August 2003 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2003

From: Garry Harrison

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 01-08-2003

 i have found several bottles in an old dump on our property - many have no labels but have the tears in the glass so must be old others have writing on such as a NONSUCH MFG CO LTD TORONTO, PAINES CELERY COMPOUND, U.S. TREASURY MUCILAGE etc. How can I find out the value of such bottles.? Thank you Yvonne Harrison

Keep digging sounds like they are from the 1880-1900 era.  You might find something good. Mucilage was glue.

 

 

From: ray jones

To: Digger

Subject: Schweppes

Date: 01-08-2003

 Can you tell me the approx. age, value and use of a Glass Schweppes bottle that has a rounded base and holds 150 ml. of liquid please? Ray.Jones

 

Gotta be at least 1880-1900 for a round bottle soda but Schweppes is very old and it could be a good one if one of the earliest.  The early bottles have a much more pointed bottom than a round bottom soda.  Your bottle likely contained ginger ale.  While the company did not register any trademarks in this country before 1919, they were in business in 1783 according to one mark registered. Value....depends $15-100

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From: BobbyG

To: Digger

Subject: 65 Anniversary Joseph Jones full Coca-Cola

Date: 01-08-2003

 Hi...been to your web page, nice. I have a 65 Anniversary Joseph Jones full Coca-Cola bottle I am considering putting up for sale. There were on 24 produced. I have the pictures attached. Wondering if you might be interested and what you would possibly value this bottle for. Additionally I have the actual crate the 24 bottles were presented to Joseph in and the Inter-Office memo that announced the anniversary to the employees in the company. Its the entire history of the event. Any feedback is GREATLY appreciated.

I suspect these limited addition bottles would appeal to a number of coke collectors.  It is very difficult to price something like this without comparables.  The only commemorative bottle I could find that might be similar sold plain for $25  with original tag and box was $500.  Digger

 

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From: CDMJMMMGM

To: Digger

Subject: Elvis Decanters

Date: 01-08-2003

 I recently acquired 2 Elvis decanters 2nd and 3rd in a series produced in I believe 1977. How much would they be valued at now , seals are intact and in the original package. Thanks Cheryl

There are Elvis decanters and there are Elvis decanters.  Some are very tacky others were designed by famous artists.  Those of low quality not surprisingly bring low prices.  Lower end bottles $15  Upper end $75.  Digger.

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From: CDMJMMMGM

To: Digger

Subject: About the Decanters

Date: 01-08-2003

 They were made for McCormick Distilling Co. or by them each one is app. 18 inches in height and are filled with Bourbon. Both are also musical one a 1968 Elvis when he performed on the Ed Sulivan show and the other depicts Elvis in 1955 both are hand painted and made of ceramic......Hope this is enough info would like to sell them but have no idea of their value.....Thanks again, Cheryl   Yours are in the $15-25 value. Digger

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From: Peter Haynes

To: Digger

Subject: Hinds Honey and Almond Cream

Date: 01-08-2003

 Hi I was wondering if you could tell me how old it might be and any value, i have a 4" bottle found by my son in a pile of old glass bottles found in the woods. it has a twist top on it. in very good condition once cleaned up. it says it was made in Bloomfield Nj, usa, with a h3 marking.

 

These little lotion bottles are so common they hardly have any value unless they have label and or contents.  they were made by the A.S. Hinds Company of Portland, Maine.  Dates between 1890-1930.  Digger

 

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From: Ruthie Moccia

To: Digger

Subject: Marchisi bottles

Date: 01-08-2003

 Dear Digger, My father left me 4 bottles that are identical except that 2 have remnants of paper labels. Each bottle is made of clear aqua glass and the mold seam on each side stops at the neck. The neck is 1 3/4" tall. Each bottle is seven inches in height with an oval bottom 2 1/2 " wide. Embossed lettering on the front says "J.B. MARCHISI M.D." in a semi-circle and "UTICA N.Y." across. Two bottles are corked but empty. No chips or cracks. The paper label has a decorative border, John Marchisi's signature, and possibly says something like "FINE CATHOLICON." There are detailed directions for use printed on the label and the price was"$1.00 and $1.50 per bottle. What do you think these are worth and who do you think might be interested in them? What year do you think they were produced and what is "Catholicon?" Ruthie Moccia Columbia, MO 

CATHOLICON was synonymous with "panacea".  According to one source J.B. Marchisi began compounding medicines in Utica around the 1840s.  It looks like he was bought out or died in the 1870s and his line of products was taken over by Howarth and Ballard.  Now if the bottles are early then there would be lots of interest nation-wide.  If they are later then local collectors would be most interested.  With labels they might bring $25-35 or more for the 1870 bottles.  However, his products were advertised as late as 1910. 

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From: Hrl

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 02-08-2003

 Good Morning, I bought my mom a wine decanter set and I cant find any information on it. It looks like amber glass, all the wine glasses have red glass beads around the middle, and around the top is a gold band about an inch long, it also has gold looking leaves under the gold rim, the decanter is the same way, any information on the value would be greatly appreciated, thank you so much for your time. Sincerely, Shara Brown

 

This item is a bit out of my knowledge base even more so without a picture.  Digger

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From: bonsef

To: Digger

Subject: Whiskey label

Date: 02-08-2003

 Hello. What can you tell me about "Kentucky Reserve Whiskey" ? This label is applied to a Hayner-Troy Ohio quart whiskey bottle. Both the bottle and label date sometime after 1906. Looking forward to your feedback. Thanks for your time and effort. Best regards, Brad

 

Hayner bottles are common in my neck of the woods.  The words Kentucky Reserve sound generic to me.  I'd guess that the label might be original but the bottle could have refilled after prohibition.  Either way the value is probably in the $30-40 range.  digger.

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From: dennis thueme

To: Digger

Subject: cleaning machine

Date: 02-08-2003

 Hey digger, I am an avid scuba digger diver. They call us pig divers. We dig where ship docks used to be. Attached is a picture of two recently dug treasures. These are great. Much of the other stuff is sand blasted and cloudy. You mention $500. in parts to build a good machine. Can you elaborate as to what costs so much. In other words , If I were a very resourceful trash picker on garbage night , could I build this machine for $54.95 plus or minus a few sodas? Or is it necessary to get some castings or machined parts? The James Barker is one of our toys. Many times they go right over the top of us. More often, they are about 100 yards or less , beside us from where we are digging. It is quite exciting swimming but even more exciting finding a Hutch, torpedo or a marble top and or hand blown whisky and gin bottles. Nobody is selling bottles, because we don't have that many that are classified as rare. And most are prizes as the way we get them. BUT! I feel that there are sooo many common raised letter soda bottles, circa 1900 that maybe if they could be cleaned and polished, that it might be worth while. Thanks for info and the answers if you have any. I am still probably going for your $29.95 book any way, mostly because I just saw a 'CLEANED' bottle at the Allegan MI antique market. It sure was a pretty medicine bottle. It was done by a fellow named Elmer Ogg. Thanks again Dennis Thueme

 

Dennis you might pick up all the parts for a machine cheap but the supplies are going to be an expense.  It just is not worth cleaning $10 bottles unless it is a labor of love...you'll have more labor than love by the time you are done with a case of stained crown tops.  Digger.

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From: dimple j martin

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 02-08-2003

 sir, i have a old Phillips milk of magnesia bottle, light blue, no threads, say's rec'd usa pat.office aug.21.1906 can you tell me anything about the worth of this item. it's been in the family a lot of years. thank you.

PHILLIPS' MILK OF MAGNESIA : LIQUID MAGNESIA PREPARATION. FIRST USE: 1885. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1885

$2-3 Digger

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From: Howard Shapiro

To: Digger

Subject: 1972 73 74 Ezra Brook Florida Gator Decanters

Date: 02-08-2003

 I am an avid collector of these, I would like to know if anyone has any which they would part with . There is a set of three one made in each of the above years.

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From: Herman E Crider

To: Digger

Subject: Need Help Dating a Bottle

Date: 02-08-2003

 I have an old bottle I found in Brownstown Indiana. I do not have any pictures, but will do my best to describe it for you and see if you can help. It is a 9 ounce pop bottle marked BIG PAL on the front. On the back it says Seymour Bottling Works, Seymour, Indiana. On the lower part of the front side it reads Pat'd May 25, 1925 The bottom of the bottle says Duraglas in script and a 9 on the left side and a 45 on the right side. It is clear glass with raised points all the way around except for about 1 inch where it says BIG PAL. What type of drink was this, in what years was in available and what might the value of a bottle like this be? It is in excellent condition, no chips or cracks. I have looked on ebay and anywhere I can think of and cannot find any information on it or The seymour bottling work. Any help you can give me would be appreciated. Thanks. RB

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From: Deb Good goodsoldit

To: Digger

Subject: crown royal decantor

Date: 03-08-2003

 We are trying to find the worth of an old crown royal decanter that was obtained at a yard sale. It is clear glass with a glass stopper, it is tall & skinny that tapers off toward the top & has the crown logo raised in the glass on the front. It says on bottom something tithe extent of "Federal Law Forbids Resale or Reuse of this bottle/container?" We would appreciate any imput or observation you could share with us! Thank you for your time!! Thank you for your time! Sincerely, Rush & Sue Have a nice day!

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From: Mboya9

To: Digger

Subject: blackberry/apricot brandy bottle

Date: 03-08-2003

 good morning, i sent an email about a bottle that i have last week to you i am attaching a photo for you. please respond back sincerely, mboya nelson. 

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From: Michelle McClellan  

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 03-08-2003

 HI, I am at a loss for who can help me. I recently moved and the movers broke the attached bottle. They are going to reimburse for the replacement value but I have no idea what it is worth. I have tried searching for 5 gallon bottle but nothing like it comes up. Is it a bottle or jug or does it go by a distinct name that I can search for. The name on it was Crystal Springs Water. Any help you can give me would be much appreciated. Kind regards, Michelle

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From: Wendy Dickerson

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 03-08-2003

 old brown jar... everything on bottom of jar.... P.1024 Des.Pat.No.113299 has a big 1 before Des and has a big 10 after 113299 can not send picture because i have no scanner. wendy

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From: Meganski25

To: Digger

Subject: Two Bottles Found

Date: 03-08-2003

 While remodeling our very old house (which is said to be well over 110 years old) my family and myself found 3 whiskey bottles in the wall. Two of them broke but we managed to get one out alright. It is a clear glass bottle that stands almost exactly one foot tall. It is engraved with the following: "The Hayner Distilling Co. Dayton, Ohio & St. Louis Mo. Distillers." and on the bottom it's dated Nov. 30th 1897. The second bottle is brown glass which stands about 8 inches tall it doesn't have a date on it like the other one, but it does say "Oriental Show-You" towards the neck of the bottle. This one was found in our basement. Just to let you know we live in Michigan, where there are old cellars for basements so there is no floor it's just made of dirt. If you know anything about either of these glass bottles i would appreciate any information you have. Thank You Maureen

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From: KinCatt

To: Digger

Subject: bottle help?

Date: 03-08-2003

 Hello! I just came across your web site and found it very intriguing! Ever since I can remember, I've been a collector of old bottles and boxes

 -- just picking up and keeping whatever I found that intrigued me. I have a question though (of course!) ... I have an old bottle in the shape of a man with a suit coat, complete with bowtie and flowers grasped in his right hand (that hand is down to his side, and his left arm is at a nearly 90-degree angle to his waist

 -- looking much like Napoleon). The bottle is seamed from top to bottom and is clear. It also has its original cap that looks to be bronze. I can find no particular markings to indicate manufacturer. If you have any idea, or can steer me in the right direction to search, please e-mail me at this address ... it's so rare I have an opportunity to browse the internet, and I'd hate to miss a posted reply. I thank you sooo much for whatever help you can provide ... sincerely, Karen K. Irving, NY

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From: Laura Lukens

To: Digger

Subject: McCormick Whiskey Bottles

Date: 03-08-2003

 Digger, I stumbled upon your website and was hoping you could answer a few questions about some bottles. My grandmother has a stash of bottles that are in exceptional condition made by McCormick whiskey that was located in Missouri. There are two bottles from the sesquentenial celebration of Missouri and countless others. The two from the Missouri celebration actually have numbers on the bottom. All of them are dated in the 50's and 60's, or roundabouts. If you could lead me into any direction to find a worth to the collection, if any, I would be greatly in your debt. These bottles have remained on a self in her bedroom and haven't been moved for many many years, thus the good condition. Thank you so much for your time. Sincerely, Laura Lukens

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From: Dave Hawk

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Unknown

Date: 03-08-2003

 Hey, I just dug this up. Any Idea? Thanks.

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From: SICKIEPOOSE

To: Digger

Subject: can you please help with this one

Date: 03-08-2003

 dear digger we have a bottle that was given to our family over 20 years ago, it is a george dickel Tennessee sour mash whisky 90 proof . the bottles label says 110th anneversary powderhorn bottle. bottled in tullahoma tennessee. it has a leather pouring handle embossed with the george dickel logo. could you tell me if this is worth anything?? thanks leigh wilkes

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From: Jen 

To: Digger

Subject: tall bright yellow fish bottle

Date: 03-08-2003

 While cleaning out My deceased grandfather's house today, I found a rather interesting bottle. No one else thought it was anything, I thought otherwise. here are pictures: http://www.verybigdesign3/bottle/bottle.html

 -- it's 14.5 " tall

 -- it's YELLOW, very.

 -- it appears to have been colored from the inside, as the base seems to be clear.

 -- the flared wide lip and neck appear to me to be hand worked. I think it as handblown into a mold then the neck by was worked hand, as there is a definite slicing off the the blow tube and remainder at the bottom I know some glass workers and have seen a bunch of their hand blown work to recognize signs of hand done work, I think. The bottom cinches it. I think I captured pictures very well, it's a sulfer yellow, even more vivid than the pictures show. i've seen some interior dyeing/painting done and this does seem to be coated with color onthe inside, the neck even seems to show some brush marks. do you have any idea what, when etc? I looked around alot, so I assume it's wine or bitters bottle? I don't seen many yellow listings, so is that a rare color? ================================================= verybigdesign3 | pixeldecor3 | domeorama3 medievalbeads3 | macmentor | diamondjacksvegas3 Weblog: www.verybigdesign3/verybigblog

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From: nelly gonzalez

To: Digger

Subject: bottle price

Date: 04-08-2003

 You had the same question on sept/23/03. I have a chianti wine bottle that look like a kersone lamp the bottom is green glass and the top is like peanut butter color. 1 pint of wine. Thank you n.g

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From: Neil Parker

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 04-08-2003

 I have recently found an old bottle top of some sort. I have yet to discover what the cap came from. It is a screw top bottle topper. It is green with a man with a VanDyke beard and a string tie. I thought it might be from an old medicine bottle, but I am not sure. If you could give me some advice on identifying this top I would appreciate it. Thanks, Neil Parrker

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From: Rayyesac

To: Digger

Subject: cabin still whiskey bottle

Date: 04-08-2003

 i have a bottle made by Stitzel - Weller Distillery, of Lousville Kentucky. The bottle is of a hill billy sitting on a barrel holding in one hand a shotgun then on his lap with the other hand holding onto a whiskey jug with cabin Still written on it. the bottle say's it is 90 proof and 4/5 Quarts. the whiskey that came inside the bottle was old cabin still Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. the stap year on the bottom of the bottle says 1969. the bottle is in good condition with no cracks in it and it also has the cork lid with it. my question is if you know if the bottle is work anything and if so about how much. thank you

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From: Gay Maddox

To: Digger

Subject: Milk Bottles

Date: 03-08-2003

 Dear Digger, Will you please tell me when glass milk bottles came into being. I've recently found one while digging under an old privy and before I get too excited, thought I'd better check in with you. Thanks Gay Maddox

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From: Molli and Kevin J Allen   

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 05-08-2003

 Hello! I recently ran across 3 old bottles in our shed, and I was wondering if there was any value to them. I think they are very neat and would use them in my kitchen as decoration, but my colors are cobalt, and these are green. They are original Turtle Wax bottles. They are dated 1958 and 1965. Around the top the 1958 bottle says "Advertised in LIFE, Saturday Evening Post, Reader's Digest" The 1965 bottles say "Advertised in Saturday Evening Post, LOOK, Reader's Digest" The colors are white, red and yellow on the green jars. I read that most bottles with screw lids are not worth much, but they weren't on the worthless list, and it never hurts to check!! Thank You, Molli

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From: Pentaz1

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 05-08-2003

 Hi While searching the bottle site, I could find no one that identifies whiskey bottles. Maybe you could help me. I have an old whiskey bottle with original stopper and labels. The bottle reads Old Continental Whiskey, Bottled in Bond, Bernheim Distilling Company Incorporated, Louisvill, KY. Bottled Spring 1919 Made Fall 1914 Proof 100. It measures 8 1/2" tall and I have uploaded photos of the front, back and back label. I would appreciate any info you could give me about this bottle including it's value. Thank You For Your Time, Pamela Sangermano

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From: gary smouse

To: Digger

Subject: rye whiskey bottle

Date: 05-08-2003

 Dear Digger, I am tearing down an old barn and I found a rye whiskey bottle. The label is in bad shape but in the upper left portion of the bottle are the words, pure distilled rye, and underneath that the words rich and mellow. The bottle itself is rectangular approx. 8" tall, with a single knurled ridge, and then a ½ " neck. The stopper is glass, surrounded by cork. The total length of the neck is about 1". On the front of the bottle at the bottom are the words one pint. The bottom of the bottle is irregular with what looks like a circle that protrudes up inside the bottle a ways making the bottom thicker. In the middle of the bottom of the bottle there is a diamond shape design with what appears to have some kind of markings inside the diamond. Also on the label you can see a rye plant that has seed heads on the end. Hope you can help, I've not had any luck at all identifying the bottle. Thanks Gary Smouse

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From: Dinkydog155

To: Digger

Subject: Old Bottle

Date: 05-08-2003

 I was knocking out old walls in our house and found a little room under out steps that had 5 bottles of something in them. The bottles say Saegertown with a picture of an animal underneath it in a circle. The bottles have something home made in them and there were labels marked 1930 that someone had put on them. Could you tell me if these have any value? Sandy Piergiovanni A HREF="http://www.dinkydogkennel3"Dinky Dog Kennel/A Quality Chihuahuas Smooth & Long Coats

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From: Yvette Malmberg

To: Digger

Subject: Book order

Date: 05-08-2003

 Hello, I purchased The Secrets of Privy Digging online today through Pay Pal. Can you tell me when this will be shipped? As novice diggers (with a good share of frustration over finding privies), my fiancé and I were so excited to find your book on the internet and look forward to getting a little expert advice. Thank you! Yvette Malmberg

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From: Amy McClanahan

To: Digger

Subject: from hunter

Date: 05-08-2003

 I have found a coke product from around the early 1900's. It is a soda bottle.LUM is embosed on front an bottom. On the side at the bottom (property of cocacola bottling co. inc.Lumberton N.C. How much $---------,

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From: DNICE1046

To: Digger

Subject: QUESTION

Date: 05-08-2003

 I have a 1776 tiffany decanter with bag & box filled with seagrams what is it worth can you please tell me . Thank you

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From: bruce

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 05-08-2003

 i have 3 bottles in question 1 is a small flat type bottle it has these markings on it CASTORIA on one side and in writing on the other it says Cha? H. Fletchers. The next one is also flat ( not round) and in writing on one sie is Penslar if i'm reading this right, both of these 2 bottles are clear, the last one is ambery brown the seam runs up the neck but is not on the top is about 8'' in hieght has a long neck 3'' wide in the middle to about 2.5'' at the bottom the only markings on this bottle are on the very bottom which reads RL 46 i am hoping you can help me out. Thank you very much for your time. bruce

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From: Stephanie Andrews

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To: Digger

Subject: Canadian whisky bottle question

Date: 05-08-2003

 Hi Digger, I've really enjoyed looking through the replies to questions on your site, even though I am not actually a bottle collector (yet). I have a couple of simple questions to ask and a lengthy search has not turned up any answers. What I'd like to know is what was the standard volume of a Canadian whisky bottle in (or around) 1900- was it an Imperial quart? It would also be helpful to know how many bottles were sold in a case at this time. Furthermore, if you could answer the same questions regarding Canadian brandy (or brandy sold in Canada), I'd be grateful. Thanks for your time! Stephanie

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From: STMPSTUK 

To: Digger

Subject: Sealtest Milk bottle

Date: 05-08-2003

 I have in my possession 12 Sealtest Milk Bottles. I would like to know the value of these bottles alone and sold in groups of six in their crates. I would also like to know the dates these were produced. They are packaged in wire metal crates of 6. They are 10 and 5/8 inches tall. They embossed on the upper part with the words SEALTEST Trade mark Prop. of Sealtest , St. Louis Mo. I hope the style and shape of the mouth can be seen in the enclosed picture. The base of the bottle is embossed with consecutive diamond shapes in a ring. The overall shape of the bottle when looking down on it is square with rounded edges. The color of the bottle is clear. These bottles have no stains that a bit of scrubbing couldn't remove and are in all around good condition. I got these bottles from a neighbor's trash and have no idea about them. I appreciate your time and apologize for the poor image quality of these pictures, but I trust you can gather enough information to give me a rough outline of these bottles

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From: palford

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle

Date: 05-08-2003

 I'm sorry to bother you, but I didn't know how to email to your questions and answers page. I have this bottle, naturally, I believe is an old pharmacy bottle. I can barely read the name but it looks like Whittemore Boston. There are bumps and the letters kind of connect. The bottom is indented and it's aqua in color. No other marks. Would you happen to know anything about it. I also have a Osgood's India Cholagogue bottle, but I already found out about that one. Thanks, Paula palford

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From: judyjdion   

To: Digger

Subject: Fw: decanter value

Date: 06-08-2003

From: judyjdion   

To: Digger

Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003

 10:34:56 -0400

Subject: decanter value MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit I have a 350th anniversary Pilgrims Landing 1620-1970 decanter Old Fitzgerald Prime Kentucky Straight Whisky 86.8 Proof Original Design from the Magna-Porclain By The Hill China Co. Stirged Weller Distillery D.S.P. KY..16. Old Fitzgerald Collector's Gallery Genuine Porcelain lot # 392397641 1970..........................was wondering the value Also, Powell & Hyde STS. green cable car EZRA-BROOKS (1968) 12 Years old Real sippin whisky 90 Proof Thank you.

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From: MCallic100

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 06-08-2003

 We have a glass canister that states on the bottom Walker's of Rye (?) Bourbon, 1974. On the sides are Texas, 1917-3046, California 1914-2597, Ohio 1910-8325, Illinois 1911-1858 looks like license plates. Is this container of any value? John Callicutt

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From: Kate Kibler

To: Digger

Subject: Hopkins best whiskey

Date: 06-08-2003

 Hello! Do you happen to know if any bottles bearing the "Hopkins Best Whiskey" label still exist? I am not certain if it would have a paper or an embossed label. They would have originated in Baltimore, MD, produced by Johns Hopkins prior to his philanthropic work. He is a distant relative of ours, and I would dearly love to find one of these bottles for my father. Thanks. Kate

 

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From: Jacob Boldrey

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To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 06-08-2003

 I found an old cork bottle that says Rawleigh's on the front of it. I was wondering how much it is worth and how old it is. It is in great condition and has and aqua color to it.

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From: Jacob Boldrey

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To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 06-08-2003

 I found an old cork ball soda bottle and I was wondering how old it is. And if you could tell me how much it would be worth. It is in good condition. I also found a small bottle that says Cebhardt Eagle on one side and Chili Powder on the other. I was wanting to know some information on it, like how old it is, how much is it worth. Thanks Jacob

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From: Barbara Cowden

To: Digger

Subject: liquor collectibles

Date: 07-08-2003

 Hello Digger, I have a few of these type of containers. This one is a bisque type china and was filled with Nassau Royale, a vanilla flavored liqueur and I purchased it in the Bahamas. Is there a market for this type of thing? The other that I have is from Blackpool, England and still has the sherry in it. Thank you for any help you can give. Barb

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From: Lenny Charles

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To: Digger

Subject: would like to know?

Date: 07-08-2003

 dear sir: my husband had found a amber about10 5/8 inch tall. it has no cracks and no chips . it said on the front of the bottle GERM BACTERIA OR FUNGUS DESTROYER/ WmRADAM'SMICROBE KILLER REGISTERED TRADE MARKDEC 13, 1887/ CURES ALL DISEASE. if you could tell us how much it is worth. and tell us what site we could find out more information on this bottle. thank you ljacharles

 -- "LENNY C."

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From: Ballardtn

To: Digger

Subject: Ball M-821A

Date: 07-08-2003

 I found this bottle and wondered about it. It is a liqueur bottle made by Ball, amber in color. Its marked on the top back of the bottle just below the neck with "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE." Numbered on the bottom with the following numbers "0-9, " 73, 51, Ball is signed on the bottom. It's H= 6"; W= 4"; D= 2" (apx). It has the shape you could carry on you without standing out. In other words it is molded to be hidden on the body. Any information you share will be appreciated very much. If posable please include an estimated value. Thanks, Mary Ballard

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From: becky rmurray

To: Digger

Subject: john wyeth medicine bottle

Date: 07-08-2003

 I have a John Wyeth & Bro medicine bottle, it is cobal blue on the side it has take the next dose at. and on the bottom of the bottle is say's pat may 16 1899 it's around 6 and 1/4 inches tall, and on the top it say's a heaping dessert spoonful. and it is is excellent condition, I was wondering if you could tell me if it is worth anything Thank You Rebecca Murray

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From: BriBass1

To: Digger

Subject: found 4 bottles at construction site....

Date: 07-08-2003

 Dear digger, I work at a construction site in LIC New York, and I recently found 4 different bottles while we were digging. I will describe them as best I can any help you can give me on there histiry and worth would be appreciated. 1- Soda size bottle with raised lettering in a light greenish color(appears to maybe have an irreidesence to it as well. trademark is also raised on back of bottle is a Harp. Front of bottle reads: ROBT. FINAN AGT L.I.City. & Rockaway Beach N.Y. 2- another soda sized bottle, reads at bottom on back (raised lettering) as follows: contents 8oz. The front reads (also raised lettering which is in an embossed circle) Edward Flaherty 52 Boulevard Long Island City, NY Then below circle reads: Registered This Bottle Not To be Sold Thanks for any information you can give me on these I will email u with the other two bottles shortly. Pat Visone Old Bridge, NJ Bribass1

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From: maystein

To: Digger

Subject: VAKLOVA LIQUEUR

Date: 07-08-2003

 I hope that you can enlighten me, where would i be able to purchase vaklova liqueur. I recently had the great pleasure to be served this wonderful liqueur, and the label indicated it was bottled by pierre smirnoff. Is it available in the san francisco area. Thanks for your kind reply. Paul s. May

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From: susan morgan

To: Digger

Subject: bitters bottle

Date: 07-08-2003

 I have a dr. sawens life invigorating bottle .What can you tell me about it I could send a pic But first want to be sure you have heard of these before i do thanks

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From: Debra Hersey

To: Digger

Subject: information on jug

Date: 07-08-2003

 We bought this bottle from an estate sale in Jacksonville Fl. aanniversary Kentuckys straight burbon bottle with the lable dated 12 years the date on the bottle has Jacksonville sesquicentennial 1822-1972 On the bottom of the container it has a big A with the date 1972 it says its from the anniversary collection of Authentic liverpool porcelain exclusive designed by Marita Spirits Ltd. and it has two black stars on the bottom.... could you give me any information on the bottle and the value. thanks the Herseys

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From: MrPaintMixer

To: Digger

Subject: wheaton glass miniatures

Date: 07-08-2003

 Hi, I need some information and I was hoping you could help me. My wife collects bottles, she found a small bottle with the picture and name of Benjamin Franklin at an antique store. On the bottom of the bottle it read: "made in Taiwan". It is a greenish color and has a broken cork in it. When she asked about the bottle at the store the woman told us that all she knows is that it is very old. Well, we paid 5 dollars for it anyway. Just the other day we found the same bottle at a garage sale for a buck. this bottle was identical to the green one except it was red and on the bottom was written: Wheaton NJ. Could you tell us any info or where we might find more of these? Thanks, Derek

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From: Second Nature Divers

To: Digger

Subject: bottle question

Date: 07-08-2003

 I live in Belize and we have several bottles we have found in and around the cays. One is a clay bottle approx 10 inches high and 3 inches diametre. It has Blankenheym & Nolet embossed on it and it looks like it is missing a small handle that was on the shoulder of the bottle. All other bottles with Blankenheym & Nolet that I have researched are glass. I am interested in age and any other qerky facts, value is of little importance because I yet to want to sell any of my finds Martin

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From: AnnetteMe

To: Digger

Subject: imformation on three old bottles

Date: 07-08-2003

 hello digger i have three bottles and i cannot find any imformation on could you please help me ? the first bottle is about 11 1/2 inches tall and have i.w.harper written on each side made into the bottle on the bottom of it is d859, 56 41, m-32 85oa. the second one is brown and a little over 11 inches and the only writting on the bottle itself is 4/5 quart, on the bottom reads hiram walker & sons limited walkerville canada. the last one is green and it is about 4x8 inches and it reads james buchanan&co distillers glascow scotland BUCHANA's DE LUXE scotch whiskey thank you annette charles

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From: Bearyb

To: Digger

Subject: smile bottle

Date: 08-08-2003

 can you tell me about a smile embossed soda bottle 1920s is it coke bottle what 's it worth thanks

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From: Georgia Purdy

To: Digger

Subject: Brandimist

Date: 08-08-2003

 I am a freelance writer. I was asked by a local newspaper to interview a man who found a Brandimist bottle. Your site indicates it was a soda manufactured by Brandimist of Decatur, Georgia, but also mentions a Brooklyn, New York company who had the original patent in 1925. This bottle has the date 1926 and Jasper, Texas on the bottom. I live in Jasper, Texas and am unable to find a link for bottling it here even though there were some bottling companies here. Does this mean it was manufactured in Decatur? What does the earlier New York company signify? Any suggestions for tracking this down would be appreciated. My internet search has been dry except for the mention in your site. Thank you. Georgia Purdy

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From: Price

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Polishing

Date: 09-08-2003

 Hello Digger, Your web presence is astounding, your bottlease priceless. I have been collecting glass for a couple years now and find you are the go to guy. I Don't even have to write you to get the answers. All I have to do is follow your web. I am a very silent fan of yours... till now. You are a "digger" I am a "diver" most of my finds are VERY sick. I collect for pleasure rather than profit, many of my bottles are worthless but worthwhile to me. I have a pre 1880 iron pontil ale bottle with very pronounced snap case scars that just tickles me pink.... My real problem is many of my finds have surf damage. Most of them have very fine scratches covering the entire surface from lolling around on the sea floor. The scratches tend to be very fine though numerous as if one had rubbed the entire bottle with 120-300 grit sand paper. Whittle marks, mould seams and snap case scars are not occluded unless the bottle was found fairly shallow and was exposed to surf for however long. My prize display pieces look "attic" as long as I keep a light coat of furniture polish on em. Would your professional polishing machine help me get the oil out of my life and let my bottles shine on their own? I am very serious. Very willing to follow instructions. Very willing to pay the price for your plans if you feel a machine would benefit my bottles. My dream machine would polish 4-8 at a time. Will your plans satisfy my needs? Thanks, Price Court Poulsbo Wa.

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From: Michael Carver

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 09-08-2003

 Digger, i have 3 ezra florida gators bottles (1)heritage china 1973 s.n.42 running go gator (2) heritage china 1975 s.n.59 stance go gator (3) heritage china 1972 s.n. 29 passing go gator. I have had them for 20+ years and can't find out anything on them.Price, is this a complete set or not? any answere you could provide would be welcomed. Also i have a Beam Regal china 1972 Key West 150th anniversary bottle thanks.

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From: RACOKER

To: Digger

Subject: old stretch bottles

Date: 09-08-2003

 Hi. Was wondering if the old stretch bottles are worth anything.? I have a old "7up stretch bottle" from my younger years...that I've kept and was wondering what it was worth? Thanks. P

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From: Jamezart

To: Digger

Subject: baseball bottles

Date: 09-08-2003

 Dear Digger my name is jeff dangerfield and a couple of year ago i dug up 9 of these bottle in an old trash pile of embossed bottles. There were on A, C, L, Bottles in the pile leading me to believe the bottles were put there before 1937.the bottle has 5, L, G, W, 9. 1 852 on the bottom and measures 9 5/8 inches tall . the problem im having is finding someone to be honest with me about the bottles after they find out i have one. I know its not 1959 because i have talked to lots of elderly people in the Charleston area that have never seen the bottle. and i have a lot of L, G, W, Bottles that don't match the dates accurately. once I described the bottle to a dealer as if i was looking for one he called it the Collins bottle and said it would be expensive. well he never called me back. thank you very much for your time Jeffrey A Dangerfield P, S, Dear digger please lets help our fellow diggers learn the truth about this one because i wont give up until i do thank you.

 

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From: Sam and Aaron

To: Digger

Subject: bottles from Grandma's basement

Date: 10-08-2003

 Dear Digger, My grandma has a plethora of very old bottles that have been sitting in her base ment for many years. Many of them, including these three bottles that I am sending a picture link to, were purchased as antiques about 50 years ago, and she has kept them in the basement all these years. I am wondering what they are worth, but also any history on them would be appreciated. Two are Erven Lucas Bols stoneware bottles, the other says Enore Japonaise, N Antoine& Fils. That one also has what appears to be a pouring spout. Thank you for any help you can give.

 

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From: Marie Thorn

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10-08-2003

 Hello, I've been hiking all over Baltimore Co, and along the way, I've found many bottles...some perfect, some not. The question I'm asking you today is about a bottle with the words M&P Bottling Wks Sparkling Gazosa Style Baltimore Md Registered THIS BOTTLE NEVER SOLD Please forgive my poor depiction, but I found this bottle very close to the Ma & Pa railroad line near Pleasantville. And I wondered if there is any connection between the railroad and the initials on the bottle ? I would appreciate any info you may have. Thanks in advance, Marie Thorn PS The words on the bottle seem to be mirrored or reflected to appear 2 times.

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From: Mary-Bubba Granade GRANADE

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10-08-2003

 Hi, I have a good number of old bottles. some have rust stains and other mineral deposits on them. I have tried to scrub with a brush and I have used CLR cleaner, Do you have any advise on what to use to clean these bottles. Some of the drink bottle have applied color labels so I need to be careful of those. I would also like to know if you know of anyone that has the soda pop book on South Carolina soda pop bottles. I have seen this book listed on out of print book lists, but have not been able to find one. Thank you very much, Mary

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From: Sam and Aaron Budak

To: Digger

Subject: Grandma's bottles

Date: 10-08-2003

 Digger, My grandma has a plethora of very old bottles that have been sitting in her base ment for many years. Many of them, including these three bottles that I am sending a picture link to, were purchased as antiques about 50 years ago, and she has kept them in the basement all these years. I am wondering what they are worth, but also any history on them would be appreicated. Two are Erven Lucas Bols stoneware bottles, the other says Enore Japonaise, N Antoine& Fils. That one also has what appears to be a pouring spout. Thank you for any help you can give.

 --Aaron Boatwright P.S. The photos of the bottles are posted to an online photo album at ofoto. I will send you a link directly from there. "We are the musicians, and we are the dreamers of dreams..."-Willy Wonka

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From: Rstadmo

To: Digger

Subject: bonded stock whiskey bottle

Date: 10-08-2003

 looking for approx. value on bonded stock whiskey(unopened) distilled by the american distilling company made in spring of 1947 and bottled in fall of 1951. The american distilling companies were located in Pekin, Ill and Sausalito Ca. Top seal number is 14-0292341. Stamp on bottle says, State of Illinois 1/5 gallon series N Tax paid at the rate of 1.00/gallon. Main office at 247 Park ave, N.Y. N.Y. Distilled & Bottled by Reg. Distillery no. 2 JRBW No 2 Pekin Ill. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR TIME & KNOWLEDGE.

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From: meemasoozi   

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 10-08-2003

 i have a ballerina bol bottle. no marking etched in the glass. has some writing on plastic bottom Celluloid? modele depose....red topped cork?? is it older than the illinois bottle with the etched 1976 mark??

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From: Kyle Holden

To: Digger

Subject: need info on a coke bottle

Date: 10-08-2003

 I inherited this bottle from my grandmother last year. I have no idea where she got it or what exactly it is. I have entered all information into the online search engines, but can't get any info on it. No markings on the neck or sides, only some numbers on the bottom with an uppercase "i" circled on the bottom. I would appreciate any information you could provide. Sincerely, Kyle Holden

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From: Mheather64

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 10-08-2003

 We found an old bottle it says on it sample bottle Dr. Kilmer's swamp-root kidney cure from Binghamton, N.Y wanted to know if interested or could tell us how much its worth looked on several websites and could not find it in a small bottle picture  he bottle is round about 3' tall, cork type clear but with a lead color in it you can see bubbles in glass is very old(looks) 1800's?

 

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From: Jodi Malphrus 

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 10-08-2003

 Hi. I've come across a couple of bottle I wanted to ask you about. The first one is an old? apothecary bottle with a solid glass stopper. Etched into the glass is the following: AMMONIUM OXALATE (NH4)2 C2O4 The bottom of the jar reads M B W USA The second is an old glass baby bottle with " JACK AND THE BEANSTALK" in green with a picture of Jack on the stalk The bottom reads SAMUEL CALLET CO and the number 1 Can you please tell me if either of these is worth anything as I was considering placing them on eBay? I've included pictures to help you identify them. Thanks so much Jodi Malphrus P.S. Both of these bottles are in excellent condition.

 

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From: Diana Johnson 

To: Digger

Subject: Drake's Blood and Liver Tonic

Date: 11-08-2003

 Hello, I recently purchased a bottle labeled, ³ DRAKE¹S BLOOD AND LIVER TONIC, A CERTAIN REMEDY.² I am not having any success in finding information about this bottle. It is: 9 3/16² tall, amber, rectangular, probably machine made because the seam goes over the lip, no embossing other than the number 82 on the lower front below the label, which also states, "Proclaim Relief To All The Sick For Here's The Balm To Heal Them", the bottom has a circular ?scratch¹ with a diamond shape in the center, within the diamond shape appears to be the letter ?I¹. I¹ve attached some photos that I hope will help. Thank you, Diana Johnson IXOYE Attachments: drake bottle.doc.sit

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From: Abwadel

To: Digger

Subject: Absolutely Pure Milk 1887

Date: 11-08-2003

 Can you tell me anything about a bottle for milk that has Absolutely Pure Milk 1887 printed on the front with an embossed cows head between the 18 and the 87. It has the stopper on top that looks like white porcelain with a red rubber ring under it. It is attached with the wires. On the bottom of the clear glass milk bottle it looks like an embossed pig. It is a quart bottle. Thanks for any help you can offer. I bought it at a sale and wonder if it has any value. Thanks Adelline

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From: Craig Pauly craig

To: Digger

Subject: bougheys

Date: 11-08-2003

 Hello- I have a question that was already asked, but I could not locate an answer. Boughey's Traverse City, MI 7 oz clear bottle Thanks, Craig Pauly

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From: Mcmahon, James B. .

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 11-08-2003

 Digger; My name is Jim McMahon, and I snorkle for bottles in Lake Champlain, NY. I have five or six clear, bluish-tint bottles, about 8" tall, that have a picture of a beaver embossed / etched, on the bottom of the bottle. I haven't been able to find anything on them in the places I searched. There are no other marks on the bottles. I was wondering if you might have any information on them. Some day when there's time, I'll photoghraph my bottles and scan them onto disc. Right. Anyway, if you have any idea what these are I would appreciate it. Thanks; Jim McMahon

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From: angie banta

To: Digger

Subject: jumbo peanut butter jar

Date: 11-08-2003

 My father has a Jumbo brand peanut butter jar that has a pail handle. It is 1 1/2#'s and has the glass elephant and says "Made from no. 1 Spanish and no.1 Virginia peanuts, salt added. THE FRANK TEA AND SPICE COMPANY, Cincinatti Ohio. The bottom has a letter 8 and the letter A in a circle on the bottom. If you have any information on this I would appreciate it if you would share it with me. Thanks, Angie Banta

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From: Herb Superb

To: Digger

Subject: old bottles

Date: 11-08-2003

 Dear Digger. My husband was digging at our cottage recently and came across a graveyard of old bottles. He said that his relatives have been throwing them there since obout 40 years ago. anyway I collected some of them but next year I plan on getting the rest. Could you give me some information on what I should keep and how to look after them. Some of the m still have the caps on them with the contents still inside, would it be better if I leave it in there or clean it out. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks Mary

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From: Julie Mendez .

To: Digger

Subject: mellin's food jar

Date: 11-08-2003

 I was wondering if you could tell me anything about this really old jar/bottle that my mother has handed down to me. It's pretty old, as I've been told. It's a light blue/aqua color that says MELLIN'S FOOD CO. on one side and the othersays BOSTON, U.S. LARGE SIZE. The screw cap on the top says FOR THE BABY in the middle and going around that it says MELLIN'S FOOD for INFANTS and a few other words that I can't make out. The bottom also has some kind of signature or trademark sign.?. Any help would be great! Thanks!

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From: Kendra Bollinger

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 12-08-2003

 Hi. I have a bottle that I can't seem to find any information about, and I wasn't sure who to write to since I am unsure what type of bottle it is. The bottle itself measures approximately 6 3/4 " in height and 2 1/4 " in diameter. It is a round bottle, light aqua in color, appears to be BIM and has what I would call a blob top. I am not sure how to describe the base of the bottle. The mold lines that run down the sides of the bottle curve under the base of the bottle and stop, and there is a smooth, circular piece of glass that slightly indents upward. This smooth, circular piece of glass is approximately 1 1/4 " in diameter and is also the light aqua color. There is no writing or embossing on this center piece of glass. The writing on the bottle is embossed and reads: J.C. SCOVILL REGISTERED SCJ (written one on top of another) NEW HAVEN CONN REGISTERED On the back of the bottle at the bottom it reads: THIS BOTTLE NOT TO BE SOLD I have searched the internet trying to find anything about J.C. Scovill and have found absolutely nothing. The bottle itself seems to be in very good condition. There are small bubbles in the glass itself, but no crack or chips that I can see. My husband found the bottle somewhere, but can't remember where. It has been in our garage on a shelf, so it has collected some dust, but is for the most part pretty clean. I would appreciate any information you may have. I apologize if I shouldn't have directed this bottle question to you, but because I am unaware of the bottle type, I was unsure who I should write to. If you have any information for me, or a name of someone else I could talk to, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so very much. Kendra Bollinger

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From: Lyn line

To: Digger

Subject: info on W. H. Ware Fish Bitters Bottle

Date: 12-08-2003

 Hello how are you? My name is Lyn i live in ontario canada i was at a garage sale and got this bottle ...Ware Fish Bitters Bottle now on the Bottom it says ***3**, and **75cl3vea78** with **italy** is this a new bottle or a old bottle? thanks

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From: william ayer

To: Digger

Subject: Help!!

Date: 12-08-2003

 This bottle was given to me by a friend. If you could give me some info. that would be great. It stands about 121/4 inches high. Looks to have been blown in a three piece mold. description: appears to have three babies holding up a globe. Bottom appears to have a pontil. all clear glass with the words depose embossed on the base. Thanks a lot Bill Ayer

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From: Skippi M.

To: Digger

Subject: Louis Taussic Wiskey

Date: 12-08-2003

 Hello, Back in 2000 I sent a question about a Louis Taussic Bottle, with the threads on the inside of the neck. At that time, you didn't have much information on it. Am wondering if you have come across anything since the inquiry? Thanks for your time and interest! Mrs. A. Memmott

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From: Kath

To: Digger

Subject: Michters Distillery Bottles

Date: 12-08-2003

 Dear Digger, We got these bottles about 20 years ago. The distillery was Michters, in Lebanon, Pa and it is no longer in existence. When it was still open, my dh had inquired into these and THINKS the one bottle was valued at $50, several years back. Unfortunately, we didn't keep track of it. Can you please give your value and the rarity of it to us? Here are the descriptions: __Bottles have a speckled look to the paint. Bottle color is a creamy color with darker speckles ingrained. __Bottle on left has a flat embossing, green in color. __Bottle on right has a raised blue embossing. __Both bottles are 4" in heighth __Both bottles have a solid mold seam, going over the mouth of the bottle. __Base of bottles are still all one seam with a beveled bottom on each one. __Bottom of bottle on left has a federal warning on it along with this marking 3-D-42 #153 __Both bottles are empty and in terrific condition with the exception of the broken Dept of Revenue liquor tax label. __Bottle on right has a "Series B 1976" marking on it. Thank you so much! Kath

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From: Michael Scroggins

To: Digger

Subject: 1974 mccormick liquor bottle

Date: 12-08-2003

 i have a mccormick liquor bottle and i was wondering if it was worth anything. the bottom reads, 219-1974 liquor bottle 11-d16. the front has ( aged in the hills platte valley) straight corn whiskey. 86 proof 1 pint 6 years old. it's in great shape and it also still has the cork in it. thanks for your help mike.s

 

These jugs are quite common because they were made over many years.  The jugs are made by the McCormick Company. Based on the trademark information below, I do not believe they were making the crockery jugs prior to 1955.  Most seem to have come from the 1960-1970s. The jugs come in a variety of sizes: pints, 1/2 pints and 750 mL. they appear to be dated on the base.  Early ones (prior to 1964) will have the words "Federal Law Forbids the Reuse or Resale of this container" under the glaze. None of them seem to sell for much, usually under $10.

PLATTE VALLEY -WHISKEY. FIRST USE: 1933. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1933 - TYPED DRAWING Design -Filing Date April 28, 1954 - Registration Date March 8, 1955 Owner (REGISTRANT) MCCORMICK DISTILLING COMPANY CORPORATION MISSOURI 1 MCCORMICK LANE WESTON MISSOURI 64098 Renewal 3RD RENEWAL 20050201

Digger

 

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From: Abwadel

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Absolutely Pure Milk 1887

Date: 12-08-2003

 What did I tell you that made you know it was a modern repro? I am interested in knowing this. Thank you. Adeline

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From: Ida M.

To: Digger

Subject: 7up bottle

Date: 12-08-2003

 Hi! I recently found a green 7up bottle that says You like it, It likes you with 1939 on it. Could you please tell me if it is worth anything? Thanks!

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From: TDewey325

To: Digger

Subject: bols ballerina apricot brandy

Date: 13-08-2003

 I have a bottle of bols ballerina apricot brandy. The date on the label ( in very small print I might add) is January 1868, and a product of Holland. It is unopened with the original seal. Could you give me more information about this particular product and an approximate price? Thankyou.

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From: Hal Seamon

To: Digger

Subject: MilkBottleQuestion

Date: 13-08-2003

 Good Afternoon, My grandfather, Martin Seamon, had a small dairy in Elmira Heights, NY in the 1920's. I am not sure of the exact dates

 -- it may have started earlier. When my grandmother died in 1952, the home and barn were sold and unfortunately not much attention was given to saving things. I have one milk bottle and am interested if you could tell me anything about it. It is a one pint, clear bottle. In raised lettering in semi-ciruclar form if states: one pint l liquid M. SEAMON DAIRY ELMIRA HEIGHTS There is a small cicular indentation one either side of the bottle's neck. There are two seams that stop beofre the top of the bottle. There is a circle with an E in the center of the bottom of the bottle. Any information you could supply would be helpful. I am also considering a trip to the area to see if I could locate any other bottles. So you have any suggestions regarding that. Thanks so much. Harold P. Seamon Williamsburg, Virginia

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From: phyllis nolandy

To: Digger

Subject: PRICE BOOKER CROCK

Date: 14-08-2003

 Hi digger; i have a gal crock brown on the top tan on the bottom with handles that would have held a wire bail, has a place for a lid to set down in but no lid. It says price-booker mfg. co. San Antonio TX. Could you give me some history and a price....thanks so much, pk

 

Bottles are known in 7 5/8" and at least one size smaller. S.D. Price was President of the Price-Booker Mfg. Co. They were located at 621 San Luis, in San Antonio from about 1894-1915. Bottle are rather scarce and the company was a pickle manufacturing company. In 1904 a cucumber salting station was established in the community of Chriesman also known as Yellow Prairie by the Price-Booker Manufacturing Company of San Antonio. Other sources suggest the company went out of business in the 1930s. Bottles value might be $10-12. The crock might be much better and being a Western item, I'd estimate. $150.00 Digger

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From: Debra Snodgrass

To: Digger

Subject: found bottle

Date: 14-08-2003

 Dear Digger I bought a bottle at an estate sale for $1.00. It is 3 inches in height, also rose in color, and 12 sided. stamp on one side of it is stamped COL SAM JOHNSON PROPRIETOR RICHMOND VA. 1852 On the other side is stamped ALANCASTER S INDIAN VEGTABLE JAUNDICE BITTERS. Can you tell me about this bottle and it s worth. I am including a picture of this bottle. Thanks Debra Snodgrass

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From: Countyseat saloon

To: Digger

Subject: full kemp's balsam

Date: 14-08-2003

 i'm afraid to list this item on e-bay no comps. I have a sealed bottle of Kemp's Balsam with label ( label is readable but rough) any ideas please. thank you Rae

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From: Lyn line

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Re: info on W. H. Ware Fish Bitters Bottle

Date: 14-08-2003

 At 06:45 PM 8/13/2003

 -0400, you wrote: New Digger

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From: "Lyn" line ycyberus

To: Digger Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2003

 4:05 PM

Subject: info on W. H. Ware Fish Bitters Bottle Hello how are you? My name is Lyn i live in ontario canada i was at a garage sale and got this bottle ...Ware Fish Bitters Bottle now on the Bottom it says ***3**, and **75cl3vea78** with **italy** is this a new bottle or a old bottle? thanks

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From: dv32n

To: Digger

Subject: old bottles

Date: 15-08-2003

 I have three antique bottles , and would like to find out their value. They all have cork top openings. One is a round 4" Listerine with Lambert Pharmacal Company on bottom with two numbers on bottom and a diamond shape marking. The second is a 5 1/2" x 3/4" wide pale green, corktype with Chap. H. Fletcher's on one sie and Castoria on the other side. The Third bottle is a clear 9" with Dr. Y.Y. B. Caldwell's Laxative Senna on front, on left side, Monticello, Illinois, on right side Dr. Y.Y. B. Caldwell, Inc. Would like your help on this if you can. Thank You

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From: monika miller  

To: Digger

Subject: Fw: help please

Date: 15-08-2003

 Hi, You were recommended to me as THE MAN regarding antique bottle knowledge. Hope you can help. I am not a bottle collector, but am trying to get rid of a few bottles I've had for years. I have searched books extensively to find a match for the bottle in question, but haven't been successful. I think it may be an ink bottle. It is 5 inches high, has 12 sides, is a light aqua color and has a pontil. The glass is very thin, not thick like in some old bottles I've seen. I have attached pix. I hope I'm not being presumptuous by asking for your help, but I would like to list this bottle on ebay, only I don't know how to accurately describe or what it's worth. Thanks in advance for your help. Best Regards, Monika Miller

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From: Angela Neglia

To: Digger

Subject: bottle questions

Date: 15-08-2003

 I have a bottle (of course) with no markings to tell me what it was. It has an applied round band neck, it is pale aqua colored, has 2 seams, no pontil mark, but the base is that has the keymold design. It is embossed on three sides with what appears to be cathedral windows or like a bishop's hat elongated (best descriptions I can come up with). It is 9 inches tall with a 3 inch square base, the neck is about 1.5 inches. There are bubbles in it, and the neck is bent (?) in one area. I also have a flask or decanter measuring 5.5 inches tall. It would be clear glass, but it has opalescent honeycomb (maybe alligator or snake skin) embossment on it. It only has a 3 and a 6 on the bottom of it. It appears fairly new, but I am wondering what you think it is. Lastly, I was wondering what this little greenish tinted flask had in it. It too, has no identifying markings It has seams, and it has bubbles. Probably not too old, but I wondered what had been in it.

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From: Angela Neglia

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To: Digger

Subject: Re: bottle questions

Date: 15-08-2003

 I think you are tremendously knowledgeable. I would like to know which reference book do you sell that would be most inclusive? Although I think that your website is AWESOME and very helpful. I just bought a black glass blob top bottle based on what you said was the most relished among collectors. I also bought a Genuine Tilly Haarlem oil bottle that was pretty cool looking. I inherited my grandfather's estate a few years ago and don't want to part with any of the bottles, but it is so neat to think of the history behind them. And now I am addicted. I apologize for the other pix not getting attached. I will try to send them again if you are interested, but I am sure you get thousands of inquiries daily. The honeycomb pitcher is really interesting. I dislocated my hip, so I am not working at the moment, so you can let me know if I become a pain in the...I just found this to be a great way to spend time! Thank you so much, Angela

From: "Digger" Digger

To: "Angela Neglia"

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Subject: Re: bottle questions

Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003

 16:11:02 -0400 Big one with a pix is 1870s cathedral pickle and a nice one at that. Ought to be worth $100 or more. The others did not have pictures. Digger

 

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From: STEVE AND SHEILA SCHIAVONE

To: Digger

Subject: bottle Id

Date: 15-08-2003

 Andrew hi digger! i'm 12 years old and i've been collecting bottles for 4 years. , I just came back from a turn of the century dump in a park and found a ton of bottles. I need help on a lot of them. anyway, i need help on this one. on the front , there is a slug plate that says (embossed) "citrate of magnesia" on a ribbon. then at the top and bottom of the slug plate there appears to be sideways "Y" 's this bottle is an ABM w/ a blob top complete with ceramic stopper. the base is smooth and the bottle is clear color. bottle looks like a soda bottle and is in dug condition. can you please tell me the age and history? thanks a lot!

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From: Huntersmoon

To: Digger

Subject: Thomas Edison battery oil bottle

Date: 15-08-2003

 Hey Digger I have a matching pair of bottles. They are 5 inches in height, clear cylindrical in shape in good to excelent condiition.Mold line is very fine and goes over the lip of the bottle. There is an Edison signature on one side of the bottle and writing onthe front. Edison Battery Oil Made in the USA. Thomas A. Edison Incorporated Bloomfield N. J. U.S.A. It has a double lip with no apparent screw type rings I understand they were used for the railroad. Can you enlighten me as to the value and history? Janice Thorpe Salem, Oregon Huntersmoon

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From: Rosanne Fitzpatrick

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 16-08-2003

 Hi: I have a bottle that says Pluto water on it that my mom dug up in the back yard probably about 30 years ago. Any info on its background. Thanks! Rose

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From: Jacqui Mobley

To: Digger

Subject: Old bottles

Date: 17-08-2003

 I have 6 western figurine ceremic bottles One is bat masterson and one is Wyatt Erp (which was made from a painting for the old Overland Hotel in Reno) and 4 others. The have never been opened. We need to know approx. value on these. Daryl Mobley

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From: J Roman

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To: Digger

Subject: Questions about bottles

Date: 16-08-2003

 Hello Digger Odell. I've been searching the net about these old bottles and I came across your site. My father dug these bottles up with visiting in Indiana I believe, and then gave them to be because I think they are quite neat. The first bottle I did find some info about, just prices mainly $25-45, but I was wondering if you had any other info. The second bottle I have found nothing about, sadly. Both bottles were found empty, without their corks. First Bottle: description of the embossing (if any): On one side it says DR D JAYNE'S EXPECTORANT, and on the other side it says PHILADA. On the bottom of the bottle it has a number 2. The writting sticks out. size, especially the height: height = 6.5 inches, width = 2.5 inches, mouth = 1 inch, lip = .25 inches wide. Neck of bottle = 1.5 inches long. mouth of the bottle, type of lip, whether the mold seam stops or goes over the top of the lip. The style and shape of the mouth is very important to telling both the age and the type of bottle: The mouth of the bottle is 1 inch in diameter, and the lip of the bottle is 1/4 inch thick. The mouth of the bottle is 1/2 inches wide and is round. The lip of the bottle is squared, not rounded. The seam lines run about half way up the neck of the bottle but stop about an inch before they reach the lip. base of the bottle (smooth, embossing, pontil marked): The bottom of the bottle has a 2 on it, it also looks like there is a small pontil, but it is hard to tell. The bottom is kind of rough, and it dips into the bottle smoothly. The bottom is rectangular, but more like a wide octigon than a retangle. shape of the bottle (round, rectangular, square): rectangular does it have a label, embossed design, unusual shape: just the embossment and just writing, however 2 of the letters are superscript with a line underneith them. The R in DR, and the A at the end of PHILALA. color: clear, aqua, amber, cobalt, emerald green, etc...: it is Aqua condition, i.e. is it damaged, or stained: No damage, no clips or cracks. It does still have some dirt inside that I can't get out. tell me what you would like to know about the bottle, age, rarity, value or history: Can I find out about all four :) I'm quite interested in what these bottles are. Second Bottle: description of the embossing (if any): On one side it says SPOHN'S DISTEMPER CURE SPOHN MEDICAL COMPANY COSHEN, INDIANA, U.S.A I has a 2 on the bottom and nothing on the other side. size, especially the height: height = 5 inches, width = (just under) 2 inches, mouth = .5 inches, lip = .25 inches, neck of bottle = 1.25 inches. mouth of the bottle, type of lip, whether the mold seam stops or goes over the top of the lip. The style and shape of the mouth is very important to telling both the age and the type of bottle: The mouth of the bottle is round about 1/2 inches wide, the lip of the bottle is rounded and smooth. The seam lines stop before they reach the lip of the bottle. base of the bottle (smooth, embossing, pontil marked): The base has a 2 on it. I can't tell if it has a pontil or not there are several small spots on it. The bottom goes into the bottle in a square. It is smooth on the bottom. shape of the bottle (round, rectangular, square): rectangular does it have a label, embossed design, unusual shape: no color: clear, aqua, amber, cobalt, emerald green, etc: is Aqua condition, i.e. is it damaged, or stained: no damage, a little dirty resedue inside. tell me what you would like to know about the bottle, age, rarity, value or history: Again, can I have all of the info on this bottle please, I haven't been able to find anything on this particular one :) Thank you very much for accepting me questions, sorry I didn't have pictures, but I hope I supplied enough informarion :) Could I get you to reply by e-mail, or let me know that you've posted the answer, please? Thanks for your time

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From: Vincent Craig

To: Digger

Subject: Ball and Claw bitters

Date: 16-08-2003

 Hi, while browsing the web looking for ball and claw bitters bottels to compare to mine, I happened upon your site. My question is this, I have a blue ball and claw bitters bottle, it looks just like the one's at your site, how do I know if it is real? Description- Ball shaped at bottom, claw at top, ball and claw bittters worlds best remedy, on both sides, st louis and indianapolis around the bottom of the rim, turned over wheaton nj, and what appears to be a stampingwith either 6 sides or 5 mold mark goes all the way to the top. Please let me know. D. Craig

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From: Wearitagainpam

To: Digger

Subject: Konjola bottle

Date: 16-08-2003

 Hi Digger! In our back yard, our dog dug up a linament? bottle: (Metal screw cap crumbled off) Clear color. 8 1/2 in. high, 4 in. x 1 3/4 in. wide. Holds about 1 pint. Image on each side says Konjola. Image on front: Konjola Mosby Medicine Co. Cincinnati, USA and a picture of the Konjola man. 10 3, N-W or M-N on the bottom.Good condition, a few very minor nicks. The history of the Konjola man on your website was helpful. This bottle was found in Kentucky. Would the addition of the history behind it make it more valuable? What is the value? Is it rare? What period (30s?) does it date back to? Other bottle found with it is a corker Listerine bottle about 4 1/2 in. high and 1 3/4 in. diameter. Front raised lettering: Listerine, Lambert Pharmacal Company. Bottom has a square around the letter "N" and the number 10. Very good condition. No nicks or cracks. Thanks for your help. Pam Garcia, Tom Sly, Bowling Green, KY

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From: Hydroband

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 16-08-2003

 I Have an empty bottle that says on the back the design of this bottle is based on a pre columbian peruvian bottle now in the collection of the solomon R. guggenheim museum. Is this bottle valuable? If it is where could I sell it Thank you

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From: Angela Neglia

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To: Digger

Subject: Re: bottle questions

Date: 17-08-2003

 I finally got the pictures down to a size I can send. The pitcher has embossed honeycomb on it and on the bottom has a 3 and a 6 and is only 5.5 inches tall 1.25 inches in width and probably only holds 2.5 ounces (I'm a pharmacist and this is my closest measurement) The other is a Crattan round bottom applied lip ginger ale bottle. I read that they used to make round bottom bottles to keep the cork from warping..Is this right? And did you get my other email. I was wondering which reference tool do you sell that would be most complete for a novice collector? Thank you, Angela Neglia

From: "Digger" Digger

To: "Angela Neglia"

To: Digger Sent: Friday, August 15, 2003

 6:35 AM

Subject: bottle questions I have a bottle (of course) with no markings to tell me what it was. It has an applied round band neck, it is pale aqua colored, has 2 seams, no pontil mark, but the base is that has the keymold design. It is embossed on three sides with what appears to be cathedral windows or like a bishop's hat elongated (best descriptions I can come up with). It is 9 inches tall with a 3 inch square base, the neck is about 1.5 inches. There are bubbles in it, and the neck is bent (?) in one area. I also have a flask or decanter measuring 5.5 inches tall. It would be clear glass, but it has opalescent honeycomb (maybe alligator or snake skin) embossment on it. It only has a 3 and a 6 on the bottom of it. It appears fairly new, but I am wondering what you think it is. Lastly, I was wondering what this little greenish tinted flask had in it. It too, has no identifying markings It has seams, and it has bubbles. Probably not too old, but I wondered what had been in it.

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From: Dwight Webb

To: Digger

Subject: bottle worth

Date: 17-08-2003

 Dear Sir, I have aquired an old bottle by the name of Gordon, seems to be some type of whiskey bottle and is shaped like a pint bottle of whiskey, has the name LINDEN on one side of bottle and NEW JERSEY on the other running vertically also has a top that is metal crimped with metal lever on it, bottom of bottle has R-514 on it and also 1850, has an inscription on it that says against the law to resell , , cant find it on the internet , hope you may be able to help me , , can send pics but will be hard to see lettering as all is transparent glass and is just the raised lettering . thank you

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From: Bobby Black

To: Digger

Subject: Old Clover Bottle

Date: 17-08-2003

 I have a friend that has a bottle that is green and has 4 leaf clovers on it. This bottle was distilled in KY, 100 proof and it was for medicinal use. The lid was used for the cup. If you have any information please let me know. Thanks Bobby

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From: Mark Yarborough

To: Digger

Subject: old bottle

Date: 17-08-2003

 Dear Digger, While closing our parent's estate I found and old container made of what appears to be pottery of some type. It is brown in color round in shape, appears to have a corked opening. It has WING LEE WA and some other writing on the bottom and the Inscription: Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-Use of this bottle. Since it had the word "bottle" on it you were a good place to start THANKS Mark Yarborough

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From: Jeffrey Gorrin

To: Digger

Subject: Bowker's Crock

Date: 17-08-2003

 Dear Digger Odell, I bought a one gallon crock at a yard sale yesterday. It is embossed "Bowker's" and "Poison" on the shoulders. In a circle on the front, in black print, it reads "Watch and spray with Bowker's double header's"; "Safe, sure"; "Won't wash off"; "Bowker incecticide co. Boston, Mass U.S.A."; "Kills Bugs

 -- Kills Blights". It has a metal bail with a wood handle and a seperate, two piece, metal clamp for the lid. Except for two tiny chips on one of the bail loops, it is in mint condition. I estimate it to be 1930's give or take 10 years. The lid is missing. Do you know what the lid looks like and/or where I can get a lid? I can tell by measuring that the lid is 4 1/2 inches wide. Do you have any idea how rare the crock is and what it is worth? Thanks, Jeff Gorrin Bordentown, NJ

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From: Kandycane1964

To: Digger

Subject: PEPSI BOTTLE

Date: 17-08-2003

 Digger i found an old pepsi bottle- it is a 10oz duraglas bottle the lettering on the front is in red and reads pepsi-cola with a white and red background, on the bottom it says ?es pat 120, 277 and below that the numbers 16 53 then the word duraglas and it has a " g or a 6" and these numbers 2808, with 2 lines below those. On the back of the bottle it has pepsi written in red within a red circle , , and franchised bottler pepsi cola bottling co, hopkinsville ky .just above the front label it has pepsi cola embossed sideways around the bottle any help dating this would be greatly appreciated - thanks so much for any help you can give. Kandy

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From: Sebring, Kris E Kris.Sebring

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: bottle help

Date: 18-08-2003

 Hello, I am a technical service specialist at JT Baker, a large chemical manufacturer. We have been producing chemicals for over 100 years. I mainly answer people's technical questions about our products and chemistry in-general but occasionally I receive a interesting inquiry that helps make my job more fun. Someone called me today who found an old bottle at a flea market. It is one of our bottles and here are the details he gave me: It is blue-green glass and about 12 inches tall. He could not provide the volume of the bottle. It has a "B" in a circle on the neck of the bottle. The stopper is a glass penny stopper. It does not seem to be a blown bottle because it has seems on the sides (is this correct?). The bottom of the bottle has "JT BAKER CHEM." and the number 6 on it. The bottle has no paper label anymore. Is there any resources you could direct me to (either websites, or the e-mail of other experts) that would help this person out? In advance, I appreciate your help. Kristopher Sebring Technical Service Representative Mallinckrodt Baker, Inc.

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From: Carl

To: Digger

Subject: Your Help Please...

Date: 18-08-2003

 G'Day Digger! I was wondering if you could help me find out a few things about this bottle. I am especially interested in knowing the rarity and value. This is a Pepsi-Cola glass bottle. It is labeled with the following: 2 liters 67.6 fl oz (2 qts 3.6 fl oz) 2 liters return for 20c deposit BIG BOSS Maine - money back bottle UPC # 122300 There is a circle embossed on the bottom and there is a 24 within the circle. The bottle is clear and in excellent condition. Thank you for your time and effort. It is much appreciated. Cheers! Carl and Nikki

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From: BIOWORLD

To: Digger

Subject: McCormick Bicentenial Bottles

Date: 18-08-2003

 I have 4 McCormick Whisky Bottles. One is of Paul Revere, George Washington, Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross. They have not been opened and have the original boxes & packing. Are they worth anything?

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From: Moore, John

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 18-08-2003

 Digger, I have a 5" high clear screw top wine bottle I pulled from a river. It's embossed "Monarch wines" and has ornamental embossings of grape clusters covering the front face. On the back it has a few grape cluster embossings on the shoulder flanking some kind of a crest featuring two lion-like figures. At the bottom of the back, a couple of grape clusters flanking "half pint." On the bottom: "WINE" and PAT.DES. 103, 792. Also on the bottom: the numbers 4 and 7. I harbor no illusions about this being worth anything, but I am curious. It's quite an ornamental bottle. Any help would be most appreciated. John Moore.

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From: tammy gorder 

To: Digger

Subject: information on whiskey bottle and box

Date: 18-08-2003

 My grandfather has a bottle of whiskey he bought back in 1952 it is in the original box and has never been open i have no pictures of the bottle or the box. The box is in excellent shape as is the bottle. On the bottle and the box the lables read the same, Eight Years Old. O.F.C. By Schenley , Canadian Whisky, A Blend farther down the lable was the address LTD Valley filled P.Q. Canada O.F.C. Distilling Co. New York/NY sole agent in USA on the cap was two seals one federal and the other for the state of michigan a seal number was on the michigan one #7459876. The lettering on the lables where in red, the bottle was brown glass, and a twist stly cap the bottle was appr. 6-8 inches high and 88.6% proof. This is all the information I have could you please try to find a value and any more information on this or tell me where I might be able to find it myself. Thank You Tammy Gordert

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From: Bob Goldstein

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To: Digger

Subject: two bottles

Date: 18-08-2003

 We found these bottles in our house today while rebuilding... http://www.derrintogher/bottles/ any idea of age? or history? Thanks!!! Bob

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From: TERESA WALLACE

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 18-08-2003

 Hello, I have a bottle that is shaped like a fish. It's gold in color. I know it was either a liquor or a wine bottle. I know they have been out for at least 30-35 years. Any ideas? Thank you Teresa

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From: Hydroband

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 18-08-2003

 I have a Beam Viking Kentucky Bourbon ceramic bottle It is shaped like a Viking. Color Blue and Gray. it is empty but in excellent condition. Do you know any thing about it Thanks

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From: Hydroband

To: Digger

Subject: Re: bottle

Date: 18-08-2003

 I have another empty bottle it is shaped like a banjo and says Medley Bourbon the USA bicentennial on the label can you help on this? thanks

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From: Foster

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Four Chamber Mohawk Liquor bottle

Date: 19-08-2003

 SECOND REQUEST. Please Reply Hello Digger, I have been searching the web for about 2 years without any luck. I hope you can help or at least point me in the right direction. I have a Liqueur bottle (that has never been opened) containing four liqueurs from the "Mohawk" liqueur company. It is at least 30 years old, and came from my late grandfathers liqueur store. The four liqueurs are "creme de Cacao", "Blackberry Flavored Brandy", "Creme de Banana", and Creme de Menthe". The bottle has the gold foil seal on top, all the labels in excellent condition, and the Tax stamp is still intact and legible. Along with the bottle are four stoppers. Two years ago, I contacted Marie Brizzard (the company that now owns the rights to Mohawk, but they were of no help. As a matter of fact, they offered my a few hundred for the bottle since they have never seen one that still had the liqueur in it. I am trying to find out what value something like this would have on the open market. I am not particularly interested in selling it as it does have sentimental value, however, if the price were right...... Thanks for the help, Foster 

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From: Caporaso/Maharan

To: Digger

Subject: Belfast/Birchs

Date: 19-08-2003

 Dear Digger I sure hope you're still answering bottle questions. I recently found a light green, 9 inch tall, 2 7/16 inch wide bottle with what I think is a tooled tapered lip and seam that ends at the bottom of the lip. The bottle holds about 10 fluid ounces. Embossed on one side is BELFAST and on the other side BIRCHS. The bottle tips over easily because the bottom is rounded. I've tried to research it on the internet but only came up with some guesses. They are: the bottle was probably made in Belfast, Ireland in 1871 by Cantrell & Cochrane. It most likely held Belfast style ginger ale and traveled to the United States as ballast on a ship. Am I close to the mark or way out in left field and is it worth at least the $5.00 I paid for it? Sincerely Joseph Caporaso

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From: DAVIS

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 19-08-2003

 My brother-in-law has a bottle that is the fiqure of Napoleon. It is 7 3/4" high. It is a corked liquor bottle imported from Italy by the McKesson Liquor Company. It was made in Solerno, Italy and is 1.6 oz. Is it worth anything?

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From: Robert Burchmore

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To: Digger

Subject: 125th Wisconsin Anniversary Bottle

Date: 20-08-2003

 I have a Wisconsin 125th Anniversary 1848-1973 commemorative bottle by Marita Spirits 12 year old bourbon, tax stamps un-broken. Before I open, drink it and toss the decanter, does it have colllector value? Great web site.

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From: Joe joeearlese187

To: Digger

Subject: duraglas

Date: 20-08-2003

 Hi, I found a clear glass bottle about 9 inches high with Duraglas written in two spots around the bottom rim of the bottle. Can you tell me anything about this bottle. Oh, I found it while out Scuba Diving in the St. Lawrence river near Brockville Ontario. Looking forward to your reply Joe Earles Ottawa Ontario

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From: Shaun McClurken

To: Digger

Subject: Hamlin's Wizard Oil

Date: 20-08-2003

 I found a light aqua bottle, with HAMLIN'S WIZARD OIL embossed on the front, nothing on the sides, back or bottom. Its 6 1/4 inches tall and rectangular in shape with a recessed front and back. The mold seam stops on the neck and DOES NOT continue over the mouth. This bottle is in perfect condition. The discoloration you see is debris clinging to the interior wall. Is there any value in this bottle and can you tell me when and where it was made?

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From: stampman

To: Digger

Subject: question-Log Cabin Bottles

Date: 20-08-2003

 I am looking for information on Log Cabin Syrup Bottles (flasks) put out by General Foods in 1976-1977. I understand there were clear and brown glass in two series-"Portraits of America" and "Bicentennal Series". Any info woul be appreciated. Have found some on eBay from $l.00 to $9.99 in price. \ Thank you. MM

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From: Keith Morris

To: Digger

Subject: PEPSI BOTTLE

Date: 20-08-2003

 Digger, can you tell me any thing about a bottle i found. It is light green with embossed stars at top and half way down has in big letters (star boys)embossed all way around the bottle.the bottom of the bottle reads pepsi cola bot co greenboro, n.c. thanks keith morris

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From: susan morgan

To: Digger

Subject: bitters bottle

Date: 20-08-2003

 I have a dr. sawens life invigorating bottle and would like to know if there is any real value I have been quoted several prices but I am not sure of its value could you give me a little input on this bottle?

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From: marilyn sewell

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To: Digger

Subject: warner's medicine bottle's

Date: 20-08-2003

 Hi, I was Wondering if you no what my bottle might be worth.it's 8 and three quater's tall. shape more round, on the front of it, says warner's safe rheumatic cure. it has a safe on it beveld out on the safe it says trade mark on the edge down at the bottom it say's rochester.n.y.u.s.a. and the color is amber witch i call brown. my doctor is wanting to buy it . but i don't no what it's worth.it is not damaged. and it has a no.3 on the very bottom of it.if you no the age it would be nice to no. i don't have a digit camara, or i would take a picture of it .THANK YOU

 

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From: Ricky Price -

To: Digger

Subject: E R DURKEE BOTTLE

Date: 20-08-2003

 Digger, I have attached a drawing of a bottle that I have and was wondering if you can tell me the value of it. Please forgive the sloppy drawing but I could not take a good clear picture of it. It is an " E. R. DURKEE" bottle with a patented date of 4/17/1877 and has a purple tint to it. I found it in a creek bed in St. Francisville, La. . The attached drawing is in a jpeg format. Thanks Ricky Price

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From: William Bartish

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 20-08-2003

 I have some bottles, probably of Dutch origin, I got from the coast of Surinam (the old Dutch Guiana) in South America. They were salvaged from an old anchorage not in use for some time were they were buried in the silty mud. I believe the area was first settled in the 1500's or early 1600's. The area became the largest slave trading ports in the world particularly Guyana which was originally Dutch (Georgetown used to be Starbruck [spelling not exact]). Since I don't have a digital camera, I scanned a bottle and attached it to this e-mail. The scanner picks up all the bubbles and sleeks in the glass and highlights them. The glass is fairly smooth with some wrinkling on one side and in very good condition. I had some information on these bottles but have misplaced it. I am not a collector and don't know the terminology frequently used by collectors. One term that eludes me is "pontilled bottom". I would appreciate some information or web sites that explain terminology and possible values if that can be determined from the scan. What I find most on the Internet is information in bottles dating back to the 1700's but no further and don't picture bottles of the type from Surinam. I also have some bottles I got from Belize (the old British Honduras) that are round with very deeply indented bases that I suspect are the pontilled bottoms I mentioned above. Bill bartishw

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From: I4rain

To: Digger

Subject: fox root beer

Date: 20-08-2003

 Hello, i am trying to find the value and history of fox root beer any information would be appreciated thank you rainey

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From: purplehaze

To: Digger

Subject: I need your help, Digger!

Date: 21-08-2003

 Dear Digger, My mother has a friend who has an Old Classic 4/5 count whiskey bottle, with the date 1937-1949 and the initials C.D.C. on the label. It has a cork and it is still sealed. It was manufactured at the Continental Distilling Corporation in Phila., Pa. I would appreciate any information you could give me on this bottle...unfortunately, I don't have a photo to share with you. Thank you very much.

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From: James Hani Walker

To: Digger

Subject: ballerina in a bottle

Date: 21-08-2003

 hi Digger I am making inquiries about a liquor or two liquor bottles 50s maybe 60s and both play music and have a ballerina that dances and the other is a married couple dancing, can up help me on this ....one is labelled bols ballerina made in Holland. thanking you for your help James Smiler

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From: Angela Neglia

To: Digger

Subject: interesting bottles (or at least I think)

Date: 21-08-2003

 Hi there, It's Angela again..I have some pix of bottles I can't find reference to...I have a Batey & Co. black glass blob top bottle my boyfriend got for me recently. It is 6.5 inches tall, 2.5 inches wide. It has lots of bubbles, and is embossed down one side BATEY and down the other side said MANUFR of REGD (I think) above SUPREMA (going down). Around the bottom I think it says "No deposit charged...on the property of Batey..". The bottom of the bottle is also embossed with BATEY crossing over BATEY. All I could find was that Batey and co is a brewing company in London. This may be a ginger beer bottle. The second bottle is a 3 sided (convex) bottom bottle or decanter, clear with a faint aqua tint to it. I t stands 6.5 inches tall, 2.5 inches wide. It has no markings or embossments and the seaming on the base is not flush with the neck on one side and on another side, it looks like a seam but i doesn't go to the bottom, stopping short an inch from the base. Lastly, this bottle is a tiny flask looking bottle, looks BIMAL. It has seams but is also full of bubbles. It is 4 1/8 inches tall, 3 inches widest point. I just wanted to know what these bottles held. One last question, what makes liquid ammonia bottles turn kind of irridescent or are the bottles made that way. Same question for Fellows Syrup of Hypophosphites. I enclosed pix. Thank you, Angela

 

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From: Sahmccray4

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 21-08-2003

 Hi i have a clear glass bottle with a small loop holder on each side just below the top on bottom it has the words penick & ford ltd inc with a #2 #4 & #8 on the bottom. It has black residue in it do you know what this was or what it's worth please let me know thinks

 

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From: Demere, Patrick M.

To: Digger

Subject: November 2001 Answer

Date: 21-08-2003

 "I have an old jug. I do not know what it was used for, but it has a label that says, "L. C. Lea 648 Main Street Memphis Tenn." I have been looking in books as well as on-line and have not been able to find any information on this jug. Any help that you could provide would very helpful. Thank you and have a good day. Joe Stewart Nor have I. The best place to check is with the Memphis City Library. They may have Memphis City Directories which might give you a clue. You might even find a display ad for the company which would list items they had for sale. Such jugs were used for such a variety of liquid products it may be a mystery that is not solvable. Digger." Solution: My great- grandfather, J. C. Pidgeon, was referred to in his wedding announcement as "a popular South Main [Memphis] street liquor dealer." In a 1902 advertisement for "Free Rye Whiskey, " his address is given as 648, 650 and 652 Main Street. This was the land he purchased on April 12, 1901 along with the fixtures of the estate of the L. C. Lea Company of 648, 650, 652, South Main Street (since 1905: 552 South Main) and adjoining lots opposite Illinois Central Railroad Depot, for a total of $13, 000. L. C. Lea Company was a wholesale and retail liquor business run by J. C. Pidgeon. One of these buildings still stands as 552 South Main Street. This lot was Lot 243 of the Overton Subdivision, which was originally part of John Overton's 180- acre tract in South Memphis. Lea was the second owner, and Pidgeon the third. Patrick Demere

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From: Pratt, Teresa

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: anchor glass bottle

Date: 21-08-2003

 Dear Digger, I found a bottle at the local thrift shop. I have searched all afternoon aand can't find any info on it. It is an amber colored glass bottle, about 6.5 inches tall, round, short neck, weird almost like a "finger print" pattern on glass (not clear glass). There is a cork in the bottle and the cork has a indentation of a line going across it, it think it may be from a bale? The seams down the side are double, and measure 3/4 of an inch apart. There is a metal ring around the top, with a screw that goes through the ends to tighten the ring. Around the shoulder of the bottle there is a seam, it also says "Not to be refilled, no deposit, no returns". At the bottom front it says "Anchorglass". And the very bottom, (the part that sits on the table) says 8568 then an anchor in the middle and a 47 next to it, under the anchor it reads 49X. It also has that "finger print" finish on the bottom. The label looks old and waxy. it reads: Fire extingisher fluid, prepared and bottled by John R. Kugler, R.D. 1, Royersford, PA Located at Limerick Center. There is alot of other writing on it. I think the 12 fluid ounces part, and the fact that there are no patent #'s or anything on it is interesting. The only caution is do not inhale. It does not have any ingredients or contents. I am curious as to the age, value and history and rarity. If you have any info. I would appreciated. I know there was a glass factory in Royersford, PA a number of years back, I forget if it was anchor. They have closed down. I do live in royersford, so it makes sense that this bottle would have been made in my area. Thank you, Teresa Pratt

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From: Sherry

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 21-08-2003

 hello, i can't find anything about this bottle. it has 3 seams on the neck, and 1 that goeos around the body. it is 11" tall & very dark brown. thanks in advance...sherry

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From: Tracy Jackson

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 21-08-2003

 I have a 1979 sun-drop soda bottle wth dale ernhart on it when he got rookie of the year? Is this by chance worth anything empty, full? don't have picture yet.

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From: Susan Evans

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 21-08-2003

 I found an old bottle while digging in a dump. It appears to be clear as I am finally getting the purple coloring out. The bottle has a screw top is about 4 inches from the top of the cap to the bottom. It is about 1 and 3/4 inches across. It is square but has the 4 side corners cut flat. The bottle top had a wire with a round applicator (looks like something like they would use to polish shoes) It was round and like a cloth material. It has taken forever to get the purple stuff out. I think it had been hardened and dried and when the water mixed with it it started coming out. On the bottom of the bottle is a design like this 12 O 7 5 the O has 2 little triangles inside going opposite of the others. Hopefully you can give me a clue as to what this liquid is as it still is not all gone. Thanks very much, Susie

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From: KChau

To: Digger

Subject: Old Bottle

Date: 22-08-2003

 Hi Digger I have a bottle that is 4 1/2 inches long and 1 3/4 inches wide with a paper label on the front which reads "Crown Eucalyptolated Oil". It sold for $1.00 at the time It is 2/3 's full of liquid and has a cork top. It was prepared by the Crown Remedy Co of Binghamton New York. Could you tell me about how old it is and its value? Thanks Marie

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From: ESperow

To: Digger

Subject: Question for Digger

Date: 22-08-2003

 Hello, My name is Eileen. I have would like to know a little bit more information about some bottles I have recently been given by a family member in Rochester Michigan. The first bottle is a Sloans Liniment bottle. The name is embossed vertically down the front. There is no paper label just the embossing and the bottom of the bottle has a triangle marking that looks like it is in the shape of an eye. The second bottle is a brown 4" tubular Lysol bottle. Once again there is no paper label just "Lysol" embossed around the top bend of the bottle. The bottom reads: L.&F. Prod. Corp. Bloomfield N.J. The third is a Clear aqua tinted bottle about 4" square shape bottle that reads Dr. D. Jaynes Tonic Vermifuge 242 Chest St Phila. I also have several Clorox brown glass gallon jugs and a blue cobalt noxema glass bottle. Any information you have on these would be greatly appreciated. Also I would like to know the value of any of these as i have received mixed information. Thank You. Eileen

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From: tazzy

To: Digger

Subject: OLD MEDICINE BOTTLE

Date: 22-08-2003

 Digger, I live on the east coast of Maine , my husband found a medicine bottle on the beach with the medicine still in it, I believe the bottle may date back to around 1941, the company name on the bottle is H.H. Hay Co. with L.F At wood on the bottom. I have done some looking around and the H.H .Hay drug store was located in Portland Maine from 1841 to 1941. The bottle is about 7 inches tall and clear in color the content is black in color and has a strong smell, it has a small cork stopper in the top. can you tell me if this would have any value? I would really like to know what kind of medicine is in it.

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From: Jodinananel

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 22-08-2003

 hello i have a bottle i would like to know more about it says 3 rivers with a star beside it 7 oz on the bottom on bottom face it says marshall texas top of face it says made rite the bottle is clear with diamond shapes around it . thank you also have you hear of real juice co. dallas texas woosies 10 oz bottle. thanks

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From: cva1

To: Digger

Subject: commemorative jug

Date: 23-08-2003

 I have a Michter's Bicentennial Commemorative Jug with markings "Series B 1976." Has whiskey in it. Unopened. Where can I find comparative pricing information if I decide to sell it? Thank you.

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From: susie kennedy walker

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 23-08-2003

 Digger, I recently acquired a interesting bottle and would like to know just what it is I have. The bottle is 4" tall, light green color, the sides are indented with the words, C W Cole Co. on one side and the other side says, "Three In One". I have other bottles that were found with this particular one but this little bottle has me baffled. Can you help ? Susie

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From: Bev R.

To: Digger

Subject: Tiger Catsup 1936 Bottle

Date: 23-08-2003

 I have found a Tiger Catsup Bottle with the date 1936 embossed on it, as is the name. It is in excellent condition. Could you tell me if this bottle is worth anything and if so how much? Thank you very much, Bev Rawlings

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From: TKP812

To: Digger

Subject: hello

Date: 23-08-2003

 i happen to come across this James bean bottle 1975 it in shape of black boots, and a green helmet 4/5 quart , 100 months old, 80 proof Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey can u give me idea what worth or where can i go find more info on this bottle thank u little tony

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From: Jtaylormad

To: Digger

Subject: found bottle in basement

Date: 24-08-2003

 hello, i found a glass jar in my basement buried under some cinder and covered in about 3 inches of dust. The jar says Whitney mason 1858 it has a greenish tint to the glass, i live in pa, i know it is hard to tell me how much it is worth without a picture, but could you give me an idea? thank you

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From: Nella

To: Digger

Subject: Mason Jar

Date: 24-08-2003

 Hi, I've found a old mason jar "and some pieces" All which have PAT NOV 26 67 in a circle on the bottom with the number in the middle.The numbers are"16 20 4 14 68. Also it says mason's improved on the front of the jar in all capital letters. If you could please give me any and all information that you might have it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Allen

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From: dalzell

To: Digger

Subject: Weymans Snuff

Date: 24-08-2003

 I just recently bought a crockery jar with Weymans Snuff stamped into the side. I found a list of questions presented to you via your site where someone else was requesting information about the same type of jar. Could you enlighten?  I will tell others about your site. I am glad that I stumbled upon it.

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From: Kalebsantiques

To: Digger

Subject: Duraglas bottle identification

Date: 24-08-2003

 Digger, can you tell me anything about this bottle. It is 10.5 inches tall, marked Duraglas, 1/2 gallon, with #4 on neck of bottle. Bottom has these marks: top: 23, O with diamond superimposed, 50 bottom: 1513-W, 3A I think it could be a beer or soda bottle. Any information you can provide is appreciated. A picture is enclosed. Thanks for your help! Sincerely, Vickie Lane 

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From: CYPUPSAM

To: Digger

Subject: hey digger

Date: 24-08-2003

 I was at a flea market and bought a Green Jenny lind fislerville glass works bottles on one side it had jenny lind with some leaves on the bottom of her. On the other side it had fislerville glass works with a house and it has smoke coming from the chimney. on the bottom of the bottle it is sunken in and the the seam only goes up to the bottom of the long neck of the bottle. Can you tell me something about it. Thanks, Terry & Sam

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From: WCHISELER

To: Digger

Subject: Aztec/Mayan Decorator Kahlua Bottle

Date: 24-08-2003

 Hi! I have this really nice Kahlua Mayan or Aztec decanter from the late 60s or early 70s. Can you by any chance tell me anything about it or what it may be worth? I'd sure appreciate it! Thanks Tim Morin A

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From: Candi Shaffer

To: Digger

Subject: Value of antique ink jar with the patent number 1759866?

Date: 24-08-2003

 I was digging in my yard and found an old glass bottle with the patent number 1759866. I read questions on your site and you said that it was an ink jar, but my only difference between the jar I have and the jar that the other girl described was mine did not have a triangle on the bottom. Is there any way you can tell me the value or approximate value of the jar? Thank you for your help. Please try to get back with me as soon as possible. My . Thanks, Summer

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From: Njstorts

To: Digger

Subject: Bogardus amber target ball reproductions??

Date: 24-08-2003

 Hi, been reading a lot of you question -answers , but didn't find the one i wanted to ask, we have real pretty amber diamond pattern glass ball, that looks the same as some you have pictured. i have seen some with APR 10 ours reads APRL' 10 did they have different script or have these been reproduced?? THANKS Nick

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From: ShelleyHolley

To: Digger

Subject: RE: 08/25/03 Arrowhead water bottle Help!

Date: 25-08-2003

 Dear Digger! I came upon this interesting arrowhead water bottle! It can either lie on its side or stand upright, It has a screw top lid whiich leads me to believe it is possibly from 60s or 70s, on the lower neck it has an arrowhead, on the bottom it says arrowhead & puritas waters, under that there is a circle with a 1 in it, below that is the word duraglass, below that is los angeles, below that is 1A next is Pat. App.for Reg. in Calif. Can you give me any information on its value and origin? Thank You Shelley Holley

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From: Angela Lyons

To: Digger

Subject: Blatz

Date: 25-08-2003

 Mr. Digger, I have found 2 beer bottles or barrels that is made out of glass, the first one is a brown glass color about 4 inches tall is big around and the label on it says Barrel of Blatz, the mouth is very large in diameter and the lid goes over the top of it, it has and old pull tab to open it with, it has never been opened. I'd like to know what its worth and what year it was born, The other is an Olde Pub bottle, very simualer to the blatz bottle i just described thank you for your time Lyonsgirl

 

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From: HEISEYS42

To: Digger

Subject: old log cabin bourbon whiskey bottle

Date: 25-08-2003

 i found this bottle but cannot get much info on it it is clear glass , 10 1/2" tall and had a screw on cap it has crack at the screw on top no glass out of it but has crack around neck of bottle glass is raised with pine trees and a log cabin under the cabin says Old Log Cabin Bourbon Whiskey on back has raised glass of the cabin 3/4 way down says in raised letters Bourbon Whiskey the glass aroud the letters appears to be frosted the bottle is 3 1/2" in diameter at bottom and says on it Old log cabin bourbon whiskey in center is large 51 to left of 51 is circle with a - sign in center to the right of the 51 is 8, below the 51 is a oblong diamond shape with a D inside i looked up on internet and only info i found and do not know if true was that al capone bought whiskey from montreal during prohibition and it was called old log cabin bourbon any info will be appreciated to its history and value i have attached a few pics

 

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From: Juliette & Gary

To: Digger

Subject: 1913 Seagram's Rye Whiskey

Date: 25-08-2003

 

 -- My husband while painting an old house, found several Seagram Rye Whiskey bottles still full. Any leads you could give us to found a home for them or a value would be appreciated. We have tried Seagram's and no response. The bottles are still sealed and full, dated 1913. Thank you in advance for any information you can provide.

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From: Njstorts

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Bogardus amber target ball reproductions??

Date: 25-08-2003

 Hi, and many THANKS, now i know it's a for real one. i'm sure you know your stuff, i read your page a lot, interesting things on there. we've had this for YEARS, thought it was a christmas ornament!! LOL. Nick

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From: sheila elliott

To: Digger

Subject: james beam regal china elephant

Date: 25-08-2003

 i have an old james and beam regal china clown elephant that was made in 1968 and i was wondering if u could tell me of its value. it has no chips or marks on it at all.it is in mint condition. thank u for your time. sheila

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From: Daniel Fulle   

To: Digger

Subject: ??

Date: 25-08-2003

 Digger, I'm NOT a bottle collector, but objects with some age on them do interest me. I was at a construction site in Roanoke VA last week, looked down and found this bottle, took it home and cleaned it up the best I could and this is what I found. The bottle is light green in color, 3 1/4 " tall and has Gude's Pepto-Mang(c)an In Tablet Form Written on it. All in Raised letters. I'm in hopes that you can give me some info on this bottle!!!! I sure would APPRECIATE it!!!!!!!!! Dan Fuller

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From: kt64250

To: Digger

Subject: softdrink bottle

Date: 25-08-2003

 i found a bottle that has been under ground in a sewer ditch that was dug sometime in the 1930s . its from globe bottling co. l.a. it it has the name joy with a face made in the bottle and under it it says try that joyful drink

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From: Gayil Greene

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 25-08-2003

 although I am not a collector, today found bottle in woods adjacent to old abandoned road in Ulster County, New York bottle is fully intact. glass is clear with occasional small bubble. side seams extend up to and include the top lip. embossed in the glass is: JOHN KUHLMANN BREWING CO. ELLENVILLE, N.Y. REGISTERED THIS BOTTLE NOT TO BE SOLD any information you could provide would be appreciated. thanks, Eric Stutt

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From: Gpl4

To: Digger

Subject: apropo wine coolers

Date: 25-08-2003

 I have 20 bottles of unopened apropo wine coolers by hamms 1973, what can you tell me about it? is it worth anything.

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From: Jamie Darnell

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 26-08-2003

 I have just started to collect bottles and I have purchased three books - all different authors. And I still can't find anything on a couple of bottles. I know they are older bottles because they come from the same dig site. So before I purchase any more books I would like to know if they exist in them. I am not even sure what class they would fall in. Could you help me with that. Thank you. Jamie

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From: The Foshee's

To: Digger

Subject: Olla Bottling Company?

Date: 26-08-2003

 My friend has an old bottle that reads, OLLA BOTTLING COMPANY on it. Have you ever heard of this company? If so, any info. that you can provide would be greatly appreciated. I have not seen the bottle yet, but I will take a pic and send it to you later. Thanks Mike Foshee Freeport, Tx.

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From: Mark Marchok

To: Digger

Subject: hi digger

Date: 26-08-2003

 i stumbled on your site after i started researching the bottles i found in a house i am remodeling. i think this guy made moonshine so he kept all kinds of bottles. one of them says saegertown and looks tall like a wine bottle and has what looks like a deer on it.no painting it is in the mold. one more i have says auto city brg co ch bro's detroit mich it's brown and one more says renners akron, o on th back it says grossvafer capacity 12 1/2 oz. any info on these and what they might be worth? thanks, mark

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From: Eric Jentsch.

To: Digger

Subject: Dr. Herman's Vegetable Catarhh Cure

Date: 27-08-2003

 You posted a question about Dr. Herman's. We have a specimen at our Museum. Thought you might like the information - Dr. Herman's Vegetable Catarhh Cure was made by - L.T. Hermans & Co., Wilmington, Will Co, Ill. It was indicated for " Chronic Catarrh, Headache, Acute Cold in the Head, Pressure of the Nasal Passage, Discharges of the Nose, Ulceration, Offensive Breath, Disagreeable Taste, Loss of Sense of Smell. " There is a red sticker on the back of the outer wrapper that says "WORLD'S FAIR/ 1892/ CHICAGO/ OUR CHOICE. "- I enjoy your webpage and get a lot of good information from it. Thanks.

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From: BENSON ROSE

To: Digger

Subject: DREVET MANUFACTURING

Date: 27-08-2003

 Help! Great site and the only place i have found a lead. My greatgrandfather was joseph benson rose and his son george rose. Your august 2000 metions their name and "drevet manufacturing" where can i find more about drevet? They also owned royal baking and price baking powder. Whatever you can help with will be appreciated. Thank you : benson rose

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From: Maynette Nuzum 

To: Digger

Subject: Old Purex Bottle

Date: 27-08-2003

 Digger, I have a couple of bottles I need help identifying. Can and would you PLEASE, help?? The first is an old purex bottle it has the word purex vertically up the front of the bottle, eight times. It also has the word Purex Horizontally just above the 8 purex words.Below that is says: Cleans -Bleaches. It is probably a quart bottle. It is brown in color, without the original cork. No dates are on it. It does say around the bottom outside of the bottle: Bottle Design Patent Pending. Do you know anything about the date or value of this bottle? The second bottle is an ole listerind bottle, without the original cork. All is says on it around the top portion of the bottle is :Listerine. Any info on this bottle?? I love your web page and your knowledge on old bottles! Thanks So Much; Maynette Nuzum

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From: Diamond44

To: Digger

Subject: Whiskey jug

Date: 27-08-2003

 hi digger, i was hoping u could help me out. I have a primitive hand made whiskey jug, with a reddish -brown glaze. Gold stencil lettering that reads------ Premier Pure Whiskey P.R.Lancaster &Co. Owensboro ky It measures 12 inches in height. 31 inch diameter .with a handle about 3 to 5 gallon . If u have any information i would greatly appreciate it. I can seem to find any any where. Thank You. T

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From: Tbird760

To: Digger

Subject: Dr Pepper bottle

Date: 27-08-2003

 Dear Digger, My husband found a Dr Pepper bottle in our pasture that is from the 1940s. It is clear, holds 6 1/2 oz and the lettering is debossed. On the bottom it has L-C or L-G under that is the number 43, we think that may be the year it was made. Can you tell me more about it and give me a value. Thanks, T

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From: Mikie Pletsch -

To: Digger

Subject: Wahl

Date: 28-08-2003

 Digger- I have found a bottle that is clear. Letters are raised with no color. The name on the side of bottle is Wahl Beverages. So far I can find nothing/no one that has any information on this product name. Mikelyn Pletsch

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From: Paul Teigeler

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To: Digger

Subject: Old Bottle, I think

Date: 28-08-2003

 Attached are some pictures of a bottle I found here in Colorado while hunting. I was wondering if you could identify it for me and let me know how much it is worth, if anything. I hope the pics are good enough, if not I can send more. Thanx. Paul

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From: Don & Vada

To: Digger

Subject: Thomas Edison bottle

Date: 29-08-2003

 Digger, I found this bottle at a flea market in Marion, Ohio. it is a clear glass bottle four and one Quarter inch high, five and three quarter inch in diameter around the base, one and a half inch across the bottom, one inch across the top of neck. The sides have seams. It has the name on the front in raised embossed print ; Edison Battery Oil

 -------- Thomas A. Edison Incorporated Bloomfield, N.J. U.S.A. Running lenghtwise along the back of the bottle is the name in raised embossed signature writing Thomas A. Edison. On the bottom Appears to be the number 400, then below that is what appears to be a letter U, below that is the number 14. I would appreciate any info you can give me about this very interesting find. Thank you for your time and interest. Vada in Marion, Ohio

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From: Gene Muscatello 

To: Digger

Subject: i have a ?

Date: 29-08-2003

 I have an old bottle that says The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company. Would you happen to know anything about it. And i have a bottle that is brown and says the pittburgh brewing company. It looks like an old coke bottle of some sort. Thank you for having such a great site. Digging is such a great thing to do on spare time at 17 lol.

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From: gill

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Collector Question

Date: 29-08-2003

 I recently came across a A. Lancaster's Indian Vegetable Jaundice Bitters 12-sided bottle, purple in color, Col. Sam Johnson Proprietor, Richmond, Va. 1852. It is eight inches tall. I have seen many reproductions that are three inches tall and none like the one I have. Can you tell me more about it? Thanks, Mike Gill

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From: Sherjon0

To: Digger

Subject: a question about a bottle i found

Date: 30-08-2003

 hi, i found an E.C. booz's whiskey bottle. it has 1840 on one side and120 walnut st. philadelphia on the other side. it is a log cabin shape and green. can you tell me where it is from and if it is worth anything? thanks for your time........sherjon

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From: Btkmslein

To: Digger

Subject: help!

Date: 30-08-2003

 Greetings. I have recently moved and my movers lost the glass insert to an antique desk inkwell. The glass is a half circle in shape, approximately 1 1/4 in high and 1 1/2 in in diameter, and fits inside a metal holder with a flip top lid. I bought the desk in PA, and would really like to complete the desk again. any suggestions on where I can get one, and what I need to charge to the moving company? Thanks, Brian

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From: webmaster -

To: Digger

Subject: book

Date: 31-08-2003

 am looking for a biography of Owens, Joseph Michael - who invented the the first automatic bottle making machine, which led to the formation of the Owens Bottle Company---but can't find anything on the web?--any ideas of a book on his life. Adam

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From: SOUIXWENCH

To: Digger

Subject: ???

Date: 30-08-2003

 Ok , Ive got this bottle...It's Amber Color, says; full quart (towards top, below neck) Adolph Harris & Co. San Francisco, Cal. ....it's 10 & a qrt. inches high, 2 & a half " deep, & 4 " 's wide.......it has a rubber black stopper in it with A H C molded on top of stopper, the letters are stacked on top of each other...........(company logo) ..........so what can you tell me about this & worth ?????? age ..all that good stuff........... Thanks cuz i cant find squat on it !!!!!!!!! Thanks for helping..............Anna

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From: Susie Snow .

To: Digger

Subject: bottle question

Date: 31-08-2003

 I found a bottle buried in my yard. It is clear glass about 3 inches high. The stopper is also made out of glass. There is a patent date on the bottom 1922.

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From: Laurie Pearsall

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To: Digger

Subject: Inquiry

Date: 31-08-2003

 I have a bottle of Bols, Apricot Brandy in a Ballerina Bottle. There is a ballerina inside the bottle and you can turn the key under the bottle and music plays and the ballerina dances. I am trying to find the worth of this bottle and if they are still available. Thank you, Laurie

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From: Duane Holmes

To: Digger

Subject: Bols bottle

Date: 31-08-2003

 Hi Digger, I was wanting to know any information you may have on this Bols Bottle. I picked it up at a garage sale this past weekend for a $1.50. I've included a picture for you to see. It say 'made in France' on the bottom. It has 4 compartments at 8 1/2 fl. ozs. each, one for Creme De Cacao, Apricot Brandy, Cherry Brandy, and Creme De Menthe. The Bottle is almost 11 inches tall (not including the stoppers). It's about 6 inches wide (at widest part). My questions: was there a top to this? How old is it? Where did it come from? Was is the value of it? Thanks a lot, Duane Holmes

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