February 2007 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2007

From: Claudia

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: blackberry wine produced and bottled in Poland

Date: 02/01/2007 12:04:00 PM

 I bought 2 bottles of wine bottled in Poland and distributed by The Stacole Company of Chicago, Illinois. On the bottom is a 27 with HW. Would they be worth anything? I can take pictures if you would like to see more information. From, Claudia

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From: Nchurchservicesm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: how to

Date: 02/01/2007 8:16:25 AM

hey digger I have four large cases of antique soda bottles, old medicine bottles and a hoard of antique Jim Bean bottles. how can I find out what certain codes mean on the bottles and pricing. thanks, Chip G

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From: Nchurchservicesm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: T.P. Buck

Date: 02/01/2007 9:25:16 AM

I have a green T. P. Buck bottle with lutterworth on the bottom. I cannot find any thing like it anywhere. Do you have any info on this? thanks to you Chip G

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From: Dennis Gdovic

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old barsottine chainti bottle

Date: 02/01/2007 4:49:19 PM

 I have a small bottle of barsottini chianti in a musket shaped bottle with seals still in place with wine inside . can you give me any information about this

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From: Rich sout

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Poland Rye Whiskey

Date: 02/01/2007 5:01:03 PM

 I have a full, unopened quart bottle of "Poland Rye Whiskey", bottled by G.F. Heublein & Brothers. Label: 25 blend guaranteed by G. F. Heublein & Bro. under the Food and Drug Act June 30, 1906Bottled by G.F. Heublein & Bro.Hartford, New York, London. Also written on bottle "As Pure As The Silk" Does this have any value, or should I drink it? Thanks Rich

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From: Mike

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ginger Beer Bottle?

Date: 02/01/2007 8:31:30 PM

 Great.....someone who might can help me!!! I have a bottle that my grandmother gave me that came with a letter of explanation. It seems the bottle was dredged from a shipwreck near the Panama Canal and it supposedly was part of a stockpile being used as a ballast for the ship. It is a two-toned "ginger beer" styled bottle that appears to be from the Buchan potteries in Edinburgh. There is no writing on the bottle except for the ware marking. 08 BUCHAN 6 PORTOBELLO EDINBURGH Any ideas as to the age or value of this bottle? Thanks!!! Mike

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From: Mike

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ooops!

Date: 02/01/2007 9:06:53 PM

 I sent a request for bottle info before reading your instructions. attached are pics of the bottle. It is 8.5" tall There is no damage visible anywhere on the bottle. Thanks! Mike

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From: Stuart & Janeece

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: B and B double glass bottle (and others)

Date: 02/01/2007 9:03:13 PM

 HI Digger. Just discovered your site. Wondering if my B and B 2 in 1 glass bottle UNOPENED is worth anything? I also have an EMPTY Marie Brizard 4 in 1 glass bottle with one cork and corkscrew, any value? Both bottles in fair condition. I have trolled the web and missed every site that may have info on these bottles, can you suggest any? Local Australia, Stuart

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From: Joey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: *****SPAM***** Whiskey question

Date: 02/02/2007 3:14:56 AM

 Hi Digger, I have a 25 oz bottle of "First Edition" Canadian Whiskey. The label is brown with gold border, and it's located toward the lower half of the front of the rectangular bottle. The cap is gold and the (unbroken) paper seal says 1954. The label also says "Thomas Adams Distillers Ltd. The pattern on bottom of the bottle looks like a 'starburst.' Finally, above the label, on the bottle's front, there is an upturned curved ridge of raised glass, like the mouth on a smiley face. [...]

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From: irene

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: anser to a bottle question in march 2004

Date: 02/02/2007 9:36:44 AM

The question was from Eric concerning 3 bottles he has. It was posted about half way down with pictures. The first one is a brown glass "Scott's Emulsion" bottle. the brown glass bottle was introduced in 1946 to preserve It's vitamins. ( contained cod liver oil) It is listed in the Unitts bottle book and price guide for 15.00 with original contents and packaging. the second bottle, the aqua one embossed "fellows and co." contained "fellow's compound syrup of hypophosites" the bottle listed was bottled in st john newbrunswick, canada. It appears in unitts bottle book and price guide for 18.00 with original label. your bottle appears to be mould blown dating it to the turn of the century. the last , milk of magnesia is very common, dates from the 1950's and has no real value

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From: Wkfldalm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 02/02/2007 12:22:59 PM

 hi-- i found this bottle while cleaning out my basement, and was wondering if i would get in trouble if i use or sell it -- it has the words "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE" in the glass -- not being a collector, I'm not sure where it came from or what was in it -- while i doubt the feds will come kick my door in because I sell or use it, was wondering why it would be on this bottle --also would hate to put something to drink in it and find out there is some residue in it that would be bad for me -- it looks like an old bottle from either some kind of alcohol or medicine, about 11 or 12" tall thanks in advance for any help you can provide thanks again al k

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From: Chris

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: KICKAPOO INDIAN TAPEWORM SECRET BOTTLE

Date: 02/02/2007 6:25:54 PM

 Hello Digger I wonder if you would tell me anything about the attached bottle I have. It's 6" tall x 3.1/4" in diameter. The label is somewhat moth eaten (!) but I see from your website that you have an old advertisement for this although it seems to refer to a box. The bottle does state that the price is $5 and the bottle does seem to have a pale blue tint to it. The bottom of the bottle has embossed on it T.C.W. Co - U.S.A. - S. It's in "as found" condition and I bought it at a yard sale. Fortunately the contents are missing! I must say I thought that it was an Indian snake oil bottle as I thought that was what was depicted on the label; now I know it's a tapeworm I'm not nearly so keen on it! I think you can tell from the picture what type of top is has. Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. With all good wishes, Christine

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From: Diana

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02/02/2007 7:49:03 PM

 Digger, We are remodeling our house and came across a bottle in the wall. From researching online we can infer that it was produced around the 1890s, but we wish to know more about it. It's embossing spells out: registered Frank T. Kolbek Bound Brook N.J. THIS BOTTLE NOT TO BE SOLD (There's also a symbol embossed.) It is about 9 1/2 inches tall, and three inches in width. The mold seam doesn't continue around the lip. It stops at the area where the bottle gets skinny, the "neck?" area. It has an applied bob lip. The base of the bottle is smooth with a depression in the center. It is a round bottle. The embossed symbol, that I mentioned before, is the outline of a "bubble letter" K, behind a large T, and set in front of a smaller sized capitol F. (These obviously represent Frank T. Kolbek's initials.) I believe the bottle has a 'lightenning closer' from comparing it to pictures online. I would like to know all you can tell me about the bottle from your knowledge and the information I have given you. Thank you for your help. Diana

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From: AMY

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cherry Marnier

Date: 02/03/2007 1:10:43 AM

Digger, We have found while unpacking a very old bottle of Cherry Marnier. It is still sealed and full. The bottle is red velvet and was distributed by Marnier-Lapostolle. It still has the original tax paid label on the bottle (unbroken). Do you know what this would be worth if anything?? Please let us know! Thank you so much, Amy

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From: REBECCA

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Anheuser Busch Beer bottle

Date: 02/03/2007 2:57:25 PM

 We found this bottle while working on the house, I would like to know how old it is, and of course if it has any value. It is about 6 inches tall, and has 4 Anheuser busch embossed logo, with the eagle. Brown tint. It is a twist off , which makes me believe that it isn't that old. I think it is about 30 years, we moved in 1971, and this is the first time that we r pulling the shingles off the outside of the house. the bottle was inside the wall, (looks like a worker must have been drinking on the job, and stuck it behind the new shingles. Hope you can help. Thank you Rebecca

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From: G8trgrannym

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question from 02/24/2003

Date: 02/03/2007 4:17:52 PM

 I too have a "Pop's Best Quality Beverage" bottle. Do you have an answer to that question? Debera

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From: Joyousonexm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: DR. A. BOSCHEE'S COUGH SYRUP

Date: 02/04/2007 10:25:21 AM

I RECENTLY OBTAINED AN INTACT BOTTLE, WITH ORIGINAL CONTENTS, OF DR. A. BOSCHEE'S SYRUP. I AM ATTACHING 3 PICS OF THE ITEM. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THIS ITEM? SINCERELY, CHUCK

 

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From: stephen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rounded base with applied top question

Date: 02/04/2007 6:25:59 PM

 SEND A PICTURE IF YOU CAN. description of the embossing (if any): None size, especially the height: L=9.25" W=2.50" mouth of the bottle, type of lip, whether the mold seam stops or goes over the top of the lip. The style and shape of the mouth is very important to telling both the age and the type of bottle. Crudely applied top with a tapered interior. Seam stops at the applied top. base of the bottle (smooth, embossing, pontil marked ) Rounded base, no markings. shape of the bottle (round, rectangular, square) Round does it have a label, embossed design, unusual shape. No label or embossed design, just that rounded bottom. color: clear, aqua, amber, cobalt, emerald green, etc...Green tint. condition, i.e. is it damaged, or stained. Dull, scratched. At least 10 bubbles. tell me what you would like to know about the bottle, age, rarity, value or history. Anything at all would be nice. Thank you very much.

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From: Mona

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Info on Bottles, Plz.

Date: 02/04/2007 8:33:22 PM

 Hello Digger - I have two bottles. The first seems to be an E.C.Booz Old Cabin Whiskey bottle. The front has the above logo on the slanted part of the roof. One side has "120 Walnut St, Philadelphia; the other side has "E.C. Booz's Old Cabin Whiskey". The back slant of the roof has "1840". The color and condition of the bottle make me suspicious. What do I need to be know to determine if this is an original or a fake? By the way, what would an original be worth? The second bottle has "H.FIRTH, REGISTERED, a three-masted ship, two sails on each mast, and wrinkles to denote water. Under that, "TRADEMARK", and under that, "MANNINCHAM". On the back of the bottle, at the bottom is "A. ALEXANDER & C", LEEDS & LONDON". The "O" seems to be missing from the "CO". The is what look like two very subtle seams on each side. There is a marble in the top portion of the bottle. There is a lip on top INSIDE of the bottle; the top OUTSIDE is smooth. Is this an original? Could you, please, give me some idea of worth? Will you e-mail me a response or must I go on the website and "dig out" my e-mail? ;-) Thank you. Mona

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From: ray

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 02/04/2007 10:30:21 PM

 Hi, I found an unusual looking bottle on the beach. It is a Hiram Walkerhalf pint whisky bottle. It is in good condition except for the iridescent film on the front. My initial guess was from the 1940's when the Army was practicing on the beach. If so it is curious that the top survived that long. When was it made and does it have any value? Thanks Ray

   

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From: Randall

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ceramic Skull Poison Bottle - 1871

Date: 02/04/2007 10:54:09 PM

 This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Hello Digger, I have a 3 1/2 inch bottle made of ceramic. It closely resembles the cobalt blue poison bottles that I've come across before. This is the only one like this that I have ever seen, and I can't find any information about it here locally. I've attached a couple of pictures for you to take a look at. I sure hope you can help! Thanks for your time. Randy

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From: Larry

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Seeking Info on a bottle

Date: 02/05/2007 12:41:40 AM

Hi I'm trying to find some information on a soda bottle I picked up awhile back and would appreciate any help I can get. Bottle description: Aqua Green Rounded (Torpedo?) base Embossed Lettering (Raised): COBUN LANG & Co BOSTON MASS THE AMERICAN GINGER ALE It has a seem down each side staring just below the lip Also appears to be a seen around the base of the bottle I have attached a picture can send better ones if it would help Thanks Larry

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From: Ole Petter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Strange bottle Black & White

Date: 02/05/2007 8:43:24 AM

Hi Do you know the story behind this bottle I have: I got the bottle from my father many years ago and he got it many years before that, I believe it is more than 50-60 years old. The bottle is made of a hard plastic or a composite material, have room for cigarettes inside, plays music when opened and have a lighter as cork. The size is as shown on the picture. With kind regards Ole Petter

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From: Patsy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Anchor Hocking Storage Jar

Date: 02/05/2007 11:12:59 AM

Back in the seventies I purchased a glass storage jar in a flea market in Mobile, Ala. The jar has the old Anchor Hocking symbol on it with an 8 in a circle on the other side of the bottom. The jar has four sides with a fleur de lis pattern on each side and on the lid. I can't find anything on this. Can you help? Patsy Springs, La.

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From: LYNN POPKINS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rogers Bros. 1850 bottle, Salem, NJ

Date: 02/05/2007 1:57:50 PM

 Hi, A guy on your site is asking for a value on this same bottle, only his is amber-brown, and mine is aqua blue. Everything else is identical. Mine also has a badge shape stamped into the bottom, and says " Wheaton, N.J." Thanks for your help, Lisa

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From: Dale

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Value of Bottled Scotch Whisky

Date: 02/05/2007 10:23:21 AM

Have a 1 Gal. bottle of 100% Scotch Whisky 86 Proof with a NY Tax Seal dated 1949 unopened. Green Bottle. Justerini and Brooks, By appointment to her Majesty the Queen, says RARE on the bottle. Blended and Bottled in Scotland by J&B St. James Street, London, England.

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From: Anna

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Albert G. Groblewski & Co. , Plymouth, PA

Date: 02/05/2007 3:44:28 PM

 I came across your site while researching my family name (Groblewski) on the web. I saw that TAGroblewski mentioned wanting to hear from any family members that may have information about Albert G. Groblewski & Co., this post was listed in March 2002, and I was wondering if you would be able to provide me with a way of contacting him. Thanks, A.

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From: Rita

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question regarding old amber bottle

Date: 02/05/2007 7:12:12 PM

 This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Hello, I have been using search engines to find information about old bottles. I came across your website and wondered if you were still taking questions regarding the dates of the bottles and possibly what they are worth. I have a glass dark amber brown bottle that is embossed in the glass "Huesing's Rock Island, Illinois. It is empty and reads contents 7 1/2 FL. ozs. I have done a little research and found that A.D. Huesing started the bottling works manufacturing. I believe it is now related to the Pepsi Corp. The bottle has little "pinpoints" all over except for the flat embossed area. The bottom has a trademark with the numbers..9 2 1 around it. I have not found one like it while researching on the internet. I will try to include a picture. I wish to thank you in advance for any information you can provide.

 

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From: Carlene

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: The Lions beverage bottle, Vancouver, Canada

Date: 02/05/2007 9:49:57 PM

 Hi Digger, I just bought a beverage bottle (looks like a pop bottle) that originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It reads "The Lions Registered Trademark, Van Bros. Ltd." and on the other, an imprint of The Lions mountain peaks, located outside of Vancouver. The bottle is clear, with lots of texture that is shaped like a shattered mirror. Any information would be appreciated.

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From: Tina

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Resources for bottle molds?

Date: 02/06/2007 5:37:05 PM

 Good afternoon! I came across your website while I was looking for some information on Coca-Cola Bottle Molds. I picked up two steel (?) molds and am just curious as to their value. I have had very little luck finding anything about them online.. are molds just not collected??? Heck, everything is.. I just must be calling them the wrong thing :) Anyway.. your site is an excellent resource for bottles and I just wondered if you could point me in any direction for information on molds and their value. Thanks in advance, Tina Pictures attached in case I am *really* off base!

 

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From: Cheryl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question-Please answer

Date: 02/06/2007 6:23:44 PM

 I am presently at work and had stepped outside-located down town by the way-and i came across an old bottle with the lid still on it. i picked it up and found F.W. Fitch Co. on it. Very pretty flower designs on both front and back- with the numbers 2 1 & 4 on the bottom around the word Fitch's. I began looking for this bottle on the net and ebay yet couldn't find it. I did find out that FW Fitch was called the shampoo king it the 1800's. it is in the shape of a wine bottle. Very pretty designs all over the bottle. Have a found a small fortune? Let me know please.

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From: Rick & Diane

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles

Date: 02/06/2007 6:23:14 PM

 My husband found a JV Dellicker aRichmond Va & Columbus o bottle. Could you please tell me about it? Its light aqua blue/green. Thank- you, Diane

 

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From: arac3o.com

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: long neck flat green BOLLA BOTTLE

Date: 02/06/2007 8:32:41 PM

 HELLO- I FOUND AN EMERALD GREEN LONG NECK FLAT BOTTLE WITH DF BREV. BOLLA R WRITTEN ON THE FRONT OF IT. I HAVE TRIED TO FIND INFORMATION BUT HAD NO LUCK. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE AGE OF THE BOTTLE THE RARITY AND VALUE. THANK YOU FOR ANY INFORMATION, WOULD BE A GREAT HELP TO ME . ANGIE.

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From: Christina

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 02/06/2007 11:52:10 PM

 Hello, I have recently cleaned out my grandparents house on the Olympic peninsula, during which i found a bottle. I have copied a letter from your website about a very similar bottle and have included it in this email. the difference is that my bottle does not have the sons on the bottle. It includes all the same names on the lower part of the bottle but the picture is different. My bottle only has a picture of the father (the man with glasses) and behind him and to the sides are pics of buildings It is in great shape but has no cap. How much would this be worth??? Previous email from another person with similar bottle Hello I am eleven years old and have a empty whiskey bought at a auction for three dollars . I have no information about it. The description of the bottle is that it has three men on it which i think are the owners of the whiskey company. The main person is wearing glasses their are two people on each side of him which look the same. Then on the sides their are three names. They are William T. Wilken, Harry E Wilken, and Harry Ellrlken (I think). Also on the bottom just in case you need it D9 70 A 50 M 25878.If you have any information on it please reply. I would really like it if you could reply thank. Would like to know whatever you can tell me about this first find: 12" -height, presumed applied double collar on lip, base has horizontal indentation about 1/8" deep, it is round, no label, but has a signature of Harry E Wilken, and has what appears to be wheat or feathers with a tulip in the middle, also has federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle on opposite side. The color is clear good condition, with few minor stains, and also has part of a small cork in the bottom. Also on the bottom are the numbers, D9, 56 on left, 41 on right and bottom numbers M-255B12. Any information would be helpful, especially since this if my first real find. If was found in Kitsap County. Thanks for a wonderful web site, I am sure it will be one of my favorites. Kristy See the Information below.

Digger: THE PORTRAITS APPEARING ON THE DRAWING ARE THOSE OF HARRY E. WILKEN, SR., NOW DECEASED, HARRY E. WILKEN, JR. AND WILLIAM T. WILKEN, WHO HAVE CONSENTED TO THE USE THEREOF. THE FULL SIGNATURE APPEARING ON THE DRAWING IS A FACSIMILE OF THE SIGNATURE OF HARRY E. WILKEN, SR., DECEASED Registered March 14, 1939 THE WILKEN FAMILY BLENDED WHISKEY THE WILKEN FAMILY INC. filed June 16, 1938. Used since 1935. The wording "NONE GENUINE WITHOUT OUR THREE FACES HARRY JR HARRY E. WILKEN SR. WILLIAM" was trademarked for: WHISKEY, GIN, RUM, BRANDY, AND ALCOHOLIC CORDIALS. Filing Date February 7, 1939 Used since1938. Owner (REGISTRANT) WILKEN FAMILY, INCORPORATED, THE CORPORATION PENNSYLVANIA 350 FIFTH AVE. NEW YORK NEW YORK (LAST LISTED OWNER) JOSEPH FINCH AND COMPANY UNKNOWN SCHENLEY PA

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From: Rollins

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey Flask ?

Date: 02/07/2007 12:07:39 AM

Hello, I have a amber color whiskey flask approximately 6" tall. The bottle is embossed with George Washington or a Paul Revere scene. This bottle was always in my grandmothers kitchen window. Can you tell me more about it. Thank you, Abbe Rollins Vienna, WV

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From: BETTY

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 02/06/2007 7:12:43 PM

 I have an old bottle that is brown in color and is heavily embossed front and back with four roses and vines. The bottle is 1 quart. It has the words "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Reuse of this Bottle. Under that are the markings: D 11 56 7" It stands about 9 to 10 inches tall and is about 5 inches wide. This was found in Rocky Point, Long Island, New York. Thank you for any information you might be able to give me. Betty

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From: Mark Sweet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02/07/2007 12:56:48 AM

Digger, I have a small bottle which I was curious as to bottle type, age, rarity and value. It is clear glass with overlay on the exterior. The overlay design consists of a flower on one side and the letters L E C on the other. It has a coarse screw top. I've attached a picture. Sorry for the resolution, but it's the best I can do. Appreciate any help. Thanks, Mark

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From: Diana Gritzalis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 02/07/2007 1:51:03 AM

Dear Sir, I have a purple bottle looks like a flask it says on the front embossed general taylor never surrenders also embossed is a cannon, also cannon balls. Have you seen one like this, also estimate value. Thanking you, Diana

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From: Sunnie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Help from Texas

Date: 02/06/2007 9:38:10 PM

 Hello from Texas I am desperately looking for someone to help me. I have received a truck load of antique glass from my mothers estate. Contained within the collection was my Grandfathers glass whisky flask. It is a small amber glass flask that is embossed with a spider web that seems to crawl around the whole bottle with a spider embossed on to the web. There is a smooth square spot on the front where I assume a label was. It is a corked bottle. My Grandfather carried this bottle in his hip pocket for years and years. My Mother told me stories about how he would get tipsy and come home and have onion sandwiches on homemade bread to cover up the smell of the whisky so my Grandmother would not get mad at him for drinking. I have been looking in vain for someone who can tell me what the bottle would be valued at. Other than the obvious sentimental value to me. My question is do you know of anyone in the Dallas area that is a collector who could give me an idea of its value. I truly appreciate your time and consideration in this matter. I will look forward to hearing from you. Thank You, Sunnie

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From: Pam McIntosh

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle/Flask

Date: 02/07/2007 9:16:11 AM

 Hello: What a great website for a beginner like me. I've always loved glass, especially bottles, since an older brother introduced me to "dumpdiving" way back in the 1960's and I've managed to hang on to a few specimens he didn't con me out of. I've checked out a number of the great reference books available on-line, but do not own one at this time so I am writing to see if you can give me some information on abottle/flask that I recently acquired. It is a relatively heavy white (or milk glass) bottle that I would say is flask-shaped and the top rim is "ruffled." On the front is a low profile/faint image of Abraham Lincoln circled by the words "With Malice Towards None." On the back of the bottle is an embossed image of a small log cabin, probably Abe's birth place. The bottle is quite hefty and the top ruffle is not symmetrical, slightly crude. Could you tell me if it is a souvenir-type bottle and possibly an age? I appreciate your assistance. Pam McIntosh

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From: ken rogg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old quaker

Date: 02/07/2007 9:52:34 AM

I have an old whiskey bottle, clear embossed with " OLD QUAKER" and a figure of what looks like the quaker oats guy. I found it in Mt Orab Ohio. Have you ever come across any similar to this?

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From: Melissa Kaiser

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02/07/2007 12:18:14 PM

 Hi, I found a bottle that had washed up on the beach in NC. I can't find anything on the Internet about it. It is a pale green and appears to be from the mid 1800's from looking at your other photos. It reads "de Kemp Pectoral de Anacahuita Compuesto". Can you tell me anything about this bottle? It is in decent condition but has be smoothed along the edges from the tide....Melissa K

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From: Cookie Donlan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Park & Tilford Distillery Bottle

Date: 02/07/2007 12:30:45 PM

 While checking your website, I came across a picture of a Park & TilfordDistillery Bottle which is exactly like the one I own. My parents had it since we lived in Chicago, before we moved to Louisiana. It plays the "Anniversary Waltz" and I have always been intrigued on where they might have gotten it. It is in good condition, except there is no longer any whiskey or whatever in it. My parents had it for a number of years and when my father passed away in1995, I acquired it. Can you tell me more about this item and whether or not there is any worth to it? It is very sentimental to me, so I don't even know if I would consider selling it. Thanks for your help in this matter. Very truly yours, Mrs. Dennis Donlan

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From: Stacy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Information on a whiskey bottle

Date: 02/07/2007 1:03:55 PM

 My Husbands grandfather has an old whiskey jug in which is a crock. The jug is brown. We know that the jug has to be at least 80 plus years old. It is in fine condition. It is a 2 gal jug. The writing on the jug says:

From: Sunny SIde Saloon J.H. Kerns pro Lebanon, Ky Pure-Old Liquors The name Kerns may be Keans. I think I might have written it wrong. Thanks, Stacy Roten

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From: Rick & Diane Fulkerson

To: 'Digger' book

Subject: RE: old bottles

Date: 02/07/2007 1:00:57 PM

 Thank-you for responding to my email. I put that one on eBay but the only thing is I seen two of them on eBay that went for 1000.00. I don't know if I should pull it off or get what I get. I have around 300 bottles all different and know nothing about them. Should I stick them on eBay or take them somewhere. Thanks-- Diane

From: Digger [mail

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com] Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 9:02 AM

To: Rick & Diane Fulkerson

Subject: Re: old bottles Scarce soda I have dug one myself. I est. $200 Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com

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From: Tony Hambach

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Info. please

Date: 02/07/2007 3:15:56 PM

 hi, we have found an old Vaseline petroleum jelly jar. you can tell that it used to be of clear glass. It has trade mark on the upper part of the jar. and in the center, are the words vaseline and under that the word chesebrough, and under that it says New York. the lid is rusted on to the top, and cannot be taken off without damaging it. Is this jar worth anything at all? Thanks for your info.

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From: Clint Chafin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Request

Date: 02/07/2007 5:36:08 PM

 Hello, I have a few questions about digging for bottles. What type of probe do you use to help find bottles? Someone told me to use the old Sanborn Fire Maps to help find old outhouses. I've looked at some of these maps and can't ID the old outhouses? Any clues? Appreciate any advice and help. My son and I are somewhat new to digging. Clint Chafin

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From: CasaDeBeaum

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: small antique bottle

Date: 02/07/2007 1:39:53 PM

 Hi, I have a very small 2" bottle with a rather ornate label that reads "Water from the River of Jordan, Palestine. It is embossed on the bottle 1901. It is a greenish blue color and a rather unusual little shape with a cork. Have you ever seen anything like that. I am really curious as to its value.

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From: stephen easter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Rounded base with applied top question

Date: 02/07/2007 1:50:41 PM

 Thank you very much for the reply. I have just been given the duty of selling my friend's mother's collections and I sure that I will be visiting your site often in the coming weeks. ----- Original Message ----

From: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

To: stephen easter Sent: Wednesday, February 7, 2007 9:00:27 AM

Subject: Re: Rounded base with applied top question {MARGIN:0px;} Very common 1880s round bottom soda. $5-8 here's a link to others who have also asked http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=round+bottom+site%3Abottlebooks.com

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From: stephen easter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: J.J. SPrenger Blob Top Atlanta California?

Date: 02/07/2007 6:36:30 PM

 SEND A PICTURE IF YOU CAN. description of the embossing (if any): Raised J.J. SPRENGER ATLANTA. CA in a slightly countersunk area. size, especially the height: L=7.25" W=2.25" mouth of the bottle, type of lip, whether the mold seam stops or goes over the top of the lip. The style and shape of the mouth is very important to telling both the age and the type of bottle. Blob top with wire for a stopper. Uneven seams run to the blob. base of the bottle (smooth, embossing, pontil marked ) Countersunk base with a raised letter M. shape of the bottle (round, rectangular, square) Round does it have a label, embossed design, unusual shape. Yes, as stated in the first question. color: clear, aqua, amber, cobalt, emerald green, etc...Very light green tint. condition, i.e. is it damaged, or stained. Very clean. Air bubbles everywhere and the glass seems to be swirled. tell me what you would like to know about the bottle, age, rarity, value or history. Anything at all would be nice. Thank you very much. I will be buying all of your materials if I get the rest of the collection. I have searched all over for info on this bottle to no avail. Also, could it really be Atlanta California or is the "C" just a poorly formed "G"? Again, thank you for all of your help and knowledge

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From: Robin Rash

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have a (I am sure you get this all of the time) ;)

Date: 02/07/2007 10:00:59 PM

 Hi Digger I have a Paul Jones Bourbon Bottle without the paper label. It does have on the back federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle and the bottle is corked. I was wondering what the bottle is worth if anything. Thanks Milly Roblero

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From: arac3o.net

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOLLA BOTTLE 02-08-07 time 9:47 pm

Date: 02/07/2007 10:51:03 PM

 HELLO, I FOUND AN EMERALD GREEN BOLLA BOTTLE WITH DF BREV. BOLLA R WRITTEN ON IT. I HAVE TRIED TO FIND INFORMATION BUT I HAD NO LUCK. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE AGE OF IT, RARITY AND VALUE ANY INFORMATION WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATIVE THANK YOU ANGIE

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From: jerry simonson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: HAIG BOTTLE

Date: 02/07/2007 11:40:26 PM

Hello, What can you tell me about this Bottle such as History, Age, Value. It is a DIMPLE BOTTLE, I'm Hoping the Photos will show all marks and writing on existing Labels, Bottle is approx 8 1/2 inches High with as light greenish tint to it. Any questions please ask. Jerry Simonson

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From: Keith Thompson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: F.M. Plank, Chattanooga, Tenn

Date: 02/08/2007 12:34:53 AM

Digger, My wife found a bottle a few years ago in a wooded area being developed with new homes South of Tallahassee, FL The bottle in question is about 6 inches tall and two inches wide, now of a light lavender color. It was a corked bottle. It is one piece, but embossed with: Manufactured by F.M. Plank on one side and Chattanooga, Tenn. on the other side. On the front is (presumably) F. M. Plank's bust. I can't find any info on it. Can you help? Keith Thompson Spring Hill, FL

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From: mpruett0708ream.net

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: Base 2, Base 1, Bottle 2, Bottle 1, Bottle Side 1

Date: 02/08/2007 5:35:29 AM

Dear Digger, I have recently found a bottle I am having trouble identifying and was hoping you could help considering no one else has been able to. The bottle is clear and heavily embossed. It is a crown top with two seams running through the top lip. It has slanted embossing about two inches from the top and goes into a checkered pattern to the base of the bottle. On both side of the bottle there is a diagonal banner with " The Famous Milwaukee Drinks' embossed in cursive writing. At the base of the bottle on one side it has "REG.US.PAT.OFFICE" and on the opposite side "LGW" embossed in print. On the bottom of the bottle it has "DALLAS 2 CONTENTS 8 FL OZ. TEXAS" from top to bottom. The bottle stands about 10 inches tall and looks similar to the older soda bottles. I hope I have provided enough information and that the pictures are helpful. If you need more information please let me know. I would like to go ahead and thank you because any information you can provide would be helpful. Thank you, Marty Pruett

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From: rmarshall

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: locations

Date: 02/08/2007 12:10:16 PM

 Want to start to look for privies in and around Pulaski, Tenn. Can you give me some tips on how to get started? Thanks!

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From: Dennis Dato

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sanyo bottle

Date: 02/08/2007 1:21:00 PM

 Hi, I have a Sanyo bottle and would like to know if it is a keeper or not? It looks like a screw top on.... something like your Underwoods Ink bottle top. On the mouth of the bottle the seam goes over the top. It is round in shape. Also has a embossed design .... something like our peace symbol with SANYO under it. The color looks amber. It has a chip on the bottom of the bottle. The height is about 9-3/4 inches. Also, on the bottom there are Japanese writing symbols with a smooth base and a embossing rim. There are three embossing of Japanese writing symbols on the back of the bottle. I am not a bottle collector so I would hate to toss it out if it is rare. Attach are some pictures that I took of the bottle. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you

My guess is Soy Sauce... here is what I think is the company details THE SANYO CO., 516 Pacific Block, Seattle. U—Established 1909. Telephone: Elliott 691. Cable address: "Sanyo, Seattle." Codes: ABC 5th, W. U., Bentley's. Own House: The Sanyo Company, 7 Uonotana, Kobe. Japan. Exports: Iron and steel bars, wire and horse shoe nails, pipes, wire, marine tools, paper of all kinds, furnishing goods. Imports: Cotton duck, drills, crépes and other manufactures of cotton, shell and horn buttons, brushes of all kinds, nuts, oranges and other agricultural products.
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From: Sam H.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 02/08/2007 1:57:40 PM

 how ya doing? i have a soda bottle that is 9in tall smooth bottom and says harpers ferry bottling wrk on it. it is 7 ozs . can you tell me roughly the age and value? thanks sam

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From: BARRY BAKER ELLSOUT

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 02/08/2007 3:00:04 PM

To whom it may concern, i have an old listerine bottle that came out of my grandparents home. the bottle is approximately 4 inches tall from top to bottom. It is clear green glass that has bubbles inside the glass. It has a matching glass stopper, and the front of the bottle has a ship with masts etched on it, with the word listerine etched under it. The lettering looks like it was made by hand. Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. It is a keepsake. Thank you in advance sincerely s baker [...]

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From: Russell & Peggy Thielman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Help me identify this bottle

Date: 09/21/2005 1:01:09 PM

 Hi Digger Can you shed some light on this bottle? What's the history, and is it of any value. Many thanks Russell Thielman

 

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From: Miles Van Tassel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey bottle with leather cover.

Date: 02/08/2007 9:04:30 PM

 I have a whiskey bottle with a leather cover. It is old enough that the leather has dried out and is in bad shape. It is from Lookout Mt, TN, as written on the bottom. It has a poem of You're Drunk, By Gosh. It has a screw top. I think this is rare because of the leather cover. I don't think I will be able to pay off the house with its value, but if the offer comes up I'll take it. What do you think the value is?

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From: Tandmmcsm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 02/09/2007 8:37:40 AM

I have a unopened bottle of 1958 Seagram vo Canadian club whisky and I wanted to know if it had any value and if so how much

-From: Loftin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old glass bottles

Date: 02/10/2007 9:48:45 AM

I have found an E.S. Leadbeater & Sons Lemon Extract bottle, with a cork stopper. I have figured out it was made between 1892 and 1903 by doing some research on line from Alexandria, Virginia about the Lead beater company. However, I can not find anywhere how much it would be worth. Do you still answer questions about old glass bottles? Thanks Lora : )

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From: ashley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ceramic whiskey decanters

Date: 02/10/2007 12:26:57 PM

Hello, I have several antique whiskey decanters can you steer me to a buyer?

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From: Trblncolo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question on a bottle

Date: 02/10/2007 1:22:33 PM

Hello: I came across your site, and I saw that another couple had dug up a bottle just like mine. I live in Colorado, and my neighbor gave me this bottle. His aunt had this in her house when she passed away. My neighbor is 90 years old. He gave this to me recently, and I was wondering what it had in it, and if it indeed had any value to it. On the front along the bottom it says: LIQUOR BOTTLE NAVIP BEOGRAD YUGOSLAVIA. It looks like an apple in the middle, but I could be mistaken. I have enclosed a picture of the cap. It says NAVIP 1848.G. On the back of the bottle it states from bottom to all the way around: FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE There are no cracks or chips in the bottle. Thank you, Beckie E. Ciao, Beckie

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From: Brenda L

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: marine jug

Date: 02/10/2007 1:34:41 PM

Hello I have a marine jug with the Bluenose and the captain on the jug it was made in 1907. It was made at the Larkin Soap Company buggalo Pottery, Buffalo New York. Would you be able to tell me the appraisal of this jug? The jug is in excellent condition, or give me some information on this jug. Any information would help. Thank You Brenda L

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From: Larry

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 2 old bottles

Date: 02/10/2007 5:45:17 PM

 I have two bottles that were given to me about 25 years ago. one is 11'tall and one is 11 1/4" tall. both are light green in color and the bottle necks are 3 1/2" long. both are very oval at the base and cannot be stood up. the circumference at the body of the bottles are 15". there are no seams for either one. there are small bubbles in the glass and i would say the closest the tops come too is sloping. i have looked at pictures on the internet for antique bottles and have not seen them. about 10 years ago we had a couple reps from butterfield in town and i showed them to the reps and they thought perhaps they came over in ships with straw around them and used as drinking water or perhaps wine. they did not know the value but thought perhaps pre1840.they were found on the northern california coast. any ideas? sorry but i don't have pictures of them. both have slight cracks at the to of the necks, otherwise they are in great condition

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From: SRV88m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: what is going on?

Date: 02/10/2007 1:14:01 PM

 Hi, I stumbled upon your website and wanted to ask about three bottles we have found in the last year while remodeling our house. They were all found outside, buried. One is tiny, clear glass with a ridged top as if a cap went on and it says The Bayer Company Inc. It is approximately 2.5 inches tall. The second is about 5.0 inches tall, again with the ridged top, clear glass and says Jocur surrounded by what looks like a triangle. The last one is about 4.5 inches tall, same ridged top, clear glass and says Jergens Lotion. Can you shed any light? Thanks Susan

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From: Yvonne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Keystone Bottling Works

Date: 02/10/2007 9:14:04 PM

 I found a bottle marked Keystone Bottling Works, Harrisburg, PA. The word "registered" is on the back of the bottle. It has the Keystone emblem with a "Y" over a "B" near the neck of the bottle. It also has a "Y" on the bottom. The color is a very pale green and has numerous air bubbles in the glass. Do you have any information about such a bottle? If not, where do you suggest I search? Thank you for your help. Yvonne

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From: BVBOND

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Rainier Beer Bottle

Date: 02/10/2007 8:47:49 PM

 Hi, I believe I have a very old bottle, miniature. It is labeled in the amber glass, Rainier Beer Seattle USA on one side, with a partial printed label on the other side for Seattle. I have enclosed pictures for you to see. The top appears to have an applied taper. It is 5 1/4 " high and 1 1/4" at the base. The cork is still in placed though has a few nicks in it. Part of the original seal ? covering on the top of the bottle appears to be there as seen in the pictures. The greatest part of all is the seal is completely intact with beer still in the bottle. It actually is pretty cool to look at, but I feel definitely belongs with a collector who will appreciate its beauty and value. I would appreciate any help you could give me with regards to its value and to selling the bottle. Thanks so much, BVBond.

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From: jocelyn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: round bottom bottle

Date: 02/11/2007 10:17:27 AM

Hello, This bottle was found in the Ottawa River just off Cholera Wharf near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It has what appears to be a beaver on it. Can you tell me what it is? Sincerely, Jocelyn

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From: JOLENE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02/11/2007 4:45:41 PM

 i bought a house built in the 1900s found a bottle with raised lettering that read undertaker supply co. wondering if there was any value to this bottle . thanks

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From: ts french

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02/11/2007 4:40:56 PM

 "Codd's Patent Bottle" "Extra Strong Glass" "Darwin" - Darwin is within a heart and three embossed stars at the bottom of the bottle. hi digger, if you have any info on this, let me know. or post my e-mail address on your site so anyone that knows this bottle's history can e-mail me. 

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From: Karclaym

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 02/11/2007 2:33:57 PM

 hi i found a orange crush bottle it says in raised letters pat july 20 1920 6oz bottle bottom has new bern nc. i found this digging out a basement plus many other bottles the crush bottle has me thinking. thank you

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From: Tundi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle id

Date: 02/11/2007 8:16:52 PM

 My daughter found this bottle today on the banks of the C&O Canal. I dont think it's particularly old or valuable, but it is unlike any glass soda bottle I've seen. The markings on the bottom say Washington DC (where we found it, so not surprising) and on the side just above the bottom rim: PATENT PENDING and MIN CONTENTS 8 FL OZ. Can you tell us what it is, to satisfy an 8 year old's curiosity? Many thanks, Tundi Spring

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From: GMPOTEm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 02/11/2007 3:50:58 PM

 Hi, My name is Greg. I while back I found a bottle and have been wondering what type it is and if it is worth anything. All the research I have done has not led me anywhere. The bottle color is kind of between a Ice Blue and Light Cobalt color. It has the embossed word "Bourjois" on it and it also has what looks like the number 3 embossed on it, both on the bottom. I measured it and it was about 5" tall with the lid. I checked to see what kind of lip has and it looked similar to the Pinched Pour Lip but it wasn't exact. The top is like a perforated pop top. The only damage it has is there is a small almost miniscule chip at the very base, I almost didn't notice it because it looked like an air bubble at first. I have not cleaned it yet and it has what looks like a white powdery residue. If you could help me figure out what type of bottle this is and if it is worth anything I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks again for your time. Greg

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From: Orville and Lisa

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Quaker one quart whisky bottle

Date: 02/11/2007 9:12:43 PM

            I have a bottle described in a few of your previous questions. This one is a 1 qt. Old Quaker bottle with the raised quaker/wheat relief. It has no paper label on the back but a raised line border where the label used to be. On the bottom it has M-32858A, LOU-D-2 and a 67 and 63 on either side of a symbol of and anchor with and H on it. It does have a black screw-on aluminum cap. Question is what is the age area of the bottle and any value estimate? thanks

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From: Julie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hey

Date: 02/11/2007 11:35:25 PM

 -- hey i have a few bottles unfortunately i cant get a picture of them on here but i will describe them the best i can first i have a clear bottle that says "Thos G Carroll & son Co" "Baltimore MD" it has a few stains but i currently working on them. second I have a green "citrate of magnesia" bottle its about 8 inches tall think its a cork or plug bottle. Then i have a baking soda bottle round 4 inches with 2 dots on the bottom. and i have a few bottle with federal law forbids the sale or re-use of this bottle. i was wondering what this means. I was wondering how much each of these are worth and maybe some tips on cleaning them. thank you for your assistance

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From: Norm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 02/11/2007 11:47:02 PM

 found pottery type bottle - bottom 3/4 is tan. top 1/4 is blue. embossed with name "hancock & melvin's beer" condition seems to be perfect.

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From: B Sunt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wishes about a bottle

Date: 02/12/2007 12:05:58 AM

Hello- If you have any time can you give me any information about a crystal decanter, 14" tall engraved and gold filled with the words Grommes & Ulrich? Underneath the maker name is also etched and filled with The National Club. I think it is a bourbon but can't tell it's age and do not know the approximate value. The stopper is round and faceted. The bottle has a long thin neck with a round body, flat bottom. It is very heavy. There are no flaws or chips of any kind and the lettering is very strong. Sorry but I have no camera. The piece was my dad's and he lived in Connecticut. Thank you, in advance for your consideration.

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From: arac3o.net

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bolla bottle 2-11-07

Date: 02/12/2007 12:09:14 AM

 Dear Mr. Odell, I found an old flat emerald green Bolla Bottle with DF BREV. R. written on the front of the bottle. if you can send me some information on the age--rarity and value of the bottle, i would appreciate it. thank you for your time, THANK YOU AGAIN ANGIE.

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From: Wheeldude

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bourjois Bottle

Date: 02/12/2007 1:43:11 PM

 Hi, A little while back I was searching under our old barn in our backyard when I came across a bottle. I know nothing about bottles except from watching television and looking at your site. It is about 5" tall and kind of an oval shaped base. The color is sort of a ice blue/light cobalt. It has the embossed word "Bourjois" on it followed by a "3" in the edge of the bottom. The lip closely resembles a Pinched Pour Lip but it is not exact. It also came with the lid still on. It looks like its a perforated lid that you would use on some kind of a powder bottle. Its in pretty good shape with just a very tiny nick right on the edge of the bottom. At first I thought it was just an air bubble. If you could possibly help me date and even put a price on it I would greatly appreciate it. For more information you can contact me here at this email. Thanks again, Greg

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From: chili

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: kickapoo medicine bottle

Date: 02/12/2007 7:02:05 PM

 would a genuine Kickapoo oil 1890 bottle have only "Kickapoo Indian" without "Healy and Bigelow? tooled collared top..5 3/8 in. , mold blown , Aqua supposedly had opium as an ingredient?? cylinder shape thanks chili

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From: Bill

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 2 bottles

Date: 02/12/2007 10:03:40 PM

 I HAVE A ZETZ BOTTLE KING SIZE WITH VICKSBURG MS. ON THE BOTTOM. 2 ND BOTTLE IS A RITCHEY'S BETTER BEVERAGES FROM CLARKSDALE & INDIANOLA BUT HAS NO STATE BUT FOUND IN MS. I THANK FOR ANY HELP WITH THESE BOTTLES. BILL

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From: lethom

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gasogene

Date: 02/12/2007 10:51:20 PM

 Hi, I am writing to ask permission to use your image of a gasogene under the title "Campbell English Patent 1905." I would like to use it to accompany a reference endnote regarding a Sherlock Holmes story. The image would be displayed at approximately 1" x 1.5" inches within a PDF document. I found the image at this link on your web site: http://www.bottlebooks.com/Siphons/mixing_it_up.htm Your consideration is greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Larry

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From: Lacey3839m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Smirnoff bottle

Date: 02/12/2007 11:45:11 PM

 Digger, I have a Smirnoff's bottle I got 10 years ago. It's shaped like a soldier. Can you tell me anything else about this bottle? I haven't ever seen another on like it. Thanks lacey

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From: RAnder7416m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 02/13/2007 7:55:22 AM

I am interested in the Dr.Westers Balsam of Wild Cherry Bottle or any bottles from John D. Park Co. Please let me know of the availability. Thanks.

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From: Brenda arte

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: My Blob Tops

Date: 02/13/2007 1:38:08 PM

 Digger, I have Three Blob Tops. The Clear one I Know is a Hutchenson Gem City & a beautiful specimen at that. I was offered $80.00 for it & need your input on the offer. The Aqua one I have no idea? I can't find the maker . The Bottle just has a L on the bottom & its face has: JOHN LORENZ NASHVILLE ILLS. It has a small chip on the bottom edge. The last bottle was found in a creek so I think Maybe that is why it is not clear. Face says B BISCHOFF COLLINSVILLE ILL Bottom : SB & G Co. Any Idea on values? Thanks for your time, Brenda

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From: Wkd730m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 02/13/2007 9:19:06 AM

Dear Digger, this is gonna sound weird, so here it goes. I recently came upon your website after I found a bottle in the woods and tried to look it up. Turned out to be nothing special, but I found it and it was a pretty green, ever interested in bottles, have some handmedowns of my mothers. Then shortly afterward I saw a show on tv about digging up old outhouses to find bottles, interesting. Some more thought about all that and...I remembered that as a kid (50 or so years ago) my mother and sibs and I would go into the woods where there had been a town that had been moved in the late 1800's, and we had found the old town dump and my mother (much to our dismay) would poke around and pull out the occasional artifact, including bottles. The property is owned by the city of New York as part of its watershed, and remains (I think) undeveloped. The original village had been moved to accommodate flooding of the area to form reservoirs for New York City. I am not personally interested in going there, but wonder if you are. I'm pretty sure I could find the old dump, actually a good part of the old village never did go underwater, and we were able to discern some roads and find old foundations too, I'm sure however, that the intervening 50 or years has changed things some. I would happily tell you all I know or remember if you are interested. Let me know. Sincerely, Wendy

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From: JLDUGGANSm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: can not find patent # listing

Date: 02/13/2007 10:15:01 AM

found a bottle in the woods it has a patent # des 184991 I am trying to find out how old it is and its value can you help me . thank you

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From: Timothy R

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: McLOUD&JANES Syracuse, N.Y.

Date: 02/13/2007 7:52:01 PM

 Digger, I found a bottle that is 11.75in. high and 3.5in. wide at base. The bottle is round in aqua color. Embossed on the front is McLOUD&JANES Syracuse, N.Y.. The bottom has C&CO over top of a X with LIM under it. The seems on the side stop about 3 inches down from top. The top looks to be added on and machined to shape it. There's some bubbles in the glass with one about 1/2inch around. The neck looks to have a twist in the glass the way the bubbles are going. I think I traced the bottle manufacture to Cunningham&Co. Pittsburgh, P.A. sometime between 1886-1903??? But I can't find out anything about McLOUD&JANES or what the bottle contained. I also have the cork but the metal closure is rusted of it and there's some rust stains around the neck where it was attached. Any info would be helpful. Thank You Tim

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From: Nila

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 02/13/2007 5:57:47 PM

 Hi, I have a bottle and was wondering what the value and approximate date might be. It is an aqua, octagon, bottle 5 inches tall. It is embossed U.S. Navy on one side and Pepper on the other. At one time a bottle collector told me he thought it might date back to the Civil War, but he wasn't not sure. Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Clinton

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From: dawn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle of stone with one wish

Date: 02/13/2007 7:36:52 PM

I want to apologize first, I am not good with bottles or computers. So if there is a miss understanding it just might be cause of me. I got this bottle from a home that was built in Pennsylvania during the 1800's , an area that was started for coal mining. I keep the bottle because it was different , (I like things that are one of a kind. ) But I always wondered what story the bottle holds. I ended up with a computer and I started to search to see what I can find but I keep coming up empty like the bottle. I hope the pictures are a big help. The bottle is 12" tall and 11" round plus 3 1/2 " wide at the bottom. I did find out during the 1871 - 1945 that Germany was refer to Deutsches Reich, so I am thinking that's why on the bottle it says Deutschland. It also says Rhensa. Rhem and at the very top, It has written Mineralbrunnea, But in front of that there is a word that I can't really make out I think it reads ( Rhenser) I know the (ser) is right. All of the writing is stamp in the bottle and the bottle is heavy. You can see on that back that it is made out of some sort of stone but also it may of had a handle at one point of time. On the back it has a stamp N0 3 . I am already thinking the bottle is at least from the 1940's or later. I would like to narrow it down a little more, so I can learn what stories it has. (You know it will have a good one to tell.) If you can help that would be great and very much appreciated. I do thank you for anything you can come up with. I am not looking for anything out of the bottle. Just the genie that can tell the story or let me know where to go. Again THANK YOU!

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From: Steve

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Black figurine bear bottle

Date: 02/13/2007 11:24:13 PM

My sister has a black figurine bear bottle, about 12 in. high. It has a small paper label that states: Smirnoff kummel, distilled by authority of the czar, Moscow, ect. (not exact wording) It looks like a three piece mould with an applied top. Are you familiar with this bottle. How much might I expect to sell it for? Thanks Steve

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From: Beverly

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Molasses Jug

Date: 02/14/2007 2:39:07 PM

 About 35 years ago my husband found a crock jug under an old house he was exterminating. The jug reads "Acker Finley & Co." in a blue seal on the front of the jug Within the blue seal it also says Absolute Reliability. There is part of a sticker on the side of the jug that says Acker Brand NEW ORLEANS MOLASSES. It also says Acker's H.G. (Registered) on the front of the jug. Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your assistance.

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From: Janat

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: George Washington head bottle blue

Date: 02/14/2007 2:47:19 PM

Sir: We were given a Wheaton George Washington blue head glass bottle that includes: First in War, First in Peace, Genl. G. Washington. We were curious as to the original contents of this item. Do you know? Thank you, Janat  TX

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From: geogirl419com

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: request for info on green jeannie bottle

Date: 02/14/2007 5:06:29 PM

Date: 18-10-2004 Hello, I am researching an old whiskey bottle that was given to me. It is very distinctive as it looks just like the genie bottle from "I Dream of Jeannie". It is brownish glass. On the bottom it has 3 lines: first line D-334, second line 119 64; third line 8. Maybe it was distributed in the 60's when the show was popular. Any insight is appreciated. Thank you, Mary Jane , RN Do you have any idea of what type of bottle this is or if it is worth anything?

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From: Wayne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 02/14/2007 6:47:33 PM

 I found an old carbonated soda type bottle recently. the bottler was National Fruit Flavor Company, Inc located (as stated on the bottle) New Orleans, USA The name on the bottle was Squeeze and it didn't specify what the flavor was. There is a picture of the back of a couple, sitting on a bench and the male has his arm around the lady. Any way to determine what the bottling date might be? Thank you in advance. Wayne

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From: nick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Furst-mcness bottle that is still sealed with pics.

Date: 02/14/2007 8:57:58 PM

 I have a full unopened bottle from this company with the label still partially attached. It appears to have the iron-mold ( i think that is the term) type bottom, it is rough at the edge. It stands at around 8 inches in height and is clear glass with raised lettering on the back of the bottle only. It has a almost wood-looking covering over the cork area (or whatever lies under there) with a metal ring holding said cover down and secure. It has on the label "net content 7 fl.oz." and it says " a pleasant and effective remedy for chills, malaria, dumb and third day chills, ague, remittent fever, billious fever, liver complaint, and jaundice....followed by dosing instructions and something about taking a laxative if needed to let bowels move freely. liquid inside is almost like old motor oil! Lastly, it has at the top of the label a red seal with company name and the RX motar with a blue ribbon coming from both sides of that seal. I am lost....please help. I would love to know what this holds and the value if any......thanks!

 

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From: Beth

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle value question

Date: 02/14/2007 10:05:44 PM

 Hi, I was searching the internet to find information on a bottle my father has and I found the following question listed on your website....this matches the bottle I have, except the Federal Law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle is not on the bottle I have: "While closing out my in-laws estate, I found a bottle that I would like to know about. I'm curious about the kind of bottle, possible kerosene or medical, I think because of the writing. It's 12 inches tall, clear glass, approximately 6.5 inches thick, rounded on the sides with ridges going down each side, smooth (5 inches) down the front and back. rounds up at top to form a 1 and 3/8 inch tall spout with a glass handle on each side. It appears to have had a screw-on type lid. One side has ONE GALLON written on it and the other side has FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE. On the bottom at one end is DES.PAT.87834 and in the middle is a 1 and 3/8 inch circle with D201 with 64-9 under it. Beside this circle is an oblong "circle" with a 1 in it and an elongated diamond going through it. Sorry. I can't send a picture. Thanks for any information you can give me" What was this used for and what is the value? Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Beth-

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From: Ricky

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02/14/2007 11:43:18 PM

 we have a round cork top whiskey bottle we would like to know the value of. it has DICKEL 1870 Tennessee sour mash whiskey on it, the body has some embossing and the neck is fluted. it also has TENNESSEE embossed on the body.

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From: Michael

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: henry clay 16yr, joseph finch 15yr

Date: 02/15/2007 3:00:58 AM

I am trying to locate bottles of the Henry Clay 16yr old and or Joseph Finch 15 yr old, I have 1 bottle of the Joseph Finch (almost gone now) and would like to obtain another Joseph and a Henry Clay. Do you have a line on these or know any collectors they may want to sell? My Dad turned me on to bourbon a number of years ago and I was lucky to buy a bottle of the Joseph Finch 2 yrs ago. It became one of my favorites. My Dad's 80th birthday is coming up and I would love to buy a bottle for him. Any help you can give me in my search would be appreciated. Michael

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From: Lindy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: raw Glass?

Date: 02/15/2007 10:56:45 AM

HI I'm from Ontario and have a couple questions. First being I have a chunk of raw bluish green glass The information I found out about it was from a man that actually used to work for a company that made it. When the old cobalt machines would break down they would have to wait for the glass to return to solid form before they would pick axe it out to fix the machine. The piece I have is about 6 inches wide by 6 inches tall by 4 inches deep. I've been looking for ages trying to find another piece but to no avail have I been able to. Could you tell me what it may be worth and where I may be able to find more? The second question is relatively quick...I have a Genuine PHILLIPS milk of magnesia bottle about 7 inches tall blue in colour with Made in Canada printed on the bottom. No lid for it either. Is it worth me keeping it? Thank-you for your time Lindy

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From: Behner Funeral Home & Crematory

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: melting bottles

Date: 02/15/2007 11:19:10 AM

Hello, I am trying to learn how to melt glass bottles down flat lengthwise. Appreciate any help or info! Barbara

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From: , Bob

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: FW: Old Bottle that was given to my Dad

Date: 02/15/2007 4:04:15 PM

 Robert S. From: Conrad, Bob

Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2007 5:05 PM

To: 'jaok20@bottlebooks.com'

Subject: Old Bottle that was given to my Dad This bottle was given to my Dad a long time ago and has sat on the back of his bar. I inhered the bottle and wanted to know if it had any value. Also the history of it would really be interesting. I attached the pictures. The bottle measures 5" in Diameter and 21.5" high. It states on the Bottle that it's One Gallon. Robert S.

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From: SYDONIA

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coca cola bottles

Date: 02/16/2007 10:15:56 AM

Hi, I have 2 coca cola bottles and have not been able to find out any information. The bottles are both clear, The first bottle had raised block lettering in the middle reading Morgan, net line Coca Cola Bottling, the Fort Morgan Colo, the bottom had a large raised M. The second bottle is ribbed 7oz, Just below the ribbing says Property of coca cola bottling, Patent Pending. Thanking you in advance for any information, Thanks Sydonia

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From: LYDIA170m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: value of unopened whiskey

Date: 02/16/2007 5:48:49 AM

Dear Digger, I have a bottle of Seagram's V.O. (a fifth) 86.8 proof from 1950 with a canadian tax stamp. Does it have any value? Lydia H.

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From: Rtharpesm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 02/16/2007 9:08:19 AM

I have an old clear glass bottle. On the sides: Dr W. B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, Monticello, Illinois, bottom has: circle with P inside and 6 with dot on top, or 9 with dot on bottom. Please advise approx age and value. Thank You, Rosemary

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From: Mark

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: H RICKETTS Bottles Bristol

Date: 02/16/2007 7:49:21 PM

 I have in my possession several bottles made by "H RICKETTS BRISTOL" These bottles are in excellent condition. Please advise of estimated values. Thanks! Mark

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From: Donna

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: DIGGER, I HAVE A BOTTLE THAT IS OLD, AND SAYS IN EMBOSSED LARGE LETTERS MELLINS INFANTS FOOD-LONDON

Date: 02/18/2007 3:02:42 AM

DEAR DIGGER: THERE IS A NUMBER EMBOSSED ON THE BOTTOM OF THIS BOTTLE IT IS 7982 , IT IS A MOLDED BOTTLE, THERE IS A LINE FOR THE MOLD ON SIDE, AND STOPS BELOW THE TOP OF THE BOTTLE, IT IS KIND OF A LIGHT GREEN, VERY LIGHT. I WAS TOLD IT WAS 1870'S, BUT, WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT TO PRICE IT, TO SELL? AND GIVE ME A LIST OF BOOKS YOU HAVE TO SELL ON PRICES FOR BOTTLES, THANKS, DONNA

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From: peggy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: need help

Date: 02/17/2007 9:49:56 AM

i have a jug what it looks like is a crock jug. i have had several old timers look at this bottle and try to tell me what it might be. so many ideas that now i wonder what it really is. it height is the same as a wine bottle, measures around as a wine bottle. has a handle as an old crock jug but its slinder. cork top with cork in it. on the out side of the mouth it has like a metal crimped around it. the jug it self feels like steel, but looks like brown or rusty crock. the bottom of the jug is wood about 3/4 inch thick you can see the wood grains in circle. the cork has a metal loop in it. one old timer said it carried liquids for the med hospital in the civil war. i dont have a dig, camera but i have a friend that does maybe he will take pictures and email them to you. .if you need pictures. thank you

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From: John

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: new at this..several bottles dug out of st jo. river bed in 1972, south bend, indiana

Date: 02/17/2007 3:59:11 PM

 (1) clear glass, . 4" tall, edison battery oil, , bloomfield, n.j. thomas cl. edison signature on side?(2) darkbrown glass, 6" tall, screw top, "godefroy, st.louis, mo..2 fluid ounces.. expansion air chamber, full/point scale" has pat # on bottom? (3) clear glass, 4" tall.. rubifoam for the teeth, put up by e.w hoyt& co. lowell, mass.. (not a label. embossed inthe glass)????cle (4) clear glass, 7"tall... betty jane nurser.. it tilts, national baby products, denver colo, scale on back side, 1 thru 8 ozs (5) simi green glass, 9"tall dr, w.b. caldwell's syrup pepsin, monticello, illinois, pepsin syrup company on side (6) simi green61/2" tall "dr.d. jayne's tonic vermifuce, made i usa, , philadelphia (on side) (7) clear glass 5"tall, mc.cormick&co.baltimore (8) clear glass8"tall, lydia e pinkhams, medicine 14, 1/2 oz (9) brown glass, 41/2" tall, 'burnetts' on both sides of bottle...bottom has symbol of anchor?also l-663

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From: mary wasylyniuk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jim Bean decanter

Date: 02/17/2007 4:01:40 PM

 Hi Digger. I picked up a decanter and would like to know a little bit more about it. It is a Jim Bean and has a sticker on it that says Ducks Unlimited Green-Winger Teal. The sticker says North America's pioneer waterfowl conservation organization. For over 40 years, D.U. has been working to develop habitat, that our North American wildlife might always have "room to live." It has a male duck with his wings spread out and the female has her beak in the water. On the front is engraved Ducks Unlimted on the bottom is the following Creation of James B.Beam Distilling Co. KY-DRB-230 Genuine Regal China 1981 C. Miller Regal China Corporation 145 Liquor Bottle. It has no paint of it or no chips or cracks etc. It is in wonderful condition. I would like to know the rarity of this bottle and also the value of it and anything else you can tell me. Thank you Digger. Mary

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From: Persimmoncfm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: can you tell me the value ?

Date: 02/17/2007 1:42:44 PM

 I have a bottle that I found today and was wondering what type of bottle it is and how much it is worth it is about a 3 in. clear cork bottle with seems that stop about an inch from the top It has raised print that says L.&C.F.Vogel Baltimore, Maryland thanks, Sam

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From: Persimmoncfm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: can you tell me a price

Date: 02/17/2007 1:48:39 PM

 I have a brown whiskey bottle from a old house site the lettering is raised and it says The Duffy Malt Whiskey company Rochester, NY .Also on the bottom it says patd aug 24, 1886 Thanks , sam

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From: Sue

To: Sue llsout, jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: sue ( Atlanta)

Date: 02/17/2007 7:58:02 PM

 HI, one of my customers brought me a bottle of Hoyt's Cologne. It has a label that says The original 1868 on it, but at the bottom right corner it has the letters S.D.A. Tenn 519 also the half mooned E with a circle around it. On the bottom is the circle with the M in it and a - mark beside it. This as you can see, is almost completely full. This item was in a old barbershop that was being sold . the bottle was way back in a cupboard. I heard that the owner would order his usual supplies and would also keep one extra in the back cupboard so that he always had one for his collection. If you could send me any info on this I would appreciate it. I would like to know the age and the value. Thanks so much Sue

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From: Robyn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What is this bottle?

Date: 02/17/2007 8:00:04 PM

 Hi, I was just wondering if you could tell me what this bottle was. My grandmother found it on St. Simons Island, GA near The Bloody Marsh in the marsh, around 40 years ago. The white stuff on it is shells. The only markings are 726 on the bottom. It has air bubbles in the glass, and the glass appears to be light green. It is a cork bottle. Thank you, Ricky

 

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From: Rachel T.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: amber bottle

Date: 02/17/2007 10:30:03 PM

 I was wondering if you could give me any information on a bottle I found at my house. It is about 4 inches tall, amber colored, and on the bottom there is a spade symbol and the letters PIQUE. There is a seam and I believe it originally had a screw on cap. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

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From: Patsy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ayers Sarsaparilla bottle?

Date: 02/17/2007 11:05:13 PM

 Dear Digger, several years ago I bought at a yard sale for about 25 cents, a bottle just because it had the name "Ayers" on it. My great grandmother was an Ayers, and I thought it was kind of neat to see a bottle with this name on it. I didn't have a clue about the bottle or the maker, but since have found out that the bottle may be worth more than 25 cents. It is a clear bottle, On the front it states "Ayers", on the back it states "Lowell Mass. U.S.A." On one side it states "Sarsaparilla", on the other side it states Compound EXT. On the bottom it states "P13". Basically, it is a very clean bottle, no chips or cracks, you can see the small air bubbles in the glass that I presume is normal for that time period. I was curious how a bottle made in Mass. ended up in FL, but the yard seller didn't have a clue as none of her family was from Mass. She knew nothing about the bottle except her parents had it and she was selling off their things as one parent had died, the other was going to live with her. Now, to my big question, is my bottle worth more than the 25 cents I paid for it? If so, I will take it off the shelf, and put it where my cats cannot knock it off and break it. side note: My Ayers may be descended from a John Ayers and Hannah Evered who settled in Mass in the early 1600's but by the late 1600's my branch were already in VA and stay south ever since. Thank you very much for any help or advice. Patsy Ford

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From: Jodi izo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Field Birds

Date: 02/17/2007 11:25:14 PM

 Would like to know the value of a set of Field Birds whiskey bottles. Bottles are in excellent shape, have never had the seals broken, has tags but do not have the boxes. Thanks you................Jodi

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From: CACHEITm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Enclosed Goodwill Bottle find

Date: 02/17/2007 6:57:23 PM

 Hi, I am trying to find out what it may have been. This bottle is completely round with no label, and a plain four sided diamond type stamp on its bottom. Just under 12" high with a Stuck stopper-how can I get it loose. Thank you for any input. Kurt......Colorado.

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From: Tammy Cofey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ANTIQUE BOTTLE!

Date: 02/18/2007 11:38:38 AM.

Dear Sir: My uncle found a bottle in his backyard with the name GEO. Jones Fonda N.Y. on it. I know the bottle is from the 1860s-1880s. In one of the bottles there is a cork. On the back of the bottle is a trademark symbol. It has a J overlapping a G with a belt tied around it in a circle. If you could , please, tell me what the bottle had in it and what it was used for. Thanks a lot! Tammy ( East Greenbush N.Y.)

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From: Kimberli

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Soda Bottle Gainesville Florida

Date: 02/18/2007 4:41:49 PM

 Hi Digger, I was wondering if you could help me w/some information about a bottle we found this weekend. We found it on the edge of Orange Lake in Evinston, Florida. It is a broken, clear bottle. The dimensions are: Outside diameter: 2 1/4 inch Inside diameter: 1 1/2 inch Thickness: 1/4 inch Height: unknown since broken but estimate no taller than 6 inches tall. Volume: Text reads "Full Half Pint" Glass texture: Stippled w/ raised horizontal lines and smaller raised vertical lines (sort of like a barrel). Inscription on Glass: Streng (I assume STRENGTH) Sugar Beverage Bottom has the words... "GAINESVILE FLA" arranged in a circle and a "9" and "6" on either side of a symbol that looks like an oval w/ a diamond on top. Shape: Mostly cylindrical but w/ a slight constriction at about 3 inches high. Since it says FLA instead of FL I assume it's older than when that was changed around 1987. Also, most beverages were not labeled as "SUGAR" beverages except for in the 50's or 60's. What do you thin about how old it is and what company may have bottled it? Thanks for any help you can offer. My 2 sons (age 5and 8) insisted we keep it and find out whether it was "old and valuable". Thanks, Kim , Gainesville, FL

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From: Gary

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old clorox bottle

Date: 02/18/2007 5:56:12 PM

 hello, I recently found a clorox bottle , brown in color, cork top, has clorox in a diamond on bottom , and REG US PAT OFF also on bottom the cork top really stands out , just wondering if you had any info on this, also I been finding many of other old cork bottles its starting to be a new hobby for me and my daughter. thank you gary t

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From: PRH625m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 02/18/2007 2:31:15 PM

 I have an old Hoyt's .10 cologne bottle . How much is it worth? The bottle is empty.

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From: jennifer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: identifing an outhouse on a sanborn map

Date: 02/18/2007 8:30:36 PM

 We are new to this hobby and we were told the best way to find old outhouse locations was to use a sanborn map. We were able to locate plenty of maps but none have a designation for an outhouse. There is how ever a small box in the far corner on most property's showing an ( X / ) in the middle of the box, is this the location we need to look for? Thanks

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From: DIANA GERALD

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Canning JAR

Date: 02/18/2007 8:34:31 PM

 HI - Just purchased a canning jar at a flea market. We cannot find anything on it. It is a bail-type jar, not ground lip, aqua color and in a circle on the front is F & S and under the circle is C 3, on the bottom is CH6. Perfect condition - do you have any information about this canning jar. Thanks much - Diana

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From: Andrea

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. J. Hostetter's Stomach Bitter Bottle

Date: 02/18/2007 9:35:13 PM

 Hello, I've recently listed this bottle on ebay. I've seen these bottles up to $300. What is the difference? Please see the attached pix. The bottom is hard to describe, but has a #3 then a sideways diamond over top of an oval O then a #2. It also has a #39 underneath that. Also, mine says Dr. J. Hostetter's "Stomachic" Bitters (Not Stomach). There is a line under the Capital R in DR. I'm confused. Thank you, Andrea Germantown, OH

 

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From: Whitetower78m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have a few bottles.

Date: 02/18/2007 5:02:16 PM

 Hi, I found your information today. I found two soda bottles in a low tide pond recently. Could you tell me if there is any history or value to these bottles. I would also like to know the age as well. Thank you for any of your thoughts about these bottles. I also have two other bottles that I found a year ago at the same pond. Thank you again. Paul

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From: dorothy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Invitation to view dorothy's album - liquor bottles

Date: 02/19/2007 1:15:59 AM

Hi, I was hoping that you would know if these Jim Beam bottles are of any value. They are still sealed and still have whiskey inside. I have photographed the back as well, and in the lower left corner you can see that they say 23k gold. thanks for your time in checking these out. Sincerely, Dorothy  Attachment N1: picasaweblogo-en_US.gif Attachment N2: email.jpg

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From: LAURENCE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ANISETTE

Date: 02/19/2007 11:33:41 AM

 I have an unopened bottle of marie brizard et roger anisette that i bought from the u.s. Navy mess (still has the tag with a number) when i was on a reserve cruise back in 1964. We were able to purchase a gallon of liquor and bring it into the states without duty. I was just wondering if this is worth anything now or should i dump it down the drain. There appears to be some kind of sediment at the bottom of the bottle, just a small amount. Not sure what it is. I think it's called mother. And the color of the liquid is a light red. I think it was clear when i first bought it. I appreciate your time answering my question. Thank you larry

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From: Raoul

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cruet

Date: 02/19/2007 1:11:30 PM

 Hi I have a clear glass cruet about8 inches high , marked Horne DesignRec'd1932 .Can you tell me if it has any value to a collector. Thanks

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From: MWROBEARm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Chill King Memphis Tenn

Date: 02/19/2007 10:54:45 AM

Hello Digger Odell, I have an aqua blue bottle about 6 " tall, with the body 3 3/4" tall x 3" wide x 2" deep, with the neck about 2 1/8" tall. It is embossed with CHILLKING MEMPHIS TENN. Have not been able to find information on it, can you help me. Thank you, Mark

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From: Betty

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jug

Date: 02/19/2007 6:12:44 PM

 I'm trying to find out about a jug we have that belonged to my husband's parents.. The top of the jug is dark dark brown and the middle of the jug is lighter brown with a railroad scene on one side and what appears to be a buckboard, figure on horseback and chests...on the bottom it states "federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle" No. D-126 it also has the numbers 60 and 146. Any information would be helpful Betty

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From: barney

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: john walker

Date: 02/19/2007 8:08:41 PM

 i have a sealed bottle of john walker black with a lead seal holding the gold collor tin top on it. the bottle is about half full but has never been opened any idea of who i might talk to to find out if it is worth anything or should i just open it and enjoy!!!! thank you for your time, bernard

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From: Kimbark

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles from grandfather

Date: 02/19/2007 11:35:15 PM

 Hi Digger, I found your site by luck but find it great. I have via hand-me-down a small collection of bottles that were in a box from my grandfather. He died in 1983 and collected everything including bottles. He was meticulous at preserving things as well as labeling. All that was on two of these bottles was that he paid (prior to 1983) $100.00 a piece for two of the bottles. I am particularly interested in the bottle labeled Pikes Peak Rye, Pittsburgh. Are these bottles worth much. I have included pics of 5. Please feel free to respond through email. J. Craig Kimbark 1. "FOR PIKE'S PEAK, OLD RYE" on front, man with shoulder pack "PITTSBURGH, PA" with eagle on back 6 1/2 " tall, applied round band, aqua color 2. Washington/Taylor George on front "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" front Taylor on back, "GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS", DYOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS PHILADA 9" tall, applied taper top, aqua color 3. Washington/Taylor George on front, no words Taylor back, no words 7" tall, sheared lip, aqua color 4. Double eagle Identical images front and rear, eagle with branches, oval underneath 7 3/4 " tall, applied round band, aqua color 5. Eagle/cornucopia Eagle with shield on front, textured fancy cornucopia on reverse 7" tall, flared lip, cobalt blue (?) color

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From: Digger

To: Kimbark Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 1:46 PM

Subject: Re: Bottles from grandfather All except the blue cornucopia are authentic, the other is a reproduction. Values are about $100-125 each. The better one being the Pike's Peak. On a good day they might bring more on a bad day..none should bring less than $75, except the 1970s repro. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

 

 

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From: Dawn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Georg Kreuzberg bottles

Date: 02/20/2007 11:57:52 AM

Good afternoon I recently discovered three brown earthenware bottles in my cellar which are 23 cm tall and have the following inscription on them: "Georg Kreuzberg Ahrweiler Rheinpreussen". They all have a circle and on the inside it reads: "Apollinaris - Brunnen - M - W o" There is a sign that looks like an anchor with the number 4 at the top. One of them has "No. 11 J" stamped on it. One has "No. 1 J" stamped on it and the last has "No. 11 J" stamped on it - this has a hair line crack from top to bottom but the other two are perfect. Can you please tell me anything about these bottles? Thank you and regards David PS good website

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From: Gwen r

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Erven Lucas Bols Bulldog

Date: 02/20/2007 3:24:43 PM

 Hi Digger, I have a ceramic Bulldog decanter that is about 6 inches in height. It is mostly a cream color and darkens as it goes toward the hind. It has a classic black bulldog "patch" around its left eye. The hole on top has an old cork in it. On the bottom it reads "made for Erven lucas BolsDistillers Amsterdam" and below that is a circle and "British Make" written inside. There is also a number etched into the ceramic 7914 or it could be1914. I have searched your site, ebay and www and found thousands of lucasbols stuff but not my Bulldog. Any help? Thanks, Eric

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From: sybil

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glass bottle

Date: 02/20/2007 4:36:15 PM

 My son found a bottle its about 3" tall with a glass dropper inside I have done some research and found that the brand on the bottom belonged to Illinois glass company sometime around 1915-1929 but I cant find the bottle can you help? The bottle is octagon shaped it looks to have had a cork in it and the glass dropper the cork is gone but the glass bottle and glass dropper is in perfect shape. I would like to find out more information on this bottle can you help

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From: vikki

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wooden castle decantor holder

Date: 02/20/2007 6:54:54 PM

 My father had a wooden castle around 1 foot long. It gad a lid the flipped up and two decanters could fit in it. On the end of each side of castle two shot glasses could fit in. It was burned up in a fire and I would live to find another one. I have no pictures/! Please help me ? Vikki

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From: Bobbie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Crownford Jar

Date: 02/20/2007 9:01:47 PM

 Dear Digger, I'm hoping you can give me some info on a jar I purchased. It's made by Crownford china in Italy. Date on bottom is 1972... On the front of the jar it has on one side ..SARAH SIMMONS SENSIBLE FOODS.. and on the other side it has..6 QUARTS WARRANTED STORAGE 1903. It has one of the old style lids that is closed with a wire clasp.. I know it is not an old piece but it is very unusual and would like to know more about it...Any thing you can relay would be appreciated...Thank You and have a nice day.. Bobbie

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From: richar

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: clay bottle

Date: 02/20/2007 10:09:18 PM

Digger Can you give me any information about my bottle. I found it while scuba diving west of Key West FL. It is exactly 10 inches high, 3 1/16 inch in diameter. Has no markings or labels. It appears to be hand made of tan clay. The makers finger marks are still visible at the base of the handle. There have been many sailing ships that wrecked in that area. Thanks Richard

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From: JLPPromom

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: two bottles

Date: 02/20/2007 6:32:59 PM

 Hi, there. I have two bottles I'm interested in knowing the value of. One is a Grapette bottle. It's 6 ounces and has the number 45 stamped on the bottom. I'm assuming that's the date it was manufactured. I found it in Strong, Arkansas. It says the bottling company is in Camden. The other is a bottle that I found at our camp in Kentwood, Louisiana. It was a stopper bottle. The stopper is gone. It is clear glass and stands about 3 1/2 inches tall. The bottle says: THE NORMAN PHARMACY CO. LTD DRUGGESTS KENTWOOD, LA. If you should know some history about this one, that would be great. No one in Kentwood remembers them. Thanks, Sue

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From: Barbara

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Primrose Brand - Western Meat Co.

Date: 02/21/2007 12:55:51 AM

I found a bottle way out in the woods near a very old woodcutter's cabin. It is rectangular, slightly green, and has "Primrose Brand - Western Meat Company" on it. It is probably about 85 years old or thereabouts. I am curious as to what it contained. Do you have any knowledge of this? Barbara

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From: carlie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Belton Beverage Bottle

Date: 02/21/2007 2:28:14 AM

I have 3 Belton Beverage Bottles Clear in color and I have not been able to find any information on them except at one time there was a bottling company in Belton S.C. called Belton Beverage. They look like 12 oz bottles with a red and white tower on them. I can send a picture if that would help. Just let me know. Thanks so much. Stevie , S.C.

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From: Joel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: A Schilling 2oz net

Date: 02/21/2007 12:52:41 PM

 Found this bottle about 7 years ago at the base of Crystal Mt. in Washington. On the bottom it has A Schilling & co circling the 2oz net. I did a small amount of research and found A Schilling to be a spice company loosely affiliated with folgers coffee around the 30's. I was hoping to get some more info if you know any more about this bottle. Joel

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From: Terri

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Marlboro bottle

Date: 02/21/2007 1:17:49 PM

 My father was digging with a back hoe and dug up this green bottle with Marlboro printed on the neck on both sides. There is no other writing on it Can you tell me anything about it thank you lecia .

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From: Grace

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: J & E Mahoney Distillers, Portsmouth, virginia.

Date: 02/21/2007 2:34:47 PM

 Dear Digger, I am researching my family tree, I have established that I am connected to the Mahoney family of Portsmouth, Virginia, who owned MAHONEY DISTILLERS, I would like to find out more about the company, e.g. Trade Marks, dates when they started, if they expanded, etc, could you help please ? kind regards, Vanessa , Cambridge, England

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From: Edward

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Capacola Bottle

Date: 02/21/2007 9:38:56 PM

 Hello Digger, I enjoyed your website. A year or so ago I dug up the lower half (it was broken) of a green Capacola bottle. I have never heard of Capacola, but the bottle clearly says on the bottom rim, “Property of the Capacola Bottling Company, Columbus, GA. I found it in an abandoned building in downtown Columbus, GA. I have lived in Columbus many years and have never heard of this “Capacola Bottling CO. The very bottom has the word, “Capacola” in cursive script. The outside diameter is 2 ¼” diameter and the sides are smooth (as opposed to a pattern). What is this? Is it some sort of affiliate of Coca Cola? Thanks, Ed Columbus, GA

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From: debra

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hi how are you and thanks for helping me

Date: 02/21/2007 11:02:05 PM

 I have this exact bottle posted on ebay for $17000 can you tell me the real value its about 45 years old in the original box sealed with tax stamp and cloth bag and the little card it was a gift 25 years ago the bottle is made by spode can you please look at this link and give me your input thanks

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From: CINDY

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re:

Date: 02/22/2007 1:30:11 AM

cool so if you can help i thank you i don't wont waste you time or mine life to short and i know most of them will be junk it will take some time so if you dont hear from me you know y thanks

From: "Digger"

To: "CINDY

Subject: Re:

Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 13:3

Before I would refer you to anyone, I would need more info. If they are junk bottles then no one will be interested. Send me a photo of the best ones or a description. Read my article determining va Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com

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From: CINDY

To: jaok20book Sent: Wednesday, February 21 I have about 400 bottles to do you know someone thanks

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From: Pysgodm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: saddle flasks

Date: 02/22/2007 1:28:59 AM

Hi from Wales, Digger - can you tell me the difference between a Persian saddle flask and naval deck weapon or "sweeper" please? also where I could perhaps find comprehensive info on either? Thanks and regards, Steve

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From: Ken Dluhy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: white house bottle 1838-1839??

Date: 02/22/2007 12:58:51 PM

 My wife was given a 9.5" tall clear glass bottle, tear drop shaped with four large daisies & crackle around the body. The neck is fluted & bell shaped with two handles. It would have had a cork stopper. The bottom says "white house vinager patent pending 650" with a 6 located below the the 650. When I look in the patent office the patent date shows 1838-1839. The sides do have a seam running from the base to the lip which appears machined after 1900. Any ideas? Thanks for your help, Ken

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From: Dudshaw

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whyte and mackay

Date: 02/22/2007 9:37:18 AM

i have a boxed bottle of whyte and mackay whisky to commemorate charles and di's wedding. the box is in pristine condition. am looking for a price on what it is worth and hoping you can help me if not could you point me in the direction of somebody that can many thanks for time David

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From: Elizabeth

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: john Lennon brandy bottle

Date: 02/22/2007 12:34:00 PM

 I have a decanter commentating John Lennon's death. Deigned by Marita Spirits. Anniversary collection of authentic east Liverpool porcelain. Can you provide any info? Elizabeth

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From: checkeredbobt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about decanter, I believe it part of a set from Shaeffer Varden ?

Date: 02/23/2007 8:44:37 AM

Mine is from the same set as this gentleman's, I also need the tray but I am short 4 shot glasses from what I have heard so far. I didn't inherit it, I paid $200.00 for it before I found out it was part of a set. I really want to have the whole set but just like the other Gentleman have no clue where to start looking, although as I mentioned I am told it was from Shaeffer varden......mine has a paper label on the bottom still which reads Irving W Rice and Company New York, a patent number and made in Germany, it is stamped made in Germany and has a couple numbers and a makers mark in the bottom.

From: Doug

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old skeleton decanter with skull cups...

Date: 12/14/2005 4:32:33 PM

 Hi Digger, I have the same decanter as this (pasted in below). I have tried to find out where it was made and maybe learn more about it. I can't read the marking on the bottom so I don't know where to start. It was given to me by my late mother. It's in excellent condition with 4 of the scull cups but no tray. I also wonder what the tray looks like, maybe I have it as well but don't know... I'd like to complete the set but I guess I need to know what the full set actually is! Thanks, Doug

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From: MICHAEL

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: milk bottles

Date: 02/23/2007 10:19:14 AM

I have a milk bottle from olbrychs dairy stamped E 54 on the bottom it has a pinkish color to the glass it is frosted on three sides clear on the side the writing is on a screw on cap it says refrigator bottle stamped on it any help in finding out anything about this bottle would be of help thanks

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From: Angel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Measuring Bottle??

Date: 02/23/2007 11:10:09 AM

Hi! I am totally baffled over this little bottle I picked up. I'm not quite sure what it would have been used for or the age. I don't think it's really old but am curious as well as what it's used for. It has measurements up the side but not normal measurements.. maybe metric? Never did learn that metric system! :-\ But here's some pics of it.. it's also marked on the bottom simply with an R and the number 3. Maybe you'll also know who made this? The bottle measures 5.75" tall by the way. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me! Donna

 

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From: Martin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 02/23/2007 12:07:49 PM

 I just visited you website and was hoping to find any information you have about a decanter I have found. Below the neck of the bottle embossed on two lines reads ‘federal law forbids sale or re-sale of this bottle’, although is says this bottle, I would say it is more of a decanter as it has a stopper with the stopper the height of the decanter is 22.5cm, while looking through your website I would say the neck is a square band which the stopper fits perfectly into, the base is flat with 0 9 55 51 embossed It is a clear decanter which I would say is more oval as is it is not square or rectangular, around the middle (under the federal law writing) there is horizontal lines, and below these lines there is diagonal lines (same as the stopper). The bottle is in excellent condition no chip or cracks. I would appreciate any information you have about the numbers on the bottom, the value and age, and what might have been in it. I have enclosed a picture the best I could get hope this arrives for you to view. Thank you very much in advance for helping me. Very best regards Pauline

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From: Roseanne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

Date: 02/23/2007 1:35:16 PM

 I have a unopened bottle of Cognac Delva Liquor dated 1938, Any idea what it is worth? Thanks Martin –

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From: Bette

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: august bay bottling co.

Date: 02/23/2007 8:38:19 PM

 hello i have found an old bottle with the name august bay bottling co. melrose ave&155th st new york. any info i thank you

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From: rondo erne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old jergens lotion bottle

Date: 02/23/2007 11:44:16 PM

 I found an old jergens lotion bottle it has kind of a yellow or amber tint has a 2 and an anchor on bottom, as well as jergens lotion about 6" tall smooth sides with oval indents on sides, any idea how old it might be or where I could find out?

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From: Rich

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD WHISKEY BOTTLE WITH WHISKEY STILL IN IT

Date: 02/24/2007 12:18:35 AM

Hey Digger, Thanks for being here for me. I recently Remodeled my house and found these bottles trapped in a inaccessible attic. My house was built in 1928-1929. Some whiskey is still in the Mr.Boston's spot bottle bourbon bottle and the bottle of Bon Vivant brand martini cocktail is full. Produced by Oranco company of San Francisco. What can you tell me about these bottles and their value? I live just outside of San Francisco. No the bottom of the bourbon bottle there are the numbers R 174 12 41 3On the seal you can read some printed numbers that end in 2-1110622 On the bottom of the martini bottle it reads G. S. B. Co. Registered Thank You VERY MUCH , Rich

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From: Teresa

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: questions about old bottles..

Date: 02/24/2007 12:54:32 AM

 Hi there.. I have come across two old bottles.. they are both 3 inches in height. One is blue glass with a picture of George Washington on it.. is says "The Father of His Country" over his head and has a W71 under his shoulder.. it is the same pic as the quarter.. the other bottle looks like a small house and has E C Booze Whiskey on the side and Whiskey on the top of the roof.. Any info on these bottles would help. Thank you Teresa Godin

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From: Harold

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Old bottle from Luyties Brothers of New York

Date: 02/24/2007 1:21:26 PM

 Mr. Digger: I am looking for information about an old bottle. It is dark green, cork top ladies leg, On it is written Antediluvian: Luyties Brothers, New York. approx. 10.25 in. condition very good no damage, elongated bubbles in glass. If you could e-mail me with any information on this bottle I would appreciate it. Thanks Harold

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From: Rowdy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD WHISKY BOTTLE

Date: 02/24/2007 3:26:20 PM

 Can you tell me anything about this old brown whisky bottle that I have with the OLD PLANTATION DISTILLING CO. LOS ANGELES. embossed in a circle with MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME in side of the upper half and GOOD NIGHT in the center All embossed

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From: Jose Luis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 02/24/2007 3:48:38 PM

 Hi , I would appreciate if you can assist me to id an old bottle I found recently. It is clear glass (opaque after years of being in the ground)) It has "BURNETT'S STANDARD FLAVORING EXTRACTS" imbedded in the glass. On the side it reads "BOSTON" and "BURNETT" on the other. On the bottom a number "4" . It appears that corks were used for this type of bottle. Pinch marks show evidence of where the bottle maker used his forceps to pry it from its mold. Sure would love dates and its value if available. Numerous other cobalt blue bottles were also found and are in the process of cleaning. Thank You

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From: Shelia

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1965 Crownford China Co.

Date: 02/24/2007 4:29:40 PM

 Hi Digger, I have a set of 3 milk bottles with the secure latch lids with metal. Thatchers Dairy, bottle patented 1884, 1 quart on one side and Absolutely Pure Milk with a man milking a cow on the other side. Bottom has Crownford China Co. 1965. They are amber color in a wire carry holder. Can you tell me more about this set? Thanks, Sheila

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From: lynkir.net

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: vento-musket bottle

Date: 02/24/2007 7:45:51 PM

 Dear Digger: I have a casa vento bottle very much described on your web site by Mr. Wilson. Mine is 46 inches high, green clear glass, Chanti wine, cork type, in the shape of an old gun or musket. It is listed to contain 3 liters and came from Certaldo, Italy. Thank you, Harry Lynn P.S. Was wondering what It was Worth or information on it.

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From: Frank

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 3 bottles

Date: 02/24/2007 11:10:58 PM

 My roommate & I have begun excavating the basement of an old butcher shop in the Pilsen neiborhood of Chicago. The building (3 story structure) was put up in 1903 but is on a raised street & has an old stone foundation; so we figure the foundation is pre Chicago Fire. Anyway... we have found 3 bottles thus far & wonder if you could help us pin down the age. 1) aqua bottle embossed "Edelweiss" aprox 9.5" tall & 2.5" diameter base lip is either applied taper or double collar seam ends before the lip with tooled rings ending the seam 1/2 inch sooner on one side glass is thick with small bubble imperfections base looks key molded, embossed PROPERTY OF CHICAGO, SCHOENHOFEN, BRG Co Edelweiss was a beer Co. in Chicago since 1852 till the early 1960s 2) aqua bottle double thick glass approx 6.5" tall & 2.5" diameter base seam ends before lip lip looks like an applied bob glass has bubbles & smear imperfections base looks key molded embossed top semi-circle "C Hoffmann & Co." then "LAKEVIEW IIL." on the bottom semi-circle Lakeview was an independent township bordering Chicago until 1889 when Chicago annexed it 3) small aqua bottle 5.25 inches tall approx 2"x1" base (rectangle base arced on the 1" sides) seams end at the neck of the bottle (neck is just over 1" long) applied square band front of bottle is recessed like the frog of an old brick embossed letters within the recess "PSYCHINE" psychine was a patent medicine that wasn't made much after the 1906 pure food & drug act base is slightly recessed & smooth same bubbles in the glass as the other 2 bottles I wish I could send you some pictures but our digital camera is on the blink. Respectfully, Frank

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From: Tanner , , Matutat & Br

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 2bottles any info????

Date: 02/25/2007 1:33:45 AM

Digger, I would like to know the value of a round bottom embossed pop bottle that says the "original makers of ginger ale 1825" . It is light amber in color. I also have a (possibly whiskey) brown bottle that says " Federal law forbids sale or re use of this bottle" at the bottom "exporters Hudsons Bay Company Edinburgh Scotland" and on the bottom SA13?5 K bottle made in United Kingdom and UGB. Can you tell me anything about it as well? There is also one embossed dot on the neck just below the lip. Thanks Digger

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From: Donna Lee

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Broe & Corman(?) Bottle

Date: 02/25/2007 1:35:57 AM

Digger, I am enjoying your website. We dug up an icehouse on our 200-year-old plantation here in VA and found a couple hundred great bottles. I have one that is green, with mold mark up to the neck, embossed with Broe & Corman (or Gorman), second line 404 East 60th St.; third line New York. It's very heavy, like the round-bottom bottles. I can't find one single thing online for this, and that is the first time! Do you have any experience with this company and/or their bottles? I assume it's turn of the century? Possible value of the bottles? Thanks! Donna

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From: Austin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Riprod Vietata Wine Bottles

Date: 02/25/2007 9:37:58 AM

 Found two wine bottles at a garage sale. One is a fisherman figurine and the other is a hunter figurine standing about 10 1/2" tall. Each bottle has three paper labels. One on front says: "red toscano wine, " among other things, and "Giunti & Figli." A second label on the base in front says: (in red) "Vintage 1969." A third label on back reads: "Imported by Beverage Distributors, Inc., Cleveland 14, Ohio. Underneath the base the fisherman has the following markings: "HAND PAINTED MADE IN ITALY RIP. VIETATA." There is a crest inside a circle. To the left of the crest is a scroll with the number 139 in it. Around the base at three different locations are three letters: an L , H, & D. The hunter markings are similar except the number in the scroll looks like 16 and the initials H and D. RIPROD is spelled out and there is the additional words: "C.C. ART. 2598." How do I find out more about these? Thanks. Nathan

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From: sonny

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fish and man bottle

Date: 02/25/2007 12:53:23 PM

 Found a brown rectangular bottle embossed with a man carrying a huge fish over his shoulder. Marking on bottom says small 2, small 1 circled and two small 66's. Below that is a small 21. Says it is made in USA. Any info? Top was a screw on with one ring. Thanks. Sonny Taylors, S.C.

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From: HEATHER

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02/25/2007 7:19:27 PM

 Digger, I found an old bottle walking on some family land recently. The bottle has a screw top lid approx 1" wide. There is a notch just below on the neck of the bottle as if you could use to hold with a finger and drink from it. It has ONE GALLON stamped in the upper curvature and Duraglass written in script at the bas front of the bottle. The bottom has a 7 O 0 ( The center OVAL is surrounded by a diamond ) and then 0 on the top line. Just below the diamond is a 2. 7 O 0 2 Looks like a Whiskey bottle to me. What do you think?

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From: louis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wheaton bottles

Date: 02/25/2007 10:06:07 PM

 Digger: L Recently I found a bottle that reads ec boozs it has the name Wheaton on it , it has a date on it of 1847, is this worth any thing. Thank you Louis

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From: Rose B

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Nu Grape

Date: 02/25/2007 10:41:39 PM

 I have a friend who dug up a bottle in the creek bed. It says Nu Grape and on the bottom St. Charles, VA. Was there a bottling company in St. Charles, VA around 1920. Thanks Rose

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From: LakeBlue

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 02/26/2007 12:05:42 PM

 I have a Monarch Brownie Chocolate drink bottle in pretty good shape that I found as a child and just wondering what its worth if anything at all? Thanks Michele

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From: Ms Patti

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Is my flask rare?

Date: 02/26/2007 1:00:47 PM

Hi, I would appreciate it if you can tell me anything about this flask. It is a bottle covered with leather....any history? ...value? Is it folk art or junk? Thank YOU for your time. Patti M

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From: Lex

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02/26/2007 6:54:45 PM

 Hi we have here a bottle of Beehive Brandy (unopened and sealed) produced and bottled in France .It has another label on the back saying SPECIAL HOSPITAL BRAND in red across the wording saying of the benefits eg..fever, cholera etc etc. I think this bottle was issued prior to the second world war to my father who was a T B patient in Central Otago, therefore making it somewhere about my question , , , , , , is this worth anything, , , , , , , , Thanks for your time Regards Lex

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From: william

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Chas Jacquin et cie, inc.

Date: 02/26/2007 9:52:38 PM

 Hi, I recently found a small round bottle with the label reading 1/10 pt, ? proof (cannot read), Grenadine made by Chas Jacquin et cie, inc. Phila. PA artificially colored. It is unopened, stands 3 1/2' tall and 6 1/2 circumference. The gold colored metal top has a crown on top. there is a removable gold metal band around the center of the bottle that has a clasp on it. This band reads CHARLES JACQUIN ET CIE INC PHILA PA EST 1884. I would appreciate it if you could give me any info on this. Year made? Thanks for any help you can give me. Sandy

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From: George & Kay

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RM Rowley Bottle

Date: 02/26/2007 11:25:20 PM

 This is a bottle that was in my parent’s home. They passed away many years ago, I have kept it and have not been able to find out anything about it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It measures12 1/2 “ tall and is 3 ½ at the base. The lettering reads "RM Rowley Kalamazoo Mich Pure and without Drugs or Poisons". The top has a metal stopper attached to a wire, and the glass has a lot of bubbles in it. I've attached several pictures. George

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From: Dan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Crownford China Company Bottle

Date: 02/27/2007 1:10:39 AM

Hello Debbie, In searching for information on a very similar bottle, picture attached, I found your interesting question from a few years ago. Did you get any feedback or info you can share? My bottle is same company made in Italy, is a gallon bottle and states "Old Time Mountain Moonshine Distilled 1904" On the other side it says Good Luck with a shamrock. Any information you can provide is greatly appreciated. Debra

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From: CerridwenLX9m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 02/26/2007 10:48:26 PM

 I don't know if you can help me but I have a bottle which has a piece broken off the left side of the bottom It is blueish green and has raised letters The letters that are there read: G & CHEMICAL Co ON MASS U.S.A. Is there any way to tell what this is? Thank you, Linda

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From: Jim

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1909 Bolot jug

Date: 02/27/2007 10:49:27 AM

Found a quart size jug on a resent trip to W. Va. It has a pour spout, and is in great shape. Other then a little stain in the bottom. I dug it out of a bank on the side of a road. The bottom of the jug has razed letters that read. BOLOT Then below that it says Design Pat D. Below that. Mar. 6-1909.Below that the # 9. I am inserting some picks I tried to take of it. I hope they are good enough for you to tell something about it. Any info would be a great help .Thanks very much. Jim

 

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From: Karen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 02/27/2007 4:55:57 PM

 Hi, I have a friend who has a Kentucky muzzle loader rifle. The stock of the rifle is a whiskey bottle. Full, never opened, still has unbroken seal. The rifle is about 5' long. I don't have a picture at this time, but was wondering how to go about finding out about this item. Can you help me?. Thank you, Karen

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From: RUSSELL & SARAH

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: CODD BOTTLE

Date: 02/27/2007 5:18:04 PM

 Hello, I have a Codd Hardy & Martin, Kirkby & Staveley green bottle, marble intact. I have 3 questions: 1. How old is this bottle 2. What did it hold, mineral warter? 3. Is it of any value price wise? Thank you, S. Moe

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From: Malidavym

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: LID????

Date: 02/27/2007 12:31:09 PM

 I Found Aome Type Of Lead Lid In A Civil War Hut It Sayswells And Provost Proprietors Around The Rim And In The Center It Says Spratts Patent Improved With The Date July 18th '54.Any Ideas Of What This Is And Its Value David

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From: juanitabro

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle

Date: 02/27/2007 6:24:48 PM

 Hi , I have a friend that has a flat sort of clear bottle about 7 inches tall, on each side , it's embossed with KKK, on the bottom it has what looks like a tree shape with a circle above the tree with a 7 in it , 7 on each side and below, what was this , is it connected to the KKK? Thanks, Juanita

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From: Dave

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: C. Berry & Co.

Date: 02/27/2007 10:18:09 PM

 Hello, I saw the following on your site and was wondering if you had any way for me to contact this person. This was my Great Great Grandfather's company and I would be interested in talking to her about it. Many thanks, Dave .

From: Rachel . Rachel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion Date 02/05/2006 9:39:03 PM

 I found 2 old whiskey bottles while taking down the walls of an old house webought. They say "Berry's Diamond Wedding Whiskey Blend. Bottled by W. H.Murphy, Hotel Imperial, Brighton, Mass. " There were newspapers from 1912next to the bottles, so I'm guessing that's roughly their age. The bottlesare 1/2 pint, have a paper label, and have the original cork in the top. Canyou give me any info on these bottles, or direct me to someone who can?Thanks. Allan C. Berry & Co. 84-88 Leverett St. in Boston owned the brand in 1910. Yours sounds like smaller versions of the bottle shown. Dave , R, BICK

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From: Al bensmiller

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old cabbin style bottle

Date: 02/28/2007 2:24:54 AM

Hello Digger; I just picked this bottle up at a local estate auction the other day. I attached some scanned pics, as that's all I can send you right now. It is appox. 6 1/2 " tall and with a square base the is approx 3 1/2 by 4 1/4 ". It is amber in colour and has an applied lip. Sort of looks like two piece...but, where the peaked roof is...looks like a couple more mold seams. The seams are spun off at almost the base of the 1 1/4" long neck. Not sure if you can read what it says on the roof, as it was hard to scan. It says in script. Smokine As you can see in the pics one side has a logs effect (sorta) and the other side has the embossing of the company which reads; Imported and bottled by Alfred Andresen & Co. The Western Importers. Minniapolis. Minn. and Winnipeg. Man I am not sure about the rarity of this.......as I have a rough idea of it's age, as I've been digging bottles for almost 40 yrs. All's I know is.........I've never seen one like it before. If you could please tell me a little more about it.........history, rarity..........and poss. the value. The bottle is mint............with a little bit of dark black flakey material that is a little stuck on the insides.......but looks like it will come off with a little soaking. The mouth.......or lip.....is tooled like most early medicines from about the turn of the century. I don't have as many bottles in my collection as I used to..........but definitely have room for this one for the time being. Hope to hear from you soon.......and all the best. Allen, From BC. Canada the restaurants participating in Winterlicious 2007 Attachment N1: old bottle.doc Attachment N2: old bottle 2.doc Attachment N3: old bottle 3.doc

       

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From: Witt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 02/28/2007 4:18:44 PM

 Hi I have a bottle Delaware Punch, triangle shaped, one side says trade mark registered, another side Delaware punch, another side imitation punch non alcohol artificial flavor and color, on the bottom it says Coca Cola BT DST Co Seattle. Also along the base of the neck patented March 4 1924.I can't find it listed any where and have never seen one. Is it worth anything? Thanks, Cindy

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From: Anais

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1700 bottle from Anais in NY..help? :)

Date: 02/28/2007 7:23:15 AM

Hi digger I saw your site, It looks great, very informative. I found this bottle and all the information I have is that it's from the 17th hundreds, do you have an idea of the value or the origin? and , is this from the 1600's or the 1700's? You are the only Authority on bottles I thought I could ask. Any help will be appreciated...Thank you. :) Anais

 

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From: Gmanningm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mason's Patent Nov 30th 1958

Date: 02/28/2007 11:58:05 AM

I have just picked up a 14" Mason's Patent Nov 1958, from a thrift store. Could you give me some history on it? Thanks, Gerald

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From: alan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: looking for info

Date: 02/28/2007 1:06:37 PM

 I have a collector decanter that I'm looking to sell, unopened with seal in tact, circa 1962: marina city gilbey's spey royal scotch whiskey (86proof), genuine regal china handcrafted. any help you could give would be appreciated

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From: ajcalcagnom

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ??? Walker's whiskey 1851 bottle

Date: 02/28/2007 6:29:27 PM

 Hi there, My name is Andrea and I just recently purchased this bottle from a thrift store which gets a lot of estate donations. The medium green bottle has the words "Walker's Whiskey... Kilmarnock... 1851 ... and an X" embossed on the bottom. I absolutely loved the metalwork on the bottle and noticed the "Walker's Whiskey" name on the bottom. I did a little checking on the internet and found that "Kilmarnock", which is centered on the bottom of the bottle, is the original distillery site for Johnnie Walker in Scotland. I also read that the stocks of whiskey located there were completely destroyed in a flood in 1852, a year after my bottle is dated. The bottle appears to be "blown in mold" bottle, possibly in a 3-piece mold (I noticed a bottom seam and 2 side seams). The glass is in excellent condition... no cracks, chips, scratches are visible; the metalwork is in good condition, with several scratches the front "rye" symbol, but very little in the back and top. There are a few small, scattered bubbles throughout the shape and there is a distinctive large bubble at the bottom seam (on the front). I also noticed that there may be small cork fragments left in the top of the bottle, but they did not photograph very well (I will need to get a better camera to take a few close-ups). I really don't know much more than that about the bottle and would love any information you may provide. Thank you in advance for all your help; hope to speak to you soon. Regards, Andrea

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From: LEANNE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: charles heidseick champange

Date: 02/28/2007 7:00:15 PM

 Hi my name is Leeann and I have a bottle of charles heidseick champange blanc des millenaires 1983. it is a brut and is one of the original 3360 to be produced. the bottle no is 0708 and it is boxed with a card/certificate thing enclosed. it is in perfect condition and was wondering if it was worth anything before i decide to open it . I would be very greatful if you could let me know. thank you

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From: treasurekiddt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 02/28/2007 8:41:05 PM

 Digger, Hello! I love your site! Just wondering if you had any info at all on a bottle I picked up on eBay. I am a novice collector of Rhode Island bottles, and recently purchased a nice Hunt's Remedy, and included with it was a similar medicine bottle, embossed "Smolander's" on one side, and "Preparations" on the other, with a small embossed lion in a diamond on the front of the bottle. The bottle is 7.5" tall, 2.25" wide, aqua in color, with an applied lip. The base has a small, circular impression in the center (not a pontil), and the two seams run up the sides of the bottle, and stop at the base of the neck. A pic is attached, it is the bottle on the left. Any information on the age of the bottle or history of the company would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! John in Rhode Island

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From: Ellie / John

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle ID

Date: 02/28/2007 11:39:33 PM

 I found this bottle in the attic of my garage today. Have NEVER seen one like it. The bottle to spout is 11 inches. The bottle is flat on the opposite side of the handle. It has measures to 32 oz. When there is exactly 32 oz. of liquid in it, you can lay the bottle down on the flat side and the liquid will not pour out. Do you have any idea what this was used for?. It's in perfect shape, no nicks or anything. There was something on the bottom, but I can't read it anymore. Thanks for you website. Ellen Lavina, Montana

 

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