June 2005 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2006

 

From: Cuddadogg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 06/30/2005 6:08:46 PM I have a full bottle of scotch that was in the attic of an old house I bought several years ago. I never open the bottle, i'm not a scotch drinker. but i've always wondered about the year it was possibly brewed. the bottle is clear, about 8 inches in height, up to the shoulder, 4" in width. the cap appears to be medal, with foil running over it, then thereís a 1/2" paper seal running over the cap, down the neck, and over the shoulder. the seal has like a serial number on it. I can;t make out all the numbers on the seal. it looks like, 3 629789 on the foil that runs over the cap is some writing as well. it looks like, old rarity. the bottle loohs like it was made in a mold with some writing on it, on the top it says, federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle, on the bottom it says, Bulloch lade & co ltd, then under that it says, Glasgow Scotland. thatís it, I hope you can help. unfortunately mp dig. camera is broke. thanks for your help,   tim

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From: NotAPepper

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Collector Pepsi Bottle

Date: 06/30/2005 4:51:52 PM To Whom It May Concern, I have an original 12 oz. longneck Pepsi bottle never opened. When I purchased it in Washington State in the late 80's I was told that Pepsi Co. only made so many of them and would not be making them again. On the lower part of the bottle embossed on the glass are the numbers 9 and then 24 with some type of symbol in a circle between them. Around the cap of course is the place of bottling Fresno, Ca. Then in very small letters it says Kerr with the number 28 underneath it. Basically I am trying to find out if this bottle might be worth something by now as a collector and what other places I can find information from. I would appreciate all that you can help me with on this matter. Sincerely, Jovita at _NotAPepper_

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From: Michele

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Value

Date: 06/30/2005 8:24:12 PM Can you tell me what the value of this bottle might be worth   . . I described what it kind of looks like on the attached file   . . Thank you, Michele  Can you tell me what the value of this bottle might be worth   . . I described what it kind of looks like on the attached file   . . Thank you, Michele -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: LARRY

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. Thacher's bottle

Date: 06/30/2005 6:47:01 PM I'm looking for an aqua color bottle of Dr. Thacher's liver & Bood Syrup. I see you have brown color ones. Can you tell me how much they cost. I was looking for the packaged Dr. Thacher's or Dr. Simmons Liver & Blood regulator, made in Chatt. Tenn, too. My Grandmother and her sister helped packaged this med. Anna 

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From: Frank and Kathy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whittemore Bottle Identification

Date: 06/30/2005 3:55:48 PM Hello Digger. I found this bottle in an old trash heap in Central Texas. I'm not a bottle collector but I would like to know about the bottle's age, it's usage, worth, and and any other historical info. It has written on one side: WHITTEMORE   BOSTON   . A. S. U It also has the number 5 written on the bottom. I believe the condition is pretty good. It was filled with dirt and when light shines through it light like the rainbow is apparent. Thanks for the help. Frank Attachment N1: MVC-003S. JPG Attachment N2: MVC-001S. JPG Attachment N3: MVC-002S. JPG

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From: colewis

To: 'Digger' jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Medicine bottles

Date: 06/30/2005 3:07:42 PM Labeled with original medicine and corks. I'll check your website. Thanks.

From: Digger [mail

To:jaok20@bottlebook] Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2005 9:20 AM

To: colewis

Subject: Re: Medicine bottles They all sound like bottles from 1900- you do not say if they are embossed or label only Lots of people collect medicine bottles. Check my site for more information. Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebook Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: colewis mail

To:colewis@ii

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 2:10 AM

Subject: Medicine bottles I have several old medicine bottles with original contents. Included are: 1.       TRAXO - A stomach tonic - Pinus Medicine Company 2.     Nelaton's Prescriptions for MUSCULAR ACHES AND PAINS - J. W (John Wilkins, MD) 3. Dr. Hobson's Dyspepsia Mixture Pfeiffer Chemical Company Does anyone trade these? Are they worth anything? Thank you.

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From: PLWALT22

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Croak bottle

Date: 06/30/2005 10:39:54 AM I was wondering if you know anything about this bottle. And if it has any value? Thanks, Patricia Attachment N1: oldcroak. jpg

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From: Tara

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: milk bottles

Date: 06/30/2005 12:29:32 PM Hi Digger. I came across your website after doing a search for milk bottles. I am wondering if you ever come across any Turtle Spring Dairy (PA) bottles? It was my family's farm and I am trying to locate some more bottles. We all have a few of them, but for posterity I'd like to locate some more. Any reply would be greatly appreciated! Thank You, Tara (Thompson) Holden

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From: Autumngranne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Jar

Date: 06/30/2005 8:17:37 AM I got 11 old regular mouth and 1 wide mouth Ball Ideal canning jar they are white the info on them are pat D. July 14, 1908. They have wire to hold on the tops are glass What are the value of these they are in excellent shape. Thank you Abbie Birch Somerset KY

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From: Shelby

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles   what else?

Date: 06/30/2005 9:04:41 AM hello digger, I have been reading your answers to questions online and thought maybe you can help me. I have acquired a set of bottles, they are in a leather travel bag   . inside the bag are 2 bottles. one with the words BOURBON and the other says VODKA. they have gold writing and gold plastic caps. also inside the set are 2 shot glasses. im sure I have not struck it rich on this, but I thought "WOW these are really cool". so my question is how old. (not to old im sure cause of the plastic caps) where did they come from. you know just some history. I have looked at luggage dealers and online but can find no help. but thank you for being there. I hope you can help me. adrian

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From: Mark S

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: antique bottle

Date: 06/30/2005 8:40:03 AM   I have a bottle that I need help with: IT is about 12-15 inches tall. It is separated into 4 chambers. All four have their own hole on the top of the bottle. It has on the bottom "Bottle made in France" There is a small piece of the label on it that is silver in color and has the letter "M" on it. Other than what I have told you there is not much more to say. It is a cool bottle and would appreciate any help that you can offer Attached are three pictures of it. Thanks again Mark

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From: Barbara

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: value of an old quacker bottle

Date: 06/30/2005 1:39:48 AM Hell'o Digger, My brother gave me a bottle. It is a pint size bottle, with rounded edges, it has a mans face on front and he is wearing a hat ( The man is impressed in bottle not a sticker or label). Under neath him looks like a strand of oaks. The bottle has D-230 on bottom also 68 with a F in an octagon and a 6 beside it. Also on bottom of bottom is M-87-G. On front of bottom on bottom is a 7. The cap is a screw top and it's rusty. The bottle is clean on out side with a white film inside it. On the very top it reads, The Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re Use of this bottle. Thank you for your time. Barbara Dominguez

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From: DaleM

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Perfume Bottle

Date: 06/29/2005 8:37:02 PM I was wondering if you could help me date a perfume bottle I found in an antique shop   sorry I don't have a picture. It is peach glass, about 2 inches high. "Made in Japan" is etched on the bottom. The top is etched with a flower, maybe a tulip. On the sides are three unusual designs   one looks like a squarish 2 with a tail, one looks like triangle, the other is like an ornate 3 with a tail. These etchings are carved fairly deep. Also unusual is that the inside is unevenly rounded; the outside is more squared and flat. Appreciate any help! Thanks.

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From: robertkey

To: digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 2 bottles

Date: 06/30/2005 12:05:23 AM Digger, finally got the emails and pictures to go through on Sunday, had forgotten to put the 20 in your address. Know you are busy, please let me know that you got them, and were there enough pictures to work with. Thank You, Rob Kelley

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From: Pearl C

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Question on Old Cola Bottles

Date: 06/29/2005 11:24:19 PM Dear Jaok, I have found some Old Tea-Co Cola Bottles that Was made from tea-Co Bottling Company In Lebion, Tennessee about 40 years ago; Around 1965; can you give me some Information on these bottles and the Company; and what these bottles might be worth today? Thank you; Mrs pearlie Cummings Mumzie86

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From: carol

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: imported lancers vin rose

Date: 06/29/2005 9:00:41 PM Hi, I have a bottle of imported Lancers Vin Rose vintage 1972, has never been opened. It was produced and bottle by J. M. Da Fonseca, inter. Contents 4/5 pint. alcohol 12% by vol. imported by Heublein, inc. Hatford. conn. Do you have any Idea what it is worth and who might be interested. Thanks a lot Carol Messick

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From: LindaR959

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I. W. Harper Bottle

Date: 06/29/2005 3:22:17 PM I have an I. W. Harper bottle   looks like it had wiskey in it   . on the bottom it says "D-859" and "67 40" with an H and anchor symbol bweteen the 67 and the 40   also says M-32859A. Can you enlighten me as to age and what was in it??? My email is Oxylinda TNX

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From: John & Amy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: metal flasks?

Date: 06/29/2005 4:30:54 PM I was just wondering if you know anything about metal flasks? I just want to know the value. I seen it and just had to get it. on the brass plate it says- powder flask   Morocco   1966 from   Daniel DeMaio it looks really old. I have tried to research the name and nothing came up on google. if you can or cant help I still want to thank you for your time. Amy Attachment N1: flask. jpg

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From: angela_

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: James Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 80 Proof Bottle

Date: 06/29/2005 4:14:54 PM Hello, I have a few questions hoping you can help me out or lead me in the right direction. When I was born, September 8, 1980, my uncle gave me a bottle of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The seal is not broken and it said bottled 120 months, so this bottle is at least 35 years old. It does not have an actual bottled date. It's a beautiful bottle. It's aqua, teal and has tan. It has a medium mouth and is oval in the middle. It has a picture of the continents with a big 'S' on top and on the back it has different Sheraton Hotels on it. It also has on it "Sheraton Hotels and Motor Inns" "Genuine Regal China" It's 1qt Beams 80 proof. The seal number is 630105454 if that helps. If you could please help me on this or send me in the right direction of how I can find more information on it or how much it costs, I would really appreciate it. Thank you so very much for your time, Angela Owens Yuba City, CA

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From: Leslie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: B&B

Date: 06/29/2005 10:35:06 AM Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 10:08 AM

Subject: B&B Digger: I have a bottle of B&B which may be over 30 yrs. old. Is it any good? Is it worth much? Julius Wile Sons importers (#216350975). Unopened. Seal still on. Hoping to hear from you. Thanks. Leslie Granville Date: 6/24/2005

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From: Jeremy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Liquor Bottle?

Date: 06/29/2005 1:27:41 AM Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="0-1403570444-1120022861=:29559" --0-1403570444-1120022861=:29559 I believe that this is a cut glass liquor bottle. It is 8 3/4" high and it has a lip that is flat on the top and the side seams stop at the top of the lip. It is cut glass on the top of the bottle and in the middle is sunken indentations and then more cut glass on the bottom. It has federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle printed around the top and under the neck. On the bottom of the bottle is numbers 0-8 then on the next line is numbers66-48 and on the next line is two little indention dots. It is in very fine condition. What is this and how old is it and what is it worth?

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From: andrewdaom

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 06/29/2005 1:13:16 AM Hi I have come across this bottle old gold fields black any clues thought it might be an early dipple haig whisky. it has nothing on the base. Thanks Andrew andrewdre.com    OLE_Obj   

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From: Christopher

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 06/28/2005 8:24:41 PM Hi digger, I found a bottle in a recent comb of a nearby river, and I was wondering what you could tell me about it. It is blue/aqua, has a few bubbles and has heavy ripples. It is 8 sided, and on the 4 main sides it says "S. O. Richardson's" "Bitters" "South Reading" "Mass". It appears to be made with a post bottom mold, but I'm no expert so I'm not sure. I looked it up online, and I found a site that valued it at $95. This sounded a bit fishy to me, can you help? Thanks

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From: MySnsTaken24

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have a question about the price of a bottle

Date: 06/28/2005 3:50:32 PM My Name is Hailey, I have a Undertakes' Chicago Embalming Fluid Bottle from the Supply Co. , Illinios. There is about 1 1/2 in. of fluid in the 8 in. bottle. The words on the bottle are embossed & there is no label. The cap is pretty rusty. Do you think you could give me a price on the bottle? If you need any more information on the bottle please write me back. Thanks!

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From: Cat

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: UK bottles

Date: 06/28/2005 6:05:31 PM hi, I know you have thousands of questions to answer and I really did try to find the answers by looking through old Q & A's but it appeared overwhelming. I recently won (ebay auction) a lot of five small emerald green poison bottles shipped from Glasgow. They are 6-sided, all less than 3" and have ribbing on 3 sides and smooth on the other 3 sides. The seller indicated they were "circa 1885. " But I got them today and I notice that the seams go all the way to the tip of the lips, indicating they were ABM, plus the bases are embossed with numbers such as 2dr, or 1 over 2, and some extremely tiny symbol I can't make out, sort of like two C's connected back to back and sideways. There is a ring on the bases but I am not sure if you can call it an "Owen's" ring. I guess what I am asking is, are bottles from the UK dated under different "rules" than USA bottles? No matter what is on the base, does the presence of a seamed lip mean they cannot possibly be from the 1800s? I saw on your site something about early ABM bottles made during the late 1800s so maybe the ebay seller was correct? Thank you so much. Cat Campbell

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From: Bill & Patty

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Help

Date: 06/28/2005 5:32:37 PM I just found this C. Kern Brewing Co. Port Huron, Michigan beer bottle in a lake. It has the word ďRegisteredĒ on the bottom of the bottle in raised letters. Can you help me date it by the attached pictures. Thank you, Bill Reid Attachment N1: DSCN2438. JPG Attachment N2: DSCN2437. JPG

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From: LADYDE7936

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Green Round Bottom Bottle

Date: 06/28/2005 12:16:33 PM Hi Digger, I have an old green round bottom bottle that looks to be hand blown. There are some small air bubbles in the glass. It is 9" long and has a circumference of 12". Can you tell me a bit about this bottle and approximate value? Thanks, De De DuFrene _ Attachment N1: IM000848. JPG Attachment N2: IM000849. JPG Attachment N3: IM000850. JPG

Here's the Story: Round Bottom sodas

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From: Allenvipers4

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Information on these two bottles   

Date: 06/28/2005 8:16:22 AM The first one has no markings, i've learnt from experience that the age of this is some where from the 1800's where exactly i'm unsure and this is why i'm seeking your help. . The color is a bluish green, it is frosted, it is 21/4"tall and not quite 3/4"all the way around on all sides for thickness. . It has no visible seam, which is what makes me believe it's from the 1800's The second bottle is clear glass no labels as you can see it is8"tall about 1 1/2"thick and 31/4"from left to right. . It has a swing away top which is leading me to believe that it is pre 1950   On the bottom it is inscribed "Italy" and there's these numbers 0. 25L0260r v M Jf . 4 The back of this bottle is kind of concaved as in it swerves ever so slightly in an ark, so to speak   It has no visible seam and it has a bobble mouth. On the front at the bottom, there are lines which are hard to describe, they go from the left side front from the bottom upward to a height of 21/4"and decrease slowly again to form an arched effect in the centre they measure 1" and increase in size toward the right hand side of the bottle   Any and all information you can offer on these two will be greatly appreciated   Sincerely   . Attachment N1: ring%20pictures%20041. jpg Attachment N2: ring%20pictures%20046. jpg

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From: elaine1959

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey bottle

Date: 06/28/2005 11:36:44 AM My cousin called me to see if I could find about an Old whiskey he has. It is emerald green, with an old man embossed on the front holding what looks to appear with big walking stick. The back of the bottles says "Federal Law Forbids etc" but there was no anything embossing just the picture of the old man. He did say there were numbers on the bottom of the bottle but that was about it. I could not find it in any of the bottle books. Would you be able to tell me more about it? Thanks.

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From: RgTurn8

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: air force

Date: 06/27/2005 5:54:01 PM I used to have a friend named Robert dell. We were stationed in Minot N. Dokota together just curious you same fellah. We called him Digger also.   sincerely   Roger Turner

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From: Windi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 06/27/2005 7:11:29 PM Good Afternoon. Could you please help me date and appraise this bottle? It is app 10 1/2" tall and clear. On the bottom is say " Walkers Kilmarnock Whisky 2464". I've attached 2 pictures to help. Thanks. Windi Good Afternoon. ; Could you please help me date and appraise this bottle? ; It is app 10 1/2" tall and clear. ; On the bottom is say " Walkers Kilmarnock Whisky 2464". ; I've attached 2 pictures to help. ; Thanks.

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From:, Charles

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question

Date: 06/27/2005 6:00:50 PM I was recently given a pint bottle labelled 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? Charles

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From: hossy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fw: 1/3 Qt. Milk Bottle?

Date: 06/27/2005 3:38:52 PM DIGGER, Hello and thanks for taking the time to look at my inquiry! This is an old milk bottle that has been in a box in a closet for many years. It reads: Registered Sealed 8 8 4 8 and "Third quart" on the outside at the bottom. The bottom itself has the Duraglas mark? and says Duraglas in script. There are also two other numbers that appear to be 8 or 9? And 48?. It measures 6 Ĺ inches tall by about 2 Ĺ inches at the base. Which makes it about 1 inch taller than the standard half pint milk bottles that were in the closet too. I have never seen a 1/3 quart milk bottle and was wondering if it could be rare. This bottle is very heavy, clear glass with no chips, crack and with the exception of some slight scuffing on one side, very little if no usage ware. I would very much appreciate any information you can offer on it. I have included 3 pictures for your viewing. (Sorry for jpeg quality but this bottle was hard to capture). JED Attachment N1: MILK BOTTLE. JPG Attachment N2: THIRD QUART. JPG Attachment N3: markings. JPG

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From: Darrell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Interesting Bottle I acquired

Date: 06/27/2005 3:20:26 PM I 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

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From: Shauna Oda s-

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: E. P. Shaw Ginger Bottle

Date: 06/27/2005 1:37:57 PM I wanted to know how old and how much this E. P. Shaw Co. Ld. ginger beer bottle is worth? The bottle neck and spout is glazed brown and the rest of the bottle is a ceramic color. The words E. P. Shaw Co. Ld. is printed diagonally upward on one line and then Wakefield. on the line below. On the back, there is a Bourne 2 Denby stamp. Could you help me out with this piece? I have no clue about it, it was just given to me by my inlaws. Thanks, Shauna I wanted to know how old and how much this E. P. Shaw Co. Ld. ginger beer bottle is worth? ; The bottle neck and spout is glazed brown and the rest of the bottle is ;a ceramic color. ; The words E. P. Shaw Co. Ld. is printed diagonally upward on one line and then Wakefield. on the line below. ; On the back, there is a Bourne 2 Denby stamp. ; Could you help me out with this piece? ; I have no clue about it, it was just given to me by my inlaws. Thanks, Shauna

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From: Mary pars

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: St. Drakes Plantation Bitters Bottle (Four Label Panels)

Date: 06/27/2005 11:13:33 AM Hi! I purchased a Plantation Bitters bottle about 40 year ago. I have displayed it all these years and am now ready to downsize my stuff. While searching the web to find a price for it, I noticed that in Kovel's site they had a four label panel St. Drake's bottle listed. I checked my bottle and it has four label panels. My question is "Is this a rare bottle and what is its current value? Thank you very much, Mary Attachment N1: bittersbottle. jpg Attachment N2: bitterslabel2. jpg

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From: Mary palrs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: St. Drake's Plantation Bitters Bottle

Date: 06/27/2005 11:06:44 AM Hi! I purchased a Plantation Bitters bottle about 40 year ago. I have displayed it all these years and am now ready to downsize my stuff. While searching the web to find a price for it, I noticed that in Kovel's site they had a four label panel St. Drake's bottle listed. I checked my bottle and it has four label panels. My question is "Is this a rare bottle and what is its current value? Thank you very much, Mary

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From: Karen Kay

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Charles & Diana Decanters

Date: 06/27/2005 10:52:23 AM Hi was wondering if you woud have any idea how much my Charles & Diana Decanters would be, they are my parents, they have two of them, no whisky I them and are not boxed. would they be worth any thing? I would appreciate your help. Karen http://www. barrelsandbottles. co. uk/acatalog/bells_decanters_41_to_50. html See if you go onto this website and you will see a banner saying Bells Decanters and there is a picture of charles and diana, its the same as those. I dont no if that will be much help. Many Thanks

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From: Ryan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Military Special

Date: 06/27/2005 10:19:16 AM Hi, I found a bottle of "Military Special" whiskey. It is unopened and looks in good condition. The bottle is clear with white paint embossing the front and a plastic white cap. I have no idea the age or value in this item. Any help would be appreciated. Attachment N1: winmail. dat

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From: colewis 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Medicine bottles

Date: 06/27/2005 2:10:14 AM I have several old medicine bottles with original contents. Included are: 1.           TRAXO - A stomach tonic - Pinus Medicine Company 2.             Nelaton's Prescriptions for MUSCULAR ACHES AND PAINS - J. W (John Wilkins, MD) 3.      Dr. Hobson's Dyspepsia Mixture Pfeiffer Chemical Company Does anyone trade these? Are they worth anything? Thank you.

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From: raydickson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.comjaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle

Date: 06/26/2005 10:28:34 PM I have several bottles that was dug up from under a old building that was said built in 1849. Many have no marks. one look like the one from. Your December_2000_question. Light Tan Bottle Except it has a loop(ring) at the top for carrying. There is a small anchor toward the top with the words around the anchor in about a 2" that says: APOLLINAHIS BRUNNEN M W O The N in the first word may be a different letter Under the anchor is G ORGKREUZBERG A HR WEILER RHEINREUSSEM Another bottle that may have been found with these is a Light Blue glass bottle with some air bubble with the work ROSS'S on one side and BELFAST on the other. The ' in the work ROSS'S is a small triangle. Can you give me a rough price?

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From: Chasethemc10

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 06/26/2005 6:07:22 PM dear sir, I have a pepsi-cola bottle that on the bottom has "Pat applied for". on the bottle it had New Bern, NC and says Min cont. 6 fld oz. The bottle is clear, sorta wavy and has lines like it is in 3 sections except the top.  I dont have a digital camera to send a photo but can get one I was just hoping you would know a rough estimate before I got the picture.

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From: M&E

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Crystal Decanter?

Date: 06/26/2005 10:11:54 PM Digger, I have this "Crystal" galss decanter that I have been searching for a maker, for a very long time. I did run across a fellow from Portland Oregon that seemed to know alot about American Glassware and said that he had not ever seen a "Blank" of this sort. I, unfortunatley, assumed when he said "Blank", he was referring to the shape, I don't know. So, ever since then, I have excluded an American maker from my research. I then have been researching from books and internet the the possible origins of this piece, to no avail. I have a pair of these decanters, they stand w/stopper, about 21. 5" tall, w/o stopper. 15. 75" tall. 3" deep, 7" wide. The glass is about . 25" thick. The foot is 4. 5" wide. The glass stopper is an inch thick, 7" tall, 3. 5" wide. They came from an Estate sale that had a Watrford collection. I don't think they are. If you require any more info or, pictures, please let me know. Thanks, M&E Kalman Attachment N1: DSCN4448. JPG Attachment N2: DSCN4449. JPG Attachment N3: DSCN4452. JPG Attachment N4: DSCN4458. JPG Attachment N5: DSCN4461. JPG

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From: BOTTLE DIGGER 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Incredible Color !

Date: 06/26/2005 9:17:02 PM 06-26-05 Dear Digger   I was in Las Vegas earlier this month and took a trip to the "Valley of Fire" near Overton NV. We stopped in Overton for breakfast before going through the national park and I came across this incredible New England Pharmacy Bottle in a store window. I offered the clerk $20 and she was delighted to part with it. It is deep green (I mean DEEP) and stands exactly 5 1/8" high. It is in the most perfect condition of almost any bottle I have ever seen but I cannot seem to identify the company, rarity or value. I am hopeful that you might be able to help with this request. The Embossing on the front in script reads as follows: Lightbody Drug Co. Rochester NH It also says CCC Coughs, Colds, Croup When you turn the bottle over, the base reads (to the best of my ability to decipher) Patd Dec 13 / 87 The bottle is spotless. I did not dare ask where they obtained a New England bottle from in the desert of Nevada as I didn't want them to know how anxious I was to purchase it and bring it back to New England. Anything you might be able to find out would be enormously appreciated. Thank You Dan tailpile I was in Las Vegas earlier this month and took a trip to the "Valley of Fire" near Overton NV. We stopped in Overton for breakfast before going through the national park and I came across this incredible New England Pharmacy Bottle in a store window. I offered the clerk $20 and she was delighted to part with it. It is deep green (I mean DEEP) and stands exactly 5 1/8" high. It is in the most perfect condition of almost any bottle I have ever seen but I cannot seem to identify the company, rarity or ;value. I am hopeful that you might be able to help with this request. The Embossing on the front in script reads as follows: Lightbody Drug Co. Rochester NH It also says CCC Coughs, Colds, Croup When you turn the bottle over, the base reads (to the best of my ability to decipher) Patd Dec 13 / 87 The bottle is spotless. I did not dare ask where they obtained a New England bottle from in the desert of Nevada ;as I didn't want them to know how anxious I was to purchase it and bring it back to New England. Anything you might be able to find out would be enormously appreciated. Thank You Dan A href="mail

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From: vinced

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hi

Date: 06/26/2005 7:04:12 PM Hi Digger I have a collection of Elvis McCormick decanters and would like to know how to go about finding the value of each one. Thanks, Lynnae

Date: 06/24/2005

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From: robertkley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Picture from Microsoft Picture It!

Date: 06/26/2005 6:29:53 PM Digger, I am sending you several pictures, my program will not allow me to send them all at once for some unknown reason. Picture of a clay type bottle and then a small black glass bottle. Please let me know anything you can about them. Have done nothing with the Fort Bragg bottle other than packed it away for safe keeping. Thaere will be about seven seperate pictures. Look forward to hearing from you soon. Rob Kelley To view the picture, double-click the icon. If asked what program to open it with, select your Internet browser. This picture is best for online viewing. If you want to print a higher-quality print, please ask the sender to send pictures that are the actual size (not reduced or enlarged) of the original picture. Attachment N1: black glass bottle june 26 2005 023. jpg

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From: Terry R

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Green Bottle

Date: 06/26/2005 3:31:47 PM Digger! Here comes one more bottle I need help with. Its olive green, 9 uinches tall, 2 and one half inches in dia. on the body, has very pronounced seams that go to the bottom of the lip, has a crown top, has many air bubbles in the glass, has an embossed 7 on the body near the bottom, has embossing on the bottom thatís hard to read it appears to say S & J BURKE with a pine tree in the center with 5 raised dots below tree and below the dots looks like S. J. B. Also on the bottom the glass is much thicker on one side than the other. Found near Salt Lake City at a construction site. Its round and looks like a soda or beer bottle. Thank you so much. Terry Roundy Attachment N1: PICT0027. JPG Attachment N2: PICT0028. JPG Attachment N3: PICT0030. JPG Attachment N4: PICT0032. JPG

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From: EWemadeit

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles

Date: 06/26/2005 11:14:15 AM I found a old bottle don't know if it is worth anything . it is light blue green about 4"high and says HALLS CATARRH CURE on it what is it? barb

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From: MIKE LA

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 06/26/2005 2:45:35 PM Jack Do you know anything about a EJ Booz Bottle 1840 Reproduction Mike Laabs

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From: Susanne 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fahrney

Date: 06/26/2005 2:40:46 PM 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 Susanne VetteMoseley 108 East Wisconsin Rosendale, WI 54974 (920) 292-0658 "Insatiable is not sustainable. Our inherent right to freedom does not include a right to insatiable demand fed by availabel supply " -unknown "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated   I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man. " -Mahatma Gandhi "Of those to whom much is given, much is required" -Jesus (Luke 12:48) "For humans and animals both have the same spirit. "-Ecclesiastes 3:19

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From: jflan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fwd: Mystery Bottle

Date: 06/26/2005 12:49:29 PM Content-Type: Text/Plain; Charset=US-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7Bit Dear Digger, Did you forget me? Please let me know if you have any information about the bottle in the attached memo. Many thanks, Jane Flanagan

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From: Ann and Mike

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle?

Date: 06/26/2005 12:45:38 PM Hi, We were walking in a river in Vermont and found the bottom only of a green bottle with a molded beaver on it. I wondered if you could tell me if the beaver represented a product or the contents of the bottle. Thanks for any help you can give me. Annie Palmer

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From: John Hons

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: PRIVY QUESTION

Date: 06/26/2005 12:14:26 PM Digger, Thanks for getting back to me. I have one more question for you. We have now dug 2 outhouses in the same yard. Both have been wood lined, 4 x 4 x 8, with wood bottoms. We hit ash at about 18 inches in both however we did not find any bottles until about 7 feet down, all of them have been on the bottom. Does this mean that the 2 outhouses were dipped out and then filled in with fill?    John ----- Original Message -----

From: Digger

To: John Hous Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2005 8:03 AM

Subject: Re: PRIVY QUESTION Yes, it is possible. Take your probe and probe right through the floor. this will tell you if the earth beneath has been dug (unless you are in sand). My guess, bottom Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebook Digger ----- Original Message -----

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From: raydikson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.comjaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 06/26/2005 12:10:10 AM I have several bottles that was found under a building that was torn down to build a bank. The orginal building was said to been built 1849 and these came from deep under that footer. Being on the coast we firgure these bottle are alot older. Many of these bottle has no visible marking but the one's of interest is a clay bottle about 14" with a finger ring at the top. A small anchor and around the anchor in about a 2" circle is the following: APOLLINAHIS BRUNNEN M W O The N in the first word could be another letter. Under this is the following: G(?) ORG KREUZBER(?) A HR WEILEIC RHEIN RE USSEM the (?) are hard to figure out. Another bottle is light blue glass with some bubbles in the glass that has the words ROSS'S on one side (the ' is a small triangle) BELFAST on the other This bottle is rounded on the bottom I figure made for a wine rack. This bottle might have been found with the clay bottles but I and not sure. Can you date these bottles and give me a est. worth.

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From: Bobchih2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Perry Davis Pain Killer

Date: 06/25/2005 3:37:51 PM Hello, I came across "Perry Davis Pain Killer" 51% Alcohol, 2 1/2 fluid ounces, clear bottler. Has cork with wire handle, still has some residue in bottle along with the box it was packaged in. Any clues to it's value? It does make an interesting conversation piece. Thank You, Bob Harrison

From: Terry dtroundy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Black Glass Bottle

Date: 06/25/2005 11:21:34 AM Digger! Can you help me with any information on this bottle? IT was found at a construction site near Salt Lake City, Utah. It is dark olive green, 9 and one eighth inches tall, 3 and one eighth inches in dia. at the body, has a blob top with a five eighths inch opening, has seams up the sides that are very hard to see and go up to the neck. The bottom is very rough and cupped with and enbossed "K" in the center. there are some bubbles in the glass but no damage or stains. As the pictures show its round. Thank you . Terry Roundy Attachment N1: PICT0024. jpg Attachment N2: PICT0023. JPG Attachment N3: PICT0021. JPG

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From: Vicki E

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old lionstone bottles

Date: 06/25/2005 1:15:31 PM Digger, I have found some strange liquor bottles, two" lionstone masterpiece STP turbocar no. 40 , Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey 4/5 quart 86 proof bottled in Lawrenceburg, KY, Lionstone Distilleries. " One Lionstone KY Staight Bourbon whiskey, it says on the box "Bobby Unser Olsonite Eagle NO. 6 , The winningest car of the 1972 season world lap record holder 201. 965 M. P. H. " Also , we have two, both in different racecar replicas, "Ezra Brooks real sippin' whiskey, collectors series, 90 proof4/5 quart official Ontario Motor speedway bottle" . Last, but not least, I have a very ornate bottle made of china, white and blue with gold trim, on the front top it says"155 months old, Beam, 4/5 quart, 86 proof", on bottom of bottle it says" KY DPB230. Genuine regal china, 1970, C. Miller, Regal China Corp. , 145, Liquor bottle, off to the right is DHN 1or I ", not sure. All bottles are in original packaging, seals intacted, and full of liquor. Any info would be appreciated, I am also interested in possibly selling these items. Thank you. Vicki Ezzo vezzo

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From: Amelia

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Finding the worth of my bottles

Date: 06/25/2005 8:43:22 AM Do you know where I can find the worth of my bottles. My father, mother and I used to walk for miles digging and looking for bottles. My father passed away about ten years ago, and my mother has just given me his collection. I am trying to clean them with not a whole lot of luck, but that's okay, I like the old rustic look to them. My only fear is that I live in Southern California and the earthquakes here worry me. I want to display them, but think I am going to have to find a pretty knowledgeable carpenter to build me a crush proof, non-moveable contraption to display them in. I appreciate any information you can give me on find the worth of my bottles, not that I want to sell any of them, but I'd still like to know.

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From: Laurie Said

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glass clown medicine bottles

Date: 06/25/2005 2:48:40 AM Hi, I recently found three 4 oz. Brockway glass clown medicine bottles in my garage. They have the number 17 18 on the bottom. What may they be worth? Thank you, L. Saidine   

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From: Pauline

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jim B. Beam fish 1976 decanter

Date: 06/24/2005 9:07:54 PM I was given a decanter with KY-DRB-230 on bottom. Would you know what it's worth?

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From: Therese

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dickel Tennessee First Bottling October 1964

Date: 06/24/2005 8:28:11 PM Hi, I have an empty bottle of Dickel Tennessee Whiskey with a curved neck and 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. Attachment N1: June 24 010. jpg Attachment N2: June 24 011. jpg Attachment N3: June 24 014. jpg

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From: SMOKEY7360

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: would like to what these are worth

Date: 06/24/2005 3:01:16 PM what wouls a whiskey decanter of the head of john wayne be worth does not have a date on it, it says john wayne kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. distilled in kentucky&bottled by mike wayne distilling. cobards town kentucky. alsoi have a whiskey of john wayne it is a square decanter it says john wayne was pleaseed when informed the national cowboy hall of fame had commissioned this renowned artist to do a potrait to hang in their western heritage center. that the artist succeeded is apparent. the image that emerged captured the dukes strenth, dignity, and the fierce independance that made hime the symbol of america, from stage coach to red river_from the alamo to true grit-this is john wayne the world remembers. kentucky straight bourbon whiskey distilled and bottled by the mike wayne distilled products co. bardstown kentucky 23k gold. thank you my name is nanc e-mail is smokey7360

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From: deanna

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 06/24/2005 3:37:07 PM Hi, recently I was given two lovely jade coloured bottles. The first is a sqare bottle with a round neck approx. 11 inches tall and 1 1/2 inches across the bottom. It appears to have no seams and there are no markings on the bottom. It does have a circle on one side where the neck joins the base. The second is round approx 13 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/4 inches in diameter. It to appears to have no seams. On the bottom it is stamped '970MM375' around the outside edge with a horseshoe type emblem in the middle. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanx, D

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From: Rod

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 06/24/2005 1:22:55 PM I few years ago I purchased a full 1 gallon jug of Calvert Extra whiskey. The bartender had no idea of its age. All that I can find on the bottle is the Federal liquor seal stamped with the number 733751167. Is there any way that I could find out the age? Thank you. Rod D. Williston, ND

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From: Josh tempest_flux

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question

Date: 06/24/2005 9:35:09 AM Hi my name is Josh and I have recently come across an unusual bottle which I have been informed it is of some value. I have searched to the best of my ability however I have no results. I wonder if using your expertise you could give me some information on its origin etc. It is a uniformed shape tall and slim, with a deep blue coloured glass. And the words printed on it are 'HUNTSWAN RESTOGRAI'. If you have any possible information regarding the bottle I would appreciate a reply to this e-mail address tempest_flux. However if it is unknown to you thank you for your time. Josh.

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From: Barry

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Info On Bottle

Date: 06/23/2005 8:07:16 PM My name is Barry Scruggins. I live in Louisiana. I have a bottle that I cannot find out any info on. I hope you can help. I will send you a few pictures of the bottle. It has never been opened. It is a medicine bottle. It is 4 Ĺ ď tall and 1 ĺ ď in with. It has a screw on cap. The box is pretty ragged. The bottle has never been opened. The label is in pretty good condition. It was Used for upset stomach & diarrhea. If you canít help maybe you might know someone who can. The name is Brodieís Astringent Cordial. It was prepared solely by I. L. LYONS & COMPANY, Ltd New Orleans, LA EST 1866 I am not really sure of its age. I would surely appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks and Have a great day. Sincerely, Barry J. Scruggins Attachment N1: MVC-018S. JPG Attachment N2: MVC-019S. JPG Attachment N3: MVC-023S. JPG Attachment N4: MVC-024S. JPG

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From: Karen Wall

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: duraglas bottle

Date: 06/23/2005 3:50:09 PM  Dear Digger: My name is Karen and my dog dug up an old brown duraglas bottle. Enclosed is a picture of the bottle and would like to know what it might have been used for and maybe the price of it. It measures 3 1/2" tall with a 1 3/4" width at the widest part. It is a six sided bottle with the front and the back panels measuring 1" the sides are a combination of three panelseach measuring almost 1 3/4". The mouth is 1". It looks like it had a screw on type lid. The mold seem does go straight up and over the lip. There are no markings on the front, back or sides, just a brown glass. The bottom is marked with the OI inside of an elonged diamond with a 4 to the left of the diamond( I blieve this is plant 4-Clarksburg, W VA), it has a 20 to the right (date code?) and a 2 at the bottom of the elonged diamond (mold code?) above the elonged diamond is the number 66. It has script duraglas and the bottom is a checkered type glass. Please I would be extremely interested in any info. Thanks Karen

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From: Bonnie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Help on history of a wine bottle

Date: 06/23/2005 3:09:38 PM My mother (80 years old) has a bottle of wine she received many years ago (never opened). She's like information about it. Several labels - "Italian Wine" "Bottled by Casa Vinicola" Bardi Ubaldo - Cortalldo-Firenze. Imported by Milford CO. , LA - Casa Cameri Novara. The bottle is very odd - looks like a Native American totem pole! Any help would be appreciated - if you can point me to one of your books - I'll buy it for her. Thanks so much. Bonnie

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From: ricoirma

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Stoppers

Date: 06/23/2005 9:44:09 AM I have several whiskey, bourbon, and scotch bottle decanters that the stoppers are bad. The tops have two plastic washers, between the two washer is a cork. How or where can I find replacements? The bottles are is good condition, but the stoppers are bad and do not sit or seal firmly. Need help. Thanks

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From: Kenneth kenth

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle enquiry

Date: 06/23/2005 8:13:52 AM Hi Recently in my garden I came across a bottle in mint condition. It is tall (approximately 9 inches) and thin and square. It has a normal bottle neck and says Camp Coffee & Chicory on the side. Ive been told it cant be that old 70yrs max. I just wondered whether you have any idea about it? Many thanks for your help Yours faithfully f

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From: Lois

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hayer's Patent Combination Lock Stopper

Date: 06/23/2005 10:51:06 AM I also have a bottle stopper as listed below on your site. Is it of any consequence? Can you put me in touch with "Carol Bitting" to see what she found. Thanks for any help on determining value. Lois Corey

From: Carol

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hayner combination lock stopper

Date: 13-09-2004 I have a Hayner's patent combination lock stopper- Patented April 20, 1897. It is in a box with instructions on how to use. It is a dial lock. Does it have any value? Thank you for your time. N. C. Bitting

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From: John onus

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: PRIVY QUESTION

Date: 06/23/2005 1:04:51 AM Hi Digger, Last year a purchased your book on digging privys. I started to dig my first one on Tuesday. It was wood lined, about 4 foot by 4 foot, but I cannot tell how deep it is. We're down about 8 feet and seem to have hit a wooden floor. Is this possible? I was not aware that they put bottoms into out houses. My question is, Is this the bottom and should we stop digging? With this being out first it has been a learning experience. Thanks for your help.     John

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From: Jackie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Information

Date: 06/22/2005 11:35:23 PM Hi Digger. I'm looking for information about a bottle that says "J and E Mahoney" it also says Norfolk Virginia on it. It looks to be like a medicine bottle. Any information will help. Thanks you, Raymond

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From: lafrogger

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: bottle 008. jpg, bottle 009. jpg, bottle 001. jpg, bottle 002. jpg, bottle 003. jpg, bottle 006. jpg, bottle 007. jpg

Date: 06/22/2005 10:48:07 PM Hello Digger, Thanks for a very interesting website and all your info in the past that has really help me id some bottles I have dug in the past. My neighbor is from Akrin Ohio and he has brought two interesting bottles that his mother has had since the 40's or 50's. One of the bottles is a E. G. Booz Bottle that has a purpleish color that has and meets all of the following from your website. It has a beveled roof that has a flake smaller than your little pinky nail at the corner such as GVII-4 indicates. I am sending pictures that are not the best but I can take better ones if the purpleish color doesn't give it away as one of the fakes. Here are your facts from the website and all of these are meet. The other bottle is a barbados rum that has a harbor police hat. Any info as of value, age, or any other info you could give would be greatly appreciated. 1) The Clevenger Repro has no period after the "Y" in Whiskey on the right side looking at the back. Some originals may be missing the period because of a dirty mold or an under blown example. 2) The Whitney Booz lacks the period following the word "Whiskey" on the roof. 3) The Clevenger Booz and Whitney Booz bottles have a diagonal mold seam running to a circular depression on the central base. 4) The Original Booz was made only in amber. Clevenger made sapphire blue and emerald green Booz bottles sometime in the 1960s. Other colors reported include Jersey green, colonial blue, vaseline, amethyst, and ruby red. Other glass houses used the Clevenger mold as well into the 1960s. EMBOSSING ON AN ORIGINAL: Front Roof: "E. G. BOOZ'S / OLD CABIN / WHISKEY" Left Side: "120 WALNUT ST (there are two periods under the "T")/ PHILADELPHIA" (as you look at the front) Back Roof: "1840" Left Side: "E. G. BOOZ'S / OLD CABIN / WHISKEY" (as you look at the back) (period after WHISKEY on the side) The Mckearin's list three Booz bottles in their book "American Glass" 2) GVII-4 has a beveled roof line. apparently the glass company had difficulty with the peak of the roof breaking at the corners so the bottle was redesigned. Amber 3All three are believed to be blown from the same mold. For the latter two the roof corners were filled in. The Mckearns noted GVII-3 and 4 in shades of green. Key points to note to authenticate an original: 1) Door latch is perfectly centered and in the shape of a full lying down "S" (obverse) 2) On the Roof, the "S" is centered directly below the "C" in Cabin (obverse roof) 3) The periods in E. G. are not even with the bases of the letters. (obverse roof) 4) "K" in Whiskey the top fork is wider than the bottom fork (obverse right) 5) The base of the "G" in E. G. BOOZ'S is closed on the original open on the repros. 6) Beveled Roof varieties the cut at the ends of the roof only go into the first row of shingles. 7) There is a small flaw in a shingle on the Reverse roof of all Clevenger mold varieties in the first full shingle from the left of the third row of shingles. It looks like a small star in the top right quarter of the shingle. Some Clevenger bottles have a pontil scar. . None of the originals do. Attachment N1: bottle 008. jpg Attachment N2: bottle 009. jpg Attachment N3: bottle 001. jpg Attachment N4: bottle 002. jpg Attachment N5: bottle 003. jpg Attachment N6: bottle 006. jpg Attachment N7: bottle 007. jpg

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From: Sjcrussell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 7 Up Green Glass bottle, Memphis Co. , Inc

Date: 06/22/2005 7:15:45 PM I found this green glass 7 oz 7 Up bottle, great shape, no nicks etc. Bottle is green glass   white printing with 7up boxed in orange, lady in bathing suit with bubbles going up from hands in air   Back side of bottle reads: The Fresh Up Drink Contains      YOU LIKE IT IT LIKES YOU Contents 7 Fl OZS THIS trademark bottle   . 7 Up Memphis Co. , Inc Memphis, Tenn : Bottom reads 094 across top ( I am pretty sure those are three numbers) second line: Duraglas third line has what appears to be a 5 then symbol then possibly a 6 fourth line: 16. Any input on this would be appreciated. Thanks

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From: Lee C96Ram

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: North St. Louis Bottling Co. Pics

Date: 06/22/2005 2:59:52 PM Forgot to include picture. Thanks, Lee Attachment N1: North Bottle. jpg

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From: lena

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 06/22/2005 4:57:45 PM I was replacing some walls in my house and I found a very small bottle. the label clearly shows that it was . . cutex oily polish remover   do you have any information on this. . if so please e-mail me at    

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From: Trevor lozza.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: white horse whisky bottle

Date: 06/22/2005 10:29:18 AM Hi just wondering if you can help me trace the origin and year of manufacture of a clear glasss whisky bottle in a cradle with a white horse head as the pourer. The label has the 8 day history of the white horse whisky on it with a date of February 1754. It held 160 fl oz and stands 63cm ( or just of 2ft ). On the label it also has DK no. 585365. Thanks Trevor

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From: Julian jdg35125

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Benj. S. Greil & Co.

Date: 06/22/2005 1:34:52 PM Digger, I am striking an interest in selling this jug. I really would like to reach the highest potential price for it and have seen several Alabama related whiskey jugs on e-bay go for a tremendous price. One surprised me, being a miniature brown whiskey jug only about 3" tall going for $300 on a buy it now sale about a year ago. There must be some big "Alabama" jug collectors out there. I have a sellers account on ebay, but tend to list items I no longer have an interest in. I had thought of listing this with a BIN or reserved price, but didn't know where to go with it. My ebay name is CantorOLL. I would appreciate any ideas that may help sell this jug. I have searched for several years for info and have never been able to obtain anything relating to when this may have been in Montgomery. That makes me think it is probably 100 +/- years old, probably pre-prohibition days. I tried to contact Alabama Bottle Collectors in Birmingham and evidently they no longer exist. I appreciate your taking time to correspond on this item. Julian --- Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.comwrote: Well I do not know the value of it exactly Being southern it probably is worth a bit more You might expect $425-$450 but you will really only know by auction. Do you want to sell it? If so let me know and I'll make several suggestions. ----- Original Message -----

From: "Julian "

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 4:24 PM

Subject: RE: Benj. S. Greil & Co. Dear Digger, I am in possession of a crock whiskey jug probably a gallon size, that was used in Alabama probably around the turn of the century (1900). It is glazed in a thin tan color, with the following writing on it in a cobalt blue print, circle design. Benj. S. Greil & Co. Wholesale Liquor Dealers Montgomery, Ala The picture shows some insignia before and after city and state, and what appears to be a stick man as seen in the picture. Attached is a picture of it. Can you give me any ideas? It is very good condition as I see it. One person offered me $300 for it and I refused to sell it for not knowing the true value. Julian D. Pell City,  

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From: c96ram

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: North St. Louis Bottling Co. Bottles

Date: 06/22/2005 1:38:13 AM I have 2 soda? bottles very unique in design and very heavy glass. Cast into the sides it says St. Louis Bottling Co. on the bottom of both it has 46. Possible date? One picture is attached. Please let me know if you have heard of these before and any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Lee Collins Attachment N1: North Bottle. jpg

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From: Sonia

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Coca Cola Bottles

Date: 06/22/2005 12:24:21 AM Could you please tell me the value of these old coca cola bottles? One is a commenative 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 ColaClassic 8 fl. oz. bottle. I am emailing you a picture of the three bottles. Please respond by emailing me Thank you for your help. Attachment N1: MVC-063F. JPG Attachment N2: MVC-062F. JPG

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From: Woof60

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fritz bottle pic

Date: 06/21/2005 5:35:50 PM Hello. Thank you very much for the info on this FRED FRITZ PHILADA bottle. Here's a B&W scan of it. Be well. Robert P. Phila, Pa. Attachment N1: fritz bottle. jpg

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From: MondiandEddie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 06/21/2005 3:47:26 PM hi, I have recently found an old german bottle no. 87 with the name georgkreuzberg ahrweiler rheinpreussen. I believe its made out of clay pottery. can you please help me find information or maybe value of bottle. your information would be greatly appreciated.   thanks, mondi

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From: inkparasol2000

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Found near old stone walll

Date: 06/21/2005 6:44:06 PM Hi, I was sitting on a stone wall near an old farmers field in CT. I saw a little glimmer of glass so I started digging at it. It was lodged under tons of roots and dirt and stones, so I knew it had been there a while. When I finally pulled it out, I saw that it was a bottle, probably a beer bottle. There was an emblem engraved on it. The bottle was an amber/ brownish hue. The glass was moderately thick. I was pretty sure it was modern, but my friend, Ms. Jones, insisted it may be rare. I know it was there for a while because it had been there long enough for some of the roots of the tree to be growing in it. Any information regarding this find would be most helpful. Thank you in advance for any identification assistance you can provide. I apologise for the lack of a picture. Sincerely, Ms. Hilary E

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From: cindy cinsak18

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 06/21/2005 5:23:37 PM I found two bottles in the walls of my house, (was built in 1869). The first is a stephen sweet's infallible liniment bottle in excellent condition, which I did see on your website, The bottle I can't find any info on is 5" tall, rectangle, light aqua color, embossed with George W. Williams & Co on front, druggist on one side and Hartford Conn on the other. Would like to know more about this bottle and value
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From: Ayse aysedevrim

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: selters bottles

Date: 06/21/2005 4:28:25 PM Hi, We have been finding these Selters bottles from a shipwreck site in Norway (early 19th century, we think)   We have a total of four bottles, and maybe more that we haven't seen so far   Could you please suggest any sources we could check for a dating and/or provenance for these? Or tell us which books to check? Thank you very much for your help, I hope you will get a chance to get back to us quickly, Ayse Devrim Atauz Attachment N1: T2319425_seltersbottle. jpg Attachment N2: T2319426_seltersbottle. jpg Attachment N3: T2319429_seltersB9kork. jpg

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From: Lorianteau

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: (no subject)

Date: 06/21/2005 10:21:09 AM Thank you! My uncle, Jack Blevins, does neat metalwork. I believe he goes under his middle name, Gardner. If, by chance, you do come across it, give my Aunt Gail (I call her Mavis) a howdee and tell her their favorite wild woman California niece sends her best. You ought to, for fun, check out Uncle Jack's work. I'm a learnin', Digger, and thanks for the advice. Happy first day of summer! Laurie

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From: Gustavo

To: 'jaok20@bottlebook' jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 06/21/2005 11:57:28 AM I've inherited some very interesting decanters, some of which are very rare. What would be the best outlet for finding price guides and selling them. Thank you for your time Andrew

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From: scott captscow1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: round base green glass bottle

Date: 06/21/2005 11:18:39 AM Dear Sirs, I have a green glass bottle which I believe is hand blown due to the air bubbles in the glass, the bottle stands about 9'' tall and the base is round and narrows upto the top, there is no indent on the bottom or sides (it will not stand up on its own) With this information could you tell me the value and year   . thank you very much: Scott Cowan                 --------------------------------- Dear Sirs, I have a green glass bottle which I believe is hand blown due to the air bubbles in the glass, the bottle stands about 9'' tall and the base is round and narrows upto the top, there is no indent on the bottom or sides (it will not stand up on its own) With this information could you tell me the value and year   . thank you very much: Scott Cowan         

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From: Cesarism

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wm Radams Microbe Killer Pat 1887

Date: 06/21/2005 9:54:11 AM Hello My father just dug up one and was wondering what the value of it might be if we wanted to sell it. It is in PERFECT condition--it was found under a metal coal shovel in PA. I have seen prices from $90-$200--want to know realistically what it could go for. THanks Suzanne It looks exactly like this one found in this link: http://www. greatantiquebottle/713text. html --

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From: Amy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 06/21/2005 3:09:27 AM Hi Digger! I stumbled upon your site while researching some older bottles we have. My parents gave them to me several years ago. The wine decanter was their wedding gift in the 1970's, and the Rum bottle was my Grandfathers. Neither decanters have any signatures on them so I have no idea who the maker is. I am including some descriptions below. If at all possible, I would like to know who made these bottles, what year they were made and if they have any value. Any help would be very appreciated. Crystal Decanter Description: 16" tall from base to stopper. Clear Color - Crystal Bubble Stopper & interesting Lip Shape - curved upwards like pottery Etched Design Tear Drop shaped base with a long slender neck. The base is also textured with a star like etching. Their are no labels or company embossments The condition is Perfect, other than some minor stopper nicks near the base. Rum Bottle Description: Lip is similar to the applied blob 12" from base to top of stopper Clear Color No Labels or embossing, only the word "rum" painted in gold in a script font The condition is Perfect, other than some a crack in the stopper as well as nicks near the stopper base. There are a few bubbles in the glass on the base. Base of bottle: smooth & round, other than the circular indent that leads into the inside of the bottle Thanks! Amy White 843. 452. 4252 Attachment N1: decanters. jpg

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From: Lewis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2005 7:14 PM

Subject: Mr. G. L. Grigg Dear Mr. Digger, I am a well known antique gun collector here in Tucson AZ and about a year ago I bought a Jeffery very rare Elephant gun in cal. 577 by 3 and a qaurter magnum Express. I was able to get a letter from Jeffery's company which is out of business now that the gun was made in 1897 but they did not know who bought it, the gun dealer I bought it from claims that he bought it in Saint Louis from a well to do family and claimed it belonged to one of the founders of the 7 Up company in Saint Louis who would have been G. L Grigg, I have had no luck in finding a live family member to confirm this story nor will the gun dealer put me in touch with their client. Do you have any knowledge of any of the founders of the 7 Up company who were big game hunters in Africa or India or had any History of big gameing. Waiting to hear from you. Historian and Collector, Lewis Wagner, Tucson AZ

From: Digger

To: Lewis Wagner Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 10:18 AM

Subject: Re: Mr. G. L. Grigg C. L. Grigg was born 1868 he could have purchased the gun but he would have been only Thirty at the time and had not made his fortune. He started the Howdy Company in 1920 and then Seven-up in 1928. His son H. C. Grigg took over after Charles' death in 1940. Your best bet would be to search issues of such trade journals as "American Bottler Magazine" or National Bottlers Gazette and the Southern Carbonator and Bottler in those journals they regularly give "personals" which would include such announcements as a hunting trip to Africa. Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebook Digger ----- Original Message -----

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From: drmja5

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coca cola glass jug 1 Gal.

Date: 06/20/2005 8:27:16 PM I would like to know the value and history? I cannot find this jug with this label on any site I have visited. The jug is in excellent condition and the label is not ripped and has a{Des. Pat. 184991} on the neck. It's 12 inches in height and has a twist cap. Both my older brothers work at the coca cola plant in ma. and can't find any information on it and other bosses have never heard of it with that label. I've done alittle history search of my own and from what I can tell it was made at the management office in Atlanta, Ga and was done around 1845. Any information or value would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you  Thank you,   Dale Adams Date: 6/17/2005 Attachment N1: Bottle 001. jpg Attachment N2: Bottle 002. jpg Attachment N3: Bottle 003. jpg Attachment N4: Bottle 004. jpg Attachment N5: Bottle 005. jpg

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From: Joe and Gina

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Post prohibition bottle - Continental Distilling Corp. (Philadelphia)

Date: 06/20/2005 8:05:48 PM ----- Original Message -----

From: Joe and Gina

To: jaok20@bottlesbook Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 6:53 PM

Subject: Post prohibition bottle - Continental Distilling Corp. (Philadelphia) I retrieved a whiskey bottle from a cistern that has been covered over for many years by a building complex. My question is this; about how old is it, and when did the company go out of business if they did? Wording on the bottom of the bottle: CONTINENTAL DISTILLING CORP. PHILA PA D18 2 18 8. The 2 after PA 18 is subscripted. The character after 18 is a compressed square, or two triangles end to end. Color: Clear Height: 8" Type: ABM Closier: Aluminum Screw Cap Base: Slight concave There is crest in a circle but I cant make out what it is. The face of the bottle has a place for a label. The rest of the face of the bottle is covered with flattened squares (as describe above) extending onto the sides. I'm more curious about the history of the bottle than the value, if there is any. Thanks for your attention, John Your answer: John, there is not probably much value to the bottle except as personal interest in where you got it. . The lack of the "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Reuse   " suggests a pre-prohibition date possibly around 1915-1918, but it could be as late as 1929. There were thousands of distilling companies at that time. I was not able to find information on yours. Digger. Now, my similar bottle states, "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-Use or This Bottle" (Please see the pictures, attached. ) The markings on the bottle are as follows: CONTINENTAL DISTILLING CORP D-18 14 B 5 6 PHILADELPHIA, PA I was wondering if you could age and give an approximate value of the bottle. I figured the bottle to be around the 1930s. Thanks, an Attachment N1: Apple Blossom Left Border. jpg Attachment N2: DCP_1417. JPG Attachment N3: DCP_1411. JPG Attachment N4: DCP_1412. JPG Attachment N5: DCP_1413. JPG Attachment N6: DCP_1414. JPG Attachment N7: DCP_1415. JPG Attachment N8: DCP_1416. JPG

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From: Joe and Gina

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 06/20/2005 6:29:54 PM Hi Digger, when researching a bottle I bought at a yard sale, I found a question and answer on your website that will give you a little background. I read: I retrieved a whiskey bottle from a cistern that has been covered over for many years by a building complex. My question is this; about how old is it, and when did the company go out of business if they did? Wording on the bottom of the bottle: CONTINENTAL DISTILLING CORP. PHILA PA D18 2 18 8. The 2 after PA 18 is subscripted. The character after 18 is a compressed square, or two triangles end to end. Color: Clear Height: 8" Type: ABM Closier: Aluminum Screw Cap Base: Slight concave There is crest in a circle but I cant make out what it is. The face of the bottle has a place for a label. The rest of the face of the bottle is covered with flattened squares (as describe above) extending onto the sides. I'm more curious about the history of the bottle than the value, if there is any. Thanks for your attention, John Your answer: John, there is not probably much value to the bottle except as personal interest in where you got it. . The lack of the "Federal Law Forbidss Sale or Reuse   " suggests a pre-prohibition date possibly around 1915-1918, but it could be as late as 1929. There were thousands of distilling companies at that time. I was not able to find information on yours. Digger. Now, my similar bottle states, "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-Use or This Bottle" (Please see the pictures, attached. )

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From: Larry

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glass Turtle Flask

Date: 06/20/2005 6:05:26 PM Hi Digger, Can you tell me anything about this glass Turtle Flask with Merry Xmas on the turtle's tummy? Thanks, Larry Attachment N1: flask1. jpg

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From: Julian Gossett jdg35125

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Benj. S. Greil & Co.

Date: 06/20/2005 4:24:25 PM Dear Digger, I am in possession of a crock whiskey jug probably a gallon size, that was used in Alabama probably around the turn of the century (1900). It is glazed in a thin tan color, with the following writing on it in a cobalt blue print, circle design. Benj. S. Greil & Co. Wholesale Liquor Dealers Montgomery, Ala The picture shows some insignia before and after city and state, and what appears to be a stick man as seen in the picture. Attached is a picture of it. Can you give me any ideas? It is very good condition as I see it. One person offered me $300 for it and I refused to sell it for not knowing the true value. Julian D. Pell City, Alabama

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From: JoJoefRose

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Info on found bottle

Date: 06/20/2005 11:40:19 AM Dr. White's Specialty for Diptheria Any info?? Thanks - I have not been able to locate in any bottle collecting books.

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From: kendrasquest

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 06/20/2005 2:54:45 PM My mother-in-law has found a glass bottle with CB 1935 on the bottom. It's a 1 quart liquid bottle do you have any info on this? it also has Sealed BB48 Registered on it. later Kendra Stafford

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From: Langen, 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Newark, Ohio

Date: 06/20/2005 12:58:00 PM Hi Digger, I found a bottle that is 7 1/2 inches tall. It's clear. It says "Coca Cola Bottling Works" Then it says "Newark, O" I'm new at this, but mold seam seems to go all the way thru top of lip. On the heel it has a large capital "E" and "24 N" Probably meaning 1924, Everett Glass Bottling Co? Anymore history   and value? I see you are in Mason, I'm from west side of Cincy now living in Newark. Thanks for your help. Doug DSCF0108. Attachment N1: DSCF0108. JPG

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From: BradleyJn77

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 06/20/2005 8:02:28 AM Hello Digger, I have a brown with rounded glass bottle about 9 inches high by 4 1/2 inches wide with rounded corners top and bottom. It has a picture of a man on one side. He has on a uniform with a big buccaneer hat on and in the background are men in uniform on the deck of a ship. The picture of the main man is from below the shoulders and has braid on the shoulders. It is all in glass and stands out on the bottle. On the bottom of the bottle are the numbers 6 a symbol and then a 4. Beneath that, is a large 7. The cork is still in the bottle but the label is on but has no lettering left on it. Can you help me with what kind it is and if it may be valuable? It was given to me 40 years ago, just like it is and they knew nothing about its origin. Thank you, Jenny

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From: Shannon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: genie bottles from india

Date: 06/19/2005 11:02:13 PM Hi, my name is Shannon and I live in Idaho. I have some old hand made genie type bottles made in india. The bottoms of them have India j140 hand dotted on the bottoms. Each one has a different number and letter. They also have hand carved designs of leaves on them. The tops of them have the pointed tip and they open and close. They look like brass but I'm not sure. I will have to take some pictures of them. I was wondering how much they may be worth and what they are exactly. I will send a picture for you to look at. Thanks  

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From: Ellis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Unusual metal container with glass jug??

Date: 06/19/2005 9:55:20 PM Hello! This clear glass jug is about 16 inches tall, 9 inches diameter. Mold seam runs up and over the lip. Approx holds 2 gallons. Jug is enclosed in a perforated metal mesh that surrounds the jug, and has a built in handle. There is a nut and bolt at the neck of the bottle that releases the jug from it's metal container. The metal holder also has a mysterious metal attachment (see detail photo) about 3 inches up from the bottom, which protrudes slightly and has an indented opening in the back as if to slide into or onto something. Any ideas of what this jug with holder was used for? We would like to use it to make wine in, but were afraid it may have been used for toxins. any assistance is very much appreciated. Thank you!! Ellis and Attachment N1: IMG_2342. JPG Attachment N2: IMG_2344. JPG Attachment N3: IMG_2340. JPG Attachment N4: IMG_2341. JPG

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From: Judith

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bourbon whiskey bottle

Date: 06/19/2005 8:35:33 PM Hello, I have a brown flask type bottle with a stainless steel screw on cap the size of a jigger. It has the words "Bourbon de Lux Whiskey" in fancy letters on the front. The bottom says "U. D. LTD. Vancouver Canada. The front also has the date April 1931. Is this bottle worth anything? How would I find out and where could I sell it? Judith

 

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From: David

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 06/19/2005 8:24:32 PM Dear Digger, My sister and I were digging in our back yard and I happened to stumble upon a glass bottle about 4" deep in the ground (in Brenham, TX). It is clear and is stained on the inside with soil. It is about 3" tall and has an embossing base. Down one side the words GEBHARDT EAGLE are embossed. Down the other side the words CHILI POWDER are embossed. On the bottom it says DES. PAT'D 15 1 (the 1 is circled). It has a screw top. The shape is rectangular. I would like to know how old it is and how much it is worth.

 Sincerly, Julia

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From: VSVD

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1923 monopole champagne bottle

Date: 06/19/2005 2:19:17 PM Hello Digger My father in law recently came into possession of a bottle of champagne brand name Heidsieck an Company from France it also says on the label Dry Monopole champagne 1923 appointed to HM King George the Fifth. It is a 13 fluid oz. brown bottle and stands about 10 1/2 inches high, there is a brass spout going into the cork. There is still about a 1/4 of liquid remaining in the bottle. Mr Digger your assistance would be greatly appreciated. thank you Vincent

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From: joy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: GLASS BOTTLE?????

Date: 06/19/2005 5:20:09 PM Digger, I have found this small bottle that has a cone shaped piece of rubber over the top of the glass dropper , which could only be to suck what ever was in the bottle. The bottle is only around 3 to 3 1/2 inches high and on the front has an emblem that is long and has points at both ends. , right above it is a dollar sign and then right under it is a number 12 and a line and the number 18. now on the bottom it has written NEUTRAGLAS with that funny emblem that was on the front with the letter K in it and then right under it is the number 8 and then under that is U. S. A. Please tell me if you find any thing and about what it might be wroth? PLEASE??  Willie Digger, I have found this small bottle that has a cone shaped piece of rubber over the top of the glass dropper , which could only be to suck what ever was in the bottle. The bottle is only around 3 to 3 1/2 inches high and on the front has an emblem that is long and has points at both ends. , right above it is a dollar sign and then right under it is a number 12 and a line and the number 18. now on the bottom it has written NEUTRAGLAS with that funny emblem that was on the front with the letter K in it and then right under it is the number 8 and then under that is U. S. A. ; Please tell me if you find any thing and about what it might be wroth? PLEASE??  ; Willie /DIV

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From: KEVIN

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 06/19/2005 12:22:13 PM I picked up a martin h smith co heroin bottle at yard sale would like to know what it is worth I picked up a martin h smith co heroin bottle at yard sale would like to know what it is worth

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From: John

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: antique decanter

Date: 06/19/2005 9:44:07 AM We think this decanter was brought over from Friesland by my grandmother in 1912. I have included the picture and the picture of the bottom. Could you tell me anything about this piece? Thank you, John Attachment N1: 43164671_137852589_0. jpg Attachment N2: 43164671_137852590_0. jpg

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From: cableguy860

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Tremont Bottle

Date: 06/19/2005 9:04:38 AM I noticed you were looking for info on a Tremont bottle. I was wondering what if anything you had found out. My wifeís great grandfather started the tremont bottling company and I was looking for any info you could give me. Thanks Scott

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From: Bonnie swamproses

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Amazing beautiful blown wine or whiskey bottle from ???

Date: 06/19/2005 1:18:19 AM Thank you forever for the info. It is truly appreciated. It blows me away to think a bottle that old could be worth so little---well, to me it's worth much more, and I thank you again. I will definately be visiting your site again, and also telling my friends about it. Bonnie ----- Original Message -----

From: Digger

To: Bonnie Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2005 2:20 PM

Subject: Re: Amazing beautiful blown wine or whiskey bottle from ??? you have a pinch bottle and yes it is old perhaps 1850s in clear they are in much less demand so much less $$ $40-50 Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebook Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: Bonnie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 7:50 PM

Subject: Amazing beautiful blown wine or whiskey bottle from ??? Hi Digger, and thank you for the great web pages, and for this generousity you show to all the folks who write. As most do, I also have a question for you about my treasured bottle that's driven me nuts for many years. I purchase this glass decanter [I would think blown, for it contains no seams at all] around 1978. The flea market had it displayed on a shelf in full sun which drew my immediate attention, for it sparkled like a million diamonds. It stands 12 inches high with the heavy glass stopper inserted and 10 without. It has a wide mouth of 2 inches, but only a 7/8 inch pouring hole. It is hourglass shaped [I think] with four blown handles or pipes, or whatever they are. Each of those are about 1/2 in across but 5 in long and are a part of the bottle. When it is full or partially filled these pipes fill also. The bottle width including across the bottom is four inches. I would like to know anything of the history of this bottle and its worth if possible. Thanks again sincerely, Bonnie from AL Attachment N1: Bottle with 4 handles my cam. jpg

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From: Mike ringmill75

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles I have received

Date: 06/19/2005 12:21:09 AM Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="0-1949406446-1119154869=:77059" Hi Digger, My dad has passed away and I have inherited some of his bottles. The Korvel site seems so confusing to me as far as finding value or info on bottles. I am going to send you a picture of a coffin poison bottle I have. Can you tell me more about it?. I am sending a picture It has raised points on it so touching it in the dark you can tell it's a poison bottle. It has a wreath and "r. i. p. " on it. It says "Wheaton N. J. " on the bottom. It has other numbers and symbols on the bottom and front. It is roughly 5" tall. If you don't mind may I ask you more questions about other bottles I have? Thank you, Mike              --------------------------------- Hi Digger, ; ; My dad has passed away and I have inherited some of his bottles. The Korvel site seems so confusing to me as far as finding value or info on bottles. I am going to send you a picture of a coffin poison bottle I have. Can you tell me more about it?. I am sending a picture ; It has raised points on it so touching it in the dark you can tell it's a poison bottle. It has a wreath and "r. i. p. " on it. It says "Wheaton N. J. " on the bottom. It has other numbers and symbols on the bottom and front. It is roughly 5" tall. ; If you don't mind may I ask you more questions about other bottles I have? ; Thank you, ; Mike --0---

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From: Patrick Scoggin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fogle Whisky

Date: 06/18/2005 11:22:39 PM Good evening. Sorry to bother you but you seem to be the expert in your area so   I am doing a family history and a great great grandfather was one Felix Fogle of KY. His obituary read: "Felix Fogle died Sunday New Haven (62 years old) of Paralysis, Feb 1898 Survived by wife and 4 children 2 of a former marriage who was a Miss Dawson. His last wife was Belle Ballard dau of Proctor Ballard of Dand Ky. He was a carpenter by trade. He erected J. M. Acherton Co. Plant Mr. Atherton named one of his famous brands of Whisky Felix Fogle. He afterward engaged in Hotel Business at New Haven, farming and furniture business. He was a member of City Council, New Haven. Buried at St Catherine's Cem. " I would love to find a photograph of a bottle of "Felix Fogle" whisky. I wonder if you can lead me to a source for such a thing. any infromation would be appreciated. thank you Patrick

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From: Plowboss

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ardo cherry wine bottle with kaiser clock in center

Date: 06/18/2005 6:50:20 PM hi, I recently purchased a bottle of girolamo luxardo cherry wine, old bottle, never opened with a wind up clock (kaiser) in the center of bottle. don't know how old it is but my guess is its from 1930's or 40's, do you think this is accurate? please reply, plowboss

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From: Jim

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 2 Hard Ones

Date: 06/19/2005 1:51:31 AM Hi Digger, I have a couple I can't find in any books I own or on the net. The first, which I'll simply describe is a worcestershire sauce. You know what they look like. This one, though, is embossed 'HORTON'S AMERICAN WOCESTERSHIRE SAUCE' and it's very crude. 7" x 2", applied double collar lip, the lower ring smaller than the top. Center post mold. Looks American made to me. Found in 1850's-70's glass, mostly pontil stuff. It wasn't listed in the Zumwalt book. The second is a Geyser Soda from San Francisco(?) and dug in a Maine dump. Somewhat uncommon to find quat sodas in this region, much less one from California. The only other geyser soda I could find was the relatively common EL Billings hutch. This is embossed 'CONNOLLY & Bro SF/GEYSER SODA', teal, applied top, no pontil, 7" x 2". It's also a real groaner because 100+ years ago, the previous owners used it for tree pitch glue (3/4 full when found with rod still inside it, mostly hardened) and they stirred/retrieved this gunk with a coat hanger-like rod and chewed the lip severely. Only 1/8" isn't chipped. I kept it as I suspected maybe someone would want to restore it if it's as rare as I suspect it might be. Thanks much for any info and all the best to you and yours, Jim K. , Maine Attachment N1: connolly1. JPG Attachment N2: connolly2. JPG

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From: Jim Katchum

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 2 Hard Ones

Date: 06/19/2005 1:50:13 AM Hi Digger, I have a couple I can't find in any books I own or on the net. The first, which I'll simply describe is a worcestershire sauce. You know what they look like. This one, though, is embossed 'HORTON'S AMERICAN WOCESTERSHIRE SAUCE' and it's very crude. 7" x 2", applied double collar lip, the lower ring smaller than the top. Center post mold. Looks American made to me. Found in 1850's-70's glass, mostly pontil stuff. It wasn't listed in the Zumwalt book. The second is a Geyser Soda from San Francisco(?) and dug in a Maine dump. Somewhat uncommon to find quat sodas in this region, much less one from California. The only other geyser soda I could find was the relatively common EL Billings hutch. This is embossed 'CONNOLLY & Bro SF/GEYSER SODA', teal, no pontil, 7" x 2". It's also a real groaner because 100+ years ago, the previous owners used it for tree pitch glue (3/4 full when found with rod still inside it, mostly hardened) and they stirred/retrieved this gunk with a coat hanger-like rod and chewed the top severely. only 1/8" isn't chipped. I kept it as I suspected maybe someone would want to restore it if it's as rare as I suspect it might be. Thanks much for any info and all the best to you and yours, Jim K. , Maine Attachment N1: connolly1. JPG Attachment N2: connolly2. JPG

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From: Dustin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: blown bottle

Date: 06/18/2005 11:08:51 PM Dear Digger, I came across what appears to be an old whiskey bottle that has no seams. It has a blown top but I am not sure if the entire bottle is blown. It is a nice amber color and I think it has a pontil on the bottom. There are no cracks but a few nicks near the bottom. I was curious if it was worth anything like other blown bottles. Here are some pictures of it. Thank you very much for your help. Attachment N1: DCP_0001_3. JPG Attachment N2: DCP_0002_3. JPG Attachment N3: DCP_0003_3. JPG Attachment N4: DCP_0004_2. JPG

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From: Lewis Wagner Wagner206

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mr. G. L. Grigg

Date: 06/18/2005 7:14:58 PM Dear Mr. Digger, I am a well known antique gun collector here in Tucson AZ and about a year ago I bought a Jeffery very rare Elephant gun in cal. 577 by 3 and a qaurter magnum Express. I was able to get a letter from Jeffery's company which is out of business now that the gun was made in 1897 but they did not know who bought it, the gun dealer I bought it from claims that he bought it in Saint Louis from a well to do family and claimed it belonged to one of the founders of the 7 Up company in Saint Louis who would have been G. L Grigg, I have had no luck in finding a live family member to confirm this story nor will the gun dealer put me in touch with their client. Do you have any knowledge of any of the founders of the 7 Up company who were big game hunters in Africa or India or had any History of big gameing. Waiting to hear from you. Historian and Collector, Lewis Wagner, Tucson AZ

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From: Sylviamsh

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 06/18/2005 2:21:13 PM What about a brown bottle that at one time had Magic in it, it is a 1/2 gallon size with a date in the 50's?

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From: Woody jbrannon9999

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I'm sorry

Date: 06/18/2005 5:15:47 PM Almost all my questions were answered by your website!!! I just was not looking in the right place for the answers   . Thanks for taking the time to help me out! Woody

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From: CPKHAGGIS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: fake codd bottle

Date: 06/18/2005 12:29:07 PM Digger: Thanks for your response. I got busy taking the fake paint off, almost finished after about a hour and a half, the bottle scoots of the table, falls on the floor, breaks, all I have left is a marble!!!. What an experience. Will be much more alert from here on in. Thanks, Chris

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From: Ed Wilson wilsoned64

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Pontil scar cracks

Date: 06/18/2005 3:50:38 PM Hi Digger. I'd alreadly visited your site many times. I'm writing for two reasons. Regarding the cobalt blue Pond's Extract / Catarrah Remedy Bottle you're offering, I assume this is one you dug. Has it been cleaned other than by soap and water? If it has not been cleaned otherwise will you accept $90. 00 post paid? And secondly, do you offer a discount on purchasing a complete set of your price guides? What would be the cost for two sets? Best regards, Edward

From: "Digger" jaok20@bottlebooks.com

To: "Ed Wilson" wilsoned64

Subject: Re: Pontil scar cracks

Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 18:26:49 -0400 Often they do, especially on a more common pontil bottle. I'd say maybe 20%. Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebook Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: Ed Wilson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 6:15 PM

Subject: Pontil scar cracks Hello Digger. I have a crude, first generation DAVIS VEGETABLE PAIN KILLER bottle, 4. 5 inches tall, very light aqua, inward rolled lip. I know this bottle isn't considered rare. My question concerns the jagged pontil mark, which has two obvious cracks, almost certainly done when the glass blower broke off the pontil rod. The cracks do not extend into the bottle proper, which shows no damage except a very light haze on the back side from reposing beneath a barn for a century and a half. Do the presence of these cracks in the pontil scar devalue the bottle? If so, to what extent? Thank you for your answer, Edward.

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From: farisl

To: jaok20bottlebookscom jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: George Dickel Souvenir Bottle

Date: 06/18/2005 3:09:56 PM My father has a George Dickel 27 Year Commerative Souvenir bottle. The dark-brown crook-neck bottle has a leather base around the bottom and a leather strap around the crook-neck. There is a leather handle connecting the two with a lether cord holding the cork stopper. On the bottle, it has imprinted: "Dickel-Tennessee First Bottling October 1964, 1/4 Gallon" on the side and "27 years of stubborness but we made it" around the bottom of the bottle. Do you have any information on this bottle and its worth? I can obtain and send a picture if necessary. Thank you.

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From: Woody jbrannon9999

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Is this a flask?

Date: 06/18/2005 3:03:06 PM Attachment N1: 100_1974. JPG Attachment N2: 100_1978. JPG Attachment N3: 100_1974. JPG Attachment N4: 100_1978. JPG

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From: Woody jbrannon9999

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What kind of bottle is this?

Date: 06/18/2005 3:01:46 PM Any idea? I can find nothing on the net about any of these bottles, I am very new to this but I find it exciting to hunt and find old bottles! If I am being a pain just let me know   . . Thanks, Woody Attachment N1: 100_1984. JPG Attachment N2: 100_1985. JPG Attachment N3: 100_1984. JPG Attachment N4: 100_1985. JPG

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From: Woody jbrannon9999

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.

Date: 06/18/2005 2:58:07 PM Found this one in a creek   . . lol   any ifo on it? Attachment N1: 100_1980. JPG Attachment N2: 100_1982. JPG Attachment N3: 100_1983. JPG Attachment N4: 100_1980. JPG Attachment N5: 100_1982. JPG Attachment N6: 100_1983. JPG

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From: CPKHAGGIS

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: fake codd bottle

Date: 06/18/2005 10:50:09 AM Dear Digger: I am a new codd bottle collector, and recently purchased two fakes on ebay and now am wondering if a codd I bought in Brechin, Angus, Scotland at an antique store last year is also a fake. The bottle is a streaky pinkish/rose color with several bubbles in the glass. On the front it reads Liddel in an upward arc, then at the bottom in a downward arc it reads Stirling. There are no other markings on the bottle. I think I just answered my own question. While researching the net, I read that if it was a fake color it would come off with nail polish remover. Well, low and behold the red came off the bottle!!! I am still interested to know if this bottle is old and worth anything. I would appreciate any information you can provide. Thank you, Chris in Louisiana

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From: Woody jbrannon9999

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Another bottle I found with the first bottle

Date: 06/18/2005 2:44:47 PM Courios about this one too. Thanks, Woody Attachment N1: 100_1925. JPG Attachment N2: 100_1926. JPG Attachment N3: 100_1932. JPG Attachment N4: 100_1933. JPG Attachment N5: 100_1925. JPG Attachment N6: 100_1926. JPG Attachment N7: 100_1932. JPG Attachment N8: 100_1933. JPG

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From: Woody jbrannon9999

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: question

Date: 06/18/2005 2:40:08 PM Thank you very much, I have a question   before I got your e-mail I talked to my Aunt ( which is a koehler) she was born in 1913 and she said it was her Great Great Grandfathers factory that went out of business in 1872, it was open for about 15 years, I also checked with the Meigs County Historical Society and they have no record of the factory at all but their records only go back to 1880   . . so could it have been made in this era? I am in no way trying to doubt your expertise in any way      . I was just curious   . . but thanks alot for the info   . . also do you have books that you have written that I could buy? Just again I wanted to say thanks and I'm looking forward to your response, Woody ----- Original Message -----

From: Digger

To: Woody Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2005 11:37 AM

Subject: Re: question There are two known earlier variants of this bottle in the Hutchinson form which list for about $10. Locally they might be more interesting to collectors than state-wide or nationally. Yours is a later version 1910-1918 I guess the rarity to be scarce but not rare and the value at $8 Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebook Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: Woody

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 5:30 PM

Subject: question I have found this bottle in Meigs county Ohio in the town of Pomeroy, I would like to know the age, rarity, value and history if possible. No one really knows anything about it around here so I hope you can help me out. Thanks, Woody Attachment N1: 100_1916. JPG Attachment N2: 100_1927. JPG Attachment N3: 100_1921. JPG

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From: Ja Kemp

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Black Glass Bottle

Date: 06/18/2005 5:43:06 AM Hello Digger I was wondering if you could help me value a bottle, it is a Black Glass bottle, seal of AVH on the shoulder, stands about 30cm tall. I appreciate your assistance, Kind Regards Steve.

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From: MCic106257

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 06/18/2005 4:39:10 AM Sir: Have what appears to be a silver thermos container   has the trade mark of American Thermos Bottle Co. of New York. . pat no 884564 dated April 14, 1908. Can you enlighten me on this item?? thank you

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From: Mona 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Selters bottle

Date: 06/18/2005 8:30:13 AM Hello Digger! I have been searching the web for anything that could help me recognice an more accurate date for this stoneware bottle   I know its German, Niederwald or Westerwald, its a Seltersbottle and its from late 1700 early 1800. Do you have any idea? I was hoping the seal could tell more   Mona Attachment N1: T23194_25_NW_38. jpg Attachment N2: T23194_25_selters_38. jpg

 

Thanks alot for your instant reply! Hope you don't mind me sending you another picture - of a case bottle. I'm working on an archaeological dig to excavate a shipswreck. We haven't yet found out what kind of ship and any proper date   but the artefacts should imply 17/1800. Great webpage! Best regards Mona! I'm afraid I don't have access to the book your mentioning, so therefore I allow myself to send you yet another email including pictures. We got more of the casebottles, aslo without the wide flared mouth, as shown in picture. Theres also quite a few different bottles on our site. Unfortunately the last one of the bottles in these images were broken, but it is still quite nice. The long slim bottle even has the cork intact! Best regards Mona That one is early. My guess 1780-1810 also a bit unusual with the wide flared mouth -very nice. If you have access to Antique Glass Bottle by Willy Van den Bossche Page 347 shows three style of the wide-mouth case bottles He says of the black 31. 5x 9. 5 x 9. 5 cm that it dates 1770-1800 Holland Belgium Another light olive color 24 x 8. 3 x8. 3 cm North Germany same date range third bluish aqua 1800-1820 Holland / Belgium/ Germany 23 x6. 5x6. 5 cm Reference cited Robert h. McNulty Common Beverage Bottles CJGS Vol. Xiii Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebook Digger 

I would not have placed it that early but my experience here is limited. My guess would have been in the 1870s the form is very common for 1880-1900 era mineral waters and gin bottles. the presence of the cobalt slip makes me think it might be earlier but not 1700s Digger

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From: Gabriele & Steven

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: flask

Date: 06/18/2005 12:30:47 AM Howdy, Digger! Hope you don't mind going through my regular e-mail   . the Outlook express that your site starts to open says it's corrupt and won't let me send   . Anyway, I got a cool looking deer head flask that says "Barsottini vino rosso" along with soem other stuff and on the reverse it says "Imported by Banfi Products Corp, NY, NY" This ceramic flask is real nice down to the eyes and antlers and I don't see a chip on it anywhere! It has a cork on the rear of it, but is empty except for what looks like what wine might do if it ever dried out! Would you know if this is a collectors peice or anything? I've attempted to look it up on hte WWW, but so far no luck! Can you advise???  Steve, Roseburg, Oregon

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From: forrest

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: luxardo decantou

Date: 06/17/2005 8:15:02 PM penguin black and white glass stopper 12 inches, for 5 inch round black base. total height when the stopper is in the base is 16 inches. perfect condition. Very heavy. bottom reads, made in murano ??? Italy for Luxardo. It was wrapped in newspaper dated Sept. 21, 1982, the last time my Mother and Dad moved. Bonnie

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From: Woof60

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: a question

Date: 06/17/2005 4:37:30 PM Hello. I collect Philadelphia bottles & found one I never saw before. It says FRED Fritz in a sort of rainbow shape and under it just says PhiladA underneath it near the bottom. It's very heavy and emerald green, almost like Coke. Circumference is 9 in. and it's 7 in. tall. Has a stumpy neck with an applied blob top. Any info about the bottler and the history would be appreciated if you can find any. Be well. Robert Pellicano Phila, Pa.

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From: james bassett

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: seagram's 1947

Date: 06/17/2005 7:49:27 PM hi digger i'm in tucson, az. old house. under doing plumbing and came up with a 1947 seagram's bottle. has strip with date on it, like a postage stamp strip. it's corked and does not look opened, but is empty and has a small cork inside. but there is no hole in the cork in the bottle, which there would be if it were opened. maybe they can close right up again?? don't know. it has a fabric ribbon around the neck with an "imported" sticker holding the ribbon down. the label is 60%(?) intact. have taken a picture of it, but I am still on film rather than digital. would someone want this bottle--like seagrams, or some other entity? as opposed to just another collector? I can keep it for that matter. if not--what kind of container does one get to protect and display such a thing? I don't want to just leave it to get dusty and destroyed by cleaning on a weekly basis. thanks jim bassett

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From: Bonnie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I'm re-sending for I forgot to mention about markings.

Date: 06/17/2005 8:13:00 PM BlankHi Digger, and thank you for the great web pages, and for this generousity you show to all the folks who write. As most do, I also have a question for you about my treasured bottle that's driven me nuts for many years. I purchase this glass decanter [I would think blown, for it contains no seams at all] around 1978. The flea market had it displayed on a shelf in full sun which drew my immediate attention, for it sparkled like a million diamonds. It stands 12 inches high with the heavy glass stopper inserted and 10 without. It has a wide mouth of 2 inches, but only a 7/8 inch pouring hole. It is hourglass shaped [I think] with four blown handles or pipes, or whatever they are. Each of those are about 1/2 in across but 5 in long and are a part of the bottle. When it is full or partially filled these pipes fill also. The bottle width including across the bottom is four inches. There are no markings what-so-ever on this bottle or the stopper. There is also a partial part of the cork on the inside I can't retrieve. More than likely it is the original. I would like to know anything of the history of this bottle and its worth if possible. Thanks again sincerely, Bonnie from AL Attachment N1: Bottle with 4 handles my cam. jpg 

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From: Bonnie swamproses

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Amazing beautiful blown wine or whiskey bottle from ???

Date: 06/17/2005 7:50:02 PM Hi Digger, and thank you for the great web pages, and for this generousity you show to all the folks who write. As most do, I also have a question for you about my treasured bottle that's driven me nuts for many years. I purchase this glass decanter [I would think blown, for it contains no seams at all] around 1978. The flea market had it displayed on a shelf in full sun which drew my immediate attention, for it sparkled like a million diamonds. It stands 12 inches high with the heavy glass stopper inserted and 10 without. It has a wide mouth of 2 inches, but only a 7/8 inch pouring hole. It is hourglass shaped [I think] with four blown handles or pipes, or whatever they are. Each of those are about 1/2 in across but 5 in long and are a part of the bottle. When it is full or partially filled these pipes fill also. The bottle width including across the bottom is four inches. I would like to know anything of the history of this bottle and its worth if possible. Thanks again sincerely, Bonnie from AL Attachment N1: Bottle with 4 handles my cam. jpg

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From: Woody jbrannon9999

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

Date: 06/17/2005 5:30:54 PM I have found this bottle in Meigs county Ohio in the town of Pomeroy, I would like to know the age, rarity, value and history if possible. No one really knows anything about it around here so I hope you can help me out. Thanks, Woody Attachment N1: 100_1916. JPG Attachment N2: 100_1927. JPG Attachment N3: 100_1921. JPG Attachment N4: 100_1916. JPG Attachment N5: 100_1921. JPG Attachment N6: 100_1927. JPG

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From: Marc Boyd slashgashd2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 06/17/2005 2:44:24 PM Hi, I am writting becasue I have found a huge site full oof bottles cans , make up containers etc from the late 1800's to early 1900's. I am including a link from a site tha had similar bottles. In the post you mentioned that these bottles had caps. Everyone I have found has a cork. Some still in the neck some down inside. Just wanted to pass this info on for your information. any other info on R $ co bottles would be great! could you send me a link to any other bottles info you find informative as I have just started searching these old ghost towns recently and have now "caught" the bug . ty Marc Boyd                   --------------------------------- Hi, I am writting becasue I have found a huge site full oof bottles cans , make up containers etc from the late 1800's to early 1900's. ; I am including a link from a site tha had similar bottles. In the post you mentioned that these bottles had caps. ; Everyone I have found has a cork. Some still in the neck some down inside. Just wanted to pass this info on for your information. any other info on R $ co bottles would be great! could you send me a link to any other bottles info you find informative as I have just started searching these old ghost towns recently and have now "caught" the bug . ty Marc Boyd

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From: Saul Clateman jclate

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 06/17/2005 12:13:55 PM I have a 9" tall clear gold-colored bottle. On the tall neck is the beginning of a claw and then the four claws spread out over the top of the round bottle. The letters on the round part of the bottle say, "Ball and Claw Bitters, World's Best Remedy. " Around the base, it says, "Indian Drug Specialty Company, St. Louis and Indianapolis. " On the bottom, it says, "Wheaton, NJ. " I'd appreciate any information as to its age and value. Thank you. joyce clateman jclate .

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From: Brent Lainhart

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOTTLE

Date: 06/17/2005 11:56:02 AM I found a bottle that says HY-GRADE BOTTLING CO. on the side and the date on the bottom is May 25 1925. Can you tell me anything about it?? Brent Lainhart Connersville In.

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From: Hardluck5

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: trying to find out about a bottle

Date: 06/17/2005 6:16:26 AM Digger HELP!!!! I'm driving myself nuts trying to find out some info on a bottle I found in my mother-in-laws garage. It's clear glass and looks like a wine or brandy decantur. It's four sided, and has 3 eight pointed star shapes on three sides and 2 on what I call the front of the bottle. It has a square glass topper with a cork on it. On the bottom of the bottle it reads " Federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle" and the numbers D-2365 O (with and I inside)64 10. Can you please help me identify this beautiful bottle before I go totally insane!!! Thank you~~~Jill

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From: BICHEYBABE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD BOTTLES FOUND

Date: 06/16/2005 7:42:02 pm dear digger, my kids have been digging up a lot of bottles one of them says dr ellis special quik dry waiving fluid wave set and a picture of a bottle with a comb in it that says dip comb in the bottle also we have three big brown jug bottles that say clorox could you tell me how old they are and if they have any value thank you

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From: Paul & Martha Johnson aul.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1923 Whiskey Still In Bottle

Date: 06/16/2005 10:51:02 PM I have a whiskey bottle seal unbroken with whiskey evaporated. Bottle states Pre War and for "Medicinal Purposes Only" on the back. See Photos. What do yo think it is worth? Thanks, Paul. Attachment N1: PICT0032. JPG Attachment N2: PICT0033. JPG Attachment N3: PICT0034. JPG Attachment N4: PICT0035. JPG Attachment N5: PICT0036. JPG Attachment N6: PICT0037. JPG

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From: tempest

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Amber Bottle

Date: 06/16/2005 10:28:21 PM Sir: I have an amber bottle that looks like it might have held whiskey or wine. It is medium to dark amber, is marked "M" in a circle and the number "470" below that. No pontil but some 1/4 inch round indentations in the bottom in no particular pattern. No other embossing or words at all on the bottle. Two vertical seams run from the shoulder to the bottom of the shoulder but not into the spout (top), nor down the sides of the bottle below the shoulder. I cannot see a seam around the bottle circumference at the shoulder body junction due to decoration on the shoulder. I think there is a seam there but hidden by the embellishment. Below the shoulder the bottle is smooth and vertical to the base suitable for a paper label to be glued on. The bottle is 12 inches tall and 3 1/2 inches in diameter, the spout including the small ring under it are 1 1/4 inches tall, and the shoulder is embossed with balls and swirls with diamonds just blow where a seam might be between the shoulder and bottle body. The spout is almost straight up and down but has some taper to the top and has a ring below the spout. No label was present and no stopper was with the bottle. I believe this is a 3 piece mold bottle making it prior to 1870, however the bottle marking(M in a circle) implies Maryland Bottle Company which was started in 1907 per the online data. Condition is perfect with no chips or cracks. Can you tell me anything about this bottle and how old it is, how rare, and what it might be worth. Thank you, Gary Israel Wichita Kansas

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From: Gin1231

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Avon Bottles

Date: 06/16/2005 5:25:36 PM I have some old Avon bottles, how can I find some information about these items? _gin1231_ (mail

To:gin1231)

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From: NANCY L EDWARDS nanschmidt01

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old cointreau bottle

Date: 06/16/2005 9:09:23 PM Found this old bottle and I am interested in a little history. The seam goes down the left back edge of this bottle but stops at the top. I believe the top was put on later. The oldest date on the back label has Exposition universelle Paris 1900, Angers 1906, Milan 1906, Londres 1908. All writing on the label is in French (I think) Thank you for your help! Nancy Attachment N1: 020326. JPG Attachment N2: 020340. JPG

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From: The Cat House

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Need help identifying a bottle

Date: 06/16/2005 5:58:38 PM Dear Digger, Unfortunately I do not have the capability of sending you a picture. I found this bottle in a creek in Livingston, Tx. under a railroad bridge. I have found numerous bottles there over the years, mostly old snuff bottles. I can't seem to find anything about this bottle, I've never seen one before and I'm not sure where to even start looking. The bottle is clear in color. It is 5 in. from base to lip. 2 1/4 in. wide but tapers to 2 in. in the middle then back to 2 1/4 at the bottom. The base and the top of the bottle have molded vertical lines, the top lines run about 1/2 in long and the ones at the base are 1 in. in height. Approximately 16 of them each top and bottom. The shape of the bottle is difficult to describe accurately. It is for the most part rectangular in shape but the top of the bottle (the shoulders) are tapered almost rounded off. The bottle is molded all the to the top of the lip. The lip is threaded. The very bottom of the bottle has an embossed anchor like crest and the name Realistic in cursive form. The bottle has one small exterior scratch but for the most part is in good condition. I'd like to know what ever you could find out for me. Especially what it was used for. I know you get allot of letters, but I appreciate anything you could tell me, when ever you get a chance. Thank you very much for your time. Sincerely, Cat Butler

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From: Brainman214

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Digger, Can You tell Me what Patent was issued to Nehi on March 3, 1925?

Date: 06/16/2005 12:14:39 PM Digger: Could you please fill me in on what patent number was issued to Nehi for it's "Silk Stocking" bottle design on March 3, '25? I have a Seventies verion with updated ACL logo on the neck with ounce measure on both sides. Thanks.

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From: Shanah Kidder

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Tolden Wedding Bottle

Date: 06/16/2005 2:06:16 PM Hello Digger, I found and entry on your site from someone else asking about the same kind of bottle. I have the same bottle and wanted to know what info you have on it. The previous entry was:

From: Cskeptic

To: Digger

Subject: TOLDEN WEDDING BOTTLE

Date: 24-03-2004 I have a bottle 10 inches top is screw on no cap w/it. the color is clear yet has a shiny mixed golden color . Shaped like a pint bottle, yet 3 qrt way down curves in both sides. Front of bottle in cursive writing states"tolden wedding". Bottom front -"HASHAONO PEERS FOR 50 YEARS". Other side has a wedding bell imprinted FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE--Interesting observation-federal ia misspelled--FEDELAL--Bottom front of bell has Since 1856. Bottom of bottle has patent -cant make out #s. Center bottom looks like D 230-some type of symbol-13 6 Cindy Hampton- Please let me know. Thanks, Skidder .

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From: Donna

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Kickapoo bottle

Date: 06/16/2005 11:01:05 AM Can you give me any information on the attached bottle? Does it have any value? This is what I know. With the lid, it's almost 6. 5" tall x 3. 75" wide, the logo is either silkscreened on or an decal, I don't know, it's definately not paper. . it's painted on. The wording in the glass on the back says: Half Pint Federal Law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. The bottom has a capital letter I in a circle and the numbers 0-562 as well as the # L-9440 with a # 7 on the side of it going sideways and there's also a #65 70. Attachment N1: Kickapoo. jpg

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From: Wanda Marinke

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: fish shaped wine botte

Date: 06/16/2005 10:37:08 AM Digger, I have located a fish-shaped wine bottle (smell was evident of wine/licquor). It is green in color and has a cork top. Do you have any idea where it originated and the possible company. There is raised lettering on the bottom   I need to purchase a magnifying glass to help me read it. I will do so and correspond to you what it says. I am hoping that too many companies did not make such bottles and that you would know. Is it of any value today? Thanks, Wanda

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From: thom mail

To:tfitz2 fitzpatrick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 6:14 PM

Subject: bottle found You have a great website. We would like to know if you know anything about the following bottle: Clear light bluish green glass. 6. 75" tall. The seam stops before the top. It looks like what described as an applied blob. 2. 25" diameter at base with a 1" opening. Inscription: West Point Bottling Works Lanier Bros Prop'ts There is a 25 on the bottom of the bottle. Attached is a picture of inscription on front and bottle. Bottle was found in Fairfield Plantation in Villa Rica, Georgia. Any info is appreciated. Cindi and Thom Fitzpatrick

To: thom fitzpatrick

Subject: Re: bottle found You have a 1880-1910 Hutchinson soda $20. there were towns called West Point in Georgia, Virgina, Wisconsin, Alabama, Nebraska, Mississippi, New York, Kentucky, Arkansas to name a few. You'll need to do further research at one of those town's historical societies to narrow it down. -----

From: thom fitzpatrick tfitz2

To: 'Digger' jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: bottle found

Date: 06/15/2005 6:40:24 PM Thanks for the info. More than likely came from West Point, GA. We are only about 60 miles north of there as the crow flies. Cindi and Thom

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From: Pejayes

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 06/15/2005 2:34:41 PM I have a question regarding markings on the bottom of moonshine jugs. I have a brown and beige moonshine jug with markings on the bottom but I can't make out all the letters. What I can read looks tike SUTTE MILL      . . or something similar. I have been told that a jug with markings on the bottom is an original and that duplications will not have these markings. Is this correct? Your help in this matter is appreciated or if you could lead me in the direction of who I might contact to find out where this jug came from I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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From: JLStaten

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: R M BECKER HYGEIA

Date: 06/15/2005 8:49:19 AM Mr. Odell, I've had this bottle for a little over 30 years. It doesn't fit the description you give for another Becker bottle. This bottle is a seafoam green, approx 6 inches tall, R M BECKER'S HYGEIA BOTTLING WORKS, TRADE MARK, B on bottom, and embossed design. Thank you so much and help would be appreciated. . James Staten

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From: Lorianteau

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 06/15/2005 8:16:20 AM Hello there, What books would you suggest for a new collector? I have a lot of bottles I can't find in any book   it's frustrating   I have a booth in an antique store and want to be fair and accurate as possible on pricing, etc. I want to send a check for my order (I'm chicken about putting my credit card on the internet - too many horror stories). I notice you are in Ohio - my Mom is from a little town called Middletown. Her maiden name is Martin and her mother's mother was Dimmoch (spelling may be incorrect). I recall going to Ohio as a little kid and seeing the indian mounds   I always wanted to go back in time and live in the "good old days". Best wishes, Laurie Nelson Magalia, CA

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From: Randall Hickman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Delva Afrika Korps

Date: 06/15/2005 10:55:41 AM I have 2 bottles of the Afrika Korps Mystery Liquor. Jamaican Rhum and Scotch Whiskey. I am wanting to get an appraisal on these 2 bottles if you would be so kind. Thank You

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From: TodWollersheim

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Here is a challenge, please help on this one

Date: 06/14/2005 11:15:14 PM Hi, I must first say I love your posts and have alot of respect for your no-nonsense knowledge of bottles and the many people you help out with your answers. I have found an old catch of buried bottles on a remote coastal site near Santa Cruz , CA . The beer bottle pictured was found with many other beer bottles which are all amber and embossed "Cal Bottling Co. , Export Beer, SF" I have heard of these bottles before and been given some history on the Cal Bottling Co. This bottle is shaped the same as the ones described above but appears to be sandblasted with the words " CAL BOTTLING CO. " on one side and Wieland's little pop" on the other. Now I have heard of these bottles in green and clear but never one which is amber. Is it possible this is a very rare or unique bottle. Either way I would be grateful with some help on the rarity and value of this bottle. Much Thanks, Tod Attachment N1: weiland's%20little%20pop. jpg

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From: Indirain

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 06/14/2005 7:27:15 PM I purchased a white porcelain whiskey bottle at an auction in West Virginia and I am curious if there is any value. The bottom says " Exclusive design by Martia Spirits Ltd. From the Anniversary collection of Authentic Liverpool Porcelain " The front says Happy Birthday and has the Zodiac Signs all around it. The bottle is empty and the cork is broken. The label says Kentucky straight bourban whiskey Anniversry 12 years 90 proof. 1974 Thank you for the info. Vanessa

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From: rmarcum6

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Carnival Glass Bowl and Old Rossini Bottle

Date: 06/15/2005 1:28:56 PM Hello Digger , Well bro I'm totally new at this Hopefully you can assist me . I have these 2 family heirlooms brought over from southern Italy god knows when . My Grandmother brought the Lavender Bottle over in the early days ( she died in 1977 at 80 years of age ) and I was wondering if you could estimate the value of them . The Lavender Rossini Bottle is 6'' tall without the lid and 7. 5'' with . The bottle looks to have (as good as I can measure) a circumference of 6 '' . There isnít one little scratch or flaw in either of the pieces No Joke , need glass cleaner is all LOL . The Carnival Glass Bowl Is 9. 1/8'' at all the point to point across it and 2 7/8 at the highest points and 2 1/8 at the lowest points of the curves . Iím sending pics of the pieces so you can check them out . Let me now at your convenience what you think   . . Thank You    Ray Marcum   Attachment N1: Rossini Bottle. JPG Attachment N2: Even Closer of Rossini Bottle. JPG Attachment N3: Bottom of Rossini Bottle 2. JPG Attachment N4: Carnival Glass Bowl. JPG Attachment N5: Close-up Rossini bottle. JPG Attachment N6: Bottom Of Carnival Glass Bowl 2. JPG Attachment N7: Bottom of Carnival Glass Bowl. JPG Attachment N8: Bottom of Rossini Bottle 2. JPG

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From: SLAMIEZZZZ

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hey mr Digger mabey you can date these 4 me

Date: 06/14/2005 6:05:37 PM The snuff bottle my mom had for years she got it passed down from her grandmother, and the flasks what date do you think thay are ?both seams stop at the sholder , and the soda or beer?    thanks RickW                  Attachment N1: bottles%20001. jpg Attachment N2: bottles%20002. jpg

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From: wayne stubenrauch wtstu

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date: 06/15/2005 12:31:24 AM Hello, We are sorting through some old bottles kept by my mother and grandmother. We cannot seem to locate information on them. Can you help us? We are so grateful. E. L. Durkee & Co. Gloversville, NY Sealtest Milk Bottle Liquo O Zone Chicago Newbro's Herpicide For the Scalp M. R. M. C. Russell Maysville, Ky McCullough & Sons Pharmacists Lawrenceburg, IN Weismann's Pharmacy Sanitol for the Teeth None of them have caps on them. All are clear except for the Maysville, KY bottle Thanks again.

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From: Mirrorlug1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey bottle Question???

Date: 06/14/2005 3:11:10 PM Hello Digger, I found your website while diggin' for cluezz. . I have a sealed bottle of Old Bridgeport Pure Monongahela pure Rye whiskey. I bought this off of ebay around 5 years ago. The label says it was made in the Spring of 1916 and bottled in the Fall of 1924. I am sending you a picture of it. I hope you can give me some kind of idea of what it is worth. I have heard that Spirits do not hold value, just the bottle. . Im not the expert. So here it is. Please email me back with a reply.  Thanks, Neil Attachment N1: Neils3rdtimeatcarsale 015. jpg Attachment N2: Neils3rdtimeatcarsale 017. jpg Attachment N3: Neils3rdtimeatcarsale 018. jpg Attachment N4: Neils3rdtimeatcarsale 019. jpg Attachment N5: Neils3rdtimeatcarsale 020. jpg

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From: TIFFANY EATHERTON

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: E. C. Buoz's old cabin whiskey bottle

Date: 06/14/2005 5:57:31 PM Dear Digger, My husband came across a glass bottle that is green in the shape of a tall house w/ door & window etchings. It also has a tiled looking roof and the chimney is the spout w/ the cork in it. On the roof and on the side it says E. C Booz old cabin whiskey. On the other side it says 120 Walnut St. Philadelphia. Do you know if this is of any value? Thank you so much for any and all help. Sincerely, Tiffany

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From: Agie Yatsko agie.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 18th Century Bottle

Date: 06/14/2005 4:57:18 PM Dear Mr. Odell: I am working on a project to design a replica of an 18th century whiskey bottle. Do you know of any good resources where I can find pictures and descriptions of U. S. liquor bottles from the 1790s? Thanks so much! Agie Yatsko Distilled Spirits Council of the U. S.

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From: BookishSort70

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: awesome site

Date: 06/14/2005 11:31:22 AM Digger, I have been enjoying your site for a long time, have learned a lot, but still have a ton to go and while I don't think i'll ever have all my bottles figured out, I have fun. The reason for my email was that I would like to send you a bottle book I found awhile back and thought of you. It's from 1963 complete with price guides for that time and really a cute example of an "old time" bottle book. If nothing else I thought you might smile at the chance to see how they priced collectible bottle way back when. My name should say something and as a book dealer I come across old booklets like this very rarely and would love to send it to you as my way of thanking you for all the wonderful information. This booklet helped me ID a Chinese "win" bottle which I think they meant wine, but hell who knows!! Again thanks for all your hard work and bravo to you sir. be well, Ellen Starosta I have the Chinese Win jug shown third one over on the left. I hope to hear from you soon and take care!! Attachment N1: stuff%20030. jpg Attachment N2: stuff%20031. jpg Attachment N3: stuff%20032. jpg

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From: We5Hel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ink bottle with two trade marks on it. Erade on one side and ink out on other.

Date: 06/14/2005 10:30:21 AM I have been digging in dumps for about fourty years and have found just about everything once or twice. Only one problem, most of them broken, I have sold most of them and keep my special ones. This bottle is about 2and one half inchs tall and has trade mark ink out on one side and trade mark Erade in funny writing on the other. Has dropper and cork in it and is perfect. Made in Montclair, N. J. . On bottom C-3, 6, 7. Color is same as snuff bottles. I read in a book twenty years ago about a bottle with a double trade mark. I believe it was this one is why I keep it so long and it said that because of the double trade marks make it more rae and more valuable, like stamps. I lost the bottle for twenty years and found the bottle in a box up in the attic and now lost the book. I knew I had one like it but could never find it. Is it it. Thanks (Treasure Hunter)

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From: Sandra.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glass mark question

Date: 06/14/2005 10:58:39 AM Dear Digger, I have a manganese tinted glass tumbler with a distinct diamond pattern and I believe it to be called the "fine cut and panel", or the "Nova Scotia Diamond" pattern. The base of the glass is recessed and a mark with a W inside a heart is embossed in the centre. My problem is that in all of the books and on-line sites I've looked at, I cannot find this mark. Can you help? Thank you. Sincerely, Sandra L. Santesso

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From: Fred Find

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date: 06/13/2005 11:54:17 PM I just got through digging a cistern in Texas where I found (not old) a lot of Heinz bottles and etc. quiet a variety most probably 30-40"s, some screw caps. Where can I get the best or most info , pics to identify them. I have probably 100

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From: Shawn & Tori

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 06/13/2005 9:13:42 PM Hello, my name is Tori. My dad found a glass bottle of water from the Hall of Waters. It says it was bottled by the Mineral Water System in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. It is a clear bottle with what looks like a crown on the top and on the cap are the letters N W with a V over both letters. It contains 10 fluid oz. and on the bottom of the bottle in the middle is the numbers 3910-A. To the left of the main number is 03, to the right is 72, and below the main number is 17. I was wondering if this was the date it was manufactured. Also I would appreciate any information you can give me about this bottle as I have never heard of the Hall of Waters, until I started to make some inquiries. Thank you for your time, Tori

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From: Pat Shannon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 06/13/2005 10:55:42 PM Hello Digger, At the end of this I'll insert three photos. I've read a lot on your site but still have no idea how old this is. Is it a champagne bottle? It's not damaged at all other than some roughness around the rim. It stands 12Ĺ" tall and weighs 26 ounces. It's olive green. The lady I got it from said it was hand blown but again, I have no idea. What can you tell me? Age, hand blown etc. Oh, and what do you think it was used for? Thank you, Pat Shannon See what looks like 2 vertical cracks? One is right near the top and the other is mid way down and slants to the right. They're bubbles in the glass. See the part that goes up in the bottle? I put my finger underneath to see if it was rough or what and was surprised to find that it comes back down again. It feels rounded and smooth. Attachment N1: green bottle. jpg Attachment N2: green bottle rim. jpg Attachment N3: green bottle bottom. jpg

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From: Ken France

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Identification help

Date: 06/13/2005 10:25:21 PM Can you help me identify the bottles in the attached photos? Thanks, Ken Attachment N1: Picture 002. jpg Attachment N2: Picture 003. jpg

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From: KIMBERLY MEUNIER k.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles

Date: 06/13/2005 10:23:19 PM Hello im kimmy, I was wondering if you could help me? I have alot of glass bottles all different types of old bottles and medicine bottles do you no what I could look up to see what there worth or what types of bottles are worth $$ Thank you for your time!!

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From: lynndale

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: mr. tilford kentucky straight bourbon bottle

Date: 06/13/2005 6:57:45 PM the bottle I have found has a gold colored cage around it and has a music box built into the bottom of it   . could you give me some info   or someone who could thank you very much roger            

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From: Armt2be

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle of london dry gin

Date: 06/13/2005 3:40:29 PM Hi Digger, I bought a bottle of Gilbey's London Dry Gin from a yard sale and I was wondering if you might know how old it is. I don't have a picture, but the label reads   . Registered Trade Mark Gilbey's London Dry Gin Distilled & Bottled By Gilbey's Canada Toronto 14 The bottle is frosted and the cap is gold. It still has the seal on it, and a sale price of $2. 85. If you know anything please let me know   I'm curious to see how old it is. Thanks alot. Lina Lalonde. beezwakzz30

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From: Ian Tolfree

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 06/12/2005 6:24:53 PM Hi, I found you on a google search and can find no other info on it so I'm giving you a shot. I have a bottle and am trying to get a value on it, I think it is ~1891 (thatís the only date on the label). Is a dark green, unopened (it still has the cover on the cap) bottle of beameister moselbluemechen wine. It has the label on it and everything. Thanks IAn Ian M. Tolfree

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From: SLAMIEZZZZ

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: BottleQuestion

Date: 06/13/2005 11:21:44 AM yea its olive

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From: njohnston1 njohnston1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Indian Maiden Bitters bottle

Date: 06/13/2005 3:56:14 PM Hi, I ran across your site while researching a bottle I've had for a while. As you can see it is an Indian Maiden? It is clear glass, the writing on the shield reads: Indian Herb Brown's Celebrated Bitters. I do not see any other writing. It appears to be in 3 sections. It stands approximately 12" tall x 3 3/4" across the base. There are bubbles throughout and what I believe is a stress crack about 2 inches long through the middle. Otherwise it appears to be in very good condition. Do you have any information you could possibly share with me such as age and value? Thank you in advance for your time. Best Regards, Norm Johnston p. s. I also have a pistol bottle, but there is not any writing that I can see. I am sending a photo of both. Attachment N1: Pict0084. JPG Attachment N2: Pict0054. JPG

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From: Margaret J. Guetzko

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I don't know you are the person to ask,    .

Date: 06/13/2005 11:01:31 AM I have a set of my father's "girly" glasses. He most likely bought them in the 1940's. They have a colored bowl and a stretching naked lady in clear glass for the stem. The bowls are purple, green, yellow and orange. They look like pin-up girls. Do you know anyone who can identify them for me or estimate the value (if any?) Thank you, mjgcom

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From: Graphic Knitting Patterns grkp

To: 'Digger' jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Here are the pictures

Date: 06/12/2005 8:03:32 PM Let me know if you have any problems with the pictures. All the bottles look the same this one has some condition problems the other 19 look perfect. This one has a small chip on the border that says old rye (just under the R) hard to see Also the connection at the top of the bottle has an indentation you can see in one of the close-ups of the top. It also looks as if during the manufacturing the top of the bottle was touched and it has a slight smooth dip in it. You can also see this in one of the pictures. Will I find this bottle in your book? Any info you could give me would be great. Thanks Reid

From: Graphic Knitting Patterns

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 8:26 PM

Subject: Question for Diggger I opened a box that was in my grandmother's garage and came across 20 of these small bottles that are all aqua in color all have a man on the side and they all say FOR PIKS PEAK an eagle on the back and in the oval below the eagle is says Pittsburgh PA. They all have a globy looking top. It almost looks as if the top was made separate from the bottle. Can you tell me anything about these bottles I would really appreciate hearing from you. Best regards Reid

To: Graphic Knitting Patterns grkp

Subject: Re: Question for Diggger Sound like they could be original Pike's Peak Flasks. . I would need a picture. . to be certain. Value depends upon what you have and without more information I cannot be very specific. They could be $50-1000 depending on a number of factors. Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebook Digger Attachment N1: DSCN0532. jpg Attachment N2: DSCN0536. jpg Attachment N3: DSCN0537. jpg Attachment N4: DSCN0540. jpg Attachment N5: DSCN0541. jpg

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From: Andora

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glass bottle to identify

Date: 06/12/2005 4:13:44 PM Hi Digger. I was cleaning out my grandmother's liquor cabinet and came across a clear glass bottle 8 1/2 inches tall shaped like a genie bottle, but clear. It has a white plastic screw-on cap and had a liquor inside that had crystallized somewhat that I couldn't identify (No way was I tasting it!) On the bottom of the bottle it says "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE" in a circle around the bottom. It also has numbers that look like this:  6 4252 4 D126 63            a symbol on the bottom of the numbers here (looks like a T) Any help would be great. Thanks, Andora

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From: Brandon Gerber low_

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: SODA BOTTLE

Date: 06/12/2005 4:50:55 PM We have a clear Barq's soda bottle it is a 12 oz bottle. On the bottom of the bottle it has Property of IND Dr pepper Indianapolis, Ind. It also looks like it has the Ball name on it too like the ball fruit jars. Could you please tell us something about this bottle? We have other Barq's bottles just like this except no names or towns on them anywhere. Is this a rare bottle or a misprint or what? Thanks for any info you can give us. We have a clear Barq's soda bottle it is a 12 oz bottle. On the bottom of the bottle it has Property of IND Dr pepper Indianapolis, Ind. It also looks like it has the Ball name on it too like the ball fruit jars. Could you please tell us something about this bottle? We have other Barq's bottles just like this except no names or towns on them anywhere. Is this a rare bottle or a misprint or what? ; Thanks for any info you can give us

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From: Mary Bunker

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Not sure of the age or maker???

Date: 06/12/2005 9:09:44 AM Hi Digger, I bought this bottle at a yard sale for $1 and I came home and scoured the Internet for one like it. It does resemble the Lestoil bottles, except it is blank on one side and on the other   well   Look and you tell me. I checked out the mouth of the bottle per your online instructions. It has a seam on the side of the bottle, going up until you reach just below the neck Then it changes to smooth, but on the front and back of the lip is clearly a seam. There is a slight showing of twisting on the top as I saw some tiny lines depicting the glass going sideways. I am thinking that this is a reproduction piece, but then I do not know much about these bottles. I just knew that this one was not like any I seen when researching my other Lestoil bottle. Any help you can give me would be wonderful! It measures approx. 8 1/2" tall X 5 1/2" or just under at the widest I took a bunch of photos   Check them out below! Thanks Digger! Mary Attachment N1: Bottle - Front. jpg Attachment N2: Bottle - Rear. jpg Attachment N3: Bottle - Side Lip. jpg Attachment N4: Bottle - Front Lip. jpg Attachment N5: Bottle - Bottom. jpg

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From: Rick Bruce reb12

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 06/12/2005 2:20:42 AM Digger, I just bought a couple of old cars and found three old bottles in one of them. One is a clear rectangular bottle. On the bottom of it says Curl in the corner and then across the middle it says Sta-Bac, and in the bottom corner it says set. Curl Sta-Bac Set. On the side it has 3 lines around an inch apart. The next one is a small brown med type bottle about 2. 5 in. high with 18-S-B on the bottom. The last one is about 5 in. tall and is light lavender in color and looks like an old coke or Pepsi bottle. It is not as big as the old 5 cent Coke bottles though. It might top off at 5 ounces @ the most. These were found in Tucson, are in good shape , and it would be much appreciated if you could help me with these mysteries. The clear one I would think is probably a ladies hair set bottle maybe from the early 20th century. Possibly for the flapper generation?   . . Best Rick

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From: ZBEIMAN

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 06/11/2005 6:25:01 PM Dear Sir; I bought in South America two part cast bottles, with bottom signs as Oxford, Belfast, New york, , letter H. The island was a British Colony once. Is there any value? thanks jeff

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From: Noni McCraw

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Amber flask bottles

Date: 06/11/2005 7:50:37 PM Digger, I recently acquired a box full of bottles. I am trying to find out about the unique bottles. One is an amber flask with the letters E B & Co on the base, along with the number 1731. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? Thank you, Noni A. McCraw Digger, I recently acquired a box full of bottles. ; I am trying to find out about the unique bottles. ; One is an amber flask with the letters E B ; & Co on the base, along with the number 1731. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? Thank you, Noni A. McCraw

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From: DSEILER26

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bicentennial bottle

Date: 06/11/2005 3:44:30 PM Hi, I recently found a bottle wrapped in leather and it says "The bicentennial of the United States off America 1776-1876. It says it was made in Italy on the bottom. Do you think it is worth anything and if so how can I find out exactly how much? Thank you. Dawn dseiler26

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From: Sunshinethatme

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: javex bottle (glass)

Date: 06/11/2005 3:28:47 PM Hi Jaok, Wild in the woods looking for wild garlic I came upon a brown javex bottle with screw cap on    . . the bottle is brown with the words JAVEX on both sides around the short neck      also in smaller print it is written javex 32oz. I would like to know more about this bottle as I believe it is old    I am 53 and can not remember ever seeing a javex glass bottle       I do know it is made at a company in toronto canada    . I want to thank you for your time    . . I remain       sunshint that me         

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From: Westeaston4

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: presidential decanter

Date: 06/11/2005 3:17:25 PM hi digger, bought this decanter at yard sale, on bottom of bottle it says wheaton nj first edition, on front picture of abe head feb12, 1809 abraham lincoln apr 15, 1865on back side of bottle it says of the people for the people shall not perish from the earth gettysburg address abe lincoln 16th president of the us color of decanter looks like carnival glass what do you think of this, also have a bottle in the shape of washington head gray color bottom of head says wheaton nj on side of head says GENL G. first in war other side says whashington first in peace 4 inches high I have an old square green gin bottle of bottle it says WALKERS then the mark of an x KILMAROCK WHISKEY 1563any information thanks westeaston

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From: SteveE963

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help identifying

Date: 06/11/2005 2:27:06 PM I want to start out by saying thank you in advance for any help identifying my bottle found behind a plaster shower wall in a late 1800's to early 1900's apartment building I was renovating in Binghamton, New York. I have enclosed (embedded and attached) a few pictures of the bottle in hopes that you might be able to help me out. I'd like to know as much info as I can on this one. It is very nice of you to answer so many emails and thank you very much for your time. Have a great day. :o) Attachment N1: MVC-009F. JPG Attachment N2: MVC-010F. JPG Attachment N3: MVC-011F. JPG Attachment N4: MVC-005F. JPG Attachment N5: MVC-006F. JPG Attachment N6: MVC-007F. JPG Attachment N7: MVC-008F. JPG Attachment N8: MVC-005F. JPG Attachment N9: MVC-006F. JPG Attachment N10: MVC-007F. JPG Attachment N11: MVC-008F. JPG Attachment N12: MVC-009F. JPG Attachment N13: MVC-010F. JPG Attachment N14: MVC-011F. JPG

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From: Maria Newman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: benjamin franklin flask

Date: 06/11/2005 5:56:32 PM Dear sir. I have an amber color flask made by T. C. Wheaton Glass Co. Millville N. J. Size is 1pint on one side is a bust of Ben Franklin, on the other side 1888 Glass house above a house under the house Wheaton glass co Millville N. Does it worth anything or just a nice decorative object? Thank you for your time. Sicerely Jozsef I. Schuller

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From: Slygurl42

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about an old coca cola bottle

Date: 06/11/2005 1:02:08 PM A friend of mine found an old coca cola bottle and he was wondering if it is worth anything. It was called the "D Patent Cokes" bottled 1938-1951 Patent #105529 The coca cola was distributed by the Philadelphia Coca Cola Bottling Company Any information is appreciated.

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From: Emily Cross

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 06/11/2005 3:57:50 PM Hi there I see you are bottle mad. I have a brown bottle that I know is old as it has been with me all my life (I am 30) but I can't find anything out about it. It is brown and is a poison bottles of Evans London. It reads 'Liq, Strychninae - (old e/a crossed) Hydrochloridi P. B Dose - 3 to 12 minims POISON (in red letters) sch. 1 (underneath in small red letters) Made in Evans Pharmaceutical Laboratories by Evans Medical Supplies Liverpool and London. It has 'POISON' imprinted above the label on the brown glass. I have no idea how old it is etc. Can you help at all please? see pics enclosed Many thanks Emily Attachment N1: Picture 002. jpg Attachment N2: Picture 001. jpg

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From: Noni McCraw nonimccraw

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Antique bottle info

Date: 06/11/2005 9:38:53 AM Digger, How do I find out what these bottles could be worth. I also Have a Dr. Fahrney & Sons preparation bottle. Also a Waterman clear glass, 2 oz. bottle. Please help me I have so much to learn. Thank You, Noni A. McCraw Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.comwrote: Globe Mills operated from 1904-1920 the earlier bottles had a blob type top the latter ones would not. Owl drug bottles were made well into the 1920s as well. . sounds like you have a good start on your collection. Learn more on my web site. Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebook Digger From: Noni McCraw

 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 8:45 AM

Subject: Antique bottle info Digger, I am very new to bottle collecting and have acquired a few bottles that have my interest. I have one that I believe to be a Owl Drug Company bottle. It is clear glass with the owl on the mortar embossed on the front. I believe it to be 16 ounces. I also have a Globe A1 bottle. It is very embossed with a globe, words- A Trade Mark -and A Grade Mark around the globe. It states underneath that Globe Mills of California. I hope you can give me some help on these. Thank You, Noni A. McCraw Digger, How do I find out what these bottles could be worth. ; I also Have a Dr. Fahrney & Sons preparation bottle. Also a Waterman clear glass, 2 oz. bottle. Please help me I have so much to learn. Thank You, Noni A. McCraw

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From: CecilyHD

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Joseph Rickey of Gin Rickey Fame

Date: 06/11/2005 4:27:44 AM On your website, you have a collection of pre-Prohibition bottle labels--I am interested in getting and using a copy of the one bearing the image of Joseph Rickey for an article I am writing on Washington DC history. Rickey, as you probably know, was a grand old drinker here in Washington--when his favorite drinking establishment closed due to the death of its proprietor, Rickey did the only thing he could--he bought it himself. There, the "Joe Rickey" was born--a drink which was actually made with rye, not gin. Your help is appreciated. C. Hilleary

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From: SUSANPOZ

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: medicine bottle

Date: 06/10/2005 7:05:33 PM Hi, I am from the Boston, MA, area and I have family in New Brunswick, Canada. Every year my family and I would vacation there. One summer I was at the beach and dug up an old medicine bottle, ironically from Boston. Its green has 12 rectangular edges to it and is etched DR S. A. Tuttle Boston, MA. It has a small chip on the opening of the bottle. What can you tell me about this bottle? How old is it, etc. Thank you, Sue Pozerycki 

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From: Paul Rich aulrichjr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I Just Wanted To Ask You A Question

Date: 06/10/2005 6:35:49 PM I found a bottle day in my yard it was kind of buried. It is brown not very big, but I was wondering what the numbers and letters on the bottom mean. The Letters are on top it is 1 and in the middle of a hexagon is a capital F and on the bottom it is 9-9 48. If you would please answer my question. Thanks!!!!

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From: sandy hill sandyhill3864

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 06/10/2005 2:46:32 PM This bottle is from the Nehi Bottling Company in Charleston, WV. |Red and yellow embossed lettering. My Grandmother used it when he children were young for a sprinkle bottle for her laundry. So it does have an antique sprinkler on top the bottle. I know the bottle is at least 60- 70 years old. I am trying to sell this item because my Grandmother is ill and I need to be with her. Any help with this appraisal or sell will be appreciated. Thank you, Sandy Hill

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From: oy vetchasat

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hello Digger

Date: 06/10/2005 2:53:19 PM Hello Digger, I have a bottle I found in a Wi. junkshop going out of busness 25 years ago. It's a 1 gallon, brown molded glass, side handle jug with a relief of a bunch of grapes on the back/front? with a smooth side on the front/back? for a label? It has the marks on the bottom (PATENTN 107541 107542) and a (0) in the center   and the combined letters MG. I assumed it was of no value accept for asthetics   any info on this bottle? thanks Ken

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From: Ana Acton anag

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rosenblatt Co. Wine Bottle

Date: 06/10/2005 2:22:45 PM LeavesIn response

To: "First I would like to introduce myself. My name is Annette, and I own an organizing business. I do not collect anything so I have no idea how to look something up that is old. In my job I open several boxes and reconnect my clients with whatever it is they want to go through and organize. In this process with one of my clients we opened a shoe box that had an old wine bottle in it. I do not think the wine is valuable but I think the history of the bottle might be. I am doing research for my client for she is old and one of the most kindest people I know. The following information is what the label says I can get more information about the style of the bottle if needed. I had my client put the bottle somewhere safe so I will have to be the go between. The label reads: Bottled by the Rosenblatt Co. producer San Francisco, CA - Bottled Nov. 17, 1912 Exposition Quality Muscatel wine Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Compliments of Jack Hamilton 517 North 21st St. Portland, OR The bottle is dark brown, the label has no raised lettering, the bottle is about 12 inches high, the cork is still in the bottle with a metal cap over that such as the old coca cola bottles used to have, or still do I really don't pay that much attention. I do not know where else to search for information regarding this hopefully you will be able to direct me in the right direction. Thank you so much for your time and I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Annette" Not sure but my family has told me about family from San Fransisco, the Rosenblatt Brothers, who made wine but then went out of business during the prohibition. Ana Acton Attachment N1: Leaves Bkgrd. jpg

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From: Barbara Bassett

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Seaside Nurser

Date: 06/10/2005 2:09:00 PM I have a seaside nurser baby bottle, a small section of the hose is inside of it. I also have a photo of my great grandmothers' oldest brother, Uncle Charlie holding this very bottle. I am 76 and am passing things that are important to my kids or? Should I ship this bottle to a museum back in Indiana, from whence it came? If so can you give me a value for tax purposes? Barbara Woodland, Ca.

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From: John

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles up the wazoo

Date: 06/10/2005 9:37:06 AM At a household auction I bought 5 boxes of misc. including many old bottles such as Hoods sarsaparilla, Hayner distillering, kellerstrauss distilling (both St. Louis) and Craf (or Graf) Bros. Iowa City Iowa, W. T. Rawleigh med co. Freeport ILL. plus many others. Any info on these appreciated. Did I get my . 50$ worth? John Date: 6/8/2005

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From: Im1benton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: soda bottles

Date: 06/10/2005 12:47:24 AM Dear Digger, Upon my grandfathers passing he gave me a small collection of "painted label soda bottles" ranging in brands from pepsi to mission and Delaware punch. I know they are only from about 1970 or so. . and have found similar bottles but nothing really that matches exactly what I have. They are mostly the 16 oz money back returnable glass bottles in rather good condition. My main question is where is a place I could find the price, and or worth of these bottles, and pictures of them to make sure they match. Any help would be wonderful. thx Rachael

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From: Gary

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 06/10/2005 12:01:28 AM Hi there just wondering if you can tell me about an old 1930 bottle that on the bottom says PROPERTY OF C. D. G. A. LIMITED around the edge and a big C D L in the middle. Thanks, Susan Egl

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From: CAROLE genie91335

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: info. on bottle ?

Date: 06/10/2005 12:23:53 AM CAROLE WYLIE genie91335 Hi, I'm glad I found your web site. My son found an old bottle on the job site where he is working. The bottle is brown w/cork top, 5-6 in. tall, on the side with indented letters, not sticking out are: Hy-pro and on the botton a number 6 or a 9 which ever way you look at it. We thought it looked like a very old peroxide bottle but I have my doubts now. I'm in my late 60's and I don't know unless it goes back into the 1800's. What is it and approximately worth of bottle ? Thank you so very much. Great Grandma Carole

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From: chris cspotter@lake

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Scandia Extract

Date: 06/09/2005 10:37:50 PM Do you have any info on a square embossed aqua blue bottle that reads "Scandia Extract Co. " with the seam that does not go to the top of the bottle? My wife found it several years ago in north eastern Minnesota. Thanks, Chris 

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From: thom

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle found

Date: 06/09/2005 6:14:22 PM You have a great website. We would like to know if you know anything about the following bottle: Clear light bluish green glass. 6. 75" tall. The seam stops before the top. It looks like what described as an applied blob. 2. 25" diameter at base with a 1" opening. Inscription: West Point Bottling Works Lanier Bros Prop'ts There is a 25 on the bottom of the bottle. Attached is a picture of inscription on front and bottle. Bottle was found in Fairfield Plantation in Villa Rica, Georgia. Any info is appreciated. Cindi and Thom Fitzpatrick Attachment N1: west point bottle email. JPG

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From: Rose

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: IMG_0366. JPG

Date: 06/09/2005 7:03:50 PM IMG_0366. JPG My mother is trying to find out the value of the attached Teacher's whiskey - she is unsure of the date as well. Can you provide me with any information as to the date of the bottle and it's worth? Thank you Attachment N1: IMG_0366. JPG

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From:

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BEAN BOTTLES

Date: 06/09/2005 1:46:17 PM I have a large collection of these collectable bottles A complete Train set Golf Cart T-Bird Pink Cadillac Corvette Chevy Convertible All are in excellent condition, sealed liquor bottle in place Do you know the value of the bottles, would you be interested in purchasing them or brokering a purchase We are moving soon so I prompt reply would be greatly appreciated (I need to know if the mover will have to move them or not) Thank you Victoria Pinilis

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From: nyisha counselgoldsmith

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: value of a pepsi bottle from 1960

Date: 06/09/2005 11:46:24 AM hey digger I own a longneck pepsi bottle it's in good condition and it's from the 1960's I really would like to find the value of this bottle hopefully you will be able to help me out in finding this information thanks and hope to hear from you soon

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From: Habhammer99

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1971 Paul Lux Hockey decanters

Date: 06/09/2005 11:18:05 AM Hi Digger   . I was wondering if you have any information about the 1971 Paul Lux Hockey decanters? I do have (5) different types/colors and was wondering how many variations there are? They are approximately 14" tall and the base reads ' liquor bottle 185' and 'created by Paul Lux 1971'. There is a sticker at the base stating it was manufactured by 'O. B. R' or 'Old Blue Ribbon' and bottled by 'Nation Hill Co. ' or 'Old Blue Ribbon Co. ' of St. Louis, MO. If you have any websites or links available where my questions can be answered   . I am more interested in finding out how many variations that there are & a little history about Paul Lux and his different types of decanters. I also have a 1973 Paul Lux Hockey decanter and it is slightly smaller than the 1971 decanter. It is approximately 1" - 1. 5" smaller than the 1971 decanter and has the same markings on the bottom of the base   except for the year 1973. Thanks . Wayne Brandon, Manitoba Canada

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From: Jerry and Janet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle bottoms

Date: 06/09/2005 12:35:48 AM Digger I have a generic question covering most types and styles of bottles found today. The question is, At what time frame in history did bottle manufactures start using the "checked non-skid ring" that is seen on the bottom of most modern bottles? This distinctive ring pattern can be found on most every type and shape of bottle glassware currently in use today. I have looked in a number of publications to try and find when in history this was started. Help me answer this question if you can.  Thank you  Jerry

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From: Thatorclan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 2 Bottles

Date: 06/08/2005 3:40:24 PM I have a bottle that is clear in color with a little green cast to it, It is approximately 10 and a half inches tall and 7 inches wide in diameter around the middle . the mouth of the jar is not quite 4 inches in diameter but angles up. it has lots of little bubbles in the glass and a dent in the bottom of the glass it also has a pontil mark on the bottom. it feels rough and when it sits it sits slightly to one side. the bottle is round looks kind of like a gallon jug, it has no writing on it at all and no seems at all. the other bottle is amber in color the seam on the side does not go up to the mouth. it has a sort of a triangle on the bottom with a oval though it and the number 4 and under that R 125 and under that 64, it says one quart and at the top it has a crown that says trade W mark, on the front it says Federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle and then it has several designs on the front with a W on either side in the middle and lines down both sides can you tell me anything about either bottle like how old they are and what the value would be? thanks in advance for your help Patty

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From: Emmett

To: Digger O'Dell JAOK20@BOTTLEBOOKS.com

Subject:

Date: 06/08/2005 2:33:03 PM Hi Digger, Just purchased this (shell ink) in Maine while on vacation. I have not seen one like it before. The glaze is Rockingham and it looks a lot like the Ohio or PA. types. Have you ever seen one like it? Any info from your book of knowledge would be appreciated. Emmett PS: I have another photo is you desire. Attachment N1: Shell ink-2. jpg

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From: Jacqueline

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Odd Owl Drug Co. bottle

Date: 06/08/2005 1:46:24 PM Jeepers, that was a quick response! Thank you so much for the info. I'm off to re-visit your website now. I want to find out how to tell machine-made from - what? - hand-made? (There's no pontil on my bottle and with the seams, I figure that rules out hand-blown. ) BTW, my partner has a number of wonderful German wood-carved bottle stoppers. He carves as well, so he made me the most delightful little owl stopper to top of my Owl Drug Company bottle and together they are now on display on my fireplace mantel. Kewl, huh? Thanks again, Jacq On Jun 8, 2005, at 8:35 AM, Digger wrote: Very very nice bottle. I'd estimate at least $100 maybe $150-200 if machine made probably less in the $75 range. Owl made hundreds of products. I have not seen this one before and think it must be scarce. Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebook Digger ----- -----

From: Jacqueline

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 7:04 PM

Subject: Odd Owl Drug Co. bottle Hello Digger, I was looking through Google to try and find out all I could about the Owl Drug Company and it's bottles when I ran across your website. I am sending two photos of a bottle I have in the hope that you can tell me something about it. It seems to be a unique shape and the label, although old and worn, still reads "Superior Bay Rum - Alcohol 48 per cent   manufactured by the Owl Drug Store   " and so on. It's made of clear glass with seams on both sides and is round with a gracefully curved top portion. I'd sure appreciate it if you could tell me more about it, especially what it might be worth. Thanks so much! Jacqueline image. tiffimage. tiff

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From: Denise_

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Tiffany Bottle

Date: 06/08/2005 12:10:41 PM I have a 1776 Seagrams Tiffany Bottle. It is in the box and bag w/seal still in tact. Could you tell me what it may be worth or where to go to find out? Thank you very much, Denise

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From: KSalazar

To: 'Digger' jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: Clay Bottle Questions

Date: 06/08/2005 10:43:35 AM Yes my bottle looks just like those on the web page that you sent me. Are these Stone Gins rare and/or valuable? Thanks for the help.

From: Digger [mail

To:jaok20@bottlebook] Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 8:32 AM

To: KSalazar

Subject: Re: Clay Bottle Questions I am guessing you have a gin or mineral water bottle. Here is a link http://www. antiquebottles. co. za/Pages/Categories/StoneGins. htm ----- Original Message -----

From: KSalazar

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 10:30 PM

Subject: Clay Bottle Questions Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me about a bottle I have. It is a tall clay bottle, looks very old. Written on are the words, "Herzogthum Nassau". Above these words is a circle with this word, "SELTERS" and what looks like a lion in a circle within the larger circle. Do you know anything about this bottle. Thanks

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From: Nature4joyce

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle questions   

Date: 06/08/2005 5:43:22 AM I have dug up several bottles in my yard. One of them was a Hicks Capudine medicine bottle. I was wondering if you recognized any of these in the pics? The first one from the left looks like a wine bottle and has a Q on the bottom and random bubbles in the glass The second one from the left has "duraglass" on it and measurement marks on the side. The next two have no distinguishing marks. All were found buried with the Capudine bottle (not shown). Attachment N1: bottles1. jpg Attachment N2: bottles2. jpg

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From: Sorgereym

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 06/08/2005 5:34:58 AM Hi Digger, I have a Suffolk Pig Bitters that is a yellowish brown (sort of a honey color) color. It is 9 1/2" long. It has the word Bourbon in white raised letters on one side with suffolk bitters also in raised letters but not white, and America's Suffolk Bitters Life Preserver raised on the other side. Does this mean it is a reproduction or how do I tell? There is also bubbles in the glass and the seams do not go to the end of the lip. How much would it be worth? Also, I have a 6 1/2" light green bottle that says Germany Fad. Richter & C, Rudolstadt Wien, Olten Rottendam, London New York. I saw someone asked a question about the 9", but could not find one for the 6 1/2". How much would this be worth? One last question. I have a I W Harper decanter with the Roman Coins from 1953. Any idea how much this would be worth? They are both in mint condition Thanks A Lot, Mary

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From: winifred

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 3:43 PM

Subject: dali bottle Dear Digger, We have in our possession a Salvador Dali wine bottle purchased in 1968. We believe it was commissioned by Antico Rosso a liquer firm. Later on the mould was destroyed making it a limited edition. I have included photos on an attachment. Would you be able to give us some estimate of its current value? We are thinking of selling it on e bay. yours truly David and Jill . Attachment N1: dali bottle. jpg Attachment N2: dali bottle. jpg Attachment N3: David Bottle 1. jpg Attachment N4: David Bottle 2. jpg

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From: KSalazar

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Clay Bottle Questions

Date: 06/07/2005 10:30:32 PM Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me about a bottle I have. It is a tall clay bottle, looks very old. Written on are the words, "Herzogthum Nassau". Above these words is a circle with this word, "SELTERS" and what looks like a lion in a circle within the larger circle. Do you know anything about this bottle. Thanks

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From: Dwayne Ross

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: questions about this bottle

Date: 06/07/2005 9:13:40 PM And one other thing how many fluid Oz do you think it is. I have other bottles also if you would like to see them. just to let you know I'm not trying to bug you or sell you something. The story is I have this one bottle on ebay right now and have sold one batch of twelve for $12. 75 to a lady, and have more on this week and another guy wants 30. This got me wondering if maybe I was giving them away and there really worth something. Thank you very much for taking time out for me    . Dwayne. Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.comwrote:I do not either. Looks like a soda or beer not American. Cannot tell from the photo if it is new or not. Need to see both the lip and base up close. Value would not be great in any case $2-20 Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebook Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: Dwayne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com; ross888auctions Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 11:39 PM

Subject: questions about this bottle Hello Sir/ Mam: I was wondering about this bottle that I have sent you in this attachment, can you Identify it and tell me what I have. I have no idea what it is Theres no markings on the bottle. . I would be a great help to me . . Thank you. . Dwayne.

 

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From: Dwayne

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebook,

Subject: Re: questions about this bottle

Date: 06/07/2005 9:04:36 PM Hi : Thanks for your response    looks like your on here right now. Heres some more pic's . . here from you soon Digger. Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.comwrote: I do not either. Looks like a soda or beer not american. Cannot tell from the photo if it is new or not. Need to see both the lip and base up close. Value would not be great in any case $2-20 Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebook Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: Dwayne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com; ross888auctions Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 11:39 PM

Subject: questions about this bottle Hello Sir/ Mam: I was wondering about this bottle that I have sent you in this attachment, can you Identify it and tell me what I have. I have no idea what it is Theres no markings on the bottle. . I would be a great help to me . . Thank you. . Dwayne.

 Hi : Thanks for your responce    looks like your on here right now. Heres some more pic's . . here from you soon Digger; Looks like a soda or beer not american. ; Cannot tell from the photo if it is new or not. ; Need to see both the lip and base up close. /FONT FONT face=Arial size=2Value would not be great in any case $2- Hello Sir/ Mam: ; I was wondering about this bottle that I have sent you in this attachment, can you Identify it and tell me what I have. I have no idea what it is Theres no markings on the bottle. . I would be a great help to me . . Thank you. . Dwayne.

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From: Dmhea64

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: about a jar I have

Date: 06/07/2005 5:04:21 PM ht is about 11 inches its blue and gold trim it has angels around it, on the bottom of it. made in Italy 410/B BUT ITS NOT A STAMP. ITS LIKE someone wrote it in there when they made it. I pick it up in a little shop when I was 16. and that was 35 years ago. thanks Donya if I can I'll send a picture of it.

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From: RosyCh2256

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: S. N. Pike's Magnolia Bottle

Date: 06/07/2005 4:28:24 PM The lettering on the bottle is embossed. Would you know an estimated value of this bottle? Thanks Jessica

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From: Jacqueline

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Odd Owl Drug Co. bottle

Date: 06/07/2005 7:04:53 PM Hello Digger, I was looking through Google to try and find out all I could about the Owl Drug Company and it's bottles when I ran across your website. I am sending two photos of a bottle I have in the hope that you can tell me something about it. It seems to be a unique shape and the label, although old and worn, still reads "Superior Bay Rum - Alcohol 48 per cent   manufactured by the Owl Drug Store   " and so on. It's made of clear glass with seams on both sides and is round with a gracefully curved top portion. I'd sure appreciate it if you could tell me more about it, especially what it might be worth. Thanks so much! Jacqueline Attachment N1: DSCN0490. JPG Attachment N2: DSCN0491. JPG

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From: Reid

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Question for Diggger

Date: 06/07/2005 7:01:24 PM Can I send you a picture of one of them would you mind? I do not wont to take up to much of your time. I did see your book for sale on Ebay for 26. 00 any chance I could but it direct form you for that price? Let me know Thanks Reid -----Original Message-----

From: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.comSent: Jun 3, 2005 7:45 AM

To: Graphic Knitting Patterns grkp

Subject: Re: Question for Diggger Sound like they could be original Pike's Peak Flasks. . I would need a picture. . to be certain. Value depends upon what you have and without more information I cannot be very specific. They could be $50-1000 depending on a number of factors. Please visit my web site at http://www. bottlebook Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: Graphic Knitting Patterns

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 8:26 PM

Subject: Question for Diggger I opened a box that was in my grandmother's garage and came across 20 of these small bottles that are all aqua in color all have a man on the side and they all say FOR PIKS PEAK an eagle on the back and in the oval below the eagle is says Pittsburgh PA. They all have a globy looking top. It almost looks as if the top was made separate from the bottle. Can you tell me anything about these bottles I would really appreciate hearing from you. Best regards Reid

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From: Barbara

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 06/07/2005 5:49:17 PM Hello digger could you please give me a price on this item Do you know anything about this bottle? Is it worth anything? We do not know where it came from. Tell me, if you can, about it?s age, rarity, value & history. Black. 12 inches tall. On side, in white has profile of a roman man, whole body, sitting holding a spear, with his hat on the floor next to seat. There is a design at the top of picture. The neck has ridges or grooves. Printed on bottom: (in circle) FEDERAL LAW FOBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE. In the center: D-334 119 58 14 Bottle is in Excellent condition. Not a nick or scratch on it. thanks Barb

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From: Ibeubehebe

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle 3' under

Date: 06/07/2005 2:09:54 PM My bottle has : Dr W. B. Caldwell Montecello, Illinois the bottom has a circle approx size of 50 cent piece with diamond inside please tell me what it was used for and bottle value

Your bottle is machine made and the circle is the mark from the machine.  Here's the story of your $1-2 bottle Caldwell

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From: Robin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: michters whiskey jug

Date: 06/07/2005 6:06:08 PM Hi Digger, Was looking thru your site and found the exact bottle/jug I was going to ask you about but did not find a response, I was hoping you could share with me any information you found out on it for the other person who asked. The original question was from "Kat" dated 12-08-03, it is the michters pot still whiskey jug. All of the markings on mine are exact of hers. Thank you

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From: MarijoHelen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question   . .

Date: 06/07/2005 12:31:13 PM Hi Digger, I am stumped. What I have in hand is a burgundy leather covered clear bottle, that is covered from the bottom. Base is covered to completely and all the way up the base of the lip. The closure has leather cover cap with metal around it and twisted at the end. The metal around it appears to go through like a type of hinge, shaped into a circle. Inside, underneath the cap, it has a soft metal lining it like a soft tin, perhaps. The bottle itself has a round base and has 3 sides. The sides make it look like a triangle when looking down on it. Kind of concave like. Like dimples. Where the dimples are, there is no leather covering it. So, it kind of looks like 3 port glass windows. It is weaved with leather and a type of straw I believe around the port holes. The weaved straw also circles around the base and at the shoulder in the leather. It stands about 8 1/8" high. The neck is 4" round. I can't quite make out the embossed lettering on the bottom, because of the leather covering the bottom, but I believe it says, first line: A660. Second line: 0 and a 2, and at the last line I believe it reads, UGR or UOR??? I can see I think two seams on the lip but I can only see one seam on the body, as the leather maybe covering another. Any clue to as to what the date and price is for this bottle. I purchased it for $25, about 15 years ago at a antique shop. After purchasing it, 2 blocks later I stopped at another antique store and the person there said she would give me $50. 00. Regardless, if it only worth $1. 00 the beauty of it makes me feel like it is worth much more. Thank you ever so much for your research, and having this web site. I have learned a lot even though I couldn't find my bottle. Enjoy this day, Mari

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From: HARLEYDO

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dants boston tea party

Date: 06/07/2005 7:15:12 AM Digger I have two dant, s Americana bottles One eagle is facing left and one is facing right is this rare and what are they worth?  Thanks Al 

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From: Wenban- F. F.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Interesting (possibly!) bottle

Date: 06/07/2005 9:01:49 AM Dear Digger, I'd very much appreciate it if you had the time to consider this question. You are obviously an expert in the field. If you want to know anything about European pieces of prehistoric flint I can reciprocate! I recently cleared out my dec'd grandfather's cellar and came across a very strange bottle, still sealed and filled with its original liqueur. The bottle is c. 10 inches high, semi opaque very dark greenish-brown. It is triangular in cross-section, tapering towards the top. The base is circular, with numerous indentations around the perimeter, like a cog-wheel. The bottle is embossed "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RESALE OF THIS BOTTLE". The top of the bottle is sealed, probably corked under the wrapper, and the wrapper says "Simon Rynbende & Zonen, Schiedam" printed on the top and around the rim. The bottle has a faded paper label glued to it, with "Cherry brandy" in a slightly antiquated script, hand-written. Any ideas? Francis Wenban-Smith, Southampton, UK Homepage: http://www. soton. ac. uk/~ffws/New_ffws/index. htm www. soton. ac. uk/~ffws/New_ffws\index. html http://www. soton. ac. uk/~ffws/New_ffws/index. html Medway Valley Project: http://www. arch. soton. ac. uk/Research/MedwayValley/welcome/index. php http://www. arch. soton. ac. uk/Research/MedwayValley/welcome/index. php Dr. Francis  Dept. of Archaeology University of Southampton Southampton

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From: Joanne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 06/07/2005 7:41:27 AM I have an old ceramic bottle, shaped like a man. The stopper is his head. He has 3 sets of eyes, and it makes you dizzy. Have you ever heard of this bottle? No label or markings as to who made it, when, or what was in it.

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From: Andy iouamula

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old rc cola bottle

Date: 06/07/2005 1:52:21 AM Hello, I have fould 3 very old rc cola bottles never opened and still has the contents inside. Its 16 oz. The label is blue and has the logo on it, rc is in red. On the label it says "Return for Deposite" On the cap, (which the seel has not been broken or removed. ) it says "The Saver" in red letters. The cap also has a West Virginia shape with the number 1 in the middle. This is all red lettering. Also on the cap it says "Royal Crown Bottling Company, Charleston, W. Va. 25304. In the very middle of the bottle there is like a waist on the bottle, like it gets slimmer for about maybe an inch and then it goes straight down to the bottom of the bottle. On the front of the bottle at the middle (where it gets slimmer for about an inch) there is the words "BOTTLE TRADEMARK" and on the back it says "ROYAL CROWN COLA CO" On the very bottom of the bottle it says "RETURN FOR DEPOSIT" after that it has a circle with the number 1 in the middle of the circle. after that it has the initials RCC. After that it has an arrow pointing to the middle of the bottle. After that it has 6C 73 or GC 73, I cant make it clear. On another bottle there is a picture of what looks like an anchor or like a door with a window seperated into 4 glasses with hooks on both sides. It has the numbers 5 23 72. The 3rd bottle has GC 73 32 on the bottom. Everything else is the same on all 3 bottles, there are just different numbers on them. Can you please tell me how much I can sell these for, how much collectors are willing to pay. What year they were made. And any other information you know about these bottles would be greatly appreciated. Thank You -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: tomjones

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cobalt Blue Bottle

Date: 06/06/2005 8:25:07 PM I have a Cobalt Blue bottle that is round 2. 75 inches in Dia, 8 inches tall. The top looks like a thread spool with a cork. The bottle has two labels on it. The top one reads "CONC. ESS. QUiNCE, No. 6. " The bottom label reads Dodge & Olcott  86 & 88 William St  New York The bottle is 75 % full of some type of liquid. I would like to know any info that you can provide. Thank you, Tom Jones

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To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found a bottle

Date: 06/06/2005 3:24:08 PM Hi, My son found several bottles. One says: Keasbey & Mattison Co. Ambler, PA It is blue and maybe 6" from top to bottom. Can you tell us anything about the bottle? Thanks, Marie & Patrick

Here's the Story: Keasbey & Mattison

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From: RosyCh2256

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: S. N. Pike's Magnolia Bottle

Date: 06/06/2005 2:57:27 PM Dear Digger, Recently found bottle at local yard sell in a buy the whole box for a buck, wanted to know if this one has any value, , , have been looking and can't seem to find any info so I'm asking the expert   It's clear, 12 3/4 inches tall, hand blown, has air bubble, and is imprinted in the bottle "S. N. Pike's Magnolia The Fleischmann Co. Cincinnati. " There is a number one on the bottom. The top is had a glass stopper. The bottle is in great condition no cracks or chips. If you could tell me anything else about this bottle and what its value would be that would be great. Thanks so Much, Jessica in PA.

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From: Outlawwaugh

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glass bottle

Date: 06/06/2005 12:24:43 PM i have a clear glass bottle that has the name: trademark. s. maw. son &thompson. london in a circle on the front inside that is the shape of a three leaf clover style pattern on the back it has tablespoon measurements down the right and the numbers 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 on the left with a series of measuring lines in between them. it is an unusual shape it is clear glass with a rounded bottom. i have been told it could of been an old nursing baby bottle could you help me many thanks

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From: Msbaptist

To: jaok20@bottlebook, pkcaudill76

Subject: antique flask (bottle)

Date: 06/06/2005 9:35:26 AM Hello Digger, I am so happy I found out on the internet. I have a bottle that was my great grandmother's. She was an alcoholic, she kept it full of whatever alcohol she drank down in the pocket of her full length dress. It is clear glass with white swirls in it. It doesn't stand up at all. I just found your website, so I haven't taken a picture of it, which I can do, if you'd like to see it. I had a garage sale over the weekend and met a older gentleman that has a bottle collection. I showed him mine, he was very impressed, said it was from the 1800's, was a unique, hard to find one, and that he'd never seen one like it before. Please let me know if you are able to help me. I thank you for your interest in bottles, I find it interesting, and thank you for you time. Paula Caudill

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From: Ed Soe

To: digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle I. D.

Date: 06/06/2005 12:39:01 PM I have two Seagrams (non alcoholic bottles). . The first is Orange P. ____B 033080924104 A2W P 1923 The second is Raspberry 0336 1259 104 PA2E 2238. I need to find out when these bottles were made? Any ideas ???? thanks Ed Edward J. Soehnel  Date: 06/07/2005 12:43:35 PM re my email yesterday about bottle dates on Seagrams   attached photos of bottles, I used a pdf format. thanks ed Edward J. So Attachment N1: Seagrams. pdf

 

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From: TAMARA DEN

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 06/03/2005 1:26:21 PM hello digger, my question to you is how much would a old bottle i came across would be? it is brown withindented swirls going down it at the bottom it says duraglas and on the bottomit has a 4 i 1 and a 9. thank you

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From: Marwilk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: log cabin syrup bottle

Date: 06/05/2005 9:45:51 PM I have a old log cabin syrup bottle that my grandparents gave me with a indian head on it could you tell me the value and period time of this bottle????/

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From: Richard

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coke bottle description

Date: 06/05/2005 9:23:41 PM I found two coke bottles while cleaning up around my parents farm. The appear to be quite old and I was wondering what you could tell me about them. - they have screw tops to accept a screw-on lid - on the neck are the words NO DEPOSIT NO RETURN - in the center of the the bottle on one side is the word Coke and below that words TRADE MARK REG 10 FL. OZS - on the opposite side are the words Coca-Cola in script with TRADE MARK REG below - all lettering is embossed - the colour is clear - on the bottom of the bottle around the top perimeter are the words NOT TO BE REFILLED with 86 below - on the bottom of the bottle around the bottom perimeter are the words COCA COLA LTD. - on the bottom of the bottle in the center area are the letters U on the left side and O on the right side. - the bottles are in excellent condition with no chips or cracks I have attached a picture of the bottle. Sorry it isn't a better picture, but hopefully it will give you some idea of what it looks like. My wife thinks these bottles are from the 1950's. What can you tell me about the age, rarity, value, and history of these bottles? Thanks Richard Date: 04/06/2005 Attachment N1: HPIM0900. jpg

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From: Luvu2dj

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Drugstore Bottle

Date: 06/05/2005 6:20:27 PM Digger- Curious to know if you have ever heard of a bottle with this description. It is a seven inch tall cylinder shape teal green drugstore bottle. It has a wide mouth with crude applied top. The bottle is also a 4 piece mold. The finish on the glass is very shiny and smooth with pieces of unfired sand in the glass. The only embossing is on the base which reads G. W. The base is otherwise smooth except for what appears to be the impression of a palm print , as if someone actually burned themselves while making the bottle. I know this is vague without a picture but I am quite sure that the bottle would have been something of very nice quality. Thanks for your time Brandon

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From: Mike

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old ink???

Date: 06/05/2005 8:06:33 PM Can you tell me if this is an ink? Tri-mold, BIM, 3" high. Thank you. Mike Attachment N1: ink. jpg

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From: janice in

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Please advise

Date: 06/05/2005 6:17:22 PM We recently acquired an unopened box that contains a one pint bottle of 100 proof 16 year old Whiskey. The box says Four Roses, and the Patent information on the top states the date September 18, 1928, the Frankfort Distillery. The carton is torn slightly to reveal a sealed bottle. The seal says Made 1917, bottled 1933. Can you give us a sense of the history of this bottle, or its value, or potential market? Many thanks for your help. Janice

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From: Holberts horts

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: M. B. & Co. , 1861

Date: 06/05/2005 5:52:00 PM Digger: I have a soda bottle from M. B. & Co. , 145 West 35th Street, New York. I dug the bottle along Skull Creek on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina back in 1975. No chips, no cracks. My guess is that it came south with Captain Samuel F. DuPont for the Battle of Port Royal, November 7, 1861. I venture that guess because the year "1861" appears in raised numerals on the side opposite the name and address. According to your August 2000 Q&A page, such a bottle is worth $35-$45. My question is whether "1861" and the relation to a documented battle of the Civil War - along the very creek where the bottle was found - might increase the value? As I was born in 1961, it was a thrill as a 14 year old treasure hunter to huddle six feet below ground level wondering what had made a "thunk" sound against my cautious shoveling   and to gently wipe away the moist dirt to reveal "1861" for the first time in 114 years. The bottle is my most precious possession and it is not for sale. Yet, curiosity does tempt me to inquire about its value. That aqua colored piece of glass serves as a personal connection to the century that preceded me, the year that Lincoln bid farewell to Springfield, cannons took aim at Fort Sumpter, and the great test of our national dedication to freedom and liberty began. Thank you for your time and consideration - and for any response you might deem worthy. Respectfully yours, Chris Holbert

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From: Richard 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Allsopp's artic ale

Date: 06/05/2005 4:49:10 PM Dear Digger I am writing from the UK, I have a bottle of Allsopp's Artic Ale (complete with contents) would you be able to tell me how old its is and if it is worth anything. the label says brewed expressly for artic use, brown bottle, IMPERIAL PINT and A. S. B embossed in glass. look forward to hearing from you Ruth Monk

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From: muriel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: can you recognize this bottle

Date: 06/05/2005 2:19:57 PM To whom it may concern or Digger, I would like to know if you can determine anything about this bottle. I have been researching for days and unable to find this particular bottle. It is a Hazel Atlas, seems that is what the insignia is on the bottom, the number on the bottom is 5408 and the number 2 below and the jar is a clear glass. I would appreciate your writing back. I am trying to get information for our museum. The measurements are as follows- 7 &1/2 inches high, --3& 3/4" wide from side to side, and -- 2& 3/4" from front to back. Eight corners. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks you. Pat. Attachment N1: IM002660. JPG Attachment N2: IM002659. JPG

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From: JaCald9

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: coke bottle

Date: 06/05/2005 11:47:55 AM When did they stop printing the patent date on the little green coca cola bottles? I have one with "dec, 25, 1923 on it. Bottled in FT WAYNE IN. on the bottom. Thanks! Linda J

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From: arthur

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: perscription bottle of whiskey

Date: 06/05/2005 12:22:01 PM Hello, I have a whiskey bottle with a persciption label on it. Here are the details: Amber color 8 1/2 inches tall w/ cover and just over 8 inches w/o cover spider web design on bottle with spiders and wheat front of bottle label 1:Antique spiritus frumenti 100 proof an alcoholic stimulant made from the fermented mask of grain. persciption label: Albert E. lerche 325 main st. cor. bridge st. pharmacist springfield, mass. label also has book no. D35716 blank no. ______(not sure of the writing) patients name ______(not sure of the writing) physician name______(not sure of the writing) kind of liquor______Whiskey proof___ 100 date____ 1927 directions for use_________(not sure of the writing) label at bottom :aged in wood says non refillabel on front of bottle in the glass not a label back of bottle label: bottled at frankfort distillery no 33. dist. of ky permit ky. p2 produced spring 1913 by john b. thompson distillery no. 63 for medicinal purposes only sale or use for other purposes will cause heavy penalties to be inflicted caution label: This bottle has been filled and stamped under the provisions of the act of congress approved march 3, 1897, entiled "An act to allow the bottling distilled spirits in bond " Any person who shall reuse this for the purpose of containing distilled spirits without removing and destroying the stamp affixed to this bottle, or shall reuse this stamp affixed to this bottle, will be liable for each such offense to a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars, and to imprisionment for not more than two years. cap of bottle: bottled in bond bottled fall of 1926 bottled by b. thompson bonded warehouse distillery bonded warehouse no. 33 This bottle has a lot of information but, can you give be any further information on the distillery or the value of this bottle? Any information is appreciated. Thank you!

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From: Janet . au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rum and Whiskey Bottle

Date: 06/05/2005 1:09:54 AM I have two old bottles and I'm wondering if you can help identify their worth for me. One is a rum bottle with the stamp Rhum De Plantations St. James in the glass on the back and front and three of the original labels on the bottle which are worn and a bit tattered. I was told this one dates back to about 1890. Would this be correct. The other bottle is a White Horse Whiskey bottle with a numbered label 1451203. Can you help with any information on that one as well. Thank you, Regards Janet

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From: brad rusk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 06/04/2005 11:13:03 PM hi there, I have recently found a bottle with dr peter fahrney and sons co, winnipeg man, canada embossed on it. its its clear, squarish and is about 9 inches tall. on the bottom is fahrney 49. any ideas on its age? what its worth? thanx 4 your time   brad hi there, I have recently found a bottle with dr peter fahrney and sons co, winnipeg man, canada embossed on it. its ; its clear, squarish and is about 9 inches tall. on the bottom is fahrney 49. any ideas on its age? what its worth? ;thanx 4 your time ;   ; brad

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From: wa

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: amber Lysol bottle

Date: 06/04/2005 10:33:05 PM I recently found a Lysol bottle similar to one I found described by another questioner on your site. However, there is a slight variation to the one I have. And it does not look like the picture you posted with the advertisement entitled : " A Campaign of Education" The bottle size is very close to the one described. However, , these are the differences The 'barrel' of the bottle is 3 " tall to where the neck starts to taper. Then, the neck 7/8" from the base of the taper to the top of the bottle opening. there is 3/16" 'lip' on the top and underneath another 1/4" 'ledge' and then the 'neck' portion is 6/l6th long. The next variation is the markings on the bottom. The center of the bottle has a triangle with the 2 letters. Depending on which way you turn the bottle, it is either a W over a t or possibly a "1" over an "M". flanking the triangle are two more numbers which appear to be a '5' and a '4', I think the size is a 2 oz bottle. Is this just a 'variation' on a theme' ? Thanks Warren

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From: Barry St.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 06/04/2005 6:21:22 PM I just got this at a sale in worcester, ma from a very old man he could tell me nothing about it, I would like your help if you have the time. it is 5 1/2" tall and says" HASTINGS 434 SLATER BLD'G WORCESTER, MASS". thanks Barry Attachment N1: DSCN8265. JPG Attachment N2: DSCN8270. JPG Attachment N3: DSCN8271. JPG Attachment N4: DSCN8272. JPG

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From: timl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.comjaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ceramic bottle

Date: 06/04/2005 5:14:08 PM I found a ceramic bottle from a shipwreck off of Turks island in the Caribbean, years ago. The wooden hull was gone and only the ballast pile remained. It measures 9 1/2 inches high and 3 inches wide. I was told it looked like a "gin" bottle as the British with Wellington fought the French there. It is plain ceramic, with no noticeable patina or glaze. What is the worth and who is interested in these items? Thanks, Tim

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From: Bryan Chn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Tampa Bottle from Key West

Date: 06/04/2005 4:17:27 PM In 1961 I was doing construction work in Key West replacing curb, gutter and sidewalks. Under the old sidewalk in front of Sloppy Joe's Bar I found a number of bottles and saved them. Newspapers found with the bottles were dated in late 1800s. One bottle, marked, appears to be very pale green or maybe originally clear. Appears to have had a cork top. Raised letter legend on side reads: "R. MUGCE Tampa, FLA. " Raised lettering on bottom says "Patent 85. " Bottle has seams from molding. Any ideas about what the contents may have been and if it's worth anything? I've not cleaned it in fear of damaging it. Bryan Cn 400

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From: JAMES TH

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Antique Water Bottle

Date: 06/04/2005 1:48:52 PM Hello Digger, I acquired this bottle from my dad, I believe it to be a bim w/ a blob top. I can see air bubbles through out it with no writing on the bottom. It stands about 14 3/4 inches tall w/o the cap. The writing under the cap says pat'd K Hutter Feb 1 1893. The writing on the bottle says CRYSTAL- CRAY artesian mineral water co. Warren , Pa Would you know what the value of this bottle is if any . I have gone to many antique dealers but none of them could tell me any thing about dates and value with bottles. I would greatly appreciate the help Thank You  Jim Attachment N1: bottle. jpg Attachment N2: bottle top. jpg

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From: dana

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glass Bottle w/spring

Date: 06/03/2005 11:44:22 PM

From: Dana

To: Digger

Subject: glass bottle

Date: 06/03/2004 Digger: I found you on the web while searching for information on an old glass bottle that we found. It is approximately 9" high and about 8" in diameter. It has a smaller short neck, with a metal screw top with a spring thing on it. the spring is in working condition. It also has and metal band around the top of the bottle that has a handle, , , , it is rusted, but that makes it look more rustic   There is a triangle on the side that says Trade Mark of the sides of the triangle. It says PAT D Nov 20-1917 - Apr 8- 1919. Below that it says "The Cleveland Metal Products Co. It is clear in color with a hint of blue. I bought this at a yard sale just because it looked old, , , but have no clue what it is   . . I would appriciate any information that you might give me about the old glass bottle. Thank you, Dana Washington, PA I attached a picture so you can see what it looks like   . thanks Attachment N1: auctions. jpg

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From: willtrac

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: A QUESTION ABOUT AN ANTIQUE BOTTLE?

Date: 06/03/2005 8:47:48 PM Hi Digger, I have an unopened old bottle of champagne the label reads contents 13 fluid ounces with 1917 printed on both sides of the label, It stands 270mm (10 1/2") high. It is a bottle of Charles Heidsieck, Reims, Champagne, I have no doubt that this is a fairly old bottle. I am enquiring into the possible value of this bottle in it's present state and rarity, your opinion would be greatly appreciated. Included are a couple of pictures kind regards Tracy  New Zealand Attachment N1: IMG_0011. JPG Attachment N2: IMG_0004. JPG Attachment N3: IMG_0006. JPG Attachment N4: IMG_0012. JPG Attachment N5: IMG_0013. JPG Attachment N6: IMG_0003. JPG

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From: Christine ery40

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: michaelangelo pieta

Date: 06/03/2005 8:22:08 PM In your april 2004 questions, you had a question from stacy lam regarding a liquor decanter replica of the michaelangelo pieta, on the bottom it says sicilian gold, eva sud, 1910 morolo Italy. Your response was that you could not help with this one. she said her mother told her there were only 500 of these made. I too have one of these decanters, with the alcohol still in it. It must be rare because I can't find any info on the net regarding this bottle or the company that made it. I would like to know how to e-mail stacy to see if she ever found any info and how her mother knew that only 500 of these were made. My father had a wine bottle collection and this was handed down to me from him when he died. I would really like to find out more about it but am at a loss as to how to go about it. any information you can supply will be very much appreciated. Christine

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From: g. paulley g.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Elvis decanter

Date: 06/03/2005 6:18:31 PM I have a McCormick whiskey decanter of Elvis that I would like to know what is worth, he is holding a microphone and has a blue scarve around his neck. It is also a music box on the base of it and it is signed Sincerely Elvis 77. Thanks for any information that you can give me.

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From: HABERSCHILL Christ

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 06/03/2005 10:15:31 AM Hello, I bought this decanter_bottle about 6 months ago on E-bay. (French) it's a blown octagonal bottle with a strong handle made of glass . There is a pontil scare (quite like a Dutch lady's leg) and the bottom is not deep. The colour is olive, almost black, with some blue reflect on the neck as seen on 344 picture. Have you a idea of the origin of this decanter-bottle, and it seems to be a 1770-80 bottle. Thanks Attachment N1: IMG_0341. JPG Attachment N2: IMG_0339. JPG Attachment N3: IMG_0340. JPG Attachment N4: IMG_0344. JPG

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From: Yvonneping

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have 3 liquor bottles

Date: 06/03/2005 9:57:49 AM Yvonne Pingel. Ok , I'm a new bee and want to try my hand on this ebay thing. Only the first 3 items I have I am not sure what they should go for. Your fed backs are positive so I hope you can halp me. #1 Great condition 1967 Canadian Club Whiskey, bottle full never opened and seal in tack . #2 23/32 quart Manador full never opened with seal mint condition from didtillere riunite di liquori italy exclusively for and imported by McKesson &Robbins Inc. NY, NY 80 proof liquor #3 label fell off from age and lost, but bottle is sealed and cork reads under cap CAMUS coonac La Grande Marque. Bottle has never been opened. Any suggestions on their worth would be appreciated ans how to display their listings would also be a great help. Thanks, Yvonne

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From: MartekTheGreat

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD COKE MEDICINE BOTTLE?

Date: 06/03/2005 4:03:13 AM Eh, I have this old Coca Cola Syrup bottle, it's 4oz and it's unopened and still full. I have had this for quite some time but I was wondering it's value being that it's been passed from my grandparents onto me and such. It has old writing, the label is still on there and it looks like a medicine bottle. Thanks! I can't find ANY pics of it online, perhaps you can help me? Thank you Regards, Brian

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From: only1chelc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hand Made Liquor Bottle

Date: 06/02/2005 8:41:28 PM I found this bottle at Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma this past Memorial weekend. It had been hidden until the water receded to uncover the bottle. Its not very pretty nor does it have a lot of information on it. But here are the pictures that I was able to send. In case the pictures do not give enough information. I included in writing what the bottle has on it. On one side of the bottle it says the words, hand made in cursive with a circle around it. directly on the other side it says 4/5 of a quart and on the bottom of the bottle it says: 1 ( the 1 has a circle around it) Liquor Bottle 55 7 71 Chelsea only1chelc Attachment N1: DVC00860. JPG Attachment N2: DVC00852. JPG Attachment N3: DVC00853. JPG Attachment N4: DVC00854. JPG Attachment N5: DVC00855. JPG Attachment N6: DVC00856. JPG Attachment N7: DVC00857. JPG Attachment N8: DVC00858. JPG Attachment N9: DVC00859. JPG

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From: Graphic Knitting Patterns grkp

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question for Diggger

Date: 06/02/2005 8:26:46 PM I opened a box that was in my grandmother's garage and came across 20 of these small bottles that are all aqua in color all have a man on the side and they all say FOR PIKES PEAK an eagle on the back and in the oval below the eagle is says Pittsburgh PA. They all have a globy looking top. It almost looks as if the top was made separate from the bottle. Can you tell me anything about these bottles I would really appreciate hearing from you. Best regards Reid

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From: vivian mac

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: mickey mouse baby bottles

Date: 06/02/2005 7:46:14 PM we have an old baby bottle with the old style Mickey on it. have no idea how old . . can you give me any info on it? my email/ 5

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From: scott gettings sgettin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jar appraisal/help (i forgot to mention)

Date: 06/02/2005 7:25:48 PM whoever wrote on it put the date as 1787. thanks again

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From: scott gettn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fwd: jar appraisal

Date: 06/02/2005 7:20:07 PM Content-Id: Content-Disposition: inline hi Mr. digger. I have a bottle that I am looking for any information I can find on. I found your web site and wanted to know if you would be kind enough to look at what Iíve got. Iím forwarding an email and pictures I sent to an appraiser. he couldn't tell me alot but didnít charge me either. he did say he thought the bottle may be pre 1780. this bottle has been handed down thru my family. my ancestors were German. thatís all I know of the bottles history. the bottle as you can see has some hand painted decorations on it. including a painting of what appears to be a rabbit disemboweling a strung up cat (rather harsh). on the other side is German writing. my friends future son in law is from Germany. he translated it to say "you slaughtered mine. now I will slaughter you" (again rather harsh). the bottle is aprox. 5 1/2" tall * 2 1/2" wide * 2" thick. it is clear to slightly very light green with bubbles and some flecks of something like dirt embedded in the glass. the neck looks to be applied square and is not centered well on bottle body. it appears it may have concentric rings but I can't tell for sure. I cannot find any seam on the bottle, it looks like it was made all in one piece. the glass looks very thin to me. it looks like the pontil marking is the older type with the break off spot (as shown on your website). it's octagone shaped. someone in the past broke the bottom off (not me) and reglued it. it is all there as it appears it didn't shatter. I assume it is not of great value but if you could give me an idea as to age, what it was used for (why the harsh picture and words), where it came from, and value if any, it would be greatly appreciated. thank you for any help. scotts  

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From: Digger

To: Sydney Mahaffey Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 3:08 PM

Subject: Re: a bottle! it is DES   . for design patent not OES ----- Original Message -----

From: Sydney M

To: Digger Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 8:22 PM

Subject: Re: a bottle! Hey Digger, I cannot thank you enough for your input   I have looked and looked, though. . what does the OES PAT stand for??I cannot find that anywhere   thank you again, this is something I am not into at all, just found it on this place where I now live. . thank you again. Hey, I am in Mississippi, found a (gal)? (1/2 gal)? bottle with two numbers on the bottom   OES PAT 87834 directly below that number is OES PAT 89787 this is a jug-like bottle, clear, with thumb grips on each side of the threaded opening (3 threads) Any info would be cool. Thank you, Syd

 From: Digger

To: Sydney Mahaffey Sent: Monday, May 30, 2005 10:25 AM

Subject: Re: a bottle! made in 1932 probably vinegar jug. Made by Owen of Illinois glass company  

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From: Brenda ner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Found Old Flast Union Made CBBA of US&C

Date: 06/02/2005 6:12:06 PM My neighbor was digging a trench for a new gas line. I found a clear white flask, embossed on in in a circle Union Made CBBA of US& C, in middle of circle it say Trade Mark. It is dirty inside and out, only tiny chip at mouth of it. The bottom is straight across, but on the inside of the bottle bottom it is curve up, leaving a very clean look in between the curve and bottom. Could you give me so information about this bottle. I tried Goggle on the CCBA of US&C Trade Mark, Union Made, no luck. Thank You. Brenda Attachment N1

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From: Dennis S0

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fw: What is the value if any

Date: 06/02/2005 5:56:54 PM I don't remember seeing a reply, if you did I accidentally erased it, if you didn't reply, will you. Sorry ----- Original Message -----

From: Dennis Socha

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2005 10:18 PM

Subject: What is the value if any Hello Digger I just have a bottle from my father in law, its of clay making, brown, labels state the following. Julius Wile Sons & Company, established 1877 sole agents for the u. s. a. Boll & Dunlop's est. 1821 Boll & Dunlop's Distillerey Schiedam - Holland Distilled Hollands Gin Distilled from grain Alcohol 84 proof contents 1 pt 1 ox Is this bottle of any value, its going to sit on my shelf with some clay ink bottles received from a friend from a wreck in Lake Erie. Thank You Dennis

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From: Jessica rae

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: canadian windsor canadian whiskey decanter

Date: 06/02/2005 4:34:38 PM I came across this container a year ago. ; It is of a guards man. ; he is dressed in a red uniform with a black hat which is the top of the container. ; It has printed on it that it is a bicentennial piece from 1776 to 1976 and writing underneath that I can't quite make out. . ; I have pictures to show you. ; there is also writing on the drums on either side of the guardsman. ; He is approximately 22 inches tall and is made of glass or porcelain. I would like to know the value of this item. ; It has no cracks in it at all of any kind. ; I believe it is around 30 yr old. ; Could you please respond Thank you Ethel Srd

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From: , Denise L

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Unusal Bottle

Date: 06/02/2005 12:58:15 PM I am not a bottle collector but we have found a strange bottle that appears to be old. It is about 8. 5 inches in height and it has a light green tint to it. It has sort of a swirl design going around it in an odd fashion that you can see when you hold it up. The strangest thing is it has what appears to be a devil figure on the bottom of the bottle with the word PLUTO under the figure. We can also make out the number 4 on the bottom of the bottle. The mouth of the bottle flares out a little and appears smooth like the mouth of a bottle you would cork. It is in pretty good condition - I don't see any cracks or chips. Any ideas what this bottle is and if it is worth anything? Sorry I don't have a picture to send. Denise 

Here's the Story: Pluto Water

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From: saltillo b

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jeanine Murphy

Date: 06/02/2005 8:34:27 AM Hello again, I was surprised to hear from you this late. I wasn't sure if you wanted info to publish from me or Jeanine. I know some things about the Wible's but could ask them anything you may want to know. I do know that they sold the Coca Cola franchise many years ago and the "pop house" (as we called it) is now an apartment building. Interestingly enough, a murder occured there about two years ago. In a town of about 400, this was big news. I happened to be the first to arrive with the EMS on the scene. Every now and then when we are drinking soda, we talk about how good Wible's orange, grape, cream soda and birch beer was. There has never been any that we've tasted with as much flavor as theirs. Bottles, both the small and quart size, are availabel here and there at antique shops in this area. Let me know if I can do anything to help, Marsha

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From: Bradley 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Need to make contact

Date: 06/02/2005 6:33:49 AM In January 2004 someome contacted you about Dr Ingham's Nervine Pain Remedy her name was "Rose". Here is the message:

From: Ros 

To: Digger

Subject: Dr Ingham's Nervine Pain Remedy

Date: 27-01-2004 Hi Digger, I am an amateur genealogist and have recently started looking up the family of my adopted American family (I came to the US as an AFS student). One of the best stories they had to tell was that of their father (though I think from research it was probably a grandfather, or even a great-grandfather) sitting in a barn on a farm in Vergennes Vermont and watching the bottling of their uncle's patent nerve tonic. As the story goes, once the Drug Administration swung into action the stuff was banned! I'd like to buy a bottle of Dr Ingham's Nervine Pain Remedy/Tonic (minus the contents), which I saw valued on a website recently at around $31. I'm prepared to pay up to $50, for a good bottle, to give to the family. None of us is very rich, and this is for sentimental value only. Can you help? I'd be grateful. Rose How can I contact her? My dad has 2 of these bottles, and would be willing to part with one. I also know someone that may have more information for the family. Thank you for your time. -Brad

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From: James Mo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hello - I'm looking for some bottle assistance

Date: 06/01/2005 8:24:46 PM I'm collecting bottles from lower British columbia in Canada and keep finding bottle was a 4 on the bottom. Or a Date and then a large 4 written on the side just above the base. Do you have any idea what this 4 represents? I would greatly appreciate any assistance in this. Thank you, James

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From: mormor

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ceramic Liquor Bottles

Date: 06/01/2005 7:36:16 PM My Name is Rose My brother has a collection of 6 liquor bottles there Indain there called Dances of the South. I think he said there made by Big Sky Country. If you help find out what they may be worth. Thank You Rose at h.com

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From: John Pk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date: 06/01/2005 7:18:05 PM Dear Digger, I am 9 years old and have been colleting bottles for 2 years. I have found many of my bottles and was wondering if you could give me some information on some the bottles I have found. The first one on the right has a giraffe on it and says Tonsiline. The second one from the right is Dr. Bells Pine Tar Honey Compound for Coughs Due to Colds and is almost 6 inches tall. The third is in the shape of a hand and appears to have a bracelet on the wrist. It is just over 5 inches tall. The fourth is 5 1/2 inches and has what appears to have an L in the middle or possibly a D. Not sure. The 5th bottle in is almost 9 inches tall and Korjola Mosby Medicine Co Cincinnati USA. The 6th is 9 inches and ribbed all the way around. The tallest bottle is 14 inches tall and amber in color. Circumference is 9. 5 inches. The one in front is rounded on the bottom and 9 3/4 tall. Thank you for any information you can provide. Shaun Shaun P

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From: peg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bitters question

Date: 06/01/2005 4:49:27 PM have a 10 inch bitters, fish, green. . marked with large H on bottom. . had paper label. . do you by any change know who mgf was?

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From: Cutflower1956

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: McCormick corn whiskey jug

Date: 06/01/2005 12:09:55 PM Hi! I bought this jug from a yard sale. It's 7" long and round with the handle connected to the spout on the top. It say's aged in the hills PLATTE VALLEY, 86 proof 4/5 quart. Distilling co. ' weston, mo. On the bottom there are the number's 135-63, 11-D-16. Also on the left in small print it say's "since 1856". Can you tell me the value of this jug? Thank's, Dale.

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 Prohibits the reuse or resale 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: Mcaseres1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 06/01/2005 6:56:23 AM HELLLOOOOOO, I have a bottle with on bottom WL & Co 30 TK. Very small bottle amber color with a stopper that looks like a rooster head or something. Any information is greatly appreciated!

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From: Mcaseres1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 06/01/2005 6:50:28 AM Hi Digger, I have a Frank's Safe Kidney and Liver Cure Rochester, NY yellow looking bottle with Wheaton, NJ on bottom and limited. Thank you for any help in pricing this item.

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From: WFarley666

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: GW Banker

Date: 06/01/2005 6:34:35 AM I have a bottle in a box. On one side it says; Boxed Demi John Pat Aug12, 1862, July 16, either 82 or 72 GW Banker 215 Pearl St New York I've attached a few pictures. Can you tell me anything about this? Thanks Attachment N1: DSC00184. JPG Attachment N2: DSC00185. JPG Attachment N3: DSC00186. JPG Attachment N4: DSC00187. JPG Attachment N5: DSC00188. JPG

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From: Mcaseres1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 06/01/2005 6:09:33 AM Hello! I have a bottle that is about 3 inches, amber color (looks almost irridescent) and says FW INCALLS. MD. Have you any idea what this means? I bought it at an estate sale in Kingston, NY from a doctors house. I also have one that has a label OURINE dated 1930, Chicago, IL. Any help would be appreciated. Have A Great Day!

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From: LilDavesGal

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: to digger

Date: 06/01/2005 3:58:21 AM digger, I have a 1791 tullamore dew blended irish whiskey jug (ceramic) I would like to know what the value of this jug is? I've had this jug for many years now and I have wondered all this time what its worth. its never been opened still tight as can be. it has an olive top coloring with a stamped circle on the base that has the date and Indian design around the date. . the bottom of the jug is of a creamy tan color    the writing on the jug says 86 proof, 4/5 quart, tullamore dew company dublin, ireland. do you think that you can help me with this? thanks

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