August 2002 Questions
Digger Odell Publications © 2002
Hi digger thank you so much for your help I hope, I found this bottle in a dump,
i know its 1933 -1979, I think its a whiskey bottle, federal law Forbids sale
or re-use of this bottle, then has a beautiful sailing ship on the ocean
embossed raised on the front and a label opening on the back, on the bottom it
says d 9 56 (o inside a diamond, with an I inside the diamond) 40 m-32 b-41 I
know its not that old and worth nothing, but if you could send me in the right
direction or i.d. This thing id really appreciate you trying, , thanks so much,
don sutton, las vegas nn,
Don, that is one of the nicest looking modern whiskey
bottles I have seen. Judging from the base, I'd guess a date of
1940. I found no record the bottle design in the patent office records. That
makes me think it might not be American. I check the Candian Patent Office
and found two candidates, Navy Rum and Cutty Sark Scots Whisky. I lean
towards the Cutty Sark idea. The word mark CUTTY SARK Goods and Services
registered in the U.S. Patent Office for [ SPIRITS-NAMELY, ] WHISKY [ AND OTHER
POTABLE DISTILLED LIQUORS ]. FIRST USE: 1923. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1923.
BERRY BROS. & RUDD LIMITED COMPANY ASSIGNEE OF UNITED KINGDOM 3 ST.JAMES'S
STREET LONDON, S.W. ENGLAND. The ship in question on the bottle...In
November, 1869, clipper ship was launched at Dumbarton her name, the Cutty Sark.
Dear sir: I don't have a picture, at this time, but, I was just wondering if you
have any idea about this jar. It is a 4/5 quart liquor bottle. It looks a great
deal like a canning jar. It is clear. Here is what is on the bottom of the
bottle. 1099 at the top. The number 8 on the left hand side. "liquor
bottle", underneath that. Then, at the bottom, underneath "liquor
bottle", it has 123 * (a star), 74. Not on the bottom, but, the base of the
jar says, "4/5 quart". I hope you can help in some way. Thank you for
I am afraid I can't tell you much without a look.
you have been clear that wheaton village made > > reproductions of a
bottle commonly seen called > "chief wahoo electric tonic." if this
bottle was a > > "reproduction, " was there in fact an original
> chief wahoo electric tonic made in dunsmuir, calif. > which wheaton
copied, or was this wheaton "reproduction" a fanciful creation of a
bottle that never existed?
Never existed. Digger.
Hi! I have just began bottle collecting and have been lucky enough to score some
nice finds. I would like to know the best way to clean them. I would appreciate
any time you could lend in answering.
Soap and water and a good brush will remove much of the
dirt. The stain must be professional removed by tumbling. The
problem is it is not worth the effort on inexpensive bottles. Digger.
Check out my plans for building your own
bottle cleaning machine
to do your own tumbling.
I am hoping you can shed some light on the bottles that was turned up under the
covering of an old well when it was opened for repairs. It is made of very the
very dark amber has several small air bubbles throughout the glass with a very
large embossed area of what looks like semi nude angel holding up a cocktail
glass...(pic attached) the letters say Indianapolis brewing co. above her and
Indianapolis , ind below with u.s.a. Straight across the bottom ....in small
numbers on the left bottom is 111 and on the right bottom 14 could this possibly
be mold numbers and dates the bottle stands 9 and ¼ inches tall the mold seams
stop 1 ½ inches below the top of the bottle and the inside of the lip is not
quite smooth....base of the bottle is round with a mold mark and a double stamp
(mis-stamp ??) Root - possibly root glass company Terre haute Indiana ????I have
done several searches for Indianapolis brewing company( which is how I found
you) but haven't turned up anything on and have asked everyone I could think of
to ask and no one has heard of it or ever seen a bottle like the 7 that was
found....anything you could tell me, age, rarity, value, or anymore of the
history, would be greatly appreciated.
Your bottle is well known but I am not clear on which of the three companies
doing business in Indianapolis and calling themselves the Indianapolis Brewing
Co. produced the bottle. It was made between about 1900-1918.
We have a 2 quart mason's jar. It is green in color. The markings on the jar
read "the Marion jar" next line reads mason's, third line reads
patent, fourth line reads nov. 30th. Fifth line reads 1858. I didn't see one of
these jars on your pictures. The jar is round with a seam running up both sides.
It has a screw on lid that is intact. The jar tapers just a little at the top.
On the base it has the symbol 3* could you please tell me what the jar is worth.
Thank you, d. Conaway
$12-15 for the quart and up to $20 if it is a pint.
I am attaching a jpg of a lovely bluish teal colored bottle with jps or spj on it. I dug it up in
Springfield, ma. Looks bim with an attached
top. Thanks for any info.
These are very pretty bottles. For many years, I
wondered myself what they contained. Here is an 1890 ad which gives the
details. According to the ad, the product was first put on the market in
this country in 1866 and sold as Hoff's Malt Extract by one Leopold Hoff.
In 1868 the business was "transferred" to Joseph S. Pedersen, hence the JSP
monogram. Apparently the next year the product became property of Tarrant
& Company. Digger
Dear digger, I have a ginger colored bottle dated 1850 from Rogers bros Salem
N.J. The bottom of the bottle reads: Nuline N.J. The word "Wheaton" is
not on the bottle at all. Is this a reproduction or the real thing? Thanks for
any help that you can offer!
It is new. Digger
I have a bottle that is 8 ¼".it is also clear with a seam that goes all
the way to the top of the lip. there are numbers on the bottom. one number
is 43916, the other is 3.in between the 2 numbers is the letter m in a hexagon.
there are no designs except on the sides there are straight lines that stick out
and the straight lines are surrounded by ovals. the sides are also curved and
the base is a square. the lip looks like it had a lid that you could screw on. so
could you try to find out what kind of bottle it is? thank you!
Hello, I found a bottle approx. 10 ½" high and 5 ½" at base. From
all the info I've read it is probably a liquor bottle because it says
"federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle" it has an embossed
horses head and a des. Pat. On the bottom-d337 underneath that is 114368 55-9
and a symbol that appears to be a diamond with an oval entwined in it. I don't
think it's valuable but curiosity is getting the better of me and I'd love to
know what was sold in it and when it was made. Could you help me? Thanks a
mill.... I never thought I could become so entranced by all this!!! K
WHY AREN'T YOU OUT DIGGING??
Dear sir my husband found this bottle it is a John Wyeth and bro. It was
patented in 1899 it has a letter d in the middle of the bottom it is a blue
colored square bottle with a cap. The cap is also the same colored blue glass
and has numbers around the lip and on the very top is writing it says this cup
holds a heaping desert spoonful, the writing around the lower neck has an arrow
and says take next dose as you can tell this bottle is in I think excellent
condition I was wondering if you might know the value of this bottle. Thank you
for your time dot in Ohio
Hi, when I replaced my front cement steps we found a small bottle approx.
4" high and it looks like what could have been some sort of a tonic bottle
that had a cork in it? On the bottom it reads the number 5 and under that number
is the word carbona.. Any clue what this is or it's value if any? Thank you!!
These bottles are very common. Here's the
Word Mark CARBONA
G & S: CLEANING AND POLISHING PREPARATION. FIRST USE: 18950900. FIRST USE IN
Filing Date October 6, 1905
Registration Date November 6, 1906
Owner (REGISTRANT) MARSHALL CHEMICAL COMPANY CORPORATION VIRGINIA MARSHALL
(LAST LISTED OWNER) CARBONA PRODUCTS COMPANY CORPORATION ASSIGNEE OF NEW JERSEY
330 CALYER ST. BROOKLYN NEW YORK 11222
Renewal 4TH RENEWAL 19861106
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I found a milk looking jar with krank on the bottom. Any idea or info
Hi, you bring beck memories of my youth! I used to listen to the radio, you know
tv without pictures, when a youngster. That wasn't too long ago. I'm only 66
years old. What fun it was to listen & use one's imagination! Especially
when you heard the green hornet, superman, the shadow - "the shadow knows
what lurks in the hearts of man", & others. Do you remember "digby
o'dell the friendly undertaker"? Since I'm a rabbinical biblical scribe
& calligrapher, owning & collecting inkwells is part of my life. A
friend sent me your website. Therefore, when I saw digger Odell, I just had to
email you. We'll definitely be in touch, as I'd like to determine what i've got
& it's value. Thanx for arousing the memories! Yeah, I know, almost "thanx
for the memories" from the broadway show. Sincerely, yosef lipson
Hello; my name is jan. my scanner is not hooked up yet , or I would have sent a
pic. What I have is a , i believe pewter goblet, 3.5 in. High, 2.25 in. Mouth,
1.65 in base, and has a dragon embossed on it, that wraps all the way around.
The embossment stands out .125in. Or a little more. I found it deep in an old
city dump dating back at least 100 years. It is well detailed and, was wondering
if you could tell me more about it. Thank you ; jan
Dear digger: I have an e. G. Booz's old cabin whiskey bottle and would like to
know how I can find out how much it is worth. I have looked at your site about
determining if it is the original or not. I believe it is a repro, but still may
be worth something. Here are the stats:
Amber color No periods after "whiskey" "1840" on back
Slanted corners on roof On bottom base is a sunken circle with the words
"booze bottle" Thanks a bunch! Debra
There are thousands of these repros in dozens of
colors. Most sell in the $5-8 range these days.
I have a delft blue spirits bottle no. 1140 12 labeled blankenheym's disty
rotterdam made in holland scr. Handpainted. Could you tell me if this is worth
anything. Thanks, alan
Hi, I don't know if you can be of help to me, but I would like any info you can
give me. While my son and his friends were digging in the woods, my son dug up a
dairy bottle. It is clear glass. It has no cracks, or chips. The name on the
front , dyer's dairy is embossed, and on the back of the bottle is an embossed
cow's head. Around the bottom of the bottle it says one quart liquid, and right
below that is 1 d 11 pa. On the other side around the bottom of the bottle it
says registered in bristol pa, and below that is mtc. Every person that I have
asked have never heard of this dairy or the name. Hope you can help. Thanks,
I am needing help with a brown fish shaped bottle - dark brown glass, that can
be seen through. It is about 10 inches high, a number 3 on the bottle's bottom
is the only engravement. It can sit on its fins-horizontal, or vertical, on its
tail the bottle is shaped like a fish, has fish head, gills, tail.scales, its
about 70 years old, maybe older could possibly be a liquor bottle. It's in
perfect condition, although the cork top has been replaced. The new fish bottles
that look like this are reproduction bottles, but this is an original. Thank
I have another bottle of interest, if you have some information on. A brown
bottle 10 in. High, 3.5 by 3in. Rec. Base with 1in corners, making it 8 sided.
On the face in script the name j. A.gilka is embossed, on one side, embossed is
the name j.a.gilka berlin. The other side, embossed is. Schutzen str. No.9. On
two of the corners embossed is, this bottle u , not to be sold. On the bottom is
an embossment with two guards, one on ether side of a man size crowned and
crested shield. This bottle I also dug up at an old city dump. If you have any
infor, well , thank you; jan
These are commonly found in shades of amber and green
often made quite crudely. They are or were foreign made. I have seen
several with complete labels. They are commonly priced around $20-30
See Trademark Information below
G & S: LIQUEURS. FIRST USE: 1836. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1914
Filing Date April 10, 1975
Registration Date June 29, 1976
Owner (REGISTRANT) MULLER, HANS DOING BUSINESS AS J. A. GILKA KG INDIVIDUAL FED
REP GERMANY KARLSBADER WEG 3-5 D-4307 KETTWIG FED REP GERMANY
(LAST LISTED OWNER) CHRISTINE UNDERBERG CORPORATION ASSIGNEE OF FED REP GERMANY
HUBERT-UNDERBERG-ALLEE 1 D-47495 RHEINBERG FED REP GERMANY
Renewal 2ND RENEWAL 20060313
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
I have a whiskey bottle with the pic of john wayne on it it says national
cowboy hall of fame.
From Kentucky straight bourbon 23k 750 ml Could you give me a price on this?
Dear digger, my father-in-law just received the above whiskey as a gift from his
brother-in-law who states it is probably about 50 years old. It is a 18 year old
whiskey. I have been searching the internet but not coming up with much
information. Wondered if you might be able to direct to a site where I could
possible find out more information. I do not have bottle in front of me, still
was in cellophane and in velvet bag, so can not tell you what is on the bottle
itself. Thank you for whatever information you might be able to pass on to me.
Sincerely, jan naumes
Sorry I can't say much other than check on Ebay.
Digger odell Hello, I have what looks like one of the earliest refillable Windex
bottles. It is about 6-7" tall including the metal spray nozzle. It is
pressed (raised grid-like texture) clear glass in an inverted light bulb shape.
The black cap appears to be bakelite and has the word Windex in raised letters.
It is in excellent condition and I am curious to know it's value as a
thanks very much for your time. -frank snyder
There are more and more collectors of this type of
collectible but prices are not strong.
Trademark indicates it cannot be earlier than 1932
Word Mark WINDEX
GG & S: LIQUID CLEANER FOR GLASS AND VITREOUS SURFACES. FIRST USE: 19320722.
FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19320722
Filing Date August 1, 1932
Registration Date January 31, 1933
Owner (REGISTRANT) DRACKETT CHEMICAL COMPANY, THE CORPORATION OHIO 5020 SPRING
GROVE AVENUE CINCINNATI OHIO
(LAST LISTED OWNER) S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC. CORPORATION BY ASSIGNMENT, BY
MERGER, BY CHANGE OF NAME, BY ASSIGNMENT WISCONSIN 1525 HOWE STREET RACINE
Renewal 4TH RENEWAL 20030315
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I would like to know about a green flask with general Macarthur and keep them
fighting on one side and the v, 1942, and god bless America on the other. It is
6 inches high and has the pontil on the bottom. I think it is Clevenger glass
works. I would like to know the value and any other history you might have.
Thank you, shelley axtell
These were part of a series of flasks produced in the
1970s. values under $20.
I have a bottle that is from Nottingham England. It is blue glass and the
printing on the front of the bottle reads, "Woodward chemist
Nottingham." I don't know very much about bottle except that I brought it
into an antique dealer and he said it was in perfect condition he couldn't find
a chip on it, and was quite impressed. I would very much like your opinion as I
am interested in selling it. Thank you. Cc cossarini
The Brits have been sending bottles to Antique sotres
in this country since the 1970s. With the advent of Ebay the British
invasion is on wholesale. The bottle is common and worth in the
neighborhood of $10. Oddly, English bottles are often much more highly
colored than American bottles...greens and blue are very common in English
From searching web-sites, I think that is the name of the bottle that I just
recently purchased. It's round and has a blue tint with the coca-cola emblem
below the neck and directly underneath that text is trade mark registered. On
the bottom edge it has 'property of the coca cola company Canada'. On the very
bottom is the coca cola logo. Any information you can provide about the bottle,
its history and value would be appreciated. P.s: i've attached a picture that I
took from another web-site of the bottle. Mine is dirty compared to this one.
I have an old whiskey bottle. Here are the stats: Modern masters Collectors
edition Volume iv Liquor bottle Can you tell me what it might be worth? Thanks,
Hi I have a bottle that was found in a barn in Quebec. is thia a coke bottle
in French? its green in color light green as is the same as all the green coke
bottles ive seen. the only thing written on it is on the very bottom of the
bottle cantrell cochrane?any thing you can tell me would be nice. we found 1
bottle dated 1928. Thank you rbeancan
They were a highly successful English (Irish actually)
company making dozens of types of soda...Here is some of the trademark
G & S: CLUB-SODA. FIRST USE: 18770900. FIRST USE IN
- Alcohol bottle labels; Bottles, labels for alcohol bottles; Labels, alcohol
26.11.12 - Rectangles with bars, bands and lines
Filing Date October 11, 1901
Registration Date November 26, 1901
Owner (REGISTRANT) CANTRELL & COCHRANE, LTD. CORPORATION UNITED KINGDOM DUBLIN
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Description of Mark THE TRADEMARK CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULAR FIGURE WITH A BROAD
BAND RUNNING DIAGONALLY ACROSS THE FIGURE, A NARROW BAND RUNNING ALONG THE
BOTTOM OF THE FIGURE PARALLEL WITH ITS LONGEST SIDE, AND NARROW PANELS AT EACH
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Renewal 3RD RENEWAL 19711126
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Word Mark CANTRELL & COCHRANES SUPER CARBONATED "CLUB
SODA" (SPECIALLY PREPARED) WORKS-DUBLIN & BELFAST.
Goods and Services (EXPIRED) IC 032. US 045. G & S: SODA-WATER. FIRST USE:
18770900. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1877
Alcohol bottle labels; Bottles, labels for alcohol bottles; Labels,
Filing Date September 1, 1905
Registration Date June 5, 1906
Owner (REGISTRANT) CANTRELL & COCHRANE, LTD. CORPORATION UNITED KINGDOM NO. 409
WEST FOURTIETH STREET DUBLIN IRELAND
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Renewal 3RD RENEWAL 19660605
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Word Mark CANTRELL & COCHRANE
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 032. US 045 046 048. G & S: carbonated and
non-carbonated soft drinks, fruit drinks, fruit juices, mineral water; aerated
water, seltzer water, club soda, tonic water, cocktail mixes (non-alcoholic),
and concentrates, syrups or powders used for making same. FIRST USE: 1995. FIRST
USE IN COMMERCE: 1995
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 75082611
Filing Date April 2, 1996
As you can see they are still making soda.
Hi digger they where digging in my yard and found this bottle and I got coriuse
and would like to know anything you can tell me if anything it is amber in color
and 7 inches tall it has a press cap of about 5/8 inch 0pening on the front it
has the word certo reg.u.s.a.pat. Off. on the back it is indented and on the
inside it has arrows pointing in both directions the odd thing is the writing is
up side down and says for half bottle pour to here and that's where an arrow
points to half way up the bottle on the bottom it has a 5 made in the u.s.a.
Under that an 8 and a 47 thank you for your time will wait for your reply dottie+++
Common common common in 1930-50 dumps. I used to
haul them home by the dozens. No wonder the product was used to gel jelly
and jams. No real collector value.
Word Mark CERTO
G & S: Concentrated Fruit Pectin. FIRST USE: 19210325. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE:
Filing Date June 18, 1921
Registration Date February 28, 1922
Owner (REGISTRANT) Pectin Sales Co., Inc. CORPORATION NEW YORK 360 EAST AVENUE
Rochester NEW YORK
(LAST LISTED OWNER) KRAFT FOODS HOLDINGS, INC. CORPORATION BY CHANGE OF NAME, BY
MERGER, BY CHANGE OF NAME, BY CHANGE OF NAME, BY ASSIGNMENT DELAWARE THREE LAKES
DRIVE NORTHFIELD ILLINOIS 60093
Renewal 3RD RENEWAL 20020916
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
Hello digger, I have 2 small medicine bottles that I can't seem to find anything
about. I know they are old, but have no idea what year or anything. They are
both from the luyties pharmacal co., one contained cimicifuga, and the other
contained conit. On the bottom of the conit bottle is the number 1 inside of a
circle. On the bottom of the cimicifuga is the number 2 and the number 94 within
a circle. Here is a picture of them: and here is a picture of the bottom of
them: I would appreciate any info at all that you could give me on these. Thanks
very much! Karen in west virginia
They are common, come in amber and clear and worth
$3-5. With labels probably $12-20.
Luyties Pharmacal Company of St. Louis got its start in
the 1850s but was not big until the 1880s or so. They produced a wide
range of products. They made "MEDICINES AND PHARMACEUTICAL
PREPARATIONS-NAMELY, COUGH TABLETS, HEADACHE TABLETS, LAXATIVE TABLETS, LIVER
TABLETS, COLD TABLETS, THROAT TABLETS, TABLETS FOR AIDING IN REDUCING MUSCULAR
ACHES AND PAINS, RHEUMATISM TABLETS AND OINTMENTS, FEVER TABLETS, SKIN TABLETS
AND OINTMENTS, INFLUENZA TABLETS, NEURALGIA TABLETS, OBESITY TABLETS, TONIC
TABLETS, EYE DROPS, VITAMIN TABLETS AND PREPARATIONS, OINTMENTS AND SALVES,
SUPPOSITORIES, NERVE TONICS, UTERINE TONICS, IRON TONICS, HEART TONICS, VITAMIN
TONICS, HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES, AND ANTIHISTAMINE TABLETS. FIRST USE: 1853. FIRST
USE IN COMMERCE: 1853.
REGISTRANT) LUYTIES PHARMACAL COMPANY CORPORATION
MISSOURI 4200 LACLEDE AVENUE ST. LOUIS MISSOURI
(LAST LISTED OWNER) LUYTIES PHARMACAL COMPANY CORPORATION ASSIGNEE OF MISSOURI
4200 LACLEDE AVENUE ST. LOUIS MISSOURI 63108
Here's a list of the products they trademarked.
CINERARIA, CELLOIDS, RHEUMA SOLVENS,
CELLOIDS, DENTABS, BIOPLASMA, HALITOSINE ,YELLOLAX , LUYTIES ,MANOLA
,LAXOID ,RHEUMA ,SANITOL
By far their Sanitol was the biggest seller.
I was hoping to find out if Owens-Illinois ever produced any
"hobble-skirt" coca-cola bottles bearing the"duraglas" logo?
If so, where can I find one? Thanks!
I do not.
Dear digger, I have a beautiful amber bottle with etchings of a spider web with
a spider and some wheat grass. The label on the back reads whiskey
"antique" one pint 100 proof bottled at the Frankfort distillery - no
33 dist. Of ky. Permit ky. P-2 produced spring 1913 by john b. Thompson
distillery no.63 dist.of Kentucky for medicinal purposes only sale or use for
any other purposes will cause heavy penalties to be inflicted. There is another
label on the back that states caution.. This bottle has been filled and stamped
under the provisions of the act of congress approved march 3, 1897 entitled
"an act to allow the bottling of distilled spirits in bond". Any
person who shall reuse this bottle for the purpose of containing distilled
spirits without removing and destroying the stamp affixed to this bottle, or who
shall reuse the stamp affixed to this bottle, will be liable for each such
offense to a fine of not less than 100.00 nor more than 1000.00 dollars, and to
imprisonment for not more than two years. The label on the front reads
"antique" spiritus frumenti 100 proof an alcoholic stimulant made from
the fermented mash of grain. The label at the bottom of the front says aged in
wood. Markings on the bottom.. Tm reg us.pat. Off pat. And a 3 the bottle also
has remnants of the liquor stamp at the top. It comes with a partial box that is
not in the best of conditions. My question is not to the age but to the value of
this unusual bottle. Thank you melanie james melanie l. James
I have a bottle with a handle at the top spout the opening is ¾" (cork) it
flares out into a bunch of grapes shape it is 81/2 tall it is marked on bottom
with a ve (together as in one letter} a on the left, 3 on the right and 500cc
under the ve, it also has a rope border circling the base of the bottle. It is
tinted a light aqua. 2nd) I have a hand painted ceramic bottle with a boy
leaning on a large wine bottle in a basket. The base is green and so is the wine
bottle the boy has a mauve floppy hat, knickers and buckle shoes. It is 6
¾" tall 3 ½ @ base, 10029. Is on the bottom with a hand scratched 63 (the
63 was before glazed and firing). 3rd question) is there a glass company that
used a hand or the pallm s a symbol ? I appreciate your help. I have had these
for years and would love more info and values if possible. Thank you annetta
I have a wine glass bottle named "armagnac castagnon extra". Its sharp
likes a knight riding a horse with a sword on his hand. On its pack, there're
words "green class". Please let me know its price. Is it from $30-100?
Pix? Hi, my name is tom nelson I originally collect insulators, however at an
auction I acquired a few Bottles and was wondering who would be interested in
them and what they are worth?? Can you help with this I have a description of
them attached Thanks tom nelson
Digger, I have two old 1920s -30s vernors bottles. They are similar yet
different. Can't find any information. Can you help me?
Joe higgs Digger, I am in possession of 2 Jim beam decanter 1963 corvette
stingrays... Gray and red. They are both in their original boxes, full of liquer
with the seal unbroken. They are in excellent shape. How much could each of
these be worth? They were purchased around 1985. Any help would be very
appreciated. Thank you action Jackson
I found an old scent or perfume bottle beautiful cut brillant glass (small)
3" tops; it has a yardley of london screw (could be brass) top But cannot
find anything, even went to the archives for yardley of london.....any ideas?
Thanks much...Chris Magee
I found an old scent or perfume bottle beautiful cut brilliant glass (small)
3" tops; it has a Yardley of London screw (could be brass) top But cannot
find anything, even went to the archives for Yardley of London.....any ideas?
Thanks much...chris magee
Mr. Digger, We found a bottle turned up by a bulldozer. Small, about 4 or 5 oz.
The words royal purple around the middle. The letter f on the bottom. The number
605 on the bottom edge. Two seams up the sides so must be abm. Can you help us
find out where this came from. Thanks, Chris harwood Oakboro, nc
Hi digger, I know your busy so i'll get to it. My bottle is 11" high to
the glass cork, it is pink in color, no cracks, it is attractive and embossed w/
a bust of a man on one side and the word courage above him. On the other side is
a clipper ship w/ three masts, on the bottom it has l-9526, d-126 and federal
law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle. Does this mean anything to you? Or can
you tell me where to go to find out about this bottle. Your help is appreciated.
Hello there, I am in need of some information on a glass shampoo bottle I found
in an old dump site on my uncles property. The print on the bottle in worn but I
can still read it. It is a "waldorf special formula castile shampoo with
hair conditioning lanolin $1.00 size." the back of the bottle has print on
it that is barely visible and can partly be seen by holding the bottle against
the light, but it gives a description of the shampoo and also the name of a
company, "general products Chicago 16 Illinois. it is a clear bottle with
white print, smooth all around, about 61/2 inches tall, tall with a rectangular
shape, the lip is ½ inch high and ¾ inches wide with groves for a screw cap.
Across the top the bottle is 3 inches and across the bottom it is 2 ¾ inches
wide. The bottom of the glass has the number 4 towards the front of the bottle
and two cursive f's in the middle with a circle around it such as a trademark
would look. I would just like to know the value if any of this bottle. If not it
is still an interesting piece and I will keep it any way. Thank you for your
help, I hope to hear from you soon.
Colleen Hello! I have a glass fish exactly like the one that is pictured on your
site. It is , as you have described, an old world method with the mouth being
hand tooled. I am trying to find who made it and how much it is worth. Danny
Hi. I have a decanter here in mint condition which is clear in some places and
milky glass in others. It has an embossed design on the front and the milk glass
stopper seems to be in perfect condition. Bottom reads, "Federal Law
Forbids Sale or re-use of this bottle" and numbered d-334 and then 119 7
57under that. The seams go all the way to the lip on both sides. It is 8"
high with the stopper in place. There are no labels or other markings... What is
this? There's a picture attached if that helps.
Pixmrg8/9 Please see attached pictures (i hope you have the ability to unzip -
if not please let me know --- hopefully you can tell me about this-I've tried to
read your articles - but a disability does not allow me to spend too much time
at the computer-but I have to tell you I love your site-and have learned alot!!!
Also - I know that there is some date that relate to the finding of seams in
glass - can you tell me about that? Thanks sooooooooo much-marge g. We found an
old whiskey bottle, labeled three feathers blended whiskey reserve. State it was
bottled for three feathers distributors, inc, new York, ny. It is size one pint.
On the bottle is printed in the glass "federal law forbids sale or re-use
of this bottle". The label on the back states pre-war whiskey (a word we
cannot make out) with grain neutral spirits. There is a picture of three
feathers with inscription "three feathers (cannot make out word) pre-war
best. ________ and bottled by schenley distilleries, inc. Lawrenceburg, ind.
Blended whiskey 80 proof. The straight whiskies in this product are 5 years or
more of 40% straight whiskey, 60% grain neutral spirits. 12% straight whiskey, 5
years old, (cannot read the rest. The bottom of the bottle has a d 9 in the
middle with a 45 in lower right corner, 13 in lower left corner, and like an h
with an anchor through it in the upper right corner. The glass color is brown.
What can you tell me about this bottle as cannot find a whole lot on the
internet. Thanks for the help. We have a collection of convention bottles. Some
have liquor in them and some don't. The collection is not complete. How would we
find out the value of each bottle?
Hello, digger I have three bottles that I was wondering if you can tell me
anything about. The 1st. Is aqua in color, is about 4" tall, and about
1" round. It has new london conn t dr Thompson's eye water on it. 2nd. Is
also aqua about 41/2" tall and about 1 ¾" round it has the words
hall's catarrh cure on it. 3rd. A small brown bottle cork top with hoppe's no.9
on it thanks for any help you can give me. Bob Mathews
I have a brown bottle approximately 2 ½ inches tall. One side has the original
paper label saying catarrh hay fever and cold in head, below that it gives
directions on how to apply. The back of the bottle says Ely's cream balm Ely
bros oweco n.y. One side says hay fever and the other side says catarrah. Can
you tell me anything about this bottle. Thank you sherry
Digger , what can you tell me about a decanter made in the 1940's called the
cock n bull ? It has a rooster and a bull on the bottle ? I have not seen the
bottle yet ... Ny mom and dad have it and I am going to see it today and then
will know more about it . They said it has the dura glass name on it and that he
bought it many years ago in a local bar . Thank you for your time .
Jerrie I have an amber glass bottle, about 10" tall, has a white glass
stopper with a black rubber gasket. Is marked "Millville bottle works"
1888, and also says "this bottle not to be sold". It is a slender
bottle with a slimly tapered neck. What is it? Jon and marsha cook, kirksville,
mo marsha cook
Hi my name is carlos I have one bottle "anniversary Kentucky straight
bourbon whiskey 90 proof 12 year 4/5 quart bottled by marita spirits ltd.
Clifton, new jersey. Massachusetts custodian of the nations heritage.
Registracion 6202 . A. 1972. Collection of authentic Liverpool porcelain. Thans.
Digger, though I am not a bottle collector, I do enjoy visiting your site
regularly. recently I came across a bottle or jar I have never seen before and
would appreciate anything you may be able to tell me about it. It is a clear
emerald green color, no label, round, 4-5 inches tall, it has a smooth body with
etching all the way around the upper and lower part. It has a very short neck,
and does have seams on both sides. On top both sides are the words big mouth,
the o is larger than the other letters. On the bottom there is a 3 on one side,
a l one side, and the mark lll on one side. Can you give me any information
about this bottle? Thank you, terri
Dear mr. Digger, several years ago I received a fish shaped wine bottle as a
white elephant gift from a work Christmas party. It is 11 inches tall and still
has wine in it. The red foil is torn on top. The cork leaks a little wine out,
if the bottle is tipped upside down. The bottle is 11 inches tall. It is clear
glass with fish scale bumps on it. The eyes are blue with black pupils. The
bottle neck label reads, "rose table wine contents 1pt.and 9 fl. Oz.
Alcohol 12% by volume. Serve chilled imported by dobson international co. Inc.
Philadelphia, pa." the bottom labels read, "dobson's original
shad-roe-say rose table wine. Vintage 1969. Good with all seafood particularly
shad and shad roe. Produced, bottled, and shipped by a. Henriques. Lda
anadia-portugal." it looks very similar to the third bottle in a picture in
the fish tale section of your website. The caption reads, "two lilly cod
liver oils the pint sized and the 4oz size shown above at left. Wheat fish in
milk glass at the far right." the top is separate and is shaped like a fin.
It is clear glass, lines going down it. The topper measures a little over 3
inches. The glass on both the topper and the bottle appear to be fine with no
scratches or chips. The labels look a little marred on the edges in some places.
Is this worth anything? Should I pass this along at the next white elephant gift
exchange? I enjoyed your website. It was interesting and fun
Just surfing the web, and found your page. could you tell me if this is a old
coke bottle?it say's property of coca cola bottling co. Nov. 8 1923 it has never
been opened, but the lid is rusted very bad , and most of the contents has
either evaporated or leaked out and what would it be worth? Greg h p s great
I have a bottle that is about 7 inches tall, it is aqua in color has a pontil
scar on the bottom, it is coffin shaped. On one side it says genl taylor never
surrenders. In a circle around a cannon with a stack of cannon balls. And a
small cabin. On the other side it has grapes on vines and it says, a little more
grape capt bragg. It has a cork in the top, and some air bubbles in the body.
Some of the research that ive done, has told me that the term a little more
grape was a term used that meant fire the cannons. Dropping cannon balls like
grapes on the enemy. Any other info and values off my bottle would be nice..
Thank you rob turner...
I have a hj Heinz bottle that is a lavender/purple color, on the bottom it has
hj Heinz co. 93 pat June 17, 1890....missing top. On the side hj Heinz trademark
Pittsburgh....worth anything? I found an old milk bottle, that was manufactured
by Aberdeen dairy, in aberdeen, md. Any info that you could share with me would
be greatly appreciated. It is in mint condition. Sincerely, dawn l.
Hi digger, I have a couple ques. In regards to a few dug bottles and would
appreciate some quality insight &info.1, I have what appears to be a sauce
or condiment bottle that was made of a 3 piece vertical mold. looks to be bim
type approx5 in. Tall with 72 ribs on the bottom up 1 inch, ring going around,
36 ribs swirling to left , then toward right in middle , 2 rings, then neck 1
more ring under old style screw top. bulbous shaped mid to bottom , smooth base
reads c502.very light blue -aqua in color. any help on what or worth? 2.
Eastman-Kodak bottle light amber bim 1880, s.1284 on smooth base. Have read
price guides and searched the internet for info and value and come up with
nothing. just one more quest, I remember reading a quest you ans. On ques. I get
you mention something about a relation in or around troy n.y.? I only ask
because that is where I live. Thank you for any help . Scott d.
Digger, when I was a child I was given an aged medicinal whiskey bottle. It says
that it was bottled under the supervision of the u.s. Government. Would you know
how to determine it's value and history. It is in a metal jacket and made by
schenley. Thanks, barry
Hi, do you know anything about this bottle? I dug it up last week. I even recall
drinking this drink as a kid in the 60's or 70's. What do you think? Thanks,
Hello, I recently discovered a remote and abandoned mining town, and found two
bottles after a very brief search of the town's dump. In trying to identify the
bottles, I have found that I don't even know what category each of the two
bottles I found belong to. Hoping you can help me identify the basic category of
these two items. Attached are three small photos. And, here is some basic
information about each of the two bottles. Bottle 1  clear  10 ½ inches
tall  3 ¼ inches wide  steel, screw-on cap; black  raised wording:
"federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle"  markings on the
base: see photo. Bottle 2  5 inches tall  1 ½ inches wide  plasic
screw-on cap; brown  see photo thanks for anything you can offer. Scott
Found a bottle in Canada, on the shore of lake Windermere, in Ontario. It is
clear glass, on the sides it says vegetable pain killer., on the front it says
davis. No dates or anything else. How do I find out how old it is and is is
worth anything? Thanks in advance.
Dear sir, I have recently dug up a shard of a bottle with a Pepsi logo embossed
on it. I am inquiring out of a curiosity to know when this bottle was made. It's
a white logo located at the base of the neck and seems to be a conglomeration of
the Pepsi logo where the tail of the p loop, connects and underlines the "epsi"
in Pepsi, but unlike the other old pepsi logos I have seen, the top curvy part
of the p doesn't pierce the vertical part of the p. Or you could send some sort
of website about the history of logos (with pictures). Thank you conor dale
My dad found a liquor bottle under the porch of my grandmothers house while
he was replacing the porch. The bottle is brown and is a old Mr. Boston........
Has all the presidents listed on it until 1953. Can you tell me anything about
it. I would appreciate any help you can give. It will soon be 50 years old.
Thanks! Susan jones
Sir: I have seen your answer to the (march 2001) query by mrs. G. Clinton
concerning the figural ceramic bottle she has. I also have three of such bottles
which appear to be part of a series featuring heads of men from different
countries. The bottom of the bottles are marked: made in Italy, collectors item,
vento wine, Cleveland Ohio. Is there a catalog showing the bottles produced in
this series? I would love to find more! Can you help? Also, can you put me in
contact with mrs. Clinton? Thanks! Allison lendman
I was hoping you could shed some light on 2 bottles I have gotten recently. The
first is a 7 oz rolling rock beer bottle... I believe it is from the late 60's
to early 70's. It is in mint condition, empty without cap. The bottom of the
bottle is embossed: "l-746d" at 12:00 o'clock, "71" at 3:00
o'clock, "i98" at 6:00 and "5" at 9:00
Am I correct in assuming the marks indicate that the bottle was made in 5/71?
The second bottle is a "schenley" whiskey bottle - it has a crown
shaped stopper with cork, and heavily tarnished foil wrapper around the neck
(very green - I assume it has bronze in it)
While I am curious if there is any value to it (it is in pristine shape... I am
most interested in deciphering the embossment on the bottom which reads:
"13 d-9 53 2" Thanks! tom Thomas f. Kolf
Hi m. Odell, I will try to make my message clear because I don't speak English
very well. My friend Donald has a plastic Pepsi "crate" of 6 full
crush orange soda bottles dated 1965. I remember that crush orange soda was then
sold by Pepsi in Canada, but I don't know if it was the same in u.s. Donald want
to know if it's worth advertising these bottles for sale as antiques. I asked
him to provide me photos of these bottles, I can send them to you if you wish as
soon as I have them. Thanks, Robert dufort
Hello, I have found a coca-cola bottle. It is aqua in color. Underneath
coca-cola it has trademark registered. Underneath this it has bottle pat d dec
25, 1923. The bottle on opposite side under trade mark registered has min
contents 6-fl ozs. The bottom of bottle is embossed with st. Louis, mo. Bottle
is appx. 8 inches tall. I would greatly appreciate any info you have on this
bottle and the value of this old bottle. Thank you michael
Hello, I have just found a couple of bottles in a surprising spot. I was
wondering if you could point me in the right direction as I don't know the
function of style. These two bottles were laying on the ground in amongst cans
and broken purple bottles with no screw tops. The bottle says whittemore boston
u.s.a. 5 fluid oz. Definitely mold lines and on the bottom one has an 8 and the
other has a 10 otherwise identical. The mouth is about the size of a quarter.
Great site, lots of info. Here goes with my try to describe accurately my
curious bottle. It is small coffin shaped, 3 3/10 high. Dark amethyst (deep
purple), square applied lip (the mold line does not go up over the edge) very
shiny great condition. There is a snap like mark on the lower side (where it was
held?) Bottom possibly a key mold, but very smoothly done. ½ oz with a second
oz partially legible embossed on bottom. When laid on back it is 6 sided, coffin
with the two larger "side/top" panels embossed with x's. Top is
embossed not to be taken. Back bottom of bottle has rdno334871 any clues? It's a
beautiful bottle and one of my favorites, but I know so little about it. Thanks
for any leads or clues. Cynthia
Hello, I would like any information you might have about an old brown stoneware
jug. It has patent aug 7th 1894 imprinted on the bottom. It stands about twelve
inch high. It has an applied handle and the top has two openings the first is
about a half inch wide and open the second is about two inches wide and sealed.
I thought this might be for stacking. Thank you. N. Bliss
I have a bottle of 'special very old bl blended scotch whisky' bullock lade
& co ltd Glasgow and London appears to have a cork top with the letters bl
in red. It is contained in a straw cover and I have owned it for over 20 years.
Can you give me any info on it Calum laurie
Dear digger, they are renovating forest park, st. Louis, mo this, as you know
was the sight for the world's fair. My husband has found numerous bottles. I
need info on 2 in particular. I've read the previous questions and answers and
saw the photo regarding georg kreuzberg bottles. Mine are similar, but
different. My bottles are 8 ½ inches tall. The front of bottle has apollinaris
brunnen m w 8 in a circle. Underneath this it has georgkreuzberg ahrweiler
rheinpreussen on back of bottle, underneath handle, in fancy script, has no. 9
underneath this, looks like a fancy q the bottles are earthenware and orange-tan
in color. I would greatly appreciate any information and value of this bottle.
Thank you, patti
Digger, I have a bottle that is clear, round, flat and has a star on one side
and a clock face with good night on the other side. On the bottom are the
Toni Ive, been looking for some info on this whiskey bottle and found your name
under some of the bottles, it is about 20 inches tall seal in tact and has a
music boxes attached to the bottom, w/ elvis on top in one of his jump suites
w/a yellow scarf, if you can give me any info on it or maybe an idea of where to
look for the value of it I would appreciate it. Thank you
Dear sir, I am writing in regards to an old bottle I have obtained from
birmingham alabama. It is a blob top bottle with the words houppert &
worcester, birmingham ala. On the face. In small print on the reverse side it
has d.d.c 71. On the base is h&w. It has an aqua green tint to it. I have
been unable to find any information regarding this bottle, and was curious if
you might know anything about it. I am not sure what it's use was. Thank you for
any assistance. I have enclosed a photograph of it for you to examine. Thank
Hi, I have a bottle of cognac from 1858 it is a j.g. Monnet & co. From
united vineyard proprietors. It has a salamander trademark. I was wondering if
you knew the value of it. Thank you, deborah
Mr. Odell my mother and father found a very unique handblown glass bottle about
thirty years ago and have never been able to find out any information about it.
The bottle is pale green/blue handblown glass measuring about 11 inches tall
with codd's #90 patented april 29th, 1873 embossed on the bottom. The most
unique feature is that the bottle has a pinched neck with a pale green/blue
glass marble stopper inside of it. The bottle was found in southampton
massachusetts. The bottle is also in perfect condition, with no scratches or
deffects, and the glass shows tons of air bubbles in the glass from being
handblown. Can you tell me anything about this bottle, usage & value?
hi I have a small brass(i think) bottle with a push button that opens on the top
neck of the bottle and inside is a little glass insert for ink. This bottle has
a label that is in german and very worn but the word "extract" can be
made out. Just below the neck on the bottle is the name johann hoff and berlin.
On the bottom of the bottle is a reg #41-443 made in austria.. My folks have had
this bottle forever saying that it belonged to someone's father or grandfather.
Maybe you can give me some sort of history on this little bottle and if it has
any value. Thank you, linda
Hello I was doing some searching on the internet and found you hope that you can
help me with a whisky bottle that I have.it has a painting on the front of it
called the sunflowers painted by vincent van gogh.it also has on the back of the
bottle written moder masters collectors edition volume 5 and the numbers are in
roman style.it also has a serial number I think that is on a label still
attached on the bottle and they are as follows 338719441.it has another tag on
it that is torn that says beams choice and it is 4/5 quarts.also on the bottom
of the bottle it has these letters and numbers as follows dry-drb-230-69 that is
what is on the bottom of the bottle.the bottle is not round it has a different
shape to it and it is brown in color and has a gold tint to it also, the texture
of the bottle is rough. Or if you know anyone in the missouri area that could
help me also.thank you again
I have several milkglass bourbon bottles. The label on the side says "americana
collection of great moments in history" "j.w. Dant's" americana"
"bottled by the dant distillery co. Louisville, ky and frankfort, ky."
on the fronts of the bottles there are pictures of sceens during the
revolutionary war. The bottles are different colors. The pictures are in color
and within a raised decorative border. Can you tell me how much they are worth
or where to look for that information? Helen
I was given by my grandfather a bottle he found in the woods while he was
walking timber in or around camden, ar. This was in the 60's. The bottle is
described as follows: 9" amber retangular screwtop good condition embossed
base with a 6 at the bottom and 4's or 6's on either side of some kind of mark.
Could be an a over a w. This bottle has a very detailed embossed 3 ½" man
in a hat with a large 2 ½" fish flung over his shoulder on a rope. I would
like to know the history and value of this bottle. And any other information you
can find. Thank you, becky coursey
I just noticed a hires root beer bottle that has "middlebury, vt."
embossed on the bottom. I haven't been able to find anything about vermont
pertaining to hires - do you know anything about this? Thank you. Jackie brown
Hello! My name is amie-june brumble, and I recently stumbled upon your bottle
website and had a question to ask about a find of my own. I recently dug up a
partially buried bottle on an old ranch in the idaho backcountry. It is brown
glass, 6" from the base to the shoulder, and 1 ½" from the shoulder
to the lip. It's a sort of flattened round shape...elliptical if you look at it
from above. There are no seams, and the opening at the top seems as if it was
designed for a cork. The only words are on the front of the bottle in raised
letters. "wyeth & bro" in an upward semicircle, and "p hil ad
a" below that in a downward curving semicircle (i assume that refers to
philadelphia). It was partially full of a thick, greasy white liquid when I
found it. It had a strong menthol odor which makes me think it once contained
some kind of horse liniment. Do you have any thoughts on the origin of this
bottle, and how much it might be worth? Thanks! ~amie-june
I have two bottles , one is a central brewing co. Clear aqua color with the
words trade mark inside of a circle and a horse head enblem the other is a blue
anchor inn beer bottle with the words trade mark and an anchor embosed on it
both have seems on each side the horse bottle has raised rings on the bottom and
a ceramic topper or closure the other is an open top, please let me know any
info about how old these bottles are and approximately what they are worth thank
Hi! My husband and I were planting a tree yesterday and while he was digging he
struck several pieces of glass. I began to dig around and found what seems to be
the remains of an old chest everything was rusty and completely deteriorating
but there were remnants of leather straps. Everywhere were broken bottles,
plates, pottery, etc. I was able to dig out some whole pieces and there is
plenty more where this came from. One bottle is tall and slender, clear glass,
and embossed on the front is the j.r. Watkins co., the next is a clear jade
green glass with scales embossed on the bottom and around the top and bottom of
the glass are small embossed dots. Next is a clear container with a swab inside,
around the over-turned lip is embossed 2 1/2oz. On the bottom is an anchor shape
with an "h" in the center with l-375. Another one is very peculiar it
is a clear glass with a rounded top and a bottom that looks like it should screw
into something, on the bottom embossed cursive it appears to say collins memphis.
I have a small clear jade green bottle with a stopper. On the bottom des.pat.
92148. And last but not least, a white (simular to milk glass) jar and on the
bottom says mentholatum. Please help. I know nothing about this kind of thing.
If anything they are neat to display in my kitchen. Thanks!
I have four liquor decanters or porcelain collectors items. The liberty bell,
south carolina centinneal, Paul revere, and mecklenburg commerative. All still
contain the liquor. The seal on two has become frayed over time. Are these worth
much? Thanks, cary
Not sure if the first went through or not. I have 4 bottles that still have the
contents in them. The liberty bell, the paul revere bottle, mecklenburg county
reveloution, south carolina centennial. Can you tell me what their value may be?
I'm trying to learn about an 'exide' square green jar; I believe it may be
called a battery jar. Can you point me to any information. Thanks very much.
I have a luxardo wine bottle with a clock made into the center of it' I was told
that it might be from world war two it was import to san fransisco to a pulse or
rulse import company. If you know what it could be worth that would be a big
help I have a mckesson liquor bottle that stands about two foot high with a
silver stand and it has a metal spiket at the bottom. It has the words dilta
miliane italy on it. I was just wondering if it is worth anything. I have a pig
whiskey bottle my grandfather had that he got from his dad. It is a pig rye
bottle from thr i.c.r.r. Is it worth anything?
Pixcarol8/15 I've been looking everywhere for some info on an owl drug bottle.
It's a bottle of glycerine never opened. Has cork. The labels are all in tact.
A-1 condition. Would you have any idea how much it's worth. I hope the image
does some good. If possible can you answer me by email directly? Thanks so much.
Carol blessings, carol
I recently found a small clear round bottle, approx 3.75" tall and
1.5" dia w/ an applied collar flared and flat. The markings on the bottom
are s.b.w.co. It looks like it is possibly a perfume or apothecary or medicine
bottle. I have not been able to find anything about the markings. Do you have an
info on the markings so I might be able to date it. Thanx. Lenny marraffino
Hi, We found this milk bottle, clear glass, 6 ½" tall with 1/3qt. Liquid
written on it, as well as, a bottle of milk is a bottle of health. On the bottom
there is a number 41 in a circle on one side and an l on the other side. At the
base of the bottle are the letters mtc., and sealed 1-11-14. If you can help us
with this information, we'd appreciate it or maybe you can direct us to where we
could find out more about this. We appreciate your help, betty walling
Neighbor has old hand painted kahula bottle, its atlease 50 yrs old, im send 3
photos of it, if u can help determine value and originality of it. Would be
appreciated ty by the way, where is mason Ohio, I live in Mansfield ohio. Thank
you in advance tom say Beverly hills bottlers on label by the way hope to hear
from u soon
Hi, my uncle has a case of coke soda pop from around 1960, (i think) their full,
green glass bottles in one of the original wooden cases, they were never opened.
He wanted to know if they were worth anything, could you please let me know? He
also has 2 cases of opened glass bottles in the original box.
Pixkandy8/15 I bought this bottle at a yard sale for $ 0.15. Can you tell me
what kind it is And if it's worth any thing. On the bottom it reads federal law
forbids sale or re-use of this bottle can you help.
Dear digger, this email is going to be a little long, since I have never done
anything like this before and am wanting to do this right. I need to find out
about an old whiskey bottle and I was looking through different websites at
google.com trying to find info about an old bottle my grandfather used to own.
He passed away back in 1978 and my grandmother kept this bottle and two others.
One was a donkey dressed like a clown and the other was a racing horse standing
atop a gold podium.. Or so it looked. It also had the name of the horse which I
cant remember exactly what it was. Anyways, I found a question from one of your
other writers and found that he had written to you about an identical bottle as
the one I have. He wrote: I have a 1969 cabin still Kentucky bourbon decanter
shaped like a hillbilly with a shotgun and jug. Can you tell me how much it is
worth. The bottle I have is an old man wearing blue overalls and a white long
john shirt with a straw hat and he had a long red beard and hair down to his
ears which stick out. He is sitting on a barrel and is bare foot. In his right
hand he is holding the end of a shotgun which the but of it is resting on the
ground and in his left hand is holding a jug that is stamped "cabin
still". There is also green grass around the bottom of the barrel. At the
bottom of the jug is a yellow and black sticker that says "old cabin still
Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey" in the center. To the left in a small
box it says 90 proof and left of that is small writing that says something then
"porcelain" in red letters. Below that it says in black letter
"the old style sour mash bourbon in this whimsical hill billy bottle is
identical to our world famous brand in its conventional package." then to
the right of the center is another small box that says "4/5 quart" in
red letters and to the right of that is black lettering that says
"distilled for and bottled by stitzel-weller distillery Louisville
Kentucky. Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey" and below that in red
lettering is "90 proof" and "this whiskey is 6 years old"
the bottom of the jug is round and is stamped in the center with the words"
original design from the cabin still collectors gallery 1969" in a circle
and in the center is a stamp saying "stitzel-weller distillery".
Unfortunately, the bottle was opened and the cork is inside it, but I also found
what looks to the the receipt from this bottle. Its a white tag with a two row
red checker effect on the top with the # 06cat5221175 at the top and style
number 4007.. It also has a hand written #38 on it and at the bottom says
dept.06 and above price is $1.97. Any information about this bottle would be
helpful, and if possible, a price? Thanks for your time and sorry this email was
so long, but like I said, I wanted to make sure I got all the details about this
Thanks again! ~jamielee Dear sir, I recently came across a bottle that is about
7-7/8" tall by aprox. 3-3/8" wide and 2-13/16" deep. It has a
label on the front saying " black berry " with " liquer"
underneath it. the label is in a foreign language , perhaps german, and it
states "printed in holland". The little that I can understand is
amsterdam den 1 januarij 1868. it also has a texas state liquor tax stamp on it.
It states that 35.2 cents was paid. I have included some pictures of it and I
would like to know what I have and what if anything it may be worth?
pixfranklin816 Thank you for your help and time, Sandie stevenson
I just recently purchased a bottle light green in color showing wear. It stands
81/4" tall with no markings or writings on it anywhere. It is 51/2"
around and has six sides. Each side has three little church shaped windows that
have what looks like teardrops and round dots that are bumped up. Top looks like
it had either a cork or a fitted top. I don't have the right type of camera to
do this bottle justice, however it scanned except for the color..any information
on it would be helpful to me, I am interested in its past. It was suppose to be
found in an excavation in texas. Thank you. Janeane young
Recently found a bottle and am trying to research the company that produced it
to no avail. Wondering if you may have any leads. Clear glass bottle, approx.
7" tall, looks like a soda bottle, but does not specify if it is beer or
soda company. Embossing on bottle reads: "registered john mccormick &
co bottlers, north & fleet sts, boston, this bottle to be returned"
looks to be a number 55 embossed on the bottle as well. Also appears to be a bim
as the side seams stop below the lip. Thanks for any help.
Digger, I have a bottle that has the name, schenley in the middle of it. It is
about 10"1/2 high, 5"1/2 long, and 2" wide. Around the name
schenley there is a what looks to be, flower like design. There is a glass knob
with slashes in it in the top of the bottle that is about 7"3/8 around, and
the bottom of the knob is made of cork covering plastic covering glass. The neck
of the bottle is about 4"3/8 too. Also on the bottom of the bottle it says,
40 d-9 53 7 federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle if you have an
estimated price of what this is worth or any information on this bottle, will
you please send it to me. Thank you, ryan
Pixrhonda817 I have a set of wine bottles that I believe were from casa vento,
vento wine import, inc. In Cleveland, ohio. They were made as a reproduction of
a 19th century gas-lamp, produced by skilled florentine glass-blowers. They are
green in color. They can be used for candle holders. I was wondering when they
were made and why? Were they a promotional thing for the company? Are they
intended to be used as christmas decorations? I don't feel there is any worth in
them, but wanted to know a little bit about them. If you can find any
information like age, reason they were made and if they are worth anything,
please let me know. I am attaching a picture of them. Thanks for your help.
I have a metal pitcher shaped vacuum bottle, green paint that is marked on the
bottom as follows: the american thermos bottle co, genuine thermos reg. Us pat.
Office no. 548 vacuum bottle norwich, conn. U.s.a. Any info would be
appreciated. Thanks, jill king
I have several bottles embossed with the words mellin's infant's food. There are
some other words also they all have small glass tops. What can you tell me about
them also I have a louden & co. Indian expectorant bottle. Thanks, corie
Hi my name is mia and I want to know if you heard of (hot licks malted milk
Because I have a 3in to 4in bottles and I will like more info on this bottle so
Thank you for your time, Mia
Hello: I have picked up a bols 4 in one bottle. My question is how far back do
these bottles date and some idea of worth. I do know that it is not that old,
but I don't think they use them any more.
Hi there, I stumbled upon your site in my travels and hope you might be able
to help me. We have a collection of antique liquor bottles (the kind shaped into
various figures & painted), probably 30-40 years of age. I still have yet to
dig them up and take pictures, etc, but I was hoping you might be able to point
me to a person or site that specializes in these type of bottles. Without much
information, do you suppose these bottles might be worth anything?
bryan I have a bottle, triangular in shape with the scottish dancer in the
bottom. It is covered with a glass dome, to protect the dancer. It plays the
tune annie lauris. How do I tell the age of the bottle in question. It plays
beautifully. I am 40 years old and remember watching it play as a child. Any
help would be greatly appreciated. -michelle
Hello digger, can you tell me what you know about the waterbury battery co.
Waterbury conn. (waterbury battery oil bottle) is the e on bottom thomas edison
patent mark , bottom has a shape like bean pot with the letter e in it, (7 e 40)
I believe used in thomas edison crow foot battery's . Is the oil whale oil? What
is the date of this bottle, and value? One more thing I have a franco brand lamp
coloring bottle with cork ,
I have a bottle of unopened bols gold liqueur from lucas fabriek. The bottle
says amsterdam den 1 january 1868.
All labels are on bottle and it is still sealed. Do you have any information on
this type of liqueur, or what a bottle in this condition would be worth? Thank
you for any information you can give me...
Hello digger, I recently purchaced three old wooden boxes full of old
corkstopper bottles at yard sale , I was told they were from a pharmacy long ago
from a 70 year old man. He had cleaned someone cellar that had died in his
lifetime, after closer look at what I had in boxes, I discovered all the
different bottles, test tubes, decanter's, pourer's, the glass of a hand blown
light bulb not completed, all bottles with white little sticker , red border
with chemical signs written for excample: fe for iron. I now new I actually had
someones old chemistry set, my question is am I foolish to think in could belong
or some how be related to someone famous like thomas edison? There are also
waterbury battery oil bottles being used to store other chemicals. What do think
? What kind of value does a collection like this have? Thank you, dennis
Hello, my dad had a bottle of bols ballerina gold liqueur, half full. It was
accidentally dumped out during it's storage in our home. I have some questions,
and it would help alot if you can answer them. First we still have the bottle
great condition, but I was hoping you can help me find a bottle of this liqueur
that is still particially full. I understand that it is not very likely that the
alchol is worth anything. Personally, I don't care if the liqueur was worth
anything. The reason I am asking is because as I said the contents of the bottle
was accidently poured out of the bottle. Everything including the bottle ment
something to my dad, my grampa which passed away some 17 years ago gave that to
my father when he first started going out with my mom, 34 years ago. It meant
alot to him and even though I didn't pour it out I would like to try and make
him feel better. Can you please try and help my search for this liqueur a little
easier? I would very much appreciate it. Thanx. And please don't put this on
your site I want it to be a surprise to my dad .thank you very much. Lisa
My kids found an old coca cola bottle in an old dump. It is straight sided,
textured, 10 0z, non refillable, with a diamond on front and back , one diamond
says coke over a contoured bottle, the other diamond says coca cola over a
contoured bottle. Do you have any idea as to the age and value of such a bottle?
Thank you, laura b., new york
Hi digger, I have really enjoyed your web site so much information!! Although
i'm not a bottle collector I can see how easy it would be to get caught up into
collecting. I have a bottle I would like to know if it has any value? It is
cobalt blue measures 3 inches h. And 4.6 inches around middle of bottle.the
shape is odd sort of oval as it will not stand on its'own it has to lay flat and
it fits well in the palm of your hand. It has embossed b.p.co. Across and in a
raised circle p.p. But one p is reversed. The seam line goes all the way around
the bottle and stops at top the lip has a flat surface with a ¾ in. Opening .
Thank you for your time and interest. James
Please let me know if my bottles are worth anything? First is a green bottle
with fat body it says dr.chandlers jamaica ginger root bitter. Also at the top
it says lowell mass.on the bottom sayswheaton nj. The bottle has a barrel like
imprint in it. Second botttle is brown and says webbs stubby
registeredbeverages12 oz double drink on the bottom it says des®2.1939
and the third bottle says grolsch on four sidesit has a white pull lid that
tightens with grolsch on it also.it also has an upraised design on all sides, it
is brown also the man said its from switserland and is 80 years old
Jim beam train decantors: I have 11 pieces plus track (no boxes) what is the
going value on these?
Hello digger, I am researching a play at the new wolsey theatre in ipswich, uk.
The play is 'family affair' and it is set in russia in the late 1850's. The
characters drink vodka and I can't seem to find any references to labels or
bottle shapes for this period. If you could help it would be much appreciated.
Dear digger, as a scuba diver in new york state I conduct most of my dives in
the st. Lawrence river, 1000 islands areas. This area is rich in old bottles due
the area being a popular resort area dating back to the 1800s. I have found
hundreds of old bottles during my dives. One bottle of interest that I
discovered last year was a milk bottle. This milk bottle is a clear glass one
quart bottle, it is embossed on the front with the words, "may irwin farms,
inspected jersey milk, clayton, ny" on the bottom of the bottle is the
letter d. I did some research into may irwin, attached is what I found, the
virtual gramophone-may irwin, christian chefs fellowship - culinary articles -
thousand island dressing, northern stars - may irwin . I was hopeful that the
history of may irwin may bring some value the this fine milk bottle.
Hello, I have two pink iridescent decanters with cut glass stoppers. They are
rectangular with an elongated- diamond cut pattern on all sides. I suspect they
are wheaton. Familiar? Value? Thank you!
C. Denunzio Digger, I recently purchased a clear glass jar ( 10 in. Tall, 7 ½
in. Across the front and 6 in. Wide at the sides). Embossed across front and
back is philco and the words: water line. Any idea what this is, how old, how
rare....etc.? Thanks, jeff
Hi... I have purchased some antique bottles that have been filled with very
small pellets of styrafoam (so it looks like milk). They are about the size of a
piece of grapenut cereal or very, very small pearl. Would you have any idea
where I could purchase these to fill other bottles I have? Thanks in advance for
your help. Sincerely, jerry
This bottle I found on the bottom basically looks like this under neath.also it
looks like an old glass maple jar with a small 1 inch handle near the opening
with a small hole in the middle 20 <o> 0 7a duraglas "is in
cursive" 1892-e get back to me on this a.s.a.p.
Hey, digger! My husband and I collect coca cola items. We found a 1 liter bottle
of coca cola at a flea market and it came with a sticker of authenticity and a
letter. The letter states that this bottle is one of the first 100 one liter
bottles for coca cola to be manufactured in the usa. It says it is being
introduced in atlanta, ga in mid march 1976 and the letter is dated february 26,
1976. Do you have any idea how much this bottle is worth? Thanks!
I recently found an old vernors soda bottle . It has this on the outside genuine
only when crown cork has the above design in red being which is a round circle
the vernors ginger ale a crescent and detriot mich inside the circle. It is a 10
oz.clear bottle . Would like to know approximate age of this bottle. Thank u ray
Cool sight so far going through your sight I have found 1 of my bottles, a
mccormick corn whiskey bottle. I still have two bottles and one heinz bottle I
think you can identify. the heinz bottle round at the top and turns into four
large side with 4 sides for the corners. It has h. J heinz co, 157 on the
bottom. It was found at an old mining camp in oregon. liquor bottle number 1 is
a glenmore kentucky straight bourbon bottle. Cork on top, dark blown top with
white base and with two handles, I believe to be 1947, what would the value be?
2nd bottle is made by govancroft co out of glasgow. It has a very nice label
with an old lady actually imbedded into the jug. The label is grannie taylors
liqueur whisky, taylor bothers co glasgo & london. Light brown top with cork
and handle, off white base. Looks like it is ceramic, very nice bottle. any help
you could give would be very appreciated. thank you Willy bethea Key west
Digger, I have a amber bottle 4" across/ 2" wide/~10" tall
including the 2" neck. It has ballantines's across the front. On top is
says "federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle. On the bottom
goe.ballantine & son ltd. R circled on the left (bottom) and a 1 on the
right. Glascow scotland. I take it from reading some of your other replies that
it is possibly a liquor bottom. I found it in fla. Washed up on the beach. Any
information you might have would be appreciated. Thanks, Would like to know the
value of a bottle I have received recently. It is a hires cologne bottle
philadelphia, usa. It's a small aqua color shaped like a triangle. Thanks
Hello, I am in ri and I recentley dug up 2 old bottles, one is what seems to
be a whiskey bottle of some type. It is from lip to base 8" tall, the lip
is thick and looks to be rolled, please keep in mind that I am new at this,
which is obvious, the base is pontil, the shape of the bottle is round at the
top and tapers down toward the base, the base has a # 9, the description is it
has side straps, and looking through the inside from lip to base it seems
slightly off center. The color is clear, and has the words warranted flask on
the front. It's condition is somewhat scratched and stained and it has what
looks like a couple of air bubbles in the glass. I would like to know the age of
this flask, if it is rare or is common, history and of course it's value. I
cannot send a picture just yet. Thank you for any info that you can give. Louann
Hello. I am trying to find out the value, age, etc. Of the bitters bottle
please. I have 2 more photos, side and bottom I will send right after this.
Thank you. Nina jackson
I have found a ste pierre smirnoff bottle, it has the dates1877, 1886, 1882.1892
I think on it it hasa label at the top with premier and a bird on it. I looked
at the library but couldn't find it and the web site for smirnoff is under
constrction what is its value if any?
Hi digger! How are you? I'm hoping maybe you can help me out with a guess-timate
on a price of an old container. I have an almost in perfect condition 1940's
container of mexana still full of the heat powder. Plough inc, original price of
.30 cents, with wm l dewoody signature across the front. Size is 2 ½ oz.
Digger, several years ago I was digging in our back yard and foud several bleach
bottles. The clorox brand was common enough to me but I also found a bottle that
looked similar to the clorox bottle without the embossed clorox name. It had the
name roman bleach on it instead.... How popular was this company? How may states
was it sold in? It must no longer be in business as I have never seen the
company name again. (i live in florida) one of the bottles still had the
original cap on it. It is white with red around the edge and a roman soldier
picture in the center... Thank you for a date or other info you can provide,
I am in sc. I found a sc dispensary bottle today. It has scd interlocked on the
front. It has sc dispensary below that. It has seams on the sides. Any info you
can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help, Jeff
I have a bitters bottle dated 1852. It is purple in color. The wording on it is
col. Sam johnson proprietor richmond va. 1852 a. Lancaster's indian vegetable
jaundice bitters is this bottle worth anything? Do uou know anything about this
bottle? thank you, garry brooks
I have a small 4-inch clear glass embossed bottle. On the side it says Edison
Battery oil Made in usa Thomas a edison Incorporated Bloomfield, n.j. Usa And a
signature of thomas a edison On the bottom there is a 295, a 6, a 9, and a
marking That looks like an anchor with an h on top of the shaft of the anchor.
It is an applied round double band.
Do you have any information on it. Do you know how much it would be worth.
Dear sir, I currently own about 50 antique chemistry bottles with glass
stoppers. Most have raised lettering ie: con nitric acid, con acetic acid,
sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, ammonia hydroxide, calcium hydroxide,
phosphoric acid, hydrochloric acid, and varying glass stopper bottles of several
sizes which bear no markings as well as several large glass stopper amber
bottles. The older bottles are wheaton. Could you please give me any information
reguarding these items such as history and pricing, all are in excellent shape.
Linda wooley Several bottles- #1- coca cola, bottled- huntsville, al, has # 1069
on 1 side and #13 or #18 on other at base, believed to be early 1900's, amber
colored, found exact bottle on famous site, determined to be rare, good shape,
word- root on bottom, script in middle. How much is it possibly worth? #2- coca
cola , bottled- chattanooga, tn, no numbers anywhere, has trademark registered
in all caps under coca cola script at base, on bottom the letter j, have never
seen another bottle like this, possibly early 1900's maybe late 1800's. Any info
especially value would be nice and possibly age. #3- sears stampede bottle-
date- 1886, flask type bottle, believed to be a cologne bottle, excellent shape,
no cracks, fades, or chips, large eagle on 1 side, pocket watch on other side at
bottom side of bottle and possibly some type of flower at top, amber in color.
Value would be nice. #4 hoods sarsaprilla bottle- date unknown, rectangular in
shape, 3 indented rectangular squares on front and back, clear in color. Date
and value nice. #5- gay-ola bottle- amber in color, all that is known. Any info
or possible value. Why is it so hard to find these particular bottles? We have
searched bottle books and the interenet with no luck except a picture of #1. I
cannot pay for an apprasial so I'm trying to do this on my own. These bottles
are not for sale, they have serious sentimental value and could never be
replaced even if the turned out to be worthless which I really don't believe
they are. Please help. Any info on how to get some free info would be great.
Your site has been wonderful. Thank you. Mrs. Miller
I have a bottle that I am having trouble finding any information on. The bottle
is roughly 5" tall. It is is a clear bottle embossed with "wm c
Gregory" and "marblehead mass." with "pure drugs" in
the center. Any help would be appreciated. Phil johnson Brookline, nh
I recently found this bottle in the Kalamazoo river just north of Kalamazoo, mi.
It has the letters whh stamped under a painted dark blue ribbon at the neck. I
would like to know what it was used for and approx value. Thanks, Greg
I would like to know if an unopened collectable brandy bottle can be sold.
In an antique store. What is the law on this. I was told you could and also you.
Could not. What is the rule. Thank you pat
Hello, I have an old rye bottle, but can't find any information on it any help
would be very much appreciated. It looks like stoneware to me but unsure, on the
front it has a blue square border in the middle it has a scale. On one side of
the square it says wm, Edwards & co, Cleveland, Ohio. On the other side it
says full weight pure rye. Also in the middle on the top it has honest on the
bottom full quart. On the back side of the bottle it has a small oval logo that
looks like Sherwood bros, new Brighton, pa. As I said before any help you could
give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you kim hines
Digger purchased a bottle in northwest Arkansas off of table in front yard reads
s.j.wolohan co.bottlers 514-516 high street Holyoke mass. Bubbles in glass seam
stops well below top on bottom letter k. color is light amethyst purple. any
help would be appreciated.i have just started this hobby. Have several
bottlesthat I cant find in book store books. my wife says your site is the
nicest on web
I have a whiskey bottle with three men's faces made in the glass on the back and
wheat stems up the sides. It is not a cork top but screw top. Could you give me
some info on this bottle? It is pint size. Bonnie
Found this bols ballerina musical bottle, screw top, empty now, but had crème
de ment in it. It plays blue dan you. What is it worth? Thanks Lori short
Hi digger I have an empty haig scotch dimple bottle, it is encased in pewter
made by royal Holland pewter, daalderopp. It has a kdm mark on the base with the
stamp, plus scratched into the base are the numbers m935 and either a 4 or
another 9. Here are some pics of it, my cam isnt too good, hope it is clear
enough. any help on value you could give would be great.. Thanks lorna
Hello digger Blue green clear bottle with glass stopper Square 1.8 inches Glass
No seams & lot of air bubbles
I found two bottles in my bck yard a clear 10 ¼ inch crown top fluted bottle in
fine condition from wayne county produce co greenpoint long island it
says"do not refill with cider or vinegar. Its trademark is wayne surrounded
br cossing wreathes and it claims that it is registered with the u.s. Patent
office it does appear to be a molded bottle. Next is a 8 ½ "clear
roughened crown topped bottle marked sessllers beverages from glenwood ldg.l.i.
7oz cap registered. It appears to be molded it is in fine condition. Please help
me with some information on these two bottle and their approximate value if
possible thank you robert edelman m.d.
Hey digger I found your site to be very fascinating! My brother recently found
some old bottles that were found underneath an old barn that was at least 100
years old . They say: 1). This one is about 3 ½ inches tall, kinda square with
a round top, clear color with a blue- green tint that has writing sideways on
it: this is major's rubber cement major's cement co new york u.s.a 2). This one
is about 8 inches tall-like a coke bottle- clear with a blue green tint that
says: registered Syracuse bottling wks 793 s goodman st Rochester ny contents
l731 8 fl oz 3). This one is small, looks maybe to be a medicine bottle, maybe
2-1/2 inches, clear, looks like it had a screw - on top, no writing except on
the bottom-has a sign looks like a little spaceship then a 5 to the right of it
then a 10 under neath if you can tell me anything about any of these I would
greatly appreciate it-thanks colleen
I have a brown bottle......cork top (cork inside bottle) ....mold seam goes over
the lip....................9" tall....shoulder slopes from 6" to
7".........4" wide...2 ¾" thick.................3/4" groove
up each side (for your fingers???)........is embossed with the hudson's bay coat
of arms.........paper around the neck also has the coat of arms and says "hudson's
bay company incorporated 2nd may 1670"..........on the bottom is
"s458" .."wx" .."6" ...& .."ucb"..........is
in perfect physical condition...........i assume it is a liquor
bottle...........can you tell me what came in it,
....vintage.......value......etc thanks pat
After moving my old homestead house to another location, I found a glass, amber
colored gallon purex jar underneath. Can you tell me if it is of any value?
Thank you, Pamstewart361
Hi, I have a what I believe is a green perfume bottle. it's 4 ½" tall, the
foot is 1 ¾" around and the mouth is 1 ¼" around. it takes a stopper
and that opening measures ¾" around. it has a m with a line through the
middle part of the m. could you please give me some information on this bottle
and the maker. thank you mitzie
Hi! -i am curious about the ears on grapette elephant bottles. Were there two
different types, such as smooth-eared versus what? How do you tell the
I found a nehi beverage bottle chero cola bott co Youngstown oh minimum
contents 9 fluid ounces clear glass raised lettering and herringbone type
design, and information or worth? Thanks
Any info on dr. Cronk's sasaparilla bottle it is some type of pottery bottle
I have my grandfathers baby bottle with the word hygeia on the bottom it is 8 oz
the pat is june 19th 1894 can you tel me anything about it, manufacture value
etc?? Thanks so much. Cdp
I'm trying to find info on the miniature glass sample bottles of whiskey ect.
Bottles . Any help would be appreciated.
Digger, I found this bottle in Smithfield , va. Its rectangular , clear, the
mold seem stops at the base of the neck, the top is the applied square type, and
the words read from top to bottom j&e mahoney, Portsmouth, Alexandria, and
Norfolk, va . And in that order. Any info is much appreciated. Thanks, john.
Pixjose825 Hi , I am very glad to contact you. I am architect and live in panama
city, panama. I have two bottles (as you can see in the picture) the big one is
a clear glass, height of 10 ½ inches, good conditions, also has inscriptions at
top like: " commissary branch supply department, the panama canal" at
the bottom " one cent for return of bottle" and a number:
"182". The small bottle is 8 inches tall and has a inscription: "grosvenor
31 Glasgow" I found both in a Caribbean place name isla colon in bocas del
toro, located far west from panama city, Please I want to know more about this
bottles, the history, its value, origin. Thank yo very much.
I have been checking on the internet and on ebay for a couple of years regarding
the bottle that I have. It says fine old sam clay - julius kessler & co.
Distillers. The lettering is in gold and the bottle is about 11 inches high. If
you can help me, I certainly would appreciate it. Thank you....
I have come across 2 very large glass bottles. I would guess they are 7 to 10
gallons. I was told they are railroad bottles. Do you know where I can find any
info on these type of bottles? Thank you, michael brennan
Good evening, when I was a kid twenty some years ago, I found a bottle stuck in
the mud. I have not been able to find out what it is or if it worth anything. I
thought maybe you could help.
Description: size: about 12-14" tall Color: green with a brass colored
monkey wrapped around it. It doesn't have any crimp marks around the lip so I
think it may have had a cork in it. Any help you could give me would be
appreciated. Or maybe you know who I can contact about it. thank you sandy
We have an old bottle and we do not know what it is worth if anything... It
has a roof on the top of the bottle and on one side it say's 1840 the other side
say's e.g. Booz's old cabin whiskey. On one side it says 120 walnut st.
Philadelphia and on the bottom it say's booze bottle. It has an amber color and
a cork in the top of it. It has no whiskey in it. Could you let us know what you
have on this? Thanks Kevin taff
Hello digger, I was wondering about the rarity and value of three bird-shaped
bottles that I have been told held jack Daniel whiskey and are dated 1969. They
were found in my grandmother things when she passed away and I don't actually
have them to tell you the height or anything else. Can you help me? Thanks for
your time! Jodie
We have found and old ½ pint bottle clear in color with the following imprinted
on the bottom r-244 19[c] or [g] and then the number 633 on one end on the
bottom...it appears to have had a label at one time .... We found it in the
basement of our old 1900 built victorian home we just purchased along with some
old blue mason jars with glass lids . Could you please advise? Thank you sharon
rucker southern Illinois
Hi, jaok, Hope you can help!!!!. This bottle was found at a yard sale. Thought
it might be worth something but have been unable to find any info. Can you point
us in the right direction of provide any information.
5 gallon bottle used for transporting wine . It looks like a old Alhambra bottle
but has the following embossed on the bottle. The print is all upside down like
it would sit on a water cooler. i'm Side 1 - (embossed)- "great bear
springs Trade mark company This bottle is loaned and never sold Five
gallons" Side 2 - (embossed) "illegal possession Or Refilling this
bottle Punishment One year imprisonment $50 dollar reward For evidence leading
to conviction" The bottle also has 4 $ .10 cent- stamps that state- "
wines of 1934 United stated internal revenue" Paper label on bottle states:
"serial # 311 Shipment federal tax paid Produced and packed by little Harry
winery Bonded winery no. 4029 14th district, California Enrico mirogolio, st.
Helena, napa co. Calif Kind of wine : california sauterne Contents in wine
gal._________ Alcohol 13% by volume___________ Date of shipment_____________
Consignee: (hand written) a. F. Cooks 1422 vic???Te st san Francisco Bottom of
bottle embossed with- "2 47 1929 (diamond shape center w/letter) l"
Thank you for your time and help with this. S. Hayward
Dear mr. Digger,
I have got 35 pieces camus celebration , 50ml cognac at the moment. I'd like to
learn average prices and possible buyers for these cognacs. And also will be
happy if you can let me know the popularity of this camus, whether it is a
limited production and a favourite for the buyers. Thanks & regards, Deniz
Hello digger - we have found a set of political figure wine bottles, still with
the wine in them. I am looking for more information about them, and was
wondering if you had any suggestions for where to look. I am not a bottle
collector... I doubt that the wine is worth anything, after being stored in a
box in the attic for the past 37 years. The set is complete and appears to be
fairly unblemished. A description and pictures of the wine bottles can be found
at http://www.oedgs.com/bottlejimbean_political_figures.htm (not my site -
someone else's). Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, shannon pipik
Dear sir, I am beginning to collect these bottles and have five so far. My
mother and father played there when they were kids. Since I was raised one mile
from there, I have strong ties to the "springs"..(water is still
flowing there for free) do you know the different colors of the bottles, and
which ones are more valuable? All of mine are aqua, but have heard of clear,
pink, and amber colored. Thanks, sam
I found this bottle clear glass embossed smile in the center of the bottle at
the bottom embossed 2 ½ ounce patient July 11, 1922 . The bottle is in good
shape after the dirt was cleaned from it . Do you know what was in it ? Soda,
mouthwash, medicine. I can't find anything about the bottle. Have any idea?
Hello mr. Digger, my son is a dock builder he found a 31/2 inch bottle with
cork, no grooves for screw top.oil is still in the bottle, on both sides it
reads three in one oil co. Can you give any information on this, or how to
locate company. Thanks a whole lot . Bette mason
Have bottle, extra brooks 150 months old 1970 quail. Could you tell me a worth
range. Still has seal although it is empty. Perfect condition. Thank you.
Hello, I have 1888 "Millville bottle works" blue glass bottle in mint
condition and I was wondering the appraisal value on it. So please email me
back. Thank you. Amanda Clark
I am an archaeological field tech and I have found several bottles, most of
which are probably not historical but are interesting and wanted to know more
about them. It's also nice to know just in case I run across any more during
work, as we find them on a weekly basis. All have seams all the way up to the
top: 1. Large 10 ¼" brown, straight smooth sides, bottle is a rounded
rectangle shape (width), neck is smaller, with what looks to be a cork lid (flat
sides), the neck also has an indent about ¾" down from the top. Back has a
raised semi circle of broken pieces of textured blocks? And at the bottom says
4/5 quart. Front is raised 2" tall with a decorative "aa", and at
bottom "federal law forbids resale or re-ude of this bottle". Bottom:
"17 d-9 56 59 m-25b 2 c "des pat 128634". Could this be a seltzer
bottle? 2. Aqua tinted 7 ¾. Straight sides, small neck with rusted metal cap.
The front is 3 ½" wide, side 2" wide, bottle has 6 facets. Bottom
says x m (with a circle around it) 2. This bottle has a white powdery substance
in it, I am guessing it is the original liquid but dried. 3. Broken bottle, but
interesting... "Pluto water, America's physic. Bottom has a primitive
attempt at a human shape, and says Pluto. 4. "sun crest" painted.
Rippled below neck and bottom. Back says' "sun crest soda. This bottle
designed for your convenience clearly revealing its refreshing contents. Know
what you drink" 5. 5 ¼" clear. Sloped neck is half the bottle. Bottom
circled I tc-3 77 edge of bottom textured all the way around. Screw top. (i have
two of these, they're quite common but I was told historic, the other says 80 w
15 and has a bull's eye pattern on the bottom) 6. 8 ¼" screw top, sides
slope slightly outward from bottom up, then back in, neck is indented. Possibly
clear, but bottle has a lot of white film inside and the bottle is slightly
turquoise tinted. Says 500 ml (169 fl oz) and bottom says liquor bottle 155
14-80 thank you very much, if there's any info at all, or if these bottles
really are just nice to look at, let me know! Congrats on a great site as well.
=) "digging in georgia"
There is a bottle that was found and was wondering maybe if you could tell me if
it was worth anything or not. It no longer has the lid to it. It is about 6 or 7
inches tall (12 fl oz). The picture on the bottle isnt a sticker but it is of a
cowboy coming through saloon doors while on the back the glass is raised with
that same picture. The mouth is circular and the mold seam goes all the way to
the lip.I'm not sure how to describe the bottom of the base other than on the
edges its ridged and the smooth with an indent on the bottom.the bottle is amber
(brown) in color and round. Other than the lid missing it is in excellent shape.
There is no damage to the picture or the bottle itself. I would like to know if
you can tell me when this bottle was made and if it is worth anything. Thank you
I don't have the drawings here with me (at work) but i'll bring them in tomorrow
and send email them to you. Thanks. Peter
Pixsusan828 Dear digger, I have found many old bottle pieces near where we are
building a house in an historic area of jamaica. Some of them are very encrusted
with a metallic patina. (see attached photo) Can you tell me why some glass
turns to metallic surface appearance and what this means regarding age and
origin? Your help is greatly appreciated. With thanks,
Hello, I'm sorry to intrude, however I have this old medicine bottle and I
have spent a week online searching "everything & everywhere" and
no where have I seen another one like it. I'm sending you a picture & I'm
hoping, preying, that you may offer me any assistance on it, anything at all.
Age, value, anything please. The bottle is about 9" tall & 8.4"
around. The top is medal & screw off and still comes off & on easily.
Very little rust inside cap. The front & back labels are perfectly intact!
And there is still some original contents left in the bottle. Bottle reads;
George Foster's magic fire. The original & only red hot wonder liniment.
Yes, the label says George foster, inc. St. Paul, minn. Usa. The bottle is in
beautiful condition ! No chips or flaws at all. The front & back label
perfectly in tact & a few drops left of original content. It is a
"screw off cap" and comes on & off easily w/ very little rust at
all. Thanks again for helping me. Debbie
Digger, I am looking for the value of a michter's whiskey bicentennial
commemorative liberty bell decanter. It is ceramic and has a cork. Any that I
have found online seem to be very shiny and this one is a rather flat, grayish
hi there sorry to bother you know you are busy by all the letters you get. My
mom has a few old crown pickling jars blue in colors and dated in the 30 and
early 40's she doesn't know what to do with them and was going to throw them
out. Would this be wise?? They have the glass tops with them as well. Thank you
ever so much
Hi, I recently stumbled across your site while researching my family history. By
searching for websites mentioning my family name, I found that several people
had written to you concerning bottles with the name "l. Pierre valligny".
Consulting my father, I learned that the name on these bottles belonged to my
great-grandfather, who came to the us from central France around 1906. My father
believes that the bottles contained hair dyes that he mixed and sold in
Manhattan. I assume that "la goutte-a-goutte" (translated
"drop-by-drop"?), which was also mentioned, was the name of his
I am interested in perhaps obtaining one of these bottles, or at least seeing a
photo of one. Is there a way I can get in contact, through you, with one of the
people who have found these bottles?
Yardley London on bottom, also on cap or lid appears to be gold, with a
center of platinum with a flat map of world, the outer edge of this lid has the
markings of a compass. In the yardly London it has things written such as
ng.07.seems to be a date of 1705 or 1708, there a 37 drachmas of gold think
that's what it means. The map seems to have some of the first routes used to get
to America from England. What do you know of these sort of bottles it has the
tip of a nasal spray bottle I believe the were coke snuff bottles, can you tell
me any thing about it???????
Hello digger my dad has found a mineral water bottle. The bottle has a smooth
surface and on it is d.j. Whelan troy new York and on the other side is 1881
mineral water . Please help us find out what the worth of this bottle is and
send us a reply thanks
Its says when your heals hit hard and your head feels queer, and your thoughts
foam up like the froth on beer, when your legs are weak, and your voice is
strong, and you'll laugh like hell at some damn fool song, you're drunk, by gosh
you're drunk! And has new York on the bottom, it looks old could you please
email me back at greasemonkeyike
pixboysen829 I was asked by a friend in gill Massachusetts to see if I could
find out anything about an ink bottle found in a local dig. I have attached all
the information I have in a jpg diagram. Can you tell me what it is worth and
any other info you may have?
Thank you Boysen hodgson
Could you tell me anything about a bottle I have. It looks old. It's rectangle
shape, clear glass and is about 7" tall and has the following writing:
California fig strkup co Califig Sterling products (inc.) Sucessor Thank you
Have a great day Virginia
Greetings-the bottle is Vincent Hathaway ginger ale Boston-green/blue
glass-looks like it had a stopper-the very bottom of the bottle is rounded as it
will not set up like other bottles, which is the only reason we purchased the
item-any info? And thanks George and Barbara Thomas
what is the value of my jar. One quart milk or buttermilk saids on it blossom
dairy has Charleston wva and more has a cow all the pictures and writing is
panted on durglas I believe is in the glass not panted its on the bottom there
is more I can not see it is squear. Thank you auntie90
The value of old brown clorox round quart jar
Howdy digger. I realize you get hundreds of questions every month. I'm very
patient, so no prob! Okay, I have two bottles I cannot find any info on. I am a
collector so am familiar with most bottles but not these two. I have no way of
sending a pic yet so I'll do my best to describe them. The first is a nice shade
of aqua, about 7 to 7 ¼ inches tall, rectangular, very crude, chamfered
corners, looks like it should be pontiled but isn't and reads on the front
panel: boerhaves Holland bitters. The side panels read: b. Page jr & co and
Pittsburgh, pa on the other. The lip is double rolled and applied and very 'dribbly'
looking. Many stretch marks in the neck and bubbles throughout. The second
bottle is the one I'm very interested in. It is rectangular and is the deepest
aqua I've seen on a bottle, the bottom is smooth with a lot of little fleabite
looking spots, but also looks as if it ought to be pontiled, it has the thickest
bottom of any medical bottle I've seen, and is very heavy as well. It is approx
6 to 6 ½ inches tall, has the same double rolled applied lip as the bitters and
just as crude, bottle is wider at the top than the bottom, lots of stretch marks
in the neck area, and here's the weird part. Bottles, when you hold them up to
read them, usually read from left to right on the front panels. This one reads
from right to left! First bottle i've seen like this. The indented front panel
reads: cough syrup. The indented side panels read: dr gw Phillips on one and
Cincinnati o on the other. These have to be 1860's to 1870's bottles just by
their crudeness. I would like to know the history as well as the worth and
rarity of them if possible. The cough syrup bottle is just beautiful and I'm
very fascinated by the weight and crudeness of it. The mold seams on both
bottles only go up to the shoulder. They are a bit mineral stained, but no
cracks, chips etc. Pretty mint for the age. If I get access to a digital, I will
send pix. I think you'd appreciate these bottles very much, as I do! These came
from the bannack, montana area, the first territorial capital (1862). I will
look for your answer in the next few months on your great site. Thanks! Boone
mcintyre in montana.
Hello! My name is sam and I have a 1970 regal china jim beam bottle that my
great grandmother gave me before she passed away. It has a number on the bottom.
The number is hard to read, but I believe it is ky-dbr-230. It has some blue
flowers on the front and also alot of gold detailing. I was wondering what it
might be worth and if it is rare or what I have, exactly
I recently found a bottle near an old railroad line in plumas county. The color
is clear and has a metal screw top. There is a seam that runs along down the
side of the bottle. On the bottom of the bottle, embossed numbers 2, 5, 1., and
the word Douglas. On the side of the bottle, near the bottom 4/5 quart is
embossed. Is this a bottle by Douglas laing & co. Ltd., possibly a whiskey
bottle? Any help would be appreciated.
--- heather beecher
I have a small green glass bottle with a glass stopper in the top, the bottle
says larkin soap co. Buffalo on the front and the back side is smooth. The
handle on the glass stopper Has fancy initials lsc. I would like to know its
value, thank you Whoops I forgot to mention that the bottle is in mint
condition, no scratches or chips, thank you
Pre>digger I know from your e-mail you are very busy. This bottle I bought in
nw ark.from front yard table is in excellent cond. Bottle reads s.j.wolohan
bottlers Holyoke mass. 514&516 high st. Holyoke mass. Contacted holyoke
& hampden county library. They said it was a saloon from 1899-1913 big
saloon 2 st. Addresses. When I described the bottle light amethyst color seam
ends about 2inches from top and used a stopper at top. They wanted me to send
the bottle to them. Or pay a huge research fee for more info. This was a 14yr
business and all they would say was saloon. I know there is more to it than
that. I have ran up a phone bill no answers please any suggestions
I am looking for information concerning a bottle that we found with smile on the
bottle. The bottom has a 9 then some symbol and then 48, so we think it was
manufactured in 1948. The symbol looks like it has the letter I in the center,
but not certain. Please e-mail me with any information you might have on this
product. Thank you!
I am looking for any information on a bottle with smile on it. It has a 9
then a symbol and then 48 on the bottom, so we think it was manufactured in
1948. The symbol looks like it has an I in the center but we are not sure.
Please e-mail us with any information you might have on this product. Thank you!
Hello. I found a clear glass jar about 4 inches high that has "gebhardt
eagle" raised on one side of the glass and "chili powder" raised
on the opposite side. On the front of the bottle there is an eagle with soe
design around it. Under the eagle symbol is printed "trademark" below
that there is also printed "e 1185". Can you tel me when and where
this is from?? Thankyou very much
Hi digger, We recently dug up the following and wonder what you can tell us. We
are not collectors, but would be interested in (i assume this is a labor of
love, and we appreciate your service!):
1) paradise clib soda bottle, cammarano bros., tacoma, olympia. Bottle bottom
says net contents 10 fl oz. The numbers below that are 5043 and below that a 5.
At the very top (still on bottle bottom) are s a trademark then 3. All paint is
well preserved excepting it took on a dulling from the soil it was in.
2) a pretty shaped soda-like bottle, vertical grooves top to bottom around the
circumference, clear glass, no markings except on the bottom- packed by cal cons
co. In the center of the bottom is a 6 followed by a trademark that looks like a
smaller a within an h, followed by a 14.
3) a larger amber bottle, lots of pretty hatchmarks in most places. A circular
area within which is a shield, banner and globe(?). The cap is still on and
reads continental distilling corp. The bottom reads contintental distilling
corp.; d-18; pat. D 91033; under that is 39-7; then philadelphia, pa. Some other stuff like a square best food jar, but this interests us the most.
Thank you again, Will Seattle
Digger I have found a bordens cream top milk bottle and was Wondering how
collectable it is and its value. Thanks for any info. Lou
Hey mr. Digger. I have a 1950 bottle of mr. Robbins rock and rye. It is
unopened and full intact. Can you tell me what it is worth?
I located a small (2 1/12" clear) square pineoleum bottle. One side reads
pineoleum, then trial, then physicians and then again pineoleum. It is very
twisted and deformed. Is it of any value? Mike
Very common. They sell for $1-2 You will find
more in other months about this product introduced about 1900. Digger
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