July 2005 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2005

From: Skowron5 To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Subject: old h j Heinz company bottle Date: 07/31/2005  2:59:59 PM

Digger, I found this bottle in my mother's basement. She said it was her grandmothers. The bottom part is 6 sided and is 9.5 inches tall, the top of the bottle is approx. 4". The top square has four sides, 2 of the sides have big H the back side has a skeleton key, and the front has the Pennsylvania emblem with a key across it and has H. J. Heniz co. Pittsburgh US.A around the emblem. Could you tell me anything about this bottle? I have included 2 pictures for you to review. thanks for the help. Rita 

 

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From: FRETMAN77

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1955 whiskey

Date: 07/31/2005

 7:45:15 PM

i have a 1955 sealed bottle of Canadian club whiskey. is it worth anything?, also have a 1976 also sealed in original box

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From: vonda h

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Stitzel Weller rare bottle

Date: 07/31/2005

 11:21:02 PM

Hi, I have been exploring your site. I am trying to determine the value of a bottle for my grandfather who lives in Louisville, Kentucky. I talked to Mr. Julian Van Winkle, III who's family owned the Stitzel Weller Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky and he tells me the bottle I have is very rare, apparently it dates back very early and he was not even aware of one like it Here is the description (I have a picture on my Mom's digital that I can get to you): It is a one gallon clear bottle It is empty It has no front label It has a label at the bottle neck that reads "Stitzel Weller since 1849 Old St Weller aged naturally in wood 1 gallon" It also says "Old WL Weller Special Reserve" has the original cork and shot dispenser On the bottom "in" the glass it reads "Federal Law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle 1 64D379711 liquor bottle" It stands 19 1/2" tall Thank you, Vonda Hudson

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From: chelsea s

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: beams

Date: 07/31/2005

 10:42:38 PM

 I have a beams trophy 110 months old, Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey decanter. Seal has never been broken, looks like a donkey, horse or mule in a clown suit, made in 1968 what would be value??  

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From: Tonya

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 07/31/2005

 8:39:04 PM

found an old crow whiskey bottle, with a thin metal screw on cap. the bottle is flat appr.7" in height and 3 and a half inches wide. there is also a crow embossed above the label and the words old crow embossed below the label. can't find any info please help. stumped!

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From: Littlejonigreen7

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 07/31/2005

 3:50:34 PM

I have a few bottles I would like to ask about. 1. PEPTENZYME bottle. blue in color. approx 2 inches tall. Reed & Carnrick, Jersey City 2.PARKER bottle. blue in color. approx 1 inch. Made in USA , 2 fl oz , 59cc. 3.AVON salt & pepper shakers. blue in color. Not sure if they were once perfume.#5 under one bottle, # 8 under the other. 4.110th anniversary powder horn bottle. with leather strap. George Dickel Tennessee, sour mash whiskey 90 proof. 5.Saturday evening post bottle(cover story from the 1920's.) Beam bicentennial bourbon 100 months old. 1976 bicentennial limited edition. 4/5 quart. 80 proof. Thank you for anything you can help me with. Melissa

Here's the Story on the Peptenzyme: Reed Carnrick Andrus

Digger

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From: PamG1961

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glass bottle

Date: 07/31/2005

 1:31:04 PM

Dear Digger: My parents just had their entire basement dug up for a major plumbing repair job; all old cast iron pipes had to be replaced. In the midst of digging, the plumbers found about 6 clear glass bottles. The raised glass imprint reads North Side Soda Water Co.; underneath that, N.S. Pittsburgh, PA. The other side of the bottle reads Registered; underneath that, Cap. 6-1/2 Fld. Ozs. The bottom has large raised glass letters: N S I have not been able to find any information on North Side Soda Water Co. My parents have lived in this house for at least 30 years; the estimated age of the house itself is anywhere from 80-100 years old. The bottles are rather heavy for their size. Any idea of the date of the bottles or their worth? Thanks. Pam

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From: becky h

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: lime juice

Date: 07/31/2005

 5:21:26 PM

Hi again. I can't find anything on this subject. Well I have an old bottle of lime juice. On it their are embossed vines with roses on it and it says el rose and something ltd. I also have the cap on it says lime juice 79 cents. I don't have a picture once again and I deeply apologize. I'm not to good at describing bottles, but I can tell you that the bottle is short maybe six inches tall skinny too maybe two inches wide. its a clear bottle. the cap is lime green with white writing and its a little damaged. its round. Its also got some rust looking marks, because I dug it out of the ground. I would like to know about the age, rarity, value, history, and value of this bottle

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From: becky h

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jim Beam and Benedictine

Date: 07/31/2005

 5:07:33 PM

Hi I can't send you a picture of my bottle, but I'll try to describe it. well actually I've dug up a lot of bottles, the one I'm gonna ask about though is a square bottle from Jim Beam. I know they still sell this kind of bottle. The black one or something, but this one had a cork top. I've tried to research this, but can't. Also the bottle says Beam underlined, since a date. I don't have the bottle with me so I'm doing this from memory. at the top it has a really neat design. Another bottle I'm interested in is an older version of Benedictine B and B. this is a picture of a newer one. Like the Beam bottle the one I got has a cork. Also the Benedictine bottle's base dips inward into the bottle alot. I don't know if they still do that or not. Also like some one on your website I've found a dewars bottle, but it has no label and its taller like the picture.

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From: Bushhawk2004

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: need info

Date: 07/31/2005

 12:15:53 PM

we have this decanter a hillbilly the hat comes off to pour it sits on a music box that still works fine it has mountain dew on both sides of music box it has some porcelain cracks but nothing major any info as to origin price type of product that came in it would be greatly appreciated or any contact info to get info

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From: E704552

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: William Penn Whiskey

Date: 07/31/2005

 11:22:52 AM

Digger, Back in the early 1970's a friend of mine was renovating an old house in northern Pennsylvania. Underneath his attic floorboards he found a case of one pint bottles of William Penn Rye Whiskey. I have since then lost touch with him, and have no idea as to what he did with the case, but he gave me one bottle, which I still have and never opened. It does not have a seal on it, but the cork has never been removed, the label is in relatively good condition and it's contents are still intact. Would you be able to put a value on this for me? Thanks for your help, Dan Jeffrey

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From: tim d

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Larkin Co Bottle

Date: 07/31/2005

 2:27:29 PM

My daughters found a green 3 inch Larkin Bottle in the back yard. It is complete with Glass top (although stuck in). No label, but embossed with "Larkin Co Buffalo" and a number 3 on the bottom. I have found into on the Larkin Soap Company, but nothing really on Larkin Co. I assume they are the same. Can you help with approx year of this bottle and maybe worth. Also, what is the best way to get the top out without breaking it? Thanks Tim Dougherty Kelsie and Kiersten

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From: sailorman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cadillac Club

Date: 07/31/2005

 2:14:10 PM

Hey digger, I enjoy your website even though I'm not a collector I find it interesting. You are quite knowledgeable. I've been looking online, but have found nothing on this bottle. My guess is that it's probably from the '60's? Clear glass, 11 1/2 inch high, Cadillac Club is embossed four times ...top front, bottom front, top back and bottom back. The bottom has the embossing "Enjoy Milan Wines" L-1306 (left bottom) 82 (right bottom) and below those.. 3 (left bottom), 62 (right bottom). I'm thinking this 62 may be the year. Just being curious, found it cleaning out an old garage. Thanks, An interested fan.

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From: brandon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: St. Joseph Missouri Pontil Soda

Date: 07/31/2005

 1:23:06 PM

Digger, Just a quick question. We dug a pontiled soda from St. Joseph Missouri a while back. I don't have it in my possession right now, but it seems the name was foreign sounding like Albertine & Son. Have you ever heard of a pontiled soda from there? It must be a rare bottle as there was not much there in St. Joseph at that time. No need to post this in your question I get section as I don't want to be hounded by collectors. Thanks, Brandon

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From: Medina R

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: target balls

Date: 07/31/2005

 1:14:15 PM

Hello Dave I have a question about Target Balls, I must say I really don't know what they were used for, I had a friend ask me the other day what they are? I thought they are used for skeet shooting in the1800s or old west shows? Thank you. Medina

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From: vsnurse

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: garrett's wine bottle

Date: 07/31/2005

 12:32:08 PM

Went to an auction yesterday and found this old bottle that I bought because it had the name "Garrett's American Wine" which happens to be my last name. it is 1 gallon I saw on your web site 7-04-2003 from Cheri Fleck that she also has one. Do you know how much it is worth? and where I might purchase another one? Thanks Ann Ayers

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From: Crimsongirl41

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bitters bottle

Date: 07/31/2005

 8:31:46 AM

 I have a round brown eagle ancostura bark bitters was patented in feb 4th 1902. its also has eagle liquer distilleries . it has the long neck round at the opening and has had a cork top before. its 7 inches tall and 3 or 4 inches wide. I have a bunch of old bottles I would like to find out about is there a web site where I could find out about the old bottles. Thank You

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From: Chad H

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Speyer's Lion Brewery

Date: 07/31/2005

 11:11:22 AM

Hello digger! I was searching on the internet for information about the Lions Brewery in New York and I thought you might be able to help me out. I was walking on the Folly Beach (outside Charleston, SC) and I started wading in an area that was filled with very thick mud. In my mud walking, my foot stepped on something unusual. When I pulled it out of the water it was a Speyer's Lion Brewery Bottle. I did not know what is was or the age of the bottle. Here is a picture that is very similar to the bottle I have. I was wondering if you have any more information about the bottle? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Chad Huelsman 

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From: Allenvipers4

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: info on this bottle...

Date: 07/31/2005

 5:55:45 AM

It has ridges around the outside edge of the bottom, in embossed print it has the following information ITALY 0.25 / 0260r v M Of The line through the small f goes backward through the O and above the Of in between the two upside down is a small v The slash mark after the 0.25 is a straight up and down line. The bottle measures 7 3/4 ti it's bobble mouth top..It is a swing away. From left to right it measures 3". It is 1 1/4" thick from front to back and is slightly concave meaning the front is arched out ever so slightly compared to the back. There's an arched kind of design on it's front, starting 2"up from the bottom on the left hand side imagine if you can an upside down letter C for lack of a better description, there are lines running from the bottom of the bottle which can be felt as ridges, they will not photograph....I've included a picture, any and all information you can give me about this bottle will be greatly appreciated....Here in America, I would hazard to say it was manufactured pre 1950...but being italian, i'm unsure.....Sincerely....I noticed that the lines are some what visible in the top pic... Attachment N1: ring%20pictures%20046_320x256.jpg Attachment N2: ring%20pictures%20048.jpg

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From: TheTombMan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle age

Date: 07/31/2005

 4:58:13 AM

hello, I was wondering if you could shed any light on this bottle I have found, a photograph has been attached showing the bottle seams. Bottle height is 7.5 inches and width is 2.75 inches. The bottle is corked and sealed with wax. There are no seams on the body of the bottle. No seams travel over the lip or topmost part of the bottle. The glass is thick and contains many small air bubbles. The inside base of the bottle has a raised lump of glass that is uneven. The outside base of the bottle is not flat but curved inwards slightly with a small smooth area slightly off centre which may be a pontil mark. The only identifying marks are the letter C and the numbers 210. The bottle was found in France but could have been imported. Thank you very much for your time. Would it be possible for you to send my the reply direct or do you just post it on your web site. Your sincerely Ben Hammott  

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From: williams

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Seagrams Crown Royal Whiskey

Date: 07/31/2005

 7:52:59 AM

Hi I have a box with an unopened sealed bottle of Seagrams Crown Royal whiskey. The seal has 1958 and a serial number of E1275329 on it. Can you tell me where I can get it valued??

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From: t z

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: fish bottle

Date: 07/30/2005

 11:55:14 PM

Hi, I have a friend that her Mother found a bottle, that is shaped liked a fish, in a pasture in the early 40's. She thought it was a castor oil bottle but wasn't sure. Have u ever heard of this type of bottle before?? Thank you Traci

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From: Lee Collins

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Do you have any information on North St. Louis Bottling Co.

Date: 07/30/2005

 11:35:42 PM

Hi, I have 2 bottles from St. Louis Bottling Co. I was wondering if you have any info on this company? I will attach a couple of photos so you can see the molded in design. They are very heavy and state around the side at the bottom that cap. is 7 fluid oz. and around the center it states North St. Louis Bottling Co. On the bottom underneath it has a 46 an N inside on a square and a lone 1. Any info you might have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Lee. Imperial, MO :

 

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From: Bert Dean

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Turn-of-the-century spiritsjug/decanter/bottle

Date: 07/30/2005

 8:38:12 PM

Digger, We bought a ceramic (earthenware) liter (I think) bottle (jug?) at Edgefield Pottery (Edgefield, SC) in 1977. It's in excellent condition, and even has about a fourth of a faded paper label from a company in Augusta, Georgia. (I think the label reads "1906.") It has a circular "logo" stamped into the side of the bottle, with the letters R-H-E-N-S inscribed clockwise, starting at 8:00 and ending at 4:00. Inside the outer circle, or band, of letters is a circle with a cross on the left and what appear to be spears with pennants on top, crossed in an "x" design. (These designs were obviously done by hand.) Below the "logo" and above the old paper label is the following word: RHEIN-PRUSSEN It's is light reddish-brown in color, and has a built-in handle at the top---which looks like it might have accommodated a cork and a screw-own cap. Can you tell me exactly what this piece is, and what it is worth? Thanks, Bert BERT DEAN Augusta, GA

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From: Jane Akins

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: street lamp wine bottle

Date: 07/30/2005

 5:22:34 PM

Digger, I saw a question on something similar to the bottle I have and haven't found any information on. I have a wine decanter about 4 ½ feet tall, a street lamp replica, in green. It says "old bridge" on the box (original), vino rosso da tavola, conte, Italy and produced by Florentine glass-masters. It is a beautiful piece, but I can't find any information on it at all. There is no date on bottle or box. If you have any information or know where I can search, please let me know. . Thanks, Pam

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From: Cindy L. Hopes

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 07/30/2005

 4:07:39 PM

I have a whiskey bottle with label, Sherwood Pure Rye, distilled by Sherwood Distilling Co. Cockeysvile, MD. Bottled by w..J.& D. Lyons, 677-679 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MASS. Its about a pint bottle with a metal screw cap (could be used as a flask). Best I could find was maybe 1930's. Any information and relative value would be greatly appreciated. thanx Joe Pelot

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From: Kathy Thomas

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: brown bottle shaped like a guitar

Date: 07/30/2005

 3:32:20 PM

I recently acquired a bottle that is in the shape of a guitar. It is approximately 10" tall. The only writing on it says Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. On the bottom are the numbers BESPAL 107353 D202 65-41 Do you have any information on this bottle? Thank You, Kathy

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From: buddies

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottles

Date: 07/30/2005

 8:36:57 AM

hi digger I have to old whiskey bottles I guess their whiskey some kind of liquor bottle they are black coated one has a picture with Vincent van Gogh on it and the other it says ambassadeurs aristide bruant dans son carbaret then at the bottom its says aristide bruant just wondering if they are worth anything

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From: Chad Onslo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: a bottle!

Date: 07/30/2005

 7:50:38 AM

Hi there Digger, I'm hoping you can enlighten me a little bit about a bottle I recently found that i'm quite interested in. The bottle, as seen in the attachments, was dug up from beneath a school I am presently working on and is in good condition apart from a chip from the bottom. What is interesting, (at least to me!) is that it is still corked and the contents still seem relatively uncontaminated. The bottle is similar in size to a modern beer bottle, and is embossed with 'James Sewert, Wavertree, Liverpool', (England) which is local to where I found it. Any information you could find for me would much appreciated as my searching to date has proved unproductive. Thank you for your help, Chad Onslow. Attachment N1: IMG_2762.jpg Attachment N2: IMG_2763.jpg Attachment N3: IMG_2764.jpg Attachment N4: IMG_2765.jpg

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From: Robert Shumat

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: information on bottle

Date: 07/29/2005

 8:38:37 PM

I found an old bottle when cleaning out the house of an elderly relative whose grandparents built the home in 1897. It is aqua, 9 inches tall and round shaped with middle being 5 and half inches across. It has embossed letters on one side saying "a little more grape Captain Bragg and then a picture of man in middle with letters going in a semicircle above his head. On the other side is picture of Geo. Washington with letters saying" "the father of this country" There is a seam that is on each side and through center of bottom and stops at neck of bottle. There is a grooved circle on bottom but no lettering. It has no cracks but some small stain on inside which I am working on removing. Can you tell me anything about it and its value. I am assuming it is a wine bottle Thanks for any help you can give Carol Shumate -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: insaneintexas

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help

Date: 07/29/2005

 4:15:53 PM

 maybe you can he I have a bottle of old Taylor whiskey made spring 1917 bottled fall 1933 its 100 proof for medicinal purposes only distillery no.53-7th district of Kentucky  bottled in bond by the American medicinal spirits company incorporated permit no KY P-19 I also have a bottle of mount Vernon pure rye whiskey bottled in bond the american medicinal spirits company Baltimore , MD any help you can give me how much they are worth if anything where I can sell them at see I don't drink but I did not want to see thm get trashed or have someone who does not know what they have to drink them thank you Mrs R.W.EVERITTT Jr tonawanda ny

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From: tony martin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 07/29/2005

 3:59:48 PM

can you tell me about this bottle, my girl friend found this bottle on a farm in Delaware and she would be thrilled if you and I could find some info on it. pitchers are included in an attachments below, thank you for your time, tony martin p.s. if you could tell how much it may be worth I would appreciate it (ball park)

 

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From: stephanie westbrooks scwestbrooks

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coke bottles

Date: 07/29/2005

 2:31:37 PM

i have a 6 pack of can cokes with a picture of Michael Jackson on them. it was made when he was doing the coke commercial in the 1980's. can you tell me if and how much they are worth? thanks, stephanie

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From: bevedburk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: July 2003 questions

Date: 07/29/2005

 2:22:40 PM

I was searching the net for J.PERSONENI NEW YORK and I found the question about the exact bottle I'm researching.Where do I find the answer ? I'm mainly trying to find what was in this bottle. Thanks For Any Help, Ed. Sanm Antonio, tx.

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From: Eileen Close

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bols 4

Date: 07/29/2005

 2:26:21 PM

 I checked your site and found someone else asked about an Erven Lucas Bols bottle with four compartments but I could not find the answer as to whether it is worth anything or should I just get rid of it. Found in the basement of my in-laws while cleaning up. Eileen Close Dover, PA

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From: LDSsurf

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question on a tonic bottle

Date: 07/29/2005

 8:24:21 AM

my dad found a bottle at toledo bend lake in east tx. it is a little over 4" tall rectangular in shape with a slight clear blue tent. the neck of the bottle is round but tapers towards the base. it is marked on the side Dr. D. Jayne's Tonic Vermifuce, 242 Chest St Phil. I am attaching a photo.

 

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From: nade hart

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: in search of

Date: 07/29/2005

 10:13:37 AM

 My husband recently purchased a bottle of Old Jim Gore Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. We are trying to get any information we can on this. It has some whiskey in it and he loves the taste. No one around here has ever heard it and the leads that people where kind enough to give us have come up blank. If you can help with this it would be greatly appricated. Here is the information that is on the bottle: Old Jim Gore Distilled by Chapin & Gore Reg.Dist.No.42, Bardstown, KY Bottled at I.R.B.W. No.36, KY 100 proof 4/5 quart Tax stamp:made 1951- bottled 1957 Sour Mash Bottled in bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Bottled by Old Jim Gore Bardstown, Kentucky " Old Fashioned Sour Mash " " Best In The World " This is all the information on the bottle and all we have to go by. Thank You for taking the time to read my letter and for any info you my have. Here's my e Thanks Again

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From: Mills, Mitch

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wild turkey

Date: 07/29/2005

 9:48:59 AM

I have a bottle of Wild Turkey whiskey full with the cap still sealed. The bottle is 5 sided with turkeys embossed in the glass on 4 sides and the label on the other. I know for sure it is at least 19 years old. Was wondering what the value might be on it? Any help would be appreciated. . Thank you Mitch

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From: Harry R. No

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: REGARDING MASON JAR

Date: 07/29/2005

 8:40:30 AM

 I have an old bottle with the words Atlas Mason's Patent on the front of bottle. The top of the bottle has a white glass top that Reads Consolidated Fruit Company, New York. That Glass top just sits on top of the mason jar and a Metal cover screws on top of the glass top. Do you Know how old this is or how much it is worth. Thank you.

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From: Ryan N Marks

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Perfume Bottle

Date: 07/29/2005

 4:51:33 AM

I have, what looks to be, a unique perfume bottle. The textured paper label reads at top: SOLANGE PARFUM EXQUIS At the bottom reads: GELLE FRERES 6 AVENUE DE L'OPERA PARIS Located in the middle is a picture of a European woman. The bottle also has it's original box, which I find quite fascinating for the condition it's in. The box itself must be a treasure. The bottle resembles an early apothecary bottle with a glass stopper. For the history of the bottle, all I know is it was found 40 years ago in a basement of an old building in Indiana. I have found the bottle listed in the Kovel's Bottle Price Guide(11th edition) and they priced it at $715.00. Can you direct me to anyone who may know the answers to the who, what, where, when, and how much questions? Thanks for your time and support. Ryan Marks (Attachments contain photos of the bottle and case. The picture on the bottle and case are identically the same.)

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From: Maryldyd0112@wmconnect.com

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle of Coke

Date: 07/28/2005

 5:28:09 PM

Dear Digger, I have an actual bottle of coke made in 1975. Can you please tell me if it has an monetary value? Thank you, Mary

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From: Linda Nowick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: KAHLUA

Date: 07/28/2005

 8:22:56 PM

found this in an attic; two bottles, bone colour, bone china one: stamped on bottom; 1960 m.h.strikow art porcelain los Angeles sf-r-22 second: stamped on bottom; 1959 m.h.strikow art porcelain los Angeles sf-r-22 both have an ink emblem of a lion and under it “bone china” both have in ink; original design handcrafted permit #157 both have recessed in product ; Federal Law Forbidss Sale or Reuse of this Bottle so with the last sentence does this mean it's worthless? linda

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From: graffm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Hilex Bottles

Date: 07/28/2005

 4:37:02 PM

Hi My father has saved some brown hilex bottles. They are gallon jugs. One has duraglas on bottom side. Numbers on 7-3-0. The other has a metal cap, Hi-Lex written on top of bottle, Horse and rider on lower bottom. Numbers on bottom are 9-1-6 with a 12 on other half. Last bottle is a swirled brown glass, Duraglas on bottom side, Numbers 4-2-1. If you have any information, as to how old or if they are valued. It would be greatly appreciated. He has a total of about 8 bottles, no chips. Thank

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From: Annalee Anders

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 07/28/2005

 10:03:15 AM

Dear Mr. O'Dell, I hope you can help me shed some light on a small jar that was found in the ceiling of an old house. I have done a lot of reading about EAPG, but know little about bottles or jars. Here is what I can tell you about it. Size: Height: 3 3/8” with lid, 2 3/8” without lid Diameter: 2 1/8” – flared base 1 5/8” – body of jar Color: Bright emerald green Shape: Very straight-sided Flares out at base No narrowing to make a "neck" at the top Inside of bottle is round, but outside has 10 flat vertical surfaces, somewhat like "facets" Lip at top of bottle is about 1/8" larger than the sides of the bottle Mold lines stop at the top of the side of the lip, do not continue over top of the lip Where the facets end at the top of the lip, they are slightly curved Top of the lip is rounded Inside of top lip is threaded, and the matching glass cap screws into the bottle rather than going over the outside of the bottle Jar bottom is not flat; the flared rim angles up to a flat center Marks: There are some pressed patterns on the jar, both on the lid and around the base. Flared base is about ½" high The 10 sided characteristic continues on the flared base There are letters on eight of the ten facets of the flared base, spelling La Divina The remaining two facets each have a star The flat center of the bottom has a large 15 point starburst in the center, surrounded by a ring of 16 “X”s that are on the angled underside of the flared rim Lid: About 1” high, without including the threading Screws into inside of bottle Ten sided, just like the jar Narrows to a “neck” of about ¾", then widens to same diameter as jar The ten sides start at the top of the thread, follow the curve of the neck, widen, and then angle at about 30 degrees for about 3/8", at which point there is an elevated circle surrounding a slight dome, with a 10 pointed starburst in the middle of the underside of the dome Comments: The jar is surprisingly heavy for its size. The glass appears old. There are a few sizable bubbles, and one long “straw mark, ” definitely not a scratch, but probably a result of the molding process. There is a myriad of tiny bubbles in the lid. I wonder if perhaps it was made to hold some kind of cream or cosmetic. If it would be helpful to see a digital photo, I can send you one. Thank you for your assistance, and for your participation in the wonderful website on old bottles. I can easily see how one could become “hooked” on old bottles! Sincerely, Annalee Anderson

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From: Judyj1615@wmconnect.com

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 07/28/2005

 5:10:13 AM

can you tell me anything about a coke bottle I have. It's a straight 7 oz. bottle PROPERTY OF COCA-COLA (this is in middle) MIN.CONT. 7 FL.OZ. It's not a smooth bottle there are 24 lines around it like uuu except more stretched out DESIGN PATENT PENDING (this is at bottom of bottle) This is the best I can do to describe it.I'm not real good with computers but I've looked everywhere I could think of .Any thing you can tell me would be much appreciated. Thank you. Judy Jones

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From: CHARLOTTE HENLEY

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD BOTTLES

Date: 07/28/2005

 3:17:30 AM

I just inherited some old bottles from an uncle of mine that loved to dig around in south Mississippi and had quite a collection. I only have five, but was curious about their history and value. 1) One is the Scott's Emulsion that seems to be very common. However, this one is quite large, and is green with no fisherman anywhere. It just has raised SCOTT'S EMULSION on the front and COD LIVER OIL and WITH LIME & SODA on the side. 2) Another green bottle with raised AYER'S on the front, PECTORAL and CHERRY on the sides, and LOWELL MASS on the bottom. 3) Another green bottle with raised letters. On the front, DR. KING'S NEW DISCOVERY FOR CONSUMPTION; CHICAGO ILL. and H.E. BUGKLEN AND CO. on the sides. 4) A slightly green bottle with raised letters. On the front, DR KILUER'S SWAMP ROOT KIDNEY LIVER AND BLADDER CURE, BINGHAMTON, NY, USA. 5) My favorite, small clear bottle with rounded edges. Raised letters on the front read: EDISON BATTERY OIL, MADE IN USA, THOMAS A EDISON INCORPORATED, BLOOMFIELD, NJ USA. On the back is a raised copy of Edison's signature. Thank you in advance for any insights you can provide!

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From: usdaw

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 07/27/2005

 10:05:37 PM

Digger do you know what the following bottle is. Clear with 5 rows of vertical 4 dots across.Has a 4 raised on bottom only. Vertical rows of small dots are on all 4 sides. Size and appearance seem to indicate a whiskey bottle. Sincerely appreciate your time and any assistance you may give me. John Dawes, Oregon. P.S.Bottle is square and about the size of a fifth bottle. Thanks again.

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From: Sorgenfreym@wmconnect.com

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 07/27/2005

 12:24:16 PM

Hello, I wrote you a couple monthes ago in regards to a bottle and you said to send a picture of it for you to get a better idea. On the front it says. FAD RICHTER & CIE RUDOLSTADT.WIEN OLTEN. ROTERDAM LONDON. NEW YORK There is also a picture of an anchor on front. It is light green, 6 inches tall, and 2 inches wide . It is very good condition. Could you please tell me an age and how much you think this is worth? Thank You, Mary Sorgenfrey

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From: Les Old

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 07/27/2005

 2:50:36 PM

i was wondering if you could age and value 4 bottles pics enclosed please all are sealed inscription on back reads Orlando cherry brandy 42 proof aidee liqueurs palm road torquay England 1 has Windsor castle on front 2-3 inches tall hoping you can help me thanks digger.

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From: chris

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hires Stoneware Bottle/White House Vinegar Jug

Date: 07/27/2005

 12:45:37 PM

 Hi Digger, I enjoy your site and went there to research two bottles that I am selling/sold on Ebay. I am a long time collector of bottles, but are not as familiar with them as some of my other collectibles, mostly because I collect so many different types of things! I plan on purchasing one of your books! I would like to ask you about the history, value, rarity and age of these 2 bottles. The first is a white house vinegar jug. I was very surprised to find this one generate so much interest on eBay! Would you also please tell me why the white house vinegar is such a popular collectible? The jar in question is pictured on eBay, item number 6194869392. It sold for $184.00! I am also interested in knowing the same info about a current listing I have up. I am more aware of the value of this one (Hires Rootbeer) but would like a better idea of its age, etc. What do you think I can hope to receive for this one, I would love to hear whatever you have to tell me about them! Thank you for your help. Regards, Chris

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From: CARLOTTA CLARK

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old brown glass clorox bottle

Date: 07/27/2005

 12:27:30 PM

 hi I moved into a 1930 home and found alot of old glass bottles and one is a brown glass clorox bottle that is almost full do you know what it might be worth?

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From: dean hendrix

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: B.I.M. 1915 coke

Date: 07/27/2005

 12:13:06 AM

 Hello.I  have a patent date 1915 hobbleskirt type coke that was blown in mold instead of automatic bottle machine made. Is that just unusual or unheard of? Dean Hendrix

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From: Melt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Apostle bottle

Date: 07/26/2005

 8:52:58 PM

I have an apostle bottle in I would say mint condition. I have only found one listing in a 1970 pricing guide that listed it as a very desirable bottle. Can you help me with origin and a current price for this bottle? It must be rare because I have never found another reference to it in years of searching. Thank you in advance for any information you might have. Patty Boerner BIMAL - Amber - embossed with monks in various devotionals under arched decorative panels.

 

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From: steve edward

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1925 big chief soda bottle

Date: 07/26/2005

 5:28:38 PM

 hi digger, I recently dug up a big chief (clear) soda bottle. It is stamped w/Stockton on the bottom. my question is , what is it worth?.

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From: Diane Wallace

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: FW: Lucas Bols

Date: 07/26/2005

 2:33:38 PM

 Can you give me any info on a bottle (we think it is gin) Stone bottle (brown) Jonge Bols Lucas Bols, Holland "Dubbelgestookte Graangenever" Thanks - Diane

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From: schindler

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 07/26/2005

 1:00:08 PM

I also have a seven inch clear bottle with cork, raised letters that say Dr Viertel's Blackroot Honey, it also has about one inch black liquid in it, I saw you did have any information on this but wonder if you knew where I could look. Also have a blue/green bottle with Stroh's on it. A clear bottle with metal top with small shaker hole that says f.w. Fitch, des Moines with The F.W. Fitch Co. raised letter on the side. Also have a clear bottle with cork that says Lavoris raised letters, bottom reads Lavoris Minneapolis and 10 Chemical Co. all raised letters. Any help would be greatly appreciated. All bottles were found in Detroit, Michigan. Thanks, Marybeth

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From: Rosemary K

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What is it and what's it worth?

Date: 07/26/2005

 12:30:49 PM

I'm helping an elderly sister in law clear out some very interesting antiques, including what I would have called a cruet but I believe it had contained a liqueur, perhaps creme de menthe. It is white with blue windmill and flower designs, about 16" around its biggest part, neck about 4 1/2" around, about 4 3/4" tall including neck, and 7 1/4" tall including the cork and top. On the bottom it has Erven Lucas Bols, Anno-1575, Amsterdam Holland, Delft-Blrum (this last word is hard to read so not sure.) I would appreciate hearing your comments. Thanks Rosemary

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From: Diane Wallace

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Lucas Bols

Date: 07/26/2005

 11:15:19 AM

 Can you give me any info on a bottle (we think it is gin) Stone bottle (brown) Jonge Bols Lucas Bols, Holland "Dubbelgestookte Graangenever" Thanks - Diane. Thank you.

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From: Snxtl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 07/26/2005

 5:19:36 AM

My brother found an old Three in One oil bottle. I don't have it here so I will describe it as best as I can. It is a flat bottle and has a corked top, It has Three in One Oil on one side and C.W. Cole Co. on the other side. He was told that the glass is Blue Cobalt. He would like to know the date and value as best as you can figure. Thank You, Donnie O'Brien

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From: joy smith

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOTTLE

Date: 07/26/2005

 6:27:01 AM

 Digger I have a what looks like a pop bottle, it is clear with a TALL MAN on each side and on the bottom it has a number 29 the a large ( U ) and a s2 patented June 21, 1927 made HOLLAND MICH there is a circle beside the tall man and a C in it and the mAN IS holding something in his right hand please help me find out what this bottle was used for

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From: Dianne Gibson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Mr. Boston Brand - Ben Burk Distillery

Date: 07/26/2005

 1:02:11 AM

Aloha, I live in Hawaii; we recently cut back years of undergrowth on the side of a hill where we are the property managers for a vacation rental. I found a number of bottles that have been there for many years. Several of the liquor bottles have the words "Federal Law Forbids..." which was embossed on the bottles after 1933 (prohibition). A couple that I'm especially interested in are: 1. Old Mr. Boston Brand - Ben Burk Distillery (all embossed with a picture of Mr. Boston (same as what's on the Mr. Boston Cocktail Guide (red) book). Down the sides (both) it says Ben Burk Distillery. The back appears to have a spot for a label (framed rectangle). 2. JW Dant bottle (3 sided dimpled) bottle about 8 inches tall with a flared lip. What can you tell me about these? Dianne Gibson

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From: Jamie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: just a ?

Date: 07/26/2005

 1:14:20 AM

i like to collect old bottles and I just wanted to ask u about some of them so here we go ?#1 I have a aprox a 4in Budweiser glass bottle I have a flying cloud old spice bottle its white with a ship on it I have a mountain dew bottle with a hillbilly on it and a have a ga bulldog coke bottle full of coke from 1980 if u would tell me what their worth I would be very thankful please writer me back thank you

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From: Diane Kniskern

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 07/25/2005

 11:18:59 PM

I saw on your site that there ARE no intact black glass bottles, but I found your email address for questions on a black glass collector site. I'm confused. Diane

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From: shirley grone-

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 07/25/2005

 9:32:10 PM

My son found a amber bottle it's 8" tall on the bottom it has D ll 56-41 DES.PAT. 73096 . It has a picture of what looks like to be a profile of a soldier with one pint written under the profile. On one side it has a sailor I think on a deck of a ship and on the other side it has a ship in the water with clouds above it. It says Federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle, it has 4 stars underneath the writing. You had a picture of another bottle on your web site that was almost the same. It was a John Paul Jones Whisky bottle but that bottle had the head facing forward and ours is a side shot. Please let us know if this is the same sort of bottle. Thanks you very much. Shirley and BJ

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From: CReed1944

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 07/25/2005

 4:24:18 PM

A friend of mine has a brown amber bottle with the inscription Rosenberg & Jackson, 11 ave. B and 3rd & wendover ave. New York, on it. Can you tell me anything about it. Thank you in advance for your time Terry Reed

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From: WEFFORD56@cs.com

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 07/25/2005

 2:15:21 PM

Could you direct me to where I could learn more about the Buffalo Litha / Mineral Water bottles? I understand there are several different original colors including cobalt and amber. I'm also interested in learning how to tell the repro amber's from original.

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From: clifford campbe

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: McLeans

Date: 07/25/2005

 6:04:28 PM

FYI I have a McLeans Volcanic Oil Liniment only 3 3/4" tall, all n's backward. Have you seen one?

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From: N31118

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 07/25/2005

 11:36:41 AM

Dear Digger, I have been researching for a long time and I was curious to know if you know the original design of the Dr Sloan liniment bottle?

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From: Doug and Patty

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Coca-Cola bottle?

Date: 07/25/2005

 2:14:37 PM

 A 75 year old lady gave me this bottle recently. She said her father retired from the Canton, Ohio Coca-Cola company on Cherry Road, and he had this bottle. She also informed me that it is rare, because it is a 'white' bottle. Can you tell me if this is a true Coca-Cola bottle, and what is the value of it, please? It measures 9 and 3/4 inches in height, and 7 and 1/2 inches in diameter. Sure hope you can be of some help to me. If you are unfamiliar with it, can you direct me to someone? Sincerely, Patricia Garren

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From: TonyD16

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Girard Whiskey

Date: 07/25/2005

 10:15:43 AM

I have a bottle of "Girard pure Medicinal Whiskey" made in fall 1917 and bottled in 1934. Produced by Kentucky Distilleries & warehouse CO. There is still about 1/3 of the whiskey in the bottle. Can you share any history with me?

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From: Jennifer K

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 07/25/2005

 11:00:50 AM

Dear Mr. Odell, I found this bottle while digging in my backyard in Mays Landing, New Jersey, we just moved here but prior to our house being built on this land 20 years ago, it was farm land at least 100 years back, the few other houses in our area date back prior to early 1900's. Also in our small town was the Wheaton glass factory which operated over 80 yrs. ago until maybe 20 years ago. here are the details of the bottle, please let me know what you think this bottle was used for, it's approximate age and if it's worth anything. * aqua green colored bottle 4" high, 1 1/2" wide, 1" deep * flared lip bottle top / applied square band lip * I think it is BIM , the side seams end at the base of the neck of the bottle below the lip * the base is basically smooth with an indented portion also smooth with the numbers 748 embossed on base * it is in Excellent condition, it does have some scratches, but no cracks or chips. Any information you can give me about the bottle would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time, Jennifer K

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From: Jeff G

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Louisviulle soda ID

Date: 07/25/2005

 9:20:04 AM

Digger, Dug a soda yesterday wondering if anyone can give me an idea of value or rarity? It is Louisville smooth base embossed "Keller & Veltn Louisville KY" Any help would be appreciated Thanks Jeff Gindling Asst Chief Richmond Fire Dept.

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From: roxanne t

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Help....

Date: 07/24/2005

 11:06:58 PM

I have an embossed Irish whisky bottle, flask style I guess you call it, that I found while diving in the Bahamas off Spanish Wells, North Eleuthera in 1985....it is the color of a Coke bottle, has seams down both sides, kind of a crude two-tiered mouth....it has "MITCHELL & CO OF BELFAST LTD" across the front at the bottom...."OLD IRISH WHISKY" in a horsehoe curve over a shield and the words "TRADE MARK" at the top just below the neck...the reverse side has "IMPERIAL PINT" in a horseshoe curve at the top, and "DM" on the indented bottom...it has a few scratches but no chips or cracks....lots of interesting bubbles. While I've had it for 25 years, I had forgotten I even had it until coming across it recently!... I cannot seem to find anything on it...any ideas? I'd appreciate if you might know about how old it is... Thanks! Roxanne/Orlando FL

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From: Dink and Janice

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Possible inkwell

Date: 07/24/2005

 11:03:07 PM

Hey Digger, I have an old "inkwell" that I dug up many years ago. I have tried to find out information about it but am having no luck what so ever. I lived just outside of Charleston, S.C. in a small town named Summerville. I am attaching pictures of it at different angles to help identify it. If you or anyone else has any information I would greatly appreciate the help Thanks, Janice

 

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From: PRnightsky29

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hi

Date: 07/24/2005

 6:42:54 PM

Hi Digger I hope that you can help me with this pepsi bottle that my brother found old glass Pepsi bottle without cap On either side is a different pepsi logo. On the bottom it's marked M-24-77-AHK. on the top of it it has the lettering NO REFILL AND DISPOSE OF PROPERLY It's a 16 ounce bottle and measures almost 8 inches tall. There doesn't appear to be any cracks or chips. 

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From: Richpoorr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 07/24/2005

 6:23:16 PM

Hi, I found your address on the antiquebottles.com page and it said you would answer questions about bottles. Recently in Atlanta, Ga. while on a grading project...I come across a clear bottle about 7 inches tall and 2.5 inches diameter approx. In raised letters it said Brown Boy with a profile face of a boy. Above Brown Boy the words read "every bottle sterilized" and under the BB it said " flavors that satisfy" the seams (2) went up to the lip. looks like an eight ounce bottle...could be 6 ounces though. Do you think it's a cola type of product or a flavoring syrup bottle? Oh one more question...on the same site I found a Miss Georgia milk bottle....being an uninitiated collector of bottles....I wiped the dirt off with my hand...well long story short, there was a small image of a girl in blue color...but I removed it when I wiped it clean. Is the image restorable without causing to much of a reduction in value. I thought about re-applying paint and just say I had to restore the image...is that acceptable? Thanks for your time and consideration.......Richard Porter

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From: cyruslamson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle value

Date: 07/25/2005

 12:45:44 AM

I have the bottle in the picture. It has DENNIS& CO. BOTTLERS MT. MORRIS N.Y. on it which you can see in the picture. Can you tell me anything about it or if it has any worth? Thank You !!!! 

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From: Derek

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old peruna bottle

Date: 07/24/2005

 9:47:38 PM

i found an old peruna bottle from the DR. SBH and company with a number 50 in the middle of the bottle its about 9 and a 1/2 inches in height I wanted to know if you could tell me which year its from and what its worth thanks

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From: Tama D

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Royal Enfield Porcelain Liquor Bottle - Villain

Date: 07/24/2005

 9:43:25 PM

Hi, I found your website, and my sister brought this bottle over that she found in a trailer she is moving into. It is a figural bottle of a Villain holding a deed. It is 11½" tall, and the cork is missing in the top. On the bottom it says "Royal Enfield Porcelain Liquor Bottle" and in smudged print it looks like it says "185" and under that "1969". I have to guess at that because it is very hard to read. The labels on the bottle are worn and hard to read, but I can make out "Kentucky Straight Bourbon" on the tag in front. On the excise tax tag it says "State of Indiana". Refer to photos I am attaching for more details. If there's any more information I can give you, please ask. I did find another Royal Enfield online called "Flower child" and they were asking $45.00 for this one. I don't know if this is part of a series or what. I was hoping you might be able to tell me more about this. Thank you, Tama Duvall 

From: Only1mnmg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hi

Date: 07/20/2005

 8:49:44 PM

I found a Royal Enfield Porcelain liquor bottle. The date was kinda unreadable, I thought it may have said- 1944-1949. This man was all dressed in black with a top hat on. And he was carrying a DEED . And at the bottom pedestal it said "Villian" There is no cork, the bottle is empty Thank-you, Tracy

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From: Gerald W

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: woodbury trademark w sterilizer

Date: 07/24/2005

 7:53:38 PM

My mother has an old baby bottle. It is clear glass and is identified as a Woodbury Trademark W Sterilizer. The number on the bottom is 742. It is cylindrical in shape, and the bottle itself is 5 1/4 inches tall. No seams are visible. The first patent on the screw-on metal lid is listed as November 25, 1884.Can you advise us regarding its value? Thank you.

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From: KSterba

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found a bottle

Date: 07/24/2005

 4:15:07 PM

Hi. My son found a bottle in a ditch in Iowa about 8 years ago - was wondering if you could help me figure out wht year it was from and what it contained and possibly how much it may be worth. The bottle is about 8" tall 4" wide, sort of oval in shape with a short (2 1/2") neck. the label is printed right in the glass (no paper), It has a picture of a head in an oval shape with buildings on both sides, the sides of the bottle are decorated with what looks like a bunch of wheat. Across the bottom are the names Harry E Wilken, Jr., Terry or Jerry E Wilken, Jr. and William Wilken. Across the top of the picture it says " Federal Law Forbids Sale or Reuse of this bottle". On the bottom are the numbers - D230 then an upside down triangle then 12-6, then M1645-A. The lid is a screw on type that is made of a pewter or other metal substance.. Thanks for any help you can give me Kathy

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From: Deb N

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 07/24/2005

 7:57:11 PM

Digger, We have an unopened bottle of Jack Daniels Whiskey that was bottled in 1970. What is it worth, if anything? Thanks! deb

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From: Shandan9

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found bottles

Date: 07/24/2005

 1:52:02 PM

My husband has unearthed several bottles. For example, there is a bottle that says Dr JH McLeans Tar Wine Lung Balm St Louis MO. Some of the bottles have no writing on them, but several others do. I have been trying to find someone here in Phoenix that may have knowledge of these but have had no luck. I have seen bottles on your site that are similar to ours, small perfume bottles etc. and was wondering if you know of any collectors in the Phoenix, AZ area that may be able to help us decipher the good ones from the not so good ones. Thanx, Shannon

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From: Lou Roy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2005

 5:35 PM

 

Subject: hello Dear digger, what a cool web site and newsletter you have. I have found the old bottle dump at my 1823 farm house. It is loaded with bottles. And your site has helped me to determine their worth. Thanks for providing such a service. I have some bottles that you haven't information about. I will get these photos and details to you very soon. Thanks again. And by the way, do you make house calls or more accurately bottle dump calls?

 

Subject: Re: hello I make house calls if the digging is good enough (lol) Digger

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From: PRnightsky29

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hi

Date: 07/24/2005

 1:29:02 PM

Hi I found an old pepsi bottle I really wish you can help me find out the history of it. I am sending you some pics it's 16Fl oz (1PT), clear color, shape is round, base has some coding on it M-24-77-AHK and it's in good condition Thank you for your Help

 

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From: Linda Mc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coca-Cola

Date: 07/24/2005

 4:47:33 PM

Thank you for your help with this. I have a 6 oz gold plated Coca-Cola bottle that is still sealed with the Coke inside. The cap (if it was gold) has more of a brass look to it, and on the side it says 54-31. The bottom of the bottle says Middlesboro, KY with a C inside a circle. Although I have looked in a variety of books and sites, I have never found a reference to a bottle like this. Can you give me any inside into this? Linda

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From: Tpetersheimm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 07/24/2005

 12:04:50 PM

A few things we failed to mention, bottom of the bottle is embossed, rectangular, clear and the label is embossed. Ever thing seems to be in good condition and we'd like to know rarity and value. Thank You T Petersheim

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From: Tpetersheimm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 07/24/2005

 11:49:33 AM

We have a bottle of Old Mcbrayer Kentucky Whiskey distilled in 1917 and bottled in 1933, can you tell us the value of what we have? Thank You Toby Petersheim

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From: Meekisonb

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: where to find a ship/building christening bottle

Date: 07/24/2005

 11:43:37 AM

Hi, Bless your thoughts in advance. We are a boating family. We are opening a private golf club in Florida and wish a Christening bottle for the occasion. It would be great if the bottle or part of the bottle could be on display afterward like a trophy. Any ideas on where to find such a product. The bottle can have fake brew. Thanks, Beth in USA Meekisonb

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From: Trezhrs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Zetz 7Up Seltzer Bottle

Date: 07/24/2005

 7:44:08 AM

Hi again. Do you have any idea of the value of this siphon bottle? Or, do you know where I can find out its value. Thanks again, Harry

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From: Trezhrs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Zetz 7Up Seltzer Bottle

Date: 07/24/2005

 6:34:17 AM

Hi. Thanks for your reply. I would be happy to order one of your books if you can tell me which one has the information about the Zetz siphon bottle. Thanks, Harry

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From: Joe k

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: do you know anything about this?

Date: 07/24/2005

 12:26:27 AM

I was wondering if you ever seen this before and if you knew if it worth much? This is a very old full bottle of gilbeys spey royal scotch. I also have more questions about more bottles if you don't mind, but I'll wait to ask you until you answer this one. Thank you for you time. Thank you Joe

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From: Ken

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rare Bottle?

Date: 07/24/2005

 12:26:30 AM

 I went scuba diving in a local lake in northern Maine and found alot of Pepsi bottles but found one bottle that I think is a significant find. Could you help me with the it? I attached photos of the applied lip shape and color. The bottle is square and is approximately 9 1/4 inches tall. The color looks yellow green. The base of the bottle looks like a separate piece. Kenneth Cyr Saint Agatha ME

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From: your friend

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: what is the value of a World War Two War Bond milk bottle

Date: 07/23/2005

 11:19:57 PM

Hi Digger I have a milk bottle I was wondering if you know the value of it. It is a World War Two war bond milk bottle from Midwest Dairy Products. The back depicts a fighter plane image and a request to buy more war bonds. It is Pint size. I love your site interesting! thanks Digger Laurene

 

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From: danny

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: White Horse Bottle

Date: 07/23/2005

 8:58:04 PM

Hi Digger, Can you please tell me how much my bottle is valued at? It is a - -2.25 litre White horse bottle -empty -labble still on (front and back) -product of scotland -bottled in australia -marks - 2025d -no' 2506668 -with original stand -lid still on If you need any more info please let me know. Thank-you very much.... danny

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From: Lee F

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mextaxa

Date: 07/23/2005

 8:52:32 PM

I have a half full bottle of Mextaxa grande fine greek specialty liquor. It is 750 ml. The bottle is hand made porcelain with a stopper and marked very old. There is no damage to the bottle. I have seen the price of the liquor and how rare it is to even locate. I understand that the liquor cannot be considered in the value of the bottle. Any idea on the value of the bottle? Thanks. Lee

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From: Lee F

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: michter's jug

Date: 07/23/2005

 8:46:31 PM

I have a michter's extra quality original pot still whiskey jug. It is one half pint. The bottle is full and sealed with the tax stamp which is complete and unbroken. It is also in the box which is in good shape. The copyright date on the box shows 1958. Is this a collectible and do you know the value? Thanks. Lee

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From: Mary J. E

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Can you give me info on my bottle?

Date: 07/23/2005

 6:41:53 PM

Digger, I just ran across your site. I have a bottle, or decanter. It is completely clear. It is has a clear glass stopper, size 2" square on the top then tapers slightly on sides, the sides of the top being 1and one-half inches tall. The top has a cork with plastic inside and sticks down in the bottle about 1 inch. I can not get the stopper out without damaging the cork. The mouth of the bottle has about a one and one-half inch opening with a lip on it. It appears that the mold seam goes over the top of the lip. The neck of the bottle is about one & one-fourth wide by one & one-fourth tall. Then it slants from the neck to form a 6 sided bottom; flat on the front and back but it indented in on both front & back and forms an X, with the most indention at the center of the X. The 4 sides are the same way. The bottle from the lip to the base, or flat bottom is 9 & 3/4 inches tall and widest part at bottom is 3 & 1/4 wide. The bottom is 6 sided too. On the flat part of the bottom there are some raised numbers; 0126 on one side of the bottom and a 2 and what looks like a "algebra symbol for pie" and another 2. The bottom is smooth. The only other markings on the bottle, which I think is most important, is a sticker at the top part of one of the side panels. The sticker is size 1" wide and 3/4" tall. The sticker has 3 sections: the top section is aqua color with the cream color letters "U.S.ARMY" and then a section (2nd section) that is cream colored with the black numbers CE70336541", and the 3rd section is again aqua color with the cream color letters "OPEN MESS". It has no chips or nicks and is in perfect shape. It does have some sort of whitish stains or residue like where the liquid that was inside went up to. It looks like I could scrape it off with my fingernail if I could get inside it. I would like to know if the bottle has any value, its age, rarity, what was in it, and any history on it. I hope I have described it enough. If you can not tell by my description, I will snail mail you a picture. Thank you for the wonderful service you provide at this site. Sincerely, Mary Jane Evans

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From: Rosemary F

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: McCallums Scot Whiskey bottle

Date: 07/23/2005

 2:05:33 PM

Hello Digger; I have an old McCallums Scotch Whiskey bottle, label is still on it, and the tin top, no contents in side however. On the top of the tin cover it has Patented 1930, made in U.K. and it has a man with a sword etched on it. It has Perfection in red, written across the label. The back label reads as follow: Over a century ago, in the year 1807 McCallums Perfection Scot Whiskey was put on the market and was immediately recognized as of outstanding quality. To-day it enjoys a world of wide reputation as a whiskey of the very highest quality, in fact, as good as whiskey can be. I found in under the floor boards, in an old farmhouse , that was built in the late 1800's. My husband and I purchased in 1991. Just wondering if it has any value. Rosemary Finnamore

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From: Matt J

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 07/23/2005

 1:03:18 PM

I found a bottle which I believe is made by seven up and the brand name is howdy . After the spout of the bottle there is a wave/circular shape to it . I believe its from the 1920s but any value you can give me to the bottle would be appreciated. Matt

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From: Jacob and Sara F

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have a green glass fish-shaped bottle

Date: 07/22/2005

 11:40:44 PM

Digger, I have an emerald green, glass, fish-shaped bottle. It's height is 7.5 inches, length is 14.5 from lip to tail, and width is 4 3/8. The mouth of the bottle is short, and the mold seam seems to stop before the mouth. The bottle sits on its side. It has no markings, no embossing, and no label. It's not stained, chipped, or cracked. The glass has bubbles within it. Id like to know the age of the bottle & its value. Thanks so much 

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From: Sandra

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 07/22/2005

 11:00:18 PM

I have a light blue whiskey bottle with a white top... the bottle shape is beautiful and painted on the bottle in white are what look like roman soldiers or greek gods on a chariot.... The chariot is drawn by two horses, this is on both sides of the bottle. The only thing on the bottom of the bottle is Federal Law forbids sale or Re-Use of this bottle. in the center are the numbers D - 334 under this is 119 60 and under this is the letter 7....You can see the seem on both sides of the bottle where it was put together... Does this sound like anything you know about??? Thank You...

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From: Thomas U

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 2 Duraglas bottles, found under house

Date: 07/22/2005

 10:59:02 PM

Dear Digger: I found 2 Duraglas bottles under my house. Both 1 gallon jugs with finger hole. On the bottom of one, it says: 7 I 8 12 On the other it says: 7 I 5 1 Can you tell me anything about these bottles? I found Duraglas bottles on eBay, but couldnt find 1 gallon duraglas bottles that looked the same. I'm trying to find the years too. Thanks in Advance, Tom Urbauer

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From: Gene W

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: E.R. Durkee sugar-flour shaker

Date: 07/22/2005

 9:52:28 PM

Dear Digger Odell, I recently purchased a clear glass bottle manufactured by E.R. Durkee & Co. New York. The pierced metal screw on top says "E.R. Durkee & Co. Sugar-Flour Shaker". It is 6 3/4 inches tall. On the bottom it says "Bottle Patented April 17, 1877". There is a diamond-shaped symbol on the bottom: III 21 (?) L RS(?) R Can you tell me anything about this bottle? Was it actually produced in 1877? Are there a lot of them? What is it worth? The glass has no chips, but it is uniformly cloudy. The metal top is clean, but it has little dents all around the top edge. I would appreciate any information. Thank you. paula

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From: Ann H

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: JPEG image 300x304 pixels

Date: 07/22/2005

 7:39:07 PM

 Here is the picture of the bottom of the bottle in case in other email you couldnt open it. Thanks..jpg 

Subject: eBay item 6183176285 (Ends 08-Jun-05 22:38:03 EDT) - POISON! ~ COBALT BLUE! ~ RARE SIX-POINT STAR SHAPE!

Date: 07/22/2005

 7:28:40 PM

I have a poison bottle just like this one which was on eBay. My bottle has a cover and is mint except for a small dent on one side of the cover. My grandmother collected bottles along the shores of Nova Scotia and left them to me when she died I would like to know what it would be worth and any history you could send would be great. thank you Attachment N1: eBay item 6183176285 (Ends 08-Jun-05 223803 EDT) - POISON! ~ COBALT BLUE! ~ RARE SIX-POINT STAR SHAPE!

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From: Sharon L

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found old bottles

Date: 07/22/2005

 6:34:00 PM

I was just surfing the net for information about the bottles we keep finding on our land in the hill country in Texas and I can across your web site. I know nothing about bottles but thought it would be fun to find out about them. The three I found last week are cloudy clear glass, two of which have marks on the bottom. Diamond with an "I" inside and a square with an "O" inside. From what I can gather that is Illinois Glass Company and Owens Bottle Company (both in the early 20's) but I am really just guessing. The third is a tall bottle, shape of wine bottle, with a 1-1/2" Dia. Circle on the side of the bottle. The circle is open at the top like an "C" turned upwards. If you can point me in any direction that would be great. PS: there are lots of broken bottles of all different shapes and sizes and a lot of very old buckets in the area. The rumor is that there used to be a still on the land.

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From: Trezhrs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Zetz 7Up Seltzer Bottle

Date: 07/22/2005

 10:09:43 AM

Hello. Can you please tell me the age of my Zetz 7Up seltzer bottle with a picture of a black bellhop in a red suit on the front? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Harry Hinman

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From: W9

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 07/22/2005

 1:02:33 PM

Dear Digger, Yet another question. I have searched everywhere on the web and stumbled upon your site. Therein, I found a question about a bottle which is similar to mine. Alas, there was no definitive answer. I have an interest as to the approximate age of this bottle. My son is a commercial diver and retrieved this from the bottom between Catalina and LA. It is a keepsake and I am sure it is not very valuable maybe a few bucks. I have attached a few pictures and will recap the hard to read bottom embossing. United Distillers Ltd Vancouver Canada REC N9135 and a small 8 and a small diamond I believe you can discern the rest of the particulars on the bottle. I would very much like to know when a drunken sailor may have pitched it into the Pacific. Thank you in advance, Larry Van Loon

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From: TGreen@MEMPHISPOLICE.org

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Found Bottle

Date: 07/22/2005

 12:03:43 PM

Hello, my name is Timothy Green and I found a bottle and I'm not quite sure if the bottle is worth anything or not. The bottle is greenish or aqua in color, eight inches in height, it has a mushroom lip at the top, the base of the bottle has a large capital B on it, the bottle is long with a short neck, their is a embossed design on the front, their is a Crest, with TRADE MARK at the bottom of the Crest. TRADE on the left side on the crest and MARK to the right of the crest. R.M. BECKER'S is just under the crest at the top portion of the bottle and BOTTLING WORKS inside of the first crest. There is a badge or shield between R.M. BECKERS AND BOTTLING WORKS. HYGEIA is in the center of the badge. It is damaged slightly at the top of the drinking portion of the bottle on the front. I would like to know its value if any, age, rarity, and history. thank you.

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From: Dennis B

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: four chamber whiskey bottle

Date: 07/22/2005

 11:39:14 AM

 wondering if you could tell me any info on this bottle

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From: Richard Hudson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pampisford Brewery, Cambs

Date: 07/22/2005

 7:05:15 AM

Hi Digger! I just did a Google search on 'Hudson's Pampisford Ales' and came up with a query to you on a stone jar with Pampisford Brewery embossed. This brewery belonged to my family, the Hudsons of Cambridge. They ran the kitchens at Trinity College, the brewery at Pampisford village a few miles out of Cambridge, and quite a number of pubs - I think I was told 23 - around the Cambridge area. I have several embossed beer bottles given to me in Pampisford in 1985. You might like to forward this to your correspondent. Thanks Richard Hudson New Zealand

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From: Phil King phil

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Unique Dr. King's New Discovery bottle?

Date: 07/22/2005

 3:07:30 AM

Digger, My grandfather found an old bottle on his farm in Cynthiana KY about 16 years ago. At first it appeared to be a common "Dr. King's New Discovery For Consumption" bottle. Since our last name is King, he gave it to my mother as a novelty. One feature that appears to be unique is the fact that consumption is misspelled as CONSMUPTION. I haven't been able to learn anything about these misspelled bottles. How rare are they? Do they have any value? etc. I have attached photos, any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Phil King

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From: nikki taylor

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Chianti

Date: 07/22/2005

 1:46:06 AM

Hi, I am the owner of a 1972, 42 inch tall, bottle of Chianti. The cork has never been removed and the bottle contains all original wine. Could you please tell me if this wine bottle has any value? Thank you for your time nikki

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From: Brian L

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: elepizone bottle

Date: 07/22/2005

 12:13:52 AM

Dear Digger: I am looking for an elepizone bottle, as you describe on your website. If you know where I can buy one, please let me know. Thanks, ...B. Litt

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From: Shepherdowner2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Platte Valley Corn Whiskey

Date: 07/21/2005

 6:14:17 AM

Hello, I have a 1/2 pint of 86 proof Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey from McCormich Distillin Co. Weston Missoui. It is full and has the wax and the Internal Revenue Label still intact. I was just wondering what if might be worth.

 

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

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

Digger

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From: Kristy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: VAT 69 Scotch Whiskey Bottle

Date: 07/21/2005

 8:39:07 AM

I have found a Vat 69 Scotch Whiskey Bottle that is green in color, round with a cork, raised letters on all of the writing on the bottle. On the bottom of the bottle it has Wm Sanderson & Sons, Leith, Scotland 2 M 4 66 B&C LD K It also has a round label that is made into the glass that is raised and it has a weave type embrom on it. Like a checker board. Can you tell me anything about this? kristy.herr

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From: garry

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1844 Beam Bottle

Date: 07/20/2005

 8:38:18 PM

I have a 1844 beam bottle with case. Do you now what it is worth and how rare it is. If you could help me that would be great. shawn

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From: Ginger

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Maypop

Date: 07/20/2005

 11:10:54 PM

The Maypop soda bottle question about the patent number caught my eye. I can't help with the patent number but the "D.O.C. 521-3 indicates the bottle was made in Pittsburgh Pa. by the D.O. Cunningham bottle co. the digits are the mold number. Ed D Butler Pa

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From: Joanne Ran

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 07/20/2005

 7:23:35 PM

I have an old bottle about 6 feet down in New Hope Pa. Royal Remedy and Extract Co, Dayton Oh. Has embossed Blue Heron bird on it. About 4 or 5 inches high. Clear glass. Any value?

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From: Paperbottl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Alvin P. Sawyer article

Date: 07/20/2005

 2:59:34 PM

Hello John, Yes, I have some Sawyer material. I hope that you are not on a deadline though. I'm leaving for the Reno Show at 6 tomorrow morning and we will not be back until Aug. 2. And, of course, I'm still packing material for the Show. Can you wait until then? Regards, John

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From: Bruce And

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: chattanooga Glass

Date: 07/20/2005

 4:39:57 PM

I have a Chattanooga Glass75th anniversary cobalt blue bottle with blown design"First American Industry" "Glass House Jamestown, Va. 1608....opposite side "1901-Chattanooga Glass-1976", a figure of a hand glass blower and "US Bicentennial" Do you know value of this bottle or where I could look for info on it? Thanks Bruce

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From: Silverstein

Subject: Re: Korean War Medicine bottle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2005

 10:32 PM

Subject: Korean War Medicine bottle Dear Digger, I work with Joint POW/MIA Recovery team in Hawaii and I am currently doing analysis of a small square brown bottle that appears to have had an eye dropper with it. The bottle was recovered with a mass grave in North Korea. Cast into the bottle bottom is the word ABBOTT over a possible trademark sign, but it is poorly cast and difficult to see. A similar style of bottle was used with WWII K- and C-ration kits for halazone chlorine pills, but this one has the dropper associated with it and those did not. It is a screw top which is missing, but the rubber dropper head found with it fits the rim perfectly. Any ideas? Thanks, Jay

Sounds like Iodine or maybe eye or ear drops to me. Digger

Thanks, My guess was iodine also...these seem pretty common at Korean War archaeological sites. Silverstein, P

 

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From: David

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle found

Date: 07/20/2005

 2:01:05 PM

Hi Digger, my husband came across this bottle in his uncle's old barn: Hartleb&Cheltra Bath, Me. Just below the neck is printed - registered and down the front of the bottle between the names and city/state is the trademark signature. Can you tell us anything about it? Thank you

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From: Lorianteau

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: target ball

Date: 07/20/2005

 9:58:07 AM

Hi there, I bought a target ball at a yard sale for $1.00. It's about 5" in diameter, amber, bubbles in the glass, no embossing or markings. The top is rough and sheared and the bottom is slightly flat with a slight indentation. Around the bottom it looks like some sort of possible seam line. What do you think? And pricewise? Thanks - I appreciate you! Laurie Nelson

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From: Greg H

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hi digger bottle question

Date: 07/20/2005

 10:39:48 AM

Hi Digger I have a Bottle Found in Victoria Australia on one side it has "BUCHANANS" Printed in all Capitals and on the other it has "This bottle is the property of james buchanan & co PTY LTD" Underneath it has "1929" (left to right) and some other markings etc around it. it is in perfect condition and also a cork top (I would suggest) approx 12-14 inches tall and dark brown/amber in colour. I am wondering if you can tell me what kind of bottle it is and where I can get further information. I have searched the net thoroughly and all I can seem to find is that it may be a whiskey bottle more than likely produced in the dalwhinnie distillery many moons ago. also do you have any idea what it may be worth as I believe where it came from there is likely to be many more around. Kind Regards Greg Hester 

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From: Patfaherty

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 22 carat bell shaped bottle

Date: 07/20/2005

 5:55:50 AM

hi looking for info on a blended Philadelphia bicentenary commenmorative bell shaped whiskey bottle coated in 22 carat gold .any help would be much app. thanks pat

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From: Jimcrain3215

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 07/19/2005

 7:26:38 PM

I just acquired a whole case of rola cola bottles. they are in a wood case, inscribed, rola bottling co. Erie PA. The bottles each have a copy right date 1945, as well as some numbers and a funny insignia on the bottom. They hold 8 fluid ozs. The box and all 24 bottles are in great shape. What do I have here?

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From: heavensent

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Kentucky Silk mirror

Date: 07/19/2005

 10:59:53 PM

I have a mirror that has a Kentucky Silk logo on it and I wanted to know if it might be worth something. I haven't been able to get much information on it. I was wondering if you might be able to point me in the right direction. Thanks Shaun

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From: Silverstein

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Korean War Medicine bottle

Date: 07/19/2005

 10:32:56 PM

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From: Breenafaye2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: R. V. Pierce

Date: 07/19/2005

 5:11:25 PM

I have a clear bottle that is 8.25" tall. It is engraved R. V. Pierce, M.D. on one side and the other says Buffalo, N.Y. I have read several articles about Dr. Pierce but I cannot find a picture of the bottle I own. It is similar to the one's engraved by Lydia Pinkham. Could you please tell me where I can find a picture of my bottle and possibly how old it is? Breenafaye

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From: AHBizSolutions

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question

Date: 07/19/2005

 2:17:45 PM

Hi! I have a couple of questions. I was wanting to know if you know anything about the following bottles, or know their worth. Also, I would like to buy one of your price guide books, but do not know which one would be best for the bottles I have. Thanks in advance for your help. Here is what I have: 6 Ruby Bottles- 2 say "BENJAMIN FRANKLIN" with his picutre on them (one of these has a cork). 1 is corn cob shaped with "OLD DOC'S CURE" on it. 1 is barrel shaped with "ROOT BITTERS" on it and has a cork. 1 looks cathedral like and says "CHIEF WAHOO ELECTRIC TONIC CELEBRATED REMEDY CATHEDRAL W70 BRAND WALBRIDGE CO. DUNSMUIR, CAL." on it and has a cork. Another 1 looks like a light house with windows and a door and says "CAPE MAY BITTERS W7". All of these are Wheaton. 2 Blue Bottles- 1 Barrel shaped that says "Root Bitters W70" and is Wheaton. The other is barrel shaped says "Root Bitters" and is made in Taiwan. 3 Green Bottles- 2 miniature liberty bells and 1 medium liberty bell. One of the small ones and the medium sz. have corks in them. These are marked made in Taiwan. 2 Amethyst Bottles- both are medium sz. and say "COL. SAM JOHNSON PROPRIETOR RICHMOND, VA 1852 AJANCASTER. S INDIAN VEGETABLE JAUNDICE BITTERS" and have corks. These are marked made in Taiwan. 6 Amber Bottles- 1 says "STAUBHULLERS ELIXIR TREE OF LIFE SINCE 1880 NECTAR OF THE GOLDEN LIFE OF HEALTH AND VITALITY and has a pucture of a tree on it with a cork...also is Wheaton. 1 is medium sz. and has an indent of an octagon on it, made in Taiwan. 1 is a Drum and Cannonball shape, made in Taiwan. 2 have apples on 3 sides and says "PHILA BERRINGS APPLE" on them, have corks, and made in Taiwain. 1 is horseshoe shaped with a picture of a horse head on one side and a full horse on the other, both sides say "HORSESHOE" on them, made in Taiwan. All the bottles that are stated as being WHEATON have WHEATON NJ on the bottom.

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From: Eagle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 07/19/2005

 3:17:52 PM

 howdy sir, I have a bottle that I found in a land fill that sais (the J.R. Watkins CO.) on the front, and on each side it has 4 circles made into the glass, it is rectangular with the numbers 2-709 and a 6 on the bottom, its 1 1/2 inches wide by 6 inches tall, with a screw on cap. any info u can give me on this would be greatly apreciated!! Sinc. Sean R. B.

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From: DHOUCK28

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Questions, November 2000

Date: 07/19/2005

 10:44:57 AM

Digger, I found the below from your Questions, November 2000 from my current research for info on the same item. Though mine plays "Show me the way to go home", and the music box is on the bottom. It is also two different items. One is a decanter, which mine was patented in March 1956 by Swiss Harmony, Inc. The other is as Kay described below to a tee. It is labeled, not embossed. The bottle does have a cork, not screwtop. Any idea from you or your readers of the value for the decanter or the items as a whole? Thanks, Debi I have an old bottle can you help me find out ANYTHING about it? Here is what is on the bottle : 1- Mr. Tilford of Park & Tilford 2- Founded P&T in 1840 3- Signed by John Tilford 4- A product of Swiss Harmony Inc, Chicago Ill. Design Pat. Pend. 5- It plays "How Dry I Am" when lifted. 6- Kentucky Straight Bourbon 7- Parks & Tilford Distillers Corportion Louisville, KY. 8- 4/5 Quart 9- 5yrs old, 86 Proof Whiskey : Kay Ogle / Lake Lure, NC

 

Kay several people have written in about whiskey bottles with musical tops. I am gathering that they are post-prohibition and probably date to the 1940s or 1950s. You do not mention if the bottle is embossed or labeled. Maybe a reader can help Digger

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From: Charlene S

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 07/19/2005

 12:01:02 PM

Hi, As I searched for information about a pink juice jar I found in a thrift store, I ran across your site. I couldn't find the Oct. 12th reply about my jar. Its a pink Casadis Milano "juice de fruit" jar.Can you tell me anything about it? Its beautiful and I'm thrilled to have it for my pink glass cooection. Thank you so much! Charlene

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From: Acandlebarn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: liniment bottle

Date: 07/19/2005

 7:38:45 AM

Hi Digger : I have a bottle 5" tall clear in color from CEL - TON - SA MEDICINE COMPANY 1016 central ave. Cincinnati, Ohio. With MILLERHAUS' FAMOUS LINIMENT in it. It is still in the box with the instruction sheet with it. The bottle is half full. On the box there is a picture of a snake. Writing and picture are blue in color. On the box under the snake it is trade marked adopted 1921. On the sides of the box in big letters ( PRICE ONE DOLLAR ) If you have any info on this please let me know. THANKS TONY

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From: Weber

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle help

Date: 07/19/2005

 10:08:55 AM

I found a diamond shaped bottle image attached above it says on the bottom (embossed) Pat'D June 29th, 1897 No 27261 according to the patent office this would have been patented in the early 1860's it is 9 and 3/4 inches tall and 3 and 1/2 wide and in perfect condition.

 

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From: judy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wanna know about some old bottles

Date: 07/18/2005

 11:35:02 PM

 I have a question about some old bottles I have found to see what they may be worth , 1st one is like a whiskey bottle, I only have the label around the neck it says state of =WISCONSIN it has a number one it D619596 , OCCUPATIONAL TAX ON INTOXICATING LIQUORS then it has a price of 12 1/2 cents. Under the price it says Treasury Dept.beverage tax Division.On side of this bottle it says Federal fobids sale or reuse of this bottle.Its a one pint bottle.Can u tell me anything about this bottle.I have also found a bottle that is blueish green in color the name is called a HEMINGRAY PATENTED MAY 2, 1893 THE OTHER SIDE It SAYS petticoat? Any things u can tell me about these I would appreciate, thank-you : Judy Kempka cottonrose95 --------------------------------- I have a question about some old bottles I have found to see what they may be worth , 1st one is like a whiskey bottle, I only have the label around the neck it says state of =WISCONSIN it has a number one it D619596 ; , OCCUPATIONAL TAX ON INTOXICATING LIQUORS then it has a price of 12 1/2 cents. Under the price it says Treasury Dept.beverage tax Division.On side of this bottle it says Federal fobids sale or reuse of this bottle.Its a one pint bottle.Can u tell me anything about this bottle.I have also found a bottle that is blueish green in color the name is called a HEMINGRAY PATENTED MAY 2, 1893 THE OTHER SIDE It SAYS ; petticoat? Any things u can tell me about these I would appreciate, thank-you : ; Judy Kempka ;

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From: sp53

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 07/18/2005

 9:12:19 PM

 Hi I dug a bottle the other day and it says Charles Culden patent 1884 on the bottom. The bottle is clear and shaped like a vase. Any idea what it is? Regards George

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From: Valley M

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: slender blue bottle 8 sided

Date: 07/18/2005

 9:04:06 PM

 I think the 8 sided small blue bottle on your site is an Evening in Paris perfume bottle. I think the 8 sided small blue bottle on your site is an Evening in Paris perfume bottle.

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From: valois

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pre-war grommes & ullrich black label whiskey

Date: 07/18/2005

 8:16:00 PM

to whom it may concern, I was wondering if you could tell me how much this bottle of whiskey is worth . discription- it is a 4/5 bottle . it has on the label-pre-war, distilled 1936, grommes&ullrich, black label Kentucky  straight bourbon whiskey. at the bottom it says bottled exclusively for grommes&ullrich, inc. chicago, ill, from their selected Kentucky  reserved stocks.

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From: JOSE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1876 BACARDI SUPERIOR

Date: 07/18/2005

 5:50:50 PM

 I have recently come into possession of an unopened bottle of Bacardi Rum dated 1876. The label and bottle are in great shape. I heard liquor does not age and increase in value. Can you give me some kind of worth reference. Thanks, Jose

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From: bara

To: JAOK20@BOTTLEBOOKS.COM

Subject:

Date: 07/18/2005

 4:24:40 PM

Dear Digger, I'm looking for any interesting early ads (1840-1895)for bottle manufactures. I thought you might have some in your collection. I have a John Ryan, Henry Kordlander and Steven Twelve that I could share with you. Attached is the Steven Twelve which is my favorite. Sincerely, David David Kyle Rakes 11210 Windsong Court Clermont, FL

 

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From: justin s

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Moxie nerve food bottle

Date: 07/18/2005

 3:09:12 PM

Hi my name is justin. I have a very old moxie bottle that I found a few months ago. On the bottle it says Moxie nerve food. and at the bottom of the bottle it says registered. The bottle has a blue and green tint and is about between 10 and 12 inches. The bottle is in exelent condition with barely any scratches. I was wondering if you could give me a estimate of about how much the bottle might be worth. Thanks for your help.

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From: Terry & Stacey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: James B. Bean Bottles

Date: 07/18/2005

 12:20:11 PM

I have acquired 2 bottles that I know nothing about. I don't even know what they are called. I have attached a picture of one of the bottles. Both bottles are olive green with dark colored spikles throughout. They have a floral design on front. There is a stopper in both painted the same color. Printed on the bottom of both is Creation of JamesB. Bean Distilling Co. D-334-145-65 Geniune Regal China I hope that you can provide me with information regarding these bottles. If not, I hope that you can direct be to someone that can. I would really like to know what the worth of these bottles are, year, history, name of bottles, etc. Thanks for your time. Stacey Dunham

 

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From: Kelly G

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 07/18/2005

 12:11:19 PM

I was cleaning out some old closets and found a Man O War figure whiskey bottle. I just wondered if there was any value to it. It isnt very detailed, just a "statue" and the head comes off and pours from the body. Thanks! Kelly

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From: Karen Schultz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Markings on Jar?????????

Date: 07/18/2005

 6:50:52 AM

Hello!! I have a green jar that has markings on the bottom, it is an H with a bigger C around it and the number 5 on the bottom. The jar also has lines that run from near the top to the bottom in a diagonal pattern spaced about 1" apart. The top of the jar where the lid goes is small maybe 2" diameter, it then bows out at the top a bit and then is smaller and then comes down the rest of the way a bit bigger. Just like a round jar with a waist in it near the top. Is there any information you can give me? Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Karen

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From: Joann

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Keokua Pickle Bottle

Date: 07/18/2005

 8:15:26 AM

 I was given this bottle by a collector who has the other 3. He said they were the only 4 in existence. Have not been able to find out anything except info on the Keokua pickle factory. Meanwhile it remains a treasured reminder of friend. 

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From: Carol Ingher

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005

 12:41 PM

Subject: Old Caladryl Container 4/28/05 Hi! Is there any collectible or historic value to a plastic bottle from Caladryl with the price tag of $.69. Manufacturer is Parke, Davis & Company, Detroit, Michigan, USA, stock 22-181-32, EA 104, 80 cc. Thanks! Carol

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From: jan burks bas

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: austin, nichols

Date: 07/17/2005

 8:39:47 PM

thanks in advance for your time. I have this Jar and do not know it's age. Can you help me? label and glass lid w/ lock ring is in good shape. I just can't seem to find any information. thanks, Dave Burks 

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From: HerknBurt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question?

Date: 07/17/2005

 4:47:46 PM

On Saturday July 16.I dug up an old bottle that has California fig syrup co. written on it.It also says CALIFIG and below that sterling products(inc.) successor Can you please get back to me with any info. Thank you. Pete

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From: holley f

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: antique bottles

Date: 07/17/2005

 7:34:30 PM

 nugrape soda bottle, trademark registered w/ star on front pat'd april 12 , 1932 can u send any info u have on this bottle much thanks

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From: choya

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Yates Soda and Other Bottle

Date: 07/17/2005

 6:14:23 PM

Hello Digger, I have two bottles that I have not been able to find any information on. The first is a blob-top English soda or beer. It is light aqua and reads "J.A. Yates Trademark 6&8 Springfield St. Anne St. Liverpool". A "JAY" monogram in a shield is also featured. It is 7" tall and appears to date approximately 1870-1880. Base is smooth and unembossed. The second bottle looks like it could be a whiskey, but I can't be certain. It is a gorgeous deep green-aqua or teal. It measures 9" tall and has a monogram of JPS or SJP. The base is smooth and marked TT. The neck is the typical whiskey bottle style and took a cork. The mold line suggests a possible approximate date of 1880-1890. I have owned both of these bottles for about ten years, and have found no information on them. I am sending pictures of them for you to see. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I would really like to know what the teal green bottle was used for. Thank you very much. Best Regards, Jim Morrison Attachment N1: bottles 7-17 003.jpg Attachment N2: bottles 7-17 004.jpg Attachment N3: bottles 7-17 001.jpg Attachment N4: bottles 7-17 002.jpg

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From: Trisha Ouellette

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Riprod bottle

Date: 07/17/2005

 5:39:33 PM

 I have a bottle shaped like a pipe. The handle of the bottle looks like a handle of a pipe. The top of the handle has a cork that comes off. The main part of the bottle is a man's face with a sailor's hat and a pipe in his mouth. The top of the hat I think is an ash tray. The bottom of the bottle says HAND PAINTED MADE IN ITALY. It also says the following, but it is spelled backwards: RIPROD. VIETATA ART. 2568 CC. There is also a seal and a scroll that says 104 (or it might be 401 if it is backwards). I would appreciate any information on this and the value. Thanks.

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From: H B ps

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wine glass with the devil inside

Date: 07/17/2005

 4:51:23 PM

 Hi Digger, I've read your website and I see that you are an expert on bottles, but I am hoping that you could at least give me the direction on this unique glass with the devil inside of it. My mother owns this glass for a long time (at least 20 years) and it is one of the "treasures" that she brought with her from Russia. It is 6.35" in height, 2" wide on top, and a little over 2" wide on the bottom. The glass is in perfect condition and the colors of the glass are bright. According to my mom, it was made for the czars a long time ago, but who knows. There is no stamp or any other indication on the glass to tell us what it is and where it came from. Thank you for your time. Helen B. in FL

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From: Caradeonsmith

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle I just got at a garage sell

Date: 07/17/2005

 11:00:22 AM

I guess what I'm wanting to know is how can you tell their age and just wanting to learn more about bottles I've inherited some that I have to go bake home for in the next year but these that I have now I got at a garage sell and just wondering what they where used for and what their value would might be.... New at the bottle collecting I hope this is ok the way I sent the pictures I didn't even take pictures of the other ones I got the other day one's even a bigger bottle and all but I think I might wait on finding out more on them. Cara Attachment N1: Picture 18.jpg Attachment N2: Picture 40.jpg Attachment N3: Picture 41.jpg Attachment N4: Picture 42.jpg Attachment N5: Picture 8.jpg

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From: Ann Ziel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: a.c.hynd company buffalo new york

Date: 07/17/2005

 2:52:08 PM

Dear Digger, I recently bought a house in Elma, NY and as I was digging to make a vegetable garden, I dug up a small clear bottle about 4-5 inches in height with the lettering of A.C. Hynd Buffalo New York on it. Can you give me a little bit of history on it? Thanks!!! amszymonek

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From: Nanaelm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 07/17/2005

 10:43:07 AM

 I have had these medicine bottles for over 20 years. They all have the original contents in them. Are they worth anything? Ervena McKinley nanaelm Attachment

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From: John S

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 07/17/2005

 8:32:49 AM

I have a question about a bottle I found while cleaning out my mother in laws house. It is clear glass. It is 5inches tall and 2inches wide. It reads: E.Hartshorn & sons. Boston. Mass. Established 1850 We really want to know what was in this bottle!! Thanks, Laura Silk

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From: Sher lock

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle with content

Date: 07/16/2005

 11:30:10 PM

This is a multi-part message in MIME format. This is a James B Beam 1868-1968 commemarative bottle with seal and content in tact in the label said in 1968 the straight Kentucky  bourbon whiskey thats inside was aged 120 months so to this date thats 47 years how much will this bottle cost with its original content. Sherlock

 

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From: Timothy Butter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: G1-94

Date: 07/16/2005

 11:29:08 PM

I have a Kensington Glass works bottle it has been in my family for a long time. It is clear with a picture of Benjamin Franklin on one side and T.W. DYOTT.M.D.on the other . I am interested in selling this bottle but have no idea as to its worth I can send photos if neede. can you give me a clue as to its value???

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From: Scott C

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Delva Whiskey

Date: 07/16/2005

 9:40:37 PM

We have a bottle of Schotch Whiskey with a Delva label sleeve over an unreadable label. My father brought this back from Paris in 1945. Any ideas?

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From: Matthew F

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1945 Duraglas

Date: 07/16/2005

 9:24:34 PM

Hi, Great website! I found some info on a Duraglas bottle I found accidentally while metal detecting for coins and relics. My bottle is in very fine condition, clear and unbroken. The name "Duraglas" is on the bottom in cursive. A number 12 is on the left and 5 on the right. 12 is the plant in Gas City, Indiana and 5 is the far right number of the year. Height is 8" and width is 2.5" half way down the bottle. Since Duraglas (cursive) began in 1940 - 1954, the 5 would suggest a year mark of 1945. Anyway, I would like to know the value of this bottle, even though I have heard it is not worth much. Let me know either way. Thank you. Matt "Wisconsin Bottle Hunter" --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Troy Mc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jim Beam

Date: 07/16/2005

 9:15:12 PM

 I have a few ceramic Jim Beam bottles from 1970. Some of the corks have begun to disintegrate. Is the bourbon still good.??

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From: sandra hollo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 07/16/2005

 7:42:23 PM

I have a green bottle that came out of an old Frigidaire refrigerator or icebox. It looks like an old water bottle, has no top and is not smooth but is ribbed on the outside. It is in great shape and is a pretty color of green, not glossy. Just looking for any information I can get on this. Thank you, Dianne  Any information would be greatly appreciated

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From: Stephen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Haig & Haig Pinch bottle

Date: 07/16/2005

 7:35:05 PM

 Hello, we have an old bottle of Scotch. Haig & Haig Co. The bottle is clear, has a wire mesh, and a copper top. " Pinch" is all that the bottle says on the front in white letters. On the very bottom of the bottle, it says Haig & Haig Ltd Scotland. on the back it says "federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle" We would just like to know if the bottle has any value. Thanks Steve --------------------------------- Hello, we have an old bottle of Scotch. ; Haig & Haig Co. ; The bottle is clear, has a wire mesh, and a copper top. ; " Pinch" ; is all that the bottle says on the front in white letters. ; On the very bottom of the bottle, it says Haig & Haig Ltd Scotland. on the back it says "federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle" ; We would just like to know if the bottle has any value. Thanks Steve

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From: Sam & Suzanne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: chris 006

Date: 07/16/2005

 6:27:35 PM

Greetings, I am very new to collecting bottles. My collection is about 50 or so ranging from RC cola to NEHI. I am hoplessly addicted to digging up bottles. Anyway......I have dug a milk bottle about 3 weeks ago and would like info if possible. The bottle is embossed with"A BOTTLE OF MILK IS A BOTTLE OF HEALTH" on the front and lip. The thing is, on the lip where it is supposed to say "Bottle" it reads "BOTTLT". I would like to know if this misprint adds to the value or what ??? The bottom reads Birmingham ala. Certified products inc. co. I am sending 4 pics to elaborate. Any info you could give would be appreciated. Chris Attachment N1: chris 006.jpg

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From: Arnold Tipp

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD SPICE LIGHTHOUSE DECANTER

Date: 07/16/2005

 7:11:34 PM

HELLO.... I HAVE THIS OLD SPICE LIGHTHOUSE DECANTER AFTER SHAVE LOTION BOTTLE AND I'M NOT SURE HOW OLD IT IS. IT HAS AN ITEM NUMBER OF 3828 IF THAT'S OF ANY HELP.

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From: Hosnander

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: diamond cut taters bottle

Date: 07/16/2005

 3:07:55 AM

dear sir...my husband dug up a old clear bottle while working on a construction site...it is a clear bottle with a diamond cut design the middle band says taters the bottom has a oval circle with a diamond over it extending out of the oval there is also a 1 3 and another number I cannot see on the bottom there is the mark of g8484 on it what kind of bottle is this any info would be helpful sheila hosnander

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From: Akiko

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: HELP WITH INFO ON BOTTLE

Date: 07/16/2005

 5:52:53 AM

1. Embossing SIDE: SODA WATER PROPERTY OF COCA COLA BOTTLING CO CON 6 FL OZ BASE: 628 PATENTED JUNE 1, 1925 BOTTOM: HOPKINSVILLE KY. NECK: A TOTAL OF 6 STARS 2. 6 OZ 3. has lip like could have had cap but contained a cork still present. 4. smooth embossed WITH HOPKINSVILLE KY. 5. shape round bottom square sides back to round at top. 6. no label just the embossing 7. clear 8. chipped base some pitting embossing is clearly legible. 9. i am trying to find out if it is rare and a value if any. attaching picture not the best camara.

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From: kga

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: JT Doores Whiskey Jug

Date: 07/16/2005

 12:48:45 AM

We collect JT Doores Whiskey Jugs from Bowling Green Ky and Nashville TN. We have 18 jugs, from one gallon to a miniature. This was my mother's uncle and we are trying to collect as many as we can. Very hard to find. Do you know anything about these jugs? KA

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From: rtlord

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help

Date: 07/16/2005

 12:40:44 AM

i found a clear bottle with a rounded bottom it has a cork with wire on the top it says athens bottleing company with the letters lim 3 on it .i was wondering the history of it and when it was in business I have never heard of it and cant find out any info. I also found some postcards they are in black and white and of native American indians some are called old west collectors series and the others are azuza any info on them and are they worth anything they are real pictures and have dates of when they were took some are 1880, 1825, 1862.

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From: Geno557

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: duraglas srew top jar c2701

Date: 07/15/2005

 3:55:52 PM

design patent 71 86565 what kind of jar is it

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From: robert th

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have a old boston e g booze botttle

Date: 07/15/2005

 9:29:32 PM

I like to know .if it is real .I know they made three of them but I don't know what one I have. I know it does not have a label on the front .but I think it is one of them .

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From: Chris U

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: H . RICKETTS & CO GLASS WORKS BRISTOL (ON BASE) possibly WHISKEY

Date: 07/15/2005

 2:28:04 PM

 I was snorkeling in Key West and found the bottle described below, however, the bottle has a fairly large growth of coral on it about 5 inches in diameter. I have seen the price range on other bottles of this type. My question is, does the coral increase or decrease the value? "PATENT (ON SHOULDER) - H . RICKETTS & CO GLASS WORKS BRISTOL (ON BASE)" possibly "WHISKEY CYLINDER", deep olive, three piece mold cylinder, sand chip pontil scar, 11 1/8"H x 3 1/4"D, applied sloping collar with ring, Ricketts Glass Works, Bristol, England, 1820-1850. Sincerely, Chris Uhl

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From: FasterGun

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ball Perfect Mason

Date: 07/15/2005

 8:39:34 AM

Hello Digger! This was found today about 6 feet deep by a tree.... looks like a pint jar....screw on lid, clear in color. has six 'raised' ribs that run the length of the jar.(this is the thing that raises my eyebrows-never seen ribs before) has '13K' below letters on side..and '13K' on bottom.... Looks hand blown? Thanks, Shayne

 

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From: Mike Good

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Poison Bottle

Date: 07/15/2005

 12:22:48 PM

 Can you please help me to find out about an antique poison bottle? My son found a red glass, coffin shaped poison bottle in a 100+ yr old house in Topeka, Kansas. It is 3" tall, 1" wide at the base, 7/8" wide at the top, and 1.5" at the widest part. We would like to know it's age, value, and what it might have contained. Thank you.

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From: Kims2467

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 9/26/04 question from Kellie - SCWS Shieldhall essence of coffee bottle

Date: 07/15/2005

 7:04:46 AM

Hi Digger - The SCWS on this bottle stands for Scottish Cooperative Wholesale Society, which had plants in Shieldhall, near Glasgow. They produced household goods and furntiure as well. Probably dates to early 20th century, and the bottles were made in aqua and dark green in varying sizes. Have seen them for sale from $5 to $10. Hope this helps - Kim

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From: Brad and Debbie M

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles

Date: 07/15/2005

 6:09:10 AM

Hi On a recent trip to the muesum my kids and I were looking at old bottles and they looked like some we have at home. I was wondering if you could tell me a little about them? Clear glass with inprint of H Rayner and sons Perth. Reindeer Brand.Contents 10ozs Logo of a reindeer in the centre as a trade mark. T. DE LA BUE & CO LTD. This is a small bottle with the word onoto written twice around the top and it as tall as the average index finger. last bottle with wording is lea & perrins ltd, clear with a long neck. I dont know if this is enough info for you, was browsing and thought you may be able to help Kind regards Debbie

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From: Pehgee Ara

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: information on found bottles

Date: 07/15/2005

 4:39:01 AM

To whom it may concern, Recently dug up two bottles that seem fairly old, brown in color, with tall slender necks relative to the four sided base. Unfortunately I don't have a digital camera to send a photo. Only information I can supply is on the bottom is embossed: MEAGHER BROS. & CO. LTD. 25 OZS. EST. 1873 Other symbols on bottom are a square, a diamond with a small circle in the center, and the numbers: 1 I would greatly appreciate any information about the bottles you could provide. Regards, Pilbuen Aranas

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From: mark rob

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: web site

Date: 07/14/2005

 10:48:17 PM

just wanted to let you know that I have enjoyed your site very much. my first dig was in an old mill that the owner was paying me to dig out to see if there is any pottery in it. what I found first was a bunch of early 1900 sodas and mineral bottles. this mill was built in the early 1700s. it flooded in 1732 and filled the bottom floor with sand. instead of digging it out they just added another floor. I'm not even through the first layer ot timbers yet which would be the third floor floor. seems around 1900 there was a store built next door and people would throw their bottles in the windows of the mill until it fell in around 1930. the first bottles I found I took to the Raleigh bottle club meeting. this was a 4 hour drive for me and when I got there I stirred the room with the first bottle I pulled out of the box. a lot of the guys offered to buy on the spot. instead of selling I decided to do research and since then have went to 2 shows. I'm a lot like you in the fact that I like the history. granted I've not found any early bottles yet but I've went to the historical club here and looked at their pictures of old houses that are still standing today. they keep asking me what im looking for but I wont tell them I'm looking for outhouses in the pictures. im seeing them in relation to the houses and im going to start knocking on doors soon. by the way I found a bottle that akalithia springs jw copeland on it. seems the place has changed name and this was once in my family. that is the history that im learning. sorry to keep rambling on but after reading your stories I thought you would like to know that a few younger people are digging also. I'm no spring chicken at 36 but I do enjoy bottles. if been selling a few bottles on eBay because its cheaper than the shows but im planning to go to a few more when I can gather more bottle. just wanted to say thanks for all the info. on your site. happy digging mark robbins eBay digger 828

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From: Karl Harr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Palace Bottle

Date: 07/14/2005

 10:05:56 PM

 Digger, Just wanted to send a photo of the half pint, also dug a pint size the other day that was only 80 percent complete. Karl

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From: Lena Mazzant

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Scotch Whisky Scotties

Date: 07/14/2005

 9:38:34 PM

 To digger: I have a black and a white scottie bone china dog decanters created exclusively for James Buchanan and Co. Ltd.; Glasgow Scotland. It an emblem on bottom; Royal Adderley; Made in England. It is Empty! I'm thinking about selling them and wonder if you possible can give a suggested value for them. To digger: I have a black and a white scottie bone china dog decanters created exclusively for James Buchanan and Co. Ltd.; Glasgow Scotland. It an emblem ; on bottom; Royal Adderley; Made in England. ; It is Empty! ; I'm thinking about selling them and wonder if you possible can give a suggested value for them. ;

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From: karl@northlink.com

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Prescott Arizona Digging

Date: 07/14/2005

 5:06:07 PM

Hi, I am a very active digger in Prescott Arizona. A couple of months ago I dug a pit that contained a Palace Pumpkin seed Whiskey; made my year. Have been digging in the alley area of Whiskey Row and have found a few pits "wood liners" that seem to have been dug. Can you please tell me the general area of most of your digs here? The best two pits I dug were in the North East corner of were they just put in the Parking Garage "Granite behind Whiskey Row". Found 157 bottles in two pits; one pit from 1880's the other from the 90's. It is now completely covered over by cement. Have permission from a lot of home owners and will soon be digging the boarding house on the corner of Willis and Montezuma. I will be glad to tell you all the places I have dug so you will not have to re dig them. Thanks in advance for any help. Karl Harrar

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From: Steve and Lisa

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bell, Conrad & Co. bottle

Date: 07/14/2005

 3:59:07 PM

Hi! My son-in-law just found a glass bottle today. The bottle is marked as Red Dragon Flavorant Extract made by the Bell, Conrad & Co. from Chicago and patented January 15th 1892. What can you tell me about this bottle? By the way I found your email address on the Digger website. Nice Website -lot of info but just not what I needed. thanks Lisa

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From: Lynn A

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle found

Date: 07/14/2005

 3:01:10 PM

 While vacationing on the gulf coast, I found a bottle that had washed up in the surf. It is a clear rectangular bottle, about 4" tall x 1.5" wide x .75" deep. It has raised letters down each of the narrow sides. One side says "3-IN-ONE OIL CO" and the other says "THREE IN ONE". The bottom has a number, I believe is "18". The cork is inside the bottle along with some hard sand as if it was on it's back for a while. My mother said she only remembered 3-in-1 oil in metal cans. Can you tell me how old it is and possibly how much it is worth? Thanks so much for your time! Lynn Ayers

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From: Barry Cavanau

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Found Bottle

Date: 07/14/2005

 3:03:46 PM

Dear Jack, I found a one pint bottle down in the basement up in the ceiling rafters. It is: Golden River Bourbon Whiskey Bottled for American Spirits, Inc. Rockefeller Center, New York Distilled by the American Distilling Co. Pekin. Ill. NY State License 238 85% proof Pat. # on bottom of bottle: D-2 40-6 Looks 20-30 years old? Can you tell me anything about it? By the way it was empty. Barry

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From: RIVERSIDECOVE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I am stumped

Date: 07/14/2005

 7:25:48 AM

I have a unique flask and I don't know what it is or how much it is worth. It looks a little like a chestnut flask, it's free blown with no seams and it has a pontil mark on the bottom. It is not perfectly symetrical. The old woman who gave it to me said that her grandmother gave it to her, making it in the 1800's somewhere. It is a light aqua color and it measures 5" tall and 5" wide. Can you help??? I've include some pictures. Thank you very much Judy Butterman Rhode Island

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From: Bryan Dunca uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whisky bottles

Date: 07/14/2005

 7:51:38 AM

 dear digger hope you can help sorry no picture whisky bottle shaped like a book with the words the spirit of scotland on the side volume one and on the front patersons de luxe scotch whisky blended and bottled by w r paterson ltd 11 forth street glasgow scotland I think it is at least a hundred years old or more and would be most obliged if you could help me yours bryan

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From: jefk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: chivas bottle - early 1900's?

Date: 07/14/2005

 11:31:33 PM

Hi Digger, I dont' have a picture but this is a description of my Chivas bottle: Chivas Regal-25 year-old-Early 20th Century Purveyors to His Majesty King George V and to Her Majesty Queen Alexandra. Two Piece moulded, green flask shaped bottle. Average contents 40 Fluid Ozs. U.K. Produced and bottled by Chivas, Aberdeen. Labels printed by The Kings Printers, Aberdeen. Driven cork, lead capsule embossed "Chivas Aberdeen" around neck and on top with additional crown emblem. Main label with "Ye Olde Shippe" emblem to centre. Both main and neck labels excellent. Base of bottle embossed "40". Level: lower shoulder (3cm from base of lead capsule). My bottle doesn't have any cork or top and the labels, while dirty, are readable but with 2 small tears in the neck label and 1 on the main front label. Any idea of the value? Thanks very much for your help.

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From: jessica

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 07/13/2005

 11:21:50 PM

Hi, I have recently inherited all of my grandfathers and fathers bottles. I must have about three hundred. I am curious about most of them. But that would take to long so I have a few that I would like to ask about . 1. small clear med. bottle with an anchor on it . It says on the front PAIN-EXPELLER REG U.S PAT OFF FOR RHEUMATISM GOUT NEURALGIA COLDS, ETC. On the small sides it says F.A d Richter&co. other small side New York The seams go most of the way up the neck top of this bottle has one large lip with a small thin lip under it. 2. I guess my next one is a beer bottle or a soda bottle It is like an emerald green color . height (just a guess) 8 or 9 in. C. Whittmore New York 3. then I have an old beer or soda bottle from Chicago it says (something) & H it is hard to see very worn down it is a yellow color also has A. & D.H.C at the base on the other side. Just wondering if these are worth any thing and how old they are? Like I said I have hundreds in many beautiful colors. purples, greens, yellow , cobalt, blacks, and some that look like rock. If you would have any information on these I would be so grateful. Thank you Jessica

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From: bonnie co

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Thermos bottle

Date: 07/13/2005

 9:22:58 PM

I have a thermos like the one you sent a copy of patent on in a question. Mine is in a silver color or stainles steel.American thermos bottle Co. N.Y. patent no.13093 March 15, 1910. is it worth anything? Thanks

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From: Barry K

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 07/13/2005

 1:27:54 PM

Hello. I have a full(85% full about 20% evaporated), closed bottle of: (Label) Monticello Whiskey - March 1898 - June 1909 - W.S.D. I'm trying to get some information or some idea of what this is worth.

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From: Steve Bisson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.co

Subject: Two old bottles

Date: 07/13/2005

 2:43:08 PM

I have two bottles that would like to know about. One is a Clorox Bleach bottle complete with rubber stopper marked Clorox the other is a Cod liver Oil with Lime bottle. This has a fisher man on it with a man size cod fish beside him. Any thoughts on value or what to do with them. Thank you, Steve

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From: ROBERT A THIE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 07/13/2005

 11:06:13 AM

Hello, Can you point me in the right direction to find out about his bottle my son found? I doubt it is of value but here is the info: Soda bottle ? Robinson Beverages painted label [faded] thos. Robinson and son Burgettstown, Pa clear glass with some ridges "A quality beverage by an established experienced organization" contents 6 1/2 fl oz 196 3 g above numbers stamped/molded on bottom} Thanks. I have only found one other bottle from this company and it was green...Jamie

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From: nella56

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: need help

Date: 07/13/2005

 3:13:35 AM

brother found bottle, running a loader. in Longmont colo, having hard time trying get info on it, item no 2 ,are you familiar with this kind of mug, or what ever it is?, has bell in bottoms. and looks like cast together , has marking on the side at bottom, but hard to make out . guess if you to drunk to talk, shake mug ring bell for more,? got mugs at goodwill .. thanks, Al. Denver colo 

 

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From: John & Amy D

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: fish bottle

Date: 07/12/2005

 8:24:48 PM

id like to know the price of this bottle its green glass shaped like a fish 6.3 fl oz. probably about 6-7 inches tall has a DVE in a circle and an A beside it. the label reads, antinori blanco white Tuscany wine for fish. produced and bottled by marchesi l ep. antinori s casciano val di pesa(firenze) sole usa agents julius wile sons and co. inc new york. Attachment N1: fishbottle.jpg

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From: holly

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: antique baby food jar

Date: 07/12/2005

 6:53:03 PM

My son and his wife were digging in their yard doing some planting. They found a unique jar which is clear , about 4 inches tall and small like a baby food jar but this one has an inner lip of glass about one third from the top, which I would think may be a spoon rest if it is a babyfood jar or maybe an old ink well that the pen would rest on this lip. I do not recall having such baby food jars and our oldest child is 37. My 79 year old mother looked at it and said she had not ever seen one. My son is not looking for its value so much as what it had been used for and the approximate age. It has a smooth rounded bottom and smooth lip with a Your input would be appreciated. I looked on the net and could not find anything from the patent number 1768966. Thank you for any help you may have. Unfortunately no label or lid was found.

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From: Kubaby

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Swiss Harmony inc bottle with music box on the bottom).

Date: 07/12/2005

 11:34:30 AM

Hello my name is aiku. I have just gotten my hands on a lovely bottle. You have one on your site. From rich the bottom plays a song. It is in very good condition. what can you tell me about this gem. I have not been able to find any info. The patent was pending (Swiss Harmony of Chicago IL)

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From: sara s

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1832

Date: 07/12/2005

 1:54:59 PM

not sure if you can help... I have a brown bottled with year 1832 on bottom the flask is shaped like pres. Washington head. any information will help, thank you.

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From: Therese O

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dickel Tennessee First Bottling October 1964

Date: 07/12/2005

 1:17:54 PM

 Hi, I have an empty bottle of Dickel Tennessee Whiskey with a curved neck with a leather holster attached. It has First Bottling October 1964 running along the hand strap of the holster. At the bottom barely visibly under the leather reads: 27 YEARS OF STUBBORNESS BUT WE MADE IT. There's also a sticker from Michigan reading: MICHIGAN LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION with the following # 93864902. Could you give me an idea of what it's worth? Thank you Therese I have attached a few pictures.

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From: Jeanette Die

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wheaton Glass

Date: 07/12/2005

 1:01:23 PM

Hi Digger While reading the messages on your ask digger page.. I noticed that someone had Wheaton Bottles.. My great grand father was Hiram Wheaton of New Bedford.. "Hiram Wheaton and Sons" My New Bedford, Ma. Wheatons are distantly related to Wheaton Glass in New Jersey.. I would very much like to purchase Wheaton bottles to go along with other family memorabilia.. I have gather more genealogy than anyone should be allowed to find.. Would you please contact John Mayle or Dot Calver .. I would be interested to see if they would be willing to sell their bottles.. Respectfully, Jeanette Die) Could you please give me some info about this bottle. It is a hiram wheaton and sons clear bottle. It has a whale insignia in a circle with Hiram Wheaton and Sons New bedford, mass. Below near bottom it says registered. Thank you. Dot Calvert Dear Sir or Madam, I have a good number of antique bottles produced by Wheaton Glass Company. Does the book on flasks include information and value of these types of bottles? Thank you so much for your time. John Mayle

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From: Anglalyn04@cs.com

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 07/12/2005

 8:17:29 AM

Hello, I was wondering if you could tell me about this bottle, it is blue with an eagle on one side and a flag on the other wich says "for our country" on it. 

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From: rkryt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gori musket chianti bottle

Date: 07/12/2005

 11:09:37 AM

Hello, I stumbled across your site and wondered if you can tell me if a Gori Gori 1983 Chianti musket bottle would be worth keeping? It is empty, but the labels are in good condition. I appreciate your time. Thanks! Randy

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From: ralph goud

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Particular Repro Bottle Search

Date: 07/12/2005

 9:35:41 AM

Hi, thanks for the great site - I have learned much in a short time. I am on a quest, perhaps you can help or point me in the right direction... I'm looking to find two very particular reproduction bottles probably made in the 1960s, which my grandfather had most likely purchased from a country store/emporium in Mansfield Mass. He had many of the Wheaton bottles which he got there as well, but these two were probably made by another company, perhaps you may know: the first is a ruby red medicine/apothecary bottle, 8-9" tall, with a ruby stopper in the top. It is rectangular (upright, a handsome bottle, great color, and to my knowledge no writing or design on it. The other is a blue glass bottle, round, molded or cast probably, shaped like a daisy, with a pinched center which is the center of the flower. At the top, a wavy, flower-like design around the opening. No cork or stopper, bottle is perhaps 6-8" high. I would love to find these bottles to add to my collection. It's a long story, but the originals are long gone, and the descriptions I've given are from my memory of the bottles, which is all I have right now. I've been searching eBay and having no luck. Any info you could provide would help, I'm hoping you know of these reproduction bottles.Thanks! Ralph Goudreau

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From: cari mc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jenny lind

Date: 07/11/2005

 11:18:51 PM

My husband brought home a cobalt blue flask today. On one side it says Jenny Lind with a picture of a women and on the other side it says Fislerville Glass Works. I have tried to find some information on this bottle and have found very little. There is no seams on it and I cant tell if the lid was added or made with it. It has a cork type lid. most of the sites I have found only show an aqua green bottle but indicate that there is blue ones. One site said a company use to reproduce these in the 1930s and I would find initials on it if it was a reproduction. Please, can you help us? Thank you for your time, Cari and Robert. cari

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From: X1southernjoe

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Is this bottle worth anything?

Date: 07/11/2005

 7:01:58 PM

 My dad found a bottle in the foot hills above the coors factory in Golden CO, about 20 years ago. It's clear and has the word Coors in cursive on the front, on the back at the bottom it has "this bottle never sold". I also noticed that the seam on the sides doesn't go all the way to the top, it stops about 2 inchs from the top. It looks to be a 12oz bottleits about the same height as your average coors bottle. the lip of the bottle doen't look very different, you can tell that it had a bottle cap on it by the flared lip. The very bottom of the bottle is concaved. The bottle has a slow tapper to the top It is very thick. Is this bottle worth anything? Also what does the words "this bottle never sold" mean?

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From: X1southernjoe

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Can you tell me if this bottle is worth anything?

Date: 07/11/2005

 6:56:36 PM

My dad found a bottle in the foot hills above the coors factory in Golden CO, about 20 years ago. It's clear and has the word Coors in cursive on the front, on the back at the bottom it has "this bottle never sold". I also noticed that the seam on the sides doesn't go all the way to the top, it stops about 2 inchs from the top. It is very thick. Is this bottle worth anything? Also what does the words "this bottle never sold" mean?

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From: Michaelah1966

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: DIXIE embossed drinking Glass Value?

Date: 07/11/2005

 5:57:57 PM

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From: Genuinesapphire

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about my coke bottle

Date: 07/11/2005

 3:01:11 PM

I have a 64 oz green glass coke bottle it says money back on bottle by the neck of the bottle it also says trade make r in a circle on the red label where it says coke it has a engraved number near the bottom front of the bottle that reads 7502 then a circle and a 1 it has no cracks or chip can you you tell me its value .... Thanks Joy Genuinesapphire I can send a picture but do not have one at the moment

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From: Patty Ga

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fw: Japanese Plum wine bottle shaped like a sumo wrestling bear...

Date: 07/11/2005

 4:40:50 PM

Hi Digger, I hate to bother you again about this bottle. I noticed on your website you have not answered any bottle questions since Nov. 2004. Are you still in the business? If you are too busy to answer my question, do you know anyone I can send the picture of this bear bottle to that might be able to help me?? Anything you can do would be so helpful to me. Thanks, Patty ----- Original Message -----

From: Patty Gaydos

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Friday, July 01, 2005

 2:48 PM

Subject: Japanese Plum wine bottle shaped like a bear... Hi Digger, I was wondering if you have ever seen this type bottle before? It one time held "Sasaichi Extra Dry Plum Wine" in it and had a cork that was on top of his head. It is ceramic with a painted glaze. On the base (sorry the resolution is not very clear), there is a Japanese figure/words and below that it says 1870 made in Japan. The back label has the same Japanese figure that is on the bears jacket and on the base. The bottle held 1 pint 4 oz and was produced and bottled by Sasaiti Shuzo Co., LTD. It says it is imported by Tohkoma Products Co. Los Angeles Ca. I can not find anything on the internet about this bottle and thought I would ask you, the expert on bottles! Thanks for any info at all! Patty Gaydos

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From: cathy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: unopened bottle Of J&B scotch whiskey gallon on pouring stand

Date: 07/11/2005

 4:36:23 PM

 Hi I am wondering if you could tell what would be the value of an unopened bottle of J&B Scotch whiskey. It is a gallon bottle and is in its own pouring stand.....I am guessing it is about 30 years old. My husband received it as a gift years ago from his brother. Thank you for any information you can give me on this? I understand that there is a big difference in value between one that is opend and one that is not. Ours is not opened and is in perfect condition. Thanks Cathy Di Lauro

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From: Bill O

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 07/11/2005

 12:54:59 PM

Hi We have a 6" amber flask inscribed Albany Glass Works Albany NY, depicting Washington on one side and the Mayflower on the reverse. Can you tell us is it is worth anything? Thanks Vicki O'Brien

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From: Lynn A

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Amber, square bottle, no neck

Date: 07/11/2005

 3:30:09 PM

I picked this bottle up on our ranch in north central Burnet County, in the hill country of Texas. I cannot find a picture of anything like it. Do you have any ideas on this one.

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From: Rand S

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Digging and Cleaning Bottle Question

Date: 07/11/2005

 2:46:28 PM

What is the best way to find possible sites? I have used word of mouth to find ravines and such, but feel I'm missing out on some other possibilities. I live in Arkansas, If that would help you advise me. Thanks for any help!! Rand Arkansas

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From: laura

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fwd: Antique bottles

Date: 07/11/2005

 2:15:03 PM

 

From: laura s

Subject: Antique bottles

To: jaok@bottlebook.com MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Length: 980 Hello: I own a demolition company in Orlando Florida and have come across thousands of bottles dated from the late 1800's and up. I have acouple of questions I hope you can help me with! Can you give me the value on some that I have just picked through? 1. Groves Tasteless Chill Tonic-Clear bottle, great condition 2. Brown POISON bottle, excellent condition. 3. Colbot square bottle that says JOHN WYETH & BRO, good condition 4. Colbot MILK OF MAGNESIA 5. Vaseline white containers 6 Lewis 66 The strauss pritz, Cincinnati, OH, CLear bottle good condition. 7. Atwoods Jaundice Bitters, light greenish, excellent color I would appreciate any help you can me. I have so many to go through and was going to display them in my shop. Can you give me some ideas on that also. Have a lovely day!!! Flsalvage Girl Orlando Florida

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From: Mark To

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOTTLE

Date: 07/11/2005

 1:32:53 PM

i have this old bottle and i wonder if you can help me identify its value and / or history. thank you for your' time. it says Philadelphia across the front. mark

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From: Sally

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: looking for this bottle

Date: 07/11/2005

 1:48:25 AM

My Dad desperately wants to get a hold of a milk bottle from his youth. He describes it as a Cream Top milk bottle, from the Model Dairy in Terre Haute, Indiana. He said he drank mmilk from these bottles when he was growing up there ... would have been in the 1920s-30s. Don't know how long the dairy was in operation. Have you seen one?? Sally H.

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From: Tootierue10

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: mason jar

Date: 07/10/2005

 8:03:54 PM

Dear Sir, My father was cleaning his garage out and come across an old mason jar. I am sorry that I can not give you a picture of it. the color of it is clear it is square rounded sides , it has 1874 on the bottom of the jar a k on the bottom on top of 1874 and an 8 on the bottom of the jar under the 1874 k 1874 8 It has a wire shut top the lid has an orange seal under the lid when you undo the wire the lid comes of and has a certain place to place it so the wire will fit properly onto the lid top. the front of the jar has mason on top a star in the middle and jar under the star.And under the seal of the lid there is a round lip that kinnda comes out from the jar and has wire side on the front of the bottle. I hope that you can help me in my description of this jar we would like to know if this jar is worth anything. It has no stains and is in mint condition. thank you for your help.

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From: Nicole

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hi Digger! 4 bottles for you

Date: 07/10/2005

 9:25:11 PM

 

Hi Digger - My husband recently found these 4 bottles in a house in Covington, KY that was to be demolished. If you have time, can you please tell me about them (age, rarity, value, history)? Thank you! There is a picture of each bottle below the description. I also have them posted online here: http://home.fuse.net/montello/bottlepage.html Sincerely, Nicole Montello Bottle #1: No embossing. About 9.5" tall. I don't see a mold seam anywhere. Deep indentation on the bottom. Dark green in color. Round. In very good condition. Bottle #2: About 7" tall with corroded cork and metal clasp. Clear aqua color. Says "Henry Wensel Covington KY" Flat bottom. Again, I don't see a seam. Filthy dirty. A few bubbles in the glass. Bottle #3: About 7.25" tall, metal clasp, aqua color. Says "Best & Lothes Mineral Water CIn O" Extremely dirty. No cracks that I can see. Big wide lip, single style. Bottle #4: Bottle #4: About 7.5" tall, clear glass, embossed "F" on the bottom. Says "L. Fritz M. & S. W. Co. Cov KY Capacity 7 Fluid Oz." Seam goes up and over the lip of the bottle.

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From: Quizh

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottles

Date: 07/10/2005

 5:33:36 PM

I have a Pepsi Cola bottle with evervess label. Can you tell me the age of this bottle and if it is worth anything? I, also, have a bottle that has Ball embossed on the bottom. It looks like an OLD LOG CABIN SYRUP BOTTLE. Also, embossed on the bottom 0 126, Ball 73 41, Made in USA, Pat.0.95464. On the front of the bottle it has " Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. I would appreciate any information you may have concerning these bottles.

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From: tricia spk2t

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 07/10/2005

 7:10:24 PM

I found this discription of a bottle that I own. I found out it the Pheonix Masonry Museum. Could you please tell me how many are around and if possible it's value. Thankyou so much for your time and effort Yours sincerly P Chatfield Here is an excellent Old Blue Top Ginger Beer Bottle or Crock circa 1880. It benefits from having an excellent strike or imprint which clearly reads - "REGISTERED TRADE MARK M DAVIES & SON MANCHESTER." Inside a flattened shield design is the Masonic Square and Compasses. No surprise really as Mr. Davies was a Freemason and thru his trade mark he let others know it ! This old stone bottle stands 6 3/4 inches tall and is in wonderful condition. Why the blue top? Supposedly this was an anti-theft device to stop unscrupulous street vendors from stealing a merchants bottles and refilling them.

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From: Margo D'

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1936 Seagram's Pedigree Bottle in book container

Date: 07/10/2005

 4:09:09 PM

 Hello there. I was wondering if you could give me any idea about this bottle of Seagram's Pedigree Straight Bourbon Whiskey I have. It is 1928 whiskey sold in 1936 as 8 year old whiskey in the box which is shaped like a book. Inside there is also a small booklet that came with it dated 1936 and has some kind of yuletide greetings on the inside (I guess it was sold around Christmas time?). I have pictures with details if you need them. The bottle is full and says "Bottled in Bond under Canadian Government Supervision". The paper labels over the cap are in tact in two places but torn on one side. Any info would be super appreciated. I moved to a smaller place and have to "downsize", so I would like to sell this and just want an idea of it's value, if possible, or where I might go to sell such an item. THANKS in advance for your expertise! Margo D'Angelo

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From: Kenneth J

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: FW: Whiskey Bottle

Date: 07/10/2005

 3:33:34 PM

Sorry, I forgot to attach the photos. -----Original Message-----

From: Kenneth J Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2005

 2:28 PM

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey Bottle My father found a whiskey bottle in the attic of an old house. The distillery was is Kenosha, WI before the changed the street names in 1927. When he went to the Kenosha History Center and inquired about the distillery, they had know knowledge of it. Do have any information on The Manhattan Wine & Liquor Co.? Or if the bottle has any value? Thanks, K. Jansen Tinley Park, IL Attachment N1: 171_7139.jpg Attachment N2: 171_7140.jpg Attachment N3: 171_7141.jpg Attachment N4: 171_7143.jpg Attachment N5: 171_7145.jpg

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From: Kenneth J

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey Bottle

Date: 07/10/2005

 3:27:48 PM

My father found a whiskey bottle in the attic of an old house. The distillery was is Kenosha, WI before the changed the street names in 1927. When he went to the Kenosha History Center and inquired about the distillery, they had know knowledge of it. Do have any information on The Manhattan Wine & Liquor Co.? Or if the bottle has any value? Thanks, K. Jansen Tinley Park, IL

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From: talia&bar

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 07/09/2005

 9:29:39 PM

hello, I was checkin out your site last night and figured that you know a lot abut bottles I was out walking in the woods and(oh I live in northern Kentucky ) I found a clear glass bottle looks like a liqour one and it has no date and no label it has on the top of it the words"Federal law forbids sale or re use of this bottle" and also it sais"national distillers on the bottom side with a eye shaped thing around it also on the bottom it has the letters D1(or a I I am not sure) and then 64-8 thanks a lot if u can help to get back in touch

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Subject: Fw: Information

From: sheri

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2005

 8:43 AM

Subject: Information Digger- I have several bottles I would like info. and value 1 paper label Beaver Run distillery in Nelson County KY. screw cap reads Beaver Run Pure Fire Copper Bourbon 5th Dist. Nelson Co. KY. Bottle is light amber seven and one half inches tall four and three quarters wide.The seam goes to the top the top is ground. 2. Dr. Kilmers Female Remedy Binghamton. N.Y. embossed on front panel. Bottle is 8 and three quarters tall has double ring collar. 3. Life Plant trade mark has embossed eagle with a piece of plant in its mouth.Bottle is amber 8 and one half inches tall with round circle in base single ring top seam dose not go to top. 4.Burhams Beef Wine & Iron with a logo in center. I believe ELO unusual color of light green 7 and one half tall. Thank You Gene Norton

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From: mick short mich

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: iodine bottle with cork etc

Date: 07/10/2005

 8:09:59 AM

Hi, I have a bottle of iodine which is complete with cork & still has 3/4 of the original iodine, (not sure the iodine will be much use now), my mum had it in her cupboard & she says its over 50yrs old, the cork has a number 3 on the top which I assume is the cork size, it also has the complete label which is undamaged apart from disscolouring due to age. The price on the bottle is 6d (sixpence pre decimal). I would be grateful if you could date this for me & give me an idea of value & where I may sell it at a fair price. I have enclosed an image for you to see the bottle. Many thanks in advance for any help. Regards Mick. 

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From: IBPOFOK

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Lejon Bicentennial Commemorative 1976 Liberty Bell Decanter

Date: 07/09/2005

 8:20:08 PM

I just cleaned out my Mom's home and came up with an unopened, still sealed and still in the original box, Lejon California Brandy Bicentennial Commemorative 1976 Liberty Bell Decanter. I was told this worth some money. Is that the case? I checked out e-bay but non of their were full. Please answer soon, thanks, Diana

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From: Rosemar

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: HK Mulford & CO Chemists Philadelphia brown square bottle with zinc lid

Date: 07/09/2005

 10:19:45 PM

While redecorating our country church we unearthed an old brown bottle. I found one exactly like it on E-bay item # if you want to see a picture. The one we found has a zinc lid and some dried up substance residue inside. It has the words H K Mulford & Co. Chemists Philadelphia on the side. Just curious about what it may have once contained and its age. I will have to recheck the bottom of it but I think it may have had the letter F or K on it. It would be an interesting item to add to our history book at church if we could know what it might have once held. just for the history books at church... More later, Rosemarie

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From: Debbie Litton de

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BIRRESBORN MINERALWASSER BOTTLE

Date: 07/09/2005

 7:53:22 PM

Hi Digger, I bought this bottle at a yard sale in Indiana, and I am really having trouble finding out any information on it. I have found out it is old. It has one small chip out on the bottom edge, and another small one by the handle, other than that it is in good condition. The seal on the front is still pretty good also. Any information you can give me, is very much appreciated. Thank You, Debbie Litton

 

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From: Nancy L. Ho

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fwd: Masonic Flask

Date: 07/09/2005

 5:58:35 PM

I have a Masonic flask that is a reproduction and I would like to know if it has any value? If I wanted to sell it, how much would it be worth. Anything you can tell me will be much appreciated. Nancy

 

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From: Linda J

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 07/09/2005

 5:37:26 PM

I piurchased a bottle at a local estate sale. It is a SUNBOW Beverages bottle. Clear, 10 oz. It is embossed on the front wit a sun with sun rays coming off of it, In the center of the sun, it says DRINK. Below that is Raised letters of" SUNBOW andd below that BEVERAGES. On the bottom of the bottle it says Talledaga BTG. Co. 10 Fl. Ozs. and also L G W 741. Would you have any idea what this is ? Or the value if any? Thanks, Linda Joslin

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From: DLecakes

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD OVERHOLT Question?

Date: 07/09/2005

 12:31:38 PM

Dear Sir: I have two fully sealed bottles in almost perfect condition with label name OLD OVERHOLT 13 years old made in fall 1916 bottled the fall 1929. Are they worth anything? Regards, johnny Lecakes

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From: Kimberly Way

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 07/09/2005

 10:00:26 PM

Hi, My 12year old son and I have started bottle digging. We found five bottles in a wooded area next to a stone wall. One is a 1910 Michael Connor 569-573 elm st Manchester Nh registered. One of the others is a clear bottle with the words castoria on one side with chas h. Fletcher on the other side. And the last one is foss2oz fl. liquid fruit flavors portland Me. with full strength on it. If you could help us with any info on these bottles it would be appreciated.

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From: RogerP7308

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Umbrella Ink

Date: 07/08/2005

 4:03:13 PM

I bought an umbrella ink bottle at an antique store for $12. It is aqua, 8 sided with "Stick Well & CO" embossed on the side. Could you add any more information? Thanks Roger Pierce

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From: nancy m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle markings

Date: 07/08/2005

 7:01:10 PM

i am sending pic of a bottle I found ..it is cobalt with a stopper ...Has these markings on the bottom...See Pics...Anything you can tell me!!!

 

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From: Donna Pape

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: 2006_0508Image0001, 2006_0508Image0004, bottle, bottle center

Date: 07/08/2005

 2:41:30 PM

I'm sending pictures of a bottle that I picked up on a garage sale. It is 10" tall and color is aqua. The round embossed label is a circle and says kallert & mayer Town of union. Bottom is round with a intent and has Vin K hutter Ny. On the back of bottle it has This bottle not for sale. It is in great shape except a small chip above the wire around the neck of bottle. It looks like the lid has not been off of the bottle except when it was opened first. Would like to know age, what was it, and the value. Thank you Any questions or more pictures let me know.

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From: Greg Hanl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: AMS Co. Special Reserve

Date: 07/08/2005

 2:29:37 PM

 I have recently received two bottles of this whiskey. They are still in the original green boxes, and still sealed. The seal is dated, made spring 1916, bottled spring 1933. All labels are intact, the bottles are perfect, and they still contain whiskey.. The bottles are brown glass, one pint, produced by harry e Wilken at Distillery no 368 in Kentucky. Warehouse 19. What would the value of these be, and how would I sell them? thanks, vikki I have recently received two bottles of this whiskey. ; They are still in the original green boxes, and still sealed. ; The seal is dated, made spring 1916, bottled spring 1933. ; All labels are intact, the bottles are perfect, and they still contain whiskey.. ; The bottles are brown glass, one pint, produced by harry e Wilken at Distillery no 368 in Kentucky. Warehouse 19. ; What would the value of these be, and how would I sell them? ; thanks, vikki

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From: Kathleen Br

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: can you help?

Date: 07/07/2005

 11:22:06 AM

I have some old A.S. Hinds chemical or apothecary bottles, with company name in heavy script, bubbles, hollow top, square, about 7.5" tall, 2.5" width, no seams on lip which is about 1.5" tall. Base has what could be a mark that looks like "OJ", otherwise smooth circle. Scripted mark on front is A.S. Hinds, with monogrammed, letter over letter: A, S, H (crown on top, whole monogram 2" tall). This company mark is raised, not incised. I'm thinking that they were made prior to when this company had Heisey. Can you help? Kathy

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From: Frederick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle found

Date: 07/07/2005

 6:39:06 PM

hi I hope you can help. I found a bottle on the railroad bank behind my dad's house. it is clear, about 8 inches tall with a round top made for a cork, and a rectangular bottom. it says "my wife's salad dressing Chicago" embossed in the glass. i'd like to know how old the bottle is and if it is worth anything. thanks...kyle killian

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From: Kimb

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 07/07/2005

 6:47:51 PM

Hi Digger, I just found your sight and find it very interesting. I have a bottle about 9 1/2 tall, light blue/aqua, appears to have an applied blob top, one side says "This bottle not to be sold" the other side says "Excelsior B.B. Co St. Louis" Any info on it? Thank you, Kim

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From: Lynn Pra

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: amber glass bottle

Date: 07/07/2005

 4:25:12 PM

Dear Jack, I'm hoping you can tell me about a glass bottle and its value. It's amber in color. It would be a commemorative or anniversary bottle. The bottle has Overmyer Mould Company written on it along with 50 years in the center. Also written on it is (California . Belgium) on one side and on the other side is (Pennsylvania Indiana). It has an amber glass stopper in the top which is round with an outline of the world map. The oval (middle Section) section blends into the base. Thank you in advance for your help in this search. Sincerely, Lynn C

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From: Woodwindk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 07/07/2005

 8:32:09 AM

Hi Digger, I purchased a bottle at an estate sale today for $2.00. It has the label "Parmelee's Universal Liniment for Man or Beast". It also has a long list of what it cures. The glass portion of the bottle also has E.M. Parmelee, Dansville, N.Y., and manufacturing Chemist on it. Do you have any info on this? Thanks, Kay O'Neil

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From: Ron Nav

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bon Oil bottle

Date: 07/07/2005

 2:49:11 AM

I have an old clear glass bottle that is about 6" tall. It has a small handle towards the neck and also has some leaves embossed on two sides of the bottle. On the smooth sides of the bottle, it has BON OIL. On the bottom, in the center there is a P with a circle around it and above that there is the number 83. I'd like to find out it's approximate age and value, if any... and what it was used for, since I don't have any idea what 'Bon Oil' is. Any info at all would be greatly appreciated, Thanks so much! Billie

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From: jay

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: antique bottle

Date: 07/07/2005

 2:02:15 AM

 I got a question I bought this bottle at a yard sale and I wanted to know a little bit about it. it has this wrote on the bottle Bonded BEAM Bonded KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY Bottled In Bond 100 Proof 4/5 Quart notice this bottle has been filled and stamped under the provisions of section 2903-9 inclusive internal revenue code any person who shall reuse the stamp affixed to this bottle or remove the contents of this bottle without so destroying the stamp affixed there to as to prevent reuse . or who shall sell this bottle or reuse it for distilled spirits . will be liable to the penalties prescribed by law. distilled and bottled by James b. beam distilling co. inc. distillery no# 230 district of KENTUCKY Clermont KENTUCKY bottled at internal revenue bonded warehouse no# 46 district of KENTUCKY the bottle is 9 inches tall and 2 inches at the mouth and at the mouth of the bottle it says federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle. the color of the bottle is clear the seam goes all the way to the top of the bottle at the mouth of the bottle it has threads like a screw on top but I dont have the lid for it. the base of the bottle is embossing it is a vase type looking bottle good condition. I would like to know the age and value of this bottle thank you PS. plus on the bottom of the bottle it has this on it D334 5853 Plus it has a diamond shape with a circle in the center of it with a H in the center of the circle. sincerely Jay Thompson

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 ----- Original Message -----

From: "Morgan Landrum" immortalight

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005

 8:08 PM

Subject: Wierd Bottle Thingy Dear Mr. Odell, While cleaning out my Grand parent's basement I found two bottles that I think might be collectable. I'll enclose a picture, it will probably do a better job than my description. The first is a yellowish amber color with an uneven neck and no lip. There is a portrait on each side, one is Robert E Lee and the other is Jefferson Davis. The second is a weird sort of tear drop shape. it is also yellowish amber. its not exactly a bottle since it was not meant to sit upright on its own. it has two little bumps up by the neck. There is currently a piece of cord tied around it, and I guess that it was meant to have cord or wire wrapped around it and then hung on something. the design is of Pheasants in a field. Thanks for you help! Sincerely, Morgan Landrum

 

Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com wrote: Good news: the odd looking thingy is a powder flask. Possibly a good item. $150 est. Bad News: probably Clevenger Reproduction on the other flask but still might be worth $30-50 Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: Wing

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gilbey's 86 proof antique??

Date: 07/06/2005

 5:47:31 PM

I have attached some photos of a whiskey bottle my mother had that was given to her grandfather. I can't find any dates on it, but it appears to have been bottled by Glen Spey Ltd, Clermont, KY. It has a music box in the bottom, which works, and a scotsman that dances around under a shotglass in the bottom. The original US customs seal is attached to the bottle, and the seal is unbroken. Do you have any idea what this thing may be worth and how I might, uh, liquidate it? B. Moroney

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From: Jeff Payne j

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Antique Whiskey Bottle

Date: 07/06/2005

 1:56:53 PM

I have recently inherited an Iwo Jima whiskey decanter. The top of the decanter depicts six Marines raising a US flag on Iwo Jima. One side says "Semper Fidelis" and the othe says "McCormick Straight Bourbon Whiskey". The seal is broken, but otherwise it is in perfect condition. Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

 

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From: Bluecorngirl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Information on my soda bottle that I found in the ocean

Date: 07/06/2005

 2:46:09 AM

Digger, I found an old bottle in the ocean just off of Cannery row in Monterey. It is a greenish-aqua colored glass bottle with no seams and a blob top, and an indentation on the bottom of the bottle which I have heard this is indicative of a hand blown glass bottle, made in the 1700's - 1800's. The lettering on the bottle reads, "Property of Monterey Bay Soda Works". These words set on the bottle in raised glass and are in an oval pattern. The bottle is in immaculate condition, except for one thing. There is a dead clam shell inside the bottle. I used to study biology for fun and in college so I know a few facts about clam shell growth patterns. They can be used to determine the age of the clam, by counting the number of ridges seen on its shell; with each ridge taking about 7-10 years to grow. This clam has 15 - 17 ridges on its shell. So, by the clam count alone, the bottle can be anywhere from 105 - 170 years old. This would corroborate the times I listed earlier. I also did some research about the actual company, Monterey Soda Works and found a picture of it across the street from Monterey's Public School #1. However I do not know the date of this picture. Anyway, can you please help me figure this out? What I really want to know is how old this bottle is, how rare this bottle is, and, of course, how much is this bottle worth? Thank you, Laura England

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From: Darrow

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have a bottle with the same co markings....

Date: 07/06/2005

 1:59:49 AM

 I have a bottle with the same markings as below, except that it is about 8" tall and is almost round (about 4 1/2" in diameter) and is amber in color. Any help would be appreciated.

From: lorraine osborne

To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dr thachers

Date: 08-05-2004 Hi I have just been given a Dr Thachers bottle filled with cork and box liver and blood syrup a tonic 1913? 1916 and maybe you can tell me when it would have been bottled . every thing in good shape except the box is stain at the bottom but still is in great shape otherwise thanks for anything you can tell me Lorraine

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From: De

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ?? on old bottles

Date: 07/06/2005

 12:42:18 AM

I was digging this past weekend and found several bottles. I would like to know more about them and their worth. 1. J. Kolb, Erie Pa. about 8 Inches tall and on the bottom is a K. the bottle is Aqua Blue very think glass it looks frosted , lots of bubbles and flaws on the bottom of the outside of the bottle are the letters D.O.C. there doesn't appear to be any seams at all and the top looks like a blob top. 2. This one is clear with an oval shape and the shoulders of the bottle curve in, it says REZNOR'S and is about 8 inches tall and above the word reznor's is what looks like a 3 vi the original cork is in but it is empty. seam goes 1/2 way up the neck on the bottom it looks like a letter C or a crescent moon . You can't really tell because it's double stamped. there are quite a few bubbles and flaws. 3. This one is dark amber color, 4" tall oval in shape and say's Hicks' Capudine for Headaches, number 34 on the bottom and the seam stop 1/2 way between the shoulder and the top. When you hold it up to the light there are darker swirls in the glass. Thank you for any information you can give. Dennis

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From: Mimi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 07/05/2005

 11:50:28 PM

 Hello Digger: I posted a question over 2 years ago - I see that someone by the name of Jmaes Mittica replied that they have the bottles I am looking for - Can you please either share his email address with me or give him my email address? Thank you - Mimi Wood I have attached his response below with date etc.

From: James Mittica

To: Digger

Subject: Mimi Wood

Date: 20-06-2003 Digger, I came across the following question in your "August 2001 Questions.": "I am looking for old milk bottles or milk bottle caps with the name Weiss on them - It was a dairy located in Beaver Falls, PA. I would really appreciate any advice that you might have as to where I might them -Thank you Mimi Wood" Your reply was: "The best place would be the privy on the original farm. short of that going to the local area and checking with collectors, dealers and flea markets might turn up one. You could advertise in the local paper. Digger." I have what she is looking for. Can you either tell me what her e-mail address is or e-mail her and give her mine. Thanks, Jim Mittica Hello Digger: ;I posted a question over 2 years ago - I see that someone by the name of Jmaes Mittica replied that they have the bottles I am looking for - Cna you please ither share his email address with me or give him my email address? Thank you - Mimi Wood ; I have attached his response below with date etc. ;

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From: Rhiannonsrealm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: MIDDLEBORO MASSACHUSETTS BOTTLE-QUESTION?

Date: 07/05/2005

 5:47:50 PM

hi digger, i found a bottle that is made by - w. c. gales bottling co. middleboro, massachusetts registered. i can't find out any info about the bottling company. there seems to no history of such a company and was wondering if you could advise me on how to and where to look up for such info? thank you debi plymouth mass

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From: Christine

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: J.P.S & CO. Bottle

Date: 07/05/2005

 7:49:19 PM

Hello Digger! First, I have to say, I run into your site very often while trying to research my bottles! I absolutely love the wonderful job you have done and have found many of your answers to questions of others to be very helpful! I have bookmarked your site as a favorite! Please keep up the great work! I have here a bottle I dug up about 6 months ago. I dug it up near an old golf course and club house which went out of business during (or right after) the depression in Clarkdale, AZ. I have not been able to find even one thing about this bottle anywhere! Not in bottle books, libraries, web sites, eBay, or any where! I am including many pictures to help you hopefully identify it. I am hoping you can give me some history on this bottle, the manufacturer, and/or the contents as well as the possible value. I am still learning about bottles, but I will be as helpful and detailed as I can. I have looked this bottle over very very carefully for seams, but cannot find any. The lack of seams as well as presence of bubbles in the glass lead me to believe this is a blown bottle, not mold and definitely not machine made. The lip has irregularities, but I cannot tell if it has marks of a tooled lip. I would think the lip to be tooled or rolled. If I am correct the base has an open pontil with no numbers or symbols. On one side, as seen in pics, it is embossed "J.P.S & CO." with no period after the S and all in capitals on one side. No chips at all on the embossed letters. As you can see, this bottle has a fantastic and hard to describe shape, but I will try. The base is kind of rectangular but with 8 sides (octagonal?). The base measures approximately 1 and 3/8 inches across the longest and 1 and 1/2 inches across the shortest. The bottle tapers out from the bottom with the shoulder being slightly wider than the base (approximately 2 cm. wider). Part of the neck above the shoulder is 10 sided, and between the ring and the lip it is round. The lip (outer edges) is approximately 1 and 3/8 inches across and it is circular. The bottle stands approximately 6 and 3/8 inches high. As seen, it is a deep green, but I do not think it is what would be considered black glass. I am sure this is a cork bottle. The bottle has only one small chip on the back. the chip is in a bubble which is on the surface of the glass (as seen in one of the pics). There are no other chips, cracks, or other damage to the bottle. Please tell me all you can! I am dieing to know! I have faith in you! Also, Digger, I have over 300 bottles I have dug up! Actually, I might have over 400, but when I try to count them, I lose track! I don't want to weigh you down with questions on them all, so I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of resources for research! You know, resources which are free or very cheap! Any ideas from city, county, state resources to book or internet resources. I am a single mom and have a very limited budget! Any and all you can provide will be very helpful! I have never been a big history fan, but my bottles are quickly and easily turning me into one! Thank you so very much and God bless you! Your Biggest Admirer, Christine C. Madel

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From: LMW621

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Royal Enfield Porcelaine bottles

Date: 07/05/2005

 3:04:18 PM

I have six "Famous Firsts" porcelain whisky decanters and know a little bit about them. But I just found a pair of Royal Enfield Porcelain bottles of a Hippie and a Flower Child, 1968, and cannot find any thing out about them. Can you help me? Thanks, Linda

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From: T. Muir Lautz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BIG G bottling co.

Date: 07/05/2005

 6:21:51 PM

 June 5, 2005

 I found a clear green bottle in my backyard and I was wondering if u could tell me everything u know about it. The bottle is round and about 9 1/2 in. tall. The bottle doesn't have a label but it has writing on it that says BIG G contains 8 1/2 fl oz. property of BIG G bottling co. On the base it just says Pensacola Fl. The bottle has a barrel like pattern and a seam which goes all the way to the top. The bottle is in bad condition since it was buried, it is now glued in 4 places and is missing 2 small pieces and has a stain on the inside. Sorry there is no pictures I couldn't get any good ones.

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From: virginia mo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wine bottle needing identification

Date: 07/05/2005

 6:02:10 PM

 I have sent a picture Hi I dug this bottle out of my grandfather's yard while digging a graden in RI. It is an old wine bottle. says granada in embossing across the bottle. size, especially the height- size of the bottle is 11.3 inches long by 10 inches round mouth of the bottle is like a screw top, type of lip smooth, the mold seam stops and does not go over the top of the lip. The style base of the bottle (smooth, with embossing, pontil marked - and smooth and polished) shape of the bottle is round, it has embossing that says Granada fancy across the bottle the bottom of the bottle has embossing says "wine" and an A with a circle around it. the bottom side of the bottle says one quart. color: amber in color almost orange highlights. condition, not damaged in almost pristine condition. some slight scratches on the side due to being in the dirt for years. I would like to know the age of the bottle , the rarity, value or history. Wondering what granada stood for.? Regards, Ginny

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From: SwEeTy4Ever100

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 07/05/2005

 12:40:59 PM

I found a very small clear bottle 3 1/2" high the words Genuine Tilly Haarlem Holland are on the side. I did find out that Haarlem is a place in Holland. I am not a collector just curious about how much the bottle would be worth. Any help is greatly appreciated Thank you, Tara Dutton

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From: William Prescott w

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 07/05/2005

 1:45:19 PM

i have a bottle that I would like some info on it was made by h kennedy it has a stamp on the side with barrowfield 62 pottery on I think it had maybe was you'd for ginger beer it has b cunningham warrington printed on it if you have any info on how much it maybe worth could you reply back

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From: Christen G

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: FW: I have a Palmer bottle with all the labels in great condition.

Date: 07/05/2005

 6:59:12 AM

 

From: "Christen Gr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com CC: christen_gray

Subject: I have a Palmer bottle with all the labels in great condition.

Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2005

 10:55:44 +0000 Hello Digger Odell , I have this Palmer bottle and its in great condition with all labels to tell you a bit about the bottle it is embossed with palmer on the back and "2 1/2 OZs average". it has a proprietary stamp on the bottom of the bottle it's "1 1/4 cents dated Jan. 1915". it has a crown corked top. It also has a red label and it looks like an old store label it say's "M.L. Parker CO. Davenport, IA". with 3 rows of numbers |7|268613|50 Can you tell me what this is worth I was thinking of selling it. I have seen some bottles without the labels being sold for $60.00. I paid $15.00 at a thrift store. Did I get a good deal on this bottle? If you were to sell it what would you ask for it? I have some pictures sent as attachments I hope it helps you out. Thanks Digger. Christen_gray

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From: RandyT

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Circle A Root Beer Dr. Pepper Bottling Company Birmingham Alabama

Date: 07/04/2005

 11:58:58 PM

Found two green bottles while clearing some of my families land. One had a raised A with a circle around it and later, we noted that there is a faint etching in the glass with the brand of Circle A Root Beer. On the bottom of the bottle is shown, Birmingham, Alabama 1935. The second bottle has no markings but is the same green tint. Any idea if these have a value to collectors?

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From: Bill & Lau

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey bottle...

Date: 07/04/2005

 7:05:23 PM

Hi! I purchased a whiskey bottle today ane I am trying to find out any information on it. It is a "blended Scotch Whiskey, 86 proof, 4/5 Quart Distilled and Blended in Scotland imported and bottled by Glen Spey Ltd. Clermont, Ky. Offices: Edinburgh, Scotland" It has on the bottom of the inside, a glass enclosure, looks like an overturned drinking glass, with a little kilted Scotsman, about 1.5" tall. The figure spins and "dances" when the bottle is wound up from the bottom. It plays "Auld Land Sine" It has an on/off switch that enables you to stop it at any time. I've never seen anything like this!! Very weird, but cute, in an odd way!! Thanks for your help!! Laura

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From: Sonia Watson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Cc: Sonia Watson Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2005

 12:24 AM

Subject: Old Coca Cola Bottles Could you please tell me the value of these old coca cola bottles? One is a commemorative bottle that reads bottled under authority of the coca cola co. Atlanta, Ga.in a elongated diamond shape, with a signature of Asa J.Candler Ph. On the back of the bottle it reads 1902-75 years of bottled refreshment-1977--75th Anniversary, The Savannah Coca cola Bottling Company. This is a 10 fl. oz. bottle. One of the other bottles is a brown Coca Cola bottle with the following on the bottom. 74 6 copyright (c)in circle, 4 1578-0 Not to be refilled. This is also a 10 fl. oz. bottle. The last bottle is a Christmas 1998 Coca Cola Classic 8 fl. oz. bottle. I am emailing you a picture of the three bottles. Thank you for your help. 

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From: pat

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 07/04/2005

 4:43:03 PM

please give me any info on this bottle. it is about ten inches tall thanks, bill Attachment N1: DSCF0001.jpg Attachment N2: DSCF0002.jpg Attachment N3: DSCF0003.jpg Attachment N4: DSCF0004.jpg Attachment N5: DSCF0005.jpg Attachment N6: DSCF0006.jpg

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From: Shine130

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1885 Old Heavn Hill Whiskey Bottle

Date: 07/04/2005

 10:47:50 AM

Hi, In or about 1975 I purchased an antique bottle from an old antique dealer. The whiskey was bottled in bond. There is an inscription that says "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Reuse of this bottle" It's hard to make out the gold lettering on the back of the bottle. Do you need further info on this bottle and do you have any info for me on this bottle. Thank you. I think the bottle is over a hundred years old, at least that's what the old man told me. On the bottom of the bottle it reads D 85 and 65 53 under neath that. It used to have glass stopper but I lost that.

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From: THOMAS C

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Green River Whiskey bottle

Date: 07/04/2005

 12:21:04 PM

I have an 8x19" bottle of green river whiskey bottled in Jersey City, NJ with what I believe is a leather label on it bearing Frank J. Chester's signature (the whiskey without regrets). I found another bottle similar on the internet going for $400-600 with the label missing. I was curious as to how old this bottle would be, and what it's worth might be. Any idea? Below is the picture of the bottle I found on the internet. My bottle's label is mostly black with yellow-gold writing. 906. "GREEN RIVER WHISKEY" ADVERTISEMENT BOTTLE, 8" x 19", clear glass press molded bottle with screw cap. Etched on front "The Genuine Label Bears This Signature/ The Whiskey Without Regrets/ Green River/ Blended Whiskey/ Oldetyme Distillers, Inc." Small horseshoes on band around bottom, two large Green River logos on sides of bottle. Missing paper label, else VG+. (EST $400-$600) Attachment N1: a8110.jpg

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From: trish f

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 07/04/2005

 10:14:11 AM

 Digger, I have a ceramic bottle, it is about 8 inches tall, 3 inches wide, cream with a dark tan top. It has Macintyre & Co/Liverpool stamp with a No 2 within the stamp as well. Can you tell me what you think it would appraise about or any info on it? I have no intentions of selling it, I just like a story to go with it. Thanks, Trish

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From: Walter & Annetta

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Milk of Magnesia

Date: 07/04/2005

 9:18:48 AM

I found an old milk of magnesia bottle, beach glass I think, cause it is blue says "GENUINE PHILLIPS" - MADE IN THE USA , on the bottom.. Any idea what it is worth? The lid is on it but it's rusty... thanks, annetta 

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From: mhoff

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Casa Vento Faces of the World Ceramic Decanter Collection

Date: 07/04/2005

 3:18:16 AM

Dear Mr. Odell, I have seen several questions to you about these 'Faces of the World' bottles, but no replies. I have six out of twelve bottles, and even if worth nothing, they have great sentimental value for me. I am curious however, if they are valuable. I have tried many times to locate the remaining bottles in the collection unsuccessfully. The little booklet that is attached to each bottle states (front cover)" Casa Vento, Faces of the World Ceramic Decanter Collection, Product of Italy" (inside front cover)" These prestigious, Italian, ceramic pieces have been created by the artistic hands of a highly acclaimed ceramist family of northern Italy, whose craftmanship dates back many centuries. Vento Wine Import, Inc is honored to have been appointed "Sole U.S.A. Distributor" for these works of art. Since the pieces are of limited production, they will be valued as COLLECTOR ITEMS of the future. We are certain, that, they will become one of your prized possessions. Thank You. (signed Vito Vento), President, VENTO WINE IMPORTS, INC., Cleveland, Ohio 44111, U.S.A. Then it has pictures and article numbers for each decanter as follows: Article No. 7801 Sea Captain (I have) 7802 American Indian Chief (I have) 7803 Scottish Bagpiper 7804 Islander 7805 Chinese Warlord 7806 King Tut (I have) 7807 Leprechan 7808 "Blackbeard" the pirate (I have) 7809 Arabic Sheik 7810 Napoleon (I have) 7811 Russian Cossack 7812 Freedom-Loving Parisian (I have) (Then on the inside back cover it says) "Each decanter contains: CASA VENTO, Vino Santo, White, Italian table Wine (back of cover)Sole USA Agents, Vento Wine Imports, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio Each bottle is sealed with wax on top. I have attached pictures for you to see. I would appreciate any information you could provide. Thanks in advance. Monica Attachment N1: Jul04^04.jpg Attachment N2: Jul04^05.jpg Attachment N3: Jul04^06.jpg Attachment N4: jul04^07.jpg

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From: LauraJune34

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Pre-War Grommes & Ullrich Black Label Kentucky Straight Bourgon Whiskey

Date: 07/03/2005

 5:35:15 PM

Hi Digger, I read the questions on your web site and saw that someone else wrote to you in regards to Subject above. I too have a Pre-War Distilled in 1942 Grommes & Ullrich Black Label Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. There was no answer to that inquiry so thought that I would write to you and see what if anything this rare whiskey might be worth and where I might put it up for sale. The bottle is full and unopened. At the bottom of the label it says that Bottled Exclusively for Grommes & Ullrich. Inc, Chicago, Ill., from their selected Kentucky reserved stocks. Any information you can give me would be much appreciated. Sincerely David Lawlor

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From: Dee P

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glass bottle

Date: 07/03/2005

 9:22:20 PM

Digger: I recently found a bottle that I'm dying to know the origins of. It is black glass with white paint that depicts a Roman Soldier (possibly even Caesar) sitting on a bench, spear in his right hand, helmet on the floor at his left side. As far as I can feel down into the bottle, it is smooth. The bottle is about a foot tall, and looks like it MAY have had a cork in the top. The top is flared outward. (If I can get a good picture, I will attach it to this message.) The bottom of the bottle is stamped: Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-Use of This Bottle. Also stamped on the bottom of the bottle is: D-334 119 58 14 THe bottle is in perfect condition. I'd like to know where it came from, and when, as well as whether or not it is worth anything, although I don't plan on getting rid of it. It's absolutely a beautiful bottle!! Thanks for your help! Dee Prater   

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From: Heather B

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: soda bottle

Date: 07/03/2005

 5:03:17 PM

Dear Digger: I have an old soda bottle like Ernie's. Mine is different in that the following words appear on mine: TO HER MA JEST (On one line) ISLINGTON (on another line) LONDON (on the next line) WEBB's (on another line) and DOUBLE SODA (on the next line) and OTHER WATERS (on the last line). It was found in St. Thomas. Could you tell me when this bottle was made and what is it's worth if any? Thanks! Heather --- Heather Bingaman ---

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From: ThomasTwoBears

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ROSE DISTILLER ATLANTA

Date: 07/03/2005

 9:34:18 AM

Attached are three photos of a half Gal. jug I have. Can you tell me something about it? It has "ROSE DISTILLER ATLANTA", across it in cobalt blue! THANKS; TOMMY FOWLER A

 

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From: Edward G

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: rc bottle

Date: 07/03/2005

 10:58:49 AM

i found this bottle while i was going to flea markets and it is in very good condition no chips or crackes and still has the cola in it. it has the rc cap on it and is the bicentennial bottle 1776-1976. on the front it has the following George Rogers Clark memorial pn the site of fort Sackville, then on the back it has George rogers clark national historical park Vincennes Indiana . it also gives some other information about the history. any information would be helpful. thank you christy goins

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From: Diane A

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Chianti bottle

Date: 07/03/2005

 10:46:16 AM

 I bought a big green glass (see-through) bottle in the shape of an elephant with trunk standing straight up in the air. Was a Chianti bottle from Vento Wine Imports..Cleveland Ohio. Is it worth anything? DIANE

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From: ElGuayas75

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 07/03/2005

 1:41:52 AM

Hello, how are you doing. I was digging a hole in my yard (Maywood, Ca.) I was digging a hole to plant a lemon tree. When I was digging I came across some empty bourbon whiskey bottles. About 15 of them holbrook bourbon whiskey, I just wanted to know if you knew anything about these bottles. They are not twist bottles they are cork bottles. Please get back to me if you can.

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From: Bobcat54301

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle possibly whiskey?

Date: 07/02/2005

 9:00:17 PM

Hi Digger, I have a bottle I found but am not sure if it is a whiskey or something other. It is about 8 1/2" tall , 3" wide and 1 3/4" deep. From the very top down to the bottom of the neck is 1 3/4" and looks to have been stoppered with a cork. Rectangular in shape with rounded edges. Embossed across the top of the bottle front is BUFFALO SPRINGS the likeness of a buffalo embossed below that and under the buffalo , STAMPING GROUND, KY. Could you shed a little light on what type of bottle this is and what period it is from? Thanks for any light you can throw on this for me. Bob Schneider

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From: TDiMassimo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 07/02/2005

 7:17:41 PM

My Mom asked me to research this jug from my Grandmother's house who passed away in 2004 at the age of 93. I did research and found that M.H. Haussling is listed in New Jersey's 1891 directory as a liquor dealer on N.J.R.R. (New Jersey Rail Road) Ave, in Newark, NJ. exactly like the bottle's script reads. I also found him on the census as a liquor dealer born in 1858 in Germany. I also saw where New Jersey had a law where dealers and/or bottlers jugs and bottles had to be marked and filed with the Court Clerk. I'm assuming that my grandparents or great grandparents purchased some liquor/wine and it came in this bottle. My family emigrated first to lower Manhattan as early as 1888 up to 1908. Here is a picture of the bottle. Is there anymore you can tell me about it? Thanks. T. DiMassimo A

 

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From: Cecile E

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 07/02/2005

 8:24:26 PM

we have a decanter, tray, and 6 glasses in wood. the decanter is about 15 inches high and the tray is about 12inches round and the goblets are about 4 inches high. We are curious if this good have a value as an antique. we do not have a picture now but could send one. this was purchases at a garage sale. The lady said it was some of her grandmother stuff.

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From: Sharvey6

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Case Gin Bottle

Date: 07/02/2005

 4:04:39 PM

I have been able to determine the bottle I have is a case gin bottle, olive green, 4 sides, tapers down. The seal on the bottom is one I cannot locate. It has a circle in the middle 9(3/8) surrounded by 4 teardrops. (shape) Can you determine who and when this bottle was manufactured? It was found off the coast of Bermuda approximately 35 years ago. Thanks for your help. Sandy

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From: charles sc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 07/02/2005

 2:32:37 PM

Hi! I have a question about a bottle that I found as a child. It is a dark green bottle with the bottom part shaped like a drum from the civil war era and a stack of cannon balls on top. The mouth looks like it would be sealed with a cork. I have the bottle in storage at my family's home, so I don't have the lettering or other info that is on the bottle. Any info about this bottle would be very helpful and appreciated. Thanks! Doug

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From: nancy n

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Aunt Ida

Date: 07/02/2005

 2:57:50 PM

I have two questions. How old is a green "Aunt Ida's" bottle - it is green and stamped "worlds greatest mixer" and Shreveport La on the bottom and is it worth anything. Thanks!

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From: dainaa

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles from the carribean

Date: 07/02/2005

 12:05:07 PM

I have a collection of old bottles I found diving in the Virgin Islands. They are probably from the 15th, 16th, 17th century. What site could I find REAL information on their worth? I have a P. Haering glass bottle with the name in the glass (just below the neck), any idea of the price? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you! Daina

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From: LKHENSLEE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Mr. Boston Rocking Chair Whiskey Bottle

Date: 07/01/2005

 9:43:42 PM

 

Hello Digger, I have an Old Mr. Boston Rocking Chair Blended Whiskey Rocking Bottle. It is clear and embossed on the back "Old Mr. Boston 45 Quart Rocking Chair" in the middle and near the bottom "Rocking Bottle". The neck label reads "Touch Me! I'll Rock" and the front label is colored, gold trim with a cameo picture at top of a man with a gold top hat, bow tie, and red jacket with a black collar/lapel, the center of the label under the words "Rocking Chair" and between the words "Blended Whiskey", is a colored print of a white bearded sea captain kneeling down to store a drum keg of whiskey under an old brown rocking chair. The captain has a pipe in the corner of his mouth, a blue captain's hat and jacket, white slacks and black shoes on. The label is really vintage looking. There is another label affixed to the back of the bottle that is gold and states "Old sailing captains, retired from the sea, often lashed a keg of whiskey under their rocking chairs. In this way they ingeniously duplicated the rolling motion of wind-bitten clipper ships which gave their whiskey a richer, finer flavor." I have attached 3 photos and I hope they might help you to see what I have described above. Could you please tell me what this bottle might be worth? Thanks in advance for your help.

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From: karen re

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 07/01/2005

 9:17:10 PM

 karen reiners jlrein8 Why Wait? Move to EarthLink. I have a MR.TILFORD of park &Tilford my dad gave me. It is singed John Tilford and sets in a silver case (alum) I think. you wind it up and it plays Happy Birthday, some raises letters that say Federal law forbids sale or re-sale of this bottle. any information you can give me would be very helpful. It stands 11" tall and over 3" wide. thank you Karen

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From: Susanne Vet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2005

 2:40 PM

Subject: Fahrney Dear Sir, I am a co-owner with my cousins of a farm called Fahrnwald in Oshkosh, WI. It was built in the early 1900's by E.C. Fahrney. He and his brother Homer summered here and were part of Dr. Peter Fahrney's Business. I am interested in unearthing all possible information about the Chicago Fahrney's and their profits from Alpenkrauter before, during and after prohibition. Any ideas? Thanks

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From: Bob B

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Round Bottom Bottle - with Cork Stopper

Date: 07/01/2005

 3:13:53 PM

I have a green bottle that has in raised letters on the side: HF VCP PIEGARO It has a round bottom and will not stand on it's own - must of had a base of some sort. I have attached pictures. Could you please tell me what it is, is it old, what's it worth! Thanks, Bob Blair

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From: "Charles M

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005

 6:00 PM

Subject: Question I was recently given a pint bottle labeled Mellwood Whiskey. The bonding stamp, which remains intact has two dates...one says "spring 1928" and the other says "Spring 1915." Although the seal appears intact, the bottle is only about 2/3 full. Does this item have any value for collectors?

Subject: Re: Question Yes, $30-60

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From: Darrell Cora

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Interesting Bottle I acquired

Date: 07/01/2005

 9:33:34 AM

Thanks for the information. The bottle itself does not have a label at all. It is a greenish glass and all the words I listed below are actually on the glass, part of the glass. The bottle is in great shape but it has some wear on it middle section around the rope design that circles the bottle. It appears that this wear is the result of the glass bottle being vended from one of those old soda machines where you had to open the door and pull the bottle out. I will take a picture of it and send it to you. Thanks for the information.

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From: Darrell Cora

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005

 3:20 PM

 

Subject: Interesting Bottle I acquired recently was given a bottle, the description is below: Sky Pilot Cola with a boy's head with goggles at the top with ribbing and rope adornment in glass on the bottom 2/3. On the bottom- Detroit Mich Duraglas 9 45. Antiques Roadshow was recently in Tampa and I took the bottle to have it appraised, but they had no idea about it or where it came from. I found your web-site via Google and I was scanning the pages and see that someone else also has on. Do you know anything about this bottle and brand of cola? Thanks

From: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2005

 9:22 PM

To: Darrell Coram

Subject: Re: Interesting Bottle I acquired Your 1945 bottle might be a good one. here is how to tell How many colors is the applied label? one two three the more the better what's the condition- dug, faded, pristine such aeronautical items have appeal across numerous categories of collectors Minimum in good shape $40 But it could be $150-200...I can't be sure without seeing it and more research...sorry Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: JoJoClefRose

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Info on found bottle

Date: 07/01/2005

 4:48:30 AM

Thanks for reply Bottle dug up in Plymouth, Mass About 4-5" tall Lavender color Embossed on flat front - Dr. Whites Specialty for Diptheria Seams down each side Bubbles in glass Rectangular Any info re: age, background & price helpful. Thanks again

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From: bek

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 07/01/2005

 5:37:35 AM

Hi, I am trying to get info on a Lammerlaw whisky bottle that has a number on the label. Is this in your book, or can you steer me towards information, please? Thanks. R. Everdon

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From: Kevin C

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Scarless Remedy - Winterset IA Bottle/Clear/7

Date: 07/01/2005

 2:33:44 AM

Hi, I have researched this bottle for the last few months and I have yet to find any information. I've searched the internet, read few books, researched at the library. If you can be of any help I would appreciate it so much. If nothing else maybe you could refer me to a book or person who could assist me. The bottle is 7" tall, 1 3/4" thick with round sides, clear in color with lots of tiny bubbles. It is embossed on one side with approx. 1/2" CAPITAL Letters: "SCARLESS REMEDY CO." (1st Line) "WINTERSET, IA." (2nd Line) with an outline around words 5" tall by 2" across. Seems to be like a stamp but the letters are slightly raised and very detailed. I did read that these remedy bottles were embossed so that in the mid to end 1800's there was no electricity so you would feel the words in the middle of the night to ensure you didn't take or give the wrong medication???? It also has a seam that only runs down the sides, the seams appear to disappear approx. 1/2" prior to lip at the top and it appears to be seamed around the bottom edge in one complete band. Please take a look at the pictures. Thank you so much for helping. I would be very grateful for any response. Respectfully, Kim Cox Attachment N1: iowa1.jpg Attachment N2: iowa.jpg

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