December 2003 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2000

From: Canadensis

To: Digger

Subject: I have a Bottle Question!

Date: 01-12-2003

Hi, My name is Lex and I am a fifth grade student. In my Social Studies class we are studying archeology and artifact research. Our field trip was to a park to go on an archeological dig. One of the artifacts I found was a Phillips Milk of Magnesia bottle made of a real light blue glass. Now I have to do a research project on it. I wanted to know if you have any information on this bottle or on the time period, anything that might help me. Please, I really need help. I found out on your website, http://www.bottlebooks/questions/March%202001/March_2001_Questions.htm

, that you are a real good bottle expert. Please reply ASAP with some information, if it is not too much. Thank You, Here is the trademark from 1906.

Presently the company is owned by Address: STERLING DRUG INC. 90 PARK AVE. NEW YORK, NY 10016 United States.  it was first used in 1885.  Digger

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From: Amy.Murphyfusi

To: Digger

Subject: Old bottle found

Date: 01-12-2003

Hello, My husband recently uncovered an old bottle while tracking deer on our property in Petersburg, Michigan. I was hoping you could give me some history on it along with an estimated value. It is just under 12 inches tall and the color in Amber. There is an embossed circular pattern on the bottle's front. The top portion of the circle has 'BUCKEYE BOTTLING WORKS". The center has an Elk Head. The bottom part of the circular pattern has 'TOLEDO, O." On the back of the bottle on the right side toward the bottom in pretty crude lettering is 'E.H.E.CO" embossed in it. There are no markings on the bottom of the bottle other than what appears to be an "X" which may be just part of what held the mold. There are seams up each side of the bottle but No Seams on the finish or mouth part. Appreciate any information you may have. Amy Murphy

Your bottle is listed in the Ohio Bottle book in fact there are seven different beer listings and two in the soda section.  Your bottle is a beer.  they had  outlets in Cincinnati, Findlay, Toledo and Cleveland. the E.H. E. is the Everett Bottling Company doing business under various names. The bottle with a blob top dates in the late 1880s and I have seen examples with machine made crown tops from the 1920-1930s.  Buckeye Brewing was in business in Toledo from 1886-1919 and then again under slightly different name from 1933-1966.  Digger

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From: Elaine B. Van Velsor

To: Digger

Subject: Howdy Soda Bottle

Date: 01-12-2003

I have found an interesting soda bottle. It has Howdy in raised lettering on the front both horizontally and vertically. It is textured on the bottom half as well. It reads W.Milan, NH on the bottom. Any idea of value or how common?

In 1920 C.L.  Grigg formed his own soft drink company, the Howdy Corporation to produce and orange flavored orange-flavored soda. You can find the trademark here http://www.bottlebooks.com/Designer%20Sodas/designer_soda_bottles1920.htm  and here

http://www.bottlebooks.com/Carbonated%20Beverages/carbonated_beverage_trademarks%201920s.htm

 

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From: David Ghelfi

To: Digger

Subject: Nikolai vodka

Date: 01-12-2003

Hi, my brother and I were doing some work in my house, and came across a full, unopened bottle of Nikolai Vodka. through research on your site, we/ve determined that it's from 1941-1965. It has the "forbids sale or re-use" on the bottle, and the house was built on 1941. It also has a "bottle stamp" Federal tax stamp on it. It says it's 'series 112'. Can you hellp us date this item? thanks, David & Steve Ghelfi

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From: John Bolton

To: Digger

Subject: hello digger!

Date: 01-12-2003

Hello, I recently purchased a very beautiful bottle at a local used clothing shop. It's an old bottle from France. "Cherry marnier" is what is says in the largest type. It is covered in a red felt material with a band of yarn or string of some sort wrapped around the neck. On another label, one of the three, 1827 is the only legible characters other then what looks to be the name of the Designer or their signature. Is there any information you could send me about this find?? -Thank you, John Bolton

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From: Evan Willian

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 01-12-2003

I have found a bottle which I believe is a whiskey bottle dated 1894 and labeled geo f hewett boston inside a star shaped symbol. Are their any resources on the net to get more info?????

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From: CavinDane Kennels

To: Digger

Subject: Olld glass bottle

Date: 30-11-2003

Digger: I found you on the web while searching for information on an old glass bottle that we found. It is approximately 9" high and about 8" in diameter. It has a smaller short neck. There is a triangle on the side that says Trade Mark of the sides of the triangle. Below that it says "The Cleveland Metal Products Co. It has turned a light bluish green. I found it alongside of a rusted out old woodburning kitchen range. I would appriciate any information that you might supply me about the old glass bottle. Thank you, Larry Cavin Harbor, Oregon

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From: d.phelps d.phelpsfinsightbb

To: Digger

Subject: S Macke & Co Beer Bottle

Date: 02-12-2003

I am looking for information for a bottle that is embossed S Macke & Co. It came from a privy dig in northern Ky. It appears to be a blob top beer bottle and i suspect it was from a beer bottling company in Covington KY during the 1870's or 80's. Do you have any info on the history of this bottle? thanks dick

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From: william

To: Digger

Subject: Questions about a Four Roses bottle from the 1930's I think.

Date: 02-12-2003

Hi Digger! I am trying to send you a few pictures of a Four Roses Bottle in my collection. In order for me to send the pictures and drawn description, I have to send them as attachments. However, Hotmail has chosen today to change the format of their e-mail site, and I am having trouble verifying if the photos are attached to this letter. If it turns out that they are not, please let me know so that I can try to send them from a friend's account. Here is a copy of what the description says without the photos: I have a very intricately embossed Four Roses flask that I believe is from the 1930's. Some of the advertising posters and magazine ads from that period feature this particular bottle. It is an amber colored flask approximately 8 1/2" high, and the base is approximately 3 1/2" x 1 1/2". The front side has a copper (?) label at the top which reads: FOUR ROSES Spiritus Frumenti 100 PROOF AN ALCOHOLIC STIMULANT MADE FROM THE FERMENTED MASH OF GRAIN The words "AGED IN WOOD" are embossed at the bottom of the front of the bottle. Between the two labels is the standard embossing of four roses, while the remainder of the front is covered in leaves. The back side has a large diamond shaped space that looks like a label was once there, surrounded at each corner with a single rose and several leaves. The bottom of the bottle says: T.M.REG.U.S.PAT.OFF 10 7()L PAT.PENDING The cap (copper coated?) says: Paul Jones Antique Four Roses When the cap is unscrewed, it reveals the original cork, which I have never attempted to withdraw. The contents of the bottle are long gone, but the bottle’s condition is excellent. I found it in the Eastern Sierra Nevada’s in its current state. I carefully wiped off some of the loose dirt and dust, but tried to leave the cleaning for a professional. I would appreciate any information that you might have concerning the precise date when this bottle was in circulation, as well as the rarity and approximate value of the bottle in good to very good condition. Thank you for your time and help. I hope that seeing this example of a Four Roses flask in this condition brings a smile to your face, as it does for me. Thank you for your time. Have a nice day.

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From: Angela Magnoli

To: Digger

Subject: appraisal? of old liquor

Date: 02-12-2003

Hi . I have a question for ya. I have a huge old bottle of Hiram Walker CC whiskey. It is from 1972 and the whiskey is aged 6 years. Just wondering if that is worth anything. It is a huge bottle - I thought it was just a novelty - but it is full and the wrapper is unopened. angie

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From: Frank Jennings

To: Digger

Subject: Benedictine

Date: 02-12-2003

I have an unopened half bottle of Benedictine brandy which was purchased in Paris in 1954. Would this have any real value? Get a free connection, half-price modem and one month FREE, when you sign up for BT Broadband today!

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From: Beth Burnett bethaburnett2002

To: Digger

Subject: Old Bridgeport Rye Whiskey

Date: 02-12-2003

Hi there, I have come across an unopened bottle of Old Bridgeport rye whiskey that was bottled in the fall of 1924 and made in the fall of 1917. I was wondering if you had any information on this particular brand. I have been searching all over for info on it and have been unsuccessful so far. Thank you for your time, Beth Burnett

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From: Steve Gezella sgezellafetex

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 02-12-2003

I have the Cowleys Rat Poison with embossed rat bottle. Are they worth anything? And, are they rare? Thanks Christie

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From: DavidfHome d.

To: Digger

Subject: Triner's American Elixir of Bitter Wine 1915

Date: 02-12-2003

Hello we are looking for information on a bottle of Triner's American Elixir of Bitter Wine dated 1915 still in its original box with a paper enclosed stating all it's uses ( mainly for the use of laxative) :) , this bottle has never been opened and the paper telling us about it looks some what like a newspaper . We were wondering if you new how to get more information about this and what it would be worth. Thanking You in Advance Sharon Martin

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From: Rick Quick

To: Digger

Subject: bottle question with pic

Date: 03-12-2003

Can you find out anything about this bottle, and what it might be worth? It is 6 inches; tall, and 1 inch in width. It looks like a flask, it is clear, embossed with zig-zag lines going all around , with a smooth square on the front that says MARIA ZELL.It has a flat bottom, and a porcelain top with the wire going through it, the side seam looks like it stops just before the you get to the top. Thank you so much for anything you can find

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From: hillbilly_

To: Digger

Subject: Bonded Beam bottle

Date: 03-12-2003

Just curious, is this old bottle worth anything? Has Missouri liquor stamp on it. Federal Law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle, is embossed where neck hits, square, on bottom of bottle: D-334 pic of 67 (anchor) 42 Has these signatures on label James B. Beam, andJ. Jeremiah Beam, Is 10 1/2 inches tall Ha s BEAM DISTILLERY label on top to secure cork , bottle is full , never opened. Thank you for your time Mike Pemberton

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From: Caron Burruss-Boyden

To: Digger

Subject: Garnier Liqueurs 1970 figurine collections

Date: 03-12-2003

I have a complete set of 1970's Garnier Liqueur figurines. The set is called Policemen of the World. All six are in their original boxes, and the stoppers are still sealed. I also have the original packing case for them also. I was wondering where I could find out how much they are worth, and where would be the best place to sell them. Thank you for our assistance Caron Boyden

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From: tomi jones

To: Digger

Subject: old bottles

Date: 03-12-2003

digger my name is tomi and i have 3 bottles that i would like to find the value for the first one is a brown EC Boozs old cabin whiskey bottle with cork and the date 1840 on one side and 120 walnut st. Philadelphia on the other . the bottle looks like an old cabin. the 2nd bottle is a brown squareish bottle with Dr. Harters wild cherry bitters written on one side and Dayton, O. on the other side the bottom says design 44 patented this bottle is also corked. the 3rd bottle has no writing at all on it any where but it was hand blown amethyst in color long neck wine bottle type also with cork. i would really appriciate yor help finding out something on these bottles .

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From: Pat Kreider

To: Digger

Subject: milk bottle

Date: 03-12-2003

My name is Kevin Kreider. I found a Turner and Wescott Inc milk bottle in the roots of a tree that is blown over. I was wondering what it would be worth and where the dairy was located . It is a pint. On the reverse side of the label it says: Your Relish Dish is complete with COTTAGE CHEESE. There is also a small picture. The mouth of the bottle is wider than a normal milk bottle. I believe the bottle is an IBM. The word Duraglas is embossed on the bottom. Our e-mail address is patkriderfepix

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From: mcrochet

To: Digger

Subject: I found this old bottle

Date: 03-12-2003

I found a bottle labeled "Dr Phils Pine Tar Honey" bottled in Kentucky. It has a collar at the top of the neck and a ring about midway down the neck.I can tell it was once sealed with a cork. Any Idea of its age? Thanks, Malcolm from Louisiana

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From: Cassandra Mettling-Davis.att

To: Digger

Subject: A bottle question

Date: 03-12-2003

I recently found a round bottle in the side of an eroded river bank, in Yosemite Valley, California. It is clear, 10 ½" tall. Embossing on one side is in a circle and says, "CURTISE BROTHERS CO." above and below, "ROCHESTER, N.Y." Hard to say but in the middle I believe it says, "SPRITZER." The bottle is straight cylinder the bottom 4 ½" and ribbed with a smooth rectangle on one side indicating that it probably had a label. Above the ribbed section the bottle tapers up to the mouth that is hand tooled (the seam does not go to the top. There are irregularities around the mouth and a concentric ring about ¾" below. Just below the concentric ring is a continuous ring. The seams are very prominent. The bottom is embossed with the letters "B B C C" above and "1050" below. I am very interested in the date and value of the bottle, as well as any history. Thank You Cassandra Mettling-Davis

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From: Tami and Todd Mayberry

To: Digger

Subject: 6 OZ COKE BOTTLE

Date: 03-12-2003

Would like to know what this bottle is worth and how old it is? The neck of the bottle has six sides with six stars around it. The lower part of bottle is square. At base of bottle it reads PAT.DES. NO. 70, 281. On the bottom of bottle it read BOYD. Also under the star shapes the bottle is round and Reads SODA WATER Property of the COCA COLA BOTTLING WKS.CON.6FL.OZ THANK YOU FOR ANY INFO YOU CAN PROVIDE!

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From: mary marzel3

To: Digger

Subject: found bottle

Date: 03-12-2003

Please Help!!!! I have found two old bottles in my home, and would like some info on them please!!! One is medium sized glass with a label on it that says State Brand CKCO on it and has a cork in it!!!! The other is a large heavy glass bottle with the words LEMON HOREHOUND ROCK & RYE on the side of it!!! Can you please send me info as to the value and age of these bottles!!! Your quick response is greatly appreciated!!!! Sincerely Yours, Mary Moore

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From: Michael

To: Digger

Subject: Link to your web site

Date: 04-12-2003

Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to place a link pointing to your site from http://www.openadd , I would like to place a link with description plus a banner ad, or picture that I could use for an example of your site. I am not asking for payment for this service I just want to develop my web site. Yours Faithfully Michael Saxon

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From: Jeff ilikesnocones

To: Digger

Subject: golden harvest pint jar

Date: 04-12-2003

i have found a pint canning jar with golden harvest on the front and a cornucopia. but on the back is PEPSI in letters and a circle...any information on this?? thank you letha stoll at..slinkyspuds

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From: Bobby Deggendorf

To: Digger

Subject: very small bottle from 1938

Date: 04-12-2003

I was out in the woods checking out an old home site and came across a really neat little bottle. I searched the patent, which is D110032, and found that it is from 1938 and a diagram of it. However nothing was listed as to what came in it? I am curious about the value and the purpose of the bottle. I posted the link to the patent search results below. Thanks a bunch Bobby

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From: Joyce Ormes

To: Digger

Subject: Jack Daniels Whiskey

Date: 04-12-2003

My parents have 2 sealed, numbered bottles of Jack Daniels; "The Tribute to Tennessee Old #7" The number on the back of each is 01. These bottles have never been opened and they are wondering what the value may be and who may be interested in purchasing them. They also have 1 sealed, numbered bottle of Jack Daniels, "the Mystery of the Bell of Lincoln". The number on the back of this bottle is #12. Again, what is the value of this bottle and who may be interested in buying it. My parents are 80 and 78 years of age; don't remember how long they have had these bottles (probably over 20-30 years if not longer) and are 'cleaning' house. Please advise! Thank you, Joyce Ormes Daughter jbormes

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From: Carol Serr

To: Digger

Subject: revising previous Answers

Date: 04-12-2003

Hello, I love your website...and have referred to the Ask Digger pages a lot. I was wondering if you ever go back and revise any of your answers...if you find more info later on? While perusing the Nov. 2000 page...I saw Mr. Faszholz's lengthy description of a plain amber (beer?) bottle (from near San Antonio, TX) marked with FHGW on the base. You told him you did not know who made the bottle based on that marking. I was curious...and looked in Toulouse's Bottle Makers and Their Marks book (pg 202)...and found FHGW listed as being the mark of Frederick Hampson Glass Works (you guessed that part right, of course)...a company in England that made "handmade beers, amber, and finished for corks".. 1880-1900...that have been found in western ghost towns in the US. This seems to fit that bottle Mr. Faszholz found...but I could not find an email listing for him...to send this info....hence my wondering if you ever go back to add more info to past answers? Not that he would check back...but others could benefit from this new info. Call me.. Curious Carol...in California :o)

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From: JKTRIPLETT

To: Digger

Subject: Need Help? On this bottle.

Date: 04-12-2003

Hi digger I have a 1979 unopened 12oz bottle of Sundrop soda would you have a clue to it's value. Thanks Jon

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From: Troyer, Jody L Jody.L.

To: Digger

Subject: Peanut jar?

Date: 05-12-2003

I bought an old jar probably 12 year ago. It looks like a teapot to me, clear glass with a handle and spout that looks like it has been sawed off. It is corked at the top. I was told at one time that it is a peanut jar. The markings on the bottom are "W" with a circle around it and above that, is OT. Can you tell me what this really is? Thanks, Jody Troyer

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From: David Templeton

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 05-12-2003

I have a clear (flint) bottle, 10-12 oz., pop bottle finish (pressed cap type, not twist off). Its bottom says "Penick and Ford Ltd. New Orleans Louisiana". The bottle is squat-shaped, that is, its nearly as broad in diameter as it is tall. I thought it was an old Dad's Root beer bottle but when I looked at Penick and Ford I see that they sold molasses among other things. Where can I find info on this bottle? Thank you David Templeton Huntington, Indiana

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From: Pappajl69

To: Digger

Subject: bottle value

Date: 05-12-2003

I have a James b. Beam "royal jade" bottle in great condition, can you give Me some idea what this may be worth? The bottle is rectangular with flowers and Stems raised in the glass on all four sides. If it matters value wise the Whiskey is still in the bottle. I would sure be thankful for any information you Could give me. Thank you.

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From: Hopson6

To: Digger

Subject: Antique Bottles

Date: 05-12-2003

I have a 1886 Stampede Sears Roebuck bottle with a picture of the American eagle on the back of the bottle it is in perfect condition could you tell me how much it is worth?

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From: Steven caslow

To: Digger

Subject: burnetts extract bottle

Date: 05-12-2003

like your sight, i found an old bottle at an ocean side fill in puipu hi. its a 3 piece mold , and the full labeling read; BURNETTS STANDARD FLAVORING EXTRACT;any information would be appreciated. thank you Steven ca slow (cass)

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From: Usol

To: Digger

Subject: could you tell me about how old this bottle would be .

Date: 06-12-2003

I own a Resort with 5 log cabins dating back to 1930's we found a dump site some of the battles date back to 1934 .but we found golden wedding bottle it says on bottle patent pending .how old would this bottle be. Thank You Chris Crooked Lake Resort

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From: Jerry Pownall

To: Digger

Subject: Violin/Cello Shaped Amber Whiskey Bottle

Date: 06-12-2003

Digger, What can you tell me about the cello-shaped whiskey bottles in the attached photos. The two bottle are about 9 1/4 inches tall. They are slightly different in their embossing, which is visible in the photos. In particular, I would like to know how old they are and what was their contents

-- type and brand. Thanks, Jerry Pownall Fredericksburg, VA

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From: jlwilkinson

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 06-12-2003

Digger, I appreciate your website. I wanted to ask you if you knew the value of an Aetna Mineral Water bottle. This bottle is 11 1/2" high and holds a pint and 1/2. It is aqua with a blob top. There are no flaws noticable. The pint size seems quite rare, but I cannot find any info on this one. I am going to purchase a copy of your new Mineral Water value guide, but I just found this bottle in an old farm field and I was curious about its value. Thank You. Jim Wilkinson

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From: jlwilkinson

To: Digger

Subject: Picture of Aetna Mineral Water Bottle

Date: 06-12-2003

Digger, I know this picture isn't very good, but this is the Aetna Mineral Water Bottle. There is an embossed AETNA Mineral Water on the neck. It could also use a good cleaning. Thanks Again for your time. Happy Holidays, Jim Wilkinson

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From: Kate Foster.

To: Digger

Subject: seltzer bottles

Date: 06-12-2003

A friend recently gave me 12 antique seltzer bottles, blue and green, etched with various company names. Some still have water in them, but none work. They are in the original Irwins wooden beverage box and came from her grandfathers pharmacy, so I guess they are from the early 1900's. I am interested in whether or not to restore them so that they could be used to hold oil, etc. I suppose they are more valuable if they remain together, but who would want them. Thanks. Kate Foster

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From: jeffwix

To: Digger

Subject: OLD WINE? CROCKS

Date: 06-12-2003

We have found some old crocks that we were told they were used for wine. They are 11 1/2 inches tall and 3 1/2 inches in diameter. They are made of pottery and are marked with "rine:presussen" below a seal with the letters rhens around a cross / . Can you help to identify these and do you have any idea of their value? Thank you, Jeff Attachments: 30F3.jpg 30F4.jpg

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From: Allison Anderson

To: Digger

Subject: celery cola

Date: 07-12-2003

Hi Digger- I have an old celery cola bottle, light green, embossed, approx. 8 1/2" tall, and "4C" on the bottom. Can you tell me anything about its age or value? Thank you, Allison

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From: donna trueblunt

To: Digger

Subject: coke bottle

Date: 07-12-2003

Hi, I have a coke bottle from 1955, still full. It is a 26 oz bottle with a tab on the side of the top. I can't find anything on it. Would love to know if it is worth anything. thank you, Donna

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From: RICK & MICHELE RICKMICKfCOX-INTERNET

To: Digger

Subject: J J W POTTER BOTTLE

Date: 07-12-2003

Hi I have an old bottle but I have not been able to I.d. it. The bottom of the bottle has the name JJW POTTER HAMBURG on side it has TRADE MARK with a picture Irish setter dog. Thanks Ricky Stacy

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From: LaurieAnn Ray

To: Digger

Subject: Weird but neat old bottles

Date: 07-12-2003

Digger: I found your information when I searched ?Ask Jeeves? for ?Continental Distilling Corp.? The only information I found about the company was at ?Heritage Research Center, Ltd.? where they listed the Continental Distilling Corp. as a ?selected government funded WWII industry. Continental Distilling Corp. was located in Philadelphia, PA. They distilled dried solvents. Now, here’s the reason for my search ? I came into possession of a box of weird but neat old bottles that were stashed in an old barn in Wyoming. I will give a description of several since I’m not a collector was wondering if you could provide some clues as to how old the bottles are, where they came from, and if they have any value. Dark amber/reddish brown bottle about 9.5-inches tall with round base about 3.5-inches wide. The words CONTINENTAL DISTILLING CORP. PHILADELPHIA, PA surround the bottom of the bottle. There is an inverted triangle on the bottom with the letter W inside and a tiny triangle shape beneath the W. Beneath the inverted triangle is the number 26. The body of the bottle is 5.75-inches tall and slopes inward to the base of the neck. The neck then flares outward slightly then gently slopes inward to the lip where the lid screwed on. There is a 1.25-inch round medallion type mark on the upper-sloped body just below where the neck begins. Inside the circle is a shield (it appears to have four quadrants but is difficult to describe the individual components). Above the shield is a large dot and below the shield is a ribbon/banner. Cobalt blue bottle about 1.57-inches tall with an oval/rectangular base about 5/16-inches wide by 3/16-inches deep. The word VICKS appears on one side and DROPS is on the opposite side. There are groves for a twist on cap. Clear glass bottle about 8.5-inches tall with a curved rectangular base about 4-inhces wide by 1.5-inches deep. A tombstone shaped border outlines the entire front and sides of the bottle. The front of the bottle has the words OLD MR. BROWN in a western type font. A man’s image appears below the words, he’s wearing a top hat and what looks like old fashioned coat. There are lines radiating outward from the man’s image to create a ?halo effect.? A tombstone shaped indention is below the man’s image (probably for the label). There is a square indentation on the back of the bottle (probably for another label). Below the square is a domed (capitol?) building with clouds and two flags. The bottom has a weird oval pattern (almost like a finger print) with the number 4 (there are some other small marking but I can’t make them out). The bottle has a plastic black/dark brown lid with a pattern of upright and upside-down triangles around the circumference, and the top curves slightly upward. There is a second pair of groves lower on the neck that seem to be for an outer decorative cap. Cobalt blue glass about 5-inches tall with round base about 2-inches wide. The words BROMO SELZER appear at upper edge of bottle body on front and back. There is a small circle with the letter M in its center with the number 1 located below the circle on the bottom of the bottle. This bottle has paper labels. The front label reads ?Bromo Seltzer Speed Crystals, an aid for the pleasant relief of minor Nervous Tension, Headaches, Upset Stomach.? The back label shows it contained 2 ¾ ozs., lists the ingredients, provides directions and cautions, and was bottled by THE EMERSON DRUG CO. DIV., BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. It also has in smaller type (IMPROVED FORMULA). The bottle has a metal twist on measuring cap with instructions. Clear glass about 5.5-inches tall with rectangular base about 2-inches wide by 1.5-inches deep. One side has the words GEBHARDT EAGLE and the opposite side has CHILI POWDER. The front of the bottle has an eagle surrounded by a wreath with the words TRADE MARK beneath. The bottom has the words DESIGN and PATENTED separated by the word Ball (in script font). The letter A and number 3 are located to the left of the word ball. Bottle has rounded edges with indentations on front and both sides to form a frame for the words and trademark. The body slopes to meet the neck (the sloped section has raised ridges pointing to the neck). The neck has a raised lip just below where the screw top would end. Clear glass 5-inches tall with rectangular base about 2.25-inches wide and 1.25-inches deep. The front of the bottle has the words McCONNON?S FACE CREAM, McCONNON & COMPANY, WINONA, MINN. The bottle must be turned on its side to read the text. The corners are rounded so that the top of the body resembles shoulders. The neck has a raised lip just below where the screw top would end. The bottom/base is rectangular and not as rounded as the rest of the bottle with the number 9 on the left side and the letter N inside a box on the right side. Dark amber/reddish brown about 5-inches tall with round base about 2.25-inches wide. The body slopes smoothly to meet the neck which is grooved for a twist on cap. At the bottom front are the words CONTENTS 6 FLD. OZS. The bottom has a raised outer edge with the letter F, a small circle, and either the number 5 or a horseshoe shape. Dark amber/reddish brown about 7.5-inches tall with round base about 2.25-inches wide. The body resembles a soft drink bottle and may have had a metal pop-top or cork stopper. There is a recessed rectangular area with ½ -CUP and an arrow pointing down to a line, a line indicating the ½ cup level, and an arrow pointing upward to the line with ½ -CUP below the arrow. The bottom is concaved with C 36 8 on one side. I have several other bottles but these are the only ones I could describe with relative ease. LaurieAnn L. Ray

None of the above bottles listed have more than a few dollar value.  digger

Bromo Bottles

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From: Dane smith

To: Digger

Subject: old german pill bottle

Date: 07-12-2003

I have started digging at an old foundation on the back of my property occupied by conrad heim until 1889. I have found a small clear glass bottle, 3 and 3/4 in tall, about the diameter of a nickel. the mold lines go to the shoulder but not through the neck, no pontil on the bottom but a + sign is on the bottom. letters cast into side of bottle are "dr august Koenig’s hamburger tropfen it is clear glass with almost a pearlized coating of light reds, blues and greens, this may have been caused by heat as i found it near where i think the fireplace was, or may be the log house burned down. I also found a bottle in fair shape of . dr d Jayne’s expectorant. I think this guy was sick a lot. anyway thanks for any help. D smith .

Your bottles both date to the 1890s, keep digging.  Both are very common medicines found from that time period.  Both have long historys.  Value $3-4 each.  Digger

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From: Trees457

To: Digger

Subject: Coke Bottles

Date: 07-12-2003

Hi Digger, In 1990 at Christmas time. Coca-Cola released 6and 1/2 oz. bottles from Coca-Cola around the world. They has the Nation's Coke logo on one side and The U.S.A. logo on the other. I have entire set in unopened six-packs in their original six-pack case, along with the original case carriers. What would the entire collection be worth? Thanks, Trees

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From: Rick Holt Rick.

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 08-12-2003

What is it? It was found in an 1890's area. It is made of that plastic type material and the lettering you see is chinese characters.

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From: Tghundhause

To: Digger

Subject: Heisey glass bottle

Date: 07-12-2003

I have a 9.5" tall, clear glass bottle. On the shoulder are the numbers: 3xvi, and on the bottom is Heisey's Diamond H logo. It is currently listed for sale on eBay. key words: "Heisey glass bottle". Shortly after listing it I was bombarded by 3 different Heisey collectors who claim that Heisey NEVER made bottles. I cannot find anything to prove otherwise. Do you have any information. Photos can be seen on eBay. Would appreciate a quick response if possible. THANK YOU, Tom

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From: Kathy A Smith

To: Digger

Subject: decanter

Date: 07-12-2003

Hello! I have a creme de menthe bottle by Garnier~60 proof 2/3 pint a product of France from Julius Wile & Sons & Co. Manufacture #163464580 a Cushman product. It's in the form of an old French car~a 1913 Alfa Romeo convertible with spare tire on the trunk. Was wondering if this might have any value. Thanks so much for any help!!! Kathy

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From: Brent McCluney

To: Digger

Subject: Value of my legal Prohibition whiskey

Date: 08-12-2003

I have a bottle of White Seal bourbon dated 1928 with original box. The bottle is still sealed with a small amount of evaporation. This was legally available "for medicinal purpose only" issued under government supervision. Could you tell me what this is worth and who would be interested in buying this from me? I'm in no hurry to sell and looking for a serious collector. Thanks.

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From: FrankiesFind

To: Digger

Subject: Bottles

Date: 08-12-2003

Hi, I happened upon your web site trying to find some information about bottles that I have...Maybe you can help....I will attach pics of 2 bottle that I have....they were both found in Philadelphia while doing road work...(I believe they were found on 2nd. St. Bottle one has "R.Riddle Philada" on one side and an "R" in fancy script on the other. There are no marks on the bottom and it appears to be pressed glass. Greenish-blue in color. Bottle two is also greenish-blue and says "Twitchell" then a big "T" and "Philada" underneath that. No marking on the bottom and also appears to be pressed. I would appreciate any information that you might be able to give me!! Thanks, Donna McCreary

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From: Jenny h

To: Digger

Subject: ginger ale bottle

Date: 08-12-2003

I have found a 1941 ginger ale Canada bottle with ginger ale in it the cap is still intact, I would like to know how I can find out what it's worth..

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From: Tracy Denning

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 16-06-2003

My son, while digging in the back yard found a small "Dr. Prices's Delicious Flavoring Extracts" bottle. It is about four and one half inches in length. When did they quit making them?

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From: J Masserini.

To: Digger

Subject: K. HUTTER bottle

Date: 09-12-2003

Hi i have no idea what kind of bottle this was for, its agua colored appears to be bobl top since i just started looking at pics of bottles. It has on the bottom K. HUTTER NEW YORK a number 10 and the letter C they are raised lettering. on the front of the bottle also raised lettering is in an arch pattern A. McNAMEE, HIGHTSTOWN N.J. . Can you help with info on this bottle. I have lots of old bottles that my mom collected. We were born and raised in NJ and I live in VA. now. The only email that may be working for me is Lmm3rdfatt Thank you in advance for any and alll assistance

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From: tom nepsa _

To: Digger

Subject: liquor bottles

Date: 09-12-2003

hi my name is dana and i have 4 old liquor bottles.......the first is a old cabin still bottle with the orignal seal on it.(still full) these bottles have never been opened dated 1969 by the stitzel weller distillery.....second is a liberty bell bottle dated 1969 by ezra brooks...third is a erza brooks looks like a old wood burning stove dated 1968...fourth is a round hand painted bottle with the old blue painting on the white background its a bols made in Holland dated 1827 it says scr. handpainted delft bl. i have searched looking for any info on these bottles and have found nothing im thinking since the seals are not broke they should be worth something....ill be awaiting your e-mail thank you dana

these are made for the collector's market.  Bols Bottles

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From: herbert gatermann

To: Digger

Subject: Conrad Budweiser bottle ??

Date: 09-12-2003

Digger, I have an old Conrad "Budweiser" bottle. It is of clear glass. From the mid "1870"s. I was told you might know the value of it. If you not mind, could you please respond. I will be forwarding three separate scanned photos. Thank You so much Bert Gatermann

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From: herbert gatermann

To: Digger

Subject: conrad bud

Date: 09-12-2003

 

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From: TommyCerc

To: Digger

Subject: To Digger

Date: 09-12-2003

I have a bottle of Seagram’s Crown Royal 1967. Just wondering about the aprox value Thanks Tom

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From: Jcwader

To: Digger

Subject: Ste PIERRRE SMERNOFF Fls

Date: 09-12-2003

Hello, I have found a picture of the bottle that I found on your web site and was just wondering if it has any value. It is a Ste Pierre Smernoff Fls bottle with the crown on the front. It looks like brand new and I found this bottle and many, many more, but I figured I would just check it out. Please write back. Thank you. Jennifer

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From: Rob Rosen

To: Digger

Subject: Tiffany decanter

Date: 09-12-2003

Dear Digger, My mom found the following while cleaning out her attic: 1976 bottle of 1776 Premium American Whisky in Tiffany Decanter - seal unbroken, in original pouch. (Pictures attached) Could you tell me what the resale value would be? Or if you know anyone who would be interested in purchasing it. Thank you in advance for your help. Yours, Rob Rosen

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From: chris connelly

To: Digger

Subject: soda bottle info wanted

Date: 09-12-2003

I have a light green clear glass bottle with a cork top - It says on the side Registered Lynch & Livingston - arched down Point Pleasant NJ on the bottom is W S H 015 My father in law was born in 1933 in Point Pleasant, NJ and he recently gave this to me to add to my bottle collection. Do you have any information on this bottle? Thanks, Tammy C.

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From: Johnny44

To: Digger

Subject: Marlin fish decanter?

Date: 09-12-2003

Hello....I have a liquor decanter that is a marlin fish. It has a c (in a circle) C. MILLER'57. REGAL CHINA , D-334-14--57. It was my mothers before she passed away so I have no idea where it came from. Is it worth anything? If so, about how much? Thank you, Joyce

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From: Louis Ionis louie.

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 10-12-2003

Digger; I am in search for the contents to a Seagram's 1776 Decanter Designed By Tiffany & Co. I located the entry below on your website. Do you know how much the decanter and the contents are worth. And better yet, do you have Sharon's contact information? "Saturday, October 19, 2002 11:27 AM

Subject: decanter HI my name is Sharon and I have two 1776 decanters made by Tiffany & co. and are filled with Seagram whisky. They have never been open. Would you know their value or where I could find out this information." Thanks! Lou

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From: ABSNOWGOOSE

To: Digger

Subject: C.I. Hood Cook Book

Date: 10-12-2003

Hello, I know this isn't a bottle question but thought you could maybe help. I've been reading the history you've documented about C.I. Hood & Co. on your bottle page. I discovered a very old reprint of "Hood's Cook Book" It has "Reprint" on the cover and "Number One" also printed on the cover. It is 4 1/2 inches across and 7 inches long. There is a note glued inside on the first page and printed on it is "Presented by, Bixby & Co., Montpelier, Vermont", "Drugs, Medicines, Paints, and Oils" There are recipes and personal testimonies about Hood's Sarsaparilla and it's wondrous healing abilities. There is no copyright date but states it is copyrighted by C.I. Hood & Co. Apothecaries...Barristers Hall, Lowell, Mass. I want to give this wonderful little book and some documented history to an Herbalist friend for Xmas. I am seeking information on the C.I. Hood Co. You stated that Charles I. Hood used calendars, fans and trade cards for advertising. Do you know if he used cook books as well or did Bixby Co. copy Hood's Co. advertising and then printed it as a cook book and used it as their own advertisement? Thank you for any time or information you might share.

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From: Allison Anderson

To: Digger

Subject: whiskey bottles.

Date: 10-12-2003

Hi Digger- I have three bottles that were dug from a post civil war dump in Vicksburg, MS. I believe they are whiskey or "spirit" bottles. The first says has an sideways oval, approx. 1/2 inch wide with the letters "A F". On the top of the oval is the word "UNION" and on the bottom of the oval is the word "MADE". The word TRADE is on the left side of the oval and the word "MADE" is on the right side of the oval. It is either a shoo-fly or coffin flask, clear, and stands approx. 5" , with a tooled whiskey lip. The bottom of the bottle has a semi-rough, faint oval with some squiggly lines in the oval. The other two are straight-sided bottles. One has a fancy, embossed "O" with an "S" woven through it. A small "D" is embossed in the upper part of the "O" and a "C with a little "o" in the "C" is embossed in the lower part of the "O". It says "THE OLD SPRING DISTILLING CO., AND CINCINATTI, O'' underneath the embossed letters. It is approx. 6" tall, is clear, and has the number "1" embossed on the bottom. I believe the neck is the "applied round band" type. The last bottle says "Brown-Forman Co. Distillers w/ Louisville, KY" underneath. It stands approx 6 1/2" high and is very light amethyst color. Clear, and also looks like the "applied round band" neck. Do you have any information on these bottles? Thanks, Allison alliesw

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From: Peter Crawford p.

To: Digger

Subject: # 655 Coronetti Figurine Mantle Clock

Date: 11-12-2003

Good morning; Maybe you can help me? I recently acquired a rather large white ceramic, gold trimmed, ( Victorian style ) statue of a man and a woman, next to two cherubs holding up a bowl. At the right bottom is a working wind up clock. It is stamped and numbered: 655 coronetti cunardo italy I have no idea what, if any, value this may have and I am hoping that you may be able to tell me more about this. Thank you for your time. Peter Crawford Toronto-Canada December 11/2003

 

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From: Venum00

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 11-12-2003

I just wanted to know if you have any bottles with the name jos. triner on it if you do please e mail me . thanks Jeramie Triner

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From: Big Daddy

To: Digger

Subject: Great Century Medicine Co. of Pennsylvania.

Date: 11-12-2003

Hello, I collect bottles, medicines etc from the Great Century Medicine Co. of Lititz, Pennsylvania. My wife's grandfather made these concoctions, and I have amassed quite a collection. I read with great interest your A PRODUCT OF DIVINE INSPIRATION, and

 wonder if you have any bottles available for sale or books that reference this company. Thank You Nick Gariaeff Gilroy, CA

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From: eleno flores

To: Digger

Subject: bols ballerina bottle

Date: 11-12-2003

i have an old bols ballerina bottle...the bottle has a ballerina inside. it works ..wondering if you can give me any info...thanks cindy flores monequafptsi

There must be millions of these bottle around.  here's the Story: Bols bottles

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From: rhonda brown

To: Digger

Subject: bears grease or oil

Date: 11-12-2003

Do you know where I can find actual bears grease or the oil? Thank you for your time.

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From: Jim Deni.

To: Digger

Subject: Brockway Glass Company amber glass bottles

Date: 11-12-2003

Can you give me any information on these Mallinckrodt Chemical Rx bottles and their value? Jim Deni,  NY

Jim, Your bottles do not look to be too old, they probably date to the 1940-1950 era.  I'd guess as a lot they might be worth $100.  Here's the story on the Company : Mallinckrodt  Digger

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From: Michael Harris

To: Digger

Subject: Old green coke bottle Trenton New Jersey

Date: 12-12-2003

Hi Digger, We were bulldozing our yard and we found this old coke bottle and we were wondering if you could tell us if it worth anything, it has Trenton new jersey on the bottom of it and coca cola trade-mark registered bottle pat. D-105529 on bottle and 4-8-42 or 4-6-42 the 6 or 8 looks like its on there twice right on top of each other so its hard to tell what it is and it has coca cola trade-mark registered min.contents 6-fl.ozs on other side Thank you, The Harris family

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From: Lee Spearman

To: Digger

Subject: stoppers

Date: 12-12-2003

I am looking for replacement corks for the stoppers on the glass whiskey decanters with the glass stoppers. There is usually a plastic sleeve under the cork which is in good shape on most of the bottles I have but the actual cork is worn out. Any idea where I can find them? If not can I just buy the corks and then drill holes in them to fit? Thanks, Susan Spearman

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From: simmbenn

To: Digger

Subject: Old Bottles

Date: 12-12-2003

Have old Clorox bottle with cork top, some old medicine bottles and milk bottles. Is there anywhere I can find out if they are worth anything. my e mail add. simmbenn1 Thank you Bernie

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From: MommasBooBaby

To: Digger

Subject: Boone Rock Bottle

Date: 12-12-2003

Hi I don't know if you can help or not. I am looking for information on a bottle that we have. It's made by the Boone Rock Bottling Co. in Spencer, NC. The front has a man, dog and a rifle up towards the neck of the bottle. I is about 7 inches tall, green in color and has Boone Cola on it. It's in really good shape. We bought it at a flea market for $3.00, but I'm unable to find any history on it. Can you help me? Thanks so much and can you send me an email if you know anything on this bottle. Again thanks, Pat Smith Pittsburg, TX

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From: Burnsme9

To: Digger

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 13-12-2003

Hi Digger- I am wondering if you can provide a price range for a bottle. I found a 1917 vintage bottle of Jefferson whiskey, distilled by Harry Wilkens in 1913. Seal is unbroken and the bottle still has full contents and the original case. Can you give me an idea of what this would be worth. thanks and I enjoyed browsing your site! Best Regards, Mark in Maryland

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From: mitianje

To: Digger

Subject: 1921 Beer Bottle

Date: 13-12-2003

I have a 1921 Dos Equis Beer Bottle, unopened and in near mint condition. I was wondering if you knew the value of this Bottle. Or if you know someone who might be interested in it. Thank You, Jimmy...........

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From: SNLloyd

To: Digger

Subject: Price for Old Cream Rye Whisky Bottle

Date: 13-12-2003

I would like to know what this bottle is $$$ worth.. Applied square band Base of bottle embossed ? shape square - but with next rectangular brown color good condition Bottle is 2 3/4" tall / Brown/ Label on front says : RYE (then there is a logo) WHISKY Trade Mark No. 21237 Perfect Blend Cream Rye Whisky Guaranteed Under National Pure Food Act America's Finest Production Dallemand & Co. Inc. Chicago Left Side embossed with the words Cream Rye Right Side embossed with words Cream Rye Bottom embossed with the words Patent Applied For On Back of Bottle Label (partially ripped off) it says: 26th Day of October, A.D. 1891 Notary Public Alex B. Eliel (sp?) (small print) Thanks.... snlloyd

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From: Hugh craft

To: Digger

Subject: Old bottle?

Date: 14-12-2003

Was told it was Louis 15th wine bottle. Green with seal (coat of arms?) made into the smooth, tapering shoulder. Deep inset in base. Hand made, top is "ring" type. Any ideas? Thanks, Buz Craft, Wills Point, Texas.

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From: MYERS89

To: Digger

Subject: 8 sided bottle

Date: 14-12-2003

I am wondering if you can tell me what this bottle was used for and maybe a date . The bottle is of clear class, three inches tall, has eight sides and flat on the bottom, looks like it may have had some type of cork for a stopper. On the bottom engraved in the glass is Crescent Products with what also looks like a "new of the moon " between the words Crescent and products. I found this bottle buried in dirt on property that I own. Janice Myers

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From: Dena Aubrey

To: Digger

Subject: Richard hudnut bottle

Date: 15-12-2003

Found a white bottle, nearly 7 cm tall with brass-colored embossed label which reads: THREE FLOWERS VANISHING CREAM RICHARD HUDNUT Bottle top is threaded for a screw-on lid, but found only a glass stopper, and not sure it goes with. Internet search results abound for purfume bottles, but no results for vanishing creams. Help? D. Aubrey

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From: Jack Lee

To: Digger

Subject: bottle Question

Date: 16-12-2003

Hi, I was scuba diving in Kenora, Ontario in Canada last Sunday (dec 14th) and recovered some bottles on the bottom of what used to be a fur trader canoe route. One bottle is 9 1/2 inches high, it is brown and has a heavily reinforced reinforced lip. It is very plain except for a very large relief of the logo of the Hudson Bay Company covering one of its side as its only marking or decoration. There is on the other side a single reinforcement ridge near the top. The bottle has no seam. On the neck, there are stretch marks in the glass that seems to indicate that the bottle was blown. The glass is very heavy and dark. I also found a similar brown bottle 11 1/2 inches high. It is not has heavy and seems later that the previous bottle. It has a seam along its sides and there are no stretch marks present so I am sure this bottle came from a mold. The top of the neck is not as heavily reinforced. The only decoration it has is a solitary horse just below the neck. The bottom of the bottle has as part of its relief the words: EXPORTERS WHITE HORSE DISTILLERS LTD GLASGOW SCOTLAND Any comments? The fur trade was active in this area until about the 1850's. Many of the articles the "voyagers" used came from Scotland. I can get some pictures emailed if that would be useful.

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From: Nancy Bauer

To: Digger

Subject: Jack Daniels Whiskey Bottle

Date: 16-12-2003

I found today a black label Jack Daniels whisky bottle, seal has never been broken, one quart bottle. I actually remembered buying it the last year they stopped making the quart bottle, does it have any value to it? Thanks for your help. Nancy

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From: Jojv

To: Digger

Subject: Questions

Date: 16-12-2003

Does the cobalt blue three sided Owl Drug poison bottle with the owl on a mortar and pestle come in a 5 inch size? If so, what years was it produced? And was it reproduced? Any info would be appreciated. Thank You!

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From: thosmersf

To: Digger

Subject: Leather duck or goose bottle

Date: 16-12-2003

I have a wiskey or wine bottle that says made in Italy on th bottom, which is 50 years old. It is covered with leather completely, and the head of the duck has 2 red stones in it for eyes. I wanted to know if it has any value? Thank you for your time. Tom Hosmer Sr.

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From: gblabelle

To: Digger

Subject: what's it worth

Date: 17-12-2003

Hello, I am wondering if you know any thing about fruit jars. The ones in particular are stamped on the bottom 1873, 1875 and 1877 they also have a "k" and a number on the opposite side. They are half pint with a wire bail. Also just below the neck is 4 embossed stars placed equally around the jar. Any info on these jars would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Barb

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From: blueyeblackdog

To: Digger

Subject: Milk Bottle

Date: 17-12-2003

Hi how are ya today.. can you say anything on a "Glenn J Burdick" Farm in New Berlin, NY and or time frame on the production/sales of milk from that farm and if any of the milk bottles we have are of any value ? Anbei is an Attachment of the one bot. we have here now... thank you Sincerely Keith and Joann Lazy "J" Farm New Berlin NY

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From: Bob Dalley bob.

To: Digger

Subject: I have a question

Date: 17-12-2003

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

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From: Robin Gillis

To: Digger

Subject: Seagram's V.O. bottle

Date: 18-12-2003

My dad has an old Seagram's V.O. Canandian Whiskey bottle with all the stickers, labels, and ribbon around the neck with an "imported" sticker. The broken lid seal is dated 1958 along with other numbers. There may be 1/4 cup of whiskey left in the bottle. Is this a collectible and how much is it worth? Thanks.

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From: jlwilkinson

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Re: Bottle Question

Date: 18-12-2003

Digger, Thanks! Happy Holidays to You & your Family. Jim Wilkinson

 

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From: Digger

To: jlwilkinson Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2003

12:15 PM

Subject: Re: Bottle Question I'd guess about $25-35 Digger

From: jlwilkinson

To: Digger Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2003

10:50 AM

Subject: Bottle Question Digger, I appreciate your website. I wanted to ask you if you knew the value of an Aetna Mineral Water bottle. This bottle is 11 1/2" high and holds a pint and 1/2. It is aqua with a blob top. There are no flaws noticable. The pint size seems quite rare, but I cannot find any info on this one. I am going to purchase a copy of your new Mineral Water value guide, but I just found this bottle in an old farm field and I was curious about its value. Thank You. Jim Wilkinson

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From: Jonathan Cole

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 18-12-2003

My name is Jonathan Cole I have two old liquor bottles and I would like to know how much they are worth. the first one is an "Old Grand-Dad Bourbon" bottle. the mouth curves up and kind of makes an indention ever so often around it. Its shaped like a octagon but its more like a rectangle because its longer on 2 sides. the cork is made of a glass outer shell which is the same shape as the bottle its self. the texture of the bottle and cork is ridged, long skinny ridges that go around it. the numbers on the bottom of the bottle are L-9788, D-1, 55 63, and a big 4, it also has some other stuff but i cant make it out. the second one is a "Seven Crown Whiskey". it is rectangular shape and is wider at the bottom than at the top. it has a smooth texture but has a large crown in the middle of the front . the mouth of the bottle is a lot like th first one i described. and the numbers on the bottom of the bottle are D-126, a big 2, a big 1 and a big T with a small m on one side and a small c on the other side. the cork is more of a square but is wider at the top than the bottom. it has diamond shapes made from the glass in it also. I guess that is about it so if you would please tell me how much these are worth. Thank You, Jonathan Cole

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From: Peasdee

To: Digger

Subject: Glass water bottle

Date: 18-12-2003

Any value to a glass water bottle - Purock Water Company, Philadelphia, PA , #216 on the bottom of it. Also says loaned never sold on the back. Thank you, Diane

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From: Maureen Dolch

To: Digger

Subject: Pepsi Bottles

Date: 18-12-2003

Mr. Odell - I live in a small town in rural Iowa, and this month one of the local service station owners was complaining about his Pepsi machine taking up space. I believe it may be from the 1940's or 1950's. It is still in working condition but it has not been used since the owner could no longer find 10oz Pepsi bottles. I would like to buy the machine, but first, Where could I find and buy 10oz Pepsi bottles? Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Lesley Dolch

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From: Tim&Janet Lasher

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 19-12-2003

I have beside me a Bols Ballerina Liqueur bottle with a picture of Lucas Bols and under his picture it has the year 1575.Under near the bottle it says Le Bleu Danube.We were wandering would this bottle be worth anything being kept in mint condition? Janet

Bols Bottles have a limited following but kept in the box and in mint condition they will be saleable.  Digger

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From: Bill Jones

To: Digger

Subject: Milk of Magnesia

Date: 19-12-2003

The Chas. H. Phillip Chemical Company Clenbrook, Conn. Trade Mark On The Front Bottom says "Made In U.S.A." With a Large "M" a smaller "M" and the number "5" Blue 7" Tall, 3" Wide 1 1/4" Thick

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From: Userpaul612

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 19-12-2003

hi, i wonder if you can help me. i found a bottle on a dig near my hometown of stalybridge Cheshire about 25yrs ago and wonder if you can tell me anything about it. the bottle is about 10.5in long with ten sides a short neck and a blob top, it's colour is light green and the bottom is round. if you could find anything about it it would be much appreciated. many thanks and a merry xmas ..paul.

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From: GaryTVFan

To: Digger

Subject: Help if possible

Date: 19-12-2003

Hi..me upon your website and hoped you could be of some help. I can send a picture if necessary. I'll be as descriptive as possible. I'm not sure what year he gave it to me, but my grandfather passed away in 1986 and he left me a large bottle of wine. It is in the shape of, I guess you would say, a suit of armor. It stands about 32 inches high, and is full of red wine. It has never been opened. The label just above the "knees" reads, in part, "Chianti" in white letters on a red background. Below that it reads "Denominazione Di Origine Controllata", and underneath in large letters, "Borghini". Underneath that, it says "Red Wine bottled in Italy by Gabriele Borghini tu Canzio", then in red letters, "CERTALDO ITALIA", and underneath that, "Product of Italy". Some numbers and letters are underneath that. To one side, it says "3 liters", and on the other side it says "Alcohol 11.5% by vol." The top of the label is beginning to peel just a bit. The cork is still intact, with the word "Borghini" on it. There's a label wrapped around the top of the bottle which has become quite brittle, but a red sticker is still affixed that says "Italia", what looks like "I" or "J", "NE", and then it says "Marchio Nazional" (awfully small, and my eyes aren't what they used to be...hope that's close if not exact). Just curious as to its value...and hoped you could help. Much thanks, Kim Miller Huntington, West Virginia

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From: markvan

To: Digger

Subject: Brewster's bottle

Date: 20-12-2003

Hi and good morning, I just found your web site and glad I did, wonderful content. I have a question for you if you will, I have a Brewster's Pectoral Mixture bottle, ( polished?) pontil bottom, aqua 5" tall and can find not a thing about it. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks and best regards, Mark. I have pic's if that will help.

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From: Elaine McGinnis

To: Digger

Subject: Do you have a price for..

Date: 20-12-2003

I have a couple of 3IN-One-OIL sample bottles. They are made of glass, triangular in shape, raised ridges sides, corked, with 3IN-ONE-OIL, SAMPLE, CLEANS, OILS, PROTECTS in raised print on the side. Do you have a price on these bottles? Thank You, Elaine Keener

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From: Anita Gardner

To: Digger

Subject: Haig & Haig Bottle

Date: 20-12-2003

Dear Diggers, Recently purchased a small liquor bottle with an old? top. Any info on when this style of cap came about? And a value on the bottle? The bottle itself measures about 4 1/2 inches tall by 2 inches wide. Thanks for your time and any info you might have. Anita Gardner

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From: billwatr

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 21-12-2003

Hello, I'm in British Columbia, Canada and came across this item, "Jubilee"........I've not a clue.......do you??? I hope so...We're baffled. Merry Christmas! Thanks, Bill Waterhouse

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From: Jay Yoder

To: Digger

Subject: Chicago Drops medicine bottle

Date: 21-12-2003

Hello, I've just acquired an old medicine bottle that I'm unable to find any info about on the Web or in my books. It is light aqua, 6 1/4 inches tall and 1 1/2 inches in diameter, cylinder shaped with a smooth base, seam marks go about halfway up the short neck, and the lip is tooled into 2 ridges with circular marks left on the neck. (no damage anywhere and glass has just a hint of haze) It is embossed lengthwise in 3 lines: CHICAGO DROPS / DE VRIES MED. CO. / CHICAGO ILLS. I haven't been able to find anything about a De Vries medical company or a medicine called "Chicago Drops". I'm wondering if this could be a unique or at least rare bottle, and would be interested if you have seen a bottle like this or have heard of this medicine or the company. Thanks! JY

 

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From: Tara Primm

To: Digger

Subject: bottle history

Date: 21-12-2003

My husband was given a jug/bottle that was found and through description I was wondering if you could give me an approximate date of the item. It is round and about 11-11 1/2 inches in height it was sealed with a cork(the cork is inside the bottle) and it is in tan in color. It is either ceramic or pottery and has a single finger handle on the side at the top. The stamp on the side says: Iaunus B. Bunnen, Schutzmarke. All of this is inside of a circle with a crown outside and above the circle. There is also a calligraphic letter inside the circle and looks like is probably the letter "B" but can be sure. Below the circle it says: J.Friedrich Grosskarben and then number 3. Below the handle is stamped the letters "N" "M". The bottle is relatively good shape and does have some marks on it from where it has been buried in the ground and dug up but not sure if it's from age or being dug up with a bulldozier. The bottom of the bottle was once smooth like the rest of the bottle but has a build up on it. The bottle isn't broken but does have old nicks in it and the color has faded a little on the bottom of the bottle. As far as the lip of the bottle goes the opening of the bottle has 3 small rings below the mouth of the bottle and the part where the opening is has a fat ring and is smooth and kind of goes into the opening of the bottle kind of like a soda bottle. I am not a bottle collector and do not know anything about bottle so I'm sure my description isn't as good as some that you get and I am unable to send a photo of the bottle via internet but could mail you a photo if you wish. I'd just like to know the approximate date of when the bottle was made and what it was used for and if there is any value to it and where it was made. I live 30 miles west of Nashville, Tennessee and would like to know this information so I maybe could find out how it got to the location that it was found at. Thank you so much for your time and for your help. Sincerely, Tara Primm

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From: markvan

To: Digger

Subject: Fw: Brewster's bottle

Date: 22-12-2003

 

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From: markvan

To: Digger Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2003

9:19 AM

Subject: Brewster's bottle Hi and good morning, I just found your web site and glad I did, wonderful content. I have a question for you if you will, I have a Brewster's Pectoral Mixture bottle, ( polished?) pontil bottom, aqua 5" tall and can find not a thing about it. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks and best regards, Mark. I have pic's if that will help.

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From: JEANNEHAMMONTREE

To: Digger

Subject: strange 4-section blown botle

Date: 22-12-2003

i bougth a very unusal blown bottle or decanter at a estate sale, app. 16 in.tall. the mouth has four separate holes, each going into separate sections on the inside of the bottle.i have referred to it as my "quad"bottle.it has a pontil mark and is round & bulbous shaped w/ no label. it is clear & is in good condition.around the neck it has an applied ribbon of glass.i am clueless as to what it was intended for, age , history, rarity or vaule?????help!!!! does anyone have a clue???

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From: Mike Smith

To: Digger

Subject: Old Croak

Date: 23-12-2003

Dear Digger, I found the exchange copied below posted on your site (at http://www.bottlebooks/questions/1999miscel/questions_i_get_October.htm). You may be interested to know that my grandfather, Nelson Ronsheim, was responsible for the Par Beverages line of bottles. These included: "Daniel Booze, " "Old Croak, " "Sudden Discomfort, " and others which were sold through Stucky's restaurants. Although not valued collector items, I am interested in acquiring these bottles. Nelson Ronsheim was self-employed as a commercial artist in Cincinnati and wrote and designed these gag bottles. He was also a black & white photographer of note whose work was hung in galleries across the country in the late 30's and early 40's. Although under construction, there is a website where some of his photos may be seen at www.nero. Michael Smith Hi, My name is Bernadette. I picked up a tiny bottle at a garage sale this past summer, and I can't find any information about it. It looks like it was made as a joke, but I don't know where to start searching, so here I am to ask you if you can help me. The bottle is four inches high and clear glass. The label is a dark yellow or gold color, and the words that I noticed first were "James the Peeper. There are some cute phrases and play on words on the label. I'll list them so you can see why I can't figure this out. 1. Bundled by Blondes 2. Under Gov't Snoopervision 3. Esta Blushed 1870 4. Warned by the Public 5. A picture of a man looking out a window with a long telescope and the words Non-Alcoholic on one side of the window and contents 1 3/5 Fl. Oz. on the other side. 6. Under the window it says "Plain Risky" 7. Spilled and Rebottled by 8. James the Sweeper 9. Leaks into Kentucky 10. Contents: Water, Glucose, Artificial Flavor, Caramel Color, Citric Acid, less than 1/4 of 1% Benzoate of Soda 11. Bottled by Par Beverage Corp. Cincinnati, Ohio Along each side are the sayings: 1. From Degeneration to Regeneration 2. Fine and Frisky for Extinct Characters The cap is a screw on type and is black in color. The label has some other colors besides the gold. Red, Black and some White writing. I hope you can tell me something about this bottle. It's cute and gets a lot of laughs, but I'd like to know more about it and if it has any value at all. It looks old to me, but I can't be sure. Thanks for your help, Bernadette Your bottle definitely sounds like a novelty item. Maybe one of our readers can shed some light on it. Digger Up

Date: June 2001-These comments from Paul Murray Bernadette asked about a James the Peeper miniature from Par Beverage. This is one of many novelties produced by Par Bev. Others in the series are Hawg and Hawg (Haig and Haig), Sudden Discomfort, Daniel Booze, Blot and Wipe (Black and White), Old Snake Bite (?), Lord Culprit (Lord Calvert), Buffalo Bilge, Davey Crocked, Old Grand Gag, Old Croak. Most Par Bev minis came in flask shaped bottles, but I've seen a few in standard, round 1/10th pint. These aren't very collectible in mini bottle circles. Most Par Bev minis came in flask shaped bottles, but I've seen a few in standard, round 1/10th pint. These aren't very collectible in mini bottle circles.

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From: DWood2694

To: Digger

Subject: Help!

Date: 23-12-2003

I've got this really lovely little bottle whose origins remain a mystery to me. I think it's fairly contemporary but, for the life of me, I can't figure out what used to be inside. It's machine-made and, I think carries the Owens mark with the numbers 3, 6 and 8 at the west, east and south corners of the diamond. It also says "Bagdad" and "Made in U.S.A.". It's amber, stands a little over 5" high and tapers from a 3" base to a 1 1/2 " high neck. The design looks more Turkish than Iraqi (unlike its name), with stars within sickles and a sort of loose basket design. It's a lovely little bottle and it seems that whoever crafted it took the time to polish out the mold seam. I'd love to know if it was originally a bitters or liqueur bottle. It think it was originally corked since there are no threads for a screw top and the top has a lip. Thanks for any help you can give me or any direction you can point me in to get more information. Have a happy holiday! Dana Lee

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From: Brad Pense

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Info

Date: 24-12-2003

Hi Digger, I have two bottles I would like to try and date and see if they have any value. One bottle is a Cobalt blue in color and has a picture of George Washington on the front with the words of "The father of our country" on the top and " Washington" at the bottom. On the base of the bottle is a embedded shape that I think is supposed to be the state of N.J. and the words "Wheaton N.J." on it. There is not any #'s on the base. The other bottle looks to be a old medicine bottle and on side of bottle it says 'Castoria" and on the opposite side it says "DR. S. Pitcher's". On the bottom of bottle it reads "B.15." There is nothing on the front or back of bottle. I will attach the photo's for you to review. Thanks for taking the time and I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Brad Pense

 

From: Brad Pense

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Bottle Info

Date: 24-12-2003

I forgot to tell you that on the George bottle, the seam does go thru the top of the lip and is about 8.00" high. there is no damage on both bottles. The DR. Pitcher's bottle is between clear & a light green in color? The seam does not go thru the top, it stops half way up the neck of the bottle. Thanks Digger!

 

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From: Tony Miller

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 24-12-2003

My name is Tony Miller and I am from Newfoundland, Canada. I was walking my dog this morning and he dug up an old pepsi-cola bottle. I'm wondering if you could tell me the age rarity, and value of this bottle. I have found many more since he unearthed this one. The bottle has embossing on both sides. PEPSI-COLA with just one dash. and PEPSI on the reverse side. It is a 10FL OZ bottle that says no deposit no return just below the neck of the bottle. Not to be refilled is embossed on the bottom. The bottle is approx 6.5" high. The mold seam goes over the lib and encircles the neck below the lip. There is another seam at the bottom of the bottle where the base joins the bottle. The bottle has a CROWN TOP as far as I can tell. There is a "dotted" design on the base as well as on the bottle above the base and just below the neck which continues throughout the pepsi emblem. This is a rounded bottle that does not appear to have had a label. The bottle is clear as far as I can tell. Bottles are in excellent condition for most but some are growing algae as they have been outdoors and partly underground. I'd like to know the age, rarity and value if you can help and if not do you know where I may find the answers? Thank You Tony Miller NL, Canada

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From: Jim Fallon

To: Digger

Subject: old olive green bottle

Date: 25-12-2003

Hello I have a old Buchanan's Black And White Whiskey Bottle , This is Embossed around the bottle at the to near the neck. The neck bulges in the middle and I would think it needs a cork to keep it closed. Any info and how much this might be ? Thx bunches . Jim

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From: Journeywalker

To: Digger

Subject: Lestoil Reproduction?

Date: 25-12-2003

Hello Digger, I have a question pertaining to a cobalt flask that I purchased at a tag sale. It looks very similar to the photo of the "lestoil Repro Flask" you have on your website. It is cobalt blue or blue, height is 8 3/4" & about 4 3/4" wide. It has a 'tooled, rounded out top (3/8"), with the very top being flat.' The bottle seem goes all the way up to just prior to its top, which in my research shows it to be a bottle from 1880-1890. The initial neck portion appears 'stretched.' One side of bottle has an eagle w/ a shield (8 or 9 bars). Eagle hold 3 spears in one claw & some sort of branches in the other. Opposite side of bottle has a bust of the statue of liberty? with 13 stars around her. each picture is enclosed within a 'arch' type circle. The bottom of bottle shows an 8. Further, I have a dark green bottle, 9 1/8" high, 4 1/4" wide with embossing on both sides & bottom. Seams reach all the way to bottle top. Top is similar to flask above, except the rounded part is wider (1/2"). One side reads: "frank's Safe Kidney & Liver Cure (top), with some kind of box/safe or something on wheels, & below it "Rochester, NY." Opposite side reads" Since 1892 works wonders. This is not a polite way of drinking. Nothing in this remedy will grow on anyone, no danger of contracting the drink or any other kind of habit." Bottom of bottle reads: "Wheaton, N.J." with a indented (instead of raised) thick "Z"? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you, Kristen

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From: Joyce Pemberton

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 25-12-2003

I have a Brown bottle with a seal imprinted on the side that says Victoria-Brunnen Oberlahanstein" It also has an emblem of a crown with a VB" under it. On the other side the bottle says "No 3". Do you have any information on this bottle? I can't seem to find out any thing about it. The lady it came from said that her son fished it out of the ocean in a lobster trap off the coast of LA. Thank You, Denise Please reply to me at ocean_scene as I am using someone else's computer currently.

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From: Evelyn Lambert

To: Digger

Subject: 1965 Crown Royal

Date: 25-12-2003

I have an unopened, screwtop bottle of Seagram's Crown Royal. Seal is imprinted with 1965 and is unbroken. It is in the purple velvet bag, but has no box. The volume is a fifth. Can you offer any information as to its value? Please Reply to All for response. Thank you.

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From: Sis_Estey Sis_

To: Digger

Subject: re: blue pressed pattern bottle

Date: 25-12-2003

any idea origin, age or value of this bottle? thanks for your time. it has a pontil on the bottom.

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From: LesasPuter

To: Digger

Subject: Howdy

Date: 25-12-2003

I have a bottle that has the name Howdy running across an up & down. the W is used to connect the Howdy name. It is an old, thick , greenish color bottle. It was found in the ground and needs some cleaning. The other wording is unclear at this time. It is a 6 1/2 oz. bottle and the bottom of the bottle has Uniontown PA. Any info on this bottle? Thanks Lisa

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From: tierney

To: Digger

Subject: Hi Digger

Date: 26-12-2003

Hi Digger- I was recently given a bottle of Crown Royal with the seal attached and bottle filled. It has never been opened and is in new shape and has a certificate with it. IT is the same crown royal by seagrams but dated 1857 and this old lady had kept is very close to her for all her life. I was wondering if you knew the value of this or where I could look. I am wanting to sell it. Thanks Alot.

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From: Twooddeyes

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 26-12-2003

I was given a box of antique bottles by my mother and am not sure how to begin to find information on them and what to really do with them, and if any them are worth anything. There is one bottle of particular interest to me. I have tried to find it online, buy have been unsuccessful. I would be grateful for any help or info you could provide. It is a clear bottle with a corked top that stands 6 3/4 inches tall, with a label on it with the followin information: Allardyce T Merriweather Snake Oil Liniment it has a picture of a man with 2-2 headed snakes. On the sides of the label it desscribes what it cures. It has a price of 50 ct. I apologize that I don't have a digital camera, it would make this easier. I know nothing on the subject of old bottles and probably did a horrible job of describing this bottle. If there is any more info that you need feel free to e-mail me and ask. Thank-you so much for your time and help. LaVonne Carleton Klamath Falls, Oregon

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From: Patrick Curran

To: Digger

Subject: Tullamore Dew Crocks..

Date: 26-12-2003

Hello! I aquired four Tullamore Dew Crocks with Wax Stamps Marked 1791, as well as, some of the original ribbon and cork in tact. The seal has two dogs, possibly setters, and a celtic harp. It has a mark indicating that it was "imported by Heublein INC. Hartford Conn. Sole Distributors for U. S. A." On the back is a clover leaf pattern and the words Uisge Baugh. If you have the time and could tell me what the value may be I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You, J. Patrick Curran

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From: Benjamin F. Hale

To: Digger

Subject: Crownford China Co. Bottle

Date: 26-12-2003

I noticed that you had some information about a Crownford China Co from Italy which made reproduction Thatcher milk bottles starting in 1965. I have such a bottle with a few different characterics which I' like some information on if possible. This one is definitely an amber color. It has a wire bale over a porcelain stopper. It also has a rubber gasket under the stopper. Is this also a reproduction? If so, who made the originals? Thank you.

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From: mary sloan

To: Digger

Subject: Clear glass bottle shaped like a hand

Date: 26-12-2003

Have you any idea what this bottle may have been used for? ; I would like to know if you've ever seen one like it. ; It is clear glass, and shaped like a human hand. ; A scanned picture ;is attached. ; ALSO, you can find the bottle design patent at http://www.uspto"www.uspto/A as # D85490, if you care to look. This bottle ;was found by a member of my family in the attic of an old building, evidently deposited there by previous residents prior to 1953. ; The bottle has a design date of 1930, per the patent office. Hand-shaped bottle, 5 inches tall.

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From: Rickey Mac

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle inquiry

Date: 27-12-2003

Dear Digger Odell, I have a bottle I found that I can't find any information on. Thought you might could help me to identify this R. G. co. with E. W. in a circle on the front ot the bottle and it's value. The bottle is 3" across the bottom, 3 1/2" in the middle and it is 11 3/8 tall. Thank you Richard

 

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From: Myrna Katz

To: Digger

Subject: bottle questions

Date: 27-12-2003

I don't know if you are still answering quetsions.. Apparently, my old backyard was a dump of some sort. I live in San Francisco and have taken out 1000s of pounds of bottles (mostly pieces of bottles), white ceramic bottle tops, etc. They are mostly Golden Gate Bottling Company, Richmond Bottleworks, and a bunch more.. BUT, there is one clear one (while the rest are mostly amber) which is shaped like a flask and reads "P. Moeller, Gadot Ver, Christiania" I think there is another line of embossed writing, but I don't have access to the bottle right now. The bottle has air bubbles, is not broken or chipped, and is about 9 inches high by 4 inches wide by 2 inches deep. Any ideas? -Eric Lewis, SF

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From: Lana Atkins

To: Digger

Subject: Gurl Druy

Date: 27-12-2003

I have an old bottle has the name "The Gurl Druy" on the back side, the front has a owl sitting on a druggist mixing jar. Would appreciate any info on the bottle? thank you

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From: jcatgftds

To: Digger

Subject: question on Whistle bottle

Date: 27-12-2003

I would like to know a little history and value of a bottle that was found. The bottle is a clear 6" Whislte glass bottle the bottom has Chattanooga Tenn around it and in the middle it has A G W 39-1. The outside bottom edge has registered. The neck of the bottle has WHISTLE 6-Fl.oz. the top lip of the bottle appears to be an old type pop bottle. The condition is good with no chips or cracks. Sorry no pictures.  Thanks for your help. Judy

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From: Tuckertracey

To: Digger

Subject: eg booz 1955

Date: 27-12-2003

Hi Digger, I have an eg booz bottle that I believe is a reproduction. The bottom of bottle has the following markings: 12- with an "A" encircled- 55. Above the "A" is a " 7d61 and below the "A" is a 3. Can you confirm if a reproduction and its value. Thanks, Tracey

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From: BadtotheBOMfc

To: Digger

Subject: english soda water bottle

Date: 27-12-2003

we have a torpedo shaped green soda water bottle approx 7 or 8 inches tall embossed with the words r ellis on one line and to the royal family on the middle line and then ruthin under that. It also says soda water on it. Haven't been able to find any information on this bottle. Hope you might be able to help.

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From: DJ egleye

To: Digger

Subject: Maryland Rye Bottle

Date: 27-12-2003

Hi Digger, I am hoping you can help me. Local resources have came up empty. I found this bottle behind a chimney I was removing in my Pennsylvania home. I was trying to figure out where it came from. PS the house is very old, might be from the prohibition era. Thank you, DJ Jerome

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From: thomas spotts

To: Digger

Subject: canadian whiskey

Date: 28-12-2003

have a unopened bottle of 1962 wiser's canadian whiskey 18 year old wiser's oldest................what is an estimated value please.....ty

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From: Ann Barton

To: Digger

Subject: milk bottle

Date: 28-12-2003

Hi Digger Please help if you can! My mother is looking for an old ( probably not antique) "Cosgroves " milk bottle . She grew up in the 1940's in Boston Massachusetts........I have tried to find info. on the co. but have found nothing . I hope you or some of your readers can help Thanks so much Ann Barton

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From: ricksclan

To: Digger

Subject: TORPEDO BOTTLE

Date: 28-12-2003

I have an aqua green ballast bottle embossed; 'WEBB'S DOUBLE SODA AND OTHER WATERS TO HER MAJESTY ISLINGTON LONDON Found diving near St. Thomas Harbor, Virgin Islands. Any idea on age and value? Thanks, Gene

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From: Ronald Hill

To: Digger

Subject: Schenley

Date: 28-12-2003

I just came into possession of a 25 oz bottle of Canadian Schenley Order Of Merit Canadian Whiskey. This bottle is unopened with seal intact dated 1947 in the box. The box is in good shape for it's age. Could you tell me the value of this or tell me who can? Thanks Ron

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From: Bobbi Miller

To: Digger

Subject: Found a bottle

Date: 29-12-2003

Hi, My husband found a bottle beside an old roadbed on our farm today. It is about 6 inches tall and 3 inches wide (but it's round). It is amber with a very short neck. The neck has a very smooth opening as if a stopper or cork would go into it. The bottom says "BX7000; under that it has "1 AW (in a circle) 61; underneath that it has "8". Near the top is has Not to be refilled and No Deposit (with a star) No return. Could this be an old beer bottle or perhaps an A& W root beer bottle? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks. Bobbi Miller Kuttawa, Kentucky

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From: Shaheen, Jeffrey

To: Digger

Subject: crown royal

Date: 29-12-2003

Digger, Just wondering if my 1959 unopened numbered bottle of Crown Royal is worth any money because of its age or if I should keep it and enjoy its taste. Thanks for any info you can give me. Jeff

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From: roy howell

To: Digger

Subject: question

Date: 29-12-2003

I was looking in your site and found a picture of a stopper that looks alot like the one on my bottles.They are green plus the height is between 7-9 inches tall, I believe they are hand blown since I cannot find a seam plus they differ in size.There are no writings except on the stopper which say pat.pend expires JAN.5 1892 Sorry I dont have a means of sending a picture right now.Any information would be nice.Oh yeah the stopper I seen on your site had a name Schinnerer & Hinckel in 1852.

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From: Stacey Vannah stacey.

To: Digger

Subject: Kinsey Whiskey Bottle

Date: 29-12-2003

Good Afternoon, I found an old Kinsey Whiskey Bottle. It is About 12" tall and has the words "By law the sale or trade of this bottle is prohibited" This leads me to believe that this bottle was produced during the prohibition period. It is dark brown in color and has a cork (which is still in tact). Do you think this bottle is worth anything. There are several different types of bottles in the same location I found this one. All of them look to be from the same time period. Several seem to be whiskey bottles others look like they may be medicine bottles. Is there any value in bottles from this era? Thank you for your advice! Stacey L Vannah

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From: David

To: Digger

Subject: James b. beam bottle

Date: 29-12-2003

looking for value of these bottles

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From: mweiserfgc

To: Digger

Subject: bottle question

Date: 30-12-2003

Digger, My husband and I came across this bottle and couldn't find much about it on the Internet. Maybe you can? I've attached a file describing the bottle. Anything you may know will be useful. Many thanks in advance. Monica and Scott Wilkinson

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From: Themightynemo

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 30-12-2003

I really don't think I can describe this bottle but I will try. This is a jar not quite as big as a mason jar but it has a top on it that we can't figure out what it was used for. The top twist onto the bottle but it has a horn for lack of a better way.there is also a straw like tube going into the bottle from the top. Thanks if you can help. Pam Sandifer West Columbia, SC

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From: Amanda McNab

To: Digger

Subject: 7 oz Coca Cola Bottle

Date: 30-12-2003

My husband found a Coca Cola Bottle that looks to be very old. It is depression glass and has Property of Coca Cola BOTTLING Co. HELENA GA on the bottom of the bottle. The bottle is in ment conditon. It has no cracks or anything on it . Is there anyway that you may could tell me how much it's worth? And maybe how old it is? I also have some Battery Oil bottles with Thomas A. Edison signature in the glass. They are about 3 inches high and have Thomas Edison Incorporated Bloomfield N.J. USA on them. Tell me how old? Also we have a 1924 Try Me Cola bottle and we were wondering how much it maybe worth? I have looked trying to find a match for these bottles but with no luck. Sorry I have no pictures, if you have no success in telling me what I need to know I will try and get some good pictures to send.

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From: sealypark

To: Digger

Subject: Bols Ballerina

Date: 30-12-2003

Hello Digger, we were given a bottle of Bols Gold Liqueur with the Ballerina inside. Do you have the address or how to contact the company? We would like to know how old the bottle is. The top is still intact although the date strip over the top has been lost. The Ballerina Music box still plays 'The Wedding Waltz' and the Ballerina still dances all within the bottle. We are seeking information Thank you in advance for any assistance you may provide. Joseph

I get this question alot...here's the story: Bols Bottles

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From: Tina Hauler

To: Digger

Subject: Flask Info

Date: 30-12-2003

Hello Digger, I have a question about a whiskey flask, it is Silver and embossed with roses. It is dated 1817 but I am unable to make out the manufacturer or anything else. It is in excellent condition and I am unsure how to find out the value of it. You seem to be very knowledgeable and I would be interested in knowing if you have any information about this flask. I received it 20 yrs ago for my 16th b-day from a German woman. I have no history on it and do not know where to start. I would appreciate any help that you could give me. Thanks for your time. Respectfully, Tina Hauler

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From: DJ & JIM WILLIAMS

To: Digger

Subject: FRANK'S SAFE KIDNEY AND LIVER CURE

Date: 30-12-2003

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

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From: susan m collins

To: Digger

Subject: Info on bottles please

Date: 30-12-2003

I had recently acquired 2 different clear "Crass Cola" bottles and have also read that there are several different kinds besides the colas. How many different types of drinks were made in "Crass" bottles. Are there any other colors in the bottles besides clear and green? Thanks so much! Susan

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From: EvahBeck

To: Digger

Subject: hello

Date: 30-12-2003

We are looking for a Dant Distillers Company Bottle....Field Birds painted by A Singer...we need the No. 5 Ruffed Grouse....they are white with these beautiful birds painted on them....any info would be appreciated....thanks so much

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From: Bhaywire

To: Digger

Subject: Soda Bottle

Date: 30-12-2003

Ever hear of Tru-me Beverages /Washington D.C. /Patented April, 24, 1924

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From: Diana Gallegos

To: Digger

Subject: Fish or serpent bottle

Date: 31-12-2003

We have a bottle, we were told held Liquor, The story goes that all of the bottles were emptied when prohibition started. This bottle is about 11 inches tall, clear, the odd thing about this bottle is that it has two serpents or fish wrapped around it (one at the neck of the bottle and on at the base. The fish or serpents are goldish and pinkish in color, The only writing on the bottle is Viarengo and S.A - Torino. Even a clue of where I could go look would be helpful. Thank you, Diana

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From: James C. Goodale

To: Digger

Subject: October 2001 p 15

Date: 30-12-2003

on p15 you note in connection with a picture of Doliber - Goodale management taken in 1893 " Thomas T Goodale is not in the picture because he retired in 1893" . How did you come up witn this info and the pix? I am searching for info on him a - james c Goodale (great grandson)

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From: Digger

Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003

10:33 AM

To: Goodale, James C.

Subject: Re: October 2001 p 15 The picture is from the pages of the Pharmaceutical Era Feb. 1, 1894. The article was entitled The Doliber-Goodale Co.'s Annual Dinner. the actual date of the dinner was Dec. 6th, 1893...."In response to the special invitation from Mr. Doliber, the president of the company, all of the traveling men had ...e together in Boston, the headquarters of the business. Any other information I quoted would have been from this article. If your relative is in the photo, then he must have been present for the picture taking. While it is possible the information is inaccurate, I tend to think the editors were pretty thorough. there is no mention of Doliber retiring nor is there anyone in the photo with the name Goodale. digger

 

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