October 2003 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2003

From: Virginia Hobaugh ginny

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 03-10-2003

I have a fish bottle. It has a piece of cork stuck in the top, nothing written on the bottom and writing on the sides. One side says Doctor Fisch's Bitters and the other WH Ware patented 1866. Can you tell me how old the bottle is and/or anything else about it. Thank you, Ginny

 

Very collectible bottle here is the original patent for it.

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From: kimblel

To: Digger

Subject: Old bottle for ID

Date: 01-10-2003

G'day Digger I need to know whether a bottle I own has any relevance to bottle collectors or possibly Australian history. The bottle was found in the Cook River Sydney. As Australia's first settlement is linked to this river the bottle may be significant depending on its age. The bottle is 210mm high, predominantly smooth with a few pit marks and slight stains. It is uniformly round from the base to about the 100mm point from where it tapers to the neck of the bottle. The slightly tapered neck (mouthpiece) is about 24mm deep. It has an "o" ring groove at the neck's base. The neck is about 27mm across the opening. The opening is 22mm. The glaze spills over the neck opening and appears to extend inside the bottle. I think??? the bottle is pale green stoneware (I'm colour deficient). The bottom of the bottle is mostly unglazed - a few splashes of glaze can be noticed on the bottom's outer edges. The middle of the base is raw material (looks like pale clay) and a few stress lines are visible. At the base on the outside of the bottle is an oval stamped mark. The mark reads * H. Kennedy * Glascow. The bottom edge of the word Glascow has been squashed in manufacture and therefore the word is smudged and unclear. In the middle of the mark are the words "Barrowfield 4 Pottery. All letters are in capitals. Any help identifying this bottle would be gratefully received. Regards Kim Lloyd.

 

These bottles have been found all over the world. H. Kennedy would have been the name of the company and Barrowfield is a district near Glascow.  I have not been able to find out much about the Barrowfield Pottery but the bottles themselves appear to be ale bottle likely export from Britain.  the ring groove, as you call it, was used to hold a wire bale which would have held the cork in place. Digger

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From: LKnacksted

To: Digger

Subject: waterbury battery oil bottle

Date: 01-10-2003

i found a bottle along a railroad in Maryland. the bottle is aprox. 3 inches tall, the seam goes from the bottom all the way to the top of the lip. the bottle is embossed and has a smooth bottom. it reads WATERBURY BATTERY OIL THE WATERBURY BATTERY CO. U. S can you possibly give me a time when these were made? and maybe what this bottle would be worth? THANY YOU, LISA KNACKSTEDT

 

Battery jars were used to power the signal lights in rural area on railroads which is why so many of these items are found near or along tracks.  The Jars were filled with an oil which came in the bottles you are finding.  The most common bottle of this sort is the Thomas Edison battery oil bottle.  Here is a link to a page which shows the top of Waterbury Battery jar. The Company was in business at least 1928-1932.   The bottles themselves do not sell for much, maybe $3-6 and they look very much like the Edison bottles.

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From: Laurel

To: Digger

Subject: What is this bottle?

Date: 01-10-2003

My husband is an excavator & today he found this bottle. Perfect condition Tan colored crock - 12 " tall 11" round. Stamped Herzogthum Nassau with a lion in a circle & the letters Selters in the outer part of the circle. On the back is a stamped NUM 57 & either a M or N above that. Should I keep this bottle? How old is it? Would anyone be interested in it? This site he's working on just gave it up like it was supposed to be saved - please let me know. I also have many other crcok type Ginger Beer bottles some with stoppers & some with out that we have had for years from previous finds - do people collect these things? One bottle that I would like to know about is a green flat looking one with a pine tree on it. But first this one from his find today with the Herzogthum stamp. Thanks Laurel

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From: Cpricey11bcs

To: Digger

Subject: Jim Beam Bottle

Date: 01-10-2003

Hi Digger, I Have a old jim beam decanter that has a large indian head for the top and the bottle itself says National Tabacco Festival, Richmond Va. 1973 it has a label with the number 567627557 could you give me a idea of its worth Thank you

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From: GRAULGUTIERREZ

To: Digger

Subject: BOTTLE

Date: 02-10-2003

I have a bottle of monarch tomato catup it was established 1853 how much does it cost?

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From: Annie Reiterman, NABCO

To: Digger

Subject: 3 liquor bottles unopened

Date: 03-10-2003

Hi! We were recently cleaning out my grandfather's garage and found 3 unopened bottles of liquor up in the rafters. I was wondering if you could help by letting us know if they are worth anything. This is the information I found on each of the bottles: (1) Grand Macnish Blended Scotch Whisky, Product of Sctoland - 86 Proof, #474158830, 1958, Blended in Scotland by Robert Macnish & Co. , Ltd. , Glasgow, Imported by and bottled in the US for Jas. Barclay & Company Limited, Detroit, Michigan. (2) Seagram's 83 Gracious Canadian Whisky, Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Limited, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, #E5667129, and (3) The Americana Collection by J. W. Dant, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky, 86 Proof - 4/5 Quart, Eight years old, bottled by the Dant Distillery Co. , Louisville Kentucky and Frankfort Kentucky, Michigan #07180590, 1959. This one is also in the original box which is in mint condition, and has the original little information card inside. Any information you can provide to me on these 3 bottles would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Annie Reiterman

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From: mary schrader

To: Digger

Subject: Milk Bottle I assume

Date: 03-10-2003

Hi Digger, I have a one pint bottle that has the embossed name of Robertson's in a circle, above it says one pint liquid. It is clear glass. At the base of the bottle it says sealed 1-11-14. The bottle is in perfect condition and has the pontil mark on bottom. It is I'm sure either a Milk bottle or a Cream bottle. Could you possible evaluate this bottle for me? Thank you ever so much for your time. I sure appreciate. I would also like to know where this bottle originated from. State, city etc. Mary Schrader

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From: James Smith

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 03-10-2003

I have a brown cork top whiskey bottle that dates back to the establishment date of 1840. The establishment is Park & Tilford Inc. it has a part # 302 or 3D2 and a bottle #17 56-44 56-44 It still has the original liquer stamp from the Michigan Liquer Control Comision in mint the stamp # is D0422714 it also has a design of a diamond with a circle around an H or an I and it also has the original label in fair condition that says: WHISKEY--A BLEND 86. 8 PROOF The straight whiskies in this product are four years or more old 30% straight whiskey 70% cane products neutral spirits 5% straight whiskey 7 years old 25% straight whiskey 4 years old

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PARK & TILFORD "RESERVE" The reputationof the famous House of Park &Tilford, established 1840, is your assuranceof qualityof this whiskey. Park & Tilford recommends this whiskey for its pleasing bouqet and its mellow flavor---confident that it will please the most discriminating taste. BLENDED AND BOTTLED BY Park & Tilford Distillery, Inc. , Brownsville, Pa. any information on this bottle would be very helpful and any info as to how mch it may be worth would also be helpful and very much appreciated Thank You, Don Peters

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From: Barry Holtry

To: Digger

Subject: Yard sale findings

Date: 03-10-2003

Hi. I recently found a jar that seems to be one of a canister set. In reading over your Sept 2000 questions, a lady named Vivian also wrote in to inquire. My jar is the 2 quart clear glass version. I know clear is the lower demand. I just enjoy collecting. (very small collection) I suspected this might be a repro and paid too much, I'm sure. $4. The markings on vivian's question to you are all the same as mine. Can you help me identify a date for these things? I think the 1968 is probably the repro date. I appreciated learning about the pontil markings and will heed that in the future. I'm drawn to apothecary type jars; clear or pale pink depression dishes. Any advice or suggestions? What might you guest this one of (probably 4 original pieces) be valued at. Repros have any dated value? Sigh Thanks for your time. Diana

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From: DARBEEDOG

To: Digger

Subject: Hi

Date: 03-10-2003

I have a bottle that is around six inches or so high. It is blue and says LAXOL, A J WHITE, NEW YORK, DESIGN PATENTED, APRIL 10, 1894. Do you know a history on this bottle and if it has any value? I also have a smaller bottle that says Bromo-Seltzer, emerson drug co. Baltimore MD. It is around 5 inches high and a green color. Do you have any info on it? Thank You kindly, Michelle

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From: Cakirkham1

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 04-10-2003

what is the comparison of a fifth of wiskey to a quart?

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From: Zottymim

To: Digger

Subject: question about bottle

Date: 04-10-2003

I found a bottle at an antique store, know nothing about it. It is aqua colored, approx. 4 inches tall, the seam stops at the lip. It has raised lettering on one side that reads Frank Millers crown dressing New York USA, with a raised picture of a crown between the words "crown" and "dressing". it is rectangle shaped. The base looks to be a square key mold with the number 5 in the middle. The label is partially damaged but reads Crown Dressing fur damen & kinder. The remaining words are hard to read, it looks like german words, not sure. The lip looks like your picture of the "in rolled lip". Any idea on age, value, or what crown dressing was? Thanks Leslie

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From: Desiree Holmes

To: Digger

Subject: calomel bottle

Date: 04-10-2003

Mr. Odell, I was wondering if you could help me identify a bottle. I was planning on using it as a spice bottle, but I thought I should first identify it to see what was in it and if it may be worth anything. There is 1/2-3/4 of a paper label left on the front that reads calomel 1-4 gr and on the bottom of the bottle there is the number 3133. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Desiree

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From: Mark Potten

To: Digger

Subject: An Act of Codd

Date: 04-10-2003

Hi there - donít suppose you have a picture of this bottle do you??? Cheers MArk Potten

No sorry Digger

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From: Tamara Zoller -design

To: Digger

Subject: DANA and PABST clear bottles

Date: 04-10-2003

Digger, I found the following answer on your website and would like to see if I could add a little to this: "The word mark Dana was registered in January of 1954 by the Cleveland Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Cleveland, Ohio. the mark was for soft drinks namely, Gingerale, cream soda, lemon-lime, lemon soda, grape, orange, and root beer. The name was first used commercially in 1954. Although the mark is now dead, it was renewed in 1976. Digger" I believe DANA would have originated in Cincinnati, since the Coca Cola Bottling plant in Cincinnati was located on Dana Avenue. That may explain the "DANA" name. I have attached a photo of my DANA bottle (which is for sale) . The second photo I have attached is a clear 12 oz bottle labeled "PABST", from J. Pabst & Sons, Hamilton, OH. Can you help with a date range of when this bottles use? (for sale as well) Thanks. Jeff Zoller

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From: Vendetta

To: Digger

Subject: What Else but Bottles

Date: 04-10-2003

I purchased several of your books yesterday but meanwhile would you tell me what the number(s) on the bottom of the bottles represent? Ofter there is just one letter-any clues? Thanks-Dorothy (Tradersdna)

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From: HPayne087

To: Digger

Subject: Stuck Apothecary Bottle top

Date: 04-10-2003

I have a green apothecary bottle with the frosted neck and top but the top is stuck and won't move. What can I do to loosen the top? Thanks Salty Payne

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From: LodemaJ

To: Digger

Subject: Chemung Spring Water amber

Date: 05-10-2003

Greetings From South Jersey. I read your answers about Chemung Spring Water, but my bottle doesn't fit your descriptions: it's heavy, it's amber, it's blown. The Indian embossing is consistant with the clear bottles. The bottom is fairly rough, but I'm not sure if the pontil is ground down or the bottom was roughed up. It looks like it held a stopper of some sort, but the inside is smooth. We live between Clayton NJ and Millville, so I've been over this piece with a magnifying glass to find a little CB, but can't find it. What is it? What's it worth? Lodema

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From: Ann Boyer

To: Digger

Subject: link not working

Date: 06-10-2003

Hello-- I'm so excited to have discovered your website! Unfortunately, the very link I needed, "mystery bottle", was not working. It's on the July 2001 Questions page, just about halfway down that page. I too have a clear bottle with the words " P moller Ol Jecor Gador Ver Christiania", and am trying to identify it and know its approximate price. Thank you. Ann Boyer .

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From: Kelly

To: Digger

Subject: Emailing: IM000670, IM000668, IM000669

Date: 05-10-2003

Hello there! I hope you can shed a little light on this bottle for me. I dug this behind our house in rual NC. I am really just curious about dating it. I don't really want to sell it but, I would love to know how old it is. It does have a seam on either side. The markings on the bottom are 1-B-42 then a pic of what looks like a little bottle and below that 24. Any help would be wonderful and Thanks for your time!!! *KELLY*

 

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From:

To: Digger

Subject: genever style bottle / rhein-preussen (Rhems)

Date: 05-10-2003

Hi - A friend has found a genever style ceramic bottle from an old site at or around Baltimore, MD with an embossing that says "RHEMS". Undernesth is "RHEIN-PREUSSEN" What was this particular bottle probabluy used for (gin, water, wine, etc. . . ?). . . . When was it produced. . . how rare might it be? Where is a good reference for looking up such matters? Regards Jon

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From: Dennis Caldwell

To: Digger

Subject: old colonel bourbon whiskey flask

Date: 06-10-2003

I uncovered one while digging for new construction. What do you know?

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From: Bobby Sisock

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 06-10-2003

I was wondering if you knew when Windex stopped making glass bottles. My mother has just found a glass windex duraglas bottle and was wondering how old it was. Thanks for you very much! Bobby

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From: JBEATY724

To: Digger

Subject: Iowa The Corn State liquor decanter

Date: 06-10-2003

I would appreciate anything you can tell me about value of a mint decater, I bought in Iowa , in a state liquor store, in the 80's. . Has 1981 copyright on bottom, and says "exclusively for Iowa", "Mike Wayne Distilling Co. ". . It has a small foil label, with Mike Wayne Originals, etc Bardstown Kentucky. . . I've been in touch with the KY distillers site, and they never heard of Wayne. . . Unfortunately the seal was broken by some of my party animals, but some of the original booze remains inside. . . Not much on fotos, will have one soon, bout 11. 5 inches tall with cap and stopper. . . has some penciled markings on bottom with the numbers "21" and the capital letter "G"???? thanx, john b

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From: C. Williams

To: Digger

Subject: Selco Surety Seal

Date: 06-10-2003

Wondering what a green Selco fruit jar with bailing wire is worth. It has Pat'd July 14, 1908 on the side and a no. 8 on the bottom. Can't find this info anywhere else. Thank you.

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From: amero

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 06-10-2003

Hi digger. I am a huge bottle lover but I have decided that it is time to move some of these bottles out, to many in the house. I have decided to try to list a few on e-bay but I cannot identify a lot of my bottles. am really hoping that you can help me with this one and please tell me where I can obtain one of your books on bottles like this one. this bottle stands 10 inches high and is oval shaped. it has an embossed sailboat near the top on the front and a clear glass space that I believe would have at one time contained a label. all the rest of the glass has a crinkly pattern. the bottle seams go all the way over the top of the lip. in one place there seems to be the start of another seam from the bottom around 3 inches high. the bottom has the owens-illinois symbol with a 2 on the left, a 4 on the right and an 8 at the bottom. I have researched enough to believe that this is a mold type 8 from huntington west virginia and the 4 should be the date. only thing that I can't figure out is if this bottle is from the 40's why it is a cork bottlen you tell me the real age and if this bottle is worth listing on e-bay or doe's it have no value at all? my wife believes that it might have been a liqour bottle, could it be?i have attached 3 pics. Thank you very much digger and I would be real interested in knowing how to purchase your bottle book. thank you.

Not Liquor but ammonia. Digger

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From: JATGAL

To: Digger

Subject: Dioxogen Bottle

Date: 06-10-2003

I have an amber bottle from the Oakland Chemical Company with side seams that do not go to the top of the bottle. The raised lettering is Dioxogen, the company name and chemical composition. Is this common or of any value?

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From: Sweet Ness

To: Digger

Subject: help me out please

Date: 07-10-2003

PHi. I hope you can help me I found a few bottles and I can't find anything out about them. . . this one is about 6 in tall and has 12 sides. . in raised letters it says ( AT WOOD"S JAUNDICE BITTERS formerly made by MOSES AT WOOD'S Georgetown mass. . all letters are capital just some smaller than others. . I think there is a P on the bottom Thank you so very much. . Dena

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From: Sweet Ness

To: Digger

Subject: sweet_ness222 help 2 bottles

Date: 07-10-2003

PHi once again I need your help. . you are so good at this(wink). . I have this brown bottle about 7 in tall it has 4 sides kinda square with a small round neck about 1 inch then a flat round edge around the opening. . I tried to clean it but these strang color or different shades keep showing threw the glass. On the bottom it has W T CO then a 15 then USA . . then I have a clear with a green tent to it which is a little taller maybe 8 inches tall it is round and very thick glass . . you can see what looks like small air bubbles in some of it. it has a round neck maybe a half inch and very thick. . on the front it has in raised letters;(W H HARRINGTON) THEN UNDER THAT IT HAS (STAMFORD. NY); and maybe a m on the bottom. . it has a seam down both sides. . thank you so very much. . Dena; Attachments: brown bottle. jpg wh harrington bottle. jpg

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From: WANISBE

To: Digger

Subject: DOUBLE COLA BOTTLE

Date: 07-10-2003

Found a small double cola bottle with red , blue dots on it. Can you tell me When it was made and the last time it was out on market. Thank you for your help.

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From: sandy lewis sandybamaonline

To: Digger

Subject: old crown royal wiskey bottle

Date: 07-10-2003

I have acquired a old crown royal whiskey bottle that is purple in color, is this something that was done by crown royal or someone else that added the purple color. Thanks in advance Danny p. Lewis Lewis

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From: cevmara

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle of Whiskey circa 1929

Date: 07-10-2003

Sir, A friend of mine moving to a retirement village recently gave me an unopened bottle of McGinnis Rye Whiskey, still in the box (though the top flap of the box is detached, but present). It has a government tag on it, proclaiming it was bottled in 1929, distilled in 1916. It has the "For Medicinal Use Only" Label on the back and the serial number 231579-8. Any idea how much this is worth? I'm sure she'd get a kick out of it, though I doubt I'd ever sell it (or drink it). Thanks, Greg Weaver

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From: Lori George

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 08-10-2003

Dear Digger I have a thermos pitcher PAT. 995985 June 20, 1911 The thermos part is broken but I have the top to the pitcher. It has been a family treasure and would never part with it It was my great great Aunts. She was a janitor in a school. But was curious to the worth Thank You Lori George

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From: Meredith Gedge

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Labels Question

Date: 08-10-2003

Hello: Hopefully this is a fairly simple question for you. Is there anyway to preserve labels on old bottles. I have a few that look like they will crumble away at any moment. Thanks M.

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From: Jburchwell

To: Digger

Subject: minature german poison bottles

Date: 08-10-2003

i just recently became ineterested in bottles. I have little to no idea about what i'm asking. When I was in Germany in 1994, I accquired some small bottles (1, 2 & 3 inches) from the home of a former nazi doctor. The bottles are dark amber colored. They don't seem to be too old, but they are completely intact, with the medicines and poisons still inside and paper labels. One bottle says" Chlorphenol--Kampfer miy Menthol/Johannes Nagel & CO--Leipzig" and it still has the cork, most of a rubber seal, and all the contents inside. It has raised lines going up the back. The other bottle (1&1/2 inch tall) has a paper label that reads "Devital/Faseratzstoff/Liegedauer:3Tage--Johannes Nagel & CO, Leipzig, C1" and on the back has a Gift! label with a picture of skull & cross bones. It also has it's glass cork and the remains of some substance inside. It's a darker brown bottle. I have a few others, but those looked like the most interesting. Thank you for your time. I was just wondering what I should do with these (if anything) I thoroughly enjoyed looking through you website! Thanks Erin McCauley Columbus, OHIO

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From: Jburchwell

To: Digger

Subject: minature ger. bottles again

Date: 08-10-2003

sorry I forgot to attach the pictures I hope you get them :) Erin Burchwell Columbus, OHIO

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From: Dufusdawg1

To: Digger

Subject: Old Bottle's

Date: 09-10-2003

Dear Digger, Recently while building a road in Caroga, N. Y. I found this light green bottle, with the words in the glass on the front Emry Davis Sons & Co. New York Sole Proprietors, on the sides Universal Cough Syrup. This bottle is in excellant condition. No chips etc. at all. About 5 1/4 " tall. Could you tell me more about this bottle. Also there were broken ones again light green that had The Great Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-root Kidner Liver & Bladder Cure Specific in the glass. Any info on these would be great. Thanks Denise

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From: bob. fsnet. co

To: Digger

Subject: bottle of bourbon

Date: 09-10-2003

we have a ceramic vessel yellow rose of Texas bourbon could you please tell me if it worth keeping thank you

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From: Mabel

To: Digger

Subject: figurine bottles

Date: 09-10-2003

I have two whiskey bottles made by the McCormick distilling company. One is a figure of Abraham Lincoln and the other is George Washington. They are in perfect condition and the Abraham Lincoln has the original box. . They were found in barn of an estate we bought. I cannot find any information at all on these bottles. Am curious about there background. Would appreciate it if someone could steer me in direction of some information.

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From: Rvrjmd61

To: Digger

Subject: a bottle found in la.

Date: 09-10-2003

my husband found a bottle while hunting in catahula lake in central la. the bottle is a dark caramel brown, with the writing of " federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle" on the front, I guess, and on the bottom it has "ceo ballantine & son ltd. clascow scotland, bottle made in great britian" . the bottle is about 4in. wide x 2in deep x 9in tall. I would appreciate anything you could tell me about this. it also had a screw on top, which is missing. thank you again, vicki wiley

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From: flaggerj

To: Digger

Subject: Bottles found at 100 year old house

Date: 09-10-2003

Dear sir, Our family has just demolished a house site that is over 100 years old. (1891) In a part of Lowell Mass. that was once Tewksbury. We're turning up a large number of bottles some of them from a house that stood there previously and was burned. One still had a cork in the top. There is quite a history to the house but I am interested in 2 bottles I found in particular. In a quick internet search I turned up nothing. The brown bottle is 6 1/4 inches and the clear bottle is 6 1/2. The brown bottle reads "Johnson's" in print letters and "little brown bottle" in script then Lowell Mass in print. The clear bottle reads J. L. Mathieu's cough syrup Marlboro, Mass. I've included pictures. I hope you can tell me something about the "little brown bottle" In just the few minutes research I have done I think it would be classified a "bitters" bottle. Thank you in advance. Sincerely, Ruth Jalbert Attachments: bottle 1. JPG bottle 2. JPG

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From: Martine Trina

To: Digger

Subject: Mc Cormick Train Bottles

Date: 09-10-2003

Dear Sir, I inheirited a complete set of the McCormick Train series, released in about late 1960's. It consists of a Steam Engine, Tender, Baggage Car, and Mail Car. Number on bottom of engine is 203. Any idea what these are worth? Thanks, Martine Trina

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From: Rhody081

To: Digger

Subject: One gallon Smile embossed bottle (tan colored)

Date: 10-10-2003

 Digger: A friend of mine brought this bottle for me to look at. It stands 18 inches high, has a waffle or embossed pattern, tan in color, (I found the clear ones) has a cap with a wire twist holding it on, where it is not waffled at the base it is marked Contents One Gallon, Patened July 11, 1922 and in another area just below the neck not waffled it has the name Smile written longhand. I found the clear ones at one gallon and also found the 6. 5 oz. bottled in Shenendoah, Pa. and in Mt. Carmel, Pa. Do you have any info on where it was manufactured, what it is worth, and any other info regarding this bottle? Rhody

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From: LodemaJ

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Chemung Spring Water amber

Date: 10-10-2003

Greetings, I must have taken a dozen pictures of the bottle, but can't seem to get a good representation of the Indian. I looked on eBay and see one in clear with the screw top. My Indian looks exactly like it including the Big R in Water. http://cgi. ebay/ws/eBayISAPI. dll?ViewItem&item=3246606720&category=369. There is also a picture at http://cgi. ebay/ws/eBayISAPI. dll?ViewItem&item=3245825698&category=896. Note that the top is different on mine which makes me think mine is a reproduction. The dimensions are 9 1/2" high, 4 1/2" diameter. My husband bought it in Vermont because he appreciated the irony. He bought a bottle that says, "This bottle is loaned and never sold. " I'm going to send my pictures one at a time becuase I don't know how to put a group together! Sorry. Lodema Jenkins

 

--- In a message dated 10/6/03 7:07:34 AM, Digger writes: Can you send a picture? Tough to give you answer but if real. . it might bring $300-800 depending upon who is bidding for it.

 

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From: LodemaJ

To: Digger Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2003

9:02 AM

Subject: Chemung Spring Water amber Greetings From South Jersey. I read your answers about Chemung Spring Water, but my bottle doesn't fit your descriptions: it's heavy, it's amber, it's blown. The Indian embossing is consistant with the clear bottles. The bottom is fairly rough, but I'm not sure if the pontil is ground down or the bottom was roughed up. It looks like it held a stopper of some sort, but the inside is smooth. We live between Clayton NJ and Millville, so I've been over this piece with a magnifying glass to find a little CB, but can't find it. What is it? What's it worth? Lodema 

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From: Dirk Fister dirk_

To: Digger

Subject: digging fo bottles

Date: 10-10-2003

Dear Sir, You should be ashamed of yourselves. Promoting the destruction of archaeological sites for some profit. Out cultural heritage is being taken from us for $5-20 per bottle. Archaeological sites are a finite resource and much insight into our past is being lost every day because of people like you. Your website made me ill. Sincerely, Looter Hater

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From: greengablesbpivot greengablesbpivot

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 10-10-2003

Hi Digger, my mother purchased some old wine bottles I beleive ther are 5 of them and they are the presidents, George Washington, and 4 others the have Trenton's Spirits Ltd. on the back and bottom. There is no date and I have been unable to find anything about them on the internet. Can you give me any information on these president bottles? They are ceramic I beleive and painted the heads have corks in them and come off. Do you know what the value may be? Any help would be gratly appreciated. Sincerely Sharon

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From: Chad Batey chadbatey1

To: Digger

Subject: old bottles

Date: 11-10-2003

i have a 76 sprite national park series bottle that I cant find on the net it was marked gettysburg national millitary park!! ever seen one? how rare may it b? _________________________________________________________________

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From: drmcgee drmcgeebwabash

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 10-10-2003

Hi. I purchased 15 different bottles at a rummage sale for 50 cents a piece and was wondering their worth. They are as follows : #1. small Dr. Kings New Life Pills H. E. Bucklens Co. #2. Lyons for the hair Kathairon NewYork. # 3. Magic Introduction Co. New York. #4 Pond's Extract. #5. Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce. #6. Rubifoam for the teeth. #7The Silver Palace Pharmacy Prescriptionists Fort Pierce, Fla. #8. Harmony of Boston. #9. Mexican Mustang Liniment Lyon Mfg. Co. New York. #10. Eddy and Eddy Chemists St. Louis. #11. Humphreys Homeopathic Veterinary Specifics. #12. Ballard Snow Liniment St. Louis, MO. #13. CH Fletchers? Castoria. #14. Three in One, Three in One Oil Co. #15. Hires Improved Root Beer, Makes Five Gallons of a Delicious Drink, Philadelphia P. A. All are in good condition no corks or tops. Just an overall estimate would be appreciated. Thank You. Ruthann McGee.

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From: shoreguyb

To: Digger

Subject: re: Back bar bottles

Date: 11-10-2003

Hi: Do any of your books I can buy have info on stoppered back bar bottles? Values, dates, etc. Know of ANY books on the subject? Thanks

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From: Adam and Gili adamgilibzahav. il

To: Digger

Subject: Two interesting bottles in my collection

Date: 11-10-2003

The first is: a tall (about 12 inches), dark brown clay Dutch liquer bottle (gin) which still has most of it's original paper label on which one can clearly readthe details of Boll & Dunlop's Distillery from Schiedam - Holland. There is a dark picture of a Dutchman in the center of the label (the kind who seems to be wearing the old period costume of the early 19th cent. The label and also the clay bottle itself are clearly marked with the date 1821. This bottle was bought about 24 years ago in an antique store in Cape Town, S. Africa and must date back to the early Dutch settlers influence there. The second is a remarkable light green bottle about 4 inches high with the following words embossed upon it and running around it at an angle from top to bottom: DIE KEISSERLICHE PRIVILEGIRT ALTONATICHEW KRONESSENTS (and all this in capital letters) This little bottle also has both above and below the writing a small symbol which I cannot quite describe. This bottle has also been in my collection for the past 20 years. Am intersted to know whether these 2 bottles might be of any value to collectors today - especially whether the Dutch one might interest a gin bottle collector in Holland. Also, do you have any idea of their value, if any? Many thanks for your help, Marion

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From: DONDEE1946

To: Digger

Subject: found bottle

Date: 11-10-2003

Hi! Digger, I was at an auction the other day and came across two glass Clorox bottles, dark brown in color. One was a quart bottle and the other was a half gallon. The words CLOROX are around the top part of the bottles. And more writing on the bottom. I have never seen a glass Clorox bottle before. I asked my mother in-law if she had ever seen one (she's 79) and she said no. Can you tell me more about them? They are in Excellent condition.

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From: Cudamarie

To: Digger

Subject: information please

Date: 11-10-2003

recently we cleaned out my mothers attic and we found some jars from the 1800's they are canning jars we would like some information about what they are worth. . thanks alot pam in pennsylvania

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From: tony weston

To: Digger

Subject: Mystery bottle

Date: 12-10-2003

Dear Digger, I recently came into possession of a large glass bottle with the following dimensions and detail: base 10. 5 inches height 18. 5 inches neck width 4. 5 inches the base has a design covering the whole base consisting of a ring of leaves with a large ' 1776' in the centre. The very top of the pattern has a ' 3' ( possibly indicating gallons. ). Please could you throw any light on its' origin and possible value . Thanks Tony

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From: Stephen Olsen

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle age and use?

Date: 12-10-2003

Hi Digger, Found a bottle today, on the surface, down by an old mining cabin that was destroyed by fire in the 1950s. I suspect the bottle may be of about that vintage but I don't remember anything like it (I was born in 1940). It has no writing except for numbers and a symbol on the bottom. It is approx. 8 7/8" high and 2 7/8" in diameter. It is somewhat like a coke bottle with a waste about one inch from the bottom and twelve flat sides going up to the shoulder about 6" up. each ending in an arch. . The bottle is clear with the seam going all the way to the top with one small bubble in the glass. It is overall a round shape. It kind or reminds me of a Heintz ketchup bottle. The mouth had a screw on top with the thread going just over once around. Looking at the bottom, in the center is what looks like an H that narrows at the top with a capital A in the lower half. The number 6 or 9 is below it and 0 - 9258 is above it. The symbol sounds similar to that on the Lysol bottle you evaluated on your questions page. I'm sure the bottle isn't worth much but it is one of the few unbroken ones I have found by the old cabin. It is close to a creek and the property was logged about 6 years ago so it could be quite new. If you could tell me its age, use and location manufactured I would appreciate the info. I ordered your book, "Secrets of Privy Digging" today and look forward to reading it. It may be time to start a new hobby.

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To: Digger

Subject: hydrothermal

Date: 11-10-2003

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From: Stacey Padgett

To: Digger

Subject: bitters bottle

Date: 12-10-2003

Hi, I am fairly new at bottle collecting, about a year now. I am hoping for your opinion about the bottle that sparked my interest in this whole "collecting craze". I was hiking along a beautiful canyon and saw bottle sticking out of the crumbling dirt edge. The bottle had very wavy, imperfect glass, . the color is an absolute yellow amber but also has a light hugh of the olive. The words YERBA BUENA SF CA on one side and BITTERS on the other. I believe the shape of the bottle is referred to as a coffin flask. I have done a lot of research but have found very few listings or examples of the bottle. I have come across one other photograph but the value of the bottle has been hard to pinpoint. I do not have a current bitters price guide, however I do have a 1983 OFFICIAL PRICE GUIDE TO BOTTLES OLD AND NEW 6TH EDITION. This book values the bottle at 100. 00 twenty years ago. What do you think? By the way two local antique dalers have said it is #1 condition. Not a scratch, chip, or crack on the bottle. Thanks for the help! Sincerely, Stacey Padgett

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From: melanie.

To: Digger

Subject: Harden Grenade Sprinkler

Date: 12-10-2003

Hi Digger, I have a glass grenade, It has a star at the top of the bottle with the word "star" embossed within, also along the middle it has the words "harden grenade" and further down "sprinkler". It has ribbing along its length and is tubular in shape. The length of the bottle is 17 1/4 inches and 2 3/8 in diameter, it's of a deep cobalt blue colour. At the base its stamped RD No 60064. I was hoping that maybe you could tell me how old it is and if it's worth anything. I have enclosed a picture for your perusal.

 Hope you can be of help Kind Regards Melanie  

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From: Duxat82

To: Digger

Subject: your article on SELTZER BOTTLES

Date: 12-10-2003

DID YOU FINISH THIS ARTICLE YET. YOU MENTIONED YOU WERE WRITING ONE. I'D BE INTERESTED, AS I'M TRYING TO FIND OUT THE HISTORY OF A CZECH BOTTLE FOR GENERAL BOTTLING BRONX, CLEAR GLASS, VERY HEAVY BOTTOM. THANKS, LYNNE EASTON MA

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From: FRIKKIE COETZEE .

To: Digger

Subject: irish mist

Date: 12-10-2003

hi I have a bottle in the shape of a soldier with the markings: the bottle is unopend label 1: irish soldier irish brigade austrian army circa 1750 label 2 : 24 imp fl ozs 68 l ctl 70 proof 40 gay lussac the irish mist liquer co ltd tullamore republic of ireland prod of the republic of ireland markings on bottle :front :irish mist irelands legendary liqueur bottom:coronetti cunardo italy

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From: Sean Lawrence

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Appraisal

Date: 12-10-2003

Hi, I just returned from my trip! Was wondering if you had a chance to appraise my whiskeys or had any further questions? Thanks Sean

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From: RandShell

To: Digger

Subject: scovill'sbottle

Date: 12-10-2003

bottle is 9 1/2in tall and aqua in color. there are no chips, cracks or stains. . . . . . . the front says (blood & liver syrup) on one side it reads (cincinnatio) and (scovill's) on the other side. I think it dates around the 1860's but not sure. what I would like is the age and value. . . . thank u, Randy

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From: michael lewis.

To: Digger

Subject: Lewis 66 Whiskey

Date: 12-10-2003

Hello, My grandfather started Lewis 66 Whiskey Co. in Alabama prior to 1875. It was sold to or became apart of the Strauss, Pritz & Co. out of Cincinnati, OH. I have purchased several bottles on Ebay but I'm trying to find out more about the company when my grandfather started. I contacted the Oscar Getz Bourbon Museum in Kentucky and they only found out the Strauss and Pritz was in operation from 1875 to 1916. I recently have been doing some family history and contacted some new found relatives who gave me some oral history that was passed down through there family about the whiskey company that my grandfather started. Do you have any information or a resource that I could search to find more about the company. My grandfathers name was Dorsey Lewis and he started the company with his two brothers Jefferson and John. Thanks for any help provided. Michael Lewis

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From: SHOWERS4S

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 13-10-2003

I purchased an old seltzer bottle at an estate sale. It is etched with the name B. Shaw Son's from England. It has a plastic top with a blue little cap that screws off. My problem is that I don't know how to open the bottle. Can you give me some advice? Thank you. Linda Showers

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From: Northern Lights

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 13-10-2003

hi just a question on old brown hi-lex glass jugs would you know how old and how much they are worth thank you, sheri

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From: speedway fan

To: Digger

Subject: javex bottle

Date: 13-10-2003

I have recently come across a 16oz, 7 3/4 ht. Brown Javex Bottle, the Brand Name Javex is baked into the top of the glass, on the bottom it says Javex trade mark, (within a diamond shape). Could you please tell me the value of this item? Thank You sweetapple

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From: Sean Simko

To: Digger

Subject: Decanter Identification

Date: 13-10-2003

Hey, I am unable to identify this decanter. Any ideas who it might be by and rough age? Thanks in advance Sean

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From: Sue Santos

To: Digger

Subject: Mexican kahlua bottles

Date: 13-10-2003

Digger, I found 3 very cool Mexican Kahlua bottles in an old shed when we bought a country home in California. They are all 11 inches tall (with out corks, one is 12" with) and ceramic. The paper labels on the back of two are dated the 20th of May, 1937. (written in Spanish) The other is unreadable as to the date. Two still have the cork, one which is in the shape of a head. They are all kinda dirty, but in good shape except for the paper label on the back of one. I am not cleaning them too much because I'm afraid I'd do more harm than good. Is there any kind of market for these? If so, how do I find who wants them? They are very cool. I have more pictures. I was thinking about eBay, but I can't find anything like them and don't think they would sell. . . . . . Thank you very much for your time, Sue Santos

 

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From: Angelsteppe

To: Digger

Subject: I have found a digger site in my back yard

Date: 13-10-2003

I noticed the other day that I was finding many old glass bottles in my back yard. We found out it use to be a old dump site for the school house that has been here for many many years. Anyway I found 1 beverage bottle from Frederick Maryland that says Kehne's beverages and that company no longer exists and when I called the historic society they said it went out of business in 1949 so I know this bottle is from that era. I also found some older looking McCormick & Co small glass bottles that look like medicine bottles or something. They are pretty cool and some 10 oz Nehi bottles. I also found a wadella bottle looks like medicine bottle too. I wish I had a clue but maybe you can tell me what era I might be looking at. I found ball mason jar lids and atlas lids that are the zinc metals with the glass inserts. I need help . . . . thank you Angel

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From: Michael P. Cote

To: Digger

Subject: Lafayette Flask

Date: 13-10-2003

Hello Digger, I found this flask and I can find no reference to it anywhere. It is marked "Marie Josef Lafayette" and there are no other markings. Hopefully the pictures will do the rest of the talking. If additional details pictures would be helpful, let me know. Any leads on identifying who and when this flask was made will be greatly appreciated. Best regards, Mike

 

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From: C Schmidt cdschmidt

To: Digger

Subject: Limoges Statue of Liberty

Date: 13-10-2003

Hello there. I have a 14 inch approx bottle in the shape of the statue of liberty made by limoges apparently it is in celebration of an event and originally held brandy. I think. Are these bottles worth anything Thanks for your time.

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From: Rachel

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 14-10-2003

Dear digger Several years ago, I found a bottle. It is a one quart , amethyst tinted whiskey bottle, I believe. It is embossed with h. w. hugeley, 134 canal street, Boston. I would like to know more about it. I don't collect bottles but have always liked the looks of this one. Didn't realize that so many people collected them. . . . whew!!! Thank you for any info you can give me. Rachel

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From: Swain harveys

To: Digger

Subject: coca cola bottle

Date: 14-10-2003

Hi digger. Hope you can help with information on bottle it is a Indian rock ginger ale bowling pin shaped with coca cola on it and is from Washington north Carolina. It is a 6 1/2 oz bottle any information is appreciated as I can find nothing on it. Thanks . if any of your readers know anything about bottle thanks

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From: Gina Portwood

To: Digger

Subject: Green bottle with horseshoe

Date: 14-10-2003

Hi! Not really sure if you're still answering bottle questions, but if you are, I was wondering if you've by chance learned anymore about a bottle someone asked you about a few years ago now. It's the green bottle with a horseshoe on it at http://www. bottlebooks/questions/sept2000/september%5F2000%5Fquestions%5 Fask%5Fdig. htm I have the same bottle, mine's much cleaner and that photo doesn't do the green glass justice. It's got the wavy hand-poured thing going on as well. I could try to take a photo of it along with bottom if that would help? It's funny because I've had it for a couple of years now and have felt there's something interesting about it and have searched and searched online to no avail until today. Thanks for any help you can give. gina

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From: London713

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 14-10-2003

Dear Digger, I live in New York City and was working on a construction site. When we got passed street level we began to unearth a lot of stuff, especially bottles. I know nothing about bottles and was wondering if you could tell me if any of these bottles sound interesting and if so the age, value or any interesting facts about the following. 1) Sheffield, Bordens and Prudential Milk Bottles both pint and larger 2) A greenish glass bottled that is embossed ADNA then Southwick C. O. Tupper NY I think it also has a glass stopper 3) Laege manhattan Bottling Co clear and green 4)2 small 3 inches wine bottles with corks hand blown 5)4 -6 inch bottles embossed "Evers-Rehm" "Koneral" "Best" and "Griifin" 6) A Clear whiskey flask with a heavily embossed front of a sailing ship. No name just something about not reusing the bottle, It has a rainbow sort of look possibly from reaction to being burried. 7)Brown whiskey flask embossed "Bourbon de Luxe Whisket VanCouver Canada" 8)a neat green bottle with a lot of imperfection in the glass bubbles and what not, glass stopper says "Pee-Chee Cleveland O" on the bottom. Any help would be grand I think they look so neat and it was great to dig around in the pit after hours finding weird things. It would be nice to know anything about them. Thank you so much for your time. London

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From: JCARTER

To: Digger

Subject: WINE BOTTLE

Date: 14-10-2003

I have a bottle of wine in the shape of a musket. It stands approx. 3" tall, green and the barrel of the rifle is filled most of the way. The label is from Gabriele Borghini F U C, imported from Italy be Vento Import, Inc. , Cleveland, OH. Chianti, Vintage 1978. The cap is stamped "Casa Vento. " . My dad gave this to me years ago. What is it worth or can you tell me where to contact to sell this item. Thanks JERRY CARTER

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From: tim jones

To: Digger

Subject: cases of jim beam bonded-1939-42

Date: 14-10-2003

hey digger whats this stuff worth? Found a basement full of this stuff and other boose-please respond asap-tim from lake ozark MO

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From: rj mantick

To: Digger

Subject: do you know of this bottle?

Date: 15-10-2003

i have 2 bottles from the cincinatti area that have the name of jung on the bottle. I have not been able to get the history of them and I was wondering if you might know.

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From: Marvin Rohrbach

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 15-10-2003

I have a small bottle shaped much like a finger nail polish bottle. On the bottom is the patent number 110034. The patent was issued in 1870, but I cannot find out what the patent was issued for or the purpose of the bottle. Thanks for your help. Marvin

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From: Dan Wegiel

To: Digger

Subject: 'Big Boy' bottle

Date: 15-10-2003

Hi, I hope you can help. I found this bottle in very good shape while mushroom hunting. It has Patented April 12, 1927 La Porte Indiana on the bottom.

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From: cindy snider

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 15-10-2003

Hello , I have a very old bottle, I beleive it is a bim, but not sure of base it has the letters C B K with the date 1789, it stands about 10 inches high and is about 6 inches around. It was found in Wisconsen by my father many years ago he states he found it while putting up a fence. My father is not in very good health and I am hoping to find out information for him, he has treasured the bottle for years. Any information would be great. I beleive the bottle to be clear if cleaned, my sister thinks it looks like opal in color. Thank You Cindy Snider p. s. my husband thinks it is british.

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From: Joe Ginet

To: Digger

Subject: decantors

Date: 15-10-2003

I received a present of three cognac decanters. They are French generals Napoleon, Lassal, and Lannes. Arnart Imports Inc. Grenadier Spirits Co. May 1969 How many more of them were made and what are they worth?? Joe Ginet Williams, Oregon

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From: Dorothy Woodall

To: Digger

Subject: Old Bottle I think!

Date: 16-10-2003

Hi! Digger, Here is a bottle I bought at a yard sale and want to see if you can tell me anything about it. I mean It is a decanter I believe. It has the words (Federal Law Forbids Sale or re-use of this bottle and has the numbers 64 D-8 51 on the bottom of the decanter with a little emble that looks like a circle with a diamond in it with the letter H or I. Here are a couple of pictures that may help. It looks like it has long john silver on it and some other little pictures of a boat, treasure chest etc. Please help if you can. Thanks Dot

 

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From: Chance

To: Digger

Subject: H. S. Barton Distillery Bottle!

Date: 16-10-2003

Good morning, I hope you can assist me. . . . . . I have recently acquired a old "still sealed- Old Clover Pure Whiskey" bottle. It is green, 1pt. w/ bronze colored clovers on the bottles. The seal on the bottle says, "Made in Spring 1916, Bottled in Fall 1930. . . Produced by H. S. Distillery No. 24 Kentucky. It states it is 100 proof, Bottles in Bond, For Medicinal Purposes only. Can you help identify some history and possible value of this bottle? Thanks for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Ronnie Dewett

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From: CougerO

To: Digger

Subject: What kind of bottle?

Date: 16-10-2003

Hi. . Hoping for some information on this item. I've had it several years, bought it at a yard sale, where they knew nothing about it. The bottle is brown, and round. I purchased it setting in the metal thing that shows in first photo. Don't know if any of the metal stuff really go with it. The bottle does have a metal top pressed on it. It measures 11" circumference. Raised lettering reads" PatD Sep. 14th 1880 and March 14th 1893. ". . Appreciate any info you can give me, such as what it was used for, and value. . seams down side from top to middle where seam runs around the circumference. photos attached. Virginia Couger, Big Sandy, TN Couger

 

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From: VERONICAFZ

To: Digger

Subject: INFORMATION ON LIQUOR BOTTLE

Date: 16-10-2003

I have a liquor bottle that I found at a yard sale , it is marked on the bottom, LIQUOR BOTTLE KY DRB-230 ALSO HAS THE #'S 119 9 72. IT is white with swirls of differnt colors running through it. I love it ! , but have no information on it. hope you can help! thanks for your time ronni

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From: Peter Coleman

To: Digger Digger

Subject: henry goodyear

Date: 16-10-2003

Hi Digger, Hope you are well, I was very interested in your article on codds in the US especially the part about the Goodyear's as I am a marble bottle collector I found this very interesting Would you be able to tell me who Henry Goodyear was? a brother, cousin to Charles or just someone with the same name? I enjoy your site alot Thank you Peter colemanpeterbbigpond www. oldfizz

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From: Debbie Annette

To: Digger

Subject: old log cabin bourban whiskey

Date: 16-10-2003

I purchased a clear glass bottle, labeled Old Log Cabin bourban whiskey, from an estate sale. Both sides have seams, the top of the front and back (above the label) has an embossed log cabin and some tree-like designs. There is a green label that states it is only real bourban whiskey if the embossed words: BOURBAN WHISKEY appear in a cut out part of the label. The label states it is bottled in bond under government supervision. It was bottled in Montreal, Canada. The back label has printed: WHEN EMPTY BREAK BOTTLE TO PREVENT REFILLING. what do you estimate the bottle's age to be? Is it worth the $10 I paid? Thanks a bushel!

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From: SnoringPaul

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 16-10-2003

Digger I have a bottle with a curved neck that is leather bound and has a rooster head for the screw on cap hasa woven neck with fringes below that then wing shapes that could be sewn or etched on the side there is no writing as the whole bottle is covered in leather the leather is stamped made in italy on the bottom also along the seam it looks like it was branded with a line of design let me know if you have ever seen anything like this if you need a pic let me know and I will send 1 thanks Paul

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From: Vickie

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 16-10-2003

Hi, we just found this bottle today. I think it is great. It is 7 1/2 " tall including the glass stopper. Do you have any idea how much it is worth. I hope these pics are good enough to see. The name on the bottle is ED. PINAUD PARIS. There is some writing on the bottom but I can't read it. I think it is his signature. Thank you for your time.

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From: Vickie

To: Digger

Subject: Emailing: 000_0399

Date: 16-10-2003

maybe you can see this view better. . Your files are attached and ready to send with this message. Attachments:

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From: Sonia Coates

To: Digger

Subject: clorox bottle

Date: 16-10-2003

This is a 1 gallon, brown bottle with the name clorox formed into the glass. On the bottm of the bottle, it says 'Duraglass' in script lettering. It states a patent number of 9 51 (space between the 9 and 5 intentional). Thanks for any info you can give me about this bottle. Sonia Coates Sonia Coates NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS!!! Life is but a road to travel, it is a one way street, so follow your heart!!!

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From: Swain harveysbalways-online

To: Digger

Subject: coca cola bottle and strrrttz bottle

Date: 17-10-2003

hi digger, these two bottles were found by my sons while digging. can you give any information and possible value. first: a bowling pin shaped bottle. 6 1/2 oz with indian rock ginger ale. coca cola and washington nc second: a bowling pin shapped bottle 4 fl oz. has registered on it and the letters strrrttz any information would be appreciated . we can find information on first bottle, with exception of pepsi cola instead of coca cola.

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From: Mr. Steven Greenlaw

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 17-10-2003

Hello, Please consider, Hote Imports, www. hoteimports. biz for a weblink. We sell Egyptian perfume bottles. Any consideration would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and have a wonderful day!

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From: Gregg

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 18-10-2003

Hi! I live on a place where my grand parents, and parents before them lived, and dumped a lot of bottles way out in the back yard. So far I've found 30 old quart milk bottles with dates from the 40s on the bottom of the bottles. Besides finding lots of old coke, and pepsi bottles, I've found an old 7-up bottle with the no. 24 on the bottom. Is this the date it was made?

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From: Pinkprincess759

To: Digger

Subject: I found a bottle and Im curious about the age

Date: 18-10-2003

Hello! My Dad found a bottle in our backyard and he is curious how old it is. Its clear in color, it is embossed with a "Sunlight Bleach" emblem. The Sunlight Chemical Corporation put the bleach out and they worked out of Phillipsdale, RI. He and I have searched the internet for the company but to no avail were unable to find it. If you could help us out it would most definitely be appreciated. Thanks and hope you can help us! Thanks, Dad and daughter Magoon

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From: bruce_

To: Digger

Subject: Jacobs Cabin tonic bitters

Date: 18-10-2003

Hi, My Mom passed recently and I have #15 of the 1974 repro. I can' t seem to find an updated value. If you have any idea I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you, Bruce

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From: SUGARBAR12

To: Digger

Subject: ?????????????????????

Date: 18-10-2003

I have a bottle in the shape of a 20's Flapper. Clear glass, approx. 10 1/2" tall, bobbed hair, hands clasping her neck, swirled skirt. I have had her for a long time. I have searched several times on the internet, with no luck. I don't know who made her, what she was used for and how much is she worth? Thank you for your time, Joan

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From: James Dennis

To: Digger

Subject: old bottle info

Date: 19-10-2003

My wife found a bottle with the following words embossed on the side. THE ABBOTT ALKALOIDAL Co CHICAGO The bottle is square and about 4 inches high. When held up to a white paper it has a very, very pale pink color to the glass. There is also 4 or 5 bubbles in the glass. Any information about the bottle would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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From: shooting4star

To: Digger

Subject: liberty bell and 3 soldiers bottle

Date: 19-10-2003

Hello, I happen to find your site while trying to find out anything about this bottle I purchased at a second hand shop. Don't know if you can help identify it but any infor would be greatly appreciated. The bottle stands almost 12" high has the Liberty Bell on one side and 3 soldiers on the other. On the bottom is written limited edition 1971, 1-8-1659. It has a white screw cap with blue stars around it's side and one outlined red star on top. Just like to know what this bottle is?? Thanks Shooting4starz

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From: Relichunter15

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 19-10-2003

I have a bottle that I found in my backyard that is a greenish color, it has a cork top and a thick rounded bottom, on the bottom of the bottle it says "see that each cork is sealed" ( I think) it is really faded and hard to read below that it says "CANTRELL AND COCHRANE" on the bottom very bottom it says Dublin and Belfast, any value or information on this bottle would be greatly appreciated, it has a very small chip out of the top. Thanks, Chris Dickson

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From: higgybear50

To: Digger

Subject: English Whiskey Crock

Date: 19-10-2003

I just purchased a small whiskey crock, on the bottom it says Made In England, and on the front it is an ad for - INDIA PANAMA HORSE HAT, with a picture of a horse wearing a hat and a marking of the letter J is also on the front. Is it worth anything, or is this a reproduction? I cannot find any information on this crock. Thank you. Picture below. Bonnie Attachments: 26. jpg

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From: Sue Ann Carroll joe.

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 19-10-2003

I have found what seems to be a very common bottle in the eaves of my attic. It was most surely left by the workers building the house in 1902. It is a clear, 8 inch tall bottle with "Warranted Flask" embossed on the front. It's definitely BIM with a crown top (I think). I've done some searching and found many bottles on the internet thay fit it's description and look just like it. It had the remnants of a cork in the top and has some air bubbles in the body. One oddity, however, is the number embossed on the bottom: 470. I've had no luck finding a bottle description regarding this and am curious to know what that means. Thanks so much for your help. Sue Ann Carroll

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From: Deborah Gearheart

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 19-10-2003

Hello Digger, I recently got a bottle from my grandmothers house, and I cant seem to find out how old it is and so on. The bottle is 5 1/2" tall, it has a cork stop with material around the cork, it is clear glass, it appears to me machine made, it has a regular flat lip, it is stamped on the bottom with owens, and it also has some numbers on it ( 19, then another stamp then 0 and another number I cant read), on the front of it it is stamped pour line with an arrow and a line, it also has marks on both sides showing the amount of liquid by cc's, and by some other symbol that looks like a double 3?, im guessing ounces. it also has a little bit of liquid thats kind of thick and a little bit grainy inside! what I would like help finding out is. . . . everything about it!! the age, where it was made possibly, what the mark is that looks like a double 3, of course the approximate value which im sure isnt alot, and possibly if the contents inside could possibly be what came in the bottle. P. S. on the front of the bottle it also has that double 3 again. it looks like the double 3 iv any help would be awesome and I really appreciate it. THANKS!!!!!!

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From: Skiddo7001

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 19-10-2003

hi, I am e-mailing you because I was recently going through an extensive bottle collection from when my Husband was into digging for old bottles. Among many items he has including beer bottles and inkwells and insulators we came across very old pottery bottles and one bottle really seams unusual. It is about 51/5 inches tall and the raised writing says ONE MINUTE COUGH CURE. What makes it seem so different is that it has never been opened. It still has the cork in the top and a paper label that gives the directions and ingredients. It says PREPARED BY E. C. DE WITT & CO. CHICAGO, U. S. A. . We also have the original cardboard box that it came in, although the box is not in mint condition. Can you offer any idea of the value (if any) or possibly refer me to someone with knowledge in this area. Thank you so very much. Lsant

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From: Scott Fulford

To: Digger

Subject: bottle discovered

Date: 20-10-2003

Hello, Some friends of mine discovered a bottle in a house while moving in. It is a 25oz bottle of Seagram's Five Star Canadian Rye Whisky. The label at the neck of the bottle has 1963 stamped on it. Half its contents are still in it. The liquid is very thick and clean oil looking. Wondering if there is something I should do to preserve the bottle. Do I take and empty the contents? What my friends were wondering is how potent would the alcohol be in that bottle from being aged in a bottle since 1963. If you can suggest an option that we could take to test the amount of alcohol that has been fermented or something like that? Thank you for your time, Scott

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From: Tim and Susie Morrow

To: Digger

Subject: coke bottle question

Date: 20-10-2003

I have a coke bottle That is clear in color, straight sided, says coke embossed in a diamond frame on one side and coca cola in a diamond frame also on the other. Says no deposit on the bottom front on both sides. around the neck it says, contents one pint. on both sides. on the bottom it says, not to be refilled. and also a small circle with a capitol "I" in it. numbers after that are, 68 18779-61 . any info would be great, Thanks, Tim Morrow. in Washington state. Update to our family page on 5-7-2003

http://www. geocities/timsuem/index. html

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From: Keith Bebo

To: Digger

Subject: Amber Bottle

Date: 21-10-2003

 My name is Keith and I have a amber bottle, that I need some help with if you can. It says on the front: Franks Safe Kidney & Liver Cure, It has a picture of what looks like a safe on wheels or ? Rochester, NY. On the back of the bottle it says: Since 1892 works wonders. This is not a polite way of drinking. Nothing in this remedy will grow on any one, no danger of contracting the drink or any other kind of habit. On the bottom: Wheaton NY or NJ not sure of the initials. I will send some pictures also. Thank You for all your help. Keith Bebo

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From: Values of Time

To: Digger

Subject: need your help/please!

Date: 21-10-2003

Hi, First of all thank you for your site and taking the time for others. I have researched this jug and came up empty, so here i'am . I have a 5 gal. glass jug. It is embossed like this ( SHAWNEE MINERAL WATER - BOTTLED ON THE BLUE MOUNTAIN . The bottle is round and 20" high w/a applied blob top/ I think it is. The jug is a three pc. On the bottom it has a 7/8"seam that goes all the way around and a seam comming off it to the start of the neck (closed to the shoulder) On the side towards the bottom seam it reads - CONTENTS 5GAL. with a # 45 and a W . The color is a very nice blue, one could say like a cornflower blue . The word SHAWNEE is arched over the other words except - BLUE MOUNTAIN is arched upwards . This piece has seeds (bubbles) all through out and what looks like strings of glass inside, I would guess from the cold . Well there you have it , I hope you can tell me a little history on this piece, Oh yes this piece also came in a leather box (like a tall suit case) with a handle on the top to carry it. Nothing is written on the box, I hope this will help enough to figure out my mystery . Thank you jeff from penna.

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From: Eric Smith

To: Digger

Subject: Q?

Date: 21-10-2003

Have you ever heard a bottle with the words "Hantite Tradmark" on the cap???

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From: Denice squeaky5449badelphia

To: Digger

Subject: old glass I V bottle

Date: 21-10-2003

I have a glass bottle that looks like an I V bottle It has holders to go upside down ( the bottle) it is worth anything

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From: Susan

To: Digger

Subject: found bottle

Date: 21-10-2003

Hi , I have recently found a bottle , which was buried atlest 18-20 feet. It looks like a very small Ketchup bottle , but I am not sure. It is marked Heinz made D 252 363 or could be 383 in Canada The D has a diamond around it. This area has a circle around it Has a seam up both sides. There are 8 panels, 4 on each seamed side. Screw top. The whole bottle is 7 inches tall I am sure that this is not worth alot , but I collect vinegar cruets and bottles. I was wondering if you could tell the age of it. It just looks like a cute little ketchup bottle Appreciate anything that you could tell me. . . . . . . . . . . . Thanks Susan Furlano

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From: mary duke

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 21-10-2003

Color is clear. mold seam goes over top of lid. 5 3/4 in. high. base is smooth. Shaped like a half-pint liquor bottle. Condition is excellent, cap is rusted. Circle on front contain message - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - in script. Diagonal marking from middle of greeting to base. Screw on cap. Thank you, in advance for any information you have. grandsbcrosslink

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From: Dianne Tamburro

To: Digger

Subject: Haig & Haig Whiskey

Date: 21-10-2003

I was hoping you could help me. I came across an old unopened bottle of whiskey with the following markings: HAIG & HAIG five start bleded scots whisky, 4/5 quart 86. 8 proof, 100% scotch whiskies blended and bottled by Haig & Haig Ltd, Markinch Scotland, Product of Scotlant. Distilled and bottled in Scotland under british government supervision. It is also marked Reg. US Pat Off. the above is imprinted onto the glass (not a label) There is also a label that reads; purchased from Finnnigans of Wilmslow and Bond Street Duty Free Liquor Shop at Manchester Airport, Duty free for exportation only. Any info on age, price, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Dianne in New Jersey

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From: Steve

To: Digger

Subject: Jack Daniels Belle of Lincoln

Date: 21-10-2003

Dear Digger, I have two Belle of Lincoln bottles, both full and sealed. One is complete with the box and bottle tag and in perfect condition. The other one has no box nor tag. One decanter is from bottling #2. The other is from Bottling #1. Any idea of their estimated worth? Is and does the low bottling number increase their value?

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From: Bruce Creswell

To: Digger

Subject: HARTWIG KANTOROWICZ BOTTLE

Date: 22-10-2003

I bought a green bottle at a garage sale, and would like to know something about it and it's worth. It is 10 1/2" tall and has wrapping around the top with a red stripe around the top and bottom of the wrapping. It is a gin shaped bottle with Hartwig Kantorowicz, then a jewish star in the center, then Posen, Berlin, Hamburg, Germany. On the back it has a circle with a bow above it, all of this is embossed. I hope with this you can tell me a little about it. Thank you. . . . Kelly Creswell

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From: Craig & Missy Wensel

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle found whant to knwo about.

Date: 22-10-2003

Hi! I was digging under my back deck with my friend. We found a bottle with the words, MASON'S PATENT NOV 30TH 1858. The th after the number 30 is small with an underline underneath it. The height is 8 3/4 inches, the width is 4 1/2 inches at the base, and the mouth is 2 1/2 inches The bottle is round and starts to taper about 5 inches up. Tapers at top to 3 1/2 inches. It has a screw top-3 ridges split-one long ridge on one half, and two shorter ridges on the other side. There is also smaller lines around the top. It is an aqua color with air bubbles all over. On the bottom the pontil mark is off center, there are five bumps on bottom in an x shape. It looks like it was made in five pieces, it looks like it has two center pieces, one bottom piece, and two top pieces. The condition of the bottle is fare, it has a few stress cracks on the bottom and the neck. It has some dirt marks. I would like to know age, rarity, and value.

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From: Christy Bartlett

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 23-10-2003

HELLO. . first time on your site. . wow!. . well I have found an 8oz, light purple bottle, , seams stop at the neck, , on the bottom is the initials. . F. E. R. Q. CO, #1205 . On the sides are cc on one side and fluids on the other also. . the neck is a blob and is bent to one side, I believe the color is from being in the sun, I hope I have given enough of a description . If you look down on the bottle , it is rectangle shape. I am very new at this, , I would like to say "THANK YOU" for a wonderful web site, , so much info, the best I have ever seen, , easy to use site for dummies like me! Thank you again for your time, Sincerly , Christina Bart

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From: simonlw

To: Digger

Subject: torpedo bottle

Date: 23-10-2003

hi i'm simon . i'm hoping to know more about torpedo bottles very beautiful & interesting, its costs , by the way i'm from malaysia , yeap long way ! can you tell more on this , how to obtain one . . . . . even a repro will do I collect common local soft drink bottles , those that are not in market anymore. . between 10 ~ 60 years old. i'm not even consider a novice as our bottle history isn't long REGARDS SIMON

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From: Price K. Laird

To: Digger

Subject: Patent medicines

Date: 23-10-2003

I am interested in purchasing a volume containing histories of patent medicines. Would these be in the "Medicines 2000" listed on your web page? Price K. Laird

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From: gretchenbl

To: Digger

Subject: rice dairy bottle

Date: 23-10-2003

 I'm looking for bottles from the old Rice Dairy in Sodus, NY. I haven't had any luck and wondered if you have any suggestions or have any seen any of them. Thank you, Gretchen Rice

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From: Kathy Meritt

To: Digger

Subject: spider web bottles

Date: 23-10-2003

I have some bottles with cob webs and I am trying to figure out what they might be and if theya re collectible. I have been looking under cobweb. I will try spider web. Any other advise appreciated!!!! Kathy

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From: Bruce Creswell

To: Digger

Subject: Re: HARTWIG KANTOROWICZ BOTTLE

Date: 23-10-2003

Digger wrote: Sounds like you made a good buy. it is probably old and without looking it up I am not sure of a price but it is a German bitters. There are many different ones listed send a pix I'll see if I can find a price.

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From: "Bruce Creswell"

To: Digger Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003

10:05 AM

Subject: HARTWIG KANTOROWICZ BOTTLE I bought a green bottle at a garage sale, and would like to know something about it and it's worth. It is 10 1/2" tall and has wrapping around the top with a red stripe around the top and bottom of the wrapping. It is a gin shaped bottle with Hartwig Kantorowicz, then a jewish star in the center, then Posen, Berlin, Hamburg, Germany. On the back it has a circle with a bow above it, all of this is embossed. I hope with this you can tell me a little about it. Thank you. . . . Kelly Creswell [Image] Hope this will help Kelly

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From: Bruce Creswell

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 23-10-2003

Hopes this helps Kelly [Image] Sounds like you made a good buy. it is probably old and without looking it up I am not sure of a price but it is a German bitters. There are many different ones listed send a pix I'll see if I can find a price.

----- Original Message

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From: "Bruce Creswell"

To: Digger Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003

10:05 AM

Subject: HARTWIG KANTOROWICZ BOTTLE I bought a green bottle at a garage sale, and would like to know something about it and it's worth. It is 10 1/2" tall and has wrapping around the top with a red stripe around the top and bottom of the wrapping. It is a gin shaped bottle with Hartwig Kantorowicz, then a jewish star in the center, then Posen, Berlin, Hamburg, Germany. On the back it has a circle with a bow above it, all of this is embossed. I hope with this you can tell me a little about it. Thank you. . . . Kelly Creswell

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From: Bruce Creswell

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Re: HARTWIG KANTOROWICZ BOTTLE

Date: 23-10-2003

hopes this helps Kelly Digger wrote: Sounds like you made a good buy. it is probably old and without looking it up I am not sure of a price but it is a German bitters. There are many different ones listed send a pix I'll see if I can find a price.

----- Original Message

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From: "Bruce Creswell"

To: Digger Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003

10:05 AM

Subject: HARTWIG KANTOROWICZ BOTTLE I bought a green bottle at a garage sale, and would like to know something about it and it's worth. It is 10 1/2" tall and has wrapping around the top with a red stripe around the top and bottom of the wrapping. It is a gin shaped bottle with Hartwig Kantorowicz, then a jewish star in the center, then Posen, Berlin, Hamburg, Germany. On the back it has a circle with a bow above it, all of this is embossed. I hope with this you can tell me a little about it. Thank you. . . . Kelly Creswell

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From: brenda cooke . co

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 24-10-2003

Dear Digger I have a Clayton's clear bottle with a glass ball in the top. The neck is squashed in places, a funny shape. On the front is Clayton Bros at the top and a CB in the middle and Pimlico (which I know is in London) underneath. On the back is A. Alexander & co Leeds and London. I gather this is the bottle maker but I can't find out anything about them or the Clayton's. Hope you can help. What was in the bottle and how old is it. Hope you can help. From Brenda

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From: Pam Bouler -net

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 25-10-2003

I have a large ceramic I think, not glass whiskey bottle painted brown and gray and shaped like an old pistol. It is Ezra Brooks. The seal has Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 4/5 quart 90 proof. Any value? Pam Bouler Independence, MS

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From: Peter Tulumello

To: Digger

Subject: Bottles - Email #1

Date: 24-10-2003

Trying to locate information on three bottles that I own -; One is tall and ornate - and has the markings of a company on it - " L. Rose & Co. ";; On the bottom of this bottle is a large letter "L" plus letters or symbols that I can not read. ; Photo of Bottle Attached to this Attachments:

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From: Peter Tulumello

To: Digger

Subject: Bottles - Email #2

Date: 24-10-2003

These are the images of the Chemical Flasks. ; Thank you in advance of any information that you can provide on these and the L. Rose & Co. Bottle

 

 

 Peter, your bottle is a lime juice juice bottle. It is English. Value is about $20-30.

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From:

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 24-10-2003

Hi,  I have a bottle about 6" high, rectangle-shaped with rounded corners that says "THYCALOL AN ANTISPETIC FOR THE MOUTH & TEETH". This is not a screw-on top, it looks like it had a cork in the top. The glass is clear. I can't find any information about it. Perhaps it is in a special bottle book that I don't have access to. Have you ever heard of Thycalol? Any idea who can help identify it? Thanks,

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From: Don Boyles Don.

To: Digger

Subject: Boyles Beverage

Date: 24-10-2003

I have a bottle (empty) labeled Boyles Beverage. The label is white with red lettering. I think it was bottled somewhere in the vicinity of Lincolnton, N. C. Can you tell me anything about the company's history? Thanks. Don Boyles

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From: PerfectCircle360

To: Digger

Subject: DELVA AFRIKA CORPS

Date: 24-10-2003

I have a bottle of scotch rebottled by delva liquors with raac approval of Purity bottle has been wrapped in bubble wrap and kept horizontal position for At least the 32 years ive been alive I was wanting to know approx value with Th afrika corps history from some general. Someone has pictures of the whole Booklet on your site but says you couldn't find any more info I was hoping you Since have found more and can give me an appraisal

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From: YRUADINK

To: Digger

Subject: green bottle

Date: 24-10-2003

I have a green bottle. . . sry no pic. . . it is probably 7" high and shaped a little like an hour glass. . only bigger on the botton half. It is stamped with a C and a R inside the C with the number 7 stamped below it. Any deas? thanks. . KIP

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From: Virginia Melvin

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle

Date: 25-10-2003

I have a clear flat bottle about 5 1/2 inches high. It has "The Name St. Joseph's Assures Purity" Do you have any idea the date and value of it? Virginia

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From: Susan scottie

To: Digger

Subject: bottle foound

Date: 25-10-2003

KMG Creations Hi , I have recently found a bottle , which was buried atlest 18-20 feet. It looks like a very small Ketchup bottle , but I am not sure. It is marked Heinz made D in Canada To the right of the center are the #'363(383) The D has a diamond around it. The whole area has a circle around it. Has a seam up both sides. There are 8 panels, 4 on each seamed side. Screw top. The whole bottle is 7 inches tall I am sure that this is not worth alot , but I collect vinegar cruets and bottles. I was wondering if you could tell the age of it. It just looks like a cute little ketchup bottle Appreciate anything that you could tell me. . . . . . . . . . . . Thanks Susan Furlano scottie54b

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From: Deirdre Reid

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 25-10-2003

Hi, I saw this question on your website and I have the same bottle. What can you tell me about it? Thanks Deirdre ("dear digger, I am searching for information on Erven Lucas Bols, some years back I inherited an urn/jug? from my grandmother it is believed to have been in the family for many years, my grandmother apparently inherited it from her grandmother? but I am not sure if this is fact or an exaggerated family story. its a delft blue urn/jug with a lid its about 25 cms tall and had a handle, it is in perfect condition except the cork in the lid its broken in half. it has the following painted on the base: Ervan Lucas Bols anno 1575 Amsterdam Holland delft it has windmills and boats painted on the front and I was wondering if you could tell me a little about its origins, maker and if anno 1575 is the year it was made and if its rare. I love this urn and its been on my shelf for a few years and people always comment on it. my father in law picked it up the other day and said that it may be worth something. I have never cared about a value as it has much sentimental value to me and I would never sell it, but maybe I should have it insured!!!!! for all I know it could be a worthless piece of junk but thought I would check it out anyway I can email a photo if needed, let me know and I will arrange this kind regards Karen)

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From: tsylbilbad

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 26-10-2003

hi digger I have a decantor omb liquorbottle no 45 1975 royal halburton china on the bottom . is that of a polish solder on a horse polish legion convention in chicago 1975 any information will be helpful

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From: brad fair _

To: Digger

Subject: Question for Digger

Date: 26-10-2003

Hi Digger. I have a few bottles that I would like some info on and I thought you might be able to help me. The first bottle is an old milk glass Hartwig Kantorowicz bottle. On the front it says Posen Hamburg Paris. It measures about 2 3/4" at the shoulder and 2 1/4" at the base. The neck is 2' from shoulder to top and the top measures about 7/8" to 1" in diam. Could you give me some insight on this bottle and an approximate value? The next bottle in question is a 1/4 pint milk bottle that was for butterfat samples only and supplied by a laboratory in San Fransico, Ca. . I would like to know the approx value of this bottle. Last but not least is a bottle that looks to me to be an old milk bottle but I can't be sure. It is a pale bluish aqua color and has lots of imperfections like air bubbles and dimples etc. . It measures about 11 1/2 " tall and 3" at the base. The mouth measures about 2 1/4" outside diameter. The bottom has a crude kind of star embossed on it which measures about 1 1/2". I would like to know just exactly what this bottle is and an approximate value. Any info you can give me on these bottles is greatly appreciated. I attached some pics of the 1/4 pint milk bottle and the unknown bottle. Thanks. Brad Hughson, Ca.

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From: greg mercurio

To: Digger

Subject: cuban liquor bottle + photos

Date: 26-10-2003

We pulled this unopened bottle of Cuban CREME CAFE buried inside my mother in law's liquor cabinet. The label over the top has the date Junio 19, 1954. Is this worth holding onto Please see photos. Thank you

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From: shoreguyb

To: Digger

Subject: re: back bar bottles

Date: 26-10-2003

Hi: Do any of your books deal with back bar bottles? Have any for sale? Thanks.

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From: DAVLOUTOW

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 26-10-2003

hi got a black codd bottle fornt g hirst liversage bottom// gh// back. Patent rare grove sole makers dan rylands ltd barnsley a. 15. Atic condition done face test cold no removale with remover. . Really hope you can help thanks louise.

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From: mary duke

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 26-10-2003

From- grand I have a quart size fruit jar MASON'S PATENT NOV. 30 TH 1858 . On back U. C. CO . On bottom 18 Color is Clear

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From: Kelly

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 26-10-2003

Hi, I have a glass bottle that was found on a construction site in Boston. There is no paper label. The sides say: Old Mr. Boston The front says: The only rock & rye in the world made by the clearfruit patented process. u. s. patent office no 2104104 "the fruit can never turn dark" bottom has numbers and says "design patent applied for" It's unlike any liquor bottle I've seen. There's no cap on it. Would you have any information on this bottle? Thank you. Kelly

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From: Harry J Spady

To: Digger

Subject: Unknown bottle found by my dad & he is driving me crazy to identify it!!

Date: 26-10-2003

My father found this old bottle on a farm. It is white in color. Stands roughly 12 inches tall and 3 inches round with a wide mouth top (no cap on it). The only identifications numbers I have on this bottle are the numbers 5520 printed near the bottom of the bottle. When the bottle is turned upside down there is a number 6 on it. Can you help us? I would GREATLY appreciate this.

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From: Candy Jones.

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 26-10-2003

We have about 300 bottles that once contained bourbon. These bottles are old because they were collected by my husband's grandfather. List of a few George Washington with a drummer boy beside him. Betsy Ross making the United States flag Elvis Presley that is also a music box but contained whiskey. Wild Turkey's Chinese woman Japanese woman bottled by Morozoff distilleries Emported by Koshu . House of koshy (Plum Wine) was in this bottle.

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From: Dave Krawetzki

To: Digger

Subject: bottle caps

Date: 27-10-2003

Have approx. 2000 lemon soda caps[unused] circa. 1930. Crown Caps and Closures sent to the G. A. Boeckling Co Sandusky, Ohio. My father worked at Cedar Point as youth in the bottling facility. Value ? Sale? Thank-you

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From: PengyPitch

To: Digger

Subject: identity and value

Date: 27-10-2003

Dear Sir, I have a clear glass bottle, 12. 5 cms high with a pontil mark and diagonal mould mark on the bottom. It has 4 panels/facets with embossed writing on each. F. R's Spilsbury His antiscorbutic Drops by the Kings Patent. It is in very good condition. Any ideas? I have enclosed photo. Many thanks, Penelope

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From: Dixon775

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 28-10-2003

I found an old jar in my basement and would like to see if it has any value. It's approximately 6 inches tall, clear, the whole jar has a pattern in the glass that's like plaid (vertical and horizontal lines intersecting), an open space probably for a label, square shaped, the only identifying marking is the number 1157. I also found a bicentenial liberty bell mason jar, clear, 1 pint, is this worth anything?

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From: Leslie Smith

To: Digger

Subject: Braille Embossed Bottle

Date: 28-10-2003

Hi there Digger I stumbled across your website while trying to find info on a small bottle found while digging in my backyard that is embossed with braille writing mid-way down the bottle. I also have a number of old medicine bottles recently dug up from a construction site that was a city dump in the 1880's. I live in Toronto (Canada) and would appreciate any history/ information/ value about this braille bottle as I cannot seem to find anything - therefore assuming it is quite rare. Thanks for your help. Leslie Smith

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From: Janice Kwasnik

To: Digger

Subject: Old Cabin Whiskey

Date: 28-10-2003

Hi, I have an Old Cabin Whiskey bottle in amber that appears to be a Clevenger repro. from 1931 that you described in your article on E. G. Booz's whiskey bottles. If it is in fact that, what would it be worth? Thanks, Janice

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From: Danielle

To: Digger

Subject: Please help!

Date: 28-10-2003

I have a dark green bottle. On the front of it is embossed across the top letters that say, "The FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" and on the bottom "WAHINGTON" It's not actually across the top it's a round bottle so it's sort of around the front of it. In the middle of the or in between the letters there is an embossed face of a man. Side view, I donít know if its an Indian or if its WASHINGTON? On the bottom of the bottle it says NULINE, NJ. I'm not sure if the little image under the nuline, nj is nj the shape of the state or what? Please tell me the value and the history also the age. sorry there wasn't a picture available. Danielle

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From: PengyPitch

To: Digger

Subject: Re: identity and value

Date: 28-10-2003

Many thanks. Value a bit of a surprise! I have enclosed some more photos which may be a bit better. Attachments: spil4. ZIP

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From: ammurphy

To: Digger

Subject: Hygeia Vinaris bottle

Date: 28-10-2003

Dear Ask Digger: I have a light blue/green glass bottle. Written in an oval are the words Hygenia Vinaris, Est'b. 1885 and a smaller oval with a picture of a person holding a rope and the words TRADE MARK. Below the oval it says H. D. W. CO. , 406-420 East 53rd St. , N. Y. Contents 5 pints. The bottle is 12 1/2 inches tall, round in shape with a 3 " neck. The bottle has a seem up 2 sides, but the top of the bottle doesn't show a seem. This bottle is not damaged or chipped. It has a small amount of rust on the neck. I wonder what this bottle use to contain, its age, some history of the company that sold this bottle, if it is rare and valuable, and would it be a collectible that someone may want to purchase. Thank you for your help.

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From: CHARLES KORYTOWSKI

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 28-10-2003

Have been looking for a blown black glass bottle that upon blowing the bottle they stood bottle upright on the ground and the impression of the earth or mulch was impressed in the bottom of the bottle. Saw them in Savanna Ga. Also am interested in old bottles pre-1900 what is the best books to get from you?

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From: neil. jones

To: Digger

Subject: Long shot from England

Date: 29-10-2003

Hi! I know this is a long shot, but I'm trying to win a Pub bet, and I'll get a drink out of it if I'm right, so here goes: I remember seeing a documentary on Champagne recently, and I'm sure it was stated that early Champagne bottles came from the north of England because that's where the only bottles strong enough were made at the time. The area of England I believe was Newcastle/Leeds. I also believe that there's a link between Newcastle Brown Ale bottles and Champagne bottles that relates to this fact. . . My friends down at the pub don't believe me! After rigorous searching I've turned up a couple of paragraphs that suggest I'm right, but I need a more definitive answer! Help! Thanks in advance Neil Jones Lymm Cheshire England

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From: RSLEE

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Appraisal Flow Blue Figural Clarkes Whisky Xmas Bottle

Date: 29-10-2003

Hello Digger, I am sending this e-mail and attaching some photos of the bottle in question.  This bottle came from a lady who found it years ago in Colorado. It is 6 inches tall, looks the same color as some flow blue plates and the front is dated 1897. The photos show the front, back side and close-ups of the writings and numbers. There are no markings on the bottom. The cork is on the ladies back as shown. It is in mint condition. If you need any other info, please let me know. Thanks in advance, S Simpson

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From: UserT

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 29-10-2003

I have a bottle it's green in color and it's shape is square and it also has the number 76 wrote in a circle in gold. Can you tell me what type of bottle this is? Steph

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From: John Henderson

To: Digger

Subject: Recent Appraisal

Date: 29-10-2003

Digger, You recently did an appraisal for me on a Blue ceramic bottle and indicated that the pictures were not clear enough to get the detail. Let me clarify what was on the bottle. The back has "The Fleischmann Co. " embossed into the ceramic. The front has a paper label over the original bottle label which reads, "Inventoried under War Revenue Act of 1918 . . . Schopf & Berger, eighth District of New York" The Original Bottle label reads "A Pure Distillation" "Superfine Liqueurs" and, I believe "Grenadier" but this word is covered by the white paper label. It looks like the address is 600-606 West 34th St, New York, USA There are no markings on the base or the lead seal. I hope this clarifies the information I sent earlier. John Henderson 704 W. Jan COurt

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From: Eddie

To: Digger

Subject: Cincinnati pontil med.

Date: 29-10-2003

 Hi Digger John. Mike and I found a couple of these in a pit. It is 4+ inches tall, aqua, open pontil, and says, " C. S. Burdsal / Cincinnati". (pic attached) I saw a different spelling of "Burdsalls" on a philly pontil but this is different. Ever heard of it ? Value ? Also, Mike just pulled out a "David Baker" iron pontil aqua tapered lip soda. I found a ref on the big Baker rootbeer but what about this soda ? Value ? Thanks, Eddie

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From: Michael and Tammie

To: Digger

Subject: an ink bottle on your site

Date: 30-10-2003

Hey! I am looking for some info on a bottle. It is on http://www. bottlebooks/inkbasics. htm. It is the second bottle in the common inks category. I am looking for the name of the manufacturer, approx date made, etc. - anything you might be able to help me find out. I have the same bottle in cobalt blue. Thanks, Michael Adam

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From: Rrmanmark

To: Digger

Subject: Gilbey's scotch whiskey bottle with a music box on the bottom

Date: 29-10-2003

digger I can't locate any information on a Gilbey's scotch whiskey bottle that has a music box on the bottom and the bottom of the bottle is raised allowing for a small man to dance on the music box and he looks like he is in the bottle. any help will be appreciated. mark

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From: Marie Mathews

To: Digger

Subject: Maypop bottle

Date: 30-10-2003

I have a bottle that simply says Maypop on it with a tree logo. It says trademark with the tree under it, and then, registered, US patent office and the number LCW26 on it. The tree logo is also on the bottom of the bottle. The bottle is about 7 inches tall. Can you give me any info on it? Thanks. Marie Mathews 11760 Gibson Road Laurinburg, NC 28352.

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From: Jim Tate jim.

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Value Question

Date: 30-10-2003

Digger: I want to sell two Michter's Whiskey bottles and one Jim Beam figural. What should be my asking prices/price range? Michter's Liberty Bell-shaped with "shoulders" that normally hold the bell; issued in 1976 as Bi-cen. commemorative; decal on bottom. Standard squat quart Michter's jug of the 1978 series with farm and distillery scene artwork. Jim Beam Cable Car figural: 145-68; issued in 1968; silver stick-on label a bit worn. All bottles are in good-to-excellent condition without any chips or scratches. Jim Tate

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From: baker1638b

To: Digger

Subject: bottle questions

Date: 30-10-2003

Enclosed are 2 pics I hope you can help me with a bit of information about. The first would be Hygeia Baby Bottles. I purchased these as keepsakes when my son was young, probably in 1986, at a yard sale. I cannot find anything on the net that would give me a date on these. One bottle has the Pat-A-Cake song on one side and the measurements on the back. The second has Hush-A-By, Baby Mine on it. Second pic is of a decanter. What it was used for or the date is unknown the only writing on it is the word JAPAN on the bottom. I know my mother has had this bottle in her cabinet for over 20 years. Any info on either of these would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Susan Baker

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From: Jotriolo

To: Digger

Subject: Tonsiline- For Sore Throats

Date: 30-10-2003

My daughters teacher found a girraffe shaped bottle in her 1820's barn that reads Tonsiline For Sore Throats and I can't seem to find any information on this bottle. I was wondering if you know anything about this bottle or have heard about it before. I would appreciate any information that you have to offer! Sincerely, 

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From: Telon17

To: Digger

Subject: ste pierre smirnoff silver

Date: 30-10-2003

i have a bottle of ste pierre smirnoff silver fls lot # 7761 750 ml 11" tall base is 3" in diameter mouth is 1 3/4 wide on the bottle in glass its stamped 1818 and the top has a paper seal that says quality spirits. There is no ink markings indicating it could be modern. So I didn't want to crack this one and make a mistake. Please. all info will be much appreciated. TelonJ

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From: daniel_puzzo _

To: Digger

Subject: bears oil bottles, cincy peppersauce

Date: 31-10-2003

 Hi "digger", I was wondering if you ever pass along your duplicates. i'm looking for proprietary bears oils. (glenn, garrett, winan, etc. )Do you ever come across any?also-i'm looking for a pepper sauce embossed. e. &co/cin'ti-open pontil. I broke one belonging to a friend, and i'd like to replace it somehow. thanks for considering these questions, dan puzzo    

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From: Holub

To: Digger

Subject: Large storage jar

Date: 31-10-2003

Hi- I have a large storage jar--on one side marked 4 quarts true measure--on other side-pat 1904. Lucas Prouty & Co. famous all purpose storage jar. On the bottom-jar made in Italy, Crownford China Co. 1971. I know this is a reproduction jar but I love it but the lid is cracked and I was hoping that these jars are still being made. Can you help? Thank you so much, Pat Holub Darien, CT

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From: Ljflash00

To: Digger

Subject: OUT of PLACE

Date: 31-10-2003

Hello I was digging an early 1900s dump in B'ham Alabama this week and found a bottle I thought to be out of place It's Blue about 7'' tall with J W RIES on one side and large J. R on the other could you give me any information on this bottle THANKS Larry

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From: Marianne Felouzis

To: Digger

Subject: salt and pepper

Date: 31-10-2003

I had a set of salt and pepper shakers in blue glass. My son found them for me in a dump over 20 years ago and I have cherished them. Recently, one was shattered and I am desperately looking to replace it. It is a round shape, smaller at the top. It is 3 1/2 inches tall and about 2 1/2 inches wide. Has a plastic inset in the top for the salt or pepper. It looks like the top part of it is supposed to be a headdress of some sort with an indian face and body that can be seen on the rest of it. Her arms are positioned in front of her rather large waist area. That's where the biggest part of shaker is. The bottom forms a complete circle - not oval or square. On the side it says ORIGINAL POCAHONTAS INDIAN HERBS There seems to be a faint seam running down that side. On the bottom it says WHEATON, N. J. The color of the glass does not seem to be cobalt. It is a lighter blue than cobalt. If you know where I can get one (or a set) please let me know. Thanks!!! Marianne

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From: Hughcant

To: Digger

Subject: p garnier

Date: 31-10-2003

hi, I have a large liqueur bottle in the shape of a candle any idea of age and value please see picture many thanks Hugh

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From: Coalminer

To: Digger

Subject: J. W. Ries

Date: 31-10-2003

this bottle has a blob top but it is not a so called hutch, It is like a soda bottle It has a neck, it is blue and 7: tall on the other side is the letters JR turn it around and it says J. W. Ries Pottsville Pa. I found it in a Birmingham dump that dates only 1910-1915 I donít think it belongs in this dump I think it is much older can ya tell me more about this find, Oh yes the color is blue. Thanks Randy Hall

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