November 2004 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2004

From: Tomahawk214

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 01-11-2004

What can you tell me about a bottle that looks like a milk bottle and has " Babbling Brooke " in raised letters on it ? Thanks , Tomahawk214

 

From: Worley8399

Date: 2004

/11/01 Mon PM 04:56:39 CST

To: mikejohnson3

Subject: 5D_1_B.JPG would like to know if this bottle is American or of another country? also the bottle is said to have come from Astoria or. or Washington st. i did a little research and i believe it is from the late1700,s or early 1800,s also did they have cobalt blue glass in the 1700,s. what came in the bottle is it in ported from Boston mass.? l   also the bottle has a pushed in pontil mark and it wayes a pound about 1ft. tall it appears to have been dug up thanks mike johnson

From: pepper claytor pepper_claytor

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Info on bottle?

Date: 01-11-2004

Digger, I posted some recent bottles on the bottle forum, but I've not got any responds from anyone. I found a perfect amber bottle Bakers, Vegetable Blood & Liver Cure, Lookout Mountain Medicine Co. Manufacturers & Proprietors, Greeneville, Tenn. Can you please help me with rarity and what it maybe worth? Thank's , Andy Claytor  Digger I sent you a e-mail from pepper_claytor...her's a picture of the bottle...Thx's , Andy Claytor 

stained...$150  Digger

From: Sharon Johnson rjjon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: CANADA DRY BOTTLE

Date: 31-01-2004

HI DIGGER--I HAVE ONE OF THE ORIGINAL CANADA DRY BOTTLES MADE TO HONOR JOHN F. KENNEDY RECEPTION 1963 WITH VICE PRESIDENTIAL SEAL L.B.JOHNSON. ONLY 2400 WERE SPECIAL MADE AND WERE TO BE DESTROYED AND NEVER USED DUE TO THE ASSASINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY. THEIR IS ONE IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE MUSEUM. MINE IS IN MINT CONDITION. HOW MUCH IS IT WORTH?

From: Patsy Rife prife

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 2 found bottles

Date: 02-11-2004

I would like to know if you can tell me anything about a 'what looks like a soda bottle' found at a construction site. The first bottle is clear glass with ridges going around it with an indention about half way down the bottle. The words "Double Strength Sugar Beverage" in between the ridges from top to bottom, and on the bottom of the bottle "Contents 7 1/2 fl oz LGW, and Design Pat No 86036 or (86056). The second bottle is dark brown with ridges around it and centered in the middle of the bottle are diamond shapes on both sides, no label or writing on the bottle 32 48, a jug symbol and a 7 below it. They may be nothing but look very interesting. Thanks for any information you can share with me. Sincerely, Patsy R.

 

From: Sandy Hamilton sandy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: re: coca cola

Date: 02-11-2004

I realize you mostly do bottles - which I have a ton of - I got all of my grandmother's collection of coke- pepsi - rootbeer and more. However I have a coca-cola - rootbeer barrel - it is wooden about 3 feet tall - it would sit on bar counter - root beer out one handle and coke out of the other. I do have a picture that I think I could scan in and send. I have not been able to find any info on this barrel. Would you know where else I could look? Thank you, Sandy Hamilton Commercial Lines Producer Stolzenbach Insurance Services, Inc.

 

From: Earl Waites erwaites

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 02-11-2004

Hi; I have found a stange bottle with following markings; Whistle 61/2 FLD . OZS REG US PAT OFF PAT NO 70843 1926 Base has a "4" and a "D" in a triangle. Would you please advise what the product was and if bottle has any value. Earl Waites Attachments: Whistle Bottle -saved.JPG

From: John Sprung sprung

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: REAL OR REPRO

Date: 02-11-2004

Looks real to me. what do you think. thanks for the help john sprung

Looks real to me too Digger

From: James Kesselring marylanddude56

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hood Chemical Co

Date: 02-11-2004

Dear Digger, I found a brown bottle with the name Hood Chemical Co., Inc. from Phila., Pa on it. Can you tell me anything about it? On the bottle the numbers 33 are on the sides and bottom. It is a full quart. There is a number on the bottom of E2551. Thank you. There are also letters MTC on the bottom.

 

From: Sebastien Ricard sebastien.ricard

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: about Milk of Magnesia bottles

Date: 02-11-2004

i found one last monday i was wondering if you found out how much it is worth? :) can you help me out on this!? thanks alot regards Sebastien Ricard

 

From: Gardenqueenrl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: L F Atwood, shoulder H H Hay Co Sole agt L F

Date: 02-11-2004

dear Mr. digger, I'm looking for information on the above embossed bottle. it was mention in you April 2000 ask digger. you answered questions about the other bottles the person was asking about but nothing about the L F Atwood bottle. the bottle i have is aqua, round, aprox. 6 & 3/4" tall, the mould seam goes about half way up the neck. i also found a ref. to it ( Ring 1980: 64) but i don't know what it means. Also I purchased an old house built between 1900 and 1920 about 3 months ago. In the woods behind the house is where they dumped all there bottles and trash. so far i have found a soda water bottle by coca cola pat. dated 1920 & 1923 and more recent bottles 1949 , 1950 and all types of bottles and jars. what book do you have that would help with what i am finding. thanking you in advance . sincerely, rhona Garden Queen rl

 

From: drake woodschoo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOTTLE OF ARDO CHERRY WINE CIRCA ?

Date: 03-11-2004

Hello I recently purchased a bottle of Cherry Italian Wine by GIROLAMO LUXARDO ARDO. The most interesting feature of this bottle is that it has a clock in the center of it. A Mercedes clock directly in the center of the bottle . Underneath the Mercedes title there is in small print West Germany. I'D assumed from the clock in the center that it was a collector's item. I have never seen a bottle like this. And I am not sure of the age or value. Any info you might have on it would be appreciated. thank you

 

From: drake woodschoo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOTTLE OF ARDO CHERRY WINE CIRCA ?

Date: 03-11-2004

Hello I recently purchased a bottle of Cherry Italian Wine by GIROLAMO LUXARDO ARDO. The most interesting feature of this bottle is that it has a clock in the center of it. A Mercedes clock directly in the center of the bottle . Underneath the Mercedes title there is in small print West Germany. I'D assumed from the clock in the center that it was a collector's item. I have never seen a bottle like this. And I am not sure of the age. Any info you might have on it would be appreciated.

From: Lcleav1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 03-11-2004

what would a bottle made in may 1926 at Clarksburg wva bottling company be worth

 

From: Thewickerman1211

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1857 Medicine Bottle

Date: 03-11-2004

I have a 1857 glass medicine bottle ( Greenish-Brown when held in light) with the 18 and 57 separated by a fancy A or Crown at the neck of the bottle. The lettering is raised. Can you help me find out what it is and what it's worth? Thanks Mark Hammerstrom Pennsylvania,USA

 

From: Claire Naulty clairenaulty

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Beam Collection

Date: 03-11-2004

Hello Dig... Could you help us? We have a question for you... Do you know how much the James B. Beam Authentic Collection ~ Blue Goose/Snow Goose/South Florida (whale?) are worth? Thank You !! Claire & Betty

 

From: kimberley williams littleredspec

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: fish bottle

Date: 03-11-2004

I dig your site digger! way to go. This is my first time here and i am amazed by all the great stories and cool information on this site. my story goes like this, my mother in-law lived in a house over a hundred years old, she recently did some renovating inside the house. She found some old bottles in through the walls and sent them to me knowing i'm a collector of old things. The fish bottle in question is unmarked. I'm sending these pictures in hoping you can shed some light on this fish story. How old is the bottle? What kind of bottle is it? Looks to be Italian writing on the bottom. Cork was in the bottle when i received it, Italian writing on it to. Thank you so much for your time , any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks again Don Williams.

From: Dennis/Julie Hollinger hollinger4

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: LORD CALVERT BOTTLE

Date: 03-11-2004

Hi digger, I have a half gallon bottle with a Calvert recorder # a007759. It has "blended by the Calvert distilling co. Louisville, ky & Baltimore, md. I think the date code on the bottom of the bottle is 4/54. Trying to fine out if they are still in business and is the bottle worth anything. The labels are in perfect condition. Thanks, Dennis Hollinger

 

From: Michael Peake baddestmofo_

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hey digger

Date: 03-11-2004

hey digger my dad found a bottle in and old house he was working on and I was wondering if you could tell me anything about it. The bottle is made by the nello company out of Chattanooga, Tenn. The front label says nello trade mark reg. beverages delightfully different. the back reads bottled under authority of nello company Chattanooga, ten. by lime cola bottling co. gastonia, n.c. please if you could tell me anything about it and how much it is worth thanks Michael ---------------------------------

 

From: HotCharlie07

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 03-11-2004

Hello Digger I was wondering if yuu would by any chance sell me the bottles that you have. Also i was owndering where are the best places to find abandoned bottles like in Michigan, which is whrere I am from.Please email me at HotCharlie07 thank you

 

From: Judy Hellums

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question of Course

Date: 03-11-2004

My husband has several bottles from his parents. We don't know where to start. Some of them have a haze and we dont know if we should try to clean it off. One of them is amethyst colored (Kuhn Remedy), Old Dr. Pepper bottles (Embossed 10/2/4), a brown bottle marked Scotland Liquor Bottle, JR Watkins Co, bottle, etc. Can you give us some advice please?

 

From: Chaskarey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about 2 bottles. . .

Date: 04-11-2004

Hi! What a great site! My hubby and I are in the process of renovating a home built in 1906 in Dwight, IL. While wheelbarrowing mountains of dirt out of the basement to clear the way for foundation work he came across two glass bottles. The conditions of both are only fair, so I am guessing they are not worth much, but more importantly I am interested in the year they were made, what the tonic inside was used for and anything else you might be able to tell me about them or the people/place who made and sold them. Bottle #1: Someone else wrote you about almost the exact bottle, however mine is clear, not turquios. It does appear to be a very light aqua tint on the bottom thicker part of the glass. The bottle is a Hood's Sarsa Parilla bottle (on the front) with Lowell, Mass on one of the sides, C I Hood & Co on the other side and Apothecaries on the back. It is about 9" tall with a double lip and the #36 on the bottom. I have found them for sale between $5-15 online. About this bottle I am wondering what the 36 on the bottom means and if this bottle was probably the turquios or aqua color at one time and has now faded or if this is not a common bottle from this company. Bottle#2:This bottle is the bottle in the picture. It is a brown beer bottle color. Even on all four sides, on one side it reads E.Y. Griggs Ottawa, ILLS. On the opposite side it reads Dr. Jones on top then under it in sort of arched lettering it reads RED - then a simple picture of a 3 leaved clover - then in opposite arched letters reads CLOVER then under that reads tonic. So it appears something like this: Dr.Jones RED (picture of clover) CLOVER TONIC The sides are sort of depressed in a rectangle shape on all four sides with an arch at the top. It doesn't look like there is anything on the bottom except a big circle (not indented from the pontil). I would like ANYTHING you can tell me about this bottle as it is from somewhere close to home! Thanks a bunch! Karey Gebhardt 

From: VEOLO HUTT azantiques

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: was wondering if you had any information on a bottle

Date: 04-11-2004

I was wondering if you had any information on a Benedictine bottle from Germany. The bottle is green and had Benedictine embossed into it with a cross before the B and another one after the E on one side and on the other side it has i guess the logo embossed and Germany printed on there. So please if you have time email me what you know about this bottle.  please email me back as soon as you can to tell me what you know about this bottle. Thanks, AtoZ Antiques

From: L S seylogo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Walker's Deluxe Bottle

Date: 04-11-2004

Hi - We have a tall, gallon glass bottle for Walker's Deluxe Bourbon. It probably stands 3 feet tall, has an air pump dispenser as well as the original lid. It belonged to my grandfather and we know it is at least 50 years old. Can you give me an estimate of worth? Do you need additional details? Thanks, Lori Seymour

 

From: Deb Hojaboom

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Budd bottle

Date: 04-11-2004

Hi! I've got a clear glass 7 oz. bottle that had Budd; then Budd Beverages since 1916, Quality Products "The Taste Tells" on the front and on the back it has Budd, and further down it has Bottled By Budd's Beverages Inc. Newport N.H. Could you tell me if this is something old? Is this worth anything? Any info. would help. Thank you, Debbie Hojaboom

 

 

From: NoreenFedoriuk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: R.H.Howard bottle

Date: 05-11-2004

hey there......thanks for the interesting site.........could you give me any idea how old or what company produced this bottle? I found a bottle in the wall of my house...circa 1883.......11 1/2" high....amber colour..swirl marks on the neck..pontil base cork still in bottle..label is hard to read but I found the words..R.H.Howard Extract Toronto,gold, red letters with a beige background... looks like it would be a whiskey bottle..the newspaper found near the bottle is dated 1882 and 1883 Noreen Fedoriuk Riverview Signs

 

From: Earl Johnson earl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Heinz bottle

Date: 05-11-2004

Bottom has H. J. Heinz Co. PATD and the number 96. 12" high glass shows imperfections and has seam marks. AND it has a ship inside with the strings going up to the cork.

 

From: Eunicehmltn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 05-11-2004

i have a tiffany Seagram's 1776 decanter designed by tiffany &co. #11could you tell me anything about it. thank you Eunice

 

From: Sean Farrell sdot10

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: vintage bottle question

Date: 05-11-2004

Hello, I just found a 1961 Pepsi cola bottle and was wondering if it holds any value?  Thanks very much. Sean

 

From: Candace Williams ccwms715

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Munyon medicine bottles

Date: 06-11-2004

My great uncle was "Doc" Munyon of Munyon's Paw-Paw fame. I've recently purchased small bottles of his "cures" for throat, heart, rheumatism etc. Each of the small vials has the original medicine, flyer and worn boxes. Can you give me an approx. value for each? I don't want to sell them - trying to collect a bit of family history, but am curious. Thanking you in advance for your help. Candace Williams

 

From: Phyllis angel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jergens bottle

Date: 06-11-2004

Digger, hope you can help. We would like as much information as you can find on this bottle. History of the bottle? How old is it? The approximate value? Are there many around?. The only information we could get from the company was that they started using clear glass bottles in the early 1960's and milk glass bottles in the late 60's to early 1970's. The only damage we can find is that the cap is rusted shut on the bottle but the cap is still intact. We did not find any chips or cracks in the glass. The bottle was found at an old home sight that was built in the late 1800's and stood until the early 1970's when it was burnt down. Thanks, Phyllis Jarrell Attachments:

From: Skalarea

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 06-11-2004

Hi; I have an amethyst colored bottle with raised lettering: A. Lancaster's Indian Vegetable Jaundice Bitters. Col. Sam Johnson proprietor, Richmond, Va. 1852 with a cork in it. I am so curious as to it's value it any. Please help if possible. Thanks. Dawn

 

From: Dorothy Wilson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re Question About a bottle. Ether!! Found down cellar.

Date: 05-11-2004

Dear Digger, I would like to ask you a question in relation to a brownish amber bottle It looks the same color and the same as the pontil seem marks on your ask digger a question page. concerning the seam and age of the bottle Pontil lip etc. It looks to be a medicine bottle although it had nearly a full bottle of ether inside. with some gone!! I took it to the hospital to confirm it was indeed Ether. IT was! When i first found it down my cellar months after moving into a previous rented house i felt astonished. for a number of reasons that i won't go into here at the moment. It has the letters M349 underneath C 8oz 2 underneath that it says UGB these letters are inside a roundish oblong ring with faintish lines It has a round lip and another round ring it also has the original cork. It had a stick on label in red saying Ether and the name Mrs Knox I did some investigating and found out that she was a nurse at a hospital and had died years before I moved in. Obviously the bottle got washed thoroughly.!

 

From: Dorothy Wilson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re Question About a bottle. Ether!! Found down cellar.

Date: 06-11-2004

Dear Digger Whoops, sorry the email got sent by mistake. ' Please delete ' I really only wanted to find out if it was actually a Poison bottle . By the way - I think your site is really interesting. Dorothy.

 

From: Maryon sietom

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: HBC Best Curable Whiskey

Date: 06-11-2004

Hi - I found a bottle with a cork/cap with "Best Curable HBC' on it. The bottle is dark brown, ~9" high, the Hudson Bay Company crest with the words "pro pelle cutem" molded into the glass and on the bottom of the bottle S458, A, UG8,6. When would this have been made.

 

From: Matt Kline mrkst2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Help!

Date: 06-11-2004

I found two old bottles in the woods while hunting the other day and I was wondering if you could give me some more information on them! The bottle is labeled W. G. Bond Inc. Baltimore Md.... "Federal Sale Forbids Sale or Reuse of this Bottle 26 b4" and on the bottom, "R28"...The bottle is clear class, six inches tall and apears to have a screw on top ... I think it may be a liquor bottle from the 1940's to 1960's. The product and age would be great! Thanks ~Matt Amarillo by morning, Amarillo's where I'll be....

 

From: Mongo366

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Chickencock Rye Whiskey container

Date: 06-11-2004

I found a container identical to the one HILTON, 08/07/2003, asked you about. I did not see a response. Have you been able to find anything out, or could you point me to a site that might be helpful? Thank you.

 

From: Brandi Thompson thompb04

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I.W. Harper Decanter or bottle?

Date: 06-11-2004

PHi,/P PIt is hard to find valid information on decanters and bottles, so that is why I am contacting you. I am wondering if you can give me a little bit more information on this bottle that I have.; It might be a decanter, though.  It is 11.5 inches tall.; It is a clear bottle with three large oval indentations on one side and only two on the other side.; This makes me think it is a bottle because a label could easily go on the side that only has the two marks.; I am wondering if it is a decanter, though, because of the shape and style, and the fact that it has the reusable cork cover.; It says Federal Law Forbids... on the bottom.  It has the numbers 8 and then 63 then D-9 and 67 on the bottom.  The neck says I.W. Harper. Can you give me some info to work from, or direct me to another source? Pictures supplied in attachment.  Thanks!

 

From: Theainadam

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 07-11-2004

I have a John wayne american whiskey bottle and am trying to determine what it is worth. It has a sculptured head of John wayne and was made bt the mike Wayne distilling co. Seal has not been broken still has booze in it. cannot determine date but was acquired in the 1980s I think

 

From: leigh prater

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: value of old glass milk bottle

Date: 07-11-2004

My boyfriend found some old things around his place that had been stored for many years, and when trying to help him find out the worth of this one certain bottle, I kept coming back to your website, yet didn't see where anyone had asked you about this certain kind. It's a clear glass 1 qt. milk bottle that has written on it, " A Bottle of Milk is a Bottle of Health" in script and on the side down at very bottom, it has SEALED 1-11-14 / 1 QT. LIQUID / PA..(The number 42 is also on bottle underneath!) Do you know how much it would be worth?

 

From: dona & lyle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 07-11-2004

Hi. I live in Wisconsin. We recently built a home only to find out we built on an old dump site. We've found quite a few different bottles. The one that caught my interest is a clear bottle. It says Old Quaker, I don't know if it's an old syrup bottle or what. On the bottom of the bottle it says D-9, then 68 (F is in a octagon shape) 9, bottom line M-87-F. How old is this do you figure and what do you think I could sell this for?. Thanks for your help. Dona

 

From: Rick Hopkins rick.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Lyons Magnus Root Beer bottles

Date: 07-11-2004

Hi, I am looking for Lyons Magnus 10-12 oz root beer bottles. Do you where I can locate and purchase several? Rick

 

From: drake woodschoo

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: BOTTLE OF ARDO CHERRY WINE CIRCA ?

Date: 07-11-2004

Where do I look on your website. I do not see any thing relating to Luxardo bottles. Where even would I find such a listing on Luxardo bottles . In your opinion I if I where to auction it on Ebay, how much should I start to auction it off with. I am thinking of taking it to a clock fixer and have the clock professionally rewinded so that it may work. What in your opinion would be a good price to start it at. One price with the clock working and with-out the clock working. I had it dated by the company as being from the 50's and 60's era, but they no longer have any info on it.

I have gotten several questions about this bottle but do not know anything about it. Luxardo bottles were made to be collectibles. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger  

 

From: drake woodschoo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2004

10:38 AM

Subject: BOTTLE OF ARDO CHERRY WINE CIRCA ? Hello I recently purchased a bottle of Cherry Italian Wine by GIROLAMO LUXARDO ARDO. The most interesting feature of this bottle is that it has a clock in the center of it. A Mercedes clock directly in the center of the bottle . Underneath the Mercedes title there is in small print West Germany. I'D assumed from the clock in the center that it was a collector's item. I have never seen a bottle like this. And I am not sure of the age. Any info you might have on it would be appreciated.

 

From: kim kerr kerrbaby@zbzoom.net

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle ?

Date: 07-11-2004

Hi, i found an old fleecy white bottle. It is from the john puhl products co.in Chicago ill. It is an amber glass 1/2 gallon bottle. It's patent number is ....112219. can you tell me anything about this? I have looked on your web site and can`t find anything. Thank you for your help. kim kerr

The amber bottles are embossed around the shoulder and had a black plastic cap.  They contained bleach.  In the late 1950s the Fleecy brand owned by the John Puhl Products Company was purchased and merged with Purex. The Puhl Company was the fourth largest producer of bleach in the US at that time and Purex wanted to move into new geographic areas. the bottles have little value often selling for $1-2 or less. 

December 2000 Questions: Ask Digger Digger Odell Publications. I have a old fleecy white bottle, the name fleecy white is written on the ... In the late 1950s the Fleecy brand owned by the John Puhl Products Company was ...
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 NOVEMBER 2003 QUESTIONS Hi Digger, I am new to your website and found it because I was curious about a brown Fleecy White bottle we found on our 100 year old farm site. ...
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November 2004 QUESTIONS: Ask Digger Digger Odell Publications Hi, i found an old fleecy white bottle. It is from the john Puhl products co.in Chicago ill. It is an amber glass 1/2 gallon bottle. ...
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December Questions: 1846 John Puhl Product Company, Chicago, IL, "Fleecy White" Brown Jug 1882 Heinz 7 Bottle Thank You. I am not sure if the first item is crockery item or not ...
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June 2001 Questions:  I have a bottle that is brown 9 inches high and says "Fleecy White" on the top side. On the bottom it says John Puhl Products Co. Chicago Ill.Can you tell ...
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Hi, I was just reading about your Fleecy-White bottles, and I was wondering if you could tell me how much they would be worth. I have 2 of them, ...
www.bottlebooks.com/questions/April%202001/April_2001_Questions.htm

SEPTEMBER 2004 QUESTIONS: It is from John Puhl Products Company of Chicago,Ill. On the bottle it says Fleecy White,is Amber colored and has a thumb hole. My husband thinks it some ...
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October 2004 QUESTIONS: The other is a bottle called fleecy white, and the other one is a gallon vinegar jar with the Whitehouse itched in the glass. I was excited when I found ...
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From: c.jarzynka c.jarzynka

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help

Date: 07-11-2004

HELLO PLEASE HELP.I THINK THIS WAS A LIQUOR JUG 1890,S .BUT WHAT DO I KNOW NOTHING. THE BOTTLE IS LIKE LIQUID GLASS TO LOOK AT THE COLOR IS GREEN LIGHT GREEN. THE NECK IS SHEARED OF THE NECK HAS ABOUT 3/4 INCH DOWN NECK I CAN SEE 2 RINGS FLAT ABOUT 1/4 INCH EACH .I CAN ALSO FEEL THEM BUT YOU HAVER TO LOOK CLOSE .IT LOOKS LIKE FEW MED. SIZE BUBBLES TRAPPED IN PLACES .HANDLE IS LIKE SHAPED THEN PRESSED INTO PLACE. BOOTOM GOES INWARD. THATS ABOUT ALL I CAN SAY.HOME YOU CAN SAY MORE. AND IF THERE IS A VALUE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW. I FOUND THIS ONE IN GROUND ON TRIP TO MY FAMILIES OLD FARM IN LOUISVILLE KY THANKS CHARLES C.JARZYNKA Attachments: LG10.jpg LG5.jpg LG2.jpg LG1.jpg

From: Pat Arthur

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Limoges figural bottle

Date: 08-11-2004

I have a Gaston De Lagrange Napoleon Cognac figural decanter of the Statue of Liberty. It was made by Limoges to commemorate the 100th birthday of the statue and issued in limited edition. it is blue and white porcelain and stands about 16 inches tall....all original packaging. Can you give me any indication of the value of this piece? Thanks !

 

From: HKeeves

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Book Order

Date: 08-11-2004

Hi, Thanks very much for the poison bottle book. It's superb and will be very useful. Kind Regards Heather Keeves

 

From: Deb.Eisele

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Bottle Maker Marks

Date: 08-11-2004

Hi Digger, I am still cleaning bottles from the family bottle dump I uncovered this past summer! My latest find is a 4 1/2 inch clear glass bottle with the seam running all the way up the bottle embossed with a two winged owl sitting on a pestle with "TRADE MARK" underneath and script writing on the back saying The Owl Drug Co. Can you tell me when this was made and how much it might be worth? Thanks for your time! Debra Eisele, WSD Executive Secretary

 

From: school bus

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 08-11-2004

Hi I have a pay phone whiskey bottle in mint shape. Would like to know what it's worth and what year it is. The seal on this bottle is intact. It is a Jim Beam Payphone #5 on the website Thanks Bev

 

From: Tamera Redd tandtredd

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ballerina in a bottle

Date: 08-11-2004

I have a Bols Ballerina bottle Ao 1575 Not sure what to do with it. Is it a rare ?

Ballerina in a bottle not rare very common...worth under ten bucks empty Digger

From: BeBnt5

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: miniature gin bottles

Date: 08-11-2004

Dear Sir, My 4th graders are in need of miniature gin bottles so that we can make hummingbird feeders, following a story we just read, "The Missing Gator of Gumbo Limbo." It is very hard to determine who manufactures these miniature gin bottles. Would you happen to know? I wish I had the money...I'd purchase antique red ones from your web page. But they don't pay teachers that much money to enjoy such luxury. Sincerely, Beth Benton

 

From: Dean Davis davis1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 08-11-2004

On my bottle it says Chamberlain's written in capital letters. It is written vertically. It is about 5 inches high and almost two inches across or horizontally. It is clear in color and on the base it says BOTTLE MADE IN USA. It is kind of rectangular. It has a curve kind of near the lip. The mouth has a rotted cork in it. It has a chip but the rest of it is in great shape. I want to know about the bottle, its age, rarity, value, and history. Thanks!

 

From: Charity 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 08-11-2004

Hi, I got your name while searching the internet for Michters Whiskey bottles/jug. My great great aunt had a small round bottle that is creamy white in color only holding about 1/10 of a pint. I would like to know how old this little bottle is and if it has any value to it at all. Below is the information off of the bottle itself. Some of the writing is really really small print that you can't read with the naked eye. It has a cork lid and a really small handle on one side of it a red seal. a date of 1876 close to the bottom on the front series B distilled and bottled in Pennsylvania the writing on the bottle is in a navy blue color ink pot still is written across the center of the jug 80 proof original sour mash decanted and bottled by Michters jug house established in 1753 Instead of posting the answer to your website, do you think it would be possible for you to reply to this email? Thanks for your help. Charity

 

From: Pamela Harris 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: moonshine jug

Date: 08-11-2004

Digger, I found a gallon jug clear until the light hits it and you can see opalescence colors in the glass. I know nothing about bottles but this one appears clear. It has a thumb or finger hole at top two side seams on the bottom are the letters BOLDT the jug has raised letters R F RAKES Rocky Mount Va 100 proof sweet corn mash whiskey. Do you have any idea of the age and what it may be worth ? I checked RF Rakes of Rocky Mount Va and your website popped up. Thanks P. Harris

 

From: MICHAEL PARKS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: my bottles former contents and present worth

Date: 09-11-2004

I have a bottle (assume whiskey) that was once my fathers. It is black with a roman looking fellow sitting on a chair with a spear in his right hand and his roman looking helmet on the floor beneath his left hand. On the bottom of the bottle are the # d-334 11958 11. The bottle is in excellent condition. Would you tell me what was in this bottle and what it may be worth? Thank you very much. Sincerely, michael parks

 

From: Ziesemer, Charlie ziesemerc@ci.kentwood.mi.us

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old bottle found

Date: 09-11-2004

Hi Digger - we dug up the attached bottle about 20 years ago when we did some excavating at a site that once was an old dump. The brown bottle has a wire sealer on the top. is 9 ˝ " tall. On one side is an indented oval and the other side it has: THIS BOTTLE NOT TO BE SOLD Just curious of what it used to contain. Thanks for your help Charlie Ziesemer, CPRP 

From: Troy Winsett twinsett

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old whiskey bottles

Date: 09-11-2004

can you help me put a value on 6 whisky bottles . . . one is unopened and in good condition. Its name is "Very Old Fitzgerald" barreled in 1947 12 years old and a collectors item on the label. Thanks so much for your time, Troy

 

From: Dianne Cameron kudzuqltr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: brown clorox bottles

Date: 09-11-2004

Digger, I have come across some old brown glass clorox bottles that were apparently sealed with corks, which are no longer there. It is a 32 oz bottle and the only numbers on the bottle are on the bottom edge and they are 21 with a symbol next, then 5 and then 2B. The symbol looks like a circle with something like flower petals in the North, South , East and West positions. I was wondering if you happened to know what this bottle would be worth. I would appreciate any help you could give me on this. Thanks, Dianne

 

From: Charity

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004

8:40 PM

Subject: bottle Hi, I got your name while searching the internet for Michters Whiskey bottles/jug. My great great aunt had a small round bottle that is creamy white in color only holding about 1/10 of a pint. I would like to know how old this little bottle is and if it has any value to it at all. Below is the information off of the bottle itself. Some of the writing is really really small print that you can't read with the naked eye. It has a cork lid and a really small handle on one side of it a red seal. a date of 1876 close to the bottom on the front series B distilled and bottled in Pennsylvania the writing on the bottle is in a navy blue color ink pot still is written across the center of the jug 80 proof original sour mash decanted and bottled by Michters jug house established in 1753 Instead of posting the answer to your website, do you think it would be possible for you to reply to this email? Thanks for your help. Charity it is ceramic (kinda looks like stone) and it does have navy blue writing on it. What would be your guess of the value of it?

Unless the item is made of pottery - with Navy blue writing the oldest would be 1932 and I doubt it is even close to that age. The other clue that it is newer is that they have the 'proof'..I'd guess after 1950.  Digger

From: Charity charity1969 could you tell me more if you could see a picture of it? It can't be THAT new. My great great aunt was the owner of it and she was 86 when she died. I have visited your website, that's how I got your email address...however, I was not able to find anything that even came close to resembling my decanter.

From: Digger  Subject: Re: bottle I am going with the idea it is new and therefore a very small value...$5-10

 

From: BeBnt5

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: miniature gin bottles

Date: 09-11-2004

Dear Jack, Thank you for your quick response! Here, in the State of Louisiana...Baton Rouge, anyway...it's against the law to sell miniature gin. Can you believe it! Here in Louisiana! But I'm still going to try to find some bottles by going to the larger liquor stores tomorrow. If only I knew the manufacturer. It's just such a mystery! Thanks again : ) Beth

From: tim lapinske

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: information PLEASE

Date: 09-11-2004

HI,MY NAME IS TIM..I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU AND MAYBE YOU COULD HELP ME WITH THE AGE...MY DAD HAS A PAUL JONES CERAMIC CAMEL..IT HAS A SLOT IN IT FOR A SMALL BOTTLE OF WHISKEY IN THE CENTER OF IT,S BACK...ON THE CAMEL IT SAYS...PAUL JONES FAMOUS DRY WHISKEY...THE FIGURINE IS ABOUT 13 INCHES LONG AND ABOUT 6-7 INCHES TALL...IT APPEARS TO BE SOME KIND OF DISPLAY MAYBE FOR A TAVERN OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT...ANY IDEA OF WHAT WE HAVE HERE,THE AGE ETC....ANY HELP WOULD BE HELPFUL...THANK YOU:TIM LAPINSKE

 

From: Julia Beck jbeck

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found a bottle

Date: 09-11-2004

Hi! My name is Julia, and my husband came home with a bottle today froma dig site he was working at in Northeastern Colorado. Could you help us figure out what date, or kind it is? Or direct us to someone who can? Amber colored, approx 10 7/8 " tall, including lip. No embossing, except for the words "full quart". Marking on the bottom reading crossways left to right: "23 I (the I is inside a mark conprised of a diamond and an oval)3". My husband thinks it's probably an old whiskey bottle that was corked when new. Thanks for any help you can be. jbeck 

 

From: timothy.petit

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 09-11-2004

Hello. I have been trying to search for anything on a bottle i have and can't find anything. it is a torpedo bottle, raised glass emblem that says Berlin mineral water, rec'd 1876(i think) boston ma and is an iron cross with an eagle with its head turned and wings out. any ideas?

 

From: Phillip Gearing

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dallas cowboy cheerleader decanter

Date: 09-11-2004

Howdy Digger, I have been given what looks to be a commemorative decanter of a Dallas cowboy cheerleader. The cheerleader is on a pedestal that is inscribed with "Dallas Cheerleaders" On the back is a signature that appears to be "Wm Jung-Wang" with the letters R-O-C underneath. On the bottom and underneath the pedestal is the name Hoffman and it is dated 1978. The decanter is sealed with a cork holding liquid that I would guess to be bourbon. This appears to be a commemorative decanter from one of the bourbon manufacturers. I have asked local liquor store personnel here in Dallas about it but have found no knowledge from anyone. Can you help with the specifics and it's approx. value. Thanks. Phil Gearing Dear jaok20, Sorry to bug you but I just found a whiskey bottle. CRIGLER & CRIGLER DISTILLERS COVINGTON , KY FULL QUART UNION MADE Wondered what you know about it. Checked your website but did not find info. on the price. Love the bottle cleaning brushes I just bought from your website -very handy. David Woodworth

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From: Doggiemom3

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Canning jar

Date: 10-11-2004

Digger, First let me say "Thanks" for sharing you time and knowledge. I collect canning jars and am usually able to find what I want to know about a paticular jar. However this time I am coming up pretty much empty handed. The jar is a clear quart with a wire bale. It reads Grandma Wheaton's Old Fashioned RECEIPTS Canning jar. I know it is not very old and was able to find some info on the glass company. Mostly I am curious to know if it is suppose to say RECEIPTS or is it recipes misspelled? Thanks

 

From: SKoprow

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10-11-2004

Hello. Thanks for reading my e-mail! I was at the Antique Bottles Collector's Haven website, and saw that you graciously offered your expertise with regard to general questions about bottles. I e-mailed the British bottle man, but his e-mail address is no longer good (my mail was returned). I don't really know for sure that my bottle is British, but my mother is from England, and the bottle is in the shape of a thistle. It has the letters E B & Co Ltd and the date 1886 on the bottom. It looks as if it might have the original cork, which has a little brass (I guess) cover over the top of it. It looks as if the brass cap has a brad through the top which hold the cork to it... The bottle has three seams up the side that end below the rim. There are quite a few chips around the bottom, but the top is chip free. Can you tell me anything about it? If you need a picture, I could see if I could download one into an e-mail. I'd so appreciate any information you could give me about this bottle. Thank you! Sue Koprowski

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From: Piddlearound

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Overholt Rye Whiskey

Date: 10-11-2004

Hello. I have recently obtained a bottle of Old Overholt, Pennsylvania Straight Rye Whiskey. I think it's a Fifth. There is a label on the bottle that states "This is bottle No. 091 of a very select stock of rare Old Overholt". Signature at bottle of label is "Thomas F. Brown, Vice Pres." I would like to know if this is a bottle of whiskey that I just need to try drinking and enjoying or maybe keep it in a safe place to use for my grandchildren's college fund? Thank you for your time and consideration concerning my question. Diane

 

From: Rhonda Currea

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hostetter bottle

Date: 10-11-2004

My fiancé was diving in Seattle harbor and found a Dr. J. Hostetter Stomach Bitters Bottle in the muck. The bottle is much like the ones already on your website. It has a L&W stamp on the bottom and a Number 3. I know you must be busy but how old do you think it is? And from what I see depending on how old it is it is probably worth about 30 bucks. But I am interested in how old it is.  thank you Rhonda

 

From: WhiteDagobrat

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Holly city

Date: 10-11-2004

Hi Digger, I have the complete set of Wheaten presidential bottles, purchased from Holly City bottle in early 60's. Can you tell me what they are worth? I also have the astronaut series, all have original boxes. Thank-you Nancy

 

From: tom bastian t.bastian

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle.

Date: 10-11-2004

I have a small bottle, clear, approximately 3/4 of and inch wide on all four sides and 4 inches tall. Embossed on one side is "DR. MARIA F. HALLER'S. WIENER BALSAM". There are no other markings on the bottle. Can you tell me anything about it? I can not find it listed anywhere!...Thanks very much Thomas J. Bastian

 

From: BEVERLY DAVIDSON dragonfly516

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Borghini Lacrima Christi Wine Bottle

Date: 11-11-2004

I have a unopened, multi-colored white wine bottle. The lable reads, BORGHINI LACRIMA CHRISTI WHITE WINE Produced and bottled by AUGUSTO & FILI BORGHINI FU C. CERTALDO ITALY Product of Italy V.L.P.I.-N.O 22-FI I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND THIS PARTICULAR BOTTLE ANYWHERE, I HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME OUT. THANKS Beverly Frances Davidson Chilcoot, Ca.

 

From: Diana M. Moore grandma

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: TEAL BLUE BOTTLE

Date: 11-11-2004

I don't have a digital camera so no picture. The bottle in question is 3 inches tall, base is 2-3/8", cork top. Has raised "wavy" lines and raised lettering on one side "CATARRAH CURE", other side "TUSCAN SPRINGS, CAL" - both letterings have a "Target Store" round indented circle above the letterings. Bottom has raised "WHEATON, N.J." with a raised "C" in a raised circle and a raised "I" and an indented uneven sided square. The bottle is a semi-hourglass shape with a hump on one side. Each side has a vertical 'feelable' smooth seam. The blue color is not a true blue like a Bromo bottle but isn't a true teal either (to my eyes). Is this be a repro and, if not, does it have any value? Diana M. Moore

 

From: Subrina Mohamed subrinam

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hi

Date: 11-11-2003 Hi, My name is Subrina. I have 3 bottles that I'm trying to get some information on The first On the bottom it says "E.B. & Co Ld, 1729 The second It Has nothing written on the bottom The Third It says "De Kuyper's Squareface" It Says " Who De Kuyper Nightly Takes Soundly Sleeps And Fit Wakes" There are some numbers written on the bottom It is kind of difficult to make out but it's something like "348... It could be either another number or a Letter. There is also a Symbol on the bottom ...it looks like a trident ..just the top (the stakes?) with 3 dots above it in a diamond shape. That's it Any information I receive will be greatly appreciated Thank You.

 

From: Dave Holden - Home

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jwdant wrong way charlie

Date: 11-11-2004

eagle facing wrong way on bottle. Please give value

 

From: Jim Provost -

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 11-11-2004

Hi, Is there anyone currently making glass mason jars with raised lettering? I am interested if the processes are still in use. -Jim Jim Provost Pure Produce

 

From: Robert Anderson swede-finn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1903 Cadillac Amaretto Liqueur Bottle

Date: 12-11-2004

We have a never opened in original box 1903 Cadillac 42 proof 750 ml Amaretto liqueur bottle asi limited edition 1965 fine china original creation of Aesthetic Specialties Inc sole US Agent Monsieur Henri Wine Ltd MA. We were wondering what it is worth. J. Anderson Swede-finn

 

From: Donna.Hunter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Quaker bottle

Date: 12-11-2004

My husband found a clear glass bottle with raised lettering of Old Quaker, with a raised Qauker on it. At the top of the bottle in raised lettering it states: FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALES OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE. The bottom of the bottle is numbered: D 9 (or it may be 0 9) 70 H 7 - M 167 F. The bottle's shape is similar to that of an alcohol bottle, but it is thicker and wider than a pint. The top of the bottle is more rounded off as it goes to the cap. The cap appears to be aluminum as it has not rusted. The cap has a couple of holes in it at the edges. But it is easily removed. We both believe it is a motor oil bottle, but after researching the web the only one I found like it stated they had an alcohol bottle. This bottle was found on November 10, 2004, in Pike County Missouri. Do you have any idea of how old this is or it's correct use? Thank you, Donna Hunter

 

From: Phyllis Henderson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old bottle

Date: 12-11-2004

 I found a bottle in crestview fla . It has 61/2 fl oz squeeze trade mark REG. on front of bottle and on the bottom of bottle it has NUGRAPE C BOTTLING CO MILTON FLA. Do you have any information on this bottle? How old it is or if it is worth anything ? Any information you have I would be thankful. Thank You Phyllis Henderson

 

From: Kahue, Kathy -.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date: 12-11-2004

We are working on a Lewis & Clark Passport Education Program in Iowa again this summer. I am looking for replicas of medicine bottles that Lewis & Clark would have used on their journey. Can you give me any ideas of where to look? Thanks Kathy Golden Hills RC&D

 

From: Makingfriends202

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old ? Swiss army water bottle ?

Date: 12-11-2004

digger i found this bottle at a yard sale bought it because i loved the color was told it might be a Swiss army water bottle from world war 2 but I'm not sure i have attached pictures any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated thanks jeff Attachments: DSC00677.ZIP

From: BBAKERCMA1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: political wine decanters

Date: 12-11-2004

Dear Digger, I recently bought a pair of political wine decanters at a diner/collectables shop in a small town in Illinois. Both are full of italian Calamassi and seals are unbroken. One is a donkey and the other an elephant. They both are about 11.5 inches tall are sitting in chairs and each don a red white and blue hat. The labels on them read "red wine calamassi-product of italy - bottled by Casa Vinicola G. Calamassi. certaldo-firenze (italy) and have a embossed sort of wheat crest on the bottom of each. Please if you have any information on these i would greatly appreciate it. Mostly would like to know how old they are and what they are worth. THANK YOU, Brenda Baker- Waterloo, IL

 

From: Ctcp8701

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old prince george whiskey bottle

Date: 12-11-2004

i am looking for any information on a prince George blended whiskey bottle, bottled by number one distilling company in schenley, pa it has a funny copper flip top, it also states on the bottle federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. there is a small sticker on the side, state of Tennessee liquor tax .20 1/5 gallon. if you have any information on this bottle or a value, please let me know  thank you tim pictures are attached Attachments: whiskey bottle 2.jpg whiskey bottle 3.jpg whiskey bottle.jpg

 

From: yvonne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 12-11-2004

HI DIGGER, I'm looking for a jim beam decantery, it's a matador. If you have heard of any one who has one, please let me know. Thank you, yvonne.

 

From: John Cranston

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cranston Whisky

Date: 13-11-2004

I wonder if you could help us will looking on eBay I came across this Cranston Whisky for sale and with my name being Cranston I got interested but have not found anything on it there is a picture on the attachment and i look forward to your response. thank you John Cranston.

From: matt dillon MATTINMISSOULA

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 13-11-2004

Dear Digger, I am a carpenter and I frequently find old artifacts while remodeling old houses. Recently I found a clear round bottle about 6 5/8" tall, under a house built in the 1890's in Missoula, MT. It appears to be BIM. It had a piece of foil around the lip when I found it, but that is gone. It has a prominent embossment on the [front]: a circle with the words DODSON-HILS MFG Co arching over a logo; which is a D over-layed with an H. Underneath in an opposite arch it says ST. LOUIS. The bottom of the bottle is uneven; as if the bottle lay on it's side as it cooled and the bottom "ran" to one side. I don't anticipate its worth much I'm just curious as to what it once held, how old it is, and who made it. I would appreciate any information you could offer. Thank you, Matt Dillon Attachments: Dscn0439.jpg Dscn0440.jpg Dscn0441.jpg

 

From: night_walker

From: Restore

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Please help!!!

Date: 14-11-2004

I recently found a three piece mold whiskey. The top front of the bottle is embossed with WM. J. Rahily CO. Petersburg, VA. and the back topside is embossed with the initials WJR all stacked on top of the bottle. We have been unable to locate any info about the company and or bottle. Oh yea, on the bottle of the bottle it has LGW the bottle is in great condition has one small bruise that you can hardly see, please let me know if you know any info and maybe an estimated value. Thanks The Rowes 

From: StacieManley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hope you can help

Date: 14-11-2004

Our mom recently passed away and we have inherited a lot of whiskey bottles. Can you help with determining the value of some of these bottles? Our grandfather owned a liquor store and we are now uncovering the bottles that have been stored for years. The first group that we have uncovered are: We have the complete wild turkey collection never opened. We also have the Elvis Presley Collection. It has never been opened. Do you know the value of these? Thanks, Robbin and Stacie from Texas

 

From: lilteelady

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wildcat liquor bottle

Date: 14-11-2004

sorry i don't have a picture at this time. But i have a liquor bottle that has Wilbro, Inc. @1979 Wildcat No.2 on the bottom of the bottle. The bottle is approx. 10 to 12 inches tall it has a wildcat running down a tree stump, it has wildcat written across the base of the bottle under the cat. It has a tag around the neck of the cat that says Kentucky Wildcat No.2 and on the other side it says Second in the Wildcat series.

 

From: mike

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 14-11-2004

dear digger I have a bottle of "old w.l. weller special reserve " bottled by stitzel-weller distillery in louisville, ky. on the label it has a date of 1941 and has a Indiana tax stamp on the side. the bottle neck is wrap in foil could i find out the approximate value thank you mike s. enclosed is a picture

From: TERRAY JOHN (DOC) JOHN.TERRAY

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Crazy horse Bottle

Date: 14-11-2004

hello sir, I was wondering if you could help me out. I have a 40 oz unopened bottle of crazy horse malt liquor. I was wondering due to the big fuss over the name if it had any value because of the name and the bottle itself is nice etching, but also it is not opened. The seal has a little tear not too bad. Could you help me out with this. Thanks a bunch John Terray Dover De

 

From: SRGRAPES

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hass. Ryttenberg co.

Date: 14-11-2004

I have a old sign which has on it Pittsberg club..1840..New york..Hass & ryttengerg....pure rye.. have you ever heard of it?..H.R.& Co. Thanks Bob

From: BOB ABNEY

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004

8:12 AM

Subject: Old Bottle, Hello, I have been trying to find out about a old Crockery bottle that I bought a few years ago at a yard sale. The story I was told from the man I bought it from was that he was the contractor in charge of the excavating when they built Rupp Arena in Lexington Kentucky and this bottle was dug up at that time with may others. He said that there used to be a old winery back in the 1800's on the spot that Rupp Arena was being built. The bottle is 10 inches tall and 3 1/2 round and the neck of the bottle is made like a pitcher spout at the very top. It has a gray color tone to it and is highly glazed. There are no marking on the bottle at all and it is in great shape with no cracks or chips. Any ideal what this might be? Thanks for any help.

It is probably a master pottery ink value is $15-20. Digger

 

From: Sarah Haugh SHaugh

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle id?

Date: 15-11-2004

Hi Digger- I have recently found a handful of bottle fragments during an excavation in Massachusetts. They are all clear glass, the top has the rusted remains of a metal screw top, on the face it must have said something like "Federal Law Forbids...", and the patent number R-511on the bottom with the numbers 16-8 printed sideways. I've checked the patent and found the date for 511- but what does the R mean? Is this date correct, and any idea what the bottles use was? Thanks, Sarah

 

From: Julie Jacobs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: garnier liqueurs enghien paris

Date: 15-11-2004

Hi Digger. I have a bottle w/ the mark on the bottom that I've stated in the subject line. It's a duck standing w/ wings closed, 12.5" high in brown, blue, greens. Has reeds and cat tail for handle. Cork stopper w/ wooden ring around the cork. spout is ducks mouth. 6" beak to tail, 3.5" wide. beautiful but I have no idea of how old it is. Can you give me any idea of its age and worth. I know for a fact that it's at least 20 years old if not more. Thanks a bunch. I love old bottles.

 

From: Paul 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Seltzer bottle

Date: 15-11-2004

Dear Digger: I recently purchased a seltzer bottle and would like to see if you might be able to give me a better idea of its' value and age. It is about 14" tall and round, aqua in color. It has a volume of around half gallon. It has a thick base with a two piece mold pattern - with heavy seams. On the base is a logo with FSA in a circle and the letters STAS with numbers after them in a circle pattern around the logo. The glass has some nice bubbles in it. The top dispenser looks like pewter. It has a glass siphon. Any info. would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Regards, Paul Ackerman

Date: 15-11-2004

Hi, My name is Nikki, and I'm writing you about a bottle i received from my grandmother. I have attached some images to go along with this mail. Anyway, This bottle was given to my grandmother by my great g-ma, who bought it at an auction in Europe 50 or so, years ago. When she purchased it, she was told that it had once been the property of a Danish king. It is about 7 1/2 inches tall and 4 1/2 inches across at the base. It is a dark cobalt blue color. It has 2 seals on it , one reads-1621, and the other is the King Christian IV monogram. It has some unusual glaze or something that covers it. I have not seen anything like it. There are also 2 small drinking glasses with it, one bearing the monogram, and the other has lost its monogram. Well, I have searched and searched, but cannot find anything like it. I am trying to get some idea of weather or not it is worth anything. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Nikki South

 

From: dfault313

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mr. Boston Bottle

Date: 15-11-2004

On a recent camping trip, I found a Mr. Boston bottle in the woods. I don't know anything about it, and I couldn't find any information about it on the internet. It is 4/5 of a quart. It has a flat spot on the side, and on one side of the flat spot it says "BIN BOTTLE" and on the other it says "MAGIC PANEL" under the flat spot it says "Mr. BOSTON" "FINE WINES". On the bottom it says "755" "PATENT" "151807" "5". I've attached a picture of it. Im just curious as to where this bottle came from, and what it is exactly? Thanks. Josiah

From: Luvu2dj

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old whiskey bottle

Date: 15-11-2004

have you ever heard of a whiskey shaped like a log cabin, that says Old Times on each section of the roof on top. It has logs on two sides and the other two sides i guess had paper labels. The chimney goes up to form the top. The bottle is clear and stands seven and a half inches tall. The base measures four by four and a half inches. There is no seem going up the bottle top. The roof also has the shingles shaped in it, and the chimney has bricks sketched in. I have never seen one of these and curious to know if you no anything about it. Thanks -Brandon Allen Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

From: Peter Bradshaw mail

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: fish shaped bottle

Date: 16-11-2004

Hi Digger I found the bottle pictured above in a local charity shop; can you enlighten me at all to its origins and contents please? I wondered if someone had been on holiday in Spain and if they later regretted their purchase! As you can see, I made good use of it. Peter S. Bradshaw, 21, Oxton Lane, TADCASTER, LS24 8AG. 01937 832726

From: George Agapeyev

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: basket bottle

Date: 16-11-2004

Hi, I recently bought a basket bottle on eBay and am searching for additional information about the bottle. The item is 12 7/8ths inches tall with a unique doubly bulbous shape. The lower bulbous area is larger than the top one. The bottle is green and looking at the lip (attached image) There is no mold lines running through it. Feeling the bottom of the basket it looks like the bottom is slightly recessed as well. Can you point me in the right direction? Thank you Regards george

From: George Agapeyev

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: basket bottle

Date: 16-11-2004

Hi, I forgot to indicate what I would like to know in the email I sent you previously. Well, Ideally I would like to pin down The kind of bottle it is and the dates when this bottle was made. A value would be nice. Thank you again Regards George Agapeyev Calgary, Canada

 

From: James Thomas

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Before and After tonic bottle?

Date: 16-11-2004

Hi: My dad recently found a 12" tall bottle with large relief faces blown/molded on either side. One says "Before" and has an angry, gimacing face with the hair raised on end and the opposite side shows the same face smiling with the word "After." From the top of the bottle, the glass is clear. The faces are frosted except for the eyes and mouth which are clear - giving it an eerie "lit" quality when the light shines through it. There are no other marks. The neck is tall, and the mold lines stop about 1 inch before the top. We are guessing it to be a tonic bottle, because of the faces. The faces protrude significantly from the sides of the bottle, and even the ears protrude. Any idea what this bottle is, age or value? Thanks! Jim

 

From: tbranco

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: golden eagle bottling co

Date: 16-11-2004

Hello Digger, I am visiting your site for the first time. I see how many requests you receive. I have been searching for information on the Golden Eagle Bottling Co. of Erie Pa. I found a clear , hobnail sort of soda bottle. The word register is on the bottom, on the front is a raised eagle embossed with the words golden eagle bottling co on it, it is a 7 oz bottle, I know you have lots of requests for info, and this may not qualify to receive an answer from you. But , i would appreciate any information if possible, sincerely, Tina

 

From: Toni-Lynn Perrier

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wishing Well

Date: 16-11-2004

Have you ever heard of National Dry by Wishing Well Bottling Company? I found a bottle and don't know anything about its origin.

 

From: pat wahlman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: rubifoam for the teeth bottle question from a 5th grader

Date: 16-11-2004

Hi, my name is Paul. I am a 5th grade Humanities student. For our class, we have to do an artifact research project. We went on a dig in a local park and I found a RUBIFOAM FOR THE TEETH bottle and I was wondering if you could tell me anything about it. It is about 5 inches tall. It was "put up by" E.W. Hoyt in Lowell, Massachusetts. Are there any interesting facts you can tell me? Thank You, Paul

From: Mike Wood navymike93

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: THE QUEEN CITY BOTTLING WORKS, Hutchinson Bottle?

Date: 14-11-2004

Hi Digger, I have a Hutch soda bottle embossed, THE QUEEN CITY BOTTLING WORKS with the monogram, WH in the center of the embossing and WH embossed on the bottom. Can you tell me where it is from? (picture attached) Thanks, Mike Wood Fortuna,CA 

THE QUEEN CITY BOTTLING WORKS, Hutchinson Bottle? Looks like cincinnati ohio to me. We dig them all the time with Queen City Bottling on them. I suspect the WH is for W. Hutchison Digger

From: HoneyPots37

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hi

Date: 16-11-2004

I found a clear oval shaped bottle with seams on each side. it is about 9 to 10 in tall. The top is about 1 1/2 in with a flat top and at one time either had a glass stopper or a cork stopper. It looks like a medicine bottle. On the bottom it has a "Square" embossed on the bottom and as far as I can see it looks like it has two circles inside the Square. It may be an S I can't really tell. Can you shed some light ? Thanks Susan in NC

 

From: \bill house\

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle ???? from Quincy, MI

Date: 16-11-2004

Hi, We've started to collect several different bottles, and have some questions re: a bottle we would like to know more about - description: Light green in color, tubular shape w/round end - not flat - 9 1/2" long, mold seam stops at lip, raised letters that say Belfast on one side and Ross s on the other side. Condition - looks pretty good. This is new for us and so we're not sure exactly what to ask for. Just wondering the age and what the bottle was used for and its value. Please let us know. Thank you, Bill & Sherry House

 

From: ROB STROBBY sugert

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 16-11-2004

I have a old Paul Jones Pure Rye Bottle with the whiskey still in it. Is the bottle really worth anything, is it worth more with the whiskey in it ?. Or should we just go ahead and drink it? We knew the last living relative of the general store in town that the bottle came from. She said the bottle was never open the her father had keep the bottle. We have information on the store and pictures. Thanks, Rob Schuchert

From: CRISCLVLND

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: LaGrange, GA, Whiskey bottle/flask

Date: 16-11-2004

I am still looking for an embossed, LaGrange, GA, whiskey bottle or flask. Do you know anyone who might have one for sale? Chris Cleaveland LaGrange, GA

 

From: Myra Elmore melmo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 17-11-2004

How can I get information re the age of a jug or bottle that has no embossing or labeling such as the ones I have attached a picture of? Bottle 007 has the Milk Emulison embossed on it. Bottle 003 - How can I get rid of the spots (which look much worse in the picture)? Thank you Attachments: Bottles 005.jpg Bottles 001.jpg Bottles 002.jpg Bottles 004.jpg Bottles 006.jpg Bottles 008.jpg Bottles 007.jpg Bottles 003.jpg

From: Jim Nagel jimn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Four Roses Whiskey Bottle

Date: 17-11-2004

Digger, I have an unopened box that contains a one pint bottle of of 16 year old Whiskey. Since it is still in the box, I can't see the entire bottle. The only date that is on the bottle is a the following line "Produced Prior to Sept. 22, 1917". It has a State of Colorado liquor tax stamp on it "Treasury Department 1933". Can you provide and value or historic information? Thanks, Jim

 

From: Games12225

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle with stopper

Date: 17-11-2004

I recently purchased an amber colored bottle at an estate sale. The bottom is shaped like a woman's body (similar to Mrs Butterworth bottle) with the hands crossed in front. The stopper is the head which is flat. Any idea what it might be? Thank you Cindi Jennings

From: Pitts, Rosemarie

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

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 18-11-2004

What was the idea behind Cotton Club Bottling Company's picture on the glass quart bottles?

 

From: gaydean millstid

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Beam's Choice Collector's bourbon Whiskey bottles

Date: 18-11-2004

Diggers, This is a whiskey bottle that is covered with genuine leather made in Florence Italy. It has no date that I can find. The lid is wood, but the inside cork is plastic. I'm sending a picture. Thanks. Gay Dean

 

From: gaydean millstid

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey Bottles

Date: 18-11-2004

Sorry, I'm not all here today. I forgot the pictures.Gay Dean Attachments: Collectors bottles 012.jpg Collectors bottles 013.jpg

Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com wrote: They look 1970s to me. Value is around $10 each without boxes. Maybe double that with box and contents. -

Diggers, I thank you very much for the evaluation of the Beam's choice Whiskey Bottles. I had already thought they were like the collector Avon bottles I bought in the 70's.When I tried to sell them, they were not worth much. It was just a good selling point for Avon at that time. Thanks again, Gay Dean

 

From: Terry

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Vento wine bottle

Date: 18-11-2004

I have a collectors item wine bottle from vento wine. Its a football player hand painted with black jersey with a yellow 7, yellow pants, and yellow helmet with stripe. He in a running position holding a football. Label on back says product of Casa Vento, vin santo, white table wine. It is ceramic and in bottom, in raised letters: Made Italy Collectors Item Vento Wine Cleveland Ohio Hand painted 1980 (copyright symbol) I was wondering if this is worth anything?

 

From: Jrjvalen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dixie Wine Corp Richmond, VA Bottle

Date: 18-11-2004

Hi I have an old bottle from the Dixie Wine Corp Richmond VA. Can you please tell me how old it is and if it might be worth anything. We found this on the edge of our property in Church View, VA about 10 years ago. I'm going to try and send a picture. I found the same question in your Feb 2004

questions from Mary Ann Taylor in Enfield, NC but I couldn't find your answer. Thank you any help you could give..the # on the bottom reads k-7521 and it says WINE below that. It's a screw cap type top, but of course I don't have the lid. Thank you. I was not able to find one listing for Dixie Wine Corp on the internet other than the question you had from Ms. Taylor. It also states on i t that it is 4/5 qt. Sincerely, Robin Valentine Attachments: wine bottle 001.jpg wine bottle 002.jpg wine bottle 003.jpg wine bottle 004.jpg wine bottle 005.jpg

From: Jgccarr409

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: EG Booz Enlightment

Date: 18-11-2004

This bottle was made for an election prompt. Harrison was running for Presidency in the US under the Whig Party in 1840 against Van Buren/ Democratic party. A New York editor for a newspaper wrote an article about Van Buren and Harrison. The editor stated that Van Buren was more qualified for the position of being the President. Harrison; however, was to old at 69 to run for President and he would be just as happy sitting at his log cabin drinking hard cider. The Whigs grabbed this idea and ran with it. The Whigs had EG Booz to make log cabin bottles and at campaigns they would hand them out to the people who could vote in the election. Remember that not everyone could vote in 1840. Women, Indians, Slaves and Free Slaves could not vote at this time, only the White Man could vote. So this bottle actually serves as a piece of history. The bottles were filled with hard cider (whiskey) this was the drink of "the common man." This idea expressed the theme that Harrison was a Common Man. It obviously worked Harrison was elected President to the US. He held the title of the oldest man to be President until Ronald Reagen, and also served the least time as a President. He died 30 days after he was elected due to a sudden illness.

 

From: Jgccarr409

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: EG Booz Enlightment

Date: 18-11-2004

I will do some research on Tippacanoe, but it was a part of Harrisons campaign for The Whig Party. It was a great idea because the common man did not drink to much water. Whiskey was the beverage of choice. I was shocked. The idea worked wonders. Jackson was the first President to use in his new Democratic Political Party "The Common Man Theme." Jackson was far from a common man, but the vote was now offered to all white men, where in the begining of our goverment only the white elite land owning man could vote. This excluded alot of farmers. Now that all white men could vote the political parties had to come up with a strategy to gain the poor white mans vote. The Democratic Party exclaimed that Jackson was a common man, Adams was an aristocrat, elite and would not serve the common man for the better. However; Jackson owned the Hermitage and was far from being common, he also owned a few slaves. Jackson won the hearts of the American voters and was elected. He was a war time hero in the Battle of New Orleans. In his innugurration in 1829 several common men walked to Washington to celebrate his victory. There were other issues with this walk, some thought that they would find jobs... I will skip that part. Just the idea impressed the poor white man so much they wanted to help put someone like theirself in the office. Most farmers and poor people back then had very little education and the political parties knew this and used this to gain their votes. Then came Van Buren under the Democratic Party in 1836. 1840 Van buren and Harrison The Whigs never intended to use the common man theme, but when the editor of the newspaper said what he did. They jumped to the idea this could work and it did. They played the game just as the Democratics had done with Jackson. This election was also known as the log cabin and hard cider election. The only thing I can remember about Tippicanoe is that when the battle ended, there were cases of muskets with Britains name on the crates. This outraged the American people at Britain and wanted war. Britian was helping the Indians. This helped to influence the decision of going to war in 1812.

 

From: Willie.Rhoda Underhill

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Johnson's American Anodyne Liniment bottle

Date: 18-11-2004

My son found a clear Johnson's American Anodyne Liniment bottle in the woods by our house in Maine. The bottle still appears to have it's original contents. It has a black metal screw top cover approx. 4 1/2" tall and about 1 1/2" across the bottom. Can you give me more info about the bottle (ie age, worth, manufacturer) Thank You, Rhoda Underhill Stetson, Maine

 

From: RANDY DON

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emerson Drug Co Bottle

Date: 19-11-2004

My daughter found a dark blue bottle that reads BROMO-SELTZER EMERSON DRUG CO BALTIMORE on it. The bottle is about 2.5 inches long. Do you know where I can look to see if there is any value to this bottle?  any help would be great

 

From: ba 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ?

Date: 19-11-2004

hello i was writing to ask a question for a friend she found this bottle in her basement its blue 11 inches high and 6x7 wide it says water line on it and on the bottom of it say KXG 13 parent date jan.25 1921 made in the USA she was just wonder if it was worth anything

 

From: nonagirl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: vento wines-cleveland ohio-collector's item

Date: 19-11-2004

umm, hi Digger........... I thought this was a simple inquiry. But google isn't able to 'google this'. It gave me you! I only wanted a bottle! I have a seemingly stone bottle in the Zodiac line (capricorn), made in Italy-collector's item-vento wine..........vino santo, casa vento, yadda yadda [empty-no cork]. I only want to purchase one that is 'Aquarius', and if they weren't an ungodly price, the whole Zodiac line. Can you point me in the right direction? I doubt I'll be able to find these obscure websites again......a reply yeh or neh would be great. Thanks for your perusal! Nona

 

From: janice holden

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: please help with this bottle

Date: 19-11-2004

hello, I'm wondering if it is possible to give me any thing about this bottle that has been in the family for many years, our parents have had this bottle for many years, we don't anything about it at all, we came across it when we cleared there house out after there deaths, we remember as a child seeing this bottle but that is all no idea where it came from all we know is what it as on the bottle its self ,its not much but here goes,........its a thick frosted glass ,kind of a bell shape, its got on it evenlucas bols ,1575 Amsterdam...fitted into the base of the bottle is musical part that's Swiss made, that still plays a tune...the cork is still with bottle...we not sure what as been the contents....base of bottle raised in glass says bols same colour as bottle. on cork says bols also.....so hope you can help in any way as we very interested it the history of the bottle..... so thank you so much for taking time to read this email....mrs janice holden .........

 

From: Matthew Hardy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: R.V. Pierce Bottle

Date: 19-11-2004

Digger, I wanted to say that I love your site. I have searched and searched and cannot find info on this particular bottle. 8"x2.5" with R.V Pierce on one side and Buffalo, N.Y. in raised letters on the other. It is clear but stained with some sort of brownish liquid inside. On the bottom it has 86 with a circle P and then a 4. There is still some liquid at the bottom. It has a screw on cap and no labels. I found it at a thrift store for 3 bucks and since my mom collects, I got it for her. Any value whatsoever? Thanks for your help! You've inspired me to become a digger as well. Matthew Hardy

 

From: Mikkehomey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: i found an interesting bottle

Date: 19-11-2004

went to repair a broken water main at chrysler corp. in kenosha wi. 12 feet under the asphalted parking lot i found a clear glass bottle, embossed it says; GARRETT AMERICAN WINES GARRETT & CO VIRGINIA DARE NEW YORK CITY ST. LOUIS, MO ESTABLISHED 1835 CAN YOU GIVE ME A LITTLE HELP PLEASE!!!!!

 

From: MRSUPERINNJ

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Peter Dawson Blended Scotch Whiskey

Date: 19-11-2004

Greetings, I have a bottle of Peter Dawson Blended Scotch Whiskey, it has in Capitol Red letters RARE RESERVE, We are trying to figure out how old the bottle of whiskey is and how much the bottle costs? There is a limited number which reads either 5210 or 6210, not sure but I am leaning towards the 5210 number. It was imported by Julius Wile sons & CO Inc. NY. The bottle is rated at 86.8 proof and the bottle is 4/5 quart. It is 100% Scotch Whiskey. Please pass along any information on this bottle, we have had it in the house for over 18 years. The bottle is in great condition and still has the bottle stamp. Thanks Mike

 

From: Schwensow, 

To: 'jaok20@bottlebooks.com'

Date: 19-11-2004

HI I HAVE A BOTTLE WITH A LABEL THAT IS CALED ENAMELDENT PORCILIAN .... TEETH.HAVE YOU HEARD OF THIS BEFORE

 

From: Michelle Staley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Thank you for such an informative website

Date: 19-11-2004

I just want to thank you for having such an informative website.... I recently decided to sell quite a few of my old dug up bottles and have turned to your site time and again. I am just now in the process of putting them in my online shop if you want to take a gander at them..... give me a couple of days to get them up. I am open to offers. Sincerely and again thank you, Michelle

 

From: Gary Tetlow

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Green Bottle

Date: 20-11-2004

G'day Digger I found this remarkable light green bottle about 4 inches high with the following words embossed upon it and running around it at an angle from top to bottom: DIE KEISSERLICHE PRIVILEGIRT ALTONATICHEW KRONESSENTS near Morgan South Australia. I believe it could be approx 200 years old. Would you know what it means or anything about it? Kind regards Gary Attachments: Bottle.jpg

 

From: Ibis Excursions

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Johnny Wobbler

Date: 20-11-2004

Digger, I'm amazed and impressed at how much you know about bottles. I was led to your site when I Googled - "Johnny Wobbler". I therefore assume that Johnny Wobbler is a bottle of sorts. In English (in Britain) there is a saying "to throw a Johnny Wobbler". It is used to describe a person who goes amuck. Anything you can tell me about Johnny Wobbler will be of great interest to me. a) The derivation of the term "Johnny Wobbler" b) Any information regarding where the term to "throw a Johnny Wobbler" originated. Best greetings from a bleak November, wintery day in Denmark. Jeff

 

From: Bing ckbingman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 20-11-2004

Hello. How common is the practice of painting over existing painted label soda pop bottles. I have a Red Rock Cola bottle that was painted over by Colonial Beverages. The bottling company apparently decided they were short of bottles and used other company bottles and just painted right over on top of them. I just wondered how common a practice this was and the value. Thank you. Craig Bingman

 

 

From: Bing

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004

1:16 PM

Subject: BottleQuestion Hello. How common is the practice of painting over existing painted label soda pop bottles. I have a Red Rock Cola bottle that was painted over by Colonial Beverages. The bottling company apparently decided they were short of bottles and used other company bottles and just painted right over on top of them. I just wondered how common a practice this was and the value. Thank you. Craig Bingman

From: Digger To: Bing Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004

Subject: Re: BottleQuestion Not common at all...sounds like a keeper Digger

Date: 20-11-2004 Thanks Digger. Actually I looked at the bottle closer and the Red Rock Cola label underneath is in Spanish. Thanks again. Craig

 

From: William Russell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Washington-Taylor Flask

Date: 20-11-2004

Dear Digger I have just started collecting bottles and have a question on one I just acquired. It is a flask eight inches tall and green in color. Embossed on the bottle is "Dyottville Glassworks Philadelphia". There is a portrait of Washington on one side and I assume Zachary Taylor on the other with words "FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" and "GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS" respectively. There are seams on both sides going up to the finish which has no seams that I can tell. The bottle is in very good condition execpt for a chip on the neck or finish. I would be interested in knowing what this bottle was used for and an approximate value. Sincerely, Bill Russell

 

From: Suptfrank

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 20-11-2004

I have a 71/8" amber colored bottle with a star embossed on the bottom.It appears to be a blob top . The mouth of the bottle tapers downward about 5/8" and then has a ring under that with a blob of glass hanging down to one side under the ring.The neck is slightly crooked and the bottle has an ever so slightly rough texture. It is in mint condition. Can you tell me about the embossing and the value? Also I would like to know if you know of any bottle clubs in the Nashville area. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

 

From: frank

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle

Date: 20-11-2004

Dear Sir, I have had this old bottle for about 20 years and I found it while working for Queensland Rail. The bottle is black and definitely hand blown. The lid is flat on top and a small opening and neck neck short. It has another piece added to it with (AH). On both sides it has Avan HOBOKEN & CO with Rotterdam underneath. Please help can't find this type of bottle on the net. Thank you Frank

From: Digger: Re: Old Bottle Case gin bottle with an applied seal. Probably early or mid 1800s. Digger -

 

From: MBRSR4KC

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: erven lucas bols salt glazed gin bottle

Date: 20-11-2004

Thanks to some websites I found I have been able to figure out a little about this bottle. I saw one on your site as well. It is the Erven Lucas Bols Salt Glazed Gin Bottle. It is numbered 87. I am curious when and where it was made. And if it has any value? My grandmother has had it for several years, and just recently was inquiring about it. She believes that a cousin of hers brought it back from Germany or France during one of the wars, but is unclear. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thank you, The Roberts Family from Missouri

 

From: Manateepk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 20-11-2004

I am involved in an archaeological dig in Brooksville, FL. We have found bottles dating back to the early 1800's. Today we found the bottom portion of the front of a light green bottle with the words "---K [the entire word was not there] IS BRAND" with another word underneath that appearing to contain the letters B A N ?? Might you be able to shed on light on the type of bottle we have found? Please send your reply to me at . Thank you for your help. Alana

 

From: Lauralrossi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 20-11-2004

My husband spends a lot of time hiking in the woods and often comes across old bottles. He recently found one that is cobalt blue, about 8 inches tall and the cap showed a globe with some worn off writing on the top. It says OMNIS and the next word starts with an O. Under the globe is the word WARNER and under that it says "established 183_ " . We are wondering if there is any significance or value to this bottle and should he keep looking? Thanks, Laura and Clint Rossi

 

From: Rick Lathrop

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Gilbey's Sprey Royal Scotch bottle still sealed

Date: 20-11-2004

Digger, I have an old bottle of Gilbey's Scotch that was given to me years ago when a family member passed. Here's what I can tell you. It is a "St. Louis Gateway to the West" commemorative with the top line shaped like an arch. It also says Bicentennial on it. It's jade green, with an outline of the St. Louis sky line embossed on it. It is still sealed with round stopper that has 200 Years on it. It has a sticker that says "Genuine Regal China", "Handcrafted". On the back there is a Riverboat called the "Admiral" embossed on it. The US Internal Revenue seal says it is "Series 112" and has the number 144317694. The bottom has a quilted pad. Thanks for your time and opinion. Sincerely, Rick in Texas

 

From: John Cary

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Francis B. Cary

Date: 20-11-2004

Hello, I'm looking for a "Francis B. Cary" soda bottle with a trademark of a triangle with an eye in the middle of it. From Baltimore, Md. If you have such a bottle or crock, would you please let me know. Thanks! Regards, Terri

 

From: charles bundy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1969 flower child

Date: 21-11-2004

ok seems like ive looked everywhere for an answer so maybe u can help me, i have a 1969 porcelain Kentucky bourbon bottle in the shape of a flower child lady numbered 185and distributed by maloneys distilling company anchorage Kentucky it is 4/5 of a quart and the porcelain was done by royal enfield if you could tell me what it is worth i would greatly appreciate it... thank you very much

 

From: Rick Lathrop

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004

9:34 PM

Subject: Old Gilbey's Sprey Royal Scotch bottle still sealed Digger, I have an old bottle of Gilbey's Scotch that was given to me years ago when a family member passed. Here's what I can tell you. It is a "St. Louis Gateway to the West" commemorative with the top line shaped like an arch. It also says Bicentennial on it. It's jade green, with an outline of the St.Louis sky line embossed on it. It is still sealed with round stopper that has 200 Years on it. It has a sticker that says "Genuine Regal China", "Handcrafted". On the back there is a Riverboat called the "Admiral" embossed on it. The US Internal Revenue seal says it is "Series 112" and has the number 144317694. The bottom has a quilted pad. Thanks for your time and opinion. Sincerely, Rick in Texas

From: Digger To: Rick Lathrop Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2004 8:46 AM Subject: Re: Old Gilbey's Sprey Royal Scotch bottle still sealed Probably made in the 1960-1970s. Value $20-40 Digger

 

 

From: Stephen Hayden

Subject: National Distillers Coon Hollow

Date: 21-11-2004 This old bottle was found underneath an old house during renovation. On it is 2 tax stamps. I have included 3 pictures: The 2 stamps and front of the bottle. The bottle is empty The bottle is just short of 8" tall. Emboss on the back of the bottle says "federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle". On the bottom the bottle is embossed with the following: "DES. PAT. 65-9" and then the numbers "91561" over a saturn design, meaning it looks like a planet with rings. Is this a prohibition bottle, or pre-post prohibition? Is it valuable?

Steve

From: Esther Williams

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Old bottles

Date: 21-11-2004

Hi Digger A friend gave me a dark amber bottle and I can't find any information on it from my research on ebay etc. I know that it is a very old bottle but there are no labels on it, with no chips or cracks. On the bottom it says Design and Patented with a 'B' inside of a circle and 6 on the bottom of the bottle. It's a dark amber in color and heavy glass bottle with an elephant embossed on it, sitting down with his front feet up next to his shoulders. It has OLD SOL (in raised letters) near the neck of the bottle and a very narrow opening which is rounded and smooth. It is 10 1/2" tall and 4" in diameter. Hopefully you will be able to shed some light on it as to the age, rarity, value and history of the bottle. I hope the pictures will help. Thanks and I appreciate any help you can find. Esther Williams ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

From: Kylesnana00

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coca-Cola Bottle

Date: 22-11-2004

Hey....i found a old Coca-cola bottle and was just wondering if i can find if it is worth any things. I am not wnating to sell it, But put it with my other items. It has"Thomaston,Ga" on the bottom. I know there was a plant there in 1923. Any info will be appreciated. Penny

 

From: Bob Dierkes

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about bottle

Date: 22-11-2004

I found this bottle in my late aunt's house...but because part of the label is missing, I could not find anything about it. Can you help me find the rest of the name and an approximate date? Thank you Attachments: ketchup bottle.JPG

From: joe swann

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help

Date: 22-11-2004

I cannot find any information on this ginger ale bottle. Have you ever seen this bottle? I am also attaching a photo of another bottle that was dug up at the same site. The ginger ale bottle says" Copeland's Big Hit Ginger Ale. It is 7oz - on the bottom it has C28 3. The second bottle has C B K 3853. About 8 inches tall - mouth aprox 2". Thank you for any help you can give me. Attachments: ginger.jpg ginger2.jpg bottle1.jpg

From: al mccammon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 22-11-2004

i found a old royal crown seltzer bottle back in 1969. it is blue with royal crown seltzer, and made in texarkana embossed on the bottle. made in czelovokia is embossed on the bottom, it is a 24 oz bottle, very heavy. any idea how old this bottle might be and is it worth anything? Al McCammon

 

From: KLSKIPPY

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dear digger

Date: 22-11-2004

Hello digger. I have recently been given a large amber bottle which I believe is a whiskey bottle. It has "Lazarus & Nassauer Distillers" embossed in large letters in the side of the bottle. The bottle is 11 3/4" tall and almost 3 1/2" outside diameter. There is no other writing anywhere on the bottle, the side seam does not go through the lip, and the neck is a little crooked. Can you tell me anything about this bottle such as where is comes from or a value. Thank you very much for your time. Kevin

 

From: jwest

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: juls6990@bellsouth.com

Date: 23-11-2004

yes i would like some information on two miniture coke bottles that i have. the only thing i know about them is that they came from the 1905 tennesse state fair. they are green and have the caps still on them and are in great condition. i would like to know if they are worth any thing since they are going to be 100 years old and maybe a little history about where they were made. thank you jullie west

 

From: Amanda B.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old ball jars?

Date: 23-11-2004

I bought 3 ideal ball jars they are green in color, one side says ideal ball the other side has an eagle in a circle. I think they are old, they have the glass tops with wire to hold it down. Have you ever seen any like it? I'm certainly not an expert , but I never seen anything like them. They are a bit darker green than the other old ball jars I have.??? Please email back if you know anything about them . thanks. Amanda

 

From: Terry White

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 23-11-2004

Hello, I am interested in determining the value of a Whiskey Bottle found in my gram's attic. It is an Andrew Usher & Co's Old Vatted Scotch Whiskey bottle. 400 Usher's Old Vatted Glenlivet-1907By Appointment to His Majesty The King, Andrew Usher & Co., London & Export Offices, 59 Mark Lane, EC. A blend of Glenlivet and other whiskies. Applied lower Analytical Laboratory Label. Clear glass bottle, excellent labelling, driven cork, lead capsule embossed on top. This is the general info that I have found on this bottle. It still has it's cork although the bottle is empty. Some dark spotting on the label, but legible throughout. Would be happy to forward photo's.If you could help you can email me  Many Thanks Terry

 

From: judy mcelveen julia49_9

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: anchor bottle

Date: 23-11-2004

do you know anything about this bottle this bottle is a half pint it has a log cabin on the back and a anchor on the front from spring garden glass works Attachments: Picture 696.jpg

From: Fred lorax.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: aqua pony blobtop

Date: 23-11-2004

Hiya Digger, I was hoping that you could give me an idea as to where my pony blobtop bottle is from. The embossing is: (in an oval slug plate) C MILLER GERMANTOWN on the front. On the back is a stylized CM. No other marks or embossing. Another bottle collector felt it is a pennsylvania bottle. Thats all I need to know. I do appreciate any help that you can give me. If you need a pic... I'll try to get my digicam to communicate with my computer again. The reason for my inquiry is that I'm trying to focus on collecting only New jersey sodas and beers. Thank you again, Happy T-day! Fred Ashplant f

 

From: Jimscaarborough

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: questions about a bottle

Date: 23-11-2004

My brother found a bottle that says Shiloh's Consumption Cure Leroy NY S.C. Wells and company on it I want to find out if it is a collectible bottle can you Help me

 

From: Jimscaarborough

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: how to clean abottle

Date: 23-11-2004

How do I clean a bottle that has been buried for a long time

 

From: Andrea Brannon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Black glass bottle 1840-1870?

Date: 24-11-2004

Hi Digger, Great website! I want to order one of your books but I'm not sure which...I think this bottle is considered "black" glass; it is dark olive brown. It has an applied taper lip with a small blob underneath-no "twisting" marks on neck. Using your info I put it in the 1840-1870 range. It seems unusually heavy...My problem is the mark-I can't find info on a backwards "N" . Can you steer me in the right direction or ID the bottle. See attached pics. 9 3/8" tall. 2 1/2" base. 1" opening. Thanks!!! Andrea 

From: Kenny Foutch

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 24-11-2004

I found an old vess soda bottle, on the bottom it says Cleo vess bottling co. irvington ill#2.what year was there a vess bottling co. in Irvington il,and is it worth anything?

 

From: Kim Moore

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fw: The famous ? What's it worth

Date: 24-11-2004

I hate to bring up a ghost from the past, especially if your still chasing it, but I found an old Hansen & Kahler. I want to sell the collection and I'm trying to research them. Thank you for your time and consideration. I have seen your work and it is to be respected. I hope you enjoy the Holiday and please travel safely. Kimberly Moore -----

Subject: The famous ? " What's it worth" I was given some box's of glass by a friend. I researched the items I knew about first, and each of those items turned to GOLD. So now I'm moving on to the old beer/booze bottles. I think ( like everyone else) that these could be of some value due to the collectible value of other pieces from this lot. Jesse Moore_ Hunt Co. San Francisco & Louisville, Ky Hansen & Kahler Oakland, Ca I'm happy to send pictures, I just held off because people get nervous about attachments. Thank you for your time. Kimberly

From: Heath, Eddie J.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found bottle

Date: 24-11-2004

Greetings, My name is Eddie from Green Bay, Wisconsin. While trekking in the north woods of Wisconsin near my cabin in Crandon, I discovered an older looking 'hunting shack.' I have a knack of snooping and discovered a bottle nearby, all covered in leaves. I have enclosed a picture of this bottle. It is a clear, three sided bottle with what appears to be a screw-cap as opposed to a cork. Across the top of one of the oval sides it reads "Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle." Across that bottom of that same side it reads "19 (Looks like a square with either a C or G inside) 56." On other side it reads "4/5 Quart." The bottom has a D with 334 below that. So...any ideas? I was hoping to learn a little about what was once in this bottle. Cheers, Eddie Attachments: BOTTLE0001.JPG

From: Ultra Metal Spinning Inc.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bols Ballerina Bottle

Date: 25-11-2004

I have a Bols Ballerina Bottle. Apricot Brandy It has a ballerina inside the bottle which is attached to a music box on the bottom of the bottle. It was imp9orted by The Leayle Levi Sales Corp. St. Thomas V.I and is a product of Holland. 9/16quart 62 proof. Is it worth anything? Risa Nash

 

From: Chris Powell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: miniature whiskey bottles

Date: 25-11-2004

dear sir, I recently found three miniature alcohol bottles and have tried researching but have been unable to determine the year or values. The first bottle is 1.6 ounce , clear bottle with a paper label reading Ron Cabana superior white rum. there is a metal top that reads tear down that is a gold colour.the bottle is made in Canada and has a L.2 on the bottom in the triange there is a dot and the dot after the L is at the top not the bottom. Thank you in advance for any help you provide. Sincerely, Chris

From: David White freybag

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey Bottle

Date: 25-11-2004

Hello: I don't know if you can help me or not. I have a bottle of "Park Lane" whiskey. it was bottled in 1958 and is still sealed. It comes in a small padded box and the cap is also a straight shot measurer. Do you know of any place I can look up a value on this bottle? No one I've contacted ever heard of Park Lane. Any help in pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.........David White

 

From: Norman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. Bosankos Pile Remedy

Date: 25-11-2004

Sir, I have a small glass bottle with a light blue/green tint which says, in raised glass letters, "DR.BOSANKO'S PILE REMEDY PHILADA. PA. It is about two and a half inches high and about 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter. It appears to have had some type of stopper, maybe a cork one. I have found that there was a company in Ohio which had that name and it moved to Philadelphia around 1900, but nothing more. Can you help me with more information? Thank you, Norman C. Metzger

 

From: BPearlColeman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1947 Grapette 6 oz. soda bottle

Date: 26-11-2004

Hi, I just dug this up in my backyard and was wondering if it was worth anything? Thank you very much, Barbara

 

From: S1D1O1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 26-11-2004

Digger, I have a bottle I hope you can tell me some history on. It is greenish hue and very thick. It is seven and a quarter inches high. Across the front of the bottle is P. CARR and below it is PHILADA. This bottle also has some type of hook in it. The hook is at the top of the bottle and goes all the way across the bottle. Could you please tell me what the hook was used for. The bottle has no other marks on it. Any information would be great. Thank so much!! Susan

 

From: Frontiers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have a question about a bottle for you.

Date: 26-11-2004

Hello, My name is David and I have a beer bottle from the Reymann Brewing Company of Wheeling, WV that I am having a little trouble dating. I have a good idea from when the brewery was in business and the type of top used on the bottle, but I am not familiar with the bottle makers mark on the bottle. It is F.B. & F.J. CO., and the bottle is an amber, 24-ounce bottle with a Baltimore Loop Seal top. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, David Hagberg ABA member #6636 NABA member BCCA member #30956 Baltimore Antique Bottle Club member ECBA member #2068

 

From: Rico .

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question on bottles worth.......

Date: 27-11-2004

Digger, I came across your site and have a question of value for you. I have 7 separate budweiser millenium magnum bottles complete with 4 (11) oz pillsner glasses. Still in their original boxes that were distributed in 1999-2000. What are they worth. Thank you Richard

 

From: Bobbi Jo & Chad

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 27-11-2004

Size: 2 1/2 in. Mouth of the bottle: The mouth seam goes over the top of the lip. The Base: Emobossed - it has a diamond shape with a dash in the middle and what appears to be the number 11 on one side of the diamond. Shape of the bottle: round It is embossed on the front with 30 and then the next word is Phenolax Wafers Up John Color: clear Condition: a little chipped around the base I would like to know what was once inside the bottle and possibly how old it is and if it has any value. It was found in Washington DC at a construction site with many, many other items! Thank you for your time! Bobbi-Jo Rose

 

From: Carol Heath

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wine bottle

Date: 27-11-2004

I have a 1978 "Knight" shaped bottle of Gabriele Borghini Chianti wine. I am trying to determine its value. Do you have any idea? Thank you. Carol

 

From: Jill Pierce

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Paris, Texas Big Chief Bottle

Date: 27-11-2004

I bought this on EBAY because my 'papa' worked for Paris, Texas Coco-Cola for over 50 years. It's a 7oz. Bottle, 9in. tall with the embossed Indian head on all 4 sides. The band below the head reads "Paris Coca-Cola Bot.Wks. The seller said the initials at the top read C & F, but it looks like a G to me. On the bottom of the bottle: top Paris, then a very small symbol (kind of looks like a face with a wide brim hat…sorry,best I describe it), in the middle are the initials C (or G) & F (on the left side is a small 9 and on the right is a small 1), looks like a small 1 below that, with Texas underneath. Do you know what the Initials stand for? Can you date this bottle? Do you know what flavor went in it? Jill P. Attachments: DSC00155[1].jpg DSC00156[1].jpg DSC00157[1].jpg DSC00159[1].jpg

From: JENNY MCFADDEN

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: paul lux bottle

Date: 26-11-2004

hi, i have been searching eBay for this item i am new to all this and i found a link that led me to you it said paul lux 1972 #185 i just bought a liquor bottle it says Kentucky straight bourbon bottle # 185 by paul lux we were hoping to find out any info. we could on it maybe what the price would be for this item or what football team this is it has a burgundy jersey w/ a # 7 on the front w/gold pants if you could tell us any info on this item it would be much appreciated thank you jenny mcfadden

Hello, i have been searching i emailed you a few min. Ago but as i was searching i found that someone had emailed you about finding the exact same piece i have.. The email was from hogland,beverly the email was dated 14-07-2004

From: Michael Davis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Two-tone Ginger Bottle

Date: 27-11-2004

I've carted around the two-toned Ginger bottle (I'm in over my head here, I'm using words I found on the internet)  shown in the attached jpeg for years. A cousin of mine was an Army diver. He said he researched the Rappahannack river and found where the Union had set-up bridges during the Civil War. He then dove at the sites and found this bottle. I assume it is a two-tone ginger bottle from the civil war era, but that's it./ Can you help me get it into the hands of an interested collector (assuming that it is real and of any value)? Thanks, Michael

From: Joe & Jeanne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Brown Duraglas

Date: 27-11-2004

Digger, I have a brown Duraglas capped beer bottle (empty). The bottle is imprinted with 14 important WWII dates. The bottom has a date of June 1947. Do you have any information about this bottle. Thank you, Jeanne

 

From: Philz564

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about Jim Beam Bottles ?????

Date: 27-11-2004

Dear Sir, I was left a collection of Jim Beam bottles, of which I or my other family members are not interested in keeping. I would like to get rid of them or sell them, however many are still full of alcohol. I was under the impression that they can not be sold with alcohol in them. Perhaps you could tell me if this is the case. Therefore I would have to drain them all. Also if you know of any Jim Beam Clubs in the central Pennsylvania that I could possibly contact. Thank you for any information you could give. Respectfully, Phyllis Szobocsan Harrisburg, Pa.

 

From: Michael Kingman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old RC cola bottle made by Duraglas

Date: 28-11-2004

Hello, While diving off the island of Guam, I found an old RC cola bottle under a coral rock, which probably dates back to the 1950's, but I have no idea. The label is off, but if you look at it just right you can see the imprint of the old label, that shows a square label, and on it, across the top, is the curved words "ROYAL CROWN", and across the bottom is the non-curved word "COLA", and in between there is an "RC". On the back there is vague writing about being sterilized before being refilled, and it containing 12 fluid ounces, and of belonging to the bottling company I addressed in the subject line of this email. There is also the curved words "ROYAL CROWN" on the neck, both front and back. The bottle itself is made from a Duraglass company, with some numbers on the bottom that read: "20" and "56" and in-between those two numbers is what looks like an "I" with a circle around it, or it may just be a funny looking "0". Also, "2906-G". And of course, a cursive "Duraglas. Any way of telling me exactly how old it is?

 

From: Michael Kingman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old RC cola bottle made by Duraglas

Date: 28-11-2004

http://216.239.57.104/search?q=cache:I0L6D-3oTOQJ:alamo.nmsu.edu/~lockhart/EPSodas/Chapter1-4/chap2.htm+Duraglas+bottle+Royal+Crown&hl=en

 according to this site, I think it was made in Oakland, CA in 1956....do you agree?? Hello, While diving off the island of Guam, I found an old RC cola bottle under a coral rock, which probably dates back to the 1950's, but I have no idea. The label is off, but if you look at it just right you can see the imprint of the old label, that shows a square label, and on it, across the top, is the curved words "ROYAL CROWN", and across the botton is the non-curved word "COLA", and in between there is an "RC". On the back there is vague writing about being sterilized before being refilled, and it containing 12 fluid ounces, and of belonging to the bottling company I addressed in the subject line of this email. There is also the curved words "ROYAL CROWN" on the neck, both front and back. The bottle itself is made from a Duraglass company, with some numbers on the bottom that read: "20" and "56" and inbetween those two numbers is what looks like an "I" with a circle around it, or it may just be a funny looking "0". Also, "2906-G". And of course, a cursive "Duraglas. Any way of telling me exactly how old it is?

 

From: Amy Johnson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question regarding a cermic [stoneware] bottle

Date: 28-11-2004

Dear Digger, I have visited your site numerous times but have come across a bottle that I am unable to identify. It stands approximately 5 1/2" tall and is a round shaped white stoneware. The bottom is impressed with an oval that has the initials "V B" on either side of a diamond shape [inside the oval]. Other than being quite dirty, it is free of any damage [cracks, chips or breaks.] I recently got this from an old acquaintance and curious about it [they had no clue where it came from]. I am including pictures and would greatly appreciate any info you can provide. Thanks loads for your time! Amy

 

From: Mll4Rb

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old jim bean 1/10 pint glass bottles

Date: 28-11-2004

While remodeling my 100 year old home, I found 3 Jim Bean whiskey glass bottles they say 1/10 pint on the front and they also say especially selected by" Pete Claim Uniontown, PA" on the bottom of the label it states James B Beam Distilling CO. Clermont Beam, KY 80 Proof. If you turn the bottle to the side it says Genuine JIM BEAM WHISKEY and it bear the signatures James B Beam and Jerimiah beam. Do you have any idea how old these bottles might be. Thank You, Robin Miller

 

From: JPARLIER@sc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dark green bottles

Date: 28-11-2004

Digger, I found some very dark green bottles on a sand bar in the Red River south of Alexandria, LA. I have been told that they had washed out of an old trash dump on the river side of the flood containment structures that dates back to the early 1800's, but were also used as ballast for small ships coming up river from New Orleans to haul cotton etc. back down river. At that time there was a series of rapids just northeast of Alexandria that prevented any shipping north or west of Alexandria from down river. The bottom is recessed about 2" into the bottle. The only seam is around the top of the bottle on some and no seam on others. The top is a cork top that looks like a top hat. One is not recessed on the bottom and has a blob top, and is about 9" tall. The others (3) are about 10" tall. They are probably not worth anything as they are scratched and frosted on the outside from tumbling in the river. The person I talked with says they are Champaign bottles. Can you give me any more information on these bottles. I have four of them. Thanks. John Parlier

From: calcamps

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com 

Subject: yellow liquor bottle

Date: 28-11-2004

I am interested in finding out some information about a bottle that I have seen. It is a very distinctive bottle. I was told it is a liquor bottle. It may be from Scotland. It has a large wide lip at the opening of the bottle. It is yellow in color and it is etched with birds that look like a cockatoo and monkeys that look like lemurs. It's label was removed so I have no idea what brand name of liquor it was. It has a long neck that has indentations in it. I am just curious about this bottle because I have never seen one like it anywhere else. I would be interested in finding out where it was made and the year it was made and if possible how much it would be worth. Thank you for your time in researching this question. Mrs. Calcamp

 

From: Paddy p

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Smoky amber bottle.

Date: 28-11-2004

What can you tell me about this bottle. No words on it. From Michigan. Attachments: Outlook.bmp Outlook.bmp Outlook.bmp Outlook.bmp MVC-522F.JPG MVC-523F.JPG MVC-524F.JPG Mvc-525f.jpg

From: Con Rice

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: two clear glass Pennzoil oil bottles

Date: 28-11-2004

My wife found two 1 quart oil bottles recently in the woods. Both have caps a some oil (a little) in them. The caps are rusty and I'm afraid to force them. The bottles are clea and seamed. There is some Pennzoil marks on the cap on one, and a few letters on the the other (looks like it was painted on). The glass has raised letters sayineg one quart, and fill to line. Can you tell me how old they are? And of course how much they might be worth? Thanks, Con Rice

 

From: Jane Daniel j

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: reproduced buffalo springs lithia water bottles

Date: 28-11-2004

Hello, I'm a novice to bottle collecting and am having a problem determining the difference between reproduced and authentic buffalo springs lithia water bottles. I was told they were reproduced in italy in the 70's. Am searching a large online auction website and the person said there is a mold line from the bottom to the top. I don't think the bottle company was in business when bottles could be machine made. Could you please advise me on what to look for with authentic buffalo springs lithia water bottles? Also, can they be authentic and have numbers on the bottom or on the side? Would appreciate any insight.

Thanks, Digger, You have been very insightful. I read the in's and out's of your website last night. Thank you for the great service you provide! Would you say Ebay is a pretty good place to buy from? Should I be wary of anything? Jane Jane Daniel -

Subject: Re: reproduced buffalo springs lithia water bottles Yes they can have numbers on the base. I have not seen a machine made example of buffalo lithia. the best indicator is color originals are mostly aqua and a few clear...repros are odd colors...There are a deep emerald and lighter teal green originals.  Digger

From: prousseau

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Markings?

Date: 29-11-2004

I have a bottle with the markings Canada 18.=40=, any idea what they mean? Thank-you Penny

 

From: Randy L. Wilkey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Champaign Bottling Works

Date: 29-11-2004

Hello, I have a question for you. I have a bottle that is stamped, "Champaign Bottling Works, Champaign, ILL" . Can you give me information on the Champaign plant itself? For example, when did it first open and when did the doors close? Thanks, Randy

 

From: WenRed2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: No Subject

Date: 29-11-2004

I have whiskey bottle from Mellwood bottled in bond. it says cook mcfarland co inc props a pure whiskey for medicinal use. It is a one pint bottle with whiskey in it the seal is green and has a number 1113478-17 and dated spring 1928/. Would you have any idea of the value. Thanks

 

From: Daryl Smallwood

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 30-11-2004

Hi, I recently found a George Washington bottle that is clear glass that is ten inches tall, 8 inches around the middle (mid ways up), with a glass wine decanter style stopper. The bottle of Washington is "embossed" I guess you would call it of his arms and coat he is wearing. His hands are clasped in front and he is wearing a sort of 3 pointed hat with the stopper the rounded top of the hat of course. the bottle of the bottle says "Design Patent Applied For" and the front bottom of the bottle says "Washington". I have found a website, http://www.amres.com/catalogs/PLG2.asp , that describes it a little, but little else. Do you know anything about it? I would say it was 40's or 50's but could be earlier. Thanks for you help. Daryl

 

From: Kelly, Rita jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 30-11-2004

Hi, I have a bottle that looks like a large wine bottle, This bottle is a light amber with several fingertip indentions, lays on its side and it has a bubble that goes into the side of the glass. there is a colorful straw cork that goes into the bubble and into the pour side connected with a rope. What do you think it is and value? Thanks Rita in Kansas

 

From: West Bridgewater

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: one gallon Jim Beam bottle

Date: 30-11-2004

Could you tell me what a one gallon jim beam bottle is worth with the original label and liquor stickers on it? It is l959 clear glass. Thanks, Sandy

 

From: RNRYOUNT

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1946 grapette bottle

Date: 30-11-2004

could you tell me the value of my 1946 grapette bottle height "7 in . lip over the top. base of bottle embossing. shape round. label embossed. color clear. condition great.

 

From: RNRYOUNT

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: deep rock bottle

Date: 30-11-2004

Could you tell me the value of my Virginia deep rock springs bottle. height "8 in. lip over top. base of bottle smooth. shape round. label embossed. color clear. condition good.

 

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