June 2006 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2006

From: Donna R  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question to Digger

Date 06/01/2006 10:12:38 AM

Hello Digger,  My father-in-law has an old whiskey bottle and had ask me to see if could find out any information on it. I haven't had any luck finding anything so far and thought I would see if you could help me. The only information I have on the bottle is from what the picture shows that I am going to send you so I hope this is enough for you to help me find out the age, rarity, value and history on it.  Thanks alot,  Donna

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From: LeM40S

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Indian head coke bottle

Date 06/01/2006 6:45:43 AM

Indian head coke bottle 6. 5 fl oz pat of 1925, have you seen any others.  Thanks Ron

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From: Vix ygiddyup

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: mystery bottle

Date 06/01/2006 1:13:35 PM

Hi Digger, Just came from your site. I have a bottle that I have spent hours trying to find - I have found nothing. It is a pumpkin seed bottle that is embossed 'Frank Garcia 133 Montgomery Street San Francisco'. I am sending a photo. Any info would be tremendously appreciated. Thank you for your time, Victoria

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From: Craigmac1947

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Unopened bottle of Jim Beam

Date 06/01/2006 1:55:29 PM

I have an unopened bottle of Jim Beam

1973 (Bob Hope Classic and his picture on the bottle). Can you give me the approximate value. Thank you!

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From: ssmc894  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 06/01/2006 7:56:29 PM

I just picked up a full, unopened bottle of pepsi and was wondering what the value of it is? If I'm not mistaken, the bottom of the bottle reads (if I'm not mistaken that is...) 03-08-71. Are these numbers the date it was bottled? If not, where would I find that date? Thank You very much for your time.  Sincerely, Melissa Ulrich Rock Springs, Wyoming

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From: Matt Textor 002

To: digger ??????????????

Subject: milk bottle questions

Date 06/01/2006 8:10:14 PM

Hi digger  My name e is Matt Textor  I have a few antique milk bottle questions for you. I have 3 milk bottles that I would like you to find out what there values are.  The name e of the first one is name ed Mountain Dairy from N. Y.  The name e of the second one is name ed Stevens from Coopers plains N. Y.  The name e of the third one is name ed Purity milk corp. If you find out anything let me know my Thank you for your help digger.

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From: Bruce McDonald

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr K Heusner Medicine Bottle

Date 06/01/2006 11:55:42 PM

Do you know where I can find a Dr K Heusner medicine bottle from British Honduras?  Thank you,  Bruce

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From: martin donna  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date 06/02/2006 12:50:59 AM

I have a quart size clear or stained with Texas Mason on the front with the state of texas inbetween the words. I t has no screw lid with it, no chips or flaws.  on the bottom it says; made in texas for texans.  please help me in anyway that you can. I also have a cobalt blue septygyn bottle that once had a cork lid, syptgyn is embossed on the fron of the bottl it has no chips or marrs. DONNA

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From: Timothy Patterson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hello

Date 06/02/2006 1:42:55 PM

Hello, My name e is Tim Patterson and I was wondering if you could tell me the date in which the " KICKAPOO INDIAN DREAM BOOK" was published? I have a copy which appears very old but I couldn't find a copy right date on it. It is the 32 page paper back issue with an indian and a half moon above his head and 4 indians below him sitting around a campfire. Thank you Tim Patterson

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From: barb neely  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 06/02/2006 2:07:57 PM

I have a bottle that says dudda&crawford. I cant find any info. on it. got any ideas?

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From: jimmy man 2001

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: purex bottle

Date 06/02/2006 2:21:33 PM

My brother has an old purex bottle with seattle written on it. It is ceramic with a handle and is 5 gallons in size. Can you tell me anything about it? Thank you  Jimmy

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From: Grace Azcarate 8

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 06/02/2006 6:23:42 PM

Hello I had a question on a unique bottle of B&B, my husband and I purchased it a few years ago. Anyways to make a long story short, my daughter and her friends got into the liquor cabinet and open this bottle, mmy daughter is grounded, but my husband doesn't know. I was going to see if I could replace the bottle and the girls were going to pay for it. The bottle is: half bendictine and half brandy it looks as if it is one bottle, there are two necks and the bottles are fused together to make it appear as one bottle. Do you know where I would be able to find a bottle of this sort. . ? Thanks for your help -Grace

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From: Raymond Breadner ner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ted's rrotbeer

Date 06/02/2006 10:23:31 PM

Looking for any information that you may have about Ted Williams Moxie Rootbeer, case of 24 bottles, unopened in a wooden case. No picture on bottle, 8 oz. bottle. Original shipping label on case. Wishing to sell

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From: APlusElectMotors

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: soda bottle

Date 06/02/2006 6:49:50 PM

I am trying to find out information on a bottle I found it is old, Says evergreen beverage co Bloomington ill 7oz cap Have you heard of this before Thank You Steve

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From: shigoy1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Standard Bottling Co

Date 06/03/2006 1:50:28 AM

Hi and thanking you in advance for your time...I have a bottle cap opener/ice chipper . . on one side it says Standard Bottling Co. and on the other Phone Main 66. . I found it in Idaho ten years ago . . I can't find any information on Standard Bottling Co. can you help. . thanks Kitty

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From: John N Viverito oday

To: Jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Crown Royal

Date 06/03/2006 5:11:19 AM

Hi Digger, Do unopened Crown Royal bottles from the 50s and 60s have any value? Thanks, John

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From: Dave Bennett

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: George Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey

Date 06/03/2006 8:55:28 AM

I have an unopened 110th Anniversary PowderHorn Bottle of George Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey, 90 proof. The bottle has a handmade leather braided harness and wooden stopper. Limited quantity. Can you please tell me what the worth is. Thank you very much.  mb

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From: Ann Coleman 000

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: spider web bottle

Date 06/03/2006 10:31:16 AM

Hi,  I'm really interested to know about how much this particular bottle is worth. It's a spider web brown glass bottle. I have sold 2 of them on Ebay so far for 26 and I think around 30 for the other one. I am going to attach the photos of this particular bottle. I think it's a Wolf Creek bottle out of Kentucky. Any information you could give me on value and origination would be greatly appreciated. Our home was built in 1907 and I believe we have a couple boxes of different types of bottles out there. Would you please give me advice on what book would be good to purchase for values and originations.... . I would be so thankful. I hate to keep emailing you about every bottle I find out there......haha!!  Thank you so much, Ann

 

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From: Tya007

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: CLEAR BOTTLE

Date 06/03/2006 6:36:17 AM

I found old half pint whiskey bottle digging in my back yard made on bottom by Ball this is what it says Federal Law forbids or reuse of this bottle bottom of says 36 D23 73-41 THANK YOU TONYA  CLEAR BOTTLE

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From: MARY EMMONS non

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rey Whiskey Bottle

Date 06/03/2006 12:48:02 PM

Digger, I have a bottle (never opened) of "Golden Wedding Pure Rye Whiskey" Can you tell me anything about it.  Thank you.  Denise

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From: Flopsy49

To: JAOk20@bOTTLEBOOKS.COM

Subject: Fwd: niagara falls embossed bottled

Date 06/03/2006 10:36:28 AM

bottle has man with tall hat(possibly top hat), suit(coat tails) ?what appears to be a cane on two opposite sides. On his left side bottle is printed with "TALL" and right side is printed "ONE". In between there is what might be construed as a waterfall on each side. There is a capital "C" in what may be a square or a circle, not sure. Bottom of bottle reads at top of base circle "ALTMAN" and below "NIAGARA FALLS NY". Also what appears to be letter "A" inside a triangle in center of base circle. Number below triangle is "921 8". I have not been able to find any info about this. Purchased from pawn/antique store. Man said he had not been able to find info. I am from Niagara Falls, was a tour guide and so I am very interested in local history (as well as antiques and collectibles). I have another bottle which is a figural wine bottle of a matador given to me by my aunt who said they got it on their honeymoon but never drank the wine, was still fully intact. Unfortunately, on the plane ride home the waxy matador cap had a problem and some wine either spilled or evaporated. But has not lost any since which I find interesting, seems to have resealed. The form of the bottle is clear. the figure is then painted, blue stripes for matador suit pants and jacket, yellow vest, white shirt and red tie. White tied belt. Red blanket(or whatever it is called) held by one hand. Flesh colored legs from below knee and black shoes. He is holding a silver sword in other hand. Black eyes ?label at base reads "NISH", I assume this reads "SPA" under other label stuck on top with handwritten numeral "12". Further wording followsas such "NISH BURGANDY RED". Underneath this wording also some of which is covered by the added label is "HERMANO ?with wording "PRODUCT OF SPAIN", "12% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME" and what appears to be "? N. *2153". Box on other side reads "VINTAGE 195?", "CONTAINS 1 PINT 8 FLUID OZS. ", and "ESTABLISHED 1830".

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From: E110473

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question

Date 06/03/2006 12:05:47 PM

I have a bottole of Belle of Marion Whiskey unopened one pint it says bottled in 1927 made spring 1914 It appears that some may have evaporated thru the cork. Can you give me any info on this. I also have the box it came in. Thanks

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From: Hllrdlisa

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: HELP

Date 06/03/2006 2:10:13 PM

Hi, I live in New Orleans, and have been collecting all kinds of stuff. Well the other day I was collecting some copper and I found 50 or more old bottles.  I was weird because they where buried and someone took the time to put them in plastic. I have dark blue, aqua, yellow, green all colors. Some say against federal law to sell, some are medicine, Milk glass jars, I also have one that says Pluto on the bottom with a figure of a devil he has horns and a tail with the number 4. The color is a weird purple blue irradiant I have a coca cola new Orleans Pat D105529. If you could give me any info. If you interested I will send pictures Thanks Lisa

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From: Clay Crews m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Royal Palm

Date 06/03/2006 6:21:56 PM

I have a Royal Palm Soda Bottle that was bottled by the Florida Coca-Cola Bottling company. All the letters and artwork are in white. Please tell me all you can regarding this bottle, including any value, if any.  Thanks, Clay Crews

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From: elinor

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: brown glass bottle

Date 06/03/2006 6:39:28 PM

Hello.  I have a brown glass bottle from the Barton distillery in Kentucky with a spider and web design. The label reads 'Antique, spiritus frumenti. ' The brown metal cap remains, as does a partial tax stamp from 1916. It has been opened but about an inch of liquid remains in the bottom.  Might you suggest a value? Thank you, Elinor Brecher, Miami, FL

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From: Dan omand

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question on Jim Beam

Decanter stuck cork

Date 06/03/2006 9:22:14 PM

I have a 1974 Jim Beam

Decanter (Bing Crosby Pro-AM

Golf Tourname ent) which is sealed but the cork is stuck. If I twist too hard the topper that the cork is attached to will break.  How would you recommend removing the cork without destroying the ceramic topper? Thanks :) Dan

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From: Curtis Carmichael michael

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date 06/04/2006 12:55:33 AM

Digger, I found your web site on Google and was curious if you may know anything about a thin rectangular "three in one" aqua bottle? About 5'' in height, 1'' in width, face is just short of 2''. Know when these were produced and approx value by chance? Curtis

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From: marla schwartz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ittle man waving

Date 06/04/2006 10:05:29 AM

good day Digger, My husband and I know nothing about bottles, just that there are a lot of them at an old dump site on our land. By old I mean Idaho old about 150 years tops. we found a neat old bottle while hiking with a little man embossed in the bottom. Now here my amature status shows badly, so hate me if you must, A wine size bottle , kind of greenish a big lip on the top and the little man on the bottom, raising his right hand, to say Hi or stop, depending on how much you have had to drink I suppose. the bottle will go to our little town museum but I thought I would try to find out more about it before hand. . Thanks Marla Elk River , Idaho.

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From: catherine

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Barnes jug established 1873

Date 06/04/2006 11:35:06 AM

Good day, I have a brown translucent glass Barnes jug written "Established 1873". It is octagonal in shape, is 11 1/2 inches high, 6 3/4 inches in diameter.  Under the jug is a letter "D" inside a diamond. I believe Diamond is actually a glass maker company. Several glass coasters I have of the same color, under legged furniture ( as rug protection ) have the same logo.  The bottle may have been made in two separate molds and the glass itself has air bubbles.  The way in which the short neck of the jug has two loops at the spout make believe the bottle cap was one which you could open and close with pressure??? I would appreciate additional information on its use, the company, the value, its original and any other interesting details.  Was purchased dirt cheap, 2$ CDN!!! Much appreciated !!! Christian Dubreuil

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From: Nancy Paul be

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Vinol Bottle

Date 06/04/2006 11:55:11 AM

I have found a brown oval glass bottle that says Vinol across the top just below the neck and the Bottom says patented April 19, 1896 with Private Mould above it. What type of bottle is this and is it Worth any money.  Thank you Nancy Paul Bennettsville, SC

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From: Tammy Terry

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date 06/04/2006 12:16:07 PM

Hi Digger, I was wondering if you could tell me anything about this bottle. On the bottle is written Mrs. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP THE ANCLO AMERICAN DRUG CO SUCCESSORS TO CURTIS & PERKINS PROPRIETORS. The bottle is about 6 in. tall.

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From: Cortese, Michael .

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Leather wine bottle question

Date 06/04/2006 3:09:44 PM

Hello: Our grandfather recently moved and we came across a slim wine bottle in their basement. It is wrapped completely in army green leather with a seam running along the back. On the front of the bottle is two 'quarter' size pieces of metal that have 3 different shields (Spanish shields perhaps). The top of the wine bottle is wrapped in red wax and has a gold chain attached to it with a wooden cork. The top of the bottle says: Dalmau Tarragona We are pretty sure this is some type of Spanish wine but were curious about the history of it. Was also wondering if the wine was worth anything and/or it is able to be drank and enjoyed...Thanks so much for all that you do!! Michael C.  

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From: Clayton Kirsch ter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Coke bottle.

Date 06/04/2006 3:13:18 PM

Can you tell me anything about this Coke bottle? I have never seen one like it before. I suspect it is a 1970's-ish bottle (based on the style). It is kinda ugly. You can get a pretty good idea of it from the pictures. The main feature is a rounded diamond with the word Coke in the middle -- over the top of a "picture" of an old hobbleskirt style bottle. The other side has the same feature -- but it says Coca Cola (italicised/cursive) instead. The area outside this feature is covered in an orange peel sort of effect. It has straight sides and says "Contents One Pint". It says "No Deposit" on one side near the bottom and "No Return" on the other. The mold seam extends across the top/mouth.  I don't expect it is that rare, but no one I know has seen one like it. I found it in the forest in northwest Washington. Thanks. Clayton.

 

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From: Leonard Stuttman  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: H. E. Bucklen & Co. bottle

Date 06/04/2006 7:02:23 PM

Dear Digger: Recently I read your description of H. E. Bucklen & Co NEW DISCOVERY FOR CONSUMPTION bottle. Some time ago my son recovered a H. E. BUCKLEN bottle from an abandoned well. It fits your DR. KING'S NEW DISCOVERY description except instead of FOR CONSUMPTION the embossing says FOR COUGHS AND COLDS. It is rectangular, 6 1/2x2/18x1 inch, no embossing on the opposite side, the seam does not appear to go over the top, base smooth (not sure what a pontil is) it is clear or very slightly aqua, perfect condition.  I'd like to know if there is anything unique, what about it's history, is it rare, and my son would like to know if there is any value in it.  Len Stuttman lstuttman  

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From: chrissygalgano

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: round bottom

Date 06/04/2006 5:05:40 PM

I have a round bottom bottle. I would like to know if you've ever seen one?

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From: Cecy Guerry mexpressway

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Honey Boy Soft Drink Charleston, S. C.

Date 06/04/2006 7:03:35 PM

Dear Sir: Do you know anything about a soft drink bottled in Charleston, S. C. called "Honey Boy"? I found a bottle by that name e at the bottom of a well outside of Charleston, S. C. Charleston, S. C. is written on bottom. Thank you, C. Guerry

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From: Tom Verachtert rt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date 06/04/2006 7:09:48 PM

Dear Digger, In Feb. 2002, someone sent a question about a clear glass bottle with markings: ONE GALLON, FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE. On the bottom, PAT. DES. 87834 D201 64-9 and an oblong circle with a 1 in it and an oblong diamond.  I recently purchased two bottles that I would describe almost identically, except the number on the bottom is D2 64-8 and the sides have a kind of art deco pattern in addition to the ridges running down them.  I'd appreciate any information you would have on these bottles

-- what they were used for, their date and value.  Thanks very much, Tom in Wildwood, MO

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From: Andrew Langille 0517s

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 06/04/2006 7:49:07 PM

How much is a Walker's Kilmanock Whiskey 1809 square quart olive bottle worth? (piece of cork still in bottle) Thanks for the info. Andrew

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From: michael vukmanic

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle price

Date 06/04/2006 8:59:35 PM

I have a brown glass heart shape bottle with Paul Mason and something else written on the bottom. It has a cork stop in it with a plastic top. Could you please tell me the value Darlene

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From: Anthony & Lydia Greelph

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com?

Subject: Unlisted iron bitters?

Date 06/04/2006 10:08:28 PM

Hi Digger, I know you are a super busy guy, but please let me know what you think. I have a friend who is selling a ³Lacky¹s iron bitters² ³Bloomington² ³Illinois² (embossed on 3 panels) rectangular, dark Amber, paneled, 8² tall poss 3² wide? double collar drippy applied lip, possibly a re fired open pontil (very difficult to tell) no damage, a little sickness. He says it is unlisted although he has had at least one he had sold before. He has been digging privy¹s since the 70¹s. I guess my question is how much do you think it is worth, is it unlisted?.... what do you think. Sorry I have no picture.  Regards, Anthony

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From: SSLA634

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: German Bottle

Date 06/04/2006 7:04:49 PM

I hope you can answer some questions I have about a bottle I purchased at an estate sale. It's a tall bottle with a loop like handle at the top, cork stopper and a winter scene with a barn, man and dog painted on it. It's stamped J. Friedrich Gross Karben B/Frankfurt. There's also a W stamp on one side. It caught my eye and piqued my curiosity. I'd love to know what it contained, date of origin, and value if any. Thanks very much.  Sue

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From: SpitnPolishOR

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Very Large Jar

Date 06/04/2006 8:24:18 PM

Hi digger, My jar is a clear glass straight up and down, no marks on main body. 37" tall and 9" in diameter. The lid is heavy embossed, sits on top with WHITALL, TATUM & CO PHILADELPHIA NEW YORK and on the inner circle PAT. JUNE 11TH 1895. We got it at a local swap meet. Condition is mint. We really just want to know what it was used for. The top is thick and heavy but the bottom is fairly thin glass. Can't fill it with marbles! It would be too heavy for the glass. Thanks for any help you can give us. Susan Bondesen and Brian Barton. . William

s OR Here is a picture of the lid.  

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From: Orinzz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fwd: Emailing: scan

Date 06/04/2006 10:56:36 PM

would like to know what this bottle was for and any value if any thank you Orinzz-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Rick Vargas as

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: small green bottle

Date 06/05/2006 6:51:17 AM

Last week I found a small green bottle while digging up my back yard, it has PAT. 92148, what type of bottle was this, and how old my it be? I have boxes of bottles that I have found in the back yard.  Ricardo A. Vargas Tallahassee

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From: Sharon Tabasco

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 06/05/2006 4:17:30 PM

Help, I have a bottle from hungary, a magyar gyartmany wiith a tag certified with numbers: CAA, FOGY. AR #2310, and MNOSZ. #6306. What is this.  

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From: jeanette murray s uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old liqueur bottle

Date 06/05/2006 5:57:44 PM

hi digger, what an interesting web site you have. I am from Glasgow, Scotland and I was given this old bottle from my employer, who is Jewish, about three years ago. We were moving premises at the time and I believe the bottle had been lying in a store room for years, perhaps before their time! they could'nt remember where it originally came from. It has Patestine Krauter Liqueur on the label, along with the folllowing:- Grape Spirits Trade 'Palwin' Mark - the 'Palwin' is inside a star of david.  'This label is the property of the Palestine Wine & Trading Company Limited' Grande Caves Richon-Le-Zion It also has a number - No. 23  There is also a smaller label near the neck with the Palwin Mark again and another Red round label which has the palwin mark again and hebrew lettering.  The red label has a tear in it. The bottle top is covered in a metal seal, with the palwin mark again. The bottle is approximately 10 inches x 2. 5 inches in diameter. The liqueur is dark green in colour, with 'grassy' sediment floating inside. The glass itself in completely undamaged but the labels are dirty, stained and damaged on the outer edges. I have attached some photos which may help you. I tried to find out what I could on the net, I came across a company called Carmel Mizrachi Wine. also known as the Societe Cooperative Vieronne des Grandes Caves. Apparently in 1882 Baron Edmond de Rothschild, who owned Chateau Lafite in Bordeaux decided to provide employment for the residents of the early settlements of Richon Le-zion . he purchased surrounding land from what were primarily absentee Arab landowners, brought over rootstock that would thrive in Palestine. (from an article in hadassah magazine, www. hadassah. org) .  Perhaps you already know all this, I dont know if it is of any help to you. I believe they are still trading today. I would like to sell this, if you think it is worth anything, if so could you recommend anyone who may be interested in purchasing this, or would Ebay be my best bet? Even if it is not worth any I would be very interested in your comments, its such an interesting looking bottle!.  best regards, and thank you for your help.  Jen

Grape Spirits Trade 'Palwin' Mark - the 'Palwin' is inside a star of david.  'This label is the property of the Palestine Wine & Trading Company Limited' Grande Caves Richon-Le-Zion

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From: mbhlagan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Black Bear Brand Bottle

Date 06/05/2006 8:18:34 PM

I have very little experience with this hobby, but I'm really enjoying it. I found a bottle here in Vancouver and I haven't been able to figure out a few things.  What it held.  How old it really is.  E. B. Co. is I suspect, the bottles manufacturer and they where in England. (Burmingham I think) I have the whole story plus some good (I think anyway) pictures on the following thread.  http://www. antique-bottles.net/forum/Black_Bear_Brand/m_61191/tm. htm I'm anxious to hear your opinion.  Thanks, Mike Lagan

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From: Ervyn1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old whiskey bottle

Date 06/05/2006 9:24:46 PM

I have a 1840 E. C. Booz's whiskey bottle, Amber in color and shape is like a house and the neck of the bottle is in the middle of the bottle.  I was wondering what is the value of the bottle. I bought the bottle at a roadside sale for $5.  Thanks for the help! Steve

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From: Ervyn1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: old whiskey bottle

Date 06/06/2006 9:27:56 AM

Would information on a log cabin whiskey bottle, 1840. Would like a quote or price on it, if you have heard of it.  Thanks, Steve

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From: IryshS13

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: seed's merit unopened bottle...1938?

Date 06/06/2006 10:03:42 AM

Greetings, I've come into possession of an unopened bottle with largely intact labels. These read

-- in short

-- "Seeds Merit", "Four-Way Leather Conditioner" and "F. A. Seeds Company Lexington, Kentucky 40508". It's an 8 oz. container, and is full. Have been told it's from the mid-to-late 1930's...Can you ID this bottle, or propose a value for it? All help is hugely appreciated.  Thanks, IryshS13

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From: Naomi R  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ervan Lucas Bols jug

Date 06/06/2006 5:45:56 PM

Hi there, I see that someone has asked you a question about the same jug I own- it is cream with blue boats and windmills painted. It has these markings. Ervan Lucas Bols anno 1575 amsterdam Holland delft- I was wondering if you knew if 1575 is indeed the year? And do you know what anno stands for? Thank you very much- you reply will be greatly appreciated!!! Sincerely Naomi Riddell

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From: Duncanson05

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: curious

Date 06/06/2006 4:50:36 PM

Hi, I just would like to find out some information about a bottle I had found in the middle of my yard, while planting a tree. I mainly would like to know the age and some history. This clear glass bottle is approximately 8" tall, hourglass shaped and has "Anderson's Beverages" around the middle of the bottle in raised lettering. It has an outward round band and on the bottom of the bottle, in raised lettering, it says: A. L Anderson #359 with a triangle in the middle of the bottom with an "R" in it and the number 48 underneath the triangle. It also has "Rochester, New York" around the edge of the base of the glass. If you know anything about this type of bottle or this company, please respond back.  Thank You Soooooo Much,  Denise

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From: marla schwartz

To: Digger

Subject: Re: little man waving

Date 06/07/2006 8:23:54 AM

Digger, Thanks for the help on the bottle but from what I have read on Pluto Water That is not what I have. The figure is definitely not the Devil. Much more like a stick figure...With just a little muscle. Standing with one hand up. And WOW you must Love bottles! I am a tree person myself but if there were as many types of trees as bottles I would probably give up. Have seem them all??!!! Yikes a mammoth occupation. This bottle has made me , for the first time ever, Want to visit Indiana. I have never seen much reason for exploring there but French Lick and physic water sound just too interesting to not explore. My husband and I bottle water, in Plastic which I bet you hate, near where this bottle was located. I would like also now to explore making a limited lot of GLASS BOTTLES just to mess with historians. Is there anywhere that manufactures glass bottles? I would even repeat the little man logo.......Please let me know if you have more ideas on the Little Man. Thanks Marla Elk River , Idaho on 6/6/06 4:37 am,

www.bottlebooks.com/questions/1999miscel/question.htm

www.bottlebooks.com/questions/Oct2000/October2000.htm

www.bottlebooks.com/questions/September2001/september_2001_questions_ask_dig.htm

www.bottlebooks.com/questions/September2004/september_2004_questions.htm

www.bottlebooks.com/questions/February%202001/February_2001%20Questions.htm

www.bottlebooks.com/questions/May2003/may_2003_questions.htm

Type this in Google:  pluto water site:bottlebooks.com

  Digger

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From: "marla schwartz" ahovandals

To: Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2006 10:05 AM

 

Subject: ittle man waving  good day Digger, My husband and I know nothing about bottles, just that there are a lot of them at an old dump site on our land. By old I mean Idaho old about 150 years tops. we found a neat old bottle while hiking with a little man embossed in the bottom. Now here my amature status shows badly, so hate me if you must, A wine size bottle , kind of greenish a big lip on the  and the little man on the bottom, raising his right hand, to say Hi or stop, depending on how much you have had to drink I suppose. the bottle will go to our little town museum but I thought I would try to find out more about it before hand. . Thanks Marla Elk River , Idaho.

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From: stevenlisa125559e

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 06/07/2006 8:59:42 AM

Hello, I have come across 2 unique bottles, more like jugs and no one seams to know what they are. Would you except a picture of them to view. They are really rare whatever they are. I had took them to a couple of antique shops, and they knew nothing. Any help would be appreciated. Many Thanks, Lisa

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From: stevenlisa125559e

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 8:59 AM

 

Subject: BottleQuestion  Hello, I have come across 2 unique bottles, more like jugs and no one seams to know what they are. Would you except a picture of them to view. They are really rare whatever they are. I had took them to a couple of antique shops, and they knew nothing. Any help would be appreciated.  Many Thanks, Lisa

Hello again, Here are the pictures of the clear on. This jug I have been told that it is a fire extinguisher, but I have also been told that it is a flour dispenser. I don't have a clue. Thanks, Lisa

Subject: Re: Pictures  The first one is a wine decanter. The form is a bit different but it is certainly not made in America and looks to date to the 1920-40 era. Value probably in $30-40 range the other...I do not know...obviously a dispenser of some type...not fire extinguisher...not need for the top if it were. It would have been mounted upside down on a piece of furniture or a wall.  Can say much else.  Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: wendy irpoint

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I. W. Harper

Date 06/07/2006 10:39:39 AM

I have about 4 of your books and they are great!!!  I have a square pottery I. W. Harper Gold Medal Whiskey bottle. It is a med forest green with 4 anchors on the shoulders and rope winding around the neck.... any idea how old this is?? and approx value. . thanks wendy

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From: jack england  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: knox whiskey bottle

Date 06/07/2006 11:43:17 AM

good morning-  I found a knox whiskey bottle in newton, iowa about 30 years ago under the railroad tracks about twenty foot. we were digging a ditch to lay a pipeline under the tracks and the diggers uncovered an old dumpground where a bunch of bottles were. . the one I have is a knox whiskey botle with moveo et proficio etched into the glass. it also has two eagles facing each other with another eagle sitting on the top of the emblem that is finely etched into the glass. I have a copy of a glass company that was in wheeling west virginia in the early 1800's that belonged was called the knox-mcgee glass company but have run aground from there. can you give me some info. thanks jack

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From: Toomey, Sean (SJC)

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Looking for a bottle

Date 06/07/2006 1:56:20 PM

There was a bottler called P&G (not Proctor & Gamble) operating in the Jackson, CA area (gold country) from 1916 through the mid 1930's. The bottle is clear, with a glass raised lettering of P&G on it. It looks like a water bottle/coke bottle size, smaller than a classic "milk bottle". Have you ever run across such a bottle, and/or would you be able to provide direction? I have a client looking for one (it was his grandpa's company), I'd like to get one as a gift for him. Thanks. Sean Sean Toomey 408-219-8858

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From: Marge Osborn  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1847 milk bottle

Date 06/07/2006 2:00:39 PM

A friend was going through the crawl space of a local restaurant and found a milk bottle. On the bottom it says duraglas and has on the top part of the bottom a diamond around an O. It is clear glass and at the top of the bottle there is blow the stopper part a round bubble part, then the neck begins to go into the rest to form the bottle.  Do you have any idea where this bottle came from? It looks just like the Owens Illinois logo but all I can find is that logo wasn't used until 1929.  Would like any info you might have.  Thank you Marge Osborn tobymarge

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From: Debbie Walker s

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: souvenir bottle

Date 06/07/2006 7:26:53 PM

To whom it may concern, I was wondering if you might know about how much a george dickel souvenir bottle with the original box might be worth??  Thanks for your time, jessica

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From: hbarton oh

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1880 straubmuller's elixir bottle

Date 06/07/2006 7:52:39 PM

Hi Digger, I have found in a location an 1880 Straubmuller's Elixir bottle, green color, embossed letters, raised up quite well/ It does have the wording and picture Tree of Life, etc.  Can you tell me the worth of this bottle? It is in excellent condition.  Thank you, Lisa

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From: Lisa Faulk  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ppp bottle

Date 06/07/2006 9:55:44 PM

Hi, I have a Pickly Ash Poke Root and Potassium bottle. Do you know what state it's from? Thanks,

It's a Southern Bottle, I think from Georgia.  Digger.

 

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From: Nancy Miller l20032003

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: One Old Bottle

Date 06/08/2006 6:27:14 AM

My son found an old bottle in 1970. It was located in central Kentucky on a farm where a city dump had been located. Size: 7" tall & 9" circumference Color: Clear (has developed an iridescent look over the years) Numbers on Bottom: 6-550-379 670 with embossing around the outer rim of the bottom and an owens ring (I think). I believe it has an applied double collar with the mold seam going all the way over the top. I believe there was a piece of old cork in the top when it was found. There is a small, (approx. 1/4") raised emboss on the side near the bottom. It does NOT say ABM Any info as to what it is, value, age, etc. would be appreciated. I know nothing about bottles. Thanks.

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From: Robin Mercer mma

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Johann Hoff black iridescent bottle

Date 06/08/2006 12:54:24 PM

Hi Digger, I have a Johann Hoff malt extract bottle that is a black iridescent. Do you know anything about this bottle? The seam stops about ¾ of the way up the neck. The last ¾” of the neck and the sloping lip are applied. Johann Hoff embossed on one side at the shoulder. Round 7-1/2” high. Thanks for any info, Robin

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From: M Cerneck 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 06/08/2006 1:56:31 PM

I have an old bottle that is a star shape and on it is marked alvas brazilian specific co. Pat'd June 10 1890 ( like the one on the questions section of your web site. ) Could you give me an approximate value? Thanks Michele

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From: Kevin Farney

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hayner Combination Lock Bottle

Date 06/08/2006 3:27:15 PM

Hi. I found a mention of this bottle on your site and thought I'd send these pics. I hope you can tell me a little more about it. I'm curious what it's worth and whether or not it would be possible to recondition or replace the cork as it is dried up a bit and doesn't seal. Thanks for reading, Kevin Farney kfarneyone

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From: The Osborns ns

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bromo-Seltzer Bottle

Date 06/08/2006 6:14:43 PM

Hi Digger, Yesterday, we demolished an old house (over 100 years old) and today we were going through the rubble and my husband dug up a cobalt blue bottle, approx. 2 1/2" tall that says "Bromo-Seltzer Emerson Drug Co. Baltimore MD and on the bottom it has either a 9 or a 6 on it. There isn't a date on the bottle anywhere, and it looks like it's blown glass, because it's got an irregular shape to it. We were just wondering if you know anything about this bottle and the approx. age or if it's worth anything.  Thanks for your help! Sincerely, Stephanie Osborn the-osborns

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From: Russell Gantos fhp

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: glazed pottery bottle

Date 06/08/2006 6:37:51 PM

When I was a kid (late 1950s) I found a glazed clay bottle (about 16 inches high which has a handle by spout) (glaze is very shiny) in the woods. Still have it. The only marking is a trademark in a circle with a imperial Lion/ amsterdamcuracao. I don't think it's worth much, but I'd love to know how old it is. Thanks!

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From: Beast444444

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help

Date 06/08/2006 2:45:42 PM

i have furniture made out of ( I thought were wine barrels) but anyway on the bottom of thechair it has the willett distp. bardstown nelson county KY the letters dsp KY 13670 the rg 50 g. anyway I have a round table made of the barrell that when u lift the table top the inside is an old orange color and u can store things in it. looks just like a wine barrell with a top. t hen I have a love seat made of the 2 barrells and the color of that is tan. the barrells are the bottom and back of this seat. the small round table and the one seat spin around. it has old tacks that hold the upholstery on. everyone that see this set says they never seen anything like it. it's awesome. I hope u can help me with some infor. on this furniture. thanks for any info u can give me. sincerely, helena  sjwildgril29

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From: Greg Dean

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Original 1915 coke bottle proto-type

Date 06/08/2006 8:49:11 PM

Hello, My name e is Greg Dean. I am the Grandson of Earl R. Dean the designer of the famous Coke bottle. My father is currently writing a book on the true story behind the design during the time my Grandfather worked for the Root Bottling Company. My question to you is that we have often wondered what the value is of the 2 only prototype 1915 bottles in existence today. The Coca Cola company is in possession of one and my father has the other along with the original sketching. I would be happy to give you more detail of the bottle itself but I would think the value of this kind of bottle comes from the fact that it is an original prototype and possibly the most recognizable bottle in history. I am just curious as to your opinion since my family has debated about it's value for some time. Any response would be appreciated. Thank you.  I've attached the sketch that I found on-line for reference. You will notice that the name on the patent is A. Samuelson who was the Root Bottling Company superintendent at the time. Although Samuelson directed my grandfather to design the bottle, Samuelson put his name e on the patent. My fathers book explains why.  Sincerely, Greg Dean

 

A whole lot of $$ probably in excess of $10-15K

Digger

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From: amy Knight

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ovarian Substance Tablets Bottle

Date 06/08/2006 8:53:51 PM

Hi there.  I am hoping you can help me find out more about the bottle in the attached photos.  I believe the photos will give you all of the info you need. I appreciate you taking your time to look at this, and look forward to hearing back from you! Thanks again. Amy Knight

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From: FARMER5405

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 06/08/2006 6:18:14 PM

I found a bottle that looks like a cola bottle. It is clear colored but appears to be turning yellow. There are 3 rings at the top of the widest part of the bottle. On the front there is an embossed diamond with the word squeeze inside . Above the word squeeze it says 6 and a half ounces. Underneath is the word trademark and below it says Rec. There are 8 vertical ridges on the outside. On the bottom are the words Bradenton Fla. I would like to find out the age and the value (if any). I am interested in knowing more about squeeze. Thanks Ricky.

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From: Joanna Chao ao

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: fish glass bottle inquiry

Date 06/09/2006 3:03:40 AM

To whom this may concern, I was wondering if you know where this particular bottle could be found at a store or where I could order it?  It was posted on your website http://www.bottlebooks.com/forsale/fishbottles/fish_bottles. htm and with the description (4th posted on the site): Here's a green glass figural fish bottle with cork stopper. Nicely detailed on both sides. Bottle measures 13" tall. Bottom marking: "77 A, CE VIN, 75 cl 3". This bottle is probably a very new wine container made within the last twenty years. Regards, Joanna

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From: ERNA MAYBERRY rry

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 06/09/2006 1:21:41 PM

have a Amber bottle that plays how dry I am about 9 1/2 inches tall. has a clipper ship on it , I guess you would say it is hob long sets in base of musical turn key is on when picked up and off when put down thank you ername ayberry  have a Amber bottle that plays how dry I am about 9 1/2 inches tall. has a clipper ship on it , I guess you would say it is hob long sets in base of musical turn key is on when picked up and off when put down thank you ail

To:ername ayberry"

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From: David Wright

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: identify bottle

Date 06/09/2006 3:42:15 PM

aminterested in finding out approx age of bottle.... have only the bottom which has A C Co on round area in bottom . . light bluish green ...probably 1/2 pint or smaller ...thicker in middle of bottom...found at old house site ...some porcelain chips found also please reply also to WrightDs4less thanks david wright David Wright Adjunct Faculty Continuing Education Division Midlands Technical College

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From: Bev Covell 7on

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old syrup bottle?

Date 06/10/2006 6:39:48 AM

Digger, Here is a photo of the bottle I found. I am located in Upstate New York so figure it is maybe from Vermont, Canada, or New York and perhaps it is a maple syrup bottle. I am thinking it might be a small nip syrup bottle, perhaps a gift type package. I absolutely love the red leaves embossed on the front. I have tried to find a photo of it on the internet but have not been aboe to. I have found a few similar ones but not this one with the red leaves and ceramic flip top. It has a mason jar type wire stopper holder as you can see and has a little handle about half way down on one side. Can you tell me where it is from and how much it is worth? It is 7 inches tall, 8. 5 inches around the bottom. The numbers on the bottom are: 25cL 3 60mm and then there is an A on the left and a 14 on the right. The glass is clear and absolutely clean. The stopper appears to be made of ceramic and there is a rubber gasket (seal) between the two little ceramic stopper parts. The wire hinge is in perfect condition. It appears to me who ever had it, may have emptied its contents, washed it, put the cover on and put it on a shelf in the barn, and there it sat till I came along and bought it. Bev

 

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From: Shanna Collins

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: nugrape bottle

Date 06/10/2006 8:30:22 AM

We live on an old place in the country and my husband brought in an old nugrape bottle he had found. It has 2 side seams going all the way to the top of the lip, has a #48 on the bottom of the bottle, glass is clear, has stamped at the bottom DES. PAT. D-130075. On the back it has nugrape teche bottling co franklin, ia, also has purple ink with nugrape on the front of it with a tan ink background. Any idea what its worth ? trying to decide whether to go dig around in the same area he got this from or not and see what other "prizes" we can find. . Thanks a million, Shanna

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From: lorraine

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hi, can you help me identify this bottle?

Date 06/10/2006 11:40:04 AM

Hello, first gotta say WOW, great site!! I was wondering if you could help me with this bottle, hope the pic's I sent were clear, the bottle stands 11 and 5/8 inches high, the seam is around bottle where the shoulder starts, it does not continue down (no seam until 6 & 5/8 inches from bottom)then circles the bottle and goes up 4" and stops at first lip. it is deep Amber color and thick glass (weighs . 720kgs or 1. 92 ounces) the bottom center has a point with the letter A as shown in picture, I was wondering if this could be a john Agnew & son bottle , but would love to have your opinion. The pictures I took show what looks to be white spots all over this bottle, they are invisable to the naked eye. another thing is this bottle does not sit perfectly level, seems to be a tiny bit uneven. any value?

  Thank You, Mike

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From: jp

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: atlas bottle

Date 06/10/2006 1:49:30 PM

i have a clear bottle someone said it was atlas, but there is no marking that I see. It is a rectangular base with a man kneeling and holding the bottle on his shoulder. The bottle is shaped like a soft drink bottle. . no ridges. . about 12" high. Do you know what it is or worth? Judi

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From: Jeff & Trina Lewis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: antique bottle

Date 06/10/2006 6:26:41 PM

I found this bottle a couple of days ago on the one side of the bottle it says "registered trade mark corry & co. s gold medal" the other side says "aerated waters cromac spings belfast established 1850" I was wondering if you have an info about this bottle and maybe a value of it? Can you please help me. From Jeff & Trina Lewis

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From: Anthony & Lydia Green

To: Digger

Subject: Lacky's iron bitters

Date 06/10/2006 6:34:59 PM

Hi Digger, Here is the bottle I had asked you about last week with some pictures of the base, if it is not re fired how was this base produced? Thanks again for your time. Regards, Anthony

It is not impossible it was fire-polished to remove a pontil mark, your bottle does not match the description of the ones known and could be earlier- I'd guess 1870s-  More likely, you have a flaw created as part of the manufacturing process.  I do not know how early Lacky was in business in Bloomington, IL.

Digger

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From: Chris Gill r88

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pepsi/Mason jar

Date 06/10/2006 8:23:47 PM

A coworker of mine has a quart Mason jar that is embossed on one side with Pepsi, and on the other side with Mason. She said it was passed down to her from either her grandmother or her great grandmother. She was told that it came in a box of washing powder. She would like to know more about this jar. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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From: ronnie skipper  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Could you help with this one?

Date 06/10/2006 9:54:09 PM

Hello, I've just began my bottle collecting, picked this one up I would guess a poison ???? If you could help me with the year and value That would be real nice TY Ron.  

Could be 1910-1920 but probably newer and more like 1960-1970.  Looks much like the hobnail pattern but form is off for anything old.  Pontil looks newer or foreign maybe Mexican or Eastern European.  $20-25

Digger

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From: Suzzette Meeks er_57

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 06/10/2006 11:30:44 PM

We were taking down and old house and under the floor we found a bottle it looks almost like the old coke bottles but has Brandimist on it and the date of 1929.  Have you ever heard of this, if so what do you think it would be worth. Thank You So Much For Any Help Karen

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From: Lemons James  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: KEEP IT OR NOT

Date 06/11/2006 11:36:30 AM

Hi there i have a 1982 world champions bottle of coke/st louis cardinals i would like to find out if is worth anything can you help me. Thanks patty  hi there i have a 1982 world champions bottle of coke/st louis cardinals i would like to find out if is ; worth anything can you help me. Thanks patty

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From: Barbara Coffinberger

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: what is it?

Date 06/11/2006 1:18:47 PM

Hello, I just found an old bottle that has Carter’s 7 ½ Made in USA stamped on the bottom. It appears to have had either a cork or glass stopper for the top. The glass is clear. I can just barely make out side seams in the glass. There are several air bubbles in the glass. I am assuming it is a medicine bottle since a Dr lived on our property some years ago and dumped his trash in a spot at the back of the property.  Any help will be appreciated.  Thanks Barbara Barbara

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From: Midnitelady1961

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Very old poisen bottle??

Date 06/11/2006 9:38:20 AM

Dear digger, I purchased a very old unusual bottle I hope you can help With trying to figure out the value of this it is a 4 1/2" tall Millville bottle, that comes in a wooden case, On the bottle label it says Jensen Salsbery Laboratories veterinary supplies. on top of label is the word poisen, and it describes a blistering agent to be used sparingly.  I've tried to research a little and it appears to be from the 1800s, the guy I brought this from found it in a old barn, it was in the original wooden case, I appreciate any help you can give me, thank you very much vicky

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From: dawn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: miniature liquor bottles

Date 06/11/2006 2:12:25 PM

Hello Digger, I have a collection of 40 miniature liquor bottles (see picture). I went through them and picked out what I felt were the most unique (about 26 of them) and took this photo. They are all glass, all sealed, most all with tax seal intact. Contents in some is low due to evaporation I assume. Some of the bottles have two seals, a tax seal and then another seal with date. Crown Royal 1959, Seagrams V. O. 1960, Canadian O. F. C. 1963, Canadian Club 1964. A couple of them have a third seal from the state of Maryland as a "liquor excise tax" seal. So I assume all bottles are from about that time period. . I tried to take the best photo I could, if you can zoom in on the photo in any way you should be able to read the labels. There are two bottles that actually have the labeling painted or printed directly on the glass. I was curious to know if the collection has any value or if any single bottles have any value. Any info you can provide is greatly appreciated. Thank You! Pete

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From: Aliceisforu

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: two bottles

Date 06/11/2006 11:39:33 AM

I have two bottles found in the back of a old shed the first one is a old white house vinegar bottle the bottle is 12in high by 6in wide, I would like to know about what year it is and the value. The second bottle is very small 7in high by 8in wide, it had a metal band around the middle for carrying, but on the side is writing" Patented July 1st. 1913. " but its upside-down, I would like to know the use of it and the value please. thank you for any help.  

 

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From: Dennis M. Garland

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: McCormick Patriot Series whiskey bottles

Date 06/11/2006 7:41:18 PM

Greetings, My aunt gave me a set of eight McCormick Patriot Series bottles. The boxes are about 13" tall and it says the bottles hold 4/5 of a quart. The bottles are empty but otherwise are still in their original boxes and enclosed in styrofoam. I've looked around on the internet but have only found a set of 6 1/2" bottles offered on EBay for $175. 00. I'd like to know what sort of insurance value I should place on this set and would be grateful for any information you can provide.  Denny Garland, dmg48

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From: Bill Driscoll

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: value of bottle

Date 06/11/2006 8:29:46 PM

hi; we have a green Caldwell's rum bottle with a ship on the front with whiskey kegs on it. it measures 7" long by 3. 5 inches wide. on the back it says "federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle. bottom says one pint. we were wondering if you knew when it was made and it's approximate value thank you so much bill

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From: Lisa Carney

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Honey's beverage

Date 06/11/2006 9:40:15 PM

Hi, I came across your site looking to find out when ( and possibly the value) a certain bottle was made. ( I saw a question similar on 04-03-04 from Linda Derry. )I have a friend that has the same kind of beverage bottle( the Honey's beverage bottle with the cheerleader on it) but I believe he said that the bottom of the bottle has 1081 c 13. Any information would be appreciated. Thank-you,  Lisa C.

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From: joe & joan  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date 06/11/2006 9:51:48 PM

Hello Digger, , , , I live in Kennebunk Maine. Recently I found, buried in the woods, three bottles, one broken. They look like a beer bottle, dark brown and about the right size. On the side of them it says " No deposit No return Not to be refilled. On the bottom are some numbers, It says One Way and I think it says Duraglas. There are no labels of any kind. I was wondering what they were used for, how old are they, any value? These bottle were in a thick wooded area, away from any homes and buried about 4 inches deep. I just stumbled on to them after a lot of rain and I found them by accidentally hitting one with a pointed stick. What do you think? Thanks, , , , Joe Mellone

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From: Tonya Calvert

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle research

Date 06/12/2006 2:06:55 PM

I am looking for info for a bottle that my dad had. It is a clear bottle (looks like a torpedo but with a flat bottom) with no embossing on it. The only thing on it is on the bottom and it is K B Lwith a small D arched at the top, T in the middle, 192 under the T and I centered under all. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks

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From: Rand Smith 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Hunting

Date 06/12/2006 2:23:45 PM

Digging was my passion in the late 60's early 70's and I managed to come across some nice finds. I haven't done much hunting in quite some time and would like to get back involved, but it seems finding dig sites is much more difficult now. I live in Conway Arkansas, can you give me some tips on where and or how to locate places to dig? Thanks for your help Rand Smith Arkansas.

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From: Suzan o: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hi

Date 06/12/2006 2:40:16 PM

I have a bottle that has been in my family a number of years. It is the head of Glenn Miller and says that embossed at the bottom. It is numbered on the bottom and is has an embossed EL on the back. Any ideas, age, rarity, value ?? Thanks Susan

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From: achris843

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: JOHN RYAN/1866 SAVANNAH GA.

Date 06/12/2006 4:25:56 PM

I would like to know the value of this bottle please. It is cobalt and has a blob top mint condition or at least i think so. Can't send picture right now

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From: shelly timber 3

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle in a bottle

Date 06/12/2006 11:17:46 PM

I want to know if you can tell me anything about a bottle in a bottle. It seems to be some sort of medicine. The bottle is brown with a plastic screw on top . It has the numbers 1492, 18, and 4 on the bottom. It also has a B inside a circle. There is a smaller bottle inside. The smaller bottle inside does not appear to have an opening at the top. There is still some content inside and since I don't know what it is I don't handle the bottle much to investigate it.

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From: DIEGO SZILAGYI  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cognac Napoleon - reserve 1802-

Date 06/13/2006 11:31:14 AM

Dear Sir good day,  I have a bottle of Cognac champagne. The front labels says: cognac napoleon grande fine champagne reserve 1802. e. piercel de saint-jacques. The back label says ce produit provient de la province de champagne (france) pierre celestin. de la maison de saint jacques, reserve 1802. etait le fournisseur officel de l'empereur napoleon 1er the bottles color is olive green and the labels are like if there where made out of brown paper bag. It has a a cooper wire net on it and the neck of the bottle is covered in sand. I would like to now if you know anything in regards to this bottle.  Any informtion you can provide me would be great !!  best regards, Diego

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From: Caron Black

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Iowa State Liquor Decanter

Date 06/13/2006 3:37:16 PM

Hi Digger: I have a Liquor Decanter that is the shape of the State Capital Building of Iowa and has never been opened. I believe they came out in 1971. Do you know the value of this, if any or any history on this.  Thanks, Caron Caron.

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From: Lisa 0on

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottles.

Date 06/13/2006 9:20:16 PM

I have several old bottles. My father was a construction worker. He has dug up alot of bottles, I have them in my possesion. One I will as about is "White Eagle Soda Company" of Indian Orchard, MA. Do old bottles have much value? Thank you. Lisa.

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From: Joan 3

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ?

Date 06/14/2006 11:31:35 AM

HOW LONG DOES WHISKEY LAST IN A UNOPENED BOTTLE (MALT)

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From: joel2 llo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about a WW2 bottle

Date 06/14/2006 12:29:41 PM

Hello I am from the Principality of Monaco (europe) I just found this bottle on a WW2 US GI camp in my area and I would like to know for what it was made for(whiskey, soda...?) following the pictures thank you in advance for your help around the bottle it's mark FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE USE OF THIS BOTTLE and on the bottom 4/5 QUART all around bests regards joel and sorry for my english

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From: DJohn37

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Date Cola

Date 06/14/2006 12:18:43 PM

Dear Digger - I'm not a bottle collector, but I am researching the date palm and its numerous edible products. Recently I bought on EBay a 6 ounce clear bottle with an applied color label (red and white) with the name e "Date Cola" (Trade Mark Registered) and an image of two date palms. On the rear of the bottle it says "Date Cola Inc. " In the published literature on date palm products, I cannot find any mention of a soft drink flavored with date fruit. There is no indication on the bottle where it is from, but it looks like an American bottle. It looks relatively recent by the design. Any idea about where it comes from? Any information will be most appreciated.  Thanks, Dennis Johnson Cincinnati OH

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From: noel snow bc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: green bottle

Date 06/14/2006 5:57:25 PM

Hi. . saw your website. . seemed to be useful to a point. I have a long bottle...round...very light green almost clear...vines intertwining at the 14" tall. . and has the logo L. Rose & Co about 3" from the neck of the bottle.... . the lettering is raised as well as the design which makes it complete glass not painted! .... on the bottom of one side it says J K & S. .  the other side has numbers either 8712 or 871Z in the middle it has the letter W There seems to be a seam as if factory made...looking at the top of the bottle though it appears to be blown glass and has a lip(not very large tho) as if a porcelain/cork. . top should have been there! there are small air bubbles throughout the glass itself. .  any information on this would be quite helpful and appreciated!.... .  Noel

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From: sandra. santessoc. ca

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cutter Standard Mark

Date 06/14/2006 6:34:43 PM

Dear Digger, I've been trying to find the company and product for this small clear glass bottle that we've found in Alberta Canada. The bottom has an 8-sided crest with the words CUTTER STANDARD around a cross. I've only found one other reference to such a mark. It was on your web-site and was unanswered. Do you know this mark?? Here's a pic. . (Thank You Sandra Santesso

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From: tina  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Home Bitters Co

Date 06/14/2006 10:31:17 PM

My husband found an old bitters bottle years ago. I t is that old lite green glass color and is about 7 1/2 inches hish to the top of neck. it is 3 inchs across and1 1/2 inches thick. on one side it reads HOME BITTERS Co and on the other it reads ST LOUIS Mo there are no embossings on the front or back and the glass is raised in the same shape as the bottle on the front and back. the sides are also raised glass, at least that is the best way I can describe it. it is like a different molding to shape the bottle this way. My husband found it 35 years ago and was told at the time by the antique trader that it was very rare. what can you tell me if anything. thanks tina sipes

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From: tina  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Home bitter co

Date 06/14/2006 10:32:50 PM

I forgot to mention that on the bottom of the bottle it says D. O. C tina sipes

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From: tina  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Home Bitters co

Date 06/14/2006 10:50:31 PM

I guess the raised part of the bottle would be the seam s. thanks tina sipes also have two baby bottles one smaller one is a whisky flask that lay flat on the table with a tube that connects(do not have) and runs to a nipple. they have sayings on them, rymes, the whisky one and says teddys pet and peaceful nights and on the top it has for your baby and then 5-10 testimony, 10-15 ceremony, 15-20 matrimony, 20-30 alimony, 30-40 easy money. the baby bottle has universal feeder inside an embossed medical symbol and circal and measurements on the back . what can you tell me about them thanks tina sipes

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From: Leslie. Dunavan navan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 06/15/2006 2:31:46 PM

I recently saw your post regarding an illini decanter. I notice that it is an old add dating in 2004. I was wondering if you still have it.  Thanks Leslie

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From: Mike & Tara onca

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Confused in Canada???

Date 06/15/2006 2:21:43 PM

just wondering if you could tell me anything at all about this old ceramic bottle I've got. It has F. L. GRA stamped into it I've sent you some pic's to look at. Hope you can help me out. Thanks for your time

 

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From: rabbitt gregory

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Lozogo 91/2 in tall

Date 06/15/2006 5:03:07 PM

Hi have a bottle sun colored amethyst , 91/2 in tall paneled on the bottom one side reads Prepared by Dr Peter Farney & Sons Co Chicago Ill. U. S. A. on the other side large raised letters Lozogo Del. Dr. Pietro pat applied for on bottom late late 1800s thanks for any info . .

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From: Anne K. Hilton wyo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Budweiser Lager Bier Bottle with Paper Label

Date 06/15/2006 6:49:23 PM

Digger, I am very interested in your help in tracking down additional information on this bottle. It was found during a remodel of an 1883 Masonic Lodge when the original floor was torn up. The bottle was actually underneath the original floor, which makes me think that it was put their during construction, perhaps by one of the builders. Pictures are attached which show the label (not in the best condition as it is torn and dirty). The bottle is clear and has not been cleaned in any way since its discovery. It is thicker glass with visible bubbles in the glass and the bottle sits somewhat crooked on its base. The bottle is 12 inches high.  The guarantee reads "We guarantee that this Beer is brewed especially for own trade according to the Budweiser Process of the best Saazer Hops and finest Barley and warranted to keep in any climate. Take notice that our Corks are branded with our Trade Mark" The cork is not with this bottle. The Crest bears the logo of Conrad and Co. and has trademark no. 6376.  The seam is not visible on the lip of the bottle and the lip is even.  On the base of the bottle it is embossed "A. B C. M. Co. " with "E-1" on the middle of the bottom.  I have researched but found nothing on the Budweiser and Conrad bottles with the label...only information on bottles that have been embossed. I am particularly curious about the time frame of this bottle. I have read that Conrad and Co. went bankrupt in 1883...which is the time the building was being constructed. What do you think this bottle tells about the time period in which the building was constructed and the type of people who would have been building the building (in other words how common was this bottle and what is some of its history)??? If it makes any difference we are located in Laramie, Wyoming, an old railroad town. Does this bottle (even in its present condition) have any worth??? Any information you can provide would be very helpful in helping us construct a more complete picture of the building.  Thank you for your time! Annie

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From: KAREN MANASCO intellex

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: QUESTION.... Green glass bottle with clasped hands...(PICTURE INCLUDED)

Date 06/15/2006 7:53:16 PM

Hello! Love your website! Thought I would drop a question your way.  The image below (I'm sorry it is sideways) is the bottle in question.  It weighs 9. 6 ounces, is just shy of 6 1/2" tall The bottom is just a fraction under 3" wide, while the top of the bottle is 1 1'4". The opening is 3/4" wide.  There are no markings or embossing. It appears to be crudely made, heavy for it's size and has many bubbles. Under the clasped hands is an indention in the bottle at the bottom, as well as an indention in the back, only deeper. This leads me to believe the bottle was a two part mold which is damaged or something.  Looking at the bottom of the bottle, I can see the bottle is off center of the glass, meaning the inside of the bottle is not centered.  Around the bottom of the lip of the bottle, there are four tiny little points which are all connected to a line in the glass, two at the ends of the 'seam s' and two others in the middle of those.  I sure appreciate any input you may have.  Thank you kindly.  Karen Manasco

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From: pjuneau e

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 06/15/2006 8:25:52 PM

Please tell me about a bottle that is engraved with McCormick&Co MFC Chemists Balto MD and one that is apparently a medication bottle because it is marked with a 2 meaning 2 ounces and it has cc's and drams. On the bottom it is marked with Lyric. Thank You Peggy

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From: BonnieCoe

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Value

Date 06/15/2006 9:05:47 PM

Digger My sister asked me to get online and see if I can find the value of something she has. I haven't seen it as we live 750 miles apart. She says she has a jug of wine never opened. About 3 feet tall or more. It is Chianti wine (1964) (Cartaldo) Bologna Bros. Inc. I am wondering if you can tell me the value of it.  Thanks Bonnie

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From: mds516nt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whistle bottling company

Date 06/16/2006 4:22:41 PM

Hi Digger, I have come across a green glass bottle that appears to be a soda bottle that says "WHISTLE " and below that "FOR QUALITY" and then near the bottom of the bottle it says" WHISTLE BOTTLING COMPANY MUSKOGEE OKLA. CONTENTS 6 1/2 FLU OZS. I have contacted the Library here as well as our local musuem and neither havebeen able to come up with anything.... HELP!!! I f can give me any info. value, history, ect. I would greatly appreciate it. Michelle mds516net

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From: Dean Brown shire

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 06/16/2006 7:36:13 PM

I have a light blue bottle with "EDWARD FELLER UNION MADE CANTON. O". On the base of the bottle is C. & Co No. 6. the bottle is round except there are panels on about 1" of the bottom of the bottle . Could you help me evaluate the bottle? the bottle is approx. 8" tall and 2 1/2 " in diameter. deanhire

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From: williAM

kinzalow 7

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: black bottle?

Date 06/16/2006 9:57:01 PM

hi digger. I have this bottle that's 10 1/2" tall- neck is 3 1/2" long-base 3 1/4", the bottle is dark brown so dark it looks black, the lip has three parts- top 3/4"-under that 1/4" lip that's flared out 1/16" then on each side under that lip are two lips one on each side about 1" long and 3/16" drop in the middle of the lip, no mold marks, no marks on the bottom just a plain old bottle. any information. thanks kinzalow

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From: shelle tions

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: green bottle

Date 06/17/2006 11:07:03 AM

Can you please help me. I have had this bottle for many many years but don't remember how or where I got it. It is green with a raised image of the Eiffel Tower on one side and information about it on the other. On the bottom it says made in italy. It stands 11" tall with the stopper in and the circle bottom part is 6" wide and it is 2" thick. Any idea of its age and if it is worth anything?

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From: Brian Shea

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Franklin 1845 bottle

Date 06/22/2006 11:43:52 AM

Hello, I came across a question you were asked about a 2. 5 inch bottle with franklin products 1845 on the bottom. I have found an identical bottle. Can you tell me anything about it? All I can find out about it when I search are people asking questions about the same. Three so far.  Thanks,

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From: Edna Welch  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mason Fruit Jars

Date 06/17/2006 1:14:43 PM

I have several Perfect Mason Jars with numbers 1-13, but I don't know which is the most valuable and what they are worth. I have one that looks like a 6 or a G and two different ones that are a nine and I have a square one instead of round. I also have an Atlas Strong Shoulder Mason with a three on the bottom. These are quart jars and I have a pint Mason Patent Nov. 30, 1858 which I would like the value of it. I have a double cola bottle also. Sincerely, Edna

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From: Sheila Johnson s

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Thomas Edison Bottle

Date 06/17/2006 1:20:05 PM

Hi Digger, found this in my parents basement in sandusky oh. It's 8. 5 inches high and 7. 5 inches wide. The cork is broke at the neck but the cork that seals it is in tact. It has Kentucky Bourbon in it. Says: Thomas Edison 125th Anniversary 1972. Is it worth anything or should I just keep it in the family. Thanks Sheila Hi Digger, found this in my parents basement in sandusky oh. It's 8. 5 inches high and 7. 5 inches wide. The cork is broke at the neck but the cork that seals it is in tact. It has Kentucky Bourbon in it. Says: Thomas Edison 125th Anniversary 1972. Is it worth anything or should I just keep it in the family. Thanks Sheila680757723-1150564805=:10225--

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From: Edna Welch  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Beautiful Blue Liquor Bottle

Date 06/17/2006 1:30:28 PM

I have a beautiful blue liquor bottle with a glass top that my son brought home from Spain. It has a handle blown into the glass on the side of the bottle which looks like a vinegar bottle with an oval at the bottom moving up to a little slender with a round design and then straight and curves out some where the glass top fits into the bottle. On the bottom it has the date of 1973 and the number 12 and KY-ORB or 8 and 230. I assume that it is maybe Kentucky Bourbon and made in Dec. 1973. The bottle would make a beautiful lamp if one knew how to cut a hole in the bottom and fix th lid as a topper on a lamp. Sincerely, Edna

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From: mike ross

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: silver spring clifton nj

Date 06/17/2006 2:37:24 PM

Dear Digger, I recently came across an old clear seltzer bottle with a silver "tap" on top of it. The bottle was from the Silver Spring Bottling Works in Clifton N. J.  Could you tell me how old it is and if it has any value? Thanks, Mike Ross

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From: Jerry Richards

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hannah & Hogg

Date 06/17/2006 5:13:47 PM

CAMe across bottle of Hannah & Hogg, in " binocular " type leather case. paper label, says bottled by I. R. B. W. No 4, Kentucky. Curious as to value, if any. Had not heard of this before. Thanks Jerry Richards

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From: Melinda Faye ueen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: CROWN ROYAL 1972 NEVER OPENED????

Date 06/17/2006 11:41:43 PM

Hello,  me and my husband are wondering about the value of a bottle of crow royal he was given by his boss that is un opened and the seal is marked 1972. We noticed your questions on your site are old and most un answered so we hope your still given out help. Thanks so much- melinda and charles

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From: Webergwen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 06/17/2006 8:29:54 PM

I have a purple bottle 9" high and 5" wide One side has a sailing ship picture with FRANKLIN underneath and the other side has a picture of an eagle with TWD underneath. Any information you can give me will be very much appreciated. Thank you. Gwen

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From: jon mayr  

To: JAOk20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Can You Please tell me what this is

Date 06/18/2006 1:22:59 AM

Hello Digger,  I recently found a bottle at a yard sale that caught my eye. I have no idea what it is but I will do my best to explain it to you, also I am including some pictures of it. It is a white (I am not sure what it is made of) bottle with a blue picture of some ships and I believe a church in the background. On the back of the bottle is a raised (up from the bottle) picture of a windmill, some houses and some clouds. the bottle has a top that is made of the same material and has a cork on it. on the cork there is writing that says "34 PORT". these numbers appear on the bottom of the bottle: D-334 also 119 and 63. around the outside of the bottom of the bottle it says, "Federal Law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. " Please help me to figure out what it is. I believe it may be old? and also it is in absolutely PERFECT condition. It looks like it has been stored and there is not a flaw on it. Also, is it worth anything? Anyways, Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.  Thank you so much,  Jon Mayr

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From: Jane Kozak k

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: re : bottles

Date 06/18/2006 4:03:41 AM

Hi There My name e is Jane and I have found this bottle I have not seen before, and would appreciate any information on it that you may have, thank you in advance for your time.  The bottle is clear with a light green tinge to it, and it says across the top of it N B W then below that is National Bottling WKS then again.......... . NBW  36 West 21st St. Bayonne. N. J. REGISTERED  THIS BOTTLE NOT TO BE SOLD and on the bottom of the bottle it says  1627.....................EG25, or FG25 can you help me with this ??? Thanks again, and I look forward to hearing from you Jane jane_kozak

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From: Edward a

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: smile bottle

Date 06/18/2006 12:14:46 PM

hi digger, l enjoy your site. dean wolfe asked a question about a smile bottle with chas. krzykwa, jr. on it. that was my greatgrandfather. they had a smile orange soda franchise on oneida st. in shamokin, from about the late 1800's to after the prohibition. the cost of bottles, and people not returning them, put the company out of business. my dad helped bottle this soda. my family had a beer and soda business, so there are many bottles out there. I have had friends dig them up in their backyards and bring them to me. I would gladly accept, or buy, any bottles with my family name e on them. thanks, edward j. krzykwa

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From: Averil Branson . . uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: can you help?

Date 06/18/2006 3:35:27 PM

Dear Digger Whilst browsing the Web, I was trying to find a connection with the Webb family and mineral water. My great great grandfather Richard Webb is noted as a mineral water manufacturer on the 1881 census, and his son John Gregory Webb was connected also. Can you give me any information about the Webb manufactures mention on your Web site by Maureen Black. I know they were Islington based and that's all. Any help you can give would be very gratefully received. Many thanks for your time.  Averil Branson

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From: Penny Dollar

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 06/18/2006 5:04:05 PM

Dear Digger, Recently A Metal Detectors Club I belong to, found a Cauche of Lawes and Co. Ginger Ale bottles. There are probably at least 50 of them, all intact. WE know this is quite a find, . I did not do any of the digging, but one of our friends gave one of the bottles to my husband and I. I have not intentions of selling it, but would to know what the value of the bottles are. Can you help. Did find one on the computer that a diver found, full, in 2003, but that is all the info we have been able to locate.  Also have an Octagan shaped bottle, very old, that has Moroline on it on all sides, and on the bottom. I figure it must have been something like Vaseline, but have hunted everywhere I can think of and no luck. Can you help?  Thanks Sharlene Whitley ggot

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From: Denise

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date 06/18/2006 5:33:58 PM

Hi Digger, My husband found a bottle today. It has a round bottom. On one side it reads ROSS'S on the other side it reads BELFAST It is light green. Any clues? I can send a picture if needed. Thanks, Denise

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From: Webergwen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 06/18/2006 3:20:23 PM

I have a bottle 9 " high by 5" wide. I think it is purple color. It has sailing ship with Franklin underneath and other side has an eagle with TWD underneath. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Gwen

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From: Mercedezh

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 06/18/2006 3:58:17 PM

hi I want to know about the first clorox bottles made because I was at the beach in puerto rico and I found a bottle a glass dark bottle that says clorox on the top and I just want to know how much money does it cost now in 2006 so please contact me ill apreciate it a lot !

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From: jenni davis  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date 06/18/2006 9:31:50 PM

Hello, my name e is Johnathan Davis and I have a question. I have a Warner "Safe Liver and Kidney Cure" bottle Rochester, NY, Amber in color and approximately 10 inches tall. The picture below is from your website, and is a good example of what I have. Except for the mouth portion, the bottle is identical to the one I have. My question is how much money is this bottle worth. Thank you very much.

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From: Maggie M 87th

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Red Bottle

Date 06/19/2006 12:43:09 AM

I found this old bottle today, it's a deep dark red and stands just over 11 inches tall. I cannot find a seam or a pontil, so I don't know if it's hand blown or molded. The bottom is concave and has a mark that I cannot make out, I've included a Photoshopped picture of the mark. The black spots are mystery gunk on the inside of the bottle, any suggestions as to cleaning? As always any help is appreciated! Thank You! Maggie

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From: Ingrid

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Have u seen this before

Date 06/19/2006 6:30:04 AM

Hi Digger, Great website. Wondering if you can enlighten me as to what this drinking vessel is all about. would you have any idea of it's value. I have had someone mention it could be a Mexican sangria bottle no idea of age. I have had someone say it is an old Italian wine bottle. Thanks digger have included picture Ingrid

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From: Sharyn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I. W Harper Decanter

Date 06/19/2006 7:06:43 AM

Hi I found your address on the web and was hoping you could give me more information on my decanter The decanter is about 9 inches high and is square. It has I. W. HARPER on the front and back and has roman coins around the top and bottom. Also the words "Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. On the underside of the base are the numbers 57, D-9, 51 and 4. There is also a small mark in the centre of the base (an anchor???). I see no damage at all to the decanter or the stopper. The stopper is glass with indentations around the sides and has a rubber piece to seal with the words "patent pending" with what seems to be a square between the two words. Would like to know the value of decanter if at all possible.  Thank You Kind Regards Colette South Africa

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From: Huddle, Debra D.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What are these worth please?

Date 06/19/2006 12:59:56 PM

I have the collection of the Series of Three Duck Stamps. All three are in the original boxes and all are unopened.  There is a Green-Winged Teal There is Mallards in Flight And the American Wigeons These are the Beam's Bourbon Decanter Series What are these worth Debbie Huddle

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From: mike johnson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: a rare bottle find.... I think?

Date 06/19/2006 1:01:36 PM

Digger,  I recently came into possession of some bottles that seem to be rare.  These bottles are not empty, they have their original contents. Does this increase the value? How do I get the value of full bottles?  I have the following three full bottles with labels and medicine inside. 1. Mother's Worm Syrup - Edward Wilder and Co.  2. Normand's Balm - Healing remedy - J. H. Normand 3. "Two Bit" Chill Pill - Satanta Drug Co. Any guidance you have would be greatly appreciated. I presently do not collect bottles, but this collection given me has me intrigued. Michael Johnson Dallas, Texas

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From: Jill Gural

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOTTLE QUESTION

Date 06/19/2006 1:17:44 PM

Hi,  I am sorry to bother you but I have a question I am hoping for your help with. I have 2 bottles that were dug the first is a Amber brown liberty flask with the eagle on it and back reads Willington Glass Co West Willington Conn. has an applies top. Excellent Condition and the second is a Cobalt blue poison front reads poison (2X) the middle front has an embossed skull and crossbones and two embossed stars. Bottom is embossed S&D 173. Do you think these are valuable at all and where is the best place or person to sell them if they are. Thanks for all your help. Sincerely,  Jill Gural

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From: Landis, Joseph A

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: elvis decan

Date 06/19/2006 2:47:25 PM

I have 4 Elvis decanters 3 of which have alcohol in them, they are mint condition and have the boxes for each, all music boxes work and I have the price tag for 2 of them when they where purchased in the late 70's early 80's. Are they worth anything? Jody Landis Attachment N1: image001.jpg

 

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From: Carole Posey  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bicentennial bottles

Date 06/19/2006 2:50:13 PM

I have about 8 of these bottles. The label is Waterfill-Frazier straight bourbon bottle and is white and pictures the Alabama Great seal, American and Alabama flags. 1776-1976 The bottom has Heritage China Genuine Porcelain Liquor Bottle185 1976 Back of bottle has the state of Alabama saluting the US on the Bicentennial Bottle is appo. 7"wide X 5" high X 2" thick. What do you think these are worth. They are filled with Kentucky Straight Bourbon wiskey. I do understand the Waterfill & Fraizier Distillery burned to the ground and they never rebuilt. Thank you for any help.  Carole  Thanks.  HYPERLINK "mail

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From: Jim Griffing

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 06/19/2006 4:30:37 PM

hi digger I would like to know about a bottle a friend has it is embossed full quart Kentucky dew burns, donovan agents the bottle shaped like Saratoga mineral water qt 2peace mold dark Amber hope you can tell me something about age and if it is a good bottle to have don't have a picture thanks a lot jim griffing

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From: Veeterrr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: gilbey's spey royal scotch bottle with Scottish dancer to music

Date 06/19/2006 12:38:05 PM

hi, do you know of any where they do reproduction labels for this bottle, what year it maybe, any address I could get information. it has the white and red plaid 18" tall abouts, also do they all play a different tune and what would they be? thanks laveta

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From: Micki Bailey-

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Leather-bound green glass bottle w/ Royal Coat of Arms

Date 06/19/2006 6:52:49 PM

I found a bottle (see attached) that has a similar coat of arms as the UK, Great Britain and Northern Ireland below, but the bottle has a few changes: 1. The lion faces the unicorn, 2. The lion's tongue is hanging out like he's licking something, 3. The Fleur-de-Lis is replaced by a corn cob, 4. The unicorn is NOT chained, but has a choker, 5. The words on the shield "Honi soit qui mal y pense" are almost unreadable as they are covered up by both paws and both hooves.  No other markings are on the bottle you see above. The bottom is also covered. The glass inside is green. The top screws off and looks like a plastic top covered by a wooden exterior.  Do you know what is this? I couldn't find it on e-bay or the web to reference it.  Micki Bailey-Florko

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From: Scott and Jacque Mgebroff

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Your web page said to write you about this bottle

Date 06/19/2006 9:16:20 PM

On your page about Designer Sodas 1910 - 1940, there is the R. C. Grahambottle, patent number 49730. I have one that my Dad got somewhere. The embossing in the middle of one side says, "SODA WATER" and underneath it says, "BOTTLING CO CON 6 FL OZ. " On the other side it says, "SODA WATER" AND underneath it says, "PROPERTY OF COCA-COLA. " The embossing on the bottom edge says, " PAT OCT 3 1916 - NOV 14 1922. " The embossing on the bottom says, "AUSTIN TEX. " Hope this info is useful.  Scott Mgebroff

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From: Renee Lopez

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wildcat Juice

Date 06/19/2006 10:26:45 PM

Hi Digger, I recently bought an item at an auction. It is a whiskey decanter, I think. It is a brown jug with a naked woman attached to the cork. She is sitting on the top of the jug. The jug is sitting in a metal carriage pulled by a brown pottery donkey and there are hooks on the metal carriage that hold small pottery mugs. The words "little brown jug" are painted on the front of the jug and the words "Wildcat Juice aged in the woods" on the back. It has all of the pieces and no breaks or chips. There is writing on the bottom of the jug, but I can't make it out even when I tried to do a relief. It has sentimental value since it belonged to my late aunt and I remember it from her house when I was a child, but I never knew where it came from or what it contained. Can you provide any insight? Thank you!

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From: katie003

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date 06/19/2006 11:47:40 PM

Hello, my name e is Katie and I have a question regarding one of my glass bottles. I have been collecting for years, but I don't know a whole lot about them. It has become a love affair after finding my first medicine bottles in my Grandma's woods. I buy only what appeals to me, and don't pay much attention to what the retail value could be. ( although it would be fun to know) I will give you as much information as possible in regards to knowing what the bottle was likely used for and an age. Any information would be greatly appreciated!  The color is aqua green. the length is approx. 9 inches. the collar is close to a sloping collar . I couldn't find a picture of a single or double collar. On the bottom there are embossed letters. The last letter is hard to make out. It is almost like a more rounded up-side-down "u". The letters are either: CVP, CVD, CVO or the up-side-down "u". It is a molded bottle. The seams run up to the collar. The collar also has lines, but they don't line up with the other seam s. The shape is more rounded than a torpedo bottle. If you hold the bottle up-side-down, it looks like a regular, huge light bulb. It can only lay on it's side. I think the diameter of the rounded part is about 4 inches. It is in good to very good cond. I greatly appreciate your time and would be thrilled with any information you could give me. If I am e-mailing the wrong person, I apologize and could you please forward my question? Thank you again and I look forward to hearing from you! Regards,  Katie

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From: mjbakst

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Horlick's bottle w/ label under glass

Date 06/20/2006 12:24:51 AM

I'm wondering when and where this bottle was made. I have seen pictures of similar Horlicks bottles with the label under glass, but none of them have had the motto "that's meat and drink to me". I would be interested to know how rare my bottle is and a range of value would be greatly appreciated. The bottle is 9 1/2" tall.  Thanks so much.

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From: Sharon de Geus  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Giant Chianti Wine Bottles

Date 06/20/2006 12:59:15 AM

Hello,  I am wondering if you know where I can find a 1950's - 1960's Giant Chianti Wine Bottle. It is in the shape of an original Chianti straw covered Chianti bottles, it is thick, green glass, a little over a 1/4 inch wide thickness, with a long, tall neck, about 3-4 feet tall?  I broke my father's and am trying hard to find another one, but am having quite a difficult time. Thank you for any help. Sharon de Geus

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From: denise hecht cht

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle questions

Date 06/20/2006 9:04:42 AM

I have 4 bottles I am not sure whether I need to hang onto them. 2 of them are 4 " and both square, one amethyst and one aqua tint (no markings on either one but do have seam s), one clear that says GUARANTEED FLASK on it with an old cork in the opening. The last one is 3 3/8" (and 1 1/4" at the base) clear, narrow, round on one side and comes to a beveled point the length of it on the other side (and appears to have a 1 9 2 on the bottom of it. I know this isn't much to go on but I thought I would ask. Thank you for providing this service.  Denise Hecht

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From: MAXINE SWARTS  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: contact for inquiry to old Baxter bottle

Date 06/20/2006 3:11:33 PM

Dear Digger,  Anyway that I could contact Eddie Nichols who wrote to you about some old Baxter IV bottles (see below to refresh your memory)? I would be interested in purchasing them. Thank you,  Maxine Hey Digger, I recently came across some clear machine made Distilled Water bottles in the attic of an old building. They are 13" tall by 4" wide. The metal hanger is intact and works fine and the cap is still on with four plastic tubes running down to the bottom of the bottle. On the bottom reads: Property of Baxter Laboratories Bottle Made in U. S. A. 1 and the number 7 and 2 with a I inside a diamond inside a circle in the middle of these numbers. On the backside are embossed CUBIC CENTIMETERS running longways in the middle of two rows of embossed numbers. The left side numbers are upside down and graduate from 1900 down to 0 in sequence of a hundred. The right side starts at 2000 and graduates down to 200. On the front of the bottle is embossed TWO LITERS right above the label. The label reads U. S. Army Special Vacoliter No. WA 195551 STERILE, NON-PYROGENIC DISTILLED WATER If contents are to be used for parenteral therapy, add ingredients and use within 3 hours after removing diaphragm. CAUTION: To be used only by or on the prescription of a physician. List No. 70 Baster Laboratories, Inc. Glenview, Ill. College Point, N. Y. Any info on age/value sure would be appreciated. By the way, the brushes my wife bought from you for part of my stocking stuffer last Christmas really are great! This year I'm hinting around to her that I want your Secrets of Privy Digging and Medicines books. :) Thanks Digger!!! Southern Regards, Eddie Nichols Eddie, Thanks for the kind words. A short bit of detective work turned up this information. Baxter Laboratories was founded in 1931 as, "the first manufacturer of commercially prepared intravenous solutions.... In 1933, the company opened its first manufacturing facility in a renovated automobile showroom in Glenview, Illinois. There, six employees turned out the complete line of five solutions in glass containers. " When WWII broke out they were the only company producing such solutions that met with Armed Forces Specifications. They still sell the sterile distilled water which is advertised for irrigation (I don't want to know) but not in glass bottles. I'd guess you bottles were made between 1940 - 1960. Interesting, but they probably do not have much value...maybe $2 - 5 each. Digger

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From: JERRIE MCNEMAR

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Mexican Tequila Bottle

Date 06/20/2006 3:36:59 PM

Have one old Mexican tequila bottle with a spiritual picture on the inside of the bottle. It has tequila written on the bottom of the bottle. If you know more information about this bottle information would be appreciated.

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From: Geraldine Zasimowich  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date 06/20/2006 4:19:03 PM

hi digger, , , , I dont know if u can help me or not, , I have bottles that have a music box and a scottish lad dancing the jim inserted in teh bottom of the bottle, , and another one with a ballerina dancer in the bottom, , one is gilbys, scotch whiskey, glen spey distillar, , , came from my grandmothers home can u tell me anything about bottles with musical players in them?? thanks I am geraldine zasimwich, , at ---thank so much !! geraldine zasimowich

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From: Jennifer Strahan  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: VALUE OF A BOTTLE

Date 06/20/2006 5:45:26 PM

Soda Water Coca Cola 9fl Oz With Indian Bogalusa On Two Sides And Bottom Picture Of Indian Six Around Neck Two Opposite Bogalusa La Four Sided Concaved Round On Top Square Most The Way Down Round At Bottom Interested In Value And Date

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From: BRIDGET

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: jack daniels

Date 06/20/2006 7:04:23 PM

hey digger----- I have a friend that just come back from new Orleans and they found an old whiskey bottle with a cork cap and a shot glass in the cap dated for 1901. they have been down trying to restore houses that were tore up from hurricane Katrina. it reminded me of the old serving bottles. any idea on what it would be worth  Thank you,  Bridget email- bridget2571n

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From: Marilyn Kellco. uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: MacLennan Beverage Co Belfast Bottle

Date 06/20/2006 2:45:52 PM

I was digging in my back garden and found a bottle with 'MacLennan Beverage Co Belfast' on it. Can you give me any information on this company as I have tried everywhere I can think of on the net and how old the bottle might be please Thank you Marilyn Kelly

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From: marylyn alvarez 00

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: WINE BOTTLE

Date 06/20/2006 9:47:11 PM

I would like to know how old is this bottle, where it came from, and if it's possible how much it's actually worth. The number on the bottom is d-334 119 58 8

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From: Linda Poirier 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Webb's Stubby Bottle

Date 06/21/2006 1:46:12 PM

Dear Sir: I recently got 2 bottles from my uncles musty old basement that I can't find any info on so amhoping you can help. They are brown 10 oz bottles and the labels say: Double Drink, 10 FL. OZ. WEBB'S Stubby Registered Beverages

-- this one is in red & white around a chubby fellow A jolly good mixer. Zip in every sip. Amber bottle protects the flavor. - this one is white around the same chubby fellow On the bottom it says: DES. REG. 1939 Any info you can provide me would be great. I've tried the internet but keep coming up blank. Thanks very much. Linda Linda & Lou Poirier saltypost. ca

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From: Paul Poljak

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: State Bottling Company, Homestead Pennsylvania

Date 06/21/2006 4:08:55 PM

Hi, I recently found a ribbed glass bottle with the words in raised letters REGISTERED STATE BOTTLING CO HOMESTEAD, PA CONTENTS 6 ½ FL OZ It is quite heavy for its size with a slight greenish cast. There is also the capital letter “H” in raised letter on the bottom of the bottle. I have searched everywhere for information such as age, contents, value, but have come up with nothing. Please help us if you are able. I have attached two pictures for your review.  Thank you in advance for your assistance.  Paul

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From: Thesidsternknox

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: my old bottle I hope

Date 06/21/2006 1:21:22 PM

my dad has an old Canadian Club Whiskey bottle I think about a gallon it doesn't have a lid but it has written on it that it was by appointment given to a queen can you help with this what do we have the dates are from the late 1800 to early 1900 its by hiramwalker and sons importers and in the lower right corner of the label the letters WG 276-B if you need a picture I can take one and email it to you thanke Brian DeVaney

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From: jan collins lins

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ???

Date 06/21/2006 6:53:51 PM

What a great site! I really hope you can help, I've run into a couple of items which make me think these are old sake bottles, but maybe they're vases?  The one on the left measures 7" tall and the bottom is 2 5/8" in diameter, the one on the right is 5 1/2" tall and the ring on the bottom measures 2" in diameter. I'm sorry the pictures aren't better, I don't know if it's the camera or the operator. (That would be me...) The sun on the bottle on the left is gold, as is the line around the rim. The little dots, tree branch and house frame is also gold on the one on the right. Your expertise would be greatly appreciated!  Sincerely,  Jan Collins

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From: bltes o

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 06/21/2006 7:24:46 PM

Have a small bottle with "F. W. DEVOE & CO. NEW YORK" on it. I know it was an art supply company that began around1874. Clear glass, 3" high, 2" wide. Do you have any other information on it? Laura

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From: kellie bolden  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 06/21/2006 7:25:47 PM

my husband found several bottles long neck maybe a cork went in the top it is not really round more of a little oval maybe it has a picture of three men two men are playing drums and the other is playing a flute and under the men it reads born with the republic the bottle is clear in color

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From: susan connolly

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question

Date 06/22/2006 10:36:26 AM

Private resident no longer drinks â?? how does this owner of 4 boxes of various unopened liquor bottles sell these items without breaking any Maryland laws? Thank you

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From: PeaceBound7

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cola bottle

Date 06/22/2006 5:37:21 AM

Hi, I have a Topp Cola bottle and I would like to know what it's worth. It's 11" by 2-1/2". Bottom...Duraglas 10 -1 with circle around it- 61 G-1936 Thanks, Paul

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From: Kaluza, Darcey A luza

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Codd Bottle

Date 06/22/2006 1:27:33 PM

Hello Digger, During recent home renovations, my husband dug up a codd bottle. It is aqua with the markings "Barnett & Foster London N".  It is in mint condition just a little dirty. It looks hand-blown.  Could you please tell me how old it is and if it has any value? Many thanks, Darcey  

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From: sagegardensro

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: value of old brandy bottle

Date 06/22/2006 5:32:30 PM

I know that you deal in old empty bottles, but I have searched everywhere to try and find the value if any on an old bottle of brandy. If you don't know I thought maybe you could steer me in the right direction. The bottle is one pint still sealed. The label reads Fine Old Brandy bottled in bond by Louisville Public Warehouse Co. Louisville, KY Made spring of 1915 bottled fall of 1928. Produced prior to Jan. 17 1920 by Martin Flexner Distillery No. 7 district of Louisiana Bottled at General Bonded Warehouse No. 1 fifth district of Kentucky. For medicinal purposes only. Sale or use for other purposes will cause heavy penalties to be inflicted. I thank you for your time, Marty Sage

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From: Gerkenfj

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: TARRANT'S SELTZER APERIENT

Date 06/22/2006 3:44:21 PM

Your web page listed somebody"s request as to value of this bottle. What was your answer.  Thankyou, fred j gerken

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From: oscarf mcast

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 06/22/2006 9:30:39 PM

I have an antique glass bottle and on one side written vertically "FLEGENHEIMER BROS". It is not a beer bottle. It does have a narrow neck with the opening only 3/4 inch. The bottle is square. Each side is approximately 3 inches wide, and the bottle is 9 1/2 inches high.

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From: Kathleen Newell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

Date 06/22/2006 11:05:16 PM

My question is regarding an old milk can with Aristocrat - Baltimore MD on the side. Any ideas how I might trace it's worth? Thank you

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From: Kathleen Newell

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 11:05 PM

 

Subject: question My question is regarding an old milk can with Aristocrat - Baltimore MD on the side. Any ideas how I might trace it's worth? Thank you

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From: Becky F 1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: white house vinegar

Date 06/23/2006 5:23:20 PM

Hello, hopefully you can help. looked all around the internet and can not find this jar anywhere. my husband and I recently obtain a white house brand vinegar "jar". it has White house Brand vinegar embossed on it with a picture of the white house and on the bottom of the jar is a 9 nothing else. any info would be greatly apprec. im not sure where to go to find out if you answered my question so my email is Jbfoster71. thank you very much.  Becky

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From: mitchell9602

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: History on whiskey jug

Date 06/23/2006 5:23:59 PM

Can you tell me anything about the history and value of a whiskey jug. It is a light brown, round jug about 5 inches in diameter. It has a loop on the neck for lifting with a finger or thumb. It has a smooth lip.  It is stamped in black letters on the side of the bottle-- Fred Hipple, Jr Distillery  Madisonville, KY I have looked at several hits on the Internet for history of Madisonville, KY and for distilleries in Madisonville, KY and have not found information that showed that Madisonville, KY even had a distillery. I would appreciate anything you can find regarding this bottle and/or the distillery itself.  Thank you

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From: Joseph Thomas

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: A couple of bottles. .

Date 06/23/2006 6:57:38 PM

I am sorry to report I have no photos. I hope these are distinctive enough that a brief descriptioon will suffice: 1. MASON'S PATENT NOV30th 1858 on the front with a MALTESE CROSS under the word MASON'S and PAT NOV 26 67 in a circle around the bottom with 30 in the middle. Cap is metal with porcelin? liner that says "GENUINE BOYD CAP FOR MASON JAR. " Glass appears to be thin, AND IS very pale blue with bubbles and streaks. Jar about 7 inches tall.  2. SHASTA WATER at the top and SAN FRANCISCO on the bottom on two sides opposite each other. There is a metal cap on top with a glass tube inside. I have not tried to remove it. Bottle is about 11 inches tall and weighs a ton!  Any information you can give me will be helpful.  Thank You, Joseph Thomas

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From: Ron Blitstein n

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 12 Gallon bottle

Date 06/23/2006 9:46:09 PM

Tammy, Did you ever get any information about the 12 gallon bottle you wrote to Digger Odell about? If so, I would love to hear what you found out.  Thanks, Ron

From: Tammy McKinniss

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 12-09-2004 Dear Digger, I am writing because there is a gentlemen by the name e of Ron who has sent you a letter and pictures of a 12 gallon glass bottle from 1918. I too have a bottle exactly the same. the bottom has 12g 1918 on it, 26" high 46 1/4 " in diam. and has a small c on the side close to the top. the lip of the bottle is 1 1/2 " high and 11" around the outside and 6" on the inside of the lip. the glass seems to be about 5/8 inch thick. there are 3 seam line, and the lip looks and feels as if it was added. I would like to know what this bottle contained and if there is a value. thank you. Tammy

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From: Brooke rooke

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1978 italian wine decanters hobo/clown leaning on lamp post

Date 06/23/2006 11:21:41 PM

Hi, I was cleaning out my late grandmothers home and ran across these 2 diferent wine decanters. One has a tax stamp that says vintage 1978. The label says Vino Da Tavola Rosato Gori Gori and Italian wine Bottom states Hand Painted Made Italy I'm curious what they may be worth. They are both very dusty but look in perfect condition, still full and they stand about a foot tall. Thanks you very much for your site and thanks in advance for your help, Brooke

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From: bud76

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sparkletts Bottle

Date 06/23/2006 11:57:12 PM

Dear Digger Odell, I have a Sparkletts Water Bottle (picture shown below) and wonder if you could give me any information on when it was made, used for etc. It has the name e "SPARKLETS" on the side and has the wording "TELEPHONE PRIVATE EXCHANGE ALBANY 1171" on the bottom. Any information you could give me regarding the maker and use will be appreciated.  Yours truly, William Dickenson 

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From: C  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: The Grand Junction Bottling Co. Grand Junction, Colo. bottle.

Date 06/24/2006 12:20:35 AM

Hi, I have searched the net to no avail for anything about this bottle and have come up empty. I even searched page by page thru your previous ?'s and still nada. This bottle was one of a few in my grandfathers collection. He was more into hunting for rocks, arrowheads, and insulators which is how I suspect he acquired it. He did reside in Grand Junction, Co. for at least 25 yrs. but was born and raised in Denver, Co. This bottle is embossed THE GRAND JUNCTION BOTTLING Co. GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. with the BOTTLING Co. being in the middle of the rest which are in a circular pattern. looks like it is a three piece mold? mold line around base then one on each side all the way up but very faint on the top. It is 6 7/8" tall and 2 7/16" at the wide part. the glass is a faint purple I'm pretty sure from the sunlight. It seems to be stained on the inside , I can wash it out and then in a day or so it comes back? Weird. I'll send the only pics I have. I would like to know how rare or if it is and if it is worth anything. I have sold some insulators on ebay so that is where I would list it. I would definitely want to put some kind of reserve on it because if it is only going to fetch a couple-ten- twenty dollars I'd rather just keep it for sentimental value. But I'm not too sentimental when the price go up if ya know what I mean. Thanks for any advice you can give me. I'd just buy your books but I'm not really into collecting bottles or anything of that nature so I'd just have to turn around and sell em on ebay. Thanks.

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From: Dyna hoo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Brown Bottle

Date 06/24/2006 1:19:14 PM

Good Afternoon,  I was beginning to wonder if there was a way to get this bottle, or more accurately its contents, identified. I spent several ours looking at pictures without anything close, even tho I know it is probably a common type bottle. It is clear brown. Very short neck, maybe an inch in length. Short wide body at about 10" in height, 4 inches across. I dont have exact figures as it is at home and Im at work. There is no embossing, lettering or labels that I can find anywhere on the bottle, but I have not taken a close look at the base due to the fact that the bottle is still sealed and intact. The lid is the older pop tops that require a church key to open verses the new ones that you can open with your bare hands. The lid is rusted to the point that any identifiers are gone. I found it in my backyard that used to be a personal junkyard. It was buried in the bottom of the firepit. I have lived in the house for 5 years and Im 38 and never have seen a bottle of this kind on the shelves, although my roommate (who is 44) says that old budweisers or bud lights used to be in them. Im more interested in what to do with the bottle as it's withstood freezing temperatures and heat over 110 during the summer months. The liquid inside is at the full level, still clear and still carbonated as when I tilted it after I picked it up, I saw bubbles rise up. Any suggestions?  Thank you for your time, Dyna Men in power should never be trusted - James Madison

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From: Joseph Thomas

To: Digger

Subject: Re: A couple of bottles. .

Date 06/24/2006 9:02:34 PM

Thanks for your prompt reply. I am still confused as to whether my Mason jar is an original or copy. The mold number is 30, and it has the cross on it, even though it is a pint jar.  Thanx, Joseph

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From: Eileen Rondeau lus

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Lancaster's Indian Vegetable bitters bottle.

Date 06/24/2006 11:28:58 PM

Hi There, I have a "Col. SAMJohnson, Proprietor, Richmond, VA 1852, A. Lancaster's Indian Vegetable Jaundice Bitters". I have seen them on Ebay, but the one I have has jaundice spelt wrong. It is spelt jaondice.  Have you seen any of the bottles with the mis- spelling, and if you have is it worth more than the others? This one is in very good shape, and has a cork in the top.  Any information will be appreciated. Thank you Eileen

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From: RGreg86354

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cobalt/cornflower bottle

Date 06/24/2006 7:45:12 PM

6 1/2 high exactly cornflower blue with cobalt blue lip of one inch. Has squat shape and round with 1 1/4 inch neck side seams extend up neck most likely had cork and ring??but is uneven under lip and actually the lbottle leans ever so slightly to the right  inverted bottom with ridges.  words raised say JOHN RYAN the letters on this are not evenly spaced.  (one inch letters going around bottle)  next line going around bottom of bottle about one inch from bottom is this in half inch raised embossed letters PORTER & ALE PHILADELPHIA XX The A in Philadelphis however is only 1/4 inch high and has a raised dash under it has a 3/4 inch seed bubble and also the & sign in PORTER & ALE is mishapen looks more like an 8 with a curly tail on it.  I think RYAN had a bottling place in Atlanta but this one is Philadelphia. I contacted a Belgian Pub in Philadelphia called Ryans but they know nothing of it. However one gentleman from that area e mailed me he thinks he heard of it before and it may be worht $600 or clams as he stated.  The wonderful cornflower color does not match with the deeper cobalt color of the top lip part. I think the top may have been put on separately because its a little rough to the feel inside of bottle. Seam only goes up sides and neck not to the lip part at all. There is no seams at all on lip part.  Ive researched the bottles on your website and this appears to be a wonderful gift that was given to me by an ex boyfriend who was a collector of historical antiques. I can send you a photo if you would like. Any info you can provide would be appreciated. The bottle is not actually clear its more dirty looking inside. Holding it to the light it has a lot of very very small bubbles in. Boy these studies can be addicting your website is fascinating.

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From: Michelle Brewer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: CHAMPANGE

Date 06/25/2006 12:53:30 AM

I have two bottles of Champagne; one labeled S. A. Champagne Pommery and Grend Reins Champagne Pommery ...Maison Fondee-EN-1836 and the other labeled Cabinet Demi-Sec J. Racky mainz/RH Deutscher Sekt. Can you give me any information on these and do you know their worth? Both bottles are sealed. Thanks.  Michelle Attachment

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From: rfishernet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1 gallon Smirnoff bottle

Date 06/25/2006 11:55:26 AM

I was recently given a Smirnoff clear glass 1 gallon bottle. The label is mostly off but has the Smirnoff crown logo formed in the glass itself with the words STE PIERRE SMIRNOFF FLS below the crown logo. Above the logo are the words FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE. On the other side above a large label remnent are the numbers 1818. The bottle is 18" tall. On the bottom are the words LIQUOR BOTTLE, a small 2 center left, and the numbers 64 and 72 seperated by a capital "I" inside a circle.  Is this worth anything or do I now have just a coin bottle?

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From: ROBERT BARNES 8

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey Bottle

Date 06/25/2006 12:50:34 PM

Digger, I found a whiskey bottle and would like to know the history and value if possible. The bottle is 10" high, cap was screw on type, mold seam goes over top of lip, base is embossed with a M on top of a V with what looks like the number 3 above the MV, it is round, embossed at top "WATERFILL & FRASIER WHISKEY" below this at bottom edge is "D. W. DESTILLERY CO. S. A. on opposite side at top is "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE", glass is clear. Thank You for Your Time adn Trouble, Bob Barnes Digger, I found a whiskey bottle and would like to know the history and value if possible. The bottle is 10" high, cap was screw on type, mold seam goes over top of lip, base is embossed with a M on top of a V with what looks like the number 3 above the MV, it is round, embossed at top "WATERFILL & FRASIER WHISKEY" below this at bottom edge is "D. W. DESTILLERY CO. S. A. ; on opposite side at top is "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE", glass is clear. Thank You for Your Time adn Trouble, Bob Barnes

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From: SHIRLEY SILLS lls

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Do you have a clue?

Date 06/25/2006 4:24:11 PM

I have a set of identical whiskey bottles. they are made of a thick type crystal with stoppers to match. They each have tags with "brandy", "rye", "scotch" around their necks. On the back of the tags it reads "stieff sterling and then it has a round emblem with "cwxx4" mark. The three bottles are in a metal holder with a drop down side to slide the bottles out. I think the holder is made of silver because it is tarnished. It could also be made of brass too. The bottles are about 12" high and are square in shape. Will you please e-mail me if you may have any idea of history on these. Thank-You  Shirley Sills

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From: rosemoallieepc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle - larking co

Date 06/25/2006 6:19:05 PM

hello: I was wondering if you know who would be interested in the 3 inch dark green larking co. buffalo bottle. I do not have a top for the bottle, but the bottle still in nice condition. Please let me know if you know of any one that would be interested in this item.  Rose Sanner

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From: Wddcjordan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 06/25/2006 2:50:12 PM

I have a aqua, blob top, BIM, hutchinson type bottle, with the words Biloxi Artesian Bottling Works E. Barq Prop. in raised lettering on it. It has no other word or numbers anywhere and I can't seem to locate another on like it. It seems to be in great condition. If you can provide me with any information about it or where to locate one I would be very grateful.  ` Sincerely  Dana Jordan  _Wddcjordan_ (mail

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From: Kevin Reilly

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: webb' english stone ginger beer bottles

Date 06/25/2006 10:18:43 PM

I have three cases (24) of the same bottle as one of your previous writers.  Could you send me the answer you provided her and/or can you give me some idea of the worthiness of these items. With thanks. Kevin Reilly reilllys.com Original Posting: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 10:28 What can you tell me about this bottle? Hi Digger, I have a pretty 8" brown bottle with "Webb's English Stone Ginger Beer"on it. The bottle is covered in bricks and spider webs (including one on the bottom). The base of the bottle has "design registered 1931" and min. con. 6 oz". I'd appreciate any information about could pass on to me. Thanks Cheers, Carole REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE but RESPOND amy, Carole, Dwayne, Gracie Myers 642 Ski Club Road North Bay, OntarioCANADAP1B 7R4

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From: Baliupg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hannas Electro Silicon Liniment bottle

Date 06/25/2006 7:05:57 PM

Hello, I was just surfing and found your website. On 8/25/05 Ibeconomou wrote in and said he purchased a bottle with Hannas Electro Silicon Liniment on it. It was made in my home town of Spencer, NY by the Emmons Pharmacy. I have a couple at home and would be interested in purchasing this one if it is for sale. Can you give me any value? Thank you, Robert Snyder Spencer, NY

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From: Kay Sealock  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Elijah Craig bourbon

Date 06/26/2006 10:28:59 AM

We are descendants of Elijah Craig and wish to know if there are old (antique) bottles still in existence that had original Elijah Craig's bourbon in them. We have the current bottles from Heaven Hill's. What other sorts of bottles have contained E. Craig bourbon? Thank you for your time and efforts. Kay Craig Sealock

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From: bob barber

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: scotoh heirloom

Date 06/26/2006 1:18:01 PM

I have 2 bottles would like to know if you can tell me any thing thank you

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From: Webergwen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 06/26/2006 12:50:40 PM

I did not see a reply to my previous question regarding purple bottle 9" tall by 5" wide. Embossed with eagle with letters TWD on one side and sailing ship with FRANKLIN below. Please advise. Thank you. Gwen

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From: Dixon, Mary C p

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Uncle SAMDecanter

Date 06/26/2006 5:59:38 PM

I have an Uncle SAMdecanter that I am trying to find some info on.  It stands about 9" tall and looks to be made out of ceramic, brown in color with a glaze. The detail is very visible, his hat, facial features, beard, long coat tail. Uncle SAMis straddling a barrel that reads "What We Want". His hat is the cork stopper. There is a small ceramic plate that the bottle sits on that is made to look like bricks. There is no brand or writing on it as to who may have made it or what was in it. I know that it is old because it belonged to my son's great grandmother and grandfather. They were both from Germany and lived in the Chicago area in the 30's and 40's.  I would appreciate any info that you can send me.  Regards, Mary Dixon Engineering Discipline & Assurance Administrative Assistant X 2-4941

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From: Chuck

To: Subject: HOOD'S SARSAPARILLA?

Date 06/26/2006 8:08:41 PM

Hello, Was digging in my yard and found a Hoods Sarsaparilla on front back, says Apothecaries on back, sides says CI HOOD & co, Lowell Mass , bottom 57? I'm from southern Ohio and was curious about it.  When I was a kid My Dad had a bottle collection a lot old fiddle bottles and different jars and a green pepsi bottle. Any info be cool.  Thanks, Chuck

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From: joe p  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1923 Canada dry bottle

Date 06/26/2006 10:11:29 PM

Trying to get some info on this bottle. .looks like 1923 or maybe 1928 because the bottom is stamped 28 S. .right around the time Mclaughlin sold the company to Saylor and started bottling in NY? what can you tell me? what might it be worth?

 

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From: JWFermier

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: A bottle question

Date 06/26/2006 8:06:59 PM

I found a bottle that was mostly buried today near some eroded land. I am unfamiliar with antique bottles and to make matters worse I don't drink alcohol so I have no idea what type of bottles are current versus antique bottles. The bottle is for Ste Pierre Smirnoff Fls. If you could give me any information regarding this bottle I would appreciate it - Thank you in advance. I can't tell if this is recent trash made to look older than it is or actually an old bottle. Below are the details regarding it: The bottle is 11. 5 inches tall and made of clear glass with a label formed into (imprinted into) the glass. The top of the bottle has a single screw thread but it is missing the cap. The labled formed in the glass is in the shape of a crown with four seals featured in the crown with dates that read 1877, 1886, 1882 and 1896. Above the crown is this statement, " FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE. " Under the crown are the words " STE Pierre Smirnoff FLS" and "4/5 QUART". At the bottom on the front is a small glass protrusion of some type from the forming process. On the back side of the bottle is a number "1818. " On the bottom of the bottle are several numbers: "3523", "64", what looks like either a "4" or an "A", a "1" a mark that looks like a large "T" with a "7" under it on the left side and a "C" under the T on the right side, and "R105".  Thank you for you help. Jason

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From: DAWN ALDOUS  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Our bottle

Date 06/27/2006 9:02:48 AM

Hello, We were very excited to find your website and hoped you might be able to tell us about our bottle as far as authenticity, if it is actually an original or reproduction and its worth? I have enclosed pictures of the front, back, bottom and lip as well. The bottle is green in color but I am not sure if it would be considered emerald or avocado, it has a very smooth surface and feels very nice and the front and back center of the bottle seem to slope inward a bit, no cracks or stains, I can see the seam line to the smooth round part of the lip but I do not see the line on the actual bubble of the lip or the top of it however my husband seems to think he can see the seam faintly beyond that point. The front of the bottle has a "engraved I suppose you would call it" flower design within a circle. The back of the bottle has another circle in the same place and says Glassboro at the top and 1850 at the bottom of the circle with, as I would describe, almost a crown-type design or logo in the center. The bottom of the bottle says Wheaton, NJ and has a rather odd shaped design in the center. The object really looks like nothing in particular but rather just a jagged edge odd shape. I hope the pictures are clear enough for you to help us figure out what we have and we would appreciate any information you might be able to offer. Thanks so much, we can't wait to hear from you! Dawn

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From: Alisa Brown acardi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cobalto McCormick Bottle

Date 06/27/2006 12:35:17 PM

My husband found a bottle in South Carolina and was wondering what type of bottle it is. the history is it worth anything and how old is the bottle. (Was it made July 8, 1902 or before)? The embossing on the bottle reads "Cobalto - McCormick" Patented July 8, 1902. There is an embossing that appears to be a bumble bee in a embossed circle. (No label) The height is approximately 3", The bottle is square The mouth of the bottle looks to have used a screw on cap.  The color of the bottle is a dark cobalt blue It appears to be in good shape.  I don't have the bottle with me but if you need a picture for more detail I can send a picture.  Thanks Alisa Brown

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From: Jamie Dunn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 06/27/2006 1:11:07 PM

digger I got a bottle of wine with vento wines cleveland on the bottom it is a wine decanter from italy with a man sitting on a barrel and holding a barrel over his head. Do you know anything about this bottle its full by the way . greg

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From: Gale Sisul

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 06/27/2006 3:37:14 PM

Hello! I read your questions/answers from time to time and greatly appreciate your willingness to help others. I have a rather large bottle collection. The bottle I am writing about is a clear bottle, appears to have used a cork to close or possible a porcelain stopper although there is no wire mechanism to indicate so. The front of the bottle says (in raised letters): Solution CITRATE MAGNESIA DOSE ADULTS ONE HALF TO ONE BOTTLE AS DESIRED CHILDREN IN PROPORTION TO AGE There is no type of marking on the bottom. There is a chip in the bottom.  Would you please give me any input on this bottle. I did see other references to citrate magnesia bottles but referred to them as a disinfectant. This appears to not be the case, but, rather a dose of medicine. Thanking you for your time.  Gale Sisul

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From: Maureen Magill

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: george dickel

Date 06/27/2006 3:45:51 PM

My mother has an old George Dickel Tennessee Whisky bottle lamp and wanted to know if it was worth anything. It is still full and sealed with whisky. Any info you could give us would be helpful. Thanks, Maureen Magill

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From: bnik

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cobalt blue bottle questions.

Date 06/27/2006 6:27:46 PM

hello, I was wondering of you could help me identify a bottle I have. I have some pics attached for better understanding. just wondering about the age, rarity and if its a reproduction. maybe value? thanks Nick b.

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From: LAURA SCHERER

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 06/27/2006 8:08:43 PM

Hello, I have found a Triple Sec bottle that appears to be rather old. The thing about it that seems unique to me is it has four separate chambers and at one time had four different flavors in the one bottle and at the top of the bottle it did have four separate corks. I was wondering if this is a common bottle or not and I wondered if you could give me a little information.  Thank you .  Laura Scherer

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From: jacobdorndairyfarm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 3 old poison bottles with poison still in them

Date 06/27/2006 9:14:32 PM

Dear Sir, Im hoping that you cab help me. I bought a small box of antique bottles at a sale over the weekend. When I began looking at them today, I noticed that 3 still had the contents in them and 3 have old cork stoppers. The contents are mercury sulfide, silver nitrate, and oil of wormwood. Are they safe to keep and if not who do I contact about disposing of them? Thanks, Sherry

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From: Robert Kelley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle Id

Date 06/28/2006 1:17:48 AM

I have a bottle embossed Ponds Extract with 1846 embossed on the bottom. Can you tell me what the product was and is 1846 is a date of manufacture?

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From: Joseph Thomas

To: Digger

Subject: Re: A couple of bottles. .

Date 06/28/2006 12:21:39 PM

Thanx for the info. I am not a collector, and have aquired these almost by accident. I am about to list them on e-Bay, but I would rather sell them all at once. Interested? Joseph

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From: Morgan Hiser an

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: George Washington Bicentiennal Bottle

Date 06/28/2006 12:58:24 PM

I have a unopened George Washington Bicentennial Bottle full of Jim Beam

. I wonder what it might be worth.

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From: jason stone 2003 uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 06/28/2006 5:00:41 PM

Hi can you date my bottle please and tell me how much its worth Thanks Jas  

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From: POCKETAROX

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BEAUTIFUL BOTTLE

Date 06/28/2006 2:49:35 PM

Hi Digger; I am sending you these pix in request of any info on this bottle. I have tried many different avenues but cannot seem to get anything on this one. bottle says made in Italy on the bottom very heavy and thick the design on outside can be felt on the inside, I think that means its a 3 blown mold? 10 7/8ths- tall 2 1/2 -thick 8 1/4- wide the mold seam stops at 1 inch below the the sides have these little pucker marks all over very similar to an orange skin that stop about 1/2 inch below the seam that ends 1 inch from the top. sorry I am having a hard time describing. I hope pix tells more. it is square yellowish green thanks Stefanie Vargas

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From: Paula 04

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: what an answer is

Date 06/28/2006 7:12:16 PM

on your site towards the top you have an email from victoria about a double bottle I cant find where to find the answers I have one just like it but mine has a label on it can you tell me what was in it and about the value Paula

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From: damingez

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 7:37 AM

I found your e-mail addresss on the internet and was wondering if you buy old bottles. I have a couple dozen old, beautiful, perfect condition bottles that I would like to sell and don't know where to bring them. I live in southwest Florida, but I can send you pictures if you need. Any information would help ALOT!

 

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From: scott fetterolf 67

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Clark Bros 1899

Date 06/29/2006 9:45:49 AM

Hi, I have a brown jug with wire and wooden handle. Impressed into the top is Pat May 17 1899. on the bottom is Clark Bros Zanesville Oh. Any idea what it's worth? Or who might be interested in purchasing such a piece. I also have several medicine bottles that I would be interested in finding out more about.  Thanks J'Nean

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From: Steven & Patricia ve

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: MANHATTAN BOTTLING W'KS. INC MILWAUKEE

Date 06/29/2006 9:56:54 AM

This bottle is 11-1/2 inches tall - with stopper inserted (clamped in place) -12 inches perfect condition raised lettering in a circular layout THE MANHATTAN BOTTLING W'KS. INC MILWAUKEE

--- (Wisconsin) TRADE MARK REGISTERED - HORSE HEAD WITH BRIDLE (left profile) CONTENTS 1 PT. & 8 FL. OZ. (on the back of the bottle - bottom outside rim) THIS BOTTLE IS NEVER SOLD 2L S I HARD RUBBER & METAL (LEAD?) WIRED ATTACHED CLamP DOWN STOPPER inside part of the stopper - a raised 2 in the center - (appears to be GEM) GEM STOPPER CO. PHILA. PA.  How old is it? A soda bottle? Approximate value? Thanks, Steve

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From: Donald Milton III

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date 06/29/2006 12:16:22 PM

Hello, I have found in my grandparents basement a bottle of Red Chianti Wine. The label reads S. Ginignano, casa Vinicola Bardi Ubaldo Certaldo-Italy. The year on the bottle is 1964 (vintage) and the bottle appears to be made of clay and possibly hand carved and painted. It is unopened. Can you tell me anything about it? many thanks,  -Donald Milton III

-- Donald A Milton III Baritone University of Michigan School of Music Assistant Conductor, University of Michigan Arts Chorale Assistant Director, Michigan Youth Chamber Singers

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From: rebeca palma.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 06/29/2006 1:27:40 PM

hola soy rebeca de venezuela tengo una botella de LUCAS Bols de January 1865 ballerina gold liqueur qiero saber el estimado de su precio esta sin abrir

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From: Shawn Baumgardner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: crystal coca-cola bottles

Date 06/29/2006 4:57:09 PM

Do you know who manufactures the crystal coca-cola bottle? I believe there is a company in Germany but I cannot locate them. If you have any information that would be so appreciated. Thank you, Shawn Baumgardner

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Date 06/29/2006 4:27:36 PM

From: "louise mruk"

To: Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 8:27 PM

Subject: groblewski bottles  We have a bottle of linden cough balsam from AG Groblewski and company. Can you put us in touch with TA Groblewski who is listed on your website as  the grandson of AG Groblewski?  Thanks, Louise Mruk

I got the information from this site: http://www.bottlebooks.com/questions/March%202002/march_2002_questions_ask_digger_. htm The actual question is just a little less than half way down the page. I will copy its contents below:

From: TAGROBLEWSKI

To: Digger

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

Date 15-03-2002 Hi. I saw a question from a reader about a bottle labeled Albert G. Groblewski & Co. , Plymouth, PA. I am a great-grandson of Albert G. Groblewski and know a bit about the company. I would enjoy talking with anyone who has any of their patent medicine products. Thanks!

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From: thejenningsclan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rare?

Date 06/29/2006 6:37:31 PM

Hi, Not sure if you can help but here goes: A friend of mine out of Charleston SC is married to an excavator/dredger if you will. He goes to many ports and sometimes miles out from land to do their work. They always find unique items left behind on the ocean floor from years long gone by. She showed me a box full of bottles she had and I jumped at the chance to buy them from her. I have some with rounded bottoms, amethyst/Amber colored ones, light blue and green ones, clear ones-all of varying shapes and sizes. If I sent you a photos with measurements could you tell me not only what their value is but what they were used for? Thank you so much for your prompt reply.  Cheers, Cynthia Young

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From: KATHLEEN SIRARD

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: stoneware whiskey jug

Date 06/29/2006 7:39:15 PM

Hello Digger, I would like to know about an old dexter distilling whiskey jug. It also says old dexter distillers Butler Kentucky distillers. ONE SIDE READS PAT AUG 11 1891 THE OLD DEXTER JUG WHISKY. THANKS PETER

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From: Redbarn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date 06/29/2006 8:07:52 PM

Hi Digger, I have an old brown bottle, about 5 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide at the base. It has a seam down each side and a few bubbles in the glass. It is embossed around the top and says Rio Chemical Co. New York, NY. On the bottom it says made in the USA then there is a D over a sideways diamond and a 3 underneath of that. From the looks of it, it was probably made for a cork, not a screw top lid. I've included two pictures, but I'm afraid that they aren't of very good quality. I've tried to identify this bottle on my own and have had little success. I hope you can help me. Angel

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From: thejenningsclan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 6:37 PM

 

Subject: Rare?  Hi,  Not sure if you can help but here goes:  A friend of mine out of Charleston SC is married to an excavator/dredger if you will. He goes to many ports and sometimes miles out from land to do their work. They always find unique items left behind on the ocean floor from years long gone by. She showed me a box full of bottles she had and I jumped at the chance to buy them from her. I have some with rounded bottoms, amethyst/Amber colored ones, light blue and green ones, clear ones-all of varying shapes and sizes. If I sent you a photos with measurements could you tell me not only what their value is but what they were used for? Thank you so much for your prompt reply. Cheers, Cynthia Young

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From: Carrie Peterson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Perfume bottles

Date 06/29/2006 10:02:54 PM

I have a set of three perfume bottles, made by Avon, diamond shaped, in a box about 6 inches tall shaped like a hexagon. The bottles hold 1. 5 oz each, and the box is brown plastic with gold panel accents. I picked that and two 3. 75 oz Mac Gregor horse shaped bottles at a yard sale. also, I picked up a bottle of Wild country after shave by Avon. all ogether I paid about 30 cents for them. Can you tell me a bit more about them, especially the boxed set? Thank you very much! Karen Peterson

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From: jack england  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: knox whiskey

Date 06/30/2006 3:41:05 PM

digger  I found a knox whiskey bottle in newton, iowa approx 40 yrs ago, and as to this date I have had no luck in finding anything that is even close to what I looks like. it has a crest with two eagles facing each other and one on top. as a matter of fact it looks just like the crest on a knox hat box. the word registered is over the top of the eagles, and moveo et proficio is below the eagle. the word knox in large letters over the top and the word whiskey is across the bottom. I have ran aground, can you give me some info on my long lost bottle  thanks jack

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From: James Moore

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 06/30/2006 5:12:02 PM

Would sure appreciate your help in identifying an old soda bottle that I have. It is clear glass, 7 5/8 inches tall, has the number 1938 on bottom. Has 7 fl. oz marked on side. Main logo (raised glass) on only one side of the bottle is, crossed baseball bats with a stocking below them and the letters "W" and "S" on either side of the bats. Someone told me it was a White Sox soda bottle, but I find no reference anywhere to it. It is scratchy, but has no chips, etc. Thanks again for any assistance you can offer me. Regards.... Jim Moore

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From: pepsi net

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 06/30/2006 8:43:16 PM

Amber bottle code of arms on front of bottle .......... bottom.......... continental distilling corp philla pa............8 inches tall screw on steel cap diamond shape on back on top of coat of arms logo says....... . federal law prohibits resale of this bottle

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