February 2003 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2003

From: Union Girl To: Digger Subject: Wine Decanter? Date: 01-02-2003

 Dear Digger, Recently a neighbor gifted me with one of the most unique bottles I've ever seen.  She told me she bought it around 25 years ago from Tiara.  It's supposed to be hand blown.  There are no stampings and the corks in it were added a few years ago.  She said she paid $200 for it.  Can you tell me any history about it?; what it may be worth now? Thanks for your help

I can't tell you anything specific.  I can guess that it is European.  I have seen numerous items like it and had a number of questions about similar pieces.  My guess is you put ice into one part and wine or your drink into the other part.  Digger.

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From: neal mcclanahan To: Digger Subject: old bottle Date: 01-02-2003

 Hi, Digger.  Am curious about a bottle I found and am unable to identify.  Hope you can help with contents and value.  Its cylindrical, 4 1/4 " high, 1 1/2 " across base.  The base is smooth.  It is cobalt, BIM, rolled lip, the seam stopping about an 1/8th " below the lip.  What has me guessing is the contents, "Celery-Phos-Fo Gotham Chemical Co.  New York City" all embossed on the side.  I would date it at about 1890.  I haven't been able to find it in any books.  Thanks for whatever help you can give me.  

Here is the trademark for your bottle.  I found the medicine listed in the Charles N. Crittenton Co. Catalogue for 1906-1907 in four sizes: ten cents, twenty-five cents, fifty cents and a dollar. I'd guess your bottle to be one of the mid-sze bottles either 25 or 50 cents. Looks like it is probably not earlier than 1903. Digger

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From: IRENE STUDEBAKER To: Digger Subject: COKE BOTTLE Date: 01-02-2003

 I have some real old coke bottles that I cannot clean , they have that white deposit in them what would you suggest I use. . . thank you

Unfortunately if they are stained from being buried you will have a very difficult time removing the stain without having them professionally cleaned by tumbling with polishing compounds.  Digger

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 From: Dave, Chris Richards To: Digger Subject: Black Prince Date: 01-02-2003

 Hello Digger, I have tried searching your site about this bottle and haven't had any luck, but was hoping you could help me.  I have received a Black Prince Whiskey bottle and was wondering it's origin and possible value.  My family is the Wilken Family who made whiskey here in Pa.  I have a very small collection of Wilken whiskey bottles and received this Black Prince bottle along with a purchase of a Wilken whiskey bottle.  I really don't think that the Black Prince is a wilken whiskey bottle but it does have a symbol that is a triangle with a W and a T in the center of the triangle that is the same as a wilken whiskey bottle.  Is that the bottle maker? There is a Pat.  # DES. 95556.  On the sides of the triangle is a 12 on the left and a 40 on the right.  Then there is a code of R574 on the bottom.  It is a cork top bottle and is amber in color.  It has a tall neck with a rectangle like bottom or base.  The sides are rounded which has the words Black Prince on each side with a knight on a horse above the words black prince.  It is a very smooth and heavy bottle.  Any information on this bottle or even the wilken bottles would be a great help.  You can tell I am very much an amateur at this.  I don't intend on collecting a lot of bottles.  I'm just collecting a little heritage.  Thank you in advance.  Chris Richards

Word Mark BLACK PRINCE  : [ GIN, ] WHISKEY [ , BRANDY, AND LIQUEURS ]. FIRST USE: 1890. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1890   Filing Date June 25, 1935  Registration Date October 15, 1935 Owner (REGISTRANT) BLACK PRINCE DISTILLERIES, INC., THE CORPORATION NEW JERSEY 311 KINGSLAND ROAD NUTLEY NEW JERSEY (LAST LISTED OWNER) BLACK PRINCE DISTILLERY, INC., THE CORPORATION BY CHANGE OF NAME FROM NEW JERSEY P.O. BOX 1999 CLIFTON NEW JERSEY 07015

Black Prince was not a Wilken bottle.  The W and T in a triangle was the Whithall Tatum Glass company mark from 1835-1938.  Your bottle can be fairly well identified by the two Patent office documents shown. It looks like a great bottle.  Digger

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From: LaVieDur To: Digger Subject: stuck stopper Date: 01-02-2003

 Dear Sir, Please advise how to remove a glass stopper that is stuck in a glass decanter.  Kathy Bruno

I have had this question numerous time and have given the best answers I can Stuck Stopper Digger

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From: Jak1248

To: Digger

Subject: Jim Beam Bottle

Date: 01-02-2003

 I have one bottle, just want to know an approximate value and do not plan to get any more. . . . . . . . . Jim Beam decanter. . . . National Fishing Hall of Fame - Master Angler Walleye.  #2192.  Open and empty but with most of the seal still on cap (missing one side).  Great condition. . . . . . can't find anything to help me approximate a value and don't want to buy a book for just one bottle.  Any recommendations as to value or a resource for me? Thanks Jill

Jill in the original box with lid, contents and seals it sells for about $30.  Empty without the lid and box you'll be lucky to get $10.  Digger

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From: J.  Cameron Monroe

To: DIGGER

Subject: bottles

Date: 01-02-2003

 Hi, I saw your website and wondered if you'd ever come across a olive-green case bottle with "Highest Medal Winner Vienna 1873" molded into the side.  I found one like this and I'm trying to track down information about it.  Any help would be appreciated.  Cameron --

I have not seen this one.  Many of these gin bottles, in fact, most of them are foreign and many of those Dutch.  Your bottle is obviously a later period gin given the date.  Digger.

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From: R.  J.  Christian To: Digger Subject: whiskey bottle Date: 01-02-2003

 Digger, I have a full (with unbroken seals) bottle of blended whiskey called BPR Reserve from The Baltimore Pure Rye Distilling Company.  It has a tax seal on it listing the Maryland Comptroller James J.  Lacey who held that office from 1/20/47 - 7/1/50.  The front label is blue and was designed and produced by The America Bank Note Company "to protect the public against spurious imitations".  It is brown, 8. 5" tall, 4" wide and holds one pint.  The sides are molded.  On the bottom are embossed "D-782", "9", "47", and a symbol similar to an anchor.  Just below the neck is this embossment "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS RESALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE" Any information on this item, to include value and history, would be most appreciated.  Thanks! R.  J.  C.  

Word Mark B.P.R. Goods and Services (EXPIRED)  : PURE RYE WHISKEY. FIRST USE: 1942. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1942  Filing Date June 25, 1942   Registration Date June 20, 1944 Owner (LAST LISTED OWNER) BALTIMORE PURE RYE DISTILLING COMPANY THE UNKNOWN DUNDALK, MD.

I guess you can date your bottle very specifically with the information you sent me.  The Company was using that name BPR (Baltimore Pure Rye) beginning in 1942. I'd guess it has a value if total full of $50-80.  Digger.

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From: Tanyakoch2

To: Digger

Subject: R. B.  Grainger Distillery

Date: 01-02-2003

 Digger. . . . Nice article by the way!.  I have an R. B.  Grainger flask several receipts and several certificates for "Free Whiskey" - "Good until used" that I found in a steamer trunk.  I cannot find anything on this distillery except that the paperwork all say Louisville Kentucky, or Kansas City Mo.  These are dated 1915 to 1916.  Any clue? Thanks. . . . Jim

I was not able to find much more than your found.  There were over 900 distilleries in the United States around that time so it is not surprising that information is scarce. Digger

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From: Sheila To: Digger Subject: Ink Crock with original contents Date: 01-02-2003

 Hi I recently purchased an ink crock (8 inches high and salt glazed, I believe) with the impression "Bourne Denby" on it.  It is still corked and appears to have its original contents.  Does this affect the value of such items? Thanks! Sheila

Absolutely, label and content certainly do.  Contents only in that item might not be much increase in value maybe 10-20% increase.  Digger.

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From: BCcubed

To: Digger

Subject: Light blue old bottle

Date: 01-02-2003

 Hello Digger.  I found a bottle that is from Philadelphia.  It is light blue glass.  It is shaped like a modern bottle but the dimensions are squatter.  You can tell that the sides were made in halves and put together.  A very thick base was then put in, it has oblong bubbles inside the glass.  The rim was then added to the neck, you can see that it was put on separate.  The bottle says TWITCHELL T PHILADa ( the a is superscript ) It is a very light color blue.  Any help would be appreciated.  McLean Bccubed Philadelphia

Twitchell was a soda manufacturer in Philadelphia in 1879 Selden Twitchell was located at 911 Vine St.  Ther is also a smooth base G.S. Twichell soda.  He must have been in business earlier since several iron pontil variants of his bottles are known in shades of green.  He was quite successful so his bottles are relatively common.  Digger

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From: RalfW

To: Digger

Subject: W. W. Lake collection

Date: 01-02-2003

 Digger, In 1994 I began collecting W. W.  Lake's, Jackson Bottling Works, Jackson.  Miss.  Having 60 bottles with 25 different type has been a challenge because there is always one more out there . Seen where on of the bottles back in the early 1980's was $150 now going for.  Recently I have been questioned as to why I do not sell the bottles individually on Ebay.  Is it best to sell as a collection or not? ralf

In my experience, unless you are selling to a collector who wants one or more of the bottles in your collection for his or her collection, you are better off selling them individually.  The problem is that the best bottles sell easily and common stuff is often more difficult to get rid of.  When you sell as a collection, you won't get full value.  the dealer or buyer almost always has plans to make something.  Why else invest your money? Selling on Ebay or anywhere else is work and the seller deserves to make a reasonable profit for their time.  Digger

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From: PHIL IT To: Digger Subject: Date: 02-02-2003

 DIGGER FOUND THIS BOTTLE, THOUGHT YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO LET ME KNOW WHAT IT'S WORTH. FOUND A BUNCH OF EZRA BROOKS BOTTLES ONLINE BUT COULDN'T FIND THIS 1. . .  HERITAGE CHINA @1978 R. H. 73 EZRA BROOKS LIQUOR BOTTLE 185 HOPI KATCHINA BOTTLE No. 7 TY FOR ANY ANSWERS YOU CAN GIVE ME.  COWBOY

According to one source these bottles were made beginning in 1971 with a different one being made each year until 1979.  They are numbered with 1971 being NO. 1 and 1979 being NO. 8.  Yours lists for about $35.00 the 1971 or NO. 1 lists for $80 or so.  Digger.

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From: Peter Hill

To: Digger

Subject: Soda Bottle

Date: 02-02-2003

 Hi Digger I've been looking around and trying to find information on my old French soda bottle.  I found one on your website with a picture from Dans Mills which is practically the same but mine sais "D Fevre marque Deposer 3 Veritable Seltzogene D Ferve Paris".  I was wondering if you could tell me or show me how it works.  The wire is rusty but we were able to open it, it has a glass straw attached to the top that goes all the way down to the bottom and has a short glass straw that's about an inch in diameter that goes through the top half.  From Crystal in Australia.  

I have just finished an article just about to appear in Antique Bottle & Glass Collector magazine that answers your  question. I will post the link here when I put the article up on this site.  Digger.

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From: angels teardrops To: Digger Subject: bottle question Date: 02-02-2003

 Hi , I have a Apolosa spirit bottle , it had bourbon in it , the head cocks off , had this bottle for 30 years , do you know if it's worth something , or nothing???? thank you ,  ,  , Marilyn ,  ,  Australia.

I was not able to find anything under that spelling.  Digger

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From: Jahsterling

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 02-02-2003

 please can you help me, i have a bottle of whiskey that nobody can help me identify. park and tilford distillers co alladin p. a.  private stock all straight whiskeys. the bottle I have also has a musical box at its base which no longer plays show me the way to go home. FULL BOTTLE

 

Your bottle is like the one shown above and they are quite common and usually sell for under $10.  Digger

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From: Michael Flink To: Digger Subject: help on a bottle Date: 02-02-2003

 Is this a worthwhile or valuable bottle ? "Masison fondee en 1724" Marque Deposee" ~picture of man / horse throwing a spear~ "Remy Martin & co. " "Negogiants A Cognac" "France" Thanks Michael Flink

Probably not valuable.  Possibly in 20-30 years.  Stick it up in the attic.  Digger.

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From: acunamata

To: Digger

Subject: FOUND BEER BOTTLE IN BASEMENT WALL HOUSE BUILT IN 1910

Date: 02-02-2003

 Found a green beer bottle 12 inches tall with label, it has a deer Inside a circle , around the circle it says green seal select, there is A paper label under the deer , the label says green seal, bbc, the Buckeye brewing co.  Toledo Ohio, at the bottom of the label it says Guaranteed by the buckeye brg co. under the food and drugs act June 30 1906 serial no. 17207, under the label it says pure and without drugs or Poison, on the bottom of the bottle it says buckeye bottling works Toledo. o. , if you can give me any idea if this is worth anything   Thanks for your Time.  Ken

(REGISTRANT) BUCKEYE BREWING COMPANY, THE CORPORATION OHIO 1501 MICHIGAN ST. TOLEDO OHIO first use of the name shown 1955.  The business called "The Buckeye Brewing Company was doing business under that name in Toledo 1933-1966. they were called The Buckeye Brewing Company also from 1886-1919 which is the time period of your bottle. I'd estimate a value of $40-60 with a mint label. Digger

 

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From: Victoria

To: Digger

Subject: Emailing: DSC00409

Date: 02-02-2003

 Could you please identify and price this bottle for me? It is 9 3/4" tall and is signed Benedictine.  Thank you, Tori

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From: Sheldon Lloyd

To: Digger

Subject: Meister Brau

Date: 02-02-2003

 I have a Meister Brau bottle, !/2 gallon size from the mid 60's.  I cannot find any information on it and have asked many bottle collectors and they have no knowledge of it.  It stands 14" tall & 4 1/2'' diameter with a painted on label.  Is there any value to it?

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From: Larry Keys

To: Digger

Subject: bottle question

Date: 02-02-2003

 My family has come across an old beer bottle that was built into the wall of our house.  We are curious if it has any value.  It is a Whistle clear glass bottle.  It is either a beer bottle (we think it is) or a soda bottle.  It has two rings of writing.  The top says Whistle in large letters and 6 1/2 fld.  02 s.  The other side of the top row of writing says Whistle in large letters and registered below in smaller letters.  The lower part of the bottle says Whistle two times 90 degrees around the bottle and U. S.  pat. off.  bot.  pat.  no.  70843.  1962 rec.  It has a fish scale pattern.  The bottom of the bottle says John Kohlmann Beaver Falls PA.  It also has a 41 and either a C or a G in a small square on the bottom.  Anything you could tell us about this bottle would be wonderful.  Thank you very much.  I'm not sure how this will go through so you could just email back to markey_brew@hotmail. com.  

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From: AC4002

To: Digger

Subject: 1955 Seagram's V. O.  Canadian Whiskey

Date: 02-02-2003

 Hello Digger, I just received a bottle of 1955 Seagram's V. O.  Canadian Whiskey.  I was wondering how much this bottle my be worth? From, AC400

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From: Janelewisclay

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 02-02-2003

 Digger, I'm not for sure if you're the person who should get this but I don't know what type of bottle I have.  My grandfather found the bottle in a creek bed outside of his home in Montcoal, WV.  The bottle is clear and approximately 10 inches in height.  It's cylindrical at the bottom and rectangular at the top.  The top rectangular portion has the date 1939 on one side and 1940 on the other.  The round, bottom portion has New York World Fair around the circumference.  The bottom, round portion is like a globe.  On the flat bottom part it's inscribed with the letters "DES PAT 13045" Do you have any idea how much this bottle is worth? It's not cracked and there is not cap.  Thank you very much for any assistance you can provide.  Colin .  Thank you again for your time.  

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From: Pickle1964

To: Digger

Subject: Hope you can help

Date: 02-02-2003

 My husband found a bottle that is 6 1/2 inches tall it has a screw on lid, it is clear with the words Dr.  King's New Discovery For Coughs and Colds on the front of it.  It has no seams, but on the bottom it has a diamond and a number 2.  On the back it has some air pockets in the glass.  It was found in Osage City Kansas.  Thank You for Your time.  

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From: Edward Clair

To: Digger

Subject: History of longneck bottles.  

Date: 03-02-2003

 Digger, I came across your website when trying to research the history of "longneck" bottles.  Do you have any books or websites you can suggest for researching this topic? Thank you, Ed

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From: Michelle Hayes

To: Digger

Subject: Question

Date: 03-02-2003

 I am looking for any information on the 50's ORANGE CRUSH bottles pictures history etc.  signs that may include the bottle I am doing a project for college and have not found any virtual information at all yet If you can direct me or send me some useful material by email I would greatly appriciate it Thank You Sincerely Michelle Hayes

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From: Enoble99

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 03-02-2003

 hi there.  have you ever seen a big g bottle? they were 1920's and bottled in wetumka, alabama? this was my great grandfather's bottling company---the g stands for goodman.  any help would be so appreciated.  thanks! emily noble

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From: Bob

To: Digger

Subject: Unopened J A Gilka Bottle

Date: 03-02-2003

 If I read on one of your pages that this bottle contains Kummel. A Liqueur. Would you know the age of this bottle and does this look like an original seal. I though somebody put duct tape over it and I tried to peal it off a piece came off and it was like a tinfoil or lead type seal. It has J A Gilka Berlin and This Bottle Not To Be Sold.  Schutzen Str No9 , A design on the bottom. Bottle is 10" tall and 3"x4" w. , Thanks for any help you can supply. Bob Pattelli 

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From: Shannon

To: Digger

Subject: found bottle

Date: 03-02-2003

 I'm not a bottle collector but I did find this bottle at work the other day.  I don't think it's really that old but I just wanted to know if you could give me any information on it.  It says Re Umberto on one side, Peer-amid bottles on one side and Imported & packed by United Purefood Co.  N. Y.  N. Y.  U. S. A.  on the other.  I was just wanting to know the age or what was in it.  I was also wondering what the different symbols on the bottom meant.  Thanks , Brian

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From: Jennifer Miller

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 04-02-2003

 Hi there! Please take a look at the attached picture of my bottle and I'd appreciate any information you can give me regarding origination, age, value, etc. . .  It is embossed with the words "Milks Emulsion" I'm referring to it as a the "Kraft" milk bottle because an old Kraft recipe brochure was included with the bottle.  I don't know if the two are related, but would like to know if this is a Kraft bottle.  On the bottom of the bottle is an embossed upside-down triangle with the letters MT in the middle (the M sitting above the T).  Thank you so very much for your help! jen

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From: Linda Poverello

To: Digger

Subject: old oscar pepper

Date: 04-02-2003

 2/4/03 hi! I recently rediscovered a full pint bottle of 100 proof "old oscar pepper" I obtained from a great friend and bourbon collector in the 1970's.  it was made in 1916 and bottled in 1925.  it's obviously pretty old, but the labels look ok and the wax seal is intact.  is it worth anything to anybody? thanks, linda p

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From: Nancy L Tadi

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 04-02-2003

 My husband found a old bottle in an old factory. it is 7 inches tall. aqua or pale green glass.  In raised letters on front, john graf milwaukee wis.  Other side, the best what gives. trade mark, this bottle not to be sold.  Toward the bottom the glass is cut in a hexagon. with a g raised on the bottom.  It looks like a crown top.  Any info would be appriciated.  Thank you, Nancy

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From: lgotte

To: Digger

Subject: borden's one gallon glass milk jar with metal handle

Date: 04-02-2003

 We have a milk jar from my husbands family it is in good condition, it has a register number and the pictures on all four sides of the milk jar.  The pictures are of Elsie in the sunflower on two sides and on the other two sides are of Elsie holding a jar of milk and a saying --- It's Smart To Be Thrifty she is in a dress, apron and standing on two legs instead of four legs.  If you can find anything out about this bottle please let me know and if you need the registration number to find out more information I will let you know it.  Thank you very much Sincerely, blueangel

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From: IRENE STUDEBAKER

To: Digger

Subject: coke bottle cleaning

Date: 04-02-2003

 I have some real old coke bottles that I cannot get clean there is a white film in it I have tried everything any suggestions would be appreciate these are real old bottles. . . . . . . thank you

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From: Bob

To: Digger

Subject: Sonny Boy Baby Bottle

Date: 04-02-2003

 In very good shape with no chips.  It has a relief of a naked baby boy on the front; eight ounce measures on the back with the numbers, lines, and the word, "ounces"; seams on the sides; and a lip to put on a nipple.  Let me know if you are interested and I can e-mail pictures.  If so, make an offer.  robert

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From: Rosann

To: Digger

Subject: FYI

Date: 04-02-2003

 Noted a query back in July 2001 which you answered wrongly.  There was indeed a company called Barr's Better Beverages which bottled sodas in Hardwick, Vermont up to at least the 50's, probably a bit later.  

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From: michael reed

To: Digger

Subject: Milk Bottle

Date: 05-02-2003

 Digger I have a 1/2 pint Milk Bottle that I found 30 years ago it is in perfect shape.  It is embossed with "Williams Dairy" from "Pontiac Illinois" it also has "A BOTTLE OF MILK IS A BOTTLE OF HEALTH" under lip.  It is round with a ledge for the seal.  It also has embossed lines that run the length of the bottle around the circumfrence.  The lip seam runs the circumference and splits the lip in half.  On the back near the bottom is "SEALED 1/11/14" also it was manufactured by Thatcher Glass Mfg.  I am looking for any history I can get. . . Thanks Mike Reed

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From: Patrick McNenny

To: Digger

Subject: Dr.  Thacher's Bottle, Mixture, Package and Money Back Guarantee Certificate

Date: 05-02-2003

 I have an unopened bottle of Dr.  Thacher's Diarrhoea Mixture along with the Certificate and Packaging.  Very interested in the dating of such material and approximate value.

 

 

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From: Romi

To: Digger

Subject: Hamlin's Wizard Oil

Date: 05-02-2003

 Hi Digger; I was walking across an old mining area on the eastern slope of the Colorado Rockies and out from under an old fallen mine shack I saw part of a light aqua bottle, perfect in condition with HAMLIN'S WIZARD OIL on the front, nothing on the sides, back or bottom.  its 6 1/4 inches tall.  Is there any value in this bottle and can you tell me when and where it was made? Thank you.  Georgia

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From: G. Norman Heaton

To: Digger

Subject: Larkin Co Bottle

Date: 06-02-2003

 Sirs: I have a Larkin Violet Ammonia one pint bottle, complete label attached.  Is this item listed in any of your books? I'll send picture if you're interested.  Thank you .  Norm Heaton

  Ad circa 1926

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From: RICKE RICHMOND

To: Digger

Subject: APOLLINARIS BOTTLE

Date: 05-02-2003

 Dear digger: Am in possession of a bottle marked taunus brunnen schutzmarke Friedrich rosskarbe 3.  No.  11 on the back side.  Any info and Value would be appreciated.  Sincerely, P.  A.  R.  

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From: brian

To: Digger

Subject: glass jug

Date: 05-02-2003

 I have an antique jug made in 1940 it's glass and inscriped in the middle are these letters "mcagstd", the jug is 13 gallons and very large.  Can you tell me what it is, and tell me where I can see pictures of it at.  Thank You P. S.  I would also like to know the value of it and where it came from.  Thanks Brian Thomas

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From: Warren Tanabe

To: Digger

Subject: Gordon's Gin bottles

Date: 05-02-2003

 Digger, Thanks in advance for your time.  We found several Gordon's Gin bottles while excavating around out home in Southern Connecticut.  I wonder if you could help date them.  A picture is attached.  I don't know much about bottles, so I'm using your pages as a guide in this description.  The bottle is clear, basically rectangular with rounded edges and stands about 9" tall, including the glass cork found in one of them.  The front it also rounded.  There are several embossed markings: Front: GORDON'S DRY GIN Back: RECD 810817 (the numbers are a little tough to read) Right: LONDON Left: ENGLAND The mouth looks something like the applied double collar pictured on your 'bottle basics' page, especially the left-most one in the picture, but the mold seam runs all the way up to the top.  The base is indented and embossed with what appears to be the head of a bird with it's mouth wide open.  I'd be surprised if this bottle is rare or valuable since we found a half a dozen, but I would like any information you might provide.  Thanks, Warren Tanabe

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From: Patricia

To: Digger

Subject: Hello, I have a question for you. . . . .  

Date: 05-02-2003

 Hi, I hope that you can give me some information on this bottle/vase/jar I picked up at a thrift store today.  It's about 8 inches high and it looks like a vase to me or some type of bottle that was hand blown and perhaps had a cork because of the rounded top.  At the bottom the words Indespensables INNE look as if there hand engraved into the glass.  There are many imperfections in the glass like bubbles and some lines although it is in very good condition and display no cracks at all.  I tried to find something on the name Indespensables Inne but had no such luck.  my search engine did bring back some sites with foreign language, perhaps this was made somewhere other than Canada or the US.  Thanks for taking the time to read my question and I really hope that you can help me with this.  

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From: Stephen D Beakey

To: Digger

Subject: Appraisal

Date: 06-02-2003

 Digger, G'day.  Whilst cleaning up a storeroom at my home I located seven porcelain Camus 'bottles' (four belonging to one set).  As I wish to receive some information regarding this find, could you advise if there are Credit Card facilities available in order that I forward your fee.  Being resident in Australia it is a time consuming, intricate, and involved process to obtain an International Money Order, something I wish to avoid if possible.  Regards.  Dave Beakey, Australia

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From: dwight mckelvey

To: Digger

Subject: found a bottle

Date: 06-02-2003

 I found a bottle under my shed it has four valves on top was bottled by charles jacquin it had forbidden friut blackberry brandy creme de menthe creme de cacao in it on the bottom it has bottle made in france does this type of battle have any value

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From: Halfmorey

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 06-02-2003

 Crab orchard water company . . . 6 inches tall brown \\ lash's liver bitters 9 And a half inches tall brown\curtice brothers preserves roch ny amyth 10 and Half inches tall\heinz ketchup9" tall clr pat 1900. . pitts ? Any value Involved???

Yes $15, 25, $15, $5 Digger

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From: Anja Loskand

To: Digger

Subject: Bols Apricot

Date: 05-02-2003

 My english ist not so good! Sorry! I've a bottle of lucas bols Apricot Brandy with a ballerina inside.  The bottle has a volume of 0, 5l and the alcoholic content is 29%.  If the music box play, the ballerina is rotate.  So my question is: When was sold this bottle and where.  Thank you! Anja from Germany

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From: jackflash

To: Digger

Subject: e. r. squibb ether bottle

Date: 07-02-2003

 We have these 8-sided bottles in several colors, cobalt, green, brown etc.  will get height and send e-mail when I get all descriptions for each bottle.  Any info would be greatly apreciated.  It does have SQUIBB - embossed below the neck.  

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From: Peacock5

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 07-02-2003

 I have a old bourbon bottle it is of a lady sewing the flag can you tell me something more about the bottle Darin R.  Peacock

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From: Roy Watson

To: Digger

Subject: je mcbrady

Date: 07-02-2003

 Yes, you had a person by the name of Ann ask a question about a bottle that had JE McBrady & Co - Chicago - on your Dec 99 questions & you said you had no info.  Well, that was a company that went out of business in the 1950's.  They were a company that sold all sorts of things like Watkins does.  They sold liniment, vanilla, make-up, salve, all sorts of things.  My grandmother sold stuff for them in the 40's.  Thought that might help the lady Ann if you can still get in touch with her.  Thank you.  

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From: Frank Gault

To: Digger

Subject: Sure Seal Vase Form Rose Pickle Jar

Date: 07-02-2003

 Digger, I'm about to go crazy trying to find something definitive about this pickle jar.  It is 12-1/4" tall, and a light rose color.  Embossed on it is a parrot amid leaves & branches.  The piece looks like a vase, but has a ground top.  There are 3 very small nicks in the inside of lip where presumably the tongs used to fetch out pickles dinged the glass.  Other than that, the piece is absolutely perfect in every way.  Every serious collector who has seen this piece has freaked out, saying it can't be real. . . but they all want it.  I'm aware that fakes exist, but the concensus of opinion from those I trust is that this is genuine.  Do you know anything about SureSeal Vase-form pickle jars? Can you point out how I might authenticate it & if genuine what it's value might be? Thanks in advance. . . . .

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From: healey

To: Digger

Subject: bottle question

Date: 07-02-2003

 Hi Digger, can you give me any info.  on these two bottles.  They are heavy clear glass.  Bottoms have smooth scars.  They are very similar but not exactly the same.  11 inches high 5 inches wide.  What where they used for and do they have any value? Thanks very much.  Frank

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From: Andrene Lasky

To: Digger

Subject: liquor value

Date: 07-02-2003

 I have an unopened bottle of Southern Comfort in the original box from about 1962 what is the value now? Thanks

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From: Kevin Lanthier

To: DIGGER

Subject: Eckels Square Bottles

Date: 08-02-2003

 Hello, I'm sending this mail because of a discussion I found on this page: http://www. bottlebooks. com/questions/March%202001/March_2001_Questions. htm . . regarding square bottles with a cap labeled "Eckels" in a cursive writing as described on the page by a gentleman named Brian.  I have found a rather unusual location which I am researching which makes much use of a large quantity of these bottles, and I am attempting to ascertain their origin.  If you've looked into the matter further since you were first asked about these bottles, I'd be very interested in knowing anything you may have found out about them.  Thank you for your time, - Kevin Lanthier

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From: Bob

To: Digger

Subject: SONNY BOY baby bottle

Date: 08-02-2003

 In great shape with an embossed naked baby boy on the front, marks up to eight ounces on the back, rounded sides to the seams with the words, "SONNY BOY" on one side, a lip to hold a nipple.  Let me know if you or someone you know is interested and I can send pictures by e-mail.  Bob Eggleton in West Virginia

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From: Cathy Donovan

To: Digger

Subject: benedictine bottle

Date: 08-02-2003

 In an old farmhouse we found bottles dating back to the 1880's.  Beer bottles (some still full), 1/2 gal canning jars, ect.  The most interesting one was a green glass bottle that is about 12 inches tall, about 8 inches across at the base then comes up like a Hershey's Kiss.  The wording on it is between two crosses and says 'benedictine'.  Any help would be appreciated.  Cathy

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From: lrollo

To: Digger

Subject: What was this bottle for?

Date: 08-02-2003

 I have attached a picture of a bottle that I dug up about 25 years ago on Charms Road in Wixom, MI, I was working for walled lake schools at the time.  We were cleaning up a site where a farm once stood.  The barn was torn down and we were digging out the rock foundation when I uncovered this bottle.  I brought it home and have never been able to find anything like it.  On the bottom, in the glass it says "S M KEE & CO".  What do I have.  Charles Ne Oublie

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From: healey

To: Digger

Subject: Re: bottle question

Date: 08-02-2003

 Thanks so much for the info.  Frank

 ----- Original Message -----

From: Digger

To: healey Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2003

 3:26 PM

Subject: Re: bottle question 1840-1860 decanters probably polished pontil and possibly cut glass.  Value $90-150 Digger

From: healey

To: Digger Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003

 8:05 PM

Subject: bottle question Hi Digger, can you give me any info.  on these two bottles.  They are heavy clear glass.  Bottoms have smooth scars.  They are very similar but not exactly the same.  11 inches high 5 inches wide.  What where they used for and do they have any value? Thanks very much.  Frank

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From: the gott famil

To: Digger

Subject: Dr.  Thacher's Liver & Blood Syrup

Date: 08-02-2003

 We have a bottle of this stuff with contents, label and cork.  Found it in old family farmhouse on Maryland's Eastern Shore in the attic.  It is amber, embossed on the back and approx.  6-1/2" tall.  Is it worth anything, or should we drink it?

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From: richard puckett

To: Digger

Subject: cardui - unopened bottle

Date: 08-02-2003

 Can you help me determine the value of this item? I have an unopened bottle of McELREE'S Cardui tonic still in the cardboard box along with the "certificate" of "genuineness". . . .  It has a screw top. . . Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks, Richard

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From: Mary Maki

To: Digger

Subject: Hi-lex

Date: 08-02-2003

 Hello I have looked all through the internet and in bottle books and have yet to find a listing for a common bottle with Hilex embossed on the side and bottom.  It is about a quart and it is of the older style top.  ( one that would have used a cork or another style topper.  ) The one I know of I have never seen and does not have an ear on it.  According to the label on the new Hilex bottle they started in 1927 .  does anyone have a picture of a bottle of that vintage for that company?? Thank Yo u Mary

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From: ACO

To: Digger

Subject: medicine bottle with contents question

Date: 09-02-2003

 hello, . . . . i have a question I `m hoping someone can answer for me. . . i have a medicine bottle, 3" high amber cork-top, blown? ( seam stops at shoulder), the label reads. (part missing)( i`ll give what I can read)100 tablet triturates no.  743, HEROIN, ?-12 grain 887113 parker? & Davis & CO.  Detroit Mich.  USA, and it still has the contents.  is this bottle legal to sell with its contents and could you give a possible value?. . from what I read that pharmaceutical bottles especially early ones still with the contents are very sought after?. do the contents still hold their potentness? hope you can give me some information on this thanks, Dee

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From: KAnderson

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 09-02-2003

 I have owned a booz bottle for many years .  The color is deep clear green It is approx 8" tall 4" wide.  Neck over 2" high and is round with lip.  The Bottom has no marks on it and a recessed circle on the bottom.  It has 120 Walnut st philadelphia on one side and 'e c booz's old cabin whiskey on the Other side.  Does not say 'e g'.  Is this old or a different whiskey company? Any help would be appreciated since I do not know anything about glass Bottle.  One corner of the roof has a small hole that appears to have been Cracked off many years.  I bought this because of the color since I am not a drinker had never heard Of the co.  Thanks for any help. . .  Kay Anderson MONROE COUNTY, ALABAMA

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From: Jwebs

To: Digger

Subject: Fowl Decanters

Date: 09-02-2003

 Dear Digger: Attached is an image of one of 12 decanters in a field bird collection (Edition No.  5 of this collection) that my father received in the 1980's.  The decanters were given in lieu of payment for business services.  I believe they are of some value, and would be interested in your assessment.  This particular decanter features a ruffed grouse.  Please take a look at the attached images and let me know your opinion.  I'm interested in selling the entire collection.  Thank you for your help.  Regards, Jeff

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From: Steve & Colleen Peterson

To: Digger

Subject: small bottle

Date: 09-02-2003

 embossing says-"DR.  KING'S NEW LIFE PILLS" mold seam runs to the top of the lip mouth of bottle is round base of bottle-embossed with diamond shape, a number inside the diamond and outside the diamond there is a number 6 or 9 embossed on bottom.  shape-square with round neck color is clear has chip on lip-no cap I would like to know everything I can.  Thank you Steve 

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From: Terry Fisher

To: Digger

Subject: Harry Wilken-William Wilken whiskey bottle

Date: 09-02-2003

 A man named Guy Compton sent you a question about a whiskey bottle with three signitures at the base, Harry Wilken Sr, Harry Wilken Jr and William Wilkin.  The number on his bottle is D230.  I found a bottle exactly like his while quail hunting in the Arizona desert near Morristown 20 years ago.  Were you able to tell Mr.  Compton about his bottle? If so, what information can you give me?

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From: John Lawrimore

To: Digger

Subject: Park & Tilford Musical Liquor Decantor

Date: 09-02-2003

 I have a late 1950's musical liquor decantor with a John Tilford (Parks & Tilford) bourbon bottle inside the frame.  The wind up music mechanism at the bottom still works.  The music box was patented by Swiss Harmany, Inc in Chicago (patent D-177022) What can you tell me about this collectable? Are there other similar bottles to be acquired? John Lawrimore

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From: Helena L.  Puckering

To: Digger

Subject: Old - Avon Men's Aftershave Bottles (Cars)

Date: 09-02-2003

 Hi, just wondering if you would happen to know the prices for: 5 fl.  oz.  Avon Men's Straight Eight Wild Country Aftershave bottle 6 fl.  oz.  Avon Men's Touring Tribute Aftershave These belong to my husband and I can't seem to find them anywhere o the web.  Would you have any idea of their worth and also would you be interested in buying these? I are in excellent condition with aftershave in them.  Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.  Helena Puckering

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From: JEFF PITCH

To: Digger

Subject: hello

Date: 10-02-2003

 can you help me I found a crock its 8-10 inches tall the same with it says bowkers pryox a combined insecticide and fungicide stamped on the front on the top in raised letters it says poision can you tell me how old it is and if its worth anything it has a chip missing out of it the size of a match head any thing you can tell me about it would help thanks jeff pitch jspitch@cyberstreet. com j

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From: M.  Nickerson

To: Digger

Subject: Kessler Cowboy Hat Shotglass Info

Date: 09-02-2003

 REGARDING THIS: Wonder if you can help me identify something.  I have two clear glass cowboy hats that have Kessler on them.  The bottom has a space that looks to be set on top of a bottle.  The top of the cowboy hat is open and appears to hold an amount equal to that of a shot glass.  Am I right in assuming that these set on top of the whiskey bottle and used to measure??? I found these in West Virginia recently and cannot find any information or anyone who knows anything about them.  I am even having a hard time finding anything about Kessler Whiskey on the internet.  I would appreciate your reply to this.  Usually it is not hard to find such information but I am stumped.  Please help.  Thank you so much.  Charm Gay Carrollton, Ky I can't say much about your shot hats but I did find out a bit about the company.  Julius Kessler was president and director of the corporation which first used his name for whiskey in 1935.  The Kessler Distilling Co.  was located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.  Julius Kessler died some around 1953 and the company was purchased by Joseph Seagram & Sons, New York and still later by Jim Beam.  Additional Info: Its a shot glass that is placed on top of a beer bottle , allowing the person to drink the shot and drink some beer as a chaser.  It fits well on domestic beer bottles and suck bot the neck of a whiskey bottle is to small to support it correctly.  We had gotten them about 5 years ago, (in a bar I managed) but I now understand that they are hard to find and the manufacturer of them, is unknown by friends in the Liquor distribution system.  Hope it cleared a little up.  I have one that I can take a pic of and send if you're curious about what it looks like. . .  

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From: John Battle

To: Digger

Subject: Information

Date: 09-02-2003

 Dear Sir/Madam, I was digging a hole down in Darien, Georgia years ago and found a little rectangular bottle.  As you may know, Darien is a very historical area.  The bottle is approximately 3 inches long, rectangular, flared lip, crudely cut on the bottom and it won't stand up.  It has these words printed on all four sides "BY THE", "KINGS PATTEN", "ESSENCE OF", "PEPPERMINT".  It's a really cool little bottle and if you know anything of the history, I would be very grateful for the help.  It wasn't the only bottle I found, several others were also very old.  This one is my favorite.  Thank You, John Battle

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From: srh1

To: Digger

Subject: date of bottle

Date: 09-02-2003

 I have a whiskey bottle embossed (Waterfill&Frazier WHISKEY) tring to get a date of what era it is from.  where would I search.  kenny

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From: Jodie MOORMAN

To: Digger

Subject: NSDA Commerative Bottle

Date: 10-02-2003

 Digger, I found a bottle at a local flea market and was wondering if you could tell me anything about it.  It is an orange 10-12 ounce National Soft Drink Association commerative bottle.  The label reads " YELLOW ROSE of TEXAS" then below that in blue letters "DALLAS".  It has a steer head and a bronc rider on it and is dated 1975.  It is an empty bottle, but the seal has not been broken.  I know that it was manufactured by the Owens-Illinois company, but that is about it.  Any additional information that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks, Jodie Moorman

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From: becker

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10-02-2003

 I have a clear bottle (dug) with a wire porcelain stopper (may not be part of bottle - found v.  close to top.  The writing on the bottle is cursive "Aniello Teti" Philadelphia Pa. (this is on a slant on the bottle) and the word Registered at the bottom.  Back of the bottle - A circle with an eagle in it, wungs open.  Words - "Trade Mark" at the top of the circle and at the bottom of the circle is a box with "A .  T .  " Any help would be great.  Or a book to buy for Phila.  area bottles.  

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From: Mike Jambois

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle inside bathroom wall of 1880 dwelling

Date: 10-02-2003

 This bottle along with some others (clear and unmarked) were inside my bathroom wall.  I am unable to find out much about it.  Can you help? Bottle is in excellent shape with red residue inside.  Cork is damaged.  

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From: donna fetterhoff

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 10-02-2003

 Hi, I have a liquor bottle which I'd like to know a value for.  Would appreciate your help.  The bottle is gray with black speckles.  The front side has two mosaics, one above the other.  The top mosaic is a white horse on a black background.  The lower is a tree on a yellow background.  It is signed Marchet.  On the reverse side it has small knobs [4] like feet and Made in Italy embossed at the bottomThe bottle is approximately 10 inches long and 4 inches wide.  It appears to be a ceramic with a ceramic lid which is sealed.  The foil seal has Girgeamo Luxardo 1821 Excelsior.  Thanks, Donna

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From: CHARLOTTE & DENNY

To: Digger

Subject: bottle inquiry

Date: 10-02-2003

 I found a bottle buried approximately 6 feet under a stream bed in central pennsylvania about 5 years ago.  I would like to get information about it.  the bottle is 7" tall by 2 3/4" wide.  the glass is greenish/blue clear.  the writing on the side says john m.  krug - underneath that appears philada.  it appears that the bottle had originally been capped with a cork.  Thank you for any information you can provide.  

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From: stan of georgia

To: Digger

Subject: just two

Date: 11-02-2003

 I'm not sure of any value or not.  One is a Hutchinson type soda bottle(both found in Altanta, GA. ) it reads Renfro MFG.  Co.  Atlanta GA.  , it's aqua blue.  The other is a medicine bottle with Dr. Biccurs Huckleberry Cordial on it. Also aqua blue.  Any thoughts if these have any rarity? Thanks Stan

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From: EPP7

To: Digger

Subject: Clorox Bottle

Date: 11-02-2003

 My son found this bottle in the woods near our house and I was wondering if is anything of value? Could you tell me a little bit about it.  I'm 64 and I have never seen a glass Clorox bottle before.  The pictures should be self explanatory.  Excellent condition with the top still on.  Amber color.  Approx.  10 in.  tall Attached are three pictures of the bottle.  Thanking you in advance for your help.  Regards, Gene Perna

 

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From: Patty Trobaugh Keaton

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 11-02-2003

 I have a Elvis head whiskey bottle.  The back label : said McCormick Straight Bourbon whiskey 80 proof .  Limited additon.  Distilled and bottled by McCormick Distilling Company Weston Mo Center of bottle in circle American Porcelain with some kind of bird in center Mccormick distilling company designed by BO 3L Harness Paper label on bottom Boxcar Enterprise Inc 1977 Licby Factors Etc in Bear, . DE

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From: Bnbint

To: Digger

Subject: Clorox Bottle 1951 - 54.  

Date: 11-02-2003

 is there a monetary value for a 1951 - 54 Quart Clorox Bottle.  Outline Letytering, grained texture extended down label panel.  

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From: Harrison, John W

To: 'Digger' <Digger>

Subject: sparkletts registered water bottle

Date: 11-02-2003

 I found a registered sparklett water bottle that has a date of 1956 on it.  The bottom of the bottle has top to bottom "SPARKLETTS 3 MG 56 REGISTERED 5924 L. A. CALIFONIA" on it.  The front top to bottom has "DISTILLED WATER - NO MINERALS & NO SALTS USE SPARKLETTS DISTILLED FOR STEAM IRONS AVOID CLOGGING AND EXPENSIVE REPAIRS GARGLES MEDICINAL SOLUT CHEMICAL AND OTHER LABORATORY USES SPARKLETTS DISTILLED MADE BY EXCLUSIVE DOUBLED PROCESS FOR EXPERT STANDARDS OF THE US PHARMACOPOEIA FOR DISTILLED SEALED, MAY BE STORED INDEFINITELY IF SEAL IS UNBROKEN SMITH-EMERY CO.  CHEMISTS AND ENGINEER, CERTIFY NET CONTENTS 1/2 GALLON SPARKLETTS DRINKING WATER CORPORATION LOS ANGELES SAN DIEGO.  What do you think this is worth? Is this the one your looking for? John

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From: Misty Tomlinson

To: Digger

Subject: Quaker oats statue

Date: 12-02-2003

 Hi, I have a 5 inch statue of the quaker oats man.  I was wondering if it is worth anything and if it is where can I sell it.  Thank you so much for your time.  Misty Tomlinson Have A Grateful Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Get more from the Web.  

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From: Cb24

To: Digger

Subject: lotion bottle

Date: 11-02-2003

 I have come across this Jergens hand lotion bottle.  This bottle is about 6in in height.  large base with tall slender neck.  On reverse side of bottle has jergens lotion logo with flowers also bellow that says 8. 25 fl.  oz.  On side of bottle showing says below logo cinti, o.  45214 Belleville, N. J.  Burbank, CAl. , Perth, Ont.  prid.  in u. s. a.  How old is this bottle? what is this bottle worth? here is a picture This bottle is made of I believe to be milk glass.  

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Amy, I will need to see the mouth of the bottle.  Digger

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From: Amy Lockard

To: Digger Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003

 1:39 PM

Subject: BOTTLE APPRAISAL

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From: J. R.  

To: Digger

Subject: Milk Bottle query

Date: 11-02-2003

 My cousin has a huge glass milk bottle -- probably 2 or 2. 5 gal -- with a raised star on the bottom and on one side and a cow standing in grass on the other side.  Above the star is the word milk, below it 1890.  Can you tell us if this is a legitimate antique or a reproduction and, in either case, how much it might be worth? Thanks, J. R.  Wilson

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From: Robert Knuist

To: Digger

Subject: WASHINGTON BOTTLE

Date: 12-02-2003

 Hi, My name is Robert and I was wondering if you could tell me any thing about this Washington bottle? Figure is painted on glass with the name "WASHINGTON" in raised lettering at bottom of bottle. I would appreciate any info.  you could provide.  Thanks, Robert

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From: joe d galvan

To: Digger

Subject: 1929-30 pint clorox bottle

Date: 12-02-2003

 Hello!! I found an old Clorox bottle while cleaning out an old barn.  I've identified the age but wondered about it's value.  Many thanks for your expertise.  Barbara

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From: Paul Dobrolovich

To: Digger

Subject: Light Bulb Bottles of liquor

Date: 12-02-2003

 Hello, I have a gift set box with 6 light bulb shaped bottles containing different liquors.  The company is G.  C.  Thompson & Company.  the symbol for the company has 3 lions.  It says it is imported from Italy and also has Troy Hills, NY on it.  The bottles are completely sealed and have tags on them with NY on it.  No UPC exists.  There are 3 digit numbers on it.  How old is this company? Liquor? Are the bottles worth anything.  Everything is just as it was bought.  The box is in great shape and the bottles are untouched.  Thanks, Paul Paul Dobrolovich

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From: Tdbrothers

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 12-02-2003

 do you know what a lewis 66 pint bottles from cinn. ohio

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From: Laura

To: Digger

Subject: Whiskey Decanter

Date: 12-02-2003

 I have a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Decanter in the shape of a confederate soldier riding a horse.  The paper label at the base says REBEL YELL on it.  On the bottom is Rebel Yell Southern Collection 1969 and Original Design form the Stitzil Weller Distillery.  The horses head is the top and the soldier at one time had a sword in his hand but that is now gone.  Can you tell me anything about this.  Is it worth anything or not? Thank you, Laura Lee

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From: Jahster

To: Digger

Subject: VINTAGE WHISKEY

Date: 12-02-2003

 Please can you help me.  I have a bottle of whiskey and I am having problems identifying it.  Park and Tilford All Straight Whiskeys Private Stock Alladin P. A.  This particular bottle has a musical box at its base and did play show me the way to go home.  One full bottle.  

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From: Cynthia Pless

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 13-02-2003

 I have a bottle which is orginal that is marked fall 1959 and fall 1966 on it with this # 06039875 on the front of the bottle it say Old Fitzgearld . . . . on the back it still has the orginal price $6. 20 dated jan 12 and also says VA A. B. C.  the on back above the writing which tells company name it has . . . . . . . Venetian Decanter. . . . . can you by chance tell me how much this bottle might be worth today. . . . . and there is nothing in it. . . . . just the bottle itself with orginal price etc on it. . . . thanks. . . .  

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From: Kathleen Rogers

To: Digger

Subject: Whisky etc.  

Date: 13-02-2003

 Digger, We want to know where and how to sell a collection of whisky bottles-complete with whisky that has still the seal intact.  Bottles such as Replicae Moricae decanter with pewter top from Nurnberg, Germany to Potters Premium 1975-Jugoslavia-Peeterska (bottle hanging on tree with pear growing inside. . . . just to name a few. . . Like Motzart made in Austria, Crown Royal in cloth bag.  Napolean brandy autographed. Riyak Cgarters Gydsib's Bay Rye Whisky 37 years old.  This is just a few of the collection.  The greater majority have become unique as they are no longer available for Purchase.  Beautiful ceramic jugs with whisky. . . book like containers and figurines.  Hopefully you could direct us.  We don't want to go to auction.  Thank you.  _______________________________ Vic Logan______________________________

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From: RobTaylor

To: Digger

Subject: My Codd Bottle

Date: 13-02-2003

 Hi Digger found your web page tonight.  My codd bottle has seams each side to the neck and the top has been applied (is that the termonology). bottom embossed 4162 9 inches tall It is embossed on the back Cannington Shaw and Co Makers Sthellens the front is most interesting to me it is embossed Hednesford Hills Mineral water and the crest in the middle reads MW TS Co.  I actualy live only a mile from Hednesford Hills in Staffordshire.  I have never heard of Hednesford Hills Mineral Water.  Actually got the bottle in a second hand shop in Aberdovey Wales £3. 50 How old is my bottle, Have had a bargain Would the mineral water be bottled in Hednesford How can I find out about Look forward to your reply Rob

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From: RainbAngle

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 13-02-2003

 I have a 16 0z pepsi-cola clear bottle , i can' t find anything on it Thought you could help me .  O n one side it has a squaer with a circle & the Letters pepsi- cola throu it the letter ( r ) under the second p , under The squaer it has 16 fl, oz, ( 1 pt) , around the top it has no deposit * no Refill do not litter, on the bottom it has 1248 il l, 66 .  On the Other side it has a squaer & circle with pepsi throu it.  The bottle looks Like little dots all over it.  .  The letters are embossed or raised .  Any Help you can give me would be app .  Thank you rainbangle

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From: john clune

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 13-02-2003

 Digger-I've got a rare and toe up jug I wanted to check on.  It is a broken-reglued hutchinson bottling works supplies advertising jug.  I've never seen another one-have you?

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From: Kay <

To: Digger

Subject: RE: Pitcher question

Date: 13-02-2003

 Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me if the pitcher I have is as I was told a Clevenger Brothers reproduction, South Jersey sandwich glass? I know nothing about it, and do not even know where to start looking, without going through the whole public library.  Any help would be appreciated.  I will add a couple of pictures.  Kay Dawson

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From: Sue Wright

To: Digger

Subject: Gombault Caustic Balsam

Date: 14-02-2003

 Hi Digger, I have two of these types of bottles, with the label more readable.  The bottles are in excellent shape with even some balsam left in them.  Sorry I do not have photo's of the bottle as of yet.  These are two examples I could find.  I have not been able to find much at all about these bottles.  I was wondering if you had any information.  Thanks Sue Wright 

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From: Frank Kowalski

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 14-02-2003

 I have a set of three Amber, Strap Sided, Anchor Flasks: 1/2 Pint; Pint, Quart.  What are worth on the current market? All my reference books are old and/or do not list them.  Frank Kowalski, Winchester, VA

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From: ldvertisingandgraphics

To: Digger

Subject: Rehm Root Beer

Date: 14-02-2003

 Dear Digger, My grandfather and a gentleman by the name of Evers started the Evers Rehm Bottling Company in NY in 1908.  My grandfather continued it until I believe around 1940-42.  I have heard that their bottles had the company name on them.  Could you tell me how a person would find out any information about these bottles and the company itself.  My great grandfather and grandfather were also members of the NY carbonated bottler's Association.  I have all kinds of convention flyers, programs, even a couple of newspaper clippings about them, but can't find out anything on the web.  (I did have a lovely lady with the current bottler's association who sent a book, but it didn't tell me anything about the NY chapter or any details, just the bottling history. ) I know I'm asking alot, but perhaps some of your reader's have come across something.  I'd really appreciate any help you could give me.  Thanks, Sherrie Hardin

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From: TheNman1

To: Digger

Subject: JACQUIN'S 4 SECTION BOTTLE

Date: 14-02-2003

 I have filled bottle of this 4 section bottle filled never opened, I think its pretty unique.  Could you tell if there is any worth to it.  Iím sending you a picture.  thank you Nick Martino

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From: Cloud

To: Digger

Subject: Indian Queen Bitters Bottle

Date: 15-02-2003

 I have a very old Indian Queen bitters bottle in amber color.  My grandfather found it in an old farm house.  It is embossed with a date that says 1867.  It is in great condition except for a very small chip in the lip.  It also has a small piece of glass in the shoulder seam that appears to be left over when taken out of the mold.  What do you know about the rarity of these bottles and value? Thanks, Marilyn

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From: simb

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 15-02-2003

 I have a question I have been doing our family tree and found that tunes had a bottling company in london and canada.  our family name is tune how do I see what the bottle looks like and what info do you have on the company.  thank you debbie

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From: Shannon C.  

To: appleby@planetcable. net

Subject: embossed antique bottle question

Date: 15-02-2003

 Hello -- I found a site with lots of buried glass.  It appears to have been a lab?? as there are several glass tubes -- some solid, others hollow.  Several bottles are clear glass, embossed (raised lettering) with "Ammonium Carbonate (NH4)2 CO3 (with the 4, 2 and 3 lowered).  The side seam ends at the beginning of the bottle top (BIM?).  There is glass "cork" with round coin shaped head.  The bottle measures approx.  4 1/2" (without top) 7" around with 1X3" neck then approx.  3 1/2" "lip" (rolled or flared lip).  It has a smooth base with faint marks on bottom . . .  appears to be 6 "letters" in a circle -- I can only make out an M and an A (on opposite sides with two "letters" between them) . . .  they don't seem to be embossed unless they are raised on the inside of the bottle.  The condition on the one I picked up is excellent, there are others that the condition is fair (missing lid or possible damage).  I don't know if these are worth anything or worth going back to do some more digging.  Hopefully one of you can help! THANKS SO MUCH for any help you can give me!! A bottle "collector" in North Carolina ===== Take Care ~ Shannon

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From: Bigpike

To: Digger

Subject: old dover bourbon whiskey

Date: 15-02-2003

 I am a carpenter in Joliet Il.  who uncovered an "Old Dover Bourbon Whiskey " half pint bottle in an 1919 Victorian basement crawlspace.  It is rectangular in shape, it has the marking of "Federal law Forbids Resale or Reuse of this Bottle " on the back, it also has the D-201 72 N 40 code on the bottom. On the cap it has the "Century Liquor's" logo stamped onto the metal type twist off cap. On the front it has a State of Illinois liquor tax stamp in the shape of this state. Although the lable is in tact; it is quite dusty but fairly legible.  Any info for dating / company history you may have time to send would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, Curt

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From: Kathy Haynes

To: Digger

Subject: An old bottle I found

Date: 15-02-2003

 I live in Northeast Georgia and found a bottle several years ago with this inscription. . . POYTHRESS 1856.  The word POYTHRESS is written in a circle with the date in the center.  The bottle is small and clear and appears to have once had a liquid content that has long since dried. .  Thanks for any information.  Kathy Haynes

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From: Elizabeth Ranquist <

To: Digger

Subject: bottle question

Date: 15-02-2003

 Dear Digger, I dug this bottle in Salt Lake City U. T.  about 20 yrs.  ago. I would appreciate any info you could give me.  Bottle is cyl.  10 3/4" h.  to top of neck.  Sloping collar with ring just below that.  It has a 2" lady's leg neck, slightly sloping shoulders.  The seam is barely visible on cyl. , it is bold on both sides of shoulder, and one side of neck.  The ring on collar is sloppy.  The glass is whittled, emerald green.  The embossing reads "KING GEORGE IV WHISKY" no [e]"PROPRIETORS" "THE DISTILLERS COMPANY LTD. " Thank You.  

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From: Jeff & Gina Fuhrmann

To: Digger

Subject: GROMMES AND ULRICH BOTTLE CHICAGO

Date: 15-02-2003

 Hello, I have serched the web and cant find any info on some bottles I have.  I was Hopeing you could help or direct me to some info on grommes and ulrich of Chicago.  I have a 1/2 gallon clear glass hand blowen acid etched jug with Applied loop handle and pontil, marked grommes and ulrich whosale liqours Chicago .  Also a five gallon red wing crock marked gromes and ulrich.  On This one I think grommes is misspelled. i also I have a 16 ounce paper label Flask of national club burboun from grommes and ulrich.  These were given to Me by an old friend and antique picker many years ago just before he passed Away.  I have had no luck in books or on the net .  Could you help or guide me To some info please.  Thank you Jeff fuhrmann Pawnee illinois

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From: TINA Herbert

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 15-02-2003

 Hi, I have a bottle that I been trying to identify for some years now and after seeing your website would like to know if you may be able to tell me about this bottle.  It's a clear glass pumpkin seed style bottle.  It has a painted picture of a red jockey with roses sitting on a yellow horse.  The saddle blanket and the jockey both have the number 7 on them.  The lid is a cork ringed glass horse shoe shaped topper.  On the bottom are the numbers 65 and 69 with either the number 1 or letter I encircled.  Also on the bottom are the words "LIQUOR BOTTLE".  Any information that you could provide on this bottle would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks, Joe Herbert

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From: Wayne & Hollie Chastain

To: Digger

Subject: bottle found

Date: 16-02-2003

 I found a bottle in the woods near an old (100yr old) homestead and am curious of its origin.  Hope you can help.  The bottle is 3-3/4 inches tall and is similar to a baby food jar in size.  If you look at the bottle from a top view It has a round opening which has a coarse thread similar to a baby food jar but the jar is octagon shaped.  This jar has the word ?MOROLINE? on 5 of the side panels all in caps.  The word ?MOROLINE? is also on the bottom of the jar twice.  Don?t know if this is important but was found in Alabama.  Any help you can give would be appreciated.  Thanks, Wayne

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From: Nanapam

To: Digger

Subject: help!

Date: 16-02-2003

 can you tell me what its worth? I have a 5 gallon aqua bottle.  the bottom says 1929, the front says arrowhead, los Angeles, around the top of the bottle says, registered-penalty-for private use fine and imprisonment.  the height of the bottle is 19 1/2 and 10 1/2 inch wide, gooseneck circumference is 7 inches 2 1/4 inch wide 1/2 thickness of glass.  its in good shape.  the bottle has small shapes of arrowheads all the way around it.  I cant find any information on it, can you help me.  thank you.  pam

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From: Eburns

To: Digger

Subject: Cyrus Nobel Set

Date: 16-02-2003

 Hi, I was wondering if you would be able to help me to find out the value of a "Cyrus Nobel" decanter set that we have? If not do you know who might be able to help us? Thanks, Erica

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From: John Battle

To: Digger

Subject: Information

Date: 16-02-2003

 Dear Sir/Madam, I was digging a hole down in Darien, Georgia years ago and found a little rectangular bottle.  As you may know, Darien is a very historical area.  The bottle is approximately 3 inches long, rectangular, flared lip, crudely cut on the bottom and it won't stand up.  It has these words printed on all four sides "BY THE", "KINGS PATTEN", "ESSENCE OF", "PEPPERMINT".  It's a really cool little bottle and if you know anything of the history, I would be very grateful for the help.  It wasn't the only bottle I found, several others were also very old.  This one is my favorite.  Thank You, John Battle

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From: John Battle

To: Digger

Subject: RE: Information

Date: 16-02-2003

 Thanks for the quick response.  I'm sure you have many good bottle stories.  Here's one that may interest you.  I know people have found bottles in the past that had something in them, such as a coin or other artifact.  I found a Confederate camp in south Georgia around the same time period as digging the bottles.  It was a field that was plowed and in the plow lines, I found three clay or beer bottles.  According to my bother, and sometimes he is right, the bottles were of the same time period as the Confederates that had camped there off and on for several years.  I took the bottles home and after several months, started to clean them up by removing the soil that had built up in the necks of the bottles.  The soil inside the bottles was very sandy, just like the beach.  When pouring the contents out on a table, I found 8 toenails.  They were pretty nasty.  But I just couldn't help jumping back in my mind to that camp in the woods, seeing a Confederate soldier of the 5th Georgia Calvary sitting on the ground picking his toenails and putting them in that bottle.  He thru that bottle in the woods with no idea that some 120 years later someone would find that bottle and look at his toenails.  I found some really nice artifacts in that camp.  Thanks again for the help.  JHB

 -----Original Message-----

From: Digger [mail

To:Digger] Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2003

 7:33 PM

To: John Battle

Subject: Re: Information I also dug one of these bottles.  they are quite early probably 1830-1840s.  I'll see what I can find.  Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: "John Battle" <battle4@adelphia. net>

To: <Digger> Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2003

 6:51 PM

Subject: Information > Dear Sir/Madam, > > I was digging a hole down in Darien, Georgia years ago and found a little > rectangular bottle.  As you may know, Darien is a very historical area.  The > bottle is approximately 3 inches long, rectangular, flared lip, crudely cut > on the bottom and it won't stand up.  It has these words printed on all four > sides "BY THE", "KINGS PATTEN", "ESSENCE OF", "PEPPERMINT".  It's a really > cool little bottle and if you know anything of the history, I would be very > grateful for the help.  It wasn't the only bottle I found, several others > were also very old.  This one is my favorite.  > > Thank You, > John Battle >

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From: M. Nickerson

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Kessler Cowboy Hat Shotglass Info

Date: 17-02-2003

 Sorry I was not implying as requiring an answer.  I saw the post where the woman asked for info, and you weren't quite sure what she meant, and since I have a glass like that I decided I may help shed a bit more light on it.  Good luck catching up on the backlog.  Respectfully,

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From: Bosspops1

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 17-02-2003

 Sir, A friend asked me to try to find out about a bottle given to him as a present for his home bar.  It is a heavy clear glass with the name John Schue and Son, Detroit Michigan.  It also has a pump on the top that seems meant to be operated by your thumb.  Any help you can provide would be deeply appreciated. bosspops1

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From: Mark

To: Digger

Subject: Question

Date: 17-02-2003

 I have a Whiskey Bottle that is the statue of george washington bottled by Frankfort Distilling CO, On the label it says " RARE ANTIQUE " " American Patriot Series ". .  Could you give me some information on it and value ? Thanks Mark

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From: Teresa Crabtree

To: Digger

Subject: question

Date: 18-02-2003

 I have a 1901 Jack Daniel bottle with a shot glass cork top approximately one gallon.  I would like to know what the value of the bottle would be today.  Thank you very much.  Jonathan Crabtree

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From: TThompson

To: Digger

Subject: O'Phinnay Bottle

Date: 18-02-2003

 I have a clear 6 1/2 oz bottle.  I would like to know how old it is? It has the name written on the front, looks like it is either O!Phinnay or O!Lhinnay, underneath that it says, Lexington Bottling Works, Lexington, MO.  I don't know whether this had beer or pop in it.  Please let me know if you have any ideas.  

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From: Pam

To: Digger

Subject: CUNSUMPTION BOTTLE

Date: 18-02-2003

 Hi, about 4 years ago I dug up this bottle in my back yard in northwestern penna.  I have looked in the antique books for it and I found the price in the kovels ninth edition of antique bottles.  As far as I can tell it is worth about $330 dollars.  It is in beautiful shape.  No cracks, chips just a l title dirt I could not remove.  What do you think pam

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From: Pam

Subject: Re: Nice bottle but it would be the pontiled variant that might bring that amount.  That is one of the problems with the general price guides.  In mine you see a pciture of the bottle and complete description.  I'd guess more like $35 than $300.  Digger

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From: EJ Goza

To: Digger

Subject: bottle value

Date: 18-02-2003

 Sir this bottle is triangular shaped and is 3 inches tall by 1. 5 inches wide, is cobalt blue, with the circle in the center containing a bee.  Bottle has Baltimore abbreviated as BALTO. and patent applied for with no numbers.  I also have a clear, round jar that's four inches tall with a slogan in raised letters that says "none better in all the world" , a map of the world on the jar and a diamond shape with the letters JFG in the center.  Probably peanut butter or mayonnaise came in it.  I'm really curious about these two, especially the McCormick bottle.  I've heard that triangle bottles always contained poison, is this true? These were dug up in north Georgia.

 I bought a bottle in Canada about 30 years ago that I would like to know the value of if possible.  It's a medium brown and cream crock bottle with a wire bail /stopper a diamond shape in the center of the bottle with John Milne BREWED GINGER BEER STONEHAVEN, other information on it also.  Perfect shape.  Thanks for any help you can give me.  Eva

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From: Derek Johnson

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle

Date: 18-02-2003

 Hi I found a bottle in my Grandprents tomato patch and was wondering if you could tell me what it is, how old it is, a little history about it and how much it is worth.  The color of the bottle is clear and the height is 5 inches.  The base is 2 inches Base: Smooth with embossing.  Embossed #s are D230 (upside down triangle with a W and a T in it(see picture below) 12-5 and uder it is M-845-A | D230 ----- 12-5 | | \ W / | *NOTE* | \T/ | Triangle is not that big, it is | \ | The same size as the numbers | M-845-A | Maybe a cm or 2 bigger ____________________ Shape: The shape of the bottle is some-what rectangular then gets skinnier for the mouth piece.  | | | | | | / \ / \ (rounded)--> / \ <--(rounded) | | | | | | (also rounded)

 ---------- (also rounded) ON THE FACE: there is an embossed design on it.  There is a picture of a mans face in the center and he appears to be wearing glasses.  Behind him and smaller and to the right of the picture is a barn house or school house or something 2-storied.  To the left of the face is a little town it seems.  On the sides of the bottle are wheat or something about 2 1/2 to 2 inches tall and between the, are the words: FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE There are 3 names in cursive at the very bottom on the bottle.  Between each name is a small star They read: Hrry E.  Wilken Jr.  Jerry Ellilkon Sr.  (not sure about the last name) William (F or T) Wilken

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From: Mark & Colleen

To: Digger

Subject: bahamas bottle

Date: 18-02-2003

 We recently found a bottle while on vacation on Long Island in the Bahamas.  It is an dark olive green bottle, square shaped.  Approx 9 1/2 inches tall tapered 3" at top to 21/4" at the bottom.  It is a cork top.  It reads E. KIDERLEN on the side and 5.  on the bottom of the bottle.  Someone told us it is a gin flask probably from Cuba.  Could you let us know what you think it is and how much it is worth?? Thanks, Colleen Luttman

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From: Travis Household

To: Digger

Subject: teko bottle

Date: 18-02-2003

 I have a soda bottle marked TEKO in an Asian type writing.  I have looked everywhere to find out if it's unusual.  Can you help? Thanks! June

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From: Steve & Cindy

To: Digger

Subject: hayden coffin

Date: 19-02-2003

 hi.  I am a keen kiwi bottle collector and I have found a interesting pot.  It is called Hayden coffin tooth powder.  It is a green blue glass and in the shape of a Egyptian coffin. Can u tell me a value ! I have a few people who would like to get their hands on it or any information on the piece. thanks . . . photo attached

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From: T Tuck

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 19-02-2003

 Yes I have a decanter of kentucky straight bourbon whiskey 1849 which is on the top of a plug that comes out and was made by Stitzel weller dis.  it is 86. 8 proof 4/5 quart 7 yrs old the bottle is a Man of War decanter dark brown with the Horse Man Of War in Gold print on bottle can you tell me how old and if it is worth something? Thank you T TUCK GOD BLESS YOU

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From: MARKHER

To: Digger

Subject: Patent Medicine bibliography

Date: 19-02-2003

 Mr.  Odell, I am researching the diaries of a 19th century hypchondriac, who made use of a variety of patent medicines, mostly for asthma and hay fever.  Can you suggest any book or books which discuss the medicines themselves, rather than their bottles? Specifically, I am interested in the ingredients (where known), the manufactures, dates of production, and the like.  Among the medicines are "Hair's Cure" and "Green Mountain Cure" (for asthma) and "cigares asthmatiques".  Any advice you can offer will be greatly appreciated.  Regards, Mark Herlong

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From: Donna Schoeben

To: Digger

Subject: cleaning a bottle

Date: 19-02-2003

 I purchased a glass bimal crown top bottle through Ebay and it has some haze on the inside.  What, if any, is the best way to clean and get rid of this haze? Thank you for your time Donna Schoeben

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From: Duggan, Derek

To: Digger

Subject: fish bitter?

Date: 19-02-2003

 Digger, I don't know much about bottles so I figured I could ask someone who does.  My grandmother has a fish shaped bottle in her window which very much resembles an old bitters style bottle.  I have looked through a few books to try to identify the bottle but havnt had much luck.  I do know that the bottle has no markings saying "bitters" or dates.  From what I have read, the bottle, if it is a bitters, should say something. . . . . . . . . right? Did bitters come in unmarked fish? The bottle is amber and about 11 and Ĺ inches tall or so.  What can you tell me.  She also has an old soda bottle that says Empire Soda works.  The bottle has tons of bubbles in it.  I think that it was made that way.  Any info you can offer dealing with these two items would help me a great deal.  Thanks Derek

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From: Carl

To: Digger

Subject: Bragg's Arctic Liniment

Date: 19-02-2003

 I recently found a small medicine bottle with "Bragg's Arctic Liniment" embossed on the side.  It is round, aqua, and about 5 inches in height.  It has a rolled lip and a distinct pontil scar.  Is it worth anything?

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From: Ring

To: Digger

Subject: Question

Date: 19-02-2003

 Could you tell me what a bottle of BOLS Gold Creme De Menthe with a ballerina inside that has never been opened is worth? We got it for a wedding gift in 1971.  It has a label on it that has the numbers 09147591 if that means anything.  Thank you, Eileen

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From: TWANA TRAVIS

To: Digger

Subject: coke bottle

Date: 19-02-2003

 My husband has a clear coke bottle that has the date 1894on the bottom it is a no return bottle, and it held 10 fl oz of coke is it worth anything? Ronda

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From: jwtab

To: Digger

Subject: Liquor Bottle #33

Date: 19-02-2003

 Where can I obtain information as the to value of a 1974 Halburton China Decanter, unbroken seal, filled with Kentucky Straight Bourbon.  I have tried e bay, and other collectors but was unsuccessful.  It is a Fire Engine made for fund-raising purposes for the Mooseheart-Mooshaven Endowment Fund from the '70's.  The Mooseheart Fire Engine, "Spirit of '76 decanter is number 8, and it has a tag.  Thank you for your response.  JW.  

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From: Electric Lettuce

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 19-02-2003

 digger, I have found an old guinness beer bottle at a second hand store.  it has 2 labels, one that is a guiness label and the other says "guinness is good for you".  The bottle is small, rather skinny, and brown glass.  one label is perfect although the other one is a little bit scrunched down in one area.  they are both yellowed.  I was basically just wondering when this bottle would be from, and if it could be worth anything.  I can be reached at emilypriestley@hotamil. com

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From: Miguel Floyd

To: Digger

Subject: Oh Please answer me!!!!

Date: 19-02-2003

 Digger: I found a question that is exactly like what my friend is asking me as I type.  She is in Florida without the internet and asked me to look up the value of a jar (as if the internet is full of that type of info).  Can you please give me the probable value on these items: 1- Approx 3. 5" high, 1. 5" wide with Liberty Aid Soft Drink Base, Collin Memphis 2- 3 1/2" tall flat shaped and embossed, Horlick's malted milk lunch tablet bottle, with a screw on lid.  Thanks - Angela:

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From: Precision #1

To: Digger

Subject: Emailing: Picture 003

Date: 20-02-2003

 Digger, I found in the basement of an old home there liquor bottles, the 1st is an old bottle of Otard Coqnac and the other is a collectors editin California brands bottle which is in a statue shaped bottle, and the 3rd is a full liquor bottle from Zurich.  (All of the bottles are full and have never been opened) I was hoping you can tell me a little about them.  Thanks Much

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From: NONA TUSSEY

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 20-02-2003

 Mr.  Odell I have several bottles in my collection that iam unable to find out exactly what they are and where they came from.  Really would like your help.  One is emerald green , seven inches tall round, and has Clinton bottling works Augusta Georgia on it, also is blob top.  The next one is emerald green, seven inches tall, round, and has e.  Sheehan Augusta Georgia on it and it too has a blob top.  I believe they are soda bottles.  I live in Augusta but have not been able to find very much information about them.  Thank you bunky the bottle man

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From: Kammer, Bill

To: 'Digger' <Digger>

Subject: LaPlace's Indian Turnip Pectoral Balm

Date: 20-02-2003

 Digger, About a year ago, you were nice enough to answer the question I sent you about an ancestor's patent medicine bottle in your May 2001 comments.  I reprint question and answer below.  In any event, I still have not located one.  Because I am not a collector, I am hesitant to buy your entire Volume on Indian Bottles but would be willing to reimburse you for simply a Xerox of the page on which this bottle is pictured.  Thanks for your help.  Bill William N.  Kammer San Diego, CA 92101 I am not a collector but a descendant of the pharmacist Basile LaPlace (1830-84) who lived in New Orleans and LaPlace, Louisiana, and supposedly developed and successfully sold the patent medicine described in the subject line.  I came across a reference to your guides on eBay.  Have you ever seen a bottle fitting this description? Would you have any advice for how I might search for one? Thanks.  Bill Kammer Yes Bill, the bottle is pictured in my book, Indian Bottles & Brands.  Embossing along with the the proprietor's name is Indian Turnip Pectoral Balm.  They are fairly hard to come by.  Diggers in the New Orleans areas and dealers from that region would be the best bet.  I have had a chance to buy one over the years.  I'd expect you'd have to pay a good sum for one.  Try running an ad in the Antique Bottle & Glass Collector Magazine.  Digger.  

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From: Lona

To: Digger

Subject: jars

Date: 20-02-2003

 Dear Digger I was wondering if you could help me I have three green quart size jars that say water on one side and juice on the other side . the other two sides has a measuring lines on them was wondering if they were antiques and if so do you have any idea on there value . I would appreciate if you would let me know .  Thank you Lona Pottorff

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From: Onepharbour

To: Digger

Subject: E. C.  BOOZ's OLD CABIN WHISKEY

Date: 20-02-2003

 Digger: I purchased an Amber bottle at a thrift shop with this embossed on it.  It looks just like the one in your article.  The bottom states Wheaton NJ .  It definetely says E. C.  BOOZ's on the side, not E. G.  I wondered if you could help me identify it.  susan Pittsburgh, PA

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From: ElijahBlue1971

To: Digger

Subject: CRASS Beverage Bottle and Big Beverage Bottle

Date: 20-02-2003

 Dear Digger, Hi.  I cannot locate any info on either of these beverages, or the respective bottles.  Wondering if you can tell me age, rarity, value .  .  .  anything.  I'll take a picture and forward via email at your request.  Thank you.  Susan CRASS: Clear, 10 oz.  7 1/2" tall Round, straight-sided Flared lip, applied taper No label, embossed "CRASS" (block letters), "Delicious Beverages" (cursive) embossed bubbles Good condition Big: Clear, 10 oz.  10" tall Round, straight-sided Flared lip, applied taper Top 1/2 has some simple design Bottom 1/2 has a label (partially faded/worn off) Front: The label reads "Big" in large letters.  "PURE CARBONATED BEVERAGES" is spelled in small letters.  Back: "Brown's Bottling Company, Richmond, VA"

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From: Diane

To: Digger

Subject: Miniture Bottles

Date: 20-02-2003

 Where do I find a miniature bottle collectors club that deals in miniature bottles of spirits (Whisky and Rum, ect) I would appreciate a reply from you as I have a collection of 1400 miniature bottles Tom

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From: S Stevens

To: Digger

Subject: Poison

Date: 20-02-2003

 Hello Digger, I am sure you have been asked this question before, But unfortunately, I have not been able to find the answer.  I have a poison bottle, which I have included the picture of.  That is a 79 in the center of the bottom, with a small vertical 7 on the left, and a small vertical 3 on the right.  The bottle is in very good condition, with the cork still intact and approximately 30 diamond shaped pills, with very little powder.  I have found only one other of these bottles on the web so far.  **havenít looked a lot :)** and it did not have the cork or the contents.  Could you please advise on price, and origin, and any other information you might have on the contents.  **These are not triangle shaped pills, but Diamonds.  ** Any Reply would be appreciated, Thank You, Susan; Joes, CO ~~Tame The Beast Within, Ride~~

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From: Iron Kettle-Johannesburg <

To: Digger

Subject: my bottle

Date: 21-02-2003

 Looking for history, age, and value.  Smooth base with circular ring, has raised embossed letters YS on bottom height 8 1/4 " neck to lip is 2 1/2" aqua in color with seams on both sides of bottle up over top of the lip one side of bottle says mineral springs limited Toronto other side of bottle says York springs has a two letter logo and Toronto just above the base on one side is a small number 3 all lettering on bottle is raised.  This bottle is unique, as a small child my Mother was always told that her grandfather was a wood carver.  He hand carved small wooden grave diggers tools and placed them inside of this bottle.  The bottle is sealed with some sort of brownish red hard material.  This story his photo and the bottle have found its way to me his great grand daughter.  Thanking you in advance, Karen Warren Lewiston, Michigan

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From: jack promtong

To: Digger

Subject: Vase.  

Date: 21-02-2003

 Hi Digger.  I have a pretty good size of glass vase that etched by Perry Coyle.  Can you help me on this.  If not where can I get help to identify the age and the value of it.  The vase is 11" tall 7" diameter.  The top and the the bottom bowed in . The mouth diameter is 3-1/2" and the bottom is about the same. Around the vase was etched the dolphins, the whale and sea gulls.  The color is ocean like color. Perry Coyle name is on too.  If you can help me on this and want to see the picture of it please let me know.  Thank you and appreciate.  Jack.  I forgot to tell you the vase has pontil also.  If this would help.  Thank you again.  Jack.  

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From: Charlie, Jocelyn & Sam Wishart

To: Digger

Subject: gun bottle

Date: 21-02-2003

 A friend has an old, he believes gin bottle, moulded in the shape of a pistol a fair amount of detail.  It is made of clear glass with pouring end of the bottle being the barrel.  He thinks the brand name of this gin was Jack K. . . . . . .  made somewhere in the NE portion of U. S. A.  We would like to know anything about this bottle.  

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From: Shelley Tears

To: Digger

Subject: Value of this Keasbey & Mattison bottle?

Date: 21-02-2003

 Hello Digger, I just recently found your site while searching the web for antiques and the value of them.  My mother has acquired quite a collection of bottles and this one that I am sending you pics of, she found underneath a house we tore down on her property.  The house was built in the early 1900's with renovations done to it's floor and such in the '50's.  This bottle, if you are able to make it out, has the words 'Keasbey and Mattison', Chemists, Philadelphia on the side of it.  It is dark (cobalt) blue, and except for some minor cleaning, my mother didn't want to handle it too much, so it doesn't look very well in the pics.  It has some weather damage to it, being buried for quite some time, but it is intact without a crack anywhere in it.  Would you please notify me as soon as possible as to the value of this bottle? My mother has no real intentions of parting with it, but would like to know if it is worth anything.  Some things that people call antiques are just clever replicas as she is finding out.  I appreciate your help on this, as does my mother.  Shelley Tears, Colchester, Illinois

These bottles are usually worth between $10-20.  Here's the story. Keasbey & Mattison

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From: J Bartlett CPA

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 21-02-2003

 I found a very small, about two inches, bottle in my yard when we were digging for new landscaping.  The bottle is blue glass and has 'VICKS' raised lettering on the side.  Is it worth anything.  JB

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From: JohnFulginiti

To: Digger

Subject: question about a bottle

Date: 21-02-2003

 I have a bottle that sounds like a description you gave of the bottles of whiskey Al Capone sold to Bugs Moran.  I have a picture which is attached.  Could you please tell me if this is the stuff Capone sold? Also, do you know what were the names of the liquor or beer Al Capone sold? thanks a lot john fulginiti

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From: Walter Jones

To: Digger

Subject: Webb's London

Date: 21-02-2003

 Hi Digger, I have a bottle that I just pulled out of hiding, in a box of bottles in a storage locker, that I haven't seen for about ten years.  I think I remember finding it in a book for a large sum, but I can't be sure it's the same bottle.  The memory isn't so reliable anymore.  I've listed the other bottles on eBay (mostly old Coke), but I hesitate to list this one until I know a little more about it.  The problem I'm having is none of my books or sites I've checked have anything on it.  If it's the bottle of my memory it seems it should be everywhere, but I'm unable to find it.  The bottle is a 9 1/2 inch amber torpedo, with Webb's on one side of a two piece body, and London on the other, with a blob top.  I've attached two pictures in the hope that you can tell me something about it.  Thank you for any help you can give.  Regards, Walter Jones

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From: Jeff and Debbie Wajda

To: Digger

Subject: reserve bottles please

Date: 22-02-2003

 Hello, I would like to purchase 3 bottles: 1.  Dr.  Kilmers Indian Cough Cure $30 2.  Galvin's cough cure $25 3.  Dr.  Ball's greatest of cough cures $40 Please e-mail me with instructions on how to get money to you, address and total including shipping.  Thanks Jeff Wajda Mukilteo, WA

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From: OSammy132

To: Digger

Subject: Hai & Haig Black Scottie Decanter

Date: 22-02-2003

 I have a sealed bottle of Haig and Haig in a Scottie Decanter.  This is from the Black and White series.  Could you please give me some information on value?

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From: rheann

To: Digger

Subject: Medicine bottle?

Date: 22-02-2003

 The two bottle were found at a logging camp dump in Northern California many years ago.  They are full and seem to be hand blown, even though perfect in shape.  I have no idea of contents, maybe opium? Bottles are 4" tall, one has white liquid and the other red.  Any information would be appreciated.  Thanks, Rheann

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From: Scott W Moran

To: Digger

Subject: Old Bottle

Date: 22-02-2003

 Sir, I have found a bottle brown in color that appears to be a bottle inside a bottle, on the outside it says Elephant Steam Bottleing Works- Birmingham Alabama do you have any ideas about age or value ? Thanks S. W. Moran

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From: GJD

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 22-02-2003

 Hi digger! I have a 11inch black glass "patent" whiskey bottle.  Patent embossed on shoulder-H.  Heye Bremen on bottom.  Three piece molded with applied lip. In mike Russellís book civil war bottles and jars vol. 3 he lists the value at xxxx.  I bought several bottles from mike, and wrote him as to the value.  He wrote back that it is a rare bottle and couldnít put a value on it.  The bottle is in excellent shape with only slight inside stain which I have not tried to clean.  I would sell this piece or consign it to auction, but am not sure of its worth.  I would appreciate any info you could give me.  I am a novice bottle collector from Pittsburgh pa and bought the bottle years ago while visiting fredericksburg va.  thank you.  gjd

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From: Dorothy

To: Digger

Subject: avon bottle

Date: 22-02-2003

 Hi, I have an unopened bottle of Avon (Vintage Year 1979 decanter) - Sweet Honesty Perfume - 2 fl.  oz. . .  and am wondering if it is worth anything.  Can you help? Thanks so much, DJ

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From: janie anderson

To: Digger

Subject: identifying bottles

Date: 22-02-2003

 Dear Digger, Any help identifying these bottles would be appreciated.  Thanks  The blue delft shoes are j. c.  boldoot * Amsterdam, perfume bottles.  I think late 1800's early 1900's.  They had Dutch perfume and were souvenirs, for foreign countries.  Any idea of their worth? The tall bottle is a Cliquot Club beverage bottle, celebrated, America.  possibly ginger ale.  Seams seem to go to the very top.  I don't know the value or date of it.  The little (flask maybe) is quite purple from being in my window for 30 years and is a horseshoe with stars where the nail holes are and a larger star in the center of the horseshoe.  The seams only go to the neck and seems to be blown from there.  The neck is crooked and uneven inside.  The bottom is a FMR with a c around them and they are all drew together so I'm not sure if there's a F.  The one with paper label is "Worrell's exterminator and disinfectant.  Kills bed bugs etc. .  Sedalia, MO.  It's a lite green bottle with lite brown liquid inside.  Thanks Janie 

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From: seaway

To: Digger

Subject: The Mason

Date: 22-02-2003

 It a light green almost lime green Fruit Jar .  The is in script and Mason in block letters.  In a circle raised is a 3 also the jar is full of seed bubbles and more bubbles its a screw top with a seam.  The m encircles the.  Have been unable to find any info. . .  Thanking you for your help, I know how very busy you must be. . .  

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From: Ginny Reynolds

To: Digger

Subject: Question

Date: 22-02-2003

 Hi Have found a stoneware bottle in the attic gray with blue lettering, 10 inches tall Letters=- J Hindles Pop Please tell me any information you might know about this Thanks Ginny

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From: Nancy E.  Brown

To: Digger

Subject: Brown bottle

Date: 22-02-2003

 I found a little brown bottle that is about the size of the cobalt Vicks Vatronol bottle.  It says Vicks Va tro nol.  It has 3 V's on the bottom.  Is it of a different year or what Thanks, Nancy

From: Dalfeig

To: Digger

Subject: Little clear bottle I found

Date: 23-02-2003

 I am a land surveyor and come across bottles once and awhile.  Recently I found a little 4-1/4" clear squarish bottle with a stopper type lid (no screw top).  A seam goes up the corner and stops at the lip of the bottle.  On one side it says: N. Y.  DRUG CONCERN NEW YORK I found this in Columbia County, Oregon.  Any ideas about it? Thanks, Jean

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From: janie anderson

To: Digger

Subject: Bueno bottle

Date: 23-02-2003

 Dear Digger, I may have forgot to ask you about another bottle.  It is a med.  green soda pop bottle, by Coca Cola bottling co.  Alamosa, Colo.  on the bottom and on the sides it is embossed, Bueno.  Thanks, I'll keep a look out for your info on your website.  Janie,

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From: Rick kern

To: Digger

Subject: hello digger

Date: 23-02-2003

 is it real or a repo? rolled lip seam stops below the lip less then half way up the neck, no embossing on it any where.  thanks for your help rick kern Attachments:

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From: Mary Murray

To: Digger

Subject: Mason 1858 Patent Nov 30 - 5 Gallon size???

Date: 23-02-2003

 Digger, We have a large Mason Jar and on the back it has an eagle and 7 stars -- on the other side it says Mason Patented Nov 30 1858.  What is this??? Is it a pickling jar??? It's about 18 inches tall and 9 inches in diameter. . .  Please let me know what this is and if you think it is an original.  Thanks.  

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From: LMckn

To: Digger

Subject: D-126 Whiskey Bottles

Date: 23-02-2003

 Hi Digger: I am in possession of a few Clear Glass # DES PAT 92901 Mad in the USA bottles I am curious about their value and how do I clean then to keep from ruining them.  Thank you.  Hon.  Lucille M.  Mcknight (D)

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From: mohand

To: Digger

Subject: WHEATON BOTTLE

Date: 23-02-2003

 Digger, I bought a puce colored wheaton flask with the seam going right to the top.  I don't see this color amongst the other wheaton bottles.  Can you give me a price.  Thanks Beverley

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From: Peter Stines

To: Digger

Subject: Pop's Best (????)

Date: 24-02-2003

 Digger, I work for a library and a patron asked about a bottle she found.  Have you ever heard of "Pop's Best Quality Beverages" ? She said that the numbers 1802 or possibly 1892 appear on the bottom.  (I suspect it's 1892)It also has "Beaumont Texas" on it.  I've checked several books on Beaumont history, but no luck.  I plan on taking some pictures and some measurements and can forward to you.  None of the books we have on bottles mention this brand.  I'm wondering if it was a soda pop bottle ? Tahnks for any help.  Peter Stines

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From: Sam Guyette

To: Digger

Subject: Digger (nickname????)

Date: 24-02-2003

 My stepfather was called Digger O'Dell.  He was from Central Illinois.  Never did find out why.  He was an electrician (rewinder of electric motors).  Loved fishing, camping, and complaining.  Wondered if you could possibly have a connection to Illinois?

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From: dreamcruzr

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 24-02-2003

 To whom it may concern: I don't know if you can assist me with identifying and dating two decanter type pieces.  I have NO knowledge in this field at all, and haven't requested information from anyone else yet.  I'll also attach a few pics I took of the two decanter bottles.  Both decanter/bottles have been in the family for at least 70 to 80 years that I know of.  They appear to be a "set".  Both are marked on the bottom with the name: Erven Lucas Bols, Amsterdam, Holland, and a date that appears to be 1575; plus another painted name that comes immediately after Lucas Bols name and looks like "ANND or ANNO" (?) -- plus an icon or logo painted at the end of the painted signatures. . . . and an etched or scrated signature that is exactly the same on both pieces.  One piece has a cork attached to the stopper on top, and measures approx.  8 in.  high (includeing the stopper) X 6 in diameter at the widest part.  The other decanter measures 8 1/2 in high ( without any stopper ) X 5 1/2 in diameter at the widest part.  I hope you can help me identify the type of decanters these are, the age, their use, and possibly their value.  Please see the attached pics.  Thank you so much.  Jack Klepper \ \ \ / / / ( 0 0 ) -~~~-oOOo~~ ( ) ~~oOOo-~~~- Esther and Jack

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From: Radstar

To: Digger

Subject: coca cola question

Date: 24-02-2003

 Hello My husband recently found four 26 ounce/1 pt.  10 fl oz.  coke bottles in his parent's basement.  We were wondering if they're worth anything, common, collectible, etc.  They're green and have cities names on the bottom as below Bethlehem, PA Chattanooga, Tenn Houston, Tex The other one doesn't have a city/state, but they must have been made before state official abbreviations, I'd say.  They all say trade-mark (3 are printed-one is embossed).  Thanks so much.  So nice of you to answer questions.  Barbara Barbara J.  Radebaugh Marblehead, Ohio

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From: Jim Brogan

To: Digger

Subject: seltzer bottle

Date: 24-02-2003

 Dear Digger, I've had this seltzer bottle in my family for awhile.  My father picked up some time ago with the intentions of getting it refilled for everyday use.  Unfortunately, he could never figure out how to remove the top.  Eventually it fell into my hands.  I'm curious if there is any way to safely refill this so that it may be used again.  The bottle is from "Rosen Bros.  Brooklyn, NY and the bottom says that it was made in Czechoslovakia.  The bottle's top says "Rosen Bros.  B'KLYN 54" on it.  I'd appreciate any help you can provide.  Thanks, Jim Brogan

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From: Patrick Lukens >

To: Digger

Subject: Pe-Ru-Na and Rawleigh's bottles

Date: 24-02-2003

 Mr.  Odell, I have recently acquired a couple of bottles I am hoping to date, and having done a websearch, I have found your site.  Please see http://teach2. eac. edu/history/bottles. html for pictures of the two bottles.  The first is a Peruna bottle with the label about 70-75% intact.  The pontil mark in unclear in the photos, but it appears to be two small concentric circles.  The seams do not go all the way to the top of the lips (BIM?), but where they stop I cannot tell - the lip still has the original cork label on it and still has a cork in it.  The base shows the typical Dr.  SBH&CO of the Peruna line.  The label is in both English and German.  Do you know when Peruna went out of business? The Rawleigh's bottle has a lable about 90-95% intact.  The side seams go all the way to the end of the lips (ABM?).  It is embossed on the back with Rawleigh's name.  This one is questionable because Rawleigh's is still in business today, so I have no idea how old it might be.  The man who sold it to me said "1902" from looking at the pontil, but I'm unsure.  Aren't those that have seams all the way to the lips post-1905? I assume Rawleigh's complied with the 1906 PFD Act, as they are still there today.  Thanks for your time.  

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From: DnlSeg

To: Digger

Subject: Vento Wine bottles

Date: 24-02-2003

 I have recently discovered two wine bottles with raised lettering saying "Collectors Item Vento Wine Cleveland Ohio" on the bottom.  the bottles stand about 11 in.  high and still are intact with what looks like wax seals.  One is a hunter with his dog sitting on a tree stump, and the other is a old drunkard sitting on some kegs of wine holding one on his head.  The hunter bottle has a crown with a N underneath but the other one dose not.  Can you give me any information on the history and value of these bottles? Thanks, Daniel

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From: Tenngirl14

To: Digger

Subject: Bitters Bottles

Date: 24-02-2003

 I have these bottles and was wanting some information on them.  The value & rarity.

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From: Terry Schaub

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 25-02-2003

 I am researching a medicine called LALLEMAND'S SPECIFIC AND ITS SAINT LOUIS REPRESENATIVE JOHN H.  BLOOD.  I have found some adds but they dont specify if a pill or liquid in bottle might you have book you could check to see if this was a bottled product time period 1864 - 1886

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From: chris Sprague

To: Digger

Subject: Hello A Quick Question For You

Date: 25-02-2003

 My father lefted me with a Jim Bean Genuine Regal China 1975 #145 model #dag-kac it is a bottle of black Army type boots along with a Army Helmet on top of the boots I have looked all on the net and have found nothing on this peace would you know how much this item is it is in mint condition.  Thanks Chris Sprague North Haledon NJ

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From: Jay Shasteen

To: Digger

Subject: H.  WHEATON AND SONS

Date: 25-02-2003

 I have this hutchison style bottle with H.  WHEATON AND SONS NEW BEDFORD, MASS and a whale in the center.  Do you know anything about this bottle? I have enclosed a pictures to help identify it.  Thank you, Jay

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From: Ann Okelberry

To: Digger

Subject: A ? 4 u

Date: 25-02-2003

 Howdy.  I am planning to list a "Dr.  D.  Jayne's Tonic Vermifuge" bottle on eBay.  In researching the bottle, I came across your website, which has a lot of interesting information about Dr.  Jayne.  Would it be okay to have a link on my auction to your website, so people could read more about the bottle and Dr.  Jayne? If it isn't okay, then thanks anyway, and I enjoyed your website.  Regards, Ann Okelberry

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From: Edwin H.  Siemion

To: Digger

Subject: champagne bottle???

Date: 25-02-2003

 Can you help? Never been opened.  What is it worth. . . .  1923 Heidsieck & Co.  Monopole dry Monoplole

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From: Jscot

To: Digger

Subject: Mascot bottles

Date: 25-02-2003

 I have two McCormick football mascot whiskey bottles and I cannot find any current information on them.  They are vintage 1970.  Can you suggest a resource.  Thank you.  J.  Scott West Branch, Ia

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From: Daniel Sears

To: Digger

Subject: J. A. GILKA

Date: 25-02-2003

 I have an unopened bottle of J. A. Gilka wine dated around the turn of the century that is in near perfect condition and still has the original seal and paper label.  It was found in the basement of an estate being liquidated at auction.  I don't think there are to many bottles of this type and condition around.  I would think that an unopened bottle in this condition would have significantly more value.  What do think the value would be at auction? Thank you DJS

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From: Kelly

To: Digger

Subject: Whiskey bottle I think

Date: 25-02-2003

 Hi, I have a stoneware jug that is brown on the top portion and beige on the lower portion.  In grey lettering is "C.  Person's Sons Buffalo - New York 1/2 gallon.  It has been in my family for years.  Person is my family surname, and I am curious to know about this bottle.  Please help if you can.  Thank you.  Kelly

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From: THE LEMONS FAMILY

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 25-02-2003

 Hello, We have a clear glass bottle with the markings: Gibson's Kant Slip on one side and Sure Grip Gibson's on the other.  The letters on the bottle are all raised.  It is about 12 ins.  in height and 3 ins.  in diameter.  It has a 3. 5 in neck.  The bottle also has a set of 3 ribs down each side.  There is a marking on the bottom that looks like an anchor with the letter H in the center of it, the number 67 and 40 are on each side of the anchor symbol.  Also on the bottom are the words "Patent applied for" with D-9 just above the anchor symbol.  Beneath the anchor symbol is M-32 8 6.  Above the Gibson's Kant Slip words, it states "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Reuse of this Bottle".  Also, Gibson's is in cursive on both side of the bottle.  Can you tell us anything about this bottle? Thank you, Robin Lemons

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From: Tara <saraleighcake

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 26-02-2003

 I have a miniature Wheaton Elixir of Life bottle, purple, and I was wondering, how can I tell if it's a reproduction or not? In general, how much are they worth? Thank you! Tara

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From: Pesbaltimore

To: Digger

Subject: Torpedo Bottle

Date: 25-02-2003

 I have found a clear 9" torpedo shaped bottle w/ an applied blob mouth.  Embossed with Islington London, Webbs Double Soda & other waters, To Her Majesty.  Can you tell me about the History and value of this bottle? Thanks Pete Brady

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From: mary nemec

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 26-02-2003

 I acquired a bottle with " Johnson's WOOD DYE" half of it's contents.  Label is shabby about 30%. S. C. JOHNSON &SON "The wood finishing authorities. " looks like 3 piece mold and bottle on bottom is marked (embossed) S. C. JOHNSON & SON RACINE WIS.  WITH THE NUMBERS- 6 THEN A SQUARE WITH A 0 IN IT AND THEN A 5. No clue about it and what it might be worth.  the cap is some kind snap closure and say's JOHNSON"S ARTISTIC WOOD FINISHES.  please help.  

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From: Rachel Pickett

To: Digger

Subject: Glass Motor Oil Bottle

Date: 26-02-2003

 Digger, I recently came across a glass motor oil bottle (Standard Oil) with a metal tip.  The bottle is in great condition.  I was wondering if you could give me an approximate value and a time period as to when it might have been manufactured? Thank you for your help.  Rachel

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From: Ted Muzika

To: Digger

Subject: Question.  

Date: 26-02-2003

 Hi Digger, I have a bottle from I.  Rokeach and Sons INC.  The bottle is 10. 5 in high and 2. 5 in Diameter.  It is clear and the mold seam stops at the lip.  The front of the bottle read like this.  I.  Rokeach & Sons INC OIL REFINERS Brooklyn, N. Y.  Registered The back of the bottle has a 4 in Star design and above that design is a 2 in apple like design.  Any thing you could tell me would be helpful.  

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From: Larry smith

To: Digger

Subject: 1903 Hammís beer bottle

Date: 26-02-2003

 hello, I have a 1903 blue green beer bottle made by Hammís which has a paper label with the name new brew on it, can you tell me what it may be worth and when and how many produced, thank you larry smith

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From: Byrd377@wmconnect. com

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 26-02-2003

 Hi digger, I found several old bottles, one is a Atwoodís jaundice bitters Bottle ,  in great condition, another is a bromo seltzer bottle which is Blue, and also national remedy company bottle from New York,  a Warnerís safe Cure bottle , from Rochester New York,  , can you please tell me how much any Of these would be worth.  Thank you ,  robby

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From: sarah contreras

To: Digger

Subject: spainsh bottles

Date: 26-02-2003

 Digger, I have two Spanish glass figural bottles that is a woman and a man, the man is a matador and the woman is a Spanish woman holding a fan, they were made in Spain by dalmauhermanos Tarragona.  that is all I can read off the bottom of the bottle they seem to be some kind of wine bottles because there is a cork in the top of their head I will try and send you a picture of them.  any information you can give me on these bottles will be greatly appreciated they were my mothers. sarah contreras

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From: OSammy

To: Digger

Subject: Scottish Terrier by Royal Adderley

Date: 26-02-2003

 I have a figurine (decanter) in fine English bone china filled with "Black & White" Buchanan's blended scotch whisky.  It is a Scottish Terrier by Royal Adderley created exclusively for James Buchanan & Company Limited.  It is made of fine English Bone China and hand decorated.  The seal is not broken.  It is dated 1970.  Can you give me some information on the present value?

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From: Look/Crane

To: Digger

Subject: we have bottles from Cottonwood Az.  that we need to identify?

Date: 26-02-2003

 Hi Digger! What do you know about Baker Bottling Works in Cottonwood Arizona? We have green bottles that appear to be pop bottles but are octagonal after the neck.  They are very thick.  They are six ounces.  They are iridescent .  The lip looks like old coke bottles.  The Baker Bottling Works is embossed around the bottom of the neck.  At the base of the bottle is a star and the number 30.  Baker one letter at a time is embossed on the neck below the lip but above the bottom of the neck.  Thank you for your help.  Please advise as to worth and age .  Sincerely, Jennifer and Bob Look We would appreciate answer ASAP

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From: Barbara Greene

To: Digger

Subject: Whiskey Bottles

Date: 27-02-2003

 I found a few bottles of unopened Brandy and Whiskey bottles, dated 1912 to 1930.  The Whiskey's are from distilleries in Tennessee and Kentucky.  The Brandy is Napa Valley dated from 1912.  The labels are still in tact, and the Whiskey and Brandy is crystal clear.  I was wondering if you would have any idea of the value, or would know of someone who would.  

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From: ELDIABLOONLY

To: Digger

Subject: Navy Rum Decantor - Sealed Full

Date: 27-02-2003

 We Have a set of six Navy Rum decanters all sealed and full, never out of box, they were commissioned for Andrew and Fergies wedding.  Do they have any value?

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From: Hope Walker

To: Digger

Subject: Info on Bud delicious Syrup (waffle syrup by Budweiser)

Date: 27-02-2003

 We have had this bottle of Budweiser Waffle Syrup for a while now just sitting in our china cabinet.  Now we are wondering about it.  What is its value? How long ago was made? Why don't they make it anymore, etc. . .  Can you help.  I have sent you a picture of it.  Thank you, Hope Walker

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From: Mr Fish

To: Digger

Subject: help

Date: 27-02-2003

 I have a distilled water bottle (says on the front)- "Seitz & Co.  New York, 417-421 E.  90th Street, Registered" . . . .  I'm trying to determine what year(s) this company was in business, thus when this bottle was produced.  Can you help me with any advice in my search.  Thanks in advance for your help, Wayne Haring (Mr.  Fish)

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From: CHARLES GRIFFIN

To: Digger

Subject: bottle question

Date: 27-02-2003

 hey I was wondering what this bottle may be used for and its worth? charles

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From: Wayne Padgett

To: Digger

Subject: 1 gallon whiskey bottles

Date: 27-02-2003

 I have several bottles (full w/original boxes & empty).  Some have a plastic pump (Smirnoff Vodka) and some have a pouring cradle.  I am interested in finding information on these.  1 Seagram's VObottle has a label "86-8 proof" & "1964" on it.  Can you help? Thanks, Wayne

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From: Drexel Ace

To: Digger

Subject: 5 old bottles

Date: 27-02-2003

 Hi Digger, When I was stationed in the Seattle area in the mid 70's (Bremerton to be exact), our landlord asked that we dig up a hillside for him.  We found 5 old bottles that I've carried around since.  They're all fairly plain: All are clear glass.  --One has a patent on it: Patent 90963, probably an old medicine bottle.  Has little jug handles near the top.  --Two look like pint whiskey bottles.  One is a bit fancier than the other, which is very plain.  Both carry the "Federal law forbids" notation.  The fancier one has the letters "NDI" in a crest on both front and back.  --The final two are small, perhaps 6 ounce or less, like miniature (by today's standards), pop bottles.  They have number codes on the bottom, and also what looks like a logo - an anchor with a capital "H" interlocked.  I wondered if any of these are notewothy? Thanks.  Drexel

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From: HICKSCATWORKS

To: Digger

Subject: ROBT TURLINGTON BALSAM OF LIFE

Date: 27-02-2003

 I have a bottle that I caught in the James river in my clam tongs- a small Lt, blue green on front side it says--robt turlington for his invented Balsam of life--back side -by the kings royal patent Granted--side-London---side-jany------ I have seen a bottle like this a Thomas Jefferson museum- please help to date this bottle and is it worth Anything-- william

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From: victory397

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion pontiled btters

Date: 27-02-2003

 Hello could you PLEASE tell me if the amber SIMON'S CENTENNIAL BITTERS TRADEMARK - bust of george washington came open pontiled.  now I'm talking about the Ring/Ham-S110 How does one tell the difference between the originals and the REPOS?

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From: Gray005son

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 27-02-2003

 Hi Digger, love your website feel like I fell into a pit of never ending bottle info. I have looked at your state bottle collectors and was trying to find web sites based on location by town.  a lot of my bottles were produced during the late 1800 to early 1900's in very small towns, some of these towns no longer exist or the bottling company is out of business. i don't know if all the towns had bottle manufacturing or if someone else made them for them. How do I find out, for example:THE CORLEY DRUG CO. CLARKSVILLE, TEXAS.  Thanks in advance grayson mcgill DeKalb, Texas

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From: The Brinckmans

To: Digger

Subject: Glass bottle

Date: 28-02-2003

 Dear Digger, I am writing to you since you seem to be very knowledgeable about antique bottles.  I have listed a bottle on E-Bay as a piece of Clevenger Glass.  However, now I am not sure that it should be listed as such.  I do not want to misrepresent my items.  The bottle/flask in question measures 5" high and is 4 3/4" wide and has a rough pontil mark.  It also contains air bubbles and straw marks and is not uniform in shape.  Could this piece be of another manufacturer and could it be of an earlier date? I have attached photos of the bottle and the item # on E-Bay is 2618565046 if you wish to take a look at the auction.  I would like to re-list the bottle and give a true accurate description of it.  Any information as to age, history or value would be most appreciated.  Respectfully yours, Ruth from Pa.  E-bay Seller ID:

From: Digger

To: The Brinckmans

Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2003 1:19 PM

Subject: Re: Glass bottle

It may be a poison flask. At present I can't take the time to research it for I will eventually get to your question. I think I remember an article a year or so ago about such bottles in Antique Bottle and Glass Collector...but it would take too much to track it down. Check in McKearin and Wilson's American Glass.----- -----

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From: DBoyett

To: Digger

Subject: Nurser

Date: 28-02-2003

 Can you give me any information on the baby bottle below? Age, value and any other info you can.  Thanks Donnie Boyett

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From: Ed & Vickie Kirbus

To: Digger

Subject: corn for the world bottle

Date: 28-02-2003

 I noticed the question on the corn for the world bottle on your June 2000 question sheet.  My question is I have a corn for the world bottle which is olive green, seamed almost to the lip but not over it, contains air bubbles, but it has not pictorial on the back.  It is just a smooth backed bottle.  The condition of this bottle is very good.  Can you give me info.  on this bottle and a possible idea of its value.  Thank you. . . Vickie Kirbus I forgot to add that the bottle is 8 Ĺ inches in height and has a smooth bottom.  The bottle as I stated is in very good condition but it does have a small scrape on the clear backside.  Thanks a bunch?. . Vickie Kirbus Hi, I just snapped these pictures to help in the research of this bottle.  Thanks again. . . Vickie

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From: kenneth plank

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 28-02-2003

 Hi Digger, I am a relatively new bottle hunter and I enjoy your site.  I was wondering if you knew the best way to find dig spots.  I live in Washington State and I have run out of spots to dig.  If you have any information that could help me I would be very grateful.  Thank You, Kenneth Plank

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From: CHARLES GRIFFIN

To: Digger

Subject: Re: bottle question

Date: 28-02-2003

 

 I was wondering if you might know anything about this bottle.  It was found in a yard nearby and not in any books.  Bottle is not chipped or cracked.  Words on bottle are raised and read as follow "Dr.  S.  H.  Thompson Steral Tube Patented June 13 1922 Made in U. S. A. " The bottle is crystal and appears to be stopper top.  We were just wondering what was this bottle used for and maybe a value on it.  Enclosed is a picture of the bottle.  

 

From: Digger

To: CHARLES GRIFFIN Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003

 8:49 PM

Subject: Re: bottle question What does it say on the bottle? digger

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From: CHARLES GRIFFIN

To: Digger Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003

 2:41 PM

Subject: bottle question hey I was wondering what this bottle may be used for and its worth? charles

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