April 2004 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2004

From david p
To: jaok20bottlebooks.com
Subject: glass jar
Date: 01-04-2004

I have a rectangular clear glass jar, with the words Exide on both sides, and underneath that is says made in the USA on the bottom of the glass it reads EMOG II and a number 18628. What is the jar used for and does it have any value. Anything you know about this would be appreciated. Thank you --------------------

You do not give me the dimensions of the jar which leaves me to guess it is a battery jar.STORAGE BATTERIES, THEIR PARTS AND ACCESSORIES, COMPRISING ELECTRODES OR PLATES, CONTAINERS, COVERS, SEPARATORS, RETAINERS, TERMINAL CONNECTORS, AND VENT AND FILLING PLUGS. FIRST USE: 1901. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1901. Registration Date November 8, 1932 Owner (REGISTRANT) ELECTRIC STORAGE BATTERY COMPANY, THE CORPORATION NEW JERSEY 19TH STREET AND ALLEGHENY AVE. PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA.  If it is a battery jar, htere are collectors of such things.  I would guess in the neighborhood of $15-20.  Digger

From WILLIAM GORCSOS
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Subject: BottleQuestion
Date: 01-04-2004

Have my dad's kummel bottles that are about 60 years old, found them in the attic. would like to know if there are worth anything, and if so how much? Where could I sell them to . Information brand-maison du bouchett. Name lauche kummel proof-70% trade mark- many, blanc, prepared and bottled by many, blanc and company, Lawrenceburg, Ind and Fresno, Calif. Have other information . Hope this will do for a start. Can send pictures and all information on request. With respect , bill............................ --------------------

Not many collectors for bottles of that age and style yet.  Keep them until you are sixty years old and they will be worth something.  Digger

From capt.philcadez
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Subject: seagram,s vo
Date: 01-04-2004

I have sealed bottles of Seagram's VO with no. stamped dated 1971 they are a liter bottles unopened . had a case but have been drinking it - Very good and smooth. some said I screwed up and should have found out if these bottles are worth more than the retail about $20. please let me know thank phil --------------------

Hard to find a place that you can legally sell the stuff.  Since the bottles have little collector value, it would be a connoisseur more than likely.  Drink up.  Digger.

From Kat Jonz

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Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004

8:13 AM

Subject: Dr. Anderton's Electric Indian Oil & Indian Oil Bottles Dear Digger, I have been researching, with no success, the history of 2 old indian oil bottles in my collection. I purchased these bottles about 15 years ago at a garage sale in Pennsylvania. Attached are some pictures. "Dr Andertons Electric Indian Oil"-- Color: Very light greenish-blue and very thin glass with tiny bubbles with pontil mark Dimensions: 5" tall x 1 3/8" at bottom, and kind of cylinder shaped Marked "Dr. Anderton's Electric Indian Oil" handwritten in what appears to be a very light yellowish or brownish color glass. "Indian Oil"-- Color: Very light blue and very thin glass with pontil mark Dimensions: 4 5/8" tall x 1 1/2" wide, and rectangular shaped Marked "Indian Oil" handwritten in what appears to be a very light yellow or brownish glass. I found your website while doing a Yahoo search. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. David Jones ---------------------------

You did very well.  Both bottles are unique.  I have been looking at Indian bottles for 30 years and never seen either of them.  I guess I need to get out to more garage sales.  Given the rarity and desirability they would easily bring $200+ each and probably more.  Digger.

From "Widener, Cynthia R."
To: jaok20bottlebooks.com
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004
1:48 PM

Subject: bottlequestion I have inherited BOXES of liquor bottles. They are from a relative that owned liquor stores in the 1960's in California and he kept things that, I guess, he thought might be of some significance. Some are still full. They take up too much space to store and I want them GONE. Do you know who, or even IF, anyone would be interested in the whole lot? Cindy Cooper --------------------

 No pictures but I have a list that I found in a notebook which I could send you. I haven't opened the boxes - just looked in the top of a couple. I looked at the books offered on the website and have not seen any that relate to bottles from the 1960's. if you think bottles from that period are of little value please tell me so I can discard them. Thanks for your help, Cindy -----Original Message-----

From Thomas Hoover

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Subject: WHAT KIND OF BOTTLE DO I HAVE?

Date: 01-04-2004

I don't have a picture of the bottle yet but I will have later on. I'm curious about the kind of bottle it is and how old or anything about it? It is a clear bottle , thick in size , the lettering on the front of the bottle is embossed and it says: registered ft. smith steam bottling works on the bottom of the bottle in a circle it says the word: meek any help you give us will be thankful. Thomas hoover --------------------

From Kmo4

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Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 01-04-2004

I have found two different elixer bottles around our property. One is embossed with the name Tuttle's Elixer Co. Boston, Mass., and the other is embossed with the name Dr. King's New Discovery for Coughs and Colds H.E. Bucklen & Co. Do you know anything about these? The are both clear and have side seams all the way through the lip. The Tuttle's bottle has a screw top, but the Dr. King's bottle has a cork top which is inside the bottle. I'm not really concerned with a value. I'm just curious about there history. Thank you for your time, Kirsten Winter --------------------

From Jackye Heide
To: jaok20bottlebooks.com
Subject: hello again
Date: 01-04-2004

i have a wine bottle (still filled) with wine from Palestine, the wine of course is bad but being that Palestine in not here nor there what could the value be? thanks jackye -------------------- i am looking for a company that still distributes old fashioned seltzer in bottles to make egg creams with. ( in the ny area) thanks jackye

From anthonygoertzen
To: jaok20bottlebooks.com
Date: 01-04-2004

 I have 3 Pepsi bottles, dated 1976, they have the label painted on, and I believe they're quite rare. (They're not the same size or exact pattern) they're twisted and have curves in them... I believe they were made in Montreal, Quebec (Canada). If a picture would help, let me know. A --------------------

From Ktrixiebab
To: jaok20bottlebooks.com
Subject: George Dickel tennessee sour mash whiskey
Date: 01-04-2004

We found this bottle it has leather around the neck that says Dickel Tennessee. Leather handle and a wood round slanted lid. Leather around bottom of bottle label .says standard bottle available at your favorite package store it has a George dickel bottle on the label front on the bottom and the back of the bottle beside it. the large round sticker says distilled and bottled by Geo. A. Dickel & Co. Tullahoma. Tennessee, 90 Proof 4/5 Quart. imprinted at the bottom of the label Souvnir Bottle.And 27 years of Stubbornness But We Made it,. Up the side it says First bottling- October 1954 imprinted. The leather on the bottom ha Dickel Tennessee. part of the seal no is29802 the rest of the seal is broken and almost worn off. can you tell me if it is worth any thing. Would send pic. but cant figure out how to. Thanks You ktrixiebaby --------------------

From Michael Jusek
To: jaok20bottlebooks.com
Subject: spiderweb bottle
Date: 02-04-2004

What it all about??? Any idea would be thankful.

From Wncfishbuster

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Subject: lucky tiger mfg co kansas city mo

Date: 02-04-2004

digger, I saw on your letters site that someone else had a lucky tiger bottle question. I have a lucky tiger bottle that is slightly different. the physical properties of the bottle sound identical but the embossed lettering on mine reads LUCKY TIGER MFG. CO. KANSAS CITY, MO. on one side and LUCKY TIGER FOR SCALP & SKIN IRRITATIONS on the other. as this bottle has a threaded top does it mean it was made in the 20th century? I have not been able to find anything on the net about this company yet any info would be appreciated --------------------

From Danny Stark

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about a bottle

Date: 02-04-2004

A co-worker has an old bottle of medicine that I'm trying to find a value for. It's a Larookah's Indian Vegetable Pulmonic Syrup bottle. I've found a few pictures of it on the internet, ( http://www.bottlebooks /questions/March%202002/march_2002_questions_ask_digger_.htm ) but no prices. Also, they all seem less complete. The one he has is still corked, full, and labeled. Any ideas? (And idea how &*&% up would you get if you drank it. Just kidding, I doubt I would have drank that stuff when it was new :) --------------------

From humybird3

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Subject: 1800

Date: 02-04-2004

Dear Digger: I have a bottle that was supposedly went down on an English ship off bimini 140 years ago. I had another antique dealer and all they told me that this bottle held whiskey 1800's Itís 10"high and 3" around the middle. There is no seem that goes over the lip. The only 2 seems that you almost cant feel are those past the neck. The lip and collar are all out of shape. glass has dripped from the collar. It was definitely hand blown. There is a very small pontil mark that looks as if it was broken off and smoothed in time. There are no markings,labels. Bottle tends to lean to one side. The bottle is black but when held up to light is olive green. Few scratches, on the lip is a deep small line in it and the top of the lip is indented. It is in almost perfect condition. I would like to know the age, rarity and value. Anything you could tell me would greatly be appreciated. Thanks, Lori Thomas humybird3 --------------------

From timmit77

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: answer to leos ?

Date: 03-04-2004

on penick n ford inc /pat.#90963 ,dug up in ca. with backhoe '8 into native soil" --------------------

From FAYE MANSAPIT

From FAYE MANSAPIT

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Subject: Bottle found in cave

Date: 03-04-2004

A friend of mine found a bottle (1' long and 3" wide in diameter) with nipples about 3" long and 1/8" in diameter, containing a clear liquid solution. The container was found in a cave in southern Guam (South Pacific region), along with other containers resembling iodine bottles, yellow in color. The cave was used as shelter by the local people during the Japanese invasion of our island in the 1940's. Some people have suggested that maybe it is an intravenous solution container used to treat the wounded locals or the Japanese soldiers during the World War II time. Please note revised measurement! Thanks, Faye Mansapit ------------------

From Obry25

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Subject: (no subject)

Date: 03-04-2004

HOW MUCH DO U BELIEVE A BROMO-SELTZER BOTTLE WOULD BE WORTH ? --------------------

From StacyLam

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Decanter

Date: 03-04-2004

It to have a liquor decanter made in Italy, it is the Pieta' and stands 12 to 14 inches tall, Sicilian gold is on the bottom along with Eva sud Morolo Italy also a picture in a crest shape. Also patent pending, on the back where you pour the liquor from there is a wax seal and 56 stamped into it. Is there any other place I can check out I am sure that someone must know something about this bottle, my mom told me that on 500 of them were made Thank you Stacy --------------------

From MargaretVPowell

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Subject: HEUBLEIN

Date: 03-04-2004

 Hello: I was considering buying your book I saw at another site, but don't think that would help. We had a hurricane not too long ago, and I have subsequently unearthed a bottle approximately 11 inches tall, brown with the inscription "HEUBLEIN SINCE 1875" under an oval picture of a female winged creature next to a shield with a capital "H" under a crown. Above the oval is the inscription "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE". On the bottom is "U.S.PAT. 2270277" and some other numbers. I know that Heublein is part of giant corporation Diageo PLC, but can you tell me if my bottle has any value? Thanks In Advance, Meg --------------------

From john seaholtz johnseaholtz

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Subject: 175 month Jim Beam Bottle with box

Date: 04-04-2004

Hiya Digger. I came across a Jim Beam Decanter at an Antique store and I had to buy it. I just can't find out any info on it, except what it says on the box and bottle. The decanter has a raised floral pattern on it and has beautiful colors. The cork is still intact, but it has a small crack in it. The box is in mint condition. It is blue, brown and gold lettering on it. The bottle itself is in mint condition also. There are no chips or other marks on it. In fact you can still smell the whiskey in the bottle even though the bottle is empty. I was wondering if you could give me a round about estimate on how much it's worth? I only paid 15.00 for it. I was looking to sell it but I don't know what it's worth. If you cold please help me I would be greatly appreciative. Thanks Carol-Ann ------------------

From Dgschueler

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 03-04-2004

I have a 1 1/2 inch piece of light green bottle glass with my name, JOYCE, embossed on it. It was found at Hingham, MA. I would very much like to learn its origin. Grateful thanks for any leads! Joyce Schueler dgschueler Albuquerque, NM --------------------

From Jerry F. Williams Jr

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Subject: Privy Probe

Date: 04-04-2004

Hello Digger, My name is Jerry Williams and I would like to know where I could buy a privy probe? I am to lazy to make one plus I am all thumbs. Thank you Jerry --------------------

From Jack6559

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Subject: question e.g. booz's

Date: 04-04-2004

attached is a description of a e.g.Booz's for sale on e-bay. I primarily collect historical flask's and feel a little bit out of my league with this bottle with all the reproductions I have seen. eBay item 3284652786 (Ends Apr-07-04 14:24:22 PDT) - glob top amber Booze cabin whiskey improved pontil Thanks Jack --------------------

From joey Ozment jgozmentsat-co

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Subject:

Date: 04-04-2004

I have a Dr. Pepper bottle from a bottling company in Warren Ark. that has been out of business for several years. On the front of it, it says Warren Quality Beverages and on the back of it, it says property of Dr. Pepper bottling company Warren, Arkansas. Is this bottle worth anything? --------------------

From Debi Nasalroad debinasalroad

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Subject: Question - Whiskey Bottle

Date: 04-04-2004

Digger - I have a 1976 Beam Bourbon Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey bottle, and the label is a copy of a Saturday Evening Post cover with Benjamin Franklin painted by Norman Rockwell. Can you tell me anything about it and if it might be worth anything to a collector? Thanks. Debi ------------------ ------------------

From Jerry F. Williams Jr shooter55adelphia
To: jaok20bottlebooks.com
Subject: Bottle or Vase?
Date: 04-04-2004

 Hello Digger, First I want to say That I enjoy your site and visit it often. It has a wealth of info and thanks for maintaining it. Now, a friend of mine acquired this piece from an antique shop and would like to know If it is a bottle of some type or a vase? It has an open pontil and appears to be free blown, the body of the piece is twists to the left and the neck twists to the right. The color appears to be a light apple green and has plenty of seed bubbles. It is 5-3/8" tall and the body is 3-1/2" in dia. No tool marks except for the pontil marl. Also He would like an estimate on value.

From Kathleen.  

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: help

Date: 05-04-2004

hey, my name is kathy, writing from chas. sc I was wondering if you could give my an idea of a value on a bottle, it is a stone gin bottle, has the (ear on it) has the name h.c. conig/steinhager I have looked and get really get and idea of value, saw only a little info on the internet. any help would be appreciated. thanks Kathy hunt -----------------

From Shelly Timmer

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Subject: Horse and Jockey Bottle Stopper

Date: 05-04-2004

Hello, I was out camping this weekend and while metal detecting I found and object. I believe it may be a bottle stopper. The item is metal small and has a jockey riding a race horse. The bottom of the item has cork like it was a bottle stopper. The item looks old but who knows. Curious on what it could be . Thank you, Shelly Timmer --------------------

From Mike & Nancy Jackson

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Subject: question

Date: 05-04-2004

Hi! My husband and I recently inherited a lot of antique bottles that were dug up in western New York state. One of the bottles that I am having trouble finding online is about 7" tall, light aqua green, on the front of the bottle it says Eureka Bottling Works Billings Mont, it looks like it could possibly be a soda bottle. Can you give me any information about this bottle. Thanks, N. Jackson --------------------

From Jamie Singer  

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Subject: Lincoln Inn Old Rye Whiskey Full Bottle

Date: 26-03-2004

Hi, I have a full bottle of Lincoln Inn Old Rye Whiskey from prohibition. It is entirely wrapped in brown paper with the words printed on that. It was found inside of a wall in an old house that was being torn down in New Hampshire. I am interested in finding out any info that you may know about it and/or the approximate value. I have attached four pictures. Thank you for your time. Jamie Singer

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From rwenzl rwenzlsbcglobal

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Subject: Bottle Value

Date: 06-04-2004

Dear Digger, I have recently obtained a label under glass apothecary bottle with a Sp. Camphor label. It has imprinted on the bottom PATD March 6th 1894 F&S St Louis MO. Would you happen to know the value and some history (i.e. what does F&S stand for). Thanks, Rob --------------------

From diane a dianeashowme

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Subject: old bottle

Date: 06-04-2004

Dear Digger, My husband dug up an old bottle that is aqua in color and embossed on the front "Chamberlain's Colic Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy" on one side it is embossed Chamberlain Med. Co. and on the other Des Moines, IA U.S.A. The number 4 is embossed on the bottom of the bottle. Can you tell me if the bottle has value? Thank you, Diane from Missouri

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From Kimberley Walters  

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: ALBI-GLASS

Date: 07-04-2004

Digger, I picked up this jar at a yard sale - the home owners may have been from Europe - I'm guessing Ukranian or Russian. I haven't been able to find out anything about ALBI-GLASS except that there was a substantial glass manufacturing industry in the town of Albi, France. I don't even know if it is old, except that the rubber ring is yellowed, dry, and has two small cracks. Description: This is a heavy green-glass jar - the body of the jar is a flat hexagon. The mouth of the jar is round and atnds 1-1/2 inches above the body. The mold seam does not carry through the lip. The mouth is topped with a rubber ring and a glass lid - the lid is round where it fits into the jar mouth but octagonal above the bale wire. The top of the lid has the raised letters: ALBI-GLASS. The jsr measures 8-7/8 inches tall, 7 inches from widest point-to-point, 4-1/4 inch deep (front to back). the top is 3-3/4 inches across. The glass is in excellent condition - no scratches or pits. The manufacturing of the glass left some bubble marks and a "crease" and the glass does appear thicker toward the base. Can you tell me anything about this jar? I would like to be as descriptive as possible when I sell it. Note: The photo of the whole jar shows it tipped on a side - I believe it is intended to sit on it base. Kimberley

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From Nordica Friedrich

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 07-04-2004

Hello, I hope you don't mind me emailing you. I am curious about the rarity and worth of an old, strange bottle. It (and others like it) has been in a basement under a bar in Wyoming since prohibition times. The case they were sent in still has the painted on, misspelled mailing address. It is clear glass with a slight aquamarine tint (visible mostly in the base). About 10" tall (including the topper), 15.5" around and 5" across the bottom. Perfect size for a man with a large hand to pick up and take a swill from! On the base is a circular pontil scar, and inside of the scar a faint diamond shape containing three digits (possibly a batch number?). Somewhere I looked said this meant it was made by the Illinois Glass Company. A seam extends from the scar all the way up to the top of the lip. It has an interesting top, with two tiny decorative handles on either side. "ONE HALF GALLON" is embossed on it near the top. Other things that might be important: There are teeny bubbles and flaws all over the bottle. My mom noticed that the glass has a twisted, spiraling quality to it, visible best in this picture -- see how the stained glass kind of twists? -- http://nord.twu /bottle/img01.png More pictures at http://nord.twu /bottle/ if you're interested. Thank you for your time! I would really appreciate any help, as I'm doing this for a friend and have zero experience in antique or bottle collecting. Sincerely, Nordica Friedrich +++ If I should fall asleep and death takes me away Don't be surprised son, I wasn't put here to stay At night the evil armies of Shaitaan don't play So the family stick together and we never betray. --------------------

From Anthny1413

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Subject: I.W. Harper bottle

Date: 07-04-2004

Hi. I recently purchased a large bottle but cant Identify the year it was made or what its worth or any background history its a large semi dark brown bottle it is about 21 inches tall and about 7 inches in diameter wide the neck is about 7 inches tall and 3 inches wide with a cork top lid. The bottle has two large stick on labels they are brownish gold with black and white letters and a picture on each label one picture has five gold coins and above the coins it says Grand prize st. louis. 1904. the other label has a circle half yellow half orange like a sun set with a man in the middle with a top hat and a cane with the words next to him saying ...its always a pleasure.. both labels say I.W.HARPER in white letters and Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey in black letters. The bottle says its Distilled and bottled by I.W. Harper distilling company Louisville kentucky Reg. Dist.No. 1 I. R. B. W. No. 1 If you could tell me anything about the bottle it would be greatly appreciated..  --------------------

From cj5 cj5onest

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Subject: owl drug company

Date: 07-04-2004

Hello, I just picked up a Gillett's High grade Extract bottle, made by Sherer-Gillett CO. Chicago, U.S.A. .My question is, the bottle has an owl sitting on a crescent moon, the owl looks the same as the ones on my 3 owl drug company bottles, what's up with that, I don't think Gillett,s bought out The Owl Drug CO.. Did they just use there logo ?????? Thank you for your time, Robert --------------------

From NLORECE

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Subject: OLD GREEN GLASS JUG

Date: 08-04-2004

Hi, I have an old clear green color glass - jug/bottle that someone gave me back in the 1960's. It is 10 3/4" tall, 18 1/2" around, the top gets very slender- about 3" & the top is 1 1/2" across. It has an aluminum metal cap that is fastened together (2 pieces) for pouring with out having to take the top off. It holds 1/2 gallon. It is smooth glass with 5 indented lines going down the length of the bottle/jug. Duraglas is written near the bottom of the front & back. It has des pat.92828 across the bottom, under that is an oval with a diamond shape over it & surrounding this mark is 7 to the left, 5 to the right & either an s or 5 on the top. I'd really appreciate any info. You can give me & esp. If it is worth anything. Thanks alot. --------------------

From seakittyfish   

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 08-04-2004

Hello, I have found a cobalt blue, triangular shaped bottle, approximately 3" tall, in Dixie County FL. It appears to be an ABM with embossed lettering that says McCormick & Cobalto, Patented July 8th, 1907 or possibly 02. The McCormick & Cobalto words are circled around a bee or some sort of flying insect. I am enclosing an etching of the front of the bottle. This etching isn't very readable but gives you an idea of it. There are no other marks, letters, or numbers that I can see on this bottle. The top of the bottle does have screw groves so must have had a screw top at some time. The bottle has no defects as far as chips, scratches and has very faint water film stain. I would appreciate any info on it. I don't know if it is as old as it would appear or some sort of remake of an old bottle. Thank you for your help, Kitty seakittyfish 

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From Digger

To: seakittyfish

Sent: Friday, April 09, 2004

11:14 AM

Subject: Re: BottleQuestion known as the "bee poison" you'll find more on my site in the "Questions" Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks  Digger ----- Original Message -----

From Helen horseinaroundadelphia

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Subject: torpedo bottle

Date: 09-04-2004

I purchased an aqua green, round bottom, torpedo bottle at an antique store in Maine and would like to know more about it. I believe it is a BIM as the seam does not go up into the lip which is a sloping collar. The markings on the bottle bottom say 'DUBLIN & BELFAST' and across the lower section of the bottle is "see that each cork is branded" and under that is 'Cantrell & Cochrane". Any idea how old this might be and what it's contents were? I assume it's from Ireland, would you agree? Thanks Helen --------------------

From Tokarczyk,

To: 'jaok20bottlebooks.com' jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: I found and old bottle in my wall of my house

Date: 09-04-2004

 I tried looking for info on the bottle but cant find anything about it. It looks like it use to hold beer it has registered across the top it also says mehler's bottle work also around the top. and at the bottom it say d.o.c. 1854. do you have any clue how old this bottle would be and it is worth anything. thanx Leo . --------------------

From Sterling Sales

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Subject: Weird Bottle

Date: 09-04-2004

I have no clue. I've looked in numerous bottle books and searched the internet. At first I thought it might be a fire grenade or a target ball but the ones I've seen don't look like this one. I've searched your site completely. I'm counting on you to figure this one out for me. Thanks for any help and............love your site! Beth

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From Cainle

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: found a bottle

Date: 09-04-2004

Hi Digger, I found an amber bottle in the yard at my apartment in Gainesville, Florida. I was wondering if you could tell me how old this bottle is or what it's used for. It looked like one of the whiskey bottles I saw on your site. It is brown and says at the bottom of each side, "half pint" and "32" in the lower right corner of the front and at the top it says "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE" and then on the back "OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE." The top of the bottle has one thread and then a half inch collar like thing. On the bottom there is a circle with inside it "D-126" and to the left of the circle is a "13" and to the right a "43" and then I can't make it out, but it looks like the picture of an anchor with a square in it above the 43. The side of the bottle has a seam, but it has been melted or something because it is not very straight. Thanks for your help, Laura --------------------

From Diane Russell

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Subject: medicine bottle

Date: 09-04-2004

While digging in my backyard I found an old 3 inch greenish bottle. The writing on it says; Dr.Kings New Discovery, one side says; H.E.Bucklen & Co and the other says; Chicago,IL. Do you know anything about it? Unfortunately the neck broke when I tried to clean it. I have an old historical house in Greenville and some college students wish to put rods in the ground to look for historical remains. Thank-You , --------------------

From Kyle Paula kpaula

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Subject: Hand-painted vanity set

Date: 10-04-2004

Hello - I have a set of four square jars/bottles that are for the bathroom or vanity, marked as shown for cotton, alcohol, lavoris, witch hazel. Cotton jar is 3" square by 4 1/4 high, the others are 2 1/2" sq by 4 3/4 high. As the photo shows, they are in perfect condition, with beautiful hand painting on each, as well as gilding. Considering they were use in a bathroom, it seems remarkable there's not a chip. What would you call this set and what are they worth? Thank you so much! Great site, by the way - Gita

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From cynthiaperring

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Subject: Information Request

Date: 10-04-2004

Hi Digger, I'm back again with another bottle that I cannot find out any information on. It is really quite unusual. I have included some pics that may be helpful. The bottle rocks back and forth and cannot fall over. It appears to be quite old with lots of age cracks under the glaze. It says:Julius WILE Sons & Co. Inc. Established 1877. Proof 60 CREME DE MENTHE, artificially colored, Made & bottled by Garnier, Made in France. The markings on the bottom also reflect this but also includes Paris France an the made in 11880 ? (Cant really make this out) Anything you could do to help me out would certainly be appreciated, Thanks Digger, Sinder

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From Shelly Hosselton

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Subject: Purex bottle

Date: 10-04-2004

My father bought an old brown purex jug about a 1/2 gallon I think Pat #2831693 and 2831694. how old is this bottle and is it worth more than a quarter? that's what he paid for it... Shelly K. Hosselton --------------------

From Wizteck

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Subject: old ink bottle

Date: 10-04-2004

Hi.. I found an old ink bottle that I can not find any information about. Have you ever heard of "Wilbors Ink"? That's what it says on the top of the bottle. It looks like it was a cork seal or something like that, no threads. Thanks in advance. Dave Nelson

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From Abundanceismine

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Subject: 1868 Bols Ginger Brandy Bottle

Date: 10-04-2004

Hi Digger- I have a clay(?) Bols Ginger Brandy bottle. The bottle itself is in very good condition with no chips. Additionally, there is still much of the label with the visible text still readable. The label shows the date January 1868. Any idea what this may be worth? Thanks! Sally Goodwin --------------------

From Ftball  

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Subject: Wine bottles

Date: 10-04-2004

 I found wine bottles from 1927 and I want to know how much they are worth! I have some beer bottle hat are wide and they are from 1930. Well, try to tell me I need to know as fast as you can! Thank you, Elyssa --------------------

From Tracey Arnold

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Subject: unique bottle and a question

Date: 11-04-2004

Hello! I am a very very new bottle collector. Yesterday as I was walking though a very unorganized antique store, I came across a very unique gin bottle . . . I have no idea how old it is or if it has any value other than the joy of finding it. The bottle is a very light aqua. Many little bubbles can be found all through the glass. The lip to the bottle is an 'applied double collar'. The top or mouth of the bottle is odd also. Inside the opening about a half an inch down is another 'lip' the makes the opening to the bottle a little smaller before the neck continues. It is from a two piece mold. It stands 11.5 inches tall. The base is a fraction smaller than three inches wide. Across the whole 'front' of this round bottle is raised lettering and a 'trade mark' of a crown in a circle with a small tree or plant growing out of the top of the crown. The words on the bottle read as follows: TRADE (THEN THE CROWN CIRCLE TRADE MARK) MARK THIS BOTTLE IS NOT SOLD BUT REMAINS PROPERTY OF SIR R BURNETT & CO LONDON ENGLAND On the bottom of the bottle I have found B 57and 626 The bottom and sides show very little scratching or wear. The inside is very clean but a few of the bubbles are discoloured either a very light grey or brown. For all I know I have just discovered a wonderful bottle made last month! Or perhaps I have been lucky enough to have discovered a bit of gin making history! Either way, I love this bottle and would enjoy knowing more about it! Thank you so very much for your help! Tracey Arnold --------------------

From Linda J. Cain

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Subject: Bluebird bottle

Date: 11-04-2004

I would like to know what a bottle I found is worth. It is a Bluebird drink bottle dated April 14, 1925. If you know could you send me a reply, thanks. --------------------

From Teixeira's

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Subject: I need advice on how to clean a bottle I have...

Date: 11-04-2004

Hi. I found a one gallon jug in the woods under a heap of junk. There is grease and all kinds of junk inside. I've tried things such as letting it sit in kerosene over night, vinegar and baking soda, and other methods. I would like to clean it myself and not have to send it anywhere or build a machine. Do you have any idea on what else I could use? Thanks for your help! --------------------

From Kelly Liles  

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Subject: 1923 Coca Cola bottle

Date: 11-04-2004

Hello, I have found a December 25, 1923 Coca Cola bottle, bottled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I would like to know if it is worth anything, and if so how much Thank you Kelly p.s. Thank you, again --------------------

From Austing408

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Subject: K.A.P. L.A. CAL Bottle

Date: 11-04-2004

Digging in my backyard this weekend and found a 3 inch tall 1.5 inch diameter clear glass bottle with a the marking K.A.P. L.A. CAL on the bottom. Just wandering if you had any idea or could point me in the direction to find out more about this bottle or someone who would appreciate it. Thanks, Austin --------------------

From JESSEMISTY1

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Subject: Fwd: A PAUL REVERE BOTTLE?

Date: 11-04-2004

 Subj: a paul revere bottle? Yes sir how are you? My question is well my husband grandmother gave me some old bottles. so I brought them home and clean them up ok my question?is on one of them I guess its an old milk bottle about 9/ and half inches tall and it has a pic of of paul revere on his horse on it and around the pic it says paul revere and on the bottom it has 2 numbers the top # is 30 with a line under it and at the bottom the #is 15 and it has some kind of chiness writing symbol on it its in good condition could you please tell me if you know any thing about it or the value? I hav been searching on comp and cant find any thing? Thank you so much misty --------------------

From SallyASAG

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Subject: Pre war 1942 whiskey

Date: 12-04-2004

Digger, I have a sealed full bottle of pre war 1942 Grommes & Ullrich Black Label Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Genuine Sour Mesh. original seal still on bottle. I can not find anything out about this product. Is it any good , does it have any value, is it rare. I have been looking all over the web only thing I can find is story about stealing a truck load of boot leg whiskey made by Grommes & Urllrich. Would like to what you can tell me about this bottle of booz Thank You Gary Gerovac --------------------

From Jefge

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Please, original E.G.Booz's??

Date: 12-04-2004

Dear Jack, Thank you for a most informative website. I read on your website about telling an original E.G.Booz's old cabin whiskey bottle from a reproduction. I am ignorant at bottle collecting and only buy bottles at a very low,low price. The amber bottle that I have has a lot of the things that are on an original, with the exception of no period after whiskey. Could you please take a moment of your busy schedule to look at the pictures and tell me if it's a piece of junk. Thank you very much fro any advice you may lend. I have the bottle on auction with Ebay and try hard to be very honest in the descriptions. If you would like to view the listing it's #3286867532. It would be very much appreciated to have feedback on it by someone so knowledgeable as you. Have a lovely evening! Kind Regards, Geisele

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From Kathi  

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Subject: 1953 Schenley Whiskey Decanter

Date: 12-04-2004

Digger, I have a 1953 schenley whiskey decanter in excellent condition. On the bottom of the decanter is printed as follows: (a) 70 d-9 53 2 federal law forbids sale or re use of this bottle although it's not a very good one, I have attached a photo. Can you tell me apx. How much it is worth? Thank you, kathi "never take life seriously, coz nobody gets out alive anywayattachments:

From Teixeira's

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dear Digger...

Date: 12-04-2004

Before you e-mailed me back I found something else to use instead of what you recommended. My mom gave me a thing of oxy-clean that was lying around the house and it works like a wonder. The grease in my jug was thick and most of it came off within 3 hours of sitting with a bottle full of warm water and oxy clean. Then I emptied it and put more in it and let it sit for another hour. The jug is magnificent. If I thought I would have taken before and after pictures to let you see. Thanks for the advice!! --------------------

From JAM52534

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Lucky Tiger bottle

Date: 12-04-2004

Dear jaok I have a bottle that says Lucky Tiger Remedy co. Kansas City Missouri on one side and Lucky Tiger for scalp eczema and dandruff on other aa rectangular type bottle with little hole on top. It has either a 6 or9 on bottom and a n inside of square on bottom as well. Email her or to Copot80 as soon as you can. My husband found it on the banks of our river here in Mi thanks Bonnie --------------------

From Msdgr1

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: D. & J. McCallum Perfection Scotch Whiskey

Date: 12-04-2004

Hi Digger ! Enjoy your sites and pic`s ! My question concerns a D. & J. McCallum, "Perfection" scotch whisky. I figured the date roughly 1870`s, 80`s. About 85% of the original labeling is still intact and can be read clearly. Looks to be black glass at first glance but is a deep amber. The bottle is aprox. 7" tall and 4" at the base, the shoulder is aprox. 4 3/4" in dia. (tapered), also has a horseshoe crest on the shoulder. Saw a antique ceramic cup with same logo at a antique site I should have copied ! oh well ! ANY information will be appreciated. Thank You ! Thomas (dggr1) --------------------

From Jennifer Hicks

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 13-04-2004

Hello, I recently acquired two soda water spritzer bottles that I would like to try and find out more information. They are approximately 12 3/4 inches tall and 4 inches in diameter. The glass is fluted and the top apparatus is bakelite, cream and blue in color. The writing on the front of the bottle says: Soda Splashlet (regd) Waters, Produced solely at the famous Apollo Factory Daybrook No___ (?). Under that I think it says British Syphon Company. I would like to know when the bottles were in production and how to fill them. The man that sold them to me said he thought they were from the 1930's. The top blue cap screws off above the blue handle, but I cannot see where to screw off the entire top, and I don't want to break something trying to force it. I appreciate any help you can pass my way. Thank You, Jennifer Hicks --------------------

From Sharon Julson

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Vodka decanter

Date: 13-04-2004

Hello, I have a vodka bottle that is tapered amber/brown -is 14 inches high (including the top) with the bottom base being approx. 15 " around - tapering up to the neck which is about 5" around - embossed on the bottom is "federal law forbids sale of reuse of this bottle" with the numbers d-334 119 64 15 -the stickers say Chateaux Vodka 80 proof - 4/5 quart - 100% Grain neutral spirits bottled by Clermont, Kentucky. Can you tell me anything about it. Thank You --------------------

From julia wiley

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: embossed character

Date: 13-04-2004

Dear Sir, I found an aqua-colored glass bottle bottom. It is embossed with a character in cartoon-style that appears to be a soldier, with bottles for arms and legs, a bottle-shaped head with a smiley-face, brandishing a bottle for a gun. My guess is that it is a World War 2- era character. Any clues? Thank you, John Campanaro --------------------

From brian beer

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 13-04-2004

hi I was just wondering what I should look for to tell that this bottle is an original or not. It is called Old E.G. Boston`s Booz Brown Whiskey Bottle. I have a picture too. ------------------ attachments: booz bottle.jpg --------------------

From DAVBAK309c

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: rossini empoli

Date: 13-04-2004

I have 2 green glass Rossini empoli decanters about 12" and the stoppers are about 3 any idea the value? thanks in advance billie --------------------

From Adsk

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Subject:

Date: 13-04-2004

reference to this dudes question on your website Hi, I've come across in my deceased mother's property a clear glass Japanese "Nikka Whisky" bottle. It is in excellent condition with all labels in tact. It is topped by a Samurai head and shoulders (possibly brass). Lots of detail in the metal. The head of the samurai lefts away from the shoulder armor to reveal the screw top of the bottle. The labels read as follows: Front label: "Gold & Gold" "Product of Japan" "Nikka Shisky" "matured in wood and blended by our own experts" "The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co., Ltd" "4/5 quart - Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido and Sendai, Japan 86 proof". Label on front below the neck: "Nikka Imported Whisky" Label on the rear near the bottom of the bottle: "Sole Distributors for the United States of America" "Munson Shaw Co. New York, New York" "Product of Japan" "Printed in Japan" and a logo that says "Munson Shaw Imports" with a key in the center with "MS" The back of the glass bottle is also raised with a logo of what appears to be two lions facing a shield or something with the word "Nikka". Raised lettering reads "Nikka Whisky Distilling Col Ltd. Japanese Whisky" The Samurai head and shoulder armor each have a little gold sticker which says "made in Japan". The inside of the shoulders of the armor is lined with what appears to be old leather to protect the bottle. Do you have any information on this bottle? Is it old? common? collectible? Thank you, Mev Camozzi

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From IRL0624

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Subject: clear glass bottle

Date: 13-04-2004

I recently unearthed a pair of bottles that are marked with the following: Dupree Embalming Fluid Company Concentrated Fluid Grand Rapids, Michigan I have soaked the bottles in a bucket full of soapy water, yet I cannot get all of the dirt out. I have tried a bottle brush even, to no avail. Could you please tell me how I might get the bottles clean, and any other pertinent information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks So Much, Annette Lewallen --------------------

From rhonda ebeling

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have a rare bottle

Date: 13-04-2004

I have a bottle that is from the Charles Jacquin ET CIE Inc Phila PA EST 1884. It is labeled 1/10 pt Blackberry Flavored Brandy 70 proof. there is a liquor excise tax stamp on it. The bottle it self is about 2 inches tall, with a gold crown lid, label that goes around the bottle, stating the name and place and date. there is a triangle on the bottom with the number40 at the based of the triangle and what looks like a 3 at the point. It has not been opened and the liquid inside is a light purple, with no sediment. I would be interested in knowing more about this bottle. And thank you for your time in this matter Rhonda Ebeling. ------------------ --------------------

From randy yeakle

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Subject: 2 bottles

Date: 13-04-2004

Hi Digger, my name is Randy and I am not a collector of bottles but I do work construction and find a few now and then. I know you cant respond to all your emails but would appreciate a response on this one . I have found a brown bottle that has Ed .J. Birk Bro. on the side and Chicago underneath this. The ( and) part looks like a capital A with a line thru it , its all in cursive and about 8 n half inches tall and appears to be a cork bottle. I also have a Lysol bottle that is clear and has Lysol wrote on the side starting at bottom and then to top with 3 lines thru it. Any info on these would be greatly appreciated , thank you ------------------ --------------------

From S23ics

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOTTLE COLLECTOR QUESTION

Date: 14-04-2004

Dear Bottle Collector: I found your email address on the bottle collectors haven website. I recently inherited a collection of limestone and porcelain liquor bottles. The limestone collection consists of Kentucky Bourbon figures from pieces like George Washington and Daniel Boone to some war soldiers, a sheriff and a shoe maker ( made by McCormick distilling company ). The porcelain pieces are in sets of 2 soldiers from Italy one from France, six Elvis bottles, 2 political elephants, about 8 turkeys as well as a few old car liquor collectibles( mostly made by Jim beam). Is there anyway one whom you know would be interested in some of these pieces? I am not sure what they are worth and I would greatly appreciate it if you could give me some information regarding their selling value along with anyone whom would be interested in purchasing. Thank you Stephanie   --------------------

From shannon white

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Subject:

Date: 14-04-2004

Hi There Digger I have a coca cola bottle that is 8.5' tall; 2.5' diameter at the bottom. Straight sided, seams all the way up two sides. The decorative feature about the bottle is that it is covered in beveled diamond shapes. It says coca cola bottling co. Fargo North Dakota around the top "top label" it says coca cola bottling company in an oval on the front and on the "bottom label" it says contents 7 fl. ozs. On the bottom of the bottle it says CCB with a c in a circle on top and a number 2 on the bottom. All the lettering on the bottle is raised. The bottle is in decent condition. It has a bit of an opalescence to it and shows signs of normal wear and tear on the sides, an a small amount of chipping around the top and bottom (about four small nicks) I am wondering about the date this bottle was created and about what its worth may be. I've had it for close to 20 years and have never seen another one like it. Thank you for any info. you can find! Shannon --------------------

From shannon white

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Subject:

Date: 14-04-2004

Hi Digger - I just emailed you about my coca cola bottle. I have this photo of it that I forgot to add to that email. I hope this helps your search for info! Thank You again. Shannon

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From Rose Mary Spinks

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Zetz Bottling Company

Date: 14-04-2004

Digger, Do you have any information on a Zetz Bottling Company in New Orleans, Louisiana. I found a very unusual Dr. Pepper bottle from that company. I would like to know date & value. R.M. Spinks --------------------

From suzannetmiles

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Unique Bols Bottle - 1963

Date: 15-04-2004

I have a Bols bottle with a dancing ballerina inside and music box inside from 1963. It is unopened and in Mint Condition. I think I want to keep it. I just need to know how to find out the current value. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Sincerely, Susan Miles --------------------

From Paul Ferguson

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Query

Date: 15-04-2004

A pair of heavy wine bottles ? they weigh two pounds each ? with a deep indentation at the bottom, so possibly champagne? They have been in my wife ?s family collection of memorabilia for decades, thought to be pre-Russian revolution. Label with double eagle and Russian writing, difficult to recognize the decorated letters, but could they be transliterated as Avrau-Dyorso perhaps?? Conceivably printerís name in the bottom right, Chudyakova? Any ideas? P Ferguson --------------------

From Greenlmgreg

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: the kuebeler

Date: 15-04-2004

I found this bottle from the Brewing and Malting Company in the ditch while cleaning up my flower beds. The front has a "K" with like a wreath and some sprigs around it. The bottom Says "the Kuebeler - Sandusky, O - BR'G & MALT'G CO" on it. I donít have a picture to send right now, but was wondering if you could tell me something about the bottle and company. Thanks, Laura --------------------

From lani-meleatt

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Subject: inquiry from Hawaii

Date: 15-04-2004

Aloha, Love your site! I have a mini bottle which is light green and has a rectangular body. It is ~2 inches tall and the base diameters are 15/16ths by 11/16ths inch. The body panels are slightly recessed. One side panel is embossed AYER'S and the other side is embossed PILLS. The body front panel is embossed LOWELL / MASS (I guess it could be the back body panel if the other side had a label. I have not found a reference to an Ayer's bottle this size and text. I also have a small colorless cylindrical bottle (2 3/4 to 3 inches in height). The embossment around the shoulder is "JOHN COSNELL & CO". I have not been able to find anything on this bottle other than a company with this name was based in London and made ceramic toothpaste products. Any information would be appreciated. I would really like to know what was in the Cosnell bottle, where they date to and if they are worth anything? Thank you Lani Mele --------------------

From arian landers

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ten Pound Mercury Jug

Date: 15-04-2004

I have a jug its about 5 1/2 inchs in height 10 1/2 inchs round tapers on bottom tp 10 inchs. Color brown on top beigh on lower from almost middle doen. Label is square with- TEN POUNDS MERCURY QUICKSILVER C.P. USP. ==E Founded in 1918 POWERS WEIGHTMAN RUSENGAREN CO. PHILADELPHIA on side of jug has a blue outlined square with MERCURY written in blue. Can you tell me about this jug. Thank You, Liz. --------------------

From Tom Enri tenri

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gibson Wine Bottle

Date: 15-04-2004

Under an old shed I found a few buried bottles. One bottle has Gibson Wine and the number 12 on the bottom, a raised peacock like bird on the front and back, and 4/5 quart wine on the back. I don't think it's too old has a screw top. The second is a small bottle with anchor glass printed at the bottom. On the bottom are the numbers6723-A, and a 3 some symbol (anchor or bell?) and a 5. I tried looking around the net, but didn't come up with anything. Any info or advise where to research would be appreciated. Thanks Tom ternri --------------------

From Robert Stewart

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Eli Lilly amber corked medicine bottles

Date: 15-04-2004

hey Digger, can you help me, my dad has some of these Eli Lilly medicine bottles, that are corked, and era 1897, got any info, he does want to sell them, but we donít have a clue, as to what they are worth, HELP, ,Petie --------------------

From Walt Moloney

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. King's New Life Pills ( bottle )

Date: 16-04-2004

Sir, My neighbor found a small bottle which has the following on it: Dr. Kings New Life Pills H.E. Bucklen & Co. Chicago, USA I would like to know some history about this company and the years it was sold. Any information you might provide would be greatly appreciated; Walt Moloney --------------------

From Scot Gillespie.

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Deborah root beer bottle opener

Date: 16-04-2004

Hi It says Deborah root beer on one side and Deborah ginger ale on the other. It worth something or worthless? thanks Scot --------------------

From Dave Richard

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gin bottles

Date: 16-04-2004

I have these 2 gin bottles that belonged to my dad. I'm wondering if you can tell me about them. one is full and sealed but the label is worn, the other is empty and has a small chip on the lip, but the label is in good shape. here's the details. Height- 9" The mold seam stops at the collar Rectangular with diagonals lines on it it's green Please tell me what you can. Thanks Dave Richard

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From SLBUST

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 16-04-2004

I found an old bottle that's about 2 1/2" tall it's green and looks like a house with a cork in it - it has E C BOOZS Whiskey on the side, I found several others one same size and is Cape May Lighthouse Bitters and one is blue with the face of George Washington and says The Father of His Country Washington WII Plus several others all in good condition with corks and one about 6" tall that has "expansion air chamber" and 4 levels. Can you point me to a website or give me a value? Shirley Buster --------------------

From Cathy Carter CCarter120

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hello

Date: 16-04-2004

I have recently been given a bottle of wine as a gift and keepsake. The bottle is a football player with the number 7 on him, stands about 14 inches high and has on a sticker the following : Bottled in Italy by Gabriele Borghini FU C, Sole USA Agents Vento Wine Imports, Inc. CLeveland OH. On the bottom of the bottle is imprinted the following : Made in Italy Collector's Item Vento Wine Cleveland, OH Hand Painted 1980 Casa Vento VinSanto White Table Wine Any information you can give me will be appreciated though I do not plan to sell the item, just curious to find out about it. Thank you. --------------------

From paddy mc millen

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: a large green bottle

Date: 17-04-2004

Hello Digger Paddy McMillen here in Ireland, as a pastime I put ships in bottles. The lady friend of a fishing pal saw a ship I had just finished and asked if I would do one for her, "You will have to get your own bottle " was my reply. next day she turned up with a bottle I could get the "Spanish Armada" in. The bottle is round, slightly green, it's measurements are 5" + 12and a half inches, with a neck 2" tall + 1and a half inches wide. ( the 12and a half is the overall measurement) On the bottom the name CANNINGTON SHAW & Co SHARDLEY GLASS WORKS, St HELENS. I guess it might be old because there are air bubbles caught in the glass and it looks like the top was made separate from the bottom, but that may be just a molding flaw. In looking up your web site my work has fallen behind but there is a lot of interesting stories on there . My e-mail address is stargazer1eircom even if I don't hear from you I am going to be reading all your website. yours Paddy McMillen --------------------

From Bryan Nikolai

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Unknown Label

Date: 17-04-2004

Hello. I am trying to identify a label. If you recognize this, could you email any ideas

To: louuwalumni  Any help would be much appreciated, Thanks

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From Mark Whiddett mark.

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Codd & Clay flagons

Date: 17-04-2004

Please can you help trace Whiddett Ginger Beer bottles as we are holding a family reunion in 2005 and it would be great if we could have some info. The Company was called D Whiddetts and produced Ginger Beer and other Soda Pop at Herne Bay in Kent England. The Company ceased trading around 1961. I already have some clay flagons and glass bottles from the company. But I would be glad of help locating any others. Regards Mark Whiddett --------------------

From Edinarchila

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 17-04-2004

Hi digger, I found two bottles, one whiskey and the other gin. The whiskey bottle is a stamped 1937 fillmore straight bourbon whiskey, the bottle say's " this whiskey is 18 months old " and it was bottled for s. E. Rykoff & co., by hepburn & motavish, ltd, inc. The gin bottle is a stamped 1937 five o'clock cocktail gin. It is distilled London dry gin, distilled & bottled for Hiram walker & sons inc. Both bottles are half pints. Any information on this bottles will be great. --------------------

From Sandycant

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question from 02/24/2003

Date: 17-04-2004

I have inherited a bottle collection from my grandfather. There are numerous bottles I can not identify. I will only bother you with one. There was a question back in Feb 2003 and I do not see an answer. The bottle is a "Pop's Best Quality Beverages" on the front. The back has "Made with Pure Cane Sugar in our Sanitary Plant" Property of Pop's Bottling Co, Beaumont, TX. Beaumont just happens to be my home town and would like any info you may give me; age, flavor of drink, value. Thank you, Sandy Cantwell --------------------

From RSUTFINS

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Book Ends 1933

Date: 17-04-2004

Hello my name is Rhonda Sutfin from Bakersfield, Ca I was at the coast and went to a Thrift Store and found these Book Ends and they are also Candle Holders at the top. I would like to know a value or approx. value. They are a Spanish Couple one Male who looks like a Jester with a mask on. The lady is holding a fan with a beautiful tiara on her head. They are exactly 12 inches tall. Brown and Green Pottery. All the labels are intact and reads Borghini Lacrima Christi Dessert Wine. Produced in Italy. net weight 22 fluid oz. I would send a picture but I am still learning how to do that. Thank you so much. Rhonda --------------------

From DEBRA1584

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Subject: (no subject)

Date: 17-04-2004

Hello: I went out shopping today out of state and this is what I have found. I have been all over Ebay and cant find a thing, so I am really hoping you can help me out. so here we go, this is what I have bought: 1: It is the Gray Poodle, Beam's Trophy (Months 100 old) I did find this on Ebay, and I paid for what I got ($10.00) bottom of bottle said: Creation of James ? Bean KY PB-230 Genuine Regal China Corp. 1970 C.Miller 145 Liquor Bottle DMM. 2. Mohawk Sloe Gin Jug 60 Proof (red jug) 60 proof 25/32 if a guart. Mohawk Liqueur corp. Detroit, MI distrib. in NY by Mohawk LL-406, im sorry, there is more in info but I cannot read it. 3: ok I have a bottle here that is all blue with white drawings on it that is of a man and I and to say a dog with him, maybe a weeping willow tree,(could be by a water pond, but not sure) the Pics are on all for sides of the bottle. also has a very long cane w/ a hook that the man walks with. The top of bottle is of a cork style and is all white, its kinda think, but not heavy, but the cork is and top seems to be of top quallity.. 4: ok now I have a Ezra Brooks "12 years Old" 4/5 quart-90 proof kentuck straigh bourbon whiskey bottled by Ezra Brooks Distillings co, Frankfort, KY. under the Botton states: Heritage China R.H. I. 1969 Ezra Brooks the style is of a Liberty Bell, and still has cork, but empty. 5: Ok this on is real hard, because I can not read any thing on the bottle, It is of a Cannon w/wheels (nothing moves) and all still has cork, but cannot take it out. There is some kind of sig. on it, but can not figure it out. The accual cannon is in of gold, and the base with the wheels seems to be of plaster maybe, but the paint is very fainted and is of brown color. 6: I also bought some canisters that are posted that they are of Solid Brass Canister. They were made in India I think the serierl numbers are V#449220 company maker is of Midwestern Home Producsts, Inc. PO 0591 Wilmington, DE 19899 the Item number# GHB043 and # CHAB043 weird thing about these two they look like they are sterling silver they do not look brass at all. THe one container says: " SUGAR" Sweetest ccane & sugar beets flavor foods we love to eat. The other states: COFFEE, Selection of Best Arabica Plants

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From strawdogflash

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Received Medicine 2002

Date: 18-04-2004

Digger -- I received the book I ordered from you a couple weeks ago. It's a great publication, but I didn't find any of the bottles I have in your book. I have ~45 medicine bottles that are still full, most with the boxes intact & near-perfect condition, some that have boxes missing a flap or small tears. I have spent a lot of time on the Web -- both through eBay & searching under specific bottle names -- at different times in the past year, and am having difficulty in getting any hits on some of them. I'm not sure if that's because they're too common, or pretty rare (I wish!). I thought, as someone who deals in bottles, you might be able to tell me your thoughts on their desirability. As a sample, here are just a few of the names: Simmons Liver Regulator St. Andreasberg Bid Salve for Sore Feet & Scaly Legs Nibol Tonic Laxative Dr. Hobson's Syrup of Tar-Wild Cherry Compound Moone's Emerald Oil. If these are possibly worth something, perhaps you can point me in the right direction? Thanks for any help you can offer me.. Renee Zittel strawdogflash --------------------

From Mewrks

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ponds Extract

Date: 18-04-2004

Dawn

To: Digger

Subject: antique pond's extract bottle

Date: 18-04-2004

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. thank you, Max. --------------------

From Debi Saccoman

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date: 18-04-2004

My husband and I bought an unopened 1 quart clear soda bottle, at a yard sale. I haven't been able to find any information on it. It says Bottled by: Valley Spring Beverage Co., Phoenix, Arizona. It also says Sparkling Mixer, Tangy Flavors. Also, we have a leather covered bottle, approximately 14 inches tall. On the bottom it says Original - M.A. Made in Italy. On the front, around the Griffin emblem it says L'Union Fait La Force. Can you give me any information on these bottles origins and value, please? Thank you very much for your time.

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From Sandra E Cline

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: What do I have?

Date: 18-04-2004

Could you tell us something about a bottle that my husband's uncle gave to him. It looks like cut crystal, the color is what we think of as cobalt blue seltzer bottle. There are 10 distinctive panels of glass. On the siphon it reads Nehi Bev Co Boise Idaho. On two of the panels of glass is written NEHI BEVERAGE CO and BOISE, IDAHO. Not etched into the glass but like stenciled. On the bottom of the bottle it reads: SIPHON BY SCHNEIER MADE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA 19 APC 35 which seems to etched into the glass. It is a heavy piece and the siphon has a clear tube of which we believe is glass but are afraid to take of the siphon as it seems to attached to the bottle. Thank you for assistance in providing us with information on this bottle. Sandy --------------------

From MICHELLE BRANCH.

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glassboro 1850 bottle

Date: 18-04-2004

I am looking for some information on an amber bottle that I have. I just read on your website about a reproduction of an amber or ginger bottle that had both "Wheaton, NJ" and "Nuline NJ" on the bottom. I have an amber bottle that has only "Nuline NJ" on the bottom, with a stylized flower on one side and a circle with Glassboro at the top of the circle and 1850 at the bottom. Is it original??? Thanks, Michelle Branch --------------------

From Terry/Jean Weaver

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Thatcher's Dairy Quart Milk Bottle

Date: 18-04-2004

I have the same question that I read on your web site from Sept. '02, expect my bottle is purple, and the pull down stopper appears to be plastic. Is my purple bottle worth anything, or is it a cheap copy that has less value than the $11.95 that I paid? Thanks, Jean Sunday, September 08, 2002 11:50 AM

Subject: bottle quest ion I have a quart milk bottle brown in color on one side it has Thatchers Dairy Bottle Patent 1884 One Quart on the other side it has Absolutely pure Milk with a picture of a man milking a cow all the letters and the picture are raised. the bottom ha a big C in the middle with crownford china co 1965 around it with bottle made in Italy under it. It has a wire pull down type stopper in the top with what appears to be a ceramic stopper. Is this worth anything? --------------------

From Sandycant

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Uncle Jo in Brown Bottles

Date: 18-04-2004

I have inherited bottles from my Grandfather and every once in a while there is a description in the bottle. UNCLE JO IN BROWN BOTTLES from the note inside the bottle was bottled prior to 1929, company went broke, sister company, AUNT IDA, also out of business, of Shreveport, LA. Note also claims the bottle was a sample and was never used. The bottle I have was found in a Ft Worth warehouse as your answer says in a Feb 2000 question. Description of bottle; Medium amber in color, approx. 7" in height, I do not think there was anyway for a label because of the way the bottle is shaped. In addition to the UNCLE JO IN BROWN BOTTLE embossed on the bottle, there is "CONTENTS 4 FL. OZ." and the other side says "Reg. U.S. Pat. OFF." On the bottom is the Star of David with the number 9 at left, the number 1 to the right and the number 3 at 5 o'clock, Pat #30009 above the star, Pat'd Apr, 2.1929 below. I have sent pictures. Do I have a rare find??? How much is it worth??? Sandy Cantwell

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From Kate A.ddo

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old hidden whiskey(?) bottles

Date: 18-04-2004

Digger have 6 bottles I found under a VERY old porch or building floor that was found under an overgrowth of bramble bushes beside a house I used to live in, in Tacoma WA. The house was built towards the end of the 19th century, and the old floor boards were definitely older than the house. It was not attached to the house, and was at a slightly different angle than the house, showing it had been left over from an older building that had been torn down to build the house. We had pulled up the old boards; what was left of them, and found these bottles stashed under the boards.of the bottles are 8 inches tall, one inch deep, and 4 inches wide; rectangular with rounded corners. The bottoms are thick, and irregular, appearing to be open pontiled, and the seam on the bottoms are not matching the side seams of the bottles. The key molds on the bottoms are as follows: (2 of the bottles have this embossed under them last bottle is exactly the same shape as the others, except it's much smaller; 6 an 1/2 inches tall, a little less than 1 deep, and 3 inches wide, with LB 7 embossed on the bottom - the "B" is inside the "L of these bottles still have their original corks on them They all look like they have an applied double collar, although the seams do run up the sides of the bottles over the collars to the tops. The glass is clear with no markings on the fronts or backs of each bottle, and has taken on an ever so slight (really have to look hard to see the iridescence in the reflection light makes on the glass) iridescent (almost carnival glass-like) appearance; I'm sure due to the length of time they were under there. There are no chips; the glass is in perfect shape, but they do have smokey staining on the insides, although not too bad would like to know about when in the 1800s there were made, how much they would be worth, and what they were used for; if you have any idea. They look like little whiskey mickies... My first thought, or should I say vision, was of some gentleman hiding in the out building, chugging on them, then hiding them under the floor from his wife. *chuckle help with identifying, I have attached some .jpeg photos of one of them in this letter... If you have problems getting them, I can make them a bit smaller, but they would lose the resolution a bit, and wouldn't be as clear. I could also send them one at a time if you prefer. Hopefully they will all come through alright in this letter. *smile Thanks bottle.jpg : bottle collar.jeg/

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From N REICH

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: QUESTION

Date: 18-04-2004

Ok Digger here it goes. I'm looking for the badges or medallion's that are made of porcelain and hang around the neck of the bottles. They are usual in a oval shape and hang on a chain. By any chance would you be able to tell me where one could buy blank ones? Sorry it's not really a glass bottle question......... ------------------ -----------

From Lawrence

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bromo-Seltzer bottle

Date: 18-04-2004

Hi Digger; A bottle collector friend of mine has dug up a number of similar deep blue Bromo Seltzer bottles over the years, but he showed me one of them that is quite unique. Amongst the embossed lettering that is on the bottle is the wording "Emerson Drug Company." However, the letter "N" in Emerson is backwards. None of the other bottles he has with the word Emerson has a backwards "N". The bottle itself is in good condition. Given this apparent embossing error, would this bottle have any above average value? Thanks for your help. Larry --------------------

From Kaydee Thomas.

To: 'jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old French Calvados Jug

Date: 19-04-2004

Hi Digger, My dad was in WWII. He went into France on D-day, Normandy, Brest France and managed to survive one of the first waves in. He went on for another 6 days before he was wounded. During one of the the 6 days he took refuge in a very old cellar on a farm In there was a lot of old bottles of brandy. He found one old bottle that he took a fancy to and managed to bring it home. We have had it in an antique cabinet ever since. It is of dark brown pottery and is about 8 inches high with an oval shaped glass stopper that has a cork on the end which is another 2 inches over the spout. The jug has a hand thrown look with a handle on the back. On the front is a banner in a light color that has CALVADOS overlaid on it. The decoration is all been laid on top of the jug with slip I imagine. There is a branch with several leaves and two nut shells. Only the banner and the nut shells are in a lighter color. It looks very old but is in excellent shape. You can still smell the Calvados on the cork and it has been empty of over 55 years. I was wondering what its origin is, age, rarity, value and history. I have not found a photo in any books of anything even remotely resembling it. I drew a very poor sketch and included it for you. My dad passed away about 28 years ago at 50 because of war connected injuries. I would like to know something about it so that when I pass it on to my son he has an idea of what his grandfather left for him. Kaydee Thomas 1-800-366-9699 Ext 8386 kaydee.thomasphoenix.edu

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From Kimberly Trussell

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Borghini Lacrima Christi white Wine Product of Italy 1933 Bottle w/Mirror Front

Date: 19-04-2004

I have what is a Decanter Wine Bottle with a mirror front with one cherub on each side of the mirror (looks like a stand up decorative mirror). It reads produced and Bottled by Augusto & Fll Bprgjomo FI C., Certaldo, Italy Produce of Italy V.L.P.I. - No.22-FI Net Cont. 3/4 quart Imported by: Hulse Import Co. San Francisco Calif The bottom of the bottle (porcelain looking) is Marked with a Crown over a shield with a branch of leaves surrounding them. Almost looks like a family tree emblem or something. I think it may also be marked on the far side of the bottom with a 70??? The design is of gold, with blue flowers... a shell looking design on the top and the two cherub babes with pink ribbons covering a small portion of them. They are holding onto the mirror on each side. Any ideas on worth?? Really Appreciate any input... Have a great day... ktrussell------------------

From Kate Klaben

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 19-04-2004

I have a wine bottle that is 2' 9'' tall, medium green, and shaped like an elephant, seated, with it's trunk up in the air. The label says Casa Vento , Produce of Italy - sole USA agents Vento Wine Import, Inc. - Cleveland Ohio. Can you give me any info on the bottle? Thanks! Kate Klaben --------------------

From JWPJKP

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Alcohol Container

Date: 19-04-2004

I am looking for any information on a container which I have inherited. This was in the home of a relative. It is a five gallon tin square container. It is still in the original shipping container, a very heavy two park cardboard box It was from the Peoria Corp., Peoria, Illinois. The container and box are labeled Pure Grain, Swastika Brand, Alcohol USP, dated January 6, 1933, The box still retains all of the Revenue Stamps from the U. S. Internal Revenue Service, and revenue label "Gallon Distilled Spirits" Wheil this not a bottle, I would appreciate anything you can tell me about it's rarity and value. Thank you very much, James Parker --------------------

From westportparadise

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: DR. PETERS OLEOID BOTTLE

Date: 19-04-2004

Hey digger, I have a bottle 5 1/2" tall square that is dr. Peters oleoid, chic. Ill., turning purple mold marks stop at bottom of neck. Kyle young had same 16/05/03. Wondering what it is and value? Thanx , marty vanelli --------------------

From Karen.Waltongov

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 19-04-2004

Digger, Hi, I'm wondering if you can help me. Yesterday I went to an old dump site in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. Every time I go to this dump I find something cool. This time I found possibly the coolest bottle I've EVER found, and I'm wondering if you can help me identify it a bit more. It's a pumpkin seed flask, light blue ( what could be called a robin's egg blue, but not aqua ) in color, seven inches tall, 4 1/2 inches wide in the middle. The neck is 1 3/4 inches from should to top of the bottle. It has numerous bubbles in the glass and some scratches from being in the creek and pushed downstream ( I imagine ) over the years. I've tried looking up this beauty in a few books but all I can find out is that it is indeed a pumpkin seed bottle, a.k.a. "pic nic" and probably made sometime between 1850 - 1880? I can't find anything more on it as there is no embossing anywhere on it, not even on the bottom. Can you give me any idea as to the age of it, and possibly a maker ? I realize that hundreds of different makers made these kinds of bottles, but all I've got to go on is the description I gave you and where I found it. Please let me know anything you can. I am fairly new to digging bottles ( 2 yrs ) and love it much, but don't have enough good books yet to reference my finds. Thank you much, Karen -------------------

From Shelley Butler shell

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: L&W?

Date: 19-04-2004

Jack, What does L&W mean on the back of an old Mason canning jar? Thanks, Shelley. --------------------

From Larry Long

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Mavus Executive Bottle Co. Photo

Date: 19-04-2004

I recently purchased a photo of the "First Annual Dinner of the Executives and District Managers of the Mavis Bottle Company of America, at the Waldorf Astoria, March 4th 1929. I was wondering if you could give me some information on this, and if Charles G. Guth is anywhere in this picture, or if you could identify anyone in the picture? I've looked on the internet, and haven't found a picture of him anywhere. This picture is 11 inches tall, and 14 inches wide. I recently purchased this, and intend putting it up for auction on ebay shortly, and any information that you could give me would be of help, and greatly appreciated. Thank you. Larry Long

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From KC DROWN

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: duraglas bottle

Date: 19-04-2004

I found this bottle which appeared to be purple. When I got home I opened it and bright violet purple sort of ink came out all in the sink. It stained the sink until I got it out with Clorox. It has a screw on cap and has Duraglas in cursive at the base of the bottle. It says 1 ounce in nurse's writing looks like a 3i. It has OWENS printed on the bottom in caps and a circle with a eye over lapping it. At least I think thatís what it is. I also found a penny in the trash pile for 1944 so the bottle is around there. I looked all over the web surfing for this bottle's meaning, please tell me what the purple stuff is and if it's worth anything! Thanks ------------------ ------------------

From mike stoddard m

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Brown Lysol Bottle

Date: 19-04-2004

We have a Small brown Lysol bottle 4" with a cork stopper in it. We were wondering the year it was made. The bottom says L & F PROD. CORP. Bottle made in USA Bloomfield New Jersey. A # 4 and a " B " inside of a circle are also on the bottom, with Lysol in cursive 4 times around the bottle. It was found in an old pile of junk that has been there for at least 35-40 years maybe longer. Thanks for your help, Julie mike stoddard --------------------

From Taylorriverrd

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: John Paul Jones Whiskey

Date: 19-04-2004

Hi Digger, Great site! Didn't think I would find what I was looking for and found a picture and everything. Well, almost everything... My boyfriend found what was described on your site as a John Paul Jones Whiskey bottle circa 1927. Here's what Mark found: Embossing has a profile of a patriot with the other stuff you had on your site The metal cap, screw on cap, was still attached reads Frankfort Distilleries Incorporated around the top and in the middle Louisville KY Baltimore MD. The mouth is perfectly round with a lip for the screw on cap and is a bit bigger than the nickel I set on top of it. The base is long oval in shape coming down from the bottle about an eighth of an inch (like shown above) and has the Des. Pat. 73096 in another smaller oval. The shape of the bottle looks just like the drawing above (maybe a bit smoother on the slope of the neck). No labels and the embossing seems to have worn down a little. It is in excellent condition, no cracks or chips. There are more markings near the top of the bottle (neck area) than the other gal described: I have FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE. Then under these words is this: DII 56 6 the DII looks like a capital D and then Roman Numerals one one. The 56 is in the middle and the six is at the right side. Also under the profile of the man it reads ONE PINT with the number 6 right underneath (in the middle) the words. We were wondering if you could tell us about the history, age, rarity and value. Thanks so much for your time, Digger. Keep on Diggin'! :) Amie in Colorado --------------------

From John McBride

To: 'jaok20bottlebooks.com' jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dougherty's Straight Rye Whiskey

Date: 19-04-2004

Hoping you can help me. I have a Dougherty's bottle of Pennsylvania Straight Rye Whiskey. It is a 4/5 quart, with pre-prohibition distilled before 1918 on the label. It is unopened and still has the tax stamp across the top. Is it worth anything? Would it be worth opening and drinking? Thanks, John --------------------

From Martin.Chappell

To: 'jaok20bottlebooks.com' jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: codd bottle

Date: 20-04-2004

 At a house in France we found what is a Codd bottle . It is Cannington Shaw ,number on base 2430. On the front it has the name P.TREGOAT and underneath CALLAC. This is a small town in central Brittany where we found it in fact.. The bottle is 30 cm high. We were wondering if you have any information about the use of these bottles in France, would they only have been pop/soda bottles or could they have been used for cider as well. Martin Chappell Head Department of Languages and Cultural Studies College of Humanities University of Limerick  martin.chappellul. --------------------

From Wildnorby

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mrs. Butterworth

Date: 20-04-2004

A friend of mine has a light amber color glass syrup decanter with a glass plug style top. The head is flat to use as a handle to remove the (all one glass piece) glass plug. It has arms crossed in front like Mrs. Butterworth's. We have not been able to find any info. on rarity, value, or history. Digger, can you help us, please. --------------------

From yeskity

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Overholt Whiskey Bottle

Date: 20-04-2004

Hi Digger, I am writing to you because I have a Bottle of Whiskey from Old Overholt It has a One Pint Tax Stamp. the seal on the bottle reads: Bottled Fall 1932 Made Spring 1921 Proof 100 The Label on it reads: Established 1810...Old Overholt Registered Brand Whiskey Bottled in Bond for A. Overholt Distributers. I want to know a little more of this bottle, any information you can give me will be helpful. Oh its a brown glass bottle. It also has a Caution Notice label on it thank you, Mrs. Nicolas --------------------

From Chris Bond

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: From January 2004

Question

Date: 20-04-2004

Could you send this to Peugot206lad in response to his question he posted.

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. Deakin & Harrison Botanical Brewers were established in Bolton about 1895 by the brother in laws, John W. Deakin (born 1872) and Joseph Harrison (born 1872). By 1900, Joseph had left the business, though J.W Deakin Botanical Brewers continued until the 1940s. It is thought the partners went their separate ways as the Business suffered when the company horses were conscripted into the Boer War. The firm is listed in various Trade Directories with address of Lever St, Bolton. --------------------

From Savage06r

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Henry E Wilkin whiskey bottle

Date: 20-04-2004

I have a clear bottle looks to be whiskey with Henry E. Wilen Jr. Henry E Wilken Sr. andwilliam Wilken. Wheat on each side and a home and factory on either side of a mans face. I've seen someone else post this question, but I did not see any answer so I was hoping you might have some more info on it. D230 12-5 M-1645 on bottom. Thanks so much. if anyone has any more info as well. --------------------

From rod rodeller

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 20-04-2004

 Mr. Digger Odell, The pictures attached are of 2 bottles we found in the attic of our house after we bought it. There is the letter 'T' inside an inverted triangle on the bottom of the bottle. The number '673' is on the bottom also with the number '6'. the bottle is ~8 inches tall and has ribs around the bottle. We think it may be from the Turner Bros Glass company, Terre Haute, IN (1905- 1930). We live within 75 miles of Terre Haute and it would be interesting to know if these bottles were in fact made there. We have 4 smaller bottles similar in make. Can you provide more information about the bottles? Value? are they collectable? Any information you can provide will be appreciated. Thank you, Rod Ellermann

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From jim and joan hudson

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Need Some Help

Date: 21-04-2004

 Hi Digger I have in my possession two stone whiskey jugs, one is a three gallon with the number three in old english text on the front of it. The other is a five gallon with the number five enclosed in a heart, on the front of it. Along with these two jugs I also have a almost transparent green glass five gallon jug, the bottom of the jug has a lighting pattern on it, in the center of the bottom is an oval shape with a capital ( I ) in it, directly under that is a lower case ( I ). All of these jugs are in mint condition, and I am not having any luck finding them, several people have been wanting to buy them, and have made offers, but I am afraid we are going to get ripped off. Thank You Patricia Hudson --------------------

From Des. Crump

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Barb Wire Embrocation

Date: 21-04-2004

Hello Digger I am an Australian collector and am seeking any information on a cobalt blue rectangular-based poison/medicine bottle embossed "Barb Wire Embrocation" vertically down the bottle with "L P" and a hatched/star pattern and "Poison" at the base. I have attached photos, but due to colour of the glass and lack of zoom they have not turned out too well but give you some idea of the shape/size of the bottle (about 3-4 ozs and 4 inches long, 2 inches wide). The bottle was dug over here, but I have been unable to turn up any information on where it is from, where it was patented, etc. Any information would be appreciated. Regards, Des. Crump

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From CPADDOCKBS

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles

Date: 21-04-2004

Hi! I have been looking on the Internet about old bottles and your name seems to be coming up a lot. I was interested in one of your books but, am not sure where to begin. My ex-husband has been excavating in the city of Chicago for many years, and we have accumulated some bottles. Some are medicines, ink and milk bottles. We are interested in researching them to see what exactly we have. Would you have any suggestions for us? We would greatly appreciate any advice you may have. Thank you in advance. Charlie --------------------

From Wiley, Lydia

To: 'jaok20bottlebooks.com'

Subject: McHenry 1812 Bottle

Date: 21-04-2004

I have come into a bottle which appears to be a whiskey bottle. It is in perfect condition and is brown. On the front it says McHenry with some leaves around the title and below it 1812. I know that the McHenry Whiskey Company started in 1812 and was wondering if that could be a bottle from that company. It is square with a neck. Do you have any idea what a bottle like this is worth, if anything to a collector? Lydia Wiley, Esq. --------------------

From Debbie Howard

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 21-04-2004

Hi, I dug up this bottle and was wondering if it was an antique or worth anything. It is brown and says Roman 4 times around the neck. On the bottom it says Line 1: 9 then a square with a G in it then 60 Line 2: Roman Line 3: Cleanser Line 4: Bleach Line 5: Registered Line 6: 1067 It is in excellent condition. It doesn't have a lid but I might take a metal detector out there and I might find it. There is an acorn in it that is too big to come out of the bottle. I could probably manage to get it out but thought it was neat to leave in. Kind of like a ship in a bottle. Please let me know or let me know who I could email to ask if you aren't sure. Thanks Debbie --------------------

From gab56lin

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Grapette bottle

Date: 21-04-2004

 Can you tell me how much this Grapette soda-bank bottle is worth? The embossing on the bottom says "GRAPETTE Prducts CO. LG 53 259-8 Camden,Ark." It is 7 1/2 inches tall. It is the shape and image of an elephant. It does not have a label. The Color is clear. The condition is very good. The mouth of the bottle is wide with a screw on lid with a slit in it to convert into a bank. The mold seam stops at the top of the lip. It has a wide round mouth. The base or bottom of the bottle has raised lettering. I do not know what pontil marked means. I would like to know the age, rarity, value and history. It belonged to my Great Grandmother.. Thanks Linda R. --------------------

From jana

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 21-04-2004

Hi Jack, I "inherited" some bottles of my dad's. While I saw that a few were worthless like the Scott's Emulsions and Bromo Seltzer ones, I couldn't find any info about 1. The Singer Manufc.Co 2. Hind's Honey and Almond Cream 3. Primrose Brand - Western Meat Co 4. Antrol Other than the Cream, I haven't a clue what any of these were used for and before I just toss them, I thought it might be good to write to someone who knows about bottles. If you can help me, I'd really appreciate it. Thank you so much. Jana O'Brien --------------------

From John Rogers

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey Jug

Date: 21-04-2004

I found a small whiskey jug today. Printed on the side along with a picture of Daniel Boone is: Pioneer Jug Daniel Boone 86 Proof 4/5 quart Kentucky Straight Bourbon Bottled Exclusively by Old Boone Distillery Meadowlawn Kentucky The numbers 219-1974 and 11-216 are printed on the bottom and USA molded into the jug. Could you tell me if this is one of the Dant Distillery bottles and if it have any value? Thank you for any help you can give. John Rogers --------------------

From Littlemama

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 21-04-2004

The bottles you collect are so awesome. Do you do appraising and if not can you refer me to some who does? Thank you. Anita --------------------

From Weisbroad

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles imformation

Date: 21-04-2004

Hi digger I have a bottle dump in our back yard, We found Two Bottles one is about three inches in Height and looks like dropper inside with the tip broken off and the rubber part rotted away. It say MISTOL on front and 2 on the bottom. Second bottle 6 inches metal cap which says omnis orbis (symbol) of the world under that. Warner. on front of bottle nothing On bottom W. M. R. WARNER & CO. INC. 5 MADE IN USA I would like to know the age, history and value of them. Thank you Michelle --------------------

From Nancy k

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Subject:

Date: 21-04-2004

Hi I am 14 and my sister is 11 We found an area that we uncovered a lot of bottles. We brought 2 home and have been searching the internet to find out if they have any value. One in particular has the word Eckels on one side and on the another side it has measure marks 1 being on the top and 16 on the bottom. Have you ever come across one, what was it used for and is it valuable? The other on looks like a syrup bottle that used a cork or something else to seal it. It has 2 seams that stop at the top. any help would be appreciated. Thank you Maggie --------------------

From James Thomas

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: My bottle!

Date: 22-04-2004

Hi there, I have a bottle marked: Aqua de Florida Murray y Lanman Druguistas New York If you have any information it would be gratefully received! Cheers, James Thomas England --------------------

From Karen.Waltongovte

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: BottleQuestion

Date: 22-04-2004

Digger, thanks for your reply, and yes, it is a great bottle. A friend took pics for me and another to got them on the computer, so there should be four pics for your viewing enjoyment !!! You might notice that in one of the pics there is a golden liquid inside the bottle. Who could resist the opportunity to fill the bottle and celebrate such a wonderful find ? Of course, the previous owner of the bottle and the bottle gods were properly thanked and toasted !!! Let me know what you think. Also want to mention that in the sunlight the color looks a lighter blue. Thanks, Karen a.k.a. diggin' darlin'. "Digger"

To Karen.Waltongovtel.

Subject Re: BottleQuestion Sounds like a great bottle. Got a picture? No way to track it down without a marking. Digger ----- Original Message -----

From Karen.Waltongo

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004

1:44 PM

Subject: BottleQuestion Digger, Hi, I'm wondering if you can help me. Yesterday I went to an old dump site in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. Every time I go to this dump I find something cool. This time I found possibly the coolest bottle I've EVER found, and I'm wondering if you can help me identify it a bit more. It's a pumpkin seed flask, light blue ( what could be called a robin's egg blue, but not aqua ) in color, seven inches tall, 4 1/2 inches wide in the middle. The neck is 1 3/4 inches from should to top of the bottle. It has numerous bubbles in the glass and some scratches from being in the creek and pushed downstream ( I imagine ) over the years. I've tried looking up this beauty in a few books but all I can find out is that it is indeed a pumpkin seed bottle, a.k.a. "pic nic" and probably made sometime between 1850 - 1880? I can't find anything more on it as there is no embossing anywhere on it, not even on the bottom. Can you give me any idea as to the age of it, and possibly a maker ? I realize that hundreds of different makers made these kinds of bottles, but all I've got to go on is the description I gave you and where I found it. Please let me know anything you can. I am fairly new to digging bottles ( 2 yrs ) and love it much, but don't have enough good books yet to reference my finds. Thank you much, Karen

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From jim and joan hudson

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sorry Digger

Date: 22-04-2004

I was not thinking when I sent the letter about the two stone whiskey crocks that I have, I have pictures of both of them, and the light green jug also. The small jug has a number 3 in the front of it looks like in old English text, the large jug has a number 5 inside of a heart, in the front of it. The light green five gallon glass jug has a lighting pattern on the bottom, with the letter ( I ) inside of an oval shape, and directly under that is a lower case i. They are all in mint condition, several people want to buy them but I cannot find a place to get a value, or to have them priced or appraised around here. Thank You Patricia Hudson

From Littlemama

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fwd: (no subject)

Date: 22-04-2004

 Has never been opened, bottle is full. lable reads: genuine regal China 4/5 quart beam 86 proof Kentucky sraight 110 months old bourbon whisky botteled by James B. Bean distilling co., clermont Beam, Kentucky Underneath the bottle it reads: creation of James B. Bean distilling company ky-drb-230 genuine regal China c.Milller 1967 145 68. Thank you~!

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From Sheila Wolfe

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: DRL Solaro Italy

Date: 22-04-2004

Hello - I have a tall glass decanter I believe is a wine bottle. It is marked DRL Solaro Italy A070 or 4070. It has a picture on it of a man in uniform (including hat with flume) with a dagger in his hand pointed to the ground. Could you tell me anything about it - age and/or value. I have searched and searched the web and can't find anything on it. Thank you--------------

From Sheila Wolfe

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Magic Jug

Date: 22-04-2004

I have searched and searched the net trying to find out more about some bottles I have. They appear to be one gallon amber jugs marked Magic and on the bottom rim say Duraglas. I believe these are old bleach jugs. Can you tell me anything about them - age or value. Thank you. ---------

From Ebelio Ortega _

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: a dr. j.h. mclean's bottle

Date: 22-04-2004

hi. my papi found a bottle while digging into the backyard. I was wondering if u can help. it is 3 and a half in ches in height. and about an inch in width. his name is written on one side (dr. j.h.mclean's), volcanic on another side, oil on another side, and finally liniment on the last side. it has the number 805 imprinted on the bottom, a shape of a square surrounds the 0. it would b greatly appreciated if u could contact me back with results I also included a pic. not sure if I was successful thanks!

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From The Monnin's

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old mr boston

Date: 23-04-2004

My Aunt has a bottle with label and cap say old Mr. Boston by Ben Burk inc. mass. 86 proof bourbon Whiskey 5 year old can you tell me any thing about it as I have try the site you had on here for another lady and found nothing this lady is 94 yr old and said she had found it when she was a kid and just keep it . or where to go on the internet . thanks susie --------------------

From chiefaholicatt

To: cokegirlsodatraderz

Subject:

Date: 23-04-2004

There was a bottle unearthed near a historic Kansas City barn that was built in 1907 by Belgian and Sicilian laborers. I have read a little about bottles online, and I would bet it is trash, but wanted to verify that before I tossed it. (If it is something old, even if it isn't worth any money, we'll end up putting it on display.) Color - It is a clear ABM? bottle. There is some label residue on one side of the bottle. Shape - It is round, 8" tall, and 2 1/4" across, with an indentation midway up the bottle. Top - It is a screw top. Base - It is a smooth pontil base with ridges around the edge Markings - Above the base, there is a mark that is either an M over a V or a heart with lines in a 1/4" circle. To the left of the bottle mark there is an O with a dot below it and to the right there is a 7. The word "Chapelle" is embossed on the bottle midway up. Above the indentation, there are a series of embossed dots, for about 1". I'd appreciate any information you have, or if you can direct me to the right places to look for more info. Thanks! John Zimmermann --------------------

From sam white

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: aspinwall

Date: 23-04-2004

I dug a bottle in a Civil War hospital site. It is dark glass and is embossed ASPINWALL PANAMA. Any ideas on the bottle? Thanks, Sam --------------------

From cpaddockbs

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles

Date: 23-04-2004

Here are pictures of some of the bottles we have acquired. I have not cleaned them really, cause I am unsure if they is a certain procedure to it. It will be exciting to hear what you have to say Charlie

From alison tod a.

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: bols genever gin

Date: 23-04-2004

9-1/2" round 11-1/4" height to top of cork Black Top Cork "Erven Lucas BOLS Anno 1575 Bottle is Brown Sandy Colour Clay? Embossed in what looks like etching ERVEN LUCAS BOLS'TLOOTSJE AMSTERDAM 3/4 LITER Label at top of bottle broke seal ..red in colour "US Internal The Jos.Game??? Louisville... Label at to of bottle neck Lucas Bols???FABRIEK??LOOTSJE ANNO 1575, with a picture of..Bols? Main Label 4 3/4" x 4" wide GENEVER GIN (in red) Distilled Our firm advantageously known all over the world since its foundation in Ao.1575, has had to suffer from......etc.etc. (I can elaborate the whole label if you need it) BOLS in black bold letters across label. Bols autograph Amsterdam 1 January 16. IMPORTED in red written across bottom of label. Another label 3 1/2" x 1 1/4" SERVE STRAIGHT ICE COLD or STIR WITH ICE. By appointment to Her Majesty the Queen of Netherlands etc.etc. HI there....I would like a worth price - if there is one! If you require a picture, I will send on...If I do not hear from you within 7 days, I am moving, and moving my e-mail address. So, If I do not here from you...cheers anyway, and thanks. Alison --------------------

From IsiLar3

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle from the jos. garneau company

Date: 24-04-2004

I have a bols balleria bottle in good shape it has a dancing ballerina incased under glass inside the bottle, everything works, it has a music wind up that plays la bleu danube. the top is corked with a red lid attached to cork that reads Irish mist liqueur with a clover in the middle of lid. would appreciate any information and value. thank you --------------------

From Linda Spindor

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 24-04-2004

I have a bottle that that has picture of a woman on one side. The other side says Milwaukee. Nothing else. It looks like a soda or beer bottle but has no other wording. Can you help me. Linda --------------------

From Kimberly Trussell

From Earl Hutcheson

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Liberty Bottling Co. ST.LOUIS MO.

Date: 15-04-2004

I recently found a 12 inch tall clear bottle. It has the statue of liberty and liberty bells on it. Liberty Bottling Co. ST.LOUIS MISSOURI. It was dug up with old milk and cottage cheese bottles. MEADOW GOLD. ALL in surprisingly good shape.Same time period? THANKS for any info. --------------------

From Earl Hutcheson

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: liberty bottling company ST.LOUIS MO.

Date: 15-04-2004

I was digging on a track hoe and found a12 inch tall clear bottle with the statue of liberty and liberty bells on it. It was with old meadow gold milk and cottage cheese bottles.half pints and quarts.All are in surprisingly good condition.The LIBERTY BELL,STATUE OF LIBERTY bottle has min. filled contents 23 oz, on outside bottom. All from same time period I assume ??? Any info and value is appreciated. THANKS, EARL 4-15-04 --------------------

From Robsfordale3

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: old coke

Date: 25-04-2004

I recently have found a one gallon coke jug and cleaned it up and was wondering if you would know anything about it?

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From Bankhead drccb

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Unknown Perfume Bottle

Date: 25-04-2004

Dear Sir: I am sending you a picture of a perfume bottle that I got from my aunt. I have no details about this perfume bottle or where it came from. Can you identify this old perfume bottle? Please see attached file. Thanks, CC ------------------ attachments: antique1 perfume bottle front3.jpg --------------------

From victor grohman

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: old jar I found

Date: 25-04-2004

Dear Digger Can you help me with the value of this jar/bottle ? Sorry I have no picture but the jar is 2.50 in wide and 4.50 in tall It is rectangular but with a round top. the top has two raised ramp types on opposite sides that when twisted lock tight to the base by a wire. under the lid is patented Columbia dec 29th 1896 on side of the jar is Johnson & Johnson new brunswick.n.j.U.S.A. on the bottom is a raised cross. the color is amber. no damage to it. but looks like it had a orange rubber seal that is missing. Could you please tell me what it was used for and its value if any ? Thanks so much for your help Victor Grohman --------------------

From John Anderson

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: found a curious bottle

Date: 25-04-2004

 I found your website when searching for information on a curious bottle I found on my property. It looks like a soda bottle. It is clear glass, only 4ounces, no markings other than the face of a clown on the bottom. I live near Albany NY (in case it's a regional bottle). I was just curious and thought maybe you could help. Thank you in advance J. Anderson --------------------

From JDUBYA61

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 25-04-2004

Hi, we have an unopened 1928 Mercier Champagne bottle, 13 fluid ounces, with "EPERNAY" printed on the label. Paid $40 for it. Worth Anything? --------------------

From Snjrepp5

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 25-04-2004

Hi Iím writing you because I have an old bottle Iíve been reluctant to find out anything about. the best I can give you is a description of the bottle. thereís no date on it anywhere but it does have a cork top. on the bottom where I figured the date would be it has a thumbprint. on the front it has some men standing on ships with one man that I believe may be napoleon Bonaparte. I say that because he has six stars on one shoulder and seven stars on the other side (13 stars).on the bottom and the sides of the bottle it has a lot of dead bodies. Iím sorry but thatís about all the information I can give you on it.  thank you --------------------

From Chris Ediger c

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: 2 Bottles

Date: 25-04-2004

I've searched all over your site and the internet and I can't find a reference to two bottles I came across at a yard sale. The first one has "Paloa Bottle Works" embossed on the front. Big P on the bottom of the bottle. I'm from a small town called Louisburg which just outside of KC Kansas. There is another town just down the road named P 1a. I picked up the bottle thinking I would have a neat little piece of P 1a history. However try and I might I can't find anyone who has heard of a P 1a Bottle Works. The local libraries don't have anything either. The second one I found has a scrip S and (I think) and a lower-case L or B over the word SERENADER'S embossed on the front. Kansas City MO is embossed on the bottom. I picked this one up because it just looked neat. I cannot find anything on the 'net regarding a bottle with this description. I've only found references to a couple of early 20th century jazz bands. Any pointers you might have about discovering the history of these 2 bottles would be greatly appreciated! Thank you. c. --------------------

From David Bostedor III

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Unknown bottle dug up

Date: 26-04-2004

Hello, My name is David Bostedor. I live in Jackson, MI. I am renovating my yard, and while moving some of the dirt, I uncovered an old brown bottle. On it, are some embossed words. I have conducted many searches on the internet, and haven't been able to find anything out about it. On the sides of the bottle, the following is in raised embossed letters: THE SINCLAIR MFG. CO. TOLEDO, O. REG. U.S. PAT. OFF DURAGLAS DURAGLAS On the heel of the bottle, the following is in raised embossed letters: CONTENTS MADE BY THE SINCLAIR MFG. CO. 6 5 S18 10 REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. SUNRAE TOLEDO There's a symbol or emblem between the "6" and the "5" on the heel. It's a vertical oval with an elongated horizontal diamond shape over the oval. In the center of both shapes is a small vertical line. Do you know anything about this bottle? Thank-you, David Bostedor III --------------------

From joel hettger j.

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Beadleston & woerz paperweight

Date: 26-04-2004

I have a glass paperweght from the Empire brewery. Would you know its value? sincerely, Joel hettger --------------------

From William Mccune

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: help me.....

Date: 26-04-2004

Digger, my son found this old bottle and I was wondering if you can tell me anything about it.... Thank you !

From Eric Thomson

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Happy to FIND you

Date: 26-04-2004

Hi Digger, I have a number of questions, but before I get into those, let me say that I've spent some time looking for this kind of website, and am very happy to have found yours. I have collected old bottles since excavating a site in Sacramento, CA a few years ago. It was termed a hazardous site by CALTRANS, but because several other large utilities owned the site prior to their ownership, and as excavation progressed, they all were in the process of suing each other, so access was limited to very few people. The site was under forensic observation, collection, etc. All filmed by each entity, and as you might suspect, challenged at every level of discovery. The site itself was located just south of "Old Town" Sacramento ,CA, and contained remarkable artifacts of every description and timeframe beginning (timewise) with early American cultures. The excavation was sheetpiled and performed at 6" depth levels, proceeding to the termination depth 45' below present street elevation. Located adjacent to the Sacramento River, and within a stones' shot of old town, you probably know by this point that the site was rich with materials. In any case, beginning right at the surface, we began to find all kinds of artifacts, including many, many bottles. With some research, I discovered this was an old, (and Quite large) dump site from the gold rush days. As the project manager, and director of operations, and was able to recover hindered of excellent old bottles. Because of the excavation equipment and its size, it was nothing short of remarkable that I was able to recover so many in pristine condition before they were crushed or trucked away before exposed for collection. I know this is a long message, but since that site, I have been on a number of other site, and continue to collect old bottles. Even yesterday, as my wife and I were walking along the waterfront in San Diego, we saw a stock pile of excavated materials along the side of the street. Fenced off, my wife was able to get her very feminine hand, with the aid of a stick, through the fence to recover a three bevel sided, one rounded side, type of chemical, maybe poison bottle from the excavated spoils. I had it cleaned with a stick before we even got home. Sorry this is so long, back to the Sacramento site.. The site itself was contaminated because it was a coal gasification facility ; that is; the utility company processed coal to create natural gas, and in the process, created a sort of liquid oil, coal based substance that combined with fills. makes an extremely tough substance to remove from the insides of bottled without the application of excessive force - not good - learned this through damage. I need to know what it takes to remove the most difficult of rust and oil based materials from the insides of the bottles. I've cleaned many of them and the collection is now exceptional. Really, the first one I found was a bottle from Whitmores of Boston, (where I come from, and the first one I found!) with the shoe polish applicator and corking intact. That one is clean, but I'm down to several boxes that are so tough to clean with a bent coat hanger, or dentists' tool, that I need to find a better way of cleaning them. I have hundreds of them and they are embossed with things like " TAHOE SPRINGS SODA WATER", (dozens of blue, green soda bottles by different makers), "ROSE AND LEITE,LONDON", (beautiful ivy embossed tall bottle), FATHER JOHNS MEDICINE, LOWELL, MA, with the glass cap, amber, "BUFFALO BREWING COMPANY", with the white porcelain(sp) top and metal piece, amber, a 12 sided bottle, ATTWOODS JAUNDICE BITTERS, FORMERLY MADE BY MOSES ATWOOD, GEORGETOWN, MASS. with the glass top, in perfect condition, light blue, cobalt blue bottles, a glass syringe with cork stopper,. There are too many to describe, I have hundreds of them in boxes just wrapped in paper. I just don't know how to get them into displayable condition. The black stuff (oil based, and rust) doesn't come out with any kind of solvent I've tried. But as you may have also guessed, this is very exciting to me. I've worked in construction all over the US and have found everything from native American, revolutionary and civil war, coins, crime scenes, ancient and forgotten burial sites, fossils, you name it, and collected them all. It wasn't until this very recent project that I began collecting glass with this incredible cache. I'll send photos when you have a chance to reply. Hopefully we can share information and can continue to correspond. I still live on the west coast, and the entire waterfront is under construction. I think you understand what that means to me. I'm nearing the age of retirement, and haven't been this excited since my first arrowhead digging in my own backyard when I was 6 years old! The cleaning effort results are too good to describe. When our friends come over to socialize, without exception, every one remarks on this collection. I bet we have 2 -300 bottles at this time. I've done all of them with steel wool, screwdrivers, awls, everything you can think of, but nothing quick or easy. Help! And thanks for your website and your help. Eric Thomson --------------------

From archer

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: prohibition era whiskey bottle

Date: 26-04-2004

Hi, I was browsing thru ur site, and saw in your Dating link, a prohibition era whiskey bottle, amber colored with a spider web design. I have one just like it but with a screw top not a sprinkler. It is amber as well. It is in good condition except for slight tiny chips on bottom. It has T.M. REC US PAT OFF , 2, PAT PENDING on the bottom and NON-REFILLABLE on the back of the bottle. Cld u tell me how old it is and what the present value is? Thanks so much. I also enjoy ur site, its pretty cool :) Paula Rose --------------------

From bucky

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 26-04-2004

Hi, my daughter just brought me a bunch of miniature bottles that seem old, but I know nothing about antique bottles. One that I am wondering about is about 3 inches tall with 8 sides to it , it is a Blanton Single Barrel Bourbon . In the top of it it has a steel horse with a man riding it and it still has the bourbon in it. It was bottled by the Blanton Distilling Company in Frankfurt ,Kentucky. I would like to know how old and the value of it ? Thanks Lynn Williams --------------------

From kathleen

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Found same bottle as Mutchlers

Date: 26-04-2004

I would like to tell the Mutchlers 18-11-2003 that I have just found the same bottle in NH. If you or they, have info, I'd love to know it. Kay --------------------

From Paul Edelen

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dug bottles

Date: 26-04-2004

Hi, These were dug up near Valley Forge, PA. They are about 2 1/2 inches high, with a hexagonal shape. The mouth is not perfectly round and the mouth thickness is not uniform. There are no apparent markings in the base. The attached photo is probably more helpful than my description. I am interested in their value. I was told they were medicine bottles used during the Revolutionary War. If so, they must have been individual vials--they wouldn't hold much. Who might I contact who would be interested in them? Best regards, Paul Edelen

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From Kellyphm

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: liquor bottle

Date: 26-04-2004

Hello' I have a bottle with seems over the lip which tells me it is after 1920,but on the bottom this is what it has on it. L10662 d-1 liquor bottle 55 j 69 this bottle is about 11inches has some design all the way around the bottle please tell me what you can --------------------

From Vince & Erin Kintzle

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Decanter - Still Full After 30yrs+

Date: 26-04-2004

 I came across 1971 Old Fitzgerald Collectors Gallery Decanter, entitled "Old Fitz" the old man sleeping holding a gun with a little man next to his knee, I have seen these before but never full with seal in tack. Does this do much for the value, or should I go ahead and open it and enjoy my new found friend over some ice with friends, or not. --------------------

From erik honeycutt

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Found Another One

Date: 26-04-2004

 I live in the North Bay of SF Cal. area. Seems like everytime I stick my nose out into the underbrush, I find another Coke bottle. They are not particularly old, but they are a cool find none the less. I am having a little trouble finding info on some of the newer stuff. I was wondering if you could help. The one I found today is- 1 pint. Clear glass w/label embossed on the glass. A screw cap w/silver metal band still attached (no cap though). Bottom says no re-fill. Anyhow-- nothing to break the bank with. But I thought it was pretty cool that this thing had been sitting next to the old road for the last 30 years or so, w/out getting broken or picked up. You got any clues? I'll bet it is from around 72-80. What you think? Hope to hear your thoughts.. --- erik d honeycutt--- _________________________________________________________________ --------------------

From Stacy VandenBush _

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Value

Date: 26-04-2004

Hi Digger, My father-in-law passed away in August and as we were cleaning out his house we found a bottle(I guess it is considered stoneware according to all I have read). We are trying to find out if there is any value in this piece, it seems to be pretty popular but I can't seem to locate any information on them. It is orangish in color and stands about a foot tall, on the side without the handle it has stamped on it AppolParis - Brunnen M.W. around an Anchor and Georg Kreuzberg Ahrweiler and the last 7 letters of the last word is reussen. There is also a stamp by the handle that has No 27 in fancy writing. There is a newspaper wrapped around a disintegrated cork that is from 1902, do you know if this would be older than this and if there is any worth into this piece or just more sentimental value? Any Information would help greatly. Thank you, Stacy VandenBush stacy_brian Why Wait? Move to . --------------------

From lizza rose _

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: was wondering how much my pepsi-cola duraglass bottle

Date: 26-04-2004

I was wondering my husband found an old pepsi-cola bottle that is in duraglass and it has these letters on the bottom in this order O.E.S.PAT 120 277 and then under those numbers and letters there are these numbers 14A45 Z5 I was just wondering if you could tell me what it is worth please e-mail me back either way and I hope you have good news LOL LOL thank you Lisa Marie Chichester --------------------

From Thelma Friend

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: 5 gallon water dispenser

Date: 27-04-2004

I have an antique 5 gallon water dispenser made in New York by G.W. Banker patented Feb 23,1897. I don't have th original bottle that goes with it but have been trying to find out what the dispenser itself is worth. Do you have any suggestions where I can find this information? --------------------

From Bethany Kolter

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 27-04-2004

Dear Mr. Odell, I found your email address on your website. I would like to burden you with a probably very basic question about snuff bottles. I recently acquired one. On its base, there are three raised bumps in a diagonal line in a depression. I was told this was used to signify the strength of the snuff. My question is what is the scale? Does three mean really strong? Is this bump story really true? Well, I guess that that is really three questions. I would appreciate any help you might offer. Thank you. Sincerely, Bethany Kolter ----------

From ANTIQUECH

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 27-04-2004

I have a bottle that is imprinted "Federal Law prohibits the reuse of this bottle". It also has a number 6554 on the bottom with a symbol the looks like a diamond pointing upward with a very small in circle in the middle of the diamond and an oblong circle that runs side to side. Can you tell me what this bottle may have been used for and what it is worth? Thanks Cheryl --------------------

From Dooner1787c

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hand Blown, NOT IN MOLD!

Date: 27-04-2004

 Hi digger, from sunny California, Found this bottle the other day while excavating a job site in old downtown stockton. Bottle has no seams, a very deep indention in the bottom but no rust or iron pontil scars, a very crude applied lip that is uneven, the bottom is uneven as well and does not sit flat! It is 11.5" tall and looks very much like a wine bottle but who knows?! The color is clear with a green tinge to it. There are stress marks in the glass as if it were stretched. Labels or markings are non- existent. will send a few pics to see if you can tell me what it is or age. The best I can determine using your info is that it is about 1860 or so. Would be greatly interested in knowing what it contained or was for. value if it is possible. thanks for your time and happy hunting!!! Russ Herring

From CPADDOCKBS

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: old bottles

Date: 27-04-2004

I am just making sure that you received the pictures I sent. Thank you in advance Charlie --------------------

From "Paul Edelen" pedelensnet

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004

6:35 PM

Subject: Dug bottles Hi, These were dug up near Valley Forge, PA. They are about 2 1/2 inches high, with a hexagonal shape. The mouth is not perfectly round and the mouth thickness is not uniform. There are no apparent markings in the base. The attached photo is probably more helpful than my description. I am interested in their value. I was told they were medicine bottles used during the Revolutionary War. If so, they must have been individual vials--they wouldn't hold much. Who might I contact who would be interested in them? Best regards, Paul Edelen --------------------

From Digger [mail

To:jaok20bottlebooks.com]

Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004

7:04 AM

To: Paul Edelen

Subject: Re: Dug bottles They are some type of food container. They are not Revolutionary in age. They look to date about 1850-1870. Value would be $25 for the pair. Digger ----- Original Message -----

From suzannetmiles

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bols Ballerina

Date: 28-04-2004

I have a Bols Ballerina Bottle in mint condition. The music plays and the ballerina dances. I believe it's from 1963. Could you please tell me the approximate value for mint condition? Thank you. Sincerely Susan Miles suzannetmilescomcast --------------------

From Ann Souto

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles--dateS?

Date: 28-04-2004

Dear Digger, We found 2 bottles when our front yard got dug up in coastal New Hampshire. One intrigues me, since itís from Bloomfiled,NJ ? right next to our childhood hometown. Itís a Hinds Honey and Almond Cream bottle, clear, screw top, about 5Ĺ? x 2-3/8? x1-3/8?. Am most curious about itís year (or range of years at least) rather than its value. The letters are raised on front and ?A.S. Hinds Co/IC2 IAH 23? on bottom. Also, second bottle, clear glass, circular raised logo with ?USOLINE? across center, with the word ?TRADE? above it, and ?MARK? below it. Bottom of the bottle has a large circle in the glass, about half the width of the bottle, and slightly off-center, no print or logo in it. Bottle is app. 7ĺ? x 3? x 2?. What was the product, and about when is it from? Thank you! Ann ps: Please do not put my name on any email or other lists. --------------------

From Stephanie.

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 28-04-2004

We have dug up a bottle which is the heavy light green bottle with letters "YB" on the front and on the bottle shows "keystone bottling works, Harrisburg, PA". Is this old, how do we find out. Thank you Stephanie Peterson --------------------

From Stephanie.

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date: 28-04-2004

Digger: We found a number of bottle in some fill dirt we had delivered to our new home. Listerine-Lambert Pharmacal Company, clear bottle, 3 1/8 high. Hires Household Extract, manufactured by CH Hires, Phila, PA 4 1/2 high, clear, writing on four sides of the bottle. CHR Hensen's Laboratory, Little Falls, NY Initials CH- with writing "Junket Colors" 3 1/2 high, Clear. Light green heavy glass bottle with the initials "YB" on the front and on the back "Keystone Bottling Works, Harrisburg, PA 7oz Thank you for your help Stephanie --------------------

From Steve

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coke Soda Water

Date: 28-04-2004

Hi, I have a green soda water bottle that says property of coca-cola on the side. The bottle was manufactured in North Wilkesboro N.C. and has a pat # 49729 and was wondering when it was from......Steve --------------------

From Steve

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sweetie 4U

Date: 28-04-2004

Hi, I have enclosed a picture of a bottle that says 4U 4 Pep and Vigor and was made by Sweetie Beverages Inc. Philadelphia Pa and was wondering if you knew anything about it.....Steve

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From ElliottNpdx 1.

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: the Cleveland foundry company

Date: 28-04-2004

maybe you can help me identify a bottle I have come across, I've looked all over the web and found a reference to it on a site that was for asking questions at bottlebooks . the link was bad so I couldn't go there. it is a 7x7 bottle with a metal rim and handle that says "the Cleveland foundry company" the trademark on it is a triangle in a triangle. It has a metal screw cap with what seems to be some type of spring loaded release valve. it is aqua blue and has a blown pontil. I would greatly appreciate any info on where it came from and what it was used for. thank you....Elliott --------------------

From NLORECE

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fwd: OLD GREEN GLASS JUG

Date: 28-04-2004

I wrote you a while back concerning this jug I have. Question, will you be ans. by email or do I need to look on a web site to find your answer? If so where should I look? Thanks again, Nelda --------------------

From Ed4renee

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: coca cola bottle

Date: 28-04-2004

Recently I found a coco cola bottle that looks like the "hobbleskirt" tinted kind a clear on the top and tinted aqua towards the bottom and patented D-105529. minimum contents 6 oz. on the bottom, Boston Mass. The year is 1938-1958. How do you determine the original year for that particular bottle and how much is it worth if any. Thank you

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From Helen..

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 28-04-2004

Hi - I have found a small bottle in my garden. Clear glass, approx 10cm tall, with Escoffier imprinted into front of the glass and London imprinted in the base. Are you able to help with any background - I would really love to hear a little of its history. Many thanks Helen ----------------- --------------------

From Dana J...

To: 'jaok20bottlebooks.com'

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 29-04-2004

Hello. We have excavated several bottles and glassware from a site in St. Paul and would like some assistance in dating them. I could send digital pictures. Do you have any ideas of who might be able to help us? Very best regards. _Dana Dana J. Wagner,. --------------------

From Peaches29

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Very old Liquor bottle

Date: 29-04-2004

Dear Digger: I have a very old amber liquor bottle. I found it out back of my house. It was my papa's last drink of liquor...& he buried the bottle. The labels are gown. the bottle is approx 8 in tall. Amber color, has 1788 stamped all over it. one side has a circle for a label, above that it reads Federal Law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle and the other side has a square for a label. above the square is the stamp of a mans head in a circle. It has a metal cap. on the bottom is printed this: Made in USA 4 B 56 14 0-126 there is a circle around the B. this is all I know. Please tell me if you can what drink this was and anything else you know about this bottle...It means a lot to my mother. Thanks for your time and answers in advance. Stacey in SC --------------------

From DANYELL FISHER

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 29-04-2004

i have 5bottles from the 1930's.they're about 6 .5 inches tall and cork sealed. the front of the bottle is embossed valvoline the Pennsylvania oil co. the seams of the bottle run up the sides with a flat smooth bottom. I have not been able to find any info on these bottles. the near bye antique says they are definitely 1930's and worth a small amount but not much more info known by him. can you please help me find where to start a search? Iím pretty sure all the bottles are clear but being that they all still contain their original product, they are not all able to be seen through. any info would be much appreciated .thank you. ------------------ --------------------

From Raymond Kwasna

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: I.W.Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey bottle

Date: 30-04-2004

I was cleaning out a old closet and found this bottle on a shelf . All labels are intact and 90% of the cork. The label states "bottled in bond" on a small gold label. The original seal has just a small rip and on it in red writing "Fall 1955 18-7520950". This clear glass bottle has no chips, although the squared lip has four cuts like a ashtray. It very well could be worthless, but you can't blame a girl for asking. Thank you for your time and should you need more information, Iíll be glad to send a photo. Thanks ,Connie --------------------

From Raymond Kwasna

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 30-04-2004

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From Michael Stribrny  

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: French champaign bottles?

Date: 30-04-2004

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I was wondering if you could help identifying three bottles I recently found buried among discarded plates with 1941, Bavaria porcelain, and eagle and swastika emblems here in Germany. Sorry all the dishes were broken but the bottles are in very good shape. The labels are gone but the bottles are a heavy green glass deeply dished in the bottom with a F in the middle and 2 dot 3 dot patterns on the base. The third has a sun, a P, and a 5 on the inside of the base. The neck is really squared off as you can see below. Any idea as to their source of their manufacture? Thanks

From Sallyjay2000

To: jaok20bottlebooks.com

Subject: Advertisement old ceramic Jug

Date: 30-04-2004

 Can you tell me what year they made the Jug in the picture? Sally

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From MartinsEmbroidcs.

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Subject: silver top bottling 7 fl. oz

Date: 30-04-2004

 I have a fluted bottle that has 9 flutes around the body and 12 flutes around the shoulder of the bottle with leaf or arrow type decoration, vertical in the 12 flutes from the neck to the shoulder. There is no label or lettering around the bottle. On the bottom of the bottle it says SILVER TOP BOTTLING WKS HANOVER PA---CON 7 FL OZ---930. It also has a square with a G in the middle of it. Have you ever seen or heard of a bottle like this?? I have been looking on the internet for two days now and the bottle in your Auction was the closest thing I have found. Thanks Steve --------------------

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