September 2006 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2006

Date: 09/01/2006 1:01:14 AM,

From: Yvonne Leighton

Subject: Bottle

Date: 09/01/2006 1:01:14 AM

Hi Digger, I have a 160fl oz (1 gallon) bottle of Dewar's Fine Old White Label Scotch Whiskey which I've had since 1969. It's in a brass? cradle and came with a water jug and pourer for the bottle. The label is a bit torn so I'm not sure of it's year but I'm guessing around 1969. Many thanks for your time. I hope you can help. Cheers, Yvonne


From: Haganaw

Subject: hoppe & strub

Date: 09/01/2006 5:05:55 AM

I found a old bottle in my back yard,blob top,6in. high,light green embossed with hoppe&strub bottling co. toledo,o,i am looking for any information on the company and possible date of bottle     yours Robert Pacelli


From: Jody Musgrave tuff6

Subject: bottle question

Date: 09/01/2006 11:32:16 AM

This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Hello Digger, Question for you on this bottle. Sorry best picture I could get. I dug this old bottle up. Words on it are: PORTSMOUTH, C MUMBY & CO AND COSPORT, on one side of bottle and on the other side: soda water makers, then it has the "trade mark" and to her majesty the queen. I have no information on it at all and I am wondering how old it is, where it came from and of course if it maybe worth any money. Would appreciate your help on this if you can. Thanks!! Jody Musgrave


From: Debra

Subject: bottles

Date: 09/01/2006 1:05:42 PM

Can you give me any info on these 2 bottles? The first one a clear bottle, 4 sided, with a screw on top, a tiny hole to pour out of. It is almost 7 inches tall. It says KREML on two sides , and on the bottom of one side it says R.B. SEMIER NEW CANAAN CONN. USA. Can you put a date and contents with this? The other is a very transparent green, has a circle with this inside, D.D. MITCHELL LINEVILLE, ALA. Can you help? This bottle is shaped like an old coke bottle, and is 7 3/4 inches tall.


From: Mark lark0dvertisne

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 09/01/2006 1:21:35 PM

Hi, very good of you to field some general questions from strangers. I have an amber whiskey bottle and I haven't found any info on the net for it. It is embossed, raised letters with the words; JESSE MOORE-HUNT CO. SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. arranged in a circle with an inner circle of antlers and inside that, the words TRADE MARK. Below all that is an ampersand (&) and below that, the words LOUISVILLE, KY. It is 11 1/2" tall and from a two piece mold, seams stopping where the top begins. The top looks something like a combination sloping collar and pinch poured lip, using the examples I saw on the website. The base is slightly indented and very very smooth. Anything you can tell me about it? Is that enough information? Thanks Mark Lewis Warsaw MO lark0dvertisne


From: Jerry and Janet

Subject: Questions

Date: 09/01/2006 3:35:26 PM

Digger I have two questions concerning older bottles. 1. When did manufactures start to mold the non-skid (the dash pattern) around the outer rim on the bottoms of bottles? 2. Around what date did manufactures start to print "Federal Law Forbidss Sale or Reuse ..." on bottles of alcohol? I have researched for answers to these questions with no results, hopefully you can help. Thank you for you time and effort.         Jerry Hanrahan         Bainbridge Island, WA


From: Thomas tom.gibbon


Date: 09/01/2006 4:48:40 PM

We have a W C Fields Decanter do you know the value of it? Thank You Tom Gibbon


From: Joan Gay caljo1

Subject: Emry Davis Ink Stand

Date: 09/01/2006 5:27:52 PM

Hi Digger - I recently purchased an Emry Davis Automatic Ink Stand. It has a pressed glass container with a plastic/Bakelite (I don't know how to tell what) lid. The lid has a cone shaped protuberance above the base of the lid which screws on to the glass base. Lid also has Emry Davis above Philadelphia PA. Pat. March 19, 89 above some scroll work. The inside of the lid has a tube shape, going down into the glass container with a small hole in the end and attaches to the cone protuberance on top of the lid which has a small hole in the bottom of the cone. Whew. My questions are: how was the ink put into the container (this may be obvious), how did it get up the tube to the cone on top and what kind of pen would have been used with this? Do you know of any good books on antique desk/writing items? I seem to be leaning that way as I am into glue pots, envelope wetting containers and staplers. Thank you big time for any info you can give me. Joan


From: ben taïb lahcen 

Subject: for information

Date: 09/01/2006 5:49:42 PM


From: lahcen To: Digger

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From: Breezy7

Subject: Carson City Brewery

Date: 09/02/2006 1:16:59 PM

Hello again Digger, It's been several years since I wrote to you inquiring about a soda bottle I have. It was packed away and I finally retrieved it from my belongings. It is a clear 9" soda bottle from the "Carson Brewing Co." Embossed "Tahoe" "Famous as the Lake" "Carson City Nevada" I am enclosing a photo, but it's hard to see . I did talk to the Curator at the museum there and he was knowledgeable of the brewery but not the bottle.


From: Cindy Hickerson

Subject: Wine bottles

Date: 09/02/2006 1:57:40 PM

Hey Digger. Nice web site. I have 4 long neck green wine bottles that have never been opened. 2 are one gallon bottles and the other 2 are 1 quart bottles. All 4 still have red wine inside, although, some has evaporated over time. All 4 bottles are wrapped at the bottom in bamboo or wicker type material. This also goes up the neck of each bottle to top. All have labels with the below information. Barsottinni & Fedeli Vino Rosso Red Wine Produced in Italy Bottled by Casa Vinicola Boccaccio 12% alcohol. I have begun researching to find any info on whether these bottles are worth anything and I happen to come across your web I though I'd ask you. Do you know if they are worth anything? Do you know how I could find out more info? Thanks Cindy


From: Diane L. Davis bottle

Subject: Keno bottle

Date: 09/02/2006 2:10:05 PM

Hi, I'm hoping you can help me find what the contents of my old bottle might have been. I'm attaching 2 photos, but I'll describe it as well. It is 11 and a half inches high, clear, embossed with large vertical letters with the word "Keno" (on two sides) and many small circles with various numbers embossed inside of them. (I do not know the game, but I assume these are related to Keno) The mold seams go up over the lip, and the mouth appears to have accepted a cork. It is not threaded. The base markings are the Owens diamond with a "zero" on the right and a "9" on the left of the diamond/oval mark. The words "Royal Products Inc. " follow the curve above the Owens mark and "New Orleans, LA." follow the bottom curve. Just under the Owens mark is printed "Contents 24 FL. OZ." There are a few air bubbles around the base and also what appears to be "G 6079" also embossed, but very small. It is in, I think, near perfect condition. My husband found it in a gully here in Fairhope, AL., that empties into Mobile Bay. (we've stumbled across many interesting bottles walking this gully!) He loves this bottle, and we'd love to find the who, what, where and why of it! Thank you in advance for any information you might offer, Diane Davis


From: shawnuphoff

Subject: Hand Painted Spanish liquor bottle

Date: 09/02/2006 3:45:39 PM

Hi Digger, I have a very old hand painted matador liquor bottle that has the markings on the bottom: Designed in Spain by Dalmauhermanos Tarragona Bottle Made in Spain. He is really cool but empty. He looks VERY vintage. Do you think he is worth anything? Please let me know....... Shawn


From: AmphoraSue

Subject: Dear Digger could you please help me here.

Date: 09/02/2006 6:15:21 PM

 I found this 3 bottles that I don't know nothing about and i'm kinda intrigued, The first one is a green bottle crudly made with applied lip there is two mold seems on the lip that are separate from the bottle's mold seems and are on opposite ends from the bottle's mold seems,they go all the way around and end at the lip.This one measures about 8 1/2 inches tall. The second one is also very uneven in it's make it has FA -NAL EMBOSSED ON THE BOTTOM. The mold seem runs up to the top of the lip,this bottle also looks like it was crudly made in aqua glass. This one measures about 11 1/2 inches tall. The third one is a purple bottle that I thought it was a reproduction, the mold seem runs to almost the top of the lip and the color in the glass is very uneven on the bottom there is a number 5 and opposite at that in the other corner looks like a tiny dime size pontil, the pontil is very smooth though I don't know if it was sanded or just a copy of the pontil. The purple one measures about 8 and 6/8 inches tall . Thank you in advance for any help you could give me.         Susan.


From: J.B.

Subject: HELP! I need assistance identifying a bottle!

Date: 09/03/2006 12:15:48 AM

Hi, I found a bottle in the corner of a garage sale, about to get thrown away. It's a bottle that is wrapped in copper/metal(?) mesh around the body of the vase with a handle and neck wrapped in the metal. The bottom of the bottle says 37 and the neck has a raised mark saying 3 on one side, and C on the other. I don't know what this is, what it held, what kind of bottle, or if its worth anything. It says Made in France. I'm attaching pictures. I hope that's okay, but I want to save this bottle! Thanks, JB


From: dawn kennedy

Subject: moroline bottle

Date: 09/03/2006 9:06:18 AM

Hi Digger I found an old Moroline bottle here in Pflugerville Texas--it is an 8 sided clear glass bottle with Moroline written on each of the 8 sides--I understand it was for petrolium jelly--any idea how old it might be?-- Thank you-- Dawn Kennedy


From: Tammy Flowers

Subject: question

Date: 09/03/2006 9:14:00 AM

Hi, I do Archeaology in Lancaster / Columbia Pa. Recently I found a colbolt blue pontal Harrison Columbian Ink the lip is 1/3 off just wondering if this is still worth anything to anyone. Please let me know as soon as you can. Thank you Jeff privypitt Tammy Flowers nanygirl EarthLink Revolves Around You.


From: Nancy Clark

Subject: perfume bottle

Date: 09/03/2006 2:56:27 PM

To Digger: I have had a perfume bottle I found for almost 40 years. It is a bottle with a stopper. It has a label on it that says: Quadruple Floral perfume, The Lightner Seely Co. Detroit On the neck it says White Rose. The label is green and brown. Can you tell me how to find anything out about this bottle. Thanks, Nancy


From: Andrew Schneider

Subject: can you help me sell my old soda bottles from the 60's and 70's

Date: 09/03/2006 3:51:45 PM

Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="0-1266764938-1157316705=:25925" --0-1266764938-1157316705=:25925Hi there, I came across some empty soda bottles in the street from the 60's and 70's I know they are worth something can you give me a lead, or at least some contacts. I would hate to through Americana away. Thanks, Andrew ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Bob McLaughlin

Subject: Five Gallon Hollywood Mineral Water bottle?

Date: 09/03/2006 4:05:28 PM

Digger,  Hopefully you could tell us who the bottle manufacturer of this bottle is. I have enclosed some photos, however, on the bottom is a four leaf clocer with the embossing initials of BCMC inside. From the lip of the bottle, it appears to be made somewhere around the 1920's and probably in Southern California, where it came from. Thank you for your time. (see attached photos)   Bob McLaughlin 


From: Jacqueline Gasbarro

Subject: Bourne 31 Denby Bottle

Date: 09/03/2006 6:00:05 PM

Dear Digger, This Bourne Denby bottle is 9 1/2" tall and 2 1/2" wide. It is dark brown, has a dull, sandy surface with a light glaze. The bottom of the bottle has no glaze. It has a red dog and a flower hand painted on the front. It is in perfect condition. Could it be 1831 instead of 1931? Is it a ginger beer bottle? Is the red dog original to the bottle? The manufacturers mark is Bourne 31 Denby. I have researched myself and never found another bottle like this. Is it rare? Valuable? Thanks for your help. Jackie


From: lb pate

Subject: bottle???

Date: 09/03/2006 7:42:07 PM

Hi I have recently received 3 of The Original 3 cent a drink bottles. On the bottom of one of them it says Statesboro, GA. Any information available about this bottle? Are you familiar with this one? Thanks Mrs Pate Brunswick, Ga ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I wanted to post a bottle I found today in this ( Old) dump to see if any one knew what it was, and I cant get on the( privydiggerspit ) any way Its a cool lookin bottle reminds me of a pepper sauce cuz of the long neck and top, its cool as shit really raised up flowers and stems around the whole bottle cant find a seem on it its whittled in the neck it says L.Rose & co on the front, thats it, know any thing about it? found some nice cobalt %$& to perfumes and chemical, blobs, and a absolutely pure Dr jones savgvin A blood and nerve Remedy, this dump is produce in ! lots of embossed stuff we are goin back tomarow! we dug like dawgs to day 9 hours my back is spent... here’s some pix later man chemical & perfume co must do wonders for the skin lol Dr jones you ever herd of this blood and nerve remedy? Attachment N1: A%20Ebay%20032.jpg Attachment N2: A%20Ebay%20034.jpg Attachment N3: A%20Ebay%20038.jpg Attachment N4: A%20Ebay%20040.jpg


From: carkelly

Subject: Bottle ID

Date: 09/04/2006 2:08:22 AM

Hi, I have been trying to identify a bottle I found for a couple of months now and I can't get an answer. I hope you can help. It is a clear 8" tall oval bottle and a sailboat is etched on both sides near the top. There is blue residue as if perhaps it was a blueing bottle. On the bottom at one end is etched a 5, and at the other end an M inside a bottle shape (shaped like an ink bottle). There is an off center ring on the bottom and two seems go all the way to the top of the bottle. I woul appreciate any help you could offer. LYNN


From: stephen ugana africa_

Subject: Minibootles on sale.

Date: 09/04/2006 4:47:11 AM

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From: Our Email

Subject: 1/2 Pint Hiram Walker and Sons LTD Bottle

Date: 09/04/2006 10:06:42 AM

I have a 1/2 pint Hiram Walker and Sons LTD Bottle made in WalkerVille Canada, bought and made in the USA. It is worth any money? I can send you a picture if you think it is worth the effort. Sincerely, MBPage


From: George Bagauri


Date: 09/04/2006 1:12:53 PM


i have a bottle of cognak which is 143 years old. It's called Camus Napoleon Cognac. La Grande Marque Cognak. i'd like to sell it but I don't know the price.Could you please help me with that. the bottle is in a perfect condition and as I guess is one of the first releases of that brand.I am looking forward to hear from you at least any information.Thanks a lot. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Rod Dornian

Subject: Old Bottle

Date: 09/04/2006 1:41:04 PM

Hi , I found an old bottle, discription is 5 3/8 " tall, 1 5/16 " deep, 2 3/8 " wide, metal screw top, has the insignia A.S. Hinds near the upper face, with the logo under the printing, then says Portland Maine U.S.A. under the insignia. The bottle and screw cap is in good shape, I am wondering what was in it, and how old it might be, and of course if it may be worth anything. I found this bottle outside of Winnipeg Canada. Thanks for your help, Rod


From: Karl Huska

Subject: A real ODD BALL CUP or mini pitcher - A party stumper

Date: 01/01/1997 5:14:18 AM

HI, I found a white glazed cup(from a dump dated pre-1935, no markings) measuring 3.5 inches high and 3 inches in diameter. It has a hollow handle and 1.5 inch wide spout. A side profile of it looks like a pitcher. The top of the cup is sealed ¾ inch down the cup except for a hole where the upper part of the handle is connected. The handle is hollow and where it is attached to the bottom of the cup a hole connects it with the inside of the cup. When I pour water into the upper part it drains into the bottom part of the cup through the handle. I am not a collector and have not seen this before. Its hand made as I can faintly see potters rings. Do you know what it was for and what it was called. Regards, Karl --


From: GotGreg

Subject: hollywood mineral water 5 gal. glass

Date: 09/04/2006 4:13:46 PM



From: Pat Chambless

Subject: train bottles

Date: 09/04/2006 8:44:19 PM

Hi, I bought my husband the set of McCormick train whiskey bottles a long time ago, I also wonder about them, are they worth anything? I just found your site and I notice you answer some questions and not others. Why is this. Thanks for whatever you tell me. Pat Chambless pchambless7cvok2b



Subject: value of bottles

Date: 09/05/2006 9:10:53 AM

digger I have liquor bottles a set of 6 that are from 1870 still have the tops with the pouring spouts on them. any idea how much they may be worth, no chips, cracks at all. thank you diana Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 digger I have liquor bottles a set of 6 that are from 1870 still have the tops with the pouring spouts on them. ; any idea how much they may be worth, no chips, cracks at all. ; thank you diana


From: Terry.Filloon7cexpbottle

Subject: four roses

Date: 09/05/2006 11:44:27 AM

I have a brown four roses flask with the metal shot glass/cap. The cork is intact and has either shaking or clasped hands on it . It is from the Frankfort distillery looks like this flask is from the Maryland plant. It is embossed with roses all over it. The label is brass and is inlayed to be flush. The back has the numbers 011 56 5 no other numbers or lettering appear on the back side. The bottom states pat pending. Can you tell me anything about this flask and perhaps an approximate value? The glass is in excellent condition, no signs of wear or scratches, the cap/shot glass does show were around the edges it is dented on the top, but still screws on smoothly.. Terry


From: Marchellar3

Subject: try me beverage

Date: 09/05/2006 9:17:08 AM

mr digger I dug up a bottle in savanah about 6yrs ago its made by try me beverage its glass and its very detailed on the bottom it says it was made in 1924 which means its a little over 82yrs old so if u can write me back and give me farther information about it.


From: Marchellar3

Subject: Try-me beverage

Date: 09/05/2006 10:58:04 AM

Dear Digger, hi my name is Antwon Reeves I have a Try-me beverage trade mark reg. bottle, I dug it up in savannah about 6yrs ago I was wondering on how much it would run as an antique bottle.)


Mr Digger, Yes this is Antwon Reeves again I wonted to give you more information about the bottle I found a picture of it on your Antique bottle site but it is a Try-me Beverage Trade Mark Reg. The bottle holds 10fl oz on the bottom it says SAVANNAH PATENTED APRIL 24-1924 GA.the bottle is I great shape. Thinks once again,         AnTwon Reeves


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

Subject: Real or repro, plus some killer Mariani bottles

Date: 09/05/2006 3:32:59 PM

I can't figure this one out. The bottom says "T.C.W. CO.", "U.S.A.", and "9". I ran this by the people at Wheaton and they confirmed that all the repro's have a "W" in a circle, and that if it's clear glass it probably wasn't a repro they made. Wheaton had these bottom markings from 1901 to 1946. The label claims a cure which makes it pre-1906. It's obviously machine made, with a circle in the bottom with two seams that run bottom to lip and into the lip. So we have a machine bottle that's before 1906. However, note that the price is only 25 cents, which seems cheap for a bottle of patent medicine from the turn of the 20th century. I can't find anything on Parmenter's. Any advice appreciated. Also, here are two unusual Mariani bottles. One is the standard size but with label, and the other seems to be a miniature (sample?) size, with all the usual Mariani markings. Mike


From: judyrshoemaker

Subject: Emailing: P1010003

Date: 09/05/2006 3:35:22 PM

Any value?

From: judyrshoemaker

Subject: Emailing: P1010004

Date: 09/05/2006 3:35:22 PM

These are all seamless bottles. The tall blue one was made in Italy and I do not know if it is a vase or a bottle that once contained alcohol. Are any of these worth anything? Thank you.

From: judyrshoemaker

Subject: Emailing: P1010005

Date: 09/05/2006 3:35:22 PM

As you can tell this is a 5 gallon water bottle. Printed on it is Majestic Spring Water from the hills of Hollywood. Any value? Thank you.

From: judyrshoemaker

Subject: Emailing: P1010006

Date: 09/05/2006 3:35:22 PM

You said to get in touch so here I am again. Hope you are doing well. Need your help on a few pics I am sending. Can not find the info I need. Just need to know if these decanters are worth anything. Thank you. Judy


From: John19owens

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 09/05/2006 12:35:30 PM

how much is a vintage bottle worth please/j.owens


From: James Betz jjcbetz


Date: 09/05/2006 7:36:50 PM

My Father ran across some old bottles when cleaning out my grandmothers attic and he ran across one that says YY.B.Caldwell's Monticello Ill. and pepcin under that the bottles are also cork bottles and not the screw cap could you tell me if they are worth anything please thank you. James Betz jjcbetz EarthLink Revolves Around You.


From: Susan Scancelin

Subject: old flowered bottles

Date: 09/05/2006 6:35:00 PM

Hi Digger, I have found two bottles with the same features.the bottoms read J.M.Da Fonseca Portugal.One is 11 inches tall kind of oval shape ,the neck is 1"-1/2" wide.THe small one is 51/2" tall 1'' neck same shape.They are clear glass with a whitish frost and peachy flowers and green leaves.the corks saythe same name as the bottle. very good condition they also have numbers on the bottoms.I would greatly appreciate any info. you could give me thanks you seem so good and patient Susan


From: Jim Landon

Subject: Old Grand-Dad

Date: 09/05/2006 6:57:36 PM

Hello, First, I know nothing about bottles. Cleaning out my dad's attic--- this bottle is only about 30 years old--- Old Grand-Dad Whiskey bottle. One Gallon, 100 proof in wooden cradle for pouring. Appears in very good condition. Any value? Thanks for any info. Jim


From: Joehaug2

Subject: bottle find

Date: 09/05/2006 3:22:14 PM

Hello, We moved into a 150 yr old home in SC and we are having my boys room insulated. During the process of pulling off boards my nine yr old and I stumbled across an old bottle. Looks to be a 20 oz bottle with a palm tree emblem and the words SOUTH CAROLINA DISPENSARY on the back, a label on the front that reads South Carolina State Dispensary guara genuine NORTH CAROLINA MADE Double Sta CORN WHISKEY X X Garanteed us standard proof and chemically pure Can you tell me anything about what we have found? Thank you, The Hamilton's


From: BURLI993 burli93

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 09/05/2006 4:51:06 PM

Hi, I have a couple of questions: 1) Can I purchase a copy of your 2005 or 2006 Pontil Medicine Encyclopedia, whichever is current 2) How come there are no prices in the books or indication of rarity? Thank you, Jim


From: Lynn Robert gazuu

Subject: Re: vintage 7 UP bottle with a straw in it.

Date: 09/05/2006 9:30:54 PM

Please contact Cadbury-Schweppes with your inquiry. Thank you. Regards, PBG Press Center _____

From: Lynn Robert

Subject: Re: Vintage 7 UP Bottle Hello there, I have no idea if I'm talking to the right person (sorry if this is the wrong person). I have a green vintage bottle of 7 UP with the straw still inside (never tampered with). I guess my question is; what would the value of the 7 UP bottle be today (if you might know)? I hate to repeat myself, but I've been offered a large amount of money and would like to know what the estimated value would be (ball park figure of course). I'll send you a pick if you need, or if you know who I can speak to about this. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time and effort. Lynn Robert


From: Jonesblue96

Subject: torpedo bottle?

Date: 09/05/2006 8:39:44 PM

I have an 7 inch clear bottle that lies flat, on its side. It has a large opening that curves up. It has a smaller opening at base. Says it holds 7 oz. Writing on it says 'The Best," pat.Sep.1.91, The Gotham Co.NY.Any in formation? Thanks Peggy


From: Clinesumm

Subject: medicine bottle?

Date: 09/06/2006 5:22:27 AM

I have a bottle that has the cc marks on the side , it is a very faint rose color, and the bottom of the bottom has a quarter moon with a star above it. could you tell me anything about this bottle? Thanks


From: JLopez2377

Subject: Marvelous Mexican Medicine

Date: 09/06/2006 7:32:38 AM

Hi Digger, I posted this bottle 10/22/05 for information. Haven't had any feedback that I am aware of? I have photos now. I can send one for each embossed side with the 2 cities if need be. If anyone has information or has seen another copy of this. Please use my email address to send word. I appreciate all replies of interest to this particular bottle. I dug this one in the 80's and have seen no other. A tree root blew the side out, and it has a chip on the inside lip. No mark on the base. Can you tell me if this bottle is known by any other examples? If not, will even a damaged bottle be of considerable value if it is the only one known to exist? -James "Marvelous Mexican Medicine" Austin, Tx St Louis, Mo


From: jeansaint

Subject: old bottle ID?

Date: 09/06/2006 1:38:55 PM

Not sure how old this bottle is, it was found on a beach in Charleston, SC. I attached some photos to help with the ID. I found your website and thought maybe you could give me some info on it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks jeansaint

From: jeansaint

Subject: Old bottle ID?

Date: 09/07/2006 6:11:18 PM

Sorry if you already got this but I was having email issues. I found this buried in the sand at Folly beach in Charleston, SC and would like any info you might be able to give me on it. The seam ends at the lip and the bottom has the rough edge of glass and the circular imprint (pontil?). It is clear and very wavy and iridescent in color and design. It is very lightweight and has a lot of air bubbles and lines in the glass. It is 5 inches in height, round shaped and the lip is approx. 1.5 inches in diameter. There are no marks or writing of any kind on the bottle. Attached are some photos. Any info is appreciated. Thanks


From: Paul Doucette


Date: 09/06/2006 2:56:55 PM

Dear Digger: Your 2000 Question and Answer page on the web has the following: Salutations from Boston! Please bear with me...I'm new at this and unfamiliar with the bottle world of terminology. I have in my possession a clear glass bottle which stands 4 1/4 inches tall, holds 2oz. of liquid, and bears the name "BURNETT" embossed on one side and "BOSTON" on the other. The bottle has a rectangular base and the front and back sides are blank. I believe the lip of the bottle falls in the single collar category (a 1/4" lip atop a narrower 3/4" neck. It feels like there are seams that run from the corner of the base up to the neck and then fade away (only on two of the four corners). The bottle appears to be very old and possibly hand blown? (since the base is thicker on one side and curves/slopes downward towards the other side). My husband dug up this bottle while working on a construction site in the South End of Boston 15+ years ago. It has no cracks, a very tiny chip on the edge of the lip that doesn't interfere with the collar, and a spotty (soap-residue-from-the-dishwasher) appearance to the inside that I haven't attempted to clean. Was it possibly a toilet water bottle? Or was it a medicine bottle? It appears to be too small for a liquor bottle. Is it from the 1800s? Like I said: I'm new at this. Any help or leads would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! DONNA from BOSTON Donna, You did an excellent job of describing your bottle. Joseph Burnett was born in 1819 and died in 1894. He began business clerking in a drug business. About 1837 he set up his own business which he eventually built into Joseph Burnett & Co. of Boston. His best selling and best known product was Burnett's Cocoaine a compound of Cocao-nut Oil for dressing the hair. He also produced Burnett's Coltsfoot Rock for coughs and colds, Burnett's Kalliston in the 1850s. The business continued after his death. In 1905, they were selling Burnett's Almond Meal, Burnett's Cocoaine, Burnett's Eau de Quinine Hair Tonic, Burnett's Florimel Water, Burnett's Lavender Salts, Burnett's Water, Burnett's Oriental Tooth Wash, Burnett's Rose Water and Glycerine and probably others. I suspect from the shape (I have dug several of the bottles you have described) that the bottle was his Oriental Tooth Wash. The shape is characteristic of a toothwash bottle. Digger I am currently accumulating information for a history of the Joseph Burnett Company. I have seen ads for many of his products, but have never seen or heard (until your answer) of Burnett's Coltsfoot Rock for coughs and colds, Burnett's Almond Meal, Burnett's Eau de Quinine Hair Tonic, Burnett's Water (other than Rose or Lavender) and Glycerine. Have you found this information from ads or bottles, or how? I would appreciate your contacting me at the above email address to verify their existence. By the way, Cocoaine was Burnett's best selling "medical" product, but their best selling and most famous product by far was their Vanilla Extract which Joseph Burnett formulated in 1847. Thank you for any help you can provide. Sincerely, Paul A. Doucette. Southborough (Mass) Historical Society Historical Research


From: Charlie Brehony

Subject: galway bottles ireland

Date: 09/06/2006 3:29:57 PM

hallo over the last 5 years or so I have been collecting old bottles on my regular diving outings to any and many of the water filled areas around the galway area and further afield and lately have stared to try to find out more about what I have found but to date only names of old companys long since closed.As I would'nt have much spare time to research these mattters have trawled the net and have come across your website,could you point me in any direction as to finding out more about these bottles I have come across,yours faithfully Charlie Brehony.


From: sossman7tampa

Subject: books on miniature whiskey bottles

Date: 09/06/2006 5:21:47 PM

Hello, My son-in-law has an extensive collection of miniature liquor bottles. He does not have much information on the bottles and some of them seem very old. Can you recommend book(s) that we could get for him to help him catalog and price his collection? Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. Sincerely, Sally Ossman Wesley Chapel, FL



Subject: Hey how have you been? got a bottle question for ya...........

Date: 09/06/2006 2:19:44 PM

I found a med cure ...11 1/4 oz Absolutely pure Dr Jones Sangvin A Blood and nerve Remedy 9 1/2 imches tall. I cant find it it any books, mike pollacks ,kovles none of them, im pretty sure its a common but I just wanted to know a little a bout it. if you can help thanks Rick


From: jason von jleighvonroehl

Subject: Chesebrough, manfc. co. cd, New-York. bottle

Date: 09/06/2006 9:10:08 PM

Hi there mate just wondering about this bottle I have found on a beach in Cairns in Australia it is marked Chesebrough, manfc. co. cd, New -York. You seem to be the person to know about these things so if you can get back to me with some info that would be great


From: Janet & Craig j.

Subject: Question about selling my collection of bottles

Date: 09/07/2006 8:15:03 AM

Hello I am hoping you will help me here. I have appx. 500 vintage to antique bottles that I want to sell. What is the best way to sell these. As the whole collection, or in lots of the color of the bottles, or seperate them into catagories like perfume / beer / medicine / soft drinks / wine / etc, ? I guess what I mean is, do collectors buy by color or shape or size or age or theme etc. Thanking you in advance. Janet


From: Debbie Van Hooser

Subject: Straus Bros Liquors old Jug

Date: 09/07/2006 3:52:30 PM

I have an old 5 gallon whiskey jug made of crock with the Straus Bros Liquor Co. Logo info on the side. Do you have any info on this company, when they were in business etc.... I can't find anything searching the internet. I would like to sell it but don't know how to value it. Thanks in advance for your time, Debbie


From: Joe Savarese jejoe311

Subject: 1914 whisky

Date: 09/07/2006 4:11:50 PM

I have a bottle of whiskey that is still corked and sealed from 1914. It is labeled W.A.Gaines & Co. "for medicinal purpose only" It is 1/5. Do you know if this is worth anything or should we just pop the cork and toast one. If you can be of any help I would appreciate it. Thanks,


From: Susan Cancellino

Subject: Fwd: old flowered bottles

Date: 09/07/2006 4:13:56 PM

From: "Susan" To: Cc:

Subject: old flowered bottles

Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 19:35:00 - Hi Digger, I have found two bottles with the same features.the bottoms = read J.M.Da Fonseca Portugal.One is 11 inches tall kind of oval shape = ,the neck is 1"-1/2" wide.THe small one is 51/2" tall 1'' neck same = shape.They are clear glass with a whitish frost and peachy flowers and = green leaves.the corks saythe same name as the bottle. very good = condition they also have numbers on the bottoms.I would greatly = appreciate any info. you could give me thanks you seem so good and = patient Susan


From: Steve

Subject: whiskey

Date: 09/07/2006 5:00:17 PM

i have 3 whiskey bottles that are still full not opened with the seal intacy are they worth anything? 1970 schenley o.f.c. canadian  1963 hudsons bay canadian  old thompsons can not make out the date, al are 4/5 quart,, thanks steve


From: Ralanhamcommish

Subject: 1919 bottle of Mt. Vernon Rye Whiskey

Date: 09/07/2006 3:54:15 PM

I have this bottle, given to me many years ago by an Uncle, now dead. I have kept it on its side for over 25 years. Do you know of any one who might be interested in this bottle?) Thank you


From: robyn377localne

Subject: soda water bottle

Date: 09/07/2006 9:03:36 PM

 Dear digger: i have found a coca cola bottle made in glasgow, ky that has stars on the upper third of it and "soda water" and "property of coca cola bottling co." around the middle. On the bottom of the bottle it says "glasgow, ky". Is this and old bottle? It has a green cast to it. Can you tell me something about it? Thank you very much robyn johnson


From: lsmith607

Subject: bottles

Date: 09/07/2006 8:12:22 PM

Hi digger , here are some bottles I found in the woods . They are 21" tall . Trwoof them has writeing that says schennleyon the sides on bottom one has d9 below that it has 56 tringle sideways with circle looks like letter I in circle then 41 below that has m-32 s88 and a gruve below that # 6. The other schennley bottle on bottom letter d9 below 56 tringle sideways circle letter I below m-32 s88 both bottles has a cricle around all letters . The third bottle has federal law forbids sale or - use of this bottle . Below that says bottled at disilleryno 16 shivly kentucky. Bottom has d379 below that 65-41 one quart on large side of bottle has a thick line small lines on both sides bottle . Please tell me what you can about these bottles .    Thank you larry smith


From: Jerry and Janet

Subject: Fw: Questions

Date: 09/07/2006 9:14:27 PM

I am resending these questions in case you did not receive the original e-mail          Jerry Hanrahan    

“ ----- Original Message -----

From: Jerry and Janet Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 1:35 PM

Subject: Questions Digger I have two questions concerning older bottles. 1. When did manufactures start to mold the non-skid (dash pattern) around the outer rim on the bottoms of bottles? 2. Around what date did manufactures start to print "Federal Law Forbids Sale of ..." on bottles of alcohol? I have researched for answers to these questions with no results, hopefully you can help. Thank you for you time and effort.         Jerry Hanrahan         Bainbridge Island, WA


From: Paul Doucette padoucette


Date: 09/08/2006 12:51:01 pm

Hi digger, i figured you were a good buy answering people's questions and keeping and adding knowledge for us all. I too believe in sharing information. While doing research, it is so frustrating to not get an answer to inquiries or to have to search out stuff that has been squirreled away! I am sort of all 3 of types. I am a milk bottle collector (30 years), member of the southborough historical society (mass.) Where joseph burnett was born, and a researcher and volunteer for their historical archives. I have written a history of the joseph burnett company and the burnett family. We are in the works putting up all the burnett ads and bottles and products that we have or know about on our web site: If you visit our site, you can see what we have so far. We are close to putting up the burnett ads and items, but need permission to use copyrighted items. In some cases we can get around this by a link to a site which has pictures or info. It is availabel on the web and we are not saying it is ours. I am also working on putting up information about deerfoot farms company and all their bottles, jars, etc. I know you are aware of the fairly rare cohansey jars and bowling pin bottles (robt. Burnett, son of joseph, actually had a design patent on them), plus deerfoot used numerous other types. Perhaps we can share info as you seem to have some things we do not. One could research for 100 years and something new would still turn up! Please access our site mentioned above. I have a few more updates to the burnett company history and family history (we will eventually put in the entire family tree for the 1600's through the 1970's. The updates will include your items when documented, and a few other minor changes. What is up is a good and fairly concise history of the company. We will be placing or linking maps to show the locations of their operations (deerfoot farms too). Thanks for the quick reply and hope to hear from you soon, paul

“ ----- Original Message -----

From: Digger To: Paul Doucette Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 9:45 AM


Subject: Re: QUESTION CONCERNING BURNETT PRODUCTS I have a large number of WholeSale Drug catalogs and I do not remember which I might have accessed but I could check again. Tell me a bit more about your project. Are you a volunteer, or staff or just an interested reseacher. I have a number of materials I have collected about Burnett with hopes of doing an article for the web site or bottle magazine... Digger

“ ----- Original Message -----

From: Paul Doucette  Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 3:56 PM


Subject: QUESTION CONCERNING BURNETT PRODUCTS Dear Digger: Your 2000 Question and Answer page on the web has the following: Salutations from Boston! Please bear with me...I'm new at this and unfamiliar with the bottle world of terminology. I have in my possession a clear glass bottle which stands 4 1/4 inches tall, holds 2oz. of liquid, and bears the name "BURNETT" embossed on one side and "BOSTON" on the other. The bottle has a rectangular base and the front and back sides are blank. I believe the lip of the bottle falls in the single collar category (a 1/4" lip atop a narrower 3/4" neck. It feels like there are seams that run from the corner of the base up to the neck and then fade away (only on two of the four corners). The bottle appears to be very old and possibly hand blown? (since the base is thicker on one side and curves/slopes downward towards the other side). My husband dug up this bottle while working on a construction site in the South End of Boston 15+ years ago. It has no cracks, a very tiny chip on the edge of the lip that doesn't interfere with the collar, and a spotty (soap-residue-from-the-dishwasher) appearance to the inside that I haven't attempted to clean. Was it possibly a toilet water bottle? Or was it a medicine bottle? It appears to be too small for a liquor bottle. Is it from the 1800s? Like I said: I'm new at this. Any help or leads would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! DONNA from BOSTON Donna, You did an excellent job of describing your bottle. Joseph Burnett was born in 1819 and died in 1894. He began business clerking in a drug business. About 1837 he set up his own business which he eventually built into Joseph Burnett & Co. of Boston. His best selling and best known product was Burnett's Cocoaine a compound of Cocao-nut Oil for dressing the hair. He also produced Burnett's Coltsfoot Rock for coughs and colds, Burnett's Kalliston in the 1850s. The business continued after his death. In 1905, they were selling Burnett's Almond Meal, Burnett's Cocoaine, Burnett's Eau de Quinine Hair Tonic, Burnett's Florimel Water, Burnett's Lavender Salts, Burnett's Water, Burnett's Oriental Tooth Wash, Burnett's Rose Water and Glycerine and probably others. I suspect from the shape (I have dug several of the bottles you have described) that the bottle was his Oriental Tooth Wash. The shape is characteristic of a toothwash bottle. Digger I am currently accumulating information for a history of the Joseph Burnett Company. I have seen ads for many of his products, but have never seen or heard (until your answer) of Burnett's Coltsfoot Rock for coughs and colds, Burnett's Almond Meal, Burnett's Eau de Quinine Hair Tonic, Burnett's Water (other than Rose or Lavender) and Glycerine. Have you found this information from ads or bottles, or how?. By the way, Cocoaine was Burnett's best selling "medical" product, but their best selling and most famous product by far was their Vanilla Extract which Joseph Burnett formulated in 1847. Thank you for any help you can provide. Sincerely, Paul A. Doucette. Southborough (Mass) Historical Society Historical Research


From: Arleen Mays


Date: 09/08/2006 3:15:43 PM

 I have a bottle and it look's just like a slot machine.Has not been open. On the back of the bottle it say Beam 100 months old 1.75 liter (59.2fl.oz). 80 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.Bottled by James B Beam Distilling Co. Clermont-Beam,Kentucky.(Letter's done in black and gold) The other label say: BARNEY'S CASINO,South Shore- Lake Tahoe, Nevada "Home of the largest slot machine in the world with the largest non-progressive jackpot in the world". (label red ,blue, gold) Bottom has Creation of James B. Beam,distilling co., KY-DRB-230,genuine regal chine 1978,C. Miller, Regal China Co.,145 Liquor Bottle 3 letter's DHN right hand side of bottle Can you tell me any thing about this bottle? Arleen arleen60 Check the weather nationwide with MSN Search: Try it now!


From: Grant

Subject: Catto's Gold Label scotch whiskey

Date: 09/08/2006 8:05:53 PM

Hello there,I was having a clean up the other day & found a 1953 unopened bottle of Catto's Gold Label scotch whiskey,It is in a clay jug pourer with a clay plug to cork it when opened.on the side it has written: Souvenir Royal visit New Zealand 1953,Is this worth hanging on to,selling, or drink it.Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for your time,     Grant Pye


From: kwitte1

Subject: Nowland's Direct Applicator Bottle

Date: 09/08/2006 8:57:54 PM

Hello. My name is Josh Dennis. I am from South Mountain, PA and my friend and I found a small antique bottle at a bottle dump near our house that we have no information on. The bottle is 3 inches long and says Nowland's Direct Applicator Copyrighted along the side. On the bottom of the bottle is the number 21. If you have any information on this bottle or know where we could get information I would really appreciate it. I have done several web searches and the only thing that keeps coming up is where someone else asked you about this.. Thank you for your help. Sincerely, Josh Dennis


From: R. Hays rh_wholesale

Subject: Double Springs Whiskey Bottle

Date: 09/08/2006 11:15:22 PM

Hi, I purchased a Double Springs Kentucky Whiskey Bottle. It appears to be a 1963 Kentucky Derby Bottle has a shot glass also. It lists 6 derby winners 1939 Johnstown, 1944 Pensive, 1942 Shut Out, 1949 Ponder, 1955 Swaps and 1963 Chateaugay. Size 4/5 Quart, markings bottom of bottle are as follows L-1314, D-562 between the numbers 13 and 63, then under that the number 4. A warning about reuse of the bottler encircles everything on the bottom. The shot glass fits the top of the bottle has the same derby winners listed upon it also. All labels are intact on the bottle with some wearing but all plainly readable by the naked eye. The seal on the shot glass and bottle connection is broken because the bottle is empty but it is also readable with the numbers 3452768 on it. There are 6 horses around the widest part of bottle and the shot glass also has a picture of a horse on it. Well that's about all I can tell you about this bottle, won't tell you how much I paid for it I might have gotten a deal or I might have not. What can you tell me about this bottle and its worth? If you need a picture of this bottle please contact me and I can supply that for you too. Thanks, Russell Lee Hays


From: charles badgett

Subject: questions about a bottle

Date: 09/09/2006 1:25:59 PM

this bottle is a flask that is supposed to date between 1820 and 1840 judging from what I have learned from when I started collecting (sometime last year im still new) it is emerald green it satnds approximately 5 1/2 inches tall and is approximately 4 1/2 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches thick it has a sheared and tooled lip and has a diamond pattern all over it with little +'s in the center of every diamond the mold seam stops at the shoulder it is in immaculate condition with no scratches,chips,or cracks it only has a few bubbles though very light staining but could use tumbling it has a smooth base with a chipped pontil mark as far as I can tell im no expert yet my dad and I were arguing and I hope you can settle it he saw a description in a book we bought that sounded like it that said it was worth $3500 but im a skeptic because he purchased it at an antique mall for $3 I would like to know anything you can tell me about it thanks, spencer 


From: karoll charette

Subject: Bottles what else!!

Date: 09/09/2006 1:30:00 PM

This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Hi Digger, I've been digging once in awhile found some bottles that I would like your help on. Would like to know when they were in circulation. The Cobalt blue bottle is an Henry Wampole & co. probably milk of magnesia? The other 2 I'm less sure as to How old they are. One is a Iodine bottle that I found in a swamp complete with cork top and glass dip stick and the other one was from my mother's pantry it's a bottle of mint imitation Flavor made by a company call Henri Jonas & co, this one I can only find one reference on. Anyways here are some pics!! And thank you in advance for your help KC


From: Buddy & Tonya Davis

Subject: bottle

Date: 09/09/2006 1:49:54 PM

My mom has a Charlie McCarthy genuine real china handcrafted beam (100 years old). It says Kentucky Straight Bourbon Wisky on it. (4/5 qt-80 proof). can you tell me anything about it or a websight that would?


From: Ssherrykerr

Subject: pond's extract

Date: 09/09/2006 10:35:36 AM

Hi, I found a bottle at an old mine and cabin. It is light aqua, 71/2 inches tall, 4 inches wide, it is almost oval with flat sides about 1 inch wide. The only print is raised going straight down the front of the bottle and on the bottom of the bottle it has the date 1846 raised and the numbers 8, 4, 6, lightly double stamped. Can you tell me anything about this bottle. I have been trying to find out what was in it, how old it is and anything else I can find out. Thanks for your help Sherry


From: Mareth Warren marethw

Subject: Question

Date: 09/09/2006 3:30:12 PM

Hi, I find bottles in the Puget Sound region of Washington state. I found one that appears to be a whiskey or wine bottle with a very unusual indent on the bottom. The raised glass letters are hard to make out but for sure it says Amsterdam and possibly something like AMSTERDAM WYARND FOC - WK The bottle is a very dark green. It is broken off at the neck. Glass is very thick. mareth


From: TitleladyInett

Subject: North Side Bottling Works in Latrobe Pennyslvania/Telephone number 745

Date: 09/09/2006 3:58:23 PM

Hi Digger - I have an old crate with the above printing on it - can you tell me anything about that company and what they bottled? Any help would be appreciated. It must be awfully old with a telephone number of 745! Just curious..... Thanks! Inett Rivers


From: FallenAngel

Subject: BOLS Bottle

Date: 09/09/2006 4:13:47 PM

This is a Erven Lucas Bols bottle and I have read the information posted about these bottles on your site, but still have some questions about my particular bottle. I have enclosed a picture as well. It says "4 BOLS" around the neck, and has Apricot Brandy, Parfait Amour, Creme De Menthe and Creme De Cacao on the four separate labels with Printed in Holland on there as well, everything below the names is written in a foreign language. The bottom of the bottle says, "Made in France" I was wondering how old the bottle is and what it's value is? I've looked on ebay and can't find anything similar. Thanks for your help, Jammi Winn


From: Joan Riddle

Subject: albert Krumenaker bootle

Date: 09/10/2006 11:15:41 AM

Dear Digger, Mu husband & I have become amatuer bottle collectors and have just purchased an Albert Krumenaker bottle. The front is embossed with: Albert Krumenaker REgistered Trademark with a calligraphy type K & A entwined. The address on the bottle reads: 51? (chip in the bottle-I can't make out what the last number is) adn 514 W. 168th St. N.Y. It is a blob top. Would you know if this is a beer or soda bottle, and maybe a book or website that would have info on the brewery. Kindly-Joan Riddle


From: John Ventura


Date: 09/10/2006 11:52:09 AM

Digger odell. Sister -in -law passed on . In the house found a coca cola and coke marking on long stem coke shape bottle . Bottom has coke shape and neck of bottle extends to approximately 18 inches at it's full height. Has a cork and filled with a yellow liquid. Has at bottom of bottle the words ,(glasgow bottle trademark - mont) . John ventura we live in rochester, new york is this a collectable bottle ? And if it is, can you put an approx. Price on it.


From: adthomas407l

Subject: whiskey labels

Date: 09/10/2006 8:00:20 PM

hello I would like to know if there is a book or any information on bottle labels for old whiskey companies if so could you e-mail me at adthomas2 thank you


From: Jheringwj7w

Subject: Old Fitch Hair Products

Date: 09/10/2006 3:55:08 PM

I have a set of Fitch's Band Wagon Special Gift Set in original box in perfect condition it has 1 Dandruff Remover Shampoo, 1 Rose Hair Oil, 1 "Ideal" scalp conditioner for men . Looks like it's from WWII era. Do you have any info or would you be interested in buying?


From: Shamal48

Subject: hillbilly whiskey bottle

Date: 09/10/2006 5:19:35 PM

Dear Digger, I see the same bottle(as I have) of the log cabin with two hillbillies sitting on front and the head of a mountain man on cork on your website but did not see your reply listed. Could you tell me anything about it please? Many thanks shamal48


From: mary morawski

Subject: One gallon Smirnoff bottle

Date: 09/10/2006 9:26:28 PM

Hi I am sure you have seen many of these. . . does it have any value? (empty, no lid) How old is it? do they still sell these? Thanks! mary morawski


From: Alicialuvsbobby7

Subject: Question about a crock bottle

Date: 09/10/2006 9:56:47 PM

I have an old crock bottle and would like to get some information on it. The bottle's picture & info are at: A HREF="http://www.hoffmanauctionhousebottle/bottle.html" http://www.hoffmanauctionhousebottle/bottle.html /A I put the pictures and info on a website that I am making. Your help is greatly appreciated. I am disabled and make money off of listing items on eBay and know nothing about this bottle or what to say about it. Thanks and God Bless, Robert


From: kelleen kelleen2cehouse

Subject: Need info please...

Date: 09/11/2006 2:39:53 AM

Hi Digger, my name is Athena, and I have 2 questions. I just bought a reddish/burgundy leather-wrapped pinch bottle/decanter. (It also has some black & browns too). It has a womans face within a circle. Her hair is made out of leaves and grapes. The woman kinda resembles an African, or Caribbean lady. Near the top is (what I believe to be) a flower, then under the flower is a lobster (I think). The lobster is also near the bottom of the bottle. On the sides is what kinda looks like paw prints. The corners are full of leaves. The bottle is about 10in. tall, and the details are stamped, not painted. The cork is round. If there is a name on the bottom, it is covered. 2nd item: I also bought a guitar-shaped glass bottle with a cork that is about 14in tall. The glass is slightly green tinted.There is one round circle near the bottom. In the Circle is a sticker (unsure if it is supposed to be there). The sticker says "ELVIS" (then a lightning bolt) "Thank you for taking care of business" Then underlined is Evolving Legacy Vantive Into Siebel Under that it says PriceWaterHouseCoopers CNT (Computer Network Technology). I've looked high & low online for these items, & couldn't find them. Could you please give me some information about them, and possibly a value? I would appreciate it so much! You can Thanks!


From: dalton prior daltonalsgiverbottle

Subject: Q about antiqes

Date: 09/11/2006 9:41:53 AM

i have a ship in a bottle, small bottle, bought at an antique store when I was 10, bought just cause I liked it, was wondering if it had any value, I paid 7.00 for it then,w/ money from my paper route, it has RD 1932 on the bottom, it has oars sticking out of the one side, 2 sails, and 2 flagsi flag green stripped, other is red stripped, mounted in some kind of green base, screw top flanged lid, , would like to know if it has anymore value.    Thank You,    Roland


From: Harris Mason A Sr SrA MIL USAF 728 ACS/SCND To: ''

Subject: Question about a bottle

Date: 09/11/2006 10:18:23 AM

Hello, I found a bottle sitting on the bottom of Lake Martin in Alabama. It is near where they used to do a lot of bootlegging during prohibition, we have found quite a few, though is the first we have found in the water. I was wondering if maybe any of these hold any value. They don't have much writing on them except one of them says Duraglass on the bottm, they are some unique shapes, pretty cool bottles. I'll send some pics soon. I just wanted to open this line of communication and make sure I get a response. Are any of these types of bottles worth anything or am I wasting my time? Thanks in advance! Mason Harris


From: lassensdn

Subject: [Fwd: bottle/repeat with subject]

Date: 09/11/2006 11:30:00 AM

-------- Original Message --------

Subject: bottle/repeat with "subject"

From: lassensdn

Date: Thu, August 3, 2006 13:19 To: How do you do? I have a dark amber, round bottle with a seam only to the bottom of the neck, which is narrower and still spherical, an opening of about 3/4" and having an outer lip all round the opening and about 1/8" out from the neck, about 1/8" thick and about a 1/4" wide on the flat top of the lip. It is about 4 1/2" tall, 1 7/8" wide and has what "appears" to be an "L"-like scrow figure in front of 882(sort of like a capitalized scrowed abbreviation for Liter). This figure starts out like a "2" but then ends with a downward to the right slant base for the "2"(?). Underneath this appears to be another shallower "882" but larger, flatter, different print style--a double strike? There is no other "L" or "2" figure underneath preceding the 882. Found in northern Arizona. Please help identify and value. Happy Trails, D. Lassen -----------------------------------------

From: Walter & Susan Yeager lads7epix

Subject: Brown Bottles

Date: 09/11/2006 3:22:51 PM

I recently found two brown bottles in my in-laws dirt basement (probably someone’s private stock). The first bottle is brown with a long neck and heavy shoulders. It is embossed Charles Jacquin Et Cie Inc (first line), St. Dominic (2nd line) and on the bottom of the bottle it is embossed. PAT Apr 17 06 535 JAN 4 1810 The second bottle Iis square bottomed with a short neck that is similar to a curved table leg Mount Vernon Pure Rye Whiskey PATENTED MAR 25 1890 HANNIS DIST’L’G CO FULL QUART ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ RE-USE OF BOTTLE PROHIBITED I look forward to hearing back from you. S


From: charles badgett

Subject: question about bottles

Date: 09/11/2006 4:36:19 PM

I have two "amethyst" straight sided coca cola bottles one is pink and the other is purple both are very light in color for a while I thought the pink one was clear until I bought a real clear one it is crystal clear I don’t have a picture to show you they both say "coca cola" in script on the shoulder just below that they both say "trade mark registered" the purple one says just below that "7 oz" then around the heel on one side in two lines the purple one says "property of coca-cola bottling co."and on the other side it says "rome ga." the pink one says around the heel all the way around the bottle in one line "property of coca-cola bottling co. rome ga." I am fully aware of the age of both of these bottles as I have done extensive research on the coca-cola company what I was wondering about is the rarity of an amethyst coca-cola bottle from rome ga. and how I can tell if they are artificially irradiated as all the irradiated bottles I have seen are very dark purple and the ones I have are really light and how much they would be worth thanks for any help you can offer Spencer Badgett Borden Springs,alabama 


From: james aldcroft


Date: 09/11/2006 4:42:13 PM

Hi, I found a Dr Kilmer bottle about 4 years ago when I was taking a stone wall down, at the bottom it says London e.c. I was just wondering when it was first manufactured in England? Many thanks, James


From: J COLBY colby.j

Subject: jenny lind bottle

Date: 09/11/2006 5:19:50 PM

I have a jenny lind bottle,green in color.It has a picture of jenny lind and over her head is printed jenny lind. on the otherside of the bottle is picture of a house or factory with smoke coming out of thr chimney, over top of the building is fislerville glass works. on the bo5ttom of the glass is cb. is this a reproduction, and if so what would it be worth. thank you colby.jtt2b


From: Larry Gill

Subject: Dewar's Bottle

Date: 09/11/2006 7:54:25 PM

Hi, I have an old bottle of Dewar's Scotch (attached). Trying to find out how old it is and what's its value? Can you help? Larry


From: Dominic D'Amore

Subject: Wine

Date: 09/11/2006 9:27:37 PM

Hi, I have a bottle of imported Lancers Vin Rose vintage 1975, has never been opened. It was produced and bottle by J. M. Da Fonseca, inter. Contents 4/5 pint. alcohol 12% by vol. imported by Heublein, inc. Hatford. conn. Do you have any Idea what it is worth and who might be interested.... Thanks for your time.... Dominic 


From: Bobby Williams

Subject: corn whiskey..?

Date: 09/11/2006 10:08:58 PM

I have looked every where..and cant get any info..could you help me? I have a lowenstein7co old harvest corn whiskey bottle cincinnati ohio..are you familiar with this bottle? any clues about the date and worth? I appreciate your help..  ---------------------------------


From: Michael Carone

Subject: williams magnetic relief bottle

Date: 09/12/2006 11:26:32 AM

Hello, I have two bottles that I am interested in selling and was wondering if you may be interested in them. One is a Williams Magnetic Relief like the one that you have on your list and the other is a Feigenspan PON Ale bottle. If you like I will clean them up and send you the pictures. The Williams bottle has a small chip on the front edge and the Feigenspan has a small chip on the very top. Let me know. Best regards, Michael Carone

From: Michael Carone

Subject: Williams bottle

Date: 09/12/2006 11:43:40 AM

Here is the pictures of the Williams bottle. After looking harder at the other bottle there are a lot of scratches all over the bottle. So I did not bother with photos. Michael Carone


From: Greg


Date: 09/12/2006 11:55:59 AM

Hi, I was wondering if you could help me with the approximate date of a bottle. The bottle originally contained "Ozarka Spring Water" from Eureka Springs Arkansas. The bottle is 101/2" tall including a 4" stem that has a 1 1/2" mouth. The bottom of the bottle is a semi round shape. The sides of the bottle has 10 vertical lines (5 on each side). The bottle also originally had a screw on metal type cap that is now missing. The paper Ozarka Spring Water label is still on the front. Near the bottom on the front of the bottle the word "Duraglas" is written in cursive writing. The same marking is located on the bottom of the bottle as well as "DES. PAT.92828" . Thanks for your time, Greg Hubbard


From: Lori Lessmann 

Subject: Squeeze Soda Display Bottle

Date: 09/12/2006 12:18:54 PM

Hello- I was wondering if you ever found out anything about this bottle, and if you can put me in contact with this gentleman. Lori Lessmann _____

From: Lori Lessmann


From: ClaytorHouse

Subject: question about a soda display bottle

Date: 06-03-2005 Mr.Digger, My name is Jesse and I came across a coca-cola company squeeze bottle that I cannot find any information about it is a 10 fl oz glass bottle with the white and red label but the bottom half of the bottle is formed as if someone had squeezed it..... I was told it was part of a display coca-cola had for squeeze soda where the bottle was in the hand of the display like it was squeezing the bottle but that's all anyone can tell me I cant find anything say that says if it is true or false so I was wondering if you might have any info about the bottle and/or the display any information would be greatly appreciated Thank You Jesse


From: Leanna Heath

Subject: Bottle help

Date: 09/12/2006 4:02:00 PM

I have a Leather bound bottle. I assume it is a Spanish wine bottle. it is about 10 inches tall. Here are some pictures. It is imprinted on the bottom "Genuine Leather Made in Spain JEYPE. It is in very good condition.


From: Tart836

Subject: Erven Lucas Bols Delft Jug

Date: 09/12/2006 5:31:35 PM

Dear Digger: About 15 years ago, my friend was having a garage sale and let me look through her things before letting anything go. I brought this delft jug home with me. The bottom reads "ERVEN LUCAS BOLS, ANNO (or ANNA) and below this 1575, the word DELFT in a triangle and AMSTERDAM-HOLLAND. The jug is round in shape at the base and tapers up to approx. a 2" opening. It has a large curved handle and is about 6" tall. There are no chips or cracks, however, there are vertical lines that appear to be cracks just beneath the glaze. The cracks can neither be felt nor do they break the surface of the glaze. I am now preparing to have a garage sale of my own; and since I have never really displayed the jug, I thought I would sell it. Can you give me any type of estimate as to what it is worth? Any information you could give me regarding the origin of this piece would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Connie Tartini


From: Mike Dawson

Subject: Bottle Ident

Date: 09/12/2006 9:44:00 PM

Hello, I saw your address on a webpage, and I understand you try to help people identify their antique bottles. I was wondering if you had any idea what this bottle is, or know someone who might Any and all help would be very appreciated! Thank you very much! -- Mike

From: Mike Dawson

Subject: Re: Bottle Ident

Date: 09/20/2006 7:43:22 PM

thank you very much! On 9/20/06, Digger wrote:  Called a Case gin bottle. Circa 1860-1880s. Value about $40-50  Digger 


From: Johnbobadilla2

Subject: Hello Digger

Date: 09/12/2006 7:12:50 PM

Hello Digger Could you please help me identify the age or value of this bottle, It's dark olive green, black glass , with a pontil I can't recognize the pontil happens to have a nipple and I haven't find any references of any other bottles with this type of pontil. Thank you for any help you could give me. John.


From: Mr. Durand C. Waters

Subject: Bromo Mint

Date: 09/13/2006 1:04:50 AM

I saw your discussion on this vial and thought you might want some more information about its inventor: Franklin Pierce Crotzer, my maternal great grandfather. Here is an article in the January 1910 Board of Trade Journal, Wilkes- Barre, Pennsylvania. The next to the last paragraph explains why Bromo Seltzer was more successful. Mr. Durand C.

 Franklin Pierce.pdf Attachment N2: 1910-01 BoTJ, W-B, PA-Crotzer, Franklin Pierce.pdf


From: lightinbug72b


Date: 09/13/2006 8:02:55 AM

Hi Digger, I know an anthropologist who was walking on a beach in SouthEastern CT and came across a piece of glass from a bottle. She thought it was from around 1804 and to be from the Napoleon Brandy collection. It probably washed up from the ocean shoreline. Have you ever heard of any ships that would have carried Napoleon Brandy around here? If this info is correct, what would a non-broken bottle be worth? Don't know if my legs being pulled or not. bb


From: smedless27

Subject: blue bottle

Date: 09/13/2006 4:05:30 AM

My mother left me with several bottles. One I am interested in is blue glass with the name "straubmuller's elixir "Tree of life since 1880 " on one side. The other side "Nectar of the golden life of health and vitality." What can you tell me about this bottle. Thank you, Jeanne


From: Porkymon64


Date: 09/13/2006 5:17:12 AM



From: Pam Waddell Pam.Waddelligbottle

Subject: Grapette

Date: 09/13/2006 9:36:46 AM

Any idea what the value would be of an unopened bottle of Grapette, dated 1946? Thx pam


From: Lori fenlason

Subject: soda bottle

Date: 09/13/2006 1:56:40 PM

I have a Casco soda bottle with a indian head on it patd dec 29 1925 portland maine green the cap is on it and it says casco pale dry is it worth anything please e mail me with what you think


From: James Rafiner

Subject: Delva Scotch Whisky - Legend of Lost Liquor - Full & Sealed

Date: 09/13/2006 4:46:58 PM

Hi there, I'm hoping you can help me out. I'm in the Air Force and a retiree friend of mine wants me to put a bottle of scotch on eBay for him. Its a full/sealed bottle of 'Special Brand Finely Matured Old Scotch Whisky' bottled by Delva ltd. Distilleries. Its condition is very good as it still has the 'Legend of Lost Liquor' attachment around its neck and its label (though a reproduction) is completely readable with only a few minor tears near the edges. The label also no longer sticks to the bottle. Anyway, I'm actually considering purchasing the item, but want to get a range of fair market values from you if you wouldn't mine. Can you help? James Rafiner, Luke AFB, AZ


From: pjbeach277

Subject: Help

Date: 09/13/2006 4:50:33 PM

Digger, Can you suggest a reference for me regarding an old bottle I have. Colour of the bottle is amber and it once took a cork stopper. The bottle appears to be for whiskey. Maker; C.H.Graves & Sons Boston Mass. Distillers since 1849. The bottle stands 9 inches tall. I have tried to contact the Mass. Historical Society but as yet no reply. Thank you in advance.Pete


From: Margie Grand

Subject: padova italy ad1821 bottle

Date: 09/14/2006 12:01:52 AM

hi, I have a cherry brandy ad 1821 bottle never opened. It has a clock in the middle of the bottle. The names on the bottle are prodotto da luxardo, torreglia . cont. medio Girolamo Luxardo italy a.d. 1821, 30 % lic utif, padova n.91 Please price this item if you can, as I am having a yard sale soon. I also have a bottle never opened, it is a Lucas Bols Ballerina ad 1575 , gold liqueur, ervin lucas bols, amsedam holland, 500mi 30% alc. This has a ballerina that dances in the middle and a song sings when you wind it up and it has gold things floating in the liqueur. Please price this item also. Thanks Margie


From: Debbie Lynch

Subject: Old wine bottle

Date: 09/14/2006 12:19:27 AM

Hello, I have found an bottle which I believe is an old wine bottle or decanter with the date on the bottom of the bottle being 1806. It has grapes going down each side and the bottle is totally clear no color. How much is this worth. I also have found a "Harriet Hubbard Ayer Famous Beauty Preparation" jar with no date. Thanks for your help Debbie Hopethouingod 


From: Cassi Lace

Subject: poison bottle sulphuric acid

Date: 09/14/2006 10:14:41 AM

 Hi, Please see the attached document it is copied from your site. I have a bottle very similar to this in a brown colour and same shape. It is also still full of it's solution of sulphuric acid and would also like to know what it was used for. Its embossed minimax british patent No 233823 reg-design No703740 it measures 8 1/2" long including the nipple and 1" diameter. Can you also tell me any history, age and possible value of this bottle. Thanks very much. Kind Regards, Miss. Cassi Lace Attachment N1: bottle.doc


From: Cassandra

Subject: cobalt vick glass jars

Date: 09/14/2006 10:41:56 AM

I found three cobalt vicks glass jars in the ground after some excavation. It has the numbers 1, 69, 10 under it. The other jar has marking around the bottom that says 4146 with a japanese looking sign and an A between it. The bottom of the sign has T 3-11. What do you think?


From: David Child

Subject: A Bottle-related question

Date: 09/14/2006 10:48:54 AM

While not a bottle, I was hoping you could shed some light on a 5-gallon stoneware crock I recently purchased. It has an Indian Head stamp/logo in blue/cobalt, baked into the glaze, and the text appears to say "Louisville Crockery Co". I realize that's a stretch, given that half is missing, but the "LOUIS" and "RY CO." parts are obvious. Deduction suggest the "Crockery" part, as does "Louisville", since I purchased it at an estate auction in Central KY. I can find no reference to this company on Google. Perhaps it didn't last long, or was bought out by a more well-known company shortly after opening (and demonstrating that they could produce a quality item). Sincerely, David Child


From: geoff long


Date: 09/14/2006 12:27:48 PM

Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="0-307635077-1158254868=:77141" --0-307635077-1158254868=:77141Hi- Cleaned out parents shed-they both died over 20 yrs ago. Found three boxes of bottles-are all different shapes, color and styles. The one I have a question about it is an eagle flask. It is 8 inches tall, has an eagle on side and some historail figure on the back. Do you know anything about the date, history or value? The color has a green tint to it, it does have seems going up the sides. Thanks so much. Heather Long Heather --0-307635077-1158254868=:77141 Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 Hi- Cleaned out parents shed-they both died over 20 yrs ago. Found three boxes of bottles-are all different shapes, color and styles. ; The one I have a question about it is an eagle flask. It is 8 inches tall, has an eagle on side and some historail figure on the back. Do you know anything about the date, history or value? The color has a green tint to it, it does have seems going up the sides. Thanks so much. ; Heather Long


From: Suekii714

Subject: royal crown soda bottle

Date: 09/14/2006 5:41:41 PM

i found an old royal crown bottle. it looks like just a green, thick, bottle but I heald it under the light and made out royal crown (ant the neck of the bottle) and the really old bottles used to have there label painted on them. well , there is no longer any paint on it, but I did get 1936 station or creation on the bottle and it seems like, under the lager letters of Royal Crown, there are small pyramids ??? also at the lower part of the bottle it reads these letters/numbers... 4 L GW 33 430 thanks suzy


From: Nancy np

Subject: 2 bottles I'm curious about

Date: 09/15/2006 1:02:28 AM

Hello!! I have 2 bottles I am wondering about. ( I have attached a pic of both bottles) 1. I believe it is an old milk jug/bottle but not sure. It is clear glass with "ONE HALF GALLON" near the neck of it. The top 1/3 has horizontal grooves around the surface and the bottom 2/3 has verticle grooves. It has a cork stopper, a wire handle wrapped around the 2 "finger handles" (??). On the bottom there are 2 sets of numbers - one side has "10" the other is "K-4825" there is also a symbol in the center but I cannot make it out. (resembles an odd looking H) 2. The other bottle is a 3 sided green bottle wrapped in leather with pictures of a ship on all 3 sides and a gold embossed design at base of neck and bottom of pictures. The leather is braided around the mouth of the bottle and again around the base of the neck. There are strips of leather running down the 3 corners of the sides and they have a design running through them. The stopper is a large round ball that is also wrapped in leather with a second strip of leather vertically around the ball. I am more interested finding out about the leather wrapped bottle than anything. I don't recall where it came from and not sure if it has any value at all. Thanks, in advance, for any info you may be able to give me on these bottles. Nancy


From: Susan B O'Leary

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 09/15/2006 8:13:40 AM

Hi, I am emailing from NH and have a bottle I was wondering if you could look at. We found it in Maine under a very old house recently bought and is now being remodeled. Please let me know if I can email it to you or if you know someone I can email it to that might take a look at it and be able to tell us something about it. Thank you, Susan


From: leslee2416

Subject: Coronetti

Date: 09/15/2006 5:34:40 AM

My husband recently received a box of "bar bottles" from his dad much of it is silly from the 70's but my husband has fond memories, some however are from distant relatives, the first one in particular is a set of three soldiers, they are in great shape, and complete, the bottom of the bottle is stamped with Coronetti -Cunardo Italy with a crown design above. One seems to have a raised 8/61 also on the bottom, the front says "Liquore Galliano" I have tried to look on line for info, age, value, ect. the only info I can find is in Italian, which I don't speak. Any info you can give is greatly appreciated ,even if it's someone else to contact, we also have a duck decanter , and a Hillbilly decanter that read-FederalLaw Forbids sale or reuse of this bottle. The duck also says Regal China (circled C) C. MIL ER '57 334 14557. The hillbilly says D-379 139 both are in great shape and have included their pictures as well Thanks so much for your help and time. Lesley Thompson



Subject: old bottle

Date: 09/15/2006 10:35:26 AM

Digger: I found an old bottle in a wooded area. It is amber in color and about 6 ¾” tall. The front of the bottle has the name Vinoj on it. The bottom says “private mould” and “patented April 19, 1898. The seams run to about 3/8” below the single collar. I have enclosed some photos. Thanks for any info you can give. Paul Nye


From: jellybeangreen14

Subject: Bottle Question????

Date: 09/15/2006 7:38:35 PM

My mom found this bottle. Its about 6 inches tall. The measurement of liquid it could hold is 7 FLD oz.. It has smile wrote on it. Its clear. On the Bottom it has Bristow & Seminole, Okla. The date on it is July 11,1922.                 I was wondering if you know anything about it. jellybeangreen14 Thank-you Jessica Blackburn


From: Michael

Subject: Questiomn 4 u

Date: 09/15/2006 8:07:53 PM

I hate to bother you, I know that you must get tons of e-mail...... We found a bottle of whiskey in an old barn today, it has it's original cork, it is a "Williams and Humbert" Dated 1877 it is a DEEP AMBER in color. We was wondering if it is worth anyting. It has no scratches or any blemishes on the bottle. On the bottom it says: JEREZ 08 173 Does this mean anything. Is it worth much. The bottle is full. If you could please let me know who I should talk to or where I could find out more about this. Thank You Michael Delcour Lebanon, Missouri michael7whatknotcitybottle


From: sssteve63

Subject: Mason Jar with Maltese Cross

Date: 09/16/2006 4:28:11 AM

Digger, I found an old greenish-blue glass Mason jar with a Maltese Cross with the following inscription on front of the bottle that says "Mason's Patent Nov. 30th 1858, the bottom of the mason jar has "Pat NOV 26 67" and the number "395". Could you tell my about the aprox. age and value price. Thank You---Steve


From: jenny ferguson

Subject: green thistle bottle Registered mark 1859

Date: 09/16/2006 9:17:48 AM

hello I am trying to identify this old whiskey bottle. 13 inches tall. has a Rd mark on the bottom showing 11 C 1 2 with the top showing 111.. the top is applied.. I would guess blown molded has some bubbles. there is a place for a label. cork stopper. any suggestions on maker. there are scuff marks on bottom.. but I did wonder if they were reproducing these. the applied top seems pretty real.. any help would be great thank you. jenny ferguson


From: pauline ford

Subject: guinness bottle

Date: 09/16/2006 3:15:39 PM

hi I bought a bottle of guinness at a boot sale but it has a very long bendy neck in good condition and full with a top on it what was it made for and how much is it worth I paid a pound thanks pauline


From: Tammy Williams

Subject: Keys tone Amber Bottle

Date: 09/16/2006 9:44:46 PM

Hello, I have a Keys tone amber bottle, it has the words trade with what looks like a medicine cup and the word mark above the Keys ton. It has inside threads and measures 7" in height, 4" across the bottom and the girth is 5". The bottle is rounded and the measurements may be off a hair or two. I am sending you pictures of the bottle as well. I look from time to time trying to find another bottle like it, but I have not had any luck yet. Hopefully you can help me out! Thanking you in advance for any information, Tammy


From: Tom Brunet

Subject: P Dawson Dufftown Glenlivet bottle

Date: 09/16/2006 10:45:50 PM

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


From: Ndag4257wmec

Subject: 1955 Dr. Pepper bottle

Date: 09/17/2006 6:14:31 AM

I found a 1955 Dr. Pepper Bottle. Light green tint, 6oz., embossed, made in Denison, Texas in 1955. On the side that has the Dr. Pepper 10 2 4 emblem, at the bottom is L-G and 7-32. I hope this is enough information for you to give me an idea if it is worth anything. I found an website that said it is extremely rare, but it didn't mention a price.. Nancy Graff


From: David ben-benfarms7canbybottle

Subject: Chesebrough Manfg.CO.CD

Date: 09/17/2006 3:06:14 PM

2 ½” brown bottle found in horse pasture, Aurora, Oregon. It has 2 seams and screw top. Vaseline not printed on side as seems to be on the clear/white bottles. Any clues as to what it held? Thank you.


From: David ben-benfarms7canbybottle

Subject: Chesebrough MANFG .CO. CD

Date: 09/17/2006 5:25:41 PM

A Brown 2 ½” bottle found in pasture in Aurora, Oregon, with subject in raised letters, No other number, or product listed. It has 2 seams and screw top, no stopper or lid. Could you possibly let me know what it was used for? Thank you.


From: tenn4mojo

Subject: Unusual liqueur bottle

Date: 09/18/2006 11:17:50 AM

I have a 4 chamber liqueur bottle with Creme de menthe, 2nd annissette, 3rd has APRY apricot, 4th has creme de cacao. The label has Marie Brizard Bordeaux, France 1775 Fondee. It is full with all the caps, labels and spickets for each section and a very unique bottle. It was purchased in Guantanamo Bay Cuba around 1940 from the Officers Mess. Base of bottle is concave and has made in France embossed on it, color is clear. Can you give me any information as to rarity, value and history of this bottle. Attachment N1: 104_0476.AVI Attachment N2: 104_0476.AVI


From: P Casey Willson

Subject: Glover's Sarcoptic Mange Medicine Bottle

Date: 09/18/2006 1:25:30 PM

This bottle is 7 inches by 2 1/4 inches by 1 3/4 inches. As you can see from the attached photos its in relatively good condition. The seam goes all the way over the lip, which has a dispenser opening instead of a wide opening. Cork inside the lid is in good shape. I found this bottle in my garage attic. My step-Dad was an "old stuff" collector, pretty non-discriminating. I've sold some of his finds on eBay over the years, got some really good prices and some not good at all. I have no idea where to start an auction on this bottle as I have no data at this point. I increased gamma in the photos to bring up detail. There are some paint spackles here and there, but label seems to be clear of them. What value, if any, does the bottle have? I searched and the only thing I could find on your site referencing this is that it was among the most popular item for sales in that era.


From: P Casey Willson

Subject: Re: Glover's Sarcoptic Mange Medicine Bottle

Date: 09/29/2006 1:23:52 PM

Thanks! That's more than I hoped for! Casey Digger wrote: Circa 1930s bottle is a newer version of an old medicine all very common although your is probably rarer than the older ones, not necessarily much more valuable. $15-20



Subject: Old pit? what year? id say very early 1800s whats your guess?

Date: 09/18/2006 11:30:10 AM

We dug a yard with a house that's 1780 (stone) I dug a newer pit there before(1890), haven't been back for a while, so we said lets check it out, the yard had tons of junk glass in it every where you probe all most( newer stuff), I found this area today on the side of the house with some old azz looking stuff it un like the rest of the yard, no bottle pieces what so ever, mostly pottery type stuff, yellow wear, red, some thin thin window glass, oysters, bones that where stone age looking, a chunk of jasper (arrow head stuff) and a cool marble, (check that marble out some are worth 1000s arnt thay lol) I am just wondering about the age of this stuff I found not a thing whole, but I may be heading in the right area, I thought I had a stone liner going but nope just one big rock, looked like maybe it was a trash pit. guess that age and win a prize! hahah .................... pix below Marble & jasper theres 2 marks on that marble one big one small? im not a marble guy I loose them once in a while but don’t know to much about them.


From: Parrishcg

Subject: Wine bottle

Date: 09/18/2006 11:43:08 AM

I have a Mogen David Wine Bottle (still full) that was served at my parent's Wedding in 1953. The label has Kosher for Passover with a family sitting at the table for passover, and some writing above the which I assume is Hebrew script. Do you think it's worth looking into further, if so, where? Thank you Cindy Parrish parrishcg


From: ~Laurie~ .

Subject: Bottle

Date: 09/19/2006 2:04:29 PM

Hi I was wondering if I was to send you a picture of 2 bottles that I have if you would be able to tell me anything about them? Thanks Laurie


From: Jonathan P facegoat

Subject: Baltimore beer

Date: 09/19/2006 4:14:56 PM

 I found a bottle "Dukehart & Co Baltimore Md" It's amber and discribed as "fancy oval" Bimal I have seen pictures on other bottle sites but no dates. My question is how old and any other info you mat have. Thanks J.L.


From: Awildartist4u2c

Subject: id like to know about this bottle and whats in it?

Date: 09/19/2006 1:43:12 PM

I was cleaning out an attic wen I came across this bottle it still has its contents and I don’t think its been open whats its history and is it worth anything to any collectors? hope to hear back from you ty Joel inclosed is a few pics and a drawing as best I could do ty




Date: 09/19/2006 9:02:37 PM

Hello K.J. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I dug everywhere I knew to find info on these, but came up with nothing. You could try Digger O'Dell. Regards, Dale K J SCHROEDER Roadrunnerkjs2 wrote: Hi Dale. A new bottle bug friend in San Diego is looking for pictures of bottles with large 'X' on the base. She also wants to know about the letters 'A' and 'B' on either side of an Eskimo on the base of a Clicquot bottle. She is resisting the suggestion of one of her co-workers that it stands for American Bottle COmpany since it lacks 'Co.'. Any ideas or knowledge? KJ Here are her pics. ...have any machine-made sodas with embossed base marks that include a large X? Like either of these: If so, could you send me pics of any?? I know, most people don't have pic files of all their collections...but, I thot I would ask. :o)


From: Applecrk2

Subject: Ravenna Glass Travlers Companion

Date: 09/20/2006 5:33:32 AM

Hi, This is new to me, but love your site! Husband was a fence line digger in the country. We have many bottles that we have been trying to find history/price. Our biggest question is a Ravenna Glass Travelers Companion. This bottle is aqua and has Traveler's - 8 point star - Companion on the front and Ravenna - 8 point star - Glass Co on the back. Seams on each side to a smooth round pontil on the bottom and up applied lip. This bottle should date between 1860-1865. Any idea of the value of this bottle, just can't find it. Thank you in advance. Gail K.


From: Portillojboo

Subject: bottle cleaning

Date: 09/20/2006 7:55:36 AM

Hi! My name is Jennie, and I was reading your article on cleaning old "dug" bottles. I have a few really ashy stained bottles, and really didn't want to spend the money to have them prof. cleaned. I started trying different things and found that Color Back car finish restorer works great! In just 15-20 minutes, all of the stains were gone, and it looked so shiny, and clear. I just put a gob of the polish on a rag, and rubbed it on the bottle, then dabbed the rag in ajax oxygen bleach cleanser, and wow! My hands and arms were tired....But saved 15-20 bucks! the inside was a little bit of a pain, but I just put some of the polish, some sand, and a bit of water and swooshed it for about 5 min. Just thought I'd share this with you! Jennie Portillo ....... portillojboo P.S. I've attached a photo I took about half way through cleaning.


From: kimtinsley

Subject: glass soda water bottle

Date: 09/20/2006 12:38:05 PM

mr.digger, I've dug this bottle out of the ground in Valdosta, Ga. Light green soda water bottle , the bottle is embezzled with Soda water on both sides, star emblem on both sides and one underneath bottom,. Seams on side up to the cap neck of bottle, one seam is slightly raised at the bottom on oneside inscripture reads; minimum contents 6 1/2 fluid oz live oak, fla. On the other side it reads: property of coca-cola bottling works. The bottle is light green can you give me a date and about how much it may be worth ? cindy valdosta ga


From: Cheryl Ousey cjousey

Subject: Gilka Musical decanter with lock and keys

Date: 09/20/2006 5:37:33 PM

Hi, I have this Gilka Decanter with lock and two keys. It has a music box by Reuge that plays “The Song From Moulin Rouge”. It stand 10” high and 4 ½” wide. The side is 2 ½” It appears to be brass and, of course, glass. It is empty (bummer). The music box works great. I am attaching photos. Thank you so much. Cheryl


From: CubbyWholeFarm 

Subject: Ballard Snow bottle........

Date: 09/20/2006 9:51:38 PM

I found a small old ( ? ) , light transparent green , rectangular shaped ...3"x11/2"x1" with a 1"x 7/8" circular neck while tilling the garden for this falls effort.. "Ballard Snow Liniment Co."      "St. Louis , Mo," Any information you have would be very interesting. Enjoy the fall solstice.      Thanks ,      Tym Werp


From: Tart836

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 09/20/2006 6:13:54 PM

Dear Digger: Back on the 12th of September I sent you an e-mail regarding an Erven Lucas Bol delft jug. I was wondering if you were able to find any helpful information pertaining to it? Thanks Connie Tartini


From: PAUL BOVE pbove013

Subject: pyrex ovenware

Date: 09/21/2006 10:43:30 AM

Hi, I have a pyrex casserole dish (maybe 1-1/2 qt) with a silver serving base. I know Pyrex started making its ovenware in 1918 or so--I am trying to determine the date of my piece and its value. On the bottom of the dish it says T.M.REG$Pyrex$U.S.PAT.OFF. The handles are scalloped and have 023-OR-623-B under one and P-O under the other. The cover has etched rose like flowers on it and its marked pyrex under the lip. The silver plated? (peeling under handles) insert/serving insert has a decorative face?or lion? and scroll work on the handles. Below the handles is scroll work with 3 leaf patterned cut outs. On the bottom lip it says H. Lerner Co, Brooklyn, NY. Thx for your help. Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 Hi, I have a pyrex casserole dish (maybe 1-1/2 qt) with a silver serving base. ; I know Pyrex started making its ovenware in 1918 or so--I am trying to determine the date of my piece and its value. ; On the bottom of the dish it says T.M.REG$Pyrex$U.S.PAT.OFF. ; ;The ;handles are scalloped and have ;023-OR-623-B under one and P-O under ;the other. ; The cover has ;etched rose like flowers on it and its ;marked pyrex under the ;lip. ;The ;silver plated? (peeling under handles) insert/serving insert ;has a decorative face?or lion? and scroll work on the handles. ; Below the handles ;is scroll work with 3 leaf patterned ;cut outs. ; On the bottom lip it says ;H. Lerner Co, Brooklyn, NY. ; Thx for your help.


From: Alejandro Orosa aorosa

Subject: 1802 Cognac Napoleon by Piercel De Saint-Jacques

Date: 09/21/2006 12:21:20 PM

I have 1 of this bottles... I have read that they are fake... is this true? Is there any way I can Find out? 1802 Cognac Napoleon by Piercel De Saint-Jacques Cognac Napoleon Grande Fine Champagne Reserve 1802 E. Piercel de Saint-Jacques Pierre Célestín de la Maison de Saint-Jacques Etait le fournisseup officiel de L'empereur Napoléon Ier -- Regards, Alex


From: Rex Bowers

Subject: Information on Bottle Picture attached

Date: 09/21/2006 1:35:48 PM

I found this Santa Claus Bottle many years ago. I have not seen any like in all my years of looking for some information on it. I thought I might try you to see if you have any idea’s. Bottle 1. Amber in color 2. Bottle is pristinw eith very little staning. 3. Never cleaner. 4. No pontil 5. No lettering or markings of any kind 6. Bottle is 5 ½ inches tall 7. Mold seam stops at base of cork top. So I would assume top was applied after bottle was blown I AM TRYING TO GET A HANDLE ON WHO MADE WHAT IT WAS AND OF COUSER VALUE. Any information if possible would be treat.


From: wayne sovey

Subject: E.G. BOOZ'S

Date: 09/21/2006 7:48:00 PM

I have a E.G. BOOZ'S bottle that my father bought me at a garage sale in the 70s I matches the original im just wondering what it is worth im not trying to sell it.i just want to know what its value is. thank you 


From: Matthew Kells

Subject: Coca Cola 6.5 ounce Phoenix Arizona

Date: 09/21/2006 6:24:13 PM

Hello Any chance on dating and giving me a rarity index on this particular coke bottle? Any idea what the 2 means? Thanks so much Matthew Kells Phoenix Arizona



Subject: skeleton decanter set

Date: 09/21/2006 11:44:16 PM

I recently purchased a porcelain skeleton decanter that comes with four shot glasses. The shot glasses are skeleton heads, the decanter is a skeleton that is holding it's robe with one hand and pointing it's finger up with the other hand. The decanter also has "poison" written on the front with three crosses above it, and all the pieces have "Made in Japan - shofu" stamped on the bottom. I've seen a book with a picture of the same set, but it gave only a brief description of it's origin. The description read "Japan-1930's." Look old, but how can I tell for sure?


From: Soda Pop

Subject: Glass bottles found

Date: 09/22/2006 7:29:17 AM

Hello, I found 2 glass bottles at the bottom of a lake in Maine & I'm wondering if you can tell me anything about them.... One is a soda bottle and upon it is emboseed "Roy Mack Waldoboro Me" The other Medicine bottle with AYER embossed across the bottom I am more intreseted in the soda bottle, do you know when roy mack was made & what roy mack was? Thanks, Sarah, Reading, Pa


From: Susan B O'Leary susan

Subject: RE: BottleQuestion

Date: 09/22/2006 7:43:44 AM

Ok, Thank you for your help. Here are the photos.....Let me know what you think. ~Susan

Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 9:13 AM

Subject: BottleQuestion Hi, I am emailing from NH and have a bottle I was wondering if you could look at. We found it in Maine under a very old house recently bought and is now being remodeled. Please let me know if I can email it to you or if you know someone I can email it to that might take a look at it and be able to tell us something about it. Thank you, Susan


From: CKMcElroy

Subject: Snuff bottles

Date: 09/22/2006 4:37:54 AM

I live on an old Mississippi plantation. I have been digging up snuff bottles. They are amber and have glass dots on the bottom. 5 are hand blown and 3 have seams. How can I find our their value? Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." C. Kay


From: steve1longi

Subject: antique bottles

Date: 09/22/2006 9:51:06 AM

 hoping you guys can help me out on these as I understand you are the best. I have a clear whiskey bottle that is embossed with days of 48. there is a man on a horse with an indian smoking a pipe and a steer in the background. I have been told there are only a few of these bottles around and was wondering the value of this bottle. I also have a green torpedo bottle embossed with whitwam leeds. I don't know if that's leeds,n.y. or england. I would very much appriciate any info or to see if you are interested in buying these bottles. I have sold alot of bottles to club members in the past such as brown coca cola bottles and poison skull bottles but everyone is stumped on these two bottles so I am turning to you guys for some help. look forward to hearing from you. thanks alot. steve long.


From: providenceplazai

Subject: old medicine bottles found

Date: 09/22/2006 10:07:55 AM

 hello, I recently found a box of old medicine bottles in a box behind an old building being renovated in Thomasville Ga. the label reads Old Pioneer Brand medicine its an Epsom salt laxitive priced at 1.25 manufactured for C.C. Ivey Atlanta Ga. the bottle is 8oz tall and flat with a screw top much like some old codliver oil bottles ive seen on the bottom of the bottle is the number 3 and a circle with two backward lowercase f's and the date 1908 is the medicine that old were did it come from I cant find any of the names on the net can you shed some light? thanks for your help john


From: Karen Pfeifer

Subject: U.S. Marine Hospital Service bottle

Date: 09/22/2006 1:29:56 PM

Hello, I have tried to research a bottle I picked up recently with no success. I would appeciate any information you may be able to provide and approx. value if possible. The bottle has embossed printing U.S. Marine Hospital Service 100 c.c. It is approx 5" tall. The glass has turned a pale lilac color. Thank You, Karen Hello ; I have tried to research a bottle I picked up recently with no success. ; I would appeciate any information ;you may be able to provide and approx. value if possible. ; ; The bottle has embossed printing U.S. Marine Hospital Service 100 c.c. ; It is approx 5" tall. ; The glass has turned a ;pale lilac color. ; Thank You Karen BR BR


From: Ross Getchell 

Subject: 2 bottles

Date: 09/22/2006 2:25:48 PM

I found two bottles that I wonder about. I am not a bottle collector just curious. The first is a mission soft drink bottle. I found some online but they were all from bottling companies on the west coast. The one I found was bottled in Machias, Maine. Would the location make any difference in collectablity. The other bottle I found was a windex spray bottle. it has an hourglass shape and is 8-10 inches tall. it has numbers on the bottom in the pattern below.      6   U  diamond with o in center  3     4006 I found many other bottles ie: Old Homestead Pop bottles, but was able to find them online. Anything you could tell me would be appriciated Thank You Ross 


From: Larry jordan 

Subject: Bottle

Date: 09/22/2006 4:08:28 PM

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


From: Dave Bailey


Date: 09/22/2006 5:30:45 PM

Hi I hope you can help me, About 10 years ago I bought a job lot at auction, and it were these two bottles which I know nothing about. They stand about 12" tall and they have no makers marks and the bottoms are glazed too. I would be grateful for any information or if you could point me in the right direction to find out Many thanks Dave


From: Dedi Grandin

Subject: R.H. Macy's medicine bottle with cork

Date: 09/22/2006 6:52:23 PM

Hello Digger, While digging at the shore, I uncovered a R.H. Macy and Co. bottle that is flat, as apposed to round. It had the original cork in it. Could you tell me if it is worth anything? I couldn't find anything like it on the web, not even E-bay! It's in perfect condition as it had been preserved in muck. Thank you. Sincerely, Dedi Mac


From: Hammerberg

Subject: Found bottle

Date: 09/22/2006 7:25:05 PM

My dad found a bottle at a construction site and the has the words WHITTMORE, BOSTON USA and the number 23 on the bottom. It is approx 5 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide. I have been doing some research on the internet and looking through a few books from the library, but I have not been able to identify it. Any ideas on this as far as origin or worth ??? Thank you in advance for your help, Dana



Subject: Blue/Green bottle w/ federal use on it

Date: 09/22/2006 7:33:21 PM

I have a bottle that appears molded yet has a lot of bubbles in it. The lip is different from those on your site. The seam stops and does not go over the lip. There is an embossed message that reads Federal Law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. The letters are not consistent size and are all in capitals. The base has a rim and a sunken area also. There are other letter lightly apparent, yet not readable. Pictures included. Do you have anything like this? Mary Linthorst


From: Chris and Cathy McGinnis

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 09/22/2006 9:35:39 PM

I have a "One Pint" flask that has the "B in a Circle" Brockway logo on the bottom between the numbers 105 and 47. It also has D126 on the bottom. No label is left It says "Made in USA" "Patd 95464" on the bottom and on the back has the "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-Use of this Bottle" all in capital letters. The bottle sides (around the curve on each side) appears to be depicting the side of a barrel. It has a rope looking impression around the neck at the top where the cap goes on. Any ideas??? We found it in our backyard when removing a Bush in a pile of other bottles. This one just seemed interesting to me. HELP!


From: Hammerberg hammrs To: 'Digger'

Subject: RE: Found bottle

Date: 09/23/2006 9:20:32 AM

Thank you, I was on the website and that is how I found your email address. I have been all over only to determine it is an old apothecary bottle. I do not see anything that helps me determine what the #23 on the bottom means or what WHITTMORE means. Since I am not really into collecting bottles I did not want to purchase a book, just curious about this particular bottle. Dana _____

From: Digger [mailto:] Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2006 8:49 AM To: Hammerberg

Subject: Re: Found bottle Shoe polish, 1880-1910, $1-2  Digger

“ ----- Original Message -----

From: Hammerberg mailto:hammrs Sent: Friday, September 22, 2006 8:25 PM

Subject: Found bottle My dad found a bottle at a construction site and the has the words WHITTMORE, BOSTON USA and the number 23 on the bottom. It is approx 5 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide. I have been doing some research on the internet and looking through a few books from the library, but I have not been able to identify it. Any ideas on this as far as origin or worth ??? Thank you in advance for your help, Dana


From: ValDFranco

Subject: Hi digger

Date: 09/23/2006 3:38:15 PM

 Do you recognize this bottle? or know it's value? Franco.


From: Otisindy

Subject: pepsi bottles

Date: 09/23/2006 6:15:23 PM

Are 16 oz. glass pepsi bottles worth anything?


From: ProfShepherd7c

Subject: richardhudnut bottle

Date: 09/23/2006 6:50:10 PM

I've recently acquired several gorgeous bottles--a full bottle of SSS Tonic Appetizer and a perfect condition Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery bottle, for example-- from a circa. 1850 PA farmhouse we're salvaging. I'm having difficulty determining the history and identifying the contents (and value) of the following bottle, which is approx. 1/3 full of a white crystallized substance. I'm unable to provide a picture, but here's the description: Of clear glass, embossed with "Richard Hudnut New York" within a scroll design, the bottle is rectangular, and measures 6" X 3" X 2" The bottom has a raised flower design, and the screw on lid of brass (I think) bears the RH monogram. I 've learned a bit about the history of Richard Hudnut and the DuBarry cosmetics/perfumery, so I'm guessing that this bottle dates somewhere between 1900 and 1930s, although Hudnut began manufacturing powders and perfumes in 1890s. I can find no description, though, of this particular bottle/product in the many sites I've visited; I even contacted the still-active cosmetic company but received no word. I would be delighted with any information you can provide. Thank you, Tonya Shepherd


From: Marie Telford

Subject:  The Jorum Jug

Date: 09/24/2006 3:32:25 AM

Good Evening, My name is Marie Telford & I was hoping you would be able to help me with an appraisal on the attached H Kennedy (Glasgow stoneware Jug). I know Henry Kennedy operated at Barrowfield Potteries, Glasgow between 1886 & 1929. I have seen some of his pieces on the Internet, worth quite substantial amounts. I have attached photo's from every angle & reduced them in size, so they don't take forever to download. The Jug has no damage (chips or crack). Your help would be appreciated & await your advise. Regards Marie. 


From: LeAnn

Subject: The Mothers Friend Glass Bottle

Date: 09/24/2006 8:37:37 AM

Dear Sir, I have recently found a rectangular shaped clear glass bottle embossed on front "THE MOTHERS FRIEND" on the left "ATLANTA, GA" and on right "BRADFORD RECL CO". I know it was a tonic that prior to July 1909 claimed to alleve all risks and pains associated with child birth, but was seized by the US Government in 1909 as mislabeled. Apparently it only contained an oil and some soap. Any info on this bottle such as value? Thanks LeAnn Curry


From: carroyl taylor

Subject: decanter

Date: 09/24/2006 12:07:48 PM

 have a wine decanter that is pewter on top and bottom with the middle of glass. the scene is in color and is a painting of two woman and a girl with grape baskets and grapes. It iss hand painted. the bottom says Riprod Vietata c.c art 2598. I have had it from about the 1970's. it is from Italy is it worth anything? carroyl taylor


From: Michael

Subject: wheaton canning jar

Date: 09/24/2006 3:47:32 PM

My wife found this old canning jar at a garage sale. I do not expect it is worth alot. I am sending 2 pictures of this half-pint canning jar. It shows the only marks on the jar. But, I would like to know how old it might be and possibly what little it might be worth. Thank you so much Respectfully Michael B. Niles, Mi


From: CubbyWholeFarm

Subject: Ballard Snow Liniment Co , St. Louis, Mo.

Date: 09/24/2006 10:25:23 PM

I found a " Ballard Snow Liniment Co. St. Louis , Mo." bottle while tilling my garden area. Any information about this bottle would sure be appreciated.I feel like I've found an historical treasure.Have a great first full week of fall.      Take care      Tym Werp      cubbypapaonlbottle


From: Brett

Subject: old bottle

Date: 09/24/2006 11:08:22 PM

I found 2 old bottles sitting on a stump in the woods one is a amber purex bottle 1/2 gallon size but the other one looks almost identical to the purex bottle but its clear and is unmarked has a screw cap on it which is rusted so it cant be read and a finger hole on the neck like the purex bottle just wondering what it was I am guessing these bottles were left by loggers in the late fortys or early fifties


From: Kristy Grant k.


Date: 09/25/2006 2:34:28 PM




Subject: Need Info on Amber Bottle with Man carrying Large Fish..

Date: 09/25/2006 6:55:15 PM

Hi, I need some information on an Amber Bottle which is rectangular and is 9" high, 8" around, base is 2" x 3" . The neck has a 1" opening. It is embossed on the front with a man carrying a large fish on his back the glass has bubbles in the glass. On the bottom which is the base there is something embossed that looks to be like in a circle which has a 4, then a symbol that looks like a man with a cap on and a 5 underneath it. Then there is a 5 out to the side. Kind of looks like this 4 5 This is the best description I can give you. Thanks       5     for any information you can give me on this bottle. I thought it may be an old Cod Liver Oil Bottle and this is the only markings on the bottle. It also appears to maybe have had a screw on top..Just not sure. Thanks!! Kay Trivette Concord, NC


From: Joy Gilliam joy.g

Subject: Bottles

Date: 09/26/2006 6:07:49 PM

Hi Digger I have two bottles that I am trying to find out more info and value on. My grandfather aquired these bottles approx 1917. Can you please help me? 1. This bottle is approx. 9" high and 8 " around the middle, It is clear or light green in colour. The top is the type that a bottle cap would be used on. It also has bubbles in the glass. The embossing is a big triangle with a smaller triangle inside with the lettering between the two triangles Obermeyer & Liebmann New yourk City Obermeyer is going up one side of the triangle and Libebmann going down the other. The & sign is at the top of the triangle the word New York City is on the bottom of the Triangle. In the middle of the two triangles is the letter L and O going through it. Under the Triangle is the words: Registered This bottle not to be used refilled or sold Must be returned The second bottle is approx: 7.5 Inches high. it is clear or light green in colour with bubbles in the glass It is embossed with the lettering as follows: Schweppes across the top By Appointment across the bottom In the middle of the two words is a crest of a Lion on one side and a unicorn of the other in between the two animals is a coat of arms with Latin? DI?U ETMON DROIT HONI ??OU MALPENSE - not sure of some of these letters. On the bottom of the bottle are the letters K B L L on the top with the number 14 in the middle and the numbers 515 below it. I would appreciate any info at all! Thanks Brad Gillam


From: John Skidmore

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 09/26/2006 10:21:44 PM

Hi, I have a Whiskey bottle with white raised embossing titled Exploration Whiskey tall clear glass. I found it cleaning out my grandfathers house. West coast Oregon. If it is worth it I will send you a picture. Just curious how rare it is. Thanks John


From: Frankie E. Hodges

Subject: Antique botles ber and soda

Date: 09/26/2006 10:44:39 PM

I have some bottles I'd like to sell I live in the Savannah GA., area Please respond, thank you. Frankie


From: Laceym12382

Subject: hi

Date: 09/27/2006 5:57:25 AM

i have over a dozen bottles of whiskey from the 1950's. all of them are full and unopened. I was wondering if they were worth anything, and if so how much? thanks


From: Stephen Schaefer

Subject: indian snake oil cologne

Date: 09/27/2006 12:21:30 PM

In an old clothing store in Bandera, Texas, the proprietor has a nearly empty bottle of old cologne sitting on the counter. The old label is entitled, "Wild West Indian Snake Oil Cologne". It is a green bottle, with a tin twist-off top. It looks 1800-ish. The owner says it is the last one he has. Do you know where I may find this product to buy? Thank you, Stephen L. Schaefer Law Offices of Stephen L.


From: Kmug500

Subject: ?'s on a bottle w/no seam & maybe a pontil bottom

Date: 09/27/2006 8:28:41 AM

 Hello, I have a question on one bottle I have and hope you could help. I am not a collector. I just buy what I think is pretty or different. Lately I have done some reading on bottles. I have a bottle that has no seems, it has what might be a pontil bottom (smooth, not sharp). No markings at all. The neck looks like someone scrapped a tool along one side while making this bottle. The very top of the bottle looks as though it was finished with a knife cut. The neck is also not perfectly straight. It is a hair wider in the middle of the neck. I did my best to take some pictures, hope they come through. Thank you for time and hopefully answers. Kelly Wigmore


From: Lytelchief1

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 09/27/2006 8:54:46 AM

Hi Mr.Digger I Have A Stampede Bottle Dk.Brown Eith An Eagle And Looks Like Bullswith On A Pocket Watch On Top On The Lower Right Hand Side Theres A Bigger Pocket Watch With A Eagle And Some Kind Of Crest 3stars And Four Lines And Sears Stamped On A Banner Could You Tell Me If It Has Any Value And How Much Thank You Lytelchief1


From: william kinzalow

Subject: bitters bottle

Date: 09/28/2006 11:22:55 AM

small bitters bottle with 2 mold seams that go to the top with metal stopper with cork bottle 5" tall with top 5 7/8" tall has numbers 278 or 218 on the bottom top of bottle is painted black, bottle in good condition. any information thanks kinzalow


From: brianmorton

Subject: liquor bottle

Date: 09/28/2006 11:16:22 AM

I have a liquor bottle that I can't seem to find out about, and was hoping you could help me. It is the state of Tennessee and the bottom reads: LIQUOR BOTTLE 185 QUEEN ANN B. CHINA OMB-MC-2 1969 with a copyright mark after the 1969.Anything you could tell me would be helpful.Thanks


From: D. Shayne Aldrich dshaynea

Subject: hi

Date: 09/28/2006 1:24:50 PM

I have an old bottle that is figural with a hand holding a knife, do you know anything about it? Shayne


From: Morris Mccarthy


Date: 09/28/2006 5:31:43 PM

How are you shanita groeschel. If you'd want some extra cash, refi with my company. Take a sec. to review, and we will be in touch shortly. Thanks Alot, Morris Mccarthy


From: Jessica Wooten jessicaw028


Date: 09/28/2006 5:22:18 PM

Hi I have a bottle of Jack Daniels 90 proof whiskey,I believe it to be about 30 years old.It is in great shape and still has it's original paper seal on the cap.Was wondering if it might be worth sometrhing and how much?    Thanks  Jessica email: jessicaw028 


From: skip price skip99202

Subject: 1858 cross

Date: 09/28/2006 7:19:39 PM

Concerning the 1 qt, mason cross...are the ones with 469 ..nov 26 67 the only repo's? are the others original?


From: Tiffany Burnett tburnetttny.

Subject: Help!!

Date: 09/28/2006 8:33:33 PM

HELP me please... I just spent several min reading all the stuff on your site.. I'm in desperate need of info.. I found a Cobalt Medicine Bottle in my basement and I'm desperately trying to find the value of it and how I could cash it in or sell it.... I don't have a picture of it but all I can do is tell you about it the best I can... I have been told its from around the early 1900s.. the label is kinda there but has come off from being handled.. McKesson Vitamin A&D Emu...(possibly emulsion) It has a metal top there was a date on the top but it flaked off.. the bottle is NOT blown glass it has a seam that runs down the side and I believe it goes to the top but have NOT taken the top off because there is the ORIGINAL Medicine in the bottle still!!! I don't know where it was bottled or manufactured ... but you can just make out a part of Montreal... I live near Rochester New York.. So im not sure if you know anybody around my area or even if your able to get to my area.. It took me some time to find your site too .:! Tiffany Burnett


From: John Skidmore skidmail7xprt

Subject: Re: BottleQuestion

Date: 09/28/2006 9:16:20 PM

Digger, Thanks alot for looking at this! John

“ ----- Original Message -----

From: Digger To: John Skidmore Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 12:25 PM


Subject: Re: BottleQuestion Might be an enameled whiskey 1900 ish send a pix  Digger

“ ----- Original Message -----

From: John Skidmore  Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 11:21 PM


Subject: BottleQuestion Hi, I have a Whiskey bottle with white raised embossing titled Exploration Whiskey tall clear glass. I found it cleaning out my grandfathers house. West coast Oregon. If it is worth it I will send you a picture. Just curious how rare it is. Thanks John


From: Linda Tyler


Date: 09/29/2006 4:47:23 AM

Hi we have found a bottle. It is light green to dark green glass. It is covered in what appears to be dk brown paper. It has a map, nova totius terrarium orbis geographica on it with gold embossing around the edge. The opening has a half inch lip around it and appears to have no seams. The base is recessed very slightly.It is about 3 inches in diameter narrowing to opening of about an inch. The bottle stands about 7 inches high.There is no brand on it anywhere, the only writing is on the map. I printed in the wording of the map into google and found the original map is quite old. The bottle looks quite old, I can find nothing on it. Thanks Linda


From: Dan & Deborah Lambert

Subject: bottle question

Date: 09/29/2006 6:05:22 AM

Many years ago my husband came across a bottle on a job site that he kept and has treasured and displayed in his office. Unfortunately it got broken last week by a cleaning person. It appears to be a beer bottle and has a marble ball in the neck. The wording on the bottle is "La Gasosa Bottling Works" - Extra strong glass - Made in England - Dale Brown. Do you have any other information/date on this type of bottle? Thank you. D. Lambert


From: Stephen Snider snider39

Subject: Hi

Date: 09/29/2006 9:20:41 AM

Hi, I found this bottle and was wondering if you would know what was in it. Bless God, Find Joy, Stephen Snider 


From: Debbie_Jacksonurphyoilcorpbottle

Subject: dice bottle

Date: 09/29/2006 12:26:22 PM

 My daughter found a small dice bottle. Can you tell me about this bottle? How old it is and what it was used for. Or can you direct me where I could find out about this bottle? Thanks Debbie


From: Angelica Chalmers achalmers7

Subject: Whiskey Bottle

Date: 09/29/2006 12:48:35 PM

Hello, I found a Schenley Whiskey Decanter at the goodwill shop recently. I bought it because I thought it was pretty. Attached is a picture of one that is the same I found on the internet, except mine still has the glass stopper. My question is, would you like to have it. I think its pretty, but I don't really collect bottles or anything. I just thought it would be interesting to research online. If its of any value to you, I'd be happy to give it to you. Otherwise, it will just get stuck on a shelf to gather dust. Best Regards, Angelica in Wisconsin


From: David Schripsema davidschripsema

Subject: Old London Dry Gin bottle

Date: 09/29/2006 3:44:28 PM

I was recently rummaging around an old dude ranch (one of the first) when I spotted the lip of a bottle barely visible above the dirt. I dug it out and found it to be very interesting looking. On the front it says: Federal Law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle Gordon's London Dry Gin R 514 REG: 610 617 It has "New Jersey" up one side of the bottle and "Linden" up the other side. On the bottom, there is a round indented area with a boars head and the number 56 * 5, where the star is a design with a vertical pill shape intersected by a horizontal diamond. The lip of the bottle is rounded at the top, tapers down to a raised flat section, then another rounded section. There is a seam that extends all the way up both sides of the bottle. It is in good shape, but has some algaeish stuff on the inside that looks as though it would easily come off if attacked with a bottle brush. It also has some minor cracks around the edge of the indented circle on the bottom. It is 8 1/2" or so high and is rectangular in shape, with rounded corners. I'm just curious if this bottle is worth anything more than a cool decoration. Regards, David Schripsema


From: Andy Goldfrank

Subject: Pontiled Medicine Picture.

Date: 09/29/2006 4:17:28 PM

Following up on my earlier email (i.e., the Toledo Cure), I thought you might like this image of a flint glass pontiled Butler's Effervescent that we dug in Annapolis, MD last month out of an 1830s pit. I did not see an image of this bottle in your encyclopedia. Please let me know if you need anything else. Thanks, Andy


From: kristy lynn parker christy.parker

Subject: canadial club whiskey bottle full

Date: 09/29/2006 5:52:21 PM

Dear Digger, I was looking at all the items you have and I came across the one where it was from Canadian Club and wasn't sure of the year. But I have a bottle that is still full and with the original box it came in with an ad inside and mine is from 1934 for sure and I was wondering if that increases the value of this bottle? I am also wondering what it would be worth, just an estimated guess is fine? The description of it is the label at the top says by appointment to her majesty King George V Canadian Club straight Whisky it was a souvenir Chicago 1934 this is what the box says? It is a US Pint and I was just wondering??? Thank you very much Kristy L Parker


From: Kasi Maakestad johnboyaceykndytelbottle

Subject: I found a bottle, and have a question

Date: 09/29/2006 8:57:02 PM

Hello, I found an old bottle it appears to be some sort of old medicine bottle. I was wondering if you could help me with any information. It is exactly 3 and 7/16 inches long and 13/16 of an inch wide stands flat on the bottom and is round tube shaped bottle. The side of the bottle in raised letters it says Gde Koming Tilly. Thanks, Kasi Maakestad


From: followthesonlltel2b


Date: 09/29/2006 9:03:48 PM

I was wondering if you could help me with age, and value of an old bottle. It was found in the indian river about 35 miles south of Daytona Beach. It looks black, about 17 inchs tall, you can see where it was broken off from blow pipe on bottom, pontil I think is what you call it, You can see wood grain patterns all over it. The top has been cut off, and has a glass ring applied around top. My Brother found if back in 1975 in about 4 foot of water near an indian mound, not far from Oak Hill Fl. Thanks for any help, Doug


From: Jeremy Eastman baseballstar8024


Date: 09/29/2006 10:04:58 PM

Hi, I have recently found 4 gallon jugs with one handle on them. They all have lids. 2 are in mint condition with just a little wine stain on the bottom ring. They are Wilen Wine 100% pure California Ruby Red POrt. Bottled In Philadelphia PA. At the top they have, I'll call it a tag with a number on it it has the keystone sign for pa at the top is 1953, and the bottom of the sign is says 1954 all 4 bottles are the same the bottom of the bottle all of them say 201. But then another number all the numbers are different. Says one gallon on both sides at the top. Also on the label is say the number 49 real large . Is this worth anything? Thanks for your time


From: Chris and Cathy McGinnis wvcountry

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 09/29/2006 10:22:20 PM

Ok, I have a bottle question for you. I have a bottle that is clear, thick glass. The mark on the bottom is a keystone with a k in the middle, which I've found out is from the Knox Glass company. There is a 6 above the logo and "1019a" below. I would love to know the age and value of this bottle. It had a screw on cap, which I do not have, and the bottle is hourglass shaped with three "ribs" going up and down the middle of the curved in sides. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!----------Chris


From: Fmjmini

Subject: Bottles

Date: 09/29/2006 6:53:13 PM

Hi, My name is Sandy Jones and I am the editor of the Midwest Miniature Bottle Collectors Club Newsletter. We are the largest mini bottle club in the U.S. and we have been around since 1979, specializing in 50ml liquors, whiskies, scotch, tequilas, gins, vodkas, mixed, cognacs, armagnacs, blown glass figurals with liqueur, ceramics with liqueurs, whiskey or scotch whiskey inside. U.S. collectable minis are made by JonSol, Silver State Specialities, Lionstone, Ski Country, etc. Peru is once again producing the Inca Piscos, along with a new line of figurals minis. Forcoll put out a huge selection of figural liqueurs/whisky back in the 80s, all from Argentina. There have been many different producers of mini bottles through the years, and we have someone who can answer just about any question about these bottles. Our hobby does not include any of the historical bottles, and except for the odd embossed whiskey, our minis have paper, foil, screen-printed or decal labels. You are so knowledgeable about older bottles, and I frequently send people to your website. I would be happy to refer questions about mini bottles (that you do not know about) to one of several of our members who will know. We are glad to answer any questions about minis that you care to refer to us. You may also direct folks to our club website _http://miniaturebottlesbottle_ (http://miniaturebottlesbottle) . Many thanks, keep up the good work. Sandy Jones Midwest Miniature Bottle Collectors (MMBC) 7410 NW 105th Street Oklahoma City OK 73162


From: Ggreendoggie

Subject: old cleveland, ohio glass bottle.

Date: 09/29/2006 7:16:42 PM

dear digger, I found five glass bottle with the words G.E & Co ebrossed on them. They were possible made in cleveland, ohio area. I' wondering If you might know the name of the maker or where to look for index for manufactries. I've been having no luck found such info. Thanks Ben


From: Bobybu

Subject: Help please

Date: 09/30/2006 2:32:37 AM

Dear Mr. Odell, My name is bob Butera and I work for the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton , New Jersey. We are preparing an exhibit on the economy of the area in the year 1782. Part of the exhibit will recreate a store where British Patent Medicines were sold. We are looking for any information, images or photographs for the following bottles: Bateman's Pectoral Drops Daffy's Elixer Godfrey's Cordial Although these were popular in the late 18th century,( and beyond) we can't seem to find any examples of how they were bottled and shipped. We would greatly appreciate any help you can provide. Thank You Robert M. Butera Historical Interpreter Old Barracks Museum 101 Barracks Street Trenton N.J. 


From: jdkump

Subject: Cyrus Nobel Mine collection

Date: 09/30/2006 11:18:46 AM

Dear Digger, I'm sure this question wil sound like deja vu. My Mom has given me her Cyrus Nobel Mine collection tell me its worth----- Thank You, John Kump


From: michael

Subject: coca cola

Date: 09/30/2006 3:44:39 PM

what can you tell me about an amber colored bottle with buchhiets bottlinc/wks registered/new decatur,ala on front and coca cola near base on back.


From: william b. lyman weasel7capebottle

Subject: old bottle

Date: 09/30/2006 5:07:37 PM

I read or web page and found someone who found a Saywer's Crystal Blueing bottle on Cae Cod, Ma. I live on the Cape and I too have a bottle of Saywer's Crystal Blueing. It would be interesting to learn something about this bottle, it's history, use, etc.           Bill


From: Nancy

Subject: Emailing: DSCF1780

Date: 09/30/2006 7:29:48 PM

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: what are my bottles worth?

Date: 09/30/2006 6:29:27 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


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