August 2005 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2005

From: Debbiematis1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: IS IT RARE

Date: 08/01/2005 4:33:43 AM

 hello I was wondering if you knew of anything about a liquor bottle that has on the back vermeer on front a picture of a a servant pouring milk its about 12 inches long and a dark color with gold threw it. thank-you debbie matis

Vermeer was a painter born in 1632.  His painting, "The Milkmaid" is one of his most famous works.  Your liquor bottle circa 1970s has a value empty between $5-10.

Digger

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From: heidi brandon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1920-40 toilet water bottle

Date: 08/01/2005 9:34:05 AM

 I have a med. lav-blue it is 5 3/4 I believe the bottle number is a GI7 type 4 it is blown glass. very beautiful. could you tell me the value of this wonderful find?

The bottle pictured is similar to yours, except McKearin does not show it with a stopper.  They seem to be more common in blue.  I'd have to guess, $450-500.  digger

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From: Lauren Wolk-Hall

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Thwaites London Bottle

Date: 08/01/2005 9:44:06 AM

 Hi. I bought an old bottle many years ago from an antiques dealer. It is a mottled brown ceramic with Thwaites London written in black script, angled across the front. On the back at the bottom is an impress which reads "Lovatt" and 1915. Is this a beer bottle? Thanks. Lauren

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From: Frank Licata

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dad's Root Beer Bottle

Date: 08/01/2005 2:41:09 PM

 Hi Digger: I am in work right now so I do not have a picture. But here is my question. I have a 10 ounce painted bottle of Dad's junior size root beer. Two things that a very odd. The first, in all my research I find this bottle to have the word Junior abbreviated and on this bottle around the neck. On this bottle the word is spelled out "BIG JUNIOR". Second, this bottle reads "Bottled by Dad's Root Beer Bottling Company Newark, NJ. (Under license by dad's root beer co. Chicago USA) I can not find any info of a Dad's Newark NJ bottling facility nothing at all. Can you lend some insight or advice? Thank You, Frank Regards, Frank Licata

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From: Doug and Patty

Date: 07/25/05 14:14:37

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Coca-Cola bottle? A 75 year old lady gave me this bottle recently. She said her father retired from the Canton, Ohio Coca-Cola company on Cherry Road, and he had this bottle. She also informed me that it is rare, because it is a 'white' bottle. Can you tell me if this is a true Coca-Cola bottle, and what is the value of it, please? It measures 9 and 3/4 inches in height, and 7 and 1/2 inches in diameter. Sure hope you can be of some help to me. If you are unfamiliar with it, can you direct me to someone? Sincerely, Patricia Garren

   

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From: Joseph Granat

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 08/01/2005 3:28:45 PM

Hi, I just checked out your website and I want to know if you can help me out with identifying the value of this wine bottle. It is 31" in height. On the base of the bottle is a symbol that looks like a V with three strokes coming off the right part of the V like you would see in a E. I hope that's not to complicated. Next to that symbol is an A. Under those two "letters" is a weird squiggly symbol with the number 300 next to it. I don't know if these things are relevant or not, but I will try to get a picture of them anyway. It is glass and is in pretty good condition, other than a few tiny stains from its age that look like they can be cleaned. Hopefully the pictures will help. I hope you will be able to help me found out about this bottle, Thank You, Joe

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From: Angels Vintage

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle book question for Digger

Date: 08/01/2005 4:56:37 PM

 HI! I hope I'm using the correct email to ask you this question. I see you write books on bottles and such and am wondering if you have a book that covers just apothecary jars. The type of book I'm needing would of course have pictures but information on the maker's of the apothecary jars and of course prices. I see you have one book called Poisons & Drugstore, would this one cover apothecary jars and the maker's of the jars? Please let me know and if it's what I need I'll order it or if you recommend a different book for what I need, I'll order that one. thanks! :-) Donna Angel's Vintage Attic

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From: SkIMission

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Mr. Boston

Date: 08/01/2005 2:11:21 PM

 Digger: I have a bottle of Old Mr. Boston Wild Cherry Flavored Brandy True Fruit and Genuine Brandy Prepared and bottled by Ben Burk., Inc. Boston, Mass Code No. is R-174 M-19 1937 b.b. inc The stamp says it is 1938. The seal on the top is missing but it really doesn't look like much of it was drunk. I would like to know roughly what it is worth. We found it in an old windmill about 30years ago and now I have someone who wants to buy it but keeps asking me what I want. Also want to know if the brandy is still drinkable (which is what I think he wants to do). The front label is all there but wants to come off. The back label is torn somewhat but attached. Thanks for any help Terry Finn PS Bunch of other bottles (one is called Rockin Rye) but I know nothing about this stuff. I could put them altogether and take a digital photo if that would help.

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From: Itsntmnr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: antique bottles

Date: 08/01/2005 2:14:38 PM

 I have a 91/2 inch, light green, rounded bottom, with rounded lip the # on the bottom of the bottle is:61...backwards 40. can you tell me the value of this bottle? it's been in the family for years. thank you, jill

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From: Mary May

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Can you please tell me about bottle

Date: 08/01/2005 7:46:16 PM

 Dear Sir, Attached are 3 pictures of bottle that I recently purchased. The gentlemen said that it was an antique gin bottle from the late 1700's. Now I am not so sure. Can you please date and tell me something about the bottle. There is an H on the bottom. Thank you, Mary Mayo

 

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From: Stephen M. Lukinovich

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Antique Medicine Bottle Found July, 2005

Date: 08/01/2005 10:11:59 PM

 Digger: Thank you in advance for your help. I found an old medicine bottle on our property, in southern Indiana, buried near the surface, next to a tree trunk. This find has intrigued me for the past two weeks. The bottle appears to be a BIM – Blown in Mold, as the seam on each side stops right before the top. The top is crooked. The glass has bubbles and other imperfections in it. The bottle is clear smooth glass. “Very, very good” condition – no chips, etc. and the glass is very clear – not fogged. It stands 6 ½ inches tall and is 2 ½ inches wide. One side of the bottle is concaved outward and the other side is concaved inward. It has a “rectangular shape.” The narrow neck is about 1 ½ inches high. The top lip of the bottle is shaped flat, and noticeably crudely placed. Now, interestingly on one side of the bottle, top to bottom, is the measurement 20 to 150 cc, printed in the glass bottle – “raised lettering.” On the other side of the bottle, top to bottom, is the measurement printed in the glass 1 to 5 with the Latin looking 3 to the left of the 5. Between the two measurements on the neck of the bottle is the Latin looking 3 and vi (3 vi) – which I understand means “fluid ounces.” No other markings, labels, etc. For what its worth, my “belief” is the bottle was manufactured in the 1800’s for “private labels;” meaning it appears to be generic. Anyway, this is my assessment based on my internet research. P.S. – my wife thinks I’m nuts and my four year old son is looking forward to your response. Our one year old little girl will one day be grateful for you answer. Please let me know what you think: Your assessment, age and value. Again, thank you very much, Stephen M. Lukinovich

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From: Maria Honeywood au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Johnny Walker Bottle

Date: 08/02/2005 1:21:24 AM

 Hi, I'm trying to date a Johnny Walker bottle. It's clear glass and the bottom is marked as follows: WALKERS X KILMARNOOK WHISKY C81 maybe G81 Thanks Chris

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From: Matt Watkins uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question

Date: 08/02/2005 5:01:51 AM

 Hello I am in the process of obtaining props for a professional production of 'Oliver' set in the late 19th century I need to source a Gin bottle, however it must be made of plastic or similar as glass is not permitted onstage. Many thanks Matt Watkins

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From: reijo nykanen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1910 amethyst ketchup bottle

Date: 08/02/2005 6:51:08 AM

 I was wondering if you could tell me anything about it and the cost I would ask for it. Ray I was wondering if you could tell me anything about it and the cost I would ask for it. ; Ray

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From: Johnson, Peter H

To: 'Digger' jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Shipwreck Bottle Dating Help Requested

Date: 08/02/2005 7:36:08 AM

 Digger, you helped us once before and I hope you can again on dating a shipwreck. This one is in Long Island Sound about 9 miles south of New Haven in 110 feet of water. The wreck appears to be a large wooden hulled steam boat or tug of some type. We have a lot to do still to ID the type of boat it is. On a port hole recovered we found a manufacturers date of 1910, so at least we know that is the oldest it can be. But what is really interesting is that in the stern section are a lot, I mean a lot, of bottles. Attached are three photos of one of them, I apologize for the quality. I hope that you can help put the bottle into a date range. My operating theory is that this is a Prohibition Rum Runner lost sometime in the later 1920's. The bottle is green glass with a crown lip, fully seamed. On the bottom is a Diamond shaped emblem with DP inside of it. To me it looks like a Beer bottle. Any help you can give would be much appreciated. Pete Johnson Attachment N1: Bottle 1.JPG Attachment N2: Bottle 2.JPG Attachment N3: Bottle.JPG

Subject: RE: Shipwreck Bottle Dating Help Requested

Date: 08/08/2005 8:09:08 AM

 Thank you. We found another version with only a "D" in the diamond. I'll send you some better photos in a day or so. What I think we have is a ship carrying a large amount of beer from Canada to be landed in the New York area around 1922-23 at the start of Prohibition. There are thousands of bottles. The pile in the stern is almost a wall coming up from the bottom at least 4.5 to 5 feet.. Pete Johnson -----Original Message-----

From: Digger [mail

To: Johnson, Peter H SIK

Subject: Re: Shipwreck Bottle Dating Help Requested I'd put them between 1910-1922 might be foreign made my guess is Canadian or English They do not look American to me. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: LynnRieMomof2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Awesome Bottle

Date: 08/02/2005 4:15:50 AM

 Hi Digger, my husband was recently diving in a river here in Maine and brought home a large brown bottle. It is half gallon size, excellent shape, small mouth where a cap must have screwed on, a small round handle protrudes from the neck and it says Dazzle across the front and on the bottom. The bottom also reads, "2382" and "B". I understand it may be a bleach bottle but any idea how old? I'd appreciate a response. Thanks.

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From: Jotv319

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 08/02/2005 6:44:59 AM

 Hi, I have a clear glass decanter 11 1/2" tall with stopper (bottom is cork). Embossed on bottom is I W Harper and there is a etched horse with rider and man with top hat and tails hold a cane and a fence in background. Do you know the worth of this bottle? or year made? thanks, josie

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From: heidi ladson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jim Beam Horse

Date: 08/02/2005 12:47:15 PM

 I have a Jim Beam Horse statue by c. miller....genuine regal china....it has a # on the bottom.....d-3334-145-62....with the year 1962....trying to find out how much it is worth....or if it is worth anything? Could you please help me. Thank You, Heidi Linn I have a Jim Beam Horse statue by c. miller....genuine regal china....it has a # on the bottom.....d-3334-145-62....with the year 1962....trying to find out how much it is worth....or if it is worth anything? Could you please help me. ; ; Thank You, ; ; Heidi Linn

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From: Shane & Karin Whitley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: with your permission

Date: 08/02/2005 5:01:38 PM

 Can I "ad lib" some of your historical notes on your page about bitter bottles and two other bottles I have that I want to sell on eBay? I would NEVER steal your obvious hard work about your passion for bottles. I've attached .jpg of what I'm going to sell...if you prefer I not borrow your verbiage for descriptions of my bottles, no problem and I'll abide by your wishes. Thanks! Karin Whitley Black Mountain, NC

 

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From: Karl Dorwart

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ballantine's bottle

Date: 08/02/2005 8:40:12 PM

 digger, just got a ballantine's collector originals bottle shapes as a golf bag(still in the box). it is 14 year old scotch 4/5 quart size. when was it produced and how much is it worth? thanks, karl

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From: Dorian Myhre

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I am looking for a bottle

Date: 08/02/2005 9:10:16 PM

 I am a member of a local Historical Society and I would like to obtain an authentic "tonic" bottle from pre-1854. I am told pioneers often carried whiskey for medicinal purposes. Also, I scanned an 1890 bottle complete w/ brilliantly colored label. I know the date because it was tucked in the rafters of my 1890 home for 103 years until we remodeled! The bottle is embossed: "JNO.T.BARBEE&CO." "DISTILLERS" "LOUISVILLE,KY." on the back. Could you give me an approximate value? Thank you, Dorian Attachment N1: bottle.jpg

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From: Dianne McFaddin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: American Legion 50th Anniversary Liquer Bottle

Date: 08/03/2005 3:01:40 PM

 Hello sir, I just happened to come across you web site and I thought I would send you some pictures of some old blue glass bottles I have had for over 30 years. I collected them with a vengeance when I was younger, but I find that I don't have the time to pursue this hobby anymore. If perhaps you could give me an idea if they are worth anything, I may consider selling them. It would be nice to know any information on them as well. Thanks for your time, I am sincerely, Dianne McFaddin PS I will only send pictures of one right now, I want to make sure you get these first.

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From: MREIK

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Crigler & Crigler?

Date: 08/03/2005 11:10:25 AM

 Any information for a distillery company Crigler and Crigler , Covington Ky. Jacksonville, Fla.? Thank you, Mike

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From: jbrose2004

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: marlboro bottle

Date: 08/03/2005 4:43:23 PM

 I live in Mapleton Oregon and recently dug up an unusual bottle that is clear colored glass with a orange peel texture to it. It is a quart size bottle that has Marlboro embossed into the glass. The bottom of the bottle has a circle with a M located in it. Any help you might be able to give me would be appreciated.

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From: Peter Garrett

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 08/03/2005 6:30:33 PM

 Saw this same question on your site but didn't see the answer. I have a one-gallon clear embossed water bottle that says Drink Purock water. The Charles E. Hires Co. Philadelphia. On the back tot it says Purock and at the bottom it says contents one gallon. On the bottom of the bottle it has 227 on one side and a 1 on the other side. I read that the root beer Hires owed this company. Any idea how old the bottle might be and if it has any worth. Excellent shape with no chips or other defects.

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From: Brian Begley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 08/03/2005 8:47:55 PM

 I have found a bottle the is 7 ½" tall and 2 ½" square it is either a two or three piece bottle that has Hessic-Ellis Drug company, Memphis Tennessee, it does not have a screw top it was made for a cork. It is a clear glass with raised letters it does not have any other markings on the bottle. I have a bottle book but it doesn't have anything about this bottle in it. The title of the book is The official price guide for bottles old and new by Dot and Carlo Sellari. If you have any information or can point me to another source I would be much appreciated. Thanks Brian

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From: DragonArchaic

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Chero Cola bottle

Date: 08/03/2005 5:31:57 PM

 Yes my aunt came across a Chero-Cola bottle 7 oz and has Carrollton, Georgia on the bottle but yet to have found any online from that part of the state. The Chero-cola is embossed but has no design patent number on it and has a blue tint to it but looks the same as the other Chero-cola bottles. just no design patent on it. any information you have will be greatly appreciated Thank You

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From: john hafferty

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: WP SQUIBB BOTTLE

Date: 08/03/2005 10:48:09 PM

 Hello digger My question is - is it possible to locate a person who asked a question on your web site a couple of years ago about a bottle named chimney corner bourbon WP squibb Lawrenceburg IN ? I would like to purchase that from him or any one else who knows where I might find one. THANKS ALOT

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From: Tanya Osadec

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 08/04/2005 2:03:33 PM

 Hello, I was wondering if you could help me. My son found an old bottle while at the beach. I have searched to find out a history on the product with no luck. The bottle is clear glass & shaped sort of like a flask. It is small (maybe 6-8oz) It has a silver topped cork lid. The bottle says "Ruby's Tooth Foam". The site where we found it was once an old mining town dating back to the late 1800's/early 1900's. Have you ever heard of this type of bottle? Thanks, Tanya

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From: james crowe jr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 08/04/2005 2:56:28 PM

 I found a 10oz soda bottle the name on the bottle is Rox-A-Kola and was bottled in Beautville Ky. It has no date but the mouth is like a normal 10oz coke bottle but the lettering on stands out to give it a textured feeling. If you can tell me anything about it let me know at and thank you

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From: Rhonda Robinson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Thermos

Date: 08/04/2005 2:51:07 PM

 I came across an old thermos that I was wondering if you would have any information on a time line and value. It is a light brown/tan thermos w/red and silver stripe going around, metal lid with wire as handle that is in threaded grooves. It is about 10' in height 3' in diameter. The information on the bottom is: Product of The American Thermos Bottle Co. Norwich Conn, No. 2234 Thermos Reg US Pat Off Vacuum Bottle Filler No. 22-F. I would appreciate anything you might now or someone I could ask! Thanks RHONDA ROBINSON

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From: Pat

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: black bottle

Date: 08/04/2005 3:42:42 PM

 Would you have any idea about the value of a black pinch bottle with silver overlay. I believe it is a decanter but I'm sure very old. Please reply. Pat

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From: Jeremy Padrick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: can you help to identify a bottle ?

Date: 08/04/2005 5:14:19 PM

 digger, I found a beautiful embossed bottle --- zema -cura --has a embossed picture of a lady coming out of a flower (looks like a lily of some kind)-- It is turning purple, it is a bit taller than a Davis pain bottle , shaped just a pinch different --sorry I'm unable to send a photo at this time .please any information would be great. Also found a dark green sarsaparilla bottle in the same area. thanks so much Patti -

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From: rambler4

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles

Date: 08/04/2005 6:32:15 PM

 A long time back I collected some bottles from a job site and I know that they are old. The one on the left has 12 sides and seems to be seamed in the middle so I know it is not too old. It is turquoise in color and uses a cork. The second bottle is very fragile and light.It too is seamed in the middle and turquoise in color using a cork. It is approximately 14 inches tall. The third is hand blown I think. It is dark green and not shaped like it was made with a machine. Bottom is concave with a large concave coming back toward the bottom. The sides of the bottle are rough and not smooth. I found a larger version of this bottle in the same place but the top is much taller and it was broken. I have both pieces of it and plan on gluing it back together. I would appreciate any help in identifying these along with what they may be worth. I also found what I think to be a rum bottle but a hole is broken in the side of that one. Thanks Keith Allen

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From: Beatrice Kemmer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottlequestion

Date: 08/05/2005 6:18:50 AM

 Good Morning, I have a clear green bottle, with COBLE (which is a milk co.) embossed on the neck. Also on the bottom edge is embossed PROPERTY OF PEPSICOLA BOTT. CO. On the very bottom is COLUMBIA SC 12 OZS. Also initials LGW, and a symbol like a half circle with an arrow on one end, probably indicating return for other use. I have been told , that this was once used for milk and pepsi during some part of the era where there was a shortage of glass bottles in the Columbia SC area. Any information on this? Greatly appreciate any help. Thanks Beatrice Kemmerlin bpkemmerlin

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From: Karen Ross

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Green aqua Chas Wilson Limited, Toronto hand-finished split, crisp logo of squirrel eating nut on branch, with twig

Date: 08/05/2005 8:55:05 AM

 The bottle is aqua green in color, the bottle has a seam on both sides including the neck, the seam does not follow trough the bottom of the bottle. The bottom of the bottle appears to have been attached after. The bottom of the bottle has a crisp logo of a squirrel eating a nut on a branch with a twig. Chas Wilson Limited Toronto appears in raised letters on the front of the bottle. I found the bottle in Bass Lake, Ontario, Canada. Could you please provide me with a short story of the bottle as well as its potential value. Thanks for your help. Karen Ross New Liskeard, Ontario

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From: OJIII

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Taka Chocolate Drink Bottle

Date: 08/05/2005 5:10:46 AM

 Found the above bottle buried. It is white, about 6" tall with the name embossed and the City of Orlando on the bottom similar to the old coke bottles. My recollection is that it is from the early 40's maybe even before that in the 30's. Any information about the manufacturer, location, did it go under, get bought out or what. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanx Orville Johnson III _

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From: Denise Nichols

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rebel Yell

Date: 08/05/2005 12:12:36 PM

 Hello, I was wondering if you could give me any information on a bottle of bourbon. I have a friend whose mother gave her a bottle of ....Rebel Yell...half pint bottle still sealed made by stitzel weller distillary..fine kentucky bourbon. My friend's mother says it is older than my friend...she is 40. My friend was wondering just how old this bottle was. I told her I would search the internet to see what I could find on it.....and I was led to you. Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated...thanks, Denise Nichols

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From: eric and sue

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Can't Find Info On This One Anywhere!

Date: 08/05/2005 12:35:36 PM

 Content-Id: Content-Disposition: inline Hello! I was wondering if you could possibly help with some information on a glass decanter/bottle that was my Grandmothers. I have been trying to find some info on it for a couple of years now. It is approx. 10 inches in height without the stopper and 13 inches with the stopper. It is a beautiful aquamarine color. The mouth & lip both look like they have a seam on both sides. It has a sticker on the side of it stating "Made In Italy", I am unsure if it actually goes with this bottle or if it kind of found it's way there after so may years in storage with other bottles & glass items. It is in perfect condition meaning no chips, cracks or scratches. It does have some bubbles on the inside of the glass here and there. I would like to know if you could tell me the age, rarity, value & if possible the history. I have included several pictures for you to examine. Thank you for your time and efforts! Respectfully, S.A. Middleton

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From: swo656

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1940's frech liquors

Date: 08/05/2005 3:18:44 PM

 Hello: I found your web site while searching at working and was curious if you had a mailing address that I could send some pictures of bottles of 1940's era French liquors I have?? I have contacted my home states (Ohio) liquor agencies however no one seems to know anything about the bottles. My neighbor who has since passed away had given me numerous bottle of French liquors that he had purchased while in France during WWII. I have tried to search the web for some information, however the bottles are in french, therefore I can not locate anything of value. If you could please let me know if I can mail you some digital photos of what I have, or if you could refer me to someone. Thank you, Steve-O SWO656

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From: Govie5050

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 5 gallon bottle & wooden

Date: 08/05/2005 2:20:00 PM

 I have a 5 gallon bottle with Purock Charles Hires Company, Philadelphia. The wooden holder is also marked with property of Charles Hires Company, Philadelphia, Pa. I am currently using it as a side table with a glass top. Please help me with value. Thank you.

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From: TINA DAVIS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Davis Vegetable Painkiller aqua antique medicine bottles

Date: 08/05/2005 6:29:19 PM

 Hello, Digger! I have just started to collect certain antique medicine bottles-mainly the aqua colored one and especially the ones labeled "Davis Vegetable Painkiller." My last name being Davis is also one of the reasons I have enjoyed collected those bottles. My question is, do you know anything about the actual company that produced this line of medicine. I would really like to know more about the company-was their founder actually named Davis and where was it located. Thank you so much for any information you may provide. Tina Davis TDDBSD mail

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From: Shae Santamaria

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: shampoo bottle

Date: 08/05/2005 6:47:13 PM

 Hello! My son found a Packers's shampoo bottle while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, and I'd like to determine the age of this bottle. It is rectangular in shape (about 6 inches in height by 2 and 1/2 inches wide and 1 and 1/4 inches in depth). It has a square design on each narrow side. The squares are indented and there are four of these squares on each side. There is a ring on the lip of the bottle, and a second ring at the very top that appears to have had a screw top. On the bottom, is embossed PACKER'S 4 4 5 SHAM

POO The 4 on the left is turned sideways, not facing up as shown. I know Packer's is a pine tar shampoo, but I was curious as to when this bottle may have been manufactured. Thank-you.

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From: alindsey20

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle I found Interesting, Hope you can help

Date: 08/05/2005 7:43:54 PM

 Hey Digger? Just found your site and hope you can help me shed light on if I have found anything of value. Bottle is 6" light aqua/green octagon with w/1 3/4" rounded to looks like cork went into at top. Marking on bottom says large looking T with two crossbars with letters C and O on each side of bottom T looking symbol. Also says Japan H 3? Any wisdom on this. Each octagon is 7/8" and glass looks aged with several air bubbles. God bless you! Alana

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From: Cyrsu1944

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Shell Rock Spring Water

Date: 08/05/2005 5:25:52 PM

 Hi Digger, Have a bottle 10 1/2" high, with glass stopper. Color, aqua, 101 underlined on the bottom or the bottle. Embossed on this round bottle is Shell Rock Spring Water, Bottled At The Spring and, This Bottle Is Loaned and Is Never Sold. It is 5" across the bottom. Side seam goes up to the neck of the bottle and stops...What is the history and worth of this bottle should it go into a good auction...Thank You, Suzanne Cyr

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From: Memoo07

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wooden pharmacy bottle

Date: 08/05/2005 7:04:57 PM

 Hello, I was just wondering about a bottle that I found that seems to be made out of wood. It is a Pape's Cold Compound bottle dated 1922. I also found a little glass pharmacy bottle with a twist on lid dated 1928. Do you know where I could find out anything about the value of these bottles? Thanks

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From: Billie Smith

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: answer on January 1999

Date: 08/06/2005 12:26:08 AM

 I am trying to find your answer RE: White House Vinegar bottle from January 1999. The bottle that I have is very similar to the one on your site except mine is red. My reads Patent Pending 650 5. Thank you for your assistance. Billie

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From: Marshall

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: general lafayette

Date: 08/06/2005 12:17:38 AM

 Hello, the Lafayette Natural History Museum is hosting an exhibit in 2007 to celebrate Ger/Marquis de Lafayette. I read the article about diggin up a bottle. Do you know who has/owns that bottle now We are trying to borrow items for this exciting exhibit to remember our history. thanks katie

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From: graed

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 08/06/2005 2:18:17 PM

 Is ther any value to a Lancers bottle. Label states Vin Rose' vintage 1971 ---Azeitao Portugal J.M.DA FONSECA. INTER printed near the bottom of the bottle. BA 3 694 printed on the bottom. 9" tall and in good condition. If so, what could it be sold for? Also, a certo bottle 7 1/2" tall. Good condition. For 1/2 bottle pour to here ( with arrows) and CERTO ,Reg U.S. Pat. Off. printed on side. What is it's value? Thank you.

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From: Katie and Dave

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glass jug

Date: 08/06/2005 2:37:15 PM

 My mom gave me a big jug. This one is 19 inches high and 34 inches around. the bottom looks like you would have set it in wet cement or pudding and pulled up on it. also there are numbers on the bottom. at the top in the center you see 5250 and from left to right you see 7 4 54 and in the very center you find a mark which consists of an O with a diamond in the center of that and in the very middle of those marks is an I or a J. It is in mint condition with no chips on the bottle lip. it looks like it might have been used with a cork. any information you can give me would be helpful. if you can, reply to. Thanks.

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From: Heidi Redington

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Carter's Bottle

Date: 08/06/2005 3:31:45 PM

 Hello, I found a small clear bottle (I am guessing and ink bottle) that says "Carter's" on the bottom and "7 1/2" under that. Do you know anything about this kind of bottle? Thank you Heidi

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From: Moira Brett

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 08/06/2005 9:22:13 PM

 Hi Bottle Expert, I found a green glass bottle in Amagansett, NY at a construction site. It's about 10-12" tall, with the width of a beer bottle, with a narrow neck starting about 2/3 of the way up from the bottom. It looks to hold about 1 pint. It's embossed on the front with "Hendricks Bottling Works, College Point, Long Island...This bottle not to be sold". The seam goes up the side to the bottom of the lip. The logo consists of a Big H with a 'W' crossing the right portion of the 'H' and 'B' crossing the left side of the 'H'. The neck of the bottle is bent slightly. It is not a screw-top bottle. The bottom of the bottle is smooth and there are little air bubbles throughout the glass. Would you be able to tell me where this bottle originated, what date it's from, and how much it might be worth? If you don't know, do you know of any bottling websites to check out? I couldn't locate any bottle manufacturing company called Hendricks...Thanks! Moira Brett

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From: jennieaskew

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: soda bottle smile pat. july 11 1922 2 1/2 fl oz. clear glass.

Date: 08/07/2005 12:20:26 AM

 shaped like a soda bottle. What was smile. Thanks for your time jennie askew

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From: Carol Julian .au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: an old bottle base

Date: 08/07/2005 4:04:25 AM

 Hi Digger, my name is Alister Bowen, I have found half of a bottle base near an Australian coastal town. The markings on the base are in the style of the early Rickets type push up mould (the same sort of look, similar pattern sort of), but it doesn't say Rickets it says "Dufftown Glenl..." it is broken after the Glenl bit. I suspect it is from one of the distilleries in Dufftown Scotland, I think it may be a fairly early base, possibly dating to around 1850, 60, 70 or so, but I cannot find any information on such a base. I know I am not giving you much to go on, I would greatly appreciate any help you may be able to give me. Regards Alister

 

Subject: Re: an old bottle base Dufftown Glenlivet, Scotch bottle. We dig them around here...dating around the time you suggest 1860-1880 Digger

 

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From: DDReccoating

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bust of John wayne Bourbon bottle

Date: 08/07/2005 4:27:41 AM

 Digger, I have a bottle of Bourbon ( 750 ml ) It is a bust of John Wayne. It has Mike Wayne Distillery in Bardstown Kentucky on it. It has a black base and the figure is a bronze color. It is un opened and the seal is in tact. Could you give me some information on this item and maybe an idea of it's value. Thank you very much. Dave

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From: doreen d

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old bottle question

Date: 08/07/2005 11:24:31 AM

 I have an old bottle here, about 11.5 inches tall, with a ship sailing on water, and a small compass symbol below, and on the bottom of the bottle it says "Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this Bottle" It also says "D126", "(A)rmstrong" and it has the numbers; 8 12 58 We are wondering if this is of any value.

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From: ERIC MARCH e.t.march

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Derrs Coke bottle

Date: 08/07/2005 11:56:06 AM

 Hi! Several years ago, while repairing my house, I found several soda type bottles at the bottom of the wall behind the lath. Not being a glass or bottle collector I discarded most. Still have a couple, one has my interest. Clear glass, 7 3/4 in. tall, lipped for a cap. The seam goes all the way to the top. Glass has imperfections, bubbles and thickness changes. Not cracked or chipped, very bottom is worn some but legible. Says: Derrs Coke (large script) BOONVILLE BOTTLING WORKS DERR BROS. BOONVILLE,IND. 61/2 FLU OZS. Can't find anything on this bottle. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks Eric

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From: WebuyjunkNSBFL

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: JW Dante bottle

Date: 08/07/2005 8:41:22 AM

 Hi, Hopefully, this is not a stupid question. I cannot find any info on this bottle regarding this. I have a JW Dante Americana Collection bottle which has the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on the front, BUT on the bottom it says the Alamo, etc.. Is this thing worth any more than the typical Dante bottle because of this error? Thank you for whatever consideration you might give this. Kay

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From: Ron fylbrig

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: F & B bottle

Date: 08/07/2005 4:08:13 PM

Hi Digger, I have an old F & B bottle (Fairbanks & BEARD). It is a bluish green color much like the old style insulators which is also what this material looks like. It has a large F & B on one side of the bottle while the other side reads: FAIRBANKS &BEARD, underneath that: HOWARD ST., underneath that: BOSTON. Above the name is a five pointed star. It measures about 7" high with a base diameter just over 2.5". It is extremely thick and has a concave bottom and a slightly oversized mouthpiece about an inch long at the top of the neck. There several air bubbles throughout. What can you tell me about this bottle as far as history, manufacturing and value? Thanks for all your efforts.

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From: Scott Oien sraoien@gvtel.com

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 08/07/2005 6:34:16 PM

 Hello I found what I think is a unique bottle. On one side of the bottle it says Golden Wedding full1/2 pint on the other side is a wedding bell. The patent number is D-91843 othe numbers on the bottom areD-230 13 4 and in smaller numbers M 81 A I believe it ia screw type cover but the cover is gone. The color of the bottle is clear with a gold tint to it. Can you give me a date on this bottle. Thanks Scott Oien

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From: Ourzteam

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 08/07/2005 7:57:50 PM

 

 Hi Digger, I found your website one day and wondered if you can help me with this. My father found this bottle during a building demolition in Manhattan about 16 years ago. Its a rather poorly made bottle and it has no markings on the bottom. Its a brownish-grey green color and it is pitted in places on the outside, but inside is the greyish clay color that is glazed smooth. The name stamped across the front says "G. PROESCHER". Have you ever seen a bottle like this? What could this bottle have been used for and is it worth anything? Thanks, Tonia

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From: lafrogger

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 9:48 PM

 

Hello Digger, Thanks for a very interesting website and all your info in the past that has really help me id some bottles I have dug in the past. My neighbor is from Akrin Ohio and he has brought two interesting bottles that his mother has had since the 40's or 50's. One of the bottles is a E. G. Booz Bottle that has a purplish color that has and meets all of the following from your website. It has a beveled roof that has a flake smaller than your little pinky nail at the corner such as GVII-4 indicates. I am sending pictures that are not the best but I can take better ones if the purplish color doesn't give it away as one of the fakes. Here are your facts from the website and all of these are meet. The other bottle is a Barbados rum that has a harbor police hat. Any info as of value, age, or any other info you could give would be greatly appreciated. 1) The Clevenger Repro has no period after the "Y" in Whiskey on the right side looking at the back. Some originals may be missing the period because of a dirty mold or an under blown example.

2) The Whitney Booz lacks the period following the word "Whiskey" on the roof.

3) The Clevenger Booz and Whitney Booz bottles have a diagonal mold seam running to a circular depression on the central base. 4) The Original Booz was made only in amber. Clevenger made sapphire blue and emerald green Booz bottles sometime in the 1960s. Other colors reported include Jersey green, colonial blue, vaseline, amethyst, and ruby red. Other glass houses used the Clevenger mold as well into the 1960s. EMBOSSING ON AN ORIGINAL: Front Roof: "E.G. BOOZ'S / OLD CABIN / WHISKEY" Left Side: "120 WALNUT ST (there are two periods under the "T")/ PHILADELPHIA" (as you look at the front) Back Roof: "1840" Left Side: "E.G. BOOZ'S / OLD CABIN / WHISKEY" (as you look at the back) (period after WHISKEY on the side)

The Mckearin's list three Booz bottles in their book "American Glass" 2) GVII-4 has a beveled roof line. apparently the glass company had difficulty with the peak of the roof breaking at the corners so the bottle was redesigned. Amber 3All three are believed to be blown from the same mold. For the latter two the roof corners were filled in. The Mckearns noted GVII-3 and 4 in shades of green. Key points to note to authenticate an original:

1) Door latch is perfectly centered and in the shape of a full lying down "S" (obverse) 2) On the Roof, the "S" is centered directly below the "C" in Cabin (obverse roof) 3) The periods in E. G. are not even with the bases of the letters.(obverse roof) 4) "K" in Whiskey the top fork is wider than the bottom fork (obverse right)

5) The base of the "G" in E.G. BOOZ'S is closed on the original open on the repros. 6) Beveled Roof varieties the cut at the ends of the roof only go into the first row of shingles.

7) There is a small flaw in a shingle on the Reverse roof of all Clevenger mold varieties in the first full shingle from the left of the third row of shingles. It looks like a small star in the top right quarter of the shingle. Some Clevenger bottles have a pontil scar..None of the originals do.

 

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From: Jim Roberts

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

Date: 08/07/2005 9:49:24 PM

 I have an interesting bottle about the size of a quart with a neck that holds a marble which when pouring stops the flow when it arrives at the mouth of the bottle. It has a picture of a castle with trade (castle) mark on the front. Under the castle is Castleford. On the bottom is codds patent bottles Above the castle is J. Roberts Does any of this sound familiar? Jim Roberts

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From: Carol Julian au

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: General inquiry

Date: 08/08/2005 4:36:36 AM

 Hi Digger, it's Alister Bowen e-mailing again, I have another dating query for you. As with the other base you identified for me, it comes from a very broken assemblage of bottle glass from a site in Victoria, Australia dating roughly from 1860 to 1910. No complete bottles were recovered, but lots of bases, finishes and body pieces are present. I know it is difficult to give any date with only one part of a bottle. However, I am looking to find a rough date for a round (approx 7.5cm diameter) base with a deep kick up and large mamelon. Generally in a light green to normal green colour (not black glass or aqua green). Information from books on this point seems vague. I have lots of these bases and estimate that they have a date of around 1875 to 1920. I have attached a jpg photo of the type of base I am talking about, I hope it is not to big to send via e-mail, I need better computer skills. The bases look very uniform and smooth and appear to be manufactured by some form of mechanical (but not machine) kick up apparatus, I suppose the mamelon suggests this also. Although they appear to have been manufactured by a mechanical process I cannot see any markings around the base that would suggest they have sat in a mould or clamp of some type, and there are no vertical or horizontal seams. I thought that just having a mamelon placed it around the 1870's and meant they had to have been mechanically manufactured. However, I am far from sure about that. I hope you can help with this one also, and I hope the picture turns out Regards Alister 

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From: kim Dougl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

Date: 08/08/2005 8:46:10 AM

 Hi, I have two bottle questions.. . 1. clear glass , 8.5 inches tall, no markings on the sides, smooth neck, 8-sided bottom, screw top. on the bottom 4678 and18 and L and a symbol I can not describe. Any thoughts? Maybe a ketchup bottle? But looks old. 2. brown glass bottle bottom, square, stamped liquor bottle Scotland, and CTG Thanks for your help, Kim

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From: Reno Cuomo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: The New Ontario Bottling Works

Date: 08/08/2005 10:02:39 AM

 Hi, Do you know anything about the "The New Ontario Bottling Works", "Sudbury, Ont" I found a bottle about 1.5 liters, frosted light blue glass, with a moose picture, while snorkeling in Fairbanks lake. The words on the bottle are raised glass. Thanks for any help that you can provide. Reno Cuomo

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From: Judi Harker judi.harker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: FW: Haarlem Oil (Dutch Drops) Bottle

Date: 08/08/2005 9:51:12 AM

 -----Original Message-----

From: Judi Harker [mail

To:judi.harker] Sent: August 8, 2005 10:38 AM

 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Haarlem Oil (Dutch Drops) Bottle Hi, I was trying to research a bottle I have and found your website. I have been carrying this bottle and insert around for over 20 years. The bottle is approx 3.5 inches tall, is full and the cork is intact. I have attached copies of the bottle and insert. If you need further clarification, please let me know. I would like to know if it is worth holding onto? Is it sellable? Thank you, Judi Harker 

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From: InsomniaL

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 08/08/2005 7:20:47 AM

 Hey Digger. I have a brown glass bottle, approx. 5" tall, threaded screw top with partial cap...on the bottom it has 1864...and two letters in a circle that are either FF or possibly JF. I found this in Northeast Texas near Lake Grapevine. Thanks for any info. you can give me on it. Laurie

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From: Susan Boulard rs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 08/08/2005 12:40:08 PM

 Good Afternoon, Digger! I have over 50 bottles dug or purchased by my husband! I am very interested in a Felton's New England Rum quart bottle that has embossed at the top "bulge" the infamous federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. On the bottom it has a diamond mark with 18 on the left of it and 42 on the right. I'm thinking it's a commemorative bottle, but would appreciate any history you could come up with. It's clear glass, the seams do not run into the lip and all verbiage is embossed in the glass. Thank you for your help and I will probably ask for it with others we have! Best Regards, Susan Boulard

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From: Veneda Rooks cbrook

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Looking for any kind of information

Date: 08/08/2005 6:40:26 PM

 Hi, I inherited a very old whiskey decanter, we know that it came from Vinton county Iowa and is from around the mid 1800's it belonged to Lyman Bordwell who was my great, great, Grandfather and one of the first settlers in the area. There is quite a lot written about him in the historical records as his son was the first white male child born in Vinton Iowa I have been told that he set up trading with the Indians who lived in the area. The container is a little brown robed monk with a hood - the hood is the stopper ,it is earthen wear about 6 inches tall and looks as if it would hold a pint of whiskey, It has a shield shape on the bottom , it is worn but I think it has a lion in the shield and part of a name under that it looks like the first letters of the name are shc ??, and pressed into the earthen wear is 101 I was wondering if you had any idea if it is of any value, and if should be insured. Nita Rooks cbrook

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From: Andrea Webb a

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: James B beam bottle

Date: 08/08/2005 6:47:35 PM

 My e-mail address is junebug0210. Could you please help. I am looking of info on this bottle I found in a old sink hole. It is a james b beam bottle number is d-334-145-65 and it is regal china. Thank you for your help Jan

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From: Moira Brett

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: bottle question

Date: 08/08/2005 7:08:16 PM

Subject: bottle question Hi Bottle Expert, I found a green glass bottle in Amagansett, NY at a construction site. It's about 10-12" tall, with the width of a beer bottle, with a narrow neck starting about 2/3 of the way up from the bottom. It looks to hold about 1 pint. It's embossed on the front with "Hendricks Bottling Works, College Point, Long Island...This bottle not to be sold". The seam goes up the side to the bottom of the lip. The logo consists of a Big H with a 'W' crossing the right portion of the 'H' and 'B' crossing the left side of the 'H'. The neck of the bottle is bent slightly. It is not a screw-top bottle. The bottom of the bottle is smooth and there are little air bubbles throughout the glass. Would you be able to tell me where this bottle originated, what date it's from, and how much it might be worth? If you don't know, do you know of any bottling websites to check out? I couldn't locate any bottle manufacturing company called Hendricks...Thanks! Moira Brett Thank you! I forgot to ask you if you know anything about the bottle company...do you know where I can research this?

 . Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com wrote: sounds like an 1890s soda bottle. Can't say much more except in aqua probably $8-10 Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com

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From: Robin Lamorea

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 08/08/2005 7:15:10 PM

 I have come across 3 bottles. Could you tell me if they are worth anything. One is almost 7 inches tall says California Fig syrup co, calific, Sterling products (INC), successor the second is almost 9 inches tall and on the front near the top has what looks like 3XVI but looks like maybe it was double. Looks like the top of the 3 is double, on the bottom it says W. B. M. CO The third is a tiny bit over 9 inches. Only markings are on the bottom 894W , then a T in a triangle, and the number 7 under that. All three are clear glass. thanks for any help. Robin

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From: Ebr50

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 08/08/2005 6:48:44 PM

 Attached is a picture of a codd bottle. The front of the bottle reads -- J. Roberts -- Castleford. The trademark is a castle. The back reads -- Codd's patent bottle -- Extra Strong Glass The bottom of the bottle says -- Made in India -- 10 0z -- 4 B 2 I would appreciate any information you could share. EBR

 

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From: WEFFORD56

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: BottleQuestion

Date: 08/09/2005 4:02:51 AM

 Back in the mid 70's is when I first encountered the amber Buffalo at a new locale flea mkt. that was a major bottle market. I missed that and it wasn't until the mid 90's I saw another one in Scottsville, Va. I purchased that one only later to learn it was a repo from a local bottle man who earned a living for years digging and selling bottles starting in the late 60's. Mike was the best bottle man around as he traveled a lot doing shows and digging along the coast. Mike explained to me the difference between the repo amber and the original. (I have since located an original amber and the differences are subtle) He was the one who told me about the cobalt blue Buffalo as he had found one and sold it to a collector in Texas. Mike told me a local bottle collector contacted the Texas collector and managed to buy it from him and retains it today. Mike moved away from this area years ago and I lost touch with him, before he left he described the blue one to me. It is embossed with a star in a circle and the name Buffalo Water or Buffalo Litha Water, I don't remember which. I haven't seen the emerald green one but have seen a turquoise one several times by doing a web search. That one as well has been repo'd, once you see the original you realize they are not even close. Thanks for your time, I'll continue my search. Slim

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From: Branscombe

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Burnett - Boston

Date: 08/09/2005 9:06:14 AM

 Digger, I recently came into possession of a few bottles that I don't think are worth much, but this was one of the more interesting ones (photo attached). It's a small clear, colorless bottle (4.25"x1.75"x1.00") embossed "Burnett" on one side and "Boston" on the opposite side. On the bottom is an embossed "B" (I think). It's also got a few bubbles in the glass, but the bottle is not chipped or cracked. What's your take on this bottle? Bob Branscombe Andover, MA Attachment N1:

 

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From: Nickie Strawoet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 08/09/2005 1:59:27 PM

 I recently found two bottles that I was hoping you could provide some information/value on - the first is a "Frank's Tea & Spice Co, Castor Oil Bottle - clear glass, raised glass letters on the front - 2 fluid ounces. The other is a tall bottle - looks roughly like a 16 oz pop bottle from the 60's 70's in size a little wider at the top than the bottom, it has cut sides (in other words not smooth) it is also clear - the only markings on this bottle is on the bottom - it say J. Heinz Company on the bottom and also a round "seal" of sorts as well - indicating a patent. I would appreciate any information you may have. Thanks Nickie

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From: Deborah Harding

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Michters Distillary Bottle

Date: 08/09/2005 3:12:16 PM

 Dear Digger, I was looking over your website and found a question from Kath about the Michters Distillery bottles that she provided pictures of. I have the exact same bottle that is pictured on the left side of the picture, Michters Extra Quality Original Pot Still Whiskey. Mine is also in excellent condition. It also has the same federal warning on the bottom along with 3-D-42 #153. I have tried to find out information on this bottle to no avail. What is it currently appraised at and can you provide me with any information on history of this piece. My fiancé acquired it a few months after his grandmother passed; she resided in Michigan. We believe it belonged to her husband who passed many years ago. She was 93 when she passed a year ago. Any information would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to speak personally to my fiancé, a phone number can be provided. Thank you for your time in regards to this matter. Sincerely, Debra Harding

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From: Nicole xutx

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question on bottle found

Date: 08/09/2005 3:36:02 PM

 This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Hello -- My father owns an old pharmacy and we've been cleaning it out. He bought it from the original owners and just moved all of the old stuff upstairs to the 2nd floor. Upon cleaning we found what looks to be an old Windex bottle. What do you make of the pictures? Also, we have several pill bottles and jars in green color. Do old pill bottles go for much? or do people really have a demand for such an item? Thanks Nicole Chapman Attachment N1: windex bottle.jpg Attachment N2: windex spray top.jpg

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From: Suzanne Coyle se

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Very old Fitzgerald bourbon

Date: 08/09/2005 4:53:32 PM

 Might this be worth anything and if so, how much? Any thoughts welcome. Thanks so much. Clean bottle. Unopened. Label reads: Very old Fitzgerald bourbon Est 1849 Aged in wood. Btld in bond 1951 barrelled btld 1959 collectors item antique bottle 100 proof Suzanne

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From: Lebanoncash

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hello from Oregon

Date: 08/09/2005 3:42:47 PM

 

My name is Cheryl and I have 2 bottles that were my husband's grandparents that I just found out in our 2nd garage which they used to own. That is the royal stain which says it was for trailers? Also the Salicionyl bottle which on the bottle of this bottle says 15 1/2 and under it say 2-. The dr. Thatcher’s laxative cough syrup which I noticed in your list to one of your mailings you didn't list. I would like to know how old it actually is that is the syrup inside the bottle and still has original cork. My grand father gave it to me in the late 60's he picked it up cause it said Thatcher and his last name was Thatcher so he thought it was cool. any thing you can let me know would be oh so cool. let your reader's know that clear bottles tossed into the sunny deserts can turn all shades of colors in blue's, green's and yellow's my uncle used to do it in quartzsite, Arizona back in the 60's. thank you for your help digger probably be back again am always finding old bottles. Cherl  

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From: Wayne Peters

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 08/09/2005 8:02:15 PM

 Dear Digger: I have two unopened bottles of scotch and two unopened bottles of whiskey. They are: Gooderhams Rare Old Whiskey 1958 - Canadian Centennial 1967 Edition in original leather case with zipper Crown Royal Deluxe Canadian Whiskey 750ml 1979 Vintage in original box Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch 12-Year Old 25 fl. oz. with original price on it of $8,35 (Canadian funds) Chival Regal Blended Scotch Whiskey 25 fl. oz. in original box with price on it of $9.20 (Canadian funds) The two scotch bottles probably date from the 70's and all four bottles are in good original condition. Is there any particular value to these bottles; any idea what they might be?

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From: Budd Motors buddmotors

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: President Grover Cleveland Bottle

Date: 08/09/2005 11:32:23 PM

 Hi - I am looking for a President Grover Cleveland frosted figural bottle, about 10" tall. Any ideas where I should start looking? I really appreciate your help. Respectfully, Bcusick Hi - ; I am looking for a President Grover Cleveland frosted ;figural bottle, about 10" tall. ; Any ideas where I should start looking? ; I really appreciate your help. ; Respectfully, ;

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From: Steve Mat

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 08/10/2005 9:44:05 AM

 Dear Digger, I have a Ball Ideal canning jar with the 9 in the patent date backward. It is a pint in a greenish blue color and has a 5 on the bottom. any information would be appreciated. Thank you, Fr. Stephen Matylewicz

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From: Barbara Witten

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: PLEASE HELP

Date: 08/10/2005 12:09:46 PM

Hi my name is Barbara and i bought this bottle at a estate auction. I was told it is a crown royal bottle. Any help would be great. The bottle is 12 inches tall the photo doesn't do it justice, but it is all that light or baby blue color, the design on the bottle is in white. The lip is approx. 2 5/8 in the bottom has federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle really hard to read. In the center of the bottom it has either a d or an 0 i can't tell then a dash 334 below those numbers are 119 60 then under that 2. The lid or cork is white glass and corked on the bottom. Thanks, Barbara
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From: Amanda Owens

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old mr boston whiskey bottle

Date: 08/10/2005 1:52:41 PM

 While tearing down an old dilapidated barn on our place I noticed this bottle under the wooden floor. I can't seem to find much information on this bottle. The pics I've sent you are not too good. I hope you can tell something from them. On the cap of the bottle it says Mellow. On the front of the bottle it has Old Mr Boston Brand and Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. To my understanding if it has the above mentioned the bottle was made after prohibition. Is this correct? On the back of the bottle there seems to be some kind of label missing and is embossed with the state house and flag, a ribbon, and other building. Also on the front at the very bottom it has R174 displayed. On the bottom of the bottle it reads 56-8 design patent applied for and is encircled. Any help you could give on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Amanda

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From: Bodaciouse

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: thermos.

Date: 08/10/2005 11:33:22 AM

 Dear Digger, I bought a thermos for $5. It is made by American Thermos Bottle Co. The date says June 20,1911. The patent NO. is 995935. I don't yet have a photo, but it is in good condition, however, there is no cork. Could you please give me an estimate on how much it is worth? I was actually offered $100,000, but turned it down b/c I figured it was worth more than that. Thank you Digger for any help you give. Sincerely, Destiny

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From: Brandon Ogden b

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1914 Ron Superior de cuba

Date: 08/10/2005 3:52:52 PM

 hi I was wondering how much my bottle of 1914 Ron Superior de cuba is worth it is in perfect condition sorry no picture if you need one just ask Thanks, Brandon
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From: Wackywazooski2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ANHEUSER BUSCH BREW ASSN BOTTLE

Date: 08/10/2005 2:32:54 PM

 Dear Digger, I found two bottles that are embossed with the Busch loge trademark. There is a star on top of an A with what seems like an arm with an ok jester on the hand along with some other markings. There is a brown bottle and a clear bottle. There is no cracks and both are long necks. They are a heavy glass and seem to be very old. Any help on how old they are or if the are collectible would be appreciated. Can I take them somewhere locally to be appraised? I live in Providence, Rhode Island. Thank you, Dave Wojtanowski

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From: Gerry & Joan Templeman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bicentennial Commemorative Bottle

Date: 08/10/2005 11:21:49 PM

 I have several Petri Brandy Bicentennial Commemorative Bottles (Brandy made at Petri Wineries, Cloverdale CA (1776-1976) each in the shape of the Liberty Bell: Two Liberty Bell Decanter's are unopened, filled with Brandy, sealed with red and white bottle stamps with small Petri Cards attached to the neck, describing the Liberty Bell and fine Petri Brandy in each bottle. I have about eight bottles that are empty and two unopened bottles. Each measures about 8" tall and 6" at the base of the bell; the bell bottle has a ridge-like crack in it to replicate the Liberty Bell; each lid is 6" across. Are the filled or the empty bottles worth anything or should I recycle the glass and toss the unique wood-like "bell-holder-top" that serves as the lid? Thanks Joan

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From: GordianPiusIII

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle values & histories, and what not.

Date: 08/10/2005 9:57:03 PM

 Hi there Digger! I have a couple of hundred vintage to antique bottles of all types & sizes. Way too many to list (or ask about) here. Most are common, I think. I'll give you a brief description of a few of the nicer ones. Let me know what you think, okay? First are four different stoneware bottles. One is a Lee & Green Co. English Brewed Ginger Beer from Buffalo NY two-toned, no stopper. Then there is a Smith & Clody Ginger Beer, also from Buffalo NY, says Monogram Brand with a S&C logo. Then I have a quart bottle of Vulcanizing Fluid from C. O. Tingley in Rahway (or Ramway), NJ. Finally I have a very small "Little Brown Jug" looking thing that reads verbatim,"Compliments of A. N. Motsch 1323 Michigan St., Buffalo NY. Any ideas? I have one, very interesting "black glass" bottle, no label or markings that I can see, very dark green, appears to be a three piece mold, with what looks like a pontil scar on the bottom (which is recessed like a wine bottle would be), and what looks like whittling on the lower half. The mold seams are; one horizontally around the diameter about halfway up, then two vertically from there to the top, directly opposite one another. Sheared lip, applied top, with a fair amount of twist. I am told these date from around 1800 (or earlier), and are quite rare. What's your take? I also have a Mrs.S.A. Allen's World's Hair Restorer in dark amber that is quite similar to one I saw at the Heckler auction site that was estimated to sell for $200 to $400, but the top is slightly different. Finally, I have a medium size (about a pint), bottle that says, quite simply, "Vinol" on it in crudely formed, raised letters. It is dark amber, but has a lot of red to it. On the bottom it says, "Private Mould, Patented April 19, 1898. Applied top, sheared lip. Never seen anything like it! Have you? I am truly sorry for the length of this letter, but I'm at a loss with a couple of these. They were all dug (or otherwise retrieved), from various private backyard garbage pits, railroad dump sites, etc., between and around Bradford PA, Olean NY, and Buffalo NY,...and all points in between. I'd appreciate any info you can give as far as value, scarcity, etc. Thanks a lot! Sincerely, Tony Hedberg

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From: Annette Bumgarner a

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 08/11/2005 2:41:21 AM

 Hi Digger thank you for your assistance. Sorry no pictures. I have a question about two bottles that I've found. One bottle is brown about 9 and 1/4 inches tall. excellent condition. It has writing on bottle embossing that says George Bechtel Brewing Co. Bottled at brewery Stapleton Staten island with a picture of a conquistador holding a flag which says excelsior and on the opposite side it says this bottle is not to be sold. I don't know if this is enough info but I wanted some history age of bottle value and anything you might know. The second bottle is not intact but I still think its beautiful its blue almost metalic with a mug shaped bottom with 10 sides. Its a very heavy glass. the top of the bottle is missing. It has words on it as well B & G SANFRANCISCO on one side and SUPERIORMINERAL WATER on the other I Just wanted some history on the bottle what it would be worth intact. Rarity etc. thank you

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From: songbird

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Questions about bottles

Date: 08/11/2005 5:05:39 AM

 I have a question about a bottle I have on eBay, after looking at your website, it seems special, after going over categories, I believe it is - lockport green, 16 and 5/18 inches, BIM, 3 pc, single collar, pontil, near mint to mint, that`s my uneducated eye, after reading what was written.....Can you help me find a general date and value? Thank You, so much for your time. Judith Lee I will be sending my eBay ad to you. I call it a grecian Lady bottle, she reminds me of an import statue I have on my mantle.

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From: nlyons54

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: gggrandfather's bottle

Date: 08/11/2005 10:39:40 AM

 Dear Digger, Some time ago I was contacted by someone who's relative has one of my gggrandfather's bottles. Apparently he saw my post from July 2002. It is embossed with "MR & HW Lundblad" and "Quincy" on it. Mathias Rudolf and Henrik Wilhelm Lundblad were brothers who came to Chicago from Sweden and ran a bottling works in the mid 1800's. Do you have any information on their company, their bottles, or how I might obtain one? Thanks, Nancy Lyons

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From: Tim Shaw tshawman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Raspail liqueur

Date: 08/11/2005 11:17:54 AM

 I would like to find the value of this bottle of liqueur. It is unopened. The seal is still on the side, but has fallen off the top. It has the stopper in the shape of the officers night stick. It is 15 inches tall, approximately 19 inches with the stopper. On the back it says Raspail Liqueur 86 proof. Product of France Imported by Bols Distributing co New York 21/32 Quart. It looks black, but it is a dark blue in light. Thanks for your help Tim Shaw Attachment N1: MVC-773S.JPG Attachment N2: MVC-772S.JPG Attachment N3: MVC-774S.JPG Attachment N4: MVC-775S.JPG

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From: Joe Faamasino

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Casa Vento Decanters (Faces Of the World)

Date: 08/11/2005 3:46:33 PM

 Hi Digger, my name is Joe and I have the full collection of (Casa Vento Decanter's Faces Of The World) I'm sorry I am unable to send any pictures but all 12 decanters are in mint condition and none of them have never been opened. All the decanters still have the original wine in them from the day they were made. I would like to know if you had any idea of what the value of these bottles are? Or if you could tell me what book to get that has these in it because I have bout 4 books and none of them have faces of the world in them. I would really appreciate any help you could give me. Thank You very much for your time. Joe Hi Digger, my name is Joe and I have the full collection of ;(Casa Vento Decanter's Faces Of The World) I'm sorry I am unable to send any pictures but all 12 decanters are in mint condition and none of them have never been opened. ;All the decanters still ;have the original wine in them from the day they were made. ; I would like to know if you had any idea of ;what the value of these bottles are? ; Or if you could tell me what book to get that has these in it because I have ;bout 4 books and none of them have faces of the world in them. ; I would really appreciate any help you could give me. ; Thank You very much for your time. ; ; Joe

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From: jekf1 jekf1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 08/11/2005 3:53:35 PM

 Hello! I dug up a brown bottle that says "James Buchanan ltd. Distillery by appointment of his majesty the king". Is this worth anything? Thanks very much, J. Favretto

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From: Leezangaro

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 08/11/2005 12:09:37 PM

 Hi we have a bottle found in Morse Mill Missouri it says LISTERINE LAM

BERT PHARMACAL COMPANY (The P and C on these words are larger and it is in all capitals.) On the bottom of this bottle it has a 7 a symbol a blurred number than at the opposite edge it has the number 11. it has a cork style top with two mold marks that go over the mouth of the bottle. It is round and about eleven cm tall and about four cm in diameter. It is in good shape with a few small bubbles. Our town was established along the Big River. The bottle was found on an excavation site near the old hotel and mill that was established prior to 1885. Please contact us if you know anything about it. Lee and Cook kids (sixth generation around the mill) Robby Lee

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From: Chasingheather1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: lots of bottles..

Date: 08/12/2005 3:25:27 AM

 Hi Digger, My husband and I are helping our family clean out our Dads house, he moved. He is in the bulldozing trade. He has bottles everywhere, what can we do with them after we gather them all? How can we get a value on it, and sell it? Thanks, Heather in NJ one I have here is Curtis & Brown MFG CO. L D New York Browns Household Panacea and Family Liniment - bottle is green like with swirl lines on bottle (from making?) Thanks!

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From: John Epeneter jepeneter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Epeneter Bottle

Date: 08/12/2005 9:06:50 AM

 Dear Jack, I copied the following email from your website referring to a correspondence about an old family business "Perkins-Epeneter Pickle Company". I would love to track down Mark Canjar but the site didn't post his email address. Thanks for anything you can do to help, -John Epeneter- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

From: Mark Canjar

To: Digger

Subject: Perkins-Epeneter Pickle bottle

Date: 21-11-2003 Dear Digger - I just found a cool vinegar bottle under the floorboards of an old house that is getting restored, and I wondered if you can tell me how I might get more info on it, including possible value. The bottle has a three piece mold, a rough blob type top, and has an intact paper label that reads Perkins Pure Distilled Vinegar/Perkins-Epeneter Pickle Company. Any info or suggestions on where to research would be much appreciated. Thanks, Mark

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From: Kirsten happy2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Would like the advise of an expert!!

Date: 08/12/2005 9:33:44 AM

 Digger~ Thank you so kindly!!! ~Kirsten -- \" ----- Original Message -----

From: Kirsten

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 3:43 PM

 

Subject: Would like the advise of an expert!! Dear Digger~ I am the seller of this item: 19th cent. purple flask~bottle~Eagle~Cornucopia~ground Item number: 6200335268 I am wondering if this is indeed old and if I am selling myself short to let this run with no reserve?? I have no idea of it's value, but I received an email soon after it was listed from someone telling me I should read of it's rarity and he told me what he thinks it is and what to read. I would like to have your knowledgeable input on this! If you would be so kind as to help me out on this I would be VERY GRATEFUL! Many thanks for your time and consideration, Kirsten Shank

Digger\" wrote: Kristen, I am quite sure it is the amethyst Clevenger repro 1950 or before listed in McKearin and Wilson under Reproductions. Base of yours might have been tampered with - I cannot tell from the online pix. Digger

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From: n.primm n

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 08/12/2005 4:11:11 PM

 Digger- Attached is a photo of three bottles that I found while digging my garden. On the left, this bottle is 5 1/2" tall, it is clear, the seam runs up to the lip, the bottom is smooth, and there are no marks on the bottle. In the middle, this bottle is 5" in height, is clear, the seam runs up to the lip, the lip is asymmetrical when viewed from above, the bottom is smooth and there is no embossing anywhere on the bottle. On the right is a cylindrical bottle, 5 1/4" tall, the seam runs up to the lip, the lip is asymmetrical when viewed from above, the bottom is smooth, the words McCORMICK & CO. BALTO are embossed on the side. Are these medicine bottles. What is their worth? Thanks in advance for any assistance that you are able to provide. Nicholas Primm 

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From: LeeGaunt l

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: F. Hoyt

Date: 08/12/2005 4:57:15 PM

 Have you ever heard of the Perfume Bottle. It is signed with an S in a bottle on the bottom. Embossed on the bottle is F. Hoyt and Son Perfumers New York. Thank you for any assistance. :-) Eleanor Lee

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From: Showieshelties

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles

Date: 08/12/2005 1:04:06 PM

 digger, I found a large dark brown bottle with the words Ballantine's and federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle, also a small clear bottle colorite, carpenter-morton co. boston mass. any value? Thanks for any info.... Laurah

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From: Dean and Shirlee

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Durglas Glass Fishing Ball / Float

Date: 08/12/2005 6:37:52 PM

 Did durglas ever make a net float? The glass floats were there to float the nets for fishing. The one I have seen is clear glass with the durglass name on the side of the round float. db

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From: FamLeeMattrs2Me

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What about Mason & Kerr Jars

Date: 08/12/2005 3:31:01 PM

 Digger, Your information is certainly interesting! In fact, I plan to check out and see if some of your other customers have written you in and may have some of the same other old bottles which I do. But, the ones I'm writing about at this time are old Mason & Kerr canning jars. It is really difficult to locate a site to help tell how to determine how to identify the age of the ones that I have. All I was wanting to ask of you is if you could 'point' me in the right direction and I'll take it from there. Would really appreciate your help in this matter. I have found an old beer bottle, though it isn't likely to be more than 25 years or so. And, I also have several small ink wells (very old) and miniature milk replica bottles. It's always been a habit of mine to 'pocket' something that peaks my curiosity when it turns up in the soil while I'm out in the garden. I've found many a 'treasure' that way! At least, they are precious to me at least. Well, will look forward to hearing from you and hope for some word on where to locate information on identifying the age of these canning jars. Thanks! Mrs. F. A. Wallace

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From: tracy muzzy supertr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles please help

Date: 08/12/2005 8:01:53 PM

 hi I have 3 old bottles one is light see through green tint and says BROWNS SARSAPARILLA for the kidneys, liver and blood then there are 2 that are dark brown octagon shaped and they say A. L. Murdock liquid food, Boston USA, 12 1/2 per cent soluble albumen. these were found in the back yard and I’m curious about these thank you Tracy

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From: all415 all415

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 7oz bud bottle

Date: 08/12/2005 10:23:13 PM

 I have a 7 oz. bud bottle that has never been open. I kept it for years because it has a dent in it from the bottle maker but somehow past through anheiser busch. Is this bottle worth anything? Please email me back when you can at dll861

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From: tina cantrell tca

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 08/13/2005 4:02:30 AM

 I have a tru-me beverage/birmingham al/patent april 24. 1924 can you tell me the value?

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From: houseglow

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: misprint pepsi ?

Date: 08/13/2005 11:08:15 AM

 

Thank you for any information you might share on the misprint pepsi bottle. please see attached photo's of 2 bottles, one has colt and the other has cola. would appreciate any information on history of misprint, age, value ect. Dave PS..the height is approx. 8 5/8"

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From: RadioFlyerIL

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Can You Help Identify These Please?

Date: 08/13/2005 7:41:23 AM

 Hi Digger, I have two bottles that I wish to identify. While trying to find something on the patent numbers, I found your site. Now I am asking for your help please. Bottle Number 1: Amber, Screw On Top with Lead Lid, sailing ships on sides and a photo of what looks almost like Paul Revere on the front, patent number on bottom says: DES.PAT.73096 or 73086 can't be sure on the one number. Also has broken blade of a saber or knife on the top....ONE PINT on the bottom of the front. Appears to have a symbol of a belt buckle on the left shoulder and six stripes on the right shoulder. On picture of the side has a man with a sword in front of him exiting a ship other has a picture of the sailing ship...tall sails. Bottle number two has Anheiser Bush symbol on top of front, seam goes all the way to the top, has scalloped area around the bottom sort of like the old Aunt Jemima bottles, oval comes up to a shoulder the protrudes (No Seam on protrusion) handle is not an applied handle, is a part of the mold itself. Bottom appears to have a Heinz symbol on it. Glass is clear. Left of the symbol on bottom has the numbers: 1012 Right side of the symbol has the number 7. Beneath the symbol is another 7. I am adding the best pictures I could get of these two bottles. I look forward to hearing from you Digger. Thanks so much for making your knowledge available to those of us who know very little about old bottles. Again, thanks so much for your help. Regards, Min Burns

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From: JERRY PEARSALL p

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: A BOTTLE I HAVE LIKE THE ONE YOU FOUND ON EBAY.

Date: 08/13/2005 1:44:55 PM

 I would like to know how old it is and what it mite be worth. The jar has the des.pat.86712 on it like the one you found. it has the handle on it and a zink lead. I love your web site it is a beginners dream

 come true. Thanks jerry

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From: divers9

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Henry McKenna

Date: 08/13/2005 6:31:52 PM

 Dear Sir Need some help to discover history of a whiskey jug I found lately. It is a Henry McKenna 4/5 quart porcelain. With 146/68/D126 on bottom. There is also a US MArine Corp Mess stamp(A-1983476) and A property of US Internal Revunue Spirit stamp on the jug. I would appreciate any help. The writing and flowers on the jug are in blue ink and there is a metal seal on the top front below the neck. Thanks You Greg Divers

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From: VERONICA OWENS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Glass Bottle

Date: 08/13/2005 7:22:04 PM

 We found an old glass bottle in our yard... It is a brown one pint bottle, with a double-screw lid, and it also has a rose pattern on its body. We think it may be from the early 1900's. On the top of the body, it says " federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle" On the bottom it reads,"TM.REG.US.PAT.OFF." Also on the bottom it has a design that looks like a horizontal diamond with an oval over the middle of the diamond. We would very much appreciate any information you could give us. Thank you very much. - The Owens family

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From: Barbara Radcli

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 08/13/2005 7:30:35 PM

 I found an old bottle with embossed lettering "Citizens Bottling Works" "Chicago". It has a CWB "brand like" lettering in the middle of name. The bottom has C.B.W. stamped on the bottom. There is a very small number 1761on the side/bottom, no other markings. The glass has some tiny small bubbles in it. The color is a clear/green tint. The top is like an old soda bottle. The glass level in the bottom is very uneven. A small thin line can be felt on each side. The bottle is round, approximately 9" tall, 2 1/2 inches in diameter. I cannot find any information on this bottle or the company. I would appreciate any information you might have on this bottle. Thanks I found an old bottle with embossed lettering "Citizens Bottling Works" "Chicago". It has a CWB "brand like" lettering in the middle of name. ; The bottom has C.B.W. stamped on the bottom. There is a very ;small number 1761on the side/bottom, no other markings. ; The glass has some tiny small bubbles in it. The color is a clear/green tint. The top is like ;an old ;soda bottle. ; The glass level in the ;bottom is very uneven. A small thin line can be felt on each side. The bottle is round, approximately 9" tall, 2 1/2 inches in diameter. I cannot find any information on this bottle or the company. I would appreciate any information you might have on this bottle. ; Thanks

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From: Beau Bryant

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pot/flask found in virginia city, NV

Date: 08/14/2005 2:40:20 AM

 Digger, My grandparents were avid diggers and bottle collecters and did lots of digging in Virginia city in the 40's, 50's and 60's. I have sent an attachment photo of a pot that they found. My grandfather thinks that it is an artifact from the Chinese laborers. Any ideas? Is it worth anything? Thanks for your time, Beau

 

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From: bubba mayo b

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: A BARTON DISTILLING CO SERIES 1969 BARDSTOWN,KENTUCKY.

Date: 08/14/2005 8:49:39 AM

 WHAT IS IT WORTH.

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From: Ldrago01

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: portuguese brandy bottle

Date: 08/14/2005 6:54:01 AM

 hello, I have a question about the price of a bottle I found is about 12 inches tall and green it has a Rhode Island Liquor control administrator label on it and says federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. it was bottled and shipped by Nicolau De Almeda & co. Imported by McKesson& Robbins inc New York, New York the trademark says 1870.

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From: James E. Fox Jr. j

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 08/14/2005 11:27:23 AM

 I have what appears to be a clear glass 4" tall Knoxall bottle with a screw cap lid with a #3 on the bottom with 2oz markings. Can you tell me anything about this bottle or its worth. I dug it up in my back yard while building a deck. I live in buckhannon wv and I know a large civil war campaign was held in our area. Thank you...Jim

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From: SessomsBeverly

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Tin Lined Flasks

Date: 08/14/2005 9:34:57 AM

 Just curious to see how much a 12 ounce tin lined flask made in Germany with U.S. zoned is worth? Thanks Beverly Sessoms

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From: Shekaji

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Nice label

Date: 08/14/2005 10:20:49 AM

 Found an old whiskey bottle in the attic-Amber flask I am guessing BIM marked 4 8 H on bottom (which I looked up to be made in Berkeley Ca) Has a zinc kind of a rough screw top with a cork insert, Paper label has nice graphic design reads: TEA CUP, OLD BOURBON WHISKEY, SHEA BOCOUERAZ CO. SOLE PROPRIETORS SAN FRANCISCO CAL , ASLO SAYS BOTTLED EXPRESSLY FOR FAM

ILY USE NONE GENUINE WITHOUT THE FAC SIMLE OF PROPRIETORS, THE COLOR PICTURE IS OF AN OLD COUPLE HAVING A CUP OF TEA WHISPERING OVER THE TEA CUP. FLOWERS & WHEAT, CUTE BUT IS IT WORTH ANYTHING? Our family acquired this home in 1906 - so don't know if it was g-grandpa stashed bottle : ) we have tons of bottles to dig up in the yard as well - they were placed bottom up as decorative border - and we believe they were already that way prior to 1906 - we thought there were only a the bluish round bottom ones, lining the walkway - until we had to dig a water line - bottles, bottles everywhere must have sunken down with rain (sandy soil) as the don't show in photos from the 1920s and FIL is 84 and he only remembers seeing the round blue ones as well. So I may have to email you a few times if we come across anything interesting.

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From: marcindy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: close to nature bottle

Date: 08/14/2005 3:42:58 PM

 Under the house we found two bottles. One only has the following (on one side the lettering is pretty well gone) Close to nature enriched with dextrose. A deposit of 1cent only required on this bottle Copr.1939 B.T Fooks MFG. Co. Camden ARK. Bottom embossed G675Duraglas. The other has no writing but embossed on bottom G928.It looks to be 10oz.Any help would be appreciated. Marc & Cindy

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From: Hitchcox268

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 08/14/2005 12:48:49 PM

 My husband found a bottle from the Indiana home brewing company it has a thick lip and it has a emblem on the front of it with the name around it. I can't send a picture of it but it's about a 12 oz bottle. If you have any information I would like to know as it was found under the back porch of our house when he started digging some of the dirt out. Thank's Karen

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From: GoJoe1966

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help solve a 44 yr old mystery

Date: 08/14/2005 2:19:46 PM

 Hi! I just accidentally came across your site and could really use your help. As a historian I have been researching a 44 yr old unsolved crime here. On Aug. 15, 1961 a Fifth bottle of Seagram’s Seven was said to have been taken from a burglarized business. In 2004 I helped dig up a water well in which we recovered a 6" glass fragment with distinctive v well actually a full diamond shape and NOT half a v like I drew here. Did Seagram’s Seven put out such a diamond design bottle from circa 1961? Would a photo help? Thank you very much for your time and any help you can give me. Ed Rollman, Bremerton,WA

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From: GoJoe1966

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: follow-Up Seagram’s Seven ?diamond pattern?

Date: 08/14/2005 2:24:05 PM

 Hi! The pattern is a square type design, lots of running along it's square shaped border with a few diamond designs spaced a great distance apart, it is clear glass and the design appears to be near the top or slightly below the top of the bottle itself. Ed Rollman, Bremerton,Wa.

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From: Richelle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Poteau, Okla. bottle

Date: 08/14/2005 8:47:35 PM

 Hi, this bottle is 4 inches tall and 2 inches wide, embossed " MILLER DRUG CO. PHARMACISTS POTEAU, OKLA." can you help me find out the age, rarity, value or history of this bottle? Thank you, Richelle

 

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From: QueenDarleen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 08/14/2005 4:54:40 PM

 I have a full bottle of Seagram’s pedigree 1929 yr. The bottle is dark brown and looks like a book. What is the value of my bottle? The seal is not broken on the bottle.

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From: Alicia Milarii k

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: curious about bottle

Date: 08/14/2005 10:08:53 PM

 Hi , My boyfriend and I recently started to collect old bottles. We came across one yesterday that was really cool looking. I wondered if you could tell me about how old the bottle is, and possibly an approximate value. I've attached a few pictures, let me explain it's detail. It's amber in color, and looks like a violin. The bottle stands 9 1/2" tall. The only print on the front or back is "federal law forbids sale or re use of this bottle". On the bottom (sideways), it lists a DES Pat # 107353, and then horizontally, it lists two sets of #'s. On the top row it says D 202 ( the "D" might actually be an "O" or a "0". The second row says 102-41. I believe the marking to the right of these numbers is the logo for Anchor Hocking. It appears to be an H over an anchor. The bottle is seamed on both sides from top to bottom, however, the seam on the left side is not straight up and down. It starts to curve towards the back of the bottle, about half way up, and returns to the center, at the base of the neck. I'm not sure if that means anything. When trying to date the DES Pat #, I've found that the patent was issued in 1938. Like I said before, we are really new at this. So we don't know where else to look. Any help you could offer would be great. Thanks a lot!! Sincerely, Alicia Milarii Attachment N1: bottles 001.jpg Attachment N2: bottles 002.jpg Attachment N3: bottles 004.jpg Attachment N4: bottles 006.jpg Attachment N5: bottles 007.jpg Attachment N6: bottles 008.jpg

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From: kitfoyle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: aloha

Date: 08/14/2005 11:10:57 PM

 Aloha Digger, When my father passed away I found an empty jack Daniel Belle Bottle made by Jack Daniel Distillery to commemorate 50 years of show Biz for Frank Sinatra. My father worked for Mr. Sinatra and he must have given it to my father. I have a registered original owner papers stating this bottle is # 6 out of 50 dated Oct. 24, 1980. I want to sell this item. Do you have any idea of its value? Aloha Kit

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From: EUA4582

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about Decanters

Date: 08/15/2005 4:56:07 AM

 Hello, First Question: I have come across about Twenty to Forty Bottles some with liquor and some without, but all are from the C. Miller 1967 to 1969. All state hoods. What might one expect to see on this collection? Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 4/5 quart, 85 proof, 100 month. Second Question: Is the Bourbon still good? Is the liquor bottle worth more full or empty? The cap seal is still intact. Please Advise.

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From: Anita Ashle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Owens Bottle

Date: 08/15/2005 9:30:10 AM

 I am wondering if you have any information on an Owens bottle with the mark on the bottom being an O in a square and then the letters WENS in block letters. I find this on a small 3i bottle. Is this an Owens-Illinois Company mark? THANKS

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From: Sharon Brumley mi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: four gallon antique stone jug

Date: 08/15/2005 9:45:04 AM

 I would like to know if you could please help me with finding a prize on my item. Here is the description of my item...it's a four gallon whiskey or wine stone jug has a white bottom and a brown top has about a five inch handle with a top that has a wooden shut off valve in the top. If you could help us please let me know. Thank You very much.

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From: Steven Geerts

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: florida water bottle

Date: 08/15/2005 10:14:44 AM

 Hi today I found a bottle on our ground where we gonna build a house on. As we are living in Antwerp (BELGIUM), I found it strange that it was a bottle from America. So I took it home. The bottle is in decent state and has the print "Florida water Murray & Lanman druggists New-York" on the side, on the bottom "482 p 6" can be found. I was looking on the internet and I think it is a very antique bottle, is this correct? If it is worth it, can you give me some more details about this bottle? Thanks in advance. -- Steven Geerts

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From: walt williams

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Green River whiskey bottle

Date: 08/15/2005 12:38:18 PM

 Hi- Hoping you might be able to give me the approx. value of an unopened pre-prohibition "Green River" whiskey quart bottle. Thanks for any help-Walt

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From: Rodney Spiers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 100 PROOF 8 YEARS OLD BONDED BEAM

 

Date: 08/15/2005 4:07:29 PM

 My friend came across this bottle never opened green label number 07080858. He was wondering if worth anything?

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From: Terry Casey tbcasey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Unknow Bottle 1847

Date: 08/15/2005 6:05:32 PM

 Hello Digger, I came across this old bottle and wanted to know if you have any info to share on this. The bottle is almost 5" tall and 1.5" wide on the bottom. On the very bottom of this bottle it reads 1847-E and what appears to be a 3 then a symbol of some sort and then a 0. I have attached a photo for your review. Thank You Terry Casey Terry Casey tbcasey .

 

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From: John Brody brodyohana

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: lourdes wicker bottle

Date: 08/15/2005 7:26:26 PM

 Hi I was reviewing the questions for 2004 and found a note from carol to you regarding an antique Lourdes bottle surrounded by wicker and an old leather carrying strap. What is the history of this particular bottle? Any info would be greatly appreciated John

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From: Ssharon600

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 08/15/2005 3:44:44 PM

 my email is ssharon600 I am wondering what uncle jo in brown bottle is. would the person that drank it still be alive? I guess it is a 12 oz.

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From: RoaiaRush

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 08/15/2005 5:39:25 PM

 Dear Sir, I have a bottle that looks like maybe a poison bottle. It is 8 & 1/4 inches tall and has a graduation of numbers on one side and the work Dodge on the front. It doesn't have a label. I have one in clear and one in amber. Can you tell me what it is?

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From: dream lover

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hire's embossed root beer

Date: 08/15/2005 9:53:18 PM

 digger, I have a hire's embossed root beer bottle with the letters e.w.c. on the bottom and it has trade mark registered on the side with hires name on it. I was just wandering if you could give us some information on the bottle what year, location that it may have been manufactured in. And how much it would be worth. It was found in parkersburg, west virginia. I would appreciate any help that you could give us. thank you Julie lead

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From: pecikonis9

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: My Beer Bottle

Date: 08/15/2005 10:42:29 PM

 Dear Sir, Justy wondering if you have ever heard of this beer bottle and know what it is worth. It is clear beer bottle that reads. Registered B&E BRW. CO. ATLANTIC CITY N.J. The condition is good. Just dirty inside. The letters are not colored. Just clear like the bottle. The bottle is definitely old because the seam stops then it has the swirl lines where the top of the bottle was attached. But has a top sort of like what a regular metal cap would be on. The bottle is pretty thick with some bubbles in it. Bottom Has no markings. I am almost sure this should be worth some significant money considering it has Atlantic City on it and I looked everywhere and cannot find this bottle or anything at all about this brewing company. Also it is clear and most of the collectable beer bottles I see are brown, if this is a beer bottle. Please try and help me out with the value of this bottle. THANKS! MIKE

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From: Bradley Clark add

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Need to make contact

Date: 08/16/2005 9:28:23 AM

 In January 2004 someone contacted you about Dr Ingham's Nervine Pain Remedy her name was "Rose". Here is the message:

From: Ros Henry ros

To: Digger

Subject: Dr Ingham's Nervine Pain Remedy

Date: 27-01-2004 Hi Digger, I am an amateur genealogist and have recently started looking up the family of my adopted American family (I came to the US as an AFS student). One of the best stories they had to tell was that of their father (though I think from research it was probably a grandfather, or even a great-grandfather) sitting in a barn on a farm in Vergennes Vermont and watching the bottling of their uncle's patent nerve tonic. As the story goes, once the Drug Administration swung into action the stuff was banned! I'd like to buy a bottle of Dr Ingham's Nervine Pain Remedy/Tonic (minus the contents), which I saw valued on a website recently at around $31. I'm prepared to pay up to $50, for a good bottle, to give to the family. None of us is very rich, and this is for sentimental value only. Can you help? I'd be grateful. Rose How can I contact her? My dad has 2 of these bottles, and would be willing to part with one. I also know someone that may have more information for the family. Thank you for your time. -Brad

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From: Joan Pittman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: MICHTNERS WHISKEY

Date: 08/16/2005 12:07:31 PM

 Hi, i have several unopened bottles of michtners whiskey, also several decanters...would i be able to send you photos of these items? I would like to know if they have any value. thank you

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From: ron reid ste

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 08/16/2005 1:06:57 PM

 

. hi digger, im ron reid from dundee in scotland and wonder if you would have any idea the value of a french bottle I dug up,its a BIBERON or baby bottle as far as I know and is 41/2 inches high, clear glass, sheared lipthe name -a grandjean on one edge and sauvigny meuse on the other, both faces have a medal of some type embossed and as far as I know grandjean was the inventor of these bottles it dates around 1872 and seems to be the first type he produced. my other enigma is a coffee and chicory bottle 61/2 inches high, pale green and has the embossing-regd. KIT mark on two faces, cant trace this one at all. the third is a cracker as I have a sheared lip DADDIES FAVOURITE SAUCE bottle but this one is a pale green, sheared lip with the words-GRANNY'S DELICIOUS SAUCE on three sides, cant find out about that one either, wonder who was first granny or daddy. hope you can help, thanks, ron A

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From: David Colli

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. Tutt's Embossed Sarsaparilla Bottle

Date: 08/16/2005 3:16:14 PM

 Digger, I found a Dr. Tutt's Expectorant bottle, aqua, 7.5 inches tall, embossed with Dr. Tutt's/New York/Expectorant recently; however I am having difficulty finding any information about its rarity, value or history. The bottle is rather crooked and irregular, indicating its age. Do you have any information about this bottle? Any information you provide will be greatly appreciated. David

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From: Valerie Ross Va

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Sky Pilot Cola Bottle

Date: 08/16/2005 3:42:16 PM

 I was trying to find out information on the Sky Pilot Cola bottle mentioned but this one was bottled in Ft. Worth, Texas. Thank you.

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From: Chopper612

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Amvets Beam Bottle

Date: 08/16/2005 12:30:20 PM

 I found a 1970 amvets 25th anniv of World War 2 bottle in my house. The bottle is unopened and still sealed. Not a chip or scratch anywhere I have found (really dusty and don't want to scratch it yet). Is it worth anything? Thanks Corey Stevens

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From: gia429 gia429

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Question about a bottle

Date: 08/16/2005 5:48:18 PM

 Digger: I have a bottle that I can't find any info on. It's a hand blown bottle with the name E. K. Griffeth & Son and Bridgeton, NJ embossed on the bottle. The bottom of the bottle has no markings. I googled the name, a variation of the name (Griffith), the name of the city and state and it's glass history and found nothing. I don't know if it contained soda pop or medicine. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also what do you think it's value is? Sincerely, saintgia  Attachment N1: Picture 1-17-05 

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From: Sewing13

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Commemorative liquor bottle

Date: 08/16/2005 2:05:23 PM

 We have a commemorative liquor bottle in the shape of a Volkswagen Beelte car. It has Jim Beam in it and has never been opened. Matter of fact it is still in the styrofoam packing. What might it's value be? Mary F.

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From: Sky Films Panama

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hi from Panama..

Date: 08/16/2005 6:32:57 PM

 Hi I have more than 45 old bottle of every thing from Bristol Genuine Sarsaparilla new York, corry Belfast, ect...do you know ho is interesting in buy this bottle`s ? thanks In Miami: Mauro

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From: Joni Hebbleth

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: owl jug

Date: 08/16/2005 7:28:14 PM

Hi I have a large etched glass owl, I know it was made at Owens-Illinois glass works around 1976, the only markings are on the bottom and it just says The Wise Old Owl it is fairly heavy, The top lip is round and smooth, it is 12"wide x 21" high. I was considering selling this on eBay, and tried to research it on there to see how to list it but I could not find any. I also have a coke bottle, mason jar, and bicentennial milk jug, all made around the same time and around the same size except the coke bottle is not as wide. I am just interested to know if it is worth anything or around how much if I try and sell it. Thanks for your help. Joni

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From: Thompsonbth1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ITALIAN BOTTLE

Date: 08/16/2005 4:38:43 PM

 I have two bottles 17 inches tall, large at the base and small at the top, both have a diam

Ond on the bottom with what looks like an i inside the diam

Ond below that are the letters drl solaro (italy) one with the number 7 and one with the number 8. I believe they are wine bottles that had corks.

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From: Jay R. Howard j

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Found Bottle

Date: 08/16/2005 10:25:11 PM

 I found a bottle partly buried in our back pasture in Colorado. It is some sort of soda bottle and has the words Fruit Bowl Beverage painted on the bottle. It is a 7 oz bottle. The ingredients on the back include orange juice, orange oil , carbonated water etc. The back has "Bottled under the authority of Green & Green, Houston Texas. The front also has a masterpiece emblem saying "Another Masterpiece From The House of Green in the emblem. Any idea on dates of the bottle and company and any other info. Jay Howard

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From: ANTHONY SERR a.serr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: fisch's bitters bottle

Date: 08/17/2005 7:41:28 AM

 hello and I hope you can help me. I have found a bottle of blue glass shaped like a fish with a smaller version as a stopper. the stopper and the bottle both say "FISCH'S BITTERS" the bottle says made in Taiwan, so I am assuming it is a reproduction but I know that my wife got it 12 years ago from a friend who got it from her grand mother. I have no picture of it as of yet but the bottle can stand tall on the fish's tail or lay on the fish's belly. any help would be greatly appreciated. also do you know where I can find info on glass chickens? I have two hens one blue one carnival and 3 chicks. all are on nests and can be lifted off the nest to reveal a "candy dish" the only markings I have found are a G and W that over lap in side one of the chicks. Thank you again. tony

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From: michael allen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coca-Cola Bottle w/Straw

Date: 08/17/2005 1:17:12 PM

 Hello, I am looking for some help regarding a Coca-Cola bottle that I have been unable to find any information about on the internet and would like to know if you could possibly help me or point me in the right direction. A friend of mine called me up and said he has a 40-50 year old 6.5 fluid ounce Coca-Cola bottle (green tint) that is sealed and has been bottled with a straw from Rochester, New York. He said his father got it from the old St. Louis, MO Keil Center which is now long gone. I've been trying to find an estimated value online for a few days now with no luck. However on eBay.com I did find a different bottle with a straw from apporx. 1974 and the seller says it was a mistake and that his father called Coke and they sent someone out to try and get it back from him because it was a mistake but his father wouldn't let it go. This person is trying to auction his with an opening bid around $10,000.00 which I think is a little out there. I emailed him hoping to get some information but no luck. Anyway, thanks in advance and/or sorry to bother you! -Michael Allen

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From: Ethan raven8

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question About a Bottle

Date: 08/17/2005 8:05:14 PM

 First off you have a great site. The Bottle is lite green, it stands 6 1/2 inches Tall and 5 1/ 2 inches Wide. There are no seams on the bottle at all. I checked with your page on lips and can't seem to find this one there. The Lip seems to be rolled and is very uneven and the opening is not perfectly round. The base looks like a Open Pontil. The bottle seems to be hand blown and has many bubbles in it and just a few chips on the bottom. There is an applied Seal on the bottle near the neck. the seal has the number 4 then a line under it and the letters AA around the edge of the seal are small dots, like a chain of dots. I have search and search for some info on this bottle but can't find anything for sure. I would love to know its age and History, and if possible who is AA. I have enclosed some Pictures i'm sorry they are not very sharp. I'm working on getting some good pics of the seal and base. Also I found this bottle in a old home that was being torn down. Thank you very much Allen Flanagan 

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From: Linda Prosak dl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Decantor with blue ship

Date: 08/17/2005 8:48:01 PM

 Content-Id: Content-Disposition: inline Hi Digger, I have attached pictures of this bottle. You can clearly see the front but the back is difficult to see. There is a raised picture of a very large windmill above what appears to be farm buildings with trees. On the bottom also in raised letters and in a circle around the oval is --- FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE. In the center of the bottom is D-334 and below that are the numbers spread out.... 119 1 63 The bottle is in perfect condition. It measure in height 11 inches without the cork and 13 inches with the cork. The widest part of the bottle is 4 3/4 inches. The top of the bottle has a 1/4 inch flat ridge. The glass resemble milk glass but is not pure white. It has a very slight tint of blue - almost as if they put one drop of the blue from the ship into white. I would like to know the age, what came in this bottle, the value and any history. Thank you! Linda Prosak

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From: ruth king timpk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: milky white ponds cream jars and 1959 glass pepsi cola bottle.

Date: 08/17/2005 11:38:48 PM

 I found an old 1959 pepsi cola glass bottle next to the railroad tracks in Spring Creek PA. It has one small chip at the top from the bottle opener. It is in perfect condition other than that. The pepsi cola is stamped right in the bottle at the top with a design in between each set of pepsi cola stampings all the way around the bottle. It is 8 1/2 inches tall. The bottom reads as follows. DES PAT 120 277 14 8 54 5 23 with a chinese symbol in between the two numbers L - 804 I dug up 3 ponds cream bottles outside of Frewsburg NY with a dozer. They are really thick milky white glass bottles. The bottoms read as following. 1- 8 = 1 3/4 INCHES TALL WOODBURY 12 L with a c overlapping the L 2- POND'S 12

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From: Tonershayter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: HELP

Date: 08/17/2005 9:49:15 PM

 Hi, i really don't collect bottle, but i've just got a box at an auction and there was a bottle i liked in it. I can't find out if it worth anything. On the bottom it say's s a orvin (at the top) beneath that it say's made in tarragona spain. It has a pale green cast and on the front it has a circle with something that looks like a coat of armor sign inside the circle. On the shield it has s a orvin. If you could tell me were to find any info. Or value i will appreciated it. Thank you, sheila (ohio)

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From: Jeff

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: milk bottles

Date: 08/18/2005 7:14:45 AM

 Hi, I do Archaeology Digs in Lancaster / York / Harrisburg in Pennsylvania. We Recently dug a pit in Columbia Pa. and there was at least 300 milks in this pit, All the same size and same name. There all painted milks, called ( Home Town Dairy - Columbia Pa. ) Is there anyway you can check into these as far as a price? Hope to hear from you soon Jeff

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Subject: hello Dear digger, what a cool web site and newsletter you have. I have found the old bottle dump at my 1823 farm house. It is loaded with bottles. And your site has helped me to determine their worth. Thanks for providing such a service. I have some bottles that you haven't information about. I will get these photos and details to you very soon. Thanks again. And by the way, do you make house calls or more accurately bottle dump calls?

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From: Harmon Joll

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Information on bottles/products of Purity Tonic and Extract Co., Chattanooga, TN

Date: 08/18/2005 9:14:26 PM

 Hello, I came across your Web site while researching an old Chattanooga, TN - based company. I'm a local history writer for The Chattanoogan.com (www.chattanoogan.com/memories). I'm researching the history of the Purity Tonic and Extract Company, which was organized in response to Tennessee's probition act of 1910. Purity bottled these drinks: Poinsetta, a "near-beer," Cidrola, and Reif's Special (in honor of the founder). I've seen questions on your Web site about the Poinsetta and Reif's. Do you have pictures of their bottles that I could use with my article, and do you know any information on the Purity company?

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From: Mstidybowlady

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: strange box

Date: 08/18/2005 6:04:47 PM

 Dear Digger, I bought a small box at an auction tonight and after getting it home I began going through it. I found what I thought was a small box of matches, however after getting my glasses on I discovered it was not. It is a small match box size box that is marked Old Quaker brand straight whiskey 90 proof Lawrenceburg, Ind. It is still sealed with cellophane and I would like to know if you know what is in it. When I shake it, it is something small but solid. I don't want to break the seal if I don't have too. Can you help? Could it be a sample of Old Quaker Whiskey?

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From: Mstidybowlady

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: re:box

Date: 08/19/2005 1:38:01 AM

 Digger in my previous e mail I asked about a box and its contents. Could they be razor blades? I realize you work with bottles, but I thought since it seemed to be connected with the ad on box you might know. Hope I'm not bothering you. TKS JOY

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From: Isabel Duarte

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whisky 1910

Date: 08/19/2005 11:00:46 AM

 good afternoon I'd like to know( I'm not sure if you can answer me about this) how much is worth a bottle with whisky from 1910 White Horse Beside this one, I've have another one of Constatntino port wine from 1910 too Thank you if you can answer me or indicate me someone who knows Regards Isabel Duarte Catulo ONITELECOM - DOP/PLN/PGM

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From: Bloomsburyinn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gin bottle

Date: 08/19/2005 7:36:10 AM

 I recently purchased an 1849 historical home in Camden SC. During the renovation, we found a Gilbey bottle -- empty --, and I am seeking the age of the bottle. The clear 1/2 pint bottle with a silver screw top has an unreadable diamond label on the front and the back of the bottle features (made into the glass): federal law forbids ale or re-use of this bottle; full 1/2 pint; J&A Gilbey Ltd.; gin; on the bottom of the bottle are two sets of numbers 8808 and 60-52. In addition, there is a SC liquor tax stamp for 17C on the bottle. I would really appreciate any information you can provide. Katherine Brown Camden SC

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From: WebFi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pacific Glass Co.

Date: 08/19/2005 1:03:34 PM

 Hi Digger. I love your Site! I'm not a collector but really enjoy having old glass around me. The question I have is not exactly about bottles, but I'm thinking you've become the best bottle expert because you understand glass and glass manufacturers. Here's my problem. I found an 1838 large round glass framed mirror in the trash at a yard sale. Someone tossed it because the frame was aged, but the glass is just fine. The backstamp on the black/silvered backside is still legible and says, Pacific Glass Co March 18 1838 Los Angeles Cal When I put these search terms into Google, I either come up with a place in San Francisco or get linked to Illinois-Pacific Glass co. What do you think I have, is it related to Illinois-Pacific glass, is it worth fixing up the frame. Or can you refer me? Thanks much, Lost in Los Angeles

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From: janie essex

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about bottle

Date: 08/19/2005 3:07:01 PM

Hi Digger. I have an aqua colored bottle saying (on front): "CHAS. HARRIS 141 BRUNSWICK ST. JERSEY CITY N.J." on back: "REGISTERED NOT TO BE SOLD" Any idea if it's worth anything or how old it is? I can't find any info about this company online. Pictures are attached. Thanks, Janie

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From: melody steve

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 08/19/2005 6:42:33 PM

 I have a bottle of sodiphene antiseptic it's about a quarter of the way full. It says first aid for the family around the neck of the bottle and says the sodiphene co kansas city mo on the bottom I believe it may be from the early 20"s could you please let me know thank you

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From: BRUCESparta

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: nursing bottle

Date: 08/19/2005 7:12:56 PM

 Hi, I'm not use to computers. I am using my sons. I have a question concerning an old nursing bottle I found buried in an old dump sight along the Flat River just north of Lowell, Michigan about 10 years ago. I would like to know some history if possible, if it has any worth, and if you would know who might be interested in such a bottle if it is something someone would be interested in. It is an old nursing bottle with the Michigan state seal on it. It is not a complete unit. The stopper and such is missing, but the bottle is in excellent shape. It is oval with a flat back and the neck of the bottle is tipped slightly up. It does have a seam running around the outside perimeter. The seal design is almost as big as the front of the bottle. In the middle of the seal in small letters are the letters "WAC". In larger letters it reads, MICHIGAN TRADE wac MARK Nursing Bottle This is all incorporated in the Michigan seal design. Unfortunately, I do not have a picture available at this time. Although, I may be able to have a friend produce one for me if there is further interest. Thank you for your time and your expertise. Curiously, Bruce

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From: Bgsmith1313

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ask digger

Date: 08/20/2005 5:46:02 AM

 my bottle has 1 through 8 on one side. the other side has what looks like a place for a thermometer. it's indented.. the bottle is rounded on two sides and flat on two sides. It once held a cork stopper. I can make out what appears to be E5ELE&CO.SEVILLE. TENN MADE IN USA

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From: C Mitchell uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: parfait amour

Date: 08/20/2005 3:07:43 PM

 dear digger, I seem to recall from 20 years ago or so seeing in all the bars in barcelona - where I used to live - fabulous rounded bottles of Parfait Amour. I am trying to find out if I had had too much absinthe or not and if not where I may find an old bottle - full/empty ...doesn't really matter. many thanks for your help. Claiborne, London

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From: Mary Kossbiel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: houston club bottle

Date: 08/20/2005 6:40:15 PM

 I would appreciate if you could tell us about a brown bottle that has Houston club , ginger ale. The bottom of the bottle has 676 duraglas, the ginger ale is still in it. thank you. the St. Vincent de Paul store. I would appreciate if you could tell us about a brown bottle that has Houston club , ginger ale. The bottom of the bottle has 676 duraglas, the ginger ale is still in it. thank you. the St. Vincent ; de Paul store.

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From: Jacquie cjvid

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 08/20/2005 7:12:18 PM

 I have a 1776 tiffany decanter with bag & box filled with Seagram’s that is said to be 100 year old liquor, can you please tell me what it is worth? Thank you, Jacquie

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From: lordondc

Date: 01/09/05 11:09:35

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old display bottle Recently my boss retired from the package store business after fifty years. I now have an old display bottle that is amber colored glass it is about 3 ft. tall it says Old OverHolt straight rye whiskey and is signed by A. OverHolt @co. is this bottle worth anything? Lori Goodall

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From: GScott

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 08/21/2005 1:17:13 PM

 Hello, My name is George and I am trying to find out what the whiskey I found in my house is. I had new walls put in the bathroom and in between the Studs was this bottle of whiskey. The label has all but vanished. But you can see the word whiskey, ??? proof, ??? brand, tled in Bond, merchants distillery inc, Indiana, it has a black twist cap(never removed). Around the top of the bottle is embossed Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. Around the bottom of the bottle is embossed 5 times 4/5 quart. Any help you could give would be appreciated. Also on the bottom of the bottle is embossed in the center of the bottom is R-811, around the edge of the bottom is embossed the number 84, the letters LM with a circle around it, and 50. Also around the bottom edge is a single embossed number 5. Thanks Again, George Thanks, George

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From: GScott

To:gscottgscott ] Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2005 11:17 AM

 

To: 'jaok20@bottlebooks.com'

Subject: Whiskey found in bathtub wall of my house that was built in 1921 Hello, My name is George and I am trying to find out what the whiskey I found in my house is. I had new walls put in the bathroom and in between the Studs was this bottle of whiskey. The label has all but vanished. But you can see the word whiskey, ??? proof, ??? brand, tled in Bond, merchants distillery inc, Indiana, it has a black twist cap(never removed). Around the top of the bottle is embossed Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. Around the bottom of the bottle is embossed 5 times 4/5 quart. Any help you could give would be appreciated. Also on the bottom of the bottle is embossed in the center of the bottom is R-811, around the edge of the bottom is embossed the number 84, the letters LM with a circle around it, and 50. Also around the bottom edge is a single embossed number 5. Thanks Again, George

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From: Patrishea

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 08/21/2005 10:59:09 AM

 dear digger I found a brown bottle of a man carrying a large fish can you help?

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From: Winter2002

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: canning jars

Date: 08/21/2005 8:57:51 PM

 I found some canning jars in the basement of our house. The house was built in 1865, I know the jars aren't that old but was wondering if you had any idea of their age and value. I have two that are blue glass and have: Trademark Banner W M Warranties Both have blue lids I also have another blue jar with blue lid: Trademark Banner Wide Mouth And lastly, Blue glas with clear lid Lustre R. E. Tongue $ Bros Co. Inc Phila thank you in advance for your time

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From: Mike Pessa

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old pottery bottle

Date: 08/21/2005 8:23:24 PM

 Sir. I had found an old pottery bottle and was curious about it .Maybe you could shed some light on it.It stands 10 inches high and is brownish in color. The name on it says as follows:. J TREOUS STONE BOTTLES , J BOURNE & SON, PATENTEES,Derby & Codnor Park Potteries Near Derby P& J ARNOLD LONDON. I found it while doing some excavation on an old house built in the 1700 in Yarmouthport Mass on cape Cod. Thankyou Mike Pessa

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From: KELLY

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: thick glass ash tray nuline nj

Date: 08/21/2005 9:11:18 PM

 hi, id like to know if you have any info on a heavy thick foggy glass ash tray I have. I have no clue if it's worth anything can you help me? looks like maybe a cigar ash tray, a hart with a bird in the middle on the bottom, in real good condition. stamped  nuline nj. no date. picked it up at a yard sale about 9 yrs. ago. thanks much ..kelly

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From: mama5

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: skull bottle inquiry

Date: 08/21/2005 9:28:13 PM

 I have three cobalt blue skull head bottles like the ones you have on your site. The small one has a date of june 26,1894.I have two big ones and one small one ( not in perfect condition). They have a small chip on the top of them. My grandfather also has the set of three (small, medium and large) in perfect condition. I would really appreciate it if you could tell me the history behind them, and also how much they are worth as of today. Thank you very much, I will look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Jason and Nadia

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From: Sheri Sharp

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Clear Fish Bottles

Date: 08/21/2005 11:45:06 PM

 Good evening Mr. Odell, We have recently come across two fish bottles that look exactly like the Eli Lilly amber cod liver oil bottles- but they are clear glass. One measures 8 3/8" and has an F and Made 1898 and a 1 and 609 on the bottom. The other measures 6 1/4" and has nothing on the bottom. Both are the cork top style. Any ideas about these bottles? We would assume Fairmount Glass- but didn't know if these were the original prototypes for the later Lilly amber bottles? Thank you for your time.. Sincerely, Sheri

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From: Carole Lanham

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE:

Date: 08/22/2005 9:15:30 AM

 Dear Digger, I am writing about a Martell Cognac bottle that my parents had stashed in their wet bar since at least the 1970s. There's no date on it but, one night, when I was a stupid teenager, my friends and I came up with the moronic idea to drain this particular bottle. When I tried to replace it at a liquor store, I was told a new bottle of the same brand cost ninety bucks. The guy at the store told me that this was not a new bottle and probably worth some money. In a panic, my devious delinquent friends and I replaced the contents with some nine dollar stuff - a lot of money for us at the time - then sealed it back up. It has a metal lid that opens on a clasp. There is an old red seal of some sort on the bottle just bellow the neck with a number on it; 5281. The contents were drank during the early 80s. Ironically, the bottle was given to me by my parents a few years ago though I have never confessed to them my own history with this cognac. To make matters further disgusting - I'll admit to you that we drank the stuff mixed with Pepsi. This probably isn't much information to go on but I came across your site while doing research for a novel and thought I'd ask about the bottle. Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you - Carole Lanham clanham

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From: susan mcfadden

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: sam thompson old monongahela rye 1844

Date: 08/22/2005 9:21:02 AM

 my husband was cleaning a chimney and came across this whiskey bottle sam thompson old monongahela rye 1844 this bottle is mint the labels on it our in perfect condition and it even has a tag on the back of prohibition signed in pencil by mary regan would you know what this historical bottle would be worth it definitely should be in a museum.. susan
 sorry dont have camera to take photo.. please reply asap..

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From: kelly hoover

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: need help

Date: 08/22/2005 10:59:03 AM

I need help identifying this bottle. got any ideas of where it came from or how much it is worth? Kelly

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From: mhatte

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question on a bottle

Date: 08/22/2005 11:56:37 AM

 I recently bought a bottle that I just got because I thought it was fun, but would like to find out if it has any significance or value. I bought it from an old guy in his little antique shop filled with some really neat old stuff ! The price sticker on the bottom was so old and faded, it had to have been on there for at least 20 years. It was marked $5.00, he said he thought it was $15.00, so I gave him $10.00, so he didn't think I was trying to rob him !! (He has bad eyes !) Anyway, if you know anything I'd appreciate some info ! It's clear glass with a very slight green tint (from age ?), it's round - shaped like a wine bottle, about 12 inches tall, has a wire and metal hinged closure (rusted) with the old rubber stop (that's so dried out, I won't try to open it !) And embossed on it, it says "THIS BOTTLE NOT TO BE SOLD" and on the other side is an embossed oval circle, like it's for a label to be placed there. No other markings. Thanks for your help !! Karol Hatten

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From: Moyer, Cindy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: E.A. Buck & Co., Boston

Date: 08/22/2005 12:15:27 PM

 Digger, I've just purchased an old crock jug marked "E.A. Buck & Co., 14 Blackstone Street, Boston" which has been painted with a Maine lighthouse/coastal scene. Wondering if you can give me any history on E. A. Buck. It seems it could have been made in the 1800s although I'm unable to find any info. I suspect it's difficult to assign a dollar value to a painted jug but I'd appreciate your insight. Thanks.

 

To: Moyer, Cindy L.

Subject: Re: E.A. Buck & Co., Boston It might be worth as much as folk art as pottery. You do not say whether the jug is stamped or transfer design under the glaze stamped would be more and earlier. can’t say much without seeing the shape funnel top late less value $100 at least Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: sales

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old wine bottle

Date: 08/22/2005 12:34:42 PM

 Aloha, I was just looking on line to find out about crooked wine bottles. I opened a 1966 Chateauneuf du Pape last night that I inherited - it was still good, unbelievably - but we were very curious about the shape of the bottle - it's like it's caved in one on side of the neck, making it crooked. Any thoughts on this? Thanks, Michele

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From: Donald Vann

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Duraglas bottle

Date: 08/22/2005 1:52:19 PM

 Dear Sir: We have an old 1/2 pint milk bottle. The markings on the bottle have these words & symbols. Mayflower pasteurized DAIRY PRODUCTS Embossed (?) picture of a man in a boat with a sail bearing the letter M. On the bottom there is the number 18 ? or 19 ? then the outline of a an elongated diamond overlaying an oval then the number 46. On the opposite side of the bottom is the word Duraglas. Can you tell me anything about this bottle. Thank You, Don Vann

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From: Jay M. Shultz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 08/22/2005 4:25:01 PM

HI!, I was looking on your site and found this posting exchange. I wanted to buy this bottle from the owner who sent you the message, but his email is not listed. Can you facilitate this transaction by giving me their contact info? Also, if you know where I can get more bottles with Jewish Stars of David on them, I would be happy to buy them from you! and if you are interested, I can email you pics of some interesting items in my Judaica bottle collection. THANKS -Jay

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From: "Bruce Creswell"

To: Digger Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 10:05 AM

Subject: HARTWIG KANTOROWICZ BOTTLE I bought a green bottle at a garage sale, and would like to know something about it and it's worth. It is 10 1/2" tall and has wrapping around the top with a red stripe around the top and bottom of the wrapping. It is a gin shaped bottle with Hartwig Kantorowicz, then a jewish star in the center, then Posen, Berlin, Hamburg, Germany. On the back it has a circle with a bow above it, all of this is embossed. I hope with this you can tell me a little about it. Thank you.. . Kelly Creswell

Subject: Re: HARTWIG KANTOROWICZ BOTTLE

Date: 23-10-2003 hopes this helps Kelly Digger wrote: Sounds like you made a good buy. it is probably old and without looking it up I am not sure of a price but it is a German bitters. There are many different ones listed send a pix I'll see if I can find a price. ----- Original Message -----

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From: Mcginnis,

To: 'jaok20@bottlebooks.com'

Subject: Burnett Bottles

Date: 08/22/2005 5:57:24 PM

 In the process of digging the foundation for our home three years ago in Portland, Oregon, two little brown bottles, one with a metal lid still intact, were unearthed. On the bottom in raised lettering, "Burnett - Boston" and the bottles are about 4-1/2" tall. They look like little vanilla extract bottles. Just wondered if you knew what years these were manufactured? Thank you. Donna McGinnis

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From: Lindaetoile

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: DECANTERS

Date: 08/22/2005 3:29:57 PM

 hi i have over 300 unseal and full liqueur decanters starting in the 1930 do you know any one that might be interest in buying can't find or don't know how to find any one on the enter net thank you anyway if you can or can't help me linda

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From: gregandmoira

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Green Eagle Bottle

Date: 08/22/2005 9:30:22 PM

 Hi I have a Bottle and I'm wondering if it's worth anything. I have a small image attached that I found on-line. It is a complete Eagle with the removable top that's the Eagle's head. I would say it's 8-10 inches tall. It really has some nice detailing for the feathers and a fully ribbed neck. It has no markings at all. Thanks in advance. Greg Upstate, NY

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From: Jo Campbell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: carter's bottle

Date: 08/22/2005 7:58:35 PM

 Hello, my name is Jo Campbell and I am from Australia. I have recently dug up some bottles that are about 120 years old (approx) with the name Carter's on the bottom. What do you know about this label. I am a high school history teacher and have brought the bottles in to show my students, I would love to be able to tell them something about Carter's. The little research I have conducted indicates that it was an ink bottle brand. Thanking you Jo

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From: ellie wells

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gold Coating

Date: 08/22/2005 11:03:35 PM

 Dear Digger, I have just recently come across some incomplete aqua wine bottles from a trash pit in an old (1600s) Spanish missionary site on Guam and the glass fragments have a shiny gold-color coating on all surfaces, - interior, exterior and broken edges. It appears as if some underground chemical action caused this deposit to come about. I have never seen this before but maybe you have come across it. It is not opalization but it isn't paint either. Any information you could pass on to me regarding this underground shiny gold-colored coating process would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Eleanor

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From: Rita Johnson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: duraglass kerosene jug / gal. milk jug, old bottle

Date: 08/23/2005 12:07:48 AM

 I have a one gallon glass milk jug with a wire handle. On one side is imprinted liquid, another side is one gallon, on another is registered, and on the other side is sealed LG G739-7 (I am really not sure the second G is a G. It is different from the other G). An on the bottom is either a 19 or 61. I also have a one gallon kerosene jug. It has a metal banding around the middle with an attached handle, with a screw on lid that has a spring loaded spicket(?). It has the number 2567 on the side. And by the way, I got this bottle back in the 70's when a store was selling out. I paid $.59 for it and the price is still on there with a black marking pencil. I have a Dr. W.B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin bottle, light green in color, although transparent. On one side it has Monticello Illinois and on the other side is Pepsin Syrup Company. My question is do I have anything of any value? I would appreciate it if you could let me know. Thanks, Rita Johnson

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From: John Alexander

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Inquiry about S.C. Johnson & Son High seas Condition After Shave bottle

Date: 08/23/2005 7:41:58 AM

 I found a S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. Racine Wis.53403. 4 oz. High Seas Conditioning After Shave glass bottle with cork stopper, and inside label. Is it worth anything? Thanks John A.

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From: Robin Moldenhauer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: IM000203

Date: 08/23/2005 11:23:22 AM

 Digger, This small glass bottle was found at a creamery in an attic. I was told it was possibly a 3/4 oz. cream holder for coffee delivered to restaurants?? It has 2-5 on the bottom and an A with a outline around it. Any ideas?? Thanks Robin 

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From: Clara Ahrens

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I found a bottle

Date: 08/23/2005 11:39:21 AM

 Hi I found a wine bottle that says Produced and Bottled by Girolamo Luxardo Padova, Italy and it has a Mercede or Mercedes Clock in the middle of the bottle, I am sending picture and I hope you can give me an idea where to start looking for the value (if any value). Thank You Clara Ahrens -- 

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From: Kris Harrison

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: peruna bottle

Date: 08/23/2005 3:21:33 PM

 I'm looking for a Peruna bottle that has a label in good shape - I'd like to purchase the actual bottle but I'm also looking for even just an image of it. can you point me in the right direction? thanks Kris

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From: JaeBird376

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle I found..

Date: 08/23/2005 1:40:32 PM

 Hello.. I found an old bottle on the beach and I was wondering if you can tell me something about it. It is a dark green 6 oz glass bottle and it says "Broadway Dry trademark ginger ale. The words Broadway Dry are written in script. on the bottom of the bottle it says New York. Around the bottom half of the bottle are buildings that go around the entire bottle. it is a very pretty bottle and is in relatively good shape. There are a few pieces missing but they are very smooth due to the time it spent in the ocean. I do not have a picture of it on my computer. If there is anything you can tell me about this bottle or the company it came from or about how old it is..I would appreciate it very much. Any info would be appreciated. All I know is that I have never seen this bottle in any store. God knows how long its been floating around in the ocean. I am also not able to find any info about it on the web. Thanks in advance for your time.. Jennifer _

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From: susan mcfadden

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: sam thompson 1897 bottle

Date: 08/24/2005 6:44:35 AM

 dear sir 3 years ago my husband was cleaning a chimney and came across some bottles I have 4 whiskey bottles the Sam Thompson is I am speaking about is nice the bottle is a 1/2 pint est 1844 west Brownsville pa Sam Thompson distillery made 1907 sold spring 1913 it has the tax sticker still on it the cork top is glass on the back the the round tag which looks every bit colonial era say: caution notice. this bottle has been filled and stamped under the provisions of the act of congress approved march 3 1897 entitled an act to allow the bottling of distilled spirits un bond any person who shall reuse this bottle for the purpose of containing distilled spirits without removing and destroying the stamp affixed to this bottle will bi liable for each offence to a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars and to imprisonment for not more tan two years. underneath that is another tag that says withdraw from a package of inventoried under act of congress october 3 1917 serial no date 10 22 17 23rd district of Pennsylvania Mary Regan can you please help me find some info on this sincerely

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From: matt myers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 08/24/2005 10:52:00 AM

 here are some old bottle I like to know how old they are and if it is a rare bottle or not what it's value is here is 5 pic the one from Baltimore is the one interest me the most thank you matt myers

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From: Yvette Dean

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: green bottle

Date: 08/24/2005 12:23:52 PM

 HI, I found a green tinted bottle. It's embossed with "this bottle not to be sold" and "B. F. Haley, Biddeford, Me". Know anything about it? Thanks. Yvette Dean

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From: MARY REED

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Smile bottle

Date: 08/24/2005 7:06:41 PM

 Digger I have in a "smile" bottle that I would like some info on. I would like to know the age and the value. It is a 6 1/2 fl. oz. pop bottle, the seam runs up over the lip, the base of the neck bulbs out and Smile (in cursive letters) run through the center of the bulb on opposite sides. The bulb curves back in at about the 1/3 of the way down the bottle. At the base of the bulb are lines that flare out to being even with the middle of the bulb. Making the base of the bottle 10 sided. Just below the lip of the bottle is a "G" and the number "70" on the opposite side. On the bottom of the bottle is a very big "B". At the base of the bottle it says "CON. 6 1/2 fl.oz.". Basically it is sort of shaped like the Taj Mahal. Can you help me with any information on this bottle
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From: Terri H

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: FOUR ROSES WHISKEY BOTTLE

Date: 08/24/2005 7:38:35 PM

 hi, i have a one pint, am

ber in color, four roses whiskey bottle. on the bottle is a metal label that says, four roses,a blend of straight whiskey, Frankfort distilleries incorporated, Baltimore, Maryland. the label also has four red roses in the upper left corner. all the letters and the roses are raised. it also states that it is 94 proof. the label is located towards the top of the bottle but the rest of the bottle has roses , as part of the glass, but raised, also am

ber. they seem to be part of the original cast. on the back in raised letters it says federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle, this is at the top. at the bottom it has in the middle the letter d followed by 11 and under that is says buy this bottle only in tin top sealed carton. there is also a place for a larger label on the back, but the label is missing. the bottom it says t.m. reg us patent. then there is the number 56 followed by what looks like a big o with a point on either side, something like this, o followed by a 4 then pat. pending. the only other thing i can tell you is that the top has a cork in it. i have no idea as of the age of the bottle, but i have had it for 36 years and the i found it when i purchased this house, and the house had set empty for 5 years before i bought it. can you find out its age and worth for me? i am

 new on the computer and not sure i can get back to your site. thank you for your time and help

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From: jarrod rummel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Spohn's Compound

Date: 08/24/2005 8:17:39 PM

 Sir I have a bottle that says Spohn's Compound Spohn Medical Company Goshen, Indiana USA on it I have no information on it and would like to know the value and such significant information, if possible.

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From: Robert C. Michelson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about bottle found in fireplace

Date: 08/25/2005 1:45:28 AM

 Dear Digger, I am not a bottle collector (at least until now). I have an old chimney ruin and a hand-dug well on my property in Jasper Georgia (about 50 miles North of Atlanta). Today I decided to dig out the rubble in the chimney to see what I could find. Under about two feet of clay and fallen in rock, I got down to the charcoal from the last fire that burned there. Beneath that was white ash that had ossified. All of this was above a thin stone base. The clay beneath the base stones has been baked by the heat of the fires. The only artifacts that apparently were thrown in that last fire and not consumed were an iron nail, an unidentifiable blob of rusted iron about the size of a Mars bar, and an old bottle. Old Chimney with mantle stone in front prior to excavation:  The bottle is exactly 5 inches long, 0.95 inches in diameter, with a mouth lip of 0.75 inches and an opening of 0.4 inches. There is no embossing on the bottle.  The bottle has a patina and either mold marks (not mold lines) or micro fractures that can be seen in the photo below. This could be due to the heat of the fire, but it looks like a manufacturing artifact to me. The bottle is actually not completely straight, but has a slight bend along its long axis. There are mold lines up both sides of the bottle, but they stop before the lip.  The fact that the mold lines stop indicates to me that the lip was an add-on and that the bottle was not mass produced in a single operation.  The flat lip at the top is irregular (poorly made) in that it is not of uniform thickness (note angle differences in photo). I don't think that this is chipping, it looks more like an irregularity in the manufacturing process. Note that there are "cuts" around the lip.  The base of the bottle is smooth and concave. You can also see that the type of glass is slightly green, although I don't think this is intentional coloring, but rather the composition of the glass used, and is independent of the patina.  My guess is that this is some sort of medicine bottle. The history of the area in which it was found is that the land has been fallow for probably 60 pr 70 years. It is now forested with large hardwoods in this age range and older (maybe up to 100 years in some cases). Some terracing and old roads can be detected in the woods, indicating that this chimney may have been associated with share croppers, or slaves who farmed small areas. There is a hand-dug well 5 feet in diameter within about 20 feet of this chimney. There are some pits (2) nearby, but there is no evidence of a house being there, and if it were, it would have been quite small. The well has hand holes on both sides at intervals of about 4 feet, going down about 30 feet. Two curious things are: I don't see any mounds or trailings from the hand-digging of this well. Second, the chimney has fallen in on itself with flat rocks scattered around and inside (obviously AFTER someone threw the bottle into it), but it is filled with clay like someone threw the chimney stones inside and filled it with dirt as the stones were thrown in because there is a mixture to a depth of about 2 feet. I can't imagine why anyone would throw in the dirt. I digress.

 

There was not much Civil War activity here and apparently Sherman's troops bypassed this area. This is on the side of Talley Mountain, something that easier to march around than over. During or prior to the Civil War, the Cherokee Indians were civilized farmers in the area before they were run out in the "trail of tears" (some hid in these mountains). And prior to that, the Cherokee roamed freely through the area. They apparently maintained ovens for baking bread. This might not be a chimney, but might be an old Cherokee oven, however I haven't been able to find a resource that shows what a Cherokee Indian oven looked like. So, if this is a medicine bottle (?), it was probably thrown into the fire place (or oven) by a Cherokee Indian, a Cherokee refugee, a Cherokee farmer, a slave, a share cropper, or someone more recent who was passing by. My question for you pertains to your best guess at the age of the bottle, as this will give me clues as to who occupied the land and used this chimney. Also, I guess it would be nice to know the relative worth of something like this. Thanks, Robert A

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From: Darnell Harris

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wing fung hung half pint

Date: 08/25/2005 2:22:02 AM

 greetings friend, I have the same half pint pottery piece as john cirille with "federal law prohibits sale or reuse of this bottle", marked on bottom wing fund hung china, can you tell me anything about it. darnell harris 9-25- 2005 greetings friend, I have the same half pint pottery piece as john cirille with "federal law prohibits sale or reuse of this bottle", marked on bottom wing fund hung china, can you tell me anything about it. darnell harris 9-25- 2005

 

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From: rosiewow .nz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Capodimonte-Frangelico Liqueur bottle

Date: 08/25/2005 3:28:55 AM

 Hello Digger, I have an Italian Made Frangelico Liqueur Bottle - Monk holding a straw hat. It is Empty! Limited Edition. What is it worth...any info. will be much appreciated. Thanks.

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Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 17:43:54 -0700 (PDT)

From: alindsey2000 alindsey2000

Subject: Bottle I found Interesting, Hope you can help

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Hey Digger? Just found your site and hope you can help me shed light on if I have found anything of value. Bottle is 6" light aqua/green octagon with w/1 3/4" rounded to looks like cork went into at top. Marking on bottom says large looking T with two crossbars with letters C and O on each side of bottom T looking symbol. Also says Japan H 3? Any wisdom on this. Each octagon is 7/8" and glass looks aged with several air bubbles. God bless you! Alana God bless you! Alana

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From: Wayne Elliott

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Moses Atwood bitters bottle

Date: 08/25/2005 9:12:27 AM

 Hi. I have an aqua 12-sided Atwood's Jaundice Bitters bottle, formerly made by Moses Atwood, Georgetown, Mass. It is 6" tall and has a triangular shaped mark on the bottom. Could you tell me the value and age of this bottle? Thanks! S.E., Delaware 

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From: joseph miesbauer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old pepsi and mountain dew bottles

Date: 08/25/2005 9:25:05 AM

 My brother found some old bottles in an old dump sight. They are10oz. pepsi and mountain dew bottles. what kind od info do you need to let me know if they are worth anything? They are worth a ton sentimentally. I am 42 and my brother is 50 and we have never seen a bottle like this before. Lorraine

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From: Stan Robb

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Nesbitt's flavors

Date: 08/25/2005 9:42:14 AM

 Can you tell me what flavor sodas Nesbitt's has bottled?

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From: Carin Seadler

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ever hear of old witch

Date: 08/25/2005 10:58:06 PM

 maybe whiskey...clear..squarish with concave sides with ribbing in the curves...it only says old witch...stands about 12"...thanks....Peter

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From: Tammy Fish

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whisky Decanter

Date: 08/26/2005 11:23:52 AM

 Hello Digger, I was wondering if you could give me an idea what my collector 1976 Early Time-American Revolution Bicentennial Georgia is worth. Thank you, Tammy South Bend, Indiana
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From: MARIO KIAKOWSKI

To: JAOK20@BOTTLEBOOKS.COM

Subject: James duncan bottle

Date: 08/26/2005 12:30:27 PM

 Your bottle came from james duncan lemonade factory drip road raploch stirling scotland, I know this, as a boy I boarded the bus for school at this factory gates on 1964. he also had a place called james duncan in broad street stirling (1927), this was a big ale brewary owned by the burden family next to the old tolbooth. When the started to increase the tax on ale many ale brewers moved to producing ginger beer, lemonade and so on. When janes duncan died the business was taken over by his son hamish. the factory was then taken over by one of the big lemonade companies. http://members.tripod.com/~CunninghamC/Historic_Stirling_Intro_3/Top_of_Town_3.htm hope this helps and if you need any other information please ask
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From: Vanporthistory

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mohawk Liqueurs

Date: 08/26/2005 9:27:00 AM

 I was curious about the worth of a bottle that we dug up. It's a one pint bottle with an embossed Indian head in the middle with MOHAWK LIQUEURS around it. the screw on cap is brown with the same Indian and writing. The number on the bottom of the bottle is R 4 56-7. The numbers under the cap are 1166 84 or B4 not sure. can you help please. Thank you, elmeano2003 Ginna

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From: Tim

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 08/26/2005 3:08:42 PM

 Hi, thanks your website has been very useful. I have a bottle that I dug about 25 years ago in Pa., it's from an aged dump. It is amber, a blob top, embossed Anderton in fluid script as if written. The bottom bears what appears to be the Anchor Hocking trademark inside a shield. It' is 11 1/2 in. tall and 3 1/4 in across the base. can you tell me anything about it. thanks Tim Lyautey

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From: BRDennis1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Follow up to another question

Date: 08/26/2005 12:39:53 PM

 Dear Digger, I was researching my own bottle when I ran across your site and the following question: "I have a Frankfort Distilleries, Inc. bottle with metal screw cap. Markings on bottle are ‘ONE PINT’, picture of colonial patriots (bust and one individual) and ship. Bottom of bottle marked with DES.PAT.73096 and some weird symbol. If you can date and value this bottle I would really appreciate, I’m am not a collector but found the bottle while hunting in NC. Thank you, Ron Hunt" I have the same bottle. I can't find your answer to Ron. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? It came from a farm in Central Alabama. Brenda

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From: Craig Blazejowski

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle

Date: 08/27/2005 7:48:54 PM

 Digger, I discovered a bottle while I was rebuilding a stone wall. I live in MA. The bottle is 12" high and appears to be a whiskey bottle. At the top it states Federal Law Forbids Sale or Resale of This Bottle. In the middle of the bottle is an etched picture of a man with glasses. On the left of the of the picture appears to be a factory or town and on the left is a barn. There are pieces of wheat etched on both sides of the pictures. On the bottom of the bottle are names in cursive, Wiliam T Hilken, Harry E Ailken JR and a third I can't figure out. On the underside of the bottle appears as: D-9 67 an anchor 8 M-32-48 B If you can provide me any information that would be huge. I appreciate your assistance. Thank You. Craig Blazejowski

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From: a_f_h

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Nathen Tucker MD Specific bottle

Date: 08/26/2005 9:44:03 PM

 Sorry Digger just a quick question/direction I have dug a Specific bottle: 4" height , 11/4 round bottom, lip is tooled and bottle is blown in mold.. seam up to just past shoulder , embossing reads: Nathan Tucker MD circular, then a 5 point star with looks like a early American shield emblem, SPECIFIC , For Asthma Hey Fever , and all Catarrhal, Diseases of the respiratory organs.......all , represent next line....clear glass any ideas...thanks fellow digger....Angela

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From: Glenna Pless

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question worth on a decanter

Date: 08/27/2005 12:14:14 AM

 We have a 1963 Jack Daniels Blue Pitcher decanter. Would like to know if it is worth any money, and if so, how much. It is gold and blue with two pink roses on it. There is a sticker that says: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, this whiskey is 155 months/old. 4/5 quart. 86 proof. James B. Beam Distilling Company. Clermont. Beam, Kentucky. On the bottom it says Citation of James B. Beam Distilling Company Copyright C Miller 1963 Genuine Regal China There is also a sticker that says hand crafted. Please advise if this is worth anything. I know it is 40 years old plus. Thanks. We have a 1963 Jack Daniels Blue Pitcher decanter. ; Would like to know if it is worth any money, and if so, how much. ; ; It is gold and blue with two pink roses on it. ; ; There is a sticker that says: ; Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, this whiskey is 155 months/old. ; 4/5 quart. ; 86 proof. ; James B. Beam Distilling Company. ; ; Clermont. ; Beam, Kentucky. ; ; On the bottom it says Citation of James B. Beam Distilling Company ; Copyright C Miller 1963 ; Genuine Regal China ; There is also a sticker that says hand crafted. ; Please advise if this is worth anything. ; I know it is 40 years old plus. ; Thanks.

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From: TucoolDeb

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD COCA-COLA BOTTLE

Date: 08/27/2005 2:41:57 AM

 My name is Deb and I recently started digging up old bottles. I need your help on an old coke bottle. It's a 6oz coke bottle, perfect condition. On the one side it reads Coca-Cola TRADE MARK REGISTERED BOTTLE PAT'D DEC.25,1923. The other side reads TRADE MARK REGISTERED MIN.CONTENTS 6-FL.OZS. On the bottom it says WOOSTER, OHIO. It's a little darker than your average cola bottle, it is the aqua green color. I was wondering what year it was made and the value of it? I was told by a local person, that you don't normally find these bottles anymore. Is this true? I found it in the woods out side of Wooster. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you, Deb Blough

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From: sallty koenig

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jar

Date: 08/27/2005 10:06:24 AM

 Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me a little bit about a jar. We purchased a quart jar at a flea market and it has The name KOENIG on it and in a big number 5cents under it. Does the jar come in other sizes ? thanks sally koenig

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From: Athena Fitch

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dazzleine bottle question

Date: 08/27/2005 1:47:42 PM

 Hello! I'm sorry for adding to the questions you are asked regularly, but I recently lost a bid on a lovely cobalt blue bottle with the word DAZZLEINE embossed on the side. The bottle was triangular in shape. I only bid on it because I liked the name DAZZLEINE. It sounded interesting. (I'm bidding on a Psychine bottle for the same reason!) I do not remember the size of it, but mostly I'm just curious about the word DAZZLEINE. Are you familiar with it? I am curious if you know if that is a rare bottle and/or if that word is related to medicines, poisons, hair tonics..? I have no clue what DAZZLEINE might have been when it was available, or if I ever have a hope of seeing another. Perhaps it is something truly rare and valuable and I was fortunate enough just to see one..or perhaps it's very common and I will have no trouble finding another eventually. I am new to bottle collecting so I hope you can forgive my ignorance. I collect many bottles for personal quirks I enjoy, rather than necessarily for age, history etc. (Some bottles I even prefer to have the iridescent "sickness" I believe it's called, which other collectors avoid, simply because I like the coloration!) If you know of any sources where I can find unusual (though not necessarily the most expensive, cream-of-the-crop, extremely rare historical ones, since I cannot afford $1000+ bottles.) bottles either for sale or just to look at, I'd really appreciate it. I mostly look for poisons, holy water bottles, apothecary/medicines, cures/remedies etc. I have scoured every source I can find, hoping for another DAZZLEINE, but so far have had no luck. Thank you so much for your time! Athena

Your bottle is an English Poison bottle, listed by Rudy Kuhn in his poison workbook. The triangular bottle is a late period piece circa 1915 and apparently is not especially rare over there. The value would be around $15-20.  Digger

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Subject: Re: Apostle bottle

Date: 08/27/2005 2:10:26 PM

 Melt Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2005 11:57 AM

Subject: Re: Apostle bottle Benedictine bottle looks to be Turn of the century Hard to sell but might be $40-60 Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: Constance Pike

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Horace Hager, Athol, MA 1842

Date: 08/27/2005 3:45:30 PM

 Dear Digger: We are excavating on a portion of our land and have found numerous bottles. Among them are: A clear glass bottle that says "Horace Hager, Athol, Mass" on the front and "1846" on the bottom; Two liquor bottles of different sizes with masted ships on the front and rusty old tops; A clear bottle with no top, which looks like a liquor bottle with stars placed sparingly around the bottle (it's lovely); An Old Quaker (?whiskey bottle) with no top; and A clear bottle with top that syas "Dr. Ellis Quick Dry Wave Set" which still has fluid in it. Are any of these worth anything? Some of the others are interesting, but I have no way to identify them (I don't have a digital camera.). Many thanks. Sincerely, Constance Pike MA

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From: Kathy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about Orange Crush Bottle

Date: 08/27/2005 6:20:04 PM

 I don't have a digital camera to take a photo but I will describe the bottle as best as I can. It is an Orange Crush clear glass bottle with ridges going back and forth across the bottle. It says " pat'd July 20, 1920 Orange Crush Co. Bottle." On the other side of the bottle it has an emblem of some sort and Orange Crush again. It a 7 fl. oz. bottle. On the bottom of the bottle it says Marion, Va. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to read my email and any advice that you can give me. Thank you so much. Kathy Pickett

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From: K.j. Reynolds

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: rare find? White Horse of Uffington?

Date: 08/27/2005 7:24:53 PM

 Hello, When you have time, would you mind taking a look at this bottle I found at a rummage sale? Pictures are attached. The pontil looks like a petroglyph, and reminds me of the White Horse of Uffinton in England. It is triangular in shape, 9 1/4" tall, and each side of the triangle is 3", the colour is greenish aqua, and it is in mint condition. I have no idea where it came from other than the fact that it belonged to a member of the local Mennonite Church and was sold at their rummage sale. Thanks so much for your time, K.j. Reynolds "Engage yourself in the present. The future will take care of itself." Ramana Maharshi

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From: RH

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pancho Villa Decanter

Date: 08/27/2005 10:18:44 PM

 I am so sorry to ask you this question. I noticed on google someone had already asked you about the Pancho Villa Decanter, however your answer was not included. I have a 1977 Pancho Villa and Rodolfo Fierro decanter unopened with the seal still attached. It is from the Pancho Villa Company in San Francisco. Can you please tell me what it is worth? I have tried to look up the Pancho Villa Company and have had no such luck. Thank you, Raquel

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From: Jtiland45

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: big ol masons jar?

Date: 08/27/2005 7:24:36 PM

 looks to be two gallons, heavy raised lettering with eagle patent 1858. looked on eBay and there is one exactly the same 10 people have bid two days left on auction reserve is not met. I was wondering if you could tell me about it and maybe the value? thanks Jeff

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From: RCHAM

ILTON

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: H ires Root Beer Barrel

Date: 08/28/2005 12:32:36 AM

 Hello Mr. Digger I hope you can help me. I just acquired (from my aunts estate) an old HIRES wooden root beer barrel. It is about 2.5 feet tall (it almost looks like a mini-keg) with a wooden top. On the side is a tin sign that reads "Hires Root Beer". It is red in color, with some gold trim on the metal sign. Is this something of value? I know you are busy, please reply when you can. God Bless and Keep Christine Hamilton

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From: garold church

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Frankfort Distilleries Eisenhower bottle

Date: 08/28/2005 7:58:36 AM

 I have a question about an old bottle. It had a small metal cap thats brown in color and says Frankfort Distilleries Incorporated .. Louisville k.y. Baltimore m.d. on the cap. Under the screw on cap is a small flat top cork. the bottle appears to be covered in wood replica to resemble tree bark and the bottom of the bottle covered with wood. With a large picture of Pres. Eisenhower on the front of the bottle. Just curious on the age of the bottle and why it was produced. and maybe some type of value .. thanks for the help. just mainly looking for the history behind the bottle. gary

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From: KAREN MCKENZIE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Piso Company bottle with lid

Date: 08/28/2005 8:09:06 AM

 Hello I have a brown bottle with "The Piso Company" engraved on it..as well as "Hazeltine & Co" and "Piso's Trade Mark." It has a metal cap with the twist wire intact. Where can I find the value of this bottle? Thanks...

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From: TressieM5

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 08/28/2005 9:56:33 AM

 Hi Digger, I ran across a Hank Williams Sr. whiskey decanter with music box at bottom. empty of course. All I can find out is it was made in 1980 for his x-wife to give to friends of his. Any information will help. Also I here there is a bottle show in Cincinnati, Ohio. Do you know when. Thank you very much. Your web site is very interesting. Learn alot.

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From: lbeconomou

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

Subject: Hannas Bottle

Date: 08/28/2005 3:13:54 PM

 Hello, thank you for your offer to assist people like me with a bottle question. I recently purchased an aqua blue bottle embossed with the following: Hannas Electro Silicon Liniment The bottle stands about seven inches tall. It has a long neck with raised ring around the neck. The seam runs about midway up the neck. Any information you can provide would be appreciated. Thank you. Harris

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From: gary olson sturgis1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: NORTH SIDE BOTTLING BOTTLES AND WOODEN CASE

Date: 08/28/2005 3:34:54 PM

 We have a case of empty sode bottles from north side bottling. clear 71/2 oz. wooden case stamped north side. bottlles dirty but in great shape.

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From: fort1722

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 08/28/2005 4:00:16 PM

 Hello: I have a stoneware bottle that I purchased and I have not been able to identify the maker. The letters S & O are incised in the neck. I have not been able to find any other identification marks. Any idea of the maker and the approximate age of this item? Aprroximate cash value? Many thanks. Bill

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From: Candice Dunn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Niagara Bottle

Date: 08/28/2005 5:29:40 PM

 Hi Digger, I have found I cool looking bottle in Australia on the coast. From the little research I could find I think it may be called a soda codd bottle. It has a marble in it and is crimped at the neck to capture the marble so that it does not stop the flow when pouring. The markings on it say "THE NIAGARA BOTTLE / BARNETT & FOSTER /MAKERS LONDON. As I have not been able to find much information about this bottle, so are you able to tell me how much it may be worth (not that I am ever thinking of selling it but i'm just curious)? From what I have read they are common bottles, is this true? Also do you know what this bottle may have contained? Thanks for reading my questions, Candice

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From: ant3boys ant3boys

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: J.A. Gilka

Date: 08/28/2005 7:32:52 PM

 Dear Digger, I found a brown, J.A. Gilka Berlin No. 9 bottle- on the bottom is what looks like two men leaning on an open book with a bird on it, above the book is a crown. On one side of the bottle it reads, THIS BOTTLE D. Can you tell me anything about this bottle and it's value? Thanks!

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From: Brenda Stewart

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 08/28/2005 7:34:32 PM

 Hi, We were doing some back hoe work on our property and dug up a bottle that has National Remedy Company New York.on it. Nothing else. I was wondering how old this bottle may be and how much it may be worth. Thank you very much. Brenda

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From: ADDwoman1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Chemical bottle

Date: 08/28/2005 4:29:20 PM

 Hi there. I am not sure who to turn to ask this question, so I thought you might be able to help. My mother bought me a bottle that has "Ammonium Hydroxide NH4 OH" embossed on the front of it. The bottle is sealed shut, so I am not sure if it is safe to have this bottle in my home. The contents are crystallized. The bottle itself is quite nice. I can't send you a photo of it, but it is about 5" tall and maybe 3" wide. Clear glass. It is apothecary style with the handle on the stopper being round and yet flat. OH there is a large circle around the wording on the front of the bottle. I know from the markings on the bottom of it that it was made by the Millville Bottle works. The mold seems do not reach the top of the lip. They only go slightly above the shoulder of the bottle and there appears to be some tooling marks on the neck of the bottle with what looks like a laid on ring. If you can help me out or suggest to me someone who can I would really appreciate it. _Alice_ (http://www.wunderground.com/US/NY/Buffalo.html)

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From: Eddie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cincy merchant info I bet you got

Date: 08/28/2005 11:24:14 PM

 Whats up Digger ? I was wondering what you could tell me about the Cincinnati bottles of Dr. G.W. Phillip's ? I have found the "Cough syrup" and the "Diarrhoea syrup" bottles, with pontil, and was curious if there were any other meds put up by him. Anything else you might have too, like dates of operation, location, adds, etc... Also, any rarer forms or off colors in these bottles ? Thanks, -Eddie the Bottleviking.

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From: Susan Maniece

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: c.w.weaver stoneware

Date: 08/29/2005 2:10:09 AM

 I purchased a one gallon jug that has blue lettering on it that reads C.W. WEAVER STONEWARE DEPOT. CINCINNATI. OH. I believe it was made by a former slave who escaped to Cincinnati, OH. I have heard that he could not write so identified his work by using his fingernail to scratch Would you be able to help me research the validity of this story? Thank you. Susan Maniece

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From: Laura Clausen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wheaton Apothecary Products, Since 1888

Date: 08/29/2005 9:10:36 AM

 Hi--I have a bottle that has a glass top with rubber ring and a wire screw top that creates the seal for the jar. It has the above name on it. I think it must be a 2-quart size. Do you know anything about these jars? Thank you, Laura Clausen Suttons Bay, MI Laura

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From: The Doyle'

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: regal china decanter

Date: 08/29/2005 11:32:19 AM

 Hi, I saw your email to digger and was wondering if he ever answered you. I would like to know how much those black and gold decanters are. Thank you

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From: The Doyle'

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: regal china 1957

Date: 08/29/2005 11:35:39 AM

 Sorry for the lack of information. I was interested in knowing how much the C. Miller regal china 1957 black and gold decanters are. The picture is included on "Vanman 167" inquiry dated 1-08-2004. Thank you

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From: RTanguma

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: One gallon bottle with a cap that has Pepsi Company

Date: 06/30/2005 10:10:58 PM

 Just wondering how old a one gallon glass bottle with a Pepsi Company cap still on, that appears to have never been opened, might be and if it is worth anything. I was cleaning out a wooded lot in Three Rivers, Texas where I live and came upon this bottle. The inside of the bottle is stained a brownish color. I can only guess that the soda probably sizzled out throughout the years and left this stain behind because of the products used to make it. The reason I know it has never been opened is because the ring that sits below the bottle cap is still intact and attached to the cap, where usually when you open a capped bottle the seal ring stays behind and detaches itself from the cap itself. . My name is Ramsey Tanguma.

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From: Harvie Anne A

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottes

Date: 08/29/2005 7:09:35 PM

 Hello, We have found an old Rubifoam for the teeth bottle put up by E.W.Holt and company... Lowell, Mass. do you know about this bottle? thank you, Anne Hello, We have found an old Rubifoam for the teeth bottle put up by E.W.Holt and company... Lowell, Mass. do you know about this bottle? thank you, ; Anne

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From: Mary Ann Algree

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 08/29/2005 8:16:44 PM

 My grandson was digging around at the site of our burned down barn and found a bottle with the raised lettering spelling "Dodge" on it , it is about 8-9 inches tall and has measurement markings on it, do you know what product that might be from? Thanks. Mary Ann Algreen

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From: teresa mirand

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Garrett's bottle

Date: 08/30/2005 1:45:00 AM

 Hey Digger, I have a Garrett’s American wine bottle , the lid says fruit industries on it and at the bottom it has contents one half gallon. on the underside it says1087 , 1. it is embossed on clear glass with grapes and berries. it also has eagle wings and flags????? can you help Thank you Teresa Hey Digger, ; I have a Garrett’s American wine bottle , the lid says fruit industries on it and at the bottom it has contents one half gallon. on the underside it says1087 , 1. it is embossed on clear glass with grapes and berries. it also has eagle wings and flags????? can you help Thank you Teresa

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From: Teresa burnettet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: chattanooga mason

Date: 08/26/2005 8:36:29 PM

 Hey Digger, I recently dug a half gallon, & a pint jar with a large circle, with a large C within. It says "Chattanooga" & "MASON" underneath the circle. Has the #'s 1271 & 2 on the bottom of the half gallon. The pint has #'s 1303 & 3 on the bottom. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks, Jace

From: Teresa burnettet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 08/29/2005 1:43:44 AM

 Hey Digger, think you for your quick replied to my question. I do have another, when you have the time. The bottle is 6in tall clear, it has a screw top, the seams on both sides run to the top. close rings around the top about 1 an half. One side is flat. On the round side is a very small indent in the very center. On the bottom 7 I in a circle 0 8 patent pending. It looks to have be stamp off center. Jace

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From: RachelC805

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hope you can help us

Date: 08/29/2005 9:52:36 PM

 About 2 years ago my husband was digging while at work and found a bottle of wine with no year or any kind of date on it. It appears to be a red wine the bottle was and still is unopened. I'ts a tall bottle with a curved neck with red white and gold leather strips going downward with string attached between the bottom and top leather that criss cross.It has a chain with a cork attached to it and has a red wax covering on top and it says Dalmau Tarragona we would like to know the value of this wine . it's in beautiful shape but unsure of the wine being good. Thank You, Rachel

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From: Joe Ingram

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Need info

Date: 08/30/2005 8:34:10 AM

 I live in Augusta, GA, and have Some American Legion collectors bottle from l971-81; three Lord Calvert ducks (all different); four Wild Turkey bottles (all different); A tall ceramic beefeater, etc. Do you know of anything within a four hundred mile radius who may be a dealer interested in purchasing these wholesale? I've been told to get rid of them or the highway. I could deliver. Any info will be appreciated. Thank you, Joe Ingram

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From: ali.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Shell - Penn Motor Oil Glass Quart Never Opened

Date: 08/30/2005 9:29:15 AM

 My grandfather owned Shell Stations and as a result, has a glass quart oil bottle that never been opened. I am curious to know if the value increases as a result of still containing the oil. Emblems on the bottle are 100% Pure Pennsylvania and Shell Petroleum Corporation. I look forward to your response. Ali

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From: dave jord

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dating value

Date: 08/30/2005 10:01:06 AM

 Digger, I just found a brown 'one pint' bottle with ABM seams that has the following numbers on the bottom inside of a circle '307' ( maybe 3D7), '56-45' and a '6' outside the circle. possibly a symbol on the right edge of the circle. printed around the upper part of the bottle is' Federal law prohibits sale or re-use of this bottle' any significance to these inscriptions. your recommendation. please? Thanks, Dave
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From: Bob Bird birdr3

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about a bottle

Date: 08/30/2005 10:20:06 AM

 When I was a kid I found a bottle and I never found out what it was. I was fishing through an old TB hospital in Scranton Pennsylvania. The West Mountain Sanitarium was a TB hospital was opened in 1906 and converted to a full blown hospital in 1926, if took alot of people with lung illnesses. I found a bottle, dark brown about 9-10" tall, kind of round shaped with no edges, the front of the bottle has a raised man with a huge fish slung over his shoulder, the man is in a fishing outfit with an outdoor hat on. It has a screw top, and on the bottom there are the numbers...14 I 5 (the I is circled) and there is a 5 below the other numbers.

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From: debby rhein

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: image search

Date: 08/30/2005 12:16:44 PM

 Hi, Sea Reach, Ltd. is an exhibit design firm and we have been contracted to produce a series of interpretive signs for the town of Independence, Texas. One of the images we would like to use on a panel is one I found on your web page article about Dr. Jayne's Family Medicines. I am attaching the image to this email for your reference. I am interested in the 1849 almanac cover. If you could direct me to where you got this photo, I would appreciate it. To use that image on the interpretive panel we would need it in a higher resolution. Any assistance would be helpful!  Sincerely, Debby 

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From: Peggythelma

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 08/30/2005 10:05:21 AM

 Digger I have a majolica liqueuer pitcher distributed by julius wile n sons in 1877 its a 27/32 puart garnier cordial of a duck all original stamps and a id# of 36-2435894 intact also a ezra brooks gols bear decanter and a 1901 halls hair tonic bottle dark clear blue in color just wondering how I can find the value of these thanks peggy

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From: Kristen McKiness

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: antique whiskey flask

Date: 08/27/2005 2:31:57 PM

 Dear Digger, My brother found a old whiskey flask quite a few years ago, it is brownish in color, it has no seams, and there are two hands clasping, also the bottle has a weird shape,(it looks slightly warped}It reminds me of something that a person would see from the civil war. Do you have any idea what kind of a bottle it might be, and maybe the value? THANKS Kerrie

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From: marlena f mar69_05

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 08/30/2005 3:02:36 PM

 I have a 1841 frangelica imported from italy liquor bottle and would like to know what it is worth   

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From: info

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ball jar

Date: 08/30/2005 7:34:17 PM

 It's a simple jar, Ball wire bail, Ideal, "made in usa" on the base. When would it have been made, I can find nothing to answer this simple question. PS the "wire side" is only readable when you hold the glass up to a mirror.... but anyway, thanks Nate --

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From: Maggy Burni

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Questions

Date: 08/30/2005 8:13:54 PM

 Dear digger, Hi! I have a baby bottle with raise letters "DOLL-E-TOYS by Amsco" on the front and the raised numbers 1 through 5 for measurments on the back The bottle is clear glass and sits 3 inches high 4 inches with the rubber nipple. The bottom has a triangular shape mark followed by what appears to be d0-1537. My best guess is Doll-e-toys were sold in the 50's. Do you have any history and a value of this bottle? Thanks, Maggy Burnick Doll_E_Toys

 

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From: Anne Felber

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 08/31/2005 7:59:08 AM

 I found a thick glass bottle on our property in Big Lake, MN embossed with Diamond spring Bottling works St. Cloud MN Princeton, MN. It has a stopper in it as well with a metal hook. Do you have any information about how old this may be or of it origin? Anne Anne Felber

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From: David B. DJB68GTO

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hello, David B From Buffalo askes. I have a 7 8 oz glass

Date: 08/31/2005 10:00:46 AM

 bottle lite aqua , fluting, paper label, says american bluing extra 56 58 mulberry st looks like soda bottle, only embossing is on the bottom and it is the letter H,i can send a picture, I have saved this website and will come back soon Thank you

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From: Susan B

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Lavender Heinz Bottle

Date: 08/31/2005 11:00:42 AM

 I have a lavender colored bottle with the word "Heinz" on the bottom. I obtained it in a box of old bottles at an auction about 15 yrs. ago. It is tall and slender anhas about 4-5 bubbled sections. I use it as a flower vase. I would like to learn more about it. Thanks, Cheryl

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From: Petie uzedmuze

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey Antique bottle

Date: 08/31/2005 11:49:26 AM

 Hello I have a whisky bottle from my grandparents, labeled Whiskey "Antique", Spring 1916, one pint 100 Proof Bottled at the Frankfort Distillery Incorporated No 33 Dist of KY. Permit KY.P-2 The Geo. T. Stagg Company Inc. Distiller District of KY. For medicinal purposes only Sale or use for other purposes will cause heavy penalties to be inflicted. It has a spider web pattern all over the bottle and a spider on the back with what appears to be a metal label with "Antique" spiritus Frumenti 100 proof an alcoholic stimulant made from the fermented mash of grain this is placed above the spider. There is a paper label about 1/2 "x1& 1/2 " and has writing that I cannot make out. It also has the cap – cork stopper with wooden top. Any information that you can give me will be appreciated. Patricia, Los Angeles, CA

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From: Jessica Hemmer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: IMAG0032.JPG

Date: 08/31/2005 1:19:45 PM

 Dear Digger, We found this bottle in a field next to an old farm house. It is 2 1/2 inches high and has the words Harriet Hubbard Ayer New York N.Y. USA in raised lettering on it. I'm Just wondering how old it might be and what it was used for. Thanks 

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From: MHC0204

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old baby nurser with nipple

Date: 08/31/2005 1:36:49 PM

 Hi, Digger; I really enjoy your websites and have learned a lot from you. In a junky store I recently found a clear baby nurser 6 1/4" tall from bottom to rolled lip; fiddle shape with black snap on rubber nipple; embossed circle with Handy Nurser, a large W with other symbols; with W. T. Co. Pat. Feb. 24, 1891 embossed on bottom with ounces embossed on the other side. The nipple is very hard, dried out with small age lines making it impossible to remove with out destroying it. I can't send a picture via my webtv. Any idea as to age and value? Marian - Florida

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Dear Digger, I have a question about a glass bottle that I found on the beach of a Boston Harbor Island. I believe it has an applied double collar just by using the tips you suggested. You can see the seam line on both sides. The seam stops just below the lip, but the lip itself has a seam. It has a smooth base with no seam on it or any writing. It is approximately 8.5 inches tall and the mouth is about .75 inches in diameter. The base is about 1.6 inches in diameter. The bottle is round and as best as I can tell it says it was made by Atlantic Bottling Works in Nantasket Beach Massachusetts. The only other writing I can see is random words like 'Mark' , 'Durgin' , and possibly 'Beer' though I am uncertain about that. It is clear and in good condition except for stains on the inside from the sea and a lot of the words are very unclear on the outside. I would like to know as much as you can tell me. Mostly the value and rarity of it and its age. More information would be really good though. Attached are a couple of pictures of the bottle. Thank-you, Mike Brown attachments: imgp2843 imgp2841

  

hello digger, I’m ron reid from dundee in scotland and have three bottles which are really annoying me as I cant find out exactly what they are. the first is a dark green squat bottle with what appears to be the letters in italics -jcilma- this has me completely baffled, the next is an amber bottle with -carmex- written down the face,as far as I can find out carmex was a lip salve so why a bottle? The last is a lovely blue screw top bottle with -stomatol- on the base, again this was supposed to be a Swedish toothpaste but I have a bottle. digger if you find time I would appreciate any help you can give. thanks,  ron reid

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