January 2004 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2004

From: Gerald shepherd Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2004

3:29 PM

To: Digger

Subject: G.N. BACON HARRISBURGH PA. MIDDLE 1800'S BOTTLE Hi ! This is what I know of this bottle. It is a honey yellow (very peculiar color). Poorly wood mold cast glass blob top, top applied. The roughness of the bottle comes from the mold being wet and glass being poured into mold wet (my guess). I have never seen another like this except for once maybe 30 years ago. The glass looks sick but after seeing the inside of this bottle I know it isn't, a glossy honey yellow inside very rare color indeed. The glass has rough wood mold markings on the bottle, plus there was (something foreign in the mold at the time of pouring the glass bottle) my guess. (snowflake like patterns in the glass). Putnam on the bottom. Harrisburg spelled Harrisburgh on the bottle. What I've found out so far leads me to believe it is a milk bottle. stamped on back is (this bottle not to be sold). The lettering on the slug plate is almost perfect lightly worn. My guess on the age of the bottle is about 1860. What happened to this bottle? Any info you could share on this super one of a kind bottle would be greatly appreciated.            thank you for your time, Gerald!  

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From: Hoffman LCpl Kyle A

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: polish vodka?

Date: 01-01-2004

I've seen a bottle of polish vodka when I was out drinking one time. I don't remember the name of the brand but it has a white label with green lettering and is very strong. I was wondering if you could tell me what the name of this vodka is? Hoffman LCpl Kyle A. 1st Bn 5th Mar ISC Clerk

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From: VICKI HARDER

To: Digger

Subject: Miniature PG trademark bottles?

Date: 01-01-2004

I was wondering if you could help me out on some old P. Garnier bottles of liquors. I have a variety of them and wanted to put them up for sale but I don't have history on them. Can you tell how much or where I could find a site for these bottles? 1). Bottle is 4 1/2 " tall the bottle is clear with a label of Trade PG Mark, Peach_liqueur artifically colored superior quality , P Garnier"S Signature on the bottle.France Enghien Made in france with a red seal on top that say pg it also has some writing on it that say something grand prix something or another 1904. and an Apricot same as the Peach. 2). same type bottle same height, that says MARASCHINO DELLA FABBRICA , Del Signor P. Garnier enghien made in france.Red seal with the pg on lid.Bottom stamp T C 1878 3). same type bottle same height, that says artifically colored PARFAIT AMOUR, Medaille d OR paris 1889-1900 P. Garnier signature , Made in france . On the bottom of this bottle is a number stamped 3571. and also it has his name stamped on the back of the bottle P. Garnier. 4). Dark amber bottle lable Cherry Liqueur with P Garnier signature on the lable with a stamp on the bottom of bottle 3582. 1900 5). Dark Green or Amber this one says GRANDS PRIX S'LOUIS 1904 LONDRES 1908, PARIS CEMEME DE VANILLE P.GARNIER ENGHIEN FRANCE STAMPED NUMBER ON BOTTOM IS 3582 I have more but just curious what these may be worth. Thanks for your time . would greatly appreciate the help or the worth value..         Vicki Harder          Ohio USA

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From: Joe Mognancki

To: Digger

Subject: john allcair bottle

Date: 01-01-2004

my name is mike the bike, a.k.a. the crow. I was digging along the Delaware river and I dug up an old bottle, a blob top. it looks like a bottle from an old brewery. the name on the bottle is "JOHN ALLCAIR, SOMMERVILLE, NEW JERSEY n raised lettering. can you give me the history of this bottle and brewing era. was digging along the river in trenton, new jersey. I appreciate anything you can come up with. thank you.                the crow

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From: AmherstLVR

To: Digger

Subject: Question please.

Date: 01-01-2004

Happy New Year!!!!! Good day.     I found your site while seeking belle "1880 "shampoo companies" First let me say it is really neat. I will enjoy looking at all this glass work later when no one will bother me. Also will give this site to my friend! She will consider it a gift!!! Might I please ask you if you have or ever heard of a I think late 1800s "seven belles shampoo"? That is what I was seeking info when I found your page!                Much thanks,                      Jan

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From: MJune722

To: Digger

Subject: jim beam bottle

Date: 01-01-2004

Did jim beam make a"57"powder blue T- Bird?

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From: DJ & JIM WILLIAMS

To: Digger Digger

Subject: EMERSON BROMA SELTZER

Date: 01-01-2004

Could you tell me if this bottle could be worth any thing. It is blue and reads broma seltzer emerson drug co. Baltimore, md nothing on bottom of bottle. Looks like it would of been corked topped. Dj

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From: Digger

To: DJ & JIM WILLIAMS Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 7:45 PM

Subject: Re: FRANK'S SAFE KINDNEY AND LIVER CURE  All Frank's are fakes. That is not 19th century bottles but 1970s. digger

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From: DJ & JIM WILLIAMS

To: Digger  Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 4:31 PM

Subject: frank's safe kindney and liver cure  i read on your pages about this bottle but they were made up i want to find out if mine is orginal or a fake. I sent a picture of front on the back it has writing that reads since 1892 works wonders nothing in the remedy eill grow on anyone. Seams on both sides.on bottom there is a circle at the top not sure what sign or letter it is. Wheaton in the middle and n.j. at bottom  front reads frank's safe kidney. Liver cure.  I would really appreciate this info  thanks  dj

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From: Chsnblved

To: Digger

Subject: Very Old Fitzgerald Bourbon unopened

Date: 01-01-2004

Dear Mr. Odell, I have an unopened bottle of Very Old Fitzgerald bourbon, bottled in 1955 and still has a Kentucky tax stamp on it. The label says: "Barreled in 1947, bottled in 1955 Very Old Fitzgerald antique bottle". The stamp says: "1/5 gallon distilled spirits". My husband and I are curious as to the value of this bottle. There are no chips in the glass, label has small tear on back label, other wise in excellent condition, and the bottle has imprint about Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. We would appreciate any information you could give us. Thank you. Rhonda

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From: Zombiac

To: Digger

Subject: vintage 6 seagrams bottle box

Date: 01-01-2004

I have an old 1960's box set of six whiskey bottle's made by seagrams and shipped from canada every bottle is still sealed and in mint condition for the age I am trying to find out how much they are worth just thought you might be able to help

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From: April Bower

To: Digger

Subject: glass jugg

Date: 02-01-2004

hi I have a glass jugg it is about 12 to15" in height and about the same in diameter. it has the finger ring like an old whiskey jugg . as well it has around the top part of it is a rope design stands out not etched in . as far as I con see there are no auther visable marks .can you help me to identify it .if location helps I live in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia thank you for your time.

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From: Scott & Beverly Underwood

To: Digger

Subject:? about bottles

Date: 02-01-2004

I have cases of bottles that I don't know how to find out what they are or their worth. I have attached photos. They are form Foster_Forbes. There are 36 in the case. The box sayes Blue Ribbon Bottles #1103 3oz bottles. I have more additional cases. I would appreciate any info you coulc give me. Thanks Scott Underwood

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From: Marian Murariu

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle

Date: 02-01-2004

Friday, 02, 2004

7:00 PM Bucharest, Romania.

Subject: Old Clay Bottle. It is made of clay and hand painted design. The letters engraved are HERZOGTHUM NASSAU Num 161 There is a circle within a circle stamped SELTERS and what appears to be a lion type character in the centre circle. I hope you will be able to tell me more about this and if its possible her value. Marduk

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From: Peugot206lad

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 02-01-2004

can u tell me the value of a sarsaparilla jug dated 1942 according to the bottle it was the property of J.W. DEAKIN who was a herbal brewer in bolton but I cannot find out anything about the bottle from the people round my area no-one knows anything about the bottle

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From: RUDOLPH GONSALVES

To: Digger

Subject: hi

Date: 02-01-2004

This is an old santa rum bottle . I got it fom my great grand father .can you tell me how old it may be and if it has any real value. it was made by a comany in France called BENOIT SERRES

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=BENOIT+SERRES&spell=1...

thank you very much rudy  

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From: maxwelllr

To: Digger

Subject: brown jug

Date: 03-01-2004

I am looking for information on this clay bottle. I know it goes back 4 generations in our family and came from germany. It is labeled "N3" RHEINS in circle RHEIN PREUSSEN

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From: Catherine Moll

To: Digger

Subject: Clorox Bottles

Date: 03-01-2004

Hello Digger I have found 2 cases with about 20 bottles of Clorox bottles in them I have dated them to 1940-1945 the are amber class 1 pint with screw top and most have paper still on them on the bottom it says REG. U.S PAT. 6-8 OFF. and the word Clorox in a diamond there are also two symbols there one looks like a planet with a ring around it and the other is two lines (II) the paper color is blue and red can u tell me if they are worth anything? Thanks Catherine

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From: Michael Moltchanoff

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle ID

Date: 03-01-2004

Dug this bottle out of an old sawdust dump near Fort Bragg Calif. Can't ID. 12" tall, seams stop at shoulder, logo either S&B or B&S no other markings. Please help??? Would love to know some history or maker.        Mike

 

 

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From: grammy5

To: Digger

Subject: question

Date: 04-01-2004

Where do I go to find the worth of bottles of whiskey that are unopened? 1) 4 Roses 1/2 gallon Blended Whiskey - Frankfort Distillery 86.8 proof 1963 2) Justerini & Brooks LTD Prince of Wales 1921-1936 Product of Scotland 86 proof Thanks for your consideration in helping me...

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From: JOE51

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 03-01-2004

Digger, I have the exact situation and thought it would be easier to copy this question. I was wondering how much and where this could be sold. I saw and auction and prices out of UK, but have found nothing in US. Different number----2832665-11 Thanks, Joe HI Digger, We found an old bottle (still full). all labels intact. Bottle is about 8 1/2 in high, 4 in wide, 2 in thick. front and back have diagonal lines embossed, also a flat place for the label. Front label says Special Old Reserve Fine old bourbon whiskey made in Kentucky before prohibition, stored in the finest oak barrels for over 15 years and bottled in bond under Government supervision especially for the stockholders of the National Distillers Products Corporation. The American Medical Spirits Company Incorporated R E Wather, Pres Back label says Bottled by the American Medical Spirits Company at Distillery Bonded Warehouse No 368 5th Dist of KY Permit No. Ky P-18 100 proof 1 pint For medicinal purposes only, sale or use for other purposes will cause heavy penalties to be inflicted. Produced by Harry E Wilken Distillery NO. 368 5th district of KY Also a caution notice: This bottle has been filled and stamped under the provisions of the act of congress approved March 3, 1897, entitled "an act to allow the bottling of distilled spirits in bond" any person who shall re-use this bottle for the purpose of containing distilled spirits without removing and destroying the stamp affixed to this bottle, or who shall re-use the stamp affixed to the bottle will be liable for each such offense to a fine of not less the one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars and to imprisonment for not more than two years. Label over, metal screw on cap, still intact. # 2873866-9 on one side, the other says made in 1917 bottled in 1932. The bottle is in great shape, no nicks or cracks. the front label and seal over cap has a edge pieces torn and but seal label is intact. Would like to know when, where, why, how much (value). anything you can tell me. Thank you Sally

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From: Chuck Brant

To: Digger

Subject: Embossed leather covered bottles

Date: 04-01-2004

Do you have any information on leather bottles that have raised pictures in the leather The ones that I have are made in both Italy and Spain I have tried for some time and can find no information at all . Thanks goodluckchuck

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From: TmMidg

To: Digger

Subject: Festus Crystal Soda Water Bottling Company

Date: 03-01-2004

I live by what used to be an old city dump and I go there looking for bottles that wash up when it rains I found one a couple of years ago that says Festus Crystal Soda Water Bottlin Company it is clear thick glass and has a rose etched into the front of it I have been unable to find out about this bottle even though I live close to festus can you help? Thanks  

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From: K & C Trouchet

To: Digger

Subject: ten green bottles?

Date: 04-01-2004

Hi: I am emailing from sydney, Australia. I have a flat green bottle which I inherited from my scottish grandfather. The story was that it was one of the original ten green bottles hanging on the wall. Where can I find more information on this? Regards, Pamela

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From: Sarah Hooley

To: Digger

Subject: bottle question

Date: 04-01-2004

Hi, We have a full unopened bottle still in the box, It has a cork top and has the name St. Joseph's Pine Tar Honey used for relief of cold symptom on the label. The bottle looks to be clear and has bubbles and swirl marks on it. It doesnt have a date or anything but it does have a diamond shape with the number 4 inside. It also has U.S.A and the city of Memphis, Tenn and N.Y. Any info would be greatly appreciated. We cant find anything even close to it. (p.s. it also has a pamphlet in the box.) Thanks SarahGet more from the --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Dennis Boyd

To: Digger

Subject: Sailor boy bottle

Date: 04-01-2004

Hi,  I've had an old, I believe cologne bottle, for quite a few years. Although the print on the bottom is hard to read, I am pretty sure that it says Made in Roumania. I cannot read the top line too well, it has a BO and then I can make out the end of the last word, ADE, I think it is "BOTTLE MADE.................IN ROUMANIA" The bottle is in the shape of a Sailor, all thick clear or frosted glass with painted blue eyes and blue cravat/scarf and his shoes are painted black. The cap for his uniform is missing, but is the lid to the bottle. At first I thought that the spelling couldn't have been Roumania, because I've only seen it written Romania before, but apparently it is a variant spelling of it. Do you have any info on this bottle? I'm not even sure where to go look for info on this, I don't know if the bottle was made there and it was filled and marketed in the USA or not. It reminds me of some of the Avon bottles, but from any of the Avon dealers I've talked to they don't recognize it from "old" avon bottles. I would appreciate any info you may have on this, or where I might be able to find more info on this. Thank You Very Much, Leola Boyd

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From: Shelly Vrsek

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 04-01-2004

Hello, I recently purchased an antique travel bar that was never really used. Inside there was an unopened bottle of Four Roses whiskey, with the American tax seal still attached and unbroken. I am unsure of the date of the bottle; however, there is a pamphlet in the Trav-L-Bar dated 1969. Can you estimate the value of the Four Roses for me? I have looked several places on-line, but I'm not finding what I'm looking for. Maybe I'm not familiar enough with the subject. Any help you could give would be great. Thanks, Shelly V.

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From: CiscoA

To: Digger

Subject: Value Of Bottles

Date: 05-01-2004

Good Morning Digger, I would like to ask a questions of several bottles I have found in the early 1990's at a sewer site. I am only asking for some history and value of these bottles if possible. The first is an old La Choy Soy Sauce Bottle with the Lable embossed on the glass Pat. 88228 (Clear Glass) about 4 inches in size. The glass is somewhat stained. The next Bottle looks like an Aunt Jemima Syrup Bottle (Bottle looks like Aunt Jemima) with the the company on bottom of bottle reading Beau Peep Products (Clear Glass) about 6 inches in size. The next is a Hot Sauce Bottle with embossed letters PA-POOSE and E.A Zatarain & Sons, Inc New Orleans, USA. On Bottom of Bottle it reads Name of company again and USA Desing PAt (clear Bottle) about 6 inches in size. The Other is also a clear bottle with two handles on top of the bottle and it reads on bottom Penick & Ford LTD INCPAT 90963 (Clear Bottle) about 9 inches tall. Other bottle is about 4 inches in size clear bottle round on top and squared on bottom with embossed letters The Singer Manic Company (Bottle is somewhat stained). The next one is aabout 12 inches in size squared and Brown. It does read Tequila, Cuervo Tequila, Jal, Mexico. All these bottles will use a screw on type lid. This final bottle is about 1 1/2 inches in size it is embossed with the words 30 Phenola Wafers Upjohn on bottom of bottle there is a daimond with the number 1 inside of it. This bottle is clear and will use a cork typw cap. Excuse all of the questions but your help would be appreciated. Anthony

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From: Betty Ruble

To: Digger

Subject: old bottles

Date: 05-01-2004

I am trying to find out how old a baby bottle has to be to have a glass nipple cover? How old is a brown coca cola bottle made in Columbus, Ohio

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From: Dinstel, Edward Ray \

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 05-01-2004

I found an old bottle that looks like a seltzer bottle in San Antonio. It is acid etched with the name J Barcellona Manufacturing, San Antonio Texas. I have done lots of research in the past on San Antonio soda bottles and have never heard of this name. What other bottles look like seltzer bottles? Thanks, Ray

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From: devon pompey

To: Digger

Subject: heinz bottle

Date: 05-01-2004

Happy New Year Digger! I found a Heinz bottle embossed, "Heinz Pat. March 14, 1882". I cannot seem to find another bottle in kind to compare its value to. Thanks a Lot!

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From: Michael Hipp

To: Digger

Subject: Request for info

Date: 05-01-2004

Hello, About a year ago I purchased a book from your company, the one which talks about digging old privies. Very informative, thanks. I have some questions, and I am hoping that you can help me. I have become very interested in black glass, and I understand that many of the artifact that are up for bid on ebay are recovered from Guyana. I am told that the natves of South America dive down in the rivers and bring these old bottle up. My questions are, how are these bottle making their way into the U.S.? I would like to go directly to the source or sources in Guyana and/or in the U.S. Do you have any information on how and where to go? Thanks very much for your time. Michael

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From: william bain

To: Digger

Subject: question about beer bottle

Date: 05-01-2004

I have an old stoneware English beer bottle with the inscription GRAY on top and PORTOBELLO written just beneath it. It is light brown in colour and the bottle neck is a darker brown. Can you give me any information on this bottle.    Janell from the Caribbean

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From: BARBARABJN

To: Digger

Subject: Duraglas 1/2 Gal Jug

Date: 05-01-2004

Hello Digger this jug is amber in color with markings on the bottom 7O4 this symbol has a I on the inside of the circle.                        2 rounded nodules on the bottom in a circle pattern There is a rounded handle on the neck of the bottle made for a finger The bottle is 15 3/4 inches round, 10 inches tall, the neck of the bottle 1 1/4 inches round with a 1/16 inch lip at the bottom of the neck of the bottle the seam in the bottle goes across the top Did not have a top to the bottle Would like to know rareity, value, Thanks Willie       

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From: Katherine Lees

To: Digger

Subject: Answer to Question Already Posted

Date: 05-01-2004

The following is a question I read on your website but saw no response. My grandmother has the same thing, never opened, in the box, with the tag around the neck, in perfect condition. How much is this worth? Kate Lees  Friday, January 31, 2003 9:01 PM

Subject: Tiffany Decanter Dear Digger , I just came across this question below, and would like to also know the answer. I have this same bottle of Segrams in the Bicentennial Tiffany decanter, unopened in the original Tiffany bag, and box. thanks, Karen Dear Digger , I found what looks to like a clear glass decanter. The bottom of the bottle reads “Seagram’s 1776 Decanter Designed By Tiffany & Co” There is a label around the neck that reads “In The Tiffany Decanter, Blended and bottled By Seagram Distillers Company, Relay, MD 1776 By seagram Premium American Whiskey 4/5 quart A Blend 80 proof” Label seems to be made of paper and maybe an aluminum silvery color. I have had a problem finding out history of seagrams distillers since they were bought by penrod co. Thank You for your help, Debbie [

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From: DDFRITZ

To: Digger

Subject: Fritz Beverages

Date: 05-01-2004

Do you know of this soft drink company of Covington, Kentucky? Our family has collected about 5 of these pop bottles over the years at flea markets. It is a family curiosity, as we do not think we are related to the owners of the bottling company. Denny Fritz

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From: Shae

To: Digger

Subject: Smirnoff Bottle

Date: 06-01-2004

This is a large pump dispenser Smirnoff glass bottle. I can't tell where it's from or how much it might be worth Shae  

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From: Gills, Bart

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: question

Date: 06-01-2004

I just inherited a bottle, it's pretty clearly marked as you will see in the pic, about 6 3/4" tall. Can you tell me about it? Stalybridge Bottle.jpg Bart I. Gills 

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From: Stbleicher

To: Digger

Subject: Poison Perfume

Date: 06-01-2004

Why is poison perfume now in a red bottle

-- why did they change from green which was the color initially developed for the perfume line? Thanks in advance. Steven Bleicher Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale stbleicher 954-920-5908

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From: CORONAS

To: Digger

Subject: Log Cabin Syrup Bottle

Date: 06-01-2004

Digger, Please help me if you can. I dug this bottle up about 17 years ago and cannot seem to find anyone who knows anything about it. It is a 6 sided clear bottle 8 inches tall that tapers up from the bottom to the neck, with Log Cabin Syrup embossed on the lower front of the bottle. It has 2 knotches on the neck just at the lip above the finger hole. Possibly they held a flip wire to keep a stopper in place. It has two mold lines that stop at the lip. On the smooth base is the letter B and about an inch and a half away is numeral 5. The bottle has no stains or chips and is in perfect shape. I would like to know the history and the value. Mike at: Coronas2  

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From: rkraai

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle information - picture attached

Date: 06-01-2004

could you please identify this bottle...it has no markings anywhere. I sure appreciate any help you could provide. Measures: 12" Ht. 2 3/4" widest diameter Bob Kraai  

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From: timeandagaincollectibles

To: Digger

Subject: question about a bottle

Date: 07-01-2004

I have seveal bottles but one is really in question it is a hot springs brand blood remedy distributors being new york and london drug co. it is about 9" tall with full label on fron stating at bottem " guaranteed by new york and london drug co. under the food and drugs act june 30, 1906, no 972. " could you give me any information on what this bottle might be worth? Thank you for your time Darrell Wilcox

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From: timeandagaincollectibles

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 07-01-2004

Hi I have an old bottle that I am looking for some information on the worth of it? HOt springs brand blood remedy made in michigan full label on front dated june 30, 1906 distributors new york and london companys new york usa it is about 9 " tall and looking for a value on it . Thank you for your time Darrell Wilcox

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From: Melinda mlindaco

To: Digger

Subject: Bottles found at the seashore

Date: 07-01-2004

Hello, my name is Melinda and this past summer while walking the beach in Gloucester, Mass I found several bottles which washed ashore.I can find no info on any...maybe you can help. Markings on bottom of 1st bottle approx 3 inches tall round with a flared lip clear glass, with small amound of damage had a cork stopper F.A.Barker Gloucester, Mass. The 2nd is approx 2 1/2 inches tall clear glass, is square with a round neck and lip with markings on bottom 863 above a B in a circle with the number 2 under the circle. 3rd bottle is rectangular in shape clear glass, with round neck and lip has the cork in bottle (loose) no markings. The 4th bottle brown appox 5 1/2 inches tall had a screw cap top, seams that run up both sides from bottom with an oval on bottom with the capital letter A inside....(a vanilla extract bottle?) Last but not least another approx 3 inch clear glass container front and back of glass embossed with 3 petal flowers and a scollopp designat the bottom.The sides are seamed , and bottle is shaped like a diamond except for the bottom.Bottle has a round nech with a squared lip...one corner of the squared lip has been sheered off from being in the ocean. Oh and it looks as if the glass may be somewhat irredecent or it may have been setting in something for a long time? Have you any idea what these bottles are and worth?

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From: andyandlorri

To: Digger

Subject: ceramic bottles

Date: 08-01-2004

I happened to stumble into your Webster when I was looking for information on this bottle I found at a garage sale. Its so unusual it will be hard to describe. Its actually a candle holder, but it has liquid in the bottle part with a red wax seal on the top. On the top half (four sides), two of the sides have a knight killing, I think a dragon. It's dark grey in color, but the knight and some decoration has a white glaze over it. It has a rod iron with wood handle and the bottle is around 8 inches tall. The bottom half has two flat sides with the middle cut out for the candle (and a raised place for the candle.) The only markings I could find is on the bottom, and it looks like a K without the line on the right of it. Its in pretty good shape I think. It still has liquid , on the top, sides and bottom. Any ideas on where I can get more info? Wish I can send you a pix but my digital is not working, sorry. Thanks for any help ! Lorri

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From: Karen Francis

To: Digger

Subject: Help please

Date: 08-01-2004

 Sir I am very curious as to the likely pedigree of a bottle that I bought a few years ago at a car boot sale (not a promising start I know). It is in the shape of an elephant, with raised trunk and is of clear (not aqua) glass. From base to tip of trunk it measures eighteen inches and weighs a hefty six pounds. There is a cork stopper, leading me to wonder if it is a wine bottle? There are no marks that I can find. There are what may be seams running on back and front but only on the trunk area to the lip, not visible the main body of the animal. The figure is quite nicely sculpted with skin folds, ears, eyes, feet etc. The base is in two parts i.e. two front feet together and two rear feet together. This bottle may be old, it may be modern - I just wish I knew. Even the person I bought it from hadn't a clue and said that it 'might be a wine bottle from Africa' ! Any help at all would be most appreciated. Thankyou. Regards Karen Francis

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From: y

To: Digger

Subject: Doulton & Watts

Date: 08-01-2004

Hey Digger. Found a bottle. From our research, we suspect that it is from 1853 or before, as the mark says Doulton & Watts, instead of Doulton, as the name of the company changed from Doulton & Watts to Doulton in tt year. http://www.netcentral.co.uk/steveb/mark/d/doulton.html Tell us more? Thanks.  

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From: Sandra Murphy

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 08-01-2004

Dear Sir   Could you please give me some information on a Hoytema and co gin bottle that I recently found whilst working in Nigeria. It is 10 inches in height and has a olive tint, the only info I have is that they may have been used during the slave trade in a place called Escravos in Nigeria. I would appreciate any knowledge you may have on this bottle and what it might be worth.   Regards from Scotland        Colin Murphy

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From: Jackfischer

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 08-01-2004

Digger, I found a bottle buried on the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay rather conical in shape but six-sided, a little over nine inches tall, about three inches wide at the base and one inch wide at the top, clear, thick glass with "Blue Label Ketchup" printed in raised letters on the bottom. I've never heard of that brand and thought perhaps it was produced before my time which would make it pretty old. Do you have any information on that brand? By the way, I've found many bottles in the bay with barnacles growing on them. The base of the barnacle attaches very securely to the glass, almost seeming to imbed itself. Do you know, by chance, of a magic potion to remove them? Thanks, Jack Fischer

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From: VICKI HARDER

To: Digger

Subject: Fw: Miniature PG trademark bottles?

Date: 08-01-2004

 

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From: VICKI HARDERmail

To:vickilou52

To: Diggermail

To:Digger Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2004

11:01 AM

Subject: Miniature PG trademark bottles? I was wondering if you could help me out on some old P. Garnier bottles of liquors. I have a variety of them and wanted to put them up for sale but I don't have history on them. Can you tell how much or where I could find a site for these bottles? 1). Bottle is 4 1/2 " tall the bottle is clear with a label of Trade PG Mark, Peach_liqueur artifically colored superior quality , P Garnier"S Signature on the bottle.France Enghien Made in france with a red seal on top that say pg it also has some writing on it that say something grand prix something or another 1904. and an Apricot same as the Peach. 2). same type bottle same height, that says MARASCHINO DELLA FABBRICA , Del Signor P. Garnier enghien made in france.Red seal with the pg on lid.Bottom stamp T C 1878 3). same type bottle same height, that says artifically colored PARFAIT AMOUR, Medaille d OR paris 1889-1900 P. Garnier signature , Made in france . On the bottom of this bottle is a number stamped 3571. and also it has his name stamped on the back of the bottle P. Garnier. 4). Dark amber bottle lable Cherry Liqueur with P Garnier signature on the lable with a stamp on the bottom of bottle 3582. 1900 5). Dark Green or Amber this one says GRANDS PRIX S'LOUIS 1904 LONDRES 1908, PARIS CEMEME DE VANILLE P.GARNIER ENGHIEN FRANCE STAMPED NUMBER ON BOTTOM IS 3582 I have more but just curious what these may be worth. Thanks for your time . would greatly appreciate the help or the worth value..         Vicki Harder          Ohio USA

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From: Mary Rutherford

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 08-01-2004

Hi, could you tell me the best way to clean old bottles. Thanks! Mary

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From: Bob Dalley

To: Digger

Subject: Re: I have a question

Date: 08-01-2004

Thanks for answering my inquiry. I hope the guy will email me back. I came across your web site that said: February 2002 questions. Ask Digger Digger Odell Publications. 'the top has a baby face on the side says White's Farm Dairy. I found it here in Salt Lake City, Ut. Could I get the complete question, your answer to the person and where they are located in Salt Lake? I am working on a book about Utah Dairies and I would like to see if I can get a picture of these bottle. Thanks Bob Dalley -

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From: Mark Lee Rotenberg

To: Digger

Subject: Great Site

Date: 09-01-2004

Hi, Just a word of appreciation from someone looking for info on seltzer bottles. (How do you open one of those 1940s bottles, anyway?) You have a fabulous site and are a wonderful resource. Best, Mark Rotenberg

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From: Malcolm Holcombe

To: Digger

Subject: Two Bottles Questions

Date: 10-01-2004

Hello,  value & information regarding the two bottles shown in the two attachments below. It is not clear to me which of your books might be helpful, although I'd like to buy one if it applies to figural bottles. The figural (Tsar Nicholas or German General?) is 12 in. tall x 6 in. across the shoulders. It is made from a three-part mold & is unmarked on the bottom. The knight bottle is 4 7/8 in. tall with paper label "ARMAGNAC CASTAGNON" & marked on bottom "Federal Law Forbids Sale" "or Re Use of this Bottle" "undecipherable line" "Bottle Made in France"  Please let me know. Thanks, Malcolm  

 

From: Digger [mail

To:Digger] Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2004

6:51 PM

To: Malcolm Holcombe

Subject: Re: Two Bottles Questions No need. General bottle $75-100 the other one is probably $10 or under. Digger

 

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From: David Taylor

To: Digger

Subject: peptenzyme bottle

Date: 10-01-2004

Found small Cobalt blue embossed "PEPTENZYME" REED & CARNRICK N.J. Bottle is shaped like a small flask and is 2 1/4" tall, 1 3/8" wide, and 1/2" thick with a screw top and rounded bottom. Mold stem go over the top and has a uneven cut. Bottle is in real good shape with lots of small bubbles. Can you give me a price, age, and history. Thanks, David Taylor, Topeka, Ks.

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From: Michael Hipp

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle related question

Date: 10-01-2004

Digger, I have a couple of questions, and was hoping that you could help. I have attached a picture of a bottle that I own that I have researched and cannot find any information own. It is approx 9" tall and 2 5/8" in diameter. It has a pontil of sorts, not rough, but not smooth. It also has very crude seams up and down each side. Do you have any info on this item, please? Also, do you know of anyone or any company that provides acid polishing services for hire. I have one or two antiques bottles in my personal collection that I would like to have polished in this way, but do not want to attempt it myself. Thanks, Michael

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From: nodnarb

To: Digger

Subject: Question for seller

-- Item #3266179476

Date: 10-01-2004

I met you out at the Springfield Ohio show with my uncle Dave Beeler. I just unearthed a English Female Bitters from Louisville Kentucky and was wondering what these are worth. It is staying in my collection but no one seems to know much about it. How has collecting been going for you lately? Been to any good shows? Me and Dave are getting ready to head out down south for New Orleans and make a swing through Jackson for the show there next Saturday. We have been digging some really good stuff in an around St. Louis. Surprisingly not much has come off of the Stadium site except what has been dug by me and Dave. I hit a area of fill and got 5 puffs, a wine and a champagne bottle, a rare aqua pontiled soda from St. Louis, and 17 different Bachelor's Hair Dyes, open pontil. It was sure fun while it lasted. We dug a woodliner, brickliner and a cistern and they were all new!!!! We couldn't believe it. We didn't get a bottle older than 1890. It was shocking since it was in one of the oldest parts of St. Louis. Oh well. I dug last week and got a bunch of sodas, some pontiled, and a super scarce ale from St. Louis that is yellow. Unfortunately, the ground up here is freezing fast with all the cold nights so no more probing. That is why New Orleans looks so good right now. 65 degrees and sunny!! Easy probing and lots of pontils if you can find the right spot. Well, hope all is well and maybe I'll see you at a upcoming show. Your fellow digger and collector,   Brandon Smith

 

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From: virginia lynch

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 11-01-2004

Digger, I have exactly the same type of bottle one of your other "requesters" had referring to a torpedo bottle which has the words ROSS S on one side and BELFAST on the other side. Could you tell me the origin and an approximate market value? Any help would be much appreciated. Bob Lynch

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From: donald miller

To: bcindy Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2004

6:15 AM

Subject: Jan08-01  Jan08-01 iam trying to find someone to tell me what this glass is worth it is 50 yrs old from 1875 to 1953 white crystal any help would be app. thank you

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From: holly

To: Digger

Subject: bottles?

Date: 11-01-2004

HI, I have been going through your bottle page and did see one close to mine .I was wondering if you knew anything about a St. Pierre Smirnoff bottle.The label does have a pic of a crown w/ 1800 dates, what was differant about mine is it has a 2 inch purlpe glass around the lip of the bottle. and a cork top .The top comes up to a point, and is very nice.  I also found 2 bottles in the woods. One is green and it is a mountain dew bottle w/ a hillybillie chasing a pig and says"so good it will tickle or innards" the second is a mount kineo resort bottle .( which was located here in maine) I know the resort burned 4 /5 years ago it was bottled in dexter, maine. it says on the back guarenteed sterilized after each use. I thought that was unique.lol  any info would be great thanx Holly  : 

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From: glenn.canady

To: Digger

Subject: digger

Date: 11-01-2004

Hi Odell, I am a bottle digger and seller on ebay. I have a web site that I made on our digs and collections. Can you tell me where I can get it out as a link So other diggers can enjoy it. The web is http://www.geocities.com/gac3336/bottledig.html http://www.geocities.com/gac3336/bottledig.html. Thanks, Glenn Canady 

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From: scott durocher

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 11-01-2004

hi digger!  read lots of your answers and learned quite a bit and want to say thanx.a friend and I are currently digging an 1870s-1890s dump in troy n.y.and noticed a lot of ink bottles are ther, however, we think they used anything for their master inks, even heinz ketchup bottles! wundering if you have any info on the e.waters inks and if there is a tie between them and the 1st un countafitable govt inks which we believe were made on the exact property we dig on , used to be the eddy mansion in the 1800, s.all we know is they made the $ inks on the mansion premises, and all ive gathered in ref. to e.waters is that it was made in troy no address or other info other than to find one would be great!!! much appreciate any info in reguards to this sincerly, scott, the TROJAN PIT VIPER!

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From: helen guatta

To: Digger

Subject: commemorative elvis decanter

Date: 11-01-2004

hi Digger I own an Elvis decanter commemorating his performance at the U.S.S.Arizona memorial in 1961 and his TV special Aloha from Hawaii it is hand crafted in Americana porcelain and features a music box playing Blue Hawaii its hemispherical base displays commemorative representation of the Arizona memorial as well as a cascade if hibiscus the Hawaiian state flower. it is hand crafted and was distributed by McCormick distilling co Weston, Mo. and contains straight Bourbon whiskey -it has never been opened.

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From: GLORIA DIPASQUALE

To: Digger

Subject: REIF'S SPECIAL BOTTLE?

Date: 11-01-2004

Hi - my name is Gloria Dipasquale and I live in Southeastern North Carolina (near Wilmington). I would like to know if you can help me identify an old bottle my husband found while tearing down a really old store in Kelly North Carolina? From the research I have found it seems to be an old Catsup bottle. It is amber colored glass- ABM type with the top to be that of a drink bottle (crown-I think its called). It has the words "REIF'S SPECIAL' right near the neck of the bottle. We have asked older people if they ever heard of this brand name of anything but no one seems to have ever heard of it !! Thank you for your time and if you can not help me could you refer me to someone who can? I really believe I have something that could date back. Gloria jdipasqu    

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From: Gebhardt, John

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 11-01-2004

Hi - I was checking out the internet under John Gebhardt (my name - and my great grand-father's) and found this post from May 2000 Have a old beer bottle ceramic cap its registered it says this bottle not to be sold name on bottle John Gebhardt Boston Mass can you tell me if it has any value? I was not able to find any reference to your bottle as a beer bottle. You do not mention the color of the bottle. It is possibly a soda if it is aqua instead of amber. I'd guess a value of $8-15 for a blob top bottle, less for a crown top. Digger What I know - which is little - is that this is my great grandfather - born in Bavaria in the 1860s', emigrated to the US in the 1870's (I think) - and eventually operated a liquor bottling business based in Boston. I do have a bottle of his. He died in 1925 - but I'm unsure of the effect of prohibition on his business. I'm probably couldn't know less about bottles - but mine is light green - with a ceramic top. Regards, John Gebhardt

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From: bouncingtick

To: Digger

Subject: george dickel whiskey

Date: 11-01-2004

the bottle has the shape of a golf club.it is still sealed.

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From: jpatexcal

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 11-01-2004

Dear Digger, I have a mint condition "Paul Jones" whiskey bottle, I believe to be Circa 1870-1900. It is 'spun cast'

-- no mold lines--with a round "blob" upper neck insignia embossed "Paul Jones Whiskey, Louisville KY". It also has a corked glass stopper. Can you tell me more about it? Age? rarity? Best regards, John P.

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From: Tanya Powell

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 11-01-2004

Hi Digger! I just have a question on some very nice whiskey bottles my mom has collected over the years. They probably have no value, but just wanted to see. Most of them are Jim Beam bottles depicting animals, especially ducks and dogs. She has probably had thems for maybe 25 years or so. Some less than that. They are pretty bottles and they are worth alot to us. We have them lined up on a shelf to display them. Thanx for ur help. Tanya

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From: DrummerFour

To: Digger

Subject: old liquor bottles

Date: 11-01-2004

I recently came across a very old Smirnoff vodka bottle, it is a 80 pr half gallon in a bottle I've never seen before. It says Ste. Pierre Smirnoff Fls. and Cmuphobckar Bogka No. 21 on the front of the label. On the banner it reads...  Purveyors to the inperial russian court -1886-1917. It has a large crown indentation in the side of the glass and above the crown is a large 1818 in a box, it is unopened. It has a US internal revenue bottle stamp with the number 623974087 stamped on that, and a larger stamp 949? across the cap. I'm sorry I dont have a scanner or camera. Is this what you were refering to on your home page? Please get back to me soon so I can drink it if otherwise.

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From: tom yatsko

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 12-01-2004

Digger- We are looking for info on a TL Neff and Sons Bottling Company from Brooklyn, NY that existed during the mid to late 1800's. Can you direct us to any sources? We've looked a little, but no information yet. The Neff's were my wife's ancestors. thanks Tom and Vivian Yatsko    Fairbanks, Alaska

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From: Rick Heavner

To: RHeavner

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 12-01-2004

Dear Digger:  I have a liquor bottle. It is brown and has the numbers 1788 written all over it. It has a picture molded in the glass. On the bottom of the bottle is the name Armstrong on it with the letter "A" in Armstrong circled. It has some small numbers on it. 12 56 and some other stuff. Was there an armstrong company in 1788 that was founded? Is this bottle worth anything? I can send you a picture if you would like. Thanks for you help!

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From: Rick Heavner

To: Digger

Subject: Here is a Pic that the bottle looks like

Date: 12-01-2004

Dear Digger:  I sent you an email earlier concerning a bottle. This is not the bottle but looks a lot like it. Help! 

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From: Roza, Drew **PROV

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle question about Harry E Wilken

Date: 12-01-2004

I was given an unopened bottle of American Spirits from the Harry E Wilken Distillery in Kentucky marked for medicinal purposes only- Made in Fall 1917 and bottled in 1932. Is this worth anything? I would like more history/ information if possible. Drew Roza

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From: Ladewig, Sandy

To: Digger

Subject: 1962? bottle

Date: 12-01-2004

Found amber/brown bottle (3" in length) in desert. Has a screw-type cap, but type of metal (tin?) a mystery as it is in bad shape. The top was intact until touched and then disintegrated. Am assuming the bottle had bitters in it or possibly medicine - iodine. The bottle has the AnchorHocking symbol (anchor w/H) on base with the numbers "80 04" at the top of the base, the anchor underneath and "6" on one side of anchor and '2' on the other side. The bottom part of the bottle has a flaw

-- bulge on one side. Could desert temperatures cause this? Have searched areas (AnchorHocking, bottle embossing, history of screw caps, etc.) to find out for what the bottle was used. Have lots of assumptions: embossing dates could reflect Aug 04 of 1962. Whether it's super old is unimportant

-- it's the mystery of it that's exciting. Sandra S. Ladewig; Office Manager Department of Geological Sciences

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From: JOSEPH SVENDSON

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 12-01-2004

Dear Digger, I have an old Camphorataed Oil bottle on the lable it says that its Manufactured by Moyer company in Bloomsburg Penna. I was wondering if you could tell me how much the bottle may be worth if anything?? Thanks             The Svendsons

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From: Roza, Drew **PROV

To: Digger Digger

Subject: RE: Bottle question about Harry E Wilken

Date: 12-01-2004

Digger, How do I find out more information about this bottle of hooch? Drew

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From: Digger [mail

To:Digger] Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004

5:57 PM

To: Roza, Drew **PROV

Subject: Re: Bottle question about Harry E Wilken I am sure it is. Probably $50-125 Digger

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From: Roza, Drew **PROV

To: Digger Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004

2:18 PM

Subject: Bottle question about Harry E Wilken I was given an unopened bottle of American Spirits from the Harry E Wilken Distillery in Kentucky marked for medicinal purposes only- Made in Fall 1917 and bottled in 1932. Is this worth anything? I would like more history/ information if possible. Drew Roza

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From: qwanda dinger

To: Digger

Subject: Horseshoe Med Co.

Date: 12-01-2004

I have a bottle I am trying to determine value of for a friend. We looked the bottle up in book and if amber it was worth 2700.00 . This bottle is blue but not as dark as cobalt. My question is, on your website you have Wheaton bitter bottles -following a paragraph about reproductions of Wheaton Bottles. I was not able to tell from how it was written, there above the pictures, if the pictures were of wheaton bottles, or if you were showing reproductions? The bottle he is interested in selling is one you have pictured. It is 8 or 81/2 inches tall, is blue, perhaps a light cobalt? Cornflower? Not aqua, and says HOrse Shoe Med. Co, has a horseshoe sort of outlining the bottle with a horse inside of the horseshoe, says Colinsville, Ills adn on other side says Horseshoe Bitters. The bottom says Wheaton, NJ , althought the e in Weaton, I thought was an i. So, Reproduction or not, how to tell? If you can help me with this I would really appreciate it. We are looking for approximate value.                     Thank you both sides have horseshoe and horse

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From: Darin and Becca

To: Digger

Subject: Borghini lantern wine bottle

Date: 13-01-2004

I recently purchased what appears to be an old wine bottle with a lable stating Borghini Lacrima Christi white wine by Augusto and Borghinia. It is ceramic, shaped like a lantern, has a metal and wood handle, in the center of the bottle it is open with a place to put a candle. I purchased it because of its unique form and would like to know the yeat it was produced. I have searched all over the internet and the only mention of this type of bottle was an email dated March 03 to you. If you could possibly give me a date or let me know where I could find more information I would appreciate it very much. Thank you; Becca

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From: Mounts5

To: Digger

Subject: Don't know what I have?

Date: 12-01-2004

I have two bottles that are medium blue with a white stopper with cork to seal it. The blue part of the bottle is about 12 inches high. It has scene on it that is white with a man and a dog. He is holding a shepherd hook, with a tree. The bottle has four side and two scenes on each side and the bottom scene is bigger than the one on top. The stopper is white and shaped like an oriental look. I found a date on the bottom or I think it is a date 1965 or 11965 and another one is 0-314. It is hard to read Thank you, Donna

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From: LAURIE CHAMBERLAIN

To: Digger

Subject: chemist bottle

Date: 13-01-2004

hi, I found a bottle in a friend's back yard in tarrytown NY. I was wondering if you might have any history on it and does it have any value? it says A. Simonson, chemist, fifth avenue, new york, it has a mark of an A over a S inside 2 circles above the name and on bottom of bottle and the bottle is in shape of a triangle which I thought was different. thanks gary

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From: madeline maclean

To: Digger

Subject: decanter

Date: 13-01-2004

Hello, i was given a decanter of an indian in a canoe. It says potters whiskey on the label. Can you tell me anymore about it? ThankS madeline

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From: BETHANDLENNY

To: Digger

Subject: elephant bottle

Date: 13-01-2004

it s about 12 inches in lenght round brown glass and 75 percent of the bottle is an elephant molded in the glass its standing verticle with both arms and legs faceing forward the screw top is about 1 inch by 1 inch what type of bottle is it digger ' if you can help lead in the right direction I would really appreciate it I foud it in city dump the other bottles are from the early 1900's can u please help me?               lenny

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From: STEPHEN SHARKEY

To: Digger

Subject: dewars whisky bottle

Date: 14-01-2004

Hi there, I have been trying to research on a bottle for a long time and can't seem to come up with many answers. It is a brown decanter, it is wide on the bottom and narrow on the top with a metal stopper in the top of it. It has a picture of a man on it with the signature "Ben Jonson" underneath the picture. It is stamped on the bottom of the jug "Royal Doulton" and "Dewars". It is an old Dewars whiskey bottle. It is in mint condition and very attractive. Do you know how I would go about finding out how much this bottle is valued at. I have included a picture if this helps you many thanks stephen sharkey  

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From: DarellMac

To: Digger

Subject: Clevenger Brothers Bottles

Date: 14-01-2004

Hello! I am writing this on behalf of my mom who just bought a box of bottles (Clevenger Bros-Inventors series). She has several bottles in many colors with Alexander Graham and Henry Ford etc. How much do you think these are worth? Thank-you-ps-keep up the good work. I greatly enjoy your web pages.

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From: Larry D. Pless

To: Digger

Subject: value of ac beam bottle

Date: 17-12-2003 Hello, Just wondering if you could tell me the value of this antique. Seal is not broken. Thank you for your time. Julie  

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From: Dawn

To: Digger

Subject: antique pond's extract bottle

Date: 15-01-2004

marked 1846 on bottom in glass. found in a river in or around massillon ohio. blue glass. marked pond's extract in glass. 4-1/2 inch top to bottom. 2 3/8 wide. if you need a picture I can try w/digital cam. please reply. thank you. dawn

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From: Sharon Budd

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Fw: Question from eBay Member

Date: 15-01-2004

Hi Digger,  I communicted with you a while back in regard to Budd's beverage bottles. Tonight I received the above attachment from my sister-in-law. It is in regard to an 87 yr. old gentleman who was bidding on e-bay for Budd's beverage labels. At the same time my niece was bidding for the labels, and so she connected with the gentleman to find out why he was bidding on her Grandfather's labels. The above attachment is safe to open. The only way that I was able to open it was by clicking on forward, and then clicking on the link for the attchment "Question from eBay Member" I think that you will fine the info to be interesting and also amusing. Shammyb

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From: Lou123

To: Digger

Subject: old bottles

Date: 15-01-2004

I have an old Mead & Baker Carbolic Mouth Wash Bottle. Richmond, VA Printed on front. Cork stopper, cannot remove. Same size as your advertised bottle. Tis bottle is in very good condition. Only problem, still a little dirty. Stopper chipped outside. Could you give me any advise on this bottle?

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From: Richard Schlesser

To: Digger

Subject: bottle question

Date: 15-01-2004

I have found 2 green bottles about a foot tall with a wooden stopper in the top on the front is an egael with a banner over him, on the back rheinstrom bros. Cincinnati U.S.A. I would like to know more about it and their value if possible Thanks Rick Schlesser

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From: Latham William M TSgt

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: syrup bottles

Date: 15-01-2004

How much are the old coke syrup bottles worth, with out labels and with label with a small piece of label missing. //SIGNED// TSGT MARK LATHAM

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From: David Whitten

To: Digger

Subject: Automatic Bottle Machine-first used

Date: 15-01-2004

Hi Digger, Just a quick note: On your "basics" webpage you state: "For the period from 1870-1910 bottles had hand tooled lips and smooth bases. Then in 1892 an automatic bottle machine was invented. With this machine the entire lip was molded along with the body of the bottle and the need for hand finishing disappeared. Early machine made bottles..............." Where do you get this 1892 date? The first truly automatic bottle machine wasn't invented until 1903, by Michael Owens. Although the Owens Bottle Co soon had a machine in production in '03 or '04, it wasn't until 1920 or so until nearly all of the other American glass factories had switched to ABM. Being very expensive, many of the smaller glass factories continued hand-blowing bottles for many years after 1903 and never did do the switch. BTW.......I am glad you didn't promote the nonsense about the mold-seams being a good indicator of age. I have seen many 1860s or 70s era bottles with the "applied lip" where the seam goes completely & clearly visible, uninterrupted all the way to the top EXCEPT for the actual band of applied glass. But in alot of the later tooled-lip bottles (some as late as 1920) the mold seam has been totally "wiped away" by the tooling process. Seeing this mold seam obliteration would make a new collector assume it is a very early bottle, IF they followed the oft-repeated formula about the mold seams and how far up they go in relation to age of the bottle. Best regards, David

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From: chris

To: Digger

Subject: Shell OIl Bottle

Date: 15-01-2004

Hello Digger: I have purchased a Shell OIl bottle, that I am wondering is a reproduction. On the bottom of the bottle it reads "1933 design rec'd" It stands 15 & 1/2" and has the shell logo. Under the logo it says Shell Motor Oil (and below that) Shell motor oil company of canada limited. It isn't real heavy glass like I would think it should be. The part that really has me concerned is the bottom reading. I can't think of another meaning for 1933 design REC'D other than recopied??? Any input on this bottle? I bought it on ebay, and it looks in very good shape with not much rubbing or scratches at all! Are there repro's of this bottle that you have heard of? Thanks for your time....you have an AWSOME sight (-: Thanks ~~Chris~~

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From: barb vann

To: Digger

Subject: laird and co

Date: 15-01-2004

hi, I have a bottle 7inch apple shaped small neck with handle top half brown bottom creammy colore by laird and co scobeyville I have no idea what kind of bottle it is it looks like it says sponge bottle? any ideas. thanks it i.       sorry ceramic maybes porcelin barb ri.

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From: Marc Gallagher

To: Digger

Subject: RE: Modox Question from 2001

Date: 16-01-2004

Back in 2001 one of the questions asked was about Modox. I have the answer. Here is the deal. Modox was my great grandfather's beverage company in Providnece RI that was put out of business by Moxie (No love lost here for anything Moxie!). You can read about it at my genealogy site at the following address: http://pages.cthome.net/powrpc/barry.htm I am in search of Modox items for family members. Keep me posted if you find any. Marc Gallagher

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From: Bob Lister

To: Digger

Subject: kentucy bourbon bottle

Date: 16-01-2004

I have a bottle from the frankfort distilling company in louisville kentucky . It's of a golfer shoting around a tree.  the label says rare antique 10 year old bourbon . The bottom side says sportsman series 1971 golfer and the number 7 that looks like it in writing. Could you tell me if it has some type of value . The seal has not been broken . thank you so much for your help     bob lister

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From: Jacky Fuller

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 16-01-2004

Hello,   I am trying to research a soda bottle from Youngstown Ohio by J.W. Dickey. I can't find anything on it. Can you help? I would like to know as much as I can on it, including valuation. Thanks in advance, Jacky Fuller  

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From: TOBY

To: Digger

Subject: PUROCK BOTTLES

Date: 16-01-2004

Sir, We read one of the questions about purock water bottles, the Charles E. Hires Co, Phillidelphia. We also have a few of these bottles. If you could give us any info on them, we would appreciate it. Thank you. Toby Kimmel

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From: ANDREWROCK

To: Digger

Subject: Questions about 4 bottles

Date: 16-01-2004

Hello: I have 4 bottles, the first is a 7 1/2 greenish bottle and embossed with Fredk Cook, 78 Barrow. St. New York and on the back it has This bottle is registered. The lip is missed shaped and the seams start at the bottom and end around the neck. The second bottle is pinkish in color and it has Registered The Hartmann & Fehrenbach, Trad Mark, a picture of a horse with wings and at the bottom Wilmington, Del. On the back, this bottle is never sold, the seam starts from the bottom and end near the neck. The third bottle, is "Bumstead's Worm syrup, One bottle has killed 100 worms, Children cry for more, Just try it. And the last bottle, has "Ricco" embossed on it, Content 6 Fl. oz, Patent pending. Can you please give me some information on these bottles. Thanks, Diane Webb

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From: The Lillie's

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 16-01-2004

Hello I have what I think is an old bottle. It is clear and has a paper label. It is a Dr. Sloan's linament bottle. I can find no date on the label or imprinted on the class. It does have a screw type opening. Is there anything you can tell me about it, or where I can find out more information. Thank you, Darlene Lillie

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From: John Wells

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 16-01-2004

I have a Chamberlain Toilet Cream bottle with a alum. lid from Des Moines, Iowa about 3" high and 2" across can you tell me about it . Thanks John Wells 49920

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From: Florene Brunner

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 16-01-2004

it would be nice just to see if the whiskey bottle I found is antique and then where I can check for price. It is round and wooden with some decorative carvings in the wood. it says its by james lockhart... . the label says beam's choice 8 years old kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. dark wood colored and maybe about 8 inches tall with a screw wooden lid

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From: vbaj

To: Digger

Subject: coca cola

Date: 17-01-2004

My friend has a flat sided coca cola bottle.Can you get us some info on maybe the year and what it could be worth it was bottled in lexington kentucky.          Thanks ,           Brent

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From: greg mccormick

To: Digger

Subject: bottle question and photo

Date: 16-01-2004

Dear digger,   please help, I recently found a bottle that i cant identify and know nothing about, its aqua blue with a sloped collar, round flask shaped, embossed letters say john w. Stout &co new york w/ a large x in the center? A picture is attached and any info. You can give me is much appreciated.           Thank you sincerely,              greg mccormick, savannah ga 

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From: Ronic

To: Digger

Subject: Bols Ballerina Bottle

Date: 16-01-2004

Hi, This may sound like an odd request but was wondering if you know much about the Bols Ballerina Bottles? I had one as a child, it was worth the world to me. It was one of the few things I had from my grandmother. An X boyfriend sold this bottle in a junk store somewhere near Las Vegas around 1992. Do you know how many of these bottles might be floating around the US? W/out much to go on but memory do I have ANY chance of ever finding MY bottle? Any advice would be welcome. Ronica

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From: PackagedPork

To: Digger

Subject: Silver Dollar Whiskey bottle

Date: 17-01-2004

hello there my name is Aaron and we have had this bottle of whiskey for as long as I can remember its called "silver dollar whiskey" it says " bottled in bond under government supervision by distillers corporation limited Montréal Canada contents 16 ozs" on a paper label. the screw cap is still in place as is about 25% of the contents. the cap will not come off it is stuck I have been unsuccessful finding information about it. I checked kovels and they have no mention of it there . I will be buying your books as I am new to bottle digging. I am a metal detectorist but I find many old bottles in my travels and I need a reliable price source any information you may have or any direction you can point me in for research would be greatly appreciated thank you for your time Aaron

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From: Susan

To: Digger

Subject: Schlorer

Date: 17-01-2004

Hi, Im looking for a old Schlorer mayonnaise jar it would probably read Mrs.Schlorers if you have any thing with the Schlorer name on it thanks for your time..Susan Schlorer

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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     

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From: GC Brisby

To: DIGGER

Subject: QUESTION

Date: 17-01-2004

I have a whiskey bottle I found at a Virgina City dump. it is a regular 5th with seams, clear and has no label but has an insect or fly surrounded by a wreath near the neck. It doesn't look extreemly old but I am curious. Glenn Brisby

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From: Cliff Bottorff

To: Digger

Subject: linco bleach bottle

Date: 17-01-2004

Dear Digger: I dug up my backyard to install a septic system and unearthed several old bottles one was a linco bleach bottle. It has raised letters but no raised edge, instead the word linco is in a box of raised line.It also says wash disinfects, bleaches just below and around the bottle. it is a screw top pre 42 I believe.              thank you,             Cliff Bottorff  

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From: Malcolm Holcombe

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 17-01-2004

Hello Digger, I have a blue Ayer's Hair Vigor Bottle in excellent condition, but with a center hole cork dropped into the interior, no glass stopper, marked on bottom with "J.C.A. Co." in the center, with a "B" above & a "5." below. Photos attached - Value?  

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From: Malcolm Holcombe

To: Digger

Subject: Cobalt Figural Bottle - Polishe pontil & Engraved #'s

Date: 17-01-2004

Digger, I have a figural "body" bottle, no stopper, that has significant bubbles in the glass, has a polished pontil bottom & marked "H876 / 120". It measures 4 3/4 in. tall x 3 in. wide. Photos attached. What is it? Value? Malcolm  

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From: Marvin Honeycutt

To: Digger

Subject: kkk Medicine Co

Date: 17-01-2004

I found a bottle, I would like some information about. It has KKK Medicine Co. Keokuk Iowa on the bottle. I havent had any luck finding anything about this bottle. Any help would be appreciated thanks Marvin   Deweese, Nebr. Thank you Marvin

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From: rescalli

To: Digger

Subject: Odell's hat & coat rack 1887

Date: 17-01-2004

Hello Digger, My wife started refinishing an old coat rack, & after stripping the paint off, found this ODELL'S HAT & COAT RACK pat. nov 1, 87 mfd. by ODELL W W. WORKS INDIANAPOLIS Not being fluent in antiquology, would you have a moment to guide us please? Thanks, Judy & Rich

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From: Steve Jacobs

To: Digger

Subject: Question about Medicines

Date: 18-01-2004

Hi Digger!! Is there any information on the old dieases and what they supposedly were. I was just wondering if there was a list somewhere of the old timers dieases like dypepsia, consumption, things of that nature and what the diease was supposed to do to you?? Thanks Steve

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From: kim noyfb

To: Digger

Subject: decanters

Date: 18-01-2004

hi there,  I just had a question about a 1969 stitzel & weller whiskey decanter I got from my grandfather..its the dull hillbilly with a shotgun. I also have a james beam golden gate casino 1970 decanter..are these worth anything?                thanks for any input KIM

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From: MACHELLE BERNARDY

To: Digger

Subject: Chemical box,

Date: 18-01-2004

Hi. I was wondering if you can tell me if this has any value. I have a Baker and Adamson Reagents and Fine Chemicals, General Chemical Co., NY NY USA (1cc-15c-75). I read one of your last questions and the guy had a bottle from the same background as my box, or so it seems to me. Please help .

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From: holly zippy

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 18-01-2004

HI Digger,  I recently wrote to you about Smirnoff bottle and some soda bottles that I have . I was able to get a picture on here and thought if you could tell me any thing about the Smirnoff bottle or the others I would appreciate it .         Thnx Holly  Msg-bottles.eml

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From: Jay cashtrustfund

To: Digger

Subject: Grapette Soda-Original?

Date: 18-01-2004

Hi Digger! I recently came across a clear glass bottle with slight neck & bottom embossing in the glass, however; the glass is very light weight. White lettering on front reads: Contains 6 oz.-Grapette Soda-Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.-Imitation Grape Flavor. White lettering on back reads: Close to Nature-Enriched with Dextrose-A deposit of 1cent only require on this bottle-Copr. 1939 B T Fooks Mfg Co-Camden Ark. Bottom is impressed with: G673 - 9 diamond pattern trademark 4 - Duraglas 6. Condition is excellent except for some wear use on the bottle and on the back side of the white lettering. Is this an original Grapette bottle with any value? Much appreciated....Nikki

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From: mebrat gebreab

To: Digger

Subject: how to decorate by hand color lebeling on glass bottles

Date: 19-01-2004

Dear/sir thank you for your time. I was finding how to decoarate color lebeling on glass lebeling but it is hope full when I get your website that it says I am able to lebel by hand even thouhg an old method. therefore I want to get the necessary things or colors which I take from document that the finely ground low fusing, lead, borosilicate glasses, to which an oxide or a salt or other mineral pigments have been added, how to get these thing and how to apply. the process. thank you again Mebrat

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From: PSFlemg

To: Digger

Subject: 1937 Seagrams Whiskey

Date: 19-01-2004

My sister has an unopened bottle of Seagrams Whiskey with a 1937 unbroken seal - is it of any collectible value? Penny

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From: Victorysunshiney

To: Digger

Subject: bols musical ballerina bottle

Date: 19-01-2004

dear Digger could you give me some information on a bols bottle with a ballerina in a white dress it also plays music.It has a missouri state liquor control tag on it that says 16 cents.

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From: Howie Pinchbeck

To: Digger

Subject: Can you identify this bottle.

Date: 19-01-2004

The bottle is Embossed with ........ W.T.& S and         ....... W M Barnard and Sons, London Height 9" Circumference 8"  Bottle has a tapered mouth that has been applied over the lip, rather crudly.There is no embossing on the base . The bottle has been Pinched twice when moulten forming two compartments.The lower contains the contents of the bottle. The upper contains a glass marble and a cork gasket that would fit under a lip on the top. When poured with the Upper "pinch" down the contents would free pour as the pinch would hold the marble. When poured with the top pinch up the marble would roll down and contact the gasket , covering the exit and allowing only a measured "shot" to pour out. The bottom "pinch" contains the marble in the top compartment.  It was found in central British Columbia, Canada. In an old Ghost Town called Wallasheen. I would really appreciate it if you could identify what kind of bottle this is and how old it is , and if it has value. I am not a collector , just curious as it a rather unique item. Thank You Howie Pinchbeck Salmon Arm, BC Canada  

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From: Lea Trujillo

To: Digger

Subject: kellogg's glass bottle

Date: 19-01-2004

We live in North Florida and have found a clear, smooth glass bottle with Kellogg's on the bottom. I've tried searched the internet and only found old Kellogg's milk bottles with foil caps. Mine looks to have a screw on cap or lid. Any information you could provide would be great. Thanks L Trujillo

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From: Aaron J.

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 19-01-2004

Hello, I was recently at my Grandma's house and we came across a clear bottle with a cork in the top. The bottle is shaped similar to a human figure, has a face at the top, and at the bottom, is labeled "Mr. Pickwick". I have never seen one like this before and neither had the neighborhood antique shop. What do you think? Thanks, Aaron

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From: margi marouf

To: Digger

Subject: CLOCKENGASSE BOTTLE & BEER BOTTLE

Date: 20-01-2004

Hi digger, Found two bottles when putting a pool in the back yard the 1st one is GLOCKENGASSE 4711 KOLN/RH with 926 on the bottom of the bottle the 2nd one is ONE IMPERIAL QUART ( looks like an old beer bottle ) also says This bottle always remains the property of HOTEL MOSMAN LTD CROWS NEST HOTEL LTD FIVE DOCK HOTEL LTD FREEMANSONS HOTEL LTD BURWOOD Just would like to know the age of both bottles and worth if any. Thanks Margaret Mahon

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From: blickle blickle

To: Digger

Subject: value

Date: 20-01-2004

I have a full bottle of Canadian Club whiskey, 40 oz, with 1953 on label What is the value? Thank you. Jerry

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From: Cathern Robinson

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 20-01-2004

I have a very light blue opaque glass bottle that is shaped like the ancient Grecian water picture. It has a picture of the Parthenon, in the back ground; Plato, Aristotle and Socrates are in the fore ground talking. On the bottom read, "Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. This sentence is written in a circle. In the middle of the circle, it reads, " D 334 119 61 2". 

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From: Diane_Kinstel

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 20-01-2004

Is there anything you can tell me about this bottle? It's three sections linked together with a wire frame to make the shape of a bottle. Two of the three necks have the original corks and the bottom has a patent pending notation with the year 1896 on it. On the sides of each section are etched 'Rye', 'Creme de Menthe' and as I recall 'Rum' (I don't have it with me so I'm guessing). I bought it at a flea market in Pennsylvania back in the early 1980's. I can't find any information on any such type of bottle. Thank you.

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From: Julie and Mike

To: Digger

Subject: old bottles

Date: 20-01-2004

Hi. I was wondering when you were going to answer my questions on the bottle pictures I sent you. It states that you are about 6 months behind. I sent in my bottle pictures in February of 2002. It has been almost 2 years. Just wondering. Thanks.

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From: margi marouf

To: Digger

Subject: CLOCKENGASSE BOTTLE & BEER BOTTLE

Date: 20-01-2004

Hi digger, Found two bottles when putting a pool in the back yard the 1st one is GLOCKENGASSE 4711 KOLN/RH with 926 on the bottom of the bottle the 2nd one is ONE IMPERIAL QUART ( looks like an old beer bottle )

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From: brian bash

To: Digger

Subject: bols

Date: 20-01-2004

hello, I was just curoius my father has a bols ballerina with gold in side, and it playes music, , can u tell me the value of this, , , thanks brian ash

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From: Rose Struble

To: Digger

Subject: Identification of a glass thing?

Date: 20-01-2004

Hi Digger: Do you identify objects from pictures? I don't need an appraisal, because I don't even know what it is. I'll go ahead and send pictures in case you will help. Thanks. Rose http://images.andale.com/f2/103/113/6046749/1075817851598_mysteryshake rthing.jpg a http://images.andale.com/f2/103/113/6046749/1072508851440_mysteryshake ropened.jpg "http://images.andale.com/f2/103/113/6046749/1076265636559_mysterything ends.jpg

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From: JORDAN

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 20-01-2004

Dear digger, i am currently on a quest to find my ancestors i am mailing you to see if you have any ideas on how i can accomplish this quest. The family name i am looking for is lakel, his name was lawerence lakel i have tracked him down to garret county in the 1800's but now im stuck, you seem to be a professional at this so i thought id take the chance and ask the question; please respond i am so wiiling to learn thankyou for your time. Rose lakeL

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From: ATMB Dyer

To: Digger

Subject: Bottles found in Nigeria

Date: 20-01-2004

Hi, I worked in Nigeria many years ago and brought back about 30 bottles that I was told were from late 1700's and English Gin Bottles. They were found in the Escravos River and supposedly were thrown overboard during slave trade. Anyway, they all have a name on them and some have pictures- flags, dogs, Serval, rabbit, Bison. Was wondering if this description sounds familiar, and if so - what they might be worth. Most of them are olive green, but a few are clear. One of the clear ones has a stamp on it - like that which would be used on hot wax - only this is at the top of the bottle and is actually glass itself. Thanks, Bill Bill Dyer Quantum Leap Resources

 

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From: Cindy Price

To: Digger

Subject: Marie Brizard Bottle

Date: 21-01-2004

I have a old liquor bottle that has 4 chamber of different liquors ist chamber has creme dementhe, 2nd anisette, 3rd has Apry, 4th has cream de cacao... Lable has Marie Brizard Bordeaux France 1755 Fondee En Could you tell me anything about this bottle it is very unique looking

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From: Rick Jorandby

To: Digger

Subject: Smirnoff bottle

Date: 21-01-2004

Digger, I am trying to find out more about a bottle that was made/contained a Smirnoff product. The bottle is in the shape of a bear, tan to beige in color. It has a 1/5 quart marking on it.It also states Hartford, Conn. on the bottle. There is also writing that is STE Pierre Smirnoff, USA and STE Pier Poland 1886-1917 Heublein Sales Corp. On the bottom of the bottle it has R776 and 66-9. The owner of the bottle has not been able to find any info on this bottle. Any ideas? Thanks RJ

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From: Melia Muncy berrslady

To: Digger

Subject: Pepsin Bottle

Date: 21-01-2004

Hello Digger, A friend of mine found this bottle for me and I am searching for information on it. It is a Dr. W.B. Caldwell Syrup Pepsin Bottle, with Monticello, Illinoise on the left side, and Dr WB Caldwell, INC. On the right. The bottom has a P with a circle around it and a 2 to the Left. The bottle is in great shape. No cracks or chips. But has not been cleaned. In my research I found this information: Dr. Caldwell's Syrup of Pepsin In 1885, Dr. Wm. B. Caldwell moved from Cisco, Illinois, and began practicing medicine in Monticello. He concocted a remedy called "Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, " an alcoholic sugar solution containing senna, a small amount of a salicylate, a tiny amount of pepsin, and flavored with oil of peppermint and aromatics. Caldwell began manufacturing this in a drugstore below his offices. In 1893, Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin was officially marketed locally to surrounding towns, and by 1903 had achieved a national prominence. Manufacturing was started in a building west of the Wabash between Livingston and Washington Streets. In 1924 the final building phase of the four story building was completed. After several ownerships, the plant was closed in 1984. The building still stands on the site. Old Dr. Caldwell bottles have found all over the United States and Canada. Here is a picture of the bottle:  I would like to find out the basic Value of the Bottle!  Thank you Very Much! Melia in TN

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From: Joel Kmetz

To: Digger

Subject: Coke bottle caps

Date: 21-01-2004

I found a box that has about 60 old bottle caps. I would guess from mid to early 60's. There is about 55 Coke and 4 or 5 Fresca caps. On the outside of the caps there is a baseball above the Coke name. The inside they have pictures and names of baseball player's. On the inside it has the team name, player name and the 2 letter designation for the player's position. Are these something people collect? What would there worth be?

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From: sidiq

To: Digger

Subject: BOTTLES OF FRANCE

Date: 22-01-2004

Dear Mr.Digger, I posses two bottles made in france. The first one is in Viking ship shape with glass lid & the word 'INVISIBILITY' is embossed on the lid & in the end of the bottle the words 'COGNAC LARSEN FRANCE' is embossed. It's a clear bottle & some portion of it is frosted & gold border & the second bottle has four holes ( for cork) & has four different compartments inside & in the bottom 'MADE IN FRANCE' is embossed. Will you please give me the details alongwith it's price. Thanking you. Yours truly, Siddik A.Razak

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From: Judith S.

To: Digger

Subject: bottle question

Date: 22-01-2004

Digger I have a bottle gillig  from peoria ills . its a 7 oz soda . on front lower its marked f a co, Its a blob top. somebody told me that the manufacturer was fahnstock albroe co. from pittsburg and they were only in business a short time in the1860, s. Im trying to date the bottle . can you give me any help . thanks Tony

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From: Ghasser1

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle ID?

Date: 22-01-2004

I found a one quart bottle at a thrift shop that appears to be somewhat old. It is shaped like a milk bottle, is clear glass however has a purplish tint (most likely from aging), and has the following labeling (as raised letters - unpainted); SMDA Springfield, O (this is located about 1/3 of the way down from the top where the neck widens) Directly on the other side is " 3 cents" (cents is the cent sign) Around the bottom is "REGISTERED - SEALED"  "L52 ONE QUART LIQUID" On the bottom, in the center, is a circle with what appears to be the # 4 inside it. All letters appear to be "doubled" when you look at it at any angle. It is about 12" tall. I've looked everywhere to find anything on this but no luck. Any chance you can help? Sincerely, Gary R. Hasser

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From: Sandy W

To: Digger

Subject: FELIX PART-T-TIME BEVERAGES

Date: 22-01-2004

Dear Digger,  I Have an unopened bottle of "FELIX PART-T-TIME BEVERAGES" . It is a crown top, and I believe it is soda. It is roughly 8 inches tall and has ridges on the neck. on the back it says "Distinctly Different, THE FAIMLY FAVOURITE, THE CROWN TELLS THE FLAVOUR, CONTENTS 7fl. ozs, BOTTLED FOR FELIX DISTRIBUTORS LIMITED VANCOUVER B.C.", and it has a picture of Felix The Cat on it. I can't find anything on the web about it. Can you shed some light on it"s age, and value. thank you. Rick Perry

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From: Darrell S Driver

To: Digger

Subject: Old Jug

Date: 22-01-2004

Dear Sir, My husband recently found an old jug In lexington Georgia buried underground. It looks to be made of clay or some type of pottery. It also has what seems to be like a glaze on top. It looks to be very old. I have checked it out and can't seem to find any writings on it anywhere. How could I find out how old it is and what the value is? Also I am pretty sure it at one time had a wood cork for the top. It also has one handle right beside the spout on the right hand side. Thanks for any info you can give me.

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From: Marpatric

To: Digger

Subject: bottle with salamanders on lid ( safe to review)

Date: 22-01-2004

Hi Can you please help me identify this jar and its usage? On the bottom it says     PAT' D 9/7/1915          6 IT HAS TURNED LIGHT PURPLE and has what looks like salamanders on the stopper top. Stopper lid is hollow. To me it looks like an apothecary bottle. Here are some PICS. I have looked through my large collection of books and have found nothing. I really appreciate what ever time you have. thanks Patricia 

 

     

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From: Martin1291

To: Digger

Subject: Clear glass bottle

Date: 23-01-2004

I found a clear glass bottle rectangular in shape with a two inch smaller neck. No screw on cap I think maybe a cork top but it has two ff's and the date1908 on the bottom. It was found in a creek in the mountains. Just was wondering what might have been in it. My 12 year old daughter spends the summer with her Grandparents in the mountains every summer and has several other bottles green bottle with a glass eye dropper. I would appreciate any information if any I know I don't give you much to go on. Thank you Kim Martin P.S. I have sent several e-mails to others and no response

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From: Roger D. Bentley,

To: Digger

Subject: Glassboro 1850

Date: 22-01-2004

Hello, I would like some info on a flask or bottle. Information: GLASSBORO 1850 with flower imprint, bottom says NULINE NJ (only) color is amber It has an imprint similar to an acorn on bottom. It does not have Wheaton on it ........Reproduction or the real thing? Thanks for response!!!!! Roger Bentley

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From: Ken T. ken-

To: Digger

Subject: Snowcrest bear bank bottles...

Date: 23-01-2004

Hi Digger,  This is in reference to Jim who knows a lot about the Snowcrest bear bank bottles. Do you still have his email available so I can contact him? I used to work for Snowcrest Inc in the early 70s. In fact my mother and two brothers also worked there for quite a few years. The following is a cut & paste from your site

--- "One of your readers asked you about Snowcrest bear bottles and you didn't have much to tell him. I've got about 140 of them and can tell him anything he wants to know about them

-- if you refer him to me, I'll fill him in. Bottom Line, though

-- 1940s -1960s

-- concentrated syup for home made juice (sort of a fore-runner to Kool-aid)

-- similar to grappette bottles of the same era. Snowcrest made 3 sizes of bears

-- 7.5" is very common

-- 11" is very rare and the 4 " is very rare

-- also made a seal

-- very rare and an ambler colored bear bank

-- extremely rare. Grappette made elephants, cats, clowns, etc.... U-Pour it made foxes and elephants. I've got 'em all. Later, Jim  Thanks for the information Jim. I know even after 30 years of collecting how little I knpow about the subject and can and do defer to other people's expertise like yours. Digger "

--- thanks for any help you can give Ken T.

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From: Terry tlt

To: Digger

Subject: old bottle

Date: 23-01-2004

Clear DayHi Digger; I'm looking for information on a bottle I dug up the other day in Maine. It's a rectangle shape, amber with urodonal embossed on a concave front the bottle has a flat back and sides the bottom is also concaved with 1033 cc embossed on it the seems are around the bottom and upthe side on opposite corners stopping bellow a single square lip. It's about 6" tall.  thanks for your help Dale

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From: Douglas Miller

To: Digger

Subject: bottle question

Date: 23-01-2004

Dear Digger, My name is Doug Miller. I live in Elizabethtown, PA. I found a number of old bottles in my uncle's basement, and as this is all new to me, I'd like to ask you about them. Some are coke bottles, light green, embossed with coca-cola around the middle. On the bottom it says "Rutherford, NJ" with refund of 5 cents in CT, NY, MA. Was just wondering the age and possible worth? Also found a Lincoln Bank Bottle. As you probably know it is shaped like Abe Lincoln and has embossed on bottom the number 4, then 17 on the left side of the bottom, and 52 on the right side. Then underneath "Lincoln Foods Inc.", Lawrence, Mass. Any idea of this bottle's age and possible worth? Thank you so much for your help, Doug

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From: chichibanta

To: Digger

Subject: bon oil bottle

Date: 24-01-2004

I have a bottle that is about 6" tall. It has a small handle towards the neck. Also has some leaves on two sides of the bottle. This bottle is very feminine looking. On the smooth sides of the bottle, it has BON OIL. The only other marks were on the bottom. There is a P with a circle around it in the center. Above that, there is the number 184. Do you have any info about this bottle? Thanks so much! Christy

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From: Nancy Labinsk

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 24-01-2004

I found your website hoping maybe you could help. My parents received as a wedding gift a bar set from 1967. This bar set has a drawer which opens 2 doors. Within the set there are 4 shot glasses, 4 rocks glasses and 4 decanters all labeled appropriately. Also in the drawer are the original corkscrew, stirrer, ice pick, etc. The only marking I found was on the decantur bottles labeled "Karoff". All is in mint condition, just wondering if you could help me find the value. Thank you Nancy Labinsk

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From: david pope

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 24-01-2004

Hi Digger I have just started collecting bottles so its very much new to me, I have two bottles which I cant seem find any thing about them. The first is a beer bottle Whitebread&Co Ltd london the second is a perfume bottle I think. I have enc two photos thanks dave p  

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From: Jan Maehner

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle

Date: 24-01-2004

Hi,  iam from Germany and try to find out why on Earth the cans in Germany have a Size of 330ml (12 ounce). I found out that the size came frome the bottle size. But why the bottles where made in a size of 12 oz? Is there any sense behind this?  Perhaps you can help me to answer the question. Thank you in advance  Jan

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From: mike

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 24-01-2004

Ihave 2 old beer bottles.They both are unopened. The first one isgreen and says Silver bond premium beer Youngstown brewery inc. youngstown ohio.contains not over 3.2% alcohol.The secoond one is a brown bottle that says 1884 ale.matz brewing company bellaire ohio. The cap on it has a west virginia state sign.Could you tell me how old these are and their value.

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From: Meister Christie John

To: Digger

Subject: Chinese Bottle

Date: 24-01-2004

Like Julie in your questions forum, I too have a brown glazed stoneware type, fat bellied, short narrow necked wide mouth bottle with writing "Federal law prohibits sale or re-use of this bottle". On the bottom it says "Wing Lee Wai China" also with some Chinese writing. I also have another bottle that almost looks identical in size, color and shape, however it has no markings. I inherited both of these from my grandmother along with other items. I have no idea of their history or age. My guess is they were used to store liquor. Hoping you have some information to share. Thank you. Christie

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From: cynthiaperring

To: Digger

Subject: Cobalt Cathedral Bottles

Date: 24-01-2004

Hello, What a great site. I am selling bottles for a man that has a very large collection. He has been collecting for years but does not have too much information. What I would like to know, before I sell, is this: He has a set of cobalt blue cathedral ink bottles and a cobalt blue bottle that he says is called Madonna. Do you have any information on these? He also has a lot of black glass open pontil case bottles and captains bottles. Please guide me in the right directions so that I make sure I do right by him. Thanks so much Sinder

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From: Phil Arnold

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 24-01-2004

 Phil Arnold Mililani, HI Hello Mr. Odell

---  I'm sitting here at my computer in Mililani HI looking at what I have always believed to be an early San Miguel beer bottle that I found in an old dump site on the island of Guam in 1970. There were also a couple of green glass coke bottles with Oakland and San Francisco stamped on the bottom, the kind I used to buy for a nickel when I was a kid and never had enough of in that 6 oz. size.  However, the beer bottle is black glass, or olive green if you hold it up to the light, according to the info. I learned from a website today. I'm guessing beer, because it has an inch and a quarter by an inch and a quarter raised S over an M that looks like it was written on with a molten glass pen. I'm sure it was produced by the mold but it looks like it was dripped on . Guam is close to the Phillipines and San Miguel has, or had a brewery there. It is a BIM bottle unlike the ABM coke bottles, I had never noticed the seams on any bottle before seeing the website today.The base has the words, SUCCESSORS OFPPROXAS as well. The bottle is also straighter on one side than the other and has a handmade look.  I am hoping to connect with someone who has the reference material and can tell me about this bottle. I am not a collector but I do like this bottle and would like to know more about it origin etc. Thanks, Phil Arnold

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From: Jennifer Otto jenro5

To: Digger

Subject: Seitz

Date: 24-01-2004

Hi, Digger. I just discovered your website and look forward to reading more of it. I'm a great-granddaughter of Alice Seitz of the Easton, PA brewery and, being very interested in family history, I've decided to try to acquire some memorabilia from the brewery to someday pass along to my sons. I have one bottle from my grandmother and that's it. I did a search on your site and saw a message from a fellow who wanted to sell his collection. The message didn't show a date...I'm wondering if you can put me in touch with him? He was Dave Miller of Boise, Idaho. I'd also appreciate any hints/tips you can share with me about getting started collecting. Thank you! Jennifer Otto of Illinois

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From: Patti Kelley

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 24-01-2004

Dear Digger,  I have a collectors bottle of Ballantine's scotch whisky. The bottle is in the shape of a fisherman sitting down with a basket and a fish in his right hand and a fishing pole in his left. It has a sticker that says "genuine Palfrey china" and another that say's that it's 14 years old. On the back engraved it says "ballantines c 1969 liquor bottle 185" It's unopened with the tax seal unbroken. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? What might it be worth?

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From: keith stewart

To: Digger

Subject: spider web bottle

Date: 25-01-2004

I have a bottle with spider webs all over it. The bottom of the bottle says Hiram Walker & Sons. I do know it is a whiskey bottle. I can't find any info on it. Can you help?

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From: JeannneHatier

To: Digger

Subject: looking for ferderick knapp bottles

Date: 25-01-2004

hello my name is mike knapp my great great grandfather own frederick knapp bottleing in philadelphia penn. I am looking for one of his bottles could you help me  thanks for reading this mike knapp

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From: Ann w_kylean

To: Digger

Subject: liquor bottle with a beautiful picture on it

Date: 25-01-2004

This bottle I got off of an x landlady of mine quite a few years back, doing some cleaning up for her around the house. the house was handed down to her so it is pretty old house so I figure that this bottle sould be pretty old. I think it`s a beautifully made with the picture picture on it. I have sent all the picture I have of it so you can see exactly how it looks like and it is 9 & half a inch tall, and 10" around. I would like to know if you know what it might be worth. Thanks, Ann

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From: Christopher Poulin

To: Digger

Subject: Veribest, Armour & Company

Date: 25-01-2004

Hello Digger! I was hoping you may be able to assist me in finding out about a few gems I found. Or possibly direct me to someone that may. They are a collection from Veribest, Armour & Company Co., dated 1905. I'm attaching a few images of one labeled "Every Day Menus". It seems that I my have found the entire set (total of 11). I did read the posting about an Armour & Company Co. bottle fragment that was found by a student during a dump dig and thought that you may had come across applicable information on the companies printed works. Also, I read through the list you provided of none food items and didn't come across these. any help would be greatly appreciated! Regards, Christopher Poulin P.S I apologize for the quality of the photos... not much of a photographer I guess.

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From: Jayne W. Dye, M.D.

To: Digger

Subject: Schweppes Stoneware

Date: 25-01-2004

Digger, Assistance please. Stoneware, light warm brown, glaze is worn especially at the crown neck, seems poorly made with imperfections. Ht. 6 1/2 inches, base (no markings) 2 5/8 inch diameter. Crown neck 7/8 inch. Label is indented, as if made by rolling bottle over a raised marker before firing, only one, positioned level with the bottom edge, measuring 1 7/8 inches tall and 3 1/8 inches wide. Markings in label include the word "Schweppes" in fancy letters running in a banner from the bottom left to the top right. Then in less fancy 'font' at the top left there is a crown preceding the words: "TO THE  EEN"; at the bottom right is "TO THE PRINCE OF WALES" followed by a fleur-de-lie. I have only looked at the web. When I search under "Schweppes" I find glass bottles but not the stoneware. Too common to collect? I am not a collector. This was a gift. Thank you for any interesting comments, if you wish to include it on your Q&A page. Jayne Wunsch

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From: Janet

To: Digger

Subject: Seagram's decanter

Date: 25-01-2004

Hi Digger, I also have the same bottle, unopened, in the original Tiffany Bag, and Box, as described below.  Janet Friday, January 31, 2003 9:01 PM

Subject: Tiffany Decanter Dear Digger , I just came across this question below, and would like to also know the answer. I have this same bottle of Segrams in the Bicentennial Tiffany decanter, unopened in the original Tiffany bag, and box. thanks, Karen Dear Digger , I found what looks to like a clear glass decanter. The bottom of the bottle reads?Seagram?s 1776 Decanter Designed By Tiffany & Co? There is a label around the neck that reads?In The Tiffany Decanter, Blended and bottled By Seagram Distillers Company, Relay, MD 1776 By seagram Premium American Whiskey 4/5 quart A Blend 80 proof? Label seems to be made of paper and maybe an aluminum silvery color. I have had a problem finding out history of seagrams distillers since they were bought by penrod co. Thank You for your help, Debbie

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From: l swain rswain02

To: Digger

Subject: OLD BOTTLE

Date: 25-01-2004

I found a uncommon three sided bottle, it's 2 inc. tall and has a masquito on it.The bottle is colbolt blue and on a ring around the masquito it is printed mcCormic&co. Balto. under ring it says patent applied for.Please let me know if you have any info.                 Digger DON

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From: Eric Cole

To: DIGGER

Subject: COLORADO BEER

Date: 26-01-2004

Digger, can you help me with this one beer from hoster colorado. That is all it says on it. Applied top early to mid 80 peter stumpf beer next to it. eric cole

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From: Ricky

To: Digger

Subject: Dant Distillery

Date: 26-01-2004

I have a Mountain Quail whiskey bottle from 1969 (edition #4 of field birds) I was wondering if it was worth any amount of $ Thanks for taking the time to read this.. Ricky Gallant

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From: linda griesbach

To: Digger

Subject: liquor decanter

Date: 26-01-2004

I am looking for a price from a ezra brooks liberty silver dollar decanter with black cap. it has seven stars on one side and six on the other. on the bottom it says heritage china 1969 h.c.8 90 proof. it is shaped like a coin with 1804 coin on it. I was told they didnt make many with the black caps  thank you

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From: timeandagaincollectibles.

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle

Date: 26-01-2004

Dear Digger, I have an amber chapin & gore sour mash 1867 Chicago bottle about 6 inches high . Darrell Wilcox

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From: Jonathan

To: Digger

Subject: Old Coke bottles

Date: 28-01-2003 Hi, I just spent about 4 hours in a flea market searching through about 800 Coca cola bottles. I came across 4 that I thought might be worth something and I was wondering if you could help me out. They are all 6oz and embossed Coca Cola Trade Mark Registered Bottle PAT O Dec 25 1921 and on the other side Coca Cola Trade Mark Registered MIN CONTENTS 6 OZS. On the bottom of the bottles there is a cirlce and on one side of the circle it shows a state and on the other side the city. These bottles are all clear with a green hue. Thanks for your time!

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From: Pammii

To: Digger

Subject: can you help me with my bottle?

Date: 26-01-2004

Hi I have a Chevas Regal bottle that is green ceramic or porcelain and was made by Royal Doulton in ENgland - it has a crest with lions on the sides and other grat features. there is no date on it - it is beautiful! Thanks for a response and help or if you can point me in the right direction that would be a great help  I am meeting lots of walls! thanks Pamela

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From: Ros Henry ros

To: Digger

Subject: Dr Ingham's Nervine Pain Remedy

Date: 27-01-2004

Hi Digger, I am an amateur genealogist and have recently started looking up the family of my adopted American family (I came to the US as an AFS student). One of the best stories they had to tell was that of their father (though I think from research it was probably a grandfather, or even a great-grandfather) sitting in a barn on a farm in Vergennes Vermont and watching the bottling of their uncle's patent nerve tonic. As the story goes, once the Drug Administration swung into action the stuff was banned! I'd like to buy a bottle of Dr Ingham's Nervine Pain Remedy/Tonic (minus the contents), which I saw valued on a website recently at around $31. I'm prepared to pay up to $50, for a good bottle, to give to the family. None of us is very rich, and this is for sentimental value only. Can you help? I'd be grateful. Rose

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From: Eddie

To: Digger

Subject: Comment from a Cincinnati digger

Date: 27-01-2004

Hi again Digger. This is Eddie from www.privydigger.com. My comment is; I bet if you wanted to you could write a very good book on the history of Cincinnati/Covington/Newport bottle using merchants. I realize that the market would be much smaller than the national market of your other books, but it would be great for us local guys. Not only would local bottle diggers/collectors like it, but anyone interested in Cincinnati's history. All those facts you come up with transcend mere bottles and become significant info for any local history buffs. Maybe you could add in some Hemingray stuff, and maybe merchants other than bottle using.??? Seems like those into local history, especially merchant history, like anything to do with their own local.  Just a thought. I'll be in line the day it rolls off the press. Take care and keep on diggin'. -Eddie (ps. hey we hit a pit down on Eastern and got a PDF/Mexican off with his head !!! Also 5 other ip PDF's, a cb owen, and a david baker aqua squat. 'Twas a deep wet stinker.)

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From: John

To: Digger

Subject: NAILSEA

Date: 27-01-2004

This is a nailsea bottle? It measures a little over 6 cm. It is clear with blue stripes. We like to find the value on it.

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From: HELEN

To: Digger

Subject: BOTTLES

Date: 27-01-2004

Dear sir, I have a couple of old bottles and would like to know something about them. One is a clear glass bottle with the words, chesebrough manfg.co.co. New - york written on one side, the bottle is appro. 3" tall and has a screw on top. The second bottle has the word moroline written all around it on all sides. It is also about 3" tall and also has a screw top. We found these jars while digging a garden spot at the new house we brought. We would like to know if they are worth keeping or not. Our granddaughter was real excited about them. Would like to take this time to thank you for your help on this matter.      Sincerely, helen stone   

From: HELEN STONE

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 10-01-2004

Hello Digger, We live in East Texas and have found some bottles on you land that we know nothing about. hope that you can help us with this. one of the bottles is clear glass that has the moroline on the sides all around the bottle and on the bottom. the next one looks like maybe a perfume bottle, it is clear and has the name of whitehurst on one side. the last bottle is clear glass also and has the name of chesebrough manf. co. new york. I would love to know something about them. thank you so much for your help. will be waiting to hear from you. thanks helen stone

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From: Henry Bechem

To: Digger

Subject: recent finds

Date: 27-01-2004

Please advise if any of the following may warrant further research as to their value. 1. duffy malt liquor rochester, ny 04-24-1886 2. clear glass bottle embossed, glyco-thymoline 3. E.R. Durkee & Co. New York bottle pat. 04-17-1877 4. National Remedy Co. 5. vaseline, cheseborough, ny

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From: Kinkead, Robin

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 28-01-2004

Hi My wife found a beer bottle, about a foot down in rich soil in the back yard. I can't discover anything about it, can you help? 12 oz, brown glass, no label, "Wetterer Brewing Co. Cincinnatti" molded into the glass, just below the neck. Looks like a standard crown top to me. The area it was buried in was filled in with some refuse in about 1920, so it may date from then, just before Prohibition. Thanks Robin Kinkead Minneapolis  

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From: Alice Hall

To: Digger

Subject: Re: do you recognise any of these brands?-sorry here they are!

Date: 28-01-2004

?..refers to letters that are missing form the fragment.  A)Yeast-Vite. (small clear bottle) Fletchers (Panel bottle) b)??guaranteed not to absorb? (panel bottle base) a)Redfearn Brothers, Barnsley)name of a bottle company). Shipmans (Clear jar) a) JL &Co. (clear bottle base) a) Bovril (Jar) B) Spardal, mineral water, Manchester (plastic internal screw) b) Wray and Ward, Manchester. (Clear Bottle) b)?GA?.ONS? (clear glass stopper) a) Gartons (clear Glass stopper) a) White Barn Dairy, Withington, Alderley Edge, (milk bottle) b) Princes N TR? (clear bottle base). a) Armour?RORATORY (brown medicine bottle) A) Groves and Whitnall, Salford. (green bottle) b) Daniel Judso &son,?mixing lotion? (Tiny turquoise bottle) D) Alikia Saltrates (clear panel bottle with a cork) D) Jewsbury and Brown (Clear bottle) D) Lea and Perrins (Clear bottle) a)?Prop..?Anglo-American Oil? (clear glass bottle) a) P.D&Co. 5 (base of brown bottle, medicine?) a) Boddingtons bottle a/dMilton?FCC? or?FGG? or?FGC? octagonal glass brown bottle) d) Wooley, Manchester (brown 12cm bottle). d) F Robinson, Unicorn Brewery. a) Masons OK Sauce, (Clear panel bottle). a)?not to be taken? (embossed on side of green poison(?) bottle, clear rod sticking out the top) d)?Tablespoons?and measuring markers embossed on side of green-tinted rectangular bottle with a cork. a) Horlics (clear Jar) a) Kruschen Salts (Base of brown bottle) a)?Bell and Co. Ltd (green bottle) b)?NTS COMPANY (also the head of a bird for the logo, clear bottle). b) Sumner fulwood (Internal screw stopper) a) Maclean Brand, Stomach Powder. (Clear glass jar). a) John Grundy Stockport. (brown beer bottle). a)?Genuine malt vinegar? (Clear bottle)

 

 Alice Hall ecilahall wrote:Hello, Do you recognise any of these brands from any bottles that you have dug up? They were dug from a manchester site and part of my university study is to see how far the local compnaies have travelled, and what national and international items were being consumed 1800-1950. Please email me if you have dug any of these brands, including their sites (i appologise that some are simple fragments, this is a generick enquiries list), it will really help my research. Thanks for any information or ideas Alice Hall 3rd year, Manchetser University, UK.

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From: Nickyis

To: Digger

Subject: Phillips Milk of Magnesia bottle

Date: 28-01-2004

Dear Mr. Digger, When my husband was working in New Orleans he found a Phillips Milk of Magnesia bottle that was a light blue in color with a cork top (cork missing). On the bottle face it read " PHILLIPS MILK OF MAGNESIA RECD IN US PAT. OFFICE AUG. 21, 1908. In the center between Phillips Milk of and Magnesia it has the trade mark emblem. Could you tell me anything about the age of this bottle. Thanks

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From: William Burgess

To: Digger

Subject: rp webb questions

Date: 29-01-2004

Hello, Thanks for putting a web site up on old bottles. I live in north Louisiana. I have started collecting old whiskey jugs (crocks) and some bottles. I have bought a few of the jugs with rp webb liquor dealer, monroe, la on them. I have asked a few people in the this area and monroe if they know much about them. all they say is that they made whiskey here in monroe long ago. Well I have that already figured out. My question is do you maybe know any of the history of this company. I also have a few glass bottles with there names on them. My name is William Earl Burgess ( WEB ) that's the reason I collect them. I usually have to pay around a $100.00 for the jugs. I think that's a pretty fair price for them, since I don't re-sell them. Thanks for any information you may have. Sincerely Alice

 

Digger wrote: Fletcher's castoria? 1890s-1930+ Armour Laboratories 1880s-1910+ Lea and Perines...clear...1900+ Horlick's Malted Milk 1880-1930s Those are the american brands and probable date ranges

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From: Lcg

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 29-01-2004

I have a bottle that looks like old slag glass that is opaque white with gray veining, resembling marble. It has an imbossed design of a man hurling a discus and he appears to be standing in front of some sort of a pavillion. He looks like an Olympian. This bottle looks more like a vase (which is why I bought it) with handles near the mouth of the bottle. When I was cleaning it I noticed letters on the bottom which I think say LIQUOR BOT.... along with some numbers. So, what have I found?

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From: J8

To: Digger

Subject: Notice !need some information (please)

Date: 29-01-2004

To whom this may concern,   Hi, I'm am writing in reference to some wine that I purchased at an auction that has never been open. And I was trying to fined the market value of this wine and the bottle that it is in, and if there was any way to help me fine this information out it would be gratefully appreciated. This is the description of the bottle the labels and other information that may be on it, plus the stamp logo at the bottom of bottle. the two bottles look like two Scottish men in mint condition, on the back of the bottle there is a (red round stamp that reads ITALIA, LNE ,?*Marchio Naionale*) the next lable , witch looks like the main lable on the bottle reads, (upper left corner it reads (product CASA marca)upper rite corner of lable reads(of Italy VENTO depositata) In center of lable reads ( VINO SANTO white wine) and below that reads, (produced and bottled innItaly by DUCA D'ASTI calamandran)(asti) below that in fine print that reads (sole USA agents ventowine impor/inc.cleveland ohio)and at the bottom of thr bottle reads made in Italy collectors item venting wine with some kind of trade mark stamp .So if if can help me find the vale of these twwo bottle it would help me out a great deal thank you for your time .             Yours Truely          Jeffery Linton

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From: Scott Lee

To: Digger

Subject: Surface privies, what the....

Date: 30-01-2004

Dear Digger, I recently made a trip to houston TX to visit a friend. I was very happy to go, having copied the sanborns for the town from 1880's there was something like 20k people living there. The maps showed tons of potential spots. After two days of probing I was skunked then I heard about the open back privies. Who designed those!! No wonder the North won the war. Anyway to my dismay I think this might be the case through out the city. Question, have you heard of this notion. Are there any people out there that's dug in Texas, say Houston, or Beaumont. Thanks for reading. Oh yea, last spring I dug a PERFECT light olive lancaster success to the railroad here in town! I freaked when I saw it. It was in a "mostly" pontiled pit, up high in the fill! I could have hit it with my shovel soooo easily, just got lucky. I was actually knocking down some dirt I had left up high. Scott  

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From: pn

To: Digger

Subject: A question

Date: 30-01-2004

Hello, We have a Hamlin's Wizard Oil bottle. It has no label the words are in the glass. It has USA on one side and Chicago, ILL on the other. On the bottom it have 404 in a triangle and a 5 on the right of that. Is it worth anything? Thank You Lori

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From: Jmgus

To: Digger

Subject: Canadian whisky

Date: 30-01-2004

Dear Digger I am turning to you because I do not know where else to get an answer. I have a bottle of first edition Canadian whisky thomas adams distillers ltd.25 oz. adams . It still contains the whiskey the seal is still on and it sits in a box that looks like a book . the year on the stamp is 1951. It was given to me because it is my birth year. How can I find out if it is worth anything? My Father gave it to me also not knowing anything about it. I do not enjoy whiskey. Should I sell it or pour it out. Please help if you can Sharon jmgushue

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From: Watt, Gregory g

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: round bottomed w h hutchinson & son

Date: 30-01-2004

Yes I was wondering about a bottle I found at a job site in Chicago Illinois It is a tapered top w h hutchinson & son round bottom thats how its embossed With Chicago ill and whh in large letters with a h embossed on the round Bottom I was wondering if you know the value on it its aqua very nice piece I havent seen one on ebay it looks older than the lomax aerated waters I Also picked up a j entwistle cobalt Chicago ill pontiled soda it looks like A lancaster glass works bottle if you can shed some light on these bottles I Would appreciate it I have collected Chicago sodas for quite some time Thanks greg Gregory watt Shipping/receiving Tyco / electronics Tdi battery division 1120 windham parkway ROMEOVILLE, IL

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From: James A. Sammons

To: Digger

Subject: whiskey bottle from the bernheim distillery

Date: 30-01-2004

dear sir , our family has a one quart bottle of "old continental" whiskey made in the spring of 1910 and bottled in 1914. it is still sealed and in perfect condition. it is 100 proof and bottled by warwick distillery. bought the day before prohibition was enacted. what might the value of this be and how rare is it?

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From: Amftruck

To: Digger

Subject: amber mold blown bottle

Date: 30-01-2004

ever see a amber bottle with pontil mark about about six and a half inches tall, fits in the palm of your hand not quite surounding the whole bottle . lots of air bubbles and it is not very even in shape though it has two seems with applied lip. there are wear marks on the bottom that might indicate it hung around for awhile. would appreciate any information you have to offer. thank you tony from ct.

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From: Cory and/or Jennifer MacDonald

To: Digger

Subject: whisky decanter

Date: 31-01-2004

Hello, thank you for taking the time to read over my question. I have a Watson's Dundee Whisky decanter. It is around 10 inches high, the neck is about 4 1/2' and flutes outward toward the opening which is around 2 1/2 ". The neck is also "cut" with 8 smooth indents running vertically. The indents are elongated up the neck of the decanted with a rounded ending. The body of the decanter is quite rounded. The name Watson's Dundee Whisky (all capital letter's) has been inverted into the body itself, like a bubble inside the decanter. The writing is white and the glass around it is a reddish brown colour. This decanter has lost it's original stopper. It is flat bottomed and the opening lip of the decanter feels like it has been cut with an edge both on the inner and outer sides of the opening. There are no flaws or chips. It does have two very fine rub marks on the belly. I am looking for all aspects of information relating to this decanter, including age, value, rariety and if I can find another stopper. Thank you again. Jennifer MacDonald

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From: Celeste LeSuer

To: Digger

Subject: bottle inquiry from Hawaii

Date: 30-01-2004

Aloha,  I was wondering if you had any information on a company named RILEY'S MNFG Co. That name is embossed on the back of a light green soda bottle found in Hawaii. The front body has an oval panel which reads, arched over and around the panel perimeter "HAWAIIAN SODA WORKS" arched under at the panel perimeter is "HONOLULU". At the low body-heel area is "BOTTLES NOT SOLD". On the back low body-heel area is "RILEY MNFG Co" under that is "LONDON SW". On the base is RILEY'S arched over PATENT, which is across the diameter, and LONDON arched under that.  The bottle appears to be a 2 piece vertical mold with an unusual finish which is long with the lip curved over to a straight sided finish which has a clean looking continuous thread inside.  I have searched the internet, however, I cannot locate information on this bottle.  Mahalo (thank you)  Lani Mele

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From: debbie

To: Digger

Subject: 1945 Canadian club value question

Date: 31-01-2004

Dear Sir, I have a bottle of 1945 Canadian Club Whiskey which states on the bottle 6 years old. In mint condition. I was wondering if you would know the approx. value, and if not, if you could guide me where to find out. Thanks for your help. Jack

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From: Funtogard

To: Digger

Subject: The Old Quaker Company

Date: 31-01-2004

Hi There, I live in an 1920's house and found this bottle up under the flooring in the basement. All the labels are on: Old Quaker Straight Bourdon, Schenley Distillers Cor., on the bottom it has D9 55 with some sort of symbol with I in the middle, 9, M 197 F. Any ideas of how old and value? Thanks for any info. From very cold Iowa, Judy

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From: Dee Rawls

To: Digger

Subject: Question from California

Date: 31-01-2004

I found some interesting bottles this morning. One is very ornate with raised grapes and leaves all over it. It has raised block letters on the bottom of one side: GARRETT'S. the top of the same side says 4/5 quart. The other side of the bottle says Garrett's American Wine in a raised logo of some sort. The cap is some kind of metal. The bottle is 10 inches high. It is clear glass but dusty inside. The seam on the side comes all the way up thru the lip. The shape is oval. I want to know how much it might be worth. Thanks so very much, Dee

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From: Mark Hand

To: Digger

Subject: pottery

Date: 31-01-2004

I have a clay pottery vase? jug? found in the white river area it has open mouth 2 in 8 1/2 in tall base is 5 in in dim believe to be hand made has hand made clay coils inside brown in color has no marks or stamp or identification

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From: James Newman

To: Digger

Subject: 20 oz. coke bottles unopened

Date: 31-01-2004

I have been trying to find the price of two 20 oz. unopened coca cola bottles in perfect condition. They are from 1955 year. The caps are silver with white writing on them. Can you help me?

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From: Tara Sampson

To: Digger

Subject: Moon Shaped bottle

Date: 31-01-2004

Hello, Digger, A quick question about a bottle that was left behind by some neighbours. It's probably pretty common, but it is half-full of a very strong, lemon-flavoured alcohol beverage. The bottle is clear glass and shaped like a crescent moon, with a face. No labels though. I'd like to know what the drink is, its origins, and whether or not this bottle is a collectible. Thanks for your help and time! T. Sampson

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