September 2003 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2003

From: Keith

To: Digger

Subject: Question: Manitou Bitters

Date: 30-09-2003

Hi, I just found a Manitou Bitters last weekend w/Indian head embossed on front. I just ordered your book on Indian bottles. I was wondering how rare is this bottle and where is it from. I saw it on the advertisement in the bottle magazine for the Indian bottle book. I also heard you were a big collector of Indian bottles a while back. Thanks, Keith

 

Very Rare with about 5 whole specimens known  Value at least $1000 in good condition.  Digger

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From: Price

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Readers can help.

Date: 01-09-2003

Digger, Below is an excerpt from one of your MANY help pages thank you so much for these. The only problem is when "maybe one of our readers can help out" appears, there is no way to find out if one did. Absolutly not complaining. Just looking for a way to get readers answers too. Thanks Digger, Price EXAMPLE- Hi, I have 2 Codd bottles which I picked up from the former Portuguese colony of Goa in India. I didn't have an interest in bottles before but there is that sense of 'treasure hunt'! Codd One The embossed lettering states "Codd's Patent Bottle" "Extra Strong Glass" "Darwin" - Darwin is within a heart and three embossed stars at the bottom of the bottle. Codd Two The embossed lettering states "Codd's Patent Bottle" "Extra Strong Glass" "V&F" - V&F is within a heart and "Made in Germany" at the bottom of the bottle. Thanks for any help provided! Tony I have no resources to help with these bottles maybe one of our overseas readers can help out. Digger

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From: circa1948 c

To: Digger

Subject: witch bottle

Date: 01-09-2003

I was reading this page http://www.bottlebooks/may.htm and noticed the paragraph on the LUSCOMBS WITCH SMELLING SALTS bottle. I was wondering if you can put me in contact with the writer? (or him with me?). This address will be fine if you have his still can you pass it along? I'd like to see if he wants to sell it. also, do you know of any one who collects and sells stoppers? I have (paid 40.00 for) this witch bottle but no stopper :-( Thanks, Sonja Worden

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From: Krystal Kirkman

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 01-09-2003

Hi Digger, My dog dug up this little 2 inch bottle with a orange cork inside of it. On the bottom of it it has Pyrex 155. It looks to be a medicine vial (like what insulin or something might have come in). I know you can't determine much without a picture but I was wondering if you knew something about it from the brand and number on the bottom. Thanks, Krystal

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From: Dick

To: Digger

Subject: I have this bottle also.

Date: 01-09-2003

Hi, Can you tell me anything about the worth of keeping this bottle? Someone else has it and I'll just insert their query instead of typing up a new one. Thanks. Sunday, December 08, 2002 10:33 PM

Subject: bottle question Hi Digger, I have a Bourbon Supreme bottle. On the bottle reads Williamsburg capital of Virginia 1699 - 1780. On the bottom of the bottle reads, American Traditional series, American Distilling Co. , Genuine porcelain J. Young 1969 Made in USA by Heirlooms of tomorrow. Can you please help me value this bottle. Thank You for your time.

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From: IMJACIII

To: Digger

Subject: Haig & Haig Whiskey Decanters

Date: 01-09-2003

To Whom It May Concern: I inherited two Haig & Haig whiskey decanters from my great grandfather who was born in Nottingham, England. Each bottle is twelve inches in height which includes the cork decanter cap. The top of one cap has a silver mountain goat and the other has a donkey. The decanters themselves remind me of a square hour glass. I believe my Mom said they were called "pinch bottles". Each bottle, at the bottom of each side, has the words Haig & Haig Whiskey etched in the glass. I would like to learn more about the age of these decanters, where they were manufactured and whether they have any value. Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. John

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From: Price

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Re: Ebay

Date: 01-09-2003

Wow thanks for your quick reply! Looking through your catalog now. Will order one in a couple days. Thanks, Price

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From: David & Tammy

To: Digger

Subject: info on whiskey bottle needed

Date: 02-09-2003

Don't know if seam goes over lip because lip is gone. Back shows place for label on ship on each side and short raised lines supposed to resemble ocean I guess. Some haze but not bad. Have a younger bottle with almost same scene but captain is facing sideways. and has Federal Law--Has to be the same company just different eras .attached is 2 photos. Thank you Tammy

Here's a link to the original patent.  Probably a Paul Jones Whiskey.  Yours looks to be about 1927 era without the "Federal Law" statement. Digger

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From: maryann

To: Digger

Subject: borghini bottle

Date: 02-09-2003

acquired a (borghini ) cruise ship decanter of ceramic or porcelain named michaelangelo - 1970 or 1973 with wine in it. looks like it was never opened - any info - worth, etc.? thanks mary ann

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From: Michael..co

To: Digger

Subject: 3 in 1 bottle

Date: 02-09-2003

WE HAVE A ODD SHAPED BOTTLE , IT'S ACTUALY 3 BOTTLES IN ONE STAND, CAN'T FIND ANY INFO CAN YOU HELP.IT WAS SOLD BY JULIUS WILE SONS &CO, INC. OUT OF NEW YORK.MADE AND BOTTLED BY GARNIER LIQUEURS OUT OF ENGHIE-PARIS FRANCE.BOTTLES ARE STILL SEALED AND FULL. THE CONTENTS ARE CREME DE MENTHE, ABRICOTINE AND CHERRY LIQUEUR.THE INFO I AM LOOKING FOR IS VALUE AND ANYTHING ELSE.WE WOULD BE GRATEFUL. THANK YOU MICHAEL SHOYER

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From: Donna Sisson

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 01-01-1997 Hi, I was cleaning out my barn this past weekend and I found an old Dr.Pepper bottle it is really old but has no date on it. The description is, clear and the numbers on it are 2 10 11 and the letters are raised up. I am wondering what this bottle is worth and how old it is. Think You, Christina Freeman

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From: VINNIEPUG

To: Digger

Subject: Vintage 1961 Chianti Calamassi Value

Date: 02-09-2003

Greetings. I know you are very busy answering questions about bottles and I really appreciate your site and your knowledge. I was wondering if you could possibly give a rough value to a bottle I have acquired but cannot find any info on. I have a Chianti bottle with the vintage stamp of 1961 on it. The bottle itself is made as a cannon and is seated on a wooden stand with no wheels made on it. The bottle itself and the stand are wrapped in leather. It is from Italy and sold here in Knoxville, Tn. It has a knight's helmet on the bottle and the stopper looks like a Viking's head. It is almost completely full of wine and in great condition. Various searches came up with not the first fact. Thank you very much. Michael

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From: HillbillyInk69

To: Digger

Subject: old bottles

Date: 02-09-2003

hello digger you might be my life saver i found 3 brown gallon Clorox jugs and 3 half gallon brown Clorox jugs, they have the Clorox emblem on them, they are not damaged, the only thing i can tell you about the neck is that it tapers off into a small mouth (pouring spout), the little ones have a bigger mouth but no other markings, i just wanted to know if they have any value. thanks for your time you the man a very confused person (me)

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From: nonna284

To: Digger

Subject: Hi

Date: 03-09-2003

I have a dark blue bottle, BOLS Parfait Amour liqueur, bottom is marked Erven Lucas Bols Distilling Co. Louisville Ky. Produced & bottled in the USA under personal supervision of the Amsterdam Directors. Has a red cap. Seal is broken. Have had it for many many years. What can I do with it? Edna Frigo nonna284

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From: Dave Jones

To: Digger

Subject: Liquor Bottle Taipei Rebulic of China

Date: 03-09-2003

Hello. I have come across this little jug and wonder if it is worth anything. I am going to send you the picture I have of it because that should help some. It stands 7 inches tall and at it's widest it is 5 inches. What the bottle says on it is as follows: Liquor Bottle - Taiwan Tobacco & Wine Monopoly Bureau Taipei Rebublic of China, on the base it also says Taiwan China and then some chinese writing. Hope you can help me figure this out. Thanks.

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From: Allen GrapeNo4

To: Digger

Subject: White Horse Distillers

Date: 03-09-2003

Hi Im looking for some info on a Old Whiskey bottle I just received from my mom. it has been in the family for a long time. At the top of the bottle is says. " Federal Law Forbids Sale or Reuse of this Bottle ". In the middle of the bottle is an embossed horse painted White about 4 inches tall. At the bottom of the bottle it says. " Exporters White Horse Distillers LTD. Glasgow Scotland ". On the bottom of the bottle are the letters and numbers. " P.G.C. 45 " On the other side of the bottle at the top just below the neck is an embosed horse about 1 inch tall. Any help finding some info on this bottle would be great. Thanks Allen Stallbaumer GrapeNo14

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From: L.S. southerngal19

To: Digger

Subject: Bottles

Date: 03-09-2003

Digger, I have been digging old dumps for about a year now. I think they are from the 40's to 50's, possibly some from the 30's. I am sending a picture of two bottle that I dug up in the same area. I was looking at your web site and was reading about White House Vinegar bottles. I was wondering if the one in the pic with the two handles might be one of them. It stands 9 ¼" tall. All it has on the bottom is a symbol with a 1 in it, a 6 above it and on each side of the symbol is what looks like an 8 or maybe a backwards S. Most of the bottle is a crackle glass design with some design embossed on the bottom of the front and back. Do you know what this bottle is and what it might be worth? The other bottle in the picture is probably not worth anything but I was just wondering if you might know what it is. It stands 8" tall and is the crackle glass design all over. It has nothing on the bottom. Thank you in advance so much for your time. Linda

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From: Bryce Barker

To: Digger

Subject: Enquire from Australian

Date: 04-09-2003

Hi Digger i have a Glass stopper with Lea and Perrins embossed on the top of it. It is of green glass. Although i know it is from an L&P sauce bottle - i was wondering if you might know the dates this type of bottle was made? Bryce Barker

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From: Linda M. Perry

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Re: pottery flask

Date: 04-09-2003

Thanks. I'll send in the historical information form and $10.

From: "Linda M. Perry" lperry4atlantic

To: Digger Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2003

6:20 PM

Subject: pottery flask I'm attaching two views of a flask that after much research I cannot identify as to origin, date or value. (If you cannot open the attached files, you can see the flasks at http://lperry.members.atlantic/flask.htm)I bought it in a consignment antique mall in St. Augustine, Florida, about five years ago. The owner knew nothing about it except the vendor said he found it in the Boston area. I just like its heart-shaped design and crude markings. The front view shows a design imbedded on the neck. The side view reveals a crude face with open mouth on each side. The eyes (which are not parallel on either face) are holes, causing me to speculate that it may have been a saddle flask. I have inserted a small object (paper clip) to only a depth of about a half-inch, so I can't prove the eyes once held attachments of some kind. A close examination with a magnifying glass reveals remnants of black glaze. The color of the flask is primarily rusty, reddish brown and green. It stands at just under 9 inches tall. Its width is about 7 inches from the front and about 3-1/2 inches from the side. It was apparently buried. Dirt still encrusts the opening and can be seen (hardened) inside. The lip is about 1-7/8 inches in diameter. The opening narrows from 1-1/8 inch at the lip to about a half-inch in the neck. What do you think? Thank you for your help, Linda Perry Gainesville, Florida

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From: ELIZABETH EHLIN

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Re: 1971 decanter

Date: 04-09-2003

tHIS WAS BACK IN maRCH!

From: ELIZABETH EHLIN

To: Digger Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003

1:12 AM

Subject: 1971 decanter Hi, I have this 1971 gold plated eagle decanter by ezra brooks, it is heritage china with the number sn-10. The base is royal blue with: EAGLE THRIFTY SHOPPING WORLD RENO NEVADA, AND THE EAGLE IS GOLD, can you tell me anything about it, or what it's worth to a collector? Thank You Liz

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From: JoyLand

To: Digger

Subject: HINDS HONEY and creAM BOTTLE

Date: 04-09-2003

I have a Hind's Honey and Almond cream bottle from Portland, Maine, USA. Screw top. What is it worth?

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From: John Ott

To: Digger

Subject: Digger Odell's

Date: 04-09-2003

2 items. 1. When I was a kid I stayed at a resort called Digger O'Dells at Bull Shoals. In fact, I remember a film being played in a screened pavillion showing how Welch's Grape Juice or jelly was bottled. Do you have any connection to this resort? Is it still there? 2. I just found a 1927 Pepsi bottle from a Columbia, MO bottler in mint condition. Is it worth anything?

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From: ray jones

To: Digger Sent: Friday, August 01, 2003

9:44 AM

Subject: Schweppes Can you tell me the approx. age, value and use of a Glass Schweppes bottle that has a rounded base and holds 150 ml. of liquid please?Ray.Jones

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From: JMORGANCON

To: Digger

Subject: old bottle

Date: 05-09-2003

i have an old bottle that has the mothers friend on the front of it and on one side it says Bradfield reg'l. co. the other side Atlanta Ga. I was wondering how old it is

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From: Michael Welch

To: Digger

Subject: Millville Bottle Works

Date: 05-09-2003

Help I looked on the internet, and found these types of bottles, but with different marks on the bottom. I looked and saw you had some questions on the Millville bottle works bottles, but could not find the answer. I have two bottles, porcelain top with wire clamp (one green one brown) Each have Millville Bottle Works 1888 embossed on them. The bottom has a m or w in a circle embossed. How do I know what year it was made and if it is a reproduction? What were these bottle made for? A Troll walks afield and finds waiting for him treasures of knowledge and the wealth of love from his wife. Sometimes a Troll is just lucky.

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From: Bob Diegelman

To: Digger

Subject: fish bottle

Date: 06-09-2003

I am so happy to have found you. After many hours and google searches I somehow found a picture of the fish bottle I recently broke. It was my Mom's

-- she died in May and here I have gone and broken the fish who sat on her mantle for years. For some reason, the family called him "Jones". He cannot be repaired. I believe he could have contained wine. The picture in the book is of a green version and written next to it is something about it being european from the 1960s or 70s.He is not upright, as some of the others on the internet. He lays down on two sets of fins/feet. Is there any way to locate another Jones in blue crackle glass? Please let me know. Mary

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From: Jfrnk

To: Digger

Subject: old bottle

Date: 06-09-2003

We recently acquired two old bottles at an auction. We haven't been collecting bottles, but they were included with a box of items. The one bottle, which I have been able to find information on the internet is the one with "Great Radium Spring Water Co. Inc. Pittsfield MASS". But the other bottle is the one we are curious about. It is a brown bottle, about 9" tall, with "DAZLE" 32 OZ embossed letters near the top, it is ABM, it has a smooth round base with the embossing "L-351-A"near the edge and "5" on left edge, an "H" over an anchor in the middle(Anchor Hocking?) and a "10" on the right edge. The top doesn't look like any on the guide on the internet. The best way I can describe it is that the bottle tapers down to a raised ring and then it tapers out for about one half inch to another ring. It has a cork stopper top. It has a shiny silvery residue inside the bottle. Any information you could provide about this bottle would be appreciated. Thanks.

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From: Trippwoolf

To: Digger

Subject: Dr Thacher medicine bottle

Date: 07-09-2003

I am a construction worker in Chattanooga, and my company tears down a lot of old homes to make way for neighborhood rejuvenation. In the process, we unearth a few interesting old bottles which I promptly snatch up. My current favorite is a bottle from Dr HS Thacher medicine company I unearthed clearing out a burnout. My question is : What can you tell me about the company which made it, or whose name it bears , and are they fairly common? I know it is post-1900 due to the seam which runs through the lip, but that is all the information I can glean from bottle identification websites until I get a digital camera. If it would help to send you an actual photo, I would be more than happy to do that. Also, does washing the bottle detract from the value of the bottle? Any help you could give me would be most appreciated. Thank you

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From: Cecil & Kristi

To: Digger

Subject: Creomulsion Bottle Found

Date: 07-09-2003

I found a bottle similar to this one from your web page. The only difference is it has a number 6. Do you know how much this bottle is worth. It is in perfect shape. Embossed creomulsion bottle Digger, I have a 9 inch clear creomulsion bottle. The creomulsion is embossed in a curve on the top, and for coughs due to colds on the bottom. It was not a screw cap. The top is very flat. The bottom has a N in a small square and the other side is the nu mber 7. Cecil D. McQuoid

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From: Pepefraser

To: Digger

Subject: Hello

Date: 07-09-2003

I found a bottle with SB on and on the bottom it has SCHILLING & CO 16 oz on it. What is it?

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From: David K Rakes

To: Digger

Subject: Question for Digger

Date: 07-09-2003

Dear Digger, I have a soda or mineral water bottle that dates around 1860. The bottle is embossed STOLEN / FROM / M. C. BENNETT. It is about 7 inches tall with a blob top blown in the mold. The bottle has a smooth base, no pontil marks, shape round, aqua, no damage. I am looking to know the value and history of this bottle. I am told it is rare since there seems to be no listings for M. C. Bennett. I was told it could be from PA GA or VA and the bottle did come from a Richmond dealer. There was a Joseph S. Bennett, DE druggist, who was in business during the 1850's. So far my research has found a M C. Bennett in Forsyth Co GA. This MC was Merril C Bennett born 1812, a farmer from SC. Can you help me? Cheers, David Rakes in GA

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From: bernie4minesurfer

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle that I found

Date: 07-09-2003

I was wondering if you can tell me anything about this bottle and maybe what its worth ?? thank you

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From: bernie4minesurfer

To: Digger

Subject: Fw: Pictures for you

Date: 07-09-2003

I was wondering if you can tell me anything about this bottle , and how much its worth . .thank you

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From: bernie4minesurfer

To: bernie4minesurfer Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2003

5:13 PM

Subject: Pictures for you

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From: Henry Bowden

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 07-09-2003

Dear Sir; I am from Turtle Creek Pa and have a bottle that is marked Turtle Creek Mineral Water co. it also has a turtle emblem molded into the bottom. It has a seam in both sides and a heavy bottom and the glass on the inside of the bottle at the bottom is heavier on one side then the other . It also has a rounded out top , the kind that is found on hand made bottles in the 1800"s . I beliver that it could possible date back to the 1800's. Have you ever heard of such a company ?( Turtle Creek Mineral Water Company) It may have been made in the town of Turtle Creek Pa, but we have no record of it. Any help that you can offer will be appreciated thank you henry

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From: dennis.

To: Digger

Subject: old liq decanters

Date: 08-09-2003

we have two old liq decanters of cars 1 is jim beam burban 1929 tag on the car .the other is a oldsmoble limited aesthetic classics of vodka bottle by ase.could you possably give me some in formation on them maybe a ballpark value amount? thank you joan

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From: royblizzard

To: Digger

Subject: Nu-Icu bottle

Date: 08-09-2003

Dear Sir, I have a bottle I dug up years ago in an old circa 20's dump here in Austin, Texas. It says Nu-Icu and is bursting out of a star with the words Flavor that you can't forget- underneath Nu-Icu. It has a bottle pat. date of Mar.9, 1920. On the lower portion around the bottom it has Root, 29, and 94K. It is one half pint. I have searched all over the web and am stumped. Can you help me out on this one? thank you. Roy Blizzard 4ev1

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From: Darcy & Yvette Boylan

To: Digger

Subject: Coca Cola Syrup Jug

Date: 08-09-2003

I recently purchased this paper label Canadian Coca Cola syrup jug and estimate it to be from the 30's. Am I correct? And could you fill me in on it's rarity and price range? Thanks Diiger! Darcy

   

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From: Dan Wilson

To: DIGGER

Subject: Soda Bottle??

Date: 08-09-2003

Hello My name is Dan Wilson, I'm new to collecting bottles, or anything.Recently I found an old soda bottle it's app. 8" tall, clear.It says AMERICAN SODA BOTTLE PORTLAND ORE. In the space inbetween it has a flying eagle with two arrows in it's talon's.I have searched everywhere I can think of and some places besides, and can't find anything about it.Any information would be greatly appreciated. (Sorry for no photo, in process of trying to purchase a camera and scanner, with very little money) Thank you again!!!! Dan Wilson

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From: Victoria Barry

To: Digger

Subject: Value of a bottle

Date: 08-09-2003

Dear Digger, Recently a friend gave us a 12 and a half ounce bottle and the markings on it say "Registered, Not To be Resold 12 1/2 Edward Haas Union Course". It is aqua in color. Our friend didn't know anything about the bottle's original contents or its current value. Please advise us if you have answers to these questions. Sincerely yours, LGB, Newfoundland, Canada

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From: Blas Costagli

To: Digger

Subject: Greetings. .A question about a bottle

Date: 08-09-2003

Hello, My name is Blas Costagli, and I live outside Chicago, Illinois. It has come to my attention that my Grandfather owned a soda company in Chicago called. "United States Soft Drink Works" I have a photo of the front of the building. I was told that, during the depression, it was closed down, later turned into a cab station, and eventually burned down. I have been looking for a bottle to give my Mother, or even a photo of a bottle. I thought I would take a chance and see if you can help me. Thanks for your time. Blas Costagli

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From: Knotcher

To: Digger

Subject: coca-cola bottle

Date: 08-09-2003

I have and old coke bottle with the work "root" on the bottom. Embossed on the bottle is Coca-Cola bottleing Co. Charleston, SC trademark registered. Can you tell me what it might be worth? Thank You, Pete

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From: Courtney

To: Digger

Subject: Permission to Reuse

Date: 09-09-2003

Good afternoon, As an aspiring writer on the collecting of Applied Color Label soda bottles and the effects, I came across your outstanding website while doing some research. The process of gathering information has not been as "at mouse click"s length as I thought. I am in the tragic beginning phases and as a 25yr old female I get more gawky, "sure you aren't taking any cures?" looks than help. I believe it was on your bottlebooks that I found a listing "Digger Odell Publications c 2002" showing "Soda Manufacturing in 1937". On this site is a chart "1937 Production of Bottled Carbonated Beverages by Quantity and Value By State" which I found amazing! Which brings me to this e-mail. I was wondering if you could recall the source of information or if in fact the chart could be "disassembled". I am wanting to use only the states with numbers reflecting less than 10s of 1, 000s in production and am weary not knowing the accuracy/source and hate "re-writing" others work without discussion. I know you are bombarded with daily e-mails. I'd love to "probe your brain" for information as a fellow collector enthusiasts, but will leave you with just the one question above for now! Thank you in advance for taking the time to respond

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From: epvaneman

To: Digger

Subject: wheaton bottle Helen Keller

Date: 09-09-2003

Hi, My father bought a Helen Keller bottle at a yard sale.It came in a commemorative decanter box and it has wheaton , nuline on the side.It has her birthdate and deceased date which says 1880 to 1868.This seems to be wrong since she died in 1968.Have you ever heard of any of these bottles in this series being mis dated.The great american series.He also purchased a Robert Kennedy that we believe is from the same series.Any info would be appreciated. Thanks , Marla & Tom

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From: Joye

To: Digger

Subject: AA Bottle

Date: 09-09-2003

a. Front, top says "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-Use of This Bottle" Then, it has some swirly calligraphy around 2 A's. Back has embossed ring or wreath by neck. b. 7" tall (pint bottle) c. Looks like it had a cork with a cage d. Base of bottle has embossing "D-9 68 F [in a hexagon] 41 M.899A" e. rectangular? a. amber b. good condition c. I would like to know the age, rarity, value & history if possible. Thank you! Joye L. Henrie

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From: brian

To: Digger

Subject: I no my bottles are worth something BIG!!!

Date: 10-09-2003

I'm just don't no what CORN FOR THE WORLD FLASK I can send you a pic if you want. I have more bottles but can't write any more my daughter needs to go to bed I'll write more tomorrow cause it is late. thank you jamy

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From: brian brians4cybersol

To: Digger

Subject: I no my bottles are worth something BIG!!!

Date: 10-09-2003

I'm just dont no what CORN FOR THE WORLD FLASK I can send you a pic if you want. I have more bottles but can't write any more my daughter needs to go to bed I'll write more tommorow cause it is late. thank you jamy

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From: Tom

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 09-09-2003

I have a quantity of pre-1952 Mason, Ball, and Kerr jars. Do you have any idea how I can reckon what they're worth? Can't find a collector's pricing guide book. Thanks, Tom.

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From: claudia

To: Digger

Subject: a bottle

Date: 10-09-2003

hi my name is claudia i have a bottle that i would like to know just a little bit about it in the front is says OLD FITZGERALD . in the back theres a label original sour mash. .louisville STITZEL WELLER distillery dsp.ny.16 .thers another label but all i could read is proof 100. thankyou a lot claudia

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From: SaraWRush

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 10-09-2003

Dear Mr. Odell, I have a bottle which I'd like to have information about.It is. . .

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From: Jen at PixelDecor jen4pixeldecor

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Re: tall bright yellow fish bottle

Date: 11-09-2003

Hello Digger,

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From: "Jen at PixelDecor" jen4pixeldecor

To: Digger Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003

12:02 AM

Subject: tall bright yellow fish bottle While cleaning out My deceased grandfather's house today, I found a rather interesting bottle. No one else thought it was anything, I thought otherwise. here are pictures: http://www.verybigdesign/bottle/bottle.html

-- it's 14.5 " tall

-- it's YELLOW, very.

-- it appears to have been colored from the inside, as the base seems to be clear.

-- the flared wide lip and neck appear to me to be hand worked. I think it as handblown into a mold then the neck by was worked hand, as there is a definite slicing off the the blow tube and remainder at the bottom I know some glass workers and have seen a bunch of their hand blown work to recognize signs of hand done work, I think. The bottom cinches it. I think I captured pictures very well, it's a sulfer yellow, even more vivid than the pictures show. i've seen some interior dyeing/painting done and this does seem to be coated with color onthe inside, the neck even seems to show some brush marks. do you have any idea what, when etc? I looked around alot, so I assume it's wine or bitters bottle? I don't seen many yellow listings, so is that a rare color?

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From: Marie Thorn

To: Digger Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2003

6:03 AM

Subject: BottleQuestion Hello, I've been hiking all over Baltimore Co, and along the way, I've found many bottles. .some perfect, some not. The question I'm asking you today is about a bottle with the words M&P Bottling Wks Sparkling Gazosa Style Baltimore Md Registered THIS BOTTLE NEVER SOLD Please forgive my poor depiction, but I found this bottle very close to the Ma & Pa railroad line near Pleasantville. And I wondered if there is any connection between the railroad and the initials on the bottle ? I would appreciate any info you may have. Thanks in advance, Marie Thorn PS The words on the bottle seem to be mirrored or reflected to appear 2 times.

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From: NinkTop

To: Digger

Subject: Ed. Pinaud bottle Questions.

Date: 11-09-2003

I found this Ed. Pinaud clear glass bottle from an old land filled site in south San Francisco, CA. It is about 10 1/2 " tall and 3 1/2 ' wide at the bottom. The mouth of bottle is a cork stopped kind with roll lip. The base is smooth, the bottle has raised lettering " ED. PINAUD PARIS " with round raised circle in the middle and a flower basket on the top. The bottom has raised letters say " BOTTLE PROPERTY OF Pinaud (logo hand written styling) INCORPORATED 5 NEW YORK REGISTED. The bottle is in a very good shape with cleanable stain inside. I would like to know about the bottle, age, rarity, value and history. The picture is attached. I'll be waiting for your answer thank you so much Terry

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Hello Digger, Your web presence is astounding, your bottlease priceless. I have been collecting glass for a couple years now and find you are the go to guy. I Don't even have to write you to get the answers. All I have to do is follow your web. I am a very silent fan of yours. . till now. You are a "digger" I am a "diver" most of my finds are VERY sick. I collect for pleasure rather than profit, many of my bottles are worthless but worthwhile to me. I have a pre 1880 iron pontil ale bottle with very pronounced snap case scars that just tickles me pink. . My real problem is many of my finds have surf damage. Most of them have very fine scratches covering the entire surface from lolling arond on the sea floor. The scratches tend to be very fine though numerous as if one had rubbed the entire bottle with 120-300 grit sand paper. Whittle marks, mould seams and snap case scars are not occluded unless the bottle was found fairly shallow and was exposed to surf for however long. My prize display pieces look "attic" as long as I keep a light coat of furniture polish on em. Would your professional polishing machine help me get the oil out of my life and let my bottles shine on their own? I am very serious. Very willing to follow instructions. Very willing to pay the price for your plans if you feel a machine would benefit my bottles. My dream machine would polish 4-8 at a time. Will your plans satisfy my needs? Thanks, Price Court Poulsbo Wa.

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From: Georgia Purdy

To: Digger Digger

Subject: RE: Brandimist

Date: 12-09-2003

Thank you for the reply. I was finally able to make the Jasper connection. Jasper Bottle Works operated here until it was sold about 1959-60. It was owned by a man named Philip Scarborough. He bottled Brandimist and a number of other soft drinks. He even had his own brand, a fruit drink called U-NO-PHIL and I located a man who dug up one of those while excavating a fish pond. Also a number of older people remember the drink. I was also able to interview his granddaughter. So, if you have any readers who turn up a U-NO-PHIL bottle, I have at least been able to supply you with that tidbit. I enjoyed browsing your informative site so much that I went out at 6 0'clock in the morning and started probing my backyard with a kitchen skewer. All I accomplished was a blister on my right palm, but I'll try again because my house was built about 1914 and there must be some bottle treasures in this old neighborhood. Thanks again. Georgia Purdy Jasper, Texas

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From: "Georgia Purdy" gpurdy4tecman

To: DiggerSent: Friday, August 08, 2003

11:41 PM

Subject: Brandimist I am a freelance writer. I was asked by a local newspaper to interview a man who found a Brandimist bottle. Your site indicates it was a soda manufactured by Brandimist of Decatur, Georgia, but also mentions a Brooklyn, New York company who had the original patent in 1925. This bottle has the date 1926 and Jasper, Texas on the bottom. I live in Jasper, Texas and am unable to find a link for bottling it here even though there were some bottling companies here. Does this mean it was manufactured in Decatur? What does the earlier New York company signify? Any suggestions for tracking this down would be appreciated. My internet search has been dry except for the mention in your site. Thank you. Georgia Purdy

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From: UNNAMABLEMAN

To: Digger

Subject: Preserving paper label bottles

Date: 13-09-2003

Hello Digger, I have three related questions: #1. Where can I buy some kind of plastic protectors to cover my bottles with paper labels? I want to preserve the paper label and protect them from dust/handling, etc. And of course they need to be chemically safe (such as PVC free photo album pages) so to not damage the paper label over time. Does anybody make them? I know they make them for beer cans, and they sell them on the BCCA website (Beer Can Collectors of America). I thought of using them for my bottles, but they couldn't tell me if they were chemically safe for the paper labels, or even the beer cans! #2 Is there a method to clean paper labels on bottles to remove dirt stains, without ruining the label? #3 Is there a method to clean applied painted labels on bottles to remove dirt stains in the paint? Thanks for your help and take care. . . . . . . . Rick

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From: Steve Hashim

To: Digger

Subject: Old Bottles

Date: 13-09-2003

Dear Digger, I am 12 years old and interested in antiques. I have a bunch of bottles from my dad and I am wondering how much they are worth and how old they are. One is an Atwod's Jaundice Bitters bottle with 12 sides. It reads 'Atwood's Jaundice Bitters. Formerly Made By Moses Atwood Georgetown, Mass.' Another is an old listerine bottle that reads under the neck 'Listerine' and at the bottom of the bottle 'Lambert Pharmacal Company'. Another is a Hires Root Beer Extract bottle with 4 sides that reads 'Hire's Household Extract. For Home Use. Manufactured By Charles E. Hires Company. Philadelphia, PA. USA.' The last bottle is an unknown bottle. It reads at the neck 'Registered' and it also reads at the middle ' A. Berkman & Co. 52 Endicott St. Boston. Has a stone-like cork with ironworks still attached. Reply to Hashman57

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From: Christopher

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Value

Date: 13-09-2003

I have a question about a 1976 George Washington Bicentennial Commemorative Plate Bottle I have that has not been opened. The front: Portrait of George Washington with the words embossed "1776 George Washington 1976" Label under the portrait reads "BEAM 4/5 Quart 80 Proof 200 Months Old, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey The back: "George Washington Bicentennial Commemorative Plate Bottle" "The Father of his Country" (1732-1799) George Washington served his country in. . The number on the back reads F174, it is in a box and is handwritten The bottom reads copyright Creation of James B. Beam Distilling Co. KY-DRB-230 Genuine Regal China 1976 C. MIller Regal China Corporation 145 Liquor Bottle It is porcelain and in excellent condition. The label on the front is a damaged. It is blue in color. Applied Double collar for the mouth with a plastic white cap, the Bottle Stamp on the cap reads"68860277". Is there any way to find out the value of this item. Thank you, Chris

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From: Bashdatbasher

To: Digger

Subject: Hi digger

Date: 13-09-2003

I saw that someone has asked about the same two liquor decanters on ure page that i have except the series numbers are differentn you tell me if my 15 dollar investment was worth it. The first bottle is a 14 inch tall decanter of paul bunyan and his ox. On the bottom it says. . . O.M.B No.13-1971 ROYAL HALBURTON CHINA The second decanter looks like a flower vase and has 7 yellow roseson the front with the beams label on front the bottom say creation of james b. beam distilling company ky-drb-230 genuine regal china C. miller 1969 145 liquor bottle And it has the initials DHN Can you help me with any info on these thanx Michael

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From: Judith Bolton

To: Digger

Subject: Hi

Date: 14-09-2003

This bottle is 13"tall, 5"across bottom, 1"open at top.It is pale blue. Embossed on bottle is DRINK Purock WATER PUROCK WATER COMPANY PHILADELPHIA PA.On back of bottle is LOANED NEVER SOLD.The seam continue through the top but not through or over the lip. The bottle is round.Good shape. There are some bubbles in it. I would like to know the age, rarity, and the value. Thank You Very Much Judy

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From: Frank Myomick

To: Digger

Subject: old bottles

Date: 14-09-2003

Hello, I saw your site. I am interested in helping locals in an Alaskan Village. Many have came up to me and asked what was the prices of old bottles, trinkets, etc. I am attaching pictures of couple of bottles for you to see. Could you help me help them? I have seen different types and am interested on helping. I use a digital camera. Could you not share my address with anyone. Thank you.

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From: Sawdust5000

To: Digger

Subject: Really Tall Bottle

Date: 14-09-2003

I have a really tall wine bottle that measures 3foot 7 inches from base to top of bottle . It has a stopper that is almost like raffia. The entire bottle is embossed with grape vines and grapes. The bottom 31/2 inches of the bottle looks like a basket.There is a label on the neck with the following Italia Marchio Nazionale Barsoffivi e Fedeli Certaldo (Firenzi) There is a red seal in the middle of the label that has initials T(orJ)N E. Could you give me any information on this, age, history, type of wine , and approximate value . There are no chips or cracks in the bottle. I have found nothing on any bottle that is so tall. Any help you can give me is great . Thank You. Sawdust5000

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From: Mark Dubose

To: Digger

Subject: bottle date

Date: 14-09-2003

Hello Digger, I am a college student doing research on a bottle I found in my grandma's home. It is a bottle from the Chattanooga Medicine company. It contained Cardui, The Woman's Tonic. It does have seams that go over the lip of the mouth. It has one seam on each side. There is no pontil and it has the numbers 8---0---8 on the bottom of the bottle. I did not know if these had any significance. My main goal was to try to date the bottle. I know what was in it and a little about the company that made it. My best guess was that is was machine made so 1930s? Can you help? Amateur Candice Dubose

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From: Mark Dubose

To: Digger

Subject: bottle age

Date: 15-09-2003

Digger, I sent an email about a bottle that contained Cardui, The Woman's tonic here is more information on it. It appears opaque color although it is somewhat dirty. The lettering is embossed down the sides of the rectangular bottle. I hope this will help also with dating my bottle. Again there are seams that go over the mouth of the bottle. And the numbers on the bottom of the bottle are 8---0-8. I did not know if this meant anything. Thanks again Candice Dubose

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From: FanceyNancy

To: Digger

Subject: question

Date: 15-09-2003

Hi Digger, This man asked a question: Sunday, February 09, 2003

3:56 PM

Subject: Park & Tilford Musical Liquor Decantor I have a late 1950's musical liquor decantor with a John Tilford (Parks & Tilford) bourbon bottle inside the frame. The wind up music mechanism atthe bottom still works. The music box was patented by Swiss Harmany, Inc in Chicago (patent D-177022) What can you tell me about this collectable? Are there other similar bottles to be acquired? John Lawrimore[ . and I have two of those same bottles he described expect mine say 'patent pending' on them. Can you please tell me what you know about them and what you think they are worth? Thank you so much. If he is interested in buying them I will sell them.

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From: Karen Bartle Skinner

To: Digger

Subject: Emailing: Tallamore Dew

Date: 15-09-2003

Hello, Here is a picture of the bottle that I found described on your website. I relize that it is not terrible old as I am aquinted with the feller that emptied it. He gave it to me about 20 years ago as he had two. I have carried it about on many moves and have always wondered if it had any collectors value. Thank you in advance, Karen Skinner Your files are attached and ready to send with this message.

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From: Karen Bartle Skinner

To: Digger

Subject: Emailing: Shared Pictures 029

Date: 15-09-2003

Hi, Sorry for forgetting to shrink the first picture. This is the back of the same Tallamore Dew Bottle. Regards, Karen Skinner Your files are attached and ready to send with this message.

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From: Tammie Campbell

To: Digger

Subject: Value of pickling crocks

Date: 15-09-2003

I have two pickling crocks. One has the number 10 and the other the number 8 below a blue Indian head . Both are in good condition, no cracks or other damages, just some minor wear on the bottom due to being moved around. I would like to know what type these are and how much they are valued at.

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From: gordon white

To: Digger

Subject: Jesse Moore Whiskey

Date: 16-09-2003

Jesse Moore was my great grandfather. I have considerable information on him and his distillery businesses. If you like I can send a sketch. I am looking for any early history, 1847-1870 or so, and for a couple of bottles as souvenirs. (I am not a bottle collector) Gordon White Hardyville, Virginia

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From: Dieter Becker.

To: Digger

Subject: Stillbrook Bourbon

Date: 16-09-2003

Dear Sir/Madam, we have a Half Gallon bottle of Stillbrook Bourbon 6 * rated since approx. 1950. Could you please inform us if this has any vintage value. many thanks in advance D.Becker

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From: Littlefeatherusa

To: Digger

Subject: Hi Digger

Date: 16-09-2003

Hi Digger, I hope you can help me on this container as it looks to be something that was used to hold liquid or booze. I am not sure just what type container it is but it looks to me it has copper and perhaps lead or some type metal, it also looks like maybe someone had tried to fix it by soldering the chain and cap back on it as it has a cap. This container also has an inner tube made of copper that screws into the container and can be taken out as shown in the picture this tube has holes in it, perhaps for a strainer? The height of this container is 5 3/8" triangle shaped. It is not glass but maybe you might know if it could be from civil war times. I would like to know the possible age on this and the purpose of it's use. I would also know if it may be worth anything. Here are a few pictures of this container type bottle and thank you very much.

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From: Cyndi Kramer

To: Digger

Subject: kahlua bottle

Date: 16-09-2003

I have an old kahlua bottle from the 1930's, it is green and looks like an eqyptian. Do you know how much it is worth?

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From: bronson phillips

To: Digger

Subject: antique liquer bottle value request

Date: 16-09-2003

Dear Mr. Drigger: I have a half pint liqueur bottle. It has the name of Thomas Grady Head who was revenue or tax commissioner in Georgia between 1938-1941. The bottle is a regular twist on with the cap still on it. It does have a syrupy fluid still present in it. I don't know if it is alcohol that has turned into a syrupy fluid or not. I am only concerned about the estimated value of the bottle. Again, it is confirmed that it is a bottle dating back to around 1938. The base is like a regular half-pint bottle. It is square and has a bubble out or embossed, apparently male figure playing a harp. The color is dark brown. The bottle is not damaged or stained. However, the screw on top is a little rusty. The bottle also has these words written at the top of it "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE." The reading of the company's name, the engraved figure of the individual playing the harp, the reading in capital letters above, and the commissioner's name is all clearly readable on the bottle. The company that produced the bottle is M.S. Walker, Inc. located in Massachusetts. Your assistance in identifying the approximate value of the bottle would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Sincerely, Bronson Phillips

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From: Mail dugasfa4

To: Digger

Subject: John Walker & Sons

Date: 16-09-2003

I found a bottle that reads " John Walker & Sons Ltd Kilmarnock Scotland" it also reads "federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle", On the bottom it reads " J L & C" then a number 501 a huge 6 then Lh112. Thanks alot

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From: Erica Cole

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle digging forum question

Date: 16-09-2003

Dear John, I am a bottle digging afficianado in Westminster, MD. I am somewhat of a novice and always have questions and wondered if you could point me in the right direction. . . .Is there an online forum for bottle diggers & collectors? Thank you for any info you can give me. Erica Cole

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From: Andy Norris.

To: Digger

Subject: POT LID

Date: 15-09-2003

Hi Digger. I recently dug a mint pot lid in a late 19th century trash pit. It's grey with a white banner in the center, and reads as follows: WORLD'S FAIR Premium Perfumery PURIFIED CHARCOAL TOOTHPASTE A NEW DENTRIFICE Prepared by JULES HAUEL PERFUMER PHILADELPHIA Any idea of what it's worth?

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From: leigh dono

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 17-09-2003

Hi there. my girlfriend has aquired a full bottle of Blankenheym & Nolet with a lead top. Do you have any idea as to a price on this? =====

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From: Jennifer R. Wines.

To: Digger

Subject: Bradley

Date: 17-09-2003

This is a shot in the dark, but I thought I would give it a try. . My great-great grandfather James M. Bradley/ Jim, operated a large distillery in Hestand, Monroe County, KY in an area known as Bradley Springs/Bradley's Pocket. THis was in the late 1800s. He made liquor. Any idea where I could search for bottles/labels?? Or how I would go about my search? THANKS!! Jennifer Wines Orlando, Fla.

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From: karen

To: Digger

Subject: antique bottles

Date: 17-09-2003

i have found old brown with handle javex bottles words javex embossed twice on it. also with these bottles were sqare clear glass bottles trademark on bottom u and a triangle with a{d} a dot and number 2 above this diamond and beside the # 9. another bottle is round has ridges under has markings u diamond number 4 above and # 9 beside what appears to be sunrays and 2004 please help don, t know much about collecting, especially interested in javex bottles

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From: Cmike1602

To: Digger

Subject: Questions about Samuel Callet Bottles

Date: 17-09-2003

Hi, I was reading you questions about different bottles and come across the ones about the Callet bottles.I was wondering if you could put me in ouch with that person.I would like to offer to buy them. This is the page I get it from.( It is near the february_2000_questions.htm"Ask Jeeves Answer/A Thanks, David

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  From: Mary R Messina

To: Digger

Subject: Lincoln Bottle

Date: 17-09-2003

Dear Digger, I have attached some pictures of the Lincoln Bottle I have. I have been looking but can't find any information on this bottle. The side with Lincoln on it has the words "WITH MALICE TOWARD NONE". There is an air bubble towards the bottom of the bottle and the thickness of the base is not even. The other side of the bottle has a log cabin and a fence around the cabin. The words "WITH CHARITY FOR ALL" are on this side. on this side at the base of the bottle there is an indented place as if it was a nick but I think it was made that way.The bottle is 8 inches tall and 5 inches at its widest point. The base is approximately 3 1/4 inches and the neck is 1 inch wide and 1 1/2 long. Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Mary Messina

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From: DB.nb

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle

Date: 17-09-2003

Hi I have a brown bottle shaped like a mason jar On the glass lis it is stamped Patented Columbia dec 29th 1896. On the side of the pint size bottle is stamped Johnson & Johnson New Brunswick, N.J.U.S.A. The rubber seal is still intact and the wire handle is with the bottle also. Would you have any information on this bottle, that might give me an idea on the value. Thank you for any info you might be able to give me Debra Barnard

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From: Tedscustom

To: Digger

Subject: Groves Chill Tonic

Date: 17-09-2003

I have three bottles that have never been sold to anyone. They are in the original boxes with the paper insert of directions for use and advertising of their other products. They are in near mint condition, with the exception of little discoloration on the bottom of one and some yellowing on part of the paper labels on front and back of the bottles. Some of the contents has evaporated from heat. These were in the attic of an old drug store in a small town near Hinesville, Ga. There were also other brands of medicines in the original boxes with inserted literature and ads. Black Draught, Retonga, DeWitts Creosant Expectorant, Wampoles Preparation, and Rikers Mentholated White Pine Tar and Expectorants Compound. All of these are near mint and unopened. Could give me some idea what I could sell these for retail? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you Ted H.

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From: Tedscustom

To: Digger

Subject: Fwd: Groves Chill Tonic

Date: 17-09-2003

Mr Odell, I forgot to mention that all the bottles are from the 30's and early 40's thank you Ted

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From: tmac

To: Digger

Subject: Coke Bottle

Date: 17-09-2003

I am hoping you can help me find some information about a coke bottle my parents found. it is 7 and 1/2 inches tall, clear, and is a 6 ounce bottle. on the side it says" Enyart Coca- Cola Bottling Works, Logansport, Ind" " 6 oz" "E" 24S1. I have searched ebay and tried to find information from the many coke websites. So far no luck on any type of appraisal.The bottle has many air bubbles and appears to be very old. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you Terri McClain tmcclai24bellsouth

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From: Terry Hartman

To: Digger

Subject: Coca Cola Syrup Bottle

Date: 18-09-2003

Good Day, I recently came across a number of older One Gallon Coca Cola Syrup Bottles. I have searched the internet but cannot find one that matches what I have. The bottle is 13" high and has what I believe is a serial number(7K150318) on the top of the label. The label only shows a coke glass. (unlike all of the others that show a cup and a glass). In the lower right of the label are the number and letters 2650-J-4 J 1256. I have quite a number of these and wonder what they are worth. Thank You, Nancy Hartman

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From: Christie Wright

To: Digger

Subject: Crown Royal Bottle

Date: 18-09-2003

I have an unopened bottle of Crown Royal that recently came into my possession. It has the original Canadian and US Revenue stickers on the top. It is stamped 1963. I searched the Crown Royal website and they say that Crown was not availabel in the US until 1965. They did not know if the bottle was of any value or not. I am also interested in finding a buyer for it. I appreciate any help that you can provide.

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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.

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From: Kari Martin

To: Digger

Subject: Kari

Date: 18-09-2003

Hello Digger, Could you help me identify a bottle I found; it is a small colbalt blue bottle 2" high, with the #24 on the bottom, it is a screw top, and small in diameter. I appreciate your help, I have read your web site, very interesting and informative. Thank you, Kari Need more e-mail storage? Get 10MB with Extra Storage.

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From: Dimitri

To: Digger

Subject: source for siphon filler?

Date: 19-09-2003

Hey there, I was wondering where I might find a filler for a seltzer siphon. If this is a possibility, then does the resultant seltzer taste any different from commercially bottled or co2-charged stuff? Thank you Dimitri Katsaros

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From: Jamie E Mellor

To: Digger

Subject: green Sunsweet prune juice bottles

Date: 19-09-2003

i'm looking for about 4 of these that were popular in the 1920-30's. i was wondering if they normally included a little metal top to pour out of. our grandma used them to pour water from. and with her passing away, i would like to find some for Christmas as a wonderful memory. please advise where i may purchase some and what is the best rate for them? Thank you VERY much! jamie mellor

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From: WILLIAM RUSHER BHRUSHER2920

To: Digger

Subject: eli lilly trial size hand soap bottle

Date: 20-09-2003

Digger, I recently found an Eli Lilly trial size hand soap bottle. It is approx. 5" in height, clear with a copper top embossed with the name Eli Lilly name and the number 137 on bottom., two ounces trial size embossed on back. D you have any info. on the bottle as to date, value and rarity. bh rusher

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From: togetheras1

To: Digger

Subject: Sparkletts Bottle

Date: 20-09-2003

Hi, I have a Sparkletts Bottle it's green 1/2 gallon with a red twist top on the bottom it says sparkletts 23 I with a circle around it 56 under that it has 1C registered Duraglas then it says 1841-E L.A. California, its marking or in good condition, the logo with spring water and the funny s with a drop of water coming from it, then it says drinking water in re and white. I was just wondering is this very old and are people interested in this. Thank You Sandra Ervin

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From: Morgan7285

To: Digger

Subject: Lauche Kummel

Date: 21-09-2003

Hello, I was wondering if you could possibly give me some information regarding a bottle that I bought recently. It is a green, one-quart bottle, sealed, with a label that reads Du Bouchett - Many, White. The label is complete (front and back) and reads that it is Lauche Kummel. Then it goes on to give the rest of the info such as where bottled and by whom. There is also a liquor control number on the tax stamp and amt of taxes paid. In this case, .20 - I believe that it was bottled in Chicago and maybe sold in Missouri. Many, Blanc & Co., Inc. were the ones who prepared and bottled it. If you can help me, I would sincerely appreciate it. Thank you, Morgan7285

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From: Morgan728

To: Digger

Subject: lauche kummel

Date: 21-09-2003

I sent you an email earlier but without a pic or letting you know that there is a seam across the bottle of the bottle (almost like the key shape) I know that it probably isn't terribly old but I am curious about it. Any information you could provide would help. Thanks again, Morgan7285

 

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From: Clythrp

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 21-09-2003

I saw a question to you from a fellow named Guy Compton, about a bottle from a company named Wilkens whiskey I've got one too. it has the signitures around the bottom and a face on it and wheat on the sides I'd like to date it, (it has a screw on cap) and see what it's worth, its clear glass and the #'s on the bottom are D 9 70 H 9 M-1645-1 thanks, Clay Tharp

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From: Rebecca Cserpnyak

To: Digger

Subject: bottle found

Date: 21-09-2003

My fiancé and I went to did bottles we found an 1898 stamp on the bottom.

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From: lispot21

To: Digger

Subject: tonsiline

Date: 21-09-2003

Hi Digger I am interested in purchasing an antique Tonsiline bottle. There are several bottles available but I am looking for the one with the giraffe head and neck blown in glass on the side of the bottle. Any info or links you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Lisa Chicago, IL

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From: Jnwtriple7

To: Digger

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 22-09-2003

i have a one gallon whiskey bottle that have des pat. 184991 and the word duraglass written on the bottom of the bottle.

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From: jim

To: Digger

Subject: Dr. Kaufmann's Sulphur Bitters

Date: 22-09-2003

Digger, I have an interesting bottle that I have decided to, finally, sell. I need some information from you, if that is possible. It is a Dr. Kaufmann sulphur bitter's bottle with most of the label intact. This bottle was discovered in an old barn that was torn down. The bottle was up on a beam, back-side down, so a strip of the label on the back is missing. The rest of the label is brittle so I am particularly careful in my handling of it. The bottle is 8 and 5/8 inches high, about 3 and 5/8 inches wide, of a rectangular shape, and of a bluish- green hue. The seams stop at the top of the shoulders with the neck, from just below the top of the shoulders, having verticle gouges to the lip.These gouges are more apparent on the back-side of the bottle than the front, but very apparent around the neck. The lip, itself, is a mere quarter inch in depth, slightly irregular and quite bubbled. It has a cork stopper, broken off at the level top with some small amount of bitters still left in it. There was a neck label and part of that is still there with the date of 1881 printed on it. It claims to cure diseases and lists an impressive array of wonder working powers. It also gives, in a box outlined on the front of the label, a brief history of Dr. Kaufmann including his professorship at a Vienna Medical College and his having contributed to three famous medical journals. This bottle has an indented, but clean pontil with no discoloration or embossing present. I would like to know about the age, if that is different from the year listed on the neck label, the rarity and value of this piece. Thank-you for your help and time. . . . . . . . . . . . Sincerely, Beverly Powers P.S. . . . the bottle has a manufactoring note on the bottom of the front of the label listing A.P. Ordway & CO., Chemists, Boston, Mass., as the preparers.

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From: Stephanie Tierney

To: Digger

Subject: bottle question

Date: 22-09-2003

Hi Digger, I have a question about a bottle that I dug up years ago here in NH. Its an amber bottle , about 6 1/2" tall . I believe it is a BIM bottle with a flared lip. It is Embossed with" Cabot's Sulpho-Napthol trademark Boson, Mass.U.S.A. REC. US. PAT. OF. I can't find anything about ANY sulpho-naphtol bottles and to be honest I don't even know what that is. I'd love any info you can give me. Thanks Steph

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From: Ricardo Ibarra Martinez.mx

To: Digger

Subject: Cognac Napoleon Grande fine Champagne reserve 1802 full bottle

Date: 22-09-2003

Hi, I would like to know about the price an where can I sell a Cognac Napoleon Grande fine Champagne reserve 1802 full bottle excellent conditions with tags and web wire.

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From: Paul & Adele

To: Digger

Subject: Dr King's New Life Pills bottle

Date: 22-09-2003

Hello, We found a little brown 2 1/2 bottle in our yard. We found in the bottom of the bottle what looks to us like pills. They're black in color and stuck together. Can you tell us more about this bottle? And also tell us about Dr. King. How did these bottles come here. We live in Ashland, VA. Thanks, Paul & Adele

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From: Rexmer58

To: Digger

Subject: old E.R.Durkee bottle

Date: 22-09-2003

I recently purchased a 5 !/2 inch slightly pink bottle with a narrower neck, screw on lid with eleven holes (possible used for spices). Side of bottle raised lettlers with E.R.Durkee & Co., New York - Bottom of bottle reads "Bottle patented April 17, 1877 and the number 336 in the middle of the bottom. Do you have an idea of the value????????Thanks for you help! Mary

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From: HEEPBIGCHIEF heepbigchief

To: Digger

Subject: two old bottles

Date: 23-09-2003

I was going around the web looking for info on two bottles I have. It is 6 3/4 inches tall. On the bottom it reads: BOTTLE REGISTERED PROPERTY OF H&C OR H&G KLOTZ & CO and across the base is molded PINAUD in cursive writing. The glass has bubbles in it and it is a cork top and also a flower basket and a circle on the front towards the base where a label would have been. Around the circle is ED PINAUD PARIS. No label. Perfect condition, no chips or scratches. Out of my cucumber patch came a 6 ounce, blue Coca Cola bottle. The blue is the blue of the old Ball canning jars. The bottle is chipped up from my shovel. The bottom reads Huntington W. Va. with a number 1 in the middle. There was a glass plant here in Huntington for ages. The creek bed is half rock, half glass refuse. Underneath the Coca Cola on one side it reads "TRADEMARK REGISTERED MIN CONTENTS 6- FL OZ. the other side is TRADEMARK REGISTERED BOTTLE PATD NOV 16 1915. I've seen lots of Coke bottles but not a blue one.

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From: Paul & Adele

To: Digger

Subject: Picture of Dr King's New Life Pills bottle

Date: 23-09-2003

 

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From: Paul & Adele [mail

To:theheeschens4att] Sent: Monday, September 22, 2003

5:40 PM

To: Digger

Subject: Dr King's New Life Pills bottle Hello, We found a little brown 2 1/2 bottle in our yard. We found in the bottom of the bottle what looks to us like pills. They're black in color and stuck together. Can you tell us more about this bottle? And also tell us about Dr. King. How did these bottles come here. We live in Ashland, VA. Thanks, Paul & Adele

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From: alvie roach jiujitsu11

To: Digger

Subject: horse medicine bottle

Date: 23-09-2003

dear digger, hope you can help. it's 5 to 6 inches tall, green, square bottom, and says DDT 1868 horse medicine. it doesn't have a label the writing is in the glass. thanks for you help, sincerely Doug jiujitsu11

 

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From: Shirley Giammatteo

To: Digger

Subject: LIONSTONE WHISKY BOTTLES

Date: 23-09-2003

Dear Mr. Digger: I have a collection of LIONSTONE whisky bottles (18 to be exact) in mint condition packed in the original Styrofoam boxes. They look to be early American western series, i.e. Annie Oakley, Madam, Camp Follower, Telegraph Operator, Chinese Laundry Man, Annie Christmas, Railroad Engineer, Proud Indian, Casual Indian, Gentleman Gambler, The Sodbuster, Riverboat Captain, The Cowboy, Cavalry Scout, Circuit Riding Judge, Country Doctor, Jesse James, Sheriff. I believe most of them are from the early 1970's and earlier. The bottles have been in my husbands storage for sometime and we would like to know the value of this collection. If you can give us some information we would be most grateful. Peter Giammatteo

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From: Sean Lawrence

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Appraisal

Date: 23-09-2003

Hi, my name is Sean Lawrence a long time Hawaiian digger. I have two whiskeys I need the an estimates on. First # 85 in Whiskey Bottles of the Old West Book, Our choice Old Bourbon H. Brickwedel & Co. No damage, bottle not cleaned, slight haze, found in downtown Honolulu 1999 outhouse. Second #168 Mckennas Three damaged spots, on lip fracture no missing glass, on glob flee bite, fracture in n of agents, bottle whittled not hazy. Found in 2001 downtown outhouse.  There are 3 pictures of each bottle. Thanks Sean

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From: jim hayes4110

To: Digger

Subject: Jamaica Ginger bottle

Date: 23-09-2003

I found a bottle in my back yard, in very good condition, and I will describe it as well as I can. It is 5 1/2" high, oval, light green, inrolled lip, and it reads (embossed): F. BROWN, S ESS OF JAMAICA GINGER PHILADA My father thought it might be a bottle of 'Jakes', famous for giving people the 'Jake leg'. Any information at all, history, scarcity, value, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Jim Hayes

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From: freesdad

To: Digger

Subject: old bottle

Date: 23-09-2003

I've got a Sears&Rocbuck stampede cologne bottle. was just wondering what it is worth. It's got an 1886 date on it I think that's when the cologne was made not the bottle. Has eagles and bufflows on it. really nice shape. what can you tell me about this. Thanks Dick my e-mail is freesdad4

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From: Jan

To: Digger

Subject: Roxbury Rye Decanter

Date: 23-09-2003

Hello, I would appreciate any information you might have or know on this Roxbury Rye Decanter. Iy has an etched 91 on the bottom, and on the side bottom of the bottle. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my quiery. Jan Moon

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From: Robbie28

To: Digger

Subject: old bottle

Date: 23-09-2003

yes i was wanting to know about a bottle i found in the woods its called dodger beverage , it has a date on the bottom G-1905 it also has duraglas on the bottom also thats for your help .

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From: Mail Magick4

To: Digger

Subject: Old Agawam Rye Distilled Gin bottle

Date: 24-09-2003

Hi Digger, I would like to help you with a question that somebody gave you about a bottle on your site. The question and answer was; Wondering about a recent bottle I found with a white paper label reading: "Old Agawam Rye Distilled Gin 1780." (says it's from a distillery in Agawam, Massachusetts) It also says it's the oldest distillery in America. is this bottle old?? a cheap nock-off (ie:fake), or a still in production booze bottle? thanks, I do not think the bottle is old, old but without some better description of the bottle itself I can't say. I am certain it was made within the last hundred years and probably within the last 75 years. Digger I am from Agawam, Massachusetts. The Old Agawam Rye Distilled Gin bottle is more than likely from the date as marked. Old Agawam Gin was produced by the Porter Distillery in Agawam from 1715 through to Prohibition. The building was where the current town hall stands. The Gin was known world wide and even distributed overseas. If you look at the book, "Agawam: A Town History" by Edith LaFrance, it even shows actual bottles produced by the company. I hope this can help you with the authenticity of the bottle. Thank You, Tim Bryant

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From: Kderco

To: Digger

Subject: MORE info on Catl H Shultz Corp

Date: 24-09-2003

Hi DIgger I have a large Green glass bottle with what looks like a porcelain stopper and would like to know more info on It. It measures 13 inches high and Reads Carl H Schultz- Contents one full Quart. Could you tell me some more info on the company and the worth of this bottle? THank YOU in advance! Kelly

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From: Kaye06

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Request for Information

Date: 24-09-2003

Hi, I have a green tinted 2 oz. bottle that has on one side "Dr. D. Jayne's Tonic Vermifuge 84CHESTSTPHLA and nothing on the other side. It is a cork bottle. Can you give me some information about this bottle and what it might sell for? Thanks. Paul

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From: Rhonda Fillmore _

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 24-09-2003

 

Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003

 

From: Rhonda Fillmore

Subject: jug found

To: Digger

Sir; My husband recently had to get under our house for the first time and he found an old jug. It is a one gallon jug made by duraglass with the finger hole on the top of the neck. It also has a metal screw on lid that reads Coca Cola. It looks like it may have had a label at one time. Our neighbor feels like it is a syrup jug from a drugstore soda fountain. We were just curious if this is true. From what we can gather it probably belonged to a child and was used for a bug collection. We haven't cleaned it up to see if there are any other markings to give us more insight. Anything you can tell us will be greatly appreciated. Thank you and God Bless The Fillmores

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From: Danoskeep3

To: Digger

Subject: BOLS BALLERINA

Date: 24-09-2003

I have a BOLS GOLD LIQUEUR Ballerina music box bottle. Bottle has Gold flakes floating in liqueur, and dancing ballerina music box that plays Le Bleu Danube. Bottle's seal is unbroken. Please contact Daniel Flees, at Danoskeep with any information you might have on this item, and do tou know what it might be worth. thank you.

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From: Angel Pallitto

To: Digger

Subject: Old bottle

Date: 25-09-2003

Attention: Expert of bottles Please, if you would, let me know any kind of information that you might beable to dig up on the two items I have described below: I have two bottles that are in question at my house. The first bottle is an old empty Seagrams Crown Royal bottle. I still have the blue bag that it came in. And it does state on the bag verbatum "SEAGRAMS CROWN ROYAL". I believe that when I opened it, I just assumed that it wasn't old or anything like that. But my Aunt married in 1972 when she got it and they didn't drink it. So a few years ago when I went to visit he gave me this bottle. I'm sure he didn't know about the year on it. It had a paper red and white tag over the top. I was just wondering if you check on the value of this for me? Secondly, my niece gave me this old bottle that I have kept in my shadow box on the wall. The bottle's color is in the middle of yellowgreen or lightgreen. It has a mans face kind of etched on it and above and around the shape it says "Benjamin Franklin". The bottom of the bottle says, "Made in Taiwan" and under that line it reads, "ES". Would you check on that one for me as well?

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From: Saundra H. Ross

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 25-09-2003

I have a small octagon shaped bottle embossed with john r dickeys old reliable eye wash on it is it of any use to anyone

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From: john-erik.se

To: Digger

Subject: whiskey bottle code lock

Date: 25-09-2003

Hello from sweden I wonder if you please could help me with this, I have a subject that i want to sell to the one who pay's the best, I understand it would make a VERY high price amond collectors. A code lock ment to be placed in a whiskey bottle instead of the original cork. It's made by The Hayner Distilling CO. USA, in the early 1900s. It's a type of combination lock, made out of brass . It's a cork at the very bottom and a white "clock face" for the combination knob. It's never been used, packed complete in the original box with instructions. I can send photos of it Thanks J.E. Karlsson

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From: j.jones

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 25-09-2003

hiya, got a question. . . . . . . .we live and land where once upon a time an old farm buried everything he didn't want. have found some interesting things, but my question is about this big clear bottle. I looked everywhere, with no luck, so maybe you have some info for me, not looking to strike it rich, just real curious what it held mostly. here's a description: tall half gallon (marked half gallon) with what seems like a Christmas decoration of bells going around the top below the neck. on the bottom it reads: K. ARAKELIAN, INC. NEW YORK, NY also has a mark of some of emblem with the letter M in it. also a number 2 solo, all this is on the bottom. any info would be very cool, I am so curious as to what it once held. thanks, jenn

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From: Love8BallEro

To: Digger

Subject: borghini wine bottle

Date: 26-09-2003

Hello! My name is Janis and I was recently given a porcelain Borghini "Lacrima Christi" white wine decanter? or bottle? . It is is the shape of a penguin, with a stand that is in the shape of an iceberg. It stands on its own and leans slightly forward and sideways. It is full of wine still and dated 1960 or 1969. There is a stamp on bottom that says: "Dorchini's collection 1960 or 69, Italy" The stamp is all there and clear, just the last number I can't totally read. It stands about 6-8 inches high. There is another stamp on bottom, says something like "modelo . . . ", can't read. On the front of the base is a sticker that reads: Borghini Lacrima Christi white wine//Produced and bottled by Augosto & F Borghini FU C.//Certaldo - Italy//Product of Italy//Net Cont: 2 fl. oz//V.L.P.I. No 22-F1 (or Fl?)// Alcohol 13.8% by Vol. On the back of the base is a sticker that says: Imported by: Hulse Import Co., San Francisco Calif., Import Permit No: Calif. 1-811. On top of the penguin's hat there is a sticker that says: *Augusto E F. Borghini Canzio*Certaldo and there is a logo in the center. The bottle itself is in beautiful condition other than a small chip in the hat, and like I said it is still full of wine and truthfully I don't know how you would get it open without breaking it. I would like to know what this is worth and I have searched and searched. Can you help me determine it's value? Thank you, Janis

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From: Corey Jordan.

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 26-09-2003

T have this old hand blown whiskey bottle, It is brown and has an Eagle on the side. Also I have a old True magazine with a picture of it and an artical on it. This was my grandmothers dads. Is it worth anything? Contact me at hemanpres4 Thanks, Bruce Lizer

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From: stephanie combs

To: Digger

Subject: antique coca cola bottles

Date: 26-09-2003

I have some antiquic coke bottles that I can't find any where. I was wondering if you could help me out. 6 1/2 oz. amber bottle . backwards circular arrow around coca cola on front and back. also louisville, ky min.conts.61/2fluozs Registered co. coca-cola bottle wks. 2nd on bottom of bottle it has x coca cola 2 If you have any information or suggestions on how to find info. on these bottles please contact me. Thank you, Stephanie Combs paulstephcombs4netscape

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From: Rick DeSerpa

To: DiggerDigger

Subject: Please Help. .

Date: 26-09-2003

A friend referred me to your website and I guess I am researching history and value of the bottle in question as well as the contents, rather the entire package.; I was given by a family friend approximately 10 years ago a bottle of scotch whiskey and it appears to be very old.; The bottle is at least 3/4 full as you can see in the attached picture.; The bottle is round and is a greenish color.; It has no label nor to the best of my knowledge did it ever have a label.; The foil surrounding the cork, says very clearly "BL Extra Special Scotch Whisky", Bulloch, Lade & Co; Glasgow & London. I have come up with a few bits of info that says that Bulloch, Lade & Co became Bulloch, Lade & Co., Ltd in 1896.; I had read this elsewhere on the internet and then found it again on your site in the following document ; This leads me to believe this bottle predates 1896 but I know nothing for sure; Again, this is an unopened bottle with the contents still very much in tact; Can you help me as to the specific history and also help as to its possible value, if any, or point me in the direction of someone who is an expert in this field that might be able to help; I truly appreciate any help you may be able to give me;

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From: WILLIAM RICCI

To: Digger

Subject: white horse distillery

Date: 26-09-2003

About 8 years ago my son found a brown bottle in the Sacramento River. It says on the bottom of the bottle "White Horse Distilleries" Glascow, Scotland. There is a white horse "etched" or something on the front and a small raised horse on the back below the neck. Can you tell me anything about it? Thanks. Sande Ricci Ricci07

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From: Duane Hill

To: Digger

Subject: Ponds Extract Bottle

Date: 26-09-2003

Friend of mine has found a small bottle has "Pond's Extract" down front of bottle and has 1846 on bottom. color is either light blue or light green. where we know nothing about bottles he asked me to see if I could Find out anything on it from the internet. probably nothing. but he found it about 10 years ago during a hunting trip in the woods. it is 4 1/2 inches in height if you have time i would appreciate a reply Thank you Duane

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From: Duane Hill

To: Digger

Subject: Ponds Extract Bottle

Date: 26-09-2003

Friend of mine has found a small bottle has "Pond's Extract" down front of bottle and has 1846 on bottom. Color is either light blue or light green. where we know nothing about bottles he asked me to see if I could Find out anything on it from the internet. probably nothing. but he found it about 10 years ago during a hunting trip in the woods. it is 4 1/2 inches in height if you have time i would appreciate a reply Thank you Duane

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From: Buz

To: Digger

Subject: rye whisley

Date: 27-09-2003

Hi digger, I'm trying to find out about this piece. It is glass but not a bottle. Embossed Reinstrom bros. cinnati & new York on side but at the base, rye whiskey on side, and a kind of fluted top with a handle. Glass appears to be a light amber with a silver coating all over it. Sharp bottom. Stands almost 8" high. Thanks you, Buz

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From: Beth T. King

To: Digger

Subject: milk bottle question

Date: 27-09-2003

Hello. A very good friend of mine is looking for milk bottles from the old Devino Dairy in St. Louis, MO. Do you, by any chance, know where I can find any? I thought it would make a great [surprise!] Christmas gift for her. Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated. . Also, I know this is none of my business, but my parents used to live in Tucson, AZ (from 1956 to 1962) and they still tell stories about a man named Digger Odell. Are you, by any chance, the same Digger Odell? My parents are George and Edith Taylor and they now live in Jacksonville, FL. Thank you for your time. ~Beth King

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From: Jetblack71

To: Digger

Subject: whiskey decanter

Date: 27-09-2003

I can see your bombarded with questions about bottles and decanters so I won't hold my breath as to a response. When you can, please assist me in figuring out my new bottle. It is about 9 to 10 inches tall and is square. The bottle is a dark amber with what looks like gold paint splashes all over the outside. The lip looks like none you have on your website so I don't know how to describe it. It goes up about 2 inches, dips in and then goes back out about a half inch. The bottom of the actual bottle is totally smooth with nothing but a 2 on it. The entire bottle sits within a gold carrier with a removable lid and a music box at the bottom that plays "how dry I am" and there are music notes cut out on all four corners of the gold container. To top the entire thing off, it has a gold shot glass that sits right over the mouth of the bottle and a sort of beer bottle handle on the side to carry it. The bottom is embossed with "A product of SWISS HARMONY INC. Chicago, ILL. Design pat.pend" Please let me know any information you might be able provide. Thank you.

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From: KennethBruin

To: Digger

Subject: Mr. Boston Bottle

Date: 28-09-2003

Hello I have a Old Mr. Boston liquor bottle it is the Presidential Inauguration edition dated 1953 it lists the presidents from Washington to Eisenhower on the back. on the front is the capitol building. the top of the front of the bottle says souvenir 1953. The lettering on the bottle appears to be painted (?) I am not a collector just curious about this bottle. Thak you. Ken Henrique

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From: David A. Jones

To: Digger

Subject: louis taussic

Date: 28-09-2003

Jack, My son and I were out deer hunting last weekend and he found this bottle. I read on the internet that the Louis Taussic & Co. of San Francisco Cal were in business from 1902 to 1910. The bottle is in like new shape and has turned a light purple. Any idea as to its value? Thanks, Dave jones

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From: Dorothy Hammond

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 28-09-2003

I would greatly appreciate it if you could identify this bottle. I only have this picture. I don't know the dimensions. Thank you, John Hammond, Nova Scotia Canada

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From: Lopresto

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle with a marble inside

Date: 28-09-2003

Thanks for your informative website. I found a bottle with J. Roberts Castleford embossed on it. The unusual part of it is that a marble was placed in the neck which would seal it in one position or allow the contents to flow if the bottle was turned in another position. The bottle is in very good condition. Would you by chance have any info on this unusual bottle? Thanks, Tony

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From: tammy fischbach

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Re: a question i asked

Date: 28-09-2003

hello-- thank you so much. i think you need a research assistant. you don't live in or near new jersey, do you? the bottle is a rectangular one, with a neck about one inch long. in embossed, cursive letters, from the bottom to the top of the bottle, it says "the j.r. watkins company." under that in block letters it says "reg. u.s. patent off." i checked the patent office website and it may be some sort of medical company. when i got the bottle, there was a dark, greasy residue in it, but that may not have been from the original contents. anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated. sincerely, tammyzena

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From: Paul Cilia Paul_

To: Digger

Subject: Dear Digger

Date: 29-09-2003

Digger, I'm investigating the bottle in the pictures attached. I know you deal with the vessel itself, but maybe you might have a few leads on the distillery or other relevant info on the history or value of the item. There is a Codd bottle in the family. I live in Malta and my brother is a diver. Found it during a night dive. Well thanks for reading , and thumbs up for you educating many through your web-site , about the "Bottle" Paul

   

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From: paula hinds.co

To: Digger

Subject: Bol's Brandy

Date: 29-09-2003

Hi, I have an old bottle (well i think it's a bottle) it is more an orniment in the shape of an old woman, but has a cork in the bottom and has a label with the name Bol's Brandy on the back and alot of other stuff, and is stamped Bol's on the bottom. It is in good condition, and i would like to know abit about it and weather it is worth something. Thanks PAULA

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From: shoreguy4

To: Digger

Subject: re: back bar bottles

Date: 29-09-2003

Hi: Do you sell, or would you know the title of a good book on back bar bottles, or stoppered decanters with whiskey advertising, raised enamel lettering, etc? Thanks very much. I am trying to learn more about collecting fancy back bar bottles.

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From: COOKFRENCH

To: Digger

Subject: C. Miller Bottle

Date: 29-09-2003

Hi, I have a C. Miller Regal China whisky bottle shaped like a Elan or Ram or Unicorn, not sure of exactly what animal with a thermometer sitting on it's back with the horn wrapped around the thermometer. Would like to know something about it and if it's worth anything. Thanks, Caren French (cookfrench)

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From: RCMJB1

To: Digger

Subject: Antique Apothecary Decorative Bottles

Date: 29-09-2003

Hello My great-grandfather opened a drugstore in Stockton, IL in 1895 and had two beautiful tall glass "bottles" filled with colored water as displays in the front window. My mother has one of them now. It is about 2 1/2 FEET tall with a stopper above another stopper. It is beautiful. My uncle has the other. It is onion dome shaped with incised diamond pattern on the onion shape with a glass stopper as well. It is about the same height. How do I find information on these kinds of bottles. What are they called? Thanks for your help. Michael Brunner

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From: Bev Pettiford b_

To: Digger

Subject: Enquiry for Digger

Date: 30-09-2003

Dear Digger, I have just obtained two miniature cherry brandy bottles (sorry no piccy) they are round and approximately 3 inches by 2.5 inches. Both are painted cream with a gold base and gold side protrusions. The top was corked as there is still remnants of cork in the tops. On the front is a colour picture of a victorian (I think) man and woman. The woman is sitting and the man is leaning over a stone balcony obviously wooing her!!! On the back of the bottle it says: ORLANDO Cherry Brandy 42 proof (Then a signature I can't read something like Lizmihils) Registered trade mark AIDEE LIQUEURS PALM ROAD, TORQUAY ENGLAND Any ideas? Bev Pettiford

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From: Aprilcyr4cs

To: Digger

Subject: Glenn Gary Whiskey bottle

Date: 30-09-2003

I am trying to find the dates and values of Glenn Garry whiskey bottles

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From: Brossard, David

To: Digger

Subject: Old German Bottle found off the coast of Victoria BC

Date: 30-09-2003

Here is an old bottle that I am having trouble finding any info on. Perhaps you will find it interesting. It is a 9 ½" Olive green bottle that has German Embossing on it. On the shoulder it has the word "SELTERS" which appears to be German for Seltzer Water. On the opposite shoulder it has "Steinike & Weinlig" and underneath that "Schutz Marke" with an interesting mark which I assume is the company's trade mark. I am including a picture which I hope allows you to see the markings. On the bottom it has "GLASFABR NIENBERG a/w" around the circumference and H.HEYE in the center. From what I can make out it is probably a 3 Piece Mold with a Glob top, since it has seams under all the embossing on the shoulder and again all the way from top to bottom. I am guessing just because of the style its from the mid to late 1800's. I have not been able to find any info on this bottle since it's apparently not of American origin. I also find it extremely odd that a German bottle of any type should have made its way to Victoria BC. What, if anything, can you tell me about this unique specimen?

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From: David Waters

To: Digger

Subject: old casks

Date: 30-09-2003

My mother has what we think might be antique whiskey casks in her basement. They seem to be made of a terra cotta material. I was wondering if you could possibly tell us what they might be? thank you.

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From: diane beard

To: Digger

Subject: old bottles

Date: 30-09-2003

hello there, my husband has been digging in a old mill pond, and he has found alot of bottles, some coke bottles made in 1923 christmas bottle. he has also found some bottles dated in 1915 &1916 i was wondering where we might find out the value if any.some are great condition some have flaws thanks

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From: Lois Davidson

To: Digger

Subject: Cherry Blossoms Bottle

Date: 30-09-2003

Hello: Yesterday my husband found a heavy glass bottle with the words Cherry Blossoms around the middle and along the bottom the batch number 145-4 Cherry Blossoms Bottling Works Leechburg. It was found in the woods in Kiskimere. Do you have any information on this bottle or the company? Thanks Lois

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From: Debi cole

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 30-09-2003

Help!! I have 3 canning jars that my grandmother gave to me. They were filled with apple butter she made, and I want to can with them but I cannot find the "flat" piece to seal the jar. I have the rings. Can you help me find the "flat" piece? Thanks, Debi

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