February 2005 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2005

 From: SUSAN CHAPMAN

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dougherty Whiskey 1911

Date: 02/28/

2005 10:57:03 PM

  Was recently given a gift, Dougherty Whiskey, made in 1911, and bottled in Phil. , PA, 1930, unopened and in the original box.   What  is the value?

Up until a few years ago they had little attention from collectors.  Now they are beginning to bring some money especially those pre-prohibition bottles, unopened, in the original boxes.  I'd estimate without seeing it $75-100.
Digger

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From: Adrienne Talamas

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hulse import company bottle

Date: 03/01/

2005 12:57:37 AM

  Hello,  My cousin asked me to research a bottle.    It still has its cork, with liquid inside.    The bottle is in the figure of a young lad leaning against a tree in a blue coat holding a pipe in his right hand and his left hand in his pocket.   The base has flowers and fruit.   The label reads Hulse Import Company, San Francisco import # calif 1 911. What do you think it is? best,  Adrienne and Babette

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 From: gail scott

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: sparkletts water bottle

Date: 02/28/

2005 10:00:33 PM

  I have an old Sparkletts water bottle that belonged to my grandmother and would like any info you can give on it.   It's a blue-green in color, "barrel-shaped", about 10" tall, with a raised "diamond" pattern around the barrell and the neck is slightly flared with a 2" opening (with no cap or lid).   The front of the bottle has "Sparkletts" within an elongated raised diamond emblem.   On the bottom is "Sparkletts Artisian Water Co. , Los Angeles" and "For service, call AL1171".   The bottle is in good shape with no cracks or chips.   If you know of it's history and/or value, I would greatly appreciate it!!Thank You so much, Gail Scott

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 From: Rustybgud

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1800's

Date: 02/28/

2005 4:17:30 PM

   i found a blue cork bottle that has the picture of General Robert E Lee on the front with the date jan.  19 1870.  The back has a rebel confederate flag dated oct.  1870.  a name gray fox gentlemen soldier bottom G9W.

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 From: RHayeslipR

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: enza brooks liquor bottle 185   & c. miller)

Date: 02/28/

2005 11:33:26 AM

  I have 2 decanters which I'm finding hard to find them.   One is Genuine Heritage china (c) 1973 R. H-43 Enza Brooks Liquor bottle 185, it's Baseball player , he has the letter M on his shirt and Hat , his clothing is yellow , he has a mustache.    And the second decanter is  Genuine Regal  China handcrafted creation of Jim  B.  Beam distilling Co.   Ky-drb-230 (c) C Miller 1968,  145-68 , Pony Express , Sacramento CALIF.  October 1861  at the top to the right, ( there are 4 stars in between& St.  Joseph, O w/April 1860 at the left side ,  In the center is a man on the horse riding.  I hope you can help me find something out about these two decanters.  I was offered $75 for the baseball one but I don't want to get rid of them on less I learn more about the two since I don't know anything . Sincerely,Pearl Hayeslip

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 From: jeffrey scott

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

Date: 02/28/

2005 9:39:07 AM

  I am hoping you can help me out, I own several bottle books from Rudy poison bottle workbook to 4 kovels as well as 2 others.  My question is this, I have a bottle B.  Cunningham / Warrington inside thread bottle that is circa1890's , it has R. B. E on the bottom and is aqua .  My last name is Warrington I have two towns in England that were founded by my ancestors in the 1700's.  I can't find out anything on this bottle and was wondering if you had any ideas.  I am not really looking for a price, because I would never sell the bottle, but I would like to find something or anything about this bottle.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank You,  JEFF

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 From: Curry Wolfe

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Baugh Brothers Distillery

Date: 02/28/

2005 3:38:43 AM

  Hi Digger,  Do you ever come across or know anything about the Baugh Bros.  Distillery of Vincennes, Knox Co. , Indiana? They were friends with the Hack and Simon fellows of Vincennes. Thanks, Curry Wolfe

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 From: Julie and Mike Mills

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: baby face milk bottles

Date: 02/28/

2005 2:31:04 AM

  Have you ever come across a baby face milk bottle that has Page's embossed on the bottom?

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 From: Ann & Bill Fleming

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Seagrams %

Date: 02/28/

2005 12:48:17 AM

   I have a Seagrams Five (5) Bottle of Rye Whiskey, and would like to know tf it is worth anything.  The bottle is full.   Thank you, Bill

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From: Steve Pasco

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Large round blue poison bottle w/glass stopper, funnel, and etched lettering.  

Date: 02/27/

2005 9:31:03 PM

 

Hello Digger,  Short and sweet, age, value, type of product, and who might have made it.  its 9" high and 3" across, smooth bottom, and in perfect condition.  If these are not readily known, please let me know.  thanks  Steve

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 From: Brent Humble

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 02/27/

2005 7:58:45 PM

  I have a bottle for NIKKA WHISKY.  It is a green square bottle with a square indentation on the bottom with the name on it.  It has a black screw on cap with white letters.  This no label Do you have any idea of the age of this?   Thanks, Brent

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From: Csimpleman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: JOHN R.  DICKEY'S  OLD RELIABLE EYE WASH

Date: 02/27/

2005 2:35:09 PM

  dear Odell  I found this amusing eye wash bottle.  do you recall the  name of it? approx.  three and three-quarters in length.  no stopper or extra pieces.  any amount of worth thanks for any response      charlie from texas

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From: Csimpleman8

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. Miles NERVINE

Date: 02/27/

2005 2:29:01 PM

  Dear Odell,   I have found a bottle turquoise-blue in color 6"x2 3/4 in  size.  Bottle neck is 2". The bottle facing say's DR. MILES and just below that it  says NERVINE.  What is this med.  for?Nerve medicine? And is the bottle worth at any amount? Thank's for your  response.  Charlie From Texas

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From: j. r.  berninzoni

Subject: Vintage Virginia Dare Bottle

Date: 02/27/

2005 5:04:03 PM

  I have recently found an UNOPENED 1946 Bottle of Virginia Dare White Wine.   The bottle is opaque gold color and still has the seal and label attached.   The metal wings are with it, although they have been detached.   On the reverse of the bottle is raised lettering including a copy of the paper label as well as a raised crest.   Any thoughts? Thanks!

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From: RIDENHR

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: C. Valaer Bottling Works Charlotte, N. C.  

Date: 02/27/

2005 5:02:57 PM

  I was wondring if you could help with a question.   I have someone who wants to sell me a couple of old bottles by "C. Valaer Bottling Works Charlotte, N. C. "   He is claiming that "The C.  Valaer Bottling Works were the makers of what is now known as "Cheerwine" ".    I have never heard of that name associated with 'Cheerwine".   Cheerwine, was orgianlly the Mint Cola company to my knowledge.   Do you have any information to verify this claim?  Thanks for your help,Mark Ridenhour Devoted Cheerwine fan & collector

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From: kathleen zinkovitch

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What is it? please help!

Date: 02/27/

2005 3:16:02 PM

  Hello Digger, I have this old looking glass thing that kinda reminds me of a large glass funnel, the body has no mold lines but the throat has a mold line that stops at the lip.  the lip top looks like it was cut.  The glass is clear with a light purple tint.  The glass bottle thing is 14 inchs tall and 7 inchs wide. Can you please tell me what this is and if there is a value or history? I never seen this type of glass bottle or what ever it is.  I have attached photos with this email.  Thank you.   

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From: Angie Lake

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fw: Just curious

Date: 02/27/

2005 3:07:09 PM

 I have a whiskey bottle that we found on a fishing trip north of Paradise Ca.  about twenty-five years ago, I'll do my best to describe it.  I'm hoping to get a close dating on it and to see if maybe it's not a very common bottle.   total height is 11- 3/4 inches, color is dark amber ( brown), seams run up the sides to the lower edge of the pour spout, the top looks like it was put on by hand and has the small notch for pouring.  The embossed label is as follows: center at top of main body-" trade mark " surrounded by stag antlers, encircling the center- "JESSE MOORE & CO. ,LOUISEVILLE KY. " In the center- "C.  H.  MOORE & CO.  OLD BOURBON & RYE".  Along the bottom front-"MOORE, HUNT & CO.  SOLE AGENTS".   I would really appreciate any information you may be able to find on this bottle as I have always been curious about it's history.  Thank you,  Rick  .  Thank you for any help you may have, Rick

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From: michael

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 02/26/

2005 1:57:39 PM

  I recently found an old bottle (guessing 1930-) that appears to be an old soda bottle.  It has "Like-me" written on it and features an embossed woman dressed in a skirt.  The bottle has "Charleston, SC" on the bottom, and appears to have produced at Laurens Glass Works in Laurens, SC.  Can you please tell me what exactly what kind of beverage "like-me" was, what dates it was produced/sold, and what states it was produced in.   Many thanks,  Michael

  Thanks for the response Digger. I did look through your designer section, and although I see similar shapes, I did not see a match.  I guess I should have given you more specific information, sorry about that. The bottle is about 8 3/4 inches tall.  It is an 8oz.  bottle.  It is clear & round.  It has a slightly thinner waist giving the appearance of being "cinched. " It appears to be machine made as it has a "crease" that runs the length of the bottle.  The bottle has a crown top that looks almost like modern day bottle tops.  The bottle has a design at the bottom & around the "neck" at the top.  It's hard to describe, but looks like sideways diamonds & tiny checkers.  Around the bottom rim it reads "contents 8 fl.  oz. " &  "I 383" & "4LGW4" (which I believe is Laurens Glass Works).  The bottle is embossed with a lady holding her hands straight up with "Like-me" written in cursive above her outstretched hands.  Under "Like-me" it reads "Trademark Reg" in small print.  The lady is wearing what appears to be a "Charleston (think the dance) dress complete with a headband.  The bottom of the bottle (underneath) reads "Charleston SC. "I first discovered this bottle buried under my father's house on Sullivan's Island, SC.  My father's house was actually the first school house on Sullivan's Island and dated back to 1900.  I also found many other bottles including "Aunt Winslow's Soothing Syrup. " Most of the others were unmarked. I think Like-Me was a cola produced in Charleston between 1920-1940, but I have no proof.  You would think with the internet at my hands that I would be able to identify the bottle & company, but I haven't had any luck so far.  I'll keep looking, I just wanted to give you some more information. Thanks    

 From: Digger   

To: michael   Sent: Saturday, February 26,

2005 10:02 PM

   Subject: Re: Bottle Question   have you looked through the designer soda bottle section on my site?  It might be there.   Trademark Office has no record of such a name   Digger   

http://www.bottlebooks.com/Designer%20Sodas/designer_soda_bottles.htm

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From: Jim Hill

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old lucas bols bottle information please

Date: 02/27/

2005 11:19:25 AM

  I have an old bols bottle and do not know where to look for info on it.  I will try to attach a picture so you can see it.  Thanks for any help you can give. Jim Hill Winnebago MN 

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From: Collierrick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Beer Bottles

Date: 02/27/

2005 6:52:06 AM

  I have the following bottles and I need some help on finding out their worth. 1 - amber/brown, big mouth, Sterling beer bottle.   Markings on the bottom are: 22, 1, mug. 1- painted, big mouth, Sterling beer bottle.  Markings on the bottom are: 63, 15, mug1- C.  Conrad & Co.  Original Budweiser US Pat.  Number 6376, on bottom CCC and a 7, aqua in color.   Not sure if it is called applied mouth.   What is the meaning of this term? Attached are pictures of the 3 bottles.  Please send me any information you can on these bottles.  Thanks,  Rick  Attachment N1: Beer Bottles 001. jpg  Attachment N2: Beer Bottles 006. jpg

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 From: wynnesome

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about a Jim Beam bird decanter

Date: 02/26/

2005 11:59:25 PM

  Hi, I'm a collector not of bottles, but of bird items.   I have purchased a 1969 Jim Beam Blue Jay decanter which was damaged in shipping.   It was insured, but I need to get an estimate of the approximate value to present to FedEx with my damage claim.  The decanter seems to be in near-new condition, other than the fact that the cork was broken out of the head of the figure in shipping (seller sold it intact condition).  Any information would be really appreciated, just an approximate price range.  And I'd probably have to give just your name and position as a collector/seller as validation.  Much thanks for any assistance, wynnesome

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From: pugdoglovers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question?

Date: 02/26/

2005 7:21:54 PM

  Hello, I'm from Fairmount, Indiana.  Home of James Dean and the Fairmount Glass Company that made the Cod Liver Fish Bottles.  I have some of the Amber bottles but I have a Clear 6 1/4 Fish bottle, just like the amber but void of the "F" Fairmount mark? Have you ever seen this clear one before? Is it common? Best Regards, Lee Lamb, Fairmount, Indiana

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From: Jonna Adamich

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old beer bottle

Date: 02/26/

2005 6:19:33 PM

  I have an old beer bottle from the Walter's Brewing Co in Pueblo, Colorado.  The bottle was dug up, it appears to be very old.  It is molded (with seams on the side) amber colored, embossed on the front in an oval that says, The Walter Brewing Co, Pueblo, Colo.  It looks like the seam on the side stops before the top was put on.  On the bottom is SB&C Co, there is the number 19 on the side of the lower part of the bottle right by the seam.  Walter's Brewery was started in Pueblo in 1868 by Martin Walter from Wisconsin, and closed in the mid 1970's.  I would appreciate anything you can tell me about this bottle, age, value etc.  There is a natural bubble in the glass, a few surface chips and mars but no cracks.   Thanks a lot.   Jonna Adamich

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 From: Maxine Turner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: No.  42 Appllinaris

Date: 02/26/

2005 1:55:13 PM

  No.  42, possibly No.  92  Apollinaris Brunnen m-w   o Georr Kreuzberg Ahrweiler Rheinpreussen  Found on Galveston Island, Texas beach.  Do you have any info on this bottle.   Would it be of any interest to a collector? Thanks for your attention.  Bebo Turner

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 From: Dennis Duncan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 3 bottle joined togehter

Date: 02/26/

2005 1:33:09 PM

  HELLO, I have a 3 bottle joined together and used  by John Wile & sons.  The 3 bottles  are sealed and each  full with Garnier,  One is golden (liqueur d'or), another is emerald ( creme de menthe) and the last is  brown. (liqueur abricotine).  Do you know of anything like this and value.  I will have a picture made if this is of any intrest.  Dennis Duncan ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 From: Lisa Tarantino-Parsons

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wine

Date: 02/26/

2005 12:11:38 PM

  I have a bottle of  1953 Barton & Guestier Chateu d' Yguem Bordeux.  I wouldlike to know the value of it.  Any help is appreciated. Thank you,Lisa

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 From: Ziffa User

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02/26/

2005 12:01:07 PM

  Hi, I am not sure if you can actually help me. As a scuba diver I have been diving in harbors areas used for hundreds of years by various navies, particularly the British Navy. Recenbtly I have found a bottle with the following characteristics.  1) It is clear opaque in color.  2) About 20cm long 3) the shape is like an amphora so that the bottom is a rounded point 4 ) the neck appears to be what you discripe as an applied blob 5) The glass is quite thick.  I would appriciate any information as this is driving me crazy. Health and HappinessTonio tonio_ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 From: Long, Jim

To: 'jaok20@bottlebooks.com'  jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old bottles. . . of course. . .  

Date: 02/26/

2005 1:35:55 AM

    Just found your site and great timing.   Was digging in the back yard of my home in S. E.  Portland Or. , . . . the house is 100 years old this year. . . . and found about 20 bottles so far.   Will dig more this next week.    So far the favorite bottle is clear, about 15" tall,  5" round at the bottle tapering up to the top.   On it says. . .   Full Half Gallon Aneubercer The Full Measure House 108 6th st Portland Or.     Another says  Western Soda Works with a trade mark of what looks to be anelk on the front.   It is a light green color.   Any infor is greatly appreciated.     Thanks, Jim

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From: Derek Wright

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Insecticide Crock

Date: 02/25/

2005 10:25:37 PM

  Attached are a few pictures of a crock recently purchased for $35.  There is one ½" chip on bottom edge and two small chips on top glass cap.  Otherwise, in great condition.  How old could this be and what is the average value.  Any history would also be of interest.  Thank You, great web site! Derek Wright   

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 From: Scott & Carrie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: gallon sprite

Date: 02/25/

2005 6:37:14 PM

  I recently found an early sprite GALLON bottle with screw on lid. . . . any ideas on its worth? Scott

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 From: colin ramsay

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: water bottle identification help please.  

Date: 02/25/

2005 12:41:44 PM

 Hi, I am trying to find information regarding a water-bottle,(ww1 or ww2). As you will see from the pictures it has a stopper similar to grolsch stoppers.  Have you ever seen anything like this? I had been under the impression it was a very early German canteen, although I have seen similar necked canteens that were Russian.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Many thanks, Colin I am trying to find information regarding a water-bottle,(ww1 or ww2). As you will see from the pictures it has a stopper similar to grolsch stoppers.  Have you ever seen anything like this? I had been under the impression it was a very early German canteen, although I have seen similar necked canteens that were RussianAny help would be greatly appreciated Many thanks, Colin

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 From: Krystal Willhite

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Puritas bottle

Date: 02/25/

2005 11:59:37 AM

  Hello, I have searched the internet and can't find info on my "Puritas" 6. 5 oz clear soda bottle.  Also reads "Property of Coca-Cola" "Muskogee Okla".  Was it root beer, and is it worth much? (no chips)Thanks! Krystal

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From: Debbie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: liquor bottle

Date: 02/25/

2005 11:33:31 AM

  Do you know anything about a bottle from James Bean that is army boots with a helmet on top of them? The bottle is black boots with camo helmet.      your input will be appreciated   Gerald Fortin

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 From: faizalh

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Antique Dutch and English Bottles

Date: 02/24/

2005 8:50:57 PM

  Hi,  I would like to know if you are interested in buying 17-18 century Antique Dutch and English Bottles.  Please get back to me.  Thanks!  Faizal

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 From: Don Siebert

To: Digger  jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: what was it . . . GG  NOGG  /  PATENTED 1859

Date: 02/24/

2005 8:27:30 PM

  I am a bottle digger and have never been able to identify this bottle . . .   Do you not know of this bottle?   I am not sure of the original contents . . . medicinal, liquor, . . .   I wasn't planning on buying several books to try and identify it.   I thought with your immense exposure to all types of old bottles you would be able to tell me the rest of the embossing.   Thanks  -  Don    

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 From: Don Siebert     

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com     Sent: Thursday, February 24,

2005 5:18 PM

     Subject: what was it . . . "GG NOGG" / "PATENTED 1859"     Digger,      Many years ago digging in downtown San Francisco I found the broken base of a very curious bottle I have never been able to identify . . .  I was hoping you would know.   The piece is 1860's era, very crude, amber, Hostetter's-like square shape that had the following partial embossing on one side, "GG  NOGG"  /  "PATENTED 1859".   So what was this bottle . . . ?      Thanks  -  Don ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 From: Marc Lowell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Clay Bottle

Date: 02/24/

2005 7:22:13 PM

  I have a bottle. . it appears to be made of pottery. . it has RT Ackley on it just below the neck.   Curious if you know what it is.  Regards Marc

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 From: Cole, Trish

To: 'Digger'  jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Old Alaska Bottles

Date: 02/24/

2005 5:32:14 PM

  I don't have pictures but here's the description.  One 5 inch and one 4 inch Druggist L E Smith 31VFront and Douglas Estb 1900One 5 inch and one 5 1/2 inch Alaska Drug Co.  Douglas Alaska One 5 1/2 inch JW Doran Pharmacist Juneau Alaska Thanks.     I have some old Alaska Drug bottles.   Can you tell me what they are worth?   Trish Cole   Claims Specialist

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To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 02/24/

2005 12:25:26 PM

  found  milk  of magnesia bottle us patent office aug 21   1906 any information   please

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 From: Lillian Hagen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hass wine decanters

Date: 02/24/

2005 2:22:52 PM

 Hi  I have a set of Decanters that my mother gave me a long time ago.  they are Hass burgandy colored with etched designs on them, I have 5 little glasses a small decanter with stopper a medium one and a large one all with stoppers.  They say Bohemia on then and Made in Checkaslovokia I don't think I spelled it right I couldn't read it very well. I was wondering if you could tell me anything about them?  Thank you  Lillian Hagen

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 From: Lou Ellen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Turquoise Bottle

Date: 02/24/

2005 12:38:21 PM

  I have a bottle that was given to us in the 70's in Weeping Water, Nebraska.  It is turquoise class, has a picture of George Washington on the front, says "This is His Country" and on the bottom has NULINE N J.   Can you tell me anything about it?   .

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 From: smouck

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pontiled bottle

Date: 02/24/

2005 12:11:56 AM

  Hi Digger.   I was reading a recent posting on your site - a pontilled Canadian medicine - Kermott, London.   Is there a contact email for the person who posted the question, or do you have the bottle to sell?  Thanks. Steve

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 From: Pegclydeweaver

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 02/23/

2005 4:49:29 PM

  Dear  Digger: My husband and I  found this rare treasure at an estate sale in Illinois.  We were wondering if you  knew how old this rare find is. We have not seen anywhere where in the price  guides the long neck, it is two inches longer than the rest. The mold  seem does not continue to all the way to the top of the bottle.   This fish is 14 inches tall.  There is no mold no or any markings  on the bottom.  This bottle is  clear not amber.  And don't appear to have had any other color paint or stains.   Thank you.  

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 From: Fabian Jardim

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 11/30/2004 7:00:20 PM

  Hi Digger, I have two bottles which I brought with me from England in 1974, I found them in an old farmhouse which we owned in Lancashire.  They are approximately 12inches high with a handle and the inscriptions of a ships anchor circled with the words Appolinarus - Brunnen - m - WO on one side and on the other GEORGE KREOZBERG - AHRWEILER - RHEINPREUSSEN, and underneath in script is stamped N9 and the letter L.  Could you please tell me more about these bottles and what are they worth? Thank you and best regards.  Kate Jardim

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 From: Jeremy Kemp   @. uk

To: Digger  jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Pontiled torpedo is American?

Date: 02/23/

2005 5:54:32 PM

  Hi Digger, Maybe you can help me out: a very early pontiled torpedo embossed 'Haddock & Son' has come up for sale here.  The assumption by the seller is that it is English, but I believe these are most likely to be American bottles? They are very different from any other early ENglish torpedo, with unusual rounded body shape and round rather than tapering end.  Dennis Northmore, the main authority on UK torpedos who unfortunately died a couple of years ago, was sure they were American.  I believe he said from one of the east coast cities? Jerry

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 From: Terry Presnall

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cobalt Mason jars????

Date: 02/23/

2005 3:52:11 PM

  Hi Digger, Today I came across a deeply colored, "cobalt" blue, quart size, Mason jar and was wondering what you can tell me about it.  The jar had 1859. . . .  or something on it and looked to be original.  I've never seen a Mason jar that color before, and believe me, I've seen plenty of canning jars!! Did Mason actually make jars in this color, or is it a reproduction or fake? Any thoughts on its approx value?? Please advise me, any info would be greatlyappreciated.  Many thanks, Terry

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 From: Teixeira's

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hi digger

Date: 02/23/

2005 3:04:58 PM

  Dear digger,  While in the woods with my friend we found an old junk pile.   The area is fairly large.   We found all sorts of junk including bottles.   2 bottles im curious of in paricular.   One is a 32 oz Clorox Bleach Bottle, amber in color.   It still has its cap that says "CLOROX" the triangle on the bottom also has "CLOROX" in the center and has the patent stuff on it and has the numbers "4-8" on the bottom of the base.   the other bottle is a small one that says "The Bayer"  going up one side and "Company" going down the other on the 2 faces of the bottle.   I'm figuring it's an old aspirin bottle.   We sort of dated our junk pile by finding 2 pennies one year of 1917 and the other 1941.  So we figure the crap in it is from the 20s to maybe the late 50s.   We've light bulbs and parts of farming tools seeing that the land used to be a farm.   I know its not a privy because the are is too vast.   I want to find a privy though, it would be great.   Thanks for your time.   -Sam

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 From: Helen J Sandford

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bulach Fruit Jar

Date: 02/23/

2005 12:07:41 PM

  Hi, digger, I have a beautiful green Bulach 1 liter Swiss Fruit Jar, Universal 415.  It is in excellent condition, complete with the seal and clamp.  Actually, it looks unused.   My son acquired the jar from a box he boughtat auction.   Do you have an idea as to the age and value of this jar?Thank you.   Joann

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 From: Linda Saunders

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: miniature found

Date: 02/23/

2005 4:50:36 AM

  We have a bottle, green, 4 sided, small neck, approx.  3 in tall.   something different embossed on each side: 1.   CATHEDRAL   w70 BRAND  2.   CELEBRATED   REMEDY  3.   CHIEF WAHOO   ELECTRONIC TONIC  4.   WALBRIDGE CO.    DUNSMUIR, CAL.   Can you explain origin, value?  Connie Parra Norton, Ohio

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 From: Gary Stark

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coke Syrup?

Date: 02/23/

2005 2:07:08 AM

  Mr.  Digger,Can you identify this bottle?  I found it in some junk. http://www. cliffhouseproject.com/cokebottle. jpgGary Stark ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 From: courtney wilson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: about old bottles

Date: 02/22/

2005 10:37:23 PM

  hello,    i have a Bols Ballerina.  its in pretty good shape and i was just wondering about how much it is worth.  the seal hasn’t been broken yet and the liquor is still inside with the gold chunks.  please help!! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 From: David and Pam Hynes

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: horse liniment bottle

Date: 02/22/

2005 8:54:17 PM

  with a white horse on it---ever seen one

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 From: TheBeansRus

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles???

Date: 02/22/

2005 3:45:38 PM

  Hello, We recently had to dig up a gas line on my in-laws  property and found a bunch of old bottles.   Most were broke but I did  salvage a variety of them.   I was just wondering if you could tell me  anything about them.   I have included a picture of some of them.    There is one that looks to be a baby bottle, amber color, having the following  markings on bottom.   10 then what looks to be a capital A in a circle and  then 64 under that is 116.  There are no other makings like ounces, etc. , some of  the others have markings such as a B in a circle.  I don't know if you can tell  anything from the picture.   They measure about 2 to 4 inches tall and I  don't see any seams on the sides or top.   There is one that has a very  rusty lid on it.   Hope this is enough info to get something.   I  was just curious about them.   I always find it neat when I come across old  things and like to know a little about them.   You never know when that old  thing might be worth something.   Thanks in advance for any info you can  offer.    Tracy Bean

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 From: Clayton Hewitt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: amber bottle

Date: 02/22/

2005 4:26:44 PM

  I found a one qt. A. McGINNIS COMPANY  BALTIMORE,MD.  10"TALL 31/4"SQ. BOTTOM AM

BER WITH A LADYS LEG NECK. . Can you tell me what it is.  Thank You.     C. J. HEWITT

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 From: hi_009

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jinglehorse sent you this eBay item: Antique Purple Glass Bottle Cork stpr Melbourne ETNA MT (#6156807718)

Date: 02/22/

2005 5:31:28 PM

  Personal message: Hi, Would you know the age on this purple bottle?  Thank you in advance.  Suzanne ---------------------------------------------------------------- Antique Purple Glass Bottle Cork stpr Melbourne Summary Up for auction is a handsome antique purple glass whiskey bottle?  Very nice looking Australian bottle which reads in raised embossed lettering:  ETNA PRESERVING CO.  MELBOURNE on the front; then the back lower says, also in raised lettering:  THIS BOTTLE IS THE PROPERTY OF THE ETNA PRESERVING CO.  MELBOURNE.   Detailed thumbprints, stars, lines and dot designs on the neck of the bottle and a raised or embossed  capital "M" underneath the bottle.   In the center etna is written in cursive over a single pointed mountain.   Must have used a cork for a stopper.   Measures 12. 25" tall.   Nice tiny air bubbles throughout, some a little larger.   Has a seam on both sides.  No cracks or chips.   It has that really great look to it.   You also, get the little green bottle with it 7. 25" tall and says "28" underneath the bottle, also free of chips and cracks.  Email with questions.   Thanks for looking and happy hunting.  Other key words; Austrailia, pressed glass, old, vintage, violet, magnesium, sunlight changed ----------------------------------------------------------------

From: Ginger

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: brass cap

Date: 02/22/

2005 4:05:21 PM

  I don't have a question about a bottle but about a brass cap.  I's round on the top,it says old Mr.  Boston (around top edge)  across the bottom of the cap it says fine liquors.   It's not in the best of shape, I found it 30 years ago in a freshly plowed wheat field and had been run over at least.   It is 1 and 3/4 of an inch high and about the same wide.  I have searched over the years and not been able to come up with anything.  Even a direction to go in would be great.  Thank you, Ginger

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From: Diann Dilthey

To: Digger  jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Hutchinson Soda

Date: 02/22/

2005 3:23:24 PM

  Boy aint it the truth. . . Just when you think you have found something out about something you only find out that there is much more unknown to yet discover. . and that is really the jist of it all and keeps us all interested.  Thanks for the reply.  I'll keep on looking and see what turns up. . . . GARY      

 From: Digger   

To: Diann Dilthey   Sent: Monday, February 21,

2005 8:19 PM

   Subject: Re: Hutchinson Soda   That's the fun of it.   Several local people have been documenting Ohio bottle for nearly 30 years. . . the list just keeps growing.   Sound like you know more about it than I would.  I'll ask around.    Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebooks.com   Digger     

Subject: Hutchinson Soda     Recently dug a hutch soda embossed CLARK & CO   WYANDOTTE KANS.  I have been diggin bottles since early 1972 and have never seen a soda embossed as such or any other bottle of any kind with embossing or paper label of Wyandotte Kansas.  I've done extensive digging in my area and surronding areas both in Kansas and Missouri.   I have also done extensive research into Wyandotte Township Kansas and have learned that in 1859 the legislature passed an act permitting the creation of Wyandotte Township.  In 1886 it was consolidated with old Kansas City Kansas.  There seem to exist no records of business who were soda water interests in Wyandotte Kansas.  Kansas City Kansas directories show no business interest with Clark & Co.  logo or soda water peddlers either.    The hutch in question is the general run of the mill somewaht squatty early to mid 1880s aqua hutch soda with a somewhat unrefined tooled lip that at first look apears to be applied.  Private mold is indicated by the base embossing of C&CO.  It was found with other bottles and items that clearly demonstrate mid 1880s.  I don't usually get stumped as persistance usually pays off.  Not to be bragging but I've written and copywrited two books on the bottles of Leavenworth Kansas documenting bottles from the iron pontiled territorial sodas of the 1850s to the common tooled pharmacy bottles of the 1880s to 90s and thought I'd about dug em all until this one.  I thought I'd contact you and maybe you might know something or someone who might be able to help with some positive info an this bottling company.  THANKS.      GARY STELTER, LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS.

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 From: Van kerckhoven Gerard

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jug one half gallon

Date: 02/22/

2005 2:40:02 PM

  Hi, Can you tell me more about a jug (bottle) with the next data:- On the side, there is an inscription : "One half gallon"- at the bottom:    - 709  (in the "0" there is an "I")    - 5    - E 1276- on the side (under) there is inscripted "Duraglas"- on upperside (neck) there is inscripted: "Des. pat.  184991"This jug is about 28 cm.  (10,5 inch) high and about 15 cm.  (6 inch) diameter. Where is the jug comes from ?How old is this jug ?I hope you can give me more info. Thanks in advance, Gerard Van Kerckhoven Booischot - Belgium

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 From: Richard McDonald

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bavarian Gold

Date: 02/22/

2005 12:58:21 PM

  I have three bottles of Bavarian Gold Liqueur.  They are white with dancing figures on them.  They are still sealed.  I have had them for over 35/40 years.  Is there any value in them.   Richard Mc Donald richardb34@msn.com mail

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 From: Gorhamwarsaw

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: GARRETT'S AM

ERICAN WINE BOTTLE

Date: 02/22/

2005 4:56:58 AM

  i have a clear glass bottle that reads garrett's on one side with engraved cluster of grapes, the neck is about 6 inches and slender with a clear glass handle(not perfectly rounded), and on the opposite side there are grapes and grapevine engravings with an eagle in the lower center.  the eagle is perched on  an emblem that reads garrett's american wines.  from pam gorham

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 From: DIKADAM

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Milk Bottle Cream Separator

Date: 02/22/

2005 4:40:37 AM

  Back in the 1930's, there was an aluminum tube, shaped like a shepard's crook, which was 'dropped' into a milk bottle for the purpose of separating the cream from the top of the bottle. When 'dropped', the cream ran from the tube (into a container) until it reached the lower level of the cream where a hole in the tube permitted the loss of suction and the flow stopped. I have searched many web sites to find a site where I might buy one of these antiques. Have you any suggestions?Thanks in advance, Dick Adams (Age 76 !!)

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 From: Wayne Lonsdale

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re:  Toledo Cooker Company letter on your bottle website

Date: 02/21/

2005 11:53:39 PM

  Hello,  I was doing some searching for the Toledo Cooker Company and I came across your really neat bottle site.   I don't know if you are still in touch with the lady in the following letter from your website  "

 From: Glen 

To: Digger 

Subject: millville bottle works-and-doctor fisch's bitters 

Date: 17-01-2004  DEAR Digger, I have two bottles.  Both I believe they are from the same company.  The first one is around and looks like a soda bottle on the front of it , it has MILLVILLE BOTTLE in an high arch going toward the top of the bottle.  Underneath that in a smaller arch going towards the bottom it has the word WORKS.  Just above that it has 1888.  Below the label that is raised it has THIS BOTTLE NOT above BE SOLD below that.  The color of the bottle is blue with some small bubbles and various raised marks on the outside of it.  It is 10"1/4 inches high and 2"1/4 inches wide at the bottom.  It narrows at the top to 1" and has a white ceramic or porcelain top that is held on by a flip top wire bail.  It has a heart shaped hole the wire goes through with 3 dots one at the top and 2 below it.  It has USA, GFM, and HILA.  The other bottle I have is blue fish that is 7"1/2 inches tall, 3" at the base.  The mouth of it is 1"1/4 wide.  The right side it has DOCTOR FISCH'S BITTERS raised just below the eye of the fish.  The left side just below the eye it has MILLVILLE NEW JERSEY.  Both of the writing arch from the top to the bottom then back to the top again.  At the bottom of the fish underneath it has recessed house type marking with the letters WHLATOH H.   Thank you very much for your time.  I also want to know if you know anything about " The Ideal steam cooker and baker" from the The Toledo Cooker Company Toledo, Ohio U. S. A dated Feb. 5, 1907? Again Thank you very much.  Tina"  but I have an item that gives a lot more information on the Toledo Cooker Company if the lady is interested.   It features the Ideal Steam Cooker with diagram and description.  This is not something that can be found on the internet, it is a physical document that is dated 1903.  If Tina is interested, or you know anyone else who might be interested, please get back to me soon.  Thanks.   Wayne LonsdaleOttawa, Canada

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 From: Dan Smathers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: re: how much is my bottle worth

Date: 02/21/

2005 7:47:24 PM

  I have several bottles unearthed in Richmond, KY that are 80 to 125 years old many from an apothecary including Bitter bottles, lady legs, coca cola, and pill bottles, medicine bottles and perfume bottles, ink bottles etc.  What is the best way to price these bottles and get information on price ranges and collectibility?

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 From: shawnyaroch

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old rum Bottle. . . . . Info on Age

Date: 02/21/

2005 6:44:37 PM

  hey Digger i have a question, i found this old Serralles Don Q 151 proof Puerto Rican rum bottle.  i looked around on the internet to see if i could find somethin similar to it with no avail. it origianlly had a paper label that had a serial number on it that went over the top of the top which has ben broken.  on the bottom it says LIQUOR BOTTLE and was measured in fluid ounces and for the past 25 years rum bottles had none of the avove mentioned.  It is a clear bottle with a black label with the don Q label in gold with red writine and twist off cap.  it was holdin gold rum and was wondering how much it could be worth if anything.       with regards,   yaroch

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 From: steve Hutchins

To: Digger  jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re:

Date: 02/21/

2005 5:58:16 PM

 Yea Here is image, The line stops at the shoulders. it reads " Wright & Taylor Distillers Louisville Ky. "I believe this is a very rare bottle. Hope you can locate it. ThanksSteve   I have not heard of the company a picture would help  Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebooks.com  Digger

----- Original Message ----  Hi Bud   My name is Steve Hutchins from Powhatan Va.  Can I ask you a Question about a bottle? I dug a amber bottle in a ice hole that is 9 3/4 inches tall and a base is 4 inches wide.  On the side of the whiskey bottle there the words " Wright & Taylor Distillers Louisville Ky. " in big letters.  I can’t find this bottle know where and was wondering if you might know the age and about what this rare bird is worth? Thanks for any help.  I will send image if needed.  Thank you very muck for any help.  Steve-- 

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  From: Krkrelly

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 02/21/

2005 12:21:04 PM

  Hi was wondering what this is--11&1/4''h---embossed---D&G--on front  of bottle--pontiled  Attachment N1: IM000175. JPG

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From: Steve Stein

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Miniature whiskey bottle book

Date: 02/21/

2005 4:41:16 PM

  2nd request  A friend is about to have his 50th birthday and I want to get him something special.  He's been collecting miniature whiskey bottles for the longest time and I was hoping that you could recommend "the book" on miniature whiskey bottles.  Ultimately, it would be a color pictorial but I ask you to suggest the book that you feel is "the one" and where I can get it. Thanks, Steve  Steve Stein

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 From: Albert Phelan, Jr.  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Larkin hair brush handle

Date: 02/21/

2005 1:58:49 PM

  Can you tell me where I can get information regarding Larkin hair brushes?  I have the handle of a Larkin hair brush that my mother purchased from the Larkin Soap Company in New York sometime in the 1940s.   A picture is attached.   Perhaps you can direct me to someone that I can contact to find out the value of this collectible.  Thank you so much for your help

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 From: steve Hutchins

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02/21/

2005 6:09:44 AM

  Hi Bud  My name is Steve Hutchins from Powhatan Va.  Can I ask you a Question about a bottle? I dug a amber bottle in a ice hole that is9 3/4 inches tall and a base is 4 inches wide.  On the side of the whiskey bottle there the words " Wright & Taylor Distillers Louisville Ky. " in big letters.  I can. t find this bottle know where and was wondering if you might knowthe age and about what this rare bird is worth? Thanks for any help.  I will send image if needed.  Thank you very muck for any help.  Steve -

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 From: Tablerc6

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: just wondering.   please read!!

Date: 02/20/

2005 9:59:45 PM

  I have a bottle that I purchased this past summer and was wondering if it  is an old bottle or what it is exactly.   It is 10'' in height, clear with  gold crackling.  It is square and reminds me of a whiskey bottle.  It is in a  holder, that is silver and fitted to the bottle.   At the bottom of the  holder it has a music box.   The writing on it is:  a product of  SWISS HARMONY INC.  Chicago, ILL.   Design pat.  no. - D-177022.   If u  could let me know what it is, I would really appreciate  it.        Thankyou,   Christina

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 From: DonSal2004

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Can you help with info on the following bottles?

Date: 02/20/

2005 3:50:16 PM

  

 I cannot find information on the following bottles.  Hopefully you can  help. 1.  Amethyst Soda style bottle with applied blob cap.   The neck is  primitive and bottle has many bubbles.   It is embossed "Registered".    Then in a round slug plate "Frank Roecklein-110 Main Street-Astoria,  L. I. C.   Under the slug plate is embossed "This bottle not to be  sold". 2.  The second bottle is a N. C.  Milk Bottle with long tapered neck and  vertical ribs.   In a round circle on the neck it is embossed 3c.    Under that "One Quart Liquid-N. C.  Approved.   Then in a large slug  plate "North Carolina-3c-Deposit".   On the back is the same small  circle with 3c.   At the base is a smaller slug plate with 3c-Deposit.    The base has an embossed wagon wheel design.   The top is applied. 3.  The third bottle is a foreign coke bottle.  Emerald green and hour glass  style with vertical ribs.   On the neck it is embossed "No Deposit-No  Return".  In large slug plate "Coca-Cola-Marque Deposee-Trademark Reg. "  The  back side "Ni Depot-Ni Retour".   In large slug plate "Coke-Trademark Reg.   10 Fl.  Oz. -Marque Deposee-10 OZ LIQ".   On the bottom "NE PAS  REUTHLISER-0-COCA-COLA-LTEE".  I would appreciate anything you can tell me about these bottles and their  values.  Thank you, Donna Fairbank 

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 From: Zipstersclue

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mar-vel bottle

Date: 02/20/

2005 3:47:04 PM

  I have found a bottle and have no idea what came in it.  It is aqua green  and has Mar-vel and It's marvelous on the bottle.  It has 6 1/2 fl.  oz on the  bottom along with contents also a (C).  Can you give me any info.  on this  bottle.

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 From: DonSal2004

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Questions

Date: 02/20/

2005 3:46:48 PM

  I cannot find information on the following bottles.  Hopefully you can  help. 1.  Amethyst Soda style bottle with applied blob cap.   The neck is  primitive and bottle has many bubbles.   It is embossed "Registered".    Then in a round slug plate "Frank Roecklein-110 Main Street-Astoria,  L. I. C.   Under the slug plate is embossed "This bottle not to be  sold". 2.  The second bottle is a N. C.  Milk Bottle with long tapered neck and  vertical ribs.   In a round circle on the neck it is embossed 3c.    Under that "One Quart Liquid-N. C.  Approved.   Then in a large slug  plate "North Carolina-3c-Deposit".   On the back is the same small  circle with 3c.   At the base is a smaller slug plate with 3c-Deposit.    The base has an embossed wagon wheel design.   The top is applied. 3.  The third bottle is a foreign coke bottle.  Emerald green and hour glass  style with vertical ribs.   On the neck it is embossed "No Deposit-No  Return".  In large slug plate "Coca-Cola-Marque Deposee-Trademark Reg. "  The  back side "Ni Depot-Ni Retour".   In large slug plate "Coke-Trademark Reg.   10 Fl.  Oz. -Marque Deposee-10 OZ LIQ".   On the bottom "NE PAS  REUTHLISER-0-COCA-COLA-LTEE".  I would appreciate anything you can tell me about these bottles and their  values.  Thank you, Donna Fairbank

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 From: Cengen73

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wheaton bottles

Date: 02/20/

2005 3:44:53 PM

  hi, i was wondering about three wheaton bottles that i've come across.  one is a red two inch square shaped bottle with chief wahoo electric tonic, walbridge co.  dunsmuir, cal.  (wheaton is stamped on the bottom, but is very  worn), the second is a blue two inch benjamin franklin horseshoe round  shaped bottle with w70 underneath the picture of franklin, and the third is a  blue rootbeer barrel shaped bottle with root bitters printed on it.  are these  worth anything? should i hold on to them? any information would be great.  i saw  that you publish a book, does this have pictures and descriptions of different bottles with their values? chantel

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 From: Sally Jackson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: value of Wild Turkey Decanters

Date: 02/20/

2005 6:57:05 PM

  Digger,  I have inherited my Grandfather's small collection of Austin, Nichols wild turkey decanters.   I have # 3-8 of the series (missing 1 and 2).  Whiskey in most of the bottles. . . . . . . . some of the corks dry rotting.   I am having trouble finding out their worth and am hoping you can help!  It looks like you are quite the expert.   Thanks! sally :o)

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 From: Nancygiff

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Haig 350 Decanter

Date: 02/20/

2005 2:45:36 PM

  Hi. . . I have a Haig 350 Decanter, #950 of 1500.   It was purchased in 1977.   It is an etched Terling Silver Decanter in a Pinch bottle.   Although the seal on the bottle has never been broken, only 50-60% of the whiskey remains.   It is in its original presentation case, accompanied by its numbered certificate and original bill of sale.   Any idea of its value? How would I go about finding a possible buyer?  N.  Gifford

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 From: Mark S, Chuitt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whistle Bottle

Date: 02/20/

2005 12:59:57 PM

  Hello,  While reading through your site I came across a question posted by Earl Waites 02-11-04 concerning a "Whistle Bottle".   The bottle in his photo is the same as a bottle I have.   However,  the bottle I have reads just a little different.   Mine reads " Off.  Bot.  Pat.  Applied for Reg U. S.  Pat. "   At the upper portion of the bottle, under the word "Whistle" on one side it reads "registered"  On the base of mine it reads " Seattle " across the base with a number 7 above the word Seattle,  and a star with an embossed "S" at the center of the star.   The star is located below the word Seattle. So I guessing that Seattle may be a start as to the origins of the bottle.   Any info you could provide myself on this bottle would be greatly appreciated also.  Thanks,   Mark Chuitt,  Lewiston, Id.

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 From: cleminshaw

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 02/20/

2005 10:38:40 AM

  Attached is a strangely shaped bent-neck bottle that I picked up at a garage sale.  Most distinctive is the applied spout which has only a 2mm opening, its end is coarsely ground off.   The top lip has the same sort of closure "threads" found on a metal ketsup bottle,  very  faint lettering at base "PATENT***".   Mold lines are readily visible, glass is clear, multiple panels surround the neck and the bowl of the bottle, is ~ 9" high. I have a similar much older one found while cleaning out mother-in-law's farmhouse.  It is aqua, the same funnel shaped spout with an opening the size of a pencil lead.   It has no markings on it, and has an open pontil and is about 4" high. It's obviously made for a specific use with its unusually small spout opening - can you give me any direction on research? as a wine decanter, any lees from the bottom would get stuck in the opening, as a  grease/gravy separator it too would have problems with the spout size, the back-bent neck makes it very ergonomic to pour from, someone said they saw beer sold  in Germany in this sort of bottle.  Helllp!  Linda Cleminshaw 

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From: Diann Dilthey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hutchinson Soda

Date: 02/19/

2005 11:57:17 PM

  Recently dug a hutch soda embossed CLARK & CO   WYANDOTTE KANS.  I have been diggin bottles since early 1972 and have never seen a soda embossed as such or any other bottle of any kind with embossing or paper label of Wyandotte Kansas.  I've done extensive digging in my area and surronding areas both in Kansas and Missouri.   I have also done extensive research into Wyandotte Township Kansas and have learned that in 1859 the legislature passed an act permitting the creation of Wyandotte Township.  In 1886 it was consolidated with old Kansas City Kansas.  There seem to exist no records of business who were soda water interests in Wyandotte Kansas.  Kansas City Kansas directories show no business interest with Clark & Co.  logo or soda water peddlers either.      The hutch in question is the general run of the mill somewaht squatty early to mid 1880s aqua hutch soda with a somewhat unrefined tooled lip that at first look apears to be applied.  Private mold is indicated by the base embossing of C&CO.  It was found with other bottles and items that clearly demonstrate mid 1880s.  I don't usually get stumped as persistance usually pays off.  Not to be bragging but I've written and copywrited two books on the bottles of Leavenworth Kansas documenting bottles from the iron pontiled territorial sodas of the 1850s to the common tooled pharmacy bottles of the 1880s to 90s and thought I'd about dug em all until this one.  I thought I'd contact you and maybe you might know something or someone who might be able to help with some positive info an this bottling company.  THANKS.  GARY STELTER, LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS.

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From: Jean Edwards

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Grolsch Georgia Bottle

Date: 02/18/

2005 5:59:50 PM

  I have a brown glass bottle with a porcelain stopper and the words Grolsch Georgia on the stopper.  Around the bottle are 4 ovals with what looks like leaves and the initials G and B inside the ovals.   The stopper has holes in the side with a wire thru it around the neck.   Can you tell me what kind of bottle this is and does it have any value.  Jean

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From: DAVID K RAKES

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rakes moonshine jug

Date: 02/19/

2005 9:25:16 PM

  Dear Pamela, I found your query on Digger's web site.   I was wondering if you still had the Rakes jug.   The jugs are collected mostly by persons with the surname Rakes since the person who had them made was one Richard Rakes.  Would love to hear from you.  David Rakes in Bishop, Georgia.  Bishop, GA 

 From: Pamela Harris

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: moonshine jug

Date: 08-11-2004 Digger, I found a gallon jug clear until the light hits it and you can see opalescence colors in the glass.  I know nothing about bottles but this one appears clear.  It has a thumb or finger hole at top two side seams on the bottom are the letters BOLDT the jug has raised letters R FRAKES Rocky Mount Va 100 proof sweet corn mash whiskey.  Do you have any idea of the age and what it may be worth ? I checked RF Rakes of Rocky Mount Va and your website popped up.  Thanks P.  Harris

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From: btr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Theresa (Old Mr.  Boston Bottle)

Date: 02/19/

2005 8:25:49 PM

  8and half inch high cap says Old Mr.  Boston on it.   Clear bottle.  excellent condition found it 30 years ago.   Design in front of bottle is in Gold.  want to know the worth and age rarity, history. . . . also on the bottle engraved in the glass is the year 1748, is that the age the bottle was made? thank you very much for your reply.   attached is a picture of it.   

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From: Natalie Reece

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: seagrams 7

Date: 02/19/

2005 8:01:32 PM

  Digger,  Do you know what kind of cap a 1959 bottle of seagrams 7 bottle would have on it?  The current bottles have a brown plastic cap and I was wondering when they started using that? Thanks Natalie

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From: Sharon  Warren

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02/19/

2005 7:23:57 PM

    Here is a photo of one of them.   I have researched that they are dated between 1815-1869 I think  I searched the company web-site in Holland.  Company started in 1575 but moved to Rotterdam in 1869. Therefore, I have deducted they are prior to that date since they are marked Amsterdam.  What value are they?

  I am trying to get more information about the ERVEN LUCASBOLS HET LOOTSJET AM STERDAM  3/4 LITRE clay bottle.  Looks like it has been salt glazed.  I need this information quickly at someone will be coming over to buy them in two days.  I have no idea what they are worth.  If you can help, I would truly appreciate.  Thank you in advance.

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From: Bob

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr.  Samuel Swan

Date: 02/19/

2005 5:34:06 PM

  My brother purchased an old medicine chest and on the outside was written Dr.  Swan's Liver and Kidney Cures.   I was wondering if you might know anything about the bottles this medicine was stored in, what they looked like and if there are any for sale.   My brother purchased this chest in Golden Eagle, IL and assume the chest was from the later 1800's.     I was going to buy one of your books but wanted to make sure there was something regarding Dr.  Samuel Swan in it before purchasing.    At your convenience, any help would be appreciated.   Thank you.  Dorothy Stahl

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From: Vivian Bolick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle

Date: 02/19/

2005 5:25:23 PM

  Hello Digger,   I have an aqua colored bottle almost 4 inches tall.   It is embossed on both sides.   One side says Dr.  H.  F.  Perry's and the other side says Dead Shot Vermifuge.  What can you tell me about it?  What is is worth? Thanks Vivian

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From: LUXORMEL

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cog railway bottle?

Date: 02/19/

2005 12:16:09 PM

  Hello there just picked up a nice omb liquor bottle  royal halburton china dated 1978 no-83 New Hampshire MT Washington cog railway  bottle.  I have never seen this one before it had old Mr  Boston Canadian whiskey inside.  it is in fantastic condition no nicks or  scrapes.  i wondered if you had any idea of a price (i got it for $20) can send  you a picture if you like.    many thanks for your  help  regards Melanie

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 From: Cassandra Clark

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: White House Bottle

Date: 02/18/

2005 9:28:57 PM

  Hello Digger,  Below is an article I found on your website and you indicate that the person asking the question should check out the January 1999 response.   It appears that response has been purged off of your website.   Can you either send me the response or tell me how I can find it.   Thanks  Harold Clark  I don't have any idea about antique bottles, but I have an old "looking" White house vinegar bottle.  It is clear glass with a floral design all around it.  A crown neck of some type and a flat bottom.  On the bottom it says "White House Vinegar" in a circular pattern.  Also on the bottom in says "patent pending" with the numbers "650" and "1".  This bottle also has two "handles" on the top.  It is approximately 8"tall, and the seams on the side go past the lip of the bottle.  This bottle is in perfect condition.

  Check January 1999 Questions for the answer to the above.   Digger.

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From: jwilson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hugh Casey Eagle Soda Works

Date: 02/18/

2005 11:26:11 PM

  I found an old bottle with raised lettering. . . It says Hugh Casey Eagle Soda Works 50 K St Sacramento Cal. . . I can find no info on the company.  the bottle is a light green, heavy, and in perfect condition.   Can you help me find info on the company?  Thank You------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 From: judy Love

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02/18/

2005 10:23:21 PM

  Hello, I just got a bottle that is in a cardboard container, tin top and bottom.  Antique Spiritus Frumenti-100 proof -an alcoholic stimulant made from the fermented mash of grain.   Sealed container for medicinal.   Whiskey  The Frankfort Distillery .  incorporated  - Louisville Kentucky- John B.  Thompson.   spring 1913,   any information would be great.   Also, how are English and Scottish bottles holding up to American bottles in prices?  Thank you for your time.  Judy

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From: Dave Cashin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 2 Bottles of Bols

Date: 02/18/

2005 9:17:42 PM

  Could you please help me discover the age of the 2 bottles of  Bols Ballerina Gold Liqueur.  The bottles have a Dancing Ballerina inside plus gold chips and play a tune called  Le  Blue  Danube.  the bottle is wide and round at the bottom narrows at the start of the neck then has a bulbous part of the neck then narrows to the top, bottle is sealed with a gold seal and has 5 stars on top.  Any help would be gratefully received David Cashin

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From: Sharon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: windex bottle

Date: 02/18/

2005 7:30:55 PM

  I have an old windex bottle with a metal pump.  was wondering what it might be worth and when it was made.  Thank you.  Sharon Thomas 

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From: ROBYN HICKEY

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old mini bottles

Date: 02/18/

2005 4:45:33 PM

  Hello, Could you tell me anything about some  mini bottles my husband bought at an estate sale? Some have  tax tags still on them from 1939 & 1940 and some still  have booze in them.  Continental Distilling Company  cordials, Old Boston gin, Meier's wines and others.   The attachment has pics of 4 bottles.  I don't drink,  but as a matter of interest, does this stuff go bad?  Thank you for any help you may be able to give, Robyn 

 

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 From: Steve Stein

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Miniature whiskey bottle book

Date: 02/18/

2005 10:00:30 AM

  A friend is about to have his 50th birthday and I want to get him something   special.  He's been collecting miniature whiskey bottles for the longest   time and I was hoping that you could recommend "the book" on miniature   whiskey bottles.  Ultimately, it would be a color pictorial but I ask you to   suggest the book that you feel is "the one" and where I can get it.  Thanks, Steve  Steve Stein

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 From: Storms

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Repro E. G.  Booz Bottle

Date: 02/17/

2005 9:00:43 AM

  Digger,     I have a reproduction E. G.  Booz bottle.  I have always guessed it to be a   reproduction, but I was not able to find much information on distinguishing   real from repo in any of the books that I have purchased.  Now I see the errors   of my ways, and will forthright go and purchase some of yours! After reviewing   the information you have on E. G.  Booz bottles, I have come to realize that   mine is from the Crownford China Company.  It is amber, but more of the yellow   persuasion than the brown.  I was wondering what you think the value would be.  It   is in excellent condition with the original cork (no contents, though) It is   much better than any Wheaton bottles that I have seen.  Any advice would be   greatly appreciated.  ~Jeff Storms, PA 

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 From: Bette Chasmar

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02/17/

2005 12:14:49 PM

  We have a Austin Nichols Wild Turkey #5 unopened ceramic whisky container still in the original box.   Can you tell us how much it would be worth today?

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 From: thehimrodcompany

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Forbidden fruit Chas Jacquin et

Date: 02/17/

2005 12:03:51 PM

  Dear Digger,  I recently read on your site some info on the forbidden fruit bottle.  I have a bottle that is from the Chas Jacqiun et CIE Co.  PA.  The bottle has the cascading crown and is dated 1873 on the bottom.  The label running in gold down the sides reads R44.  There is also a small tag attached offering a 12x15 print available for $1. 00.  The size of the bottle is 4/5 quarts.  Can you give me an update?

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 From: EvesIsrafel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 02/17/

2005 6:39:27 AM

   Curious about this clear bottle containing a light yellow  powdered   substance.    Size is approximately 6. 5" x 3. 5" -- no markings -- seams on each  side from   bottom of base to 1/2 inch below lip -- lip is smooth across  top -- cork   lodged in mouth -- obtained in eastern NC dig.   Scanned images attached.  Arrows indicate seam end points.  

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From: Susan Collins

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02/17/

2005 12:58:49 AM

  Hi,  In going through my parents house I discovered what I guess was a liquor bottle with these markings-D334-145-58 C Miller 58 regal china.   It is deer like animal with very long horns and also has a thermometer.   I was interested in its value.   Thanks,   Susan Collins

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 From: Maniscalco, Bobbi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1976 Ezra Brooks Decanter

Date: 02/16/

2005 9:34:26 PM

   I would like to know the value of two decanters I have.   They are  the 1976 Ezra Brooks Democratic  & Republican National Commemorative Campaign with a map of U. S.  w/National Convention and a large star where the convention took place.  Both decanters are glazed porcelain - one is of a Donkey and the other is of an Elephant.  I found the identical Democratic one  for sale on amres.com   I wondered if having both would be of more value.  Thank You,  Bobbi Maniscalco

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 From: MARILYN BLISS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 02/16/

2005 5:37:32 PM

  Hi, I found a J. R.  Watkins Co.  bottle , although It looks like some you have commented on , this 8" clear bottle is close except the words are in script (The J. R.  Watkins Co. ) and  below that in block style is (REG.  U. S.  PAT.  OFF. ) all words on running horizontal on one side.   Can you tell me, the value of this bottle with the  company name in script.   Thank you , Just Wondering

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 From: Luna

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle inquiry

Date: 02/16/

2005 11:56:34 AM

  Hello, my name is Candace and I've been learning so much about bottles from    your website.  You are so kind to share your vast knowledge with others as you    do.  I am sure that you are completely inundated with emails, so if you cannot    answer mine I will understand.   The question that I wanted to ask you is this: My friend found a place  where   there are a lot of old bottles.  He knows that I sell items on Ebay and  asked   me to sell these bottles for him.  Obviously that requires some research    since I don't know their value offhand.  That's what lead me to your site.   The bottle is a brown 7UP bottle that I have seen referred to as the 7up    Bubble Girl Bottle with applied color label.  It is in pretty good condition    except that a lot of the label is no longer legible.  You can read the backside  of   it though, just not the side where 7up was once printed.  I know that these    bottles fetch a good price when they are in good condition, but since the label    has worn off so much, I really have no idea what kind of reserve price to   put on  this bottle.  I don't have a picture of it yet or I would send it to you.   If you have time to answer I'd appreciate it.  Thanks! Candace

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 From: Wasdin, William E

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 02/16/

2005 3:10:59 PM

  I found a greenish soda bottle marked design patent 86746.  it was bottled here in Chattanooga, TN (i think) there is some yellow writing on it.  It is very heavy.  One of your other readers had the same question about this type of bottle.  WHAT IS IT?????  ". . .

Date: 03-01-2003   Dear digger, I will try to describe this bottle the best I can.  I am  not an expert.  I found this bottle on a trash heap at a construction  site.  it just interested me because of the bottom lettering.  .  .  .  .   property of coca cola bot-co ft.  Myers fl the bottom side has the  numbers c878 and design pat'd.  no.  86746.  The coke plant here in ft  Myers was burned by a gang of teens a few years back calling themselves  the lords of chaos.  They shotgunned a man to death the next night.  the  historical building has since been demolished.  the shape of the bottle  is like no coke bottle I have seen.  Maybe it is some other kind of soda.   it is 8 inches tall, greenish, the seam seems to go to just the mouth  and then looks to go around the circumference of the mouth there is  three rings at the bottom of the neck and one in the middle of the  bottle.  That's the best I can describe it without a picture.  Anything  you may be able to tell me about it from this information would be  appreciated.  .  .  .  .  .  .  thanks vince"   Please let me know or if you need a pic Will Wasdin

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 From: Cole, Trish

To: 'jaok20@bottlebooks.com'

Subject: 1910 Alaska Medicine Bottles

Date: 02/16/

2005 12:44:41 PM

  Hi.     I have 7 medicine bottles and would like to know the value.     1 5inch and 1 4inch,  Drugist LE Smith 31V  front street and Douglas  Est 1900    1 5 inch and 1 5/12 inch    Alaska Drug Co.   Douglas Alaska    3 5/12 inch    JW Doran  Pharmacist  Juneau Alaska  Can you help?    Trish Cole Claims Specialist

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From: Bluegrassmom61

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about the gun fighters collection?

Date: 02/16/

2005 5:52:50 AM

  my sister has a collection of the old west gunfighters whiskey decanters  she   has 6 of the 8 all of which excludes black bart and clamity jane , included    is Doc Holliday,Wyatt Earp  Jesse James,Bat Masterson,Wild Bill Hickok,Billy  the Kid, the seals are all   broken and the bottles are empty, with 2 missing .  do  you have a clue as to   what thses are worth if anything  my name is penny    Thank you for any help    penny 

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 From: The Fishells

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Larkin-Hubbard Genealogy?

Date: 02/16/

2005 9:44:44 AM

  Hello, Thanks for the great site! I found it when I was researching Justis   Weller who was a soap manufacturer who taught John Larkin the trade.    Justis Weller was my great aunt's father-in-law.  His son, Frank Weller   (the husband) murdered my poor aunt (his wife) in 1925 to get money for   moonshine.   According to the newspaper accounts, the murder was very   gruesome because he basically hacked her to death with an ax.  I am   trying to find out more info on the Weller family.   From the information you give, it looks like John Larkin's sister was   possibly Frank's mother.  You list an unpublished genealogy, "The   Larkin-Hubbard Genealogy" by Harry H.  Larkin as a source.  Do you know   where I can access this genealogy? thank you very much, Julianne Fishell 

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 From: PAmawin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Worthmore Iodine Bottle

Date: 02/15/

2005 2:34:45 PM

  I have a worthmore iodine bottle that my grandmother gave me.  It is from the   1950s.  It has a rubber stopper with a glass  applicator.  Could you tell me   what this is worth?  Thank you  

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From: Richard Barrett

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: what is this worth?

Date: 02/15/

2005 6:55:03 PM

  this is bottled by Famous Firsts Ltd Baltimore, MD. .   it's kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, 86 proof, was  7 years old when bottled, not positive on the year,  possibly mid 70s.                             

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From: Marlene

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02/15/

2005 4:42:52 PM

  Why does everyone on e-bay advertise their cobalt violin bottles as whiskey?  Weren't they vanilla bottles?  Don't you have a photo of one with the vanilla label? Thank you.   Marlene

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 From: Roger & Judy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 02/15/

2005 4:30:16 PM

  I found your email on a web site and figured this was as good of a place to  start as any.   Several years ago, while helping a friend clean out an old  farm site, I came across a jar.   I picked it up and brought it home because  I thought it was interesting but know nothing about its history.   I was  wondering if you could let me know whether it has any importance or was just  an ad scam.   I am attaching pictures of the front painted label, and the back paper label  The front label reads:    White Beaver's  Cough Cream    Heals Diseased Lungs    and cures coughs and colds.     Made only by DR.  FRANK POWELL, Medicine Chief of the Winnebago Indians,    LA Crosse, WIS.  Sold by all Druggists.     The back label reads:    Hector Hinkle says    TRY SOME. . .     GOOD LUCK    HEX CANDIES    Ingr. : Sugar, Corn Syrup, Salt, True and Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid, U  S.  Certified Food Colors.     Net Wt.  14 Oz.     Manufactured for    Pennsylvania Dutch Co.  Inc.     Mount Holly Springs, Pa.  17065    If you have any information about this jar I would enjoy hearing about it.     Thank you for your time,    Judy Cochran 

 

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 From: ben ostasiewski

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Great site!

Date: 02/15/

2005 1:09:48 PM

  Great site!  Just finished reading Gene Fowler's book on Medicine shows.     Judging from your business I thought you may want to join our new   community.   And help fill our Cabinet of Curiosities  http://www.melonride.com/Wunder/curios.html  Each image item has the owners name and a link to there sites.  A sort   of eclectic portal of interesting people and sites.   We wouldn't fill complete with out an great image from you guys,    Ben Osto

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 From: Judy Rothrock

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: kool-aid bottle

Date: 02/15/

2005 5:24:32 AM

  I have a soda bottle embossed with the words    "kool-aid best in flavor" The back reads'    bottled by kool-aid bottling company Denver, Colorado.  On the bottom of the bottle is the date July 16,1940 and an octagon with a G inside it.  Can you supply info on this bottle?

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 From: BretCrook

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bleach Bottle

Date: 02/14/

2005 11:23:56 PM

  I am not a collector ar anything, I just found this on our property clearing brush and was wandering how long it has been laying there?  It has a #33 with the words disinfectant, bleach, cleanser on it.  It also has the #33 stamped on the bottom.    It also has Merdry Beacon Chemical Corp, Philadelphia, PA stamped on bottom.   Any ideas?  I could not find anything on the internet about it.   

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 From: Montgomery Sydney Mills Pollack

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1940's muscatel wine bottle

Date: 02/14/

2005 11:02:34 PM

  Hello, My name is Montgomery Pollack.  I own a motion picture prop house in Los  Angeles, CA.  We are working on the new Brian DePalma film called ?The  Black Dahlia?.  In the script there is a scene where the police bust into a  motel room and scattered about are ?Muscatel Short Dogs?.  I found out that  short dogs refer to drinking cheap wine out of a paper bag or the size of  the bottle.  It is my job to find bottles that will work for 1947 Muscatel  short dogs.  Needless to say I am having a hell of a time trying to find  such a bottle let alone find multiples.  Can you shed any light on the  subject? Do you know of anyone who may have a cheap wine bottle form the  40?s and do you happen to know if it was cheap wine at the time would it  have a screw top? Any information would be helpful.  Thank you so much for  your time,  Monty

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From: Tecumseh

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Paul Jones Bottle

Date: 02/14/

2005 3:08:56 PM

  Hi Digger ~ I found a bottle that once housed Paul Jones whiskey.   The front   indicates the following:    Paul Jones  Find Blended Whiskey  Blended by Paul Jones and Company, Inc.  Louisville, KY.  Baltimore MD  It has 4 stars across the top and a pic of Paul Jones.     On back:  there is a green and white stamp that reads New Hampshire, State Liquor   Commission    Any ideas on its worth?    I also have a Victory Bottle.  

   Paul Jones are very common and hard to sell. . unless early with label and    caps. . . even better with contents.    Digger

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From: jamesnh

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Spider Bottle

Date: 02/14/

2005 5:42:59 PM

  

 I found this bottle in Chicago, il.  It has spider webs all over it and what looks like a black widow on the front.  it is exactly 4" tall.

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 From: Ardene Smyth  uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Colt 45 shaped lemonade bottles

Date: 02/14/

2005 2:34:59 PM

  I have in my possession a pair of Colt 45 shaped lemonade bottles  circa 1900, please would it be possible for you to let me know more about these unusual shaped bottles.  Stamped on the bullet casing in the glass are the initials R & K or possibly B & K.  the guns are thick glass and  approx 6 - 8" long and about 5 " in height.   I was told that thousands of these bottles were made and that after the children drank the lemonade they then had the glass guns to play with - very un-health and safety compared to today's standards.  As this information was obtained from a glass valuer at a local auction house.   I would appreciate a personal question and my question not to be put on the website.   A Smyth

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 From: Tabitha Smith

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD WHISKEY BOTTLE

Date: 02/14/

2005 4:20:50 AM

  COULD YOU GET ME SOME HISTORY ON THIS BOTTLE?? HAVE A NICE DAY!!!!! 

 

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 From: Keri71

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Liquor Collection

Date: 02/13/

2005 5:50:56 PM

  Hello.  I found a liquor bottle with a case and some other stuff at a garage sale.  I have inserted some pictures.  Would like to know more about it and what it's worth.  I have no idea the maker, etc.  Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks!  Kerrie E.  

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 From: BACACORRAL

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What can you tell me about this bottle?

Date: 02/13/

2005 2:35:15 PM

  Hi, This bottle was found in Carthage, NM which is a mining ghost town in central   NM.  The bottle is 8. 5 inches high by 2. 75 inches wide, 1. 5 inches deep.   The inscription on one side says "Chattanooga Medicine Company", on the other  side "Cardui, The Woman's Tonic".  Color- clear to very pale aqua/green.  There are seams down both sides of the  bottle.  The upper lip is smooth, the bottom has two circle impressions and the  number 14.   I'd appreciate any information you can find about this bottle.  DJ Baca 

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 From: justme  gini1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date: 02/13/

2005 4:56:54 PM

  I have a bottle from James B.  Bean Distilling Co.  KY-DRB-230 Genuine Regal China number 145.  The front has Thailand, and aviation of wonders.  The Back has a map of Thailand with all the cities listed.  Can you tell me anything about this.   My grandfather gave me this when I was a young girl.  I was always awed by the design.  I am now 51 years old and really don't know anything about this.  Please Help.   Thanks  Gini

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 From: sheila clairmont

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 02/13/

2005 6:17:47 PM

  My aunt found a bottle behind her refrigerator that said John C.  Neltnor Pharmacist with his initials on it.  Also It said Pioneer Drug Store   West Chicago, Illinois.   could you tell me anything about this bottle.  I do know that there was a John C.  Neltnor in West Chicago around the 1860's but thats all I could find.

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 From: Kimberly Calabrese

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: GILBEY'S SPEY ROYAL SCOTCH WHISKEY BOTTLE WITH SCOTTISH BALLERINA INSIDE

Date: 02/13/

2005 5:03:04 PM

  Hello,  Could you please tell me the value and approximate age of this bottle.   There is a crack in the music box but it still works and the dancer  inside works as well.    Thank you for your time.  Vincent Calabrese 

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 From: Charles Carter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Green bottle made in Spain

Date: 02/13/

2005 12:55:23 PM

  Digger, my bottle is green about 11. 5" tall, 3" bottom base that reads DEL REAL TESOROYC MARQUES JEREZ SPAIN - BOTTLE MADE IN SPAIN.  At the bottom of the 4" neck is "federal law forbids the sale or reuse of this bottle".  What can you tell me about it's value, etc?  Thank you for the information.  Chas Carter

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From: xerri  au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glass bottles

Date: 02/13/

2005 3:05:34 AM

  Hi, my name is Marty, I have x9 glass bottles that I would like to get some info on.  If you could tell me the age, value and history on any of my bottles it would be great.  I apologise as I am unable to give you pictures.   *My 1st is a clear, smooth, round (cylinder shape) glass jar.  Height 16. 5cm, base & width 7cm.  On the top of the jar it reads  THREE 333 THREES REGD trade mark and the bottom reads Property of S. R.  McALPINE SYDNEY.  Base reads:  G M   E IS. 238 *My 2nd is a clear, smooth, hexagonal shaped jar.  Height 17. 5cm, 8. 5x6cm base.  It has x8 embosed diamonds four on front & four on back with x18 vertical lines (different lengths) on the bottom half x6 front & x6 back.  The rim is 6cm round.  It reads on the bottom  FAWCETT BROS.  SYDNEY.   *My 3rd is a clear, smooth, hexagonal shaped bottle.  17. 5cm in height, 8cm width, 1. 5cm neck, hexagonal base 7. 5 x 5. 5cm.  Bottom of bottle reads TAYLOR CHEMICAL CO.  SYDNEY.  Base reads:   G  M    IS. 122  IO *For my 4th I actually have x3 of the same but different dates.  They are amber in colour, & smooth.  Shaped like an old beer bottle.  Height 26. 5cm & width 7cm.  They read on front of bottle THE N. S. W.  BOTTLE COMPANY PTY.  LTD and the base reads    G  G    G   M  M  M   1951    1961  1962   IS 89    IS 89  IS 89   15    933  56 *5th is a clear, smooth cylinder shape.  Height 24. 5cm & 7. 5cm width.  On the top half of the bottle it has x3 circle embossed with a sun inside the circle going around the top of the bottle.  The writing around one of the circles reads TRADE REGISTERED MARK and the bottom half of the bottle reads MARCHANTS LTD SYDNEY.  The base reads 1956.  The bottle also has x2 embossed line going around the top & bottom of the bottle.    *6th is a clear, smooth, round, cylinder shape bottle.  26. 5cm height & 7. 5cm width.  On the top of the bottle it is embossed with a donut shape circle with the writing of NOONS CORDIALS WINDSOR inside the circle.  It also has x2 embossed lines going around the top & bottom.    *7th is smooth, amber, rounded flask like shape.  13cm height, 8 cm width, 1cm lip, 2cm neck & 7. 5cm base.  It has vertical lines on the front x14 with the writing in between lines sideways POISION NOT TO BE TAKEN.  The base reads T348.    *8th smooth, amber, oval shaped base or flask like.  Screw top lid, height 13cm, width 7cm, neck 2cm, base 4. 5 x 6. 5cm.  The base reads lg. 394.    *9th clear, smooth, cylinder shape.  Embossed vertical lines top half, height 18cm, 6. 5cm width, 2. 5 rim.  Reads CHAM

PION VINEGAR CO.  AUST Pty Ltd.    Thank you! Sorry there are so many.

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 From: dmk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: plz reply

Date: 02/12/

2005 9:32:24 PM

  could u plz let me know about this bottle there are no writing on the bottle it is tall dark blue bottle with a fish etched on it plz plz     dora kahn  A

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 From: MARIAN I MCRAE

To: JAOK20@BOTTLEBOOKS.com

Subject: wine bottle

Date: 02/12/

2005 7:43:38 PM

  I was wondering if you might be able to help me out, I bought a wine bottle from a garage sale it feels like it is made out of cement, it is double handled with Egyptians on the front and back two standing and one kneeling.  it says on the bottom of the bottle" made Italy exclusively for luxardo" it has a stamp or seal across the front that says " imported by m. o. g.  imports inc.  san francisco calif.  the Egyptians are accented with gold.  contents that were in the bottle  Italian cherry wine.  The bottle is beautiful it almost looks more like vase.  If you can help me i would greatly appreciate it Thanks Marian Burum, calif

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From: A & M  Sewing Machine Repair

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Kool-Aid Soda Pop Bottle

Date: 02/12/

2005 7:25:25 PM

  Dear Digger,     Today, I purchased a bottle at an antiques mall, and was wondering if you had any information about it.   It is a clear glass bottle.   The front has a painted label that says, "Kool-Aid", with "First in Flavor" below it.   It is an 8 oz.  bottle, and the back says that it was "Bottled under license from Perkins Products Co. , Chicago, ILL"  "Bottled by: Kool-Aid Bottling Company, Columbus, Ohio".       I would really like to have as much info as possible.   Also, the bottom of the bottle says,  "Patented, July 16, 1940. . . . . . . . . . . . . No121514. . . . . . . . . . . . . . C1265. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duraglas"   Thanks so much for any help!

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 From: Charles Cothern

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Light Bulb Bottle

Date: 02/12/

2005 2:39:21 PM

  Attached are two pictures of the bottle.  I bought at an auction. . the bottle was filled with popcorn.  Label on bottom says "Made in Spain" Any info/help would be appreciated.  Robin r

 

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 From: AllstarM

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 02/12/

2005 8:33:22 AM

  I am doing a research project for shcool as was wondering if you could send  me any pictures or information that you have on Hamlin's Wizard Oil Company.    If so please send as soon as possible.   Please write any further contact  information.  

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 From: Mike Poe

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 02/12/

2005 1:18:14 PM

  Hi Digger,  I have a J. A.  Gilka bottle that is in top shape.  I see that some of them say " not to be sold" but this one does not.  Can you give me a rough estimate of it's worth please.    Thank you, Mike 

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 From: Jimmy Bray

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pontil

Date: 02/12/

2005 9:45:41 AM

  Mr.  Odell, Just wanted to confirm the price and your address so I can order your book on pontilled medicines.  Thanks, Jimmy Bray Oglethorpe, Ga

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From: Julia Sinclair

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Boroleum. . ?

Date: 02/12/

2005 6:59:10 AM

  Your site had a boroleum bottle  Sinclair co.    where could I read on that? Thanks, Julie

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 From: Oliver Jordan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 02/11/

2005 10:55:57 PM

  Do you have any information on a company called Southern Beverages?  Found a clear bottle that reads Southern Beverages inside an upside down triangle, raised letters.  It is an 8 oz bottle and says Panama City, FL.   It is not in good shape as the lip of the top is broken.  It is an ABM for sure.  Not really looking for a price or anything just information.

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 From: Tiffany Swanson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Lewis bottle

Date: 02/11/

2005 8:03:29 PM

  Dear Jaok    I have a bottle that says Lewis bottling works Kane pa there is an l embossed on the bottom  the mouth of the bottle or the (top) is kida Like round on bottom of the mouth and then there’s a ring on the top of the round and its seven ounces it says  I would like the history any pictures related the date and where in Kane it was located also i would really like the value can you please get back to me thank you because i tried calling the library an the commerce and they couldn’t figure it out thank you TIffany please please help thanks ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 From: judith sabo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: anheuser busch metal can

Date: 02/11/

2005 7:44:30 PM

  any value to a 1928 dated metal container made by anheuser busch. margrove inc. geneva n. y. eastwood dairy syracuse n. y.

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 From: htaylor

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Olive Green

Date: 02/11/

2005 8:24:39 AM

  Digger, You won't believe this but we just hooked up the satellite internet connection this month on a remote cay in the Bahamas and used  a Google search to find your site as it mentioned the bottle we were researching in the blurb.  When we found the question and your answer we were of course very surprised to read that your inquisitor had also found the identical bottle on a beach in the Bahamas.  Your answer to that person certainly answered our questions about the bottle also, however, ours has no "6" on the bottom.  Thanks for the info and the amusement, Hugh in the Exumas 

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 From: Zachary Gillihan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question Battery oil bottles

Date: 02/11/

2005 12:38:25 AM

  Hi digger Odell, My name is zachary g.  and i collect insulators and train signals.  I walk the MKT trail here in mo and in Booneville Mo i was walking along and saw a plastic battery and next to it were two UNopened bottles of battery oil.  I have found these before but empty, I have questions about where they are from there not edison but the only thing they have on them is " Battery Oil " embossed in the front.  See below pictures.  I would GREATLY thank you for all information on these and a price tag about how much you think they are worth.  Are they common to be found caped with the oil in them? Who made this brand? When? Please take time to tell me about them.  If you need better pictures please le tme know and please just email me back. Thanks,  Zachary Gillihan ICON member  Pictures:  Plastic Signal Battery: http://www. insulators.com/pictures/?id=105412445  Oil Battery Bottles: http://www. insulators.com/pictures/?id=104958258  THANKS!

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From: Tim and Debbie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 02/10/

2005 9:36:33 PM

  Hi,    I not sure if you can help me with this or not but, I found a bottle by an old homestead here in Montana and was trying to find some information on it to no avail.   I have attached two pics in JPG format.   The bottle is approximately 2 ¼ inches high and approximately ¾ inches wide.   The seam extends all the way through the lip.   It has “CETS” embossed on the bottom with “IT” under it.   On the side it has the number “11”.   The bottle appears to be flat on 3 sides with one side bowing out.   The glass also has a lavender tint to it.   Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you Tim Knotts 

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 From: graham and sandy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: antique horsefoot inkwell

Date: 02/10/

2005 8:05:40 PM

  Hello, not sure if I have the right place, but do you have any idea how much an inkwell made from a horse's hoof and gold plated is worth.  It has the horse's name and dated 1875 on the top.  Thanks for any info.  Sandy

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 From: diana

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help, please

Date: 02/10/

2005 8:32:06 PM

  Hello Digger, My friend has two Hazel Atlas bottles.  They have Tiolene Motor Oil on them and are about 18 inches tall and clear glass.  I would like to know when they were made and their value.  Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated.  thank you so much.   Diana ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 From: Sdag

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Inherited 37 Soda Bottles

Date: 02/10/

2005 10:50:20 AM

  Hello, I am writing you to ask a few questions about some bottles a next   door neighbor recently gave me.  There are a total of 37.  One in particular, that   is sitting in front of me is a Full 16 OZS.  Double Cola bottle.  The lettering  is  white with a red background, from about 3/4 of the way and down is a  swirl  design.  Also, how can I find the dates on some of these bottles? There are   numbers on some, and none on others.  I also have 2 7 FL.  OZS.  7up bottles,  the  glass is green, and on the front and back, it reads, SEVEN-UP "You like it,  it  likes you".  From Willow Springs, MO.    Thanks, Scott A.  D.  

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From: HappyHoppy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: re gingerbeer bottle

Date: 02/10/

2005 10:15:50 AM

  mrs j hobkirk id like info on a lauterbach stone ginger beer bottle  from Sunderland it used  to be county Durham but now tyne & wear uk, the  one i have was my grandmothers  and is in mint condition, the trade mark is two  crossed keys would be  grateful for any  knowledge.  

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 From: Northern New Yorker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: Plexo 1, Plexo 2, Whitine 1, Whitine 2

Date: 02/10/

2005 1:59:07 PM

 Can You tell me anything about these 2 bottles.  The Plexo bottle stands 4 1/2 tall x 1 1/2 wide x 2.  The  other says USE WHITINE FOR WHITE KID ALBION MFC CO NEW YORK.  It stands 5 1/2 tall x 2 wide x 1.  Any information about these would be helpful.  Chris 

     

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 From: Bjo8broo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: shady springs whiskey bottle

Date: 02/09/

2005 5:18:32 PM

  Found this bottle in my attic.  it has bottled in bond written on the label.    it came from the medley distilling co inc. can you tell me anything about it? it   has reg.  dist no 49i. r. b. w. no. 68 dist. of ky. it also has federal law forbids  sale  or re-use of this bottle imprinted on the glass and a screw on  cap.

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 From: Housesitr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sunsweeet Prune Juice Bottle, Green

Date: 02/09/

2005 1:43:30 PM

  Hi.   I found this question on your website from Nov 2002.   I have the exact  same bottle.    Is it worth anything?   Thank you.  Mike Worth, Mt Laurel NJ   I accidentally came across your site and was quite intrigued since I had  recently obtained a bottle which I was curious about.  anyway, I would like to  know if it is worth anything.  I got it for $2.  it is a sunsweet prune juice  bottle.  it is green glass, round shape (diameter 5") on 2 sides with other 2 sides  3" (like a boyscout canteen) about 6 inches in height and also has the words  on the bottom "embossed" (i'm not sure what the term is but the words are  raised and part of the glass) "Sunsweet, (next line) pat.  appl'd.  for" it also has  above the words an emblem that looks like Saturn: a circle with a ring around  it with the numbers 3 on one side and 6 on the other.  the lip is definitely  not a screw on type as there are no ridges of that sort.  but the lip does come  out like a ring around it about a centimeter down.  it looks like it has been  blown since there is an irregular but very light circle on the base.  whether it  is worth anything or not, it's pretty and i'll enjoy it.  just curious.  thank  you for any info.  hyun

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 From: Jessica

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1896 crown royal bottle

Date: 02/09/

2005 5:01:11 PM

  Found a bottle empty crown royal 1896.

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 From: NJWC

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1926 coke bottle

Date: 02/09/

2005 11:14:32 AM

  Digger I have a June 1, 1926 patented soda water coke bottle.  Unlike the   other on your web site, this bottle is clear.  It's a 6 oz.  bottle with Boise,   Idaho on the bottom.  The bottom half of the bottle is square or 4 sided with   raised pieces of the bottle at the bottom.  The mouth of the is in the shape of   an o and then is raised about two inches down.  Very heavy glass material.    Value in question.  - Rene Castro

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From: Tharlotte

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Rogers brothers cobalt blue bottle

Date: 02/09/

2005 9:16:52 AM

  Digger, Thank you so much for your prompt reply.   You provide a very valuable service  to those of us who " don't know ".   Thank you again.   Charlotte

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 From: Rkchicago

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle description

Date: 02/09/

2005 8:24:31 AM

  Dear Jack, I have a bottle quite simuliar to the bottle described by reader and email  sent to you on 7/7/2004 with picture found on website.  the description is  simuliar as below except my bottle is black or either very dark amber and the  writing on the bottom are Liqour, Ky DRB-230, Bottle, 119 3 74.  On the cork there's  writing which I can only make out the first 5 letters which are CORTH three  letters follow can you tell me anything about this bottle.  Is there any value  etc.  Portion of the persons email below is Barb Paris written on 7/7/2004 she also  had a following email with simuliar picture.    Thank you, Renee Kennedy The other bottle is 11 1/2 inches tall and about 3 3/4 inches in diameter.  It  has different shapes of embossing around it.  It has a stopper type top with a  cork around the bottom.  The only identification on the bottle is on the  bottom - KY DRG 230 on the top of the bottom and 119 1 68 on the bottom.  In the  middle of the bottom is an embossed fan shaped figure.  I'm just curious what  these bottles may be.  Can you tell by the description? Thank you so much for your  website and help!

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 From: Asser

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOURBON BOTTLE

Date: 02/09/

2005 10:32:46 AM

  I was working on an old house and found a 1/2 pint bottle of MAYFLOWER BOURBON This bottle is still full it has a picture of a ship on the lable and imbost in the bottle the lable says it was bottled by schendley dist lawrencwburg,ind  Is there any value to it or is just more trash

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 From: Dorman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Blended Scotch Whisky Bottle

Date: 02/09/

2005 1:01:14 AM

     To whom it may Concern  4/5 Bottle From the GlenSpey LTD   Musical Bottle that plays Coming thru the rye.   Scotish Dancer Inside.  Wind up.   With off and on button.   What is it worth, ty.

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 From: Tharlotte

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rogers brothers cobalt blue bottle

Date: 02/08/

2005 5:00:23 PM

  Digger, As above bottle with date of 1850, Salem, NJ.   Also round disk on neck of  bottle stamped Wheaton, NJ.   Around 7 inches tall .   Thanks for your help??   Charlotte

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 From: Shephard, Dawn  

To: 'jaok20@bottlebooks Sent: Monday, February 07,

2005 10:10 PM

 

Subject: BottleQuestion Hi,   I know you probably get heaps of questions relating to how much a bottle is worth. . . well here comes another one if you don't mind answering it.   I have a Florida water bottle (approx 23cm high with a seam in the glass) with this info on the side  Florida Water  Murray & Lanman  Druggist  New-York   If you could let me know what era it's from and if in fact it is worth anything (not that it matters it's a nice bottle) I would really appreciate it.   Regards  Dawn Shephard  South Australia 

To: Shephard, Dawn

Subject: Re: BottleQuestion 1890s $12-$15

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From: Sandy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Information please!

Date: 02/08/

2005 3:55:08 PM

  Hello Digger,  What an interesting website.  I spent entirely too much time on same this a. m. ! I have a bottle, I hope you can give me some insight on: It is a light aqua 5 1/2" high x 2 1/4" wide.  The neck itself is 11/2" and slender.  The only marking is on the bottom.  It is embossed with O G W.  My digital camera is antiquated, so I cannot send a picture.  Sorry.  Many thanks, Sandy Poole

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 From: LINDA DENTON

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sanford canning jar

Date: 02/08/

2005 2:22:11 PM

  I've searched everywhere I can think of and cannot find information on a canning jar.  It is a 1 quart jar, wide mouth, glass lid with a zinc ring that screws on to hold the glass top.  The glass top says Sanford Mfg on one edge and Patent July 10, 1900 on the other edge.  In the center it says New York and Chicago under it.  In all my years of looking at canning jars I have never seen this one.  Help.  Thanks.  Linda 

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 From: Kathryn Joosten

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Garnier bottle

Date: 02/07/

2005 10:27:34 PM

  I have a garnier bottle labeled creme de menthe.   It is in the form of an English Bobby standing on a platform that says London and is about 14 inches high.   the date on the bottom is 1970.   How can I find out the value of this bottle.  Kathy Joosten -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 From: Todd Andress

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: brooks tangy-est catsup

Date: 02/07/

2005 8:51:22 PM

    Recently while hunting I found a number of old bottles and cans that had been discarded some time ago on public land.  I took one bottle out of curiosity.  It is a Brooks Tangy-est catsup bottle.  I was hoping that you could help me date it.  It still the lid which pulls off instead of twisting off.  Its clear and on the bottom it says Brooks, Duraglas, and the number 7 a symbol and then the number 1.  The symbol is round with a diamond type shape through it and looks like an I or 1 inside of it.  Any info you send my was would be great.    Thanks Todd Andress

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 From: donnat

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: value worth

Date: 02/07/

2005 6:43:28 PM

  can you tell me the value of hobbleskirt coca cola root bottle dated november 16 1915 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 From: Todd Andress

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: brooks tangy-est catsup

Date: 02/07/

2005 8:51:32 PM

    Recently while hunting I found a number of old bottles and cans that had been discarded some time ago on public land.  I took one bottle out of curiosity.  It is a Brooks Tangy-est catsup bottle.  I was hoping that you could help me date it.  It still the lid which pulls off instead of twisting off.  Its clear and on the bottom it says Brooks, Duraglas, and the number 7 a symbol and then the number 1.  The symbol is round with a diamond type shape through it and looks like an I or 1 inside of it.  Any info you send my was would be great.    Thanks Todd Andress

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 From: patrick troutman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle ?

Date: 02/07/

2005 6:25:03 PM

  dear digger, hi my name is patrick troutman and i have a question about a bottle i found in the bottom of a river bed in ohio.  the bottle has no names on it but on the bottom it says pat. d. march 3 1925 and the bottle has spiral raised designs from top to bottom it is the size of a pop bottle.  i would like to know anything i can about it because i thought it was pretty cool.  thanks for the help 

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 From: Shirley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Boston Bottle?

Date: 02/07/

2005 11:47:40 AM

  I have a aqua colored bottle, with C. W.  & C. R. M  Boston embossed on the bottle.   It has a wire snap top.   Could you give me any information about it? Thanks

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 From: catherine welsh-decoret   fr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Please

Date: 02/05/

2005 3:54:22 PM

  Hello,  I am looking for " BOLLS BALLERINA BOTTLE" patented  called : liqueur parfait Amour from 1950 or 1960 Any informations wellcome Thank you C.

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 From: Shelly Bonds

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Found Codd bottle

Date: 02/07/

2005 3:52:17 AM

  Hi, I recently found a Codds patent bottle, and on the opposite side it  has the word natraj, with a dancer inside of a circle, on the bottom it  just says 225 ML.   I have found only one other natraj Codd bottle  on-line, that was identical except for on its bottom it has Made In  India  8-oz,  Can you help me find when these were produced, and what  was natraj.   Thank You very much!  Shelly

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 From: pam

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bourne Denby

Date: 02/06/

2005 12:17:30 AM

  Goo day I have 3 Ginger Beer bottles made by Bourne Denby - each have Southend Harrington on upper rim and 2 have Bourne Denby stamped on lower side one with 15, and one with 25 and the last one has no stamp at all and I am having trouble finding any information on them.  Can you help? Kindest Regards Pam H -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

From: Debbie Jenner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Possible Pre-Prohibition Whiskey Bottle

Date: 02/06/

2005 6:42:41 PM

  Hello Digger, I have searched your site, and others, and can't find out the value or background of this bottle.  It may be pre-prohibited.  I will start at the top.  The screw on metal cap is embossed with "Paul Jones, Antique, Four Roses" on top.  The entire bottle is embossed with a ship and pirate sceen.  The back  has an imbedded  label with "Paul Jones Whiskey, one pint 100 proof, Bottled under U. S.  Government supervision at the Frankfort Distillery, No 33 Dist.  of KY Permit KY. -P-2, Louisville Kentucky Produced Fall 1915, Allen- Bradley Company Dist of Kentucky, For medicinal purposes only Sale or use for other purposes will cause heavy penalties to be inflicted".  It has a wheat type design around the edges, in Gold.  Under that is a space embedded for a label that is missing.  The front , has an imbedded label with "Paul Jones, U. S. A.  SPIRITUS FRUMENTI".  On the bottom is an embossed centered diamond shape with the #3 under it.  We live in an old home from the 1800's and have been tearing out inside walls to add real insulation, and drywall.  We have found many OLD newspapers and bottles and cast iron pans that I assume were used as insulation at one time.  Strange, but true.  I sure would appreciate it if you could help me to find out the bottles background and value.  If you have time please email your findings to me with Reply.  I have a hard time finding the answers to questions people ask, But your site is very interesting and must take you forever to keep up on.  Thank you so much for your time and effort in this task.  Debbie 

   

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 From: FifthHouse

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Arrowhead and Chivas bottles

Date: 02/06/

2005 9:23:41 AM

  Digger:      A friend of ours has two glass bottles that he believes are very old.    One is an Arrowhead Spring Water bottle (maybe a quart or so) in a sort of Art  Deco style with an Indian (Chief?) standing on an arrowhead; on the bottom is  "DES90619" (the first letter may be "O" or "Q", we can't tell for sure).   The  second bottle is green, and says "Chivas Brothers Ltd.  Aberdeen Scotland" with  "CBC 10 101A" on it.   How old are these bottles, and how much are they worth?   Thanks for your help.   Robbie

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 From: Mailhaula

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Town Tavern Stright Rye Whiskey.  

Date: 02/06/

2005 6:32:46 AM

  Hello.   I own a Bottle of Town Tavern Straight Rye Whiskey.  Unopened.   Has 1/2 a  cork.  Still air tight as far as I can tell.  Its a quart bottle.  Still  has most  of the Tax paid red tape?Or what ever it's called.  U. S.  Internal  Revenue  #43-1208826.  90 proof.   Its 3 years old. .  lol yea  right.    National Distillers Products Corp,   Peoria ILL.  Bottom of bottle  hasDES. PAT 91561  56 (SIMBLE) 9   Is there anything  you can tell me more about this? Worth  Anything? Drinkable?  I thank you for  any and all hope.     Don Barrie    Plymouth MA

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 From: DARREN WOLFE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pm whiskey bottles

Date: 02/05/

2005 11:26:37 PM

  Digger, I have several PM

 Deluxe Blended Whiskey bottles.  I would like to know the rarity, value and maybe some history of these bottles.  The base of the bottle has some embossed numbers on it.  The bottle is rectangular and has a red, white and gold label and amber glass.  The bottles are in mint condition.  I am attaching a picture of the bottle.  any help would be appreciated thanks.   Darren

 

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 From: stephanie gordon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: This bottle

Date: 02/05/

2005 9:04:13 PM

  Hello my name is Mitch.  Me and my cousin where looking in the woods near my  house and we found a bunch of bottles.  We're curious to see how old they are  and looking to see if they are worth anything.  One of them has a indention  and in it it says Raleigh's (trade mark) is written under it and along the  bottom it says "bottle made in usa" it has a place for a screw on lid.  the  color is clear.  this one says CANADA DRY Vodka we think it's missing the c and we just want  to know if you know anything about it its from kentucky distillers company. \  thank you Attachment N1:

 

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 From: DIANE DI LEONARDO

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hi

Date: 02/05/

2005 8:33:52 PM

  Hi Digger, I found the attached bottle at a garage sale.  It says Inne Dispensables on the bottom.  It has a fancy embroidered border at the base and tthe glass is tinted green.  Do you know anything about this bottle? Also, I know where a bottle dump is but it is in a neighbor hood and no one else knows or thinks of it any more, I was a kid (early 70"s) when I found it.  (I didn't know what I had then, but do now).  (Sort of).  I have been back to the site since and the vegetation obscures it and is it off the beaten path and will probably remain undiscovered for quite some time to come.  It is between houses but on the edge of the wilderness.  It was on a military base.  Got any suggestions on how to acess it without causing a stir? The dump was pretty big and really deep, it towered over my head.  It consisted mostly of bottles but also contained old shavers, lace up boots and silverware, milk bottles as well as blue cobalt.  It was uncovered during construction but covered up so no one would get hurt.  Thanks for your time and help.  Any information would be appreciated.     Diane  in Colorado.    

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 From: Harry Shaw  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Perfume Bottle

Date: 02/05/

2005 4:37:21 PM

  Let me begin by thanking you for taking my  question.   I have searched your site and have found some related information, but was wondering if you could give me some specifics on the origin of this perfume bottle I found in the wall of a Brockton, MA home in 1969.    It has the paper label and says 'VIOLETTE'  The side label reads Roger & Gallet  Paris.   It has a stamp on it that reads Roger Gallet Grand Prix Paris 1889.    I was just wondering if that would be the date of the bottle and about what it would be worth, as well as any history you may be able to share.    Thank you again for taking  my question.     Harry Shaw FL

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 From: Tiquesntrinkets

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: January 2000 question

Date: 02/05/

2005 9:46:43 AM

  I read the question regarding the 'Lotes' dimpled bottle.   I believe  it is  the right company, wrong spelling.   It is Loetz.   They made high  quality,  artistic glass similar to Lalique, Tiffany, etc.  and I imagine it is  valuable.   I  know it's an old question, but if I was looking, I suspect  others are too.    Thanks, Janelle

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 From: Tiquesntrinkets

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Decorated Lundborg's Perfume Bottle

Date: 02/05/

2005 9:32:23 AM

  Hello!  Great website!  Full of very interesting and useful  material.   I've  been browsing for hours, and since I can't find what I'm  looking for about  this bottle, I decided to ask the pro.   When I purchased  this, I was told it  was a poison bottle.   It looked way too enticing to  have held poison, and due  to my curious nature, I think I've determined it is a  Lundborg's perfume  bottle.   I held it up to the light, and much to my  surprise, I could read the  backwards etched letters 'Lundborg's Ocean  Spray'.   Then I read that Lundborg's  sold fancy packaged perfume.  It  is quite large, measuring 9" tall.   I can find  nothing about this  particular bottle and have been looking to purchase a  vintage ad depicting  it.   Do you make any references to this particular line of  bottles in your  cologne's volume?  This bottle may not have much value, but I  like  it.   Thank you for your time and all the great information on your   website.   Janelle

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 From: Maura Kelly

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cobalt Blue Schmidt Bottle

Date: 02/05/

2005 10:37:28 AM

 

Dear Mr.  Odell, I am sending photos of a cobalt blue bottle to ask for your assistance in getting the history, age, use, value and any other pertinent info.   This is the first time I have viewed your site and was very impressed and excited by it!  My parents didn't know anything about it which leads me to believe it was part of my grandmother's many antique items.   My grandparents lived in and around Pittsburgh, PA.  and I understand my grandmother bought many antiques over the years.   The bottle is a 2" diameter at the top, 2 5/8" diam at the base.   Stands about 6 to 6 1/8" tall.   The bottom seems to be an 'open pontil' .  The top lip is a bit uneven (appears handblown) with a subtle dip or low-spout where the side-seam meets the top lip.  It is embossed towards the bottom circumference with "SCHMIDT PATENT".   From your site, I'm guessing it to be 1830's to 1855. . . ?  I would appreciate any help~  Thanks,  Shannon         

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 From: Clay Reed

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Spey Royal Bottle Dsc0009

Date: 02/05/

2005 9:06:00 AM

  I have such a bottle exactly as yours depicted.  To give you information  about it all I can say is that the bottle was given to me by a German Lady who I befriended.  She said it was acquired by her husband in Germany during WWII.  The bottle indicates 100 months old by a prominent label.  I can then only surmise its age to 1945 minus 5 to 10 years.  However unlike the bottle depicted in your photo, My bottle is still full of whiskey and has a vertical label (unbroken) red in color and faded some what bearing a serial number which connects the twist top to the bottle.  Also at the bottom of the bottle is a on off dial and underneath a copper twist to wind and play a dancing scotchman to a simple musical tune.  He bounces up and down but I think he would originally have rotated completely but I have no idea.  I wonder how the scotch would taste after so many years :}.  Hope this helps.

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 From: SBEBOUT10

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: u.  s.  navy mustard bottle

Date: 02/04/

2005 7:29:36 PM

  Dear Digger,  When I was stationed in Key West, FL, in 1970, I took up the hobby of scuba  diving.  I was taught by a US Navy diver and became certifed.  We became bored  and started looking for artifacts in 30-50 feet of water around the Key West  area.  We found an old channel and started collecting what we thought were odd  shaped coral groves.  We took these odd shaped coral groves to a bottle shop  because we new one of these was a bottle encrusted in the coral.  He showed us how  to remove the coral without damaging the bottle.  This started my hobby of  collecting bottles while I was in Key West.  During one of my dives, I brought up a  routine coral-encrusted bottle.  After careful cleaning, it turned out to be a  mint-condition US Navy mustard bottle identical to the ones brought up from  the ironclad ships of the Civil War.  This has been sitting in my closet for 35  years now.  If you, or anyone, has a need for this bottle, please do not  hesitate to contact me.   Thank You, Jim Bebout 

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 From: Julie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Help with an old wine bottle please

Date: 02/04/

2005 4:51:13 PM

  I have this Garrett & Co wine bottle in my possession.  I've searched your archives and all I can find on Garrett & Co are clear bottles.  This one is green and on the front (label is missing) it has an embossed star near the top and at the bottom is embossed Contents 12-4/5 oz.  It measures about 10-1/2" tall.  The bottom has a 4 embossed on it.  The back reads Garretts American Wines (in the crest) and Rec.  U. S.  Pat.  Off.  Garrett & Co.  Inc.  Established 1835 Pioneer American Wine Growers New York.  Refilling Prohibited.   Any comments on age and value would be appreciated.   Thanks, Julie

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From: Jenault5

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 02/04/

2005 11:46:52 AM

  Hey, Digger. . .   I recently received 2 commemative Jim Beam Ceramic Bottles.   I believe one is  a great dane dated 1950 and one dated 1951 - an old sailor standing with a  boy.   Both bottles the seales are intact and unopened.   Any idea how much they are worth?  Best regards, Jane Nault ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 From: s c

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whistle soda bottle

Date: 02/04/

2005 4:16:47 PM

  Digger, my husband found this bottle in a old homesite.  We can't find any one who ever heard of this drink.  It is a clear (7 oz. ) bottle with blue & white lettering.  On the bottom, it has a B in a circle,M-25,# 47 and 5 in small squares.  What might it be worth ?    Thanks,Sandy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 From: SharonVF

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 02/04/

2005 9:50:48 AM

 Hello, I am hoping you can give me some information about this old bottle I  found in the basement of an abandoned farmhouse in Kansas about ten years ago.    It's about 4 3/4 inches tall and about 9 1/4 in diameter.   On the bottom it  says, St Devis (or Denis) Pat.  Pending with an S or a 5 in the center.   Thank  you in advance for any info you can give me.    Sharon  Attachment N1: Untitled01  Attachment N2: Untitled02

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 From: Jerry Austin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pre 1914 coke bottle

Date: 02/03/

2005 10:01:44 PM

  i have a couple of blue tinted coke bottles from blue ridge bottling works, staunton, va.   one has intact paper label with asa candler signature.  any info?     Jerry L.  Austin  Staunton, VA

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From: Amber G

To: JAOK20@BOTTLEBOOKS.com

Subject: Try-Me Beverage

Date: 02/03/

2005 9:38:21 PM

  Hi there!  I was wondering what you might know about a beverage company or a bottle with the name "Try-Me Beverage" patented in Norfolk Virginia in April 1924.   I have a few other bottles which I will inquire about later, this was just one that I've been thinking about and wondered if you might have any information about.   Thanks for you time!  Ozzie and Amber Gray

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 From: gary

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: strange bottle

Date: 02/03/

2005 9:24:43 PM

  Jack, tell me if you know anything about this one.  I am a heavy equipment operator, and as I was digging a ditch in Carson City Nv.  I spotted this bottle.  I think it's a beer bottle, it is clear with a crown top, the seem runs all the to way to the top,12 oz.  with no markings of any kind.  The strange part is the bottom is round ( you cannot set it down vertically, only horizontally).  I don't have a camera or I would send a picture.  It appears to be in good condition, I rinced most of the dirt out of it, I haven't used a bottle brush or soap on it yet.  Any info would be appreciated. . . . . . . . Thank you,  Gary N.

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 From: amy chini

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rubbing Alcohol

Date: 02/03/

2005 5:30:10 PM

  Hi there!  I know you get tons of questions, so I don't know that I'll get a response in time, but. . . .  I am designing the props in a college production of The Who's: Tommy, and need rubbing alcohol bottles from the late fifties.   Were these glass at the time?  About how big were they?     Thank you so much, Amy

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 From: Mike & Judy Arrington

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02/03/

2005 5:07:00 PM

  This was in Grandma's house when we cleaned it out - It has the "Federal Law Forbids. " thing on the bottom.   The letter 'I' in a small circle, and the numbers 58, 57 over top of R-105 and a "7" .   Can you place it?  Thanks, M.  Arrington

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 From: Spock2008

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Digger, what do you think- Original or Bust?

Date: 02/03/

2005 8:13:39 AM

  I think it is original according to McKearin.    Claude  Attachment N1: MVC-124F. JPG  Attachment N2: MVC-125F. JPG  Attachment N3: MVC-126F. JPG  Attachment N4: MVC-127F. JPG  Attachment N5: MVC-128F. JPG  Attachment N6: MVC-129F. JPG

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 From: Dana

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

Date: 02/03/

2005 7:56:34 AM

  I have a brown dursglas bottle, it has duraglas close to the bottom and on  the bottom there E-1595  a big 7- and 7 then a circle with a I in it then a 2. .   on the top of the bttle you can tell it had a screw top but where you would  put the lid on it has like two tabs like it hooks to something,,, please if you  know any information let me know I found this bottle 20 years ago and forgot  about it.  it drives me crazy not to know anything about it.  thanks for any help  Dana Bliemeister 

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From: Bill Adcox

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle's worth

Date: 02/03/

2005 11:02:46 AM

 

Dear Sir:  My grandmother kept several old bottles around her house and I ended up with one that used to contained one gallon of Garrett's wine.   Attached pictures will show the bottle and cork.   Other numbers on bottom of bottle are 3423 and a S with overlapping C's and then an O.   The bottle has grapes and vine on the exterior with an Eagle Garrett's American Wines insignia.   I read in your comments from April 2003 that Garretts was bought out or associated with Virginia Dare but there is no mention of Virginia Dare on this bottle, which makes me wonder if it predates the Virginia Dare period.   The artwork appears to be that of George Smith assignor to the Olean Glass company that you mentioned in that previous reply in figure 1 (front) and figure 3 (back).   The missing Virginia Dare and the fact this bottle has only one finger grip versus two made we wonder if this bottle would be dated later than 1936 and also what it's approx.  value might be.   Sincerely,  Bill Adcox  Attachment N1: Mvc-012s. jpg  Attachment N2: Mvc-013s. jpg

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From: Jackson, Matthew

To: 'jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: matt's ebay pics 016

Date: 02/03/

2005 5:58:59 AM

   I was wondering if you could give me an idea of what year this whiskey bottle and what kind of whiskey that was in it that im sending to you . This also has a man on the apposite side of the woman and has a music box on the bottom that plays the song " HOW DRY I AM  " .  And an approximate price .  Thank you  matthew    

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 From: Randy Patterson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Luxardo Liqueur Bottle

Date: 02/03/

2005 3:13:42 AM

  Checking to see if the attached photo of Lacrime D'ORO Luxardo Liqueur  bottle has any value.   any help would be greatly appreciated.   Randy  Patterson

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 From: debbie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02/02/

2005 9:44:34 PM

  If I send you a picture of a bottle I just recently got from my grandmom, would you be able to tell me anything about it? It is black, with original cork, some type of glaze, and "London 1747" in scratched in the bottom. . . the bottom is unfinished, tan in color.   I will send the pic if you ok it. . . . I know how risky it can be to open something that is unknown.   Thank you.  D.  Adkins Roanoke VA

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 From: CKsquarepeg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bols animals

Date: 02/02/

2005 6:57:48 PM

  Hi Digger I was wondering if you know anything about bols glass animals liqueur bottles.  I have a cherry flavoured pig & an apricot dog, they're both sealed & I have the original packaging for the dog.  I was wondering if they're worth anything or should I just open them & drink the contents? C. Krick

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From: DALE BURTON

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wine Decanter

Date: 02/02/

2005 11:28:26 PM

  I have a wine decanter, Italian Wine, Product of Italy Bottled by Casa Vinicaol Bardi Ubaldo, Imported by Mildrod Company, Los Angeles Ca  It is a ceramic Santa about 13 inches tall  with a bag of toys on his back, holding a black lantern in his left hand.   There is a number, 299, on the bottom of the decanter.  It has an embedded cork in the top of the Santa hat.   I have tried to check out the Milford Company and also the Italian company but no success.   Can you tell me anything about this or tell me where to go to research it?  Thanks for any help you can give me  Judy

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From: Michael Robbins

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fwd: TA Mills Seltzer Bottle

Date: 02/02/

2005 9:08:58 PM

  Dear Mr.  Odell,     Several weeks ago I sent you an e-mail below inquiring about the whereabouts of a seltzer bottle with TA Mills inscribed upon it, which a reader had e-mailed you about several years ago.  As I mentioned, TA Mills was a company run by my grandfather and great-grandfather and I would love to purchase one of those bottles.  If you have a way to contact the owner of the bottle, I would appreciate it if you could let me know.  Again, thanks for your help.  Sincerely, Michael Robbins  I noticed that one of your readers was requesting information about a seltzer bottle labeled TA Mills (Please see attachment).  My great grandfather bottled and delivered seltzer in NYC using a horse drawn wagon in the early years of the last century.  I would be very interested in purchasing the bottle if you would be so kind as to forward the e-mail address of the writer.  Thank you for your help.  Sincerely, Michael Robbins  this is the listing from your website:

Hi Digger, I have tried to find information about the name and bottle information on the web without any luck.  I hope you can help me.  I have a seltzer bottle that is a deep rich turquoise color, with etched script in old English, and leaves around the lettering on each side, like an oval frame.  The lettering says:T. A.  Mills.  This name also appears on the spout, and is engraved into the metal. It says: T. A.  Mills New York 67.  Their are no seams to show where the bottle was joined together, if in fact it was.  It is smooth with no seams.  On the bottom of this bottle is engraved, (made in Czechoslovakia).  I would really appreciate any information you could give me about this seltzer bottle and name that is etched on it.  Best Regards, David

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From: Kerry Johnson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Thomas Adams 1st editioncanadian whisky bottle with the whisky and the serial #

Date: 02/02/

2005 9:03:54 PM

  This came in a book like case 1954 seal all in place.   I have all kinds of old bottle from my father's liquor store.   Are any worth any thing?  How do you find out?  I also have an old donkey bottle and elephant  Chianti calamassi ?  I would love to know anything  about these old bottles.   I could not find anything on the website that resembles them.   I have at least 20 or 30 bottles I can't find any information on.  I would appreciate any feedback

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From: pete martin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old bottle Dubouchett

Date: 02/02/

2005 6:24:54 PM

  we have an old bootle that is crockery it is 11inches in height and 10 inches around. . . it is a light blue. . . dubouchett is written around the top and it looks like a cork might have been used. . . . any info helpful thanks so much Pete

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From: Skvjanu

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gilbey's Spey Royal Scotch Whiskey Bottle

Date: 02/02/

2005 8:32:02 AM

  Hi Digger,  I am in possession of an unoperned Gilbey's Spey Royal Scotch whiskey bottle.   It is approximately 17 inches tall.  It has a musical Scotchman in the bottom  of the bottle.  I saw an identical one on your website which I thoroughly  enjoyed reading.  Do you have any idea as to how old it is or what it is worth? It  has been in the family since the 1960's or 70's.  I appreciate any information  that you have.   Sincerely,   Veronica

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From: lizzeymac

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1930s pharmaceuticals

Date: 02/02/

2005 1:15:33 AM

  Hi  I found your site - wonderful - & was wondering if you might be able to  give me some advice.   I am in charge of props for a play set in 1939 in  Taos, New Mexico,  One of the props is a bottle of barbiturates  prescribed by a doctor & bought at a pharmacy - do you have any advice  on what that might look like?   Another one of the characters has a  vial of cocaine, it is written in the play  as powdered cocaine for  recreational use not the pharmaceutical liquid - any thoughts?  I have  great books on interiors, cars, clothes, etc.   but have not found any  help at the library on this topic.   Any help or advice gratefully  accepted.  Lis Macaulay

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From: Ann York

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: One gallon jug///so excited

Date: 02/01/

2005 11:15:55 PM

  Dear Digger:  I have a similiar bottle that you have discussed before.  Only the numbers are not the same on the bottom.  Mine has. .   10   7    I   58    SCS - 48  CCS - W    The "I" has a top to bottom oval and a horizontal elongated triangle around it.    It has "One gallon liquid" on it's side, also says "one gallon to line"  with an arrow pointing up, on the neck.  I was so excited when I found this in an old home I've just purchased.  If you could give me some info I would surely appreciate it.   Ann Y.

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From: roy lumley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02/03/

2005 2:05:02 AM

  I am a canadian collector of inks.  First i want to know what is the newest version available in the ink books and how do i find a covills. Now onto my question about one ink I am looking for and how do I list it as a wanted item and where do I list it. The ink I am talking about is the elusive McLaren Ink Watford shear lip or rolled lip McLarens is one of Canadas oldest Pharmacies still in operation today if i am correct it started operations in the 1850s and i am a resident of near by petrolia and everyones got this ink with rolled lip but me and a friend has one of three sheared lips ever found that i know of 2 are states side and desperate to acquire both varieties if you ever here of one and please get back to me regarding those books  Sincer thanks ROY LUMEY

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From: Glenn Burney

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old rye bottle

Date: 02/01/

2005 7:15:42 PM

  I have a old rock and rye whiskey bottle it is a one quart and on the bottom are numbers& letters.  they are- L764a.  and at the top is 9    42.  the bottle is square.  with a fluted neck.  can you tell me anything about this bottle. ? it was found in my grandfathers old trunk.  he work for the railroad for 45 years and had this trunk in his old car all the time.       Glenn

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From:

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ELVIS WINE BOTTLE

Date: 02/01/

2005 3:59:15 AM

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From: elpablo1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: McLeans bottle question

Date: 02/01/

2005 1:54:09 AM

  Hello,    My brother recently found a bottle with these markings. . . Dr.  J. H. McLeans  St.  Louis  Tar-Wine-Lung Balm  This is a smaller size bottle, maybe 4 inches tall, light greenish blue in color, with a lot of bubbles in the glass.   The bottom of the bottle has a triangle with B53 embossed and the number 1 to the side of the triangle.   What was the medicine used for?  Do you have an approximate age?  Does the bottle have any value?  Thank you.  Paul Kinyon San ANgelo, TX

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