October 2006 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2006

From: constructingrw

Subject: is it a repro &

Date: 10/01/2006 11:16:36 PM

Dear sir, I was curious as to your opinion on whether or no this is a repro and if not as the seller claims what country it hails from as well as was it made for the American Market, can't really see an English Indian Remedy but could be wrong. I would greatly appreciate any info. on this bottle you could give including an approx. value Thanks for your time and consideration Very Uncommon Color, Fantastic Condition, 7 and 1/8 " tall, dark golden-citron ("gasoline-like"), very crude, oval, short, tooled, blob top apothecary bottle, with very early, crude, heavily tooled, gloppy top, applied blob collar, embossed vertically on the bottle's face,"J. C. WEBB & CO LTD INDIAN TONIC ISLINGTON. N.".A very crude but beautiful bottle, with hundreds of bubbles throughout the bottle's stretch marks on the neck and bubbles and tooling marks all throughout the neck and blob. A great indian bottle. The color is really special. bottle is in great condition; no cracks, chips, dings, stain, scratches etc.. A little roughness on the collar keeps this bottle from being mint, but is un-noticable,and so insignificant as to be eroneous.Circa - 1880's

From: constructingrw

Subject: repro or not

Date: 10/01/2006 11:23:02 PM

Just picked this up and don't mean to be redundant but this is my first time contacting you so I tried both ways.am , just curious as to where it is from and whether or not it is a repro, I picked it up with a bunch of mint flaired lip pontil American meds. and just thought this looked neat, as I have never seen one Copy and pasted the previous and if it is better made this as an attachment Attachment N1: Very Uncommon Color.doc

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Date: 10/01/2006 3:09:41 PM,

From: IntuitivSmartas,

Date: 10/31/2006 10:26:28 PM,

From: Mark J Caputo,

Subject: One Quart Guckenheimer 86 proof Bar Whiskey Filled circa 1960

From: IntuitivSmartas

Subject: I need your help

Date: 10/01/2006 3:09:41 PM

Hello, my name is Katie. I have two bottles, one says Waterfill and Frazier on it, and the other says Old Taylor. They were both bottled in 1915 and made in 1909. They are both 1 pint bottles, and they both say Kentucky. Also the Old Taylor bottle is almost full. I was wondering if you could tell me approximately how much both these bottles are worth. Thank you for any assistance you can give me.          Katie

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From: Jared Reitzin jaredobilestor

Subject: quick question about drug artifacts

Date: 10/01/2006 8:23:37 PM

Dear Digger, From the sound of it, it seems like you are the man. I am just getting into collecting and I am very interested in old and unusual drug artifacts and rarities, specifically (and without trying to sound like a user) with the contents of the drugs still intact. I was close to buying a bottle of Laudaum on ebay however the auction was removed. I understand that the contents of these bottles are illegal so I guess all I am asking is are there other people out there like me who is interested in this subject and if so where can I go to get information? Is there a sub culture for this? I searched online and didn't find out to much information. I don't use drugs, this area really interests me. Thanks, Jared

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From: Frank Kenneth Engelhardt

Subject: Cobalt Glass made by Maryland Glass Coropration

Date: 10/01/2006 8:38:05 PM

I just purchased a strange cobalt glass jar this weekend made by Maryland Glass Corporation. The jar has a metal lid and attached to the lid is a metal device much like the paddle in an old fashioned ice cream churn. The jar only measures about 4" tall. The jar has a picture of a turtle, crab and ship on it. The bottom says: Maryland Glass Corporation, Baltimore, Christmas 1932. What could this jar be? Was was it called and what was the use? I can take pictures if you need them. Thanks for any information you can give me. Andrea Engelhardt

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From: Nancy

Subject: Re: Emailing: DSCF1780

Date: 10/02/2006 9:31:32 AM

Subject: Emailing: DSCF1780 Digger, I bought this at a garage sale. it is about 4-3/8" tall and at the base it is 1-1/2" in diameter. It is clear color. The bottom of bottle is slightly indented in middle and has a marking but I can't tell what it is. The bottle has a seam on each side. They lady said they were from the 1940's. Can you tell me anything about it and possibly the value? They also had others the same size, one for Pabst Blue, Hamms, and Kentucky Bourbon. All of them has caps on them. I appreciate any info you can give on these. Nancy

Subject: Re: Emailing: DSCF1780 I do not know how rare the item is but the label is perfect and just guessing mind you $30-40  Digger

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From: Donald Zeunert lotusnut2

Subject: Antique Brady bottle

Date: 10/02/2006 10:53:50 AM

Hello, I have a bottle of P Garnier (PG) Abricotine an apricot brandy from Enghien Les Baines, France. The label has two awards Medaille D'OR Paris 1889 and 1900. The top has a lead or tin wrapper w/ P Garnier imprinted on it, which also appears raised on the Glass. We believe my grandfather got it after WWI. This producer regularly wins awards from Medaille D'OR Paris so I would think it wouldn't be more than 10 yrs younger than awards. Label is discolored in spots, but easily legible. Do you have an approximate value? Where should I try an sell it, eBay or antique dealer, etc. ? I can get you a jpg if you would like to see condition.  --------------------------------- Get your email and more, right on the new Yahoobottle

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From: Wayne LaPort wlaport

Subject: Booz Repro? Who dun it?

Date: 10/02/2006 3:29:29 PM

http://s108.photobucke/albums/n35/swizzlenutz/?action=view&current=2006_0928_135912AA.flv I have been trying to find out who reproduced this bottle. I looked at your section on "How well do you know your Booz" and it resembles the original the closest. I know for a fact its a repro and not an original. The seam goes through the lip and the top of the lip is ground? Also its not an applied lip. Just an ABM but no makers mark. Swizzle

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From: Sapar

Subject: Bottle questions

Date: 10/02/2006 11:34:35 AM

Hi, My parents just gave me a box of bottles to "deal with," and I wanted to do some research before throwing anything valuable out. Luckily, I found this great site of yours! I have quite a few that I am interested in, but 2 specifically, of which I am enclosing photos. First, I have 2 H.K. Mulford amber bottles that are exactly the same, except on is larger. The embossing says H.K. Mulford, Chemists, Philadelphia. They look practically brand new, so perhaps they are not very old. I did see that H.K. Mulford used to have some "medicines" with cannibis, so thought perhaps they might be worth something based on that, though these appear to be pill bottles, because they are more squarish. The bases are not perfectly flat, they indent a bit. The larger bottle has "F.C.S." embossed on the bottom, and the other "C.C.S." The seams on the small bottle go up two sides the full length of the bottle, including the neck, whereas on the larger bottle, the seams on both sides go up the full length of the bottle, but stop at the neck. There are no labels or tops, corks, etc. The smaller bottle is 3.25" and the larger is 4.75." Both are in mint condition -- so much so, I even question whether they are old. I'd love to know the history and value of these Mulford bottles. I also have a bottle that I can't find any info on here on the internet. It still has an intact label that says 'Health-O' Headache Cologne. The bottle is clear and embossed on the back is "$25,000.00 Health-O Bonded Quality Products. Embossed on the bottom are a 4 and a 5. It still has a mini metal screw-on cap, and actually still has a bit of what looks like the original product in the bottle. I can't see any distinct seams, though that could be due to some inconsistencies in the glass. I'd also like to know the history and value of this company and bottle, if possible. Thanks so much for any help you can provide. Thanks!

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From: JACQUELINE CAMPEAU

Subject: Hartley's marmalade

Date: 10/02/2006 4:02:06 PM

 I received a stoneware crock from my mother in law that still has a lot of the label on it. Across the front is says Wm. P. Hartley's Marmalade and on the bottom stamped in it says Not genuine unless bearing the W. P. Hartley's label. Any ideas how old it is? Can't really find anything out on the internet. Thank you, Jackie Campeau

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From: Larry jordan ind1964

Subject: Re: Bottle

Date: 10/02/2006 4:09:16 PM

Please for give me! The bottle is 3 1/4 " wide 5 1/2 " tall and 1" thick. I am enmclosing a

Subject: Bottle I have a question about a bottle. I have been searching but not sure where else to look. I am not sure if it is 1/2 pint bottle or flask. The bottle hase the heads of seems tobe two mule or donkeys. A rounf small mirrior and says"3 of a kind". I am puzzled. I would appreciate any and all help if at all possible. Larry

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From: Kelli DuPree kdupree99

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 10/02/2006 6:52:00 PM

Digger, My mother has a leather covered liquor bottle and sounds exactly like the one mentioned in a question posted on your site (below), except hers is an owl. I will try to get a picture from her, but was hoping you might know without it. The only information on the bottle is "made in italy" and "original m.a.". Thank you! Kelli

From: thosmersf To: Digger

Subject: Leather duck or goose bottle

Date: 16-12-2003 I have a wiskey or wine bottle that says made in Italy on th bottom, which is 50 years old. It is covered with leather completely, and the head of the duck has 2 red stones in it for eyes. I wanted to know if it has any value? Thank you for your time. Tom Hosmer Sr. Digger ; My mother has a leather covered liquor bottle and sounds exactly like the one mentioned in a question posted on your site (below), except hers is an owl. ; I will try to get a picture from her, but was hoping you might know without it. ; The only information on the bottle is "made in italy" and "original m.a.". ; Thank you! ;

I have a wiskey or wine bottle that says made in Italy on th bottom, which is 50 years old. It is covered with leather completely, and the head of the duck has 2 red stones in it for eyes. I wanted to know if it has any value? Thank you for your time. Tom Hosmer Sr.

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From: The Frosts tfrost2599

Subject: ref. bottle

Date: 10/02/2006 8:58:07 PM

Hello My name is Troy Frost and I am having a hard time finding any information on this bottle, I was hoping u could help me, the bottom of the bottle says P.D & Co. then 78 underneath it. I have also included some pictures of this bottle, please any help on this bottle would be great, I am wanting to sell my collection of bottles and this is the one bottle I am having trouble identifying. Troy

 

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From: thea rasmussen

Subject: bottle

Date: 10/03/2006 7:35:35 AM

I have an amber rectangular shape bottle with the words Chas. Dennhey on top and Chicago embossed on the bottom side and it has a slanted neck. Its about 8 in. tall. Could you tell me how much its worth.

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From: Twin Bridges Hardware

Subject: clear wheaton bottle

Date: 10/03/2006 10:09:32 AM

I have 4 clear, glass Wheaton bottles. they are rectangular in shape, about 8" tall with squared off shoulders. the bottles are tapered decreasingly from top to bottom with a short neck that held a cork or stopper possibly. two bottles have Wheaton, NJ and the number 12 and the other two have Wheaton, NJ and the number 15 on the bottoms. what kind of bottles are they? possibly medicinal? could you give me any information on these pieces. Thanks, Debby

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From: Toni Moe toni7pacificmobilebottle

Subject: Question about bottle

Date: 10/03/2006 1:35:24 PM

I have found in an old shop my husband just bought a Purex brown glass bottle were the name Purex is cut into the glass around the top of the bottle. It appears to be a cork bottle not a screw top. Do you know anything about this bottle. I can't find anything on the web about this particular Purex bottle. We found several different bottles. Thank you for any help you can provide or even a good book to buy about bottles. Sincerely, Toni Pinkston

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From: Lisa casper080466

Subject: needing info?

Date: 10/03/2006 2:09:35 PM

 

I want to sell these bottles but I need info on them. I know they are from NIKKA whiskey co. in Japan. I know the lady who bought them is now deceased and I can't get any info. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me

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From: MITZI HERBER onamoonbeam

Subject: Bottle & Privy Question

Date: 10/03/2006 4:54:06 PM

Hi! While I was researching another bottle of mine, I came across you site and was wondering if you could lend me a bit of a hand with some advice. Background: We have a home that is about 100 yrs old and it is slatted to be moved or removed by the state sometime late next yr (making way for safer road). We asked if we could have any of the old items found from under the earth after they purchase of our home and they move it, we have been advised that we have to do any privy searches before they purchase our home otherwise we forfit anything that is found. Now we know the approximate age of our home and found out that there was a much smaller home here before ours was built and being that we did not get indoor plumbing in this area of the state til around the 1930s or so, I know there has to be a privy site here somewhere. My questions are: how does one know where to look? Were the outhouses usually a certain distance from the house? Will old bottles appear on metal detectors? The bottles are my main interest but I am certain I will love anything we find! Any ideas or advice you could lend would be greatly appreciated! Sincerely, M H Search—Your way, your world, right now!

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From: Rich Wyman

Subject: Re: Wisharts No Date

Date: 10/03/2006 5:06:58 PM

Dear Mr. Digger, I have determined that the bottle in question is in fact iron pontiled and I am seriously considering bringing it to market( Ebay?).Thought I would let you know if you are still in touch with the "right buyer". Regards, Rich and Robin Wyman

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From: Digger To: Rich Wyman Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2006 10:17 PM

Subject: Re: Wisharts No Date Mighty fine bottle you have there. I beleive it to be the earlier variant of the Wishart bottles. The only other one I have seen was iron pontiled. I cannot quite decide if yours is....despite your fine photos. If iron pontiled then WOW bog money. the last one was sold in 1989 the same olive yellow color as yours...$475 back then. Today's market $2700-4000 would be my guess (pontiled) Smooth based.....tough call rough guess $1500-$2500 to the right buyer (I might just know him) and on the right day for a mint specimen. I'll give you the $475 for it. (lol)  Digger

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From: Rich Wyman  

Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2006 1:10 PM

Subject: Wisharts No Date Can't get a handle of the value? Any help.Many thanks! Rich

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From: Detroithicks

Subject: 1930's Hunts catsup's

Date: 10/03/2006 3:44:57 PM

I have a bottle of Hunt's ketchup and I think it is from the 1930"s. Can you tell me if it is worth anything? It is a full, unopened bottle and it also is Hickory flavored. The price is stamped 10 cent. Thanks, Jason H.

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From: Jery & Barbara jlj06137cablelyn

Subject: Wild turkey decanters

Date: 10/03/2006 8:48:46 PM

I have the complete set of seven of the first wild turkey decanters. These are the tall ones with the shiny surfaces. Non of them still have wiskey in them and I have a separate #7 over and above the complete set Can you give me any idea the value of this set Thanks Barbara Johnson

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From: Michael S. Gorback, M.D. gorback

Subject: magnetic medicines

Date: 10/04/2006 1:40:13 PM

I have: 1. Dr. Wilson's Magnetic Ointment, rolled lip, key mold base. 2. Dr. Miller's Magnetic Balm, BIMAL, smooth base, very crude. 3. Trask's, OP, rolled lip. 4. Trask's, rolled lip, smooth base Let me know if you want pix for your site. Also, what book by Wilson are you referring to? It's not in the references at the end.

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From: Michael Hubert cicerone101

Subject: old bottle?

Date: 10/04/2006 5:20:49 PM

Sir- I have acquired a Ste Pierre Smirnoff bottle the mouth is approx. 1" wide the height is approx 8.5" tall, the base is 3.5 X 1.75" in diameter(so it appears to be a glass flask measuring 500ml). It has a picture of a crown with the following dates 1877, 1886, 1887, 1890 it has a banner in the crown that has the dates 1886-1917. The bottom of the bottle reads: LIQOUR BOTTLE with the numbers 55 14 81. Is the bottle of any value? Any information will be helpful. Thanks. Michael Hubert p.s. setting: near Athens,ga in the oconee river

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From: Michael Hubert cicerone101

Subject: Re: old bottle?

Date: 10/04/2006 5:37:20 PM

and the bottle is clear On 10/4/06, Michael Hubert cicerone101 wrote:  Sir- I have acquired a Ste Pierre Smirnoff bottle the mouth is approx. 1" wide the height is approx 8.5" tall, the base is 3.5 X 1.75" in diameter(so it appears to be a glass flask measuring 500ml). It has a picture of a crown with the following dates 1877, 1886, 1887, 1890 it has a banner in the crown that has the dates 1886-1917. The bottom of the bottle reads: LIQOUR BOTTLE with the numbers 55 14 81. Is the bottle of any value? Any information will be helpful. Thanks. Michael Hubert p.s. setting: near Athens,ga in the oconee river

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From: lvluvz2rvi

Subject: Coke Hobbleskirt Question

Date: 10/04/2006 7:02:54 PM

 Hello...I have a green 6 oz. Coca-Cola Hobbleskirt Bottle marked Nov. 16 1915 New York with an embossing error. One side says "Trademark Registered" and the other "Trademark Registeted" This bottle is in excellent shape with no chips so I know it's not something I'm seeing that is worn off. It clearly is mis-spelled. I thought the value to be only around $5-$10 but now am wondering if it is a rarity worth more! Am I correct? Thank you for your knowledge. Linda Van Arsdale

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From: constructingrw constructingrw

Subject: what is the aprox. value and was it mmade for the US

Date: 10/05/2006 3:18:39 AM

Not a repro...I beleive it is from Bermuda. Yes, it is a great color for this bottle which I have seen in aqua and green and straw. Nice catch.  Digger Sorry for taking up your time but I really know nothing of htis bottle besides that is a real neat item Very Uncommon Color,Fantastic Condition, 7 and 1/8 " tall,dark golden-citron("gasoline-like"),very crude,oval,short,tooled, blob top apothecary bottle,with very early,crude,heavily tooled,gloppy top,applied blob collar,embossed vertically on the bottle's face,"J. C. WEBB & CO LTD INDIAN TONIC ISLINGTON. N.".A very crude but beautiful bottle,with hundreds of bubbles throughout the bottle,stretch marks on the neck and bubbles and tooling marks all throughout the neck and blob.A great indian bottle.The color is really special.bottle is in great condition;no cracks,chips,dings,stain,scratches etc..A little roughness on the collar keeps this bottle from being mint,but is un-noticable,and so insignificant as to be eroneous.Circa - 1880's --------------------------------------------------------------------------------  

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From: nekoboo

Subject: Poison bottle

Date: 10/05/2006 9:37:07 AM

Hi Digger! Love your website! When I bought my house, I found in the garage, hidden in the rafters, a small cobalt blue bottle containing pills. The bottle and the pills inside are triangular. The bottle has the word poison on one side. There are bumps/dots down the three bottle edges. There is a cork stopper with cotton inside. A paper strip around the mouth of the bottle gives the antidote information and lists a lot # of 295935. The top of the cork has a paper dot with the words: Wm. R. Warner & Co., Inc. New York - St. Louis. Any idea on what this is, when it was made and how much it would be worth? I have had a few doctors at work tell me they think it is Strychnine (sp) or Arsenic. Another told me he thought it might be old syphillis medication. Any clues would be appreciated. Thanks for your help, Lori

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From: Jeff Marsh hjmarsh

Subject: Old Fitzgerald Pime Univ. of TX Steer Head bottle

Date: 10/05/2006 10:56:31 AM

Digger, a friend of mine has an Old Fitzgerald Prime bottle with a steer's head that recognizes the University of Texas football team's 33 victories with the dates from 1968-1971. I have not been able to find another in my research. Do you have any idea when it was made and what value it might have. I do not have a pic, but could get one if it helps. Jeff Marsh

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From: Severovallejo

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 10/05/2006 8:04:07 AM

Digger, Hi I have a Modern Masters collectors edition volume iv.It also has sort of painting in front of Zouave Vicent Van Gogh. It also seems to have a taped serial number where the bottle top would go the numbers are still visible.Very weird shaped bottle (brown ruffles as if it was leather but it's just glass).Can you please tell me anything about it?

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From: charlie howell gasouthernredneck

Subject: bottle identidy

Date: 10/05/2006 7:32:39 PM

tryiing to identify a clear 1 gallon glass jug.it has the nAME, THE F.W.FITCH CO in cursive writting engraved on the side.want to know(1) age,(2) manufactured location,(3) value if any.reply to spud233

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From: Rebecca rebeccajean.au

Subject: Hello

Date: 10/06/2006 1:09:43 AM

We have a schweppes bottle like the one someone else is asking a q about on your website. Can you tell us anything about this bottle? Kind regards Rebecca Jean

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From: wendy kelley vet302003

Subject: Amber HY-PRO bleach bottle?

Date: 10/06/2006 8:24:35 AM

Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="0-271061218-1160141075=:28520" --0-271061218-1160141075=:28520Digger, I am writing to find out what you know about a bottle I dug up. The bottle is an embossed amber HY-PRO bleach bottle. It stands 10 1/4 inches high and is 5 inches by 4 inches wide. The bottles is rectangular is shape. It is early machine made; I was able to find out that it is from the 1930's. The bottom of the bottle is embossed and says union made connected together by the letters G, A in an oval shape. Within the oval are a backwards b and a regular b back to back. also on the bottom is a possible monogram the letters are hard to make out , but they look like either MG,MC, OR AG written in a fancy type of lettering. The bottle itself is embossed just below the shoulder in big letters HY-PRO with the y thruogh o underlined. just below that on both sides the bottle is embossed Two full Quarts, but on the other side of the bottle there was a printing flaw and it says Two Full Qarts. This bottle also has an early rubber stopper with the word HY-PRO embossed on it inside an oval. there is no damage or staining to the bottle it is in near mint condition. My question is? Do you know anything about this mistake in print on these bottles and how many of them were made or any other information that could help me to find out about this flawed bottle? I have seen other bottles of this kind but they do not have the flaw this one does. The value of the bottle is not really all that important, but I would like to get a relative idea as to the rarity of this flawed bottle. Sincerely, Wendy Carver. 

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From: Angela Self

Subject: Glass

Date: 10/06/2006 9:39:32 AM

Hello, I was wondering if you could give me some information about the glass pitcher and vase I have. They are amber in color, the vase is 20in tall and pitcher is 16 1/2in. tall. They are both in very good condition. The only thing to identify them is the Rossini sticker on the pitcher. Which says Rossini Hand Made Genuine Empoli Glass, Italy. I couldn't find anything on the internet about them, but did find some other Rossini glass for sale on Ebay for only $20.00. Thanks so much, Angela M. Self, Fort Myers, FL

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From: Paul Williams Plumbing

Subject: ask digger

Date: 10/06/2006 12:21:33 PM

 

From: p.w. I was reading your emails to you; and thought you might know. We bought these bottles at garage sell. do not know what their values are? creation of James B.Bean distilling co./ C.Miller 1966 and 1965. thanks

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From: jeanne jennings tucker tucknings7triad.

Subject: pat # 118862 NuGrape bottle

Date: 10/06/2006 2:21:10 PM

I read your answer/desciption of a bottle on your website. The bottle was a 1940 National Nu Grape with a patent number of 118862. The person who wrote you did not ask, but could you add any value advice on this bottle? I have one that is clear (no color or marks remain; all embossed lettering on the bottom remains and is clear). Thank you.    J. Tucker

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From: jeanne jennings tucker tucknings7triad.

Subject: cobalt blue bottle John Harvey # 115188

Date: 10/06/2006 2:29:06 PM

Could you please give me information on the value of a cobalt blue "John Harvey" 750 ml. bottle, Spain Des reg. # 115188 (UK des reg # 2022678) ? Thank you very much.    J. Tucker

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From: kmbrown10

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10/06/2006 4:38:04 PM

Dear Digger, I bought a new house last September in Bucks County PA. The house was built 53 years ago and had only 1 owner. Left by the previous owner was a small thin green bottle 5 1/2" high, and 1" in width. It is round. It has lines on the sides that go to the top of the base of the opening. It has a tapered neck with a screw top (silver tin or aluminum with a red conecting collar, which is now disconected, but still around the neck). It has a C with a connected L on the bottom. I have found the company Carr-Lowry in Baltimore after a little searching, but would like to know what might have been in the bottle when it was produced, and the date it might have been made. I suspect it was perfume, but the shape does not look like a perfume bottle to me. Also, it has one circle, about 3/4" in diameter, with what looks like GIROLARO LUYARDO written around the interior edge of the circle and in the center of the writing is 1821. Would you know the meaning of this etc? I am not a bottle collector, but would like to know the history and the value. Since Carr lowry started in 1889, the 1821 is a puzzle, plus the conecting collar and the lines look like it is newer to me. Thank you for any information you can provide. Kathie Brown

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From: Leatybug1

Subject: Ruf-Amber

Date: 10/06/2006 5:00:31 PM

I recently purchased a bottle that says Ruf-Amber TRADEMARK U.S. PAT. OFFICE. I can not find anything on the Internet for Ruf-Amber. The bottle itself is amber in color and has a textured rough finish. Could you please help me out and let me know what exactly I have purchased. Also, after looking around I am finding a lot of bottles that have the indented bottom on them, is this significant in anyway? Thank you for you help, Yuleta

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From: PDQ RENOVATIONS

Subject:

Date: 10/06/2006 11:18:56 PM

17 inch bottle with mold seam around bottom and I cannot find any bottle similiar can you give me any information?

From: pat dermody destinationz06

Subject: any info on this bottlle would be helpful it has tool applied lip with one half dollar size circle on face and another to the left and 3 inches higher the size of a dime but not as defined as the other .

Date: 10/09/2006 1:54:53 AM

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From: Russ Toon

Subject: Antique Pot Lid

Date: 10/07/2006 8:36:48 AM

Dear Digger, Me and a buddy of mine dug into an old wood-lined privy down in Cincinnati a few months ago. We found all kind of nice sodas, sided inks, historical flasks, pontiled medicines, and some black ales. The question I have is about a pot lid and base that we found. On the lid, it says "Coolidge Whetstone & Behr-Premium Shaving Cream-Cincinnati" in a red transferware. On the base in red transferware, it says "279 West Fifth St. Cincinnati". Any idea on age, rarity, or value? R.T.

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From: Sandybax639

Subject: Evening in Paris

Date: 10/07/2006 5:01:17 AM

Hi, I have three bottles of Evening in Parisc can you tell me what they are worth and where I should sell them ? Discription below. 1] Evening in Paris Eau de cologne Bourjois {New york} 3 1\2 Fl. ozs. smooth base square bottom & rounded top [fingernail shape] 5 1\4 inches long. 2] Evening in Paris Talcum power cabalt bottle smooth with 4 indented lines going around, label poor and bottle very good condition. 5 1\4 inches long 3] Evening in Paris Perfume with box good cond. Cabalt with tassel, label good 3 inches. Thank you..... Sandy

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From: patti krebbs pkrebbs7olp

Subject: glass bleach bottle

Date: 10/07/2006 10:34:26 AM

I found a glass bleach bottle with outlined letters and a screw top made by duraglas is it worth anything? Thank you, PK

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From: michael boykin boogaloo7windstrea3

Subject:

Date: 10/07/2006 2:15:24 PM

 I have recently been left with A rather large cache of old and unusual bottles, and have identified many of them, however there is one that I have had little success with. It is A Jennings condensed pearl bluing bottle, approximately 7 inches in height. I am curious as to it's age and history. I have seen A few on E bay, but I am also curious about it's value . It is in pristine condition.                   Thank you:                   Mr. B

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From: Larry Warren

Subject: History and value of Bottle

Date: 10/07/2006 3:28:51 PM

Dear Digger, I attach some photos of a bottle which I would like to know approx age, history, and value. There is no markings on the bottle. The sides are uneven, with little dimples, whilst the top curved section is quite smooth and polished. I see no seams, and the is an applied ribbon of glass at the lip, ending in a swirl. The colour is dark green with a slight brown tint. The glass is clear but not perfect. The dia is 19 inches Spout 2.5 inches OD Height 22 inches Pontil indent 4 inches Base dia 12 inches Any help would be appreciated. Regards, Larry Warren

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From: Melissa Kendall

Subject: Value of an Old Fitzgeral Bourban

Date: 10/07/2006 4:43:22 PM

I just bought a Old Fitzgerald Bourbon Bottle. I picked it up to give to my nephew for Christmas. Before I do that I thought I would find out its value, just to see if I should wait until he is out of college. The Bottle is Clear, about 11-1/2" tall. The Bottom is embossed, CAPACITY ONE FULL QUART in a circle. In the Middle another circle that has a long diamond, inside the diamond is marked 1905 and below the diamond looks like a 2. The bottle has a cork, and on the cork I can see the word OLD. Looks like a tax seal is on the bottle (Unbroken) the Very top of the seal says 1$, below that TAX PAID and below that some kind of mark )looks like an R) These seal is a long green and white strip and goes from the front of the bottle neck over the top of the cork an down the back of the neck. front of the seal says SUPERVISION OF THE DISTILLERY BONDED WAREHOUSE. BOTTLED SPRING 1919 MADE SPRING 1912. Now the dates look to be highlighted in orange. Below the dates says PROOF 100 the back part of the neck seal says BOTTLED IN BOND ? UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT IN. DISTILLERY NO. 11 (the 11 is in orange) DISTRICT NO. 7 ( the 7 is in orange) ONE QUART. STATE OF KENTUCKY S.C. HERBST DISTILLER (once again in orange) The back of the bottle has a label 2-1/2" long and 1-1/4" High. The back label says: CAUTION NOTICE "This bottle has been filled and stamped under the provisions of the Act of Congress, approved March 3, 1897,entitled ' An act to allow the bottling of distilled spirits in bond.' Any person who shall re-use this bottle for the purpose of containing distilled spirits, without removing and destroying the stamp affixed to this bottle, or who shall re-use the stamp affixed to this bottle, will be liable for each such offence to a fine of no less than One Hundred Dollars, or more than One Thousand Dollars, and to imprisonment for not more than two years." The front Label (everything looks to be in capital letters) Aged 8 Years in Wood before (in red letters) Bottled in bond (in red letters) Next line is very small black letters- trade mark entered according to act of congress by S.C. Herbst in 1884 &1906 with the librarian of congress at Washington, D.C. U.S.A. 2 black boxes top one looks like contents about ???? ounces bottom box Alcoh // Strength 50% by volume 2 Seals (maybe the state of Kentucky Seal???) Contents One quart Alcohol 50 per cent by volume Then going at an angel from lower left corner to top right corner - Old Fitzgerald (In red) Jho E. Fitzgerald Distillery Co. Frankfort, Kentucky (in black letters) Bourbon (In red) At the bottom of the label reading left to right. S.C. Herbst, Distillery and proprietor ?gistered Distillery No.7th district Frankfort, Kentucky. Washed? in small tubs by hand The Pure Pot Still Whiskey (in red) Then a picture of the Pot Still. I'm not sure if you needed all this information but I could not find anything on line The label is Damaged on the lower left corner. Do you have any idea if this bottle of Bourbon iw worth anything? Would the Boubon be any good? Melissa mkendall7new.

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From: RBrock29

Subject: old bottle

Date: 10/07/2006 1:01:15 PM

I have a bottle with Frankfort Distilleries on the cap. It's a brown colored bottle with a embossed picture of a colonial soldier,from the shoulders up.what can you tell me about this bottle         Thanks        Rodney Brockhoft

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From: peter petracco pppetracco

Subject: coke bottle

Date: 10/07/2006 6:14:38 PM

I found a curious coke battle, at least for me. The bottle is dark amber, almost brown. It is 8 inches tall. It has coca cola scrolled on the outside of the bottle about 4 inches from the bottom just before the bottle starts to neck down to the top. The base diameter is 2 1/4 inches. There is a seam running up and down on both sides. The mouth is round and si 1 inch wide but the side seams do not show in this area. Below the scrolled Coca Cola on the front, near the bottom of the bottle is printed: PITTSBURG, PA. (ALL UPPER CASE) On the opposite side from PITTSBURG, PA. again near the bottom is: D. O. C. 1191 If you turn the bottle bottom up, Coca Cola is also scrolled there too. The glass itself has many defects in it, especially where it necks down toward the top. Other than some dirt inside that will clean off, the bottle only has one 1 inch scratch on the outside. Being from the Pittsburgh area and knowing that at the turn of the 20the century there was a time where the "H" was removed from the end of the word Pittsburgh. I'm curious about the bottles history and the manufactures history.

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From: Larry Boutwell dsprings816

Subject: royal lime

Date: 10/07/2006 10:23:31 PM

 I have a royal lime bottle can you tell me anything about it . thank you for your time. 

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From: Michael S. Gorback, M.D.

Subject: Re: magnetic medicines

Date: 10/07/2006 11:20:17 PM

Here's the Parmenter's. I think it's a fake because (1) it has "cure" on it, which makes it prior to 1906, and (2) according to the Wheaton Museum bottles with "T.C.W. Co." on the bottom were not made until 1901. This does not look like a bottle made between 1901 and 1905. I'm pretty sure I can see ghost seams but one seam is covered by the label. The seams run through the lip. I don't recognize this type of bottom and would appreciate any enlightenment. If you agree it's fake, why not put it on your fakes page? This bottle has fooled an experienced medical antique collector at http://www.collectmedicalantiquesbottle/quack5.html. Look at item #119. Also, would you like to add to your Mariani page with pix of one with the label and one that appears to be a miniature? If you want them I'll make some good ones. I also have a tin that says "Mariani Pastilles" and a copy of Mariani's book on cocaine, plus some other coca wine bottles.

Digger wrote: Isn't that a label only, fake? If not then pic might help I might have gotten your email...but I get behind sometimes.

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From: STACY LYNN

Subject: VERY UNUSUAL ?FLASK?

Date: 10/08/2006 12:22:05 AM

Hi digger, it would be a blessing if you knew something about the maker of this odd "flask like" bottle. I have spent hours, which has now turned to weeks searching for clues. I have an idea of how it was made, but I cannot piece together nothing more. Its quite interesting how I aquired this find. Im always looking for unusual items in antique malls and thrift stores. One day I was thumbing through a large container full of avon bottles. I examined this piece and noticed its imperfections within the contour. I looked at the base and knew for sure I found something of interest. I have used a flashlight to view underneath the odd black paint that covers it, (paint will not flake off) and discovered it is a nice olive green in color. There are no mold marks on the base.almost appears to have been put together in 4 sections. Nothing about this has a straight line. It is very thick glass and heavy. A cork is rolling around inside. If you have the slightest idea of how it was made, by who, its purpose and possible value; it would be most appreciated beyond a thank you. Sincerely, stacy jones

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From: RITA HAMILTON

Subject: Dr. D Jayne's bottle

Date: 10/08/2006 9:37:30 AM

Hi, I have a bottle ( obviously!) in perfect condition which was dug up from a field in Indiana years ago. The bottle measures 5 1/2 h x 2 x 1. It is light blue in color, the face reads Dr. D Jayne's Tonic Vermifuge, 242 CHESI SI PHILA. OR possibly Ches T ST PHILA the bottom of the bottle reads 0 - boxed in and followed by 0 and then 8. The neck of the bottle shows a seam so the bottle was poured from a mold. Unfortunately I just broke my camera and can't submit a picture until I figure out how to fix it. Please respond to Ritahamilton

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From: TheSpazz5872b

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10/08/2006 9:48:14 AM

Hello, I picked up a bottle I can't find anything about it as I don't know if it is a wine or beer or liquor bottle. It is 9 inches tall 2 1/2 wide. It reads J. VAN DEN TOORN on the front above the name is some kind of building. Underneath the name it reads AMSTERDAM. All lettering is large and embossed..On the bottom of the bottle it reads trade mark with a boat anchor in the middle..This bottle comes close together at the top and has a glass ball rolling around trapped it the top.There is no kind of stopper attatched to the bottle. The bottle is a greenish clear in color and very heavy thick glass..Can you help? What was in this bottle? What year was it made? Is it a common bottle? I paid 1.00 for it as I thought it was an interesting bottle..Thanks

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From: Rfronz01

Subject: deans water bottle

Date: 10/08/2006 7:58:04 AM

my wifes great grandfather had a spring water business back in the first half of the 1900's. he delivered bottled water to homes in the niagara falls n.y. area, much like the milkman, dropping off full ones picking up the empties. he ran the entire process himself from bottling to delivery. I do believe his name Dean was on the bottles. this is all the information I have. Thanks for any information you can supply on these bottles , such as any availabel ,value ,etc.

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From: John King j_jking_000

Subject: Is this rare or what?

Date: 10/08/2006 2:05:48 PM

I have a bottle of “DOUGHERTY’S Black Label Straight Bourbon Whiskey that I found in my uncle’s basement in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It was bottled by J.A. Dougherty’s Sons, Inc., Distillers, Philadelphia, Pa. The U.S. Internal Revenue seal is intact and reads Tax Paid. The number on the revenue seal is 15629476. Under the revenue seal on the top of the bottle (a brown bottle) on a gold-coloured wrap-around are the words, “Famous for over 100 years” and in capital letters under these words, FULL QUART. On the side of the bottle label are the words “The Name You Can Trust”. The word DOUGHERTY’S is in white letters against a green background in an oblong circle, and most of the label is black. On the bottom of the bottle are the following: 3 – B – 9, and under that the number 12 followed by a capital A in a circle, followed by the number 59, and under that the number 3 with a dot in front of it (.3). On the front of the bottle at the very bottom (part of the bottle) are the words ONE QUART. On the back of the bottle (also etched into the bottle itself) are the words: FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE. Under these words is a white label with the following on it: STRAIT BOURBON WHISKEY 86 Proof This Whiskey is 6 Years Old Distilled in Indiana. This whiskey has been distilled by experts and carefully aged in temperature controlled warehouses which is your assurance of a uniform whiskey of excellent flavor and bouquet. And under those words are the following: Bottled by J.A. Dougherty’s Sons, Inc., Distillers Philadelphia, Pa. Est. 1849. I estimate this bottle to be at least 50 years old. Can you give me an idea of its value to a collector, and is the whiskey still good to drink. Thank you, John King, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

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From: SLAMIEZZZZ

Subject: WE HIT A GOLD MINE PIT TODAY!! and we are not at the bottom yet!

Date: 10/08/2006 10:55:22 AM

 Nice 10 cobalt sided seitz & bro Mineral water.. 2 smooth side blue iron pontils (seitz) Another coming out of the pit. Glassworks. H.C BLACK pontil Phila med. We are getting near the bottom, water is coming in the hole, this house was suppose to be 1890 but we are getting pontil stuff, in this layer sooo must have been another house here before. All this stuff here we got today, we have to go back tomorrow and finish, I found a nice wheat flask (teal) busted! who knows what we will find at the bottom of this baby! here is our take on all the blob tops, talk about a cache! lots of 10 sider cobalt seitz in here, koel & beans ,Glasswors teal&cobalt mostly, cant wait to get to that bottom. broken teal shear topflask boo!

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From: Barbdeanmoe

Subject: Da's draft

Date: 10/08/2006 12:01:37 PM

I've had quite a bit of trouble finding out the value of a Dad's Draft root beer bottle. It has a paper label on the top half of the bottle. About half-way down is an indented section: Royal Crown Cola 60 and Bottle Trade Mark. The bottom says: return for deposit; rcc; 10, 2, t3. The glass is clear. The label says: 16 fl. oz. (1 pt.) Contains: (lists contents). It also shows a mug of rootbeer. The label is in pretty bad shape but it's readable. Any help is much appreciated. (I don't collect bottles and want to sell this one, but I have no idea of the price.) Barbara Moe

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From: danny.yost danny.yost7

Subject: old heart valve shaped bottle

Date: 10/08/2006 4:35:28 PM

hello... love your site! I just purchased an old creme dementhe bols brown forman import company bottle....it has two bottles molded together w/ one base....it is clear glass....one neck goes one way and the other neck goes the other way.....it looks kind of like heart valves crossing......it has original signed labeling and strings......it is dated january 1868....the bottom of the bottle says bottle made in france...... the corks are missing....other wise it is in excellent shape.... can you give me info on this bottle and value......i plan to give it as gift to someone who works at brown-forman and would like to include some history.... please e-mail me at: scballmom067.... thanx so much....and God bless!

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From: Laurel Fisher lafishere

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10/08/2006 4:38:41 PM

I have an old bottle that I don't know anything about. It is about the size of a regular fifth, probably a little larger. It has no labels. It is clear, very heavy glass. It says "VINICOLA VERGEL" on the bottom. Do you know anything about it?

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From: julie.barrington

Subject: bottle

Date: 10/08/2006 5:09:59 PM

I found an old bottle along an old railway line in Musquodoboit Nova Scotia. It has written on it :     FL. 30 OZ.     MARQUE     Palm     BRAND Habitant Foods Product Limited is written on the bottom. The jar is about 8 inches high squarish in shape and more narrow at the bottom. It is embossed with 5 lines on the sides and a diamond shape on 2 sides. Sort of a rectangle embossed window with curvy pointed top and bottom to the rectangle. It has a 2 and one half inch screw top opening. The glass is clear and has 2 corners with seams. Could you please give us any info. at all about this?

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From: stephanie boehm stephani.boehm

Subject: dr jaynes expectorant bottle

Date: 10/08/2006 5:36:03 PM

in response to search Dr.D. Jayne's expectorant bottle. Light aqua color approx. 7 1/4 inches tall back face saus philada. Willing to sell. Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 in response to search Dr.D. Jayne's expectorant bottle. ; Light aqua color approx. 7 1/4 inches tall back face saus philada. Willing to sell.

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From: Middledelaney

Subject: clown bottle

Date: 10/08/2006 7:05:57 PM

Hello Digger! I have found a Grapette Products Company 1950s Clown Bottle......On the bottom of the bottle is.......Grapette Products Co, and, a 9 a star shape, a 3, and a 4....Camden, ARK...The bottle looks like a clown.... It is a clear bottle.....Do you have any idea of it's worth?...Thanking you in advance for your time. Elivia Johnson

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From: Jeanne Ray Jeanne_Rayidlothian-isd

Subject: Questions

Date: 10/09/2006 7:48:11 AM

Our granddaughter found a small clear glass bottle (about 4 inches tall) while walking the family farm here in Ellis County, Texas. It is in very good condition. Imprint: "Hinds Honey and Almond Cream" on the flat surface of the bottle. On the bottom: "A.S. Hinds Co. Bloomfield, N.J." with some additional trademark symbols. (upside down triangle with "7 or ?" inside it ~ then "0") I've tried to find the A.S. Hinds Company in New Jersey, but can only find business articles referencing it. Can you give me any other information about glass bottles from this company. I can get a picture of the bottle to you if that would help. Thanks!  

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From: Eddie Hew eddiehew

Subject: 1858 Marie Brizard & Roger Very Old Liqueur Brandy

Date: 10/09/2006 8:03:11 AM

: Dear Sir I have a bottle of the above in relatively good condition. The brandy is still above the shoulder and labels are in pretty good condition. The seal is still intact. I am wondering if you could let me know the value of this. Look forward to your reply. Thanking you for your help. Besr wishes Eddie

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From: Van Gorder

Subject: Emailing: DSCN0646

Date: 10/09/2006 10:25:52 AM

 Just thought that you might want a gander. All the best,  John Van Gorder

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From: LONEWOLF47W

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 10/09/2006 7:31:21 AM

old mr boston fine liqour federal law prohibited reusue of the bottle patt app for fine liqours

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From: Alan Borne alandonnaben3

Subject: British Beer Bottle?

Date: 10/09/2006 2:42:07 PM

Hi, I have a couple of old ginger beer bottles. I will begin with a short story of where the bottles were found. My father retired from an oil refinery located not far from the battlefield in Chalmette Louisiana where the Battle of New Orleans was fought. The refinery was actually built on the site of what was once the Villere plantation which is where the main British encampment was located. Back in the late 1960s or early 1970s a new tank farm was being bult on part of the site and my father and some friends took the opportunity to search the newly cleared ground for artifacts. Well, quite a few were found and donated to the battlefield museum. These two bottles are the only items my father held onto and he's always told me they were left by the British army when encamped there. I've attached some pictures. One of the bottles does have a mark. the only thing I can just make out is the name Grosvenor which I know is a style of China. I've searched the internet for the name but the only thing I've found is about the China and the earliest dates seem to be in the mid 1800s. I'm really not interested in knowing a value. As you can see the bottles are not the prettiest though in fairly good shape for being buried for quite a long time. I just would like to know if it's possible that these are from that period..eary 1800s and any other info you may have on the mark and this type of bottle being made by a company with that mark. Really just want to know if what I have are beer bottles from the British army of 1814-1815. Thanks, Alan Borne

 

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From: IZUZUGRL728

Subject: Fwd: what are my bottles worth?

Date: 10/09/2006 4:19:43 PM

I have a few commemorative world war II whiskey bottle that are still sealed. I was wondering if you knew the values of them. They are actually in the shape of things and events of world war II. Thank You , Cindy Return-path:

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From: hippialways

Subject: Very odd glass object

Date: 10/09/2006 7:59:34 PM

Dear Mr. Odell, I have written you before under bottlesnfun, but don't know how to send pics with that email. I have asked and investigated, and can't figure out what this is. I highly respect your talents in this area, and hope you can give me an idea. Thank you and keep up the good work. Nancy Jolley

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From: Allyson Hinds

Subject: request

Date: 10/10/2006 4:29:44 AM

Hi! I was just on your website, fantastic fun! You might think about putting all of your books online, and charging a monthly fee for a subscription! I think I just found the privy to my house (built 1887) in the back yard. It doesn't look like it has side walls, like I thought it should. Is it possible that the privy was built over just a hole in the ground, without being brick or stone-lined? LOVE YOUR WEBSITE. Allyson

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From: Cr0929

Subject: Garnier Decanter

Date: 10/10/2006 4:17:50 AM

Hello, I have a Garnier ENGHIEN-FRANCE decanter which contained apricot liqueur, numbered 145. It features a man in top hat and tux sitting with his arm around a gaslight pole. It has a rocking base. It is in fairly good condition. Could you tell me its value. Thank you.         Carol Rolli

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From: Donna Haynes tn_mama

Subject: Jim Beam Bottle

Date: 10/10/2006 8:51:07 AM

Digger, I have a Jim Beam Modern Masters Collector's Edition Volume IV bottle. It has a repro of Van Gogh's Sunflowers painting on it. I'm sure it's over 30 years old. Does it have any monetary value? If so, how much? Thanks for your help with this, Donna Haynes

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From: dawn koontz dwnkoontz

Subject: decanter set

Date: 10/10/2006 9:41:30 AM

I have an amber color decanter set,made by wheatonware. I have searched on the net but cannot find any information on this particular set. It is the decanter with lid and 9 glasses maybe brandy glasses. I find know label on these but I do remember my mother having a party back in the 70,s and purchasing this set....If you have any background information it would be very much appreciated. Dawn 

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From: Mary L. Stephenson marystepserv

Subject: antique bottle in question

Date: 04/09/2006 4:20:29 PM

I have a Lewis & Scott bottle. Stands 7.5 inches, green in color. Heavy in glass weight. Good condition, no chips or cracks. Any information and estimated value would be appreciated. marystepserv2b

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From: VINCE A SEMLER convin88

Subject: stonware ginger beer bottle

Date: 10/10/2006 5:58:03 PM

hi,we found a stoneware bottle that reads ohio ginger beer co. toledo ohio .   do you have any info. about this co. or value of bottle Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 hi,we found a stoneware bottle that reads ohio ginger beer co. toledo ohio ; ;. ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; do you have any info. about this co. or value of bottle

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From: Mo Frechette mfrechette7zingerman

Subject: New--not antique--Bottles

Date: 10/10/2006 9:12:34 PM

Hi, I came across your informative site searching for antique bottles not for collection, but for inspiration. I'm an upstart entrepreneur looking to revive some an old tincture or two, like bay rum. I'm looking for a source for modern bottle manufacturers creating interesting bottles in the style of the 19th and early 20th Century. I expect you've got a lot of requests that are more direct to your line of work, but if you have any advice on current bottle manufacturers who create some bottles like these it'd be much appreciated. (I'm not necessarily looking for exactly appropriate bottles--i.e. barber bottles for bay rum. Drugstore, black glass, bitters and patent medicine bottles are all excellent.) Thanks for you time, Mo Frechette Ann Arbor, MI

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From: Sherry Johns

Subject: old bottle

Date: 10/11/2006 7:48:27 AM

Hello, I have an old bottle that has 4/5 pint stamped into the glass, also has a criss-cross pattern on part of the bottle, it has a screw on lip to it and has FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE. Can you help me out on what type of bottle this might be and the year or years it would have been in use. Carol Sapp

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From: Angela Williams wn4crrl

Subject: Mr. Boston - To Your Health - Whiskey Cap

Date: 10/11/2006 12:39:36 PM

Hi Gary, I am emailing in response to the following post that you made on bottlebook in 2005. Hi, I found a lot of bottles years ago (1975) in an un-buried dump which has not been used since the 1938 hurricane. Lots of decorative whisky flask type bottles and some wine bottles with the "pushed-up" bottoms. The one bottle I kept all this time which seems like it might be valuable is an Old Mr Boston bottle. I'm sure the bottle is not likely to be worth much were it not for the cap. It is pristine black plastic (bakelite?) with art-deco relief's of buildings on the outside. It was intended to double as a shot glass. It is deep and wide and inside the cap, on the bottom of the shot glass, it says "TO YOUR HEALTH". I have looked at bottle collections and a few books but never have I seen anything like it. If there is any chance this might be worth more than an appraisal then please let me know and I'll mail in the form with $5 and photos. Thanks, Gary Did you find out anything about this? The reason that I am asking is that while cleaning out some of my father-in-law's things, I found a cap like the one that you describe. On the top of the cap is a man in a top-hat and it says Mr. Boston. Please let me know either way. Thank you, Angela

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From: Michael S. Gorback, M.D. gorback

Subject: fake cannabis site

Date: 10/11/2006 12:50:44 PM

http://antiquecannabisbookbottle/chap2/Fakes.htm Mike

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From: F Self C Murphy murself7pdq

Subject: Fish bottle

Date: 10/11/2006 5:55:16 PM

I just located your web site via google. Yipee!! I have inherited a 8 3/4" clear/painted fish bottle from my 96 year old mother. She found the bottle in the attic of her uncle in Gatesville, Texas. To my untrained eye (that is untrained in the knowledge of glass bottles), it looks identical to the last bottle on the article entitled "The One That Got Away". It still have 90% of the white and blue/fray paint on it, but needs to be preserved, so more paint does not come off. It does not have its treaded cap. Can you give me anymore information on the bottle itself and its approximate value - other than the intrensic one that, it has been in the family for so long and is lovely. I would appreciate any information you might have. I have taken it to the Houston Antique Dealers Show in Houston on two occasions for the national dealers to discern and no one had your expertise. I appreciate you attention to this request. Sincerely, M.C. Murphy

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From: Dougnykn7wmconnec

Subject: Penn Maryland

Date: 10/11/2006 4:15:53 PM

I have a bottle of Penn Maryland Regal Blended Whiskey and it has a date written on it of 1915. My grandfather was in WW 1 at that time and I think he brought this bottle home. It is a 1 oz. bottle and it is still full. I was wondering if you could tell me anything about the distiller or who to contact about this. It aught to be some reeally good whiskey by now. Thanks, Doug Carter

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From: gnightoorpi2b

Subject: value of bottle

Date: 10/11/2006 5:14:02 PM

Hello Digger. I've been looking for similar jars but haven't been able to find one. The bottom of the jar has "1 H" on it.I Iooked this up and found it was made at the Holt Glass Works in West Berkely CA. ca 1893-1906. Is this a rare bottle?" It has bubbles in the glass which you may be able to see in the photo.The side seams go up all the way through the height of the bottle. What is its value? How will I know when to look for your answer? Will it be posted on your website for more than a day? Thank you for helping me. Irene J. Ray, Algoma, WI     

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From: Carla Clifford

Subject: Miniature Dutch Onion Bottle

Date: 10/11/2006 10:20:42 PM

Hello! I currently have on Ebay 2 miniature Dutch onion bottles. I've not had any real information given to me about them but I was told they were used to hold perfume and dated possibly as far back as the 1700's. They are crude, hand blown and have pontils. My Ebay auction is #150034260076. Could you look at this auction and give me some better information for both me and anyone bidding that asks about them?? Thank you.

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From: Marija Krsmanovic

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10/12/2006 7:55:58 AM

0LD MAN OF THE MTS.,FRANCONIA NOTCH,N.H. estimation value? BEST REGARDS FROM EUROPE BY BRANKO

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From: Nigel & Annie Beck

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10/12/2006 11:27:51 AM

Hi, I wonder if you can help with a bit of history on some baby feeders I have recently come by. I am also trying to discover approximately what they are worth if you can help please. They are both clear glass and made by S Maw & Son in England. One is banana shape with openings at both ends and is marked in ounces and tablespoons and is called "The Mamma". The other is round and flat with the neck at an angle and has a screw in glass bung with a hole in it which I believe used to have a tube going through it. It is called "The Alexandra". They are both in good condition, no chips. I would be very grateful for any information you could provide me with and any guide price you can offer. Thanks for your precious time. Ann

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From: Pamela Scherer pamelascherer

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10/12/2006 5:21:27 PM

Hello Mr. Odell, I would like to give you the information about a bottle I have. It has top similar to a blow top but the neck is much wider than the one shown in the examples on the web site. It has a closure similar to the Edwin Lloyd closure except it only has a flat rubber gasket seal. The top of the closure appears to be made of some kind of stone or ceramic. It has a smooth base with embossing that reads 1898, in the middle of the base it has a "k" and below that it has a "5" (no quotation marks on either symbol). Condition of the bottle I would say is near mint because of some residue in bottom of bottle (it might could be cleaned somehow) and the rubber seal exists but is somewhat fragile. The bottle height is 7" tall (not including stopper), 8 1/2" around at the lower part of the bottle, neck is 6" around and the top bulges to about 6 1/2". The side is embossed with an eagle with outstretched wings with 13 stars around it. It is a BIM and the color is clear. I hope this is enough information for you. I have no idea what kind of bottle it is but my mother seems to think it could be a small milk or cream bottle. Thank you for taking time to read and, hopefully, answer this email. I will greatly appreciate any information you can give me. I wouldn't be surprised if you tell me it was made in 1972 as a commemorative piece. Sincerely, Pam scherer

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From: Brad Manke robopiggy125

Subject: JOS. TRINER Bottle

Date: 10/12/2006 8:32:46 PM

Digger- I found a bottle the other day in a very remote forest in NE Washington. It was at an old miner's or trapper's cabin that was nearly destroyed from the elements. The cabin is possibly over 100 years old. The bottle is a round amber bottle, about 4" in dia. approx. 10"tall. It is smooth, appears to have a screw top. It has JOS. TRINER in raised letters on one side near the top, and CHICAGO on the other. Any idea what was in it, and possible value? Thanks, Brad Manke

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From: Sherry Hughes shughes7cablesyste

Subject: once again with the casa vento bottles but...

Date: 10/13/2006 6:40:56 AM

Are they worth more if they have never been opened? Ours is the Captain from the Faces of the World collection and it appears to still be sealed and filled. Thoughts?

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From: Lacey Griffith laceybil7netins

Subject: ask Digger

Date: 10/13/2006 8:01:22 AM

I have been an avid collector of bottles since I was old enough to walk. Don't really know what it is that draws me to them, but oh well. My ? for you is, have you heard or seen of a one gallon clear glass jug with a steam engine embossed on the front, with the words B. Fink Mercantile Company, St. Paul, Minn. It also says Best goods and quickest deliveries. This jug is in immaculate condition, and I was wondering of the value, and a little bit of the history behind it. I have searched the internet, and several books but cannot find any information on it. Thankyou Bill Spece, New Providence,Iowa

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From: Roddy Pollard

Subject: secrets of bottle cleaning

Date: 10/13/2006 10:44:14 AM

Good-morning Jack. I'm interested in building my own tumbling machine so am interested in your plans for building one. Could you forward your price including shipping to ONTARIO, CANADA. N4N3A2. Thanks a bunch. RODDY

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From: Bob Leone

Subject: 1788 armstrong glass bottle

Date: 10/13/2006 10:59:57 AM

Hi Digger, Your site is a wealth of info. Great stuff. I was curious if you had found any info on the amber colored "1788" embossed bottles that a few others have inquired about. I've attached a picture of a few bottles I uncovered at a land development project here in Cleveland. Thanks Bob Leone

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From: Sharon Rice

Subject: Virginia Creme de Mente

Date: 08/06/2006 1:15:50 PM

I have an antique bottle that belonged to my mother. It is a 1 pint 8 oz. bottle of Virginia Creme De Mente produced by Extract Company. There is a lady's face on the bottle. I do not see any date on the bottle. Do you have any ideas? Thanks, Sharon

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From: hub faulkner

Subject: carter ink

Date: 10/13/2006 1:14:17 PM

I found an old ink bottle while digging up a tree stump.The bottle says CARTERS INK.About 1/2 inch in front of name it says enterprise pottery co. newbrighton pa. It has a pouring lip and is approx 6 3/8 tall and 2 5/8 inches at the bottom.From what I found , Enterprise was in business in Newbrighton from 1879 to 1916. Do you have any other info?  

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From: Jewels

Subject: Antique

Date: 10/13/2006 3:13:29 PM

I found a whiskey barrel that says 11-1781 KY#113 DISB, Ancient brewing distillery. Do you know anyone who would know what this would be worth? Thanks

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From: bf222  

Subject: kauffman's bottle

Date: 10/13/2006 3:41:12 PM

The bottle says kauffman's acoss the middle above that is a picture of a dove inside the sun. Around the bottom it says cincinnati o with the date 1856. It is in great shape any help would be nice. I will send picture if needed. Thanks

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From: Kay Smith

Subject: Please help me identify- thank you!

Date: 10/13/2006 9:26:25 PM

Can you help me identify this? Thanks, Kay

 

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From: Karla Halterman

Subject: milk bottle

Date: 10/13/2006 9:56:30 PM

I am attaching a pic. of a milk bottle that I cannot find any info on. It has a star embossed on it under the star is the number 1888. On the other side it has a cow embossed on it. On the base it says Canada and has a small number 8 on it. I would appreciate any info that you might have on this. Thank you Karla Halterman 

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From: LONEWOLF47W

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 10/14/2006 7:06:33 AM

i have a 1974 liqour decanter heritage china s,n52 ezra brooks185 ita a dog looks like a bird dog

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From: Sue bloominidiotsdvnet

Subject: 1877-1879 william e .maloney light golden

Date: 10/14/2006 12:46:08 PM

I have a 1877-1879? golden colored william e. maloney beer bottle blob top? 2 side seams, IT SAYS NOT TO BE SOLD and a star on the bottom and the # 10,raised lettering inside a circle SAYS W.E MALONEY DETROIT MICH. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT A REASONABLE OFFER WOULD BE, IHAVE PEOPLE MAKING OFFERS. nO CHIPS OR CRACKS BUT THE INSIDE IS DIRTY LOOKING IT WAS BURIED,ALL DIRT IS OUT,i ALSO NEED TO KNOW HOW TO CLEAN IT? THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME, SUSAN PAPCIAK

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From: Laurie Nicholls nichollsyshorelin

Subject:

Date: 10/14/2006 1:21:58 PM

I have a bottle of Old Crow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - Travelers Fifth 86 Proof. Still has original seal. The numbers on the bottom of the bottle are 3 D-1. L92545 On the front of the bottle is W.A. Gaines - Division of the Old Crow Distillery Company Frankford, KY Louisville, KY C73, 2033P Do you have any idea how much this would be worth.

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From: Patsy Thomas patsyt5on-cre

Subject: Bottle

Date: 10/14/2006 2:03:51 PM

I have a bottle that has on the front Born with the Pony Express - 1st line MCCORMICK - 2nd line RARE (symbol in a circle of man on horse) AGED - 3rd line 75 months old - 4th line a smybol with the words Missouri Bourbon in the middle - 5th line There are several more lines but these are hard to read The jug is round with maple brown bottom and cream color top with handle. Very good condition on the bottom are the numbers 168-68 11-D-16 U.S.A on the side It has a corn stopper in it ( don't know if this is original or not or if someone just put it in there) It is around 7 1/2" height 14" round Would like to know how old and if it is worth anything. Thanks for your time Patsy

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From: Carol and Mike

Subject:

Date: 10/14/2006 2:53:35 PM

Hi, My name is Carol. My mother-in-law just gave me six bottles and I am curious about the age and value of them. They are Chemug spring water bottles. They are 64 ounces each and have an embossed indian with a spear in one hand and what looks to be a cup with spilling water in the other hand. He has one knee up on a rock. It says trademark at the bottom front, under the indian. The side seams go all the way to the top of the lip of the bottle. There are no stoppers on any of the bottles. It looks as if there were corks or maybe glass tops? The bottles are clear. There are embossed numbers on the bottom of the bottles and a symbol that looks like the letters MTC. The T in the middle is larger than the other two letters. These were in a wooden crate that rotted out and had to be discarded but the bottles are in mint condition. Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Carol beadlebugg

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From: Christi

Subject: Seagram's 5 Crown Bottle

Date: 10/14/2006 4:46:43 PM

Hi Digger I came across a Seagram's 5 Crown Bottle at a yard sale the other day, which I picked up. I've attached photos. The bottle is empty, it does have crystals, which I am to assume was from the left over whiskey residue, on the inside of the bottle. It is approximately 6" tall and maybe an inch thick. It is brown or dark amber in color. The front and back label are still attached and in perfect condition. The cap still has the tape on it that was used to seal the bottle. The cap feels like it might be tin and is black in color and is a screw cap. The inside seal paper/material is still in place in the cap and is not torn. The cap has no dents or dings on it. On the back of the bottle it is embossed at the top of the label: FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE. On the front of the bottle it is embossed at the bottom of the label:HALF PINT. On the bottom of the bottle it is embossed: MADE IN 0126 USA 13-42 to the far right it has what looks like an anchor symbol. Up in the upper left corner of the front label is a stamp that says State of Wisonsin D033927 Occupational Tax On Intoxicating Liquors 6 1/4 cents Treasury Department Beverage Tax Division There are numbers on the old seal tape that is on the left side neck of the bottle those numbers are 15-814071. Can you tell me how old the bottle is, its value, history, how rare is it because I've not been able to find anything similar online anywhere. Basically ALL you know about this bottle would be wonderful thanks Christi Scovel

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From: maria chamberlin

Subject: hello Digger

Date: 10/14/2006 6:31:47 PM

My mom found a very thick bottle with a built in marble stopper or pourer it says E.P shaw&C.L trade mark wakefield deposit 4 solemarker dan rylands barnsley it is light green a dog on it a skinny dog any idea how old? no date on it found in mich         thanks Maria My mom found a very thick bottle with a built in marble stopper or pourer it says ; E.P shaw&C.L ; trade mark wakefield ; deposit 4 solemarker ; dan rylands barnsley ;it is light green a dog on it a skinny dog ; any idea how old? no date on it found in mich, Maria

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From: Larry Maher

Subject: apricot lucas bols ballerina in glass bottle

Date: 10/15/2006 8:20:46 AM

Can you give me an estimate on a lucas bols ballerina glass bottle apricot with ballerina and sealed and music playing Regards,Larry Maher

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From: Woodartsin

Subject: Old Quaker 1/2 pint

Date: 10/15/2006 7:05:01 AM

Is there a value of a Old Quaker Rye whiskey bottle with the label in good condition.                                               Steve woodartsin

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From: John Garland sp.garland

Subject: brown javex bottle 32 0z.

Date: 10/15/2006 1:36:29 PM

found in back yard. could you tell me what year? Is it worth any thing: thanks .  j. b. garland.   

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From: Courtney Etheridge courtneycworthcablenet

Subject: Gay-Ola

Date: 10/15/2006 7:12:10 PM

I have a Prattville Alabama Bottling Works Gay-Ola bottle and have searched every book and online reference and cannot find ANYTHING about it. Please let me know anything. I am just trying to find a ballpark figure of what they may be worth, any help would be appreciated thansk

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From: Joyce Buckley joyce.buckley7

Subject: Watertown Bottling Company

Date: 10/15/2006 9:35:15 PM

I have an early soda bottle from the Watertown Bottling Company, New York, and would like to sell it. It was made by an automatic bottling machine, so I would guess it to be from the early 1900s. Do you know anything about the company and approximately how much the bottle might be worth? Thanks so much for any information you might have about it. Nick Buckley Lexington, Kentucky

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From: theamerican

Subject: 1804 Silver dollar whiskey bottle unopened

Date: 10/16/2006 5:29:23 AM

Hi there mate, Any idea on value of a bottle of whiskey. Its the commemorative collection EZRA BROOKS real sippin whiskey, heritage china 1804 silver dollar, genuine fired platinum. Bottled in 1969 at 150 months old. Unopened with seal still on and in original box. Id love to try a sip but will wait to hear back from you. Cheers Brett from New Zealand.

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From: Rattlesnake man

Subject: bottle

Date: 10/16/2006 7:32:17 AM

We have this very neat looking whiskey bottle which we have enjoyed looking at for years. National Tobacco Festival Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey 100 months old 4/5ths 186 proof 1973 seal # 571041219 Any special value or ?? Bill

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From: Allyson Hinds

Subject: Re: request

Date: 10/16/2006 10:56:56 AM

WEIRD WEIRD WEIRD. FOUND THREE TINY BOTTLES, ONE TORPEDO (sorry) shaped, the others maybe medicine - only four feet down. I'm not getting this at all... I think I need to go to the library! Regarding the shovel - already broke one hand and one regular shovel on this thing. Trying to break through the rust on the top layer was *tough*!!! You've got to be incredibly interesting. Stop by next time you're in South Bend, Indiana!

From: "Digger"  To: "Allyson Hinds" cre8tive11

Subject: Re: request

Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 08:24:46 -0400 Might have been wood lined...wood would have deteriorated. Get your shovel out.  Digger

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From: "Allyson Hinds" cre8tive11 To:  Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 5:29 AM

Subject: request   Hi! I was just on your website, fantastic fun! You might think about  putting all of your books online, and charging a monthly fee for a  subscription!  I think I just found the privy to my house (built 1887) in the back yard.  It doesn't look like it has side walls, like I thought it should. Is it  possible that the privy was built over just a hole in the ground, without  being brick or stone-lined?  LOVE YOUR WEBSITE.  Allyson   

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From: Todd McSwain todd.mcswainlumni.app

Subject: C. Valaer Bottling Works

Date: 10/16/2006 5:52:56 PM

I saw a question in your Q & A that asked about C. Valaer being one of the founders of Cheerwine. Do you have any info or support of this theory? Thanks. Todd

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From: Sharon sheeler sharonsheeler

Subject: Mohawk Liqueur Decanters

Date: 10/16/2006 7:50:22 PM

I have 7 stoneware decanters various colors: black, periwinkle, burgandy, baby blue, lt. green, and (2) brown/beige. 6 have Mohawk Liqueur and A-4, carved on bottom, 2 have Mohawk Liqueur label on front. Can you tell me any thing? Thanks

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From: Djratledge7wmconnec

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10/16/2006 4:51:37 PM

my uncle bottle digs in old dumps around lafayette georgia and chattanooga tennessee.he found a green bottle that looks like a coke bottle, only it has my- ola cola on it. it is imbosed with raised letters.do you have any information where it was made or do you know of its orgin.please reply.thank you

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From: Whinodeb

Subject: soda bottle

Date: 10/16/2006 5:36:25 PM

hi, my son found this pop bottle today at work, it's about 7 and ahalf inch's tall. it's clear in color. it say's perfect on the front and vicmy on the bottom of the bottle it's in perfect condition. it look's like it has a horse shoe on the bottom also.i've never seen one like this before, if you could just let me know somethig about this, I would apprreciate it thank you debbie

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From: SKEARDav

Subject: silver jubilee coca-cola bottle 1952 1977

Date: 10/17/2006 6:53:53 AM

hi I have tried every where to find out any info about a silver jubilee souvenir bottle 1952 1977, I believe only 1000 were made and the writting is in platinum, I was bottled in the scotland and northan bottlers in the 70s any info would be great thanks

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From: Roger Burford roger7theburfords.plu

Subject:

Date: 10/17/2006 1:06:35 PM

Dear Digger, My daddy is building a new house for us and we have found a stoneware bottle which is brown in colour and has a pouing spout at the neck. It is 14 cm tall and 6 cm in diameter. At the bottom it is stamped ' LOVATT LTD'. My Poppa thinks that it is an ink bottle because he remembers seeing something like it when he was at school as a little boy. What do you think? Thank you, Martha Rose aged 8 years.

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From: F Self C Murphy murself7pdq

Subject: Fish bottle

Date: 10/17/2006 11:56:24 AM

I just located your web site via google. Yipee!! I have inherited a 8 3/4" clear/painted fish bottle from my 96 year old mother. She found the bottle in the attic of her uncle in Gatesville, Texas. To my untrained eye (that is untrained in the knowledge of glass bottles), it looks identical to the last bottle on the article entitled "The One That Got Away". It still have 90% of the white and blue/fray paint on it, but needs to be preserved, so more paint does not come off. It does not have its treaded cap. Can you give me anymore information on the bottle itself and its approximate value - other than the intrensic one that, it has been in the family for so long and is lovely. I would appreciate any information you might have. I have taken it to the Houston Antique Dealers Show in Houston on two occasions for the national dealers to discern and no one had your expertise. I appreciate you attention to this request. Sincerely, M.C. Murphy

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From: Gloriadoyleb

Subject: sodawater bottle

Date: 10/17/2006 10:36:28 AM

Mr.Odell, Recently my husband and I found a coca cola product bottle in the river. Could you help identify this bottle,we would like to know its history and if its old or has any value. The bottle is light green ,the top half of bottle is round and the bottom half is shape like it has four sides. The product is soda water ,the bottle has six stars around bottle neck. The wording is SODA WATER PROPERTY OF COCA COLA BOTTLING CO. CON.6 FL.OZ. On the bottom is Savannah Ga. with a star in the middle.All words are raised. If you could please help us ,we thank you. Gloriadoyle

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From: Keukelaar Family kkeukelaarochester.

Subject: cork top, brown, 8 high clorox bottle

Date: 10/17/2006 7:40:16 PM

Hi Digger, 30 years ago I found an cork top, brown, 8" high clorox bottle in the woods of my Aunt Nancy home in King Ferry New York. I still have the bottle. It is still in great condition. Any idea what the value would be on this little keep sake? I also have metal (tin?) DJER Kiss talcum bottle. It still has talcum in it! And last but not least a Dutch Lady decanter glass bottle Bols (some kind of liquor). The booze is kinds of , well like a paste at this stage. The labels on the back of her dress are so dark it looks like it says cream De Cacao. How do you find someone who is in the market for items like this? Thanks for you time. Very truly yours, Lisa Keukelaar

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From: BajanRico23

Subject: Champagne

Date: 10/18/2006 6:37:27 AM

There is a Champagne which comes in a gold bottle, it has an Ace Of Spades Emblem on the front, and I'm unable to locate this anywhere on the internet, do you think you would be able to find out the name of this Champagne, and/or send me a picture of it. Thank you very much.

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From: Story Sargent storysargent

Subject: bottles I found

Date: 10/18/2006 7:18:44 PM

Hi, I found 2 bottles. *One is dark brown, 8" high, you can see the seam all the way up, it has a flat squared double lip, the bottom reads "Union Made" and has 2 B's facing each other in the middle, and has a G and A on either side, it looks like JM on top of that, there is a small circle in the exact middle, and it has a number 3 off to the side. Around the upper chest of the bottle is imprinted with "HY-PRO" twice. And then under that it has 16 oz. *The other one is a light green almost yellow, 5 1/4" high, the neck is half the height and skinny, it has a rolled out looking lip, the front has an oval that almost meets ends at the top, the bottom has a symbol that looks like part of a tic tac toe or a goal post and has a C & O on either sides, under that reads JAPAN, under that is H 1... Do you have any info Digger??? Thanks for your time.

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From: KelSav

Subject: What are 1912 whiskey flasks worth?

Date: 10/18/2006 6:33:31 PM

Hi, When we renovated our kitchen we found 4 -(1/2 pint) rye whiskey flasks in the walls. Also there is a larger one embossed with Old Family Wine Store.est 1857, Jos. Cleve and Co., 19-21 Cambridge St., Boston. The other 4 have intact labels. Bonnie Bros Bonnie Rye Whiskey, Hunting Club Whiskey, Cliff Valley Rye Whiskey distributed by T. Dexter Johnson, Boston Mass, and XXXX Rye Whiskey distributed by T. Casey Co in Brighton Mass. These are all in good shape, I think, as they were sealed up inside walls that were constructed in 1912. If you think this is worth pursuing I will provide more info and photos. Thank you for any help you can give me, Libby Keller

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From: Auctions by Cyndy

Subject: smile soda bottle

Date: 10/19/2006 7:01:40 AM

I have a 1 gallon smile soda bottle in mint green with the smile logo in black. Do you have this bottle in your soda bottle book? Mike

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From: leila75

Subject: Name designer ?

Date: 10/19/2006 10:23:12 AM

Plastic bottle water mineral square Japanese designer, it was a plastic encastrable bottle, which was sold only in Japan,

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From: mike l

Subject:

Date: 10/19/2006 10:57:48 AM

i found a bottle labeled burnett boston cant find any info can you help . just digging holes in the yard found some oldies . cant identify this one.

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From: Steve Major slmajor

Subject: Sloan's Liniment bottle

Date: 10/19/2006 5:14:32 PM

Dear Digger I purchased a old bottle of Sloan's Liniment, there is no production date on it, can you help me with any advise on how to find out more about it? thanks Steve Major

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From: kelsav

Subject: Re: What are 1912 whiskey flasks worth?

Date: 10/19/2006 5:47:58 PM

thanks. I will send the pics to this address. I did visit your website and found it fascinating. Have never had any interest in old bottles before. Libby Keller -----Original Message-----

From: To: KelSav Sent: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 3:58 PM

Subject: Re: What are 1912 whiskey flasks worth? I'd like photos...depending upon the bottle and ornateness of the label $15-$55 ...  Digger

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From: KelSav Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 11:33 PM

Subject: What are 1912 whiskey flasks worth? Hi, When we renovated our kitchen we found 4 -(1/2 pint) rye whiskey flasks in the walls. Also there is a larger one embossed with Old Family Wine Store.est 1857, Jos. Cleve and Co., 19-21 Cambridge St., Boston. The other 4 have intact labels. Bonnie Bros Bonnie Rye Whiskey, Hunting Club Whiskey, Cliff Valley Rye Whiskey distributed by T. Dexter Johnson, Boston Mass, and XXXX Rye Whiskey distributed by T. Casey Co in Brighton Mass. These are all in good shape, I think, as they were sealed up inside walls that were constructed in 1912. If you think this is worth pursuing I will provide more info and photos. Thank you for any help you can give me, Libby Keller

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From: bbriggs13

Subject: Julius Wile label

Date: 10/19/2006 5:54:51 PM

Hi Digger! Have a hand blown, 4 section, liquer bottle with Julius WILE Sons & Co.Inc established 1877 label around neck of bottle. The Liquers are from P.Garnier EMGHIEN - FRANCE .... Another small rectangular label on side of bottle MADE AND BOTTLED BY P. GARNIER - ENGHIEN - FRANCE One has M & other has N for Enghien. There is CREMEdeMENTHE label, one hard to read & think it is ABRICOT__E, (2missing letters) another label with MOUEHR- - -, And one section missing the label. This bottle is a one qt. size, has around the neck the original cork screw opener and also three glass cork pour spouts..... Husbands aunt (deceased now) worked for a liquor distributor in San Francisco for allot of years, and gave this bottle to my husband about 50 years ago! Curious about it! Do you have any knowledge of this peticular bottle? Sorry I can't give more info on it. Still has the tax # on the bottle top! Bottle has never been opened, so very little if any evaporation to contents. Would love to hear from you regarding this little family gift...... Thanks for any help you can give us! Barbara Briggs bbriggs13

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From: mike l scubadoo2000

Subject: Re:

Date: 10/20/2006 11:00:19 AM

its actually a brown bottle and looks as though it is sopposed to use a cork. which book has this . I think I may be into a old bottle dump.just found an atwoods jaundice bitters. the extract sounds right because I also found a hires root beer extract bottle in the same hole . I think I got the fever i,m going to dig up my hole yard .lol thanks

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From: Digger To: mike l Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 3:56 PM

 

Subject: Re: clear bottle with embossing on the sides...burnett company boston -flavoring extract.  Digger

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From: mike l  Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:57 AM

 I found a bottle labeled burnett boston cant find any info can you help . just digging holes in the yard found some oldies . cant identifie this one.

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From: mike l scubadoo2000

Subject: Re:

Date: 10/20/2006 11:03:39 AM

oh ya the raised lettering is on the bottom thanks again

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From: Digger To: mike l Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 3:56 PM

 

Subject: Re: clear bottle with embossing on the sides...burnett company boston -flavoring extract.  Digger

“ ----- Original Message -----

From: mike l  Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:57 AM

 I found a bottle labeled burnett boston cant find any info can you help . just digging holes in the yard found some oldies . cant identifie this one.

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From: Trigalluzz

Subject: Coca Cola Vendo 44

Date: 10/20/2006 3:42:14 PM

 Came across this question from 2004 did you help him? I live in NY area and own same machine and the new 8oz bottles are too slim. Chris Galluzzo

From: Ted Obsitos

Subject: question: coca cola bottle

Date: 27-09-2004 Hi, I am a proud owner of a Vendo 44 coke machine. It takes 6.5oz bottles. Unfortunately I don't know if they are still availabel, and/or where to get them. Can you help? I am in the Cleveland, OH area. Thanks, Ted

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From: Phyllis Bowden pbbowden3

Subject: antique whiskey bottle

Date: 10/21/2006 10:10:26 AM

excuse my typing, I have only one arm. I have recently discovered an unopened bottle of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey made exclusively for chatmar inc., by W.L. Weller's Cabin Still ,bottled in 1956. it is in mint condition and is in a quart bottle. any idea how much its worth to a potential collector? please respond as soon as possible.....thank you

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From: Nelsonsx6 nelsonsx6

Subject: antique Great Bear Spring Co. crate

Date: 10/21/2006 11:45:05 AM

Digger, I have an old Great Bear Spring co. water bottle crate. Any idea as to it's date/value? v/r Bob in VA

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From: flagg randall ravenmocker

Subject: small Monnet flask

Date: 10/21/2006 3:09:48 PM

ive found a small Monnet cognac flask,a few ounces at most,it has either "ad",or "ap"then 32 on the neck where the cap once screwed on ,it has a dragon embossed with cognac Monnet written,any ideas?,i found 5 feet down buried near a barn in New Brunswick Canada.found your AD on another bottle site,thanks for any info you can give,Daniel.

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From: DJames4830

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 10/22/2006 7:21:31 AM

Hi Digger, I hope you can help me identify this bottle. It is 14 inches tall, has an uneven base, on the bottom of the bottle it has the no. 46 with a W under it, and the letters MOD.DER. The monkey's arms extend around the bottle and on the bottom of the bottle around the base it has DIESE FLASCHE GEHORT DEM GAST. (German, I assume) It is in excellent condition. It was on a top shelf at my mother's house in Bay St. Louis, Ms. and survived hurricane Katrina along with hundreds of other bottles. Thanks so much for your help. If it's okay with you, I might want to ask about several other bottles that I think might be valuable. Thanks again for your time and help. Dale James

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From: Frank Carestia

Subject: seagrams vo whiskey

Date: 10/22/2006 4:51:10 PM

hi there,  I have two bottles of seagrams vo whiskey . they are sealed and have a closure sticker from 1971.How much could they be worth? Or can we drink it. waiting for your reply. thank you , Frank Carestia

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From: ronald ruffner ruffdaddy53

Subject: fleecy white jug pat.#112219

Date: 10/22/2006 6:28:42 PM

I'am trying to find out what it is worth can't find anything on internet.the bottom of the jug has the name of the john puhl products co. chigago. ill. it has a o cicle and a b in the center of it then 58 is that the year it was made.

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From: Mike & Meghan Kuzminski

Subject: Stoneware bottle from Privy/bottle dump needs ID

Date: 10/22/2006 7:23:18 PM

Digger, I went out yesterday to finish opening up what we think is a privy. We were MD'ing and stumbled onto a small depression in the woods. We knew the area was old, so we started to open up the hole and voila.. Glass, charcoal, brick, pottery, ceramics, etc. So we knew we were into something. About 3.5 ft. down I pull out this stoneware bottle. Can you tell me the use and what it's called. I was thinking master ink, but it has no pour spout. It also has a scar mark where a small finger handle went near the neck. Hopefully these pics, will help you ID the bottle. It stands 9 1/4" tall and is about 2 3/4" in diameter. It has a lion with number 11 as a maker's mark, I'm assuming. THanks for any help you might provide on this bottle.. Mike Kuzminski (AKA GeoDiggerMike) Slidell, Louisiana is where I reside, BTW.. Bottle found in south La.

 

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From: Billiebrn

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 10/22/2006 4:12:59 PM

i have a chero-cola bottle, patent pending, twist style. Need info please. Date 19... 6 oz.

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From: johncarolparker

Subject: jug?

Date: 10/23/2006 6:03:08 AM

My husband bought this jug about 6 months ago. It is in very good condition except for the handle. It has been broken and glued back on. Please tell me anything you can about the jug itself and what would be the best way to sell it. Thank you, Carol Parker

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From: gerhard

Subject: Good day

Date: 10/23/2006 9:15:11 AM

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From: Wda11ison

Subject: hardrock bottles 1930's

Date: 10/23/2006 6:17:43 AM

Are hardrock bottles from the 1930's of any value?

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From: william kinzalow

Subject: p. lorillard co. snuff bottle

Date: 10/23/2006 2:18:55 PM

hi digger. this bottle is round made in a 2 piece mold 6 3/4" tall-base 3 1/4"-mouth is 2 1/4" with a screw type rim on the top for the wire fitting-the lid is 2 5/8" with the wire clasp mounted on the lid-has raised letters on the lid which read geo. w. helme co. of new jersey patened july 16 1872- the base has a circle off center and has raised letters that read p. lorillard co.- the color is amber and the condition is good. I cant find this type of closure in my books or on your webb site or others that I looked at. I know that the lorillard co. made tobacco products and I was told this was a snuff bottle. the mfg co was from 1870 to 1885 would like to know the value thanks. kinzalow

   

From: william kinzalow aquilla747

Subject: snuff bottle with odd lid.

Date: 10/23/2006 1:28:09 PM

hi digger. this snuff bottle is 6 3/4" tall with lid-top 3"-bottom3 1/4" amber color or brown, bottle was mfg. by geo. w. helme co. in new jersey pat. july16 1872, this information is on top of the lid in raised letters, on the bottom in raised letters p. lorillard co. which is a tobacco co. the mfg co dates from 1870-1885, I was told this bottle was used for snuff. this type of lid is not shown in books that I have or on your webb site and other that I looked at. my question is what do I have, any information. thanks. kinzalow

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From: Gina Dottle

Subject: bottle question-italy wine

Date: 10/23/2006 6:02:11 PM

Hello I have 2 very unique FULL and UNOPENED Italian red wine bottles. The one is in the shape of a knight with armor and it stands a little under 3 feet tall. It has a huge sticker saying Borghini and its Chianti wine. Its bottled in Italy by Gabrielle Borghini fu Canzio. Sticker says Certaldo-Italy and it is 3 liters of red wine. The color of the glass is green and its a very heavy glass bottle. The top sticker wrapping has a small thin cloh strip with the Italian flag colors on the seal. My other one is similar only its in the shape of an elephant. It is long and slender with the snout being very long. The sticker on this says Product of Italy-Sole USA Agents CASA VENTO Vento Wine Imports Inc.-Cleveland, OH Both bottles have a lot of symbols on them with numbers and letters on the stickers, seals and the bottom of the glass itself. I am wondering what years bottles like this were in production. I went to some wine shops and they have no idea. If you could tell me if bottles like these were shipped from italy tohere for decoration purposes or if they were meant to be drank. I notice on your site someone asked you about Vento company before so does this mean the bottle was made only when they were open because it wasnt made in cleveland it was made in Italy. Any time period or date or VALUE you can give me would help me out a lot!! thanks

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From: ludmila

Subject: Inquiry from Italy on Historical Bottle Collector Guild

Date: 10/23/2006 9:14:10 PM

Dear Digger Odell, My father came across a magazine that mentioned "Historical Bottle Collector Guild" with an address in Toledo, Ohio. He is very interested in seeing what other bottles they sell and was wondering where he could get an updated magazine for their collections. There was no telephone number in the advertisement, just the following address: Historical bottle Collector Guild" P.O.Box 1035 -Dept.SM Toledo,Ohio 43666 Would you know how to contact this place or receive a latest edition of their collection to order if possible? Any information on them would be appreciated. Sincerely, Ludmila de Spagnolis

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From: Dvnpat

Subject: From Richie

Date: 10/23/2006 8:59:36 PM

Mr Odell, I have a two part question. I have two bottles in my possession that have been in the family many years. One is a (I believe it to be a flask of some kind) with Ben Franklin on one side with his inscription around him. The other side is a house. The date between its chimney reads 1888. Also above the house are the words "GLASS HOUSE". Under the house (which protrods from the bottle as well as Ben Franklin Image on the other side of the bottle) are the words WHEATON, MILLVILLE, NJ The bottle is clear glass. I own two of these. Can you tell me if they have any value. My other bottle, which I believe is a flask also, is wide at the botton with an inverted bottom so that when you place it standing has a tendency to rock. It then comes up sort of like a goose neck. On the front protruding is a circle of flowers of sort with the inscription in the center reading "KILMARNOCK SCOTLAND" . Above this inscription are other words which I have yet to make out. I can only make out the word at the end 'Ltd". On the back of this bottle it looks like a large thumb print inbossed with the year in the center "1820". The bottle is of clear glass. Could you tell me anything abt this & if it has any value. I'd appreciate any help you can give me as there is a collector I know that is interested in getting them from me. Thanks Richie

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From: Linsay Ballinger linsay1

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10/24/2006 7:50:05 AM

Hi, I have just acquired a "reverse" safe Warners L & K Cure Rochester pint in amber with hand applied top and see you sold one off your list. I tried searching on Ebay completed items to no avail and am hoping you can give me an idea of price range in good condition? Standard amber glass colour. Cheers, Linsay Ballinger Australia

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From: mkuz

Subject: Re: Stoneware bottle from Privy/bottle dump needs ID

Date: 10/24/2006 2:28:34 PM

Digger, Thanks for the info. I think I found a great X-Mas gift for my two MD'ing buddies on your website. "The secrets to Privy Diggin" New Edition. We're really taking a liking to the bottle digging thing and it sure is addicting. This book will surely help us novies find more privy sites. Thanks for the info. you provided on the bottle. I'll place my order in the coming weeks. Mike Kuzminski ---- Digger wrote: Typical shape fopr a mineral water or gin (dutch most likely) 1880-1890s $40-50  Digger

“ ----- Original Message -----

From: Mike & Meghan Kuzminski  Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2006 8:23 PM

Subject: Stoneware bottle from Privy/bottle dump needs ID  Digger,  I went out yesterday to finish opening up what we think is a privy. We were MD'ing and stumbled onto a small depression in the woods. We knew the area was old, so we started to open up the hole and voila.. Glass, charcoal, brick, pottery, ceramics, etc. So we knew we were into something. About 3.5 ft. down I pull out this stoneware bottle. Can you tell me the use and what it's called. I was thinking master ink, but it has no pour spout. It also has a scar mark where a small finger handle went near the neck. Hopefully these pics, will help you ID the bottle. It stands 9 1/4" tall and is about 2 3/4" in diameter. It has a lion with number 11 as a maker's mark, I'm assuming. THanks for any help you might provide on this bottle..  Mike Kuzminski (AKA GeoDiggerMike)  Slidell, Louisiana is where I reside, BTW.. Bottle found in south La.

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From: Robert Penland bobsal4

Subject:

Date: 10/25/2006 1:07:53 PM

 Thank you Digger for answering our question. I have a (7 1/4" Tall )bottle that was made in either 5 or 7 pieces. The base is aprox. 2 1/8" across and the lip is 1" across. It is an amber bottle with has a pontil marked bottom, the seams run up both sides and over top of the lip. The reason I am not sure weather it was made in 5 or 7 pieces, is because I am not sure if the seam around the middle is an embossed ring or a seam. If it is a seam then the bottle would have been in 7 pieces before it was fused into one. I hope by the pictures you will be able to tell me who made it, age, kind of bottle etc... Thank you so much Sal P.

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From: GenejonesIII

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 10/25/2006 5:40:08 PM

My husband brought me a bottle that he found under an old house. I was wondering what you could tell me about it. It is around 10 inches tall with a metal top on it. It is brown glass and has wording on the side that says The F R Corporation. It has a measurement side to it that measures 32 ounces. Very rectangular shaped. I am a novice at this. I am taking over where my dad left off when it comes to collecting old bottles. Any help you could give me would certainly be interesting. On the bottom of the bottles, the letters FR are contained in a square. M.J.

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From: beblueone

Subject: h.ricketts bottle

Date: 10/25/2006 10:33:16 PM

how old is this what does a bottle like this go for bristol h ricketts thank you for your time robert buffington

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From: Kurt Krueger

Subject: wood schlitz bottle

Date: 10/26/2006 1:54:22 PM

Your site is awesome and generosity overwhelming. I have a wooden Schlitz bottle, wood stopper/cap, my grandfather says he played with as a child. Ever heard of one? rarity? thanks again and again

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From: ` pvaz1946

Subject: J. Bourne & Son Stone Ink Bottles

Date: 10/26/2006 3:13:55 PM

Hello, I was curious about the two different markings I have noticed on P & J Arnold stone ink bottles made by J Bourne & Son. The marking here  The marking here has has a borderline  no borderline or England. around the J Bourne  I have not seen a date and P & J Arnold info  associated with these. with England below the borderline. These I have seen dated 1862 and later. Are the bottles like the one on the right from an earlier period than the bottles like the one on the left? What date did the markings change? Thank you for any information you can give me. Paul R. Guyatte Prescott Valley, AZ

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From: windy Lopez

Subject:

Date: 10/26/2006 5:44:41 PM

We have a bottle that my husband found while digging it is a yellow amber color and it says G.N. Bacon Harrisburgh pa.on the front and on the back it says this bottle not to be sold. putnam 26 on the bottom. Someone else asked you the same question in 2004 and the question was posted but the anwser was not. Could you give us the background and the value of it please. Thank You Windy Lopez

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From: ZuesRbl

Subject: JAR

Date: 10/26/2006 2:38:44 PM

Could you tell me what kind and how old this jar is I found it digging 3inches tall bottom shape octogan with crosses in squares and small crosses around top. screw top jar

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From: Lisa K. jklkowal4

Subject: A Few Bottle Questions

Date: 10/26/2006 8:21:52 PM

Hi: First Bottle: I have a small purple bottle that reads "The May Drug Co. Pittsburg." This bottle is in excellent condition. My local antique dealer had this bottle in his shop on consignment for a short while and priced it at $85. I am including a picture. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? Is it really worth $85? Seemed a little bit steep to me. Second Bottle: Has the Ace of Spades with the word ACE below and an A within the spade. It is clear glass. I am attaching a picture. I can not find out a thing about this one. Any help would be appreciated. Third (and final) Bottle: Cobalt Blue Bromo Seltzer Emerson Drug Co. Baltimore MD. This bottle is in excellent condition but I can not find out anything about it. I am also including a picture. I will appreciate any help you can provide.

 

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From: Tom Brunet

Subject: Fwd: P Dawson Dufftown Glenlivet bottle

Date: 10/19/2006 6:01:02 PM

Begin forwarded message:

From: Tom Brunet abrunet

Date: September 16, 2006 11:45:50 PM EDT  Cc: abrunet

Subject: P Dawson Dufftown Glenlivet bottle  Hi, I have an identical bottle as pictured on your website. P Dawson Dufftown Glenlivet bottle. Mine has the original label on it. Could you give me an idea as to how old it is and it's value. In the 70's I used to go scuba diving in the St. Lawrence River and I collected bottles for a few years. Back then there were very few bottle books. I think from memory where the seem is on this bottle it would be made in the 1800's sometime; but when not sure. My nephew just bought a house and has rustic barn beem mantles over the fireplaces. I want to give him this bottle and would like to give him more information about it. I definitely wouldn't want him to remove the label because I think that it is probably unusual to find one with a label. I would appreciate any information that you could give me on the bottle. Thanks!        Tom

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From: blclark7opt2b

Subject: bottle

Date: 10/27/2006 12:02:28 PM

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.  My sister found this bottle while clamming in the Great South Bay off Blue Point Beach on Long Island, New York (south shore). ; Can you tell us anything about it?  ;  Thanks!

 

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From: tomburksemphis

Subject: Civil War Bottle

Date: 10/27/2006 12:36:08 PM

Digger, If you have a daughter named Virgina my daughter went to school with her in TN and we met at the graduation. Regardless, can you identify the attached bottle from a civil war photo? Thanks, Tom Burks

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From: J D

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10/27/2006 5:38:15 PM

I have an Old Shellroad whiskey bottle wit label still on the bottle along with cork clear bottle with black label it was distilled for :Fuller & Fuller co. by Woolner & Co, I cant find anything about it, I also have a HAyner Whiskey bottlewith label and original cork that says Hayner on it it has the raised lettering of Hayner whiskey Disstillery Troy Ohio on the sides and the design patent thing on the bottom no chips or anything I also have a bunch of Canmalt Brand Whiskey bottled by Hazeltine & Perkins Drug Co. in Grand Rapids Mi. I found all of these bottles in a wall of the restuarant my mother baught and we are redoing, Please can you give me some info on them or tell me where I can look thanks for your time, James --------------------------------- Everyone is raving about the all-new Yahoo! Mail. Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 I have an Old Shellroad whiskey bottle wit label still on the bottle along with cork clear bottle with black label it was distilled for :Fuller & Fuller co. by Woolner & Co, I cant find anything about it, I also have a HAyner Whiskey bottlewith label and original cork that says Hayner on it it has the raised lettering of Hayner whiskey Disstillery Troy Ohio on the sides and the design patent thing on the bottom no chips or anything I also have a bunch of Canmalt Brand Whiskey bottled by Hazeltine & Perkins Drug Co. in Grand Rapids Mi. I found all of these bottles in a wall of the restuarant my mother baught and we are redoing, Please can you give me some info on them or tell me where I can look thanks for your time, James

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From: Don Gula deep6

Subject: Rare Mineral Water Bottle

Date: 10/27/2006 7:35:52 PM

If you know of any collectors that might be interested, I currently have a rare northern Pennsylvania Mineral Water bottle up for sale on E-Bay. If you are interested in taking a look, the link to it is http://cgi.ebaybottle/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ViewItem&ih=010&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&viewitem=&item=200040901753& rd=1&rd=1 Don

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From: Carole McDonough cgm1357

Subject: jug

Date: 10/28/2006 12:56:18 PM

Mother and I were cleaning up at my aunt's house (she just went into a nursing home). We came across a Henry McKenna half gallon. Although hers looks like most on what I saw on Ebay, hers has numbers/lettering on the botton: Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle (that's around the outer edge on the bottom) and in the center are the following: D140 (or 146?) G4 (or 64?) and 14G or (146?). Could you provide me with any additional information? Thank you so much. Carole

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From: barbara case babyblu2505

Subject: need to know about this

Date: 10/28/2006 7:41:09 PM

Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="0-111163551-1162082469=:29099" --0-111163551-1162082469=:29099Dear Digger, People have told me different things about this bottle and all its doing is going in a complete circle of answers can u please give me answers of this bottle 1. What is the real of this. 2. What value is this worth. 3. How old is it. 4. will food coloring hurt it any cuz this is whats inside. thank u for your time barbara case --------------------------------- We have the perfect Group for you. Check out the handy changes to Yahoo! Groups. --0-111163551-1162082469=:29099 Dear Digger ; People have told me different things about this bottle and all its doing is going in a complete circle of answers can u please give me answers of this bottle  1. What is the real of this.  2. What value is this worth.  3. How old is it.  4. will food coloring hurt it any cuz this is whats inside.  ;thank u for your time barbara case

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From: Skully

Subject: bottle

Date: 10/29/2006 2:29:51 AM

digger I found this bottle in a old torn down house could you tell me something about it? on the bottom it looks like an acron it is embossed the bottle has a lot of very small bubbles. thanks robert magee

 

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From: A KRUEGER

Subject: band new hygeia nursing bottles

Date: 10/29/2006 8:58:16 AM

Hello Digger, I have just been given a case of unopened brand new Hygeia nursing bottles. There is a date of 1934 on the bottle, a price of 35 cents a piece, glass bottle, nipple, ring and cap, advertisement with benefits to using this nursing bottle, and each one is numbered. Can you please tell me where to find more information on the value of these bottles. Thank you very much for your time and consideration. Brigette Krueger Maquoketa, Iowa

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From: Tonya Hamilton

Subject: wine bottle

Date: 10/29/2006 12:39:29 PM

I found the following question on your July 2005 questions, but did not find an answer to it. Do you post your answers somewhere else? The reason being, I have a lamp wine bottle, filled with wine. It also says Conte, Italy Vino Rosso Da Tavola red table wine. My Mother says it was purchased somewhere between 1977-1981. I can't find a date on the bottle or label. Do you have any info on this type of bottle and wine? Does it get better with age? Is it a colector's item? Is it worth anything? I love this piece and would like some information on it if possible.. Thank you, Tonya This is the question from your July 2005 posting :    

From: Jane Akins       

Subject: street lamp wine bottle    

Date: 07/30/2005    5:22:34 PM

   Digger, I saw a question on something similar to the bottle I have and haven't found any information on. I have a wine decanter about 4 ½ feet tall, a street lamp     replica, in green. It says "old bridge" on the box (original), vino rosso da tavola, conte, Italy and produced by Florentine glass-masters. It is a beautiful piece, but I    can't find any information on it at all. There is no date on bottle or box. If you have any information or know where I can search, please let me know. . Thanks, Pam

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From: DICK FERRIGAN rferrigan7carolina.

Subject: 1/4 gal ug

Date: 10/29/2006 2:18:26 PM

I purchased this jug from a fellow in Pa. I think it's a whiskey, and the pics show the debossing. I cannot make out the writing on the crest, though. do you have any idea of who made this? thanks, dick ferrigan

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From: Allen Bowers

Subject: old smugglers whiskey bottle

Date: 10/29/2006 10:06:07 PM

Dear Sir, I have attached of photo of a bottle of whiskey which I inherited. I was after some history on it and value. It was won as a trophy, it has "not for resale" on it, it is 13.5 pints volume. It is totally intact and hasn't been opened. Look forward to some news on it. Kind Regards Allen Bowers

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From: Cat Russ

Subject: bottle blunder

Date: 10/29/2006 10:27:23 PM

Hello. I am not a bottle collector of any sorts, but I have recently came upon a most beautiful specimen that I cannot seem to find on any website. I would like to know how old it is and by whom it was produced. I would greatly appreciate your help. Thank you, A new Enthusiast ~ Cat

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From:Van Gorder

Subject: girl on a bicycle flask (honey amber)

Date: 10/30/2006 12:33:07 AM

Hi Digger, What do you think a girl on a bicycle flask in light golden amber would fetch these days? I found an old auction listing of $1,200 from over ten years ago. I also saw (more recently) a dark amber one get to $2,500 on Ebay before the seller cut the auction for some reason. What would your estimate be? Thanks,  John Van Gorder

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From: leon Foster lfoster7bendne

Subject: mexican mustang liniment

Date: 10/30/2006 12:40:24 AM

I recently found a Mexican Mustang Liniment bottle at an old mining site near Sumpter, OR. It is stamped the Lyons Co. I was wondering what was the earliest and latest dates these bottles were manufactured and how I can find out its approximate age. Thanks, Sharon

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From: gaillein2

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 10/30/2006 3:34:56 AM

I have a bottle of Kickapoo Whiskey 86 proof that has not been opened is there any value to this bottle? It also has a liqueur tax stamp on it . Thanks, Gail

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From: WOLFDOGFIGHTER2

Subject: I have a whistle bottle

Date: 10/30/2006 11:01:08 AM

ive been looking every were to find info on this bottle is it worth anything what product was in it I saw you had one on your sight and I was just curious about it.

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From: kimba40

Subject: Dr. Miles bottle

Date: 10/30/2006 4:38:54 PM

Hello, I recently found this bottle and tried to find info. about it. I have found a lot of the green tinted flater bottles, but not this one. It says: "DR. MILES Effernescent NERVINE TABLETS" on the top. Round clear glass. Thanks for any information about this. Kim Rapisarda

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From: janludeke

Subject:

Date: 10/30/2006 7:39:06 PM

Hi. Wonder if you can help me with any information on this bottle a friend gave me about 20 years ago. He said he got it in Italy while overseas due to the war. It's 10" tall and about 6" wide. The label says: ITALIAN CHERRY WINE. PRODUCED AND BOTTLED IN ITALY BY LUXARDO - PADOVA - 5/8 QUART - ALCOHOL BY VOLUME 17.5%. The clock says: "Kaiser" on the face and "Ardo" on the back. I'd love to find out is has some value, but don't know whom to ask. By the way, it's full of wine and still sealed. Thanks for any information you can provide.

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From: Ironmuleskinner1

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 10/31/2006 7:23:54 AM

I have a cobalt blue bottle that reads on the top 1840 on side other side E. C. BOOZ'S Old Cabin Whiskey, 120 WALNUT ST PHILADELPHIA , I know nothing about bottles any help would be grateful Best Regards Hank

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From: Stella Thelen

Subject: Yacht Club Salad Dressing bottle

Date: 10/31/2006 5:57:31 PM

Planting a tree on Saturday, we found a "Yacht Club Salad Dressing" bottle. In great shape, though discolored. It has a "C" on the bottom, and the numbers 572 embossed on the bottom of the front of the bottle. It's a flattened bottle, 5 and a half inches high. Any info??? Stella Thelen Saginaw, MI Planting a tree on Saturday, we found a "Yacht Club Salad Dressing" bottle. ; In great shape, though discolored. ; It has a "C" on the bottom, and the numbers 572 embossed on the bottom of the front of the bottle. ; It's a flattened bottle, 5 and a half inches high. ; Any info??? ; Stella Thelen Saginaw, MI

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From: Larsen Floorcovering

Subject: I W Harper Rye Whiskey

Date: 10/31/2006 11:12:42 PM

Hi Digger, I surfed across your site. My question is we found a bottle when we were insulating an old attic. It is I W Harper Rye. It is a cork style bottle and embossed on the back is full 1/2 pint and the label is perfect. I can forward a picture if it would help. Any info you have would be appreciated. Thanks T Larsen

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From: Mark J Caputo

Subject: One Quart Guckenheimer 86 proof Bar Whiskey Filled circa 1960

Date: 10/31/2006 10:26:28 PM

I happen to own a Sealed Qt. bottle of Guckenheimer 86 proof Bar Whiskey. Think a collector might be interested? Still sealed, full, and label in very good condition. Has Established 1857 "Over one hundred years old" American Distillery Co. (Inc) Pekin, Illinois Sausalito, California. 30% Straight Whiskeys, 70% grain neutral spirits. If you know of anyone interested, I could send pictures. Thank You, Mark J. Caputo

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