January 2003 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2003

From: waring

To: Digger

Subject: MINATURE CODD BOTTLE

Date: 30-01-2003

 Hello Digger, Please could you tell me something about this bottle, age, history, value, it measures two and a half inches in height the lip diameter is 8mm the base diameter is 14mm, it is embossed with what looks like an arrow passing through a larger letter W and it the number 349 on it. the lip is hand tooled, so I am told. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks Jon.

I wish I could.  It looks like a free sample very cool.  Not much hope either without a name embossed.  Digger.

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From: Dixie Vance

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 19-12-2002 Digger , I found a jelly jar at an auction about two years ago with an embossed marking on the bottom , it looks like an angel with a star above a crown I liked it , I thought it was different. I was just in an antique store today and got four more with the same angel what does the marking mean?

Word Mark ANGEL Goods and Services : OLIVE OIL, CANNED TOMATO PASTE, SOUP BASES, SOUPS, VEGETABLE SHORTENINGS, CHEESE, MACARONI, JAMS, JELLIES, AND SPICES. FIRST USE: 1907. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1907 Filing Date January 27, 1965  Registration Date November 15, 1966 Owner (REGISTRANT) F. MALATESTA CO. DBA F. MALATESTA FIRM MASSACHUSETTS 133 FULTON STREET BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS  This is the only trademark that fit your description.  Digger

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From: BBANMS

To: Digger

Subject: Capital Bottling Works, Jackson, Miss

Date: 31-12-2002 My husband found a cork bottle, green in color which reads Capital Bottling Works, Jackson, Miss on the front and "This BOttle Not To Be Sold" on the back. Do you have any information about this bottle or the history of this company. Thank you.

 

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From: J&M jscott
To: Digger
Subject: what is it?
Date: 01-01-2003

 

Could you tell me what type bottle this is.

This is called a round bottom soda.  Your bottle contained Ginger Ale.  Learn More Round Bottom Sodas Digger

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From: Cheryl Mick

To: Digger

Subject: A bottle we found

Date: 01-01-2003

 Digger, We found a bottle on our farm and we are puzzled as to what it was used for. It is 7 1/2" tall, light green, has had a cork, has an eagle and shied on the front and the word 'WORKS' below the eagle. The bottle has a few air bubbles in it and is made of very heavy glass. Any ideas? Thanks. Cheryl

Likely a soda bottle.  Could be a very good bottle if it looks like this  Digger

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From: Jim and Suzanne

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 01-01-2003

 I have a bottle I got at a junk shop in the New Orleans area that I cannot seem to find any information for online. The dealer said it was a water bottle from around the late 1800's and it was common to the New Orleans area. Supposedly called a Flick bottle because of the leather flick top that it was once sealed with. It's clear glass with the words "Consumers S&M Water Mfg Co Ltd New Orleans La. " I am attaching a photograph. Can you tell me anything about this type of water bottle? Any assistance would be wonderful. Thank you, Suzanne Titkemeyer

Not a 'flick' but a hutchinson soda so named for the stopper style.  The bottle style was popular from about 1879-1920.  You can find other questions and my answers here hutchinson Digger

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From: Comfortedge
To: Digger
Subject: Not sure what this is worth or what it's history is ???
Date: 01-01-2003

The label says Bromo Mint Co. Selinsgrove, Pa. . . Crotzer's (effervescent) (c) 1914 - 1925; the shape is round and test tube like; the size of the test tube is 3' in height and 5/16ths in width. . The cork size is 5/16ths in height and width. Total size with cork is 3 1/4th . The color is clear , the condition of the bottle good but dirty from being stuck in dirt. There’s a very slight chip in the lip of the mouth . it's only a one dose bottle .

It looks like Bromo Mint was a headache medicine.  They came in four sizes.  The company was still going strong in 1933. 

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From: Bridget Terminiello

To: Digger

Subject: FOUND BOTTLE

Date: 04-01-2000

 --- Bridget Terminiello

 

hi I found a old bottle at a yard sale . Platts chloides, i found it interesting because its written on news paper around the bottle. It say henry b platt. Patent april 29, 1879. I am not a collector. But i cant find any info on this bottle. Let me know if you can thanks pinkycat.

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From: TRAV90VIR

To: Digger

Subject: 2 way bottle

Date: 01-01-2003

 PREHello I am wondering the price of a bottle, 7oz 2 way duraglas bottle that is green marked on the bottom g67 with yr 1947, a lemon soda bottle property of Dr. pepper bottling co. Little Rock, Ark. thank you

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From: Linda Wilson

To: Digger

Subject: Bitters Bottle

Date: 02-01-2003

 Hello, My husband found a bitters bottle in the late 1960's on the Oregon Coast. What makes it different from all the other Dr. J. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters Bottle that we have seen is stomach is spelled stomachic. It is an 18 oz. amber bottle and on the bottom it is marked with a 9 and a 2 on the outside of a symbol that looks like a diamond on its side with a oval through the middle, it looks like there is an I or line in the middle of the oval. underneath the symbol is 49. There is no paper label just the lettering raised in the glass. Thank you for your time, Linda Wilson

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From: Jen James

To: Digger

Subject: please help

Date: 02-01-2003

 Hey Digger, I have a question about a bottle and the drink it contained but have very little information on it because it was so long ago and unfortunately a family member threw it out. Maybe you can help me. The bottle was of fairly big size (maybe a foot in length) and shaped like a baseball bat, but with a very large end to it. The drink it contained was a bright yellow color and was very very sweet. The drink appeared to be a very sweet dessert wine. Also in the battle there was a small ballerina figurine. I dunno if you have any clue to what this bottle is and what it contained, but any knowledge would be helpful. thank you. -

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From: Monica J. Calabria

To: Digger

Subject: disinfectant bottle

Date: 02-01-2003

 Hello, my name is Monica Calabria and I found your email address on a website that suggests you may be able to help me identify a bottle that I found. We were completing a remediation project and came across a dump for bottles and cans. I found an unusual bottle with the following markings: cn 4 oz. net disinfectant west disinifecting company new york. I have been unable to find any information regarding this bottle on the internet. Is it possible to get information on the company and a time period for the piece?? Thanks for any help. . . Monica Calabria

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From: kellydnt

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 02-01-2003

 Hello I found your email address on the Antique Bottle Questions Web Site ( http://www. antiquebottles/questions. html ). I have a bottle that I found about 20 years ago in an old boiler room of an old factory. The following is a description and I have included a picture. I hope you can tell me what this bottle was used for and if it has any value. Name on side of bottle - Nalco Silver Nitrate Sol. (The lettering is raised/applied on the outside of the bottle. Name/Embossing on bottom of bottle - T C W Co USA Bottle Color - Appears to be a medium amber Bottle Height Glass Base Only - 7. 25 Inches Total Height With Rubber Stop and Apparatus - 14. 5 Inches Diameter 2. 75 Inches Other Sides seams stop below lip Flared Lip Rubber Stop Closure Smooth Base with Embossing Near Mint Condition - Some lettering on side of bottle appears stained Thank you in advance for your help! David Kelly

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From: Nathan Gilbert

To: Digger

Subject: need antique bottle info.

Date: 02-01-2003

 Dear Digger, I have brown Frankfort Distilleries flask. It has spider webs over most of it, and on one side it has paper label that states; WHISKEY "ANTIQUE" 1 pint produced Spring 1913 By John B. Thompson, on other side there's metal stamp. The top is made up of a small cork surrounded by metal, with a screw on metal cap. Any help appreciated, Nathan.

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From: Susan Canerday

To: Digger

Subject: Looking for old bottle info

Date: 02-01-2003

 Mr. Odell, I have perused your web site and have been looking at the Antiquebottles web sites trying to find information about the various old bottles I own. I am not interested in selling the bottles, rather learning about them. Do you have any suggestions of other subjects I should look under (web or library) to find out about my bottles. Also, do you have any suggestions for determining the types of bottles? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Susan Canerday.

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From: RICK Anderson

To: Digger

Subject: Eye Wash Bottle

Date: 03-01-2003

 I recently dug a cobalt blue bottle from an old Dallas dump site. It is about six inches tall with glass stopper, square in shape. The stopper has an eye cup. The only marking is a number 3 on the bottom. Any thoughts on brand or age? Thanks Rick

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From: Roger and KJ

To: Digger

Subject: Jack bottle

Date: 03-01-2003

 Hi, I have an old Jack Daniels bottle with a Tennessee tax stamp of 40 cents on the back. The bottle also says Jack Daniels distillery, Lem Motlow Prop. , Inc. My husband found it under an old house he was jacking up out of the ground. I was hoping maybe you could give me an idea of the age by the tax stamp on it. I have loaned the bottle to a friend to see if he could find anything on it, so I don't have it with me right now. But the bottle does have a purplish tint to it and it is also a screw cap. It says 4/5 quart on the back of the bottle. Hope you can help, Thank you, kj

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From: Gatorvin74

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 03-01-2003

 Dear digger, I will try to describe this bottle the best I can. I am not an expert. I found this bottle on a trash heap at a construction site. it just interested me because of the bottom lettering. . . . . property of coca cola bot-co ft. Myers fl the bottom side has the numbers c878 and design pat'd. no. 86746. The coke plant here in ft Myers was burned by a gang of teens a few years back calling themselves the lords of chaos. They shotgunned a man to death the next night. the historical building has since been demolished. the shape of the bottle is like no coke bottle I have seen. Maybe it is some other kind of soda. it is 8 inches tall, greenish, the seam seems to go to just the mouth and then looks to go around the circumference of the mouth there is three rings at the bottom of the neck and one in the middle of the bottle. That’s the best I can describe it without a picture. Anything you may be able to tell me about it from this information would be appreciated. . . . . . . thanks vince

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From: Fenton_Jr, Charles

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: Pin money Jar

Date: 03-01-2003

 Hi Digger, I recently uncovered a strange jar while digging at a old dump. It is aqua in color with the words pin money written vertical . it is about 8 " tall and 8 sided . I also found some Blob top J S Fine Bristol PA Sodas in the area so I know it has to be pretty old. just wondering if you could help . Thanks in advance

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From: M. Joyce Schick.

To: Digger

Subject: old brown bottle with the word dazzle

Date: 04-01-2003

 I found an old brown cylindrical, 32 oz. , thick necked bottle with the word dazzle written in raised capital letters on both shoulders of the bottle. Nearby was a similar, but newer colored bottle which had DAZZLE BLEACH on it without the thick neck. These bottles were found in northern Delaware. Are these bottles for the same product and just different generations? Thank you, Ken Robinson & Joyce Schick

 Dazzle bleach was a product of the J. L. Prescott Company of Passiac, NJ.  The bottles are relatively common and date to the 1920s.  Here's More: Bleach Bottles

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From: M MADDEN

To: Digger

Subject: Information on civil war decanters

Date: 04-01-2003

 I am looking for information on Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Jeb Stuart, and Jefferson Davis Decanters made by Mcormick Distilling Company in the early to late 1970's.

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From: Rosemary

To: Digger

Subject: Ever seen one of these? :-)

Date: 04-01-2003

 Hiya Digger, Can you help me identify this bugger I found in Michigan? Its called Royal Purple and its 5 and ¾? tall. It has the number 273 on the bottom and the seam runs up both sides to the base of the lip. There are a few bubbles and other ?bubble like? indentations throughout the bottle. In the infamous words of Bill Murray and Dan Ackroyd on Saturday Night live many moons ago?. . ?What the hell is it???? :-) Thanks. Rosemary Welty

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From: Brian and Korrie

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 04-01-2003

 Hi I have a question. I found a large glass bottle in my grandmother. s basement. The name on it is Purock. It says on it "Drink Purock Water" Below that is says "The Charles E Hires Co Philadelphia" Have any info on this. I looked up Charles E hires on the internet but I found stuff about root beer. Thanks for your time. Korrie Brian and Korrie Wolf

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From: JPlease

To: Digger

Subject: Gallon coke syrup bottles - duraglas

Date: 04-01-2003

 Do you have any idea how old these bottles are and what if anything they are worth.

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From: jay browne

To: Digger

Subject: mayonnaise jar

Date: 04-01-2003

 who invented the mayonnaise jar. I am doing a project for school and I really need to know

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From: OCFD1224

To: Digger

Subject: White horse whisky

Date: 04-01-2003

 I have a full bottle of white horse whisky EJ #9331862 imported into Mexico from Scotland and the bottle is still sealed. Do you have any idea on how much it might be worth? Or who I could contact about the value of it?

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From: Jewell Barnes

To: Digger

Subject: Lahaina Bottling Works

Date: 05-01-2003

 I have a clear bottle 7 in. tall with straight sides. Says Lahaina Ice and Bottling Works Territory of Hawaii It has a crown top. All lettering embossed. 12 oz. Royal Crown aqua with paper label. On shoulders, RC enclosed in a 4 side figure with a star on top ( all embossed). Paper label has same symbol as embossed on shoulders , ( red, yellow, and green) min. contents 12 fluid ounces. No patent date. Bottom reads 2 M L or Z M L. Pittsburg Steam Bottling Works Pittsburg, Kans. Light aqua, about 7 inches high. On side reads 16 - s - 5 Has a crown top. All wording is embossed. We would appreciate any info on these bottles including possible value. Mike and Jewell

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From: DgMiller5

To: Digger

Subject: little bo-peep ammonia bottle

Date: 05-01-2003

 I’ve had this ammonia bottle for 40 years-when I got it I was 6 years old and found it in an old farmers dump next to my house-it had a rubber stopper but has since been lost-clear glass with little bo-peep ammonia on the front and’ the john puhl products co Chicago, ill '' with a round circle on the bottom-i don’t see any numbers or dates on it-the land where this came from was a farm in the late 1880s-any ideas how to tell how old it is???? thanks gary miller

These are extremely common and date into the 1930-1940s.  Value is $1-2  Here's more Bleach and Ammonia Bottles

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From: Juan Andrés

To: Digger

Subject: Stoneware bottle

Date: 05-01-2003

 Dear Digger, I was not much in touch with old bottles until I found one, not digging but diving in the south of Spain. I have searched the web for information and so I got to your website. This is a stoneware bottle of 32 cms. with the inscription A. C. ANOLET SCHIEDAM and another round one GINEBRA DEL GARRAFON EXTRA SUPERIOR (these are Spanish words meaning gin from big carafe or demijohn). I was really excited when I found it and now I would like to know more about it, age , history, value. . . , I hope the photos can help. Thank you in advance Juan Andrés Heredia Cádiz Spain

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From: james lucker

To: Digger

Subject: spey royal bottle

Date: 05-01-2003

 james lucker

 

. is bottle of Spey royal seal intact with dancing Scot and music box in middle of any value

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From: Walter Lindley

To:

Subject: Liquor Bottle 185

Date: 05-01-2003

 Hi - I have a brown ceramic liquor bottle that is about 9" tall. It is shaped like a pitcher. On the bottom it says: Liquor Bottle 185 Any idea what this might be? Thanks! Walter Walter Lindley

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From: Doris

To: Digger

Subject: an unusual bottle

Date: 06-01-2003

 Do you know anything about this bottle? Is it worth anything? We do not know where it came from. Tell me, if you can, about it?s age, rarity, value & history. Black. 12 inches tall. On side, in white has profile of a roman man, whole body, sitting holding a spear, with his hat on the floor next to seat. There is a design at the top of picture. The neck has ridges or grooves. Printed on bottom: (in circle) FEDERAL LAW FOBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE. In the center: D-334 119 58 14 Bottle is in Excellent condition. Not a nick or scratch on it. My apologies for my art work Thank you, Doris. Attachments: image001. gif

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From: runner55cs

To: Digger

Subject: Hamlin's Wizard Oil

Date: 06-01-2003

 I dug up a Hamlin's Wizard Oil bottle in the woods in a old dump, and I would like to know what the price of it is. It has lost its paper label but is in excellent condition.  thanks. viewer.

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From: randi burks _

To: Digger

Subject: brehm bottle

Date: 06-01-2003

 dear digger my name is john burks I enjoy digging in a couple of old covered up junk piles on my property the other day I uncovered a bottle about 8 to 9 inches in height and in raised letters on the front it has the brehm beverage co balto md or mo ive tried searching for it but keep coming up empty as the bottle its self. I almost forgot its a crown top if you can help burksjd .

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From: runner45s

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 06-01-2003

 I found in a dump a bottle that says Drink Ralph's beverages, I found the bottle in a dump that is from around 1930. I would like to know it this bottle is a local of a national bottle and what the price of it is, it is a clear bottle about 7 inches tall and has orange print. Thank you. Dump Digger.

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From: msimkovich

To: Digger

Subject: pyrex bottle

Date: 06-01-2003

 I've been trying to find any information on a red Pyrex bottle which is about 4-5" wide and about 7-8" tall. It is marked Pyrex on the bottom and is a corked bottle, (not cork or stopper with it). Any information as to the use, age and price for this? Thanks, Mike S

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From: Cherianne05

To: Digger

Subject: old bottles

Date: 06-01-2003

 Hi~ I live not too far outside of New York City, and found three bottles about 30 years ago that were buried. Two are amber colored (like beer or ale bottles) and one is green. They are machine made, with seams continuing to the top of the crown. They look very much like your "Straight-sided" coke bottles. . . . . . but I'm stumped over the marks on the bottom. Two of the bottles are marked "E & J Burke" and have a cat in the middle of the bottom. (the other bottle is blank) Both markings are similar, but certainly not exactly alike. . . almost as if one is older than the other. I've tried researching this but cannot find a company with that name anywhere. . . can you help? thanx Cheri

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From: Michael Sponhour

To: Digger

Subject: Taking the Top off a Seltzer Bottle

Date: 06-01-2003

 Hi. How do you remove the top (the siphon?) from an old seltzer bottle? I'm not interested in refilling it. I just want to get the trapped water out. Thank you! Laura Sponhour

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From: David Hohbein

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle identification help

Date: 06-01-2003

 Dear Digger, I have tried other folks from the antique bottles web site and have not gotten any replies, so I will try you. I am asking your help in identifying an old bottle I purchased. It looks like an old pop bottle. The glass is aqua colored. The bottle is 8 1/2 inches tall. The glass on the flat, but indented bottom of the bottle is about 1 in. thick. The word VICTORY runs left to right in raised letters at the bottom. On the bottom are the following marks: 99, over G, over 53. What is truly unique to me is the narrowed down part of the bottle about midway down. There is a narrowed neck at that point. Inside the bottle is a loose ceramic ball. If you tip the bottle over, this ball seals the upper neck opening of the bottle so no liquid will leak ( at least in theory) There is a rubber ring seal in the bottle at the opening. The upper neck of the bottle seems to have been added separately, if I understand the information I got from the bottle web site. The glass has air bubbles in it. , and the seam running up the side of the bottle stops at the neck. There is a separate seam running around the neck tells me that the neck was added separately. There are 2 indentations in the side of the neck. I think they were used to hold a wire device that held a cork in the neck. According to the web site I think it may date back to the early 1800s? I am a 5th grade social studies teacher. I would like to take this bottle to school, but I would like to know more about it before I do. The bottle was originally found in Kentucky. Thank you for any help you may be able to give me. Let me know if I owe you anything for this help. Your, Dave Hohbein

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From: Cherianne057

To: Digger

Subject: Re: old bottles

Date: 06-01-2003

 Eeeeech. . . . you must get TONS of emails. . . . sorry! Thanx for your help and I'll keep researching your site. thanx! Cheri:)

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From: GNNND

To: Digger

Subject: 2 bottles

Date: 06-01-2003

 I have 2 different bottles one is black with Egyptians, pyramids, Egyptian boats, and Egyptian statues painted on the bottle, on the bottom the numbers are D-334 118 62 1 the bottle also has a clear corked top. The bottle also has 2 handles. The other bottle is a golden amber see through color with a corked top and the bottle has protruding designs on it on the bottom the numbers are KY ORG-230 119 2 73. Would the 62 and the 73 mean 1962 and 1973??. Could you tell me anything about these bottles? Thank You Gary

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From: rstynts

To: Digger

Subject: antique whiskey bottle

Date: 06-01-2003

 dear digger, I have an 8" high 1 pint whiskey bottle described as follows. rectangular with rounded edges seam on both sides from btm edge to top of lip BTM has oval seam with (the AMS co) stamped/embossed in a bow tie shaped label TOP has an aluminum band around the neck below the lip (prob. to prevent tampering) cork is still in bottle but slightly damaged FRONT has OLD TAYLOR 1st and only in raised letters also it has a full intact paper label w/OLD TAYLOR at the top and THE AMERICAN MEDICINAL SPIRITS CO. at the bottom. BACK has a full intact paper label still attached and a prescription dated 3/31/29. the doctors and patients names are legible as well as type of liquor qty. proof, directions and the prescription # all written in hand. this script is stuck to the bottle over the rear label and is loose from the bottle in some places yet still firmly affixed. beneath, on the paper label is a caution notice. which tells of penalties for misuse or reuse of the stamp. bottled and stamped under act of congress march 3, 1897. above that warning is: US Internal Revenue Concentration Bonded Warehouse NO. 19 above that is: Permit No. KY P-9 I hope this is a sufficient description for you. What I would like to know is the value of such a bottle, and does having a prescription w/date increase its worth? I am on a web/tv and am limited to what I can do as far as sending you pictures and such. I will save your page and look at it for a reply. thank you Have a day, until it's night.

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From: RSNotaro

To: Digger

Subject: soda bottle

Date: 06-01-2003

 51/4" campari soda bottle w/writing preparazione speciale davide campari and depositata milano S. p. A. and on bottom of bottle17 A and a z in a circle no color do you know any thing about this bottle?

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From: RSNotaro

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 06-01-2003

 11 1/2 " seltzer bottle with general bev. cleve. on metal top and on clear bottle this bottle is never sold benton bottling works aurora ills and contents 26 ozs

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From: bl. cm

To: Digger

Subject: bottle questions

Date: 07-01-2003

 Hi. My name is Chelle and I have 2 unrelated bottle questions: #1) I am trying to find out anything about a bottle I got from my aunt's house, it is dark green glass, about 10-inches high, and has the name "Ambassador" embossed on it. On the bottom is stamped, in glass raised lettering, Taylor & Ferguson followed by 2 rows of numbers: SA6Z3 and UGB, on either side are A and 3, and then finally Glascow Scotland. Any clues? #2) Where can I find out information about the "Rudick (or Rudich) Bottling Company". I think it was located in Charlotte North Carolina (maybe Charleston South Carolina) and bottled a cola-type drink. It was owned at one time by my grandfather and I would like to find out anything about the history of the company or cost of purchasing bottles. Thanks for your help.

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From: Sarah Tosh

To: Digger

Subject: Milk Glass

Date: 07-01-2003

 Hi, Digger. I have found a milk glass container with a place for a screw-type lid on each end. I think it is probably a cosmetic jar, but don't know. It is about 2 1/4 inches tall with a shallow area on one end and a deeper one on the other end. It has "U. S. Pat. No. 2204784' embossed inside the shallower end. This dates it to around 1941/2, but I have never seen anything like it and would like to know what it is. It has a vertical stripe design all the way around it, sort of like a Greek column. And the inside of the deeper end has a bunch of tiny diamond shapes embossed on the bottom of the inside of the jar. Any ideas? Thanks! Sarah

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From: Andrew

To: Digger

Subject: Whiskey Decater

Date: 07-01-2003

 Hi Digger; Where can we find value of McCormick Whiskey decanter, "ELVIS ENCOR" 22or24K plated. 750ML, MIB, wax seal, markings on bottom "1983" #150, plays several Elvis tunes. Andrew

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From: RCKTRACIN

To: Digger

Subject: INFORMATION

Date: 07-01-2003

 I live in the FL-KEYS and have been bottle hunting for more than 25 yrs. As you must know my chain of islands has been safe anchorage for ships for hundreds of years also pirates & wreckers lived on many of the islands. Needless to say I have a very large collection of bottles that I have found not only by digging but scuba diving & believe it or not most of them were just lying in the mangroves. The problem I have with 90% of my bottles is identification, I own about every bottle book printed and I am sure I have some " RARE" bottles many have seals and embossed letters. I wonder if you could help me identify some of my collection? Thanks, Paul Carbonell

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From: Christopher Smith Chris_

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 07-01-2003

 please could you tell me anything about the company "Barnett & Foster" of London. I found a codd bottle last week and have been trying to research it since, but have had no luck. the bottle unfortunately is not intact, the top has been broken off. on the rest of the bottle it says - "THE NIAGRA BOTTLE, Barnett & foster, makers, London. Rd. 65433. If there is anything you can tell us about this bottle or the company we would be very grateful

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From: Terry R. Carlisle

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Found bottle in 1956 (Summer Job)

Date: 07-01-2003

 Hey! Thanks Digger, , , for your answer, to my question (Dec 2001) on my bottle. I loved it! Especially when you said: " Imagine having a collection of these. " Referring to how large a bottle it was! I had never thought of that - since it does take up a lot of room, and my wife hates it! A whole collection would mean a divorce! Thanks again for the info. . . Happy New Year 2003

 Terry. . .

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From: Terry R. Carlisle

To: Digger Cc: Terry R. Carlisle Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 4:20 PM

Subject: Found bottle in 1956 (Summer Job) Dear Digger, I found a round dark amber bottle buried in the dirt basement of a ski resort here in Northern California back in 1956 when I had a Summer Job there. I dug it out and have kept it ever sense. Don't know anything about it? It is large, made of glass 1/2 inch thick, 32" High, 49. 5" around middle, long neck, 40" around bottom, 4" across top mouth, mold line stops, does not go over top of lip. It has a embossed glass label: Franfort KY (Two hands facing each other in the middle) MD Distilleries It looks like I have a "Key mode" mark on the base of the bottle with the numbers 13 1 9 (with the 1 in a circle & triangle) embossed in the glass. It has a paper label: * * Paul Jones * * (A black picture-I guess of Paul Jones) A Blend of Straight Whiskies LOUISVILLE, KY FRANKFORT Distilleries Incorporated 90 Proof On the back of the bottle it has "For display purposes only" It is in very good condition, no chips, etc. I would like to know? The age, rarity, value and history. . Thank you Digger. . . Terry R. Carlisle

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From: Russell Young ryyaber. ac

To: Digger

Subject: wine bottle bottoms

Date: 07-01-2003

 Hi can you tell me what the dimple in the bottom of a wine bottle is called and what it is for Russell Young Wales UK

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From: Cogie3646

To: Digger

Subject: I have 2 bottles

Date: 07-01-2003

 and I am curious as to what they are worth. One is 1 3/5 oz. glass bottle filled with brown liquid and has a screw black top. It is labeled and says Old Overcoat Wry Whishey (correct spelling) with a photo of a military coat and the other is a 4 oz bottle that says Liggetts. Can you help?

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From: delepo

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Seltzogene bottle

Date: 07-01-2003

 Dear Digger, I saw Dan Mills picture of his Seltzogene bottle on your 2001 Questions. I also have one that I received from my brother. He had it for more than 30 years. He received it from a Spanish woman in Spain, who said that it was in her family for years. My writing is on the pewter cap, which also includes a D. Fevres signature. Dan Mills didn't say whether his writing was on the cap, or on the bottom of the bottle. The bottom of my bottle is clear, and it looks like it was a blown bottle. Not pressed glass. I love it, and am very intrigued with it. Did you find any more information about it? I would like to know more. Thanking you, for any info .

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From: Marlya Marlya_

To: Digger

Subject: information on this bottle 4 pics included

Date: 07-01-2003

 Hi Digger, Enclosed you will find 4 photos of this bottle. I would like any information that you could provide on it. IE: Age, maker, value. As seen in the photo, the lip is chipped, but the wire cap is still intack but rusted. It narrows down toward the bottom, The embossed design as seen in the photo goes all the way around starting at the shoulder. There is a #2 on the cap, and the marking "ECCJ" or "EGCJ" on the bottom. It measures alittle under 11". Thanks for your time. I will be waiting eagerly to see your reply. \ \\ // /

 ----oOOO----(_)----OOOo------- HAVE A GREAT DAY! MARLYA " Man's way leads to a hopeless end. . . God's way leads to an endless hope.

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From: donald weissinger

To: Digger

Subject: Mavis Cola Mix????

Date: 07-01-2003

 I bought this about 25 years ago, but can find little about it. Has paper labels. Any thing you can tell me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!! Don Donald weissinger

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From: David Hohbein

To: Digger Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003

 9:15 PM

Subject: Bottle identification help Dear Digger, I have tried other folks from the antique bottles web site and have not gotten any replies, so I will try you. I am asking your help in identifying an old bottle I purchased. It looks like an old pop bottle. The glass is aqua colored. The bottle is 8 1/2 inches tall. The glass on the flat, but indented bottom of the bottle is about 1 in. thick. The word VICTORY runs left to right in raised letters at the bottom. On the bottom are the following marks: 99, over G, over 53. What is truely unique to me is the narrowed down part of the bottle about midway down. There is a narrowed neck at that point. Inside the bottle is a loose ceramic ball. If you tip the bottle over, this ball seals the upper neckopening of the bottle so no liquid will leak ( at least in theory) There is a rubber ring seal in the bottle at the opening. The upper neck of the bottle seems to have been added separately, if I understand the information I got from the bottle web site. The glass has air bubbles in it. , and the seam running up the side of the bottle stops at the neck. There is a separate seam running around the neck tells me that the neck was added separately. There are 2 indentations in the side of the neck. I think they were used to hold a wire device that held a cork in the neck. According to the web site I think it may date back to the early 1800s? I am a 5th grade social studies teacher. I would like to take this bottle to school, but I would like to know more about it before I do. The bottle was originally found in Kentucky. Thank you for any help you may be able to give me. Let me know if I owe you anything for this help. Your, Dave Hohbein

From: Digger

To: David Hohbein Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2003

 6:51 PM

Subject: Re: Bottle identification help Dave, you have a Codd bottle. You can read about these on my website in the Article an act of Codd. the bottle is not American but probably English. Go online and do a search on Ebay for the word Codd you'll see lots. I always try toanswer teachers and students. . Hope the kids enjoy the bottle.

 

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From: Doctor Wu

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 08-01-2003

 Hello . . Wondering if you could help ? Yesterday, I found an old , unopened , sealed bottle . . on the farm here . It's med. to medium dark brown in color ; about 4 1/2 " - 5 " in heighth. . no paper label affixed to it ; no embossed characters on it ; the neck is small and the top has what appears to be an aluminum seal around the neck ; and appears to have a cork stopper, which is flush with top of neck . . the fluid inside doesn't freeze apparently (it was 10 degrees yesterday morning ) -- it slowly moved inside of bottle , the viscosity thick . . the fluid is clear . Looks to be in near excellent shape . . I've been on farm here since 1935 . Did nitroglcyerin come in bottles like that ? Thank you for your assistance ! Doc

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From: Eric Lehto

To: Digger

Subject: pepsi bottles

Date: 08-01-2003

 I have several 1976 Bicentennial Commemorative Pepsi bottles featuring the Colorado Bicentennial. They have a 76 logo on it and they have never been opened. I was just wondering if they are worth anything.

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From: Tim & Emma Hoyt ekennvineyard

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle

Date: 08-01-2003

 Hi My name is Tim . Have you ever heard of the Tashmoo bottled water company? I live in Vineyard Haven Ma where the company was and have doug up a bottle. It is clear glass with a letter P inside of a triangle on the bottom. Any thing that you could tell me would be great Thanks Tim.

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From: joeybel

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 08-01-2003

 I was given a bottle years ago from a nice French woman. The bottle is clear glass and sits about 12 inches high. It contains four different chambers with four holes on the top which is circular and flat with four stops for each hole. It kind of looks like the "I dream of Jeanne" bottle shape. There is one ring near the top about an inch lower than the openings. The bottom of the bottle does say "Made in France". Looks like the bottle was made to hold four different liquors. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Joe Belsito Montauk, NY

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From: Marie Hughes

To: Digger

Subject: bottle

Date: 08-01-2003

 Dear Sir: My father found a pint bottle in it's original box that is from Prohibition era. Old Taylor Whiskey made in 1916 and bottled in 1933. Is there any value to this? The bottle's seal has not been broken? Marie

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From: ferdly

To: Digger

Subject: Football Player bottle

Date: 08-01-2003

 I have a 16 a half inch tall blue and yellow football player bottle from Kessler. Dated 1980. It's a limited edition of Spirit of Sports Ceramic, First in a series, "THE FOOTBALL PLAYER". Any information would be great. Thanks, Chuck

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From: Sue Ingram Sue.

To: Digger

Subject: Do you know anything about rum jars made by Dobbs and Canning Ltd. in England? They had SRD on the

Date: 08-01-2003

 Do you know anything about rum jars made by Dobbs and Canning Ltd. in England? They had SRD on the top and were used to store rum, water, ink, etc. prior and during WWI.

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From: BOWLER082

To: Digger

Subject: Old Government Whiskey

Date: 08-01-2003

 Hi Digger: Just wondered if you have any idea as to when "Old Government Whiskey" was around. If you have the dates that it was first manufactured to it's discontinuation, that would be great. Sincerely, T. Manzini

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From: Diane C

To: Digger

Subject: Try this one

Date: 08-01-2003

 January 8, 2003

 Question is: I have a decanter of wine that is shaped into a white rabbit with a carrot. Stands about 13" high, never opened, has a cork in the back, no paper tab over cork and doesn't look like it ever had one and it's full. All it says on the bottom is: Barsottini Corialdo (Italia) 1969 Banfi New York What I want know is. . . . What is it? Is it any good? Is the decanter worth anything? And who could I contact for those people who collect these. Thank you so much, Diane L. Cosentino North Cape May, New Jersey

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From: USASALESREPS

To: Digger

Subject: ????

Date: 09-01-2003

 Do you happen to know if anybody in Mass, Conn, or R. I. refill old Seltzer Bottles I have about 24 of the 26 oz size & 24 of the 36 oz size Thanks Eric

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From: J Cabot

To: Digger

Subject: Can't find this bottle. Have you seen it?

Date: 09-01-2003

 I found your web site and didn't find anything about this particular bottle. I have enclosed a picture of the bottle as well as a stamp found on the bottom edge. Do you know anything about it? Like where I can find more about it? What it may be worth? Anyone who would want to buy it? Thanks John Cabot jdc_57

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From: CnGRefinishers

To: Digger

Subject: whisky bottles

Date: 09-01-2003

 I `m looking for some one that has seen or heard of Taylor whisky made in Virginia City, NV. have you or any of your readers seen one of these, please let me know I would like to see one and find out were the building site for mfg. of Taylor whisky was. thank `s G. T. Reed

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From: Dwight W Davis

To: OldCokes

Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 14:59:31 -0800

Subject: Help! Message-ID: 20021122. 145931. -1669387. 0. davis65 Dear Mr. Porter: I wonder if you could help me find out more about an old Coca Cola bottle that I bought years ago when I lived in Texas. Here is what I know about it: 1. Lettering: On the top 1/2 of the bottle, in raised letters it says "SODA WATER", on both sides of the bottle. Just under that it says , in smaller cap letters, "PROPERTY OF COCA COLA BOTTLING CO CON 6 FL OZ" Between COCA and COLA is what I can only describe as a high period. I can't reproduce it here. Above the first, (SODA WATER) line are 6 stars (what else in Texas?) raised on six flat panels. 2. The bottle is a very light greenish blue to my ehe. 3. It is just about 8 inches high. 4. It seems to be an ABM bottle. I thought it was a BTM because the side seam appeared to stop just before the top of the lip. I now think it has been worn down over the years. It is quite thick and heavy, and has four flat sides. 5. The base is smooth, with raised letters which say: "SEGUIN TEXAS". Also, arouond the outside bottom just barely above the base, it says " PAT NO 497" followed by a space, and then "1188EG23" appears directly opposite the Patent number. 6. It is in worn condition, with a curious chip which is inside the bottle. I can't imagine how they got there. The side walls near the base contains a couple of small, clear bubbles. I assume that it is not a rare or valuable bottle, but since I went to school in San Marcos, Texas, I was most interested and surprised to think that this bottle was connected to Seguin, which is a very small town. I find it to be a most interesting and charming bottle, and I just wish I knew more about it's history. Any help you can provide will be most appreciated. Sincerely, Dwight Davis

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From: DreamDesigns

To: Digger

Subject: 1972 Marita Spirits Ltd

Date: 09-01-2003

 I have a Marita Spirits LTD Bottle Registration Number: 6006 125th Anniversary/Atlanta The bottle has never been opened, the seal has not been broken. I will not be able to send a photo until I get someone to come by and take it for me. If you have an approximate estimate I would appreciate it. Will try to get you a photo if you absolutely need it.

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From: Gail Rentschler

To: Digger

Subject: styron-beggs co

Date: 10-01-2003

 Hi Digger, Before I ask my question about the bottle, I have a personal question for you. When I went to high school, our coach's name was Digger O'Dell and I was wondering if you are the same Digger. I went to high school in Brookfield MO. My bottle is from The Styron-Beggs Co. Newark Ohio. It has this on the front of the bottle and also, above that it says GREAT SEAL. Now I have saw a lot of these with the number 813 on the bottom. Mine has the numbers 877-S. B. 2. I also have a small square bottle from Thomson and Taylor's. That name is on one side, "concentrate for making root beer", "shake thoroughly", and "it foams, with a picture of mug of root beer" on the other. On the bottom is a sunken square with the number 4 in it. Can you help me in finding the prices to these bottles, please. Thanks a bunch. Gail "Boley" Rentschler

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From: York Linda

To: Digger

Subject: Price on bottle

Date: 10-01-2003

 I recently dug a Red Top Rye Ferdinand Westheimer & Sons embossed whiskey bottle which is amber in color, 12 1/4 inches tall. The bottle is cylindrical in shape with a single collared mouth and a smooth base. It has nice bubbling and was dug in an outhouse with other items dating from late 1800"s and early 1900"s. It is in excellent condition. I fine this bottle in magazines in price guides in green only. Is it rare or common? Would like to know the approximate value. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Terry and Linda York

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From: Steioff, Iris C.

To: Digger

Subject: I have two glass bottles and a handmade inkwell that I need to know if they are of any value:

Date: 10-01-2003

 1. green glass bottle with the following notations: R. R. R. Radway & Co. N. Y. One side: Act of Congress Other side: Entd Acord To size of the bottle is approx. 5" x 2 1/2" 2. second bottle is clear and has etchings in the upper left-hand corner and lower right-hand corner the notations are as follows: CA Brenckman Druccist Covington, KY W. T. & Co. size of the bottle is approx. 4" x 2" 3. the inkwell is clay and fired and probably was made around the 1920's Thanks for any help you might be able to offer.

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From: Cindy King

To: Digger

Subject: Found bottle

Date: 10-01-2003

 Dear Sir, Last week my boyfriend was working on a parking lot site in Washington DC across from the House of Representatives. Whilst digging he cam across 3 bottles which appear to be antique. They are made of an iridescent glass are rounded and have a rounded lid which makes me think that they must once have had stoppers. The bottles stand approximately 2 inches high and the bottom has a pennant with the letter "P" in the middle. I was wondering if you knew anything about these bottles or if you know anyone I can contact for information. Thank you very much for your assistance. Sincerely Cynthia King

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From: SUBSTITUTE

To: Digger

Subject: I have White Horse bottles.

Date: 10-01-2003

 Dear Sir, I have 2 White Horse bottles. I have had them for about 15 years. The bottles are a dark brown with a white horse on the front of them. The bottom of the bottles has Exporters White Horse Distiller Ltd Glascow Scotland and 54 on one bottle and 58 on the other. I was just wondering if they are worth anything ? Thanks Darlene Greenway

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From: BooksTooMany

To: Digger

Subject: Bourbon Jug

Date: 10-01-2003

 My husband has a white jug with a handle and the lettering "Spring Lake, Hand Made Sour Mash Bourbon" on it in Mauve. There are two small floral pictures on it and a circle in which is written "Klein Bros. & Hyman, 17 Sycamore St. , CIN'TI 0. " On the bottom is lettered and underlined K. T. & K. --the word CHINA is also on the bottom. The container is about 9" tall, tapers at the bottom to a diameter of about 2. 5", and is a very graceful shape. His sister gave it to him, and said that it belonged to his grandfather who lived from 1840-1906. Can you give us any information about the container? Thanks. J

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From: Dave Wells

To: Digger

Subject: Johnny Bull

Date: 11-01-2003

 Hello Digger, I was wondering if you could tell me anything about this bottle( were and when it was made and it's worth). It is seven and one half inches tall and two and one half inches in diameter. It is emerald green in color with the words Johnny Bull Ginger Beer on the front and back, contents 7 1/2 FL OZ on the shoulder, REGISTERED on the bottom and on the front above Johnny Bull Ginger Beer Is a man wearing a top hat and coat. The bottle also has a textured finish to it and a chip at the very bottom. Thanks, Dave Wells Johnny Bull

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From: Danyette Savoie

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 11-01-2003

 I have a Coke bottle that has SODA embossed on the top 1/4 of the bottle on the lower part of the bottle (not the bottom) its embossed MIN CONTENTS 6 1/4 oz BOTTLE PAT D NOV 6 1923 PROPERTY OF COCA COLA BOTTLING COMPANY On the bottom its embossed GRAND RAPIDS MINN DURAGLAS any info would be great as I cannot find anything??? Thanks a bunch!! Danyette

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From: Carla Williams

To: Digger

Subject: urine jars

Date: 11-01-2003

 I'm looking for info on a jar that was used by patients lying down in bed to relieve themselves, similar to a bedpan. I think it's from about 1900 or so. It's about a foot long, is embossed with measurements in ounces up to 20 oz. It's 4 inches high is made of clear glass and has a glass handle. GLASCO is embossed on the bottom. Any info you can give me would be much appreciated. My e mail address is coops16 . thank you.

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From: Staryeyes515

To: Digger

Subject: Vento Wine collectors item

Date: 11-01-2003

 I have a old wine bottle. . . . . product of Italy. . . CASA VENTO. . . . . Vino Santo. . . . white wine. . . . . produced in Italy and by. . . . Duca D'asti. . . . . alcohol 13. 8%by volume. . . . nte cont. 47. 2cl. /16oz. . . bottle is shaped. . . face of grey bearded man wearing a black hat. . . . tall neck comes out of hat with handle. . cork stopper with a black sealant over cork. . . I'm wanting to know if I could find out year of manufacturing. . . and value. . . Thank You. . . Mark. . from Indiana

Here's the story: Vento Bottles

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From: Cindy Sacker csackersport

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 11-01-2003

 Hi, My parents and I have a few old bottles that we've found on their farm. One is a brown, square Prickly Ash Bitters bottle, tons of cobalt blue, unmarked bottles, an unmarked, round glazed stoneware bottle, and a tiny, about 4" tall, stoneware jug with a brown top, marked "usa" on the bottom. Are any of these of value, or just neat to look at? Thanks, Cindy

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From: Cindy Sacker csackersport

To: Digger

Subject: Digging and Cleaning Bottle Question

Date: 11-01-2003

I loved the Halloween digger story. I'm gonna have to order your books. You sound like a very interesting character! Cindy

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From: Sisemore1

To: Digger

Subject: Azule Springs Seltzer

Date: 11-01-2003

 Dear Digger, I`m sorry about all the single pictures I had to send you, but you can`t do much with a web tv. Any info such as the value, and history you can give me on this bottle is greatly appreciated. Have a Great Day.

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From: BrownKderner

To: Digger

Subject: Watkins bottle w/ top

Date: 11-01-2003

 I have an amber Watkins bottle. On one side in raised glass is WATKINS DANDRUFF REMOVER AND SCALP TONIC and on the other side is J. R. WATKINS COMPANY WINONA, MINN. U. S. A. The bottom has a circle with a 12 and a diamond with an I I think. The best part is the top of the bottle. It is made of metal with an open metal post down the middle and what looks like a crown on the top that can be screwed up a little to let a little liquid out and then screwed down. It has WATKINS raised in the metal on top. Underneath is I. M. MFG. CO. and PAT JULY 7 #14. The cork is a little dry otherwise everything is in perfect condition. I have only seen the bottle itself and cannot find any with the original top. Can you tell me when it was made and how much it is worth or direct me to someone who can. I am not interested in selling as it has been in the family ever since I can remember. Thanks for your time. K. Brown

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From: Jack & Cheryl Lacey

To: Digger

Subject: I need help.

Date: 11-01-2003

 Hi Digger, I recently found a bottle that is: Amber in colour. 7 1/2" tall & 2 1/4" diameter (similiar to . The embossing on the side of the bottle reads: (there is an embossed line across the bottle with) 1/2 CUP above the line with an arrow pointing down towards the line, as well as 1/2 CUP below the line with an arrow pointing up towards the line (all embossed). (This section of the bottle is recessed a bit into the bottle 3 1/2" from the bottom & 3" wide & is rectangular in shape. The rest of the bottle is 'normal'. I believe the mouth type is called a Crown Top and the mold seam lines do continue up the sides of the bottle & go over the top of the lip. I think the base of the bottle is smooth, however there is a circular pattern on the bottom as well. The bottom is embossed with an I in a circle & diamond (which I have found out means the Owens-Illinois Company). To the left of this trademark is the number 14. To the right of this trademark is the number 0. Below the trademark is the letter D & just to the left of this D is the number 14 again but it is sideways. There is no label on this bottle & I was wondering what kind of bottle this is exactly. If you can find any info on this bottle, I would like to know the date of manufacture & approx. value as well. Thank you in advance for your time regarding my particular bottle as I can easily see that you are a very busy man. Cheryl Lacey

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From: Cee19

To: Digger

Subject: tin container

Date: 11-01-2003

 sir I have a tin container that held a bottle of Dewar’s with engravings of castles distillers and a Scottish highlander its gold in color no date, can you tell me something about it and what its worth if anything. thankx cee1935wmconnect

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From: Anita akbuckev1

To: Digger

Subject: Old Quaker bottles

Date: 11-01-2003

 Hi there, My husband found an old bottle when he was working outside; It has a screw top cap w/Old Quaker Brand written on top, along w/picture a man wearing a hat. On the front of the bottle are raised letters saying: Federal Law Forbids Sale or Reuse Of This Bottle (written across top, front of bottle). Below that: Old Quaker Below that: Profile of man wearing hat Below that: Bundle of oats tied w/string or something. On the bottom of the bottle, it has: D9, then below that, 60 with some sort of pic. , then the #7; Below that, M87F. The jar itself, stands approx. 6-1/2" tall and approx. 3-1/2" wide. So, can you perhaps tell me what, if anything, that we've got? Your help is appreciated. Thank you, Anita

 

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From: ted pearlman  

To: Digger

Subject: antique dark green bottle

Date: 12-01-2003

 Dear Digger, 8 months ago we dug a foundation for an extension at our house, 8 feet under we found a bottle, 9 inches tall, dark green glass, with a seam on one vertical side, it says "Franks Kidney and Liver Cure" since 1892. . . . from Rochester , NY. Any thoughts on whether this might be special, it seems in perfect condition, as if it was 1 year old. Thanx, Ted

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From: Joey & Stacy Cook  

To: Digger

Subject: Old Bottle?

Date: 12-01-2003

 I found an old bottle in the woods at my hunting camp. It's a brown bottle about 5 inches tall. On one side in print is "Mellier Drug Co". On the other side is written in script "Jongaline". Do you have any information about this specific bottle? Thanks, Henry

The wording is hard to read becuase of the script writing but the medicine is called Tongaline, not Jongaline. The 1912 Druggist Circular lists Tongaline sold in both 8 ounce and 5 pint sizes (that's big-wholesale size).  The company identified as making the product is the Mellier Drug Co of St Louis located at 2112 Locust St. Value I'd suggest for this medicine bottle would be $10-20. 

Word Mark TONGALINE
Goods and Services A SPECIFIC FOR NEURALGIA AND RHEUMATISM. FIRST USE: 18830301. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 18830301
Filing Date May 22, 1905
Registration Date April 17, 1906
Owner (REGISTRANT) MELLIER DRUG COMPANY CORPORATION MISSOURI NO. 2112 LOCUST STREET ST. LOUIS MISSOURI
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Renewal 3RD RENEWAL 1966
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD

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From: Peter and Fran

To: Digger

Subject: old brandy bottle

Date: 12-01-2003

 digger, I would like your view on a bottle of south African bottle of K:W:V it stands19cm high has a key above the brand name, shows bunges of grapes in each corner, and was bottled in the state province of the union of south Africa, I estimate it to be at lest 80 90yrs old, the thing about this bottle is that it has never been opened, when bottled it was very old then. look forward to your opinion. thanks, pete bullivant, new Zealand.

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From: W. H. Starrett

To:

Subject: Gold Thimble Bottle . . . . and Pictures

Date: 12-01-2003

 Sir: I have a bottle that has been in the family for ages and I would appreciate knowing more about It. 1. Embossing: The bottle is embossed on all three sides with old english lettering. Two of the sides are embossed with "Gold thimble scotch whisky" One side embossed with "Bloch Bcos Glasgow" The embossing sets on a circular frame with a 2 inch circular indentation in the center of the 4 3/8 inch high by 3 3/8 inch wide oval. 2. Size: The bottle is 8 1/2 inches high with a fluted collar around the neck 1 1/8 inches on one side and 1 1/4 inches on the other side . The neck above the flute is very smooth although the bottle has 3 very lite seams from the base of the flute on the neck to the circular base with embossed lettering. 3. Mouth: The mouth of the bottle is very smooth no embossing , seams or ridges aprox 7/8 inch across and uneven being one side a bit lower around 1/8 inch. 3. Base: The 1/8 inch indented circular base has embossing "E B & C "with a very small circular mark and then the letter "L" with a very small "D" . directly across from the lettering are the numbers "1674" . 4. Shape: The bottle is triangular shaped going into a round base. 5. Color: The bottle is a greenish golden amber in color. 6. Condition: The bottle is in perfect condition . no cracks , scratches, or chips. 7. I would appreciate knowing the age, value , and possibly any history or any information that you are able to come up with. . Thank you.

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From: michael m. elling 

To: Digger

Subject: Re: celery cola from Jackson MISS

Date: 11-01-2003

 Celery Cola and fruit flavor beverages were made in several states and I believe were headquartered in Florida. There are more than one proprietary design bottle from Jackson, and they are very rare in the upper grades. Will you be attending the Jackson Bottle Show in 2 weeks? -MikeE in Tennessee

 

From: Digger

To: cheromike Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2003

 7:45 PM

Subject: celery cola from Jackson MISS Mike, would you have any knowledge of a celery cola from Jackson Miss. ? history or value?

 

From: Dennis Smith celery cola

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Celery Cola help

Date: 12-01-2003

 There were at least four variations of the Lake's Celery bottles in use from about 1915 to 1925. Lake's was not the only Celery soda sold in Mississippi at the time. His direct competitior in Jackson and Hattiesburg was a guy named Jarvis. I have some of his bottles, embossed and labeled. New Orleans bottlers also distributed celery soda in MS. I have an interesting story about an man born about 1910 in MS and named after L. C. Arny's celery soda (story was related to me by his grandson). I have many hundreds of pages of notes and information on celery soda. I have about forty brands (and multiple cities of some brands) represented in my collection. If you have specific questions I will try to answer them. Regards, Dennis

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From: Claudia Reese

To: Digger

Subject: Cobalt Blue Purex 1 Qt Bottle

Date: 12-01-2003

 Could you please tell me if a cobalt blue colored one quart purex bottle is worth anything-----Thank You----Claudia, Twin Falls, Idaho

I would think so...I have never seen one or even heard of one in any color other than amber.  Digger  Bleach Bottles

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 From: Cindy Sacker

To: Digger Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2003

 12:10 PM

Subject: BottleQuestion Hi, My parents and I have a few old bottles that we've found on their farm. One is a brown, square Prickly Ash Bitters bottle, tons of cobalt blue, unmarked bottles, an unmarked, round glazed stoneware bottle, and a tiny, about 4" tall, stoneware jug with a brown top, marked "usa" on the bottom. Are any of these of value, or just neat to look at? Thanks, Cindy

From: Digger

To: Cindy Sacker Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2003

 4:56 PM

Subject: Re: BottleQuestion Thanks for the kind words. The bitters is nice bottle, common $30-40. The others are probably worth keeping as well. Digger

 

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From: Joseph Anderson tymwarpnaxs

To: Digger

Subject: Bourbon Bottle

Date: 12-01-2003

 Dear Sir, We have a bourbon bottle from Stitzel-Weller Distillery. On the front of the bottle, it reads Old Fitzgerald Prime. Under that, is Wildlife Decanter, 86. 8 Proof bourbon whiskey. The back label reads as follows, Wildlife decanter, handmade bourbon, 7 years old, 4/5 quart, Distilled an d bottled by Stitzel-Weller Distillary, Estab. Louisville, Kentucky 1849. The glass appears to be hand blown and it is green tint . There is a scene on the front of the bottle of two rams with snow covered mountains in the background. The bottle is 12 inches tall. Could you give an estimated of the value of the bottle or offer any additional information? Thank you for any help you have to offer. Deborah

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From: scrogers

To: Digger

Subject: Similarly Decorated Bottle

Date: 12-01-2003

 Digger, I was looking for information on a Whiskey bottle that I bought at a garage sale and I ran across this entry in your June 2000 questions. The second bottle is some type of cognac bottle from Spain. It is 14 1/2" high including the cap and is covered with leather. It is very intricately carved with very nice designs including a man on a horse waving his arm and carrying a long pole in his other hand. There is a metal chain around the base of the neck with a leather tag which says CONAC one one side and ESPANA on the other. The chain is attached to the cap which bears more elaborate carvings. Its a striking bottle and in excellent condition. The bottom of the bottle has "Genuine Leather 'JEYPE' Made in Spain" stamped into the leather. Any ideas on this one? I have not seen anything like this before. Maybe a reader can help. I, too, have a bottle covered in leather with a leather tag that says Whiskey on one side and ESPANA on the other. It is intricately carved with pictures of Don Quijote and Sancho. The bottom of the bottle has "Genuine Leather 'JEYPE' Made in Spain" stamped into the leather. I was wondering if you had received any feedback from readers on the origins of these bottles. I have included a picture to help with the description. Thank you, Crystal Rogers

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From: Chris Chris_Ocharter

To: Digger

Subject: Information request.

Date: 12-01-2003

 Hello, I have seen your name on the bottle collecting sites and figured you were maybe the best place to start. My son and I found a stash of old bottles in a dirt pile that was dug up during a new home construction. Can you recommend the best book or site where we might be able to learn more about value, history, etc. ? I have attached a picture of all the bottles we had pulled out so far. If you are interested in learning more about this stuff, I would gladly tell you more. Thanks in advance for you help. Chris Ott (So. WI)

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From: Tucsonsimpson

To: Digger

Subject: Chase Bottling Company Bottle?

Date: 12-01-2003

 Hey Digger, My son found a thick transparent-green pop-style bottle with the following markings. Can you tell me anything about it? It has the name "Chase" in a circle on both sides of the bottle. Other markings include "Chase Bottling Co. Memphis, Tenn. " "Contents 6 Flu. Ozs. ", "Chase" on a circle on the bottom. Bottle also has a double line around the neck. No label, all molded onto glass. Thanks, George

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From: W. H. Starrett

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Gold Thimble Bottle . . . . and Pictures

Date: 12-01-2003

 sir: Iam really sorry but your reply back to me would not open. I went through the normal procedure but I was left with a blank page . . . I would really appreciate hearing from you again. . . thanks Bill

 

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From: TatianaChanel

To: Digger

Subject: 1931 Clorox bottle

Date: 12-01-2003

 Hi, I have a 1931 Clorox bottle (I'm pretty sure of the date because I looked on a Clorox internet site) that my wife has had for years. I also have a Bromo Seltzer Emerson Drug Co. Baltimore MD bottle, and a Frederick Stearns & Co. Detroit Mich. bottle. I was wondering how I could go about selling them and how much I should ask for them. I'd appreciate any help you can give me.

I doubt that any of them will bring much money.,  You might get $1-2 each.  Here's more about your bottles:

Bleach Bottles        Bromo Bottles        Stearns

 

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From: Pukeet

To: Digger

Subject: Mexican mustang liniment

Date: 12-01-2003

 hi I was clearing brush on my property in the historic gold rush town of Coloma ca I found a bottle about 4 inches clear with liniment d. S. Barnes n. Y. Mexican mustang it looks like it has a seam and a indented break off on the bottom and it is lop sided could you tell me about this type of bottle and what year it was made thank you jm

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From: Charles Enkerud

To: Digger

Subject: Full or Empty

Date: 13-01-2003

 Hi Sir, I'm new to all this and have a quick question. I have two Jim Beam decanters, a Police Paddy Wagon and a Model "A" Police Car that are still full and sealed. Are these more desirable and easier to sell if they are still full? Thanks. Ed

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From: Michael Guercio bigtoe I also have a question concerning a Dr. Pepper bottle I purchase in 1973. It is my original bottle in my bottle collection. I paid 25 cents of which 10 cents included the deposit. The deposit doubled from five cents the summer before. My Dr. Pepper bottle is a 16 ounce Miami Dolphin Undefeated season. It is in perfect condition and unopened. I placed a miniature Dolphin football helmet on the bottle in 1975, the helmet dates to about 1969. I recently saw an empty version of this bottle and thought it was different from mine. This was the first time I had ever looked thru the bottle and the back panel shows thru to the front. This bottle is not for sale. I was curious to the value of the bottle. I hear it is quite a collectors item. Thank you. Michael Guercio

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From: Itagee

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 13-01-2003

 I have a James B Bean Whiskey Decanter. It is blue w/flowers and gold accents. It has Genuine Regal China 1973 on the bottom and also the # 145. Anything u could tell me about it would be helpful. thank you, Nancy

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From: Marmac326

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 13-01-2003

 Hello I found a bottle in the woods and was wondering if you could tell me anything about it. "Like" what type of drink was in it and when the drink was made. The name on the bottle is "Big Bill". It says on it that it was made by Taylor Long Co. out of Charlotte NC. I have not been able to find out any thing on the company or I would have tried to contact them. Thanks for any help you could pass my way. Mark Mcdaniel marmac326

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From: Skroark4

To: Digger

Subject: beam bicentennial bourbon bottles

Date: 13-01-2003

 Digger i found 6 beans 1976 bicentennial limited series bottles with different Norman Rockwell covers, they are in mint condition. Do you no there value, would sale. Kaye

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From: Eben T Stanfield

To: Digger

Subject: Marion with decanter

Date: 14-01-2003

 I am writing in reference to Marion with the foreign decanter. I also bought 2 of these bottles at a flea market with the same stamp on the bottom as Marion's. Researching the info on the bottom of the bottle I found that it is called a Buton Mini Pitcher made by Argenterie Galbiati. The OMM that is on the bottom is actually COMM. G. Galbiati Milano. Reseaching further I found that this is a silver company but I have not yet found if these were actually made in 1820 or if this is just the est. date for the company, nor their value, so if anyone knows any more info, please advise. Shelly S. C.

Here's the rest of the story:  Buton Decanters

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From: Martina firered1968shaw

To: Digger

Subject: Information Please

Date: 14-01-2003

 I have a rectangular 5-6 inch high medicine bottle with D. D. T. 1868 imprinted on one side and "THE CELEBRATED" on the other. The front is Gifford & Co. Chicago, H. H. H. Medicine. It is clear in color with a bluish tinge to it. It has two seams down each side of the bottle. The neck is about 2 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. Do you have any information on this Company? Is there any worth to it? Its a very nice looking bottle.

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From: wendy razor70bigpond

To: Digger

Subject: Haig&Haig silver crown decanter

Date: 14-01-2003

 To any one that may be able to help? I have an old Haig&Haig bottle. The information that I have may not be exact. The bottle that I have came from Sir John and Lady Glover's house in Kingston Tce, Nth Adelaide South Australia. My grandparents worked there in approx 1967. Their house was full of mementoes including the first drawings of the statue of Col. William Light and the birth certificate of Adelaide. Many Notories and important persons stayed at the house and Sir John Glover was Lord Mayor of Adelaide at about that time. The Queen Mother stayed at this house on her trip to Adelaide. Lady Glover gave this bottle to my grandmother and said that it had been made in Queen Victoria's rein and produced for her sons 21'st birthday the prince regent about 1910, supposedly only 16 bottles or decanters made. this bottle is known as a pinched waist. The silver crown has a cork underneath. The bottle would probably been given to Sir Johns father who was also a lord mayor. Any information would be of great help Thank you Wendy

 

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From: stephanie wilder

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 14-01-2003

 maybe you can help me I have a glass bottle that has a tapered glass top with the no. 6 on it the bottle also has the no. 6 on it it has an acid burned strip on it to write what’s in the bottle the bottom of the bottle says t. c. w. company it is in excellent condition but I cant seem to find out what it was for or its value it may be an apothecary bottle but not being into collecting bottles I am at a loss I appreciate any assistance you can give me thanking you in advance

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From: Berrygirlz

To: Digger

Subject: Texas mini saloon jug, scratch, advertising Houston, Texas

Date: 14-01-2003

 Hi Digger, my brother found this little jug working construction in Houston, Texas 5 years ago. it is in great shape. it is 3inches high. brown in color. it has complaints of F Minster 2020 Washington ave. Houston, Texas I was wondering what is was worth, and how old is it. I thank you very much!!! Don

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From: mona

To: Digger

Subject: perfume info

Date: 13-01-2003

 Digger, where can I contact your perfume expert Helen Farnsworth about Evening in Paris Perfume? Thanks, Mona

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From: flex appel

To: Digger

Subject: my jugs

Date: 14-01-2003

 Dear Digger, I am from Lafayette, Louisiana and was digging under my family's home back when I was 12 years old (I am now 36) and found two jugs. I have attached a picture of the jugs. When I found them they had what I believe to be whiskey in them with cork stoppers. There are wooden handles with a wire running through them and them bottle. The name on one of the bottles is: DREW & LANDRUM DAWSON SPRINGS, KY. I have tried to research these jugs and have had no such luck. Any assistance that you can give me will surely help. Sincerely, Denise Villere'

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From: flex appel

To: Digger

Subject: pic of my jugs

Date: 14-01-2003

 Sorry, I just sent my email to you and forgot to attach my photo. Here it is. . . Once again, Thank you, Denise

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From: SUSANLEE722

To: Digger

Subject: ABOUT A STOPPER

Date: 14-01-2003

 Hello not sure were to write , but i find a bottle stopper on here and it was from silverite and I have the same one i got from someone has a present , it plays how dry i am who ever wrote that one could you give them my e-mail to let me no any info on it . . . . . Thank you

I got this a few years ago for a present anyone seen one befor it plays" how dry i am' and go on stop of a rum bottle or any kind it will fit , i guess its a few years old made by silverite . . . Susie

 

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From: JOHN MANGAN

To: Digger Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003

 11:41 AM

Subject: Hello Hey digger my name is John. I read the answer about Gude's Pepto Mangan on your site. You say the bottle is worth maybe 5 to 10 bucks. What about a full unopened bottle. 11 fluid ounces with the original box? In close to mint condition no scratches or anything. I read that these bottles in this condition are scarce. What do you think? Thank you, John

 

From: Digger

To: JOHN MANGAN Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003

 7:03 PM

Subject: Re: Hello probably scarce yes value might be $30 maybe a bit more if you find a hot buyer. digger

 

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From: Hkrone70

To: Digger

Subject: Found today

Date: 14-01-2003

 PREHello, while walking through some woods today, I found the following bottles: a green 10oz short neck embossed Hillbilly Mountain Dew Bottle (It'll tickle your innards), and a clear 8oz bottle of Dee-Light Beverage from the New Brunswick Bottling Co. of New Brunswick NJ. Do you have any information on these? Possible value? Im not a collector, but the area I was walking in has a huge number of old bottles - most of them broken. I think I will return to the area in a few days - I find this very interesting. Thank you. Helmut

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From: selectscapes

To: Digger

Subject: Help

Date: 15-01-2003

 Hope you can help with this one-or maybe not as over the past 25 years of collecting no one else has-maybe more collectible? The bottle is cobalt blue, 3-1/4 inches tall, has WHCrawfordCo vertically. This one is three sided and gradually tapers in at the middle. A bimal bottle. I'm aware of several other WHCrawford bottles. This one no one has seen. Ideas? Thanks, Eric

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From: Tammy Claypoole tc2216

To: Digger

Subject: bottle value

Date: 15-01-2003

 I have 1926 soda water bottle from coca cola and I would like to find out the value of it?

 

From: WILLIAM GORCSOS

To: Digger

Subject: MAISON DU BOUCHETT LAUCHE KUMMEL

Date: 15-01-2003

 hi asking about above quart bottles 1 empty, 4 full how much and where could I sell them? thanks bill.

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From: conn8900

To: Digger

Subject: 1953 souvenir Old Mr. Boston fine liquors Presidential inauguration bottle

Date: 16-01-2003

 Could you tell me value of this round empty brown bottle? The writing is in white (not embossed although there is an Eagle embossed at neck part) and the bottle held 1/5th. It lists the presidents inaugurated up to "Ike" Eisenhower in 1953, state they were from, their birthdates & date of inauguration. The Capitol with words 1953 above it and stars all around the picture. Very bottom: 14; Middle at very bottom: 6 1D1; to right of that at bottom edge: 52 MCMLIII also on bottle. On back near top is also the words "Federal law forbids sale or reuse of bottle". Very good shape. Thank you, I am: PJ Johnson in Charlotte, NC pjjohn

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From: Margogiroux

To: Digger

Subject: Re: bottle questions

Date: 16-01-2003

 Hi I have a couple of bottles that were given to me. . . just kind of interested in knowing something about them. The larger clear bottle is embossed with several names up the side, including A. Nadal, Bunola, Mallorca. The original labels look more like vertical paper stamps. It is 12 3/4 " high. The seam does go through the lip. I assume that this is just a pretty bottle and has no collectible interest but I thought before I put it in the trash that I would check it out with someone. The second bottle may be more interesting. The embossing on the bottom says, "L & S Co. 64, the seam stops where the lip is attached. Instead of getting smaller as the top of the lip terminates it flares just a little. I'd say the color is a light aqua. 7 1/2" tall and 2 " diameter. There are two knicks , one tiny one on the lip and another on the bottom edge. There is evidence of a milky deposit inside the bottle. Is it English-Lax & Shaw, Leeds, York, England? Do foreign bottles have any value here? Thanks for your help. Margo

 

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From: barbara manthei

To: Digger

Subject: old bottle

Date: 16-01-2003

 I have an old Schlitz beer bottle . It is 10 in. high, dark amber or brown with seams to bottom of crown. Schlitz is in raised letters at an angle on front. . Back bottom ; of this bottle says not to be sold, on bottom -wf & s mil-with a s or 5 under this. I have had it 20 years, I found it under an old house built some time the first part of l900s . Any help on this will be appreciated.

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From: dustin mechnig

To: Digger

Subject: Smile bottle

Date: 16-01-2003

 Digger, about fifteen years ago I found an interesting bottle and I haven't been able to find any info on it. The bottle is about 6 inches tall and holds only 2 1/2 fl. oz. Across the middle of it the word "smile" is written in cursive. Also towards the bottom of the bottle there is a patent date of July 11, 1922. On the base there appears to be a diamond with an eliptical shape crossing through it. They both appear to be done by hand. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Dustin Mechnig

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From: dustin

To: Digger

Subject: Smile bottle

Date: 16-01-2003

 Digger, I have a bottle I could use some help with. The bottle stands only 6 inches tall and holds only 2 1/2 fl. ounces. Across the middle of it the word Smile appears in cursive writting. Closer to the bottom there is also a patent date of July 11, 1922, also, on the very bottom there appears to be a diamond with an eliptical shape trough the middle of it. Both of these shapes look to be done by hand, but you can tell they were placed there by the maker. Any information on this bottle would be appreciated. thanks, Dustin

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From: Mary Payne4

To: Digger

Subject: makers mark whiskey bottles

Date: 17-01-2003

 would you know where I could find the value of the 1998 Kentucky champions makers mark bottle unopened? I am also trying to find the 1978 makers mark Kentucky champion decanter. Any ideas on where to find it? I have looked at the makers mark site and cannot seem to come up with anything. thanks

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From: Margogiroux

To: Digger

Subject: Re: bottle questions

Date: 17-01-2003

 Thanks. . . having looked at your question and answer page I can see how much you do I really appreciate the opportunity to have a real person to ask and receive answers from. I must admit I didn't expect to have to wait quite that long, but I'll learn a whole lot reading your site as I wait for your response. Margo

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From: Wilsonavalon

To: Digger

Subject: Epps- cola

Date: 16-01-2003

 Hope you can help I found this bottle in my cellar. amber color, fancy embossed writing, it has 7ozs cap. written above epps cola bottom of bottle it say's Louisville. ky registered. on the back at the bottom it says I think d. o. c. 1. 0. 7, it has a large e on bottom of bottle the seams on the side are very thick and stop right at the lip of bottle, the bottle is thick also

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From: lynda newport

To: Digger

Subject: bottle??

Date: 17-01-2003

 yes, I have a bottle that I am wanting to find out how much it is worth. it is a small bottle, and it says. the herb medicine co, it also says, lightning hot drops no relief no pay!. I found it about 3 years ago, I was working as a logger, when I found it, and I have tried to find out about it. I also read the article about the spirited dig. and that caught my eye when I say that one bottle that they had found. please  if you can give me any info: on this bottle. thanks, rickey

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From: Art Field

To: Digger

Subject: Have a 1924 book

Date: 17-01-2003

 I was looking through some old stuff I have through out my house and found this book of Dr D. Jayner's. Is it of any value? Please respond! M. Field

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From: ANITA L SHERMAN

To: Digger

Subject: Lockkport gargling Oil

Date: 17-01-2003

 Hi Digger I am preparing a small archaeological bottle exhibit on a foundation site which I dug. I found 3/4 of a Lockport Gargling Oil bottle in Lock port Green. All the lettering is intact. I am trying to find any historical information I can about to include in the exhibit it. i. e. what company manufactured it , approx age etc. Can you help me. ? Any information related to this bottle will be appreciated. Thank you. Anita Sherman P. S. I contacted you by letter about 12 years ago to ask you about "Spencer" bottles. The Gen. Joseph Spencer homesite is in my front yard. I have been working on it for 12 years and still haven't found the $40, 000 Jared Spencer bottle!

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From: NAVYBRAT1949

To: Digger

Subject: hello, I have 2 green fish wine bottles

Date: 17-01-2003

 they both have a "f" on bottom. plus I have 2+ cases of the old dome top ball jars. can you tell me what both these items "may" get at auction or better still is there a market for them? thank you for your time. I live near Charlotte NC and there is an auction house in Asheville NC about 3 hrs. away. is it going to be worth it to bring these items to them? please contact me if you want to but not required. thanks anyway. bill shuman 2313 sedgefield dr. gastonia nc 28052 704-867-3878

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From: Bobby & Delores Love

To: Digger

Subject: question about some bottles I have

Date: 17-01-2003

 I own a full set of McCormick ceramic Elvis decanters-I am trying to find out what they may be worth today-the seals on each bottle have never been broken. My father bought them brand-new some time in the early 1970's-can you help me? Any & all information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely Yours, Delores Love

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From: Doyle Phillips

To: Digger

Subject: Ft Davis Texas bottles?

Date: 17-01-2003

 Digger Using Google as a search engine I found your website. My question regards the Fort Davis, Texas entry shown in the result below. I'm doing some research on Fort Davis and there was a story about buried bottles from a saloon being found thereabouts. Do you have any info? Thanks, Doyle Phillips Mill Valley,

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From: John Barnes

To: Digger

Subject: I search for bottles. Found one of interest.

Date: 17-01-2003

 Hey Digger! I have been a bottle collector and a digger for 30 years. My question is about a particular piece I recently uncovered and need advice about it. Bottle type: Ink well Pontil: Embossed/ "Higgins' INKS, Brooklyn, N. Y. #4 Seam stopper/applied top (tooled) Shape & Size: Round base (1. 75") Height (1. 5") Color: Clear with air bubbles Condition: Excellent I have never seen or heard of this item. I can't date it. Can you? Would love to hear your response. Thank you. John N. Barnes

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From: wayne skousen

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 18-01-2003

 I have two wine bottles that came from Edinburgh, Scotland. It has music that plays and a little man with a kilt on inside of it. 4/5 quart 86 proof the wine is no longer in it. it has a on and off switch and a wind up on the bottom. it has red plaid on the bottle and 12 years old written on it but my husband said his mom had it for 30 yrs. thank you if you can help me know if it is of value if not I still think there awesome!

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From: Stacy Thompson

To: Digger

Subject: Arsenic jug

Date: 18-01-2003

 If possible, I would like some info on this jug found in WVA. It is stoneware with Bowers embossed on a clear lid with wire bail(holder). It is 10 1/2" tall and 7" wide. The writing on the jug says arsenate with skull and crossbones , there is also other writing all in perfect condition. The bottom reads, Boston MA 1910. The only thing that isn't in mint condition is the bail and it is rusted on one side. I would appreciate the info and a value. Thanks, Stacy

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From: paul kahn

To: Digger

Subject: Question on Crown Royal liquor bottle

Date: 18-01-2003

 Hi, my neighbor has a full bottle of Seagrams Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey. He claims that it was given to his aunt in 1935, but I know that CR was not made at all until 1939. It is an unopened bottle with a certificate, velvet bag, and matching cardboard box, but nothing is dated. There is a red tax stamp over the top, which is overprinted with the number "33131323". The stamp has white printing that says "Bottle stamp" "US Internal Revenue Tax Distilled Spirits". The wording "Series 112" is printed in the design of the stamp. The marks on the bottom of the bottle say D-6 (distillery6?) and other marks I cannot make out. Can you possible date this bottle? thanks for any information. Paul Kahn

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From: PRBCSEISEN

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 18-01-2003

 What is a mucilage abrv. On bottle are te/nex/ine looks like an ink well

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From: Kim Verhaegen

To: Digger

Subject: apricot liquor

Date: 18-01-2003

 My parents have a few "musical bottles" and I was wondering about one in particular. It is called Bols Dancing Girls and it is an apricot liquor. It is unopened with the top sealed and inside there is a dancing girl which turns as music is played. From what I remember there is a picture of a windmill around the label. Are you familiar with this kind of bottle and is ir of any value. I believe my Dad purchased it about 20 or so years ago for about $75. 00. Thanks. . . .

I hope they did not pay that for it.  There are thousands of these bottles found all over the world.  Here's the Story: Bols Bottles 

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From: Dennis & Julie

To: Digger

Subject: Peanut Jar

Date: 18-01-2003

 Dear Digger, We have a jar that says Planters on it. The jar is approx. 11" in height and 8" in diameter this does not include the lid. It is a square shape with peanuts on each corner that round the corners. The peanuts and the word Planters spans most of the height of the jar. The lid has a peanut on it for a handle. The color is a clear pink and it is in very good condition. Would like to know what the jar is worth, the date it would have been produced, and what the original purpose would have been. We assume it was to hold nuts, but was it used in a store, a bar, or where? Did you get a hand full for a nickel or was there bagged peanuts stored in it? Thank you for your assistance. Julie

Honestly, it looks like a reproduction gift store item to me- but I am not expert on these.  Digger

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From: Bev braggbsn1

To: Digger

Subject: Liqueur Bottle

Date: 18-01-2003

 Just curious to know what this bottle is called and its approximate age. It says on the bottom as far as I can make out OHAWK R-4 Liqueur. Looked around quite a bit on your site and it is a very informative one but could not find any info on it. It has some I think they call it crazing on it and just wondered if you could shed any light on it. Thanks for your time. Bev

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From: Pat and Larry

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle of Wine

Date: 18-01-2003

 I have a bottle of wine that I bought around 1975. I would like to know if it has any real value? It is a 3 liter (101 fl. oz. ) bottle, the color is dark green it is 33" high, and the bottom - front is a design of a snail. It has never been opened and the wine is "Chianti". It was made and bottled by Santa Lucia Di Pontedera of Italy. The number "375 / PI is on the label. The Sole USA agent was Vento Wine Imports / Inc in Cleveland, Ohio. Thank you Larry

Vento Bottles

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From: Larry Schmitt ls7244

To: Digger

Subject: I have a Burgermeister ceramic beer bottle

Date: 18-01-2003

 Still sealed and full. Has a ceramic cap that fits loosely over cap. Bottle and cap are light brown in color with dark brown label lettering with "Los Angeles, Famous Burgermeister Cities, One of a series, Theodore Hamm Company, Los Angeles (and)San Francisco, Contents 9 FL OZ" on label. Bottom of bottle mark says Ceramarte UDA Rio Negrin S. A. Made in Brazil. Any appreciable market value, and if so, where? Thanks for any time and effort, Larry Schmitt Dallas, Texas

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From: Tina klustyfuse

To: Digger

Subject: woodburry busch miller

Date: 18-01-2003

 dear digger, I have a bottle with the a cork top and it is a light shade of green. it was dug up under the l&n bridge in newport, ky. the name on it is woodburry &busch-miller. I have not been able to find any info on the company. I think it was a company in newport ky but I have not found anything on it yet. do you have any idea on what it could be. thanks for any help. . . martin

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From: Lisa

To: Digger

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 19-01-2003

 Hello, I don't know of the picture came through. My Dad found this bottle a few years ago while digging. It says Hayner Whiskey Distillery Troy, Ohio on the front and Design Patented Nov. 30th. 1897. on the bottom. Is this bottle worth anything? Thanks, Lisa McClure

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From: Valkpark

To: Digger

Subject: Old Bottles

Date: 19-01-2003

 I have two bottles: One is brown crockery with a small handle at the top. It has "No. 3" stamped on its side and the following on the bottom: Victoria Brunner (symbol of a crown here) VB Oberlahnstein It's in pretty good shape, just a couple of small chips. Do you know where this bottle originates? Is it valuable? The second bottle is also a dark crockery. On its side is imprinted: Wynand Fockink Amsterdam Any ideas where this bottle comes from and its value? Thank you for your reply Kathryn Parker kathpark

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From: Katherinederyl Newell

To: Digger

Subject: Bottles

Date: 19-01-2003

 To whom it may concern, I live in tennessee and I have collected old bottles for some time now. I really dont know the values on any of them or the stories behind them. I just find them to be beautiful and really neat. My chirldren bring me the bottles when there off hunting buried treasure. I have just recently collected some medicine bottles (I guess that is what they are) that are really neat looking. I have one in perticular that I cleaned and noticed that down the side it has in the brown glass ( THE CHATTANOOGA MEDICINE CO ) on the bottom it has the number 2 some type of sign and then the numbers 1909. I wondered if maybe you might know any history on this bottle. And also if you might know of some books or things that I might be able to read that might better help me to find the history of these bottles. I was told to go on the web for maybe some information on bottles but there are so many bottle sites I just chose yours first hoping that maybe you might could help me. Any help provided would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Kitty Newell dbn101569

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From: Mark Wilson

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Cleaning Question

Date: 19-01-2003

 Hi Digger, Is it possible to tumble a Codd stopper bottle? I have an extremely rare Canadian codd stopper bottle that is in bad need of a polishing, but nobody in this part of Ontario has ever cleaned one before. Can you steer me in the right direction? Regards, Mark Wilson

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From: James Salter jsalter7

To: Digger

Subject: poison bottle question

Date: 19-01-2003

 Hi I have a bottle I have found. I'm sure I know what it was used for and where its from. I was wondering where I could get a price and a rightful home. The bottle is marked "gift flasche" with skull and cross bones it has six sides and is amber it's DN# is on the bottom I have (pics at all sides) info would be helpful thanks!

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From: Wayne Caparas

To: Digger

Subject: AMS 1Pint Twist top

Date: 19-01-2003

 Hey Digger, We found an AMS 1 pint (embossed across the back bottom), twist top bottle in the marshlands of Charleston, SC. It looks great. It's flat, has a large AMS Company logo near the bottom, and has the following codes on the bottom: D 234, and 56 (some strange symbol that looks like an eye with a O on top) followed by the number 5. It is not blown glass, as the seam is clearly visable. It also has a federal law warning against re-use embossed across the top. Can you tell us how old it is, and what history it may have? Thanks, Brooke Caparas

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From: Robert Whitmore

To: Digger

Subject: Green Bottle

Date: 20-01-2003

 Can you help me identify the green 'bottle' in the attached picture? Value? It is marked "Wheaton Glass Co. NJ" on the bottom. It came from my wife's Grandmother. We would like some information on what it was used for, age and value. Thanks, Bob Whitmore

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From: gmontoyapostoffice.

To: Digger

Subject: EL QUIJOTO DE LA MANCHA CONAC BOTTLE

Date: 20-01-2003

 Hi i recently came a cross a cognac bottle with leather covering with don Quixote on the side. Was made in Spain has a pointy top plus it full of cognac . El Quixote de la mancha is engraved on the side of the bottle. Any info on this bottle will be appreciated.  thanks gilbert

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From: SHERILBATES

To: Digger

Subject: set of greatful dead wine bottles

Date: 20-01-2003

 I am inquiring about a set of wine bottles that I have. They are sealed with different pictures of the grateful dead (band and icons). I have four of the five and would like to know what they would be worth. Thank you for your help. Sheri

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From: Askng2much

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 20-01-2003

 Hi Digger, I found two bottles and was wondering if you could please identify them as to the era and use of them. One is bluish green, about 7 inches tall, and has M. C. & Co. across one side, and McCrudden and Campbell & Co. in an arc across the other side with PHIL AD followed by a smaller, underlined "A" afterwards across the bottom of the arc. The other bottle is about 5 inches tall, pale green, and has PARLIN & CO around the top on one side, and THE POTTER around the other top side, just below the neck. I would appreciate any information you could supply about the age and use of these bottles, and thank you for your time. Diane

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From: Askng2much

To: Digger

Subject: bottles

Date: 20-01-2003

 Hi Digger, I found two bottles and was wondering if you could please identify them as to the era and use of them. One is bluish green, about 7 inches tall, and has M. C. & Co. across one side, and McCrudden and Campbell & Co. in an arc across the other side with PHIL AD followed by a smaller, underlined "A" afterwards across the bottom of the arc. The other bottle is about 5 inches tall, pale green, and has PARLIN & CO around the top on one side, and THE POTTER around the other top side, just below the neck. I would appreciate any information you could supply about the age and use of these bottles, and thank you for your time. Diane

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From: Darrell Stein

To: Digger

Subject: H. Clay Clover Co.

Date: 20-01-2003

 Hi Digger, I saw in the "questions" section of your web page that you answered a question about an H. Clay Clover Co. medicine bottle. I recently discovered one on my ranch in Texas and would like your help in finding out more about it. The amber glass bottle holds 6 1/2 ounces and reads "Clover's Imperial Medicine" on the front. On one side is "H. Clay Clover Co. " and on the other is "New York". On the bottom is the number 28 and a triangle with the letter "W" over the letter "T". Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Than you, Darrell Stein dsteinev1

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From: RoomSales

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 20-01-2003

 Hello- I have a flask that I know is T. W. Dyott. It is marked TWD on one side and is marked FRANKLAND on the other. It has an eagle on one side and a ship on the other side. Any info you can give me regarding this would be helpful. Thanks, Tiffany

  I forgot to tell you that the bottle is a cobalt blue color, I would like to know if you could tell me the approx. age, value and history. Or point me in the direction to be able to find this info. Thanks, Tiffany

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From: WILLIAM GORCSOS

To: Digger

Subject: MAISON DU BOUCHETT, LAUCHE KUMMEL

Date: 20-01-2003

 Hi sir. have4 bottles, of above 3/4 quart never opened , 50-60 years old could you help me sell them? how much are they worth . also have 1 empty bottle, same , were my dad's, thanks bill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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From: ananjd

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle Appraisal

Date: 20-01-2003

 I just mailed the appraisal form for this Bols Brandy Bottle today but attached please find the pictures I have. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at. Sincerely, Ana M. Hemmert  Bols Brandy Bottle

You will find many other references to this bottle which is common in others months of Questions.  They show up at garage sales frequently.  In the condition shown above with full labels and contents, they are scarce. I'd estimate the above bottle to be $35-40 range.  Digger

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From: EchoFifeW

To: Digger

Subject: I barely know where to begin!

Date: 20-01-2003

 I have a bottle shaped like a bear, it is jet black, opaque and looks as though it might be German or Russian. The dates on it are 1877 1882, 1886 1896. The label is a little worn but I can make out Allason and what starts with Doppen it also reads NOQTABWNKb. There are letters on it that are not in our alphabet. The label itself looks like a scroll sort of and its marked "No. 27" along with four seals three look like birds of some sort or at least wings. It has three seams but they don't go all the way to the top it has a lip around it but the most intriguing part is that its shaped like a very homely looking bear. He's squatting on a little plat form , the whole thing is about 8 to 10 inches high and very thick , I'm not sure what it had in it but I imagine it was liquor. Do you have any idea where it came from or what it might be worth. Thank you Rachel PS please let me know via email if you post my question or if you know anything

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From: Rickey Owens-Smith

To: Digger

Subject: Question

Date: 21-01-2003

 Digger - I have two bottle that I am trying to determine their approximate age. I am certain that they are not valuable, but I'm curious as to how old they are. If you have any info on the companies represented on the bottles, I'd appreciate it very much. (1) Eddy and Eddy Chemists, St. Louis (2) Dr. A. Boschee's German Syrup, L. M. Green, Proprietor Thank you in advance! Rickey Owens-Smith Tijuana, México

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From: Richard Axline

To: Digger

Subject: glass bottle

Date: 21-01-2003

 I have a bear bottle-bank, approx. 7 inches high , screw on lid with slot for money and in red letters says snow crest bank bottle, on bottom is embossed with snow crest beverage inc, salem, mass. , a 17 somekind of mark and a 2 , any info and value- thanks

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From: Canuckhoosier

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 21-01-2003

 HI: I'm wondering if you can help me out on the following bottling company. I have 2 different KURTZ bottles, I no 1 is a soda bottle but not sure about the other. I've attached pics. I will be thankful for any info you might be able to provide. Thanks in advance Dave

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From: Teri Warner

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 21-01-2003

 whiskey bottle king tuts head? do you know anything about this bottle? dated 1979 12 to 18 inches high . do you know value? thanks tjcole2000

 --- Teri Warner

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From: Swtpea350

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 21-01-2003

 My son found an old brown bottle at a construction site in NYC. It is about 8 in. tall with the embossed words on the side C. H. Phillips New York. Would you be able to identify it? Thanks for a reply. Ellen

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From: Stephen Tokay

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 22-01-2003

 Hope you can help me identify what appears to be an old wine bottle that was found in Knoxville Tennessee few years back. The bottle is a banjo shape and root beer in color. The top appears to be a crown top. The total height is 7 inches. From the shoulder to the top is 2 inches. The bottom portion of the banjo shape is 5 inches at its widest width and 4 ½ inches from the shoulder to the base (like the moon coming up over the horizon). The thickness or depth of the bottle varies from 1 inch at the top to 2 inches at the base. The bottle appears to be a Blown In Mold - side seams stop below the lip. The base looks like a smooth base with oval mold mark. The word Vinol is embossed with raised letters that are ¾ inches in height ¾ of and inch down from the neck/shoulder. The raised lettering on the bottom of the bottle says " PRIVATE MOULD - PATENTED APRIL 19, 1898". There is a raised diamond shape with the raised numbers 163 or 103 - I think - (Very hard to make out). Can you help or forward it to someone that might shed a little light on this one? I have added three photos that might help. Thanks. Stephen Tokay

 You are not the first ask.  You will find other information and questions about Vinol In January 2000 Questions, April and June 2002 Questions and May 2003 Questions.  Include the original patent. Digger

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From: Albert

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 22-01-2003

 Dear Digger While browsing your site, I notice that there is a Thermos Bottle made by American Thermos Bottle Co. listed. I have a same Thermos bottle made of Brass and have funny carving on it. There are some wordings at the bottom of the bottle as follows: American Thermos Bottle Co. Norwich, Conn Made in USA PAT No. 995985 June 20 1911. I was wondering how much it is worth, if I should sell it? Thanks Albert Ng

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From: Chicki22

To: Digger

Subject: Elvis McCormick Bourbon Bottles

Date: 22-01-2003

 Hello Digger, I have a complete collection of the McCormick Bourbon bottles that were put out for every year that Elvis was performing, I believe there are 40 or so, the collection is complete, and they are mint, can you help me to find out what their worth is, or where I could go to find out? Thanks very much, Denise

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From: Ray Rehm

To: Digger

Subject: hazel atlas

Date: 22-01-2003

 Hi, maybe you can help. When and if did hazel atlas stop using the logo A inside the bottom half of the H in depression glass. Thanks

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From: Elaine Frank epf1031

To: Digger

Subject: antique wine bottle

Date: 23-01-2003

 I have an old black glass wine bottle. The label reads "Porto Rouge Reserve 1875 Portugal. " Is there an interested collector? I am located in Chicago.

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From: Syl

To: Digger

Subject: I have several Schenley Prints. . .

Date: 23-01-2003

 Digger Odell, I have several different Schenley Prints. Can you tell me how old they are? Do you know anything else about them? They came in an envelope from Schenley Import Corp. , Empire State Bldg. , 350 Fifth Ave. New York, NY. The number on the envelope and on the bottom of every print has the number "102 [print logo] 203. " Size is 10 by 13 inches, thick poster board paper. Title of prints are the following: 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales' own) King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) Royal Horse Artillery Royal Horse Guards King's Own Scottish Borderers (Full Dress) King's Royal Rifle Corps Thank you for your time, Sylvia Examples of "Royal Horse Artillery" attached. . .

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From: C Edmondson

To: Digger

Subject: forbidden fruit bottle

Date: 23-01-2003

 Dear Sir, We have jacquns forbidden fruit bottle on the bottom of the bottle it has r_44 18 62 then the no 5 in between 18 n 62 there is a diamond shape the bottle is apx 8 inch high 15 inch circumference , the bottle top is metal with a crown motif it has a gold type band around the neck with two strips one down each side leading into a band around the middle saying jacquins forbidden fruit liqueur on the down straps it says R44 . The glass has printed 4/5 quart and the words federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle, And a sticker in black edged in gold with gold writing saying what it is and made by Chas Jacquin, please could you give us any info and value on this, regards Christine (owner of this unknown bottle)

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From: Randi Newton Randi. Newtonmastec

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: Jim Beam

Date: 23-01-2003

 Digger, Your site is fascinating. My grandmother recently passed away and I received a couple of Jim Beam bottles. They are campaigners, a republican and a democrat. I think the year is 1960. They are missing their "picket signs" but other than that are in great condition. I tried to find out how much they were worth but can't find anything. Can you help me out. Thank you--Randi

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From: vince jones vincenildram

To: Digger

Subject: morses indian

Date: 24-01-2003

 "Shwmai" ( Halo, how are you) Digger from Wales U. K. I have recently dug up a bottle in mid wales Morses Indian/Root Pills/Dose 2 TO 4/W. Hstock/Blown in U. S. A. as described in your May 2000 Questions. Please could you give an indication of the value to put on it ? Thank you and Regards

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From: vince jones

To: Digger

Subject: Fw: morses indian

Date: 24-01-2003

 Hallo Digger again The bottle you describe in may 2000 questions differs from mine, mine has BLOWN IN U. S. A. as opposed to made in U. S. A. Also I think the writing on the glas is larger than some I have seen photos of thanks and regards

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From: vince jones

Date: 24 January 2003

 15:24:14

To: Digger

Subject: Morse's Indian "Shwmai" ( Halo, how are you) Digger from Wales U. K. I have recently dug up a bottle in mid wales Morses Indian/Root Pills/Dose 2 TO 4/W. Hstock/Blown in U. S. A. as described in your May 2000 Questions. Please could you give an indication of the value to put on it ? Thank you and Regards Vince Jones

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From: Matt Federle -

To: Digger

Subject: flasks

Date: 24-01-2003

 I have a amber flask with henry clay and william webster on it. How can I tell if its a reproduction.

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From: Phvenly

To: Digger

Subject: White Horse Distillers

Date: 24-01-2003

 I have an amber 4/5 quart white horse distillers scotch bottle. On the front of the bottle there is a white horse painted in white. Also embossed towards the top are the words "Federal Law Forbids the Sale or Re-Use of this Bottle. " On the back top section of the bottle is an embossed horse. On the bottom of the bottle is embossed "Exporters White Horse Distillers Glascow, Scotland. " Any information regarding this bottle including current value would be most appreciated. Thank you. Pam Neville Albany, OR

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From: Wayne Jacober jacober69

To: Digger

Subject: Standard Min. Water Co. Codd Philada

Date: 24-01-2003

 Hi Digger I have dug a 8. 25 inch Std min water co Brinton&Brosius 314 N 17TH St Philada embossed on one side and Codd's Patent April 24 1873 Sole Agents H Codd & Co 22 Commerce St N. Y. embossed on bottom of other side and B&B on base I was wondering the scarcity and value Thanks for your time Wayne Jacober

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From: Linda Sylva

To: Digger

Subject: Infomatin about a bottle

Date: 24-01-2003

 I found an old Dr Caldwell syrup pepsin bottle while digging a water line on an old homestead in LaCygne Kansas. It has a green tint and the face says Dr. W. B. Caldwells's Syrup Pepsin. The left edge has Monticello, Illinois. and the right side says pepsin syrup company. From the top of the neck to the bottom it is 9 in tall. The face is just under 3 in across. Could you please tell me the age and value of this bottle. It is a cork top bottle. Thank you, Dale Sylva

Your found a well known medicine here's the story Caldwell Bottles

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From: Mike Klaus mfk1119new

To: Digger

Subject: Fleischmann's Vodka Bottle

Date: 25-01-2003

 I have a empty 1 liter glass bottle of Fleischmann's Royal Vodka. The State of Wisconsin Special Liquor Tax # is 000000345. Is this of any value? Thanks for your help.

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From: Tigersloopy2

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 25-01-2003

 Digger, where is Mason? I live in Greenwich in Huron Co. I talked to you a year or so ago about a pontilled J. Foleys Indian Botanic Balsam that my kids broke. I have a pontilled mint Dr. Townsend's Expectorant Syrup in green-aqua I would lke to know the approx. value of. Certainly enjoy your pages. Sloop

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From: KatMannDew

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 25-01-2003

 Hello I found your name after doing some research on the web. I have 2 bottles that I have had for quite a long time. One is brown colored, 8 inches high, square but rounded corners, embossed in the glass is : L. H. Kellogg Chemical Company Minneapolis Minnesota USA It also has a scale of 1-15 increments embossed on the back side. My other bottle is clear glass, 9 inches high, kind of whiskey bottle shaped, embossed on it says: Federal law forbids sale or re use of this bottle. It has nice decorative embossing and the bottom says D 460 12 7 Pat. d 95461 This last bottle I found about 15 years ago in NY while digging a fire pit. Thanks for your time and any information you can offer me. Darren P. Albuquerque NM

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From: Scott Cook Statikhed

To: Digger

Subject: copeland candies bottle

Date: 25-01-2003

 Hi, I have found a old dump site from the 1940's and was wondering if you have every heard of "Copeland's candies" Fort worth Texas. The bottle is a tall cylinder (7 1/2" by 2" in diameter) The painted label has faded away but I can still read the imprints, which reads "Copelands Famous" and "so easy to eat" the top is embossed with "Copeland's and on the back is the ingredients. I can send a picture if you would like. Thanks in advance, Scott Statikhed

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From: eddie the fast flynn EDDIEFASTFLYNN

To: Digger

Subject: Crown Cork and seal Co. bottle sealer

Date: 25-01-2003

 Digger I have just recently come across an old piece of machinery that I believe to be a rare find. This machine weighs about 2300 lbs and stands 6. 6ft tall. Markings are as follows: CROWN CORK AND SEAL CO. Baltimore DIXIE No C U. S. A. 2322R The owner of this piece is interested to know if it has any monetary value. Thank you Ed Flynn Phoenix Az

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From: MARSHA ROBINSON

To: Digger

Subject: McCormick whiskey bottle

Date: 26-01-2003

 Hi, I've got this 150th anniversary (Missouri) hand blown glass McCormick 86 proof limited edition # 5880 4/5 quart whiskey bottle sesquicentennial 150 years of statehood 1821-1971 Missouri gateway to the west (on the back) front has 150th anniversary Missouri st. Joseph pony express , st. Charles-Missouri's first state capitol-1821, Jefferson city, state capitol-1826, and gateway to the west sealed. I realize it's not an antique, but it is a collectable, is it worth anything? Thank you, marsha robinson

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From: Guy Tinker

To: Digger

Subject: Opalescent Cathedral Pickle Jar

Date: 26-01-2003

 Hello, I was looking at your website and a friend of mine has a few of the "Opalescent" Cathedral pickle Jars he wants to sell. I have attached a pic of one of them. If you are not interested in buying any of them, could you please give me some info about them and who might be interested. The jars are a little over 13" tall and are blue/green "opalescent" in color. They are all in great condition except for a little dirt some may have a very, very little chip. . . like you see at the top of this bottle in the pic). They have an identifying mark as follows on the bottom. . . . I. G. Co. Please contact me with any further questions. Thanks, Guy

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From: RnREastman

To: Digger

Subject: Purex Bottles

Date: 25-01-2003

 I have a 2 quart brown Purex bottle with original cork and 2 smaller minus cork and screw cap. Can you give me any dates for any of these and maybe a value, or even a good website or book for my own reference? Renee, Camano Island, WA.

Here's the story: Bleach Bottles

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From: BuddysSon

To: Digger

Subject: USA Hospital Dept

Date: 26-01-2003

 Digger, I purchased some bottles that were used as movie props in the upcoming movie "Cold Mountain". I purchased them because I was an extra in the hospital scene and wanted a momento of my experience. After I purchsed them I realized that they looked like they could be authentic antique bottles. Could you please help me identify their age and value? I have (3) of them that are labeld G. W. Aimar & Company. Two are a medium green glass and have an almost hammered appearance. The other is the same green glass but smooth in appearance. They have a rough spot on the bottom where they were broken off the glass rod when made and the top looks like the ring was applied after the bottle was made and added to the bottle neck to make the top. They are embossed with the words U S A Hosp Dept. Thanks for your help, I look forward to hearing from you. Dennis Presley

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From: Connie Gilpin

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 26-01-2003

 Hi, A friend of mine found an old whiskey bottle buried in the sawdust at a sawmill. It is full and dated 1913. The label reads: American Pride Rye Whiskey The American Distilling Company Distillers, Pekin Illinois There is a picture on the label of a lady with a rye stem in her mouth. It is corked. Do you have any idea of its value or where I could find out? Thank you, Connie

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From: William Welch

To: Digger

Subject: Castagnon Brandy Bottle

Date: 26-01-2003

 Hi Digger, We recently closed up Mother In Laws home and came across a Bottle that is approx. 11 inches tall and has the markings of "CASTAGNON Nocaro France" on the bottom of one side, and the markings of "Federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle" on the bottom of the other side. The bottle is clear glass and is in the shape of a Knight on a horse and has a gold lion and sword on one side, as well as gold designs on both sides. My questions are, what is the approximate age of this bottle and does it have any value in the collectors market? Thank you in advance for a reply. Bill Welch

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From: E Forrest

To: Digger

Subject: Old Spring Water Bottle

Date: 26-01-2003

 Digger, I unearthed this bottle at a site near my fathers house in Cranbury, NJ. I have never done any research on it to learn more about it. I am not a collector, so I have included as many pictures as I thought you would need to help identify. Size of Bottle: 4-3/4" x 4-3/4" x 12" (height) The mold seam stops just above the body of the bottle. What type of lip would this be called (blob top?) The base of the bottle has the two side seams meeting a round seam on the bottom. I think this is what you call a "key mold". (please confirm). Shape of Bottle: Square Color: Clear Light stains on the inside bottom, otherwise in great shape. I have not been able to find anything about the Rosemount Spring Water Company. Can you tell me anything about the company and when it was in operation. Also, could you tell me the age, rarity and value. I appreciate your time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thank you! Best regards, Dave Forrest Asheboro, NC 

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From: Ballardtl81

To: Digger

Subject: Curious in Georgia. . .

Date: 26-01-2003

 Hi, my step-father recently dug up a couple of bottles and we are very curious as to what they are worth. One is a clear, 8 oz. bottle that says "May's" on it. On the under side it says "May's Bottling Co. , Atlanta, Ga. The other bottle was also bottled in Atlanta and it says "Bob's Cola", it is also a clear bottle, both of these bottles are in great condition. I hope you can help us! Thanks! Tara

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From: Brown

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 20-04-2001 Hello Digger, My dad has a Coke bottle that was made in 1955 and it is 26 oz. The bottle is still full and the cap is on. I was just trying to find out some information on it for him. Can you tell me about how much this might be worth? Thank You, Kyle

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From: HOWARD MATHIS

To: Digger

Subject: Question about Fine Bourbon

Date: 27-01-2003

 I have a sealed, never opened, bottle that is labeled "A Collector's Item", "Stitzel Weller", "Very Very Old Fitzgerald", "Bonded Twelve Years Old" "barreled in 1953, bottled in 1965", "Bottled Expressly For Connoisseurs Of Fine Bourbon", 100 proof, 4/5 Quart. Has number on it "53521S 85" the "S" is hard to read and may be an 8 or 0. I was going to drink it on New Years 2000, but I wondered how much it may be worth so I left it alone and forgot about it. My question is, do you think it's worth much? If you think it's value is high, where do you suggest I could sell it? Thank you, Howard M.

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From: Blondie Morgan

To: Digger

Subject: Log Cabin Bottle

Date: 27-01-2003

 I have a clear Log Cabin Syrup Bottle that has a raised picture of Benjamin Franklin on one side, and the other side used to bear the paper label. The cap is metal, but is made to look like cork. The bottom has the Log Cabin name on it as well as a picture of a log cabin. It has the number 16 on the right side of the cabin and the number 41 underlined. Could you tell me maybe the year it was produced and a market value? Thanks, Jennifer Morgan Pelham, Alabama

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From: Blaste

To: Digger

Subject: syrup bottle

Date: 27-01-2003

 hi; I found what appears to be a syrup bottle. it has the anheuser busch logo on the front near the top. it has a finger loop on the right side. im pretty sure its from the prohibition days . can you tell me anything about this bottle? Thanks

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From: Thom Jahnke

To: Digger

Subject: Aqua bottle with PEAR embossed

Date: 27-01-2003

 Hello Digger, While going through your archives of questions before I bothered you with my bottle, I found a question in July 2000 from a reader who has my exact bottle. You were unable to answer him/her at the time, but I think it would be interesting to know where they found the bottle. The bottle is 11" high, 2 seams that end an inch below the neck, square shaped, smooth bottom, sides vary from 2. 125 to 2. 250 inches in width. It is much more aqua than green as described by the other reader. The bottom is embossed only with the word "PEAR". My bottle was found in the Myrtle Beach, SC area at a thrift store. I am curious to know if this may be a bottle unique to coastal SC. Thank you very much, I love your site! Thom

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From: Riverrat

To: Digger

Subject: Two Bottles

Date: 27-01-2003

 I have two bottles the first one is bronze in color it has a gold seal on the top. There is a liquor control label with a number 66A56500. Its a Hiram Walker's since 1858. one pint, 80 proof. Its a black and tan label. Made V Bottles by Hiram Walker & Sons, Inc. Peoria Illinois USA. It also has 2 pictures of like a plant stand with ivy wrapping around it and on tope is a deep bowl with wheat or leaves in it. The back has a label distributed by Hiram Walker Inc. New York, N. Y. N-412 The second is a unique bottle splitting about 3" from the top tearing off to two openings with corks. It has a green and tan label that reads Licores- Superiores Fantasia. Kummel No. 00 Noirot-France Reg. S. S. A. No. 7985 "A". Attached are on a string are two corks with a label with a big N on it. Also on the side it has another label Reads Hecho en Mexico - Por - Ar??ros S. A. - ?dalgo 360 pte. - Con Tecnica. Formula. Auto. Rizacron Y concentrados de - T. Noirot & Cie Distillateurs Nancy France. Both these bottles have alcohol in them. Could you please tell me what kind of alcohol it was and if they are worth anything? I have enclosed pictures to help you. Thank you for all your help!

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From: wrichfuse

To: Digger

Subject: old seagram's bottle

Date: 27-01-2003

 This should be an easy one for you. Could you please tell me the age and value of the bottle pictured? It is a one quart bottle of Seagram's seven crown whisky. The bottom is marked D 126 62 7 Des Pat. 92901 Thanks in advance.

Here's the original patent design drawing for your bottle.  Digger

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From: Nancy and Richard LaMotte at Chesapeake Seaglass .

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Glass colorants

Date: 27-01-2003

 Digger, Thank you for writing back so promptly. After emailing you I took a trip over to study the Barger-Suppes collection of glass books at the Chevy Chase library and found several books mentioning that red colored glass can be created from copper. Only one noted that it is made by a colloidal dispersion of metallic copper and went on to say it was very difficult to manufacture since so many factors had to be in order. I have found your site very informative and when I wrap up the little project I'm doing I will be glad to send folks your way. Thank you again. Sincerely, Richard LaMotte

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From: Digger

To: Nancy and Richard LaMotte at Chesapeake Seaglass Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2003

 10:24 AM

Subject: Re: Glass colorants My recollection is that the copper oxides produced a turquoise blue color not red. I'll do some further checking. It would be interesting to know how Anchor Hocking produced their ruby red beer bottles dating in the 1950s-or 1960s. It would seem they did not use gold. Perhaps that is an avenue for you to explore. Digger

From: Nancy and Richard LaMotte at Chesapeake Seaglass

To: Digger Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003

 9:58 PM

Subject: Glass colorants Digger, Your site is very informative and I was hoping you might have some advice for me. I am doing research on the colorants used to create glass bottle colors and was a bit confused by references from McKearin and Munsey. Having some water chemistry background I know that copper dissolved in water or glass will produce a bluish tint. But they both note copper could be used to make RED glass which is an obvious cost alternative from gold chloride. So my question is how can a metal that normally oxidizes to blue create a red color? If you don't know I will try to find someone at Wheaton when visiting their museum next week. I won't mention their name came up in your tips section. Best regards, Richard LaMotte Chestertown, Maryland rlamottefriend. ly

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From: nick souza

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 27-01-2003

 Hi, Digger I found a bottle in the north atlantic ocean in 1989 we drug it up ion a fishing trawler it is in almost perfect shape. It is marked three feathers it had a cork I think it was liquer. I would like to know something about this bottle, and how many years it may have survived the great north atlantic. The bottle is brown and long necked. Along the ide of the bottle it says three feathers. thanks Barry Souza

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From: CMH1919

To: Digger

Subject: Value question

Date: 27-01-2003

 Hello, I have 3 bottles from my grandfather and would like to know if anyone knows their value. The are a 1974 100th Kentucky Derby Jim Beam, a 1975 100th Birthday Red Mile Jim Beam, and a JW Dant 1969 Commemorative Indianapolis 500 bottle. Thanks so much! Chrissy

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From: leo barter jr

To: Digger Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2002 4:12 PM

Subject: Coca-Cola Bottle Hi there I have tis bottle thats says Coca - Cola Bottling Wks Fall River, MASS. And on the other side has a elk head on it could you tell me more about and maybe the price something like that would go for. Thanks Leo Attachments: coca-cola 2. PSF

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From: John Hurst

To: Digger

Subject: looking for bottle

Date: 27-01-2003

 I'm looking for a castor oil bottle, supposedly blue, made by the Millington Brothers in St. Charles, MO. I live in their house (built in 1811) and according to the local historical society, their castor oil was used on the Lewis and Clark expedition (Lewis and Clark launched from here). Due to the tie-in to all of this, I'd like to find a bottle of the Millingtons. Any idea of how I could find one and/or have you ever heard of it? Thanks Carol

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From: Jim and Robin Davis

To: Digger

Subject: whiskey bottle value and age

Date: 27-01-2003

 I have a whiskey bottle, amber, applied top, seam does not go to top. It is G. H. CLARK'S BOURBON CO. KY WHISKY MORE, REYNOLDS & CO. SOLE AGENTS FOR PACIFIC COAST embossed on it. I found it in Nevada about 25 years ago between Austin and Battle Mtn. along old road. It is in excellent condition. Any idea of its value and age and where it came from would be appreciated. Thank you. Jim Davis

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From: Richard Pellechio

To: Digger

Subject: Bottle books

Date: 28-01-2003

 HI, I have a couple of questions. I collect pontil medicines. Will the pontil medicine encyclopedia be updated soon? Also, does your "Medicines 2002" include prices for pontil medicines? If it does, is it as comprehensive as Jim Holst's pontil medicine price guide? Does it include prices from on-line auctions (ebay)? Thanks Rich

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From: Kyle Brown brownie25

To: Digger

Subject: Hey Digger

Date: 28-01-2003

 Hey Digger, my dad has a coke bottle that was made in 1955 and it is 26 oz. The bottle is still full. I was hoping you could maybe tell me how much it is worth. thank you very much

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From: castro751

To: Digger

Subject: beer bottle

Date: 28-01-2003

 I have a cammarano beer bottle, I no nothing about it except the number of it. It is 4446G-4486-G if you no anything about it it would be great.

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From: Barbara W. Miller

To: Digger

Subject: Crown Perfumery

Date: 29-01-2003

 January 23rd, 2003

 Hello. I am researching The Crown Perfumery Company (1872 onwards). Have you any information or photos of bottles from this company? Do any of the books you offer have information, photos? Any information on the Ricksecker company? Thanks for your help. Barbara W. Miller BarW

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From: Roi

To: Digger

Subject: CLEAR Glass poisons

Date: 29-01-2003

 HI! from Roi in Shrewsbury. I found a load of clear glass and blueish color poison bottles. One reads 'Yapoo' and the other reads 'Emka' I know these are worth loads. Let me know. . Once again they are clear and very pale blue. I also have a 3 inch aqua/bronze poison with a skull and cross bones and poison tincture iodine in relief. Cheerz Roi

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From: garymorris

To: Digger

Subject: Help!! I've found some bottles!

Date: 30-01-2003

 Hello Digger I have recently found a few bottles and wondered if they are worth keeping/have any value? Could you advise on the following?: Green bottle - Camp Coffee - Patersons, Glasgow Clear bottle - Kompo (Registered) Clear bottle - Calfig - successors to the California fig syrup co I also found a number of bottles clear and aqua - very thin - no markings Thanks for your help Ronnie

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From: "Patton, Nevin

To: Digger Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003

 2:55 PM

Subject: Graves Gin Bottle Dear Sir, I found the following exchange between yourself and a writer, on a website that you assumedly maintain, regarding "CH Graves &sons". Chester Graves is my great grandfather. His family ran a gin distillery in Boston. When he was a young adult his widowed father re-married, and Chester left New England for rural Georgia and never spoke to his father again. His son, my grandfather, turned 92 last week. I am writing in the hope that you still have some means of contact with the sender of the below. I would love to try and get that bottle. If you could, please, either send me contact information, or forward my contact information to them, I would send you cookies! (or cupcakes): Nevin Patton 350 Lincoln Place Apt 4Q Brooklyn NY 11238 Nevin. Patton. 97alum. dartmouth thank you so much, Nevin Patton Many years ago my husband was given a 10 inch tall amber colored bottle. the bottom of which is embossed with CH Graves & sons Boston Mass. It originally had a cork, but the bottle was empty. It has side seams that run from the bottom to the beginning of its 4 inch tall neck. There are no side seams on the neck at all. It still has the paper label on it showing signature of Chester H. Graves. The label describes the Maryland Malt Whiskey within to be pure and reliable for the sick room. It also goes on to say that Physicians may prescribe it for Dyspepsia, Poor appetite and Lung affections. We have had this bottle in our possession for at least 30 years and are curious to its history Thank you in advance.

 

Your bottle is one of thousands of the so-called "Booze Medicines" described by the Holmes Commission Report. Until the passage of the food and drug laws around the turn of the century, druggists and distillers could avoid taxes by selling these preparations as medicines. The idea that alcohol has some positive medical benefits still rages today. During prohibition doctors regularly would prescribe booze. Many bottles from the prohibition era have labels with similar embossing to yours. Your bottle sounds earlier than those, perhaps dating into the 1880s. I was not able to find specific information about the Graves Company but it seems an appropriate name for the product they were pushing. I'd guess a $50+ value. Digger

 

From: Suzanne Messick

To: Digger

Subject: Bols Ballerina

Date: 30-01-2003

 I have a Bols Ballerina Gold Liqueuer Bottle/ Ballerina inside a shot glass/ plays music/ Never been opened. How do I find out how much it is worth and where can I sell it? I don't really want to lose it but have a sick daughter and need the cash. . . I have had this bottle for 17 years.

Here's the story: Bols Bottles

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From: Franchara

To: Digger

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 30-01-2003

 Not a collector, but in receipt of bottle from Long Island, NY embossed with "Long Island Agr. & Tech. Institute, Farmingdale, N. Y. " How can I find the value of this bottle? I appreciate your help. Thanks, Fran

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From: Patricia

To: Digger

Subject: need to know

Date: 31-01-2003

 Dear Digger, I have a bottle of wine that a older man gave me he said he got it in the forties it is about four feet tall it looks like a lamp post holds a candle in the top. It is green glass im having trouble finding out how much its worth. I have babied it looks good it is chianti red table wine says it was imported to conte in Illinois it still has original wine and cork is still intact. I would like to find out how much its worth and a little history on it could you please help me? Thank You, Patricia

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From: BuriedSerenity

To: Digger

Subject: I have a basic question sir

Date: 30-01-2003

 a few years ago my dad's friend and I found a lot of (say 10 little boy blue bluing bottles empty and all in mint condition. I was wondering how much I could get from them and where I could sell them . . . sincerely max woods

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From: Greg mitcheltree

To: Digger

Subject: VERY LARGE COKE-COLA BOTTLE

Date: 30-01-2003

 Dear Digger I have a coke-cola bottle that I believe is a hobble-skirt, some refer to it as "Christmas Cokes". It is embosed on one side, TRADE MARK REGISTERED BOTTLE, PAT'D DEC. 25 1923, and on the other side it says 7 fl. oz. However this bottle is 20" tall, the base is 5-3/4" dia. , and the top is 2-1/4" dia. Made of 3/8" thk. glass. (held alot more than 7 oz. ) Clear/very light green in color. If you have any information on this, I would greatly appreciate it. (age, rarity, value). My father found this in the late 1940's early 1950's in an old barn, so I now this is not a recent reproduction or commemorative bottle. Thank you Digger for your time Greg Mitcheltree

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From: dwdyer

To: Digger

Subject: old green bottle

Date: 30-01-2003

 I have what looks to be a 6 ounce green drink bottle that I found under the floor of a building built just before 1900. The bottom of the bottle has GENERAL BEVERAGE CORP. MEMPHIS, TENN. with a 1 and also a 3 and a 6 with some other oval marking inbetween the 3 an 6. On the side of the bottle at the bottom is G5261 and on the other side is a PAC-MAN like logo with 7-11 EXTRA SOUR. All the markings are made into the glass which has two seems down the side where the glass was molded. Any information about it would be appreciated. Thank you for your time, Dusty

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From: Penny Haag

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 31-01-2003

 Digger, I have spent numerous hours on the computer trying to find info on Wheaton Glass. Everything I come up with is referring to reproduction glass with Wheaton Village or Wheaton on the bottom. I have a green Dr. Chandlers Jamaica Ginger Root Bitters bottle with Wheaton NJ on the bottom and a pontil mark. Is this a reproduction? Can you tell me the age and possible value of this bottle. I will appreciate any info you can give me. Thanks, Penny

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From: KFane21950

To: Digger

Subject: Tiffany Decanter

Date: 31-01-2003

 Dear Digger, I just came across this question below, and would like to also know the answer. I have this same bottle of Segrams in the Bicentennial Tiffany decanter, unopened in the original Tiffany bag, and box thanks, Karen

 

Dear Digger, I found what looks to like a clear glass decanter. The bottom of the bottle reads "Seagram's 1776 Decanter Designed By Tiffany & Co" There is a label around the neck that reads "In The Tiffany Decanter, Blended and bottled By Seagram Distillers Company, Relay, MD 1776 By Seagram Premium American Whiskey 4/5 quart A Blend 80 proof" Label seems to be made of paper and maybe an aluminum silvery color. I have had a problem finding out history of Seagram’s distillers since they were bought by penrod co. Thank You for your help, Debbie

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From: mike steiner

To: Digger

Subject: Bottles

Date: 01-02-2003

 Hi Digger: A friend of mine found this bottle buried on the beach in Cold Bay Alaska. My friend Nita has pictures of this bottle as well as a few others. Nita - Would you please send Digger the pictures along with a copy w/any description you posted on the web page. THANKS! Digger - Also, I have a Liquor bottle in the design of a duck with red rhinestone eyes, Made in Italy, with a yellow plastic bill along with brass nails around the ornate green leather wings. The bottle underneath the head lid is olive green. Can you assist or direct with value, etc. ? Thanks much - Rae Steiner

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