October 2002 Questions

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Digger, Enclosed is a jpg of an old whiskey bottle that has been in my family for a longtime The bottle is 8" high by 6" wide The bottle has a free blown round mouth with a hand applied collar. The base of the bottle is open pontil The shape of the bottle is round The label reads Fine Old Saddlebag Whiskey Pure from the grain Softened By Ace The color is amber The condition is undamaged no chips or cracks The label is damaged but still on the bottle and the colors are easily distinguishable My great-great grandfather came to Chappell Hill Texas in circa 1840. there are records of the family buying goods in 1836 and 1837 in Tippah County, Mississippi before coming to Texas I would like to place the distillery "Ace" and where it might have been sold to further track my ancestor's trails Also, I wonder if this bottle has much value to anyone but my family Thank you very much for looking into this matter Sincerely, Ren Crockett

You have a beautiful heirloom.  The form is a flattened chestnut an early form dating like you said to the 1830-1840s.

Thursday, October 17, 2002 11 AM Subject: Round Bottom Milk bottles Hi There I have an old round bottom milk bottle from the from the old rice dairy that use to be in Toronto,  its in very good condition,  and I was wondering if it was worth anything,  ,My e-mail is yes">  I would love to find out something about it. Thank You. . Sincerely, Sharney

I have never seen a round bottom milk.  Round bottom soda yes but not a milk.  I'd love to see a picture.  Digger

  Hi Digger, The bottle I am wondering about is oval-it lays on its side. The top is embossed with Guyasuta Nurser with a Star in between. It is 6" from end to end. I realize it is a nurser, but am wondering about age and value. Any info. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Kate

I information I found indicated the date to be about 1890.  The style is called a turtle nurser.  Yours is probably worth $75.  I have shown several patents which relate to the evolution of the general form of turtle nursing bottles.

Sunday, October 20, 2002  whiskey bottle from 1791 Hello,  My name is Debbie Odem from southern Illinois. I have and old whiskey jug has a wax seal stamped from 1791 made by Tullamore Dew blended Irish whiskey 86 proof in a 4/5 quart . uisge baughmade in Dublin,  Ireland. its in good shape as a small chip on the lid . could you tell me what this is worth . thank you for your time Debbie Odem

The word mark, TULLAMORE DEW Goods and Services  G & S: Irish Whiskey. FIRST USE: 1902. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1954. (REGISTRANT) D. E. WILLIAMS LIMITED COMPANY IRELAND TULLAMORE IRELAND.  The patent office information suggests the bottle is much newer than 1791 as does the presence of the 86 proof and the 4/5 quart.  I'd suggest it was made sometime after 1964.  Value is probably $3-4 without the contents. Digger

Sunday, October 20, 2002 8:28 Re: cobalt blue bottle Thank you so much for being willing to help. Here is a picture. Its not much to go on but maybe you might know something. If not, I still thank you for trying. Cathy -

  Looks like Miller to be and might have been an early pharmacy bottle. Digger

Tuesday, October 22, 2002 11:57 AM Subject: bottle Can you tell me anything about this bottle? I have had it for several years and no one seems to know much about it. There isn't any numbers of markings on it. It does have a seam up the front and down the back. I'm sending pictures of the bottle. Please let me know something if you can. Thank you.

You got me on this one.  It looks like it might have had perfume or toilet water in it .  the stopper must have had either plastic or cork around it to fit snugly.  Maybe another reader can help.  Digger

  Thursday, October 24, 2002 11 dr pepper bottle My husband found a 6 oz dr. pepper bottle with raised lettering. It's quite old and we we re wondering if it's worth anything and if so how much. If you can't answer maybe you could guide me to someone who could. Thank You , Sherry

  It might be worth something but i would need more of a description to be helpful.  Digger

:Thursday, October 24, 2002 Odell Dairy Bottle Hello, I am a descendant of William Odell b. NY and d. IL. He sold bottled milk and other dairy items between abt. 1882 to 1930 in LaSalle County and Champaign County, IL. I just recently located a dairy [milk] bottle that has raised letters, Wlm E. Odell Star Dairy" in raised embossed letters on it. Can you give me any advise on how to determine if it was from my family or another Wlm. Odell's dairy? Is there a way to date the bottle or identify the part of the country it came from? Thanks for any help you offer, J. Hurt

There is no way I know of you can trace such a bottle without a town referecne it could literally be almost anywhere in the country.  You cannot assume from the name it was the same man.  You probably know there are dozens of William Odells around...none in my family however. Digger.


Thursday, October 24, 2002 2:55 W. H. HOLT & SONS LIMITED Hi, I'm just curious about this bottle. Brown glass with the following embossed: ABERLOUR GLENLIVET DISTILLERY W. H. HOLT & SONS LIMITED Similar in color & overall shape to the bottle on this page: http://www.bottlebooks/questions/September2001/september_2001_questions_ ask_dig.htm   However it is triangular and embossed in a circular pattern on all three sides. 8" tall Double lipped top. The seam continues across the top of the lip. The bottom is smooth, depressed with a bump in the middle and an impression off-center where it was set on the machine crooked apparently. No other markings. Found in a creek bed in Carmel California, somewhat worn from the creek but not broken. Very heavy glass. There is a chip in the bottom, a deep round fracture that is still attached. Some scratches or imperfections wrapping around the whole thing. It's not in great shape.

Your bottle is worth probably about $15-20.  It is imported English or Irish. Digger

  :Thursday, October 24, 2002  lady leg bitters bottle? we are new bottle collectors, have not been able to find anything out about a bottle we found at a bottle dump w/bottles dating mid-late 1800's. this bottle is 11 3/4", looks like a tooled lip, no seams, looks hand blown, not a great picture but its an olive and amber color mixed with many bubbles in the glass, about 1/2 inch pontil in the bottom, no markings. can you help? ===== Good Day!

  No picture was attached. Unembossed it probably would be if really pontiled, about $60-80.  Digger.

:Wednesday, October 23, 2002 7:22 Clorox bottle Dear Digger Odell, Hi, my name is Michelle. I went on an archaeological dig with my fifth grade social studies class. While I was there I dug up the bottom of a Clorox bottle. It has CLOROX inside a diamond on it. It also says, REG. and PAT. and it has a number 4 on it. Along the curved part of it has little dots in rows of 4 or 5. Since it was broken when I found it I cannot see any more things on it. I am research it so I need information, fast. Please write back. Thanks!!!! Sincerely, Michelle


Wednesday, October 23, 2002 2:50 Virginia dare grape soda Hi, I ran across your website, and thought I'd ask you if you have ever seen a Virginia Dare grape soda bottle. I've been looking for one for quite a while. I remember drinking them probably back in the late 60's at an old country store in Alabama. Thanks, Travis


Tuesday, October 22, 2002 8 brass bottle I have a brass bottle that is the size and shape of an egg . It has a small spout in the middle at the top that has a little cap on a chain. It has a seam aroundthe middle and is round and weighted on the bottom so it will not fall over. Some guesses as to what it is are a bottle that holds sand was in to blot ink. A oil bottle for Frankincense or such. It appears to be very old.


Monday, October 21, 2002 6:29 Heinz Bottle I was wondering if you could give me some information on a bottle that my Father gave me. It seems to be an old Heinz Ketchup bottle. It is about 10 inches in height, I can tell it is hand blown glass, seems to be a cork top and has the distinct look of a Heinz bottle. Could you give me a guess as to when it wa s made? C. Koby


Thursday, October 24, 2002 AM Subject: Milk bottle Hi Digger, I wa s just reading on your ask/answer site and a person had wrote about having a milk bottle with only "Since 1852" enbossed on the side. Your answer was that without any city or state or being a clear bottle, it's of limited value. My comment to you is that I have a Quart sized clear bottle with "Since 1852" on it and on the bottom of this clear glass is OK-4 then a half inch over is the number 20. Would this be a reproduction of some kind or an antique? I happened upon this bottle at a swap meet, got it for f ree, and am unable to find the pint size milk bottles to package Milk Bath products in. Just curious about the Quart size that I do have. Thanks, Wanda


Monday, October 21, 2002 8:27 Bottles Dear Digger Odell, Hi I'm Amy. I have shard of a bottle ( i think). On it it says Pheiffer Philadelphia. The glass that its made out of is not very thick and it's a light blue green col or. I was wondering if you had any info that would help me out on finding out about the bottle From, Amy Fifth Grader PS I'm a friend of Cathy's a girl who emailed you for info on her artifact. That is how i got this web address. PSS Beware you be getting flooded with emails by my humanities class their all researching an artifacttoo. PSSS My humanities teacher loves your information on artifacts! PSSSS


Wednesday, October 23, 2002 8:52 Re: Bottles Dear Digger Odell- I'm sorry that i did not give you enough info on the artifact. But i am sending you a picture of it in this email. It was so nice of you to reply to my letter. i know how busy you are. Here are the measurements: Thickness-3 1/2 of and inch Lettering- about a quarter of an inch thick and a little less than a quarter of an inch across. The place where this artifact was found was in a old midden that was used in the 1800's to the early 1900's. Thanks again From, Amy Fifth Grader at Sol Feins tone Elementary School Newtown, Pennsylvania


Tuesday, October 22, 2002 4:36 Re: Bottles Amy, you have not given me enough to go on. Since you can read both the name and the city the shard must be a fairly good size. The shape is important. Why don't you try to use the digital camera or scanner to send me pix. The shape is very important. I s it flat? Is it rounded? Sounds like something from the 19th century but I cannot be sure. Digger Odell

 Sorry about the delay. I found not information on the Pheiffer bottle. I suspect it is a medicine but cannot find any proof. Looks to date about 1880-1900 as you said. From the picture I still can't quite determine what the shape would have been. If you live near a big City, you can check their library to see if they have something called City Directories for the City of Philadelphia for that time period. Searching the directories would be your only hope of identifying the company and what they might have made. Digger

Tuesday, October 22, 2002 5:04 Bottles Hey it's Amy again. My Bottle shard said PFEIFFER PHILADELPHIA i'll try to get you a picture soon.


Monday, October 21, 2002 2:50 AM Subject: hadacol would you know the value of a full bottle of Hadacol never opened?


Thursday, October 24, 2002 8:16 Help I have a clear round decanter with 2 big starburst and 4 smaller ones around it. It is a straight bourbon bottle distilled in Peoria, Illinois by a company & Sons, Inc. The letters are worn on the label on the neck of the bottle. It also has a clear topper. Any help wou ld be great. Thanks


Friday, October 25, 2002 10 AM Subject: Ramune Bottles Hi Digger I am writing on my dissertation. Itīs about Ramune, the japanese limonade fille in codd bottles. Itīs hard to get information about the beginning of the Ramune bottles in Japan and since when and why they used the codd bottle. If you got any information about that i would be very happy greets Marcus /Germany


Friday, October 25, 2002 1 AM I have a large wine bottle in the shape of a rifle. I have had it for possibly 25 years. It is a chianti from casa vento. it is green glass and it is still sealed. Thanks Maggie

  Here's the story: Vento Bottles

: ]DiggerWednesday, October 23, 2002 9:28 Re: digger thanks for the very complete and prompt reply. I've been picking up bottles for the past 6 months and have about 70-some good ones, like a Dr. J. Hofstetter'syellow-amber straight top, and am beginning to consider how to price and sell them, so I'll be back to you soon. Andy From: [

  Monday, October 21, 2002 1 Mason, OH I am a pharmacist in the Ci ncinnati area and noticed that you are based in Mason? I have recently come across 2 old bottles from the Ohio River. One is a "Congress Water" Bottle, ~ 7. 75" tall, emerald green, embossed "C", embossed "Congress & Empire Spring Co" "Saratoga, NY". The second is a clear rectangular bottle, ~ 5" tall, embossed with "lightning Hot Drops" "No Relief No Pay", "The Herb Medicine Company" "Springfield, O" As a pharmacist I do have a few other antique items but I am particularly interest ed in these two. Like I said, I found these two in the Ohio River. If you have a location in Mason I would be happy to stop by and show them to you. I'm not really looking to sell them I'm mostly looking for their history, approximate value etc. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mike Craycraft

Monday, October 21, 2002 10:02 AM I found a Hutchinson bottle that was embossed with Pensacola Bottling Works. It is very unique because the "N"'s are embossed backwards. I have tried to find someone that has a similiar bottle but cannot find anyone in the Pensacola that has ever seen one. Do you have any information that would be helpful. Obviously the bottle must be very rare. Th anks, Mike Peacher Milton High School

  Wednesday, November 06, 2002 11:21 AM Subject: Bottle question Greetings from Indianapolis. I have a round, brown, bottle. It is about 6 1/2" high and 2 7/8" wide. It has "duraglas" on it, and the bottom is embossed with the numbers 7, 2, and 18. The 2 and 18 have raised dots after them, but the 7 doesn't. In the center of the numbers with a figure that I can best describe as "a face with 2 eyes, no nose or mouth, and 2 pointed ears". Thank you for any info youy can give me about this bottle. Dennis Buerge

  Wednesday, November 06, 2002 12:35 AM Subject: Bottle question Dear Digger, First of all I want to say thank you very much for answering a question I sent a while back (July 2001) about a Barr's Better Beverage bottle. Recently, while digging on a riverbank in Vermont we came across a bottle that has made us very curious. It's about 3 1/2" tall, clear glass, the front of the bottle says - CHAs GULDEN'S - and below that it says New York. Embossed on the bottom of the bottle are the words - GULDEN'S PATENT CAP MUSTARD. We would be very interested in the date and approximate value of this bottle. On a seperate dig we found a small bottle with a cork and glass tubular applicator inside. On the bottom of the bottle it says - GETS IT. Just curious as to the date and origin of this bottle. Thank you very much. . I'm sure you will be hearing from us agai n. Sincerely; Alison in Vermont

  Tuesday, November 05, 2002 5:15 Clown Decanters Can you tell me anything about these wine decanters?I know they were made in Italy, but nothing more. [Image] Thanks very much. E. McIntyre


  Tuesday, November 05, 2002 9:17 Wayne bottle Hi I have a bottle that has the word Wayne on it is clear and it has contents 81/2 ounces on it I would like some info on it please. Tamy Mishler.

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  Tuesday, November 05, 2002 5:20 unopened bottles Dear Sir, I am looking for an unopened bottle of either or both of the 2 following items: 1. Creme de Roses, made by Garnier Liqueurs in France, and imported to the U. S. by Julius Wile of New York. 2. Creme Yvette, produced either by the Sheffield Company of Connecticut, or by Charles Jacquin et Cie of Philadelphia. Most Sincerely, Elizabeth Julian[

  Tuesday, Novem ber 05, 2002 BottleQuestion i have a old corner cabinet that has a brass label that says old printice whiskey on it. it also has a bell on it. The front has beveled glass mirror on the door. i have been looking for the whiskey bottle to put in it. I would appreciate any information that you could share with me.

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  Tuesday, November 05, 2002 12:50 glenmore ceramic jug have old ceramic jug from glenmore says glenmore kentucky straight bourbon whiskey distilled and bottled by glenmore distilleries, co incorporatedowensboro kentucky 4/5 quarts . bottom of bottle stamped D-8-47. jug is light tan w/dark brown handles and neck. any info on this or any idea where we might be able to find out info on it?also what is a good book to look at on old bottles, value and dates?thanks for your help. ron and nancy lovley

  Tuesday, October 15, 2 002 10:33 AM Subject: Flask Bottle Dear Digger, I have a flask and I am wondering how much it is worth. I have many bottle books and I cannot find it in any of them. I can find flasks that resemble it, but do not have the same embossed pictures on it. It is 9" high, the color is amethyst, it has darker (swirls or rings) of amethyst throughout it, a little heavier at the bottom, on one side it is embossed with the emblem of a ship and the word FRANKLIN and a dot at the end of franklin at the bottom of it, the other side has a picture of an eagle with what looks like an armored plate against his chest and like sunray lines above its head and the letters TWD in a circle with dots around it. The bottom is more smooth with what looks like the number 5 on one side and maybe a pontil mark on the other of about 7/16 and shaped kind of like a flower. The seam line at the top of the bottle goes up to the top, but then it looks like a little cap over it. It resembles the shape of a flask in the Kovel' s bottle book 11th edition page 88 of McK G1-17, of course with different embossed emblems on it and different color. Thank you for you time and I hope to hear from you soon. Sorry I could not send a picture, but I do not have the right equipment on my computer to do that yet. Thank you Dorothy Schymanski

  Friday, November 01, 2002 9:12 Antique Question Digger: I am a fond collector of OLD items but I am unsure how much things can really be worth. Can you help? I have found an old bottle that seems to need a cork or stopper but is in great shape. It is a DR. NUNN'S BLACK OIL HEALING BALSAM bottle, clear in color, it stands 5 3/8" tall, 2 1/8 " across the bottom, round with no seam on the bottom and no seam on the rim of the top, approximately 6-8 ounces,and has no other writing on it. Could this be worth anything? Also, I have found an old SKRIP INK WELL with a rusty lid but the lid can be removed and replaced with ease. I found a patent number . . . . . D 1759866 . Its the size of a baby food jar and is clear in color. Is this worth anything? Also,. . . . I found a green 7up bottle with with painted on lettering, under 7up on the front bottom says " Y OU LIKE IT IT LIKES YOU" ,on the back the words say " SEVEN-UP, YOU LIKE IT IT LIKES YOU, CONTAINS CARBONATED WATER, SUGAR, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM, CITRATE, FLAVOR DERIVED FROM LEMON AND LIME OILS. " FRESH UP" with 7UPcONTENTS 7 FLUID OUNCES. There are no visual chips or scatches, seams are on the sides only, on the bottom we can read. . . . 23 0 59 6 SDraglas ( not sure. . . . the name is in cursive)94-G. - [Image] - [Image] - [Image]


Tuesday, November 05, 2002 10:06 AM Subject: Family Glassworks Hello, I'm in search of bottles from my GreatGrandparents Glass factory in Royersford, PA. I have only seen one bottle in the local museum. The mark is a Embossed Keystone with the letter "N" inside. Just searching. Becky Newborn Reed residence: school: 1200 Church


Tuesday, November 05, 2002 10:10 AM Subject: BottleQuestion Hello: I was hoping to get some information to help identify a bottle that my wife found. I am not a collector, but I realize that the bottle is quite old, and I am just trying to date it as closely as possible. The bottle is about 12 inches tall and appears brown in color, but when held under a light, it is actually a darker green color. Based on what I have read on the bottle collector website, I think the seams are BIM. It does have an applied seal. The seal reads " Vandenbergh & Co" with the Liberty Bell in the middle of the seal. I don't know if this information helps, but it was found when digging at a construction site just outside of downtown Tampa, FL. Any information you can give is appreci ated, as well as your time. Thank you. Keith Harding


Monday, November 04, 2002 10 purex bottle Digger, My husband was hunting in the woods and came across an old brown glass purex bottle. Could you please let me know what year these bottles where used in and what do you think the value would be? Thank you Sunshine13102


Monday, November 04, 2002 9:34 Mohard Warren Jug I found a Stoneware jug in my yard that has the name Mohard Warren Company on it. Do you have any info on this including it's value? Thanks,


Monday, November 04, 2002 5 De Kuyper's SquareFace Hi I have a DeKuyper's Squareface bottle. It is dark green, about 9 1/2" tall, and about 2 1/2" square at the base. It does have a screw top, and says R384 on the bottom along with some other markings. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? Thank you. Lisa




Monday, November 04, 2002 5:11 soda bottle Dear Digger, Hi, I'm in 5th grade and doing a project on antique soda bottles. I found part of a bottle that is light green and says B. V. S. Co on the bottom. On the side, it says CONTENT. The base is 3 1/4" across. Do you know anything about this type of bottle. If you do, could you please email me. Thank you very much. Kevin Barnard


Monday, November 04, 2002 11:28 AM Subject: decanter Dear Digger, I have two unopened decanters. They are made by Tiffany & Co. and filled with Seagram whiskey. There is a note in it saying they where celebrating the 200th birthday, with a special blend of whiskey, in a sp ecially designed decanter from Tiffany's. It is in a blue box, and then the bottle is in a blue felt bag. Can you give me any information on this decanter, and it's worth. Thanks Digger, Sharon Caggiano


Se nt: Sunday, November 03, 2002 10:03 Bottle Question Dear Digger, I have a small bottle with the word's embossed stating:BARRY'S TRICOPHEROUS NEW YORK,U. S. A. The side seam stops at the lip of the bottle, and it would have had some type of cork or stopper to close it. The bottle is clear. What is the age, what was it used for and how much is it's worth? I also have a Coca Cola bottle that is clear and has PAT'D Nov. 5,1923, embossed on it. The word Longview is embossed across it and on the bottom of the bottle is Longview, TEX. What is it's worth? Thank you, for your help and information. Debbie


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


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Sunday, November 03, 2002 PM Listen here, I don't know what i have but it looks to be something that could be of value. It is: Lucas Bols Ballerina Creme de minte in a: Yellowish bottle with a ballerina inside the bottle (movable) The lables are infact still on the bottle and readable the bottle was made in new york in 1969. it is 60 prof. and unopened!


Sunday, November 03, 2002 1:20 A. S. Hinds Digger- Yesterday I was digging in my backyard and found a bottle in perfect condition. Inset in the front of the bottle is the insignia A. S. Hindson the top and Portland, ME accross the bottom with a "brand of the intitials ASH in the middle; this area measures 3"X2". the overall bottle is 5. 5" high and 2. 25" accross the glass is clear. I was searching the web to try and find some history about the bottle and any possible value and came upon your site. Do you have any ansewers? Thank you, David Jenkins Oxford, PA

  Sunday, November 03, 2002 9 AM Subject: alley find etc. . . Duh, I just checked your website and thought I should include more infor about the little bottle I found in the alley. It is just over 1 and 3/4 inches tall. The lipcomes out a bit after having gotten smaller at the neck. it is clear. The bottom has a small ridge within wich are the letters "T C W Co" next line "TYP E 1"next line "b" next line"USA". I would like to know the age and of course it is worth a million dollars ar ar. No, mostly just he age and what it was used for. I have afriend who collects old bottles and plan on giving it to her and would like to give it a story to go along with it.

thank you Carrie de la Haye




Sunday, November 03, 2002 9:34 AM Subject: alley find Hi! Ran across you while searching the web on bottel idetification. I am trying to identify a small clear bottle I found embedded in dirt in the alley! On the bottom it it has "T C W Co" abd "type 1", "B", abd "USA" . I don't collect bottles, I am just curious about this cute little bottle, it is probably about 3 centimet ers tall. thanks for any info you can offer. Carrie de la Haye


Saturday, November 02, 2002 7:07 Jim Beam Decanters I have several Jim Beam Decanters - starting from the mid-70's. Most are still sealed and still in the boxes - where could I get them appraised and where might I be able to sell them. Thank you Carol


Saturday, November 02, 2002 4:13 Bottles blown closed Dear Digger: I now think this sounds ridiculous, but here goes. Years ago, in the mid-1960's, my Lithuanian-born grandfather told me his grandmother remembered as a small child seeing Russian Cossacks knock their bottles of vodka against fenceposts to open them, because the bottles had been blown closed after being filled with the liquor. Is this possible? Thank you for taking the time to answer this. Yours truly, Allan Ross M onday, March 17, 2003 5: C MILLER BOTTLE

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  Saturday, November 02, 2002 11:27 AM Subject: Vaseline jar? Digger. . . Help! I live in a two hundred year old home and have come across several old artifacts that I have become extremely curious about. I have a clear glass 3" jar with "'Vaseline' Chesebrough New York" written on it. I also have a milky white porcelain jar that says LUXOR TRADE MARK COLD CREAM an the front and ARMOUR & COMPANY CHICAGO on the bottom of the jar. It is approx. 4". Any info. would be appreciated. Also, are either valuable?


Satur day, November 02, 2002 3:05 AM Subject: Antique Beer Crock Hi Digger, We have an old stoneware beer crock with a lid and wooden spigot. The writing on the crock says, Butler Breed Co. in Boston Mass. It also says, "turn water into delightful non intoxicating beer. "Masons Beer extracts. It's abouta 2 or 3 gallon crock. I would like any info you have on it. We have been searching without any luck on the history of this crock. If you could help we would greatly appreciate it. Thanks,Cherie (Winnipeg, Canada)


Saturday, November 02, 2002 3:26 AM Subject: decanter brandy hi dig ger i have this decanter and it is unopened full of brandy it says buton 1820 can you help methanks don


5:38: old mini perfume bottles From: "Richard P MacLennan"


Friday, November 01, 2002 old mini perfume bottles Dear Digger, I am cleaning out my father-in-law's home and have found four old mini perfume bottles. All are about 1 inch tall . Parfum 1800, Charles V Paris; Cordon Rouge, Elizabeth Hartley Paris; Cheval Blue, Charles V Paris (still full) and Croyance Charles V Paris ( still full) Also, a small flat plastic case with long thin glass tubes of perfume made to be broken to use. They are accompanied by a pamphlet with a print of a rose on it and " A Gift for You" printed. Any value here, or do I just use and enjoy the scents?? Thank you ,Kim


Friday, November 01, 2002 1:13 Old bottles I have recently acquired several different bottles from a relative. I am trying to figure out if they are worth anything. One is a old 1 gall on coca-cola syrup bottle, a one gallon meadow gold glass bottle, and a 5 gallon glass crisa bottle (looks like a water bottle). Any information would be helpful. Thanks, Mary


Sunday, October 27, 2 002 4:22 Mumby bottle In June, 2000 you have a question from someone who has a small bottle with the words "Cosport Mumby & Co. " Charles Mumby was a pharmacist who in the 18th. century had his business in Gosport, England. He started manufacturing soft drinks and was awarded Royal warrent to make drinks for the Royal Navy and both Queen Victoria and King Edward VII. His company continued to supply the Royal Navy until about 1960/70. Since the bottle your inquirer has does not mention the Roy al Warrent, it would seem that the bottle pre-dates Mumby's appointment as suppliers of soft drinks to the Crown and the Royal Navy. [ http://www. hants. gov. uk/museum/gosport/LocalHistory/L_History8/images/mumby. jpg ] http://www. hants. gov. uk/museum/gosport/LocalHistory/L_History8/images/mumby. jpg


Monday, October 28, 2002 4:33 PM HI, I have two pop bottles, the first one the wording on the bottles are painted it says bounce and was bottled under authority of sussex ginger ale limited in sussex nb. it is 8 oz bottle emerald green in color. it is in perfect condit ion. I would like to know the age of the bottle and if it is worth anything. second bottler. painted on te bottle is olde english loger beer bottled in capitol-hi-grad beveage company, 8 oz emerald green in color the picture on it is half faded. I would like to know the age of the bottle and if it is worth anything. I have tried searching the internet with no success. Thanks for your help. Mary


Monday, October 28, 2002 3:22 Perfume Bottle I have what I believe is an antique perfume bottle. I have not been able to find a description of it anywhere and was hoping you could help me. It is about 6"-7" tall, and is made of frosted glass. It has a stopper and its mai n feature is a red sun design which has been painted on. It is sort of a "rising sun" I would think with painted rays extending from the sun. I can find no identifying marks on it but am very curious about it. I hope I've given you enough information to go on. I hope to hear from you soon.

  Monday, October 28, 2002 1 Healing oil Dear digger, I have adr. W. H. Alexanders healing oil bottle. It has a cork in it and it is filled with the substance. It even came with an information booklet. The labels on the front and back are paper. It was manufactured in columbus, georgia


Monday, October 28, 2002 1 Embossed creomulsion bottle Digger, I have a 9 inch clear creomulsion bottle. The creomulsion is embossed in a curve on the top, and for coughs due to colds on the bottom. It was not a screw cap. The top is very flat. The bottom has a N in a small square and the other side is the nu mber 7.


Monday, October 28, 2002 1:52 wine bottle? Digger my husband was given a few bottles of wine from the estate of a friend. Among the bottles was a bottle of what we think is a wine bottle but it is different than anything we have ever seen. The bottle stands approximately 14 inches tall. It seems to be covered in a mustard colored leather cover. The bottom of the bottle has a piece of the same color leather cover glued to it. Attached to what seems to be the front of the bottle is two quarter sized medallions, made of plastic, each bearing the same design of 3 small shields or family crest. One of the crest is a silver raised cross, the other shield is two raised silver colored verticale bands, and the other shi eld is two raised silver dots one over the other followed by two straight up and down raisedlines. Attached to the leather cover is a gold colored chain attached to a what seems to be a spare cork. The cork of the bottle is covered in plastic with what I think is the name of the company. It says, DALMAU TARRAGONA, in the center of the plastic is another shield. It seems to be a helmet with feathers and on half are 5 horizontal lines and the other half is a odd shaped circle. Can you tell me anything about this?


Monday, October 28, 2002 1:15 unknown bottle Hello Digger! I just came across your web site and I do hope that you can assist me. I have purchased a number of books and questioned a couple of collectors and no one seems able to tell me about a bottle I have had for well over 25 years. It is 4 1/2 tall, very light blue It is a blown bottle, quite light and thin. 12 sided No label but is imprinted/embossed on the glass, vertically, Oweco N. Y. Climax Syrup(yes it really does say that) I would so appreciate any information you may be able to give me. I have never found out anything at all. Thank you, Barbara


Monday, October 28, 2002 1 AM Subject: Whiskey bottle Hello A friend of mine gave me a bottle the other day that says EC BOOZS on it. The bottle is amber color and has a tapered roof that says 1840 on the ba ck side. The bottom says something like Wheaton NJ and the side says 120 Walnut St Philadelphia. Do you think this bottle is worth anything?Your help is very appreciated.


Sunday, October 2 7, 2002 8:25 1948 unopened Canadian whiskey dear mr. o'dell , my boyfriend has an unopened 1948 Canadian whiskey bottle that his grandmother had given him a couple of years ago. his friends had seen it and said it was probably worth something. it is smaller than a fifth . can you give au any help ? and he also has a 1968 bottle of crown royal unopened. what about this one? thank you . sherrie snderson


Sunday, October 27, 2002 8:11 Re: BottleQuestion I am looking for information on a RC 12OZ soda bottle and don't know where to turn to to find anything out on it. Can you please help me if I give you information on the bottle. Thanks so much, Linda Digger wrote: Part 1Type: Mi crosoft MHTML Document 5. 0 (message/rfc822) Encoding: 7bit


Sunday, October 27, 2002 7:39 Tilfolrd Whisley I had a singing lantern decanter of Mr. Tilford Whiskey un opened. I s it worth saving or consuming?


Saturday, October 26, 2002 11:01 AM Could you tell me if this is what they call disposable coca cola bottle and can tell me what it may be worth peggy


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Saturday, October 26, 2002 5:00 Wine bottle Hi Digger. . . Recently I was given an old bottle of wine. Let me give you some of the details:1. The bottle has what appears to me as ground cork. 2. It has a seal on the top of a black substance with a piece of string imbedded and then the string is sealed with lead. 3. The bottle is dated 1969 and it is mumbered 205095 . It is a product of Spain from the Carinena area or town. The main label has two names on it. I can read the first one that says "Mosen" and the second word starts out Cle???. 4. The only English on either of the labels says, "Vintage 1969 Red Carinena Table Wine. All other words are in Spanish. In Spanish on the back label it says it wasbottledby Vic ente Suso V Perez in Carinena, Spain. Any words of wisdom reply


Sunday, October 27, 2002 7:37 AM Subject: Hi bottle found !!!!!! Hi there, hope you could throw some light on things. My friends boyfriend found a clay bottle whilst digging on a building site in London it is a brown clay bottle and has batleys ginger beer written on it with trade mark, looks very old ( i donít remember anything but glass bottles ) would be grateful of any information you may have regards sonia


Saturday, October 26, 2002 6:25 glass bottle Greetings, Recent dig around 17th C home, found the following glass bottle: 3 3/16" tall 1 7/16" wide bottom, embossed"H" on bottom 3/4" long neck 1" wide top lip 7/16" opening in top Can you provide any info? Leonard Wasserman


Saturday, October 26, 2002 2:59 1957 I have a bottle of 1957 Crown Royal that was not opened, it has two seals unbroken on it the original seal and a Pennsylvania state store seal dated 1957. . . . I was wondering' the value of this item. . . . Can you help me or do you know someone that can???


:08 PM Subject :: BottleQuestionFriday, October 25, 2002 11:35 AM Subject: BottleQuestion Do you know age and origination- clear glass bottle with claw of large bird around the bottom holding a rounded top portion of bottle. Stands 14 1/4 inches tall. Under the claw it return to bottle form for the base. If you're not familiar could you direct me to a site and give me the type of bottle so I can research?Thanks for any help


Friday, October 25, 2002 5:50 1920 C. C. gate bottle I have a 1920 Canadian Club Gate Bottle Circa limited edition b ottle of Whisky. This bottle still has the original, unbroken seal over the top. I was wondering how much this bottle of whisky is worth, and how common or rare (whichever the case may be) it is. Thank you for your response. J. McDonald


Saturday, October 26, 2002 1:54 AM Subject: monkey bottle hey digger, I went thru your sight and can understand why you are months behind. . . it would take me months just to read your q/a's!I can wait till you get around to my question! I have a round, emerald green bottle with a monkey with a tail well, its not embossed, or engraved. . . its raised, and painted gold. I know its ABM (making it after turn of the century) and it has an A with eit her a circle or a G over it at its base. it has 0. 7l above it and 9::72 below it. It is about 13 inches tall with what I think is called a single collar neck. It is in good condition with some wear on the gold paint. My mother found this at Virginia Beach, back in the early 50's. I would love to know what it was used for and how old it is. . . (I already know American Glass Works was in business from 1909 to 1936, but could not find out anymore information - if its even from them). I dont think I could ever part with it, but wouldnt mind knowing if it had monetary value. Thanks for any information you can give me. . . or any direction you can give me to find it myself.


BottleQuestionFriday, October 25, 2002 6 BottleQuestion My brother-in-law found an old RC Co la bottle and I was trying to find out how old the bottle might be. Could you please let me know of any sites that might be able to help me. On the bottom of the bottle it has 59 on the front it has a crown and RC in a diamond shape, the back I am not sure what the sign is. Any help on this is greatly appreciated. Thanks Linda


Thursday, October 24, 2002 11:36 1916 Vic Perfume bottle with dauber/Marinello Perfume Co. Hi D igger. . . I have had an old colorless glass perfume bottle with glass dauber for a veeeery long time. It is three and one half inches tall, frosted on the front, neck and dauber. rectangular in shape with a female form holding a long scarf twisting around her legs. The dauber has a ring of flowers and leaves encircling it. The front of the bottle is inset and frosted but the outter edge has been polished and is clear of frost. The bottle has no markings of any kind that I can see and is slightly irregular on one side of the area surrounding the neck. The bottle was in it's own little padded pink box with fold over snap top. The bottle has a shield shaped lable ( Vic Perfume Marinello ) on the side and there is a tiny greeting card with (2) one cent stamps. . . dated December 24, 191611am. If you could give me any information on this nice little bottle I would appreciate it. Virginia Nelson


Sunday, October 20, 2002 8:01 BottleQuestion Dear Digger, I have an old bottle that I'm trying to identify. Maybe you can tell me what it is & it's approximate worth. It's about 9" tall, light aqua green, BIM, smooth bottom with an "H" & the numbers 2131. It has a blob top, & says "W. Holloman & Co. " "41 & 43 Southern Rd" "Plaistow". It has a pinched in neck with a clear aqua green marble in it. What is the marble for? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! - Happy trails. . . Patti Polk


Monday, August 31, 1998 2: 28 AM Subject: bottle Hi, I recently found a bottle under our house and was wondering if it was worth keeping. It is a coca-cola bottle, and it has the following writing on it. . . Trade Mark Registered Min, Contents 6-fl ozs Bottle Pat D-105529 It also says Jackson Ohio on the bottom of the bottle. P. S I live in Jackson county Ohio! Thank you, Mary Milliken


Sunday, October 20, 2002 2 Bottle Appraisal Dear Sir, Can you possibly provide an appraisal by email if I send scans of a flask? Also, you say one to two weeks; is it possible to have it more quickly? I work with an appraiser and we have a Masonic flask that is included in the appraisal. Everything else is finished and this is the one remaining item. I would feel more comfortable having a second opinion on this. We will certainly pay you for your time and information. By the way, your fee is quite reasonable. Thank you very much, Glynis Rook


Saturday, October 19, 2002 2:38 BottleQuestion hi, i have two bottles i cant track down anywhere. the first is a DR. J. W. Poland's White Pine Compound, 7 1/4", bimal, aqua. i'm almost certain it's nothing special but every time i glance at it, i grimace with not knowing. the second is a little more special i think, its au. s. a. hosp. dept. Iíve seen others at shows in blue, amber, green e ct. but this one is a little different. first of all it's clear, 6 3/4" high, 3 piece mold, tooled lip. the bottom is slightly convex making it a bit wobbely. i can't find this description in any of my books, making it either extremely rare or god forbid as common as hens in a coup. any help you can provide would be much appreciated. one last thing, could you please explain the term open pontiled to me. i know the jagged circle of glass is one, but how about the roundish scare that will catch your finger nail, or the concave circle (like on my polands white pine). are all these considered o. p. i'd hate to list a bottle as such without being 100% sure. i just like to say, you folks provide an invaluable service to nimrods like me. five or six years of collecting and i'm still a new-bee. thanks for everything, richard

Thursday, October 17, 2002 10:58 Perfume/Eau De Cologne Bottle Dear Jack, I'm not sure how old this perfume bottle is. I speak German and know on one side it says Joseph Anton Neuman, to the city of Milan and the German word for Cologne at the bottom. On the other side, it says Johann Paul Feminis, founder of Eau De Cologne 1695 with his picture and I know that he was the founder of Eau De Cologne. Also the cork stopper says Stadt Mailand which means city of Milan. I have attached pictures for your review and input. Thank you. Connie A. Stith


Sunday, October 20, 2002 12 White Horse Wiskey Bottle We have a wiskey bottle with a rasied white horse on it. It has a screw top,and is about 10'' tall. There are some numbers and letters on the bottom G 349C 1UGB. Can you give us any related history and value of it Thanks Larry and Colleen McClelland


Saturday, October 19, 2002 6 owl bottle The bottle we have says "Owl Drug Store, Mt. Clemens, Mich . It has an owl with two wings and ( we think it has a short tail) with five feathers. The owl is looking straight ahead like it's looking at you from the bottle. The owl is perched on a forked branch. Next to the owl on the left side it has the number three with the roman numeral five after it. On the left side of the bottle it has measurements- a line then 1, the a line then 2, then a line then 3, then a line then 4, then a line then 5. Just above the five there is a three a little off to the side. On the right side of the bottle it says- a line then 20, a line then 40, a line then 60, a line then what is supposed to be an eighty, but it looks like a sixty and it couldn't have worn away because there are no traces of any another line to complete the eight. , then a line 4 then 100, then a line then 120, then a line then 140 then a line then 160. Just below the 160 off to the side there is the letters cc. The bottle has bubbles in the glass and has a seam. The bottle is 6. 25 inches long and about 3 inches wide.


Saturday, October 19, 2002 5:54 whiskey jugs and "xxx" My kids consider me a human encyclopedia, but they have stumped me with this one. . . . Why do old whiskey jugs have the "XXX" on them? Thanks, Robert Oberhan d


Saturday, October 19, 2002 4:17 BottleQuestion Hi Digger, I've found two old medicine bottles buried in AZ-very deep. . . They both have the words QUALTIY-PURITY embossed on them although they are different sizes. the bottoms of both are embossed BLUE RIBBON. Any idea of what they are and their age. One is 100 ML and the other 60 ML in size. Any help would be much appreciated. I'm not a collector but am just curious why these were buried so deeply. Thank you for any help. . . Bob


Saturday, October 19, 2002 3 South Carolina Bottle Found In Mountains Jaok20, My name is Jessica and I live in Idaho Falls, Idaho. On a recent hunting trip my dad was hiking the rugged terrain of the mountains in the Spencer area and came across a buried glass bottle. It is approx. 9 inches in height(about the size of a quart j ar. ) The mouth is about the size of my index finger and looks a lot like your picture of the APPLIED DOUBLE COLLAR mouth. The neck is 1 1/2 inches tall and the mold seam stops at the bottom of the neck. The bottom is very smooth with no seams, but it has a small diamond shape with faded letters in the middle. The bottle is rectangular shaped but all of the edges are smooth and round. On the front of the bottle it reads "SOUTH CAROLINA DISPENSARY" with a tree sitting on sticks. The bottle is clear and is not damaged other than the fact that it has been buried in the dirt for a while. We would like to know the age of the bottle, the history, and the value if possible. Thank you! JESSICA MYLER


Saturday, October 19, 2002 2:58 Chas. Bigelow Just happened to find your site while trying to get info on the name of Chas. Bigelow. Love the site. . . I used to go on "privy digs" with a couple of fellows. Miss the fun. Keep up the good work. Now, Iíd like to ask if there is anyway I could find more info on Chas. Bigelow and would you happen to have a photo of him? If so, how would I obtain a copy of anything on him. . . and what would be the cost?


Saturday, October 19, 2002 1:15 Wiser Whisky search Digger & Company: In researching my family's history, I happened across your website, and read the following dialogue exchange: <Dear Sir, I have a bottle of Wiser's Canadian Rye Whiskey that is full of the golden product <from during the Second World War, complete with a pristine label and an intact Canadian Excise <Label sealing the lid dated 1944. I have searched the net extensively and was unable to find any <type of price list for as much as even a similar piece. Is it possible for you to appraise it <for me and further, might you be interested in purchasing it or would I possibly be better <simply to place it on auction with e-bay or some other world-based auction platform? Thank you, <Lorne Barnes <<Lorne, Your question is similar to one above and the one below. There are lots of complete and <<intact whiskey or alcohol bottles around from the last fifty years. I would not be interested <<in purchasing it, but recently I saw a similar item on Ebay bring some good money. It only <<takes two people wanting something to make it collectible. I would suggest an on-line auction <<as a means of selling it. I have no idea when Mr. Barnes wrote to you, but if you are still able to contact him, I would very much appreciate it if you could have him contact me. J. P. Wiser is my great-grandfather, and if he is still in possession of the bottle that he describes, I would be very interested in purchasing it from him. Thank you in advance for your assistance. Robert


Saturday, October 19, 2002 11:27 AM Subject: decanter HI my name is Sharon and I have two 1776 decanters made by Tiffany & co. and are filled with Seagram whisky. They have never beenopen. Would you know their value or where I could find out this information.


Saturday, October 19, 2002 5:35 AM Subject: Bottle Issue I see that you are in the business of finding bottles, maybe you can help me. I am looking for a bottle with a 10 inch opening and about 12 inches deep. The bottle must be able to have a lid screwed on. The bottle must be able to withstand 80 degrees C 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Ideally the glass type should be Borosi licate. Also no digging for these bottles, they need to be fresh out of the box. Best Regards Doug EMAIL DISCLAIMER Please Note: The information contained in this message may be privileged and confidential, protected from disclosure, and/or intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you a re hereby notified that any disclosure, distribution, copying or other dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you received this communication in error, please immediately reply to the sender, delete the message and destroy all copies of it. Thank You


Friday, October 18, 2002 7:05 i found a bottle Hi my name is sonnny. . i found a bottle in my woods when i was about 10 years old. It sats Ec Boozs old cabin whiskey on the side of it. . it says the year 1840 on it. . i would like to know more about this bottle. can you help me? if you can please write back. . thank you


Friday, October 18, 2002 5:18 information Hello can you help me please a few years ago, An ol d friend of mine brought me a bottle back from where he was working at the time, Since then the bottle has just been on a shelf in my home, I cant seem to find any information about the bottle is it possible that you could tell me any information about it maybe where i can sell it if so it would be much appreciated, The bottle has written on it Marquis De Puysegur vintage 1924 c. v. g. a 40240 La Dastide D'Armagnac 70cl40%ALC/VOL Thankyou very much MR Whalley


Friday, October 18, 2002 7:27 Re: BottleQuestion Sorry I couldn't open the attachment with your message. Please try again. Thanx. P. From: "Digger" "Patricia Gillespie"

Friday, October 18, 2002 1:02 BottleQuestion HELLO! I have an old beer bottle that's green and it sa ys i'ts( GATOR LAGER)the beer with a bite from AUBURNDALE,FL. 33823 a 355ml. or 12oz. Thanks


Friday, October 18, 2002 3:51 price for George Dickel powder keg bottl e? I have a bottle of George Dickel (powder keg) 1964 that seems to be un opened an in the box, what would it's value be and where might be able to sell it? Robert


Friday, October 18 , 2002 6:02 AM Subject: Deep Springs Tennessee whiskey Hello, I don't know if you can help me or not. I don't have a bottle, however, what I have is a framed whiskey ad. It is for Deep Springs Tennessee Whiskey and depicts a woman in early 1900's garb sitting on a trunk at a R. R. station. - I have been trying for several years now to find out something about this company, with no luck. -If you have any information or know who I could contact that might be able to help me, I would ap preciate it. THANK YOU Vanna

Wednesday, October 16, 2002 6:28 Can you tell me what I have? Hello, I have had this bottle for over 25 years and got it at an auction in a box of stuff in Colorado. I was told years ago it may be a post office bottle or something like that. The thing I noticed most is that it has lots of air bubbles in it, a slight purplish hue, and most interesting is that it has the words patented with the date Feb - and all I can make out is 90 but what is also interesting is that it is as though it was double embossed because the first layer with these words is deep in the base and it looks as though they restamped over it with the same words with another layer of glass. Now it makes it hard to see what year it is 1790 or 1890. I am thinking of putting it on ebay, but because of it's rarity due to the misprint at the bottom I really want to not only know what it is but what it may be worth. I appreciate any information you can provide me. Thank You Debbie


Thursday, October 17, 2002 6:51 1910 Thermos Hello, I recently acquired a Thermos American vacuum bottle that appears to be quite old, but am unable to find any info on. The Thermos consists of an outer cylinder of green painted tin 3. 75 inches in diameter and 13. 25 inches in height. The lid is twist to lock and not screw on. On the lid is stamped Thermos American, and on the bottom is stamped Thermos American PAT. MAR. 15. 1910. Inside there is a wide mouth vacuum bottle (3 inches in diameter) with a cork stopper. This is cushioned by a cardboard corrugated sleeve and a two piece metal ring arrangement in the bottom. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Brian Bronson


Thursday, October 17, 2002 4:54 AM Subject: Sir robt& Co Old Tom Gin Sir Robt & Co Old Tom Gin Aqua colored al most looks like a lady's legThanking you for any help great kind and thoughtful web page happy seasons to you. . .


Also have a Hamlin's Wizards Oil Chicago Ill would love any info on them. .


Thursday, October 17, 2002 10:30 AM Subject: BUCKY BADGER BOTTLE I have a Bucky Badger liquor bottle with the following on the bottle:Heritage Ch in a copyright 1974 GR-9,Ezra Brooks. . . then an H with 220 written in the middle of it. It is shaped like a badger, holding a hockey stick. Can you tell me the value of this bottle. Thank you


Thursday, October 17, 2002 10:39 AM Subject: Gregory vinegar My mother has a Gregory vinegar jug that has Elko county pure apple juice vinegar Paducah, Kentucky on it. I did find a 3" jug listed on the internet for $70 but I could not find any for the larger sized jug


Wednesday, October 16, 2002 9:33 Needing info on bottle. Pic included. . About 2 or 3 weeks ago while i was ouot metal detecting i found what looks like it use to be an old bottle dump. Now for the past week i have been digging bottles. I have a bunch i have questions on but donít what to bug ya with all them. This one i like because its got the anchor on the front. What i would like to know is how old, and value. maybe if you can get a date on this bottle i would also know about the year all the others i am finding are from. Here is the info on it. 1)On the front as you can see in pic. It says TRADE MARK REC. U. S. PAT. OFF. and in between TRADE and MARK is the anchor 2)Looking at the pic. On the upper side it says F. A. d RICHTER & Co Inc. 3)On the lower s ide it says NEW YORK 4)The bottle stands 5in and is about 1and a half in. wide 5)Its a cork stopper mouth. I am sorry its not a better pic. But the only way i have of getting pictures on the web is by scanning them. I do hope theres enuf info. Thanks for any help. . John




Wednesday, October 16, 2002 8 PM My husband has a green 7-Up bottle that was made in 1947 in Roanoke-Danville Va. It has a picture of who we think is Ester Williams. It's in excellent condition. Do you have any idea of what it's worth? Tina Shifflett - Get more from the Web.


Wednesday, October 16, 2002 7:05 Old Joe Gideon I have a 1/2 pint bottle of "Old Joe Gideon" whiskey. I cannot find any reference to that distillery. Can you enlighten me? Ted Weil


Tuesday, October 15, 2002 9:24 BottleQuestion Hi , My mother is selling this bottle this Saturday at an estate auction. 14 1/2" tall and 6" across the barrel Man sitting on a barrel with flask in right hand and jug or b ottle in left Great condition, no markings We bought it at an estate auction in 1968 form a great aunte -

Wednesday, October 16, 2002 3:21 AM Subject: bottle worth 1857 Gilbeys Spey Royal Scotch Whiskey all 100 monthscotch whiskied amd blended in Scotland THE DANCING SCOT MUSIC DECANTER Please help, Joe


Wednesday, October 16, 2002 2 WWII era "Johnston" bottle Digger: My last name is Johnston. While watching a WWII documentary on television (about war correspondent Ernie Pyle) my wife and I caught a 2 second glimpse of a group of Marines hunkered down on a South Pacific island. One of the Marines had what appeared to be a qu art-sized bottle of booze (round, I think) with the name "JOHNSTON" clearly imprinted in large letters on the paper label. The remaining information was too small to read on the TV, mostly because it flashed by so quickly that all we really noticed was the name. Was there a brand of Johnston whiskey, vodka, beer, or other drink around during that time? Where would it have come from? Was it something that might have been available through the PX, or more likely "contraband" of some sort? Any clue? Thanks, Lane Johnston Santa Cruz, CA PS. . My father is a WWII army air corps vet, and was stationed in India for a time during the war, and would be fascinated with the answer to the Johnston bottle riddle above.


Wednesday, October 16, 2002 11:08 AM Subject: BottleQuestion I sent an email to you earlier about two jars one was a Kinsella-1874-True mason and the other one was a Drey Square Mason these are both clear, I thind I forgot to put that in the other message. Thank You.


Wednesday, October 16, 2002 11:02 AM Subject: True Mason Jars -Kinsella-1874 I am trying to date two old jars that I have if you could give ma some info on these jars i would appreciate it. One is a clear 7inch round molded jar with the words Kinsells-1874-True Mason and the other jar is square molded with the words Drey Square Mason on it. They also have Zinc and glass tops on them.


Monday, March 17, 2003 :27: Old leather covered bottle wine flask? hieroglyphs? Maybe Spain?Tuesday, October 15, 2002 4:16 Old leather covered bottle wine flask? hieroglyphs? Maybe Spain? I am so intrigued by this old leather covered glass bottle / flask. The owner was a senior tha t said she received it as a wedding present she thought it was from Spain and that is was for wine. Any thoughts on how I could identify what it is? Thanks for your help! Anna Marie


Tues day, October 15, 2002 6:20 IOwa pop bottle WE found an old pop bottle from an old warehouse in Montecello, Iowa. The soda pop factory ran from 1920 to approximately 1940. The bottle is what I am trying to research. It definitely was poured because it is very thick. Still has the metal stopper inside on a wire. ON the bottom of the bottle is a star. Not like the star of David but up0side down v'x in four angles. . . Can't draw it out sorry. The bottle company might have been in Iowa to o?I think there was one in Cedar Rapids at one time, Dubuque and Waterloo? Anything you can find will be helpful. Patricia McHenry


Tuesday, October 15, 2002 5:32 rotterdam bottle We just obtained an old "beer jug", or "crock jug", it appears to be handmade. It is embossed with: 3/4L JLSTKAMP&ZOON&MOLYM ROTTERDAM on back D. 4. any ideas? how old? worth? thanks, Mike and Sheila Reed


Tuesday, October 15, 2002 12 Dr. Pepper Bottle Please help me to properly identify this bottle. It is green, on the bottom is: Dr. Pepper Montgomery ALA. On its side at the bottom is:LGW1. It has seventeen rings around the bottle in the upper half area of the bottle. No embossing or label. What is the identification name and value? Thanks,


Monday, October 14, 2002 9:23 Purex Bottle Digger, I found a brown glass bottle with no markings on it except on the bottom. There it reads: PUREX 4N61 U. S. PAT'S. NO's. 2,831,593 2,831,594 Any worth? Thanks! Steve


Monday, October 14, 2002 4:50 Brookville Distillery Digger, Can't seem to find a ny info on: Whiskey, Brookville Distillery, Cincinnati, OH-clear, BIM, 1/2 pint, sunburst pattern, ground lip, metal screw on cap, full intact label stating "Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year - Our Finest 1880", ex cond Also have it's big sister: Whiskey, Brookville Distillery, clear, BIM, 1 quart, squat shape w/ fluted neck, full intact label, ex cond. Value? Thanks Much, Tom


Monday, October 14, 2002 10:39 AM Subject: Nurser Bottle Hi Digger, The bottle I am wondering about is oval-it lays on its side. The top is embosssed with GuyasutaNurser with a Star inbetween. It is 6" from end to end. I realize it is a nurser, but am wondering about age and value. Any info. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Kate[Image]


Monday, October 14, 2002 1:38 Information wanted Digger I have a cobot blue bottle that has CASADIS MILANO lt 2 TUS DE FRUITS. I am sure its not worth much but just interested in what it contained. What a neat sit and service for us other diggers. God Bless, Mary


Monday, October 14, 2002 9 AM Subject: Bottle Question Hi Digger, I have two mystery bottles that I got from my grand father. I haven't a clue as to what they are. Maybe you know or could graciously point me in the right direction to look. They are pale aqua in color and are approx. 13. 5 inches high. . . have ribbing or lines that run up the sides of them. They are an odd shape as you can see from the picture. The lip is somewhat rolled. I have searched forever on the antique bottle website but can't find anything close to it. Thanks for your time. Mollie Matthews Wingo, KY

  Sunday, October 13, 2002 4:12 crock Hi I have this crock and have been searching the net and have not found anything near like it. It has no name brand on it and on the bottom its just says. . . . pot Made in England. Am enclosing a picture with the hopes that you can tell me what it is and the approximate age. . . the spigot is made of wood and the top is all pottery and screws in. Thank you so much in advance. . . enjoyed your site very much! Regards G. Brown


Monday, October 14, 2002 8:54 AM Subject: hinds honey and almond Dear Sir, I would like to know age/history of a bottle I found. It a small bottle (4"), rectangular with no label. The color is clear and the condition is good. Markings on front: Hinds Honey and Almond Cream, A. S. Hinds Co. , Bloomfield, N. J. U. S. A. Markings on bottom: A. S. Hind's Co. , 1C 4 - 1A H 58 Thank you very much for any consideration you might give this inquiry. Sincerely, Polly Mullinnex


Monday, October 14, 2002 8:58 AM Subject: Hello Did you get the email i sent you on the ATLAS RYE BOTTLE VERN.


Monday, October 14, 2002 5:12 AM Subject: BottleQuestion Dear sirs, I have 3 bottles that are giving me a hard time finding its value. I have a white Fitzgerald original sour mash bottle. A Pepe Lopez tequila brown pitcher which says "The Spirit of Mexico on it. Then I have a black jug type bottle that read Hussong's 99% agave Tequila on it. This is a large field to check out. Can you help me find the value on these? Thank you Jeanne Long


Monday, October 14, 2002 3:05 AM Subject: hi and thanks in advance Sorry to bother you if this is a common question. But i would appreciate any info as i have been looking for the past few days on the internet with no success. . . anyhow i have found a bottle that is appx 7 inches high with a large 1" mouth (with threads so it evidently had a screw on lid). The bottle is embossed with "The J. R. Watk ins Co. " running vertically down the front. On the bottom of the bottle the numbers 12 and 6 are on the left and right sides (respectively) of what is presumably the watkins logo (a circle overtop of a horizontal type diamond with what looks like the letter I in the center) Under this logo is also the number 7 followed by a period. My question is mainly . . . how old is this bottle and does it carry value if any. . . thanks so much for your time in reading this and sorry to bother you if this is a common find. thanks trevor hipps grove city,pa


Monday, October 14, 2002 9 Old Pop Bottles My name is Kay Barclay, we are renting a 25 acrea farm in West Virginia while doing some work with a ditch witch we uncovered a couple of pop bottles with real old dates on them I am wanting to find out their value if any. . . . The first one is a Knee High Grape Bottle with a Patton Stamp on the bottom saying Desion Pat. D. Mar 03, 1925. The second one is a Big Boy Pop Bottle with Big Boy imprented in the glass its self,Bottom of the bottle says Min. Cont 9 fl oz Patented April 12, 1927. Would you have any information on these Bottles and if you do would you let me know. . Thank You Very Much Kay Barcla y


Sunday, October 13, 2002 8 PM My dad bought a few bottles while visiting Guyana, South America. The main bottle has Blankenheym & Nolet Schiedam printed on it. It is not glass. The bottle is shaped like some that I saw on your website, but daddy's has a handle and is covered with what I would describe as some kind of clay ("little brown jug" stuff). All of the Blankenheym & Nolet bottles I have seen are glass. Would this be imitation of some sort?Thanks, Susan


Sunday, October 13, 2002 7:34 PM This bottle was found in the mud in the fla keys can you tell me anything about it lable on the bottle says Buffalo water Lithia springs Nature Meteria Medica R. Ehrenkaufer


Sunday, October 13, 2002 8:30 weird bottle w/ red cork Hi, Digger. I'm not a bottle collector, but I happened across this page while trying to find out (for my great-uncle) how much an unopened bottle of Pluto Water would be wo rth. Never used one myself, but from what I saw of some friends in college, I'd guess that this bottle isn't a wine bottle but a bong. . . Arielle [ http://www. bottlebooks/questions/Oct2000/October2000. htm ]http://www. bottlebooks/questions/Oct2000/October2000. htm Can you tell me anything about this old wine bottle? I can't find anything like it on ebay and I am thinking about putting it up for auction. A lot of the big label is torn away and the one on top is missing the lower left cor ner. I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks, Don


Don, That's one wild bottle. You've got me on this one. Perhaps ice was to be put in the hole with the red cork to cool the wine. Clearly some effort went into making it. Maybe a reader has an idea. Digger [ http://www. bottlebooks/questions/Oct2000/wine1. jpg yes">   http://www. bottlebooks/questions/Oct2000/wine1. jpg


Sunday, October 13, 2002 8:05 BottleQuestion I have a large bottle 21" long an d sides are 6". The bottom is rounded can not stand jar up. Lid has ARIDORon it with Chicago Il on it. I have a collar that appears to screw apart and fit on it the bottom of the collar seems to have been attached to something at one time . can you tell me what it was used for and any other info would be helpful. LId is in excellent shape and has other wording on it Thanks Bev


Saturday, October 12, 2002 9:16 AM Subject: Old Clay Bottle Measures 12 inches high and 11-1/2 diameter. It is made of clay and hand painted design. The letters engraved are HERZOGTHUM NASSAU. . . R Num 8. . . There is a circle within a circle stamped SELTERSand what appear s to be a lion type character in the center circle. The bottom of bottle has swirls. . . Hope you will be able to tell me more about this


Saturday, October 12, 2002 8:05 Antique Coca Cola bottles I have found 3 old CocaCola bottles. . . I have searched everywhere trying to find out if they have any value. The bottles have city names printed on the bottom so I know that they are dated before 1960 but the part that interests me most is:2 of the bottles have a patent # printed in the glass on the front of the bottle. The other has no patent # it says: " Trademark registered in US patent office" where the other s say "Trademark registered, patent # 12345(gives the #). . . why would this one not have the # listed as the other 2? Is that significant? there is slight variation in the bottles themselves as well. . . . . but they are all 3 green contour bottles. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. . . . if you could just point me in the right direction. . . . . . . . Thank you Terry


Sunday, October 13, 2002 4:30 BottleQuestion Hi John, I found your e-mail address while searching for prices on viobots. If you have any for sale or are able to direct me to a reasonable dealer, let me know via e-mail or at the P. O. My sister would like a violin or banjo bottle or both for Christmas. Thanx , Patsi


Sunday, October 13, 2002 10:55 AM Subject: I found this bottle Digger(?) I'm not really a collector, but I was helping on a west Texas ranch and happened to find a bottle while gathering cattle. it's approx 4 1/2" tall, rectangular in shape with this written on it: Chamberlain's Colic Cholera and Diarrhea Elixir is this familiar to you? Thanks, Steve Berry Monahans,Texas Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger: http://messenger. msn


Saturday, October 12, 2002 5 Wheaton Ball and claw Bitters Hello, how does one tell If the bottle is an original or a reproduction? The bottle I have is an amber color and the bottom has no numbers. Just "Wheaton NJ" and a odd shape stamped into the glass. I don't want to buy a book for just one bottle so I thought I'd ask you. Thanks for any he lp you may be able to give. Tina [ http://www. bottlebooks/Repros/reprod6. jpg ] http://www. bottlebooks/Repros/reprod6. jpgthis was taken from your website.


Sunday, October 13, 2002 10:38 AM Subject: Pepsi Bottle Dear Digger, We found a 16oz embossed Pepsi Cola Bottle. US Patent Number Des PAT 120277. It also has onthe bottom of the bottle TMC in the middle, an S on the top. The mouth of the bottle is folded over. The glass is very heavy. The bottom of the bottle is not smooth. We think it is circa 1950's, what can you tell us about it and is it worth anything?


Monday, March 17, 2003 :22: Black Knight From: Saturday, October 12, 2002 4 Black Knight Hi Digger, not sure if you can help. I live in New Zealand and have found an old Cognac Decanter in my late fathers possessions. It is in the shape of a Black Knight on a Horse. The Glass is Black with Gold Paint and the stopper is the Knights head. It has a label on it with the words Armagnac & Castagnon and wonder if you can provide me with any other History that is associated with this Decanter. Are you familiar with this bottle, and do you know how old it might be. Regards Melanie


Saturday, October 12, 2002 3:34 John Henry Lees Hi I hope you can help me . My name is Tim and I am from Ontario Canada . I have found a very unusual bottle and I am having no luck with books or the library as far as identifying what it was for and its age . It is a pale see through green color and has the writing John Henry Lees on top and Old trafford below and in between that there is a large anchor . The thing that makes really different is that the top portion is semi closed in by the glass and has a round alley like piece of glass in it , that seems to act as a flow control . Hope you can tell me what it is and how old it is . Thanks Tim


Saturday, October 12, 2002 1 medicine bottles hi digger, i have two brockway glass clown medince bottles that was given to me in the 80's. i also have McKesson and Robbins pursin laxatives tablets, it contains 35 tablets in a small glass bottle then i also have 3 ramon's brownie pills in a wooden container it have 25 pills in it. could you please let me know what they maybe worth. thanks kim Mo nday, March 17, 2003 :15: Kreml Tonic Bottle Attachments:


Saturday, October 12, 2002 11:37 AM Subject: Kreml Tonic Bottle Hello: Recently saw your request for a picture. A Kreml Hair Tonic Bottle was found today in a pit next to a new housing development - any idea what it could be worth? Any info. would be appreciated. LWaite New Brunswick, Canada

Saturday, October 12, 2002 2:54 AM Subject: Ceramic Kahlua Bottle Can you please tell m e the worth of this particular bottle and any possible info on history. I've had it for many years as a decorative piece in my bar area. Since I'm no longer drinking I was thinking of selling all my Bar decor in a Family Garage sale. This bottle is approx. 14" tall with embossing around the top and intricate art on the front. It almost looks like it may be Aztec or Egyptian type art. The top is a head with a cork encasing. The actual label is still attached to the back and is register no. 37426, with a date of May 1937. I've attached 2 photos. Any information you may have would be helpful. Thank you Tina Hayden Oklahoma City, OK


Friday, October 11, 2002 3 Question - "Wilken Family Blended Whiskey" bottle . . . . . . . . Hello Sir, My neighbor found this bottle in the attic of an old home. It's old, and not in very good shape. We're wondering when it was made. Here are some photos of it. Please let me know anything you can about it. (see attached . jpegs please) . . . More bottle information: 1)the bottom has these numbers 970 A 49M-87A 2)the front has these numbers:AC 5435. 01 and on the right it has: (2-48) We can't find a date. We were curious to know if it's worth anything. Please send a message to me at this address when/if you are able to find anything. We thank you, sir. Thanks, Mike -

Saturday, October 12, 2002 1:56 AM Subject: 1/2 gal. fruit jar Diggeri've had this jar for ages,because i like old canning jars, my husband brought this jar home from a job. He found it in the rafters in an attic. IT is a 1/2 gallon canning jar, label says "Golden Gate Fruit Co. with black and red letters . It has a picture of a pineapple and pineapple slices on a green plate. The words Crushed Pineapple are in green and black letters. Haswire and glass lid. They had fruit companies in San Gabriel Alhambra,Cal. New York,N. Y. on the bottom it has either no. 6 with line under it or its a no. 9 with line under it. am curious as how old it is? sorry don't have pic. the label has tears on it, but i love it anyway!! i doubt that there is any value but if you have any info. would love to know. thank you linda skoff


Friday, October 11, 2002 6:50 help identify bottles Dear Digger, I work at an old cannery site in Southeast Alaska. Recently we have been doing some excavating. We have come across some very interesting bottles and I wandered if you could help me to identify some of them. We are not just interested in value, but more importantly the history; how old they are and what were they used for. . . . etc. . . I have done a little research of my own, and have a vague idea about some of them . We get a couple of new ones a day from the construction crew. 1. )a purplish bottle about 7 3/4" tall. Square body(2 3/4" x 2 3/4") with cut corners which make the design in the sides look "cathedral". Neck and lip are about 1 1/2" tall. Seam does not extend past the lip or onto the neck. Lip is flared . Bottom is indented with a square. No marking and many tiny air bubbles in the glass itself. To me it looks like it may have been a liquor bottle of some sort. 2. ) a clear sandwich shaped bottle with" HHH Horse Medicine" embossed on it. It has "18" and "F" printed on the bottom. Seam does not extend past the lip. About 6 1/4" long. On the side it reads:D. D. T. 1868. 3. ) a very light aqua bottle about 4 1/2" tall with "Trade - Thomas A. Edison (in script) - Rec. U. S. Mark Pat. OFF. - 3 0z. - Special Battery Oil - Thomas A. Edison Inc. - Orange, NJ U. S. A. 4. ) a clear 4 1/4" bottle with seam overtop of the lip. Embossed with 'LISTERINE- Lambert Pharmacal Company. Diamond shape on the bottom. 5. )a long, clear, heavy cylindrical shaped bottle about 8" tall. Up from the bottom 6 inches it indents to a smaller size and then the lip flares back out. The seam does run over the lip. To me it looks like that miniature "Murine" bottle you showed on your website. 6. ) This one I know must not be very old, but my boss is interested in knowing what year it is. It is a large brown bottle (12 ") It has the "Federal law forbids. . " andĒ Exporters - Hudson's Bay Company - Edinburgh, Scotland"On the bottom it has SA136 - K - Bottle made in United Kingdom - I - UGB The bottle is empty, but it has a cork top that is covered with metal and also has the Hudson's Bay Company insignia on it. Thank you so much for your time and I anxiously await your reply.


Thursday, October 10, 2002 Can you help me please Hello digger, I have this bottle and can't find anything on it. Can you tell me something about it. and what it may be worth. It is 11 1/2" high. Thank you for your time. Vern - - - - - -




Friday, October 11, 2002 1 AM Subject: bottle question Hi, Digger. My husband finds a lot of old bottles. One he found h as the word "SQUIBB" on it. It is an amber colored bottle about 5" tall. On the bottom it says "Bottle made in USA". Could you tell me what this was used for and if it has any value. He also has what looks like a cologne bottle with "FITCH'S" on the bottom. It is about 4" tall and clear. Was Fitch a cologne company? Thanks. Windy Lanzl


Thursday, October 10, 2002 8:58 bottle I have a cobalt blue, pfizer doh??? philadelphia could you give me some idea of the history and a price?


Thursday, October 10, 2002 10:01 Re: BottleQuestion I just now realized that I have sent you mail by mistake. I have another person in my area who I worked with many years ago also named Digger - and for some reason I thought I was mailing him. I apologize for this error. Sorry for the inconvenience. Bill Logan


Thursday, October 10, 2002 8:12 cobalt blue bottle Hi. I am a fifth grader and we went on a dig. I found a blue piece of bottle with the words Mill on it. The rest was broken off. I think it might be a Miller beer bottle but if it is it is very old because the glass piece where the name is embossed is flat not rounded like the current beer bottles. From looking at bottle websites I have determined that the bottle color is cobalt blue. I have to try to identify this bottle for my school project. Can you help me or do you know someone who could. I would appreciate any response you can give me since I get to put all answers in my report. I need to know approximate age and if Miller beer ever distributed their beer in blue bottles. Thanks so much. Cathy


Thursday, Octobe r 10, 2002 5:34 Replacement cork for stoppers I recently obtained several bottles where the stoppers had cork attatched to a glass stem. However, much of the cork needs to be replaced. Where is a good source of replacement cork? Thanks for your help. L. A. McNeal


Thursday, October 10, 2002 6:00 Bottle question. I've been acquiring attractive older bottles to place in my window - and trying not to spend much, but I've had some good luck so far in locating bottles valued $10-20 each and paying less than $5 each. Two I've purchased, however, I cannot find any info on. One is an H. H. Ricker Co. vanilla extract bottle with the original label and the other is a (soda ?) bottle - Platkin & Shultz, 60 Pike St. NY and on the bottom: "Boley MFG Co. NY" and the color is a light aqua. I'm interested in values if you know anything about them. I can take pictures if you are interested. Thanks, Daryl


Thursday, October 10, 2002 4:04 RP Bottle Dear Digger,I have an emerald green Royal Palm Soda bottle, property of coca-cola bottling co. Pat D Nov. 6, 1923, 6-flu. ozs. On the bottom it reads "Cedar Rapids Iowa". The bottle is unusually heavy. Can you give me any info? (value,rarity) Thanks,NL

Tuesday, October 08, 2002 9:39 Bottle Identification I have two bottles that I found in British Columbia Canada I am hoping you can help me identify and find some history on. I have been unable to find any reference to these. They are both apparently soda bottles. The first is a 10 oz green bottle with a painted label (picture of front & back attached). It is for a soda called 2-way. On the back of the bottle it says 'Drink, sip, mix it too-2-way pleases you!' On the bottle bottom it reads "Bottled under authority" around the circumference with the words "WYNOLA CORP LTD. " above which is the letter L followed by a triangle with the letter D inside and the number 9, and below which is the number 4. The second bottle is also green with a painted label as shown in the attached photo. It is embossed at the shoulder with "Cont. 7 fl. oz". The bottom reads "orange crush limited RD. 1947" around the circumference with the letter B followed by a triangle with a D inside followed by the number 2 (all on the left) a large stylized "G" in script in the center and the number 7 on the right Pictures #2 & 3 will be in following emails I appreciate any information on the history and value of these bottles. Teresa Carr, Prince George BC Canada


Thursday, October 10, 2002 10:36 AM Subject: Bottles value? Dear Digger, Recently I was at a flea market down at Myrtle Beach S. C. I came across some pop bottles and a beer bottle. The bottles are still sealed and full. The pop bottles are as followed- Sun Drop -clear green with Dale Earnhart's picture and 1979 rookie of the year, this is in yellow background red letters and his head is white with ball cap on with his name on it also. Then I have two long neck Pepsi bottles sealed and full with Richard Petty's picture on one and a Carolina Legend 33 years of stock car racing on it. The ot her is marked A celebration to mark 1992 fan appreciation tour Richard Petty's final year as a driver. I have a Coor's beer bottle shaped like a Bat with the number 18 on it -full and sealed, bottle is brown writing and design is cream color with blue writing. I also have a brown empty Schlitz bottle with a trim around the bottom two inches wide and black design in center of design is marked 1849. I also bought a blue Shirley Temple Pitcher with her picture stamped on it. They used to be in Quaker Oats cereal years ago. I only have the pitcher, I believe there is two or three more pieces. I got it for $40. 00. Could you tell me if you know the value or approximate value of any or all? I have a lot of old things in my china cupboard I got from my mom amd grandmother too. I'll ask about them another time. Thank you ever so much,




Thursday, October 10, 2002 6:59 AM Subject: BottleQuestion Hi, Thank you for this site. My question is: I have Hennsey & Nolan : Alb any, New York ; Mineral Water bottle. On the back is a picture of the Capitol Building and has the Empire State trade mark. The bottle is Aqua=Blue and stands about 7" high. I believe it to have a blob top. I am having trouble dating this bottle and finding info on Hennsey & Nolan. Can you direct me? Thank you, Ed




Wednesday, October 09, 2002 7:55 Clay and Stone Bottles Hi Digger, I just finished reading through your entire site of "Questions I Get". Boy are you busy. I did not notice anything relat ed to my question and don't know if you can respond to this or not. My Dad has several, various sized bottles. They are all brown and appear to be made of a heavy clay or stone like material. They are quite heavy and are the size of perhaps a quart or 1/2 quart. There are no marks on the bottoms, but "engraved" names appear on one side of each bottle. They are marked, "Arlen and Son"; DR. Cronk; and (some initial) Cullon, respectively. Dad lives in Illinois so we believe the bottles are from the Chicago, Joliet area. Our questions are, what would these types of containers have been used for and how old would you guess they may be? Thanks for any help you can offer, I'm sorry I could not send photos. I'll be tuning in hoping to see your reply. Pat and Ken from Lockport, Illinois


Wednesday, October 09, 2002 2 question a straubmuller elixir bottle. . . Hey Digger, I came across your website while trying to lear about this bottle I found at a garage sale last week-end. It is emerald green with a square base that rises as it expands in size. Each side has an arch design. On one side all embossed it says "STAUBMULLER" (also in an arched design) then "ELIXIR" then has a tree design and under that is says "TREE of LIFE SINCE 1880" On the other side is says also embossed "NECTAR of THE GOLDEN LIFE of HEALTH and VITALITY" I looked on a few sites and only found reference to small 3" high bottle except this one is about 7" tall. As for the mouth of the bottle it has a small mold seam and the whole seam on the bottle covers at a 45 degree angle to the square shape. Also on the bottom it has embossed pretty shallow "WHEATON, NJ"I am pretty much just curious how rare, if at all, and how much something like this might be worth. I like the bottle and have thought about starting a collection so I won't sell it regardless. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. . . Ė


Wednesday, October 09, 2002 9:09 AM Subject: to sell my antique bottles I am looking to sell my antique bottles they might need some of what you describe on your web site. Is there any one that wants to buy used fish and reptile equipment.


I have questions relating to several bottles I have , but will ask about thm at different times . Fir st I have 2 bottles from Elmira , ny called eagle bottling works Im looking for the history of them so i can put them on display. thank you



Tuesday, October 08, 2002 8:03 old bottle do you know anything about this bottle ,what year ,maker any imfo would be nice thanks Charlene ps please see picture


Tuesday, October 08, 2002 9:26 Bottle Identification I have two bottles that I found in British Columbia Canada I am hoping you can help me identify and find some history on. I have been unable to find any reference to these. They are both apparently soda bottles. The first is a 10 oz green bottle with a painted label (picture of front & back attached). It is for a soda called 2-way. On the back of the bottle it says 'Drink, sip, mix it too -2-way pleases you!' On the bottle bottom it reads "Bottled under authority" around the circumference with the words "WYNOLA CORP LTD. " above which is the letter L followed by a triangle with the letter D inside and the number 9, and below which is the number 4. The second bottle is also green with a painted label as shown in the attached photo. It is embossed at the shoulder with "Cont. 7 fl. oz". The bottom reads "orange crush limited RD. 1947" around the circumference with the letter B followed by a t riangle with a D inside followed by the number 2 (all on the left) a large stylized "G" in script in the center and the number 7 on the right I appreciate any information on the history and value of these bottles. Teresa Carr, Prince George BC Canada[


Tuesday, October 08, 2002 8:19 1/4 pint Milk Bottle While out metal-detecting with my wife & son in the forest preserve my son found a 1/4 pint milk bottle. It's approximately 5" high & has this writing on it: " This Bottle Property Of And Filled By Murphy Ward Dairy Co. ", Chicago. On the other side it says: Sealed "This Bottle Not Sold" Wash And Return Registered. Then it has a number 52 with a Capital letter L under the Number 52. Could you possibly tell me roughly when this Dairy company was in business from & how old the bottle is? Also is it worth anything at all. Thank You, Bri an Kirk


Tuesday, October 08, 2002 7:32 Avon I have a sachet called golden promise, from Avon, still in the gold box, and the box says sixty-second anniversary 1886-1948. It is a full bottle, although I did not op en it, it looks like it is the pinkish powder that woman put on their face. I am looking for some idea as to the value of this product. Thank you,


Tuesday, October 08, 2002 1:37 1939 grapette bottle I have a 1939 grapette bottle bottled in Camden Arkansas. It is 6 ozs and in perfect condition. I was wondering if you knew some history of this bottle. Ive been told that it is the first year that grapette was made. Also do you know the value of this bottle. It would be greatly appreciated if you could help me out. Thanks so much Lance Love


Tuesday, October 08, 2002 11:52 AM Subject: Bols Ballerina Hello, I came across your web site while trying to find out some information on a bottle I have. It is a liqueur bottle. Bols Ballerina. It is a product of Holland. It seems very old. It has a wooden cork. Clear glass bottle, with a music box ballerina inside. She is wearing a red dress. The bottle still contains some of the liqueur. It is in very good condition, the music box still works. I would appreciate your reply, if you have any information about this item and/ or it's value. Thank you for your time. _LISA CLARK


Sunday, October 06, 2002 8 BottleQuestion Dear Sir,I have 2 bottles that I can't seem to locate on the net. . . The First is a Sears Bottle and the second is a AMF & Co. bottle. . . . Could you tell me any thing about these?Thanks Lanny Sherer (Photos attached)


Tuesday, October 08, 2002 10:08 AM Subject: re: I ha ve a question Hey, My name is Angela. I have a whiskey flask from the Gooderham and Worts, limited, out of Toronto, Canada. It is still full with 100% ProofAmerican Bourbon Whiskey. The bottle is a Dark Brown color with the face and beard of an old man that covers the whole glass. Both labels are still intact and in excellent condition. There is the original shot glass made of tin on the top. It says the company was established in 1832 and is Canadas oldest distillery. The company is no longer in operation. I wanted to know if this bottle would be worth anything and if it is how much. Thanks for your time, Angela


Tuesday, October 08, 2002 10:06 AM Subject: Dr. Miles new heart cure Dear Sir I have an old Bottle embossed with Dr. Miles new heart cure and was wondering if you could tell me anything about it. I was able to find a couple of pictures of the bottle on line but I don't know its worth of even where its made. Any help you could give would be great. Thanks. Bob Bristol,CT


Tuesday, October 08, 2002 11:09 AM Subject: old bottles Dear Digger, My husband and I collect small and mini bottles, we recently found 5 small bottles that we are not sure what they held or when. . . so here goes. . Bottle 1- triangle shaped, with a cork stopper,that will hold 1 tablespoon. . with the words 3 in one oil, cleans, oils, protects in raised letters with the word sample beneath it, green in color Bottle 2-blue , will hold 2 ta blespoons, cork stopper, approx 2" tall, very slim, with the letters BOURJOIS on the bottom with the #12 below it Bottle 3-Dark blue, will hold 4 tablespoons, square shaped, may have had a screw on lid, rounded at the top, approx 2 1/2" tall, the letters on the bottom are DOHO with small letters NY under them Bottle 4-Light blue, 2 1/2" tall rounded front, flat shaped on back, with a number 5 on the bottom Bottle 5- Green, 2 1/2" tall, rounded front and back, with a screw on lid, with the letters DESPAT and the numbers 92148 on the bottom. Thanks for any help identifying them, Denise Lawson, Kentucky.


Monday, October 07, 2002 4:39 Do I have an antique? Hello there, My father bought an old house in Nova Scotia and while digging out the basement he found a little clear bottle that has FOLEY KIDNEY PILLS, FOLEY&CO,


Tuesday, October 08, 2002 1:51 Need ID for "Ten-Pin" Mineral Water bottle Digger - I've stumbled into bottle digging by accident while taking railroad photos along the Schuylkill River in Philly. Some construction equipment removed about 1000 cubic feet of earth for a new drainage system, revealing many artifacts, most from the 1880s. Some sifting with a garden tool revealed even more. Some of the items from the site include: ? An unembossed, round-bottom, 9. 5" English soda bottle (1880s) ? A 5" square shoe polish bottle embossed "B7" on the bottom (1880-1920) ? A fragment of "S. Liebmann's Sons Brewing Co. " beer bottle (1890-1920) ? A Bromo Seltzer mini, 2. 5" cobalt with lug top (1930s) My question: I have a fragment of an aqua ten-pin mineral water bottle with the embossing broken mid-word. Al I have is ". . . EMANN - PHILA PA"The first part of the name is missing. I've searched the web but no luck in locating this brand. Any ideas? - Charlie O Phila, PA


Monday, October 07, 2002 11:06 AM Hi Digger, My name is pat burke and while on a hike on a mountain side in kuaui Hawaii i found a old bottle. It is feature in this ad link below. Wondering if you have any info on it! It is clear glass small bottle good weight and say "Hinds Hand Cream ( honey & almond cream)


Sunday, October 06, 2002 11:51 Black Silk Stove Polish by Prescott, Company I found what appears to be an old bottle of sto ve polish in the ceiling of a basement. It is a brown bottle about 6 inches tall. It has a number 416 w/ a P in a circle on the bottom of it. The lable has a man with a wide bow tie on it. the mouth of the bottle is round, but the bottle itself is square shaped other than the top of it. I would like to know the history and value of this bottle and or the company. Thank you very much for your assistance.


Monday, October 07, 2002 8:14 AM Subject: Ky. Parfay I found a bottle in the walls of our home. Can you please give me some info on this bottle ? It is a blue glass bottle,6 1/2 oz. ,has "Parfay" embossed on front,a "P" embossed on the bottom,and has "Kentucky Parfay Co. Louisville,Ky," embossed on it. I would like to know how much this is worth and when it was made. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Kathy,Kentucky


Sunday, October 06, 20 02 11 Black Silk stove polish bottle by Prescott Company I found a bottle of Black Silk stove polish in the ceiling of an old basement. I would like to know more about the history of this bottle of polish and/or the company. Thank you very much for your help.


Sunday, October 06, 2002 10:14 Bottle Found a bottle, around the top reads This Contains Mrs Stewarts Bluing and the bottom reads Duraglas, under that 5. Can you tell me how old it is and is it worth anything. thanks for any info.


Sunday, October 06, 2002 7:56 BottleQuestion-Rare or not? Dear Sirs,I bought this today. The neck of the bottle looked like it was very old. I know from the web that Lydia E. Pinkham's started her business around 1875. . . . . Is this one of the first bottles. . . . . Thanks Lanny Sherer

Sunday, October 06, 2002 9:34 bottle amber8. 5"tall rectangular Embossed HEALTH SPECIALIST SPROULE NOT A SCRATCH ON IT. has a tooled lip smooth round shouldering up from 7". Seam at base of shoulder.


Saturday, October 05, 2002 3:03 Garnier hand painted liquor bottle Dear Digger, This bottle came from an estate of a 92 yr old Japanese liquor distributor in Hawaii. It was kept down in his basement along with bottles dating back to the early 1 940''s. The bottle measures 71/2" x 11 3/4 with stickers on the front which read Creme de Minth Artificially Colored Proof 60 Julius Wile Importers Made and bottled by Garier Enghien Paris France. The painting on the front is signed and there is a signature on the back. I was hoping you would be able to tell me how old it might be and its value. Also if it would depreciate the value if I removed the stickers on the front. Thanks in advance for you time and help. Sincerely, Jadien[Image]


Sunday, October 06, 2002 8:54 E. C. old cabin whiskey Is my bottle a fake if it says E C Booz's old cabin whiskey it is amber colored ? Thanks Angela


Sunday, October 06, 2002 6:24 Bottle Hi Digger, I have a cobalt blue bottle, 71/4" high, blob top,slight twisting motion from top of shoulder to bottom of blob top, iron pontilled base,( reddish and rough). It is round, stained but otherwise good condition. The only embossing is on the front of the bottle. Looks like maybe a soda bottle ( from other pictures on your site). It appears blown in mold, as the seam stops at bottom of blob top. Will you find info on age, if it is rare, value, and history? It is embossed in all capital letters, A & L CHICAGO ILL Thank you for your time. Gene


Sunday, October 06, 2002 1:15 Bottle Hi Digger, I have a cobalt blue bottle, 71/4" high, blob top, slight twisting motion from top of shoulder to bottom of blob top, iron pontilled base,( reddish and rough). It is round, stained but otherwise good condition. The only embossing is on the front of the bottle. Looks like maybe a soda bottle ( from other pictures on your site). It appears blown in mold, as the seam stops at bottom of blob top. Will you find info on age, if it is rare, value, and history? It is embossed in all capital letters, A & L CHICAGO ILL Thank you for your time. Gene


Sunday, October 06, 2002 4 Hi Digger Hi Digger, I found a bottle with the words Grumbach and Schumacher Santa Ana, CA on it? Could you help me find out what it is worth? Thanks, Deb


Sunday, October 06, 200 2 4 Hi Digger Hi Digger, I found a bottle with the words Grumbach and Schumacher Santa Ana, CA on it? Could you help me find out what it is worth? Thanks, Deb


Sunday, October 06, 2002 1 bottle I have a three feathers whiskey bottle it is 28 in. high with a cork lid it says pre war whiskey no date label is not all there new york n. y. is is brown or alborn couler thanks Lavonne dance like no one is watching


Sunday, October 06, 2002 7:34 AM Subject: BottleQuestion Have a brown bottle, with a cork, of pure boiled linseed oil. Is marked ESCO Distinctive Embalming around the top. Is marked Made in the USA, pat. pending, has the number 3 on the bottle. Was sold by Bob's Paint and Hardware in Los Angeles. Label is marked AXminster 2-3812. Still contains 3/4 of the liquid. Bottle is also marked with numbers appearing in the shape of the Washington Monument, 2 thru 16. Do you have an idea of the date or value of this bottle. Thanks for your time. Deborah Burdick 5009 Palm View Dr. Las Vegas,


Sunday, October 06, 2002 6:24 AM Subject: Distillerie Buton Decanter Digger, We have a decanter which is 111/2 inches high and 31/4 inches in diameter at its widest. it has a silver plated base and top both of which have a leaf and flower pattern embossed on them. The top also hold the handle which is dragon like. the stopper is cork with a silver plated top and ring. I'm assuming its all silver plate as there are no assay or identification marks upon it. The bottle itself is glass with a star or flower like design symmetrically around it. Again i am assuming but the bottle looks as if it was moulded as there are four lines down it through the flowers and these flowers get smaller as they go down the bottle. On the bottom of the base is stamped DISTI LLERIE BUTON in a curve. A crest that is surmounted by a crown, but I can't distinguish the rest of the crest. Then Horizontally BOLOGNA-ITALIA. Underneath this isCASA FONDATA nel 1820. Then a stamp which looks like a bee with a letter G either side of it and underneath that the legend:- ARGENTERIE Comm G GALBIATI MILANO Any information would be most gratefully received. Hope you can identify thisfor me. Thank you in advance. Yours faithfully John Arthur Arnold


Sunday, October 06, 2002 9 AM Subject: ballerina bottle Hi, I am looking for some pictures of Bols Creme De Bananes bottles. My friend has one, I am interested in seeing some pictures and prices. The ballerina is what caught my eye. Wanda, my email is; [

Sunday, October 06, 2002 4:27 AM Subject: My Bottle Dear Sir, I was wondering if you could help me find the price of my Domestos disinfectant bleach cleaner bottle i found. Can you Help me? Yours Faithfully Rebecca Tacey United Kingdom


Saturday, October 05, 2002 11:33 Re: bottle question Digger, Im sorry to bother you again, but. . . I cannot see the reply to my email. Will you please send it again. . . or give me the addy to the webpage if it was posted. I would very much appreciate it. Thanks so much, Mandy


Saturday, October 05, 2002 9:50 bottle question Hi Digger, I have a question about a bottle I found in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This bottle is a hutchinson soda from Chicago, that's why I am not familiar with it. It is an aqua bottle embossed, G. WURSTER, in an arc, then below that there is CHICAGO/ ILLS. On the base there is, G. W. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jason

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  Saturday, October 05, 2002 8:16 Bottle lid Quest ion I don't know if you answer this type of question, but here goes. . . I am looking for a lid to fit my Grapette clown bank. Do you have any idea how/where I can locate one?I have searched the internet and I can't find anything. Ithought my bottle had the original lid when I bought it-but it turns out it is a replacement. I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks, Robin

  Saturday, October 05, 2002 5:32 bottle hunting+kids=fun! Hi, My little brother (12), and my 3,5,7 yr old children were taking a hike through some beautiful upstate NY vineyards, and way in the back on the edge of a deep gully in the woods, we found a bottle . A bit of digging later, we found a trench of bottles. We've barely scraped the surface but here are a few of our favorite finds: a clear/greenish buffalo lithia water bottle with a girl and an added lip, (we found it on eBay as you suggested). We found piles of Atlas fruit jars. The bottle we wonder about is a Hinds Honey and Almond cream bottle a. s hinds co. Bloomfield N. J. U. S. A. We can't find any on the net with this shape. It is rectangular, with a flat back and sort a indented display front. th e bottom is indented like the front and reads A. S. Hinds co T-774-5. It has a metal cap with scroll-like lettering. The kids and I enjoyed your site and checking out the pictures. Thanks for your time, I will pick up a book at my local bookstore, or order it!I can't believe how amazed these kids are by old bottles!

  Saturday, October 05, 2002 4:29 North Dakota dig Greetings I have a question about a bottle I dug up back in 1975 about twelve miles out of Fargo ND (Horace ND). It is light blue colored and stands about five inches tall, with a company name of " KEASBEY & MATTISON Co AMBLER Pa"on it. Anything you could tell me about this bottle would be appreciated. Regards Troy Cattivera.

Here's the story: Keasbey & Mattison

  Saturday, October 05, 2002 4:28 PM While doing a landscaping project in the back yard I dug upa small bottle. It has the following raised letters on it. . . . Sawyer's C rystal Blueing. Does this mean anything to you? Can you tell me anything about it? Thanks for your help! Nancy Clark

  Saturday, October 05, 2002 11:27 AM Sub ject: Old Log Cabin Collectors Flask Dear Digger, I have a amber colored flask from my grandfather's collection that he would like to know the value, rarity, or history of, please. Here are the specifications: It is approx. 6 inches tall, approx. 4 inches wide at widest part light Amber in color, no damage to bottle, but label is worn Bottle shape is 2. 5 inches at base, widens to 4 inches, then to neck Base width is 2 inches by approx 3 inches Neck is 1 inch tall, 3/4 inch with screw top, 1 inch mouth, looks as though it is tooled with applied ring Mouth is fairly flat, with mold seam going up to the lip, but not over the lip Label on front reads: Special Collectors flask; Log Cabin Syrup; ingredients listed - label is still attached with some wear 24 Fl Oz, 1 pt, 8 oz General Foods Corporation, White Plains, NY 10625, USA Has a white box on label, with GF on it - on the left side of the GF symbol is 709 mL, and on the right side is P-6054 Screw t op lid has "123" stamped on it Both sides on bottle has 22 log like ridges on them Embossed on front around label has 16 (8 on each side of label) 5-point stars Back of bottle has statue of Liberty embossed on it (from chest up), with words: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddles masses" Bottom of bottle has Log Cabin Syrup embossed, with a small log cabin drawing There is a "S" embossed on the left side of the cabin, and 15C with a line under the 15 next to the 15C, is a thic k arrow pointing to the back of the bottle next to the Log Cabin Syrup letters is a strange marking that looks like a large "T" (approx. 1/4 inch high), with two up-side down "L"'sunderneath The bottom is smooth, other than the lettering and decoration around the outside of the bottom Base of bottle is rectangle-like, with rounded edges. Please help if you can. I appreciate your expertise. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Rhiannon Dudley Rhiannon


Saturday, October 05, 2002 1:04 AM Subject: Charles Gulden bottle? Dear sir, I would appreciate any information about a bottle manufactured by Charles G(C)ulden of New York. Attached is a bitmap file of approximate size and shape of bottle. Color is purple with a seem running up both sides to the top of first rib. Neck appears to be pressed onto top of bottle. Bubbles in glass. On bottom Charles G(C)ulden of New York. Thank you in advance for your input. Yours truly, Brad Smothers. DEBORAH ANN MAY,

  Saturday, October 05, 2002 7:25 AM Subject: info request on nehi pop bottle I would like to find out if the following Nehi pop bottle is of any value. It is a 9oz. bottle with a red and yellow label which states NEHI BEVERAGES,on back it says property of nehi bottling company, Ravenna. OHIO The bottom is dated MAR. 3,25 with the number 596 Thanks, Dan S.

Saturday, October 05, 2002 1:25 AM Subject: Whisky bottle Hello, I found a two empty bottles in my basement. One bottle is slightly larger than the other, but they are otherwise identical in color, shape, markings, and texture. One of them had a label on it and I was wanting to know if you might know the period in which it was produced. I am not a collector, but my curiosity has gotten the better of me on this. The label says: 100 PROOF 4/5 QUART RITTENHOUSE SQUARE STRAIGHT RYE WHISKY (PICTURE OF HORSE & CARRI AGE HERE) DISTILLED BY CONTINENTAL DISTILLING CORPORATION - PHILADELPHIA, PA The label is in the shape of a diamond, and is laid out pretty much like I have typed it. It is some kind of foil, gold in color - over the top of paper. The last line is placed diagonally along the bottom of the label. I am just curious about how old the bottle is. Thank you for any help you are able to provide.

  Friday, October 04, 2002 9:37 bottle question Digger, I am questioning the value of this bottle: On one side it says:"Tiffany & Allen" Patterson, N. J(also features an inscription of a trademark)On the opposite side it says:Registered Jan 12, 1882. The bottl e measures around 6 3/4 inches. Do you have any idea of its worth? thanks so much, Mandy

  Friday, October 04, 2002 2:34 Cointreau Liqueur bottle -World War I He llo Digger, I came across your web site and find it very interesting. Perhaps I have a collectable that you might comment on. My mother's family raised an orphan boy who went to France in World War I as an American Doughboy. After the war, he returned to the small town in Kansas and when he died, he left my mom a safe-deposit box of stuff which included a miniature bottle of Cointreau Triple-Sec Angerswith an intact paper label and what appears to be a lead sealed cap. Around the top surface of the cap is a ring of very small raised dots and within the center area are raised letters spelling out COINTREAU TRIPLE SEC being top colored in red. Beneath the cap and the paper label, there is a red ribbon seal 3/16th of an inch in width. The bottle has never been opened and there is about two-fifths of the Cointreau liqueur remaining which looks to be perfectly clear and normal. The bottle has always been kept in a dark location so all label print is fully readable in red, black and blue inks an d of course, printed in French. What do you think? Thanks. Kirk Allegro

  Friday, October 04, 2002 1 old colorox jugs my name is steacey harris 843-538-5545. i have some glass produst that i want to sale . i don't want to throw them away. because they are part of history. 2 gallon jugs with siver caps lids ,3quart jugs with no lids. can you help

  Friday, October 04, 2002 1:07 Liquore Galliano Bottles Dear Digger, Need help identifying & pricing 2 bottles both of which are black uniformed military figures, with white sashes and shoulder covers, red stripes down pant sides, red "v" on cuffs, gold buttons & buckles on sash, red, white, green plume on what appears to be a 3 pointed hat with the back folded up, both are leaning on gold swords (the larger bottle's sword is a separate piece, the smaller is included in the figure. "LIQUORE GALLIANO" is on the front of the bases in red. Bottoms stamped with red 5 point crown w 2 side marks and "Coronetti Cunardo Italy" Stickers still on back of base "Distillerie Riunite di Liquori - Solaro (Italy) Exclusively for and imported by McKesson Liquor Co. New York, NY" 80 proof liqueur. 1 figure is 19 1/4" tall with 5" white circular base and is in excellent condition. The other is 9" tall w /2" base has some chips in hat. Getting a bit thirsty while I await your reply. Thanks for any help you can provide. Joyce Quinn Lancaster, PA

I'm inquiring about an amber whisky bottle made by Hudson's Bay Co. It stands 9 inches tall, base is keyhole smoothe with UGB on the bottom, seems going up the lip. Embossed at top is Federal law forbids sale or re use of this bottle. Below is an embossed coat of arms of Hudson's Bay. Below that is embossed Exported, Hudson's Bay Company,Edinburgh, Scotland. I am assuming this was Scottish whisky brewed in Edinburgh. There is foil wrap around neck with coat of arms and date when Hudson's Bay was incorporated, May 2nd, 1670. I have been searching for hours trying to find historical significance and date of bottle and have achieved a little bit. Could you enlighten me on the historical value or value itself of bottle? Unfortunately there are a few hairline cracks going through the front of the bottle, but the b ottle is still durable. Thank you for your time and great website. Newly interested bottle person, Cindy

  Thursday, October 03, 2002 11 PM Subject: The Sharpe Brothers demijohn is from New Zealand and Australia. Dear Mr Odell The Sharpe Brothers demijohn mentioned in the "questions", "May, 2001" comes from New Zealand and Australia. The company was well known in both countries for brewing ginger beer and vinegar. The stone jars were used up until the 1940s. I have seen around 20 different Sharpe Brothers jars (we call them "crocks" here). There is a book about the company called "Oh, that heavenly ginger beer", -You may find it on th e internet. I hope this info helps your people over there. P. S. You have a great website, keep up the good work. Kind regards David Little

  Dear Digger, I am inquiring about an amber whisky bottle made by Hudson's Bay Company. The neck has a tan colored foil with coat of armor (Hudson's Bay Co. ) with date company was incorporated May 2nd, 1670. The 9 inch bottle is embossed with Hudson's coat of armour with Federal Law forbids sale or re use of this bottle. Towards the bottom of bottle says Exporters Hudson's Bay Company, Edinburgh, Scotland. I am assuming this was Scottish Whisky brewed in Edinburgh. Base of bottle is keyhole, smooth. Seem of bottle goes up the lip. I have been searching the net for hours trying to find the significance of this bottle, but not much luck. Could you share your expertise about this bottle? Thank you for your time amd your great web site. A newly interested bottle person, Cindy

  Thursday, October 03, 2002 10:11 Bardstown amber colored bottles ( fiddle or violin ) i understand that this company made 4 different sizes with a corked top and al so4 different sizes with a screw cap . i was told that the company ran these bottles for the years of 1937-38-39-& 40 & one more time in 1952 , after which they destroyed the molds & the printing plates . do you know if there is anyone reproducing any of the bottles ? also , my next question is == ijust purchased a 14 inch screw cap bottle , but it has a hole in the center of the bottom- it sure looks like it was made in the mold, what is the purpose of this hole?????? please re spond ASAPalfred

  Wednesday, October 02, 2002 10:19 BottleQuestion Thank you, first of all if you can or can't provide any info for me. My name is Tara and I came across a few bottles today that I would love to know more about. A purchase at a familiar haunt brought me an old? bottle, I believe to be medicinal. It is a clear, BIM,smo. bot. , flare lip, emboss w/ CHICAGO on one side and KOENIC MED CO on the other. Also as a gift I now have a Squirt soda bottle w/ a little boy on it. It says 'no after-thirst' on it and the bottle is ribbed-like w/ three rings? Green coca cola bottle that has the name Simba and a pic. of a lion? Ever heard of The Double Line soda co. ? Roya l Crown bottled in Owensboro, KY? Please help any info, Grateful!!!!!

 I am sending along the scans of the Masonic flask  Probably our biggest concern is that is might be a reproduction that we would miss and value as an original.


Wednesday, October 02, 2002 8:26 Baseball Bottle Hello Digger Odell my name is Jeff Dangerfield and I have a mi nt -embossed bottle from Laurens Glass Works. The bottle is clear with the words Enjoy Quality Baseball Beverages/ Palmmetto Bottling Company Charleston South Carolina and on the other side of the bottle is a Baseball Player with a Bat ready to hit a Homerun with the letter B on his cap and three Diamonds around the neck with the letter B inside them and on the bottom of the bottle are two sets numbers and letters /5LGW9 and 852 around the bottom. I have been unable to find a book with any information or a dealer or anyone else to give me an honest answer I now it is a 1959Baseball bottle and I have a feeling it is highly collectable. Thank you for your time and I will appreciate any help you can a fellow Digger. Sincerly Jeff Dangerfield

  Wednesday, October 02, 2002 6:55 Casa Vento bottles Hello, I was wondering if you could help me find out information about two wine bottles I have. I bought them at an auction about a year ago. They are Casa Vento bottles with white wine in them. One is a sea captain with a pipe, another is a man in green suspenders holding a glass of beer, and the third is a man in a red cap holding a cup on a green table. Do you know anything about these? How old or valuable might they be?Your help is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Tony Columbo

  Here's the story Vento Bottles

Wednesday, October 02, 2002 8:20 PM hey Jack, I visited my sister today and she showed me a bottle of bols liquor with a wind up ballerina in it dated 1868,Do you know anything about this particular bottle, Please let me know at [

  Wednesday, October 02, 2002 12 AM Subject: old jug i have came across old jug and would like for you to tell me a little about it please. it is described as a gallon crock jug with wooden handle that has this engraved on topCLARKS BROSPAT MAY 17 1892 ZANSVILLE O. Would like to know the history and value of which is in fair condition. thanks. Dwight Lewis __

  Tuesday, October 01, 2002 9 Im a new digger and have found a honey hole but need help Digger, I have just started digging bottles. Fortunate for me I am sitting on an old dump site and have dug out in the neighborhood of 60-70 bottles with only about 10 hours time of evening spare time. Some of the bottles I am finding have dates back in the 1877's. I am finding lots of cork tops of amber, aqua and amber ( I think these are medicine bottles) also a few small l blue bottles and jars ( I think they may be Vicks, but Iím not sure). A big percentage of them are clear. Some have seams to the top and some only have seams that donít go over the lip of the bottle. I have found old jars, both clear and amber of Vaseline, a couple small white jars that have milk weed on them and so far 1amber poison bottle. I am really excited about digging all of these bottles but I have no idea of their values or exactly what I am finding. I would like to know if you could recommend a good book tho get me started or a web site I can use to help me identify them. I think most of the bottles will date no later that in the 1920-1930's, and I am afraid that I may be passing some good ones by just because I am finding lots of bottles of all different shapes and sizes, jars both threaded and cap jars, both aqua and clear, and small white cosmetic jars. I will have access to a digital camera soon and will send pictures of them to you if you can help me. I would also like to know i f you could recommend a place to sell the bottles. I haven't scratched the surface of the area and I know there must be thousands of bottles buried there. Because I am new I will have more questions as I go. Thank you for any and all help you can provide. I live in northwest Oklahoma. If it is possible to contact you by phone I would be happy to call you if you give your phone number out. RJ

  Tuesday, October 01, 2002 9:37 I have 2 questions Hello my name is Damian and I have two questions. 1. Which tools do you recommend for a day of digging? and 2. How do I recognize a privy hole? Thank You For Your Help!! Sincerely, Damian O.

  Tuesday, October 01, 2002 2:37 PM Subject : anyone have any info about Mrs. Stewart's Liquid Bluing manufactured by Luther Ford Products Co. Minneapolis, MN? Katherine Lima

  Tuesday, October 01, 2002 10:28 AM Subject: jar cover? Hi Digg er, I have several of what appears to be jar lids. A few have rubber seals on them. They are about 2 1/2 inches across and have ATLAS EDJ SEAL on the top. Any help you can give me about these would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Cheryl

  Canadian ,, Can you tell me what this is Worth, Never opened..

Tuesday, October 01, 2002 7:19 AM Subject: Wine Bottle Good Morning! Trying to check into Vento Wine Import/Inc. company, the search revealed your question/answer website. I have a bottle approx. 5-6" high, encased in a plastic sleeve, never opened, the label reading Casa Vento, Vino Santo White Wine, 2 oz. The bottle is a venetian-type earthenware. . . sorry no picture. I also have another one, but do not have it available for description. Could you tell me whether this has any pertinent value? My Mother has had the bottles since the early 50's. Thank you for any available information you can provide. Marlene Emmons

  Here's the story: Vento Bottles

Thursday, October 31, 2002 11:26 PM This is a little out of your "normal" stuff, nut I really want Fanta root beer. Not the can or bottle, but the soda. I am new to exploring the net and you turned up in a search for sodas. Can you help?jl

  Tuesday, October 29, 2002 9:05 Help to identify a seltzer bottle Hello, I have an old seltzer bottle that has a logo on it that says Jos. C. Hamm Random Lake, Wi and that is the only identifying mark. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? I would appreciate any information you might be able to give me. Thank you! Ron Wiltzius [Image]

  Thursday, October 31, 2002 8:26 Found a bottle. Hi, While digging in a remote spot in Calvert, Maryland, a friend of mine came across a very thick glass bottle with the name "Star Glass Company" Nottingham, Pa. It was about four inches tall and looked to be similar to a vintage milk bottle. It had numbers on the bottom and I was wondering if you had any information, or if there was any way you could help us date it. Any response would be appreciated. Thank you for your time. Jennifer Stevens [

  Thursday, October 31, 2002 8:20 Hoffman Distilling Co. A. J. Foyt Whiskey Decanter Hi Digger, I recently purchased a Hoffman Distilling Co. A. J. Foyt # 2 Indy Car Whiskey Decanter. I would appreciate any info you may be able to furnish me on this item. I have collected many decanters over the years, but this is the first of this type I have found. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Pat

  Thursday, October 31, 2002 8:00 bottle question - applied top ko-kane Digger, I enjoy your website a lot. I just dug a clear glass, applied top medicine bottle that has embossed on it KO-KANE. Do you know what this bottle was used for? Thanks, Bob Griffin Rochester, NH

  Thursday, October 31, 2002 7:54 C MILLER BOTTLE Dear Jaok20: I have a greenish bottle with a wire around neck and corked cap attached to it. Seems to be circa l870 or so. Inside a raised oval circle is C MILLER CHELTEN AVE GERMANTOWN Which is Phila. Was this the beginning of Miller Beer? Bottle is 3" diam. , round and 9 l/4" high. Want to sell. Have four of them in mint condition. Regards, William Wells

  Thursday, October 31, 2002 12:57 tiffany bottle Digger , I recently acqured a Seagam,s Tiffany & co. whiskey decanter . It's empty but it came With the bottle bag & orignal box . It is in very good condition . No chips,cracks , ect. The bottle is clear crystal & has a crystal stopper too. On the bottom of the bottle it says Seagram's 1776 decanter designed by Tiffany & Co. any info would be very helpful . Is there any appraised value of this bottle ? thanks Tim

  Thursday, October 31, 2002 1:19 AM Subject: Re: monkey bottle Thank you very much for getting back to me. Only now I am more confused than ever. I thought the bottle was from American Glass works from the markings on the bottom. . . but the one letter says Arthur Tallgarten, Rhein. I have tried to find a site or information on both of these companies and have not been able to get any information. It is stupid for me to want to know, but I would love to know the signifigance of the monkey. . . and I see sites for beer, bitters, medicine, etc. Not any for wine (or is that a bitter???) Again, thank you for your time. I am sorry I missed the previous questions. Thanks, cira

  Thursday, October 31, 2002 1:35 AM Subject: Old Quaker Co. Whiskey bottle hi Digger, I have just gotten an old bottle of whiskey from a friend that was made by The Old Quaker Co. It is an amber bottle embossed with a man,and has a silver lid that looks like a small cup or shot glass. The bottle came in the orig. box and says that it was made in 1917 and bottled in 1930. This is an unopened bottle of whiskey. What can you tell me about value on a bottle like this???? Thanks so much-Terry

  Wednesday, October 30, 2002 8 apollinaris brunnen bottle Digger , I have found a red clay bottle similar to the one in your column. I have to agree with the writer they seem some what crudely made to be an imitation . I can see what seems to be finger prints around the bottle . This bottle also has the sail logo and the name Georg Kreuzberg Ahr weiler Rheinpreussen and bears the number 59 under the handle. I found the bottle while excavating on the big dig in boston . Can you find any further info? Thanks jay

  ]Wednesday, October 30, 2002 1 AM Subject: Pharmacy Bottles Found Dear Digger: I'm a pharmacist in Northern Ontario Canada and have just been given 16 crates of old prescription bottles. Some with the medication still in them. I don't colle ct prescription bottles even though I am a pharmacist, but do not know what to look for in terms of what is valuable and what is garbage. Most of the bottles are corked and range from various companies such as ABBOT, ELI-LILLY, Charles Frosst, Henry Wampole etc. Most are in good condition other than the corke slightly chipped and the labels fadded. What would you suggest I do with them? What should I be looking for? What would they be worth? Regards: Jeffrey J. Lewicki (BSc. PHM, RPHA,CCP) Mon day, March 17, 2003

  Tuesday, October 29, 2002 11:20 Wiser's Oldest Digger, I have an unopened bottle oiser's Oldest Blended Canadian Whisky. Its 25 Fl. ozs. The seal is still on the top of the bottle and the date is 1958. Also on the back the registered bottle no is C201753. Is this worth anything? or should I crack it open and enjoy?? thank-you Jason [

  Tuesday, October 29, 2002 10:36 Hank WilliamsSr. whiskey decanter/music box I would like to know of where to look for a decanter/music box statue of Hank Williams Sr. About 14- 16 inches or so high. My son has one of Hank Jr but would like to have one of Hank Sr. ,since he is a great fan of anything Hank. I have been looking and searching all sources Will watch for your posting. Thanks HLSweetman

  Tuesday, October 29, 2002 8:34 Rogers Bros. Bottles I have two large bottles Approx. 10" in height. One red,one blue;that a re embosed at the bottom of the neck just as the bottle gets larger. The embosing is ROGERS BROS. 1850 SALEM N. J. . The mouth seems to be applied double collar,there are seams up both sides to mouth. On the bottom is WHEATON,N. J. . Also on the bottom barely readable is NULINE,N. J. . There is also a sorta clamshell,indentation. Thease bottles are round. I have one square shaped BERRING'S BITTERS with an apple on the front,and both sides. Further up the bottle takes a parymid shape on the right side are the letters PHILA . Turning to the back it's written BERRINS'S. Around to the left side written APPLE. The mouth on this one appears to be more applied square band. Seams go up two oppisite corners across the lip. The bottom of this one also has written WHEATON,N. J. also the indentation on the bottom a little smaller, an a little rounder. 10" tall , every thing embossed. Sort of a rope pattern up the cor ners. Each seems to be a little stained on the outside,but I haven't tried cleaning them yet. Any info you can give as to value,age, etc. . . would be greatly appreciated Thanks, Michael

  Do you happen to have any specific information about the Boschee's German Syrup bottles and/or the company itself?My surname is Boschee and being an avid genealogist, I am inter ested in anything "Boschee. ' I'm trying to research the Boschee's German Syrup as I've heard about it in several books and have seen advertisements (trade cards and books) for it, but am having little luck tracking down info. I didn't notice any "Boschee" bottles on your site. Any information you may be able to give me would be much appreciated as I'd like to acquire two or three of the syrup bottles if possible. Thank you. Randy Boschee

  Tuesday, October 29, 2002 BottleQuestion My husband dug up an old bottle and we are interested in the history if there is any. Here are some answers to the questions I found listed on the internet with your email address. 1. The only markings are on the bottom, "Abilena Natural Cathartic Water". 2. The color is Amber, (brown). 3. It is approximately 9" tall. 4. How it is made?BIM 5. Has a 1/2 " rolled top. Perhaps Top rolled or Blob. 6. I can't really answer this precisely, but I would have to guess a cork. Does not show a ny wear for a wire closure. 7. Smooth base with lettering stated in #1. 8. Has seem up both sides, stop at bottom of 1/2" top, air bubbles, shows little wear. My husband is a construction superintendent and has come across many bottles, especially when they are digging for watershed projects, drainage systems, etc. I felt as though I should have been able to find information on the net but apparently didn't look in the correct place. Perhaps you are that correct place. Thanks for y our time. Isabel at[

  Tuesday, October 29, 2002 1:03 old 32 oz. coke bottle Do you have any info about 32 ounce glass coca-cola bottles from around 1965? Do you have any idea what it would be worth still filled with coke and never opened

  Tuesday, October 29, 2002 1:56 AM Subject: Help identify antique bottle Hello, I am researching the origins of part of a bottle I found at an old dump site from the 1800's,The dump is just north of Philadelphia. The bottle has the following characteristics: rounded taper lip clear glass with an aqua tint a seam that stops about 1/2 inch from the top what looks like an early ale, pony or champagne beer shape the glass has tiny air bubbles an elk or buck head embossed on the front inside a circle I would appreciate any information you have about this bottle or any tips on where I could find out more about it. Thanks, Denis

  Monday, October 28, 2002 9:04 Bowden Lithia springs bottle Hi, I am doing my family tree. I have part of the family that had a Bowden Lithia spring in Lithia Spring Ga. I have seen a few of the bottles , but was wondering if you have one or knew where to get one. Please let me know if you could Rick Bowden

  Monday, October 28, 2002 6:27 bottle information My daughter and I recently dug up an old glass bottle with raised lettering that says "C R Bailey's Celebrated Petroleum Jelly New York". It is a small bottle maybe 4 or 5 ounces worth. Thick glass with a top that probably was a cork. Can you tell me anything about it such as how old it mi ght be? Found it while gardening next to an old (1864) church in Kansas City. Thanks, Senior

  Monday, October 28, 2002 4:33 PM HI, I have two pop bottles, the first one the wording on the bottles are painted it says bounce and was bottled under authority of sussex ginger ale limited in sussex nb. it is 8 oz bottle emerald green in color. it is in perfect condition. I would like to know the age of the bottle and if it is worth anything. second bottler. painted on te bottle is olde english loger beer bottled in capitol-hi-grad beveage company, 8 oz emerald green in color the picture on it is half faded. I would like to know the age of the bottle and if it is worth anything. I have tried searching the internet with no success. Thanks for your help. Mary

Hi, Digger. I'm not a bottle collector, but I happened across this page while trying to find out (for my great-uncle) how much an unopened bottle of Pluto Water would be worth. Never used one myself, but from what I saw of some friends in college, I'd guess that this bottle isn't a wine bottle but a bong... Arielle http://www.bottlebooks.com/questions/Oct2000/October2000.htm Can you tell me anything about this old wine bottle? I can't find anything like it on ebay and I am thinking about putting it up for auction. A lot of the big label is torn away and the one on top is missing the lower left corner. I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks, Don

Don, That's one wild bottle. You've got me on this one. Perhaps ice was to be put in the hole with the red cork to cool the wine. Clearly some effort went into making it. Maybe a reader has an idea. Digger

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