September 2005 Questions

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From: Rudy Martinez ram9970


Date: 09/01/2005 12:01:49 AM

digger, I have a bottle, described at the bottom: "tcw-co usa L-6-4". Does it have any value? Thanks, Rudy

Probably the bottle is not worth much.  However, the base marking Would be for the Wheaton Company of Millville, NJ.  I am going to guess the bottle is clear and may have been a type of chemical bottle which was their specialty before they began with the Famous Wheaton bottles in the 1960s. the mark goes back to 1888. Digger


From: Henry J. Schmidt skipmart

Subject:: Hopalong Cassidy quart milk bottle

Date: 09/01/2005 1:15:30 AM

Digger how can I tell the difference between an authentic Hopalong Cassidy milk bottle and a reproduction? I purchased two quart milk bottles and I'm wondering if their authentic. Henry Schmidt

I am suspicious.  I think these are repros.  Occasionally, people find a cache of milks but given the style and single black print, I am going with new. If a reader knows more, please let me know. Digger


From: Kanikzb To:, Kanikzb

Subject:: What is this bottle?

Date: 09/01/2005 4:24:32 PM

HI, I found this bottle and was hoping you might have some idea exactly what it is and how much it might be? Thanks, Kathy



From: Jim Hintz depglass

Subject:: supreme bottling co

Date: 09/01/2005 9:59:02 PM

I recently came across an old bottle made by Supreme Bottling Co Waukesha Wi. It has a funny stopper that hangs down inside the bottle. The back is marked THIS BOTTLE IS NEVER SOLD. S B & C CO. A very heavy clear bottle. It looks like the soda bottle from 1880 to 1910 on your site. Curious Jim HIntz


From: TNT Customs tntcustoms

Subject:: ike and earl tusing

Date: 09/01/2005 11:36:34 PM

Did the tusing brothers ever bottle their whiskey ? Thanks great grand son brandon tusing


From: Colin Barrow

Subject:: 5 pictures for you

Date: 09/01/2005 11:38:53 PM

Dear Digger. Can you tell me anything about this bottle, interested in the rarity of it, how old it would be, and is there any value, The bottle has a crack, as you can see in the photograph. Height of bottle 6 1/2" and 2 5/8" across. Also what would it been used for. It was made by Stiff of lambeth.


From: Judy Baldwin

Subject:: Reproduction poison bottles

Date: 09/02/2005 12:11:25 AM

Hello Digger, I would like to know what poison bottle repros are on the market today that you know of , do you know if there are any skull cobalt blue, coffins ect., the rarer types, so I can keep my eye out for. Thanking you .Jane


From: Mary Beth Shearin

Subject:: Can you help me?

Date: 09/02/2005 1:32:25 AM

Hello Digger, I've been trying to find anything related to the Bostlemann Bottling or soda company in Chicago, IL. I saw that a woman by the name of Marge Barbush wrote you a question about a bottle she has. Do you have any way for me to get in touch with her to inquire as to whether she would be willing to sell it? I appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you, Mary Beth Shearin

It was from October 2001. I'm sorry, I didn't realize how far back that went. Below is the question and your response. I'm just trying to find anything to do with Bostelmann's in Chicago. Thank you so much for getting back to me and for all your help. Mary Beth Shearin I have these 4 bottles can you tell me about them. All embossed one say's Standard Bottling Co. Trade Mark Standard Registered Chicago ILL. on bottom back C & CO. LIM bottle has a metal piece in neck sticking out I think what was a cap. thin cork cap loose in bottom of bottle. Another bottle Gottfried Brewing Co. Chicago (blob top). Next Bostelmann's Chicago & last Mutual Bottling Works Chicago with a crescent moon for it's trademark. These last two look like pop bottles. What can you tell me about them, age etc.. anything would be helpful. Thanks, Marge Barbush

Soda and beer bottles breaks down as follows. Blob tops generally pre-1900. Crown top not machine made pre-World War I. Crown tops machine made 1915-present. The Gottfired Brewing Bottle was started by Matheus Gottfried in 1870. It was not known as the Gottfired Brewing company until 1882. It stopped production in 1924. The standard bottle is probably a soda and dates to about 1907 based on the C & Co. mark. Value of these items is probably under $10 each. Digger. On Sep 2, 2005, at 3:41 AM


From: MMS

Subject:: Gilbey's Spey Royal Scotch Whisky

Date: 09/02/2005 3:17:34 AM

Hello Digger, Firts of all.. Thak you for your "question"-service :) I have a bottle I would like to know some more about... Age? Rarity? Value? .. High: approximately 47 cm Weigh: approximately 2 kg Label information: Gilbey's Spey Royal Fine Old Scotch Whisky, 70o Proof, 6 2/3 Pints, W"A Gilbey Limitied, Glen Spey distillery Speyside Scotland. Thank you :) // Maria 


From: Jay Tyzzer

Subject:: March question

Date: 09/02/2005 4:50:58 AM

Hi Digger, You may have had this answered already but there is the question that was posted many years ago which I read tonight. "Hi, I have a small 6" round bottle. It has a simple rolled lip. It has a cork and on top of the cork is a metal stopper. On the bottle are the words. kwan loong. On the metal top are also the words, kwan loong and co.*On the bottom of the bottle it has G100 in the middle and on one side, Z22. Any ideas? I live in Alberta Canada, and found this on the prairie. Thanks. Colleen Colleen, When the Chinese came to this country to work on the Railroads (1860s) they brought a demand for goods from their homeland. I can't hazard a guess what it might have contained. Digger: Ok, Kwan Loong is a brand of Chinese medicine and is use just like you would use Ben Gay. It is a clear oil with menthol, camphor, Lavender spike, Methyl Silicates (wintergreen) and eucalyptus oil. The product has changed some of its ingredients over the years, It is very potent stuff. I still have a bottle from when I was in Thailand back in the '70s. I just came back from Taiwan where I purchased tow more bottles. The lead top in the cork has been changed to a plastic screw on. The ingredients have changed a bit also but need to see my old bottle to be sure. Anyway, Here is the answer. Better late then never. Your reader has a nice bottle but not that rare I think. Jay Tyzzer


From: Haley Cluck


Date: 09/02/2005 2:00:48 PM

Hi. I bought a bottle the has the word proeller embossed on the side of it and also has a porcelain stopper with proeller on it. It is a green bottle and i was just curoius about the name on it, what origin or language it is and also how old the bottle might be and what it might have once had in it? I tried several different things and just cannot come up with anything. Thought maybe you could help! Thanks kansas


From: Terry Wilkerson

Subject:: SINCLAIR MFG. CO. bottles

Date: 09/02/2005 5:45:27 PM

Digger: What can you tell me about "SINCLAIR MFG.CO. TOLEDO, O." glass bottles. I have a gallon one brown jug and a one-half gallon jug. Both jugs have on their bottoms "CONTENTS MFG BY SINCLAIR MFG. CO. TOLEDO, O." The gallon just also has the numbers/letters: "672 128A", "A8", "Ball". The 1/2 gallon jug has on its bottom: "CONTENTS MFG BY SINCLAIR MFG. CO. TOLEDO, O." and an odd character which looks like a cross between an "A" and an "H". These are round jugs with a small handle near the top (looks like a moonshine jug from old TV shows) and the top has a place for a lid to screw on. Thank you. jan


From: MichaelMarilyn Kozma makmkk

Subject:: beer bottles

Date: 09/02/2005 9:41:51 PM

My husband has several cases of Ballantine beer bottles, complete with the cases. Are these worth anything?


From: SusantZ99

Subject:: ink bottle

Date: 09/02/2005 7:06:25 PM

I recently excavated an old ink is clear (with aqua blue cast) glass. Measures approx. 4" wide at the base including the spout, 2" high and the spout is approx. 1-1/2." It has 11 straight cut facets on the sides, and the top has 2 groves across the whole top about the width of a pencil (I assume to hold the quill horizontally). The bottom reads "pat appd for" and there are three very small conjoining circles with dots in the middle-below the writing. It also has two little nibs at the farthest end from the spout on the bottom (like little feet to stabilize the base? ). The bottle in whole is not very attractive as I have found in all my other bottle books....and I have not found any inkwell with 11 sides or any with the shape of this bottle. I live in Chicago and am an excavator operator...we fight for these things and I think I owe my ground man some lunch!!! Thank you for your help, Susan Rubio


From: Affordable R

Subject:: coca cola bottles

Date: 09/03/2005 1:20:31 PM

I have 2 coca cola bottles, bottled in Brainerd, Mn. both 6 fl oz. to my vision, I think the dates on these are 1-41 and 4-45 but I am not for sure. what would these be worth? Al




Date: 09/03/2005 2:20:36 PM

Hi: From your website, I know that you are extremely busy with questions about bottles. We have a Mission orange soda bottle, unopened from about 35 years ago or more On the front it says 10 fl. oz. MISSION OF California and return for refund. On the back it says "Mission" and return for refund, naturally good in all flavors, bottled under authority of Mission of California, Los Angeles Calif UsA 10 fl. oz. On the bottom of the bottle it says C1900, and inside the bottle (unopened) it has a crumpled pack of cigarettes, brand unknown, with a NY sales tax stamp appearing on the pack. On the top of the lid, it says Mission Orange Soda, bottled by Jeff Bottling Company, Inc. Watertown, N Y 13601. Does this bottle have any value? My husband was offered quite a lot for it when he first had it but that's been many years ago. Thanks for any help. Mrs. R. Gardner Kingston, Illinois


From: Louise Willis

Subject:: bottle

Date: 09/03/2005 3:06:08 PM

I recently found a brown glass Roman Cleanser bottle in excellent condition with the printing on glass. The date states est. 1919. What kind of value does this have? Jean Willis, Sault Ste. Marie Mi.


Bleach bottles are typically made in amber glass.  There are several well known brands with Clorox being the most well known.  As a collectible, they rank quite low in the bottle world.  They were made in millions and hundreds of thousands of them survive, far out stripping the demand by buyers.  I am sorry to say that they have almost no value - despite seeing them priced in antique malls for $10-15 each. Those listed on Ebay, even as low as $.99 for the opening bid are not getting any action since the shipping would be greater than the value.  Digger



Subject:: 1962 Jim Beam Flower Basket Bottle

Date: 09/03/2005 2:24:10 PM

Hi Digger - I just bought a bottle at an antique store today, I had no idea it was a Jim Beam Bottle, I just liked the colors and thought it was cool. When I got home, I saw the bottom said "Creation of James A Beam Distilling Co" (c) C Miller 1962 Genuine Regal China I did some digging on the Internet, and found it listed in a picture directory which said Executive and Holiday Series - Mine does not have the top or stopper with it, and now that I know it is missing I want it - Do you know how much the bottle is worth? And where I could look for one to buy that is complete with the stopper? ? There are so many beam bottles for sale on e-bay but not one of them is this one which I really want to purchase if it is out there. Any advice would be greatly appreciated - thanks- Nika Ramsell


From: kayla luebke

Subject:: letter

Date: 09/03/2005 10:36:55 PM

if I have a pickle crock patented in December the 21 1915 made in red wing union stone ware company red wing Minnesota how much would it be worth


From: Katrina & Gregory Watkins

Subject:: Questions About Zwack Liqueur Bottles Purchased at an Estate Sale

Date: 09/04/2005 1:31:24 AM

Dear Digger, I recently purchased two (2) Zwack Liqueurs at an Estate Sale. They appear to be items that are no longer imported or in production by the company. Could you please tell me some information about the two? I would like to inquire, if I may, around what time they were bottled and imported to the states, as well as the value of them now? Both bottles are unopened and in excellent condition. I would greatly appreciate any assistance you could give me. I have attached pictures of the items in question. The First Bottle has, Yvette Special Liqueur Zwack, Magyar Gyartmany, and Product of Hungary, Yvette Liqueur, 68 Proof 23/32 Pint, Imported by Kraus Bros & Co Inc, New York, printed on its two labels, and is in a beautiful Glass Decanter that is marked Zwack, Budapest, Hungary. Through research, I have come to learn that the Liqueur is Violette, and no longer in production. The Second Bottle's label reads, Cacao Chouva Liqueur, Zwack, Imported by KRAUS BROS & CO Inc. New York, 46 Proof, Product of Hungary, 23/32 Pint, Made in Budapest Hungary by J. Zwack & Co., and is in a Beautiful Brown Bottle that is marked Zwack, Budapest, Hungary. I purchased these items, because the bottles looked beautiful to me, but I am quite curious about thier origin. Thanks in advance for your response concerning this matter. Kind Regards...Katrina E. Watkins


From: Isabow1965

Subject:: Ezra Brooks Bottle

Date: 09/03/2005 9:57:52 PM

My father bought this, can't remember when: Clear, Square bottle 3-4" wide; 2 cathedral windows on each side (glass shaped, not cut, more of a molded design), square of bottle about 6"-7" high, narrows to center with 1 1/2" neck (opening about 1 - 1 1/4") that flares out at the top to hold the stopper; each side has a small flat rectangle space about 1/2 high (kinda like where a ribbon would be tied around the center of the decanter) pressed through the windows where nothing is printed, stopper is square also (no ribbon spacing), one cathedral window on each side, bottom of decanter has flower or sun, covering pretty much the entire space (16 petals on stopper, can't count bottom) same as the stopper. Face of decanter has 1" x 2 1/2" label stating "EZRA BROOKS 90 Proof 750 Ml (25.4 FL. oz) KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY, Bottled by Ezra Brooks Distilling Co. Owensboro KY; neck of decanter has label: Real Sippin' Whiskey 7 years old. If this can help, tax stamp is: 016313556. Was opened (already) and am currently sippin it!!!! Excellent. Probably missing 4-6 shots. Stored with plastic wrap jammed in stopper to keep out the air as the stopper keeper has deteriorated. Thanks for any help. Sentimental value only, but would like to know anything you can tell me.


From: antonette prince


Date: 09/04/2005 12:51:27 PM

hello. I have got a bottle of genuine imported polish mead never opened. it was produced and bottled in poland. I believe the brand is "babunta". the paperwork that is with it says "The Stacole Co.", chicago ill. I cant find a date on it anywhere. I would like any info on it that you could give me on it please. The bottle is clear glass in the shape is a half circle on the bottom with a tall neck. The neck and sides have a fuzzy material on them. it has a cork with a plastic cover over the top of it. Any info would be great. thanks. toni


From: bobolson

Subject:: Devil's head stopper/bottle

Date: 09/04/2005 4:33:40 PM

Hey there Digger, I am trying to help my 88-year-old aunt identify a bottle that she has. She says that it is round glass about 2" in diameter and painted black with a devil's head with cork as a stopper. She said the bottom is white with some writing on it in a brownish red color. Most of the writing is gone except for the beginning which she says appears to be "VOU." I did a Google search and found a stopper at your website location: that appears to be similar to hers. I printed a copy of your devil's head to send to her in hopes that she can say that is the same top she has. I am trying to find someone near where she lives in Tennessee with a digital camera to take pictures of her bottle for me. If I can get them, I will send copies to you. Can you tell me from the sketchy information here if it matches the bottle you would have to go with your stopper? Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Bob Olson


From: Bruce Lock

Subject:: Very old bottle

Date: 09/04/2005 6:20:10 PM

Have any idea. Great grandmother dug this aprox 1900 Aprox 6" tall and 3" wide w/ 1/4" hole. Any value and age



From: BrowniSuzQ

Subject:: John & Robt Harvey Co , Whiskey Bottle

Date: 09/04/2005 6:07:47 PM

I have a John & Robt Harvey Co whiskey bottle. It is from Glascow, Scotland. It is green with cork. It also has a white label under the cork stating " John & Robt Harvey Limited. Do you have any information on this bottle? Thanks, Sue


From: chayla dewald

Subject:: Bottle Question?

Date: 09/04/2005 11:38:32 PM

I dug up a bottle that was about 4 feet under ground and it is a clear bottle that was patented on december 29 1928 on both sides has a picture of a Indian head it says BIG CHIEF in capital letters.7 flud oz bottled in Eugene.OR all the way around bottom says coca cola bottling co. thank you for you time Chayla and Dayle Chayla

There are dozens of varieites of Big Chief soda bottles that were embossed and hundreds more which had painted labels.  Your bottle is one of the more common ones, but people who collect these like them from the different towns and being a Western bottle, that usually makes it more valuable.  I'd guess about $20-30. Below are two different types of the embossed Big chief bottles.  I suspect yours is similar to the one on the left.  Digger


From: Llewellen (Lee) Shore

Subject:: Inquiry

Date: 09/05/2005 12:12:59 AM

Hi Digger, I'm researching a perfume bottle collection that is not so old...1978, marked "Porcelaine Franklin, c 1978 PF". 12 in all, each is in a solid color with a raised white porcelain floral design . I believe the color is representative of the floral on each. The representative floral names are on the bottom of each in Frecj, I believe. For example, "Violette". I Know that Franklin mint began marketing collections in 1978 and that they wer quite often 1 'one per month' issue. So that would be my guess, but I have been unable to validate that opionion. I also have no idea of their value. If you have any information, I would be very grateful. Thank you for your time, Lee Shore


From: Hull, Matthew

Subject:: Question about a bottle

Date: 09/05/2005 11:09:43 AM

Dear Digger, When it comes to bottles I know absolutely nothing and your web site is very helpful. Thanks for allowing me to send you this e-mail. I found the bottle described below when I was out walking yesterday on an old abandoned road. The bottle appeared to have washed out of or off the hillside. I was walking in Cincinnati, OH. The bottle is embossed with Bond & Lillard across the front and One Pint at the bottom. On the bottom of the back it says "Federal Law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle". The height of the bottle is approximately 8.5 inches. The outside of the lip is approximately 1 inch in diameter. The lip of the bottle might be tooled with applied ring and the mold seam appears to stop. There is ridges for a screw cap. The base of the bottle is not smooth and has embossing that appears to read L9385 09 09 and there is also a 1 or I with a circle around it. The shape of the bottle reminds me of that of a flask. The color is clear, there is no label, and the condition is very good I would think. No cracks or chips. I would be happy to know anything about the bottle including age, rarity, value, and history. I read the info about the American Medicinal Spirits Company; that is what lead me to your web-page. Did I find an old bottle or did I find someone's garbage from last year? Thank you very much for your response. If need be I could probably get you a picture if the description is not enough. Sincerely, Matthew Hull


From: Pam Ross

Subject:: Villa Corona

Date: 09/05/2005 12:46:47 PM

I have a bottle that is brown in color and still has wine in it. On the label it says - Established in 1879, Very Superior, Villa Corona, Imperial Tokay Type, Schlesinger & Bender, Inc., Sole Proprietors, San Francisco, Villa Corona Vinyard, Fresno County, California. It has a crown with 1888 printed below it. It has been in my family since 1910 opened when my stepfather was born. Can you tell me anything about it. Thank you. Pam Ross


From: vatter.rl

Subject:: decanter value

Date: 09/05/2005 2:09:35 PM

My father is in ill health and is selling off anything he has of value to help make ends meet. I am trying to help him establish a value for a decanter collection. He purchased this set in Reno, Nv. approximately 1970. It is a Lionstone distilleries 4-piece decanter set, housed in a custom made shadow box holder, purchased together. The decanters portray an old western bar scene of different cowboys in different poses, one scene shows a nude wall painting. Do you know the value of this set? Do you have any suggestions to sell it? Thank you for all your help.


From: Bonsonw

Subject:: HINDS honey and almond cream bottle

Date: 09/05/2005 10:29:29 AM

Hi, have a question about this bottle. It is 2 1/2 inches tall and is clear. it is a hinds honey and almond cream bottle. Inscripted on the side is, improves the complexion. On the other side it says, alcohol 7%. Do you know anything about this bottle? Value, how old, ect... Thank you


From: Tommy & Pearl Thompson


Date: 09/05/2005 5:10:37 PM

Twenty years ago a friend emptied out his liquor cabinet and gave it to me. Among the bottles was a pint bottle of BOLS BALLERINA, Gold Creme De Menthe, containing a Dancing Ballerina. The bottle has never been opened. The bottle is sealed with an Internal Revenue Seal stamped "The Jos. Garneau Co. Louisville, Ky. The label reads it is a PRODUCT OF HOLLAND. Could you advise me if there is any value to this bottle? THANK YOU, Tommy Thompson


From: Laurel Manzola

Subject:: another bottle aging question...

Date: 09/05/2005 9:50:56 PM

Hi Digger, I recently found your Q & A posts, and would love to have the web site address for your main material. (if you have one...) I have recently started (with my husband) looking in fairly remote parts of the desert outside Sparks and Reno, Nevada. I found pieces of a little blue & white plate (could be a child's...measures 3 and a quarter inches across) ) but I can't find an exact match for the pattern, no matter where I search. There was no apparent dumping in the area, and it was far from the road. Also found a little clear screw cap bottle, (4 and a half inches tall) a little stained from water sitting in it. I am sending a pic of both, hoping you can help. The bottom of the bottle was not good for photographing, so I'll describe it. It's Owens Illinois, and the plant number (left of the I-O diamond) is 20. ( PA or Oakland, CA I believe) The year of manufacture number, (to the right of the O-I symbol) has only a 9. It also says PATENT NO (on the top line) (and these numbers are on the bottom line) 4 89237. There is a space between the 4 and the other numbers. Thanks for any help. Do you know of any good digging sites around Reno / Sparks area within a few hours drive? Thanks again, Great Job helping all the people who email you! Laurel Manzola Sparks, NV


From: Jay Tyzzer To: Digger

Subject:: RE: March question

Date: 09/06/2005 4:41:38 AM

HI Digger, Your welcome. The missing ingredient is Chloroform. I guess the government(s) made them take it out. That is the difference between my old stuff and new. I don't know how that would affect a rub on oil but whatever. By the way, my brother and I burned down a 3 man outhouse about 10 years ago in Colorado. It was used by the cowboys when they drove cattle thru the valley there. The cabins are 110 years old but I am sure the outhouse was not that old. Most of the stuff around the woods is old tin cans. Not many bottles and the ones there are smashed. Think there my be some treasures down those holes? If so, perhaps I will get a backhoe out there someday. :-) Have a good one. Jay

From: Digger [] Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 1:12 PM

To: Jay Tyzzer

Subject:: Re: March question Hey Jay, thanks for the info. I will post your answer. Help is always appreciated. Please visit my web site at Digger  ----- Original Message -----  

From: Jay Tyzzer    Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 4:50 AM

Subject:: March question  Hi Digger,    You may have had this answered already but there is the question that was posted many years ago which I read tonight.    "Hi, I have a small 6" round bottle. It has a simple rolled lip. It has a cork and on top of the cork is a metal stopper. On the bottle are the words. kwan loong. On the metal top are also the words, kwan loong and co.*On the bottom of the bottle it has G100 in the middle and on one side, Z22. Any ideas? I live in Alberta Canada, and found this on the prairie. Thanks. Colleen  Colleen, When the Chinese came to this country to work on the Railroads (1860s) they brought a demand for goods from their homeland. I can't hazard a guess what it might have contained. Digger:  Ok, Kwan Loong is a brand of Chinese medicine and is use just like you would use Ben Gay. It is a clear oil with menthol, camphor, Lavender spike, Methyl Silicates (wintergreen) and eucalyptus oil. The product has changed some of its ingredients over the years, It is very potent stuff. I still have a bottle from when I was in Thailand back in the '70s. I just came back from Taiwan where I purchased tow more bottles. The lead top in the cork has been changed to a plastic screw on. The ingredients have changed a bit also but need to see my old bottle to be sure. Anyway, Here is the answer. Better late then never. Your reader has a nice bottle but not that rare I think.  Jay Tyzzer       


From: Gabriele Lower

Subject:: Three Feathers Bottle Found

Date: 09/06/2005 10:24:29 AM

Hello Digger - I came across your site doing some research on a bottle I found while hiking in the woods. It is rectangular; it's width is a little over 3.5 inches and it's height about 8 inches - color brown. It is embossed and it reads on one side on the top 'federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-Use of this bottle' all in caps. Underneath at the bottom is the Three Feathers Logo. The other side of the bottle simply states at the bottom 'ONE PINT'. The bottom of the bottle has something that looks like an anchor with an H across in the center of its base - around the symbol are numbers, above it D-682, to the left the number 9 - to the right 40 and underneath 5. It is a screw cap bottle with the cap rusted and short (under a half an inch). considering it is a screw cap I do not anticipate this being worth much, however, I'd just like to know what year this could be from. Thank you. Gabriele


From: Rupert0801

Subject:: another question !!

Date: 09/06/2005 9:57:55 AM

I recently purchased two decanters which appear to be hand blown, having the mark on the bottom of each of where the blower stopped; the decanters were then cut or pressed to make an elaborate design, crystal? or pressed glass? ? However, the inside of the glass appears to be discolored, or "sick" as an antique dealer said. I have tried Efferdent, all manner of dishwashing solutions, bleach, etc. but the whitish, dulling, effect returns. Strangely enough the discoloration does not show when any clear liquid, like water is in the decanters. (that might be the easiest "solution") :) Your name was given to me by another dealer who said an "acid wash", probable HCl, might do the job of cleaning. Any suggestions ... I don't think I will build a tumbling machine for these two pieces !! Thank you, in advance, for your suggestion to what I imagine is a common problem for glass collectors. Brad Pfaff:


From: Andrea Forsythe

Subject:: Bergin Wine Co. Wiskey Bottle

Date: 09/06/2005 3:48:08 PM

Digger- My husband recently took down one of the walls in our house and found a couple of bottles. According to the deeds, the house was originally built in 1870, however I'm sure it's been renovated a number of times. One of the bottles still had a label on it, so I've scanned it and attached the file. The label reads "Monogram Whiskey Blend" Bergin Wine Co., 169 Blackstone Street, Boston Mass. It is embossed under the label with "Full ½ Pint." The seam on the side of the bottle does not go all the way up to the rim. So, I'm thinking it might be hand finished. I tried to do a little research online, in which I found out that the Bergin Wine Company existed in 1909. Beyond that I have no further information. Can you tell me anything else about my bottle? Thanks, Andrea PS. A second bottle found, has no label but is embossed with "P T Connor Co. Importers & Grocers, 162 &164 Eliot Street, Boston Mass." Do you have any information about that company?



From: ray_violin

Subject:: Cherry Frap

Date: 09/06/2005 3:54:06 PM

Hi, I went through the hundred or so pages you listed looking for Cherry Frap soda. I have an old Monarch Beverage wooden crate that held tin signs and some paper labels and paper coaster advertising this soda. I believe the box had a date of 1927 somewhere on it. Any info on this cherry drink? Thanks, Ray


From: Andrea Forsythe

Subject:: Whiskey Bottle

Date: 09/06/2005 4:13:40 PM

Digger- I forgot to include some basic information with my last e-mail. The Bergin's Wine Co. Whiskey bottle stands about 7 inches tall and about 3 inches wide. It still has the cork, but definitely no whiskey! The PT Connor's bottle is about 6 ¾ inches tall and also about 3 inches wide. It has a tapered head and a cork. I've scanned a picture of it for you and also a picture of the bottom of both bottles. The bottoms appear smooth to me. The seam of the PT Connor's bottle also disappears around the neck of the bottle before the head. I'm basically wondering about the history to the bottles and a better idea of age. As I previously mentioned, they were both found in the wall a house my husband and I own in Waltham MA. We will be taking down more walls in the up come weeks, so I'm very excited to see what else we find. Thank you for any information you can provide. Andrea Forsythe 


From: Pat McCandlish

Subject:: Park Tilford Explosion

Date: 09/07/2005 11:26:03 AM

Hi, by any chance do you know how I could find out about the Park and Tilford explosion/fire in New York City in 1907? I've done alot of searches on it but nothing comes up. Thank you, Pat McCandlish

Well As far as i can ascertain, there was no such fire or explosion in 1907.  On August 23, 1894 a Park & Tilford wagon was destroyed by a dynamite blast from laborers who were using dynamite in the course of a cellar excavation.  I found the following: March 19, 1902 there was a fire at 9:30 A.M. at 1412.   Broadway, park & Tilford: damage $500.  On December 14, 1910 they had another fire causing $1000 in damages. Finally, November 24, 1911 a Dynamite shanty on 72nd street blew up killing one person and wrecked the interior of one Park & Tilford's stores along with several private residences. the contractors were arrested.  All of the stories appeared in the New York Times on the dates given. Digger



Subject:: hello, I have a sealed and labeled old bottle of whisky full and unopened 1 pint

Date: 09/07/2005 4:48:33 PM

It is about 80- 90 yrs old and need more information on it . Distilled in peoria ill by national distillers. The label says "pm

" pleasants moments whisky. I have not ever heard of it and i am trying to surf the net for this information and i found your information on the jewish relationship to making whisky. I can send a picture but hated to get you involved because i like to search the net, but have not fouond much. Can you please help. Thanks corene crawhorn corene


From: Shaydylady

Subject:: question

Date: 09/07/2005 3:55:09 PM

Hi there, I dug up an old bottle in my backyard where an old farm used to be. It's a green 4 oz. jar that says duraglas on the bottom. It still has a cream or lotion inside that looks very thick and pearly. I know the jar probably isn't worth much but I'm more interested in knowing what this cream is!! It's so pretty. All the other jars and bottles I have been digging up have been dated around 1945 if that helps at all. Thanks so much and might I add how impressed I am of your bottle knowledge!!! Thanks so much, Shay


From: ICbluestarz

Subject:: wine bottle Eifel Tower

Date: 09/07/2005 4:25:14 PM

Dear Digger ; I recently found a bottle that I assume is a wine bottle. It is in the form of the Eifel Tower. In very good shape and is about 16 inches high and appears to be of a good quality ceramic. The bottom is imprinted with the words Casa Vinicola Boccaccio Certaldo Florence 1908. I was wondering if it is rare or has any historical value and what, if anything, it may be worth. Thank you, Paul


From: Leonore Garcia

Subject:: bottle

Date: 09/07/2005 10:30:40 PM

Hi, First of all, I recently bought your book on medicine bottles and it's great! I have a small dark brown bottle with BEN HUR embossed on the front of it. Nothing else is on the bottle. Do you have any info on this bottle?


From: phil estep

Subject:: casewear

Date: 09/08/2005 4:15:08 AM

digger, I have a old Christmas coke bottle that has some casewear. is there any thing that I can rub over it to cover or hid this casewear. thanks for any help, phil


From: Robert Haney

Subject:: JIM BEAM


Date: 09/08/2005 5:56:09 AM

I have acquired several 9" and 11" SCREW TOP AM

BER BOTTLES. These both have 1788 ALL OVER THEM. Doing a little history, I have found this same question asked to you, but I don't see where the answers are posted. All the bottle are missing the labels, only other marking is ARMSTRONG on the bottom. ARE THESE JIM BEAM

BOURBON bottles and with the screw top, how old are they? Thanks for your time, Bob


From: Neil

Subject:: GII-110

Date: 09/08/2005 9:11:29 AM

Hello, I ordered one of you books. I think its just great. The flask one. Problem is I let my friend borrow it. I was offered a GII-110 Eagle flask. I was wondering what is it worth? Its in very nice condition and it is a deep aqua color. One side of the bottle says: Cunningham, Pittsburgh and the other side says: Glass Manufacturers Thanks for your time. Regards, Neil


From: Alastair Currie

Subject:: Help Identifying a Bottle

Date: 09/08/2005 10:39:25 AM

Hi Digger, Came across your website and was fascinated by the hitherto unknown world of bottle collecting. I have an unusual bottle which I have struggled to identify the origin of, knowing little about the

Subject:, and wondered if you might be able to give me a bit of background. The bottle is just over 4.5 inches in height, and made of cobalt blue glass. It is egg-shaped/oval from the front, and tapered from the side (see photos). The bottle (flask? ) has an opening at either end, both of which have a screw fitting. The seams look as if they go over the lip at the wide end, but not at the narrow end. The ends are both ground flat, so it's hard to see if this is the case. Each end has a heavy, knurled screw cap - I suspect they may be pewter, as they're too heavy for silver, and haven't tarnished inside, and don't seem soft enough to be lead. There are no manufacturer's markings on the glass, but there are a couple of small marks & bubbles, and if you look closely there is a sort of 'crackled' effect to the surface. The bottle itself is very symmetrical, which makes me think it's machine-made. The bottle is in pristine condition - no chips or scores, no staining inside or out, and although the caps are not bright, they don't seem to be all that worn, which suggests it's not all that old. I'd really appreciate if you could tell me what a bottle of this type might have been used for, how old it is, and where it came from. Of course, if it's worth a fortune, you can tell me that too! Many thanks in advance for your help, Alastair Glasgow, Scotland.


From: Stewart, Michael, L

Subject:: Chivas & George Dickel bottles

Date: 09/08/2005 3:52:47 PM

Hello! I have two quart bottles of Chivas Regal Scotch Whiskey (full, with seals intact) and would like to know if any collectors would be interested in them for their collections. Price is not so important as finding a serious collector who appreciates such items. I also have one of those golf club shaped George Dickel whiskey bottles with a golf ball top/pourer. I would also like to find a good home for it. I noticed that someone else had a question about those (I copied that question below). Any help would be appreciat Thank you!   - michael stewart QUESTION ABOUT THE GEORGE DICKEL BOTTLE:

From: Alfred Shackeroff

Subject:: George A. Dickel Golf Club whiskey bottle

Date: 05-08-2004 Some years back - in the sixties, I believe - Dickel (Tullahoma, Tenn. ) sold sour mash in a golf club shaped bottle. Heard some ago the bottle had collector value after it was discontinued. Can you shed some light on this possible collectable? Al ANOTHER QUESTION:

From: Gardnerssp1

Subject:: golf club bottle

Date: 30-08-2004 Dear Sir, I bought a bottle in the shape of a golf club with the label George Dickel Tennesee Sour Mash Whiskey. It was empty. But has all the labels as well as the golf ball stopper. I was wondering if you could give me any history of this bottle and it's value. My son in-law is an avid golfer and I plan to give this to him as a gift, but I would also love to be able to give him information about the bottle. Thank you, Joy P Shepard


From: debbie

Subject:: old bottle

Date: 09/09/2005 5:37:03 AM

Hi, I have just came across two bottles that were dug up in my back yard. These bottles are of very light greenish colour, round with a stumped neck and a flat thick single lip, the glass is quite thick but on the bottom it has 1822 on them and across from that is the number 18 the bottle is about 20 cm high and the base is 7 cm wide, would this be a date? I will try to send you a photo of them as I find it hard to describe them Thank you regards Debbie Australia


From: Kilstroms

Subject:: bottle question

Date: 09/09/2005 10:41:21 AM

I noticed on your questions page a reference from 2000 to a bottle made at Verner Springs in Greenville, SC. I have an old Coca Cola bottle bottled there (pic attached). On the bottom it says "This bottle not to be sold and must be returned". Any ideas on date and value? Thanks, Eric In NC 


From: carlos lazcano

Subject:: I have and 1924 bottle of white horse cellar with perfect label I put a pic on attach

Date: 09/09/2005 1:06:09 PM

how much you think is worth? ? ? ?


From: Marsha

Subject:: Milk Bottles

Date: 09/09/2005 1:13:52 PM

I have come across a old milk bottle can you give info on it? It is a milk bottle that reads Athens Co-Operative Creamery, War Bonds For Victory, Green, Round, Qt


From: Neil altair8800 To: Digger

Subject:: Re: GII-110

Date: 09/09/2005 2:04:12 PM

Hello Digger, Thank you for the information. I really appreciate it. Kind Regards, Neil GII-110 is listed as common and occurs only in aqua in the quart size. The reason it is not listed is the bottle would probably not fetch a bid at auction becuase of its relative low price. A great buy $35 fair $50 I'd have to think long and hard about it $75 Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: "Neil" altair8800 Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 9:11 AM

Subject:: GII-110 Hello, I ordered one of you books. I think its just great. The flask one. Problem is I let my friend borrow it. I was offered a GII-110 Eagle flask. I was wondering what is it worth? Its in very nice condition and it is a deep aqua color. One side of the bottle says: Cunningham, Pittsburgh and the other side says: Glass Manufacturers Thanks for your time. Regards, Neil


From: steve parry

Subject:: Ampuole

Date: 09/09/2005 3:09:34 PM

Dear Digger I have a mimimax feltham ltd sulphuric acid ampuole as pictured on your site intact with contents and label the only difference being the length 5 inches as opposed to 8 inches, they say that size matters; does it? It came from a Victorian Pharmacy which was taken over by my father in 1956. I'd like to know what these obvious precise measurements of H2SO4 were intended to be used for. sincerely Steve


From: John

Subject:: bottles

Date: 09/09/2005 8:36:30 PM

Dear Digger, I have this bottle, on the front it says WM-SIERICHS. Below it says No. 421 East 12th street New York. On the back of the bottle it has a WS in big letters. Under that it says Registered 1889. The bottle is clearish-light green. If you know anything about this bottle . Thank you for your time. John


From: lee ann sukowsk

Subject:: BOTTLE WITH DATE 1963

Date: 09/10/2005 7:58:44 AM

No scanner.sorry. I have purchased a bottle that is light blue in color, has a ship painted on the front, embossed on the back with a picture of I believe of a wind mill and sea scenery.i do not have bottle with me nor do I have internet connection yet in the home. On the bottom reads federal law prohibits sale or reuse of this bottle.thick, I think 12 to 20 inchs tall with a handle.


From: Buddy Talbert


Date: 09/10/2005 8:22:15 AM

Hello Digger, while digging in my back yard I found a bottle dump. There was one bottle that was very interesting. It was a darley park brewery, baltimore, md, the mouth of the bottle is round and looks to be corked, it is about 10 and half inches tall, the color is emerald green, with 940 on the bottom, the bottle is round, the base has a enclave base. I just want to know the history behind this bottle. Thanks


From: Delay, Patrick

Subject:: 1973 bottle of Crown Royal Whiskey

Date: 09/10/2005 10:25:18 AM

Hello, I was hoping you'd be able to give me a ballpark figure of what this bottle may be worth, if anything. It's a 1973 unopened and in its original purple bag. Thanks. Pat Delay


From: gulfcoastwhite

Subject:: Medicine Bottle

Date: 09/10/2005 12:44:19 PM

First, I would like to say that I didnt dig this bottle.My wife and I bought an old curve type trunk and in this trunk was a small round, clear bottle maybe 3/4 x 2 1/2 tall with a paper label which simply read, Blowena.It appeared to have some sort of powder in it at one time judging by the little bit of residue left in it.Also there was a 1903 dime hidden under the paper and a black device , old looking which appeared to be some type of atomizer.Can you tell me anything about these items?


From: amauney

Subject:: Chero Cola

Date: 09/10/2005 1:57:56 PM

I have a Chero Cola bottle that was made in Shelby N.C. It says on it "SODA WATER min. cont 6fl.oz" The bottom of the bottle says " PAT'D June 3 1924. It is a clear bottle. In pretty good condition. Can you tell me what its worth. If you can thats alright. If it cots money for you to tell me what its worth then nevermind. Thanks


From: Kiersten Fleming

Subject:: Lutted's log cabins

Date: 09/10/2005 2:15:18 PM

I have a green one. Is it a reproduction? ? ? I still have not found a thing on the internet about a green one. The lady who owned is from buffalo NY. She has had it for many years im sure. Kiersten


From: albert swofford

Subject:: twin neck brandy bottle two different colors from benedlictine company from france.

Date: 09/10/2005 4:49:11 PM


From: jerry and jody

Subject:: asprin bottle!

Date: 09/10/2005 10:24:56 PM

My husband found an old bayer asprin bottle about a foot underground while digging up an old bush it is small and it is glass, I don't have a picture yet I will get one soon. Just wondering if you have ever seen one? If so please let me know and I will get a picture to you. Thanks, Jody Page


From: Marion Butterfield

Subject:: found while snorkeling

Date: 09/11/2005 12:26:4 My daughter found this bottle while snorkeling in Lake Charlevoix in Boyne City, MI. She was very excited to have found it and now we would like to know its history. We have looked all over the Internet trying to find out what it was used for and in what time period. It is about 5-¼ inches high and 1 ¾ in diameter, on the bottom there is an owl perched on a crescent moon with the words TRADE MARK embossed in the moon. I tried scanning pictures of the bottle. I hope this will help. Thank you and your help is very much appreciated. Marion Butterfield


From: Maryhat2005

Subject:: SQUIBB bottles?

Date: 09/11/2005 3:52:39 AM

Dear Digger.Never seen anyone with so much knowledge about bottles....I have found 3 unique bottles in excellent shape in an old barn. They are deep cobalt blue, they have raised lettering SQUIBB under neck. They are eight sided and range from about 9 inches to about 3 inches tall.....They are beautiful....what are they? Thanks....Rankin


From: Dwight Davis


Date: 09/11/2005 11:35:19 AM

Hey Digger, This whiskey decanter has been in my family for at least three generations. My dad says he has seen one very similar if not exactly like it on the Antique Road Show that sold for about 1200.00. I can't seem to find any like it on the web so I thought you might know something about it or at least know someone who does.. The cork is under his hat. The decanter holds six shot glasses but only two are with him. I'd appreciate any help you could give me on this piece. thanks, Dwight


From: sherry-barham

Subject:: Old Avon Car bottles

Date: 09/11/2005 1:18:00 PM

Hi there My friend gave me about 35 old Avon after shave and perfume bottles that are in e shape of cars and trucks. They start in he 1800's some are full some are not. But I don't know if I should throw them away or keep them. Could you help? Thanks Sherry


From: Robinson

Subject:: Ginger Ale Bottle

Date: 09/11/2005 1:25:02 PM

Hi, found this today, any idea of the age, info on this company or value would be greatly appreciated. It stands 12" high and is sealed with contents. Cheers Mike


From: Denis Dubé

Subject:: info on a bottle

Date: 09/11/2005 10:13:58 PM

hi! my name is Denis . I found in lake george a bottle. It is writen on it , b.g.& mullen, standard grade, bottling works, Albany , N, Y I would like to have info on it. Can you help me. thank you!


From: white

Subject:: hutch bottles

Date: 09/11/2005 9:16:16 PM

I recently dug two hutch bottles that I am unable to find any information on. one is a kuny bottling from Decatur ill, and the other is a Clinton bottling works from Clinton ill. any idea of the value of these bottles. thanks for your help


From: rgrady To:,

Subject:: Information please

Date: 09/11/2005 10:19:00 PM

I recently found this bottle during a walk in the woods and was curious about it's contents, once I saw the printing on the bottle. "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE" I found your page with a google search and have done some looking through it. It appear as though the bottle held whiskey, do to the wording on it. Can you tell me about the printing on the bottom? Maybe what type or brand of whiskey it contained or even the year it was made. The glass is clear and it has a metal screw on cap and the shape is rectangular and it standa about 6 3/4 inches high. The seam on the edge seems to be irregular - the line that you can feel does not go straight down the edge, it fades out at the shoulder of the bottle but the seam that you see divides the front and back of the bottle.{ 2 seams on each side at the top } The bottom of the bottle has irregularities in it's thickness as shown in one of the pictures and the 2-R-40 appears to be inside a circular indent in the glass. Thank you for looking into this for me. P.S. - Any value in this or is it too common? Thanks again, Bob


From: jamie marie

Subject:: wine bottle

Date: 09/11/2005 10:40:39 PM

I had just bought an unopened bottle of wine, , and it has flowers and gold leaves on it, , , there is a mark on the bottom and no name, , , and the top is unopened and the sticker on the cork says 1777. the top has gold around it too. it it has the flared lip like the one in your pictures, , but a little more flared, , , I would like your help to see if I have anything. I bought it for 3.00 from a yard sale. thank you, , , ,


From: katie-did tokyo

Subject:: 1936 jim beam

Date: 09/12/2005 1:59:10 AM

well I have a sealed 1936 Jim beam half gallon still has the tax stamp on it and was wondering what it would be worth and I have a 5th of jim beam 1936 unopened plz I nee dinfo I want to sell the half gallon and drink the 5th


From: info

Subject:: NY Safety Lamp bottle

Date: 09/12/2005 9:54:21 AM

I found a small bottle with the words New York Safety Lamp written around an embossed star, aqua in color, approx. 3 inches tall. Great shape; any value or data on age oand or usage of bottle? Thank you


From: Cheryl Clark

Subject:: questions from dec 2004

Date: 09/12/2005 10:28:37 AM

I read through your archives and found my question, but no answer. My mother in law recently found a bottle the same as this and we would like to know about it. Here is the question from your archive:

From: dab180

Subject:: McCormick & Co. Balto

Date: 31-12-2004 I would like to have some information on a cobalt blue, triangle shaped, 2 2/4" McCormick & Co. Balto bottle. The following is all the information I can give you. Patented July 8, 1902, with a bee or insect inside a circle and another circle of sorts with perhaps a flag or banner. Brenda Thank you, Cheryl


From: Terry Holland

Subject:: Price on Hadacol Bottle ?

Date: 09/12/2005 11:11:07 AM

What is the price value on a non-opened bottle still in the original box? It is identical to the one you have on the website.


From: Cathy Sheare

Subject:: Trying to sell 2 decanters

Date: 09/12/2005 4:06:19 PM

Digger, I have two decanters I am trying to sell can you give me any clue as to where I could do this? The first one is a Jack Daniels 1977 Glass Decanter ( it looks like a clear I Dream of Jeanie Bottle Kinda) Still has the paper work. The second one is a 1871-1971 Centennial Bottle (Jim Bean) It is a Paul Bunyan and Babe bottle. Both are in excellent condition.


From: Linda Huntley


Date: 09/12/2005 10:07:12 PM

Dear Digger, My son recently found a bottle that we are curious about. Hope you can help. Label reads Dougherty's, Blend of Pennsylvania Straight Rye Whiskies. Pre-Prohibition, distilled before 1918. Only in the classic stocks of one of America's oldest distillers would you hope to find whiskies of sure rare antiquity. Every drop of these selected ryes was produced no later than spring of 1917 by the most famous Pennsylvania rye distillers. It also has 6 distilleries listed and the distilleries #. Eleven Years Old, 80 proof, Bottled by J.A. Dougherty's Sons, Co., Distillers, Lindfiels, Pa Superior Quality Famous since 1849. The bottle is green and reads Federal Law Forbids Sale or use of this Bottle. Hope you can help, Thanks....Linda


From: Overland14


Date: 09/12/2005 7:01:50 PM

I am in the process of restoring the "KILLMER BUILDING" in Binghamton, NY....I will be open on October 7th this year for only one evening during our local First Friday Art Walk. If you can inform me where I can purchase Swamproot, if it is availabel according to your article, I would like to do much more than to just send you a fee for information. How would you like to visit Willis Sharpe or Jonas's office and sit down to a Victorian dinner and toast it with a shot of Swamproot. Then off to a tour of our city in a formal white carriage pulled by a team of the most beautiful Clydesdale’s you have ever seen. The front entrance will be finished with it's double mahogany doors, the ceilings, some of the huge front windows, the elegant marble entrance foyer and many other parts of the building. This is to celebrate the progress of the restoration that will be ongoing for another two years after which we will have an even greater celebration. Read the attached invitation about our concert. Let me know if you are interested in this grand event. You may want to bring some bottles for display or sale if you wish. Sincerely, Frank & Lynn Whitney, owners


From: Blessedwith07

Subject:: old whiskey bottle

Date: 09/12/2005 7:11:56 PM

I have an old whiskey container that was my great grandfathers. It says made in Wales on the bottom. The bottle itself is an old man and on the mans overalls it says "Paws private stock". If you pull his head off his neck is corkscrew. He has 6 shot glasses that come with him in the shape of barrels and the bottom portion of the container is a music box. Can you tell me anything about this or how much it may be worth? Thank you


From: Terry Holland To: Digger

Subject:: Re: Price on Hadacol Bottle ?

From: Terry Holland Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 11:11 AM

Subject:: Price on Hadacol Bottle ? What is the price value on a non-opened bottle still in the original box? It is identical to the one you have on the website. Subject:: Re: Price on Hadacol Bottle ?

$25-30 Please visit my web site at Digger


From: Sandy Sweeney

Subject:: Emerald Green Full Quart Coca Cola Bottle

Date: 09/13/2005 10:13:27 AM

I recently purchase the above coke bottle -- on the top of bottle it reads FULL QUART 32 OZ WESTMINISTER COCA COLA #67840 On bottome it reads WESTMINSTER COCOA COLA BOTTLING CO. WESTMINSTER MD 32B32 Do you know anything about this bottle or its value Thanks Sandy 


From: A.R.

Subject:: foreign bottle embossed with coin and cork top

Date: 09/13/2005 10:30:06 AM

Dear Digger, We have a family fascination with one of the bottles we collected. We would be interested and grateful to find out anything you might know about our bottle. We have tried many sources, but no luck. It is about 9 inches in height and we believe partially hand blown. Slight rectangular body with rounded top leading to a 1.5 in bottle neck. It is clear glass, embossed quite well with leaves, grapes, and fish on the two wider panels and just leaves and grapes on the other 2 sides. The cork seems quite old and is attached to a metal top that resembles a slight curved coin. The top is in great condition and has the following markings and symbols: largest image is a crown with a small cross on it's top. Below that are the words Gustav Adolph and SVERIGES KONUNG. Below that are two "hallmark" type stamps, one that is a tiny picture of a king wearing a crown, the other is actually a dollar sign with one vertical line running through the S shape instead of the american standard two lines. Finally, attached to the metal top cork is a ring obviously for pulling out the cork stopper. It is made of the same metal as the "cork top" and is about a men's size 12 ring size. Searching under Swedish or Scandinavian has been fruitless. Please help if you can. P.S. No bottom markings aside from what appears to be two round pontil marks, one slightly rough, the other smooth. Thanks for the inspiration. Hopefully you might have an answer.


From: Donald Schwab

Subject:: old jar

Date: 09/13/2005 11:33:48 AM

I found an old jar 1 gallon screw top embossed with horlicks malted milk racine wis usa slough, bucks, england on it . what would it be worth I can only find 5 1/2" jars online thanks, Swabby, a fellow digger


From: Melissa Murray

Subject:: Wheaton NJ

Date: 09/13/2005 12:24:11 PM

I have a red 3 1/2" bottle that is raised emboss on the bottom of the galss Wheaton NJ 1892 with the C circled. The bottle also has in raised lettering Safe Kidney Liver Cure on it. I have searched several sites for this bottle but I cannot find anything in Dark Ruby Red. I also looked on your web page for different colors of antique glass but Red was not listed. Could you please help? I purchased a bunch of small glass bottles when I went to purchase them the gentleman wanted the red one. This red bottle was the only one of 7 bottles that had this on it and I told him that I was not interested in selling it I was buying them for a friend. Now her and I are both curious why he wanted it so bad. Thanks for you time and help in this matter, Mrs. M. Murray



Subject:: BottleQuestion

Date: 09/13/2005 2:30:08 PM

Hi! I found a bottle that has the phrase on the front in yellow letters, Little Miss Muffet Sat on A Tuffet." There is a cobweb design with a little girl on what looks like a stump in front of the cobweb. She is holding a bowl and spoon. All of the design is in yellow. The bottle is about 6 1/2 inches high. It is clear glass. On the sides of the bottle are raised lines as if you were going to measure liquid in it. The sides are not labeled. The back of the bottle has raised lines also but is numbered 1 thru 8. The bottom of the bottle says Samuel Callet Co. The bottom also says PGH.PA. and it has the number 6 in the middle of the bottom. There is no lid to it. A seam runs from bottom to the beginning of were the cap would stop. There is a second really light seam 1/4 inch beside it that runs bottom to the very top. It is very light. It is a neat bottle I've never seen that type of picture on. Do you have any information on this bottle. What would it have held or how old is it? I am just curious. Thanks for your help. Ruby


From: Cjverstegen

Subject:: Mr. Boston

Date: 09/13/2005 10:47:36 AM

Hi I have an Old Mr.Boston Illinois State Capitol Decanter #E134.Can you tell me if it is worth anything. Thanks Jo


From: Mark

Subject:: question about a bottle

Date: 09/13/2005 4:24:35 PM

Hello Digger, I am a construction laborer in mass. I come across a lot of old bottles, most I keep. However I am wondering the worth if any on a: Welch's Junior glass bottle. no chips however there are some glass scratches, the bottle does appear to have a seam and also has the numbers 932 on the bottom side any ideas. I also come across a lot of hood bottles with no seem one pint mostly. thank you for any help mark singleton


From: Jag5nDime


Date: 09/13/2005 4:29:25 PM

How can rust be removed from wire handle of a milk bottle? ? ? Tx, Beau


From: Overland14


Date: 09/13/2005 4:38:48 PM

Thanks, I will run with this an let you know how it all works out. At the end of next year when we have our official ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration I will send you an invitation. Hopefully you can make it then and possibly teach us a little about your bottle collection. Thanks again for your response, Frank Whitney


From: Greg Potts

Subject:: Looking For Big Sun Bottle Info

Date: 09/13/2005 10:49:34 PM

Hi, I've been looking for some information on a bottle I dug up in the desert. It's a 8oz Coca-Cola Big Sun Bottle in very good condition. It's made of clear glass and says "DOUGLAS ARIZ." on the bottom, along with the numbers "23 - 53" and "COCA-COLA BOTT. CO" FOLLOWED BY THE CODE: " 14022-C" or possibly "G". I'm having a very hard time locating any information about this bottle, such as the dates this product was sold by Coca-Cola and what a bottle like this in very good condition might sell for. Any information you can provide would be very helpful. THANKS, GREG POTTS


From: sgold256

Subject:: Seed's Merit...

Date: 09/13/2005 8:17:05 PM

I've recently acquired a bottle that's outside of my collecting "sphere" because it intrigues me (meaning; I just think it's kinda neat...). It is an 8 oz bottle of "Seed's Merit (tm) Four-way Leather Conditioner". It purports to have been made in 1938 by the F.A. Seeds Company, Lexington, KY. The neat thing is -- the bottle is still completely full, and doesn't appear to have even been opened. The obverse label is in 80-90% complete condition, and the reverse label is basically intact. Digger... I can't find a thing about it anywhere... help? Thanks for any time you can give me, Scott.



Subject:: McCormich Commemorative Bottle

Date: 09/14/2005 12:47:40 PM

We have a 1969 McCormick Straight Bourbon Whiskey Bottle - Limited Edition - K.C. Chiefs 1969 - Hand Blown - Created by A. Harshman - Seal unbroken - whiskey inside. Is it of any value? Thanks Jim McCluskey, 2100 Ridgeview Drive , Leavenworth, Ks 66048


From: Bbbrinson4u

Subject:: Dickel- Tenn

Date: 09/14/2005 9:47:12 AM

Brown bottle w/brown leather handle that looks like purse Handle. Also had a wooden cap. Bottle is bigger at bottom and then narrows and starts tilting to the left. Bottle is 1/4 of a gallon. First bottling was October 1964. On the bottom on the leather has Dickel Tenn. Above on bottle has 27 yrs of stubbornness but we made it. On around bottle souvenir bottle.My mother passed and we found this in her house. Is this something we should keep, or is it worth keeping to pass to my grandkids. Thanks Bonnie


From: Redhead645

Subject:: coca cola codd bottle

Date: 09/14/2005 2:58:56 PM

Digger, I have a blue-green paper label Coca-Cola Codd bottle that I would like to get some information about. The label reads coca cola Atlanta Georgia. The glass is very thick with a few air bubbles in it . The label is in good shape but has a few blemishes. I have looked all over the place for info with no results. Please contact me with any info you may have (value and rareness) Thanks, Chris


From: Brenda Rowan bren_bear_022

Subject:: value of our bottle

Date: 09/14/2005 8:55:57 PM

gday we have a torpedo shape bottle hand made and have had trouble valuing it can you shed any light on this for us please . thanks Nathan and Tracey. we can be contacted at nathtrace73


From: Tietzedet

Subject:: HI

Date: 09/14/2005 6:16:56 PM

I have a milk bottle that is about 6.75 inches in height and clear glass - it has a metal handle. On the front of the bottle is an eagle with 13 stars around it - this is part of the glass. Marked on the bottom 1898 - K - 5. Any information on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your consideration. The bottle is in perfect condition.


From: Saintgeorge1061

Subject:: (no


Date: 09/15/2005 3:01:50 AM

hi I have a green bottle with a lid which is made of lead with cork' the bottle is about 8 inches high . on the sides of the bottle and the lid it reads koko for the hair .any information would be much appreciated many thanks


From: Lockhart, Loren

Subject:: Lucky Lager Beer Bottle

Date: 09/15/2005 8:17:44 AM

Digger I own a "Lucky Lager" bottle with a complete label, bottle is in excellent shape. I found it when I was tearing down an old garage, the bottle was placed inside the wall. The label states "Brewed on or before October 1947". I imagine it is not of any real value but I figured I would ask as to how popular are old beer bottles. Loren


From: Bon and/or Jim

Subject:: bottle stopper from 1950s or 1960s?

Date: 09/15/2005 8:47:53 AM

In the late '50s or early 60s I attended the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. There was a boot/display with a man demonstrating and selling soda/pop bottle stoppers, apparently a new design. The stopper looked lige a round tank gun turret. It was hard plastic, hemispherical, and had a nipple/nub near the top. the underside had a rubber washer, and there was a metal U-shaped clamped that would snap onto the top side of the bottle. The idea was to shake the stopped bottle of carbonated beverage, then push down on the top of the device; then the fizzy liquid would squirt out the nipple. I have been trying to locate one or several or these for years, since I misplaced mine, which was grey. There must be boxes of them somewhere in a basement, but my online searches have never uncovered a one. Do you have any idea where I can find these, or even what words to search on the web? Sincerely, Jim Lester


From: cmiller68

Subject:: m m and r magnus ny usa

Date: 09/15/2005 10:49:25 AM

Eucalyptus oil u.s.p. Redistilled if any one would be interested in buying how much is it worth? Please qlue me in thank you.


From: reynegso

Subject:: Chivas Royal Salute

Date: 09/15/2005 11:14:26 AM

Hi, My elderly neighbor gave me a bottle of Chivas Royal Salute 21 year old Scotch Whiskey as a present. The bottle is sealed and in its original box and velvet blue bag. The seal has the US Internal Revenue stamp, Series 112, with I-549 on one side and 569812542 on the other. However the bottle is empty. I'm sure this was something that she had in her house and assumed that the bottle was full. Could you tell me anything about this bottle, when was it manufactured, would the scotch just evaporate I'm baffled. Anything you could pass on would be appreciated. Thanks for your help.


From: Shannon Bristow

Subject:: Medicine Bottle?

Date: 09/15/2005 1:42:12 PM

Digger- We found a 41/2 to 5inch amber glass bottle with 50ml mark and 60ml mark embossed on the bottle towards the top. It has a small opening that has a brown rubber stopper (small). The only other thing embossed on the bottle is on the bottom and that reads 1845, and an outline of a diamond shape. Can you help me figure this out? Any guesses without a picture for now? Thank you, Shannon Bristow


From: Wmkcarico

Subject:: Bottle Identification

Date: 09/15/2005 9:55:34 AM

Digger, We have found a bottle from our Grandparents and would like your help identifying it. I have attached pictures to try and make it easier. It is 2 1/2 inches tall, emerald green in color, the mouth looks as if it has a screw on cap. It has a 4. embossed in the middle, at the bottom of one side of the glass and has the following embossed on the underside of the glass. CS-PA 92148 Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Monica Carico


From: Ronnie

Subject:: BottleQuestion

Date: 09/15/2005 4:37:15 PM

I have a coke 60z bottle with PQA on bottom of bottle. where was this made?


From: JeanJeanie

Subject:: Wood Whiskey Bottle

Date: 09/15/2005 8:00:07 PM

I have a wood bottle with cork top, bottom has a circle of cork. Looks like a fifth size. No markings. I've been told early 1900 whiskey bottle? ? ? Any info? Thanks, Jeanie


From: tootsie meece

Subject:: re swamp root

Date: 09/16/2005 2:32:40 AM

hi I just wanted to know more about my swamp root bottles. I have 12 of them and need to know more to list them properly. after reading the description of yours and comparing with mine, I dont know which way to turn. my bottles dont have any embossing, especially a kidey. they just say dr kilmers swamp root and they have (or have had) screw on tops. if you dont know what im talkng about I can deng thanks m meece


From: Ronni

Subject:: coke embossing

Date: 09/16/2005 11:01:31 AM

Hello Digger, I have a 6 fl.oz. coke bottle with a 2 PQA O embossed on the bottom of the bottle.Ordinarly thois would be a town and state but I cant find a listing for this one. can u help?


From: Lastavely

Subject:: cabin shaped bottle

Date: 09/16/2005 9:10:31 AM

I am trying to sell a bottle shaped like a cabin. A book I have says its valued at 3080. do you know any one who would want to buy it? It is an EG whiskey bottle with a period at the end. It has a tapered top and the corners are cut. The original real deal.


From: Elliot Simmons

Subject:: Coca Cola Bottles

Date: 09/16/2005 2:50:37 PM

Dear Digger, We recently discovered an almost full case of empty 6.5 ounce Coca-Cola bottles buried in the prop room at my theater company, Langhorne Players. (We've been in this building for over 25 years.) One side of the bottle has the script "Coca-Cola" logo in white; the opposite side says "Coke." Some of the bottles have "money back bottle" and "return for deposit" on them others do not. And it seems like all the bottles have various cities embossed on the bottom as in "SALINAS CALIF." I assume it's the town where the Coke was bottled. But there's no consistency as how the trademark was applied to the bottom. Also, some bottles have a numbers embossed just below the logo. The members of the theater company asked me to do some research for them because I collect things. ("Too many, " according to my wife) I went online and checked out several Coca Cola and bottle collecting sites. The result was more confusion. Maybe you can help us find the answers to "The Mystery Coke bottles of Langhorne Players." (It is possible there was a vending machine in the building 25 years ago, but there's nobody left from those days to ask.) Here's a few questions: 1. How did so many different bottles from various bottling cities end up in a single case in Philadelphia, PA? 2. Is there a way to determine how old each bottle is? 3. As far as value, (We're thinking about auctioning them off to make money for the Theater Company) does the city where the Coca-Cola was bottled make a difference? Any information you can give us would be appreciated. Thanks, Elliot Simmons


From: tootsie meece To: Digger

Subject:: Re: re swamp root

Date: 09/16/2005 3:17:35 PM

nothing but some brown syrupy residue stuck to the inside of a couple. no, no labels. they say dr kilmer's down one side and swamp root on the other. 71/4" tall x 2 1/4" wide x 1 1/4" thick.they are made for screw on metal caps but only have 4 of the caps(1 broken) I can send pics if it would help. I sure appreciate it. I want to sell them but how can I list if I don't know what I have or what they're worth. thanks m meece


From: greg

Subject:: clinton-star bottle

Date: 09/16/2005 3:56:29 PM

Hi Digger..I recently found this clear, 9 1/4" high with a wire bail/ metal stoper bottle..The metal stoper says patend expd Jan 5 92 and the # 3 in the middle of the underside..The bottle is embossed with a circle with the words clinton-star buffalo, n.y. on the inside of circle..under the circle says registered this bottle not to be sold..The bottom has no pontil but has the number 304 in the center..The seam stops at the top and does NOT go up or around the mouthpiece..Could you please tell me age, use , and approx value..Thanks Volo


From: Lisa Jones

Subject:: Dr. Pepper bottle with product inside

Date: 09/16/2005 4:50:53 PM

Hi, I've been searching and searching and writing all kinds of people to try and find out about my Dr. Pepper bottle. What I can tell you about it is: it's embossed with a clock that has 10-2-4 on one side and Dr. Pepper in like cursive writing with "Good For Life" slanted under dr. pepper. I found it in the middle of my liliac bushes and the real kicker is the cap is still on it with the product inside! Around the bottom on the side of the bottle it reads: LC 7-43 and 61/2 ozs. on the bottom of the bottle is has a 9 with a heart beside it. Would love to hear back from you as it's hard to find the value with the product inside. Thank you for your time, Lisa Jones


From: Chas chasgi

Subject:: bottle

Date: 09/16/2005 5:03:27 PM

I have a bottle I found while hiking in the woods. The name on the bottle is Emmerling. These letters and numbers are at the bottom of the bottle. O. O. C. 1114 The bottle is brown in color. I was curious as to what this bottle was used for and its age. If you can help with information on this bottle. Thank you Charles E. Gilbert


From: jeremydavidson1

Subject:: 1934 seagram's pedigree rye whiskey

Date: 09/16/2005 8:24:56 PM

I found your site through a google search and I'm hoping you may be able to help me. My grandfather owned a few bars in Baltimore, Maryland in the '40's. After my father died, I found a few old bottles in the cellar. Most of them were just old and not worth anything much, so we drank them. All but one was still good. The one bottle that everyone seems to be interested in, but no one can tell me anything about is the one I'm writing you about. The bottle I have is a Seagram's Pedigree Straight Rye Whiskey. It was made during prohibition, just not shipped to the states until it had been aged for 8 years. It is in a blown brown glass bottle, shaped like a diary, or a book with a clasp. There is a great amount of detail including work on the front, back and both sides. The bottle still had the U.S. tax stamps over the top and the Maryland tax stamp on the side, both marked 1934. The bottle is still sealed and if the pictures came out ok, the lower level of the whiskey inside is due to evaporation over the years. Also, the bottle remains in the burgundy felt sack, similar to a crown royal sack. Both the bottle, and the sack, have the original labels in perfect condition. The bottle is 1 pint, 8 1/4 inches tall. It has a metal screw cap. The 2 sets of numbers on the U.S. tax stamps are (A8847358) and (36-0366833). The only usable information I have received is that someone in P.R. at Seagram's in New York was not aware of another bottle like it. He asked if we would send him the bottle. We declined. Any information you may have regarding rarity, value, or just relating to the bottle would be greatly appreciated.. A direct response would be greatly appreciated, but if not possible I do understand. Thank you very much. Jeremy Davidson Baltimore, Maryland


From: A P aimeep2

Subject:: Frostie Old Fashion Root Beer Bottle

Date: 09/16/2005 9:39:45 PM

Hi Digger, Thanks so much for the site, I've learned so much! I would like to know if you could help me find the history and value of a bottle my mother gave me. It is a Frostie Root Beer bottle with a beige painted label. The front label says "Frostie Old Fashion TRADE MARK REG. TASTY CREAM


EL COLOR ADDED. CONTENTS 12 FL OZ. BOTTLED UNDER APPOINTMENT OF THE FROSTIE COMPANY BALTIMORE 28 M.D. BOTTLED BY THE FROSTIE BOTTLING CO. OF PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA PA." It is 8 inches tall, 2.5 inches wide at the bottom. The lip is a crown, the seam goes over the lip. The base has a smooth center circle, surrounded by concentric circles, surrounded by a raised smooth edge. Embossing on the bottom states "A 5J" on the top, "l." in the center, and "G-1518" on the bottom. Shape is round, color is clear, it is in ok condition with no chips or cracks but the paint is kind stained on front and worn away in places on front and back. Pictures attached. Thank you. Aimee A


From: Dustin Dwyer

Subject:: Burnett's bottle

Date: 09/17/2005 1:02:19 AM

I found a Burnett's bottle in Minneapolis, MN. (I am a plumber). Anyway, it is almost exactly like the one in your question archives (8/25/2004) except that it has an 'S' to make the word 'Standard', a number 34 on bottom and still has the cork. I can't find anything about the company or it's history other than it is/was in Boston. The ads I've found were all out of the 1860s. Could this bottle be that old? ! Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, -Dustin


From: Claudett

Subject:: BottleQuestion

Date: 09/17/2005 11:58:58 AM

I have a clear glass bottle 41/2" tall and 11/4"x1/2" wide embossed Salter's Eye Lotion Atlanta, GA. 5 drams net. It has an applied lip. Just wondering if this bottle is collectible as I want to sell it on e-bay? Sincerely, Claudette Smith


From: Alex Murphy a

Subject:: whisky decanters

Date: 09/17/2005 4:33:48 PM

Digger I have two whisky decanters one depicting a highland lass and the other a highland lad in the traditional dress of the day, I think around 1750--1800. Underneath on the base is inscribed "Grant's figurine"designed and adapted from a scottish R.R. McIan print [ courtesy of Simpson Bell ] Edinburgh June 1970. Unfortunately they are empty Digger is there anything else you may be able to tell me about them ? Thanks Alex Murphy.


From: MaryAnn Coffman

Subject:: Bitter Bottle

Date: 09/17/2005 5:19:54 PM

Digger, while looking around an old home site I found two bottles , they are alike. The bottle is a very dark amber aprox 8 " in length. The top of the bottle has what is now pink ( it could have been red) type of tape around the opening and a flat cork like on top It has not been opened and there is liquid inside. The Neck to the body is about 3" with %" left for the body of the bottle.The top (opening) has a round shape with a ring about 3/4" down from the top. On the bottom of the bottle it reads: Ancostura Aromatic Bitters 0899 the Number 12 what looks to be a letter D with a symbol in the center of the D. On the Side is the initial L. Now for the question after this lenghty tale. How old is this bottle and where was it produced . I appreciate any help you can give me on this. Thanks MaryAnn Coffman


From: Rick, Sherry, Richard a

Subject:: Whiskey Bottles

Date: 09/17/2005 5:25:34 PM

Hi, I found four Bonded Beam whiskey bottles in my aunt's basement. There beautifully marked. The bottles have labels that read. This Whiskey is 8 years old, 100 proof, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 4/5 quart, Bottled in Bond under U.S. Gov't Supervision. There are four different colors 1. Emerald Green- KY DRB 230 119 1 68 2. Amber- LIQOUR KY DRB 230 119 10 73 3. Blue- LIQUOR KY DRB 230 119 3 70 4. Purple- KY DRB 230 119 2 67 The numbers after the color are what's on the bottom of each bottle. Could you tell me some history on these and the value of them please. Thanks, Sherry HAPPY FALL Y'ALL!! Sherry, Ricky, Richard & Alex Buffington


From: Nathan VanSickles

Subject:: tonsiline bottle

Date: 09/17/2005 8:52:38 PM

 Hi, I have an old tonsiline glass bottle eith the giraffe on it. it has the original cap that goes to it.. on the bottom it is stamped with a P in a circle also a number 6 on it and 354 at the bottom too. it has no chips or cracks and is in great condition.. I was wondering if you knew how much it was worth-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: bill hinchman


Date: 09/18/2005 5:06:31 AM

Hi digger, I have a perfume bottle stating on the bottom that it was a pinaud - design patent pending - paris- new york. Has a definate art deco to it. Any info? It looks like a draped silk on the bottle. The lid is beautful with a very floral motif. Thanks for any help. Best regards, caroline bill hinchman bachinch


From: Bill Anders

Subject:: jar

Date: 09/18/2005 1:05:16 PM

I recently found a jar that is 3 3/4" tall and 3" wide with a mouth that is 1 1/2" wide. It is clear and says Charles Culden - Average Capacity 8 oz- New York. Probably no value, but I am curious about the age and what it might have held. Also it has a screw top. Thank you Bill


From: Geofrey Billiel

Subject:: Bottle Question

Date: 09/18/2005 1:14:12 PM

Hi Digger, I found this old bottle and would like any information you could give me.Age , Rarity, Use, and Value if any.Its 14" tall.The top lip is curled inward.It has a pontil on the botton.It's in beautiful shape with no cracks or chips.Thanks Geof Billiel




From: DONALD OWENS owensdonald

Subject:: bottle question for ya!

Date: 09/18/2005 4:40:09 PM

how did they(gary foshee)put a solid wood arrow thru the bottle? ? ? I got the coke bottle & put the holes in it that's asfar as I can go. thanx Have a good day, ME



Subject:: bottle question for ya!

Date: 09/18/2005 4:40:38 PM

how did they(gary foshee)put a solid wood arrow thru the bottle? ? ? I got the coke bottle & put the holes in it that's asfar as I can go. thanx Have a good day, ME


From: Jim Fallon

Subject:: Hey Digger Help with 2 flask !!

Date: 09/18/2005 4:41:35 PM

 Hello Digger , First Thanks for all your Info Posted on your site !! I have learned alot form your Articles . Ok I acquired 2 Flasks First one is a 7" flask that has a eagle on a shield with about 12 rays going around the eagles head , on the other side is furled flag with "For our Country" going from about the middle of the bottle around to the other side to it's middle . When held to the light it has a light purple or amethyst color , And when held away from light , It has this darker color that is not similar to the colors described above .and there are about 6 ribs running vertical on each side , And looks to a sheared Lip . On it's bottom there is a faded and smoothed Pontil Mark , It looks like a Hurricane to best describe it , A Dimple and swirls going around , And there are some lines on the inside that go across the flask , Not any damage . it also has a crude look to it . And the next one is a globular flask that has 26 ribs going to the left that appear to break up , in the light it looks to have a diamond design or a zig-zag design , it has a 2" neck with lines going up the neck then meeting the ribs on the body , it's bottom has a open pontil mark , And kicked up some , And also appears to have a sheared lip . Hope I covered enough for ya . Again Thanks For all your Info Did alot for me and I passed it on to my Buddies !! Thanks Digger for Taking these 2 Beauties and giving me some what of what they might be worth , And there Circa . Thanks Again . JIM

Neither bottle is original the amethyst is probably Clevenger maybe 1930s-50s the other is probably Mexican. Value $30-40 each Please visit my web site at Digger


From: suedav1

Subject:: j. horton bottle

Date: 09/18/2005 10:25:24 PM

I have found a bottle near the river where I work the bottle is clear and it is about 9 inches tall and on the front it says j. horton and in the middle it has a star. and below the star it has the name windsor. you can tell the bottle is old it has bubbles in the glass and the bottom is thicker on one side than the other. I am trying to find out what it is worth and what the bottle had in it. someone told me that it was a john horton soda water bottle from 1899-1908 is this true.if you could I would be grateful thank you . dave r.


From: Jverakirst

Subject:: THANK YOU

Date: 09/19/2005 12:31:45 AM

Digger, thank you for your wonderful info on bottles. I have a clay bottle from the georg kreuzberg mineral water. To my understanding it has been in the wagner-kirst famIly since the late 1800's camE with them from germany, to niagara falls, ny. Josephine kirst alpine, ca.


From: Jeffrey Mcdermott uk


Date: 09/19/2005 9:49:09 AM

dear sir I wonder if you can advise me on this bottle of whiskey full and still sealed it is a full size bottle Omnibus Blended Whiskey, Philadelphia, PA, 1836. Luvties Brothers Ltd., New York. Driven cork, embossed lead capsule and label printed with Gold Awards: Paris 1889, Jamaica 1891, Chicago 1895, Antwerp 1894 and Bordeaux 1885. Hand blown green bottle. Good label. Level: lower middle of shoulder. I have had an estimate of £400----500 pounds would you advise as to price and some history to email above asap as is coming up in auction shortly should I withdraw it-----jeff 


From: annagore

Subject:: Do you know?

Date: 09/19/2005 10:11:18 AM

Hi, I have 2 whiskey bottle prototypes. One looks like Colonel Sanders and I believe it is Jim Beam and the other is a St. Bernard dog with no markings. I also have a Van Briggle piece that I cant find info on. It is a low round bowl type flower vase with dragonflies on the outside, the colors are a fairly dull winei and blueish green. The bowl comes with a flower frog that is in the shape of 3 seperate frog figures. Can you help?


From: Berube, Linda A.

Subject:: flask

Date: 09/19/2005 10:33:07 AM

Hi, could you give me info about a green flask, on one side there appears to be a lady with wrap around her head she is surrounded in a circle of stars. On the other side is an eagle. Any help would be appreciated Thank you Linda A


From: julia atkin

Subject:: leprechaun collectors vento wine bottle

Date: 09/19/2005 10:45:45 AM

digger, I have a leprechaun vento wine collectors bottle, seal never broken, excellent condition, with booklet still on bottle. could u tell me the approximate value of this bottle. thanks, Julia


From: Sabrina Elmore

Subject:: Need info on whisky bottle

Date: 09/19/2005 11:27:56 AM

Hi Digger. I am trying to help a friend to get some info on an old bottle he inherited from his step-father about 36 years ago. His step-father was in the Navy. He would like to know history, age, rarity and value if possible. The bottle stands approx 16 6/8 in tall, color clear except the base is an off-white (possibly) plastic. Inside the bottom of the bottle there is a miniature Scottish man enclosed in a glass dome. The Scottish man twirls around as music plays to the tune of "Coming Thru The Rye" The little man has dangling legs, he is about 1 1/2 in tall and is wearing a black & red plaid kilt, green shirt, black shoes and possibly blue (maybe green) hat, he is also has a red band around calf of each leg and it appears that he is holding a stick of some sort in his right hand. The bottle is round, larger at base and narrows as it goes up to the neck. There are 2 labels on the front: on the neck the top label says "100 months old, 4/5 quart", on the label below it, the 1st line says "Produce of Scotland" 2nd line:1857 with an emblem between the 18 and 57, 3rd and 4th lines: Established Gilbey's (to the rightit says: 4/5 Quart), (to the left it says: 86 Proof), the 5th line says: Spey Royal, the 6th line says: Scotch Whisky. Another label on the backside and at the bottom (on the plastic base) says: A Blend/ All 100% Old Scotch Whiskies Distilled in Scotland/ W&A Gilbey Limited. There is also 2 long strands of plastic (one black and one red) that are tied together around the neck of the bottle and hang down. The mold seam goes all the way to top of lip and over. The mouth is round, the lid is of same plastic as base and screwed on. It appears that there was a thin layer of cork between the mouth and lid. The bottle is in fair to good shape and the music box part works. Please help with any info you might have. Thanks! Sabrina and Kenny

Your bottle is very common and worth $5-8 empty.  Digger


From: Nikki Larson

Subject:: Seagrams seven

Date: 09/19/2005 12:46:00 PM

I have an old unopened bottle of Seagram's Seven. I have no idea how old it is. Is there any way to tell?


From: Marcel Lamoureux

Subject:: info

Date: 09/19/2005 1:08:57 PM

Hello, I own this victorian full gold powder bottle. Do you have any idea what these powder for? Medicinal? Artist or craft product? Truly, Marcel Lamoureux


From: Lastavely

Subject:: What are these bottles?

Date: 09/19/2005 9:14:50 AM

I have a few bottle questions. Any info would help. I can get pictures soon. 1)One is a miniature ladies leg shape. It is amber with no writing and the glass is very thin. I think this one is worth a good bit. Do you? 2)The next one is about 8 inches by 3 inches wide. It has 8 sides and large embossed letters that read PIN MONEY down the side. The top has a large opening(2.5 inches) and it is clear in color. what was this used for? 3)This one is burstaff unbrella shaped. It is about 3 inches tall with 11 sides. What was it for? 4) Another is a carters inkwell. It is aqua in color and has the date 1897 on the bottom. Is this a more rare type of carters?



Subject:: Recently found bottle under my home

Date: 09/19/2005 1:31:24 PM

Hello, I was wondering if you could please tell me some information about a keen bottle I recently found under my home. The bottle is clear with raised letters and reads " Keen drinks satisfy, 10 fluid ounces, Trademark Reg. US patent office". The bottle is in great condition, of course there's no liquid inside. No chips or cracks that I can see. Please let me know what you might know about this bottle at your convenience. If not, perhaps you can re-direct me to someone else of other avenue. Thanks for your time! Sincerely, Robert Castro


From: Heather

Subject:: marie brizard pitcher

Date: 09/19/2005 5:23:03 PM

Hi, I was wondering if you could help me out. I have a small pitcher, cobalt blue in colour with raised lettering on the sides that says Marie Brizard. I have discovered that Marie Brizard is an alcohol and spirits company but cannot find any info on this little pitcher. It says 'Made in France Sonia Import 33- Merignac' on the bottom. I bought it at a tag sale, solely based on the fact that I enjoyed the look of it. But after a recent move, it has been broken. I need some info so I can give details to the moving company who broke it! Any help would be greatly appreciated. I looked through your website to see if I could find it, but had no luck. I thoroughly enjoyed the site though. It was very informative regarding other glassware that I have. Thanks again.



Subject:: wahoo bitters

Date: 09/19/2005 11:59:06 PM

digger could you tell me more about this and how much it is worth.

Believe it or not your bottle is fairly common.  C.K. Wilson must have sold lots of this brand.  Many of the labeled examples I have seen have the Indian on the label and yours appears to be late period circa 1920-30.  I'd guess in the present condition it might bring about $20-30.  Digger.



Subject:: union girl's 1-02-2003 Green Wine Bottle

Date: 09/20/2005 5:11:17 AM

Dear Digger: The bottle pictured in union girl's letter looks just like one I have. It was sold by Princess House in the 1980s, at a price of $20.00. It is hand blown and a copy of an Italian wine cooler. I didn't mean to bust anyone's bubble, but it sure looks like the one I have. From Arizona Rita

Some of these wine decanters, like the one above are new.  Others seem to be somewhat older.  Many are covered in leather.  All seem to have been made out of this country and imported at one time or another.  New ones sell for only about $10-15.  Digger.


From: Russell J Morgan .uk

Subject:: Bottle Question

Date: 09/20/2005 10:44:30 AM

Hi Digger. I own an English Boots the Chemist glass medicine bottle and was wondering if you could tell me its likely age and value if any. It is a clear greeny blue colour and has 'Boots cash chemists' on the front, it is approx 6 inches tall, is rectangular in shape with a neck of approx 1inch length and has the number 109 on the bottom under a half moon shape. Thanks


From: Cclarabear

Subject:: hello

Date: 09/20/2005 8:06:37 AM

hello I live in cincinnati I found a bottle in my grandmas house it says the bellevue brewing co its a clear bottle with the star of david on it can u tell me about the date or when the bellvue brewery was in buisness thank u ron


From: Tracy Kundert

Subject:: question about a bottle

Date: 09/20/2005 1:29:01 PM

Hello, I am searching for information on a bottle I have. I saw someone else mention the same bottle on your website but I see only questions and no answers...I have a blue glass bottle about 9 inches high with a plastic plug that says "Lestoil Products Inc Holyoke Mass" and on the side is a relief of a woman with a headband and on the other side is an eagle. The only other marking is on the bottom, the number 8. Do you know anything about this item? Thank you

They made three or four different molds in the 1960s, reproductions of American Flasks.  They sell for under $10 these days.  Digger.


From: James Catchings

Subject:: 5 Gal Embalming Fluid Crock Jug

Date: 09/20/2005 2:39:16 PM

Dear Digger, I got this crock or jug at a junk sale and was wondering if it had a Civil War history. I'm from Memphis and we had several skirmishes around here. Also is this a common jug since I haven't been able to find out much about it. Thanks in advance. Best Regards, James Size = 19 1/2" H X 10 1/2" W at the base. Markings = 5 Aragon Distilled By Durfree Embalming Fluid Co. Grand Rapids Mich. Photo's attached.... James Catchings


From: van-m

Subject:: thru liniment

Date: 09/20/2005 5:54:25 PM

As a child in Toronto 45 years ago I had terrible leg cramps and would wake up screaming. My mother used thru liniment and presto the pain was gone in minutes. Question can you find any mention of this liniment...I contacted Bucklys and the owner can't remember it even though the product was placed along side it in the pharmacies. thanks Bruce


From: john

Subject:: apollinaris bottle

Date: 09/20/2005 3:40:55 PM

Hi digger, I've been all over the internet and can't seem to find out anything on this particular bottle. I have seen lots of the bottles without the flower sculpture on them. Can you offer any information on this? Thanks, John Syracuse, New York

My guess is you have a piece of folk art.  It was not uncommon in the 1920-1940s for people to use older objects and apply decorations to them.  I cannot be sure when the decorations were applied, but I do not think they were part of the original bottle, which would have been turned on a wheel.  In my mind it makes the piece even more valuable with the added decoration.  I'd guess in the neighborhood of $60-70  digger


From: Dayle/Lee

Subject:: bottles.

Date: 09/20/2005 7:18:15 PM

I found a small bottle. long neck. purple in colour. eagles claw forms the neck of the bottle. The claws surround the base which is a ball shape. On it is written ball and claw bitters. it is about a 1 oz bottle. The seam goes to the top of the bottle. It has a cork stopper in it. What might be the age of this bottle? Does it have value? Dawn

These bottles were made in at least three different molds and in four or five colors including purple, amber, turquoise, red, blue and green.  Some have a tapered lip and others a square collar.  There are even miniature variants. The bottle was inspired by older bottles containing crème de menthe. There never was a "Ball and Claw Bitters".  these Ball and Claw bottles were made in the 1960-1970s.  They sell for very little if they sell. $5-8 max.  Digger.


From: Ken Wilson

Subject:: bottle info

Date: 09/20/2005 9:27:50 PM

Can you tell me anything about a green glass bottle marked "J.T. Milne & Son" or a brown glass bottle marked "The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company"? Any info would be appreciated. Thank you, Ken Wilson


From: Roadytucker

Subject:: Need help on identifying a bottle

Date: 09/20/2005 5:34:09 PM

Digger, My husband found a bottle in our back yard and we need help identifying it. The bottle is about 9 1/16 inches in height. The lip of the opening is about 11/16 inch in width. The shape of the mouth is round. The end of the mouth has no threads. The shape of the bottle is round and it is clear. On the sides of the bottle has picture of grapes (32 of them) on a vine. This is on both sides of the bottle. Below the grapes are three bands. On the base of the bottle we think there is a date of 1818. That is what numbers appear to be on the bottom. In the middle of the base is a letter B in a circle. Then vertically below the letter B with a circle around it is a number 5. The bottom of the base is not smooth, it is rough. Please help us on identyfing the bottle, its use and tell us if it is worth anything. Thank you so much.


From: peddy morrison

Subject:: Bottles

Date: 09/20/2005 10:16:59 PM

I would like to know about how these bottles are worth, and or how old they are. That is a wax seal on the top. The print says 5 years old. Please respond a.s.a.p. Thank you Jake

These jugs are quite common because they were made over many years.  The jugs are made by the McCormick Company. Based on the trademark information below, I do not believe they were making the crockery jugs prior to 1955.  Most seem to have come from the 1960-1970s. The jugs come in a variety of sizes: pints, 1/2 pints and 750 mL. they appear to be dated on the base.  Early ones (prior to 1964) will have the words "Federal Law Prohibits the reuse or resale of this container" under the glaze. None of them seem to sell for much, usually under $10.




From: *april whittaker* To: Digger Odell JAOK20@BOTTLEBOOKS.COM

Subject:: Old 4 Leaf Clover Brown Glass Bottle

Date: 09/20/2005 11:37:22 PM

Content-Id: Content-Disposition: inline Dear Digger, I was recently searching the Internet to find some information about an old bottle I found on my brother in law's land. I searched your website and many others, but still have found nothing about the type of bottle I found. The bottle was almost completely buried in mud and was filled with mud as well. It took a minute to pry out of the earth, but I was pleasantly surprised to find it completely intact and with no signs of cracking, breakage and with relatively few signs of imperfection. My brother in law owns several acres of undeveloped land in Georgia; that land has been in his family for almost thirty years now. As far as I know, the bottle had been buried down by the pond for at least that amount of time. I will try my best to describe the bottle and will attach a few pictures. The bottle is a dark brown, amber color; it stands at approximately 9" tall and 3.5" wide. For some reason I thought maybe it could be an old beer bottle. There are two seams that go up each side to the top of the bottle. There are what I think are four leaf clovers (or possibly crosses) ringed around the top and the bottom of the bottle. There are two rings of clover on top; the first ring of clover is smaller and the clovers just under the smaller ring are about double the size of the top clovers. The ring of clovers on the bottom of the bottle are the same size clovers as the second top ring. There are also four rings of small dots on the bottle; two together just under the clover rings on top and two just over the clover ring on the bottom of the bottle. Whew, that was a mouthfull. =P The bottom of the bottle has the number 4, and under that number is what looks like two brackets. The brackets are approximately .25" to .5" tall. Under the brackets, the letters and numbers: L 63K appear. There is a little bit of a pattern that somewhat resembles what I think looks like burlap or tweed material on the bottom of the bottle as well. It's just an impression that was made into the glass by something and that impression resembles a piece of burlap. There is also a complete ring on the bottom, and the side seams start right at this circle and go up the sides of the bottle. That's all I can think of. I was hoping maybe you could help me find out anything about the history of this bottle. Have you ever come across a similar looking bottle? I figured if anyone in the world would know about what i'm talking about, it would be you. I'll cross my fingers. =) Thank you so much for any help and most of all for your time; have a nice day. Sincerely, April Whittaker


From: Niki Collis To: JAOK20@BOTTLEBOOKS.COM

Subject:: Bottle Question

Date: 09/21/2005 8:03:10 AM

Hello! I've been trying to find information on a whiskey decanter I picked up at a garage sale. It's green glass, round wooded stopper, and covered in leather and crests with French words. When you look inside the bottle, straight down there is a small mirror in the center. There are no other markings on this. Have you ever heard of anything like this? I have done so many searches and am unable to come up with any information. I could go to an appraiser I suppose but I really don't want to fork over any money if this is only worth the buck I paid for it. Thank you for your time and I anxiously await your response. Good day to you. -- ~*NIKI*~


From: monni017

Subject:: bottle found in sunken pirate ship

Date: 09/21/2005 7:10:24 AM

I need to know the value of this bottle: its about 10" tall made out of some type of clay, it has a small opening with a small round handle on the side according to the person that found this bottle it is from the year 1600, because other treasures have been found at this location. Please reply. Thank you, Cary


From: Mark Engelhardt

Subject:: garnier liqueur

Date: 09/21/2005 12:23:18 PM

I see that you have been asked about the Flacon Trio. I have a near perfect bottle where all three containers are still sealed. Any update on value?


From: HickeyWM

Subject:: Age of bottle

Date: 09/21/2005 12:31:57 PM

Hi Can you tell me the approximate age of the attached? It was found on the fishing grounds south of Nova Scotia on George's Bank a week ago. I had written down the lettering on the bottom but misplaced it. I remember it had 0.4 or .4 on it which I took to mean .4 of a litre. Some of the lettering is visible in the photos. The seam stops below the bulge at the top. The seams are not perfectly straight. I do not know anything about bottles but my feeling is that it is a foreign bottle from some place that still makes bottle by hand since it is not worn enough to be that old. Furthermore the lettering on the bottom is too perfect. Thanks Bill Hickey


From: helen mc daniel


Date: 09/21/2005 2:29:12 PM

My friend found a bitter bottle we are trying to find out more information on it. It is am

Ber yellowish gold it has four ancors around the top you can see were the labels go on two sides and the other two sides have ancors on it as well molded into the glass it is a corker. Andis in excellent shape. I know this is not much to go on but im hoping you can help. Please email me some pictures so I can compare to find out what type of bottle it is. The other bitter bottle he can across is 41/2 inches high and is a cherry abitter bottle from dr. Harden. Please help in telling me were it comes from and what they are worth.


From: Matthew Wilmot

Subject:: question about bottle

Date: 09/21/2005 4:18:57 PM

Hi Digger, I just found your site by chance while looking for information on an old bottle that I purchased at a barn sale here in New Hampshire a few weeks ago. Im not able to post a picture of the bottle, as my digital camera is busted. The link provided shows the same bottle, but mine is in excellent condition. The color on mine is slightly lighter than this specific bottle shown in the link. The bottle also has no seam. I would really like to know the history and value of the bottle if possible. Thank you very much for any information that you could provide! ~Matt Here is the link:


From: Mike Filkins

Subject:: BottleQuestion

Date: 09/21/2005 4:40:52 PM

I have an a.h. george druggist bottle. it is clear glass, from cleveland ohio with a logo in the center A H G. Know the bottle? Mike Filkins Cadillac Junior



Subject:: 1915 Metaxa Pamana-Pacific Expo

Date: 09/21/2005 5:30:00 PM

Hello, I have an unopened bottle and wanted to find out about it. I know a little about how the family acquired it. My Great Great Grandfather was a bootlegger during the depression and received it a a gift of thanks, He did not like brandy only gin, so it was never consumed. After he past away my father received it then went through a divorce and I asked to have it to remember my Great Great Grandfather. He lived in New York. It still has tax seal over the top as well. I have found a man in Germany that also has one, but do not know how many of these bottle exist. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Stacy


From: Gail Watson

Subject:: question about a bottle

Date: 09/21/2005 9:41:15 PM

Hello: I have three of these bottles. Basically the only difference is the = writing on the bottom is a little stronger on each one.=20 A photo of all three and just one is attached. On the bottom it says Federal Law Forbids sale or re-use of this bottle = around the outside edge. In the middle is a T above that is D-126, below = the T is the numbers 4164. To the left of the T is the number 8 and to = the right of the T is the number 2. about at 5:00 to the right of the T = is the number 61.=20 It measures 9 3/4 high and 10 inches around.=20 The mouth of the bottle is approximately 1 1/4 inches around. the Lip = is wavy with four little bumps on it. There are two mold seams and it = goes right up over the lip.=20 The bottle is clear glass with diamond cuts.=20 None of the bottles are damages, Scratched or chipped. These three bottles were given to my husband and I from his parents = about 25 year ago. I believe the had them probably around 15 + years = before they gave them to us.=20 Any information you can give me would be appreciated. I was going to put = them on ebay then saw the not for resale on the bottom and did a little = more searching and came upon your site. I have several other bottle that = my dad had, as he collected bottles. I will slowly work my way through = them.=20 Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you. Gail A. Watson


From: colleen klipp

Subject:: antique bottles

Date: 09/22/2005 4:27:38 PM

hi, I've got a stash of bottles I found up in our woods in upstate NY, ranging from Dr. Kilmers, to Hires extracts, to Davis vegetable, to Larkin Co. cold cream (milk glass) w/ tin top. I was specifically wondering about the cold cream. Its about 1 1/2" high. States - Larkin Co. perfumers Buffalo on the one-thread tin top. The glass is white w/ a swirl pattern on the side and LARKIN CO. BUFFALO on the bottom. Any info would be great. Thanks Don Orvis


From: Chantell

Subject:: Crattan & Co LTD Bottle

Date: 09/22/2005 4:32:53 PM

Hi I have this bottle and I would like to know some information about it and the value of it. It is says: on the top of one side CRATTAN & Co LTD with like a glass square around it. and on bottom of that side it says: BELFAST IRELAND And on the other side says: EST 1825 with a design in the middle. ORIGINAL MAKERS OF GINGER ALE with a round bottom on it. and a oval shape or G on bottom. Please respond. Thank you, Charles and Chantell


From: David E. Padgett


Date: 09/22/2005 4:54:03 PM

Mr. Digger, I was hoping that you may be able to help me with the identity and value of an old bottle of raspberry liquor I purchased some time ago. The story is that it was in an old bar in Canada for some 30 to 40 years, the people that I bought it from said they purchased it some 20 years ago. Anyway the problem is that there are no identifying labels on the bottle except the seal over the cork (by the way the bottle has never been opened). You can clearly see the raspberries in the bottom. The bottles is 8 inches to the top (not including the cork) 3 and 1 quarter inch base that narrows to 1 and a quarter at the top with a ¼ inch lip. The information on the label is as follows. Seal BI No. 971020 LITRI 0.500 IMPOSTA FABBRICAZIONE SPIRITI CONTRASSEGNO DI STATO. On the bottom of the bottle the numbers read as follows: 50CL353 141056 A 2 (There is also a symbol that displays a circle with a v inside it). I would very much appreciate your expertise on this. Thank You David E. Padgett


From: Sherry

Subject:: Question on Italian made decanter (SKP)

Date: 09/22/2005 11:06:17 PM

Dear JAOK20: Help please in identifying a porcelain Italian decanter. I have a decanter, approx. 11 1/4" H x appr. 5" W of an older man with brown hair and moustache, slightly red lips, bright blue-green eyes, dressed in green lederhosen, wearing a green hat (which is where the cork fits in) holding what looks to be an overflowing beer in his right hand and a larger beer container cradled under his left arm spilling over into the glass. He is on a brown barrel with flowers growing up the side. He has black shoes and white up-to-the-knee socks and is sitting on a white and gray rock formation with a gold crown and what seems to be the letter "N" underneath it in raised lettering on one of the rocks. On the back of the decanter are two stickers: One is pasted to the barrel and reads Product of Italy, Casa Vento, Marca Depositata Vino Santo White Wine Produced and bottled in Italy by Duca D'Asti Calamandrana (Asti). Alcohol 13.8% by volume Net Content 16 oz. Sole USA Agents Vento Wine Import/Inc.Cleveland Ohio The second is a solid red circular sticker with black lettering on the top of the man's back -it reads: Italia LNE or INE or something ending in NE Marchio Nazionale Raised Markings on the bottom say: Collectors Item Vento Wine Cleveland Ohio Made Italy He is in excellent condition extremely detailed. Can you please tell me if this figurine has a name, when he was made, exactly where he was made, and what collection line he fits into? Thank you so much! Skippy


From: Riverrunner1850

Subject:: ACE Bottle

Date: 09/22/2005 8:51:54 PM

We found in an old small dump and clear glass bottle about 8 inches tall, clear glass, rectangular shaped with raised lettering. Has the ace of spades with a large A in the center and below A C E. Could you tell us anything about this bottle. It had a screw top. Thank you for your help. Sincerely, Mary K. Haynes Canon City, CO



Subject:: bullock lade whiskey

Date: 09/23/2005 4:46:38 AM

Hi I have a bottle of bullock lade scotch whiskey that I was given about 62 years ago, it is still full and in good condition, what can you tell me about it. Does it have any value? Regards Garth A


From: christine leclerc

Subject:: I recave a soda bottle in my mail box

Date: 09/23/2005 6:06:18 AM

hello my name is christine and I have a strange story. As I went to get my mail out of the mail box I found an old soda bottle inside of it. It seemed very dirty like it was diged up from the ground but still have the label clear. It is a clear glass from ROLYAL CROWN and it is a 10FL.OZS 24MM TALL ACROSS 6MM. I seen most of the royal crown bottles but they dont have the symble like this one in fine print it has CAN T.M REG. Where the lip is has a bublle shape

And the symble goes like a round shape but a pointy on the top and the bottem, and when I touch it. It feels like lines going top to bottem and the shape of the crown is like this * * * * l l l l IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII The one that has the side of the crown says royal crown the other side says Royal Crown with the RC and 10FL. OZS Please tell me how much it is worth and how old it is. my email is: christine79f


From: Elainericep

Subject:: (no


Date: 09/23/2005 8:47:36 AM

Digger, I want to say thank you for putting such a nice web site of information on the net for us people that don't know to much about glass. Your information is greatly appreciated. I have come across this old jar (I guess it is old) in all my grandmothers canning collectibles. She was well know for her canned goods and homemade butter and cakes in our area here in Indiana. I have taken some pictures and I hope you can make them out. The size of the jar is just a little over 6 inches tall, it is ribbed and I don't know if this was supposed to have a wire bell around the neck or not. The jars opening is just a little less than 2 1/2 inches wide. There seems to be no screw type lid. Seams. On the bottom of the jar it says H. J. Heinz Co., PATD # 69. There looks to be a pontiff circle around the number. The lettering does stick out from the glass. I would appreciate if you could tell me if this is old and if it is how old is it, and what would you say that it is worth? I want to thank you in advance for any information that you may be able to give me. Thanks again, Elaine Rice


From: rick worden To: digger

Subject:: help

Date: 09/23/2005 2:36:43 PM

the first bottle is a lewis morses sons, scranton pa. I did not know if it was a soda or a mineral warter bottle about 6 3/4" tall and about 2 1/2" in diameter. would like any info and aproximate value, if you can. 2 the second bottle is squaresided with a ribbed efect or bark. it looks like a 2 peice mold with early blob top. the bottom has a H on it. info and value would be a great help. you may use these pics if you want. thanks rick


From: denis rochon

Subject:: perry davis

Date: 09/23/2005 1:55:41 PM

I have a bottle of perry davis pain killer fairly still full with the box and the instructions sheets still inside and I was wondering if it was worth anything please be nice and reply with any info you can give thank-you


From: Bjcksn123

Subject:: dallas cowboys silver season glass coke bottle

Date: 09/23/2005 2:29:46 PM

the bottle is clear still has coke in it. It is retangular, with a metal cap that open with the old bottle opener. it has celebrating 25 years in the national Football League, printed on the front of the 10 oz bottle. there is some type of schedule dated from 1960 to 1983 on the back. schedule is embossed printing. Any info will be appeciated. thanks Bettie Jackson bjckson123



Subject:: bullock lade

Date: 09/23/2005 7:41:05 PM

Hi I have a full bottle of pre 1940 Bullock lade scotch whiskey.All in excellent condition. Does this have any value? regards Garth A


From: Michael Dungan

Subject:: C , A. Merdock & Co. KANSAS CITY With meshure on side (R.) 1 at midway and 2 at top and light pink color.

Date: 09/23/2005 8:37:19 PM

I found this old bottle it is aproximately 5" tall very light pink but looks very old. I would shure like to know how old and its value. I would also like to know how much your book is and how to obtain it. Are you the one who calls himself diggernut on ebay ? thank you for your time ! Mike Contact me at Walkingstickmike


From: JCandyBooth

Subject:: GBS Amber beer bottle

Date: 09/23/2005 6:15:38 PM

Hi - Found a GBS amber beer bottle, Baltimore, MD. The letters G * B * S are embossed on front with THE GOTTLIEB BAUERNSCHMIDT STRAUS BREWING COMPANY circling around the initials. The word TRADE MARK appears above GBS and the word REGISTERED appears below. At the base of the bottle on the front appears BALTIMORE, MD. On the back is the number 13 embossed. The bottom is mostly flat with a slight indentation. It has a crown top and is in near perfect condition - mild surface scratches and a little soiling inside. The seams run up the entire length of the bottle. Do you know its age and value? Thank you. Janet


From: Christy Lottman

Subject:: Genie Bottle?

Date: 09/23/2005 11:32:12 PM

I was curious to know what this is, and if it's worth anything? I got it from an old man about 20 years ago and he said he bought it for his wife for $400. Can you help me?


From: Darlene Stobert

Subject:: about a pepsi Commemorative Bottle

Date: 09/24/2005 1:24:38 PM

I have a bottle that never been open and I was wondering if I am being told right that it is worth some thing. On the date on it is dedication day of May 27, 1983 its a commemorative bottle. Could you please let me know if it is worth any thing, Thank You Darlene Stobert


From: Holly

Subject:: 1937 Kahula Bottle

Date: 09/24/2005 1:08:39 PM

Hi Digger We have a ceramic Kahula bottle with a numbered label from May 20, 1937. The bottle has a cork stopper with a head shape (Myan? ). On the face of the bottle is a circular image of a person, plants and pot with colours of brown, green, blue and yellow within. Would you be able to give us an idea of it's value? Thank you, Holly


From: Leaned4cruise

Subject:: I.W. Harper Whiskey Botte

Date: 09/24/2005 10:58:41 AM

Digger, I found your website while trying to determine the value and rarity of an unopened botte of I.W. Harper whiskey and would appreciate any information you might be able to provide. The bottle is clear, rectangular, and holds 4/5 quart of 100 proof bottled in bond whiskey. The glass is embossed with the statement 'FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE'. The unbroken seal over the top of the cork has the statement ' Bottled in bond under the supervision of the US Government Internal Revenue Bonded Warehouse'. The label also indicates the bottle was made Fall 1945 and bottled Fall 1949 and has the numbers 18-4867023 on the seal. Another postage sized stamp below the bottle neck says 'State of Illinois', 'alcoholic Liquor Revenue', 'tax paid' and some numbers, '234106'. The botte and labeling are in excellent condition except for a small scrape over the face of the gentleman on the center the botle seal, beneath which is the name 'Carlisle'. Thanks for any information you might be able to provide..... Arvid


From: suzanne mckee

Subject:: Old Medicine

Date: 09/24/2005 4:16:09 PM

Hello Digger: I have a medicine bottle, it stands just under 4 inches, it is square with an applied lip that is irregular round. Embossed on one side it says A.LERNHART DRUGGIST VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA trying to find out how old and its value.Bottle books I have dont list it. I would appreciate any info you might have on it.


From: David Dye

Subject:: brown coke bottle pittsburg, pa

Date: 09/24/2005 7:09:02 PM

mr. digger: I recently dug up this bottle. it is in perfect condition, is a blown in mold, with crown top, smooth base with the letters on bottom doc1185. pittsburgh is spelled without - the - h - in it. I do not want to sell this bottle but give it to grandson who is 3 years old, but would like to know the value of it for insurance purposes. thank you dave dye



Subject:: Bottles

Date: 09/24/2005 9:01:47 PM

I live in North Dakota and I have come across an abandoned farm that was left in the early 50’s. I literally found thousands of bottles. They had a huge family. I found medicine bottles from the 20’s log cabin syrup bottles literally 100’s of them. I found an old Bayer aspirin bottle brown one with no label just impressed writing on it that still had 2 aspirin in it. This farm canned a lot and there is every possible spice bottle and hundreds of beer bottles with no markings at all. To brown whiskey bottles. Lots of Rexall Drug Medicine bottles. Heavy bottles that say “Furst McNess Co. Freeport ILL. Rawleigh’s bottles. Literally hundreds of Welches grape and farm animals bottles. Hi-Lex bleach and I must have 20 dark vicks bottles with the dropper. I have so many bottles I don’t know what to do with them all. Mason jars with glass tops. The pile I found must be 20ft by 20ft and the farm was established in 1900. Some of the Rexall bottles from the 20’s still have stuff in them. What do I do with all of these bottles? Too many to mention, I have lots of medicine bottles. Two brothers who owned this farm raised 23 children on it and the families entire history is in their trash pile I found? Advice?



Subject:: j lochhart whiskey bottle

Date: 09/24/2005 5:42:31 PM

Hi, Digger I need help identifying a Blue Beam Whiskey Bottle - J. Lochhart Wildlife Bottle, featuring red cardinal birds on front. It states on the back of the bottle that that the fine bottle of whisky presents one of three reproductions of lockhart's most renowned works. I would appreciat any information that you can tell me about this bottle and if it is worth anythink. thank you for your time. Tina.


From: brightfull

Subject:: Old bottle

Date: 09/24/2005 10:02:20 PM

I was wondering if you could tell me anything about an old bottle I have found . I found it in a creek in Easley, S.C. It is a soda bottle with "SQUEEZE" on it . 7fl.oz. clear glass . I never heard of a soda called Squeeze. Thanks, Scott Fulbright


From: Cedarcharlie

Subject:: (no


Date: 09/24/2005 8:38:14 PM

I have found a kahlua bottle dated may 20, 1937, it has the brown head on the top and has a 1" band of totem-like carvings around the neck and the center picture. It is different from the one we saw on your site. This is fully intact and in immaculate condition, what is it valued at? Thank you for your help.


From: David Dye To:

Subject:: Re: brown coke bottle pittsburg, pa

Date: 09/25/2005 10:00:26 AM

Also I forgot to tell you it is an amber bottle and the COCA COLA is on the shoulder of the bottle and is in script...I would appreciate any info that you could find on you can tell I do nopt know too much about bottles ..I have tried to do some research on it but could not find too much info...Thanks....Dave ----- Original Message -----

From: David Dye Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2005 7:09 PM

Subject:: brown coke bottle pittsburg, pa mr. digger: I recently dug up this bottle. it is in perfect condition, is a blown in mold, with crown top, smooth base with the letters on bottom doc1185. pittsburgh is spelled without - the - h - in it. I do not want to sell this bottle but give it to grandson who is 3 years old, but would like to know the value of it for insurance purposes. thank you dave dye


From: llcrowder

Subject:: SMIRNOFF

Date: 09/25/2005 11:39:05 AM

Digger, Hello From the Great State of North Carolina, I have a 1997 Smirnoff Liguor Bottle shaped like a Toy Tin Soldier. I suspect it is not of much value now, but maybe in time. Can you give me an ideal of it's current worth and should I hold on to it. Larry


From: Hdirwin

Subject:: Gaston de Lagrange Cognac

Date: 09/25/2005 8:13:24 AM

Digger, I have a Gaston de Lagrange cognac napoleon fine champagne bottle in the shape of the Statue of Liberty. It carries the Limoge mark, but I don't know if it has any value. It was given to my late husband and I don't know if I should toss it or sell it. Any value to this item? Jan


From: Jeffery Morrish

Subject:: clear flasks

Date: 09/25/2005 12:42:47 PM

I have a flask with no markings , is machine made, is 6in. high 3in. wide 1.5in. thick, has two metal caps, one is thimble or shot type which is 1.7/8ths in. tall the other is a cap with cork. Am just curious as to where to look for more information on it, am sure it is not very old or collectible


From: Charles Serianni


Date: 09/25/2005 1:48:43 PM

Digger, Attached are photos of bottles I found on a ship wreak in the Virgin Islands in the late sixties. Can you identify them and give me an approximate value. The embossing on the brown bottles read, "FERD.NAGE", "CHy CORDIAL", and "P. H. HAERING". Thanks for your help, Chuck, North Port, FL


From: Carolyn Peters

Subject:: bicentennial 7up bottle

Date: 09/25/2005 3:04:48 PM

Hi, I have a green 7UP bottle that has a picture of the liberty bell on the back and at the top says commemerative bottle. On the front it has a white painted on label and says "The United Sates" 1776/1976 Bicentennial. The markings on the bottom are 39 and 75 also with 3 letters I think are AHK and a D. It has never been opened but I think the pop has evaporated out of it there is about an inch left in it or the top has a pin hole leak that is not visible. Can you give me a value on this bottle? Thank you, Carolyn Peters


From: Badmonkeett

Subject:: (no


Date: 09/25/2005 1:37:56 PM

John graf soda bottle about 6 inches. round a yellow clay like or stone bottle A lil crack by mouth piece Very heavy bottle cant find anything about it


From: kate wolfe

Subject:: bottle question

Date: 09/25/2005 6:15:51 PM

Dear Digger, I was recently looking for information on old liquor and came across some Digger answers to bottle questions from 2004. My question is - I submitted a question in February of 2002 and have been checking your answers off and on for three and a half years - you have still not answered all the questions from that month. Do you jump around from one month's questions to the next? Should I submit my question again, or does that make no difference? Kate


From: kate wolfe

Subject:: okay, here it is

Date: 09/25/2005 6:33:41 PM

Hi, I'm attaching my question again, just in case!! Thanks

February 2002 Questions Ask Digger Dear Digger, I went online to try to find out about my bottle and found your site, I think it's fascinating. My bottle was given to my by my mother, I'm attaching three photos. As you can see, the outside is in perfect condition, so I fear it can't be very old. The inside has some hairline surface cracking. The stopper is a delicious smelling cork, and I did some research on lucas bols and found that the company was a distillery. The third photo is what is written on the bottom. The bottle is 8 inches tall and I was wondering about it's age, if it is unusual and if it has any value. Thanks, Kate


From: amy Claveloux

Subject:: 2 bottles

Date: 09/25/2005 7:35:12 PM

Could you possibly tell me the value of these bottles? The hillbilly was also sent in by another writer back in 2002. I think you have done your research on this one already. As for the Wild Turkey bottle - I was wondering what the value is, but also if you know who the signature could be from on the bottom? Thanks, Amy Find just what you're after with the new, more precise MSN Search - try it now!


From: Kay Hays

Subject:: Canning jar

Date: 09/25/2005 8:02:41 PM

Can you give me any information about a 1 quart canning jar with 1776 at the top, the American flag and "first Stars and Strips" written below the flag. There's no name brand, like Bell or Mason, but on the bottom looks like UHK and 15. It is all clear glass - the writing is raised on the glass.


From: nestor carrerou

Subject:: champagna bottle

Date: 09/25/2005 8:27:18 PM

Dear Sir I will like to ask youi about abottle of champagana from my gran's father wedding . the bottle have been in our family for almost 100 years , Is a bottle of POMMERY & GRENO , the bottle is empty thrue the years we notice that the liquid was disapearing the cork and the wire seal steel intact .Any idea of what to do with it .Does it have any value Thank you for any imformation you can give us


From: Lachance

Subject:: Patriot Series bottle from McCormick Distillers

Date: 09/25/2005 10:18:40 PM

Hello sir! I have a 1976 Straight Bourbon Whisky (86 proof) bottle from the Patriot Series Collector bottle from McCormick Distilling Company. The bottle represents John Hancock. The bottle remains unopened (the seal is intact), and it's still in its original box. I was wondering what the value of this specific bottle might be? Thank you so much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you soon. I really appreciate this. Cheers, Rob




Subject:: Western Meat Company bottle

Date: 09/26/2005 12:20:19 AM

I have a Western Meat company bottle it is the size of a fifth of wiskey bottle. It is clear glass and it has Primrose trade mark on it. Do you know the age, history and value of this bottle. I an familiar with Western Meat Company in 1932 if became Swift meat Co. whj209 Bill Jenkins DIVI have a Western Meat company bottle it is the size of a fifth of wiskey bottle. It is clear glass and it has Primrose trade mark  on it.  Do you know the age, history and value of this bottle.  I an familiar with Western Meat Company in 1932 if became Swift meat Co.  A; Bill Jenkins/DIV


From: GHHol

Subject:: I Goldberg bottle

Date: 09/26/2005 8:52:52 AM

can you give me any information and value for a 12 1/2 inch tall dark amber colored bottle, with old corncob used as a stopper. Around the neck in raised lettering it says I Goldberg and on the opposite est 1873 est.There are 8 panels on the body of the bottle. 3 are free of any printing, one says I Goldberg. The other panels have the following addresses: 171 E Broadway Houston cor Clinton St 5th Ave Cor 115th St New York City, Brooklyn Craham Ave cor de bevoise st Pitkin cor Rockaway ave I am a beginning collector and am learning much about cleaning bottles but wonder if a bottle has a cork or some other kind of stopper, should the cork be removed for cleaning or is it better to leave it be? Bill ghhol


From: 12GaugePump

Subject:: Antique Bottle Question

Date: 09/26/2005 1:06:34 PM

Hallo, I like your site very much, and visit it often. I am wondering if you might check this Bols Bottle out, and tell me how old you think it is: Ebay Item number: 6212437262 (click link below) ViewItem&item=6212437262&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AM

ESE%3AIT&rd=1 Thankyou much....Leonard


From: nancy

Subject:: GreenGlassvase

Date: 09/26/2005 4:20:45 PM

Hello...I have a green glass vase that I believe to be old but not sure how old...It has DES PAT. 104166 and looks like a little 4 in the middle of bottom too...It appears to have the design of leaves or an artichoke...It good condition!!! Measures About 7" high and mouth is 4 1/2" Can you tell me anything!!!!....Thanks, Nancy!!! 

The above patent tells the story.  the vase was to be blown at the Owen of Illinois Glass Company in Toledo. Digger


From: kate wolfe To: Digger

Subject:: Re: three year old question and overnight answer!

Date: 09/26/2005 5:48:30 PM

Dear Digger, Thank you for your immediate response regarding my Bols bottle, I never expected that! And congratulations on your retirement. As for the bottle, I had it out at a yard sale about 10 years ago and was trying to get $20 for it at the time. I told my Mom and she about had a stroke, saying it was old and valuable, blah, blah. I really didn' t think it was, but thought I should at least find out. I can see why the question didn't perk your interest, with so many of them out there. I had to laugh when I read through them. Now I know, and while I won't put it out at my next yard sale, I am glad to know it's "new"er. Thank you! Kate ~ enjoy your retirement, I'm jealous!


From: DNE109

Subject:: beverage decanter

Date: 09/26/2005 5:04:41 PM

I have an old concorde grape decanter probably 1910-1930'S. It has a white enameled base with ball and claw feet. The container is frosted glass with a separate frosted glass top. It has a spighot to deliver beverage to glass. Sitting in the stand it is 20 inches tall. No mark on the glass but says Concord Punch on the glass. Can you tell me about this item? Value?


From: helen mc daniel


Date: 09/26/2005 9:58:59 PM

sorry to bother you again and thank you for answering my last question but this one has everyone ive checked with and all the books stumped the bottles mfg is dr clark johnson's indian blood syrup paper labeling only no embrossing the seam stops low on bottles neck color is dark aqua, 6 3/8 inches tall and 2 inches wide original cork and medicine still in it medicine is dried up some. native american above grade mark price was one dollar on label on the side of label it reads the indian blood syrup cures all diseases of the liver, stomache, skin and blood best remedy known to man. what I was wondering is how common, the value origin any thing you can help me find out cant find it in any books or on internet the other bottle collectors have no idea either


From: Katrina Butler

Subject:: old jar

Date: 09/26/2005 11:14:33 PM

Dear Digger A man we go to church with has an old jar. It is clear and is similiar to an old canning/mason jar. There are no names on the jar but it has two ends. Meaning two places that has a lid. On the jar is writing that says Patten Applied for but no numbers or anything. Any idea how I can get info for this man about the jar. I'll get a picture to you if he brings it back to church. Thanks for your time. Katrina Happiness Keeps You Sweet; Trials Keep You Strong; Sorrow Keeps You Human; Failures Keeps You Humble; Success Keeps you Glowing but only God Keeps you Growing! Katrina


From: Beth Greene

Subject:: Vento Wine, Cleveland, Ohio Unusual Bottle

Date: 09/26/2005 11:19:16 PM

I recently inherited a box of "collectables" and enclosed in the box was a most unusual Wine Bottle. It is approximately 12 inches high and has the face of a of a man with a cigerette on the left side of his mouth. He is wearing a blue cap and has brown hair. The bottle is in excellent shape. I do not think that it is very old, just know that the person which I received it from had had it at least 12 years. On the back is a red sticker Italia WE Marchio Nazionale? ? ? And another sticker Vino Santo White Wine Duca D'Asti. On the bottom of the bottle it states "Made In Italy" Collectors Item Vento Wine, Cleveland, Ohio. I am interested in knowing more about the bottle and if it is marketable? It is a most unusual piece and would be enjoyed by the right person. Thanks for any information. Regards, B. Greene


From: Boo's Attic

Subject:: old bottle

Date: 09/27/2005 7:58:10 AM

I have an old crock-bottle (photos attached) 11" tall, 3" wide, with embossing reading DuBouchett near the neck. The cork stopper depicts a quaker and reads in raised letters: Old Quaker Brand. Can you tell me anything about this, age? History? Value? Betty Rosian



From: George Marcinko


Date: 09/27/2005 9:44:20 AM

I found a small bottle 3 1/4" tall very light aqua color. The bottle has raised letters "SAM



TON, N.Y." Found in Danbury, CT. I can't find ant info on this bottle. Is it of any value. Thanks, George


From: George Marcinko

Subject:: old bottles

Date: 09/27/2005 12:01:04 PM

I found an old bottle M. Clemmy Danbury, Conn. I can't find any info I think it's a beer bottle We have been consistently finding bottles 100 years and older in this site. Is it worth keeping Thanks, George


From: Flaminone

Subject:: Saw that you mentioned this statue

Date: 09/27/2005 11:06:20 AM

Hi Digger Ray here. I saw that someone asked you about a Galliano bottle and you mentioned a statue once offered. I have one. It's 9" tall. On the bottom is a crown with a wavy line on each side of it. Under the crown it says Coronetti, Cunardo, Itay. No cacks but there is a tiny, very tiny piece missing on the back of one of the hats points. I know you specialize in bottle but do you have any idea what this may be worth or can you direct me to a site. Any help you can give me will be appreciated. I'm trying to value things we found in an aunts home that we inherited. Thank you for your time. Ray



From: Mr Jack McCann

Subject:: About a Decanter

Date: 09/27/2005 8:51:44 PM

Hello Digger While browsing the internet I found your site. Ever done that before, I have. Anyway I am writing about a post, which is included in further down in this email, just past this part here below. Well, I saw this post on your website and wanted to write and say that I am familiar with that decanter that this Renee is speaking of. In fact I still have one today. She is correct as it is a hand blown glass. The inner section is a recessed ice cup which has a wrapped cork stopper. this wrapper is {I forget the name for} this paper/straw material. The Neck is a filler tube and then there is a Pour Spout. Hence Decanter... It's Not A Bowl, Not A Bottle. While I can still remember my earlier years somewhat, I do recall family bringing these neat, Bottles of Wine to Family Dinners. What I remember from way back then was that these were not just bottles of wine, but Italian Wine Decanters. I loved seeing them scattered across the dinner table next to the Lasagna and Manacotti and Spaghetti dishes. Further, It was my understanding that this wine {the brand I do not know} was sold in these bottles up until the early 1970's. I was not 21 at the time, so I cannot exactly verify that. However I do recall that the tops which also have a stopper. Made of a plug {could be cork} and this is also wrapped in this grass or straw like material. This material was usually of various colors of Italy with the red and green. The bottle tops were wrapped in a colorful red foil that was fastened or tied on like a tight wrapping of fine rope. I had collected a few over the years and what with a cat here and a bird there and well the in-law's bumping into the Buffet Cabinet does not exactly help in preserving glass of any kind {I have, wait correction, I had a fairly large collection of old glass and crystal and milk glass and depression glass and so forth}. Now, after having said this... I should say, that I have in recent years seen some identical style decanters for sale in stores such as the Importers known as Pier1. Although the straw material looks more plastic and not in the italian colors and seemed to be availabel in all colors.. even the decanter itself came in a new variety of colors, yellow, blue, purple even an orange, just not that classic green I remember from the 60's and 70's In closing, if you'd like a picture of one of these Decanters, I would be glad to take one and email it to you upon your request. Respectfully Jack McCann ================================ Hi, my name is Renee! I am new to the bottle collecting thing. I have many different weird looking things that I have never seen before. Those are the things I like to collect. But the problem I am having with this is; I don't know what they are called. Jug, decanter? It looks like a big round ball with a neck about 3 inches long. It's clear green blown glass. It has an inner section that is blown as well. I am thinking that is where you would put ice. There is a cork that covers that part. Then the wine or whatever is filled into the top. There is a skinny little pour spout on the other side that kind of looks like a teapot spout. It has a kickup on the bottom with a little nipple looking center that protrudes back outward . If my description is not good enough for you; let me know. I will try to get a picture of it. Please help! thanks, Renee You are about the third person who has asked about these odd shaped bottles. I am pretty sure they are not American and not terribly old. I have not been able to discover what they were used for and like you thought it was a decanter of some type.


From: Ron

Subject:: Lahaina, Honolulu B & M Co Ltd

Date: 09/27/2005 10:14:06 PM

Hi Digger, How rare are Lahaina Ice Co. Ltd Lahaina Maui Blob top bottles (aqua colored), Lahaina Ice Co. Ltd. Lahaina , Maui, T. H. (clear 8 oz. bottle), and Honolulu B & M Co. Ltd, Honolulu, T.H.(aqua color)? What does T.H. stand for ? And are any of these of any significant history or value? ? Thanks for your time and efforts. Fylbrig


From: Speaktru2me


Date: 09/27/2005 7:08:29 PM

Hi digger have you ever heard of this distilling and can you tell me about the botle I have. Its from the distilling co dayton ohio tall 11 3/4 and has an a with a bubble embossed where the line of the a mark was this co destroyed during the great flood of 1913 in dayton ohio.


From: Patrick922j5

Subject:: Dior cosmetic bottle?

Date: 09/27/2005 10:20:07 PM

I've been a digger and collector for many years and recently my daughter dug this up. I am guessing it is Dior by the logo in the sterling silver cap but wanted to know if you had any ideas? I included a photo with cap close-up and re-creation of the design inside the cap if you can't make it out well. Thanks for any info you can offer. Patrick.



From: JerMolno

Subject:: Question About 1 Gal. Wine Bottle

Date: 09/28/2005 1:45:49 AM

Hello Digger From Northern California, I have a 1 Gal. Wine Bottle in dark brown glass with deco embossed sides. It is a clearly labeled jug reading on silver foiled label: Casa Del Rio BRAND Californa Wine ZINFANDEL WITHDRAWN FROM TAX PAID CONTAINER BOTTLED FOR THE BERT McDOWELL CO. Sacramento, Cal. by STANDARD DISTRIBUTING CO. Sacramento, Cal. Also a SPECIAL RESERVE silver and blue label appears toward the top below the neckline. This wine jug has a double looped ring next to pour spout depending on whether you're a lefty or righty wine jug pourer perhaps. There is an embossed ONE GALLON appearing on the front of the jug. On the bottom is embossed DES PAT 87834 and DES PAT 87987 and 21 "andsomekindof symbol" 5 Could you shed some light on this bottle-age/date/possible worth would be great too. Would hate to send this bottle out to our recycling bin. It's quite a cool jug. Thanks in advance for your insight, Jeremy

Looks like it was made in 1932. In amber, I'd guess about $30. Digger


From: Claire Smith

Subject:: geo. a. dickel

Date: 09/28/2005 10:01:05 AM

Hello, Can you tell me anything about this jug. I have had it for at least 40 years, but haven't been successful in finding anything about it except, of course, what is inscribed on the jug. I sent a picture to the George Dickel museum and they were not able to tell me anything about it since they didn't have one themselves. I have looked through your site and you are the most knowledgeable about bottles that I have encountered so far. So if you could tell me anything about this jug and it's value I would really appreciate it. sincerely, Claire Smith


From: S Byram

Subject:: coke bottle

Date: 09/28/2005 10:09:56 AM

Dear Sir, I have a Coke bottle from 1975 that is celebrating 75 years of the Coke company being in business. Would the Coke bottle be worth anything? Thanks, Stephanie Byram


From: Adam Different

Subject:: antique bottle

Date: 09/28/2005 12:00:00 PM

I have a Flower Child Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Collectors Bourbon By Maloney In Limited Edition It is Royal Enfield Porcelain 185 and it says 1966 on the bottom. How much do you think this bottle is apprx. worth? Thanks,



Subject:: DECANNER?

Date: 09/28/2005 5:02:30 PM

Can you tell what it is? It cam

E from england to ellis island many years ago. The glass is quite thin. Nancy from iowa    


From: Lchanel

Subject:: Need help with value of Armstrong glass bottle

Date: 09/28/2005 7:23:26 PM

Dear Digger: I found some old bottles in our back yard. One of particular interest has these markings:( it is amber in color ) 4/5 th quart says est.1788 (date marked 14 times on the bottle states"federal law forbids sale or re/use of this bottle" round empty circle in center of bottle Bottom- Armstong w/ cirle around the A D 126 12 59 4 in center then made in USA 2) Armstrong bottle amber not to be refilled, no deposit , no return bottom has a letter A with circle and 2 numbers 22 and 63 3) amber again in color not to be refilled no deposit no return with star in between no deposit no return bottom center - anchor with ? H in center of anchor numbers 8548A 6 left of anchor and number 59 to right of anchor 12 underneath Any help would be greatly apprciated. I will take photos and send shortly these bottles are all in mint condition. Thank you Lori Perrino


From: Macs True Value

Subject:: BOTTLE

Date: 09/28/2005 8:56:19 PM

Digger I have a small bottle, green in color about 7" tall with a large head at the top. The printing on the bottle reads.........A.W. CUDWORTH &CO SANFRANCISCO CAL ANY CLUE TO ITS HISTORY AND WORTH? Thanks Dean McKelvey


From: rick.potvin

Subject:: WHO IS THIS ?

Date: 09/28/2005 9:36:43 PM

I have a green pint size bottle that was found in the upper French river near Dokis indian reserve. Around the circular base of the bottle is an inscription that reads the following........ Property of C.D.G.A Inc RD 1930 Curious if this bottle has anything to do with a bottling company that provided beverage to mining exploration in the area from where it was found (in the waters of the river.) Please advise with info you have. Thanks. Rick.


From: wolfmoon2

Subject:: white horse bottle

Date: 09/28/2005 11:51:48 PM

Digger, I found this bottle today in the mountains by a old logging road that was all grown up with fair sized tree's. on the bottom is says exporters white horse distillers L the number in center of bottom is 57 on one side at the top is also a raised horse in the glass, it has a seam that go's all the way up the neck. on the rounded part of the neck on 1 side between the seams is a raised 1 or I the white horse is raised, seems to be like a thick paint maybe. Thank you...



From: Dragontc

Subject:: Pirate Rum Decanter - Alberta's - Signed

Date: 09/29/2005 12:44:06 AM

Digger, Below you will find photos of a signed Alberta's Decanter , that according to a letter you recieved on : 09-18-2003 , is part of a 7 piece set. Are you familiar with these and would you know the value of this piece? Would you know how many were signed? There are no #'s on the decanter as with most collectibles. I have included the letter to you from 9/18/03. I am also curious to learn the age of this decanter. Thank you in advance for any and all help that you could provide. Sincerely, T.C.L.

From: Roger W. Stone To: Digger

Subject:: identification

Date: 18-09-2003 I am trying to identify a set of 7 different figurine bottles. Each has it's own top in the form of a hat that is part of the costume. All of them are cast of a porcelain type material and have a clear glaze on the inside. Each figurine costume is painted on the outside and each base is proximately 4" in diameter and 1 1/2" tall. The base is also part of the same casting. On each base, below each figure, is written in script the type of liquor associated with each figurine. Types of figures: Russian - Vodka, Pirate - Rum, Hillbilly - Moonshine, Scotsman - Scotch , Coronal Sanders - Bourbon, Mexican guitar player - Tequila, Napoleon - Brandy, All of the bottles "decanters" stand between 11" & 12" tall. On the underside of the bases are found two identifying marks: 1) in written script - Bets Holloway 73 on some 74 on others 2) Block letters - ALBERTA'S. All are in excellent condition except for the mexican who is missing his hat. Thank you in advance for any information you may be able to pass along. -



From: George Marcinko

Subject:: old bottle

Date: 09/29/2005 10:49:37 AM

I found a 3 1/2" clear bottle "C.R. BAILEY PERFUMER NEW YORK" What's it worth? Thanks, George



Subject:: Old Kentucky Colonel Whiskey

Date: 09/29/2005 9:37:46 AM

Hi! Hope you can direct me: I have a bottle of Old Kentucky Colonel, pure whiskey... 100 proof, "bottled in bond" (for medicinal purposes exclusively, says the label). An additional strip has been glued to the bottom part of the label, on it is written: Distilled by Willow Springs distilling Co. N.10 5th district of Kentucky at the top, on the righrt side of the label, another little square paper has a black eagle on the center, and NRA in red above it. The bottle is a flat "full quart" (which is also in relief on the top back, as well as "the A-M-S Co. at the bottom). Point is: the bottle is also full, unopened! How should I search for it's value? Thanks


From: Sheila Wolfe


Date: 09/29/2005 1:45:18 PM

I have four bottles I would like information on. 1. 5 1/2" high, aqua or light green in color, and reads National Remedy Company New York. 2. 5" high clear bottle that reads Great Seal The Styron Beccs Co. Newark Ohio. 3. 5" tall Souders Flavoring Extracts Layton Ohio. 4. 4" tall clear bottle that reads Con Acid Sulphuric H2 SO4 in raised frosted letters. I appreciate any information you can give me. Thank you. --


From: Cc143bear1

Subject:: (no


Date: 09/29/2005 10:05:36 AM

I found a Wheaton bottle john Fitzgerald Kennedy. It is green in color and still has the original cork. What year was this bottle produced? Do you have a value for this bottle. Thank you! Kelly


From: irondogjs

Subject:: old medicine bottle

Date: 09/29/2005 5:27:43 PM

Hello, I was wondering if you could help me identfy a bottle. It is Dr. J.H. Mcleans volcanic oil liniment, 4oz. I have the box, bottle, and paperwork. The contents of the bottle are very strong! I can not pin point the company or any real value. The bottle is clear with a black lid on the bottom it says 784 5. Any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you jim irondogjs


From: Jen & George

Subject:: bourbon whiskey

Date: 09/29/2005 6:45:26 PM

Hi Digger- I still need to download a picture but here is a description of the bottle. Round bottle just about 12 inches. Label says: "Spring Hill" Bourbon Whiskey (Spring of 1901) 13 Years in Wood Bottled by Morten & Co, N.Y. There is a crown at the top of the label. There is also liquor stamp or bottle stamp, I guess you would call it across the mouth of the bottle. The number is 36-4107177. It says 4/5 quart, US Internal Revenue, Tax Paid. The bottle is very dark in color. I'm not sure if that is the original color or if its stained from age. The mouth of the bottle appears to be like a wine bottle, it appears to have a smooth bottom. The lip, I'm not too sure about. The bottle is not opened. It has a maroon or dark red wax or plastic(now very dried out) covering over the lip and down the shaft about 1.5 inches down. This bottle was acquired when a friend's estate was being distributed. We have several other bottles and some wines from the 1960's and 70's. We are just interested in any information you can provide about it. Thanks, Jennifer


From: ZRP611

Subject:: clorox jug 1gallon

Date: 09/30/2005 1:23:40 AM

I have a Clorox jug and I was wondering how much the jug would be worth.the jug is in very good conditions...


From: ZRP611

Subject:: (no


Date: 09/30/2005 1:31:02 AM

the jug is made by Duraglas it is 1 gallon it is round it has no chips in it at all and it has a the lid with it on the bottom of the jug it has the pat 9 reg 2 U.S. 0ff how much is it worth.


From: Louis McQuaide

Subject:: ABCB soda bottle marked Duraglass G-137 Phildelphia, PA 1954 convention is pink.

Date: 09/30/2005 8:38:33 AM

Digger, Thanks for the excellent info on these bottles. I had one sitting in my basement since I was a kid. The one I have is pink and marked ABCB Convention Philadelphia, PA 1954. Is has a red plastic Owen-Illinois cap. Always wondered what it was.


From: DAWN B.

Subject:: medicine bottle

Date: 09/30/2005 10:28:23 AM

Dr.kings, new discovery bottle with cork says chicago, ill.on the side of it and a #4 on bottom. Also old toy car, metal with #4 on underside.its orange.


From: ShANE Willette

Subject:: old oaken bottle

Date: 09/30/2005 1:41:09 PM

Dear Digger, I am looking for any information you can help me with. I have a bottle about 14 inches high made of oak. On the bottom of the bottle the labile reads the "old oaken bottle" originated and protected by the lookout mountain novelty co. Inc. east Chattanooga, Tennessee. The bottle has 2 metal rings screwed to it, 1 about 1inch wide around the top, were the cork top inserts, the other ring is around the bottom of the bottle about 1/2inch wide. Also on labile it reads made of tennessee moutain white oak. Hope you can help, thanks Shane ShANE Willette shane1956 Why Wait? Move to EarthLink.


From: AmyRut0025

Subject:: (no


Date: 09/30/2005 1:17:20 PM

dear digger hello my name is Matt and I recently found a clear glass bottle from Saegertown Beverages. It is a 7fl oz. ginger ale bottle. all of the writing is really good all the way around the bottle and there are no breaks or cracks in it. I was wondering if this is worth anything to anyone? I live in Girard Pa. not that far from saegertown. any help would be much appreciated. thank you. matt


From: TJ

Subject:: Dalmau Hermanos

Date: 09/30/2005 8:14:12 PM

Dear Sir I have a Spanish Burgundy Red. Vintage 1964. By Dalmau Hermanos. Wine is still in bottle. Can you give me any idea what it may be worth? T. J. Southworth Port Ludlow, WA oldsalt1935




Subject:: BottleQuestion

Date: 09/30/2005 8:28:42 PM

Hi! I just purchased a bottle that I am very curious about, and cannot find anything about it in the books that I have, including Kovel's book. Here is a description of the bottle: Clear Glass 6 inches tall - about one inch thick by 2 inches wide. Neck about 1 1/2 inches tall. ABM - side seam to the top of the lip Raised lettering on the sides of the bottle: BOYE NEEDLE CO. (on one side). The other side reads: 3 OZ. FULL MEASURE The bottom has a raised diamond with the capital letter I in the center. Off to one side of this marking in the number 9. Also, there appears to be a type of circle design or mold mark around the diamond. The bottle would accept a cork to "cap" it. Very good condition. Little bit of cloudiness in the glass. I know Boye Needle is a stitchery company. knitting needles, sewing needles, etc. I can't imagine what they would have in a medicine bottle other than, sewing machine oil perhaps. Sure would appreciate any information I can get on this neat bottle. Thank you very much. Lorrie


From: timmy c

Subject:: DES PAT

Date: 09/30/2005 10:47:22 PM

Yes I have found a bottle that I cannot find anything about the bottle is oval shaped on one side & octigon on the other On the bottom is DES PAT 89885. There are also 3 #s 25, 5, & 3. The bottle is approx 7in tall & 2.5in wide on bottom & 2in wide at top. any info age, price, maker, & use, I would be very thankful Tim Cornelison Yes I have found a bottle that I cannot find anything about the bottle is oval shaped on one side ; octagon on the other On the bottom is DES PAT 89885. There are also 3 #s; 25, ;5, ; 3. The bottle is approx 7in tall ; 2.5in wide on bottom ; 2in wide at top. any info age, price, maker, ; use, I would be very thankful; Tim Cornelison


The design was to be made at the Owens of Illinois Glass Company.  the jar looks like a food container to me.  Value might be $1-2.  Digger

From: p heustess

Subject:: gold creme dementh

Date: 09/30/2005 11:27:21 PM

Dear sirs: A friend brought over an old bottle of Bols Gold Creme DeMenthe. It comes in the ballerina bottle and has a label in deep grey (maybe silver) that has a man with a white beard and red cap in a circle. The BOLS is in bold letter (white on the grey) and Ballerina is in cursive (dark grey on the lighter grey) under the bold BOLS. There is also a stamp that says "Sole Distributors for the U.S.A. Brown-forman import company New York, 16, New York. There is a square (1 1/2" x 1") that keeps the Bols strap on the bottle (although the glue is deteriorating and the labels are beginning to fall off. This square is certifying that it is Gold Creme DeMenthe with certified colour added. It also says 9/16 quart and 60 proof. Another sticker on the neck (round) says contents 18 ozs. The paper lid strap is only partially there, but the bottle lead is intact and has never been opened. We would be interested in knowing rarity, pehaps value, should we drink it because there is no real value or is it a true collectable. Oh, the ballerina still does the minute waltz. Thank you for any help you might render. Pat Heustess Sacramento, CA


From: Jan M

Subject:: Blue canning jars

Date: 09/30/2005 11:36:59 PM

Could you tell me something about canning jars Tight Seal 1/2gal blue.I can't find out where they were made or value these jars have a glass lid and bail


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