November 2002 Questions

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From: don.

To: Digger

Subject: decanter brandy

Date: 02-11-2002

hi digger I have this decanter and it is unopened full of brandy it says Buton 1820 can you help me thanks don

 

Your bottle was not made anywhere near 1820 or even 1920.  The patent office shows a registration for the word mark, BUTON Goods and Services : Brandy, Aperitif Wine, and Liqueurs. FIRST USE: 1963. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1963.  (REGISTRANT) Gio. Buton & C. S.p.A. CORPORATION ITALY Viale Angelo Masini 24 Bologna ITALY. (LAST LISTED OWNER) MONTENEGRO S.P.A. CORPORATION ITALY VIA E. FERMI n. 4 ZOLA PREDOSA (BO) ITALY 40069.  The early date this was produced would have been 1963. Your was probably made between 1963 and 1979 when the company changed hands. Digger

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From: MaryS

To: Digger

Subject: Old bottles

Date: 01-11-2002

I have recently acquired several different bottles from a relative. I am trying to figure out if they are worth anything. One is a old 1 gallon coca-cola syrup bottle, a one gallon meadow gold glass bottle, and a 5 gallon glass crisa bottle (looks like a water bottle). Any information would be helpful. Thanks, Mary

The Coca-cola jug is probably worth a few dollars $12-20.  You do not say if these bottles have labels or not.  I believe that the Meadow Gold gallon may have contained orangeade depending upon the age, it could be as old as 1941 it might have some value.  The final bottle is a water bottle. Crisa, I suspect is the glass company in Texas or Mexico that made the bottle.  I'd think it might be worth $10-15.  Digger.

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From: Richard P MacLennan rk-

To: Digger

Subject: old mini perfume bottles

Date: 01-11-2002

Dear Digger, I am cleaning out my father-in-law's home and have found four old mini perfume bottles. All are about 1 inch tall . Parfum 1800, Charles V Paris; Cordon Rouge, Elizabeth Hartley Paris; Cheval Blue, Charles V Paris (still full) and Croyance Charles V Paris ( still full) Also, a small flat plastic case with long thin glass tubes of perfume made to be broken to use. They are accompanied by a pamphlet with a print of a rose on it and " A Gift for You" printed. Any value here, or do I just use and enjoy the scents??  Thank you , Kim

Not much maybe $5-10.  Digger.

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From: May Nelson

To: Digger

Subject: Antique Question

Date: 01-11-2002

Digger: I am a fond collector of OLD items but I am unsure how much things can really be worth. Can you help?  I have found an old bottle that seems to need a cork or stopper but is in great shape. It is a DR. NUNN'S BLACK OIL HEALING BALSAM bottle, clear in color, it stands 5 3/8" tall, 2 1/8 " across the bottom, round with no seam on the bottom and no seam on the rim of the top, approximately 6-8 ounces, and has no other writing on it. Could this be worth anything?  Also, I have found an old SKRIP INK WELL with a rusty lid but the lid can be removed and replaced with ease. I found a patent number . . D 1759866 . Its the size of a baby food jar and is clear in color. Is this worth anything?  Also, . I found a green 7up bottle with with painted on lettering, under 7up on the front bottom says " YOU LIKE IT IT LIKES YOU" , on the back the words say " SEVEN-UP, YOU LIKE IT IT LIKES YOU, CONTAINS CARBONATED WATER, SUGAR, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM, CITRATE, FLAVOR DERIVED FROM LEMON AND LIME OILS. " FRESH UP" with 7UP CONTENTS 7 FLUID OUNCES. There are no visual chips or scratches, seams are on the sides only, on the bottom we can read. 23 0 59 6 S Duraglas ( not sure. the name is in cursive) 94-GI will check your site for the questions to be answered I hope these pictures help. Thank You so much. . Mr. Nelson. Nevada

Nunn's Black Oil appeared on the market about 1873 and continued to be offered for one hundred years.  It was advertised as late as 1974.  The later bottles say Healing Compound so yours is probably turn of the century.  Value is $5-10. 

Your second ink bottle with pen reservoir shown above probably has only a value of $1-2 if you can find a buyer.  It dates from 1930s. The Seven Up bottle probably dates in the 1940s.  Value might be $8-12.  Digger.

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From: ted slobodian

To: Digger

Subject: Antique Beer Crock

Date: 02-11-2002

Hi Digger, We have an old stoneware beer crock with a lid and wooden spigot. The writing on the crock says, Butler Breed Co. in Boston Mass. It also says, "turn water into delightful non intoxicating beer. " Masons Beer extracts. It's about a 2 or 3 gallon crock. I would like any info you have on it. We have been searching without any luck on the history of this crock. If you could help we would greatly appreciate it. Thanks, Cherie Slobodian  (Winnipeg, Canada)

Sounds like a nice item. I wondered but have doubts that it might be related to the Mason's Root beer but they were not in business until the 1940s and your item sounds older.

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From: robin degemmis

To: Digger

Subject: Vaseline jar?  

Date: 02-11-2002

Digger Help! I live in a two hundred year old home and have come across several old artifacts that I have become extremely curious about. I have a clear glass 3" jar with "'Vaseline' Chesebrough New York" written on it. I also have a milky white porcelain jar that says LUXOR TRADE MARK COLD CREAM an the front and ARMOUR & COMPANY CHICAGO on the bottom of the jar. It is approx. 4". Any info. would be appreciated. Also, are either valuable?  

Your Vaseline bottle is common.  You will find much printed in other months of Questions.  Use the search feature. You do not mention if it is a screw top bottle or not which would help date it.  Your other bottle could date as early as 1910. The word mark Luxor was registered in 1924 which is probably closer to the date of both of your bottles. Digger

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From: Fogartysam

To: Digger

Subject: Re: C MILLER BOTTLE

Date: 02-11-2002

Thx and there are a million breweries in the late l800s, ' Bill

You are right about that. I found 30 or more and could not take the the time to check every one sorry. Digger

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From: Allan Ross.

To: Digger

Subject: Bottles blown closed

Date: 02-11-2002

Dear Digger: I now think this sounds ridiculous, but here goes. Years ago, in the mid-1960's, my Lithuanian-born grandfather told me his grandmother remembered as a small child seeing Russian Cossacks knock their bottles of vodka against fence posts to open them, because the bottles had been blown closed after being filled with the liquor. Is this possible?  Thank you for taking the time to answer this. Yours truly, Allan Ross

I would guess only if the glass blowers had been drinking.  I have a hard time figuring how they got the vodka in that molten bottle. Digger

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From: Jtsdc

To: Digger

Subject: Jim Beam Decanters

Date: 02-11-2002

I have several Jim Beam Decanters - starting from the mid-70's. Most are still sealed and still in the boxes - where could I get them appraised and where might I be able to sell them. Thank you Carol Simmons JTSDC

The market place will appraise them for you.  Ebay.  Digger

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From: RMARONEY

To: Digger

Subject: FIGURAL MADONNA GLASS BOTTLE:

Date: 02-11-2002

Sorry I don't have a picture at this time, my description is very detailed so maybe this won't be to hard for you. No legible writing, 11 1/2 in. tall, no mold seams, freeblown, has bubbles and uneven neck and mouth. bottle has an applied handle, no stopper, glass thickens at bottom, looks almost black shape is round, figural Madonna with baby, color is deep purple, condition is very good. Would like to know: age, value, if and when it was reproduced. Hope we didn't make it to hard for you, thanks a lot,  rmaroney11

There dozens of different styles of these Madonna bottles.  Most are Mexican.  the Mexican bottles tend to be full of bubbles.  I have seen your bottle in amber, cobalt and purple. Hard to say exactly when they were made becuase they were made over a long period.  The one above appears to be an early form possibly dating in the 1920-1930 period.  It has a pontil mark which is also common on the Mexican bottles. The one above has a tooled lip and applied handle.  the value of these can be from $20-$60 or more. Digger

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From: Carrie and Ludo

To: Digger

Subject: alley find

Date: 03-11-2002

Hi! Ran across you while searching the web on bottle identification. I am trying to identify a small clear bottle I found embedded in dirt in the alley! On the bottom it it has "T C W Co" abd "type 1", "B", abd "USA" . I don't collect bottles, I am just curious about this cute little bottle, it is probably about 3 centimeters tall. thanks for any info you can offer. Carrie de la Haye

From: Carrie and Ludo

To: Digger

Subject: alley find etc. 

Date: 03-11-2002

Duh, I just checked your website and thought I should include more infor about the little bottle I found in the alley. It is just over 1 and 3/4 inches tall. The lip comes out a bit after having gotten smaller at the neck. it is clear. The bottom has a small ridge within which are the letters "T C W Co" next line "TYPE 1" next line "b" next line "USA". I would like to know the age and of course it is worth a million dollars ar ar. No, mostly just he age and what it was used for. I have a friend who collects old bottles and plan on giving it to her and would like to give it a story to go along with it.

 thank you Carrie de la Haye

T. C. Wheaton Company mark used since 1888.  I'd have to guess that the age was in the 1920s or so but that is just a guess.  No matter it is not worth a million dollars or even a hundred dollars maybe a couple of dollars  Digger

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From: DJenk

To: Digger

Subject: A. S. Hinds

Date: 03-11-2002

Digger- Yesterday I was digging in my backyard and found a bottle in perfect condition. Inset in the front of the bottle is the insignia A. S. Hinds on the top and Portland, ME across the bottom with a "brand of the initials ASH in the middle; this area measures 3"X2". the overall bottle is 5. 5" high and 2. 25" across the glass is clear. I was searching the web to try and find some history about the bottle and any possible value and came upon your site. Do you have any answers?  Thank you, David Jenkins Oxford, PA

1895 Ad for Hinds Honey and Almond Cream

Your product was first introduced about 1875 by the A.S Hinds Company of Portland Maine.  About 1907 the company was merged with Lehn and Fink of Bloomfield N.J. It was a very popular product and the bottles are quite common.  One of the more common Hinds is the sample size bottle referred to in the above ad.  These sample bottles are about 3/4" tall and originally had a cork top and are found with screw tops in the later years.  Apparently the promotion by giving samples was very effective. Yours is probably the regular size bottle.  Value is about $3-5.  Digger.

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From: Patrick Fitzhugh

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 03-11-2002

Listen here, I don't know what I have but it looks to be something that could be of value. It is: Lucas Bols Ballerina Creme de minte in a: Yellowish bottle with a ballerina inside the bottle (movable) The labels are in fact still on the bottle and readable the bottle was made in new york in 1969. it is 60 prof. and unopened! Please write back as soon as possible PATRICK

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From: Jerry Norris

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle???  

Date: 03-11-2002

Hello, Just wondering if you have seen a bottle of this type before. 12" high , light greenish , 2" diameter, no threads, (possibly cork), no lettering or any identifying marks at all. No seams at all and neck has a very slight lean. It also has bubbles in the glass. I have not been able to find out from anyone what may have come in it or where it might have come from. One dealer I talked with said he had never seen anything like it, but could tell it was very old . It was found on one of the berrier islands off the east coast of the US. Any help with this would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance Jerry

 

 

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From: Sonni

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 03-11-2002

Dear Digger, I have a small bottle with the word's embossed stating: BARRY'S TRICOPHEROUS NEW YORK, U. S. A. The side seam stops at the lip of the bottle, and it would have had some type of cork or stopper to close it. The bottle is clear. What is the age, what was it used for and how much is it's worth?  I also have a Coca Cola bottle that is clear and has PAT'D Nov. 5, 1923, embossed on it. The word Longview is embossed across it and on the bottom of the bottle is Longview, TEX. What is it's worth?  Thank you, for your help and information. Debbie

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From: Michael Caggiano m_

To: Digger

Subject: decanter

Date: 04-11-2002

Dear Digger, I have two unopened decanters. They are made by Tiffany & Co. and filled with Seagram whiskey. There is a note in it saying they where celebrating the 200th birthday, with a special blend of whiskey, in a specially designed decanter from Tiffany's. It is in a blue box, and then the bottle is in a blue felt bag. Can you give me any information on this decanter, and it's worth. Thanks Digger, Sharon Caggiano

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From: Alyne Barnard

To: Digger

Subject: soda bottle

Date: 04-11-2002

 Dear Digger, Hi, I'm in 5th grade and doing a project on antique soda bottles. I found part of a bottle that is light green and says B. V. S. Co on the bottom. On the side, it says CONTENT. The base is 3 1/4" across. Do you know anything about this type of bottle. . Thank you very much. Kevin Barnard

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From: Lisa Wall

To: Digger

Subject: De Kuyper's SquareFace

Date: 04-11-2002

Hi I have a DeKuyper's Squareface bottle. It is dark green, about 9 1/2" tall, and about 2 1/2" square at the base. It does have a screw top, and says R384 on the bottom along with some other markings. Can you tell me anything about this bottle?  Thank you. Lisa

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From: JAMES AND SALLY CHAPMAN

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 04-11-2002

Was at a job installing satellite and found some old bottles and would like to know if there worth anything. Thanks james chapman

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From: cossette1

To: Digger

Subject: Mohard Warren Jug

Date: 04-11-2002

I found a Stoneware jug in my yard that has the name Mohard Warren Company on it. Do you have any info on this including it's value?  Thanks,

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From: SUNSHINE

To: Digger

Subject: purex bottle

Date: 04-11-2002

Digger, My husband was hunting in the woods and came across an old brown glass purex bottle. Could you please let me know what year these bottles where used in and what do you think the value would be?  Thank you Sunshine

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From: Keith Harding.

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 05-11-2002

Hello: I was hoping to get some information to help identify a bottle that my wife found. I am not a collector, but I realize that the bottle is quite old, and I am just trying to date it as closely as possible. The bottle is about 12 inches tall and appears brown in color, but when held under a light, it is actually a darker green color. Based on what I have read on the bottle collector website, I think the seams are BIM. It does have an applied seal. The seal reads " Vandenbergh & Co" with the Liberty Bell in the middle of the seal. I don't know if this information helps, but it was found when digging at a construction site just outside of downtown Tampa, FL. Any information you can give is appreciated, as well as your time. Thank you. Keith Harding

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From: MrsReed7

To: Digger

Subject: Family Glassworks

Date: 05-11-2002

Hello, I'm in search of bottles from my Great Grandparents Glass factory in Royersford, PA. I have only seen one bottle in the local museum. The mark is a Embossed Keystone with the letter "N" inside. Just searching. Becky Newborn Reed

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From: DOROTHY SCHYMANSKI

To: Digger

Subject: Flask Bottle

Date: 15-10-2002

Dear Digger, I have a flask and I am wondering how much it is worth. I have many bottle books and I cannot find it in any of them. I can find flasks that resemble it, but do not have the same embossed pictures on it. It is 9" high, the color is amethyst, it has darker (swirls or rings) of amethyst throughout it, a little heavier at the bottom, on one side it is embossed with the emblem of a ship and the word FRANKLIN and a dot at the end of Franklin at the bottom of it, the other side has a picture of an eagle with what looks like an armored plate against his chest and like sunray lines above its head and the letters TWD in a circle with dots around it. The bottom is more smooth with what looks like the number 5 on one side and maybe a pontil mark on the other of about 7/16 and shaped kind of like a flower. The seam line at the top of the bottle goes up to the top, but then it looks like a little cap over it. It resembles the shape of a flask in the Kovel's bottle book 11th edition page 88 of McK G1-17, of course with different embossed emblems on it and different color. Thank you for you time and I hope to hear from you soon. Sorry I could not send a picture, but I do not have the right equipment on my computer to do that yet. Thank you Dorothy Schymanski

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From: Ron Lovley

To: Digger

Subject: Glenmore ceramic jug

Date: 05-11-2002

have old ceramic jug from Glenmore says Glenmore Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey distilled and bottled by Glenmore distilleries, co incorporated Owensboro Kentucky 4/5 quarts . bottom of bottle stamped D-8-47. jug is light tan w/dark brown handles and neck. any info on this or any idea where we might be able to find out info on it?  also what is a good book to look at on old bottles, value and dates?  thanks for your help. Ron and Nancy lovley

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From: RMWalters1

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 05-11-2002

i have a old corner cabinet that has a brass label that says old prentice whiskey on it. it also has a bell on it. The front has beveled glass mirror on the door. I have been looking for the whiskey bottle to put in it. I would appreciate any information that you could share with me.

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From: Carrie and Ludo

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Re: alley find etc. 

Date: 05-11-2002

Hi, no, the bottle says T C W Co. and I thought it said typy I but now I see that it says II in roman numerals. As for the sahpe bare with me since I have no clue as to the proper words the shape is reminiscent of an old milk can. Straight up from the base for 1 1/4 inch and then in for 1/4 inch and then out but not as far out as the main body of the bottle. The lip itself is only 3 millimeters (sorry to mix measuring units). The opening is exactly one half inch wide and it seems made for a stopper or cork, no screw threads. let's see what else???  The color is clear but seems to have a bit of opalescence to it. A sheen of some type. I do not know if it original or from some chemical it had in it. Thanks, Carrie

 

From: Digger

To: Carrie and Ludo Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002

2:46 PM

Subject: Re: alley find etc.   Probably not a million dollar bottle. More like a $1-2 bottle. Are you sure it does not say W T & Co?  the shape would help determine what it was used for. digger

 

From: Carrie and Ludo

To: Digger Sent: Sunday, November 03, 2002

9:44 AM

Subject: alley find etc.   Duh, I just checked your website and thought I should include more infor about the little bottle I found in the alley. It is just over 1 and 3/4 inches tall. The lip comes out a bit after having gotten smaller at the neck. it is clear. The bottom has a small ridge within which are the letters "T C W Co" next line "TYPE 1" next line "b" next line "USA". I would like to know the age and of course it is worth a million dollars ar ar. No, mostly just he age and what it was used for. I have a friend who collects old bottles and plan on giving it to her and would like to give it a story to go along with it. thank you Carrie de la Haye

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From: Esta McIntyre

To: Digger

Subject: Clown Decanters

Date: 05-11-2002

Can you tell me anything about these wine decanters?  I know they were made in Italy, but nothing more Thanks very much. E. McIntyre

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From: Julian Family

To: Digger

Subject: unopened bottles

Date: 05-11-2002

Dear Sir, I am looking for an unopened bottle of either or both of the 2 following items: 1. Creme de Roses, made by Garnier Liqueurs in France, and imported to the U. S. by Julius Wile of New York. 2. Creme Yvette, produced either by the Sheffield Company of Connecticut, or by Charles Jacquin et Cie of Philadelphia. Most Sincerely, Elizabeth Julian julianfamily

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From: tmishler

To: Digger

Subject: Wayne bottle

Date: 05-11-2002

Hi I have a bottle that has the word Wayne on it is clear and it has contents 81/2 ounces on it I would like some info on it please. Tamy Mishler.

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From: Spohc

To: Digger

Subject: Fake or real

Date: 05-11-2002

I recently put a bid in for this boat and yesterday I was reading about fake labels and if you could tell me if this label is the real original thaxs Craig. spohci

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From: Grannybug19

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion FROM A REAL INTERESTED DUMMY

Date: 05-11-2002

I am so new at this but I have a 1000 questions cause I have really found lots of old ones as far bk. As 1914 an more embossed writing and lots more. Such as jumbo peanut butter jar i/2 p. t. milk bottles an so much more.. Thanks

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From: Alison Glidden

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 06-11-2002

Dear Digger, First of all I want to say thank you very much for answering a question I sent a while back (July 2001) about a Barr's Better Beverage bottle. Recently, while digging on a riverbank in Vermont we came across a bottle that has made us very curious. It's about 3 1/2" tall, clear glass, the front of the bottle says - CHAs GULDEN'S - and below that it says New York. Embossed on the bottom of the bottle are the words - GULDEN'S PATENT CAP MUSTARD. We would be very interested in the date and approximate value of this bottle. On a seperate dig we found a small bottle with a cork and glass tubular applicator inside. On the bottom of the bottle it says - GETS IT. Just curious as to the date and origin of this bottle. Thank you very much. . I'm sure you will be hearing from us again. Sincerely; Alison in Vermont

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From: dennymail.

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 06-11-2002

Greetings from Indianapolis. I have a round, brown, bottle. It is about 6 1/2" high and 2 7/8" wide. It has "duraglas" on it, and the bottom is embossed with the numbers 7, 2, and 18. The 2 and 18 have raised dots after them, but the 7 doesn't. In the center of the numbers with a figure that I can best describe as "a face with 2 eyes, no nose or mouth, and 2 pointed ears". Thank you for any info you can give me about this bottle. Dennis Buerge

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From: nblack

To: Digger

Subject: Webb's Soda Bottle

Date: 06-11-2002

 

Subject: Webb Soda Bottle 17 th century Webb Torpedo soda bottle See attachment for picture. Inscribed: To Her Majesty Islington London Webb's Double Soda & other waters Thanks, Maureen Black

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From: jeffp

To: Digger

Subject: Unopened 1933 Unopened Rye Whiskey bottle

Date: 06-11-2002

I have recently come across 2 Unopened bottles of Straight Rye Whiskey, produced by Large Distilling Co. of Large, PA, for A. Overholt & Co. , distributed by Schenley Distillers Corp. The Original Tax Seal, while partially torn, has obviously never been cut to allow the cork to be removed and the wax seal on one of the bottles is partially intact. The tax stamp is stamped Made in Fall 1921, Bottled spring 1933 with serial numbers. The bottle is full, made of brown glass, Stamped Full Pint on the front, A Overholt on the back and bottom. Also on the front is a label that lists it contents and parentage as well as a Caution Notice regarding an 1897 Act of Congress concerning the bottling of distilled spirits in bond. I am just curious if you any more historical info about this and any idea of the value, if any at all. Pictures are available if you would like. Thank you, Jeff Pollack

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From: Rachel Montuori

To: Digger

Subject: FACTORY SEALED BOTTLE

Date: 06-11-2002

I have a bottle of Bay Rum toilet water. Label Top to Bottom: Imported Imperial Flower Waters for the TOILET BAY RUM From the laboratory of The Citizens Wholesale Company Columbus Ohio For External use only Bottle is 11" tall - 2 1/4' square up to 6 3/4'- Rounded Neck 4 1/4' tall. Neck is grey/silver wrapped (could be tin) with diagonal label "QUALITE SUPERIEUR" Bottom of bottle is stamped W T CO 1859 8 The bottle is full and factory sealed all print is readable labels are in good shape. What, if any value, is there to this bottle. Thank You Larry

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From: dennymail.

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Re: Bottle question

Date: 06-11-2002

Sirs; Thank you for your quick response; my computer is very old and can not handle attachments; can you please resend with a regular email?  Thank you very much, Dennis Buerge Attachment Converted: C:\INTERCON\EUDORA\REBOTTLE

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From: Thumprbunnie

To: Digger

Subject: rare bottle

Date: 06-11-2002

dear digger, I have this bottle that stands about 20" it has a white cap that is about 5" tall the middle part of the bottle is clear with a black and red plaid trimat the neck. . the label reads as follows. . top sticker says. . 100 months old middle sticker. . produce of Scotland 4/5 1857 86 quart GILBEY'S proof Spey Royal SCOTCH WHISKY A Blend All 100%Old Scotch Whiskies distilled in Scotland blended by WJA Gilbey limited GLEN SPEY DISTILLERY SPEYSIDE SCOTLAND the back label reads. 86 proof4/5 Quart Distilled and Blended In Scotland Imported and Bottled by Glen Spey Ltd. , Clermont, Ky. offices: Edinburgh, Scotland the seal number is 293512751. this bottle has a music box in the bottom of the bottle with a little Scotland man dancing when you play it. it still works. could you please help me out?  I want to find the value and it's origin of the bottle. . thank you, Anna Lucido

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From: Spohc

To: Digger

Subject: try again

Date: 06-11-2002

this well I am bidding for would you know if it is fake?  Check out the W it seems brand new (very white '

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From: Carrera

To: Digger

Subject: Frankfort Distilleries Bottle

Date: 06-11-2002

I found a Frankfort Distilleries Bottle it is amber has 2 hands shaking. It also has the words "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE" Beneath that is D11 56 7. This bottle is dirty but has no chips or cracks. Approx 8" tall. I also found an amber bottle with no logo. But has the same federal warning ant on the bottom "R134 64-5. This bottle is also dirty but has no chips or cracks. Approx 9" tall. Thanks in advance for you help. Rudy

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From: siptyfi1

To: Digger

Subject: chero-cola 1925

Date: 07-11-2002

i have a chero-calo bottle that says chero-cola bottling work across the front and around the base it says patented march 1925 and on the bottom it has a star made in the glass and around the star it says fort worth Texas. can you give me any info on this bottle and its worth. your time is appreciated. thanks deb j.

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From: Spohc

To: Digger

Subject: Re: try again

Date: 07-11-2002

just found a black horse bottle like the one on your web site and would like to know the value?  it is in mint condition just needs a tub thanx.

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From: Horst Werner.

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 07-11-2002

dear Mr. Digger, I hope this is your name. By fortune I found the internet page on old bottles. Maybe you are able to help me. A relative of mine passed away and by cleaning his cellar I found an old bottle of Gordon’s dry gin. I do include 2 pictures of bottle and cap. Obviously this bottle is not extreme old but the top cap is not any more in use and I remember it from the fifties. Also the label is quite 'british', no sign on metric measurement nore any mark to non UK markets. Maybe you are able to date the aprox. product date. Many thank for your efforts and best regards from old Germany Horst J. Werner

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From: DPH1968ECF

To: Digger

Subject: Values

Date: 07-11-2002

Hello I do not if this any thing of great value but I have a bottle which I was given while serving in Bosnia in 1996. Which is a Newcastle Brown Ale bottle, but instead of the usual star motife it has the words "Bosnia Peace Keeper 1996 Special"

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From: Michelle Delahanty

To: Digger Digger

Subject: antique Clorox bottles

Date: 07-11-2002

Digger, You sent two of my friends e-mails on their projects and not me. I need information about antique Clorox bottles. Can you please supply me with some information?  Thank you, Michelle

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From: Spohc spohci

To: Digger

Subject: black horse

Date: 07-11-2002

I don't know if you got my email so I am writing you at my wives insistence she is so excited after seeing the black horse bottle her farther has the bottle and he dug it at the Buckland valley near bright vic and is very keen to know the value

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From: Richard

To: Digger

Subject: Oliver Beverages

Date: 07-11-2002

To whom it may concern: I have recently found a bottle in the Pittsburgh area that is in good to excellent condition dated 1937. The bottle has a painted label, OLIVER QUALITY BEVERAGES OLIVER BEVERAGE CO. PITTSBURGH, PA. with an eagle in the center. The back of the bottle has wording on it: OLIVER . BEVERAGES ARE WHOLESOME PURE - SATISFYING CONTAINS CARBONATED WATER, SUGAR, FLAVOR OR ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR. OTHER INGREDIENTS ON CROWN. CONTENTS 7 FLUID OZS. On the bottom the year 1937 is in raised numbers. Above the date is what looks to be a square in a square and below the date is the number 9. To your knowledge, does this bottle have any value?  Just asking, Rich

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From: seaway

To: Digger

Subject: Florida WAter

Date: 07-11-2002

Florida Water Murry&Lanman, Druggests New York and Southern Pacific Hospital Dept would love some info about these 2 if you can help have searched your page can not find thanks your page is fantastic keep up the good work. Best of the seasons happiness to you We always kept our bottles in there original earth for 24 hrs be for removing the dirt . tried to keep them in at least 6 in around the whole bottle placed in burlap or to day plastic bags. . Never lost one, have cracked them when cleaning them though

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From: Comfab

To: Digger

Subject: McCormick Distilling

Date: 08-11-2002

Digger, We have a Paul Revere decanter for the "The Patriots" series. Excellent condition, still in the box. The box has the word Distilling spelled incorrectly. This is how it appears: McCormick Distillng Co. Route #2, WEston, MO 64099 What is this worth as a package?  Thanks

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From: Melissa Oltmanns

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 08-11-2002

I have several bottles that I am curious as to the approximate year they were made. They include a bottle from Ballantine's Canada Malt Ale bottle with cork and wire closure and a blue bromo-seltzer bottle where the name is embossed in the glass. The Ballantine's bottle has both labels fully intact, partial cork and full wire. Any assistance you could give me or links that you may have for dating, "valuing" etc.  would be very helpful in aiding me in my collection. Thank you for any assistance you can give me in my endeavors would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Melissa PS I also have a tray from Sunrise Lager Beer circa 1935-1937 "He Brightens Every Day" On bottom. Made in Cleveland OHIO. It has a character that resembles the "Alka-Seltzer man" winking. Thank you for your help. Please reply at your earliest convenience. Get more from the

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From: Stevro47

To: Digger

Subject: Need bottle assistance

Date: 08-11-2002

I recently purchased this bottle. Have no idea what it was used for or when manufactured. Raised letters say "patent applied for. " Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

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From: Linda Wientjes

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 08-11-2002

I have two old brown 7up bottles. The necks are long and the body of the bottle is short. 7up is raised. Is this bottle old. I can find no information about it. Thank you. Linda Wientjes

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From: Hanna

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 08-11-2002

Hi, I have a brown Clorox bottle 16oz with original cork seam down the side what would it be worth?  Thanks, Hanna

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From: Hanna

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 08-11-2002

Hi Digger, I was given several bottles today, could you help me find what they are worthW&H WALKER CHEMISTS AND PERFUMERS PITTSBURG, PA is one of them, another is a clear bottle with CHAS. H. FLETC.  HER'S on one side and CASTORIA on the other side of bottle, and a clear bottle with FURST-MCNESS CO, FREEPORT, ILL Thanks for your help, Hanna

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From: Judy

To: Digger

Subject: Larkin Catalog

Date: 09-11-2002

Dear Sirs I have recently inherited a Larkin China Closet, and I am trying to locate a catalog that has this item in it. Unfortunately, I have not yet identified which closet it is. I thought I found one on EBay, but mine looked just slightly different. Mine has 4 shelves, with curved glass sides and in the door. It is plain across the top, with claw feet in the front, and plain in the back. Any suggestions on where I might look?  Any help you might offer is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance Judy O'Dell

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From: ED JASTER

To: Digger

Subject: dr. pepper bottle 6 oz.?  

Date: 09-11-2002

I would like any information and $ value of a Dr. Pepper 6 oz. ND/NR embossed. It has a cone top. The bottle has a tint of green. There are no cracks, dings, etc.  . , but is dirty. It has diamonds and grainy surface embossed all the way around in the label area. Any help would be much appreciated or direction to continue looking for information. Please e-mail to COKEMAN THANKS

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From: Susan Friedrichsen

To: Digger

Subject: Blue Milk of Magnesia Bottle

Date: 09-11-2002

Dark Blue, about 3X2 inches around, 7 inches tall, says Milk of Magnesia with a circular trade mark in the middle, under that is says " REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. THE CHAS. H. PHILLIPS. CHEMICAL COMPANY CLENBROOK CONN. , and on the bottom it has U. S. A. , C-9, and K929. It should have a screw on lid, one ring. Sincerely, Susan

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From: Donna Claflin

To: Digger

Subject: old bottle

Date: 09-11-2002

My Husband found a bottle while digging a trench for a waterline. The bottle says on the front Drink Deliciious Bludwine for your Healths Sake also has the word Trademark there. It is a 6 1? 2 oz bottle. On the bottom it is stamped A. C. W. 57-3 The bottle looks clear to me but in certain lights it does have a green hue to it. We are just wondering how old the bottle may be. Don't think it is worth much because it does have some crack and chips in it. Also the seams go just to the base of the neck and then there is another seam a little to the side that goes to the lip of the bottle. Thank you for any information you can give me.

--- Donna Claflin

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From: Shakninktattoos

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle

Date: 09-11-2002

Dear Digger, I found a bottle with the words ATWOOD'S Jaundice Bitters, Formerly made by Moses Atwood Georgetown, Mass The bottle is clear, and octagon shape. Any info on this would be great as well as a rough estimate on what it is worth. Thanks, Dean Jones Montoursville, PA

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From: mark finnell

To: Digger

Subject: help finding info on whiskey bottle

Date: 09-11-2002

I have 2 bottles from my grandfather. I was hoping that you could help me to find out their value. They were bottled in milk glass or white glass by the Dant distillery co in 1968. A picture of the Boston tea party in paper on the front and they are square shaped. On bottom it says Americana #1 Boston tea party by Lawrence H. Butcher. Top and back of bottle have an eagle with shield. I have not seen nor have not found anyone whose seen these nor can I find info on them. Please help. Thanks Mark

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From: Mary Katka

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 09-11-2002

Dear Digger: My name is Mary . I have been cleaning out a friends storage unit for her since she had to move out of the area for a new job. Today we found a Jim Bean container that is shaped like a bull dog with a leather collar and a hat that says Devil Dogs. It is a ceramic bottle. On the bottom of the bottle is KY-DRS-230. Do you know if this bottle has any value?  Thanks, Mary

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From: tom lackey

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 10-11-2002

Hi. . I found a soda bottle while digging. It is a clear round bottle and is 9 inches tall. . ( 7 ozs. ). . It has raised letters with the name ROYAL TREAT on both sides of the top and on the bottom sides it says ROBERTS MFG, CO. ALEXANDRIA VA. I would just like to know about how old this bottle really is. thank you, Tom

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From: Brenda Roberge

To: Digger

Subject: portland, maine

Date: 10-11-2002

Hello, I have a bottle, with N. Wood & Son , Portland Me. , with raised lettering. It stands 5 in. tall, very thick glass, clear. Where can I find info. on the company and what it might have had in it. Thank you, Brenda Roberge David Roberge

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From: Roger -

To: www. antiquebottles Digger

Subject: Antique-Bottles

Date: 10-11-2002

Hi - There is a new free resource for antique bottle collectors and associated interests at http://www. antique-bottles Please take a look and see what you think. The forums are incredibly versatile and could, over time, become a wonderful resource for our hobby. Please help get this project off the ground and if you have any suggestions or ideas for improving the forums please email me or post a message on the? Using the Forum, Suggestions?  thread. Ideas for new threads or moderators especially welcome. I saw your email address on www. antiquebottles and thought you may want to know about antique-bottles, if not I apologise but if you happen to know people who would be interested please pass this on. Thank you. Regards - Roger rogerantique-bottles http://www. antique-bottles

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From: Abeachhobo

To: Digger

Subject: question regarding an old intact whiskey bottle.

Date: 10-11-2002

We have an Old Quaker Rye Whiskey bottle with the seal intact and whiskey still inside. The lid says Pure Rye Old Quaker and says cap made in Canada. It seems to be an aluminum lid. The bottle has a Quaker man with what appears to be rye bails on each side and they extend down both sides of the bottle. At the bottom front underneath where the label would have been it says 'The friendly spirit'. On the back of the bottle it has: A sun under the neck with rays coming off all sides, also a full sized Quaker man is present. He reaches about half way down the bottle, with what appears to be more bales of rye of each side of him. Under him is the words: OLD QUAKER AMERICAN RYE WHISKEY under those words is a horse drawn hand plow used in the fields. The very bottom of the bottle in the center is a diamond with a 'D' in its center, a number '1' to its right. and another symbol to its left that we cant make out cause it is on the seam. The bottle is clear but the whiskey inside is a yellowish. The bottle was found at the bottle of the ocean. So the label isn't present. It was drudged up by a clam boat. It is sealed and intact. . I just happened to stumble across your site when we were trying to figure out a date and maybe a value for this bottle that we have. Thanks for your time and help NICK

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From: leo barter

To: Digger

Subject: Coca-Cola Bottle

Date: 10-11-2002

Hi there I have tis bottle that’s says Coca - Cola Bottling Wks Fall River, MASS. And on the other side has a elk head on it could you tell me more about and maybe the price something like that would go for. Thanks Leo Attachments: coca-cola 2. PSF

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From: Abeachhobo

To: Digger

Subject: More info about the whiskey bottle we found at the bottom of the ocean

Date: 10-11-2002

Upon further digging through your site we came across the page where it talks about seams on a bottle to determine whether hand made or machine made. The seam stops short of the neck giving thought to the notion it is hand made prior to around 1914. And the bottle is intact with the whiskey. Sorry to trouble you so much thanks for your help NICK

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From: Caroline Farinella

To: Digger

Subject: hilex bleach bottle

Date: 10-11-2002

I found a one gallon amber colored hi-lex bleach bottle. Do you have any idea as to it's value?  I also found a bunch of amber colored maybe 12 oz bottles. they say "not to be refilled" and " no deposit* no return" on the bottom it says I-WAY 4. Duraglas?  9-48 They were screw top bottles. Is there any value?  

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From: Kelly & Ham

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 10-11-2002

Hi Digger, I've had this bottle sitting under my kitchen sink for years. My father in law found it in the woods while walking. It is aqua, with an applied blob lip, 7 1/2 inches tall. The seam disappears before the lip. It is round and embossed with Cressona Bottling Co. , Cressona, PA on one side, and "This bottle not to be sold" on the other. The base is embossed with 2B. Just wondered if you could tell me an approximate age and value. Thanks so much for your time, Kelly

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From: Kelly & Ham

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10-11-2002

Hi, I have a question about a bottle that's been sitting under my kitchen sink for a few years. My father-in-law found it in the woods near our house. It is aqua, about 7 1/2 inches high, it has an applied blob lid, the seam disappears about 3/4 of the way up the neck. It is round and is embossed with Cressona Bottling, Co Cressona, PA on one side and This Bottle Not To Be Sold on the other. The base is embossed with 2B. It has a number of air bubbles and the base on the inside is much thicker on one side than the other. Very, uneven. We live a few miles from Cressona, PA but have never heard of Cressona Bottling Co. It no longer exists. Any information you could give me as to age or value would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time, Kelly

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From: opmeds

To: Digger

Subject: bottlesMed.

Date: 11-11-2002

Hey digger, just bid on ebay for your latest Med. book. Anyway I like odd Rare Aqua Meds. that are pontilled, ever do another book lemme know and I'll tell you about Rare ones I have you may want to list. Thanks guy, later have a GREAT!! DAY. http://community. /opmeds/beansonthehill

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From: Scott Mahoney

To: Digger

Subject: Antique Coke Bottle

Date: 11-11-2002

Dear Digger, I have a very rare Coca Cola bottle that was manufactured in Fall River, Massachusetts. I estimate the bottle to be from the late 1800's- to the early 1900's. It is extremely rare, but I am having a hard time trying to find out its worth. Any assistance would be most appreciated. Sincerely, Scott Mahoney Boston, MA

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From: Eydie3

To: Digger

Subject: old Pepsi-cola mugs or steins

Date: 11-11-2002

I acquired 4 old Pepsi-cola mugs or steins about 25 years ago from a yard sale and I would like to know more about them and would possibly be interested in selling with the correct info. they are described as: approx:6. 5"tall clear glass that is bulbous at top and gets narrow towards the bottom, heavy glass with white cursive handwriting that states Pepsi-cola in bold thick lettering. can anyone help me now? Michelle

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From: Stephanie Kern

To: Digger

Subject: General Washington Bottle

Date: 11-11-2002

Digger, My husband found a bottle in an old dump. It is a clear round bottle where the seam goes to the top of the bottle and then there’s a seam that goes around the lip. It is 11 inches high wider on the bottom then on top. The embossing on it is: General picture of George Washington Washington With three stars on both sides of general and Washington. On the opposite side it has and eagle holding arrows with his feet with stars below and above it. It has a rough texture to it. The bottom of the bottle is smooth with 2 circles of dots around the edge. The numbers on the bottom are 1-B-1656 11A A G 70 e The cap is medal. The top looks like a glass ketchup bottle. If possible I would like to know anything about the bottle that you can give me. Thanks Steph

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From: Wtbt9cs

To: Digger

Subject: liqueur bottles

Date: 11-11-2002

Hi I just picked up from a garage sale 30 or so liqueur bottles some have a Nevada 1cent tax stamp on them I was wondering if there is a book out on these kind of bottles or a web sight. thanks for your input wayne

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From: . shumway

To: Digger

Subject: Sharp & Dohme white jar with lid

Date: 11-11-2002

Any help on a Sharp & Dohme white jar with lid, 4' tall with knob on lid. Says Sharp & Dohme Division of Merck and Co, Inc. , and the #5 on the bottom. REDIPLETE on the back of the jar. The front of the jar is decorated in blue and gold pattern design. The lid is slightly mottled in the glass. I have three of these and one appears to have a different # on the bottom, perhaps a #3. Shumway

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From: clifford campbell

To: Digger

Subject: Fenimore bottle

Date: 11-11-2002

Digger Noted in your book, you listed "Fenimore's Liniment or Pain Extractor Price 50 cents" OP 5". We dug a SB version, 4 1/2", Price 35 cents. Any thoughts to value or interested parties?  Thanks, Cliff

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From: Kagwhalen

To: Digger

Subject: A bottle with a man's face

Date: 11-11-2002

Dear Digger, I have a bottle that is clear with a screw top. All markings on it are embossed. It reads "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE''. From the start of it's neck, down to it's base on both sides, are three wheat stalks crossed. On the front is the face of a man in a circle, centered over a background that appears to be a city. On the left side of the face, facing the bottle, there is a steamer boat with steam pouring from it's stacks, and there are buildings behind the boat with smoke pouring out of stacks. On the right side of the face, is a large home with a fence, and smoke pouring from it's chimney. At the base of the bottle, from one side, around the back and to the other side, are the three signatures of Harry E. Wilken Jr. * Harry E. Wilken Sr. * William T. Wilken. On the bottom of the bottle, there is: D 230 (then an upside down triangle with a W spanning the top and a T beneath it at the point of the triangle) 12-5 (then a side ways 2 centered on the same line. The next line reads: M-1645. What can you tell me about this bottle, if anything. Is it worth anything?  It has a very small chip at it's mouth, and the cap is not with it. Thanks for your time and your research, I have wondered about this bottle for several years now.

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From: John Pearson

To: Digger

Subject: Great site

Date: 11-11-2002

Digger, There sure is a whole heap of info on your site. Thanks for the enormous effort. I found this bottle at a sale and was wondering if it has any value?  As you can see in the picture someone used a pliers to remove the caps and scratched them a bit. Thanks in advance for any help, John

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From: pward pjlward

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 11-11-2002

Digger I have found a chero -cola bottle dated 1885, six and one half ounce bottle from cartersville georgia. do you have any information about it? what do you think its worth?  

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From: GREGORY NICHOLS

To: Digger

Subject: nu icy bottle

Date: 11-11-2002

HI , I found a bottle that says NU ICY bottle pat 1926. Can you give me any info on this?  

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From: aaron morrow _

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 11-11-2002

I have a beer bottle that is full of beer, and I am wondering what it is worth. It is called Horlachers. Made by Horlacher brewing Co. Alantown, Penn. It says "9 month old beer with elves. It has some numbers and letters on the bottle: #860, B, 24, and 47. Any help that you can provide would be helpful. Thanks, Aaron Morrow

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From: KSCordova

To: Digger

Subject: question about glass 'flask' bottles

Date: 11-11-2002

I am looking for a wholesale source for nice glass flasks in the shape of the a metal liquor flask. It needs to have a stopper of some kind, and be covered with a metal (silverplate or other nice metal) cap over the stopper. If you could help point me in the right direction, I'd be very appreciative. I'm having a difficult time finding this for a client of mine. Regards, Karen Cordova

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From: nancy harvey

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 12-11-2002

Dear Digger, I found an interesting bottle yesterday and am curious about it's age, history and value. I suspect that it is from th 1950s or 1960s because that it what seems to be the age of my old dump. This bottle is clear, 11 inches tall, and has a smooth bottom with an embossed 's' in a circle as well as an embossed '7. ' The bottom is 4 inches in diameter. The seams go from the bottom to the top of the lip. It had a screw on lid. The bottle is the shape of a man sitting on a barrel (the barrel is not between his legs and the man's hands rest on his thighs) and has the word 'EMBROS' embossed on the front and back of the barrel. 'CONTENTS-ONE QUART' is also embossed on the front of the base of the bottle. The bottle is in good condition ( no staining or chips. ) I did a search for the word 'embros' thinking it might be a wine but could find nothing. Thank you, Nancy

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From: Tana Mary

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 12-11-2002

We found an Ed Pinaud bottle under our front porch some time ago. It has the Ed Pinaud signature on it and the lilac emblem along with the registration mark on the bottle w/the Klotz name. The spout is made of some metal, possibly aluminium, with a screw off cap. We're trying to get some more info about what may have come in the bottle and the approximate date it was made and any value. HELP!! Thank you. Karen Ferry Green Bay, WI

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From: mat hurst

To: Digger

Subject: Question on a bottle

Date: 12-11-2002

Alright you've probably heard this a hundred time but what's one more rite ok I have a Ballerina bottle of bols it still works great and was give to wife for a gift . There’s a little history behind the bottle it was found in the wall of a restaurant when she was 16 shes now 32 and we would like to now if the bottle is worth anything or not. Thanks for your time Mathew Hurst

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From: Susan Amon.

To: Digger

Subject: Coca Cola Bottle

Date: 12-11-2002

Could you please give me a value on a Green 1917-1928 hobble skirt Coke bottle. It's embossed with the words "Coca Cola Canada Ltd. min. of 6 fluid oz. Thank you

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From: Mary Ann Glover

To: Digger

Subject: question

Date: 13-11-2002

I have a couple of bottles that I was wondering about. the first is a Ezra Brooks whiskey decanter, An old prospector 11 " high and 4 " wide and deep. He is kneeling, panning gold, wearing a grey hat, red shirt, black pants, yellow bandanna. He has a sack of gold beside him. Lots of detail. Has a sticker that says genuine Heritage China. The bottom has raised lettering stating it is heritage china 1069 with FZ6 Ezra Brooks. What is the name of this piece and what is it worth?  The other bottle is a greenish/blue see through Marlin by Avon. It is 10" tall and about 4" wide. It is called Sea Trophy and contained Wild Country after shave. Does it have any monetary value?  Thanks in advance for any information you may have fir me. I enjoyed reading your questions page.

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From: Robbert Althof

To: Digger

Subject: bottles or decanters?  

Date: 13-11-2002

Hello, I am hoping you can shed some light on this for meI have recently been given two bottles/decanters that are not glass, but either porcelain or ceramic, of characters. One is of Paul Revere & his horse, and the other is of Paul Bunyan & his ox, Babe. I like them very much, but do not know anything about them, since these are my first collectible liquor-containers. One is Old Mr. Boston, and the other is McCormick distilling co. I found your interesting page on the web, and got my hopes up Hoping to hear from you, Lori Althof

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From: Comxboy8

To: Digger

Subject: I found the bottles in the woods. .

Date: 13-11-2002

dear digger, I am one of your greatest fans and I am a young bottle collector and digger in the 6th grade. I found two bottles in the woods by my aunt's house. they are green, about 2 inches tall, clearly abm and embossed "antrol ant killer the a. s. boyle company distributors los Angeles and jersey city lay on this side". the bottle has a design on the side that looks like a bunch of crosses. the bottle also has a screw top and has the Duraglas sign on the bottle. any info would be greatly appreciated. thanks, Andy in Elgin ill.

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From: Comxboy8

To: Digger

Subject: milk glass bottle

Date: 13-11-2002

i live in an 1891 house and I have a milk glass bottle that I dug up in one of the privies in the backyard. the only embossing is on the base and it says "swift and company chicago usa". the bottle is almost shaped like a virol. it has a cork top. I cannot find any info whatsoever anywhere on this bottle. I would like to know anything about this bottle.

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From: Jenkins, Tonya C.

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: Unopened bottle

Date: 14-11-2002

I have recently come into possession of an unopened bottle of Bacardi Rum dated 1876. The label and bottle are in fantastic shape. I know that liquor does not age and increase in value quite like wine. Do I have anything here?  Dave

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From: Kathy Hardesky

To: Digger

Subject: McElree's Bottle

Date: 14-11-2002

Dear Sir, I have a bottle of "Wine of Cardui" manufactured by Chattanooga Medicine Co. The bottle is in its original box with the paper wrapping on. The package has never been opened and is in near mint condition. the paper wrapping is white with blue printing, it gives information of four sides, and pictures a woman with an Indian seated in front of her pointing to a corn stalk. I am aware of the history behind the medicine, but would like to know about the value of this unopened bottle. I will await your reply. Thanking you in advance of your anticipated cooperation. Sincerely, Mrs. K. M. Hardesky

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From: john

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 14-11-2002

I found a bottle in a wilderness area in New Mexico. I believe it is a soda bottle. It's that size and shape. It has a symbol of a man on the bottom making a sign of piece I believe and the word "Pluto". No markings on the sides at all. It has a seam up both sides and the bottom glass is thicker on one side with a bubble. Glass is old and green from sun.

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From: Claude Champagne

To: Digger

Subject: 1798 walkers

Date: 14-11-2002

Hello, I live in Victoria BC and I have a blown glass bottle with the following pontil mark " WALKERS " X KILMARNOCK WHISKY " 1798 " It is quite old but empty, I would like to learn a bit more about it but can't find anything significant, Your help would be appreciated or maybe forward this letter to the head office. Cordially, Claude Champagne

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From: NitaBo8707

To: Digger

Subject: Contreau Rock and Rye Bottle

Date: 14-11-2002

I hope you can help! I'm trying to find information on a bottle of Rock and Rye that my grandfather was given as a gift over 40 years ago. The bottle has never been opened. The labels are curling from age, but are still on the bottle. The pink label (the government stamp) across the top of the cap reads 349 and another set of numbers on the side 48919607. On the bottom of the glass bottle is an impression of a diamond with 4R4on the top of the diamond 18 on the left side and 61 on the right side and a number 1 under the diamond. The bottom is not a label, it is actually part of the glass and is raised. On both sides of the bottle are words that were also formed when the glass was made Contreau on one side and Liqueur on the other. There is also an oval with the word CONTREAU in the center that is right above the paper label on the front of the bottle. This also is part of the glass. There is also fruit (looks like a lime slice) floating in the liqueur inside the bottle. Any information you can give me would be helpful or if you know a wine/liqueur dealer that may have information, I'd appreciate that too. Thank you, Mrs. Brain Bozek

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From: Martin Kerry Martin.

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 14-11-2002

value of sealed bottle of white label finest scotch whiskey of great age, top is lead seal with by appointment to king george v 50 medals bottom of bottle says john dewar ltd perth.

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From: linda Tremonti

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 14-11-2002

Hello! I'm not a bottle enthusiast or collector, but my husband and I (both Italian descent) found two old empty bottles of "Galliano" liquer. They are both the same Italian Carabinieri (policeman or soldier), about 18" high. One is all gold color hands in front resting atop his sword & tassell. The other is painted in black uniform, white gloves, and white shoulder straps with gold buttons on the front of his jacket, and back waist and is also resting his hands on his gold sword. However this one has the words "Liquore Galliano" as a trademark at the bottom dais, and what appears to be a red white & green feather on his cap. There is an inscription on the bottom dais in back that has a picture of hills and the words, "Distillerie Riunite di Liquori - SOLARO (Italy) Exclusively for and imported by McKesson Liquor Co. New York, N. Y. Do you know if they still make these, and are they worth anything?  Thank you, and hope to hear back, Linda Tremonti

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From: TLDBONA

To: Digger

Subject: big green bottle

Date: 14-11-2002

Hi, Got your address from e-bay. I bought the attached bottle from a farmer on the side of the road back in April of '74. (New York State) It has 2 seams which stop at the neck, the top has a seam of it's own. The top has the letters I N (H? ) VEM. It is green glass. The dimensions are approx 25" tall and 56" around at it's widest point. I love my bottle and just want more info if you can help :-). Thank you, Terri D 

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From: "Brian and Christi Gross"

To: Digger Sent: Friday, October 25, 2002

2:44 PM

Subject: Bottle Appraisal Digger, Hi. My name is Christi Gross and I am looking for an estimate on a green glass jug for my insurance company. What happened is that we went on a 6 week vacation late this summer and our house was broken into and robbed. It was probably a couple of teenagers, judging by what they took, but our green glass jug was full of wheat pennies, so I'm sure that's why it was stolen. However, our insurance company needs a general estimate on how much the jug was worth in order to refund us and finalize our claim. The insurance company has referred me to your website. I've attached a picture that my husband drew of the jug, but I will also try to answer your questions to the best of my ability. :-) 1. There is no embossing. 2. The size is listed on the attached picture. 3. I don't remember where the mold seam stopped. The lip of it looked like your picture of an applied round band. 4. I'm not sure exactly what the bottom of the jug looked like. I've only picked it up once or twice, although I do want to say that it looked similar to the open pontil. 5. The shape is also drawn on the attached picture. 6. It doesn't have a label or embossing design. I don't know if you would consider this an unusual shape or not. 7. The color is a darker emerald green. 8. It was not damaged, stained, chipped, or bubbled. 10. We're not sure how old it is. It was my husband's great-grandmother's. We're also not sure what it used to hold. Perhaps wine. That's just a guess, we're not sure. 11. The lid was a cork. I hope this gives you enough information to give us a general estimate. I definitely appreciate your time and energy helping us out!! Thank you so much and have a great day! Christi and Brian Gross

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From: ron lusker

To: Digger

Subject: 375 ml and 750 ml flint glass triangular bottles

Date: 15-11-2002

Hi, I am a fine artist with a bottle design that I would like produced in limited numbers for vinegar and olive oil. Might you know of any U. S. , Italian or East European glass blow molding manufacturers who do short run productions?  I would appreciate any information you might have to contact them. Thank you,

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From: Lisa A Wood

To: Digger

Subject: a bottle I picked up?  

Date: 15-11-2002

I have a Clorox bottle its brown, it looks like a jug. It has a red rust proof screw on cap. It says Clorox twice on it and it also says it on the bottom. There are 4 numbers on the bottom there is a 1 that is circled a 3a, a 20 and an 8. I was just curious if it was worth anything. I have never seen one of these before. thanks for any info you can give. Lisa

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From: jarrid jones

To: Digger

Subject: glasgow bottle

Date: 16-11-2002

hey digger what's this. . it says grosvenow glasgow 15 on the small oval stamp at the bottom, but the first word is obscured. thanks in advance. jj  Attachments: dddd. doc

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From: HOLLIHOUSE

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 16-11-2002

I recently found a clear glass bottle with a screw top (no lid) that is interesting to me. Can you tell me anything about it?  The insigina on the front is an ace of spades with a large A inside of the insigina. Below the insigina are the block letters ACE. On the bottom of the bottle is 3 1/2 fl. oz. with L . 13 below. Thank You, Norman Holliday Klamath Falls, Oregon

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From: Tuttter

To: Digger

Subject: collector whiskey bottles

Date: 16-11-2002

I have many collector bottles for $ale, mostly beams. The Elvis collection, antique cars, corvettes, state birds set, Kentucky Wildcat collection, Makers Mark, and many more.

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From: proyecto

To: Digger

Subject: advising for one bottle

Date: 16-11-2002

Estimated DiggerMy name is Sergio Bogan, I from Buenos Aires, Argentina, study archaeology and participle in the project "Arqueologia historica en el bosque" in the Museo de La Plata. The group, find one bottle in the excavation of La Plata city "Bristol's Genuine Sarsaparilla New York" I like inform the worked period and exportation to Argentina in the past century, and or other additional info. Best Regards Sergio

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From: pralineatel

To: Digger

Subject: Beer Bottle?  

Date: 16-11-2002

Hi Digger, Purchased this bottle recently. Trying to find any information I can about it and its history. Seems to be made of stoneware. It has a label with this name on it. "HULSTKAMP & ZN MULYN, ROTTERDAM". Is this a beer bottle? I appreciate any info. Gerald

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From: Tim Guest

To: Digger

Subject: honey jar

Date: 17-11-2002

I was wanting to know if you could help me identify a glass honey jar, small size, looks like a bee hive board on both sides and says honey in block embossed print, Honeycomb jar in cursive writing embossed just above it. The top wasn't for a screw lid, not sure how it was attached. Thanks, Tg.

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From: Sandra Leirmo

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 16-11-2002

hello I have a question about the value of a bottle I found while cleaning up some antiques after a family member died. it's a hunts ketchup bottle, it stands about 12" high and has a metal cap with stars. the label on it says hunts ketchup spirit of 76 decanter. on the bottom of the bottle it has numbers iBi 656 70 and what looks to be A4 on it it's round and tapers to the top. the label also says net wt. 26 oz. (1 lb. 10 oz. ) another one is quite strange. it stands approx. 9" tall, and has a purple tint to it. it's shape is rectangular, but on the two back corners it has measurements in both cc and something that looks like a 3 but with an extra thing on the top. this side has numbers and each number is approx. 1/2 inch apart. on the top of the bottle it has the marking 3xii and on the bottom it has what appears to be a I in the middle of a diamond with the number5 above and to the right of it. any information you have on these would be extremely helpful. thank you

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From: jont4411

To: Digger

Subject: linseed oil

Date: 16-11-2002

digger, I have a large tin can of linseed oil in a spencer-kellogg tin. it looks pretty old can you tell me how much it is worth?  thanks carol

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From: Christopher Eisold

To: Digger

Subject: Ezra Brooks

Date: 17-11-2002

I have an Ezra Brooks Seelbach Hotel Decanter. It is still sealed and has a book hanging from the neck. I have been unable to find any info on this at all. Is there any information you could give me on this?  Thanks Chris Eisold

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From: Hyun

To: Digger

Subject: a bottle question

Date: 17-11-2002

hello digger (er, mr. odell? ), I accidentally came across your site and was quite intrigued since I had recently obtained a bottle which I was curious about. anyway, I would like to know if it is worth anything. I got it for $2. it is a sunsweet prune juice bottle. it is green glass, round shape (diameter 5") on 2 sides with other 2 sides 3" (like a boyscout canteen) about 6 inches in height and also has the words on the bottom "embossed" (i'm not sure what the term is but the words are raised and part of the glass) "Sunsweet, (next line) pat. appl'd. for" it also has above the words an emblem that looks like Saturn: a circle with a ring around it with the numbers 3 on one side and 6 on the other. the lip is definitely not a screw on type as there are no ridges of that sort. but the lip does come out like a ring around it about a centimeter down. it looks like it has been blown since there is an irregular but very light circle on the base. whether it is worth anything or not, it's pretty and i'll enjoy it. just curious. thank you for any info. hyun

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From: LMasonGall

To: Digger

Subject: Question about TM Light jar

Date: 17-11-2002

Dear Digger: My husband and I just bought a new home near the Atlantic Ocean, on a hill near a bay. The house is a real fixer-uper, and we had to remove tons of junk and debris from the basement storage areas. A few things we did keep, but most of what was there went into our rented dumpsters because it really was the most awful mess. As we worked our way to the back of the basement (some of this stuff looked like it had not been moved in decades) in a small, dark corner, behind tons of old construction junk and stored carefully in a very old metal milk crate wrapped in old towels and cloth was a whole collection of dusty old canning jars. I am an avid gardener who enjoys canning from time to time, so I immediately declared them "sacred" and not to be touched by anyone but me. I set to cleaning them up for use, when I realized some of these looked a little too old to actually use. In fact some of them were too downright beautiful to use! I began to do some Internet research, and that of course just fueled the fire. I love my "new" jars! The bottle I am asking you about today was in this collection along with some other very old and unique bottles, but right away this neat old jar was special to me. The bottle is a Trademark Lightning jar, in what I thought was clear glass until I cleaned it up and set it on the kitchen table which happened to get a lot of sun. Boy was I surprised and thrilled when I looked at it one morning and saw it (and the other bottles) had been turning colors. I had no idea, and then I was hooked. It now looks like an aqua bottle to me with one funny streak of a goldy-green below the lip running across the seal part. I think it's gorgeous. Although from what I have read it seems to be kind of common for those Lightning jars, I love it all the same. Here is the basic info on the jar: Height with the cap on is 7 3/4", and 7 3/8" without the cap. The cap is just over 2 7/8" wide through it's center point and has lettering embossed on it which says, "PATD APR. 25. 82 2 (reversed) PATD JAN. 5. 75. REISD JUNL 5. 77" (--- I guess they meant "JUNE" but they spelled it with an L, which I sent a photo of. ) The width of this round bottle measures slightly over 3 3/4" from wall to wall, but if I just measure the base section of the jar, it measures about 3 1/4" through it's center point. The base is embossed "Putnam 484", and it looks like there might be some other small lettering or numbers on edge of it, but it may just be glass texture. I can't really tell yet. The mouth at the lip measures 2 3/8" through it's center point. The lip is a ground one, with some minor flaking and what looks like one small chip, but in otherwise wonderful condition. The mold seam does not go over the lip, of course. The neck is one of the old style Lightning types with a slight bulge, and the bail (not shown in the photo's because I carefully removed it to clean the bottle) is original to the bottle, with a lot of rust on it and the old lightning metal holes to put the ends of the wire clamp thingee in, and a necktie type wire around the neck to hold it all in place. It's really rusted up, but not broken at all, or missing any parts. The rust it left on the bottle came off almost entirely with some toothbrush scrubbing, and some soaking. In fact, the bottle cleaned up beautifully with no stains, cracks, or chips of any kind. It was easily cleaned in mild dish detergent, and I don't think it's seen much use, although I am no expert, and there are a few minor scratches here and there but not many. The glass is nice and clear with bubbles and all sorts of interesting glass unevenness and textures going on. It must have been stored in our basement for a very long time because the whole group was covered with cobwebs, spiders and dust. Most, including this one, were stored sealed, so the insides really were not dirty at all, and the caps and wire bails were in tact. Some even still had the rubber part, and all but a few were in wonderful condition. As for this particular jar, what really throws me is the strange little crown-like emblem embossed from the inside under the lip section. I can't find anything about it anywhere yet. I got the Redbook #9, but I don't see it mentioned in there either. I have sent a group of photos with this e-mail in the hopes that you might be able to tell me more about my beautiful jar and what that tiny crown might mean. I would like to know about the bottle, age, rarity, and history. Although I am not really interested in selling it, I would like to know what my favorite jar might be valued at. I also have questions about some of the other jars that were in the collection I found. Some of those also have unique traits I cannot seem to find information about, and would like to send you a few more inquiries if you have the time to look at them. Thank you so much for your patient attention to questions from a new jar collector!! Sincerely, Lori Gallager Attachments:

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From: ASCHAMBERS

To: Digger

Subject: bardstown bottles

Date: 17-11-2002

i would like to know what the different sizes and their contents was the cork type bottle manufactured and also the same information for the screw cap bottle . please hurry as I am trying to get me a collection of these bottles . alfred

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From: John Rowlands

To: Digger

Subject: dog

Date: 17-11-2002

Hi, I've got a decanter ( think!). Its a dog (similar to a greyhound) sitting on its haunches . Its about 28cm tall, grey with a brown collar. Its got the word "Gypp" written on its collar. In the top of its head there is a hole and then another small hole in its nose. On the bottom there is some writing. It says P GARNIER ENGHIEN FRANCE. I got it from my grandads house but I've no idea where he got it from. Its in really good condition and I was hoping you would be able to tell me a little bit about it and if its worth any money. Thank you. Joanne

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From: cindy wass

To: Digger

Subject: jack daniels bottle

Date: 17-11-2002

Dear Sir I have a Jack Daniels Old No. 7 bottle, eleven inches high, square, green label 1906, the cork is still in it, but the liquid is gone. One side of the label has an illustration of the distillery, the opposite side says "Awarded the Highest Gold Medal at St. Louis, MO Exposition in 1904 at Liege, Belgium in 1905. Guaranteed by Jack Daniel under the food and drug act. June 30th, 1906". There is a partial label on the top of the bottle, also. The glass is clear, the back is embossed. I should like to know the value of the bottle, if you can tell me. Thank you very much for your consideration in this matter. C. M. Wass

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From: Judy Blackburn

To: Digger

Subject: stone bottle

Date: 17-11-2002

Digger, We found this stone type bottle buried in river mud. It has J. A. Wallis in a blue ink engraved just below of the neck of bottle. We have made attempts to identify and find out value but have been unsuccessful. Can you help?  Judy Attachments: Mvc-003f. jpg

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From: Tammy Benson

To: Digger

Subject: Bottles

Date: 17-11-2002

Dear Digger, We are not collector's but, we have two Chief Illini Decanter Bottles, (one in a standing position with arms raised above his head & the other is mounted on a horse). We want to know what they are valued at now and what they sold for at the orginal price when they were made?  Second question, we also have two Pancho Villa Disturbing Company Bottles, one of Pancho Villa and one of Teddy Roosevelt, we want to finish out the collection of the rest of the bottles. How and where would be begin to look and what is the value of the two bottles that we already have?  Hope you can help. Thanks. Kim and Tammy

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From: Seinfeld

To: Digger

Subject: Glass stopper stuck

Date: 17-11-2002

Sir, we have a quality glass carafe (not crystal, but don¹t know what kind) with a glass stopper that has become stuck, evidently due to suction caused by moisture around the stopper. Perhaps there is also some sweet wine in there too. We have tried heat, pliers, and nothing seems to help. Do you have a suggestion how to open this?  Thank you, Alexander Seinfeld

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From: Steven Jacobs

To: Digger

Subject: Cleaning Bottles

Date: 17-11-2002

Hello Digger! I was wondering if you can give me some advice on bottle cleaning machines. I have a small collection of bottles that is rapidly growing and I am considering getting a bottle cleaning machine capable of cleaning my bottles as well as others to make a little money on the side. Is it difficult to get the machine running, and would it be feasible to do so?  This is something I would like to try but am just not sure if I am capable of making myself. Any advice or tips you could give would be greatly appreciated! Sincerely, Steve Jacobs

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From: RJGasbarro

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 17-11-2002

Hi Digger, I was wondering if you can help me. I have a sealed beer bottle that I think may be worth some money. It is a brownish colored glass bottle with the metal cap still sealed (there is not any liquid in it). Painted in white on the bottle are "Important dates world war II" and lists 14 dates. It also reads "This is a 1-way beer bottle available soon for civilians". Embossed on the bottom is a symbol with the numbers 6 and 47 to the left and right 12 below and the name Duraglas 1-way. I can send a picture if it will help. It may be a prototype for a disposable bottle. My grandfather owned a liquor store in RI, so the bottle may have come from the Narragansett brewery. Thank you in advance for your help. Rich

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From: Pattison, Jacqueline { }.

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: John Wyeth medicine bottle

Date: 18-11-2002

Hi, I have a cobalt blue medicine bottle that has raised wording, reading: John Wyeth (on the side of the bottle). The bottle is about 6. 50" in height and 3" in width - being in a rectangular shape when standing upright. On the bottom of the bottle, it has the

Date: 1898 On the top of the spout it has the wording: "Take next dose at ^ ". There are no chips or cracks, however, there seem to be stains on the inside of the bottle. Is there any value to this bottle?  Jacqueline Pattison

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From: Robert Larkin

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 18-11-2002

I am interested in finding something with the Larkin name that is not too expensive. I have boxs with Larkin bluing but have not found anything else. I would appreciate info. Thanks. Patricia Larkin

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From: Fpmet36cs

To: Digger

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 18-11-2002

digger I. m a yard sale addict bought this Windsor supreme Canadian whisky bottle its in the shape of a palace guard. Looked on the net found only the head mine is the complete figure. I had to pay $1. 00 for it is it worth anything?  Frank

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From: D. P. O'Hanlon d.

To: Digger

Subject: Embossed bottle

Date: 18-11-2002

Hello, I have an obviously very old (wine? ) bottle that I found drifted in from the sea (Ireland). Unlike anything I have ever seen before, it is made of clear glass that is very heavily and elaborately embossed, all-round, and right up to the neck, with a floral design (pointed leaves and round balls—-perhaps misletoe. ) Within this design is also a second type of floral indication being a small daisy-like pattern, composed of a central dot with five petals. It seems to be a more-or-less standard-sized (corked) wine bottle, but with what I would describe as a double lip and (unusual for a wine bottle—flat—bottom. (May be an old mineral-water bottle). It is further embossed and across the shoulder with "L. Rose & Co Ltd", in an arched fashion The bottom is further embossed with the letters "T G . B" (or, possibly, "L C . B") and the number 439. It does not seem to be hand-blown, as it has the tell-tale "press-lines" on the vertical axis and at 180 degrees to each other—the product, obviously of a molding process. These marks however, are such as would indicate a crude, and so, early example of that process. There are a few remaining traces of what appears to be gold gilt on the embossing, in the area of the company name, but this may be the result of some earlier owner's having decorated it. I was wondering if there is any record of where this bottle originated, and perhaps some indication of its collectiblity. Regards, D. O'Hanlon

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From: Ron & Barbara Huskey

To: Digger

Subject: Old Repeater Bourbon Bottle

Date: 18-11-2002

Hello!! The bottle I'm looking for is not an antique by any means. During the period1974 (when we first moved to Florida) to around1980 , we frequently purchased a bourbon (came only in fifths) called 'Old Repeater. ' The label had a beautiful color picture of the 1866 Winchester rifle on it, hence, 'Old Repeater. ' This bourbon was very cheap, which is why we could afford it, our being young and all. The reason I'm looking for this bottle is that we collect lever action Winchesters and memorabilia relating to them. This bottle (or just the label if we could only find it!!) would fit right in with our other items. Again, I realize you deal almost exclusively with antiques but should you run across this bottle (or even the label), we'd sure appreciate hearing from you. Although we've been looking for one of these bottles for several years, I'm now turning to you as my internet searches have turned up nothing. Tks!! Barbara Huskey

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From: jbh7

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 18-11-2002

Digger, I purchased 5 bottles at a garage sale for 50 cents each. 3 of them, I believe to be pre-Civil War. They are embossed with these words "DR. D. JAYNE'S TONIC VERMIFUGE 242 CHEST ST PHILA". The 4th bottle is closest to the X panel example you show. The sides are indented all the way down 1/16th of an inch. On one side is embossed with "C. W. COLE CO. ", and the other side with "THREE IN ONE". The bottom has the number 1278 embossed on it. The 5th bottle is rounded shoulder stopper type, with the words "LAVORIS" embossed straight across in plain capital print letters where the bottle begins to round. On the bottom are the words "LAVORIS CHEMICALS MINNEAPOLIS. " I know you have addressed Lavoris previously, but the trademark you show for Lavoris does not resemble the embossed letters. I don't know where these bottles were found, but I hope you can give me some insight on them, as well as an estimated value. Thank you very much. Judy

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From: Sherain

To: Digger

Subject: Ajax Fire Engine Works Bottle with pic

Date: 18-11-2002

Hello and thank you for this opportunity. I have a large green bottle that is heavy. The lettering on the bottle says: Ajax Fire Engine Works, below that, also in raised lettering is the words:" Put Lead Stopper In Bottle Before Putting Bottle Into Engine", New York City, USA. I have researched the library and on the computer and can not find out anything about this bottle. Sending you a picture. Thank you for any help you can give on this bottle. I found the bottle in my grandparents house. Neither of them was ever out of West Virginia, so it isa a mystery to us.

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From: Gerri Guiney

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 18-11-2002

What's the best way to clean a bottle

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From: Jeff Lewicki

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Re: Pharmacy Bottles Found

Date: 18-11-2002

Hey Digger!! Got a question. Are any of these names worth anything in bottle bids. Munyon's Rheumatic Cure, Templetons, Dr. Pierces's Favourite Prescription, Potter & Moore,????  Oh ya, is it leagal to sell old rx bottles with the old medicine still in it. one more, I"ve got a few old pharmacy bottles still wrapped in the paper they were made in, does the paper increase their value or is the bottle worth more cleaned and emptied of it's contents. Citrate of Magnesia in a cobalt blue bottle is this Moore's citrate of magnesia. oh yagot a cool cobalt blue bottleget this, its' got embossing on the back John W. Wyeth, embossing on the bottom, Pat. est May 6 1899, the label is intact fully and without stainanyways, it's got this cool blue glass lid that covers the cork (cork is perfect) and embossed on this lid is "Take Next Dose At" and on the bottle near the nect is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 11. 12. Have you ever seen such a bottleit's in light cobalt blue. Lots of stuff still in it's packages. 15 more boxes to go. Let me know if your looking for anything. Regards Jeff

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From: Digger

To: Jeff Lewicki Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002

8:10 PM

Subject: Re: Pharmacy Bottles Found Sell them to someone like me. Log on my website and learn the basics about mold seams and age. I have handled many hundreds of similar bottles. Most of the label only even with contents sell if pre-machine made $8-15 or less. Color color color. amber is common very common, deep blue (cobalt) or even deep teal (very good) clear (common). Aquaolder possible good. Send me a pix of several if you can. digger

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From: Jeff Lewicki

To: Digger Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002

12:15 AM

Subject: Pharmacy Bottles Found Dear Digger: I'm a pharmacist in Northern Ontario Canada and have just been given 16 crates of old prescription bottles. Some with the medication still in them. I don't collect prescription bottles even though I am a pharmacist, but do not know what to look for in terms of what is valuable and what is garbage. Most of the bottles are corked and range from various companies such as ABBOT, ELI-LILLY, Charles Frosst, Henry Wampole etc.  . Most are in good condition other than the corke slightly chipped and the labels fadded. What would you suggest I do with them?  What should I be looking for?  What would they be worth?  Regards: Jeffrey J. Lewicki

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From: Val and Sergio

To: Digger

Subject: Tiffany Decanter 1776 by Seamgram

Date: 18-11-2002

I got 1 bottle from a old friend of this Tiffany Decanter 1776 by Seagram, with tag on, bag, boxHow much does it value?  Please let me know. Thanks a lot, Sergio Oliveira

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From: SOWANDPIG

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 19-11-2002

Hello, I am looking for a bottle with the label "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. " A while back I came across a text book "Uppers, Downers and All a Rounders" I believe was the title. In the first chapter was the history of. you guessed it alcohol and drug abuse, this chapter had a short excerpt on elixirs, and the above elixir was featured. A few weeks after reading this my father (John F. Winslow) received a genealogy report from his Aunt. I was thumbing through this report when I glimpsed a sentence that said; Occupation - Soothing Syrup. From what I could make of this report, Mrs. Winslow, (who must have had addictive tendencies, because this elixir did not just have alcohol in it, it also included heroin and opium, as well as, I am sure some other pretty powerful ingredients) was a great-grandmother back about eight generations. I would like to purchase as many as 12 of these bottles (empty of course) I only want them if they are labeled either with the raised lettering or a paper label, I have never actually seen one, so, I have no idea what to look for, or even what they look like. I have asked around in some antique stores in my area (Northern California, Bay Area, and now Vallejo in Salono County) and to my surprise two or three of these dealers had seen them and told me they were not real rare, and pretty inexpensive, which is good for me cause I am not a real wealthy person. To my disappointment not one store had in one in stock. I would like to know also if any one of you collectors would maybe be willing to trade about 3 boxes of really old bottles for a few of the bottles I am requesting. I have some that were dug up here in Martinez, The rest were dug up somewhere in Texas, I am not sure if any of them are rare, so who knows could be a gold mine for the interested party, If you are interested please email me so I can plan on digging them out of storage and looking through them in order to get a little more accurate info to you. Please understand I am not a collector, although I do enjoy decorating with them, my ex-husband's father was the digger and collector, I just kinda inherited these old bottles, so please do not jack up the value of this heirloom. I almost forgot, I also have a bottle of "Califig" unopened and still in its original box, I would like to know what it is worth and might even be willing to trade for a few of the Mrs. Winslow's bottles. Thank you in advance for your consideration and response to this e-mail. Sincerely, Michelle J. (maiden name) Winslow

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From: Adrian Schultze

To: Digger

Subject: lincoln shaped bottle

Date: 19-11-2002

Hello, I was searching online for interesting bourbon bottles for my fiance the other day and ran across a bottle shaped like a young Abraham Lincoln. He was standing, looking at some law books and was accompanied by a dog (looked like a beagle). I believe the bottle was made out of white ceramic and was painted. I cannot find a bottle similar to this anywhere and unfortunately, the bottle that I originally found is no longer online. If you can help me find out who made this bottle or where I might be able to find another like it I would be very grateful. It is probably NOT a priceless heirloom or anything, but it is a perfect fit for my fiancé. (I realize that I have your process backwards you usually appraise found items, but I figured it was worth the effort) thanks, Adrian Buser

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From: Prpczerb

To: Digger

Subject: j. friedlich grosskarben

Date: 19-11-2002

I see a picture of a cylindrical bottle my husband found in Pittsburgh, PA, on your website. Phil M. stated that his bottle was imprinted Taunus Brunnen "By Appointment". The bottle my husband found is imprinted Taunus Brunnen, however, below the crest "Schutzmarke" is imprinted. Could you tell us of what value this bottle is?  Marge Z.

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From: Jeff Lewicki

To: Digger Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002

8:58 PM

Subject: Re: Pharmacy Bottles Found Hey Digger!! Got a question. Are any of these names worth anything in bottle bids. Munyon's Rheumatic Cure, Templetons, Dr. Pierces's Favourite Prescription, Potter & Moore,????  Oh ya, is it leagal to sell old rx bottles with the old medicine still in it. one more, I"ve got a few old pharmacy bottles still wrapped in the paper they were made in, does the paper increase their value or is the bottle worth more cleaned and emptied of it's contents. Citrate of Magnesia in a cobalt blue bottle is this Moore's citrate of magnesia. oh yagot a cool cobalt blue bottleget this, its' got embossing on the back John W. Wyeth, embossing on the bottom, Pat. est May 6 1899, the label is intact fully and without stainanyways, it's got this cool blue glass lid that covers the cork (cork is perfect) and embossed on this lid is "Take Next Dose At" and on the bottle near the nect is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 11. 12. Have you ever seen such a bottleit's in light cobalt blue. Lots of stuff still in it's packages. 15 more boxes to go. Let me know if your looking for anything. Regards Jeff

From: Digger

To: Jeff Lewicki Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002

8:10 PM

Subject: Re: Pharmacy Bottles Found Sell them to someone like me. Log on my website and learn the basics about mold seams and age. I have handled many hundreds of similar bottles. Most of the label only even with contents sell if pre-machine made $8-15 or less. Color color color. amber is common very common, deep blue (cobalt) or even deep teal (very good) clear (common). Aquaolder possible good. Send me a pix of several if you can. digger

From: Digger

To: Jeff Lewicki Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002

9:39 PM

Subject: Re: Pharmacy Bottles Found All sound relatively common except maybe if the Munyon's is embossed instead of labeled. As for selling them with contents, it is done regularly. Digger

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From: Jeff Lewicki

To: Digger Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002

12:15 AM

Subject: Pharmacy Bottles Found Dear Digger: I'm a pharmacist in Northern Ontario Canada and have just been given 16 crates of old prescription bottles. Some with the medication still in them. I don't collect prescription bottles even though I am a pharmacist, but do not know what to look for in terms of what is valuable and what is garbage. Most of the bottles are corked and range from various companies such as ABBOT, ELI-LILLY, Charles Frosst, Henry Wampole etc.  . Most are in good condition other than the corke slightly chipped and the labels fadded. What would you suggest I do with them?  What should I be looking for?  What would they be worth?  Regards: Jeffrey J. Lewicki

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From: c101mack

To: Digger

Subject: 'CARTER INK BOTTLE'

Date: 19-11-2002

Dear Sir: Was hoping that perhaps you could help me identify a carter ink bottle that we found. . Described as followed: Approximately 10 inches high, cobalt blue, has '101' on bottom. Also, the value of this bottle would be helpful as well. Thanking, you I remain Sincerely, Bill

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From: Beryl Dilworth

To: Digger

Subject: Frankfort Distillery Spider Bottle

Date: 19-11-2002

Can you please help me identify this bottle. It says on a metal?  plate on the front "Antique Spiritus Frementi 100 proof an alcoholic stimulant made from the Fermente mash of grain. " The tag below it says "Aged in Wood". On the back it says Whiskey "ANTIQUE" One pint 100 proof bottled at the Frankfort distillery No 33 Dist of Ky permit Ky P2 produced spring 1914 by John B. Thompson Distillery No. 63 Dist of Kentucky for medicinal purposes only sale or use for other purposes will cause heavy penalties to be inflicted. " On the bottom of the bottle in the glass it says "T. M. Reg. US Pat. Off. Pat. pending" and a diamond shape with a number 6 above it. The bottle has a spider web in the glass with a spider on the front. It has a screw-on shot glass with a small cork imbeded in brown ceramic piece on opening of the bottle. I have attached picture of the bottle. I am really curious what this is. Thank you for your help. Les

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From: Griffin, Rick

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: bottle I found

Date: 19-11-2002

The first bottle isabout five inches tall, brown in color, it says White Horse Distillers Clascow Scotland On the bottom it has two markings, 2A, P4. The cap is metal with two chain links holding it below the cap with a metal ring.

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From: SOWANDPIG

To: Digger

Subject: Re: (no subject)

Date: 19-11-2002

Digger, let me know if ya come across anymore I have 2 daughter, 2 brothers, 2 nephews, 2 nieces, and my mom, all of whom I would like to get one for. Thanks! thanks! thanks! michelle

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From: margaret jesso

To: Digger

Subject: watkins bottle

Date: 19-11-2002

I have an old vanilla bottle from Watkins could you give me any information on it?  Is it worth anything? cork still in bottle. Thank you maggie

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From: Casey Holt

To: Digger

Subject: bottle collector I have a question

Date: 19-11-2002

Hello My name is casey and I am a huge bottle collector although I dont know the value of them. I have a amber ball and claw bitters bottle that I am told is at least 60 years old. I would really appreciate it if you could e-mail me back to tell me about the value of the bottle or to help me find out were I can find out. I would be very grateful Thank you Casey

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From:

To: Digger

Subject: vernors bottle

Date: 19-11-2002

Hi digger, I was recently out in the woods of northern michigan and I found a old 8 ounce vernors ginger ale bottle with the cap still on it. On the backside of the bottle it says Nate vernors, Flavor aged 4 years in wood, Bottled under license by Vernor's Ginger Ale Bottling co. Alpena, michigan. On the bottom of the bottle is says: Registered 3 Then it looks like a circle with an I in the middle of it, then 59, then the no. #9 under the circled I, then under that it has G-1093 Do you have any Idea if this is worth anything?  Also I have been saving an old Dr. Pepper bottle with the soda still inside it that has the football scores of the Nebraska cornhuskers vs. the Oklahoma Sooners from 1925-1975, is this worth anything?  Thank you for your help. Sincerely Ron Atkinson

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From: dogwonder

To: Digger

Subject: old Anheuser Busch A&Eagle bottle inquiry

Date: 20-11-2002

Hi Digger, I have recently started a bottle collection and would like you to check out a particular one. I've provided pics and a decent description on this page: http://pwp/d/o/dog1der/keyslife/ Any background info you can provide will be HIGHLY appreciated. Or - if you can direct me where to seek more info. Thanks, Cassie

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From: Denise Schlueter

To: Digger

Subject: I probably shouldn't ask

Date: 20-11-2002

Can you help me out. I was at a yard sale in New York and came across a clear glass bottle that was about 14 inches high, about 4 inches wide that tapered at the top. It had a stopper of cut glass of a carved American eagle on it. One the bottom of the bottle it read, under federal law, this bottle can not be resold or it is a federal crime to resell this bottle. . I'm not sure of the exact wording. I was curious to know if you have any idea information about such a bottle and what its original contents would have been and why it had the warning on the bottom. I unfortunately missed the opportunity to own the bottle but it has always been in the back of my mind. Any info is appreciated. Denise Schlueter

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From: Mr Dish.

To: Digger

Subject: baby bottle?  

Date: 20-11-2002

hello, I bought a couple items at a moving sale that there were a lot of antiques & garbage at & thought I'd take a chance on a couple items. I have 2 bottles that are: 6 1/2 inches tall, 2 3/8 x 1 7/8 at bottom. with sort of an oval octagon shape well there are 3 flat lines on each side joined by a curve. (not your typical ketchup bottle) The top is 2" with an opening of 1 3/8" that has sort of 'cuts' inside that makes it rough. the glass is thick with 2 seams (not perfect) & has a purplish tint to it that is visible in the sunlight best. Here's what I thought would make it easy to identify. it has the name "WILLIAM" (could be a "S" there but not easily identifiable) I was told it was an old baby bottle but I cannot confirm this. Believe me I have searched the net HARD to find out what these are & come to the conclusion that these are the only 2 in existence?  well maybe your resources are much better than mine. If I can borrow a digital camera I will send pics to you. Its bothersome with all the resources out there I cannot find out what they are! I also have 2 HUGE jars that I guess were batteries?  any idea on age or actual value?  I found one of those here that didn't get the $29.95 min bid

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From: mary whittemore

To: Digger

Subject: old bottles

Date: 20-11-2002

I have several medicine bottle. One is from J. R. Watkins Medical Company Winona, Minn. USA. It is about 3 inches tall and about 2 inches around. It is a clear color with a silver colored lid. Could you tell me what the value might be?  mary whittemore

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From: Alan A. Fleischer

To: Digger

Subject: jo-cur

Date: 20-11-2002

In the 1930's when I was a young lad my Mom made glue down my then unruly hair with "Jo-Cur" It worked and smelled nice.

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From: BRWVABell

To: Digger

Subject: Modern Pontils?  (bottle, flask, cruet? )

Date: 20-11-2002

Mr Odell, I have searched "Everywhere" trying to identify (classify) a (bottle, flask, cruet? ) that I have had for a few years now. I don't have a picture that I can send so . . I don't really expect for you to be able to tell me what it is, Maybe just give me an idea of where to look for information. The bottle is about 10" tall. It has a bulbous base that tapers upwards in a long neck. The handle is applied and the mouth, (lip) looks like an after thought, (not really finished, just kind of smoothed out). The color is a "very light" green color that when held to the light, gives off different colors, like a soap bubble. There are "A Million" bubbles in the body and in the handle. The shape is like a tall cruet but, I can see by the way that the mouth was made that it wasn't made with a stopper in mind and I understand that all cruets had stoppers?  Here is the part that gets tricky. The bottle has "one heck" of a pontil! This pontil! must be at least an eighth of an inch thick! The pontil is so thick that, I guess, they 'Had' to push the bottom in just so it could stand upright!?  What is so pretty about this bottle is that where they pushed the bottom in "wrinkle like" indentations were created around the bottoms edge and from these indentations, lines (seams? ) run upwards covering the body and neck. Makes it look like it was blown in a "ten piece" mold LOL The lines stop about one inch from the lip itself. If you look at the bottle, right off, you'd say that it looks like you would use it for something like pouring vinegar. Here is the Most important question. Everyone talks about pontils as if you could tell the age by that alone?  Since I live in Virginia, I have been to Willamsburg, where they still blow glass and they sometimes leave the pontil mark. How can you tell the old from the new pontils?  If this bottle IS old, it must be "Really" old becau! se bottle collectors at shows that I have taken it to, have never seen one like it. I am very sorry that this letter turned out to be so long, its just that I am so frustrated, I have tried Everywhere to find out "Something" about this thing! Thank You Mr Odell. Warmest Regards, Brenda Wright P. S. When I get a digital camera, I'd love to send you a picture.

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From: MFinu10587

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 20-11-2002

While snorkelling in Cuba , we found a coke bottle in perfect condition. It has "MARCA REGISTRADA CONT. MIN 6 OZ FLUID" on the side. On the bottom it has "BOTELLA REGISTRADA CUBA" On the side are the numbers 53-13. I assume this means that the bottle is from 1953 when coke was still bottled in Cuba before the revolution. The bottle is light green in colour. I would think that this bottle must have historical significance as coke hasn't been bottled there for quite some time. I would be interested in the approximate value of this bottle- Tthank you Michelle from Canada

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From: Denise Hilario

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Value?  

Date: 20-11-2002

Hello, I have three bottles of sealed Jim Beam Whiskey. Was wondering the values. They are as follows: 95th Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby 1968 B. P. O. E. Elks Centennial 1868-1968 Yellowstone National Park Centennial 1872-1972 As I stated these bottles are full and have never been opened. Thank you in advance for you information, Denise Hilario

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Quite a find!!

From: "william chesnut" w.

To: Digger Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2002

5:49 PM

Subject: Found a Bitter Bottle. Hi, In 1988, I was swimming in the south shore waters of Lake Tahoe, California when I found an upside down bottle protruding from the sandy bottom. I dove down and pulled it to the surface where I found it to be brown, triangular in shape and on each of two (vertical) sides the words stamped: St. Nicholas Stomach Bitters Imported by Centry & Otis. N. Y. (Note the word: Centry is misspelt) Would you know what it is worth?  Regards Bill Chesnut

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Found a Bitter Bottle.

Date: 20-11-2002

Hi again, Long time no type. I have been all around the world since my last message to you. But now I have some (pretty many infact) gifs for you. I will send them once I get permission to send a 3 megabyte attachment to you. Scott

From: william chesnut

To: Digger Digger

Subject: bitters pix received

Date: 27-11-2002

Digger wrote: Got them . Does the base have an iron pontil or is it smooth and what is the height?  

Digger Hi, What is an pontil?  The base has a (concave) circular depression in it. It is not smooth. The depth of the depression in the base looks to be about 1/4" at its deepest. The height is 7. 5" (really 7 inches and 9/16 of an inch). The dimensions of the bottom of the bottle are : 2" 7/16 by 2" 3/4 which is a rectangle. The base (bottom) tapers up to a "shoulder" which is also rectangular and whose dimensions are: 1" 3/8 by 2" 3/4. The distance between the base of the bottle and the shoulder is 5" 7/8. The "neck" of the bottle is 1" 3/4 inch tall from the "shoulder" mentioned above. Here is some ascii art which I hope comes out on your end. If not it will be because the tab character I have used does not match the number of space characters on your end. With my untrained eye I can see no obvious defects in the bottle that where not "manufactured" in by the production process - what ever that was. Of course, as a result of being on the bottom of Lake Tahoe for about a hundred years, one could say that a smoothing of the glass could have occurred. But again, I have not a trained eye. Scott

 

Digger wrote: Your bottle is worth lots of $$. The exact figure depends upon condition. If you have a pix you could send of the bottle and a pic of the base along with a description of any dings, chips, cracks or stain, I could give you a better idea. -----

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From: Frank Bruno

To: Digger

Subject: grey stone jug bottle

Date: 21-11-2002

Hello, I'm hoping you can tell me something about the bottle I have which was in my aunt's home. We found it when we were cleaning out her home after her death. It is grey stone, 7 1/2" H, including porcelain stopper which is a women's head with a very large nose and wearing a red scarf. The front depicts five men and women playing different instruments, singing and dancing. The are in german or bavarian dress. The word "enzianbrennerei" is embossed on the back along with other words which I cannot read. Are you familiar with this type of bottle?  Thank you for any information you can provide.

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From: Allen, Phyllis (SWBYP) phyllis.

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: Bottle question Info about it, Age, rarity, value?  

Date: 21-11-2002

Mr. Digger While clearing out my uncle's house for sale I uncovered an Ardo Blackberry Wine decanter. It is an Italian Majolica piece thatla says on the back it is hand formed in Italy. It is a Black woman, nude from the waist up, with an embossed tray in her lap with a label on it that reads: Ardo Blackberry Wine. It also has written around the top of the label Giroblano Amo Luxardo Torreglia. The markings underneath say Marmaca Made Majolica The woman is in a sitting position with the tray perched on her lap. She is painted Black with Yellow flowing scarfs. Can you tell me anything about this?  Phyllis W. Allen, Fort Worth, Texas

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From: Darlene and Scott Wallace

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 21-11-2002

I have a bottle that has embossed letters that say: FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE and John Walker & Sons Ltd. Kilmarnock Scotland on the side of it. It is clear glass. On the bottom of the bottle it has JW R838 2. The side seams run up the lip. Attached is a picture of the bottle top and the bottom of the bottle. If I have not given you enough info on the bottle, please email me for further details. Could you possible tell me how much this bottle is worth?  

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From: leslie brown

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 21-11-2002

To be honest I have no idea what kind of bottles these two are I will give you a brief description and you can tell me if you can help. bottle 1. its embossed with James Dyson trademark, Longsicht, Menchester. The bottle is clear in colour, and roughly 7. 5 cm. the top seems to be blobb style. its the base that attracts me, it comes to a tip like the shape of an egg so the bottle isnt able to stand alone. it has no side seems. that is all I can say about that one. bottle 2. its embossed with W. Cooper & Sons. Hollingsworth. The bottle has a slight green tinge to it the base is flat with a slight rim it has A9 embossed on it. The weird thing here is that the bottle contains a marble its caught in the neck. the top isnt mentioned on the web page its smooth on the outside with a lip on the inside. this bottle measures just over 9 cm. This bottle has a seam on both sides. These details may not be any use in finding out any information about them but if they seem similar to any bottles you know about I would really appreciate any information you can give me. Thank you Leslie

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From: Bob Kimzey -

To: Digger

Subject: Dr. Baker's

Date: 21-11-2002

Hi. I have a nice clear light green bottle that we found behind the cellar on my husband's great-grandparents farm. It says on what I assume is the front, Dr. Baker's Turkish Liniment, on the side it says Keokuk, IA and the other side S. F. Baker & Co. The back is smooth, possible had a label at some time?  Do you know anything about this person or what kind of history there may be on this bottle?  I love your site, it has been fun reading all of the interesting questions. Thanks. Kathy

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From: Fin N Feather

To: Digger

Subject: Park & Tilford Whiskey Musical Decanter

Date: 22-11-2002

Hi, A Gentleman has a Musical Park and Tilford Whiskey Decanter from Louisvile, KY. It plays "show me the way to go home". It is a Swiss Music Box. He is unsure of the age and wondering about the rarity and value. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you for your time. Louise Fin 'n' Feather Winneconne, WI

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From: s. mcclelland

To: Digger

Subject: What the heck is it?  

Date: 22-11-2002

Hello, I need some help to identify an old German clay wine bottle, it is 12 inches high, definitely hand made, from clay?  , the words on it are as follows J. . Friedrich, Grosskarben, R/Franfurt/M There is a round seal on top that I cant make out all words but some are as follows, aunus brunnen, appointment, Also stamped on the side by a finger loped handle isNo. 19, As far as color it is a sandy tan type color. I found this when we were cleaning out my grandmas estate, Her great grand father come over from Germany with the bottle, On a large sailing ship, my grandma died 5 years ago at age 89. The daughter to the man who brought the bottle over died 40 years ago at the age of 101. So It has been in the family for a very long time. I want to know what was in the bottle originally, Is worth any thing???? It looks like it would of had a cork stopper in the top. Thank you for your time, you are very kind to share your knowledge! Sara

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From: eben smith eosmi

To: Digger

Subject: bottle reference

Date: 22-11-2002

I am an archaeology student researching glass found at a site in Cleveland OH. One of the artifacts has the words "JJ BUTLER CIN. " on it and I found an ink jar on your site with the same name, dated 1860's. I would like to know what your source/reference was for this date so that I may include it in my research. Your help wil greatly speed up my work. Sincerely, Helga van Zyl

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From: l. larryslan

To: Digger

Subject: Death Dust bottle

Date: 22-11-2002

We have a bottle that is round and clear, about 5 inches tall. It has "Death Dust" on the shoulder of the bottle and "A. C. Meyer & Co. " on the other side. It has a number "2" on the bottom. Do you have any idea what this bottle is or where I can find some information about this bottle?  Any information you can provide is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help.

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From: Martinbrothersco

To: Digger

Subject: brown one gallon jug

Date: 22-11-2002

Dear Digger, I have a brown see through jug that has the words "one gallon" on the neck and has a grape leaf patttern on the same side. one the other side it has grapes and leaves also. The top looks as though it had a screw-on lid. The bottom has the letters MG. There is a 5 in the center of the bottom and the words "PAT. PEND" are also on the bottom. It was my grandmas. My grandpa was a docor and had many brown jugs that medicine came in but they were plain. Just curious if you could you give me your expert advice on this jug's history. Thank you. Macie

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From: evie dieck

To: Digger

Subject: solon palmer bottle

Date: 04-09-2002

hello--found a dark green 5" tall clear glass bottle with the words solon palmer and perfumer on it. interested in anything you might know, has no label or stopper. thanks!!

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From: McCarRom

To: Digger

Subject: Golden Wedding Pure Rye Whiskey

Date: 23-11-2002

I recently found a flask shaped bottle, clear glass, 3 threaded screw on top (missing) in a wetlands area here in South Jersey that at one time must have been a landfill as we have found many. This particular bottle of Golden Wedding Pure Rye Whiskey is very ornate with embossed bells all over it. The nale appears in old english font and is surrounded by a larger bell. No labels but appears that on the front of the bottle there was once a small label and a large one on the back. There is a small triangle on the bottom with either a #6 or #9.

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From: Doug and Debi Hooper

To: Digger

Subject: Wheaton Glass

Date: 22-11-2002

Dear Digger, I have just found your website and appreciate that you would spend so much time trying to help the lot of us by answering our questions. I aquired a small original box of an old fashioned canning jar set - 4 8oz jars, complete. The box has a number 15180. Can you tell me anything about their value or where I might check to get more info?  Thank you, D. Hooper

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From: beaver

To: Digger

Subject: L. H. Kellogg bottle

Date: 23-11-2002

Hi My husband is a small collector of old bottles. My son knowing this brought him a bottle he had found. The bottle is brown, about 8 inches tall and about 2 inches square. On the front side it says L H Kellogg Chemical Company then it has a small symbol underneath with Minneapolis Minnesota under that. On the back side it has oz. measurements up to 15. Can you help me determine what this bottle was and how much it might be worth Thanks Kim

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From: Jean Robinson

To: Digger

Subject: green wine bottle

Date: 23-11-2002

hi , I have an unopened wine bottle dated 1964 . It has a spout on it and a fringe and straw cap attached to it. It says spalletti. Blanchaurds , bianco secco. Could you please tell me about it thank you

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From: Ron and Alice Hausman

To: Digger

Subject: horseshoe bitters bottle

Date: 23-11-2002

I am hoping you can give me some information about a horseshoe bitters bottle I have it is 8 3/4 in tall , 5 3/4 in at the widest part & 11/3 in thick. The front side has horseshoe medicine co collinsville il, there is a running horse in the middle of horseshoe. The back side says horseshoe bitters. The bottom says patent applied for. It is golden brown in color. Thank you-alice

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From: loriroe

To: Digger

Subject: 1976 lockharts wildlife collection beams choice whiskey bottles

Date: 23-11-2002

i have managed to come across the entire set of three bottles of the lockharts wildlife collection and would like to find the value and possibly sell them.

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From: Jennifer Blosser

To: Digger

Subject: old mr. Boston liquor bottle

Date: 23-11-2002

I have a 1953 presidential inauguration liquor bottle, It has the names, state, date of birth, and date of inauguration on the back for 34 presidents, Eisenhower being the last. The bottles front has a picture of the Whitehouse (referred to as the capital of the United States) with a short story of its history. On the bottom it has the numbers 13 and 52 with 2 idi between them. It is brown with white lettering and takes a screw on type lid. It has old mr. Boston fine liquors written up the side. Any information on history or value would be a big help. Thank you, Jennifer Blosser

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From: Cathy

To: Digger

Subject: Lestoil bottle or reproduction

Date: 24-11-2002

A friend of mine has a bottle like the one you answered a question about. It is blue, has the Eagle and the letters 7WD on one side and the ship with Franklin on the other. It has the number 7 on the bottom. Can you please tell me the value of this one bottle. Neither he nor I collect bottles but this on was found on some property he recently bought. I appreciate any help you can give me. Cathy

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From: kristimonkey Rutledge

To: Digger

Subject: coca cola bottles/KIST beverage

Date: 24-11-2002

Digger, I'll try and make this short. I have 3 leaded COCA COLA bottles and 1 leaded KIST bottle. I can't seem to find out much about them and I'm hoping that you can help. I would like to know what the value could be. 1) 6-oz raised coca cola, trade mark registered bottle PAT. D-105529 on one side then, trade mark registered min. contents 6-fl ozs. on the other. It's leaded, and the bottom reads large letters MEDFORD ORE. Its perfect. It has a symbol on the front with 20 and an oval and wide diamond shape thru it then 39. 2) 6 oz raised letter leaded coca cola bottle that reads trade mark registered min. contents 6 fl. ozs on one side, then trade mark registered in U. S. PATENT OFFICE. Bottom reads BAKERSFIELD CALIF. all raised large letters. It has 5217 engraved on the front. 3) 6 oz leaded coca cola with trade mark registered bottle PAT'D DEC 25. 1923 on one side and trademark registered contents 6-fl. ozs on the other. Bottom reads KEARNEY NE with a circle (Repro) I think. . on the front is engraved 8 14 with an R with a circle around it 4) A leaded KIST bottle, back reads Property of KIST BEVERAGES with a line over the S. Bottom reads Duraglas in cursive and it has that same oval with a long diamond through it with 23 before it and 58 after, 2 B and 842-C at the bottom. Pink tint to it. One more Coca Cola bottle reads REG VARUMARKE. COKE on one side, all raised letters and the bottom reads FLASKAN AR REG VARUM HO 4 69 with a PLM symbol. I would guess it to be foreign and a 10 oz bottle. Hope you can help me. All are perfect shape. Thank you, Kristi -

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From: kristimonkey Rutledge

To: Digger

Subject: cobalt blue small bottle

Date: 24-11-2002

Digger, One more bottle to find out about. It's a cobalt blue screw top, just about-2 inches tall found in my drain after developing our property. It chipped at the top of the bottle when it got dug up, but is still a neat bottle. I has a triangle on the bottom of it with a small triangle inside of that and the number 12 under it. What kind of bottle could it be and is it old?  Royal Blue in color. Hope you know. Thank You Kristimonkey

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From: Shinjeme

To: Digger

Subject: Larkin bottle

Date: 24-11-2002

Hi: I wonder if I could get a little free advice?  I found a small bottle-- 6 inches tall. It is seamed vertically and around the base. The base is slightly smaller than the rounded shoulders (if that's the right word) below the neck. The neck is about two inches tall, and the cork stopper collar is round and thick (1/2 ") and it looks like it was blown on (no visible seam there). Just below the shoulders is the words "Larkin Co. " and below that "BUFFALO" all in capital letterrs though smaller than "Larkin. " The "L" in Larkin and the"C" in Co. look like an old Coca Cola "C" with the flat top and base, and the letters are angled slightly from left to right as you look at it. "BUFFALO" is curved so that the two "FF" are lower than the 'B' and the 'O'. On the bottom is the number "15. " Can you tell me what this is, and if it has a value, by this description?  Thanks//Donn

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From: Joegibtown

To: Digger

Subject: fish bottle

Date: 24-11-2002

I have a bottle on the bottom it says 233-f-2 still has metel screw top and some contents . would like to know more about it.

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From: VHG62549

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 24-11-2002

Hi I found some bottles in a land fill close to where I live in GA. I've had them for about 9 years and cannot find anyone that can tell me any history about he bottles or their value. They are clear, about 4 1/2 inches in height, but each bottle on the bottom has an impression of one of the Howdy Doody characters pressed into the bottom. I found six with different characters and then 3 extra. So I feel like I have one set. They reminded me of the Welch grape juice bottles we got as a kid. But I contacted Welch's and they said they never made a bottle with Howdy Doody on it. Any information or help in finding a resource would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much. Ginger

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From: Rich and Jenn

To: Digger

Subject: The Imperial fruit jar

Date: 24-11-2002

Hi Digger: Kudos to a fantastic site! I dug up the attached fruit jar a number of years back. It reads "The Imperial" and has a logo in between these words. I believe the logo indicates G. C. , referencing The Imperial Glass Company. The jar has rough seams, a ground lip and a number of flaws/bubbles. Unfortunately, I was unable to locate the lid. I'm not sure if this is a depression era jar or much older. Would you have any idea as to its age and/or value?  Thanks! Rich Attachments: imperial. jpg

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From: Sharie Sloman

To: Digger

Subject: Dark Brown Glass Bottle

Date: 24-11-2002

We have unearthed a dark brown glass bottle from the back of our property - the original owners of the property go back to the early 30's. We have found what appears to be an old farm dumping area. The bottle is dark brown clear glass and stands 8 inches high to the top of the opening. There is 2 seams, each running up to the neck of the bottle. The neck to the top has 2 ridges for a screw cap. There is a strange indent approx 1/8 inch deep and runs half way round the neck opening area. The bottle is rectangle in shape, with each of its 4 sides embossed with a shape, round curved at the top before the neck. The bottle is 9 1/2 inches in circumference, the neck is 1 1/2 inches high and the opening is 3/4 inches across. The only print on the bottle is near the top of one side - 16 ozs. FLUID, on 2 lines. The bottom of the bottle is depressed in a round shape, stamped with an 8 and what looks to be an elongated diamond shape that has a "D" in the center of it. The bottle is quite thick glassed and heavy and other than a few small scratches appears to be in excellent shape. Any information regards age, rarity, history, anything would be appreciated. Thanking you for time.

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From: Barb & Milt

To: Digger

Subject: bottle value estimate

Date: 24-11-2002

I noted one question about a bottle marked "prepared by Dr. Peter Fahrney & sons Co. , Chicago, Ill. USA". I, too have such a bottle (clear glass, about 9. 5 inches tall). On another side of the bottle, it states in raised letters, "the reliable old-time preparation for home use". I followed a link provided in the previous question, and found the article about the company, but what I'd like to know now, is the value of the bottle itself. Mine may not be as oldI have seams and the bottom is marked 714. under the 714 is a mark 8. (eight, followed by a period) and above and below the 714, which is centered on the bottom, the words Fahrney & Chicago. I would appreciate a probable value, as a beginner bottle collector. Thanks much - Barbara L.

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From: nathan young

To: Digger

Subject: Mystery Wine Bottle?  

Date: 25-11-2002

HI Digger I do not know much about old bottles but I found a couple of bottles while digging in steam boat springs, Colorado, some of them I have been able to date to the early 1900's but one I can not find any info on, it is a wine bottle. The bottle had a screw on cap and is 10 1/2 inches tall and about 3 1/2 inches wide and in the glass it says "Barbone" in cursive and under that it says "QUALITY WINES" in regular capital letters it has a place for a label but the label has worn off, the bottle also has circle dots in the glass that you can fill from the neck of the bottle down. If you know anything about this bottle or wine company it would be helpful?  THANKS!!!

--- nathan young

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From: Trevor Piat.

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 25-11-2002

I know of a full intact Canada dry bottle that was made for princess Diana's wedding to prince charles It states this on the label to. It is unopened. Could you please help me find a price for it TREVOR

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From: Trevor Piat t_

To: Digger

Subject: bottle question

Date: 25-11-2002

I know of a Canada Dry bottle that was made for the wedding of prince Charles and lady Diana it is fully intact and has a label which reads made specially for the wedding of . it is full and un opened Can you please find any infor on the rarity, value or history of this bottles thank you Trev Tired of spam?  Get advanced junk mail protection with 8.

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From: Robert Larkin

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 25-11-2002

Do you have other Larkin bottles in good shape and reasonable?  I am looking at the one on your web site. Do you have anymore info on some?  Thanks. Pat Larkin

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From: sarah contreras

To: Digger

Subject: antique Spanish glass bottles

Date: 25-11-2002

Digger, I have to glass bottles that were made in tarragona spain designed by dalmauhermanos. That all I can read on the bottom of the bottle. One is a male mandor and the other is a female spainsh woman . It look like some kind of liquid was originally in it it has a small cork type in the top of their heads. I am not sure how to find out the value or the orginalility of these bottles. please help me. They were my mothers which as far back as I can remember she had them and when she passed away they were handed down to me. I believe that they are at least 40years or more old because I am 45 and she had them when I was a child and I can remember her saying they were her mothers/please help me. thank you sarah

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From: Bigbadbry7

To: Digger

Subject: Dr Seth Arnolds Balsam

Date: 25-11-2002

My question to you concerns a 5 and a quarter inch tall, 1 and three quarter inch wide, clear Dr Seth Arnold Balsam bottle with 1. 5 fluid ounces on the front with the n in ounces backwards. On the sides it has Gilman Bros, and Boston Mass. The seam is half way up the neck so I'm guessing late 1800's for the age. I encountered a lot of these bottles broken so I'm sure they were quite popular. However the backward embossed n might be unusual. Is it uncommon or was this done regularly with this particular bottle?  Thank you. Bryan

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From: ciri0004d.

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 26-11-2002

Greetings! I've found a half-pint crockery jar that says "Federal law prohibits sale or re-use of this bottle. " On the bottom of the bottle it says "Wing Fung Hong China" with some Chinese writing. What, if anything, can you tell me about it?  Where did it come from, and when, and what was it used for?  Thank you. Sincerely, John Cirilli

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From: Miton Ronquest

To: Digger

Subject: Root Beer Bottle

Date: 26-11-2002

Dear: Sir I have a lolli pop Root Beer soda drink bottle that have not been open, and it was bottled by Lolli Pop Beverages in Richmond, Virginia. Please tell me about this bottle and what it will sell for. Thank you Mr. Ronquest

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From: Daddyhb1

To: Digger

Subject: two bottles

Date: 25-11-2002

one is george dickel Tennessee whisky reopening souvenir bottle/leather handle bottled special for someone. . second an old pop kola w/the # 43 on the bottom. any info????? thanks

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From: Patrick Holcomb

To: Digger

Subject: help

Date: 26-11-2002

my friend has found a very old looking bourbon decanter of a man in very old type clothes, a western type bow tie, vest, thigh length coat, with pocket watch, with a stetson type hat his head is removable head the cork is in the neck area. the only word on this decanter is on the front of the base where the man is standing it says bourbon. if you could help me at all or direct me to a web site that could I would greatly appreciate it thanks. bigholc

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From: Chris & Lisa Chapman

To: Digger

Subject: Nonsuch Stove Polish

Date: 26-11-2002

Hello, I was just wondering if you have ever heard of a stove polish under the brand Nonsuch or perhaps Nunsuch?  It is Canadian in origin at was produced in the 1920's-30's from the information that I have. Can you point me in some direction on how to track one of these bottles (or tins? ) down?  Thanks, Chris

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From: MINDY CARMICHAEL

To: Digger

Subject: Perfumed Bottle Assessment

Date: 26-11-2002

As your book is no longer available I have no idea what to ask for these perfume bottles. Please look and let me know what, if any value they may have. Thanks in advance, Mindy

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From: HomeGrown harmony

To: Digger

Subject: LIONSTONE WHISKEY DECANTERS

Date: 26-11-2002

I have about 12 assorted "lionstone distilleries" Kentucky straight bourban decanters. It says on the bottom original bitterroot sculptured porcelain 1969. Each is different. A few are cowboys, ladies etc.  . I just wondered if they could bring up some money instead of sitting on a shelf in the basement?  I'd really appreciate if you could find out anything. Thanks again vikki

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From: Dallamore, Sandy

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: CAMUS NAPOLEON BRANDY - CERAMIC BOOK

Date: 26-11-2002

I have an "unopened" bottle of Napoleon Brandy, in mint condition, made by Camus. It is a white Porcelain/Ceramic Book, which comes in a green felt case and is about 9" in height. The bottle topper is a "hat". The bottle in the case is still in the original box it came in as well. The Back reads: Bi-centenaire de l'empereur Napoleon 1er 1769 - 1969 The Bottom reads (in gold): Production limitee reservee a Camus - Cognac Serie No. B 1262 The Front shows Napoleon - above waist, with hand in Vest. Gold crowns in each corner (4 total). Gold leaf wreath border. The Binding (side) reads: Cognac Camus Napoleon Camus la grande marque Cognac. I have found similar items with prices but cannot seem to find this "specific edition". I would like to know something about it and what it may be worth. I am hoping you can help me out. My e-mail address is sadallamorecity. surrey. bc or my address work is: City of Surrey - Planning & Development Department, Building Division. 14245 - 56th Avenue, Surrey, B. C. Canada. V3X 3A2 Any mail to me should be marked as "Personal & Confidential". Thanks very much for your time and attention & have a good day! Sincerely, Ms. Sandy Dallamore.

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From: William Tuck

To: Digger

Subject: Bols Ballerina?????  

Date: 26-11-2002

I ve got an unopened bottle (BOLS BALLERINA)Is it worth anything?????????  thanks Tres

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From: Robert Armstrong

To: Digger

Subject: old bottle question

Date: 26-11-2002

Hi, I was given these three bottles from my dad and was wondering if you had any info on them. 1- dark olive green embossed with Buchanan's Black & White Whisky (no e in whiskey} has bubbles and looks like iron pontil. 2- dark olive green embossed Aachener Kalserbrunnen, grooves or threads in neck of bottle. 3- light green embossed with The Old Bushmill's Distillery Co. , a still embossed on front with Pure Malt. Mark est. 1784 nxco{sih}lid on bottom. If you could provide any information on them I would appreciate it. Thanks Kathy

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From: lynnatplay lynn.

To: Digger

Subject: Dana bottle

Date: 26-11-2002

hello I was reading through your pages and noticed that you did now about the DANA label bottled by coca cola in Cleveland. I have one of these bottles and would like to know if it has any value. I would also like to know where I can find more info on this bottle as I have looked and couldn't turn up anything. I don't collect bottles and just have this one because my grandmother saved it for me because my name is Dana also.

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From: lynnatplay lynn.

To: Digger

Subject: sorry Dana Bottle Again

Date: 26-11-2002

forgot to include that it is an eight ounce bottle and the numbers on the bottom include 3 (I) 68 2 G-14638 thanks

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From: Charles Strand -

To: Digger

Subject: brown vicks bottle

Date: 26-11-2002

I have several old blue vicks bottles that had the nose applicator in them. Someone just gave me a brown vicks bottle with several v's on the bottom, the blue one's have a triangle under them. Could you tell me anything about these, especially the brown one?  Thanks. c strand

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From: lincoln springs

To: Digger

Subject: Bols Ballerina Bottle

Date: 26-11-2002

Hi, We have been given by a great grandfather a Bols Ballerina Bottle, size 18 oz. Model Depose. It is still full and sealed. It has a working music box that plays the blue Danube and a dancing ballerina inserted into a large recess in the bottom of the bottle. The stopper is red with a center star and five surrounding stars. The paper revenue seal has???  Forman Import Company. Louisville 10. Ky. 1Pint2oz. It also has two South Carolina tax stamps still attached. Could you shed any light on it's age and value, if any?  Thanks, Danny L.

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From: PattiBrownMikeRice

To: Digger

Subject: Howdy, Digger Odell

Date: 27-11-2002

I have 2 bottles that I think are very interesting. The first bottle is clear, embossed on body of bottle We pay for evidence convicting thieves for refilling our bottles American Mineral Water Co. distributors of Dr. Pepper St. Louis , Mo. On bottom of bottle is an A The second bottle is a light green/aqua color. It's also embossed We Pay for evidence convicting thieves for refilling our bottles. The AM & B Co. Waco Texas and St. Louis, Mo. Bottom of bottle has embossed A enclosed in a circle. Both bottles also embossed with the word Registered. I found out 2nd bottle AM& B stands for artesian mfg. & bottling company founded 1884. This company is the parent company for Dr. Pepper. Please tell me the bottles value, and would love some more history on them. We are new to bottle collecting, but definitely hooked on our new hobby. I appreciate your time and expertise. Thank You Patti (of St. Louis, Mo. )

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From: GRAYHORSE

To: Digger

Subject: Troth & Moul Pharmacists 4828 Baltimore Ave.

Date: 27-11-2002

Digger: Recently acquired this clear bottle w/Hutter type stopper. Bottom marked: MBW 2 USA. While I believe this address in Hyattsville, MD--am wondering about bottom markings--is this Millvile, New Jersey?  Or, Moul Bottling Works?  What does the 2 indicate?  Any offering on the pharmacy business itself appreciated. Respectfully, Rolph R. Moul York, PA

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From: JAVanTuyle

To: Digger

Subject: Ginger ale

Date: 27-11-2002

Hi, I am trying to get some information about Lomax Ginger Ale. When and where it was manufactured. I don't have a bottle but I have an old advertising clock with Lomax Ginger Ale on the face of the clock. Thanks, Joe Van Tuyle

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From: Alittle3220

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 28-11-2002

I have a bean pot marked Boston home of the bean Spirit of Bunker Hill 76?  How can I find the Value. Anni

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From: Cacharel21

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 28-11-2002

could you tell me what a bottle of gevrey chambetin 1962 would be worth Thank you

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From: chee chee ahrens

To: Digger

Subject: Masons Root Beer bottle

Date: 28-11-2002

I have a masons root beer bottle. bottled by Mason & Mason Inc. Chicago, Il. on the bottom it says L815 at the top on the left in the middle a 5 some kind of symbol in the middle, middle right 60 bottom 10 fl. oz. and the number 14. Could you tell me what you know about the bottle and if it is worth anything.

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From: Samantha

To: Digger

Subject: Bourbon Whiskey

Date: 28-11-2002

my sister have a whiskey bottle dated 1972 I do not have a picture of it but I can give you a description of it. Bottom: "Exclusive design by Marita Spirits Ltd. 1972 From the Anniversary collection of Authentic Liverpool Porcelain" Back: "Anniversary Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90 Proof 12 years 4/5 quart Bottled by Marita Spirits, Ltd. Clifton New Jersey" Front: It has pictures of presidents from ohio and says "OHIO" It also as a cork, coded with porcelain. Could you please tell me what you know about this, if anything, and how much it may be worth. Thank you Samantha

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From: David Johnson. .

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 28-11-2002

I found your email on antiquebottles, and have a quick question. I have a small collection of apothecary bottles with ground glass stoppers, and I dropped one of them once. It landed on the stopper, and now the stopper is jammed in. Do you have any recommendations for unsticking the stopper?  Thanks in advance! David Omaha, NE

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From: KARI SCOTT

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 28-11-2002

o. k It is a very long neck bottle shaped as a fish in the upright position it is from italy. On the top of the bottle in reads:F & M IMPORTING CO. also something about Culver City, Co. Also CHIANTI MAGGIO DEPOSITA SOC. esportazione vini italuari Firenze-certaldo ITALY SAYS IT WAS 12% ALCOHOL?????  THE BOTTLE IS VERY TALL ABOUT 3 FEET OR SO. CURIOUS?  SINCERELY, ME

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From: mrsmcquig

To: Digger

Subject: RE: Bottles, Jars & more

Date: 29-11-2002

Good morning. I read your story on Ted & while I agree, he should have made an investment in your books, I am afraid I am not in a position to buy them right now--either. Once I get back on my feet I intend too because I have always had a fascination in the older bottles, different shapes & colors. However, due to an illness & the loss of an income, over the next week I am dragging out all my "old" stuff I have had stored for years. I am trying to make enough to at least keep the roof over my head. I have many bottles, jars & even lids for someone who has the other end! haha Having many children, I have kept anything & everything just incase it could be used for a school project. What I am looking for (from you) is any help or direction I might can get to put a fair price on some of these that I do have. If you could tell me what to look for, I can e-mail you back in the next week & we can go from there. It might just be a collectors piece you have been looking for! You do need to know that I am not a collector in the sense of knowing what I am doing :-) My collecting starting when I was very young & it was mainly so things wouldn't be thrown away. Then I had the children & who new back then what was going to be for homework & having to use things from around the house. I became so bad at keeping things that I even have the little screw in devices that you use to hold up the ceiling light. Several of these are from the early 1900s. Anyway, if you are interested &/or can help--please let me know. Thanks, Diana

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From: john gregg

To: Digger

Subject: garnier liqueurs

Date: 24-11-2002

I have in my possession a Garnier Liqueurs bottle that is made of some type of pottery that resembles a bottle from ancient times and has figures carved on the front. One is a woman kneeling down and beneath it two elephants. What it reminds me of is something that looks like an Egyptian bottle . It has one big ear or handle on the right side for pouring the bottle. On the bottom is Garnier Liqueurs then Enghien - Paris-Frances and below it made in Italy or Made for Italy then n' 214. I do appreciate any help you could give me with identifying the type of bottle, date made and a valuation . Thanks in advance ! John R. Gregg

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From: Tammy Christiansen _

To: Digger

Subject: Question about st. jakobs oel bottle

Date: 29-11-2002

Hello, my name is Tammy. I found an old bottle that I was wondering about. It is a "St. Jakobs Oel" bottle. It is 6 1/2 " tall, and 3/4 full. The cork is still in it, and the seal is not broken, just a piece is tore off. The label is in great condition. It was made by the Charles A. Vogeler Company, of Baltimore, MD. The price in the U. S. was 50 cents. The label is written in three or four different languages. The glass is also stamped with the name and company. I was wondering about how much the bottle is worth. I would appreciate your help. Thanks for your time.

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From: Robin Hathaway

To: Digger

Subject: Covered Wagon Liquor Bottle

Date: 29-11-2002

I recently purchased a liquor bottle in a second hand store for $20. 00 in the shape of a covered wagon with a cork top. The bottle states on the bottom of the bottle: Liquor Bottle 185 Created by: Paul Lux Covered Wagon Circa 1860 Can you tell me who manufactured the bottle and around what time period, and it is of any value. I searched the web and did not come up with anything. In advance thank you for your time and assistance.

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From: Terri Holloway

To: Digger

Subject:???  

Date: 30-11-2002

Hi Digger, I stumbled upon your website tonight while trying to research a 1920's Kelloggs comic book that belonged to my father. I realize this site is about bottles, that’s not why I am writing this, my maiden name is O'Dell and I am wondering if we might be related. I grew up in a small town in southwestern Indiana, New Harmony. My dads name was James Robert or Bob, his Mom was Ollie Kincheloe, he had no brothers or sisters, but had several cousins, Morris, Bud, Allen, Carl, Dolly and Mary. Please let me know something. Thanks, Terri O'Dell Holloway

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From: John Rogers

To: Digger

Subject: Old coke Bottle

Date: 30-11-2002

Good day Sir, I was working in Indianapolis Last year. On a new gas station site on the west side of town by the airport. As I was walking back to my truck I found an old bottle, real dirty, and I dident know what it was till I got back to my room were I rinsed it out to find an old coke bottle. Now I have done some looking around and know some things about it. Its a Root 1548 Light amber bottle with a shoulder emboss. Indianapolis Bottling works. Is this a very common bottle?  I cant seem to find any from the same works to compare it too. Any insight would be nice. Thank You. John F. Rogers

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From: Carol c.

To: Digger

Subject: Hellllpppp

Date: 30-11-2002

I'm trying to find out about an old scotch bottle about 17" highwith a music box built into the bottoma little scotch tartan plaid dancer under a dome inside the bottleplays "auld lang syne" label says 100 Months Olda gold and black label says "Utal Liqor Control Commission" and then copyrighted 1954 on the bottom/side it says 86 proof 4/5 quart Distilled and Blended in Scotland, Imported and Bottled by Glen Spey Elt. , Clermont, Ky. , Offices: Edinburgh, Scotland Can you help??  Thanks!!! Caroline Fellman

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From: Phydeaux

To: DIGGER

Subject: Refilling old seltzer siphon bottles

Date: 30-11-2002

Hi! I was wondering if you could help me figure out how to refill old seltzer siphon bottles so I can use them. It appears to me as if the bottles are not designed to have their tops removed and that they are refilled via their spouts. I've not found much on this but I imagine the proper way would be

To: - With the bottle right-side up, fill bottle (and thereby compress the air in the bottle) by forcing seltzer in via the spout. - Invert the bottle so the glass tube is in the pressurized air space. - Add additional compressed air in order to properly prime the bottle. Does this sound correct?  Do you have any idea how much pressure is needed?  I imagine that pressurization via CO2 is better than doing so with air, but it's easier to get compressed air at home than CO2. reb

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From: Stephanie Ames

To: Digger

Subject: bottle dating?  Worth?  

Date: 30-11-2002

Thank you for service. I have no idea how much this bottle is worth or its history. It stands 6 inches tall and almost 2 inches in diameter at the base. It is an aqua color with an iridescent shine to the glass. It is 12 sided but has no identifying markings as to a brand name. It looks like a flared lip and it has a pontiled bottom. The mold seam looks like it stops at the lip and the lip has an irregular finish. The glass also has imperfections, like bubbles. There is no damage, just dirt. We would like to know all we can about it. I have included a picture Thanks again, Stephanie Ames Attachments: sm old glass bottle. JPG

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From: Paul Canter

To: Digger

Subject: liquor decanter

Date: 30-11-2002

Hello; I have a liquor decanter of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, in uniform and on a horse. The bottle has never been opened, but the seal is torn. There is a logo stamped on the bottom of the bottle with the letters G. S. C. in middle of the logo. Do you have any information as to value or origin, or where I can go to try and find information. Any help is appreciated, Paul Canter

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From: Gary L. Binkley

To: Digger

Subject: RE: price of Big Chief bottle

Date: 30-11-2002

Hi, Here are some pictures of a bottle I found. Can you tell me it's value?  Thanks, Cristy

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From: mlooney

To: Digger

Subject: JIM Beam Decanter

Date: 30-11-2002

Hi, Digger. I purchased a decanter at a flea market for $8. 00 of JIM BEAMS, It is Olive Green, Trimed in Gold . It looks like a Vase Big at the bottom comes up to a pitcher type opening at top with a small handle. I looked on bottom , it was made in 1969 it is Genuine Regal China , Made by C. Miller for Jim Beam #145 There are 7 Yellow Roses on Front an back of the decanter. It also says on bottom of the bottle Creation of Jim Beam. Can you tell me if it is worth more than the $8. 00 I gave for it Thanks so Very Much Carol Ann Giles Watkinsville, Ga

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From: jen g

To: Digger

Subject: montrose and crone

Date: 30-11-2002

hi, I have 2 bottles that I would like to find out about. the first if from the Montrose beverage co. , and the second is from grone & co. any information on either of these companies will be greatly appreciated.

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