I am finding bottles. Most of them you list as common. I can not find information on a Wadsworth Howland & co. Varnishes bottle. Still has paper lable on it. It was for orange shellac. Any ideas?Thanks
Hi: Is there any where I can get information on bottles from Hazleton, Pa and the surrounding areas. I have Morans & Son Btlc. Co., Hazleton Bottling, another from Freeland, Pa. Thanks Linda
Hi Digger, I just found your website tonight and thought maybe you could solve a mystery for me. I acquired this "rooster" bottle and am not sure if it's rare or not. It seems to be amber glass and hand painted. On the one side of the bird, there is the plain amber glass with two words etched and raised on it. The first word I can't make out but it looks like "viarhgo" . The second word is "Italy". The head comes off to display a corked bottle top. I have enclosed a snapshot and hope you can clear this up for me. Thanks so much for responding. Sally
Please take a look at the enclosed picture. I've been researching this for the past few days but really have not come up with anything whatsoever. I totally enjoyed your site and hoped that I could find some information on this bottle. It appears hand blown, it has 4 sides each side has an indentation. The glass appears to be blue. If you have any information on it or can point me in the right direction, I certainly would appreciate it. -Thank You -David J. Krachenfels
Dear Digger, I wrote to yoyu in early Feb 2002 regarding a cobalt blue Chamberlains bottle found in Pretoria South Africa and later in Feb I sent you a digital image of the bottle. It would seem as if the two did not get matched. Attached are two images of this bottle found in a dump closed in 1900. This bottle and a very rare British bottle from the same dump were written up in issue 12 of Antique Bottle Collector - UK but nobody seems to be able to tell me anything about the Chamberlains. I hope you have some information for me. This seems to be a very rare bottle? Regards, Nic Welman
Hi, Digger, In February 2002 I sent you a message regarding a cobalt blue Chamberlains bottle dug in Pretoria, South Africa some years ago. It comes out of a dump closed in 1900. It is about 5 1/2 inches tall and has "Chamberlains" embossed vertically from top to bottom on the front panel. No other embossing in the entire bottle. I sent you a digital picture some weeks later. Attached is another picture of the bottle. This bottle together with a British wasp waist poison bottle was written up in the latest issue (issue 12) of Antique Bottle Collector - UK. Nobody has been able to provide any information on this bottle. Could you please be of assistance? Thank you, Nic Welamn
I was looking for some old bottles-family history says that the Krumenaker/Krumenacher were family brewers at one time. I would bet that means beer. There were supposed to be at least three registered trademarks. Could you show me pictures of the registered trademarks Or at least tell me where to look for the information. I'm not having any luck! Also I found some old bottles that are thick and sometimes look greenish and sometimes clear. They have a round bottom(won't stand upright) and look like they had a cork in them at one time. Some of them have CORRY written on one side of them and BELFAST on the other side. Some of them are just plain. And some of them I really didn't look at. They are in an old dump in the woods near here. Are they worth picking up and carting home? I saw on your site that people sent pictures of bottles but I just got my computer not to long ago and I'm not that skilled with it. Thanks alot in advance for any help that you can give me.
Yes you seem to have a tremendous amount of knowledge about glass, so as a shot in the dark I have this small question. Do you know who makes these glass jars? Thank you for your time.
ON JUNE,192, FRANK R. MILLER PATENTED HIS DESIGN FOR THE TALL ONE BOTTLE WHICH WAS MADE TO HOLD A RUM FLAVORED SOFT DRINK. THE BOTTLE HAS RECENTLY BEEN FOUND IN CRYSTAL AND LIGHT GREEN AND HAS THE LEGEND " TALL" ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE FEET OF THE STANDING FIGURE AND " ONE " ON THE RIGHT SIDE; ALSO, CONTENTS 8 FLU. OZS. REG. U.S.PAT. OFF, ON THE BASE IS EMBOSSED " DAYTON, PATENTED JUNE 21, 1927 / 948 / OHIO WHAT CO. BOTTLE THIS DRINK AND WHERE . WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFOMATION.
I'm a Vassar College graduate and have been looking for a Vassar Beer bottle or can (I don't know how it was sold). Mathew Vassar brewed his beer for quite sometime, I believe, so I was wondering, can you help me?
Ihave got some bells whiskey decanters and I would like to know how much they are worth for insurance purpose. No 1 is Charles & Dianes wedding, No 2 is the birth of Prince william No 3 is the birth of Prince Harry, No4 is Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson wedding No5 is the Queen's Silver Jubilee No6 isthe Queen Moms 80th birthday No7 is the Queen Moms 100th birthday, thank you Yours Sincerely John V Lane
Hi I found this bottle under a old house somebody told me it was a squat bottle what ever that is could you give me a date on this says CRYSTAL SPRINGS J.FARLEY BOTTLING WORKS MARSHALL MICH . Thank You for your time Robin Valenzuela
I have just found a bottle under a shed i pulled down it is a screw in top greenish colour it has the markings (wray & ward corbett st manchester) it still has its original lid which is dated 1930 it stands about 12" tall i just wanted to see if it is valuable please try to help me if u can thank you
Hi I have a bottle of Schenley Canadian Tradition bottled in 1980 and wondering if it has any value other than taste? Brian D. Steel (B.A.)
I have a a tan horse figurine, about 8" x 10", by Tony Odell. Can you give me any information about this figurine and its maker? Thank you. Iva W. Froehlich
hi my mother-in law had this bottle not sure where she got would like to know the value
I don't know if you can assist me, but you may be able to give me some direction. I have some 'not so old' bottles from the old Hamms brewery in St Paul, Minnesota. Back in 1973 Hamms was going to introduce a wine cooler called 'Apropo'. What they discovered after bottling several hundred cases of this new beverage was that the alcohol level increased in thier product, and by law, they weren't allowed to distribute it. So all thier employees took it home. I knew one of them and thus I have some. Who would I contact to get an idea of it's worth? I would like to put it on e-bay or something. Thanks for your time. John T
hi my name is ben I have two duraglas that I found in our back yard the house is from 1916 one of the bottles says a wired looking 3 on it and then a vi. the other one has the same looking 3 on expet there is a iii on it instead. I would like to know wht these were. hi found a bottle teal green mint con on the bottle it saids RHEINSTROM BROS. ONE PINT The seam on top is rubbed out its old can you tell me more thank you
Lyons Magnus,1\2 gallon crushed pineapple.. Lynons Magnus Fruit products San Francisco.. Monarch Coffee 3pds. ON back in embossing Monarch fine foods.. Would you be able to help with some info about what years?.. I have not been able to find any info.. Thanking you for your time and willingness in sharing your knowledge..
Hi My uncle found a bottle that he would like some information on if you can provide it. It is an amber colored Clorox with a brown screw on top. He found it under his porch when he was adding a den to his house around 15 years ago. His house was built sometime between the 1920 's and 30's. He would like to know if it is worth anything and if so how much? Also, should he wash it or will it be valued at more with the dirt still on it? Thanks for your help. L Davis
I have a clear bottle that is approximately 8 inches tall and has Dr.W B Caldwell Inc on one side and Monticello ,Illinois on the other. My last name is Caldwell and was just wondering what this bottle contained and maybe a little history of W.B Caldwell
Hi! Wanted to know if you might have any information regarding Rumford bottles--we have located a round, about 5 inches tall, PALE greenish opalescent coated bottle--RUMFORD is in raised letters along the shoulder of the bottle, and the bottom has DD in raised letters....have you seen anything like this? Any idea where I might be able to find more information? Just curious to find out what it is and any history that might be attached.
Thank you so much for any help you can provide.
Hi, I was wondering if you had ever heard of speedball Orange soda made by a Warwick Company. Any info would be great. Thanks John
Hi, I find your site very informative and will put it my favorites. In with some items I bought at auction was a pottery bottle, 8" high, 3" wide with a slight pouring lip or maybe just a defect it's hard to tell, it is grey in color and the only marking is the cap of the cork that says P & T founded 1840. Any idea what it is ? Thanks Al
Hello my name is David and I have been searching the net trying to find information on a bottle I found while cleaning out my parents garage. The bottle reads "Welch's Refreshment Wine one the label. Label is very colorful and I assume is from the Welch's Grape Juice Company. My guess is that it is from the 1950's or early 60's. The bottle is very interesting. It is an opaque white with red paint drizzled all over it. It is around 8 inches tall. Could you help? Thank you, David Phillips
I found an old flask while cleaning out a barn, I would like to know the age, rarity, value and the history. I spent some time on the internet trying to find information and was not successful. Hope you can help. Bottle is round, amber in color or yellow amber, not sure if there is a difference, seam stops at neck, open pontil on rectangular base, condition is good. On one side of the bottle is a picture of a stag and a child climbing a tree, a flower by the stags leg. On the other side is a wild bore's head with a bugle circling the bores head, also a sword and a rifle crossing. No numbers or letters on the bottle/flask. No paper label. Hope you can help, thank you for your time. Becky
Hello-- I am a new collector, but only because my husband and I recently purchased an old 1921 home in the country and have found some neat items on the lot. One item came up yesterday. I tried to search on the internet to find out if it is old or not so old, but I am not running into any help, with the exception of the site that lists the patent numbers (I'll have to get that number to see...). Can you tell me if you know what type of bottle/jar this is, what it was used for (milk, moonshine, molasses?) and about what time period you think I'm looking at? See the description below.**
**The glass "jar/bottle" is a one gallon container with the small screw top still in place. (Haven't really cleaned it up yet). It also has one of those holes near the top that you hook your finger through to carry it--you know, like the jugs you blow into. (Can you tell I'm a rookie?!) (Is it called a bottle, jug or jar, anyway?) **The container is amber with "Duraglass" embossed very small in cursive script at the bottom on one side and "ONE GALLON" embossed very small at the top on one side. (Is there a Duraglass website I can visit?) **There is a patent number embossed even smaller near the neck of the bottle and a number or two, (one is a "3") embossed on the bottom. Any help you can give is greatly appreciated. I mostly just want to know what the jar/bottle was used for, and approx. when it came about, so I can help tell the story of out new (old) place with things that I find. Thanks a lot! Val
I have a large group of what I think are Scottish ale bottles (about 40 total) in very good condition. I've read variously that they're worth between $10 and $20 each. But I am unclear as to where the market is for this kind of item. Can you help? George
----hello,?from PHILA this wonderful particular bottle it, s a 21 gun salute bottle which looks like A BENINGTON color the label reads around the neck founded 1801 then theirs another that reads chevis brothers ltd. Aberdeen Scotland then the royal mark in center under reads by appointment purvevors of provisionsand scotch whiskey to the late --------king George vi theirs a green label with the words = seal= marked commonwealth kentuckey 1/5gallon distilledspirits in center of bottle in relief says ROYAL SALUTE--WITH A CROWN WITH THE 21 IN CENTER THEN THE REST OF BOTTLE IS IN RELIEF WITH INSCRIBED CHIVAS - WITH KING GEORGE HOLDING HIS SWORD AND HIM ON A HORSE UNDER INSCRIBED -IONRACAS SEOLFACHD SEANSCHAS- -NEXT LABEL READS PRODUCE OF SCOTLAND BLENDED AND BOTTLED BY ----CHIVAS BROTHERS LTD.- -4/5 QUART DISTILLERS ABERDEEN EST 1801 SCOTLAND THE BASE OF THE BOTTLE READS -CHIVAS BROTHERS LTD. ABERDEEN SCOTLAND WITH THE - -ROYAL DOLTON LION AND CROWN MARK THE BACK OF BOTTLE READS - -----THE CROWN AND THE PICTURE OF THE CANNON IN FANCY WRITTING-- BY AN ANCIENT CUSTOM,--ORIGINATING IN THE ROYAL NAVY A SALUTE OF TWENTY ONE GUNSIS THE PREROGATIVE OF THE -REIGNING SOVEREIGN. ROYAL SALUTE WHISKEY - -CREATED TO CELEBRATE THE CORNATION OF HER MAJECTY,QUEEN ELIZABETH,-- SYMBOLIZES THIS HOMAGE- THEN READS IMPORTED -CHIVAS BROTHERS IMPORT CORPORATION - CHRYSLER BLDG, NEW YORK STONE BOTTLE THE CORK HAS BEEN PUSHED THROUGH THE BOTTLE IS DARK BROWN WITH LIGHT CARMEL COLOR THROUGH IT LOOKS LIKE BENNINGTON POTTERY HAVE LOOKED THROUGH ALL KINDS OF BOOKS but after awhile that gets real expensive i was just wondering if you may know any thing about this beautiful wonderful bottle ,,,,,,,please let me know ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;thank you Sheila
Hi Digger: Hoping you can help. My grandmother had the aboved mentioned bottle with original contents in her basement. It is in excellent condition. Is this of any value? Thanks for your help, Julie
I have an old Cocoa Cola bottle, clear in color, that has six sides. Can you tell me anything about it and maybe it's value? Thanks, Donna
Dear Digger, I recently found 3 bottles on a construction site. 1 had a flat bottom and was labelled 293 FRONT ST NY BELFAST GINGER ALE 1880 The other 2 have round bottoms and no ridged edges. They were both labelled: ROSS^S BELLFAST Do you have any information or background on these bottles? Any prices? Kathleen A. Reynolds
I found a bottle while metal .Detecting it is clear glass, rectangular, the seams disappear near the top on large flat side it says California fig syrup Co. On the skinny sides one side says Louisville Ky. the other side says San Francisco Ca. small chip in lip. any idea on age and value??
Hello I have a old clay type whiskey jug which is brown and grayish, on the front it has R. M. Rose Distillery Company, Atlanta, Georgia, Can you give me any info on this. I believe it would be a gallon jug Thanks So much. Malinda
Digger, I recently purchased a 50+ year old house, that has been vacant for 10+ yrs. I found a bottle that someone had made into a christmas present, by making it into a candle. It is perfectly preserved, thanks to the wax. The mouth of the bottle is like an old Mtn Dew bottle, their is no visible seam. The base of the bottle is textured . The color is emerald green Around the bottle in embossed letters reads NO DEPOSIT*NO RETURN NOT TO BE REFILLED. On the bottom of the bottle reads 1-WAY BEVERAGES ,( NEXT LINE READS) CK-1598, (NLR) CONTENTS (NLR) 1 PT 12 FL. OZS. (NLR) IN CURSEF DURAGLAS (NLR) 7 THE #1 IN A CIRCLE AND 60 .(NLR) 20. UNDER THE WRITING 1 PT THERE ARE THE LETTERS EG WRITEN IN A CIRCULAR PATTERN. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP ON THIS MATTER. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE IT WAS MADE, WHAT IT CONTAINED, (SMELLED LIKE LIQUOR) AND IF IT HAS ANY VALUE. THANK YOU, SANDY
Hello. I could use some help - I haven't been able to find out much about this bottle myself.
It is ovular/rectangular in shape, about 8 inches high, 3.5 wide, and 2 deep, with a raised 1/2 inch wide molding on both sides, leading to a seam on the neck. There is a single rounded lip, about a quarter inch round, pressed flat on top. On the indented bottom is a small single raised "1", and a double raised "6" (looks like an error). On the front of the bottle is a paper label reading "Holland Gin", "Alameda Company", "104 Tremont Street", "cor. Bromfield", "Boston." In the center of the label is a company logo, and the label is printed in red and black on white paper, and is in fairly good condition, though dirty and stained. On the back side of the bottle, in raised lettering is the following: "Alameda Company", the logo, "Tremont & Bromfield Streets Boston", "16 oz. cap". There are numerous irregularities in the clear glass, including bubbles and a couple of "bumps". Around the bottom is a slightly raised edge. I didn't pay much for it, and purchased it for sentimental value as I work near the location in Boston and am of Dutch heritage. I would love to find out it is actually valuable in other ways! Any information would be helpful, Thankyou, Amy Schrob
yes i have a old blue bottle in the shape of a fiddle not sure what age r if its worth anything could u tell me a lil bout it ,thank you,Leah
If you are going to be updating your book on Indian bottles, I'll send you a photo of CEL-TON-SA The Great Indian Medicine by Cel-Ton-Sa Remedy Company from Cincinnati Ohio. Please let me know if you know anything about the company, Thanks
Hi Digger, I found an unidentified bottle in the woods near Cumberland, Washington State while I was on my mountain bike ride in a very secluded area. I have never seen this brand or type of bottle and cannot identify its origin. What makes it strange is it is clear and thick like a Champaign bottle with a full "Devil" standing up on the bottom of the bottle with bubbles around him. The number 12 and the word PLUTO is also on the bottom. Any idea what this is? I will appreciate any response you can provide me. I can send you a photo if you request one after perusing my description Stan
Dear Sirs; I dug up an old "Genuine English Ginger Beer" bottlea couple of years ago. It is thick glass & amber in color. It says "Eagle Bottling co." near the bottom. It has an Eagle embossed on one side & a man holding a glass on the other. It also says "contents 7 fl. oz" below the man holding the glass. It stands 71/2" tall. Underneath it says "GREATER KANSAS CITY" It is is very good shape. I know it must be old but I can find no information on it. Any info. on this bottle would be helpful. Thanks Carl
I WAS WONDERING IF YOU KNOW THE VALUE OF THE BOLS BALLERINA BOTTLE---THE BALLERINA HAS ON A WHITE DRESS AND IT IS A MUSICAL BOTTLE--IF SO EMAIL ME BACK JESSICA
digger, I have a small white bottle 2 inches square at bottom and 2 inch by inch&1/2 at the top. and measures 2&7/8 inches tall.The opening of the bottle is oval shaped. The face of bottle reads,COLGATE'S MIRAGE CREAM NEW YORK U.S.A. The bottom of the bottle has the# 12 on it.
Hi! I found a bottle buried near my house.E.R. Durkee & Co.,New York.About 3" tall.The bottom reads "BOTTLE PATENTED APRIL 17 1877." There are two seems.Has a base of about 1and1/2 in. and the top is about 3/4 in. Should I go look for more?( any value)
Dear Digger: About l7 years ago, I bought a bottle of red wine in the Italian district of Boston, Mass, in a bottle shaped like a snail. Never used the wine....threw it out a few years ago, but saved the bottle. It is a medium green, and is about 36 inches tall, the snail body being at floor level, and a "tail" narrowing up to the bottle cap. Do you have any idea if it has any value at all....I've never seen anything like it again, and can't seem to find anything about it on the internet. Would appreciate hearing from you. Thank you so much. Kay Schaffer Stedman
Hello Digger, I enjoy your website. My grandfather recently passed away, and while cleaning his house I found a whisky bottle. It has a label which says Black and White, and has a Prohibition seal and stamp. This bottle has never been opened. Although I am not a collector of such, please let me know if it has any monetary value. I appreciate your response.
Hi Digger My wife just break a really neat scotch bottle that we have a long time and I'd love to find a replacement for it, but we don't know for sure what it was or where to look. It came from her father. We think it was a pinch scotch bottle clear and square in shape it had 4 fingers that went from top to bottom that were hollow and allowed liquid to flow in them the center was larger and also hollow and also allowed liquid to flow through the fingers were on each corner and had an open space between and behind each one. The stopper is a crown and the bottle was about 9 inches tall and 6 inches wide. Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Mark
Digger- Recently we have come across an old farm dump site which contained several bottles some of which have embossed labeling on them. We were wondering if you could help us determine the use for one of these and perhaps a little history on the company. 1st bottle- Clear, 6 3/4 inches tall, duralas 3 7 6 is embossed on the bottom along with the name chum inc. Chicago IL., there are four ridges on both the neck and bottom of the bottle and has a red and white painted label with the name pasteurized chum beverages, chum with chum. The bottle was to contain 6 3/4 fl oz. Thanks- the dynamic duo
Hey digger, I gotta bottle I dug up this summer....It's clear with a brown cap that say's CONTINENTAL DISTILLING CORP. The bottle used to have a label but it's no longer on it. On the front of the bottle states "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE" The bottom of the bottle says "D-18 40-6" PAT NO. DES 9756". I'm wondering on a possible date of the bottle becuase it was found near an old Ghost Town in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan. Thanks, Sara Berghoef
Dear Digger, I found what looks to like a clear glass decanter. The bottom of the bottle reads "Seagram's 1776 Decanter Designed By Tiffany & Co" There is a label around the neck that reads "In The Tiffany Decanter, Blended and bottled By Seagram Distillers Company,Relay,MD 1776 By seagram Premium American Whiskey 4/5 quart A Blend 80 proof" Label seems to be made of paper and maybe an aluminum silvery color. I have had a problem finding out history of seagrams distillers since they were bought by penrod co. Thank You for your help, Debbie
This was in a box lot - and I'm stumped. I have a bottle - hand blown - with four bottles inside. As if divided into quarters. It appears that the inside pieces were blown, and the outside was blown around them in the final step. A single neck ring is attached 1-1/2" below the top. Neck is straight. No lip. Four holes in top. Above ring is gold-covered. Bottle measures approximately 11-1/2" high. Straight neck measures about 5-1/2" long, and progresses into bulbous section, which tapers slightly to footed bottom. There is a metal (maybe brass) band attached at bottom with fleur de lis and a leaf alternating. On the bottom, no pontil mark - very smooth and indented like thumb print.
Can you tell me what it would be used for? And approximately when? I've never seen anything like this. Thank you so much. If you need photos, I will try to provide. Thank you. BettyLou
can you give me a price on a straight sided coke bottle date 1894-1979. registered biedenharn candy co vicksburg miss.
Hey Digger A good friend of mine has past away and he left his sister approx. 75 Lionstone whiskey decanters can you give me a clue to where I can get prices on them. I know I can sell them on Ebay but we don't really know what they are worth. If you know of where else I could possibly sell them can you let me know. Thanks Alex
I have a very dark green, almost black German bottle. Above the name is a diamond shape showing the letter B at the top, W to the left, E to the right and a F at the bottom inside the diamond. Between the letters is a circle. To the bottom of the diamond shape is says Schutz Marke. Can you tell me about how old this bottle is? The bottle stopper is made of white glass. Thank You Kay Goddard
I wrote a few days ago asking if you knew anything about a bottle named Compound of Cinchona but you haven't had time to reply as of yet. I thought in the meantime I would mail you a picture of the bottle so that you could see it clearly. on one side panel it says I.E. MARSHALL'S and on the other it says AUGUSTA. I hope that this helps. We have spoken to Mike Newman here in Augusta recently as well but he says he knows nothing about this bottle. He had to go out of town but on his return he said that he is going to do some checking for us.... Is there anyone that you could recommend to me that may know something about this bottle? I wrote to someone in Maine and asked them if they were familiar, thinking of Augusta, Maine. But they have checked all their reference books and turned up nothing there either. Thank you in advance,.....Hope Hi, I am wondering if you know of this bottle that my husband has found.. the name of the bottle is "COMPOUND OF CHINCHONA" the one side panel says Augusta,G the other says I.E. Marshall's it is open pontil . The color is aqua ( i know this isnt the greatest color ) I would like to say the lip is flared but the very top of it is totally flat. This is a dug bottle and is in beautiful shape.. it has lots of large bubbles. Please mail me and let me know if this is something that you are familiar with. We are wondering about the value of the bottle.. we cant find anything on it in the bottle books that we have so we are hoping that it is a rare find.... thank you in advance...Hope and Lee
Dear Digger, Are there any repro Star Whiskeys' out there? Specifically, W.B. Cromwell sealed Star Whiskeys? I bought a Star Whiskey with a pontil mark etc, W.B. Cromwell blob glass seal, and it is in such pristine condition, glass wise etc, that I am having a hard time believing it is real! There is also a curious little indentation in the base near the pontil, that has some symbols in it, that I cannot read. Thanks for your answer! Sincerely, Lianne
I, ALSO HAVE THE LUCAS BOLS BALLERINA BOTTLE (MUSICAL & GOLD FLAKES THAT FLOAT INSIDE THE BOTTLE). IT WAS DISTRIBUTED BY THE JOS. GARNEAU COMPANY, AND SAYS GOLD LIQUEUR ON THE BOTTLE, BUT HAVE NO IDEA IF IT IS WORTH ANYTHING AND IF SO WHERE DO YOU GO WITH AN ITEM LIKE THIS? WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFO. THANKS, K. JOHN
I have a 20 Gallon Pickle Crock. It has a blue crown symbol on it. I was told it is very old and had been in the family for at least 50 years. Can you give me information on it?
Digger These bottles were found inthe bahamas long time ago. Not sure of what I"Ve got and their value if any. They are in perfect condition with the exception of tear shaped bubbles in the glass. T heir color is a greenish amber, the larger of two BLANKENHEYM & NOLET is 9 1/2" tall with two dots on the bottom. E. KIDERLEN is 8 1/2" with the N printed backwards THANKS Bill
HI! I RECENTLY CAME ACROSS A OLD PEPSI-COLA BOTTLE, POSSIBLY A NO.#NEWV2 BY A 95 PEPSI CATALOG BY A MR. ARYERS. Q.: THE BOTTOM DIFFERS FROM THIS EXAMPLE, DES.PAT.120,277 14 A44 14 B / MINE HAS DES.PAT.120,277 620 2 A53 16 . DOES THIS # DIFFERENCE MATTER?? Q.: IT HAS L.G.W. ON THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE , DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHICH GLASS WORKS THIS IS?? MAYBE YOU COULD RECOMMEND A BUYER / IM NOT A COLLECTER ! THANK YOU ! M
I'm wondering if you have heard of Sloan's Lineament, which was popular in the 1930's. If the answer is yes, I would love know what wording was on the label. I'll be grateful for any information you can provide. Paul H. Schneiter
Dear Digger, I would be most grateful if you could spare the time to tell me about my tiny poison bottle/vial. It is just 7cm tall, of clear glass and a flattened hexagonal shape. It is embossed 'NTBT' although the NOT is misspelt i.e. 'NOOT' and is ribbed down the front. The seam does not run thorough the lip. It is in mint condition. What would it have contained? Approx what date? How rare is it? Any idea of value? I have attached a picture... Also I have a small green bottle embossed 'Watson and Wates London'. What did this company make? Many thanks Wendy Buckman
Hello. If you get a chance, I would very much appreciate your opinion of this bottle. I picked-up a bottle from a flea market. It is about 7 inches tall, freeblown, pontiled, oval, refired-lip, frosted, and flattened on two sides with something that imparted 3 or 4 crude, concentric circles into the glass. The color is amethyst and it is not even throughout the bottle, particulary around the neck. It is seamless and the bottle sits on a table at an angle. The neck is narrow and the "bottle" actually looks like it could be a vase, or a narrow-necked flask. There is some wear on the base, and a moderate number of bubbles throughout. I am trying to get an image and I will send it to you ASAP. Thanks in advance for your consideration. -- Tom Pesacreta
My brother-in-law bought a bottle at a garage sale for one dollar. It has a handle on it. The markings are Distillire? Buton, Bologna Italia, Fon data, Rel Est 1890 Argentenia Silver Bologn Fact STP
Digger, I have a bottle from Lionstone Distilleries. On the bottom is embossed "Original Lionstone Sculptured Porcelain 1974 L.D.L. Limited Edition" with a sticker reading "Container Made in Japan". Front sticker reads "Lionstone Whisky Kentucky Straight Bourbon 86 Proof 4/5 Quart Distilled in Bardstown, Kentucky by Lionstone Distilleries, LTD". Sticker on back reads "Lonely Luke. The lights of town were always a welcome sight to a trail tired and lonely cowboy. With the cattle drive over and pay in his jeans, his first stop was the saloon on Main Street. A bottle of whisky, a pretty girl, music from a tinny piano and often--a bar brawl. . . these were the memories he would have tomorrow morning and that would have to sustain him throughout the long days and nights until the next trail's end. It was a lonely life indeed for Luke and his cowboy counterparts.". The crown of his hat removes and contains a cork stopper to gain access to the contents of the bottle, which, alas, is only air, at this point. I would appreciate whatever you can tell me about the history and worth of this bottle
Could you please tell me how I could obtain the approximate worth of my McCormick 1776-1976 Bicentennial liquor decantor set. They are unopened and still in the original boxes. Thank you, Tom Ragolia
I found a few bottles, that are about 5 inches in height and 1 1/2 inches wide aprox. and the bottles contain white residue, maybe a shoe polish or lotion of some type and it has a ace of spades embossed on the front and on the bottom of the bottle it reads ACE 4K 4480. I was wondering if you can help me classify the product and what the bottle is worth in mint condition Thank you Stephen Jarem
The markings are Distillire? Buton, Bologna Italia, Fon data, Rel Est 1890 Argentenia Silver Bologn Fact STP The bottle is 10" high. Any ideas? Thank you
Mary Ann Zawacki
I recently bought a bottle from an antique mall. It is a soda water bottle made by coca cola. It has square sides with rounded edges and is in mint condition. It was made in Avon Park, Florida. I'm not sure of the year. It has thick glass and 6, 5-point stars that are about 1/3 of the way down. The patent number is 49729. It says "PROPERTY OF COCA-COLA BOTTELING CO. CON.6 FL OZ" AROUND THE MIDDLE. The top and bottom are both round. The top isn't perfect round, more of an oval. Besides that, the top is about the same as they are now exept the second bulge is a little more rounded. Please e-mail me back, thank you.-
Dear Digger, What a great web page you have. I don't know much about glass bottles or jars and was hoping you could help. I have an amber colored jar there are no marks on it, it is round and about nine inches tall counting the top of the lid, I see no mold lines and it has bubbles in the glass like it was hand blown. It has no label and it has one small chip on the inside of the lid. I bought this at an antique store in san jose california for not much, if you could tell me the age and value and what it might have been used for that would be great. Thank You Tanya
Dear Digger, this bottle was given to me by my mother-in-law I think she bought it at a flea market in Germany. It is 4 inches wide and 6 1/2 inches tall with the lid. There are no marks on it and lots of color as you can see from the photo blue, brown, yellow and a red color. I am not sure even what it is made of it seems kind of like some type of clay almost like sand seems very fragile. There is damage to it some chips that you can see in the photos. If you could tell me the age and maybe what is made of or is and the value that would be great. Thank You Tanya
I am trying to find some information on 3 bottles I have. They are green clear glass and inside is a marble. I was told they were used for carbonated drinks and that the pressure of the carbonization forced the marble to the top, therefore sealing the bottle. When it is turned a certain way the marble gets out of the way and allows a person to drink. On the bottom of one is: R. Strothert & Sons, Atherton and the other two read: Blaylocks - Chester. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks.
I found an (old?) clear glass bottle stopper just laying on top of the ground next to a gopher hole in my yard today where it had not been before. It is about 1 1/2 " tall slightly tapered stopper, ground on the tip so it's not a sharp edge. It has a raised "57" on the top, leading me to believe it may be an old catsup or perhaps vinegar bottle stopper. My mother who is 77, has no memory of a similar style, but she is from Kansas, and my house was built here in 1925 in Central Point OR, perhaps it was a regional thing, or I may also be way off base. Any thoughts? My thanks, Elaine
i just found a sodiphene bottle that is approx. 6" tall and 2" in diameter. It has the seam running all the way up the neck of the bottle. It is embossed around the neck with the words "first aid for the family" on one side and "sodiphene" on the other. On the bottom of the bottle it says"sodiphene co. Kansas City, Mo. Can you tell me the age and value of my bottle?
What an interesting site you have. I stumbled across it while attempting to find information on a bottle we found when cleaning out the crawl space in our basement. The bottle is shaped like a coffee pot, with the label: "Coffee Sport; LEROUX; CRéME DE CAFé; LIQUEUR; made & bottled by LEROUX & COMPANY; Philadelpia, PA". Is there any way I can find an approximate date of this bottle we found and value (if any)? Thank you so much for any help you are able to provide. Mary M. Potter
When I found your site, I gave a sigh of relief. Maybe you can help me with 4 bottles that I have been trying to identify. I have looked at my library and spent hours on-line trying to find out information about these bottles. The ACL people that I have asked about my soda bottle have not replied - that is such a bummer!
The first bottle is the biggest mystery to me. It is a red and white label bottle with four red v's spaced around the neck. The label on the front says Voel - Pels your pop man since 1911 Clinton, Iowa. The back label says Contents 7 fl ozs and Iowa Bottling co. Clinton, Iowa. The bottom of the bottle has Iowa Bottling Co 7 fl ozs in a circle and in the middle of the circle are G6649 9<O>48 1 . There are Voel-Pels bottles listed on sites but they are green and 10 ozs and dated 1950.
The next one is a 7 1/2 in brown beer bottle AUTO CITY BR'G CO C H BRO'S DETROIT MICH embossed on the front, an A with spokes and the word Registered on the back , and there is nothing on the bottom except a circle and a lot of wrinkly, melted glass.
Next is a light green, 8 inch, very thick glass bottle with ARLEN & INC WERSEN
CLINTON, IA on the front and nothing on the bottom.
The last bottle I just found today in the attic of our old farm house. I wish that I could send a picture of it to you - it is so unusual. The bottle is 7 inches high. The bottom 4 inches is shaped like a regular beer bottle, but top 3 inches are a long narrow neck. The shape that I have found in one of the few books at our library is a squat turn mold brandy bottle. The bottle is light blue and says B. HOFF W KRAKOWIE on the front with no other markings. The bottle is very crude, the neck is a little off center. The top of the bottle is not attached with a straight seam, it makes a little U on both sides where it overlaps onto the neck. The glass it is made out of is very bubbly, thick and has lots of rough spots and wrinkles.
I know that you must get a lot of mail and that I am asking a lot, but if you have the time to answer my questions, I would appreciate it. Or if you don't have time, give me the name of a good source that would list these items. Linda Oberlander
Hi Digger, I have a J.A. Gilka one-quart bottle, green colored glass, with the label 95% in tact.. The label says" Gilka-Kummell" non-alcoholic, made in Berlin, Germany in addition to a great deal of art-work. The interesting thing about this piece is that it has never been opened. The original beverage remains protected by what looks to be a lead seal that has written on it in black letters: 1836-1911... which makes it 91 years old.
I found it in a St. Louis basement in 1967 and have simply kept it all these years. Can you tell me anything about it? Thanks in advance, Larry Frost
Hi there. I have some bottles that I'm not quite sure about and I was wondering if you could give me some info (if possible). The first one is about 10" high and 4 1/2 " wide, clear glass, with a smooth surface where the label would have been (3" by 5 1/2"), it has a raised sailboat at the top near the neck (about 1" by 1 1/4") and the rest of the bottle has a raised line crackle design all over. It has a little black cork in it. the neck is about 2" long and about 1" wide to the top. I never took the cork out and it looks like there may have been a white liquid inside. The second one is 5 1/4" high and 2 1/4" wide at the bottom (2" at the top before the neck which is 1 1/4" high and 1"wide). It is clear glass with a raised Ace of spades on the front and the word "ACE" underneath the picture. On the underside it says "3 1/2 FL OZ". It has a rusted metal lid on it. It had a white liquid inside.
If you could e-mail me back if you know anything about these bottles I would appreciate it. Thank you very much.
Hello, Maybe you can help me with some information on two Log Cabin Syrup bottles and possibly a third I may acquire. The two I have at the moment are both clear glass. One has the Statue of Liberty on it and says "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses". The other has Mount Rushmore on it and says Mount Rushmore. Thank you.
Hi, I have found two small whiskey bottles (airline bottles) that are full and sealed. One is Heublein Old Fashioned (seems to have evaporated quite a bit) and the other one is from Delta Airlines and is a Beam's Choice and has San Francisco on it. Could you tell me the approximate year these were put out and if they are worth anything? I know nothing of bottles but that some are cute. Thanks so much for your help!
We have 50 year old Canada dry bottles. Where can we find out about them? Skip
I have a opal colored bottled embossed with golden wedding prohibited by lay, and a Orange Crush bottle dated july 1920 clear, and a Bobs beverage clear. I seem to have no luck in finding anything out about these bottles. I also have a metal lace perfume bottle from the tictok clock co of new york I can't find out about please help me I don't now where to look for info on such things.
I was enjoying you site, and thought I would ask you a ? I dug up a pepsi bottle, it is red & white ACL, 8oz double dot. It also has 5 dots at the top of the bottle, close to the lip. I put efferdent tablets in, and it is cleaning up nice. The Acl labes are 80%. If you could help me out I would appreciate it. I was told this one was rare.....I would like a 2nd opinion. Best regards.
I have an old 1969 Old Cabin Still Kenucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Bottle. It is an Original Design from the Cabin Still Collector's Gallery. It is an hillbilly sitting on an old barrel. aprox 12 inches tall and 3 wide. I was wondering the worth value of it. It would be greatly appreciated. Sorry no pic.
I live in the west Kootenay area of British Columbia, Canada and have been digging for bottles for a number of years and would like to purchase two of your books, Vol 5 Medicines and Pontil medicine encyclopedia. I was wondering if you have a Canadian price list or do you accept Canadian orders?
I have been digging in some old ghost towns in my area and due to the amount of American influence at the turn of the century most of the bottles I have found are from the U.S. Some bottles of note: a 9 inch high rectangular aqua bottle inscribed " HOOD's SARSAPARILLA, C.I.HOOD & Co., LOWELL MASS, APOTHECARIES, a 6 inch high aqua bottle inscribed FLORIDA WATER MURRAY & LANMAN DRUGGISTS NEW YORK, and a 4 inch high aqua inscribed Dr. THOMPSON'S EYE WATER NEW LONDON CONNt. I would appreciate any info you have on these. Thanks Holger
Hi, I found a bottle while snorkeling in the Florida Keys today ... and I am going crazy trying to id it ... your site has great bottles and it was fun to look at it ... thanks!! I am afraid my bottle is not as interesting as most you have there ... but here goes ... It is the size of a soda bottle ... and the mark on the bottom is just like the Knox Bottlers but without any letter inside ... there are also lots of numbers above and below ... and some lettering ... looks like MIN (or MIS) CONT ... (or CODT) ... maybe for mineral content ... it has mold marks all the way up the neck and lip, so is 1900+ ... I am sure you get way too many people asking for help, and if so, I understand ... but I have a digital shot of the bottle ... and am attaching that in case you are inclined to have a look ... I hope this is not too much of an imposition ... Thanks! M.-J. M.-J. Taylor
Hi there, I have found an old Bayer Asprin bottle. How can I find out how old it is and if it is worth anything? Thanks, Scott Davis
Dear Sir, I am a seashell collector and my frequent visits to the bayside of NY's very populous Jones Beach State Park often result in nice bottle finds. If they have writing, I usually find them no sweat on the internet but not this one.... It is a very pale, clear turquoise or bluish-green and very thick/ heavy for the size, kind of has a typical "beer bottle" shape, about 8" tall, there is an oval field on the bottle and embossed within is "Emil Schlicher Farmingdale, N.Y." (Farmingdale is about 1/2 hr east of here) Below and outside the oval is "This bottle not to be sold" and then "contents 7-1/2 OZ" There are two very prominent seams that end below the neck. Any ideas? I am mainly curious to the company and the product, if possible. Thanks for your help, Steve Rosenthal
hello-- i have a rectangular bottle with embossed letters, in script, starting at the bottom and ending near the neck. you have to turn the bottle on its side to read left to right. it says,"the j.r. watkins co." and under that, "reg. u.s. patent office". i think this was some kind of medical company. can you help with info/value? thank you in advance. tammy
Let me say what a pleasure it is to find your web site. I read all of the question/answers and it was very interesting. I will soon be ordering books too ! Right now, I have a problem finding a value for a bottle I purchased this weekend. I have never seen one like this. It is stamped into the clay on the bottom Royal Doulton, England with the crest that is a lion on top of a crown. There is a signature, YJ, in cursive, then there is nm stamped below the crest and the number 2462. The bottle is in perfect mint condition. There are no repairs, flakes, chips, hairline cracks or crazing. The stopper is also mint.It has the grape leaves and grapes in nicely colored glazes and the word COGNAC on the side. It is about 6 inches tall and 6 inches wide. I would be very interested to know the age and the value. I have searched all of the books that I have in my library, and cannot find anything of the sort. I have also tried several places on the net. Your expertise is greatly appreciated, and I have some friends I will refer who will be very interested in your site as well. One of them lives & dives in Savannah and has a fantastic collection of civil war and pre civil war bottles- and he could really use some of your books too !
I am wondering what the value of a FULL bottle of Mrs. Stewart's Liquid Blung would be. It has a red cap (not cork), the label is intact. It is from the early 1960s. Any information would be appreciated. I paid 41 cents for it (printed on the top of the cap in black crayon marker ) from a little country store. I have been going to pitch it numerous times over the years but have now decided to display it on a shelf in my kitchen just because it is pretty cool to look at. Thanks for your help.
I have an unopened Metaxa Grape Brandy Bottle that my husband was given about 20 years ago by a friend's father who was an antique dealer. The labels and seals are all intact. There is a "State of Wisconsin" liquor tax label on it with the numbers B719792 and 40 cents on it, which I thought might give you an indication of the age. I have searched and the info I've found regarding Metaxa bottles has led me to believe that it isn't extremely valuable, however, I was wondering if the fact that it has never been opened and has all the labels would increase the value.
The label says Metaxa 4/5 quart Greek Specialty Liquer, 92 proof and has a variety of different emblems on it and a lot of Greek (I'm assuming) writing. At the bottom it says, "Imported by Austin, Nichols & Co., Inc., Brooklyn, New York, Distributors for U.S.A." There is also a label near the top of the bottle that reads PANAMA PACIFIC INTER EXPOSITION GRAND PRIX SAN FRANCISCO 1915. The opposite side is embossed with "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS THE SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE".
I would appreciate any information you could find on this bottle. Thanks! Lori Brooks
I have an unopened Metaxa Grape Brandy Bottle that my husband was given about 20 years ago by a friend's father who was an antique dealer. The labels and seals are all intact. There is a "State of Wisconsin" liquor tax label on it with the numbers B719792 and 40 cents on it, which I thought might give you an indication of the age. I have searched and the info I've found regarding Metaxa bottles has led me to believe that it isn't extremely valuable, however, I was wondering if the fact that it has never been opened and has all the labels would increase the value. The label says Metaxa 4/5 quart Greek Specialty Liquer, 92 proof and has a variety of different emblems on it and a lot of Greek (I'm assuming) writing. At the bottom it says, "Imported by Austin, Nichols & Co., Inc., Brooklyn, New York, Distributors for U.S.A." There is also a label near the top of the bottle that reads PANAMA PACIFIC INTER EXPOSITION GRAND PRIX SAN FRANCISCO 1915. The opposite side is embossed with "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS THE SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE". I would appreciate any information you could find on this bottle. Thanks! Lori Brooks
This bottle is 12oz and is from the Lake Linden Michigan branch of Bosch Brewing Co. This branch was only in operation from 1899 to 1918, so the bottle is assured to be between these times. It is estimated that the bottle is from around 1901 or 1902 because it has the label moulded into the glass, but still has a Ceramic stopper with metal latch. I believe they started using metal caps around 1903.Front Reads:Bosch Lake Linden Mich
Registered Bottom Reads: THIS BOTTLE NOT TO BE SOLD The ceramic top is in perfect working condition, but rubber seal is slightly cracked from age. I am trying to find out more closely the exact year the bottle was used, if it has any significance in history, and what its approximate value is. Thanks, Jim
Hi Digger, I am looking for information on John Matthews from New York and in particular his patent gravitating stopper bottle. I am currently doing research on grav bottles from Ontario Canada and would really like to dig up some historical info on the man himself. I know you are extremely busy answering questions, but any info you could provide would be very much appreciated. I was looking at your Historical Information Service and am not sure if I would get the desired results, can you suggest any more in depth avenues I could take? If your service is the proper approach, then I'd be happy to forward you some money in order to obtain desired info. Please advise. Thanking you in advance, Mark Wilson
hello . do you think i could sell this one in your auction? if so for how much ya think? i have a 6 and 12 oz of them.
Hi, Digger: Are you writing or updating a book on pontiled medicines? Hope and Lee Snelllings of Grovetown, Ga., visited last Saturday afternoon and brought a pontiled bottle new to me (I've been collecting Augusta bottles for 35 years). Hope tells me you've been helping ID it.
I have the Georgia Sarsaparilla (iron pontil) and a Prepared by Dr. J. Dennis (open pontil) in two sizes. I also have a Haviland & Co./New York/Charleston/Augusta (open pontil) and another with Agusta spelled like that. I also have a D.B. Plumb/Augusta (o.p.).
I'm interested in obtaining a copy of your book and I'll be glad to send more details about my pontiled stuff if you're interested. Best regards, Bill Baab
i have a bottle about five inches tall. about one inch deep. the bottle has an indent on one side from base to neck. embossed on the indent is the word PSYCHINE. the bottle is a faint shade of green. bottle easily predates 1900,and was dug in salem mass. any history or information you can provide would be helpful.
Description & Pictures, My name is David and I'm located in East Tennessee. I was hoping you might be able to help me identify this old bottle I found on my great Grandpa's land while plowing a field. I believe it was used for some type of medicine or poison but I'm not sure. The bottle is in excellent condition with no chips. It is amber in color approximately 2 3/8" tall, with a 1/2" inch non-screw top opening. The bottle is basically round with the lower 2/3rds of the bottle hexagon shaped with the embossed words " Sharp & Dohme " on one side and " Philadelphia " on another side. On the bottom of the bottle is the number " 3 " above the letters " S.& D." and the number " 29" below the letters. I have seen several bottles just like it embossed with "Baltimore" on Ebay and other bottle sites but I have yet to see any embossed with "Philadelphia". Also, the number "3" on the bottom is not found on the "Baltimore" type. Could my bottle be a rarer type? Attached are some pictures. Any help you can give me on this will be appreciated. Thanks! Dave
I came across your page on the oregon Indian Medicine company of corry, PA and was fascinated. I would love to acquire any material you might have on this company. I was in a bit of a rush when I browsed through the site, so forgive me if I ask the obvious. do you have any published materials on this Medicine Show and their product? We have a big old Wagon Chest in our bedroom which serves as a night table inscribed with the name of the Oregon Indian Medicine Company, Corry, PA. and the names of Addie and Robert Ballard on the top. My grandfather was the carpenter and a juggler for the Oregon Indian Medicine company for a couple of years when he was a newlywed, so my interest is personal as well as historic. I am teaching a course this summer on Folk Medicine here at the University of Pennsylvania. Eoghan ballard
Mister Odell, Have 10.5 inch tall amber bottle with "has had no peers for fifty years" on it's side. A two mold bottle with horizontal ridges running up each side. Bottom has an anchor in center with D-9 M-25 BJ above it. This bottle had a cork in it. Do uou have any info ? Thank You ,Martha Carlson
I have recently found three bottles in scotland , one stoneware and two glass they are schweppes bottles all say for the king on them, the stone one has a stamp on the back with the number 18 on it. I would be thrilled if you can give me any information or value, one of the glass bottles also has some writing on which could be gaelic as well. hope you can help, rachel...
I have a Frankfort Distilleries, Inc. bottle with metal screw cap. Markings on bottle are ‘ONE PINT’, picture of colonial patriots (bust and one individual) and ship. Bottom of bottle marked with DES.PAT.73096 and some weird symbol.
If you can date and value this bottle I would really appreciate, I’m am not a collector but found the bottle while hunting in NC. Thank you, Ron Hunt
To Whom It May Concern, i.e. Digger,
I purchased an old decanter at a yard sale for 25 cents. It has four equal sections with four individual curved stoppers. No cracks, chips, or nicks anywhere on the bottle. On the bottom of the bottle it has “Bottle Made In France” in raised letters. I found one identical to it on the web with the exception of some ornate sterling silver on the bottle on the net. It was going for $585!!! Do I just have a cheap knock-off or is this worth something? Thank you for your service, Ty and Chris Moore
My friend has a empty dark green bottle of James Catto's Rare Old Scottish Highland Whisky. It still has a cork in it. The lable on the neck of the bottle says 1884. It is about 9 to 10" tall. It's neck is about two inches long, Raised in the glass is "Catto's". The front lable is still on it. It is overall in pretty good shape. Is it actally from 1884, and how much would it sell for? Thanks for your expert advice...
we found an old JAQUINS FORBIDDEN FRUIT LIQUEUR bottle out behind my grandfather's in an old shed, i know that it would be dated between 1930' and 60's it is 4/5 quart bottle but other than that i dont really know anything else, it has a diamond shape on the bottom of the glass and 18 on one side and 67 on the other and r-44 above the shape, if you could help with any more information on this i would appreciate it very much. christie
Hello Digger, I am trying to find out more information regarding the 2 glass wine pistols I have. I have found that they are from the Banfi's Barsottini Collection...these pistols were the 1964 limited edition series. I guess what I am trying to find out is where I might get information of the worth they may carry, as well as where I might find interested parties? How do I find out? Thank You for your time and help! I have downloaded a scanned picture of the pistols best I know how...I hope you will be able to get some idea. Lisa Mitchell
Digger, I just inherited a perfume bottle from my father. I know it is very old but I am not sure how old. It is clear glass and has not changed colors because it was recently found in a ship that had sunken a long time ago. It is about 6" tall' has a round glass stopper with no corck and indentions in the glass say "ED. PINAUD" , "PARIS". At the top of the bottle is some kind of flower arangment. There is no date but at the bottem rim under paris it says registered in very small lettering. Underneath the bottle it says some things in french that are to hard to make out. I was just wondering its value and age. Thanks!
My friend brought me a perfume bottle from England. It says on it Vel-Fin Reg. On the bottom it says MAW-London. It is an atomizer type of perfume bottle. Can you tell me anything about it?
Hello folks, I have just obtained an ink that I am not familiar with and hope you can help with any info you may know about it. It is an aqua cone very much like the L.H. Thomas (C-76) in shape except that the raised rib is just below the shoulder and not on the neck as with the Thomas bottle. The size is the same. On the body, in large, raised letters (in a curve like the L.H. Thomas), is the word: PARAGON. It is BIMAL. Any information about this bottle would be much appreciated. Thanks. Emmett
My Aunt has a Henry McKenna whiskey jug (off white with blue lettering and flowers) which she thinks may be an antique. She thinks she's had it about 30 years, though it looks like new. She found it in Pa. Other info on the bottle: Fairfied, Nelson County, Kentucky. On the bottom: Fed Law forbids sale re-use of this bottle and D126 64 146---she said the "6" may really be a "G". Any help woud be appreciated
I dont believe i found it.... another bottle just like my purple one. It says absolutely pure milk on it and also has man milking a cow and around the bottom it says the milk protector. Now what do I look for to see if it has any value? thanks angela
This bottle is clear with the exception of red writing - Pepsi Cola 1956 made Does it have any value?
Hi Digger I have 2 bottles that I found in South Jersey 2.5" hieght approx1.4" widest point with the following words molded into the bottle Front/Back: ROB.T. TURLINGTON FOR HIS INVENTED BALSAM OF LIFE Back/Front:BY THE KINGS ROYAL PATENT GRANTED Side of bottle; LONDON Other Side of Bottle: JANY. Could you give me information on age what was in these bottles and thier value? Thank You Tim Horton
Hello, I found a big pile of old bottles in the woods behind a friend's home. They were dumped there by by-gone owner's years ago. I know "nothing" about old bottles, so I may have nothing but "junk", Im not sure? Some of the old bottles have no marks to say what they are or what they may have been for, but the ones that do, Im not sure if they are worth anything. I was wondering if you could tell me?
1st Bottle: It is a ABM clear bottle, about 6" tall. It is marked on the front (Dr Ellis waveset) and on the back (Dr. Ellis Quick-Dry waving fluid Dr. Ellis Sales CO. Inc. Distributors Pittsburg PA. Cont. 6 FL. Oz.) 2nd & 3rd Bottle: These are 4" Listeren bottles. Both are clear and both are ABM bottles. The first is about 5 1/2" tall and is marked (Listerine across the top part of the bottle, and Lambert Pharmacal Co) across the bottom. This is a screw top bottle. The 2nd is about 4 1/2" tall, and is marked the same way except the name "Lambert Pharmacal Company" is spelled out, COMPANY instead of Co. This bottle is corked and not a screw top. 4th Bottle is a amber to brown colored bottle. ABM screw top. It is only marked Mc Connon's near the top and Winona Memphis near the bottom. On the bottom of the bottle shows an 8 and in a square a N. I dont even know what this bottle was for? 5th Bottle: Looks kind of like a hot pepper sauce bottle of today yet all it says on the side going down the bottle is THE FW FITCH CO. Do I have bottles I should save or throw away? Are they antiques or junk? Anything you can tell me about them would help me out. Thank you! ...Jeff Bright
I have a bottle which I have researched and researched and no information has come my way. The bottle is a Missisquoi A Springs bottle. I know these are quite common, however mine is very black and has an Indian Woman with a papoose on her back embossed in the back. It has a diameter of 3 3/4 and height of - 9 1/2.... any info would be fantastic!!!! Thank you Ja
Hello, I just want to know the value of a Clorox bottle my friend purchased at a garage sale yesterday. I found a site with a picture on the Clorox site. It looks like it was made in 1931. It is a cork top. It is brown with Clorox embossed around the neck and Clorox embossed on the bottom. I believe it is a quart. If you can give us an idea of it's true value, we'de gladly appreciate it. It is in perfect condition. The picture of it is located at: www.clx.com.company/bottleguide.
I recently purchased a Larkin gun cabinet. It is black painted oak on the exterior. The interior is a combination of stained or natural finish cherry I believe and quarter sawn golden oak. It has a well at the bottom where the gun butts sit which is lined with tin and has a leather bottom. It has a glass front door and is in very nice condition with minor restorable acceptions. Do you know if it was originally stained wood exterior or did they make them with the black paint which appears to be a factory finish. I am not a collector, but have a living room furnished in Mission Style and thought the cabinet went well. Any help would be appreciated, what might its value be? thanks Ken